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  • Pray for Our Sons and Daughters, the Iraqi insurgents (ZOT!)

    12/18/2004 6:56:12 AM PST · by Toby03 · 125 replies · 2,394+ views
    Life | 12/18/04 | Toby03
  • China Bans Nike Commercial as Insult to National Dignity

    12/06/2004 12:32:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies · 842+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 6, 2004 | Audra Ang
    BEIJING (AP) - China has banned a Nike television commercial showing U.S. basketball star LeBron James in a battle with an animated cartoon kung fu master, saying the ad insults Chinese national dignity. The commercial, titled "Chamber of Fear," was broadcast on local Chinese stations and on state television's national sports channel before being pulled last month. It shows James, the Cleveland Cavaliers' reigning NBA rookie of the year, in a video game-style setting defeating the kung fu master, two women in traditional Chinese attire and a pair of dragons, considered a sacred symbol in traditional Chinese culture. The advertisement...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of'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!
  • There Are Lessons In Unit’s Disobedience (go directly to jail, do not pass go, no 200.00)

    10/27/2004 8:36:47 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 13 replies · 802+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | October 27, 2004 | Ralf W. Zimmermann
    It came as a shock to me when a U.S. truck platoon of the 343rd Quartermaster Company refused orders to hit the road and deliver essential supplies to their comrades. Their reason: the trucks weren’t adequately maintained and the unit didn’t have adequate escort protection for the mission. As the 18-member Army Reserve platoon was placed under arrest for their refusal of a “suicide” mission, the Army rapidly shifted to damage control mode — “It’s an isolated incident . . . we’re investigating . . . the goods have been delivered.” The initial press positions differed. The reports reiterated that...
  • Clermont Yellow Ribbon = A MUST SEE!!!

    09/15/2004 4:16:51 PM PDT · by gortklattu · 25 replies · 1,331+ views
    Clermont Yellow Ribbon ^ | unknown | Clermont
    A video that requires Flash Player. Have your sound on and the hankie ready.
  • NASCAR changes rules to promote green-flag finishes ("Latest" rule change .. for now)

    07/16/2004 10:45:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 976+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 7/15/04 | Mike Harris - AP
    Yellow-flag finishes are all but finished in NASCAR. The sanctioning body said Thursday it will go to a green-white-checkered format, hoping all Nextel Cup and Busch series events will end with the cars racing. The new rule will take effect with the races July 24-25 at New Hampshire International Speedway. The truck series already has the rule in place. ``The green-white-checkered format is an attempt to achieve everyone's goals -- a green-flag finish,'' NASCAR president Mike Helton said. ``This change, hopefully, will provide competitive finishes in the relatively rare occasions it is warranted. ``This format has been successful in the...
  • Yellowcake: Joe Wilson Skating on Thin Ice

    07/14/2004 1:48:51 PM PDT · by stevejackson · 17 replies · 1,831+ views ^ | 7/14/2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    Yellowcake: Joe Wilson Skating on Thin Ice By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 14, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms Remember President Bush’s State of the Union Address in 2003? During his speech, Bush spoke of Iraqi attempts to buy uranium oxide -- now infamously known as “yellowcake” -- from Niger. The President’s assertion about a Nigerian uranium connection was attributed to British, not American, intelligence. Now, do you remember Joseph C. Wilson IV, the one-time CIA operative in Niger? He told the Washington Post that President Bush ignored his warning that it was “highly unlikely” that Iraq tried to buy yellowcake from Niger....
  • Manila to Withdraw from Iraq 'As Soon as Possible' (“In response to your request…”)

    07/12/2004 2:30:46 PM PDT · by dead · 127 replies · 4,302+ views
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The Philippines will withdraw its forces from Iraq (news - web sites) "as soon as possible," Philippine Deputy Foreign Minister Rafael Seguis said on Monday in a statement he read out on al Jazeera television. "In response to your request, the Philippines ... will withdraw its humanitarian forces as soon as possible," Seguis said according to al Jazeera's Arabic translation of his remarks. His statement was addressed to the group which is holding a Filipino driver hostage.
  • Spain rules out participation in NATO role in Iraq

    06/28/2004 9:34:45 AM PDT · by ellery · 23 replies · 182+ views
    AFP via Spacewar ^ | Jun 28, 2004
    ISTANBUL (AFP) NATO-member Spain on Monday ruled out playing any role in Iraq, just hours after the alliance promised to help train the Iraqi army to calm the violence-wracked country. "The Spanish government does not foreseee any participation in the process under way in Iraq, and in no circumstances any participation on Iraqi territory," Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told reporters here. He was replying to a question on whether Spain would help train the fledgling Iraqi army. Spain last month completed the withdrawal of its 1,400-strong military contingent in Iraq, fulfilling a pledge by the Socialist prime minister...
  • Jade Bear-Dragons Corroborate Yellow Emperor Legend

    05/08/2004 6:24:41 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 655+ views
    China.orgcn ^ | 5-8-2004 | Shao Da
    Jade Bear-Dragons Corroborate Yellow Emperor Legend For centuries Huangdi (the Yellow Emperor), legendary ruler and ancestor, lived only in the hearts and minds of the Chinese people and in the words of legends written down in antiquity. But in recent years, intriguing new clues have been emerging from the Neolithic Hongshan Culture. Over 5,000 years ago this was to be found in today's Liaoning Province and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Hongshan is world-famous for its many jade artifacts. Among these, it is the so-called bear-dragons unearthed in recent years that have provided the first hard archaeological evidence to add credence...
  • These Colors Don't Run

    03/16/2004 9:18:43 PM PST · by Registered · 26 replies · 825+ views
    Registered ^ | 03-17-04 | Registered-blanknoone
  • Official Portrait of the New Prime Minister of Spain Released

    03/15/2004 8:56:30 AM PST · by Registered · 62 replies · 786+ views
    RegisteredMedia ^ | 03.15.2004 | Registered
  • Spanish to Leave Iraq Unless UN Gives Backing (Spain has drawn the burqa on their butt)

    03/15/2004 3:39:06 AM PST · by twntaipan · 44 replies · 177+ views ^ | March 15, 2004
    <p>March 15 (Bloomberg) -- Spain's 1,300 soldiers in the U.S.- led coalition in Iraq will be withdrawn unless there is a United Nations mandate requesting their presence, Prime Minister-elect Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said today.</p> <p>He said the Spanish troops would leave Iraq by the coalition's June 30 deadline for the handover of power to Iraqis.</p>
  • First French Troops Surrender In Haiti

    03/02/2004 4:25:53 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies · 290+ views
    First French Troops Surrender In Haiti - March 1st 2004 After spending at least five minutes in action in Haiti, it has been reported that the first group of French troops have surrendered, when an elderly local woman approached them in an “almost menacing manner.” It is believed they are currently being held hostage, having to endure stories about how much life was better in the old days, and being force fed home cooked cakes. The French Government has so far been unable to contact the woman holding their troops, but insists it will use only their bravest diplomats to...
  • Ohio state law requires people convicted of DUI to use yellow and scarlet license plates

    02/02/2004 4:22:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 4,556+ views
    Cincinnati Post ^ | 12/31/03 | Jeanne Houck
    By Jeanne Houck Post staff reporter Impaired drivers in Ohio face a new humiliation. Beginning at midnight, a new state law goes into effect that requires people convicted of operating a vehicle under the influence -- even first-time offenders -- to use yellow and scarlet license plates if they are given driving privileges.
  • Canary-colored undies just fly out of the store

    12/30/2003 7:11:07 AM PST · by putupon · 8 replies · 231+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Dec 30, 2003 | CLOE CABRERA
    <p>TAMPA, Fla. In the days leading up to the new year, Lina Pardo can't keep canary-colored underwear in stock at her lingerie business.</p> <p>Even though the Colombian-born vendor ordered an extra shipment of yellow panties and bras, boxers and briefs, she's already sold out.</p>
  • The largest gathering of self-indulged, complete cowardice I have ever seen.

    11/04/2003 7:45:05 PM PST · by Michael Barnes · 12 replies · 201+ views ^ | today | none
    This thread has to be by far the largest nesting of complete wimps I have yet to uncover. I know Fark has a right leaning tendancy, but you should hear all the brave souls on this thread getting ready to hop ship.Quite honestly, I hope they do, I would shudder to think that even half of them would serve in my beloved Armed Service.
  • Does yellow make the man? A Eugene fashion victim seeks sartorial enlightenment

    09/24/2003 3:08:35 PM PDT · by bicycle thug · 2 replies · 332+ views ^ | September 24, 2003 | by Lewis Taylor
    Seems like yellow is everywhere these days. New York fashionistas have dubbed it one of the new colors to watch for, cyclist Lance Armstrong wore the yellow leader's jersey (the maillot jaune) throughout most of the Tour de France this summer and the nation's terror alert level is currently at ... you guessed it, yellow. Oh yeah, and then there's the University of Oregon football team, which has apparently been listening to Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and all the other designers who are predicting a yellow invasion come spring. Not only has the team wheeled out a new "lightning" yellow...
  • (TX Dem) Senators say some losing money, some missing family while away(at $159/night Marriott)

    07/30/2003 4:31:47 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 78 replies · 408+ views
    Fort Worth Startlegram/Les Miserables ^ | 7/30/03 | The usual liars at the AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Texas Democratic senators who fled to New Mexico to block a GOP-pushed redistricting bill said Wednesday their self-imposed exile carries financial and personal costs. Each of the 11 senators is paying for his or her stay in Albuquerque, said Sen. Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio, chairwoman of the Senate Democratic Caucus. The senators can use their own money or their campaign office holder accounts to pay for the trip. If they use their campaign accounts, their spending will be a matter of public record, Van de Putte said. "I've got three kids in college....

    07/23/2003 12:13:14 AM PDT · by kattracks · 12 replies · 183+ views
    New York Post - Page Six ^ | 7/23/03 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich & Chris Wilson
    <p>ROSIE O'Donnell's ego reared its obnoxious head at a planning session for the Broadway musical she's producing, leaving the show's creative team in a bewildered funk.</p> <p>When she left the TV and magazine worlds to focus on producing Boy George's "Taboo" on Broadway, many thought O'Donnell would settle down and stop being a self-described "bitch." But sources say she's still throwing fits.</p>
  • Lance Armstrong Begins Alps D'Huez Climb [Taking Yellow Jersey]

    07/13/2003 7:46:58 AM PDT · by ewing · 80 replies · 324+ views
    Lance just left the other riders in the dust on the Alps like he did against Ulrich in 2001.. same place This mountain stage has a 11.5 percent gradient, not for the weak of heart
  • National Terror Alert goes back to Yellow

    05/30/2003 11:23:40 AM PDT · by pittsburgh gop guy · 26 replies · 297+ views
    FEMA | 5/30/03 | Me
    The National Terror Alert is going back to Yellow. Breaking news, could not find a link to anything about it, even at FEMA's site. As of 2:20 Eastern Time, they still have Orange posted.:
  • The Yellow (by Rosie O'Donnell)

    05/14/2003 11:19:38 AM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 109 replies · 590+ views
    The Advocate ^ | May 27, 2003 | Rosie O'Donnell
    The Yellow By Rosie O’Donnell From The Advocate, May 27, 2003 So Michael Moore and Eminem won Oscars because the art they make is pure yellow. None better, more real, or true. Those in the audience voted for these two men—these outcasts—because they knew that if they didn’t, they would be cursed. See, no one knows where yellow comes from. How to make it has become a business but not a science. There is no surefire way to create it. And if you have ever been lucky enough to do so—the reason always somehow eludes. It’s magic. It’s real, true,...
  • Rosie Blames Fame for Weight [New Monthly Gay Column in Advocate Magazine]

    05/08/2003 2:52:43 PM PDT · by ewing · 38 replies · 530+ views
    Arizona Republic and Advocate Magazine ^ | May 13, 2003 | wire report staff
    Rosie O' Donnell blames fame for making her fat.O'Donnell writes in a column in the gay magazine 'The Advocate' that fame robbed her of her 'Yellow' which is her way of saying her energy or happiness. O'Donnell said she got 'bigger and sadder' as she became more 'starved for yellow.'O'Donnell's solution was to eat more and more.O'Donnell said the bigger she got, the angrier she felt.This is O'Donnell's first column since joining the Advocate as a regular contributor. It's in the May 13 issue.
  • Terrorist Threat Level Lowered to "Elevated"

    04/16/2003 7:34:02 AM PDT · by Brian S · 24 replies · 218+ views
    Last updated: April 16, 2003 The Homeland Security Advisory System is a means to disseminate information regarding the risk of terrorist acts to federal, state, and local authorities and to the American people. More... •  Low = Green •  Guarded = Blue •  Elevated = Yellow •  High = Orange •  Severe = Red For individuals interested in actions they may take in response to the increased level of threat of terrorist attack: See the Citizen Preparedness Guide or visit the American Red Cross.
  • Why Do We Put Up Yellow Ribbons During Wars?

    03/31/2003 12:13:32 AM PST · by Tamzee · 15 replies · 3,366+ views
    Straight ^ | 3/23/03 | Cecil Adams
    Why Do We Put Up Yellow Ribbons During Wars? Yellow ribbons first emerged as a national symbol in January 1981, when they sprouted like weeds to welcome home the Americans held hostage in Iran. The whole thing was started by Penelope (Penne) Laingen, wife of Bruce Laingen, U.S. charge d'affaires in Teheran. Ms. Laingen says she was inspired by two things: (1) the song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree," written in 1972 by Irwin Levine and Larry Brown and made famous by Tony Orlando and Dawn, and (2) the prior example of one Gail Magruder. Ms....
  • A Town Disgraced (Stand behind our troops and our country you commie rats)

    03/29/2003 6:48:45 AM PST · by TLBSHOW · 11 replies · 124+ views
    Cornell Review ^ | 3/28/2003 | Jamie Weinstein
    A Town Disgraced The debate whether or not the United States should use military force to remove the Iraqi threat and liberate the oppressed Iraqi people is no longer a timely one. Before March 19th at around 9:30 p.m. this could be considered a practical debate, but it is now a theoretical one for academics to banter back in forth in their ivory towers. The reality is that war is. Our troops are now engaged in battle and whether you thought we should go to war or not, I would hope that you are rooting for the United States to...
  • Town Bans Yellow Ribbons

    03/28/2003 12:32:02 PM PST · by bedolido · 58 replies · 1,031+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | 3/28/03 | bedolido
    The borough mayor supports the council’s unanimous vote to outlaw any ribbons or other memorials for the American troops fightingin Iraq, if those ribbons are placed on public property because the government doesn’t want them there. "I’m shocked and outraged," Johnson said. "I can’t believe the mayor would force me to take down ribbons put there in honor of American troops, fighting for our freedom in Iraq." Johnson and her husband David own Hegyi’s Liquor Store, the second prominent landmark on the way into tiny Fieldsboro from Route 130, with a population of 1,222. The first landmark is a huge...
  • KEEP IT TO YOURSELF (Town Major BANS all public displays of Patriotism!)

    03/28/2003 11:51:00 AM PST · by vannrox · 119 replies · 1,561+ views
    The Trentonian ^ | March 28, 2003 | Deborah Cannonie, Staff Writer
    KEEP IT TO YOURSELF Deborah Cannonie, Staff WriterMarch 28, 2003 FIELDSBORO -- Diane Johnson found out the hard way that yellow ribbons make Mayor Edward "Buddy" Tyler see red. The borough mayor supports the council?s unanimous vote to outlaw any ribbons or other memorials for the American troops fightingin Iraq, if those ribbons are placed on public property because the government doesn?t want them there. "I?m shocked and outraged," Johnson said. "I can?t believe the mayor would force me to take down ribbons put there in honor of American troops, fighting for our freedom in Iraq." Johnson and her...
  • War Protestors Flood Gondor, Denethor Flees

    02/26/2003 1:25:39 AM PST · by Outraged At FLA · 7 replies · 464+ views ^ | Feb26, 2003 |
    Ok, it is humor, but Tolkien fans will find this funny: MINAS TIRITH (Gondor News Network) - Thousands of peace activists took to the streets of Minas Tirith and other cities of Middle Earth today to protest what they termed a rush to war with Mordor. "We need more time for diplomacy," said a key member of the Middle Earth Security Council, Saruman the White. "I am not convinced by the evidence presented by my esteemed colleague, Gandalf the Grey, or that the Dark Lord Sauron presents an imminent danger to the peoples of the West." Many of the people...

    02/10/2003 7:41:28 AM PST · by Republican Red · 38 replies · 377+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/10/03 | STEVE DUNLEAVY
    <p>February 10, 2003 -- COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France - They stand only 3 feet high, but they're towering mountains of sacrifice. I'm standing in the American Cemetery. Gray clouds hang low as if in mourning for the nearly 10,000 young Americans buried beneath crosses and Stars of David that stretch as far as the eye can see.</p>

    02/04/2003 7:50:39 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 210 replies · 478+ views
    *********URGENT FROM THE AP*********** PARIS –– British Prime Minister Tony Blair fails to persuade France to join coalition ready to take quick action against Iraq.
  • Give The Peaceniks A Chance to Leave

    01/30/2003 6:56:57 AM PST · by jonykool · 2 replies · 209+ views ^ | 1-30-2003 | JonyKool
    “We too watched with shock the horrific events of September 11, 2001. We too mourned the thousands of innocent dead and shook our heads at the terrible scenes of carnage -- even as we recalled similar scenes in Baghdad, Panama City, and, a generation ago, Vietnam. We too joined the anguished questioning of millions of Americans who asked why such a thing could happen.” This statement was taken from the web site of the “anti-war” group known as NION (Not In Our Name). They along with the sponsors of last week’s protest, ANSWER want us to believe that they are...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 1-07-03

    01/07/2003 3:38:05 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 5 replies · 303+ views
    NASA ^ | 1-07-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 January 7 Open Star Cluster M38 Credit & Copyright: NOAO, AURA, NSF Explanation: Open cluster M38 can be seen with binoculars toward the constellation of Auriga. M38 is considered an intermediately rich open cluster of stars, each of which is about 200 million years old. Located in the disk of our Milky Way galaxy, M38 is still young enough to house many bright blue stars, although it's...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 11-29-02

    11/28/2002 9:44:21 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 3 replies · 269+ views
    NASA ^ | 11-29-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 November 29 Open Star Clusters M35 and NGC 2158 Credit & Copyright: N. A. Sharp (NOAO), AURA, NSF Explanation: Open clusters of stars can be near or far, young or old, and diffuse or compact. Open clusters may contain from 100 to 10,000 stars, all of which formed at nearly the same time. Bright blue stars frequently distinguish younger open clusters. M35, pictured above on the upper...
  • The recently elected Republican Majority move Jeffords into new Senate Office

    11/18/2002 9:06:50 PM PST · by Registered · 48 replies · 621+ views
    Registered ^ | 11-18-02 | Registered
  • ANTI-WAR MARCH - Man flies 3,000 miles to make important point [Major puke alert]

    10/20/2002 7:03:48 PM PDT · by ppaul · 16 replies · 254+ views
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 10/20/02 | Wm. W. Rose
    I am flying to Washington, D.C., to join the anti-war march on Oct. 26. This is a considerable commitment of time, money and energy. Why am I doing it? In April 1971, when I was an impulsive, long-haired pacifist of 16, I joined my sister in the Moratorium March on Washington against the Vietnam War with 200,000 others. My youthful idealism was reinforced and sustained as the force of public opinion turned the wheel of history, and the Vietnam war machine ground to a halt. Some of my idealism has survived the ensuing decades. At the same time, I...
  • What has happened to U.S.?

    10/02/2002 7:15:37 PM PDT · by UnBlinkingEye · 669 replies · 539+ views
    Me | 10/2/2002 | Me
    What has happened to our image as a beacon of freedom, opportunity and the right way to live? Much of the world fears or hates us. We have a proclaimed policy of attacking any country whose policies or regimes don't follow our dictates. Why have we become the biggest bully in the world?
  • Terrorist Threatcon Decreased to Yellow Later Today

    09/24/2002 7:43:01 AM PDT · by tip of the sword · 15 replies · 202+ views
    MSNBC ^ | September 24, 2002 | Lester Holt
    Just the brief announcement, no reasons given why so far.Speculation centered on catching the Buffalo active cell of U.S. Citizens..
  • Great feat, but not a great athlete (Lance Armstrong winning Tour impressive, but it’s not athletic)

    07/26/2002 7:25:25 PM PDT · by jern · 110 replies · 987+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 24, 2002 | Ron Borges
    "Great feat, but not a great athlete Armstrong winning Tour impressive, but it’s not athletic COMMENTARY July 24 — Someone postulated on National Public Radio a week or so ago that Lance Armstrong was the greatest athlete in the world. Greatest athlete in the world? I wonder if he’s an athlete at all. CERTAINLY ARMSTRONG IS A HELL of a bike rider, but does that make him superior to Michael Jordan, Barry Bonds, Jerry Rice or Marion Jones? Does it make him a better athlete than the Williams sisters? Does the ability to sit on a skinny bicycle seat for...