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  • Washington Post Admits to Bogus Quote

    09/29/2009 10:44:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies · 2,694+ views
    human events ^ | 9/29/09 | Gary Larson
    Veteran Washington Post reporter Daryl Fears, part of a two-person writer team, unmistakably wrote that filmmaker John O'Keefe had “said” he “targeted” ACORN, the advocacy group, for his candid-camera expose, because it registered voters to defeat Republicans. O'Keefe said no such thing. It was a non-quote made out of whole cloth by reporter Fears, and published as fact on Sept. 17. Making the falsehood exponentially worse, the Post story then was retailed worldwide by the Associated Press.
  • More on Obama's ridiculous foreign policy

    09/22/2009 2:10:53 PM PDT · by Hube · 275+ views
    The Colossus of Rhodey ^ | 9/22/09 | Hube
    The Administration has used the financial collapse that government brought us very well: It gave Congress a “Stimulus” bill that provided more pork than Congress itself might have had the nerve to include while effectively repealing the Clinton/Gingrich reform of federal welfare; it budgeted spending in numbers only computers can handle and it took command of the major banks, a huge chunk of insurance and the U.S. auto industry; to that, it is preparing to add a takeover of the student loan business and wage control of banking and possibly others. Not bad for less than a year’s work! But...
  • 9/11 Truther Van Jones Was Arianna Huffington’s Political Director

    09/05/2009 12:49:10 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 42 replies · 2,314+ views
    CanadaFreePress ^ | 9/4/09 | Matthew Vadum
    Arianna Huffington’s liberal gossip site the Huffington Post has been vigorously defending green jobs czar and 9/11 “truther” Van Jones. It turns out that Jones was Huffington’s grassroots political director when she ran for governor in the 2003 recall election. In fact, Jones, a self-described “communist,” thought Huffington was so wonderful he was part of the effort to draft her to run for office.
  • More Hypocrisy From The Washington Post

    09/02/2009 6:21:11 AM PDT · by 84rules · 2 replies · 437+ views
    84rules News and Commentary Blog ^ | September 2, 2009 | 84rules
    Anyone who remembers this: Washington Post Confesses To Biased Reporting During The 2008 Presidential Campaign 84rules November 11, 2008 Should find no surprise in this: Left-Leaning Washington Post Go After Bob McDonnell 84rules September 2, 2009
  • WORDS HAVE MEANING

    07/13/2009 5:59:23 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 47 replies · 1,732+ views
    07-13-09 | GOP_Lady
     As Rush says ... "Words have meaning."Posters are responsible for what they post. THINK before you post. If you post, YOUR words stand!
  • Washington Post cancels lobbyist event amid uproar

    07/02/2009 11:09:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies · 976+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/2/09 | Mike Allen
    Washington Post Publisher and Chief Executive Officer Katharine Weymouth said today she was cancelling plans for an exclusive "salon" at her home where, for as much as $250,000, the Post offered lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, nonconfrontational access to "those powerful few": Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and even the paper’s own reporters and editors.
  • Duplicate Post Solution (vanity)

    06/20/2009 6:34:30 AM PDT · by eartotheground · 39 replies · 904+ views
    self ^ | June 20, 2009 | eartotheground
    I am constantly seeing examples of Freepers getting "flamed" for "duplicate posting". Sermo.com has some sort of filter that automatically checks your post for duplicates. Mods please take note maybe this will help
  • Stamps set to increase by two cents May 11

    05/08/2009 2:23:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 1,028+ views
    McDuffie Mirror ^ | May 07, 2009 | Lynn Davidson
    Postage rates are increasing on Monday, May 11 for first class postage and other services. .. it's not too late to lock in the current rate by buying Forever Stamps. "If you buy them today at today's price, it doesn't matter if you use them in numerous years to come, even 100 years from now, that stamp will still be good as a first class stamp, even though you paid 42 cents for it," But time is of the essence, because the Forever Stamp rate also will increase on Monday.
  • United States Postal Service

    05/09/2009 1:16:49 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 52 replies · 1,039+ views
    "As the price to mail a letter is set to increase on Monday, mail volume at the U.S. Postal Service continues to drop. To counter the tough times, the government-run service operating 579 post offices across the state will continue to reconfigure its work force and its ability to compete for customers. Brian Watson, 37, of Lowell, said he's getting ready to make the jump from putting his bills in a mailbox to completing the transaction online because of the cost to use the postal system."
  • Denver Post to suspend weekday sales throughout much of Colorado

    04/30/2009 8:58:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 789+ views
    INDenverTimes ^ | April 30, 2009
    The Denver Post announced Thursday that it will stop delivering print copies to the Western Slope, including Grand Junction and farther reaches of Colorado ... Print subscribers will be switched to online subscriptions
  • Did Israel Haters Have A "Lock" Put On My Thread At Free Republic?

    02/13/2009 5:19:56 PM PST · by Amerisrael · 29 replies · 1,306+ views
    The "thread" to the previous post has been "locked" at Free Republic. Still awaiting a response from the webmaster to see what has occurred. A lot of shenanigans have gone on lately. IDF videos being removed from youtube. Atlas Shrugs having Google problems with her article posts being indexed. It is widely believed that anti-Israel haters abused the "flag" function at youtube to have some IDF video clips removed. After many complaints, some were restored. Did some anti-Israel haters at Free Republic abuse the "report abuse" function to have a "lock" put on the thread of my previous post?
  • Welcome to Obama's Post Office.

    02/13/2009 7:47:21 AM PST · by ml/nj · 66 replies · 2,098+ views
    February 13, 2009 | ML/NJ
    I had to mail out a couple of CDs today. I put them in a 6x9 manila envelope along with a stiffener, sealed the thing up, addressed it and brought it to the Post Office. I passed it though the small slot in the bullet proof glass to the clerk who told me it would cost $1.51 to send it. This seemed a bit high to me so I asked the clerk how she arrived at the $1.51 amount. "It's a parcel. You can't fold it," she told me. "The rates went up three weeks ago." "Yeah, okay, but how...
  • obama--possible pics for cabinet

    11/07/2008 4:39:41 PM PST · by General Mosby · 23 replies · 1,470+ views
    MSNBC ^ | today | associated press
    President-elect Obama is weighing an array of Washington insiders and outsiders, including some Republicans, for top administration posts, according to Democratic officials.
  • The morning after: Half of us will be disappointed...

    11/04/2008 10:49:46 AM PST · by steelydan · 9 replies · 738+ views
    My Way News ^ | Ted Anthony
    This article is really an understatement of post election reaction, either way. From the way MSM is handicapping this election, Conservatives will be very bitter but civil about the outcome (presumed Obama victory). However, I for one can vouch that I will have less empathy for the Chosen One as Liberals did for GW Bush. Let's see how the other side likes the negativity associated with their Hero. My opinion, Conservatives will rip him a new one, especially since this will be a learning curve for the presumptious winner, and we will feel like the Liberals did under 8 years...
  • Spread the word - ignore network projections on election night!

    10/25/2008 2:40:48 PM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 12 replies · 450+ views
    frankenMonkey
    Hey All: It's not too early to prepare for election night follies at the news networks. Tell your family, friends, and neighbors to pay no attention to any broadcast news until they have voted (for McCain/Palin of course). Even if the networks proclaim a Nobama landslide, do not become discouraged, do not walk away from the voting booth! To refresh your memory, here's a brief history of the Florida panhandle swindle of 2000: The networks called Florida for Gore early in the evening on election day - before polls had closed in the Florida panhandle, which is part of the...
  • In the Nightmare "The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia"

    10/11/2008 5:42:45 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 26 replies · 1,291+ views
    National Review magazine ^ | Sept. 29, '08 | Ronald Radosh
    We know that history holds many surprises. One doesn't expect to learn more about the secret history of of the Gulag than we already know from both Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Acrcipelago" and Anne Applebaum's "Gulag: A history." This feat, however, is exactly what author Tim Tzouliadis has accomplished: the previously unknown story of the thousands of Americans who, during the Depression, sought employment and a better future in the "worker's paradise" built by the Bolsheviks. All kinds of Americans joined the exodus. Some of them were Communists or fellow-travelors but the majority were average Americans - skilled workers promised paid passage,...
  • Denver Post poll on Palin Speech

    09/04/2008 4:40:08 AM PDT · by Angry Mad Scientist · 20 replies · 655+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 04 September 2008 | The Denver Post
    In the Denver Post Today: Post Poll - Palin's Speech How would you rate Palin's speech at the RNC? (Read this related story)
  • Vice in Go-Go Boots?

    08/31/2008 5:54:55 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 37 replies · 981+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 31, 2008 | Maureen Dowd
  • America is Not Post-Anything

    07/17/2008 6:32:34 AM PDT · by Nony · 34 replies · 83+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | July 17, 2008 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In the last 20 years, we were lectured constantly about “post-industrial” America. Experts proclaimed that the United States had evolved into an “information society” of “high-tech jobs.” The traditional sources of American strength—manufacturing, the production of food and fuel, and the assembling of cars and trucks—were apparently passé. Instead, others less fortunate abroad were to do those more grubby tasks, while Americans, with their BlackBerrys and laptops, funded, organized, lectured and critiqued them. Illegal aliens might cook our meals or change our children’s diapers to free us up for far more important tasks of litigation, finance and environmental review. The...
  • (NY)Post and (NY)Daily News Explore Print Pact (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/15/2008 3:29:12 PM PDT · by abb · 7 replies · 257+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 16, 2008 | Tim Arango
    Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corporation owns The New York Post, and Mortimer B. Zuckerman, the real estate developer and owner of The Daily News, who for years have been bitter tabloid competitors, are considering the unthinkable: cooperation. Representatives of Mr. Zuckerman and Mr. Murdoch have been in discussions for several weeks to find ways to combine some business functions of The Daily News and The Post, according to people briefed on the matter. They spoke anonymously because the talks are at a sensitive stage and both sides had hoped they would remain confidential. Talks between the two papers began in...
  • I REALLY need to understand the rules at FR....ADMIN please clarify

    06/28/2008 5:21:16 AM PDT · by dascallie · 52 replies · 498+ views
    It appears that I post something --I make sure to INCLUDE its source...it is NOT offensive or obscene--and you immediately remove iit....( in this case a portion of a thread i found illuminating from Hillaryclintonforum.net) this happens constantly....and is very frustrating....the "free" in free republic does not appear to hold---perhaps a clarification of your increasingly rigid rules would help? The parameters are so narrow some good content is being unilaterally struck....PLEASE EXPLAIN so that i can contribute in a way that allows my points to be seen. Thank you.
  • Questions For Pastor Wright

    04/30/2008 4:27:53 PM PDT · by LJayne · 4 replies · 145+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/30/08 | Hugh Hewitt
    The issues that remain concern Barack Obama's judgment and his credibility. If Pastor Wright agrees to be interviewed by other than Bill Moyers, the questions should ask not for his opinions on various controversies, but for facts about his relationship with the senator. For instance, did Pastor Wright discuss Louis Farrakhan with Obama before during or after they both attended the Million Man March? Were they together during that trip. Did Senator Obama indicated unease with or criticism of Farrakhan? How often did you see Obama at Trinity on Sunday over the past twenty years? Any particular dates you can...
  • Washington Post Dupes At Winter Soldier II

    03/15/2008 7:10:38 AM PDT · by USMCVIETVET · 1 replies · 211+ views
    Democracy-Project.com ^ | 3/15/08 | Bruce Kesler
    Earlier, describing “Winter Soldier II Off To A Lying Start,” I concluded by noting that “Bloggers today see the Associated Press and Washington Post in the audience. Let’s see whether the American press has learned anything since 1971.” Apparently not. Unless some editor culled out all critical thought, there’s no excuse for the Washington Post’s coverage today. The bald assertions by Iraq Veterans Against the War of atrocities are parroted, without scrutiny.
  • What's up with FR???

    03/02/2008 11:13:30 AM PST · by SandRat · 256 replies · 519+ views
    SandRat
    What's up with the main forum pages??? The abibility to post a new thread directly form the Forum page is missing. We used to be at the top right and now it's gone. To post a new article we have to go to an existing article to find the Post Article link.
  • The slow, ugly death of the Post and Chronicle (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/04/2008 10:54:03 PM PST · by Parody · 15 replies · 262+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 5, 2008 | Les Kinsolving
    In his 1842 classic "Morte d'Arthur," Alfred Lord Tennyson has the dying King Arthur say to his mourners: The old order changeth, yielding place to new; and God fulfills himself in many ways, lest one good custom should corrupt the world. Those Famous Last Words can now apply to two of the best-known and once widely read institutions in the United States, the Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle. Along with almost all of U.S. daily newspapers, these strongly liberal – one of them a one-time toppler of a president of the United States – are beginning to lose,...
  • WashPost critic apologizes for e-mail

    11/14/2007 3:56:41 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 18 replies · 91+ views
    AP, via Yahoo! News ^ | November 13, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON - A Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic for The Washington Post has apologized for sending an angry e-mail in which he called District of Columbia Council member Marion Barry a "crack addict." Tim Page wrote to Barry's aide last week after receiving a press release about the former mayor's views on the financially troubled Greater Southeast Community Hospital. "Must we hear about it every time this crack addict attempts to rehabilitate himself with some new — and typically half-witted — political grandstanding?" the e-mail said. "I'd be grateful if you would take me off your mailing list. I cannot think...
  • Wash Post-ABC Poll Shows Jump For McCain

    11/05/2007 4:12:09 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 22 replies · 123+ views
    Time Magazne ^ | 4 November 2007 | Staff
    GOP: Giuliani 33, McCain 19, Thompson 16, Romney 11, Huckabee 9 Dems: Clinton 49, Obama 26, Edwards 12
  • Paso Robles Post Office removes photos of local soldiers.

    10/20/2007 8:36:34 AM PDT · by Ghostwheel · 29 replies · 127+ views
    From customers to congressmen, the removal of dozens of photos of U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan – many of them with relatives who use the Paso Robles Post Office, where the pictures had been on display for years behind the counter – inspired outrage Friday.
  • Ron Paul: Give Peace a Chance-no possible reason to ever launch military action or initiate a war

    10/11/2007 4:32:06 PM PDT · by SJackson · 319 replies · 4,898+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 11, 2007 | Michael D. Shear
    Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul said today that he could see no possible reason to ever launch military action or initiate a war, vowing instead to battle efforts he said are undermining the individual liberties of people in America. In an interview with Washingtonpost.com's PostTalk program, the Texas congressman said he could see "no reason" to justify military action if he were elected president. He compared the United States to a schoolyard bully and said the country has no reason to flex its muscles overseas. "There's nobody in this world that could possibly attack us today," he said in the...
  • (Vanity) Suggestion for FRs IT Dept. re: duplicate posts

    08/29/2007 11:09:37 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 56 replies · 712+ views
    me | 8/29/07 | me
    I would think that FreeRepublic is primarily a database driven web application. When someone creates a post some table or tables are update with 5 basic pieces of information: The post being replied TO The user posting the message (FROM) The contents of the post A timestamp documenting when the post was created Given these bits of information how hard would it be to simply not allow posting a duplicate of 1, 2, and 3 within a certain time threshold of 4 (maybe 1 minute)? Why not spend the hour it would take to implement this and save everyone the...
  • 6 [described as "Islamic militants" ] charged with plot on Army post in N.J.

    05/08/2007 8:45:00 AM PDT · by bedolido · 55 replies · 1,581+ views
    chron.com ^ | 5-8-2007 | WAYNE PARRY
    FORT DIX, N.J. — Six men described by federal prosecutors as "Islamic militants" were arrested on charges they plotted to attack the Fort Dix Army post and "kill as many soldiers as possible," federal authorities said Tuesday. White House spokesman Tony Snow said Tuesday there is "no direct evidence" that the men have ties to international terrorism
  • The Patriot Post -- Founders Quote Daily

    04/20/2007 2:57:28 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 7 replies · 258+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | Thomas Jefferson
    Jefferson was against any needless official apparel, but if the gown was to carry, he said: "For Heaven's sake discard the monstrous wig which makes the English judges look like rats peeping through bunches of oakum. -- Thomas Jefferson (commenting on judges' apparel)
  • The Patriot Post -- Founders' Quote Daily

    04/17/2007 3:40:05 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 1 replies · 172+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | April 17, 1790 | Benjamin Franklin
    "A dying man can do nothing easy." -- Benjamin Franklin (after his daughter asked him to move, 17 April 1790) Reference: The Life of Franklin, Sparks, vol. 1 (531)
  • Star Wars stamps unveiled in [USA]

    03/29/2007 4:23:14 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 51 replies · 1,070+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, March 29, 2007
    The stamps were launched by Star Wars characters Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia are among the characters featured on a set of US stamps marking 30 years of the Star Wars films.A set of 15 stamps is being issued as a poster, and members of the public will be asked to vote for their favourite. The set will go on sale on 25 May, shortly after the basic US postage rate is raised to 41 cents (21p). Earlier this month, 400 postboxes were decorated to look like R2-D2, the robot from the landmark sci-fi saga. The US...
  • BLIND FAITH - Americans believe in religion -- but know little about it

    03/06/2007 8:06:29 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 62 replies · 1,169+ views
    washingtonpost ^ | Sunday, March 4, 2007 | Stephen Prothero
    The United States is the most religious nation in the developed world, if religiosity is measured by belief in all things supernatural -- from God and the Virgin Birth to the humbler workings of angels and demons. Americans are also the most religiously ignorant people in the Western world. Fewer than half of us can identify Genesis as the first book of the Bible, and only one third know that Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.
  • Zimbabwe May Win Food Charity Post

    02/19/2007 6:52:53 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 459+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-20-2007 | David Blair
    Zimbabwe may win food charity post By David Blair, Diplomatic Correspondent Last Updated: 2:13am GMT 20/02/2007 Zimbabwe may gain the vice-presidency of the World Food Programme (WFP) — despite the collapse of its own agricultural sector. All seven African countries presently on the WFP's 36-strong executive board are believed to support the bid of Robert Mugabe's regime. If successful, Zimbabwe will be in line to become the president of the world's largest supplier of humanitarian aid next year. Once one of Africa's leading food exporters, Zimbabwe has needed WFP supplies since 2001. At present, almost one million of its people,...
  • The Washington Post -- still wrong on taxes

    01/06/2007 7:51:29 AM PST · by since 1854 · 4 replies · 438+ views
    ShopFloor.org ^ | January 6, 2007 | Pat Cleary
    There's an old gag about the economist who, when presented with plain truth says, "Sure it works in reality, but would it work in theory?" The WaPo does a bit of that in their editorial today, still desperately fighting any notion of tax cuts. It's almost quaint how steadfast they are in their "higher taxes, bigger government" philosophy these days. God love 'em, they're probably using rotary phones, too. But unfortunately for the Post, the truth is otherwise.
  • Political Faces and Labels (Washington Post readers complian about pathetic campaign reporting)

    10/21/2006 6:44:13 AM PDT · by Dems_R_Losers · 7 replies · 763+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 21, 2006 | Various disgusted people
    Regarding "In Key Races, Democrats Look at Rivals' Personal Lives; Amid Voter Disgust Over Foley Scandal, Strategists Believe Attacks on GOP at Local Level Won't Backfire" [news story, Oct. 13] and "Democratic Faces That Could Launch Thousands of Votes; With a Parade of Attractive Candidates, the Party May Benefit From the Politics of Beauty" [front page, Oct. 14]: The Post reported approvingly of Democrats running congressional campaigns based on personal destruction of their opponents and on their candidates' physical appearances. What happened to issue and policy differences? The Post seems to have conceded that Democratic candidates are unable to defeat...
  • DOD Rebuts Washington Post and Bob Woodward. Media Not Interested.(They want 24/7 Foleygate)

    10/10/2006 5:13:16 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 4 replies · 331+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 10/10/06 | vanity
    Most of you experienced the "media storm" over Bob Woodward's new book-criticizing Rumsfeld and the administration,natch. When the Department of Defense issued a blistering rebuttal, it was as if a tree fell in a deserted forest. Read the rebuttal - and a few other interesting facts- right here.
  • Applebaum Confused on Muslim Thuggery (CAIR)

    09/19/2006 9:14:50 PM PDT · by forty_years · 11 replies · 651+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 9/19/2006 | Andrew Jaffee
    Why would it be so difficult to find clarity on the absurd Islamic reaction to the Pope's recent speech? Muslims have proven the Pope's point. Many have become angry and violent precisely because of being accused of being violent. And their violence is slowly but surely convincing more and more people in the West that Islam has a serious problem (my empirical analysis of Midwesterners). I have been almost amazed at the clarity of reporting on this subject, even from the Associated Press. Today, the Washington Post was willing to publish an ostensibly decent editorial on the Pope controversy, written...
  • Post-9/11 interfaith movement weathers Middle East conflict

    09/10/2006 10:46:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 302+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 9/10/06 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    LOS ANGELES Immediately following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Jews and Muslims met and prayed together. Five years later, members of the two faiths are volunteering and teaching together. In coming months, hundreds of Jews and Muslims will take their respective faiths to Los Angeles area streets, working in teams to conduct college teach-ins and help the homeless, immigrants and the working poor. The project is a testament to the evolution of the interfaith movement here a fragile work-in-progress that took root after the terrorist attacks and has grown despite the pressures of war in Lebanon, violence in Iraq and...
  • Legacy of Fallen Citadel Grad Lives On at Afghanistan Post

    09/07/2006 4:28:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 374+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Master Sgt. Chris Miller, USAF
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 7, 2006 – For the last five years, here in the heart of Afghanistan’s largest city, lies the nerve center for the command and control of Operation Enduring Freedom, the mission to defeat al Qaeda and associated terrorist movements. Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan is a coalition of 26 nations headquartered inside a brick-walled compound named after a graduate of The Citadel: U.S. Army Capt. Daniel W. Eggers. Eggers, a former Green Beret, lost his life in Afghanistan on May 24, 2004, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device near Kandahar. He was leading his Special Forces A...
  • Musharraf's "Awkward Balancing Act"

    08/27/2006 9:12:31 PM PDT · by forty_years · 343+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | 8/27/2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    The Washington Post warns of "Pakistan's Awkward Balancing Act on Islamic Militant Groups." But if one looks closely at the actions of Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, it is clear that he has made his choice to side with the West, there's no going back, and he is beyond the pale of reconciliation with his country's lunatic Islamists. The scale has tipped to one side. It is time for Musharraf to explicitly say so and do so, as he'll never appease Pakistan's radicals. Here's an excerpt from the Post: The basic problem for Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, is that he...
  • Posting Format Idea

    08/16/2006 12:09:05 PM PDT · by Optimist · 51 replies · 1,470+ views
    8/16/2006 | Optimist
    Just a suggestion for the FR powers that be (do we have a suggestion box?): Can another posting section be added below "Title of Thread", such as "description", "subject" or "sub-title"? I have noticed many duplicate postings are due not as much from failure to search, as failure to use original article titles in favor of a more descriptive thread. I think there is a place for both, and currently many posters will put their descriptive/subject text in parentheses after the title. Unfortunately this is not common practice and not defined as proper method although it obviously allows searches to...
  • Cubans plan Castro birthday with or without leader (Really about Washington Post)

    08/13/2006 10:57:29 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 3 replies · 218+ views
    Reuters vis swissinfo ^ | August 12, 2006 | Anthony Boadle
    HAVANA (Reuters) - A Cuban minister said on Friday President Fidel Castro was recovering as the country, anxious to see him reappear almost two weeks after undergoing surgery, prepared to celebrate his 80th birthday on Sunday with or without him. ... Rumours that Castro is dead have circulated among the Cuban emigre community in Miami. Some hope Castro's 80th birthday is his last. "The best thing he can do is die so that this whole disgrace can end," said Huber Matos, who fought alongside Castro in 1959 and was jailed for 20 years as a traitor. He now lives in...
  • Spy Case May Offer Clues How Chinese Missile Ended Up in Hezbollah's Arsenal

    07/31/2006 10:23:43 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 19 replies · 1,625+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 26, 2006 | Ed Timperlake
    Spy Case May Offer Clues How Chinese Missile Ended Up in Hezbollah's Arsenal by Ed TimperlakePosted Jul 26, 2006In February 1999, Dr. Ronald N. Montaperto was identified by PBS’ News Hour during a segment on “human rights in China” as “a senior fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University.” He was also said to be “advising the Pentagon on Chinese military issues.” At the same time he was preening for PBS, however, he was an espionage agent for the People’s Republic of China. A joint Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and FBI investigation nailed Montaperto’s...
  • The Patriot Post -- Founders' Quote Daily

    07/20/2006 4:21:55 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 1 replies · 114+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | 1804 | James Wilson
    "The moral precepts delivered in the sacred oracles form a part of the law of nature, are of the same origin and of the same obligation, operating universally and perpetually." -- James Wilson (Of the Law of Nature, 1804) Reference: The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, Wilson, ed., vol. 1 (137-138)
  • Fighting back against the PR presidency - A Washington Post reporter issues a call for defiance

    07/14/2006 1:01:46 PM PDT · by PDR · 28 replies · 1,157+ views
    Nieman Watchdog ^ | July 14, 2006 | Walter Pincus
    By Walter Pincus pincusw@washpost.com Courage in journalism today takes all the obvious, traditional forms -- reporting from a war zone or from a totalitarian country where a reporter's life or safety are issues. In Washington, D.C., where I work, it's a far less dramatic form of courage if a journalist stands up to a government official or a politician who he or she has reason to believe is not telling the truth or living up to his or her responsibilities. But I believe a new kind of courage is needed in journalism in this age of instant news, instant analysis,...
  • Steiger, Downie Refused to Join Keller/Baquet Op-Ed (WSJ & WaPo Decline to Defend NYT/LAT Treason)

    07/06/2006 12:16:17 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 783+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | July 7, 2006 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK Managing Editor Paul Steiger of The Wall Street Journal and Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr. of The Washington Post were both asked to be part of last weekend's unique joint Op-Ed piece by the editors of The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, which defended the publication of stories about the secret SWIFT bank monitoring program, E&P has learned. But each declined. "We had talked about doing something together," Steiger said. "But when I looked at it and thought about it, our position was so different from theirs -- that nobody asked us not to publish [our...
  • Post-War Stress Too Much For Marlboro Man's Marriage

    06/27/2006 6:13:03 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 1,746+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-28-2006 | Catherine Elsworth
    Post-war stress too much for Marlboro Man's marriage By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles (Filed: 28/06/2006) A US marine whose photograph touched the hearts of countless Americans has filed for divorce just weeks after his lavish wedding was funded by donations from the public. An iconic picture of James Blake Miller, 21, was taken in 2004 during a break from combat in Fallujah and was published in hundreds of newspapers. Showing him grubby-faced and exhausted with a cigarette dangling from his lips, it earned him the nickname Marlboro Man. After his return to the United States, the lance corporal revealed...