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  • Man-Eating Nile Crocodiles Found in Florida

    05/20/2016 2:01:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | MORGAN WINSOR
    Florida can now add man-eating crocs to its growing list of invasive species. Researchers from the University of Florida have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and there may be more out there in the wild. University of Florida herpetologist Kenneth Krysko and his co-authors recently published a paper revealing that DNA testing from three crocs captured in 2009, 2011 and 2014 proves they are Nile crocodiles, a species native to sub-Saharan Africa and parts of the southern Mediterranean coast that can grow over 16 feet long and weigh more than 1,600 pounds. It’s also known to...
  • First responders receive complaints of squirrel attacks in North Myrtle Beach

    05/19/2016 5:48:27 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 38 replies
    WIS TV ^ | May 18th 2016 | Brad Dickerson
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The Nuisance Wildlife Agency continued to search for a possible rabid squirrel that attacked some residents Tuesday afternoon in North Myrtle Beach. According to incident reports from the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety, law enforcement responded to a home on Causey Drive, where a woman said a squirrel attacked her while she was walking to her car. Responding officers indicated the woman showed them scratch marks on her right arm and upper back, the report stated. A little more than an hour later, officers were sent to a Watson Drive address. There,...
  • Vegan restaurant owners receive death threats after being discovered eating meat

    05/08/2016 7:14:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 8, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Let’s finish out the weekend with a story about Californians being Californians, because… California. Terces and Matthew Engelhart have made quite the life for themselves out on the left coast over the past decade, having established a small chain of “organic, plant-based” restaurants which specialize in completely vegan food. They apparently attract Hollywood celebrities who are impressed not only by the business ethic of their eateries, but the “Love Farm” where they raise much of their produce, presumably in a Gaia approved fashion. They’ve published a book which explains the tenets of their “sacred enterprise” which is a must read...
  • The south is SINKING: Giant chunks of the Earth's mantle are falling off and causing quakes across

    05/04/2016 7:43:25 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 MAy 2014 | MARK PRIGG
    The southeastern United States has been hit by a series of strange unexplained quakes - most recently, the 2011 magnitude-5.8 earthquake near Mineral, Virginia that shook the nation's capital. Researchers have been baffled, believing the areas should be relatively quiet in terms of seismic activity, as it is located in the interior of the North American Plate, far away from plate boundaries where earthquakes usually occur. Now, they believe the quakes could be caused by pieces of the Earth's mantle breaking off and sinking into the planet.
  • May 4 is International Respect for Chickens Day (FOR GREAT JUSTICE AND DIGNITY, Uh-Huh) THREAD II

    05/04/2016 7:17:11 AM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 70 replies
    United Poultry Concerns website ^ | "Updated 3 May 2016" | United Poultry Concerns
    The entire month of May is International Respect for Chickens Month! Please do an ACTION for chickens on or around May 4. Ideas include leafleting on a busy street corner, holding an office party or classroom celebration, writing a letter to the editor, doing a radio call-in.... (interrupted by my cackling and chortling)
  • I'm Gonna Vote Republican - Yogi Yorgesson - YouTube (CLASSIC 45RPM RECORD

    05/04/2016 6:54:02 AM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1950s | Yogi Yorgesson
    I was introduced to this old song by a WWII-era Veteran friend of mine just last night. Perfect timing, I'd say. ---------------------------------- Those who are less than 100% fans of Donald Trump may consider voting for him to be Russian Roulette. BUT voting for the OPPOSITION means you shoot yourself and Lady Liberty FOR SURE...
  • Report: A Weasel Shut Down the Large Hadron Collider

    04/29/2016 6:44:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 04/29/2016 | Maddie Stone
    The Large Hadron Collider suffered a power outage last night, after a luckless weasel decided to chew on a 66-kilovolt power cable. It’s not the first time the LHC, a 17-mile superconductor that smashes atoms together at close to the speed of light, has run into trouble because of something small and cute. In 2009, the power went down after a bird dropped a baguette onto a critical electrical system. Although the incident was widely reported and confirmed at the time by sources at the LHC, CERN is apparently now telling folks it may be apocryphal. “This was a story...
  • Suspect Throws Meat at Texas Police in High Steaks Chase

    04/25/2016 8:51:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    UPI ^ | April 21, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    Police in Texas said a man accused of stealing steaks from Walmart led officers on a high-speed chase and struck a police car with meat tossed from his window. Authorities said the suspect stole an undisclosed number of steaks from the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Longview just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. The ensuing police chase reached speeds exceeding 100 mph and crossed two counties before the man was apprehended by Upshur County sheriff's deputies and East Mountain police. East Mountain police Sgt. Marc Nichols said the suspect attempted to get rid of some of the pilfered meats while fleeing police....
  • The struggle is real...[cat pic for awareness]

    04/25/2016 12:35:49 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 45 replies
    Imgur ^ | April 24, 2016 | IfIthoughtyoumatteredIwouldntignoreyou
    The struggle is real... by IfIthoughtyoumatteredIwouldntignoreyou · 1 day ago 1,080 points 95,577 views
  • ONLY YOU CAN STOP WHITENESS

    04/24/2016 6:44:06 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 94 replies
    Frontpage mag ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Whiteness takes over the 17th Annual White Privilege ConferenceA specter is haunting America. The specter of white privilege, white supremacy and whiteness. What is whiteness? If you ask the radical education activists at the 17th Annual White Privilege Conference,”whiteness” is the source of all human evil. Also it’s the race of the majority of the country. The conference with its 2,500 teachers, school administrators and counselors is a bizarre throwback to National Socialism’s ideological indoctrination of every part of society on the evils of one single race. Attendees wore the conference’s version of Nazi armbands with wristbands reading “Got Privilege”....
  • Guardian: Correct Grammar is a Racist Power Imbalance

    04/23/2016 5:23:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 88 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/23/16 | Mark Tapson
    If you're a proud grammar snob, the leftwing Guardian's Mona Chalabi wants you to know that you're simply a wealthy, white racist trying to silence minority voices like hers in order to maintain your wealthy, white, racist power imbalance. In the short video above, Chalabi attempts to suggest that grammar rules don't even exist in the real world, only in the condescending minds of wealthy, white racists.  She acknowledges the "grammar snob's" argument that everyone needs a common set of rules that everyone can understand, but attempts to rebut this by saying such rules aren't commonly held at all -- "they're just their rules." This is the linguistic equivalent of...
  • Unnngh..

    10/05/2004 11:42:29 AM PDT · by sam_whiskey · 4,483 replies · 73,100+ views
    unnngh...
  • 10 Muslims ‘Prematurely Detonate’ While Making IED’s Inside Mosque

    04/21/2016 8:54:22 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 123 replies
    Word Press ^ | 04-21-2016 | Glen Roberts
    At least 10 militants were blown up by their own explosives as they were busy making an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in southeastern Ghazni province. According to the security officials, the militants were busy making the IED inside a mosque in Andar district. The officials further added that the explosives went off prematurely, leaving all 10 militants dead.
  • Can Anyone Remember What Words Originally Created the "SPAM" Acronym?

    11/13/2002 6:35:41 PM PST · by SierraWasp · 123 replies · 5,291+ views
    This is a test of the institutional memory of FReeperdom. My query is first about the tasty canned meat, but also to learn if the current common slang regarding undesirable e-mail is in anyway related, or if that term has it's own independent basis in origination.
  • Protest lodged over secrecy in Clinton email case (She has a halo in Politico photo!)

    04/21/2016 5:47:08 AM PDT · by bugseye · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | Updated 04/20/16 01:24 pm EDT | Josh Gerstein
    Lawyers for a reporter demanding access to email messages and files the FBI has reportedly retrieved from Hillary Clinton's private server are objecting to a secret filing the Justice Department submitted to a federal court last month as part of a bid to keep those messages under wraps...
  • Awkward! Rick Ross interrupts Barack Obama's White House speech about keeping kids out of trouble w

    04/18/2016 8:04:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2016 | James Wilkinson
    An attempt by President Obama to promote his 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative, which aims to keep youths of color out of trouble, came to a farcical end when rapper Rick Ross's ankle bracelet - which he received on a kidnapping and assault charge - went off. Obama had invited a bevy of hip-hop heavyweights, including Niki Minaj, Common, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T and DJ Khaled, to the meeting at the White House Friday. But none of them - least of all Ross himself - expected the ankle bracelet to interrupt the president, according to TMZ.
  • Danny DeVito: Sanders is 'our Obi Wan'

    04/17/2016 9:53:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | April 17, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Actor Danny DeVito on Sunday called Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders "our Obi Wan," referencing the Jedi master from "Star Wars.""I just hugged the man who shook the hand of the Pope," DeVito said during a campaign rally for Sanders on Sunday when introducing the Vermont senator. (Sanders met the pope over the weekend, after speaking at a conference at the Vatican.) "We are going to go out and vote and put this man on Pennsylvania Avenue. ... Ladies and gentlemen, we are here for a hometown boy," Devito said to an audience of more than 28,000 in Brooklyn's Prospect...
  • Trump reveals new nickname for Clinton

    Donald Trump has a new nickname for Hillary Clinton. The Republican White House hopeful tried out “Crooked Hillary” at a campaign rally in Watertown, New York, on Saturday. He had previously referred to Clinton as “incompetent Hillary,” according to the New York Times. Trump has not shied away from nicknaming his rivals. On the campaign trail, he often refers to rival Ted Cruz as “Lyin’ Ted.” Marco Rubio was called “Little Marco.”
  • Just For Fun.If Sanders Is "Feel The Burn",Is Hillary Clinton "Feel The Wipe"?,"Feel The Huma"?

    04/15/2016 6:59:27 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 24 replies
    There has to be dozens of possibilities for a Hillary Catch Phrase as an answer to Bernie's. After being in the national political scene for over twenty years, we could come up with quite a list of catch phrases for Hillary starting with "Feel The"or "Feel My". You could probably name one for every year she has been in the spotlight. Example: 1997, "Feel The Monica". For 2015, "Feel The Wipe" pretty much suits her to a Tee.
  • Panama Papers expose Putin's neighbor's cat!

    04/08/2016 2:58:15 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 2 replies
    Fort Russ ^ | April 8, 2015 | Allgemeine Morgenpost Rundschau
    It now turns out that Putin's neighbor's cat had a post office box in the country of birth of John McCain, through which his contraband Wiskas Cat Treats got smuggled past the liberal Western sanctions against Russia. It is impossible that Putin knew nothing about this. Finally, there is photographic evidence, with intimate expressions of love, between the errant Ivan and the bewhiskered little beastie. [Photo above] But that is still far from everything. Because then this evidence would be pretty thin. The investigative journalist of the Suddeutsche Zeitung have found that the cat has more outstanding connections to the...
  • Exclusive: MAD Magazine Mocks Obama with ‘Strand-by-Strand’ Analysis of Gray Hairs

    04/06/2016 9:28:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/6/16 | Daniel Nussbaum
    April’s issue of MAD magazine will examine just why individual strands of President Obama’s hair decided to turn gray. The parody illustration — which will be included in the magazine’s upcoming issue due out on newsstands April 19 — is titled, “A Strand-by-Strand Examination of Obama’s Gray Hairs.” The graphic was authored by Desmond Devlin and illustrated by Sam Sisco. Click the image above to enlarge. Below is just a small sampling of some of the “strand-by-strand” analysis of each of Obama’s gray hairs:     Hair #9804 — Why It Turned Gray: As a Constitutional scholar, he knows that his numerous violations of the Constitution...
  • Newly discovered planet could destroy Earth any day now

    04/06/2016 10:01:06 PM PDT · by LucyT · 247 replies
    NYPost ^ | April 6, 2016 | TheSun
    A mysterious planet that wiped out life on Earth millions of years ago could do it again, according to a top space scientist. And some believe the apocalyptic event could happen as early as this month. Planet Nine — a new planet discovered at the edge of the solar system in January — has triggered comet showers that bomb the Earth’s surface, killing all life, says Daniel Whitmire, of the University of Louisiana. The astrophysicist says the planet has a 20,000-year orbit around the sun and, at its closest to us, it knocks asteroids and comets toward Earth. Fossil evidence...
  • Mysterious planet wiped out life on Earth once and could do it again THIS MONTH

    04/06/2016 8:04:16 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 79 replies
    The Scottish Sun ^ | 4/6/2016 | Alison Maloney
    http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/7054203/Mysterious-planet-wiped-out-life-on-Earth-once-and-could-do-it-again-THIS-MONTH.html?redirect=true
  • Hillary Fan Barney Frank Accuses Bernie Sanders of 'McCarthyism'

    04/06/2016 7:32:52 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bernie Sanders: rabid right-winger? A senior Hillary surrogate has accused Bernie Sanders of "McCarthyism," of all things. Has Bernie's big Wisconsin win knocked the Clinton campaign off its moorings? Five years ago, I wrote that the irascible Barney Frank could pick a fight in a phone booth. Further proof came on Chris Hayes' MSNBC show tonight, as Hillary-fan Frank jumped ugly with the Bernie-backer Robert Reich. The ostensible topic was whether Sanders had the substance to back up his plan to break up the big banks. But the big bottom line is that Barney Frank accused Sanders of "McCarthyite" tactics...
  • Terrorist's mother: Knife was just for a salad, she loves Jews

    04/04/2016 3:20:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/4/16
    Following yesterday’s knife attack in Rosh Ha’ayin in which a 30-year-old mother of three was wounded, the Arab Israeli suspect’s mother denies the incident was a terror attack, claiming that the knife her daughter was brandishing was “for making salad." The mother, a resident of the town of Kfar Qassem close to the scene of the attack, told Channel 2 that her daughter wasn’t a terrorist, and decried the media for rushing to judgment. “She’s dieting. She always carries fruit and a knife with her in her bag to make salads,” she said. In the attack, the terrorist had a...
  • Police: 16-year-old boy arrested, accused of throwing egg during Trump rally in Milwaukee

    04/04/2016 9:14:27 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 72 replies
    Fox6 ^ | April 4, 2016 | Theo Keith
    MILWAUKEE -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was in Milwaukee on Monday evening, April 4th for an event at the Milwaukee Theatre. This, on the eve of the presidential primary election in the Badger State. Milwaukee police say there was one arrest during the event -- a 16-year-old boy, who was cited for disorderly conduct, accused of throwing an egg...
  • At Least 20 Stung by Swarm of Bees at Arizona Mosque (w/video)

    04/02/2016 1:05:35 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-2-2016 | Emily Shapiro
    A huge swarm of bees surrounded people at the Muslim Community Mosque in Phoenix, Arizona, in a terrifying moment caught on video. At least 20 people were stung Friday, Phoenix Fire Department spokeswoman Ardell Deliz told ABC News. One person -- a 24-year-old man -- was transported to the hospital in stable condition, Deliz said. Firefighters rushed to the scene and sprayed the area with a foam that calms the insects, but Deliz said it took at least a few hours until a bee keeper could come remove them. The Muslim Community Mosque did not immediately respond to a request...
  • IT'S A TRAP!!! Do No Counter Disrupt Sanders/Hillary

    03/15/2016 5:56:30 AM PDT · by conservativeimage.com · 74 replies
    Self | 3/15/16 | Red Fox
    The violent disruptions occurring at Trump conventions are a setup. DO NOT FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE. All you get is a bigger fire that is out of control. The welfare/communist left want escalation so they can appear justified in ratcheting up the use of force and ultimately control the outcome of the electoral process. They're luring you to show up at their rallies to get you on video fighting. The will counter with their Sturmabteilung. To stop a fire, remove the oxygen/fuel. Don't - show - up. Consider this scenario as a analogy: In a domestic situation a woman exists...
  • 2 Arrested After Dispute Over Crab Legs Turns Violent

    04/04/2016 9:46:31 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 104 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | 4/4/2016 | Staff
    Police in Manchester, Connecticut arrested a husband and wife after an argument at Royal Buffet got out of hand on Saturday night.Manchester police say they were called to 410 West Middle Turnpike for a dispute that started as an argument over crab legs at the buffet table and escalated into a physical confrontation. During the scuffle, a 21-year-old man was punched in the face and lost a tooth.That man's mother jumped in and used pepper spray on her son's attackers. Her actions were in self-defense and she is not facing any charges, according to police. Police arrested Clifford Knight, 45,...
  • HILLARY CLINTON'S BABY PICTURE!

    04/02/2016 7:58:13 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 12 replies
    our worst nightmare | 1947 | the prince of darkness
  • The more cannabis you smoke, the more likely you are to be a loser, finds international study

    04/02/2016 4:28:56 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 97 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | April 02, 2016 | By ALEXANDER ROBERTSON
    Persistent users likely to be lower paid and have relationship difficulties Research found abusers ended up in a lower social class than their parents Also more prone to be in less skilled, prestigious jobs and to run into debt Study by Californian university followed children from birth up to age of 38The study, conducted by a team of researchers led by Magdalena Cerda at the University of California and Avshalom Caspi and Terrie Moffitt at Duke University, appeared in the journal Clinical Psychological Science. 'Our research does not support arguments for or against cannabis legalization,' said Cerda. 'But it does...
  • Holes in the sun threatening to throw birds and GPS off course

    04/02/2016 8:16:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    themalaymailonline.com ^ | April 1, 2016
    Three coronal holes spread across the sun are pointing at Earth. As a result, the US Space Weather Prediction Centre in Boulder, Colorado, and the Space Weather Operations Centre of the UK Met Office in Exeter have issued an alert for tomorrow of a minor geomagnetic storm. “Early on Day 3 (April 2), a high-speed stream from coronal hole 67 is expected to reach Earth,” said the Met Office. Forecasters in the US and UK predict this could confuse migrating birds and other animals, cause minor problems with satellites and make an aurora visible as far south as Maine and...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    04/01/2016 6:12:43 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 67 replies
    In honor of the times we're living in... ********** April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four. ~Mark Twain ********** Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. ~Chinese proverb ********** Men would not live long in society, were they not the mutual dupes of each other. ~François VI de la Rochefoucault (1613–1680) ********** He who is born a fool is never cured. ~Proverb ********** Let us be thankful for the fools.  But for them the rest of us could not...
  • hey spork weasel-am I still logged in? (Open Letter to Sister & Viking Kitty)

    04/01/2016 9:12:22 PM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 68 replies
    Anonymous ^ | April 1, 2016 | Moose Bitsister
    Dear Sister and Viking Kitty, Yes, I've been gone a long time. You see-- I was determined to become a professional blogger here at FreeRepublic. But after carefully juggling many electrons into halfway (halfwit?) decent posts, Jim 'Swiss Family' Robinson told me that I was not actually blogging, because FR is a FORUM, not a blog. I was stuned. Stymied. And, he told me he wasn't going to pay me for my posts or my barbed wire--and neither should I--taxpayer dollars should have built that wall decades ago. SO ..instead of getting a blogger stipend, I donated to FReepathons. Hope...
  • Turkey ‘demands’ takedown of Erdogan-mocking video, German authors add English subtitles instead

    03/30/2016 9:13:47 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 6 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 3/31/16
    Ankara reportedly pressurized Berlin into removing a satirical clip aired by NDR earlier this month. However, the show’s producers decided to amplify the message and released English and Turkish subtitled versions of the video criticizing the Turkish President. Trends EU refugee & migrant influx, Turkey crackdown on Kurds Following the broadcast of the satirical piece titled “Erdowie, Erdowo, Erdogan” on an NDR show titled “Extra 3” on March 17, German Ambassador Martin Erdmann was summoned several days later to officially explain “in length” the reasons for the broadcaster’s behavior. READ MORE: Ankara summons Berlin envoy for explanations over clip mocking...
  • This may shock you: Hillary Clinton is fundamentally honest

    03/28/2016 6:03:18 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 63 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 28 Mar, 2016 | Jill Abramson
    It’s impossible to miss the “Hillary for Prison” signs at Trump rallies. At one of the Democratic debates, the moderator asked Hillary Clinton whether she would drop out of the race if she were indicted over her private email server. “Oh for goodness – that is not going to happen,” she said. “I’m not even going to answer that question.” Based on what I know about the emails, the idea of her being indicted or going to prison is nonsensical. Nonetheless, the belief that Clinton is dishonest and untrustworthy is pervasive. A recent New York Times-CBS poll found that 40%...
  • NYC Street Sweeper Leads Cops on Wild Chase Through Brooklyn

    02/20/2016 8:42:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Windsor Terrace-Kensington Patch ^ | February 18, 2016 | Simone Wilson
    BOROUGH PARK, BROOKLYN — Roman Protas, 38, a Brooklyn resident and on-duty employee for the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY), led Brooklyn police on a wild car chase in his street sweeper Thursday morning after he was caught “throwing objects at a religious statue in front of a church,” according to the NYPD. Police arrived to St. Frances De Chantal Roman Catholic Church in Borough Park around 8:30 a.m., after a 911 caller reported seeing a man throwing objects at the church’s outdoor statue of Jesus holding a cross, a police spokesman told Patch. At the first sign of the...
  • (Vanity) Well, I can't post but a certain national newspaper

    02/17/2016 9:49:13 AM PST · by LS · 51 replies
    a certain national newspaper we can't reference | 2/17/2016
    has Trump 35, Cruz 19, Rubio 17 and the following head-to-head with Hillary Cruz 45 Clinton 44 Trump 45 Clinton 43 Rubio 48 Clinton 42 Kasich 49 Clinton 38 So, BOPe will tell us Kasich does best against Cankles. On the other hand, notion that Trump can't beat her is destroyed.
  • A VERY VERY SHORT RANT

    02/14/2016 7:50:49 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 104 replies
    TRESTLE BAY SWAMP | 02/14/16 | swampsniper
    Already been at least one thread pulled, THINK!DON'T EVERYBODY GO BONKERS NOW AND MAKE US LOOK STUPID FOR BUYING B.S.!VERIFY IT BEFORE YOU RUN WITH IT!Things are gonna get crazy!
  • Tim Allen: The Clintons are like herpes, you know

    01/29/2016 5:57:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/29/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    The man who made “more power!” a household grunt wants decidedly less power given to the federal government — and offers up a colorful metaphor about one family’s quest to grasp it for life. Tim Allen, star of the long-running sitcom Home Improvement and the new Last Man Standing, talked to the Hollywood Reporter about his conservative political orientation and its emergence in the show. Despite having a “liberal” writing staff, Allen pushes to express his own point of view, albeit somewhat more moderated than in real life: Do you have more comedic leeway now than you did on...
  • Obama bucks history, directs Pentagon to make guns safer, not more lethal

    01/31/2016 6:20:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    Wartime U.S. presidents have taken keen personal interest in picking the most lethal gun for the military. But in President Obama's first foray into small-arms procurement for the armed forces, his Jan. 4 executive order on gun control directs the Pentagon to find ways to make not so much more lethal firearms, but safer ones. His direct order has brought a few snickers among retired combatants who argue that the commander in chief is issuing his directive at a time of more pressing small-arms priorities. The military, critics say, fields a flawed personal rifle and has spent more than a...
  • Hero Female Shark Eats Bothersome Male Shark

    01/30/2016 8:24:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | January 30, 2016 | Helen Holmes
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a female shark in possession of an intimidating set of teeth has every right to consume, digest, and eventually vomit back up any smaller male sharks who happen to get in her way. According to BBC, this exact scenario indeed took place this week at the COEX Aquarium in Seoul as the result of a turf war between a female sand tiger shark and a male banded hound shark. Says Newsweek: This act of shark cannibalism likely was the result of the sharks bumping into one another. “Sharks have their own territories,” an...
  • Stalin 'used secret laboratory to analyse Mao's excrement'

    01/28/2016 8:30:50 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | 28 January 2016 | Steven Rosenberg
    A former Soviet agent says he has found evidence that Joseph Stalin spied on Mao Zedong, among others, by analysing excrement to construct psychological portraits. According to Russian newspaper reports, in the 1940s Stalin's secret police had set up a special department to get its hands on people's faeces. The ambitious aim: to analyse samples of foreign leaders' stools. (snip)
  • vanity

    01/20/2016 5:47:12 PM PST · by blondiegoodbadugly · 61 replies
    What is an excerpt? lol I'm just trying to learn how to post. Bare with me. Lurker (reader and donater for years). Does anyone think our current administration is honest? I don't trust them as far as I could throw any of them.
  • ***UPDATE: NASA to Make Kerry Photos Available Again (Reverses Course)***

    07/29/2004 1:44:30 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 154 replies · 5,498+ views
    Florida Today (Cape Kennedy area) ^ | 29 July 2004 | Florida Today (Cape Kennedy area)
    UPDATE: NASA to Make (Kerry) Photos Available Again After a legal review by NASA lawyers, the photos of Sen. John Kerry in the famous ,"bunny suit" will be posted sometimes this evening on http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov.Check back for more details as they become available. Freeper comment: (This is from a certain Floridian newspaper this afternoon....developing.....) The full story is at: http://www.floridatoday.com/topstories/072904bunny.htm
  • Deactivating Account

    01/20/2016 2:37:09 PM PST · by vivienne · 146 replies
    How do I deactivate my account?
  • Univision Takes Minority Stake In Satire Media Company Onion Inc.

    01/19/2016 8:29:34 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Onion ^ | 1-19-2016 | CHELSEY DULANEY
    Univision said Tuesday that it had made a minority investment in Onion Inc., the company behind popular satire sites including its namesake The Onion, as the Spanish language broadcaster continues to try to reach millennials. Terms of the investment weren't disclosed. Univision said the investment helps broaden its multicultural footprint and reach with the millennial demographic. Onion is the parent of its namesake site, The Onion, ClickHole and A.V. Club. Univision said it would have oversight of Onion in order to "leverage Univision Digital's distribution, resources and media expertise to expand the exposure of the brand."
  • Free Republic's "Punctuation Script Problem" is Solved!

    01/18/2016 6:31:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 142 replies
    Jan. 18, 2016
    Has anyone else noticed that the " and ' symbols that were plaguing our threads for so long are no longer present?Woo-Hoo, Good Job to John Robinson and the Free Republic computer fix-it nerds!
  • 8-foot alligator in Van Nuys backyard may have killed pets for decades

    01/14/2015 7:13:23 PM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | January 14, 2015 | Steven Rosenberg
    An 8-foot alligator found in a Van Nuys backyard earlier this week may have been killing and eating neighborhood pets for decades, a Los Angeles Department of Animal Services officer told the Daily News. The residents at the home in the 13200 block of Sylvan Street said they got the alligator when it was a baby and have had it ever since, Ani­mal Services Commander Mark Salazar said.
  • After 28 years, a woman and prized Mustang reunite

    12/25/2014 7:14:25 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 54 replies
    montereyherald ^ | 12/22/14 | Ana Ceballos
    Salinas >> Before Monday, the last time Lynda Alsip saw her forest-green 1967 Ford Mustang was 28 years ago. It was her first car. They even shared the same birthday, said Alsip, who was born in 1967. She bought the car for $800 at the age of 17, with a little help from her dad who has since passed away. But about a year after she bought the car, it was stolen from outside her apartment complex in Salinas. Before she had the chance to install her personalized license plates — “LYNDA 67” — it was gone. “I never thought...