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  • Police caught off guard by huge park gathering where 2 women were shot

    04/21/2014 12:14:12 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 23 replies
    DeKalb County Police say they were caught off-guard Sunday by the unsanctioned party at a public park that ended with two women being shot. “This came really as a surprise to us,” the county’s public safety chief Cedric Alexander told reporters on Monday. But Alexander vowed that they would be prepared in the future. “We’re going to monitor social media going forward so that we can try to get ahead of them as quickly as we can and intervene and try to make sure those illegal crowds do not converge upon a crowd and become a threat to anyone,” he...
  • Obama’s Iraq. The Affordable Care Act is an administration-defining failure.

    12/09/2013 11:42:58 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 9, 2013 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    In both cases, presidents undertook ambitious projects: to remake part of the world, or a huge portion of the economy, along the lines that our government wanted. Redesigning Iraq proved to be impossible, and reorganizing health care may prove impossible as well. It is at least proving to be very difficult. The anti-war movement warned that fighting in Iraq would produce blowback terrorism against American civilians and chemical-weapons deaths among American troops. What actually happened — the disintegration of the Iraqi state followed by America’s desperate attempt to pick up the pieces — did not feature heavily in the opposition’s...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Chief Justice Roberts Is A Genius

    06/28/2012 1:43:28 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 121 replies
    http://whitehouse12.com ^ | 6.28.12 | I.M. Citizen
    Before you look to do harm to Chief Justice Roberts or his family, it’s important that you think carefully about the meaning – the true nature — of his ruling on Obama-care. The Left will shout that they won, that Obama-care was upheld and all the rest. Let them. It will be a short-lived celebration. Here’s what really occurred — payback. Yes, payback for Obama’s numerous, ill-advised and childish insults directed toward SCOTUS. Chief Justice Roberts actually ruled the mandate, relative to the commerce clause, was unconstitutional. That’s how the Democrats got Obama-care going in the first place. This is...
  • Obama says multiple ways out of debt ceiling mess ("We're almost out of time.")

    07/29/2011 9:15:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 7/29/11 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says there are multiple ways to resolve the debt ceiling mess, but it has to be bipartisan and it has to happen fast. The president urged Democrats and Republicans in the Senate Friday to come together on a plan that can pass the House and that he can sign.
  • There's No End in Sight to Minn. Foreclosure Mess

    01/21/2011 10:22:26 AM PST · by Son House · 19 replies · 1+ views
    StarTribune ^ | January 20, 2011 | JENNIFER BJORHUS and JIM BUCHTA
    More than 70,000 Minnesota homeowners were behind on their mortgages and received pre-foreclosure notices last year, a warning that the housing market still faces serious hurdles in 2011. About 71,665 struggling homeowners got the notices in 2010, up 8 percent from 2009, according to the Minnesota Home Ownership Center, which released the numbers Thursday. The number of notices rose 3 percent in the Twin Cities metro area, but 15 percent elsewhere in Minnesota. The numbers suggest that despite glimmers of hope in the job market, the state could see more people lose homes this year than they did last year,...
  • One fine mess (Pittsburgh - never have so few worked so recklessly to shaft so many)

    01/03/2011 6:37:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Pittsburgh Live ^ | 1/02/11 | Colin McNickle
    One fine messBy Colin McNickle, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW Sunday, January 2, 2011 Never have so few worked so recklessly to shaft so many. Welcome to Pittsburgh, that unnavigable intersection of government hot air, buffoonery, incompetence, stupidity, arrogance and just about any other unflattering descriptive you can conjure up. Harsh? Why, yes. And necessarily so. Desperately trying to appease its public pocket-picking union bosses while concomitantly deferring any meaningful fiscal restructuring, Pittsburgh City Council hatched a cockamamie "present day/future day value" plan (versus real cash held in an unencumbered trust) -- a hocus-pocus mumbo-jumbo paper plan based on future collections from what's...
  • Holder's Gitmo mess

    11/19/2010 6:16:13 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 13 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 11/19/2010 | Michael gerson
    The closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison and civilian trials for terrorists were more than policy changes proposed by Barack Obama as a presidential candidate. They were presented as a return to constitutional government - a dividing line from an uncivilized past.
  • DOJ’s Military Voting Mess Continues Post-Election, but Congress Now Paying Attention

    11/17/2010 8:46:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 11/17/10 | J. Christian Adams
    If you serve our nation and your ballot came too late or wasn’t counted, let PJM know so we can get the message to Congress. Send your stories to story@pajamasmedia.com. The military voting mess of 2010 isn’t over. In some states, ballots continue to roll in. Whether or not these late ballots will be counted remains to be seen. I have learned that voters deployed across Iraq and Afghanistan received ballots far too late to be effective. The MOVE Act of 2009 was designed to fix this problem, but may have failed. One reason for the failure: open contempt inside...
  • WSJ: Revival of Volatility Signals Historic Era in U.S. Politics (US Electorate Is Schizo)

    11/01/2010 10:49:20 AM PDT · by quesney · 42 replies
    "How can the [U.S.] solve its long-term problems—deficit spending, an underfunded Social Security system, spiraling health-care costs—when voters seem so uncertain which party should lead the charge?" ----- Voters this week look set to do something not seen since the early 1950s: Oust a substantial number of sitting House lawmakers for the third election in a row. The apparent Republican resurgence suggests the country is caught in a cycle of political volatility witnessed only four times in the past century, almost all during war or economic unease. [..] In many cases, [voters are] returning to the same candidates they rejected...
  • Fault Fannie, Freddie

    10/23/2010 3:54:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 22, 2010 | STEPHEN B. MEISTER
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-run mortgage giants, share much of the blame for the foreclosure crisis. Fannie and Freddie own or guarantee $5.5 trillion of mortgages -- more than half of all US home mortgages. Major banks -- Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and JP Morgan Chase -- service the loans for Fannie and Freddie for fees. And when they do, they do what Fannie and Freddie tell them to do. To that end, Fannie and Freddie have long issued "Servicing Guides." Fannie's latest update (Aug. 31) noted that Fannie "has established time frames within which routine...
  • California's Half-Trillion-Dollar Pension Fund Mess: Blame Jerry Brown (and don't vote for him)

    06/02/2010 11:43:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 789+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 04/2010 | Jane Jamison
    California is the nation's shameful example of what happens when Democrats influenced by big-government labor rule the statehouse for forty years. With 12.5% unemployment (up from 4.5% a mere three years ago) and a "recognized" budget deficit of $21 billion, California has just found that out it is in much, much more financial trouble than anyone, especially a Democrat, really wants to admit. California's governor Schwarzenegger commissioned a study by Stanford University, which has found that California's three public employee pension funds (The California Public Employees' Retirement System [CalPERS], California State Teachers' Retirement System [CalSTRS], and University of California...
  • Analysis: Obama's priority? More than an oil mess

    05/29/2010 10:08:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 500+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/29/10 | Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama keeps reassuring the nation that stopping the Gulf oil spill and limiting the fallout on the region are his top priority. Yet so is protecting the country against attack. And getting people back to work. Presidencies usually don't allow for a dominant priority — just a list of priorities. During another hectic week, Obama made this promise: "This entire White House and this entire federal government has been singularly focused on how do we stop the leak and how do we prevent and mitigate the damage to our coastlines." From the Gulf Coast on Friday,...
  • Obama forms spill commission as oil mess spreads

    05/22/2010 4:11:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 1,120+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/22/10 | Stephane Jourdain
    GRAND ISLE, Louisiana (AFP) – President Barack Obama unveiled a commission Saturday to probe the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as the growing environmental catastrophe blackened Louisiana's fragile wetlands and beaches. With the federal government facing accusations of lax supervision of lucrative offshore oil drilling, Obama vowed to hold Washington accountable and warned that the future of the industry hinges on assurances such a disaster "never happens again." As frustration grew that the huge spill gushing from a ruptured well nearly a mile (1,500 meters) below the surface was still not capped more than a month into...
  • A Twitter Engineer's Epic Diss of 'Disgusting' San Francisco

    10/11/2009 6:09:03 PM PDT · by steel_resolve · 20 replies · 1,729+ views
    gawker - ValleyWag ^ | 10/09/09 | Ryan Tate
    Gavin Newsom loves Twitter. The San Francisco mayor is convinced his hometown microblogging service will change the world. How heartbreaking it must be, then, to read that a key Twitter coder can't wait to escape his "filthy... disastrous" town.
  • Women accused in lovers' quadrangle plot

    A married man who planned to rendezvous with one of his handful of lovers at an eastern Wisconsin motel instead found himself bound, blindfolded and assaulted by a group of women out for revenge, according to court documents. Four women, including his wife, eventually showed up to humiliate the man, who ended up with his penis glued to his stomach in a bizarre plot to punish him for a lover's quadrangle gone bad, according to the documents filed in Calumet County
  • Friendly Fire at the White House (Obama's liberal base takes aim over terror policies.)

    05/22/2009 8:59:09 PM PDT · by littlehouse36 · 28 replies · 1,152+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 5/21/2009 | Michael Isikoff
    Fending off criticism from human-rights and civil-rights groups at a private White House meeting Wednesday, a frustrated President Obama complained about the "mess" he'd been left by his predecessor. The exchange came during an hour-and-15-minute "off the record" session in the White House cabinet room that highlighted growing tensions between the president and his liberal base. While the White House session was billed as an effort by the president to listen to his critics on the left, some of them left disappointed. According to three sources who attended the meeting, Obama reiterated his intention to retain a version of the...
  • Don’t blame GOP for this mess

    04/08/2009 6:01:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies · 1,117+ views
    Vail Daily ^ | 4/08/09 | John A. Valersky
    Don’t blame GOP for this messWednesday, April 8, 2009 Hoover most certainly did not ignore the problems. Hoover (contrary to his fundamental beliefs) took action. Unfortunately, as explained in Amity Schlae’s “The Forgotten Man,” Hoover “by intervening in business, signing into law a destructive tariff, and by assailing the stockmarket” did damage on all three fronts. You also are apparently unaware of the massive public projects at federal and state level that Hoover pushed for as part of his program to retain employment and high wages. The Republicans did not have a program of “doing nothing” as you stated. The...
  • AIG managers in Europe leave amid bonus spat

    03/26/2009 1:52:18 PM PDT · by lainie · 7 replies · 698+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 3-26-2009
    Top AIG managers in Paris quit; move could spark derivative defaults unless replacements found Two of American International Group Inc.'s top managers in Paris have resigned, just days after agreeing to return controversial retention bonuses. The news of more dissension at AIG comes a day after Jake DeSantis, an executive in the insurer's financial products division, publicly resigned in an Op-Ed column in The New York Times. DeSantis said he plans to donate his bonus -- $742,000 after taxes -- to charity. AIG said Mauro Gabriel, president and chief executive of Paris-based Banque AIG, and Jim Shephard, deputy CEO, resigned...
  • California budget mess: Where did our money go?

    02/08/2009 10:05:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 1,399+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2/8/09 | Paul Rogers and Leigh Poitinger
    California is broke. But lost in the day-to-day drama over IOUs, furloughs and huge deficits is a basic question many Californians might be asking: Where has all our money gone? A Mercury News analysis of state spending since Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took office in late 2003 found that he and the Democratic-controlled Legislature have spent money well beyond the rate of inflation and California's population growth — $10.2 billion more. Yet the programs that received most of that money are priorities that Californians broadly support or have demanded at the ballot box: tougher prison sentences for criminals, health care...
  • Democrats Caused The Financial Mess (Ya THINK? A real American gets it...)

    10/16/2008 7:16:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 936+ views
    Fulton County News ^ | 10/16/08 | Mary Gracey
    Democrats Caused The Financial MessTo the editor: I saw a poll last week that indicated that 67 percent of Americans thought that the Democrats were better on the economy and/or fixing our financial problems. How can that be when it's clear that their policies and practices were the primary cause of the mess? Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and others did nothing to protect us from those unscrupulous government-sponsored enterprise CEOs who cooked the books and walked away with millions in bonuses and severance pay. Chief among them was Franklin Raines, President Clinton's budget...
  • Senate bailout vote scheduled tomorrow at approx. 9pm Eastern; shamnesty tactics all over again

    10/01/2008 2:48:12 AM PDT · by yoe · 33 replies · 1,473+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | September 30, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Hill sources buzzing. A Senate bailout vote is scheduled tomorrow at 9pm Eastern. No bill details seen yet. How it will go down…There will be up to 6 roll call votes on the following items: (1)Motion to concur on the House message, H.R. 2095, Rail Safety; (2)a Dorgan amendment relating to H.R. 7081, the U.S. - India Nuclear agreement; (3)a Bingaman amendment relating to H.R. 7081, the U.S. - India Nuclear agreement; (4)passage of H.R. 7081, the U.S. - India Nuclear agreement; (5)a Dodd amendment to H.R. 1424, relating to the bailout package; and (6)passage of H.R. 1424, the bailout....
  • Rewriting History: Lies that Hurt Us All (Why Democrats are the culprits in this financial mess)

    09/24/2008 6:02:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 810+ views
    Townhall ^ | Sept 24, 2008 | William Wilson
    As Congress and the Administration work to prevent the crisis in the financial sector from spilling over into the larger economy, the vultures are swarming. In an Associated Press article yesterday, the following quote is made by Barney Frank, ultra-liberal Democrat of Massachusetts: “The private sector got us into this mess…The government has to get us out of it. We do want to do it carefully.” This is obscene. This “mess”, as Congressman Frank so eloquently put it, is the fault of government pure and simple. And, it is the personal fault of Barney Frank. For him to now hide...
  • Iraq says 24 Iranians stage jail-break-(guys shipping Iranian supplies skipped town)

    07/17/2007 3:47:39 AM PDT · by Flavius · 4 replies · 615+ views
    upi ^ | July 16, 2007 | upi
    BAGHDAD, July 16 (UPI) -- Iraq Interior Ministry officials said 24 Iranians being held on illegal immigration charges escaped custody in the town of Badra. The jailbreak happened last week but it wasn't until Sunday the ministry acknowledged it, a New York Times correspondent reported Monday.
  • Foley’s Abrupt Resignation Puts Fla. 16 Seat Up for Grabs

    09/30/2006 6:44:26 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 54 replies · 1,778+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 29, 2006 | Rachel Kapochunas
    Republican Rep. Mark Foley announced Friday that he is resigning from Congress — and dropping his bid for a seventh House term — amid revelations about e-mails Foley sent to an underage former congressional page. The announcement created chaos in the race for his seat in south-central Florida’s 16th Congressional District, with just 39 days remaining before the Nov. 7 election in which the Democratic nominee is businessman Tim Mahoney. In wake of the uncertainty created by Foley’s downfall, CQPolitics.com is changing its rating, at least temporarily, to No Clear Favorite from Safe Republican. According to the Florida secretary of...
  • Doctor to unveil suicide pill

    09/09/2006 9:30:23 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 33 replies · 3,232+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Sep 09 2006 | MICHAEL VALPY
    Lethal barbiturate produced by members of Australian right-to-die association TORONTO -- An Australian physician attending a global conference in Toronto of right-to-die organizations intends to display this weekend what he says is the first do-it-yourself suicide pill -- made by a group of Australians with degenerative and terminal illnesses. Group members, ranging in age from 55 to 94, have taught themselves the chemistry to make a lethal barbiturate whose main component is amylobarbitone, said Dr. Philip Nitschke, executive director of Australia's national dying with dignity organization, Exit International. After a year of trials, they have synthesized the barbiturate into crystalline...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • H & S Marines address the mess (Mess NIGHT!)

    02/25/2006 12:46:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 674+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | Lance Cpl. John J. Parry
    MARINE BARRACKS WASHINGTON (Feb. 24, 2006) -- In 1776, the United States declared its independence from the British government. However, the United States Marine Corps finds itself 230 years later, modifying the traditions of the British Royal Marine Corps and using those traditions as a foundation to create some of their own. H & S Company NCOs of the “Oldest Post” carried on the tradition of formal military dining, or the Marine Corps Mess Night, Wednesday, Feb. 22. First Sergeant Walter C. Baldwin, company first sergeant, H & S Company, said the purpose of the Mess Night, although formal, is...
  • 8th ESB hosts mess night

    01/19/2006 9:29:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 301+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Joel Abshier
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Jan. 19, 2006) -- The commanding officer of 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), gives an order to one of his Marines to dance. Without hesitation the Marine starts “busting a move” to the hip-hop music that blares through the speakers. Normally this kind of order would be considered unlawful, however, this kind of behavior is not only accepted, but expected during the Marine Corps tradition known as the mess night. Usually mess nights are held at officer clubs or other suitable places either on or off base where Marines can suit up in...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Boosting morale one paper plate at a time (22nd MEU)

    01/05/2006 3:12:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 364+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 5, 2005 | Cpl. Christopher S. Vega
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HIT, Iraq (Jan. 5, 2006) -- While on a long deployment overseas, Marines look forward to from letters from home, the occasional phone call or photos sent from their loved ones. These are the times where it’s the little things that matter so much – showers, a warm place to sleep and hot chow. To add one more item to this list, Marines from the 2nd Marine Logistics Group’s Food Service Company recently set up a Field Food Service System to support the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) at the unit’s base of operations, Forward...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • China raps sanctions for Iran arms sales

    12/29/2005 2:42:50 PM PST · by Flavius · 6 replies · 432+ views
    washington times ^ | December 29, 2005 | Bill Gertz
    China's government yesterday demanded that the Bush administration lift sanctions imposed on six companies on charges of illicit sales to Iran, saying the action undermined Beijing's cooperation with the United States. New details of the arms-related transfers were disclosed yesterday, including two chemical shipments from India to Iran, and Tehran's purchase of 800 high-powered sniper rifles from an Austrian gun maker. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters in Beijing that the sanctions were unjustified and should be lifted.
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by freerepublic.com shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the freerepublic.com forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • Audit CalPERS - Scrutiny is a key first step in pension mess

    11/27/2005 12:25:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 615+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 11/26/05 | Editorial
    The new year may be five weeks off, but it's a safe bet we already know what one of the big stories of 2006 will be: a pending Legislative Analyst's Office report on the total amount that school districts and local and state governments owe for the pensions, health care and other benefits going to retired public employees. It's going to be a stunner – definitive proof that the city of San Diego is far from alone in having pension benefits that taxpayers can't afford. While San Diego's shortfall is conservatively estimated at $1.4 billion, a Los Angeles Daily News...
  • Something Every Zottee Should Realize

    11/17/2005 6:15:41 AM PST · by Turkey Day · 270 replies · 7,570+ views
    <p>You people are jerks. Not likeable jerks either, but the kind folks would like to smack in the back of the head with a shovel. Think Judge Snells from Caddyshack or Neidermier from Animal House.</p> <p>I know this probably comes as a shock to you, but if you do some serious soul searching, you'll realize that I am right.</p>
  • Venezuela's Chavez tells Mexico's Fox: 'Don't mess with me'

    11/13/2005 8:13:22 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 66 replies · 1,846+ views
    Pravda (Russia) ^ | Nov. 14, 2005 | Staff
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez accused Mexican leader Vicente Fox on Sunday of disrespecting him and his close ally the Argentine president, warning Fox: "Don't mess with me." Tensions between Fox and Chavez spilled over after this month's Summit of the Americas in Argentina, where Fox sought to defend a U.S.-backed proposal for a free trade zone while Chavez proclaimed the idea dead. "President Fox left bleeding from his wound," Chavez said during his weekly radio and TV show, echoing remarks days ago in which he accused Fox of being a "puppy" of the U.S. government for supporting its plans for...
  • Russian ZOT "Meta-Group" Behind 9/11?

    11/03/2005 4:55:34 PM PST · by snowback · 148 replies · 3,954+ views
    Lobster. The Journal of Parapolitics ^ | 10/29/05 | Peter Dale Scott
    Concluding Question: The Meta-Group and the United States Government It seems clear that the meta-group, with its influential connections on at least three continents, was powerful enough to effect changes, through the Russian 9/11, in Russian history. The question arises whether they could similarly effect changes in American history as well. As we have seen Russian sources claim that the U.S. Government has had access to he meta-group, for such especially sensitive projects as the assassination of Abu al Walid al-Hamadi. They claim the meta-group's involvement in a number of U.S.-sponsored regime changes in eastern Europe, from the overthrow of...
  • Insiders see hint of Miers pullout [Rove out, Card in?]

    10/22/2005 4:57:44 PM PDT · by Zechariah11 · 211 replies · 5,020+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 21, 2005 | Hallow and Hunt
    <p>Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove no longer appears to fill the role as chief political strategist in the White House, a role he has filled from the start of the first Bush term. Mr. Rove's clear leadership hand went missing some time ago, the leaders say, when speculation grew that he might face indictment in the CIA leak investigation led by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.     The eruption of conservative disapproval over the choice of Miss Miers surprised the president and others in the White House but not Mr. Rove, the leaders say. They say he has shown, in most instances, a keen sensitivity to the complex concerns of various interests on the political right that, until the Miers nomination, had been pretty much in lock step with Mr. Bush, even when they privately disagreed with him.</p>
  • The mess of our Constitution in New Orleans: a video (Vanity)

    09/11/2005 5:18:16 AM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 28 replies · 1,059+ views
    http://media.putfile.com/NewOrleansGunConfiscationSmall ^ | Sept. 10, 2005 | Alessandro Fiaschi
    It is really beyond belief what is happening in New Orleans! < http://media.putfile.com/NewOrleansGunConfiscationSmall > US Second Amendmend, states: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." We need to restore and enforce adherence to the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights as the supreme protective law for firearms of law-abiding people. I can't stand this kind of gross breach of Constitutional Law, presently in New Orleans.
  • #@%^&*##* WINDOWS UPDATE

    08/02/2005 2:01:49 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies · 1,414+ views
    ME | 08/02/05 | swampsniper
    I just ran through the Windows OS validation download update deal. Upon restart, my mouse driver was gone, my pages no longer open full screen, the way I want them to, and no telling what else it overrode and messed with. I am afraid of what I'll find next. I don't recall doing anything special to get pages to open, big enough to see, when I installed the OS on the new drive, in December, does anyone know what I need to do now? It is only an extra click involved, but not the way I want to do things....
  • Hillary dumps Bush's 'mess' in new cartoon commercial (Ms Toon drives a garbage truck)

    08/01/2005 4:15:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies · 1,962+ views
    Hillary dumps Bush's 'mess' in new cartoon commercial Senator shown as pant-suited garbage lady who says she'll need 2 terms to clean up Posted: August 1, 2005 3:45 p.m. Eastern 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Hillary Clinton drives a garbage truck in new ad pushing her for president Even though no formal announcement has been made regarding a bid for the White House, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is starring in an animated commercial pushing for her to be the next president. The 30-second spot, sponsored by HillaryNow.com, shows the former first lady dressed up as a sanitation worker dumping what appears to be...
  • Venezuela's oil firm drops from Fortune 500

    07/18/2005 9:15:48 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 9 replies · 643+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 07 18 05 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    The biggest companies in America are oil companies. And why shouldn't they be? For just one speculative oil well, drilling to seek commercially extractable oil, the bill can easily come to $50 million. And that's just to find it. Getting it out of the ground usually costs a lot more. Multiply the risk with the volatility of oil prices, and the only way to stay in business is to save for a rainy day. Big oil companies are tremendously capitalized. ExxonMobil is the largest company in America. So it's all the more remarkable to see that the new Fortune 500...
  • Giant Snapple project floods New York square

    06/23/2005 6:05:15 AM PDT · by Zunt Toad · 62 replies · 1,446+ views
    CBC Canada ^ | June 23, 2005 | Staff
    An attempt to erect a 16-tonne ice pop in a New York square [Union Square] froze traffic and created a sticky situation for the company behind the stunt. The soft-drink maker Snapple tried to get into the Guinness World Records book by installing the 7½-metre confection in downtown Manhattan on Tuesday. As a construction crane began to haul it upright, a pink tide of kiwi-strawberry-flavoured fluid spread across Union Square. The slush forced pedestrians to flee for higher ground. Firefighters closed off several roads, fearing that vehicles and bicycles could slip. "What was unsettling was that the fluid just kept...
  • The illegals mess: 'Rented' Social Security numbers

    06/11/2005 7:17:43 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 18 replies · 793+ views
    Illegal workers are renting legitimately obtained Social Security numbers from people who have returned to Mexico or others in the United States.The situation is further testament to our quarter-hearted immigration policies and the redoubtable capacity of cagey people to milk every drop out of the welfare state. (A welfare state's whole point is giving something for nothing; hence its philosophical foundation induces waste, inefficiency and fraud.)