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  • BOR on Canadian Terrorism

    10/22/2014 8:39:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 32 replies
    I just watched Bill O'Reilly and I am reminded again why I don't watch the bloviating bastard. What an arrogant take on the two terrorist attacks in Canada this past week. He is so insulated in NYC that he has no perspective on America or our neighbors. I doubt if he has traveled to Canada recently, if ever. The story that isn't being told is what we have in common with our neighbors. 1.) Our cities are crawling with Muslims. 2.) There is no opposition to Islam in our two countries due to political correctness. 3.) Islamists, not just Islamic...
  • Determines the Allocation of Scarce Resources in a Free Society

    10/22/2014 1:47:50 PM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 16 replies ^ | Saturday, August 09, 2014 | Greg C.
    A recently debate on Facebook required that I Voxsplain how a free society allocates resources to a group of feeling, sensing liberals who don't have the slightest idea of economics. In fact, when it comes to Economics, they resort to "magical thinking." I've often thought that it is easy to describe a Democrat: simply picture a Republican, then take away reason and accountability. (Hat tip to Mark Andrus, As Good As it Gets) So, I think it's rather funny that you guys want to lecture me on science, but you don't spend a minute thinking about the humble science of...
  • LETTER: Raise the minimum wage

    10/22/2014 10:13:27 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 53 replies
    Should we raise the minimum wage? In my opinion, yes. Presently, profits, productivity and the stock market are at or near record levels. But for some reason the great American capitalists can’t afford to pay their employees more than $7.25 per hour. That’s a hard story to swallow. Meanwhile the average salary of a CEO is close to 400 times what his or her employee earns. If anything, it’s the CEOs we can’t afford, not the workers. And did we not have to bail out these same unregulated Wall Street capitalists as they crashed the economy, destroying millions of jobs...
  • pops up with fake kids bulletproof vest ad

    10/22/2014 11:52:03 AM PDT · by W. · 7 replies
    I saw this over on Cheezburger, an ad for a child's bulletproof vest. It had the hashtag #vestorvote which piqued my curiosity. I tried to use the shopping cart to add a vest, but I believe the ad is fake as the page auto-reloaded to a page begging the reader to join with name, email, phone # and zip, as well as a video. Their server is out of Phoenix AZ. The interesting wording came from the 'About' page... ABOUT US The Dream Defenders develop the next generation of radical leaders to realize and exercise our independent collective power; building...
  • Shooters at Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Canada

    10/22/2014 8:49:25 AM PDT · by Entropy Squared · 41 replies
    Self | October 22, 2014 | Entropy Squared
    About an hour ago a shooter killed a guard at Ottawa's War Memorial. The same shooter, or another, then entered the Parliament Building where he was shoot by security personnel. Police are saying nearby Rideau Centre shopping mall is now on lockdown.
  • How Many Mexican Americans will ever visit Mexico?

    10/21/2014 4:34:40 PM PDT · by Vendome · 40 replies
    Vanity | 10/21/14 | Vendome
    So the question comes down to really the difference between being Persian, full blooded, and wanting to see Iran someday or calling yourself Mexican and maybe one day "returning" to Mexico, for a visit. How many Mexicans could possibly visit Mexico and return to America the country of the birth? Is there a parallel to Persians and Do called Mexicans?
  • Executive Amnesty Call to Action NOW! (RUSH NOW ON IT)

    10/20/2014 10:01:00 AM PDT · by Hostage · 75 replies
    Hostage | October 20, 2014 | Hostage
    Congress will not stop Amnesty by any means. So there is not a luxury to sit back and let others do it for us. What you need to do now is research the legal basis for Obama's upcoming Executive Orders to create defacto amnesty and a movement to get those illegally granted amnesty to subsequentially illegally registered to vote. It WILL happen quickly. Your legal basis finding even if crude should then be immediately mailed to your state representative and your governor's office with URGENCY ascribed to the communication. You should petition your governor to file in federal court for...
  • Federalism: Yesterday and Today

    10/20/2014 11:48:04 AM PDT · by Publius · 69 replies
    A Publius Essay | 20 October 2014 | Publius
    IntroductionFederalism, or States’ Rights, has a long and honored history. To define terms, Federalism involves the assignment of powers between the entities that make up a federation and the federal authority created by those entities to act on behalf of that federation. In the United States Constitution, the people delegated certain enumerated powers to the federal government for the sake of operating a federated union. The 10th Amendment was put in place to insure that the federal government would never assume powers not delegated to it. It reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor...
  • Where can we read about California propositions with conservative input? [ question ]

    10/19/2014 8:32:10 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 33 replies
    Nlz ^ | Oct 19,2014 | Nlz
    Looking for conservative input on proposistions for the coming election. Thank you.
  • Not all of us in Newtown want to take your guns away (Vanity)

    10/19/2014 3:37:59 PM PDT · by ModernDayCato · 37 replies
    Me | 10/19/14 | ModernDayCato
    The governor of Connecticut is a tool. He ran one of our biggest cities (Stamford) into the ground, and now has managed to run this liberal paradise of a state into the ground as well. Aside from the personal attacks on the GOP candidate that is running against him that come from the so-called media here in Connecticut, all we keep hearing about this election season is "common sense solutions to gun violence." I live in Sandy Hook. On December 14, 2013 a young man who was pretty much insane murdered 26 people in an elementary school a few miles...
  • VANITY- CDC updated published protocols on Ebola. STILL no staff protection gear protocols! None!

    10/18/2014 3:30:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    CDC ^ | Oct 18,2014 | NLZ
    The CDC just today updated their Ebola protocols. STILL they have no idea what protections the medical staff needs!!!!!!! They had no protective gear protocols for the medical staff in Dallas. NONE. Do a Page Save As, because when the Ebola Czar sees this page it will removed.
  • CDC Isolation Precautions Changed This Afternoon - ALERT

    10/18/2014 1:24:42 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 72 replies
    The master document on the CDC website was changed today sometime between 1000 and 1500 hours.The section titled "Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)" which until this morning specified "gown, gloves, mask, and face shield" has been deleted, and replaced with "PPE Recommendations are forthcoming"
  • Vanity: The bald-faced absurdity of the CDC

    10/16/2014 4:19:58 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 9 replies
    My simple mind | 10-16-2014 | AAABEST
    What person with a functioning mind can stand this utter nonsense. Centers for Disease Contraction: We should immediately restrict flights for Americans who we suspect may have Ebola. Africans who may have Ebola, however, can fly into and around the country all they like. Centers for Disease Continuation: We carefully track and monitor each and every person who comes in contact with Ebola, except those who actually come in contact with Ebola like these two nurses, one of whom we let fly around the country on airplanes loaded with passengers. Head of the Centers for Disinformation Control: You don't need...
  • Label Obama a Democrat

    10/16/2014 2:15:40 PM PDT · by cblue55 · 10 replies
    Every time the name Obama is used (a quadrillion times by now) there should be a (D) following it, as a constant reminder to all that the Democrats own this loser. President Obama (D)
  • Poll - Are you closely following Ebola news or something that doesn't really impact you?

    10/15/2014 5:43:06 PM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 18 replies
    ABC KESQ ^ | October 15, 2014 | Kesq
    Are you closely following Ebola news or do you feel it's something that doesn't really impact you? - Always staying up-to-date - 72%(18 votes) - Paying attention but not worried - 16% (4 votes) - No, it doesn't impact me - 12%(3 votes) Total Votes: 25
  • Vanity : CDC Tom Freiden Kelly File : No need for protective head gear when treating ebola patient

    10/15/2014 1:54:56 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 43 replies
    Kelly file ^ | Oct 15,2014 | Nlz
    CDC no head gear needed On the Kelley files Tom Frieden said the need for protective head gear was unnecessary !!!!! Duncan was projectile vomiting yet the Obama admin says no need for face shield or any googles or head gear of any kind needed !!!!!!!! "We know how ebola spreads" , he kept repeating. Transcript: KELLY: OK. But when I look at the CDC's website, it says that when you're putting on the protective gear as the medical personnel, and you know that the nurses have come out and complained that in some of these hospitals, they're just posting...
  • houston lgbt mayor has every legal right to prosecute christian churches for political activity

    10/15/2014 5:09:19 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 156 replies
    Patton@Bastogne | 2014-10-15 | Patton@Bastogne
    . 2014-10-15 Houston LGBT Mayor has EVERY LEGAL RIGHT to Prosecute Christian Churches for Political Activity First, I (Patton@Bastogne) am a pro-life anti-gay-marriage evangelical Christian. Second, (in today's news story reported by The Houston Chronicle, below) ... I am calling out the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and their attorney Christina Holcomb ... as "Despicable Liars". ADF attorneys KNOW FULL WELL that Churches' "voluntary" acceptance of the IRS 501-C3 "federal contract" means that Christian Churches SURRENDER their rights to ... First Admendment "Free Speech" ... when practiced behind a "tax-exempt church pulpit". Period. I openly challenge the deceptive ADF organization (and...
  • Tom Cross - "A Different Kind of Republican" former Minority Leader IL HOUSE supports leftist causes

    10/14/2014 10:03:24 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 14 replies
    Tom Cross got the name "Double Cross" while he was Minority Leader in State House the Democrats ran everything but the Republicans would always help with votes like Civil Unions, Same Sex Marriage, Tax Increases. There would always be 3-5 Republicans that would vote in favor of the Democrats and they would pass a bill by a couple of votes.
  • Frieden: "We are establishing a CDC Quick Response Team"

    10/14/2014 12:22:03 PM PDT · by pabianice · 70 replies
    Fox News Channel | 10/14/14
    Frieden on TV now. He looks and sounds a lot less confident than he did several days ago. The Ebola team sounds a lot like the NTSB Go team that rushes to the scene of an airliner crash, except this team will be wearing NBC suits. Says 48 or so people are now on the watch list for Ebola, all healthcare workers. Says CDC is casting a wide net to find anyone who might have been exposed. Includes 76 more people to be monitored "actively." Notes that it is "very anxiety-provoking" to have been maybe exposed to ebola. I'll bet....
  • Military About to Go on "CODE RED" (VANITY)

    10/14/2014 12:04:02 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 87 replies
    Friend in the military says they are about to go on "CODE RED." He's in the reserves. About to be called up. Anyone else hearing this? Ebola?
  • Can't Believe I'm Saying This - Time For a Middle-Eastern Oil Import Tariff

    10/14/2014 7:45:55 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 45 replies
    Vanity | 10/14/14 | Lee Roggenburg
    I know. We are the side that preaches free markets. But not all markets are truly free anyway. And this is one time when a substantial national interest needs to be protected. I’m talking about our incredibly productive domestic energy industry that is on the path to making our oil self-sufficiency a reachable goal, at least if we look at it as North America. Except there is one player out there that is desperate to kill the baby in the crib. And in this instance, it’s not the Obama Administration. Yeah, I know. They’re probably creaming at the possibility that...
  • It’s President Obola’s Fault. [Period, end of sentence]

    10/14/2014 7:43:11 AM PDT · by HammerT · 13 replies
    Oct 12, 2014 | Anonymous
    The past few days events have become deadly serious on the fronts of the Ebola outbreak and Terrorism. And yet the country’s ‘leadership’ refuses to take these threats seriously. From past experience we know that the Obola regime will respond to their myriad scandals and crimes with a tried and true method:A) Lie through their teeth B) Blame someone else C) Scream RACISM [not necessarily in this order] But let’s lay out the facts for all to see:1). It’s been President Obola’s decision [and continues to be] to NOT Secure the border from Terrorists and Ebola infected illegal invaders. 2)....
  • Vanity: Legal question regarding disease outbreaks

    10/12/2014 5:32:25 PM PDT · by carolinadad · 27 replies
    Any Freepers with a legal background know what it would take to create viable grounds for a reckless endangerment lawsuit against the Obola administration for facilitating the entrance of Ebola and/or Enterovirus into the country? Is there any form of legal redress that could be pursued against FedGov for failure to protect the citizenry or sending our armed forces into the Ebola hotzone? Please don't flame, I ask out of pure curiosity.
  • Norovirus & Ebola Zaire: same transmission vector (vanity w/CDC links)

    10/12/2014 4:26:02 PM PDT · by ElenaM · 57 replies
    ElenaM w/CDC quotes
    In light of the first domestic transmission of Ebola Zaire, I thought it would be useful to compare Ebola Zaire with a well-known viral disease that hits American communities every year: Norovirus. People keep comparing Ebola to influenza, which is an apples to broccoli comparison. Ebola Zaire and norovirus have the same transmission profile (at least based upon the CDC's claims of Ebola transmission vectors, which are publicly admitted to be incomplete)so the best comparison of the spread of Ebola in the US to any other viral pathogen is norovirus. According to the CDC: CDC About Norovirus: TransmissionNorovirus is a...
  • Obfuscation? Or just plain lying? Doctors on TV...

    10/12/2014 4:10:10 PM PDT · by mtrott · 65 replies
    10-12-2014 | Self-vanity
    So, I just saw on CNN yet another medical "expert", this time a lady, who continues, when asked about a "travel ban" for East Africa, to state emphatically that a ban will not prevent people infected with Ebola from existing in the US with Ebola. She went on to say that, as a result of a travel ban, we would not be able to stamp out Ebola in East Africa. Pray tell, have I completely lost all remnants of any clear thinking, or is this complete nonsense? First of all, medical "experts" continue to conflate a travel ban with our...
  • Meeting Doctor Doom [Top scientist advocates eliminating 90% of population for ecology]

    10/12/2014 9:13:30 AM PDT · by JCG · 77 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/31/2006 | Forest M. Mimms III
    There is always something special about science meetings. The 109th meeting of the Texas Academy of Science at Lamar University in Beaumont on 3-5 March 2006 was especially exciting for me, because a student and his professor presented the results of a DNA study I suggested to them last year. How fulfilling to see the baldcypress ( Taxodium distichum ) leaves we collected last summer and my tree ring photographs transformed into a first class scientific presentation that's nearly ready to submit to a scientific journal (Brian Iken and Dr. Deanna McCullough, "Bald Cypress of the Texas Hill Country: Taxonomically...
  • Vanity: Ebola reality check

    10/12/2014 6:57:24 AM PDT · by dangus · 69 replies
    Thomas Eric Duncan was already symptomatic when he flew on a jet filled with other passengers. He went to a hopistal, filled of course, with medical staff and patients, and was sent back home. He vomited, sneezed, coughed and sweat all over an apartment packed with relatives. By the time he returned to the hospital, he was spewing vomit in every direction. He boarded an ambulance with unprotected health care workers, and waited for help. Emergency workers waited days before cleaning out the apartment he was staying in. Unprotected street workers blasted the vomit he left in the street all...
  • The questions that haven't been asked about Duncan's Ebola exposure

    10/11/2014 5:19:16 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 50 replies
    Vanity | 10/11/2014 | Trueblackman
    Thomas Duncan knowing traveling to the United States with the Ebola virus, one thing struck me as odd, the lack of history behind the Woman, who he was suppose to have contracted the virus from. Liberian and American Officials have not been forth coming about the history of the mystery Woman: 1)Was she actually a Liberian Nationalist? 2?)Was she known to travel throughout Africa or the Middle East? 3)What was her religious background? 4)Did she have any possible connections to an terrorist groups? 5)Who was the Father of her unborn child and why hasn't he been IDed? 6)Was this an...
  • [Vanity]: Does this mean anything: "Bsr et bn n8"

    10/11/2014 8:52:53 AM PDT · by Maceman · 80 replies
    Someone posted this cryptic statement -- "Bsr et bn n8" -- on a memorial website to my late beloved girlfriend. I put it through Google translate, which recognized it as French, and translated one of the "words" as "prayer." I'm wondering if this is a standard statement of mourning in French, or some other language. Has anyone seen this before? Any idea what it means?

    10/11/2014 6:30:44 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 216 replies
    October 10, 2014 | Din Maker
    I don't understand why one is called a "purist", a "troll", a "fascist", a "liberal Democrat" and a lot of other, non-flattering names just because they..... Stand up to powerful, political elites, who have a lot of power over us, the common man, and say to them: "You hate Conservatives! You have vowed to "crush" us wherever you find us." "You used racist antics and Black Democrats to steal an Election from a fine young Conservative in MS. In so doing, you disenfranchised the votes of everyone of his supporters. You violated their Civil Rights, and that can be proved...
  • Does anyone in our government have common sense when it come to the spread of Ebola?

    10/09/2014 12:41:47 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 52 replies
    Vanity | 10/9/2014 | Trueblackman
    With cases of Ebola now confirmed here in the United States, one has to ask why hasn't our government took the proper step to completely isolate the infected from the general population? I personally have little faith in these government promoted hospital isolation units to protect the general pubic from a possible pandemic of Ebola and other mystery diseases that are popping up all of a sudden. Now with all this said, here is the questions that no one in the press seems to be asking: The taxpayers pay for two Naval Medical ships in the U.S.N.S. Comfort and Mercy,...
  • elections that make a differnce today in england

    10/09/2014 5:14:24 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    10/9/14 | Self
    The three established political parties of the United Kingdom announced their support for tax cuts at their recent conferences. But it was the United Kingdom Independence Party and its leader Nigel Farage who announced support for tax cuts before the big three parties. This turn of events showed just how scared the established parties are, willing to say anything to stop the party that beat all of them in the European Parliament elections earlier this year with 27 percent of the popular vote. Today there are by-elections for two seats in the House of Commons. One of the seats is...
  • It Won't Stop at "Gay Marriage" - This Is What Most People Don't Get

    10/09/2014 3:18:09 AM PDT · by fwdude · 47 replies
    Self | 10/9/2014 | FWDude
    The radical redefinition of marriage - "gay marriage," so called - is only a single weapon in the homofascist arsenal stockpiled against Western civilization. Many have bought, are buying, the insideous lie that this is just a static change that will affect no one other than the parties involved. Nothing can be further from the truth. Abundant evidence and simple reasoning tells us so. It will not stop with marriage redefinition, the goal is the entire revamping of society, Christianity not excepted. We were constantly lectured only a few years ago that this is a civil issue and that church's...
  • CDC Recommends N85 Mask For Ebola That Stops Things 3 Microns In Size. Ebola Is .08 Microns

    10/08/2014 9:23:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 105 replies
    3. Personal protective equipment and procedures The following PPE should be available for use by personnel providing direct care to the patient or with potential exposure to the patient’s body fluids, such as during cleaning: Fit-tested, disposable respirators (at least as protective as fit-tested NIOSH-certified disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators), for use during aerosol-generating procedures if needed.
  • Name Obama's Airstrike Operation

    10/07/2014 10:27:43 AM PDT · by weston · 115 replies
    Obama refuses to give his tiny airstrike operation a name. Maybe he needs help finding just the right words. I'm betting Freepers can come up with some good ones for him.
  • GOPe: Sexist, Establishmentarian, or Liberal?

    10/07/2014 9:41:07 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 13 replies
    Associated Press / Self ^ | 10/07/2014 | Uncle Miltie
    In Kansas' Senate race, you have the establishement Republican down by a whopping 10%, so the GOPe is investing cash for the win: Kansas Senate - Roberts vs. Orman NBC News/Marist* Orman 48, Roberts 38 Orman +10 In Michgan's Senate race, you have the conservative challenger down by only 5%, so the GOPe is hanging HER out to dry: Michigan Senate - Land vs. Peters CBS News/NYT/YouGov Peters 46, Land 41 Peters +5 Is it sexism? Is it plutocrat incumbency protection? Or does the GOPe just hate conservatives? "GOP cancels spending in Michigan Senate race"
  • [vanity]: What crimes has ISIS committed that the ["prophet"] Mohammed didn't commit himself?

    10/06/2014 6:18:56 AM PDT · by Maceman · 10 replies
    They tell us ISIS isn't Islam. But didn't Mohammed do everything that ISIS has done -- raiding villages, kidnapping, rapes, mass murders and beheadings, forced conversions, selling woman and young girls into slavery? So please, somebody tell me what ISIS is doing that Mohammed himself didn't condone by his own orders and actions? How is ISIS different? And by the way, if any of you ever happen to be at an Obama press conference, or interviewing a member of his administration or CAIR spokesman, maybe you ask that question. I would really like to hear the answer.
  • Open Letter to Glenn Beck: You Owe Poland an Apology (Repost w/ Pic)

    10/05/2014 10:58:51 PM PDT · by Bill Russell · 55 replies ^ | 10/05/2014 | William Russell
    Dear Glenn Beck, I was so honored by the three interviews you did with me during the course of my congressional campaigns against John Murtha in 2008 to 2010. I will always remember how deeply you complemented me when you closed your first interview. I am writing with the hope my words will carry some influence with you and the messages you send over the airwaves. I greatly respect your endeavors to constantly educate yourself and your listeners as well as your promotion of reconciliation between opposing factions. My head almost exploded as I was driving and listening to your...
  • Open Letter to Glenn Beck: You Owe Poland an Apology

    10/05/2014 9:19:52 PM PDT · by Bill Russell · 32 replies ^ | 10/05/2014 | William Russell
    Dear Glenn Beck, I was so honored by the three interviews you did with me during the course of my congressional campaigns against John Murtha in 2008 to 2010. I will always remember how deeply you complemented me when you closed your first interview. I am writing with the hope my words will carry some influence with you and the messages you send over the airwaves. I greatly respect your endeavors to constantly educate yourself and your listeners as well as your promotion of reconciliation between opposing factions. My head almost exploded as I was driving and listening to your...
  • Hong Kong Protests: How do our kids stack up?

    10/04/2014 6:48:27 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 4 replies
    Self | October 4, 2014 | Huckfillary
    THE ARTFUL DILETTANTE Keeper of the Flame of the Enlightenment HONG KONG STUDENT PROTESTS The differences between student-led movements in this country and in Hong Kong are striking. One need look no further than their respective demands and the ideas that animate their protests. When American college students are moved enough to organize, they are almost always calling for more “freebies,” not more freedom, as the courageous students today in Hong Kong are doing. The students in Hong Kong are speaking truth to serious power, with all too real consequences for questioning and challenging their ruthless masters in Beijing. When...
  • HIV and EBOLA: How Political Correctness Will Get You Killed!

    10/04/2014 9:05:57 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 23 replies
    Vanity | 10/4/2014 | Dick Bachert
    The ongoing – and expanding –Ebola situation and how it's being handled (or, more accurately NOT being handled) has a parallel with the HIV panic of a number of years ago. It may ALSO be another manifestation of the schizophrenic nature of the hard leftists who unfortunately sit at the levers of power in this country and whose double-mindedness should now be clear to all but the dullest among us. Allow me to explain. A San Francisco (where else?) based and HIV infected “leader”of the homosexual community began a serious campaign encouraging fellow HIV carriers to attempt to bypass or...
  • How Do Democrats Avoid Political Ownership of the Ebola Crisis? (VANITY)

    10/03/2014 9:51:50 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    The Administration says it's very unlikely Ebola will ever make it to the United States. It does. They say they have it under control. We see in Dallas the family found out on the news about the infected man and CDC has told them nothing. This the same day a press conference from the Administration assures us they have everything under control. How does Obama avoid complete political ownership of this catastrophe? I've heard now Van Jones trying to blame budget cuts or sequestration, But that won't fly. These are policy decisions: Keep open borders and no travel restrictions during...
  • Obama Calls for Illegal Votes!

    10/03/2014 3:34:34 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 19 replies
    Vanity | 9/3/2014 | Self
    Obama says, to an illegal immigrant activists meeting in Washington DC, 'Si se puede, si votamos!' 'Yes we can , if we vote'. And calls to dilute American citizens votes in a naked power grab. Diluting citizen votes and overturning the will of the American voters by using illegal outsiders, Obama exposes his plan to transform America without 'We the People'. Considering that this is election season and only a month away. American voters can tell Obama and the Democrats how they feel about having their votes taken away.
  • GOPe: Let's Have It Out. Will You Support Cruz?

    10/02/2014 12:09:44 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 138 replies
    Self | 10/02/2014 | Uncle Miltie
    The GOPe wing of Free Republic requires that the Conservative wing of Free Republic swallow our distaste for their Democrat-Lite Karl Rove Approved (TM) candidates in order to win seats labeled (R) at the expense of conservative principle. Okay, let's put the shoe on the other foot: If Ted Cruz is winning 45% of the Republican vote in early primaries, will you require your Karl Rove Approved (TM) candidate withdraw and unreservedly throw your support behind the winning candidate Ted Cruz? Slightly differently stated, are you primarily interested in beating Democrats or Conservatism?
  • Bringing a Bird into the United States - CDC (VANITY)

    10/02/2014 10:37:44 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 18 replies
    CDC requires this for birds: Quarantine the bird for 30 days, at the owner's expense, in a USDA animal import centerExternal Web Site Icon (listed on the APHIS website). And here are the requirements for monkeys:
  • Ebola and Taking Temperatures with Forehead Thermometers

    09/30/2014 8:18:49 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 49 replies
    self | Sept.30,014 | FR_Addict
    To check for Ebola in airports, they are taking temperatures using forehead thermometers. It seems to me all someone would have to do is use a paper towel and put cool water on the forehead just before the temperature is taken.
  • Habit and Voting.

    09/30/2014 10:20:54 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    We do most things in our lives out of habit. Each of us has various routines that outline our day, family and lives. This isn’t to say we shouldn’t step back now and then to consider change for the sake of improvement, for we should, yet just as the sun follows a predictable yearly path, man has a natural tendency to favor the familiar and regular. So, out of habit I will vote in the mid-term election. Aside from local and state officers, my representative Steve Southerland (FL-2) is in a tight race against a legacy candidate, the daughter of...
  • The Meaning of Crony Capitalism

    09/29/2014 8:16:53 PM PDT · by jespasinthru · 28 replies
    Vanity | 9/29/2014 | jespasinthru
    Last year I took an Ethics class at school. Our professor gave us a lecture about the pros and cons of Capitalism. And at the end of the lecture, he asked us if we could define "crony capitalism". We all drew a blank. We'd all heard the phrase, but we didn't quite understand it. So he broke it down to us in very simplistic terms: "Let's sat that you own a cow. And your neighbor owns one hundred cows. But he's so greedy that he wants your cow, too. So he bribes corrupt politicians to pass laws that will take...
  • Thank You Letters

    09/27/2014 7:35:29 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 12 replies
    Self ^ | September 26, 2014 | huckfillary
    When I was growing up, my mother made me write and send Thank You notes to each and every person who ever gave me a gift—Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, graduation gifts, you name it. It’s a habit I carried into adulthood. When my wife and I were married, we had Thank You cards in the mail within a week of the occasion. We have been blessed with a 17-year-old son. Ever since he’s been old enough to grasp a pen, he has been sending out Thank You cards for every gift received on every occasion. It’s only right and proper....
  • FaceBook Page of the Muslim Oklahoma Beheader

    Another Freeper just shared the information to this FaceBook Page of the OK beheader. I thought it's interesting and informative enough that should have its thread of its own. Some of the comments are statements like It's somewhat interesting to see his conversion to ISLAM. About a year ago his postings were relatively normal, like excited about his new job, about the SuperBowl, and typical jive talk stuff." His rantings become insane as soon as he obviously became Muslim. " Dnt yall knw why the Eastern part of the world hates Amerika? Everything God says don't do Amerika does. 1.Don't...