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  • Today's Toons 1/24/19

    01/24/2019 3:57:41 AM PST · by pookie18 · 5 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 1/24/19 | pookie18
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  • What Chinese Apartment Houses are Like

    01/24/2019 3:37:38 AM PST · by vannrox · 10 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 15JAN19 | editorial staff
    This article was written in response to a discussion that I had with a friend of mine. He made the statement, “You wouldn’t be able to believe how these (Chinese) people lived! You and I could never live like that!” Turns out that he saw some propaganda from the UK and was convinced that the Chinese lived in windowless hovels. Not so. Not by a long shot. Over the last thirty years, China has experienced a period of enormous growth. It began in the 1990’s. It started when the progressive socialist policies of Mr. Mao were replaced with the Free-Market...
  • This Southern City Was Just Named the World's Best Destination to Visit for 2019

    01/24/2019 2:50:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Souther Living ^ | January 24, 2019 | Perri Ormont Blumberg
    o much South, so little time. While there are so many reasons to love the South right now, Memphis is certainly one of them. In fact, popular travel site TripSavvy just named Memphis the best overall destination for 2019 on their "Where to Go in 2019" travel list.
  • Democrat Slogan Should be"Socialism for All" or their Wet-dream "Communism for ALL"

    01/24/2019 2:44:34 AM PST · by CptnObvious · 9 replies
    Vanity | 1/24/2019 | Self
    Why don't they admit it. The Democrat Slogan Should be "Socialism for All" or their Wet-dream "Communism for ALL" if they were to be honest. They are not stopping with "Medicare for ALL" and Socialized Medicine (read major doctor delays and deaths). Oh no, the Democrats will not stop with just that. Hear them clearly when they say 70% taxation ("Absolutely" as Nancy Pelosi says about raising taxes). Sounds like a Socialist Countries tax rate? Yeah. When they say "Abolish the Electoral College", what are they really saying? It is to get rid of the Good Old U.S. of A...
  • Vanity: The 3rd episode of "Project Blue Book" was better and the show might have turned a corner

    01/24/2019 1:22:45 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    I have been streaming the Project Blue Book episodes on Amazon Prime for $1.99 per but had pretty much come to the conclusion that last night would be my last. The show (it aired Tuesday and was available for streaming last night) just wasn't developing well.Well, last night's show was different.I won't include any spoilers but suffice it to say some really interesting divergences in the story finally appeared.Would be interested to hear from any Freepers who saw the third episode?
  • Dems offer Trump ‘21st century border security’ in place of wall

    01/24/2019 1:17:16 AM PST · by EinNYC · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2019 | Mark Moore and Bob Fredericks
    House Democrats are trying to sweeten the pot and end the government shutdown by offering President Trump billions for “21st century border security” to coax him into giving up his demands for a wall. The proposal would provide up to $5.7 billion to boost personnel at the border, add technical enhancements like sensors and drones and more immigration judges.
  • California city approves 25-cent fee on disposable cups

    01/23/2019 8:10:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO — Patrons of restaurants and coffee shops in Berkeley, California, who don't bring a reusable cup for their beverage will have to pay a 25-cent fee for a disposable cup as part of an ordinance approved by city officials to reduce restaurant waste. Berkeley's City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the fee on single-use cups that will take effect January 2020.
  • Danielle Collins: the feisty US college star causing upsets at the Australian Open

    01/23/2019 7:51:38 PM PST · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 23 Jan 2019 | Whitney McIntosh
    ….Collins hasn’t exactly come out of nowhere – she is the world No 35 – but the casual tennis fan can be forgiven for having no idea who this vocal, unflinching American is. The 25-year-old was ranked 162nd a year ago, before she put together wins over Madison Keys on her way to the quarters at Indian Wells, Coco Vandeweghe and Venus Williams during a semi-final run in Miami, Victoria Azarenka en route to another semi-final in San Jose, and Carla Suárez-Navarro in Eastbourne. The reason she is finding success relatively late on is simple: education. Rather than turn pro...
  • Mike Pompeo warns Nicolas Maduro the US will take 'appropriate action' to DEFEND its diplomats...

    01/23/2019 7:44:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 23, 2019 | ap and reuters
    FULL TITLE: Mike Pompeo warns Nicolas Maduro the US will take 'appropriate action' to DEFEND its diplomats in Venezuela after he order them to leave following Trump's recognition of opposition leader Juan Guiado as president Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has vowed that 'appropriate action' will be taken if any U.S. diplomats are harmed in Venezuela after President Trump dramatically recognized the country's opposition leader Juan Guaido as 'interim president'. Venezuela's crisis quickly escalated Wednesday as Guaido declared himself interim president in a direct challenge to embattled socialist Nicolas Maduro. After the opposition leader was backed by the Trump administration,...
  • Message for Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Federal Unions and like-minded people

    01/23/2019 7:41:20 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 4 replies
    News | 23 January 2019 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The comments/statements by some of the aforementioned individuals, particularly the leftists who are intransigent and unwilling to compromise at all and are supported by leftist media need to be answered. The message is this: You keep saying that Trump is throwing a tantrum, that all of this is Trump's fault, that no negotiation until the government reopens, that not one dime will be spent building the wall, etc., ad nauseum. You try to make it look like it is only Trump who opposes you and most of the rest of the American people would side with you and the Federal...
  • Stratolaunch Abandons Launch Vehicle Program for World's Largest Airplane

    01/23/2019 6:46:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | January 23, 2019 04:19pm ET | Jeff Foust, SpaceNews Writer |
    Stratolaunch is best known for its development of a giant aircraft that will be the largest in the world by wingspan. The twin-fuselage plane, with six jet engines, has carried out a series of taxi tests at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, most recently one Jan. 9 where it reached a speed of nearly 220 kilometers per hour. In that test the plane's nose gear briefly left the ground in a "rotation authority maneuver" that suggested the plane was nearly ready for its first flight. … Stratolaunch didn't formally announce its launch vehicle development efforts until August...
  • Abortion Legalized UP TILL BIRTH In New York!

    01/23/2019 6:39:43 PM PST · by rebuildus · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/23/19 | Patrick Rooney
    Abortion Legalized UP TILL BIRTH In New York! Patrick Rooney of reports that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation today legalizing abortion in his state up until birth, in a shocking development! ("Freedom. Rediscovered...") News / Culture / Independence / Health & Fitness
  • Lady Gaga, Christian Theologian

    01/23/2019 6:05:31 PM PST · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    Canon Fodder ^ | 1/22/2019 | Michael J. Kruger
    By now, plenty has been written on the issue of Mike Pence’s wife teaching at a Christian school that supposedly “bans” (the preferred word of the major news outlets, but not really accurate) LGBTQ students. For those on the cultural left, this is a monumental and stunning discovery. Indeed, we are told (ironically, by the Huffington Post) that the Huffington Post “broke” the story—implying that a remarkable scandal had been uncovered. Thankfully, many have pointed out that this whole “scandal” is much ado about nothing. There are thousands of Christian schools around the country just like the one that Karen...
  • State Senate passes bill to give DREAMers access to tuition aide

    01/23/2019 5:51:59 PM PST · by EinNYC · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2019 | Nolan Hicks
    The Dream Act, providing the children of undocumented immigrants access to state college tuition aide, sailed through the state Senate Wednesday — and was easily expected to pass the Assembly — as lawmakers offered emotional remembrances of their cancer-felled colleague, former Sen. Jose Peralta, who made the bill his life’s mission before his recent death.
  • Actress Patricia Heaton SLAMS Media for ‘Smear’ of Covington Kids

    01/23/2019 5:50:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | January 23, 2019 | Scott Whitlock
    Actress Patricia Heaton, a rare conservative in Hollywood, slammed the media for “smearing” the Covington Kids, calling on journalists to do more than simply apologize. The star of such shows as Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle demanded a suspension or more for those who rushed to judgment.  Offering up a series of Tweets, Heaton highlighted the backtracking. She added,“But they don't address the damage that cannot be undone which was inflicted upon young people who are about to embark on adulthood - applying to colleges, looking for employment, etc.”  The actress concluded: “It seems to me that an apology without...
  • SpaceX's giant rocket ship was blown over and damaged by powerful winds in Texas

    01/23/2019 5:27:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies ^ | 01/23/2019 | Dave Mosher
    Full Title: SpaceX's giant rocket ship was blown over and damaged by powerful winds in Texas — and Elon Musk says repairs will take weeks "I just heard," Elon Musk, the company's founder, tweeted, confirming on-the-ground reports that the vehicle was no longer vertical. He added: "50 mph winds broke the mooring blocks late last night & fairing was blown over. Will take a few weeks to repair." A SpaceX representative independently confirmed to Business Insider that the top portion of the vehicle — called the fairing or nosecone — had fallen over because of high winds. The representative declined...
  • Dr. Siegel:Alzheimer's disease-Why results from a vaccine and a test offer concrete reasons for hope

    01/23/2019 5:19:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23, 2019 | Dr. Marc Siegel
    Today there are new reasons to be hopeful about the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. First, according to research published in Nature Medicine, the disease may be detectable by a blood test 16 years before the onset of symptoms. Such a test, which detects certain proteins that may indicate early stages of the disease, would allow doctors to identify those individuals most at risk of developing it. Second, there is a new Alzheimer’s vaccine known as UB 311, produced by a small company, United Neuroscience, in Dublin, Ireland, that has just delivered promising results in phase two clinical trials in humans....
  • Hulu is Raising It's Prices - Time to Shop!

    01/23/2019 3:50:21 PM PST · by RinaseaofDs · 68 replies
    Email ^ | 1/23/19 | RinaseaofDs
    Hulu is bumping their prices by $5. They just broke $40 for their package + live TV. Only reason why I was getting live TV was local news. Can't do an antenna (Apt building). Anyone have any experience with other services? Sling, any others? Looking for Live TV as well.
  • Natural Born Citizens

    01/23/2019 2:21:38 PM PST · by rustbucket · 108 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 1783 | rustbucket
    I ran across a couple of documents relative to the meaning of Natural Born Citizen, a concept that was a matter of serious discussion in recent presidential elections. The first of these were 1783 notes by Thomas Jefferson on the meaning of "natural subjects", i.e., when people fit the definition of natural subjects of a country and when they did not. Jefferson’s notes were in part to answer the status of a lady’s son with respect to whether he could inherit property in England. The second item I found was a 1790 US law that defines people born outside of...
  • McDonald's is giving out free bacon for one hour 1/29/19

    01/23/2019 1:18:55 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 61 replies
    Channel 3000 WISC TV3 ^ | January 23, 2019 | Staff Writer
    For one hour, McDonald's is giving customers free bacon with anything on the menu at no additional cost. According to a release, Bacon Hour will be from Jan. 29, from 4 to 5 p.m. at participating restaurants nationwide. McDonald's is celebrating bacon's addition to the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder and fries. During Bacon Hour, customers will be given two half pieces of bacon on the side with any purchase and bacon can be added to any item.