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  • Boston lands new GE headquarters

    01/13/2016 9:47:53 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 25 replies
    boston globe ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Jon Chesto
    The company began looking to leave Fairfield, Conn., last year after state legislators threatened to raise corporate taxes. GE’s quest for a new global headquarters can be traced back to a decision by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and Connecticut lawmakers last spring to significantly change business tax policies, to help fill a big state budget gap. The package, among other things, altered how multistate companies collect corporate taxes and how losses can be used to reduce tax bills over a period of years.
  • Frontiers of political correctness: banning the word 'too'

    10/28/2015 1:02:46 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/28/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Move over, Melissa Harris-Perry – it is getting crowded on the lunatic PC bench. Joining “hard worker” (racist!) on the PC banned word list is “too” (sexist!). That’s right: an adjective and adverb positing that something is more excessive in some quality than desirable is now verboten, as far as the Huffington Post is concerned. The editors there gave considerable space to Cameron Schaeffer, who identifies herself as a freshman at the University of Vermont, where her head has obviously been filled with victimology nonsense.Ms. Schaeffer describes contemplating her hair in the mirror. From her HuffPo headshot, it is apparent...
  • County threatens to fine family for having ‘too many cars in driveway’(Video At Link)

    07/22/2015 5:39:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 74 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | 07/21/15 | Jim Strickland
    COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Cobb County is telling a Kennesaw family to apply for permission to park their kids' cars in their own driveway. The Oviedo family got a notice of violation for having four cars in the driveway. The family has relatives visiting and two kids home from college. "I am angry. I am beyond angry. I don't see how the government can tell me whose cars I can park in my own driveway," said Kim Oviedo. They got a visit Friday from code enforcement, acting on an anonymous complaint. The neighborhood is zoned an Open Space Community. A...
  • Amazon Rep Has a Funny Norse Mythology Themed Chat With a Customer

    08/28/2014 5:07:55 PM PDT · by Vendome · 8 replies ^ | 8/28/2014 | Got no idea
    Cue up the voice of Joe Pesci: "Uh K, Uh K, Uh K!!! This sohhh funny and one troo lee he larry us exchange between Amazon and a customer".
  • Tancredo demands Christie, RGA ‘come clean’ about helping Beauprez through primary

    08/02/2014 5:51:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies ^ | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Tom Tancredo isn’t trashing Bob Beauprez, but he’s demanding one of his biggest benefactors, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, come clean about the Republican Governors Association’s influence on Colorado’s GOP gubernatorial primary. On Monday, the Denver Post reported that a campaign finance watchdog group discovered that the RGA, which Christie chairs, funneled money to help Beauprez through the Republican Attorney Generals Association despite its public pledge not to attempt to influence GOP primaries. (SNIP) “We already have a situation in Mississippi where grassroots Republicans feel disenfranchised by party elites. We need to avoid a repeat in Colorado. “Governor...
  • Did I Respond Correctly?

    09/15/2013 1:42:23 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 14 replies
    9/14/13 | dagogo redux
    This important Email arrived out of breath a few minutes ago. My response appears at the end. Just wondering if my answer followed the federally approved protocol, or if my fellow FReepers think this urgent matter could have been better handled from my end. Always seeking to be in compliance. dagogo redux On Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:29:43 +0530 wrote: FROM DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS ATTN: COMPLIMENT OF THE SEASON DEAR FUND OWNER, IT IS MY PLEASURE TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR FUND IS READY TO BE DELIVERED TO YOUR DESIGNATED ADDRESS WHICH YOU HAVE TO RECONFIRM. WE THE ENTIRE...
  • Sorry world, we elected Alfred E. Neuman

    03/01/2012 5:30:13 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | February 29, 2012 | Don Surber
    Barack Obama is a nice guy who has degrees from prestigious institutions. He speaks well and writes well, but he is nonetheless an idiot because he sees things only through the lens of himself. Where others hold a window into the world, he holds a mirror. His supporters say he plays three-dimensional chess. He cannot even play checkers. Consider his apology to Afghanistan for the accidental burning of a few Korans. Instead of calming thing down, his apology was used by the enemy to rationalize a new wave of violence in Kabul. President Obama thinks that is all A-OK. From...
  • Poll: Carter 63%, Reagan 32%

    02/21/2012 7:06:41 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 42 replies · 3+ views
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | February 21, 2012 | Don Surber
    As I look at the Real Clear Politics averages of the polls of the various match-ups between President Obama and the various Republican candidates, I know I am supposed to feel impending doom. But I don’t. Let’s see, the numbers this morning are: Obama 49.0% Romney 43.3% Obama 50.0% Santorum 42.5% Obama 53.0% Gingrich 39.1% Obama 48.6 % Paul 40.4% But I don’t feel doom. Here are 9 reasons why: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. A couple could copulate today and still have a baby by Election Day. President Obama’s leads of 5.7% to 13.9%...
  • Ahmadinejad: Iran too 'mighty' to attack

    04/18/2010 7:18:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 632+ views
    Tehran, Iran (CNN) -- Iran is so powerful today that no country would dare attack it, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday during an annual army parade. "Iran's army is so mighty today that no enemy can have a foul thought of invading Iran's territory," the Iranian leader said, according to state media. "Of course, Iran is a friend and brother of regional and independent nations and it wants peace, progress and security for all countries," Ahmadinejad said.
  • Is the health reform bill too compromised to save?

    12/16/2009 10:08:16 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies · 312+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 16 December 2009 | Matthews, Dean, Landrieu
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  • ain't got money 2 give, but have a few idea's ZOT!!

    10/02/2009 4:46:39 PM PDT · by winpat · 98 replies · 2,354+ views
    been watching you guys on beck show, not bad but soon your group will be called up 2 the big time, so start refining answers and mission statements. beck put you ladies at ease and gave you a relaxing and comtabule setting but if your group gets more press they, other news organizations not sympathic 2 your cause will try 2 confuse and misdirect your group into looking bad or bias or just plan loons, so pratice on each other questions and answers and make it short and direct.
  • Too few intensive care beds for swine flu – Tories

    09/08/2009 9:39:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 255+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 9/8/09 | Owen Bowcott
    The Conservative party says hospitals are at breaking point and claims that a second wave of swine flu could result in a bed shortage The NHS may not have enough intensive care beds to cope if a second wave of swine flu hits the country, the Conservative party claimed today. Hospitals are already at "breaking point" and are having to close critical care beds to new admissions for large parts of the year, according to the shadow health secretary, Andrew Lansley. The allegation comes amid intensifying party exchanges over the future of the NHS. The Tories are attempting the novel...
  • Calling all Pro-Life, Patriotic Americans to Prayer.

    10/19/2008 12:41:21 PM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 42 replies · 1,334+ views
    10/19/08 | areukiddingme1
    Not to long ago, there was a thread on here about "what else we could do," on the 29th of October during Obama's televised "info-mercial." It just hit me this morning right after mass -- if everyone all across the nation had a call to prayer on the evening vigil so to speak for our nation, our military, and our nations un-born children -- that would be far more important than sitting at home and watching the Obama "info-mercial." We can start this call right here. Please, contact your local churches, synagogue, and communities all across the nation and...
  • Goodbye FR [Mods respond: don't let the door hit your arse on the way out]

    11/14/2007 2:51:00 PM PST · by HHKrepublican_2 · 259 replies · 350+ views
    I will be leaving FR. I will no longer post here and likely will no longer check the news here either. I began to post here a few years ago with updates on my attempts and eventual success at founding teenage republican clubs across New Jersey and the surrounding area. I used to run a ping list about the invasion of Islam into Europe. I ran an FR-based operation to try to change public opinion about the Iraq war using letters to the editor and "stats" e-mails. It seems however that as soon as I began to indicate that I...
  • Court says Ohio too hard on some parties

    09/08/2006 12:01:50 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 655+ views ^ | 9 8 06 | DAN SEWELL
    CINCINNATI - Ohio's rules for primary elections make it too hard for minor parties to get on the ballot, a federal appeals court ruled. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel said the primary requirements allow the Republican and Democratic parties to monopolize general elections. Ohio "is among the most restrictive, if not the most restrictive, state in granting minor parties access to the ballot," the ruling said. Parties automatically qualify for the primary ballot if their candidate for governor or president received at least 5 percent of the vote in the previous Ohio election. Any other party must...
  • Post-War Stress Too Much For Marlboro Man's Marriage

    06/27/2006 6:13:03 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 1,746+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-28-2006 | Catherine Elsworth
    Post-war stress too much for Marlboro Man's marriage By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles (Filed: 28/06/2006) A US marine whose photograph touched the hearts of countless Americans has filed for divorce just weeks after his lavish wedding was funded by donations from the public. An iconic picture of James Blake Miller, 21, was taken in 2004 during a break from combat in Fallujah and was published in hundreds of newspapers. Showing him grubby-faced and exhausted with a cigarette dangling from his lips, it earned him the nickname Marlboro Man. After his return to the United States, the lance corporal revealed...
  • 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,...
  • Armoured Suits Are 'Too Goofy' Say US Troops

    05/08/2006 6:51:57 PM PDT · by blam · 63 replies · 2,844+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-9-2006 | Francis Harris
    Armoured suits are 'too goofy' say US troops By Francis Harris, in Washington (Filed: 09/05/2006) American troops have complained that a new armoured body suit designed to be worn in Iraq makes them look "goofy". The water-cooled "alien spacesuits" are being handed out to turret gunners in their notoriously vulnerable Humvee vehicles. The new suit is designed to protect against roadside bombs but has had mixed reviews from soldiers The protective suit, based on those worn by bomb disposal officers, was intended to cut spiralling casualties for one of the most dangerous jobs in modern warfare. But some troops have...
  • Strikes On Iran Too Risky, Says US General

    05/01/2006 6:19:31 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies · 1,381+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-2-2006 | Alec Russell
    Strikes on Iran too risky, says US general By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 02/05/2006) Military action against Iran would be fraught with risk and would have repercussions across the region, a leading American general conceded. "Any action militarily is very complicated," Lt Gen Victor Renuart, the director of planning for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told The Daily Telegraph. Donald Rumsfeld, President Bush and Condoleezza Rice in Washington yesterday "And any action by any country will have second-order effects, and that is a strong case to continue the diplomatic process and make it work." His comments are a rare...
  • 'Afro-Tunnel' May Still Be A Bridge Too Far

    04/29/2006 6:15:51 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 937+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-30-2006 | Jon Clarke - Colin Freeman
    'Afro-tunnel' may still be a bridge too far By Jon Clarke and Colin Freeman (Filed: 30/04/2006) Like every other great plan to link one continent with another, it has spent an age gathering dust. A bridge between Africa and Europe has been dreamt of since the Moorish conquest of southern Spain, but the political will and hard cash to build it have always been lacking. Now, in an effort to overcome that inertia, regional officials in southern Spain have turned to an eccentric American architect. Eugene Tsui, whose oddball designs have attracted controversy, has been commissioned by officials in Cadiz,...
  • Deployment disrupts children's lives, too

    04/25/2006 6:47:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 272+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Megan Smith
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (Army News Service, April 25, 2006) – When deploying Soldiers leave behind loved ones, the disruption to family life can be especially hard on children. That’s why Dr. Thomas Hardaway, a child psychiatrist and chief of behavioral medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center, spoke with first- and second-graders at Fort Campbell, Ky., last fall when the 101st Airborne Division went to Iraq. He was coaching school administrators, counselors, nurses and parents to talk with children about deployment. “Deployment has potential to be destructive to a child’s development,” Hardaway said. “The message I’m trying to give is that...
  • Now Aristocrats Will Be Evicted For Living Too Close To Mugabe

    01/19/2006 6:17:39 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 639+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-20-2006 | Peta Thornycroft
    Now aristocrats will be evicted for living too close to Mugabe By Peta Thornycroft in Harare (Filed: 20/01/2006) Owners of property next to President Robert Mugabe's retirement mansion have received written warning that their houses will be confiscated by the state. The move represents the first time Zimbabwe's elite, both black and white, have suffered at first hand. President Mugabe's £6m palace is nearing completion Millions of Zimbabweans were affected by last year's "clearances" of urban shantytowns and much of the rural population hit by Mr Mugabe's war on white farmers. But, until now, many members of the aristocracy have...
  • Persepolis Architects Were Geologists Too

    12/24/2005 8:03:44 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 580+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 12-24-2005
    Persepolis architects were geologists, too Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN – Recent geological studies at the Persepolis historical site indicate that Achaemenid era architects used their unique knowledge of geology and mines in the construction of Persepolis, the Persian service of CHN reported on Thursday. The experts were well aware of the science of geology and were keen to discover underground sources of water, geologist Azam Zare said. The studies show that the Achaemenid experts had acquired specialized knowledge and technology, but it is unclear how they mastered these skills, she added. “The studies of the geological team at Persepolis...
  • Bush: Leaving Iraq Too Soon Would Endanger America

    12/14/2005 6:15:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 296+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 14, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2005 – Leaving Iraq before the mission there is finished will make America less, not more, secure and will send a dangerous message that will ring around the world, President Bush said today here at the Woodrow Wilson International Center. Speaking the day before Iraq's national elections, Bush disputed critics who claim the United States would be safer and Iraq less violent if the United States withdrew its forces there. "This view presumes that if we were not in Iraq, the terrorists would be leaving us alone," Bush said. In reality, the president said, terrorists have been...
  • Hurricane season finally ending Wednesday, but next year could be bad, too (Epsilon forms)

    11/29/2005 2:09:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies · 847+ views
    Daily Comet ^ | 11/29/05 | JOHN PAIN
    Hurricane season finally ending, but next year could be bad, too By JOHN PAIN Associated Press Writer November 29. 2005 4:27PM The busiest and costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record officially - and mercifully - draws to a close Wednesday, with hundreds of thousands of Americans still dealing with the devastation wrought by Katrina, Rita and Wilma. Despite the end of the June 1-to-Nov. 30 season, hurricanes could still form over the next few months. In fact, a tropical storm took shape in the Atlantic on Tuesday. But no hurricane has been known to hit the United States between December...
  • Bruce Willis does his part for troops: Actor tried to join military, but told he was too old

    11/01/2005 3:25:04 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 44 replies · 4,020+ views ^ | November 1, 2005 |
    Actor Bruce Willis wanted to serve his country as far back as the Gulf War. His friends laughed at him, telling him he was too old. Undaunted, Willis looked into himself – only to find out they were right. He was too old. So the star of "Die Hard," "The Sixth Sense," "Hostage" and dozens of other movies, did the next best thing. He traveled to Iraq with his band, the Accelerators, to entertain troops with the USO. He is also planning to join returning troops at Fort Lewis in Washington state Nov. 5. "The idea of serving my country...
  • I'VE HAD IT WITH BUSH. TOM DELAY CAN GO TO .... TO... TO... ZOT. Sob, sob, whine.

    10/03/2005 1:17:09 PM PDT · by Atlanta · 180 replies · 2,339+ views
    I offer up my feeble rant here, quite possibly my FR swansong. I've had it w/ W. This supreme court selection is the last straw. He's got no balls. None of our Republican so called "leaders" has any. I'm also tired of seeing that fake little smile of Tom Delay on TV. Neither of these guys have any idea what a working class conservative guy goes through out here in the trenches. W's supreme court pick may be the next thing since sliced bread, but she's 60 years old! UNINSPIRING to the MAX. A Squandered opportunity. Cronyism at its best....
  • Military guns too accessible to public(MEGA barf alert 3-4 bags)

    09/20/2005 10:59:19 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 158 replies · 7,446+ views ^ | 9 19 05 | Adam Slingwein
    If I gave you $7,000 to spend on whatever you wanted, what would you buy? Seven thousand dollars may not be a huge sum of money, but it is still a significant chunk of change. I mean, you could buy a car, pay your room and board at EMU for the year, or have 70% of the buy-in for the World Series of Poker main event. The list is almost endless, but there is one item in particular that really struck me as surprising when I learned that my gift money could purchase it. It is the Barrett M82A1 sniper...
  • No life left behind -- rescuers save pets, too

    09/14/2005 6:00:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 73 replies · 1,369+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sep 14, 2005 | Senior Master Sgt. Elaine Mayo
    JACKSON, Miss. (AFPN) -- When Senior Master Sgt. James Sanchez goes on a rescue mission here, he makes sure the basic tools of the trade are in order -- a secure hoist, communication equipment, ear protection, water, dog biscuits and a can of cat treats. To him, no one gets left behind. "It's hard to turn away an animal that is going to die … if you don't get them out," said Sergeant Sanchez, a pararescueman with Air Force Reserve Command's 306th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. "If they come to me, I take them. If they...
  • 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.
  • Pre-Incas Kept Detailed Records Too

    07/20/2005 6:29:53 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 646+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7-20-2005 | Jude Webber
    Pre-Incas kept detailed records too Jude Webber Wednesday, 20 July 2005 This inhabitant of the ancient Peruvian city of Caral would have used knotted string to communicate sophisticated concepts as long as 5000 years ago (Image: Reuters/ Pilar Olivares) A sophisticated arrangement of knots and strings, found on the site of the oldest city in the Americas, indicates ancient Peruvians were skilled at conveying detailed information much earlier than once thought. Archaeologists say the string arrangement, known as a quipu or khipu, indicates ancient Americans were expert communicators thousands of years earlier. Until now the oldest known quipus, often associated...
  • John Fiedler, voice of Piglet, dies

    06/27/2005 7:12:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies · 1,200+ views
    CNN.Com ^ | 6-27-2005 | Staff
    Monday, June 27, 2005; Posted: 8:02 a.m. EDT (12:02 RELATED • Paul Winchell, voice of Tigger, dies YOUR E-MAIL ALERTS Obituaries (Entertainment) Bob Newhart or Create Your Own Manage Alerts | What Is This? NEW YORK (AP) -- John Fiedler, a stage actor who won fame as the voice of Piglet in Walt Disney's Winnie-the-Pooh films, died Saturday, The New York Times reported in Monday editions. He was 80. Fiedler served in the Navy during World War II before beginning a stage career in New York. He performed in supporting roles alongside Sidney Poitier on Broadway, John Wayne in Hollywood...
  • Where's The Apology? (Bending the Facts on Schiavo)

    06/17/2005 7:01:04 PM PDT · by echoBoomer · 274 replies · 3,480+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, June 17, 2005; Page A31 | E. J. Dionne Jr.
    ...The autopsy in the Terri Schiavo case provides a rare moment of political accountability. We should not "move on," as Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist suggested. No, we cannot move on until those politicians who felt entitled to make up facts and toss around unwarranted conclusions about Schiavo's condition take responsibility for what they said -- and apologize... So the big-government conservatives had to invent a story. They had to insist that they knew, just knew , more about Terri Schiavo's condition than the doctors on the scene. They had to question Michael Schiavo's motives and imply that he wanted...
  • Siberians Fear Minus 30 Is Too Warm For Comfort (Global Warming)

    03/04/2005 6:26:42 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 749+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-5-2005 | Julius Strauss
    Siberians fear minus 30 is too warm for comfort By Julius Strauss in Yuchyugay (Filed: 05/03/2005) The afternoon high is a little below minus 30 degrees Celsius an hour outside the small Siberian settlement of Yuchyugay, even in the pale winter sun. But at this time of the year, locals say with a frown, it should be a steady minus 50. As cars roll across the wide, frozen rivers, traces of running water show where the current runs so fast that the ice melts, a phenomenon, the locals insist, that should only occur much later in the season. Environmental research...
  • The Beast is Back ("Real I.D." for an all too real world)

    02/25/2005 3:20:59 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 975+ views
    reason online ^ | Brian Doherty
    Even in a relationship that has clearly gone somewhere beyond abusive, it can hurt to be reminded how little our "partners" in D.C.—supposedly our agents, in fact, representing our own interests and using only powers we've ceded them—really respect us. No matter how loyal and supportive we try to be—they ask us to trouble ourselves to vote, and more than half of us do, and it seems to make them so proud—well, every once in a while the velvet glove comes off and we get bitchslapped hard with an open iron slap. Not a fist—that would acknowledge that they actually...
  • What's up with Christine Todd Whitman? (vanity)

    01/28/2005 8:24:18 PM PST · by crushelits · 83 replies · 2,106+ views
    Foxnews-wikimedia-crushelits ^ | Jan. 28, 2005 | crushelits
    She released a book entitled It's My Party, Too: Taking Back the Republican Party... And Bringing the Country Together Again in which she criticizes the policies of the Bush administration and its electoral strategy which she views as divisive. It has been suggested that this may be a prelude to a candidacy for president in 2008 as a moderate Republican. She's been going around several talk shows including Hannity & Colmes criticizing the President Bush. This is a partial transcript from "Hannity & Colmes," Jan. 27, 2005, that has been edited for clarity. SEAN HANNITY, CO-HOST:  Our next guest thinks...
  • Rather got off too easy (CBS holds Dan to low standard)

    01/12/2005 7:34:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 655+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 1/12/05 | Al Knight
    Rather got off too easy By Al Knight Denver Post Columnist Article Published: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 An independent panel's probe of the disputed Sept. 8 "60 Minutes" report on President Bush's National Guard service allows for only one conclusion: The program segment was an example of lousy, if not biased, journalism and most of the culprits responsible, especially CBS producer Mary Mapes, deserved to be fired. However, for reasons not yet clear, CBS anchorman Dan Rather was spared a similar fate. Although Rather has resigned his anchorman position, he will continue to work for CBS on both the Sunday...
  • Rising prescription drug use points to deeper problems

    12/28/2004 5:32:40 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 51 replies · 1,113+ views
    LA Times ^ | 27 December 2004 | Elizabeth Large, Baltimore Sun
    When Margaret Herlth wakes up in the morning, 13 prescription drugs and two over-the-counter supplements are as much a part of her routine as a first cup of coffee. That's a lot of pills, but not a highly unusual number for an 80-year-old with serious health problems, including cardiovascular disease and breathing difficulties. "They do make me feel better if I take them," says Herlth, who lives in southwest Baltimore. "I've been in and out of the hospital so many times. Each time they give me new pills, but they never take any away." These days, if you're elderly, a...
  • False Alarms in Screening for Cancer Prove Costly

    12/26/2004 6:21:10 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 10 replies · 598+ views
    NY Times ^ | 26 December 2004 | Associated Press
    It sounded like a pretty good deal to Ken Doerflinger: a government study offering to examine him from head to toe for signs of cancer. But those free tests wound up costing a lot. The results, which turned out to be a "false positive," led Mr. Doerflinger, 75, of suburban Detroit, to undergo thousands of dollars of tests just to prove that he did not have cancer after all. A new study found that people spent an extra $1,000 or so on health care in the year after a test raised suspicions that later proved unfounded. "The key here is...
  • Mom Sues Wal-Mart Over Daughter's Suicide

    12/21/2004 6:10:45 PM PST · by satchmodog9 · 84 replies · 2,235+ views
    ap ^ | Tue Dec 21, 4:43 PM ET | By LIZ AUSTIN, Associated Press Writer
    Mom Sues Wal-Mart Over Daughter's Suicide Tue Dec 21, 4:43 PM ET U.S. National - AP By LIZ AUSTIN, Associated Press Writer DALLAS - Near the end of her short life, Shayla Stewart, a diagnosed manic-depressive and schizophrenic, assaulted police officers and was arrested for attacking a fellow customer at a Denton Wal-Mart where she had a prescription for anti-psychotic medication. AP Photo Given all those signs, her parents say, another Wal-Mart just seven miles away should have never sold her the shotgun she used to kill herself at age 24 in 2003. Her mother, Lavern Bracy, is suing the...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of'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!
  • Paper Drops 'Asian' Malkin, Too 'Anti-liberal'

    11/24/2004 8:35:26 AM PST · by Maria S · 52 replies · 2,078+ views
    Norfolk's Virginian-Pilot is dropping columnist Michelle Malkin because, according to the paper's editorial board, she's an "Asian Ann Coulter" whose columns are too "anti-liberal" and "seemingly mean-spirited." Responding to a reader's complaint about the conservative scribe, the paper's public editor, Marvin Lake, announced on Monday that "she's outta here." In quotes covered by Editor & Publisher, Lake explained that the Virginian-Pilot's editorial board had concluded that Malkin was "too stridently anti-liberal" and that readers objected to her "seemingly mean-spirited rantings and suggested that she be dropped." Malkin's meticulously researched columns have covered a variety of topics, including exposing Sen. Robert...
  • Olbermann Pursues Contesting Vote: "Did Kerry Concede Too Soon?"

    11/11/2004 6:30:55 AM PST · by crushelits · 50 replies · 1,865+ views ^ | Wednesday November 10, 2004 |
    For the second straight night on Tuesday, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann devoted more than a fourth of his 8pm EST Countdown show to indulging his fantasies about how a few supposed voting glitches, none of which would alter the results, justify contesting the presidential vote outcome. He complained about "the deafening silence from the mainstream media on this story" and denounced his journalistic colleagues as "wimps" for not joining his cause. Olbermann trumpeted how he received 7,500 e-mails about his Monday show with "the ratio of positive to negative holding at about 22 to 1," a sign his program is...
  • DUers Cover Page Should Really Say This: "Americans To Smart This Time"

    11/04/2004 3:10:25 AM PST · by upyours53 · 17 replies · 998+ views
    Nov 04 2004 | upyours53
    We honestly should have always expected that we would be posting this. Even when the campaign was going great thanks to our liberal allies in the MSM, we should have known the American people would do the right thing and not elect a LYING TRAITOR. We had the MSM eating out of John Kerry's hand and promoting his and MIchael Moore's lies. It is just too depressing to imagine, John Kery would have lost in a landslide if the truth had been told. It looks like 51% of the American people were to smart to be fooled by the lies...
  • Would Kerry buy poor people guns?

    10/13/2004 10:14:36 AM PDT · by gidget7 · 5 replies · 561+ views | 10/13/2004 | Terence Jeffrey
    Sarah Degenhart's question was simple, straightforward and had absolutely nothing to do with Sen. John Kerry's long-ago service as an altar boy. "Senator Kerry," she asked in the town-hall debate, "suppose you are speaking with a voter who believed abortion is murder and the voter asked for reassurance that his or her tax dollars would not go to support abortion, what would you say to that person?" read more at:
  • Sadr Deal May Be Too Late To Protect Shrine

    08/18/2004 7:24:28 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 1,306+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-19-2004 | Adrian Blomfield/Toby Harnden
    Sadr deal may be too late to protect shrine By Adrian Blomfield in Najaf and Toby Harnden in Baghdad (Filed: 19/08/2004) The radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr appeared last night to have accepted an ultimatum by the Iraqi government to end his insurgency and disarm his Mahdi army militia. But confusion surrounded his terms for acceptance and there were indications that his offer may have come too late to stave off a military assault on the sacred Imam Ali shrine in Najaf. It is occupied by him and the Mahdi army but surrounded by American tanks. American forces have surrounded the...
  • Stars & Stripes - letters to the editor; Too much FOX News on AFN

    08/09/2004 5:18:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies · 1,320+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 8/06/04 | F.J. Kirby
    Letters to the editor for Friday, August 6, 2004 European and Mideast editions Too much FOX News Which network was covering the Democratic National Convention on the AFN News channel but FOX News, with nothing but how bad the Democrats are performing. FOX News should be called the Republican News Channel. Not only did we have to put up with FOX critiquing every speaker at the convention, but we had three hours nearly every evening condemning the Democrats for any proposal they presented. Has anyone seriously examined the AFN News channel to determine how much time is devoted to FOX?...

    06/30/2004 9:37:32 AM PDT · by cody32127 · 130 replies · 1,284+ views
    OPERATION BIAS CHECK -- DEBRIEFING Newsflash! The so-called mainstream media is biased! It must be true - I saw it on the Today Show. My fellow ProtestWarriors and I arrived early (4am, if you want to get a good spot) in the morning at Rockefeller Center and stood in line with the tourists. This is a great example of the impact that even just a couple of people can make, so take this as encouragement to make your voice heard even if you are small in numbers. The crew does check the signs as people are let in, but we...
  • "Bill Clinton: My Life...cliff notes" CARTOON featuring Bill Clinton & his zipper

    06/23/2004 6:26:19 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 40 replies · 729+ views ^ | 6/23/2004 | IPWGOP
    Yes, this will save you all the time of reading Bill's mega-page memoir...It's Bill Clinton: My Life, cliff notes!click here or on cartoon to super-size it!
  • Beagle 2 Entered Mars 'Too Fast'

    03/08/2004 5:20:05 AM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 6,854+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-8-2004
    Beagle 2 entered Mars 'too fast' A heat shield will protect Beagle during descent The Beagle 2 lander could have crashed into Mars because the atmosphere on the planet was less dense than expected. UK mission scientists told a London meeting the probe may simply have been going too fast for its parachute and airbags to bring about a soft landing. The Royal Society conference also heard photographic evidence had found four bright spots, dubbed the "string of pearls", on the surface of the planet. Scientists are studying the images to see if they show the lander's remains. They want...