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  • Google Chrome Listening In To Your Room Shows The Importance Of Privacy Defense In Depth

    06/23/2015 12:58:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Privacy Online News ^ | 6/18/15 | Rick Falkvinge
    Google Chrome Listening In To Your Room Shows The Importance Of Privacy Defense In Depth Yesterday, news broke that Google has been stealth downloading audio listeners onto every computer that runs Chrome, and transmits audio data back to Google. Effectively, this means that Google had taken itself the right to listen to every conversation in every room that runs Chrome somewhere, without any kind of consent from the people eavesdropped on. In official statements, Google shrugged off the practice with what amounts to “we can do that”.It looked like just another bug report. "When I start Chromium, it downloads something."...
  • The Olmsteadian Seizure Clause(intangible property search/seizure and implications of the 4th)

    06/18/2013 5:40:47 PM PDT · by Vendome
    Call it the vacuum-cleaner approach. It's employed when police have obtained a court order and an Internet service provider can't "isolate the particular person or IP address" because of technical constraints, says Paul Ohm, a former trial attorney at the Justice Department's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. (An Internet Protocol address is a series of digits that can identify an individual computer.) That kind of full-pipe surveillance can record all Internet traffic, including Web browsing--or, optionally, only certain subsets such as all e-mail messages flowing through the network. Interception typically takes place inside an Internet provider's network at...
  • FBI turns to broad new wiretap method(New Method works like a vacuum)

    06/18/2013 5:23:09 PM PDT · by Vendome · 14 replies
    ZD Net ^ | January 30, 2007 | Declan McCullagh
    Call it the vacuum-cleaner approach. It's employed when police have obtained a court order and an Internet service provider can't "isolate the particular person or IP address" because of technical constraints, says Paul Ohm, a former trial attorney at the Justice Department's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. (An Internet Protocol address is a series of digits that can identify an individual computer.) That kind of full-pipe surveillance can record all Internet traffic, including Web browsing--or, optionally, only certain subsets such as all e-mail messages flowing through the network. Interception typically takes place inside an Internet provider's network at...
  • Local Cops Following Big Brother's Lead, Getting Cell Phone Location Data Without a Warrant

    06/18/2013 12:55:23 PM PDT · by Vendome · 12 replies
    Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) ^ | April 3, 2012 | Hanni Fakhoury
    New data from law enforcement agencies across the country has confirmed what EFF has long been afraid of: while police are routinely using cell phone location tracking information, only a handful of agencies are bothering to obtain search warrants. Since 2005, we've been beating the drum loudly, warning that the government's attempts to track a person's physical location through their cell phone requires a search warrant. As we've said again and again, because cell phone tracking can give the government a snapshot of a person's life through their movements, a search warrant is necessary to safeguard against privacy intrusions.
  • ATT Project Greenstar Secretly Spied Millions of Calls

    06/18/2013 11:54:17 AM PDT · by Vendome · 6 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6/18/2013 | Vendome
    EXPLODING THE PHONE The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell PHIL LAPSLEY Grove Press New York [pp. 92-97] If there were no billing records for fraudulent calls, there was no way to know how many fraudulent calls there were or how long they lasted. And that meant AT&T was gazing into the abyss. Say the phone company catches some college students with electronic boxes. Fantastic! But elation is soon replaced by worry. Is that all of them? Or is that just the tip of the iceberg? Are there another ten college students doing it? A...
  • History lessons on telecom and how we got here [gov spying on all citizens]

    06/18/2013 10:38:27 AM PDT · by Vendome · 56 replies
    Vanity | 6/18/2013 | Vanity
    So I'm watching the news today and start seeing our illustrious Bureaucrats Out Right Lying about what they collect and what they don't.   They tell us today they don't collect locations of cell phone trawled for in pursuit of a target named in a warrant.   I want you to understand when they issue a warrant, many times, with "Reasonable Cause" They are violating the Constitution by: 1.  Using "Reasonable Cause" as the basis for a warrant.  The Constitution requires no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause.   2.  supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the...
  • Thought experiment: Why is the NSA entitled any communications for any period of time?

    06/18/2013 9:46:44 AM PDT · by Vendome · 32 replies
    Vanity | 6/18/2013 | Vendome
    Freepers! Feel free to make the case for why the NSA, DOJ, DEA or FBI have any moral, legitimate, lawful, legal or Constitutional right to your private information for any reason given such Accidental or intentional purpose. Further, make the case when they collect your information why they are entitled to peruse it or store it for (5) five years or even a nanosecond.
  • Newt Gingrich and the 21st Century Contract with America

    01/28/2012 9:12:36 AM PST · by Vendome · 26 replies
    Vanity | 1/28/20112 | Vendome
    I know Newt's team reads FR and I have a message. Please read the following: What the hell is up your home page? I get how to look for navigating around it but to 80% of America it looks blank. You need a simple, clean and intuitive landing page and it isn't. Fix it! I'm arguing/persuading against many people who worked in the Reagan Administration and people who count on their opinion, for Newt amazing accomplishments and his new proposal for America. We will have a Majorities in both houses that will enable Newt to accomplish the bold and audacious...
  • The TSA, For Your Inconvenience

    07/12/2011 11:08:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/12/11 | Michael Walsh
    Who says the TSA molests everybody who falls into their clutches? From Fox 8 News in Cleveland comes this heartwarming tale of an “unruly” Arab who boarded a plane in Chicago, headed for Germany, and of course was waved right through security. The plane got as far as Cleveland: The unruly passenger that caused United Airlines flight 944 headed from Chicago to Frankfurt, Germany to make an unscheduled stop in Cleveland was arrested Monday. Stephen D. Anthony, the special agent in charge of the Cleveland Division of the FBI, and Chief Michael McGrath with the Cleveland Police Department announced Saleh...
  • How to waste your money – let us count the ways (Green Advocacy Groups)

    06/19/2011 12:31:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    CFP ^ | 6/18/11 | Henry Lamb
    The hot topic in DC these days is cutting spending. Everybody is talking about it, but Rep. Cynthia Lummis from Wyoming is doing something about it. She has introduced a bill (HR1996) to end wasteful spending that should have been stopped years ago. The Government Litigation Savings Act will put an end to some of the ridiculous payments made to GAGs (Green Advocacy Groups) for far too many years. Here is a summary of legal fees paid to GAGs from your tax dollars: (source) 2003 – 10,595 individual payments totaling $1,081,328,420.00 2004 – 8,161 individual payments totaling $800,450,029.00 2005 –...
  • The first zombie proof house...(cool)

    06/01/2011 11:26:08 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 21 replies ^ | april 26 of ???? | Posted by Blaine
    The house, with its movable walls, has only one entrance, which is located on the second floor after crossing a drawbridge. Seems like the perfect opportunity to use a flamethrower and defend the life of your family, while stylishly nesting in a piece of architectural elitism.
  • EMBRACE THIS ... UK SEATBELT CAMPAIGN ... (With Love to my FReeper FRiend)

    06/15/2010 9:46:16 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 9 replies · 235+ views
    EMBRACE LIFE – ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT This is a home grown "wear your seatbelt" video made by a UK Dad. The UK adopted it for their seatbelt campaign and it has gone viral. It made me cry as I thought of how God's arms surround me when I'm in danger. This beautiful video is dedicated to my Freep Peeps because when I the world is crashing in, you surround me too.
  • What is Your Next Step

    03/11/2010 9:56:46 AM PST · by MosesKnows · 22 replies · 712+ views
    March 11, 2010 | MosesKnows
    What Is Your Next Step? The news saddens me as I peruse the different articles people have selected to post on Free Republic each day. I see fraud and lies exposed in the controversy of climate change. I see references to fraud in what Congress calls health care reform. I see constant evidence that the President lies, constantly. I see deficits that will result in a terrible burden on the nation’s children. I see news of more recession and possible depression. I see that the government has provided government employees with immunity from any recession. I see more news of...
  • Homosexual rights are part of Canada

    03/05/2010 2:57:20 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 10 replies · 434+ views ^ | 5/03/2010 |
    Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is free to disagree with the rights enjoyed by homosexuals, but he is not entitled to censor those legal protections in a document that purports to tell the story of Canada. A new citizenship study guide was issued last year to give immigrants a better and more complete understanding of Canada, including its strong attachment to collective and individual rights. It offered a more truthful picture of our history, warts and all, and noted that Canadians have both rights and responsibilities. The goal, in part, was to ensure that newcomers understood the country they...
  • Obama Provides Emergency Funds for Gaza ReliefFunds go to United Nations relief agencies

    01/31/2009 12:44:02 PM PST · by shielagolden · 33 replies · 1,153+ views ^ | 01/30/09 | Merle D. Kellerhals, Jr.
    Obama Provides Emergency Funds for Gaza Relief Funds go to U.N. relief agencies and Red Cross Washington — President Obama authorized the use of $20.3 million in emergency funding for immediate humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in the Gaza Strip, the U.S. State Department said. The announcement follows remarks by U.S. Middle East special envoy George Mitchell, who said, “President Obama has expressed the deep concern of the United States about the loss of Palestinian life and the humanitarian needs in Gaza” at a briefing in Ramallah in the West Bank on January 29. Mitchell is on...
  • Anti-Lock Bill Passes Senate: Homeowners Forbidden to Lock Homes!

    05/19/2007 3:45:24 PM PDT · by xzins · 29 replies · 861+ views
    The Source ^ | 19 May 07 | Xzins
    Ted Kennedy and John McCain joined President Bush today in the Rose Garden for the signing of the new Anti-Lock Bill. "Finally," said Sen. McCain, "we can put to rest the notion that we discriminate against anyone in their right to freely assemble anyplace they wish. Fortunately, seeing this as the state's rights issue that it is, we decided to require the states to see it our way." "I'm delighted for the bag people," President Bush added. "They have too long had their contributions overlooked in our society. They are decent, hard-working people doing litter patrol jobs that no one...
  • Democrats Unveil New Flat Tax Plan! (and we've got the exclusive first "look")

    11/09/2006 1:26:41 PM PST · by Registered · 45 replies · 3,792+ views
    Registered Media ^ | 11.09.06 | Registered
  • Sky Lights: Confused About Your Direction?

    08/20/2006 11:12:01 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 891+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 9-2006 | Bob Berman
    Sky Lights: Confused About Your Direction? If you lack a sense of personal trajectory, astronomers can help. By Bob Berman DISCOVER Vol. 27 No. 09 | September 2006 | Space Throughout most of history, humanity hasn't had a clue about where it's going. The idea that we're all being whisked through space aboard a spinning Earth was alien even to brilliant thinkers like Aristotle and Pythagoras. The first to argue that our planet is in motion was Heracleides, who in 350 B.C. maintained that Earth turns on an axis. A century later, Aristarchus of Samos earned a lot of laughs...
  • URGENT, URGENT: We Need Your Help Right Now!

    08/15/2006 11:32:22 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 56 replies · 1,869+ views
    email | 8 15 06 | Shane Cory
    Dear friend: Do you want to see a Libertarian in Congress? Of course you do. And thanks to Tom DeLay, the Libertarian Party may have its best chance ever. A surprise opportunity has offered itself recently, and we need to exploit it. A federal judge has ruled that Tom DeLay’s name can not be replaced on November’s ballot with another Republican politician. Late last week, DeLay announced that he will withdraw his name, leaving only two candidates on the ballot: a liberal Democratic former congressman, and Libertarian Bob Smither. Bob is well known by the voters and media in this...
  • Is Your Mechanic Cheating? (Fast Oil-Change Company Caught On Tape)

    08/14/2006 8:03:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 2,785+ views
    NBC 4 ^ | August 14, 2006 | Staff
    Imagine going to get your car repaired, paying for it, and then finding out that the work was never done. With the help of insiders, NBC4 uncovered an apparent scheme at several Los Angeles area Jiffy Lube stores. The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office has asked customers who have had problems at Jiffy Lube stores to contact the DA's Consumer Protection Division, by e-mail, at
  • Terrorism: more than just al-Qaeda may be in your back yard

    05/01/2006 6:38:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 495+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Senior Airman Travis Edwards
    5/1/2006 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFPN) -- In the wake of the attacks that took place on Sept. 11, 2001, the Department of Defense implemented new initiatives to thwart future attacks on U.S. soil. These measures were called “threat conditions.” It wasn’t until 2004 that the Defense Department revamped threatcon procedures into what are now known as Force Protection Conditions, or FPCONs. The old threat conditions were just not specific enough, said an anti-terrorism official. “We needed these new measures to not only prevent attacks from foreign terrorists, but domestic ones as well. “These might not be the...
  • This Could Be Your Oldest Relative . . .

    04/30/2006 3:50:09 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies · 1,459+ views
    Sunday Tribune ^ | 4-29-2006 | Anna Cox
    This could be your oldest relative . . . April 29, 2006 By Anna Cox They lived more than two million years ago and almost 700 000 years apart. They belonged to the same species and they have finally been reunited at Maropeng at the Cradle of Humankind. In what has been described as an historic and important event by academics, the skull of Mrs, Mr or Ms Ples (the gender has not been agreed on) and the bones of the Taung child - a fossilised child's skull found in a quarry at Taung, in the North Western province -...
  • It's Time For Your Tablets. . .And Your Chocolate

    04/09/2006 7:04:07 PM PDT · by blam · 109 replies · 1,391+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-10-2006 | Marco Giannangeli
    It's time for your tablets. . . and your chocolate By Marco Giannangeli (Filed: 10/04/2006) Heart patients at a leading hospital will be treated with chocolate if a revolutionary experiment is given approval. Roger Corder, a professor of experimental therapeutics, is so convinced of the possible benefits of consuming dark chocolate that he has asked for permission to test the theory as part of the treatment for 40 cardiovascular patients. While the notion that chocolate could be good for you is not new, this would be the first time it is has been used on heart patients. The key, scientists...
  • Support LEGAL Immigration

    03/27/2006 8:54:35 AM PST · by forty_years · 18 replies · 821+ views ^ | March 27, 2006 | Andrew Jaffee
    The Senate is now considering legislation that would impose controls on the unprecedented flood of illegal immigrants pouring into the United States. I urge readers to write to their senators and ask them to put a stop to illegal immigration. There are now 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. They are avoiding taxes, getting free health care (in emergency rooms), getting free education, being protected by law enforcement, and availing themselves of other social services -- and letting the American taxpayer foot the bill. Illegals are "driving municipal budgets deep into the red."The world has 6 billion people. The...
  • 'I have 600 Suicide Bombers Waiting For Your Soldiers'

    03/25/2006 5:36:49 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies · 1,374+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-26-2006 | Massoud Ansari
    'I have 600 suicide bombers waiting for your soldiers' By Massoud Ansari in Qamaruddin Karaiz, south-west Pakistan (Filed: 26/03/2006) The senior Taliban commander in Afghanistan's lawless Helmand province has vowed to unleash a brigade of 600 suicide bombers against the British Army when it arrives in the area this summer. In a rare interview given at a hideout on the Pakistani border, Mullah Razayar Noorzai said the chance to take on British troops was a "great honour". Taliban commanders had already recruited hundreds of willing martyrs for suicide operations, he claimed, aiming to repeat the notorious defeats inflicted on British...
  • How's Your 'Progenitor A?' (Unbelieveable)

    03/06/2006 6:45:14 PM PST · by blam · 51 replies · 932+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-7-2006 | David Rennie
    How’s your 'Progenitor A?' By David Rennie, Europe Correspondent (Filed: 07/03/2006) Spain has taken another step in its journey from conservative to liberal bastion by creating new birth certificates to avoid discrimination against same-sex couples. According to an announcement in the Official Bulletin of State "The expression "father" will be replaced with "Progenitor A", and "mother" will be replaced with "Progenitor B"."The head of the national Civil Register, Pilar Blanco-Morales, told the newspaper ABC that the change took account of a new law on same-sex marriages passed by the socialist government in July. The move has prompted sharp criticism from...
  • The Bureaucrat in Your Shower

    01/12/2006 1:29:43 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 108 replies · 4,246+ views ^ | 1 10 06 | Jeffrey Tucker
    The Department of Energy may soon be paying a visit to a certain shower-head manufacturer in Arizona. The company is Zoe Industries Manufacturing. It runs, a popular site that sells amazing equipment for bathrooms. Consumers love the company but one man doesn't. He is Al Dietemann, head of conservation for the Seattle Water Board. Al ordered some products and sent them to BR Laboratories in Hungtington, California, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. And sure enough, Bureaucrat Al gained enough data to report Zoe to the feds, accusing Zoe of "blatant violations of environmental protection laws." Now the heat is...
  • Intelligent design: Who has designs on your students' minds?

    01/11/2006 2:50:12 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 12 replies · 588+ views ^ | 28 April 2005 | Geoff Brumfiel
    The intelligent-design movement is a small but growing force on US university campuses. For some it bridges the gap between science and faith, for others it goes beyond the pale. Geoff Brumfiel meets the movement's vanguard. For a cold Tuesday night in March, the turnout is surprisingly good. Twenty or so fresh-faced college students are gathered together in a room in the student union at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, the state's largest public university. They are there for the first meeting of Salvador Cordova's Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness (IDEA) club.
  • When Your Gut Instinct Rules

    01/09/2006 3:59:39 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 345+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-3-2006 | Roger Highfield
    When your gut instinct rules (Filed: 03/01/2006) Logic is the loser in uncertain situations, says Roger Highfield Investing money, changing jobs, getting married: all big decisions that can mark a leap into the unknown. Now, a new brain-imaging study finds that the higher the level of uncertainty, the more likely it is that emotion and gut insinct, not logic, will rule. This insight into what goes on in the brain when decisions are made in the face of missing information sheds light on how people save for retirement, how companies price insurance and how countries evaluate risks, ranging from climate...
  • Chocolate's Dark Secret: It's Good For Your Heart

    12/19/2005 6:20:41 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 452+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-20-2005 | Celia Hall
    Chocolate's dark secret: it's good for your heart By Celia Hall (Filed: 20/12/2005) A couple of squares of dark chocolate every day could help stave off heart disease, researchers say today. Swiss scientists say that just two ounces of good quality chocolate with a high cocoa butter content can help to prevent narrowing and hardening of the arteries. A study was carried out on smokers - smoking is known to damage arterial function - but the effect of eating dark chocolate is believed to be true for non-smokers. The subjects ate either two squares of dark chocolate with 74 per...
  • Oakland grocers set to fight vandals ('Your Black Muslim Bakery' was involved - guns come out)

    11/27/2005 1:29:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies · 3,502+ views
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 11/27/05 | William Brand
    Oakland grocers set to fight vandals Police say they will have more details this week in the attacks on two liquor stores By William Brand, STAFF WRITER NATION OF ISLAM minister Tony Muhammad, standing in front of Muhammad Mosque 26 in Oakland on Saturday, says the Nation had no part in the destruction inside two West Oakland liquor stores Wednesday night. (GREG TARCZYNSKI) OAKLAND — The president of the Yemini American Grocery Association said Saturday that grocers have the right to defend themselves if their stores are invaded like two West Oakland markets were hit Wednesday night. The association, which...
  • Who's your turkey for 2005? (Not to be confused with hoosier turkey...)

    11/23/2005 7:04:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies · 666+ views
    The biggest idiot. The largest doofus. The numbnut that can't be ignored. The goofball that performs beyond anyone's imagination...My nominee - someone who constantly reminds us all just how corrupt the impeached *Crinton administration was, is, and continues to be... Berger Is Fined For Smuggling Classified PapersWahington Post Online Friday, September 9, 2005 By Carol D. Leonnig A federal judge yesterday ordered former national security adviser Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger to pay a $50,000 fine and give up his security clearance for three years as the penalty for smuggling classified terrorism documents out of the National Archives in 2003. The...
  • The Food You Eat May Change Your Genes For Life

    11/17/2005 10:40:56 AM PST · by blam · 36 replies · 1,307+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 11-17-2005 | Alison Motluk
    The food you eat may change your genes for life 17 November 2005 news service Alison Motluk IT SOUNDS like science fiction: simply swallowing a pill, or eating a specific food supplement, could permanently change your behaviour for the better, or reverse diseases such as schizophrenia, Huntington's or cancer. Yet such treatments are looking increasingly plausible. In the latest development, normal rats have been made to behave differently just by injecting them with a specific amino acid. The change to their behaviour was permanent. The amino acid altered the way the rat's genes were expressed, raising the idea that...
  • Kennewick Man, Meet Your Distant Cousins

    11/07/2005 3:24:22 PM PST · by blam · 60 replies · 5,718+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 11-7-2005 | Kate Riley
    Kennewick Man, meet your distant cousins By Kate Riley Monday, November 7, 2005 - Page updated at 12:00 AM COLUMBIA, S.C. — Discerning the story of America's prehistoric past is a bit like groping through an unfamiliar room in the dark. One learned scientist's tattooing tool is another's piece of rock. Ask them to agree how long it has been there and you're bound to set off an argument that makes Seattle's whether-to-monorail conflict seem like a tea party. So it goes with evolving thought in archaeology. We all know the prevailing theory. Our children's high-school textbooks talk about the...
  • When Your Home Becomes Another's Castle

    11/06/2005 8:00:53 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 10 replies · 1,287+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 5, 2005 | Henry Lamb
    The American dream that has motivated generations is the hope of owning a home, a sanctuary where the family is safe and the future secure. Millions of people who have scrimped and saved to realize this dream are now faced with a nightmare as sustainable development is imposed upon them. Florida flourished as "snowbirds" flocked to the warm climate to retire. For every millionaire who bought a condo on the beach, a hundred retired factory workers and shopkeepers bought a mobile home in a retirement park to enjoy their remaining days fishing and playing shuffleboard with their neighbors. Some of...
  • Grammar Gremlins: Confusing 'your' for 'you're'

    11/05/2005 10:27:14 PM PST · by SmithL · 51 replies · 881+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 11/6/5 | DON K. FERGUSON
    "Your invited to the reception." This was the wording on an invitation someone showed me. Unfortunately, we too often see "your" used where the contraction "you're" is required, as it was on the invitation. Handbooks say "your" and "you're" are commonly confused, as are the contractions "they're" for "their" and "it's" for "its." The Gregg Reference Manual says as a test for the correct form, try to substitute "you are," "they are" or "it is" or "it has," respectively. "If the substitution does not make sense, use the corresponding possessive form," Gregg says.
  • Reading to your kids... from Iraq (Tissues needed)

    10/18/2005 9:20:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 383+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | RP3 Bryan J. Dickerson
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Oct. 18, 2005) -- For many families, reading to their children is a great way for parents to forge a meaningful relationship with them and promote good reading habits. But how does a military parent read to his/her children when he/she is deployed to Iraq? The answer is UTR or United Through Reading. UTR is sponsored by the non-profit Family Literacy Foundation and endorsed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Locally it is run by the Chaplain’s Offices of several commands stationed here at Al Asad. UTR videotapes military parents reading to their children. The parent...
  • Beat Your Ticket

    10/13/2005 2:21:15 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 42 replies · 1,283+ views ^ | 10 13 05 | Editors
    My rearview mirror exploded with blue and white lights. I glanced down at my speedometer -- I was pushing 80 mph. But the cars around me were going about the same speed. Could this cop really be pulling me over? I carefully navigated my way across six lanes of traffic. I pulled over on the shoulder and waited, my heart pounding. Moments later the motorcycle cop's helmeted face appeared in the passenger window. "License and registration," he said, raising his voice over the roar of the traffic. "What's the problem?" I asked. "You were doing 80 in a 65-mile-an-hour zone."...
  • Driver says her accident deputy's fault(your not going to believe this lawsuit)

    08/08/2005 1:35:01 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 36 replies · 2,297+ views ^ | Monday, August 8, 2005 | Richard Roesler
    OLYMPIA – Three years after getting drunk, blowing through a stop sign and triggering a wreck that left her passenger critically injured, a former Idaho resident has filed a $1.5 million claim against Washington's Pend Oreille County for not detaining her before she caused the crash. In her claim, Ashlen Lee says that on June 12, 2002, a county sheriff's deputy stopped her truck around 3:30 a.m. and could see that she had been drinking. But after quizzing her, the deputy let the 17-year-old drive away. The officer said he'd give them a warning," said Lee's attorney, W. Russell Van...
  • Margaret Carlson: Do You Know Where Your Flag Is? (One left-wanger not having a fun 4th)

    07/01/2005 5:01:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies · 1,050+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/01/05 | Margaret Carlson
    Margaret Carlson: Do You know Where Your Flag Is? Margaret Carlson Fri Jul 1,11:45 AM ET Do you know where your flag is? It's being waved in the House of Representatives in lieu of doing any work on, say, gas prices, stem cell research, global warming (fossil fuel emissions still voluntary). Health care reform? Why bother with a doctor when you can have Bill First diagnose your illness from the floor of the Senate. Members so fearful of being called unpatriotic get closer and closer to passing the amendment to protect the flag from desecration. It takes guts to protect...
  • House RollCall Super Rifles export ban(see how your congressmen voted)

    06/21/2005 3:39:43 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 978+ views ^ | 6 21 05 | The Associated Press
    The 278-149 roll call Thursday by which the House rejected an effort to restrict gun manufacturers' exports of high-powered, .50-caliber rifles. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the amendment restricting the gun exports. A "no" vote is a vote to reject the amendment. Voting yes were 134 Democrats, 15 Republicans and no Independents. Voting no were 65 Democrats, 212 Republicans and 1 Independent. X denotes those not voting.
  • freep this page (freepatriot32's dog could become world famous with your help)

    06/14/2005 2:57:09 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 40 replies · 1,439+ views ^ | 6 14 05 | freepatriot32
    Jones soda has a contest where you submit pics and if enough people vote for the pic then they pic it to put on a label for jones soda so I submitted a pic of my dog brutus for the contest so if you would like to see brutus and vote for his picture you can here all votes would be greatly appriciated and i will let you know if my pic was selected for the label in here
  • The Whizzinator: A House Panel's No. 1 Priority(your tax dollars at work barf alert)

    05/18/2005 7:32:08 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 44 replies · 3,758+ views ^ | 5 18 05 | Mark Leibovich
    Every so often, in the hushed galleries of Congress, history unfolds in a manner that casts the momentous business of Capitol Hill in stark, even humbling relief. Then there are moments spent discussing the Whizzinator. Yesterday morning in Room 2123 of the Rayburn Building, Rep. Bart Stupak, a sober-voiced Democrat from Michigan, held up an advertisement for the "drug-test subversion device," which received national attention last week when it was learned that an NFL player had been detained at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after authorities found the state-of-the-art prosthetic in his luggage (with a packet of dehydrated urine). The player...
  • McDonald's Plaintiff Not Your Average McFatso

    01/29/2005 2:42:15 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 68 replies · 2,059+ views
    forbes ^ | Dan Ackman,
    NEW YORK - McDonald's has so far prevailed in the lawsuits that have asserted it is partly to blame for its customers' bulging waistlines. But a new lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco insists the burger giant has failed in its promise to move to a healthier cooking oil, and it is being brought not by fry-eaters but by Kathy Fettke, a "personal coach" and infomercial pitchwoman who "is living her dream by helping others live their dreams." Fettke, who has also worked as a television host and actor--she played a bridesmaid in Flubber--is married to the similarly...
  • Bill Clinton To Speak at Emerging Issues ('My Health Is Your Business') Dinner - Raleigh 2/7

    01/26/2005 8:19:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,167+ views
    Clinton To Speak at Emerging Issues Forum Dinner Special To LTW RALEIGH – Former President Bill Clinton will deliver a speech at a dinner honoring the 20th annual Emerging Issues Forum at North Carolina State University. The dinner will take place at the North Carolina Museum of Art on Feb. 7. The theme of this year’s conference is “My Health Is Your Business: Making Healthcare Work in North Carolina.” It will take place at the McKimmon Center on NCSU’s campus on Feb. 7-8. The Emerging Issues forum was launched by former Governor Jim Hunt. Clinton spoke at a forum in...
  • Memo to Media Establishment: Ignore Blogs at Your Peril

    01/25/2005 4:57:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 652+ views
    Technology Review ^ | 1/25/04 | Frank Bajak
    Memo to Media Establishment: Ignore Blogs at Your Peril By Frank Bajak January 25, 2005 AP Technology Editor CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- The managing editor of The New York Times threw down the gauntlet as she stared across a big O-shaped table at the prophets of blogging. Did they have any idea, asked Jill Abramson, what it cost her newspaper to maintain its Baghdad bureau last year? The unspoken subtext was clear: How can you possibly believe you can toss a laptop into a backpack, head for Iraq's Sunni Triangle and pretend to even come close to telling it like...
  • 50,000 Volts for Your Thoughts

    12/22/2004 10:00:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,965+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 12/22/04 | Shawn Macomber
    While I was waiting in line to be processed after my arrest at the Republican National Convention, a NYPD officer walking alongside sneered at an obnoxious, verbally abusive protester, "Remember, we're the heroes." It does nothing to denigrate the very real risks these officers take to say there was nothing heroic about arresting hundreds of people for standing more than four abreast on the sidewalk. In other words, heroism one day does nothing to dismiss a misdeed the next. There are no little yellow "get out of jail free" cards outside of Monopoly. The power that comes with a badge...
  • Common grammar and usage errors

    12/22/2004 9:32:13 AM PST · by georgiadevildog · 210 replies · 2,840+ views
    12/22/04 | Self
    I am starting a grammar thread at the behest of Xenalyte and TheMom. Post your most irritating pet peeves of grammar or usage here.

    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!

    11/30/2004 7:37:38 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 9 replies · 906+ views
    TEST YOURSELF! CHECK YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL I.Q 1. The role of those elected to public office is: a. Public Administrator b. Public servant c. Public enemy d. Caesar 2. The U.S. Constitution was written to control: a. Government b. Citizens c. Criminals 3. To be concerned about your neighbor's welfare is: a. Humanism b. Patriotism c. Humanitarian 4. To be humanistic and humanitarian is the same: a. True b. False 5. According to U.S. Common Law in criminal trials by Jury, the facts and the Law are judged by: a. The Judge b. The Jury c. Facts by Jury, Law by...