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  • Deadly Ozone From Drive-Thru Mania (Save the planet - ban the window?)

    01/09/2008 7:43:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 202+ views
    Ezine ^ | 2007 | Kellie Hastings
    Deadly Ozone From Drive-Thru ManiaBy Kellie Hastings Edmonton's drive-thrus contribute 750 tons of Green House Gases into the atmosphere in one month alone. In one year that's 9000 tons from one city! Is it possible that the time has come for us to re-evaluate the importance of what we're actually breathing in here? Should we re-consider the consequences of this unnecessary convenience just to eliminate that simple walk? This alarming discovery was given immediate attention by CTV news and revealing these startling estimated statistics May 30 2007 the source came from the University of Calgary. Their research was based on...
  • Did the Attack Ads, Illegal Immigration Work in 2007?

    11/07/2007 7:23:33 PM PST · by Dane · 148 replies · 157+ views
    WSLS-TV ^ | 11/07/07
    Another tactic that didn't work is illegal immigration. Before Election Day both sides talked it up. ...“I am tough on illegal immigration,” Dr. Mike Breiner said during a WSLS interview. The day before the election Virginia GOP Party Chair John Hager said, “Illegal immigration and our plan to deal with that seems to have had a lot of impact, particularly in Northern Virginia.” But, that didn't pan out when people actually started casting votes. “It probably kept some races closer in nova, but it was not the magic bullet that republicans thought it was going to be to save any...
  • NASA: Ozone hole returns to average size (But it's still the size of North America.)

    10/19/2007 7:27:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 83+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/19/07 | Seth Borenstein - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Antarctic ozone hole is back to an average size, shrinking about 16 percent from last year's record high, NASA said Friday. But it's still the size of North America. The ozone hole in mid-September reached a maximum size of 9.7 million square miles, down from its peak of 11.5 million square miles last year, said NASA atmospheric scientist Paul Newman. Human produced gases, containing chlorine and bromine, damage the Earth's protective ozone layer, forming a hole over the South Pole and into the Southern hemisphere. Because the ozone layer protects life on Earth by blocking ultraviolet rays,...
  • The Social Conservatives Commit Suicide

    10/18/2007 11:52:40 AM PDT · by POLSJoe · 87 replies · 70+ views
    On February 6th 2008, Americans will turn on their televisions, open up newspapers, and/or turn on the radio to discover that their choices for the 2008 election will be Hillary Clinton and Rudolph Giuliani. A few hours later, James Dobson or Randy Thomasson of “Focus on the Family,” and “Save California,” respectively will announce their plan to run for president, under the Christian Freedom Party, or the so-called Constitution party. Social Conservatives and Liberals alike will orgasm simultaneously at the moment of this event. Come November 8th 2008 Hillary will win the election, with 46% of the popular vote, Giuliani...
  • The Truth About Greenland (Inconvenient Global Warming Truth Alert)

    10/10/2007 7:08:37 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 27 replies · 1,310+ views ^ | 10-10-07 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From Houston up first, this is Shannon, and welcome to the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Sweet southern mega dittos from a longtime listener, Rush. I've been listening to you since 1989, and I'm really proud to talk to you. RUSH: Thank you very much, sir. CALLER: I wanted to talk to you really quick about the "hole" in the ozone layer theory and manmade global warming and all of that. My dad works for the national scientific balloon facility in Palestine, Texas, and they are the folks that send down the weather balloons to Antarctica and do...
  • 2007 Ozone Hole 'Smaller Than Usual'

    10/05/2007 7:35:25 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 754+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10-4-2007 | European Space Agency
    European Space Agency Date: October 4, 2007 2007 Ozone Hole 'Smaller Than Usual' Science Daily — The ozone hole over Antarctica has shrunk 30 percent as compared to last year's record size. According to measurements made by ESA’s Envisat satellite, this year’s ozone loss peaked at 27.7 million tonnes, compared to the 2006 record ozone loss of 40 million tonnes. Ozone hole over Antarctica measured in September 2007 by Envisat. The ozone loss in 2007 peaked at 27.7 million tonnes, compared to the 2006 record ozone loss of 40 million tonnes. (Credit: KNMI - ESA) Ozone loss is derived by...
  • VANITY - Question about NATURE.COM

    09/27/2007 2:18:04 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies · 313+ views
    09/27/2007 | Me
    QUESTION: Does anybody here on FR have a subscription at NATURE.COM? I have been furiously trying to find the article: "Chemists poke holes in ozone theory" that RUSH referenced on his show today about the OZONE depletions may NOT be caused by CFC's after all! Every Google link I find is tied back to NATURE.COM and no excerpts are found.............. If you have a NATURE.COM subscription, please post the article, if possible......
  • Governments Agree to Accelerated Freeze and Phase-out of HCFCs

    09/24/2007 10:45:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies · 90+ views ^ | 09/24/2007 | Staff
    Delegates from 190 countries plus the European Commission have agreed to accelerate the freeze and phase-out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), chemicals that were used to replace the more ozone-damaging chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). The decision, made at the 19th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, follows mounting evidence that HCFCs contribute to global warming. The agreement freezes production of HCFCs in 2013 at the average production levels in 2009-2010 and brings forward the final phase-out date by ten years. Developed countries will reduce production and consumption by 75% by 2010 and by 90% by 2015—final phase out is in 2020. Developing...
  • More Good News for the Ozone Layer

    09/16/2007 10:01:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 197+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 11 September 2007 | Phil Berardelli
    Thin blue line. Earth's protective ozone layer is still hurting, but measurements of hydrogen chloride in the atmosphere (bottom, years 1970-2007) show a decline in levels of one destructive chemical.Credit: (Top) NASA/GSFC/SVC; (Bottom) L. Wallace and W. C. Livingston, Geophysical Research Letters, 34 (17 August 2007)The nations of the world might be deadlocked over what to do about greenhouse gases, but one important agreement reached 20 years ago seems to have produced tangible benefits for the atmosphere and Earth's inhabitants. Researchers tracking one of the chemicals that is most destructive to the ozone layer have found that its levels...
  • Kyoto scheme hurting ozone layer

    09/16/2007 7:59:18 PM PDT · by leebert · 10 replies · 211+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 13, 2007 | Gerard Wynn
    Kyoto's carbon-credit system subverted via cheating: Chemical producers in Kyoto "poor countries," seeking to double their salable CO2 credit allotments, are scamming the UN's Kyoto carbon credit system. In addition to this intentional cheating, the byproducts are ozone-depleting chemicals, counter-productive to Montreal Protocol's goal to preserve ozone layer. By intentionally exploiting loopholes in the credit allotment scheme to combat certain refrigerants classified as greenhouse gases, chemical firms in Kyoto "poor nations" get paid to destroy the very chemicals they're intentionally manufacturing in their clever shell game. Kyoto can be seen as a scheme that has inadvertently accelerated globalization. With carbon-credit...
  • Lindsay Lohan Pictured With Saran Wrap Under Leg Device

    07/29/2007 8:10:11 PM PDT · by SherryYT · 59 replies · 3,033+ views
    Star Magazine, July 30th Edition, MAGAZINE MISSED IT! | July 29, 2007 | SherryYT
    Page 46, July 30, 2007 Issue of Star Magazine has a picture of Lindsay Lohan sitting on what looks to be a tall bar stool. Her legs straddle that stool and its legs. The lightening is low. The magazine states that it is Lindsay at the Pussycat Dolls in Las Vegas at the PURE night club on July 14th. What they failed to see..............

    07/28/2007 5:30:18 PM PDT · by EABBOTT · 36 replies · 1,538+ views
  • Zot! The truths behind the Hilary Clinton video

    06/25/2007 10:21:15 AM PDT · by ToxicAmerica · 61 replies · 3,730+ views
    Youtube ^ | 6/21/07 | Lloyd Kaufman
    <p>I recently found this video blog posted by independent film maker and independent art advocate, Lloyd Kaufman. He addresses the recent Hilary Clinton parody video that gained momentory media attention. Although the attention it originally got was positive, Kaufman's attention is certainly not. What do you all think? Are his claims warranted and are his concerns legitimated?</p>
  • Bernie Goldberg

    06/12/2007 7:41:47 AM PDT · by limbaughfan · 84 replies · 1,454+ views
    Has anyone else noticed he has been saying horrible things about Ann Coulter, for example he said she is screwing up the country and so forth. I don't know about y'all but I won't be buying any of his books.
  • Freep this site

    03/27/2007 8:43:05 AM PDT · by tulsaguy1946 · 37 replies · 952+ views
    "thanks to the Bush administration's new standards, our military's collective IQ may not be above 100"
  • How to buy a new gun in California?

    04/18/2007 9:04:07 PM PDT · by RoseRose · 152 replies · 16,231+ views
    personal | 4/18/07 | Rose
    How can I buy a gun for protection in California? what are the steps? please help! I know nothing ... it would be great if you could also advise the model you would recommend too. thank you
  • Solar 'superflare' shredded Earth's ozone

    04/04/2007 10:20:02 AM PDT · by Freeport · 61 replies · 2,214+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 23 March 2007 | Kelly Young
    The largest solar flare in the last 500 years may have shredded Earth's ozone layer to a greater extent than human-made chemicals have in recent decades, new research suggests, but the effect was only temporary. If such a flare occurred today, it would likely be even more damaging to the ozone and could increase the rate of skin cancer around the world. On 1 September 1859, the Sun expelled huge quantities of high-energy protons in a 'superflare'. The event was seen on Earth by an observer who noticed a white spot on the Sun suddenly brighten for about five minutes....
  • Caption this Pic of Algoracle!

    03/21/2007 2:24:36 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 97 replies · 6,936+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 3-21-07
    "And the idea was, the shark comes to the nearest man, that man, he starts poundin' and hollerin' and screamin', sometime's the shark goes away, sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometime's that shark, he looks right into ya, right into your eyes. And another thing about that shark. He's got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he bites you." Quint from Jaws
  • New speed limits on I-81 at Tennessee line (environMENTAL alert!)

    02/07/2007 8:52:37 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies · 1,379+ views
    WDBJ7 ^ | February 5, 2007 | Associated Press
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. Motorists are warned to watch their speed on Interstate 81 after they cross into northeast Tennessee. The speed limit has dropped there, starting today. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is posting new lower speed limit signs. The speed limit for truckers will drop from 70-to-55 miles per hour. The new speed limit for everyone else will be 65 miles per hour. The reductions will affect more than 22 miles on I-81 and 12-and-a-half miles on I-26, from the Tennessee-Virginia border to the Sullivan-Washington county line. Local officials requested the change to help bring the county into line with...
  • Clearing the Air: Up against a deadline

    01/14/2007 3:58:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 538+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 14, 2007 | Dallas Morning News
    Elected officials, business leaders and environmental watchdogs, invited by the editorial board, recently met at The Dallas Morning News to discuss clean air issues. This is the first of three excerpted transcripts from the roundtable. The speakers quoted: Colleen McCain Nelson, editorial writer; Margaret Keliher, Dallas County judge through 2006; Richard Greene, regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency; Tom "Smitty" Smith, director of Public Citizen's Texas office; Jim Schermbeck, Downwinders at Risk board member; Todd Campbell, director of public policy for Clean Energy and mayor of Burbank, Calif.; Al Armendariz, assistant professor, SMU School of Engineering; Robert Cluck, Arlington...
  • Denver temperatures in December 1.39ºC higher than average (up to Dec. 26th)

    12/31/2006 9:51:11 AM PST · by jeanpaulsartre77 · 100 replies · 1,954+ views
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ^ | 12/29/2006 | NOAA Climate Center
    I found this unbelievable. Even with all this snow, mean temperatures in Denver, CO are not lower than usual. Fascinating.
  • You're better off not being a Mormon

    11/21/2006 9:15:22 PM PST · by southwilby · 151 replies · 2,402+ views
    You can be prayed into heaven if you're not a mormon, but if you are a morman you take the chance of going to hell. Why would you be a mormon?
  • Ozone hole may soon shrink

    11/16/2006 3:50:20 PM PST · by SF Republican · 35 replies · 632+ views
    BBC ^ | 11/15/06
    David Hofman and Susan Solomon, two scientists who had helped alert the world to the existence of a menacing hole in the stratospheric ozone layer above Antarctica, recently reported that this worrisome feature of the atmosphere appears to have stopped widening. After the hole was discovered in 1986, international agreements were reached to end the use of ozone-depleting chemicals (chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs), and these measures may allow the hole to "heal" completely sometime over the next century.
  • Volcanic aerosol clouds and gases lead to ozone destruction

    11/10/2006 5:58:53 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 52 replies · 1,034+ views
    EurekAlert! News ^ | November 8, 2006 | Staff
    Volcanic eruptions destroy ozone and create 'mini-ozone holes', according to two new studies by researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. The new research, spearheaded by Dr Genevieve Millard at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, discovered that volcanic gases released during eruptions accelerate reactions that lead to ozone destruction. The researchers found that even relatively small volcanic eruptions can destroy ozone and create localised 'holes' in the stratosphere. Previously, scientists had concentrated on the climatic effects of the tiny particles of volcanic sulphate created from the sulphur dioxide gas emitted during an eruption. For the first...
  • NASA and NOAA Announce Antarctic Ozone Hole is a Record Breaker

    10/23/2006 3:16:29 PM PDT · by EBH · 56 replies · 969+ views
    Environmental Resource Center ^ | 10/23/2006 | Staff
    NASA and NOAA scientists report this year's ozone hole in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere has broken records for area and depth. The ozone layer acts to protect life on Earth by blocking harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun. The "ozone hole" is a severe depletion of the ozone layer high above Antarctica. It is primarily caused by human-produced compounds that release chlorine and bromine gases in the stratosphere... "From September 21 to 30, the average area of the ozone hole was the largest ever observed, at 10.6 million square miles," said Paul Newman, atmospheric scientist at NASA's...
  • Extended South Pole cold spell blamed for bigger hole in ozone.

    10/22/2006 11:34:03 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 25 replies · 911+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/20/06 | Carl T. Hall
    "That hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica is back -- and bigger than ever, scientists said Wednesday. Not to worry. The environmental nightmare of the '80s, which once seemed intent on killing every living thing on the planet, has become a toothless blowhard these days, expected to shrink to virtually nothing in a mere six decades." "Scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colo., who issued the latest measurements, said the ozone hole expanded this year mainly because of an extended cold spell at the South...
  • Record ozone loss over Antarctic this year: agency (ESA)

    10/02/2006 2:19:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 640+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/2/06 | Reuters
    PARIS (Reuters) - A satellite has detected record losses of ozone over Antarctica this year, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Monday, further damaging the shield that protects the Earth from cancer-causing ultraviolet rays. In the past decade, the level of ozone in the Earth's atmosphere has fallen by about 0.3 percent, increasing the risk of skin cancer, cataracts and harm to marine life, ESA added. The presence of a hole in the ozone layer over the Antarctic was first recognized in 1985. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said earlier this month that the hole was nearing its record...
  • Conservative Republicans and Government Benefits ZOTTED

    09/03/2006 10:21:02 AM PDT · by Gomer Pile · 71 replies · 1,615+ views
    I am a conservative Republican, and due to circumstances, I currently recieve SSI, AFDC, and food stamps. I voted for Bush twice and would do so again as he really is a compassionate conservative. Have any other conservatives here ever received government benefits?
  • Zotted Trolls Love Socialism is the best form of government (and here why)

    08/28/2006 1:33:08 PM PDT · by hand out love all · 5,619 replies · 20,392+ views
    Socialism is best because under socialism. No one has to worry about being poor or starving to death. No one is poor, unemployed, discriminated, everyone is equal reguardless or race or creed. Today such ideas are condemned as evil. Any attempt to protest against slavery and genocide and human rights violations are met with the cries of COMMUNISM! By the religious right and then they conjure up stories about Stalin, Gulags, tortue, police state etc. So therefore we must stick with the current system of sweat shop slavery, poverty and racism while rich people who already have all they will...
  • Ozone-Friendly Chemicals Lead to Warming

    08/20/2006 9:07:15 AM PDT · by SmithL · 33 replies · 1,390+ views
    AP ^ | 8/20/6 | JOHN HEILPRIN
    Cool your home, warm the planet. When more than two dozen countries undertook in 1989 to fix the ozone hole over Antarctica, they began replacing chloroflourocarbons in refrigerators, air conditioners and hair spray. But they had little idea that using other gases that contain chlorine or fluorine instead also would contribute greatly to global warming. CFCs destroy ozone, the atmospheric layer that helps protect against the sun's most harmful rays, and trap the earth's heat, contributing to a rise in average surface temperatures. In theory, the ban should have helped both problems. But the countries that first signed the Montreal...
  • Of Ants and Men: A Greener Daydream

    08/18/2006 8:18:22 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 252+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 18, 2006 | Doug Bandow
    Reading A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet's Future (Oxford University Press, 2006, 288pp.) reminds one of the advocates of civil religion: it’s important that Americans believe in God, whichever one they choose. Roger S. Gottlieb, a philosophy professor, wants believers to be green, and Greens to be believers, whichever God they choose. The book offers a read that is simultaneously entertaining and surreal. Perhaps no surprise, Gottlieb is suffused with all of the usual liberal nostrums. The environment is under catastrophic attack; capitalism is environmentally destructive; globalization wreaks havoc around the world; only draconian regulatory mandates can save...
  • Top lobbyist for most powerful homosexual State House lobbying group arrested for soliciting...

    08/13/2006 6:15:16 PM PDT · by troysgirl · 53 replies · 1,928+ views
    MassResistance ^ | 7-30-06 | MassResistance
    The most visible male homosexual lobbyist in the Massachusetts State House has been arrested for soliciting oral sex from college students at the University of Massachusetts, according to newspaper reports. William Conley works for the Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus and has been the point man for coordinating legislative support for funding homosexual programs (including the new "Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth") in the public schools, as well as same-sex "marriage", repeal of the sodomy laws, and other homosexual-related legislation.Conley has been a member of the "Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth", and has now become a...
  • Al-gebran

    08/06/2006 5:13:02 PM PDT · by kralcmot · 61 replies · 1,072+ views
    email | unknown | unknown
    At New York's Kennedy airport today, an individual later discovered to be a public school teacher, was arrested trying to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a setsquare, a slide rule, and a calculator. At a morning press conference, Attorney General Gonzales said he believes the man is a member of the notorious al-gebra movement. He is being charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction. "Al-gebra is a fearsome cult," Gonzales said. "They desire average solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in a search of absolute value....
  • Social Conservatism

    08/04/2006 9:03:45 PM PDT · by traviskicks · 55 replies · 1,582+ views
    Neoperspectives ^ | 8/1/06 | me
    Social Conservatism Posted 8/1/06 (By Travis)Social Conservatism8/1/06 In principle, Conservatives and Libertarians see eye to eye in regards to economic freedom. They believe that individual Americans will collectively spend their own money much more efficiently and benefit society more than government spending. They believe burdensome regulations limit prosperity and harms business. They understand the harmfulness of socialized health care and retirement schemes.      However, there seem to be differences in scope between the two ideologies. Conservatives don't seem to have the same degree of, for lack of a better word, anti-governmentism. They don't seem to realize the degree which government...
  • "Michael Moore claims: Republicans hug me now" - yea, right!

    08/01/2006 11:00:55 AM PDT · by jon747 · 31 replies · 1,110+ views
    Michael Moore says he is even more popular these days and Repbulicans come up to hug him. Even if you could fit your arms around him, would you want to hug this guy?
  • Against zotting...

    07/25/2006 9:55:01 PM PDT · by Philistone · 138 replies · 2,358+ views
    As someone who was (unfairly?) zotted oh so many moons ago because as a n00b I didn't understand the point to which some mods didn't understand sarcasm, I would like to put forward the (perhaps heretical) notion that we shouldn't be quite so quick on the zot. Recently, a FReeper put forward the notion of a "probationary period" before being allowed to post. I would argue that as long as the posts are rated "PG" (I understand that this is a family chat board) we should allow ALL viewpoints to be presented here. There are a couple of good reasons:...
  • Sick and Tired of people dissing Tony Stewart

    07/17/2006 4:11:49 AM PDT · by SmokesAngel · 35 replies · 1,057+ views
    Sick of people ripping on Smoke
  • Give Il Dork Dong What He Does Not Want(Vanity)

    07/07/2006 11:00:02 AM PDT · by 18yearold · 72 replies · 2,012+ views
    I am sorry for my first thread to be a vanity. I have lurked so long here and have enjoyed the give and take. I just graduated HS, and I know I am not as learned as most of you out there but I have a question...... Why not just open up to NK? The worst possible thing that douche would want is open borders. Let ustrade, and our allies trade with NK and then the people there will see what the truth is and rise up. I knoe this seems over simplified, but this nut in NK scares me.
  • NASA Study Finds Clock Ticking Slower On Ozone Hole Recovery

    06/30/2006 7:43:05 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 45 replies · 763+ views
    NASA ^ | Junen 29, 2006 | Staff
    The Antarctic ozone hole's recovery is running late. According to a new NASA study, the full return of the protective ozone over the South Pole will take nearly 20 years longer than scientists previously expected. Scientists from NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., have developed a new tool, a math-based computer model, to better predict when the ozone hole will recover. The Antarctic ozone hole is a massive loss of ozone high in the atmosphere (the stratosphere) that occurs each spring in the Southern Hemisphere. The ozone hole is...
  • 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
  • What's wrong with you people? ZOTTED by a corrupt mod.

    06/02/2006 4:18:08 PM PDT · by ladya · 162 replies · 3,955+ views
    My own brain | 06-02-06 | ladya, as told to Vito “The Big Cheese” Provalone.
    What's wrong with you people? Your corrupt, despicable party has control of everything and you still complain. Whine and bitch. Whine and bitch. I feel sorry for you. Bill O'Reilly, Tom Delay, Rush Limbaugh mentality makes for a new meaning for Republican "CONVICTION".
  • 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..

    05/26/2006 10:33:30 AM PDT · by ronaldbizworld · 5,033 replies · 24,023+ views
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  • Report: Ozone Hole May Disappear by 2050 (Algore the last to know...)

    05/20/2006 8:13:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 856+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/20/06
    Report: Ozone Hole May Disappear by 2050Sat May 20, 9:01 AM ET TOKYO - The ozone hole over the Antarctic is likely to begin contracting in the future and may disappear by 2050 because of a reduction in the release of chlorofluorocarbons and other ozone-depleting gases, according to a team of Japanese scientists. The findings are based on a series of numerical simulations carried out by Eiji Akiyoshi of the National Institute for Environmental Studies, near Tokyo, using projected emissions of chlorofluorocarbons and other gases blamed for the ozone hole. According to a report posted Friday on the institute's Web...
  • money

    05/12/2006 12:26:31 PM PDT · by marke · 89 replies · 2,016+ views
    me | 5/12/2006 | mcoe
    i think someone hit on how to get those bums in washington to feel pain cut off the money put the word out to all small donatees no money period, if that continues for 2 months the tide will change quickly. its much easier that a protest march!
  • ZOT Walmart

    05/11/2006 2:39:00 PM PDT · by dabeast12 · 73 replies · 1,439+ views
    Wal-Mart news latter | 5-11-06 | dabeast12
    Why do people dislike Wal-Mart if it sells things at a reasonable price
  • Raids shut down alleged illegal gambling establishments in Appalachia

    05/08/2006 9:59:21 PM PDT · by girl_talk1999 · 11 replies · 839+ views
    Kingsport Times-News ^ | 05/09/2006 | CARMEN MUSICK
    Raids shut down alleged illegal gambling establishments in Appalachia Published 05/09/2006 By CARMEN MUSICK -Kingsport Times-News APPALACHIA - Virginia State Police converged on Main Street in Appalachia Saturday, shutting down four alleged illegal gambling establishments and seizing nearly $20,000 in cash and an untold amount of gambling supplies and paraphernalia. Wise County Special Prosecutor Tim McAfee said close to 40 law enforcement officers were involved in the search and seizure effort, "searching illegal gambling houses and associated residences, persons and vehicles." No arrests were made Saturday. The investigation is ongoing. "Our job today is primarily to close the gambling down,...
  • Raleigh's ozone water filter still a worry

    05/05/2006 8:39:24 PM PDT · by lafroste · 2 replies · 263+ views
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | May 04, 2006 | Sarah Lindenfeld Hall and Javier Serna, Staff Writers
    For six years, a $15 million system to disinfect water at the city's treatment plant has rarely worked as intended.Now City Council members are asking about the equipment that uses ozone to treat water. The city is spending $180,000 for consultants to investigate the system and other parts of the North Raleigh plant."It was a major investment at the time," Mayor Charles Meeker said. "We all would very much like to see it work the way it was intended. We're mainly trying to sort out where we go from here."Council member Tommy Craven said he expects city officials to get...
  • Ozone layer shows signs of recovery: scientists

    05/03/2006 4:44:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 914+ views
    My Way News ^ | May 3, 2006 | Patricia Reaney
    LONDON (Reuters) - The ozone layer is showing signs of recovering, thanks to a drop in ozone-depleting chemicals, but it is unlikely to stabilize at pre-1980 levels, researchers said on Wednesday. Depletion of the earth's protective ozone layer is caused by the chemical action of chlorine and bromine released by man-made chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which are used in aerosol sprays and cooling equipment. Ozone-depleting chemicals were banned by the 1987 Montreal Protocol which has now been ratified by 180 nations. "We now have some confidence that the ozone layer is responding to the decreases in chlorine levels in the atmosphere due...