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  • Many in Slovenia yearn for old Yugoslavia

    12/29/2007 2:17:31 PM PST · by joan · 37 replies · 221+ views ^ | December 29, 2007 | Bruno Waterfield
    As Slovenia prepares to take on the presidency of the European Union growing numbers of Slovenes are yearning for the old Yugoslavia. The phenomenon of Jugonostalgija has come to Slovenia despite the country's successful entry to the euro, the first of the new EU countries to join, and after 17 years of independence. Slovenia is hailed as a great Balkan success story and a glowing EU example for the other countries of the former Communist Yugoslavia that collapsed amid civil war in the 1990s. But many Slovenes look back longingly with "Yugo-nostalgia" to the days before EU membership. Marco Sporar,...
  • Baby Boomers Driving Profits in the Classic Car Industry

    12/15/2007 3:32:37 PM PST · by Daffynition · 10 replies · 58+ views
    FoxBusiness ^ | Dec. 14 2007 | Kathryn Elizabeth Tuggle
    NEW YORK -- For many baby boomers, the purr of a vintage hot rod’s engine is music to the ears. And for those who are auto restorers and investors, it also sounds like money in the bank. Today, the collector-car industry is worth an estimated $20 billion per year, according to Kelley Blue Book (KBB). With aging baby boomers fueling the market for beloved convertibles and muscle cars, the industry has grown at a rate of 20% over the past five years -- a rate that KBB expects to continue for the next 10. The finite supply of cars in...
  • When Life Was In Black and White

    12/11/2007 7:45:53 PM PST · by yorkie · 26 replies · 105+ views
    Email ^ | December 11, 2007
    Sit in your favorite chair, pour yourself your favorite beverage, put your feet up, turn your speakers on, and relive.....just a little bit of the past. Dang! With all the news these days, I wish we could go back. Don't you?
  • Putin Party Scores landslide Win in Russian Election

    12/02/2007 11:35:34 AM PST · by america4vr · 62 replies · 226+ views
    AFP via yahoo News ^ | December 2, 2007 | Sebastian Smith
    President Vladimir Putin's party won a huge majority in Russian parliamentary elections Sunday tainted by fraud allegations, early results showed, paving the way for the Kremlin leader to retain power after leaving office. The United Russia Party won 62.3 percent of the vote, according to official results with 12 percent of the ballots counted and with opposition complaints mounting. United Russia and its allies, A Just Russia and the Liberal Democratic Party would enter the State Duma with a collective 86.3 percent of the vote, according to an exit poll by the All-Russian Centre for the Study of Public Opinion....
  • Happy Broderick Crawford day

    10/04/2007 6:59:45 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 27 replies · 969+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 10-4-2007 | NonValueAdded
    Happy Broderick Crawford day, fellow FReepers. Here's a chance to show your age.
  • Communist nostalgia

    07/01/2007 4:40:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 532+ views
    Reuters ^ | 29 Jun 2007 | Madeline Chambers
    BERLIN (Reuters Life!) - Visitors to the German capital who are disappointed by the scant remains of the Berlin Wall can get a taste of the old days at a new communist-style hotel which revives the atmosphere of East Germany. In a multi-storey concrete block near the city's eastern train station, former communist leader Erich Honecker, wearing his trademark thick black glasses, stares down at guests from the walls of each of the 39 rooms. Garish orange patterned curtains and retro brown sofas clash with lime green walls. Plastic plants and old-style lamps stand by windows overlooking more concrete blocks...
  • A Tiresome Blast for the Past (Dean Barnett on Peggy Noonan)

    04/23/2007 9:16:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies · 1,294+ views
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | April 23, 2007 | Dean Barnett
    ...Let me start by paying appropriate homage to Peggy Noonan. She’s a gifted wordsmith, and when she’s got her mojo working, she’s something to behold. But Peggy also has a grating tendency to lapse into a nostalgist’s fondness for an idealized yesterday that never actually existed. Too often she dines out on an “ice cream cones were bigger then” shtick that is both inaccurate and irritating...
  • US Seeks Better Relationship With Mexico

    03/15/2007 8:27:03 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 18 replies · 446+ views
    Financial Times ^ | August 13, 1986
    he US and Mexico are hoping to put recent strains in their relations behind them, and concentrate on common objectives, in talks between President Ronald Reagan and Mr Miguel de la Madrid, the Mexican President, at the White House today. US officials say that the meeting, the fifth between the two presidents, will focus on Mexico's economic problems and the war against drugs, demoting Mr Reagan's contentious policy towards Central America to at most a side issue. In preparation for the visit, the Reagan Administration has been making a concerted effort to be nicer to Mexico after a period of...
  • If you love America, you will love this website.

    02/14/2007 6:00:32 AM PST · by Eagles Talon IV · 23 replies · 1,652+ views
    I believe this is the finest website of it's kind I have ever seen. It will make you laugh, cry, get angry and feel proud of our magnificent country. It is a very large site and will take time to fully explore but PLEASE take the time, even if you do so over many days. I believe every educational institution in America should have this available to their students (ok, I know, it's just a thought).
  • The Official Friday Silliness Thread Salutes Nostalgia

    11/17/2006 1:20:37 AM PST · by sully777 · 502 replies · 7,486+ views ^ | November 17, 2006 | Sully777
    NOSTALGIA (Noun) Nostalgia a longing for something past; homesickness (a longing to return home) (Adjective) Nostalgic [Related to: nostalgia] unhappy at being away and longing for familiar things or person.
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....09-19-06....Do You Remember?

    09/18/2006 10:29:02 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 226 replies · 1,753+ views
    DollyCali and all of the Finest AT the Finest | September 19, 2006 | DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • A Cold, Commercial World

    07/26/2006 8:43:40 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 3 replies · 210+ views
    New Oxford Review ^ | June 2006 | Mitchell Kalpakgian
    I remember living without a car. I remember weekly trips to the library. I remember Sunday visits: You did not have to call or await an invitation. I remember life without Little League and without a Recreation Office. I remember real neighborhoods. I remember stay-at-home mothers. I remember the innocence of movies. In Milford, Massachusetts, in the 1940s, I remember my mother walking from our home to my father's locksmith shop to bring him a hot meal for lunch. I was about three or four years old and walked by my mother's side as she pushed a baby carriage for...
  • Actress June Allyson Dies At 88

    07/10/2006 2:45:35 PM PDT · by lunarbicep · 112 replies · 3,917+ views ^ | July 10, 2006 | Bob Thomas
    June Allyson, the sunny, cracked-voiced "perfect wife" of James Stewart, Van Johnson and other movie heroes, has died, her daughter Pamela Allyson Powell said Monday. She was 88. Allyson died Saturday at her home in Ojai, with her husband of nearly 30 years, David Ashrow, at her side, Powell said in a telephone interview. She died of pulmonary respiratory failure and acute bronchitis after a long illness, Powell said. During World War II, American GIs pinned up photos of Rita Hayworth and Betty Grable, but June Allyson was the girl they wanted to come home to. Petite, blonde and alive...
  • Gone With The Wind (column by George Will)

    06/25/2006 9:55:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 188 replies · 3,591+ views ^ | June 25, 2006 | George Will
    Confined to her bed in Atlanta by a broken ankle and arthritis, she was given a stack of blank paper by her husband, who said, "Write a book." Did she ever. The novel's first title became its last words, "Tomorrow is another day," and at first she named the protagonist Pansy. But Pansy became Scarlett, and the title of the book published 70 years ago this week became "Gone With the Wind." You might think that John Steinbeck, not Margaret Mitchell, was the emblematic novelist of the 1930s, and that the publishing event in American fiction in that difficult decade...
  • June 6, 1933: First "drive-in" opens

    06/06/2006 8:42:20 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 3 replies · 191+ views
    History Channel ^ | June 6, 2006 | anon
    June 6, 1933: First "drive-in" opens Richard Hollingshead opened the first drive-in movie theater in Camden, New Jersey. Hollingshead was the sales manager for Whiz Auto Products in Camden when he came up with the idea for the drive-in. He acted on the notion that few Americans at that time would give up the pleasure of going to the movies, had they the chance. In 1933, though, moviegoing wasn't a family event, as few couples felt comfortable bringing their kids to the theater. Going to the movies involved getting dressed up, finding a babysitter, and driving down to a...
  • Hip to Be Square: Why Young Buyers Covet 'Grandpa' Cars

    05/10/2006 4:48:01 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 248 replies · 9,620+ views
    WSJ ^ | 05/09/2006 | By JENNIFER SARANOW
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Jabari Bryant didn't go to a car dealership to buy his new car last fall. The 28-year-old went to a retirement community in Tybee Island, Ga., where for $2,000 he bought a navy blue 1988 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Brougham from a man who was "at least 83." The seller said "his eyesight was going and he had no use for the car," recalls Mr. Bryant, an automobile glass installer from Savannah. Young people today don't want their father's Oldsmobile -- they want their grandfather's. Some of the hippest wheels for under-30 drivers today are models commonly identified...
  • The Wal-Martification of America

    01/30/2006 10:19:44 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 154 replies · 2,370+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 01/30/2006 | Leonard Pitts
    The Wal-Martification of AmericaI don't expect you to shed any tears about Aron's closing. Unless you grew up in L.A. as I did, you've probably never even heard of it. Aron's was this used record and CD store that I discovered 30 years ago. It was a quirky place, an audiophile heaven where there was never any telling what offbeat treasure you might find. More to the point, it was “my” place, a store where I spent endless hours browsing for rarities and oddities you could never find elsewhere. To this day, no trip back to L.A. is complete without...
  • To all those born in the 30's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's...

    01/18/2006 11:36:08 AM PST · by HHKrepublican_2 · 36 replies · 684+ views
    Email recieved
    First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paints. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking. As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm...
  • Showstopper: Lamborghini Pulls Wraps Off Retro Miura Concept (Detroit's North American Auto Show)

    01/13/2006 9:58:09 AM PST · by sully777 · 80 replies · 2,355+ views ^ | Date posted: 01-06-2006
    LOS ANGELES — Lamborghini introduced the retro Miura concept, which hews closely to the celebrated 1966 original version, on Thursday at the Los Angeles auto show. In a statement, Automobili Lamborghini said the new concept is "strictly a concept, with no firm date set for its production launch." However, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann recently told Car magazine: "We are not yet talking about production. But every project has its meaning." The Miura concept is a landmark vehicle and the first Lamborghini to be designed by Walter de'Silva, head of design at the Audi Group. The company said de'Silva aimed at...
  • Russians feel nostalgic when it comes to the USSR (Pravda)

    12/01/2005 10:17:07 AM PST · by M. Espinola · 9 replies · 4,931+ views
    Pravda ^ | 11/30/2005 | Vasily Reznichenko
    Russian population is accostumed to being guided by the leader's ruling firm hand Soviet flag. Recent sociological research shows that Russian population feels more and more nostalgic about the Soviet past. However, by full-fledged socialism they mean not a political regime but rather a system that presupposes government's responsibility to provide decent life to the citizens. Getting rid of the communist past is not about rewriting history textbooks and changing the names of the streets. Confusion in people's heads caused by galloping capitalization still impedes them from using their suddenly acquired rights and performing their new civil responsibilities efficiently. The...