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  • The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows

    10/31/2013 6:13:05 PM PDT · by Borges · 15 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 1982 | Jack Santino
    Halloween had its beginnings in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead. The Celtic peoples, who were once found all over Europe, divided the year by four major holidays. According to their calendar, the year began on a day corresponding to November 1st on our present calendar. The date marked the beginning of winter. Since they were pastoral people, it was a time when cattle and sheep had to be moved to closer pastures and all livestock had to be secured for the winter months. Crops were harvested and stored. The date marked both an ending and a beginning...
  • 10 Popular Bible 'Verses' That Aren't Actually in the Bible

    09/10/2013 9:30:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/10/2013 | ALECIA MACKENZIE
    The Bible, long debated as the bestsellingest book of all time, might also be one of the most quoted texts. But how much of what is cited as coming from the Old and New Testaments is actually in the Bible?"Spare the rod, spoil the child" This could very well be a paraphrase of Proverbs 13:24, but the statement doesn't really exist in any translation of the Bible. The Bible verse actually reads: "He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him."Samuel Butler, a 17th century British poet, actually coined the phrase...
  • How family lore shapes character (Fauxcahontas family haunted by Indian wars ghosts)

    10/08/2012 5:07:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/08/12 | James Carroll
    How family lore shapes characterBy James Carroll October 08, 2012 **SNIP** When Oklahoma was made a state in 1907, barely four decades before Warren was born there, it incorporated the so-called Indian Territory — that culmination of the multiple betrayals of Native Americans, an end of the “trail of tears.” The Cherokee people, in particular, paid the price of the “forced relocation” across thousands of miles, with thousands dead. More than in the rest of America, ghosts of the Indian wars abound in Oklahoma. Warren’s family, tracing itself to those Cherokees, was haunted by them. That the anti-Indian prejudice directed...
  • Vanity: Who is tagging all these threads with "johnhofmeister" and why??

    10/15/2011 7:14:47 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 68 replies
    15 Oct 2011 | Notary Sojac
    Goes back to 2005, maybe earlier. I know all about stuning, beebers, showers, moose, sisters.....but is this one that I've missed??
  • The Pimp and The Poster (Mod Lecture Series)

    05/19/2011 8:28:06 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 103 replies · 1+ views
    FR | Admin Moderator
    In the ancient city of London, on a certain autumn day in the second quarter of the sixteenth century, a boy was born to a poor family of the name of Canty.. oh wait, that’s not how this goes. Let’s try again. Imagine for a moment an old farm on the edge of the interstate. This farm has been a part of the community for years. All of the farmer’s friends love to come to the farmer’s house for meals and conversation. Sometimes, the farmer’s friends like to put up a sign on the land, right along the interstate,...
  • The 2009 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook) - UPDATE TIME!

    09/16/2009 8:31:39 AM PDT · by batter · 149 replies · 5,178+ views
    Batter's Profile ^ | 16 September 2009 | FReepers
    The 2009 FreeRepublic LexiconAKA "The Freepism, Freepology, Lingo, Dictionary, Terminology, Lore Handbook" A revised and condensed version of The Lexicon of FreeRepublic, culled from Lexicon of FreeRepublic - 4th Edition and Freeper Lingo Thread (the history and meening of 'Freepisms' including pictures). Thanks to the many Freepers who contributed, especially Bugbear and Risky Schemer, the originators of the first lexicon! (see also The 2008 FreeRepublic Lexicon) I have attempted to include all definitions and histories provided to me and give credit to those who provided me the information. I apologize, in advance to those I failed to credit, but please...
  • Religion

    06/25/2009 9:54:08 AM PDT · by missi0ns · 36 replies · 968+ views
    Authored by registrant ^ | 25 June 2009 | John R. Hubbard
    THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK. THE STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK AS A WHOLE. “BEHOLD MY SERVANT” (Isa. 42:1). Isa 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. . 1:1—8 THE FORERUNNER 1:9—11 THE BAPTISM: WITH WATER 1:12, 13. THE TEMPTATION: (WILDERNESS) 1:14—20 THE KINGDOM } PROCLAIMED 1:21—8:30. THE KING 8:31—10:52 THE KING } REJECTED 11:1—14:25 THE KINGDOM 14:26—42. THE AGONY: IN THE GARDEN 14:43—16:14. THE BAPTISM: OF SUFFERING (DEATH, BURIAL, AND RESURRECTION). 16:15—20. THE SUCCESSORS. (This Gospel outline wi8ll...
  • The 2008 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook)

    09/08/2008 10:37:49 AM PDT · by batter · 90 replies · 5,137+ views
    FreeRepublic - Batter's Profile ^ | 8 September, 2008 | FReepers
    The 2008 FreeRepublic LexiconAKA "The Freepism, Freepology, Lingo, Dictionary, Terminology, Lore Handbook" A revised and condensed version of The Lexicon of FreeRepublic, culled from Lexicon of FreeRepublic - 4th Edition and Freeper Lingo Thread (the history and meening of 'Freepisms' including pictures). Thanks to the many Freepers who contributed! (see also The 2007 FreeRepublic Lexicon) I have attempted to include all definitions and histories provided to me and give credit to those who provided me the information. I apologize, in advance to those I failed to credit, but please understand that it was very difficult to keep up with all...
  • The FreeRepublic Lexicon - 2008 Update Time!

    09/03/2008 7:02:35 AM PDT · by batter · 82 replies · 2,109+ views
    FreeRepublic - Batter's Profile ^ | 3 September 2008 | FReepers
    The 2007 FreeRepublic LexiconAKA "The Freepism, Freepology, Lingo, Dictionary, Terminology, Lore Handbook" A revised and condensed version of The Lexicon of FreeRepublic, culled from Lexicon of FreeRepublic - 4th Edition and Freeper Lingo Thread (the history and meening of 'Freepisms' including pictures). Thanks to the many Freepers who contributed! (see also The 2007 FreeRepublic Lexicon) I have attempted to include all definitions and histories provided to me and give credit to those who provided me the information. I apologize, in advance to those I failed to credit, but please understand that it was very difficult to keep up with all...
  • The 2007 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook)

    08/06/2007 2:06:00 PM PDT · by batter · 122 replies · 10,634+ views
    FReepers ^ | 6 August 2007 | FReepers (batter)
    The 2007 FreeRepublic LexiconAKA "The Freepism, Freepology, Lingo, Dictionary, Terminology, Lore Handbook" A revised and condensed version of The Lexicon of FreeRepublic, culled from Lexicon of FreeRepublic - 4th Edition and Freeper Lingo Thread (the history and meening of 'Freepisms' including pictures). Thanks to the many Freepers who contributed! (see also The 2006 FreeRepublic LexiconI have attempted to include all definitions and histories provided to me and give credit to those who provided me the information. I apologize, in advance to those I failed to credit, but please understand that it was very difficult to keep up with all the...
  • The 2007 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook)(Draft)

    07/31/2007 10:29:07 AM PDT · by batter · 156 replies · 4,865+ views
    FReepers (batter) ^ | 31 July 2007 | FReepers
    The 2007 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Draft)AKA "The Freepism, Freepology, Lingo, Dictionary, Terminology, Lore Handbook" A revised and condensed version of The Lexicon of FreeRepublic, culled from Lexicon of FreeRepublic - 4th Edition and Freeper Lingo Thread (the history and meening of 'Freepisms' including pictures). Thanks to the many Freepers who contributed! (see also The 2006 FreeRepublic LexiconI have attempted to include all definitions and histories provided to me and give credit to those who provided me the information. I apologize, in advance to those I failed to credit, but please understand that it was very difficult to keep up with all...
  • Have A Happy FReeping New Year

    12/30/2005 5:51:35 AM PST · by writer33 · 133 replies · 1,184+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 12/30/2005 | Chris Davis/Lazamataz
    Since my registration on this site, January 15, 2004, I have written satires and commentaries, many of which have included mentions of Free Republic. I look forward to the New Year and my second anniversary with the finest men and women across the globe. It is this place that exhibits more generosity than every country combined. There is no finer place on the Internet. Never forget it is the coup de grace of the coup d'é tat. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, "Free Republic has some of the finest minds I’ll ever know." There is...
  • Oil on troubled waters may stop hurricanes

    07/25/2005 4:36:38 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies · 1,789+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 7/25/05 | Zeeya Merali
    Sailors who traditionally dumped barrels of oil into the sea to calm stormy waters may have been on to something, a new study suggests. The old practice reduces wind speeds in tropical hurricanes by damping ocean spray, according to a new mathematical “sandwich model”. As hurricane winds kick up ocean waves, large water droplets become suspended in the air. This cloud of spray can be treated mathematically as a third fluid sandwiched between the air and sea. “Our calculations show that drops in the spray decrease turbulence and reduce friction, allowing for far greater wind speeds – sometimes eight times...
  • Native Lore Tells Tale: There's Been A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Seattle Area)

    07/13/2005 7:42:17 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 920+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 7-13-2005 | VinceStricherz
    Native lore tells the tale: There's been a whole lotta shakin' goin' onContact: Vince Stricherz vinces@u.washington.edu 206-543-2580 University of Washington This illustration depicts a late 19th century interior ceremonial screen from Port Alberni, on British Columbia's Vancouver Island. It shows Thunderbird carrying Whale in its talons, a common native depiction of seismic activity. The original screen is in the American Museum of Natural History. The image is taken from "Northwest Coast Painting – House Fronts and Interior Screens" by Edward Malin, ©1999, Timber Press, Portland, Ore. Stories of two-headed serpents and epic battles between Thunderbird and Whale, common among Northwest...
  • Specter-vision gets blurry (Arlin Spector the LAST hope for Liberal Agenda)

    11/07/2004 10:17:49 AM PST · by vannrox · 13 replies · 1,339+ views
    Carpetbagger Report ^ | FR Post 11-5-4 | Editorial Staff
    Specter-vision gets blurry Posted 11:56 AM This happened so fast, it probably gave the poor guy whiplash. Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), fresh off his latest re-election success, probably wanted to demonstrate once again that, despite his GOP party affiliation in a Dem state, he's prepared to fight against Bush's most conservative judicial nominees, especially when it comes to abortion and the Supreme Court. "When you talk about judges who would change the right of a woman to choose, overturn Roe v. Wade, I think that is unlikely... And I would expect the president to be mindful of the considerations which...