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  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • Trump Speech - The Threat: Radical Islam And The Age Of Terror

    08/15/2016 2:46:39 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 80 replies ^ | Aug 15, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    Understanding The Threat: Radical Islam And The Age Of Terror Thank you. It is great to be with you this afternoon. Today we begin a conversation about how to Make America Safe Again. In the 20th Century, the United States defeated Fascism, Nazism, and Communism. Now, a different threat challenges our world: Radical Islamic Terrorism. This summer, there has been an ISIS attack launched outside the war zones of the Middle East every 84 hours. 1 2Here, in America, we have seen one brutal attack after another. 13 were murdered, and 38 wounded, in the assault on Ft. Hood. 3...
  • Prepper Thread

    08/04/2016 4:09:15 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 22 replies
    Myself | Aug 4, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greetings Everyone; I do hope everyone is doin fairly well. I do know & understand that I should be posting here more, but life gets in the way [a lot around here] Anyway, we have talked in the past about reading,reference & entertainment, when things get real ugly & bad out there. Well Providence has "smiled" upon me [again]. I have been fortunate to meet [on line for now] a Mr. Ron Foster. He is a "Prepper" novelist. He has written a lot of books about different aspects of prepping & dealing with disasters. This is from his Amazon page;...
  • Communist Goals cited in 1958

    06/06/2016 7:56:16 AM PDT · by DH · 10 replies
    Book: THE NAKED COMMUNIST ^ | 1958 | Cleon Skoussen
    Long Term Goals of the Communist Agenda In 1958, Cleon Skoussen, former FBI agent, revealed in his book, THE NAKED COMMUNIST, the long term goals of the communist agenda. This information is also contained not only in the Congressional Record (August 1963), but also in the Communist Manifesto itself. For the sake of brevity, only a few of those goals are listed here: 1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. 2. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the U.S. would be a demonstration of moral strength. 3. Permit free trade between all nations regardless...
  • Poli-sci: 101 The Real political spectrum

    02/11/2016 12:02:09 PM PST · by Torcert · 59 replies
    This is a short dissertation on the Real political spectrum, Each step of the way will be confirmed by the dictionary definitions of the various political ideologies and how they relate to the spectrum. In order to properly set it out in a logical manner we need to base it on the metric of governmental power since this should be the clearest method of distinguishing where the ideologies fall on the spectrum. 1. Government Control scale. For the sake of simplicity we will use a scale of %0 to %100 with zero for no governmental control and ranging up to...
  • Obama’s Radical ‘LGBT’ Legacy – An Immoral ‘Transformation’ of America

    01/15/2016 8:37:03 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 9 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 1/15/2016 | Peter Labarbera
    Note to AFTAH readers: the following is a list of President Barack Obama's homosexual-bisexual-transgender agenda "achievements," produced by Human Rights Campaign, the world's most powerful and well-funded LGBT lobby organization. [See the original HRC report on PDF HERE.] Even close followers of Obama's socially left agenda will be surprised by the magnitude of his LGBT record. We have bolded some of the more important Obama actions-note especially #28 and #33 in which Obama undermined the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), thus accelerating the legal momentum for legalized same-sex "marriage." ______________________ HRC reports: "Summary of President Obama's Commitment to LGBT...
  • Muslim Opinion Polls: A "Tiny Minority of Extremists"?

    12/12/2015 11:44:32 PM PST · by delacoert · 11 replies
    Have you heard that Islam is a peaceful religion because most Muslims live peacefully and only a "tiny minority of extremists" practice violence?  That's like saying that White supremacy must be perfectly fine since only a tiny minority of racists hurt anyone.  Neither does it explain why religious violence is largely endemic to Islam, despite the tremendous persecution of religious minorities in Muslim countries. In truth, even a tiny minority of "1%" of Muslims worldwide translates to 15 million believers - which is hardly an insignificant number.  However, the "minority" of Muslims who approve of terrorists, their goals, or their...

    10/25/2015 12:30:17 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 17 replies
    The terms and names underlined are defined. Use hover to check. All definitions obtained from additional Internet sources. This is yet another copy of the Constitution but displayed IMO in a form easier to read and understand. Using simple HTML code I've found that by spreading out the text I can better understand. That means displaying the exact text in outline form. The "real" meaning nowadays of course is in the Court decisions.

    10/25/2015 12:13:34 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 10 replies
    Some terms and names are defined. Most are underlined use hover to check. All definitions obtained from additional Internet sources. This is yet another copy of the Amendments but displayed IMO in a form easier to read and understand. Using simple HTML code I've found that by spreading out the text I can better understand. That means displaying the exact text in outline form. The "real" meaning nowadays of course is in the Court decisions.
  • Great website for knowing where politicians stand on nearly every issue (voting rec, etc)

    09/25/2015 7:01:30 PM PDT · by ETL · 27 replies
    From their About page: "Our mission is to provide non-partisan information for voters in the Presidential election, so that votes can be based on issues rather than on personalities and popularity. We get our information daily from newspapers, speeches, press releases, and the Internet -- it is a labor-intensive process that requires countless volunteer hours."

    03/27/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Undated | Steve Baldwin
    Much has been written about Obama’s controversial appointments, not only to the federal bench, but to key cabinet positions, as well as to the unaccountable (and probably unconstitutional) “Czar” positions. Much of the criticism has dwelled on the Obama administration’s lack of vetting when filling these rolls—but that’s not the issue. To the contrary, the Obama team did investigate thoroughly and they choose precisely. When an administration repeatedly nominates hard-left individuals, it’s not a vetting error—it’s a pattern. We should not allow the media to portray these appointments as a series of errors; but rather, we need to realize that...
  • Volcanos of the World: A - Z

    08/09/2014 11:16:59 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 6 replies
    Volcano Discovery ^ | Unknown | Staff
    Alphabetical List of All The Volcanos in The World
  • Tools to secure your Android phone

    12/14/2013 5:53:34 PM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Time of India ^ | Dec 15, 2013 | Javed Anwer
    Did you know that Android - version 2.2 and later - comes with a feature that lets you track and manage your mobile device? Look for Google Settings among all the apps on your handset. It is denoted by a grey icon with a lower case 'g' and a gear symbol. Tap on the app, and choose the last option which reads 'Android Device Manager' . From here, you can activate features that will locate your device in case it is lost or misplaced, and you can also remotely lock and factory reset your handset. After you've checked these options...
  • Guns and Self-Defense by Gary Kleck, Ph.D.

    07/13/2013 6:12:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 1997 | Gary Kleck
    At least 12 national and 3 state-wide surveys have asked probability samples of the general adult population about defensive gun use. The surveys differ in many important respects. The two most sophisticated national surveys are the National Self-Defense Survey done by Marc Gertz and myself in 1995 and a smaller scale survey done by the Police Foundation in 1996. The National Self-Defense Survey was the first survey specifically designed to estimate the frequency of defensive gun uses. It asked all respondents about both their own uses and those of other household members, inquired about all gun types, excluded uses against...
  • The Sad, Strange, and Ineffective Story of the Canadian Firearms Registry

    05/08/2013 9:29:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 2 May, 2013 | James Swan
    The recent mass shootings in Connecticut and Colorado have stirred considerable discussion and action about gun laws, as well as boosting firearms sales. A rush to action is often not the wisest move on such a complex subject, for as criminologist Dr. Gary Mauser of Vancouver, British Columbia observes, “gun laws are typically passed during periods of fear and/or political instability,” which leads to “the slippery slope of gun control,” which is based on emotional reactions rather than solid research.Dr. Mauser holds joint U.S. and Canadian citizenship and has taught at Simon Fraser for some 35 years. He has lectured...
  • Compendium of State Pro-Gun Activity

    01/18/2013 3:07:55 PM PST · by ArrogantBustard · 23 replies
    This is intended as an ongoing collection of links to State or Local acts of resistance to Federal Gun Bans. It is intended to include statements from Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, Attorneys General, Governors, etc. as well as proposed legislation.'s Corner: Gun Control (Kimball County, Nebraska)Oklahoma Threatens Five Years Imprisonment for Federal Gun GrabbersChris Christie Slams ‘Reprehensible’ NRA For ‘Dragging People’s Children’ Into Gun Cont. Debate(Vid) (NOTE: Anti-gun garbage from Chris Christie.)Oklahoma anti-gun control law to jail federal gun controllers for 5 yearsVA liberal Dem delegate Joe Morrisey waves an AK 47 on the VA House floor (Antigun democRat jackass in...
  • Need Help Furthering My Education(Vanity)

    12/11/2012 12:40:02 PM PST · by Genflag · 91 replies
    Vanity | Me
    So I work a job at night that's very repetitive, and I'm allowed to listen to music. I've found though i don't have the time for reading that I used to, and that I'd rather spend my time listening to audiobooks while working, then music to help keep my mind from dying a slow death from disuse. Which leads me here, what better group of people to come to for help finding books that will further my knowledge of both fiction and non-fiction, then everyone at Free Republic? I'm looking for any good non-fiction audiobooks on history, science, philosophy, medicine,...
  • The Case of the Disappearing Black Voter

    "...During those eight weeks, canvassers were able to successfully find and interact with only 31 percent of their targets. Twice that number were confirmed to no longer live at the address on file — either because a structure was abandoned or condemned, or if a current resident reported that the targeted voter no longer lived there. Based on those results, the New Organizing Institute, a Washington-based best-practices lab for lefty field operations, extrapolated that nearly 160,000 African-American voters in Milwaukee were no longer reachable at their last documented address —"That scraps any traditional GOTV planning — if six in ten...
  • Online Media Will Star at the Conventions (No TV needed)

    08/24/2012 11:36:38 AM PDT · by deks · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 19, 2012 | Keach Hagey
    Networks to Keep TV Broadcasts Slim, But Plan Gavel-to-Gavel Web Streams --- Political conventions, long the ultimate made-for-TV presentation, this year are coming of age as digital-media events—highlighting the decline of network television coverage of the gatherings. --- When Republicans convene next week in Tampa, Fla., and Democrats the week after in Charlotte, N.C., major broadcast networks will use the Internet to provide the kind of extensive coverage they long ago abandoned on their airwaves. ---
  • U.S. does not believe Iran is trying to build nuclear bomb

    02/24/2012 7:35:14 AM PST · by gandalftb · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 23, 2012 | Ken Dilanian
    U.S. intelligence agencies don't believe Iran is actively trying to build an atomic bomb. A highly classified U.S. intelligence assessment circulated to policymakers early last year largely affirms that view, originally made in 2007. Both reports, known as national intelligence estimates, conclude that Tehran halted efforts to develop and build a nuclear warhead in 2003. The most recent report, which represents the consensus of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies, indicates that Iran is pursuing research that could put it in a position to build a weapon, but that it has not sought to do so. Senior U.S. officials say Israel does...
  • Rant of All Time

    05/16/2011 8:06:08 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 23 replies
    a friend | Unknown | Unknown
    This is just about the best rant I have ever come across. I thought some FReepers might want to keep a copy with them as inspiration. ----------- You swine. You vulgar little maggot. Don’t you know that you are pathetic? You worthless bag of filth. As we say in Texas, I’ll bet you couldn’t pour piss out of a boot with instructions on the heel. You are a canker. A sore that won’t go away. I would rather kiss a lawyer than be seen with you. You are a fiend and a coward, and you have bad breath. You are...
  • Obama Has Lost The World

    12/26/2010 10:44:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies · 18+ views
    Eurasia Review ^ | December 26, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield
    After the 2010 elections, it’s not exactly news that Obama has lost America. But in a less public referendum, he also lost the world. Obama’s cocktail party tour of the world’s capitals may look impressive on a map, but is irrelevant on a policy level. In less than two years, the White House has gone from being the center of world leadership to being irrelevant, from protecting world freedom to serving as a global party planning committee. Even the Bush Administration’s harshest critics could never have credibly claimed that George W. Bush was irrelevant. He might have been hated, pilloried...
  • Lessons from Life and Other Potpourri (Personal)

    06/08/2010 9:14:16 PM PDT · by Joya · 189 replies · 78+ views
    Joya's Notebook | June 8, 2010 | Various
    1. Take a 10-30 minute walk everyday. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant. 2. Sit in silence for at least ten minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life. Buy a lock if you have to. 3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today. I am thankful for______________' 4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. 5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon,...
  • RICK SCOTT VS. ALEX SINK ON THE ISSUES: Health Care, Taxes, Abortion (Voter Guide -Florida Governor)

    10/28/2010 8:15:33 PM PDT · by FactReal · 22 replies
    FactReal ^ | 10/28/2010 | FactReal
  • Long list of Congressman who were members of the Democratic Socialist of America in 2009

    08/13/2010 2:00:39 PM PDT · by jdirt · 24 replies
    DSA ^ | 10/1/09 | DSA
    Via the DSA: WHO ARE THE SOCIALIST IN ELECTED OFFICE TODAY: Q: How many members of the U.S. Congress are also members of the DSA? A: Seventy Q: How many of the DSA members sit on the Judiciary Committee? A: Eleven: John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez, Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there are 23 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almost half, are now members of the DSA]. Q: Who are these members of 111th Congress? A: See the listing below...
  • Morici: Friday's Jobs Report: Outlook Darkens for Economy, Obama

    08/04/2010 11:31:16 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | Aug. 4, 2010 | Peter Morici
    Friday, forecasters expect the Labor Department to report the economy shed 70 thousand jobs in July and unemployment rose to 9.6 percent. The massive permanent expansion in federal spending and regulatory oversight built into President Obama's budget is discouraging private hiring by raising fears of higher taxes and regulation. The president's moratorium on deep water drilling, though popular with environmental fundamentalists, kills jobs two ways-directly, by laying off workers in the oil and gas industry and indirectly, by sending too many consumer dollars abroad that could be spent here.
  • Looking for a good online commentary on Luke (vanity)

    02/13/2010 12:59:38 PM PST · by NonValueAdded · 27 replies · 356+ views
    Feb 13, 2010 | NonValueAdded
    Dear FRiends, I am looking for recommendations for a good online commentary on the Gospel of Luke.
  • FReeper in need of help (vanity)

    01/21/2010 12:31:27 PM PST · by camerongood210 · 18 replies · 763+ views
    1/21/10 | Cameron Good
    Fellow FReepers, I'm in need of a little help. I've been in an on-going debate with a family member who is an avid supporter of Obamacare. Earlier today I sent her a link to the story of the UFC fighter who equated the Canadian healthcare system to that of a third-world country. She replied with the usual lib-trash. I've gotten all that taken care of (in the debate sense of things), but I was wondering if some fellow had some numbers showing the approval ratings of the healthcare system in MA. Thanks in advance
  • The Constitutional Crisis and the Security Crisis - On detainees, either ignore the judges...

    01/04/2010 11:42:53 AM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 505+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 04, 2010 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    January 04, 2010, 4:00 a.m. The Constitutional Crisis and the Security CrisisOn detainees, either ignore the judges or rein them in. By Andrew C. McCarthy ‘We do not want a situation where the executive is defying the courts,” a senior Obama administration official told the Washington Post. The spokesman was rationalizing the administration’s release of jihadist detainees, who are returning to the jihad and targeting Americans. Such defiance, said the official, would be “a recipe for a constitutional crisis.” Evidently, the president doesn’t appreciate that we already have a constitutional crisis. The administration claims that it simply had to...
  • Generation Cynical

    11/06/2009 6:44:36 AM PST · by bs9021 · 6 replies · 461+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 6, 2009 | Sarah Carlsruh
    Generation Cynical Sarah Carlsruh, November 6, 2009 “Cynicism exists. It’s toxic,” said Michael Josephson at an October 29th presentation on “High School Character” at the National Press Club. Josephson is president of the Josephson Institute of Ethics (JIE), which recently released its study on the link between high school attitudes and subsequent adult conduct. In its study, the Institute found that “younger generations are significantly more likely to engage in all forms of dishonest conduct than those who are older.” This raises the question, is the study measuring the increasing moral degradation of society or simply the fact that older...
  • The Holy Bible (multiple translations, links on 1 page)

    02/16/2009 8:50:27 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies · 779+ views ^ | February 16, 2009 | Vanity
    This is a great reference source for Bible study and general online reading. Links to all Books and Chapters are on one page which makes this very helpful. Also there are audios of a number of translations. Here are links to some of the more popular and reliable English language translations. 1. New International Version - 2. New American Standard Bible - 3. New King James - 4. Amplified Bible - 5. Holman Christian Standard Bible - 6. King James Version -
  • Google is broken / hacked -- all links are marked unsafe

    01/31/2009 6:48:02 AM PST · by dayglored · 139 replies · 6,273+ views
    Google Search ^ | 1/30/2009 | (none)
    Every result from Google for the past few minutes has been marked unsafe ("This site may harm your computer."), and you can't click through on them.
  • Website maps surnames worldwide

    08/31/2008 1:51:09 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 12 replies · 569+ views
    BBC News ^ | August 31, 2008
    A website which maps global surnames has been launched to help people find the origins of their name and how far it may have spread. The Public Profiler site plots eight million last names using data from electoral rolls and phone directories. The site covers 300 million people in 26 countries, showing the origins of names and where families have moved to. David Beckham, for example, has an English name, but there are more Beckhams in the US than Britain. But the region of the world with the highest concentration of people called Beckham was even further from the footballer's...
  • Wars of Ideas and THE War of Ideas [FREE book]

    06/27/2008 8:50:07 PM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 3 replies · 142+ views
    Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College ^ | June 12, 2008 | Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II
    Wars of Ideas and THE War of Ideas Authored by Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II. Added June 12, 2008 Type: Monograph 62 Pages   Cost: Free The author discusses several types of wars of ideas in an effort to achieve a better understanding of what wars of ideas are. That knowledge, in turn, can help inform strategy. It is important to note, for instance, that because ideas are interpreted subjectively, it is not likely that opposing parties will "win" each other over by means of an ideational campaign alone. Hence, physical events, whether intended or incidental, typically play determining...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Free Electronic Bible Resources for Catholics

    04/23/2008 8:50:09 AM PDT · by Petronski · 40 replies · 1,320+ views
    Some of you may be aware of my recent thread about Bible translation preferences. On that thread that I was introduced to a freeware Bible study program called eSword. It is available here at no cost (Windows only). It comes with the King James Version and Strongs built in, but seems to be unbelievably expandable.For instance, I have added to mine: The Douay-Rheims Challoner BibleHaydock's Commentaries (in a rough "0.2" work-in-progress form)The Catholic Encyclopedia of 1899The Catechism of the Catholic ChurchThe Baltimore CatechismSumma Theologicae...and probably is still more out there that I've yet to find. I'm focusing on public domain...
  • Moderate power firearms (Shooting/Firearms legend Ayoob advises "Everything in moderation")

    03/26/2008 12:05:56 AM PDT · by Stoat · 28 replies · 627+ views
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | March 2008 | Massad Ayoob
    Moderate power firearms By Massad Ayoob Robert Ruark, the great American writer of the mid-Twentieth Century, was also a big game hunter. One of his most popular books, written on the latter topic, was titled Use Enough Gun. That has proven over the decades to be really good advice. That said, there are also a lot of people who use "too much gun." One of the last century's top authorities on guns and hunting was Jack O'Connor, a contemporary of Ruark's. O'Connor was an advocate of medium-powered hunting rifles: the .30-06 Springfield, the 7mm Mauser (also known as 7X57mm),...
  • How to get a human

    08/07/2007 7:39:02 PM PDT · by gondramB · 11 replies · 693+ views
    I came across this today. A web site that helps you get through phone menus and get to a human. The "F"'s are their grades.
  • Homeschooling Gifted Kids

    06/24/2007 4:52:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 380+ views
    Bella Online ^ | June 2007 | Lorel Shea
    A growing number of families are homeschooling. Many of these are doing so in order to accommodate their advanced and gifted learners. The advent of the Internet has made homeschool support and information readily available. People in cities, suburbs, and rural areas can access the same online bulletin boards, courses, and web sites. Though some parents spend a small fortune on home education, it can also be done on a very modest budget. Some families take great pride in making the most of their library cards and buying gently used textbooks, joining educational co-ops, or bartering for tutoring services. Why...
  • The Right Stuff: A review of "American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia"

    11/10/2006 4:59:18 PM PST · by Stoat · 11 replies · 494+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | November 9, 2006 | Elihu Grant
    The Right Stuff By Elihu GrantPosted November 9, 2006 A review of American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia edited by Bruce Frohnen, Jeremy Beer, and Jeffrey O. NelsonIf you need to find out in a hurry?and who knows when such a need might arise??what year Walter Berns was born (1919) or how many condensed editions of The Road to Serfdom were distributed by the Book-of-the-Month Club at the end of World War II (600,000), you will readily find the answers in this indispensable new collection of data about the American conservative movement, published by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and edited by...
  • The Truth about Bill Clinton and Terrorism (FR Compilation Thread)

    09/08/2006 9:58:02 AM PDT · by Howlin · 155 replies · 5,305+ views
    Free Republic ^ | September 8, 2006 | Various Sources
    Lopez: In sum, how many times did Bill Clinton lose bin Laden?Miniter: Here's a rundown. The Clinton administration:1. Did not follow-up on the attempted bombing of Aden marines in Yemen.2. Shut the CIA out of the 1993 WTC bombing investigation, hamstringing their effort to capture bin Laden.3. Had Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, a key bin Laden lieutenant, slip through their fingers in Qatar.4. Did not militarily react to the al Qaeda bombing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.5. Did not accept the Sudanese offer to turn bin Laden.6. Did not follow-up on another offer from Sudan through a private back channel.7. Objected to...
  • The Google generation (Decline of research at the Library)

    06/11/2006 8:07:04 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 74 replies · 1,189+ views
    Portland Press Herald ^ | June 11, 2006 | BETH QUIMBY
    Last year children's librarian Debby At- well put a new set of encyclopedias on the shelf at Thomaston Public Library. A year later, it has yet to be touched. "I have never seen an encyclopedia lifted from the stacks," Atwell said. Librarians across the state report the millennials, the generation born roughly between 1980 and 2000, are not using libraries the way past generations did. Reference materials are gathering dust on the shelves of libraries everywhere. Reference librarians are being reassigned to other tasks, and library directors are pondering the future role of the traditional lending library. The trend has...
  • (Vanity) Corrected Political Limerick 03-26-2006

    03/26/2006 8:43:00 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 1 replies · 322+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 03-26-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. The Feds are now set to announce on Cross-border drugs they will pounce not drugs from seńors but those for seniors will Viagra get street-sold by the ounce?
  • See whats happening globally..........

    02/13/2006 7:38:00 PM PST · by diverteach · 15 replies · 412+ views
    See whats happening globally every 24 hours, looking at just ONE single webpage.
  • Chaplain Ends Fast, Continues Call for Religious Freedom in Military

    01/11/2006 7:42:14 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 2 replies · 262+ views
    AgapePress ^ | January 10, 2006 | By Chad Groening and Jenni Parker
    (AgapePress) - A Navy chaplain says God answered his prayers this weekend when his superior officers permitted him to wear his uniform while publicly praying in a manner in accordance with his Christian faith. For 18 days Lieutenant Gordon James Klingenschmitt conducted a hunger strike to protest the U.S. Navy's policy of not permitting Christian chaplains to pray in the name of Jesus in public. Klingenschmitt had been stripped of uniform and faced the possible termination of his 14-year military career, partly because he has defied military policy by continuing to pray publicly in the name of Jesus. On December...
  • The United States Court of Appeals Composition

    01/16/2006 10:00:52 PM PST · by DuckFan4ever · 5 replies · 337+ views | 1-16-05 | DuckFan4ever
    Make up of the 13 federal appellate courts. There are currently 15 vacancies on the 11 numbered appellate courts plus the DC Circuit and the Federal Circuit. There are no vacancies on the First, Second, Seventh, Eighth, Eleventh, and Federal circuits. The Ninth has 4 vacancies, the DC circuit has 3, and with Judge Alito's promotion the 3rd circuit has 3. Of the 179 active judge positions, 60 have been appointed by Bill Clinton(33%). GW Bush has appointed 22%(39), Reagan 17%(30), GHW Bush 16%(28), Carter 3%(6), Nixon 0.5%(1). 8%(15) of the seats are vacant, with 3 nominations pending(Saad, Myers, and...
  • Did Saddam Hussein Account for the VX known to have been Produced? No.

    11/19/2005 10:57:40 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 18 replies · 848+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11-18-2005 | Daniel McKivergan
    Iraq admitted in 1995 that it had produced nearly four tons of VX, but UN inspectors believed Saddam had imported 600 tons of VX precursors -- enough to produce 200 tons of the nerve agent. VX was clearly important to the regime. According to UNMOVIC’s March 6, 2003 report, [i]n a top secret letter, written in 1987 by the Director-General of Al Muthanna [a large chemical weapons production and storage facility near Baghdad] to senior government officials, the importance of the agent to Iraq was recognized. In the letter, VX was compared to a nuclear weapon: “two tons carried by...
  • Wanted: Good web site or book to get non-PC History

    11/16/2005 6:19:48 PM PST · by Joe Republc · 68 replies · 1,314+ views
    I have to admit that although I'm an avid reader of current events, I have *not* been a good student of history. What I'd love to read now is History regarding Western Civilization and history on the United States. While I'm not particularly looking for a 'conversative' history per se, I am most definitely want to avoid PC history or revisionist history. (BTW, I remember years ago reading a revisionist history book on the U.S., slamming Christopher Columbus, Washington, and Jefferson. My naive, pre-FReeper days in the '80s!!) I'm cheap and enjoy reading things off the web, so a good...
  • Researchers: What are your favorite research sites?

    12/07/2001 6:37:18 PM PST · by Bump in the night · 157 replies · 6,385+ views
    Bump in the night | December 7, 2001 | Bump in the night
    Okay fellow FReeper Researchers! I love doing research here on FreeRepublic. But I am always in search of new Research sites. So… Here are some of the sites I use when I am researching. What are your favorite research sites? Black Book Online: Bankruptcies, reverse look-ups, phone directories, real estate, businesses, death records, criminal records, sex offenders, state records, federal records, non-profits, aviation, vessels. Global Environmental Policy Research Tools: General information on using the internet for environmental research (including other collections of web resources), International governmental collaboration (treaties, international organizations, ...), Nongovernmental organizations, Information on National Governments (sorted by region), ...
  • Laodiceans [Panel of Reference]

    05/18/2005 11:59:53 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 242+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 5/17/2005 | Christopher Johnson
    Pete Carnley lets the cat out of the bag: With its composition still in the planning stage, the Panel of Reference envisioned by the primates will help people deal “eye-to-eye,” rather than through the media, according to its chairman, the Most Rev. Peter F. Carnley. “That’s been one of the problems of our Communion over the last decade or so,” Archbishop Carnley said. “We’ve been communicating to each other by talking about one another through the media rather than speaking with one another. I see mediation in those terms: encouraging conversation.” Anglicans are going to solve all their problems by...
  • CIA World Factbook 2005 Now Available (Wonderful reference)

    04/30/2005 8:13:13 AM PDT · by Cornpone · 9 replies · 1,359+ views
    CIA ^ | 28 April 2005 | CIA
    The World Factbook 2005 is now available on the Central Intelligence Agency Web site CIA). The World Factbook remains the CIA's most widely disseminated and most popular product, now averaging more than 6 million visits each month. In addition, tens of thousands of government, commercial, academic, and other Web sites link to or replicate the online version of the Factbook. Although this reference site provides information as of 1 January 2005, it will be updated biweekly throughout the year to provide wide-ranging and hard-to-locate information about the background, geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for countries...