Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $49,912
56%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 56%!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!

Forum: News/Activism

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Regulating the Militia - The Second Amendment is about protecting ourselves from the state.

    12/28/2012 11:17:53 AM PST · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    NRO ^ | Kevin D. Williamson
    My friend Brett Joshpe has published an uncharacteristically soft-headed piece in the San Francisco Chronicle arguing that in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook, conservatives and Republicans should support what he calls “sensible” gun-control laws. It begins with a subtext of self-congratulation (“As a conservative and a Republican, I can no longer remain silent . . . Some will consider it heresy,” etc.), casts aspersions of intellectual dishonesty (arguments for preserving our traditional rights are “disingenuous”), advances into ex homine (noting he has family in Sandy Hook, as though that confers special status on his preferences), fundamentally misunderstands the argument for the...
  • Western Leaders Keep Silent on Afghanistan Murders

    12/28/2012 11:11:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | Diana West
    Early in 2012, I opened a column with this question: "Is there a single public official who is examining -- who cares about -- the murder spree by Afghan security forces against Western troops and security contractors in Afghanistan?" Nearly one year has passed, during which 62 Americans and other Westerners have been killed by Afghan forces "inside the wire." The president has yet to call for "meaningful change"; in fact, he has said nothing about it. The Congress has said nothing about it. During the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney said nothing about it. Such silence is a national disgrace,...
  • Rep. Tony Cornish: Schools need firearms

    12/28/2012 11:03:59 AM PST · by rhema · 10 replies
    Mpls Star Tribune ^ | 12/27/12 | TONY CORNISH
    As one of your state representatives, I back the National Rifle Association's proposal 100 percent, inasmuch as it calls for an armed guard of some type in every school. No. I'm not an NRA pawn, and I don't take a dime from them, directly or through other channels. It's interesting how some legislators speak to the public with what they think might be a popular response for the media. U.S. Rep. Tim Walz recently said he was shocked with the NRA's proposal to put an armed cop in each school, in what he thought would turn schools into "armed encampments."...
  • Happy New Year 2013

    12/28/2012 10:57:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 29, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON It's "Auld Lang Syne" time again. Robert Burns is credited with "collecting" the lyrics for the old Scottish drinking and dancing ballad that's become a traditional part of New Year's festivities. The most memorable verses "should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind" and the chorus, "for auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we'll take a cup o' kindness yet for auld lang syne" are often described as reminders of "the good old times" amid new beginnings. That's a tough task this year. Saying goodbye to 2012 won't be hard. But...
  • Q+A: Cody Wilson Of The Wiki Weapon Project On The 3-D Printed Future of Firearms

    12/28/2012 10:51:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 49 replies
    popsci.com ^ | 21 December, 2012 | Clay Dillow
    The Wiki Weapon project is an initiative undertaken by Defense Distributed, a non-profit headed by University of Texas law student Cody Wilson aimed at generating a freely-distributed, open source design for a 3-D printed firearm--an idea that has come under serious fire from proponents of increased gun control in the U.S., particularly in light of last weeks tragic shooting of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The idea behind the project--embraced by some, absolutely detested by others--is that technology will soon make regulating firearms virtually impossible. That is a very polarizing idea. But to say the...
  • Obama Orders Raise for Biden, Members of Congress, Federal Workers

    12/28/2012 10:45:48 AM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 12/28/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden. According to disclosure forms, Biden made a cool $225,521 last year. After the pay increase, he'll now make $231,900 per year. Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a little bump, as their annual salary will go from $174,000 to 174,900. Leadership in Congress, including the speaker of the House, will likewise get an increase.
  • Big Payday for Law Firm in Toyota Deal

    12/28/2012 10:41:31 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/26/12 | Mike Ramsey and Joe Palazzolo
    Hagens Berman LLP, the Seattle-based law firm that served as lead counsel in a class-action lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corp., stands to receive a big payday in a proposed $1.1 billion settlement with the Japanese auto maker. * * * Steve W. Berman, a managing partner in the firm, estimated fees of $200 million, about 18% of the total.
  • Kenya hospital imprisons new mothers with no money

    12/28/2012 10:36:02 AM PST · by redreno · 7 replies
    myfoxorlando ^ | 12/28/2012 | By Associated Press
    NAIROBI, Kenya - The director of the Pumwani Maternity Hospital, located in a hardscrabble neighborhood of downtown Nairobi, freely acknowledges that he detains mothers who can't pay their bills.
  • Feinstein's Gun Control Bill Will Trigger The Next American Revolution (Must read alert)

    12/28/2012 10:29:55 AM PST · by Zakeet
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 28, 2012 | Brandon Smith
    All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party - Mao Tse TungAfter a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military - William Burroughs Revolution? Yes, it all sounds rather extreme, but the cold hard reality of our era is not going to comfort us...
  • N.Y. special session on gun laws appears unlikely

    12/28/2012 10:29:54 AM PST · by neverdem
    The Ithaca Journal (N.Y.) | Dec 26, 2012 | Joseph Spector
    Here's the link.
  • Irans Ahmadinejad to Christians: Merry Christmas!

    12/28/2012 10:29:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 28, 2012 | Pete Winn
    Flouting the political correctness of many Western leaders this Christmas season, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wasn't afraid to say Merry Christmas. Ahmadinejad further wished happiness, health and success for all Christians around the globe, and expressed the hope that the whole world would witness administration of justice through solidarity of all divine religions, according to the semi-official news agency. Ahmadinejads expressed solidarity of all divine religions also does not appear to include Judaism or extend to the Jewish state of Israel.
  • Shocking moment motorist is ambushed and pistol-whipped by pair of masked robbers.

    12/28/2012 10:26:50 AM PST · by Mr Ramsbotham · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:29 EST, 28 December 2012 | Helen Collis
    This is the shocking moment two masked thugs brutally attacked a 62-year-old man with a gun moments after he arrived home. The footage shows how the man, who had just driven up to his house and parked his Range Rover, was punched to the floor before being repeatedly hit with the weapon.
  • Reagan's Last-Ditch Falklands Plea Revealed

    12/28/2012 10:11:00 AM PST · by the scotsman · 72 replies
    Sky News ^ | 28th December 2012 | Alistair Bunkall
    'Ronald Reagan issued a last-ditch appeal to Margaret Thatcher to abandon her campaign to retake the Falklands and to hand over the islands to international peacekeepers, according to official documents made public today. Files released by the National Archives at Kew, South West London, under the 30-year rule show that as British troops closed in on final victory, the US president made a late-night phone call to Mrs Thatcher urging her not to completely humiliate the Argentines. However, his request fell on deaf ears as a defiant Prime Minister insisted that she had not sent a British task force across...
  • REACHING OTHERS FOR THE COMING FIGHTS

    12/28/2012 9:49:44 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 17 replies
    Vanity | 12/28/2012 | Dick Bachert
    The lame-stream media is so far into the tank for the entire Obama Marxist agenda they havent been seen for 6 years. If youre still waiting for that call from PMSNBC to come over and lay some on-air facts on Chris Mr. Tingles Mathews fuggedaboutit. We who are old enough to remember what freedom is need to avail ourselves of other ways to reach what Limbaugh calls low information voters. I prefer a term recently used by another writer: Feral Adolescents. Nearly all the server based or PC based email software provide the opportunity to affix a Signature to personal...
  • Time for Some Common-Sense Publishing Controls

    12/28/2012 9:41:09 AM PST · by NonZeroSum · 9 replies
    PJMedia ^ | December 25th, 2012 | Rand Simberg
    There has been another mass shooting and a revival of the illogical attempts by the gun grabbers to pass legislation that would have done nothing to prevent it, but would punish law-abiding gun owners. One of their favorite arguments, no matter how often debunked, is that the Founders wouldnt have written the Second Amendment as they did had they anticipated anything beyond muskets. Heres a classic recent example from that brilliant British expert on American history, CNNs Piers Morgan, who seems to be projecting when he calls his debating partner an unbelievably stupid man, because he cant logically hold up...
  • Blackburn Target of Thursday Forum by "The Action" [Obama Cult Attacks Rs]

    12/28/2012 9:40:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Memphis Flyer ^ | 12/27/12 | Jackson Baker
    This one s off our beaten path literally. U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who used to represent...Memphis...[will face a protest].
  • Reports: Israel special forces operating in Syria

    12/28/2012 9:26:27 AM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    WND ^ | December 27, 2012 | Ryan Jones
    Air strike on WMD would require targeting groups to be on ground (Israel Today) Various Western, Arab and Israeli media reports have been claiming for over a month now that Israeli special forces are on the ground in Syria in an effort to keep tabs on its chemical weapons stockpile. Those reports mesh well with news that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited neighboring Jordan this week to discuss with King Abdullah a possible air strike on the bulk of Syrias weapons of mass destruction. Such an air strike would require targeting groups to be on the ground. On Thursday, Israeli...
  • Congressman blasts Obama's decision to 'arm' extremists

    12/28/2012 9:17:52 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    WND ^ | December 27, 2012 | John Griffing
    Calls decision to give Muslim Brotherhood F-16s as 'unwise' Congressman Ted Poe, R-Texas, says it is irresponsible for Barack Obama to be arming a country that may be aiming for the destruction of Israel with a shipment of 20 F-16 fighter jets. It is reckless and unwise for the U.S. to give F-16s to Egypt and its new president/dictator, controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, he told WND. This extremist group is notoriously anti-American and anti-Israel. The United States should not be arming a country ruled by a group that has the destruction of Israel in its charter. Poes comments fall...
  • Another innocent victim murdered in the subway; Cops hunt woman who shoved man to his death

    12/28/2012 9:15:20 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/27/12 | Matthew Lysiak
    A heavyset Hispanic woman seen by five witnesses pacing and mumbling to herself pushes a helpless man in front of an oncoming Flushing-bound No. 7 train in Queens. She was caught on tape while fleeing the crime scene: police. A MAN WAITING for an approaching No. 7 train in Queens died a gruesome death Thursday night when a young woman darted up behind the helpless straphanger and pushed him onto the tracks, police said. The unidentified victim was crushed by the first and second cars of the Flushing-bound train about 8 p.m, as his murderer hustled down the...
  • HAPPY NEW YEAR..

    12/28/2012 9:15:17 AM PST · by carlo3b · 28 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | 12/28/2012 | Carlo3b, Dad, Chef, Author
    HAPPY NEW YEAR! BYE, BYE, 2012... What happened? HELLO, 2013... Whats new? Our rear view mirror is crystal clear, and by looking through it we can clearly see what went wrong last year... This time of the year is a great time to take inventory and decide what we want to bring with us, and what we should be grateful to leave behind... Its up to us to decide if we want this to be a better year, if last year wasnt all that great... The New Year is the last chance to make the changes that can offer us...