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  • Prayer Request for my Family Upon the Death of my Daughter

    12/03/2015 7:26:06 PM PST · by rfreedom4u · 192 replies
    12/3/2015 | Rfreedom4u
    In the past I have posted regarding my wife's mental illness and the tough times we have endured because of it. Now I am devastated to tell you all that our 19 year old daughter took her own life on November 23rd. She was diagnosed as bi-polar and was very distraught over her best friend's suicide last year. I've never had to go through anything near this bad and I pray none of you ever do. The loss of one's child is beyond horrendous. So far we've been doing ok but there are periods of extreme grief out of the...
  • Obama is destroying our economy and our military...

    07/10/2009 2:32:21 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 108 replies · 3,685+ views
    ...Yet everyone is posting about his ogling girls and his daughter's wardrobe. Please, let's get back on track people! Our country is being destroyed!
  • Robert Wagner mulled killing Warren Beatty due to Natalie Wood

    09/25/2008 11:43:33 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 108 replies · 17,901+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/25/08 | Christian Wiessner
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Robert Wagner says he was so distraught over the break-up of his first marriage to actress Natalie Wood that he pondered suicide and would sit with a gun outside the home of her lover, Warren Beatty, intent on killing him. "Pieces of My Heart," Wagner's autobiography released this week, reveals details of his career and life, including the split with Wood, their decision to remarry a decade later and her drowning death in 1981. "I was pretty young, and I don't think I could have ever gone through with that act, but I was pretty...
  • (Vanity) I cannot find the State-specific message boards

    07/16/2008 5:07:56 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 8 replies · 670+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 7-16-2008 | grey_whiskers
    I cannot find the state-specific message boards since coming back from vacation on Sunday. Can anyone help me find them? Cheers!
  • Madonna to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Madonna, Leonard Cohen, the Dave Clark Five, the Ventures and John Mellencamp. The inductees will be honored at a ceremony on March 10 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.
  • 2008 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

    10/05/2007 8:06:33 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 166 replies · 1,974+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 9/27/07
    Madonna, the Beastie Boys, the Dave Clark Five, Leonard Cohen, Afrika Bambaataa, John Mellencamp, the Ventures, Donna Summer and Chic have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. Five acts will make it into the Hall of Fame in 2008.
  • Sabre-Toothed Tiger Was A Pussycat

    10/01/2007 6:57:03 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 18,097+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-2-2007 | Roger Highfield
    Sabre-toothed tiger was just a pussycat By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 12:01am BST 02/10/2007 It may have had some of the most ferocious teeth ever seen on a mammal but scientists say that the much feared sabre-tooth tiger was actually a bit of a pussycat. Smilodon, the sabre-tooth tiger, roamed across North and South America until 10,000 years ago Powerfully built, with upper canines like knives, the sabre-tooth tiger was a fearsome predator of Ice-Age America's lost giants, such as bison and horses, perhaps even mammoths. But while Smilodon ("knife tooth") may have had an impressive set of...
  • Bikini overload in Bondi record (Australia)

    09/27/2007 3:03:55 AM PDT · by Dundee · 98 replies · 1,039+ views ^ | Wednesday Sep 26 2007 | Sean Cusick
    It was a sea of skin, peroxide and fake tan — over 1000 women in bikinis descending on Bondi Beach in an attempt to beat a world record that didn't actually exist. The event, organised as a promotion between Cosmopolitan Magazine and Gillette, aspired to set a Guiness World Record for the "world's biggest swimsuit shoot". A blend of 100 paid models and many more volunteers — mostly more interested in the free $120 goody bag than the notion of creating history — gathered in the sun. However, there was widespread confusion between the models and other attendees regarding how...
  • Russian woman's 12th baby weighs in at 7.75 kg [17.1 lbs]

    09/26/2007 4:24:54 PM PDT · by mickeylee · 29 replies · 204+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Wed Sep 26, 10:16 AM ET
    BARNAUL, Russia (Reuters) - A Siberian woman who gave birth to her 12th child -- doing more than her fair share to stem Russia's population decline -- was stunned to find that little Nadia weighed in at a massive 7.75 kg (17.1 lb).
  • A humble interface suggestion (Vanity

    09/25/2007 5:05:31 PM PDT · by ReignOfError · 44 replies · 123+ views
    Mt fevetred imagination | 9/25/07 | ReignOError
    I love FR. I like the fact that the user interface remains clean and that the pages load fast. I can use it from the big screen on my desk, the small screen on my desktop, or even from my cell phone; on fiber or DSL or dial-upfrom Timbuktu.. But I have a suggestion that would make it easier to use for me, and maybe for some other folk. What I'd like to see is a "My recent threads" red-text up where the posts to/from and the new mail are. Here's how I use FR: First thing I do after...
  • Sunday Night Football (Futbol Americano)on NBC

    09/23/2007 7:25:11 PM PDT · by RDDABlack · 59 replies · 420+ views
    So,I am sitting in my living room in a small town in Maryland. And now I have to know Spanish to figure out the Score of the Game. I do not care. TV is Off. The is the United States. This is American Football. We speak English. I now do not watch NBC football !
  • Man hides sex toys in the wurst way...

    09/20/2007 11:29:22 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 46 replies · 45+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/19/2007 | Reuters
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Staff at a German butcher's shop were shocked to discover a customer had hidden two sex toys in their sausages for transport to Dubai, police said Wednesday.
  • (WEIRD) Janet Reno CD in stores now

    09/18/2007 6:37:43 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies · 787+ views
    UPI ^ | Sept. 18, 2007 | UPI
    Janet Reno CD in stores now Published: Sept. 18, 2007 at 8:20 PM KENDALL, Fla., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A three-CD album of historical songs from former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno debuted Tuesday. "Song of America," a 50-tune "history book'" that Reno helped shepherd, is in stores now, the Miami Herald has reported. Reno is listed as an executive producer on the collection, which starts in 1492 with "Lakota Dream Song" and spans 25 eras of U.S. history, concluding with "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning," a song about the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Reno said...
  • Green Bay 35, NY Giants 13 (Brett Favre becomes winningest quarterback in NFL history)

    09/16/2007 2:24:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 593+ views
    Yahoo!Sports ^ | September 16, 2007 | TOM CANAVAN
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Brett Favre picked a near-perfect way to become the winningest quarterback in NFL history. Favre completed his first 14 passes of the second half and threw three touchdown passes to rally the Green Bay Packers to a 35-13 victory over Eli Manning and the New York Giants on Sunday. The victory was the 149th of Favre's 17-year career and gave him one more than Hall of Famer John Elway. It also gave the Packers their first 2-0 start since they won their first three in 2001. The loss was the second straight for the undisciplined...
  • (Paul v Clinton) DFU receives Fed-Ex from Norman Hsu! Could this be his real Hsuicide note?

    09/13/2007 8:55:13 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 25 replies · 1,740+ views
    Norman Hsu? ^ | 9-14-07 | Norman Hsu?
    FR POST ABOUT THE SUICIDE NOTE Here is the letter I just received by Fed-Ex. I don't know whether someone is playing a joke on me or this is real. You decide.
  • Milwaukee Man Sues Makers of Brut After Cologne Ignites on Camping Trip

    09/12/2007 5:57:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 79 replies · 1,515+ views
    AP/Fox News ^ | September 12, 2007
    Charles B. Lewitzke's case was filed in the U.S. District Court in Wisconsin's Eastern District this week. He is seeking unspecified damages from Helen of Troy Ltd., an El Paso, Texas company that owns and markets Brut, and Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, of New Jersey, a division of Conopco Inc., which had previously owned the product. -snip He washed and shaved in a bathhouse on the camp grounds and applied Brut lotion to his face, neck and chest with his hands. He also used the aerosol deodorant. He then went to a fire pit to cook breakfast. His...
  • Hate Crime Arrest - 4 juveniles (3 are black; 1 is white)

    09/12/2007 5:24:24 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 4 replies · 160+ views
    Here in Charles Co., MD, we've had a serious rash of hate crimes for the past two years or so. In today's edition of our local newspaper, the Maryland Independent, it was reported that four juveniles were arrested last week for their involvement in an August hate crime in which offensive language, such as "KKK", "Gay Pride" and obscene language, was spray-painted on 16 cars and driveways and mailboxes in a Waldorf neighborhood. The victims are all African-American. But, get this -- out of the four juveniles, THREE ARE BLACK AND ONE IS WHITE. This small column was buried in...
  • Buffet Worker Stomps Garlic With Boots

    09/11/2007 7:41:41 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 41 replies · 981+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 11, 2007 | Associated Press
    (NANUET, N.Y.) - Stomping on garlic with your shoes on is apparently not the correct way to prepare food. The Rockland County health department hit the Great China Buffet restaurant with two violations after someone took pictures of an employee stomping on a bowl of garlic with his boots in an alley. The man alerted health inspectors. "I go back there, and the guy's stepping on garlic," said Dan Barreto, who used to eat at the restaurant. "There he was just jumping up and down on it, smashing it up, having a good time." The health department does not consider...
  • The New Fat?

    09/10/2007 9:40:52 AM PDT · by The_Tick_01 · 29 replies · 744+ views
    Blonde Sagacity ^ | 09/10/2007 | Brian Cherry
    I don’t often remark on entertainment subjects; this is the sort of thing I leave to people whose childhoods included eating paint chips while listening to Casey Kasem. With that said, the Britney Spears debacle during the MTV Video Music Awards is a situation that requires a comment. I will leave the topic of her lip syncing, dancing, and speculation of her intoxication level to those who were apologists for Marv Albert after he slipped on a leather teddy and bit a prostitute a decade of so ago. It is the criticism of her body that I am having a...
  • Tribute to the Drummer - streaming now

    09/09/2007 4:01:06 PM PDT · by guinness4strength · 6 replies · 485+ views
    106.7 WRHC FM ^ | 9-9-07 | Joe Moody
    Tribute to the Drummer - streaming now Good stuff with the drummer in mind playing now until 9 eastern tonight: Winamp or iTunes: ListenWindows Media: Listen

    09/08/2007 5:59:34 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 19 replies · 999+ views
    Daily Record ^ | 8 September 2007 | Barry Gordon
    DREAD AND BREAKFAST Record reporter spends a spooky night in the most haunted hotel in Scotland By Barry Gordon HOTEL rooms are not very scary, or at least that's what I thought. That was before watching the new John Cusak film, 1408, where his character Mike Enslin decides to check into the notorious Hotel Dolphin to investigate its supernatural reputation. A crooked door that goes straight again, an operator that doesn't sound human and, finally, a room engulfed in flames are enough to convince him maybe ghosts do stay in hotels. I decided to check this out for myself at...
  • I Love Freepmail (Vanity)

    09/08/2007 4:39:02 PM PDT · by gotribe · 53 replies · 1,242+ views
    Vanity | 09/08/07 | gotribe first vanity. Posting a little Freepmail sent to me from someone whose account apparently has been banned. My question is: if eihwaz13 is banned, how can eihwaz13 still post Freepmail? .... Re: Cops: Boy slashed L-S High classmate to death From eihwaz13 | 09/08/2007 1:18:32 AM EDT read Your go off on this Kid John Odgren with a disability on which you know anything about “Aspergers Disorder” for killing a fellow student which treated him cruelly, teased repeatedly few time a week at school. You a piece of shit over the internet express your opinion by degrading, verbally abusing...
  • Led Zeppelin Reunion

    09/08/2007 3:19:09 PM PDT · by rpage3 · 65 replies · 1,789+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/06/07 | Yahoo
    It appears that Page, Plant and Jones are planning a reunion with Bonham's son, Jason, on drums.
  • Congressman hits lottery 3rd time

    09/07/2007 10:17:06 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 19 replies · 688+ views
    AP ^ | 9/7/07
    Congressman hits lottery 3rd time Updated: Sep 7, 2007 10:49 AM EDT MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner is one lucky guy. He's already a millionaire, and heir to a tissue and paper towel fortune. And now, he's won the lottery -- again. The Republican hit it big in 1997 with a $250,000 jackpot in the District of Columbia lottery. Then, last spring, he won $1,000 in the Wisconsin lottery. And last week, he won another $1,000 in that lottery. Sensenbrenner says he just "got lucky." He says he spends about 10 dollars a week on lottery tickets.

    09/06/2007 6:03:46 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 59 replies · 984+ views
    pr-inside ^ | 2007-09-06 13:48:09 -
    Singer JAMES BLUNT fears his Army background has ruined his chance of making 'exciting' music. The former British Cavalry officer admits he is not known for making music that wows the critics - and blames it on not meeting other musicians during his time in the armed forces. He is now seeking help from other musicians to broaden his musical range. He explains,"I do think I need to widen my influences so that everything doesn't end up the same. "My publisher recommends interesting people to work with. You have to remember I come from the Army: I don't know any...
  • Baylor athletes face assault charges

    09/05/2007 10:00:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies · 661+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 5, 2007 | Brian Davis
    Two Baylor female athletes turned themselves in to Waco police Tuesday and face Class A misdemeanor assault charges after they allegedly beat a woman in Cameron Park. Latara Darrett, a sophomore on the basketball team, and Ashlee Cooper, a sophomore on the volleyball team, confronted Chayla Cooper during an argument at 11 p.m. on Aug. 7, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Waco police spokesman Steve Anderson said an investigation revealed that Ashlee Cooper punched Chayla Cooper (no relation) in the face. Chayla Cooper allegedly pulled out a knife but then placed it on the ground. Darrett jumped on Chayla...
  • U.S. women win team title at 2007 World Championships

    09/05/2007 8:25:39 PM PDT · by TxCopper · 3 replies · 433+ views
    The A.P. ^ | 9/5/07
    Nastia Liukin couldn't watch, for she knew she might be the one who had let another world title slip away. Meanwhile, Alicia Sacramone couldn't wait. She wanted to get out on the floor, show 'em what she had, and see if it was good enough to save the day. Sacramone did it, coming through with a floor routine full of attitude and glitz, one good enough to rally the Americans to a world championship Wednesday and prove that winning gold medals in gymnastics is more about determination than perfection
  • Exclusive 789 from n2a may be the car for you (NEW CHEVY 789 BUILT ON A CORVETTE PLATFORM)

    09/05/2007 6:01:22 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 14 replies · 639+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2007 | Art Gould
    Most car enthusiasts recognize the look of a 1957 Chevrolet. In fact, many believe this car represents the essence of the styling of the 1950s when almost all cars could easily be identified by make, model and year. Those were the times when General Motors changed the complete body design of their cars each year in 1957, 1958, and 1959; a feat manufacturers say cannot be done economically today. According to the company with the unusual name of 'n2a Motors', a division of Kanter Concepts Inc., this individualism is not an issue. From their modern facility in Santa Ana,...
  • Mickelson withdraws from the BMW Championship

    09/05/2007 11:19:02 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 44 replies · 1,122+ views
    PGATOUR.COM ^ | 9/4/07
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- One day after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship and taking the lead in the FedExCup points standings, Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from this week's BMW Championship at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, Ill. "This decision was not an easy one to make," said Mickelson, "and in no way is meant as disrespectful to the TOUR or 'sending a message' to anyone. I've talked for weeks about needing to find a balance between my game, my business affairs and my family, and now is the time for me to take some time off." Mickelson has...
  • Man Charged With Assault for Throwing Cheetos at Dad

    09/05/2007 5:15:03 AM PDT · by IronKros · 116 replies · 1,928+ views ^ | 9/4/2007 | Associated Press
    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man was charged with domestic assault Sunday after throwing a bag of Cheetos at his father. Twenty-two-year-old Patrick Hamman was arrested after the bag of cheesy chips hit his father, Michael Hamman, in the face. Police said the bag hit his father's glasses, causing a cut to the bridge of his nose. The police report said — quote— "Michael's T-shirt was also covered in Cheeto dust." Police said Patrick, who lives with his father, admitted that he was on methamphetamine at the time of the argument.
  • RJ's Famous NFL Picks, Week One

    09/04/2007 11:02:39 PM PDT · by rob88888 · 47 replies · 2,228+ views
    BlogCritics ^ | September 5th, 2007 | RJ Elliott
    Atlanta (7-9) at Minnesota (6-10) - 1:00 PM The Falcons missed the playoffs last year by losing their final three games. And now they've lost noted animal-lover and PETA spokesman Michael Vick for 12 to 60 months due to a self-inflicted injury. Vick will be replaced at QB by the lovable Joey Harrington, who won't throw for many touchdowns, but he won't be flipping off the home crowd/spreading herpes/killing dogs with his bare hands, either. The Falcons are going to need their defense to overachieve and RB Warrick Dunn to rush for 1,500+ yards just to avoid losing double-digit games...
  • Men want hot women, study confirms

    09/04/2007 10:49:24 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 45 replies · 1,213+ views ^ | 04-sept-2007
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Science is confirming what most women know: When given the choice for a mate, men go for good looks. And guys won't be surprised to learn that women are much choosier about partners than they are. "Just because people say they're looking for a particular set of characteristics in a mate, someone like themselves, doesn't mean that is what they'll end up choosing," Peter M. Todd, of the cognitive science program at Indiana University, Bloomington, said in a telephone interview.
  • 'You're a woman, because you're not a man' (man becomes woman then converts to islam)

    09/03/2007 2:58:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 49 replies · 1,387+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | September 03 2007 | Karima Idrissi and Michel Hoebink
    Karima's dual 'conversion' Karima Tieleman's first 'conversion' was from male to female; six years later she converted to Islam. However, the acceptance she hoped to find has also proved to be sadly absent among her fellow believers. She believes it is her fate to be misunderstood and rejected for the rest of her life. Although she says she's happy with her life, she also admits that she sometimes tires of having to fight all the time. Karima Tieleman, her blushing Dutch face ringed by a black chador, speaks softly and is a little shy. It took her a while and...

    09/02/2007 2:15:58 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies · 1,485+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 2, 2007 | JANON FISHER
    A Long Island man is suing a West Village bodega for $5 million, claiming the store's cat viciously bit and attacked him while he was perusing the aisles for a late-night snack. But the storeowner not only denies the attack - he says he doesn't even own a kitty. -snip But Andy Singh, the owner of Andy's Deli on Seventh Avenue and Grove Street, said he had never heard about DeSousa's injuries - and had no knowledge of the mysterious cat. "We don't have a cat," he said. "We've never had a cat."
  • Student Suspended Over Stadium Prank

    08/30/2007 11:51:40 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 51 replies · 2,025+ views
    KRLA ^ | 8/30/07
    A high school student who tricked football fans from a crosstown rival into holding up signs that together spelled out, "We Suck," was suspended for the prank, students said. Kyle Garchar, a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School in suburban Columbus, said he spent about 20 hours over three days plotting the trick, which was captured on video and posted on the video-sharing Web site YouTube. He said he was inspired by a similar prank pulled by Yale students in 2004, when Harvard fans were duped into holding up cards with the same message. At the end of the video,...
  • Bear chases woman on bicycle

    08/29/2007 9:34:14 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 32 replies · 1,334+ views ^ | 08/29/2007 | TT/The Local
    Inga Åkerström from Boltjärn in northern Sweden found herself pedalling for her life on Monday when she was chased by a bear while out cycling. "I was on an upward slope when I saw something at the side of the road and began to wonder what it was. Then it raised its head and I saw that it was a bear," she told Dagbladet i Sundsvall. After she had turned around and begun cycling back down the hill, she observed the bear coming towards her at top speed. Fortunately for Åkerström, she soon came upon her husband who was out...
  • The Evil Empire (Yankees) Against The Nation (Redsox)

    08/28/2007 4:37:07 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 33 replies · 362+ views
    Worldpress,com ^ | 08/28/07 | Custom65
    Well itÂ’s nearly September and Boston sits atop the American League East 8 games ahead of their arch rivals. Wether this series beginning tonight will mean a heck of a lot is yet to be seen, if the Yanks sweep it will still leave them 5 games back with 28 left to play. Still a lot of ball left. The thumping handed out to New York courtesy of the Detroit Tigers yesterday (16-0) is truly humiliating for a team so rich in history, world series titles and self absorbency. It requires a shrink to put it in perspective. The pride...
  • Putting Tiger's 13th major in perspective (Vanity)

    08/13/2007 7:16:07 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 95 replies · 942+ views
    Tiger won his 13th major. All of these notable active players only have 13 victories (or less). Amazing Mark Calcavecchia - 13 David Duval - 13 Jim Furyk - 13 Paul Azinger - 12 David Toms - 12 John Cook - 11 Scott Hoch - 11 Steve Elkington - 10 David Frost - 10 Justin Leonard - 10 Jay Haas - 9 Kenny Perry - 9 A list of everyone is here (from the Golf Channel)
  • 'Great Show': Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Sunday Night

    08/12/2007 7:59:47 PM PDT · by hc87 · 28 replies · 1,553+ views ^ | 8/10/2007 | Joe Rao
    Every August, just when many people go vacationing in the country where skies are dark, the best-known meteor shower makes its appearance. The annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to be at its best this year, producing one or two meteors per minute during peak hours. "It's going to be a great show," said Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama.
  • Tips Before Wearing a Bikini (China)

    08/12/2007 7:57:35 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 103 replies · 5,276+ views
    China Daily ^ | August 13, 2007  | China Daily
    With the opening of China's economy, women are also becoming more open about showing their bodies, and they can do it with bikinis in the summer. This swimwear is becoming popular among Chinese girls. But before wearing a bikini, there are a few things women need to know before donning a bikini. Many women will try to lose weight before wearing a bikini. Yet fashion experts say that in order to look attractive in a bikini, the following eight things are more important than weight. Tip 1: The color of your skin means much more than the color of the...
  • Djokovic Beats Federer to Win Rogers Cup

    08/12/2007 5:59:32 PM PDT · by joan · 18 replies · 1,185+ views
    maysville-online ^ | August 12, 2007
    Sunday, August 12, 2007 5:44 PM EDT MONTREAL - Novak Djokovic called his Rogers Cup semifinal victory over Rafael Nadal one of the biggest victories of his career. It turns out he was only getting warmed up. Djokovic upset world No. 1 Roger Federer 7-6 (2), 2-6, 7-6 (2) Sunday to win the $2.45 million Masters Series event, solidifying himself as a serious contender to win the U.S. Open beginning later this month in New York. "It's a dream come true to win such a strong tournament as this and to win against probably the best player ever in the...
  • Honey, I Wrecked the Porsche

    06/19/2007 10:18:30 AM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 82 replies · 12,161+ views
    yahoo Finance ^ | 06/15/2007 | by Jennifer Saranow
    Call it a metaphor for a prosperous, risk-embracing age or just call it bad driving. Auto makers are turning out a new breed of supremely fast sports cars that sell for upwards of $250,000 and share many characteristics of purebred racecars. But as more of them hit the road, often in the hands of inexperienced drivers, a growing number are ending up wrapped around trees, smashed into guardrails or otherwise totaled in accidents. In the past 18 months, drivers across the world have cracked up at least six rare $1 million Ferrari Enzos -- only 400 of which were built....
  • David Frum responds to Vanity Fair's lies : the Neocon still support Bush on Iraq

    11/04/2006 9:38:42 AM PST · by drzz · 36 replies · 1,470+ views
    After having read that Vanity Fair had "pointed out" the Neocon rebuttal of Bush's policy in Iraq, I wrote to David Frum this message : drzz Sent : Saturday, November 4, 2006 7:55 AM To : David Frum I discovered a claim in my local newspaper that you and some neoconservatives said critics about the Bush administration. According to the website of Vanity Fair, you said that Bush "says the words but doesn't understand the ideas." I have read also Richard Perle said the Iraq war was a mistake. I hardly believe these comments come from neoconservatives, and I write...
  • Firearm scope/site mounting rail options.

    09/14/2006 4:00:38 PM PDT · by hophead · 4 replies · 385+ views
    9/14/2006 | hophead
    I hope someone can lead me in the right direction. I am looking for diagrams preferrably or some other clear explanation of the cross section of different mounting systems for handguns. The Weaver mount is one example. I cannot find a cross section with dimensions anywhere. I have googled but came up empty. I am CONFIDENT some of you could educate me on this. Thanks for your help.
  • Toasting Benefits of Social Drinking

    09/14/2006 7:02:01 AM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 22 replies · 571+ views ^ | September 14, 2006 | Molly Selvin
    Two economists argue in a study to be released today that social drinkers tend to have more charisma, a fatter Rolodex and more friends than those who abstain or drink alone. That garrulousness, they say, translates into higher income — 10% more for men and 14% more for women.
  • Celebrity's son's death mystery (Anna Nicole)

    09/12/2006 11:27:07 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 101 replies · 6,033+ views
    The Nassau Guardian ^ | Sept. 12, 2006 | IANTHIA SMITH & INDERIA SAUNDERS
    The "how and why" surrounding 20-year-old Daniel Hogan's mysterious death is being kept under wraps in an autopsy report that should have been completed last night. The only son of American celebrity Anna Nicole Smith died on the maternity ward at Doctors Hospital while visiting his mother and newborn baby sister on Sunday. According to sources close to the case, preliminary investigations revealed that various medications along with drugs were found in his system. "All we know right now is that he was on anti-depressants," the source said. "Some things indicate that he probably overdosed on those drugs." While local...
  • Tongan King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV Dies in New Zealand at 88

    09/11/2006 9:37:29 PM PDT · by Central Scrutiniser · 4 replies · 482+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-10-06 | PESI FONUA
    Tongan King Tupou IV dies at 88 King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV King Taufa'ahau had been suffering from an unspecified illness The people of Tonga have been plunged into mourning following the death of 88-year-old King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV. Public buildings are being draped in black and purple as a mark of respect. King Tupou IV was absolute ruler of the South Pacific island nation for 41 years, making him the world's fourth longest-serving monarch. His son, Crown Prince Tupouto'a, was sworn in as the new king at a brief ceremony on Monday, but it could be at least a year...
  • An Explanation of the Democrat Leadership

    09/07/2006 6:41:54 AM PDT · by An Old Marine · 5 replies · 401+ views
    Many will recall that on July 8, 1947, witnesses claim an unidentified object with five aliens aboard crashed in a sheep and cattle ranch just outside Roswell, New Mexico. This is a well known incident that many say has long been covered up by the US Air Force and the federal government. However, you may NOT know that in the Month of March 1948, exactly nine months after that historic day, Albert Arnold Gore, Jr.; Hillary Rodham; John F. Kerry; William Jefferson Clinton; Howard Dean; Nancy Pelosi; Dianne Feinstein; Charles E. Schumer; and Barbara Boxer were born. That piece of...
  • A Michigan professor sent an e-mail telling Muslim students to leave the country

    09/05/2006 5:41:09 AM PDT · by concretebob · 107 replies · 4,315+ views
    email | Indrek Wichman
    This is true Professor Wichman E-mail Claim: A Michigan professor sent an e-mail telling Muslim students to leave the country Status: True. Professor Wichman E-mail Hooray for Michigan State University (The Spartans) and Professor Wichman! Well, what do we have here. Looks like a small case of some people being able to dish it out, but not take it. Let's start at the top. The story begins at Michigan State University with a mechanical engineering professor named Indrek Wichman. Wichman sent an e-mail to the Muslim Student's Association. The e-mail was in response to the students' protest of the Danish...
  • Beauty queens gather for Miss World contest (pictures)

    09/03/2006 1:22:20 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 40 replies · 4,574+ views
    newkerala ^ | Sep 2
    Warsaw, Sep 2 : Pageant contestants from around the globe gathered here for the Miss World 2006 contest, organisers said Saturday. The beauty queens arrived in the Polish capital Friday for a month of pageantry across the country ahead of the final of the Miss World 2006 pageant contest scheduled for Sep 30. The highlights of the month-long tour will be the final, which will be staged at the Congress Hall of the Science and Culture Palace here. When Eric Morley founded Miss World in 1951, he might not have imagined that the pageant would one day attract a global...