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  • Stone Age hunters liked their carbs

    01/20/2013 6:21:05 PM PST · by Renfield · 23 replies
    ScienceNordic ^ | 1-4-2013 | Tania Lousdal Jensen
    Analyses of Stone Age settlements reveal that the hunters were healthy and would gladly eat anything they could get their hands on, including carbohydrates – contrary to the modern definition of the Paleolithic, or Stone Age diet. The Stone Age hunter’s food contained large amounts of protein from fish, lean mean, herbs and coarse vegetables and has formed the basis of one of today’s hottest health trends: the paleo diet. The modern version of the Stone Age diet excludes foods rich in carbohydrates. This exclusion of carbs is based on the idea that Stone Age hunters didn’t have access to...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    01/20/2013 6:18:28 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 10 replies
    1-20-13 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 89:1 I will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord Forever: With my Mouth will I Declare Thy Faithfulness to All Generations.
  • President Bush sworn in (Flashback - January 20, 2001)

    01/20/2013 6:11:45 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 20, 2001
    Changing the guard: George W Bush is sworn in George W Bush has taken the oath of office on Capitol Hill in Washington to become the 43rd president of the United States. In his inauguration address Mr Bush pledged to "work to build a single nation of justice and opportunity". The last formality of the day was a inaugural parade along a rain-soaked Pennsylvania Avenue. Along with the well-wishers were anti-Bush demonstrators. Police in riot gear lined the route of the parade five deep. One protester threw an egg at the new president's motorcade. Mr Bush delighted supporters by getting...
  • Be Bold Texas: A principled case for substantial franchise tax reform (Part I)

    01/20/2013 6:04:56 PM PST · by manic4organic · 33 replies
    TCCRI ^ | 01/16/13 | Dan Patrick, Ken Paxton, et al
    This report lays out the case for elimination of the franchise tax. Part II of this report (which is forthcoming) advocates for a transition Be Bold Texas! Franchise Tax Report Be Bold Texas! Franchise Tax Report (PDF) away from property taxes to consumption taxes to fund the maintenance and operations of public schools. That report will also make the case for a lower property tax appraisal cap or property tax revenue cap to provide homeowners and business owners with relief from inexorable appraisal growth. Taken together, these reforms would represent a substantial transformation of the state’s tax structure, and thus,...
  • Senate Democrats’ budget plan will reopen battle over taxes

    01/20/2013 6:00:40 PM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/20/13 | Lori Montgomery
    Senate Democrats plan to draft a budget blueprint that calls for significantly higher taxes on the wealthy, oil and gas companies and corporations doing business overseas, reopening a battle over taxes Republicans had hoped to lay to rest with the “fiscal cliff.” For nearly four years, Senate leaders have ducked their legal duty to craft a comprehensive budget framework. Now, however, Democrats see the budget process as “a great opportunity” to pursue additional tax increases — and to create a fast-track process to push them through the Senate, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
  • Popups and Links added while Posting on Free Republic

    01/20/2013 5:57:06 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 21 replies
    1/20/2013 | BwanaNdege
    Help! Today I started getting pop-ups while Posting Comments on Free Republic. I am also getting some of the words and terms in my comment turned into hyperlinks. This is in Firefox 18.0.1 Popup Blocker is "On" in Firefox Options. Any ideas? Thanks!
  • Win an Free AR-15 - Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show Boycott

    01/20/2013 5:55:14 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 16 replies
    Trop Gun Shop ^ | January 20, 2013 | Trop Gun Shop
    THANK YOU all for standing with us in our defense of the Second Amendment! In order to support other Second Amendment Patriots who have also pulled out of the ES&OS, Trop will be holding a free drawing. Simply bring in a receipt of purchase from any exhibitor who has withdrawn from the Show - dated sometime during the week of the show - and you will be entered into a drawing for a free Windham Weaponry AR. To be clear, this is a free, no purchase necessary, drawing. But you must be of age and legally allowed to own a...
  • China poised to play debt card

    01/20/2013 5:50:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/20/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Could real estate on American soil owned by China be set up as “development zones” in which the communist nation could establish Chinese-owned businesses and bring in its citizens to the U.S. to work? That’s part of an evolving proposal Beijing has been developing quietly since 2009 to convert more than $1 trillion of U.S debt it owns into equity. Under the plan, China would own U.S. businesses, U.S. infrastructure and U.S. high-value land, all with a U.S. government guarantee against loss. Yu Qiao, a professor of economics in the School of Public Policy and Management at...
  • Abortion Insiders Turn Their Backs on the Industry

    01/20/2013 5:45:36 PM PST · by Salvation · 27 replies ^ | January 18, 2013 | Jim Graves
    Abortion Insiders Turn Their Backs on the Industry January 18, 2013 For different reasons and in different ways, these former clinic workers have rejected abortion and embraced life. Jim Graves Pro-life advocate Patricia Bankeser of St. Joseph Parish in Kings Park, N.Y., holds a placard near the entrance to a Planned Parenthood center in Smithtown, N.Y., in January 2011. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) As Americans mark the 40th anniversary of the 1973 US Supreme Court decision striking down the nation’s anti-abortion laws, Americans remain deeply divided on the issue. There is one small group, however, that has a unique...
  • Cancer-Stricken Chavez ‘Enters New Phase of Treatment’

    01/20/2013 5:38:56 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 46 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | January 20, 2013 | none stated
    Venezuela’s cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez is entering a new phase of treatment after finishing post-operative care, Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Sunday. -- Univision channel said on Friday Chavez was transferred from the intensive care unit to a secret underground bunker-hospital in Havana, which was designed for emergency medical assistance to Fidel Castro.
  • Farmers baaa-ffled after hundreds of sheep are branded with smiley face

    01/20/2013 5:32:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    SUN UK ^ | 18 January 2013
    A MYSTERIOUS smiley face has appeared stamped on the side of hundreds of sheep across the UK. The odd image was first spotted on 20 animals grazing in a field in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. There have since been sightings in a further five fields, from Perthshire in Scotland to Exeter, 500 miles away in Devon Photos of the sheep have gone viral on Twitter, with users sharing sightings and speculating about the source of the smiley face - using the hashtag #creepysheep. Pranksters are being blamed for the bizarre branding - but some internet users are convinced aliens are responsible....
  • The First Lady on the Launch of Organizing for Action

    01/20/2013 5:31:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/13 | BarackObamaDotCom
    Say you're in for the next phase of this grassroots
  • We Told You So (Obamacare is making health care less affordable)

    01/20/2013 5:25:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    RCM ^ | 01/20/2013 | Robert Tracinski
    As the Affordable Care Act--otherwise known as ObamaCare--begins to be implemented, we are seeing its first big consequence: it is making care less affordable. The New York Times reports that "Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administration's health care law was to stem the rapid rise in insurance costs for consumers." "Even though"? In fact, Obamacare is simply doing what a lot of people predicted it would. Critics of ObamaCare warned that it would produce precisely the kind of...
  • Cuba's new love for the Union flag

    01/20/2013 5:22:21 PM PST · by the scotsman · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20 January 2013 | Sarah Rainsford
    'Cuba has been swept by a new craze - the red, white and blue of the UK's flag. The Union flag is now all the rage, sported by young Cubans on their clothes, nails - and even spotted as tattoos, and shaved into the back of people's heads. While for some it is just another fashion symbol, others say the trend began with the London Olympics, which were followed avidly in Cuba and hugely popular.'
  • NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushes bill allowing abortions after 24 weeks

    01/20/2013 5:19:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 20, 2013 | Howard Portnoy
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made headlines last week by cramming a gun law through the state legislature that is so restrictive that it limits the amount of ammunition members of law enforcement can carry on the job. Clearly, though, New Yorkers ain’t seen nothing yet. Cuomo’s next act, addressed in a news conference on Saturday – pushing through the 6-year-old Reproductive Health Care bill – if accomplished, will represent the biggest assault on the liberties of residents conceivably in the Empire State’s 236-year history. The National Catholic Register (h/t Weasel Zippers) notes that the bill has become a facet...
  • 'Game of Thrones' Axe Man Wilko Johnson Announces Farewell Tour

    01/20/2013 5:18:31 PM PST · by the scotsman · 4 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 19, 2013 | Drishya Nair
    'Wilko Johnson, the influential British rock guitarist who recently played mute executioner Ilyn Pane in the HBO series Game of Thrones, has announced details of his farewell tour, one week after going public with news that he is suffering from terminal cancer. Johnson first sprang to fame in the early 1970s as the guitarist for Dr Feelgood, an Essex 'pub rock' band whose style and attitude opened the door for punk rock and new wave music. Johnson's aggressive style of guitar playing was picked up and mimicked by bands including The Clash, The Stranglers and The Sex Pistols. The farewell...
  • Hispanic playing of loud music

    01/20/2013 5:17:41 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 116 replies
    Myself ^ | Moonshinner
    I just wanted to ask you freeper's.. Some new hispanics moved in my neighbourhood 3 months ago. It is a man,wife, son 22 years old,daugher 9 years old. Their son likes to smoke weed and drinks beer sitting in his driveway in his suv. He smokes the weed in a way, it is hard to capture him on film doing it. He sits in his driveway next to my driveway and he has his music turned up in his suv as loud as it can be made to go up.My whole house shakes,rattles, it's boom,boom,boom.The other home owners are Hispanic...
  • Bill Clinton on Rural Culture: 'All They’ve Got Is Their Hunting and Their Fishing'

    01/20/2013 5:12:26 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies
    Bill Clinton on Rural Culture: 'All They’ve Got Is Their Hunting and Their Fishing' By Tom Blumer Created 01/20/2013 - 3:50pm It's hardly news to those who have followed Bill Clinton for the past two decades, and it's probably even more of the same-old, same-old for those who had to endure having him as governor during the 1980s in Arkansas. Nonetheless, something Mr. Clinton said in a speech at "a joint meeting of the Obama National Finance Committee and a group of business leaders," which was captured without even being deemed possibly offensive by Byron Tau at the Politico, should...
  • "A Global Force for Good" [US NAVY Marketing Campaign goes Limp Wristed]

    01/20/2013 5:09:30 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    PrintShare This The strength and status of any nation can be measured in part by the will and might of its navy. That’s not an outdated thought; it’s a modern reality. As the largest, most versatile, most capable naval force on the planet today, America’s Navy epitomizes this idea. And yet, far more impressive is what it does with the distinction. A symbol of power, a force for stability America’s Navy serves as an essential force of stability in an increasingly unstable and interconnected world – as well as a vanguard for positive change. Why is this important? Because what...
  • Vanity: Oklahoma has gone so politically red it's matching the clay-red dirt!

    01/20/2013 5:07:09 PM PST · by Kolath · 9 replies
    Muskogee Politico ^ | 1/20/2013 | Jamison Faught
    Continuing my map series on voter registration, this shows the county-by-county trend from last January. Democrats had a positive trend in only one county (Adair), and that was only +0.29%. Republicans netted positive percentages in the other 76 counties, capped with +8.22% in Marshall County. With the rate at which the GOP is catching up to the Democrats, the Republican Party will likely take the lead in voter registration sometime in 2014.