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  • State-Level Secession Movements in the United States: Northern Colorado and Jefferson

    10/10/2013 12:37:13 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 22 replies
    GeoCurrents ^ | 10-9-13 | Martin W Lewis
    The intense political polarization of the United States is most clearly reflected by the dysfunctional nature of the federal government. At a more local scale, it is seen as well in the growing movement to create new states by splitting existing ones. Most of these cases involve the desire of people in rural, conservative counties to secede from the more liberal states in which they are currently located. A front-page story in the October 7 edition of the New York Times, for example, highlights a drive to devise a new state of “Northern Colorado.” Eleven Colorado counties will vote on...
  • A long, steep drop for Americans' standard of living

    10/19/2011 1:04:41 PM PDT · by traumer · 30 replies
    Not since at least 1960 has the US standard of living fallen so fast for so long. The average American has $1,315 less in annual disposable income now than at the onset of the Great Recession. Think life is not as good as it used to be, at least in terms of your wallet? You'd be right about that. The standard of living for Americans has fallen longer and more steeply over the past three years than at any time since the US government began recording it five decades ago. Economic Issues Economic Crisis Financial Markets Cost of Living Recessions...
  • Are Celebrities Supporting Occupy Wall Street the Movement's Heroes, or Hypocrites?

    10/13/2011 10:51:36 AM PDT · by Mind Freed · 5 replies
    Kanye West visited Occupy Wall Street in a $355 Givenchy shirt topped with wearing gold grills and chains. Alec Baldwin claims he supports Occupy Wall Street, but makes big bucks starring in commercials for Capital One Bank. Numerous other celebrities who annually pull in multiples of the average American salary also say they sympathize with the plight of the so-called 99 percent. So are the stars who say they support the Occupy Wall Street movement some of the cause’s heroes, or are they hypocrites? Producer and hip hop mogul Russell Simmons, who brought West to the protests at Liberty Square/Zuccotti...
  • This Did Not Work: It Never Will

    06/22/2008 1:40:46 PM PDT · by Hank Kerchief · 33 replies · 403+ views
    Independent Individualist ^ | Apr 07, 2008 | Reginald Firehammer
    This Did Not Work It Never Will by Reginald Firehammer Sometime in late 1940 or early 1941, Ayn Rand began efforts to form an "individualist" movement that would counter the growing collectivist, socialist, and communist movements active in those years. She expended a huge amount of time and energy on this "project" which she firmly believed would bring a kind of counter-revolution and restoration of individual liberty and free-market culture to America. One of her supporters in this effort was Channing Pollock, a drama critic, novelist, and playwrite. Her correspondence with Pollock reveals both her enthusiasm and conviction that this...
  • 'Neocatechumenal Way' Approved by Holy See

    05/23/2008 6:05:12 PM PDT · by tcg · 3 replies · 223+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/23/08 | Neocatechumenical Way
    After more than five years of work, the Holy See has approved the Statutes of the Neocatechumenal Way, thus confirming the praxis in more than 105 nations for over thirty years. The decree of approval, dated the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, was solemnly consigned on June 28 to the initiators of the way, Kiko Arguello and Carmen Hernandez together with Father Mario Pezzi, by Cardinal Stafford, president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, the Dicastery entrusted by the Holy Father with the task of guiding the preparation of the statute. The Neocatechumenal Way has not been approved...
  • Report: Russia Had Sources in U.S. Command

    03/24/2006 12:50:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 92 replies · 2,820+ views
    AP ^ | 7 minutes ago | ROBERT BURNS,
    WASHINGTON - The Russian government had sources inside the American military command as it planned and executed the invasion of Iraq in 2003, according to Iraqi documents released as part of a Pentagon report. The Russians passed information to Saddam Hussein on U.S. troop movements and plans during the opening days of the war, according to the report Friday. The unclassified report does not assess the value of the information or provide details beyond citing two captured Iraqi documents that say the Russians collected information from sources "inside the American Central Command" and that battlefield intelligence was provided to Saddam...
  • Aerial port center making air movements easier

    11/23/2005 5:20:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 332+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Nov 23, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Alicia Prakash
    11/23/2005 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- The U.S. Central Command Air Forces aerial port control center here makes it easier to move troops and cargo through this region each day. That includes tons of cargo and thousands of troops and is a process that takes a lot planning and coordination, officials said. The center cuts a step out of the process. The center, located in the air mobility division of the combined air operations center here, eliminates the need for theater aerial ports to coordinate travel with ports in the United States. Instead, aerial ports, terminal units and customers in...
  • CU: Liberals condemn U.S. on leftist movements (in Habana at anti-terror conference)

    06/04/2005 4:51:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 525+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/4/05 | Vanessa Arrington - AP
    HAVANA (AP) - Hundreds of intellectuals and politicians from Latin America's left gathered for an anti-terror conference in Cuba, but they never talked about al-Qaida, focusing instead on their own shared nemesis - the U.S. government. For decades, participants said, the United States was behind efforts to suppress leftist movements in Latin America, from the backing of the region's violent, right-wing military dictatorships in the 1970s and 1980s to current meddling in the politics of liberal-led countries. The policy, they said, has emerged again with the current handling of a Cuban militant wanted in Venezuela for an airliner bombing -...
  • Senator Clinton 'Abusing the System,' Says NY GOP Opponent-(says she'll dump NY for W.House)

    05/09/2005 12:52:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 852+ views
    GOPUSA.COM ^ | MAY 9, 2005 | MARC MORANO
    Sen. Hillary Clinton is "abusing the system" -- using New York State voters as a springboard to the presidency, according to a 38-year-old Republican who would like to stop Mrs. Clinton in 2006, well before the 2008 Democratic race for president. "[Clinton] is not even running for U.S. Senate, she is running for president and she clearly has no intention of fulfilling a six-year Senate term if she is re-elected," said likely GOP Senate candidate Adam Brecht in an interview with Cybercast News Service. "Unfortunately, she's abusing the system," Brecht said. "I think putting everyone through the charade of a...
  • Save Your Sons and Daughters in Harm's Way (Reality Post)

    01/27/2005 7:07:16 PM PST · by Cornpone · 47 replies · 1,000+ views
    Cornpone | 27 Jan 2005 | Cornpone
    Many of you publish heart breaking letters and e-mails from our sons and daughters defending our freedoms on many fronts. Before you do so, please just take a moment to stop and think about what is in what you are about to expose to the world. Please don't identify operational units, future missions, unit movements, or times of movements. When you do you place the lives of our sons and daughters and the lives of others at risk. Remember, we are open to the world. We have our share of lurkers and trolls and loose lips sink ships. Our kids...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • **ANTI-KIM JONG-IL FLYERS STARTING TO APPEAR AROUND N.KOREA: SECRET POLICE CRACKING DOWN**

    11/17/2004 12:50:28 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 128 replies · 5,769+ views
    Sankei Shimbun in Japanese (Tokyo) ^ | 18 November 2004 | AmericanInTokyo
    <p>Report from Sankei (Japanese) newspaper (conservative) coming in today (per link).</p> <p>Said that a number of hand made circulars have been circulating widely around North Korea (Pyongyang, Nampo, Chonjin, Sinuiju), etc. The flyers are by an underground anti-Kim Jong-il group active in North Korea.</p>
  • Green Wealth: Funding the Enemy (TRACKING THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT'S MONEY, POWER, AND HARM)

    08/15/2004 1:18:09 PM PDT · by take · 39 replies · 1,919+ views
    Green Wealth: Funding the Enemy Green and animal rights organizations do not subsist on the sale of calendars, books, and stuffed animals. They are wealthy beyond the comprehension of most Americans and others who support them in the belief they are "protecting the environment" and saving animals from "cruelty" and "extinction." You will be astonished to learn that there are more than 4,000 environmental groups in America today. "And the number is growing," warns Ron Arnold of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, "and they are really out to get you." Worse, they have the clout and the...
  • Secularism & Democracy

    07/05/2004 10:09:14 AM PDT · by Ardavan Bahrami · 403+ views
    Ardavan Bahrami
    Secularism According to the Chambers dictionary secularism is defined as; the belief that the state, morals, education, etc. should be independent of religion; G J Holyoak’s (1817-1907) system of social ethics. Have those of us who have defended democracy for a long time but been more vocal about secularism in recent years asked ourselves how secular are we prepared to be in a future democratic Iran? Majority of the democratic governments are secular in one shape or another. From the French and the Turkish forms of republics where principles of secularism is strictly observed and defended, to those European monarchies...
  • Cults, Movements, World Religions

    05/22/2003 10:42:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 122 replies · 323+ views
    CERC ^ | 2003 | Mary Kocane, LayWitness
    Cults, Movements, World Religions    MARY KOCHANE To many of us, the modern religious landscape appears increasingly confusing, even strange or frightening. No matter how strong in faith and regular in religious practice our families may be, we are not insulated from contact with a bewildering variety of religious expressions, a Babel of “prophetic” voices and a dizzying array of competing world views. Sun Myung Moon founder ofthe Unification Church Questions Abound in Confusing Religious Landscape Insulation is not what our lay vocation is about, anyway. Instead of insulation, what we seek is contact, the contact which makes the electric...
  • SPOTLIGHT ON N. KOREA (Iraq War--Day 2) SUMMARY OF PRESS BY 'AMERICAN-IN-TOKYO' (4:25 PM Eastern)

    03/21/2003 1:29:52 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 16 replies · 289+ views
    Various Asian News Outlets in Korean/Japanese ^ | 21 March 2003 | "Freepranslated" by AmericanInTokyo
    "FReepranslation" by "AmericanInTokyo" (Iraq War: Day Two) Summary from original Asian sources (as of 16:45 Eastern Time) Day Two, Folks. Just took a brief tour of a number of reputable Japanese, Korean and English news websites, looking for any threatening action or threats made by communist North Korea in response to the ongoing Iraq conflict. (This is an ongoing daily report for FR.) Asian news sources viewed were (from Korea): Choson Ilbo Daily, Hanguk Ilbo Daily, Dong-A Ilbo Daily, YTN TV, KBS TV, Yonghap News, Yahoo News Korea and (from Japan): Kyodo News, Yomiuri News, Mainichi News, Sankei News, Nikkan...