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  • Hillary Clinton so far ahead in polls that she 'doesn't even think about' Donald Trump anymore

    12/05/2016 2:59:46 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | Monday, October 24, 2016 | Ruth Sherlock
    ....Clinton is so far ahead of Donald Trump in the race for the presidency that she no longer even feels the need to pay attention to the Republican nominee. Buoyed by a double digit lead in some national polls, Mrs Clinton has said she is now looking past Mr Trump entirely, and will no longer counter allegations made by her rival. "I don’t even think about responding to him anymore,” Mrs Clinton said when asked about Mr Trump’s charge that American media outlets are in cahoots with her presidential campaign.
  • The next 24 hours.....

    11/03/2016 4:02:57 PM PDT · by TMA62 · 75 replies
    11/3/16 | TMA
    What will be talking about this time tomorrow? Typically, tomorrow is the day that candidates will drop their big 'surprise' news items on their opposition. I think both sides can and may do this. The hillary camp is acting like they have nothing left. They are frantically going back to states that were supposed to be safe for them. The FBI investigation from last Friday has been a severe blow to them as well as the steady news of the investigation. Will Comey say anything tomorrow? Wikileaks and Project Veritas have been effective and have claimed several career political operatives....
  • Gun Sales Record: October 2016 NICS Breaks 2015 Record by Over 350,000

    11/02/2016 4:45:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    October, 2016 continued the record breaking pace to become the year with the most gun sales ever. The 2016 NICS checks are far ahead of those for 2015, the previous record holder. In October 2016 there were 2,333,539 National Instant Checks done.  In 2015, the NICS done in October were 1,976,759.In 2015, the total NICS checks for the year were 23,141,970 .  In 2016, through October, they were 22,206,233.  That is less than 1 million below the total for 2015, with the two biggest months in 2016 yet to happen.  Last year there were 17,584,346 by the end of...
  • Looking for an 'Unprecedented' October Surprise? Nothing Tops Lawrence Walsh's 1992 Dirty Trick

    10/29/2016 7:37:08 PM PDT · by Mannaggia l'America · 19 replies ^ | 10/29/2016 | Tom Blumer
    FBI Director James Comey's letter to Congress indicating that the bureau has "learned of the existence of (Hillary Clinton) emails" which he concluded must be reviewed "to determine whether they contain classified information" has led to all kinds of people declaring the move an "unprecedented" October surprise. Even some people who should know better have called it the "Mother of All October Surprises." Perhaps it ultimately will be, but as things currently stand, it's not really in the running for current champion. The press's institutional memory is so weak, and its insistence on burying long-ago inconvenient truths is so strong,...
  • You have one month left to buy a Windows 7 PC

    10/03/2016 4:54:44 PM PDT · by catnipman · 137 replies
    zdnet ^ | September 30, 2016 | Ed Bott
    If you want a new PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you'll have fewer options beginning on Nov. 1. Here's what the end-of-sales deadline means.
  • Early Voting Limits Time for Trump Comeback

    08/16/2016 7:05:00 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Daily Intelligencer ^ | August 16, 2016 | Ed Kilgore
    Early Voting Limits Time for Trump Comeback Every election year, as a matter of habit and convenience, we all talk about “Election Day” as though it is a defined nationwide event. But the reality is far more complex thanks to the advent of widespread no-excuse-required voting prior to Election Day by mail or in person. Indeed, as Patrick Healy of the New York Times reminds us today, nearly a third of the ballots counted in the last presidential general election were cast before Election Day — a figure that regularly rises as states follow a trend toward less traditional voting...
  • Democrats fear 'October surprise' as White House ponders hack response

    08/06/2016 11:50:42 AM PDT · by Mariner · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | August 5th, 2016 | By Eric Geller and Cory Bennett
    As Hillary Clinton supporters fret about a WikiLeaks “October surprise,” dozens of defense and security experts from both parties are urging the Obama administration to take tough action if it concludes that Russia orchestrated a series of cyberattacks on the Democratic Party. But based on past U.S. handling of foreign-sponsored cyberassaults, it could take months or even years to mount such a response — action that could encompass anything from public shaming or economic sanctions to indictments or retaliatory hacking. Even the most optimistic timeline, according to interviews with former security and law enforcement officials, could delay a forceful U.S....
  • New global heat records set for October and year-to-date

    Miami (AFP) - Last month was the hottest October in modern history and the first 10 months of the year have also set new records for worldwide warmth, US government scientists said Wednesday. The latest data means that 2015 is firmly on pace for being the most scorching since 1880, as global warming concerns mount ahead of key climate talks in Paris starting later this month. October marked the sixth month in a row that heat records were shattered across the planet, said the monthly report by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "The globally averaged temperature over land...
  • Report: “Disaster Teams Were Notified Months Ago They Would Be Activated in October”

    10/01/2014 9:32:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 68 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/1/14 | Mac Slavo
    A public tweet from a large government supplier of emergency response products specializing in “high risk events” says that Disaster Assistance Response Teams were told to prepare to be activated in the month of October. The shocking revelation, made on the Goldenstate Fire/EMS Twitter page, suggests that not only did someone know that the Ebola virus would be reaching America, but that they knew exactly when it would happen.
  • Assad backs efforts to fight terrorism

    09/23/2014 9:46:11 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 8 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | September 23, 2014 | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE
    DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian President Bashar Assad said Tuesday he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State group. Damascus said the U.S. informed it beforehand that the strikes were coming.SnipThe United States has ruled out any coordination with Assad's government.
  • Bob Beckel: Get ready for an October surprise, Republicans

    09/21/2014 4:37:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Hot ^ | posted at 11:21 am on September 19, 2014 by Allahpundit
    Via NRO, nothing says “slow news Friday” like a lazy post devoted to half-assed speculation. On the one hand, he’s an old Democrat with friends in the Democratic establishment. He might conceivably have heard something from a friend who’s heard something from someone who’s in a position to know. On the other hand, I haven’t seen a single other liberal in media anywhere say anything about an October surprise. What’s most likely? That Bob Beckel, Fox News liberal, is somehow more tapped in to the White House than MSNBC? That lots of other lefties in media know what he’s talking...
  • Sexual Predator Honored With U.S. Postage Stamp

    12/03/2013 1:53:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/29/2013 | Matt Barber
    Benjamin Franklin famously quipped, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Franklin evidently failed to envisage today’s postmodern left. For the conservative, there exists at least one other certainty, and it is this: The degree to which “progressives” attack you corresponds precisely to the degree with which you challenge any among their assorted, distorted and sordid sacred cows. What would you call a 33-year-old man who both had and axiomatically acted upon a deviant sexual appetite for underage, drug-addicted, runaway boys? (No, not Jerry Sandusky.) What would you call a man of whom,...
  • The October Surprise (Talks with Iran)

    10/21/2012 3:37:10 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 20 October 2012 | Michael Ledeen
    The New York Times reports (and the White House denies) that “The United States and Iran have agreed for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, according to Obama administration officials, setting the stage for what could be a last-ditch diplomatic effort to avert a military strike on Iran.” Two of the three assertions in that lead paragraph are demonstrably false. One-on-one negotiations have been going on for years (most recently, according to my friend “Reza Kahlili,” in Doha, where, he was told, Valerie Jarrett and other American officials recently traveled for the latest talks). The only...
  • A New Mystery Website Says It Will Drop An 'October Surprise' That Will Change The Election

    A mysterious new microsite promising an "October Surprise" for the presidential race popped up online this week, and is promising to release damning documents related to one of the two candidates. So far, we don't know much about the site,, which went live Monday with a linked Twitter feed @OctSurprise. The site warns that "one of your presidential candidates isn't being honest with you," and subsequent tweets say that the site will unveil six pages of "irrefutable" documents at 5:30 p.m. on Monday. Blurred images of the documents, which all allegedly relate to the same topic, have also been...
  • Gallup: In U.S., Unadjusted Unemployment at 7.3% in Mid-October, Underployment down to 16

    10/17/2012 11:54:46 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 21 replies
    Unemployment, underemployment lowest since Gallup began tracking WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, is 7.3% in mid-October, down considerably from 7.9% at the end of September and at a new low since Gallup began collecting employment data in January 2010. Gallup's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 7.7%, also down from September. October's adjusted mid-month measure is also more than a percentage point lower than October 2011. These results are based on Gallup Daily tracking surveys conducted by landline and cell phone with more than 30,000 U.S. adults from Sept. 16-Oct. 15. Gallup's seasonally adjusted...
  • Obama’s October Surprise – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    10/10/2012 8:25:34 AM PDT · by Signalman · 21 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 10/10/2012 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss how Obama has an October surprise up his sleeve. Here it is! Tune in!
  • Exclusive: Former CIA Official: Obama 'October Surprise' Airstrike in Libya 'Would Be Criminal'

    10/05/2012 4:56:11 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 11 replies
    This morning, Breitbart News spoke with a former senior CIA official with specific knowledge of the ongoing issues in Libya, who spelled out the risks associated with the Obama administration’s rumored prospective airstrikes on targets in Libya. Two days ago, the New York Times reported that the administration was preparing an operation inside Libya, including the possibility of drone strikes. Breitbart News reported yesterday that a senior Department of Defense official said that the administration was advance planning for a “substantial air package” that could include manned flights. The former senior CIA official told Breitbart News that with America’s lack...
  • US planning to attack terror networks in Benghazi?

    10/03/2012 9:20:25 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 11 replies
    Now that the Obama administration has belatedly admitted that the sacking of our consulate in Benghazi was a terrorist attack — and not, as they claimed for nearly two weeks, a particularly lively movie review — now what? The New York Times reports this morning that the US has begun preparing for a military attack on the “militants” involved in the terrorist attack, but that may run into some complications: The United States is laying the groundwork for operations to kill or capture militants implicated in the deadly attack on a diplomatic mission in Libya, senior military and counterterrorism officials...
  • GOP’s October surprise? - Source reveals "Jimmy Carter Strategy"

    10/01/2012 6:32:40 PM PDT · by yellowhammer · 41 replies ^ | OCT 1, 2012 | CRAIG UNGER
    According to a highly reliable source, as Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama prepare for the first presidential debate Wednesday night, top Republican operatives are primed to unleash a new two-pronged offensive that will attack Obama as weak on national security, and will be based, in part, on new intelligence information regarding the attacks in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens on Sept. 11. The source, who has firsthand knowledge of private, high-level conversations in the Romney camp that took place in Washington, D.C., last week, said that at various times the GOP strategists referred to their new operation...
  • Mitt Romney's October Surprise Is Going To Be Legendary (Ad carpet bombing)

    09/18/2012 1:29:17 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 129 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/18/2012 | Walter Hickey
    The thing about the set of leaked videos from a Romney fundraiser that nobody is talking about is this part: The video was taken at a $50,000 per plate fundraiser in Florida. You may not have noticed, but despite the blur there are a lot of plates in front of a lot of people. This is what people are still not grasping about Romney: He's about to open up the money floodgates in a way that Obama can't match. Romney was wildly successful during the primaries — not as a result of his charm and personality — but because he...
  • Is Harvey Weinstein Plotting an October Surprise for Obama? (Hussein's Hollywood classified docs)

    05/30/2012 3:45:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/17/12 | John Hudson
    Is Harvey Weinstein Plotting an October Surprise for Obama?By John Hudson | The Atlantic Wire – Thu, May 17, 2012 All the cards are in place for Hollywood producer and Democratic Party booster Harvey Weinstein to deliver a cinematic October surprise for President Obama's re-election campaign. It seems the reluctance of Sony Pictures to release Zero Dark Thirty, Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow's film tracking the Osama bin Laden assassination ahead of the November election is not shared by Weinstein. While Zero Dark Thirty, based on Dalton Fury's book Kill Bin Laden has been pushed to December 19, the Los...
  • Michael Savage (Obama a "lifetime Marxist-audio at link)

    10/15/2011 8:59:02 AM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/14/2011 | Kathy Shaidle
    This week, Michael Savage labeled Barack Obama a "lifetime Marxist" and renewed concerns about his eligibility to serve as president. He explained to listeners: Obama is "a man who refuses to show a valid birth certificate, a man who applies for college aid as a foreign student and then denies he's foreign, a man who has a Social Security number from a state he's never even lived in." Savage also declared: "The second Bolshevik revolution is beginning in the United States of America, egged on by our first communist president and his cronies. Obama is using the rabble in the...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, 2011

    09/30/2011 9:58:38 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 3,095 replies · 2+ views
    10-1-2011 | | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Obama To Meet With Honduras’ Lobo At White House In October

    09/28/2011 8:57:54 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Latin American News Dispatch ^ | September 23, 2011 2:48 pm | none stated
    U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo next month at the White House to discuss a broad range of bilateral and regional economic and security issues, according to a press release. The Oval Office Meeting on October 5 will come only a few weeks after Lobo’s address at the United Nations, where he highlighted his country’s commitment to restoring human rights in the aftermath of the June 2009 coup that ousted then-President Manuel Zelaya. “The President also welcomes the opportunity to underscore the strong bonds of friendship between the American and Honduran people, as well as...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, 2010

    09/30/2010 11:08:09 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 3,451 replies · 3+ views
    10-1-2010 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie
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  • October Surprise redux?

    07/14/2010 7:25:31 AM PDT · by DNME · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2010 | Pamela Gellar
    July 13, 2010 The October Surprise Is Coming By Pamela Geller The October Surprise. We all know it's coming. In what shape, idea, form -- who's to say? Evil always surprises. Its goals are constant, the ultimate objective never changes, but inevitably it manifests itself as the savior of the day, the savior of man. The 2008 Democrat October Surprise that ushered in the first hardcore radical post-American president in American history was the "economic collapse." Oh yes, that was a beaut. The time before that, the moochers and the looters tried to fake Bush documents -- except that the...
  • Treasury extends bailout program to October 2010 (TARP)

    12/09/2009 8:17:13 AM PST · by MaestroLC · 9 replies · 832+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 9, 2009 | by David Lawder
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday moved to extend the government's $700 billion bailout fund into October 2010 and pledged to deploy no more than $550 billion of it. Geithner, in letters to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, said the extension of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) until Oct 3, 2010, would allow the Obama administration to use bailout funds to fight home foreclosures and boost small business lending.
  • October 3rd Coolest and Wettest on Record, Nationally

    11/15/2009 8:15:36 AM PST · by dopplerdale · 10 replies · 489+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Posts ^ | 11/15/09 | Dale Bader
    Many of you from coast-to-coast experienced a wet and cool October and now the official numbers are in. Since 1895, October 2009 was the 3rd coolest October, nationally.
  • Federal deficit sets October record of $176.4B

    11/12/2009 12:05:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 513+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/12/09 | Martin Crutsinger and Daniel Wagner - ap
    WASHINGTON – The federal deficit hit a record for October as the new budget year began where the old one ended: with the government awash in red ink. Economists worry that if such deficits continue it could push up interest rates, further dragging on the fragile economic recovery. The Treasury Department said Thursday that the deficit for October totaled $176.4 billion, even higher than the $150 billion imbalance that economists expected. The deficit for the 2009 budget year, which ended on Sept. 30, set an all-time record in dollar terms of $1.42 trillion. That was $958 billion above the 2008...
  • Global Warmers' nightmare: October was 3rd coldest on record

    11/10/2009 7:13:45 AM PST · by Bill Dupray · 9 replies · 565+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | November 10, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    Yep, the bad news is in for all the folks all worked up about that non-existent phenomenon known as Global Warming. Turns out that once again the settled science shows the earth is cooling. October turned out to be one for the record books. We don't need no stinkin' Cap and Trade.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, 2009

    09/30/2009 10:49:01 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 2,520 replies · 22,602+ views
    October 1,2009 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie
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  • First Swine Flu Vaccines to be Nasal Spray

    09/18/2009 10:36:44 PM PDT · by kingattax · 21 replies · 1,207+ views
    AP/CBS News ^ | Sept. 18, 2009
    (AP) Health officials say the first doses of swine flu vaccine will be the nasal spray version. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that about 3.4 million doses of nasal spray vaccine will be available the first week of October. The government expects 195 million doses will be shipped out by the end of the year, most of them shots. The nasal spray is approved for ages 2 to 49. It's not recommended for some of the people at most risk from severe swine flu complications. That includes pregnant women, children younger than 2, and people with...
  • Life Chain Will Present Pro-Woman, Pro-Life Message to Millions in October

    09/07/2009 8:49:45 AM PDT · by julieee · 9 replies · 429+ views ^ | September 7, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Millions of Americans will be reminded of the pro-woman, pro-life perspective when they take to the streets on Sunday, October 4. That's because thousands of pro-life advocates in cities and towns across the country will be there to share the message with them.
  • Report: U.S., Allies Put October Deadline on Progress from Iran

    05/15/2009 11:22:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 326+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 5/15/2009 | Ernie Singer
    ( The United States and its European allies have set a target of early October to determine whether engagement with Iran is making progress or should lead to sanctions, according senior officials quoted Thursday by the Wall Street Journal. The officials said there are specific tests of that progress. They include willingness by the Tehran government to let United Nations monitors make snap inspections of Iranian nuclear facilities, as well as a halt in uranium enrichment if new economic sanctions are put off ahead of formal negotiations.
  • Justice Souter Steps Down: First Supreme Court Pick Looms for President Obama

    04/30/2009 9:03:31 PM PDT · by LikeLight · 63 replies · 2,428+ views
    The Believer's Guide to Legal Issues ^ | 4/30/2009 | Stephen Bloom
    While popular speculation held that President Obama's first Supreme Court vacancies would arise in the seats of two of the most liberal Associate Justices (the nearly post-octogenarian John Paul Stevens and the frail Ruth Bader Ginsburg), it turns out that Associate Justice David Souter (pictured left), a slightly younger liberal member of the Court, is the one providing President Obama with his first nomination opportunity. With Senator Arlen Specter's recent defection to the Democratic Party (Did the wiley Specter possess a bit of insider info about this impending vacancy? He will certainly bask in the limelight of leading from the...
  • October Surprise?

    11/06/2008 7:59:00 AM PST · by dvan · 25 replies · 1,756+ views
    Self | 11/6/2008 | dvan
    Anyone recall that "they' said there would be an October surprise before the election? Well my question is was it pre-arranged? Did a group of international bankers arrange this? They aren't hard to find just look in the cabinets of the Clintons, Bush and Obama. Strange isn't it the 'usual suspects' seem to show up in every cabinet regardless of what party gets in. As one expert said this surprise should not have been a surprise because many had known how fragile the financial system was for some time. Of course neither Greenspan or the new appointee to the Federal...
  • October surprise has 2 hours and 10 minutes left ET (or have we already seen it)

    10/31/2008 6:52:18 PM PDT · by prolifefirst · 13 replies · 1,318+ views
    Vainity | 10/31/08 | Vainity
    Is the Rev. Wright ad the surprise?
  • B.C. pipeline explosion likely terrorism: ex-CSIS official

    10/15/2008 11:31:48 PM PDT · by Robert357 · 22 replies · 1,658+ views
    Canadian Broadcast Corp News website ^ | Oct 16, 2008 | CBC News
    Former CSIS strategist David Harris says a weekend explosion near the town of Dawson Creek in northeastern B.C. fits the description of terrorism, despite police statements to the contrary. Sometime overnight Saturday, someone detonated a large explosion next to the sour gas pipeline about 50 kilometres from the B.C.-Alberta border. The blast did not rupture the pipeline but blew a 1.8-metre crater in the ground, which was discovered by a hunter on Sunday. "How on earth anyone could declare this was not terrorism at this early stage is beyond me. Terrorism is associated with an attempt by threat or actual...
  • Oil - Subprime - what will be the THIRD "October Surprise" of 2008?

    10/11/2008 5:43:01 AM PDT · by ceoinva · 13 replies · 1,364+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/27/2004 | Unknown
    CBS News apparently had an October surprise of its own for President Bush. The network, already reeling from accusations of bias over anchorman Dan Rather's use of bogus memos to challenge Mr. Bush's Texas Air National Guard record, acknowledged yesterday in a statement that it had planned to air a story critical of the Bush administration's handling of Iraqi munitions Sunday on "60 Minutes," two days before the presidential election.
  • It's....The October Issue- Ladies' Hmmmm? Journal !!

    10/09/2008 9:13:20 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 307+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 10/10/08 | vanity
    It's that time again ! Tricky Treats for Kitties,relationships and more !!
  • Fox & Friends Said McCain Campaign to Be On Later With *BIG* News!

    10/09/2008 3:26:59 AM PDT · by molly_jack2007 · 570 replies · 47,470+ views
    10/9/08 | Jack
    Just turned on Fox & Friends. They said that the McCain people will be on this morning with Big news and they would immediately get a response from the Obama campaign. Meanwhile, while we wait they are FURIOUS about Acorn and are hyping the Acorn story big time.....
  • Why the Paulson Plan is DOA (MAR 08!!!)

    10/03/2008 10:15:22 AM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 2 replies · 389+ views
    business week ^ | March 30 2008 | Michael Mandel
    Why the Paulson Plan is DOA Posted by: Michael Mandel on March 30 Let’s see. In the middle of perhaps the greatest financial upheaval since the Great Depression, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson is proposing a change in financial regulations which basically amounts to a big wink to Wall Street. His plan will go nowhere, both for political and practical reasons. In fact, it does not even meet the minimum standard of improving transparency, which would reduce the possibility of a similar crisis in the future. The main point of the Paulson plan is to make regulation more efficient. It notes...
  • Democrats have already launched their "October surprise" (Freepers put the pieces together)

    10/02/2008 11:12:49 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 65 replies · 2,612+ views
    self | 10/2/08
    Freepers, the Democrats have already launched their "October Surprise" and they have been planning it for a while. Democrats know they win when they can make the economy the #1 issue (Remember, "it is the economy stupid.") This whole economic crisis has been in the making for a while and the Socialists and Soros have decided to pour gasoline on the fire just in time for the election ("surprise, surprise." This could backfire on the Democrats if the House decides to reject the Bailout Package and the Republicans start to attack the Democrats on them creating this mess (Freddie Mac...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, 2008

    09/30/2008 10:21:35 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 2,922 replies · 17,283+ views
    October 1, 2008 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • October Surprises?

    09/23/2008 7:45:42 AM PDT · by molly_jack2007 · 38 replies · 125+ views
    9/23/08 | Jack
    October is almost here. Summer is over, the leaves have begun to change and as it is every four years America is in the final throws of a presidential election. In the past one side or the other has came up with "October Surprises", a term usually intended to mean that one campaign has found some type of "Nuclear" option against the other. The news media is on fire today discussing the soon to be played McCain/Palin ad's that detail Obama's associations to fanatical fringes of society. Is this the "October Surprise" or should we pay attention to what is...
  • Corker Signs Letter Urging End To Ban On Offshore Oil (Preparation for Battle Begins)

    09/13/2008 9:23:52 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 21 replies · 254+ views ^ | 09/13/2008 | The Greeneville Sun
    U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., joined a group of senators Thursday in a letter asking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to allow the Oct. 1, 2008, expiration of current bans on American energy exploration and production. The letter was authored by U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C. In addition to DeMint and Corker, the letter is signed by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and 36 other Republican senators. "We need a balanced approach that will allow us to produce more energy here at home and use less, with a strong emphasis on conservation as we move...
  • The boy who is allergic to almost EVERY food

    10/02/2007 3:51:14 AM PDT · by 8mmMauser · 338 replies · 2,591+ views
    The Evening Standard, London ^ | October 2, 2007 | unknown
    Tyler Savage: he is fed through a tube in his stomach A boy of 12 suffers from so many allergies that he is able to eat only five foods. Tyler Savage is violently ill every time he is given dishes containing dairy products or wheat, gluten, eggs, lactose and soya. The sole foods he is allowed are chicken, carrots, grapes, potatoes and apples. To help him survive, minerals and vitamins are pumped directly into his stomach through a tube. Tyler started to fall ill at the age of six when even a morsel of food would leave him writhing...
  • Bush's October surprise - it's coming

    09/23/2006 11:48:29 AM PDT · by Signalman · 42 replies · 5,032+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | April 11, 2006 | Spengler
    One hears not an encouraging word about US President George W Bush these days, even from Republican loyalists. Yet I believe that Bush will stage the strongest political comeback of any US politician since Abraham Lincoln won re-election in 1864 in the midst of the American Civil War. Two years ago I wrote that Bush would win a second term as president but live to regret it. Iraq's internal collapse and the president's poll numbers bear my forecast out. But Bush's Republicans will triumph in next November's congressional elections for the same reason that Bush beat Democratic challenger John Kerry...
  • Press Conf. Aug 3: Nat'l Anti-Murtha Vets Rally, Oct in Johnstown,PA - John O'Neill main speaker

    07/31/2006 8:14:47 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 103 replies · 1,888+ views ^ | 7/31/2006 | IPWGOP
    Press Conference August 3, 2006to announce details of aNational Veterans Rallyto be held in Rep. John Murtha's hometown of Johnstown, PA! Johnstown PA... A press conference will be held on Thursday August 3rd at 11am to make public the details of a national veterans rally to be held in Johnstown, PA.  The press conference will be held in front of Congressman John Murtha’s office, 647 Main Street, Johnstown, PA 15901. Chief Swiftboater John O'Neill co-author of "Unfit For Command" is scheduled asmain speaker at this national rally! Local rally organizers will announce that the national veterans organization “Vets for the...
  • Texas October Flood of 1994 (Vanity)

    03/18/2006 12:38:27 PM PST · by Ptarmigan · 8 replies · 1,269+ views
    East Pacific Hurricane Rosa makes landfall on the west coast of Mexico on October 14, 1994 as a Category 2 hurricane with 100 mph winds. Then it moves over the mountains and weakens. However, its moisture remains and heads towards Texas. A strong cold front over Texas and high pressure system over Canada cause the remnant of Hurricane Rosa to stall over Texas. Rain starts to fall on October 15th. Many areas got 1 to 2 inches of rain. Then it rains again on the 16th. Later that night and well into the early morning hours of the 17th, heavy...