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  • Teens kill endangered birds, setting back conservation efforts 10 years

    07/11/2017 11:48:51 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 35 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | 5 July 2017 | Brittany Lyte
    That gruesome sight in December 2015 soon became a crime scene, one that eventually implicated six students and recent graduates of a prestigious Honolulu prep school whose alumni include former president Barack Obama. While on a camping trip the night before the hiker’s arrival, authorities alleged, the boys and young men had hiked to the Ka’ena Point Natural Area Reserve and mercilessly slaughtered at least 15 Laysan albatrosses, federally protected birds that have been the focus of a 26-year-long conservation effort. Nearly a dozen of their eggs were crushed; six other eggs failed to hatch due to the death of...
  • Confessions of a hypocritical sinner and confused soul regarding Trump, GOPcare and dodged bullets

    03/25/2017 6:22:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 167 replies
    March 25, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Free Republic stands for God, family, country. We generally look to Judeo-Christian* guidance on issues of law, morality, justice, freedom, life, family and civil society. And we have a Christian self-governing, self-reliant, individual accountability & responsibility, you gotta work if able-bodied and want to eat attitude on cultural and societal issues. And a Christian pro-Constitution, original intent, pro-liberty, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, restricted government, small government, states rights, individual rights, free enterprise position on political and civil matters. *Note: I say Judeo-Christian because Jesus was a Jew and referred to the Ten Commandments, Jewish law, beliefs and customs and the scripture...
  • AP: House GOP Leaders delay vote

    03/23/2017 12:36:31 PM PDT · by Dog · 100 replies
    AP | me
    Just breaking on Fox Business.....no vote.
  • Go Ahead... You Own It (AHCA)

    03/22/2017 3:41:04 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 15 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | March 22, 2017 | Karl Denninger
    Go Ahead...You Own It I had an "interesting" debate on Twitter last night with someone who is involved in the health insurance game in some way and apparently has cancer patients as clients. He is a strong shill for (supporter of) the "Obamacare Repeal/Replace" process by his own admission. The debate was plenty fun and decent right up until I pointed out that on the math the Federal Government spent $1,417 billion last fiscal year on Medicare and Medicaid, up from $380 billion in 1998, which incidentally was 37% of all federal spending last year -- and it's accelerating at...
  • National Enquirer: Hillary Clinton’s Secret Health Crisis

    08/08/2016 2:21:26 PM PDT · by maggief · 133 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | August 8, 2016
    As desperate presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tries to match the momentum of opponent Donald Trump, she’s also battling two shocking secret health issues! In a bombshell exclusive, The National ENQUIRER has learned the 68-year-old Democratic front-runner is suffering from the early stages of the debilitating disease multiple sclerosis — and has endured a series of strokes! “Hillary’s past health problems are down to MS,” a political insider close to both Hillary and husband Bill Clinton told The ENQUIRER. “She’s been working with her staff to keep the medical drama under wraps, and she’s doing her best to deal with it.”...
  • Obama preparing to endorse Clinton

    06/06/2016 2:47:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 6, 2016 | Kathleen Hennessey | AP
    President Barack Obama is ready to make it official. With Hillary Clinton on the verge of securing the Democratic nomination for president, Obama is on the verge of formally endorsing his former secretary of state and starting to aggressively make the case against Republican Donald Trump. White House officials say the announcement could come within days, although not before Democrats in New Jersey, California and four other states vote Tuesday in contests expected to solidify Clinton’s claim.
  • Head of Glenn Beck’s Media Empire Quits as The Blaze Burns Down

    01/29/2016 9:20:33 PM PST · by drewh · 115 replies
    Kraig Kitchin will stay with the company, but resigned from the top job after friction with fellow Beck executive Jonathan Schreiber. A ‘mass exodus’ of staff may follow. In what knowledgeable observers say is a sign of increasing turmoil in Glenn Beck’s troubled media empire, Beck’s longtime mentor and corporate executive, Kraig Kitchin, has quit as CEO of The Blaze. Kitchin’s replacement, Stewart Padveen, a digital startup entrepreneur who joined Beck’s company last summer, will be the fourth leader of The Blaze since late 2014. Kitchin, 54, who took over operations of Beck’s conservative-leaning subscription digital and cable television enterprise...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com'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!
  • Hillary’s Albatross

    02/24/2015 4:43:57 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/24/2015 | Michael Barone
    The Obama administration’s numerous foreign-policy failures will be a serious problem for her 2016 candidacy. Like it or not, the 2016 presidential race is now well under way. Republican candidates are flocking to Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, while Hillary Clinton, in-between $200,000 speeches at universities, is reported to be in seclusion developing her economic policies. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by minutiae, but sometimes a twist of events turns out to be important, even twelve months away from the first caucuses and primaries. And of course, always keep in mind that most minutiae turn out to be trivial....
  • This Democrat Is Giving Up on ObamaCare

    11/14/2014 6:48:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/13/14 | Burke Beu
    The disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act was the catalyst for my party’s midterm thumping. ....I have been a registered Democrat since age 18, a Democratic candidate for statewide office in Colorado and a party precinct captain in that caucus state. I’ve volunteered for numerous Democratic candidates and contributed to party causes and campaigns..... ObamaCare is a failure. For anyone who thinks this is a misprint because no Democratic activist would make such a comment, let me add that it is too big, too complicated and too expensive.
  • ObamaCare Returns as an Election Albatross

    10/23/2014 2:51:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/22/14 | Karl Rove
    Democrats assumed earlier this year that ObamaCare would be a political advantage by Election Day. North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, for example, said in February she wanted to show the Affordable Care Act “is something whose time is come.” A month later Colorado Sen. Mark Udall said “we did the right thing” in passing the law and told voters he “would do it again,” a response echoed by incumbents Mark Pryor (Arkansas) and Mary Landrieu (Louisiana). It isn’t working out that way. As the election nears, ObamaCare is re-emerging as a major liability for the Democratic Senate that passed it....
  • Todd Akin reaffirms he's staying in the Senate race

    08/24/2012 2:53:44 PM PDT · by JustSayNoToNannies · 339 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 8/24/2012 | NICHOLAS J.C. PISTOR
    Embattled Senate candidate Todd Akin just told reporters in Chesterfield that he is staying in the Senate race against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. Akin repeated the kinds of statements he'd made previously to national media, asserting that he's never had the support of the Republican party establishment anyway. [...]
  • Oldest known wild bird in US returns to Midway to raise chick (60+ y.o. albatross)

    03/08/2011 12:44:51 PM PST · by decimon · 20 replies
    United States Geological Survey ^ | March 8, 2011 | Unknown
    She flies on... and on... and onMIDWAY ATOLL — The oldest known U.S. wild bird – a coyly conservative 60 -- is a new mother. The bird, a Laysan albatross named Wisdom, was spotted a few weeks ago with a chick by John Klavitter, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist and the deputy manager of the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. The bird has sported and worn out 5 bird bands since she was first banded by U.S. Geological Survey scientist Chandler Robbins in 1956 as she incubated an egg. Chandler rediscovered Wisdom in 2001. In 1956, he estimated...
  • Iowa Poll: Palin's favorability rating slips

    02/28/2011 7:48:56 PM PST · by pissant · 57 replies
    Des Moines Register | 2/28/11 | Tom Beaumont
    Des Moines Register allows title and link only. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20110228/NEWS09/102280302/Iowa-Poll-Palin-s-favorability-rating-slips-among-Iowa-Republicans?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage
  • Will Sarah Palin endorsement be Carly Fiorina's albatross?

    10/06/2010 10:03:09 PM PDT · by pissant · 53 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 10/6/10 | Amanda Paulson
    Much has been made of Sarah Palin’s impact in elections this year – and whether her endorsement was what made the difference for Joe Miller in Alaska, Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, and numerous other candidates. But her stamp of approval may not always be a help, especially when it comes to the general election. A new poll in California found that Ms. Palin is a highly polarizing figure there and that most Californians view her negatively.
  • Romney gearing up for 2012 presidential run?

    02/15/2010 12:36:58 PM PST · by presidio9 · 190 replies · 1,963+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb 16, 2010
    Is Mitt Romney getting all the pieces together for another run at the White House? What seems to many as a forgone conclusion may soon become a reality, with the announcement of Matt Rhoades as executive director for Romney's Free and Strong America PAC. According to an article in Politico, Rhoades, who has served on other presidential campaigns and at the Republican National Committee was communications director for Romney's 2008 run. With the upcoming release and tour for Romney's new book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, Romney's 2012 intentions may be one of the worst kept secrets in...
  • Pundit: Rangel Becoming Democratic 'Albatross' (Tax-cheat Charlie, RATS midterm election trouble?)

    09/04/2009 4:43:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,242+ views
    WCBSTV ^ | 9/04/09
    Pundit: Rangel Becoming Democratic 'Albatross'House Republican Leader Calls For Embattled Congressman To Resign; Dems Could Face Midterm Election Trouble Sep 4, 2009 5:47 pm US/Eastern NEW YORK (CBS) - House Republican leader John Boehner says Charlie Rangel is his friend. But he also says "friends are not infallible, they make mistakes … and when mistakes are made in the course of public service, accountability is necessary." Boehner is calling on Congressman Rangel to step aside. In a "Dear Charlie" letter Boehner reminded Rangel about the skepticism Americans now have about those who govern. "As we have witnessed this summer," Boehner...
  • An Open Letter to Jim Robinson

    07/18/2009 3:09:39 PM PDT · by mrmeangenes · 392 replies · 12,961+ views
    07/18/09 | vanity
    Dear Mr. Robinson: I've given the matter quite a bit of thought and have decided it is time to ZOT you. I was tempted when I noticed posters were allowed to insult anyone who disagreed with them; even more tempted when I saw new posters banned for asking questions, or expressing an opinion outside the mainstream - (though I must confess anyone adopting the screen name "Christ was killed by conservatives" was not going to last very long ! I'm sure he was referring to the Sanhedrin, but still...) When I saw your post today about getting "millions of people"...
  • I THOUGHT IWAS RETIRED BUT I AM NOW UNEMPLOYED

    06/08/2009 6:52:11 AM PDT · by PeterL · 133 replies · 3,797+ views
    National Ledger ^ | 5/18/09 | Pete LaTona
    I retired in late 2006 with a conservative financial plan in place that would last through the lives of my wife and myself and still leave a little something for the kids. My financial planner and I choose an appropriate asset allocation model and we needed only 5% returns to be in good shape. My wife and I planned on working or volunteering, but we could do things because we wanted to and not because we had to. After many years in corporate America, this was a great place to be. I am still in a little bit of shock...
  • Fascism is Dying

    06/11/2008 1:14:21 PM PDT · by awer775 · 198 replies · 286+ views