Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $54,770
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 62%!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!

Keyword: socks

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Pays Tribute to Islam With His Feet

    06/26/2017 12:06:37 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/17 | Judi McLeod
    In short the 45-year-old Canadian Prime Minister should grow up, ditch the Selfies and get real. Proving that socks really are for puppets, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his as a kind of Islamic flag worn on the feet at yesterday’s Gay Pride parade in Toronto. The Ramadan socks Trudeau sported, with his official photographer in tow, promote a so-called ‘religion’ that cavalierly throws gays to their deaths from the tops of tall buildings. “Text on the socks read “Eid Mubarak,” honouring the religious holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, which coincides...
  • Justin Trudeau Wears Islam-Themed Ramadan Socks to LGBT Pride Parade

    06/26/2017 7:46:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/25/17 | Charlie Nash
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore Ramadan-themed socks during an LGBT Pride parade in Toronto on Sunday. Trudeau was photographed wearing the socks at a service just before the parade, where he also wished attendees a happy “Pride Mubarak” in celebration of the end of Ramadan. “Trudeau was joined by his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, and their children Xavier and Ella-Grace. Grégoire Trudeau waved a rainbow flag, one of the symbols of the LGBTQ community,” reported “Trudeau also wished the crowd a happy ‘Pride Mubarak,’ a play on words referring to the end-of-Ramadan celebrations happening in the Muslim community...
  • Anyone know Whatever happened to FReeper Allegra?

    12/31/2015 12:40:44 PM PST · by Red Badger · 267 replies
    None ^ | 12/31/2015 | Red Badger
  • Researchers Have Developed Socks That Generate Electricity Using Urine

    12/11/2015 5:44:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Tech Times ^ | December 11, 7:32 PM | Christian de Looper,
    The new socks are able to store as much as 648 milliliters of urine, almost 22 ounces, using a network of integrated tubes. When the user walks, the liquid is forced through microbial fuel cells that contain bacteria that consume the nutrients in urine and create electricity in that process. In experiments, the researchers were able to use the socks to power a wireless transmitter, broadcasting a message every two minutes. It's not a totally new idea to use urine in the generation of electricity, although the techniques involved normally use an electric pump to provide the pressure to force...
  • Sandy Berger, former national security adviser, dies

    12/02/2015 10:23:25 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 98 replies
    politico ^ | 12/02/2015 | Nick Gass
    Former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, who served under President Bill Clinton, has died at the age of 70 from cancer. "V sad start to day; just learned Sandy Berger passed away during the night," Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, tweeted Wednesday morning. "Good man & friend who served nation well as bill clinton's NSA."
  • Sandy Berger, former national security adviser, dies

    12/02/2015 6:51:53 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 165 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/02/15 | Nick Gass
    Former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, who served under President Bill Clinton, has died at the age of 70. "V sad start to day; just learned Sandy Berger passed away during the night," Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, tweeted Wednesday morning. "Good man & friend who served nation well as bill clinton's NSA." Antony Blinken, the current deputy secretary of state and a Berger acolyte, tweeted, "Mourn the passing of Sandy Berger --- father, husband, mentor, friend, leader and great patriot. RIP SRB." Berger, a longtime lawyer who founded Stonebridge International, a Washington-based advisory group,...
  • You've been folding your shirts and socks wrong your entire life: Watch the Kondo Method

    06/04/2015 11:30:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/04/2015
    It turns out that you are probably folding your t-shirts and socks all wrong. Marie Kondo, an organization celebrity in Japan, shows us the folding methods that earned her a spot on TIME's 2015 "Top 100 Influential People" list. You can learn more about her tidying methods from her book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing."CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR A BRIEF VIDEO OF HOW TO FOLD YOUR SHIRTS AND SOCKS THE KONDO WAY....
  • This is an idea so dumb a government grant must have funded its development.

    01/09/2015 4:12:01 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 55 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 1-9-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Someone seriously concocted this and apparently tried to market it. It would be faster to just put on and take off the sock with your hands. The video is at the original post.
  • ACTION ITEM! Help a US Army Chaplain and his troops! UPDATED – PHOTOS!

    05/24/2014 1:48:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | May 24, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    As Memorial Day approaches. FOX RIVER has a 30% discount for Memorial Day, which is subtracted at checkout.One of the most important things that troops on the ground need are good stockings.Socks. Soldiers. Think about it.A priest of the Diocese of Madison, Fr. Jason Hesseling, is an Army Chaplain on active duty in Afghanistan (1st BN 3rd SFG (A)). There are 500 soldiers in that unit.Fr. Hesseling, in conjunction with Fox River, created a site through which YOU, dear readers, can buy socks for the troops!They need lots o’ socks, friends. They need hundreds.Why Fox River socks?Fr. H wrote to...
  • Subway worker caught using the bread oven to dry her WET SOCKS and gloves

    03/18/2014 7:40:55 AM PDT · by rawhide · 19 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 3-18-14 | Emma Glanfield
    Were they six-inches or a FOOT-long? Subway worker caught using the bread oven to dry her WET SOCKS and gloves after she posted a picture of it on her Instagram account. Woman laid her soggy clothes on heated metal racks used to cook bread. Jessica Hinton, a regular customer at the Subway store in the St John’s area of Worcester, spotted the image online and complained. The 29-year-old was then offered vouchers by the store manager - who called her the next day. And she was even private messaged on Facebook by the member of staff in question - who...
  • Police allege men stole $50,000 in Hanes socks in Kernersville

    09/17/2013 2:33:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Bizjournals ^ | 9/16/13 | Amy Dominello Braun
    Police say they arrested two men early Sunday for stealing $50,000 worth of socks from a Hanesbrands Inc. distribution center in Kernersville, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. **SNIP** Police suspect the socks were being sold at flea markets.
  • A Bit Of A Global Bloodbath Is Happening In Markets, And Here's What Traders Are Talking About

    06/13/2013 5:18:42 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6-13-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    A Bit Of A Global Bloodbath Is Happening In Markets, And Here's What Traders Are Talking About Joe Weisenthal June 13,2013 Dave Lutz of Stifel, Nicolaus passes along the top topics about which he is chatting with clients this morning. As he puts it, there is a "bit of a bloodbath" in global markets today. Morning, a bit of a bloodbath in Global markets, but US futures have recovered from their lows thus far – Like yesterday, the SPX Futures are outperforming Japan and Europe – Losing only 30bp, but trading under the 50dma – a first since April. DAX...
  • Socks celebration planned for George H.W. Bush's 89th birthday

    06/11/2013 9:28:00 AM PDT · by I still care · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11.3013 | AP via Foxnews
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas – A socks celebration has been planned in Texas for the 89th birthday of former President George H.W. Bush of Houston. Visitors to Bush's presidential library in College Station are urged to wear "exuberant socks" Wednesday on his birthday. Bush in recent years has taken to wearing colorful socks in public. Officials with the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation also want people with outlandish socks to post photos online. Select pictures will be sent to the 41st president.
  • Russian Military Ordered To Switch To Socks

    01/16/2013 3:18:20 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 24 replies
    warnewsupdates ^ | January 15, 2013
    Near the end of World War II, Soviet and American soldiers met at the Elbe River in Germany. Lacking a common language, they compared their boots. The Americans wore socks and lace-up boots. The Russians wore something that boggled the minds of their allies from the West: pieces of cloth twirled around their feet and inserted into bulky, knee-high boots. The cloth strips, called portyanki, have been a signature element of the Russian military uniform since the 16th century. On Monday Russia’s minister of defense issued an order for a militarywide switch to socks.
  • President Obama Booed After Thanking Boston For Kevin Youkilis

    06/25/2012 6:12:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | June 25, 2012
    BOSTON (CBS) – Being booed was probably the last thing President Barack Obama expected from the crowd at a Symphony Hall fundraiser Monday night, but that happened when the president “thanked” Boston for Kevin Youkilis, who was just traded to the Chicago White Sox. “I’m just saying, he’s going to have to change the color of his socks,” the president said laughing. Youkilis was traded from the Red Sox, to Obama’s favorite team on Sunday for infielder Brent Lillibridge and pitcher Zach Stewart.
  • Exclusive: Weiner's Messages to Teenage Girl in Delaware Draw Police Attention

    06/10/2011 3:04:59 PM PDT · by macquire · 281 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 10, 2011 | Jana Winter
    DEVELOPING: NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Police on Friday afternoon came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner. Two officers from the New Castle County Police Department arrived at the girl's home around 4:30 p.m. and asked to speak with the girl's mother about the daughter's contact with Weiner. Another officer appeared at the home a short time later. A reporter was at the home when the police arrived. The girl, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, told, "I'm...
  • Hillary & Huma – A Dark Unseen Scandal Star?

    06/06/2011 8:26:57 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 81 replies ^ | October 30, 2007 | Luke Ford
    October 30, 2007 Hillary & Huma – A Dark Unseen Scandal Star? Mickey Kaus writes: Do you sense there is some large mass of dark matter, an unseen Scandal Star, the gravitational pull of which is warping the coverage of what seems, on the surface, a pretty dull presidential race? I do. So does Ron Rosenbaum. I thought the Dark Star was the Edwards affair allegation. But Rosenbaum says "everyone in the elite Mainstream media" knows about another juicy scandal that the LAT is supposedly sitting on. I guess this is proof that I’m not in the elite, because I...
  • Schumer 'pained and saddened'

    06/06/2011 7:45:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | June 6, 2011 | Manu Raju
    Sen. Chuck Schumer refused to answer questions Monday evening about the Twitter scandal that has ensnared Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), his one-time congressional aide. But in a statement, the powerful Democratic senator said he was "deeply pained and saddened" about the married congressman's admission at a New York news conference Monday that he carried on lewd online conversations with at least half a dozen women. "By fully explaining himself, apologizing to all he hurt and taking full responsibility for his wrongful actions, Anthony did the right thing," Schumer said. "He remains a talented and committed public servant, and I pray...
  • Nat Security Team (White House Photo of the Team Listening to Obama Speech)

    05/03/2011 6:09:17 AM PDT · by tlb · 25 replies
    White House ^ | May 2, 2011 | White House
    Sometimes a picture actually is worth a thousand words.
  • Why I’m Soured on the Idea of Praying to a Jug of Milk

    12/22/2010 1:37:27 PM PST · by · 13 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/22/2010 | David Shedlock
    Chris Redford, former Assembly of God youth group member turned atheist (Evid3nc3 on Youtube) began a direct assault on God with a series of 13 videos on YouTube he calls Deconversion. As in the original video recounting his own falling away, which I critiqued earlier, Redford begins with the assumption that he was once a Christian. In this second video, Redford directly attacks Jesus when he challenges the Lord and His call to prayer, and describes his evolving definition of prayer. One noticeable problem from the very beginning is when he confuses the term “intercessory prayer” with the term...