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  • 'PCRM Week': The Dairy Attack

    04/13/2005 3:35:11 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 92 replies · 2,112+ views ^ | 4 12 05 |
    Unless you're among the bean-sprout-sized minority of Americans who describe themselves as "vegans" (vegetarians who also won't touch milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, or even a dollop of honey), you may have been alarmed by the publicity surrounding an article appearing last month in the journal Pediatrics. The anti-milk piece -- written by activists from the PETA-affiliated Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) -- concluded that feeding milk to children is unnecessary, and that there are better ways (kale, tofu, turnip greens, or spinach, for instance) for kids to get the calcium they need. In reaching this result, PCRM relied on...
  • 'Offend no one' notion should offend all who respect free speech

    01/10/2005 9:50:42 AM PST · by Ellesu · 28 replies · 1,043+ views ^ | 01.09.05 | John Whitehead
    The 'offend-no-one' crowd just doesn't understand the First Amendment: CHARLOTTESVILLE--There seems to be a new code of conduct in American society in which the golden rule is "offend no one." At least that appears to be the case in Riverside, Calif., after city officials gave in to a threat of a lawsuit by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and agreed to cover up a Theodore Roosevelt quote in the Riverside County Historic Courthouse. The quote in question, by an American who was the 26th president of our nation, states that "The true Christian is the true citizen." It is engraved in...
  • ELEGY FROM THE ARCHIVES - (Goodbye, Susan Sontag)

    01/03/2005 9:21:22 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 1,028+ views
    Read this passage slowly and carefully, especially the second sentence: "The truth is that Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Marx, Balanchine ballet et al., don't redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history. It is the white race and it alone — its ideologies and inventions — which eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads, which has upset the ecological balance of the planet, which now threatens the very existence of life itself." It was not the fault of the...
  • Republican county attorney in Kansas changes registration to Libertarian

    12/31/2004 12:18:54 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 57 replies · 1,503+ views ^ | 12 30 04 |
    After being elected twice as a Republican to the position of county attorney in Anderson County, Kan., Fred Campbell decided following the Nov. 2 elections to drop his Republican Party affiliation in favor of the Libertarian Party, saying the GOP has abandoned the idea of minimal government. Campbell was re-elected in November with no opposition. He has been a Republican for years, primarily because he's "always been in favor of less government rather than more," he said. "I've always thought that the Republican Party was the major party that went along with that philosophy," Campbell explained. "But in the last...
  • Come See Our Hideous Slab

    12/17/2004 7:47:42 AM PST · by SmithL · 104 replies · 3,334+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/17/4 | Mark Morford
    As the world swoons over France's soaring beauty of a bridge, S.F. gets slapped with an eyesore And did you hear the one about how those gul-dang baguette-sucking antiwar French just completed work on this astounding new bridge, a soaring, airy, delicate thing erected in southern France, and it's all over the international press and the French people are justifiably proud and even the venerable Le Monde has deemed the new Millau bridge a "work of art," and the amazing pictures are being featured everywhere, for good reason? And you look at the photos and see the breathtakingly elegant architecture...
  • Human Activities Contributed to Tsunami's Ravages: Environmental Expert (Here It Comes)

    12/27/2004 4:03:18 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 51 replies · 2,833+ views
    AFP via Yapoo ^ | 12/27/04 | AP
    PARIS (AFP) - Human activities, notably the building of coastal resorts and the destruction of natural protection, contributed to the enormous loss of life from killer tidal waves that hit the shores of the Indian Ocean after an earthquake, an environmental expert said. Jeff McNeely, chief scientist of the Swiss-based World Conservation Union (IUCN), who lived for several years in Indonesia and Thailand, two of the countries hit by Sunday's disaster, said it was "nothing new for nature" in a geologically active region. "What has made this a disaster is that people have started to occupy part of the landscape...
  • Super Model Gisele Bundchen, Reneges on “Lost Dog” Reward Offer;

    12/10/2004 5:45:07 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 30 replies · 7,253+ views ^ | 1210 04 |
    A young San Bernardino couple is going public with questions about supermodel Gisele Bundchen's "no questions asked" $5000.00 reward offer, which remains unpaid more than two weeks after the couple returned Bundchen's dog only to be arrested at gunpoint, handcuffed and held in custody. Although cleared by the police, the couple has no explanation from Bundchen of why they were treated like criminals and denied the reward. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2004 -- Supermodel Gisele Bundchen’s “no questions asked” $5000.00 reward offer for her lost dog just before Thanksgiving, may have gotten her dog back, but, according to the...
  • Honor student plotted mother's murder, police say (Kept an online journal)

    11/28/2004 7:40:46 PM PST · by Zechariah11 · 49 replies · 2,572+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | November 26, 2004 | Peter Porco
    By PETER PORCO Anchorage Daily News November 26, 2004 ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Sixteen-year-old Rachelle A. Waterman would appear to be any parent's ideal child - an honor student, an athlete, a gifted singer. But for months, she planned her mother's murder with two of her former boyfriends who are eight years her senior, according to Alaska State Troopers. Two weekends ago on Southeast's Prince of Wales Island, their plot ended in the death of 48-year-old Lauri Waterman of Craig, according to court papers. Lauri Waterman, a teacher's aide and community activist, was killed by one of the men using a...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • WSJ/CNBC: Dick Grasso Offers Resignation, NYSE Accepts

    09/17/2003 3:14:03 PM PDT · by Timesink · 99 replies · 832+ views
    The Wall Street Journal | September 17, 2003
    More TK...
  • Fox News: NYSE's Dick Grasso Asked to Quit by NYSE Board

    09/17/2003 2:33:25 PM PDT · by Timesink · 17 replies · 359+ views
    Fox News | September 17, 2003 | Terry Keenan
    Live now on FNC ... Dick Grasso asked to resign, conference call ongoing right now.
  • Hidden malware in offshore products raises concerns [Back doors in Indian and Chinese code]

    09/11/2003 11:13:41 AM PDT · by AppyPappy · 4 replies · 555+ views
    Hidden malware in offshore products raises concerns Story by Mark Willoughby SEPTEMBER 11, 2003 ( COMPUTERWORLD ) - "You've go to be a little paranoid to survive in this business." -- Andrew S. Grove, chairman and founder, Intel Corp., ca. 1980 The extreme difficulty in discovering a back door hidden deep within a complex application, buried among numerous modules developed offshore in a global software marketplace, is forcing those assigned to protect sensitive national security information to take defensive actions. The threat of hidden Trojan horses and back doors surfaced this summer when the governments of the U.S. and China...
  • ***Fox Movie Channel Cancels Charlie Chan to be Politically Correct***

    06/30/2003 5:52:20 PM PDT · by The Wizard · 99 replies · 1,355+ views
    stardate: 0306.30
    In what has to be the most yellow streak of broadcasting in years, the Fox movie channel has canceled the colection of Charlie Chan films because they were afraid a few folks might not understand that Stephin Fetchit was a ROLE played by an actor....It a gutless move that ranks up there with the other great politically correct moves that show America has turned into a liberal pond of weakkneed corporations under extortion by the likes of jesse jackass and al sharpy sharpton, the Fox movie channel restored the films to perfection, advertised them for weeks, and pulled them because...
  • "We distort. You comply" - T-Shirts comparing Bill O'Reilly to Hitler (Blatant trademark violations)

    06/27/2003 10:46:06 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 59 replies · 8,884+ views
    Salon ^ | June 26, 2003 | Katharine Mieszkowski
    "We distort. You comply"Even in a down economy, there are some business models that still work -- selling T-shirts comparing Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly to Hitler, for example. - - - - - - - - - - - -By Katharine MieszkowskiJune 26, 2003  | Nothing boosts lefty T-shirt sales like an officious, bullying cease-and-desist letter from Fox News. in Austin, Texas, sells "Faux News Channel" T-shirts that mock the Fox logo with the slogan "We distort. You comply." The company is an equal-opportunity network mocker -- it also sells "Pentagon News Network" T-shirts parodying the CNN logo....
  • Verizon to MCI: Drop Dead; Campaign Is on for Liquidation: Bell Calls WorldCom 'Criminal Enterprise'

    05/16/2003 5:50:32 AM PDT · by Timesink · 16 replies · 985+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 16, 2003 | Almar Latour and Rebecca Blumenstein
    <p>Verizon Communications Inc., the country's largest local phone company, is waging an unprecedented campaign to derail MCI's pending emergence from bankruptcy and drive it instead into liquidation.</p> <p>Verizon's chances of succeeding with its highly unusual tactics are slim because 90% of the creditors of the company, formerly known as WorldCom Inc., have voiced support for the reorganization plan. That will weigh heavily with the bankruptcy judge overseeing the case. MCI's chairman and chief executive, Michael Capellas, has said he hopes the company will emerge from reorganization as early as September.</p>
  • Online-Auction Fraud Is Target of Crackdown

    04/29/2003 9:34:36 PM PDT · by Timesink · 4 replies · 327+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 30, 2003 | John R. Wilke and Nick Wingfield
    <p>WASHINGTON -- State and federal officials are cracking down on online-auction fraud, with arrests to be announced in several states Wednesday and lawsuits against alleged con artists preying on eBay and other sites.</p> <p>The effort by the Federal Trade Commission and more than two dozen state attorneys general is intended to fight what officials say is a rising tide of Internet fraud. Law-enforcement officials say that more than 48,000 online-fraud referrals were made to state and federal agencies last year, triple the number in 2001. Nearly half of them involved online-auction fraud, according to a study by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.</p>
  • YOUR FIVE WORDS ARE UP (Webby Awards Media Whore Plays Baghdad Bob)

    04/29/2003 6:29:21 PM PDT · by Timesink · 2 replies · 201+ views
    Ditherati ^ | April 28, 2003 | Owen Thomas
    See the digerati dither, daily Art by Terry Colon appears courtesy of Subscribe Get Ditherati through your email. Suggest Send us a quote that rocked your petty little world, or just tell us how much today's quote did. YOUR FIVE WORDS ARE UP "Our nominees are using the Web in new and original ways to bring people together. We want to follow their lead by using the medium to honour winners in a powerful and uniquely Webby way." Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain, doing her best Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf impersonation while explaining why her outfit couldn't come up...
  • Elf Trial Offers Soap Opera of French Elite

    04/29/2003 12:50:23 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies · 914+ views
    Deutche Welle ^ | April 29 2003
    With a cast of characters including a former prime minister, some of the richest executives in France and Germany, Paris' biggest-ever corporate crime trial continued this week with 37 defendants in the dock. France's largest-ever corporate corruption trial resumed in Paris this week with more drama than your average Mexican soap opera. The case offered further tales of illicit backroom dealing, a €5 million divorce settlement tab picked up by French taxpayers and allegations that a former French prime minister accepted bribes in connection with a string of acquisitions made by the state-owned French oil conglomerate Elf Aquitane in the...
  • Master list FR posted articles on UN Food for Oil program

    04/22/2003 12:40:51 PM PDT · by GailA · 252 replies · 12,023+ views
    GailA ^ | 4/22/03 | Various
    FR posted articles on UN Food for Oil program MASTER list THIS TOP ONE IS THE LATEST REPORT OUT OF THE USELESS NATIONS ON THE OIL FOR FOOD PROGRAM UN OIL FOR FOOD PROGRAM REPORT (what UN is really raking in) 2/22-28/03 UN deal leaves Iraq Kurds at Baghdad's mercy Oil, Food and a Whole Lot of Questions The Oil-for-U.N.-Jobs Program Kofi Annandersen: Enron-style accounting at the U.N. Oil-for-Food Program William Safire: Follow the money Bum's Rush for Butcher's Big, Bad Debts Don’t expect UN to clean up Iraq (a sane German alert!) U.N. crambles to Reclaim Role Amid Debate...
  • Kofi Annan's Oil-For-Food Corruption/Oil, Food and a Whole Lot of Questions

    04/22/2003 9:53:14 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 93 replies · 5,519+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | 2-22-03 | Rush Limbaugh/Claudia Rosett
    My [wife] caught a report by Fox News Channel's Eric Shawn about the U.N. oil-for-food program. This hasn't been picked up anywhere, but it will come as a blockbuster revelation for anyone wondering why the French, Germans and Russians stood in the way of liberating Iraq. This program was supposed to help the starving Iraqi people. Instead, it was a cash cow. This is why I always tell you: follow the money. Kofi Annan personally oversaw this program, and okayed requests under this program for things like laser light show equipment and cartoon making apparatus for Baghdad Bob. The United...