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  • Three years later: A monster in jail and misconceptions remain

    09/23/2014 7:20:57 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 19 replies
    Lehigh Valley Business ^ | 9-23-14 | Bill Kline
    Penn State students and fans Saturday showed support for late coach Joe Paterno with a “Joe-Out” – wearing clothing or displaying images of the Hall of Famer at the Nittany Lions' football game. As a Penn State alumnus, I am proud of my university and I remain proud of the work that JoePa did on and – more importantly – off the football field, with respect to inspiring students and improving academics at the institution.Yet there remains in the public sphere this erroneous belief that JoePa was a conspirator in the alleged cover-up of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Sandusky, a...
  • Nascar SCS AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway Sunday September 28 on ESPN at 2:00 PM ET

    09/23/2014 7:02:46 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 12 replies
  • Wallkill Might Mites run into banner [youth football youtube video]

    09/23/2014 12:29:40 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 9-22-14 | Wallkill Mighty Mites
    same link here
  • Bloomberg: Colorado Gun Recall Towns So Rural, They Don’t Have Roads

    In what may come as a surprise to residents of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t think those cities have roads. Bloomberg told Rolling Stone that he was “sorry” about the recalls of two state senators last year over the Democratic state legislature’s gun-control. “Colorado Springs is the second largest city in Colorado, Mr. Mayor,” said Herpin. “and not only do we have plenty of roads, but we are also home to the United States Air Force Academy, the U.S. Olympic Training Center and Committee Headquarters (which moved here from New York City), major...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 23, 2014

    09/23/2014 3:26:10 AM PDT · by sneakers · 10 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Sorry, Politico, But Lois Lerner Is Not A Victim

    09/22/2014 2:11:36 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 22, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    Lois Lerner. Hero. Servant. Brownie-baking puppy lover. Sister of the Blessed State. This is about all a person reading Politico’s new exclusive “interview” with the former head of the I.R.S. division that oversees tax-exempt groups, might take away. “I didn’t do anything wrong” claims Lerner, who, like any innocent person, is flanked by a major law firm’s partner, two personal attorneys and her husband – a lawyer. “I’m proud of my career and the job I did for this country.” And in around 3,700 obsequious words, Politico seems to agree. What exactly did she do for her country, you ask?...
  • Is there a right to contribute to out-of-state elections?

    09/22/2014 12:25:05 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 23 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 22, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Josh Blackman links to an interesting new speech by (retired) Justice Stevens about the Court’s campaign finance jurisprudence. Among other things, Justice Stevens argues that there ought to be little protection (or no protection?) for campaign contributions made across state lines. He begins . . .: In the first sentence of his controlling opinion [in McCutcheon v. FEC] the Chief Justice correctly states that there “is no right more basic to our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders.” 188 L. Ed.2d 468, 482. And in his concluding paragraph he correctly describes that right as “the...
  • THE LIST: EVERY JOURNALIST IN THE GAMEJOURNOPROS GROUP REVEALED

    09/22/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Last week, Breitbart News revealed a secret video game journalist mailing list used by a clique of influential writers, editors, and bloggers, some of whom attempted to bully their colleagues with it in an attempt to shape the news agenda for political purposes. We can today reveal the complete list of journalists, some 150 key industry figures, on the list. Outlets with representation span the entire video games journalism universe and include Polygon, Ars Technica, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, TechRadar, and many other well-known brands in games publishing. But they also include freelancers and staffers for publications as solidly...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 22, 2014

    09/22/2014 3:10:33 AM PDT · by sneakers · 8 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Vintage Mugshot PHOTO … Circa 1924: Pep, “The Cat-Murdering Dog”

    09/21/2014 2:37:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Eastern State Penitentiary ^ | circa 1924 | Eastern State Penitentiary
    1924: Pep, “The Cat-Murdering Dog” Pep "The Cat-Murdering Dog" was a black Labrador Retriever admitted to Eastern State Penitentiary on August 12, 1924. Prison folklore tells us that Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot used his executive powers to sentence Pep to Life Without Parole for killing his wife’s cherished cat. Prison records support this story: Pep’s inmate number (C-2559) is skipped in prison intake logs and inmate records. The Governor told a different story. He said Pep had been sent to Eastern to act as a mascot for the prisoners. He and the Warden, Herbert “Hard-Boiled” Smith, were friends. Pep was...
  • French farmers torch tax office in Brittany protest

    09/21/2014 12:19:11 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 Sept. 2014 | unknown
    French vegetable farmers protesting against falling living standards have set fire to tax and insurance offices in town of Morlaix, in Brittany. The farmers used tractors and trailers to dump artichokes, cauliflowers and manure in the streets and also smashed windows, police said. Prime Minister Manuel Valls condemned protesters for preventing firefighters from dealing with the blaze. The farmers say they cannot cope with falling prices for their products. A Russian embargo on some Western goods - imposed over the Ukraine crisis - has blocked off one of their main export markets. About 100 farmers first launched an overnight attack...
  • The 007 Movie Villains Disconnect with Reality (Politically Correct James Bond Through The Ages)

    09/21/2014 11:16:30 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    MovieGuide ^ | Peter Hammond
    The 007 Movie Villains Disconnect with Reality During a recent visit to the Imperial War Museum in London, as I examined the Secret Service exhibits, I could not help but notice the sharp contrast between the villains depicted in James Bond 007 films and the real enemies of the Realm. • KGB Infiltrators Although MI5 and MI6 were riddled with high level KGB infiltrators, Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Harry Houghton, John Cairncross, George Blake, Donald Maclean, Geoffrey Prime, Anthony Blunt and Sir Roger Hollis, no 007 film has really tackled that reality. That M, at the time of the early...
  • Poll: Nearly 25% of Americans Would Consider Secession

    09/20/2014 8:44:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tony Lee
    Nearly 25% of Americans, largely fueled by their anger toward the permanent political class in Washington, D.C., would consider secession. According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released a day after voters in Scotland rejected an "independence referendum" by nearly 10 points, "23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion." The poll found that the "urge to sever ties with Washington cuts across party lines and regions," and...
  • Second apparent leak of hacked celebrity nude pictures: US media

    09/20/2014 6:19:14 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    More nude celebrity photos, purportedly including reality star Kim Kardashian, circulated social media Saturday, in what appeared to be the second massive hacking-related leak in less than a month, US media reported. The pictures, which also included nude shots of actress Vanessa Hudgens and US soccer star Hope Solo, appeared briefly on 4chan and Reddit, before being removed, celebrity gossip site TMZ reported.
  • Armed With A Banana, Man Robs Philadelphia Store, Slips Away On Bike

    09/20/2014 10:18:06 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 18, 2014 | Daniel Kelley
    <p>PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A man armed with a banana robbed a convenience store in Philadelphia and rode away on a bicycle with cash and cigarettes, a security surveillance tape showed.</p> <p>The suspect strolled into Tejada Grocery and got in line behind another customer at the counter, where individual bananas were available for sale, according to the tape of Tuesday's robbery, which was released by police on Wednesday.</p>
  • Vanity: Freeper mtnwmn, my Mom, has passed away.

    09/20/2014 8:53:40 AM PDT · by rlbedfor · 66 replies
    None ^ | rlbedfor
    My Mom, freeper mtnwmn, has passed on. She was a great Mom, lady, and patriot. God Rest Her Soul. She said she has done her part in politics, and now it is up to us. Keep the fight strong.
  • Texas State Guard To Begin Search and Rescue For Illegal Immigrants

    09/19/2014 9:39:22 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/19/2014 | Bob Price
    Texas Rangers and members of the Texas State Guard are beginning or are about to begin an effort in Brooks County near Falfurrias to help stop the climbing number of deaths related to human smuggling operations. Ranchers in the area reported a community partnership meeting where they were briefed on the proposed activities. This year, fifty-two people have been found dead in the arid ranch lands of Brooks County having gotten lost while attempting to bypass the Border Patrol checkpoint located thirteen miles south of Falfurrias. Texas Department of Public Safety reports that since 2011, at least 332 sets of...
  • Colorado Rejects Jailing Illegals for ICE

    09/19/2014 8:56:58 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/19/2014 | William Bigelow
    Colorado is now the first state in the union whose complete roster of county jailers has individually rejected retainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Due to pressure brought by the ACLU, no more immigrants will be held in the jails until federal agents make a decision as to whether the immigrants will be jailed for possible immigration violations. Mark Silverstein, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, cheered, "All sheriffs have agreed that they don't have the ability to deprive people of liberty, even for a few days, because they are suspected of being here illegally.”...
  • Avast! It be International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

    09/19/2014 6:52:51 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 86 replies
    Ahoy, mateys! Aye...it be that day once more. The day when ye can hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail for adventure (or mystify your co-workers & friends by how you are speaking). September 19th is Talk Like A Pirate Day. Given the seriousness of all the crap going on around us, it's nice...even for a little bit...to be silly and have a little fun.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 19, 2014

    09/19/2014 3:12:44 AM PDT · by sneakers · 13 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwave - word has it that they are working on it - our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Need Some Help From Musical FReepers! (vanity)

    09/18/2014 9:16:14 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/18/2014 | Me
    I really need FReeper help if you don't mind. Son has a talent show coming up and we thought "Old Army Hat" would be great. Great vocal range for him because he is in JHS. The song is especially poignant for him because an older soldier who did work on our home took a liking to him and gave him his army cap. I burst with tears. He's going to wear the hat for the performance. Also, his GF (WW2 Pacific) went on Honor Flight and son still remembers it. He wants to honor them both at his performance. Does...
  • Is Spanking REALLY the same as child abuse?! *video

    09/18/2014 8:47:02 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 32 replies
    Youtube.com/StevenCrowder ^ | 08/18/14 | Steven Crowder
    So the Adrian Peterson story has brought "child abuse" into the limelight. Child abuse is horrible. Reprehensible. But do you REALLY consider mere spanking to be "child abuse"? Watch the video and comment below. Also, my dad spanked me.
  • Canada’s Shale Boom: More To Come In Montney

    09/18/2014 3:56:54 PM PDT · by bananaman22
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18/09/2014 | James Burgess
    In the world of a constantly changing oil and gas environment, the Montney shale basin is the sleeping giant that holds the key to accelerating Canada’s shale oil and gas boom, but the real treasure within this giant is a tight liquids-rich zone (approximately 15-20 miles wide) that has big and small players alike narrowing their focus for the potential of a giant payout. A pervasive hydrocarbon system in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) in Alberta and British Columbia, the Montney is estimated to hold 2,200 trillion cubic feet of gas, almost 29 billion barrels of natural gas liquids...
  • Hillary Clinton Says the United States Embarrasses Her

    09/18/2014 2:57:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    C-FAM ^ | Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.
    NEW YORK, September 19 (C-Fam) "It is embarrassing, I mean, really, it’s embarrassing.” Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a conference room of international feminists and abortion advocates that the US is a long way from ratifying the UN treaty on discrimination against women, “not for lack of trying, but for absence of support.” Clinton was the final speaker last Friday at a two-day feminist conference called “Women and Girls Rising” at the Ford Foundation in New York., which began with remarks by Gloria Steinem and was organized by the author of a glowing biography of Margaret Sanger. Former...
  • This Is John Galt?

    09/18/2014 1:00:14 PM PDT · by bkepley · 39 replies
    Intercollegiate Review ^ | September 17, 2014 | Anthony Sacramone
    To say there is a decline in the quality of the screenwriting and production values would be an understatement. I know there was a Kickstarter movement at one point to raise some geetis (and faux outrage, apparently). And the producers have admitted that Parts I and II did not make a profit. But great jumping dust bunnies, this thing makes Plan Nine from Outer Space look like the original specs for the Apollo 11 moon launch.
  • Miss. governor intervenes in same-sex divorce case

    09/18/2014 11:39:41 AM PDT · by massmike · 11 replies
    sunherald.com ^ | 09/18/2014 | JEFF AMY
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is intervening in a case involving a woman who wants the state to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce. The Republican governor, represented by Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, is opposing Lauren Czekala-Chatham's appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The women married in San Francisco in 2008 and bought a house in Mississippi before separating in 2010. They could divorce in California, but Czekala-Chatham says she shouldn't be treated differently than straight couples. Melancon objected to the divorce but later agreed to a binding settlement splitting the couple's property even though...
  • Lost in the Fifties (Whoa! How old are you if these images ring a bell?)

    09/18/2014 9:58:36 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 112 replies
    http://safeshare.tv/w/FEDEwZHZXu ^ | Don't know | Don't know
    It's a video and a very cool video IF you are a certain age. And I am. ; )
  • US to train veterans to install solar panels

    09/18/2014 7:50:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2014 9:59 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030, plus save billions of dollars on energy bills for homeowners and businesses. It will launch this fall at one or more military bases and train a total of at least 50,000, including veterans. …
  • To Vote or Not to Vote

    09/18/2014 8:50:20 AM PDT · by jstaff · 124 replies
    With the mid-terms close by I am hearing more and more that I should just not vote for Tom Tillis or any other Republican incumbent that defeated a Tea Party challenger in their primary. I should not support the Rovians. Mitch McConnell should be defeated by a Dem to teach him a lesson. I must be a closet liberal, American Constitution hating Democrat to even consider such a thing. Some with that view pop up on FR regularly to tell me to stay home on election day to teach the moderates R's a lesson by letting the D's win. For...
  • This is a well-trained dog.

    09/18/2014 7:06:53 AM PDT · by Twotone · 20 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | Unknown | Ihor Ivan
    Canadian firefighter and dog trainer Ihor Ivan demonstrates how well-trained his Doberman is by having the dog follow a series of commands. While the Doberman's listening skills are impressive, it's the dedication and bond between them that really shines.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 18, 2014

    09/18/2014 2:36:52 AM PDT · by sneakers · 12 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Flight bans from Ebola-hit countries will stay in effect, Kenya tells AU

    09/17/2014 6:06:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    SABAHI ^ | staff
    The Kenyan government has declined to comply with a request from the African Union to resume flights to and from Ebola-effected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, Kenya's Capital FM reported Tuesday (September 16th). Kenya announced a ban on travellers from the three West African countries on August 19th, and grounded flights on those routes. "We have a protocol on how to lift the ban and it is a health protocol. Once we are satisfied that it is okay to lift it, then we will do it. For now, we have not done so," Principal Secretary for Health Khalifa...
  • Article IV, Secc 4 of the U.S. Constitution. PROTECT CITIZENS

    09/17/2014 3:53:31 PM PDT · by rovenstinez · 19 replies
    Constitution of the USA ^ | Sept. 17, 2014 | rovenstinez
    The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion
  • Arguing with the Left: We Are Doing It Wrong!

    09/17/2014 9:32:45 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 26 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | September 14 2014 | Greg Conterio
    Arguing with the Left: We Are Doing It Wrong! Greg Conterio | September 14 2014 If you have ever tried arguing with a liberal, leftist or progressive, at some point you have inevitably come away frustrated by your apparent inability to “win” an argument, despite proving conclusively the other side is objectively wrong. The subject doesn’t matter, it could be the failure of Obama’s foreign policy, the IRS targeting scandal, tax policy, (lack of) Global Warming, or “helping” the poor. There in fact is a literal parade of liberal/leftist social policies and issues that have been unequivocal, abject failures,...
  • Border Bridge Protest Organizers to Militia: You're Not Welcome

    09/17/2014 8:26:28 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 23 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/16/2014 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas -- The organizer of this weekend’s planned protest to shut down international ports of entry have a message to militia groups – You are not welcome. This statement came in response to a Breitbart Texas article about police agency preparations for the protest planned for the weekend. In an interview with Breitbart Texas, Staysi Barth, organizer of “Shut Down All Ports of Entry”, said militia groups are not welcome at the national event planned for this weekend across the southern border of the United States. “Only peaceful protesters are coming,” Barth said. After fighting with the problem of...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 17, 2014

    09/17/2014 3:15:38 AM PDT · by sneakers · 14 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves,(they're working on it!) our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Dinesh D'Souza Is Planning His Prison Memoir

    09/16/2014 6:31:37 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 14 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 16, 2014 | Sam Tanenhaus
    On September 23, Dinesh D’Souza will appear before a federal judge in Manhattan to learn whether he will do jail time for violating campaign-finance law. (He pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of funneling $20,000 to a friend’s Senate campaign via straw donors.) It will be the latest turn in a remarkable life that has embodied—perhaps more than any other—the passions and commitments of the modern conservative movement. D’Souza leapt to prominence during his student days as editor of The Dartmouth Review, then emerging as a first-read for pro-Reagan provocation. Those were heady times for the youth corps of...
  • Clear Channel renamed iHeartMedia

    09/16/2014 2:22:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2014 11:35 AM EDT
    Clear Channel, the largest radio station operator in the U.S., says it has renamed itself iHeartMedia to reflect its transformation into a multi-platform media company that includes iHeartRadio, its digital radio service. […] The name change reflects the company’s shifting focus to its digital brand as it faces competition from popular music streaming services like Pandora and Spotify. …
  • Giancarlo Stanton's face - from his instagram

    09/16/2014 1:00:08 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    instagram ^ | 9-16-14 | G. Stanton
    This is what it looks like after you get hit in the face with a 90 mph fastball: "The Aftermath...Making huge progress!! Want to thank everyone who has played a part in my recovery">
  • Bill Clinton: Netanyahu 'not the guy' to strike lasting Middle East peace deal

    09/16/2014 10:57:51 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09/16/2014 | Dan Roberts
    Former US president recorded going off-message in criticising the Israeli government’s unwillingness to seek peace Bill Clinton has been recorded going off-message and criticising the Israeli government’s unwillingness to seek peace with Palestinians in unguarded comments that contrast with other leading Democrats, including his wife, potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Though brief and apparently unscripted, the exchange, which was recorded by C-Span and picked up by Israeli newspaper Haaretz, is in stark contrast to recent comments by Hillary Clinton, who has been more supportive of Netanyahu’s handling of the recent conflict in Gaza. The Obama administration has also been less...
  • Obama’s Lonely Climate Summit – world leaders are staying home

    09/16/2014 9:25:25 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    Whats Up With That? ^ | 09/16/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Eric Worrall writes: The imminent climate summit in New York is rapidly turning into an utter embarrassment for President Obama and UN Secretary General Bank Ki-Moon, in addition to becoming a bit of a punishment round for national deputy leaders. Aussie PM Tony Abbott today defended his decision not to hop on an earlier flight to America, so he could attend the UN climate conference in New York, because he has more important matters to attend to, such as running the country. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have also indicated they likely won’t attend the...
  • clear channel becomes iheartmedia

    09/16/2014 6:11:06 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies
    RadioInsight ^ | 9/16/14 | Lance Venta
    Originally known as merely a classification for 50kW AM signals with wide nighttime coverage, the Clear Channel name is joining much of the AM band in irrelevance. Effective immediately Clear Channel is rebranding itself as IHeartMedia as the company places additional focus towards its IHeartRadio.com streaming platform. The company itself will be known as IHeartMedia, Inc, while the broadcast holdings formerly known as Clear Channel Media + Entertainment will be simply IHeartMedia. "Clear Channel announced today that it has become iHeartMedia, reflecting the company’s success in becoming a one-of-a-kind multi-platform media company with unparalleled reach and impact. The newly named...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 16, 2014

    09/16/2014 3:12:20 AM PDT · by sneakers · 19 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Anybody else Vape???

    09/16/2014 2:07:38 AM PDT · by djf · 53 replies
    djf
    After having been a smoker for just about 40 years, I made the plunge. I was very surprised - it pretty much totally eliminated the urge to smoke! Well, except for the hand thingy... but it took away the urge! It's been ten days so far. I have a nearby pack of smokes sittin around if need be. Curious about others situations and experiences.
  • Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent

    09/16/2014 1:53:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 09/10/14 | NICK BILTON
    “So, your kids must love the iPad?” I asked Mr. Jobs, trying to change the subject. The company’s first tablet was just hitting the shelves. “They haven’t used it,” he told me. “We limit how much technology our kids use at home.” I’m sure I responded with a gasp and dumbfounded silence. I had imagined the Jobs’s household was like a nerd’s paradise: that the walls were giant touch screens, the dining table was made from tiles of iPads and that iPods were handed out to guests like chocolates on a pillow. Nope, Mr. Jobs told me, not even close....
  • Sad Video: 9 Year Old Boy Slaps The Heck Out Of His Mom After Finding Her High On Heroine

    09/15/2014 9:04:55 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    http://www.bunibuni.com ^ | september 1, 2014
    A 9 year boy who found his mom high on heroine on the street, slapped the heck out of her in a shocking video that was posted on instagram. The distraught little boy can be heard screaming "Mommy, wake up. Can you talk to me? Wake up" while the woman stares blankly at him, making him slap her again and again.
  • Nascar SCS SYLVANIA 300 at NH Motor Speedway Sunday September 21 on ESPN at 2:00 PM ET

    09/15/2014 7:37:24 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 57 replies
  • Arizona Dems Fly Mexican Flag

    09/15/2014 4:17:23 PM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/15/2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Volunteers for Arizona’s Democratic nominee for governor and sitting congressman flew a Mexican flag — and only a Mexican flag — on their parade float over the weekend. Sonoran Alliance tweeted an image of the float Saturday, which features banners in support of Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and Democratic candidate for governor Fred DuVall, and a Mexican flag. A spokesman for Rep. Kirkpatrick said the float was run by volunteers, and the congresswoman was not present.
  • Looking for CrowdFunding Advice

    09/15/2014 1:09:08 PM PDT · by lafroste · 37 replies
    9/15/14 | lafroste
    Does anyone here have any experience with crowd funding? In order to finish the development of my new product, I need to raise approximately $65,000 to finish, prototype, and produce an initial product run of 100 units. I have already built the entire machine, minus the magnetics necessary to power it. I would like to try crowdfunding since I cannot find any other venues for funding. Does anyone have suggestions or experiences with this strategy? Thanks for any advice received!
  • Executive Branch formally locates Jerusalem in Israel-says it is unconstitutional for Congress to ag

    09/15/2014 12:30:21 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 2 replies
    Washington Post The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 15, 2014 | Eugene Kontorovich
    Oral arguments in Zivostofsky v. Kerry, the Jerusalem passport case, will be heard on Nov. 3. Alan Gura and I authored an amicus brief in support of the petitioner on behalf of a group of ideological diverse constitutional law professors and a human rights group. Here I will summarize our position, and then point to an argument in the brief apparently note made by other parties or amici. Our central argument is that the passport law does not involve any act of recognition of a foreign country of government, a point also touched on in the Senate’s amicus brief. Further,...