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  • Year-End Freeper Poll -- What are Your Top 10 Music choices of 2011?

    11/29/2011 11:01:50 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 30 replies
    Nov. 29
    2011 was a great year for music, IMO. What have you purchased or listened to this year that you liked? My list is mostly Americana-type music and were all released in 2011-- but feel free to add anything. I haven't listened to a large volume of music, but these are the ones I keep coming back to. Some are obscure, some are well-known. 1. Tristen -- Charletons at the Garden Gate 2. Eilen Jewell -- Queen of the Minor Key 3. Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers -- Starlight Hotel 4. Ray Manzarek & Roy Rogers -- Translucent Blues...
  • Dave Barry's Year in Review: 2009

    12/29/2009 2:01:18 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 29 replies · 1,145+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | December 26, 2009 | Dave Barrt
    Excerpts: JANUARY...The No. 1 item on the agenda is fixing the economy, so the new administration immediately sets about the daunting task of trying to nominate somebody -- anybody -- to a high-level government post who actually remembered to pay his or her taxes. Among those who forgot this pesky chore is Obama's nominee for Treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, who sheepishly admits that he failed to pay $35,000 in federal self-employment taxes. He says that the error was a result of his using TurboTax, which he also blames for his involvement in an eight-state spree of bank robberies. He is...
  • Iraq oil-for-food papers available until year end

    03/24/2006 9:47:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 392+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/24/06 | Evelyn Leopold
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N.-established panel that investigated the Iraq oil-for-food program will stay open until the end of the year to allow prosecutors access to its documents, the United Nations said on Friday. Investigators and prosecutors from 28 countries have already requested documents from the Independent Inquiry Committee since it released its final report on October 27, said Michael Holtzman, spokesman for the IIC, whose Manhattan office has been reduced to a skeletal staff. The IIC had been scheduled to close at the end of this month. The panel, headed by former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker,...
  • Pope Recalls 'Fright' at Being Elected

    12/22/2005 11:16:30 AM PST · by ELS · 11 replies · 377+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 22, 2005 | Nicole Winfield
    Vatican City - Pope Benedict XVI recalled the "fright" he felt at being elected pope, telling cardinals during his year-end speech Thursday that he never imagined he would be chosen and only agreed to it because he had great faith in God.Benedict reviewed what he called the "great events" that affected the Roman Catholic Church in 2005, highlighting the suffering and death of Pope John Paul II, the 40th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the World Youth Day celebrations in Cologne, Germany.He left the April 19 conclave that elected him pope to the end of the lengthy speech,...
  • PERSEVERE

    12/30/2004 7:35:51 PM PST · by CyberAnt · 11 replies · 539+ views
    Mullings.com E-Mail ^ | Friday, December 31, 2004 | Rich Galen
    I think we can agree on this: 2004 was not the best year that ever was. There was precious little to recommend 2004 as "my favorite year." Election results - In the US, Afghanistan and the Ukraine - pretty much cover the positive news. In January, when I was in Baghdad, a huge explosion killed dozens of people just outside one of the main gates leading into the Green Zone. As the year ended a wave of Biblical proportions killed so many people that - that it defies comprehension. In between it was like the 1959 Kingston Trio song, "The...
  • Doc Farmer's End of the Year Bric-a-Brac

    12/29/2004 12:34:40 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 310+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | DECEMBER 29, 2004 | DOC FARMER
    This is sort of a quiet time of year for most people. Most news organizations do that tired old “that was the year that was” review, telling you all the stuff that you went through in the previous twelve months, as if your attention spans had been MTV’d down to around the goldfish level. You’re still sorting through all the wrapping paper you used at Christmas, hoping that your local Earth Liberation Front cell doesn’t get back at you for your blatant destruction of the forests by burning your house down. You’re still recovering from having relatives come and visit...
  • Your nomination for the "BEST THREAD OF 2002"

    12/31/2002 10:31:43 AM PST · by ken5050 · 109 replies · 419+ views
    one man's opinion....
    There have been the usual number of year-end threads, some vanity, some taken from the media, regarding the events, and people of 2002..but it's time for your nominations for THE BEST THREAD OF 2002......