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  • Bluetooth Big Brother uses mobiles and laptops to track thousands of Britons (without their consent)

    07/21/2008 8:43:58 AM PDT · by Stoat · 16 replies · 239+ views
    Bluetooth Big Brother uses mobiles and laptops to track thousands of Britons Last updated at 12:04pm on 21.07.08    Thousands of people in Bath are unaware their movements may have been tracked through their bluetooth mobiles Thousands of Britons' movements have been covertly tracked by scanners placed in streets, pubs and offices for a technology experiment.  The Cityware project run by the University of Bath has secretly placed scanners around the Somerset city, with the first 10 installed 2006. The scanners pick up bluetooth radio signals transmitted from mobile phones and laptops. In a scene reminiscent of the Will Smith...
  • Very Cool Pictures-MUST SEE!

    03/29/2006 5:32:24 PM PST · by MotleyGirl70 · 93 replies · 2,605+ views
    You're The Man Now Dog ^ | 3-29-06 | elladanore
    Take a moment to relax and view these cool pictures. Turn up your volume for music.
  • A Peculiar People: Crunchy Cons

    03/07/2006 6:08:18 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 95 replies · 1,527+ views
    Breakpoint with Charles Colson ^ | March 7, 2006 | Charles Colson
    If you encountered someone who made his own granola, bought his veggies at a food co-op, wore Birkenstock sandals, and wanted to save the environment, if you’re like me, you’d probably think, well, there goes a lefty, or a liberal, or maybe an aging hippie. But the author of a new book says someone like that is just as likely to be a conservative Republican. In his book, Crunchy Cons, journalist Rod Dreher writes about a group of people he calls “crunchy conservatives,” a group that includes, among others, “hip homeschooling mamas,” “Birkenstocked Burkeans,” “gun-loving organic” farmers, and “right-wing nature...
  • NY Times Reviews 'Condi vs Hillary'

    12/25/2005 7:05:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,412+ views
    NewMax ^ | December 25, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Hillary Clinton is most certainly not the scheming, bitter, partisan portrayed in Dick Morris and Eileen McGann's bestselling book "Condi vs Hillary," which the New York Times derides in a Sunday book review as "a Fox News fairy tale." Times Washington correspondent Robin Toner insists that the Morris-McGann tome is more parody than reality, dismissing their claims that Hillary is filled with "rage" at Republicans; along with the assertion that Clinton, "at her core . . . believes in income redistribution." So when Mrs. Clinton bellows - as she did at a Democratic fundraiser in 2003 - that she's "sick...
  • In the Village, Sex Shops Multiply and Test a Neighborhood's Tolerance

    09/27/2004 9:11:44 AM PDT · by El Conservador · 9 replies · 966+ views
    The New York Times (may require registration) ^ | September 27, 2004 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    n Avenue of the Americas from Greenwich Village to Chelsea, there is more sex for sale than at any time in the neighborhood's memory. At No. 313, near West Third Street, there are X-rated DVD's and anatomically correct gadgets known in the sex industry as "marital aids." A few doors down, at Crazy Fantasy, two mannequins in the window suggest the provocative lingerie that can be found inside, along with many more DVD's. Stores at 597 and 599 offer more, more, more of the same, and at Xcellent DVD, at 515, there are private booths for viewing videos, staffed by...
  • Carville, Davis, and Other Pests – “Those We Don’t Speak Of”

    08/19/2004 12:52:45 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 38 replies · 3,280+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 20 August 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    This is a movie review, a reminder of one of the most reprehensible people in American history, and a well-deserved pranging of James Carville and Lanny Davis. Both of them appeared last week on every TV program in the known universe to decry the criticisms of John Kerry by 254 Swift Boat veterans because “they were not on the same boat.” This is a bald-faced, brass-plated lie in a number of ways. But before we count those up, a review of M. Night Shyamalan’s latest movie, The Village, is in order Yes, this will connect up. And so will a...
  • Friday Night US Box Office -Bush Bashing 'The Village' Continues to Bomb for Disney..

    08/07/2004 8:06:59 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 108 replies · 2,835+ views
    Preliminary figures from the Hollywood insiders..1. Collateral (Tom Cruise) $7.8 million, $24 million weekend estimate2. The Village (M. Night/Disney) $5.5 million, $17 million weekend estimate3.Little Black Book (Brittany Murphy, Ron Livingston) $2 million, $6 million weekend estimate
  • Village Idiot: The Case Against M. Night Shyamalan

    08/02/2004 6:04:08 AM PDT · by BluegrassScholar · 216 replies · 5,443+ views
    Slate ^ | July 30, 2004 | Michael Agger
    M. Night Shyamalan's new film, The Village, begins with one of the director's trademark spooky conceits: a preindustrial village separated from the world by a forest full of monsters. It's an apt metaphor for Shyamalan's own hermetic universe. He lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife and children and insists on shooting most of his films within a day's drive. His movies have their own internal schemas, their own calling cards, their own signature sound effects. And the oh-so-polished presentation leads to the nagging question: Is M. Night a filmmaker or is he a marketing plan? To understand the Shyamalan...
  • Disney's Fictional Fahrenheit? (M. Night Shyamalan's new movie another Bush Bash)

    07/27/2004 6:38:11 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 94 replies · 3,511+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/27/04 | Roger Friedman
    Forget "Fahrenheit 9/11." Disney, which didn't want to release the controversial nonfiction film because it deemed it too partisan, has another political movie about to be released. In fact, M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village" could turn out to be more anti-Bush and more controversial than "Fahrenheit" simply on an artistic level.snip In the case of "The Village," when the cover-up is suggested, it's all you can do not to laugh out knowingly, because the message of the film seems so clear. It's almost as if Shyamalan is saying that the woods — called the "Coventry Woods" here — are the...
  • Inviting the Public's Embrace, One by One

    05/09/2004 9:59:46 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 26 replies · 221+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 5.10.2004 | Andrea Elliott
    May 10, 2004GREENWICH VILLAGE JOURNALInviting the Public's Embrace, One by OneBy ANDREA ELLIOTT ayson Littman is not especially lonely, or religious, or in need of cash - things that strangers might assume upon meeting him. He is a financial analyst who happens to think that New Yorkers could use a hug. So it was, a month ago, that Mr. Littman began distributing hugs - free - from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village."At first I thought no one would respond," said Mr. Littman, 26, who lives in Manhattan. But on his first Sunday,...
  • Senate adopts state budget with 10 percent income-tax increase [PA]

    12/20/2003 2:38:53 PM PST · by Glenn · 18 replies · 286+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 12/20/2003 | Tom Barnes
    <p>HARRISBURG - The state Senate approved a $1.3 billion tax increase shortly after dawn today- including a 10 percent income-tax hike - but was unable to fashion a deal that would have brought slot machines to the state's racetracks, big cities and resorts.</p>
  • THE POLITICAL CENTER

    07/27/2002 11:06:06 AM PDT · by forest · 6 replies · 250+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #280 ^ | 7-28-02 | Doug Fiedor
    What's in a name? A lot sometimes. And lately, it is important to get the name correct. Our first mistake was that we have allowed the Democrats to define our movement. Most recently, that was Hillary. She tagged us all, in general, as the "vast right- wing." The problem is, that is not even close to being accurate for most of us. Yet, we let it ride without correction. A person on the far right would be one who advocates an oligarchical type rule, a type of reactionary government that assumes strict control of all political and economic policies in...