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  • My hip is killing me and I need Freeper diagnosis

    04/15/2015 8:21:19 PM PDT · by Vendome · 231 replies
    Vanitopia | 04/15/2015 | Vendome
    Okay Freepers. Time to play Freeper MD. For three weeks my hip has been killing me. left side. Doesn't hurt when I jabbed with my thumb. Has been hurting when I lay on it. The last three days, it has been hurting when I sit. My vainglorius head is getting bigger but, I discern no deformation or growth in the area of pain. As I sit here typing this out, it is throbbing. Get to guessing. Bursitis? Just the fun of being a bit over 50? Hypochondriac? I'm no longer hip? My guess it bursitis. I am pretty flexible. Can...
  • Even Worse than British Unions

    03/26/2011 11:25:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/27/11 | Robert Feneron
    Viewers from "across the pond" are watching with keen interest, as the elemental struggle between Republican politicians and the public sector unions is played out. With, on the one hand, a sense of "déjà vu", and on the other, a feeling that, for once, the old country is in better shape, British observers can see clearly the similarities in circumstances, but also the (primarily legal) differences, between our two countries. The first obvious parallel between the British and US trade union movements is their almost complete colonization by the Left. Starting in the 1960s, unions in both countries increasingly came...
  • It gets even uglier in Wisconsin

    03/25/2011 12:14:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/25/11 | Lee DeCovnick
    Disturbing news continues to trickle out from Norte de Venezuela, the state formally known as Wisconsin. Despite the best efforts of the MSM to embargo information concerning the shockingly bad behavior of thousands of public employee union members, more ominous information has come to light. From the Pierce County Herald on March 14th, 2011 we read of the uncivil reception Governor Walker received before a speech to a GOP Lincoln Day fundraiser in Washburn. WASHBURN - Wisconsin's protracted family fight over the budget and public employee unions moved to this Bayfield County town Saturday evening, as embattled Gov. Scott Walker...
  • Even After EU Vote, European Shechita Still in Danger (kosher slaughter)

    05/10/2009 9:26:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 713+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 5/10/2009 | Hillel Fendel
    ( Despite the EU Parliament's vote Wednesday to legalize “shechita,” the Jewish method of humane animal slaughter is still very much in danger. It was reported on Thursday that the European Jewish Community “hailed” the European Parliament’s vote to legalize the traditional Jewish method of slaughter into European law. However, it was later clarified that in fact, the Parliament only has consultative status in this case, and that the European Union’s Council of Agricultural Ministers will have the final say when it convenes next month. "During the original debate on this issue in Norway, one of the parliamentarians said straight...
  • Vice in Go-Go Boots?

    08/31/2008 5:54:55 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 37 replies · 981+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 31, 2008 | Maureen Dowd
  • Rocked By AIDS, Zulu Kingdom Now Faces Even Worse Foe: Incurable TB

    09/12/2006 6:50:19 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 635+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-13-2006 | Chris McGreal
    Rocked by Aids, Zulu kingdom now faces even worse foe: incurable TB Doctors fear fresh fight with South African health chiefs for cash to battle new strain Chris McGreal and Tugela Ferry Wednesday September 13, 2006 The Guardian (UK) The first clue to the hidden killer stalking villages in the Zulu kingdom revealed itself at a small rural hospital long besieged by epidemics. Doctors at the Church of Scotland hospital in Tugela Ferry were already grappling with the onslaught of Aids and its partner in death, tuberculosis. But some relief appeared to be in sight when, after years of criticism...
  • Consistency Keeps Military Family's Life on an Even Keel

    01/25/2006 6:28:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 241+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | jan 25 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2006 – Catherine McCarthy, a Navy submariner's wife, has a solution for keeping life normal for her three children despite challenges a military family faces. Nothing about everyday life changes, she said, whether her husband, Petty Officer 1st Class Matt McCarthy, is at sea or home. The nuclear electrician's mate has been in the Navy for 11 years. "'Steady' - that's my key word," McCarthy said. "What works for us is to stay solid and stay on the same steady path. When he comes home our philosophy has always been that he fits back into the family."...
  • Weather Gets Even Weirder

    01/20/2006 5:30:08 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 621+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-21-2006 | Philip Eden
    Weather gets even weirder By Philip Eden (Filed: 21/01/2006) On the face of it, the catalogue of extraordinary weather events culled from around the world during the last year suggests that the global climate is in turmoil. But do a clutch of catastrophes and a ragbag of records represent anything unusual? Moscow: A man ventures out as temperatures reach minus 30 Climatologists look for evidence of underlying change and are particularly interested in events which are clearly outside previous experience. We should remember that we live in a world where natural disasters can be brought to our television screens as...
  • Maine Democratic Legislator Bolts Party

    01/03/2006 8:39:57 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 499+ views
    CBS News ^ | 1/3/06
    AP) A Democratic state legislator announced Tuesday she has quit the party, leaving the Maine House evenly split between Democrats and Republicans. Rep. Barbara Merrill's defection will give the two major parties 73 seats each when the 2006 session opens on Wednesday. Merrill becomes one of four unenrolled or independent members. One Green Party member also serves in the 151-seat chamber. The Democrats have held a majority in the Maine House for three decades, except for a brief period in 1996 when the Republicans gained the edge. The Democrats maintain control of the state Senate, with 19 of the 35...
  • Even with best record, White Sox run second in Second City

    06/22/2005 9:04:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 94 replies · 1,464+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 22, 2005 | NANCY ARMOUR, AP National Writer
    CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox are the best team in the majors, with no idea what second place is like this year. They're a likable, entertaining bunch, and their manager is one of the most colorful in the game. Anywhere else, they'd be the toast of the town, adored by casual fans and diehards alike. But the White Sox are the second team in the Second City, consistently underappreciated while their neighbors on the North Side are showered with love no matter how dismal their record. ``It's always been that way,'' said Bill Hyde, 68, a lifelong White...
  • On the way to freedom, Niger's slaves stuck in limbo (government denies slavery even exists)

    03/13/2005 2:00:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies · 668+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/10/05 | Mike Pflanz, Georgina Cranston
    On the way to freedom, Niger's slaves stuck in limbo 7,000 slaves in Niger were set to be freed last Saturday - until the government denied slavery even existed there. By Mike Pflanz and Georgina Cranston, Contributors to The Christian Science Monitor Thu Mar 10, 9:33 AM ET NAIROBI, KENYA, AND TILLABERI, NIGER - More than 7,000 slaves owned by Arissal Ag Amdague, a Tuareg tribal chief, were due to be released at a desert ceremony last Saturday in the village of In Atès, 175 miles northwest of Niger's capital, Niamey. A new law that came into effect last year...
  • Hillary Clinton's Popularity Up in State, Even Among Republicans

    02/21/2005 8:32:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 218 replies · 7,347+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/22/05 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
    Clinton's Popularity Up in State, Even Among Republicans By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ Published: February 22, 2005 Remember Hillary Rodham Clinton and the conventional wisdom about how polarizing a figure she is? Well, think again. Recent polls have shown that Mrs. Clinton, the junior senator from New York, may have turned a corner politically, sharply reducing the number of voters in the state who harbor negative views of her. Pollsters say the change is remarkable for a woman who has long been shadowed by a seemingly implacable group of voters - commonly referred to as Hillary haters - who dislike her, no...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Does Human Rights Law Apply to Terrorists?

    11/11/2004 10:34:32 AM PST · by forty_years · 20 replies · 1,085+ views ^ | November 11, 2004 | Ted Lapkin
    On November 8, 2004, a U.S. federal judge ruled that the Bush administration had improperly ignored the Geneva Conventions in establishing military commissions to try detainees at the Guantánamo Bay U.S. naval base as war criminals. Ted Lapkin's timely article delves into the complexities of the Geneva Conventions, and how much they should apply to the war on terrorism. —The Editors. From Manhattan to Mindanao, Islamist zealots draw no distinction between combatants and non-combatants. Jihadists target women, children, and the elderly without even the pretence of discrimination. In June 2004, an Al-Qaeda affiliated group distributed a video proudly documenting...
  • FReep this Euro-Weenie: Send Euro-Weenie Anita Roddick Your Favorite Anti-War Quotes

    09/26/2002 11:51:03 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 32 replies · 580+ views ^ | 23 Sept 02 | Anita Roddick
    The same lovely lady who brought you this thread ( wherein she whined about becoming "a target for America's zealots" now invites us to send her our favorite anti-war quotes (after sharing a list of her own that probably includes every anti-war quote EVER!). I think we Freepers should accept her kind invitation. Here's mine: Dear Anita, Thank you so much for posting this wonderful, life-affirming thread. I was unsure that you would want to post again so soon after all those conservative types suppressed your speech by assaulting you viciously with email. I hope your injuries aren't too severe...