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  • Cross country train trip

    09/04/2012 3:13:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    vanity ^ | 9-4-12 | self
    As some of you may know, I've been dealing with the needs of my 99 year old mom this summer. She fell in May and broke her leg. Her recovery has been remarkable, but it is not possible for her to remain at her home alone any longer, and we have moved her into "assisted living". We found a very nice facility where we moved her during the past 2 weeks. The problem is that she is in California, where she wants to remain, and we are in Wisconsin, where we need to remain to run our business. We are...
  • Evander Holyfield moves out of foreclosed Fayette Co. mansion

    07/10/2012 12:59:31 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 32 replies
    WSBTV - Atlanta ^ | 07-10-12 | WSBTV
    News Chopper 2 captured video of former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield’s belongings being removed from his Fayette County mansion. Holyfield’s 109-room mansion was sold in a foreclosure auction in March. The home sits on 235 acres located near Fairburn.
  • eCat Domains: "No Comment"

    10/04/2011 8:41:48 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 23 replies
    Free Energy Truth Blog ^ | October 3 2011 | Admin
    eCat Domains: "No Comment" Tuesday, October 4, 2011 ecat.com and e-cat.com A few weeks ago the domain e-cat.com was changed to point to the Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers website - more specifically, the part of their business that invests in new Green Technologies. Just 48 hours ago the similarly named ecat.com domain also went live with a teasing video about steam. A few days ago (and not knowing for sure) we dared to speculate that Rossi's US partner is in fact Kleiner Perkins (see this report). I emailed KPCBs Greentech Dept and was not the least bit surprised to...
  • NASA Advances Evaluation of Piantelli’s LENR Research

    09/28/2011 7:18:22 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 81 replies
    New Energy Times ^ | Sept 28 2011 | Steven Krivit
    NASA Advances Evaluation of Piantelli’s LENR Research Posted on September 28, 2011 by Steven B. Krivit Multiple sources have confirmed to New Energy Times that a team comprising NASA engineers and an investment group from the U.S. is expanding its interest in the low-energy nuclear reaction research of Italian biophysicist Francesco Piantelli. A meeting with the group and representatives of Piantelli will take place in the next few days. According to Dennis Bushnell, chief scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, NASA was working months ago on experiments based on Piantelli’s research. Piantelli’s work with LENR goes back...
  • Beware: "Scientists Cure Cancer, But No One Takes Notice?"

    06/05/2011 3:51:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Many people have seen - and shared - an article online with the catchy headline, "Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice." Surely if a cure for cancer had been discovered, people would notice, right? The link being circulated via Facebook and other social media sites is to a poorly-written HubPages article which states, "Researchers at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada have cured cancer last week, yet there is a little ripple in the news or in TV. It is a simple technique using very basic drug. The method employs dichloroacetate, which is currently used to treat...
  • Blackberry 83xx - 8330 (Boost) - Vanity

    03/11/2010 9:48:24 AM PST · by FlGoldwingGuy · 17 replies · 448+ views
    3/11/10 | Flgoldwingguy
    I am looking to try and regain the technology edge (at least the best I can do at this point). I know NOTHING about apps, G3, and the ilk. When i started in "cellular" (yes there was a word before wireless) it was ALMOST "two tin cans and a string". I was always on the "bleeding" edge of the technology for most of that time. Life and circumstances has me looking at this Boost product. So I am about to pull the trigger on a Blackberry 83xx - 8330 (Boost to be precise). I am interested in your pros, cons,...
  • Man might get prison time for sharing snack cake with inmate

    05/01/2008 5:10:55 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 50 replies · 95+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 1, 2008 | Mary Beth Lane
    Man might get prison time for sharing snack cake with inmate Thursday, May 1, 2008 6:19 PM By Mary Beth Lane THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH He slept through a fire drill, had loose tobacco in his possession and didn't show up for kitchen duty. Then Timothy E. Caudill shared a Little Debbie snack cake with another inmate at a correctional facility in southeastern Ohio. That was the last straw. The 21-year-old was kicked out of the residential community corrections program that was a requirement of his probation. And he could go to prison. That is absurd, said Caudill's attorney, Claire “Buzz”...
  • I'm Gonna Be Gazillioaire!

    12/11/2007 11:27:02 AM PST · by MHGinTN · 19 replies · 548+ views
    e-mail ^ | 12/11/07 | Anonymous Morrison
    From: chiezemorrison@aol.it [Add to Address Book]To: undisclosed-recipients:; Subject: CONTACT FEDEX COURIER SERVICE COMPANY Date: Monday, December 10, 2007 11:48:02 PM[View Source] Good Day, I have been waiting for you since to contact me for confirmation of your Bank Draft of 1.500, Million uk pounds, but I did not hear from you since for a couple of weeks now. Then I went to the Bank to confirm if the status of the Bank draft and Mr.James Dams  a Senior Manager  Bank of Africa told me that before the draft will get to your hand that it will expire. So I...
  • Coulter's "Godless" Outrageous

    06/04/2006 6:23:39 AM PDT · by Madstrider · 348 replies · 7,849+ views
    6/4/06 | madstrider
    According to a close friend who has recieved an advance copy of Ann Coulter's "Godless" says that this book is going to cause a firestorm of controversy. Keep in mind that this comes from a conservative journalist. Get some tidbits from Donkey Cons a website for my friend's own book. I can't wait to get my hands on this book but at least I know who the matyr of the church of liberalism is!!!
  • Donkeys misbehavin' (Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Democratic Party')

    04/13/2006 4:00:52 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 10 replies · 1,102+ views
    Town Hall ^ | Apr 13, 2006 | Monique E. Stuart
    It seems almost any crime can be excused or ignored if the perpetrator is a Democrat. A married Democrat mayor can be caught smoking crack cocaine with a prostitute and, even after he is convicted and sentenced to prison, manage to return to public office. A married Democratic senator who leaves a party with a single young woman and gets into a drunk-driving accident that kills her does not merely avoid jail time, but retains his Senate seat and indeed goes on to become one of the most powerful politicians in his party. Wholesale corruption, election fraud, kickbacks, bribery, espionage,...
  • Pros and Cons of Legalizing Drugs

    04/10/2006 2:11:52 PM PDT · by davesdude · 67 replies · 8,206+ views
    None | Today | Me
    Hi all...Please express your ideas and arguments about the title's subject...Please try to stay "in-topic"...I don't know if we have the right to start a debate but I hope it will be one! Sources to official information should figure... I am trying to make my own mind on this matter...
  • Screwtape's "Age of Darwinian Scientism"

    01/27/2006 11:04:17 AM PST · by Lindykim · 213 replies · 2,494+ views
    The Daley Times-Post ^ | Jan. 27, 2006 | Linda Kimball
    Greek mythology tells the tale of Prometheus, a Titan who envied Zeus his godlike powers. Driven by his covetousness, he stole some of Zeus's power, then was caught and punished by being tied to a rock. The underlying assumption of this myth is that man and God are antagonists. Man covets godlike powers, but since God refuses to share any of his power, man must take it---or steal it. In ancient pagan civilizations, Promethean men were able to give free reign to the dark impulses that urged them to become as 'gods.' Although they lacked the ability to create life,...
  • Canada opposition plots to oust minority Liberals

    11/13/2005 3:17:44 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 33 replies · 866+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Nov 13, 2005
    OTTAWA, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The leaders of Canada's three opposition parties met on Sunday to decide how and when to try to bring down the 16-month-old minority Liberal government and force an election, possibly as soon as next month. Following a change in heart by the New Democratic Party, which said on Monday that it would no longer be able to support the Liberals, the heads of the three parties met in Conservative leader Stephen Harper's office in Parliament. They kept reporters away from the meeting, but were understood to be discussing whether to bring the government down before...
  • Convicted Killer Cons His Way Out of Jail

    11/04/2005 11:19:32 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 875+ views
    HOUSTON (Nov. 4) - A Texas death row inmate somehow found some civilian clothing, changed out of his orange jumpsuit and used a fake ID badge to escape late Thursday from the Harris County Jail. Charles Victor Thompson, 35, of Tomball, was in Houston after being re-sentenced last week to execution. "He managed to get some civilian clothing. He had changed out of the orange jumpsuit that inmates ordinarily wear," Harris County sheriff's Lt. John Martin said in the online edition of the Houston Chronicle. "He may have been taken out of the cell block and put in the attorney...
  • What happens when a top law firm gets two crooks for clients?

    10/14/2005 1:02:51 AM PDT · by gpapa · 5 replies · 2,220+ views
    Texas Monthly ^ | November 2001 | John Spong
    Texas Monthly November 2001 What happens when a top law firm gets two crooks for clients? At Locke, Liddell, and Sapp, the result was a $30 million settlement for angry investors. by John Spong LOCKE PURNELL ATTORNEY JANE MATHESON'S NOTE ON THE BACK OF A TRADE AGREEMENT her firm was editing for client Russell Erxleben in February 1998 got right to the point: "Tell the truth." Erxleben, an All-American punter and place kicker for the University of Texas Longhorns in the seventies, had enlisted the 110-year-old, blue-chip Dallas law firm to keep his company, Austin Forex Investments (AFI), from running...
  • Ten Conservative Principles

    07/11/2005 11:33:12 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 37 replies · 2,243+ views
    Orthodoxy Today ^ | Russell Kirk
    Being neither a religion nor an ideology, the body of opinion termed conservatism possesses no Holy Writ and no Das Kapital to provide dogmata. So far as it is possible to determine what conservatives believe, the first principles of the conservative persuasion are derived from what leading conservative writers and public men have professed during the past two centuries. After some introductory remarks on this general theme, I will proceed to list ten such conservative principles. Perhaps it would be well, most of the time, to use this word "conservative" as an adjective chiefly. For there exists no Model Conservative,...
  • VANITY: Tongue Piercings, Pros and cons

    04/25/2002 7:25:24 PM PDT · by republicangel · 145 replies · 11,491+ views
    A concerned mother
    Would you hire an otherwise nice looking intelligent college girl for the summer if they have their tongue pierced? Major conflict going on here at the homestead.....
  • Abortion Quotes from Pro-Choice Sources

    12/05/2004 6:30:50 AM PST · by Diago · 14 replies · 3,683+ views
    Abortion Quotes from Pro-Choice Sources From "Abortion at Work: Ideology and Practice in a Feminist Clinic" by Wendy Simonds. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1996 included a chapter on how to repel abortion protestors or "antis"): Quotes from clinic employees: "You're going from dealing with people to dealing with what most people here at the Center consider a real hurdle, to do sterile room, because you have to deal with the actual abortion tissue. And for some people, that's really hard. They can be abstractly in favor of abortion rights, but they sure don't want to see what an eighteen-week...
  • This has GOT to be who "Comic Book Guy" on The Simpsons was based on!

    04/23/2004 8:52:56 AM PDT · by mhking · 21 replies · 397+ views
    Ramblings' Journal ^ | 4.23.04 | Michael King
    I know I'm a geek, but I'm not that badMost folks that know me, know I'm a rabid Trek-fan, comic fan, and SF/mystery geek.But this is what happens when you live in the basement at your Mom's house past 40.As I look at those pictures, I keep figuring that this is the guy that The Simpsons' Comic Book Guy character has to be based on.
  • Cyber-thieves target auctions

    07/17/2003 6:33:28 AM PDT · by tdadams · 3 replies · 485+ views
    Rutland Herald ^ | July 5, 2003 | WILLIAM SHERMAN
    NEW YORK — Sophisticated cyber-scammers are ripping off hundreds of online auction buyers and sellers through bogus escrow services in the latest variation of Internet fraud. Buyers of expensive cameras, computers and cars, including one man who paid $50,000 for what he thought was a new BMW sport-utility vehicle, have been taken in the auction hustle, which emerged on the Internet last fall. Similarly, sellers of expensive jewelry and other items, including a man who sold a used Rolex Presidential watch for $14,000, also have been victimized. The polish on the scam includes elaborate Web sites with names like Premier-escrow.com,...