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  • Obama sending more unarmed agents into Mexico

    03/14/2011 5:18:08 AM PDT · by bcsco · 21 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | March 13, 2011 | Obama sending more unarmed agents into Mexico
    On Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement director, John Morton announced that his agency is sending an additional 20 agents to Mexico to combat the growing threat from the cartels. Of course, these new agents will be unarmed. Continue reading on Examiner.com: Obama sending more unarmed agents into Mexico - National drug cartel | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/drug-cartel-in-national/obama-sending-more-unarmed-agents-into-mexico#ixzz1GZj1rag7
  • HTML Sandbox 2011

    01/01/2011 8:30:03 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 154 replies · 5+ views
    FR | 01 January 2011 | Various FR Members
    It's time for a new HTML reference so you can make your posts look cool. HTML means Hyper Text Markup Language. It's a set of simple commands used to format the text of your posts, add images, or links, or change the appearance. URL is Uniform Resource Locator. It's the name of the page or the picture that you see, the www.http:// stuff. You'll need to use the URL to make links and post pictures. Quotation Marks Quotes have to be used around the URLs for web pages and images on Free Republic. Some systems do not require this. Ours...
  • Please pray for us

    03/09/2011 7:31:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    March 9, 2011 | 2ndDivisionVet
    As some of you know, we've both been having some health issues. My leg is frequently infected from diabetic wounds on my feet. I can't afford to lose my leg because there's no one else who can help my wife who had a stroke last year. Now my ancient car's brakes are giving out, which will make it almost impossible for us to get to the doctor, pharmacy, hospital and store. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes and don't forget JimRob as well. Thanks in advance.
  • Help with FR search

    03/07/2011 7:18:15 PM PST · by BobP · 16 replies
    I always run into this one: Does anyone know how to search FR posts containing TSA, DoD, DoJ, SoS or DHS in their titles?
  • Sources: Man didn’t like Hispanics, so killed one at random (Illinois)

    03/05/2011 4:05:41 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 9 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Mar 5, 2011 | Frank Main
    The suspected killer flew from O’Hare Airport to Heathrow Airport in London to flee the country, Chicago Police say. But his plan hit a snag when he told British authorities he intended to work there. They said no thanks and sent him back to the United States in January, police said. That’s when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials at the airport in Newark, N.J., ran his name through a database and discovered he had been arrested in a murder in Chicago. It turned out that last year, Chicago Police detectives had questioned and released the man, Maurice Hudson, in...
  • Does FR have a mobile application?

    03/03/2011 3:15:57 PM PST · by maineman · 28 replies
    Thanks.
  • Poll: Latino voters increasingly support Obama

    02/24/2011 8:02:33 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 87 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 2/22/2011 | CINDY CARCAMO
    resident Barack Obama seems to have fallen short on economic and immigration promises he made to Latino voters before he was elected. Still, his approval ratings among Latino voters increased to 70 percent after falling as low as 57 percent in June 2010 in a Gallup poll, according to La Opinión. The Spanish-language newspaper cited a poll conducted by its parent company ImpreMedia and Latino Decisions, a research group that focuses on issues facing Latinos. In 2008, Obama garnered 67 percent of the Latino votes, according to La Opinión. The same poll also concluded that Latino voters would not automatically...
  • UPDATED MASTER List of FReeper PING LISTS; Vol. VIII - SPRING Edition!

    04/04/2007 8:57:08 AM PDT · by cgk · 385 replies · 24,478+ views
    FreeRepublic.com | 4-4-07 | Various FReeper FRiends
    Connecticutnutmeg DC ChapterBillF; Angelwood DelMarVa List(Delaware/Maryland/Virginia)Gabz DixieStainlessBanner Floridatrussell; Joe Brower FREEPNORAD Sector Alerts__________ Fresno/Central ValleySyncro Houstonweegee IdahoGOP_Raider Ithaca is the City of EvilBehind Liberal Lines KentuckySLB; RonPaulLives Kudos/After-Action reportsTaxRelief Louisianacajunconservative Manhattan FReeper Happy HourSilly Midwest Outdoors & Rural IssuesSJackson MinnesotaMplsSteve Mississippibourbon; WKB MissouriJustAnotherJoe New Yorkneverdem; The Mayor North CarolinaConstitution Day; TaxRelief OhioTonyRo76 Oklahoma2Jedismom OregonSalvation PennsylvaniaTribune7 Pittsburghmartin_fierro Puget Sound ChapterLibertina Rhode Islandnutmeg San DiegoCAluvdubya; CyberAnt San Francisco / Bay AreaCitizen James Silicon Valleymartin_fierro South CarolinaSC Swamp Fox; dixie sass; upchuck Southern California Breaking NewsBurbankKarl South Texas/MexicoSwinneySwitch TexasMeekOneGOP; Eaker Trans-Texas CorridorTolerance Sucks Rocks TriState Chapter (NJ/NY/CT)firebrand Virginia PoliticsCorin Stormhands Western New...
  • FreeRepublic Ping List Compilation

    02/15/2011 2:58:21 PM PST · by Fishtalk · 122 replies
    The Fish Blogs ^ | 2/15/11 | Pat Fish
    Over the past few weeks I've been compiling various ping lists via requests on some of my Freep posts. This is the first viewing offered. It's sparse; I'm sure there's plenty more Freep ping lists out there. And it's not viewed by millions. But I will put the URL in my sig line when I post on FreeRepublic and I'm a frequent poster. I will also be designing a big banner on my sidebar for folks who read my regular Blog posts. Might get some attention. There's instructions on the post how to add your ping list to this Blog...
  • "If FR dies, that’s that." - Jim Robinson [Jim's reply at post # 588]

    01/11/2011 5:28:06 AM PST · by paulycy · 1,626 replies · 3+ views
    freerepublic.com ^ | 1/11/11 | paulycy
    FYI - Here are statements from Jim about the future of FreeRepublic.com for those who missed them. They are quite serious. === "Well, I can say that there are definitely two things that will never happen. 1) Banner ads. 2) Oracle [a completely new database system.] And a third is a total replacement [of the current damaged system.] Don’t have the financial wherewithal." "To those who wish to leave because of it, see ya." "If FR dies, that’s that."=== [To: paulycy] Hey, you want us to get an all new system with all new software and add a few more...
  • FR System Response much faster. Something has improved.

    01/08/2011 7:40:28 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 42 replies · 1+ views
    (vanity)
    Whatever was done about 5 minutes ago, seems to have helped...
  • Is something up with Free Republic?

    01/08/2011 4:56:12 PM PST · by Artcore · 218 replies · 1+ views
    Am I the only one having problems connecting to Free Republic today?
  • Obama Eyeing Internet ID for Americans

    01/07/2011 8:57:35 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 320 replies
    CBS News | CNet ^ | 1/7/10 | Declan McCullagh
    STANFORD, Calif. - President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today. It's "the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government" to centralize efforts toward creating an "identity ecosystem" for the Internet, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt said. That news, first reported by CNET, effectively pushes the department to the forefront of the issue, beating out other potential candidates including the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
  • The REAL History of Free Republic, 2009 Edition (c)

    12/30/2009 6:17:52 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 130 replies · 2,544+ views
    Free Republic | 12/30/2009 | By Lazamataz
    What did we all do before Free Republic? Well, it might surprise you to know there never was a time before Free Republic. And as good as the forum is now, it was much then. I remember the Good Old Days of Free Republic. It was the 1970's. You should have been on Free Republic back in the 1970's. It was all different back then. "Clinton's a liar" was named "Kennedy's a perv". Michael Rivero was posting a series debunking the moon landing hoax, and showing how Apollo 13 was likely crippled by a Soviet missile, not some 'center fuel...
  • Have A Happy FReeping New Year/The Real History Of Free Republic

    12/31/2010 3:48:55 PM PST · by writer33 · 168 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12/31/10 | Chris Davis/Lazamataz
    Since my registration on this site, January 15, 2004, I look forward to the New Year and my sixth anniversary with the finest "Red Staters" across the globe. It is this place that exhibits more generosity than every country combined. There is no finer place on the Internet. Over the course of 2010, there has been no better display of patriotism and Americanism than this beloved Red, White and Blue forum. Despite the claims of the world, FReepers celebrate the New Year, giving more than they receive. With the never-ending support of this web site, Free Republic will continue to...
  • The First Annual FReeper's Choice Awards

    12/07/2010 3:09:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    December 7, 2010 | 2ndDivisionVet
    I propose that we have different categories: Best Overall Thread Poster. Best Political Thread Poster. Best Religion Thread Poster. Best Comment Poster. Best FReeper, Best Military Poster, etc, etc. Please feel free to suggest more categories and how we might do this. Thanks!
  • FR site ... slow?

    11/01/2010 12:51:11 PM PDT · by SMARTY · 29 replies
    11-1-10 | Me
    The FR site is VERY slow and herky jerky today. Can I expect it will be shut down altogether tomorrow? Or, maybe tonight?
  • Free Republic Smeared by NAACP Report (Freepers will not be intimidated)

    10/20/2010 8:50:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 222 replies
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | Kristinn
    In a report released today entitled, Tea Party Nationalism, the NAACP falsely accuses Free Republic of being "an important space for...racist(sic)" and of having as a member the Holocaust Museum shooter James Von Brunn.In falsely accusing Free Republic of being a haven for racists, the NAACP report notes Free Republic's front page promotes the Tea Party Express. However, the report fails to note the front page also includes several statements warning that racism and violence are not welcome on Free Republic:"Please enjoy our forum, but also please remember to use common courtesy when posting and refrain from posting personal attacks,...
  • Governor Palin Talks To Foxnews At Tea Party Rally (If the GOP strays again then why not 3rd party)

    10/18/2010 8:14:31 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 48 replies
    conservatives4palin ^ | Monday October 18, 2010
    Palin: "This is the GOP last shot, it's their last chance....we will lost faith and be disappointed, we will be disenchanted if they start straying from the bed rock principles that can help grow our economy. If they start straying, then why not a third party....that's what people will start asking Link to Video:
  • November 30th Could Be the Day the Government Seizes Control of the Internet

    10/12/2010 3:04:44 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 28 replies
    Big Government ^ | October 12, 2010 | Seton Motley
    November 30th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could potentially engage in one of the largest federal power grabs we have ever seen. After two years of this Presidential Administration and this Congress, that is saying an awful lot about an awful lot. And what’s worse, the FCC would be doing it without Congress weighing in. At the FCC’s November meeting – note the coincidental date of choice, AFTER the impending election – three unelected bureaucrats (of five) could simply vote themselves rulers of 1/6th of our entire economy – the information and technology sector. Meaning the Internet that you currently...
  • XKCD Puts FreeRepublic on the map

    10/11/2010 3:39:50 PM PDT · by DBrow · 27 replies
    xkcd ^ | 10/1/10 | xkcd
    It's hard to find but FR is an island in the Sea of Memes. This is his second Internet map, the first iirc was social sites by size. I think this one is by daily use (so Facebook is huge). I have pinged him as to why FR was an island in the sea of memes when it really belongs in The ocean of Opinion with Kos, Huff, Hot Air and American Thinker. xkcd is a web strip about math and science and other interesting topics. http://xkcd.com/802_large/
  • Will the "views" feature ever make a comeback?

    10/08/2010 6:56:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    10/8/2010 | 2ndDivisionVet
    Just asking. Liked seeing how many people had viewed a particular thread.
  • FR Then & Now

    09/14/2010 7:06:19 AM PDT · by NamVet71MP · 69 replies
    WaybackMachine ^ | 12/21/1996 | FR
    FreeRepublic Then and Now
  • Victor FReeper on Rush Now!

    09/24/2010 9:53:14 AM PDT · by TSgt · 65 replies
    9/24/2010 | FreeRepublic
    Greetings from FreeRepublic!
  • The Classification of the American Tegdiw (Vanity)

    09/23/2010 11:09:32 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 8 replies
    Self | 23 September 2010 | Combat_Boots
    The American Tegdiw is a practice. Animal, vegetable or mineral, it can also be ethereal and represent the piece or the entirely. Its use is measurement and value, both individually and in the aggregate. The plural Tegdiw works in reverse of normal English words, being Stegdiw. Thus, is the plurality of all American Stegdiw, when considered as a group, the opposite of the individual Tegdiw. Metaphorically, the combined Stegdiw work against the Tegdiw as an opposing force, even though this might seem at first glance to be mathematically impossible. The impetus of the Tegdiw is toward self-reliance in the classical...
  • AOL Owned Daily Finance Retracts Passage That Libeled Free Republic Over Child Pornography

    09/23/2010 9:36:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 153 replies
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 | Kristinn
    The AOL-owned site Daily Finance this morning retracted a passage in an article that falsely stated Free Republic hosted child pornography.The article was about reporter John Cook leaving Yahoo News to return to Gawker. Included in Cook's reasons for leaving, according to Daily Finance reporter Jeff Bercovici, was that Yahoo would not allow him to write about Free Republic "hosting child pornography." The Salon.com article that was linked to support that claim actually stated that Free Republic did not host child pornography.The offending Daily Finance passage now reads:"... On similar grounds, he was prohibited from writing about the conservative website...
  • America and Undeservedness (Vanity)

    09/23/2010 8:51:42 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 2 replies
    self | 23 September 2010 | Combat_Boots
    “God will give me justice" How is it that some people consider America undeserving of its position in the world? The easy answer is jealousy, or a view that sees America as yet another empire. The key word, however, is ‘yet.’ How can someone answer this without rancor or dismissiveness? We defend people all over the world, yet we are seen as the aggressors? We come to the defense of allies, yet we are not defended by them? We give more goods, lives, services and ideas to people all over the world than any other country in the world, yet...
  • AOL Libels Free Republic; Web Giant Falsely Accuses Conservative Site of Hosting Child Porn

    09/22/2010 8:23:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 180 replies · 1+ views
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Internet giant AOL libeled Free Republic as "hosting child pornography" in an article published Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at their Daily Finance news site. The site's masthead reads: Daily Finance An AOL Money & Finance Site.Authored by Daily Finance media columnist Jeff Bercovici, the article entitled Muzzled Reporter Says 'Maw of Yahoo' No Place for Journalism tells the story about John Cook's reasons for leaving Yahoo News and returning to his previous gig with Gawker. According to the article, Cook was the senior national affairs reporter for Yahoo's The Upshot news blog. Bercovici notes that he and Cook are...
  • Reporter Quits Yahoo (says Free Republic hosts child porn)

    09/22/2010 6:59:33 PM PDT · by remaxagnt · 76 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | Sep. 22, 2010 | Nicholas Carlson
    Yahoo News editor Andrew Golis says star reporter John Cook is quitting to re-join Gawker because "he prefers the license Gawker gave him to add his opinions into his reporting to the scale and credibility Yahoo! News could offer." John tells AOL's Jeff Bercovici that's hogwash. He says he quit Yahoo because they censored him like crazy. Bercovici reports: In one instance, Cook was forced to bowdlerize a quotation from New York Times reporter James Risen; he was told that referring to masturbation, even euphemistically, was unacceptable. On similar grounds, he was prohibited from writing about the conservative website Free...
  • FR SITE MALFUNCTION??

    09/10/2010 7:03:01 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 22 replies
    9-10-10 | Me
    Last Friday, the FR site was especially slow and finally went away altogether. What was that about?
  • Why are stories about Lucas Daniel Smith being yanked?

    09/07/2010 12:14:08 PM PDT · by surfer · 555 replies · 4+ views
    The Post & Email | 9/7/2010 | surfer
    Why do these articles keep getting banned and deleted on FR? I don't understand how this breaks any of the rules here...have our moderators been inflitrated with Progressives, Marxists? Is FR seeing its final days?
  • What type of FReeper response most annoys you?

    09/01/2010 11:04:43 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 385 replies
    Have at it.
  • Freerepublic.com passes MSNBC.com in total site visits

    08/31/2010 7:31:33 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 113 replies
    SiteAnalytics.com ^ | Aug 31, 2010 | Self
    For the month of July, Site Analytics shows Free Republic as having 6,187,862 visits (1,320,954 unique visitors).MSNBC.com had 5,224,538, down 16.9% (2,002,914 unique visitors).
  • Demos fears government terror strategy 'fuels mistrust' (advocacy of infiltration of website)

    08/30/2010 8:26:37 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 August 2010 | Unknown
    The secret service has been urged by Demos to be more open Secrecy surrounding counter-terrorism operations is fuelling mistrust of authorities, a study by independent think tank Demos suggests. It urges the government and secret services to be more open to stop extremist groups using conspiracy theories to discredit them. A Demos spokesman said: "Less-secret services could make Britain safer." The study calls for greater communication with trusted community leaders and individuals. Continue reading the main story Related stories Unmasking the mysterious 7/7 conspiracy theorist When sceptics fight back The report - entitled the Power of Unreason - says groups...
  • POST OF THE DAY...a continuous thread highlighting the incisive perceptions and wit of FReepers.

    08/27/2010 1:37:09 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 94 replies
    08.27,10 | Chickensoup
    Freepers say caustic, wry, incisive, sarcastic, funny and poignant things. This is a running thread to highlight the BEST of the BEST. I will sometimes miss em so let me know....
  • Digg critics allege vast right wing conspiracy [FreeRepublic mentioned]

    08/26/2010 1:41:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    TG Daily ^ | August 6, 2010 | Starr Keshet
    AlterNet is claiming that it has uncovered a "widespread campaign of censorship" executed by a group of "influential" conservative and right-wing Digg members. The site - which defines itself as a viable "alternative to the commercial media onslaught" - refers to Digg as both a "behemoth" and a "powerhouse." "The [Digg] model [makes] it very susceptible to external gaming whereby users from certain groups attempt to push their viewpoint or articles to the front page to give them traction," claimed senior news editor "Oleoleolson." "But the inverse of this effect is more devastating, as Bury brigades could effectively remove stories...
  • FreeRepublic.Com: Most Recent "Activity" Display Selection Now Failing?

    07/23/2010 3:02:48 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 50 replies
    23 July 2010 | RACookPE
    Freerepublic has long had three "display" choices: Choices that determine how we (the readers) rank the items displayed on the left side of FreeRepublic * Articles * Activity * Comments Choose "Articles" and you get the articles listed in the order that they were posted. This is the same order that they show up in the right hand column. Choose "Activity" and you (should) get the articles listed in the order that they are being commented upon: That is, the most recent article with the most recent comment gets listed first, then the next most-recent comment, third most recent, etc....
  • Thousands of WWII pictures from 1944 / Normandy period

    07/23/2010 9:00:18 AM PDT · by Stolly · 44 replies · 2+ views
    I've had these pictures sat on my PC for years so i've finally got around to hosting them. I'm slowly captioning them too, based on translations from a French Flickr account. I think he copied them from somewhere else so i don't feel too bad about using them. I'm not copying word for word anyway. Anyway, hope some of you enjoy them ! http://www.stolly.org.uk/ETO
  • Known Journolisters

    07/22/2010 2:24:55 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 21, 2010 | Clarice Feldman
    An FR poster compiled this list of known members of the Journolist Save this--a poster at FR has compiled a list of known journolist members The following 65 names are confirmed members of the now-defunct JournoList listserv. 1. Ezra Klein 2. Dave Weigel 3. Matthew Yglesias 4. David Dayen 5. Spencer Ackerman 6. Jeffrey Toobin 7. Eric Alterman 8. Paul Krugman 9. John Judis 10. Eve Fairbanks 11. Mike Allen 12. Ben Smith 13. Lisa Lerer 14. Joe Klein 15. Brad DeLong 16. Chris Hayes 17. Matt Duss 18. Jonathan Chait 19. Jesse Singal 20. Michael Cohen 21. Isaac Chotiner...
  • The Twitter Revolution

    07/21/2010 6:30:49 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 3 replies
    UNCP Mass Communication ^ | 2009 | Dr. Anthony Curtis
    Articles about Twitter: Since the popular social media tool Twitter debuted in March 2006 as a free, social-networking, microblogging Internet service via which users send text updates, known as tweets, Twitter has grown into a communication phenomenon. Technically speaking, Twitter is a microblogging system that is a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. It's a device agnostic message routing system with some social networking features. By accepting messages from sms, web, mobile web, instant message, or third party API projects, tweets can be sent via mobile texting, instant message, or the web. How does it...
  • Look what they found near the Texas and Mexico border (See pix)

    07/01/2010 7:39:05 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 190 replies · 2+ views
    FusionFX Politics and Capitalism ^ | 30 Jun 2010 | Unknown
    Where was our news media? Where was our president and congress? Why does the official move from Washington go against American private citizens and their guns, and not an all out war against the drug cartels using fully automatic military weapons, hand grenades, launchers and machine-guns? Why is the president pushing for an international gun law that will bring registration and finally gun control to we American citizens? Who is for free and lawful American citizens? Where are our statesmen? Where are our patriots and where are champions for the Constitution and freedom and safety of American citizens? This is...
  • NewZeal.Blogspot (Shamless Blog Ad (Beck recommends highly)

    06/25/2010 7:19:44 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 9 replies · 2+ views
    NewZeal.blogspot (news analysis & compilation site) ^ | On-going | Trevor London (and others)
    I have no connection to this guy at all, but Beck has now suggested checking his site every single day, along with Drudge, of course. (I wish he'd say FR, too, but that's another matter). Titles and coverage is on various conservative topics, with videos embedded.
  • Looks like Bambi is serious about getting "his" troops in order....

    06/23/2010 1:48:23 PM PDT · by cyberaxe · 64 replies · 2+ views
    Cyberaxe
    .....Navy son just texted me and let me know that the Navy just "blocked" Free Republic.....
  • Prayer Chain Request for the United States of America

    06/22/2010 6:31:07 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 18 replies
    vanity ^ | 22 June 2010 | me
    I wish to start a prayer chain for 24 hours straight until July 5th, 2010, for the United States of America. I commit to praying for 10 minutes twice per day to say prayers on behalf of our country, its safety, its restoration, its men and women. Will other FReepers please follow on?
  • I haven't been able to log onto FR all day.

    06/20/2010 10:27:59 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 63 replies
    Did this happen to anyone else? Anyway, I was freaking because I don't know of any other conservative political forums and almost had to go to CNN for news. Then FR came back up. Are there any other conservative political forums just in case?
  • FR's new IP address

    06/21/2010 12:21:21 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Chuck | 21st June | Chuck
    Probably not many people noticed, but FR changed its IP address over the weekend, from 209.157.64.201 to 209.157.64.200. I only noticed because I had hard coded the address to my HOSTS file. I just wanted to remind the admins that there are many links to 209.157.64.201 out there. Search any search engine for site:209.157.64.201 to see.
  • What's wrong with FR?

    06/19/2010 1:04:55 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 98 replies · 1,332+ views
    me ^ | 6/19/10 | me
    Am I the only one getting screwed up threads & posts?
  • Let’s Be Honest: The Real Problem With Our Financial System Is The American Dream

    06/12/2010 8:35:29 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 22 replies · 1,109+ views
    NY SLimes via Business Insider ^ | 12 June 2010 | Joe Nocera
    Sheila Bair, the chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, began her week with a bit of honest heresy, the kind that only she, among all the bank regulators, seems willing to utter in the wake of the financial crisis. Deep in a speech she delivered Monday before the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers — a speech that got surprisingly little attention — Ms. Bair listed her three main recommendations to “put the mortgage industry on a sounder footing.” The first two were the usual suspects: better consumer education and protection, and a reformed securitization market. Her third proposal, however,...
  • Paypal Cuts Off Atlas: Truth is the New Hate Speech

    06/12/2010 5:42:25 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 17 replies · 661+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Pam Geller
    « Freedom Bus Ads vs Slavery Bus Ads: Help Us Help Them | Main | "I am a Muslim," Obama Tells Egyptian Foreign Minister Gheit Islamic Coup on the White House » Saturday, June 12, 2010 Paypal Cuts Off Atlas: Truth is the New Hate Speech The little money that Atlas generates (I have no large donors) is about to be cut off. Apparently the jihad is hard at work trying to kill free speech (and the bus ads and the 9111 no mosque movement) from making its way to those in pursuit of truth. Paypal contributions helps pays for...
  • Could cyber skirmish lead U.S. to war?

    06/12/2010 5:25:59 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 6 replies · 322+ views
    Red tapr Chronicles -- MSNBS ^ | June 11 2010 | Bob Sullivan
    Imagine this scenario: Estonia, a NATO member, is cut off from the Internet by cyber attackers who besiege the country's bandwidth with a devastating denial of service attack. Then, the nation's power grid is attacked, threatening economic disruption and even causing loss of life as emergency services are overwhelmed. As international outcry swells, outside researchers determine the attack is being sponsored by a foreign government and being directed from a military base. Desperate and outgunned in tech resources, Estonia invokes Article 5 of the NATO Treaty -- an attack against one member nation is an attack against all. It requests...