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  • Leftovers: A roundup of uncalled races

    11/06/2014 1:09:52 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-6-2014 | Kevin Robillard
    Leftovers: A roundup of uncalled races By: Kevin Robillard November 6, 2014 02:28 PM EST More than 36 hours after the last polls closed, two statewide races in Alaska, the Virginia Senate race and a slew of West Coast House races have yet to be called.Here’s how things stand:THE HOUSEAZ-2: Highly touted Republican recruit Martha McSally leads Democratic Rep. Ron Barber by just under 1,300 votes. The Arizona Republic reports that only a few thousand votes remain uncounted in Cochise County, while 47,000 votes still need to be counted in Democrat-friendly Pima County.CA-7: Former GOP Rep. Doug Ose has...
  • This New Camera Stabilizer Could Change Cinematography Forever

    04/06/2013 8:06:51 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 4/5/13 | Michael Hession
    A new piece of filmmaking gear was just announced that could completely re-invent the complex process of camera stabilization. It's currently being tested and endorsed by Vincent LaForet, who's given us a little taste of what it's capable of. The product is called MōVI, created by Freefly, longtime maker of crazy camera-drone equipment and stabilizers. LaForet is presenting a short film and behind-the-scenes video to illustrate its abilities, which consists of a completely custom-made gimbal and 3-axis gyroscope that digitally stabilizes the camera (a Canon 1DC in this case). It looks to be very light and portable, a far cry...
  • Tax breaks for Captain Morgan ignite rum war in Caribbean

    03/18/2010 6:11:42 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 3 replies · 295+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 17, 2010 | Jeannette Rivera-Lyles
    Captain Morgan is packing his bags and moving to the U.S. Virgin Islands a relocation that is making waves from Puerto Rico to Washington and riling some Central Florida politicians. Diageo, a British liquor conglomerate that owns the popular spiced-rum brand, was lured to the Virgin Islands by up to $2.7 billion in rebates over 30 years on the excise taxes that the company pays to import the rum onto the mainland. The company also will move into a new $165 million distillery and get a 90 percent income-tax break. The deal dismayed another U.S. territory, Puerto Rico, which...
  • Holy Father appoints new bishop (former Presbyterian) to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands

    07/08/2008 6:56:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 216+ views
    CNA ^ | July 7, 2008
    Vatican City, Jul 7, 2008 / 11:21 am (CNA).- This morning Pope Benedict appointed Msgr. Herbert A. Bevard from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as the bishop of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. The bishop-elect said in a statement that he accepted the appointment with eagerness and joy. Born in 1947 in Baltimore, Msgr. Bevard was ordained a priest in 1972. He has served the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as a priest for 36 years - most recently as pastor of St. Athanasius parish in Philadelphia.I am so eager to come to know my brother priests as well as deacons, religious...
  • Monday surprise: Pope Benedict appoints two bishops

    07/07/2008 9:59:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 75+ views
    American Papist ^ | July 7, 2008 | Thomas Peters
    Fresh from the Vatican Information Service.... (on a Monday!) Today the Holy Father: -- Appointed Msgr. Herbert A. Bevard of the clergy of the archdiocese of Philadelphia, U.S.A., pastor of St. Athanasius parish, as bishop of Saint Thomas [United States Virgin Islands] (area 352, population 108,612, Catholics 30,000, priests 15, permanent deacons 27, religious 27), U.S.A. The bishop-elect was born in Baltimore, U.S.A. in 1947 and ordained a priest in 1972. -- Appointed Bishop William Francis Malooly, auxiliary of Baltimore, U.S.A., as bishop of Wilmington (area 13,916, population 1,270,734, Catholics 230,000, priests 214, permanent deacons 94, religious 380), U.S.A....
  • Sun Microsystems to Cut Up to 5,000 Jobs

    05/31/2006 6:15:45 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 23 replies · 910+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/31/06 | Dan Goodin
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Computer server maker Sun Microsystems Inc., whose revenue has declined four years in a row, said Wednesday it planned to cut 4,000 to 5,000 jobs in an effort to return to consistent profitability. The cuts, which will reduce Sun's 37,500-person work force by 11 percent to 13 percent over the next six months, will cost Santa Clara-based Sun from $340 million to $500 million over the next several quarters, the company said. Sun executives expect the plan, which also includes selling real estate and exiting leases, to save the company from $480 million to $590 million, once...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    LIVE FREE FROM FASHISTS!
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this staunch Bush supporter.)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bushs giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNMs current thinking is Bush doesnt spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: its a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bushs job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Virgin Island Reservists Serve in Afghanistan

    11/04/2005 4:11:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 415+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 4, 2005 | Spc. Laura E. Griffin
    A small piece of the 'American Paradise' can be found in Afghanistan, as Virgin Island reservists bring their distinctive island music to their deployment. FORWARD OPERATING BASE ANED, Afghanistan, Nov. 4, 2005 Land-locked Afghanistan, with its dry, mountainous, dusty climate, in no way resembles a tropical island, yet Reggae and Calypso music and that certain accent associated with small islands in the Caribbean can be heard drifting from one room in the barracks on Forward Operating Base Aned, Afghanistan. That room is the temporary home away from home for eight members of the 652nd Engineering Detachment, a reserve unit...
  • Virgin Islands Educators Support Families of Deployed Troops

    07/08/2005 3:46:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 280+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | July 8,2005 | Rudi Williams
    ATLANTA, July 8, 2005 The U.S. Virgin Islands don't have any active duty military installations, but Army and Air National Guardsmen and their families can boast of living in America's Caribbean paradise with breathtaking beaches, secluded coves, pristine coral reefs and untouched rainforests. This U.S. territory also can boast of having caring and compassionate support for citizen-soldiers and airmen fighting the global war on terrorism and the loved ones they leave behind. "The services we render are to children and family members of the Virgin Islands National Guard, particularly those who are deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan," said Evelyn...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!