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  • Report: Robert Kraft is not the biggest name involved in prostitution case

    02/22/2019 1:35:21 PM PST · by cornfedcowboy · 210 replies
    Pro Football Talk-NBC Sports ^ | Feb 22, 2019 | Michael David Smith
    Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been named as one of those involved in a prostitution sting in Florida, but he’s far from the only one involved, and he may not be the most famous person involved. Adam Schefter said on ESPN that Kraft isn’t the most famous person — there’s someone else whose name hasn’t surfaced yet who’s better known than Kraft. “I’m also told that Robert Kraft is not the biggest name involved down there in South Florida,” Schefter said. There’s no word on who the biggest name is, and it’s unclear why the authorities in Florida would name...
  • Feel the Bern: Shirtless Sanders Sings in 1980s Russian Sauna (VIDEO)

    01/29/2019 6:59:08 AM PST · by cornfedcowboy · 24 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | Jan 28, 2019
    When 30-year-old footage of Vermont’s independent senator, Bernie Sanders, singing drunk and shirtless in a sauna complex in the Soviet Union emerged on Twitter Monday, folks had a field day with it. Some found it endearing and amusing, but others were enraged by him palin’ around with Russians.
  • United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight

    03/27/2017 6:10:07 AM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 104 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar 27,2017 | Dan Whitcomb
    Two teenage girls wearing leggings were barred from boarding a United Airlines flight on Sunday because they did not meet a dress code for special pass travelers, a company spokesman said amid a furor on social media. The two girls, who were traveling with a companion, would not have been turned away for wearing leggings had they been paying customers, United spokesman Jonathan Guerin said as the airline responded to the backlash. "(The two girls) were instructed that they couldn't board until they corrected their outfit. They were fine with it and completely understood," Guerin said, adding that all three...
  • US Olympic swimmers pulled off plane by Brazil police

    08/17/2016 6:56:42 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 83 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/17/2016 | David Lawler
    Ryan Lochte, the US gold medal-winning swimmer, who claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janiero, has been ordered by a judge to remain in the country amid suggestions that they may have fabricated the incident. Federal police in Brazil stopped US team-mates Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger from boarding a flight to the United States at Rio de Janeiro's international airport on Wednesday, O Globo newspaper reported on its website. The swimmers, who were with Lochte during the alleged robbery, were taken off the plane for questioning, the newspaper said. Lochte, 32, one of the most...
  • The Truth About Icelandic Happiness

    05/11/2016 4:57:31 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | May 11, 2016 | Eric Weiner
    Several years back, I visited Iceland in the dead of winter. I was researching a book on global happiness, and the small Nordic nation intrigued me. What was this country, adrift in the freezing North Atlantic, doing perched atop the world’s happiness rankings? In pursuit of answers, I buttonholed anyone willing to talk, dined on harkl (rotten shark), drank excessively, and, of course, took a dip in the Blue Lagoon, the otherworldly geothermal waters that have become synonymous with Icelandic bliss. Shortly after I left, Iceland’s largest banks went belly up and the nation’s economy teetered on the verge of...
  • I need Freeper Lawyers and HR administrators please help. Vanity

    03/14/2016 10:21:55 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 52 replies
    Mar 14,2016 | self
    Here is my dilemma. My brother Jimmy worked for a small tech and robotics integrator for two years. His employer notified him in one day that it would be his last. Jimmy lives in U.S. and his employer lives in French Canada. The next 24hrs the bank trustee shut all things down and has recently put the up for sale. Meanwhile I have a very nice computer they own but have yet to mention they would like it returned. also, the still owe Jimmy $15,00 The question: It has information on my laptop that they already have on the main...
  • My kid wants to buy a .22 rifle-any suggestions? Vanity

    01/04/2016 1:41:55 PM PST · by cornfedcowboy · 136 replies
    self | 1/4/2016 | self
    My 14 yr old has done a good job saving some money and would like to purchase a .22 rifle. Probably lever action. Don't need anything flashy, but something that won't break the bank. Probably around $300 although I am happy to help him with the $$ if more money is needed. He will use it to walk through the woods and hunt squirrel and rabbit. Would love any Freepers advice what to look for or stay away from. He is a good kid and will keep up on the maintenance.
  • Report: Trump wants to offer kids helicopter rides at Iowa State Fair

    07/30/2015 5:48:28 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 15 replies
    KCCI News Channel 8 ^ | July 30.2015 | KCCI News
    DES MOINES, Iowa —Donald Trump wants to offer free helicopter rides to children at the Iowa State Fair, reports The Daily Mail newspaper. Trump told the British newspaper on Wednesday that "he's asked the Iowa State Fair for permission to set up the thrill ride at his own risk and expense." The riders would board his $7 million, 12-seat Sikorsky S-76 helicopter that is the one in the opening credits of "Celebrity Apprentice."
  • WATCH: Case of 'stolen valor'? Veteran says so

    03/31/2015 2:20:05 AM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 27 replies
    My Fox TAMPA Bay ^ | 3-30-15 | myfoxtampabay
    TAMPA (FOX 13) - The man in uniform claimed to be a vet and was begging for money, and Garrett Goodwin had seen enough. Goodwin is an Army veteran who confronted an apparently fake one on the streets of Tampa on Monday. It happened at the intersection of Gandy and Dale Mabry, and the video has been seen by more than 1.8 million people on Facebook. The man is holding a sign that says he's a homeless veteran and he needs help. It just so happens that Goodwin helps organizations who reach out to veterans in need, but minutes into...
  • Olive Garden Offering $100 “Never Ending Pasta Pass” For 7 Weeks Of Food

    09/08/2014 2:17:19 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 42 replies
    Consumerist ^ | 9-814 | Mary Beth Quirk
    Nothing lasts forever, not even a $100 Never Ending Pasta Pass from Olive Garden. But that price will buy you all the pasta, salad, bread and soda you can stuff in your gullet for seven weeks from the chain eatery with its new gimmick. Despite the name, the never endingness of the deal is limited to seven weeks for whoever holds it. And there’s another really super big catch, besides the one that promises pasta forever — only 1,000 of the pasta passes will be sold, reports USA Today, starting today at 3 p.m. ET on the Olive Garden web...
  • Airline Passenger Rights Proposal: 5 Things to Know

    05/22/2014 11:18:22 AM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 22,2014 | Tom Costello
    How often have you booked and paid for flights for you or your family, only to learn that the actual cost of your trip is far higher once you factor-in all the extra fees? On Wednesday, with the summer travel season just weeks away, the Department of Transportation proposed new rules that would require airlines and travel websites to disclose those fees up-front.
  • Severe Weather Forecast: Midwest Tornado Threat Through Mother's Day (LIVE UPDATES)

    05/11/2014 1:39:26 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 28 replies ^ | May 11,2014 |
  • Student 'humiliated' when denied school lunch

    02/13/2014 8:14:36 AM PST · by cornfedcowboy · 92 replies
    KKCI news channel 8 ^ | Feb 13,2014 | Laura Nichols
    NORWALK, Iowa —A Norwalk 8th grader said she was humiliated Wednesday when she was denied a school lunch because there wasn't enough money in her account. snip “I was really embarrassed when I walked out of there, and then my friend she looked at me and she's like 'Where is your lunch tray?' I'm like 'They didn't give it to me,'” said Gillian Richardson. Gillian’s mother, Pam Richardson, said her family has enough money to pay for her daughter's school lunches, but didn't get a notification from the school that the balance was negative. “The policy of taking lunches away...
  • Illinois Earthquake? 3.7?

    11/17/2013 7:03:32 AM PST · by cornfedcowboy · 26 replies
    Just saw a scroll on the TV screen that an earthquake near Hinsdale. 3.7 apparently. Challenged finding online source.
  • Battle brewing in NYC over Airbnb rentals

    10/21/2013 4:11:56 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 7 replies
    NBC Travel ^ | Oct. 18, 2013 at 9:03 AM ET | Rob Lovitt NBC News contributor
    Budget-conscious travelers heading to New York City in the coming months could feel a chill in the air — and it’s not just the weather. With a legal battle brewing between state officials and the popular short-term rental site Airbnb, the issue could prompt some of the site’s local users to rethink their roles as part-time landlords. “There are lots of people who are hesitant about posting on Airbnb because of the lack of clarity about what’s legal and what’s not; this will only add to that,” said Arun Sundararajan, a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business. “It may...
  • Authorities: Iowa couple shot, killed escaped inmate(71 yr old neutralizes intruder)

    08/20/2013 7:40:32 AM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 16 replies
    KCCI Channel 8 ^ | 8/20/2013 | KCCI Channel 8
    BEDFORD, Iowa —Law enforcement authorities said Tuesday that an Iowa couple shot and killed an escaped inmate after being held in their home for four hours. Other Stories View Large Authorities said Rodney Long forced his way into the couple's home at 2609 Highland Avenue about 10:15 p.m. and held them for the next four hours. The couple said Long was armed by a semi automatic handgun. He had also taken their phones. The couple, ages 71 and 66, decided to defend themselves, authorities said. A short time later the couple called authorities. An Iowa State Trooper was on the...
  • Kent Sorenson, Bachmann’s Iowa chair, defects to Paul

    12/28/2011 8:33:49 PM PST · by cornfedcowboy · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/28/11 | Rachel Weiner
    Talk about fairweather friends. Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson (R), who was Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s state campaign chairman, endorsed Texas Rep. Ron Paul Wednesday night. At a rally in Des Moines, Sorenson told the crowd, “We’re going to take Ron Paul all the way to the White House.” He did not tell Bachmann of his decision until he was en route to the Paul rally, billed as an event for veterans. “This is hard,” he said of his decision to leave Bachmann, explaining that he felt obligated to defend Paul against the Republican establishment. He elaborated in a statement,...
  • Vanity: Wow! CNN AC 360 Fast and Furious report

    09/28/2011 5:43:54 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN AC 360
    No video yet online. Great reporting, this is a must see. Replays at 10:00p.m. Eastern Time. Will post link to video when available.
  • Science Project Forces Airport Evacuation

    08/03/2011 8:26:15 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 12 replies
    OMAHA, Neb. -- A college student's science project prompted the evacuation of a concourse at Eppley Airfield on Wednesday. Transportation Security Administration officials said the item was found in a carry-on bag as it went through X-ray screening in Terminal B around noon. Out of caution, the terminal was evacuated and screening operations were halted, officials said. The FBI said the item, which initially appeared to be a threat, was in a student's carry-on bag. The student from Oregon was at Creighton University for a science competition, the FBI said. Read more:
  • Dollar in graver danger than the euro

    05/11/2011 6:58:10 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 25 replies
    Financial Times ^ | Axel Merk
    Imagine a country that spends and prints trillions to patch up any problem. Now imagine another country where there is no central Treasury, meaning that bail-outs are less easy, and which has a central bank that has mopped up liquidity over the past year, rather than engage in quantitative easing. Why does it surprise anyone that the latter, the eurozone, has a stronger currency than the former, the US? Because of peripheral countries’ debt refinancing issues? And the potential for contagion? These are real and serious issues, but in our assessment, they should be primarily priced into the spreads of...