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  • Dealing With Medical Emergencies (preppers)

    08/20/2012 8:52:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | August 20, 2012 | Bob Livingston
    The prepper can take many lessons from the situation that developed in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. One lesson is that when the social order breaks down for a period of days or weeks, adequate medical care will disappear. So preparedness requires a medical kit. And no medical survival kit is complete without a good book or two on emergency medicine, anatomy, drug reference and medical terminology. Some good ones to choose from are:
  • Regarding Connecticut&New Mexico Leaning Tossup.What Are The Explanations?

    08/20/2012 6:32:56 PM PDT · by Ryan_Rubio_2016 · 35 replies
    Could Connecticut and New Mexico going from "Obama" to "Lean Obama" become a sign of things to come? What has happened in a blue New England state may hopefully be a new trend going into November. Maybe Connecticut turning purple is primarily due to the number of "Wall Street" residents living there and knowing what will happen to their fortunes or incomes if Obama is re-elected. Hopefully the trend will continue in September when New Jersey, Nevada and Minnesota turn purple giving Obama more states to worry about and less money and time to campaign in.
  • The Moral Case for the British Empire

    08/20/2012 9:53:51 AM PDT · by Bratch · 24 replies
    Prager University ^ | Aug 19, 2012 | HW Crocker III
    Is there a moral case to be made for the British Empire? To even ask the question at your typical university would be to invite derision. That's a shame because the British Empire's legacy is one Western Civilization should be proud of. We'd be living in a much less free and prosperous world without it. Historian HW Crocker III explains why in this eye-opening Prager University course.
  • ^ Paul Ryan Received With Enthusiasm In Colorado^

    Paul Ryan came and spoke today.... To say the crowd received Ryan with enthusiasm would be an understatement. In fact, his reception became literally thunderous, as many started stamping or pounding on the gym benches, and they repeated this several times when Ryan made strong points..... Ryan was all substance, avoiding cheap campaign shots yet repeatedly bringing the audience to their feet by making clear, powerful points about energy independence, the need to deregulate, fiscal soundness, the difference between a culture of self-reliance and one of dependence, and the doctrines of Natural Law and the Declaration of Independence. That’s right,...
  • Senate rejects Obama budget in 99-0 vote

    08/13/2012 3:13:11 PM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/16/12 | Erik Wasson and Daniel Strauss
    A budget resolution based on President Obama’s 2013 budget failed to get any votes in the Senate on Wednesday. In a 99-0 vote, all of the senators present rejected the president’s blueprint. It’s the second year in a row the Senate has voted down Obama’s budget. Obama's 2012 budget failed 97 to 0 last May after Obama himself last April said he wanted deeper deficit cuts. The House earlier this year unanimously rejected Obama's budget. (Failed 414 - 0)
  • Brevard County, Florida primary election discussion

    08/10/2012 10:38:38 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 8 replies
    www.VoteBrevard.com ^ | 10 August, 2012 | NonValueAdded
    Some decisions are easy: US Senate: Connie Mack Clerk of Court: Scott Ellis Property Appraiser: Dana BlickleyOthers, not so much: Sheriff: Ivey or Maddox? Public Defender: Rhodes or Trettis? State Rep 53: Holton, Tobia, or Trent? County Commission 1: Nye or Ware County Commission 3: Infantini, Mahaney, or Voltz? School Board 3: Kneessy or Paterakis? School Board 4: Henderson or Lewis? Port Authority 2: Evans or Matheny? Port Authority 4: Deardoff or Sheridan? Then there's all the very local stuff. Please post your recommendations.
  • Obamiasma: New term for what is happening to our country

    Obamiasma: This is the malevolent fog that is creeping across our country Definition of "MIASMA", per Merriam-Webster.com 1 a vaporous exhalation formerly believed to cause disease 2 an influence or atmosphere that tends to deplete or corrupt
  • Recipes for the Post-Apocalypse: How and Why to Eat Rat Meat

    08/05/2012 3:38:58 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    IO9 ^ | August 5, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    Recipes for the Post-Apocalypse: How and Why to Eat Rat Meat Rat is a readily available street food in some Southeast Asian countries, and earlier editions of The Joy of Cooking contained instructions on the proper butchering of squirrels. But rodents have fallen out of favor in most Western cuisines, relegated to mere vermin. So how would you go about cooking a rat if you'd never tried it before? Laura Ginn did just that recently, breaking her lengthy vegetarianism to how to butcher and prepare rodent meat. Ginn is an artist whose work largely incorporates survival skills such as skinning...
  • The Danger of a Corrupted Constitution

    08/04/2012 3:48:54 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 28 replies
    History Rhymes. Our colonial ancestors did not revolt against an awful British Constitution. On the contrary, they admired what was to that time, “that noblest improvement of human reason.” There was no shortage of admiration for the British system of Commons, Lords and King, which blended so well the Aristotelian forms of republic, aristocracy and monarchy. Through the balance of the British Constitution, its citizens were the freest on earth. Even members of the Stamp Act Congress gloried in “having been born under the most perfect form of government.” Arch Anti-Federalist Patrick Henry, during the Virginia debates over ratification of...
  • U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights

    08/02/2012 3:53:27 PM PDT · by Ancient Drive · 12 replies
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  • FReeper Recipe Thread (August 2012)

    08/01/2012 2:24:57 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 33 replies
    FreeRepublic Cooks | August 1, 2012 | libertarian27
    Welcome to the FReeper Recipe Thread for July 2012. Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or seven- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites! Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe.
  • The "Romney/McDonnell Ticket".Two Presidents For The Price Of One?

    07/31/2012 5:32:41 AM PDT · by Reality_News · 32 replies
    As we are nearing the long awaited "Who Shot JR Moment",It's safe to assume it's down to Ryan,Portman,Rubio and McDonnell. Portman is considered the "Vanilla Candidate" and Romney would choose him if he desperately needed Ohio.But keep in mind,Neighboring McDonnell could do the trick. As we all know,Romney is going to choose someone who is very prepared to be President god forbid anything happens to Mittens,and also a VP who could run a very succsesful campaign in 2016. McDonnell could help carry Virginia,Ohio,The Carolina's and maybe even Pennsylvania. he would definitley "Energize And Reload The GOP Ticket".
  • Can You Vision A Paul Ryan VS Joe Biden Debate? Funniest V.P. Debate Ever?

    07/30/2012 6:31:58 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 15 replies
    First of all,for those of you who predicted a Romney/Ryan ticket,you have to admit his chances are getting better,so now,can you just imagine a Ryan/Biden debate? Bring out the Beer,Soda,Chips and Popcorn! Ryan as we all know is highly respected and very very intelligent! Then again,Bin Biden is the complete opposite. This debate will be the equivalent of Ronald Reagan VS The Cookie Monster!
  • Defenestration - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    07/25/2012 11:03:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 7, 2012 | MerriamWebsterOnline
    The fascinating story behind many people's favorite word.
  • How Much Did Obama Spend On Vacations&Green Energy Projects?And Now Out Of Campaign Cash!

    07/23/2012 5:41:44 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 2 replies
    Maybe Bambi was so confident that back in 2009/2010 he had no doubt he could raise a billion for the 2012 campaign.And what has he been doing in the meantime?Million Dollar Vacations? Spending our tax dollars as if it was growing on trees? and the 100 or so billion spent on green energy and the Chevy Volt? And to think that the 52% of Americans who voted for him assumed he was the smartest dude in the room.And look at where their hero is now! 100 days till election week and no more money to attack "President Mitt Romney".
  • Video - Obama is out of touch with you!

    07/21/2012 12:41:49 PM PDT · by Wolf13 · 4 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 7/21/12 | Wolf13
    President Obama and Democrats claim that Republicans are out of touch with ordinary Americans. But it's Obama who's scandalously out of touch with most Americans. Here's proof.
  • For Only $23,999.00 ... the Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit

    07/20/2012 11:22:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    CNET ^ | July 18, 2012 | Tim Hornyak
    For Only $23,999.00 ... the Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit Your last hope: The $24,000 zombie survival kit Don't expect big firepower from this gear collection, but it does have a few tools that could keep you alive among the undead. My preparations for the coming zombie apocalypse came down to one thing: a baseball bat. But this kit from OpticsPlanet makes me think I'm being terribly naive. The Z.E.R.O. (Zombie Extermination, Research, and Operations) Zombie Kit is the mother of all undead survival kits. For a whopping $24,000 you get oodles of tools, protective gear, cases, and weapons accessories....
  • Question about the insulation in my house

    07/19/2012 2:14:15 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 49 replies
    Hi Freepers. Question: A neighbor recently cut down some trees in his yard and took the shade off one side of my house with it. The side of the house now getting tons of sunlight has an office over the garage. That office is now a sauna. We finished the room ~10 years ago and it's always been warm. But without the shade, it's unbearable. We're talking 90+ degrees with the main AC on. There are 4 recessed lights. I held my hand up to one light can(?) and it was like a space heater. I moved around until I...
  • Freepers;Have Any Of You Changed Your Mind On Romneys VP Prediction?What About John Thune?

    07/17/2012 3:15:02 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 25 replies
    On the previous post regarding your predictions,we pretty much covered all the candidates on the list.The media has spent a lot of time narrowing it down to Rice,Ryan,Potrman and Rubio.But how often do you hear any anchor mention John Thune,or the few at the bottom tier.John Thune is within striking distance,he is actually a safe pick,would help the west&rust belt.Rubio is still the best pick,but no one seems to know if Marco wants the job,or if Romney is serious about him.Regarding your predictions,like in the last post,pick your preference,and your second choice if Romneys pick declines the position.
  • Great RNC Ad Proposal;Obama,"The Vacationer In Chief",Now This Ad Would Sink Obama.

    07/17/2012 5:51:37 AM PDT · by Reality_News · 13 replies
    This kind of ad would have a significant affect on the independent block.Especially conservatives already know about Obamas frequent vacations/golfings&palling around with dictators.So why not make an ad showing bits of all the suffering we have been enduring since 2009(long lines,foreclosures,high gas&food prices,massive businesses shutdowns,etc.Then in the end of the ad show Obama on vacation in Hawaii along with a caption of how many millions and days he spent away from the Oval office while America was in crisis.What Do You All Think?
  • Democrats cleaning up voter lists??? (Vanity)

    07/15/2012 4:40:15 PM PDT · by Sergio · 21 replies
    Me | 7/15/2012 | Me
    A nice young man knocked on my door on Saturday. He identified himself as being associated with the Democratic Party, and he was going door to door checking current residents against registered voter name a addresses he had on a list. As I said, he was very pleasant and courteous, but it got me to thinking...are the dems only cleaning up Republican inconsistancies while leaving ghost Democrats on the rolls? Will they use these current numbers to help figure how many votes need to be ginned up to assure a victory? Doesn't much matter where I live (SoCal), as the...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-eun's Wife(? photos)

    07/14/2012 11:19:15 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/15/12
  • N. Korea: Chia Junior's Mom (from a propaganda film to build up the junior)

    07/14/2012 11:07:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Chosun Ilbo & DailyNK ^ | June & July, 2012
    Video link at DailyNK.com: http://www.dailynk.com/korean/read_nktv.php?cataId=tv00003&num=264&viewmode=
  • The Current "Top Ten Least Intelligent" And "Top Ten Most Despised Democrats" Lists.

    07/12/2012 3:53:03 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 28 replies
    Based on the most embarrassing moments and inexcusable scandals of the Obama Administration, these two "Top Ten Democrat Lists" should be pretty accurate. Take a look at them and express your opinions of accuracy. There is likely a few more that can be added to the lists,so please feel free to add if you feel some Democrats are missing. TOP TEN WORLDS DUMBEST DEMOCRATS: 1)Debbie Wasserman, 2)Maxine Waters, 3)Nancy Pelosi, 4)Elizabeth Warren, 5)Sheila Jackson, 6)Hank Johnson, 7)Chuck Schumer, 8)Barney Frank, 9)Frederica Wilson, 10)Dick Durbin Top Ten Most Hated Democrats: 1)Eric Holder, 2)Van Jones, 3)David Axelrod, 4)O'Bozo, 5)Harry Reid, 6)Baba Boxer,...
  • Using Your "Mental Crystal Ball",Who Will Be Romneys VP?,At Least One Of You Will Be Right.

    07/11/2012 4:09:02 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 88 replies
    We all have heard the rumors that Romneys VP decision may come soon.Is this more exciting than "Who Shot JR"?. Remember when most of us thought that McCain had narrowed it down to Pawlenty and Romney? And look who McCain picked, Will Romney pull a McCain stunt this time around,or do we all feel its down to the Three Musketeers? {Rubio,Ryan&Portman}. A few of you will have bragging rights in a few weeks. So Freepers, lets hear only your 1st & 2nd Choice. {look at it as if your choice turns down the position leaving Romney to choose his no....
  • The Romney Path To 271;Michigan,Wisconsin,Iowa,Indiana,N.Carolina,N.H.&Florida.

    07/10/2012 4:01:26 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 31 replies
    At this point of the 2012 race,these seven states should be a lock and/or a little easier for Mitt Romney to flip from the 2008 Map.We can all assume that North Carolina,Indiana,Michigan,New Hampshire and Florida are a lock for Romney,we still need to wait and see future polling in Wisconsin and Iowa. Now this doesn't include Ohio and Pennsylvania. In your opinion, do you feel Romney will take all of these seven states and show O'Bozo and Moochelle the door in January?
  • Romneys Alleged Overseas Accounts VS Obamas 100 Billion Wasted On Solar Panels.Liberal Uproar!

    07/09/2012 3:49:29 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 29 replies
    By now we have all seen Debbie Wasserman and David Axelrod bitch about Romneys "Assumed Swiss Bank Account".Yah? So? But what about the 16 Trillion Dollar Obama debt and 1.4 Trillion dollar deficit.And last but not least,the 100 Billion Dollars Obama wasted on Green Energy Projects that went bankrupt.It's as if liberals don't see wasted billions as an issue,so long as some of it has already wound up in their bank acounts and the hell with the middle class.Remember that classic Bugs Bunny scene when Daffy Duck said "Consequences,Shmonquecnces,So Long As I'm Rich". Now thats the attitude of most Rats...
  • This Gizmo Will Rat On You, and People Love It.

    07/09/2012 10:26:36 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 63 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 07/09/2012 | Bertel Schmitt
    Privacy is highly valued – until we can sell it for a small discount. Hundreds of thousands of auto insurance customers allowed an electronic ankle bracelet fitted to their car in exchange for a possible insurance discount. A year ago, Progressive offered its “”Snapshot“ device. It plugs into your car’s OBD system keeps and collects data that help Progressive to profile your driving. According to Reuters, Progressive already analyzed more than 5 billion driven miles. The company says its driving-behavior data is twice as good as any other factor in predicting risk, and that bad drivers cost Progressive more than...
  • How to Win a Three-Way Gunfight

    07/06/2012 1:20:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    IO9 ^ | July 6, 2012 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    How to Win a Three-Way Gunfight Truels are things guaranteed to make any Western fifty percent better — by adding a third person to a duel. Each person can choose his or her target, and the worst person might very well be the winner — provided they play it smart. Learn how to win yourself a truel, gunslinger-style. Game theorists have thought about the problem of duels for a long time. As much as the Old West was depicted as a lawless place where anything might happen, it was also known for hanging its criminals high — which meant that...
  • A Reminder That the Declaration Has Been Upgraded (Vanity)

    07/04/2012 10:04:20 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 5 replies
    Not Sure | 7/4/12 | dagogo redux
    Declaration of Dependence When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for One Man to create political bands which shall bind a people unto himself, and to assume among the powers of the Earth, the separate and more equal station to which the Laws of Alinsky and of Alinsky's god Lucifer entitles him, a decent self-respect and care for the opinions of posterity requires that he should declare the methods which impel him to the Throne. I hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, but that I am more Equal than others; that...
  • Two men using metal detectors discover hoard of 50,000 Iron Age Celtic coins

    07/03/2012 3:04:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    IO9 ^ | July 3, 2012 | George Dvorsky
    those metal detecTwo men using metal detectors discover hoard of 50,000 Iron Age Celtic coins Great news for all you hopeful amateur metal detectorists: Two men, who'd been searching the same field for nearly 30 years, have stumbled upon the largest hoard of Iron Age coins ever discovered in northern Europe. Inspired by legends that a local farmer once discovered silver coins on his land, the men unearthed the congealed chunk of 50,000 silver and gold coins after following a trail of pieces — that turned out not to be related to the cache. Reg Mead and Richard Miles found...
  • Ancient 'Cow Woman' Skeleton Called Bizarre

    07/03/2012 2:33:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Thu Jun 28, 2012 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Ancient 'Cow Woman' Skeleton Called Bizarre The skeleton of a 1,400-year-old Anglo-Saxon woman buried alongside a cow has emerged from a former children's playground near Cambridge in England, making the "cow woman" an extraordinary unique find. Described as "hugely exciting" and "bizarre," the burial was uncovered by students from Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Central Lancashire. The find is believed to be the only one of its kind ever found in Europe. "Usually it is warrior men who are discovered buried with their animals. Never before have we found a woman buried alongside a cow," Faye Simpson, of...
  • U.S. Government: No Evidence of Aquatic Humanoids (i.e., "Mermaids") Has Ever Been Found.

    07/03/2012 8:51:47 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ^ | July 2012 | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found. Mermaids — those half-human, half-fish sirens of the sea — are legendary sea creatures chronicled in maritime cultures since time immemorial. The ancient Greek epic poet Homer wrote of them in The Odyssey. In the ancient Far East, mermaids were the wives of powerful sea-dragons, and served as trusted messengers between their spouses and the emperors on land. The aboriginal people of Australia call mermaids yawkyawks – a name that may refer to their mesmerizing songs. The belief in mermaids may have arisen at the very dawn of our species. Magical...
  • Making/Storing Gasoline

    07/03/2012 7:43:58 AM PDT · by knarf · 43 replies
    self ^ | July 3, 2012 | knarf
    It's my understanding that the whole oil refining operation is,
  • The 40 Best Quotes from Ronald Reagan

    07/03/2012 6:28:37 AM PDT · by workerbee · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/3/12 | John Hawkins
    40) "A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah." 39) "The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become." 38) "When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." 37) "Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence." 36) "A taxpayer is someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take a civil-service exam."...
  • Roberts, Blankenhorn, and the Power of Liberal Intimidation.

    07/03/2012 6:13:49 AM PDT · by bramps · 1 replies
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | 7/3/2012 | Dennis Prager
    Since Stalin labeled Leon Trotsky -- the man who was the father of Russian Bolshevism! -- a "fascist," the Left has labeled its ideological opponents evil. And when you control nearly all of the news media and schools, that labeling works
  • Puny US particle punisher finds strong evidence for God particle

    07/03/2012 3:00:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    The Register ^ | 3rd July 2012 09:30 GMT | Bríd-Áine Parnell
    The US particle collider Tevatron has jumped in just ahead of the Large Hadron Collider's results announcement this week to say that their machine has found the "strongest indication to date" of the God particle. The LHC's baby American cousin stopped bashing particles off each other back in March 2001 but the scientists have kept crunching the numbers from the 500 trillion collisions produced to wring the last drops of data out. Today, the boffins said their data "strongly point toward the existence of the Higgs boson" but we're still not there yet. “It is a real cliffhanger," the DZero...
  • The Day After Romney Wins;,Will It Be Like The Day After Christmas And Thanksgiving?

    07/02/2012 3:49:06 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 41 replies
    Let's take a survey, What will you do on November 7th/8th after Romney wins? A Shopping Spree? maybe invest in a small business? Buy that car you have been holding off on because of Obama? A new appliance? Head for Best Buy and spend a few hundred? This is what needs to happen after "O'Bozo loses in a landslide. Embarrass the President with the busiest shopping day of the year.And at the same time,Stock Market hits 14,000. Gee, will Obama&Wasserman take all the credit again?
  • FReeper Recipe Thread (July 2012)

    07/01/2012 7:05:17 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 22 replies
    FreeRepublic Cooks | July 1, 2012 | libertarian27
    Welcome to the FReeper Recipe Thread for July 2012. Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or seven- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites! Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe.
  • How to Kill a Parasitic Worm Living Inside of You

    06/30/2012 10:01:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 101 replies
    IO9 ^ | Jun 27, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    How to Kill a Parasitic Worm Living Inside of You Parasitic worms are the stuff of nightmares — worms as big as twelve feet long can rummage through your intestines, and then leave in the middle of the night. Urban legends tell tales of tapeworms carried by diet pills. Some of the weird schemes for removing these parasites include a combination of duct tape, candy bars, and bodily orifices. What is the reality behind these parasites? And how can you really get rid of one, without the need for extreme measures? Tapeworms hide in your food Obtaining a beef or...
  • The Ivy League of Ancient Roman Gladiator Schools

    06/27/2012 11:17:49 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    IO9 ^ | Jun 22, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    The Ivy League of Ancient Roman Gladiator Schools If you got sent back in time 2,000 years to ancient Rome, you probably wouldn't want to choose a career as a gladiator. After all, it was a messy existence, with a fairly low life expectancy. But if you were up to your eyeballs in debt, or wanted a chance at fortune or fame, you could break in at the top, by going to gladiator school. And four different Roman gladiator academies rose above the nearly 100 others, to become the best of the best. At these schools, you'd learn specific fighting...
  • Residents Of Ohio&Pennsylvania,What Are Your Latest Polls&Facts For 2012 Election?

    06/26/2012 6:21:27 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 5 replies
    Being Florida,Ohio & Pennsylvania are three of the most crucial states Romney needs to take in the election,we will be getting polling from them right through October.There was a recent poll latley showing Obama in serious trouble in Ohio. For those of you who live in either state or those who have the real internal polls,what can you fill us in on the real deal of what to expect in November? Florida should be a lock for Romney,but he needs to take Ohio&Pennsylvania to insure victory!
  • Hotline for Illegal Immigrants

    06/25/2012 10:03:08 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 42 replies
    http://www.bostonherald.com ^ | Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 | .boston herald
    The Homeland Security Department is launching a hotline for illegal immigrants. I am not kidding. It is a toll free number that is staffed 24 hours a day. When you call it, ICE personnel will answer questions on how to fight deportation. {snip]Call ICE and tell them what you think of this program. The hotline number is 855-448-6903.{snip}
  • Rome Icon Actually Younger Than the City

    06/25/2012 7:49:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Mon Jun 25, 2012 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Rome Icon Actually Younger Than the City The icon of Rome's foundation, a life-size bronze statue of a she-wolf with two human infants suckling her, is about 1,700 years younger than its city, Rome's officials admitted on Saturday. The official announcement, made at the Capitoline Museums, where the 30 inch-high bronze is the centerpiece of a dedicated room, quashes the belief that the sculpture was adopted by the earliest Romans as a symbol for their city. "The new dating ranges between 1021 e il 1153," said Lucio Calcagnile, who carried radiocarbon tests at the University of Salento's Center for Dating...
  • The Press Under A Free Government

    06/24/2012 7:39:26 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 5 replies
    calvincoolidge.org ^ | Jan 17, 1925 | President Calvin Coolidge
    The relationship between governments and the press has always been recognized as a matter of large importance. Wherever despotism abounds, the sources of public information are the first to be brought under its control. Where ever the cause of liberty is making its way, one of its highest accomplishments is the guarantee of the freedom of the press. It has always been realized, sometimes instinctively, oftentimes expressly, that truth and freedom are inseparable. An absolutism could never rest upon any thing save a perverted and distorted view of human relationships and upon false standards set up and maintained by force....
  • Tumor op in womb saves fetus

    06/24/2012 2:09:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22 June 2012 | Last updated at 05:15 ET
    Surgeons have removed a tumor from the mouth of a fetus, in what has been described as a "world first" procedure. After a scan at 17 weeks, mother Tammy Gonzalez said she "could see a bubble" coming out of her baby's mouth. Doctors said it was a very rare tumor called an oral teratoma and there was little chance her daughter would survive. After the pioneering operation, baby Leyna was born five months later. Doctors at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida, said this type of tumor was so rare it had been seen only once in 20 years at...
  • Kennesaw, where everyone is armed by law

    06/22/2012 2:55:06 PM PDT · by djone · 15 replies
    FT.com ^ | September 25, 2010 | Anna Fifield
    "25 Years ago, Kennesaw, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, was nicknamed "Guntown USA" by Art Buchwald ridiculing the town for passing an ordinance which required every head of household to own a gun." " Kennesaw, Georgia, was nicknamed "Guntown USA" by Art Buchwald ridiculing the town for passing an ordinance which required every head of household to own a gun. 25 years later, violent crime in Kennesaw is nonexistent. Meanwhile, Morton Grove, IL, the town that banned all gun ownership and equal number of years ago continues to have violent crime --including murder." (Izaak)
  • Old Photos of the Statue of Liberty Standing in Paris Were Extraordinarily Surreal

    06/21/2012 7:04:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    IO9 ^ | June 21, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    Old photos of the Statue of Liberty standing in Paris were extraordinarily surreal In science fiction filmdom, the destruction of the Statue of Liberty is merely a sign that the carnage is chugging along at a steady tack. But reality provides some equally strange views of Lady Liberty, particularly when she was under construction in Paris during the mid-1880s. Here are some curious photographs of this iconic Statue in various states of disarray. The Statue of Liberty was supposed to be a centennial gift from France to the United States, but funding difficulties waylaid the project for almost a decade....
  • Double-Barrel Pistol Reinvents The Meaning Of Double Tapping

    06/20/2012 7:21:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    DVICE ^ | Raymond Wong
    Double-barrel pistol reinvents the meaning of double tapping Don't cry to us when the Mayan Apocalypse comes with a horde of brain-dead zombies because we'll just shake our heads at you for not stocking up on Arsenal Firearms' double barrel handgun that fires two bullets with every trigger pull. More commonly referred to as the AF2011-AF Double Barrel Pistol or "Twenty Eleven" or "Second Century," the gun is special because it's the first semi-automatic pistol that fires two bullets at once. Its body is intrinsically that of a Colt 1911-A1 with twin .45 caliber barrels that can carry eight bullets...
  • The Virus that Inspired the Whole Zombie Genre

    06/19/2012 7:28:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | Jun 19, 2012 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    The Virus that Inspired the Whole Zombie Genre Zombies have come to dominate pop culture — and the explanations for their origins range from dark magic to strange satellites. But the concept of zombies has been around for thousands of years — and it looks like the idea originally came from the world of epidemiology, not the world of legends. Biting, fear of light, speechlessness, and the intense aggression that most zombie movies display all come from a single source; rabies. Take a look at the original "rage virus." While some zombie movies go for the uncanny — emphasizing the...