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  • Gov. Brown signs bill allowing people to break into cars to rescue animals from heat

    09/25/2016 5:41:46 AM PDT · 24 of 36
    reformedliberal to Cyclone59

    Someone is going to get bit while violating a dog’s space. Who is liable?

  • DEA Faces Congressional Revolt Over 'Emergency' Tree Leaf Ban

    09/24/2016 8:28:26 AM PDT · 6 of 12
    reformedliberal to stars & stripes forever

    I looked at this sometime ago for a friend with unremitting pain. It is difficult to control the dosage. It has side effects. There are varieties and it is difficult to distinguish what might work from what might not.

    I was thinking it might also be a good prepper item for pain relief in a time when the medical system wasn’t functioning. In the end, I decided there were just too many unknowns/uncontrollables.More study is needed.

  • DEBATE RULES: NO COUGHING BREAKS

    09/23/2016 10:08:00 AM PDT · 105 of 242
    reformedliberal to DCBryan1

    Funny, but could animations like this please be put on a delay and carry a *strobe* warning or else be linked? I’m sure we have folks w/vertigo and epilepsy/seizure disorders here. I do not, although I have had episodes of vertigo in the past and I quickly scroll past anything that strobes just so the vertigo isn’t inadvertently facilitated. Some gifs of complementary colors create a vibration where the color edges meet and these also can cause, at the least, nausea in some viewers.

    BTW, if anyone does anything meant to trigger Hillary’s disability and it does and is ever found out, the backlash will be against our side. Careful what you wish for.

    Thank you!

  • Perplexed Liberals Prepare Debate Snark

    09/23/2016 5:43:04 AM PDT · 8 of 21
    reformedliberal to detective

    Live by the snark, die by the snark.

    Why assume that ridicule and offensive Twitter teams only cut one way? “Humbling”, indeed!

    No TV and I will watch via streaming, with the comments ON, at least part of the time. I hope to see devotees of Milo and Coulter, et al, join the fray until the progs demand the comments disabled.

    Lots of caustic wit here at FR, so those of us w/o a Twitter account will be rooting for y’all.

  • A Radical Idea: Four City-Dwellers Share All Their Money

    09/22/2016 7:10:30 AM PDT · 22 of 53
    reformedliberal to NonValueAdded

    Exactly the script from the 70s. I was there, but not at Bernie’s. It’s factual. ALL the communes devolved in the same way. There was always someone with their own money or a university or medical job who paid the bills, too. They also got no respect.

  • WHO THE HELL ARE THE ROTHSCHILDS?

    09/21/2016 2:44:55 PM PDT · 48 of 53
    reformedliberal to litehaus

    Eventually, at least one of these people will sit on or lead a Star Chamber. And it is average people who will be called before it.

  • WHO THE HELL ARE THE ROTHSCHILDS?

    09/21/2016 2:44:27 PM PDT · 47 of 53
    reformedliberal to litehaus

    Eventually, at least one of these people will sit on or lead a Star Chamber. And it is average people who will be called before it.

  • WHO THE HELL ARE THE ROTHSCHILDS?

    09/21/2016 2:41:59 PM PDT · 46 of 53
    reformedliberal to Garth Tater

    I know what you’re saying.

    But what is the family business? Isn’t it world domination, creation of change agents, One World-ism, redistribution of power via redistribution of citizens/residents?

    Several of the scions are involved with the main and subsidiary NGOs already established in just these enterprises. One is an investment banker. One produces films. The brother controls ports and shipping. The sons are all young. Respectively, I’m sure they each have their own NGOs, all sit on every family BOD, one has a firm likely managing the family trusts/portfolios, which are separate from their personal, discretionary fortunes.

    I know one family similarly liberal, wealthy and not as powerful or evil. As you say: when the third generation patriarch died, the family interests were broken up and distributed among the heirs of three brothers. Fourth generation is spread out all over the map geographically and interest-wise and wealth is seemingly no longer concentrated, but:fifth generation is allowing a 4th gen to manage the portfolio, only it is now more diverse. All sit on BODs, all manage NGOs, all have their own Foundations, all contribute to the same side of the political spectrum. They are now involved in business, finance,film and media,education, the military (retired general officer) and religion. Family firm advises and co-ordinates finances, even acting as owner of record for subsidiary real estate holdings of a large number of related individuals. There are a lot of them, so many internecine spats and competitions, but if you look closely, they interlock, co-ordinate and complement each other in many ways. Serial marriages results in spreading the influence network. Sure, many just suck on the vast active income, but, as they mature, they get serious and there is always a slot for them somewhere influential. Or for their children and grandchildren.

    I’d say, not so fast writing off the Soros clan. It’s more like an iceberg and we only see the top protrusions. Many are still just enjoying their privilege. In twenty years, they will yearn for legacy and be in positions to slide in wherever they wish, through outright purchase, family connections or an expanded network. They will live long, healthy lives. Wealth and privilege does not mean dissolution or stupidity. A big enough sample insures some geniuses emerge.

    I no longer am close to the family members I knew, but I occasionally check on their present status. I see a core without diminution of means or opportunity and, from what I can discern at a distance, their motives are still coordinated and parallel those of Clan Soros. There are many such families around the world, no longer confined to the original family business,with at least one financier and one innovator in each generation able to marshal the assets of the entire clan when necessary.

    I shudder to think down the line another thirty years when it is possible the mere multi-billionaires are all trillionaires, intermarried and manage to throw up descendants who hark back to the ruthlessness of the patriarch(s), just waiting for a favorable confluence of events.

    In the 21st century, I’m not convinced one family must control a single aspect of commerce. In fact, one could argue that in this instance, diversity actually is a strength, since the environment changes swiftly and distribution ensures some thrive, some survive, even if some fail.

    Imagine a scenario where a Soros grandchild marries into one of the Euro royal families. Or a Rothschild, perhaps. Or both, one after the other. What is the inheritance of their children? What vast accumulations of power could result? The possible lives of these people are the stuff of dystopian fantasy romance novels. Not hard to imagine a vampire strain in the Soros line.

  • WHO THE HELL ARE THE ROTHSCHILDS?

    09/21/2016 12:07:51 PM PDT · 38 of 53
    reformedliberal to litehaus

    Their trust funds have trust funds. In multiple currencies and countries. These sorts can live for two generations on liquidated tchotskys from one of their many homes.

    Soros is already an empire. Take a look at his brother’s holdings. This is multiple billions that is known publicly. Guaranteed more is carefully hidden away from prying eyes.

    https://www.google.com/webhp?ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=Peter+Soros&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAONgFuLUz9U3SK_MNitX4gIxyw3NSsyLtVQyyq30k_NzclKTSzLz8_QLUvMLclKt0hJzM3MqFXJTc5NSi4ofMcZyC7z8cU9YKmTSmpPXGP24iNImpMbF5ppXkllSKSTDxSuFcIEGgxQ3F4LLAwAUCElEnwAAAA

    Not a shirtsleeve in the bunch since George was 14.

  • WHO THE HELL ARE THE ROTHSCHILDS?

    09/21/2016 11:57:31 AM PDT · 37 of 53
    reformedliberal to Garth Tater

    take a look (you can see the line-up at the top and each is clickable):

    https://www.google.com/webhp?ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=Peter+Soros&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAONgFuLUz9U3SK_MNitX4gIxyw3NSsyLtVQyyq30k_NzclKTSzLz8_QLUvMLclKt0hJzM3MqFXJTc5NSi4ofMcZyC7z8cU9YKmTSmpPXGP24iNImpMbF5ppXkllSKSTDxSuFcIEGgxQ3F4LLAwAUCElEnwAAAA

    I’d say they are well-positioned for the future. He procreated later in life. Rothschilds have had centuries. George is 1st generation. In 60 years, there will be a dynasty of 3-4-5 generations and counting. In the future, they will populate education, commerce (Uncle already controls ports and shipments), media/arts and investment banking. Probably politics, too, in some capacity. Thankfully, I’ll be long gone.

  • WHO THE HELL ARE THE ROTHSCHILDS?

    09/21/2016 10:00:48 AM PDT · 26 of 53
    reformedliberal to Garth Tater

    Soros is old and is leaving no dynasty behind him. When he dies his evil dies with him.
    _______________________

    Soros has 5 children.

  • There is little evidence that terrorist attacks help Donald Trump (Compost flop-sweat)

    09/21/2016 6:21:11 AM PDT · 16 of 22
    reformedliberal to OpusatFR

    They won’t allow reading of the article with adblocker.

    Pretty capitalistic of them, isn’t it?

  • Drudge Report rant (vanity)

    09/20/2016 2:30:14 PM PDT · 24 of 32
    reformedliberal to MarchonDC09122009

    I don’t listen to Rush much, these days, but when I do, he just goes down the headlines/posts from Drudge and FR.

    For all his “show prep” talk, he uses the web for his show prep.

  • Report: All Three Clintons Called the Secret Service ‘Pigs’

    09/19/2016 5:43:52 PM PDT · 27 of 45
    reformedliberal to Oldexpat

    Back in the ‘90s, we were on vacation and I met a woman whose husband was SS on POTUS detail. Before she shared that, she made a few disparaging remarks about Billy. After a couple of of those drinks with the little umbrellas I asked her how he could risk his life for someone like Clinton.

    “It’s his job.”

  • Black voters are turning from Clinton to Trump in new poll

    09/18/2016 12:43:22 PM PDT · 10 of 11
    reformedliberal to Dilbert San Diego

    I always wonder how it is, that failed presidential advisers such as Van Jones and up with a new gig on cable news programs.
    ______________
    By failed, you must mean outted beyond redemption.

    They get those gigs as a consolation ticket. Besides, they are agenda-ready and experienced in expounding on camera.

  • It’s 1828 All Over Again: Trump’s Deplorables Have Started a Peaceful Revolution

    09/18/2016 11:31:47 AM PDT · 21 of 38
    reformedliberal to Shadow44

    So what?

    History doesn’t have to repeat or even rhyme. It just has to scan.

    Oppressed masses this time are the formerly ascendant. So maybe it’s a reclamation instead of a revolution? No matter: a diverse majority is turning against the establishment. Good enough for a start.

  • It’s 1828 All Over Again: Trump’s Deplorables Have Started a Peaceful Revolution

    09/18/2016 11:27:56 AM PDT · 19 of 38
    reformedliberal to Crucial

    I’ve been saying for months that Trump is an old-fashioned Dem in the style of Give-’em-hell Harry.

    It makes the “Trump-is-a-loose-cannon crowd stop and consider. The more liberal ones counter that Truman dropped an A-bomb.

  • Hillary book getting bombed on Amazon--Hilarious reviews.

    09/18/2016 5:29:11 AM PDT · 157 of 158
    reformedliberal to moonhawk

    Referencing the M.O. of the troll, in general.

  • Hillary book getting bombed on Amazon--Hilarious reviews.

    09/17/2016 1:05:11 PM PDT · 154 of 158
    reformedliberal to moonhawk

    No argument. I just don’t think using a venue like Amazon reviews is the way to do it. There are lots of authors whose writing is political. Real critique and discussion is valid and valuable. But slamming someone via their reviews as a political troll will spill over onto people on our own side. The potential is there to invalidate the entire public review process, which is important, especially for indie writers.

    People already give one-star reviews to authors based solely on disagreement with a character’s politics. That is unfortunate and a misuse of freedom of speech. It seeks to penalize someone for creative thought and expression when the object is to evaluate presentation, skill and mastery of form and material. Still, done individually, it is a valid form of critique. Done en masse, it reeks of bullying.

    I’m not against ridicule of the deserving. I’m not even against trolling, per se. I just wish this particular venue was not polluted by political action. I would hate to see this done to Bracken or Coonts or Trump or any future writer presenting our side of things. It feeds the stupid *haters gonna hate* memes as well as destroys the KDP platform, which is vital to very capitalistic and entrepreneurial creative expressions used by independent writers to break free of controlling traditional publishing restrictions. Which, BTW, is why a writer like Stephen Coonts had to publish his latest work, ‘Liberty’s Last Stand’, with Regnery because liberal trad publishers wouldn’t touch a book where the tyrant is named Barry Soetoro. Book highly recommended, BTW,

    Wanna Alinsky Hillary? Go to Cafe Press or the other printing sites, make your meme, put your own money where your own mouth is, set up your own online store on your own domain and ridicule Hillary or the progs forever. Don’t sh!+ in some one else’s watershed and call it political activism.

    When I saw this thread, I was expecting well-thought out, witty and valid negative reviews. God knows, she deserves them, the book deserves them and Kaine deserves them. What I found was a juvenile, endlessly self-indulgent and derivative pile-on which I dislike for the reasons stated above.

    But, feel free to denigrate my reaction with repetitive ad hominems because it violates the group-think of the day. Online graffiti for its own sake is always cathartic for the tagger, no matter how destructive to the chosen venue. In this case, Amazon reviews are posted on private property made available free of charge to readers who bought (or downloaded on promotion) a book for their personal opinions regarding published work and, IMO, this is vandalism.

    I have seen books/authors trolled before. I am not faint of heart, but the examples I have witnessed were directed at a teen author’s successful romance novel solely because the trollers’ novels failed. In that instance, Amazon acted.

    YMMV

  • Hillary book getting bombed on Amazon--Hilarious reviews.

    09/17/2016 7:51:33 AM PDT · 135 of 158
    reformedliberal to moonhawk

    How many people are going to catch the lack of verified purchases and the contrast with the rankings?

    My surprise is that Amazon doesn’t take them down, especially considering that, according to the rankings, the book is doing well on Kindle. I think KDP pays out $25k bonuses for sustained #1 rankings within a keyword designation.

    No other author’s work would be subjected to this sort of abuse. One complaint to Amazon and this sort of trolling is ended quickly. A traditional publisher like Simon & Schuster should have marketing people watching this sort of thing and stopping it.

    I despise and abhor Clinton. But a trolling program, while highlighting the wit of the reviewers, is sort of sad. Let her book fall on it’s own lack of merit. Simon & Schuster is laughing all the way to the bank. After a little scrutiny, this reflects poorly on the cadre of trolls, not Clinton or the publisher. It can backfire and provide them some undeserved sympathy.

    Another interesting observation: why isn’t Amazon in her corner, being such huge libs? It’s as though they think her publisher might benefit.

    I also don’t want to see the book reviews become politicized. Who’s next as a target? Trump? Matt Bracken? Stephen Coonts?

  • Hillary book getting bombed on Amazon--Hilarious reviews.

    09/17/2016 2:13:54 AM PDT · 113 of 158
    reformedliberal to faithhopecharity

    Why are they even there? Not a single one is a verified purchase. Look at her stats:
    Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,132 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

    #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > History > Women in History
    #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > History > Modern (16th-21st Centuries) > 21st Century
    #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Politics & Social Sciences > Politics & Government > Ideologies & Doctrines

    That is major money from Amazon.

    I read it only sold 2900+ the 1st week. If so, how does she achieve those rankings? Is it just a case of no competitors in her keyword categories?

    Whatever is going on, these are troll reviews.

  • CBS News Reporter has Major Meltdown on Live TV ( Trump screws media into ground)

    09/17/2016 1:32:28 AM PDT · 52 of 156
    reformedliberal to ozzymandus

    We pulled the plug in 2008, but as I recall, Garret sold out sometime in W’s first term. I do remember the reporter with that name, but I also remember thinking he had switched sides.

    There’s a lesson here. No one can be trusted.

  • Trump walks onstage to theme of 'Les Miserables,' greets 'deplorables' at his Miami rally

  • Clinton leads Trump as Americans shrug off her pneumonia scare: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    09/16/2016 5:13:56 PM PDT · 72 of 101
    reformedliberal to combat_boots

    She only wears designer/bespoke, where an *8* is a generous 14. Hell, even cheap clothing these days says something is a six when it varies, mostly around an 8. Not to mention *relaxed* and *stretch*.

    Nothing new, either. Back in the day, the late 50s-early 60s, I worked retail. We were told to change tags when at all possible and present the heftier customers with *12s* that were really 16s. And clothing back then was not skimpy in cut and had generous seams. Back then, not all clothing had sewn in size labels.

    I do have to say, I don’t recall any such thing as a 1X back then, let alone the higher X sizes. In kids, they were called chubby or hefty. Men’s large sizes were Big & Tall.

    Shoes vary so much, that in the cheaper shops, it’s a complete crap shoot, men as well as women. Expensive shoes made in America are mostly true to size, in my experience.

  • New Poll: Trump Leading Clinton In Nevada

    09/16/2016 12:08:14 PM PDT · 6 of 15
    reformedliberal to MichaelCorleone

    SEIU. Whatever they now call ACORN. Las Vegas is heavy union territory.

  • Dr. Feelgood's Tonic: The Cinton is Getting Needled with "B-12 As Needed"

    09/15/2016 3:27:40 PM PDT · 22 of 39
    reformedliberal to MamaB

    My elderly cat is getting B vitamins weekly. She’s gaining weight and not kvetching so much. Asked the vet what the diagnosis was and he said, “Everything and nothing. She’s old.”

    I remember getting those shots 50 years ago while pregnant. Just vitamins, nothing more, but they stopped the excessive *morning sickness* I had 24/7. Got them in a buttock and they hurt a lot.

  • Dr. Milton Wolf, Obama's Cousin, Catches Lie in Hillary Clinton Medical Report

    09/15/2016 8:38:18 AM PDT · 139 of 150
    reformedliberal to beckysueb

    Makes sense. There’s a quote from her that “People are always grabbing my arms and they get sore.” I figured that referred to catching her when she fell, although she wanted it to sound like the masses are always trying to touch her.

    I’ve never seen an adult diaper...the ads make them look rather form-fitting, though.

    The blood thinners might make her cold all the time, too? Don’t really know for sure.

    I favor long—three-quarter sleeves, due to old lady triceps, but I still wear jeans and a t-shirt for every day.I’m 5’2” and 135 pounds. I wear longjohns under size 6-8 jeans in the winter. The jeans fit fine and I still have no butt.

    No way she weighs 137. I figure 180+ or so.

  • Dr. Milton Wolf, Obama's Cousin, Catches Lie in Hillary Clinton Medical Report

    09/15/2016 2:20:48 AM PDT · 86 of 150
    reformedliberal to nopardons

    I’m still trying to figure out WHY she wears winter/fall type clothes in the summer. Nothing she does makes any sense at all!


    Does dementia interfere with either temperature regulation or perception of temperature? I did a quick search, but can’t find an answer.

    Top of my head: some sort of circulatory system issue makes her feel cold, no matter the external temperature?

    I have mild peripheral neuropathy and my feet will often feel cold. She is in air conditioning most of the time, I assume, which can make that worse.

    Still, I’m puzzled by her wardrobe, too.

  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/14/2016 7:43:12 PM PDT · 71 of 128
    reformedliberal to mylife

    I make a simple apple and pork chop dish with Granny Smiths (my fave.

    Make a pile of chopped Granny Smith apples and a little chopped onion. Top with pre-browned thick pork chops seasoned with lemon pepper. Spread some apple/onion mix on top of the chops. Cover. Bake 350 45 minutes. Uncover. Clear apple/onion from the chops and mix into pan juices. Bake 15” to further brown and reduce juices. Quick, simple and the meat is juicy and well-flavored.

  • 'This Is Much Deeper Than Pneumonia': Ed Klein on Hillary's Health Issues

    09/14/2016 11:13:38 AM PDT · 94 of 127
    reformedliberal to ADSUM

    Sure, if they get caught.

    Considering what such evidence might be worth, there are people who would take pains to obtain it for a payday that might make a salary moot.

    The medical records system is distributed. Use adequate precautions and the Clinton machine might never know who/when/where. They may also have so many fires to put off, the perp would be long gone by the time they got around to it.

    The world of oppo research is also distributed and capable of stealth.

  • 'This Is Much Deeper Than Pneumonia': Ed Klein on Hillary's Health Issues

    09/14/2016 8:07:22 AM PDT · 35 of 127
    reformedliberal to Dilbert San Diego

    Crushing depression is one of the symptoms of these diseases. The sort of depression that puts people on the floor, sobbing. Suicide is not unthinkable.

  • 'This Is Much Deeper Than Pneumonia': Ed Klein on Hillary's Health Issues

    09/14/2016 8:03:22 AM PDT · 34 of 127
    reformedliberal to jokemoke

    Supposedly only the patient can legally release records. But this is high-profile patient and many low-level workers see the records, risking a leak. Ditto hospitalization. Anonymous leaks can be done. Clintons are rightly paranoid.

    Also, insurance companies can see records. Sure, she has Cadillac coverage, but risk is risk. Probably made a calculation that she can afford to handle it out of the system. Not like there’s some easily-accessed cure available inside the system.

  • 'This Is Much Deeper Than Pneumonia': Ed Klein on Hillary's Health Issues

    09/14/2016 7:56:33 AM PDT · 29 of 127
    reformedliberal to lancium

    Maybe not officially diagnosed.

    Personally, I avoid the medical system. I have a few minor problems, all of which I not only researched but keep tabs on and, in some cases, have successfully managed with OTC/herbal treatments. BUT, if I experienced dysphagia, ataxia, TIA, tremor, I would, reluctantly get it checked. IF I felt the need to keep the dx out of the system, I would see one of those practices that doesn’t take insurance. These docs usually don’t have admitting privileges because they are out of the system, but around here, they are older and working precisely because they want to do medicine, not bureaucracy.

    Hillary can get herself worked up without having a record made. She could easily travel abroad where several treatments are used that aren’t available in the US. Her options are open.

    When Bill said her doctors had no idea what was wrong with her, I suspected she is suffering with a Corticobasal Degeneration Syndrome. Like Parkinson’s or other neuro syndromes, it covers a lot of territory, but takes detailed tests to determine exactly what to call it. Even then, people differ and she could have some individual type of problem. Clintonian parsing, again.

    And, frankly, to quote herself:”What difference at this point does it make?” The drugs and treatments and progression are very similar.

    Netflix has “Boss”, a series where the Mayor of Chicago has Lewey Body Dementia. It’s been awhile, so I’m unsure where in the show the diagnosis and dramatization of the illness might be. But I remember those scenes. They are powerful enough to make the viewer feel sympathy for a despicable character. These are awful diseases. In the show, the protagonist does utilize off-the-books care, showing how it can be done without a public record.

  • What happens if Clinton drops out?

    09/14/2016 3:45:44 AM PDT · 35 of 81
    reformedliberal to ClearCase_guy

    Isn’t it the same thing as when a candidate drops out or loses? Pay the campaign bills, close the books and the rest is theirs? I think a lot of people run with no chance of winning just to see how much they can make in donations.

  • What if?

    09/13/2016 5:14:45 PM PDT · 15 of 32
    reformedliberal to NY.SS-Bar9

    I’ve had similar thoughts that we’re being played.

    The only person who has to be psyched out though, is Trump, himself. They are both still who they are. If she’s faking, it doesn’t make her any more appealing or him any less smart or charismatic.

    He seems to be a quick study. If they throw minutia at him, he should be up on the details. We’ve already seen that he can handle knife attacks. Certainly, he’s prepping for gotchas while she will be handled with kid gloves.

    OTOH, what would she gain from pretending to have a neurological disease? Would she actually spaz out to avoid a debate? Backfire.

    No, I think it’s just paranoia on our part, overthinking the situation. Her public display of symptoms goes back a decade. This is the first we’ve heard of good old dehydration. Even after several bouts of severe flu, we never heard she was dehydrated to the point of passing out.

    I know someone with a condition that makes them prone to severe dehydration. Her husband often works 3rd shift and she has driven herself 50 miles to the ER more than once. She’s over 50 and never once seized or fell or hit her head or fainted or broke a bone. She pushes Gatoraode for the short term and once she has an IV in, she’s good as new in 12-24 hours.

    Multiple strokes-documented. Multiple clots-documented. The hoarseness isn’t faked, even if the coughing might be (I don’t think so). Those blue glasses are supervillan accessories, so doubt they’re a ploy. She doesn’t need excuses to say : “I don’t recall”. She’s been doing it for decades.

    The one thing I can think of that might *save* her is the *disabled* angle. Right now, it’s trendy to out one’s disability: models in wheelchairs, colostomy patients in bikini shoots, acid-scarred women in photo shoots, supermodels posting make-up free selfies, etc. But she’s ignoring that life ring. The crux of the out disabled angle is the sheer bravery of being honest about it and she’s not being honest.

    Let her show up perky and ready and go the distance. She’s still Hillary and he’s still the Donald. Nothing changes. And there are three debates.

  • 'Believe me': People say Trump's language is affecting political discourse 'bigly'

    09/13/2016 2:08:08 PM PDT · 37 of 42
    reformedliberal to catbertz

    Well, “worked like a demon...” is probably accurate, considering who he’s describing. He may not understand how accurate he is. It’s not a simile.

  • Dance helps people with Parkinson’s disease

    09/13/2016 1:46:26 PM PDT · 22 of 27
    reformedliberal to Enchante

    I read the apartment was a wedding gift from Hillary and Bill. Also, Chelsea gets $1M.year for her *work* at the Clinton foundation. From the few other billionaires I’ve known, it is not unusual to get new, expensive cars, property and cash for gifts throughout the year. Spouses without means can receive 6 bespoke suits, for example. Wouldn’t want them to embarrass the family.

    Oh, and don’t forget that at 21, most get BOD positions paying $50,000-$100,000 a year each and requiring 2-4 meetings a year.

    When they receive their trust funds,they set up their own charitable foundations. They then solicit donations for it. It gives them something to do, they pay themselves a salary, write off trips and reward their friends who might be less fortunate.

    Younger ones hook up with those like themselves, pick some country they like, import something, usually a craft item made by women, set up pop-up shops. If it makes money, great. If not, they can always use the write-off and the vacations there are a business expense. It keeps them off the street.

    It’s a rough life.

  • VANITY: Seth Rich?

    09/13/2016 7:26:23 AM PDT · 7 of 11
    reformedliberal to OKSooner

    I have no idea, although I’d love some answers.

    However, Trump and his top campaign people are connected and have networks going back decades. They aren’t unsophisticated rubes. They are all players. I highly doubt Trump is in the dark about anything. Actually, I think he knows so much he simply had to run.

    I’d love to see something incontrovertible break about a week before the election. Won’t affect the early voting, of course, but 5-7 days of non-stop disclosures that cannot be ignored, spun or explained away, would maybe galvanize people away from Hillary. Even if they stayed home or wrote in Bernie, it would take away D votes.

  • Clinton Team Avoided ER to conceal details of her medical treatment

    09/13/2016 7:12:42 AM PDT · 23 of 33
    reformedliberal to RayChuang88

    For a while the past few weeks, I wondered if the searches for diapers and neuro meds was being done for Bill. He looks like the Crypt Keeper these days.

    Any FReepers in NYC have any pics of the back entrance to the building that Chelsea supposedly lives in? I saw an article claiming the back entrance led to a PT facility.

    Oh, and while I’m requesting input, the supposed 3 minute TV announcement on ABC that Hillary had died at Montefiore Hospital caused me to wonder where this hospital might be and what its specialties are? Does her MD have admitting privileges there?

    Twenty years ago I knew some folks who were attempting to start a private medical practice out here in the sticks. I heard that even with used medical equipment, the price tag was an estimated $1.5M. Affordable if you are a Clinton, I guess.

  • Clinton’s reluctance to drink water causing tension with her staff: report

    09/12/2016 7:37:17 PM PDT · 166 of 210
    reformedliberal to T-Bone Texan

    Google “Ultra Gel” Saved me more than once.

  • Clinton’s reluctance to drink water causing tension with her staff: report

    09/12/2016 7:23:57 PM PDT · 154 of 210
    reformedliberal to SERKIT

    If she has an indwelling catheter and a bag, there’s no problem with leakage.

    If she’s active and healthy, as she claims, she can drink a little water and get thru her schedule without needing to pee.

    If her coughing makes her leak, there are adhesive pads available. The smallest ones seem to hold a lot of liquid....same stuff as baby diapers. So, if she leaked some, it wouldn’t smell or drip and she could change it a hour later w/o a problem.

    If she has no bladder control, doesn’t wear a catheter, then even the smallest amount a water would make no difference....she’d dribble continuously as the kidneys filter blood to produce urine.

    Weak sphincters, I believe, can be repaired surgically.If not, we’re back to catheters and pads.

    This is all ridiculous. You have a problem, find a solution. Multiple solutions exist.

  • Every Doctor in America Just Noticed Something SICK About Hillary Clinton’s Glasses!

    09/12/2016 10:20:32 AM PDT · 18 of 82
    reformedliberal to MichaelCorleone

    Queen Elizabeth drives all over her own huge estates. She’s 90 and loves to drive.

    We have an elderly (80+) relative with multiple physical debilities, including the need for external oxygen, who still drives, despite being resident in a very exclusive, expensive retiree community with transport available anytime, anywhere.

    I have a friend who just turned 90 who still drives. She’s had 2 cataract operations, some AFib and a stubborn benign vertigo. No accidents, either. Drives highways 45 miles each way to the nearest city.

  • The Stages of Parkinson's Disease

    09/12/2016 4:59:52 AM PDT · 10 of 22
    reformedliberal to Jemian

    There are subsets of Parkinsons Disease. There is a set of conditions simply labeled Corticobasal Degeneration Syndrome which has many presentations of symptoms. People can and do live 20 years with some of these conditions. Even with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s, there are individual variations in symptoms/presentation.

    Don’t discount the effect of will on longevity and endurance.

    We are bombarded with cautionary warnings about the fragility of human life, but modern medicine can and does rescue people every day from many conditions.

  • (NBC News) Hillary Clinton's Health Scare: 9 Unanswered Questions

    09/12/2016 4:47:13 AM PDT · 46 of 130
    reformedliberal to GrandJediMasterYoda

    I am not an apologist. I can’t stand Hillary.

    BUT:
    1)There is glare even on cloudy days. She’s 69 with some vision problems from whatever it is. Also, sunglasses hide the eye bags.
    2) That photo from Chelsea’s apartment is vertically compressed. It’s like watching current format video on an old-fashioned TV (like I do).

  • MXene: Scientists Create Extra Thin Coating to Clean Up 'Electromagnetic Pollution'

    09/12/2016 3:53:57 AM PDT · 19 of 21
    reformedliberal to roadcat

    Take a look at the Krylon line. I think they have sprayed aluminum, maybe copper, too.

  • Breaking – Clinton Doctor: “Hillary Has Pneumonia” – Similar Excuse from October 2012…

    09/11/2016 4:51:34 PM PDT · 51 of 166
    reformedliberal to DaltonNC

    If she has aspiration pneumonia resulting from difficulty swallowing, the vaccine won’t prevent that. It is also not contagious. The aspirated substance causes the infection, which is from the bacteria that live in the mouth and gut.

  • Did Hillary have a tonic seizure?? (Vanity)

    09/11/2016 2:03:00 PM PDT · 71 of 104
    reformedliberal to Art in Idaho

    Weird. I played the 2nd video for my husband and his first comment was, “Is that her? Is that a body double?”

  • Here is the zoomed Twitter video of hiLIARys #medicalepisode.

    09/11/2016 10:13:47 AM PDT · 116 of 149
    reformedliberal to ilgipper

    I just watched it 1 hr after your post.

  • We've Got Video! Hillary Faints at 9/11 Memorial.

    09/11/2016 10:04:57 AM PDT · 132 of 261
    reformedliberal to FR_addict

    On the original Twitter post, EVERY media outlet in the world, TV and web, requested permission to use the clip (20 seconds) with credit. It is everywhere. No hiding this.

  • Google News Search With Latest Links to Clinton Health Incident

    09/11/2016 8:28:01 AM PDT · 31 of 78
    reformedliberal to JLAGRAYFOX

    30% humidity! Meaning it was very comfortable outside.