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  • (Vanity) There is no Muslim ban

    01/29/2017 11:47:01 PM PST · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 36 replies
    1-29-2017 | Freedom Is Not Free
    Donald Trump needs to get out ahead of the media calling this a "Muslin Ban". There is no Muslim ban. There are 50 Muslim nations in the world. Only 7 of them have a temporary hold on travel to the USA. Here are the nations limited by the Trump hold on people from Terrorist nations: Iraq Syria Iran Libya Somalia Sudan Yemen Here are all the Muslim Nations where all Muslims are free to enter the USA with appropriate customs. Any and ALL Muslims who want to apply to visit the USA from the following nations are still welcome to...
  • Second Amendment Rights - Donald J. Trump on RKBA

    11/18/2016 5:38:07 PM PST · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 32 replies
    His website ^ | Donald J. Trump
    Second Amendment Rights Donald J. Trump on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period. The Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that belongs to all law-abiding Americans. The Constitution doesn’t create that right – it ensures that the government can’t take it away. Our Founding Fathers knew, and our Supreme Court has upheld, that the Second Amendment’s purpose is to guarantee our right to defend ourselves and our families. This is about self-defense, plain and simple....
  • Will President Trump repatriate antique firearms?

    11/17/2016 5:34:38 PM PST · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 63 replies
    Me | November 17, 2016 | Freedom Is Not Free
    Now that we have a pro-gun President, do you think he will repatriate all the firearms out there that Obama didn't let in? I understand that there are boat loads of WWII weapons discovered since the fall of the Soviet Union and the merging of East Germany with Germany. At least that is my impression. And that Clinton and Obama have made it illegal for people to return these guns to America for sale. Am I completely out of touch with this or are there thousands and thousands of Garands, carbines and 1911s overseas that Trump could allow for sale...
  • Video: High School Girl Viciously Attacked For Supporting Donald Trump

    11/11/2016 8:29:12 AM PST · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 57 replies
    ABC TV news ^ | November 11, 2016 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Shocking footage out of California shows a high school girl being viciously beaten by another student for saying she supported Donald Trump on Instagram, the latest example of an anti-Trump hate crime wave sweeping the country. “Jade says the girl hit her, threw her to the ground and pulled at her earrings and hair. She was left with a bloody nose, scratches and bruises,” reports Mercury News. The school said the girl responsible for the attack would be disciplined but failed to reveal whether she would be expelled for the brutal assault.
  • The GOP’s horrible California nightmare

    11/07/2012 1:30:44 PM PST · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 49 replies
    http://www.salon.com ^ | Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 | By Andrew Leonard
    Republicans are having a bad day. But it’s going to get a lot worse when they look beyond the White House and U.S. Senate and fully absorb what just happened in California. The future of American politics — a majority-minority coalition handing complete political power over all branches of government to Democrats — is written here for anyone to see, in big, bold, rainbow colored letters. California, reports the San Francisco Chronicle, may have delivered the most unexpected news in a night full of surprises: California Democrats appear to have picked up a supermajority in both houses of the state...
  • I am done with the GOP (vanity)

    11/06/2012 8:42:05 PM PST · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 85 replies
    Death of the Republic | Me, Jim Ferreira
    That's it. I'm done with the GOP. No more. I am leaving the party and registering independent of no party affiliation. Call me when there is a Conservative Party to replace the GOP. They can go to hell. Don't look for my vote anymore you RINO pukes. If you don't run Conservatives, go to hell. You don't have my vote you assholes.
  • Again our ticket is upside down (Vanity reaction)

    08/11/2012 10:59:31 AM PDT · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 91 replies
    Heart of darkness | Today in infamy | Disgusted me
    Once again the ticket is upside-down as the GOP-e throws us a bone with a true blue Conservative running second under the thumb of a liberal RINO. McLame formula again. Is this the template for the next 20 GOP-e nominees? Run a turd and coat it in sugar? I hate the GOP-e. I hate them all the more because they know I have to hold my nose this year and vote ABO, which painfully is Romney this year. Puke.
  • Happy Dependence Day (Vanity best wishes)

    07/04/2012 4:06:40 AM PDT · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 7 replies
    Vanity | July 4, 2012 AV | Me, Jim F.
    Happy Dependence Day! That is Dependence, D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-C-E , with a capital "D". Prompted by the Treason of the US Chief Justice in support of a radical communist Muslim US president whose assigned mission is to collapse the US economy and install socialist government infrastructure at every level, while signing over US sovereignty to a child-molesting atheist mental-case in Belgium, I just want to wish Freepers everywhere a Happy Dependence Day. By the power invested in me by my dog, Ranger, I hereby unilaterally declare that July 4th shall henceforth be known as "Dependence Day", when we celebrate the loss of...
  • Thread: Inflation is a process, not an event - Part I: Three inflation fallacies - Eric Janszen

    08/26/2010 11:04:20 PM PDT · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 54 replies
    iTulip ^ | 8-16-10 | 'Eric Janszen
    * What have we forgotten the nature of inflation since the 1970s? * Where is the U.S. economy in the transition from low to higher inflation? Monetary authorities and economists focus on inflation expectations because inflation expectations have a way of becoming reality over time. Inflation expectations, after falling hard in 2008, have been steadily rising since early 2009, and actual inflation has tracked expectations, with a time lag, as usual. Recently, however, inflation and inflation expectations have started to dip again. Is it time for the Fed to hit the deflation spiral panic button? Expectations of future inflation are...
  • Wall Street Whitney (Meredith Whitney Economic Analysis)

    06/30/2010 8:10:16 PM PDT · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6-21-10 | Meridith Whitney Interview
    Banking analyst Meredith Whitney gives her economic analysis for second half 2010 & beyond. Credit is tight. Banks aren't lending. Home sales and prices are still falling.
  • Chicago school board chief believed dead

    11/16/2009 11:25:33 AM PST · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 26 replies · 1,047+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 11/16/09
    The Chicago police would say only that authorities had found the body of an adult male about 3:15 a.m. in the area of 350 N. Orleans St., a road near a waterway in Chicago. CNN affiliate WGN-TV, citing unnamed police sources, said Scott's family had reported him missing Sunday evening. WLS-TV also reported that it was Scott's body that emergency crews recovered from the water. A report on the station's Web site did not cite a source but noted that Scott's wife, Diana Palomar, is the station's vice president of community affairs. Scott had been appointed to the Chicago Board...
  • MSM Response to Van Jones Resignation (my compilation)

    09/06/2009 9:09:25 PM PDT · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 34 replies · 1,622+ views
    Various media ^ | 9-6-2009 | Various media sources
    Here is what the MSM is saying about Van Jones Resignation: NEW YORK TIMES: The times is spinning this as poor vetting by a White House totally ignorant of Van Jones's "controversial past". Excerpt below: "Mr. Jones’s hiring and departure again raised questions about the quality of the White House personnel vetting process and the proliferation of so-called policy czars who are not subject to Senate confirmation or legislative oversight. "The Obama administration entered office promising the most thorough scrutiny ever of candidates for senior jobs, including an extensive questionnaire and time-consuming background checks that have left many senior posts...
  • The Big Takeover

    03/23/2009 12:36:09 AM PDT · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 41 replies · 1,092+ views
    Rolling Stone Magazine | Mar 19, 2009 | MATT TAIBBI
    <p>It's over — we're officially, royally fucked. no empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far. It happened when Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was forced to admit that he was once again going to have to stuff billions of taxpayer dollars into a dying insurance giant called AIG, itself a profound symbol of our national decline — a corporation that got rich insuring the concrete and steel of American industry in the country's heyday, only to destroy itself chasing phantom fortunes at the Wall Street card tables, like a dissolute nobleman gambling away the family estate in the waning days of the British Empire.</p>
  • The Government Finance Bubble

    02/08/2009 10:06:10 AM PST · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 10 replies · 394+ views
    Prudent Bear ^ | February 5, 2009 | Doug Noland
    he Government Finance Bubble: What are we really dealing with here? First of all, the system is suffering through the breakdown in contemporary “Wall Street finance.” As wrenching and destabilizing as it continues to be, this process should be differentiated from outright financial collapse. Confidence in Wall Street “money” (their previously perceived safe and liquid securities/instruments) has been shattered. Myriad sophisticated Credit instruments have been discredited and thus will no longer provide a viable mechanism for system Credit expansion. Importantly, however, confidence has been sustained for system “money” more generally. As I’ve noted in previous writings, analysts made a momentous...
  • My title = "Depression, Anyone? Ask the US Treasury" (See official title in my comments below)

    02/05/2009 7:09:31 PM PST · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 14 replies · 620+ views
    United States Department of the Treasury ^ | February 4, 2009 | Treasury press release
    February 4, 2009 Dear Mr. Secretary: Since the Committee last convened in early November, the contraction in economic activity has deepened and broadened, while financial markets have remained under duress. The unprecedented volatility present in capital markets when the Committee last met has diminished somewhat but conditions still are exceptionally challenging. Policy efforts have begun to unlock credit for select high-quality borrowers. But the magnitude of wealth destruction, the still heightened cost of economy-wide capital and the impaired system of financial intermediation continue to cast a dark cloud over the economic outlook. Monetary and fiscal policy action now being implemented...
  • Fed cuts dollar, Fire sales vs FIRE sales, Duh-flation, and Bezzle shrinks again

    12/28/2008 10:42:49 PM PST · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 75 replies · 1,237+ views
    iTulip ^ | 12-16-08 | Eric Janszen
    US consumer swan song: Cheap now, cheaper later, then expensive -- it’s all about supply Early next year expect a Great American Consumer Fire Sale to follow on the heels of the Great American FIRE Economy fire sale of financial assets that began in 2006. While the FIRE Economy fire sale was in houses, stocks, and all bonds but US Treasury bonds, with particularly heavy depreciation in securitized debt, The Consumer Economy Fire Sale starting in Q1 2009 will be familiar to... *** snip *** I could not help thinking that a year from now many shoppers, blissfully unaware of...
  • American Express to Be Bank Holding Company

    11/11/2008 1:42:41 AM PST · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 25 replies · 250+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 10, 2008 | ERIC DASH
    American Express, the nation’s last big independent credit card company, said late Monday that it would transform into a bank holding company to strengthen its position in the market turmoil. Federal Reserve banking regulators said they approved its application because of the “unusual and exigent circumstances” roiling financial markets and the company’s interest in tapping up to $3.8 billion in government money. As a full-fledged bank, American Express would gain greater access to the Treasury Department’s bailout plan for banks, a move that might allow it to lend more freely and perhaps acquire a larger deposit-taking institution. American Express customers...
  • The Coming Global Stag-Deflation (Stagnation/Recession plus Deflation)

    10/26/2008 1:17:11 AM PDT · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 33 replies · 958+ views
    RGE Monitor ^ | October 25, 2008 | Nouriel Roubini
    The fact that the most likely scenario in the global economy in 2008 is one of a negative global demand shock is the one that is priced by bond markets: if investors were really worried about a rise in US and global inflation – or about true stagflationary shocks – the yield on long term government bonds would have not fallen as sharply as it has since last summer. With US 10 year Treasury yield now well below 4% and sharply falling in the last few weeks it is hard to see a bond market that is worried about global...
  • Top Theorists Examine Rippling Economic Turbulence

    10/25/2008 9:21:21 PM PDT · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 30 replies · 1,184+ views
    PBS NewsHour (Business) ^ | October 21, 2008 | PBS
    RAY SUAREZ: Finally tonight, we return to a subject on many minds these days: the financial crisis. Our economics correspondent, Paul Solman, checked back in with one particularly prominent voice in the investment world and his colleague, who guided his thinking. Here is the pair's sobering conversation on what may lie ahead. PAUL SOLMAN, NewsHour Economics Correspondent: One of the world's hottest investment advisers these days, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of "The Black Swan," who's been warning of a crash for years, betting on one, and winning big. He's been ubiquitous in the financial media of late, from cable TV's...
  • The Founding Father of Crony Capitalism (Hamilton's Curse)

    10/21/2008 7:28:39 PM PDT · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 3 replies · 370+ views
    Ludwig Von Mises Institute ^ | 10/21/08 | Thomas J. DiLorenzo
    As soon as the federal government announced its trillion-dollar bailout (for starters) of Wall Street plutocrats, defenders of the bailout pulled out what they apparently believed was their secret weapon: the myth of Alexander Hamilton as the alleged inventor of American capitalism. Hamilton, they said, would approve of the bailout. Case closed. How could anyone dispute "the architect of the American economy"? Forbes.com immediately published an article entitled "Alexander Hamilton versus Ron Paul" to make the point that libertarian critiques of the bailout should be dismissed, since Hamilton was such a great statesman compared to Congressman Paul and his supporters....