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  • Thank you to Freepers who boycotted the Super Bore/Bowl

    02/06/2018 11:36:48 AM PST · by beergarden · 374 replies
    You have placed your country above a stupid game. Isn't it great a number of Freepers here put their money where their mouths are and when they say they boycott the NFL..they actually do. Unlike some..well, never mind ;)
  • At Least Seven Layoffs at the Denver Post as Shrinkage Continues

    11/28/2017 7:48:34 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Westword ^ | NOVEMBER 28, 2017 | MICHAEL ROBERTS
    November 27, the Denver Post set into motion its latest round of layoffs just over a year after shrinking the newsroom staff by 26 employees through the combination of a buyout offer and supplementary dismissals. Seven positions included in the Post's contract with the Denver Newspaper Guild are affected, and another four employees working non-union gigs also appear to have been discharged. "The Post gave the required two-week notice of layoff in seven union covered positions," notes the DNG's Tony Mulligan, corresponding via email. "Four are in the newsroom and three are in advertising support." ... As for why the...
  • Watch out: Mammals shrink when Earth heats up, study says

    03/15/2017 12:19:38 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/15/2017 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming shrank certain animals in the ancient past, and scientists worry it could happen again.Warm-blooded animals got smaller at least twice in Earth's history when carbon dioxide levels soared and temperatures spiked as part of a natural warming, a new study says.
  • At Martha's Vineyard, Obama complains about Cold Ocean

    08/11/2014 7:58:45 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/11/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    "I found, as somebody from Hawaii, the water is still a little cold."
  • Vice President Biden loves to skinny dip, says tell-all book [HORRIFIC MENTAL IMAGES]

    08/01/2014 1:00:54 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1 Aug 14 | Celeste Katz
    It's the Joe Biden you didn’t know — and might not want to see. Secret Service agents dread being assigned to protect the vice president, in part because Biden’s a big fan of skinny dipping, according to a new tell-all book. In “The First Family Detail,” author Ronald Kessler quotes unnamed Secret Service agents dishing about the supposedly “hidden lives” of Presidents and the other important people they protect.
  • The Incredible Shrinking Acceptance Speech [....cloudy, with a strong chance of empty seats]

    09/05/2012 1:00:11 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 5, 2012 | Mark Hemingway
    Charlotte It's been raining every afternoon here during the Democratic convention, but from talking to the locals here, short afternoon showers are pretty common this time of year. One imagines that way back when Democrats booked the 74,000 seat Bank of America stadium for Obama's acceptance speech, someone did the due diligence to inquire what the weather might be like in Charlotte this time of year. The possibility of rain must have been considered. So when the Obama campaign announced today that they were moving the President's acceptance speech from the outdoor stadium to the indoor 20,000 seat Time Warner...
  • 2008 No More: Obama Acceptance Speech Moved to 75% Smaller Venue

    09/05/2012 9:36:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Red State ^ | September 5, 2012 | Jeff Emanuel
    In 2008, standing between artificial columns designed to recall the White House Rose Garden, then-Senator Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president at Denver’s Invesco Field in front of a record crowd of 84,000. It’s clearly not 2008 any more. Bank of America stadium and the 73% smaller Time Warner Cable ArenaA similar-sized venue was chosen for now-President Obama’s acceptance speech this year’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, where .... Bank of America Stadium seats 73,298. That’s ten thousand less than Invesco, but still a sizable venue — and one which, if enthusiasm were even remotely close to 2008...
  • Warming climate could make us all shrink

    02/24/2012 8:43:35 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 53 replies
    TG Daily ^ | 24 February 2012 | Emma Woollacott
    Researchers have uncovered a direct link between global temperatures and body size, leading them to conclude that future climate change could mean species getting smaller. A team led by scientists from the University of Florida and the University of Nebraska followed the evolution of the earliest horses about 56 million years ago, and found that as temperatures increased, their body size decreased. "Horses started out small, about the size of a small dog like a miniature schnauzer," says Jonathan Bloch, associate curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Florida Museum of Natural History. "What’s surprising is that after they first appeared,...
  • Study blames global warming for shrinking species ('Natural selection' at work?)

    10/16/2011 11:06:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies ^ | 10/16/11 | Seth Borenstein - AP
    From the mighty polar bear to the tiny house sparrow, many of Earth's species appear to be shrinking in size, a new study reports. And the authors think it's probably due to global warming, a little like wool sweaters that shrink when washed in hot water. But other experts say that conclusion goes too far, blaming global warming for what may be natural changes. ... The shrinking victims, according to the study, include cotton, corn, strawberries, bay scallops, shrimp, crayfish, carp, Atlantic salmon, herring, frogs, toads, iguanas, hooded robins, red-billed gulls, California squirrels, lynx and wood rats. Two years ago,...
  • Climate change could shrink chocolate production: report

    10/12/2011 9:07:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/12/11 | Tiffany Hsu
    Scientists say climate change will eventually claim many victims -– including, according to a new report, chocolate. As temperatures increase and weather trends change, the main growing regions for cocoa could shrink drastically, according to new research from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture. Ghana and the Ivory Coast –- which produce more than half of the global cocoa supply –- could take a major hit by 2050. Currently, the optimal locations to grow the crop are about 330 feet to 820 feet above sea level, with temperatures of about 72 degrees Fahrenheit to 77 degrees. That range will soar...
  • Geithner: Taxes on ‘Small Business’ Must Rise So Government Doesn’t ‘Shrink’

    06/24/2011 9:42:39 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 72 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 6/23/2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Geithner’s explanation of the administration's small-business tax plan came in an exchange with first-term Rep. Renee Ellmers (R.-N.C.). Ellmers, a nurse, decided to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010 after she became active in the grass-roots opposition to President Barack Obama’s proposed health-care reform plan in 2009. “Overwhelmingly, the businesses back home and across the country continue to tell us that regulation, lack of access to capital, taxation, fear of taxation, and just the overwhelming uncertainties that our businesses face is keeping them from hiring,” Ellmers told Geithner. “They just simply cannot.” She then challenged Geithner on...
  • Weiner Staff Heading for the Exits?

    06/12/2011 6:41:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 135 replies ^ | June 12. 2011 | Publius
    BigGovernment has learned from a confidential source on Capitol Hill that, starting tomorrow, Rep. Weiner’s DC staff will depart for other Congressional offices. According to our source, staff from Democrat leadership assembled Rep. Weiner’s staff and offered to assist them finding positions in other offices. Finding positions for everyone in Weiner’s DC office could take a week or two.
  • Exclusive: Weiner's Messages to Teenage Girl in Delaware Draw Police Attention

    06/10/2011 3:04:59 PM PDT · by macquire · 281 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 10, 2011 | Jana Winter
    DEVELOPING: NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Police on Friday afternoon came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner. Two officers from the New Castle County Police Department arrived at the girl's home around 4:30 p.m. and asked to speak with the girl's mother about the daughter's contact with Weiner. Another officer appeared at the home a short time later. A reporter was at the home when the police arrived. The girl, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, told, "I'm...
  • Question:Should Obama Hold A "Weiner-Summit" To Avoid Another Presidential Embarrassment?

    06/09/2011 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Liberals_R_BiPolar_Turkeys · 11 replies
    And why hasn't Obama denounced Anthony Weiner For "Presenting His Little Friend" to strange women on the net? Now that Obama is beyond embarrassed because of the "Small Weiner Incident",what is he going to do? Why not hold a "Weiner-Summit"? Using the same White House Picnic Table,and let's have Obama,Biden,Barney Frank&His Boyfriend "Anthony Weiner" all sit there,munching on Hot-Dogs,Chips,Fries&Soda,and they can all discuss why "It Wouldn't Be Prudent" to expose your smallest body part on the web!
  • NY Rep. Weiner admits he sent lewd pix; won't quit

    06/06/2011 1:56:19 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 264 replies ^ | 6\6\11 | AP staff
    NEW YORK – New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner (WEE'-nuhr) says racy, shirtless pictures that appeared on a website are him and he's apologizing for what he calls making terrible mistakes. During a teary-eyed press conference, he says he won't resign.
  • This post outrage all of you. I don't care. [Idiot blogger says Wiener's confession is a lie]

    06/06/2011 7:29:32 PM PDT · by Minn · 18 replies
    Cannonfire Blog ^ | 6/6/2011 | Joseph Cannon
    Alas, I was (on THIS day, of all days) forced to go out into the world to attend to real life. So I'm playing catch-up here. I didn't hear all of Weiner's confession, but the relevant bits are pretty much inescapable. I'm told that Andrew Breitbart was on the podium speaking at a time when everyone expected to see Weiner. That must have been quite an odd sight! I don't know what Breitbart said, but summary accounts have made it clear that he wanted everyone to know that he was right all along -- even though (as all now admit)...
  • @RepWeiner beats a hasty retweet

    06/01/2011 5:06:35 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 1, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    Memorial Day barbecues may be over, but this town is enjoying a Weiner roast of obscene proportions. On the spit: Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York, perhaps the most pugilistic Democrat in the House, who now finds himself in a fight he does not relish. Over the holiday weekend, a waist-down photograph of an aroused man in boxer briefs was sent from Weiner’s official Twitter account to tens of thousands of followers. Weiner had a plausible explanation: His Twitter account was hacked and he didn’t send the photo. That’s where the plausibility ends. Asked by NBC’s Luke Russert whether the...
  • (YouTube) PAUL POTTS SINGS - Congressman Weiner

    05/29/2011 6:50:16 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    dfu via YouTube ^ | 5-29-11 | dfu
    Did Congressman Anthony Weiner really tweet his bulge to a college student? I believe you will enjoy this one. PAUL POTTS SINGS - Congressman Weiner
  • "Robust" US Catholic Growth in 2008

    02/21/2011 10:52:36 AM PST · by Titanites · 60 replies
    Catherine of Siena Institute ^ | Tuesday, 16 February 2010 16:10 | Sherry
    The 2010 Yearbook from the National Council of Church USA is out and the news continues to be good for Catholics. The Catholic Church, the nation's largest at more than 68 million members, reported a slight membership loss in 2009 (for the year 2007) but rebounded . . . with a robust growth of 1.49 percent in 2008. Other groups that posted significant gains were the Mormon Church (Latter Day Saints) which grew 1.71 percent to 5,873,408 members and the Assemblies of God grew 1.27 percent to 2,863,265 members. The big losers: mainline Protestants continue their slide Presbyterian Church (USA),...
  • Postal worker arrested after delivering mail naked

    12/14/2010 12:23:40 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies · 9+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 14, 2010
    WHITEFISH BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin postal carrier says he simply wanted to cheer up a woman on his rounds who seemed "stressed out" when he decided to deliver mail in the buff. But upon further review, the worker told police that delivering mail while completely naked probably wasn't a good idea.