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  • Big Bad Bed Bug Secret? (Gas vs. electric cooking)

    03/22/2017 8:03:33 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 169 replies
    HiTech RedNeck's scientific brain | March 22, 2017 | HiTech RedNeck
    I have a buddy in rural Illinois who is living with and helping out his elderly mom, and he likes to cook. He cooks up a storm. They both enjoy the food. The house they are in has begun to display a very bad bedbug infestation. Both my buddy's mom and my buddy are freaking out. They don't have a lot of money but they are about to call Orkin. I stopped to think about the science of bedbugs. Both my buddy and I did a lot of online research after discovering the infestation. But I think I have a...
  • H1B Indians over a barrel?

    02/04/2017 7:55:34 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 30 replies
    My beady brain | Feb 4, 2017 | HTRN
    Dear FReepublicans, I thought I remembered some time back when I heard about a racket that some H1B heavy contracting firms were carrying out. They would mistreat their (typically India Indian) workers and they would not dare complain because if they did, they'd be fired on some bizarre pretext and back to India they would have to go. Does anyone have any sources about this they can point me to? I think I may be looking at a situation where this is happening. Now yes, I know they took our jerbs, etc. So many may not care. But I have...
  • Is there a wiser way to use FR?

    01/19/2017 2:10:23 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 154 replies
    God, I hope | January 19, 2017 | HiTech RedNeck himself
    Well. It has been 16 years more or less that I have been on FR. My participation began with the contested Bush-Gore election in late 2000. I've seen a lot of debate, a lot of discussion, and a wide palette of points of view from left to right and on many spiritual subjects. I believe the present season, with not just Trump but a new salvational consciousness on the horizon, is an answer from God to the confusion. Anyhow, as the "age of Trump" comes upon us, are there wiser ways to use FR than to chew the fat on...
  • A Humble Redneck, proud of God, looks to Nashville

    01/03/2017 8:03:03 AM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 46 replies
    the hound of heaven :-) | January 3, 2017 | HiTech RedNeck
    Well, speaking of work, sometimes this place tempts me to spend less time on it than I should. I love to chew the fat, don’t get me wrong. But maybe I can dine on the whole pig, so to speak. Maybe this is an odd place to mention it, but it’s possible that I may be the author of a theme song, from a Christian point of view, for “Let’s Make America Great Again.” This was requested of my musical (and spiritual) collaborator by an ASCAP affiliated Christian music publisher. ASCAP seems to be more into that; BMI (which I...

    11/07/2016 4:19:09 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 16 replies
    Daniel R. Levy, Ronnie L. Houser ^ | 2012 | HiTech RedNeck
    (There's gonna be a redneck revolution. Are you ready?) There's gonna be a redneck revolution; The love of God will be its food And resolute will be its mood 'Cause our politicians ignore the Constitution; They fill our land with a wicked, wicked brew; (Wicked brew) Unto the brim, filthy and crude, We the people, they say are problems, and not a solution, But the wake-up call is gonna be prompt and rude! Yeah! There's gonna be a redneck revolution; There's no one else to shoulder the load; We're gonna go back to the Constitution, And the bums will be...
  • SSD hearing judge to disabled vet: "Smoke the wacky tobaccy."

    11/30/2015 7:05:27 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 26 replies
    The horse's mouth | 11/30/2015 | HiTech RedNeck
    By way of preamble, I know a lot of you folks are more or less down on the SSD program. Either that it's being abused or it shouldn't exist. That being said, a Marine buddy of mine whose attorneys expected him to have a slam dunk SSD case (multiple back injuries with multiple medical documentation) went into a Chicago courtroom this morning and left it wondering where Kansas went, so to speak. He got grilled and scoffed at and was told to go to a clinic where they do "wacky tobaccy." Federal judge, mind you, and this was all on...
  • Okay, Bloomberg is a big fat socialist RINO. What is Bloomberg Media?

    09/22/2014 7:17:32 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 25 replies
    Sept 22, 2014 | HiTech RedNeck
    Well, the HiTech RedNeck is looking for a job... AGAIN. This job hopping is getting old, but the boss of the group, at a major freight railroad, for which I'm a contractor has an integrity problem, to put it delicately. For some reason, I don't get along very well with liars and phonies. Well, I refreshed my resumes on Dice and Monster this past weekend and crossed my fingers. Well this morning what do I behold, but someone wants to know if I am interested in working for a company that turns out to be BLOOMBERG MEDIA. They are quoting...
  • It's Come To This. Selling Obamacare With Kittens.

    02/16/2014 9:09:20 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Feb 16, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
  • Into the Belly of the Beast and Out Again

    02/15/2014 2:35:15 AM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 22 replies
    HTRN | 2/15/2014 | HTRN
    Maybe sometime I will fill out some more details, but this is a beginning of a thread describing how I hired on as a programmer to a state Medicaid program, and what I saw. My outspoken Christian faith, I believe, is what ultimately got me kicked out of the system. That's not how it was put. They complained I hadn't done what the boss wanted (maybe I had misunderstood him, but I honestly thought I had obeyed whatever he actually stated he wanted). But I think that was an excuse, as an experienced co-worker had congratulated me for doing something...
  • Crazy thought and question about Barack Obama

    01/21/2014 7:26:01 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 45 replies
    My crazy redneck mind | 1/21/14 | HTRN
    I'm thinking about how Barack Obama has (once again) complained that America hates him because of his race. We know of course, that it's untrue. Of all the catcalls he has gotten, virtually none are about race and virtually all are about the way he has fouled up the duties of the office, or about political philosophies that would move him to foul up the duties of the office. But I'm trying to grok the issue at a deeper level. Seems to me that Barack is actually wishing for the USA to go "nigga" or "ghetto" out of a wish...
  • Original song: HONEST REDNECK SWEAT

    12/06/2013 6:58:01 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 48 replies
    12/6/2013 | HTRN
    ==================== HONEST REDNECK SWEAT ==================== [Verse 1] It's been another hard workin' day With my neck burned from the sun Out in these fields of the north forty And I know I must work before having fun; I plowed, I planted, and I pulled weeds Looking to the harvest that will come, And now I'm home to my dear family And embrace my wife and daughter and son! [Chorus] Oh Lord, when it's time for my reward Look at this honest redneck sweat; I may not have been the world's big shot But I tried not to forget That my...
  • MARYLAND again? (Hanover/S. Baltimore)

    11/12/2013 2:28:59 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 57 replies
    11/12/2013 | HTRN
    Well, Redneck is looking at a job in Maryland again, after the one in Tennessee didn't work out. This time, Hanover. South Baltimore. Anne Arundel County. Big trouble, I hear. But can it be survived? Has anyone dwelt there and lived to tell the tale?
  • I Yack Too Much

    11/11/2013 3:57:39 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 58 replies
    me | 11/11/13 | HTRN
    I yack too much.
  • Victimidation and Idolatry, or Where Modern Liberalism Went Wrong

    08/19/2013 1:21:12 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 7 replies
    8/19/2013 | me
    I've got what I believe to be a spiritual insight into the "victimidation" phenomenon which is behind a lot of modern American political liberals' folly. I share it for discussion and refinement. I'd like to go into what I believe is the history here. Liberalism as we know it today began as a movement within Christianity to pay special attention to its call (and the call of the Judaic faith that led up to it) to raise up people who were down and out. At that time there was still a robust faith in God, and that He would glorify...
  • I sat right down and wrote Google a letter

    06/29/2013 11:26:36 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 42 replies
    HTRN | 3/29/13 | HTRN
    Google 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 Dear Google, As a seasoned programmer/analyst of 29 years' experience, I must compliment you on your technical accomplishments and achievements. In only a relatively few years you have managed to develop from literally nothing to the most widely used web search reference on the globe. "Googling" has become a household word. Through your leverage with advertisers eager for pay for views by interested eyes, you have managed to keep a vast array of services perfectly free, even your Web-based telephone service. To date I have been a happy and satisfied user of...
  • Google and their #ProudToLove thingy -- Christian activism possibilities

    06/28/2013 9:53:20 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 5 replies
    6/28/13 | HTRN
    Well, the "gay" homosexual movement has taken upon itself to punk our society to a new degree, and Google, if its sympathies ever were in the closet, has come out even to the point of plastering this link upon their home page. How about those of us who are Christian put on our gospel boots and, our good Lord and the Father willing, do some kicking of Satan's rear end. "Punk" them back, so to speak, yet in a way that shows them God's love. If this is a Twitter hashtag (I know just that much about Twitter)... fill it...

    06/12/2013 11:25:22 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 48 replies
    Heaven | 6/12/2013 | HTRN
    OK, this is very much a theological vanity. But I don't think it is in vain. John 3:16-17. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. Very familiar passage of Christian scripture, though John 3:17 is somewhat less often quoted. Notice something here, however. "God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world." Turns out this...
  • "Where Were You, God?"

    05/19/2013 12:21:32 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 431 replies
    HiTech RedNeck | 5/19/2013 | HiTech RedNeck
    <p>"Where were You, God?" The question arises daily as news of tragedies abound, and even from time to time as the tragedy involves ourselves. Servicemen die in a bungled military defense operation that should have been a cake walk, and no government official has credible answers. A son is shot dead in his prime by a wanton criminal. A wife dies decades too soon from a deadly disease. A busy mother dies unexpectedly from a sudden heart attack. Maybe you were emotionally abused when a child and have been saddled with a destructive habit that you acquired in an effort to escape from the torment by the only means you knew, and prayer -- once you realized you were in a trap -- seemed scant help or comfort. In these myriad situations the bitter questions often arise: "Oh Lord, where were You? Dear God, why did You roll over for this? Almighty Father, I've always heard that you are righteous and omnipotent, so why did You not act when it would have been so simple for You to stop it from happening? Oh, the heart-rending woe! Why did You lose, God?"</p>
  • Vanity: does the Google Doodle show more blue ballots than red ones?

    11/05/2012 10:55:30 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 19 replies
    Google ^ | November 6, 2012 | hi tech red neck
    Look at the Google doodle of ballots. They've got more blue ballots there than red ones.
  • Romney Chokes Up, Delivers Moving Tribute To Navy SEAL Killed in Benghazi

    10/09/2012 5:32:43 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 7 replies
    Fox News (quoted by W----- Z------) ^ | Oct 9, 2012 | Fox News (quoted by W----- Z------)
  • Technical vanity: are there self contained router boxes that accept a 4G antenna dongle?

    08/04/2012 5:06:59 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 30 replies
    8/4/2012 | HiTech RedNeck
    Clear (tm) wireless service has recently begun offering a deal where you can order a 4G antenna dongle, which looks similar to a WiFi dongle but taps into a cellular-like data service, for free. Only hitch is that this has to be plugged into a computer (typically a laptop, but there's no reason a desktop machine couldn't use it too). Are there small self contained routers that can use one of these dongles? That is, if the economics would even make sense (because after all you can buy a full size router and Clear service receiver for $50 right now)....
  • FR, ahead of its time again!

    07/21/2012 9:26:45 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 40 replies
    7/21/12 | HiTech RedNeck
    Well the system was brought back from its flirtation with oblivion a few days ago, but it appears the system time stamp is about a couple hours out of whack now. I'd seen it 15 minutes ahead; this is a new achievement being almost 2 hours in the future.
  • VANITY: Followup to Germantown: a big plug for CORP-CORP.COM (all tech job seekers take a look!)

    07/18/2012 6:59:25 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 8 replies
    Corp-Corp.Com ^ | July 18, 2012 | HiTech RedNeck
    Hello. This is not a solicited advertisement. But this is a plug by HiTech RedNeck for a job board for tech jobs that actually sees a lot of action. Corp-Corp.Com I only found it by Google searching for tech jobs (OK, so Google is evil -- it's still useful for something). Never saw an ad for it in my life. I was already signed up for Dice and Monster, but that wasn't helping much. So I signed up thinking it was rinky dink, but thought I might see a handful of job listings. Well my inbox began to bulge with...
  • HiTech RedNeck job search vanity: GERMANTOWN MD?!? Anybody near there???

    07/12/2012 7:59:24 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 47 replies
    Me | 7/12/2012 | HiTech RedNeck
    Dear Freepers, HiTech RedNeck struck out on the two other jobs whose locales were inquired about earlier: Madison WI and Bentonville AR. While a formidable challenger, HTRN had even more formidable competitors and did not win out. Stinging off of the Wisconsin loss (which had looked a lot like a win until the very end) HTRN signed up for two new job boards: and They looked rinky dink compared to the classy, complex Monster and Dice, but they were ranked high by Google, and I was thinking any new ports in a storm. Well, very shortly HTRN's email...
  • Vanity: Might get a job in Arkansas -- what's Arkansas like politically?

    06/17/2012 1:46:21 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 83 replies
    my greasy keyboard | 6/17/2012 | HTRN
    I'm living in a suburb of Chicago, Ill-Noise right now, but might be getting a job offer from Rogers (Bentonville) Arkansas (yes it's associated with Wally World HQ but as a "permanent contractor" i.e. I'd be a perm employee of a contract house). After months with nothing this might be the second of two doors that are opening to me, the first in Madison, WI. Well, from what little I can look up, Arkansas despite its redneck reputation is Democrat. Democrat Mike Beebe is the gov, versus the Republican Walker of Wisconsin. No idea what the AR legislature is like....
  • Vanity: Anybody have an inside look at EPIC in Madison WI?

    05/06/2012 8:50:24 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 23 replies
    Self | 05/06/12 | HiTech RedNeck
    Hello fellow FReepers, Like a lot of folks I'm looking for a job and battling this tough market. I can competently wear either or both of two major hats, either as system administrator or computer programmer. I've had my resume out on Dice for several months, which has resulted in lots of nibbles, maybe about three a week, a mix of contract and permanent jobs that recruiters have asked me to submit my resume to. But virtually nothing has gotten to an interview... that is until this month. Now stuff has started to hop. The recruiters sound more interested and...
  • The real (overtaxed) life of Julia (video snagged from Townhall)

    05/05/2012 12:01:18 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 4, 2012 | okmaher1
    The following video with commentary is interesting. Maybe a little lukewarm for FR because it ends up with Julia registering as a Republican... which of itself would be too little too late.
  • Petition to stop Bulgarian dog spinning

    05/03/2012 8:33:18 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 27 replies
    The Petition Site ^ | current | "Advocate For Saving Dogs"
    This petition is a protest to the Bulgarian ambassador in Washington about an alleged practice allowed in Bulgaria where a dog is suspended over water on a chain, spun, then cut loose while spinning. I'm figuring this isn't considered fun by the dog.
  • Tech Vanity: Anyone head of UNIX "VI" (NOT the editor, but a very modern version of that OS)?

    05/01/2012 10:45:24 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 29 replies
    May 1, 2012 | HiTech RedNeck
    I've been interviewing with some tech firms and one of them wanted to know how versed I was with "UNIX VI." Well I said I knew vi like the back of my hand, but no they seem to mean a modern version of the OS! Help??? Wikipedia, which usually keeps up quite well with technology developments, was of no use, nor was Googling. I don't see any "UNIX VI" on any UNIX lineage chart. Yes there was a Unix version 6 but that is an ancient thing. If there was a follow on to System V maybe it would be...
  • Very Vain Vanity: is the term "IED" well known today? (writing song lyrics)

    03/27/2012 10:20:36 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 8 replies
    march 27, 2012 | hitech redneck
    I am trying to write lyrics for a song involving a troop who went to Iraq and whose vehicle encountered an IED (improvised explosive device, i.e. Islamoterrorist guerilla road bomb) that exploded. It presents the man as a hero who saved his buddies when they were thrown out of the vehicle, but who himself perished in a hail of automatic fire from the enemy. There is a lot more to the story both before and afterwards than this, but it is an important story element. The term "IED" is a lot more euphonious (the syllables have a better sound) in...
  • Parents accuse Army of 'criminal negligence' in soldier's rabies death

    02/22/2012 6:50:22 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 40 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Feb 21, 2012 | msnbc staff
    The parents of a U.S. soldier who died from rabies after being bitten by a dog in Afghanistan are accusing the Army of “criminal negligence” in his death, the Army Times reported Wednesday.
  • VANITY: FR -- slightly ahead of its time?

    02/10/2012 10:28:46 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 20 replies
    my beady little brain | Feb 11, 2012 | HTRN
    It's been several weeks, I think, and the timestamp which gets put on my postings (and other fresh postings) seems to be about ten minutes or so ahead of the actual time. This can't be a time zone issue. What gives? Or is Illinois so retarded that even all its clocks are slow?
  • Vanity: Country music critics wanted to review: "Rednecks Built America" and other songs

    01/27/2012 9:55:03 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 28 replies
    Eagle~Hawk Attitude | January 27, 2012 | HiTech RedNeck
    This is a vanity that is expressly not intended to sell anything, but just get opinions and associated demographics, whether the opinions are kudoses or catcalls. As long as you stay on topic you will not be considered a troll even if you positively loathe the music and tell me it's the most execrable thing since Satan. I want to know who it appeals to and who it doesn't. I would like to get some folks' reactions to the following song demos, which are free to download and pass around and keep as long as the trailer plugging the album...
  • Vanity: Does Nashville TN (liberal mecca in consv. state) have implied landlord liens?

    01/25/2012 5:17:03 AM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 18 replies
    self | January 25, 2012 | HTRN
    I know some of you guys gave me a hard time when I shared the story of my buddy who rented a room in a house in Nashville and fell behind on his rent (though good faith discussions with the landlady were in progress) and then when gone a couple of weeks all of a sudden found his stuff taken to storage and the landlady's lawyer demanding a ransom for it. You said my buddy ought to suck it up, not try to "legally steal" from the landlady, and such. If you're still of the same opinion and don't want...
  • Vanity question: alleged abandonment of tenant property in Tennessee?

    01/17/2012 10:22:29 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 31 replies · 1+ views
    HiTech RedNeck | January 18, 2011 | HiTech RedNeck
    I got a buddy, a former Marine, who had been renting a room in a house in Nashville, Tennessee for several years. Lately he got behind a few months on his rent, and the landlady never followed the Tennessee or local law concerning serving notice, let alone asking for an order of eviction. Instead, the landlady, who is living in Texas, had a person in Nashville with whom she was in cahoots spirit my buddy's property (worth well over $2000) to parts unknown. I think this slick move was simply a theft. While maybe nobody is wearing a halo in...
  • Shooting Rats

    11/10/2011 1:10:30 AM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | snypercat
    Air gun shooting rats with teeny tiny pellets
  • VANITY: Google wants to end starvation in East Africa, is "gonna be their friend."

    08/18/2011 7:29:30 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 11 replies
    You Tube and Google's present search page ^ | Aug 7, 2011 | Bob Marley and The Wailers
    Google is taking a collection of donations to alleviate starvation in East Africa. Sounds great, I hope the food actually gets to the starving people. But as one of those darn conservatives, I wonder how likely Google's method is to circumvent political impediments such as local authorities who'd rather their people be starving than relinquish wrongheaded modes of exercising power. Is TROP going to be a problem here?
  • Vanity question - Trucker Tea Party been going on in Nashville TN?

    05/04/2011 9:49:14 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 8 replies
    May 4, 2011 | HiTech RedNeck
    A certain person told me there had been going on in Nashville, since last Thursday April 28, a one week "Tea Party" meeting for truckers to air their grievances about government overreaching and plan political action. This person intended to be there, but for personal reasons it seems he could not. So I thought I'd try to Google up whatever information I could to see what had been going on -- supposedly Jay Sekulow was intending to be a guest speaker. I'm having a lot of trouble identifying any such event, if it existed at all. My apology in advance...
  • Rednecks Built America

    04/07/2011 9:01:05 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 12 replies
    Digstation ^ | April, 2011 | Ronnie Houser
    THE SECRET'S OUT: U.S. rednecks come in many colors, they built America, and they keep America movin' strong! Are you one of America's hard working rednecks? Yellow, red, tan, white, black, or any other color? This album is for you, through work, fun, trials, tribulations, and heart warming moments. (1) Rednecks Built America -- let's hear it for U.S. rednecks of all colors! (2) Truck Drivin' Man -- doin' the best he can 24/7. (3) Illinois Cowboy -- crazy biker, leader of a 1000 bike convoy. (4) Oh, The Smoke -- smoky biker bar, where we love our baby! (5)...
  • Vanity -- is anyone else having trouble seeing state flag images on FReeper pages?

    06/26/2010 8:30:16 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 28 replies
    June 26, 2010
    Since the recent to-do with the change of FR's IP address, I've been having problems seeing the state (or region) flag images on FReeper pages. They all come up as broken links, although if clicked they still go to the blog for the appropriate state. What gives?
  • Dr. Seuss' Message To Uncle Sam

    03/28/2010 7:16:58 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 27 replies · 1,098+ views
    The Enlightened Redneck ^ | 3/26/2010 | K. Daniel Glover
    I do not like it Uncle Sam, I do not like it Sam I Am. I do not like these dirty crooks, I do not like how they cook books. I do not like when Congress steals, I do not like their secret deals. I do not like this Speaker Nan, I do not like this ‘YES WE CAN’. I do not like this kind of hope, I do not like it Nope! Nope! Nope!
  • (Vanity) Township and neighbors playing mind games on me, harassment

    09/30/2009 7:15:54 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 52 replies · 1,210+ views
    self | September 30, 2009 | HiTech RedNeck
    A certain township in a Chicago collar county is playing mind games on me. I believe I am being harassed. Sporadically over the last three years I've gotten "love letters" from their code enforcement jackboot claiming that a neighbor complained about grass and weeds in my yard but "has even offered to help [me]." In the past when this happened I just freshly mowed the yard and heard no more, for a while. (I am not in the best of health and sometimes cannot take care of my yard as well as I would like.) Well, I got another "love...
  • Binyam Mohamed lawyer Smith [govt board won't let him talk to Obama]

    04/08/2009 12:55:12 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 2 replies · 370+ views
    Salon Radio ^ | April 7, 2009 | Glenn Greenwald
    See source
  • Another Reason To Hate Google [Google's toolbar previews substitute banner ads]

    08/22/2007 11:34:03 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 7 replies · 295+ views
    WND ^ | Aug 23, 2007 | Joseph Farah
    No, Google is not defacing billboards belonging to others. Instead, Google, through its new toolbar, is hijacking the websites visited by its users and replacing their ads with Google ads.
  • gummit busybodies want to mow down my wild grape bushes

    05/26/2007 9:35:52 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 67 replies · 2,142+ views
    htrn | 5/26/07 | hitech redneck
    Got a "nicegram" from my township with a picture of a planting of the wild grape bushes that have been on the corner of my yard for 9 years with nobody complaining, threatening to have my yard cleared of "weeds" while the swat team is there and then billing me beaucoup dollars for it. The letter tells me to see the ordinances on some web site, but after clicking on all 40 some links I found nothing there about weeds (though in scanning the ordinances it looks to me like one neighbor has an illegal sump pump water discharge to...
  • House-church leader gets 7-1/2 years in prison [CHINA religious persecution]

    07/11/2006 11:14:22 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 3 replies · 336+ views
    Assist News Service [WND] ^ | July 12, 2006 | Jeremy Reynalds
    A prominent Chinese house movement leader, Pastor Zhang Rongliang, has been sentenced to seven-and-a- half years in prison. According to China Aid Association, the July 4 verdict was issued by Zhongmu County People's Court,
  • US approves Whirpool-Maytag tie-up

    03/29/2006 11:21:34 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 12 replies · 510+ views ^ | Mar 29, 2006
    US authorities cleared the Whirlpool deal to acquire rival appliance maker Maytag, a tie-up agreed after a bidding war with a Chinese firm. The US Justice Department's antitrust division said its investigation "determined that the proposed transaction is not likely to reduce competition substantially."
  • Hold your appaws: Dogs for Cindy Sheehan supporters claim canines back Bush protester

    08/19/2005 12:40:28 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 9 replies · 455+ views ^ | aug 19, 2005 | joe kovacs
    ... Wednesday night's nationwide vigils on behalf of anti-Bush activist Cindy Sheehan was something to bark about, at least for those of the canine variety. Wednesday night's nationwide vigils on behalf of anti-Bush activist Cindy Sheehan was something to bark about, at least for those of the canine variety. ...
  • Hyper-Threading, Linus Torvalds vs. Colin Percival [crypto attack bug on hyperthreaded processors]

    05/20/2005 12:25:56 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 15 replies · 361+ views
    Slashdot ^ | May 18, 2005 | timothy
    Hyper-Threading, Linus Torvalds vs. Colin Percival Posted by timothy on Wednesday May 18, @08:17AM from the local-exploit-means-other-bad-things dept. OutsideIn writes "The recent Hyper-Threading vulnerability announcement has generated a fair amount of discussion since it was released. KernelTrap has an interesting article quoting Linux creator Linus Torvalds who recently compared the vulnerability to similar issues with early SMP and direct-mapped caches suggesting, "it doesn't seem all that worrying in real life." Colin Percival, who published a recent paper on the vulnerability, strongly disagreed with Linus' assessment saying, "it is at times like this that Linux really suffers from having a single...
  • National [Motorcycle] Helmet Law Attempt in Process

    05/09/2005 10:25:09 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 56 replies · 1,463+ views
    Motorcycle Riders Foundation ^ | May 8, 2005 | Jeff Hennie
    MRF E-MAIL NEWS Motorcycle Riders Foundation P.O. Box 1808 Washington, DC 20013-1808 202-546-0983 (voice) 202-546-0986 (fax) (website) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jeff Hennie, MRF Vice-President of Government Relations (e-mail) May 8, 2005 #05NR09 - NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION: Lautenberg to Propose Amendment The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has learned that Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J) is planning to offer an amendment to the MRF's Motorcycle Safety Language contained in the highway bill HR 3. The MRF has received an advanced copy of Sen. Lautenberg’s proposed amendment. It would penalize, or prohibit, any state without a mandatory helmet law from...