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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 11/14/07 |
    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 ^ | 11-27-06 | Hampton Roads
    So many awful movies, so little time. We canít 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?