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  • Trump Talks Like a Third Grader [Trait of great minds]

    07/24/2016 7:47:21 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/13/2015 | Jack Shafer
    Donald Trump isn’t a simpleton, he just talks like one. If you were to market Donald Trump’s vocabulary as a toy, it would resemble a small box of Lincoln Logs. Trump resists multisyllabic words and complex, writerly sentence constructions when speaking extemporaneously in a debate, at a news conference or in an interview. He prefers to link short, blocky words into other short, blocky words to create short, blocky sentences that he then stacks into short, blocky paragraphs.
  • A few words to National Review and the Weekly Standard (vanity)

    07/24/2016 6:51:49 AM PDT · by BobL · 6 replies
    (self) | 07/24/2016 | BobL (self)
    Yes, we will likely survive 8 years of President Obama, but the country does have a BREAKING POINT. And we are there. Losing one more election tips the Supreme Court into Democrat hands (along with what’s left on our side on the lower courts). At that point our side will simply have NO RECOURSE to stop Hillary. Congress has already been reduced to an ‘advisory’ role by Obama - he considers the laws passed by Congress to be suggestions, open to his interpretations, with his right to enforce, re-write, or ignore as he wishes. With the courts in their hands,...
  • E-Mail I Received from Donald J. Trump (Vanity)

    07/24/2016 6:02:40 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies
    My E-mail ^ | 7-24-16 | IT Staff of Donald J. Trump
    Diana, I have a message for Obama, Hillary, and their cronies who have hijacked our country: “Diana and I are coming for you. We are going to take our country back. We are going to topple the rigged system. ...And we are going to Make America Great Again!” Diana, now that I am officially your nominee for president of the United States, will you make a generous contribution to join me in the fight to win back our country? [SNIP] Contribution links... [SNIP] To see what’s happening to the greatest country on God’s green earth sickens me. I couldn’t stand...
  • From spouse to senator: the evolution of Hillary Clinton, politician

    07/23/2016 5:56:38 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 23 July 2016 | Karen Tumulty
    On Feb. 22, 1999, the country’s attention was riveted on the U.S. Capitol. For only the second time in U.S. history, the Senate was set to vote on whether to remove an impeached president from office.
  • AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

    07/23/2016 1:54:38 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 47 replies
    AP ^ | 23 July 2016 | By LISA MARIE PANE and RYAN J. FOLEY
    Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
  • An exceptional man: Vietnamese man adopts unwanted children to save them from abortion

    07/23/2016 1:49:37 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    Life Site ^ | 6/11/16 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Tong Phuoc Phuc is an exceptional man, with an exceptional way of dealing with the rampant abortion rate in Vietnam: He adopts the unwanted children. Over fifty of them so far, to be exact. In Vietnam, abortion is common and practiced at nearly every hospital. Faced with often crippling poverty, women often choose abortion—over 114,000 of them every single year. Faced with the reality that many of these women do not know where to turn and a severe shortage of shelters for pregnant women, Phuc has opened the doors of his home to any mother who needs care and needs...
  • Vanity - How best to put tv / internet into a very rural vacation home for only occasional use?

    07/23/2016 1:25:01 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 80 replies
    FreepWorld ^ | 7/23/16 | Me
    What is the cheapest way to get decent "cable" tv and Internet service in a very rural place, when you only need it a few times a year when there? Has a FReeper solved this problem already? The people going up there will be elderly and/or not at all techie. They just want to turn on a tv and see the regular typical cable channels and they want to surf the web in normal ways as well as use texting etc. The home might be used less than once a month, or even just a few times a year. It...
  • Terror Shooting at Munich Mall, Site Where Israeli Athletes Were Murdered in Olympic Village

    07/23/2016 12:50:40 PM PDT · by wtd · 10 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | July 23, 2016 | Hana Levi Julian
    Terror Shooting at Munich Mall, Site Where Israeli Athletes Were Murdered in Olympic Village At least nine people died Friday night, among them a 15-year-old girl, in a terror attack at the Olympia Shopping Mall, built on the site of the Olympic village where 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by Arab terrorists in 1972. The Arab Black September terrorist group took the Israeli athletes hostage and murdered them during the 1972 Olympic Games held at the Olympic Stadium next door to the mall where three shooters with “long-barreled rifles” opened fire at shoppers and employees. [snip] At least some parts...
  • America deserves Trump

    07/23/2016 11:34:41 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 37 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 23, 2016 | Candice Malcolm
    In a democracy, the people get the government they deserve. And in America, they deserve Donald Trump. The old adage comes from Alexis de Tocqueville, a French historian and writer who studied early American democracy. Tocqueville’s book, Democracy in America, examined how and why the political system worked so well in the U.S., whereas it tended towards corruption and abuse in much of Europe. Tocqueville admired democracy in America, which was built upon strong traditions of individual liberty, religious freedoms and tight-knit communities. If you landed in the U.S. in the 1830s, you would have been more impressed by the...
  • Breaking News, Hillary Clinton Has Epileptic Seizure On Camera!

    07/23/2016 8:48:23 AM PDT · by Signalman · 144 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/23/2016 | Gabor Zolna
    Please open, and watch the video's attached in the link below, when one finishes, let it run into the next video. There is no doubt that Hillary Rodham Clinton is not physically fit to run for the Oval Office. What will the Democratic Party do now?
  • JIHAD IN MUNICH: Photo of Muslim Mass-Murderer

    07/23/2016 7:46:52 AM PDT · by wtd · 22 replies
    Infidel Bloggers Alliance ^ | July 23, 2016 | Pastorius
    image: Ali Sonobly, Orphan of a Widow
  • The Exchange at the Parking Garage in Munich

    07/23/2016 7:43:30 AM PDT · by wtd · 10 replies
    Gates of Vienna blog ^ | 7/22/2016 | Baron Bodissey
    Baron Bodissey at TheGatesofVienna blog posted the translated transcript of video-taped .... The Exchange at the Parking Garage in Munich For several hours earlier today, a report made the rounds on the internet that the terrorist in Munich had shouted “scheiß Ausländer” (“f***ing foreigners”). On the basis of this report, rumors spread (and made it to the MSM) that the terror attack may have been the work of some sort of right-wing extremist. These rumors seem to have been based on the following video, or other similar ones of the same incident. The exchange between unknown people occurred when one...
  • It’s Hillary Clinton’s moment - so why is she the most hated woman in the United States?

    07/23/2016 4:06:43 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 43 replies
    National Post ^ | July 23, 2016 | Robyn Urback
    America looked most favourably on Hillary Clinton when she was at her lowest. It was December 1998, and the U.S. House of Representatives had just impeached her husband on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in relation to his extramarital affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. The impeachment would be just one of many embarrassments for Clinton, who had stood beside her husband and smiled for the cameras while the reporters behind them talked about secret phone conversations and a soiled blue dress. By the time the House voted, the situation seemed about as dire as it...
  • Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as the Islamic State

    07/22/2016 2:39:43 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 72 replies ^ | 07/22/2106 | Robert Spencer
    Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers. “As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is of...
  • A Right-Wing Attack??

    07/22/2016 2:28:34 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 77 replies
    7/22/16 | Originalbuckeye
    Who is this yahoo from the WSJ on with Shep Smith?? He is pretending that someone who was yelling Allahu Akhbar might be part of the Right-Wing problems in Germany???
  • How to camouflage huge special interests donations

    07/22/2016 2:04:12 PM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 5 replies
    Joe -- Donald Trump’s acceptance speech last night made me want to throw up my arms and ask how this could be happening in our country -- or turn off the TV and pretend it was all a nightmare. But we don’t have that luxury, Joe. If we ignore Trump or assume for a second that we have this election in the bag, we’re risking everything. Joe, we can’t let Hillary down -- we can’t let our country down. Don’t assume someone else will do this for you -- if you don’t step up, who will? If you’re ready to...
  • Social Intelligence Test

    Test how well you can read emotions of others just by looking at their eyes. The ability to read the emotions of others is linked to "social intelligence" which, in turn, is linked to performance on team-based problem solving tasks. The test typically takes 10 minutes to complete. Take the test.
  • As Erdoğan moves, a precarious situation for Christians in Turkey

    07/22/2016 9:57:47 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 10 replies ^ | 07/21/2016 | Max Lindenman
    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is in a snit, and on a tear. Having survived last Friday’s military coup, the Turkish president has declared a three-month “state of emergency” and claimed a free hand in steam-shoveling old enemies. As of this writing, he has “detained” 6,000 military personnel and 3,000 judges. Some are being held in a sports stadium, “a development,” observes The Independent, “that has ominous similarities with mass arrests in South American coups in the last century.” Political prisoners are being refused contact with family and legal counsel, even by phone. For good measure, Erdoğan’s revoked the licenses of 21,000...
  • Imam advises temporary marriage may help with teen promiscuity

    07/22/2016 9:38:16 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 41 replies ^ | 07/22/2016 | Christine Williams
    Right there in an open forum in Trinidad, Imam Muhammed Luqman Abdul-Latif proposed temporary teen marriage as a way to cure promiscuity. What Abdul-Latif is preaching is a Shia practice called mut’ah, in which a man could have a wife for a short period of time while when traveling long distances. The woman needs permission from her father and a dowry is paid for the “service.” It is much like prostitution of women and is termed a “rental” of the woman. In defining “rental,” the Islamic jurisprudents say: “It is to gain possession of a benefit in exchange for a...
  • Vanity: An argument for those who don't like Trump or Hilllary.

    07/21/2016 5:20:43 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 8 replies ^ | 02/21/2016 | Aimhigh
    If you encounter someone who don't like Trump or Hillary, and they don't want either one to be president, here's the argument you give them. Of the two, only one will have their deeds exposed and challenged by the press - Trump. Only one will have their potential scandals exposed by the press - Trump. Hillary will not be challenged on anything by the press. The Fourth Pillar will play dead with Hillary in power.
  • Abusive Babysitter Exposed by Family Dog

    07/21/2016 2:25:48 PM PDT · by RegulatorCountry · 93 replies
    Pet MD ^ | Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell
    Two parents in South Carolina knew something wasn’t right when their normally mild mannered and playful dog started acting strange toward the babysitter they hired to watch their infant son. Their dog’s behavior eventually led to the babysitter being convicted of abusing that same child.

    07/21/2016 11:13:34 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 38 replies ^ | 07/21/2016 | Bill Donohue
    Macy’s has fired an employee because he is a practicing Catholic. The case is now before the New York State Division of Human Rights. In May, Javier Chavez, Senior Store Detective at the Macy’s store in Flushing, New York, received a phone call stating that a male had entered the ladies room with a female companion. A female customer, and her daughter, were afraid to enter because of the male’s presence. A security employee who reports to Chavez advised the man to leave and use the men’s room. He left claiming to be a female. He then complained to store...
  • US-backed Syrian “rebels” screaming “Allahu akbar” behead small boy as “spy”

    07/21/2016 10:48:10 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 34 replies ^ | 07/20/2016 | Robert Spencer
    "Fighters from a US-backed Syrian militant group have been filmed brutally beheading a child as young as 11. One of the fighters shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ meaning ‘God is great’ after taking a small knife to the boy’s throat and cutting off his head in the Palesinian refugee Handarat Camp in Northern Aleppo. The child, who is clearly under the age of 12, was arrested by the Islamist militants for allegedly being Palestinian Liwaa Al Quds, al-Quds Brigade fighter, according to Russia News Now. Sickening footage shot immediately before the boy is slaughtered shows him in ragged clothes surrounded by bearded...
  • Convention Report - (Any questions?)

    07/21/2016 8:18:24 AM PDT · by Hildy · 33 replies
    Personal view from the Convention floor | July 21, 2016 | Hildy
    Hi guys. I am so sorry I haven't been checking in. I've been writing articles for my hometown newspaper, posting on Facebook and my new favorite thing, going LIVE on Facebook. I just can't spend all my time with my face in my phone! (Everyone is doing it!). There are so many cameras and microphones it is almost overwhelming. You just have to tap on a reporter's shoulder if you want an interview. It's crazy, I just wanted to find out if you had any questions. When I get back at night and watch the news I wonder if they...
  • Bill Cosby is ‘completely blind’ and homebound

    07/21/2016 2:24:44 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 23 replies
    Page Six ^ | July 18, 2016 | Emily Smith
    <p>Bill Cosby is now “completely blind,” said a well-placed source, who added that the embattled comic is “in his own personal hell.”</p> <p>The disgraced comedian once known as “America’s Dad” is now confined to his Pennsylvania home with only his incomprehensibly loyal wife, Camille, at his side.</p>
  • RNC Closes Live YouTube Chat After Trump-Loving Alt-Right Refuses To Stop Jew-Bashing

    07/20/2016 9:05:09 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 34 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | JULY 18, 2016 | PARDES SELEH
    The Republican National Convention YouTube live chat was closed down Monday due to an influx of Jew-bashing comments from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s alt-right supporters. The convention can still be viewed live, but live comments are disabled: Former Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle spoke to delegates about the importance of strengthening bonds between our nation and our allies, and condemned the Democratic Party for promoting hostility toward Israel. “Today our country is more divided than ever and our national security is threatened,” Lingle said. “The Democrats refuse to even call sources of so much of this violence by its name...
  • Has anyone noticed the cover band at the RNC?

    07/20/2016 7:38:07 PM PDT · by 7thOF7th · 29 replies
    The cover band at the RNC is rockin the house.
  • Luzer Cruz

    07/20/2016 6:56:30 PM PDT · by LoneRangerMassachusetts · 117 replies
    7/20/2016 | Self
    Cruz is speaking to the GOP. He can't bring himself to say vote for Trump. The audience is booing him. Cruz the luzer needs to go back to Canada.
  • "You're Driving Me Crazy" Society Serenaders vocal by Richard Neller (1930)

    07/20/2016 4:07:50 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Walter Donaldson
  • VIDEO: The Top Five Reasons You CANNOT Vote for Hillary Clinton!

    07/20/2016 3:51:47 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 19 replies ^ | 07/20/2016 | Steven Crowder
    Just in case you were still on the fence. all the references are at the original post.
  • Secret Service Investigating Trump Adviser Over Hillary 'Treason' Remarks

    07/20/2016 3:29:06 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 64 replies ^ | 07/20/2016 | Todd Beamon
    The Secret Service is investigating comments made by a Donald Trump adviser for veteran's issues for saying that Hillary Clinton should be executed for "treason." "The U.S. Secret Service is aware of this matter and will conduct the appropriate investigation," spokesman Robert Hoback told The Daily Beast on Wednesday. The adviser, New Hampshire State Rep. Al Baldasaro, told the Daily Beast earlier Wednesday that "anyone who commits treason should be shot. "I believe Hillary Clinton committed treason," he added. "She put people in danger. "When people take confidential material off a server, you're sharing information with the enemy. That's treason."...
  • Will the new Pilot Bill of Rights 2 Law be dumped by the FAA?

    07/20/2016 1:49:30 PM PDT · by pabianice · 9 replies
    News | 7/20/16 | vanity
    If you fly, you will have heard by now that The Pilots' Bill of Rights 2 has been signed into law. This is the result of the DOT refusing to rule on the proposal for close to five years. In short, it will allow anyone who has held a third class medical since 2007 be able to fly any airplane up to 6,000 pounds, single or twin, VFR or IFR, under 10,000 feet without another current medical certificate. The law becomes effective July 17, 2017. My prediction is that the FAA will never allow it to take effect, esp. with...
  • An open letter to the citizens of Sierra Vista

    07/20/2016 9:51:34 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following commentary was submitted by Derek Osburn, President of the Sierra Vista Police Officers Association This letter is to express our appreciation for the overwhelming support you, the community, have shown over the last week since the Dallas tragedy in which five police officers lost their lives in the line of duty. Even though this occurred in Dallas, anytime a Police Officer loses their life, it affects all Officers nationwide. Since the morning following the shooting, Sierra Vista Police Officers have received cards of appreciation and thanks from both adults and children; food, coffee, gift cards, flowers...
  • Family: No lawsuit over Disney World gator attack

    07/20/2016 8:44:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    "Melissa and I are broken. We will forever struggle to comprehend why this happened to our sweet baby, Lane. As each day passes, the pain gets worse, but we truly appreciate the outpouring of sympathy and warm sentiments we have received from around the world. We know that we can never have Lane back, and therefore, we intend to keep his spirit alive through the Lane Thomas Foundation. It is our hope that through the foundation we will be able to share with others the unimaginable love Lane etched in our hearts. In addition to the foundation, we will solely...
  • WTOC Investigates: Abandoned Ship

    07/20/2016 6:05:22 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    WIS TV ^ | Jun 19 2016 | Elizabeth Rawlins
    Just six miles off the coast of Tybee Island is an abandoned ship with its crew still on board. The boat has been anchored at sea for months after the company that owned the vessel defaulted on the loan. The Newlead Castellano was arrested by U.S. Marshalls when it was making a sugar delivery at Imperial Sugar on April 19. Similar to what happens when a bank forecloses on a home if a company doesn't make payments on their vessel, the creditor then repossesses the ship. According to an attorney on this case, the company in default is Newlead, a...
  • Are Mr. & Mrs. Trump 3-D Chess Grandmasters?

    07/19/2016 5:06:54 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 91 replies
    FreeRepublic / Breitbart ^ | Unpublished | Myself
    The King deploys his Queen into an inescapable trap. She's "caught" plagiarizing parts of a 2008 democrat convention speech. The opponent's pawns (MSM & DNC stooges) swoop in for the kill. The King's team knows that the earlier convention speech was itself a plagiarized work. Michelle Obama Copied Alinsky In Speech Melania Trump Allegedly Plagiarized The opponent can't see that the King is setting a perfect trap to turn the pawns' shrieks of victory into a perfectly-executed judo move as they proceed to skewer themselves on their own swords. Check Mate The Queen never was in any real danger,...
  • Vanity: The Law & Order Candidate should run Photo's of the Men and Women in Blue...

    07/19/2016 4:15:51 PM PDT · by DAC21 · 4 replies
    Myself | 7-19-2016 | DAC21
    Honor the fallen
  • What should we call black racists, if "blacks can't be racist"?

    07/19/2016 2:23:51 PM PDT · by Kenton · 81 replies
    vanity | 7/19/2016 | Kenton
    OK. As resident Practicing Political Scientist, I'd like to do something out of character and start a thread. A Vanity, no less. Hopefully JimRob and the admins will understand and take my years on FR and my "cranky old bastard" status into consideration and grant me their grace. Here's something that I've been thinking about recently. What with the smoldering race war evolving around us, this is worthy of discussion. Here goes. Everybody's heard the tired old Marxist definition of racism. You know, the one that says all white people are "racist", and black people can NOT be racist. Kind...
  • Chris Matthews: GOP ‘Ruined Their Evening’ with Benghazi Victim’s Mother’s Speech

    07/18/2016 6:31:13 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 56 replies
    CapitalZero ^ | 07/18/2016 | Josh Feldman
    Chris Matthews immediately reacted to the RNC speech delivered by a mother of one of the Benghazi victims by saying the GOP “ruined their evening” with that speech. Matthews tore into “this gross accusation that somehow Hillary Clinton had anything to do with the death of Chris Stevens” and the three other victims. He didn’t understand why the GOP “would choose to put this on primetime television” and said it’s just “not true” no matter what Smith’s personal feelings are.
  • Newt Gingrich: Race Relations Worse Under President Obama | Morning Joe | MSNBC

    07/18/2016 5:14:52 PM PDT · by Pic7 · 13 replies
    MSNBC youtube channel ^ | 07/18/2016 | morning joe msnbc
    Newt Gingrich interviewed by Morning Joe and Mika. Newt was brilliant. It is obvious at the 6:03 mark that Newt was making way too many valid points that Joe Scarborough and everyone with a earpiece heard the producer, yell, cut, CUT! change the subject. It was so abrupt because Newt was making so many points. And as always, Newt went after Obama with laser provision.
  • Photo: Police release photo of gun used in shooting of Baton Rouge police officers

    07/18/2016 12:26:17 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 104 replies ^ | 7/18/16 | Twitter/@elizabethcrisp
  • Dump Trump -- Liberals Getting All Excited (vanity)

    07/18/2016 12:11:50 PM PDT · by Don Hernando de Las Casas · 20 replies
    I find this amusing, hope you do, also. I work for the G in Wash, DC, and one of the libs (Obama son) is running around all ecstatic saying that Trump has been dumped. They're all atwitter. Near as I can tell he gets live feeds from Politico, and with his limited reading ability, he took a story saying God knows what and turned it into a story that Trump has been officially "unseated" at the convention. You would be amused to hear all the little fools getting so happy and asking, "Could Trump sue to get back in?" "Is...
  • My health condition update (Vanity)

    07/18/2016 10:26:20 AM PDT · by eastforker · 27 replies
    me ^ | 7/18/2016 | eastforker
    I am sorry I have not been very responsive to your Emails lately. I have been somewhat under the weather. My doctors have diagnosed me as having an acute case of Post Islamic Stress Trauma with Apologetic White House Fatigue, PIST-AWF (Pronounced pissed-off.) PIST-AWF is a newly defined disease that has become widespread and highly contagious. Doctors at the CDC released a statement disclosing PIST-AWF as a new disease. It has already infected over half of the United States and is anticipated to continue to spread. The disease itself affects the cells of a person's entire body then goes dormant....
  • "Why They Didn't Fire Is A Mystery" - Coup Pilots Had Erdogan's Plane In Their Sights

    07/18/2016 6:18:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/17/16 | Tyler Druden
    As Reuters reports, at the height of the attempt to overthrow Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, the rebel pilots of two F-16 fighter jets had Erdogan's plane in their sights. And yet he was able to fly on. The government narrative, completely fabricated as it may be, is the following: Erdogan said as the coup unfolded that the plotters had tried to attack him in the resort town of Marmaris and had bombed places he had been at shortly after he left. He "evaded death by minutes", the second official said. Around 25 soldiers in helicopters descended on a hotel in...
  • I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt...

    07/18/2016 6:13:39 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 25 replies
    In the decades prior to the Revolutionary War, tensions arose between the two largest global powers: BRITAIN, led by King George II, and FRANCE, led by King Louis XV. Because of their alliances with other nations, fighting escalated into the first global war - the Seven Years War, or as it was called in America, the French and Indian War. The conflict included every major power in Europe as well as their colonies from the Caribbean, to India, to the Philippines, and to Africa. Over a million died.
  • "Until he has nothing left to live for." (Vanity/opinion)

    07/18/2016 3:29:23 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 15 replies
    7/18/2016 | Enterprise
    Donald Trump said that he would ask Congress for a declaration of war on terrorism. Thank God. As ISIS often takes credit for acts of terrorism in the United States and other countries, then let them take their fighters to the grave by the tens of thousands. I hope a Trump statement on fighting Terrorism will look something like this: I will fight the enemy until he has nothing left to fight with. I will fight the enemy until he has nothing left to fight for. I will fight the enemy until he has nothing left to live for. And...
  • George Olsen & His Music "Savage Serenade" on Columbia 2810-D (1933)

    07/18/2016 12:00:32 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1933 | George Olsen and his Music
    George Olsen & His Music "Savage Serenade" on Columbia 2810-D, recorded on Sept. 7, 1933
  • 'Better than THIS': Hillary trolls Trump with fake 'first draft of speakers' list after he releases

    07/17/2016 9:07:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 41 replies ^ | 17 July 2016 | Dailymail Reporter
    Donald Trump's full list of Republican National Convention speakers has finally been revealed, just hours before it is set to kickoff in Cleveland on Monday. And Hillary Clinton was quick to point out that the list was missing a number of notable Republicans, as well as high-profile NFL stars who were initially rumored to attend. The presumptive Democratic nominee then took it one step further, writing a fake 'first draft' list that she sent in an email to supporters on Sunday.
  • Has anyone heard of Mukti Petroleum Inc.? Who owns it?

    07/17/2016 10:40:09 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 44 replies
    Local gas station sign | July 17, 2016 | Me, Myself, & I
    A local Citgo gas station recently changed into a "Mukti" gas station. I tried to do some research on Google to find out who Mukti is, but could not find out who really is behind that company. I suspect it is some Muzzie enterprise, and therefore I wouldn't touch it with a 10 ft. pole. Does any FReeper know anything about this company? Apparently it's quite local for the time being, hasn't gone national or even regional.
  • PlayStation Vue Review: two months with Sony’s TV service (internet tv)

    07/17/2016 9:15:38 AM PDT · by bigtoona · 8 replies
    Slash Gear ^ | 7/4/16 | Brittany A. Roston
    In mid-March, Sony rolled out its previously limited PlayStation Vue service across the nation, bringing three channel packages to anyone with a PS3 or PS4, Amazon Fire TV/Fire Stick, or iPhone/iPad (and, as of June 29, Android). I'd been using Sling TV before this, but I was never too pleased with the service and so when the opportunity came to switch, I did. I've been using PlayStation Vue for the last two or so months and feel confident saying that, for the most part, it's pretty great. PlayStation Vue, assuming you have a decent Internet connection and no prior knowledge...