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  • I told you so

    09/29/2008 4:16:58 PM PDT · by JasonC · 251 replies · 8,907+ views
    Vanity | 29 September 2008 | JasonC
    I told you so. Happy? Think you saved anybody lots of money? Think you reduced the role of government? On saving money, US markets dropped $1.2 trillion today, and worldwide it was more like $3.5 trillion. On the role of government, the Fed announced $630 billion in new central bank credits today, half of it to central banks abroad. And oh, the FDIC guaranteed to Citigroup all losses beyond the first 13% on Wachovia's mortgage book, which is around $300 billion. And it won't be remotely enough, and will probably need to be doubled tomorrow. When are you going to...
  • George W. Bush plans to cancel the 2008 election

    12/10/2007 3:34:09 PM PST · by michwm · 147 replies · 1,534+ views
    my email | 12-7-2007 | Lucy Malone
    Hello! My name is Lucy Malone and I am from Alpine, TX. It is my patriotic duty to let you know that there is a secret organization in the United States, which has a hard evidence that George W. Bush and his administration ARE GUILTY of many crimes including terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Also they inform that BUSH and his administration plan to cancel the presidential election in 2008! They will be able to stop George W. Bush, 'cause they have 1543 documents, 402 secret tapes and 135 witnesses, which prove that George W. Bush has betrayed us...
  • Is Thompson Tarnished?

    05/08/2007 10:46:38 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 113 replies · 2,719+ views
    CBS News ^ | May 7, 2007 | David Miller
    Is it just a momentary blip — or did a little of the luster come off of the burgeoning Fred Thompson campaign this weekend? Restless Republicans not enamored by the current field of the 10 men in their party actively in the race have been talking up the well-known actor and former Tennessee senator as an antidote to their current funk. The inability of any of the current candidates to dramatically break out of the pack in last week’s televised debate did little to soothe GOP concerns and set the stage nicely for Thompson's speech this weekend to an important...
  • Oahu elects highest ranking transgendered person in U.S.

    11/10/2006 12:39:34 PM PST · by presidio9 · 71 replies · 1,998+ views
    After an aggressive campaign, Kim Coco Iwamoto earned a seat on Hawaii's statewide Board of Education and, according to national advocacy groups, a place in history as the country's highest-elected transgender official. Iwamoto, a 38-year-old lawyer, did not tout her gender status in the campaign but has openly advocated for transgender youth and related issues at the state capitol. She placed third in Tuesday's election among six candidates for three seats on the board. She was not immediately available for comment. However, in a statement early Wednesday she said she was looking forward to "working in collaboration with the other...
  • Changes in Europe

    10/25/2006 8:48:33 AM PDT · by Glimmer · 8 replies · 523+ views
    25/10/2006 | Glimmer
    When stereotypes dosn't fit in
  • A Spell That Nothing Is Impossible For ZOT!

    09/10/2006 7:56:29 AM PDT · by zzzzzzz · 3,650 replies · 14,506+ views
    <p>Please agree with this spell: That forever, NOTHING in the entire universe can make something impossible for God.</p>
  • The Proper Care and Feeding of the Free Republic Keyword Feature

    09/20/2006 6:06:39 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 198 replies · 8,002+ views
    <p>The Free Republic keyword feature serves a valuable purpose, it alerts posters to topics that they are interested in and supplements those topics which aren't already listed as available topics.</p> <p>1. Please do not add words like "and" and "the" to the keywords. And PLEASE do not add every word from your title to the keywords, that's just plain annoying.</p>
  • Our Candy Ass Military

    08/09/2006 11:07:42 AM PDT · by rider237 · 359 replies · 8,477+ views
    14 august 2006 | rider237
    this weeks "navy times" came out. it had the usual articles in it. one very touching one about the last carrier operations of the f-14s. then.....
  • Earth hottest it's been in 2,000 years (Did Jesus cause Global Cooling?)

    06/23/2006 6:59:12 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 105 replies · 1,320+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06/22/06 | JOHN HEILPRIN
    The Earth is running a slight fever from greenhouse gases, after enjoying relatively stable temperatures for 2,000 years. The National Academy of Sciences, after reconstructing global average surface temperatures for the past two millennia, said Thursday the data are "additional supporting evidence ... that human activities are responsible for much of the recent warming." Other new research showed that global warming produced about half of the extra hurricane-fueled warmth in the North Atlantic in 2005, and natural cycles were a minor factor, according to Kevin Trenberth and Dennis Shea of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, a research lab sponsored...
  • TERROR TRENDS BULLETIN

    05/16/2006 4:12:05 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 1 replies · 256+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 15 May 06 | Christopher Holton
    Terrorism is a pretty broad topic, with the players and the circumstances changing every day. But thanks to FSM Contributing Editor Christopher Holton, you now have at-your-fingers access to the most up-to-date news and opinion that is fueling the international political debate about terrorism, with this Terror Trends Bulletin. What you know, what you don't know, and what you need to know are all here, ready for your perusal. TERROR TRENDS BULLETIN 15 MAY 2006 In this issue... Iran, Al Qaida, Border Security, Intelligence, Iraq and more...
  • Caption Pic of White House Intruder, April 9,2006

    04/09/2006 6:02:46 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 55 replies · 2,840+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 9,2006
    An unidentified intruder, right, shouts as he is approached by a member of the Secret Service Emergency Response Team on the North Lawn of the White House, Sunday, April 9, 2006 in Washington. The man was later taken into custody by the Secret Service. President Bush was in the White House at the time. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) The bearded man, wearing a ragged T-shirt that said "God Bless America," scaled the White House fence and ran onto the front lawn, waving his arms and screaming "I am a victim of terrorism," before Secret Service officers chased him down.
  • The Left Needs More Socialism

    04/03/2006 4:05:12 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 50 replies · 5,025+ views
    The Nation ^ | 4/1/06 | Ronald Aronson
    It's time to break a taboo and place the word "socialism" across the top of the page in a major American progressive magazine. Time for the left to stop repressing the side of ourselves that the right finds most objectionable. Until we thumb our noses at the Democratic pols who have been calling the shots and reassert the very ideas they say are unthinkable, we will keep stumbling around in the dark corners of American politics, wondering how we lost our souls--and how to find them again. I can hear tongues clucking the conventional wisdom that the "S" word is...
  • Calling all kittens: Current account deficit grows...as well as pessimistic prognositcations

    03/09/2006 3:27:38 PM PST · by LibertarianFromCanuckistan · 88 replies · 5,490+ views
    BBC ^ | March 9th, 2006 | LibertarianFromCanuckistan
    The current account deficit widened to its highest level ever in January.As the deficits grows, due to loose monetary policy and overspending, so do the worries about the US dollar and economy. Here's an interesting link to a negative economic assesment from respected Swiss economist Dr. Marc Faber ("Dr. Doom"). Dr. Faber is famous for correctly predicting asset bubbles, such as the that led to the 'Asian Flu'.
  • Global Credit Ocean Dries Up

    03/01/2006 10:27:06 AM PST · by ex-Texan · 171 replies · 2,308+ views
    Business Telegraph ^ | 2/24/2006 | Staff Writers
    The cash machine that sustained a world boom is about to close, and it's going to get ugly, says Ambrose Evans-PritchardOne by one, the eurozone, the Swedes, the Swiss and now even the Japanese, are turning off the tap of ultra-cheap credit that has flushed the global system for the past year, keeping the ageing asset boom alive. The "carry trade" - as it is known - is a near limitless cash machine for banks and hedge funds. They can borrow at near zero interest rates in Japan, or 1pc in Switzerland, to re-lend anywhere in the world that...
  • EU holds crisis talks as bird flu spreads across Europe (This is NOT a drill people!)

    02/16/2006 11:01:47 AM PST · by presidio9 · 56 replies · 1,332+ views
    Times Online ^ | February 15, 2006
    Scientists and veterinary experts were today discussing how to reinforce the European Union's protection against the avian flu virus, which has evaded existing measures to spread into five member states. Germany and Austria last night became the latest countries to report that preliminary tests on dead swans had revealed presence of the fatal H5N1 strain, which has killed about 80 people in South East Asia and Turkey. Tests to confirm the German and Austrian results were continuing at the EU’s monitoring laboratory in Weybridge, Surrey. The strain - which scientists fear could mutate into a virus capable of being passed...
  • Where in the world is Osama bin Laden?

    01/01/2006 11:49:39 PM PST · by presidio9 · 57 replies · 1,582+ views
    AFP ^ | Friday, December 30, 2005
    PARIS: He has not issued any public statements all year. Speculation has grown over his influence, health and even possible death. Where is the Western world's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden? The Al-Qaeda leader's period of silence has been the longest since the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, offering no clues to the whereabouts or fate of a man who this year appears to have quietly slipped off the radar. Bin Laden has not been heard of since a December 27, 2004, audiotape in which he anointed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Iraq's most wanted man, as Al-Qaeda's...
  • Savor the universal moment: Leap second to hit at 6 p.m.

    01/01/2006 9:29:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 573+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 1, 2006 | HUGO KUGIYA
    If life is often a matter of split seconds -- the train door that closes in your face, the chance encounter with the love of your life, the near-collision with an oncoming car -- then the universe is about to bestow upon us a generous gift: the leap second. Saturday, at exactly 6 p.m. Chicago time, one second will be added to our official record of time -- Coordinated Universal Time, kept by a series of atomic clocks, housed in environmentally sealed vaults in about 80 timekeeping labs around the world and certified by the International Bureau of Weights and...
  • Crystal ball for 2006 sees giant asteroid crash (or not)

    12/31/2005 11:47:07 PM PST · by presidio9 · 52 replies · 2,909+ views
    AFP ^ | 1/1/6
    In 2006, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be re-elected governor of California, Internet giant Google will suffer a setback -- and Brazil will hang on to the World Cup. ADVERTISEMENT If Earth doesn't get wiped out by a giant comet first, that is. Maybe it will all come true and maybe not, but a legion of soothsayers -- from business gurus to Bible decoders -- is full of predictions for the year to come. Some use elaborate computer programs like "Torah4U" to ferret out remarkably precise predictions allegedly hidden within the Hebrew text of the Old Testament and the Torah. One Website...
  • Holy Cows In A Small Town (Hindu Family Fights For Sacred Cows On Front Lawn -Property Rights Alert)

    12/30/2005 11:55:26 AM PST · by presidio9 · 45 replies · 1,373+ views
    NBS Buffalo ^ | 12/29/2005 | Rich Kellman
    If you are Hindu and believe cows are especially holy, should you be able to have cows on your property? How about if that property is a house and yard on Main Street in a rural village? "In this circumstance, it's ridiculous not to allow animals," says Linda Voith of the Allegany County Village of Angelica. She and her husband Stephen practice the Hindu religion and believe it is their right to keep cows on their property and in their house. For several years, they boarded six cows at a nearby beef farm but occasionally brought them to their home...
  • Joe Wilson's Lies, A Timeline - Who Forged the Documents? (Vanity)

    10/25/2005 11:39:50 AM PDT · by Wuli · 107 replies · 4,373+ views
    October 25, 2005 | wuli
    Look at this timetable(*): Prior to 2001 - From various sources, the CIA has intelligence that Iraq made attempts to purchase weapons grade uranium in Africa (not just Niger). October 15, 2001 - The CIA receives a report from a foreign government service that the Iraqi regime had struck a deal with the government of Niger to purchase several tons of partially processed uranium, known as "yellowcake." (This was not the later "source" often referred to as "forged documents".) On October 18, 2001 - The CIA publishes a Senior Executive Intelligence Bulletin that discusses the finding. "According to a foreign...
  • Christopher Walken Running For President

    08/12/2005 7:44:26 PM PDT · by Callahan · 236 replies · 8,532+ views
    Walken2008.com ^ | 8/12/05 | Walken 2008
    The Walken Platform These are the issues that need solutions now, and Christopher Walken is not afraid to address them. He wants his supporters and opponents to know that he is clear in his ideals and will fight to lead America to a better place. Campaign Finance Reform: "I believe that campaign finance is a very tough issue, with good points on both sides; but I feel, as a wealthy american, that I should have no more say than even the least fortunate American citizen. That is why I am for campaign finance reform." Military Funding: "I am a huge...
  • Mystery 'sex change' has curious flocking to Myanmar monk-to-be (spontaneous change)

    07/13/2005 8:30:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 115 replies · 3,596+ views
    AFP ^ | 07/12/05
    Mystery 'sex change' has curious flocking to Myanmar monk-to-beTue Jul 12,10:53 PM ET Thin Sandar, a chicken seller in Myanmar, had always dreamed of being a man. When she inexplicably grew a penis last month, the 21-year-old treated it as an awe-inspiring omen -- as have the thousands of stunned villagers who have traveled to a pagoda to see him. "On the morning of the full moon day of June 21, I noticed my thing (sex organ) was not the same as before," Thin Sandar, who now goes by the male name Than Sein, told AFP in an interview at...
  • Some can't hear music on web page. WHY?

    06/30/2005 11:58:02 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 10 replies · 371+ views
    Some people have email and said they can't hear the song. Can someone give me some advice for them.
  • U.N. Moving ... to Brooklyn

    05/10/2005 1:06:47 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 1,006+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/10/05 | AP
    United Nations delegates, welcome to ... Brooklyn? U.N. planners have found commercial space across the East River in Brooklyn that could serve as a temporary home while the United Nations' iconic glass-and-steel headquarters in Manhattan gets a long-overdue renovation, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a report Monday. The report assessed where things stand with plans to renovate the U.N. secretariat building, which was considered modern when it was constructed 50 years ago but now violates most New York City fire and safety codes. The 38-story tower has no sprinkler system, is packed with asbestos, and loses about 25 percent of...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...