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  • Panel balks at removal of mercury fillings before cremations

    05/21/2005 7:24:29 AM PDT · by cp124 · 1 replies · 151+ views
    As Maine Goes ^ | 5/21/05 | cp124
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- A legislative committee has killed a bill aimed at removing mercury fillings from cadavers before they are cremated. Lawmakers expressed discomfort at the thought of owners of crematoriums and funeral homes being forced to pry teeth from the mouths of the dead. But supporters urged the Natural Resources Committee to look at the benefits of eliminating an in-state source of mercury pollution from the environment. The bill's sponsor, Sen. Scott Cowger, D-Hallowell, said Maine's five crematoriums emit about 40 pounds of toxic mercury each year. He suggested that the state require either the installation of costly...
  • OK DU...Pull up a chair, get the snacks and the drinks of your choice.

    03/24/2005 1:55:23 PM PST · by freedomson · 51 replies · 1,588+ views
    DU | March 24 2005 | DU thread
    I know I'm not supposed to do this but you just won't belive this thread.OK DU... Pull up a chair, get the snacks and drinks of your choice
  • Chertoff Vote Delayed Over FBI Memo Spat [Levin]

    02/10/2005 4:18:53 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 14 replies · 701+ views
    AP ^ | Thursday, February 10, 2005 | LARA JAKES JORDAN
    A Democratic senator is delaying the nomination of Michael Chertoff as Homeland Security secretary to protest the Justice Department's refusal to provide a secret FBI memo on terror suspect interrogations. Chertoff is still expected to win Senate approval when lawmakers vote on his nomination Tuesday. But Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., warned Thursday that the document denial thwarts congressional oversight. "We should make the point during this nomination that we're being denied a document that may relate to the nomination itself," said Levin, a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The memo _ and the ensuing delay _...
  • Outrage as Somali militia dig up Italian graves (ROP Alert!)

    01/22/2005 4:55:25 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 17 replies · 703+ views
    Reuters - AlertNet ^ | 1/22/05 | Mohamed Ali Bile
    MOGADISHU, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Somali militiamen, allied with Islamic clerics who rule by sharia law, have dug up hundreds of skeletons from an Italian colonial-era cemetery and thrown them in the trash, sparking anger in the Italian and Somali capitals. The motive for the mass exhumation by gunmen allied with the clerics who rule northern Mogadishu remained unclear on Friday. Witnesses said hundreds of corpses were dug up over the past five days and thrown away at a dump near Mogadishu's airport, which drew a strongly worded protest from Rome. "The profanation of a silent and historical place, sacred...
  • Drowning victims now being looted

    12/31/2004 3:37:23 PM PST · by wagglebee · 55 replies · 1,659+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/31/04 | WorldNetDaily
    While the world responds to calls for help in the wake of Asia's tsunami disaster, authorities say looting of victims is now taking place, with some accusations involving a rescue team. According to the Nation newspaper in Thailand, rescue workers, or people disguised as rescue workers, have been stealing from those who drowned, as well as area shops. Police in Phuket "have received complaints that a supposed rescue worker stole [$77,000 worth of jewelry] from a safe, while a man spotted another man trying to haul away his four-wheel-drive sports utility vehicle," the paper stated. The owner of Mother Gems...
  • ZOT! To the Good People of the World

    11/04/2004 3:16:06 PM PST · by liberty byrd · 145 replies · 3,230+ views
    A concerned citizen
    To all good people of countries other than the US- WE are now officially a rogue nation- please don’t blame the citizens of the US as we have been taken over by Nazis. Trust us, we are more frightened than you. There is no possible way that Bush is the most popular president ever. There is no way that he won this election. It is a lie, supported by fraudulent elections and corrupt government officials. There is no popular support for Bush, only Bush freepers on the net paid for by homeland security to convince other nations and naive US...
  • ZOT! Censorship on Freerepublic.com proves every point I made.

    11/04/2004 11:53:37 AM PST · by AndreINCA · 142 replies · 3,279+ views
    You all took turns laughing because I am an extreme left, but I laugh at you because you people proved me right. You delete remarks for no other reason but you don't like the thoughts expressed, (though mine was left for assument) inactivate my account, and preach free speech for all. My words weren't for the purpose of starting a war, only to say, "hey, what do you think about this?" I didn't get one intellgent arugment. Name calling yes, insults yes, nothing thought provoking. So you cane prove me right yet again, and delete this post and inactivate my...
  • You People Can Zot My Ass

    11/03/2004 3:10:27 PM PST · by Paul Schwinn · 324 replies · 7,480+ views
    The late Mr. Schwinn, knocked off his trike by a bolt of lightning.
    Exactly why are you retards happy that this Cokehead chimp is back? Do Conservatives like escalating budget deficits? I guess so. Do Conservatives like pointless wars initiated by lies? I guess so. You really must love outsourced jobs and a crappy economy. You are probably too stupid to realize how the country is now screwed. To hell with all of you.
  • ZOT! Don't support Bush, hear Osama Bin Laden out.

    11/03/2004 4:37:48 PM PST · by AndreSOCAL · 146 replies · 3,715+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | 11-03-2004 | Andre
    Following is the full English transcript of Usama bin Ladin's speech in a videotape sent to Aljazeera. In the interests of authenticity, the content of the transcript, which appeared as subtitles at the foot of the screen, has been left unedited. Praise be to Allah who created the creation for his worship and commanded them to be just and permitted the wronged one to retaliate against the oppressor in kind. To proceed: Peace be upon he who follows the guidance: People of America this talk of mine is for you and concerns the ideal way to prevent another Manhattan, and...
  • Global Warming [I believe. Zot! See, it just got another one!]

    11/03/2004 2:10:25 PM PST · by fred3 · 118 replies · 2,334+ views
    I was just wondering how many freepers believe in global warming? What do you think about it?
  • 'Texans for Truth' [Moveon.org 527] Ad Buy Challenges Bush on Texas National Guard Service

    09/08/2004 7:37:17 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 61 replies · 1,496+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9/8/04 | Marc Ambinder
    'Texans for Truth' is getting its turn at bat today, just in time for the 60 Minutet II interview with Former Texas Lt. Governor Ben Barnes tonight. 'Texans for Truth' is an arm of Drive Democracy, an Austin based group that got its initial funding from the liberal group Moveon.Org.The Moveon PAC and Moveon Voter Fund have spent about $7 million since March 1 on anti Bush TV ads.Drive Democracy is run by Glenn Smith who managed the unsuccessful 2002 Texas gubernatorial campaign of Democrat Tony Sanchez.Smith is a former managing director at the consulting firm Public Strategies, which employs...
  • Pray For The Korean. It's Now Sunset in Iraq. The Vermin Have Threatened to Kill Him.

    06/21/2004 9:23:24 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 175 replies · 608+ views
    www.chosun.com (Chosun Ilbo newspaper) ^ | 21 June 2004 | AmericanInTokyo
    It is 8:15 p.m. now, local, in Iraq. Sunset in Baghdad slated for 8:16 p.m. (12:16 p.m. Eastern Time Monday).The poor South Korean captive in Iraq, Mr. Kim, may well meet a terrible fate at this moment. Please pray that these radical Islamist uncivilized animals are overwhelmed somehow by Divine Force, or hopefully; by US Marines or special forces (who would also be a divine force in this case).Watching and waiting and hoping.......
  • UN Ambulance Caught Red-Handed

    05/17/2004 2:12:58 PM PDT · by SJackson · 44 replies · 1,308+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5-17-04
    Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz announced today (Sunday) that UNWRA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees) ambulances were used to steal and transport body parts of Israeli soldiers killed in last Wednesday’s bomb attack on the Philadelphi route in southern Gaza. The senior minister called upon UN Secretary-General Kofi Anan to address the disturbing phenomenon. At today’s cabinet meeting, Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said that the UN ambulance, which had also been used to transport terrorists, had been captured by security forces near the Philadelphi area. He said that only after intense diplomatic pressure did UNRWA announce that...
  • Bill Clinton (and Ted Kennedy) to Speak at Sen. Paul Simon's Funeral

    12/12/2003 6:39:54 AM PST · by mountaineer · 58 replies · 280+ views
    NBC5 ^ | Dec. 12, 2003 | AP
    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Bill Clinton heads a list of past and present government officials scheduled to speak at the funeral Sunday for former Sen. Paul Simon at Southern Illinois University. Clinton will deliver an address at the public funeral, as will Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, university spokeswoman Sue Davis said Thursday. The funeral is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the SIU Arena. Carbondale is about 100 miles southeast of St. Louis. Simon, 75, who had served as director of SIU's Public Policy Institute since retiring from the...
  • BUSH & BLAIR CHOKE ON THE FALLOUT FROM SEPTEMBER THE 11TH

    08/21/2003 10:26:11 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 46 replies · 413+ views
    BUSH & BLAIR CHOKE ON THE FALLOUT FROM SEPTEMBER THE 11TH   Press Release Dated 17th August 2003Almost two years on from September the 11th 2001 the world embraces itself for another anniversary. Many Muslims worldwide will be celebrating the comeuppance of the USA in what they see as retribution for the atrocities that the US has committed, and indeed continues to commit, against Muslims. Afghanistan and Iraq being the most recent examples. With 1000's of innocent Muslims still in captivity under barbaric conditions in Guantanamo bay, the US inquisition against Islam and Muslims shows no signs of subsiding....
  • The Compassion of the Left

    04/15/2003 1:45:24 PM PDT · by amused · 45 replies · 277+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/15/03 | Neil Boortz
    Seven months ago, in my very first column for WorldNetDaily, I told you why liberals find it so difficult to succeed at talk radio. I reviewed that column recently and saw that I failed to introduce you to a group of people called Democratic Talk Radio. Democratic Talk Radio consists of two stalwart Democrats, Stephen Crockett and Al Lawrence, who have launched a syndicated Democratic talk-radio show and who use their website to cajole followers to lobby radio stations on their behalf. Their website really is worth a visit. Log onto one of their message boards and make a comment...
  • AMA outraged over mandatory biker organ-donor bill

    02/03/2003 3:00:57 PM PST · by KneelBeforeZod · 55 replies · 729+ views
    AMA ^ | jan 30 2003 | AMA
    Jan. 30 – The AMA has expressed its outrage at a proposed law in New Mexico that could make some motorcyclists into forced organ donors. The proposal, introduced in the New Mexico Legislature by state Sen. Allen Hurt (R-Waterflow), would allow the harvesting of organs from any motorcyclist who doesn't wear a helmet and is declared brain dead as a result of an accident. Hurt's bill, designated Senate Bill 239, specifically states that: "a person operating a motorcycle without a helmet and who, as the result of an accident, is pronounced brain dead pursuant to Section 12-2-4 NMSA 1978 by...
  • 5 Hunted Men Linked to Fake Passport Ring

    12/31/2002 9:16:12 AM PST · by ewing · 35 replies · 311+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | December 31, 2002 | Greg Smith and Austin Fenner
    The 5 illegal aliens wanted for questioning by the FBI's counterterrorist squad may be connected to a forgery ring, officials said yesterday.The FBI still has no information that the men were connected to a terrorist activity, the officials emphasized.The FBI wants to question the men-believed to be Pakistani-in its probe of a group that makes false documents and passports.