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  • Nearly Half of Americans Are ‘Financially Fragile’

    05/25/2011 11:46:22 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 143 replies
    Wall Street Journal Blogs ^ | May 25, 2011 | Phil Izzo
    Nearly half of Americans say that they definitely or probably couldn’t come up with $2,000 in 30 days, according to new research, raising concerns about the financial fragility of many households. In a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, Annamaria Lusardi of the George Washington School of Business, Daniel J. Schneider of Princeton University and Peter Tufano of Harvard Business School used data from the 2009 TNS Global Economic Crisis survey to document widespread financial weakness in the U.S. and other countries. The survey asked a simple question, “If you were to face a $2,000 unexpected expense...
  • Jlem Activists Plan Terrorist Warning System

    10/16/2011 3:13:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/10/11 | Maayana Miskin
    An unknown number of the over 1,000 terrorists who are to be freed in exchange for Gilad Shalit will be allowed to return to Jerusalem. A group of concerned residents has responded by announcing the creation of an informal “terrorist warning system.” The system is simple: activists will keep tabs on freed terrorists, and will alert the public if they attempt to enter public areas or use public transportation. In addition, the terrorists’ pictures and personal information will be made available.... “The public does not know them, and they could wander freely. People do not realize that these are terrorists...
  • Experts Sceptical As Thousands Rush To Buy Anti-Bird Flu Kits (UK)

    01/21/2006 6:17:41 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 318+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-22-2006 | Adam Lusher
    Experts sceptical as thousands rush to buy anti-bird flu kits By Adam Lusher (Filed: 22/01/2006) Scientists describe them as "a total waste of time and money" but that does not appear to have dissuaded thousands of Britons from rushing to stockpile biohazard suits and surgical masks to protect against bird flu. Suppliers claim that they have been inundated since the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus spread through Turkey. An Anti-bird flu suit is modelled in Redditch They are offering everything from 14p surgical masks to £493 "ultimate family packs", complete with hooded chemical and biological boiler suits, matching protective...
  • Tsunami Death Toll Tops 80,000 - (Could reach 100,000)

    12/29/2004 7:47:22 AM PST · by crushelits · 68 replies · 1,824+ views
    cnn.com ^ | Wednesday, December 29, 2004 | cnn
    Officials just reaching hardest hit areas in Indonesia. BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (CNN) -- The latest death toll from the Asian tsunami has increased to more than 80,000 as relief workers and supplies begin to reach some of the most devastated areas.The dramatic rise of the number of deaths came Wednesday as officials were finally able to reach remote regions -- like Indonesia's Aceh province, India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Maldives.More than half of those deaths were reported in Indonesia, the nearest land mass to Sunday's undersea earthquake that triggered the deadly waves and flooding in about a dozen...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • ILLEGAL ALIEN PROBLEM WORSENS

    08/21/2004 10:40:01 AM PDT · by forest · 23 replies · 836+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #313 ^ | 8-21-04 | Doug Fiedor
    A few weeks ago, Jerry Seper at The Washington Times wrote a well researched three part series titled: "FREE PASS: America's losing fight against illegals."[1] It is still there for anyone interested in catching up on the topic. Last week, Seper struck yet again, this time describing the "Limits sought on Border Patrol" agents. According to Seper: "The Department of Homeland Security wants to restrict the U.S. Border Patrol's arrest of illegal aliens in the nation's interior, concerned that the recent apprehension of 450 illegals by agents in inland areas of Southern California failed to consider the 'sensitivities' of those...