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  • Census faked 2012 election jobs report

    11/18/2013 5:18:51 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 168 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/18/2013 | John Crudele
    In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington. The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated. And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it.
  • FRAUD: Battle of the Sexes Tennis Match, Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs an 'Elaborate Mob Setup'

    08/26/2013 6:49:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 26, 2013 | DAVID K. LI
    Jean King, Bobby Riggs an 'elaborate mob setup' Tennis star Bobby Riggs, top, and Billie Jean King are shown in action during the "Battle of the Sexes" match in the Astrodome in Houston, on Sept. 20, 1973. The ultimate “Battle of the Sexes” — a 1973 match between the No. 2 -ranked woman tennis player and a retired male Wimbledon champion — was rigged so Mafia bosses could cash in on the betting, a new report claims. The incredible claims have been lobbed at the reputation of the late hard-court hustler Bobby Riggs, by one of his former country club...
  • Boehner: 'Vast majority' of House GOP wants to act on immigration (shortened title)

    07/12/2013 8:34:40 PM PDT · by South40 · 99 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 11, 2013 | Chris Moody
    Boehner: 'Vast majority' of House GOP wants to act on immigration; Pelosi points to support from 'Bible folks' After months of being told to hurry up on immigration, it's time to wait. House Republicans said they plan to act, but not in haste, after huddling in a closed-door meeting to discuss how to proceed on an immigration bill. While the chamber intends to proceed on immigration, Speaker John Boehner reiterated on Thursday that the House would not take up the Senate immigration bill that passed last month with bipartisan support. Several House Republicans offered their perspectives on the issue during...
  • IT'S OFFICIAL: HOUSE PASSES FISCAL CLIFF BILL

    01/01/2013 8:07:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 239 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/01/2013 | Joe Weisenthal and Grace Wyler
    After a long day of fiscal cliff chaos, the House will finally hold a vote tonight on the fiscal cliff bill passed by the Senate early Tuesday. The decision to hold an up-down vote virtually guarantees passage of the bill, which would extend the Bush tax hikes for households earning under $450,000. that the bill will pass. For most of the day, House Republicans have said that they could not support the bill without spending cuts, but by Tuesday night it was clear that GOP leaders could not come up with the votes to pass an amendment to add those...
  • Nothing to See Here! Obama Attended the VP Debate Moderator's Wedding

    10/10/2012 4:05:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | October 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH. So let's see. Martha Raddatz, who is going to moderate the vice presidential debate on Thursday night between Paul Ryan and Joe Bite Me, hosted Barack Obama at her wedding. She used to be married to the FCC commissioner, Julius Genachowski. Raddatz, Genachowski, and Obama all went to Harvard. (Who didn't in this regime?) Now ABC's doing everything they can to say, "Oh, it doesn't matter! Nothing to see here. What does that mean?" Well, how about she tell us who she voted for in 2008? And how about she tell us who she's gonna vote for...
  • GOP ‘Sons-A-Bitches’ Going Soft On Gunwalking, Says Blogger Who Broke ‘Fast And Furious’

    02/03/2012 11:06:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 64 replies
    TPM Muckraker ^ | 2/3/12 | Ryan J. Reilly
    Mike Vanderboegh is drinking Diet Mountain Dew in the cafeteria of the Rayburn building on Capitol Hill, and he is pissed. Not because his flight from Alabama was almost “as bumpy as [his] first marriage,” nor because he almost got into a physical altercation with an “idiot street urban adventurer” outside the National Archives who said Vanderboegh looked like Newt Gingrich. The former militia man turned gun rights blogger is angry because he thinks the Republican “sons-a-bitches” on the House Oversight Committee put on the “ultimate display of public limp dickery” during a Thursday hearing in which Attorney General Eric...
  • 2009 Obama Says Economy Will Be Fixed Or He Is a One-Term President

    06/16/2011 9:22:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 6/16/11 | staff
    An MSNBC interview from early 2009 has resurfaced to haunt Barack Obama, who explained to Matt Lauer that if he had not fixed the economy within three years, then he will be a one-term president.Check out the video after the break, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.Throughout the entire interview, Obama employs a tired blame Bush rhetoric, but the best part comes with his message for economic recovery. At around the 4:45 mark, Obama makes his one-term presidency remark, saying
  • The Choice With Currencies Today: Fixed Or Floating? Fooling with currencies is always destructive

    06/03/2011 7:47:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes ^ | 06/03/2011 | Nathan Lewis
    Technically, pegging a currency to gold--via some automatic mechanism like a currency board--is no different than pegging it to the euro or dollar. There's nothing inherently difficult about it. Eventually, one might conclude that gold is a better thing to peg to than the euro or dollar. Just read the newspapers and see what Ben Bernanke or the ECB are doing with their floating fiat currencies. Who wants to be a part of that? The Keynesians, at first, will typically try to insist that this is not possible at all. They insinuate that currencies are naturally free-floating, and that to...
  • Ballots will be fixed to read 'Whitney' instead of 'Whitey'

    10/15/2010 10:55:45 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    Chicago election officials say crews will work overtime to reprogram thousands of electronic voting machines that mistakenly list a gubernatorial candidate's name as "Rich Whitey" instead of Rich Whitney. Chicago elections board chairman Langdon Neal said 530 machines being used for early voting and an additional 4,200 destined for the Nov. 2 election will be reprogrammed and retested. The mistake in the Green Party candidate's name appears on a review screen that allows voters to double-check their selections and not on the screen where the vote is registered. It also is not on paper ballots, Neal said. He said the...
  • Trial Lawyers Contribute, Shareholder Suits Follow

    02/03/2010 8:44:48 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 9 replies · 371+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/03/10 | MARK MAREMONT, TOM MCGINTY And NATHAN KOPPEL
    It is legal for lawyers, like anyone else, to give campaign money to politicians. But questions arise when the politicians are local officials with influence over the selection of legal counsel for shareholder lawsuits filed by public pension funds, a role that can be lucrative. A Wall Street Journal analysis documented the extent of campaign giving by plaintiffs' law firms specializing in shareholder litigation. It found that 25 leading firms, their lawyers and family members contributed a total of more than $21 million in the past decade to state-level candidates and party funds, as well as to national-party groups that...
  • Fixed-wing flights get Troops home faster

    01/30/2010 12:10:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 479+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Spc. Michael Camacho, USA
    CAMP TAJI – More than 3,000 U.S. Soldiers here took advantage of a new program offering fixed-wing flights off this Camp, Jan. 27, significantly decreasing their travel time back home to the States. Traditionally, Soldiers are transported via helicopter to Joint Base Balad or Baghdad International Airport before they departed to Ali Al Salim Air Base in Kuwait, said Staff Sgt. Rufus Brumfield, senior enlisted adviser with the 384th Movement Control Team, 49th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). "We are able to move numerous [passengers] straight from here and they don't have to stop...
  • Democrats Predict 210-Vote Victory in NY-20 (is the "fix" in?)

    04/01/2009 10:44:45 AM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 47 replies · 2,477+ views
    washpost ^ | 4-1-09
    Venture capitalist Scott Murphy (D) will win the special election in New York's 20th district by 210 votes after all outstanding absentee and military ballots are counted, according to projections made by Democratic Party officials and obtained by the Fix. The projections -- based off of the county performances by Murphy and state Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R) on election night -- show the Democrat gaining 115 votes in Warren County, 96 votes in Columbia County and 70 votes in Washington County as well as scoring smaller gains in several other counties. Tedisco's only major gain, according to the model, will...
  • Hollywood shock: Insider says “American Idol” is fixed - names "winners"

    03/18/2009 6:15:31 AM PDT · by slomark · 69 replies · 2,401+ views
    Say it ain’t true, Paula. One cog in American Idol’s production machine says the show is completely fixed and that producers have already chosen the final four competitors. According to an unnamed female production staffer, Danny Gokey, Lil Rounds, ...
  • AVG Ver. 8 Corrupt Bin File

    08/16/2008 11:12:03 PM PDT · by brityank · 55 replies · 3,097+ views
    AVG Forum ^ | August 17, 2008 | AVG Forum
    UPDATE .BIN error information... Aug 16th 2008Posted by: rdsok - Moderator (IP Logged) Date: August 17, 2008 12:07AM Currently the update for AVG Free v8 is corrupted... you will have to wait for AVG Technologies to address the issue with the update. Reporting the issue again by other users here will not do any good until it is resolved. The updates that your AVG currently have will still provide the protection it is setup to detect. In otherwords, not being able to get this update will not make your AVG Free ineffective and as soon as AVG Tech resolves the...
  • FReep this poll: Giuliani vs Duncan Hunter

    02/23/2007 2:58:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 1,171 replies · 14,721+ views
    FReep this poll: Giuliani vs Duncan Hunter: http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/poll?poll=173
  • Many Roads in Iraq to Get Face-Lift

    02/23/2007 5:26:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 228+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Polli Barnes Keller
    TIKRIT, Iraq, Feb. 23, 2007 — As the decision making for construction projects fall more to the local and regional governments, the Provincial Reconstruction Development Committees (PRDC) are stepping up to the challenge. Eleven concrete road paving projects - at the cost of $3 million - were recently awarded in the Ninewa Province to 10 municipalities. These 11 projects were recommended by the local PRDC. "The PRDC in the Ninewa Province is quite successful. I attribute their success to the brave Iraqis that refuse to let terrorists and corruption control them and their country." Lt. Cmdr. Suzanne Montgomery Created through...
  • The Same Old Song And Dance

    03/02/2006 1:42:52 PM PST · by DARCPRYNCE · 4 replies · 515+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 03/02/06 | Edward L. Daley
    This past Monday, CBS, otherwise known as See? BS!, Al-Jazeera West, and the Corrupt Broadcasting System, proved once again that it is nothing but a shameless propaganda tool of the Democrat party, by releasing the results of a poll it rigged... uh... conducted recently showing that President Bush's popularity rating has plummeted to an all-time low of 34 percent. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/02/27/opinion/polls/main1350874.shtml
  • Refs made it an 'Extra Lame' bowl

    GOT SCREWED, USA -- Complaining about officiating is a time-honored sports tradition. It's much easier to believe your team got screwed than it got whupped because anger is more manageable than sadness. It's sour grapes, plain and simple. But, America, please forgive Seahawks fans if they sound a little bitter and paranoid after the rest of the country got its sweet, little fairy tale with Jerome Bettis winning Super Bowl XL in his hometown of Detroit. It just seems a bit too tidy, considering how things went down. Here's the rub: No intelligent person, and that includes Pittsburgh fans, watched...
  • Super for NFL perhaps, but not so for fans

    So the Super Bowl wasn't so super. The team that played the best didn't win, although use of the word "best" must be considered relative when you consider how poorly both teams played. On the other hand, the NFL got the ending it wanted, which was another Super Bowl championship for the Rooney family and a fairy tale send-off for Detroit native Jerome Bettis. It is amazing how often the NFL gets what it wants out of these Super Bowls, isn't it? And given the very questionable calls by NFL officials that all seemed to go in favor of the...
  • Steelers soar into history with Super 21-10 win

    02/05/2006 9:53:13 PM PST · by LouAvul · 25 replies · 442+ views
    fox ^ | 2-5-06
    DETROIT (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers finally gave coach Bill Cowher some Super Bowl satisfaction. Moments after the Rolling Stones rocked a Ford Field filled with Terrible Towels, Willie Parker broke a record 75-yard touchdown run, sparking Pittsburgh's 21-10 victory Sunday over the Seattle Seahawks. Not only did the Steelers earn that elusive fifth championship ring and their first since 1980, but they completed a magic Bus ride that made Jerome Bettis' homecoming - and farewell - a success. "I'm a champion. I think the Bus' last stop is here in Detroit," Bettis said. "It's official, like the referee whistle."...
  • CHAMPS!!!!! STEELERS WIN SUPERBOWL

    02/05/2006 8:19:51 PM PST · by serendepitylives · 120 replies · 1,449+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 2/5/2006 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    STEELERS WIN SUPERBOWL X-TRA LARGE DETROIT - Mick Jagger moved up and down the field at halftime more easily than the Pittsburgh offense did for most of the game. In the end, though, Jerome Bettis, the Steelers and their thousands of rowdy fans wound up the big winners on Super Bowl Sunday. Save for a few big plays that changed the game, style points were hard to come by on America's annual football holiday. But to Pittsburgh, the 21-10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks was beautiful _ a gritty grind of a game that included just enough flair to transform...
  • SUPER BOWL LIVE THREAD, Sunday February 5, 2006 (Steelers Win 21-10)

    02/05/2006 10:40:43 AM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 4,199 replies · 104,855+ views
    February 5, 2006 | seattle conservative
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com'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!
  • YES TO FILIBUSTERS -- SORT OF

    11/20/2004 11:59:01 AM PST · by forest · 10 replies · 618+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #326 ^ | 11-21-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Never one to mess up a good story by sticking with the facts, the liberal media in Washington refuse to tell us much about the inner-workings of the Senate. Oh sure, they are quick to carp about anything they think may be a misstep by a Republican member. But that is about as deep as their news reports usually go. No one ever reports that few senators fully understand, or even read, any of the bills before voting. Nor are we often informed that an inordinate amount of each senator's time is spent seeing lobbyists and other campaign contributors, rather...
  • NEWS ON THE NEWS

    09/18/2004 11:12:52 AM PDT · by forest · 12 replies · 898+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #317 ^ | 9-19-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Before the real news, there's a little interesting background news we should take care of. This comes from the "Be careful who you blame department," because everything is not always exactly as it looks. We've been hoodwinked. Yeah, you, me, all of us. It appears to me that there is a major scam afoot. It's kind of funny, in a sick sort of way; but it is a flimflam nonetheless. First, we know that Dan Rather and his cohorts at CBS have a major bias. Among other things, they "fixed" a certain "60 Minutes" program many years ago to pump...
  • It's Pistons VS. Lakers!

    06/01/2004 8:02:16 PM PDT · by quantim · 91 replies · 388+ views
    All Engines Go!
  • FAHRENHEIT 9/11 Wins Palme D'Or at CANNES! OLDBOY Picks Up Prize Too! (AICN on the awards)

    05/25/2004 12:51:38 AM PDT · by weegee · 6 replies · 337+ views
    Ain't It Cool News.com ^ | Saturday, May 22, 2004 | Harry Knowles
    Hey folks, Harry here... the word from Cannes has just come in... a jubilant ecstatic phone call from a geek in Cannes ran down the winners and it seems that Michael Moore just accepted the Palme D'Or for FAHRENHEIT 9/11!!! Perhaps a political no-brainer... but my inner and outer Liberal screams "YESSSSS!," while the cautionary side worries about a jury headed by Quentin bestowing the top prize to any film that Harvey Weinstein is a producer of... BUT - at the same time I have no doubt that FAHRENHEIT 9/11 is the sort of emotional film that brands its message...
  • CNN Blames Blunder on Human Error

    04/17/2003 8:05:37 PM PDT · by John Twenty 28 · 15 replies · 293+ views
    Wired News ^ | 4-17-2003 | Wired News
    <p>CNN says the obituary mock-ups for Ronald Reagan, Bob Hope and other prominent figures were exposed on its website due to human error. The specific cause of error was discovered and fixed Wednesday.</p> <p>This is what it says on the Wired News headlines page. Honest. Check the link.</p>