Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $49,912
56%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 56%!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!

Latest Articles

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 5 Reasons God Allows Tragedies Like the Sandy Hook Massacre To Occur

    01/01/2013 5:35:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2013 | John Hawkins
    As a Christian, it can be difficult to reconcile all the evil that happens in the world with an all knowing, all powerful loving God who could stop it if He wants, but chooses not to do so. If our hearts break for the innocent children who were senselessly murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary, how can a God who loves us not feel the same way? If any of us had known what Adam Lanza was going to do, we would have done anything in our power to stop him, so why didn't God? All too often we tend to...
  • Federal Appeals Court Hands Victory to Religious Colleges, Commands HHS to Act Quickly

    01/01/2013 5:34:02 AM PST · by kindred · 10 replies
    BreakingChristianNews.com ^ | 12/18/12 | unknown
    Washington, D.C. — Today, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. handed Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College a major victory in their challenges to the HHS mandate. Last summer, two lower courts had dismissed the Colleges’ cases as premature. Today, the appellate court reinstated those cases, and ordered the Obama Administration to report back every 60 days—starting in mid-February—until the Administration makes good on its promise to issue a new rule that protects the Colleges’ religious freedom. The new rule must be issued by March 31, 2013. “The D.C. Circuit has now made it clear that government promises and...
  • Why Americans Are Stupid

    01/01/2013 5:32:24 AM PST · by IbJensen · 99 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 1/1/2013 | Diane Alden
    After watching the viral video of the Obamaphone lady in October, I thought to myself — we are in a lot of trouble. It forced me to consider just how literate are the voters and people of the US. It’s very hard to tell given so few studies nail it down to specifics. For some reason the federal government does not want to get an exact account of how many illegal immigrants we have or how much illiteracy there is in the US. The census bureau delves into high school graduation levels, but not literacy rates. Perhaps because literacy and...
  • New year + new health care law = new tax rates

    01/01/2013 5:26:40 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-31-12 | Tony Pugh
    WASHINGTON -- The tax man is coming in 2013. And he's wearing surgical scrubs and has a stethoscope around his neck. Five new tax increases take effect Jan. 1 to help pay for the nation's health care overhaul. New provisions of the Affordable Care Act require affluent taxpayers to pay more for Medicare and, for the first time, have their investment income subject to Medicare taxes as well. Also, people who use flexible spending accounts for health care expenses will pay higher taxes. And taxpayers who spend a lot out of pocket on their health care will find it harder...
  • California Law Enforcement Is Losing Fight Against Mexican Drug Cartels

    01/01/2013 5:25:39 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 31 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 01/01/13 | Friends of Ours
    California has indeed become The Golden State for Mexican drug cartels which have solidified their hold over the narco trade by eliminating the middle man to deal directly with street gangs in the distribution chain as reported by Adam Housley for Fox News. Of course, it's hard to place the full blame on law enforcement for failing to push back the drug cartels. After all, the border remains unsecure, many cities provide sanctuary to illegal immigrants among whom the narco traffickers hide, the entertainment industry glorifies drug culture and the criminal underworld, and so-called medical marijuana makes a mockery of...
  • Fighting Crime with a Vodka Bottle in Place of a Gun

    01/01/2013 5:22:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2013 | John Ransom
    It happens probably nightly. A citizen fights off a criminal in order to protect his property. But it doesn't always make the nightly news. In this case it did. But... How much easier and safer would have been this takedown of a punk in New York City if the clerk had been equipped with a hand gun rather than just a vodka bottle? How much less of a burden to the taxpayer too, who will now have to incarcerate the criminal? And just think of chilling effect it would have on criminals if shootings of miscreants during crimes like this...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 1, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/01/2013 5:11:06 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    Email ^ | 1/1/13 | Joel Osteen
    The New Has Come Today's Scripture Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria As a believer in Jesus, you are a new creation. You have a new spirit and a new life! There may be “old” things in your life that you are trying to get rid of. Maybe you have old habits or addictions that you want to change. Remember today that the new has come. It’s a new year with new opportunities, and it’s time...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 1, 2013]

    01/01/2013 5:09:47 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    Let Us Keep to the Point "". . . my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death"" —Philippians 1:20 My Utmost for His Highest. “. . . my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed . . . .” We will all feel very much ashamed if we do not yield to Jesus the areas of our lives He has asked us to yield to Him. It’s as if...
  • Weights of our Freepers??

    01/01/2013 5:02:52 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 110 replies
    I have wondered how much all the various Freepers weigh. I know by reading stories on here that we have had people get diabetes type II from their weight, all the way to ectomorphs who work out 7 days a week. Obviously, don't post your weight if you do not want to, but I just thought it would be interesting to see our weight spans. I am 42.
  • Hillary Clinton's Illness Prompts Conspiracy Theories

    01/01/2013 4:50:36 AM PST · by RichBruer · 51 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/31/2012 | Daniel Halper
    "A new Foreign Military Intelligence (GRU) report circulating in the Kremlin today is saying that United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was injured, and a top US Navy Seal Commander killed when their C-12
  • December 31, 1912

    01/01/2013 4:35:46 AM PST · by expat1000 · 13 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Dec 31, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The next year sweeps around the earth like the hand of a clock, from Australia to Europe and across the great stretch of the Atlantic it rides the darkness to America. And then around and around again, each passing day marking another sweep of the hours. In Times Square crowds of tourists gather in clumps behind police barricades, clutching corporate swag beneath video billboards shifting and humming in the cool air. And the same scene repeats in other squares and other places even if it doesn't feel like there is a great deal to celebrate. While the year makes its...
  • Key West Drops Drag Queen to Start 2013

    01/01/2013 4:34:29 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | January 1, 2013
    Key West Florida rings in the New Year by dropping a drag queen, who rides down in a high heeled shoe. "Sushi," as she calls herself, has been doing this for 16 years.
  • It’s the Little Things That Matter (Shortened Title)

    01/01/2013 3:54:53 AM PST · by Kartographer · 92 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12/29/12 | Norse Prepper
    It’s the Little Things That Matter: 100 Survival Items To Help Keep A Sense of Normality and Sanity After the Collapse Bullets…check. Beans…check. Band Aids…check. The list goes on and on sometimes doesn’t it? As preppers, we all are stockpiling the items and supplies that we plan on needing if and when it hits the fans. We all need to make sure we can eat, drink, protect ourselves from the elements and defend what needs to be defended. However, today I found myself thinking of things that weren’t on my “Need in order to survive” list. Little things that we...
  • Chronicles of Bias XXV

    01/01/2013 3:51:23 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 10 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | January 1, 2013 | Editorial
    Here are some of the Media Research Center's Notable Quotables for the worst reporting of 2012. DENYING THE OBVIOUS AWARD Host Stephen Dubner: "There is a kind of, I think, common analog, I hope I'm not overstating it by saying that it's common, that Fox News is to the right what The New York Times is to the left. I'm guessing you would see that as a false equivalency on a lot of levels ..." Editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal: "The word I want to use here ... begins with 'bull' and ends in 'it' and you can figure out...
  • Ages of our Freepers??

    01/01/2013 3:40:49 AM PST · by theelephantway · 110 replies
    I have wondered how old all the various Freepers are. I know by reading stories on here that we have had WWII vets to people just starting college now. Obviously, don't post your age if you do not want to, but I just thought it would be interesting to see our age spans. I am 42.
  • Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris get married at playboy mansion

    01/01/2013 2:53:43 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 43 replies
    eonline.com ^ | Dec. 31, 2012 | Natalie Finn
    Hugh Hefner is ringing in the new year as a married man. The 86-year-old Playboy founder tied the knot with 26-year-old girlfriend Crystal Harris tonight at—where else—the Playboy Mansion in front of a select group of family and friends, Playboy confirms to E! News. The bride, who is now going by Crystal Hefner on Twitter, posted photos earlier in the evening of the wedding set-up, including a close-up of the flowers lining the altar inside.
  • Did Obama Just Make an Assassination Reference?

    01/01/2013 2:27:02 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 81 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | January 1, 2013 | Elspeth Reev
    During an oddly jokey statement at the White House as the fiscal deadline bore down Monday afternoon, President Obama said, "I'm going to be president for the next four years. I hope." He was warning Republicans that, yes, they'd have to deal with him for a while. But it was, to be sure, a strange moment. Could he actually have been joking about assassination? About impeachment?
  • School that spent Ł500,000 giving its pupils iPads admits that HALF are now broken

    01/01/2013 1:51:55 AM PST · by dennisw · 34 replies
    dailymail ^ | 31 December 2012 | By Hannah Roberts
    Honywood Community Science School gave iPad2 to its 1,200 pupils a year ago Admits half of the costly devices have been broken A school which gave out iPads to every pupil in hope of improving their education has admitted that just a year later half the costly devices have been broken. Honywood Community Science School dished out iPad2 tablets to its 1,200 pupils a year ago, at vast cost to the taxpayer. Despite warnings that children would not be able to look after the fragile computer tablet, the school in Coggeshall, Essex, allowed children to take the device outside the...
  • Obama, Carney Publicly Linked Benghazi to Video 3 Days After CIA etc. Reported No Protest

    01/01/2013 1:44:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 31, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Three days after CIA and State Department eyewitnesses reported on Sept. 15 that there had been no protest in Benghazi, Libya, before terrorists attacked the U.S. diplomatic mission and a CIA facility there on Sept. 11, President Barack Obama and White House Spokesman Jay Carney both publicly linked the attacks, which killed four Americans, to protests against an anti-Muslim video that had been posted on YouTube. … However, according to a new report by the Senate Homeland Security Committee, personnel working at the CIA “Annex” in Benghazi on Sept. 11 reported on Sept. 15 that there had been no protest...
  • 1942 - THE YEAR IN REVIEW

    01/01/2013 1:36:29 AM PST · by CougarGA7 · 13 replies
    01/01/2013 | CougarGA7
    1942 – THE YEAR IN REVIEW 1942 is arguably one of the busiest years of the Second World War. It stands as the fulcrum point of the war. The final advances of the Axis powers would be reached during this year and the beginning of the Allied press to ultimate victory would take hold. The war was finally truly global. The final month of the previous year had seen to that and now the battles raged from the waters of the Pacific Ocean to the Caucuses. It would also be a year of unprecedented brutality. Unknown to the general public,...