HOME/ABOUT  Prayer  SCOTUS  ProLife  BangList  Aliens  StatesRights  ConventionOfStates  WOT  HomosexualAgenda  GlobalWarming  Corruption  Taxes  Congress  Fraud  MediaBias  GovtAbuse  Tyranny  Obama  ObamaCare  Elections  Polls  Debates  Trump  Carson  Cruz  Bush  OPSEC  Benghazi  InfoSec  BigBrother  IRS  Scandals  TalkRadio  TeaParty  FreeperBookClub  HTMLSandbox  FReeperEd  FReepathon  CopyrightList  Copyright/DMCA Notice 

Working on the last $8k! Let's get 'er done! Thank you very much for your loyal support, Jim

Or by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $79,674
Woo hoo!! And now less than $8.4k to go!! Thank you all very much!!

Chit/Chat (General/Chat)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • U.S. troops have been battling ISIS for a long time

    11/30/2015 6:18:36 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11-30-2015 | L. Todd Wood
    Last year, the Obama administration deployed 300 advisers to help the Iraqis oppose the Islamic State. According to the president, these troops would be training and assisting allied troops but “American combat troops are not going to be fighting in Iraq again.” It seems this may not have been the whole truth as the Kurdish Peshmerga has told the Guardian that American troops have been involved in active fighting for months. Kurdish soldiers have shown smartphone video of American special forces actively involved in battles, at times even running in front of Peshmerga troops. In other situations, the Kurds have...
  • China may be trying to take over a critical US air base in the Atlantic (Just ran into this, is all)

    11/30/2015 6:16:55 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | Michael Rubin, Commentary Magazine | Michael Rubin
    Over Thanksgiving, I briefly visited the Azores, an archipelago in the middle of the North Atlantic, home to Lajes Field, a Portuguese Air Force Base that's also home to the US Air Force's 65th Air Base Wing. http://www.businessinsider.com/china-may-be-trying-to-take-over-a-critical-us-air-base-in-the-atlantic-2015-11
  • Bernie Sanders Undergoing Medical Treatment In D.C.

    11/30/2015 5:53:55 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 39 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11-30-2015 | Nadya Agrawal
    Sen. Bernie Sander (I-Vt.) is having an elective outpatient procedure Monday at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Sanders, 74, is having a hernia repair procedure. The Democratic presidential hopeful is slated to return to his Senate duties on Tuesday, according to Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs. The senator has been gaining on Democratic Party favorite Hillary Clinton in primary polls this summer. His presidential campaign has been characterized by a denouncement of super PACs and a push to expand social rights such as free college education.
  • History Channel at 8:00 p.m. central "The Making of Trump"

    11/30/2015 5:39:24 PM PST · by Cats Pajamas · 55 replies
    Coming on in twenty minutes on History Channel.
  • ‘This Is Not a Day Care’: Read College President’s Scathing Open Letter...

    11/30/2015 5:00:50 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/28/2015 | Dave Urbanski
    In the face of college students far and wide complaining about emotional “triggers” they see and hear, annexing “safe spaces” where opposing views can’t hurt their feelings and even threatening free speech, Everett Piper is seemingly fed up with it all. The president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University began his recent open letter to students with a story it appears he could hardly believe himself. “This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt ‘victimized’ by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13,” Piper explained in his letter...
  • 50 years later, the gospel truth behind why tonight’s ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ endures

    11/30/2015 2:52:17 PM PST · by windcliff · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11-30-15 | Michael Cavena
    The debut of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” would capture not only the Emmy and Peabody awards, but also roughly half the people watching television across America. And its place in the nation’s holiday hearth has remained fixed ever since. As the special celebrates its 49th anniversary this week — and the strip enjoys its 64th year — ABC airs the “Peanuts” special tonight (the first time of the season for the full, not-edited-for-commercial-constraints version). As viewers tune in to see a sparse and wilting “Charlie Brown Christmas tree” — a conifer embodiment of “Chuck’s” hard-luck seasonal mood that soon entered...
  • Suspected Burglar Stuck in Chimney Dies After Homeowner Starts Fire in Fireplace

    11/30/2015 2:51:53 PM PST · by Cowman · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 29, 2015 6:00pm | Dave Urbanski
    FRESNO, Calif. (TheBlaze/AP) — Authorities say a suspected burglar has died after getting stuck in a chimney in central California. It seems the man climbed into the chimney sometime Friday night while the owner of the home in the rural town of Huron was away — and then the man became stuck, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office told Reuters. The homeowner heard someone yell inside the chimney after lighting a fire in his fireplace Saturday afternoon and alerted authorities, Lt. Brandon Pursell said. The homeowner tried to put out the fire as his house began to fill with smoke, Pursell...
  • Sununu: If Trump Is the Nominee, the GOP Will Lose Senate, House and Presidency (Bunk)

    11/30/2015 1:57:26 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Nov 2015 | by Pam Key
    Monday on NewsmaxTV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” former White House chief of staff to President George H. W. Bush and former Gov. John H. Sununu (R-NH) said if Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wins the nomination Republicans will get swept in national elections in 2016. http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/11/30/sununu-if-trump-is-the-nominee-the-gop-will-lose-senate-house-and-presidency/
  • Is Donald Trump shifting to a "General Election" stance? Seems to take more shots at HRC, Obama

    11/30/2015 1:39:33 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    11/30/15 | sff
    Asking fellow FREEPers...I follow Trump on twitter, and see the stories here on FR. I seem to sense that DT thinks he is in a good enough position NOW on the primary front that he can now aim at the Demon Rats. I see more criticism of Shrillary and the Narcissist than I did in the beginning of his campaign, when he seemed more obsessed with taking down his fellow Republicans. Opinions?
  • Donald Trump "We need a great leader- now!"

    11/30/2015 12:26:00 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 5 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 11/30/15 | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump "We need a great leader- now!"
  • Algebra Scores Prompt Second Look at Revamped Regents Exams

    11/30/2015 10:35:59 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11-30-2015 | KATE TAYLOR
    Here is the thorny math problem facing New York State education officials: If the percentage of students passing the Algebra I exam falls to 63 percent from 72 percent, and the passing grade is scheduled to increase by 14 points in coming years, should the test be made easier? In 2013, concerned that high school graduates were not prepared for college, the State Board of Regents revamped the exams students must pass to graduate, starting with the English and Algebra I tests. The board decided that, where previously students needed a score of only 65 on a 100-point scale to...
  • Target website down on Cyber Monday traffic

    11/30/2015 10:20:45 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-30-2015
    Discount retailer Target Corp's website was down due to heavy traffic on Cyber Monday. Shoppers looking for bargains on www.target.com/ were greeted with an error message: "So sorry, but high traffic's causing delays. If you wouldn't mind holding, we'll refresh automatically & get things going ASAP." "Both traffic and order volumes are exceeding Target's Thursday Black Friday event ... To help manage the volume, we have been metering traffic to the site," Target spokeswoman Jamie Bastian said. The company, the fourth largest U.S. retailer, said it was working to restore Target.com to full functionality. Website performance monitor Catchpoint Systems said...
  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Is Not A Show About Survival, But About Humanity

    11/30/2015 9:52:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 81 replies
    thefederalist ^ | Nov. 27, 2015 | Jay Caruso
    Since “The Walking Dead” premiered in 2010, non-fans have often asked fans about the appeal of the show: “Who wants to watch people constantly on the run from zombies?” They mistakenly equated the show with feature films about zombies. Zombie movies almost always have the same underlying theme: survival. From “Night Of The Living Dead” to “28 Days Later” to “World War Z,” there is only one question viewers pose to themselves: “Will the characters survive?” There is never enough time to go beyond the theme of survival and really become invested in the characters. In “The Walking Dead,”...
  • Russia bans George Soros charity as ‘security threat’

    11/30/2015 9:04:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | Nov. 30, 2015 | Kalyeena Makortoff
    Russia has banned a pro-democracy charity founded by hedge fund billionaire George Soros, saying the organization posed a threat to both state security and the Russian constitution. In a statement released Monday morning, Russia's General Prosecutor's Office said two branches of Soros' charity network — the Open Society Foundations (OSF) and the Open Society Institute (OSI) — would be placed on a "stop list" of foreign non-governmental organizations whose activities have been deemed "undesirable" by the Russian state. "It was found that the activity of the Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation represents a threat to...
  • Skeptical Climate Documentary Set to Rock UN Climate Summit – ‘Climate Hustle’

    11/30/2015 6:54:48 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | 11/29/2015 | Marc Morano
    (Sorbonne, Paris) CFACT will hold the world premiere of its long-awaited Climate Hustle skeptical documentary film at an invitation-only red carpet event in Paris during the UN’s COP 21 international summit on climate change. Featuring interviews and comments from more than 30 renowned scientists and climate experts, Climate Hustle lays out compelling evidence that devastates the global warming scare. Film host Marc Morano, founder and publisher of CFACT’s award-winning Climate Depot news and information service, leads viewers on a fact-finding and often times hilarious journey through the propaganda-laced world of “climate change” claims. The film is the first climate documentary...
  • Florida ‘Muslim-free’ gun shop owner wins discrimination suit

    11/30/2015 6:22:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 8 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    A federal discrimination lawsuit filed by a Muslim activist group against a Florida gun retailer owner who declared his shop a “Muslim-Free Zone” has been dismissed. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom ruled that Florida Gun Supply owner Andy Hallinans sign was protected by the First Amendment, and the activists couldn’t prove they were injured by the action, a local NBC affiliate reported.The plaintiff, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Florida, has 30 days to appeal the decision. Mr. Hallinan made headlines earlier this year when he declared his Inverness store a 'Muslim-free zone' in the wake of the shooting of...
  • Shell-BG Merger Takes Another Step Forward.

    11/19/2015 8:26:19 PM PST · by Rabin · 3 replies
    Rigzone ^ | Thursday, November 19, 2015 | Chee Yew Cheang
    Royal Dutch Shell plc's acquisition of BG Group plc took another step forward with the receipt of unconditional merger clearance from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the company said Thursday. Following previously announced clearances in Brazil and the European Union, three of the five pre-conditions to the Shell-BG merger have now been satisfied, leaving only approvals from Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board and China’s Ministry of Commerce outstanding.
  • (From Someone's Private Twitter account on November 27) Republican Primary Polls(Snapshot)(Vanity)

    11/29/2015 7:59:34 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 14 replies
    Trump Leads!
  • 'Truly amazing' scientific discovery on adaptation of Yakutian horses to cold

    11/29/2015 7:27:04 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 43 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | November 28, 2015
    'Truly amazing' scientific discovery on adaptation of Yakutian horses to cold By The Siberian Times reporter 28 November 2015 Fast track evolution as great Siberian symbol is surprisingly unmasked as an immigrant breed. Researchers say these horses, which seem so well attuned to the harsh cold with thick, dense winter coats, their armour against temperatures of minus 70C (minus 94F), are incomers that only arrived in these parts within the last 800 years.Picture:Maria Vasilyeva The resilient Yakutian horses are one of the great native sights of the Sakha Republic - or Yakutia. In their way as much a part of...
  • Kobe Bryant to retire after this season

    11/29/2015 4:31:34 PM PST · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    Kobe Bryant announced Sunday on the Players' Tribune website that he will retire after this season, saying "this season is all I have left to give." In a piece entitled "Dear Basketball," the 37-year-old Bryant wrote that the sport of basketball "gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream and I'll always love you for it."
  • The Grocery Shopping Assault Course

    11/29/2015 2:27:50 PM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 13 replies
    Experience | 11/29/2015 | blueunicorn6
    Many people have Thansgiving traditions. One of our neighbors has the Thanksgiving tradition of getting drunk and running over our mailbox. Last summer, I cemented in our mailbox and used heavy pipe. Cut his car in half this Thanksgiving like Grandpa using the electric knife on the turkey. When the cops pulled him out of the left half of the car, he was yelling at them that he'd never win the race with a pit crew as slow as them. One of our family traditions is that I do the Thanksgiving grocery shopping. I feel it's part of the manly...
  • Happy Birthday to Me......

    11/29/2015 1:17:16 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 55 replies
    29 November 2015 | Self
    Today is my 15th FR Anniversary. In that time I've seen the rise and fall of the Clintons, 9/11, Bush, and Obama. I've posted 1191 threads, and 18,994 posts. I've seen a lot of good FReepers come and go, and a lot of not-so-good FReepers come and go. I've truly enjoyed my time here and this has become my go-to site for any news that happens around the world. I've learned that FR and its denizens can be counted upon to break most news stories quickly and reasonably accurately. The discussions here have not only opened my eyes to new...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 11/29/ 7-11pm est

    11/29/2015 1:18:55 PM PST · by Vision · 34 replies
    WAMU ^ | 11/29/15 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • Al Markim of Space Cadet Passes Away (played Astro on Tom Corbett, Space Cadet)

    11/29/2015 11:49:17 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    File 770 ^ | November 28, 2015 | Mike Glyer
    Actor Al Markim, who played the role of Astro, the Venusian friend of Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, died November 24 at the age of 88.
  • Aaron Gardner - Colorado Police cannot confirm "baby part" quote from Dear

    11/29/2015 11:46:42 AM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Called COS-JIC and they could not confirm "baby parts" comment and reminded that for official information go to them. #COSshooting— Aaron Gardner (@Aaron_RS) November 29, 2015
  • Sinead O'Connor Allegedly Posts Possible Suicide Note on Facebook Page

    11/29/2015 11:32:47 AM PST · by windcliff · 81 replies
    Billboard ^ | 11-29-15 | Karen Bliss
    UPDATE: Sinead O'Connor is reportedly "safe and sound" and receiving medical assistance, according to Irish police. A distressing update appeared on Sinead O'Connor's Facebook page on Sunday (Nov. 29). The status, which comes from her verified Facebook page and appears to have been written by the singer-songwriter, includes the sentence, "I have taken an overdose" and reads like a possible suicide note. She added she is staying at a hotel room in Ireland under a different name. Over the past 24 hours, there have been a series of disturbing posts on her Facebook, stemming from a battle with Irish folk...
  • Georgia fires coach Mark Richt after 15 seasons

    11/29/2015 11:24:31 AM PST · by Perdogg · 55 replies
    Georgia has fired coach Mark Richt, according to various reports. ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach was the first to report the move. Georgia will hold a press conference on Monday. Richt was 145-51 in 15 seasons with the Bulldogs, including a 9-3 record this year. The Bulldogs defeated Georgia Tech on Saturday to end the regular season
  • LSU says Les Miles to stay; Tigers beat Texas A&M 19-7

    11/29/2015 8:05:36 AM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Les Miles rode across the Tiger Stadium field on the shoulders of his players while fans chanted his name.  It would have been quite a send-off, except LSU's administration doesn't want him going anywhere after all. Minutes after LSU closed the regular season with a 19-7 victory over Texas A&M, athletic director Joe Alleva said Miles will remain the coach. The announcement capped more than a week of speculation that Miles was on the verge of losing his job after his first three-game losing streak in his 11 years at LSU.
  • 103rd CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Redblacks v Edmonton Eskimos (-7.5; O/U 53; -110)

    11/29/2015 6:41:24 AM PST · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    Sunday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m. ET - Investors Group Field, Winnipeg, Manitoba; ESPN2 (United States), TSN (Canada, English), RDS (Canada, French) - Internet RDS.ca Temperature: 22 Deg F (Clear) Halftime Act : Fall Out Boys
  • The Official Fallout 4 Thread

    11/28/2015 7:53:03 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 296 replies
    11/28./2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Had to do it. Had to create the thread. The game is too damned good. This thread is reserved for hardcore gamers who play Fallout 4. Norm, KC, TADSLOS and I have hijacked so many threads discussing this game, I felt we needed our own thread.Fallout 4 is amazing. The content is excessively large. There is so much to explore, you could replay this game 10 times and not find every mission or quest. The characters are so much better fleshed out than any other game I have played. Even the radio announcer of Diamond City Radio will have you...
  • Obama, Complaining of Sore Throat, Diagnosed With Acid RefluxMY TITLE: Obama's History of Smoking P

    President Barack Obama, who had medical tests on Saturday after complaining of a sore throat, is suffering from acid reflux, the president's physician said. "The president's symptoms are consistent with soft tissue inflammation related to acid reflux and will be treated accordingly," Obama's doctor, Captain Ronny Jackson, said in a statement. Acid reflux is a condition in which the stomach contents flow back up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing such symptoms as heartburn and sore throat. Special: Nursing Home Nightmare, 3 Ways to Live In Your Home Forever Obama, 53, went to Walter Reed military hospital for a...
  • "Turkey Of The Year"?,There Can Only Be One Nominee,Is It Beyond Obvious?

    11/28/2015 5:18:21 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 15 replies
    The Friday edition of "The Five" were having their "Turkey Of The Year" nominees.If anyone watched it, you had to have wondered why none of the five hosts nominated Hillary Clinton. What makes anyone a Turkey? Let's see, someone who continues to make a turkey/jackass of him/herself every time they speak and "Attempt To Tell The Truth"? Who else but Hillary Clinton should win the award for "Turkey Of The Year". Maybe no one on "The Five" wanted to be honest in fear of their lives if they all agreed it was Hillary?
  • Fate of ObamaCare co-ops uncertain after half collapse

    11/28/2015 5:07:46 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/28/2015 | Brooke Singman
    The fate of a network of alternative “co-op” health plans started under ObamaCare remains uncertain going into 2016, after half of them collapsed amid deep financial problems. The co-ops are government-backed, nonprofit health insurers propped up with over $2 billion in taxpayer loans. Twelve of the 23 co-ops established under the Affordable Care Act, though, have gone or are expected to go under by the end of the year, leaving customers who used them scrambling for coverage and taxpayer money at risk. But, as lawmakers on Capitol Hill demand answers on what’s being done, the Obama administration is offering few...
  • Pat Harrington, Jr. (Schneider on "One Day At A Time") succumbing to Alzheimer's disease

    11/28/2015 2:25:04 PM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    facebook ^ | november 28, 2015 | Tres Harrington
    From his Daughter Tres: It is with a broken heart that my father is succumbing to Alzheimer's. After falling three weeks ago, a small hemmorage in his brain, and three weeks of hospital/nursing home, he is mentally and physically disintegrating. I weep, knowing he is not long on this earthly plane; cussing at him today to get him to open his mouth to eat the pureed food, as his swallowing mechanism isn't functioning so well, but then alas, he opens his mouth for ice cream... I break down, laying my head on his chest, and the first sign of recognition,...
  • Anyone have any experience with MEP-802A generator?

    11/28/2015 2:05:11 PM PST · by Farmer Dean · 26 replies
    Just bought one with 340 hours on the clock.Starts and runs fine.Anyone have any experience with one of these?Anything to look out for?

    11/28/2015 10:11:58 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 23 replies
    gunsamerica ^ | 11-25-15 | Dave Higginbotham
    I was not allowed to have a BB gun when I was a kid. This might be because my best friend did have a BB gun, and by the time I was six, I'd already proven myself to be incompetent. I took a pot shot at a squirrel sitting on a patio and ended up shattering a sliding glass door. After that, there was no way my mother would let me play with guns. Look at me now. When you try to keep your kids from playing with guns, they end up going to the dark side. But this is...
  • 100 Black Religious Leaders to Endorse Donald Trump on Monday

    11/28/2015 7:59:38 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/28/15 | by MICHELLE FIELDS
    100 Black Religious Leaders to Endorse Donald Trump on Monday Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will announce next week that he is being endorsed by a coalition of 100 black pastors and religious leaders, reports say. Trump is expected to meet with the coalition of black religious leaders and pastors privately on Monday at Trump Towers in New York City. He will then hold a press conference at 1 p.m. ET to announce their support. The group of leaders are expected to come from early primary states like South Carolina and Florida. Trump has held several meetings with evangelical Christians...
  • A Bunch Of People Were Shocked At Thanksgiving To Find Out Their Family Supports Donald Trump

    11/28/2015 2:41:53 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 27, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    A bunch of people were shocked to find out over Thanksgiving dinner that members of their family support Donald Trump for president. My family likes trump. What. — Hailey Nicole (@903hailey) November 27, 2015 I just found out my entire family is voting for trump omfg — Tana Evans (@tanaevans) November 27, 2015 I just found out 3/5 of my family is voting for Donald Trump… — Gracen Bivens (@GracenBivens) November 26, 2015 I have family trying to convince me to vote for Trump, Happy Thanksgiving — Emily Adams♓️ (@Emily_E_Adams) November 27, 2015 Found out my sister in law is...

    11/27/2015 11:08:07 PM PST · by knarf · 62 replies
    SELF | NOVEMBER 28, 2015 | KNARF
    I have NEVER been able to ride in a car reading a bookThe head down position makes me motion sick
  • Award-Winning Author Joyce Carol Oates Looks for ‘Celebratory & Joyous’ Aspects of ISIS

    11/27/2015 8:51:02 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/23/2015 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates came under intense fire from social media users on Sunday after tweeting that she has only heard “puritanical & punitive” things about the Islamic State and wonders whether there is anything “celebratory & joyous” about the terrorist group. "All we hear of ISIS is puritanical & punitive; is there nothing celebratory & joyous? Or is query naive?"
  • (August 21, 2014) Why Muslim Terrorists Don’t Kidnap Russians

    11/27/2015 6:35:23 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    Terrorists use terrorism because it works, although not against everybody. The Soviet Union’s flaws were without number, but the effete, obsequious squeamishness that characterizes the current American approach to Islam was not among them. From 1986: The Jerusalem Post said the Soviet secret police last year secured the release of three kidnaped Soviet diplomats in Beirut by castrating a relative of a radical Lebanese Shia Muslim leader, sending him the severed organs and then shooting the relative in the head. The incident began when four Soviet diplomats were kidnaped last September by Muslim extremists who demanded that Moscow pressure the...
  • I May Be Preaching To the Choir

    11/27/2015 4:39:32 PM PST · by thesligoduffyflynns · 35 replies
    today | self
    I ditched my cell phone just prior to retirement and have had a landline for a few years now along with a laptop. All my kids were like huh?? I told them if they want to call-call & if I'm not home leave a message or otherwise contact me thru email, etc... Well, OF COURSE, their age group DOESN"T EMAIL, they TEXT. but it hasn't stopped us from communicating. I took the plunge before Black Friday and purchased their cheapest tablet @ 49.99. Snot nose techies may deride & degrade it but to me it's really nice and it came...
  • Vanity - The Man In The High Castle question (Amazon show)

    11/27/2015 5:31:39 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 26 replies
    I just finished watching the Amazin series The Man in the High Castle. I have not read the book, but if anyone has seen the show I have a question. Is the end of the tenth show the end of the book/story? I've not seen there being a second season do did the book end w the Trade Minister waking up you-know-where? (I'm trying to avoid spoiling it for anyone who hasn't seen it). How important a are the films? Was J.Blake a spy or a member of the resistance?
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    11/27/2015 3:56:50 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 67 replies
    I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving, and is now enjoying plenty of leftovers! We took the advice of 'boatbums', and did a dry brine for the first time - just salt. It turned out wonderfully, despite a near disaster. We began with a fresh turkey, and my husband salted it a few days ahead, dried the turkey naked in the fridge overnight, and started it in the oven at 450 degrees on The Day. A couple of hours later, the probe thermometer went off, and we stared at each other: something was wrong, and there was no way the...
  • Report: Les Miles tells boosters that Saturday is his last game at LSU

    11/27/2015 2:23:54 PM PST · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    More reports have sprung up Friday regarding Les Miles' future at LSU, and they aren't great. The 62-year-old coach told members of the Gridiron Club (boosters) that Saturday's game against Texas A&M will be his last at the university, according to NOLA.com and the Tiger Rag. The report says Miles said things along the lines of he'll "always be a Tiger," but he won't be with the team any longer past Saturday.

    11/27/2015 10:28:13 AM PST · by al baby · 2 replies
    Self | Today | Me
    All donations matter big and small I can't think of a better Black Friday value than a donation to Free Republic
  • Am I the only one?

    11/26/2015 11:24:21 PM PST · by Cowman · 56 replies
    11-27-201 | Self
    Am I the only one who is really put off by the pardoning of the turkey and really, really wants a President who would kill, dress and eat the stupid bird?
  • Momentum, a New Contender For "Worst Movie Ever," Yields $69 in UK Opening Night

    11/26/2015 6:17:58 PM PST · by Perdogg · 76 replies
    There’s no easy way to define a financially “successful” movie. A lot depends on how much it cost to make, and even then, it’s not as basic as targeting a specific profit margin. Critical acclaim can make up for some lost revenue, as can awards, and then there’s licensing, and digital downloads, and retail, and DVDs, and sequels, and who knows what else. This is an inexact science that resists simple conclusions.
  • The best show on Television, Effa Footsball

    11/26/2015 4:38:27 PM PST · by mylife · 8 replies
    Fx ^ | 11/24/2015 | Coen brothers
    Ohh, I have Dodd Gerhard in the trunk of my car.... You interested?
  • Ethiopian man will arrive in a self-made airplane on his wedding

    11/26/2015 1:01:20 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 76 replies
    India Today ^ | 11-26-2015 | Sanjana Agnihotri
    On November 28, the fearless Ethiopian will make a flying debut and marry his fiance Seble Bekele the moment he lands. This will be his second attempt after he first taxied to a runway 40 kilometers but a broken propeller ruined his chance of flying. However, Asmelash Zeferu is all set with a new engine that doubles his power to 78 horsepower and has even sought professional advice for flying. Flying has always been a dream for Zeferu, since childhood he wanted to become a pilot but he had to meet with disappointment when he got to know he did...