Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $48,722
55%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 55%!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!

Latest Articles

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Planned Parenthood Tries to Hide Botched Abortion From 911

    11/22/2012 1:24:43 AM PST · by kathsua · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/21/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood has botched another abortion on a woman, this time in Indianapolis, Indiana. After injuring the woman, staffers at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic attempted to hide the failed abortion from emergency dispatchers. An ambulance was called to transport a woman in the middle of a second-trimester abortion to the hospital from a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Indianapolis on November 2 after the abortion practitioner refused to continue the abortion. The emergency was classified a Priority E, which reserved for the most severe cases, according to information Operation Rescue provided LifeNews today. This is the seventeenth medical emergency...
  • Obama Begins Push For New National Retirement System

    11/22/2012 1:13:55 AM PST · by lowbridge · 93 replies
    http://www.theminorityreportblog.com ^ | november 21, 2012 | steve foley
    A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama Administration’s effort to nationalize the nation’s pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including IRA’s and 401k plans, NSC is warning. The hearing, held in the Labor Department’s main auditorium, was monitored by NSC staff and featured a line up of left-wing activists including one representative of the AFL-CIO who advocated for more government regulation over private retirement accounts and even the establishment of government-sponsored annuities that would take the place of 401k plans. “This hearing was set up to explore why Americans...
  • (Ehud) Barak: Hamas has Learned its Lesson for now

    11/22/2012 12:56:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/12
    DM Ehud Barak told Israel Army Radio that the 1,500 targets hit by the IAF have made it clear to Hamas that any violation of the ceasefire will extract a price not worth paying. Reservist call-up was necessary. We had to be ready for an escalation that would justify a ground incursion. ....
  • First AME Church In Dire Financial State [Church Cheered OJ Simpson After His Acquittal]

    11/22/2012 12:43:59 AM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 21, 2012
    First AME Church In Dire Financial State The storied church in South L.A. owes about $300,000 to numerous creditors, officials say. Its new pastor vows to investigate possible financial mismanagement. By Angel Jennings, First African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the oldest black congregations in Los Angeles, faces a financial crisis, owing roughly $300,000 to a long list of creditors, church officials said. Revelations of the money problems come amid declining membership and tithing under the leadership of a controversial former pastor, the Rev. John J. Hunter, who was reassigned following a tax investigation, a sexual harassment lawsuit and questionable...
  • Iron Dome's Battlefield Successes Point to Greater American Involvement

    11/22/2012 12:37:54 AM PST · by neverdem · 37 replies
    Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs ^ | November 21, 2012 | Bill Smearcheck
    The performance of the revolutionary Iron Dome system in the ongoing defense of Israel from Hamas rocket attacks, dubbed Operation Pillar of Defense, has been so extraordinary as to be considered by all but the most hardline critics to have proven the efficacy of missile defense. By November 20, six days since Hamas dramatically increased the volume of rocket fire against Israel, 340 intercepts had been made, with the Iron Dome system achieving a greater than 80 percent success rate. For Israel, this capability not only saves lives but also provides the government with precious time to contemplate a response...
  • Drunk Home Intruder Raids Fridge, Gets Shot(WV)

    11/22/2012 12:33:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    guns.com ^ | Nov 19, 2012 | dabneybailey
    When you hear a bump in the middle of the night, the first thing that comes to mind is a guy in a ski mask nabbing your flatscreen TV. The last thing you think of is some dude in his underwear raiding your fridge. According to reports, 76-year-old Jack Boggess in Charleston, West Virgina awoke at around 3:30 a.m. to a sound in his house. He immediately phoned 911, and then went to investigate with his gun in tow. That’s where the homeowner found Darin Lanning in nothing more than a T-shirt and his underwear eating food out of the...
  • Florida Homeowner Forced to Shoot Attacker After Friend is 'Shocked' with Stun Gun, Beaten

    11/22/2012 12:28:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    guns.com ^ | 21 November, 2012 | dabneybailey
    A Holly Hill, Florida homeowner was forced to open fire when two men attacked his friend and proceeded to enter the house in an attempted robbery Saturday around 10 p.m. The incident left one of the two men dead and the other on the run. According to the Daytona Beach News Journal, Kenneth Conley, 53, was eating supper on the front porch of his friend 62-year-old Jerry Stremovihtg's house when two men approached Conley, shocked him with a stun gun and then started beating him with brass knuckles. Police said that they aren't sure what the motive was for the...
  • Netanyahu: Ground Campaign Might be Necessary After All

    11/22/2012 12:20:17 AM PST · by Bobalu · 9 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 11/22/2012, 9:59 AM | David Lev
    On Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that Israel was accepting the U.S.-Egypt brokered cease-fire with Hamas, saying that it would “provide an opportunity for the situation to stabilize and become calmer.” But on his Facebook page Wednesday night, Netanyahu wrote that despite the cease-fire, “it may be necessary for us to conduct a major and harsh military campaign” against Hamas – and if such a campaign would become necessary, Israel would follow through. Netanyahu was responding to thousands of Facebook commenters who slammed him, along with Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, for failing to fully...
  • Is human intellect on the downward slide?

    11/22/2012 12:06:23 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 50 replies
    I would wager that if an average citizen from Athens of 1000 BC were to appear suddenly among us, he or she would be among the brightest and most intellectually alive of our colleagues and companions, with a good memory, a broad range of ideas, and a clear-sighted view of important issues. So Stanford geneticist Gerald R. Crabtree begins back-to-back Forum pieces for Trends in Genetics, entitled “Our Fragile Intellect” (Parts I and II). Crabtree’s thesis: humanity is “almost certainly” losing its superior intellectual and emotional capacities. Crabtree doesn’t seem to be arguing for the intellectual vibrancy of the...
  • Breakthrough nanoparticle halts multiple sclerosis

    11/21/2012 11:41:34 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | 11/18/12 | Marla Paul
    New nanotechnology can be used for Type 1 diabetes, food allergies and asthma New nanoparticle tricks and resets immune system in mice with MSFirst MS approach that doesn't suppress immune systemClinical trial for MS patients shows why nanoparticle is best optionNanoparticle now being tested in Type 1 diabetes and asthma CHICAGO --- In a breakthrough for nanotechnology and multiple sclerosis, a biodegradable nanoparticle turns out to be the perfect vehicle to stealthily deliver an antigen that tricks the immune system into stopping its attack on myelin and halt a model of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice, according...
  • Probe eyes any Petraeus staff role in Broadwell obtaining sensitive documents

    11/21/2012 11:30:17 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 21, 2012 | Carol D. Leonnig, Sari Horwitz and Anne Gearan
    A federal investigation of how David H. Petraeus’s biographer obtained numerous classified records is focusing on whether the retired general’s staff gave her sensitive documents at his instruction, according to federal officials familiar with the inquiry. Petraeus and Broadwell have told FBI investigators that Petraeus did not provide her with classified information, law enforcement officials said. Attorneys for the two declined to respond to specific questions for this article, as did Broadwell’s spokeswoman, Dee Dee Myers of the Glover Park Group.
  • Bill Whittle gives a speech you NEED to hear. . .

    11/21/2012 11:08:58 PM PST · by Salgak · 22 replies
    Blip TV ^ | Nov 15-18, 2012 | Bill Whittle
    Bill Whittle (of EjectEjectEject and PJTV fame) gives the speech we ALL need to hear. . . Whittle at Restoration Weekend
  • Report: Smith Informed Kaepernick Will Start

    11/21/2012 11:05:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2012
    Colin Kaepernick will start Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints over Alex Smith, according to a report. San Diego-based Sports Illustrated writer Jim Trotter tweeted Wednesday evening that Jim Harbaugh informed Smith of his decision and that it was not due to the former No. 1 overall pick's recent concussion. Just over an hour after Trotter's tweet, a producer with ESPN followed up with a tweet that complicates matters: Trotter Tweet: BREAKING: Jim Harbaugh has informed Alex Smith that Colin Kaepernick will start Sunday, per source. Said decision not based on health. Seth Markman: Alex Smith just told @TDESPN...
  • West Concedes In Tight Congressional Race After Recount [A Cruel Result!]

    11/21/2012 10:54:03 PM PST · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | November 21, 2012
    West Concedes In Tight Congressional Race After Recount (CNN) - Two weeks after Election Day, Rep. Allen West, R-Florida, conceded Tuesday to Democrat Patrick Murphy following a bitter campaign that resulted in a recount and legal action in Florida's 18th Congressional District. The first-term congressman made his announcement the same day the unofficial results are to be certified by Florida's secretary of state. West had vowed he would not give up until the results, which consistently showed Murphy with a narrow lead, had become certified. "Given the extremely high evidentiary hurdles involved in a successful challenge, I will not ask...
  • Levin rips Kristol over tax hikes: ‘Stop talking like the lib you used to be’

    11/21/2012 10:48:09 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Nov 20 2012 | Daily Caller
    Radio host Mark Levin disagreed Monday with Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol on tax hikes, and said that he is aiding “Obama’s attack on capitalism and successful people.” As a panelist on “Fox News Sunday,” Kristol has argued that the Republican Party should be willing to raise taxes and that the tea party wouldn’t care if “a few millionaires pay a couple percent more in taxes.” But Levin — a prominent figure within the tea party movement — ripped Kristol’s analysis. “Among the others who I think it’s time just to go someplace and talk among yourselves, would be Bill...
  • Locking up Prisoners for Life Does Not Breach Human Rights, Judges Rule

    11/21/2012 10:47:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 21 Nov 2012
    Locking up Britain's most dangerous prisoners for life does not breach their human rights, appeal court judges ruled today.The Court of Appeal made the judgement in cases bought by two murders and a rapist who claimed whole-life orders were inappropriate. Although the judges overturned the whole-life tariff for murderer Danilo Restivo and rapist Michael Roberts, they upheld the sentence for killer David Oakes. Oakes ''sadistically tortured'' his former partner before shooting her and their two-year-old daughter. His appeal against a whole life tariff was rejected with Lord Judge saying he had been "utterly merciless" in putting his former partner through...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-22-12, M, St. Cecilia, virgin, martyr, Thanksgiving Day

    11/21/2012 10:42:58 PM PST · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-22-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 22, 2012 Memorial of Saint Cecilia, virgin and martyr   Reading 1 Rv 5:1-10 I, John, saw a scroll in the right hand of the one who sat on the throne.It had writing on both sides and was sealed with seven seals.Then I saw a mighty angel who proclaimed in a loud voice,"Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?"But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earthwas able to open the scroll or to examine it.I shed many tears because no one was found worthyto open the scroll or to examine it.One...
  • Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    11/21/2012 10:15:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Ah, Thanksgiving. A little turkey, some cranberry mold, maybe apple pie with ice cream, some football on TV. Getting together with the cousins. Catching up beside the fire. Togetherness. On second thought: Scratch that. What were we thinking? This was an election year. “The Thanksgiving table will be a battleground,” says Andrew Marshall, 34, of Quincy, Mass...
  • DOT: Vehicle Miles Driven Decreased 1.5% in September

    11/21/2012 10:12:27 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 10 replies
    Calculated Risk Blog ^ | 11/21/2012 | Bill McBride
    In the early '80s, miles driven stayed below the previous peak for 39 months. Currently miles driven has been below the previous peak for 58 months - and still counting. Gasoline prices were up in September compared to September 2011. In September 2012, gasoline averaged of $3.91 per gallon according to the EIA. Last year, prices in September averaged $3.67 per gallon, so - just looking at gasoline prices - it is no surprise that miles driven decreased year-over-year in September. Just looking at gasoline prices suggest miles driven will be down again in October - especially with the very...
  • Robert Zimmerman Jr. supporting online petition for brother

    11/21/2012 9:58:25 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 3 replies
    www.myfoxorlando ^ | November 22, 2012 | www.myfoxorlando
    Robert Zimmerman Jr. says, right after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed, there was a public relations campaign to ruin George Zimmerman's reputation. He says it was fabricated by people looking to gain attention in the case and now he'd like a federal investigation into whether his brother's civil rights were violated. "He is not a murderer.," Robert Zimmerman Jr. says as he continues to defend his brother George. And this time, he's using an online petition to gather support. "The malicious stories they told in the beginning that even made a prosecution like this even possible. I don't think...