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  • Key G.O.P. Donors Still Deeply Resist Donald Trump’s Candidacy

    05/22/2016 6:31:21 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 29 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/21/16 | Jonathan Martin/Alexander Burns
    A powerful array of the Republican Party’s largest financial backers remains deeply resistant to Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy, forming a wall of opposition that could make it exceedingly difficult for him to meet his goal of raising $1 billion before the November election. Interviews and emails with more than 50 of the Republican Party’s largest donors, or their representatives, revealed a measure of contempt and distrust toward their own party’s nominee that is unheard of in modern presidential politics. More than a dozen of the party’s most reliable individual contributors and wealthy families indicated that they would not give...
  • {Presbyterian} Church court rebukes, praises minister for same-sex weddings

    08/27/2010 5:58:27 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 8/27/10 | Josh Richman
    Though clearly regretful, a local division of the Presbyterian Church USA decided Friday to rebuke a Bay Area minister who performed wedding ceremonies for at least 16 same-sex couples during the five months in 2008 in which it was legal to do so. The Permanent Judicial Commission of the Napa-based Presbytery of the Redwoods said it thought its hands were tied by the denominational constitution's same-sex marriage ban. After a three-day trial that included testimony from 11 of the Bay Area couples the Rev. Jane Adams Spahr married, five of whom live in the East Bay, the commission profusely praised...
  • Chinese Green Dam pilfers open source too

    06/15/2009 7:58:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 271+ views
    The Register ^ | 15th June 2009 20:37 GMT | Cade Metz in San Francisco
    No filth, no BSD licenseAfter claims that China's "Green Dam" filtering app includes code pirated from an American software maker, it should come as no surprise that the People's Republic censorshipware is also using open-source code without displaying the proper license. According to multiple coders at Sourceforge, the Green Dam Youth Escort package - which the Chinese government wants loaded onto all PCs sold within the People's Republic - includes code from the OpenCV computer vision library. But its developer - Jinhui Computer System Engineering - seems to have deleted the BSD license document that should be included when OpenCV...
  • ABC Global Warming Special Makes Up Future, But It’s Not ‘Sci-Fi’

    06/02/2009 11:11:21 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 28 replies · 1,003+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 2 June 2009 | Sarah Knoploh
    The world is about to end, or at least that’s according to ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The June 2 segment promoted a new special called “Earth 2100.” The program follows Lucy, a girl born in 2009, and her dramatic story about how if we don’t take drastic measures immediately climate change will cause droughts, floods, mass migration, and starvation. This may sound straight from a science-fiction movie, but “Good Morning America” went to great lengths to assure viewers this wasn’t science fiction and that by airing this series they were changing journalism. Bob Woodruff, host of the special, called making...
  • Astonishing DNA complexity demolishes neo-Darwinism

    01/13/2009 6:40:50 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 203 replies · 3,997+ views
    CMI ^ | Alex Williams
    The traditional understanding of DNA has recently been transformed beyond recognition. DNA does not, as we thought, carry a linear, one-dimensional, one-way, sequential code—like the lines of letters and words on this page. And the 97% in humans that does not carry protein-coding genes is not, as many people thought, fossilized ‘junk’ left over from our evolutionary ancestors. DNA information is overlapping-multi-layered and multi-dimensional; it reads both backwards and forwards; and the ‘junk’ is far more functional than the protein code, so there is no fossilized history of evolution. No human engineer has ever even imagined, let alone designed an...
  • Obama wins Wyoming Caucuses by double digits

    03/08/2008 3:50:56 PM PST · by omega4179 · 132 replies · 5,853+ views ^ | 03/08/2008 |
    <p>With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Obama had 59 percent to Clinton’s 40 percent. Both candidates campaigned in the state ahead of the caucuses, but the onus was on Obama to regain his momentum after Clinton disrupted his winning streak Tuesday, scoring wins in Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island.</p>
  • Top 10 April Fools' Pranks to Play at Work

    03/31/2006 10:17:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies · 16,227+ views ^ | March 31, 2006 | By Kate Lorenz, Editor
    Time to dust off the whoopee cushions and hand buzzers. April Fools' Day is here and there's no better place for wisecracks and shenanigans than at work. In its annual April Fools' Day survey, found 33 percent of workers have played a practical joke on a co-worker and 17 percent are planning office tricks for this year's holiday. Although it might be thrilling to finally one-up the office funnyman, pranks also help beat something that's no laughing matter: workplace stress. More than half of workers reported working under stress in another survey. Stress and worry on the job...
  • Terrible Flight Experiences (Vanity)

    09/16/2005 12:56:14 PM PDT · by Maximus of Texas · 99 replies · 4,139+ views
    On the flight home this morning, I was unfortunate enough to have a bleeder sit next to me. By bleeder, I mean he was invading my space because he was large and his body was spilling over into my seat. I've seen worse cases than what I had today but let's hear your experiences.
  • Whoo-Hoo! I did it. I accomplished a major goal in my life.

    05/05/2005 11:46:06 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 62 replies · 1,604+ views
    Free Republic Post ^ | today | Rodney King
    I did it!!! For years I have been tying to post an article during normal freeping hours that nobody would comment on for over an hour. It is quite a challenge really. FR has a wide range of interests, and if an article is too weird, then people will comment on its weirdness. Anyway, every few weeks I have been trying to find an article just so totally boring that there would be no reason for anyone to comment on it, and at the same time not be too weird as to merit a comment based on its weirdness. I...
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    02/08/2005 2:00:09 PM PST · by coffee260 · 227 replies · 9,308+ views
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  • Michael Moore wants to Infringe on Parental rights

    06/23/2004 6:21:22 PM PDT · by Sonar5 · 32 replies · 290+ views
    CNN, and My Eyes and Ears ^ | 06/23/2004 | Joseph Ranos
    Michael Moore wants to infringe on traditional parental rights. In a story on his movie, on 6/23/2004 at about 5:53 PM PT, on CNN, Michael Moore in response to his movie having an "R" rating said this exactly: "I encourage teenagers everywhere to sneak in and see it" So what does an R rating mean. R Rating: From the Motion Picture Association of America = Restricted - Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian How about standard definition of teenager. "A person between the ages of 13 and 19; an adolescent." I just disagree with this statement he made....
  • On the Street in Baghdad with G.

    08/04/2003 4:37:29 PM PDT · by LakeLady · 1 replies · 226+ views
    Saturday, August 02, 2003 Hidden behind hundreds of meters of barbed wire coils, under the black skies of the electricity free city, lies the compounds of the Iraq Forum previously known as the Convention Palace, next to it - part of the same compound-you have al-Rashid hotel the most prestigious of Baghdad’s hotels and the official residence of all the foreign guests and media during the old days. but one has to confess, it had an amazing catering service all the waiters and the staff were chosen from among the highest security apparatuses in Iraq, the best of the mukhabarat,...
  • Carbon Copy Coalition

    04/24/2003 10:10:23 AM PDT · by farmfriend · 15 replies · 293+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 04/24/2003 | Jon Reisman
    Carbon Copy Coalition By Jon Reisman The state by state effort to implement the Kyoto protocol came to Concord, New Hampshire this week as the state's environmental groups launched the "Carbon Coalition" to keep the issue on the front burner and stir the political, policy and propaganda pot. The Coalition opened with a typical apocalyptic salvo: "Global warming threatens public health, the economy and the environment in our state and across the nation," said Coalition co-chair Republican state representative Ted Leach. TCS A second barrage from co-chair and former state Democratic Party chair Joseph Keefe subtly appealed for more leadership:...
  • Commentary: On Internet Rumors that Saddam Starred in Gay Porn Films

    04/14/2003 6:37:41 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 20 replies · 125+ views ^ | 4/14/2003 | Douglas Oliver
    Commentary: On Internet Rumors that Saddam Starred in Gay Porn FilmsThese rumors have been Hot News on the Internet for the last week or ten days. Finally I have found the source ... on Yahoo of all places. The rumors originated in Kuwait according to the Yahoo report. The rumors apparently caused the U.S. State Department to respond to inquiries and to issue a statement on the subject. I quote briefly from the article: * * * Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been caught with his pants down -- literally. A shocking 1968 porn film has surfaced, in which...
  • Since I haven't contributed

    09/11/2002 10:35:40 AM PDT · by 2timothy3.16 · 627 replies · 3,315+ views
    9-11-2002 | self
    Since I am approaching my one year anniversary of being a "freeper" and since I have never contributed a dime to FR, jim or the republican party, I am going to beat the powers to be at FR and voluntarily leave, rather than have them come up with one of the cock and bull stories to ban me. Been fun,Bye

    07/12/2002 9:36:37 AM PDT · by LandofLincoln · 5 replies · 533+ views
    Show me a honest politician and I will show you someone who has never won an election.