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  • Shameless Vanity: My 20th Anniversary at FreeRepublic. Lucky Me!

    11/11/2018 3:55:04 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 70 replies
    chickensoup | 11.11.18 | chickensoup
    This is the 20th anniversary of my years at FreeRepublic. I joined on November 9, 1998. I found a home here and have enjoyed my almost daily visits. Some of the most fascinating people have passed through the FR portal and the beautiful format allowed for sustained conversation and deep education of this fledgling conservative. FR also has provided much support and guidance through the talents and knowledge and kindnesses of its members. Tied down with four children to support, homeschool, and raise, singlehandedly, I was never able to make any of the events and was sad not to attend...
  • TWENTY YEARS ON FREEREPUBLIC!

    11/01/2018 5:51:49 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 88 replies
    11/1/2018 | Me!
    Two decades on Free Republic! Thanks for an amazing journey that I hope is far from over.
  • Lest we forget……. The March for Justice October 31, 1998

    10/31/2018 6:32:09 AM PDT · by bert · 96 replies
    Recollections of A FRee Republic Poster | October 31, 2018 | bert
    For weeks ahead of the date, folks like me had to decide……. Do I really believe all this stuff we discuss daily on Free Republic? Should I scrounge up some money and set aside the time to travel to Washington DC to be a part of what is being called The March For Justice? The Answer is Yes! There was to be a march with State flags. I bought a Tennessee state flag to wave in the gathering. To my astonishment, as I waved the flag, several Tennesseans in the crowd rallied to the flag and zap…..we had a Tennessee...
  • Today in US military history: "The Mighty Thor," and LBJ ends ROLLING THUNDER

    10/31/2018 7:11:24 AM PDT · by fugazi · 8 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Oct. 31, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of 1st Lt. Todd J. Bryant, who was killed by an improvised explosive device during a patrol in Fallujah, Iraq on this day in 2003. The 23-year-old native of Riverside, Calif. was assigned to 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division and is one of nine graduates of the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2002 who gave their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan. 1941: Although the United States has not yet entered the war, U.S. Naval vessels are serving as convoy escorts. When a German U-boat wolfpack attacks an Allied convoy near Iceland, the...
  • 20 Years with Free Republic

    10/29/2018 11:55:13 AM PDT · by Nateman · 80 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Oct 29,2018 | Nateman
    Twenty year Freeper anniversary. I joined up during the corrupt Clinton years. It was also the time I stopped watching TV news because I was tired of being lied to , tired of the endless sucking up to RAT leaders , tired of Hollywood idiots pontificating as if their celebrity status made their worse than worthless opinions worth listening to, and , most of all , just plain tired of being tired. It was during this time I learned how to photo-shop with free software made for Linux: GIMP. It’s available for Windows as well but after years of...
  • Thirty-Fifth Anniversary of the Marine Barracks Bombing

    10/28/2018 9:37:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2018 | Adm James A. Lyons
    With all the media focus on the caravan, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi murder, and later the pipe bombs, there was scant coverage of the tragic Beirut US Marine Barracks bombing October 23, 1983. We had proof positive intelligence the orders for that bombing came direct from Tehran, but we never responded. It is well to review the events surrounding this tragedy and why we never responded. On that day, 241 of our finest military personnel were killed, with scores more seriously injured. Almost simultaneously, a similar attack was carried out at the French military headquarters, killing 58 French paratroopers....
  • On the Internet, no one knows you're a cat (Vanity)

    10/12/2018 10:49:18 AM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 15 replies
    KK | October 12, 2018 | KK
    KosmicKitty - Since Oct 12, 2002
  • I Missed my 20-year Anniversary on FR!

    09/25/2018 3:59:09 PM PDT · by EarlyBird · 175 replies
    9/25/2018 | Me
    I just realized that I didn’t celebrate my 20th year anniversary with FreeRepublic! It was back in June. Thank you, FR! You have been my go-to site in all times of trouble! I will donate $50 right now to commemorate this belated anniversary!
  • 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,...