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  • China 'building runway in disputed South China Sea'

    04/17/2015 10:37:38 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 17, 2015 | AFP News
    China is rapidly building an airstrip on an artificial island in disputed South China Sea waters, recent satellite pictures show, potentially ramping up tensions with several Southeast Asian neighbours. Fiery Cross in the Spratly Islands was little more than a reef when China began land reclamation works to turn it into an island in late 2014.
  • 'GunnyTime' premieres: 'If we can’t drive it, fly it or shoot it, we blow that doggone thing up'

    04/16/2015 5:40:20 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    FoxNews: Fox411 ^ | April 15, 2015 | no attribution
    Some people pretend to be tough guys but R. Lee Ermey, a.k.a The Gunny, is the real deal. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran and movie star best known for his role in “Full Metal Jacket” talked to FOX411 about his new series on Outdoor Channel, "GunnyTime,” and why he loves to blow stuff up.
  • Civil War: 150th Anniversary of Lee Surrender at Appomattox

    04/09/2015 10:03:31 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 39 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | APRIL 9, 2015 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    The surrender of Confederate Robert E. Lee to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 150 years ago Thursday was the definitive milestone of the end of the Civil War.
  • Replacement for Internet Explorer? (vanity)

    04/02/2015 5:47:33 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 45 replies
    April 2, 2015 | me
    I have an older relative who is running Internet Explorer 8 on a Windows XP machine. She is finding that she can no longer load many of her favorite sites (no surprise there). So it's time for a new browser. However, it took her quite a while to learn IE: how to add to Favorites, adjust the text size, etc. So I'm hoping there is a replacement browser out there that closely resembles her comfortable old IE 8. Any ideas would be very much appreciated!
  • TSA pilot screening? (vanity)

    03/27/2015 4:34:00 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    March 27, 2015 | me
    Do pilots go through TSA screening just like everyone else, standing in line just like everybody else? Or do they have their own TSA line? Or are they exempt from the whole process?
  • SEE IT: Louisville cop helps struggling runner finish 10K race

    03/23/2015 7:43:08 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 23, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    A Louisville runner who struggled to complete a 10K race crossed the finish line hand-in-hand with her “angel” — a cop who walked by her side for a mile. Asia Ford began having trouble breathing about five miles into Saturday’s Rodes City Run. Lt. Aubrey Gregory got out of his police cruiser to check on her.
  • Watch: Mob launches anti-Semitic attack on Stamford Hill synagogue

    03/22/2015 12:50:26 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 22, 2015 | Agency
    A drunken mob of more than 20 thugs shouted "kill the Jews" as they stormed into a north London synagogue while young worshippers celebrated the end of the sabbath. The anti-Semitic abuse was hurled by the group of men and women as they first beat up a young man outside before chasing him inside, breaking windows and attacking others.
  • Suggestions for a compact pick-up truck, please. (vanity)

    03/14/2015 10:38:24 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 77 replies
    March 15, 2015 | me
    I'm in the market for a compact pick-up truck. The old Ford Ranger would have been perfect, but Ford's motto in that regard is: Shut up and by the F-150. Is there anything out there that approaches the Ranger? Thanks for any advice.
  • Are you a racist? (vanity)

    03/10/2015 7:19:10 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    March 10, 2015 | me
    So I'm reading about all these police shootings. A white cop shoots a black kid. And it occurs to me that there is a racism test here. If you respond to such a story by first thinking that another filthy white cop has murdered a black kid, well then, you could be a racist. If you respond to such a story by first thinking that the black kid probably deserved it, well then, you could be a racist. And if you respond to such a story by first wondering what happened, well then, you're probably not a racist.
  • US backed Syrian rebel group dissolves, merges with Islamist after losses

    03/01/2015 1:16:30 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 79 replies
    ynetnews.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Associated Press
    Hazzm, one of largest remaining non-jihadist Syrian rebel groups, decides to merge with Islamists rebels with which they have fought for weeks. One of the main western-backed rebel groups announced on Sunday that it had dissolved itself and joined a larger Islamist alliance, weeks into a battle which saw it lose ground and men to more powerful al Qaeda insurgents.
  • Since 9/11, The U.S. Has Been Involved In More Than 5 Wars … And They’ve All Been Disasters

    02/22/2015 7:05:35 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 50 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | "George Washington"
    Below, we demonstrate that the U.S. keeps “losing” war after war. There are 3 potential reasons this might be happening: •Is this chaos an intentional way to implement regime change and grab resources? •Or is this a sign of the decline of the American empire … and we just can’t win a war anymore? •Or do those in charge just not really give a damn about winning … and are they just focusing on one short-term goal after another?
  • Bernadette on the Big Bang Theory (vanity)

    02/19/2015 3:48:14 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 67 replies
    Feb. 19, 2015 | me
    So I'm watching a rerun of the Big Bang Theory, one of the first with the Bernadette character. She is wearing a crucifix around her neck. Then I caught a more recent episode. No crucifix. It has been replaced by some sort of pendant. I don't watch the Big Bang Theory very often, but that did strike me as curious.
  • US official: US was surprised by collapse of Yemen govt

    02/13/2015 8:01:58 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 38 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Feb 12, 2015 | KEN DILANIA
    The Obama administration's senior counterterrorism official acknowledged Thursday that U.S. intelligence was surprised by the collapse of the U.S.-backed government in Yemen.
  • MSNBC host asks Holder to quack like a duck

    02/10/2015 12:48:07 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 10, 2015 | Megyn Kelly's Fox show
    No, this is not satire. It's what passes at MSNBC as journalism. Video clip is at the link.
  • Your opinions about Comcast? (vanity)

    02/06/2015 7:20:01 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 64 replies
    Feb. 6, 2015 | me
    Comcast is now offering in my area a triple-play package (TV, phone, and Internet) that is much cheaper than what I'm paying now with Verizon. No contracts either. But I've heard many bad things about Comcast. Is that all in the past, or is Comcast still a mess? Your thoughts, please.
  • Shooting victim's family calls for GBI investigation

    01/31/2015 6:21:17 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    Fox Atlanta ^ | Jan 23, 2015 | Portia Bruner
    A DeKalb County family says their loved one called for police, only to be shot himself by officers. Now, that family has called for a GBI investigation into the shooting.
  • Seattle cop pepper sprays teacher walking home from MLK Day rally

    01/30/2015 9:16:46 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 70 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 29, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    A Seattle history teacher who was pepper sprayed during a peaceful Martin Luther King Day Jr. rally is suing the cops who allegedly attacked him. Newly released video showed a Seattle police officer pepper spraying Jesse Hagopian as he walked home from the Jan. 19 rally, his lawyer said. Hagopian, who teaches history at Seattle's Garfield High School, spoke at the event and was on the phone with his mom when the spray hit his eyes. He was on his way to his 2-year-old son's birthday party, he said.
  • German carnival drops Charlie Hebdo-inspired float after Paris attack

    01/30/2015 3:52:26 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Jan 29, 2015 | Matthias Inveradi (Reuters)
    A German carnival has dropped plans to build a "Charlie Hebdo" float with a cartoonist forcing a pencil into the barrel of a terrorist's gun, after receiving messages from locals worried about safety if the float went on show. * snip * The Charlie Hebdo-inspired float had been chosen through an Internet vote.
  • Dr. Charles Stanley: The real deal? (vanity)

    01/18/2015 10:53:07 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 94 replies
    me
    I was flipping channels and came across Dr. Charles Stanley preaching a sermon. I am, in general, suspicious of TV preachers. But Stanley came across as the real deal. Anyone care to offer opionions on his ministry?
  • Europe needs to better integrate Muslim communities: Obama

    01/16/2015 11:24:17 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 6 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | AFP
    Europe must do more to better integrate its Muslim communities, and not "simply respond with a hammer," US President Barack Obama said Friday in the wake of last week's terror attacks in France.
  • Islamic State video claims to show child killing Russia spies

    01/14/2015 5:59:37 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2015 | Adam Taylor
    The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday that appeared to show a child killing two men accused of spying for Russia. In the video, the two men, who said they were from Kazakhstan and Russia, said they had been working with the Federal Security Service (FSB), the Russian intelligence agency, to infiltrate the extremist organization.
  • Will any players be wearing "NYPD" on their game jerseys today? (vanity)

    12/21/2014 7:24:53 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    Dec. 21, 2014 | me
    It would be a nice touch if some of the players did that, and in a small measure it would help to bring the country together. But no, I don't think that anyone will make the gesture.
  • What Every State in the U.S. Is Worst at (Including North Dakota at Tourism)

    12/18/2014 9:23:40 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 55 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Kate Peregrina
    One thing that makes the U.S. great: no two states are the same. That diversity leads to distinct strengths and weaknesses, but how can you know what makes North Dakota different from South Dakota, besides a made-up line separating them? Well, in the interest of showing that every state sucks in some way, we picked out one key area where each is most deficient. This is what every state is the worst at.
  • The Head of the CDC Was Behind the Big Gulp Soda Ban In New York

    10/16/2014 8:13:20 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/16/2014 | George Washington (blogger)
    Libertarians were outraged by New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s “Big Gulp” ban (which a state court ultimately struck down). They slammed it as a “Nanny State” measure. But it was current Centers for Disease Control head Tom Frieden who was actually behind the ban.
  • One in four Americans want their state to secede from the U.S., but why?

    09/20/2014 9:42:40 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 67 replies
    Rueters ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jim Gaines
    For the past few weeks, as Scotland debated the wisdom of independence, Reuters has been asking Americans how they would feel about declaring independence today, not from the United Kingdom, but from the mother country they left England to create. The exact wording of the question was, “Do you support or oppose the idea of your state peacefully withdrawing from the United States of America and the federal government?”
  • Obama's Aug 20 ISIS statement (vanity)

    08/20/2014 10:24:02 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    me
    I just finished listening to Obama's statement on the ISIS beheading of American journalist James Foley. Two things struck me. One, Obama evidently does not know what the first I in ISIS stands for. Because he didn't reference it even once. Two, Obama evidently believes that ISIS hates Muslims most of all. Obama mentioned the Muslim victims before he mentioned any Christian victims.
  • Mosul's Damn Dam

    08/13/2014 4:39:34 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/13/2014 | Guy Haselmann
    Last week, the barbaric Islamic State (IS) seized the vitally important Mosul dam, dramatically impacting tactical options against them and potentially changing the future of the Middle East. * snip * Since the dam was completed in the mid-1980’s it has required continuous (daily) maintenance, because it was built on top of gypsum, a soft mineral which dissolves when in contact with water. More than 50,000 tons of materials have been injected into the dam since 1986. The ‘sink hole’ type of cavities that constantly form have to be expeditiously plugged with “grout”, a liquefied mixture of cement and other...
  • Anne Frank was arrested 70 years ago: Aug 4, 1944

    08/04/2014 11:19:57 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    me
    I suppose that in the greater scheme of things, this anniversary doesn't mean much. But I decided to post it anyway. Anne Frank is someone worth remembering.
  • Man Who Shot Eric Garner Chokehold Video Arrested

    08/03/2014 4:29:05 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 132 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 3, 2014 | Pervaiz Shallwani
    The man who shot the cellphone video showing a police officer using an apparent chokehold on a Staten Island man who later died, was arrested Saturday night on charges that he was carrying a stolen loaded handgun, a law-enforcement official said. Ramsey Orta, 22 years old, was charged by the New York Police Department with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a weapon with a previous conviction, police said.
  • Islamic State grabs Iraqi dam, oilfield in victory over Kurds

    08/03/2014 9:14:50 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Aug 3, 2014 | Ahmed Rasheed and Raheem Salman
    Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday after inflicting their first major defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping through the region in June. Capture of the Mosul Dam after an offensive of barely 24 hours could give the Sunni militants the ability to flood major Iraqi cities or withhold water from farms, sharply raising the stakes in their bid to topple Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Shi'ite-led government.
  • Japanese Inflation Holds Near 23 Year Highs As Food, Energy, & TV Costs Soar

    07/24/2014 4:59:38 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/24/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Japanese CPI printed 3.6% in June, modestly down from May's 3.7% YoY, but hotter than the expected 3.5% YoY analysts predicted. If you don't eat food or use energy then inflation merely bit 2.3% of your income this year but if you did then you may have noticed that energy costs are 9.1% higher YoY, TVs +8.0%, and Food +4.1%
  • Contributing to Free Republic (vanity)

    07/13/2014 8:33:32 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 56 replies
    July 13, 2914 | me
    In the past, I have hesitated about contributing to Free Republic. Utility bills are coming due, and my house needs a new roof. But then I think about what I'd be willing to pay if this were a pay site. And then I think about all the good Free Republic does. I'll be sending out a money order, and soon. Just something I had to say.
  • Some questions about the Hamas rockets (vanity)

    07/12/2014 3:58:10 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    Vanity | July 12, 2014 | me
    I was watching a segment on Fox about the current Hamas rocket attack on Israel. Evidently, hundreds of rockets have been launched in the past few days. Three questions occured to me. One, where did all these rockets come from (who manufactured them)? Two, who paid for these rockets? Three, how did these rockets get into Gaza? Were they smuggled in from Egypt?
  • Obama nominated for an Emmy -- yes, really

    07/12/2014 10:17:09 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 22 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | author not listed
    President Obama and HealthCare.gov are in the running for an Emmy this awards season. Obama’s satirical interview with comedian Zach Galifianakis on the web series “Between Two Ferns” was nominated Thursday for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment category.
  • Black Americans: The True Casualties of Amnesty

    07/10/2014 11:29:03 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 9, 2014 | A. J. Delgado
    One of the sleeper issues surrounding the debate on amnesty for illegal immigrants – an inconvenient one that no proponent of a widespread amnesty wishes to acknowledge – is the devastating effect so-called immigration reform will have on African Americans. The black unemployment rate is almost 11 percent, far higher than that of any other group profiled by labor statistics. African Americans are disproportionately employed in lower-skilled jobs – the very same jobs immigrants take.
  • Perspective (vanity humor)

    06/28/2014 6:30:32 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 28 replies
    from an email
    You may have heard on the news about a Southern California man who was put under 72-hour psychiatric observation when it was found he owned 100 guns and allegedly had 100,000 rounds of ammunition stored in his home. The house also featured a secret escape tunnel.
  • Chris Matthews Really Dislikes the Bowe Bergdahl Deal

    06/10/2014 11:40:42 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 5, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon
    This video is a short compilation, numerous clips of MSNBC's Chris Matthews denouncing the Bergdahl prisoner swap. Quite amazing. It sounds like Matthews is reading from a script written by Sean Hannity. This video should be required viewing by lefties who thinks any criticism of the swap is a conservative plot.
  • Stawberries Question (vanity)

    06/09/2014 10:23:55 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 37 replies
    me
    As a rookie gardener, I planted some strawberry bushes two years ago. I did not get any fruit that year, but I was told that was normal. Last year I got fruit, but the strawberries were all no bigger than a thumbnail. What went wrong? Any advice would be appreciated.
  • Conservatives are criticizing the Bergdahl prisoner swap for the wrong reason.

    06/05/2014 10:56:25 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 45 replies
    me
    Regarding the Bergdahl prisoner swap, most conservatives are criticizing Obama's deal because Bergdahl might have been a deserter, or even a traitor. That might be true, but it's the wrong way to go. The swap is bad mainly because of the price that the USA paid. Suppose it were 1942 and the Germans had captured an American sailor who had fallen (or jumped) overboard. Would FDR had swapped that sailor for, say, five crack U-Boat commanders? No way. But that's just what Obama did.
  • Where were all the flags? (vanity)

    05/27/2014 8:20:04 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 80 replies
    me
    I live in a blue-collar suburban neighborhood. Many residents are 50+. I'd guess you'd call them JFK democrats. No hippies here, and a gun club within 10 miles of my house. Anyway, I took a long drive yesterday (Memorial Day), and only about one house in 20 had an American flag out front. I just don't understand it.
  • Cyclist Arrested For Videotaping Cop During Red Light Stop

    05/03/2014 7:10:46 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 56 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | May 2, 2014 | Ben Yakas
    Photographing and videotaping anything in public view—including federal buildings and the police—is legal in NYC as long as the documentation does not impede any law enforcement activity. Nevertheless, plenty of people—including journalists—continue to be arrested and harassed by camera-shy NYPD officers. - snip - While in the back of the car, Paybarah (the arrestee) says he asked the officers why he was arrested for taking video. One officer responded memorably: I was told by another officer while in the car that recording a police officer was illegal because people are using iPhones as guns and shooting cops through the camera...
  • Sober driver arrested for OWI when deputy crashes into her car

    05/02/2014 10:26:56 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 54 replies
    Fox6Now.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | Stephen Davis and Bryan Polcyn
    A Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy rolls through a stop sign and causes a violent crash. So why was the victim placed under arrest? A FOX6 Investigation finds that a deputy’s changing story may have changed one woman’s life forever. Tanya Weyker was hurt so badly, she couldn’t blow into a breath-testing device or perform field sobriety tests. But a Sheriff’s deputy arrested her for drunk driving anyway. And the County hung those charges over her head for nearly a year, even long after blood tests proved she was perfectly sober.
  • Ralph Nader's America: Impeach Obama, decriminalize drugs, libertarians & progressives unite!

    04/29/2014 9:57:54 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 29, 2014 | Jeff Zeleny
    What if Washington politics were no longer defined by partisan gridlock but instead by a cross-party alliance that forged solutions? The alliance would be unstoppable. - snip - Ralph Nader contends that such a left-right alliance is not just the stuff of imagination but is actually emerging.
  • Amsterdam fined, taxed Holocaust survivors in hiding

    04/21/2014 8:51:19 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 2, 2013 | author not given
    The City of Amsterdam fined hundreds of Jewish Holocaust survivors for failing to pay taxes while they were in hiding or in concentration camps. (snip) The city went after survivors as late as 1947, the report said. (snip) The documents about this taxation were discovered by Charlotte van den Berg, a 23-year-old university student.
  • Peoria, Illinois Mayor Orders Police Raid Over Parody Twitter Account

    04/19/2014 7:59:07 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 28 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 04/18/2014 | not given
    Police searched a West Bluff house Tuesday and seized phones and computers in an effort to unmask the author of a parody Twitter account that purported to be Mayor Jim Ardis. The account — known as @Peoriamayor on the popular social media service that limits entries to 140 characters — already had been suspended for several weeks when up to seven plainclothes police officers executed a search warrant about 5:20 p.m. at 1220 N. University St. Three people at the home were taken to the Peoria Police Department for questioning. Two other residents were picked up at their places of...
  • Student killed in bus crash died saving others from the smoke and flames

    04/16/2014 12:07:40 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Mike Krumboltz
    Ismael Jimenez, a teenager who was killed in last week's bus crash in California, died a hero. The 18-year-old high school student perished while helping save fellow passengers after a FedEx truck crashed into the bus they were riding on a highway near Orland, Calif., according to officials from Jimenez's high school.
  • US Navy 'Game-Changer': Converting Seawater into Fuel

    04/07/2014 6:48:56 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 32 replies
    Industry Week ^ | Apr 7, 2014 | Agence France-Presse
    The U.S. Navy believes it has finally worked out the solution to a problem that has intrigued scientists for decades: how to take seawater and use it as fuel.
  • Real satisfaction: Rolling Stones choose Israel over BDS boycott

    04/01/2014 7:56:05 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | April 01, 2014 | Zev Chafets
    In late March, Israeli concert promoter Shuki Weiss gathered the local media for an announcement of historical importance: The Rolling Stones are coming to town in early June for a huge outdoor show. Weiss said that bringing the group to Israel for the first time was the fulfillment of a decades-long dream. “These days, when we hear calls for boycotts from around the world, it can’t be taken for granted that a band of this magnitude will come to Israel,” he added.
  • Computer help, please (vanity)

    03/24/2014 3:56:30 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 45 replies
    me
    So I'm downloading a Microsoft security update (at microsoft.com) and I get a message: Do you want to update to IE8? Why not, I says to myself, so I check the box. Well, something went wrong. My Favorites, Tools, etc. line has disappeared. And right-click no longer works when I'm online. Any help would be appreciated.
  • Are there any good dental discount plans? (vanity)

    03/17/2014 4:20:13 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 53 replies
    me
    Can anyone recommend a good dental discount plan? And are there any plans out there that should be avoided?