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  • 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 · 11 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

    "Heaven is for Real" Review A couple of years ago some people in the church in which I served at the time began asking me one by one about a book they had read. While they had really liked the book, they had some questions about it and some things just didn't seem right to them. So I concluded that it was my duty at that point to read...you guessed it...The Shack. I read the book and posted a strongly critical review online as a way to help people see the danger in that novel.
  • Need Help Identifying Two Different Science Fiction Books.

    04/19/2014 1:04:17 PM PDT · by chaosagent · 17 replies
    Looking for two Science Fiction Books. Thanks.
  • 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...
  • Coming Soon: Blistering New Book on DOJ and Voting Section (Obama's Enforcer)

    04/14/2014 2:08:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Election Law Center ^ | April 14, 2014 | Christian Adams
    On June 10, a blistering new book on the Justice Department and the shenanigans inside the DOJ Voting Section is released. "Obama's Enforcer" by John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky will detail abuses of power at Holder's Justice Department. It has disturbing stories from inside the Department about Justice Department staff both giving a pass to criminal election activity as well as naming the names of those inside the Civil Rights Division who engaged in criminal activity. Amazon link here.
  • The Chicago Dictionary, Volume One

    04/13/2014 9:27:26 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 13, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Definitions of Words and Idioms that Mean Something Else in Illinois; posted as a public service for the consumers of news... City Council: A rectangular block of rubber, affixed to a rounded wooden handle. Ordinarily used in conjunction with an ink pad. (Alternate definition: a justification for tax increases). City Jobs: Political jobs. (Alternate definition: Bitter people who thought they were getting one of those cool ghost-payrolling jobs, but were surprised to find that they didn't). Collective Bargaining: The union boss talks; you listen. There’s nothing collective about it, and there’s no bargaining either. (Alternate definition: a justification for tax...
  • Liz Phillips, Brooklyn principal: I have never seen a worse ELA exam. Other principals agree.

    04/08/2014 1:39:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com ^ | 4-3-2014 | Leonie Haimson
    Liz Phillips, Brooklyn principal: I have never seen a worse ELA exam. Other principals agree. See below comment from Liz Phillips, principal of PS 321 in Brooklyn, who was scathing about the 2012 exam as well, but says this one was as bad or worse. One would think with all the controversy and parents opting out, NYSED and Pearson would be careful to construct a better set of exams. But perhaps they are simply incapable of doing so. PS 321 PARENTS--Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders have just completed three days of the New York State English Language Arts Exam....
  • TWO Freeper novels free today on Amazon.com

    04/04/2014 7:40:15 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 5 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 4/4/2014 | Bern Pearson
    When I list these I can track downloads on Amazon. As soon as the FR listing disappears the downloads stop so I relist it and they start again. http://amzn.to/1dSYZ7h “Havelock’s Inheritance.” Havelock is on a voyage of discovery involving fraud, deceit, two crime families and enough dead bodies to start his own morgue. http://amzn.to/1fR47nx “A Plague of Dragons.” Something is trying to kill Kyle Fortune and when it does, an ancient menace will return to enslave and devastate the world. Please write something kind in the ratings section. (I thank you.)
  • Get not one, but TWO free Freeper novels today on Amazon.com.

    04/04/2014 3:00:44 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 31 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 4/4/2014 | Bern Pearson
    http://amzn.to/1dSYZ7h “Havelock’s Inheritance.” Havelock is on a voyage of discovery involving fraud, deceit, two crime families and enough dead bodies to start his own morgue. http://amzn.to/1fR47nx “A Plague of Dragons.” Something is trying to kill Kyle Fortune and when it does, an ancient menace will return to enslave and devastate the world.
  • (Vanity) My book (This Republic) is one of the Featured Ebooks today at BookDaily.com!

    04/02/2014 8:59:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    The first chapter is available to read there if any are interested!
  • The greatest book you've never heard of.

    03/31/2014 7:44:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 3//31/14 | Dutchman 6
    The loss of Doctor Richter's suggested reading list that saved my life was tragic, a fact that I am constantly being reminded of. Some books -- Whittaker Chamber's Witness, for example, or Orwell's Homage to Catalonia -- were unforgettable. Others, especially those that I could not locate at the time, never got read, so I had no memory at all in order to reconstruct. I did have a wisp of a memory about a book that had, I thought, the words "rebel colonel" in the title, but was marked down in Richter's precise handwriting as "American political economy." Imagine...
  • The Circumlocution Office Shows the Economy How NOT to Do It.

    Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit (1855-1857) CHAPTER 10. Containing the whole Science of Government Mr Arthur Clennam, scion of a merchant family, seeks to intervene with the Government to assist William Dorrit, held in Marshalsea prison for debt for more than twenty-five years.   Mr Meagles is a successful banker, retired, with whose family Mr Clennam shared confinement in quarantine for some weeks at Marseilles.   Daniel Doyce is a successful inventor but unsuccessful as a patent applicant for more than twelve years. The Circumlocution Office was (as everybody knows without being told) the most important Department under Government. No public...
  • Freeper Novel

    03/14/2014 9:09:31 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 14 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 3/14/2014 | Bern Pearson
    Desperate to keep his job at defense contractor Prospero Industries, Havelock must locate their mysterious top salesman, Nick Necropolis, and report the status of a planned $30 million cash deal. But Nick is dead. Now, to keep his job Havelock must hide the corpse and complete the deal. But Nick’s body keeps getting moved to where it will be found…then, Havelock is threatened. The Israelis will kill him if the deal goes through and the Syrians will kill him if it doesn’t. As if matters couldn’t be worse…Havelock discovers what it is he’s selling. Humor. Action/adventure.
  • Freeper Novel .99 Cents Today

    03/14/2014 4:56:13 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 6 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 3/14/2014 | Bern Pearson
    On Friday 14, 2014 “Havelock’s Corpse,” by Bern Pearson on Amazon.com will be .99 cents. Desperate to keep his job at defense contractor Prospero Industries, Havelock must locate their mysterious top salesman, Nick Necropolis, and find out the status of a planned $30 million cash deal. But Nick is dead. Now, to keep his job Havelock must hide the corpse and complete the deal. But Nick’s body keeps getting moved to where it will be found…then, Havelock is threatened. The Israelis will kill him if the deal goes through and the Syrians will kill him if it doesn’t. As if...
  • Fighting to Win the Culture War

    03/12/2014 4:36:04 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 4 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    As a conservative, I have often bemoaned movies, tv shows, and musical acts that relentlessly push a progressive liberal agenda that is anathema to the American character. I know many others look at the entertainment industry and education and throw their hands up in despair or, even worse, meekly accept the garbage being spewed. Too often we are willing to turn the other cheek in the ongoing culture war, and I think that's a colossal mistake. I agree with the late Andrew Breitbart that we need to engage in the culture war as it impacts every facet of our lives...
  • Introducing the Freeper Novel Ping List.

    03/09/2014 2:59:24 PM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 28 replies
    Self | 3/9/2014 | Bern Pearson
    Freepers wanting to use this list to announce their latest book or a book giveaway, etc. Freepmail me. You got on this list by being intemperate enough to let me know you downloaded one of my novels. If you want off, mail me. If you want on, likewise. BTW, I’m new at this so your suggestions (other than the one about what I should do with my head) are appreciated.
  • Book(s) about George Washington

    03/08/2014 8:51:35 AM PST · by roofgoat · 29 replies
    Looking to buy a book or books that accurately and honestly cover the life of George Washington. Something I can find on Amazon. Any comments why you liked the book would be appreciated. Thanks
  • How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

    03/01/2014 8:13:32 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    First Look.org ^ | Feb 24, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    Dispatches How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations A page from a GCHQ top secret document prepared by its secretive JTRIG unit "One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously...
  • Imagine What They've Been Taught in School: Salon Advocates for Communism

    02/28/2014 12:46:37 PM PST · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 2-28-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Salon.com. This is a huge piece here. This prints out to six pages. "Why You're Wrong About Communism: 7 Huge Misconceptions About It (and Capitalism) -- Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense," and as I read through this... I'm not gonna read the whole thing to you, but we will link to it at RushLimbaugh.com. As you read through this, if you take the time to do it, this could very easily be the kind of gobbledygook that's being taught in college. "As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson...
  • The Smile Ambassadors

    02/28/2014 9:53:35 AM PST · by abigkahuna · 7 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2014-02-28 | abigkahuna
    This is a shameless vanity. As this is the last day of February, I would like to offer my freshly published ebook for free to my fellow members of the forum. Please go to:https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/413324 and use this download code to receive the book for FREE!: ZV87U The code is good until March 27. The story, while suitable for all humans, was written for children between the ages of 8-14. It is not political, or agenda driven story. Unless, one considers wholesomeness an agenda. All that is asked is that if you download the book and read it and like the...
  • textbook claims Reagan was sexist, Conservatives view people as incapable of ‘charity,’ ‘lazy’

    02/19/2014 7:00:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Champion News.net ^ | Feb 16, 2014 | Charlie Kirk
    President’s Day: University textbook claims Reagan was sexist, Conservatives view people as incapable of ‘charity,’ ‘lazy’ February 16, 2014 by Charlie Kirk University of South Carolina textbook has one student whistleblower outraged over its accusations that President Ronald Reagan was sexist and conservatives view people as incapable of “charity” and “lazy.” The textbook, obtained by Turning Points USA Founder Charlie Kirk, was authored by Karen K. Kirst-Ashman and used for the three credit course “Introduction to Social Work Profession and Social Welfare.”
  • 18 Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit At Least Once

    02/16/2014 9:56:37 PM PST · by expat1000 · 36 replies
    Have a look!
  • Boston University Caves to Islamic Supremacist Demands

    02/15/2014 6:44:27 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 32 replies
    Creeping Sharia [blog] ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | creeping
    via OUR LIBRARY CAVED IN :: Reader comments at Daniel Pipes. h/t Atlas Shrugs who writes, “Remember this is Boston, as in the Boston Marathon bombing.” Submitted by Anne (United States), Feb 10, 2014 at 14:00 I work at a university library in Boston, Mass., and books are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System, not by title or “importance”. Muslim students (most of them from abroad) told administrators that they were offended because the Koran wasn’t given a place of honor on a top shelf, as dictated by Islamic law and custom. Library staff were then ordered to shift...
  • Book coming out Tues: Hillary rejected Bill's edits to speech

    02/10/2014 3:12:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2014 | Mike Lills
    Hillary Clinton refused to allow her husband, former President Bill Clinton, to alter her 2008 Democratic Convention speech with his own "poetic flourishes," according to a new book on the former secretary of State. The anecdote – described in the soon-to-be-released "HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton" – marks rare friction between the power couple amid the burgeoning debate over how the former president would influence his wife's candidacy if she were to seek the White House in 2016. "While she had been on the mock stage at the convention center, Bill had delivered edits. He had...
  • The Last Americans (book review of Earth Abides)

    02/08/2014 8:42:44 PM PST · by backwoods-engineer · 25 replies
    The Backwoods Engineer Blog ^ | 8 February 2014 | The Backwoods Engineer
    Ol' Backwoods just finished a book that I have been avoiding since my teen years, a book, I supposed, so utterly despondent in its outlook, so stolid in its prediction of failure of civilization, that it would cast its pall of darkness over me, without recovery. But I was wrong. Earth Abides (Amazon) Earth Abides by George R. Stewart is one of the most important, one of the more comforting, and one of the more hopeful books I have ever read. Surprised?  Yeah, so am I.  What could an atheist Berkeley professor write that should impress a backwoods Christian engineer...
  • Albany Park resident fights deportation to stay with wife, infant son

    02/05/2014 8:46:12 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 25 replies
    Medill Reports ^ | JAN 30, 2014 | KJERSTIN WOOD
    Anibal Fuentes Aguilar, an undocumented immigrant, faces the daily fear of leaving his wife and 6-month-old son behind. “My son, Franky, has acid reflux and needs medicine and care,” Fuentes said last week through an interpreter. “I’m the only one who provides for my wife and my son.” The 27-year-old Albany Park resident is facing deportation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after a raid on his apartment complex last year, when officers were looking for another person and inquired about Fuentes’ status. He was told he must voluntarily leave for his native Guatemala by Jan. 31, but was granted...
  • (Vanity) My book, This Republic: Illuminating Republican Government, is now published

    02/05/2014 5:16:56 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    Some time ago, I got tired of hearing politicians, etc. refer to the United States as a democracy when it is a republic. So I took it upon myself to do something about it. My idea was to produce a short, cheap book which explains the fundamentals of the American government, that could be easily distributed far and wide, similar to Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" or Barry Goldwater's "The Conscience of a Conservative." There is very little material out there on republics and republican government, due to the fact that the word republic has had numerous and various meanings over...
  • So How Much Money Will You Make From Writing a Book?

    02/04/2014 12:16:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    MackCollier.com ^ | May 23, 2013 | Mack Collier
    I’ve always tried to be brutally honest with y’all when it come to money in this space because: 1 – It helps you trust the content I create here 2 – Being transparent is more comfortable for me than being vague 3 – Too many people in this space have wild misconceptions about how much money is or is not being made here, which leads to gossip and bitterness that’s a complete waste of time Since I first mentioned last year that I was writing a book and then more so when it was published, people have been curious about...
  • Amercian Exceptionalism: A Statement Of Fact

    02/01/2014 5:16:27 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 1 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 2/1/2014 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    "American exceptionalism is a fact of America’s past, not something that you can choose whether to “believe in” any more than you can choose whether to ‘believe in’ the battle of Gettysburg. Understanding its meaning is indispensable for anyone who wants to understand what it has meant to be an American." ~ Charles Murray