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  • Be creative and design a Trump bumper sticker. (Vanity)

    05/22/2016 5:52:06 AM PDT · by central_va · 78 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 5/22/16 | central_va
    I'll bet the more creative Freepers among us could come up with some really cleaver slogans/bumper stickers to help Trump's campaign.
  • 1924 Republican Platform (Very protectionist)

    03/21/2016 4:49:18 AM PDT · by central_va · 43 replies
    patriotpost ^ | 1924 | Sane Republicans
    The Tariff We reaffirm our belief in the protective tariff to extend needed protection to our productive industries. We believe in protection as a national policy, with due and equal regard to all sections and to all classes. It is only by adherence to such a policy that the well being of the consumers can be safeguarded that there can be assured to American agriculture, to American labor and to American manufacturers a return to perpetrate American standards of life. A protective tariff is designed to support the high American economic level of life for the average family and to...
  • AlphaGo Computer wins a close one to wrap up battle of man vs. machine

    03/15/2016 1:44:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    C/NET ^ | 03/15/2016 | Lance Whitney
    It was an intense competition between man and machine, and in the end, the machine took home the title. On Tuesday, Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence program won the fifth and final round game of Go in a bout with Lee Sedol, one of the greatest Go players in the world. AlphaGo took four out of the five games in a contest that marked a noteworthy leap forward for computer smarts. That's not to say the computer was perfect. After losing the fourth game, AlphaGo hit a rough patch in game five, but continued on to defeat Lee, who resigned 280...
  • Google’s AI Masters the Game of Go a Decade Earlier Than Expected

    01/27/2016 5:45:02 PM PST · by mrsmith · 37 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | January 27, 2016 | Will Knight
    "Google has taken a brilliant and unexpected step toward building an AI with more humanlike intuition, developing a computer capable of beating even expert human players at the fiendishly complicated board game Go... Their computer program, called AlphaGo, beat the European Go champion, Fan Hui, five games to zero... Two deep-learning networks were used in AlphaGo: one network learned to predict the next move, and the other learned to predict the outcome from different arrangements on the board. The two networks were combined using a more conventional AI algorithm to look ahead in the game for possible moves. A scientific...
  • CNN Anti Gun Op Ed Calls For MARTIAL LAW, Obama To Go Full Dictator

    01/10/2016 10:36:33 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 99 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7JAN2016 | Aleister
    Elliot Fineman, of the National Gun Victims Action Council, has penned an op ed on calling for Obama to declare a "National State of Emergency for the Gun Violence Epidemic." He says this needs to "include universal REAL backgrounds checks, suspending the gun industry's immunity from lawsuits, monitoring ammunition sales and banning those on the terror watch list from buying guns." Fineman goes on to say: It is clear why a National State of Emergency scares the gun lobby and pro-gun lawmakers - it would neutralize them. My organization is encouraging a petition. As we tune in to CNN's...
  • GOP Chairman Defends FOX News and Megyn Kelly – Approves Anti-Trump Moderator

    08/12/2015 5:59:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/11/15 | Jim Hoft
    It looks like the GOP elites are absolutely intent on running Trump out of the race so they can control “the process.” The Party now determines who should be eligible to run and who meets their approval. Cruz’s “Washington Cartel” analogy was right! Last week GOP leader Reince Priebus defended Megyn Kelly and FOX News after the controversial debate where they planned zingers for the Republican candidates. This week he approved Hugh Hewitt, who has frequently spoken out against the GOP front-runner Donald Trump, to be debate moderator at the next Republican debate.
  • Rep. candidate: They're raping us! Dem. candidate: Pretend you like it so they vote Democrat!

    07/01/2015 8:22:43 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 3 replies
    1-7-2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    A Republican candidate: They're raping us! A Democrat candidate: Pretend you like it so they vote Democrat!
  • FReep You JOHN BOEHNER!!!!!!!!!!! (FUJB)

    12/11/2014 7:37:11 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 84 replies ^ | December 11, 2014 | CivilWarBrewing
    I think I speak for the VAST MAJORITY of those who voted Republican in the midterm election when I say F*** Y** John Boehner! This SOB IGNORED THE MANDATE OF THE MIDTERM ELECTION, thus back-stabbing all of us by spearheading passage and funding of amnesty and Obamacare. Save to mention he has just committed suicide of the Republican party! Job ONE of next year's newly seated members of the House is to REPEAL AND REPLACE JOHN BOEHNER AS SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE!!!! May you ROT in hell for what you have just done to the Republican party, Speaker Boehner!
  • Is it now time to go Galt?

    12/01/2012 5:52:49 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 62 replies
    Tea Party Nation. ^ | 12/1/12 | Judson Phillips
    Going Galt has a nice ring to it. Most people do not know what going Galt really means. Like so many expressions we have today, it can mean any number of things. How about a going Galt strategy that will generate results? What does going Galt mean and how would the strategy work? Going Galt is generally meant that those of us who are producers in society simply refuse to produce any more. Without producers, the economy will collapse. After all, without the producers, who is going to make what the takers want? Going Galt is actually something the left...
  • DeMint: Geithner must go

    08/07/2011 7:46:25 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 31 replies ^ | 08/05/11 10:39 PM ET | Peter Schroeder
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) responded to the nation's downgrade at the hands of Standard & Poor's by calling for the resignation of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Saying "enough is enough," the Tea Party favorite pressured President Obama to remove his top economic official and adopt a new perspective. "The President should demand that Secretary Geithner resign and immediately replace him with someone who will help Washington focus on balancing our budget and allowing the private sector to create jobs," he said in a statement. "For months he opposed all efforts to reduce the debt in return for a debt ceiling...
  • Donald Trump Responds (Slams NYT Columnist Gail Collins)

    04/09/2011 2:31:20 AM PDT · by quesney · 270 replies
    Re “Donald Trump Gets Weirder,” by Gail Collins (column, April 2): Even before Gail Collins was with the New York Times, she has written nasty and derogatory articles about me. Actually, I have great respect for Ms. Collins in that she has survived so long with so little talent. Her storytelling ability and word usage (coming from me, who has written many bestsellers) is not at a high level. More importantly, her facts are wrong! ...I don't need Ms. Collins's advice. There is a large segment of our society who believe Barack Obama, indeed, was not born in the United...
  • Obama’s Radical “Go To” Man Moves to the DNC

    01/25/2011 12:53:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    emerging corruptions ^ | 1/24/11 | Trevor Loudon
    In a move clearly signaling that planning for the 2012 Presidential election is underway, President Barack Obama’s “go to” man Patrick Gaspard is leaving the White House to serve as Executive director of the Democratic National Committee. In a January 20 email to the Democratic Party faithful, D.N.C. chairman Tim Kaine wrote of Gaspard; Patrick Gaspard is a great person. He is a key Assistant to President Obama, having served as the Political Director of the White House for the last two years and before that as Political Director to President Obama’s campaign. He understands the importance of grassroots politics...
  • Kagan documents to go online

    06/04/2010 10:08:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 562+ views
    the hill ^ | 6/4/10 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    The National Archives has announced that about 46,500 pages of documents from Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s four years of service in the Clinton White House will go online at 1 p.m. E.T. Friday, providing a fresh trove of information for Kagan’s supporters and opponents to pore through in search of ammunition for her confirmation hearings set to start later this month. White House counsel Bob Bauer indicated in a letter last month that Kagan’s work as a lawyer and policy adviser for President Bill Clinton generated about 160,000 pages of material, including 80,000 pages of paper documents and 79,000...
  • Kagan and Obama Go Way Back

    05/10/2010 9:45:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 355+ views
    nbc chicago ^ | 5/10/10 | ANDREW GREINER
    If Elena Kagan had her way, Barack Obama might never have become president. The current Solicitor General and soon-to-be Supreme Court Justice tried her best to woo Obama to a life in academia when the two worked at the University of Chicago, according to MSNBC's First Read. Kagan joined the staff there in 1991 and won tenure in 1995. Obama was a part-time lecturer there between 1992 and 2004, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate, but according to reports she tried to convice him to pursue a tenure track.
  • Voters: 'Stimulus' is a joke and Obama needs to go

    02/17/2010 8:11:47 AM PST · by aquapub · 32 replies · 1,335+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 2-17-10 | Robert Moon
    Two new polls have come out confirming that the American people are overwhelmingly rejecting Obama's porkulus (union payoff) scam and want him removed from office as soon as possible...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-11-10 (DUmmies Are GO!)

    01/11/2010 3:01:45 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 55 replies · 1,904+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 11, 2010 | William Rivers Pitt, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    When I was a kid, one of my favorite TV shows was the "Thunderbirds," a "Supermarionation" series about the Tracy family and their International Rescue team. There would be trouble somewhere in the world, and, from their secret island base, the IR crew would fire up their jets and rush to the rescue. "Thunderbirds Are GO!" That picture came to my mind when I read this THREAD from Pied Piper Pitt, in which he issues the "Go" order to his DU crew. "DUmmies Are GO!" I think Pitt fancies himself as Jeff Tracy or Scott Tracy, or maybe as...
  • Google’s Go: A New Programming Language That’s Python Meets C++

    11/12/2009 9:24:25 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 691+ views
    Tech Crunch ^ | November 10, 2009 | Jason Kincaid
    Big news for developers out there: Google has just announced the release of a new, open sourced programming language called Go. The company says that Go is experimental, and that it combines the performance and security benefits associated with using a compiled language like C++ with the speed of a dynamic language like Python. GoÂ’s official mascot is Gordon the gopher, seen here. HereÂ’s how Google describes Go in its blog post: Go attempts to combine the development speed of working in a dynamic language like Python with the performance and safety of a compiled language like C or C++....
  • Goldstone Won't Go Away: 'Israel Acting Cowardly'

    09/29/2009 10:37:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 326+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 9/29/09 | Hillel Fendel
    ( UN investigator Richard Goldstone, who authored a recent report essentially equating the “war crimes” of Israel and Hamas, now says that Israel’s self-investigation has been cowardly. Goldstone spoke on Tuesday at the UN Human Rights Council - “a misnamed institution if there ever was one,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly last week in an internationally-acclaimed speech. Netanyahu decried the Human Rights Council's lack of response to the thousands of Hamas-fired rockets at Israel over the course of eight years.
  • U.S. assertion of China military threat "groundless, irresponsible": spokesman

    09/18/2009 3:35:27 PM PDT · by Flavius · 2 replies · 308+ views ^ | 9/18/09 | china
    The recent U.S. comments that China poses a military threat to itself is "totally groundless and irresponsible", Spokesman with China's Ministry of National Defense Hu Changming said Thursday.
  • Pigskin pickins: College football season begins tonight!

    09/03/2009 12:24:58 PM PDT · by meandog · 33 replies · 1,697+ views
    ESPN ^ | 3.9.01
    It's week No. 1 in NCAA football. Tonight the S.C. Gamecocks of the SEC go against the N.C. Wolfpack of the ACC and No. 19 Boise State of the WAC takes on the No. 16 Oregon Ducks of the Pac-10.
  • Feds go hog wild promoting swine-flu shots

    08/26/2009 11:30:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 1,523+ views
    WND ^ | 8/27/09 | Chelsea Schilling
    With plush swine-flu toys stocked on its gift-shop shelves, citizens earning $50 to attend forums on the virus and an additional $50 for those willing to take a vaccine, it's a $16 million swine-flu shot bonanza hosted by the federal Center for Disease Control.
  • Here We Go Again (Obama Tax-evading appointee..)

    02/09/2009 8:43:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies · 2,740+ views
    Commentary ^ | 2/9/09 | J.G. Thayer
    Amazing. Yet another Obama appointee apparently has tax problems. Pardon me, usher, but I think I’ve seen this movie before. This time it’s White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. It appears that the former congressman found a handy way to save money. Most members of Congress find themselves having to support two households — one in their home district, and one in or around DC. Some members, in the past, have ended up sharing apartments or town houses. Emanuel took that one step further: he moved into the home of his colleague, Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), staying there for five...
  • Market for Day Laborers Sours With the Economy

    10/19/2008 1:09:13 PM PDT · by nj26 · 15 replies · 611+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 19, 2008 | KIRK SEMPLE
    More than 50 day laborers stood, bored, anxious and mostly silent, in the sun-blasted parking lot of a Home Depot here last week, tracking the ebb and flow of customers and hoping for work. The hours crawled by. Six, maybe seven men scored jobs. The rest just waited... Two years ago, when the economy was booming and home-building was thriving, many of these same laborers were working every day. Now, they are lucky if they work twice a week, many of them say. Their lives have become a test of wits, patience and hope. Simple lives have become simpler. The...
  • Los Gatos Go Player Heads to Beijing (Louis Abronson plays for U. S. Go Team)

    10/07/2008 1:39:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 358+ views
    Los Gatos Observer ^ | 10/06/08 | Alastair Dallas
    The ancient game of "Go" is well known as easy to learn and difficult to master. Louis Abronson of Los Gatos is one of 22 players traveling to Beijing, China to represent the American Go Association in the first World Mind Sports Games, October 3rd through 18th. Go is one of several Mind Sports, which include chess, bridge, checkers, and xiangqi (Chinese chess). Abronson, like the other players, earned the right to compete in Beijing by winning a series of qualifying tournaments. "International Go is dominated by the Asian giants--China, Japan and Korea--and they will each be sending their best,"...
  • Authority for Authority's Sake

    03/19/2007 6:59:59 AM PDT · by local3 · 1 replies · 158+ views
    Baltimore Examiner ^ | March 19,2007 | George Liebmann
    George W. Liebmann: Authority for authority’s sake BALTIMORE - The Bush Justice Department must shock those accustomed to think of the Republican Party as the party of limited government. Republican attorneys general like Edward Levi and Edwin Meese articulately warned against overexpanded federal criminal jurisdiction. Even Nixon’s John Mitchell sought to limit the more exuberant proposals of a “reform” commission appointed by Lyndon Johnson. The Bush administration, like that of Clinton before it, has exploited terrorist acts in Oklahoma City and New York to enact dozens of new federal capital offenses. Attempts to control state units of the National Guard...
  • For Jiff Jaffa farmers, democracy and fertilizer go hand in hand

    09/13/2006 7:29:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 276+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Cpl. Michael Molinaro
    A resident of Jiff Jaffa casts his vote during the Agricultural Union elections on Sunday. Department of Defense photo by Army Cpl. Michael Molinaro, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. FOB KALSU -- Mimicking other recent success stories in Babil province, on Sunday farmers from the city of Jiff Jaffa held elections for their Agricultural Union board at a primary school in town. The election comes as a further demonstration of the concepts of democratic governance taking root around the country, this time with a commercial twist. Seven members were elected to lead the union into the future and help farmers...
  • Crist worries conservatives

    08/11/2006 11:24:18 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 406 replies · 4,397+ views
    Tribune ^ | 11 August 2006 | Joe Follick
    TALLAHASSEE -- Republican Tom Gallagher is betting his political life on an appeal to Christian and social conservatives. And at least one of his supporters in those groups say their own future is at stake in Gallagher's quest to be governor. Gallagher has earned the endorsement of Florida Right to Life, as well as vocal support of most social conservative leaders in the state. His goal: Win the hearts of Republicans most likely to get out and vote on Sept. 5.
  • Britons Go Bust At rate Of One Per Minute

    08/04/2006 6:01:48 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 765+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-5-2006 | Edmund Conway
    Britons go bust at rate of one per minute By Edmund Conway, Economics Editor (Filed: 05/08/2006) One person is falling victim to insolvency every minute of the working day and home repossession applications show the biggest rise since the early 1990s housing crash. Many are finding it impossible to pay record gas and electricity bills The Government figures issued yesterday, 24 hours after the Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in two years, show that more and more families are being caught up in the ballooning debt crisis. Experts said that many families were finding it...
  • More Troops Will Go To Afghanistan (UK)

    07/06/2006 7:14:29 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 217+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-7-2006 | Neil Tweedie
    More troops will go to Afghanistan By Neil Tweedie (Filed: 07/07/2006) Britain is to reinforce its military contingent in southern Afghanistan following the deaths of six troops in clashes with the Taliban and other armed groups over the last month. Des Browne, the Defence Secretary, said he was considering what reinforcements to send as a "matter of urgency" after being advised that they were necessary following fierce fighting in the lawless province of Helmand, a centre of resurgent Taliban activity. Pte Damien Jackson The announcement will increase concern that the Government is succumbing to "mission creep" as it seeks to...
  • German suspected of murdering woman with sausage

    06/09/2006 2:16:10 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 90 replies · 1,829+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6-9-06 | reuters
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German police have arrested a man on suspicion of murdering a woman with a Bockwurst sausage. Prosecutors and police said the 50-year-old was arrested after the discovery of a woman's body in an apartment in Zwickau, eastern Germany. They said she had choked on a Bockwurst, which is a popular large German sausage. The prosecutors said the man had given a patchy account of events, acknowledging that he may have "administered" a Bockwurst to the woman. They are now working to establish exactly what happened in the run up to her death.
  • New Outbreak As Polio Refuses To Go Quietly

    06/07/2006 4:42:49 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 257+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-6-2006 | Linda Gedes
    New outbreak as polio refuses to go quietly 17:44 07 June 2006 news service Linda Geddes Namibia is suffering its first polio outbreak in more than a decade, setting back hopes that the disease might be eradicated from the world by the end of 2006. Three human cases of wild polio virus have been confirmed in Namibia so far, while a further 33 cases - including six deaths - are currently being investigated, say officials from the World Health Organization. The last recorded case of the disease in the country was in 1996. The Namibian outbreak is the latest...
  • Rumsfeld: U.S. Must Go 'All the Way' to Counter Terrorism

    03/23/2006 5:46:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 346+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 23, 2006 – The only way to prevail in the war against violent extremists is "if we are in it all the way," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told Pentagon reporters today. "We can, we must and we will see it through to completion," he said. Rumsfeld borrowed a quote from Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who, two days after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, acknowledged that all Americans were in World War II together. "We are in it all the way," Roosevelt said. "We must share together the bad news and the good news, the defeats and the victories, the...
  • America Supports You: Former Soldier Helps the Show Go On

    02/28/2006 3:33:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 170+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    ATLANTA, Feb. 28, 2006 – Today, Jason Gibson's days are filled with clowns, tigers and elephants, and it suits him just fine. Jason Gibson, production manager for Ringling's Red Unit and a former soldier, (left) goes over last-minute details with Andre McClain before the show begins Feb. 10 in Atlanta. McClain hosts the All-Access Preshow, where ticket holders are invited to get a ringside seat to a miniversion of some acts. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "Every day, I sit in the seats (and) I watch the show ... and just the reaction...
  • A Principled Stand On Alito (The DLC opposes a filibuster)

    01/29/2006 2:27:33 PM PST · by Pukin Dog · 102 replies · 2,565+ views
    I’ve spent no time on Free Republic today, because I’ve been monitoring my favorite nut-job sites to see whether or not they were actually going to go ahead with their incredibly stupid plans to attempt a filibuster against the Senate Confirmation of Judge Alito. I’m telling you folks, if you ever wanted to see Liberal madness in action, just pop on over to one of these Democrat web sites. But I warn you, please do so before eating if you don’t want to risk tossing your cookies. What you will join me in witnessing, is the inward implosion of the...
  • Iran 'Could Go Nuclear In Three Years'

    01/15/2006 6:13:40 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 642+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-16-2006 | Con Coughlin
    Iran 'could go nuclear within three years' By Con Coughlin, Defence and Security Editor (Filed: 16/01/2006) Iranian scientists are expected to start work this week on the highly technical task of enriching tons of uranium to a level where it could be used in the production of atomic weapons, say the latest reports received by western intelligence agencies. The work is to be undertaken at the top-secret Natanz uranium enrichment facility 90 miles north-east of the capital, Teheran. The very existence of the plant was concealed from the outside world until two years ago, when an Iranian exile group produced...
  • Go, Go Johnny Go - But To Belgium? (French Emigrating)

    01/14/2006 7:11:01 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 530+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-15-2006 | Kim Willsher - Justin Stares
    Go, go Johnny go - but to Belgium? Kim Willsher in Paris and Justin Stares in Brussels (Filed: 15/01/2006) Disbelieving French fans have accused the country's ageing national pop icon, , of betrayal following the revelation that he has applied to become a Belgian. News that the 62-year-old singer known as the "French Elvis" is seeking to become a citizen of France's small neighbour has been greeted with widespread astonishment. Bad enough that Hallyday should consider turning his back on the country which has taken him to its heart - much worse that he should turn instead to the nation...
  • Asylum Seekers Are Offered £2,000 Cash To Go Home (UK)

    01/12/2006 6:51:03 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 313+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-13-2006 | John Steele
    Asylum seekers are offered £2,000 cash to go home By John Steele (Filed: 13/01/2006) Thousands of asylum seekers are to be offered millions of pounds in cash to return to their home countries under a scheme announced yesterday by the Home Office. The Government expects to spend about £6 million over six months encouraging around 3,000 refugees, who have been refused permission to stay or are awaiting decisions, to return home. As an incentive, they will be offered up to £2,000 cash and a further £1,000 worth of help "in kind" for reintegration, to fund education or training. A pilot...
  • When Teachers Go to Heaven

    01/11/2006 5:09:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 1,073+ views
    email | Jan 11, 2005
    A teacher dies and goes to Heaven. When she gets there she meets Peter at the pearly white gates. Peter says to her, "Welcome to Heaven. Let me give you an orientation first." So, Peter takes her to some beautiful mansions. The teacher asks, "Who lives here in these beautiful houses?" "These are for doctors. They did a lot of good on Earth so they get a nice mansion," replied Peter. Peter takes the teacher to some more mansions. These were more magnificent than the first. "Wow, who lives here?" " These mansions are for social workers. They did a...
  • Iraqis Go to the Polls; Security Provides Confidence

    12/15/2005 3:25:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 173+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 15, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    RUSAFA, Iraq, Dec. 15, 2005 – "All the time and money you have spent training the Iraqi army, you harvest it today," Iraqi Army Maj. Gen. Mobdir Hatim Hothya al-Delemy told 3rd Infantry Division Commander Army Maj. Gen. William Webster following a tour of polling places today. Initial indications in and around Baghdad were that more Iraqis were voting than during the constitutional referendum, and the level of violence appeared to be low, officials said. Army Col. Joseph P. Di Salvo, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, said more Iraqis were going to their polling places...
  • 4-year scandal of the 9/11 billions (Where did the money go?)

    12/04/2005 6:40:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies · 1,470+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/03/04
    4-year scandal of the 9/11 billions How massive fed aid got eaten by waste & lax rules This series was reported and written by the Daily News Investigative Team: RUSS BUETTNER, HEIDI EVANS, ROBERT GEARTY, BRIAN KATES, GREG B. SMITH and Assistant Managing Editor RICHARD T. PIENCIAK President Bush stands with Firefighter Bob Beckwith at Ground Zero on Sept. 14, 2001, the day after promising massive aid to the city. No science behind number Just two days after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, with the nation still in deep collective shock, President Bush met in the Oval...
  • Overreaching ... 11-01-05 ... the political tide in DC began to turn.

    11/01/2005 7:41:34 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 47 replies · 2,664+ views ^ | Wednesday November 2, 2005
    * Yesterday Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid demanded that the Senate go into closed session to demand a report to follow up on a 2004 Senate Intelligence Committee investigation on what the CIA knew or didn't know in the run-up to the Iraq war. * Invoking Senate Rule 21 he forced a closed session of the US Senate to "demand, on behalf of the American people why these investigations aren't being conducted." * For the record Rule 21 reads: On a motion made and seconded to close the doors of the Senate, on the discussion of any business which may,...
  • Backstory: The push for war - Faulty intelligence in the run-up to invation (Here we go...)

    10/29/2005 6:54:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies · 858+ views
    NY Newsday ^ | 10/29/05 | CRAIG GORDON
    INDICTMENT THE HISTORY: ANALYSIS Backstory: The push for war Faulty intelligence in the run-up to invation BY CRAIG GORDON WASHINGTON BUREAU October 29, 2005 WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush's administration did all it could Friday to close the book on I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Don't have any contact with Libby about his indictment, staffers were warned. His security clearance - gone. And no goodbye meeting with the president. Libby "has left the White House, and I do not expect him to return," spokesman Scott McClellan said. If only it were that easy. Far from a clean end to the...
  • The Questions That Won't Go Away For Condi Rice

    10/23/2005 5:55:49 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 700+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-24-2005 | Alec Russell
    The questions that won't go away for Condi Rice By Alec Russell in Birmingham, Alabama (Filed: 24/10/2005) Condoleezza Rice, the ultra-poised American secretary of state, has persistently said that she has no intention of running for the White House and that she expects people to believe her. All weekend, as she roamed her home state of Alabama with her guest Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, she fended off questions about her future. When a girl asked the question on a visit to her old school she looked weary before flashing her famous smile and saying: "I don't want to run...
  • Pro-Bush Crowd Tells Peace Mom To 'Go Home!'

    08/28/2005 1:09:11 AM PDT · by HonkyTonkMan · 20 replies · 1,498+ views
    local6 ^ | August 27, 2005 | ap
    CRAWFORD, Texas -- Thousands of people descended on President George W. Bush's adopted hometown Saturday to attend rallies either supporting Bush or peace activist Cindy Sheehan. A pro-Bush rally was the culmination of the "You don't speak for me, Cindy!" tour, which started last week in California in response to Sheehan's protest that started Aug. 6 near Bush's ranch. Several times the crowd of about 1,500 chanted, "Cindy, go home!" Meanwhile, busloads of war protesters gathered several miles away at "Camp Casey," named for Sheehan's 24-year-old son who died in Iraq last year. Organizers estimated the crowd at more than...
  • Thought Police Go Overboard

    05/19/2005 6:47:47 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 606+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-20-2005 | Richard Savill
    Thought police go overboard By Richard Savill (Filed: 20/05/2005) The phrase "shipshape and Bristol fashion" should not be used because it is deemed to be politically incorrect, a group of councillors has been told. A training firm told them that the phrase originated from the slave trade and described black people being ready for sale. However Gerry Brooke, a Bristol historian, who edits a supplement in the city's Evening Post newspaper, said it derived from the good reputation Bristol had for constructing ships. Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable agrees: "The expression derives from the port of Bristol's reputation for...
  • Republicans to Go on Offensive Over Judges

    04/15/2005 1:32:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies · 1,182+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/15/05 | JESSE J. HOLLAND
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  • A liberal - To the Republican community. Should we leave? [too DUmb to ZOT]

    02/13/2005 2:00:25 AM PST · by The_Liberal Person · 403 replies · 6,379+ views
    A liberal - To the Republican community. 1. What are your goals as Republicans? 2. Is your goal to make Liberals to leave America? 3. If you want us to stay, when does this country go too far to the right? 4. If you want us to leave, will the US government pay for our plane tickets?
  • In your opinion, Should Donald Rumsfeld Go or Stay? (Vanity)

    12/20/2004 4:37:21 AM PST · by crushelits · 40 replies · 556+ views
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  • For Some, the Race Remains Far From Over (many Ohio RATS won't let it go)

    12/12/2004 6:00:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies · 1,787+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/12/04 | Sam Howe Verhovek
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    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
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