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  • Nov. 2nd Prediction - Dems will have a big night...

    10/21/2010 10:19:54 PM PDT · by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better · 18 replies
    They may win as many 190 House contests! You heard it here first!!!
  • Michael Ash: Ventilators and illuminators in Noah's Ark and Jaredite barges [Mormon, LDS open]

    10/18/2010 10:45:49 AM PDT · by T Minus Four · 75 replies
    The Mormon Times ^ | 18 Oct 2010 | Michael Ash
    When the Lord told the Jaredites he would lead them to a new land (Ether 2:7), he also instructed them to build eight barges to traverse the waters to their new destination (v. 16). According to Ether, these barges, which were patterned after Noah's Ark (6:7), were "tight like unto a dish," peaked at both ends and had holes that could be unplugged to allow ventilation (2:17, 20). The story of Noah, or some equivalent figure, is found in a wide array of ancient non-biblical literature and could easily have been known to the ancient Jaredites. Some of these traditions...
  • The American Left Slides Into Psychosis

    10/11/2010 2:35:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 68 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 11, 2010 | J.R. Dunn
    History tells us that organizations, movements, even entire nations can go mad in much the same way an individual does, with the same expression of irrationality, frenzy, and violence. Recent evidence suggests that the American left is going through precisely such a breakdown. In his memoir Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Carl Jung, the psychiatric pioneer who was smarter than Freud, discussed a particular case history in which a patient told of a troubling dream: he was repeatedly confronted with the image of a howling feces-covered baby. Jung had no immediate explanation, and thought about little else for several days. At last...
  • Video: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)

    10/08/2010 3:20:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) is the earliest surviving film version of L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel...

    09/17/2010 2:45:31 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Patriot Basketball League ^ | 9-17-10 | TheRobb7
    Hello FReepe Nation! I recently started a Fantasy Basketball League over at ESPN. I've never tried this with basketball, being more a fan of baseball and football. My previous invitation for football went well. Thanks to those of you who joined. This is a 10-team league and we need 7 more owners. Here's the link to the league website so you can look around and see if you'd like to throw your hat in the ring: If you'd like to join, send me a FreepMail with an e-mail address so I can send you an invitation. Thanks and God...
  • Freeper Fantasy Hockey League--Players wanted! **VANITY**

    09/12/2010 6:19:33 AM PDT · by freedombird · 5 replies
    It's Hockey Season Again....Join the Freeper Fantasy League. Openings still avaialble. Head to Head play each week with playoffs at the end of the season. Freepmail me if interested!
  • Fantasy Basketball--Inviting Owners

    08/23/2010 4:37:38 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 1 replies
    Patriot Basketball League ^ | 08-23-10 | TheRobb7
    Hello FReepe Nation! I recently started a Fantasy Basketball League over at ESPN. I've never tried this with basketball, being more a fan of baseball and football. My previous invitation for football went well. Thanks to those of you who joined. Here's the link to the league website so you can look around and see if you'd like to throw your hat in the ring. If you'd like to join, send me a FreepMail with an e-mail address so I can send you an invitation. Thanks and God Bless FReeperNation.
  • The Myth of US High Speed Rail

    07/25/2010 6:38:48 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 108 replies · 3+ views
    My Blog - Simply Shrug ^ | July 26, 2010 | PugetSoundSoldier
    There's a big push in some corners of the US transportation industry to "bring high speed rail to America". Visions of relaxed, latte-sipping trips over the nation, no lines for security, low cost trips are certainly heady ideas, but do they bear out? Let's take a critical, cold, calculating look at the reality of the situation. As many know, I split my time between the US (Seattle, WA area) and Asia (predominantly Shanghai, China). China's been on a high speed rail building frenzy recently, and there are thousands of kilometers of line laid, with thousands more to come. Soon most...

    07/21/2010 10:57:35 AM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 235 replies · 2+ views
    n/a ^ | 7/21/10 | A Navy Vet
    What will you do when push comes to shove? Will you accept the marxist slavery or will you fight!?
  • American Boy Cast to Play ‘Little Barry’

    05/13/2010 6:16:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 336+ views ^ | May 13, 2010
    An American boy based in Indonesia has been selected to play the role of Barack Obama in the upcoming movie about the US president’s childhood in Jakarta. “Obama Anak Menteng” (“Obama The Menteng Kid”) is expected to begin filming this week and rushed into Indonesian cinemas by June 17. The film is based on the novel of the same name, which author Damien Dematra claims to be a true account of “Barry’s” childhood in the Jakarta suburb. He reportedly wrote the novel in just five days after five days of research. Hasan Faruq Ali, selected for the role, told a...
  • Up from Slavery

    04/07/2010 5:34:28 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 12 replies · 351+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | April 6, 2010 | David Boaz
    Up from SlaveryThere's no such thing as a golden age of lost liberty For many libertarians, "the road to serfdom" is not just the title of a great book but also the window through which they see the world. We’re losing our freedom, year after year, they think. They (we) quote Thomas Jefferson: “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” We read books with titles like Freedom in Chains, Lost Rights, The Rise of Federal Control over the Lives of Ordinary Americans, and yes, The Road to Serfdom. The Cato Institute's boilerplate...
  • The Wishful Thinking Election of 2008

    03/27/2010 3:10:54 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 198+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 27, 2010 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Looking back on a full year of having Barack Obama as president of the United States, Flannery O'Conner's cautionary words come to mind: "To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness." The Journal of Economic Psychology published an article in 2003 entitled, Blessed are those who expect nothing: Lowering expectations as a way of avoiding disappointment. The abstract outlined how "people can try to avoid disappointment: namely, by lowering their expectations about obtaining a desired but uncertain outcome." The article points out, "Disappointment is experienced when the...
  • Health 'reformers' in wonderland

    03/02/2010 3:28:15 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies · 388+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 2, 2010 | THOMAS SOWELL
    Most health-care discussions are like something out of Alice in Wonder land. The biggest complaint about the medical care is "it costs too much." Yet one looks in vain for anything in the pending legislation that will lower the costs. One of the biggest reasons for higher medical costs is that somebody else is paying those costs, whether an insurance company or the government. What's the politicians' answer? To have more costs paid by insurance companies and the government. Back when the "single payer" was the patient, people were more selective about what they spent their money on. You went...
  • Opinion: California high-speed rail financing is a fantasy

    02/25/2010 10:06:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 741+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2/25/10 | Zachary Tyson
    The California High-Speed Rail Authority has long touted the wonderful fantasy of high-speed trains. On the authority's Web site, viewers are shown a sleek, ultramodern train zooming through a backdrop of green rolling hills and lush scenery, all at speeds up to 225 miles per hour. Not only is high-speed rail fast, but you'll be able to hop on a high-speed train without going through those bothersome security checkpoints they have in airports, resulting in a travel time from San Francisco to Anaheim of under three hours. Is anything missing from this picture? Only reality. When the imagination of dazzling...
  • Earth 2100 (The GW gospel exposing the evil Americans)

    01/09/2010 3:15:42 PM PST · by MaxMax · 36 replies · 1,306+ views
    The History Channel
  • It's not the government's recovery

    12/14/2009 12:25:50 PM PST · by GOP_Resurrected · 246+ views
    First Trust Portfolios ^ | 12/14/2009 | Brian Wesbury & Bob Stein
    This past weekend, President Obama’s top economic advisor, Larry Summers, said the “recession is over.” But in the next breath he called for more government action to stimulate the economy, in particular, the pace of hiring. As far as the Administration is concerned, it is government stimulus that brought us this recovery. Now, it’s just a matter of piling on even more government spending to generate job growth. In one sense we agree completely with Mr. Summers. The recession is over. In fact, the economy has been growing since June. This came as no surprise to us. “An economic recovery...
  • Science Fiction literature thread

    10/21/2009 10:21:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies · 2,083+ views ^ | 10/21/09 | Nachum
    I thought I would start a thread for all of you Science Fiction and Fantasy readers. I know it has been done in the past, but it seemed like a good time to run it again. If you have any favorite books or stories to recommend post it for others to share. I have received some excellent advice on some good reads. Maybe you have a good title or author to recommend.
  • Girl 'cried rape after living out fantasy of having sex with two strangers'

    11/06/2009 1:58:47 AM PST · by bogusname · 36 replies · 1,977+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 6, 2009 | Luke Salkeld
    A young woman cried rape after 'fulfilling a fantasy' of having sex with two strangers, a court heard yesterday. Chloe Dolton, 22, was 'bored' with her life and willingly engaged in the threesome after an argument with her boyfriend, it was alleged...
  • The most pretentious science fiction - fantasy TV shows

    11/02/2009 3:09:41 PM PST · by EveningStar · 268 replies · 6,361+ views
    November 2, 2009
    Here are my selections for the most pretentious science fiction - fantasy TV shows (RELAX - THE CYNICISM IS ALL IN FUN!): 5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 - 2003) - Pretty much a chick series. 4. V (original - including miniseries' - 1983 - 1985) - Nazi lizard people invade the earth. 3. Alien Nation (1989 - 1990) - A message series with one message - racism is evil. We get it. Next. (amazingly enough, this series spawned five made for TV movies, which were viewed by all 500 of its fans) 2. Beauty and the Beast (1987 -...
  • US, SKorea draw up plan on NKorea's possible collapse

    10/31/2009 11:48:50 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 987+ views
    Space War ^ | 11/01/2009 | Staff Writers
    The United States and its ally South Korea have drawn up a contingency plan to cope with emergencies in North Korea, including a possible regime change there, a report said Sunday. "Operational Plan (OPLAN) 5029" was completed by Seoul and Washington recently, Yonhap news agency said, quoting an unnamed Seoul source. It dictates how to respond case-by-case to such emergencies in North Korea as a civil war, an outflow of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), a mass influx of refugees or a natural disaster, Yonhap said. Under the plan, the United States assumes the role of eliminating North Korea's WMDs,...