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  • 100+ Truck Convoy in Virginia

    05/05/2015 11:07:11 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 34 replies
    Does anyone have any idea what this is all about? Some are suggesting it is for the Special Olympics which raised $30,000 - but 115 trucks has to be carrying much more than $30,000 worth of donations.
  • Vanity: Is the Race Of the Six Baltimore Cops Known?

    04/30/2015 7:56:40 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 35 replies
    my fevered brain | today | me
    I've looked and been unable to find any news story that says whether the six cops who were involved in moving Mr. Grey were Black, White, Hispanic (or, I suppose, other). It's my understanding that five of the six have given statements to the investigators and one, presumably for Fifth Amendment reasons, hasn't. The race of the cops is obviously relevant but i haven't seen anything that says what race(s) they are. The wisdom and knowledge of all Freepers will be gratefully accepted.
  • Obama Lie-Bary

    04/30/2015 4:33:10 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 12 replies
    WGN RADIO | 4-30-15 | me
    Reporting that his Lie-Barry is coming to Chi-Iraq.
  • Hillary is the Only Honest Politician

    04/29/2015 11:51:02 AM PDT · by Talisker · 15 replies
    April 29, 2015 | Talisker
    What do we all know about every single politician? That they are corrupt. I know, every once in awhile we come across one that we feel good about. But then we do background research and find this or that, and we shrug and say, “yeah, well, politics is a dirty business, you’ve got to take the best you can get.” And it’s true, politics IS a dirty business. You need money and influence to run and get elected, and money and influence aren’t free. Specifically, they want payback, and lots of it. So principled politicians try to show that their...
  • HASHTAG BACKLASH! GREAT Anti-Hillary Meme Pics from Twitter!

    04/13/2015 11:47:16 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 99 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3-13-2015 | TCRLAF
    Seems Hillary is just getting BLASTED on Twitter. Share these great memes on Facebook, Instragram, and everywhere else!!
  • Frozen Four: PC 4 -- BU 3

    04/11/2015 7:28:06 PM PDT · by Labyrinthos · 19 replies
    Vanity | April 11, 2015 | Me
    PC beats BU to win its first NCAA Hockey Championship. FYI -- PC is one of of the few Catholic colleges that is still an a Catholic college.
  • Product Reviews are Broken (referring to Apple Watch reviews)

    04/10/2015 10:21:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 91 replies
    Above Avalon ^ | April 09, 2015 | Neil Cybart
    Apple Watch reviews were published yesterday. The majority of reviewers thought the Apple Watch was a great device and has potential to be a game changer in how they use technology. The problem is that unless you read every review, you wouldn't have known that. Instead, the collective conclusion from the web yesterday was that the Apple Watch flopped with early reviews. There were 21 Apple Watch reviews published, but the 4 reviews that were more critical of the device got the most attention, leaving the 14 glowing reviews behind. Meanwhile, most of the important features of the Watch such...
  • VANITY: How long are tax refunds taking?

    04/10/2015 5:23:07 PM PDT · by Rio · 101 replies
    Rio | 4/10/2015 | Rio
    My first-ever vanity post... After some amount of web-surfing, it sounds like the IRS is claiming that processing tax returns and issuing refunds may be expected to take longer than normal. They blame this variously on a long-ago shutdown , Obamacare, and lack of funding. So I'm soliciting actual FReeper experiences with 2014 tax refunds and how long it took to get them. If you filed and received your refund, I'd be interested to know roughly when you filed and how long it took. If you filed and HAVEN'T yet received a refund, same thing. Full disclosure: I e-filed last...
  • BREAKING - Video of Harry Reid's Exercise Accident released

    04/08/2015 10:29:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4-8-2015 | TCRLAF
    Language warning....
  • California Liberals are now the "SOAP NAZIS"! (Vanity)

    04/07/2015 4:39:12 PM PDT · by LonePalm · 24 replies
    LonePalm | 4/7/2015 | LonePalm
    I was just thinking about the water problems in California. Governor Moonbeam and his fellow travelers opposed a series of water projects in the '70s that would have lessened the severity of the current water shortage in California. Then they invite in a few million illegal aliens. Now he wants to regulate how long people can take showers? They have turned into Soap Nazis.
  • Loretta Lynch Opposition Growing but Needs HELP!

    04/02/2015 12:01:32 PM PDT · by ExSoldier · 16 replies
    G.O.A. email | 04/2/2015 | Gun Owners of America
    Three months ago, the lapdog media was convinced that the confirmation of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch was a "slam dunk." Now, not so much. Lynch, as you may remember, has been characterized as "Eric Holder in a skirt." She committed, under oath, to continue to push Holder's unconstitutional anti-gun executive amnesty. She is in favor of a semi-auto ban, which should be of interest at a time when the Justice Department is using every means possible to ban semi-autos by executive fiat. In addition, when asked about the central pillar of Barack Obama's anti-gun push -- the universal background...
  • ISIS on Campus: Only in America

    03/26/2015 7:09:59 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 5 replies
    Self | 3/26/14 | Me
    A Dean at Cornell University proclaimed on camera he’d give the green light for an ISIS club on campus in which actual members conducted training exercises. I’m curious if this demonstration of humanitarianism would be preempted by recent video of ISIS soldiers beating, raping, torturing, mutilating, and beheading countless men, women and children in the name of Allah? I also wonder if American Christians would enjoy an equally enthusiastic welcome if similar proof existed of their ranks committing mass atrocities. Oh, that’s right, Christians or Jews really aren’t welcome because the Crusades, which ended over 700 years ago, were a...
  • Is it just me, or has there been a resurgence at FreeRepublic.

    03/25/2015 2:59:35 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 193 replies
    Me | 03/25/2015 | Zeneta
    I have noticed that there seems to be more and more posters on FR that have accounts from the 1990's or early 2000's, that are posting a lot more frequently. I can't be the only one that has noticed this. Maybe it was Ted Cruz, I don't know, but I'd like to know that I'm not alone here.
  • Protestants - Explain "My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?"

    03/19/2015 6:54:07 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 191 replies
    Vanity | 3/19/2015 | pgyanke
    There has been an less-than-productive discussion on this thread regarding the last words of Christ on the Cross. It could be because it started with the suggestion--right in the title--that Catholics don't understand Jesus. Not a great way to initiate dialogue and ecumenism. I would like to take a different approach here. I would like to hear my Protestant brethren explain these words of Christ from the Cross:My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? What does it mean? Why did He say it?
  • Looking for best option to drop cable.

    03/16/2015 6:29:41 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 86 replies
    myself | 3-16-15 | TZ
    (I could live without it, but The Chief of Procuremenet will not.) Is Hulu, Netflix or Amazon Prime the best option for someone who has a few favorite shows? Will show be ONE WEEK behind on episodes or ONE SEASON? (assuming these shows on cable are not available right away) Dish is not an option (she won't allow it on the roof) Will likely be getting DSL from a phone company.
  • CNN BReaking: NJ Sen. Menendez to be Charged with CORRUPTION!

    03/06/2015 11:01:33 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 174 replies
    CNN | 3-6-2015 | TCRLAF
    Influence peddling on behalf a Medicare Fraud doctor, in return for donations.
  • Selling on gunbroker, gunsamerica or similar

    03/07/2015 2:20:57 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    muhself | 3-7-15 | TZ
    have you used any specific site to sell a used piece ? did it work for you? did you get a better price than Cabelas, Gander Mtn, etc. offered? was the price difference worth the extra effort ?
  • What I Learned at CPAC

    02/28/2015 7:04:26 PM PST · by ziravan · 157 replies
    Freeper in Attendance. | 22/28/15 | Self
    So. I flew from Texas as a guest of Ted Cruz' PAC to attend CPAC. I'm in my hotel room in Crystal City getting ready to go back home in the morning. This was my first time to attend CPAC. My observations: 1. Three types of pepole in attendance: college intern type, political operative type, and far fewer: average people. 2. The Paul people were everywhere. Judging by the idiot sitting behind me at the "Big Government Sucks" rally, I'm not impressed. This college kid was trying to explain, very patiently, to his buddy that the problem isn't really big...
  • Why the Globalist Wants Assad of Syria Gone [Vanity]

    02/25/2015 11:31:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The reason Assad has been vilified is because Qatar wants a natural gas pipeline to run through the Arabian peninsula, through Jordan, through SYRIA, to Turkey. From Turkey, it can connect with existing pipelines to Europe, in order to supply Europe with natural gas. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-16/mystery-sponsor-weapons-and-money-syrian-rebels-revealed This proposed pipeline would threaten Russia economically, as Russia currently supplies Europe with natural gas. Syria and Russia are allies. Thus, Assad said "No" to the proposed Qatar-Turkey pipeline that would run through Syria. Next thing you know, there's an "uprising" in Syria, and Assad is public enemy number one. And when it became clear...
  • Die Winter ... Die!!

    02/25/2015 5:24:43 AM PST · by Maceman · 68 replies
  • ISIS or ISIL a bunch limp wristed pants wetters!!

    02/23/2015 7:19:28 AM PST · by areukiddingme1 · 17 replies
    Vanity | 22 February 2015 | areukiddingme1
    If these cowards (ISIS or ISIL) were really as tough as they say they are -- Then why must they cover their faces. I mean, if the BS that they are peddling is in the name of Allah or Mohamad then why must they cover their faces unless they are ashamed or cowards. Allah knows who they are, right. So if what they are doing is "justified" why must they cover their faces, unless they are simply just a bunch of limp wristed pants wetting cowards. Are they afraid of someone or something...who, who are these cowards afraid of that...
  • Certified Mail Issue.....What to do? (Vanity)

    02/22/2015 11:51:52 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 36 replies
    Long story made short. I mailed my taxes in via USPS Certified Mail last Saturday and when I go to USPS for Tracking it says: "Updated Delivery Day: Thursday, February 19, 2015" with the last status being "Sorting Complete". Obviously that day is past so I am starting to wonder.....were my taxes taken by a postal employee? And it never said "Out For Delivery".....the Sorting Complete message has remained. Checked the weather in Kansas City, MO and it does not look like snow. Anyone ever experience this? I have sent a lot of things Certified Mail and this is the...
  • Vanity: Here's Something You Don't See Everyday:It's All of Obama's Machinations Coming Home To Roos

    02/22/2015 10:17:32 AM PST · by lbryce · 1 replies
    Google Plus ^ | February 22, 2015 | Dina Saloman
  • Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train, equip Islamists against Syria

    02/20/2015 4:17:14 PM PST · by juliosevero · 30 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train, equip Islamists against Syria By Julio Severo The United States and Turkey signed, according to Reuters, an agreement on Thursday to train and equip Islamists to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Turkey will provide an equal number of trainers to work alongside their American military counterparts, said an official at the U.S. military’s Central Command. Reuters said that the agreement is “to train and equip Syrian moderates to fight the Islamic State.” Yet, the same Reuters report said, “Turkey hopes the training will also bolster the weakened and divided Syrian opposition in their...
  • Looking for recommendations - hosting sites (Vanity)

    02/20/2015 7:08:50 PM PST · by tang-soo · 21 replies
    Self ^ | 2/20/2015 | Self
    I value the technical advise found on FreeRepublic concerning technical matters, so looking for a bit of assistance. I have a web site I've built and I'm ready to host it. Much of it will be links to videos that are all housed via Google Drive. I found out youtube no longer supports private (ie login required) links. These videos are mostly family recordings so we wish to provide them only for family members. Google Drive does allow restrictions via specific gmail login accounts. There will also be many other pages supporting Christian literature and links. I've written several articles...
  • Need Help Identifying A US Military System

    02/19/2015 5:46:56 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 61 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2-19-2015 | TCRLAF
    LifeNews is showing a video of a system in 3 transport crates, with lettering in English, that was found in a wrecked Kiev encampment in Debaltseve. I believe it was the 40th Regiment's HQ. Start at4:20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjf95WiAo3g#t=254 They don't really show it well, but my guess is that it could be a Sat Communications System. Others on another website are saying it's likely a US Counter-Mortar Radar. I thought the wealth of knowledge on FR might be able to answer this question?
  • National Review redesign -- what do you think?

    02/19/2015 6:15:13 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    me
    The design of the National Review has changed greatly. Pictures are much bigger and almost fill the screen. I don't like it and prefer Free Republic's cleaner look. I go to political web sites to *read*. What do you think? If enough people grumble maybe they will go back.
  • moving old emails from old computer to new

    02/19/2015 5:59:29 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    me ^ | 2-19-15 | TZ
    Wanting to move old emails from old Windows Live(2006 Vista)to new 8.1 computer. I'd rather not use Microsoft's 'cloud' service (or any other 'cloud') but it seems that's what they push you to do(seems to be the most convenient)
  • Anyone notice this about the ISIS savages?

    02/16/2015 7:05:41 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 57 replies
    02-16-2015 | Me
    Notice most, if not all these barbarians appear to be tall in stature? Look at the still shots of when they paraded the Christians along the beach.
  • Obama's call for war powers to take on ISIS is the start of the "OBAMA CRUSADES" (Unbelievable)

    02/11/2015 11:11:31 PM PST · by Perseverando · 52 replies
    Vanity | February 12, 2015 | Vanity
    There has been much discussion after Obama's contrived comparison of the Crusades and Christianity to Islam and ISIS at the National Prayer Breakfast last week. And then yesterday we have Obama asking for "war powers" to go after ISIS. It just occurred to me, that Obama ironically prophesied his next foreign policy disaster. Obama is launching the 21st century's "Obama Crusades." May God have mercy on America and our military forces.
  • Best retirement places?

    02/13/2015 8:22:22 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 170 replies
    Myself ^ | 2-13-15 | TZ
    Looking for a place with moderate climate,stable government,low crime rate, predominantly English speaking and is not anti-gun .Where someone on a fixed lower income can afford to not have to live like a rat.
  • Obama Attacks Jesus Christ

    02/06/2015 9:59:27 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 69 replies
    Washington Post , Vanity ^ | 7 Feb 15 | Self; Vanity
    He finally did it. He finally went after Jesus Christ. I thought even Obama would wait, would relent. But know, he could not hold his contempt.
  • Lying Brian and Kosovo Hilliary (Vanity)

    02/06/2015 7:20:17 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 16 replies
    I just saw a segment on Hannity where he brought up Clinton's lies (that is plural) about coming under sniper fire in Kosovo. I was in a discussion at work today with a guy and he said it wasn't an issue. I said RINOs won't have the guts to make it an issue.
  • Posting Video (HTML Command Vanity)

    02/06/2015 4:54:01 PM PST · by goldstategop · 50 replies
    Ok, could someone list the command to embed a video in a post or reply? Some sites do this automatically. I need HTML help here. The basics cover posting links and pictures, which I'm familiar with. How does one post a video from say, YouTube on here?
  • One more left

    02/05/2015 6:07:53 PM PST · by Empireoftheatom48 · 28 replies
    This is the one more year, year. Today Zero will only have one more Prayer Breakfast, and one more State of the Union left. Can't wait till the Bum is gone.
  • The Roots of Obama’s Appeasement

    02/05/2015 1:20:48 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/5/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The president’s disastrous foreign policy is as much a product of his own vanity as anything else. Members of the Obama administration have insisted that the Taliban are not terrorists. Those responsible for the recent Paris killings are not radical Islamists. The Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular. Jihad is a “legitimate tenet of Islam.” And “violent extremism,” “workplace violence,” or “man-caused disaster” better describe radical Islamic terrorism. Domestic terrorism is just as likely caused by returning U.S. combat veterans, according to one report by a federal agency. What is the point of such linguistic appeasement? The word “appeasement” long ago...
  • ACA, Whole Foods, and My Sister

    02/04/2015 6:05:44 PM PST · by CityCenter · 75 replies
    Self ^ | 2/5/2015 | Self
    Today my sister's hours were cut yesterday.
  • Looking for a picture

    02/01/2015 11:30:02 AM PST · by MNDude · 24 replies
    I remember seeing a picture of a Nazi propaganda poster. It had two pictures side-by-side. The first picture was a picture of a large state hospital and the second picture was of a lot of cute little homes within the community. The message was basically "how would you rather our state money be spent? " I have been trying to find this poster on the Internet, but have not been successful. Does anyone know where I can find this picture?
  • Vanity - America must put the GITMO terrorists on trial before Obama releases them all

    01/30/2015 6:54:15 AM PST · by jpl · 7 replies
    Friday January 30, 2015 | Myself
    To Congress and prosecutors in the American states, We now know that at least one of the five members of the Taliban that president Obama recently swapped in exchange for deserting U.S. soldier Bowe Berghdal has already attempted to reconnect with his terrorist friends in the Taliban. Others who have been released from Guantanamo Bay in the past have done the same thing and returned to their previous terrorist activities. These men are considered heroes and revered by members of the Taliban, ISIS, and Al Qaeda. It is abundantly clear that this president fully intends to fulfill his pledge to...
  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

    01/28/2015 7:00:21 AM PST · by Stingray · 156 replies
    Self ^ | 1-28-15 | Stingray
    The identity of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse has mystified and intrigued people for centuries. Each symbolizes something, but what do they symbolize? When you see the connection between Revelation, the gospels, and historical facts, then you, too, will begin to understand John's incredibly powerful letter. Let's begin. I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he...
  • What Constitutes The Prime Natural Right of Humans and Animals?

    01/27/2015 12:35:16 PM PST · by Al Gore Vidal · 51 replies
    1/27/2015 | Al Gore Vidal
    *I wrote this a couple of years ago and just came across it while browsing through my computer's files. I don't know if I agree or disagree with this line of thought now, I just found it interesting as an exercise in philosphy. Please comment and critique. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- T. H. Green argued that... “if there are such things as rights at all, then, there must be a right to life and liberty, or, to put it more properly to free life." The right to free life. The right to not be born a slave? The right to have life, to...
  • GREEK ELECTION UPDATE: LEFTIST SYRIZA AND CONSERVATIVE INDEPENDENT GREEKS WILL FORM COALITION

    01/25/2015 10:51:40 PM PST · by Nextrush · 21 replies
    1/26/2015 | Self
    The vote totals are still being finalized but the latest show the SYRIZA Party at 150 of the 300 seats in the Greek parliament with 36.3 percent of the vote. This is one vote short of an overall majority but multiple media sources including "The Wall Street Journal" are reporting that the conservative Independent Greeks, who broke away from the New Democracy (Republican type) Party in 2011 and are firmly against the EU austerity program will join up to stablilize the government. The Independent Greeks (ANEL) won 4.7 percent of the popular vote and 13 seats. The SYRIZA-ANEL alliance would...
  • A method to restore rights to the law abiding in public venues-an idea (Vanity)

    01/25/2015 5:39:53 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    I was thinking about an upcoming event where I will be forced to go into a venue sans gun on my hip because of metal detectors and thought of a way where the law-abiding could carry guns into public venues and metal detectors could be done away with (though this latter point will likely never happen, I admit). Through the creation of a new database containing all violent criminals, the venues could turn away people with no subjectivity. They would even be given the option of levels of information of violent criminals. With an instant background check, people with a...
  • Got a second?

    01/24/2015 7:10:13 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    NRCC | Martha McSally
    Friend, This year has a chance to be incredible for our country, but after President Obama’s speech last night, it’s clear we have a long battle ahead. He just ensured that he will fight our every move with his go-it-alone agenda of vetoes and executive orders. That’s why we need you to stand with us and renew your membership with the NRCC today. Every dollar goes to building a firewall and supporting Conservatives who will ensure YOUR voice is heard. (SNIP) We still need 284 renewals before midnight tonight! Please renew your membership now and show President Obama it’s time...
  • WHY OBAMA HATES AMERICA, EUROPE AND THE WEST

    01/24/2015 11:55:44 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 72 replies
    Vanity | 1/24/2015 | Dick Bachert
    Let's play Connect the Dots. This is not a rocket scientist level game once you complete the connections. Obama's hatred for the West, Western Europe and especially the Brits goes back to the days when the Brits carved up the old Mesopotamia into what is now much of the Middle East. He returned Churchill bust -- a gift from the Brits – within days of entering the White House and routinely disrespectfully props his feet atop the desk fashioned from the timbers of the famed warship HMS Resolute the Brits gifted to President Hayes in 1880) due to their sometimes...
  • DeflateGate (cont'd)

    01/23/2015 8:16:00 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 55 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | Friday, January 23, 2015 | cc
    Patriots defenders constantly make the point that deflated balls were not a big deal last Sunday, because the Pats won so convincingly over Indy. Maybe. But what about the Ravens game a week earlier? That one WAS close - 35-31. Does anyone really think the Pats weren't pulling their under-inflation tricks then, that it just started last week? Other teams raised the issue back in November, so it's reasonable to assume it's been going on since at least then.
  • Why Didn't The Gop Have Ted Cruz Give SOTU Response?

    01/21/2015 3:32:38 AM PST · by Pajamajan · 57 replies
    If anyone saw Ted on Fox News with Megan K-He had the focus group laughing- He was only on for a minute. Imagine what he could have done with the whole response.
  • "American Sniper" review (SPOILER ALERT)

    01/20/2015 6:45:54 AM PST · by LS · 30 replies
    self | 1/20/2015 | LS
    <p>As he had in "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters from Iwo Jima," Director Clint Eastwood continues his exploration of the soldier's mind and personality with "American Sniper." If you expect "Sand of Iwo Jima," you will be sadly disappointed. Eastwood's goal is less to explain why men become soldiers---especially in an all-volunteer force---or even why they fight than it is to understand what combat does to a person.</p>
  • Obama Shows Solidarity with Yemen-sponsored Attack in Paris by Releasing 5 Yemeni Terrorists

    01/15/2015 10:52:37 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 20 replies
    vanity | January 15, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    Obama's release of five more Yemeni terrorists from GITMO yesterday, one week after the terrorist attacks in Paris is beyond words. It wasn't outrageous enough that he didn't appear at the anti-terror march in Paris, he had to follow that up with what can only be described as a show of solidarity with Islamic terrorism since Yemen is where the two Kouachi brothers got their weapons training before their brutal attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine. To say the President of the United States is an Islamic extremist let alone Muslim is unfathomable. But how else can his 'no show' or...
  • Why Third World People so Third World?

    01/13/2015 3:43:21 PM PST · by MNDude · 77 replies
    Maybe this is a rant as much as it is a question, but I often find myself astonished by third (and 2nd) world culture from what I've seen of it. Mexico: OK, this is probably more 2nd world than 3rd world. They do many things like USA. I have inlaws in Mexico, so I've spent some time there. One thing that seems to be consistent, whether you are visiting someone's home or a gas station, is that the toilets are rarely completely functional! So often they'll have a large bucket outside or in the bathroom that you have fill up...