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  • Psychic's mass grave tip proves false

    06/07/2011 6:39:21 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 51 replies
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | June 7, 2011, 8:18PM
    Authorities converged on a residential property near the Liberty County town of Hardin on Tuesday night after the sheriff’s office received a phone tip from a self-professed psychic that 25 to 30 dismembered bodies were buried there. By 8 p.m., Liberty County Judge Craig McNair said that no bodies were found inside the house. Cadaver dogs were inside and found nothing. A preliminary search by law enforcement officers earlier in the day found evidence of what they believed was blood, but no sign of anything else, leading them to suggest the call may have been a hoax. A search warrant...
  • Breaking: Tucson Tea Party Leader Threatened At ABC Taping,

    01/15/2011 2:55:28 PM PST · by avg_freeper · 84 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 15, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Breaking: Tucson Tea Party Leader Threatened At ABC Taping, Audience Member Screams: “Trent Humphries You’re Dead!” While Trent was speaking at the event, an audience member screamed, “Trent Humphries, you’re dead!” ABC News held a town hall event today in Tucson, Arizona. Local officials, friends and heroes were at the event. News anchor Christiane Amanpour was the host. The segment will air tomorrow. ABC gathered members from the Tucson community to discuss the tragic shooting last Saturday that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and left 6 people dead. State Representative Terri Proud was at the event sitting between Trent and the...
  • Is the "GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time)" text new?

    08/16/2010 4:17:42 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 20 replies
    I've just noticed that text in the post time for thread comments. Is it part of a new forum software upgrade? I don't think I remember seeing it before now.
  • Union: Hawker may make massive cuts (Wichita, KS: Beechcraft)

    07/15/2010 7:28:34 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 20 replies · 2+ views
    The Wichta Eagle ^ | Thu, Jul. 15, 2010 | MOLLY McMILLIN
    Union officials said Wednesday that Hawker Beechcraft is considering moving work out of Wichita that could shrink its hourly work force 50 to 75 percent over the next two years. Union and company leaders met Wednesday about the future of the Wichita facility and its jobs, the union said. "The outlook given by the company was bleak for the future," Machinists District 70 president Steve Rooney said in a letter to workers. "The picture we are getting is of a Hawker Beechcraft Wichita that will shrink almost immediately down to 25 percent or more within two years, without a guarantee...
  • Big Peace

    07/04/2010 9:49:40 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 4 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | July 4, 2010 | Andrew Breitbart
    A little less than a year after announcing it, in front of Vice President Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and many other American foreign policy elites at Frank Gaffney’s “Keeper of the Flame” Award Dinner in October 2009, we are finally launching Big Peace.It took nine months because this site has to be done right, and with Hoover Institution Research Fellow and bestselling author Peter Schweizer, we found the perfect editor.  Because  I am not a foreign policy or military expert, I needed to create a core editorial unit that represented the highest-end understanding of policy while at the same time bringing,...
  • Reward: $100,000 for Full ‘JournoList’ Archive; Source Fully Protected

    06/29/2010 10:38:19 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 52 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | June 29, 2010 | Andrew Breitbart
    I’ve had $100,000 burning in my pocket for the last three months and I’d really like to spend it on a worthy cause. So how about this: in the interests of journalistic transparency, and to offer the American public a unique insight in the workings of the Democrat-Media Complex, I’m offering $100,000 for the full “JournoList” archive, source fully protected. Now there’s an offer somebody can’t refuse.
  • Obama Officials Sat On Damning Obamacare Info Until After Congressional Vote

    04/30/2010 5:54:46 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 41 replies · 3,484+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Friday, April 30, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama-Pelosi Regime took control of one-sixth of the nation’s economy when they passed their nationalized health care bill and signed it into law in late March. The bill was never popular but democrats persisted and rammed the bill through Congress. Now, there are reports that the Obama Administration sat on damning information and hid it from the public until after their bill was passed into law.On Monday the American Spectator reported that a damning health care report generated by actuaries at the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department was given to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius more than a week...
  • In Topeka(KS), some protesters decry cuts; others blast spending

    04/29/2010 7:22:56 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 8 replies · 345+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | Thu, Apr. 29, 2010 | Dion Lefler
    TOPEKA — You didn't need to stray from the south lawn of the Kansas Capitol to see the opposite poles of the state budget debate Wednesday. In the morning, hundreds of people with developmental disabilities and their supporters in "Can you see me now?" T-shirts tied more than 4,000 blue ribbons on a fence, urging lawmakers to raise taxes to restore funding cuts and reduce waiting lists for disability services.
  • AFP-Kansas’ Annual Day at the Capitol (PJ.O'Rourke and M.Malkin speakers)

    04/24/2010 8:04:37 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 3 replies · 503+ views
    Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 28. We will start at 9 a.m. at Maner Conference Center (17th and Western, Topeka), and end the day with an AFP rally on the Statehouse steps. Registration and check-in begin at 8 a.m., with a book signing session beginning at 8:30 a.m. Seating is first-come, first-served so please arrive promptly! April 28 is the first day of the Legislature’s veto session, when the state budget and votes on tax increases will be decided so it will be critical to show your opposition to tax increases. The $20 registration fee includes lunch, materials...
  • Joe the Plumber: Setting the Record Straight

    02/16/2010 10:07:12 AM PST · by avg_freeper · 22 replies · 1,886+ views
    BREITBART/BIGGOVERNMENT ^ | Feb. 16, 2010 | Joe 'The Plumber' Wurzelbacher
    The last few days have me once again at the center of a lot of talk. This time, it’s not what I asked candidate Obama or what he said back to me. But it is because I again said exactly what was on mind and some people have now rather gleefully seen my words as a stumble on the national stage. Maybe so–or maybe it’s another step toward honesty that only looks like a stumble to those who think every word must be scrubbed for effect and the political advantage of those “behind the curtain”. For those who missed it,...
  • The LA Story, Part IV: Program for Torture Victims (New O'Keefe ACORN VID)

    11/19/2009 4:25:46 PM PST · by avg_freeper · 12 replies · 882+ views
    BigGovernment ^ | Nov 19th 2009 at 4:50 pm | James O'Keefe
    Lavelle Stewart, of ACORN in South Central Los Angeles, tells us she thinks we have to hook up with “someone who’s on that international sex business level,” that “14 and 15 year olds been traveling overseas for years,” that she can do independent research for us, and that she has had meetings with Porn magnate Larry Flynt. As for laundering the sex money into my faux political campaign, Lavelle says, “there are ways, people do it all the time. Yeah there are ways, especially out here in California.”
  • AP sources: Authorities had concerns about suspect (Fort Hood shooter)

    11/05/2009 5:36:56 PM PST · by avg_freeper · 153 replies · 6,058+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 5 08:15 PM US/Eastern | LARA JAKES
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal law enforcement officials say the suspected Fort Hood, Texas, shooter had come to their attention at least six months ago because of Internet postings that discussed suicide bombings and other threats. The officials say the postings appeared to have been made by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who was killed during the shooting incident that left least 11 others dead and 31 wounded. The officials say they are still trying to confirm that he was the author. They say an official investigation was not opened.
  • Breaking: Palin Supports Hoffman

    10/22/2009 5:47:30 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 371 replies · 14,832+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 22, 2009 08:17 PM | John McCormack
    THE WEEKLY STANDARD just received a statement from Sarah Palin endorsing conservative Doug Hoffman for Congress: The people of the 23rd Congressional District of New York are ready to shake things up, and Doug Hoffman is coming on strong as Election Day approaches! He needs our help now. The votes of every member of Congress affect every American, so it's important for all of us to pay attention to this important Congressional campaign in upstate New York. I am very pleased to announce my support for Doug Hoffman in his fight to be the next Representative from New York's 23rd...
  • Constituent lectures Congressman on executive power (Perriello D:VA)

    09/05/2009 7:32:15 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 4 replies · 937+ views
    Hor Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 5, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    Check out the video at the link:Video: Constituent lectures Congressman on executive power
  • Scientists: More pubs means less publications

    03/18/2008 12:41:27 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 14 replies · 853+ views
    ITWire ^ | March 16, 2008 | William Atkins
    According to a pioneering study by a Czech Republic scientist, beer is bad for science because the inebriating effects of beer lower creativity in scientific research. Could this problem be carried over to college students and the general population? Behavioral ecologist Tomáš Grim, of the Department of Zoology at Palacký University (Olomouc, Czech Republic) wrote the 2008 paper, “A possible role of social activity to explain differences in publication output among ecologists.” It appears in the Oikos, the journal of The Nordic Ecological Society. Grim, like all scientists, knew that the number of scientific papers produced each year is a major...
  • (Jeff) Healey had a love of life

    03/08/2008 7:36:37 PM PST · by avg_freeper · 38 replies · 1,480+ views
    The Sudbury Star ^ | 03/08/2008 | Bill Steadman
    Jeff Healey is dead. There is no more stark way to say it. Sadly, discussing the end of this man's life in less bleak terminology will not change the outcome. Jeff Healey is dead at the age of 41. I first learned about Jeff Healey in the 1990s, thanks to my teenage daughters. Then he was an up-and-coming Canadian rocker who received great notoriety for his incredible guitar skills. Though blind by age one due to a rare form of cancer known as retinoblastoma, Healey learned the intricacies of the guitar, starting to play in his own unorthodox manner before...
  • Introducing Kieran Michael Lalor '08 - NY's 19th Congressional District

    04/02/2007 6:19:40 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 8 replies · 972+ views
    from email ^ | March 23, 2007 | Kieran Michael Lalor
    Fellow freeper notaliberal asked for help in posting the following email from Kieran Lalor         Since I started exploring a run for US Congress in earnest, I've gotten a tremendous amount of positive feedback from family and friends, from my neighbors here in New York's Hudson Valley and from subscribers to my national MARINE CORPS POST and ETERNAL VIGILANCE SOCIETY websites. Thank you one and all. Of course, campaigns aren't fueled by best wishes (if they were I know I'd win), so I hope you'll seriously consider joining my campaign with a donation. The next reporting deadline...
  • Police: U.S. seniors fight off muggers, killing one

    02/22/2007 12:46:29 PM PST · by avg_freeper · 37 replies · 1,937+ views
    CNN ^ | February 22, 2007
    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -- A tour group of U.S. senior citizens fought off a band of muggers in eastern Costa Rica, ... One of the tourists -- a retired U.S. serviceman ... in his 70s -- allegedly put Warner Segura in a headlock and broke his clavicle ... "It was a group of 12 senior citizens from the United States who were going to spend a few hours in the area, but their tour bus entered a dangerous sector known as Cieneguita",
  • Hercules plane destroyed in Iraq (by RAF, prevented recovery)

    02/13/2007 7:00:24 AM PST · by avg_freeper · 22 replies · 9,654+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 13 February 2007
    An RAF Hercules transport plane has been destroyed in southern Iraq after it was damaged in an "incident" on landing, the Ministry of Defence said. Two people suffered minor injuries in Monday's incident, after which the C130 plane was destroyed because of the potential risk involved in recovery. A military spokesman in Basra said there was no evidence of hostile action during the landing in Maysan province. The plane, based at RAF Lyneham, had been on a routine re-supply journey. It landed 20km north of Al-Amarah at about 2010 local time (1710GMT). The two people injured were taken to hospital,...
  • Full throttle with the Blue Angels (AJC staffer turns blue)

    04/28/2006 1:30:37 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 37 replies · 9,070+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April '06 | Steve Beatty
    Before this weekend's free airshow at Naval Air Station Atlanta, AJC staffer Steve Beatty joined Lt. Kevin Davis for a fun-filled afternoon of barrel rolls and other tricks high above Athens in a $24 million F/A-18. Beatty only passed out three times.See the highlights.
  • Colorado Man Accused of Changing Traffic Lights

    04/18/2006 9:33:55 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 40 replies · 1,593+ views
    Law Enforcement News ^ | April 18th, 2006 | The Associated Press
    A man who said he bought a device that let him change traffic lights from red to green has received a $50 ticket on suspicion of interfering with a traffic signal. Jason Niccum of Longmont told the Daily Times-Call that the device, which he bought on eBay for $100, helped him cut his time driving to work. "I guess in the two years I had it, that thing paid for itself," he told the newspaper Wednesday. Niccum was cited March 29 after police said they found him using a strobe-like device to change traffic signals. "I'm always running late," police...
  • National Engineers Week: Feb 19-25

    02/20/2006 8:24:23 AM PST · by avg_freeper · 113 replies · 1,609+ views
    EWEEK ^ | Feb. 19, 2005 | various
    Main Site: with activities for kids Lockheed Martin Inspires Central Florida Students to Pursue Technical Careers During National Engineers Week 2006 ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin's Central Florida businesses will support local activities to promote math and science education for students during National Engineers Week, February 19-25. Through fun hands-on activities, students will learn about engineering and engineering careers.excerpt...General Dynamics Hosts Student Events for National Engineers WeekARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD - News), is sponsoring events nationwide during National Engineers Week beginning Feb....
  • VANITY - How to deal with a dog that has become aggressive

    12/01/2005 5:45:40 PM PST · by avg_freeper · 68 replies · 1,736+ views
    Dec. 10 2005 | me
    We have two house dogs. One is a Lab mix we rescued from the pound about a year ago. She was picked up as a stray at 8-9 months old and wasn't fixed (she is now). She was always gentle and non aggressive. In August we picked up a pure lab 1 month old male puppy. At the time we thought our first lab would like a friend. That might of been a bad idea. They had always play fought and puppies tend to bite at everything. But recently the older Lab mix who's 1.5-2.0 years old has become aggressive...
  • Fixing Lebanon Before Fighting the Arab Cause

    11/04/2005 7:38:14 AM PST · by avg_freeper · 2 replies · 172+ views
    Lebanese Political Journal ^ | October 28, 2005
    I am really tired of Westerners (yesterday, on this blog it was a Canadian - CANADIAN!) chastizing me about not being Arab enough, not fighting Israel enough, not pushing for the Arab cause enough. What in the world is that? [Sorry for this storm of emotion, but I believe blogs are the place to publicly display righteous indignation.] Who in the world is a Canadian to tell me such things? Because he thinks I should be fighting for the Arab cause, I need to: live without electricity; live under constant bombardment; live with terrorism; live without running water; live in...
  • Dispelling a myth of dangerous Navy dolphins

    09/29/2005 10:28:38 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 34 replies · 1,327+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Sept. 27, 2005 | Keith Olbermann
    On Monday, the British newspaper "The Observer" quoted an accident investigator who claimed that three dozen U.S. military dolphins, supposedly trained in secret near Lake Pontchartrain, had been washed away by Hurricane Katrina. ...OLBERMANN: Make sure I'm right on this one point here, that dolphins could not actually fire poison dart guns, even if they are wearing them, even if they are loose, because they don't have hands. Am I right about this so far? SOLANGI: No, I think that's science fiction. And these animals are trained. It's common knowledge, to look for underwater mines and divers. But I think...
  • Torg Potter and the President from Arkansas

    08/22/2005 8:10:02 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 12 replies · 346+ views
    Sluggy Freelance ^ | Aug, 22 2005 | Pete
    If any of you are not familiar with "Sluggy Freelance" it is one of the most popular and long running comics on the web. It has been a-political since the beginning. It appears that they are starting a new Harry Potter parody piece about the Lastnamelessone (Clinton) being a murder escaping from prison and hunting Torg. An interesting path for the author Pete to take.
  • Anyone else working their way through the riddles on notpron?

    08/03/2005 8:30:39 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 23 replies · 4,885+ views
    not pr0n ^ | Aug 03, 2005 | Me
    This website contains a series of riddles that get more difficult with each level. It starts at [level one] with over a hundred levels in all. I'm currently at level 6. Regardless of its title, there's nothing objectionable on the site as far as I know.
  • Origin of CTRL-ALT-DELETE

    07/28/2005 7:46:52 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 23 replies · 723+ views
    David Bradley describes how he invented CTRL-ALT-DEL, then tries to packpedal after he inadvertantly slams Bill Gates for making it famous. link to video
  • United Way puts hold on Boy Scouts funding

    05/18/2005 8:09:16 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 37 replies · 1,252+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 05/18/05 | S.A. REID
    The United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta will withhold $1.3 million in funding to the Boy Scouts pending an investigation into alleged minority membership inflation. Without much discussion Wednesday, the agency's Board of Directors unanimously agreed to pledge that amount to the Boy Scouts of America-Atlanta Area Council for 2005-06, but hold it in escrow starting July 1, the beginning of the council's budget year. Board members won't decide how much to turn over to the Scouts until they see the membership report and learn how the council will handle any negative findings. The tentative decision to maintain current funding is...
  • Burger King 911 Call

    04/01/2005 11:24:03 AM PST · by avg_freeper · 70 replies · 22,897+ views
    I've been a little out of the loop over the past few months so this might of already made the rounds here. But for those of you that need a bit of humor today here's the transcript. (you can find the audio at the above source link)Dispatcher: Sheriff's department, how can I help you? Woman: Yeah, I'm over here . . . I'm over here at Burger King right here in San Clemente.* Dispatcher: Uh-huh. Woman: Um, no, not San Clemente; I'm sorry, I live in San Clemente. I'm in Laguna Niguel, I think, that's where I'm at. Dispatcher: Uh-huh....
  • Cross-Dressing Crook Robs Bank (dressed up as Whitney Houston)

    01/07/2005 6:06:15 PM PST · by avg_freeper · 8 replies · 523+ views
    WXIA-TV ATLANTA ^ | 1/7/2005 | Tracey Christensen
    A cross-dressing crook who appeared to resemble pop diva Whitney Houston robbed a Wachovia Bank in Atlanta Friday. Surveillance cameras captured several images of the bandit, who wore a tan trench coat, black boots, and sunglasses. The robber, who witnesses said was a man, entered the bank at 3019 Buford Highway about 11 a.m. through the lobby and approached the teller. He then produced a note that demanded money and specified that he had a weapon and would become violent if his demands were not met. The teller gave the robber a bag of money and he immediately left the...
  • How do I keep Poll results at bottom of page

    12/14/2004 8:12:47 AM PST · by avg_freeper · 14 replies · 403+ views
    here ^ | 12/15/04 | me
    For some reason the Free Republic opinion poll refuses to go down beneath my sidebar after I've voted. This started with the last poll on my mac at home. I just thought it was a screwy mac thing but now with the new poll the mac behaves ok but my computer at work (PC) now keeps the poll on top of my sidebars. The last time I voted at work I believe. This time I voted at home so maybe that has something to do with it. Anyone else having problems with this or know how to get the page...
  • Apple Employee Spouse Protests Long Work Hours

    12/13/2004 10:15:49 AM PST · by avg_freeper · 24 replies · 1,985+ views
    The Mac Observer ^ | December 13th, 2004 | staff
    It wasn't much of a protest, but it did turn heads. The San Jose Mercury News reports Monday a recent weekend impromptu protest by an unidentified Apple employee's husband who demonstrated his furstration about the overtime hours he said his wife was required to work at Apple. Michael Gough drove his car around the Apple main headquarter's parking lot in Cupertino, Calif. with a sign reading "KAPAO: Kids and Pets Against Overtime.'" "I was driving around with two teenage boys and a dog,'' Mr. Gough told the Mercury News, "and we had a loudspeaker on the car and our basic...
  • Tuesday Biggest Signup Day In Freeper History!

    11/03/2004 6:09:19 AM PST · by avg_freeper · 12 replies · 198+ views
    A total of 482 people signed up yesterday. That's better than the 2nd highest day 09/20/04 when 417 signed up. And Freerepublic chugged along quite happily all the while with no glitches that I noticed.
  • The New Know-Nothings

    10/28/2004 11:00:04 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 4 replies · 284+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/01/2004 | Matt Labash
    AT THE END of every election cycle, we hope to retire the clichés that have bedeviled us. Yet every four years, they reemerge from dormancy, causing pain, discomfort, and minor inflammation. We hold these clichés to be self-evident: (1) that this campaign season, like all those before it and without regard to actual history, will be deemed by some professor to be the most "negative" one ever; (2) that if an Ohio swing voter has a single unexpressed thought, a television producer will be dispatched to rectify that oversight; and (3) that some nitwit celebrity, who prior to the election...
  • Leading Economic Indicator Index Declines

    10/21/2004 1:29:10 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 13 replies · 1,128+ views
    Forbes ^ | 10.21.2004, 12:04 PM | AP
    A widely watched barometer of future economic activity edged lower in September for the fourth month in a row, suggesting a slowing in economic growth, a private research group reported Thursday. The Conference Board said that its Index of Leading Economic Indicators fell 0.1 percent last month, following declines of 0.3 percent in August and 0.3 percent in July. The group said that while the weakness over the last several months in the economy has become more widespread, the declines in the leading indicator index are not yet large enough nor have they lasted long enough to suggest that the...
  • Tax on Men for Violence on Women Proposed

    10/05/2004 8:30:54 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 59 replies · 1,387+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | reuters
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A group of Swedish parliamentarians proposed levying a "man tax" to cover the social cost of violence against women.   "It must be obvious to all of us that society has a huge problem with male violence against women and that has a cost," Left Party deputy Gudrun Schyman told Swedish radio on Monday. "We must have a discussion where men understand they as a group have a responsibility," said Schyman, one of the party members to sign the motion for debate on the new tax. Sweden already has the highest taxes in the European Union (news...
  • Air Force Ex-Official's Dealings Put Pentagon Under Spotlight

    10/04/2004 10:42:34 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 12 replies · 663+ views
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ;Page A2 (not online) | October 4, 2004 | ANDY PASZTOR
    Exerpted due to WSJ requirements. Also no link as this was from paper.... military's major weapons programs have come under scrutiny from prosecutors and military procurement specialists ... Darleen Druyun's courtroom admission Friday that she systematically steered various contracts to Boeing Co. Ms. Druyun was the Air Force's second-highest contracting officer for nearly a decade before she went to work as a Boeing vice president in December 2002. ... she negotiated her $250,000 Boeing job while overseeing the company's Air Force contracts, and on Friday was sentenced to nine months in prison for conspiracy to violate conflict-of-interest laws prohibiting such...
  • Caption Texas State Fair Worker

    09/27/2004 10:18:11 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 26 replies · 2,113+ views
  • All Hail Free Republic's new URL Icon!

    09/16/2004 10:10:30 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 10 replies · 433+ views
    I just noticed today that Free Republic has a new URL icon. You know, those little icons that appear next to a web site's address. It's a darn nifty white star on a red and blue back ground.
  • Where do I find the FreeRepublic website statistics? (vanity)

    09/11/2004 6:06:49 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 4 replies · 283+ views
    09/11/04 | Me
    I have seen links to FreeRepublic web site statistics like: number of threads posted/day new sign ups/day number of replies/dayand so on.... The information is formatted as a table with the cells shaded to indicate the relative magnitude of that day's statistic. Is this something any of us are allowed to see or is it just for the owner's internal use. Out of curiosity I was wanting to see how the recent RatherGate and mentions of the website in the news has affected things.
  • Fifty years of flying (C-130)

    08/20/2004 7:44:28 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 41 replies · 1,299+ views
    Macon Telegraph ^ | Fri, Aug. 20, 2004 | Ed Corson
    We're upon the 50th anniversary of the Lockheed-Martin Hercules. The first YC-130 prototype took to the air on Aug. 23, 1954. Over a span covering more than half the history of heavier-than-air flight, the factory up the road in Marietta has built all 2,260 production models.Its first C-130A took to the air on April 7, 1955. Lockheed is to keep turning out C-130Js until at least 2009. In a July 30 column celebrating the C-130, I asked readers to share their adventures with the aircraft. I got so many I can present only highlights here and in an extra column...
  • Toshiba develops tiny fuel cell

    06/25/2004 5:53:36 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 23 replies · 678+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 24 June, 2004
    A tiny prototype fuel cell the size of a thumb has been developed by Toshiba. The Japanese electronics giant said the methanol fuel cell could power a gadgets such as a digital music player for 20 hours. Fuel cells generate electrical power by catalysing substances such as hydrogen and methanol. Toshiba hopes that by 2005, the fuel cells could be used in handheld electronic devices instead of lithium-ion batteries. Size matters Fuel cells have been touted as a green power source for the future as they produce electricity by converting hydrogen and oxygen into water. Many companies are working on...
  • Florida to Tax Home Networks

    06/24/2004 6:17:54 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 63 replies · 367+ views
    Wired News ^ | 02:00 AM Jun. 24, 2004 PT | Michelle Delio
    <p>Florida state officials are considering taxing home networks that have more than one computer, under a modified 1985 state law that was intended to tax the few businesses that used internal communication networks instead of the local telephone company.</p> <p>Officials from Florida's Department of Revenue held a meeting on Tuesday to see whether the law would apply to wired households, and exactly who would be taxed. About 200 people attended, including community and business representatives.</p>
  • Employee Reviews

    06/23/2004 5:58:49 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 3 replies · 239+ views
    realy, I got it in an email | while back | from email
    These individual quotes were reportedly taken from actual employee performance evaluations. Do any of these appraisals apply to your co-workers? "Since my last report, this employee has reached rock bottom and has started to dig." "His men would follow him anywhere, but only out of morbid curiosity." "I would not allow this employee to breed." "This employee is really not so much of a has-been, but more of a definite won't be." "Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap." "When she opens her mouth, it seems that it is only to change feet."...
  • Boeing wins U.S. Navy airplane deal

    06/14/2004 2:07:09 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 131 replies · 630+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy on Monday awarded Chicago-based Boeing Co. a multibillion dollar deal to design a replacement for the Navy's fleet of submarine-hunting P-3 aircraft, congressional sources said.
  • TV station gets suspicious letter that may be from serial killer (Wichita KS, btk

    05/06/2004 5:00:52 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 352+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | May. 05, 2004 | ROXANA HEGEMA
    WICHITA, Kan. - A Wichita television station turned over to police Wednesday a suspicious letter it believes may have come from a serial killer. But police cast doubt on its authenticity. "There is really nothing to report on this," Janet Johnson, spokeswoman for the Wichita Police Department told The Associated Press. "As you know we have received many, many suspicious letters. If we thought this was for real we would be holding a press conference." No press conference was immediately scheduled. "We got a suspicious letter in the mail today (Wednesday)," said KAKE-TV marketing director Bryan Frye. "We turned it...
  • Turkey says 63 held in raids on leftist militants

    04/08/2004 5:59:08 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 3 replies · 149+ views
    REUTERS AltertNet ^ | April 02 2004 | Daren Butler
    STANBUL, April 2 (Reuters) - Police in five European states detained 63 people in raids against a Turkish far-left militant group, an official said on Friday, in a security sweep Turkish media reports said was linked to a NATO summit in June. Istanbul will host leaders of the Atlantic alliance, including U.S. President George W. Bush, on June 28-29 and some newspapers said authorities wanted to rein in militant groups before then. Police and interior ministry officials were not immediately available to comment on the reports. The group targeted in Thursday's raids, the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), is known...
  • Police hoping DNA puts them on BTK's trail

    03/26/2004 8:38:49 AM PST · by avg_freeper · 4 replies · 266+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | Mar. 26, 2004 | HURST LAVIANA
    Police hoping DNA puts them on BTK's trail Investigators quickly receive 32 leads by telephone, e-mail BY HURST LAVIANA The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle Armed with a number of new tools to analyze old evidence, Wichita police Thursday began the detailed task of reopening an active investigation of the BTK killer, who they now think was responsible for an unsolved 1986 slaying. In addition to phone tips, new interviews with family members of the victims and reanalysis of old reports, police will have the aid of newer crimefighting tools -- such as a national DNA databank -- to help them try...
  • (VANITY) Which Bible to accompany reading of Catechism?

    02/23/2004 4:49:30 PM PST · by avg_freeper · 16 replies · 136+ views
    NULL | Feb. 23, 2004 | Little Ol' Me
    Later this year I will begin my conversion to the Catholic Church. For some background:My wife was raised Catholic. I was raised Protestant. We were married outside the church. We have been searching for a church in Georgia that meets both of our spiritual needs best. We had tried other denominations of churches. We ended up settling on Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Mission in Dallas Georgia. My wife is more comfortable with the church because of her up-bringing. For me, this church provides a level of communion with God I hadn't been able to obtain before. I really feel...