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  • Nov. 2nd Prediction - Dems will have a big night...

    10/21/2010 10:19:54 PM PDT · by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better · 18 replies
    They may win as many 190 House contests! You heard it here first!!!
  • Michael Ash: Ventilators and illuminators in Noah's Ark and Jaredite barges [Mormon, LDS open]

    10/18/2010 10:45:49 AM PDT · by T Minus Four · 75 replies
    The Mormon Times ^ | 18 Oct 2010 | Michael Ash
    When the Lord told the Jaredites he would lead them to a new land (Ether 2:7), he also instructed them to build eight barges to traverse the waters to their new destination (v. 16). According to Ether, these barges, which were patterned after Noah's Ark (6:7), were "tight like unto a dish," peaked at both ends and had holes that could be unplugged to allow ventilation (2:17, 20). The story of Noah, or some equivalent figure, is found in a wide array of ancient non-biblical literature and could easily have been known to the ancient Jaredites. Some of these traditions...
  • The American Left Slides Into Psychosis

    10/11/2010 2:35:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 68 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 11, 2010 | J.R. Dunn
    History tells us that organizations, movements, even entire nations can go mad in much the same way an individual does, with the same expression of irrationality, frenzy, and violence. Recent evidence suggests that the American left is going through precisely such a breakdown. In his memoir Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Carl Jung, the psychiatric pioneer who was smarter than Freud, discussed a particular case history in which a patient told of a troubling dream: he was repeatedly confronted with the image of a howling feces-covered baby. Jung had no immediate explanation, and thought about little else for several days. At last...
  • Video: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)

    10/08/2010 3:20:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) is the earliest surviving film version of L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel...

    09/17/2010 2:45:31 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Patriot Basketball League ^ | 9-17-10 | TheRobb7
    Hello FReepe Nation! I recently started a Fantasy Basketball League over at ESPN. I've never tried this with basketball, being more a fan of baseball and football. My previous invitation for football went well. Thanks to those of you who joined. This is a 10-team league and we need 7 more owners. Here's the link to the league website so you can look around and see if you'd like to throw your hat in the ring: If you'd like to join, send me a FreepMail with an e-mail address so I can send you an invitation. Thanks and God...
  • Freeper Fantasy Hockey League--Players wanted! **VANITY**

    09/12/2010 6:19:33 AM PDT · by freedombird · 5 replies
    It's Hockey Season Again....Join the Freeper Fantasy League. Openings still avaialble. Head to Head play each week with playoffs at the end of the season. Freepmail me if interested!
  • Fantasy Basketball--Inviting Owners

    08/23/2010 4:37:38 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 1 replies
    Patriot Basketball League ^ | 08-23-10 | TheRobb7
    Hello FReepe Nation! I recently started a Fantasy Basketball League over at ESPN. I've never tried this with basketball, being more a fan of baseball and football. My previous invitation for football went well. Thanks to those of you who joined. Here's the link to the league website so you can look around and see if you'd like to throw your hat in the ring. If you'd like to join, send me a FreepMail with an e-mail address so I can send you an invitation. Thanks and God Bless FReeperNation.
  • The Myth of US High Speed Rail

    07/25/2010 6:38:48 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 108 replies · 3+ views
    My Blog - Simply Shrug ^ | July 26, 2010 | PugetSoundSoldier
    There's a big push in some corners of the US transportation industry to "bring high speed rail to America". Visions of relaxed, latte-sipping trips over the nation, no lines for security, low cost trips are certainly heady ideas, but do they bear out? Let's take a critical, cold, calculating look at the reality of the situation. As many know, I split my time between the US (Seattle, WA area) and Asia (predominantly Shanghai, China). China's been on a high speed rail building frenzy recently, and there are thousands of kilometers of line laid, with thousands more to come. Soon most...

    07/21/2010 10:57:35 AM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 235 replies · 2+ views
    n/a ^ | 7/21/10 | A Navy Vet
    What will you do when push comes to shove? Will you accept the marxist slavery or will you fight!?
  • American Boy Cast to Play ‘Little Barry’

    05/13/2010 6:16:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 336+ views ^ | May 13, 2010
    An American boy based in Indonesia has been selected to play the role of Barack Obama in the upcoming movie about the US president’s childhood in Jakarta. “Obama Anak Menteng” (“Obama The Menteng Kid”) is expected to begin filming this week and rushed into Indonesian cinemas by June 17. The film is based on the novel of the same name, which author Damien Dematra claims to be a true account of “Barry’s” childhood in the Jakarta suburb. He reportedly wrote the novel in just five days after five days of research. Hasan Faruq Ali, selected for the role, told a...
  • Up from Slavery

    04/07/2010 5:34:28 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 12 replies · 351+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | April 6, 2010 | David Boaz
    Up from SlaveryThere's no such thing as a golden age of lost liberty For many libertarians, "the road to serfdom" is not just the title of a great book but also the window through which they see the world. We’re losing our freedom, year after year, they think. They (we) quote Thomas Jefferson: “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” We read books with titles like Freedom in Chains, Lost Rights, The Rise of Federal Control over the Lives of Ordinary Americans, and yes, The Road to Serfdom. The Cato Institute's boilerplate...
  • The Wishful Thinking Election of 2008

    03/27/2010 3:10:54 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 198+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 27, 2010 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Looking back on a full year of having Barack Obama as president of the United States, Flannery O'Conner's cautionary words come to mind: "To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness." The Journal of Economic Psychology published an article in 2003 entitled, Blessed are those who expect nothing: Lowering expectations as a way of avoiding disappointment. The abstract outlined how "people can try to avoid disappointment: namely, by lowering their expectations about obtaining a desired but uncertain outcome." The article points out, "Disappointment is experienced when the...
  • Health 'reformers' in wonderland

    03/02/2010 3:28:15 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies · 388+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 2, 2010 | THOMAS SOWELL
    Most health-care discussions are like something out of Alice in Wonder land. The biggest complaint about the medical care is "it costs too much." Yet one looks in vain for anything in the pending legislation that will lower the costs. One of the biggest reasons for higher medical costs is that somebody else is paying those costs, whether an insurance company or the government. What's the politicians' answer? To have more costs paid by insurance companies and the government. Back when the "single payer" was the patient, people were more selective about what they spent their money on. You went...
  • Opinion: California high-speed rail financing is a fantasy

    02/25/2010 10:06:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 741+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2/25/10 | Zachary Tyson
    The California High-Speed Rail Authority has long touted the wonderful fantasy of high-speed trains. On the authority's Web site, viewers are shown a sleek, ultramodern train zooming through a backdrop of green rolling hills and lush scenery, all at speeds up to 225 miles per hour. Not only is high-speed rail fast, but you'll be able to hop on a high-speed train without going through those bothersome security checkpoints they have in airports, resulting in a travel time from San Francisco to Anaheim of under three hours. Is anything missing from this picture? Only reality. When the imagination of dazzling...
  • Earth 2100 (The GW gospel exposing the evil Americans)

    01/09/2010 3:15:42 PM PST · by MaxMax · 36 replies · 1,306+ views
    The History Channel
  • It's not the government's recovery

    12/14/2009 12:25:50 PM PST · by GOP_Resurrected · 246+ views
    First Trust Portfolios ^ | 12/14/2009 | Brian Wesbury & Bob Stein
    This past weekend, President Obama’s top economic advisor, Larry Summers, said the “recession is over.” But in the next breath he called for more government action to stimulate the economy, in particular, the pace of hiring. As far as the Administration is concerned, it is government stimulus that brought us this recovery. Now, it’s just a matter of piling on even more government spending to generate job growth. In one sense we agree completely with Mr. Summers. The recession is over. In fact, the economy has been growing since June. This came as no surprise to us. “An economic recovery...
  • Science Fiction literature thread

    10/21/2009 10:21:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies · 2,083+ views ^ | 10/21/09 | Nachum
    I thought I would start a thread for all of you Science Fiction and Fantasy readers. I know it has been done in the past, but it seemed like a good time to run it again. If you have any favorite books or stories to recommend post it for others to share. I have received some excellent advice on some good reads. Maybe you have a good title or author to recommend.
  • Girl 'cried rape after living out fantasy of having sex with two strangers'

    11/06/2009 1:58:47 AM PST · by bogusname · 36 replies · 1,977+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 6, 2009 | Luke Salkeld
    A young woman cried rape after 'fulfilling a fantasy' of having sex with two strangers, a court heard yesterday. Chloe Dolton, 22, was 'bored' with her life and willingly engaged in the threesome after an argument with her boyfriend, it was alleged...
  • The most pretentious science fiction - fantasy TV shows

    11/02/2009 3:09:41 PM PST · by EveningStar · 268 replies · 6,361+ views
    November 2, 2009
    Here are my selections for the most pretentious science fiction - fantasy TV shows (RELAX - THE CYNICISM IS ALL IN FUN!): 5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 - 2003) - Pretty much a chick series. 4. V (original - including miniseries' - 1983 - 1985) - Nazi lizard people invade the earth. 3. Alien Nation (1989 - 1990) - A message series with one message - racism is evil. We get it. Next. (amazingly enough, this series spawned five made for TV movies, which were viewed by all 500 of its fans) 2. Beauty and the Beast (1987 -...
  • US, SKorea draw up plan on NKorea's possible collapse

    10/31/2009 11:48:50 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 987+ views
    Space War ^ | 11/01/2009 | Staff Writers
    The United States and its ally South Korea have drawn up a contingency plan to cope with emergencies in North Korea, including a possible regime change there, a report said Sunday. "Operational Plan (OPLAN) 5029" was completed by Seoul and Washington recently, Yonhap news agency said, quoting an unnamed Seoul source. It dictates how to respond case-by-case to such emergencies in North Korea as a civil war, an outflow of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), a mass influx of refugees or a natural disaster, Yonhap said. Under the plan, the United States assumes the role of eliminating North Korea's WMDs,...
  • Harsanyi: Max's Adventures in Wonderland

    10/09/2009 9:04:51 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 147+ views
    Denver Post ^ | October 9, 2009 | David Harsanyi
    According to Democrats, health care reform must be passed this very moment even though it would not kick in until 2013. But don't worry, it would start taxing Americans in 2010, three years before you get nothing. All of this probably adds up to the most expensive dependency program yet devised.
  • Politics

    09/30/2009 9:28:49 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 152+ views ^ | 10-01-09 | stolinsky
    Sarkozy said it: Obama and his fellow progressives are trying to live in a virtual world. Sooner or later, this attempt always fails. Before it is too late, we must make our leaders understand that we all live in the real world. Only then can we hope to deal with the real world’s all-too-real dangers. When we must take advice from France on facing danger, we know that things have gone too far.
  • FReeper Fantasy Basketball - 8 spots open

    09/24/2009 5:45:46 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 176+ views
    Me | 9/24/09 | GeorgiaDawg32
    for anyone interested.. yahoo join custom league, league ID is 156061, password is "starters" 2-g 2-f 1-c 5-bn Auto-draft Line-up changes daily
  • Politics

    09/16/2009 9:36:26 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 9 replies · 444+ views ^ | 09-17-09 | stolinsky
    It would be foolhardy to attempt to describe all of human stupidity. So I will try to describe only two examples that are relevant today: (1) I can’t manage my own affairs, but I want to manage yours. (2) If I imagine it, it must be true. Einstein was correct. There is no limit to human stupidity. But even he could not predict how much damage would be done by self-anointed elitists living in their own fantasy world.
  • Baucus Unveils $856 Billion Health-Care Legislation

    09/16/2009 7:22:56 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 104 replies · 4,439+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 16, 2009 | Gregg Hitt
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus formally unveiled a 10-year $856 billion bill that would extend health insurance to tens of millions of Americans not now covered, moving an important step forward on President Barack Obama's top domestic priority. The sweeping measure is designed to steer a more moderate course on health policy than other major bills moving through Capitol Hill, and doesn't propose to create a new government insurance plan to compete with private insurers, as proposed in rival House legislation and favored by many liberals. Instead, the Montana Democrat is proposing to expand coverage by creating...
  • America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009 (Baucus bill, really, this time)

    09/16/2009 6:58:17 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 4 replies · 532+ views
    Senate Finance Committee Website ^ | September 16, 2009 | U.S. Senator Max Baucus
    Chairman’s Mark The Chairman‘s Mark would establish Federal rating, issue, renewability, and pre-existing condition rules for the individual market. Issuers in the individual market could vary premiums based only on the following characteristics: tobacco use, age, and family composition. Specifically, premiums could vary no more than the ratio specified for each characteristic:  Tobacco use – 1.5:1  Age – 5:1  Family composition: o Single – 1:1 o Adult with child – 1.8:1 o Two adults – 2:1 o Family – 3:1 Premiums could also vary among, but not within, rating areas to reflect geographic differences. States would define...
  • Easier to find oil ( Abiogenic ? )

    09/11/2009 11:46:37 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 54 replies · 1,623+ views
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology ^ | September 9th | Peter Larsson
    Researchers at KTH have been able to prove that the fossils of animals and plants are not necessary to generate raw oil and natural gas. This result is extremely radical as it means that it will be much easier to find these energy sources and that they may be located all over the world. “With the help of our research we even know where oil could be found in Sweden!” says Vladimir Kutcherov, Professor at the KTH Department of Energy Technology in Stockholm. Together with two research colleagues, Professor Kutcherov has simulated the process of pressure and heat that occurs...
  • Imagination's Door

    08/24/2009 4:51:16 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 487+ views ^ | 08/24/2009 | Laurie Glass
    Oh, to escape the daily grind, And yet right now that cannot be. I’ll close my eyes and use my mind To dream of what I long to see. Unlock imagination’s door And clear my mind of other things. Look forward to what is in store, To what my fantasizing brings. The grass so green, trees reaching high And wildflowers line the way Of path beneath the sunlit sky. Such beauty words cannot convey. So red and plump, I cannot pass, Delight in taste of berries sweet. Remove my shoes, the luscious grass Feels velvety beneath my feet.
  • The Catholic Church helped preserve Roman civilization. Can Mormonism do the same for America?

    08/07/2009 8:06:27 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 51 replies · 1,781+ views
    Slate ^ | August 7, 2009 | By Josh Levin
    When America disappears 100 or 500 or 1,000 years from now, it will be gone but not forgotten. As the world's leading military, economic, and cultural power since World War II, the United States will linger in the global gene pool and influence whatever comes next. But how exactly will Americanness get transmitted to the civilizations that replace us?A better candidate to serve as America's time capsule: the Mormons. In an aside in 2007's Are We Rome?, Cullen Murphy posits that Salt Lake City could become "the Vatican of the third millennium," with the Mormon Church "propagating a particular,...
  • Hospitals Reach Deal With Administration

    07/07/2009 8:34:05 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 13 replies · 659+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 7, 2009 | Ceci Connolly and Michael D. Shear
    The nation's hospitals agreed last night to contribute $155 billion over 10 years toward the cost of insuring the 47 million Americans without health coverage, according to two industry sources. The agreement that three hospital associations reached with White House officials and leaders of the Senate Finance Committee is the latest in a series of side deals that aim to reduce the cost of revamping the nation's health-care system and to neutralize influential industries that have historically opposed such reforms... Most of the savings -- about $100 billion -- would come through lower-than-expected Medicare and Medicaid payments to hospitals, said...
  • Inside Neverland: The Stunning Photographs Of Michael Jackson's Empty Fantasy

    07/03/2009 10:40:34 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 50 replies · 3,211+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 03, 2009
    Inside Neverland: The stunning photographs of Michael Jackson's empty fantasy By MAIL FOREIGN SERVICE 03rd July 2009 Gone is the zoo with its elephants, tigers and giraffe. The exotic snakes have long since slithered away, and the amusement rides have been dismantled. The gates to Michael Jackson's fabled Neverland Ranch swung open yesterday to reveal a shell of the fantasy the boy-man had created when he was the King of Pop. [Pics in URL]
  • Why black folks loved the first 100 days (barf)

    05/03/2009 7:06:15 AM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 59 replies · 2,091+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 2:00 a.m. May 3, 2009 | Melissa Harris-Lacewell
    On April 27, The New York Times reported that the percentage of black Americans who believe race relations in America are generally good has doubled since July. This statistic forces me to ask: Why are African-Americans feeling so good about our country in a time of economic crisis and international conflict? It is not just the fact of a black president. Instead, with everyone analyzing the 100-day mark of Barack Obama's administration, I think the answer lies in understanding this historic moment through a black cultural lens. I believe African-Americans are feeling racially optimistic because they respect how our first...
  • The Nebula Awards for 2008 (science fiction)

    04/29/2009 1:11:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies · 821+ views
    The Nebula Awards ^ | April 25, 2009
    2008 Nebula Awards
  • Yes, We Can . . . Disarm?

    04/07/2009 6:27:31 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 9 replies · 772+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 7, 2009 | Anne Applebaum
    It is no fun to be the one who rains on the parade, and, if nothing else, President Obama's trip to Europe has been quite a parade....Still, someone has to say it: Although some things went well on this trip, some things went badly. The centerpiece of the visit, Obama's keynote foreign policy speech in Prague...was, to put it bluntly, peculiar. He used it to call for "a world without nuclear weapons" and a new series of arms control negotiations with Russia. This was not wrong, necessarily, and not evil. But it was strange. Clearly, the "no nukes" policy is...
  • Welcome to “Fantasy Island” – ACLU Style

    02/21/2009 10:34:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 944+ views ^ | 2/21/09 | Alan Sears
    “I am for socialism, disarmament, and ultimately for abolishing the state itself as an instrument of violence and compulsion,” wrote one particularly ambitious contributor in his 1935 Harvard 30th anniversary classbook. “I seek social ownership of all property, the abolition of the propertied class, and sole control by those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.”
  • Teacher from Kenmore recalls Obama was a focused student

    01/23/2009 12:08:54 PM PST · by Corazon · 281 replies · 3,528+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | 01/20/09 | Paula Voell
    When Barack Hussein Obama places his hand on the Bible today to take the oath of office as 44th president of the United States, Barbara Nelson of Kenmore will undoubtedly think back to the day he was born. It was Aug. 4, 1961, at Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu. “I may be the only person left who specifically remembers his birth. His parents are gone, his grandmother is gone, the obstetrician who delivered him is gone,” said Nelson, referring to Dr. Rodney T. West, who died in February at the age of 98. Here’s the story:...
  • Top 100 Stories of 2008 #7: Invisibility Becomes More than Just a Fantasy (able to deflect bullets?)

    01/04/2009 2:47:09 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 1,532+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 12/21/08 | Stephen Ornes
    Researchers are cloaking materials from light, sound, and even matter itself. Two years ago a team of engineers amazed the world (Harry Potter fans in particular) by developing the technology needed to make an invisibility cloak. Now researchers are creating laboratory-engineered wonder materials that can conceal objects from almost anything that travels as a wave. That includes light and sound and—at the subatomic level—matter itself. And lest you think that cloaking applies only to the intangible world, 2008 even brought a plan for using cloaking techniques to protect shorelines from giant incoming waves. Engineer Xiang Zhang, whose University of California...
  • Importance of the newly located Dunham/Obama Sr divorce decree in proving ineligibility

    01/03/2009 7:01:24 AM PST · by dascallie · 873 replies · 21,083+ views
    Last night Ed Hale presented the (heretofore, unseen) divorce decree on Plains Radio between Obama's mother and Obama Sr ( her FIRST marriage). The key bonus in this was the revelation of the specific version of her name in the decree, Stanley Ann D. Obama. Using this precise name variation ( the abbreviated, initial "D" --instead of 'Dunham', was the cipher that broke open the search), they are claiming to have now located a POE (Port of Entry ) document that Obama's mother provided when she returned to the US with her son--soon after Obama's birth, (allegedly in Kenya). The...
  • Electors are not all legally bound to vote for Obama

    12/02/2008 3:35:56 PM PST · by Polarik · 31 replies · 1,666+ views
    The Greater Evil ^ | 12/02/08 | Polarik
    From the US National Archives and Records Administration website explaining the State laws on how Electors may vote: The Supreme Court has held that the Constitution does not require that electors be completely free to act as they choose and therefore, political parties may extract pledges from electors to vote for the parties' nominees. Although some State laws provide that so-called "faithless electors" may be subject to fines or may be disqualified for casting an invalid vote and be replaced by a substitute elector, the Court has not specifically ruled on the question of whether pledges and penalties for failure...
  • Escape to Dubai

    11/20/2008 4:16:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 1,361+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | Nov 16, 2008 | Daniel B. Smith
    For junior capitalists fleeing the financial meltdown, is the highly leveraged, hotly speculative Middle Eastern insta-metropolis the last, best place on Earth—or a mirage?Business is booming right now! I mean, the place has what, double-digit GDP growth? Like, that’s crazy!” Brooke Butler tucks her silken hair behind her ears, flashes a wide smile, and digs into her dumplings. It’s Pan-Asian night at Entre Nous, the restaurant on the ground floor of Novotel Dubai, and Butler, a 24-year-old Texan with an exuberant demeanor and a slim volleyball player’s build, is taking a pause from a long day schmoozing real-estate executives. She...
  • Redistribute the Wealth

    10/21/2008 11:51:22 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 51 replies · 4,585+ views
    email unknown | 10-20-2008 | Email
    Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read "Vote Obama, I need the money." I laughed. Once in the restaurant my server had on a "Obama 08" tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference -- just imagine the coincidence. When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more...
  • Rezko giving Obama up to federal prosecutors?

    10/10/2008 3:23:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 3,024+ views
    HillBuzz ^ | October 10, 2008
    The Sun Times today gave a major clue that Barack Obama will indeed go down with Tony Rezko, sooner rather than later. It looks as though Rezko is about to turn on Alexi Giannoulias, the 30-year old State Treasurer of Illinois (who was elected only because Obama backed him). Here’s where all the clues are…and then we’ll walk you through the local Chicago politics on how today’s hint by the Sun Times has us convinced, for the first time ever, that prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald could indeed send Barack Obama to jail. We need to repeat that: we never believed, until...
  • Conservatives for Yahoo Basketball Fantasy League

    10/10/2008 2:53:57 PM PDT · by GauchoUSA · 5 replies · 505+ views
    General invite for a Basketball Fantasy league for conservatives. Anyone who would like to join is welcome. Name: Nobamicans Password: nobama any questions please post them. Thanks!
  • 'Green energy will create 20m jobs'

    09/24/2008 10:57:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 914+ views
    Sydney Herald Sun ^ | September 25, 2008
    DEVELOPMENT of alternative energy should create more than 20 million jobs around the world in coming decades as governments adopt policies to address the depletion of resources, according to a UN report. Some 2.3 million people around the world already work in alternative energy jobs with half of them in biofuels, said the report. Speedy creation of the jobs will depend on countries implementing and broadening policies including capping emissions of greenhouse gases, and the shifting of subsidies from the oil and natural gas sector, to new energy including wind, solar and geothermal power, it said. "If we do not...
  • Freeper Fantasy Hockey League **Vanity**

    09/18/2008 9:02:26 AM PDT · by freedombird · 281+ views
    Vanity | 18 Sept | FreedomBird
    Need 3 more Freeper teams in a Head to Head Fantasy Hockey league...... We had a lot of fun last year! Freepmail me for details if you are interested. First come, first served.
  • Russia defence spending to grow 27 percent in '09: Putin

    09/16/2008 8:52:05 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 13 replies · 348+ views
    Reuters ^ | 16 September 2008 | Writing by Oleg Shchedrov; Editing by Christian Lowe
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's defence spending will grow by 27 percent in 2009, Interfax news agency quoted Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as saying on Tuesday. "Nearly 2.4 trillion roubles ($94.12 billion) will be allocated for the needs of national defence and security (in 2009)," Interfax quoted Putin as saying. "This is an increase of 27 percent."
  • Freeper Fantasy Hockey

    09/14/2008 8:31:23 AM PDT · by freedombird · 10 replies · 367+ views
    It's Hockey Time again.....Live Free or Die Fantasy Hockey league has been created in Yahoo Sports. Let me know if you are interested and I will give you the league information.
  • Rally Supports Green Jobs to Boost Economy (Democrat Pipe Dream)

    09/13/2008 6:04:42 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies · 522+ views ^ | September 13, 2008 | Kristin Czubkowski
    Union T-shirts and baseball caps mingled with organic sweatshirts and dreadlocks Saturday afternoon as leaders from local environmental and labor groups met in a rally for promoting jobs in renewable energy. Speakers at the rally argued that by the federal and state governments investing in projects that would promote cleaner energy and more energy efficiency, more than 2 million jobs would be created in the country, including 37,000 in Dane County."We've heard that for a long time, that that's why we can't have more renewable energy jobs, we can't solve global warming without losing jobs. We're kind of saying, 'No,...
  • Ron Paul to Make Major Announcement Next Week (Barr and Baldwin to step aside for Paul?)

    09/06/2008 8:49:47 PM PDT · by gondramB · 125 replies · 1,053+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | September 5, 2008
    Speculation is that that Baldwin and Barr are stepping aside so that Paul can become the nominee of both the Constitution and Libertarian Parties The Montana Constitution Party has removed Chuck Baldwin from the ballot and is putting the ticket of Ron Paul for President and Michael Peroutka on the ballot for Vice-President.
  • Teresa Kerry: We won in '04(whining a stolen election)

    08/28/2008 2:43:49 PM PDT · by maccaca · 24 replies · 848+ views
    The Observer finds that Teresa Heinz Kerry appears to believe that the results in Ohio in 2004 are illegitimate: This convention, Ms. Heinz Kerry said, is “full of meaning and full of opportunity, and if you, as I, believe, and I know a lot of you do, we did not lose the last election, nor did Al Gore lose his last election. We won it.” While many Democrats remain angry about conflicts over voter registration and the provision of voting machines, in particular, fewer believe that those provided the margin of victory, or that Kerry was robbed of victory the...