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  • A decade after the 2008 crash, we’re repeating its mistakes

    09/07/2018 6:16:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    theglobeandmail ^ | 09/07/2018 | Doug Saunders
    Ten years ago this week, I was in Madrid on a Monday afternoon, watching as some of the 26,000 employees of Lehman Brothers spilled onto a Manhattan sidewalk, their mighty investment bank suddenly non-existent. As I could plainly see, this was no mere American crisis: the streets around me were already filling with Spanish and Central American workers forced to walk away from construction projects where work had halted, permanently, their U.S. and European bank financing having suddenly vanished. Over the next couple of days, the world economy ground to a halt, some of the mightiest financial institutions of the...
  • This day in history: President Reagan responds to Soviet Union's downing of Korean Air Flight 007

    09/06/2018 3:23:39 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/06/1983 | Ronald Reagan
    My fellow Americans, I'm coming before you tonight about the Korean Air Line massacre - the attack by the Soviet Union against 269 innocent men, women and children aboard an unarmed Korean passenger plane. This crime against humanity must never be forgotten, here or throughout the world. Our prayers tonight are with the victims and their families in their time of terrible grief. Our hearts go out to them - to brave people like Kathryn McDonald, the wife of a Congressman whose composure and eloquence on the day of her husband's death moved us all. He will be sorely missed...
  • Arkansas highway program marks 5th anniversary

    09/05/2018 2:13:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Pine Bluff Commercial ^ | August 21, 2018 | Special to The Commercial
    The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) marked the fifth anniversary of the Connecting Arkansas Program (CAP). CAP, the 10-year highway improvement program, is busy with construction projects throughout the state, according to a news release. “Since July 2013, ARDOT has completed 11 construction projects and has another six under construction, equating to more than 85 miles of highway and interstate improvements. Another eight projects with 60 miles of widening or new-alignment construction are scheduled for bid openings later this year,” according to the release. CAP is one of the largest highway construction programs ARDOT has conducted. The work is a...
  • More Russians Approve of Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia Than Oppose It

    08/21/2018 1:05:17 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Aug 21, 2018
    Tuesday, Aug. 21, marks the 50th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia that crushed the Prague Spring, an attempt by local reformists to establish “socialism with a human face.” More Russians have said that they approve of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 than view it as a mistake, an independent Levada Center poll has said. Czechoslovakia remained under Soviet influence for the next 20 years until change came peacefully in the 1980s. Thirty-six percent of Levada’s respondents said the decision to quash the Prague Spring was “definitely” or “rather” correct, while 19 percent said the Soviet Union...
  • It Was Twenty Years Ago Today....

    08/15/2018 6:42:38 AM PDT · by Founding Father · 33 replies
    August 15, 2018 | Founding Father
    ....that I quit lurking and signed up as a poster on Free Republic. Thank you Jim, you are a true patriot. A moments silence for those who have gone on. A hearty thank you to everyone for making this the best site there is. God bless you each and every one.
  • Massive protests planned at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago to mark Hurricane Maria anniversary

    08/13/2018 10:06:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Aris Folley
    A major protest is reportedly scheduled to take place on Sept. 22 at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida to mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria. According to CBS News, the Latino Victory Project (LVP) and Power 4 Puerto Rico (P4P) are launching a seven-figure campaign to register displaced Puerto Rican voters ahead of midterm elections. They are also organizing major demonstrations at the president’s Florida estate and at Trump Tower in New York as part of the initiative. After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last year, the Trump administration faced immense criticism for its handling of recovery efforts...
  • Fifty years ago, Soviet tanks crushed the 'Prague Spring'

    08/13/2018 9:55:21 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 25 replies
    Economic Times ^ | Aug 2018 | AFP
    In August 1968 Soviet tanks rolled into communist Czechoslovakia to crush a burgeoning democratic reform movement known as the Prague Spring. Here is a recap of the shock intervention that reined in the Soviet satellite state, its aspirations for democracy warded off for another 20 years. "At 11:00 pm, Soviet, Polish, East German, Bulgarian and Hungarian troops crossed the Czechoslovak border," AFP reported early on August 21, picking up Radio Prague's announcement of the overnight invasion. Tensions had been mounting between then Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and the reformist government that had taken over in the Central European state. In...
  • Police mobilization ahead of Charlottesville anniversary alarms activists(BLM scared)

    08/11/2018 3:03:37 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/11/2018 | staff
    Police are blocking off streets and mobilizing hundreds of officers for the anniversary of a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, alarming activists who plan to rally against the hatred and bloodshed that shocked the nation last summer. --SNIP-- Lisa Woolfork, a University of Virginia professor and Black Lives Matter Charlottesville organizer, said police are mounting a "huge, overwhelming show of force to compensate for last year's inaction." "Last year, I was afraid of the Nazis. This year, I'm afraid of the police," Woolfork said. "This is not making anyone that I know feel safe."
  • State of Emergency Declared for Charlottesville

    08/08/2018 5:57:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/8/18 | Ramsey Touchberry
    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Wednesday for Charlottesville, Virginia, in preparation for the one-year anniversary of last year’s deadly white nationalist Unite the Right rally that left three dead and dozens injured. The state of emergency will last from Wednesday through the rally's anniversary Sunday. Northam said because of anniversary events, rallies, and protests planned in Charlottesville and in nearby Washington, D.C., he ordered a state of emergency to "prepare and coordinate our response to ensure the protection of residents’ lives, property, and Constitutional rights.”
  • ANNIVERSARY OF RICHARD NIXON'S RESIGNATION: SIX HEADLINES FROM 1974

    08/09/2018 5:25:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    newsweek ^ | 08/08/2018 | Jenni Fink
    On August 8, 1974, then-President Richard Nixon announced in a televised address that he was resigning as president of the United States and would be replaced by then-Vice President Gerald Ford. Nixon’s resignation came in the face of almost certain impeachment over the Watergate scandal, making him the first president in history to step down before his term was over. During his televised speech, he said that he always “tried to do what was best for the nation,” but decided to resign after determining that his political base wasn’t strong enough to continue with the constitutional process. “I have never...
  • Poland urges Russia to abandon aggressive policy in Georgia on 10 year anniversary of its invasion

    08/07/2018 2:32:09 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Radio Poland ^ | 7 Aug 2018
    Poland’s foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz on Monday headed to Georgia on a visit marking 10 years since Russia’s invasion of that country. “Ten years ago, as a result of the Russian Federation’s military aggression against Georgia, Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia found themselves under a separatist rule established and supported by Moscow that is not recognised by the international community,” “We oppose all efforts that interfere with the sovereign right of the Tbilisi authorities to exercise dominion over the territory of Georgia within its internationally recognised boundaries. “We condemn actions aimed at actually integrating the separatists regions of Abkhazia...
  • A decade after death, Solzhenitsyn draws a blank with young Russians

    08/06/2018 1:10:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    A decade after the hugely influential author's death, some young Russians admit to only a passing knowledge of Russian dissident writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who won a Nobel Prize for chronicling the horrors of the Soviet Gulag. "Solzhenitsyn was a dissident, someone who opposed the Soviet regime and he was a great writer," summed up Alexander Polyakovsky, 23, who is studying international relations. He admits he has not read any of the author's books. "They talked about him a bit when I was at high school, during the Russian literature lessons, but I don't remember too much," he added. Alexander Altunyan,...
  • President Trump Calls the Show!

    08/01/2018 5:44:38 PM PDT · by vannrox · 36 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 1AUG18 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So I have this note on the call screener computer: “On the hotline…” We don’t have a hotline. “On the hotline, you’re receiving a phone call in recognition of your anniversary broadcast. You’ll want to take this immediately.” Okay. So we’re going to the phones and we have a special guest. Who is it? THE PRESIDENT: So, Rush, I just wanted to congratulate you on 30 years.RUSH: (laughing)THE PRESIDENT: This is your favorite president, and I think you are fantastic.RUSH: (laughing)THE PRESIDENT: I heard about it, and today’s the big day, 30 years. I wanted to call personally and...
  • It Doesn’t Feel Like 30 Years ( Rush Limbaugh 30th Anniversary )

    08/01/2018 8:15:56 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 64 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | July 31, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here is John in Rochester, New York. Great that you called. Glad you waited, sir. Hello. CALLER: Hello, Rush. It’s an honor and a pleasure to speak with you. I’m gonna get right to the point. It seems to me that you’re about to end the last show of your 30th year and nothing has been said about it yet. So I want to be the one who congratulates you and thanks you on behalf legions of Dittoheads and our Rush Babies like my children. You have meant so much to me. I’ve listened to you since you started,...
  • Trump Praises Rush Limbaugh, 'Who Truly Gets It!'

    07/31/2018 6:44:08 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 07-31-2018 | Susan Jones
    "Rush Limbaugh is a great guy who truly gets it!" President Trump tweeted early Tuesday morning. The president made the comment one day after Limbaugh explained to his radio listeners why Trump said in a July 29 tweet: "I would be willing to 'shut down' government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!"
  • Charlottesville, Act II

    07/30/2018 6:31:06 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Aletho News ^ | 7/30/2018 | Richard Hugus
    The anniversary of the August 12, 2017 Charlottesville protest is coming up. It was on this day, so the story goes, that the left confronted the right over the right’s support for a statue of civil war general Robert E. Lee and a woman was killed by a white nationalist driving his car into a crowd of Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and other protestors. Because applications by “Unite the Right” for a return to Charlottesville were turned down, the protest this year is scheduled for Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House in Washington. The ANSWER coalition, representing...
  • 20.083 years!

    07/27/2018 7:59:11 AM PDT · by stevio · 64 replies
    7/27/18 | Stevio
    Missed my 20 year anniversary at FR by 1 month. Thanks to Jim, all the great support, and especially the Freepers. Over the years we changed minds and influenced elections. Let's keep it up and un-brainwash the next generation. God bless.
  • Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    07/20/2018 7:57:26 PM PDT · by donaldo · 73 replies
    Forty-nine years ago today: "Houston. Tranquility Base here, the Eagle has landed." Neil Armstrong. Photos of the Lunar Module, LM, pronounced LEM. The Command Module had to retract the LM from Apollo's third stage on the way to the moon. The LM consisted of a descent and ascent stage. No need for a aerodynamic design as the moon has no atmosphere. Hard to believe 12 men walked on the moon and all came home safely.
  • Vanity: On the Silver Anniversary of His Death, The Vince Foster Case Is Still Officially Unsolved

    07/20/2018 3:25:54 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 41 replies
    justiceseeker93
    In retrospect, the events surrounding the Foster homicide showed the overwhelming power of the Deep State to cover up a shocking crime which occurred 25 years ago today. They simply called it a "suicide" and left it at that. The credible evidence overwhelmingly suggested "homicide," yet no perp nor perps were ever brought to justice. No perps of a serious crime brought to justice? Sounds familiar?
  • 25 years ago today, Vince Foster found dead in Fort Mercy Park

    07/20/2018 4:28:26 AM PDT · by Tell It Right · 35 replies
    25 years ago today, Vince Foster found dead in Fort Mercy Park