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  • Bushcare---Bush found solution to America's healthcare crisis 7 years ago Too bad nobody listened

    02/19/2014 5:26:46 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 1 replies
    Politico ^ | 2-18-2014 | Edward Lazear-Commentary
    Bushcare George W. Bush found the solution to America's healthcare crisis seven years ago. Too bad nobody listened. By EDWARD LAZEAR February 18, 2014 The Congressional Budget Office’s warning that the Affordable Care Act will cause employment to fall by the equivalent of 2.5 million full-time workers is just the latest of Obamacare’s negative surprises. Unfortunately, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s statement that “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it” is proving to be depressingly accurate.The law’s defenders legitimately argue that it is not sufficient merely to criticize the Affordable Care...
  • What You Can and Can't Do During the Government Shutdown(So silly and a non issue)

    10/02/2013 2:16:02 PM PDT · by Vendome · 16 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | Oct 2, 2013 | Op-ed
    Feel free to go directly to the article and learn what is open and what is closed but, this whole "Man Made Disaster" is much ado about nothing.During a shutdown, you can:Get help from 911: All emergency services will continue as usual, including law enforcement and emergency and disaster assistance.Get caught by a red light camera in D.C.: Red light cameras will still be running, and tickets will still be sent out, which brings us to the next item on the list...Get mail: Employees of the United States Postal Service are exempt from furloughs.Get your Social Security benefits: Payments...
  • Barack Obama actually said this

    08/23/2012 8:45:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 8/23/12 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    Barack Obama has become accustomed to being the center of attention. For many like him, that's one of the biggest appeals of politics, the television exposure it attracts and the power that seems to come with that instant recognition and fame. "As Advertised on TV" When you walk into a room now where pre-screened people have paid sometimes $40,000 just to be in your earthly presence, people stand, heads turns, lips whisper and hands clap. That's a heady experience, even if you weren't raised by grandparents because your birth parents chose to be absent. A modest upbringing, it seems, does...
  • Gingrich 2012

    01/19/2012 8:00:47 AM PST · by Vendome · 19 replies
    Vanity | 1/19/2012 | Vendome
    Newt is the obvious choice for the Presidency. He crafted the strategies which gave us majorities in the 90's. He crafted The Contract with America which led to Welfare Reform, Lower Taxes and a Balanced Budget. I have been arguing against Clinton taking credit for those initiatives for years and I even had to correct our local talk radio host, Brian Sussman, the second day of his show. There is no one left who has a record of accomplishment that can compete with Newt. We will have majorities in the Congress and Senate to help Newt carry out his 21st...
  • ABC's 'This Week': Founding Fathers Were 'Guys Who Didn't Give Women the Vote and Let Slavery Stand'

    07/03/2011 10:43:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Noel Sheppard
    ABC's "This Week" began its Independence Day weekend program with a segment that echoed Time magazine's cover story questioning whether the Constitution matters anymore. After historian Douglas Brinkley said, "We shouldn't act like [the Founding Fathers] were somehow omnipotent," ABC's John Donvan responded, "They were not gods, they were guys - guys who didn't give women the vote and let slavery stand" (video follows with transcript and commentary): DOUGLAS BRINKLEY, HISTORIAN: It's a very slippery slope to start cherry-picking your favorite golden oldie from the Founding Fathers and slapping it on to political speeches today. Democrats and Republicans quote from...
  • Neutralize THIS, Julius!

    12/03/2010 11:02:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Judi McLeod ^ | 12/3/10 | Judi McLeod
    Heres betting FCC Chairman Julius Genachowskis proposal on preserving Internet freedom and openness doesnt touch the Institute for Global Communications (IGC) and its offshoot the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). In Net Neutrality, Julius style, some animals are always more equal than others. While some tend to see the Internet as FoxNews.com on one side and HuffPo on the other, its really WorldWide Net versus IGC/APC. Plebes of the Net Unite. While citizen journalist bloggers pay Internet server fees and worry about bandwidth, for decades now IGC has been funded by the Tides Foundation.
  • Could This Kill Cancer?

    11/21/2010 1:59:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/21/10 | Staff
    When Hendrik Luesch invited me to Florida to go snorkeling, I didnt expect to be wading through brackish muck in the Indian River Lagoon, a 156-mile-long estuary. (Snip) Luesch sprinkled Symploca extract on cultures of colon, bone, and breast-cancer cells, and they withered within hours, as though theyd been doused with Roundup; he did the same with healthy cells, and they survived virtually unscathed. Luesch christened the new compound largazole (the first batch came from algae near Key Largo), and has recently completed animal testing: in mice, largazole slowed the growth of cancerous colorectal tumors.
  • Croatian cameraman fired over T-shirt message

    07/31/2009 4:09:46 PM PDT · by Flavius · 15 replies · 1,107+ views
    sify ^ | 2009-07-31 | sify
    A Croatian cameraman was fired Friday after Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor took offence to a message on a T-shirt the cameraman was wearing at the government press conference. RTL television cameraman Thursday afternoon wore a T-shirt with the words: 'I do not need sex, the government f***s me every day'.
  • Hugo Chavez: Colombia is 'Israel of Latin America'

    07/25/2009 1:28:35 PM PDT · by Flavius · 8 replies · 622+ views
    t ^ | 7/24/09 | Jeremy McDermot
    President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has said he will double the number of tanks in his army as he accused neighbouring Colombia of becoming the 'Israel of Latin America' after agreeing to host US military operations.
  • AP's Loven Describes Obama Speech -- 5-1/2 Hours Before It Began

    02/25/2009 8:24:19 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 11 replies · 938+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | February 25, 2009 - 09:19 | Tom Blumer
    Who knew that the Associated Press's Jennifer Loven has the ability to see into the future? That must be the case, because yesterday she told us what had happened at Barack Obama's sort-of State of the Union speech -- 5-1/2 hours before Obama uttered a word.
  • Playing Chicken

    09/10/2007 3:14:56 PM PDT · by decimon · 12 replies · 290+ views
    People of the Web ^ | Sept. 7, 2007 | KEVIN SITES
    Jason Atkins is going to court to fight for the right to webcast cockfights. By KEVIN SITES, FRI SEP 7, 4:38 PM PDT MIAMI - Ask Jason Atkins about the Michael Vick dogfighting scandal, and his reaction is anger and disgust. "I just thought, you know, [he's] gotta be the worst criminal I've ever seen," he says. 'Girls and Guns' is among the features on Jason Atkins' ToughSportsLive Web site. Animal rights advocates might find that response surprising, because Atkins's Web network, ToughSportsLive.com, features live cockfighting from Puerto Rico which, while legal there, is banned now in all 50...
  • Obesity? This is a job for Supernanny(neo soviet barf alert)

    08/28/2006 11:20:06 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 272 replies · 2,779+ views
    Fat is not a feminist issue, as Susie Orbach once claimed. Fat is a class issue. Rich, educated people are not fat; you see almost no children in private schools who are overweight. Fatness and obesity are directly related to lower education and lower incomes. What is sad is that at a time when this country is richer than ever and ought to have better schools than ever, we have far more fat people than ever a dangerous explosion of flab. Last week the Department of Health issued a report grimly called Forecasting Obesity to 2010 and its findings...
  • Prolife Home for Unwed Mothers Featured on FX Networks '30 Days' this Wednesday

    08/23/2006 10:51:02 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 94 replies · 2,604+ views
    email | 8 23 06 | email
    LONG BEACH, Ca., Aug. 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- His Nesting Place, a pro-life home for unwed mothers will be featured on FX Networks "30 Days" program this Wednesday, August 24th at 10:00PM. Morgan Spurlock, producer of Super Size Me, sent his video crew along with pro-choice activist, Jennifer from Atlanta Georgia, to His Nesting Place for 30 days. During these 30 days Jennifer lived in the home under the same guidelines as any pregnant woman in a crisis pregnancy situation would live. Jennifer was required to help out around the home as well as volunteer at the crisis pregnancy center...
  • Squirrel hunters, UNITE, WE NEED YOU

    07/28/2006 8:59:10 PM PDT · by girlangler · 45 replies · 806+ views
    email ^ | 7/28/2006 | Jim Martinsen
    <p>Dear Etta: I need your help to let the Jacksboro area squirrel hunters know Mepps still buys squirrel tails. Every year it gets tougher to get the tails we need to dress our spinners, but we know from experience a little ink or air time is always a big help. Details are below. Any assistance you can offer, Etta would be sincerely appreciated. Should you need additional information please contact me.</p>
  • This Might Not Be A World War, But It Still Needs A Sense Of Urgency

    07/23/2006 5:29:30 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 618+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-23-2006 | Niall Ferguson
    This might not be a world war, but it still needs a sense of urgency By Niall Ferguson (Filed: 23/07/2006) This is not the first time that world leaders have had their summers ruined by "a quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom we know nothing". In the summer of 1938, the quarrel between Germans and Czechs over the Sudetenland - which inspired Neville Chamberlain's notorious phrase - brought Europe to the brink of war. Chamberlain's shuttle diplomacy, which saw him fly three times to see Hitler in Germany, was inspired by memories of an earlier quarrel over...
  • Is This The Oldest Human Virus?

    07/18/2006 6:27:06 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 1,123+ views
    Is this the oldest human virus? (Filed: 18/07/2006) The papillomavirus has been afflicting humans and their ancestors for millions of years. Now scientists have worked out how it has evolved, reports Roger Highfield Hundreds of millions of years ago, a relative of this virus made dinosaurs sprout warts. When our ancestors split from the apes up to seven million years ago, the virus split with them. Among the earliest modern humans, it was still multiplying, spreading and evolving. Today, this virus, perhaps the oldest to afflict humankind, is causing more suffering than at any time in its history. Although many...
  • America's Best & Brightest?

    06/22/2006 2:30:13 PM PDT · by mukraker · 44 replies · 1,871+ views
    anonymous
    (Washington) An anonymous Washington DC airport ticket agent offers some examples of why our country might be in trouble: 1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman ask for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window. 2. I got a call from a candidate's staffer, who wanted to go to Capetown. I started to explain the length of the flight and the passport information, then she interrupted me with, "I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusetts," Without trying to make her look stupid, I calmly explained,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 11 June 2006

    06/11/2006 4:36:07 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 697 replies · 15,375+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 11 June 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, June 11th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Army Gen. George Casey, top U.S. commander in Iraq; Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif.; retired Gen. Richard Myers; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; and Dan Senor, former provisional authority spokesman in Iraq. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Army Gen. George Casey, top U.S. commander in Iraq. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Army Gen. George Casey, top U.S. commander in Iraq. THIS WEEK (ABC): L. Paul Bremer, former head of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq; and Reps. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., and...
  • Judge Rules Dispute to Be Settled By 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' Match (this is not a parody)

    06/08/2006 12:35:39 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 979+ views
    http://abcnews.go.com ^ | 6 7 06 | MATT SOKOLOFF
    June 7, 2006 A federal judge ordered two attorneys to settle their dispute by using the children's playground game "rock, paper, scissors." The ruling yesterday by Judge Gregory Presnell of the U.S. District Court in Orlando, Fla., stated that he was so dissatisfied with the case's "latest in a series of Gordian knots" that he is fashioning "a new form of alternative dispute resolution." In the dispute at hand, the two attorneys could not agree about where to take the sworn statement of a witness in a case concerning payment of insurance claims. The judge's order states that the...
  • This Is Europe's Problem Too, Says Madrid (Illegal Immigration)

    05/18/2006 6:49:59 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 464+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-19-2006 | Mike Elkin
    This is Europe's problem too, says Madrid By Mike Elkin (Filed: 19/05/2006) Spain has issued its most urgent international appeal for help in coping with illegal immigrants flooding into the Canary Islands. Madrid announced it will dispatch diplomats to several countries in western Africa, where the migrants come from, while a European parliament delegation will arrive next month to assess a problem that the Spaniards say is not just theirs but Europe's. Over 2,000 migrants have reached the Spanish coast this month The calmer seas of early summer have seen a sharp rise in the numbers reaching the holiday islands,...
  • This Could Be Your Oldest Relative . . .

    04/30/2006 3:50:09 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies · 1,459+ views
    Sunday Tribune ^ | 4-29-2006 | Anna Cox
    This could be your oldest relative . . . April 29, 2006 By Anna Cox They lived more than two million years ago and almost 700 000 years apart. They belonged to the same species and they have finally been reunited at Maropeng at the Cradle of Humankind. In what has been described as an historic and important event by academics, the skull of Mrs, Mr or Ms Ples (the gender has not been agreed on) and the bones of the Taung child - a fossilised child's skull found in a quarry at Taung, in the North Western province -...
  • Bird Flu: "This Thing Just Continues To March"

    03/23/2006 2:59:12 PM PST · by blam · 69 replies · 1,483+ views
    City Pages ^ | 3-22-2006 | Steve Perry
    The CP interview: Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy talks about the flu bug that could bring the world to its knees. BY STEVE PERRY3-22-2006 Scare headlines about the possibility of a deadly flu pandemic have been with us for a few years now, ever since the H5N1 bird-flu virus that first appeared in Hong Kong in 1997 resurfaced in the region in 2003. But in the past month the drumbeat of such stories has grown faster and louder: Avian Flu Arrives in Poland. Turkey. Azerbajian. Germany. Denmark. And, just last...
  • Law Enforcement: This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

    03/13/2006 12:54:46 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 70 replies · 4,528+ views
    http://stopthedrugwar.org/ ^ | 3 13 06 | stopthedrugwar.org
    We've got something for everybody this week: Cops as gangsters, DEA agents as thieving real estate speculators, a Texas police chief who never let any drug evidence get away, cops in Miami and Chicago planting drugs, evidence gone missing in East St. Louis, and, of course, another greedy prison guard, this time in Georgia. Let's get to it: In Los Angeles, at least 19 people, including five police officers have been charged with belonging to a ring led by LAPD Officer Ruben Palomares that committed armed robberies disguised as drug raids. Thirteen had been previously charged in the case, but...
  • Alito to have 1 shot at influencing First Amendment this term

    02/19/2006 2:52:38 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 820+ views
    Editor's note: The Supreme Court announced Feb. 17 that it would again hear arguments in the free-speech case of a whistleblower, apparently so that Justice Samuel Alito can break a tie. That case is Garcetti v. Ceballos. WASHINGTON New Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. was sworn in Jan. 31, giving him five months to serve during the Courts current term. But during that period, Alito will likely have only one chance to show his First Amendment stripes. That chance will be in an important one, and it begins Feb. 28, when the Court hears a trio of First...
  • CAPTION THIS! (Parental Advisory Label Properly Applied!)

    01/16/2006 4:51:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 76 replies · 2,119+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/16/06
    A group of people dressed as sperm cross a main avenue during a campaign promoting use of condoms in Bogota, Colombia, in this May 18, 2005 file photo. Roman Catholic priests in a Colombian town are furious over a councilman's proposal that people 14 and older must carry a condom at all times to reduce unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006. (AP Photo/ Javier Galeano, file)
  • Hickam quiet on this Dec. 7

    12/07/2005 4:42:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies · 692+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 7, 2005 | Tech. Sgt. Shane Cuomo
    12/7/2005 - HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii (AFPN) -- The Pacific Air Forces headquarters building -- and this base -- is quiet today, the 64th anniversary of the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But on Dec. 7, 1941, it was a major target during the infamous sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and Hickam Field that drew the United States into World War II. The base held a ceremony that started at 7:55 a.m. -- the precise time the Japanese attack began -- to commemorate the more than 2,400 people who died that day. The ceremony was held at the...
  • Bush: We WIll Defeat Enemy in Iraq

    11/19/2005 4:45:39 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 28 replies · 661+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11-19-05 | Associated Press via Fox News
    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea With the debate over a military pullout growing increasingly bitter back home, President Bush said Saturday that he is determined to keep troops in Iraq until the mission is complete. "We will never back down and we will never give in and we will never expect less than complete victory," Bush said during a quick layover at this military installation that is home to the primary U.S. Air Force unit in Korea. "We will defeat the enemy in Iraq." The president, wearing a brown leather bomber jacket with a patch that said "Commander in...
  • This one goes out to Chesty

    11/02/2005 6:10:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 24 replies · 903+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 2, 2005 | Sgt. Tracee L. Jackson
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.-- (Nov. 2, 2005) -- - Lt. Gen. Lewis Chesty Puller is, hands down, the Marines Marine. He looked out for morale, stood up for what was right, stayed combat-ready, and when the time came to send rounds downrange, his rounds hit their mark. Chesty isnt physically with us anymore, but three units within the II Marine Expeditionary Force were recognized Nov. 2 for keeping his memory and mission accomplishment alive. The Lieutenant General Chesty Puller Award for Sustained Superior Leadership and Performance originated approximately a year ago to commend a small, medium and large-size...
  • Bird Flu 'Will Kill 50,000 People, But Not This Year' (UK)

    10/16/2005 5:58:25 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 655+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-17-2005 | David Derbyshire
    Bird flu 'will kill 50,000 people, but not this year' By David Derbyshire (Filed: 17/10/2005) A bird flu pandemic would kill about 50,000 people in Britain but will not necessarily strike this winter, the Government's chief medical officer said yesterday. Sir Liam Donaldson said that it was a question of "when, not if" the disease infecting birds in Asia and the fringes of eastern Europe mutated into a deadly form of human influenza. Sir Liam: deaths could be higher than 50,000 The number of deaths in Britain could reach 750,000 if the human strain were particularly serious, although a lower...
  • Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and John McCain (Caption_This)

    10/11/2005 8:20:36 AM PDT · by ChadGore · 46 replies · 1,310+ views
    Sen. John McCain joins Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to endorse California ballot measures. Photo Credit: By Jim Ruymen -- Reuters
  • Driver says her accident deputy's fault(your not going to believe this lawsuit)

    08/08/2005 1:35:01 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 36 replies · 2,297+ views
    http://www.spokesmanreview.com ^ | Monday, August 8, 2005 | Richard Roesler
    OLYMPIA Three years after getting drunk, blowing through a stop sign and triggering a wreck that left her passenger critically injured, a former Idaho resident has filed a $1.5 million claim against Washington's Pend Oreille County for not detaining her before she caused the crash. In her claim, Ashlen Lee says that on June 12, 2002, a county sheriff's deputy stopped her truck around 3:30 a.m. and could see that she had been drinking. But after quizzing her, the deputy let the 17-year-old drive away. The officer said he'd give them a warning," said Lee's attorney, W. Russell Van...
  • Dems weigh how Roberts vote will play (I think this guy really is conservative)

    08/02/2005 10:54:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 792+ views
    Hill News ^ | 8/03/05 | Geoff Earle
    Dems weigh how Roberts vote will play By Geoff Earle As new information emerges about Judge John Robertss conservative writing, Republicans are bracing for a more contentious confirmation process than previously anticipated. But the tougher grilling could also provide those Democrats mulling a run for the White House with a golden opportunity to build constituencies and raise their national profiles. The Roberts vote, slated for late September, could have a high enough profile that Democratic primary voters will remember it in 2006 and 2007, particularly if Roberts is confirmed and the Supreme Court hands down a major ruling on...
  • Out of this world: magazine launches name-the-planet initiative

    08/02/2005 4:19:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies · 775+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Tue Aug 2, 2005 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) - Should it be named after a Greek or Roman god? A great scientist or artist? How about calling it after a character in the "Star Wars" film series? Or your best friend? The British magazine New Scientist has called on readers to help suggest a name for the solar system's 10th planet, whose discovery was announced last week by a team led by US astronomer Mike Brown of the California Institute of Technology. The new world has been given the provisional designation of 2003 UB313. But Brown has 10 years in which to think of a catchier...
  • FREEP THIS POLL PLEASE ! ! !

    Proud Conservative and Patriotic American, Peter Cianchette announced Thursday that he will enter the Republican gubernatorial primary for a chance to win the office that eluded him in 2002, -when he lost to the Evil, Ultra-Libarul Socialism Loving, Tree-Hugging, Left-Wing, Pinko Democratic Gov. John Baldacci, who is seeking re-election. We need a Republican Governator. Freep this poll and vote for Cianchette. I want to see the Southern Maine Bedroom Community of The Commonwealth choking on their coffee in the morning when they see the results! Go FREEP IT!!! http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/050729govrace.shtml
  • The Venona decodes, their meaning and interpretation, are too large a subject for this thread.

    07/23/2005 11:09:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 507+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 7/24/05 | liberallarry
    The Venona decodes, their meaning and interpretation, are too large a subject for this thread.
  • freep this page (freepatriot32's dog could become world famous with your help)

    06/14/2005 2:57:09 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 40 replies · 1,439+ views
    jonessoda.com ^ | 6 14 05 | freepatriot32
    Jones soda has a contest where you submit pics and if enough people vote for the pic then they pic it to put on a label for jones soda so I submitted a pic of my dog brutus for the contest so if you would like to see brutus and vote for his picture you can here http://www.jonessoda.com/gallery/view.php?ID=406982&offset=27 all votes would be greatly appriciated and i will let you know if my pic was selected for the label in here
  • Judge Janice Rogers Brown may be Confirmed This Week

    06/06/2005 5:37:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,040+ views
    The Birmingham Times ^ | 6/06/05 | Roderick C. Willis
    Judge Janice Rogers Brown may be Confirmed This Week by Roderick C. Willis Afro Newspapers Originally posted 6/6/2005 WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) A recent accord between U.S. Senate Republicans and Democrats will likely assure Justice Janice Rogers Brown will be confirmed this week for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. The California Supreme Court judge was among a number of extremely conservative justices nominated by President Bush to federal courts, who were subjects of current rumblings and a recently broken impasse between Democratic and Republican senators. But Brown's likely appointment and the agreement that clears the path for her...
  • Whatever You Do, Don't Read This... (lifted off the floor by giant fishhooks)

    04/05/2005 6:49:02 AM PDT · by bedolido · 79 replies · 2,509+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/05/2005 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    Rosemary Curtis (R) holds the hand of her boyfriend Michael Belardo as he hangs in the 'Superman' pose during a Suspension Convention in Providence, Rhode Island, April 2, 2005. From tentative first-timers to well-practiced masters, more than 100 aficionados celebrated their passion for body suspension at the three-day gathering, held in an old textile mill.
  • President Cancels Space Shuttle Program

    04/01/2005 7:25:51 AM PST · by cogitator · 27 replies · 10,413+ views
    Space Daily ^ | April 1, 2005 | April Advent
    US President George W Bush declared today that he had signed a rare presidential decree canceling any further expenditure of Federal funds on the US Space Shuttle program. "We cannot find any justification to continue deficit funding of a program that has no application other that proving that with enough money America can do anything," said Bush. "The whole world knows that already, so why keep spending money on it," he added. The announcement was made during an even rarer press conference with Whitehouse press corps, at which the President started proceedings by handing out Easter Eggs, quipping, "it might...
  • SOMETHING JUST BIT ME ON THE BUTT!

    03/30/2005 7:37:48 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 74 replies · 1,715+ views
    me, myself, and I | 03/30/05 | swampsniper
    Something strange may have just taken control of this OS,until I catch the SOB, and kill it. I could just be over paranoid but,something is surely biting on My butt, and I try not ever to cry Wolf! I have tried all the suggested scans, reckon I need to try some more. Only X rated place I go is a bit of lurking around on DU, never thought I could catch the crabs online.Run Your scans, I'm logging off.
  • Is This "It"?

    03/24/2005 9:56:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 154 replies · 3,640+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 3/25/05 | Lawrence Henry
    Conservatives have been asking themselves the question for years: "Is this finally it?" "This" being whatever event in the news exemplified a current gag-making excess of the culture or the polity or the law, and "it" being the point at which the nation as a whole simply won't take it anymore. There have been many points along the way when it seemed as though society might rear up and refuse to go in the current direction. So far, no. The Bill Clinton impeachment wave fell well short of taking out the establishment dam. Al Gore, fortunately, did not win the...
  • Ugliness a potential health hazard, researcher says (micheal moores not long for this world )

    03/15/2005 7:27:20 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 108 replies · 2,652+ views
    canada.com ^ | 3 14 05 | ARCHIE MCLEAN
    If you were neglected as a child or if your parents paid more attention to your siblings, take heart. It might not be your fault. It might be because you're ugly. That's what Andrew Herrell's research at the University of Alberta suggests. Herrell, the director of the population research lab in the university's sociology department, studied parents' behaviour in grocery stores, where children often suffer minor injuries. He was trying to understand what factors contributed to those injuries. What he found would stun most fair-minded parents - ugly kids were neglected more often than attractive ones. "They'll deny it," said...
  • Pot scent stalls gun permit bid (WHY DO YOU THINK THEY CALL IT "DOPE"?)

    02/26/2005 5:09:43 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies · 711+ views
    2005 The Post-Standard. ^ | Saturday, February 26, 2005 | Staff reports
    SYRACUSE NY--Something didn't smell quite right to North Syracuse police when a village resident came in Friday looking for a little help. What stunk was Brian D. Courbat, 21, of 130 Lynhurst Ave. He wreaked of marijuana, police said. Officers Jeff Tripp and Rocco DePerno said when they asked him about the odor, Courbat told them he had just used marijuana, something he routinely does three or four times a day. In fact, Courbat had several packets of pot on him, police said. Courbat wanted the police to help him with the background check necessary for a pistol permit. Instead,...
  • Senate leader says he's open to cigarette tax increase (RINO BARF ALERT time to impeech this leech )

    02/16/2005 11:25:29 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 35 replies · 846+ views
    associated press ^ | 2 16 05 | MIKE SMITH
    The Republican leader of the state Senate said today that an increase in cigarette taxes is an option lawmakers could turn to this session in trying to erase the state's deficit and pass a balanced budget. "I am certainly open to consideration of an increase in the cigarette tax," Senate President Pro Tem Robert Garton of Columbus said during a weekly meeting with reporters. When asked about the possible range of an increase, he suggested 25 cents to 40 cents per pack. "I merely mention it. There will be opposition to it. I mention it. I don't want the public...
  • CAPTION THIS PHOTO...

    02/10/2005 6:51:54 AM PST · by crushelits · 40 replies · 2,127+ views
    crushelits | Feb. 10, 2004 | crushelits
  • Denying Terrorism

    02/08/2005 6:28:30 AM PST · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 565+ views
    http://www.netwmd.com/ ^ | February 8, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in New Jersey: An Islamic Murder of Coptic Christians?.Anyone following the investigation into the mid-January slaughter of the Armanious family (husband, wife, two young daughters), Copts living in Jersey City, N.J., knows who the presumptive suspects are: Islamists furious at a Christian Egyptian immigrant who dares engage in Internet polemics against Islam and who attempts to convert Muslims to Christianity.The authorities, however, have blinded themselves to the extensive circumstantial evidence, insisting that "no facts at this point" substantiate a religious motive for the murders.Somehow, the prosecutor missed that all four members of this...
  • Destructive OS X malware spies on Apple users

    01/27/2005 2:39:19 PM PST · by Bush2000 · 11 replies · 523+ views
    ZDNet Australia ^ | 25 October 2004 | Munir Kotadia,
    A malicious script that spies on Apple Mac users was discovered over the weekend. The malware, which has been dubbed Opener by Mac user-groups, disables Mac OS Xs built-in firewall, steals personal information and can destroy data. Security experts say these traits are common among the thousands of viruses targeting Microsofts ubiquitous Windows operating system but are virtually unheard of amongst the Apple Macintosh community. Paul Ducklin, Sophos head of technology in the Asia Pacific, told ZDNet Australia that the malware, which Sophos calls Renepo, is designed to infect any Mac OS X drives connected to the infected system and...
  • Wombs on Washington

    01/17/2005 4:58:53 PM PST · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 8 replies · 373+ views
    www.wombsonwashington.org ^ | Not provided | Admin at wombsonwashington.org
    "A suggestion of knitting a representation of her uterus from a popular pattern was suggested, and a campaign for Women's Rights was born!"
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 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!
  • Why do FR threads do this?

    11/27/2004 8:49:43 PM PST · by streetpreacher · 30 replies · 825+ views
    Free Republic ^ | November 27, 2004 | ME
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