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  • Did You Know That Houses In Detroit Are Cheaper Than Used Cars?

    07/24/2013 8:16:58 AM PDT · by pinochet · 43 replies
    Fifty years of socialist rule in Detroit has achieved a revolution in cheap housing. Because 60 percent of the population of Detroit fled from the city because of high crime rates, there are more houses than people in Detroit. This article from Bloomberg Businessweek says that you can buy a house in Detroit for $6,000. http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/hotproperty/archives/2009/03/the_median_home.html This is less than what most people pay for a used car. Advocates of "affordable housing" must be very happy.
  • Detroit --- Why?

    07/19/2013 12:03:02 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 35 replies
    July 19, 2013 | MosesKnows
    Detroit --- Why? A few years back I received a link to pictures of Hiroshima after August 6, 1945 followed by pictures of Hiroshima today. Hiroshima today was a brightly lit sprawling modern city. The pictured continued with pictures of Detroit today for comparison with Hiroshima today. I was curious about what caused a diminishing Detroit but at the same time, I was suspicious if the pictures were accurate. Over time, I read a few articles that supported the pictures I had seen. The events of late regarding Detroit filing bankruptcy makes me more curious. I have my own opinion...
  • IT WASN'T SUPPOSED TO END THIS WAY

    07/17/2013 1:40:38 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 52 replies
    ME | July 17, 2013 | swampsniper
    When the Sanford, Florida PD investigated George Zimmerman 's claims of self defense all the evidence supported his claims. They handled the case exactly as they would any similar case. When a mob appeared threatening to burn Sanford to the ground Sanford's gutless and spineless City Commissioners told the chief of police to throw Zimmerman to the mob, we don't want our windows broken or our customers scared away. The chief stood up for the law, as he was sworn to do and they fired him. They demoted the lead investigator because he would not lie for them. The noise...
  • Did Obama Turn Trayvon's death into a Racial Crime for Political Reasons?

    07/15/2013 2:35:42 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    15 July 2013 | 11th_VA
    When you start to think about Holder sending workers to Florida to drum up protests, and Obama not on the ticket in 2014, did Obama orchestrate this otherwise 'open and close' self defense incident for political reasons? Did he do it to drive blacks to the polls in 2014? I'm beginning to think this is the worst abuse of power I've ever seen in my lifetime.
  • Supreme Court Rules For Gay Marriages (Chief Justice Roberts Holds It Is A Tax-JK!)

    06/20/2013 2:16:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    06/20/2013
    Just Kidding. But it could happen... wait for it...
  • Time to Buy a Dishwasher and Boy Have They Changed! EPA ruins dishwasher tech

    04/28/2013 5:06:58 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 243 replies
    4.28.13 | chickensoup
    It is time for a dishwasher. My last dishwasher was replaced three times by the manufacturer before I ripped it out and started handwashing. time to go back to dishwashers and I cannot find a timed dishwasher, just ones that are ENERGY EFFIEICENT with sensors. The biggest problem I had with the newer untimed dishwashers is that I would have to rinse the dishes instead of scraping them. the second problem is that because I did not rinse them, they ran for six to eight hours becaus there was debris that the sensors picked up. Lousy design. I am looking...
  • Can Laptops Actually be Repaired?

    12/28/2012 6:37:43 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 68 replies
    12.28.12 | Chickensoup
    My Vaio stopped working this morning. The little disk light goes on and on. I took it to this diagnostics guy who said he would be able to tell if he can get it going. My question. Can the hard disk be replaced? I have been looking for replacements and havent seen one I like as much. I surf, run my website, check email and bank online. Not much else. help!
  • You Go First

    12/24/2012 6:35:49 AM PST · by dirtboy · 7 replies
    12/24/2012 | dirtboy
    President ObamaObama, though, offered specific proposals only in reference to the latter. He called on Congress to pass "common-sense legislation," which he said should include an assault-weapons ban and a ban on high-capacity magazines.Ok, Mr. Obama. You go first. Issue an executive order removing military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines from the Secret Service agents guarding you. Mayor Bloomberg“Instead of offering solutions to a problem they have helped create, they offered a paranoid, dystopian vision of a more dangerous and violent America where everyone is armed and no place is safe,” Mayor Bloomberg said.Ok, Doomberg, you go first. Let your armed...
  • Boehner Considers Nixing SOTU in Chambers

    12/24/2012 3:01:37 AM PST · by chiller · 63 replies
    Self | 12/24/12 | Vanity
    We've only heard talk and do not know if this is true but it certainly must be, given Obama's shabby and insulting treatment of the Speaker in fiscal cliff negotiations. The latest reports from the Wall Street Journal and other sources indicate Obama has threatened Boehner and republicans with a throw-down public humiliation during Inaugural and SOTU addresses, unless Obama gets his way. Why would the Speaker invite the President (which is only done by recent tradition since the age of TV, iirc) into his house to allow him to soil his hosts ? To do so is tantamount to...
  • Some final thoughts on the gun issue

    12/17/2012 3:58:33 AM PST · by Jerrybob · 21 replies
    self | 12/17/12 | self
    We're ( The U.S.) going in the direction of Europa in every other facet of our existence. This is most definitely the next step and those of us responsible gun owners that revolt or even balk will be the lunatics in grave need of sensitivity training, intense scrutiny, and re-education at the VERY least. I wonder what type of psychotropic drugs this guy was on. You DO realize that there is a very small percent of all of the shootings of this type in which the perpetrators were NOT under the care of a mental healthcare provider. I say re-direct...
  • Going to Ground

    12/10/2012 2:50:30 AM PST · by AdaGray · 19 replies
    Cannot believe the number of calls I am still getting from Republican groups...making a hobby of unsubscribing from all email marketing lists.
  • Disowned for Voting Republican: Part II

    12/08/2012 8:54:54 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 165 replies
    Vanity | November 8, 2012 | Behind the Blue Wall
    A good number of you responded to a vanity that I posted a week ago consisting of an email I sent to my father in law who was threatening to disown me for switching "sides" and voting "R" in the last election. He wrote back, and although I'll save you from having to read the extensive drivel that is his email to me, I'm posting my response back to him. Excerpts from his email are in italics. This is even longer than the first one, so if you're not interested in reading all that, I more than understand. I did...
  • Questions for Scientists/Researchers/Engineers/Doctors and other supporters of science on FR

    10/26/2012 11:20:22 PM PDT · by emax · 61 replies
    This inquiry ideally meant for anyone here who is a research scientist or engineer in the STEM disciplines and who has a Master's or a PhD or a Doctor or current graduate student and/or anyone who has genuine knowledge of Democrat and Republican, in particular Obama and Tea Party Republican, policies of research and development. The main question is this : How do we address those within and outside the scientific community who insist we must have Obama and fellow militant leftist Democrats in power otherwise STEM research and development and cancer and other medical research in this country will...
  • On Being Accountable: When Predictions Go Astray

    10/18/2012 10:24:51 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 87 replies
    Original Accountability :) | Oct 19, 2012 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It's time for me to pay the piper. It has been observed that the best editorial work keeps the author out of the opinion, and speaks only to the issues of the day. It will be impossible for me to do this, in this editorial, because I must address my own predictions. You see, I've made a series of predictions, of which only a handful seem to have been realized. It's time to hold myself accountable. In this article, "HEY MITT! Expect, From Obama, These Four Things At the Debate Tonight!(October 16, 2012)", I tell Mitt to expect four things....
  • When even Tom Brokaw calls out Biden's hysteria, you know Ryan won

    10/12/2012 4:49:38 AM PDT · by barryobi · 57 replies
    morning joe | 10/12/2012 | barryobi
    After each debate I like to watch MSNBC Morning Joe to see how they try to spin things. Imagine my surprise when I tuned in a few minutes ago and saw Tom Brokaw trashing Biden's debate performance. Mika and the gang (including Joe) tried to use the 'We all know Joe personally, and he is a really nice guy' routine, but Brokaw was not biting. He said Biden was so off putting in his behavior that the undecided voters would not be moved towards Obama after watching the debate. Everyone on the show agreed that both men passed the 'one...
  • Google is 'completely wrong'

    10/10/2012 11:15:15 AM PDT · by Marie · 26 replies
    Google Images ^ | 10/10/12 | Self
    If you Google the words 'completely wrong' and click on Google Images, you get pages of photos of Romney.
  • The Media After Romney Wins

    10/09/2012 6:13:34 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 77 replies
    Personal Composition | OCT 12, 2012 | Sampleman
    The media has been in a slumber for the last 4 years; not that the world has been quiet. We have lived in a world replete with economic collapse, international conflict, and social unrest, a time of tribulations and consequence, the likes of which we have not seen in over 70 years. But a media which gleans only what it desires to further a socialist agenda has found no purchase on these stories. They had achieved their goal of placing a true socialist in the Presidency, and no bad news, no bad outcomes would be spoken of during his realm....
  • Joe's Middle Class Family out $1294+ Next Year

    10/03/2012 4:23:49 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 20 replies
    Self | October 3, 2012 | Self
    Joe's middle class family has a taxable income of a meager $17,399 and he barely gets by. So he was dismayed to find out he was getting a 50% Federal Tax rate increase. On top of this, he learned there was to be a 30% increase in his social security tax payments. But he really began to cry when he saw his bare bones medical insurance premium skyrocket due to Obama's "Affordable" Care Act" (PPACA). Joe really wants everyone to let the Democrats know how he feels this November.
  • 70% Poor Tax Increase

    09/25/2012 4:49:35 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 26 replies
    Self | Sept. 25 2012 | Self
    A whopping tax increase is scheduled for 2013 on the working poor. Those making $36,200 will see their Federal taxes increase from 10 percent to 15. That's a whooping 50 percent tax increase on the working poor. Under Obama, the US Senate adjourned, leaving this increased tax on the working poor. Nevermind, they failed to make their required budget (X times in a row), but they left an immoral tax increase on the working poor. Beyond that, the Democratic Senate left in place a 2% Social Security tax increase upon them as well. Obama promised their would not be a...
  • Real Conservatives Can't Vote Romney/Ryan

    09/05/2012 2:47:19 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 166 replies
    Me
    I love Free Republic. I enjoy posting and reading other peoples insights and ideas. But I'm troubled and confused by the fact that while we all post and read daily the horrible things that Barack Obama is doing to our great nation, we are encouraged to "sit this one out" or vote third party. I understand Mr. Robinson owns this site and agree with his views on probably most every subject. I appreciate the stand he has taken and how he has always been true to his beliefs. He has provided an outlet that is invaluable to the Conservative community....
  • OK just how bad is it going to be after Obama get's it handed to him in November?

    08/09/2012 11:07:24 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 113 replies
    09 August 2012 | US Navy Vet
    What will he pull between the Election(after he Loses BIG) and the Inaugeration.
  • Remember When?

    06/25/2012 5:03:15 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 29 replies
    vanity | 6-25-2012 | palin45potus
    Remember when Romney turned away Stimulus funds because they were wasteful and infringed on the Tenth Amendment? Remember when Romney led the fight against Obamacare with his bold op-eds, inviting scorn and being called a liar for daring to mention the unavoidable rationing of services ("Death Panels") ? Remember when Romney led the GOP to an astonishing victory in the 2010 mid-terms? Remember when Romney inspired thousands across the nation to sleep outside book stores in hopes of meeting him? Remember when Romney Flew to Arizona to stand by the embattled Governor Brewer as she was targeted by the Administration...
  • Why Obama Won't Release His Transcripts

    05/29/2012 9:31:36 AM PDT · by jda · 69 replies
    It is becoming more and more evident why Obama won't release his transcripts.
  • This is what you are fighting against.

    05/16/2012 3:43:28 PM PDT · by MCSP2008 · 21 replies
    Shakespeare | Shakespeare
    Salve That is what you are fighiting against, evil who pretends to be good. You are much smarter to know. We are all adults here. [Romanian native > ESL]
  • If You Want A Perfect Margarita for Cinco de Mayo - Make Them At Home

    05/05/2012 1:54:06 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 54 replies
    Why do so many cashiers give you change in such a sloppy manner? It seems that cashiers these days do not get any training whatsoever in properly giving you back your change. Back in the 1970s, when I was starting out in the workforce, I had several jobs that involved taking in money and giving change back to customers. Now we did not have those cash registers that automatically calculate your change. So I had to figure it out in my head. Even today, I can instantly calculate the change from a $20 bill. For example, a purchase of $11.56...
  • I'm still for Gingrich!! (Vanity)

    04/10/2012 11:33:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 123 replies
    I was for Palin. Then I was for Cain. Then I was for Gingrich. I will not vote for Romney.
  • OK In Referance to my earlier post, If Obama loses how BADLY will he lose?

    03/20/2012 11:55:25 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 53 replies
    20 March 2012 | US Navy Vet
    I say he lose by less than 1% of the vote and by less than 25 Electorial Votes.
  • What is Palin up to?

    12/15/2011 5:45:18 AM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 102 replies
    12-15-11 | Self
    While I long for Sarah to run, I know that's not happening. While I long for her to stay involved and energize the base of conservatives, I don't see that happening either. So I ask my fellow freepers, what in the world is going on or not going on with her? Once in a while, we get a facebook post or tweet, but these have been weaker and I can only wonder if the MSM/Soros/Obama/Chicago machine has done their dirty work. I don't believe for a second that Rice or Todd's business partner innuendos are real, but they did their...
  • Companies That Abuse

    11/09/2011 3:18:26 AM PST · by Evergolightly · 25 replies
    Personal Thought | 9 Nov 11 | Evergolightly
    So much has been said about government waste and abuse. But what about the companies that participate in these kind of things? Freepers seem to be the best researchers out there, let's look at some of them. Who know about Fluor, CH2M HILL, SHAW and yes, the dreaded Halliburton. Are they evil?
  • RINO dung identification guide - a refresher course

    04/17/2011 10:51:11 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 37 replies
    It has been a while since we saw RINO herds in such vast numbers roaming about FR. You're on a Trump thread and have come across a fresh steaming pile of dung that a poster has just dumped on FR, so a refresher course in RINO scatology is in order. How do you tell if it is RINO (Republicanus countryclubbus) dung or some other kind of dung (such as the garden variety from cattle)?"He's not a perfect conservative" - RINO dung. It basically means he is not a conservative at all."You're just a single issue poster" - RINO dung. It...
  • Sarah Palin just made a covert Declaration Of War

    07/03/2009 9:02:00 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 154 replies · 6,852+ views
    n/a | 7/3/09 | Ron C
    Ever notice? When she’s angry, she starts talking a little faster, her eyes lids narrow a tad, and she talks through lips that are a bit closer together – and that faint frown of hers becomes almost permanent, yet a smile remains. She displayed all of those signs today. She didn’t say it in so many words, but if I don’t miss my bet, Sarah Palin just declared all-out war on the left – and believe me, she can wage that war like no other – as has been well demonstrated. No, she’s not about to run off into seclusion...
  • A Darwinist Religious Experience Described

    04/13/2009 8:35:28 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 8 replies · 755+ views
    CEH ^ | April 11, 2009
    A Darwinist Religious Experience Described April 11, 2009 — As millions of Jews just completed Passover, and as millions of Christians gather to celebrate Easter, a Darwinist reporter was experiencing “existential vertigo” – a sweeping sense of dizziness as her imagination zoomed in and out of the implications of her faith. It may be the closest thing that a secular materialist can call a religious experience. And religious experience is an accurate description: it was the outworking of an all-encompassing world view, with ultimate causes, ultimate destinies, moral imperatives, and heavy doses of faith. Amanda Gefter (see her previous attack...
  • to celebrate the non ZOT

    01/03/2009 9:39:02 PM PST · by kevin k · 33 replies · 1,188+ views
    1/3/09 | kevin k
    I am amased that the news on new years day celebrates the first born of the new year has illegal immigrants for parents, payment to hospital goes to you and i the taxpayers of houston tx.Reporters would not even comment on parents or let them speak im sure because no englishhhh.
  • Vanity**How about a permanent boycott/alternative topic thread ?

    11/12/2008 8:45:45 PM PST · by austinaero · 7 replies · 396+ views
    Austinaero
    I know we have had several calls for boycotts of papers and of MSM stations, and those calls have extended to boycotting of advertisers. I am wondering if we had a place to post those advertisers we are targeting in an organized way, as well as a place to post an alternative to the product/company being advertised, it might have more impact on the advertisers and be easier for us remain in an active boycott of a product. I don't post many vanities, this may be my second on in 3 years. Sorry if it's annoying.
  • 'The One' is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want'

    10/27/2008 8:44:10 AM PDT · by joanie-f · 54 replies · 4,445+ views
    27 October, 2008 | joanie-f
    Alexis de Tocqueville wrote, in ‘Democracy in America’: [The principle of equality prepares men for government that] covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic character cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent and guided … Such a power … stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd ... One week and one day...
  • When exactly, did FR become an Obama blog? MORE PALIN PLEASE.

    10/18/2008 9:15:18 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies · 486+ views
    Less Obama.
  • Rush SLAMS FOXNEWS debate comments

    10/16/2008 9:20:51 AM PDT · by BornToBeAmerican · 218 replies · 6,435+ views
    Rush is LIVID! and rightly so. He is slaming commentators for last nights shameful portrayal of John McCains debate. Rush said that McCain delivered everything that "they" wanted, yet they turn on him. Go Rush. Well Done John!!!
  • How much can plumbers earn? (vanity)

    10/16/2008 8:53:21 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 157 replies · 5,804+ views
    October 16, 2008 | me
    How much can a good, hard-working plumber earn in a year? I have no idea. Maybe some Freepers do. What are some other unglamorous jobs, that don't require a college degree, that pay well?
  • Fox News Debate Analysis Sucks! (Vanity)

    10/15/2008 9:22:20 PM PDT · by bcatwilly · 109 replies · 2,248+ views
    10/16/08 | bcatwilly
    Frankly I am really disgusted with the horrible analysis by the Fox News "round table" of pundits. 1. They set McCain up before he ever debates by assuming that he is down by some large amount, which isn't true in all of the polls. So therefore he needs a "knockout", which who the heck knows what that is. 2. If these idiots were actually truly following this race and providing good analysis they should have said that while McCain did not score a "knockout" he should have both pleased his base and possibly opened some new attack fronts with the...
  • Vanity: What's up with Fox?

    10/15/2008 7:58:29 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 214 replies · 7,166+ views
    Fox
    After the debate was over, the "conservative" pundits immediately trashed McCain. This was followed by Frank Luntz, who declared that is focus group idiots loved Obama (of course Luntz also said Palin was the knockout debate winner and McCain would surge in the polls after her debate). This is supposed to be the conservative network? I switched over to PBS, and Clarence Page was giving more credit to McCain's performance than the Fox pundits. Same on CNN.
  • If Obama wins then we have effectively...

    10/15/2008 1:35:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 186 replies · 3,927+ views
    Vanity | Oct 15, 2008 | Jim Robinson
    If Obama wins then we have effectively turned control of our national defenses over to Code Pink. Our national treasury over to the Chicago mob. Our justice department to the Rainbow Coalition. Control of our elections to ACORN. Our national ministry of propaganda to HuffingtonPost, DailyKos and MoveOn (which admittedly would be an improvement over CNN/ABC/NBC/CBS/NYT/WP/AP, et al). The IRS to Charlie Rangel. Banking/Finance to Chris Dodd and Barney Frank. Housing to Tony Rezco. The new Global Warming Department to Al Gore. The State Department to Clinton, Inc. Education to NOW. The selection of our judges to the ACLU. Homeland...
  • What do you think of people who post vanities?

    10/07/2008 8:39:43 PM PDT · by RightFighter · 137 replies · 1,642+ views
    Vanity | 10/07/2008 | RightFighter
    Just wondering what your opinion is about people who post vanities when their opinions could be posted to existing threads.
  • what ads should the repubs or their advocacy groups run to show obama for what he is (not)

    10/04/2008 7:59:53 PM PDT · by haole · 7 replies · 417+ views
    self ^ | 10/4/2008 | self
    what ads should MCcain use , hopefully showing obama / biden in their own words, being who they really are? first, obama's assertion that "he was happy with $4 gas, only that it came quicker than he thought" second, biden: "isreal should get used to a nuclear armed Iran".
  • Unsure about the bailout? Answer this Question to find out where you stand on the issue.

    10/01/2008 9:53:12 AM PDT · by adm5 · 102 replies · 2,653+ views
    me | 10-1-08 | adm5
    Take this one question test to see where you stand on the bailout issue. Be honest and respond in the thread with your answer.
  • Are you done playing, John?

    03/14/2008 2:59:11 PM PDT · by Glenn · 210 replies · 3,095+ views
    Vanity | 03/14/2008 | Vanity
    I know FreeRepublic is not for profit. I understand that any changes that are done to it are "unencumbered" by any feasible plan. But you are driving me nuts, John! Think things through from my perspective. I don't have time to play around figuring out all the subtle differences between on Alpha release and the Next. Do the right thing. Beta. Test. Don't break what isn't broken. Never, ever, do anything that breaks a bookmark. I understand that playgrounds are fun, but I, for one, don't have time to coddle you whilst you are playing!
  • There is no need for Primary's at all - Get Rid of Them

    02/11/2008 7:49:56 AM PST · by Scythian · 34 replies · 34+ views
    So far, all I've seen in this process is corruption, and more corruption, we have all this campaign finance law yet the election is stolen by "thuggery" long before the election begins, from insane caucuses, to delegates who vote against the peoples will, to back room deals ordering delegates to vote for a competitor as a weapon and on and on it goes. Let's not even mention that the supposed "god" chosen as the candidate could be so chosen before 98% of the Americans have a say in the process, and by liberal states no less. So I pose this...
  • I May Or May Not Leave Free Republic

    01/01/2008 12:13:53 AM PST · by B-Chan · 91 replies · 389+ views
    brucelewis.com ^ | 2008.01.01 | B-Chan
    I May Or May Not Leave Free Republic I'll decide after I finish this bottle of champagne.
  • Is it to early to start....(vanity)

    12/22/2007 10:18:08 AM PST · by Global2010 · 84 replies · 263+ views
    THE LIVE CHRISTMAS Thread?
  • The MRSA Scam (snake oil shall protect thee not from zot)

    10/18/2007 11:18:34 AM PDT · by EndWelfareToday · 269 replies · 804+ views
    10/18/2007 | Self
    MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)! What a crock. For decades Americans have been sold a bill of goods by the New Age movement. We have been told that we must be vaccinated, drugged, poked and prodded by snake-oil salesmen with PHDs. Now we have a movement in this country to force those of us who manifest perfect health to pay for those of you who have succumbed to the debauchery of the medical profession and their minions in the secular humanist world. It is my view that MRSA is nothing more than another tool being used by Clintonesk type people to...
  • Why is breaking news days/week old

    07/10/2007 9:08:15 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 86 replies · 1,739+ views
    Just wondering why the "Breaking News" side bar is not really "Breaking News"? Some of it is days even a weak old.