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  • Jack FM turkey 'cook or save' vote slammed by Brian May [Queen guitarist]

    12/14/2014 8:59:23 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | December 11, 2014 | unattributed
    A radio station that asked listeners to vote on whether two turkeys should be killed has been criticised by animal lovers - including Queen guitarist Dr Brian May. And the RSPCA has urged Jack FM to rethink the online vote on whether the turkeys should be cooked or kept alive. The RSPCA said it opposed any practice with the "potential to cause animals pain... in the name of entertainment". Currently, 62% of people have voted to save the turkeys, named Sage and Onion. The Oxfordshire station said if listeners voted to kill the pair in the "cook it or keep...
  • NASA Releases Images of Man-Made Crater on Comet

    02/15/2011 5:54:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    NASA's Stardust spacecraft returned new images of a comet showing a scar resulting from the 2005 Deep Impact mission. The images also showed the comet has a fragile and weak nucleus. The spacecraft made its closest approach to comet Tempel 1 on Monday, Feb. 14, at 8:40 p.m. PST (11:40 p.m. EST) at a distance of approximately 178 kilometers (111 miles). Stardust took 72 high-resolution images of the comet. It also accumulated 468 kilobytes of data about the dust in its coma, the cloud that is a comet's atmosphere. The craft is on its second mission of exploration called Stardust-NExT,...
  • Brian May named university chancellor

    11/19/2007 10:45:12 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 12 replies · 50+ views
    AP/Yahoo! ^ | 11/19/07
    LONDON - Brian May, rock star and astrophysicist, has been appointed chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University. May will be installed as the university's figurehead leader early next year, it was announced Monday. The 60-year-old Queen guitarist said the appointment was "a great honor and a great new challenge." He is an honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University, which has a well-known astrophysics research institute. "Brian May is an intensely talented individual who achieved global success with Queen," said the university's vice chancellor, Michael Brown, in a statement. "In this age of celebrity culture, it is rare to find...
  • Astronauts push for strategies, spacecraft to prevent cosmic collision

    11/06/2005 5:53:40 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 14 replies · 595+ views
    Flagstaff Arizona Sun ^ | 11/06/2005 | Marcia Dunn
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Imagine last year's tsunami, last month's earthquake in Pakistan, and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma all rolled into one -- and then some. If nations can't handle those calamities, what's going to happen when an asteroid collides with Earth? In 30 years, there is a 1-in-5,500 chance that a smallish asteroid will land a bull's eye on our planet. At 360 yards wide, it could take out New York City and much of the surrounding area. Fortunately, experts believe further observations of the asteroid, 99942 Apophis, will almost certainly rule out an impact in 2036. Nevertheless,...
  • Queen Guitarist Brian May Makes Excuses for London Bombing on Official Web Site

    07/12/2005 8:56:35 AM PDT · by Revenge of Sith · 24 replies · 1,236+ views
    **Fri 08 Jul 05** THE BOMBINGS IN LONDON Q: What is the definition of an idiot ? A: Someone who keeps on doing the same thing, and expects a different result. I sense there is a mood of quiet resolve among the people I speak to. We are feeling that we must not go any further down the road of escalation .... this is old stuff, but I personally feel that in the wake of 9/11 an opportunity was missed .... to seek understanding rather than revenge. The Nelson Mandela way. I do not subscribe to this "War on Terrorism"...
  • Drudge Report Radio ... July 3, 2005 [LISTEN LIVE]

    07/03/2005 6:00:13 PM PDT · by lainie · 307 replies · 4,233+ views
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  • Queen's Brian May Comes Out For The Protection of Comets from Vandalism

    06/29/2005 10:14:55 PM PDT · by lainie · 8 replies · 821+ views
    Brian May of Queen's blog ^ | 6/28/2005 | B.M.
    [Body of thread held due to copyright notice: NOT TO BE COPIED OR REPUBLISHED. YOU'RE WELCOME.] Please see http://www.brianmay.com/brian/brianssb/brianssbjun05.html#29
  • Comet put on list of potential Earth impactors

    06/02/2005 9:04:31 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 46 replies · 3,184+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1 June 2005 | David L Chandler
    On 26 May, JPL's unique orbital calculation software determined that Comet Catalina was on what could possibly be a collision course with Earth, though the odds of such an impact were small: just 1 chance in 300,000 of a strike on June 11, 2085. Based on the 980-metre size estimate, that would produce a 6-gigaton impact - equivalent to 6 billion tonnes of TNT. Astronomers expected the addition of further observations to the calculations to rule out any possibility of a collision, as happens with most newly-seen objects. But that did not quite happen. The comet's predicted pathway actually drew...
  • Sandra FLUKE going down!

    11/04/2014 8:25:25 PM PST · by Enterprise · 69 replies
    11-4-2014 | Enterprise
    Ok, I know. She's losing in a two person Democrat contest. But hey, it's something to smile about anyway.
  • Maine governor says quarantine talks with nurse failed

    10/30/2014 6:15:00 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 144 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 30 OCTOBER 2014 | WFAA.COM
    <p>FORT KENT, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday that talks with nurse Kaci Hickox had broken down and that he is ready to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to force her to adhere to a 21-day quarantine aimed at Ebola health workers.</p>
  • Beyonce the "Feminist." (Vanity - LOL!!

    08/26/2014 12:43:12 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 17 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Aug 26, 2014 | Enterprise
    As some might know, Beyonce performed at the MTV awards. In the background was the word "Femninist." Just want to remind Y'all of her song where she sings the words "Bow down bitches."
  • Kim Jong Un Caught Limping

    07/08/2014 5:43:08 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 17 replies
    Newser ^ | June 8, 2014 | Jenn Gidman
    Not surprising: that a 30-something man who appears to have recently gained weight, smokes heartily, and is probably perpetually stressed out from his dictatorial duties might have physical issues. Surprising: that that man is Kim Jong Un—and that state media showed him apparently exhibiting one of those physical issues today. Footage aired on state television showed North Korea's "supreme leader" limping onto the stage at a 20th anniversary tribute for his deceased grandfather, Kim Il Sung.
  • Fresh young Alaska candidate challenges (Don) Young (R)

    06/22/2014 7:38:16 AM PDT · by holymoly · 12 replies
    Seward City News ^ | June 21, 2014 | Heidi Zemach
    Before you sigh and repeat the worn old mantra that Alaska’s lone Congressman Don Young, its longest serving republican is unbeatable in this state, don’t discount the potential power of this energetic, smart, savvy young man with considerable Alaska credentials going for him. Forrest Dunbar, a 29-year-old attorney who calls Cordova home, is running as on the democratic ticket to unseat longtime U.S. Rep. Don Young (R) in the November 4th General Election. Dunbar, who has the endorsement of the state’s Democratic Party, introduced himself to local residents at the Resurrect Arts Coffee Shop and Gallery in Seward Thursday, June...
  • NBC's Lauer to Gates: 'Dangerous or Dishonorable' to Criticize Obama?

    01/13/2014 1:38:44 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    Breibart - Big Journalism ^ | 1-13-2014 | John Nolte
    For five full years, we watched Democrats and the mighty force of the mainstream media do everything in their power to "call into question" President George W. Bush's leadership as commander-in-chief while tens, and even hundreds of thousands of troops were "in harm's way." Back then, it was a vicious media blood sport and unrelenting. Today, however, if just one person, like former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, dares to do the same to President Obama, suddenly NBC's Matt Lauer is wondering if such a thing is "dangerous or dishonorable": (video at link) (snip) Lauer then follows up by expressing concern...
  • 'Time travellers don't exist on the internet': Researchers spend months scanning the web for

    01/04/2014 3:27:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 101 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10:05 EST, 3 January 2014 | Victoria Woollaston
    Researchers from Michigan have scoured websites, search engine results and social networks dating back as far as 1996 in search of people who discussed select events before they happened. They even asked time travellers from the future to tweet using a specific hashtag. Yet despite comprehensive analysis of thousands of records, they were unable to find any evidence time travellers existed.
  • Details of Dianne Feinsteins Upcoming Assault Weapons ban begin leaking

    11/09/2012 3:19:36 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 68 replies
    Truth about Guns.com ^ | Nov. 8th, 2012 | Nick Leghorn
    Everyone saw this coming. Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic Senator from California and co-sponsor of the USA PATRIOT Act extension, has been rumored to be meeting with ATF officials in the past few days and trying to come up with an outline for her next attempt at passing a new assault weapons ban. It seems like she does this once a year anyway, but in the wake of the Obama re-election people are on high alert for anything gun control related. And this time, it seems like all that practice of introducing failed legislation is leading to a more disturbing version...
  • Fake Twitter account claims Thatcher dies [NOT DEAD]

    08/14/2012 1:20:23 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 12 replies
    WJLA ^ | 14 Aug 2012 | staff
    A fake Twitter account tried, and briefly succeeded in, spreading the word that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had died. Continue reading Thatcher, dubbed the "Iron Lady," remains alive, though. Just after 3:30 p.m., a Twitter account called @OfficialSkyNews tweeted 10 times that Thatcher had passed away. However, that account has no official tie to Sky News, and the 10 tweets that the user sent out were the only ones affiliated with the account. Shortly thereafter, the @OfficialSkyNews Twitter feed changed its username to "John Pennington," then "Dean Sutton." On the third change, the user protected his or her...
  • I’m Not Down on John Roberts

    06/28/2012 10:09:41 AM PDT · by Jedidah · 143 replies
    Redstate ^ | June 28, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    . . . I get the strong sense from a few anecdotal stories about Roberts over the past few months and the way he has written this opinion that he very, very much was concerned about keeping the Supreme Court above the partisan fray and damaging the reputation of the Court long term. . . . Second, in writing his case, Roberts forces everyone to deal with the issue as a political, not a legal issue. . . Third, while Roberts has expanded the taxation power, which I don’t really think is a massive expansion from what it was, Roberts...
  • What in God's name is that?!?

    05/09/2012 5:17:42 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 71 replies
    Twitter ^ | Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | Advocatus Diaboli @TheRobertBriggs
    What in God's name is that?!? Visit the link.
  • Obama Asks Twitter “What Would You Do With $40?” (Another Lame Hash tag by Hussein)

    12/22/2011 3:42:30 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 20 replies
    Skim That.com ^ | 12.21.11 | M. Khalili
    In an effort to gain support for the payroll tax cut extension, the Obama administration launched a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #40dollars that asks what people can buy with the additional amount every paycheck. The amount is the weekly average that Americans would save under the current payroll tax cut bill and would affect about 160 million Americans. On Tuesday, the House rejected a Senate compromise that would have expanded the tax cut for 2 months.
  • Tea-party favorite O’Donnell endorses Romney

    12/13/2011 8:51:04 PM PST · by Mozilla · 126 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 13, 2011 | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican political figure and tea-party favorite Christine O’Donnell says she’s backing Mitt Romney’s presidential bid.</p> <p>O’Donnell cites executive experience as part of her reason for endorsing Romney. She announced her decision Tuesday night during an interview on Fox News Channel.</p>
  • Obama’s Useless Twitter Town Hall

    07/07/2011 8:00:15 AM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 6, 2011 | David A. Graham
    Too-long answers, questions from familiar foes instead of regular folks—the president’s much hyped social-media meeting was even less interesting than a regular town hall, says David A. Graham. The hour-long event proved to be even less interesting than the average town hall. Just like Obama’s April 19 town hall with Mark Zuckerberg, the event featured the president facing a younger entrepreneur; this time, however, there was the added annoyance of Twitter as simplifying middleman. It all started off well enough. After brief remarks by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, the president ambled in, stepped up to a laptop adorned with a...
  • Popular NFL Running Back Defends bin Laden: ‘We’ve Only Heard One Side’

    05/03/2011 1:42:36 PM PDT · by Sneakyuser · 60 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/03/2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl Print » Email »
    Rashard Mendenhall has created a stir with comments made on his official Twitter page regarding Osama bin Laden’s death. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back on Monday tweeted: “What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…”
  • McCain flunks Made in America 101

    03/06/2011 7:58:29 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 54 replies
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2011-03-07 | Rebecca Stewart
    Washington (CNN)-GOP Sen. John McCain is in need of a tech lesson. In an appearance on ABC's "This Week," the senator from Arizona said that iPads and iPhones are "built in the United States of America." But every techie knows that they are, in fact, built in China. McCain touted free trade agreements during the interview and voiced his agreement with President Obma that "innovation is the key to us being able to restore our economy." And though the designs for the iPad and iPhone are home grown in California, the actual manufacturing takes place overseas, in China. "I think...
  • Nancy Pelosi changes Twitter name, loses ‘Speaker’

    01/05/2011 7:20:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/5/2011 | Vince Coglianese
    One of the modern day dynamics of the House Speaker transition between Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner is the handing over of something much more far-reaching than the Speaker’s gavel: the “Speaker” handle on Twitter.Late Tuesday evening, hours before the Wednesday kick-off of the 112th Congress, Rep. Pelosi dutifully ceded the use of @SpeakerPelosi in exchange for @NancyPelosi. Meanwhile, @JohnBoehner remains to be actively used by the entering Speaker (he also used @GOPLeader, but that account has been handed over to Majority Leader-elect Eric Cantor), while @SpeakerBoehner appears to be locked for eventual use by the Ohio congressman became the...
  • Olbermann Suspends Twitter Account Over Reaction To His Treatment Of Accused Rapist Assange

    12/16/2010 11:28:03 AM PST · by careyb · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 12/16/10 | Tommy Christopher
    Choice tidbits: chrisatyoursix I cant wait to watch @KeithOlbermann at 8 to see why @MMFlinthelped bail out an accused rapist. 14 Dec KeithOlbermann @chrisatyoursix you might want to read in on those charges 14 Dec tommyxtopher @KeithOlbermann @chrisatyoursix Are you saying that holding a woman down after she tells you to stop isn’t rape? (link) Or are u saying that you don’t think Assange has been accused of holding a woman down after she said “stop?” (link) tommyxtopher Because that’s what he’s accused of: holding a woman down after she said “stop.”http://bit.ly/fMVA7m (link) tommyxtopher I’m not asking to be a...
  • Air Force: Not so fast on lesbian's reinstatement

    11/24/2010 4:12:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Rock Hill Herald ^ | 11/24/2010 | Gene Johnson
    The Air Force said Wednesday it hasn't made a decision on whether to try to keep a lesbian flight nurse from being reinstated while it appeals a judge's ruling to return her to her old job. U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton in Tacoma ruled two months ago that former Maj. Margaret Witt's firing under "don't ask, don't tell" violated her rights, and he ordered that she be given her job back as soon as she put in enough nursing hours to meet qualifications for the position. The Justice Department appealed that ruling Tuesday. But government lawyers did not seek a...
  • O'Donnell Camp Responds to Meghan McCain's 'Nutjob' Comment

    10/17/2010 9:00:07 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 65 replies
    politicsdaily ^ | Sunday October 17, 2010 | Matt Lewis
    On ABC's "This Week," Meghan McCain called Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell a "nutjob." Christine O'Donnell's campaign just emailed me the following response from campaign manager Matthew Moran: Christine overwhelmingly won her primary battle against the establishment candidate, so Ms. McCain's vast experience in politics and running for office probably won't influence many Delawareans of any age to listen to her latest rant. Her parents are truly a class act, and am certain they brought her up to be more respectful of a possible future colleague. As Christine rises in the polls, and repairs the damage done by the...
  • Palin to Appear on Money Rocks with Eric Bolling Tonight at 8 and 11pm ET on FBN

    07/08/2010 12:37:09 PM PDT · by curth · 7 replies
    conservatives4palin ^ | 7/8/2010 | Hal
    Eric Bolling just tweeted the following: This is GREAT! I will interview Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin tonight on Money Rocks 8 & 11... you HAVE to be there for this one!
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Senate hopefuls make debate plans a debate (McCain too busy to debate J.D. Hayworth!)

    06/13/2010 2:58:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies · 750+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-06-13 | Dan Nowicki
    Link only, per FR posting rules
  • CALIFORNIA: Whitman, Brown set to go toe to toe

    06/09/2010 7:57:54 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 41+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/9/10 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    The bell just rang on the slugfest between billionaire Republican Meg Whitman and Democrat Jerry Brown for the state's top job, and both sides will be coming out swinging. "There will be no break, no breather," said state Republican Party Vice Chairman Tom Del Beccaro.Word is that Whitman, who spent a record $71 million of her own money during the primary to knock down Steve Poizner, already has commercials in the can aimed at Brown.And despite some GOP worries that too much spending too soon could provoke a public backlash, campaign insiders tell us that Whitman's TV hits will soon...
  • Chavez rockets to No. 1 on Twitter in Venezuela

    05/08/2010 4:11:47 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies · 238+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/8/2010 | Yahoo News
    CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez is tops on Twitter in Venezuela less than 2 weeks after launching his account, surpassing Internet-savvy foes who dominate the social networking site and use it to oppose him. Chavez's account, "chavezcandanga," had racked up more than 237,000 followers as of Saturday morning — besting the 234,000 who receive tweets from Globovision, the only TV channel that remains critical of the socialist leader. In recent televised appearances, Chavez has trumpeted the meteoric rise of his Twitter popularity while downplaying the critical, often disparaging messages he receives. "Some criticize me, others insult me. I don't...
  • McCain now over 1.7 million Twitter followers

    01/06/2010 9:15:59 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 35 replies · 1,246+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-01-05 | Jordan Fabian
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) notified his Twitter users Tuesday that he crossed the 1.7 million follower threshold. McCain took to Twitter a day after the account of his 2008 presidential election opponent, President Barack Obama, announced it had crossed over the 3 million follower mark: Over 1.7 million followers!! Thanks everyone - keep tweeting! The former GOP nominee has a long way to go if he wants to avenge his loss last year by gaining more followers than Obama. McCain is the second-most followed sitting politician on Twitter and the 49th most followed Twitter user overall according to TwitterCounter, a...
  • Message of Obama Photo Is in Eye of Beholder

    01/04/2010 3:11:00 PM PST · by Baladas · 24 replies · 1,925+ views
    Sphere ^ | 01/04/10 | Steve Pendlebury
    (Jan. 4) -- It's a new year, but some things never change. People will see a photograph of someone -- especially a hot-button personality -- and suddenly they feel imbued with the power to read minds. They are sure they can tell exactly what the person in the picture is thinking. The latest example is a photo of President Barack Obama that triggered the first skirmish of 2010 between bloggers on the left and right. Instapundit's Glenn Reynolds fired the opening shot when he posted the image from the White House Flickr page Sunday and invited his readers to "analyze...
  • Meghan McCain runs into backlash over photograph

    10/15/2009 7:15:04 AM PDT · by pissant · 337 replies · 12,383+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/15/09 | staff (no pun intended)
    (CNN) – Meghan McCain says she's ready to quit Twitter all together after generating a wave of criticism from users of the popular social networking site Wednesday night for posting a picture of herself in a tank top that left little to the twitterverse's imagination. The controversy began quietly enough when McCain, the vocal daughter of the former Republican presidential candidate, tweeted that her self described "spontaneous" night in included reading a biography of the iconic artist Andy Warhol and ordering takeout. It was there the 24-year old McCain posted the photo of herself wearing a tank top that generated...
  • Karl Rove, Twitter Creep

    04/23/2009 2:34:23 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 57 replies · 1,457+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/20/2009 | Meghan McCain
    Meghan McCain says we need to take back Twitter from the creepy people—like Karl Rove, "America’s Toughest Sheriff," and the other undesirables who now follow her every Tweet. Karl Rove follows me on Twitter. That’s creepy. I joined Twitter a few months ago; so far, it has been a liberating way to transition from political to personal blogging. It’s allowed me to share the less-serious aspects and humorously uncensored moments of my life. But there’s also been a downside: I am now being followed by Karl Rove, and my local sheriff, and God knows how many other political pundits. We...
  • Meghan McCain: "I Have Lots of Gay Friends"

    04/20/2009 9:56:59 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 49 replies · 1,292+ views
    Oh, Meghan. We're very proud of you for having the courage to speak before the Log Cabin Republicans, as woman running for pundit. You can read Meghan's full remarks to the gay Republican group here, in case you are interested in learning about how highly Meghan thinks of herself for being so young and progressive and young. Whee. The politics of failure have failed, Meghan announces, and Republicans can't just join Twitter and expect to win young voters! They have to join Twitter and have kicky gay hairstylists and read Pitchfork! This is her explanation of "what it means to...
  • Ignorant Twit Of The Week Award: Janeane Garofalo

    04/18/2009 9:53:06 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 64 replies · 2,582+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | April 18, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    The Tea Party protests produced a flood of candidates for this week's Ignorant Twit Award. The commentators for various mainstream media channels jumped into early leads with a mixture of gratuitous insults, embarrassing sexual innuendo, and abject ignorance, but on Thursday, a well-known purveyor of pseudo-intellectual claptrap, Keith Olberman, leapt into the fray, only to be outdone by his guest, Janeane Garofalo.
  • Meghan McCain on Larry King: I am pro-Obama, pro-gay marriage, but against conservative bullies

    03/24/2009 10:26:55 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 107 replies · 4,303+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, March 24th 2009
    Sen. John McCain's daughter continued her all-out media tour with a stop on CNN's "Larry King Live" Tuesday night, voicing support for her father's campaign opponent, President Obama, but none for her Republican critics. Meghan McCain, a columnist for TheDailyBeast.com, also tried to take the high road after conservative radio host Laura Ingraham had joked about the 24 year-old's weight last week. "As far as I'm concerned with what's going on with Laura Ingraham, on my end, it's over," McCain told King. "There are nine million women in this country suffering from eating disorders. And I'm not going to be...
  • McCain discusses Irish visa issue [amnesty for illegal Irish]

    12/08/2008 9:10:51 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 40,427+ views
    Irish Times, Dublin, Ireland ^ | 2008-12-09 | Pat Flynn
    The undocumented Irish in the United States were discussed at Shannon airport last night when the Minister for Defence Willie O'Dea TD met former US Republican presidential candidate senator John McCain. After the meeting, Mr O'Dea said: "We met for about 40 minutes and it was very productive and cordial. Senator McCain has committed to raising the issue of the undocumented Irish with president-elect Obama on his return to the US." Mr McCain's aircraft made a refuelling stop at Shannon on his way back to the US after spending the past week on a regional tour with two other members...
  • T'wit, FReeper extraordinaire, has died.

    08/05/2007 3:55:55 AM PDT · by 8mmMauser · 533 replies · 11,820+ views
    self | August 5, 2007 | 8mmMauser
    A great FReeper and close friend passed. T’wit, also known as Timothy Wheeler passed on. In tribute, I would like to make this the August thread of Terri Dailies, the topic foremost in T’wit thoughts.Tim was a man of great faith, a faith that grew stronger especially in recent months. As I type this, I still am not yet coherent, as I try to awaken and sip a good coffee brought to me recently by Tim. In his usual fashion, he probably figured I would appreciate a little care package and would appreciate the better quality than the usual fare...
  • Sad news: FReeper T'wit has passed away

    08/04/2007 2:52:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 269 replies · 11,270+ views
    August 4, 2007 | Jim Robinson
    We received word this morning that FReeper T'wit, Timothy Wheeler, has died. His son said that he passed away quickly, apparently, with not much distress. T'wit was one of our earliest members and was a tireless worker for Life and Liberty. He was a good man and will be greatly missed. Prayers for his family and loved ones. Godspeed, dear friend.
  • Jimmy Carter revises the Gospel ... again

    04/09/2007 12:03:33 PM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 57 replies · 1,710+ views
    Florida Baptist Witness ^ | Published April 5, 2007 | By R. ALBERT MOHLER JR.
    Former President Jimmy Carter is at it once again. In a recent interview with Beliefnet.com, Mr. Carter stated once again his belief that there is salvation outside of faith in Christ. But this time he seems to have gone even further, suggesting openly that all persons will be saved. Here is the relevant exchange at Beliefnet.com: Do you believe that grace ultimately applies to people who don't presently believe in Jesus? Yes, I do. I remember two things. One is that in John 3:16, which is probably the best known verse in the Bible—"For God so loved the world that...
  • Ortega seeks closer ties to Iran

    02/15/2007 8:07:36 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies · 715+ views
    DPA ^ | Feb 13, 2007
    Managua - Nicaragua's leftist president Daniel Ortega hailed Iran's Islamic revolution as comparable to Nicaragua's own in the same year, according to a letter released Monday and sent to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the 28th anniversary of Iran's Islamic Republic. Ortega, who was inaugurated on January 10, first led the country from 1979-90 in a period marked by a civil war between his Marxist- leaning Sandinista regime and US-sponsored Contra insurgents, in which more than 50,000 people died. 'Our revolutions ... are united because we triumphed in the same glorious year of 1979, and because after decades of intense struggle...
  • Prince cancels holiday in eco-row

    01/20/2007 7:56:17 AM PST · by melt · 37 replies · 714+ views
    AP via CNN.com ^ | 1/20/07 | AP
    LONDON, England (AP) -- Prince Charles has canceled a traditional skiing holiday in a bid to reduce his carbon footprint, his office said Saturday -- a day after campaigners and a government minister criticized his decision to fly to New York to collect an award for work on environmental issues. Environment Secretary David Miliband expressed reservations Friday about the heir to the British throne traveling to the United States for the ceremony, while advocacy groups urged the prince to use a video link instead. Prince Charles' Clarence House office said the prince had decided last year to cancel a regular...
  • UK: Charles cancels ski trip to back green pledges

    01/19/2007 8:55:25 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 29 replies · 593+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/20/07 | Andrew Pierce
    The Prince of Wales, criticised yesterday by a Cabinet minister for flying to New York to pick up an environmental award, has quietly cancelled his annual skiing trip to Klosters to cut greenhouse gases. The decision was taken as part of the Prince's pledge last year to reduce his carbon footprint and was made before the furore over the New York trip. David Miliband, the Environment Secretary, criticised Charles for going to the United States with a 20-strong entourage to collect the Harvard Club's Global Environmental Citizen Award from Meryl Streep, the Hollywood actress. The flight will cost around £120,000....
  • JIMMY FOR TERROR [An Overlooked Quote from Carter's New Book]

    01/15/2007 11:21:21 AM PST · by aculeus · 42 replies · 1,568+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 15, 2007 | The Editors
    January 15, 2007 -- Has a former president of the United States - a Nobel Peace Prize winner, no less - given his blessing to wanton murder and terrorist assaults against Israel? Sure looks that way. How else to read that astonishing statement on page 213 of Jimmy Carter's new anti-Israel screed, "Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid"? To wit: "It is imperative that the general Arab community and all significant Palestinian groups make it clear that they will end the suicide bombings and other acts of terrorism when international laws and the ultimate goals of the Roadmap for Peace are accepted...
  • Apple fires 'smug little twit'

    11/09/2006 5:37:46 PM PST · by Vermonter · 261 replies · 5,640+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | 11/9/2006 | Nick Farell
    No the other one By Nick Farrell: Thursday 09 November 2006, 08:51 MAKER OF entertainment gear, Apple has decided to dump its 'Mac Guy' advertisements because the character is a 'smug little twit'. According to Radar Online, the advertising campaign was designed to show a PC guy and a Mac Guy talking about the advantages of their different systems. Of course the Mac Guy was supposed to win the argument. Alas while viewing audiences felt that while the Mac Guy may have proved his case, most of them wanted to pummel the smug little twit into a coma and jump...
  • Calderon willing to embrace some leftist proposals

    09/07/2006 10:17:38 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 15 replies · 573+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 7 Sept. 2006 | Staff
    Mexico City, Sep 7 (EFE).- Conservative President-elect Felipe Calderon said here Thursday that he was willing to embrace some of the ideas supported by the more than one-third of voters who cast ballots for his leftist rival in Mexico's closest election ever. "I will make my own the reasons and grounds whereby the voters voted for other candidates and I'll respond to their expectations," he said in his first session with foreign reporters since Tuesday's certification of his narrow victory over Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. The 44-year-old lawyer and former energy secretary, insisting on his willingness to engage in dialogue...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...