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  • [VANITY] Papa Was a Rolling Stone - Question

    10/25/2014 10:30:26 PM PDT · by re_nortex
    Oct 25, 2014 | Nobody but me
    Here's a full length (12:04) version of Papa Was A Rolling Stone by the Temptations in high quality evidently played off vinyl. This longer version has a very long instrumental introduction and a long bridge at the midpoint. The musicianship impresses me. A very haunting melody with a string section and brass, rare in music nowadays. Since I know little about the recording industry, I have to ask the intelligentsia (a big word for FReepers), what techniques were used in the early 1970s to create such a sound. I presume it was recorded in the rather modest facilities of Motown...
  • US Having Its Coolest Year On Record

    10/25/2014 10:19:14 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Steven Goddard Wordpress ^ | October 25, 2014
    The percentage of US HCN stations to reach 90 degrees was the smallest on record this year, with four of the five coolest years occurring above 350 PPM CO2. The most widespread heat occurred in 1931, when more than 98% of stations were over 90 degrees.
  • Doggie In The Bag

    10/25/2014 10:04:12 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 2 replies
    October 25, 2014 | Meshuge
    as seen on the street
  • South Side Chicago Church Burglarized After Pastor Supports Republicans (Video)

    10/25/2014 8:48:21 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    abc 7 ^ | 10-25-2014
    A break-in and burglary at the South Side church of Pastor Corey Brooks, who also says he has been receiving death threats as a result of his support for the Republican Bruce Rauner in Illinois' race for governor. Pastor Brooks has taken on gangs in his Woodlawn neighborhood, camping on the roof of an abandoned motel across the street from his church for nearly three months until he could raise money to tear it down. But he says he has never faced death threats until now, when he's publicly supporting Governor Pat Quinn's Republican opponent. Pastor Brooks says first came...
  • UFC 179 Aldo vs. Mendes 2 Live Thread <p>

    10/25/2014 7:00:09 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 27 replies
    UFC | 10/25/2014 | UFC
    Featherweight Championship Jose Aldo (c) (24-1) vs Chad Mendes (16-1) Light Heavyweight Glover Teixeira (22-3) vs Phil Davis (12-2, 1 NC) Light Heavyweight Fabio Maldonado (21-7) vs Hans Stringer (22-5-3) Featherweight Darren Elkins (17-4) vs Lucas Martins (15-1) Lightweight Carlos Diego Ferreira (11-0) vs Beneil Dariush (8-1)
  • Cruz, Palin face Perry, Barbour, Steve Schmidt, Nichole Wallace, Romney pile-on

    10/25/2014 5:31:11 PM PDT · by txhurl · 19 replies
    10/04/2014 | Myself
    This is a snapshot of FR articles of Ted and Sarah the last month; Perry, Steve Schmidt, Nichole Wallace, and other GOPe folks that orbit Romney, McCain, past and present, in light of the recent stepped-up attacks on Palin and Cruz. Please add any threads that may intersect. *******THE GOOD-HAIR****** Rick Perry whiffs in President Obama’s Ebola footsteps (Not-Quite-Ready-For_Primetime Candidate) 10/22/2014 5:51:03 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies Rick Perry Announces New Ebola Containment Center 10/21/2014 11:19:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies Perry cuts short Europe trip amid Ebola scare 10/15/2014 12:17:05 PM PDT ·...
  • Arkansas completes greatest fat-guy touchdown pass ever

    10/25/2014 4:08:01 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 13 replies
    Akansas O-lineman Sebastian Tretola threw a six-yard touchdown pass to long snapper Alan D’Appollonio. Mind you, Tretola is 6-5, 350 pounds, and he may have the best play you’ll see all day.
  • Lapid: Israel-US relations in 'crisis'

    10/25/2014 2:33:32 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 27 replies
    ynetnews.com ^ | 10/25/14 | Moran Azulay
    Lapid: Israel-US relations in 'crisis' After Ynet learns White House officials prevented defense minister from meeting Kerry and Biden, Lapid says 'We need to act with more respect. We must remember that US funds and technology helped Gaza operation.' "There is a crisis with the Americans and it needs to be addressed as a crisis," Finance Minister Yair Lapid said Saturday after ongoing tensions between Washington and Jerusalem led US officials to block Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon from meeting with senior administration officials during his current US visit.
  • Michelle Obama urged to run for California seat in Senate

    10/25/2014 11:09:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    pagesix ^ | Oct. 22, 2014 | Richard Johnson
    Michelle Obama is being urged by her husband’s true believers to move to California when she leaves the White House and to pursue the US Senate seat expected to be vacated by Dianne Feinstein in 2018. The oldest member of the Senate, Feinstein, 81, has strongly suggested this will be her last term, Richard Turley will report in Orbmagazine.com on Thursday. The first couple haven’t said where they’ll go when Barack Obama leaves office in 26 months, but Los Angeles is the leading contender.
  • EPA chief: Public tired of debating climate change

    10/25/2014 10:37:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    thehill ^ | Oct. 24, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy said Friday that the public does not want more "debate or discussion" about climate change, but government action. "First, people overwhelmingly consider climate change to be a problem—and they want action, not more debate or discussion," McCarthy said in a speech at Georgetown University. "Second, what’s even more impressive, is that we see overwhelming support specifically for EPA action to curb carbon pollution from power plants," she said. "Now that is music to my ears."
  • In Chicago, a Voting Machine Was Pre-Wired… to Vote for DEMOCRATS ONLY! (Must Read)

    10/25/2014 10:28:21 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 20/23/2014 | Editor
    Any student of American politics is familiar with just how corrupt politics are in Chicago, Illinois. It is widely believed, for example, that without the mafia’s influence in the area, John F. Kennedy would have never been elected President. But today, voter fraud has to be done on a high-tech, digital level. Because computers can be reprogrammed, learning about a machine that REQUIRES you to vote for Democrats is chilling. Below is Republican State House candidate Jim Moynihan’s description of what it was like trying to vote for himself in early elections… Only to see the final vote be placed...
  • Iraqi Forces Recapture Key Towns from Isis Following 22 US Air Strikes

    10/25/2014 9:45:25 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    IBT ^ | October 25, 2014 | Aaron Akinyemi
    Iraqi and Peshmerga forces have reportedly wrested key areas of northern and southern Iraq from Isis (Islamic State) militants following 22 US-led air strikes. Kurdish forces said on Saturday that they recaptured several towns and villages held by Isis in the north, while Iraqi government forces said they reclaimed the town of Jurf al-Sakhr, 50km south of Baghdad. The US Central Command said the Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces were backed by several air strikes by US-led forces on Friday and Saturday. The air strikes targeted Isis forces in Mosul in the north, Fallujah in the western Anbar province, and...
  • 16 people hospitalised after drug overdoses at Skrillex concert

    10/25/2014 8:46:34 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    nme ^ | 10-24-2014 | Luke Morgan Britton
    Reports say that 16 people were taken to hospital after suffering drug overdoses at a Skrillex concert at Navy Pier in Chicago over the weekend. The gig in question took place on Saturday night (October 18), with the individuals involved thought to be young, several of them underage. Andrew Bazos, who was in charge of safety at the show, told NBC Chicago: "If their parents were there, they would have gone home with their parents... It’s not fair to make the promoter take care of kids who don’t know how to behave... They’re young, and they’re often irresponsible."
  • Kurdish forces retake north Iraqi town from Islamic State

    10/25/2014 7:38:20 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-25-2014
    Kurdish forces retook the northern Iraqi town of Zumar and several nearby villages from Islamic State early on Saturday after heavy coalition air strikes against the Islamist insurgents, security sources said. A Kurdish intelligence officer in Zumar said peshmerga forces had advanced from five directions in the early morning and encountered fierce resistance, but ultimately prevailed. A spokesman for the peshmerga ministry also said Zumar was now in Kurdish hands. Zumar was one of the first Kurdish-controlled towns to be overrun in August by Islamic State militants who went on to threaten the autonomous region's capital, prompting air strikes by...
  • Liberal Diversity: All Four 'View' Hosts Bash Catholic Church

    10/25/2014 7:21:58 AM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | 10/25/2014 | Scott Whitlock
    For a show called The View, the program's hosts on Friday all have the same opinion: The Catholic Church needs to change. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg highlighted pop singer Ariana Grande's decision to leave the church because of alleged intolerance towards her gay brother. Fellow-co-host Rosie Perez announced, "I'm a recovering Catholic." Rosie O'Donnell explained, "I, like you, am a recovering Catholic." Goldberg offered, "I just say I'm a humanist." Former Republican strategist Nicolle Wallace is, technically, supposed to represent the conservative perspective on the show. Instead, she cheered on her co-hosts and suggested that "maybe in another generation, if Pope...
  • Bellevue staffers call-in ‘sick’ after Ebola patient arrives

    10/25/2014 7:11:56 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/25/14 | By Jamie Schram and Larry Celona
    Bellevue staffers call-in ‘sick’ after Ebola patient arrives By Jamie Schram and Larry Celona An extraordinary number of Bellevue Hospital staffers called in sick on Friday rather than treat the city’s first Ebola patient — and those who showed up were terrified to enter his isolation chamber, sources told The Post. “The nurses on the floor are miserable with a ‘why me?’ attitude, scared to death and overworked because all their co-workers called out sick,” one source said. “One nurse even went as far as to pretend she was having a stroke to get out of working there, but once...
  • Facebook Is Mobilizing an Army Against Dog-Killing Cops

    10/25/2014 6:29:14 AM PDT · by EBH · 56 replies
    Vocative ^ | 10/24/2014 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    A video emerged on social media late last week that appears to depict a Texas cop killing a 7-month-old dog in cold blood. Captured from the body cam of Cleburne police officer Kevin Dupre, the 22-second clip shows him pointing his gun at a pair of pit bulls wandering loose through a residential neighborhood. After making a series of apparent kissing noises to get the attention of one of the dogs, Maximus, Dupre opens fire on the animal, shooting him three times... Within 72 hours, a Facebook page demanding “Justice 4 Maximus” topped 10,000 followers and a petition demanding Dupre’s...
  • Just how 'D.irty D' is the D.isease Party? [research vanity]

    10/25/2014 6:14:22 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 16 replies
    -- WaPo Publishes Scientific Evidence of Voter Fraud on a Massive Scale -- -- All Dems in FEC vote to Control Internet Speech -- -- US Consulate refers to terror killing of baby girl as “traffic incident" -- -- Union-Buster Gov Scott Walker Neck-and-Neck -- -- Mali, possibly Nation 6 for ebola in Africa, is in serious danger -- -- NY & NJ take ebola-hits & 0 ponders Quarantines -- -- Black granny on C-Span Rips the D.isease Party's head off -- -- WHO expects around 200,000 Ebola vaccine doses by mid-2015 -- -- Valerie Jarrett on the Fast-and-Furious Hot...
  • Help! How can we kill fleas in our house?

    10/25/2014 4:11:02 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 119 replies
    25 October 2014 | Mene
    Help Freepers! How can we effectively completely eliminate fleas from the house. We are getting rid of the cat immediately. A long time ago, one could buy Lindane, but I believe that has been banned. Would appreciate any advice on how to rid the house permanently of the little buggers. To save you words, I already know about he egg cycle thing from previous experience. Just can't find any Lindane.
  • The Liberal Media’s Palin Obsession

    10/25/2014 2:37:30 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 24, 2014 | Jeff Crouere
    Since she burst on the national scene in 2008, the national media has enjoyed poking fun and mischaracterizing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her family. The main reason for their obsession is that Palin is an unabashed conservative who is articulate and popular with millions of Americans.
  • Discovery at the Bottom of a Murky Lake Unravels a Mystery That’s Been Haunting Tiny Town

    10/24/2014 11:23:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | october 23, 2014 | dave urbanski
    It was 1970 and the night of a football game. Jimmy Allen Williams was 16, and he was probably on top of the world. Just six days earlier, he got himself a blue 1969 Camaro with a white top, considered a primo muscle car back then. And what better way to help break in his new wheels than by taking a drive with a couple of friends? So 18-year-olds Leah Gail Johnson and Thomas Michael Rios — fellow residents with Williams of Sayre, Oklahoma — piled into the sports car and the trio were supposedly headed for the game. They were never...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's grandson blames prejudice in St Louis for Michael Brown shooting in emotional-

    10/24/2014 6:13:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 19, 2014 | Mia De Graaf
    Mahatma Gandhi's grandson has blasted the shooting of Michael Brown and 109 other people in St Louis this year. Addressing hundreds of mothers gathered at a silent march today, Dr Arun Gandhi condemned prejudice in the city as a source of the violence, which has seen a 30 per cent leap in the number of annual homicides this year. His words came amid fresh outcry over Michael Brown's shooting as it emerged the police officer who killed him has presented a favorable account of his actions - in a move that could see him escape charges. 'We have looked at...
  • Green light for ISIS? Syrian (rebel) forces will be trained to defend, not retake territory.

    10/24/2014 9:38:54 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    AllenBWest.con ^ | 10-24-2014 | Allen West
    Now, as reported by the Washington Post, “The Syrian opposition force to be recruited by the U.S. military and its coalition partners will be trained to defend territory, rather than to seize it back from the Islamic State, according to senior U.S. and allied officials, some of whom are concerned that the approach is flawed.” “Although moderate Syrian fighters are deemed essential to defeating the Islamic State under the Obama administration’s strategy, officials do not believe the newly assembled units will be capable of capturing key towns from militants without the help of forward-deployed U.S. combat teams, which President Obama...
  • DALLAS AIRPORT FIGHT CAUGHT ON VIDEO

    10/24/2014 8:25:50 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Andrew Kennedy
    The video is just shy of 7 minutes and 30 seconds in length and contains some foul language, so be advised.
  • “I’ll Come To Your Place When SHTF” – No You Won’t

    10/24/2014 8:03:16 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 102 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/22/14 | Glen Tate
    I tried to persuade you to prepare for what’s coming and, in the process, revealed that to you that I’m preparing. You realized that I have food, guns, etc., and ended up saying, half kidding but half serious, “I’ll come to your place when SHTF.” No you won’t. I will shoot you. If you threaten me and my family, I will use force to defend against any threat. And showing up at my place hungry and unprepared is a threat to me. You will eat my food and use up my medical supplies, generator, firewood, etc. That’s less of these...
  • Chinatown restaurants raided by FBI agents

    10/24/2014 7:02:47 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 41 replies
    abc 7 Chicago ^ | 10-24-2014
    FBI agents are raiding restaurants in Chinatown as "part of an ongoing investigation," according to a bureau media representative. Agents are executing search warrants but have not made any arrests. The person who answered the phone at popular restaurant Lao Sze Chuan confirms that they are closed because of FBI activity.
  • The Hobbit: Battle of The Five Armies ends with a 45-minute battle scene

    10/24/2014 6:51:44 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Perhaps explaining why those Hobbit movies cost so much damn money to make, Entertainment Weekly has revealed that The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies will end with a 45-minute battle scene. Director Peter Jackson spoke with EW about the logistics of creating such an epic climax. “We have dwarves and men and elves and orcs, all with different cultures, with different weapons, and different shields and patterns and tactics,” Jackson explains, before sharing the highly scientific way he maps out his fight scenes:
  • Seattle sex offender shamed on Twitter after 'groping' a woman charged with assault...

    10/24/2014 2:19:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 24 October 2014 | Wills Robinson for MailOnline and Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Seattle sex offender shamed on Twitter after 'groping' a woman charged with assault and his victim says 'it's a relief' A man whose photo went viral earlier this month after he allegedly groped a woman in Seattle has now been charged with assault. The city attorney's office said Thursday that Daryl R. Sharma, 36, of Kirkland was charged with one count of assault with sexual motivation, a gross misdemeanor, in the October 12 incident in downtown Seattle. The city is asking that bail be set at $50,000 at his arraignment Friday in a King County Jail courtroom. The...
  • Daylight Saving Time: Keep it year round

    10/24/2014 1:11:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    (CNN) -- On Sunday, November 2, it will again be the end of Daylight Saving Time. Many of us will be muttering to ourselves as we wander around resetting all of our various clocks -- on the thermostat, clock radio and stove, among other places. Sure, you'll get an extra hour of sleep by turning back the clock by an hour in the fall. But if you have a regular day job, you'll be commuting home in the dark instead of in daylight come the following day. Why do we do this every fall? And why do we dial forward...
  • WATCH: SEN. MARK UDALL BOTCHES MLK QUOTE: 'WE JUDGE PEOPLE BY THE CONTENT OF THEIR COLOR'

    10/24/2014 1:02:07 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/24/14 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    WATCH: SEN. MARK UDALL BOTCHES MLK QUOTE: 'WE JUDGE PEOPLE BY THE CONTENT OF THEIR COLOR' Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) flubbed a Martin Luther King Jr. quote on Thursday, during an event. "In 2008 and 2012, we showed that Dr. Martin Luther King had it right," Udall began, "which is that in America, at our best, we judge people by the content of their color…" he began, before acknowledging that he had messed up, and correcting it.
  • The mixtape will always have a place in my music collection

    10/24/2014 12:03:02 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 11:32AM BST 24 Oct 2014 | By Michael Hogan
    Like some sort of minimalist muggins who watches too many TV property shows, I recently embarked on a “decluttering” mission. One thing I couldn’t bring myself to declutter (OK, throw out - let’s stop dressing it up with poncey buzzwords) were my old mixtapes. I’ll probably never play them again. Indeed, I’ve barely got the means to do so - my last remaining cassette deck nearly got decluttered too. But just rummaging through them sent me tumbling down a retro rabbit hole. There were tapes made for summers, Christmases, road trips, festivals and dirty weekends. Tapes I made for old...
  • OR High Schools Adding ‘13th Grade’ to Boost State's On-Time Graduation Rate

    10/24/2014 11:52:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Oct. 24, 2014 | Joseph Perticone
    (CNSNews.com) -- Some high schools in Oregon are creating an optional “13th grade” in order to provide students with another year of academic support while boosting the state's on-time graduation rate. Starting with the Class of 2014, hundreds of students who have completed four years of high school but have not received their diplomas will be considered “graduates" for statistical purposes. At 69 percent statewide, Oregon had the second-lowest graduation rate in the nation for the Class of 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Subway feel more crowded? You’re not imagining things

    10/24/2014 9:31:52 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    ny post / ap ^ | 10-24-2014
    <p>New York City’s subways had five days of record ridership last month, and those in charge of the public transportation system have seized on the increased usage to push their multi-billion dollar capital plan.</p> <p>The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Wednesday that the subway system broke its single-day ridership record on five days last month.</p>
  • CDC Director Frieden Once Called Tobacco Execs “Mass Murderers”

    10/24/2014 9:11:03 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 28 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    "Says Frieden, who’s been fiercely vilified by the tobacco industry for his bluntly aggressive attack on cigarettes: “I was once quoted, accurately, as saying that during the years I spent fighting TB, my enemy was a micro-bacterial—tuberculosis—but now it’s an even lower form of life: tobacco executives! An executive from Phillip Morris actually wrote to me and complained, basically, that this was a form of hate speech, and I had to agree. So I no longer use that expression. Now I just stick to the facts and describe tobacco company executives as mass murderers.”
  • The Left-Wing Hipster Democrat Couple That Exposed NYC to #Ebola

    10/24/2014 9:05:48 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 76 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    "They are both registered Democrats with a history of working in public health. Both Spencer and Dixon are professional do gooders according to their LinkedIn and professional websites. Spencer boasts a degree from Columbia’s University Mailman School of Public Health, according to his since deleted LinkedIn page. So why did health care professionals decide to go bowling just days after Spencer returned from Ebola-infected Guinea?"
  • New York officer critically wounded in hatchet attack (distracted by freelance photographer)

    10/24/2014 6:31:26 AM PDT · by wtd · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/24/2014 | Reuters
    A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph on Thursday, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said. The officers were on foot patrol when they were asked by a freelance photographer to pose for a picture on a Queens street at about 2 p.m., a New York Police Department spokesman said. Suddenly a man carrying a hatchet charged the officers, swinging it and striking one officer in the right arm and then swinging it again and striking a second officer in the head, the spokesman said.
  • Vanity: Bristol Palin Mugging, Fast & Furious, Immigration Surge, EBOLA, more.

    10/24/2014 6:24:35 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 18 replies
    [Hard-to-process Alert ...] -- President's 'Just-us' Department belittles blacks to make a case for voter fraud -- -- Judicial Watch Probes Fast & Furious, 0 Shields Holder's Wife -- -- Updates on 0's Immigration Franken-Scheme -- -- NY Hatchet-Man, Terrorist? -- -- Updates on Bristol Palin Mugging & Ridicule -- -- Ebola in NYC and possibly Louisiana and Connecticut -- -- Other Ebola Updates -- -- Southern Flori-duh Threatens to Secede due to Climate Change -- update: 'Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois [links & specifics coming up]
  • Palin Assault Audio: CNN's Costello Releases Apology - Won't Repeat On Air

    10/24/2014 6:13:23 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 23 2014 | John Nolte
    A statement from Carol Costello was sent to Breitbart News from CNN in which the morning anchor apologizes for telling viewers to "enjoy" audio of Bristol Palin reporting a physical assault to the police.
  • Levin Slams Costello for Palin Mockery

    10/24/2014 5:49:23 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 40 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | October 23 2014 | Breitbart TV
    On Thursday, Mark Levin sharply criticized CNN anchor Carol Costello for deriving amusement of audio of Bristol Palin describing being assaulted to the police.
  • Southern Florida Threatens to Secede Due to Fear of Climate Change

    10/24/2014 4:19:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Oct. 23, 2014 | Dan Joseph
    Threats of a state seceding from the country, or a part of a state creating its own state due to political differences, typically don’t go anywhere. Well, except for that one time in the 1860’s. Texas and Vermont both threatened to do so out of frustration with the policies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, but both remain part of the United States. There have been several attempts over the last few decades to carve Californian up into as many as six separate states. Now, some in Southern Florida are toying with the possibility of launching a secession effort...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - October 24, 2014

    10/24/2014 2:55:34 AM PDT · by sneakers · 18 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • 'What's Happening!' Star Danielle Spencer has Breast Cancer

    10/23/2014 7:37:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    abc ^ | october 23, 2014 | LUCHINA FISHER 
    Danielle Spencer, who played the bratty little sister Dee on the 1970s sitcom, "What's Happening!!" revealed that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Speaking out for Breast Cancer Awareness month, Spencer, 49, who is now a veterinarian, told Black America Web that her diagnosis last month took her by surprise.
  • Russia Has Czars,Not America...Emperor Obama Has A New Czar...the Ebola Czar!!

    10/23/2014 7:03:54 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 14 replies
    Self | Oct. 23, 2014 | Self
    Just another example of our White House Commie circumventing our Constitution and our historical method of governing to appoint a political hack to oversee our defense of an ebola outbreak.. Everything this bogus president does is based on political gain and not even remotely connected to logicly solving problems. This moron has done more damage to America than all other historical enemies combined...........WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Fox News host claims 'hot' young women are usually ignorant (truncated title)

    10/23/2014 3:57:29 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 59 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Unknown
    Full Title: Fox News host and former Victoria's Secret model claims 'hot' young women are usually ignorant and should NOT vote or be allowed on juries because 'they don't get it'
  • Nathan Cirillo’s dogs upset at loss

    10/23/2014 3:45:09 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    As a nation mourns the death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, so too apparently, do his dogs. Two of the 24-year-old's dogs appeared to wait for Cirillo from beneath the fence of the soldier's family home in Hamilton, Ontario Thursday
  • Freep a Poll! (What Are You Doing For Halloween?)

    10/23/2014 3:44:29 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 49 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 10-23-14 | CBS Baltimore
    What Are You Doing For Halloween? Watching scary movies Eating candy Dressing up and going to a party Handing out candy to trick-or-treaters I don't know yet I don't celebrate
  • NY HIGH SCHOOL BLASTED FOR NOT ACCOMMODATING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

    10/23/2014 3:34:27 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/23/14 | by WILLIAM BIGELOW
    Activists involved in the accommodation of Central American immigrants are blasting a Long Island, New York high school for not being more malleable with regard to the education of unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors. The school district of Hempstead, in which Latinos comprise 60% of NY HIGH SCHOOL BLASTED FOR NOT ACCOMMODATING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS Hempstead’s population, has been forced to accommodate between 700 and 1100 extra students as a result of the recent flood of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. border. Elias Mestizo, president of the Hempstead Classroom Teachers Association, said the estimate from teachers was much lower. Diane Goins, New...
  • 'F*** You Chinatown': Guide Stuns A Bus Load Of Tourists With A Racist Tirade In San Francisco's...

    10/23/2014 1:36:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 130 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | October 23, 2014 | JENNY AWFORD
    'F*** You Chinatown': Guide Stuns A Bus Load Of Tourists With A Racist Tirade In San Francisco's Famous Asian District Tour guide launched into a racist rant about San Francisco's Chinatown She warned people against moving to the area saying it's 'a horrible place' German tourist filmed the expletive-laden tirade and put it on YouTube Guide said: 'F*** your noise, f*** your parades, f*** your dragons, f*** this' By JENNY AWFORD 23 October 2014 A tour guide stunned a bus load of tourists when she launched into a racist tirade about San Francisco's Chinatown on her last day of the...
  • Top Iranian Official: Obama is ‘The Weakest of U.S. Presidents’

    10/23/2014 1:35:51 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 15 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 23 OCTOBER 2014 | Adam Kredo
    Top Iranian Official: Obama is ‘The Weakest of U.S. Presidents’ Adviser to Iranian president mocks Obama’s ‘humiliating’ presidency Share Tweet Email AP BY: Adam KredoOctober 23, 2014 4:10 pmThe Iranian president’s senior advisor has called President Barack Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents” and described the U.S. leader’s tenure in office as “humiliating,” according to a translation of the highly candid comments provided to the Free Beacon.The comments by Ali Younesi, senior advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, come as Iran continues to buck U.S. attempts to woo it into the international coalition currently battling the Islamic State (IS, ISIL,...
  • Priest from Wisconsin dances his way into Internet fame in video

    10/23/2014 11:11:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10-23-14 | Joan Lewis
    A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract. The Rev. David Rider, 29, of Hyde Park, New York, and the Rev. John Gibson, 28, of Milwaukee, first shot to Internet fame when they were filmed in April during a fundraiser at the North American College, the elite American seminary up the hill from the Vatican. Rider warmed up the crowd with a lively tap-dance routine, only to be pushed aside...