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  • A question about Sidebars and Keywords: How do you use FR?

    09/17/2012 7:57:41 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 12 replies
    one man's opinion....
    First of all, before anyone gets upset, this thread is not a complaint, not a critique. FR works fine for me. I'm a happy camper. But I am curious as to how others navigate around the site, and what, if any tweaks might be worth considering; and maybe provide some food for thought for the folks in charge.
  • 'Innocence of Muslims' filmmakers influenced by controversial cleric (Blame the film!)

    09/16/2012 6:35:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' L.A. Now ^ | September 15, 2012 | Harriet Ryan, Ken Bensinger, Jessica Garrison and Abby Sewell
    The Southern California men behind the "Innocence of Muslims" movie that has enraged the Arab world were influenced by a fiery Coptic cleric who owns a home in Huntington Beach and is known around the globe for making insults against the prophet Muhammad. Although the preacher, Zakaria Botros Henein, has not been linked to the anti-Muslim film, his views were strikingly similar to those in the movie. He is often called Islam's "Public Enemy No. 1" and teaches that Muhammad was a necrophiliac, a homosexual and a pedophile. The three disparate figures who have emerged as key forces behind the...
  • Lawyers for Trayvon Martin's killer accused of "witch hunt" (Want his records)

    09/10/2012 11:57:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 10, 2012 | Barbara Liston
    Lawyers defending the neighborhood watch volunteer charged in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin have launched a "witch hunt" by seeking Martin's school and social media records, the family's lawyer said on Monday. "I think certainly it is a witch hunt to try to find something to attack the character of a dead child and it's completely irrelevant because his school records had nothing to do with him (George Zimmerman) shooting Trayvon Martin in the heart on February 26," said Martin family attorney Ben Crump. Zimmerman lawyer Mark O'Mara announced on his website last week that he...
  • GoDaddy Websites Down, Anonymous claims responsibility

    09/10/2012 12:31:31 PM PDT · by freedomlover · 2 replies
    9/10/12 | Freedomlover (me)
    My GoDaddy website, apparently with a lot of others, has been down all morning. Anonymous claims responsibility. Here are some links FYI GoDaddy via Twitter Anonymous via Twitter
  • Minority Report: Fiction Has Become Reality

    09/06/2012 7:15:38 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 7 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | September 4, 2012 | John W. Whitehead
    “The Internet is watching us now. If they want to. They can see what sites you visit. In the future, television will be watching us, and customizing itself to what it knows about us. The thrilling thing is, that will make us feel we’re part of the medium. The scary thing is, we’ll lose our right to privacy. An ad will appear in the air around us, talking directly to us.”—Steven Spielberg It was a mere ten years ago that Steven Spielberg’s action film Minority Report, based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, offered movie audiences a special...
  • (Vanity) My laptop died, need cheap OS

    09/05/2012 9:02:46 AM PDT · by GeronL · 207 replies
    My Toshiba Satellite L305 has crapped out. It did not come with the reinstallation disk. I can get a new hard drive but I need an O/S. It is too old to run Windows 7, which I can't really afford. Does anyone know where I can buy a Windows Vista Home Premium (or sumtin') disk or product key for a good price?

    09/02/2012 7:05:04 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 78 replies
    google ^ | 09/02/2012 | ol hickory
    Look at the number of results and then you know why the Libs heads are exploding!!!
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • U.S. Marine a victim of "Pre-Crime Detention" as FBI monitors America's Facebook posts

    08/25/2012 10:04:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/25/2012 | Doug Book
    Interrogated by FBI and Secret Service agents, thrown to the ground, handcuffed and driven off by local police who maintain he was never really “under arrest,” Marine Sergeant Brandon Raub was finally freed from a psychiatric hospital on Thursday after Circuit Court Judge Allan Sharrett dismissed a petition of involuntary commitment on the grounds that it was “…so devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.” (1) In fact that petition, filed by the Chesterfield Police for the purpose of holding Raub in the John Randolph mental facility,...
  • Apple vs Samsung: What's In An mp3 Player?

    08/24/2012 9:08:35 PM PDT · by This Just In · 70 replies
    August 24, 2012 | This Just In
    I have never owned an mp3 player. Everyone else in my family owns either an Apple or a Sony, but I have yet to invest in one of these electronic devices. Not that I have anything against mp3 players. I've been reading reviews and checking prices for years. I consider it quite an investment to purchase one of these pricey players. I am not about to cough up a large chunk of hard earned cash in order to invest in a device that would last about a year, or one which turns on (or off) at random. I've discovered that...
  • Oklahoma’s Intangible Property Tax Problem

    08/24/2012 1:42:45 PM PDT · by 92nina · 7 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-23 | Will Upton
    Besides choosing their elected officials this November, Oklahoma voters will have to make an important decision on State Question 766, deciding whether or not intangible property will receive a tax exemption. A quick hint, if SQ 766 passes it could fuel further job growth and innovation in the state. If the ballot measure fails it could cost Oklahoma businesses precious resources in a stagnant economy and lead to new rounds of layoffs. Until a 2009 State Supreme Court ruling, some Oklahoma businesses were “centrally assessed” by the State Board of Equalization while others were “locally assessed” by county assessors. Those...
  • Virus help- PTCH_ZACCESS.A downloaded and can't remove

    08/24/2012 10:24:48 AM PDT · by ncfool · 32 replies
    August 24, 2012 | self
    Sometime on Tuesday I clicked on a link on this site to a Anti-Obama link or picture. I evidently get a virus and have not been able to clean it. Its called PTCH_ZACCESS.A My Office IT guy has tried to clean a couple of times and its buried in the registry. Anybody have any experience with this bad virus. A screen keeps popping up wanting you to down load their virus removal software SECURITY SHIELD. My warning is to be very careful as its says it will get into your info and look for banking and credit passwords. I have...
  • Why is the FCC Looking Backwards on Broadband?

    08/22/2012 10:44:35 AM PDT · by 92nina · 9 replies
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2012-08-21 | Kelly William Cobb
    The tech sector is one of the most forward looking, fastest growing, and innovative industries. It represents one-sixth of our economy and investment is going nowhere but up. But today’s Federal Commissions Commission (FCC) report on the progress of broadband adoption makes one wonder how the industry flourishes despite being regulated by one of the most mind-bogglingly backward looking and pro-regulatory agencies in government. The FCC has determined – for the third year in a row – that broadband “is not yet being deployed ‘to all Americans’ in a reasonable and timely fashion.” The Commission’s Eighth Broadband Progress Report (known...
  • Verizon-SpectrumCo Approval Means More Competition, Lower Prices

    08/20/2012 2:44:11 PM PDT · by 92nina · 1 replies
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2012-08-16 | Kelly William Cobb
    [Last week,] a deal between Verizon and a consortium of cable companies to free more spectrum for mobile broadband gained significant traction with the Department of Justice (DOJ) conditionally signing off on the deal and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcing a vote of approval will come in short order. The agreement is an innovative move without much precedent. Verizon will purchase a significant chuck of spectrum from SpectrumCo, a group of cable companies including Comcast and Time Warner Cable, that covers 80 percent of Americans and is ideal for 4G mobile broadband. Moving forward, those cable companies can purchase...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Fmr. Marine Arrested by FBI for Patriotic Facebook Posts!

    08/17/2012 1:01:09 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    The Josh Tolley Channel ^ | Aug. 17, 2012 | Josh Tolley
    Former Marine Raub Brandon was taken by FBI and Secret Service last night (8/15/12) for his patriotic Facebook Posts. Now being held in mental hospital...DEVELOPING STORY!! Video at:
  • Politics and the Internet Timeline (FR mentioned)

    08/15/2012 8:56:26 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 39 replies ^ | May 2012 | multiple
    Technology is changing politics, government and civic life. This timeline shows the accelerating pace of change in the United States, in the international arena, and online. Here are the seminal moments, inventions, and first uses that mark the early emergence and then growing importance of the Internet and connection technologies on the political arena. To view it in it's original setting, go here. This timeline is meant to be a living document. We intend to keep updating it as events unfold. If you would like to suggest an important development that we may have missed, or make a correction to...
  • Software Advice Needed

    08/14/2012 3:09:44 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 23 replies
    Former Fetus
    OK, so I am NOT one of FR's photoshop artists! For years, all I have used has been Broderbund's PrintShop that came free with something else I was buying. For years I used it to make birthday cards, banners...We moved recently and I need to make some changes to my husband's business card. Since I got a new computer around Christmas, I tried to install Print Shop, just to find out that when I click on "install" nothing happens, absolutely nothing! There seems to be dozens of free software that can be downloaded to make business cards, I just don't...
  • Instapundit, PJ Media "currently unavailable"? Hacked?

    08/13/2012 3:35:59 PM PDT · by pending · 8 replies
    Instapundit, PJ Media Down, 18:30 EST. Have not found any info. Anyone hear what is up?
  • Windows Phone sales surge -- is it real or just a blip? (Up over 115% from a year ago)

    08/08/2012 8:35:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Computer World ^ | 08/08/2012 | By Preston Gralla
    Analyst reports released in the last two days show Windows Phone sales surging between 115% and 227% compared to a year ago. Does this mean Windows Phone is finally gaining traction, or is it just a blip on the radar? IDC reports that in the second quarter of this year, Windows Phone sales jumped by 115% compared to a year ago, to 5.4 million units, and a 3.5% market share. IDC also notes that Windows Phone "narrowed the gap between itself and BlackBerry last quarter in its bid to become the number 3 mobile OS in terms of market share."...
  • Sex, sex, sex, sex, sex

    08/06/2012 2:49:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 3, 2012 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    August 3, 2012, ( – At some point yesterday I was scrolling through a rather mundane news article on an equally mundane news site, when my eye was suddenly drawn to the lascivious photo of a beautiful woman prominently featured on the left-hand side of the story. Superimposed on the photo was the headline, “Actresses’ first nude scenes.” And then the words, “Click here.” I confess that, as attractive as the invitation seemed, I didn’t react quite as the proprietors of the website evidently intended. I did not “click here.” Instead, I got mad. As a proud, chest-thumping moral Neanderthal,...