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  • Vanity: I think I have a masterful strategy for the McCain campaign.

    10/20/2008 9:08:06 AM PDT · by · 18 replies · 824+ views ^ | October 20,2008 |
    I wrote this blog post and put it on my friend's website. Maybe I am crazy but I think this is political gold. If you agree or can come up with a better strategy please email the McCain campaign, if you think I am wrong or crazy that is fair, on little sleep so maybe this is off base: You need to have McCain on the stump right now, demanding that Obama answer and explain what in the hell Biden is talking about, and why Biden is projecting weakness to our enemies. I AM referring to the Biden speech on...
  • Vanity - 98 Wizards...HELP!

    09/24/2008 7:17:34 PM PDT · by 50sDad · 4 replies · 272+ views
    Self | 09/24/08 | 50sdad
    Can anyone remember...there are 2 files in Win98 that "remember" the drivers database. It was a trick in years past, that if you corrupted your drivers, you could "force" a rescan of the database by deleting these two. I though they ended in .idx and lived in the system folder, but I am hitting a dead wall and can't remember them.
  • C.S. Lewis Ping List?

    07/08/2008 12:30:20 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 12 replies · 76+ views
    Is there a ping list specifically for discussions and/or news concerning or related to C.S. Lewis?
  • J.R.R. Tolkien Ping List?

    07/08/2008 12:30:02 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 31 replies · 1,033+ views
    Is there a ping list specifically for discussions and/or news concerning or related to J.R.R. Tolkien? Thanks in advance for your help.
  • What are your favorite websites?

    06/24/2008 8:32:57 PM PDT · by GatorGirl · 50 replies · 2,191+ views
    I haven't been sleeping much lately, my husband is somewhere on the other side of the world and I haven't spoken to him or received an email from him all month! Anyway, I was just doing some surfing and I thought I'd ask my FRiends for some of their favorite web sites (other than FR of course) so that I can get some new surfing ideas. So what are your favorite web sites that you regularly visit or have found recently? My top ten can't miss sites are: 1) FR (of course) 2) (Don't know why) 3) (what's...
  • Poll to Freep: Who would be worse for the country? John McCain or Barack Obama

    06/08/2008 9:41:11 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 87 replies · 140+ views
    Libertarian Party ^ | June 8, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    The question is at the bottom of the page, the effect on Conservatism is a tough call unless McCain changes the type of politician he's been over the last decade or more. Conservatives would probably unite if Obama is President but Obama will use typical divide a conquer strategies against the leadership of the opposition to say and the media will broadcast the message loud and clear. If you support my oppositions position you are radical, right wing, redneck, racist. Otherwise known as the 4 R's of the Republican Party.
  • Has anyone read or scanned any of Wright's books?

    03/16/2008 6:31:44 AM PDT · by Billg64 · 13 replies · 317+ views
    3/16/08 | billg64
    I wanted to get any of Wright's books from our local library, but neither they nor any of the 50 libraries on their network have any of them. I am curious to see if their is continuity of the hate filled speech in his writings. If there is it would be more difficult for Obama to distance himself from the "pastor" as his books were written some time ago.
  • Vanity Question - DVD Burner under Win98?

    03/03/2008 4:25:15 AM PST · by 50sDad · 22 replies · 323+ views
    Self ^ | 03/03/08 | 50sdad
    Recently, I added a DVD-burner to my XP-based PC with no problem at all. My brother, however, in imitation, has gotten one of those no-name with no-software DVD-burners for his Win98SE machine, and has discovered the off-the-shelf burning software he bought gags and dies. he has a very fast (well, it was a few months ago) PC with 500+ meg memory.
  • Could This Be Possible?

    02/06/2008 2:04:10 AM PST · by plewis1250 · 313 replies · 605+ views
    Peter N. Lewis
    Okay, so this evening was like a glass of cold water hitting me in the face. The GOP is on its way to nominating McCain as our Presidential candidate. If this happens, I WILL NOT vote Republican this Presidential election. Here is my question, could Huckabee or Romney drop out, and endorse the other candidate, and request their delegates to join them in that support? Could a VP promise from either of these men, with egos set aside, save the conservative vote? I am willing to vote for EITHER of those two men for POTUS, and am willing to bet...
  • Bloomberg Seeks To Question Candidates About Guns

    12/10/2007 5:09:07 PM PST · by epow · 45 replies · 78+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 12/10/07 | Grace Rauh
    The New York Sun December 10, 2007 Bloomberg Seeks To Question Candidates About Guns By GRACE RAUH Staff Reporter of the Sun December 10, 2007 Mayor Bloomberg is trying to force every presidential candidate to take a stand on guns. A bipartisan coalition he co-founded with Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, is asking all presidential candidates to complete a 16-question survey about restrictions on gun trace data, gun trafficking, federal enforcement of gun laws, and punishment levels for breaking gun laws. The survey allows Mr. Bloomberg, seen as a potential presidential candidate who could jump into...
  • The early wheel: Solid, wooden and round versus spoked, wooden and round?

    12/10/2007 12:32:15 PM PST · by Dean Baker · 124 replies · 1,552+ views
    12-11-07 | Dean Baker
    Just a simple question to kick-around unless someone knows for sure? I'm watching the Nativity Scene the other day (Good movie, by the way) and I notice that the villagers around Mary, Joseph and family have pull carts with solid, wooden wheels. I guess I've always assumed this type of wheel came first as far as history goes... Then I started thinking about other movies like Gladiator, The 10 Commandments, various other "BC" movies and notice that they've got wooden, spoked wheels...Even though all of these movies took place much, much earlier in history than the Nativity Scene. The only...
  • Republicans sharply question Iraq policy (Sens. Hagel, Lugar, Coleman)

    09/11/2007 9:24:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 891+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/07 | Anne Flaherty - ap
    WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans sharply challenged President Bush's top military general and ambassador in Iraq on Tuesday in a blatant demonstration of misgivings within the GOP about the protracted war. "Are we going to continue to invest blood and treasure at the same rate we're doing now? For what?" asked Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., who supports legislation setting a deadline to bring troops home. The deep-seated doubt expressed at the hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reflected just how far Congress had come since the war began over four years ago. And Republican senators raised tough questions that rivaled...
  • Calendar Question Over Star Disc

    06/26/2007 2:26:55 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 558+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-26-2007
    Calendar question over star disc Some observers have likened the disc to a winking face Archaeologists have revived the debate over whether a spectacular Bronze Age disc from Germany is one of the earliest known calendars. The Nebra disc is emblazoned with symbols of the Sun, Moon and stars and said by some to be 3,600 years old. Writing in the journal Antiquity, a team casts doubt on the idea the disc was used by ancient astronomers as a precision tool for observing the sky. They instead argue that the disc was used for shamanistic rituals. But other archaeologists who...
  • Scientists question climate tinkering (A 'cheesy' take on Global Warming and "fixing" it)

    03/18/2007 7:38:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 428+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/07 | Seth Borenstein - ap
    WASHINGTON - When climate scientist Andrew Weaver considers the idea of tinkering with Earth's air, water or sunlight to fight global warming, he remembers the lessons of a favorite children's book. In the book, a cheese-loving king's castle is infested with mice. So the king brings in cats to get rid of the mice. Then the castle's overrun with cats, so he brings in dogs to get rid of them, then lions to get rid of the dogs, elephants to get rid of the lions, and finally, mice to get rid of the elephants. That scenario in "The King, the...
  • FREEPers: I want to donate a car to charity. Recommendations?

    02/18/2007 11:20:35 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 44 replies · 921+ views
    FREEPers Everywhere!
    Fellow FREEPers: The time has come for me to donate my old vehicle. It still runs but is not a beauty cosmetically speaking. :) We will just be getting another vehicle and the trade-in value is pretty low, so I'd rather just let someone else have it. Now I've done a bit of research and have not come up with anything worthwhile--one place supposedly takes cars and gives them to poor people (Charity Cars, Inc.), but a rating by a charity rating moderator only gives them a 2 out of 4 stars. I'd like to find a higher quality organization....
  • CA: If Giuliani is the answer, we're asking the wrong question

    02/13/2007 9:58:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 86 replies · 1,358+ views
    OC Register ^ | 2/13/07 | Steven Greenhut
    Reports from the state Republican convention this weekend suggest that state GOP members are excited about former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is likely to run for president. Think about this: The state GOP is becoming the party of liberal Arnold Schwarzenegger, supporter of socialized health care, minimum wage hikes, global warming extremism, debt spending and tax increases. Giuliani is the premiere police-state Republican. This is no longer the party of Reagan. Is it time for supporters of limited government (remember that idea?) and a humbler foreign policy (to use GW Bush's election words) to jump ship?
  • Howie Carr Live Thread Election Day 11/7/06

    11/07/2006 9:55:14 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 142 replies · 2,668+ views ^ | 11/07/06 | raccoonradio
    This thread will continue right up till the end of the night. Focus on Mass./New England and nationally, too. Governorships, Senate/House, ballot questions...who will control the Senate and House nationally? Key races... keep it here!
  • Maryland Ballot Questions 2006

    10/25/2006 5:37:40 AM PDT · by foxfield · 1,422+ views
    League of Women Voters of Maryland ^ | Nancy Soreng, Joan Trafton, and Ralph Watkins
    Ballot Questions (Maryland 2006) This page lists three statewide constitutional amendments and a referendum to appear on the 2006 Gubernatorial General Election ballot. The ballot language of those questions has been certified. Constitutional Amendments and the Statewide Referendum appear on all ballots statewide. Local Referenda and Public Local Law Referenda only appear on the ballots in the county affected. Maryland law does not permit the Initiative process. Question 1 - Constitutional Amendment: Disposition of Park LandsQuestion 2 - Constitutional Amendment: Circuit Court in Banc DecisionsQuestion 3 - Constitutional Amendment: Civil Jury TrialsQuestion 4 - Statewide Referendum: Election Law Revisions
  • Webb dodges question on racial epithet

    09/26/2006 7:14:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 971+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/25/06 | David Espo - ap
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Democratic Senate challenger Jim Webb declined to say definitively Tuesday whether he had ever used a common derogatory term to describe blacks, stepping carefully after watching his campaign rival confront charges of racism. "I don't think that there's anyone who grew up around the South that hasn't had the word pass through their lips at one time or another in their life," Webb told reporters. Webb referred to his novel, "Fields of Fire," which aides said includes occurrences of the n-word as part of character dialogue. But he added: "I have never issued a racial or ethnic...
  • Pulaski County Sheriff Found in Contempt of Court (Arkansas)

    09/09/2006 8:46:20 AM PDT · by TheBattman · 16 replies · 1,009+ views
    KATV CHannel 7 ^ | 9/08/2006 | Michelle Rupp
    Pulaski County - The Pulaski County Sheriff is found in contempt of court Friday by a Little Rock District Judge. This after the jail would not accept repeat traffic offenders because the jail was closed. Late Friday afternoon an appeal was filed in circuit court by the County Attorney Karla Burnett. Friday District Judge David Steward heard testimony as to why several repeat offenders were not picked up and taken to the Pulaski County detention facility as ordered by District Judge Vic Fleming. (Judge David Stewart, District Judge) "It’s a financial problem a legal problem and a constitutional problem and...
  • Poll shows more Wisconsin voters in favor of ban on gay marriage

    08/19/2006 8:36:51 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 8 replies · 375+ views
    MADISON — Forty-eight percent of likely Wisconsin voters favor a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage while 40 percent oppose the measure, according to a statewide poll released Friday. But the poll paid for WISC-TV of Madison and conducted by Research 2000 showed 12 percent were not sure. And the telephone poll of 600 likely voters conducted Monday through Wednesday was listed as having a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. The amendment would declare that marriage is between one man and one woman and that unmarried individuals cannot be granted a legal status similar to...
  • CA: Guard troops deploy as some airport officials question their role

    08/11/2006 8:27:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 445+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/11/06 | Aaron C. Davis - ap
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's activation of the California National Guard to bolster airline security began seamlessly at some airports on Friday, appeared haphazard at others and was rejected at Oakland International - one of three airports the governor said was most important to protect. With 640 activated troops, the Guard's first airport deployment since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was to begin costing about $128,000 a day in anti-terror funding. The scattershot nature of the deployment was evident throughout the state, with troops helping ease long lines at security checkpoints in Southern California but being relegated to distant fields in San...
  • Computer Questions: XP vs. 98SE

    06/28/2006 6:21:19 AM PDT · by 50sDad · 156 replies · 2,293+ views
    Self | 06/27/06 | 50sDad
    I am looking at buying, at long last, a better computer. I have the opportunity to buy a bundled WCS 761GX-M754 motherboard and AMD Athlon XP-M processor with 512K of PC-3200 memory. Problem is, my past expertise tops out at the Celron 333, PC-100 memory level, and the system comes without operating system. Can some wizard here tell me if I can install an oldstyle Win98SE installation on this, or will I have to drag my sorry caveman arse into the 21st Century and actually buy XP? What kind of performance sacrifice would I make if I COULD put 98...
  • UN Desperate To Question 'Father Of Islamic Bomb'

    06/10/2006 5:40:58 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 319+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-11-2006 | Massoud Ansari - Philip Sherwell
    UN desperate to question 'father of Islamic Bomb' By Massoud Ansari in Karachi and Philip Sherwell (Filed: 11/06/2006) Washington has stepped up pressure on Pakistan to allow its disgraced nuclear scientist, A Q Khan, to be questioned by United Nations inspectors, after fresh traces of enriched uranium were found on equipment used at an Iranian military site. Dr Khan, who is under house arrest, is believed to hold vital information about Iran's controversial atomic programme, having sold nuclear machinery, plans and technology to the Islamic regime. Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan Gen Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's president, is resisting pressure for access...
  • In A City Haunted By Katrina, The Question Is: Will It Happen Again?

    05/12/2006 5:57:52 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 387+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-13-2006 | Francis Harris
    In a city haunted by Katrina, the question is: Will it happen again? By Francis Harris in New Orleans (Filed: 13/05/2006) Hurricane season is approaching New Orleans like a recurring nightmare. Very soon, the great storms which brew in the Gulf of Mexico's warm waters will once again race landwards and attack the city's protective levees. Meteorologists are predicting an "active" six month season. It is a frightening prospect for a city still punch-drunk from last year's flooding. The authorities are making a huge effort to shore up the system. Across the semi-deserted metropolis, engineers are working day and night...
  • Practice test question hits nerve at community college

    04/14/2006 5:27:21 AM PDT · by Westlander · 23 replies · 737+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-13-2006 | AP
    A question given to students during a practice test for a math final at Bellevue Community College has students — and others — shaking their heads because of what they say is a lack of racial sensitivity. It refers to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice although it doesn’t mention her by name, a civil rights activist said. The question read: "Condoleezza holds a watermelon just over the edge of the roof of the 300-foot Federal Building, and tosses it up with a velocity of 20 feet per second." The Condoleezza question went on to ask when the watermelon will hit...
  • Chavez Opponents Question Voter Rolls (Too many Gonzales with same birthday on list)

    03/20/2006 8:30:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 370+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/20/06 | Ian James - ap
    CARACAS, Venezuela - Opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez are demanding further investigation of what they call gross irregularities in the voter registry, pointing to a western state where 1,921 people by the name of Gonzalez are listed with an identical birthday. The electoral council, which is independent but faces accusations that it is pro-government, insists the lists are sound, and plans to release an external audit Tuesday as it prepares for December presidential elections. The case of the many Gonzalezes in Zulia state was reported by Roberto Ansuini, an opposition-aligned researcher and former member of the National Electoral Council...
  • Neoconservative or Isolationist?

    02/05/2006 1:01:08 PM PST · by NapkinUser · 20 replies · 225+ views
    Neoconservatives Want the US to be the world's unchallenged superpower Share unwavering support for Israel Support American unilateral action Support preemptive strikes to remove perceived threats to US security Promote the development of an American empire Equate American power with the potential for world peace Seek to democratize the Arab world Push regime change in states deemed threats to the US or its allies Historical neoconservative: President Teddy Roosevelt Modern neoconservative: President Ronald Reagan Isolationists Are wary of US involvement in the United Nations Oppose international law, alliances, and agreements Believe the US should not act as a global cop...
  • Murtha's Anti-War Stance Overshadows Abscam Past (Ethics always in question)

    01/14/2006 6:09:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1,135+ views
    CNS News ^ | 1/13/06 | Randy Hall, Marc Morano
    Murtha's Anti-War Stance Overshadows Abscam Past By Randy Hall and Marc Morano Staff January 13, 2006 Read Article About Murtha's military record ( - Members of the press have given extensive and glowing coverage to Rep. John Murtha's criticism of the war in Iraq, but have overlooked a number of other controversies the Pennsylvania Democrat has experienced over the past 25 years. This includes his reported role as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Abscam bribery scandal of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Murtha has denied any wrongdoing, but Cybercast News Service has learned that one of Murtha's former...
  • Welcoming Newcomers

    01/10/2006 6:34:01 PM PST · by TPartyType · 82 replies · 1,458+ views
    10 Jan 06 | TPartyType
    Alamo-Girl used to have a super Newcomers Welcome Desk and Information Center. I've been on extended leave from FR. Is there still a place where newbies can go to get oriented, pick up some lingo, learn etiquette, get questions answered without getting flamed, etc.? My sister just registered, so I'm trying to help her out. Thanks!
  • Origins of 'Cloned' Dog Now in Question

    12/24/2005 9:40:54 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 450+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/24/05 | Burt Herman - ap
    SEOUL, South Korea - While South Korea's most famous scientist was resigning Friday in disgrace after his university said he faked stem cell research, one of his greatest purported breakthroughs was romping in the snow. Snuppy, an Afghan hound that researcher Hwang Woo-suk said he cloned, was shown in photographs by South Korean media being led by a handler on a leash through the grounds of Seoul National University's animal hospital, where the dog is now kept. "Lonely Snuppy after professor Hwang leaves," Yonhap news agency wrote in one photo caption. Hwang unveiled Snuppy — named for Seoul National University...
  • Sides 'freep' newspaper's poll question on spying

    12/23/2005 12:48:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 126 replies · 4,304+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — The Herald/Review’s online opinion poll recently became a pawn between right- and left-wing political organizations. On Sunday, the newspaper was alerted by a woman in Los Angeles to the fact that the Herald/Review’s poll was being “freeped.” “Freeping” is the act of directing the members to influence an online poll, according to Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia. The term is derived from a Fresno-Calif.-based Web site, It was founded in 1996 by Jim Robinson as a vehicle of protests against President Clinton. A voicemail was left for Robinson at his Fresno office, but had not been returned by...
  • Syria to allow U.N. to question officials

    11/25/2005 9:27:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 417+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/25/05 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - U.S. Ambassador John Bolton accused Syria on Tuesday of "delaying and obstructing" an investigation into the assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister and demanded that Damascus allow six Syrian officials to be questioned. Bolton said a resolution adopted by the U.N. Security Council on Oct. 31 was very clear in demanding "full and immediate Syrian cooperation" with the investigation led by German prosecutor Detlev Mehlis. It warned Syria of possible "further action" if it refuses to cooperate with the probe, which has been extended until Dec. 15. "We support Mehlis' investigative efforts, and we're not going to...
  • Pulling Up Glued Carpet (Vanity)

    08/05/2005 3:48:47 PM PDT · by day10 · 15 replies · 6,207+ views
    day10 ^ | today | day10
    I am doing some heavy duty waterproofing work in my basement as I prepare to possibly sell my home. I need to pull up some thin indoor/outdoor type carpet from the concrete floor that it is glued to. What is the best way to do this - preferably without destroying the carpet? Is there something I can put on it to loosen the glue? Any experts out there?
  • the question of humanities past,present and future has being avoided too long..........

    08/02/2005 7:07:04 AM PDT · by makumi · 24 replies · 398+ views
    with the onset of the internet the abundance of information, it is unbelievable that a hazy and different picture of the past that challenges all our cultures and belief is being unveild while the world continues relentlessly into chaos and extremism. there just to many fights for the common man in every daylife. the question of our past present and futures needs to be discussed openly with open minds.
  • Only one question . . .

    07/26/2005 2:37:44 PM PDT · by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit · 116 replies · 1,698+ views
    ERF | 260703 | ERF
    First vanity after more about 2 years. One question: When it comes to dealing with a very difficult civilization; in terms of the values we hold most dear as a civilization with a Judeo-Christian tradition. Should we not ask ourselves, when we feel mildly threatened - "What would God do?"
  • What is an originalist?

    07/18/2005 4:42:20 PM PDT · by phoenix0468 · 14 replies · 231+ views
    self | 07/18/2005 | phoenix0468
    Just wondering what an originalist is from the most recent poll. I honestly have never heard the term and would like to know what it means. Thanks fellow FReepers.
  • Sex-change bias suit goes to judge, Customs worker says she endured years of torment

    05/18/2005 8:04:18 AM PDT · by vox_freedom · 33 replies · 976+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | May 18, 2005 | Nicholas K. Geranios
    SPOKANE -- A federal judge will decide if a U.S. Customs and Border Protection employee who has undergone a sex change suffered discrimination at the hands of co-workers. A six-day trial concluded yesterday. Tracy Nichole Sturchio, formerly known as Ronald Sturchio, sued the Department of Homeland Security. The non-jury trial was heard by U.S. District Judge Robert Whaley, who will rule in the near future. Sturchio, 56, told The Associated Press yesterday it was difficult to relive the torment of the past few years during the trial. "I had to sit on the stand and admit it tore me apart...
  • Simple Question

    05/16/2005 10:59:50 AM PDT · by WIstudent2005 · 106 replies · 1,437+ views
    What do you guys think; does the president drink tap water or bottled water? One of my professors brought it up today, and we all decided bottled.
  • question about a keyword

    05/11/2005 7:28:24 PM PDT · by sassbox · 13 replies · 509+ views
    Just a quick question...I've noticed several articles on FR with the keyword "CARY." The articles seem to cover a very diverse range of topics. What does CARY mean? Is it an acronym? Curious.....
  • Stupid Question. Can I Use Photos From Another Website.

    05/10/2005 7:08:11 AM PDT · by onyx eyes · 19 replies · 531+ views
    Don't hit me (too hard...) -- but I need freepers knowledge of whether I can use some photos of musicians that are posted on the Official Band sites and other sites of the music bands and groups? For my own web site, I mean.
  • Chat Room?

    04/02/2005 8:03:30 PM PST · by bannie · 23 replies · 566+ views
  • Student’s Question Moves President's Wife to Tears (Israel)

    03/30/2005 12:28:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1,532+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 30, '05 | staff
    A student brought the President's wife to tears when she asked how the government can expel Jews from Gaza, when the weapons that Israel gave the terrorists at Oslo already cost so many lives. When a student asked the President of the State of Israel, attending a conference at a college in Ariel, how the government can expel Jews from their homes in Gaza, after the failure of Oslo and four and a half years of war with the Palestinian Authority, the President’s wife broke out into tears. The student, Batya Gutman, from Bet El, approached the microphone suddenly, after...
  • A Question From An Italian...

    02/18/2005 10:19:41 AM PST · by an italian · 52 replies · 938+ views
    18 february 2005 | an italian
    Hallo eveybody! I've a question for you! Last summer I bought a calendar in NY (actually I bought it on the top of the Empire State Building...). Now, I've read on it that the 21st of February it's the "President's day". What a strange celebration! We don't have it in Italy. What do you do in America and what kind of celebration is it? Tell me more, so I can join you!... Because... I ADORE YOUR PRESIDENT! :-)
  • Sic Transit Gloria Mundi (Here, kitties! Live chow, a grad student no less).

    01/31/2005 9:08:09 AM PST · by dmitry_chernikov · 302 replies · 10,922+ views
    1/31/2005 | Dmitry Chernikov
    I think that it has been well established that "conservatives" or whatever it is they call themselves these days (e.g., storm troopers) in matters concerning politics value little more than the state's power in which they imagine themselves to participate and the supposed glory that war and domestic national securitism brings to them. Now strictly speaking this is a delusion, because their only access to power lies in the accidental agreement of their opinions with those of the managers of the state. This access will evaporate as soon as the state does something that displeases our conservatives. It is always...
  • Critics Question No-Bias Finding By CBS Panel

    01/11/2005 11:24:48 PM PST · by crushelits · 355+ views ^ | Wednesday, January 12, 2005 | Howard Kurtz
    Critics Question No-Bias Finding By CBS Panel If there is one line in the 224-page report on CBS News that has set critics aflame, it is that there is no "basis" for concluding that Dan Rather and his colleagues had a "political bias" in pursuing their badly botched story about President Bush's National Guard service. What, they say? No evidence? "In any fair-minded assessment of how CBS performed and why they so badly butchered their own standards, that has to be part of the explanation," said former New York Times reporter Steve Roberts, now a professor at George Washington...
  • CA: Things that make you go 'hmmm' - (CalPERS-Yucaipa-Burkle links beg question)

    01/05/2005 9:44:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 618+ views
    OC Register ^ | 1/5/05 | Bruce Crawford
    In a Nov. 12 Orange Grove column ["Beware of stealth socialism"], I discussed the problems created when government pension funds are invested in private companies. The Register has since highlighted a heretofore-unconsidered problem - political patronage. A media group sued CalPERS to force it to divulge money-management fees it paid to financial companies. CalPERS stonewalled, and for good reason. The information it finally released showed it paid Yucaipa Cos. $8.6 million to manage a reported $50 million. If these numbers are correct, that's a whopping 17 percent fee, or about 17 times higher than what reputable mutual finds charge. The...
  • Question for my fellow Freepers about Bandwidth.

    01/01/2005 10:23:04 AM PST · by theconservativerepublican · 2 replies · 309+ views
    I have a question for my fellow Freepers. As you all know, I run a website I have had some complaints about it opening up to slow, although it opens quicker than Drudge or WorldNetDaily. What ways can I improve the speed? Will investing in more bandwidth make the site any faster? Thanks Joe

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 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!
  • Say NO To Arnold For Prez (NO FOREIGN-Born Presidents)

    11/23/2004 11:32:59 AM PST · by Jon Alvarez · 113 replies · 2,373+ views
    Petition Online ^ | 11/23/2004 | Jon Alvarez
    Like him or not, as Americans we should all stand together to say NO to any change in the US Constitution that would allow foreign-born, naturalized citizens to run for and hold the highest office in this great land...Apparently a movement is underway to change the US Constitution. We must stand up to this and oppose it. Please sign the No2Arnold Petition