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  • Tax Refunds, Easy Credit Boost Used Car Prices

    03/10/2014 8:18:08 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 6 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 3/10/2014 | Cameron Miquelon
    A combination of income tax refunds issued in January and February with accessible financing have boosted used-car prices overall in the first two months of 2014. Automotive News reports prices rose 1.1 percent year to date, and 0.8 percent over the past month, according to the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index. Meanwhile, the IRS processed 40.4 million returns in the first two months of the year, refunding $125.8 billion to taxpayers at an average of $3,112, which helped in propping up wholesale used vehicle prices. Easy credit with attractive terms also aided used-vehicle pricing, making the market “more profitable than...
  • Britney Spears' Music Used by British Navy to Scare Off Somali Pirates

    10/30/2013 1:09:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 29 October 2013 | Tim Jonze
    'As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney, they move on as quickly as they can,' says merchant naval officerIn an excellent case of "here's a sentence you won't read every day", Britney Spears has emerged as an unlikely figurehead in the fight against Somali pirates. According to reports, Britney's hits, including Oops! I Did It Again and Baby One More Time, are being employed by British naval officers in an attempt to scare off pirates along the east coast of Africa. Perhaps nothing else – not guns, not harpoons – is quite as intimidating as the sound...
  • Used Vehicle Prices Plunge Signaling End Of Auto Party

    08/08/2012 7:00:38 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 43 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8/8/12 | Tyler Durden
    However, there is one index that tends to see through all the unreality much more clearly than our analysis above, that is the Used Vehicle Price index. Each time this index has dropped and broken below its two-year average, the auto industry has tended to fade rapidly.
  • Specter says Obama ditched him after he voted to pass health law

    03/12/2012 10:45:51 AM PDT · by mojitojoe · 53 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 3/12/2012 | Alexander Bolton
    Former Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) writes in a new book that President Obama ditched him in the 2010 election after he helped Obama win the biggest legislative victory of his term by passing healthcare reform. Specter also claims that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) did not uphold his promise to grant him seniority accrued over 28 years of service in the Senate as a Republican. Specter, who rocked Washington’s political establishment and made headlines around the country when he left the Republican Party to join Democrats in April of 2009, has kept quiet about these slights until now. He...
  • [vanity] Sourcing a used S&W M&P AR-15 - suggestions sought

    03/09/2012 10:25:20 AM PST · by Blueflag · 29 replies
    3/9/2012 | blueflag
    I am in the market for a used S&W M&P AR-15, or the user-equivalent. My question is where would you experienced FReepers go ONLINE to find reputable sellers. I am aware of gunbroker.com, but have never bought a firearm online anywhere. I recognize the role of a licensed firearms dealer in the purchase. I also know how to visit and shop local gun dealers. I am seeking your guidance and counsel specifically with regard to shopping for used firearms ONLINE. Best sources? What to ask about/ watch out for/ etc. AND how to make certain no legal boundaries are crossed....
  • “Card ,Check”, Used, Unionize ,

    06/01/2011 10:27:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6/1/11 | Kyle Olson
    Now we know why unionists were fighting so hard for a federal “card check” law. Organizers can unionize private and public employees, forcing them to pay hundreds in union dues, before they even know anything about it. That's the situation at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School in Orleans, Massachusetts. Last week news broke that the reputable charter school was the second in Massachusetts to be organized by the American Federation of Teachers. (Snip) Several teachers complained that they were never informed about the process and were never asked to vote on the issue.
  • GOP employs little used rule to block recess appointment of Warren

    05/27/2011 4:26:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    american thinker ^ | 5/27/11 | Rick Moran
    President Obama has used recess appointments in the past to get controversial nominees into the positions he chose for them. So the Republicans employed a little used legislative gambit to block the president's expected recess appointment of Elizabeth Warren to head up the new Consumer Finance Protection Board. The Hill: GOP opposition is preventing the Senate from completely adjourning for the Memorial Day recess. Instead, the chamber will come in for three pro-forma sessions over the next 10 days. The cursory sessions are a formality that will ensure President Obama does not make recess appointments, a prospect that was considered...
  • QUESTION: Do used car national chains take a trade of one used car for another? (VANITY)

    01/30/2011 9:20:57 PM PST · by ROTB · 24 replies
    me | Today | Me
    A friend of mine wants to trade her used SUV for a gas sipping 4-cylinder import. Can she take it to "CarsDirect" or "CarMax" or even a used car lot and trade it for something, or MUST she buy a new car to get rid of hers?
  • (German Chancellor) Merkel: Get used to mosques

    09/19/2010 2:26:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 96 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/19/10 | Staff
    Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germans had for too long failed to grasp how immigration was changing their country and would have to get used to the sight of more mosques in their cities, according to a newspaper. (Snip) "Our country is going to carry on changing, and integration is also a task for the society taking up the immigrants," Merkel told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily. "For years we've been deceiving ourselves about this. Mosques, for example, are going to be a more prominent part of our cities than they were before," she added.
  • 21 Things You Should Never Buy New

    06/29/2010 9:20:40 AM PDT · by MissTed · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Wise Bread ^ | 6/28/10 | Lynn Truong
    If you're looking to get the most value for your dollar, it would do your wallet good to check out secondhand options. Many used goods still have plenty of life left in them even years after the original purchase, and they're usually resold at a fraction of the retail price, to boot. Here's a list of 21 things that make for a better deal when you buy them used. 1. DVDs and CDs: Used DVDs and CDs will play like new if they were well taken care of. Even if you wind up with a scratched disc and you don't...
  • Krispy Kremes used as bear bait

    05/22/2010 3:06:30 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 1,028+ views
    upi. ^ | May 21, 2010 at
    BELLEVUE, Wash., Officials with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said they are using day-old Krispy Kreme doughnuts as bait to lure a bear in Bellevue. Jason Capelli, a game warden with the department, said the 1 1/2-year-old bear, estimated to weigh 70 to 80 pounds, has been spotted digging through garbage and birdfeeders in a Bellevue neighborhood and Krispy Kreme donated day-old doughnuts to use as bait, The Seattle Times reported Friday. "Krispy Kreme doughnuts are standard bear bait," Capelli said adding trappers are also using maple syrup and caramel-molasses mix as bait. Capelli said the bear's "comfort...
  • Used

    01/27/2010 8:17:59 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 169+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/27/2010 | Mike Bullock
    You may not be a superstar Drive a great big fancy car He will use you as you are Whatever state you're in You may be weighted down by sin All sorts happening within You're His link to greater things No matter how you feel.....
  • Used car market rocked by economy

    07/10/2009 8:29:16 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 64 replies · 3,692+ views
    Personal Research | 07-10-2009 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    In the process of searching for a used car for my children to use to go to school and get to work (summer jobs), I have made a couple of significant discoveries. Many used cars are selling for way below book value because there is no book value due to the incentives for buying new cars and economic conditions. Few banks will give loans on a used car at this time. Many, many used cars are for sale and remain for sale for quite some time. Cars that should have elevated used values are selling for well below "usual" values....
  • AZ probes complaints vs. Wildcat Mitsubishi (this feller just can't seem to learn)

    07/13/2008 9:11:12 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 433+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo and Shelley Shelton
    Selling damaged vehicles. Breaking rules. Calling cops on customers who complain. A Tucson car lot managed by ex-convicts did all those things and now is under state investigation for unlawful business practices. Regulators are probing reports that the dealership sold a wrecked vehicle that was legally unfit to drive, and that staffers repeatedly put inaccurate vehicle information on state records, violating Arizona law. Wildcat Mitsubishi, 5200 E. Speedway, has been under state scrutiny since the Army banned local soldiers from buying cars there and at Wildcat's sister dealership, Ideal Automotive Group, 645 S. Highway 92 in Sierra Vista. The May...
  • Dirty chopsticks picked up in new China scare

    08/22/2007 1:24:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies · 1,037+ views
    <p>BEIJING (Reuters) - A Beijing factory recycled used Wu, who had no license to sell the goods, said he had sold 100,000 pairs a day when business was good.</p> <p>China, on track to overtake the United States this year as the world's second-largest exporter, lacks the manpower to enforce food and drug safety regulations at home or for export. Imports are generally carefully scrutinized.</p>
  • US Attacks Used 'Common Anthrax'

    09/25/2006 10:42:40 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 886+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-25-2006
    US attacks used 'common anthrax' At least five people died in anthrax attacks in 2001 Investigators believe anthrax used in a series of attacks in the US in 2001 was not of military grade as originally thought, a US newspaper reports. The Washington Post paper says the FBI has widened its investigation into the source of the anthrax after finding it was of a more common variety. "There is no significant signature in the powder that points to a domestic source," an expert told the paper. Anthrax powder, sent by mail, killed five people in the US in October 2001....
  • UK Airport Used To Fly Bombs To Israel

    07/25/2006 6:56:36 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 1,029+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Thomas Harding - Anil Dawar
    UK airport used to fly bombs to Israel By Thomas Harding Defence Correspondent and Anil Dawar (Filed: 26/07/2006) Britain has been used as a staging post for major shipments of bunker-busting bombs from America to Israel. The Israelis want the 5,000lb smart bombs to attack the bunkers being used by Hizbollah leaders in Lebanon. Two chartered Airbus A310 cargo planes filled with GBU 28 laser-guided bombs landed at Prestwick airport, near Glasgow, for refuelling and crew rests after flying across the Atlantic at the weekend, defence sources confirmed. The airport has also been used by the CIA for rendition flights...
  • Court of Appeals Denies Felons Voting Rights Argument (Civil rights law cannot be used)

    05/06/2006 7:03:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 529+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 5/05/06 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    Court Denies Felons Voting Rights ArgumentBy LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press Writer Last update: May 05, 2006 – 2:23 AM NEW YORK (AP) - A landmark civil rights law cannot be used to argue that barring felons from voting discriminates against minorities because they are imprisoned at a higher rate, a federal court ruled Thursday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which removed barriers to black voters, was not an avenue of relief for 21 plaintiffs, which include six current prisoners. The plaintiffs sued the state in November 2000. Judge Jose A. Cabranes, who...
  • Women Buying Creams Made Of Tiny Particles 'Used As Guinea Pigs'

    05/04/2006 6:27:15 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 963+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-5-2006 | Nic Fleming
    Women buying creams made of tiny particles 'used as guinea pigs' By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent (Filed: 05/05/2006) Consumers who use a new generation of cosmetics are being used as "guinea pigs", scientists said yesterday. Researchers called for the tightening of testing procedures governing face and sun creams, dietary supplements and other products that harness the special properties of tiny particles of matter, known as nanotechnology. Some of the beauty products which make use of nanotechnology About 100 people in Germany suffered health problems at the end of March after using a bathroom sealant called Magic Nano. Nanotechnology involves working...
  • Fake findings used to secure $16M grant(stem cell research fraud)

    02/22/2006 7:35:22 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 615+ views
    http://pittsburghlive.com ^ | 2 22 06 | Jennifer Bails
    A University of Pittsburgh reproductive biologist relied on the now-discredited stem-cell findings of a disgraced Korean scientist to win a $16.1 million federal grant last fall, according to federal documents and letters obtained by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Pitt's Gerald Schatten will use the money for an ambitious stem-cell research program that will occupy four of seven floors of Magee-Womens Research Institute's building, now under construction in Oakland, the documents show. The five-year grant, awarded to Schatten in September by the National Institutes of Health, is based in part on cloning experiments deliberately falsified by Hwang Woo-Suk, the documents show.
  • It’s "Their Land" RE: Palestinian Claims to Israel

    11/14/2005 1:39:45 AM PST · by forty_years · 9 replies · 818+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | November 14, 2005 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Note: This article may seem pedantic, but it is aimed at those who are not “insiders” on the history of the Middle East.I keep hearing the phrase, “It’s their land,” regarding Palestinian claims to Israel. Terrorist groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad publicly assert that their aims are to reclaim every inch of Israel as part of a proposed Palestinian homeland. Unfortunately, these ownership claims are echoed by “activist” groups like the International Solidarity Movement and the Palestine Solidarity Movement, both with throngs of naïve followers on U.S. and European college campuses. The followers are too eager to take these...
  • Bomb threat used in bank robbery

    10/04/2005 4:37:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 1,051+ views
    TUCSON -- A soldier from Fort Huachuca was charged Monday with armed robbery of a bank. The incident involved the threat of a bomb and required four hours to clear. Because the soldier belongs to an ordnance (explosives) company on Fort Huachuca, authorities became especially concerned. The soldier has confessed to the robbery and a similar one at the same bank Jan. 22, according to Tucson police. A public information officer from Tucson Police Department, Sgt. Mark Robinson, provided the following account of Monday's ordeal at a Wells Fargo branch at the corner of Speedway Boulevard and Warren Avenue: At...
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of America’s use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Truman’s decision to use the A-bomb was “controversial,” they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again – this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII – using atomic...
  • Need suggestions on car purchase

    07/24/2005 6:15:20 AM PDT · by Treeless Branch · 129 replies · 1,935+ views
    Me | Me
    Sorry for the vanity, but I do respect the opinions of the posters on this board, who also possess a great wealth of information. With that said, I am in the process of buying a car, and wanted your advice. Here is the deal. I am a young attorney at a large corporate law firm. I have about $40,000 to spend. I need something that I can drive clients around in, yet hopefully is fun to drive, reliable, and that my estemeed colleagues will not view with disdain. I am not opposed to buying a used car, and would prefer...
  • Full line of credit used up, Arkansas Democratic Party chairman says (Howard Dean to the rescue?)

    07/13/2005 3:06:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 664+ views
    Arkansas News ^ | 7/13/05 | Rob Moritz
    Full line of credit used up, Democratic Party chairman says Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 By Rob Moritz Arkansas News Bureau LITTLE ROCK - The state Democratic Party chairman says the party has used up its $150,000 line of credit, an Arkansas News Bureau columnist reports in today's editions. State Democratic Party chairman Jason Willett told columnist David Sanders that the party has reached its credit limit and described it as an "investment" in the future of the party. He added that the money is being used to further the party's efforts in winning back the governor's office next year, and...
  • HILL AIDE'S FUND TRIAL DEBUGGED (Raymond Reggie tape won't be used against David Rosen)

    05/18/2005 5:03:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies · 1,460+ views
    NY Post ^ | 5/18/05 | KENNETH LOVETT
    HILL AIDE'S FUND TRIAL DEBUGGED By KENNETH LOVETT May 18, 2005 -- LOS ANGELES — In a courthouse shocker, Sen. Ted Kennedy's brother-in-law won't be asked about a conversation he secretly recorded for the FBI when he testifies today against Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's former chief fund-raiser, a prosecutor revealed yesterday. "The government does not intend to introduce the tape or elicit any testimony about that conversation," federal prosecutor Peter Zeidenberg told a judge before the trial of ex-Clinton fund-raiser David Rosen resumed yesterday after a four-day break. While Zeidenberg did not mention Kennedy's brother-in-law, Ray Reggie, by name, he...
  • Should taxpayer dollars be used to fund the Rush Limbaugh radio program?

    05/10/2005 4:23:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1,382+ views
    Rhino Times ^ | 5/05/05 | John Hammer
    Under the Hammer-May 5, 2005 By John Hammer This news is so shocking that it made the front page of The New York Times. The Public Broadcasting System has a liberal bias. It’s hard to believe, but according to the new Republican chairman of the board of the Public Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio and Television have a decidedly liberal point of view. It has shocked the employees at the national broadcasting system that a Republican would accuse them of not being nice to Republicans. According to a rumor, one senior producer even said he had invited a Republican over...
  • Sen. Clinton's former aide could be used against her (Will Hillary Rodham be called as witness?)

    05/09/2005 4:19:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 832+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 5/09/05 | Kenneth R. Bazinet
    Sen. Clinton's former aide could be used against her By Kenneth R. Bazinet New York Daily News WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton isn't on trial in Los Angeles on Tuesday - but as far as her political adversaries are concerned, she may as well be. Her former finance director David Rosen has been charged with concealing the real cost of a star-studded Hollywood fund-raiser for Clinton in August 2000 - and if he's convicted, her enemies plan to exploit it to the maximum. ''If it was any other senator, it might not be an issue, but with her past it will...
  • Vet is shepherding war-dog honor (Vietnam vet wants to create monument to dogs used in combat)

    04/15/2005 5:16:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 114 replies · 1,433+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 3/31/05 | Mike McPhee
    Vet is shepherding war-dog honor By Mike McPhee Denver Post Staff Writer Thursday, March 31, 2005 A Vietnam War veteran and Denver-area native is on a mission to create a national monument in Washington, D.C., to the dogs that soldiers used in combat. John Burnam, who served two tours of duty as a war-dog handler in Vietnam during the 1960s, presented his case Wednesday to the Colorado legislature, which passed a resolution supporting his efforts. More than 4,000 dogs, mostly shepherds, were used in Vietnam for scouting, finding hidden explosives and tracking. Most died in Vietnam, with only about 250...
  • Fenian rifle used in failed invasion of Canada to be auctioned in U.S.

    03/18/2005 4:35:27 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 1,612+ views
    canada.com ^ | 3 17 05 | Randy Boswell
    Its owner had dreamed of a liberated Ireland and perhaps even an Irish-controlled Canada. But the rare antique rifle -- carried by a renegade American Irishman 140 years ago during the failed Fenian invasion of Canada -- was instead seized by the defenders of British North America and is now set to be auctioned in the U.S. The battered rifle, the highlight of next month's sale of vintage firearms by Bonhams and Butterfields of San Francisco, is expected to fetch $12,000 because of its association with the famous episode from Canadian history. The lever-action Henry model, manufactured in 1860 pre-dates...
  • Test Shows Sticky Porridge Used To Cement Ancient Chinese Wall

    02/27/2005 10:59:51 AM PST · by blam · 38 replies · 986+ views
    China View/Xinhuanet ^ | 2-27-2005 | China View
    Test shows sticky porridge used to cement ancient Chinese wall www.chinaview.cn 2005-02-27 20:56:07 XI'AN, Feb. 27 (Xinhuanet)-- The legend that ancient Chinese craftsmen used glutinous rice porridge in the mortar while building ramparts has been verified by archaeological research in northwest China's Shaanxi Province. In a recent maintenance to the ancient city wall of Xi'an, the provincial capital, workers discovered that the plaster remnants on the ancient bricks were quite hard to remove, said Qin Jianming,a researcher with the Xi'an Preservation and Restoration Center ofCultural Relics. A chemical test showed that the mortar reacted the same as glutinous rice to...
  • Looking for Home for Russian Books

    02/26/2005 2:49:38 PM PST · by Coop · 8 replies · 308+ views
    Me | 2/26/05 | Coop
    I'm in the Washington D.C. area and recently rescued nine boxes of books written in Russian from a likely trip to the dump. Most are hard cover, related to the following topics: Military equipment, tacticsHistory of Russia/USSR/Communism/SocialismInternational relationships/lawScience/technologyA ton of reference books, many relating to meeting notes/minutes from the Communist Party There are some other topics spread throughout, and I'm approximately 2/3 of the way to completing a list of subjects/authors/years/titles. I have found some homes for the books among friends, used book stores, and others. Even sold a few. Many local universities were interested in the collection, but did...
  • Chinese Used Diamonds To Polish Sapphire-Rich Stone In 2500 BC

    02/11/2005 1:50:32 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 663+ views
    Eureka Alert/Harvard University ^ | 2-11-2005 | Steve Bradt
    Public Release: 11-Feb-2005 ArchaeometryChinese used diamonds to polish sapphire-rich stone in 2500 BC Researchers have uncovered strong evidence that the ancient Chinese used diamonds to grind and polish ceremonial stone burial axes as long as 6,000 years ago -– and incredibly, did so with a level of skill difficult to achieve even with modern polishing techniques. The finding, reported in the February issue of the journal Archaeometry, places this earliest known use of diamond worldwide thousands of years earlier than the gem is known to have been used elsewhere. Harvard University's Asia Center, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, Princeton...
  • 9/11 hijacker used bypass code to obtain California license

    02/05/2005 8:59:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 1,591+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/5/05 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The terrorist believed to have flown a hijacked airliner into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, obtained a California driver's license without providing the required Social Security number for identification, officials are acknowledging for the first time. Nawaf Alhazmi then used that license when he registered for the flight training that enabled him to pilot the doomed airliner. Alhazmi used a loophole, since closed, in California law that allowed hundreds of thousands of foreign drivers without Social Security numbers to use a generic number in its place. Even some foreign citizens with Social Security numbers skirted the...
  • Ancient Mound Used In Summer Moon Ritual (3,500BC)

    01/28/2005 8:15:15 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 2,020+ views
    Bangor News ^ | 1-27-2005
    Ancient mound used in summer moon ritual Thursday, January 27, 2005 - Bangor Daily News Sacred monuments The "hippie" revolution of the 1960s may have been predated by some 6,000 years if researchers' suspicions about the chambered mound called Gavrinis are correct. The mound, more than 26 feet high, is located on a small island off France's Brittany coast and dates to 3500 B.C., making it older than the pyramids. A passage into the mound extends for 40 feet before ending in a chamber. What immediately catches the eye are the walls that are covered with etchings of concentric rings,...
  • Flood of used cars pollutes Poland's EU experience

    01/26/2005 9:38:59 PM PST · by jb6 · 4 replies · 593+ views
    Financial Times ^ | January 25 2005 02:00 | Robert Anderson, Jan Cienski and Christopher Condon
    lood of used cars pollutes Poland's EU experience By Robert Anderson, Jan Cienski and Christopher Condon Published: January 25 2005 02:00 | Last updated: January 25 2005 02:00 Poland's new-car dealershad an awful 2004 and expect 2005 to be just as bad, as they try to cope with a flood of used cars that poured into the country after Poland entered the European Union last May. ADVERTISEMENT Before joining the EU, Poland had high excise duties and value-added taxes coupled with strict rules banning the importation of cars that violated "Euro 2" pollution limits. In 2003 only 36,000 used cars...
  • Guns and Jeers Used by Gangs to Buy Silence

    01/16/2005 2:16:35 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 44 replies · 1,339+ views
    new york times ^ | 1 16 05 | FOX BUTTERFIELD
    OSTON, Jan. 15 - In Boston, a witness to a shooting by a member of a street gang recently found copies of his grand jury testimony taped to all the doors in the housing project where he lives. In Baltimore, Rickey Prince, a 17-year-old who witnessed a gang murder and agreed to testify against the killer, was shot in the back of the head a few days after a prosecutor read Mr. Prince's name aloud in a packed courtroom. And in each city, CD's and DVD's titled "Stop Snitching" have surfaced, naming some people street gangs suspect of being witnesses...
  • Raiding the tobacco till ($7 BILLION transferred, under $1 billion used)

    12/04/2004 7:56:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 554+ views
    Editorial: Raiding the tobacco till Friday, December 3, 2004 Three years ago, when the cash was flowing freely on Beacon Hill, Massachusetts led the nation in spending on anti-smoking programs. Voters had agreed to raise cigarette taxes to fund anti-smoking initiatives, and the state's share of the huge federal tobacco settlement brought in even more cash intended to mitigate the health effects of smoking. That investment was paying off. National polls consistently found Massachusetts teen-agers trailing teens from around the country in smoking rates. That was then. After years of budget shortfalls, Massachusetts has fallen to 40th place in tobacco-control...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 727 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Clinton, Kennedy, Gore, and Kerry speak, and only Three plus dozen are there.

    11/01/2004 12:39:13 PM PST · by Armed Civilian · 27 replies · 412+ views
    The Drudge report ^ | October 31, 2004 | DRUDGE
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUN OCT 31, 2004 13:49:05 ET XXXXX SHE SPEAKS! CHELSEA CLINTON DEBUT DRAWS SMALL CROWD Only a few dozen people showed up for an outside Kerry rally that featured the political debut of former first daughter Chelsea Clinton. "When I was asked to join the campaign trail today, I was a little nervous," Clinton smiled. "I am not accustomed to public speaking and this is my first political speech." Only 41 were present to hear Chelsea, and 9 citizens, oddly, walked away as she explained why she believed Tuesday's vote is the most important of her...
  • The Islamist Challenge to American Security

    10/19/2004 5:21:38 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 495+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | October 19, 2004 | Frank J. Gaffney
    Frank J. Gaffney is founder and president of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, DC. He earned his AM in international studies from John's Hopkins University. A former deputy assistant secretary of defense for international security policy, Mr. Gaffney's articles have appeared in Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New Republic, Newsday, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He is a contributing editor to National Review Online. Mr. Gaffney addressed the Middle East Forum in Philadelphia on September 22, 2004. The threat of terror is the most direct challenge to the stability of...
  • Saddam Avoided Telephones, But Used Internet Data

    10/07/2004 10:06:32 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 619+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/06/04 | Deborah Zabarenko
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) avoided telephones, had a special laboratory test his food and went on a palace-building binge, all in a bid to shore up his personal security, a new U.S. report said on Wednesday. The comprehensive report by the chief U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq (news - web sites) portrayed the deposed Iraqi leader as a typical dictator who ruled by fear, but who became increasingly paranoid and isolated in the years before his 2003 capture. "By Saddam's own account, he had only used a telephone twice since 1990, for fear of being...
  • Taser used on confused patient

    08/16/2004 12:28:03 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 1,062+ views
    south bend tribune ^ | 8 14 04 | PATRICK M. O'CONNELL
    SOUTH BEND -- A man with Alzheimer's disease who was wandering amidst traffic in the middle of a busy street suffered multiple injuries when a South Bend police officer used a Taser on him Friday night while attempting to coax him to safety. Thompson Thewo, 65, suffered deep cuts to his face, a fractured arm and a dislocated elbow after the officer tried to keep him out of the Ironwood Drive and Lincoln Way East intersection. Thewo hurt his face during a fall after he was hit by the first of two Taser probes, then suffered the arm injury when...
  • Man Raised As a Girl Commits Suicide(DR recommended raising as girl for experimental purposes)

    05/12/2004 10:44:29 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 36 replies · 490+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 5/12/04 | AP
    TORONTO - David Reimer, a Canadian who was born as a boy but raised as a girl after a botched circumcision, has committed suicide after failed investments drove him into poverty. He was 38. Reimer died in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 4, according to Canadian media reports. The family has not released the cause of death. Friends said an anguished Reimer had told them he had lost at least $47,500 last year in a shady pro golf shop investment. Reimer gained fame in the mid-1990s when he went public with his ordeal. It was published in the book "As Nature...
  • Israel used unmanned drones to track, kill Hamas

    10/22/2003 5:55:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 208+ views
    WorldTribune.co, ^ | 10-22-2003 | staff
    TEL AVIV — Israel's air force has employed unmanned air vehicles for targeting in airborne counter-insurgency operations against Hamas and other groups. For the first time, Tuesday, Israel went public with footage taken during the operation. In an unusual move, details of the UAV operation were disclosed on Tuesday in wake of five air attacks on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian sources said 12 people were killed in the strikes on Gaza City and the Nusseirat refugee camp. The UAV video disputes Palestinian claims that the Apache fired missiles in a crowd of people that surrounded the car....
  • Choose Life list used by speaker to send tagholders a new parental-notice abortion law.

    08/21/2003 12:22:53 PM PDT · by bedolido · 26 replies · 280+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 08/21/03 | STEVE BOUSQUET
    TALLAHASSEE - House Speaker Johnnie Byrd used a list of "Choose Life" license tag owners to promote a new parental-notice abortion law, an aide confirmed Wednesday. Byrd spent $14,000 in tax money on the mailing last month, days after he announced his bid for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination. A letter sent to about 30,000 holders of the tags, signed by Byrd and Rep. Sandra Murman, R-Tampa, criticized the Florida Supreme Court for ruling that a parental notification law violated the state Constitution's privacy clause. Byrd's use of the Choose Life database to send a political message shows that the...
  • CMC facing U.S. charges of fraud

    05/06/2003 11:29:59 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 6 replies · 207+ views
    Ottawa Business Journal ^ | May 6, 2003 | staff
    Montreal's CMC Electronics Inc., which has significant Ottawa operations, offered little substantial comment Monday on allegations that it defrauded the U.S. government on a contract to supply parts for the Patriot Missile system. Company spokeswoman Janka Dvornik said CMC would respond in due course through its lawyers. In the meantime she said details of the case could not be discussed. On Friday a lawsuit was unveiled against the former Canadian Marconi in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark, N.J. The suit alleges CMC supplied used radio equipment to the U.S. Army as part of its Patriot Missile program in Saudi...