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  • Bush was confident of bailout helping economy

    09/29/2008 11:26:25 AM PDT · by meandog · 24 replies · 656+ views
    boston herald ^ | 9/29/08
    WASHINGTON - Key supporters of a Wall Street bailout package prodded lawmakers to approve the plan hours ahead of a difficult House vote today, with President Bush saying it is needed to "keep the crisis in our financial system from spreading throughout our economy." "Every member of Congress and every American should keep in mind that a vote for this bill is a vote to prevent economic damage to you and your community," said Bush, fully aware that congressional passage of the $700 billion compromise legislation is far from assured. "With this strong and decisive legislation," he said, "we will...
  • Got Gas? (Ten Worst Cites for Commuters)

    09/02/2008 6:49:33 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 69 replies · 683+ views
    Climate & Weather (Lifewire) ^ | 2 September 2008 | Nancy Fonti
    Got Gas? You'll need it for the 10 worst commutes in the U.S. (LifeWire) - Lost time and endless aggravation are two of the biggest drawbacks of a grueling commute by car. But gridlock on the way to work also harms the environment by pumping extra pollution into the air and wasting precious fuel. How wasteful and time-consuming a commute becomes depends in part on how slowly traffic moves and how long it is stalled, says David Schrank, an associate research scientist at the Texas Transportation Institute, part of Texas A&M University in College Station. Things start to get...
  • Obama backers Bernie Mac and Morgan Freeman both hospitalized

    08/04/2008 7:23:40 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 19 replies · 168+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | August 4, 2008 | Andrew Malcolm
    Now, 2 Obama backers, Bernie Mac and Morgan Freeman,hospitalized A bad day for Barack Obama donors. Morgan Freeman, the iconic voice of God in several films and reliable good-guy co-conspirator of Christian Bale's Batman in "The Dark Knight," is in serious condition in a Memphis hospital after a late-night car accident near his home in Mississippi. The popular Freeman, who is 71, gave the Obama presidential campaign $2,300 on March 8. And comedian Bernie Mac, popular TV-film funnyman who got a little vocally naughty at a recent Obama fundraiser, is seriously ill with pneumonia in a Chicago hospital.
  • Worst over for drivers as pump prices slide: AAA

    07/25/2008 12:08:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 136+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/25/08 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. retail gasoline prices have fallen more than 10 cents per gallon in a week and could fall another 25 cents by the end of summer, a sign the worst is over for U.S. motorists this vacation season. The decline tracks a record pullback in the price of crude that has come amid mounting evidence high energy costs and an economic slowdown are shrinking American demand for fuel, auto and travel group AAA said Friday. "We expect pump prices below $4 this weekend and we could see the price fall another 25 cents before Labor Day...
  • Forbes Names Detroit 2nd Worst For Jobs

    04/26/2008 12:16:29 AM PDT · by Westlander · 58 replies · 148+ views
    www.wxyz.com ^ | 4-25-2008 | Kurt Badenhausen
    Detroit has earned another dubious honor, the second place on Forbes magazine's list for the worst cities in the United States for jobs.
  • What Did Jesus Bring Out In People? Best? Worst? Both?

    03/16/2008 8:54:30 PM PDT · by Quix · 59 replies · 1,299+ views
    Quix | 16 MAR 2008 | Quix
    WHAT DID JESUS BRING OUT IN PEOPLE? This has been an interesting topic for me much of my life. I've pondered it long and hard. But what are your opinions, perspectives, convictions, observations? Some might think that on the face of it, it would be an easy question to answer. Jesus--perfect Love, Wisdom, Gentleness, Kindness . . . must have always brought out the Best in people--in all He met. Sounds lauditory. Sounds kosher. But what does the historical record indicate? Was it the same for all people? All types of people? All personalities? People of all value orientations? Were...
  • 'Worst Toy' list unveiled

    11/14/2007 5:07:03 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies · 1,686+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 11/14/07 | KSTP.com/AP
    A U.S. toy safety group released its annual "10 Worst Toys" list Tuesday, highlighting both hidden dangers like lead paint on a bathtub boat and more obvious hazards, such as a spinning plastic pirate's dagger. World Against Toys Causing Harm has released the list around the holidays for 35 years, but this year it came amid a number of recent high-profile recalls, particularly of toys made in China. Most recently, millions of the "Aqua Dots" toy beads were recalled and the Chinese government confirmed they contained a substance that can turn into a " date-rape" drug after ingestion. Among the...
  • The 10 Worst Jobs in America

    11/11/2007 1:39:09 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 111 replies · 93+ views
    Yahoo And Marketwatch ^ | 1 November 2007 | staff
    Last year, models made a median hourly wage of $11.22, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a bit less than twice the minimum wage of $5.85. Not so glamorous. "Most models take other jobs. They're waiters. It gives them the flexibility to go to model calls and auditions," said Ean Williams, executive director of DC Fashion Week, a designer showcase held twice a year in the nation's capital. "There are a lot of people that are very beautiful, very talented, that don't make it in the business." The young and beautiful aren't the only ones working like dogs and...
  • Best and Worst U.S. Housing Markets

    09/05/2007 7:01:40 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 27 replies · 1,547+ views
    Forbes via Yahoo Finance ^ | 08/22/2007 | Matt Woolsey
    National housing prices continued to slide last quarter, dropping an average of 1.5% over the year before, according to the latest report by the National Association of Realtors. But things are looking up for two-thirds of the country's big cities where median home sale prices rose. Leading the charge was Seattle, where prices increased 8.9%; in San Jose, Calif., they rose 8.8%; and in Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C., prices jumped 8.3% and 8.4% respectively. Compare that to Detroit and Cleveland. In these metros, prices fell 7.1%. Skies aren't much sunnier in the West. Median home sale numbers in Sacramento, Calif.,...
  • The Worst Congress Ever!

    08/22/2007 8:32:27 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 14 replies · 294+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 8-22-07 | Alaphiah
    This Congress has chosen to fight an ideologically civil war of Blue States against Red States, netroots against talk radio, earmarks against what is good for America, judicial activism against strict constructionism, and societal redefinition against traditional values.
  • UK Floods: More Rain Forecast, Worst To Come

    07/22/2007 6:36:57 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 593+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-23-2007 | David Millward, Graham Tibbetts, Richard Edwards and Toby Helm
    UK floods: More rain forecast, worst to come By David Millward, Graham Tibbetts, Richard Edwards and Toby Helm Last Updated: 2:17am BST 23/07/2007 Gordon Brown's proposals to build three million homes in the South East could lead to even more flooding, the Government has been warned by its own planning consultants. With vast swathes of the country underwater, the Prime Minister's new government found itself under attack not only over its handling of the crisis, but also accused by the Tories of adopting policies that could make things even worse. Last night the Environment Agency issued 56 flood warnings across...
  • In-Town Chicago Mail System Worst In US

    03/11/2007 4:24:12 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies · 1,003+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-11-2007
    In-town Chicago mail system worst in U.S. CHICAGO, March 11 (UPI) -- A report that Chicago's in-town overnight mail delivery is the nation's worst appears indicative of the city's overall problem with postal satisfaction. The Chicago Sun-Times said that in addition to Chicago's struggles with in-town mail delivery, the Illinois metropolis has been failing in nearly every postal area related to customer satisfaction. While 92 percent remains the average quality rating of U.S postal delivery, only 77 percent of Chicago residents rated their mail services "excellent, very good or good." In response to instances of mail fraud and delivery problems,...
  • U.N. report says Britain worst place for children (Damn, we're #2, but when disaster strikes...)

    02/14/2007 9:12:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 712+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/14/07 | Astrid Zweynert and Kate Kelland
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is the worst country in the industrialized world in which to be a child, closely followed by the United States, the United Nations Children's Fund said on Wednesday. The UNICEF charity looked at 40 indicators to gauge the lives of children in 21 economically advanced nations -- the first study of its kind -- and found Britain's children were among the poorest and most neglected. Britain lagged behind on key measures of poverty and deprivation, happiness, relationships, and risky or bad behavior, the study showed. It scored better for health and safety of children but languished...
  • Freep a poll! (Which of these 5 is worst movie this year?)

    11/27/2006 3:44:22 PM PST · by dynachrome · 30 replies · 538+ views
    www.hamptonroads.com ^ | 11-27-06 | Hampton Roads
    So many awful movies, so little time. We can’t list them all, so which of these five films was the biggest stinker of the year? Little Man Nacho Libre RV Ultraviolet Basic Instinct 2
  • Egeland: Mideast anger worst in 20 years

    08/11/2006 9:22:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 80 replies · 1,240+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/11/06 | Alexander G. Higgins - ap
    GENEVA - U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland said Friday the anger on all sides in the Middle East is the greatest he has seen in two decades of trying to help the troubled region make peace. "I've never seen nations as polarized as during this recent visit," said Egeland, who was in Lebanon, Israel and the Gaza Strip at the end of July. "People were enraged collectively in Lebanon, everybody against the Israeli indiscriminate onslaught," he said in an interview with The Associated Press. "In Israel, they were a united front to support the strong military measures. In the Palestinian...
  • Fruity headache for cafe owners (Australia's worst frost in 24 years destroys 40,000 tons of citrus)

    07/04/2006 3:39:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 720+ views
    The Sunday Mail ^ | 7/03/06 | Samantha Williams and Karina Dunger
    Fruity headache for cafe ownersBy Samantha Williams and Karina Dunger 03jul06 Cafe workers ... Julie Hanssens and Jodie Lee / Troy Bendeich BAD weather is set to affect the price of oranges after already crippling Australia's banana industry. The worst frost in 24 years has destroyed 40,000 tonnes - about 25 per cent - of the citrus fruit produced in southern Australia. "They won't hit skyrocketing prices of bananas but there will be some price hike due to the reduction of fruit on the market," Riverina Citrus CEO Peter Morrish said. Oranges currently sell for $2.50kg, with experts predicting rises...
  • German suspected of murdering woman with sausage

    06/09/2006 2:16:10 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 90 replies · 1,829+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6-9-06 | reuters
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German police have arrested a man on suspicion of murdering a woman with a Bockwurst sausage. Prosecutors and police said the 50-year-old was arrested after the discovery of a woman's body in an apartment in Zwickau, eastern Germany. They said she had choked on a Bockwurst, which is a popular large German sausage. The prosecutors said the man had given a patchy account of events, acknowledging that he may have "administered" a Bockwurst to the woman. They are now working to establish exactly what happened in the run up to her death.
  • Peru's New Path

    06/07/2006 10:59:26 PM PDT · by Bangupjob · 4 replies · 352+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7 June 2006 | Staff
    Democracy: Peru's Alan Garcia should never have been re-elected to anything, given his disastrous term as president from 1985 to 1990. That voters forgave and re-elected him Sunday only shows how bad the alternative was. Two months ago, when the first round of Peru's presidential elections was held, there was reason to despair. Free-market candidate Lourdes Flores was knocked out of the running by just a few thousand votes. That left Alan Garcia squared off against a far-leftist of the Hugo Chavez stripe, Ollanta Humala, giving many Peruvians a difficult and loathesome choice. Garcia wasn't just a bad president; he...
  • Poll: Reagan, Clinton Most Popular Presidents

    06/01/2006 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 49 replies · 1,341+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2 June 2006
    Americans believe George W. Bush is the worst president since 1945, while Ronald Reagan was the best and Bill Clinton made both lists in a national Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Thirty-four percent of those surveyed ranked Bush at the bottom, 17 percent said Richard Nixon was the worst and 16 percent picked Bill Clinton. The poll found 56 percent of Democrats, 35 percent of independent voters and 7 percent of Republicans thought Bush was the worst. "Democrats just plain don't like President Bush," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "His father, the 41st president, was...
  • Nominees for the new pack of Weasels (Those who voted for amnesty)

    05/25/2006 7:08:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies · 1,404+ views
    me ^ | 5-25-06 | self
    Now that we know who the RINOs in the senate truly are, how about a new pack of weasels? Who would you nominate for the ace of spades? Who is the highest card in the deck to go after. The only lesson the weasels understand is when they lose their seat. My fellow FReepers are creative. I would love to see a website and a published deck of RINO weasel cards. Who would you choose to go after first and what card would they be?
  • Jefferson's Curse (Billy Jeff, Democrat, La., one of the worst RATS even before taking bribes)

    05/25/2006 4:11:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1,138+ views
    Jefferson's CurseThe Nation Thu May 25, 11:58 AM ET AP - Mon May 15, 5:25 PM ET U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, speaks to the media at a news conference in New Orleans on Monday May 15, 2006. Congressman Jefferson declared his innocence in light of a federal bribery probe. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Nation -- As John wrote a few days back, William Jefferson was one of the worst Democrats in the House even before he started hiding bribes in the freezer. Now he's a drag on his party and a disgrace to his district--which happens to represent...
  • Markets Brace For The Worst (Shades Of 1987?)

    05/14/2006 6:28:31 PM PDT · by blam · 120 replies · 3,518+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-15-2006 | Ambrose Evans-Prichard
    Markets braced for the worst By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (Filed: 15/05/2006) Global markets are bracing for turmoil today after an ominous slide in the US dollar and a slump in equity and bond prices late last week sent tremors through the global financial system, evoking memories of the 1987 crash. Emerging economies have led the sell-off as investors recoil from risky assets, pummelling stocks and bonds in Turkey, Hungary, Iceland and much of Latin America. The currencies of Brazil, Mexico and South Africa all suffered their sharpest falls in two years as foreign funds rushed for the exits. In New York,...
  • Expert: H5N1 Worst Flu Virus He's Ever Seen

    05/06/2006 3:16:11 PM PDT · by blam · 302 replies · 4,620+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5-4-2006
    Expert: H5N1 Worst Flu Virus He's Ever Seen Thursday, May 04, 2006 SINGAPORE — A leading expert said Thursday the H5N1 virus is the worst flu virus he's ever encountered, and far too many gaps in planning and knowledge persist for the world to handle it in the event of a pandemic. The virus is a vicious killer in poultry, moving into the brain and destroying the respiratory tract, said Robert G. Webster, a virologist at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. "I've worked with flu all my life, and this is the worst influenza virus that...
  • Rotten Banana Awards: 20 worst movies for 2005

    02/28/2006 9:45:51 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 34 replies · 984+ views
    WorldNetDaily.Com ^ | 02/28/2006 | Dr. Ted Baehr
    Rotten Banana Awards: 20 worst movies for 2005 -------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 28, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: Dr. Tom Snyder contributed to this column. By Dr. Ted Baehr -------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com There's a smell of rotten bananas at this year's Oscar festivities. Oscar favorite "Brokeback Mountain" leads the pack among MOVIEGUIDE's list of the 20 Most Unbearable Movies of 2005 receiving the "Rotten Banana" Award. Other Oscar nominees, including "Good Night, And Good Luck," "Munich," "Match Point," "Syriana" and "Transamerica" are also on MOVIEGUIDE's Rotten Banana list of the year's worst movies. "Brokeback Mountain," in fact, deserves the...
  • Jimmy Carter: At Least Hamas Isn't Corrupt [ Barf Alert ]

    01/29/2006 9:43:24 PM PST · by george76 · 140 replies · 5,438+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | January 28, 2006 | Jim Kouri
    When asked by the media for his thoughts on the Hamas triumph in the Palestinian parliamentary elections, former President Jimmy Carter replied that while they have a terrorist past, at least they're not corrupt. One of the complaints by many in the Middle East was the corruption within the Palestinian Authority and Yasser Arafat's Fatah Party. Arafat himself squirreled away millions of dollars from aid packages that were intended to help the Palestinian people. However, Carter's comment appears to dismiss the years of death and destruction perpetrated by Hamas on the Jewish State. One of the first statements made by...
  • The World’s Worst Disease (Not AIDS, Not Cancer)

    12/08/2005 1:58:44 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 16 replies · 3,265+ views
    Forbes Magazine ^ | 11/22/2005 | Rick Karlgaard
    This editorial is two weeks old but still worth reading .. ------------------------------- The World’s Worst Disease It is not AIDS or Avian Flu. It is a monstrously flawed idea. The sickest thinking and the source of human misery throughout the ages is based on a belief that: 1. The earth is running out of resources 2. People consume more than they contribute 3. Wealth is a zero sum distribution game History overwhelmingly refutes these ideas, or else humankind would still be living in caves, sharpening its spears for the hunt. Our lives would be brutal and short, lasting on average...
  • Putting the worst possible faces...

    10/30/2005 9:09:47 AM PST · by crushelits · 4 replies · 501+ views
    Crushelits ^ | October, 30 2005 | Crushelits
    Look at the main stream media and how they portray VP Cheney and others... Reuters and the main stream media do their best to make them look mean & bad...       and son on... Very few pictures like this one...
  • 'Worst GM pollution incident' vanishes

    08/08/2005 5:53:14 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 718+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-9-2005 | Roger Highfield
    'Worst GM pollution incident' vanishes By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 09/08/2005) What was billed by the media as the world's worst incident of pollution by genetically-engineered crops, one that provoked a row among scientists, has vanished, says a study published today. Four years ago, researchers reported finding cobs of genetically modified maize in Oaxaca, Mexico, suggesting that GM maize (corn) from the US had invaded a traditional maize variety. In a country whose culture and identity are linked to maize - the crop was developed there thousands of years ago - the thought of GM varieties that could contaminate...
  • The worst bill you have never heard of

    06/24/2005 3:01:44 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 32 replies · 1,141+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 6 23 05 | Tim Chapman
    Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) has introduced a bill called the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2005, S.147. Akaka wants to extend the government's policy of self-governance and self-determination to Native Hawaiians. He, and fellow Hawaiian Senator Inouye intend to do this by creating a race-based and racially separate government for Native Hawaiians. Under S. 147 Native Hawaiians would be under the federal Indian law system and would be designated as a "tribe." This new race-based government would have jurisdiction over 20 percent of Hawaii's citizens as well as 400,000 citizens nationwide. This would be the first time in our...
  • CA: Time magazine ranks Murphy among 3 worst big-city mayors (San Diego)

    04/18/2005 9:35:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 961+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 4/18/05 | Matthew T. Hall
    Four million copies of Time magazine hit the streets today naming San Diego Mayor Dick Murphy one of the three worst big-city mayors in America. Murphy defiantly dismissed the designation and counterpunched the country's top-selling news magazine from his driveway yesterday. "People should be proud of what we have accomplished in this city," he said. "Tell Time magazine that they just don't understand what's going on." Murphy said more negative national news won't affect tourism or the city's faltering financial outlook, but he said it could jeopardize business recruitment and the chances of being picked as the headquarters for the...
  • Bill Clinton's Worst Crimes (Bombed Iraq every other day, over one million Iraqis starved)

    04/02/2005 4:40:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies · 3,497+ views
    The Ornery ^ | 1/26/01 | David L. Harten
    Clinton's Worst Crimes By David L. Harten January 26, 2001 President Clinton was impeached for the wrong crimes. Unlike most Republicans, I never thought Clinton should have been impeached for his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Yes, it was immoral, but as my wife likes to say, Americans elected him to be President, not Pope. At the beginning of the impeachment drive, I agreed with those who argued, "Nobody died because of Clinton's extramarital affair." Surely, I thought, other Presidents had done much worse actions that had cost people's lives. However, Clinton's later acts to distract Americans from his extramarital affair...
  • Message from Venezuela: Carter Center Stay Home!

    02/22/2005 8:26:07 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 469+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Feb. 22, 2005 | Miguel Octavio
    ...Venezuelans would prefer at this time if the Carter Center stayed away from our country. The role the Center played in the recall referendum, before and after it, left a very bitter taste in all of those like me, who are certain that the outcome was fraudulent. ... Carter ... did not demand that the CNE do the “hot audits” on August 16th. ... There are lies in the reports from the Carter Center, such as that the boxes containing the ballots never left their sight. Thus, Venezuelans in the opposition think the Carter Center failed them completely by being...
  • Venezuela Alarm: Carter Center back in Caracas - the shame of it

    02/22/2005 8:03:12 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 485+ views
    Venezuela News and Views ^ | Feb. 22, 2005 | Daniel Duquenal
    Bwahahahah!!! Gasp! Bwahahahahahahah! (tears of laughter, blogger convulsing on the floor subject to one of the biggest laugh attacks recorded in blogdom). (Breathe, breathe deeply, garner composure, start writing again) Today we learn that Jennifer Mc Coy of the Carter Center will brave Venezuela to offer help in consolidating peace and democracy! The nerve! What is in store for us? Are they going to approve the new judicial system whose near uniform composition will ensure "peace" through a "uniform justice" (pun intended)? Will they offer to monitor the 2006 elections to validate yet another "fair" Chavez victory? ... I have...
  • California schools 3rd-worst in nation

    01/04/2005 9:00:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies · 2,832+ views
    Long Beach Press-Telegram ^ | 1/4/05 | Kevin Butler
    LONG BEACH — California public schools continue to fall behind most of their peers in academic achievement, teacher pay and school spending, according to a report released Monday. The 258-page report by the Santa Monica-based RAND Corporation says that the California school system has greatly worsened since the 1970s, citing factors such as poor school facilities and long-term underfunding. "Californians were once proud of their state's public (kindergarten through 12th grade) education system," wrote the study's five authors, "but there have been signs in the last few decades that the system has slipped badly relative to its own past performance...
  • GameSpot's Best and Worst Video Games of 2004

    12/18/2004 6:56:39 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 81 replies · 3,926+ views
    GameSpot ^ | 12-14-04 | Tor Thorsen
    With 2005 just around the corner, it is almost time once again for GameSpot's ninth annual Best and Worst of the Year Awards. The Awards begin this Friday night, with our Year in Review news roundup, and coverage of the finalists in the Dubious Honors, Genre Awards, Platform Awards, and Special Achievement Awards categories. Then, starting this weekend, GameSpot will start handing out medals to the winners of the Special Achievement Awards (Saturday, December 18) and Dubious Honors (Sunday, December 19). Next week will see the winners in the Genre Awards (Monday, December 20) and the Platform Awards (Tuesday, December...
  • WORKER SAFETY, the Best of the Worst...Enjoy (vanity)

    12/08/2004 8:42:27 AM PST · by crushelits · 14 replies · 1,010+ views
    crushelits | Dec. 08, 2004 | crushelits
    Safety, the Best of the Worst Improvisation at its Best FIRST PRIZE SECOND PRIZE THIRD PRIZE FOURTH PRIZE FIFTH PRIZE SIXTH PRIZE     SEVENTH PRIZE
  • 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!
  • Najaf Sees Worst Fighting Since 2003

    08/06/2004 1:57:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 811+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/04 | Abdul Hussein el-Obeidi - AP
    NAJAF, Iraq - U.S. helicopter gunships and fighter jets pounded Iraqi insurgents hiding in a sprawling cemetery Friday in the most intense fighting in this Shiite holy city since the fall of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). The U.S. military said 300 militants were killed in the past two days. The clashes between coalition forces and militant Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army flared in Shiite communities across the country, killing dozens of other Iraqis, according to Iraqi officials and the militants. The fighting threatened to re-ignite the bloody, two-month Shiite insurrection that broke out in April — and...
  • CNN is not reporting the Republican primary vote count.

    02/15/2004 6:41:46 PM PST · by Varmint Al · 13 replies · 224+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/15/4 | Varmint Al
    PRIMARY RESULTS: New Hampshire - January 27 Democratic Presidential: Modified closed primary 27 total delegates* -- 22 tied to January 27 primary State Information: 4 electoral votes 690,159 registered voters as of November 2002 -- 25.6% Dem., 36.7% Rep., 37.7% unaffiliated SpatiaLogic maps of primary results This page represents results, including delegate count, reported immediately after each state's contest. More > RACE STATUS CANDIDATE VOTES VOTE% DEL PRECINCTS LOCAL EXIT POLL New Hampshireupdated: 3:06 p.m., February 12 Kerry 84,229 39% 13 100% reporting results by county voter survey results   Dean 57,788 26% 9   Clark 27,254 13% 0...
  • Hillary's Book Makes "10 Worst" List

    12/23/2003 5:37:21 PM PST · by LisaMalia · 48 replies · 154+ views
  • Those who are hoping for the worst in Iraq

    07/04/2003 10:23:05 AM PDT · by dalereed · 82 replies · 540+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 7/4/2003 | Joseph Perkins
    <p>During a vice presidential visit to San Diego in 1970, the late Spiro Agnew famously remarked, "In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism."</p> <p>Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who served alongside Agnew in the Nixon administration, might be inclined to agree with his one-time colleague. Especially after his Pentagon press briefing this week.</p> <p>"Can you remind us again why this is not a quagmire?" asked one wag. "And can you tell us why you're so reluctant to say that what's going on in Iraq now is a guerrilla war?"</p>
  • CA: Assembly speaker prepares for worst - Wesson

    02/20/2003 9:00:02 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 352+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/20/03 | Margaret Talev
    <p>Herb Wesson says he's still angry about Steve Peace's "crack cocaine" remark.</p> <p>Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson said Wednesday he is doubtful that Republicans will ever come to the table to negotiate a budget deal this year.</p> <p>Given that possibility, the Democratic leader from Culver City said he has instructed staff to research just how a long-term standoff could affect California's ability to provide services on a range of government programs.</p>
  • U.S. Economy in Worst Hiring Slump in 20 Years

    02/05/2003 3:55:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 409+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/5/03 | David Leonhardt - NYT
    The American economy has fallen into its worst hiring slump in almost 20 years, and many business executives say they remain unsure when it will end. With economic growth having slowed to less than 1 percent in recent months, about one million people appear to have dropped out of the labor force, neither working nor looking for a job, according to government figures. The surge in discouraged workers is the most significant since the months immediately following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and it suggests that the pain of joblessness is worsening even though the nation's official unemployment rate, which...
  • Canberra In Panic As Four Die In 'Worst Bushfires Ever'

    01/19/2003 3:38:02 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 292+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-20-2003 | Kathy Marks
    Canberra in panic as four die in 'worst bushfires ever' By Kathy Marks in Melbourne 20 January 2003 Thick smoke blanketed the Australian capital, Canberra, yesterday and a layer of ash coated the white Parliament building after forest fires raced into the city, killing four people and destroying 400 homes. Emergency services remained on high alert as authorities warned that hot, windy weather forecast for today could whip up flames that are still burning in bushland around the city. More than 1,000 people remained in evacuation centres, while others were allowed to return to the wreckage of their suburban homes....
  • ‘This is the worst night I have had’

    11/06/2002 8:48:00 AM PST · by patent · 50 replies · 283+ views
    Argus Leader ^ | 11/06/2002 | DAVID KRANZ
    ‘This is the worst night I have had’By DAVID KRANZArgus Leaderpublished: 11/06/2002 Daschle ponders changes power shift will bring A power shift in the U.S. Senate will bring some noticeable changes, including a more aggressive attitude toward Saddam Hussein, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said Wednesday. Daschle lost his leadership position soon after Republicans took control of the Senate in a surprising national election night success. “It is too early to tell what will happen on Iraq, but you will probably see a far more hawkish position, and confrontational tone to their approach,” Daschle said. Daschle credited President Bush...
  • Crystal meth use here called worst in nation

    10/12/2002 11:13:08 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 13 replies · 444+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Saturday, October 12, 2002 | Karen Blakeman
    <p>Hawai'i has the worst crystal meth problem in the country and it is destroying families and communities, U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo said yesterday.</p> <p>Meth users who support their habits through burglaries, shopliftings, robberies, purse snatchings and car thefts have helped to raise Hawai'i's larceny-theft rate to the highest in the United States, Kubo said.</p>
  • Ranking of 250 Jobs by Jobs Almanac

    05/10/2002 12:41:33 PM PDT · by geaux · 60 replies · 2,319+ views
    http://www.egguevara.com ^ | May 10, 2002 | The Jobs Almanac
    1. Web site manager 2. Actuary 3. Computer Systems Analyst 4. Software engineer 5. Mathematician 6. Computer programmer 7. Accountant 8. Industrial engineer 9. Hospital administrator 10. Web developer 11. Paralegal assistant 12. Parole officer 13. Meteorologist 14. Technical writer 15. Medical secretary 16. Medical technologist 17. Financial planner 18. Medical laboratory technician 19. Astronomer 20. Historian 21. Postal inspector 22. Dental hygienist 23. Biologist 24. Insurance underwriter 25. Sociologist 26. Urban/regional planner 27. Physiologist 28. Bank officer 29. Broadcast technician 30. Agency director 31. Dental laboratory technician 32. Statistician 33. Motion picture editor 34. Audiologist 35. Industrial engineer 36....