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  • Power of Media: Many Potential Padilla Jurors Unsure Who Caused 9-11

    05/03/2007 12:22:37 PM PDT · by · 11 replies · 619+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 3, 2007 | Matthew Sheffield
    Oftentimes, a journalist will defend his/her industry with the claim that people are not influenced by the media. This is true for some things--things that a person has direct knowledge about--but not for other things such as the national economy, events in other countries, and many others. On these issues, a person trusts the media they follow. You think what your media diet is in other words.The unfortunate thing about this is that there is a subset of media out there which is devoted to promoting ridiculous conspiracy theories. It's scary whenever you encounter a story about actual people who...
  • Now scientists create a sheep that's 15% human (Goal is to produce organs for human transplant)

    03/25/2007 10:57:38 AM PDT · by Stoat · 158 replies · 2,715+ views
    This Is London ^ | March 23, 2007
    Now scientists create a sheep that's 15% human 25.03.07   Scientists have created the world's first human-sheep chimera - which has the body of a sheep and half-human organs.The sheep have 15 per cent human cells and 85 per cent animal cells - and their evolution brings the prospect of animal organs being transplanted into humans one step closer.Professor Esmail Zanjani, of the University of Nevada, has spent seven years and £5million perfecting the technique, which involves injecting adult human cells into a sheep's foetus.  Chimera: sheep have 15 per cent human cells and 85 per cent animal cells  He...
  • Global Warming In Springtime Colorado: Its Snowing! (Calling The Gorebaal Alert)

    03/24/2007 11:56:08 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies · 343+ views
    Someone forgot to break the news to Algore and Mother Nature: Its snowing in mountain Colorado this Saturday and its Spring! Global Warming Alert
  • Some criticize Gore's profits from toxic mining

    03/18/2007 1:33:55 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 16 replies · 622+ views ^ | 3/18/07 | BILL THEOBALD
    CARTHAGE, Tenn. - Al Gore has profited from zinc mining that has released millions of pounds of potentially toxic substances near his farmstead, but there is no evidence the mine has caused serious damage to the environment in the area or threatened the health of his neighbors. Two massive white mountains of leftover rock waste are evidence of three decades of mining that earned Gore more than $500,000 in royalty payments for the mineral rights to his property. New owners plan to start mining again later this year, after nearly four years of inactivity. In addition to bringing 250 much-needed...
  • Thieves make merry as iPod plays - SF commuters warned about iPod theft

    03/08/2007 7:50:18 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 7 replies · 245+ views ^ | Thursday, March 08, 2007
    Thieves make merry as iPod plays San Francisco commuters warned about iPod theft Thursday, March 08, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO: White headphones linked to an iPod are key to Apple Inc.'s wildly successful advertising campaign for the digital music players, but San Francisco's rail system is warning commuters in Apple's own backyard they may also serve as a magnet for thieves. "Don't be a target: Use ear buds other than the standard iPod white, or other aftermarket headphones," the Bay Area Rapid Transit District or BART is warning in fliers distributed at the entrances to stations. The flier said that 11...
  • Squirrel Attacks Occur Again In Mountain View Park

    02/24/2007 3:56:59 PM PST · by grjr21 · 42 replies · 1,499+ views
    CBS 5 ^ | Feb 23, 2007 | Thuy Vu
    “He thought I was stealing his chips when he was stealing my chips!” That’s how four-year-old Hayley Allard described what happened Thursday when a squirrel attacked her in Mountain View’s Cuesta Park. “He was getting my Sun Chips. I reached over to get them and he jumped right in my face and started scratching it,” the girl said. “It was frightening,” said her mother, Debbie Allard. “It was a very scary thing to have happened. It was traumatizing.” Squirrels in Cuesta Park have attacked at least 20 people since last spring. Hayley had to get a tetanus shot. Her doctor...
  • Eco-pilgrims gather to 'heed the Goracle' (Al Gore compared to Jesus Christ)

    02/22/2007 3:51:32 AM PST · by mkleesma · 44 replies · 1,289+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 02/22/07 | Mark Kleesma
    Eco-pilgrims gather to 'heed the Goracle' Hundreds pack U of T hall in show of devotion to climate cause. They came in their hundreds to hear him speak, and even those left standing outside the crowded hall would not be deterred from lingering in the proximity of the Baptist prophet from Tennessee. It wasn't any old-time religion that drew these believers to Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto, but a concept they feel is every bit as crucial to humanity -- global warming -- that made them want to get close to Al Gore, the impassioned former U.S. vice-president,...
  • U.S. Elections Decided By Know-Nothings?

    02/21/2007 9:03:14 PM PST · by CyberAnt · 80 replies · 1,553+ views
    Grassroots Institute of Hawaii ^ | February 6, 2007 | Tom MacDonald
    Perhaps enough time has passed since the last election for partisan passions to have cooled sufficiently to entertain a question with profound implications for American democracy: Is the average American voter well enough informed to vote intelligently? In the recent campaign we heard the slogans “count every vote” and “every vote counts” ad nauseam, but did most of those casting ballots know who or what they were voting for? Not according to George Mason University law professor Ilya Somin who recently wrote, “The sheer depth of most individual voters ignorance is shocking to observers not familiar with the research.” For...
  • SMELL OF TERROR .... (Manhattan - the location of two previous Islamofascist terrorist attacks)

    01/09/2007 5:13:36 AM PST · by IrishMike · 64 replies · 1,812+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 9, 2007 | John Podhoretz
    ON the message boards of, the very fashionable Web site populated by the often shockingly well-to-do Manhattan parents of young kids, the smell of gas that permeated Manhattan island yesterday morning caused a virtual riot. There were hundreds and hundreds of messages posted there within an hour of the smell's emergence. The first word came at 9:14 a.m.: "Anyone in Midtown smell a gas leak? I smell it in my office (45th and 5th), and my husband said that 30 Rock reeks of it, too." "Why isn't everyone panicking about the gas smell?" wrote one poster. "I am usually...
  • More Insults About the 'North American Conspiracy'

    01/05/2007 10:48:25 AM PST · by jmc813 · 332 replies · 3,335+ views
    Human Events ^ | 1-5-2007 | Jerome Corsi
    Conservative blogger John Hawkins of Right Wing News has now decided to join Michael Medved in a new ad hominem attack by using a disparaging adjective to call me a name (“kooky”) and placing me No. 3 in the list of the 20 “people on the right” he finds most annoying. Hawkins places me between No. 2 Mark Foley, whom Hawkins characterizes as a “page-molesting pervert,” and No. 4 Duke Cunningham, the congressman Hawkins notes is “going to jail for 8 years after taking a bribe.” I am honored to be included on any list John Hawkins wishes to create....
  • New York Bans Trans Fats at Restaurants

    12/05/2006 3:20:13 PM PST · by ECM · 46 replies · 1,085+ views
    AP via Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, December 5, 2006 | JOCELYN NOVECK
    New York on Tuesday became the first city in the nation to ban artery-clogging trans fats at restaurants, leading the charge to limit consumption of an ingredient linked to heart disease and used in everything from french fries to pizza dough to pancake mix. In a city where eating out is a major form of activity _ either for fun or out of hectic necessity _ many New Yorkers were all for the ban, saying that health concerns were more important than fears of Big Brother supervising their stomachs.
  • Animal bordellos draw Norwegians

    11/22/2006 7:48:18 PM PST · by Bushwacker777 · 88 replies · 4,377+ views
    Aftonposten ^ | Sept. 14 | Morton Andersen
    "Neither Denmark nor Norway has a prohibition on sex with animals, as long as the animals do not suffer. On the Internet Danish animal owners advertise openly that they offer sex with animals, without intervention from police or other authorities, Danish newspaper 24timer reports. In correspondence with the animal owners, the newspaper was told that the animals involved have many years of experience and that the animals themselves wanted sex. The cost to the client varied from DKK 500-1,000 (USD 85-170). ... According to the 24timer report, Germans, Dutchmen, Swedes and Norwegians visit the Danish bordellos, and a web site...
  • 100 Protest Marriage Ban; 'Have to Fight This' (Madison, WI)

    11/19/2006 10:49:15 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 8 replies · 712+ views ^ | November 18, 2006 | Judith Davidoff
    The first organized demonstration against the state's recently passed constitutional ban on gay marriage and civil unions ended at the Dane County Clerk's Office, where a posted sign indicated that marriage licenses are issued Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The rumor was that a same-sex couple or two would challenge the state prohibition by trying to obtain a marriage license, but nothing was attempted after the protesters, about 100 strong, learned that Clerk Bob Ohlsen was not in the office. It's unlikely they would have gotten far, in any case. As the clerk behind the glass...
  • Giuliani Sprints in Carolina As Band Plays ‘New York

    08/17/2006 3:31:12 PM PDT · by Blackirish · 414 replies · 3,058+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | 8/17/06 | RYAN SAGER
    GREENVILLE, S.C. — If Rudy Giuliani does run for president in 2008, the Palmetto State is everything that's supposedly going to trip him up in the primaries: It's Southern (Mr. Giuliani's a Yankee), it's religious (61% evangelical, the sixth highest concentration in the nation), and it's predisposed to go with the guy whose "turn" it is (think Bob Dole in 1996). But none of those hurdles seemed terribly high as Mr. Giuliani sprinted from event to event yesterday, starting with a fund-raiser for a local GOP congressional candidate in Greenville, moving on to a motivational speech around the corner, and...
  • Growth slows of regular consumers of online news, survey shows

    07/30/2006 1:58:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 398+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/30/06 | Will Lester - ap
    Some solace for traditional news outlets worried about how to compete with the Internet: A survey finds slowing growth in the number of people who regularly go online for the news. Almost three in 10 adults, or 31 percent, regularly log in for news, a rate roughly the same as two years ago, according to the survey released Sunday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. People in their 40s were more likely to go online for news than the younger adults. "The online news audience is maturing and at this point is wider than it...
  • Senate GOP candidate slams party [Michael Steele..........]

    07/25/2006 2:24:33 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 291 replies · 4,384+ views
    Senate GOP candidate slams party By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer Published: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican in a competitive Senate race called his party affiliation "an impediment," said he'd "probably not" want President Bush to campaign for him and the GOP-controlled Congress should "just shut up and get something done." Michael Steele's campaign confirmed Tuesday that the Maryland lieutenant governor was the Senate candidate who made the comments a day earlier on the condition reporters not identify him. However, the campaign said his remarks were only a sampling of the...
  • POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: DNC Chairman on Oil ( and Jews )

    05/03/2006 4:17:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies · 1,137+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2006 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Howard Dean, in a speech to the American Jewish Committee... took a swipe at the Republican Party, saying the Democratic Party is one of inclusion and religious freedom. "I was recently asked about the difference between the Democratic and Republican parties," Dean said. "When it comes right down to it, the essential difference is that the Democrats fundamentally believe it is important to make sure that American Jews feel comfortable being American Jews." Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, who is Jewish, addressed the group on Tuesday. The head of the Democratic Party said Wednesday that unchecked U.S. reliance on...
  • Crazy Cat Terrorizes Connecticut Town (actual title)

    03/29/2006 7:10:29 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 78 replies · 2,843+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 3/29/06
    Crazy Cat Terrorizes Connecticut Town FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Residents of the neighborhood of Sunset Circle say they have been terrorized by a crazy cat named Lewis. Lewis for his part has been uniquely cited, personally issued a restraining order by the town's animal control officer. "He looks like Felix the Cat and has six toes on each foot, each with a long claw," Janet Kettman, a neighbor said Monday. "They are formidable weapons." The neighbors said those weapons, along with catlike stealth, have allowed Lewis to attack at least a half dozen people and ambush the Avon lady as she...
  • Tribute to Paul Hellyer

    12/31/2005 7:27:20 PM PST · by Parody · 1 replies · 512+ views ^ | 12/31/2005 | "Sarcastic Paranoid"
    "Man On The Moon" Based on the performance by REM"Base On The Moon" Parody by Sarcastic Paranoid
  • No On Roberts (Joseph Farah Slams Conservatives For Being Bamboozled By White House Alert)

    08/07/2005 10:20:55 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 345 replies · 6,201+ views
    World Net ^ | 08/08/05 | Joseph Farah
    I don't know who makes me sicker – President Bush or the "conservatives" who continue to back him and his sell-out choice for the U.S. Supreme Court. The conservatives eagerly jumped in to throw their support to the unknown John Roberts as soon as the choice to replace Sandra Day O'Connor was announced. On what basis? The guy was a blank slate – like David Souter and Anthony Kennedy before him. Then, last week, the Los Angeles Times broke the story that Roberts had volunteered his services – pro bono – to help prepare a landmark homosexual activist case to...
  • 'Health Chips' (RFID) Could Help Patients in US

    08/06/2005 11:30:36 AM PDT · by Haru Hara Haruko · 11 replies · 281+ views
    RedNova ^ | Jul. 31, 2005
    --President Bush's former health secretary Tommy Thompson is putting the final touches to a plan that could result in US citizens having a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip inserted under their skin, The Business has learned. The RFID capsules would be linked to a computerised database being created by the US Department of Health to store and manage the nation's health records. It could be the precursor to a similar scheme in the UK. The president's budget for 2006 continues to support the use of health information technology by increasing funding to $125m (�70m, E103m) for pilot schemes.
  • Crime-hit Brazil split over possible gun sales ban

    07/24/2005 8:41:35 PM PDT · by epow · 17 replies · 516+ views
    RedNova ^ | 7/20/05 | AndreiKhalip
    Crime-hit Brazil split over possible gun sales ban RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro taxi driver Luiz Marcelo is normally mild mannered, but he loses his temper when Brazil's upcoming referendum on whether gun sales should be banned comes up in a conversation. "All you see around us in the streets is crime, and the best they can think of is to disarm honest citizens like me and you," the 50-year-old almost shouts. "I have a gun at home and another one in this car and I'm not giving them up." Many Brazilians share this view, saying...
  • NYers to NYPD: 'I Do Not Consent to Being Searched'

    07/22/2005 11:06:07 AM PDT · by BigFinn · 641 replies · 11,339+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | July 21st, 200 | by Chisun Lee
    Spend $16.99 so you can wear this to your grave Reacting to the NYPD's announcement Thursday afternoon that police would randomly—but routinely—search the bags of commuters, one concerned New Yorker quickly created a way for civil libertarians to make their views black-and-white. In a few outraged moments, local immigrant rights activist Tony Lu designed t-shirts bearing the text, "i do not consent to being searched." The minimalist protest-wear can be purchased here, in various styles and sizes. (Lu will not get a cut. The shirts' manufacture, sale, and shipment, will be handled by the online retailer. Lu encourages budget-conscious New...
  • Spaniards set to vote Yes for cha (Euro Sheeple alert)

    01/14/2005 11:15:34 AM PST · by jb6 · 3 replies · 351+ views ^ | January 14 2005 | Leslie Crawford
    It's available in football stadiums, supermarkets and train stations. Advertised on television and radio. Former soccer heroes Emilio Butraguenõ and Johan Cruyff recommend it. Pedro Duque, Spain's only astronaut, is a fan. Rock stars and opera divas warble its praises. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero's government has embarked on a €6m ($7.9m) media blitz to familiarise Spaniards with the new European constitution, ahead of a referendum on February 20. "By the time the vote comes around, Spaniards will have the treaty coming out of their ears," one official promises. On Sunday, 6m free copies of the full text of the charter...
  • Banning Guns Isn't Enough for the Brits

    01/01/2005 1:43:36 PM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 59 replies · 3,019+ views
    It appears the Brits have climbed the Cliffs of Insanity and taken a collective nosedive into the River of Outright Absurdity. My friend, author Michael Z. Williamson, and I used to laugh about Britain, their unreasonable ban on armed self defense and their hysterical attempts to further correct the problems caused by said ban by implementing yet more stringent and bizarre restraints on people's rights. Mike was born in the UK. I used to kid him about the future of Great Britain. I used to tell him that soon, sharp implements will be banned, and people will be forced to...
  • The Ultimate Sacrifice - (New one from Guerilla Reporter!)

    12/19/2004 4:06:28 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 329+ views
    We live in a time when what is left is right, what is good is bad, what is up is down, and what is true is false. This is a period of our history unmatched in its preponderance of mind-control mechanisms meant to manipulate public opinion and fool people into believing what is black is white, what is white is black, and gray is all that matters. Every day I hear people parrot what they ingest from the mainstream media, foolishly believing they are informed and are paying attention. I learned some time ago that lies and deception are not...
  • Manitoba drivers to stand on one leg, count out loud in roadside drug tests

    12/13/2004 3:27:24 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 34 replies · 980+ views ^ | 12 12 04 | Steve Lambert
    WINNIPEG (CP) -- Manitoba drivers suspected of being high on drugs will be asked to perform a specific series of tasks, including standing on one leg while counting out loud, under new regulations approved by the NDP government. "The tests are, by nature, divided attention tests," David Greening, a senior Justice Department policy analyst, said in an interview. "(Police) can determine if a person is impaired by how they perform on the tests." The new regulations stem from amendments to the provincial Highway Traffic Act approved by the legislature last spring which are intended to crack down on motorists who...
  • Science turns monkeys into drones - Humans are next, genetic experts say

    10/18/2004 9:44:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies · 4,158+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | October 17, 2004 | Lois Rogers
    LONDON - Scientists have discovered a way of manipulating a gene that turns animals into drones that do not become bored with repetitive tasks. The experiments, conducted on monkeys, are the first to demonstrate that animal behaviour can be permanently changed, turning the subjects from aggressive to "compliant" creatures.The genes are identical in humans and although the discovery could help to treat depression and other types of mental illness, it will raise images of the Epsilon caste from Aldous Huxley's futuristic novel Brave New World.The experiments -- detailed in the journal Nature Neuroscience this month -- involved blocking the...
  • George W. Bush Is Why Countries Hate America (Barf Alert)

    10/15/2004 3:18:33 PM PDT · by The Loan Arranger · 5 replies · 333+ views
    Useless-knowledge (E-Zine) ^ | October 15, 2004 | John Kuehl
    Recently, a friend of mine returned from a tour of duty in Iraq; and I was later informed that he had made 16 registered kills. A 20 year-old man with 16 Registered kills? From my friend? The very same person that I got into a fight with after baseball practice in eight grade? Am I supposed to be happy about that? Should I go and pat him on the back and congratulate him for what he has done? In all reality I will tell him that I am proud of him and support him, but I should not have to...
  • Kerry and the sheep

    10/15/2004 9:43:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 542+ views
    The Roanoke Times ^ | October 14, 2004 | Brian Gottstein
    If John Kerry gets elected president, then I’m going to finally give in and add a Kerry technique to my political consulting repertoire. The technique will be one in which my candidate adopts all sides of an issue – pro and con. I don’t care if some closed-minded people would consider that wrong or unethical, it’s what has to be done to win. Besides, if someone who has made it to the honored position of candidate for the highest, most revered office in the land is doing it, it must be okay, right? After watching the presidential campaign coverage for...
  • Poll: 69% of US Jews will vote for John Kerry By JPOST.COM STAFF

    09/21/2004 4:23:01 PM PDT · by LongViewSC · 190 replies · 3,484+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 21, 2004 22:45 | By JPOST.COM STAFF
    Reports indicate that a new survey by the American Jewish Committee, scheduled to be released Wednesday, finds that only 24 percent of American Jews would vote for President Bush, while 69 percent would vote for Senator John Kerry.
  • Indep. Police Stage Roadblock To Check Driver's Licenses

    07/19/2004 1:29:52 PM PDT · by JOAT · 104 replies · 2,006+ views
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Police in Independence conducted a driver checkpoint on Thursday, but it wasn't to look for drunken drivers. For about an hour Thursday afternoon, officers stopped vehicles to make sure drivers had valid licenses. But some are questioning the legality of holding such a checkpoint. Independence police have arrested more than 1,300 drivers this year for driving without a valid license, KMBC's Jim Flink reported. On Thursday, police stopped about 300 drivers on a busy street. Independence Officer Tom Gentry said drivers without licenses pose a safety concern. "It's a public safety issue. On public highways, you don't...
  • How Public Education Cripples Our Kids

    10/09/2003 12:50:43 AM PDT · by PurVirgo · 14 replies · 174+ views ^ | 10/3/03 | John Taylor Gatto
    John Taylor Gatto is a former New York State and New York City Teacher of the Year and the author, most recently, of The Underground History of American Education. ...teachers are themselves products of the same twelve-year compulsory school programs that so thoroughly bore their students, and as school personnel they are trapped inside structures even more rigid than those imposed upon the children. Who, then, is to blame? We all are. Is it possible that George W. Bush accidentally spoke the truth when he said we would "leave no child behind"? Could it be that our schools are designed...
  • U.S. Launches Project to Sequence Cattle Genes

    03/04/2003 1:17:19 PM PST · by Willie Green · 5 replies · 166+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, March 4, 2003
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Human Genome Research Institute said on Tuesday it had approved spending $50 million to sequence all the genes in cattle. The work will be done in Texas, at the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas A&M University. The NHGRI, which has sponsored projects to sequence the human genome as well as the collection of genes in mice, fruit flies and other animals, said it would put up half the money if the remaining $25 million could be raised from other sources. Texas Governor Rick Perry said...
  • Mom: 'Hallelujah!'(dead kid,dumb cops,crazy male hater; this one has it all)

    02/27/2003 2:50:41 AM PST · by putupon · 41 replies · 443+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 2-27-03 | Mom: 'Hallelujah!'
    <p>Roxanne S. Harrell pulled her 7-year-old daughter's body from her wrecked truck, lay down on the pavement, draped her daughter over herself and proclaimed, "Hallelujah."</p> <p>Law-enforcement authorities yesterday described it as the final scene in Harrell's alleged crusade to save all women and children from "the domination of the male race."</p>
  • Would a Freeper Stay on this bus?

    02/19/2003 3:42:38 AM PST · by doosee · 71 replies · 218+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | February 19, 2003 | Lillian Thomas
    <p>A passenger on a Port Authority bus involved in an accident Friday said that the driver refused to let him off the bus to help the 78-year-old victim lying on the street.</p> <p>"Here's a woman who just collapsed on the pavement, and cars are whizzing by, and the driver seemed more concerned to say that she was at fault for the accident," said Coleman Hughes, 43, of Mount Washington.</p>

    02/12/2003 8:34:37 AM PST · by dts32041 · 20 replies · 182+ views
    Captiol Hill Blue ^ | 12 FEB 03 | Doug Thompson
      John Harlan hit five hardware stores near his home in Alexandria, Virginia, this week, looking for duct tape. "None," he said. "None nowhere."Connie Masten couldn't find bottled water at her neighborhood grocery store and drove to two others before finding just four gallon jugs left on the shelf.  She bought all four."I'm scared," she admits. "Real scared."Harlen and Masten responded this week to government warnings that Osama bin Laden's thugs will strike again, probably by the end of the week, in an attack that may include chemical weapons or possibly even a "dirty" bomb that will spread radioactivity or...
  • Loan Wanted: I Need To Borrow A Few Thousand For A Year

    01/31/2003 9:28:26 AM PST · by an amused spectator · 9 replies · 232+ views
    People Who Know More Than You Do ^ | January 31, 2003 | aas
    Will you loan me a few thousand dollars interest-free for a year? I'll pay you back in May. If you want the money back before May, you can get it from one of my buddies after January, but you'll have to pay him some of your cash to get it. Thanks in advance! Contact me here or here. BTW - if I can't get enough people to help me out with this, I might send someone around to your place to remind you about this generous offer*.*In California, these persons will all look like your governor, Gray Davis.
  • Let's Look At What Bush, GOP Have Done (Lake Michigan-Sized Vomit Alert)

    12/02/2002 8:28:06 AM PST · by ServesURight · 11 replies · 180+ views
    Green Bay Press-Gazette (Letter To Editor) ^ | 12/02/02 | Chris M. Janesky

    11/24/2002 7:50:50 AM PST · by demlosers · 55 replies · 241+ views ^ | Sunday 24 November 2002 | Richard Wallace, US Editor
    From Richard Wallace, US Editor, in New York GEORGE Bush is on the brink of invading Iraq - but most Americans have no idea where the country is. A survey revealed that only one in seven aged between 18 and 24 could identify Saddam Hussein's land. And while more than half knew that al-Qaeda and the Taliban were based in Afghanistan, only one in six could find the country on a map. TRAFFIC POLICEMAN JOHN RILEY: 'I must get this right. It's around here somewhere Even more worrying - one in 10 couldn't pick out America. When the Daily Mirror...
  • Gay Sheep May Help Explain Biology of Homosexuals

    11/05/2002 7:12:10 AM PST · by The South Texan · 28 replies · 164+ views
    Gay Sheep May Help Explain Biology of Homosexuals Mon Nov 4, 6:33 PM ET By Maggie Fox WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gay sheep that mate only with other rams have different brain structures from "straight" sheep, a finding that may shed light on human sexuality, US researchers said on Monday. The differences are similar to those seen in some homosexual humans, but probably only go a small way to explaining the causes of different sexual preferences, the team at Oregon Health & Science University said. "We are not trying to explain human sexuality by this study," Charles Roselli, a professor of...
  • Oh Say, Can't You See?

    09/20/2002 12:25:51 PM PDT · by Lorie K · 21 replies · 998+ views
    9/20/02 | Lorie K
    As a reaction to the general apathy and ignorance which abounds as I watch our once great nation slide into the morass, I was inspired to rewrite the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America. the original --- We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. My version ---- We the sheeple of...
  • The Men Who Run the World

    09/14/2002 6:06:40 AM PDT · by Moosefart · 25 replies · 347+ views
    Remember those heady six years when Mikhail Gorbachev dominated world events so completely that Ted Turner said he was the greatest world leader in the last 2,000 years? The Velvet Revolution, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the end of the Cold War, the birth of the New World Order, a Nobel Peace Prize and the dissolution of the Soviet Union all occurred in such rapid succession that it almost took our breath away. Then suddenly he was gone. Did he just burn himself out? Does such a dynamic leader become content to just fade into the pages of history?...
  • "Less For Our Labor" Day?

    09/02/2002 7:32:46 AM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 5 replies · 438+ views ^ | 09/02/2002 | Gary Galles
    Every Labor Day, the U.S. is carpet-bombed with politicians' rhetoric extolling working Americans' very real and substantial contributions to our society, followed by words of devotion to their interests. From their speeches, you would think that the government was doing wonderful things to help workers.  But, in fact, with the average American spending more to fund government than to buy food, clothing, and shelter combined, the greatest impact the government has on those of us for whom it cares so much is through the huge gap it creates between the value of our productive contribution to others in the workplace and what...
  • Many are willing to pay for security with liberty

    07/08/2002 5:20:19 PM PDT · by pocat · 11 replies · 194+ views
    Many are willing to pay for security with liberty Few oppose erosion of their rights Most Americans are willing to give up some freedom this Fourth of July if it helps protect them from terrorists. Several recent polls, including one in Greater Cincinnati, show that three out of four people favor limiting civil liberties in exchange for more security. Even as they prepare to celebrate liberty and independence today, most Americans seem unconcerned about new laws that give authorities broader power to tap their phones, read their e-mails and monitor their activities. They are far more worried about personal safety,...
  • Pentagon Program Promotes Psychopharmacological Warfare

    07/06/2002 10:57:30 PM PDT · by bloggerjohn · 13 replies · 440+ views
    The Sunshine Project ^ | July 2, 2002 | sunshine project staff
    In The Futurological Congress (1971), Polish writer Stanislaw Lem portrayed a future in which disobedience is controlled with hypothetical mind-altering chemicals dubbed "benignimizers". Lem's fictional work opens with the frightening story of a police and military biochemical attack on protesters outside of an international scientific convention. As the environment becomes saturated with hallucinogenic agents, in Lem's tale the protesters (and bystanders) descend into chaos, overcome by delusions and feelings of complacency, self-doubt, and even love. If the Pentagon’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD) has its way, Lem may be remembered as a prophet. (Austin and Hamburg, 1 July 2002) -...
  • Every Handgun Is Aimed at You: The Case for Banning Handguns

    06/30/2002 11:59:36 AM PDT · by RogueIsland · 43 replies · 372+ views ^ | some nadless VPC shill
    VPC Launches New Web Site,, in Conjunction With Release of Paperback Edition of Latest Book, Every Handgun Is Aimed at You: The Case for Banning Handguns WASHINGTON, DC—In conjunction with release of the paperback edition of its most recent book, Every Handgun is Aimed at You: The Case for Banning Handguns (The New Press, 2001), the Violence Policy Center (VPC) today launched a new citizen-action web site, Each year handguns claim more than 20,000 American lives in suicides, homicides, and unintentional shootings. The unique qualities that make handguns ideally suited for violent death and injury—concealability coupled with lethality—are...
  • Digital Angel Corp. Enters Into a Relationship With Microsoft MapPoint

    03/19/2002 5:19:50 PM PST · by StriperSniper · 15 replies · 494+ views
    Applied Digital Solutions via Yahoo! ^ | Tuesday March 19, 9:59 am Eastern Time | Applied Digital Solutions-Press Release
    Tuesday March 19, 9:59 am Eastern TimePress ReleaseSOURCE: Applied Digital SolutionsDigital Angel Corp. Enters Into a Relationship With Microsoft MapPoint to Strengthen GPS Mapping Capabilities for U.S. and Global Partners Agreement will enable Digital Angel to meet growing demand for accurate GPS mapping services in global markets PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 19, 2002-- Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSX - news), an advanced technology development company, announced today that Digital Angel Corporation, its wholly owned subsidiary, has signed an agreement with Microsoft® MapPoint® (Nasdaq: MSFT - news) in order to strengthen its worldwide GPS mapping capabilities. Commenting on the new...