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  • VANITY: Let's retire the freepathon--It's old enough!

    12/12/2017 10:44:13 AM PST · by redhead · 8 replies
    Vanity | 12/12/2017 | Self
    FREE REPUBLIC is THE most open and user-friendly Conservative discussion board on the net. It is entirely funded by donations, and provides a service no other chat forum can even come close to.There are members who have been here since 1998, and who faithfully contribute monthly. If you are new to FR, or if you have lurked for some time without contributing your opinions or your support, please consider signing up for a monthly donation, and do two things at once: Help us eliminate quarterly freepathons and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that the Conservative voice of Americans everywhere will...
  • An In-depth Interview with Attorney Tom Mars (truncated)

    12/12/2017 5:21:12 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 2 replies
    Winning Cures everything ^ | Monday, December 11, 2017, 3:43 PM | Gary Segars
    Several players from Ole Miss made a trip to Michigan to visit with Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverine football program this past weekend. After the events of the last few weeks – Matt Luke hired as coach, the NCAA sanctions handed down, players stating that they wanted to transfer, etc – I wanted to dig into what all is happening. As I was putting information together for this story, it was announced that Lee Tyner is resigning from his post. On December 7th, I read an article by Brad Logan at Gridiron now, titled “Ole Miss Must Defend Itself –...
  • Berlin Police Find 200 Rounds Under Mosque (Quickly Rule Out Terrorism Of Course).

    12/11/2017 9:32:36 AM PST · by Djl3668 · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/11 | Julian Robinson
    German police descended on a Christmas market in Berlin after two bags of bullets were found under a nearby mosque last night. About 200 rounds of ammunition was found in an underground car park in West Berlin - but officers quickly ruled out any terror link. The discovery came with Germany still on high alert after a wave of terror attacks and almost a year after a jihadist killed 12 by crashing a lorry through a market in the city.
  • Environmental Scientists Call for Worldwide Glitter Ban to Save Earth

    12/01/2017 8:12:02 AM PST · by bar sin·is·ter · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/30/2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Environmental scientists are urging lawmakers around the world to ban glitter from being used in art supplies because of the damage glitter particles do to the environment. Scientists are particularly concerned that the plastic particles that make up glitter would pollute the environment and poison the animals who eat from it, CBS Philadelphia reported. Dr. Trisia Farrelly, an environmental anthropologist at Massey University in New Zealand, says she wants to see glitter banned because of the damage it does to the ecosystem. “I think all glitter should be banned because it’s microplastic,” she said.
  • Sources: NFL agrees to commit nearly $100M over seven years to social justice causes

    11/29/2017 9:47:26 PM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 154 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 30, 2017 | Jim Trotter and Jason Reid
    The NFL and a group of players reached an agreement in principle late Wednesday night to partner on a plan to address social justice issues considered important to African-American communities, ESPN has learned. The unprecedented agreement calls for the league to contribute nearly $100 million over seven years to projects dealing with criminal justice reform, law enforcement/community relations and education. During a conference call Wednesday night, Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin, who lead roughly 40 players who have negotiated with the league office about demonstrations during the national anthem, guided the group through the highlights of the package, which represents...
  • Self-driving shuttle hits the streets of Las Vegas — and promptly gets hit by a semi

    11/09/2017 9:05:20 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 104 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 11/09/17 | Shawn Langlois
    Proponents of the self-driving car revolution might have preferred that what happened in Vegas on Wednesday stayed in Vegas. But as a reluctant public mulls a future of robotic vehicles, any hiccup along the way is sure to make headlines. The latest fodder for critics came from Sin City, where a driverless shuttle, apparently through no fault of its own, got into a fender bender with a semi-truck just hours after its debut, according to local news reports. “The shuttle did what it was supposed to do, in that it’s sensors registered the truck and the shuttle stopped to avoid...
  • East Berlin: The Pope’s Revenge By Communist “Radio Tower”.

    11/06/2017 11:29:14 PM PST · by Djl3668 · 11 replies
    Mystic Sciences ^ | 2016 | Steve Paslow
    “A large Christian cross image, formed by sunlight, for many years has appeared, then disappeared and vice versa on a 368 meter tall communications tower in the middle of Berlin, Germany. The tower is the Fernsehturm TV Tower built between 1965 and 1969 by the German Democratic government-Communist in East Germany. When the sun shines on the Fernsehturm’s titled stainless steel dome, an image of a Christian cross usually appears. The architects of the tower and dome never purposely deigned the structure to project the cross image and were just as surprised as everyone else when they first saw it,...
  • Obama, opening his foundation's first summit, calls for fixing civic culture

    11/04/2017 8:38:38 AM PDT · by EBH · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/1/2017 | Edward Isaac Dovere
    Though he has stayed active in politics — and reappeared on the campaign trail in New Jersey and Virginia just two weeks ago — Obama said he believes he’s up to something bigger, and thereby more curative for what he believes has gone wrong in elections. “The moment we’re in right now, politics is the tail and not the dog,” he said. “What we need to do is think about our civic culture, because what’s wrong with our politics is a reflection of something that’s wrong with the civic culture, not just in the United States but around the world.”...
  • A racist Corn Pops box? Kellogg’s says it’s sorry (another liberal guilt trip)

    10/26/2017 10:10:38 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 48 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 10/25/17 | Chris Perez
    Kellogg’s has apologized for a cereal-box cartoon that featured a bunch of light-colored Corn Pops hanging out in a mall — while a darker-skinned Pop scrubs the floor. Pictures showing the packaging surfaced on social media and prompted the company to respond. “Hey @KelloggsUS why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor?” asked Marvel Comics writer Saladin Ahmed. “[T]his is teaching kids racism.” “Yes [it’s] a tiny thing, but when you see your kid staring at this over breakfast and realize millions of other kids are doing the same ... ” he added...
  • Protecting US Oil Refineries: Simple Solution

    10/24/2017 2:40:32 AM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    Theoritical Hypothesis plus Engineering and Math | 24-Oct-2017 | vanity
    Hurricane Harvey took out a number of OIL REFINERIES. One problem was FLOODING. This meant that backup equipment would not function because of flooding. Another concern is that of a refinery explosion such as has occurred in the past (Texas City - 1947 and 2005, Carson - 1985 and 2016). In such explosions surrounding areas might cause injuries and damage to surrounding property. Another concern is terrorism. Possible simple fix? Same used for Mississippi River. The force of water is extremely powerful. So how is it controlled - earthern levees and other works. Probably the minimum height for refineries might...
  • Why residents in some American states may soon need a passport for domestic air travel

    10/18/2017 3:20:39 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/17/17 | James Draper
    They were previously allowed to use mere driving licenses. But residents of some US states may soon require additional ID, such as passports, if they wish to embark on air travel - even if just domestically. That's the new procedure on the horizon for people from states that have not yet introduced the standards required by the 2005 Real ID Act, which demands stricter regulations for state-issued IDs. The states that haven't yet fallen into line each now have a grace period of three months to meet the revised criteria. This deadline expires on 22 January 2018.
  • The death of the gas-powered car, in one chart (Liberal wet dream!)

    10/17/2017 10:52:16 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 355 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 10/17/17 | Claudia Assis
    A global tipping point for electric cars could come as early as 2022, as battery costs decrease and concerns about range and infrastructure ease. That’s from analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, who in a little over a year’s time have turned even more optimistic about the future dominance of electric cars over internal-combustion vehicles. In a Tuesday note, the analysts forecast that one in three cars will be purely electric by 2030; their July 2016 prediction was one in 10 by the same year. “There are several factors converging that have led us to revise our thinking —...
  • DoD Boosts Personnel Aiding Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

    10/04/2017 5:28:46 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity
    WASHINGTON — The number of DoD personnel deployed to help their fellow citizens in Puerto Rico jumped from around 4,600 to around 6,400 members, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said during a San Juan news conference Sunday. The governor briefed on all the lines of effort as the island commonwealth strives to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. Supply ships continue to arrive and the governor and federal officials are working together to ensure food, water and fuel get to the people who need it the most. ‘There is Increased Capability’ “In terms of personnel, the DoD has increased their...
  • Sex robot display model molested so much it breaks before anyone can actually use it

    09/29/2017 5:14:26 PM PDT · by OneVike · 83 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 9-28-17 | Joshua Barrie
    A sex doll was so heavily molested by eager men it broke before anyone could actually use it. Or use it privately, anyway. We're not entirely sure what happened to 'Samantha'. But its owner complained that the £3,000 robot was left "heavily soiled" after being exhibited at a tech fair. Developer Sergi Santos, from Barcelona, Spain, says visitors to the Arts Electronica Festival in Linz treated the 'intelligent' sex doll "like barbarians", and added that two fingers were broken in the melee. "The people mounted Samantha’s breasts, her legs and arms," Sergi said. "Two fingers were broken. She was...
  • The graphs that show why Bali's Mt Agung volcano could erupt at any minute, as 75,000 flee

    09/26/2017 7:19:16 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 48 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 9/26/17 | Staff
    Vehicles laden with food, masks and bedding have been dispatched to help more than 75,000 people who have fled a volcano on the tourist island of Bali, as rising magma and increased tremors fuel fears of an imminent eruption. Mount Agung, about 75 kilometres (47 miles) from the Indonesian tourist hub of Kuta, has been rumbling since August, threatening to erupt for the first time since 1963. "The chance that an eruption will happen is quite big. But it cannot be predicted when it will happen," Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the disaster mitigation agency, said. The increased frequency of...
  • Caring for a sick pet can take a major toll

    09/20/2017 8:49:19 AM PDT · by AuntB · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sept. 19, 2017 | CBS
    As much joy as a pet can bring to the life of its human, when a beloved dog or cat falls ill, the emotional toll can be high. In fact, caring for an ailing animal often ends up placing a significant "caregiver burden" on its owner, new research finds. "Think of the phrase, 'Giving until it hurts,'" said study author Mary Beth Spitznagel. Essentially, it's the heavy emotional burden one can experience when the act of caring stretches a person's physical, emotional or even financial capacities to the breaking point. "We found that individuals with a chronically or terminally ill...
  • Students offered extra credit to determine their level of ‘white privilege’

    09/19/2017 10:39:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 65 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 09/19/17 | Drew Van Voorhis
    Students in a sociology class at San Diego State University can earn extra credit if they take a quiz to determine their level of “white privilege.” Professor Dae Elliott offered the option to her sociology class students, a “White Privilege Checklist” that includes 20 questions that aim to illustrate that “racial privilege is one form of privilege.”
  • Bike-share locks meet industry standards, but were no match for Baltimore thieves

    09/15/2017 10:41:59 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 32 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 09/13/17 | Colin Campbell
    The manufacturer of the $2.36 million Baltimore Bike Share system said his company has never experienced the level of theft that caused officials to announce a temporary shutdown of the program to allow additional locking devices to be installed to the bike docks. The original locks on the bike stations were overwhelmed by thieves ripping the bicycles out at an unprecedented pace, said Alain Ayotte, CEO of Bewegen Technologies, the Canadian manufacturer. “We don’t have this issue anywhere else, not at this level,” Ayotte said Wednesday. “Our locking system is recognized [as] very, very up to industry standard, but due...
  • Lady Gaga hospitalized, pulls out of Brazil's Rock in Rio

    09/15/2017 4:58:01 AM PDT · by jerod · 54 replies
    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Lady Gaga said Thursday she had been hospitalized in "severe pain" and was pulling out of Brazil's Rock in Rio festival, which she was due to headline this weekend. The superstar, who revealed Tuesday that she suffers from the chronic disease fibromyalgia, had been due to open the festival on Friday in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Vanity Post; Prayer Request for a friend

    09/10/2017 3:34:08 PM PDT · by MissEdie · 36 replies
    9-10-17 | MissEdie
    I am requesting prayers for a dear friend of mine and her ex-husband who lost their only daughter in a car accident Friday night. Their daughter was 27, and she had served our country in the US Navy for 7 years. Her parents are both devastated. Rhiannon was living in Maryland while she working for a military contractor. The accident happened Friday night in Maryland and her mother had to travel up from South Carolina and her father from Tennessee over the weekend to ID her body.