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  • College group cancels diversity 'happy hour' after excluding white staffers

    03/12/2014 8:53:09 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 68 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | March 11, 2014 | DREW MIKKELSEN
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- An attempt to fight racism at a community college may have backfired. A group of employees at South Puget Sound Community College sent out an invitation to all 300 staffers. The "Staff, Faculty and Administrators of Color" encouraged employees to reply to the invitation to find out the confidential date and time of what was being called a "happy hour" to "build support and community" for people of color. The invite made it clear white people were not invited. The email read: "If you want to create space for white folks to meet and work on racism,...
  • ‘Occupy Cleveland’ Protester Alleges She Was Raped..

    10/18/2011 2:46:21 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 72 replies ^ | today | CBScleveland
    An “Occupy Cleveland” protester tells police she was raped in her tent over the weekend.
  • nothing reminds me of the old soviet union more than "freerepublic"

    09/07/2011 8:10:05 PM PDT · by Hillary's Folly · 259 replies · 1+ views
    Me | Me
    This site is broken when people like me are blocked for stating the obvious. What is the obvious? ask me privately because the "free" "republic" will keep us from discussin it in the "forum"
  • Rush Limbaugh was right on the money...

    04/01/2011 2:06:45 PM PDT · by Mayr Fortuna · 18 replies
    Hearsay | April 01, 2011 | Me Myself
    Rush Limbaugh sold his condo in NYC last year...
  • Mums Help Chicks If Dad Was Ugly

    09/29/2006 2:45:58 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 606+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-29-2006
    Mums help chicks if dad was ugly 29 September 2006 From New Scientist Print Edition. Evolution holds hope for ugly males. Females appear to invest extra energy in getting their poorer-quality offspring off to a good start, at least among house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus). Female birds can deposit different amounts of health-promoting compounds in their eggs, depending on social and environmental conditions. Previous studies on zebra finches showed that females were more likely to invest in eggs fertilised by high-quality males. Kristen Navara, now at Ohio State University in Columbus, expected to see the same pattern with house finches, in...
  • Poland commits new troops to Nato force

    09/14/2006 5:27:23 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 5 replies · 325+ views
    Financial Times ^ | September 13 2006 | Daniel Dombey, Stephen Fidler, Jan Cienski
    Poland on Thursday committed 1,000 new troops for NatoÂ’s force in Afghanistan, after a formal meeting of the alliance on Wednesday failed to meet an urgent military request for hundreds of extra soldiers. The Polish troops will join the 100 already on the ground in Afghanistan but are unlikely to arrive until February 2007. The push for reinforcements put the spotlight on NatoÂ’s struggle to help establish a stable government in Afghanistan and on its long-term prospects as a military alliance. At an emergency meeting on Wednesday, NatoÂ’s 26 member countries came up with no commitments for any new soldiers...
  • Time to Say Who Was Right (Gaza Retreat)

    07/07/2006 8:26:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 821+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | July 7, 2006 | Hillel Fendel
    Nationalist camp leaders warn that the right-wing had better not make the same mistake twice. "This time," they declare, "we have to say, 'We told you so.'" Nationalist camp commentator and journalist Haggai Segal and the Rabbi of Ofrah, Avi Gisser, are the first to send out the message. Segal, broadcasting on his Knesset Channel TV show and writing in his weekly column in B'Sheva, says the right-wing must not be as modest as it was when the PA broke out the Oslo War in late 2000. "The right-wing at the time," Segal writes in B'Sheva, "criminally decreed upon itself...

    06/08/2006 11:20:02 AM PDT · by BellStar · 15 replies · 828+ views
    UTUBE ^ | 8 June 2006 | TheRightBroth
    The band known as "The Right Brothers" sing how President George W. Bush is right on all of the decisions that he has made. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al Qaeda's leader in Iraq WAS DEAD WRONG!
  • Was Fig First Fruit Of Man's Agricultural Endeavours?

    06/01/2006 5:48:33 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 535+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-2-2006 | Roger Highfield
    Was fig first fruit of man's agricultural endeavours? By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 02/06/2006) The dawn of agriculture may have come with the domestication of fig trees near Jericho some 11,400 years ago, archaeologists report today. The discovery of ancient carbonised figs suggests that fruit, rather than grains that are traditionally thought to have heralded agriculture, may yield the earliest evidence of purposeful planting. The figs date back roughly 1,000 years before wheat, barley and legumes were domesticated in the region, making the fruit trees the oldest known domesticated crop, a team reports today in the journal Science. Nine...
  • Bird Flu Swan Was From Outside UK

    04/11/2006 3:28:36 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 355+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-11-2006
    Bird flu swan was from outside UK AREA ON ALERT * Poultry owners within wild bird risk area must keep birds indoors or, if not possible, ensure they are kept away from wild birds * Bird transport within 6 mile (10km) surveillance zone will be curbed * Poultry within 1.8 mile (3km) protection zone must be kept indoors and will be tested A dead swan found in Fife which tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu was a whooper swan, DNA tests by government scientists have found. The breed originates from outside the UK but it was...
  • Burned Man Says He Was Better Off Naked

    03/15/2006 2:25:20 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 870+ views & AP ^ | March 14, 2006 | Associated Press
    FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Paul Kuschel would have been better off naked _ like many of the folks at Sunnier Palms Nudist Park. Instead, he was wearing a pair of nylon shorts Sunday when a generator he was working on backfired and sprayed him with starter fluid, setting him ablaze. "I would have been better off wearing nothing on at all," Kuschel told Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. The fire seared his shorts to his backside. "It's a good thing I wasn't wearing a shirt," he said. Kuschel, 43, suffered second-degree and third-degree burns. He was taken to a hospital with...
  • January Was America's Warmest On Record

    02/07/2006 4:48:11 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 761+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-8-2006 | Randolph Schmid
    January Was America's Warmest on Record Wednesday February 8, 2006 12:16 AM By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Recording the warmest January on record allowed Americans to save on their heating, but like all good things, last month's mildness seems to have been too good to last. The country's average temperature for the month was 39.5 degrees Fahrenheit, 8.5 degrees above average for January, the National Climatic Data Center said Tuesday. The old record for January warmth was 37.3 degrees set in 1953. On the other hand, while much of the United States was basking in...
  • It's Not Just You: Yesterday Really Was Depressing

    01/23/2006 5:34:32 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 804+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-24-2006 | Catriona Davies
    It's not just you: yesterday really was depressing By Catriona Davies (Filed: 24/01/2006) If you woke up yesterday feeling gloomy and found that, from then on, things got worse, there may be an explanation. According to one academic's calculations, yesterday was the most depressing day of the year. Cliff Arnall, a psychologist at Cardiff University who devised the formula, blamed a combination of debts, failed New Year's resolutions, the cold, grey weather and the length of time since Christmas. "For most people, there's a realisation by the third week of January that spending on sales items needs to be stopped...
  • Man Calls Mom After He Was Reported Dead

    11/18/2005 12:38:56 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 27 replies · 1,334+ views ^ | 11 18 05 | Associated Press
    OAKLAND, Calif. - Anthony Sheppard shocked his mother this week with a telephone call, a day after he was reported dead. "When he called me I thought I was talking to a ghost," said Verna McCowan. Oakland police on Tuesday bungled the identification of a man shot to death after finding Sheppard's identification card on the victim. Authorities alerted his mother of the shooting, and released the details to reporters. Sheppard, 23, said he was shocked when he walked up to a group of friends on Wednesday who were crying while reading a newspaper account of his death. The dead...
  • Bruce Willis does his part for troops: Actor tried to join military, but told he was too old

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

    10/11/2005 12:20:19 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 186 replies · 3,969+ views ^ | 10 11 05 | RACHEL LA CORTE
    NEW ORLEANS - A retired elementary teacher who was repeatedly punched in the head by police in an incident caught on videotape said Monday he was not drunk, put up no resistance and was baffled by what happened. Robert Davis said he had returned to New Orleans to check on property his family owns in the storm-ravaged city, and was out looking to buy cigarettes when he was beaten and arrested Saturday night in the French Quarter. Police have alleged that the 64-year-old Davis was publicly intoxicated, a charge he strongly denied as he stood on the street corner where...
  • Shooting of Goshen boy was gang retribution(illegal SUR 13 gang member immigrants)

    04/14/2005 8:42:11 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 39 replies · 7,860+ views ^ | 4 14 05 | Justin Leighty
    GOSHEN -- Four SUR 13 gang members and one of their friends wanted some respect Saturday night. An associate had been attacked a few days before by a member of a rival gang, and the SUR 13s wanted to get even. So when they saw members of the Vatos Locos at the fairgrounds, they decided to go get a gun. When they got back to the fairgrounds, the victim of the earlier attack was in another car. He pointed out a car carrying four VLs. The SUR 13s chased that car, and one of them opened fire, pumping several shots...
  • Police: Meth was made at motel Judge sets bond at $1 million for Evansville man

    04/01/2005 10:00:15 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 994+ views ^ | 3 29 05 | south bend tribune
    ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) -- A judge ordered that an Evansville man charged with making methamphetamine in a motel room be held in jail under a $1 million cash bond. Robert E. Espy, 41, faces felony charges of possession with intent to deal methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine and other drug charges. "I've read (the charges) and I just don't agree with any of it," Espy said during a court hearing Thursday. Madison County Magistrate Stephen Clase raised Espy's bond from $20,000 to $1 million cash after reading the probable-cause affidavit. "You rented a room in a motel in Madison County to manufacture...
  • President Cancels Space Shuttle Program

    04/01/2005 7:25:51 AM PST · by cogitator · 27 replies · 10,413+ views
    Space Daily ^ | April 1, 2005 | April Advent
    US President George W Bush declared today that he had signed a rare presidential decree canceling any further expenditure of Federal funds on the US Space Shuttle program. "We cannot find any justification to continue deficit funding of a program that has no application other that proving that with enough money America can do anything," said Bush. "The whole world knows that already, so why keep spending money on it," he added. The announcement was made during an even rarer press conference with Whitehouse press corps, at which the President started proceedings by handing out Easter Eggs, quipping, "it might...
  • Officers Feared Abuse Of Iraqi Civilians By British Soldiers 'Was Widespread' (UK)

    01/19/2005 5:44:51 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 390+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-20-2005 | Michael Smith
    Officers feared abuse of Iraqi civilians by British soldiers 'was widespread' By Michael Smith in Osnabruck (Filed: 20/01/2005) Evidence of more widespread abuse of Iraqi civilians emerged yesterday at the court martial of three British soldiers accused of involvement in the physical and sexual abuse of prisoners. British military commanders were so concerned at the number of allegations that British troops were mistreating civilian detainees that they issued fresh guidelines warning soldiers about mistreatment of prisoners. L/Cpl Darren Larkin standing on a prisoner The incidents in which the three defendants were allegedly involved have been shown in several photographs released...