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  • Special-needs boy set on fire by bullies he thought were friends

    10/06/2016 11:17:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 151 replies
    <p>A 10-year-old special-needs boy was on life support after bullies allegedly lured him to a field, doused him with gasoline, and lit him on fire on Sunday.</p> <p>Kayden Culp of Kerrville, Texas, has burns on 20 percent of his body from his ears to his belly button, and his organs are failing, according to a YouCaring page set up by the boy’s family to cover his health expenses.</p>
  • Republican Senator (Jeff Sessions) Warns Secret Obamatrade Creates‘Pacific Union’ Akin To EUnion

    06/11/2015 8:09:17 PM PDT · by Serws · 14 replies
    Are you as confused about the Trade Promotion Authority bill/trade agreement/drama as much as I am? Sen. Jeff Sessions is one of it’s most outspoken critics, and was on “Hannity” recently to warn about what’s being discussed… “I’ve been there three times and I can tell you it is far more than a trade agreement,” he said. “It is a creating of an economic union. The congressional resource said it is a wide-ranging political and economic partnership that is created where the Sultan of Brunei gets one vote. The president of the United States gets one vote. Twelve countries –...
  • WATCH: A Very Special 'Wheel of Fortune' Contestant Wins Viewers' Hearts (Video)

    05/03/2014 7:22:28 AM PDT · by montag813 · 5 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-03-2014 | TRN
    Wednesday, 'Wheel of Fortune' had a very inspirational contestant in Trent Girone. The 21-year-old Peoria, Ariz., resident is a self-described "Wheel of Fortune" fanatic, but more important, he's the first special needs contestant ever to compete on the show.Girone has had nine brain surgeries and has both Asperger's and Tourette's syndromes, but that didn't stop him from taking early control of the wheel by successfully guessing the first puzzle, "a smashing success." Girone ultimately didn't win the game -- he hit the dreaded Bankrupt slot -- but he won viewer hearts from coast-to-coast.  WATCH:
  • Obamacare hurts parents of special-needs children

    08/01/2013 8:49:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/1/13 | Patrick Howley
    President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” will make it more difficult for parents of special-needs children to pay for tuition at special schools and to purchase medical equipment, according to a new report. More than 30 million Americans place money into a pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA) through their employers to help save emergency funds to pay for their families’ medical costs. Obamacare institutes a brand new $2,500 cap for FSAs, which will make more money taxable and could raise $13 billion in taxes for the federal government over the next decade. “Before Obamacare passed, there was no...
  • Nobody "Needs" Detachable Magazines

    01/07/2013 8:22:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Nobody needs 24/7 media coverage of mass killings. It leads to the copycat effect where unbalanced people are given an incentive to kill masses of innocents in order to become famous. Nobody needs to go to the church of their choice. One state sponsored church is plenty. Nobody needs to refuse police questions. What have you got to hide? This practice allows child killers to roam the streets. Nobody needs to assemble in large groups. It is dangerous and leads to riots. Small children are trampled to death. Nobody needs Automobiles. Mass transit is more efficient and safes the lives...
  • The “nobody needs” fallacy

    01/07/2013 7:04:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 6 January, 2013 | Oleg Volk
    Does anyone really need old family snapshots? Pictures of your child as a baby, or of your grandparents on their honeymoon have no monetary worth and nearly no practical value. What can you do with them, besides looking every few years. Would you be OK with government taking away by an arbitrary decree? We don’t need apples. Pears are close enough and can be used in the same recipes. Would you be OK with apple growing being prohibited? Nobody needs to read Jonothan Swift. Should the books be destroyed for their supposed advocacy of cannibalism? When we are robbed of...
  • A “Wants” based consumption vs. A “Needs” based consumption

    12/26/2012 8:32:13 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    Now | Me
    A “Wants” based consumption = Satisfying Wants = Greed = Spending = Waste = Not Being Green = Being Mean = Socialism Or A “Needs” based consumption = Satisfying Needs = Conservation = Thrift = Saving = Investment = Increased Efficiency = Lower Prices = Less Waste = Being Green = Being Nice = Capitalism
  • Newt Gingrich and the 21st Century Contract with America

    01/28/2012 9:12:36 AM PST · by Vendome · 26 replies
    Vanity | 1/28/20112 | Vendome
    I know Newt's team reads FR and I have a message. Please read the following: What the hell is up your home page? I get how to look for navigating around it but to 80% of America it looks blank. You need a simple, clean and intuitive landing page and it isn't. Fix it! I'm arguing/persuading against many people who worked in the Reagan Administration and people who count on their opinion, for Newt amazing accomplishments and his new proposal for America. We will have a Majorities in both houses that will enable Newt to accomplish the bold and audacious...
  • BREAKING--Obama speaks at 10:35 a.m. (9.2% unemployment)

    07/08/2011 6:14:53 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 471 replies
    Politico 44/ Whiteboard ^ | Jul 08, 2011 | Politico 44/ Whiteboard
    BREAKING -- The unemployment rate in June rose to 9.2 percent, the government reported Friday morning, as the economy added just 18,000. President Obama will speak about the new data in the Rose Garden at 10:35 a.m., the White House says.
  • Mexico: Obama Needs to Wake Up and Smell the Gunpowder

    10/29/2010 11:47:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 10/29/10 | Ted Galen Carpenter
    While the Obama administration worries about security issues half way around the world in such places as Afghanistan, Iran, and North Korea, a serious problem is brewing right on our southern border. Drug-related violence in Mexico has claimed some 29,000 lives since President Felipe Calderon declared war on the cartels four years ago. The situation is now so bad that some analysts worry that Mexico could become a “failed state.” That outcome is a relatively unlikely, worst-case scenario, but the violence is already bad enough that it warrants far more attention from America’s
  • MSNBC: Obama Needs More R&R; Americans Uneasy Over Economy Because We're 'Instant Gratification

    10/25/2010 7:43:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/25/10 | Ken Shepherd
    In a segment shortly after 3 p.m. EDT today looking at how much President Obama has aged in the two years since winning the presidential election, MSNBC's Thomas Roberts and guest Douglas Brinkley concluded that the commander-in-chief needs to take it easy more often. The MSNBC host and the liberal presidential historian also blamed the amount of stress President Obama faces in office on unrealistic expectations Americans may have about his handling of the economy (emphases mine): DOUGLAS BRINKLEY: The stress factor gets so high on these
  • What/which key unlocks gas cap on 1996 Chevy Caprice (vanity)

    10/12/2010 5:40:16 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 41 replies
    The FReeper community | 10/12/2010 | Blueflag
    I need to put gas in my dad's 1996 Chevy Caprice. He's in the hospital for a short stay. My brother drove my dad's car and tried to put gas in the car but could not figure out how to unlock the cap. We tried the ignition and trunk keys, and have not seen another special Chevy key for the gas cap. My dad (he's 88) is on meds that make him a little goofy so he can't tell us how to do it. I am logged in; my beber is on stune; my sister gave the moose the cheese;...
  • Advertising Leads People to View Luxuries as Necessities

    03/09/2010 2:59:33 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 13 replies · 279+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Published March 09, 2010 by: | Alice Winters
    Advertising often results in overspending and over-consumption by creating artificially induced needs. The usual catch phrases are "New", "An exclusive offer", "Everyone has one of these", and/or "You deserve the best." Other fallacious "Protect your children with ..." not to mention lastly "Want to know what women really like?" manipulate the minds of targeted groups and raise/lower self esteem to encourage people to purchase their products.
  • Who needs which flu vaccine?

    09/21/2009 10:06:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 905+ views
    breitbart ^ | 9/21/09 | ap
    Who needs vaccine against regular winter flu, and who should be first in line for the swine flu shot? There's lots of overlap. Regular flu vaccine is available now, and people who need it most include: _Adults 50 and older. _All children age 6 months to 18 years. _Pregnant women. _People of any age with chronic health problems like asthma, heart disease or a weakened immune system.
  • Envoy Cites Need to Increase Afghan Security Forces

    07/30/2009 5:19:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 221+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 30, 2009 – Increasing the numbers of Afghan military forces and police is essential for Afghanistan ultimately to assume responsibility for its own security, a senior U.S. diplomat said here yesterday. “An expansion of the armed services and police of Afghanistan is obviously necessary,” Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, told reporters at a State Department news conference. “It’s absolutely essential that over time Afghanistan assume responsibility for its own security,” said Holbrooke, who was appointed to his position by President Barack Obama in January. On March 27, Obama announced his plan to...
  • Air Force to Assess Iraqi Air Defense Needs

    07/28/2009 4:32:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 297+ views
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, July 28, 2009 – The Air Force is sending an assessment team to Iraq to look at how the Iraqi military can field an air defense once American forces leave in 2011. The Air Force team is expected in the country shortly, Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational Force Iraq, said during a roundtable with reporters traveling with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today. The Iraqis probably will not be able to field advanced air-to-air manned interceptors by the time U.S. forces leave the country at the end of 2011, the general said. The U.S....
  • GOP: Alternative energy alone won't meet US needs

    05/23/2009 10:16:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 442+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/23/09 | AP
    WASHINGTON – A GOP senator from the nation's leading coal-producing state contends Democrats will increase energy costs and make the U.S. more dependent on foreign oil if they focus solely on alternative energy. In the party's weekly radio and Internet address Saturday, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said Republicans support a more comprehensive energy plan that would increase funding for energy research, develop U.S. oil and gas resources and promote clean coal and nuclear power. ... .. Barrasso said wind and solar only account for about 1 percent of U.S. electricity, far below what is needed to meet the nation's energy...
  • Sunday Perspective: The budget fix California needs

    04/19/2009 9:36:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 798+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/19/09 | Tom Campbell
    It took the greatest drop in state revenues since the Great Depression to crack it open, but California's dysfunctional budget process finally has been laid bare. Now the question is, how can we fix it permanently? That consideration should frame the way voters analyze the initiatives being offered on the May ballot. Time and again, California has committed to spending hikes during good times that it can't afford when the bad times eventually come. This cycle needs to be broken. If we had kept spending at the level of Gov. Gray Davis' first budget in 1999 (adjusted for inflation and...
  • Wind turbines could more than meet U.S. electricity needs, report says

    04/02/2009 11:50:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies · 2,264+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/2/09 | Jim Tankersley
    Reporting from Arlington, Va. -- Wind turbines off U.S. coastlines could potentially supply more than enough electricity to meet the nation's current demand, the Interior Department reported Thursday. Simply harnessing the wind in relatively shallow waters -- the most accessible and technically feasible sites for offshore turbines -- could produce at least 20% of the power demand for most coastal states, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said, unveiling a report by the Minerals Management Service that details the potential for oil, gas and renewable development on the outer continental shelf.
  • Program Addresses Wounded, Ill, Injured Servicemembers’ Needs

    11/20/2008 3:27:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 136+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lt. Jennifer Cragg, USN
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2008 – More than 1,900 wounded servicemen and women have benefited from their enrollment in a specialized health program to meet their unique needs during their rehabilitative process. “As we began seeing more wounded servicemembers returning to our region, we identified some unique needs that they faced as they went on about the business of healing,” Thomas Carrato, program officer for Health Net Federal Services, said in a Nov. 18 “Dot Mil Docs” interview on This specialized care program was created in early 2007 when officials at Tricare, the Defense Department’s health care program, recognized...