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  • LIVE THREAD: Michigan- State of the State (Gov. Rick Snyder)

    01/19/2011 4:13:52 PM PST · by Miztiki · 20 replies
    Live thread on the State of the State address (cause I didn't see one started)...
  • What's the plan? Or are we doomed?

    06/30/2010 10:02:57 AM PDT · by Miztiki · 34 replies
    Our country is being destroyed in front of our very eyes. What's the PLAN? Do we even have a plan?
  • Mods, FR geeks and newbies, over here please! (FR technical Q&A)

    06/21/2010 2:59:11 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Since there are plenty of folks who find FR confusing to navigate, especially newbies, how about some technical links to help us out?
  • Help - facing severe situational depression

    06/10/2010 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 91 replies · 1,956+ views
    Please, if you have nothing positive to contribute then I beg you to refrain from commenting. I'm too sensitive right now for flippant remarks.
  • Dumb question: How did oil get below the ocean floor?

    05/10/2010 4:55:03 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 89 replies · 2,620+ views
    After reading another article about the oil leak in the Gulf, it got me to wondering how oil came to be there in the first place. It's some 100 miles out and several miles below the ocean floor, if I understand correctly. Isn't oil formed from trees and other plant matter, under pressure for ages? (And if I remember right, doesn't more time and pressure result in diamonds?) Does that mean what is currently the Gulf used to be dry land with trees and plants? Or did the oil move there, underground, from elsewhere? Or...? Any explanation or links so...
  • Fave websites? (vanity)

    04/27/2010 4:33:45 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 33 replies · 507+ views
    What are your favorite websites related to God, the bible, etc? Any websites related to learning and understanding biblical Hebrew would be appreciated too, along with sites that discuss the original meaning of Hebrew words, or their context (history). I'd also love links to sites that explore biblical concepts that require imagination (as I have none!). Like, what might life have been like in the early stages of mankind? For instance, I know from reading my bible that people were vegetarians, had one language, that there were no rainbows until after the flood, that animals had no fear of man,...
  • LIVE THREAD: Palin speech

    07/26/2009 4:04:45 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 551 replies · 5,992+ views
    Sarah Palin speech.
  • Need opinions on guns @ schools & colleges

    07/17/2009 11:52:36 AM PDT · by Miztiki · 69 replies · 1,431+ views
    Inpire me, please. I need arguments/opinions for and against guns on campus/school grounds for a Rogerian Argument essay.
  • Unemployment insurance benefits = welfare

    07/16/2009 10:58:59 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 15 replies · 946+ views
    Late night thread discussing how unemployment insurance benefits came about, the impact it's had on our country and way of living, spending, and saving, who is/was/expects to be on it, whether it's right or wrong to be taxed for them (or claim a right to them when unemployed), how our country and personal lives would be different now if they never existed, is it a Constitutional law?, can/will it ever be changed/revoked?, do they work?, yada yada.
  • Transcript of Sept 26 Presidential Debate

    09/26/2008 10:27:18 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 20 replies · 1,509+ views
    Transcript of the presidential debate held on September 26, 2008
  • How serious is this "financial crisis"? (vanity)

    09/24/2008 5:41:41 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 44 replies · 759+ views
    I won't pretend to understand what is going on right now. My question is, how will all of this affect me and the average American? I've heard words like "depression" and "complete meltdown" mentioned and it scares me.
  • What's wrong with unions?

    02/20/2008 5:48:45 PM PST · by Miztiki · 181 replies · 2,545+ views
    My dad is 56 and lives in Michigan. He worked as an industrial electrician for nearly 30 years in the auto industry. He's been out of a job and on unemployment for two years now because of foreign competition shutting his department down.
  • Terrorists "heart" Rosie?

    09/28/2007 2:39:19 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 6 replies · 42+ views
    Did anyone just see this on Fox News?
  • Nutjob's UN speech DIFFERS from transcript

    09/25/2007 5:18:32 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 21 replies · 40+ views
    The Iranian whose name cannot be spelled gave a speech at the UN this evening but his speech differed quite a bit from the transcript.
  • Don't pay those old debts before knowing your rights [must read!]

    08/22/2007 12:59:18 AM PDT · by Miztiki · 41 replies · 2,447+ views
    Daily News - Money ^ | August 17, 2007 | Asa Aarons
    Everyone should be aware of the laws and their rights. YOU could be the next victim! Click on the link for the article. Personal story below...
  • Help finding news article

    08/20/2007 11:40:34 AM PDT · by Miztiki · 7 replies · 270+ views
    Please help me find a news article about the top 100 hottest real estate areas in the nation. I read it a couple weeks ago and Pearland, TX was ranked 34th. Can you help me find it? A realtor here in Pearland would like to see it. Thanks!
  • Moving to the U.P., have questions

    08/15/2007 9:05:44 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 40 replies · 1,089+ views
    We're going to buy a 2nd home in the UP somewhere. What is the political climate up there?
  • Any radiologists/neurologists FReeping today?

    05/17/2007 1:42:38 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 22 replies · 1,034+ views
    I have two easy questions for you. For some background, I had a brainstem tumor removed 6 years ago. In those first scans they also saw two "lesions", one in each frontal lobe. Those lesions never changed all these years until now.
  • FReeper's Weekly Q&A Session

    05/14/2007 11:46:50 AM PDT · by Miztiki · 17 replies · 488+ views
    This week's topic up for discussion: Are public schools constitutional?
  • FReeper's Weekly Q&A Session

    05/06/2007 10:27:35 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 26 replies · 465+ views
    This week's topic up for discussion: What is supposed to be the purpose of our federal government?
  • Need help formatting first post for ping list, please

    05/01/2007 1:20:18 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 50 replies · 848+ views
    I'm starting a ping list with a weekly thread and want to get the opening post all set up and saved so that I can just paste it each week. I don't know how though and need help please.
  • Test for same thread name

    04/30/2007 12:42:00 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 26 replies · 1,939+ views
    Title is the same, body of thread is different.
  • Test for same thread name

    04/30/2007 12:35:11 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 2 replies · 1,219+ views
    Save your replies because another thread exactly like this one is coming in just a minute.
  • In keeping with the goals of Free Republic... (new ping list)

    04/30/2007 6:22:00 AM PDT · by Miztiki · 29 replies · 621+ views
    I don't know as much about politics, the Constitution, and what being a Conservative is all about as much as I would like, and I'm not alone. So, I'm going to start a ping list with the express purpose of attracting the more knowledgeable FReepers here who don't mind answering questions and presenting their views from a Conservative standpoint. In the process I hope this list provides an opportunity for others to become more informed. At this point I'm thinking along the lines of a weekly thread. I'm open to suggestions on how to go about the whole idea. I...
  • Woe is me - I'm politically ignorant

    04/27/2007 10:26:18 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 87 replies · 1,308+ views
    September 11th woke me up from my lifelong state of political and historical ignorance. Since then I have been trying to learn about and understand the world I live in. I could use some help.
  • How are todays' Democrats best categorized as socialists?

    04/22/2007 6:34:41 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 74 replies · 1,460+ views
    I'm reading about socialism on wikipedia and wondered how the Democrats of today would best be categorized. Are they social democrats? Reformist socialists? Moderates? Are they socialists according to definition of socialism at all? Are they Marxists who see socialism as the "transition between capitalism and communism, the final stage of history"? Do they only want a "welfare state"? For instance, what is Hillary? What type of "ism" does she envision for our country?
  • Need food ideas for throat surgery

    03/19/2007 3:37:22 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 129 replies · 1,545+ views
    I'm having surgery on my vocal cords next week and need ideas on what foods are easy to swallow. Can you help?
  • Got ballot, need help (District 22)

    10/26/2006 7:12:11 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 14 replies · 348+ views
    I got my mail-in ballot today and have a question on how to fill it out.
  • Help! Water is reddish-brown.

    10/11/2006 5:45:07 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 59 replies · 800+ views
    Will it clear up on its own?
  • FReepers, help me out (low [well] water pressure)

    10/10/2006 1:09:01 AM PDT · by Miztiki · 59 replies · 1,762+ views
    We have well water and the pressure is low. Hubby is away on an extended business trip and I don't know anything about wells. What should I do?
  • Beware: New phone scam (free grant money)

    10/04/2006 4:41:00 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 17 replies · 682+ views
    Please be warned of the following apparently new scam: They call and say you've been randomly selected to receive a "general purpose grant" of $7500 from the US Treasury. The name they give for themselves is American Financial on Ynez Rd in Temecula, CA. They say you can have the money and the administration fee is only $279.95.
  • READ and DISCUSS: National benefits of Teleworking

    09/21/2006 12:15:54 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 8 replies · 185+ views
    Reduce our nation's dependence on foreign oil, dangit!
  • Help finding info on "appointed feasts" (Leviticus 23)

    08/08/2006 12:42:59 AM PDT · by Miztiki · 19 replies · 230+ views
    I've never really understood how the appointed feasts in Leviticus worked. Can someone recommend a few sites that might help me paint a picture? I'd like to be able to picture those feasts and festivals in my mind so I can better understand them. I've found lots of sites that tie them in to Jesus and offer other insights, but right now I'm looking for info on how the ancient Israelis took part in them. Something that kind of "takes me there" would be very helpful. Thanks in advance! ~Miz
  • Question about how to do a search

    07/28/2006 9:24:17 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 8 replies · 392+ views
    I'd like to search within the General section, specifically the Food part of the General section. How do I do that? I don't see a way. I'm looking to see if a thread has been posted asking for dinner ideas. I'm running out of them. Thanks!
  • UNIFIL - Just another UN failure.

    07/24/2006 10:58:20 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 3 replies · 335+ views
    What is UNIFIL? It's just one more shining example of what a joke the UN is. I wanted to know what UNIFIL was all about, so I did a little research and wanted to share what I learned. UNIFIL stands for "United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon". They've been in Lebanon going on 30 years now. And what have they been doing all this time? Beats me. Their stated goals are: 1. Confirm that Israeli forces have withdrawn. 2. Restore international peace and security. 3. Help the Lebanese government establish authority over their own country. With an annual budget of...
  • Houston car chase

    07/21/2006 2:58:07 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 21 replies · 1,141+ views
    Car chase (mostly over) in Houston, Pasadena, Pearland.
  • FReeper rebel_yell2 is out of Lebanon

    07/20/2006 3:12:23 AM PDT · by Miztiki · 28 replies · 604+ views
    Post 215 on the 7/20 Middle East live thread contains wonderful news that rebel_yell2 got out on the Orient Queen and is making his way home. I know many have been following his story so thought I'd post the good news!
  • What's his name?

    07/17/2006 11:34:25 AM PDT · by Miztiki · 16 replies · 285+ views
    Forgive the vanity, but the various ways y'all have come up with of saying Ahmedinajob's name are hilarious. I'd like to compile a list of them. So far I've copied the following few: Ahm-on-a-mean-jihad Ahm whatever Nutjob Iammadjohn Add to the list please!
  • Rumsfeld arrives in Afghanistan

    07/10/2006 9:49:30 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 21 replies · 1,160+ views
    KABUL (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit on Tuesday to discuss escalating violence and plans for NATO to take over military operations in the southern part of the country this month. "The purpose is to continue to strengthen our strategic partnership, to work through some of the issues that seem to be arising from time to time with the increasing role of NATO in the country," Rumsfeld told reporters.
  • Houston area flooding (Houston FReepers, please post updates here)

    06/19/2006 7:43:42 AM PDT · by Miztiki · 207 replies · 2,834+ views
    Looks like Houston is a mess and things could get a whole lot worse. How is your part of town looking? Roads? Flooding? We're in Pearland near where 1128 and 518 (Broadway) intersect. Our yard has a small amount of standing water but all looks well for now.
  • Have a brain tumor?

    09/17/2005 7:45:21 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 6 replies · 244+ views
    Sorry for the vanity. I just wondered if there are any other FReepers here who have a brain tumor. If you know of a FReeper who does then please feel free to ping them to this. I thought it would be really nice if we could FReep together. Miz
  • Where'd the quick links go?

    09/03/2005 11:53:09 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 7 replies · 205+ views
    I have a question. A couple times over the last month or so I have logged onto FR and there have been quick links at the top of the page on the current hottest topics. There were maybe a dozen, give or take. Was that just a test thing? If it's a regular thing then how do I get them? I can't find a button or anything but really liked them and would like to have them at the top again.
  • Saudi Arabia's King Fahd is dead

    08/01/2005 12:12:14 AM PDT · by Miztiki · 197 replies · 9,749+ views
    Just reported on Fox News.
  • Flash flooding in Houston

    07/14/2005 1:07:24 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 39 replies · 806+ views
    There's some fairly significant flash flooding going on in Houston. Hope everyone is safe and off the road!
  • Amber alert for Houston girl (Update: CANCELLED)

    06/16/2005 11:34:10 AM PDT · by Miztiki · 20 replies · 1,226+ views
    Amber Alert Issued for 5 to 8 Year Old Houston Texas Girl Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2005 12:14 PM CT The Montgomery County Texas Sheriff's Office issued the Amber Alert on Thursday morning after the girl was reportedly abducted according to witnesses. Unknown white female, 5 to 8 years old with shoulder-length brown hair and wearing a pink shirt with a pink rose and green leaves, pink flip-flops and black shorts. The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man, wearing a hat with a star on it and a chinstrap. The suspect vehicle is a black box-style van...
  • Pope taken to hospital

    02/01/2005 2:26:23 PM PST · by Miztiki · 652 replies · 22,861+ views
    Per FOX News...
  • OT: Help for mentally ill family member?

    12/31/2004 7:11:09 PM PST · by Miztiki · 13 replies · 935+ views
    I need your help FReepers. Every place I've called in the last couple of days hasn't been able to point me to the right direction, or they're closed until Monday. How do you begin the process of having an adult family member involuntarily mentally evaluated? What is the starting point? My mother from Michigan, who has a history of mental illness (delusions, hypochondria, who knows what else) and who has recently become "homeless" has decided to come down here to my house. My mother needs help. She's needed help for a very long time. Who here has dealt with this...
  • Organizers say jet that crashed was to pick up ex-president

    11/22/2004 10:40:09 AM PST · by Miztiki · 134 replies · 11,188+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 11-22-2004 | Associated Press
    QUITO, Ecuador - Former President George Bush has suspended a trip to Ecuador because the jet he was going to board -- crashed today in Houston. A conference organizer confirms Bush has canceled his trip because the plane that should have flown the ex-president from Houston -- went down. Three crewmembers died in the accident during foggy weather. The private jet clipped a light pole and crashed near Hobby Airport. Nobody on board survived. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig says the Gulfstream flight originated at Dallas Love Field. The plane's registered owner is Jet Place of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The...

    11/17/2004 12:41:16 AM PST · by Miztiki · 2 replies · 215+ views
    I was just flipping through the channels on tv and saw what I thought might be a really lame comedy show. It said at the bottom. It was some wierdo with a camcorder. I checked out the website and it's waaaay out there. Since when do they show crap like this on tv? Is this a far-left or far-right website? p.s. I did a search on FR but didn't come up with any results.
  • My cat just pulled an Arafat (prayer request)

    11/10/2004 10:33:18 AM PST · by Miztiki · 43 replies · 710+ views
    Yesterday I dropped my two cats off at the vet so they could have their teeth cleaned this morning. A couple of hours ago the vet called me. He said my cat Punkin had serious problems while under the anesthesia. He said his lungs had collapsed. They had him tubed and were breathing for him but said if they pulled the tube he would die. I rushed over there to say my good-bye's. Surprisingly, by the time I got there he was doing some of the breathing on his own and the vet gave him a 20% chance. A little...