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  • Journalist and radio host: The three imperative questions NOT being asked about Benghazi

    09/19/2014 8:32:32 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-09-19 | Benjamin Weingarten
    An extensive interview on all things Benghazi with radio host, investigative journalist and author of the new book, "The Real Benghazi Story," Aaron Klein.
  • Freedom from Speech

    09/17/2014 8:26:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/17/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Freedom for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) president Greg Lukianoff “Freedom From Speech,” a 61-page broadside written by Freedom for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) president Greg Lukianoff, deftly illustrates the evolving assault on free speech. “The public’s appetite for punishing attempts at candor gone wrong, drunken rants, or even private statements made in anger or frustration seems to be growing at an alarming rate,” Lukianoff warns. The author cites a range of incidents to make his initial point, covering a large and diverse cast of characters. They include former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson,...
  • 10 Lessons From Real-Life Revolutions That Fictional Dystopias Ignore

    09/15/2014 5:47:13 PM PDT · by walford · 42 replies
    Kinja ^ | 09/15/2014 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    Today's genre books are full of future dystopias, which only have one weakness: teenagers. And everybody knows that most dystopias are kind of contrived. But here are 10 lessons from real-life rebellions against repressive regimes, that we wish the creators of fictional dystopias would pay attention to. 10. The Enemy of Your Enemy Is Not Your Friend Politics makes strange bedfellows. It even makes some unacknowledged bedfellows. Any repressive government — any government at all, for that matter — will prohibit something. It could be hard drugs, or it could be booze, or it could be untaxed salt, or it...
  • Bracken: "Castigo Cay" and "The Bracken Anthology" Free On Kindle Until Wednesday Night

    This Kindle free run of Castigo Cay and The Bracken Anthology will last until Wednesday September 10th at midnight PST.
  • While the world focuses elsewhere, is China tightening its grip on Hong Kong?

    09/05/2014 10:23:41 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-09-05 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Recently we have been pouring over “Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan that Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America,” a collection of numerous speeches written by Reagan primarily in the years leading up to his 1980 run for the presidency. One such speech on treaties — and how frequently throughout history they have been broken — is ringing particularly timely, not just in light of the ongoing Iranian nuclear negotiations or Russia’s eastward march, but in context of two recent stories out of Hong Kong, where as the New York Times writes, “Pro-democracy advocates…are girding for...
  • Tips for living: 'The Provident Prepper' gives solid, clear info on getting prepared (Book review)

    09/03/2014 1:21:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | August 27, 2014 | Margot Hovley
    Kylene and Jonathan Jones' book "The Provident Prepper" (Plain Sight Publishing, $16.99) gives straight forward and easy-to-understand details on emergency preparedness. It's a great resource for families or individuals who'd like to learn how to take care of the necessities during an emergency. Written in conversational style, readers can adapt the information to fit their situations. The 358-page book has sections on a variety of topics including survival kits; communication; water storage and purification; food and fuel storage; emergency heating; lighting; and cooking. Here are a few tips the husband and wife team share: In the case of an emergency...
  • In Defense of Amazon

    09/02/2014 11:52:09 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 35 replies
    Slate.com MoneyBox ^ | Sept. 2 2014 | Neal Pollack
    Last August, Amazon flew about 80 writers on its Thomas & Mercer mystery and thriller imprint—including me—to Seattle for a conference. They put us up at the Westin downtown, a nice hotel by any standard, and spent the weekend feeding us well and serving us top-shelf booze at an increasingly fabulous series of parties. There were tourist outings, the usual conference mix of panels and workshops, and a non-stressful visit to the Amazon Death Star. Also, they gave us a free Kindle Paperwhite, a nice touch. With a few exceptions, none of the writers at the conference were particularly famous;...
  • 10 essential quotes from a classic 1689 title made for (but forgotten in) the age of Obama

    08/29/2014 12:49:47 PM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 3 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-08-29 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Today is the birthday of a man who left an indelible imprint on American history and the history of the free world more broadly. The Englishman John Locke was born on August 29, 1632. Locke was one of the most heralded Enlightenment thinkers — preeminent among classical liberals — developing theories on natural rights, property, government, not to mention law and philosophy more broadly that would influence the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Western civilization itself. His intellectual achievements were so great that Thomas Jefferson identified Locke as one of “the three greatest men who ever lived, without any...
  • Fareed Zakaria Busted for Plagiarism Once More

    08/23/2014 11:57:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2014 | Jack Cashill
    August 24, 2014 Fareed Zakaria Busted for Plagiarism Once More By Jack Cashill First, I will acknowledge up front that this is a revised version of an earlier American Thinker article, which in itself was a revised version of an earlier American Thinker article, which in itself was an update of the information contained in my book, Deconstructing Obama. But when a Harvard worthy gets busted for literary fraud anew, I feel compelled to update the scorecard. The man on the hot seat once again is Fareed Zakaria. Born to a Muslim family in Mumbai, the fifty year-old Harvard Ph.D....
  • The Hangman

    08/19/2014 2:41:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Maurice Ogden
    Into our town the Hangman came. Smelling of gold and blood and flame and he paced our bricks with a diffident air and built his frame on the courthouse square The scaffold stood by the courthouse side, Only as wide as the door was wide; A frame as tall, or little more, Than the capping sill of the courthouse door And we wondered, whenever we had the time. Who the criminal, what the crime That the Hangman judged with the yellow twist of knotted hemp in his busy fist. And innocent though we were, with dread, We passed those eyes...
  • Report: Simon & Schuster imprint rejected book about Bergdahl because it might hurt Obama

    08/13/2014 2:01:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 13, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via the Daily Caller, you would think an eyewitness account of the disappearance of the last American POW in Afghanistan would be easy money for a publisher. But sometimes there are higher considerations. While the U.S. Army weighs whether to bring charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed earlier this year after spending nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, six of his former platoon mates are shopping proposals for a book and movie that would render their own harsh verdicts… “I’m not sure we can publish this book without the Right using it to their ends,”...
  • A Remarkable 37th President

    08/07/2014 7:03:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/07/14 | Alan Caruba
    The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority Forty years ago, on August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned the office of President; the first and only President to do so. I was just into my thirties in 1968, the year Richard Nixon was elected the 37th President of the United States. What I recall most of that year was the way the Chicago police, after enduring an onslaught of name-calling and insults from anti-war protesters aggressively drove them away from their effort to disrupt the Democratic Party convention that would nominate Hubert Humphrey. His...
  • NASA Confirms The Plausibility of Reactionless Drives??!!

    08/01/2014 4:13:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 8-1-2014 | Ace
    Let me geek out on you (I love science) and explain to you the science (I love science) and why this had previously been confined to the pages of science fiction (I am a nerd; and oh Dear Sweet Bunsen-Burner Lighting Lord, do I love science). So it's a pretty firmly established principle that every act causes, and requires, an equal and opposite reaction. If I understand this right (did I mention I love science?), this means that any space vessel will have to carry with it an enormous amount of reaction mass. You can't -- we think, or thought...
  • The Point of Escape

    07/31/2014 9:04:04 AM PDT · by WellyP · 3 replies
    31 July 2014 | WellyP
    Here is a great new bookd just out on Amazon and Kindle http://www.amazon.com/.../ref=pe_385040_30332200_TE_item "The Point of Escape' by J. F. Hussey
  • To the women of America: 4 reasons to hate 50 Shades of Grey

    07/31/2014 12:31:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Matt Walsh Blog ^ | July 25, 2014 | Matt Walsh
    To the women of America: Please do not underestimate the significance of this. Here, now, you have been given the opportunity to grab ahold of our society and drag it back from the precipice. You cannot cure all of our ills, but, if you answer the call, you can at least help us take one small step toward peace and prosperity. This is truly a seminal moment in our history. The weight of our future, our children’s future, our children’s children’s future, partially rests on the decision you are facing. Your task, ladies, is simple. All you must do is...
  • Jesse Ventura: Don’t feel sorry for Chris Kyle’s widow, I’m the victim here

    07/30/2014 10:29:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 30, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Jesse Ventura, Minnesota’s former governor, won his lawsuit against the late Navy SEAL and American Sniper author Chris Kyle on Tuesday. He claimed he was defamed in that book and, while a jury agreed, the vainglorious former wrestler-turned-politician-turned-conspiracy-buff has not exactly comported himself in a fashion that elicits much sympathy. After having been awarded nearly $2 million to be paid by the late serviceman’s widow, one might assume that Ventura would simply slip away and enjoy his victory. It seems, however, Ventura’s narcissism prevented him from taking the tasteful approach here. In an appearance on CBS News’ This Morning on...
  • Jesse Ventura Response What He’s Going to Do With the $1.8 Million Settlement in Chris Kyle Lawsuit

    07/30/2014 2:17:59 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 80 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Jason Howerton
    Jesse Ventura, on Tuesday, was awarded a $1.8 million settlement in a defamation lawsuit he filed against slain Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle. The former Minnesota governor has alleged that Kyle intentionally lied when he claimed that he punched him in a bar after he said the Navy SEALs deserved to “lose a few.” Ventura was asked Wednesday what he plans to do with the nearly $2 million that will come from the Kyle estate on CBS’ “This Morning,” with one of the anchors mentioning that it will be taken from Kyle’s widow, Taya, and two children....
  • The hidden evil in Thomas the Tank Engine

    07/25/2014 6:00:04 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 38 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 7/24/2014 | Steve Berman
    Ms. Tracy Van Slyke has uncovered such a dastardly attack upon our vulnerable youth, it’s shocking that nobody else before her noticed this malign cancer hiding in plain sight.  She has exposed Thomas the Tank Engine as a pernicious evil, causing so much “classism, sexism, anti-environmentalism bordering on racism” in its “hidden lessons.” I was completely captured and intrigued by Ms. Van Slyke’s keen insight and discernment on this topic, because, frankly, my two boys are very much taken with Thomas and his friends Percy, Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Emily, and the very scary Diesel Ten.  If there were something...
  • FEC chair warns of chilling regulations, book ban on conservative publishers

    07/24/2014 1:16:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The chairman of the Federal Election Commission today blasted Democratic colleagues opposed to his effort to protect conservative media after they imposed rules on the publisher of Rep. Paul Ryan's new book, opening the door to future book regulations -- or even a ban. “By failing to affirm this publisher’s constitutional right, statutory right, to disseminate a political book free from FEC conditions and regulations, we have effectively asserted regulatory jurisdiction over a book publisher,” warned Chairman Lee E. Goodman, one of three Republicans on the six-person FEC. “That failure reveals a festering legal uncertainty and chill for the free...
  • Hillary’s bullying the media

    07/23/2014 10:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Manteca Bulletin ^ | July 22, 2014 | By L. Brent Bozell III
    Hillary Clinton’s $35 doorstop of a memoir is a flop. It was a best-seller to hard-core Democrats, but her advance is estimated at $14 million, which means Simon & Schuster is taking a bath in the hopes of a publishing a future president. Worse yet, The Washington Post reported that according to an Amazon.com measurement of which electronic books are most-read, Clinton’s book came in dead last among recent political books. Every time people highlight something in a book on their Kindles, Amazon records that data. By that measure, most readers barely started it. “The deepest into ‘Hard Choices’ the...
  • Free Wildlife Adventure/Government Conspiracy Thriller (Vanity)

    07/20/2014 7:58:37 PM PDT · by Big_Harry · 18 replies
    July 20, 2014 | Big_Harry
    Hello fellow FReepers! Sometimes we all just need to curl up with a good book, so...In celebration of the publishing of my second novel, "NIGHT WIND", my first novel "COUGAR!" in eBook form, will be free to download at Amazon.com for five days starting on July 21st.COUGAR! by W.W. Brock Enjoy!
  • My Newest Novel is Out Today (Complete Vanity)

    07/20/2014 11:03:54 AM PDT · by Anitius Severinus Boethius · 25 replies
    ASB | 07/20/2014 | ASB
    This is nothing more or less than a complete vanity. My sixth book is out today and I am thrilled with it. I started my journey as a self-published writer just over two years ago and look forward to doing this as a career for the next few decades. My latest novel is called 'EMP': In a flash of searing light, the world changed. A massive solar flare has crippled the modern world and brought chaos and destruction. David Hartsman is stuck in the remote farm town of his youth on what was expected to be a short visit to...
  • In Demand: Washington's Highest (and Lowest) Speaking Fees

    07/14/2014 3:55:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News / ABC News ^ | July 14, 2014 | Scott Wilson
    Speaking engagements are a common way for people to drum up some extra income after long stints in public office or attempts to reach public office. But depending on how much they’re charging, and who’s paying, speaking fees often lead to intense public scrutiny and criticism for politicos looking to make a buck. When accompanied by an unfortunate gaffe or an outlandish price tag, a politician’s speaking engagements can color them as greedy or simply out of touch. Including Bill and Hillary Clinton's speaking fee fortune and Donald Trump's eye-popping $1.5 million speeches, ABC News took a look at America’s...
  • My "Enemies Trilogy" novels are free on Kindle today through Wednesday

    07/14/2014 5:16:07 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 71 replies
    Enemies Foreign And Domestic ^ | July 14, 2014 | Matthew Bracken
    My "Enemies Trilogy" novels are free to download on Kindle from today through Wednesday. You can also download them on any device with the free Kindle app installed.
  • Despite poll findings, there is still a big audience that isn’t tired of Sarah Palin

    07/12/2014 10:43:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 9, 2014 | Philip Bump
    An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll released on Wednesday reveals something that an exasperated portion of the country likely feels is overdue: The majority of Americans -- 54 percent -- wish that Sarah Palin would step back into the shadows of public discourse. As we noted, that includes over 60 percent of Democrats and almost 40 percent of Republicans. Meaning that Sarah Palin must constrain her possible media audience to only 46 percent of the population of the United States, and a little over half of her party. Somehow, we doubt she'll starve. Palin has been remarkably adept at parlaying...
  • Buyer’s Remorse

    07/11/2014 11:51:44 AM PDT · by mojito · 32 replies
    PJ Media/Belmont Club ^ | 7/8/2014 | Richard Fernandez
    ...The nation’s intellectual elites made a big vanity purchase in 2008 and the damage from that purchase cannot wholly be undone. Peggy Noonan herself endorsed Barack Obama in 2008. She then wrote glowingly of him: "He climbed steep stairs, born off the continent with no father to guide, a dreamy, abandoning mother, mixed race, no connections. He rose with guts and gifts. He is steady, calm...." That collective purchase is going to leave a mark....History is funny in that way. It doesn’t let one off the hook. Kids a hundred years hence are going to learn that this generation screwed...
  • What it takes to live the American Dream: The life of Booker T. Washington

    07/10/2014 8:26:30 PM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 10 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | July 11, 2014 | Josh Price
    On this episode of The Conservative Beacon Podcast, Josh Price is joined by Robert J. Norrell, author of Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington, to discuss the inspiring life story of Booker T. Washington and its lessons for pursuing the American Dream. Head over to TheConservativeBeacon.com to listen.
  • Islamic State-Loose Artillery Shell on the Deck of the Ship of History-James Howard Kunstler

    07/09/2014 6:38:30 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    USA Watchdog ^ | 09 July 2014 | Greg Hunter
    Veteran journalist and author, James Howard Kunstler, is worried about the violence heating up in the Middle East–especially Saudi Arabia. Kunstler says, “Saudi Arabia is between a rock and a hard place, or should I say Iraq and a hard place. Both sides that are now contending in Iraq, the Shiite and the Islamic State or caliphate, are both not friendly with Saudi Arabia. When we talk about Saudi Arabia, we have to make a distinction. We are really talking about the Saud Family and their Kingdom and their gripe on the Kingdom. . . . Now, they are stuck...
  • On Plutarch and the idea of citizen

    06/29/2014 10:29:19 AM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 7 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | June 28, 2014 | Ellis Washington
    Prologue: Biography Plutarch, (born c. 46 ad, Boeotia [Greece]—died c. 120), biographer, historian, essayist and moralist whose works strongly influenced the development of the essay, the biography, and historical writing in Europe from the 16th to the 19th century. Plutarch has been called as one of the most important writers who ever lived. Among his roughly 227 works, the most significant are the Parallel Lives (Bioi parall?loi), in which he chronicles the noble acts and characters of Greek and Roman soldiers, legislators, orators, and statesmen, and the Moralia, or Ethica, a sequence of over 60 essays on ethical, religious, physical,...
  • Book: Oprah Winfrey calls Michelle Obama 'tiresome,' prefers Hillary Clinton

    06/24/2014 8:56:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner copied by Weasel Zippers copied by Right Wing News ^ | June 23, 2014 | by Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner
    Original Title:New Book: Oprah Calls Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett “Tiresome”, Says They Are “Walking Agendas” Who Always Want Something Ed Klein’s new book is giving Americans lots of juicy information about what life with the Royal Family — excuse me, First Family — is like. One of the juicy tidbits is that Oprah, the person that leaves Democrats clamoring for her backing, can’t stand Michelle Obama. ADVERTISEMENT Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World - Cocktails and Dinner The lovey-dovey public relationship between Oprah Winfrey and the President and Michelle Obama is a mirage, according to a new...
  • The Benghazi Mastermind

    06/22/2014 7:45:24 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 16 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | June 22, 2014 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    Adventures with Inspector Lestrade:: By: Larry Walker II ::US officials announced Tuesday that a joint Special Forces and FBI operation successfully nabbed Libyan national Ahmed Abu Khattala, the man suspected as the ringleader for the 2012 attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.” The piece I read was titled, “9/11 Benghazi Attack 'Mastermind' Who Hid in Plain Sight for Years Captured By US Forces.” That's all well and good, however, I believe a conviction in this case is about as likely as one against John McFarlane in the case of the Norwood Builder.Back on October 18, 2012, a month...
  • ‘What Difference Does It Make?’ Activist Ambushes Hillary, Asks Her to Sign Book to ‘Chris Stevens’

    06/19/2014 5:40:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 19, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    As she exited her Hard Choices book event Tuesday in Washington, D.C., former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was approached by conservative activist Jason Mattera, who asked her to sign a copy of the book out to one of the four Americans who perished in the 2012 Benghazi attack. “If you could make it out to Christopher Stevens,” Mattera asked, referring to the U.S. Ambassador to Libya who was a victim of the terrorist siege. “I think you knew him.” After a brief pause, Clinton responded, “Yeah, I’m not going to make it out to Chris Stevens.” “What difference does...
  • Bookworm’s 5-Point Gun Manifesto; or why I believe in gun rights

    06/16/2014 7:45:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 6-15-2014 | Bookworm
    I. INTRODUCTIONGod forgive me, but I used to be so anti-gun that I donated to The Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence. I know. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. Since that time, IÂ’ve done a complete 180 and become a fervent gun supporter and a proud member of the NRA.This change did not come about because I suddenly became a psychopathic killer, with guns as my weapon of choice. I do kill (spiders, fleas, and ticks) and I do eat dead bodies (cows, pigs, chicken, and fish), but IÂ’m scarcely Hannibal Lecter.Instead, my reversal on guns came about...
  • Babylon's Covert War - The conflict in Iraq explained

    06/14/2014 5:03:14 AM PDT · by BCW · 20 replies
    Amazon Books ^ | 2008 | JH White
    s it possible to really win the war on terror? Are there really reasons for Jihad that can be understood and countered by the West? Is military or martial action the last-best chance for ending the threat posed by Islam? In his new and controversial book, Babylon’s Covert War, author J H White answers these and other complex questions related to the global fight against radical Jihad. Islam has a strategy that was incorporated by Muhammad in the 7th Century that has continued in various forms over a multitude of battlefields be they military, social, or political. During the emergence...
  • Think you will own your house someday? Think again. How to check your chain of title + Video Video

    05/17/2014 6:55:58 AM PDT · by Opinionatedtoday · 49 replies
    marinkapeschmann.com ^ | Marinka Peschmann
    Imagine pulling up to your driveway with your kids laughing in the backseat, having come home from a baseball game, to see a foreclosure notice tacked on your front door. Maybe all of your belongings have been tossed out onto the street. You are in shock. It doesn’t make sense. There must be a mistake. Why is the bank taking your house? Your home was your security, your retirement. It was the American dream. You had played by the rules. It’s where your children have been growing up. Now, incredibly, suddenly, without warning, your entire world has been ripped apart,...
  • VA Hospitals Scandal. Civil RICO lawsuits for damages (Savage & Pirro Video)

    06/12/2014 4:41:04 AM PDT · by Opinionatedtoday · 8 replies
    marinkapeschmann.com ^ | Marinka Peschmann
    In an interview last week with Michael Savage on The Savage Nation, Fox’s Judge Jeanine Pirro concluded that the nationwide Veterans Affairs (VA) scandals, constitute a RICO action. Naturally, the Judge is correct. But there is an important distinction to RICO that was not articulated during that short, fast moving radio interview. Criminal RICO versus civil RICO. The most well known criminal RICO that took down members of the Gambino crime family, and encouraged junk bond king Michael Milken to pled guilty to six lesser, non-RICO, securities fraud offenses (he served 22 months in jail and paid $1.1 billion in...
  • Ever Wished That Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson Would Return to the Comics Page?

    06/08/2014 12:08:10 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 30 replies
    Pearls Before Swine ^ | 7JUN2014 | Stephan Pastis
    Bill Watterson is the Bigfoot of cartooning. He is legendary. He is reclusive. And like Bigfoot, there is really only one photo of him in existence. Few in the cartooning world have ever spoken to him. Even fewer have ever met him. In fact, legend has it that when Steven Spielberg called to see if he wanted to make a movie, Bill wouldn’t even take the call. So it was with little hope of success that I set out to try and meet him last April. I was traveling through Cleveland on a book tour, and I knew that he...
  • Hillary Clinton’s New ‘Hard Choices’ Book:Seven Ways Obama Failed to Lead During Bin Laden Raid

    05/29/2014 5:36:49 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    thepoliticalinsider.com ^ | May 28 , 2014 | Rusty Weiss
    With her memoir, Hard Choices set to be released in the coming weeks, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her publishing company have provided an excerpt in which she claims President Obama’s actions during the Bin Laden raid were “as crisp and courageous a display of leadership” that she had ever seen. Here are 7 reasons that Obama’s leadership during the raid was neither crisp or courageous. 1) Obama Canceled the Mission to Kill Bin Laden Three Times Clinton writes about one of the strongest examples of decision-making under pressure: “Perhaps the most famous example from my four years...
  • Russell Kirk and The Making of The Conservative Mind

    05/27/2014 7:14:34 PM PDT · by TBP · 14 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | May 2014 | Henry Regnery
    The critic of his time must accept the risk of being accused of negativism, but he can console himself with the knowledge that serious criticism has its source in a definite position with its own standards, values and objectives. By the 1950′s, with the work of such men as Albert J. Nock, T. S. Eliot, Richard Weaver and Eliseo Vivas, among many others, the criticism of liberalism had grown into a substantial literature; what was lacking was a point of view, or attitude, movement together and give it coherence and identity. It was the great achievement, one can say historic...
  • Man Behind Guns & Ammo Mag, Sportsman Channel is Democrat Fundraiser

    05/21/2014 6:46:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    AmmoLand Gun News ^ | AWR Hawkins
    Man Behind Guns & Ammo Mag, Sportsman Channel is Democrat Fundraiser Published on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Tags:AWR Hawkins|Guns & Ammo Magazine|Hypocrites|Sportsman Channel By AWR Hawkins Leo Hindery Jr: the Man Behind Guns & Ammo Mag, Sportsman Channel is Democrat Fundraiser AmmoLand Gun News Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- Leo Hindery Jr. is a Democrat-fundraiser and donor whose private equity firm owns InterMedia Outdoors, which publishes Guns & Ammo magazine and the Sportsman Channel. His equity firm also publishes Rifle Shooter, Shooting Times, and Handguns. According to Politico, Hindery “personally contributed more than $1 million to the Democratic National Committee Campaign...
  • Something other than an ordinary read

    05/12/2014 7:17:32 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 9 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 5/10/14 | Rita Buettner
    Before I started reading Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It, I wasn't sure what to expect. I am a regular reader of Jennifer Fulwiler’s blog, Conversion Diary, so I knew the author was an excellent writer with six children and an intense fear of scorpions. I also knew she had made the journey from atheism to Catholicism. As Jennifer raised questions about Christianity and then Catholicism, sometimes I found myself arguing with her. Other times I realized she was asking a question I couldn’t easily answer myself. Why does God answer some people’s...
  • The Name Jacob -- an interesting statistical picture.

    04/25/2014 8:48:24 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 7 replies
    behindthename ^ | 4/26/2014 | Vanity
    GENDER: Masculine USAGE: English, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical From the Latin Iacobus. In the Old Testament, Jacob (later called Israel) is the son of Isaac and Rebecca and the father of the twelve founders of the twelve tribes of Israel. He was born holding his twin brother Esau's heel, and his name is explained as meaning "holder of the heel" or "supplanter". Other theories claim it means "may God protect". [Paraphrased] ... Snip ...
  • I cannot read Marxists — or, why I do not mourn Gabriel García Márquez’s passing

    04/24/2014 4:22:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-23-2014 | Bookworm
    I was so naive when I went to Cal. I didn’t realize that, in my history and English classes, the material we read was either created in the first instance by Marxists or, if it predated Marxists, was first run through a Marxist analytical filter either before or immediately after we read it. All I knew was that I thought the material was nonsensical and, because of their adulatory prosing about it, that my professors were idiots. It says a lot about the quality of education at Cal that, simply by parroting the teachers’ stupidity back to them, I managed...
  • I Have Published Nation OF One (shameless vanity)

    04/22/2014 8:24:35 AM PDT · by lafroste · 12 replies
    Novel Website ^ | 4/22/14 | Matthew Harbert
    I am pleased to announce the publication of my new novel Nation Of One. Some here at FR have already read a draft version and I received some very good comments. This fictional story is one of a great discovery and great responsibility, of science and insanity. There are no aliens, weird weapons, or paranormal activities. This a great escapist, lazy day at the beach kind of novel that I know you'll enjoy. So if you have a mind to help my efforts, click on the link above and help spread the word! Thank you very much and CONSTRUCTIVE criticism...
  • Does Progressive atheism drive the hostility to guns and self-defense?

    04/21/2014 6:04:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-20-2014 | Bookworm
    Mike McDaniel is one of the best and most knowledgeable thinkers and writers when it comes to guns and the Second Amendment. That's why it's worth sitting up and taking notice when he revisits one of his own posts to discuss reader objections. I'll run you through what Mike has to say and then tell you why I agree with him. This is a long post, but I hope it's engaging enough to sustain your interest all the way through, so that you'll take the time to weigh in with your own opinions.It all started with a post entitled "Why...
  • "Heaven is for Real" Review

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  • Need Help Identifying Two Different Science Fiction Books.

    04/19/2014 1:04:17 PM PDT · by chaosagent · 17 replies
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  • Táin Bó Cúalnge -- The Irish Cattle raids.

    04/16/2014 6:22:40 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 6 replies
    http://adminstaff.vassar.edu/sttaylor/Cooley/ ^ | 1st century AD. | sstaylor (translation, Vassar College)
    Everything you want to know about Cattle raiding, water rights, grazing rights, oppressive governments and misguided people. Provides a nice break from the current Bundy news cycle monopoly. Táin Bó is the base of several Irish stories involving cattle and politics, of which Táin Bó Cúalnge is but one, 'The Cattle Raid of Cooley'.
  • Game of Thrones, United States Edition - A Smallfolk's Guide, First Edition

    04/16/2014 8:08:29 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 18 replies
    Free Republic | April 16, 2014 | us FReeper smallfolk
    House Reid Lord Harry Reid Ser Rory Reid >> sigil: three solar panels on a field of yuan House Clinton His Former Grace, Bill Clinton Lady Hillary >> sigil: a cigar on a field of cattle futures House Obama His Grace, Barack, the First of His Name Lady Wookie >> sigil: The Constitution, written in Austrian House Bush His Former Grace, George W. Bush Lady Laura >> sigil: the former & future Bush Kings House Putin His Grace, Putin of Can Be Seen From Alaska >> sigil: a roll of toilet paper, blazoned with King Barack's visage The Hand...
  • How I became the face of the Boston bombing (Jeff Bauman Boston bombing survivor)

    04/15/2014 12:47:36 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Salon ^ | 14 April 2014 | Jeff Bauman
    Book excerpt from Stronger: The bomb went off at 2:49 on Monday afternoon. Within seconds, the man in the cowboy hat was leaping the barricade guarding the finish line and racing toward the carnage. The second bomb went off when he was half-way across the street, but he kept coming. They all kept coming to help us: police officers, race volunteers, bystanders. The first pictures came out almost immediately thereafter. They were long-shots of the scene: the concussion of the bomb shaking a camera filming the race. The force of the blast knocking down a runner about to cross the...