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  • Why Your Highway Has Potholes

    04/16/2012 11:26:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 15, 2012, 5:59 p.m. ET
    Nothing shows off the worst of Congress like a highway bill. And this year's scramble for cash is worse than ever because the 18.4¢ a gallon gasoline tax will raise $70 billion less than the $263 billion Congress wants to spend over the next five years. Let the mayhem ensue. The Senate has passed a two-year $109 billion bill sponsored by Barbara Boxer of California that bails out the highway trust fund with general revenues, including some $12 billion for such nonessentials as the National Endowment for the Oceans and the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The bill requires little...
  • Guilty Or Not.Black Panthers&Flash Mobs Will Commit Crimes Because Obama Is President.

    04/16/2012 9:32:38 AM PDT · by Reality_News · 10 replies
    We have seen the pattern over the last two or so years. Blacks feel they can commit crimes and get away with it so long as they have a black president. The flash mob incidents are a perfect example. Hey, lets go rob CVS,Obama gave us permission!It's actually part of the "Obama Fairness Doctrine". And If Zimmerman goes to jail, Black Panthers will still hunt down a few white people. It's a no win situation.But can you imagine if a black youth hunted down a white youth and shot him dead? All hell would of broken loose if the black...
  • DHS Introduces Green Police

    04/16/2012 9:05:45 AM PDT · by Twotone · 40 replies
    The New American ^ | April 13, 2012 | Raven Clabough
    The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will be creating an “environmental justice” unit that will be overseeing environmental regulations, alongside local governments. The unit’s role of enforcing environmental regulations has prompted critics to refer to the new department as the “green police.” The DHS defines environmental justice as “the commitment of the Federal Government … to avoid placing disproportionately high and adverse effects on the human health and environment of minority populations and low-income populations.”
  • Australia to ban scientific debate on climate change – report

    04/16/2012 8:51:04 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Investigate Magazine NZ ^ | April 13, 2012 | John Sullivan
    Australian government endorses Report banning publication of all but government approved science; proof if it were needed that Australian politics and post-normal science is in crisis. In a shocking story If It Can Happen Down Under by Hal G.P.Colebatch (American Spectator, April 4, 2012) citizens are gearing up for a “head-on assault on Australia’s entire political culture of liberty and democracy.” In effect, the Australian Labor Party and extreme leftist Greens are preparing to make law the 470-page Finkelstein Report to ban from it’s borders those scientists and free-thinkers that are increasingly congregating to the maverick independent global science community,...
  • Cartoons: Obama (a glossary of terms)

    04/16/2012 8:04:01 AM PDT · by opineapple · 2 replies
    source: The Lefty Lexicon
  • Someone is using my husband's Social Security Number (plz help us, vanity)

    04/16/2012 6:32:07 AM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 56 replies
    About three weeks ago, my husband received a call from a woman verifying applications for food stamps in Palm Beach County, Florida. The lady on the phone, my husband and I quickly learned that someone in PBC had used my husband's ssn on an application requesting food stamps. My husband informed the lady that we have not lived in south FL since 2004, and that we've since been residing in Texas. She and my husband each thanked the other for the information, and she recommended we contact the Jupiter police department to file a report. Over the next few weeks,...
  • Full Civic Literacy Exam

    04/15/2012 11:10:29 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 89 replies
    Intercollegiate Studies Institute - Educating for Liberty ^ | Intercollegiate Studies Institute - Educating for Liberty
    Full Civic Literacy Exam (from our 2008 survey) Are you more knowledgeable than the average citizen? The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%. Can you do better? Questions were drawn from past ISI surveys, as well as other nationally recognized exams.
  • DNC Convention:What Can Speakers Say Regarding Economic Recovery?It's Going To Laughable.

    04/15/2012 6:25:25 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 25 replies
    Have any of you given thought regarding what the likes of Wasserman,Congresswomen Waters and Joe Biden may say at the Convention? Then again, what can they say? Wouldn't you think that any "Grand Speech" would start off with "When Obama Took Office In 2009"? then go into the statistics of that time. They can't brag about/compare any economic statistic. Unemployment,Deficit&Debt are so much worse! That pretty much leaves them with nothing formittable to say about Obama. And they claim "Obama Stopped The Bleeding"? Yah! Try and spin that one off. !! The 2012 DNC Convention will be more like the...
  • Obama Promised To Rebuild Joplin.Well,How Is The Infastructure Coming Along?

    04/15/2012 8:52:30 AM PDT · by Reality_News · 12 replies
    Remember last spring/early summer when Obama made that speech about rebuilding Joplin and bringing it back to life? So what has happened since? The Government was already beyond broke at the time, many residents moved in with friends/relatives, others took their insurance money and likely built a home elsewhere. If Joplin has really made a turn-around over the last year, wouldn't Obama be there now delivering one of his "Look At What I Did" Speeches? Can any of you tell us what Joplin looks like now?
  • Taranto: Isn't It Romantic?

    04/15/2012 8:18:32 AM PDT · by Bill C of BDroppings · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/13/2012 | James Taranto
    At the same time, there is good reason for males (men as well as boys) to be more fearful of sex than females. Contemporary reproductive technology and law place all the burden for unwanted pregnancy on them. Between the pill and abortion, women have complete control over the reproductive process. They can avoid or end any unwanted pregnancy, and the man involved has no say in the matter. In Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), the U.S. Supreme Court went so far as to hold that a married woman has the constitutional right to abort her husband's child without even telling...
  • Jesus Talks Taxes - Vanity

    04/15/2012 6:12:14 AM PDT · by TruthBeforeAll · 5 replies
    The Bible | 80–90 AD | Matthew
    When they had come to Capernaum, those who received the temple tax came to Peter and said, “Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?” He said, “Yes.” And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from their sons or from strangers?” Peter said to Him, “From strangers.” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free. Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And...
  • Meet Allan Hill, the man who lives In DetroitÂ’s abandoned Packard Auto Plant

    04/14/2012 7:55:46 PM PDT · by Rides_A_Red_Horse · 27 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Apr 13, 2012 | Matt Hardigree
    Perhaps the biggest shortcoming of Detroit "ruin porn" is it inherently ignores the very real people who still live in the city. Now there's a convergence the amazing story of Allan Hill, the man who legally lives inside the city's abandoned Packard Auto Plant. What's most surprising about this moving mini-documentary is Hill's "quality of life" doesn't look as terrible as you'd imagine, nor does his reasoning for choosing to stay in the largest abandoned factory in the world seem so unsound. The whole creation is a huge gut-check to our biases. Yes, the Packard Plant is so giant and...
  • The iPad Answer

    04/14/2012 2:28:38 PM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 23 replies
    I was struck by a comment by one of our Freepers - ClearCase_guy, notably because I've said much the same thing here and there. ClearCase_guy said, "Sometimes I wish the Republicans would put both the economic and social issues on the back burner. We probably need to spend 4 years just HAMMERING the propaganda industry, the media, and the educational establishment. Just expose them all as manipulative liars with no principles of any kind. We aren't going to fix the economic or social problems until the sheeple smarten up and realize how deeply immoral our society has become. " ClearCase...
  • Does Anyone Here Have The Real Facts On Obama's Chances In Ohio And Pennsylvania?

    04/14/2012 11:39:17 AM PDT · by Reality_News · 46 replies
    Never mind the laughable polls coming from MSNBC/ABC and the rest. There must be thousands of residents in the rust belt who can tell us the real deal. The White House must know the real internal polls,obviously thats why they are accusing the GOP of being anti-woman,along with Hillary Rosen displaying her jealous feelings towards the next First Lady. So can any of you give us the real feelings towards Obama coming from Pennsylvania and Ohio? It looks like Obama has already lost the entire south. Obama can't win without Pennsylvania,Ohio and Florida(of course,we all know that).So if you live...
  • Why were 10 dead bodies found in Benjamin Franklin’s basement? (Ambassador's London residence)

    04/14/2012 11:25:49 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 14, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    Why were 10 dead bodies found in Benjamin Franklin’s basement? In 1998, a group called the Friends of Benjamin Franklin House began renovations on Franklin's London residence, No. 36 Craven Street, and discovered a nasty surprise: 1,200 pieces of bone from 10 bodies, six of which were children. And the bodies were buried in the basement around the time Franklin was living in the house. No, Franklin didn't engage in a murder spree in between penning Poor Richard's Almanack and flying kites in lightning storms. In fact, it's unlikely that the bodies were murder victims at all. The bones were...
  • Unusual obituary becomes internet sensation (take THAT, you Democrats!)

    04/14/2012 11:01:49 AM PDT · by WayneM · 22 replies
    The Mail Online (UK) ^ | 14APR12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    He enjoyed 'booze, guns, cars and younger women until the day he died' An outrageously unrepentant obituary has caused a wry smile to emerge on many people's faces across the United States. Penned before his death, Michael ‘Flathead’ Blanchard's memoriam makes clear that he held no truck for water-carriers or time wasters. -------- Blanchard, Michael "Flathead" 1944 ~ 2012 A Celebration of the life of Michael "Flathead" Blanchard will be held on April 14th, 3 pm 8160 Rosemary St, Commerce City. Weary of reading obituaries noting someone's courageous battle with death, Mike wanted it known that he died as a...
  • Reports: Ex-Bee Gee Robin Gibb gravely ill in hospital with pneumonia

    04/14/2012 8:51:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    AP ^ | April 14, 2012
    LONDON (AP) — Former Bee Gee Robin Gibb is gravely ill with pneumonia in a London hospital, British media reported Saturday. The Sun newspaper reported that 62-year-old Gibb is in a coma, citing a family friend.
  • Investigation Re-Opened into Shooting Death of Mark Howard

    04/14/2012 8:10:03 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 16 replies
    http://www.pandahi.com/1005629398.html ^ | Date Posted : 2011-08-29 | Panda
    Recently on internet radio show Center Stage the topic was DOES THE CASTLE DOCTRINE JUSTIFY THE MURDER OF MARK HOWARD. The family of Mark Howard were guests and came armed with the 911 tape, autopsy report, incident report and crime scene photos. They say the evidence proves their brother was murdered and WCPD is involved in a cover-up.
  • At Sharpton Event, Girls Grill Hip-Hop Radio CEO: You ‘Play Music That Degrades Us’…

    04/13/2012 8:39:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News ^ | April 13, 2012 | Penny Star
    Two young ladies who are leaders in youth groups for Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) grilled a radio executive about his lucrative hip hop music programming, asking whether it was any different than drug dealers making money and why would the executive promote material that “degrades us and dumbs our African American people down just to make money?” At the NAN convention in Washington, D.C., a panel discussion was held entitled “Media Race” that was led by MSNBC’s Rev. Al Sharpton, who founded NAN, and included Alfred C. Liggins III, the CEO of Radio One, the seventh largest...
  • Islamic ‘Adult Breastfeeding’ Fatwas Return

    04/13/2012 8:15:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | April 13th, 2012 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Back in May 2007, Dr. Izzat Atiya, head of Al Azhar University’s Department of Hadith, issued a fatwa, or Islamic legal decree, saying that female workers should “breastfeed” their male co-workers in order to work in each other’s company. According to the BBC:He said that if a woman fed a male colleague “directly from her breast” at least five times they would establish a family bond and thus be allowed to be alone together at work. “Breast feeding an adult puts an end to the problem of the private meeting, and does not ban marriage,” he ruled. “A woman at...
  • Prison program pairs felons and felines

    04/13/2012 6:36:14 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 04/10/2012 | Sarah D. Bunting
    A new foster-cat program at the Larch Corrections Center is improving life for inmates and felines alike. Larch, a minimum-security facility near Yacolt, WA, launched the Cuddly Catz program two weeks ago; Cuddly Cats pairs pound-bound cats with inmates who meet certain requirements (did not commit a violent crime against animals or humans; free of prison demerits for at least six months; set to remain at Larch for at least a year after receiving a program cat; and passing an extensive screening process). The program definitely benefits the inmates. Joey Contreras and Joseph Walter share a ten-by-twelve-foot cell – and...
  • Bobby Petrino Nude Photos: Former Coach Reportedly Sent Jessica Dorrell Naked Pictures

    04/13/2012 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 51 replies
    t doesn't seem things can get any worse for Bobby Petrino, but reports say the most shocking details of the University of Arkansas football coach's scandal are still to come. Last week, it was revealed that he was cheating on his wife with an Arkansas employee. A few days later, he was fired as the Razorbacks' head football coach
  • TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA AWARENESS DAY

    04/13/2012 6:31:45 AM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 15 replies
    Friday, April 13, 2012
    Today is Triskaidekaphobia Awareness Day. Triskaidekaphobia can strike without warning. Symptoms include paralyzing fear and irrational thoughts or behavior. While symptoms can often be ameliorated by the raised eyebrows and amused snickers of nearby people, a lasting cure for Triskaidekaphobia remains elusive. Until there is a cure, we must not relent!
  • Did Zimmerman Appear "So Very White" In Court Today?Just Like Black Leaders Accused Him Of?

    04/12/2012 5:53:58 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 35 replies
    By now many of us have seen Zimmerman on television for the first time(aside from his photos) Now, does he look like your typical white person? He looks much more hispanic than white. Yet Black Leaders and Groups already want to hang this "Guilty White Man" for killing a black man in cold blood. Now that the world has seen him standing in a court room and not looking as white as he is accused of, how embarrassing will this look for Al Sharpton,Rep.Wilson and the rest who kept egging on as if it were a white man? This will...
  • The Dead Past (9th Circuit Chief Judge on privacy laws)

    04/12/2012 3:31:32 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    Stanford Law Review ^ | April 12, 2012 | Alex Kozinski
    I must start out with a confession: When it comes to technology, I’m what you might call a troglodyte. I don’t own a Kindle or an iPad or an iPhone or a Blackberry. I don’t have an avatar or even voicemail. I don’t text. I don’t reject technology altogether: I do have a typewriter—an electric one, with a ball. But I do think that technology can be a dangerous thing because it changes the way we do things and the way we think about things; and sometimes it changes our own perception of who we are and what we’re about....
  • Sarkozy Fights to Survive

    04/12/2012 2:58:03 PM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 8 replies
    The Sarkozy Campaign ^ | April 12, 2012 | La Campagne
    Chère amie, cher ami, A 7 jours du premier tour de l’élection présidentielle, je veux donner rendez-vous au peuple de France, à la majorité silencieuse, décidée à prendre la parole. Dans cette dernière ligne droite, j’en appelle directement à vous, vous qui vous reconnaissez dans mon projet, vous qui partagez mes idées et mes valeurs, à nous retrouver au : Grand rassemblement qui aura lieu Dimanche prochain, le 15 avril, Place de la Concorde à Paris à partir de 14h00. Plus que jamais j’ai besoin de vous, de votre engagement et de votre mobilisation Aidez-moi ! Ensemble, nous sommes en...
  • Are we dealing with racial mysticism here? (Vanity)

    04/12/2012 2:37:52 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 19 replies
    Self | 4/12/'12 | Zionist Conspirator
    During the latter part of the nineteenth century a coalition of moralists and social reformers sincerely thought that giving political power to women would eliminate all traditional social evils. After all, men had always ruled, and women were supposedly inherently more moral and more religious than men. Maybe this would fix everything. Thus the push for women's suffrage. And when it was all over, women were just like the men. I am going to suggest something absolutely outrageous. But it's been knocking around in my mind for a while, and I hope that the example of women's suffrage will show...
  • Students Cite Lack Of On-Campus Housing As Factor In USC Killings

    04/12/2012 1:51:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CBS) ^ | April 12, 2012 9:23 AM | John Brooks
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Campus police stepped up their safety patrols in the area surrounding the University of Southern California on Thursday after a deadly shooting left many students critical of the school’s limited housing options. KNX 1070′s John Brooks reports the two Chinese graduate students who were murdered about a mile from the school were among those students who have been moving further off-campus in search of cheaper rent. Ying Wu and Ming Qu, both 23, were graduate students from China who were studying electrical engineering before they were gunned down shortly after 1 a.m. early Thursday morning. Investigators...
  • Why Justices Ginsburg and Breyer should retire now

    04/11/2012 8:22:09 PM PDT · by RC one · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 28, 2011 9:58 AM | Randall Kennedy
    Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer should soon retire. That would be the responsible thing for them to do. Both have served with distinction on the Supreme Court for a substantial period of time; Ginsburg for almost 18 years, Breyer for 17. Both are unlikely to be able to outlast a two-term Republican presidential administration, should one supersede the Obama administration following the 2012 election. What's more, both are, well, old: Ginsburg is now 78, the senior sitting justice. Breyer is 72.
  • Wisconsin DNR tags 7-foot-3, 240-pound, 125-year-old sturgeon

    04/11/2012 6:40:42 PM PDT · by DManA · 42 replies
    Duluth News Triubune ^ | April 11, 2012 | : Associated Press report
    SHAWANO, Wis. — The state Department of Natural Resources has tagged a 125-year-old sturgeon that's the size of a football linebacker and is the largest on record in Wisconsin. Officials found the 7-foot-3-inch long, 240-pound female sturgeon in the Wolf River near Shawano on Tuesday, DNR sturgeon biologist Ron Bruch said. He estimated the fish was born around 1887, when Grover Cleveland was president.
  • Mike Tyson on Zimmerman: ‘It’s a disgrace he hasn’t been shot yet’

    04/11/2012 5:55:32 PM PDT · by emax · 37 replies
    Yahoo News
    As if there werent enough race baiters trying to use this to make people pay attention to them: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/mike-tyson-trayvon-martin-case-disgrace-george-zimmerman-221115400.html
  • Virgin Galactic is coming … but how will space tourism work?

    04/11/2012 5:35:15 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 6 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 04/11/12 | Harmza Bendemra
    Ten days ago, British business magnate Richard Branson announced a new Virgin venture – Virgin Volcanic: an expedition to the centre of Earth through an active volcano. As you probably guessed, it was an April Fool’s joke – a very cheesy one, too, as days earlier James Cameron had just reached the ocean’s deepest point, an (actual) expedition that was well discussed on The Conversation.
  • Details Emerge on SpaceX’s Proposed Texas Launch Site

    04/11/2012 5:27:51 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 11 replies
    Space News ^ | 04/09/12 | Dan Leone
    WASHINGTON — Details about a launch facility Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) is considering building in Texas emerged April 9 in a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) document detailing an environmental review that must precede construction.
  • New film celebrates air racing after tragic crash (with video clip)

    04/11/2012 11:35:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 11, 2012 | John Blackstone
    The National Transportation and Safety Board Tuesday released an interim report on its investigation into the 2011 air racing crash that killed 11 and injured scores in Reno. Deborah Hersman, NTSB chairman, said, "Our investigation found that this pilot in this airplane had never flown this fast on this course." ... Before the crash, filmmaker Christian Fry had just finished shooting "Air Racers 3-D." He'd been a fan for years. Fry said, "It was one of those events when the minute you walk through the gate, you go, 'Wow, this is something special.' And I just knew that I wanted...
  • Want To Comment on NBC 5 About Race Relations? (North Texas)

    04/11/2012 8:08:19 AM PDT · by Windflier · 13 replies
    Email ^ | 10 April 2012 | Kristi Nelson
    Sent: 4/10/2012 6:28:47 P.M. Central Daylight Time Subj: New message from Kristi Nelson My name Kristi Nelson, and I'm with NBC 5 News here in DFW. I’m working on a series of stories about race relations in 2012. This was planned before all of the recent race discussions prompted by the Trayvon Martin case, although perhaps that makes the topic more timely. I’m writing because we need input from people who identify themselves as “Conservative.” What we're asking people is how they feel race relations have improved or declined here in North Texas, or if they believe racial equality has...
  • How do you feel ?

    04/10/2012 11:57:24 PM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 30 replies
    I predicted YEARS ago that if we did not unite behind a strong conservative...Mitt would be the nominee. I supported Sarah Palin. Yet, everytime I tried to promote her as a candidate and her values I ran into strong anti Palin sentiment from a loud minority on this web-site. I didn't settle for bumper sticker comments, so in some cases I decided to FReep mail some of these people. The question was... "Why do you dislike Palin ?"... and the answer was always something like "Well my sister and my friends think shes a dork"... Why in the hell didn't...
  • Prayer Request: 6-year-old boy dies in tragic wood chipper accident

    04/10/2012 6:40:15 PM PDT · by RedCell · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 04/10/2012 | Self
    A six-year-old boy who wanted to help his father clear timber ended up losing his life due to his altruistic urge, in one of the more gruesome recent tragedies. Jeffrey Bourgeoiff, who was helping his father throw branches into a wood chipper, decided to throw a few branches in himself while his father’s back was turned
  • How About This: Mutiny at the Convention

    04/10/2012 4:57:17 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 19 replies
    An American Heart ^ | 4-10-2012 | TheRobb7
    With Santorum suspending his campaign and reality staring us in the face... With the voters of the remaining primaries given fewer choices.... With Newt not able to gain traction (sadly).... What is left for us? Sitting home is not an option for me. Perhaps if FReepers nation-wide were to contact and pester the slate of delegates in their respective states to break away from their "commitment" and deny Romney a first ballot victory. Of course, the remaining states could still vote for Newt or Ron Paul and deny Romney the magic number. But barring that, the only alternative I see...
  • Bush Defends Tax Cuts & Romney/Ryan Embrace Them & Bush As Well. Obama Charts An Opposing Course

    04/10/2012 4:26:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    4/10/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I was surprised to see President George W. Bush enter the political foray Tuesday - defending his tax cuts in general at least - so quickly after Ryan/Romney have teamed up to promote the Ryan plan. As I have said, President Bush would become an issue in this election, and Romney would either embrace/endorse Bush or would toss Bush/Bush's policies/Bush-style tax cuts/or quasi-Bush-style tax cuts under the bus. Remember Romney saying that he was an "independent" under Reagan/Bush Sr? He can't be squeamish this time around. With Ryan and Romney recently teaming up together to promote tax cuts, and Bush...
  • How Long before Mitt Romney realizes that the MSM has betrayed him? (sean vanity)

    04/10/2012 2:11:40 PM PDT · by GraceG · 10 replies
    GraceG
    How long before Mitt Romney realizes that the media has been basically setting him up as the "de facto" winner of the Republican nomination before then taking him down during the summer? I am guessing the attacks will commence very soon as the MSM machine is now starting to "smell the blood" of Mitt Romney now that Rick Santorum has left the race and Newt and Ron Paul are seen as very very distant chances. If the media was thinking strategically they would hold of the Mitt attacks until AFTER the RNC convention, but they think too much via emotion...
  • 40 Years Ago This Month: Apollo 16 (long article)

    04/10/2012 11:19:09 AM PDT · by chimera · 22 replies
    various | 4/10/2012 | chimera
    Apollo 16, the penultimate lunar landing mission, began on April 16, 1972, 40 years ago this month. The second of the “J” missions, Apollo 16, like Apollo 15 before it, carried an uprated lunar module, a SIM bay in the CM/SM, and an electric-powered lunar rover. Gemini and Apollo veteran John Young commanded this historic mission. Lunar geologists were anxious to target an Apollo mission for the lunar highlands. You can easily see them if you look at the moon when it is in a phase from waxing or waning gibbous to full. The brighter surface areas are the “highlands”...
  • Second Video Shows Brutal Gang Attack On Tourist Outside Baltimore Courthouse

    04/10/2012 8:50:17 AM PDT · by Circle_Hook · 21 replies
    As Baltimore cops investigate the videotaped beating of a tourist on St. Patrick’s Day, a second clip showing the brutal attack could help police identify members of the mob who knocked the victim to the ground, stole his belongings, and even tore his pants off.
  • Ex-Girlfriend Busted For Brutal Scrotum Attack

    04/09/2012 10:28:26 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 119 replies
    APRIL 5--An Indiana man had his scrotum severely torn when his “on-again, off-again” girlfriend entered his home and pummeled him in an attack that resulted in the woman’s arrest on several criminal charges, including two felonies. -snip- Reber, the victim told cops, first struck him repeatedly in the head before latching onto his scrotum and “squeezing as hard as she could.” The man, interviewed by police at a hospital emergency room, said that he “was in incredible pain when Reber grabbed his scrotum and began digging in her fingers.” The victim recalled that Reber “refused to let go of his...
  • Why haven't these 2 reporters been fired?

    04/09/2012 2:41:55 PM PDT · by Krankor · 10 replies
    Just One Minute ^ | 3/8/2012 | Tom Maguire
    Two reporters- Jeff Burnside and Christina Hernandez from NBC Miami wrote or co-wrote at least 3 articles using this despicably distorted quote of George Zimmerman: "This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.” An NBC producer was allegedly fired for this same offense. Why weren't these two reporters terminated.
  • Possible voter fraud? My grandfather died 12 years ago, jury duty card.

    04/09/2012 5:39:42 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 25 replies
    Me | 4/9/2012 | Me
    My Grandfather died in 2000 and recently we received a “ report for jury duty” card in the mail. This has never happened before in the 12/13 years since his passing. It got us to thinking, We believe someone voted in his name for the Corzine/Christie election or the Obama election. How do we find out if he was registered to vote? Will they tell us which location he voted? If we find out, then what do we do? Short of standing in the district he voted and “calling him/her out”, what steps can we take to bring justice?
  • WHY HASN'T RICH LOWRY BEEN FIRED YET?

    04/08/2012 8:02:32 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 42 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Vanity
    I've been a subscriber to NRODT since 1986, but Rich Lowry's mewling, whingeing, trembling mischacterization of Mr. Derbyshire's article is unacceptable. It is time for NRODT and me to part company. This is my Chuck Turner moment. I had subscribed to the Boston Globe, forever. But after they printed those fraudulent photos from Chuck Turner I got the motivation to drop my subscription. Well, I'll take the 50 bucks or so a year that NRODT costs and use it to support whatever enterprise has the savvy to scoop up Mr. Derbyshire.
  • Izzy, Esther, and Me: Memories of I.F. and Esther Stone

    04/08/2012 8:10:11 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 8, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    The American Spectator reports on I.F. Stone, charging as others have that he was an agent -- at least for a time -- of the Soviet Union: < SNIP> But we now know that Stone was not always so honest. At one time, he was a paid Soviet agent. In their latest work, published by Yale University Press, historians John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr, and Alexander Vassiliev conclude that Stone was a "Soviet spy." In an article excerpted from the book and published in the April 2009 online version of Commentary magazine, they wrote: "To put it plainly, from 1936...
  • President Obama's Easter Address

    04/07/2012 3:19:14 PM PDT · by garjog · 78 replies
    http://obamaclarifier.blogspot.com/ ^ | April 7, 2012 | Barak Obama
    President Obama's Easter Address. White House April 7, 2012 “Good afternoon. This Sunday marks a holiday for a major religion in our nation. Easter is a time for families to come together to enjoy a nice meal and perhaps go on an "egg hunt". Thousands of years ago the people of Europe seeking to invite their god to return after a long an cold winter lit fires and painted eggs as a sign of fertility. Today we also express our hope for a new dawning in America when prosperity returns after the winter of flawed economic policies that forced so...
  • Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Needs Romney's Help in Wisconsin Now. Where is Romney???

    04/07/2012 3:00:35 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    4/7/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Where is Romney at? Romney - being the presumptive GOP frontrunner/nominee - needs to go to or organize at least 2 pro-Walker rallies in April and slate a few (2-3) of them in May: getting more pro-Walker momentum and maintaining it is crucial, and Romney is supposedly going to be the nominee... Who else to stand with Walker right now? Romney going up to Wisconsin from Pennsylvania a few times in April (and May) won't take much time or effort and Romney can quickly go back to Pennsylvania in April after the rallies/fundraisers. Gov. Walker (R) is facing a recall,...
  • Suspicious Activity on the Rail Trail

    04/07/2012 1:58:19 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 26 replies
    So in my neighborhood, there is some kind of “controversy” involving school buses. Apparently the town needs additional tax revenue from homeowners (by way of property tax) to keep them going for the next year and now a referendum vote is on the ballot for the next town election. A “YES” vote would increase property taxes to keep the school bus program at status quo. A “NO” vote would keep taxes the same but cut the number of school buses for the coming school year and would force kids that live within a mile of their school to walk to...