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  • Cyber attack reporting site, Anyone? (Vanity)

    11/17/2012 9:03:12 AM PST · by Cold Heart · 6 replies
    Wife's bank card was denied use yesterday. Bank said their on line service was not working. I suggested Iran was mounting a cyber attack due to the war footings around Israel. Wife said I was paranoid. I did find a September article ( about Iran cyber attacking banks. Officials tried to blame The Video LOL but the article said it was Iran being upset about sanctions. Article said attacks were ongoing. Any Freepers know of a good website that reports current cyber attacks?
  • Advertisers who sponsor left wing media should be boycotted.

    11/17/2012 7:39:46 AM PST · by Diggity · 36 replies
    11/17/2012 | Myself
    The best way (if there is a way) to force the left wing media into moving to the center is cut off their source of profits. If the companies who advertise on left wing media, network news, cnn etc received millions of emails, letters saying that their products will not be bought as long as the sponsor they lying left wing media then it may make a difference.
  • FReeper Recipe Thread (4 days to Thanksgiving)

    11/17/2012 7:33:11 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 67 replies
    FreeRepublic Cooks | Nov 18, 2012 | libertarian27
    Welcome to the FReeper Recipe Thread. Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or three- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites! Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe. Happy Thanksgiving
  • Ben Stein's confession

    11/17/2012 7:32:25 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 11-10-12 | Ben Stein
    "The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary. My confession: [Ben Stein] I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat... Or maybe I can put it another way: where...
  • 50 Unfortunate Truths About Investing

    11/17/2012 7:19:42 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 8 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | November 14, 2012 | Morgan Housel
    Sorry, but ... 1. Saying "I'll be greedy when others are fearful" is much easier than actually doing it. 2. The gulf between a great company and a great investment can be extraordinary. 3. Markets go through at least one big pullback every year, and one massive one every decade. Get used to it. It's just what they do. 4. There is virtually no accountability in the financial pundit arena. People who have been wrong about everything for years still draw crowds. 5. As Erik Falkenstein says: "In expert tennis, 80% of the points are won, while in amateur tennis,...
  • Stuff Dutch People Like: #19--Mashing Their Food--Stamppot

    11/17/2012 7:18:11 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 54 replies
    Stuff Dutch People Like ^ | January 2012 | Anon
    "Mommy, what's that???" For anyone reading this, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that Dutch food has yet to sweep the globe. Although pockets of the Dutch can be found scattering the world, delectable Dutch cuisine never seemed to have caught on. “Fancy I pick up some Dutch food on the way home from work?” or “Wow, you have got to try this new Dutch restaurant in SoHo!” are phrases you will never hear uttered. Isn’t it odd that a nation of traveling, colonizing, patriotic, emigrating folk never managed to sow their own culinary seeds? C’mon, who are we...
  • Who stabbed Ginger in the back? Scan reveals 5,500-year-old murder mystery...

    11/17/2012 6:45:28 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Friday, November 16, 2012 | Mark Prigg and Damien Gayle
    Daniel Antoine, the museum's expert on human remains, told The Times: ..."The force is such that the blade would have penetrated through his lung." ...Examinations also showed he was a young man, aged between just 18 and 20 when he was killed, and impressively muscled. Mr Antoine said he believes a lack of defensive wounds suggest Ginger was the victim of a surprise attack. A blade of copper or sharpened flint at least 5in long and 0.7in wide made the injury, he said... Professor Anders Persson of the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV), a Forensic Radiology expert,...
  • 10 Things Stores Won't Say About Black Friday

    11/17/2012 6:32:13 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 23 replies
    Smart Money ^ | 11-16-12 | ANNAMARIA ANDRIOTIS
    1. "Expect pandemonium at the stores." 2. "We ruined Thanksgiving." 3. "Black Friday came early." 4. "You should have stayed home." 5. "Prepare for violence." 6. "Won't give us your email address? Say goodbye to some deals." 7. "Don't expect good quality." 8. "We market to women (but not the best deals)." 9. "Don't be fooled by credit card discounts offers." 10. "We'll try to keep you in the store all day."
  • Why Apple Can't Deny Google Maps On iPhone

    11/17/2012 5:58:20 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 49 replies
    Google has nearly completed work on a new version of Google Maps for the iPhone. Citing sources familiar with Google's plans, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google is now field testing the app outside of Google. It should soon be ready for Google to submit to Apple for approval. Apple booted Google Maps from the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch earlier this year with the introduction of iOS 6. Google Maps was a part of iOS from the very first iPhone through September of this year -- a partnership that lasted more than five years. But Apple has been...
  • Droughts steady since 1950s

    11/17/2012 5:39:34 AM PST · by Renfield · 24 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-14-2012 | Nic, Collins
    According to a commonly used model of drought patterns, researchers had previously assumed that higher global temperatures were causing greater evaporation of water, and therefore more droughts. But a more detailed analysis of weather data, including wind speed, humidity and radiation levels, found that in fact there has been "little change" in drought over the past 60 years. Researchers from Princeton University and the Australian National University said drought was "expected to increase in frequency and severity" in the future, but added that currently used prediction methods are inaccurate.....

    11/17/2012 5:31:53 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 18 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 11/17/42 | Charles Hurd, Robert Trumbull, Drew Middleton, Ralph Parker, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Cashier Allegedly Scammed Lottery Winner Out Of $5 Million Ticket, Waited 6 Years To Cash It In

    11/17/2012 4:55:49 AM PST · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    A maintenance worker in Syracuse, N.Y. claims that he won $5 million on an instant lottery ticket. He took it back to the store where he had purchased it, and the store owner’s son told him that he had only won $5,000. The man offered him for $4,000 in cash for the ticket. The store owner’s two sons sat on the ticket for six years, then turned it in to the state lottery. The lottery sensed that something was not right here. To smoke out the shenanigans, the state lottery planted a story in the media. They didn’t lie, exactly,...
  • Van Rompuy: financial tax to form part of EU budget

    11/17/2012 4:54:38 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 11-16 | BENJAMIN FOX
    BRUSSELS - The much vaunted EU financial transaction tax (FTT) is set to be hard-wired into the EU budget, with most of its revenue going directly to the EU. A paper prepared by EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy and sent to European capitals ahead of next week's EU budget summit, where leaders aim to agree a mandate on the budget framework for 2014-2020, would deduct FTT revenues from national contributions to the annual EU pot. Van Rompuy put forward his ideas after private talks with EU countries' budget sherpas over the past 10 days. (Snip) Under Van Rompuy's plan,...
  • For your consideration

    Why the GOP won’t challenge vote fraud Posted on November 15, 2012 by Dr. Eowyn | 78 Comments Friends and Patriots, It’s major duct tape time ’cause you’ll need it to keep your head from exploding. Are you ready for this?
  • West request for recount denied or court doesn't have authority?

    11/17/2012 12:45:53 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 17 replies
    11/17/2012 | Me
    Earlier today while reading an article from a Drudge link that state West's request for recount was denied by a judge I actually read the reason the judge didn't order the recount was because his court didn't have the authority to do so (jurisdiction?). Is this actually considered a denial or is it being framed by certain media interests as a denial? Anybody have an actual URL of the court transcripts?
  • Earth tremor Barry Texas

    11/16/2012 11:50:37 PM PST · by john12123 · 19 replies
    Was in bed lying down fully awake when the bed shook violently. I got up and went towards the doorway when it stopped. Looked at the clock which read 01.08am. Anyone else felt this ?
  • 197 Neat Free Survival Downloads

    11/16/2012 9:44:39 PM PST · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    Ferfal Blogspot ^ | 11/15/12 | Ferfal
    Hey guys, here's a few nice downloads to put in a thumb drive or maybe print some of the more relevant ones. Its all free stuff, lots of good reading. Enjoy!
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Like a Diamond in the Sky

    11/16/2012 9:40:40 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | November 17, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: A dark Sun hung over Queensland, Australia on Wednesday morning during a much anticipated total solar eclipse. Storm clouds threatened to spoil the view along the northern coast, but minutes before totality the clouds parted. Streaming past the Moon's edge, the last direct rays of sunlight produced a gorgeous diamond ring effect in this scene from Ellis Beach between Cairns and Port Douglas. Winking out in a moment, the diamond didn't last forever though. The area was plunged into darkness for nearly 2 minutes as the Moon's shadow swept off shore toward Australia's Great Barrier Reef and out into...
  • Man bites off brother-in-law's finger, police say

    11/16/2012 9:05:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 16, 2012 | Ed Komenda
    It appears Jean Saintilus bit off more than he could chew. After chanting and smashing a coconut in the middle of a dead-end road, police say, the 27-year-old man opened his hand and showed baffled officers his brother-in-law's severed pinky finger.
  • This Grandma And Her Cat Are The Cutest Best Friends Ever

    11/16/2012 8:31:14 PM PST · by Altariel · 39 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Unknown | Matt Bellassai
    Thirteen years ago, photographer Miyoko Ihara began snapping pictures of the budding relationship between her now 88-year-old grandmother, Misa, and her odd-eyed kitten, Fukumaru. Since Misa found the cat abandoned in a shed, the pair have barely ever been apart. Their beautiful friendship is documented in a photo book, Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat.