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  • Hospitalised French first lady accused of using 'emotional blackmail' to keep glamorous role..

    01/13/2014 5:23:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2014 | Sam Greenhill, Peter Allen and Amanda Williams
    Francois Hollande’s trysts with his French actress mistress took place in a Paris flat, registered to a convicted criminal with mafia links, it has been revealed. The 59-year-old president has reportedly been seeing Julie Gayet, a 41-year-old actress who has been conducting a secret affair with the Socialist head of state since last year. The revelations come as France's first lady Valerie Trierweiler is expected to leave hospital today, where she was admitted after collapsing with 'shock and exhaustion' upon discovering the affair.
  • Wal-Mart Relies On Taxpayers To Subsidize Low Wages

    01/06/2014 6:54:56 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 366 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 1, 2013 | Emily Coyle
    <p>Wal-Mart’s wages are so low that many of its workers must rely on food stamps and other government aid programs, costing taxpayers as much as $900,0000 at just one Wal-Mart Supercenter in Wisconsin.</p> <p>So how did the report’s authors come up with the $900,000 figure? First, they took into account the number of Wal-Mart stores and employees across Wisconsin and the per-person costs of Badgercare, the state’s health care program, estimating that the cost of the publicly funded health care comes to $251,706 per year for a Supercenter that employees 300 workers.</p>
  • Gov. Dayton made $343,234 last year, gave $1,000 to charity

    11/27/2013 7:46:31 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    city pages ^ | 11-13-13 | Olivia LaVecchia
    In the interest of transparency, Gov. Mark Dayton has released his tax returns for every year since 2009, back when he was just a candidate for the governor's office. He dropped his 2012 returns yesterday afternoon, and they reveal that last year was a prosperous one for our governor: Dayton took home his state salary of $116,125, as well as $92,381 from the family trust, and $130,291 in capital gains, for a total income of $343,234. That income puts Dayton among Minnesota's highest earners. Yet, according to his records, Dayton donated just $1,000 to charity in 2012.
  • Ford’s New Low-Cost “Ka”: Don’t Call it Cheap

    11/14/2013 12:32:01 PM PST · by nascarnation · 76 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 13, 2013 | Mike Ramsey
    Ford Motor Co. is coming a little late to the race to design an ultra-low cost car for first-time car buyers in developing markets, but company executives have learned a lesson from rivals that moved first. Affordable, yes; cheap, no. Ford is unveiling in Brazil on Wednesday a prototype for a new tiny subcompact car called the Ka that aims to tackle the entry-level buyer in countries where being middle class means you can just afford a car that costs about $10,000, or a third the average price of a vehicle sold in the U.S. With a car like the...
  • A Cheap Spying Tool With a High Creepy Factor

    08/03/2013 5:12:33 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    blogs.nytimes.com ^ | 8/2/13 | Somini Sengupta
    With a handful of plastic boxes and over-the-counter sensors, including Wi-Fi adapters and a USB hub, Brendan O’Connor, a security researcher, was able to monitor all the wireless traffic emitted by nearby wireless devices.Brendan O’Connor With a handful of plastic boxes and over-the-counter sensors, including Wi-Fi adapters and a USB hub, Brendan O’Connor, a security researcher, was able to monitor all the wireless traffic emitted by nearby wireless devices. Brendan O’Connor is a security researcher. How easy would it be, he recently wondered, to monitor the movement of everyone on the street – not by a government intelligence agency, but...
  • Americans Are Far More Compassionate than “Socially Conscious” Europeans

    08/02/2013 7:03:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    When I’m in Europe giving speeches and participating in conferences, it’s quite common that folks on the left will attempt to discredit my views by asserting that Americans are selfish and greedy.Since I’m generally sympathetic to Ayn Rand’s writings, I don’t see anything wrong with people striving to make themselves better off. Moreover, Adam Smith noted back in 1776 that the desire to earn more money leads other people to make our lives better. One of his most famous observations is that, “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect our dinner, but from their...
  • Muslims spreading wealth and good will around the world. - Vanity

    10/26/2012 2:43:30 PM PDT · by SeaDragon · 19 replies
    Personal observation on today's adventure | 10/26/2012 | SeaDragon
    While visiting the lovely island of Cozumel, Mexico, Mr. Dragon and I rented a car and went around the island to one of our favorite places Señor Iguana's. This is a local place (not a chain) and they have great margaritas, excellent food and the view is one of the most beautiful of the ocean waves. As we sat down and gave our drink order to Rudy (a nice young man that we visit with every year), we noticed a table near the view, that had 4 people sitting at it. On one side, was a Muslim male, and on...
  • Obama's condemnation of 'cheap handguns' reeks of self-defense 'poll tax'

    10/18/2012 2:49:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 18 October, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    Yesterday, we briefly touched on the fact that in addition to reaffirming his wish to ban so-called "assault weapons," President Obama blames the out of control violence in Chicago on "cheap handguns." From Tuesday night's presidential debate (transcript by ABC News): Because frankly, in my home town of Chicago, there’s an awful lot of violence and they’re not using AK-47s. They’re using cheap hand guns. Granted, Obama was short on detail about what he proposes to do about the scourge of "cheap handgun" violence, but if his solution to "assault weapon violence" (which even he admits comprises a vanishingly small...
  • LA Gas Prices Have Their Highs and Lows

    03/06/2012 6:27:43 PM PST · by kingu · 15 replies
    KABC TV Los Angeles ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Jacob Rascon and John Simerson
    By If you drive around Los Angeles, you’ll find gas prices all over the map. From the high $3 range to - yes, it’s true - more than $5 in some spots. And no one is happy about it. "Very upset," Israel Valenzuela said after buying gas for more than $5 a gallon at a Mobil station in Hacienda Heights. "I’m so angry at the government." So why did he pay so much? "Because I was on empty," he said. "It was just on fumes, so I had to stop here." The worst part about it was that Valenzuela could...
  • Solyndra sold assets cheap for fast cash

    02/08/2012 7:17:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/8/12 | Jim McElhatton
    Fast running out of money, solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC last summer sold off nearly $60 million worth of inventory for less than $20 million in cash to a newly formed corporate entity closely tied to the company’s biggest investors, records show. Backed by $535 million in federal loan guarantees but burning through the little cash it had left, Solyndra made its first sale in late July to a corporate entity that had been formed just a day earlier. Three more transactions followed over the next few weeks with the same buyer, Solyndra Solar II.
  • The survey says ... liberals are stingier

    12/23/2008 5:28:09 AM PST · by rhema · 55 replies · 877+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 12/23/2008 | Nicholas Kristof
    This holiday season is a time to examine who's been naughty and who's been nice, but I'm unhappy with my findings. The problem is this: We liberals are personally stingy. Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad. Yet, when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates. Arthur Brooks, the author of a book on donors to charity, "Who Really Cares," cites data that households headed by conservatives give 30 percent more to charity than households headed by liberals. A study by Google found an...
  • Tiger Woods Regains No. 1 Ranking ... For Tightwad Tippers

    08/17/2011 4:35:43 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 41 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | August 17, 2011 | Ben Maller
    Tiger Woods might never return to the top of the World Golf Rankings, but at least the disgraced former star has earned a No. 1 ranking in something. Woods, despite a net worth of $500 million, is the worst celebrity tipper in America. Eldrick's excuse: He never carries cash. Woods is said to have made a woman in Las Vegas tip for him when they went out. While playing $10,000-a-hand blackjack, Tiger re-pocketed a $5 tip after realizing he tipped her early in the night.
  • The 15 Cheapest Places To Buy Gas In The World

    04/26/2011 1:23:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/26/2011 | Gregory White
    You may be paying over $4 a gallon for gas in the U.S., or even more in Europe, but there are some corners of the world where gas costs less than a dollar a gallon. But they all have in common is something the U.S. and Europe don't have: easy and abundant access to domestically or locally produced oil. On top of that, many of these governments provide large gas subsidies to keep prices down. Some of these gas cheapskates are OPEC members, but others are just close to the source. Many are now experiencing domestic instability that may be...
  • Water-Powered Spaceship Could Make Mars Trip on the Cheap

    03/25/2011 12:01:39 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 63 replies
    Space.com ^ | 3/25/11 | Mike Wall
    Spaceships powered primarily by water could open up the solar system to exploration, making flights to Mars and other far-flung locales far cheaper, a recent study has found. A journey to Mars and back in a water-fueled vehicle could cost as little as one space shuttle launch costs today, researchers said. And the idea is to keep these "space coaches" in orbit between trips, so their relative value would grow over time, as the vehicles reduce the need for expensive one-off missions that launch from Earth. The water-powered space coach is just a concept at the moment, but it could...
  • Drudge: DEM CRACKUP: COLBERT ASKED TO LEAVE HILL HEARING, NO SPEAK

    09/24/2010 7:34:34 AM PDT · by woofie · 54 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 9/24/10 | Drudge
    REP. CONYERS TO FUNNYMAN: 'I'm asking you to leave the committee room completely, and submit your statement'... MORE... Rep. Lofgren steps in: 'Many are eager to hear his comments' ... Colbert mugs: 'I'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman, and if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room I am happy to do so. I'm only here at her invitation'...
  • 98DollarNetbook sells… $98 dollar netbooks

    05/04/2010 3:20:01 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 13 replies · 757+ views
    Liliputing ^ | Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | Brad Linder
    For the last few years IÂ’ve been seeing cheap netbooks make appearances at trade shows. They typically have tiny keyboards, 7 inch displays, ARM-based processors and either Windows CE or Linux. TheyÂ’re not for everyone. But they are dirt cheap.The only problem is that most of these mini-laptops arenÂ’t available to the general public in the US. The ones I see at trade shows are OEM products that Chinese manufacturers are trying to market to international distributors.Well, a company called ITA Computers is taking them up on the offer and selling a 7 inch mini-laptop for just $98. You can...
  • Frugal living isn't being cheap

    02/11/2010 10:06:15 AM PST · by hennie pennie · 132 replies · 1,685+ views
    Mpls Star Tribune Mobile ^ | February 7, 2010 | KARA McGUIRE
    Frugality. That's been the buzzword of the Great Recession.   Sliding home values, stumbling stock portfolios and a shaky job market brought with them a consciousness about spending that many of us misplaced during years of consumer overindulgence. Americans responded to the crisis by buying less, clipping coupons more and increasing savings to 4.8 percent of disposable income in December, up from near zero before the recession.   In the past year, blogs about frugality went viral. Everyone from Oprah to President Obama joined the frugality parade.   Now a new term is marching through the blogosphere: Frugality fatigue. But...
  • List: 20 Cheapest Cars of 2010

    02/08/2010 9:36:16 AM PST · by wrrock · 14 replies · 1,437+ views
    Car Dealer Review ^ | 2/8/2010 | Car Dealer Review
    Welcome to the Golden Era of budget cars. Think about it — at one time a small budget meant buying a small car with limited equipment and even more limited style. Things are different now. Not only do inexpensive cars come decently equipped but some are even considered cool. Prices are MSRP (sticker price) plus destination charge. View List of the 20 Cheapest Cars of 2010...
  • I Was Banned For Not Tipping

    01/07/2010 9:51:07 AM PST · by big black dog · 345 replies · 7,718+ views
    Every Tuesday I go to Murphy's Taproom in Manchester to hang out with a bunch of liberty-oriented people. This is a famous event among Free-staters. About 40-60 people gather weekly for about 4 hours and eat and drink and are merry. I'm no longer allowed to go there, because I don't tip. I've written some of my thoughts about tipping in the past, and have since fleshed out my position in my mind, so I won't focus here on the reasons to tip or not to tip. Here, I want to merely explain what happened tonight. About 6 weeks ago,...
  • Michelle Obama to star in reality show

    11/05/2009 8:18:33 PM PST · by Saije · 26 replies · 785+ views
    Times of India ^ | 11/5/2009 | Staff
    She is known for her unconventional choices and now US first lady Michelle Obama is setting another precedent by the first presidential wife to appear on a reality TV series. The First Lady will make a guest appearance on the popular series 'Iron Chef America' which features British cook Nigella Lawson as a judge, reported Daily Mail online. The episode of the popular series, which pits well-known chefs against each others, has been filmed at the White House and will be aired in the New Year. Many of the ingredients for the meals prepared in the show were chosen from...
  • Insurers dropping Chinese drywall policies

    10/16/2009 6:57:14 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 88 replies · 3,102+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, October 15, 2009 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – James and Maria Ivory's dreams of a relaxing retirement on Florida's Gulf Coast were put on hold when they discovered their new home had been built with Chinese drywall that emits sulfuric fumes and corrodes pipes. It got worse when they asked their insurer for help — and not only was their claim denied, but they've been told their entire policy won't be renewed. Thousands of homeowners nationwide who bought new houses constructed from the defective building materials are finding their hopes dashed, their lives in limbo. And experts warn that cases like the Ivorys',...
  • Obama's Friday Night Doc Drop

    09/12/2009 4:28:03 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 8 replies · 461+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 09/12/2009 | Mike Volpe
    This was announced by the Obama administration last evening. President Barack Obama on Friday slapped punitive tariffs on all car and light truck tires entering the United States from China in a decision that could anger the strategically important Asian powerhouse but placate union supporters important to his health care push at home. Obama had until Sept. 17 -- next week -- to accept, reject or modify a U.S. International Trade Commission ruling that a rising tide of Chinese tires into the U.S. hurts American producers. A powerful union, United Steelworkers, blames the increase for the loss of thousands of...
  • Great Little Printer [vanity]

    07/01/2009 7:27:02 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 26 replies · 830+ views
    personal experience ^ | July 01, 2009 | Attention Surplus Disorder
    This an unrestricted tout of an "incredible" printer. It's a Brother HL-2140 monochrome-only, but there are a few other brands like this. Monochrome only, laser printer, the cartridges are REALLY cheap, and they have significant life. The cart that comes with the printer is good for 1000 pages. The replacement ones are 1500 pages. Tired of having to refill or rebuy ink-jet printer cartridges, especially since 98% of my printing is just monochrome anyway. This little dude was SIXTY BUCKS at Fry's, including the cartridge. It's USB-only (no parallel input) That may have SOME impact on one's ability (in Windows)...
  • New nanocrystals show potential for cheap lasers, new lighting (crystals continuously emit light!)

    05/10/2009 6:36:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies · 872+ views
    For more than a decade, scientists have been frustrated in their attempts to create continuously emitting light sources from individual molecules because of an optical quirk called "blinking," but now scientists at the University of Rochester have uncovered the basic physics behind the phenomenon, and along with researchers at the Eastman Kodak Company, created a nanocrystal that constantly emits light. The findings, detailed online in today's issue of Nature, may open the door to dramatically less expensive and more versatile lasers, brighter LED lighting, and biological markers that track how a drug interact with a cell at a level never...
  • Frugal chic gets dead serious

    04/30/2009 7:47:55 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 4 replies · 1,052+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/30/09 | Jennifer Harper
    Gutsy Americans get back to grandma's Depression roots by hunkering down - for good. Adaptive re-use it ain't.
  • Cheapskates Getting Cheaper As Obamanomy, Er... Economy Worsens

    03/11/2009 9:00:34 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 3 replies · 569+ views
    notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 03 11 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer Anne D'innocenzio, Ap Retail Writer – Tue Mar 10, 4:29 pm ET AP NEW YORK – Amy VanDeventer has always been a cheapskate. The recession is taking her to new extremes.Before the economy tanked, she was still wearing maternity clothes from her last pregnancy, clipping coupons and using hand-me-downs to dress her daughters, ages 2 and 3. Now, she's salvaging bagel scraps left on their plates for pizza toppings and cutting lotion bottles in half so she can scrape out the last drops."I was already cheap," said VanDeventer, a 36-year-old mortgage loan underwriter from...
  • British press aghast at 'cheap' Obama gift (Hillary’s gaffe: pushes wrong button with Russians)

    03/09/2009 3:52:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies · 2,361+ views
    Moldova .org ^ | 3/07/09
    British press aghast at 'cheap' Obama giftMarch 07, 2009 British newspapers are upset over what they see as rude treatment given to Prime Minister Gordon Brown by U.S. President Barack Obama this week, observers say. The London dailies criticized Obama's treatment of Brown during his state visit to Washington this week on several fronts, including alleged cheap gift-giving, the New York Daily News reported Saturday. President Obama has been rudeness personified toward Britain, The Daily Telegraph wrote Friday. His handling of the visit of the prime minister, Gordon Brown, to Washington was appalling. The main point of contention was an...
  • "Solipsistic" Michelle Obama spends $15 on Gordon Brown children in diplomatic humiliation

    03/05/2009 3:08:45 PM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 122 replies · 5,597+ views
    FREE REPUBLIC WORLD EXCLUSIVE ^ | March 5, 2009 | Freeper "Spiff"
    Obama's blockbuster gift for Brown: 25 classic films Joe Murphy March 5, 2009http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23657981-details/Obama's+blockbuster+gift+for+Brown:+25+classic+films/article.do ...Sarah Brown gave Sasha and Malia Obama an outfit each from Topshop, which has just opened its first American store in New York. She also picked six children's books by British authors which are shortly to be published in America. In return, the Obamas gave the Browns two models of the presidential helicopter, Marine One, to take home to sons Fraser and John...     http://whitehouse.merchantcart.net/mainshopping.cfm?icg_id=10&showsku_ID=434&Show=PURCHASE  
  • Dozens Get Gas in Wis. for 35 Cents After Mistake

    10/15/2008 6:41:45 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 29 replies · 806+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/15/2008 | Yahoo
    <p>"That was amazing," said Joosten, who normally spends about $100 to fill up her 1998 Ford Expedition.</p> <p>Joosten proudly showed off her receipt for 25.36 gallons at $8.85. She said she saw other motorists filling gas cans, too, at the discounted price.</p>
  • CA: Talk is cheap - Pelosi compromised by payments to husband

    10/08/2008 9:08:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 851+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 10/8/08 | Editorial
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, now reminds voters that deeds speak louder than words in politics because the two are so often out of sync. Last year, Pelosi supported a bill to prohibit both direct and indirect payment to spouses by campaign committees and political action committees for consulting, fundraising or other services. Nor could companies that employed spouses be paid for their services. Since such compensation makes its way into family coffers, it's a sort of self-dealing, and most members of Congress sensibly shy away from it. The House passed the bill by voice vote. It failed in...
  • Illegal Surveillance

    08/21/2008 7:03:47 AM PDT · by pfflier · 7 replies · 181+ views
    Vanity | pfflier
    We all heard about the person who sat next to traffic and pointed a hair dryer at oncoming cars to see their reactions.I tried it with illegal aliens and a throw away camera. I went to the local gathering places, Circle K, Home Depot, wherever they gather waiting for an early morning pick-up. The minute they saw the camera, they dispersed. Some ran, some wandered away, but the outcome was undeniable. They left!I decided to expand the experiment and took the camera to Wal-Mart. It worked there too! The illegals got out of the store and walked away. Some around...
  • Call Congress Back - Sign the Petition

    08/04/2008 2:24:53 PM PDT · by Purrcival · 59 replies · 373+ views
    Call Congress back to have an up-or-down vote on a comprehensive energy bill which includes expanded drilling for oil. There is a petition here: http://www.callbackcongress.com/
  • U.S. Drivers Tapping Tijuana Gas Stations ($2.54 per gallon)

    06/15/2008 10:47:17 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 30 replies · 214+ views
    UPI News ^ | 06.15.2008 | UPI
    TIJUANA, Mexico, June 15 (UPI) -- California motorists are heading across the U.S.-Mexico border into Tijuana to escape record-high gas prices, officials say. Although diesel was in short supply in Saturday at some Tijuana gas stations, they are keeping up with increased demand for regular unleaded and premium gasoline, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Sunday. Regular unleaded gasoline sells for $2.54 per gallon in the city, premium for $3.20 per gallon and diesel for $2.20 per gallon, the newspaper reported. At a filling station on Bellas Artes Boulevard, about two blocks from the Otay Mesa border crossing, the station began...
  • You Get What You Pay For? Costly Placebo Works Better Than Cheap One

    03/05/2008 2:28:24 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 116+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-5-2008 | Duke University
    You Get What You Pay For? Costly Placebo Works Better Than Cheap One ScienceDaily (Mar. 5, 2008) — A 10-cent pill doesn't kill pain as well as a $2.50 pill, even when they are identical placebos, according to a provocative study by Dan Ariely, a behavioral economist at Duke University. "Physicians want to think it's the medicine and not their enthusiasm about a particular drug that makes a drug more therapeutically effective, but now we really have to worry about the nuances of interaction between patients and physicians," said Ariely, whose findings appear as a letter in the March 5...
  • 'Tax Me More Fund' raises little revenue

    02/15/2008 9:09:07 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 17 replies · 197+ views
    'Tax Me More Fund' raises little revenue February 15, 2008 By Seth McLaughlin - RICHMOND — State lawmakers can rule out Virginian's offering up more of their hard-earned money to fix the $1.4 billion budget shortfall Gov. Tim Kaine announced this week. At least that is what a peek at the so-called "Tax Me More Fund" suggests. Since its inception in 2002, the fund has collected a total of $10,217.04. It was established a year after Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee challenged proponents of higher taxes to contribute to a similar program when he was governor of Arkansas. Both programs...
  • Why Did Russia Sell Us Alaska So Cheap? (less than two cents an acre)

    10/18/2007 4:40:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies · 3,443+ views
    American Heritage ^ | 10/18/07 | John Steele Gordon
    Why Did Russia Sell Us Alaska So Cheap?By John Steele Gordon The check, dated August 1, 1868, that was used to pay the purchase price for Alaska to Eduard de Stoeckl on behalf of the emperor of Russia. (National Archives) A hundred and forty years ago today, sovereignty over Alaska was transferred from the Russian Empire to the United States. The transfer completed the national territory on the North American continent. It was one of the great bargains of all time. For a price of $7.2 million, this country got 365 million acres of land and another 13 million of...
  • Thornton To Host Fred Thompson Fundraiser Sept. 10

    09/01/2007 11:45:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 578+ views
    The Chattanoogan ^ | September 1, 2007
    Chattanooga businessman John Thornton and his wife, Eileen, will host a fundraiser for presidential candidate Fred Thompson on Sept. 10. It will be at the Thornton home in Riverview at 12 Rivervista Dr. The reception begins at 6 p.m. It is $2,300 per couple. The former senator is due to officially enter the race for the Republican Party's presidential nomination on Thursday. He will do so with a video webcast, followed by visits to the early presidential contest states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Chattanoogan Zach Wamp has played a key role in the Thompson effort thus far...
  • Prices To Rise As 'Era Of Cheap Food Is Over'

    07/12/2007 7:40:21 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 970+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-12-2007 | Charles Clover
    Prices to rise as 'era of cheap food is over' By Charles Clover, Environment Editor Last Updated: 6:01pm BST 12/07/2007 The price of a loaf of bread is likely to rise 5p as a result of spiralling wheat prices, a leading firm of agricultural accountants has said. Grain being used to produce biofuels is having an effect on prices The price of milk, poultry and pork is also expected to rise as a result of an increase in the cost of livestock feed, according to Deloitte. Wheat and maize prices are now at the highest level in more than a...
  • New Airline Offers $10 Tickets on All Flights

    04/25/2007 11:34:40 AM PDT · by CAWats · 66 replies · 2,498+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 04.25.07. | CAWats
    NEW YORK — Skybus Airlines Inc., a new U.S. budget carrier, on Tuesday said it will start flying on May 22 with $10 one-way tickets available on all flights. "Beginning today, passengers can buy airline tickets for less than the cost of a tank of gas," Skybus CEO Bill Diffenderffer said in a statement. Click Here to Check Out FOXBusiness.com's Travel Section. The launch of the new low-cost carrier, which is based in Columbus, Ohio, could pressure established carriers like AMR Corp's (AMR) American Airlines and Delta Air Lines Inc.. Skybus, which plans to acquire more than 70 aircraft over...
  • Cheap, safe drug kills most cancers

    01/31/2007 2:34:12 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 24 replies · 1,243+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 01/23/2007 | Andy Coghlan
    Cheap, safe drug kills most cancers What makes cancer cells different - and how to kill them ? New Scientist has received an unprecedented amount of interest in this story from readers. If you would like up-to-date information on any plans for clinical trials of DCA in patients with cancer, or would like to donate towards a fund for such trials, please visit the site set up by the University of Alberta and the Alberta Cancer Board. We will also follow events closely and will report any progress as it happens. It sounds almost too good to be true: a...
  • Cheap, safe drug kills most cancers

    01/17/2007 5:28:53 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 65 replies · 2,526+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1/17/06 | Andy Coghlan
    It sounds almost too good to be true: a cheap and simple drug that kills almost all cancers by switching off their “immortality”. The drug, dichloroacetate (DCA), has already been used for years to treat rare metabolic disorders and so is known to be relatively safe. It also has no patent, meaning it could be manufactured for a fraction of the cost of newly developed drugs. Evangelos Michelakis of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and his colleagues tested DCA on human cells cultured outside the body and found that it killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells, but...
  • Cheap bullets put lives of paratroopers at risk

    11/28/2006 4:40:10 PM PST · by xcamel · 17 replies · 782+ views
    Telegraph Media Group Limited 2006. ^ | 24/11/2006 | By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent
    Video: Machine gun problems in Afghanistan The lives of paratroopers were put in danger after the Ministry of Defence sent defective ammunition to Afghanistan, it can be revealed. The situation became so serious that a platoon from the 3Bn The Parachute Regiment refused to go out on patrol until the problem was resolved. The troops had to borrow ammunition off Canadian and American special forces as they battled to fight off Taliban attacks. The MoD, which yesterday unveiled plans for British troops to make a quicker-than-expected withdrawal from the front line in Iraq, has been unable to explain why defective...
  • CA: Good intentions, but talk is cheap (Gub lays out ambitious agenda w/o details on paying for it)

    11/28/2006 10:01:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 460+ views
    OC Register ^ | 11/28/06 | Editorial
    The numbers just don't add up. On "Meet the Press" Sunday morning, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said "the next big challenge" for the state is to obtain health insurance for the 6.7 million Californians without it. ... But just last week, the governor was saying he wanted to get health insurance for only half that number of people. So the coverage, and the cost, effectively have doubled in a week. Host Tim Russert asked the governor where the money would come from in a state that still has a structural budget deficit of more than $5 billion. And Mr. Russert quoted...
  • Spaceflight on the cheap

    09/20/2006 3:04:49 PM PDT · by BigTex5 · 15 replies · 706+ views
    New Scientist ^ | Tuesday, September 19, 2006 | New Scientist
    How much does it cost to put a rocket into space? Three engineering students at Cambridge University in the UK reckon they'll be able to do it for just £1000 ($1879).
  • VANITY - Looking for Cheap Hosting

    09/20/2006 11:44:47 AM PDT · by VastRWCon · 23 replies · 348+ views
    Any freepers know of point me to some cheap hosting that is reliable. This is for a simple 1-3 page website, 1 email. I have used zerodollars before 10$ year but the sevice is lacking big time. I appreciate it, thanks!
  • Reading glasses & vanity

    09/15/2006 8:43:35 PM PDT · by Number57 · 40 replies · 896+ views
    This is troubling - Backstory: my ex recently got prescription glasses at the age of 36. Cool, she can drive better now. So she picked out a very fashionable pair of frames for her prescription, I told her they looked great, and I assumed that was that.
  • Woman Dies During Liposuction at Home

    07/31/2006 10:06:30 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 22 replies · 587+ views
    AP ^ | 7/31/06
    Woman Dies During Liposuction at Home By Associated Press July 31, 2006, 11:46 AM EDT FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- A man was arrested on charges of practicing medicine without a license after a woman died during a liposuction procedure performed in the basement of a home, authorities said Monday. Luis Carlos Ribeiro, a native of Brazil, was to be arraigned in district court on Monday following the death of a 23-year-old woman Sunday. The Middlesex District Attorney's Office would not release the identity of the woman who died. An autopsy was scheduled. Police also charged Ribeiro with drug possession. A spokeswoman...
  • Babs, Brolin pay for tix? 'Impossible'

    05/16/2006 7:50:03 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies · 329+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 05/16/06 | Lloyd Grove
    when James Brolin and Barbra Streisand got a free slide into their neighborhood theater, another Malibu denizen, Jennifer Grossman, was outraged. Mega-diva Barbra Streisand and television actor James Brolin might be millionaires many times over, but don't expect them to pay $20 for a pair of movie tickets. Arriving at the Mann Agoura Hills 8 near their Malibu estate on Friday night — apparently to see "Mission: Impossible III" — the 64-year-old singer-actress and her 65-year-old hubby wheedled their way into free seats by schmoozing the teenager in charge.
  • Extraordinary claims about Streisand's sex life

    03/29/2006 7:44:29 PM PST · by ncountylee · 54 replies · 2,756+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | March 29, 2006
    An unauthorised biography of Barbra Streisand alleges the singer has had more than her fair share of celebrity sexfests in her day. In his new book, Barbra: The Way She Is, Christopher Anderson alleges Streisand notched up many big names on her star-studded belt, including Prince Charles, Dodi Fayed, Andre Agassi and Bill Clinton. Other alleged former conquests include Warren Beatty, Ryan O'Neal, Steve McQueen, Kris Kristofferson, Don Johnson, Jon Voight, Elliott Gould, Richard Gere, Omar Sharif and Liam Neeson. Anderson says the 63-year-old actress is "cheap", prone to huge tantrums and has a "Maria Callas-sized ego". Streisand was also...
  • Senator Feinstein seeks probe into sniper rifles

    03/27/2006 6:15:31 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 105 replies · 1,761+ views
    The Daily Bulletin ^ | 3/27/06 | n/a
    Senator Feinstein seeks probe into sniper rifles WASHINGTON - Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is raising concerns that high-powered rifles could be used against Border Patrol agents near the U.S.-Mexico divide. In a letter to Deborah Spero, acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Feinstein asked the department to look into whether .50-caliber rifles pose a threat to officers. The gun, which has been banned for sale in numerous U.S. cities, is a high-powered rifle that can fire accurately at targets up to a mile away and penetrate steel armor. "The threat posed the easy availability of the .50-caliber sniper...