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  • Dunstable Bald squirrel "Safe And Alive" After Capture

    11/23/2015 3:08:08 PM PST · by goldstategop · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/23/2015 | BBC News
    A centre spokesman confirmed to the BBC the squirrel was "safe and alive" but could not reveal any further information about what would happen to it now. 'Genetic defect' The RSPCA said under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 it was generally illegal to release grey squirrels back to the wild once treated by a vet. Dr Helen McRobie, a lecturer in biomedical science at the Anglia Ruskin University, said she had never heard of a bald squirrel before but it would "need to be kept in the warm once the temperature drops". "This is very rare. I have been...
  • The Woes of Socialism ... Famous Venezuelan Ice-Cream Store Closes Over Milk Shortage

    12/29/2014 4:30:36 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 27, 2014 | Corina Pons
    Famous Venezuelan ice-cream store closes over milk shortage CARACAS - An ice-cream store listed in the Guinness World Records book for its 863 different flavours has become the latest victim of Venezuela's economic crisis. "We are closed during the season due to shortage of milk," the famous Coromoto ice-cream store in the highland town of Merida announced on its Facebook page. Locals confirmed that the shop, hugely popular among tourists for its exotic and strange flavours ranging from beer to beans, had been closed since Christmas Eve. A sign on the door asked customers' forgiveness "for not attending you due...
  • Was Famous Picture of Obama during Bin Laden Raid a Fake?

    05/19/2011 10:41:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 5/19/11 | Nachum
    Someone sent an email to me suggesting that if you blow up the photo of Obama sitting in the situation room during the OBL raid, it looks "Photoshopped". Sooooo, you know how much I love a good conspiracy.... Are there any 'puter experts out there who want to take a look and analyze it it? The perspective does look a little small. What says FReeper Nation?
  • Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God

    05/12/2011 11:54:16 AM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 11 replies ^ | 1743-1826 | Thomas Jefferson
    Current state of affairs - brought to measure by the forebodings of yester-year and the pillars of our Great Nation regarding... I. THE WITHOLDING OF INFORMATION: "Information is the currency of democracy." "Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." II. THE ENCROACHMENT OF GOVERNMENT: "Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?" "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." III. OUR...
  • Teens are getting pregnant to get on MTV’s ‘Teen Mom’ show

    12/07/2010 4:23:28 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 25 replies
    Popeater ^ | December 7 2010 | Popeater
    If you’ve ever seen Teen Mom, you know that it in no way glorifies teen parenthood. Those young moms and dads are struggling, and despite the rumors that MTV pays them around $60,000 a season, (which MTV refuses to comment on) many of them are shown relying on government assistance to get by. The young women on the show, as much as their lives are put under the microscope, do get famous in their way.
  • Stressed single mother Charlotte Church is showing the strain.

    06/21/2010 11:47:58 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 12:57 PM on 21st June 20 | By Chris Johnson
    Charlotte Church today showed signs of her strain at being a single mother bringing up two little ones. Charlotte, 24, struggled with a host of bags, toys and bottles as she took her two children out for the day. Meanwhile her estranged fiancé, peramatanned Gavin Henson, has been out living it up, looking relaxed and care-free.
  • Famous Idiots

    08/01/2008 10:20:21 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 8 replies · 166+ views
    August 1, 2008 | Niuhuru
    Does anyone have a link to that website that used to have all those quotes from Hollywood actors and actresses? I think it was called "Famous Idiot."
  • Online tax system 'too risky' for the famous[UK]

    02/06/2008 7:28:33 AM PST · by BGHater · 4 replies · 152+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 28 Jan 2008 | Robert Winnett
    The security of the online computer system used by more than three million people to file tax returns is in doubt after HM Revenue and Customs admitted it was not secure enough to be used by MPs, celebrities and the Royal Family. Thousands of "high profile" people have been secretly barred from using the online tax return system amid concerns that their confidential details would be put at risk. This provoked anger from consumer groups and accountants who said the same levels of security should be offered to all taxpayers regardless of their perceived fame. HMRC was responsible for losing...
  • America Supports You: Famous Chef to Salute Military

    06/28/2007 4:35:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 341+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 28, 2007 – Famous television Chef Emeril Lagasse will salute the military with two programs showcasing recipes created by the men and women who keep the troops fed and happy. “Emeril’s Army-Navy Contest” will air on the Food Network tomorrow at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. “Emeril’s Military Contest” will air the following evening at the same time. The six winners, representing each of the five branches of the military, were selected from entries in “Emeril’s Military Recipe Contest.” “These folks are the real heroes,” Lagasse said of the servicemembers. “You just can’t understate the importance of what...
  • Brandy May Be Charged in Vehicle Death

    01/29/2007 11:35:04 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 156 replies · 4,369+ views
    Fox 11 News ^ | 1/29/07 | wires
    LOS ANGELES — The California Highway Patrol recommended Monday that actress-singer Brandy be charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in a freeway crash that killed a woman motorist last month, a city attorney's spokesman said. The CHP referred the matter to the city attorney's office for review, said spokesman Nick Velasquez. "The office is currently reviewing the case and determining whether the evidence warrants the filing of a misdemeanor charge of vehicular manslaughter," Velasquez said. A message seeking comment from Brandy's publicist, Courtney Barnes, was not immediately returned. Brandy, whose real name is Brandy Norwood, has publicly expressed condolences to the...
  • Seven dwarfs more famous than US judges: poll

    08/14/2006 3:09:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,447+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/14/06 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three quarters of Americans can correctly identify two of Show White's seven dwarfs while only a quarter can name two Supreme Court Justices, according to a poll on pop culture released on Monday. According to the poll by Zogby International, commissioned by the makers of a new game show on pop culture called "Gold Rush," 57 percent of Americans could identify J.K. Rowling's fictional boy wizard as Harry Potter, while only 50 percent could name the British prime minister, Tony Blair. The pollsters spoke to 1,213 people across the United States. The results had a margin...
  • Billy Graham Statue to Be Unveiled at Southern Baptist Meeting

    04/25/2006 1:31:39 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 88 replies · 947+ views
    Christian Post ^ | April 22, 2006 | Associated Press
    At age 87, the Rev. Billy Graham can no longer stride to the pulpit and uses a walker to get around. Carrie Wood of Spring Hill, Ark., sings next to a statue of Rev. Billy Graham after it was unveiled at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, Wednesday, June 22, 2005, in Nashville, Tenn. The statue, done by sculptor Terrell O'Brien, is a small version of a larger piece that will be presented in June at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C. - Graham's home state - and then moved to Nashville for a permanent installation later...
  • America Supports You: Famous Marine, JROTC Unit Push VFW Effort

    03/09/2006 4:26:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 333+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, March 9, 2006 – Retired Marine Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, famous for his role as a drill instructor in the movie "Full Metal Jacket," has joined forces with a Midwest Junior ROTC unit to help support troops and their families. Retired U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey signs autographs for students from Wentworth Military Academy at the "Unmet Needs" benefit concert in Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 25, 2005. The concert, featuring Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, kicked off Unmet Needs, a VFW program offering financial aid to military families in need. Photo by Phil...
  • The Academy Awards Speech We Should've Heard

    03/07/2006 6:59:06 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 12 replies · 1,543+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3.7.2006 | Dennis Prager
    Here's a speech we would like to hear from an Academy Award winner: I thank you for this wonderful award. Receiving an Academy Award gives the recipient an almost unique opportunity to speak to hundreds of millions people around the world, so I would like take this once-in-a-lifetime moment to say this:
  • Miss Run Amok Stirs Up A Storm At America's Most Famous Paper

    10/23/2005 6:10:09 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 1,461+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-24-2005 | Francis Harris
    Miss Run Amok stirs up a storm at America's most famous paper By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 24/10/2005) Civil war erupted at America's most famous newspaper yesterday, with senior staff exchanging public recriminations over the actions of a controversial reporter nicknamed "Miss Run Amok". The reader representative of The New York Times, a senior figure in the paper's hierarchy, roundly criticised both its editor and its publisher for their "deference" to the reporter, Judith Miller. ‘Misleading’: Judith Miller Ms Miller recently spent 85 days in jail for refusing to reveal sources in the affair of the leaked name of...
  • Birthplace of famous Mars meteorite pinpointed

    09/16/2005 9:44:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 42 replies · 1,011+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9/16/05 | David L Chandler
    The original home of the world's most famous space rock, the Allen Hills Martian meteorite, has now been identified, thanks to data from the orbiting spacecraft Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey and a better understanding of cratering dynamics. The rock, called ALH84001, has been the subject of intense study ever since 1996 when scientists from NASA's Johnson Space Center startled the world by reporting that fossilised microbial life might be embedded inside it. The rock, which formed at the very dawn of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago, was blasted from the surface of Mars around 17 million...
  • Famous DJ Adrian Cronauer now works to bring POWs home ("Good Morning, Vietnam")

    08/05/2005 2:38:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1,242+ views
    Southwest Daily Times ^ | 8/05/05 | EARL WATT
    Famous DJ Cronauer now works to bring POWs home By EARL WATT Southwest Daily Times In 1979, Adrian Cronauer had an idea. "MASH" was the No. 1 television sitcom, and "WKRP" was extremely popular as well. Cronauer, an Armed Forces disc jockey during the Vietnam conflict, thought that combining the MASH and WKRP formats, and centering them around Vietnam, would be entertaining. "The problem was, in 1979, no one thought you could do a comedy about Vietnam," Cronauer said while visiting Liberal for the USO show, Command Performance," at the Mid-America Air Museum slated to begin at 7 tonight. His...
  • freep this page (freepatriot32's dog could become world famous with your help)

    06/14/2005 2:57:09 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 40 replies · 1,439+ views ^ | 6 14 05 | freepatriot32
    Jones soda has a contest where you submit pics and if enough people vote for the pic then they pic it to put on a label for jones soda so I submitted a pic of my dog brutus for the contest so if you would like to see brutus and vote for his picture you can here all votes would be greatly appriciated and i will let you know if my pic was selected for the label in here
  • Prison Could Mean Famous Digs for Michael Jackson (but it's dark & airless)

    06/12/2005 2:39:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies · 1,177+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/12/05 | KIM CURTIS
    Prison Could Mean Famous Digs for Jackson By KIM CURTIS, Associated Press Writer 20 minutes ago A Michael Jackson fan who gave her name as Muna, from Switzerland, right, faces off with a Jackson critic known as Billy Bible in front of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse in Santa Maria, Calif., Friday, June 10, 2005. The jury in the Jackson child molestation case entered their sixth day of deliberation. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) SAN FRANCISCO - If the child molestation case against Michael Jackson ends with a prison sentence, the pop star's likely new home would be almost as exclusive as...
  • Can the rich, famous save Social Security?

    06/04/2005 6:57:11 AM PDT · by rushfreedom · 54 replies · 979+ views
    USA Today | 05/31/2005 | Dennis Cauchon
    <p>Go read the article. I can not post an excerpt from USA TOday.</p>
  • Genetic testing reveals awkward truth about Xinjiang’s famous mummies (Caucasian)

    04/19/2005 9:08:48 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 8,454+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | 4-19-2005
    Genetic testing reveals awkward truth about Xinjiang’s famous mummiesM (AFP) 19 April 2005 URUMQI, China - After years of controversy and political intrigue, archaeologists using genetic testing have proven that Caucasians roamed China’s Tarim Basin 1,000 years before East Asian people arrived. The research, which the Chinese government has appeared to have delayed making public out of concerns of fueling Uighur Muslim separatism in its western-most Xinjiang region, is based on a cache of ancient dried-out corpses that have been found around the Tarim Basin in recent decades. “It is unfortunate that the issue has been so politicized because it...
  • Andrea Dworkin Assumes Room Temperature (El Rushbo's Funny Send-Off Of Famous Femi-Nazi Alert)

    04/12/2005 8:05:59 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 60 replies · 1,887+ views
    Rush ^ | 04/12/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    Ladies and gentlemen, I got an e-mail from a friend last night advising me of the passing of that great feminazi Andrea Dworkin and this note came to me saying, "I never heard of this woman." I said, "Well, maybe I better tell people about Andrea Dworkin today," because I first heard of Andrea Dworkin when I was out in Sacramento. I was there from 1984 to 1988, and sometime during that period, probably 1986, Andrea Dworkin came to town to lecture a bunch of local (sigh) feminists about her beliefs on feminism and the Sacramento Bee, a well-known left-wing...

    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!

    11/06/2004 1:22:47 PM PST · by forest · 9 replies · 1,217+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #324 ^ | 11-7-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Truthfully, I really wasn't gloating these past few days. Probably they caught me smiling and laughing a bit, though. Yeah, I had to go into the city (90% liberal) and visit with the Democrats. Couldn't resist. I wanted to actually see the sad faces for myself, up close and live. Local Democrats have been a glum lot these past few days. Many are still grumbling. On Capitol Hill, Democrats were whining like Valley Girls at a sorority party that ran out of wine, pointing fingers at their leaders and talking about making war against the Republicans. Liberal Hill-Rats must have...
  • Famous Fools Website

    11/06/2004 11:56:50 AM PST · by AwareTexan · 7 replies · 1,076+ views
    "Stupidity is not limited to any one group of people. Sometimes the people we look up to most make the biggest fools of themselves. When they do, we are here to point it out."
  • Our Pajamas are Famous - featured on MSNBC

    09/13/2004 9:20:03 PM PDT · by onyx eyes · 43 replies · 1,335+ views
    Joe Scarborough, on MSNBC, tonight, Monday, 9-13-04, talked about us bloggers and our PJ's, during the last 15 of his show. Then he brought in Howard Fineman, who says that yes, the world of broadcasting as people knew it, is changing at a rapid rate. Fineman said it used to be if a newspaper or local station put out something and it was found to be inaccurate or lacking in some way, that an editor might look up and find a disgruntled customer coming in his office. Not anymore, Fineman said, now, its the whole world looking over the editors...
  • Being A Brad Paisely.

    04/21/2003 8:24:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 23 replies · 1,530+ views
    Someday I'm gonna be famous, Do I have talent, well, no. These days you don't really need it, Thanks to reality shows Can't Wait to date a supermodel, Can't Wait to sue my dad. Can't wait to wreck a Ferrari On my way to rehab.... Chorus- Cause when you're a Celebrity It's adios reality You' can act just like a fool People think you're cool Just cause your on TV. I can throw major fits When my latte isn't just how I like it They say I've gone insane, I'll blame it on the fame, And the pressures that it...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 2-15-03

    02/14/2003 10:10:51 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 6 replies · 336+ views
    NASA ^ | 2-15-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 February 15 Happy Birthday Jules Verne Credit: NASA Explanation: One hundred seventy-five years ago (on February 8th), Jules Verne was born in Nantes, France. Inspired by a lifelong fascination with machines, Verne wrote visionary works about "Extraordinary Voyages" including such terrestrial travels as Around the World in 80 Days, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. In 1865 he published...