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  • "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...
  • America’s Pensionless Future ("the largest threat to the U.S. economy.”)

    01/04/2011 6:16:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | 1/04/11 | Robert Morley
    America’s Pensionless FutureThe first debt bomb has already detonated. Is it the first explosion in a nationwide chain reaction? Robert Morley From theTrumpet.com January 4, 2011 Want to see the future? Go to Prichard Alabama. It is a city with a sobering lesson for America and for millions of people who think the good times are about to return. What draws our attention here? Nothing. That’s what’s startling. There is hardly anything going on here anymore. Prichard in 2011 is a rundown, decaying, derelict collection of overgrown, boarded-up old buildings. Around them, abandoned homes litter a landscape crisscrossed with cratered...
  • The Downward Trend of Mormonism - Why?

    12/31/2010 12:15:28 PM PST · by Colofornian · 60 replies
    CARM ^ | Dec. 29, 2010 | Catherine Aurelia
    I found an interesting article on The Mormon Curtain dealing with the problems the Mormons face in the modern world, where Mormons are no longer isolated in western canyons and led by despotic authorities. Since Mormons are now "in" the world, and since the cult, itself, must make an effort to adapt, what are someof the areas of Mormonism impacted? Here's the article: The LDS Church Peaked In The 1990's And It Has Nowhere To Go But Down From Here Posted By RubiconThe LDS Church will exist in one form or another for decades but it's membership numbers will decline...
  • The Future and the United States (the American century can continue)

    12/31/2010 6:09:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/31/2010 | Steve McCann
    As the opening decade of the twenty-first century draws to a close, what is the future of the United States in an increasingly complex and fluid world order? In a prospective global scenario in which China dominates and reshapes Asia; India becomes a major economic power and extends its influence into Africa; Islam continues to spread its brand of social dominion and Europe has become a loose confederation of states trying to maintain some semblance of importance, what role will the United States play? It has become conventional wisdom that over the next 25 to 30 years the United States...
  • Today is My 12th Anniversary on Free Republic

    12/30/2010 7:05:50 AM PST · by exit82 · 158 replies · 48+ views
    self ^ | December 30, 2010 | exit82
    Today is my 12th anniversary as a Freeper. I came across Free Republic in the summer of 1998 as a lurker, troubled by an increasingly lawless President Clinton, and what was happening to our country. I lurked for about four months, reading every day and being amazed at the group of talented and knowledgeable people on this site. When Jim Robinson put out the call for people to come to Washington, DC to attend the March for Justice Rally on October 30, 1998, I came from NJ on my own, not knowing a soul there, because someone was finally calling...
  • In Sunday-evening surprise, Senate unanimously passes food safety bill (Why even have a GOP?)

    12/19/2010 6:00:46 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 287 replies · 7+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 19 2010 | Alexander Bolton
    ... "Republicans, however, later agreed to pass it by unanimous consent."
  • The Shape of the World in 2020

    12/17/2010 2:14:01 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 8 replies
    Global Intelligence Report ^ | 17/12/2010 | Gregory Copley
    None can foretell the future, and yet the shape of what we face can be shrewdly estimated with enough attention to historical trends; with broad contextual understanding; and with sufficient insight into the character of leaders, their societies, and the structures which define their basis. These estimates will be tempered by the sudden acts of nature, the sudden emergence of true leadership from unexpected quarters, or key breakthroughs in science. Still, we can hazard reliable views on the shape of the world in, say, a decade — in 2020 — if present trends and characters remain, and on a knowledge...
  • Mapping Congress' Growing Polarization

    11/30/2010 7:40:22 PM PST · by RockefellerRepublican · 2 replies
    Slate ^ | December 26, 2001 | Jordan Ellenberg
    Poole and Rosenthal found that the House and Senate grew steadily less polarized from around 1900 to 1980. Then something happened; polarization has been sharply increasing ever since. A statistical method is fundamentally sound only if it tells you things you already know. The DW-NOMINATE maps tell us, first of all, that throughout the last 100 years both houses of Congress have split into two grand clusters, Democrats and Republicans. Within the Democrats, the Northern and Southern members form two clusters. Sometimes the Northern and Southern Democrats meld into each other without a gap, and other times (especially in the...
  • You ain't seen nothing yet

    11/22/2010 10:02:15 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 27 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 22 November 2010 (?) | Jonathan Rosenblum
    A few months back, President Barack Obama told an interviewer that he would rather be a great one-term president than a mediocre two-term president. As a glimpse into the President's mind, that remark is entirely credible, and it should be very frightening to anyone who cares about the future of Israel. Obama has always viewed himself as a world historical figure. Even the job of president of the United States does not fully comport with his ambitions, and many observers have remarked that he often seems bored by the humdrum demands of the job. The aspect of the presidency that...
  • A Glimpse into Obamacare’s Troubling Future

    11/17/2010 9:10:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 11/17/10 | John
    Everyone knows that Obamacare was loosely modeled on the refrom undertaken in Massachusetts. So how’s MA doing? About exactly as you’d expect. This summer the Boston Globe wrote that: The relentlessly rising cost of health insurance is prompting some small Massachusetts companies to drop coverage for their workers and encourage them to sign up for state-subsidized care instead, a trend that, some analysts say, could eventually weigh heavily on the state’s already-stressed budget. Unable to stop the bleeding, Massachusetts has resorted to price controls: In February, the governor filed sweeping legislation that proposes to give the Division of Insurance the...
  • Palin vs. Rove and the Battle for the GOP's Future (It starts on November 3,2010)

    11/02/2010 8:29:13 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 73 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/02/2010 | Lee Carey
    div class="article_body"> The battle for the future of the Republican Party will fully engage tomorrow morning in the wake of today's election. The opposing forces will be initially represented by two Republicans who hold no elected office: Sarah Palin and Karl Rove. Palin represents the Tea Party Movement (TPM). Rove is the lead consigliere for the Republican bluebloods. Will their groups eventually consolidate their disparate agendas? The answer will determine the future of the GOP. After eviscerating Christine O'Donnell's campaign, Rove challenged the TPM in Der Spiegel, where he was quoted as saying, If you look underneath the surface of...
  • Vote as if your children’s and grandchildren’s future depend on it

    11/01/2010 9:10:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/1/10 | Judi McLeod
    `The Campaign That Never Ended on November 4, 2008’, comes to an abrupt, merciful and undignified end tomorrow night. Most of the Democrats have been greedily picking the pockets of the poor, begging—on an almost daily basis—breaking the backs of the most vulnerable: the poor they claim to represent.
  • Looking Into the Abyss of Obama's America

    10/23/2010 6:25:58 AM PDT · by grumpa · 3 replies
    Off Grid Blogger ^ | October 20, 2010 | sefl
    The following is part of the conclusion of David Limbaugh’s 2010 book CRIMES AGAINST LIBERTY: AN INDICTMENT OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA. This book may become a classic in the annals of political reporting. After 386 pages of extensively footnoted documentation of the record of President Obama, he offers this summary. The scariest part is not just what Obama has done, but what lies ahead:
  • Douglas Coupland - A radical pessimist's guide to the next 10 years

    10/19/2010 6:45:37 AM PDT · by Elwood P. Doud · 16 replies
    The Globe & Mail ^ | October 8, 2010 | Douglas Coupland
    The iconic writer reveals the shape of things to come, with 45 tips for survival and a matching glossary of the new words you'll need to talk about your messed-up future. 1) It's going to get worse No silver linings and no lemonade. The elevator only goes down. The bright note is that the elevator will, at some point, stop. 2) The future isn't going to feel futuristic .... (continued)
  • Bayer admits GMO contamination out of control

    04/16/2010 12:20:47 PM PDT · by Scythian · 17 replies · 883+ views
    (NaturalNews) Drug and chemical giant Bayer AG has admitted that there is no way to stop the uncontrolled spread of its genetically modified crops. "Even the best practices can't guarantee perfection," said Mark Ferguson, the company's defense lawyer in a recent trial. Two Missouri farmers sued Bayer for contaminating their crop with modified genes from an experimental strain of rice engineered to be resistant to the company's Liberty-brand herbicide. The contamination occurred in 2006, during an open field test of the new rice, which was not approved for human consumption. According to the plaintiffs' lawyer, Don Downing, genetic material from...
  • Organ Damage In Rats From Monsanto GMO Corn

    01/13/2010 8:17:26 AM PST · by Clint Williams · 52 replies · 1,246+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 1/13/10 | kdawson
    jenningsthecat writes "A study published in December 2009 in the International Journal of Biological Sciences found that three varieties of Monsanto genetically-modified corn caused damage to the liver, kidneys, and other organs of rats. One of the corn varieties was designed to tolerate broad-spectrum herbicides, (so-called 'Roundup-ready' corn), while the other two contain bacteria-derived proteins that have insecticide properties. The study made use of Monsanto's own raw data. Quoting from the study's 'Conclusions' section: 'Our analysis highlights that the kidneys and liver as particularly important on which to focus such research as there was a clear negative impact on the...
  • A Missed Opportunity For Our Kids

    09/30/2010 6:58:08 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-27-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit www.thelookingspoon.com to see more posts and art
  • Devs bet big on Android over Apple's iOS

    09/27/2010 7:52:33 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 62 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | September 27, 2010 | By Gregg Keizer
    Computerworld - A majority of mobile application developers see Google's Android as the smart bet over the long run even as they vote for Apple's iOS in the short term, according to a survey published Monday. The survey, conducted jointly by Appcelerator and IDC, polled more than 2,300 developers who use Appcelerator's Titanium cross-platform compiler to produce iOS and Android native applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Of those developers, 59% said that Android had the "best long-term outlook," compared to just 35% who pegged Apple's iOS with that label. ... To make things even tougher for Apple down the...
  • Creepy 'Terminator' Robots Force Us to Face Future

    09/09/2010 8:38:06 PM PDT · by Immerito
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2009 | Jeremy Hsu
    Hollywood and robotics researchers have long struggled with the "uncanny valley," where a movie character or robot falls into the unsettling gap between human and not-quite-human. One psychologist likes to demonstrate this by holding up a plastic baby doll and asking audiences if they think it's alive. They say no. Then she takes out a saw and starts cutting the doll's head off, but quickly stops upon seeing the uncomfortable audience reactions.
  • Stephen Hawking on Space Colonization - The Human Future or SciFi Fantasy? (Today's 'Most Popular')

    08/25/2010 9:06:20 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Galaxy ^ | 8/25/10
    Humans have always been fascinated by the idea of space travel. Some even believe that colonizing new planets is man’s best hope for the future. The popular idea is that we’ll eventually need some fresh, unexploited new worlds to inhabit -a real-world Pandora. In an earlier Galaxy post we wrote that Stephen Hawking, world-celebrated expert on the cosmological theories of gravity and black holes who held Issac Newton's Lucasian Chair at Cambridge University until his recent retirement, believes that traveling into space is the only way humans will be able to survive in the long-term, while warning about the potential...