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  • A GREAT ANSWER TO A [ Katie Couric ] DUMB QUESTION

    01/12/2007 12:52:17 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 24 replies · 6,797+ views
    Robert Drobot | 11 January 2007 Anno Domini | Robert Drobot
    A GREAT ANSWER TO A DUMB QUESTION: Katie Couric, while interviewing a Marine sniper, asked: "What do you feel when you shoot a terrorist?" The Marine shrugged and replied: "Recoil." (Hard to fault a Marine that eloquent) Semper Fi!
  • Missing show dog becomes urban legend

    11/24/2006 7:12:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies · 205+ views
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061124/ap_on_re_us/where_s_vivi ^ | 6 minutes ago | RICHARD PYLE, Associated Press
    NEW YORK - In the nine months since escaping her travel cage at Kennedy Airport, Vivi the wayward whippet has joined the Central Park coyote, high-rise tiger, Harlem Meer caiman and Molly the fugitive feline in New York's ever-growing pantheon of urban animal legends. She was reported dozens of times, roaming cemeteries with other dogs, or hanging around stores in the borough of Queens, in some cases miles from the tarmac where she disappeared while awaiting a flight home to California on Feb. 15. A day earlier, she had won an Award of Merit at the annual Westminster Kennel Club...
  • Ban On Black Cat Adoptions Questioned (Black Cat Urban Legend Alert)

    10/29/2006 1:34:28 AM PST · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 816+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/29/206 | Rebecca Boone
    BOISE, Idaho (Oct. 28) - A black cat won't cross your path this Halloween, not if a northern Idaho animal shelter can help it. Like many shelters around the country, the Kootenai Humane Society in Coeur d'Alene is prohibiting black cat adoptions from now to Nov. 2, fearing the animals could be mistreated in Halloween pranks - or worse, sacrificed in some satanic ritual. The shelter's executive director, Phil Morgan, said that while the risk may be remote, the policy will remain just in case. Janet, a black cat, will have to wait till after Nov. 2 to be adopted...
  • YOU WORRY ME

    09/10/2006 2:52:30 PM PDT · by onyx · 41 replies · 559+ views
    e-mail ^ | Post 9-11-01 | Captain John Maniscalco
    YOU WORRY ME... I've been trying to say this since 9-11, but you worry me. I wish you didn't. I wish when I walked down the streets of this country that I love, that your color and culture still blended with the beautiful human landscape we enjoy in this country. But you don't blend in anymore. I notice you, and it worries me. I notice you because I can't help it anymore. People from your homelands, professing to be Muslims, have been attacking and killing my fellow citizens and our friends, for more than 20 years now. I don't fully...
  • Caption this Photo if you think one is needed!!!!!

    07/25/2006 3:25:08 PM PDT · by raybbr · 34 replies · 827+ views
    E-mail | N/A | From an E-mail
    .... The flags are France,Germany,and Russia.
  • When one of us "Immigrates" to Mexico-What an eye opener!

    06/19/2006 8:11:35 AM PDT · by CubaninMiami · 9 replies · 579+ views
    Bob Blaydon
    The following from a director with SW BELL in Mexico City. ( Bob Blaydon) I spent five years working in Mexico. I worked under a tourist visa for three months and could legally renew it for three more months. After that you were working illegally. I was technically illegal for three weeks waiting on the FM3 approval. During that six months our Mexican and US Attorneys were working to secure a permanent work visa called a FM3. It was in addition to my US passport that I had to show each time I entered and left the country. Barbara's was...
  • Professor can't shake urban legend

    05/06/2006 7:36:46 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies · 2,324+ views
    (St. Paul, MN) Pioneer Press ^ | May 6, 2006 | Paul Tosto
    On the wild and untamed Internet, he's an urban legend. But Joseph Olson wishes it would just go away. The Hamline University law professor, has been tied the past few years to a cryptic analysis of the 2000 election that predicts a timely end to American democracy. It's an apocalyptic vision that's turned up in thousands of Internet blogs and message boards and resurfaced in recent weeks. But it's false. Olson never wrote what's attributed to him. He doesn't know exactly how it happened. His only sin might have been passing on an e-mail with questionable information and somewhere someone...
  • Freeper warning - new car jacking technique

    04/29/2006 5:25:08 PM PDT · by djf · 59 replies · 1,442+ views
    snopes ^ | 4/30.06 | unknown
    Got this by email and figured I'd pass it on. Sounds a bit odd when you first read it, but I'm never surprised by the stupidity - or the brilliance - of the criminal mind. Here's the scenario: You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. You lock your doors, start the engine and shift into reverse. You look into the rear view mirror to back out of your parking space and notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window. You shift into PARK, unlock your doors, get out of the...
  • Is Will Ferrell dead?? (Update: The story was a Hoax )

    03/14/2006 1:45:18 PM PST · by Yaelle · 60 replies · 3,280+ views
    Newswire ^ | 3-13-06 | self
    I just got an email from someone saying that Will Ferrell died in a paragliding accident. It sounds like something Will would have made up. The above link is not working for me but it was the only Google News link that says he is dead.
  • Robin Williams "Plan for Peace"

    03/06/2006 9:05:08 AM PST · by 56newblog · 41 replies · 1,304+ views
    Robin Williams has presented a Peace Plan that will work. gotta love Robin Williams...... Even if he's nuts! Leave it to Robin Williams to come up with the perfect plan. What we need now is for our UN Ambassador to stand up and repeat this message. Robin Williams' plan...(Hard to argue with this logic!) I see a lot of people yelling for peace but I have not heard of a plan for peace. So, here's ! one plan." 1) "The US will apologize to the world for our "interference" in their affairs, past &present. You know, Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Tojo,...
  • The 76-cent myth (Do women make less than men? The wage-gap ratio isn't the best gauge)

    02/25/2006 12:02:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 1,958+ views
    Fortune ^ | February 21, 2006 | Jeanne Sahadi
    Do women make less than men? The wage-gap ratio isn't the best gauge for pay discrimination, and overemphasizing it can undermine an important issue.NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - When you have a legitimate point to make, it can undercut your argument to rely heavily on a sound-bite statistic that easily can be misinterpreted. When it comes to pay discrimination, the one statistic you hear over and over is that women make only 76 cents for every dollar a man earns. To the average person, that ratio gives the false impression that any woman working is at risk of being paid 24...
  • Death Before Dishonor (Karpinski Barf Alert)

    02/08/2006 5:25:57 PM PST · by No Truce With Kings · 14 replies · 404+ views
    Mudville Gazette ^ | Februrary 6, 2006 | Greyhawk
    Death Before DishonorGreyhawkThe latest Iraq war urban legend: Several female service members have died of dehydration because they refused to drink liquids late in the day due to fear of being raped by male soldiers if they had to use the women's latrine after dark. This is absurd for countless reasons - the most obvious being that death by dehydration takes a little longer than a couple hours without fluids, even in the hottest conditions. But this fabrication has an interesting source: Col. Janis Karpinski, former commander of the unit responsible for torturing prisoners at Abu Ghraib. And she's found...
  • Flaming Mouse Story Doused

    01/10/2006 10:48:30 AM PST · by CedarDave · 14 replies · 889+ views
    KOAT-TV7, Albuquerque ^ | January 10, 2006 | KOAT-TV7, Albuquerque
    FORT SUMNER, N.M. -- A small town rumor that sparked world wide interest about a mouse burning down a house has been found to be untrue. After 81-year-old Chano Mares's house burned down Saturday in Fort Sumner, news services picked up the quirky story. "Flaming Mouse Burns Down House" read the headline over an Associated Press story that appeared on TheNewMexicoChannel.com, for example. According to the initial report, Mares threw the critter in a pile of burning leaves near his home, but it ran back to the house on fire. A local firefighter said the mouse ran to just beneath...
  • The Mouse Didn't Do It (The mouse that burned down the house)

    01/10/2006 10:49:58 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 15 replies · 916+ views
    ABQnewsSeeker ^ | Tuesday, 10 January 2006 | Bruce Daniels
    It sounded like a demented Disney story: A mouse enraged at being set afire takes its revenge by running into his assailant's house and burning it to the ground. It was so good a story that the Clovis News-Journal printed it; The Associated Press picked it up; the Albuquerque Journal and every other news outlet in creation ran the AP story; and by yesterday noon, the story had just about circled the globe, even earning a chuckle and extended discussion on the Rush Limbaugh radio show. It remains ABQjournal.com's top e-mailed story and the fourth most-read story on our Web...
  • ABC's Bogus "Pope Joan" Story Also Hocked Debunked "Rule of Thumb" Myth

    12/30/2005 3:14:10 PM PST · by infoguy · 35 replies · 1,483+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 30 December 2005 | Dave Pierre
    The bogus story of "Pope Joan" was not the only fiction that ABC and Diane Sawyer tried to hustle on the American public in last night's Primetime (Thursday December 29, 2005). In trying to convey the environment of ninth-century Europe, host Diane Sawyer and a guest, Donna Cross (author of Pope Joan), promulgated the debunked feminist myth that the phrase "rule of thumb" originated from a centuries-old law about wifebeating. The popular hoax purports that a man was once allowed to clobber a woman as long as the club was no wider than his thumb.In her much-acclaimed 1994 book, Who...
  • ABC-TV DISCOVERS “POPE JOAN”

    12/29/2005 11:45:43 AM PST · by NYer · 100 replies · 2,539+ views
    Catholic League ^ | December 29, 2005 | Bill Donohue
    Tonight, ABC’s “Primetime” will air a segment, “On the Trail of Pope Joan,” that raises questions about the possible existence of Pope Joan.  Catholic League president Bill Donohue weighed in today: “ABC has been busy questioning the divinity of Jesus for years, what with its infamous ‘Search for Jesus’ specials.  In May of this year, it went back to the well again with a ‘20/20’ episode questioning the resurrection of Jesus.  Correspondent Elizabeth Vargas told viewers: ‘Whether the resurrection proclaimed by the disciples was physical, metaphysical, or simply a hallucination—the dreams of grieving followers,’ is not known.  In other words, Christians...
  • Eighth-Grader Helps Debunk Lindbergh Myth

    12/28/2005 9:01:54 AM PST · by Cagey · 48 replies · 2,251+ views
    WCCO NEWS ^ | 12-26-2005
    AP) Little Falls, Minn. It has been reported many times that the residents of Little Falls were so angry with hometown hero Charles Lindbergh's comments that the U.S. should stay out of World War II that they painted over his name on the water tower. The story was part of a PBS documentary about the famous pilot. It was reported in a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography released in 1999. However, many experts doubt it happened. "I've heard the stories but I've never seen the documentation myself," said Marlene White, president of the Anoka-based Lindbergh Foundation. There are some newspaper articles from...
  • "Stress cards for Marine boot camp" yup it's what you think.

    12/27/2005 10:04:14 AM PST · by njpa · 133 replies · 6,809+ views
    PFC Marine | today | myself
    Men. I can not confirm this with any searching/Googling yet but: It seams that the new recruits of Paris Island (Marine boot camp), will be issued a "sress card" to be used when a drill instructor stresses them out enough. All they need to do is pull out the card and wave it in the instructors face and the instructor needs to back off. Also, the thing called the crusible (hell week)is no more. I know this because I just needed to send back a PFC new Marine on Christmass day. We droped him off at Philly air port to...
  • Pope Joan (Diane Sawyer looks at FEMALE POPE)

    12/22/2005 12:17:13 PM PST · by theFIRMbss · 99 replies · 5,379+ views
    popejoan.com ^ | 1996 [!] | Donna Cross
    "As its title reveals, the novel is based on the life of one of the most fascinating, extraordinary women in Western history--Pope Joan, a controversial figure of historical record who, disguised as a man, rose to rule Christianity in the 9th century as the first and only woman to sit on the throne of St. Peter. Brilliant and talented, young Joan rebels against the medieval social strictures forbidding women to learn to read and write. When her older brother is killed during a Viking attack, Joan takes up his cloak and identity, goes to the monastery of Fulda, and is...
  • Irish man who died of overdose had kidney removed in Spain (Urban Legend Comes True??)

    11/26/2005 8:31:55 PM PST · by Murtyo · 16 replies · 917+ views
    The Sunday Tribune (Dublin, Ireland) ^ | Sunday, Nov 26, 2005 | Isabel Hayes
    A KIDNEY was removed from the body of a 27-year-old Irish man who died from a drug overdose in Ibiza last August, the Sunday Tribune has learned. The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed to the family of Finbarr Kelly that one of his kidneys was removed before his body was returned home to Ireland last August. His family had not given permission for such a procedure. The report of the autopsy carried out in Spain failed to record this information. Kelly, a business graduate from Sligo town, travelled to Playa d'en Bossa, Ibiza, last August with a group of 11...
  • Urban Legends About the Iraq War

    11/23/2005 7:08:24 AM PST · by Valin · 60 replies · 4,448+ views
    In recent weeks, by claiming that President Bush lied us into the Iraq war, many on the Left have restarted their efforts to rewrite history. But this revisionism isn’t new. In the midst of the 2004 Presidential election, the cries were just as loud. The Bush Administration is finally pushing back, and many conservative bloggers are asking their readers to Google Clinton, Iraq, 1998 for all the information they need. Last fall, The American Enterprise debunked many of these same urban legends. Urban Legends About the Iraq War Urban Legend: The Bush Administration in general, and the Vice President and...
  • WAL-MART BANS CHRISTMAS: BOYCOTT LAUNCHED

    11/09/2005 11:50:22 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 458 replies · 11,086+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 9 November 2005 | William Donohue
    WAL-MART BANS CHRISTMAS: BOYCOTT LAUNCHED A woman who recently complained to Wal-Mart that the store was replacing “Merry Christmas” with “Happy Holidays” received an e-mail response from Customer Service. It appears below in its exact form: “Walmart is a world wide organization and must remain conscious of this. The majority of the world still has different practices other than ‘christmas’ which is an ancient tradition that has its roots in Siberian shamanism. The colors associated with ‘christmas’ red and white are actually a representation of of the aminita mascera mushroom. Santa is also borrowed from the Caucuses, mistletoe from the...
  • Discovery Institute's “Wedge Document” How Darwinist Paranoia Fueled an Urban Legend

    10/07/2005 7:48:04 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 594 replies · 5,619+ views
    Evolution News ^ | 10/07/05 | Staff
    Discovery Institute's “Wedge Document”: How Darwinist Paranoia Fueled an Urban Legend In 1999 someone posted on the internet an early fundraising proposal for Discovery Institute’s Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture. Dubbed the “Wedge Document,” this proposal soon took on a life of its own, popping up in all sorts of places and eventually spawning what can only be called a giant urban legend. Among true-believers on the Darwinist fringe the document came to be viewed as evidence for a secret conspiracy to fuse religion with science and impose a theocracy. These claims were so outlandish that for...
  • "What Is An American?"

    10/01/2005 5:46:03 PM PDT · by bethtopaz · 21 replies · 1,111+ views
    A Newspaper in Pakistan | Week of September 26-30, 2005 | An Australian Dentist
    You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American. So an Australian dentist wrote the following to let everyone know what an American is ... so they would know when they found one. (Good one, mate!!!!) An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani,...
  • Target Does support "Military" Causes?[Vanity]

    09/05/2005 6:13:26 PM PDT · by Military family member · 4 replies · 263+ views
    9/5/2005 | Military Family Member
    My brother, who is a member of the Illinois Air National Guard sent me the following email: "This came to me by way of a contact that stays up on veterans things: Recently we asked the local TARGET store to be a proud sponsor of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during our spring recognition event. We received the following reply from the local TARGET management: "Veterans do not meet our area of giving. We only donate to the arts, social action groups, gay &lesbian causes, and education." So I'm thinking, if the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and veterans in general...
  • Inside the Beltway-Family breakdown (Charlie Rangel promotes absolutely fake document)

    08/22/2005 1:44:18 PM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 70 replies · 2,320+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 22, 2005 | John McCaslin
    Family breakdown Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat, says "the destruction of the black family" today can be traced to a single man from England who purposely paid a visit to Virginia during the early 18th century. "In 1712, British slave owner Willie Lynch was invited to the colony of Virginia to teach his methods of keeping slaves under control to American slave owners," Mr. Rangel says. "Almost 300 years later, the techniques that he prescribed seem to have not only been successful in controlling slaves, but lasting as a means of weakening and destroying the black family." Mr....
  • Paul Harvey on Prayer (chain letter) - Great read !

    08/10/2005 10:42:35 PM PDT · by StudentsForBush · 9 replies · 1,103+ views
    http://www.naurepublicans.com ^ | 8/10/2005 | Paul Harvey
    I got a chain letter on this, thought I'd share it. It is well written and its right as always. Paul Harvey and Prayer Paul Harvey says: I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I don't agree with Darwin, but I didn't go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his theory of evolution. Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game. So what's the big deal? It's not like...
  • WARNING: "Greenlighters" targeting US teens for sexual activities.

    07/05/2005 10:27:26 AM PDT · by MetaCon · 149 replies · 2,742+ views
    Greenlighters are an emerging underground movement of sexually promiscuous teenagers, including bisexual, homosexual, and heterosexual members. Members of this movement wear a green polo shirt with the collar up, indicating that they are open to pretty much any sexual adventure. When someone comes up to them and puts the collar down, they are "collared" and will go with that person and do whatever sexual act they ask. Transfer of money is not usually involved. Some parent groups are starting to get involved - urging parents to go through their kids clothes and confiscate green shirts and polos. Supposedly this has...
  • No more cover-up of nudes at U.S. Justice Dept

    06/27/2005 7:11:26 AM PDT · by Cagey · 10 replies · 472+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6-27-2005
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cover-up is over at the U.S. Justice Department. After more than three years of being blocked by large blue drapes, two Art Deco aluminum statues of semi-nude figures in the building's Great Hall can be seen again. The "Spirit of Justice" and the "Majesty of Justice," which loom over the stage in the Great Hall, were blocked from view by curtains installed by the department in January 2002, when former Attorney General John Ashcroft was in office. The curtains were quietly removed on Friday after a decision by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Justice Department spokesman Kevin...
  • Ashcroft Gone, Justice Statues Disrobe

    06/24/2005 4:00:24 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 75 replies · 3,007+ views
    AP ^ | 6/24/05 | Mark Sherman
    With barely a word about it, workers at the Justice Department Friday removed the blue drapes that have famously covered two scantily clad statues for the past 3 1/2 years. Spirit of Justice, with her one breast exposed and her arms raised, and the bare-chested male Majesty of Law basked in the late afternoon light of Justice's ceremonial Great Hall. The drapes, installed in 2002 at a cost of $8,000, allowed then-Attorney General John Ashcroft to speak in the Great Hall without fear of a breast showing up behind him in television or newspaper pictures. They also provoked jokes about...
  • Remember 'Our Gang?' - Whatever happened to these people? (interesting . . . and "sad")

    05/20/2005 7:50:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 35 replies · 5,954+ views
    Email | MAY 20, 2005 | Unknown
    "OUR GANG" Whatever happened to these people? Well, here is is.....the "rest of the story" of Our Gang/center> ALFALFA Carl Switzer was shot to death at age 31. CHUBBY 300-pound Norman Chaney died at age 22 following an operation. BUCKWHEAT William Thomas died at age 49 of a heart attack. DARLA HOOD The Our Gang leading lady contracted hepatitis and died at age 47. BRISBANE Kendall McCormas, known as Breezy Brisbane, committed suicide at age 64. MICKEY DANIELS He died of liver disease at 55. STYMIE Mathew Bear led a life of crime and drugs. He died of a stroke...
  • Bonsai Kitten Hoax Continues to Circulate

    05/01/2005 9:15:49 AM PDT · by Utah Binger · 42 replies · 3,415+ views
    USA Today ^ | 2/08/2002 | Janet Kornblum,
    Bonsai Kitten site brings animal-rights roar E-Briefing archive For past E-Briefing columns, click here. Rae French doesn't think the little kittens shown stuffed into jars on the Web site, Bonsai Kitten, are real. She doesn't believe there is such a thing as bonsai kittens, or even that the MIT graduate students behind the Web site meant to do anything but make a "sick joke." But as president of Hugs for Homeless Animals, she stands by the e-campaign to shut it down, and she's hoping the FBI will take action. Yes, the FBI apparently is investigating the site that depicts kittens...
  • Starbucks Coffee Slams Troops In Iraq(Vanity)

    03/07/2005 7:33:54 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 24 replies · 6,012+ views
    E-Mail | March 4, 2005 | Sgt Howard C. Wright
    "Recently Marines in Iraq wrote to Starbucks because they wanted to let them know how much they liked their coffees and to request that they send some of it to the troops there. Starbucks replied, telling the Marines thank you for their support in their business, but that Starbucks does not support the war, nor anyone in it, and that they would not send the troops their brand of coffee. So as not to offend Starbucks, we should not support them by buying any of their products. As a war vet writing to fellow patriots, I feel we should get...
  • Purported photo of Phuket Thailand tsunami wave (Urban Legend alert)

    02/02/2005 4:08:52 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 21 replies · 1,153+ views
    Marty's Inbox | 2/2/05
    From an e-mail I received today. Don't know if the photo's fake or not. "The attached picture was forwarded by the head of the National Fire Sprinkler Association. He received it from someone who was in Phuket, Thailand at the time the tsunami hit. This perspective is much more amazing than what I have seen on TV coverage. Now I better understand the reason for the extent of the damage. The speed of the wave generated by the earthquake was estimated at 500 mph."
  • Breaking News! Liberal with a brain found in Chicago!

    02/01/2005 11:03:03 AM PST · by TJackson · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Jacksons Junction ^ | 2-1-2005 | Trey jackson
    Mark Brown, writer for the Chicago Sun Times, has an editorial out today "What if Bush has been right all along?" The Iraqi elections has obviously had a profound impact on Marks anti-war, anti-Bush views. This entire piece is a must read! My favorite excerpt: "If it turns out Bush was right all along, this is going to require some serious penance." "Maybe I'd have to vote republican in 2008."
  • Building a Useful Urban Legend

    01/06/2005 4:52:51 PM PST · by Peacerose · 17 replies · 811+ views
    Fairpress.org (CCRM) ^ | 01/05/05 | Peacerose
    We are six percent or less of the world's population, yet we give almost half. We are a very small number of people, relatively speaking, and we carry the weight of a dozen countries. Secondly, we maintain a military structure that keeps the peace of the world...Who is in the Indian Ocean with the aircraft carriers, helicopters, skilled personal? No one has the infrastructure in the world, we spend almost half a trillion dollars a year on our military structure, which is essentially the fire department of the planet and it is always at the disposal of people hit in...
  • Here comes the Draft!!! (Troll's zot-proofing needs work)

    01/05/2005 8:38:49 AM PST · by HogDog · 239 replies · 5,132+ views
    Beliefnet.com ^ | Posted by Gomer HogDog, now a Pyle of ashes.
    Brethren Agree to Revive 'Alternative Service' Draft Programs By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service Leaders of the Church of the Brethren say they will follow through on a request from the Selective Service to have "alternative service" programs in place for conscientious objectors if a draft is reinstated. As one of the historic "peace churches" that shun military service, Brethren officials were "cautious" after an unannounced visit by a draft official to a church center in Maryland last October. Officials were worried that the visit signaled that a draft may be at hand. In follow-up meetings, draft officials urged the...
  • Ten Steps to Surviving an Earthquake

    12/26/2004 9:28:29 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 16 replies · 895+ views
    In the light of events of the past day, and the strike of a 40 year Earthquake in the East, I though it might be important to review standard earthquake safety. I live in an area of California that is seldom hit by earthquakes but I learned that in an earthquake one should stand in a door way. Unfortunately, learned WRONG! UNDER A DOOR FRAME IS ONE OF THE WORST PLACES TO GO IN AN EARTHQUAKE! Many bodies of earthquake victims have been found cut in half by the scissoring effect of the door way collapsing on them as the...
  • Fringe On The U.S. Flag What Does It Mean? Admiralty Courts in Colorado?

    12/07/2004 7:38:13 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 121 replies · 4,690+ views
    Web Site ^ | unknown | Anon
    Patriots are subjected to much ridicule when they object to [Admiralty flag] the flag that appears in every government office and courtroom in the land. That flag is the United States flag... with one seemingly minor cosmetic difference - a knotted golden fringe on three sides. Government officials and judges adamantly refuse requests to remove the gold fringed flag and replace it with the constitutional flag of the United States as defined in 4 U.S.C. Section 1,2, and 3 - which has NO fringe. Why should anyone be concerned about this apparently innocent decorative feature? What difference does it make?...
  • NYC Restaurant refuses to serve Bush twins.

    11/19/2004 2:32:58 PM PST · by conserv13 · 434 replies · 29,298+ views
    Gawker.com ^ | 11.19.04 | Gawker.com
  • Permit for a Dam (vanity pre-election tension breaker)

    11/01/2004 8:06:25 PM PST · by WhirlwindAttack · 21 replies · 657+ views
    This is an actual letter sent to a man named Ryan DeVries by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, State of Michigan. Wait till you read this guy's response-but read the State's letter before you get to the response letter. SUBJECT: DEQ File No.97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec. 20; Montcalm County Dear Mr. DeVries: It has come to the attention of the Department of Environmental Quality that there has been recent unauthorized activity on the above referenced parcel of property. You have been certified as the legal landowner and/or contractor who did the following unauthorized activity: Construction and maintenance of two...
  • ALERT!!!E-mail is targeting black voters!!!

    10/26/2004 2:41:55 PM PDT · by oldleft · 14 replies · 434+ views
    Vanity | 10/26/04 | oldleft
    BE AWARE!!! There is an e-mail in mass circulation that informs the reader that the Voters Rights Act expires in 2007 and upon expiration BLACKS WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO VOTE! Watch for this and inform people that the 15th Amendment to the Constitution guarantees ALL people the right to vote regardless of race. Also tell them there's no reason Bush wouldn't renew the Voters Rights Act, which BTW was renewed by Regan in 1982. ACT NOW TO COUNTER THIS HORRIBLE LIE!!!
  • Dems Strategy of Promoting "Urban legends"

    10/25/2004 9:16:43 AM PDT · by add925 · 1 replies · 283+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 10/25/04 | add925
    There is more than enough evidence that the LLL actively promotes Urban Legends to influence political decisions. As an example, this link simply tracks the references to Urban Legends in prior FReeper posts. Track these urban legends yourself and list the most often used such as "Republicans Suppress Black Voters", Bush Will Privatise Social Security", or "Only the Rich Received a Tax Break".
  • George Will To Sean Hannity - If the Prez remains tied in polls then it could be bad news for him...

    10/21/2004 1:28:02 PM PDT · by TBBT · 81 replies · 3,144+ views
    He said the undecided are undicided for a reason and that they are not likely to break toward Bush after seeing Bush for the last 4 years. If they were happy with Bush they wouldn't be undecided by this point in the game. So if Bush is still tied in the Polls by election day it could be bad news for him when the remaining undecided break...
  • Pics of F/A-37 Talon (Beautiful carrier based stealth)

    07/26/2004 7:08:07 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 223 replies · 18,065+ views
  • North Little Rock Police Department Warns of Potentially Lethal Candy Being Handed Out

    10/14/2004 7:55:09 AM PDT · by sweetliberty · 15 replies · 639+ views
    Criminal Justice Dept. , North Little Rock Arkansas | October 13, 2004
    This came into our office this morning. The police do not know how widespread this is. Something to be aware of. --This message came to me by way of the Criminal Justice Institute. While the NLR PD could not verify, they did suggest that this alert be spread widely. Please pass along ! North Little Rock Police Department put out a warning. Someone is giving middle school & high school kids suckers that look like: Maple Leafs; Pumpkins & Santa Claus that are laced with three different TYPES OF VERY STRONG DRUGS THAT ARE HALLUCINOGENIC, and this is STRONG ENOUGH...
  • Kerry's manipulative "front porch meeting" in Canonsburg, PA neighborhood on Labor Day morning?

    09/28/2004 2:16:36 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 12 replies · 2,771+ views
    Anon e-Mail | 9/28/04 | Unknown
    I got the following in an E-mail this morning. Never saw anything on it here, but maybe I missed it. Does anyone know if this story is true? Or is it a mere internet legend? It SOUNDS like the sort of thing we might expect from sKerry, but I need to know if it is factual. ------------------------------- Pass this on. "Good Tuesday morning! John Kerry brought his "front porch meeting" to our Canonsburg, PA neighborhood on Labor Day morning. Since you will never hear the truth from the TV or print media I thought that you should know from someone...
  • Freepers Help Me! Is the Draft Possible?

    09/17/2004 6:40:43 PM PDT · by Wonderama · 89 replies · 1,495+ views
    September 17,2004 | Wonderama
    Hi fellow Freepers. I just got this e-mail from one of my misguided Liberal Dem friends. I don't know how to answer this, because, I don't know if it's true. Does anyone out there have some info on this? Is it a Democratic dirty trick, playing on the fears of mothers everywhere? I would love to reply to my friend with some concrete information. I know Israel has a mandatory draft, and it's a good thing, but I'm not sure how well it would go over here in USA. Your help my lovable pj bloggers, is desperatly needed.
  • Mandatory draft on the horizon----Someone sent me this e-mail, does anyone know anthing about this?

    09/10/2004 9:07:35 AM PDT · by antifem · 41 replies · 1,089+ views
    Mandatory draft on the horizon by Unknown August 11th, 2004 Mandatory draft for boys and girls PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION! Mandatory draft for boys and girls (ages 18-26) starting June 15, 2005, is something that everyone should know about. This literally effects everyone since we all have or know children that will have to go if this bill passes. There is pending legislation in the house and senate (twinbills: S89 and HR 163) which will time the program's initiation so the draft can begin as early as spring, 2005, just after the 2004 presidential election. The administration is quietly trying...
  • Bush requires attendees to sign promises to vote for him for attendance to function.

    08/31/2004 8:35:13 PM PDT · by Bronzewound · 61 replies · 1,464+ views
    Having a political conversation with my 19 year old son tonight. Some of his peers have told him that President Bush required the attendees of some function to sign a promise to vote for him.Anybody know what this is about? Any help clarifying or debunking would be appreciated. Thanks!