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  • Suggestions for Cool Christmas Gifts 2005

    12/03/2005 3:56:49 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 64 replies · 3,599+ views
    Vanity | Saturday, December 3, 2005 | Momaw Nadon
    Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for someone? I am too. I'm asking my fellow FReepers to suggest gifts between $1 and $100 for Christmas 2005.
  • President Offers Thanks to Past, Present Servicemembers

    08/20/2005 3:29:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 332+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 20, 2005 | Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample, USA
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2005 – With the four-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States three weeks away, President Bush used his weekly radio address to offer appreciation to current and former military veterans for their sacrifices in the war on terror. "In this war, our nation depends on the courage of those who wear the uniform," the president told radio listeners. Bush said the mission is clear to the nation's men and women serving in the armed forces. "Our troops know that they're fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere to protect their fellow Americans from...
  • NASA 2006 Budget Presented: Hubble, Nuclear Initiative Suffer

    02/08/2005 8:40:53 AM PST · by vannrox · 10 replies · 675+ views
    Space News ^ | 07 February 2005 | By Brian Berger
    NASA 2006 Budget Presented: Hubble, Nuclear Initiative Suffer While NASA fared better than many federal agencies in U.S. President George W. Bush's 2006 budget request, the White House is not seeking as much money for the U.S. space agency as previously planned. The White House is seeking $16.45 billion for NASA in the 2006 budget. That's an increase of 2.4 percent over what the U.S. space agency has in its 2005 budget, but still about $500 million less than what the agency had been expecting. When Bush gave NASA a new space exploration vision last year, he also pledged to...
  • CA: Shelley's committee appearance to present rare spectacle

    01/28/2005 5:28:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 565+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/28/05 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Secretary of State Kevin Shelley's expected appearance before an obscure legislative committee next week presents a rare spectacle in a state Capitol where few statewide elected officials have ever found themselves so engulfed in controversy. While many lawmakers have endured scandals and some seen the insides of prison walls, Shelley has few precedents as he prepares to testify before a committee that has traditionally concerned itself with auditing humdrum issues such as grazing fees and Medi-Cal overpayments. Though the 14-member Joint Legislative Audit Committee is also making headlines with its probe of cost overruns on the Bay...
  • Talk about a Christmas Present

    12/13/2004 9:18:48 AM PST · by eternlvoid · 5 replies · 824+ views
    I saw someone paste this in a chat. It looks like some guy has taken over 7,000 legos to create a mosaic of Bush's portrait. Seems like a good thing to hang in a window in a blue town :
  • Dave Barry's Gift Guide

    12/05/2004 8:22:17 AM PST · by nuconvert · 45 replies · 1,842+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Dec. 5, 2004 | Dave Barry
    Dave Barry's Gift Guide Dec.5,2004 From crib to grave, we've got your butt covered this holiday season This year, for our Holiday Gift Guide, we thought we'd try something different. Usually we just hurl together a bunch of stupid, useless items that no sane human would ever actually buy. But this year we thought, ''Why not, for once, do something positive? Why not do a REAL gift guide, with items that people might actually WANT to receive?'' But just then our medication wore off. So once again this year we have followed our standard Gift Guide formula. First, we scour...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 736 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Free Republic Articles Archives Website, 1999-present

    04/16/2004 11:55:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 17 replies · 1,292+ views
    Free Republic "All Things Political" Archives, 1999-present Free Republic "Religion/Culture/Morals" Archives, 1999-present
  • U.N. Opted For Less American Security to Present A 'Friendly Image' (Brit Hume)

    08/21/2003 10:25:49 AM PDT · by bedolido · 28 replies · 279+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 08/21/03 | Brit Hume
    <p>U.N. Opted For Less American Security to Present A ‘Friendly Image’</p> <p>It seems there was more to the U.N.'s (search) refusal of the U.S. offer of more security at their Baghdad (search) headquarters than a desire to keep it from looking like a fortress. U.N. spokesman Salim Lone told the Associated Press that U.N. officials also, ‘did not want a large American presence outside.’ And U.S. officials say that despite their warnings that car bombings and other such attacks were possible, U.N. officials did not want the kinds of heavy barriers U.S. forces had been putting in front of other soft targets because the U.N. wanted to present a friendly image to the Iraqi people.</p>
  • US Seals off 36 Suspicious Iraqi Bunkers [Will be Opened w/ Media Present]

    03/25/2003 7:59:53 PM PST · by ewing · 77 replies · 305+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 25, 2003 | wire staff
    US forces sealed off 36 bunkers earmarked as potential sites of weapons of mass destruction at an Iraqi air base outside of An Nasiriyah, military police said.A United States Army battalion also siezed six vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition at the base, killed 2 men and captured 11, officials said. Some of the bunkers which were to be opened later with media present, had been looted.
  • Annan Calls for 'Globalization of Community' to Meet present and Future Challenge

    10/03/2002 6:08:35 AM PDT · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 98 replies · 398+ views
    United Nation News Service ^ | 10/02/02 | United Nations
    Kofi Annan 2 October 2002-Urging efforts to make worldwide integration an inclusive force, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for a "globalization of community." Addressing the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Mr. Annan stressed the need "to create a wider, more expansive definition of our duties to our fellow men and women." He pointed out that this is an imperative, not a luxury, as today's world "demands that we tear down the walls in our own minds as well - those separating us from them, rich from poor, white from black, Christian from Muslim from Jew -...
  • Scientists Prepare 'A Gift From The Present'

    09/04/2002 9:05:17 AM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 256+ views
    IOL ^ | 9-4-2002
    Scientists prepare 'a gift from the present' September 03 2002 at 07:09PM New Delhi - Want to send a message to your future descendants that will be read 500 centuries later? A group headed by a French scientist, putting together a satellite-based time capsule, is in India seeking messages that will orbit Earth for 50 000 years and then return to the planet. The non-profit 'KEO' programme, costing at least $50-million (R505-million), is funded by more than two dozen mostly European firms, some of which have interests in the space industry. It has also been elected as Unesco's 'Project for...