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  • After over 15 years - time to say goodbye to Free Republic

    09/05/2015 6:15:18 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 259 replies
    n/a | 9-5-15 | me
    Time to move on. Too juvenile and too much name-calling. Not near the level of critical thinking that used to go on back in the day. I wish the best to all the good ones left out there.
  • Meet Brazil's 'Confederados': South American Descendants Of Rebels Who Fled US After Civil War

    04/27/2015 3:51:01 PM PDT · by drewh · 50 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 17:02 EST, 27 April 2015 | By Associated Press
    It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbecue and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt buckles to motorcycle vests to trucker caps. But Sunday's party marking the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War took about 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) south of the South, in a rural Brazilian town colonized by families fleeing Reconstruction. Thousands turn out every year, including many who trace their ancestry back to the dozens of families who, enticed by...
  • State Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. (& son) indicted for embezzlement (RAT turned R then back to RAT)

    12/14/2010 9:25:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/14/10 | CHUCK BENNETT
    State Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. indicted for embezzlementBy CHUCK BENNETT Last Updated: 5:49 PM, December 14, 2010 Pedro Espada Jr, the scandal-scarred outgoing state Senate majority leader, was indicted today in Brooklyn federal court for allegedly looting his Bronx health clinic and using the money for lavish meals, Broadway tickets — and a downpayment on a Bentley. The long-expected indictments came months after Espada – who stalled state government last year when he bolted from the Democratic to Republican party then back again – lost his primary re-election campaign. Espada and his son, Pedro Gautier Espada, are due in court...
  • Ex-Los Alamos Scientist, Wife Indicted in Alleged Atomic Weapon Conspiracy

    09/17/2010 12:45:21 PM PDT · by DFG · 61 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09/17/10 | AP
    A scientist and his wife who used to work at a high-level U.S. energy laboratory were arrested Friday after an FBI sting operation and indicted on charges of conspiring to help develop a nuclear weapon for Venezuela. After their arrest, the two appeared in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They dealt with an FBI undercover agent posing as a Venezuelan agent. The government did not allege that Venezuela or anyone working for it sought U.S. secrets.
  • Immigration Song

    06/18/2007 10:35:39 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 4 replies · 458+ views
    Liberalslife ^ | 6/19/07
    This song is sung about immigration by a "Mexican" named "Pedro". It's quite funny. Just click on the link and click song. It took like two minutes for me to download with dial up. I had a good laugh. :)
  • Sweet! Preston (Idaho) now reigns as geek-chic capital (Napoleon Dynamite Alert)

    03/04/2005 7:28:44 AM PST · by Dr. Zzyzx · 84 replies · 5,645+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | 3.4.05 | Rebecca Boone
          PRESTON, Idaho — Talk to a Preston resident for any length of time and you're likely to hear the town's new mantra:       "There's a little bit of Napoleon in all of us," says lifelong resident Thedora Petterborg. "Who hasn't felt like that once in a while?"       It's been several months since Napoleon Dynamite became America's favorite nerd. The movie, written and directed by freshman filmmaker Jared Hess and based in Preston, was a surprise success, grossing $44.5 million in the United States and gaining near cult status with December's release on...
  • Agents seize $1M marijuana load

    02/11/2005 4:31:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 62 replies · 1,133+ views
    PALOMINAS - More than $1 million worth of marijuana was seized Wednesday by agents from the U.S. Border Patrol's Naco Station after a vehicle pursuit. At approximately 9:45 p.m., agents observed a pickup truck illegally enter the United States about eight miles west of the Naco Port of Entry, according to a press release from the agency's Tucson Sector. The truck's driver was unaware he had been spotted and drove slowly along local ranch roads until the truck reached Highway 92. When an agent attempted to stop the vehicle on the highway near Miller Canyon Road, the driver performed an...
  • Teacher Refuses New Reading Program (honored with award 2 years later)

    01/28/2005 9:04:17 AM PST · by OrangeDaisy · 16 replies · 1,231+ views (Nashville, TN) ^ | 1-24-2005 | Larry Brinton
    WSMV-TV, Nashville, Tennessee, E-mail: January 24, 2005 The cream always come to the top. Now let's think back a bit, about two years ago. Ann Zimmerman was a widely-praised Metro School teacher with a lot of experience. Along came Metro Schools Director Pedro Garcia, who required students to be taught from a remedial reading program called "Language!" Zimmerman believed the program was a step-back for her students and that "Language!" contained too many errors and too much jargon. She put her foot down and said no way was she going to use the controversial program for her students. Zimmerman...
  • Red Sox 6 - Reds - Game 1 1975 World Seeries

    01/03/2005 7:02:09 PM PST · by JimVT · 2 replies · 269+ views
    I just had the pleasure of watching game 1 of the 1975 Red Sox - Reds World Series at Fenway.
  • Martinez set for MRI: Contrary to rumors, shoulder to be examined

    12/15/2004 5:07:02 AM PST · by bikepacker67 · 3 replies · 439+ views
    Two days before Pedro Martinez [stats, news] was expected to officially become a New York Met, unconfirmed rumors and erroneous reports about the health of his shoulder dominated the airwaves and Internet chatrooms yesterday. One false rumor maintained Martinez would not undergo an MRI of his right shoulder and arm, which is standard procedure for any major league pitcher undergoing a physical before signing a new contract. Martinez is scheduled to receive one today under the supervision of Mets team doctor David Altchek in New York. The MRI exam will be the first performed on Martinez' shoulder since he hurt...
  • Caption Kerry and Pedro

    10/13/2004 9:40:12 PM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 29 replies · 1,159+ views
    bling bling ^ | 10.14.04
  • Boston's ace isn't right

    04/02/2002 1:57:41 PM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 2 replies · 193+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 04/02/2002 | Gordon Edes
    <p>Sympathy comes in short supply in the baseball business. For the fans, it's a game, but for the people who actually put on the uniform, the endeavor to beat the opponent is an earnest one with a black-and-white bottom line: If you won, you really don't care why the other guys lost. Bad luck, injury, off-the-field calamity. That's not our problem, it's yours.</p>