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  • Exene Cervenka's Tweets Calling Isla Vista Shooting a Hoax Inspire a Blogging Rampage [Gun Control]

    06/01/2014 4:03:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | Nate Jackson
    Fans of Exene Cervenka must be feeling a little torn right now. On the one hand, her ability to thumb her nose at convention and question the status quo are what make her punk rock royalty. But then you go and read her Twitter feed yesterday and realize there's a definite line between revolutionary and wacky. The Weekly's former columnist (Ask Exene/ Exene Says) took to Twitter yesterday posting a few links to truther videos about the shooting rampage that occurred last week near UC Santa Barbara, saying she was "sick of these hoaxes." Not surprisingly, the tweets have inspired...
  • Tim Ralston Reveals The X Caliber Shotgun Gauge Adapter

    03/28/2013 2:35:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/28/13 | GEARUPCHANNELGEARUPCHANNEL
    Tim Ralston, Survival Expert Founder of Gear Up and International Spokesman for NatGeo's Doomsday Preppers, reveals the ultimate survival rifle system...the X-Caliber. WHAT IS X CALIBER?: X Caliber is the most versatile Gauge Adapter system in the world. It allows you to shoot 11 different caliber rounds from one shooting platform: a single-shot 12 gauge shotgun. Each X Caliber adapter is made from 7 inches of 4140 chromoly steel. Each adapter is also rifled to increase accuracy. WHAT GAUGES X CALIBER FIRES: The calibers of ammunition that the X Caliber can fire include: .22LR / 38 special / .357 /...
  • X [Newly Unearthed Obama Video from 2002]

    10/03/2012 4:16:30 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | OCTOBER 3, 2012 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    Crediting Morgen Richmond, Patterico has posted a video clip of Barack Obama speaking at a 2002 University of Chicago Martin Luther King Day Memorial. The video of the full speech is posted here. Patterico characterizes it as “by and large…a nice speech by a rising politician. Obama speaks about the need for empathy in society, about taking responsibility for our actions, and the audacity of hope….But,” Patterico holds, “there are a few times when the mask slips, just a little.” Paterrico points in particular to one of the most provocative parts of Obama’s speech, of which he has posted the...
  • Coulter on Obama’s urban accent: 'He just turns it on and suddenly we’ve got Malcolm X speaking

    10/03/2012 9:03:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/3/12 | Jeff Poor
    On Mark Levin’s radio show Tuesday, conservative commentator Ann Coulter questioned President Barack Obama’s suggestion that he is a product of a racist society, and that he is an appropriate messenger to counteract that racism. Coulter, author of “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama,” offered he analysis prior to the publication of a Daily Caller exclusive video on the Fox News Channel, which showed then-Sen. Barack Obama portraying himself as something different than he is now. “Obama is such a fraud,” Coulter said. “He grew up in a ‘Beverly Hills, 90210′ existence, but he’s just desperate to have...
  • Weather Wars?

    09/01/2005 6:09:36 AM PDT · by al_c · 23 replies · 839+ views
    weatherwars.info ^ | Scott Stevens
    "Others are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves. So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations.It's real, and that's the reason why we have to intensify our efforts, and that's why this is so important." [Secretary of Defense William Cohen at an April 1997 counterterrorism conference sponsored by former Senator Sam Nunn. Quoted from DoD News Briefing, Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Q&A at the...
  • ZetaTalk: Whiplash

    12/30/2005 5:47:27 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies · 5,784+ views
    ZetaTalk ^ | written Apr 14, 2004 | Nancy Lieder
    What is the effect on the Earth, currently swept into the arms of Planet X periodically by the Sweeping Arms of the Sun, when more planets crowd up to the stop sign, and halt, due to the massive Repulsion Force issues presented by Planet X standing before them. Planet X is 23 times as massive, this mass not reflected in the mere diameter of this interloper, which is only 4 times as broad as Venus or Earth or the Earth’s Dark Twin, all of which are approximately the same size. The Sweeping Arms normally just propel the planets in the...
  • Quanell X: 'If you shoot one more black man in Bellaire, your city will go up in flames'

    Local activist Quanell X organized a protest Wednesday outside the Bellaire Police Department. "This cop is a criminal, this cop should be in jail," Quanell X said. “If you shoot one more black man in Bellaire in cold blood, then your damn city will go up in flames.” “Call Obama,” someone yelled out in response.
  • Hummer vandal called 'eco-terrorist'

    09/22/2008 3:26:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies · 340+ views
    WFAA ^ | 9/22/2008 | Janet St. James
    SOUTHLAKE — Tips keep pouring into Southlake police after releasing the now-infamous video of a gray-haired man using a key to vandalize a Hummer. The crime was captured on the vehicle's own surveillance system, which had been installed because it had previously been defaced in a similar way. There have been no arrests yet, but there is legitimate speculation that this could be a case of suburban eco-terrorism against a certain gas-guzzling SUV. Police say they don't yet know the identity of the man videotaped using his key to gouge "X" marks into the side of a Hummer. But the...
  • Los Angeles - Helicopter crashes on 110 Freeway, killing one

    01/26/2008 12:13:11 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 19 replies · 7,978+ views
    Excerpt - A helicopter crashed on the southbound Harbor Freeway in South Los Angeles just before 11 p.m. on Friday, killing its sole occupant and halting traffic for miles, authorities said. The aircraft slammed into the 110 Freeway near Century Boulevard, according to Ron Myers of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Firefighters who responded found a small, single- or double-engine helicopter burning and extinguished the flames. ~ snip ~
  • Saudis May Ban Letter ‘X’

    01/16/2007 8:55:08 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 70 replies · 2,095+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Monday, Jan. 15, 2007 | NewsMax.com Staff
    Saudis May Ban Letter ‘X’ Monday, Jan. 15, 2007 A group of Islamic clergy in Saudi Arabia has condemned the letter "X” because of its similarity to a hated banned symbol – the cross. The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, which has the ultimate say in all legal, civil and governance matters in the kingdom, issued a fatwa, or religious edict, against the "X.” It came in response to a Ministry of Trade query about whether a Saudi businessman could be granted trademark protection for a new service with the English name "Explorer.” The request...
  • Will Saudis Ban the Letter ‘X'? [Exxon is worried]

    01/15/2007 8:28:56 AM PST · by aculeus · 95 replies · 2,709+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | January 15, 2007 | BY YOUSSEF IBRAHIM
    The letter "X" soon may be banned in Saudi Arabia because it resembles the mother of all banned religious symbols in the oil kingdom: the cross. The new development came with the issuing of another mind-bending fatwa, or religious edict, by the infamous Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice — the group of senior Islamic clergy that reigns supreme on all legal, civil, and governance matters in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The commission's damning of the letter "X" came in response to a Ministry of Trade query about whether it should grant trademark protection to...
  • 'Give Santa the sack - he's not the real thing'

    11/25/2006 4:16:39 AM PST · by MadIvan · 62 replies · 1,715+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | November 25, 2006 | ALLAN HALL
    GERMANS and Austrians are uniting against a kindly old man who brings joy to children all over the world. Their call: Ban Santa.Campaigners in both countries claim Father Christmas is an invention of the Coca-Cola company in the United States and should be ditched. In Austria, "Pro Christkind" - it means "For Christ Child" - want images of the baby Jesus and St Nicholas to replace the white-haired, portly old man dressed in red and white, who they see as symbolic of the commercialisation of Christmas. Their campaign, with a logo featuring a picture of Santa with a red line...
  • Suspect and A Setback In Al-Qaeda Anthrax Case - Scientist With Ties To Group Goes Free

    10/31/2006 2:52:25 PM PST · by RDTF · 19 replies · 1,031+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2006 | Joby Warrick
    In December 2001, as the investigation into the U.S. anthrax attacks was gathering steam, coalition soldiers in Afghanistan uncovered what appeared to be an important clue: a trail of documents chronicling an attempt by al-Qaeda to create its own anthrax weapon. The documents told of a singular mission by a scientist named Abdur Rauf, an obscure, middle-aged Pakistani with alleged al-Qaeda sympathies and an advanced degree in microbiology. Using his membership in a prestigious scientific organization to gain access, Rauf traveled through Europe on a quest, officials say, to obtain both anthrax spores and the equipment needed to turn them...
  • The New Malcolm X? (John Walker Lindh)

    04/08/2006 6:47:52 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 1,005+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-9-2006 | Philip Sherwell
    The new Malcolm X? By Philip Sherwell (Filed: 09/04/2006) The Federal Correctional Complex on the edge of the southern Californian town of Victorville is a grim, inhospitable place. Its squat concrete blocks are surrounded first by walls and barbed wire fences and then by the scrubby expanse of the Mojave Desert. The prison sits just off Route 66, the highway where Nat King Cole famously invited travellers to "get your kicks". But this stretch of the road, lined by ugly cement factories and crumbling wooden shacks, could not be further from its romantic image. Converted: John Walker Lindh It is...
  • Top 10 April Fools' Pranks to Play at Work

    03/31/2006 10:17:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies · 16,227+ views
    Careerbuilder.com ^ | March 31, 2006 | By Kate Lorenz, CareerBuilder.com Editor
    Time to dust off the whoopee cushions and hand buzzers. April Fools' Day is here and there's no better place for wisecracks and shenanigans than at work. In its annual April Fools' Day survey, CareerBuilder.com found 33 percent of workers have played a practical joke on a co-worker and 17 percent are planning office tricks for this year's holiday. Although it might be thrilling to finally one-up the office funnyman, pranks also help beat something that's no laughing matter: workplace stress. More than half of workers reported working under stress in another CareerBuilder.com survey. Stress and worry on the job...
  • 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
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t 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: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s 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...
  • CNN Fires Switch Board Employee Who Berated Callers!!

    11/24/2005 7:22:54 PM PST · by Minus_The_Bear · 178 replies · 6,286+ views
    The following is an update from Daily Pundit who has chronicled the UNBELIEVABLE behavior of CNN employees in the wake of the X/Cheney incident. A switch board operator who berated callers to CNN telling them "Bush and Cheney should stop lying" and that "Putting the X over Cheney's face was freedom of speach" has been fired by CNN. This has been confirmed! Visit this link to hear the tape. I just got off the phone with Laurie Goldberg, Senior Vice President for Public Relations with CNN. Her statement confirms the authenticity of the tape recording and reveals the actions CNN...
  • The X -is of Evil= CNN & the Cheney "X"

    11/24/2005 9:50:46 AM PST · by backhoe · 39 replies · 2,233+ views
    various FR links & stories | 11-24-05 | the heavy equipment guy
     CNN's Bogus Answer About The Video Switcher. You Can Do What Was Done To Cheney Deliberately     CNN and the Cheney X: Response to Complaint call to CNN hints it may have been intetntional    Cheney's video really was an accident?  http://www.dailypundit.com/graphics/cnncall.wav        CNN Apologizes for X on Cheney's Face(CNN & the "X" over Cheney: keeping alive a lie) http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/weblog.phpCNN's Big Mistake Bill Quick at Daily Pundit has a report on CNN’s airing of an ‘X’ over live video of Vice President Cheney—including an audiotape that, if verified, is a real bombshell.  Michelle Malkin was all over this...
  • CNN's Bogus Answer About The Video Switcher. You Can Do What Was Done To Cheney Deliberately

    11/24/2005 6:59:53 AM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 78 replies · 2,681+ views
    11/24/05 | Doctor Raoul
    CNN'a story neglects to say that it could have been done manually, but that they had ruled that out somehow. I once was a control room operator for a live TV production and though it was over 30 years ago, I remember how I could manually reproduce what was done to Cheney. One way you switch between video sources to select the one to go out over the air to move the "wiper". It looks like a T-handled lever, like an automatic transmission lever on your car's console. Except, instead of being one handle, it's split down the middle into...
  • CNN and the Cheney X: Response to Complaint call to CNN hints it may have been intetntional

    11/23/2005 4:02:13 PM PST · by BushMeister · 33 replies · 1,979+ views
    Daily Pundit ^ | 11/23/05 | Daily Pundit
    This is a wave file of a complaint call in to CNN Headline News. The CNN person claims the black X over Vice President Dick Cheney's face was an example of "freedom of speech". The CNN person says someone at CNN was "making a statement", and that Bush is a liar.
  • Cheney "X" Situation Similar to "RATS" Ad in 2000 (VIDEO)

    11/22/2005 5:56:28 PM PST · by ianschwartz · 56 replies · 2,076+ views
    Blogs for Bush ^ | Matt Margolis
    There's been a lot of questions about the 'X' appearing over Vice President Cheney during a live speech on CNN yesterday... Was it intentional? Was it a glitch? I could see it being a glitch, but the way CNN has responded to it, they don't seem all that concerned about it. Still, it is interesting to note that everything being alleged by Drudge or others about the intent of the 'X' sounds quite similar to what was being said by CNN during the 2000 campaign where 'RATS' appeared on screen for a fraction of a second in a Republican National...
  • CNN: 'IT WAS A COMPUTER BUG'

    11/22/2005 9:43:43 AM PST · by conservative in nyc · 178 replies · 6,033+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 11/22/05 | Matt Drudge
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX TUE NOV 22, 2005 11:54:02 ET XXXXX CNN: 'IT WAS A COMPUTER BUG' 'IT IS NOT SOMETHING WE CAN RE-CREATE TO SHOW YOU HOW IT HAPPENED' CNN on Tuesday morning hoped to explain how and why a black 'X' flashed over Vice President Dick Cheney's face during a live speech. The startling 'X' flashes over Cheney's face were first revealed by the DRUDGE REPORT. One top White House source expressed concern about what was aired: "Is someone in Atlanta trying to tell us something?" CNN transcript: CNN anchor/reporter Daryn Kagan: "I have come back into the...
  • CNN SENIOR MANAGEMENT LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO CHENEY "X" - Control Room Staffer Laughed

    11/22/2005 6:11:06 AM PST · by rabair · 291 replies · 12,536+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 11-22-05 | Matt Drudge
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX TUE NOV 22, 2005 08:25:48 ET XXXXX **Exclusive** CNN SENIOR MANAGEMENT LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION OF CHENEY 'X'; CONTROL ROOM STAFFER 'LAUGHED' WHEN X FLASHED CNN management has launched an internal investigation into how a giant black 'X' mark appeared over Vice President Dick Cheney's face -- as he delivered a speech from Washington on Monday! "We are taking this matter very, very seriously, and I can assure you no one at this network would ever deliberately place an 'X' over the vice president's face," a top CNN source, who asked not to be named at this time,...
  • CNN MARKS CHENEY: NETWORK FLASHES 'X' OVER VP'S FACE DURING LIVE SPEECH

    11/21/2005 6:27:44 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 674 replies · 59,463+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | November 21, 2005
  • Terrible Flight Experiences (Vanity)

    09/16/2005 12:56:14 PM PDT · by Maximus of Texas · 99 replies · 4,139+ views
    On the flight home this morning, I was unfortunate enough to have a bleeder sit next to me. By bleeder, I mean he was invading my space because he was large and his body was spilling over into my seat. I've seen worse cases than what I had today but let's hear your experiences.
  • FREEP: Oppose Google's Plan to Give News Agency Status to the International Solidarity Movement/ISM

    08/09/2005 6:32:53 PM PDT · by forty_years · 16 replies · 821+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | August 9, 2005 | netWMD, LLC
    Contents IntroductionWhat is the PSM/ISM?ISM Rewriting History ACT NOW! - OPPOSE GOOGLE'S PLAN Automatically send emails opposing Google's planSign a petition Introduction According to Lee Kaplan, writing for FrontPageMagazine.com: The Internet giant Google will give news agency status to the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), according to an anonymous source at Google. If true, the ISM—an affiliate of the anarchist/communist wing of the PLO—would be on par with professional news services such as CNN, Fox, and Associated Press. … The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and the Palestinian Solidarity Movement (PSM) are related and interconnected organizations that have one goal: the...
  • What Do the Terrorists Want?

    07/26/2005 1:51:58 PM PDT · by forty_years · 15 replies · 794+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | July 26, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    What do Islamist terrorists want? The answer should be obvious, but it is not.A generation ago, terrorists did make clear their wishes. Upon hijacking three airliners in September 1970, for example, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine demanded, with success, the release of Arab terrorists imprisoned in Britain, Switzerland, and West Germany. Upon attacking the B'nai B'rith headquarters and two other Washington, D.C. buildings in 1977, a Hanafi Muslim group demanded the canceling of a feature movie, Mohammad, Messenger of God," $750 (as reimbursement for a fine), the turning over of the five men who had massacred the...
  • Whoo-Hoo! I did it. I accomplished a major goal in my life.

    05/05/2005 11:46:06 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 62 replies · 1,604+ views
    Free Republic Post ^ | today | Rodney King
    I did it!!! For years I have been tying to post an article during normal freeping hours that nobody would comment on for over an hour. It is quite a challenge really. FR has a wide range of interests, and if an article is too weird, then people will comment on its weirdness. Anyway, every few weeks I have been trying to find an article just so totally boring that there would be no reason for anyone to comment on it, and at the same time not be too weird as to merit a comment based on its weirdness. I...
  • George F. Kennan Dies at 101; Leading Strategist of Cold War

    03/17/2005 9:46:12 PM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 14 replies · 657+ views
    New York Times ^ | Mar 18, 2005 | TIM WEINER and BARBARA CROSSETTE
    George F. Kennan, the American diplomat who did more than any other envoy of his generation to shape United States policy during the cold war, died on Thursday night in Princeton, N.J. He was 101. Mr. Kennan was the man to whom the White House and the Pentagon turned when they sought to understand the Soviet Union after World War II. He conceived the cold-war policy of containment, the idea that the United States should stop the global spread of Communism by diplomacy, politics, and covert action - by any means short of war. As the State Department's first policy...
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    02/08/2005 2:00:09 PM PST · by coffee260 · 227 replies · 9,308+ views
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  • Democrats respond to GOP with more of Brand X (Pelican State politics & Howard Dean)

    02/03/2005 6:02:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 425+ views
    Livingston Parish News ^ | 2/03/05 | Jeff David
    Jeff David: Democrats respond to GOP with more of Brand X Let's pretend for a moment. Let's make believe we're all Democrats here. I know that's a stretch of the imagination in a parish that went for Bush with 77 percent, but even if you're a dyed-in-the-wool Republican, try to think for one moment like the opposition. Here you are. You're in Louisiana. You're an active Democrat. You got Mary Landrieu elected. You got Kathleen Blanco elected. But there's a strange feeling creeping over you. Like something is slipping away. Creeping old age? Yes, but everyone suffers from that. The...
  • NEEDED: A "Coming Home Network" for Traditional priests.

    08/04/2004 3:37:34 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 11 replies · 1,497+ views
    angelqueen.org ^ | 08-04-04 | Dr. Brian Kopp
    Recently the SSPX published a book titled "Priest, Where Is Thy Mass? Mass, Where Is Thy Priest." The SSPX mailed a free copy of the book to the Catholic priests in America, all 45,915 of them. Over 300 have actually begun correspondence with the priests involved and with the SSPX. A review of this book and discussion of the issues involved can be viewed on-line at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1173010/posts Unfortunately, with priests with whom I've discussed this book the common concern was that the book underestimates the first and primary hurdle for any priest, especially our retired priests. These priests need to...
  • Scientists Find Another PLANET in our solar system!

    03/16/2004 6:57:47 PM PST · by vannrox · 44 replies · 4,930+ views
    Space DOT com - Breaking News ^ | posted: 03:51 pm ET 15 March 2004 | By Robert Roy Britt Senior Science Writer
    Scientists Find Another Huge Mini-World in Outer Solar System The most distant object ever seen orbiting the Sun is nearly as large as Pluto, expanding astronomers notions of how the solar system formed and what resides in its outskirts. The round world is currently three times farther away than Pluto from the Sun, a distance that expands even further on its 10,000-year orbit. It sits in a part of the solar system that some astronomers had thought empty. It is redder and brighter than anything astronomers have seen in the outer solar system, and scientists don't know why. The object...
  • Tilly’s 9/11 story (Must read? You decide)

    09/13/2003 2:54:42 PM PDT · by dennisw · 79 replies · 1,324+ views
    lgf ^ | 9 12 2003 | tilly
    Tilly 9/13/2003 10:57AM PST September 11, 2001: I started my daily commute routine from my apartment at 76th and Lexington in Manhattan's Upper East Side to my World Trade Center (WTC) Tower 2 office. Getting to the 77th Street/Lexington Avenue subway station around my usual 7:40 a.m., I found that the downtown local was running late, but I was happy to see my three buddies on the train. They had the same commute as I did (they worked in WTC 1), and they were often feeling the morning effects of a previous night's socializing; I enjoyed teasing them on the...
  • Why Ecstasy Researcher Is Smiling

    09/12/2003 11:06:22 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 57 replies · 538+ views
    wired news ^ | 9 12 03 | Kristen Philipkoski
    <p>When the results of a widely publicized study last year showed that ecstasy could cause Parkinson's-like brain damage, it seemed unlikely that the drug would ever be considered a viable form of therapy.</p> <p>The drug, a staple among teen ravers, was considered by experts to be too dangerous to warrant further study.</p>
  • Gold Rises to Highest in Almost 7 Years

    09/09/2003 8:36:00 AM PDT · by AdamSelene235 · 34 replies · 244+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | September 9, 2003 | Bloomberg
    <p>Sept. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Gold rose to its highest price in almost seven years in London, topping $383 an ounce, as the yen and euro gained against the dollar, making bullion cheaper and spurring demand in Europe and Asia.</p> <p>The euro advanced 0.2 percent against the dollar, while the yen was 0.3 percent higher. Prices also rose before the second anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. Gold tends to rise at times of increasing political and financial concerns.</p>
  • Isabel becomes hurricane in Atlantic

    09/07/2003 9:33:20 AM PDT · by Dog Gone · 26 replies · 209+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 7, 2003
    MIAMI -- Isabel strengthened from a tropical storm into the fourth Atlantic hurricane of the season today, but forecasters said it was still several days from reaching land. Hurricane Fabian, meanwhile, was losing strength but gaining speed in the northern Atlantic, two days after plowing through Bermuda. Forecasters said the other major Atlantic storm, the tropical depression that passed over Florida Saturday, could strengthen back into Tropical Storm Henri. At 10 a.m. CDT, Isabel had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, just above the 74 mph threshold for a hurricane. The storm was 1,610 miles east of the Leeward Islands...
  • Burning Man counterculture seeks social, political influence

    09/01/2003 6:20:58 PM PDT · by MikalM · 29 replies · 811+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/1/03 | Don Thompson
    <p>Burning Man, the wild counterculture festival held annually in one of the nation's most remote areas, is coming to cities across America.</p> <p>It's time to try to influence the very culture against which this year's record 30,500 Burning Man participants rebelled, the phenomenon's founder and resident visionary said in an interview.</p>
  • Cops Say Camera Caught Driver Smoking Pot

    08/12/2003 12:13:12 PM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 91 replies · 1,188+ views
    Camera's first catch gets felony drug charge As Marcus D. Jackson smoked dope in a blue Chevy Caprice, he had no idea anyone was watching, police say. But about a block away, officers were monitoring his every move on a surveillance camera set up at Augusta and Pulaski to target crimes both serious and minor that bring down the neighborhood's quality of life. When they swooped in and arrested Jackson, the officers allegedly found $20 worth of pot and Ecstasy, a so-called "club drug," valued at $60. The 1:30 a.m. Saturday bust was the first one for Operation Disruption, which...
  • Windshield case: Was it murder? (Chante Mallard Murder Trial)

    06/22/2003 8:43:39 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 162 replies · 4,149+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram / 'StartleGram' ^ | June 22, 2003 | By Deanna Boyd and Melody McDonald
    Posted on Sat, Jun. 21, 2003 Windshield case: Was it murder?By Deanna Boyd and Melody McDonaldStar-Telegram staff writersFORT WORTH - A mile and a half. The curved stretch of dimly-lit highway and one exit were all that lay between Chante Jawan Mallard and her house in Fort Worth. Mallard trialChante Mallard's trial in the death of Gregory Biggs is expected to begin Monday in the 371st state District Court in Fort Worth. Court TV is scheduled to televise the proceedings. State District Judge James Wilson has placed a gag order on the lawyers and on others involved in the...
  • When Regimes Get the "X" - TIME Magazine Reprises WWII Cover for Saddam

    04/13/2003 4:29:41 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 244+ views
    TIME Magazine ^ | April 13, 2003
    During the first days of May 1945, the world did not quite know what had happened to Adolf Hitler. There was no shortage of rumors: he had been arrested by Gestapo chief Heinrich Himmler, he was on a U-boat headed for Japan, he had been killed by an exploding shell. What was known for certain was that Berlin was about to fall, and as TIME reported, "Adolf Hitler had been buried, dead or alive, in the rubble of his collapsing Third Reich." Unsure of what had happened to Hitler but certain that his rule was finished, TIME ran on...
  • Since I haven't contributed

    09/11/2002 10:35:40 AM PDT · by 2timothy3.16 · 627 replies · 3,315+ views
    9-11-2002 | self
    Since I am approaching my one year anniversary of being a "freeper" and since I have never contributed a dime to FR, jim or the republican party, I am going to beat the powers to be at FR and voluntarily leave, rather than have them come up with one of the cock and bull stories to ban me. Been fun,Bye
  • HONEST POLITICIANS

    07/12/2002 9:36:37 AM PDT · by LandofLincoln · 5 replies · 533+ views
    Show me a honest politician and I will show you someone who has never won an election.