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  • Vanity / Poll: Changing Free Republic Handle

    06/05/2013 7:46:10 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 90 replies
    6/3/13 | self
    This topic comes up occassionally, but now is as good a time as any to bring it up again. I often wonder whether changing your handle on FR matters. I believe in the current environment that changing your handle is about as safe, sound, and secure as changing your password in certain instances. I also know how well changing a username corrupts the database both for boon and bane. - WOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR USER NAME? YES or NO
  • Will We All Soon Have 'Handles' Online?

    12/04/2011 3:21:05 PM PST · by Dysart · 22 replies
    PC World/Computerworld ^ | 12-4-2011 | Matt Hamblen
    Forget phone numbers and e-mail addresses. The era of the Internet handle is emerging.Instead of having to remember a phone number or an e-mail address, in a few short years we might simply find somebody remotely over the Internet via his or her handle, another word for an Internet nickname. It would be similar to the way handles are used in instant messaging or Skype, except that the handle would apply to all modes of getting in touch, including a phone number or e-mail address (or several of each). In my case, my Skype handle, "MattaboyBoston," could become the way...
  • Police allow children to handle guns at Santa Rosa festival (Epic Barf)

    08/16/2011 7:00:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Press DemocRAT ^ | 8/15/11 | KEVIN McCALLUM
    Young children attending a festival in Santa Rosa's South Park neighborhood Saturday were allowed to handle weapons used by the city's SWAT team, causing some to question the appropriateness of such a display at a family event promoting safe communities. Photos taken at the event show a Santa Rosa police officer talking with a group of youths as a young boy holds a fully-automatic assault rifle while looking through its sniper scope. Another shows a boy perhaps as young as 5 years old grabbing the grip of a riot gun on a table covered with gear beside the city's SWAT...
  • Barack Obama Can’t Handle the Truth

    10/18/2010 5:45:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 10/18/10 | Peter Wehner
    In the well-known line from the movie A Few Good Men, Jack Nicholson tells Tom Cruise, “You can’t handle the truth!” It appears as if President Obama is finding himself in a similar predicament. I base this conclusion on the president’s comments at a fundraising event on Saturday in West Newton, Massachusetts, where he said this: Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared
  • Can health providers handle influx of newly insured?

    03/23/2010 9:10:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 416+ views
    SacBee ^ | 3/23/10 | Bobby Caina Calvan
    On the morning after Sunday's vote to revamp the health care system, Bob Caulk contemplated the enormous task of extending health care coverage to the nation's millions of uninsured. Caulk, chief executive officer of The Effort, spoke enthusiastically about expanding his nonprofit chain of clinics, based in midtown Sacramento, into more places. "We're going to be ready, and other clinics are trying to gear up," Caulk said. "The question is: Where are you going to put all these people in a system that's not yet designed to accommodate them?"
  • Voice of Gov. Romney's handler audible at one point during last night's debate

    01/25/2008 6:25:38 AM PST · by ToryNotion · 52 replies · 55+ views
    Tex McRae
    « Did Ron Paul Win the Debate? | LRC Blog | LRC Home | Ron Paul gets least speaking time in debate » January 24, 2008 Strange moment in the debatePosted by Tex MacRae at January 24, 2008 11:08 PM This is going around the internet. Listen to the audible voice cluing Romney in when he didn't know the answer to the Reagan question. MSNBC's First Read blog put up a post about it and then took it down. Reddit • Digg this • Stumble It • Shout It • Save to del.icio.us • Discuss on Newsvine
  • Pace Says Military Stretched but Able to Handle Any Threat

    03/21/2007 4:41:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 134+ views
    TOKYO, March 21, 2007 – The U.S. military is stretched, but it is able to do all missions the country asks of it, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, ceremonially reviews Japanese soldiers while visiting the Japanese Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, March 21. Photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Marine Gen. Peter Pace said during a news roundtable with Japanese reporters that actions in Iraq and Afghanistan have stretched the U.S. military, but there...
  • What's in a Screenname: Why I chose 'Silly' as my handle [blatant late-night (but sober) vanity]

    11/12/2006 12:15:30 AM PST · by Silly · 72 replies · 3,236+ views
    November 12, 2006 | Silly
    Everybody asks me about my handle, "Silly." Okay, no one asks me, but since I'm posting again on FR after about being absent since 2002, I thought I'd formally say hello to everyone again, and this was the best way I could think to do so. Years and years ago, when I first began posting on the Internet, including FR, CNN, and other boards, I was a bit, well, let's say, unaware of the effect my strange sense of humor had on others. Of course I knew it was over the top and harmless, but I just couldn't understand why...
  • Two refuelers, one squadron can handle any situation

    07/19/2006 4:36:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 247+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Senior Airman Brian Ferguson
    /19/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- The only Air Force squadron that consists of both the KC-10 Extender and the KC-135 Stratotanker is supporting operations throughout Southwest Asia. "We have one-third of the air refueling assets as far as the aircraft and the crews go, but we provide almost 50 percent of air refueling in the area of responsibility," said Lt. Col. Kurt Meidel, 908th Air Refueling Squadron commander. The squadron supports operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, and on occasion the Horn of Africa. "You can't compare the two aircraft because both have their good qualities and their bad...
  • CA: Panel proposed to handle global-warming plan (Climate Action Board "to the rescue"?)

    07/19/2006 9:17:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 319+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/19/06 | Michael Gardiner - CNS
    SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed a powerful, centralized authority under his direct control that would be charged with implementing one of the nation's most far-reaching initiatives to curb global warming. In a key overture to wary industries, Schwarzenegger's hand-picked Climate Action Board also would have the authority to delay a proposed deadline for reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions if state regulations prove too onerous for businesses. Schwarzenegger has submitted his plan to various interests negotiating legislation that would map California's route toward a gradual rollback of greenhouse gases to 1990 levels by 2020, a potential 25 percent reduction. “It's...
  • Airmen Handle Missions Big and Small in Afghanistan

    07/12/2006 6:21:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 318+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Master Sgt. Orville F. Desjarlais Jr.
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, July 12, 2006 – Air Force Tech. Sgt. William Long likes a challenge. But a couple weeks ago, one challenge seemed insurmountable. Air Force officials had notified an airman deployed to a remote forward operating base that his wife was gravely ill. The Air Force placed him on emergency leave, then tried to figure a way to get him from the Afghan frontier to the United States. As a controller in the Air Terminal Operations Center here, Long decided to tackle the problem. Long, deployed from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., found an Army helicopter...
  • How to handle unruly children -- spank or don't spank?

    05/06/2006 9:31:24 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 142 replies · 3,851+ views
    email | 5 6 06 | email
    (a psychological conundrum) Most of America's populace think it improper to spank children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have one of "those moments." One that I found effective is for me to just take the child for a car ride and talk. They usually calm down and stop misbehaving after our car ride together. I've included a photo below of one of my sessions with my son, in case you would like to use the technique. Sincerely, A Friend SCROLL DOWN
  • Approval of Bush's Handling of Iraq Drops

    08/05/2005 2:34:50 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 32 replies · 955+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | By WILL LESTER, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - Americans' approval of President Bush's handling of Iraq is at its lowest level yet, according to an AP-Ipsos poll that also found fewer than half now think he's honest. A solid majority still see Bush as a strong and likable leader, though the president's confidence is seen as arrogance by a growing number. Approval of Bush's handling of Iraq, which had been hovering in the low- to mid-40s most of the year, dipped to 38 percent. Midwesterners and young women and men with a high school education or less were most likely to abandon Bush on his handling...
  • CA: New group to handle water issues (D-Kuehl to head group)

    11/17/2004 9:50:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 220+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/17/04 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate's incoming leader has placed water issues under one of California's most outspoken environmentalists. Don Perata, the Democratic president-elect of the Senate, announced that water legislation will now be handled by a committee chaired by Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica. "That's a big change," said Kern County Water Agency manager Tom Clark. The move delighted environmentalists and dismayed many farmers and water officials. The two groups have battled each other over water supplies for decades. However, Clark said it doesn't worry him. "We've worked well with Senator Kuehl in the past," Clark said. He noted that...