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  • Vanity:Freeper Help Needed (Boston/PANDAS Syndrome)

    10/04/2012 8:27:01 PM PDT · by Hazelwood Redneck Brain Trust · 9 replies
    A lady from my church commented on Facebook this evening and I just happened to catch it - it was in regards to a medical condition called PANDAS. I know that one of her kids has an obscure medical condition but I don't know the particulars. So,I read the big long story* on Facebook (Short version - child has PANDAS & gets sick. Parents take child to Boston Childrens Hospital. Hospital is acting strangely. Child Protective Services takes control of child. Prelim hearing gives temporary custody to State. Child is still hospitalized.) I did "Bing" searches on most names given,...
  • Why Do Gangsters Aim Their Guns Sideways? Marine Marksman Sheds Light On Gangbanger Tactics

    10/04/2012 8:21:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 4 October 2012 | Damien Gayle
    So why do gangsters aim their guns sideways? Marine marksman sheds light on how gunmen from the 'hood unwittingly use a well-known aiming technique It's an iconic image immortalised in dozens of Hollywood gangster films: the gangster aiming down the side of his pistol before pumping a volley of bullets into his victim. But with most people knowing that the aiming sights are found on the top of a gun barrel, it's also a counter-intuitive way to accurately fire a weapon. So why is it that gangsters are always shown using their guns in this way? According to Jon Davis,...
  • "Skyfall" Theme to be released at Midnight Eastern Time (on youtube now)

    10/04/2012 6:34:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 62 replies
    It is on the Youtube. I am not sure if it would be a DMCA violation by linking it, but it is out there and will be availible to buy on itunes and Amazon at midnight eastem time. It is good. It is not overtracked, but I am wondering if the jacked up the recording volume or it is just the quality of the track. I am glad it is not a crossover, good movie theme.
  • German court warns Catholics: pay church tax or face expulsion

    10/04/2012 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | Thursday, 27 September 2012 | Tony Paterson
    A German court gave its backing yesterday to a decree by the country's Catholic bishops declaring that believers who refused to pay an eight percent church tax could not be considered Catholic and would automatically lose the right to receive Holy Communion and a religious burial. The verdict, which was delivered by Germany's chief administrative court in Leipzig, was a bitter defeat for Germany's grass-roots Catholics and conservative church campaigners who had denounced the bishop's decree as "pay and pray" and claimed it sent "the wrong signal". … The ruling was welcomed by Germany's Catholic bishops who said it had...
  • "Elementary"..Sherlock Holmes TV Series

    Holmes is having a moment. Much like the BBC show, the classic character is given a modern-day makeover, but that's where the similarities end, as Elementary's Holmes, played with scruffy charm by Johnny Lee Miller, is a recovering addict living in New York City, and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, is now a woman . For anyone unfamiliar with the rich history of the character, this is about as seismic a change in the Holmes universe as one could ever imagine.... Read more: 10 Best Shows You Need to Watch This Fall - Popular Mechanics
  • Home Made Carousel

    10/04/2012 3:31:05 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 4 replies
    Video of a home made carousel.
  • Freep 3 polls! (NBC,ABC,Amer. healthline. Who won the debate?)

    10/04/2012 2:49:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies ^ | 10-4-12 | Several news orgs.
    Did the first presidential debate do anything to influence who you will support in the election? Yes. It made me more likely to vote for Mitt Romney. Yes. It made me more likely to vote for Barack Obama. No, I feel the same way I did before the debate. Did last night's debate in any way change your preference in the Presidential race? Yes No Who do you think won the debate over Medicare? Obama. He defended his achievements and challenged Romney's plan as unworkable. Romney. He was aggressive and put Obama on the defensive on Medicare. Neither. Both were...
  • Obama's used 14 minutes 55 seconds of his fame

    10/04/2012 12:24:32 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 4 replies
    10/4/2012 | Vanity
    The most telling moment of the debate is when Obama complained "I had 5 seconds left before you interrupted me". So Obama has used 14 minutes 55 seconds of his fame and he only has 5 seconds left.

    10/04/2012 12:21:19 PM PDT · by ETL · 41 replies
    no link, 2 pics say it all
  • Obama blink-communicating during the debate?

    10/04/2012 11:39:41 AM PDT · by Kolb · 25 replies
    vanity ^ | 10-4-2012 | me
    During last night's debate did anyone else notice 0bamugabe was communicating with someone off stage (his handlers/ Axelrod, Mooch etc.) by very deliberately blinking once (for Yes?) or twice (for No?)? Most video segments of OBozo waiting to rebut Romney seem to have some evidence of this, I know it was not just imagined. What theories do you have on the types of questions he was answering? (This could be fun!)
  • Test Of Fire

    Numerous examples of our freedom of religion are under attack. Given some of the current events and the actions of this President this video applies to all of us, regardless of you personal beliefs.
  • Last Night - Debbie Wasserman Schultz (via email)

    10/04/2012 11:11:58 AM PDT · by illiac · 29 replies
    DNC ^ | 10/4/12 | DNC
    Anyone who watched last night's debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney saw just how stark a choice the American people face in this election -- and that President Obama is the right choice to keep moving this country forward. On one hand, you have Mitt Romney, who offered absolutely no specifics for how he'll achieve any of the promises he made during the debate. His arguments are based on myths and bad math. And on our side, you have President Obama, who has not only shown that he knows how to get our economy back on track, but has...
  • Prayer Request (vanity)

    10/04/2012 10:07:28 AM PDT · by Marie · 55 replies
    self ^ | 4OCT12 | Self
    By a strange coincidence, both of my children (19 and 20) are having unrelated surgeries in the same hospital right now. My poor son-in-law is doing everything he can to hold this difficult day together. I'm in a different state and pulling my hair out with worry. My husband is flying back home tomorrow. I can't go because I'm post-op myself and sick on top of that. May I please have some prayers sent for all of us? We've been hit with so much (a LOT more than this) this week and we're barely holding it together. The two healthy...
  • U.S. diners have pizza 4.3 times a month

    10/04/2012 9:23:26 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 29 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 3, 2012
    NEW YORK, - The Zagat restaurant review service said the results of its first-ever Pizza Survey indicate U.S. diners eat pizza an average 4.3 times per month. The website said its survey found 83 percent of respondents counted pizza as among their favorite foods and indicates the average U.S. consumer eats pizza an average 4.3 times per month. Zagat said pepperoni was the favorite topping in the survey, with 38 percent of respondents naming it as their preferred pizza topper. Anchovies were the least favorite, with 34 percent saying they are not fans. New York-style thin crust pizza was the...
  • Orlando Cruz becomes first openly gay man in boxing

    10/04/2012 8:59:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Thursday 4 October 2012 11.00 EDT | (Associated Press)
    Orlando Cruz from San Juan, Puerto Rico and ranked the No4 featherweight by the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has openly admitted his is "a proud, gay man". He added: "I've been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career I want to be true to myself. I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career. I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud, gay man."...
  • NFL Football Picks Of The Week

    23 Arizona (4-0) at 19 St. Louis (2-2) 8:20 p.m. [Line: Arizona by 1] The Cardinals, off to their best start in 38 years. Defensively, Arizona ranks third in the NFL with 15.2 points allowed per contest and is fourth with 10 turnovers forced, including a league-high six fumble recoveries. St. Louis' biggest offensive contributor has been rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein. Rams rank second in the league with eight interceptions. Arizona has won 10 of the last 11 head-to-head meetings against St. Louis.
  • Hitler Finds Out That Romney Pwned Obama

    10/04/2012 8:10:50 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 12 replies
    My Vivid Imagination ^ | October 4, 2012 | Vanity
    I *cannot* wait for the youTube video, "Hitler Finds Out That Romney Pwned Obama" Coming soon to an internet near you.
  • My two cents on the debate.

    10/04/2012 8:09:43 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 10 replies
    With the future of this country for our children on the line, many patriots have been praying for this nation. If you are one of them, take time to thank God for last night.
  • Twitter- Please forgive this Vanity!!

    10/04/2012 7:47:36 AM PDT · by samiam1972 · 15 replies
    Vanity, my dining room table | 10-4-12 | samiam1972
    Please forgive me for this vanity post but I could use a few good recommendations. I am looking for good solid conservative people/news links to follow on twitter. Feel free to suggest ones that seem completely obvious to you! I would have liked to follow some during last night's debate as well as keep up with the live thread here. I think the combination of the two would have given me a clearer picture without actually watching the debate. I have a hard time watching Obama.
  • So, is Romney going to cut upper-income taxes over and above the Bush tax cuts - or not?

    10/04/2012 7:01:03 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 20 replies
    10/4/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Romney certainly had a spendid debate performance, but the back-and-forth quibbling over Romney wanting 5 trillion in new tax cuts over and above the Bush tax cuts, then Romney saying no he doesn't support that, then Obama saying yes you do, then Romney "no I don't," etc, etc - it all still left me with the central question: If Romney is elected president, will he cut taxes for upper-income earners over and above the Bush tax cuts. Yes or no? Romney can answer that and we can look back over his past statements on the matter - those during the...
  • Debate Wrap: How Is It Going Around the Water Cooler this Morning?

    10/04/2012 5:53:42 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 80 replies
    self | jimjohn
    Like many of my freepers, I am forced to work amongst some border-line commies. You know, the better enlightened yet less informed ilk who feel it’s fair to drool their political slobber around me. You see, most of them think that since I’m a member of that ethnic group who is expected to vote 99.9% for the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, they ASSUME I’m not bothered by their political ignorance.
  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm – The Best Dark Knight Movie No One Saw

    10/04/2012 12:56:48 AM PDT · by Bratch · 12 replies
    WhatCulture! ^ | October 4, 2012 | Brendan Agnew
    The Dark Knight was not the first great Batman movie.Neither was Batman Begins – in fact, years before Warner Bros. brought Christopher Nolan in to revive their marquee franchise, another group of talented film-makers delivered what is still, to many, the definitive on-screen version of the character.And if you’re a fan of the character and haven’t seen Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, you should be ashamed of yourself.Right now seems an ideal time to bring this topic up, as Batman: The Animated Series just celebrated its 20th anniversary (completely unmarked – for SHAME Warner Bros.) on the 5th of this...
  • Dow Futures Up 60....Correlation Or Coincidence?

    10/04/2012 12:12:39 AM PDT · by waus · 7 replies
    Barchart ^ | 10-4-12 | barchart
    Is this because of Romney's performance in the debate or coincidence?
  • Romney Just Got A Lot Sexier (vanity)

    10/03/2012 11:30:41 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 41 replies
    Call me sexist, I could care less. Some women can be such airheads. Men have their own issues, so don't hit me with the "Women shouldn't Vote" stuff! Anyway, I am a women and could never understand why Romney was down by so many points with women. A group of women I know aren't all Sandra Fluke, pay for my contraception bimbos; but they were "on the fence". I'm talking about a rather large group of (usually) reasonable women. After the debate I made nearly twenty phone calls. All of the women I spoke with thought Romney did great. 16...
  • Does anyone know who George Stephanopoulos declared as the debate winner?

    10/03/2012 11:28:48 PM PDT · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 8 replies
    Georgie has declared Dems the winner of the debated in 8 out of the last 9 debates...does anyone know if he declared anyone the "winner"..after tonight's bloodbath?
  • Eastwood was right! And an empty chair showed up again.

    10/03/2012 9:20:04 PM PDT · by 7thOF7th · 30 replies
    The empty chair makes a reappearance tonight in the form of a woefully unprepared Obama.
  • Taking my Cat to the vets tomorrow, just seeking prayers.

    10/03/2012 8:15:31 PM PDT · by Nowhere Man · 134 replies
    Myself | 10-03-2012 | Myself
    One of my cats, Whitey, is sick. Until last Friday, she's been very active and eating a lot until she became kind of skittish and aloof and cut back on her eating. She sleeps a lot and still drinks water but eats sporatically. I think it could be a hyperactive thyroid, I had a similar experience with another cat where she was put on meds and responded well and lived a few years afterward. My other guess is maybe bad teeth, but I point towards the former. I'm hoping it is that or at least something that is treatable. I'm...
  • Romans, Han Dynasty were greenhouse gas emitters: study

    10/03/2012 7:20:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/3/12 | Alister Doyle | Reuters
    OSLO (Reuters) - A 200-year period covering the heyday of both the Roman Empire and China's Han dynasty saw a big rise in greenhouse gases, according to a study that challenges the U.N. view that man-made climate change only began around 1800. A record of the atmosphere trapped in Greenland's ice found the level of heat-trapping methane rose about 2,000 years ago and stayed at that higher level for about two centuries. Methane was probably released during deforestation to clear land for farming and from the use of charcoal as fuel, for instance to smelt metal to make weapons, lead...
  • Gov. Palin: Obama Dishonest, Divisive in 2007 Speech

    10/03/2012 6:17:02 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 7 replies
    PalinTwibe via Sarah's Facebook ^ | 10-3-12 | Sarah Palin
    Many of you have seen the 2007 speech in which then-Senator Obama suggested that because of racism the federal government didn’t waive the Stafford Act to assist New Orleans after Katrina. What you may not know is that 10 days before Senator Obama gave this speech, the federal government did in fact waive the Stafford Act for New Orleans. And to add insult to injury, Barack Obama was one of 14 senators who actually voted against the bill that included the provision to give supplemental emergency assistance to New Orleans. In other words, he was being dishonest and divisive, which...
  • Hyperinflation Has Arrived In Iran

    10/03/2012 5:27:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies ^ | 10-3-12 | Steve H. Hanke
    Since the U.S. and E.U. first enacted sanctions against Iran, in 2010, the value of the Iranian rial (IRR) has plummeted, imposing untold misery on the Iranian people. When a currency collapses, you can be certain that other economic metrics are moving in a negative direction, too. Indeed, using new data from Iran’s foreign-exchange black market, I estimate that Iran’s monthly inflation rate has reached 69.6%. With a monthly inflation rate this high (over 50%), Iran is undoubtedly experiencing hyperinflation. When President Obama signed the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act, in July 2010, the official Iranian rial-U.S. dollar...
  • SNL Mocks Obama: 'Frankly, I Might Be Long Dead' Before

    10/03/2012 5:00:07 PM PDT · by traumer · 8 replies
    businessinsider ^ | Sep. 28, 2012
    Saturday Night Live had fun at President Barack Obama's expense last night in another special Thursday installment leading up to the election, mocking the president for a message that the economy will get better — sometime in the not-specific future. Jay Pharoah, cast as Obama this season, was at a town-hall-style rally in Ohio, where he found it difficult to find a supporter who was "better off" under his economy — or who had a job at all. "I understand your frustration," Pharoah said to one woman who said she had been unable to find a job since 2009. "I...
  • "Hangman" Bobby Jaggers dead at 64 (retired professional wrestler)

    10/03/2012 3:57:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | October 2, 2012 | Greg Oliver
    Robert Jeaudoin, who died suddenly on Sunday, was one of those pro wrestlers that successfully transitioned out of the rasslin' business into real life, leaving his "Hangman" Bobby Jaggers persona in the past, if not his love of the Kansas Jayhawks.
  • Obama and Romney Will Be Subjected to Real Lie Detector Test During Tonight’s Debate — Seriously

    10/03/2012 3:31:22 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 31 replies
    President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not only be debating each other for the very first time tonight, they will also be subjected to an involuntary lie detector test.The lobbying group Americans for Limited Government (ALG) announced Wednesday that they have contracted with the company Voice Analysis Technology to separate the truth from fiction during the presidential debate.ALG President Bill Wilson called the technology “a break-through for the American people.”“For the first time, within a few hours of a political debate, the American people will know if the candidates are telling the truth, and better be...
  • A Question About the Debate Tonight:

    10/03/2012 2:23:03 PM PDT · by Vinylly · 16 replies
    I'm a little suspicious about the MSM. Since they are so in bed with O'bummer, what is there to keep the moderators from informing O'bummer of all the questions they will be asking well in advance of the debate tonight, just to put him at an unfair advantage over Romney? What guarantee is there they they won't do it?
  • I Miss...

    10/03/2012 1:02:17 PM PDT · by Doc Savage · 119 replies
    October3, 2012 | Doc Savage
    The other day I heard the voices of Ozzie and Harriet on the radio , and I suddenly realized how much I missed them. I also miss Don Knotts, and Paul Lynde, and 'Horshack' and 'Fred Mertz'. I miss 'Buck Rogers' and 'Ming the Merciless' and crisp, clear autumn Saturdays at my college football games. Guess I could go on forever. Just wondered what you guys missed?
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Is Back!

    10/03/2012 12:28:06 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 39 replies
    List of performers
  • 333 Uses For Coconut Oil

    10/03/2012 11:37:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    Hybrid Rasta Mama ^ | August 20, 2012 | Jennifer Saleem
    Offering a myriad of health benefits, coconut oil is affordable, readily available and completely natural. I use it for EVERYTHING. Literally. I buy it in 5 gallon increments and keep it all over my house. I even have some in the car. So here is a little information to inspire you to check out this amazing oil!
  • Joe the Plumber

    10/03/2012 8:08:15 AM PDT · by wolfman23601 · 3 replies
    By any objective standard, the only debate McCain won in 2008 was the "Joe the Plumber" debate. Why not revisit Joe the Plumber tonight and see how the average Joe is doing now compared to 4 years ago? I think it would be a good idea to inject him somewhere in the conversation.
  • VANITY: Where can I see the debate online? (Overseas/no TV)

    10/03/2012 7:30:41 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 14 replies
    Bon Mots ^ | October 3, 2012 | Bon Mots
    I live overseas and would like to watch the Presidential debate online... if possible... any suggestions? Links? I do not have a connected television, but have two fast internet connections.
  • The Angle - Getting the Undecided to Decide

    10/02/2012 8:47:09 PM PDT · by struggle · 13 replies
    vanity | 10/02/2012 | struggle
    Ok, folks, I'm guessing that 10-15% of voters haven't made up their minds. I spoke to a colleague about the election and Obama, and she told me that she had voted for Obama in 2008. We work together well and she is a reasonable individual, and I think that the majority of Obama voters can be swayed by stating these four words: "He's had four years." I know that a lot of you are rabid, unrelenting conservatives like I am - I have a career built both on professionalism and hard work, just like you. I know we get it....
  • Mark Levin Nails It! 10/02/12

    10/02/2012 8:05:00 PM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 8 replies
    Mark Levin show
  • CBS WKBT News Anchor's On-Air Response to Viewer Calling Her Fat (bet it was a liberal!)

    10/02/2012 8:02:11 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 56 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 2, 2012 | CBS WKBT
    This is disgusting! The letter sent to her is soooooooo TYPICAL lib!!!! And God love her husband! This is progressives for ya', folks! Obesity is now the accepted bigotry! Michelle Obama approves!
  • Weedy Seadragons Dance Into The Night

    10/02/2012 7:00:33 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 4 replies
    These two could teach Strictly Come Dancing a thing or two. Named for their uncanny resemblance to the plant life around them, a male weedy seadragon seduces a female with some very fancy fin work. Two months later, however, its the male whos left carrying the eggs.
  • Beta Blockers May Not Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

    10/02/2012 5:40:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    ABC World News ^ | Oct. 2, 2012 | Sydney Lupkin
    New research suggests that beta-blocker pills don't prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiac deaths in patients with heart disease, but doctors are torn over whether there's enough in the study to make them want to stop prescribing the drugs. Beta blockers have been a standard heart medication for decades. The study, published in the Journal of American Medical Association, looked at nearly 45,000 patients with prior heart attacks, coronary artery disease or risk factors for coronary artery disease, and found that those on beta blockers didn't show significantly lower rates of heart attack, stroke or cardiac death than those not...
  • Perfect time for the video! Ob won't sleep, will worry he'll be asked about it the entire debate!

    10/02/2012 4:33:42 PM PDT · by Bulwinkle
    I was not going to watch the debate, but now i am!!
  • Yeti Sightings On The Rise In Russia - In Other News: Russian Vodka Consumption Shocks Even Russians

    10/02/2012 3:19:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    The Sun ^ | September 26, 2012 | The Sun
    'Yeti' Sightings On The Rise In Russia A group of yetis are on the loose in Sibera, fishermen and a forestry worker have claimed. There were three reported sightings in recent weeks. One person who reported spying the beast said “We shouted, ‘Do you need help?’ They rushed away, all in fur, walking on two legs, making their way through the bushes and with two other limbs, straight up the hill. The person who made the report added: “It could not be bears, as the bear walks on all fours, and they ran on two. Then they were gone.” On...
  • Freep a Poll! (should 15% long term capital gains tax be raised?)

    10/02/2012 2:25:43 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies ^ | Kiplinger newsletter
    Some budgeteers argue that the 15% tax rate on long-term capital gains should be raised as part of efforts to cut the federal deficit. Do you agree? Yes. This is the primary reason that income inequality has grown in the U.S. No. A low capital gains rate is the key to encouraging investment in our economy. Not sure
  • Freep a Poll! (should "undocumented" {ILLEGAL!} immigrants get driver licenses?)

    10/02/2012 1:59:51 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies ^ | 10-2-12 | LA Daily News
    Do you think undocumented immigrants should be allowed to have driver's licenses? Yes No
  • vanity - Sean Hannity says a video with breaking news is coming

    10/02/2012 12:25:56 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 152 replies
    Sean Hannity says a video with breaking news is coming. He has been hinting about something since last Thursday. What could it be?
  • I Want Everybody To Look At This Week's 'NEWSWEEK':

    10/02/2012 12:25:24 PM PDT · by Vinylly · 23 replies
    I was at the check-out counter at our local grocery store and I was shocked at what I saw on the cover of 'NEWSWEEK': It had a picture of Obama with a caption reading 'Obama, the Democrats Reagan'. What???, this is an outrage!!!! What an insult to America and the name of Ronald Reagan!!! These two people are 180 degrees apart. Ronald Reagan was pro-business, pro-freedom, pro-democracy, and pro-America. Obama is anti-business, pro-socialist, anti-America, with Government controling our lives. Newsweek in absolutely clueless. Their caption should have read: 'Obama, the d'RAT's Carter' If Newsweek was truthful and honest, their caption...