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  • Ex-wife tells how she was seized

    04/26/2005 6:13:00 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 9 replies · 1,345+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 26 April 2005 | Rhea Davis
    Near the end of Ressie Mangum's bitter divorce, police officers showed up at her door with commitment papers and an order to take her to a mental facility for evaluation. "They grabbed my arms and pulled me onto the porch," the San Antonio-area woman testified Monday. "I didn't know what was happening." After she arrived at the mental health facility, she was placed in a room behind locked doors and examined by a psychiatrist to determine if she was a threat to herself or others, according to testimony. After about four hours, doctors determined she was sane and released her....
  • Why This Libertarian Is Voting to Re-elect George W. Bush

    10/23/2004 10:07:23 AM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 51 replies · 7,006+ views
    The Sierra Times ^ | October 23, 2004 | J. Neil Schulman
    Why This Libertarian Is Voting to Re-elect George W. Bush By J. Neil Schulman "If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for ... but there are certain to be ones you want to vote against. By this rule you will rarely go wrong." -- Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long I've called myself a libertarian since January 10, 1971, when my mother, a diehard New York Sunday Times crossword-doer, said to me, "Hey your favorite author's picture is in the...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com'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!
  • Ward Nineteen

    08/27/2003 9:09:43 PM PDT · by Elisha · 78 replies · 1,147+ views
    Wallace Freedman | 8/28/03 | Wallace Freedman
    Ward Nineteen I lay here on my bunk in Ward Nineteen, thousands of miles away from Ward Six where Chekov’s Doctor what’s-his-name, spent the last of his days. Sometimes as I lay here, I wonder about him. I just lay here in the dark, and think because that is all they allow me to do. Actually they try their damnedest to keep me from doing that, with all of the drugs that make me float on pastel colored clouds most of the day. Everywhere I turn, there are images of all the liberal icons of history. Morons, and traitors. Once...
  • Public was misled, claim ex-CIA men

    05/30/2003 4:28:19 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 38 replies · 2,983+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | 05/31/03 | Tim Reid
    A GROUP of former US intelligence officials has written to President Bush claiming that the US Congress and the American public were misled about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction before the war. The group’s members, most of them former CIA analysts, say that they have close contacts with senior officials working inside the US intelligence agencies, who have told them that intelligence was “cooked” to persuade Congress to authorise the war. The manipulation of intelligence has, they say, produced “a policy and intelligence fiasco of monumental proportions”. They write in the letter to Mr Bush: “While there have been occasions...
  • Some resorts throwing cold water on spring break

    02/14/2003 9:28:01 AM PST · by steplock · 9 replies · 1,000+ views
    We are not Sodom and GomorrahDate Friday, February 14 Clinton's out of the White House - Sanity returns Some resorts throwing cold water on spring breakusatoday Jayne Clark For more than a decade, Cancun, Mexico, has been party central for the boozed, be-thonged and besotted boys and girls of spring break. But this year, the drink-till-you-drop college crowd will find less-indulgent hosts. A majority of the Caribbean resort's hotels, bars and clubs that cater to the student trade have signed a ''civility agreement'' to enforce laws that in past years often were ignored, officials say. Among them are bans...
  • Davis vs. Davis

    03/20/2002 6:28:08 AM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 54 replies · 1,023+ views
    California Political Review ^ | March 20, 2002 | George Neumayr
    The governor who says he "kept the lights on" raises doubts about those in his own head. "After three years in office and an easy primary win, Gov. Gray Davis faces a strange problem: More California voters than ever actively dislike him," reports the Los Angeles Times. Can anyone blame them? Davis is doing an awfully good impression of Al Gore these days. Consider Davis's recent oddball interview with the editorial board of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Before the board, the nerdy braggart fumed about California's energy crisis last year: "If I didn't panic, you wouldn't be able to put...