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  • Don't be a laggard. Buy and read this from a great FReeper.

    07/25/2020 8:20:34 AM PDT · by old-ager · 15 replies
    Matt Bracken ^ | 2011-07-04 | Matt Bracken
    If you work this right, you will get an inscribed copy from the author. Required reading or get the funk out. Ranya Lives!
  • Absolved

    07/25/2020 8:14:31 AM PDT · by old-ager · 3 replies
    Mike Vanderboegh via Bill St Clair ^ | 2008-07-23 | Mike Vanderboegh
    [ Mr. St Clair has posted a useful muzzuzzle vel. chart as well ] Absolved Chapter Links [Note, 10/23/2016: My reformatted copy of the entire available Absolved book is at] The following is the list of intended chapters for Mike Vanderboegh's novel Absolved. The title numbering and names were listed at Mike' site here. Links are mostly from David Codrea's Examiner site, now only available at The asterisk ("*") links at the end of each line are to my local copy of each chapter. Chater 32 (in three parts) was not in Codrea's index. Thank you to
  • Alabama will require students to learn about evolution, climate change

    09/15/2015 9:17:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    AP via ^ | 09/13/15
    Alabama is updating its decade-old science standards to require that students understand evolution and learn about climate change, topics that can still be controversial in the Bible Belt state. Educators say the new rules — part of a major change that includes more experimentation and hands-on instruction and less lecturing — don't require that students believe in evolution or accept the idea that climate is changing globally. But public school students will be required for the first time to understand the theory of evolution. And teachers will be required to address climate change, which wasn't a focus the last time...
  • Little Angels...

    01/25/2012 9:33:47 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 11 replies ^ | December 25, 2011 | Hypertiger
    The FED is just a scapegoat the top uses. When the top can't suck anymore yield from the bottom to keep the system from collapsing due to the inability or refusal of the bottom to supply it...Then they was the FED's fault. And you believe it. I hear them on TV and radio all the time saying that...The politicians in Europe better get their act together and do something... Like what? Pass a rule making it illegal for the Universe to function how it does? There never was anything that could be done to avoid the logical conclusion...Other than...
  • TSA denies having required a 95-year-old woman to remove diaper

    06/27/2011 7:38:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/27/11 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- The Transportation Security Administration has denied that its agents required a 95-year-old woman to remove her adult diaper last week before allowing her to pass a screening checkpoint at Northwest Florida Regional Airport. "While every person and item must be screened before entering the secure boarding area, TSA works with passengers to resolve security alarms in a respectful and sensitive manner," the agency said Sunday night in a statement. "We have reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our officers acted professionally, according to proper procedure and did not require this passenger to remove an adult...
  • What if Obama's healthcare law required every American to buy a gun? How'd you feel about that?

    12/14/2010 8:56:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/14/10 | Andrew Malcolm
    Ken Cuccinelli has not been a well-known public figure -- until now. He's the attorney general of Virginia, who wasn't given much chance of succeeding in his lonely legal challenge to President Obama's beloved healthcare legislation designed to change whatever you believe in on that subject. But then, oops, Federal District Judge Henry Hudson on Monday agreed with the Virginia AG, declaring a crucial part of the law unconstitutional. Full details here, including the opinion's complete text. Cuccinelli's victory which, of course, the Democratic administration will appeal, is but one of several legal challenges to the measure wending their way...
  • EPA: More renewable fuels required

    11/29/2010 5:29:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/29/10 | Robin Bravender & Darren Samuelsohn
    The Obama administration Monday increased the amounts of ethanol and other renewable fuels it wants to see as part of the nation’s gasoline supply, but a senior official took aim at the practice. Responding to a congressional mandate, the Environmental Protection Agency will require that 13.95 billion gallons of transportation fuel comes from renewable sources in 2011, or about 8 percent of domestic gasoline and diesel supplies. The overall percentage is lower than the 2010 standard, but the total volume is larger than this year’s mandate of 12.95 billion gallons.
  • Roundup of Weekend Coverage of Obama’s “required” service programs

    11/09/2008 4:57:37 PM PST · by garetjax · 56 replies · 497+ views ^ | 11/09/2008 | survivingsocialism
    There is a raging storm brewing over the ever changing content of the America Serves section Obama’s president elect website The short version of the story is that at the first whiff of outrage to Obama’s required service programs web pages have been changed quicker than the sheets at the Emperors Club. The programs have been described from being called a draft to slavery.
  • National Guard Tops Troops Required for Border Mission

    08/02/2006 5:25:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 332+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, August 2, 2006 – The National Guard has exceeded its troop requirement along the southwestern U.S. border by almost 200 servicemembers and is assisting U.S. Border Patrol activities there, a senior Defense Department official said here today. “We were obligated, by Aug. 1, to have 6,000 National Guardsmen deployed to the four-state southwest border region. And, in fact, as of close of business yesterday, we had 6,199 soldiers,” Paul McHale, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense, said in an interview. “We kept our commitment to the secretary of defense, Lieutenant General (H Steven) Blum (chief of the National...
  • Convergence of National Power Required to Win War, Admiral Says

    06/07/2006 6:05:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 304+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, June 7, 2006 – It is not enough to win tactical engagements in the war against terror -- the United States and its allies must win the peace, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the National Defense University's 2006 graduating class today. Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (left), congratulates a student at the National Defense University's graduation ceremony, June 7. Photo by Steven Donald Smith  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Cultivating international partnerships and facilitating strong cooperation throughout the U.S. government to maximize all of...
  • 'Jews Are Our Enemy. I will Pull The Trigger Whenever Required'

    04/22/2006 5:02:11 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 812+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-23-2006 | Jane Flanagan
    'Jews are our enemy. I will pull the trigger whenever required' Jane Flanagan in Gaza City (Filed: 23/04/2006) Jamal Abu Samhadana had just been appointed chief of the Palestinian security services, but his supporters saw no reason to celebrate. Instead of driving around the potholed streets firing their AK47s in the air, his advisers gathered in a tin-roofed hut in a remote part of the Gaza territory, safe - they hoped - from prying ears. Jamal Abu Samhadana For now is a dangerous time to be the Palestinians' security supremo, and Abu Samhadana's allies know that even if the Israelis...
  • CA: New voters being rejected - Many didn't provide the identification that's now required

    03/31/2006 11:30:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 765+ views ^ | 3/31/06 | John Wildermuth
    More than 25 percent of the new registration forms sent to the state since Jan. 1 have been returned to the counties, most because they lack the driver's license, state identification or Social Security numbers now required by federal law. ---snip--- Problems with a new statewide voter registration system could keep tens of thousands of Californians from showing up on election rolls this June. More than 25 percent of the new registration forms sent to the state since Jan. 1 have been returned to the counties, most because they lack the driver's license, state identification or Social Security numbers now...
  • Rumsfeld: Resolve, Not Retreat Required in Terror War

    08/04/2005 9:38:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 319+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 4, 2005 | Donna Miles
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4, 2005 – Acquiescing to terrorists' demands by retreating from Afghanistan or Iraq wouldn't put an end to future terror attacks and would actually embolden terrorists to continue and even build on existing violence, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said here today. "Terrorists do not seek a negotiated settlement with the West or with the moderate Muslim nations, and they're not appeased by concessions," Rumsfeld told a gathering of about 900 members and guests of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council during a luncheon meeting. As examples, the secretary pointed out that a car bomb in Saudi Arabia...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 743 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of'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!
  • Group asks judge to halt UNC reading requirement (Required to read the Koran)

    07/27/2002 6:24:01 PM PDT · by jern · 14 replies · 296+ views
    AP ^ | July 27, 2002 | AP
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C.(AP) - A Christian organization suing the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to stop a reading requirement on Islam is asking a federal court to speed up the process. The American Family Association Center for Law & Policy in Mississippi asked the court Friday to halt the requirement while the case is decided. The university is requiring freshmen to read "Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations," a book that contains 35 passages from Islam's holy book. Students are to discuss the reading in a seminar Aug. 19. Chancellor James Moeser has defended the reading requirement. "We...
  • Decency Cannot Be Dictated

    07/14/2002 7:39:39 AM PDT · by Bowana · 7 replies · 503+ views
    Decency Cannot Be Dictated As Printed in The Exeter News-Letter on 7/2/2002: If New Hampshire resident, Howard C. Hedegard Jr., of Dear Child Publications has his way, the NH Child Protection Act will have a much bigger bite. Mr. Hedegard has started a petition to make the failure to report child abuse a felony charge. Currently the failure to report child abuse in NH is a misdemeanor. The death of Kassidy Bortner of Rochester, NH and the deaths of other babies in NH prompted the petition, which already has over 1000 signatures on it. Chad Evans, the boyfriend of Kassidy's...