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  • Vanity: PBS Vietnam Series Repeats Myths

    09/25/2017 8:29:11 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 85 replies
    Vanity / Various ^ | September 24, 2017 | Mark Dawidziak
    Myth: American vs. Enemy dead. Myth that Americans got beat on the battlefield. Fact: 1.1 million North Vietnamese and Viet Cong were killed - by estimate of the current Vietnamese government. So the actual numbers likely even higher than that. American dead numbered under 60,000. https://www.britannica.com/event/Vietnam-War Myth Blacks suffered deaths disproportionately. This myth persists in school history books and was repeated in the PBS documentary. Here are the facts: During the Vietnam War era (draft era to be precise) blacks of military age made up 13.5 percent of the total population, but only 9.7 percent of the Vietnam era military...
  • Vanity: Is the NFL Risking Its Tax-Exempt Status Engaging in Political Activity?

    09/25/2017 4:47:21 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 60 replies
    VANITY
    The NFL is now a 'non-profit' corporation. Goodell gets paid $40 million+ a year. The League takes in $9.5 billion. Taxpayers have footed the bill for $7 billion in stadiums to play the games. Are they risking that non-profit status via political activity? See the links below for more info: “In my mind, the NFL doesn’t fit very well [into 501(c)(6) status]” Hackney says. “They do some good things with charity, but the majority of what they do is promote the brand of the NFL and the 32 teams.” http://www.witf.org/news/2014/10/why-is-the-nfl-a-nonprofit.php In return for its favored tax-status, a charitable nonprofit promises...
  • Boycott Businesses the use NFL Players as Spokesman ??? (Vanity - It's the next logical step)

    09/25/2017 4:35:56 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 42 replies
    Sept 25, 2017
    So if everyone would start calling and texting LOCAL businesses that employ NFL spokesmen (Subshops, Car Dealers, etc) and complain, I think that revenue stream would dry up pretty quickly for these punks ...
  • Some people are just more equal than others?

    09/25/2017 10:29:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    No matter how hard they work, there's no way in hell that ALL black kids can excel in sports through high school and college and then go on to become privileged multi-millionaires playing for professional teams. Guess some people are just more equal than others.
  • Star Trek Discovery Live Thread

    09/24/2017 4:31:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 146 replies
    September 24, 2017
    The original Star Trek series debuted on TV 51 years ago - September 8, 1966. Since then it has spawned several movies and sequel / prequel series'. Tonight, the latest series, Star Trek Discovery will premier at 8/7c on CBS, free. As to the remaining episodes, you will have to pay for them on CBS All Access. Will you want to continue watching and pay for it? Watch tonight's episode and decide for yourself. For you folks in the Eastern and Central time zones, it begins in only a few minutes.
  • Democrats and Liberals are "normalizing" hatred of America (Vanity)

    09/24/2017 11:30:23 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 27 replies
    9/24/17
    We here at FR know this but it still needs to be said, spread and read.
  • Flashback: Greek Soccer Player Banned for Nazi Salute

    09/24/2017 6:22:15 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    Giorgos Katidis, a 20-year-old Greek soccer player who celebrated a game-winning goal on Saturday by giving a Nazi salute to fans in Athens, has been banned for life from representing his country in international tournaments. The Hellenic Football Federation met Sunday in response to the incident and decided to ban the player, who has previously captained the national team in youth competitions. “The player’s action to salute to spectators in a Nazi manner is a severe provocation, insults all the victims of Nazi barbarity and injures the deeply pacifist and human character of the game,” the federation said as Greece...
  • Vanity / Twitter: Hillary Clinton Links to Video of Children Dancing with her Book

    09/23/2017 9:23:10 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    This video from my local bookstore @scatteredbooks in Chappaqua put a smile on my face! Love the soundtrack, too.
  • Collins, Murkowski and McCain Need To Be Stripped Of All Committee Positions

    09/22/2017 10:59:28 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 25 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9/22/2017 | LRoggy
    That's it. Fed up with the three of them. I give Paul a pass since he is a Doctor and will only vote for the perfect . . . let the voters in Kentucky decide on his fate. McCain, Murkowski and Collins need to pay a penalty for putting themselves and their egos and dislike of this President ahead of what's good for the country. Bombard their offices with calls and curse them out. I'm sure there will things in the new bill I don't like but take what you can get now and revisit it next year.
  • My Letter to John McCain's Office Email (Feel Free to Copy and Paste For Your Own Letter)

    09/22/2017 11:18:14 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 30 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9/22/17 | LRoggy
    Here is the letter I just wrote: I can not believe I ever voted for you for President . . . actually I was voting for Sarah, not you anyhow. As a conservative I am fed up with this attitude of not taking what you can get and revisiting the issue another year solely because it is not perfect. Anyone who votes against this should be immediately stripped of their committee posts and standing in the Party. You have let your anger towards President Trump and ego get in the way of what this country needs right now, and that...
  • Confederate Statues and Capitalism

    09/21/2017 6:16:04 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 6 replies
    Sept 21, 2017 | MosesKnows
    Confederate Statues and Capitalism Someone in a famous Paltalk political chat room I favor offered a link from a local morning radio show pair who borrowed the “A Place for Mom” theme. Finding a home for Confederate Statues. They titled their segment, “A Place for Bob”, with Bob for Robert E. Lee. It was entertaining but I found it thought provoking. The issue of Confederate Statues is simply whether the removal is legal. Assuming the majority of the removals is legally accomplished I wonder where they will go. This is where Capitalism enters the scene. I believe a display of...
  • Hurricane Maria has endangered the family of Puerto Rico born FReeper JRios1968 [update @45]

    09/21/2017 5:16:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    September 21, 2017
    Received from my friend JRios1968: "One of my sisters, and my stepmom, are still unaccounted for after Hurricane Maria" Please pray for their safety. Thank you.
  • Was President Trump's Debt Delay Compromise a Feint to buy time to Kill Obamacare?

    09/21/2017 3:49:42 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 59 replies
    Greatest Political Fake Ever? | Sept 22, 2017 | 11th_VA
    We would never even be talking about another vote to kill Obamacare, if President Trump had not "accepted" the Schuler-Pelosi proposal to delay the debt ceiling vote. The clock would have simply ran out while congress spend September debating the budget and debt-ceiling. With that vote delayed, President Trump bought time for the Senate to revisit Obamacare. If the repeal vote takes place, and the Republicans can pull off a win, President Donald J. Trump will get credit for pulling off one of the greatest political maneuvers ever. Just Saying !!!
  • Twitter: GA Tech Protests Turning Violent

    09/18/2017 6:47:51 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 97 replies
    Campus is on lockdown. This is after the shooting of the dude with a knife last night who came at a police officer. Suicide by cop.
  • 3 Nights of Rioting in St. Louis (Total Media Blackout)

    09/17/2017 8:11:25 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 67 replies
    https://twitter.com/SLMPD | 09/17/2017 | St. Louis Police
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I haven't seen a single article on Free Republic, or on any place I frequent, talking about the three nights (so far) of rioting in St. Louis after that verdict. St. Louis police is reporting on their twitter that just tonight, there has been significant damage done to businesses in the downtown area, chemicals thrown at police, arrests, injuries received by cops, and weapons and ANTIFA/BLM flags confiscated from violent criminals. See the link above for more information, as I don't know how to post pictures from twitter onto free republic, unfortunately.
  • Re: "The party's over: Republicans and Democrats are both finished"

    09/14/2017 3:06:21 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 144 replies
    Jim Robinson
    Well, there was this little thing called a VOTER REBELLION that occurred last November. Neither party wants to take responsibility (yet) for their own shortcomings, and neither party wants to admit (yet) that it's really happening. It'll take another election or two where the voters throw the bums out before they start getting the message. It's way too early to send the success or failure of Trump's presidency to the jury, but I'm still happy. He already saved the nation from complete collapse under either Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton, the two uni-party favorites. The establishment elites from both parties...
  • The Georgia / Alabama Irma Thread

    09/11/2017 4:57:07 AM PDT · by Eagles Field · 67 replies
    9-11-17 | Eagles Field
    Power outage reports, request for assistance, tornado reports. Expecting peak winds up to 50MPH, 3-7 inches of rain. 8AM - 9/11, 40 miles NW of Atlanta, all is well and a little wet.
  • Dreamers Not Accountable for Their Parent's Behavior, Yet Conservative Children Are

    09/09/2017 10:02:47 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 25 replies
    9/9/17 | Originalbuckeye
    The bullying of Conservatives has become trendy, with Big Media leading the charge. The Democrats in Dem 'leadership' are disgusting with their support of the Leftist groups that cause violence and bodily injury and encourage the support of 'youths' to join in on Social Media.
  • "legends never die…Shawty Lo Forever."

    09/09/2017 5:15:07 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 31 replies
    AJC ^ | Timeless | Consequences of Choices
    I wish I wasn’t the one to bring this tragedy to these vaulted pages amidst the litany of bad news we’ve huddled together against. I’m only the messenger of this giant’s downfall, who no doubt touched us all. Rapper Shawty Lo has died in a car accident in Atlanta. The 40-year-old rapper, born Carlos Walker, was ejected from his vehicle after he crashed into two trees on his way home from an Atlanta strip club. Walker leaves behind 11 children from 10 different mothers. He made headlines in 2013 when the television network Oxygen announced a special about the rapper...
  • DACA and the Courts

    09/07/2017 2:14:07 PM PDT · by street_lawyer · 8 replies
    Vanity: Sixteen states have filed lawsuits claiming that President Trump’s rescission of the directive on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Firstly, as many of you already know, the 14th Amendment does not apply to the Federal Government, but only State action. Secondly, the 5th Amendment “due process” clause which does apply to federal action has been tortured and twisted and interpreted by former liberal courts to incorporate equal protection guarantees. The 16-state argument is that since most of the people who would be affected are Mexican and...