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  • Justin Trudeau tones down warm welcome for migrants as Canada struggles to cope with influx

    08/25/2017 8:07:26 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 48 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 08/25/2017 | Harriet Alexander
    Justin Trudeau has sought to tone down the warm welcome he promised to migrants, after arrivals at the Canadian border hit 250 a day, leaving immigration officials struggling to cope with the influx. To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada — Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 28, 2017 But since the start of the year more than 11,300 people have crossed into Canada by foot from the US, with the surge due in large part to fears about Mr Trump’s immigration policy. Canada is on track to record...
  • Poland Prepares ‘Absolutely Huge’ Welcome for Trump

    07/05/2017 6:15:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    WSJ ^ | 07/05/17 | Anton Troianovski
    Nation plans an elaborate reception for president as he gives a major speech in Warsaw this week WARSAW—Like many of his fellow Polish pro-government lawmakers, Dominik Tarczynski is sending a busload of constituents to Warsaw on Thursday to cheer for President Donald Trump. The buses are being provided by a foundation close to the governing party. “It’s going to be huge—absolutely huge,” Mr. Tarczynski said of the coming welcome for Mr. Trump. “They just love him, the people in Poland—they just really love him.” Poland is working to put on a hero’s welcome for Mr. Trump as he prepares...
  • New member

    11/13/2016 7:20:46 AM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 40 replies
    Hi there. I'm a "new" member - actually I have been on here under a different name (I honestly can't remember it) over 10 years ago. I lived in Canada then and did for 30+ years but I am now in the southern USA attending my graduate school. I am sick of all the political correctness and extreme cost/tax increases that are being seen in liberal regions (I saw it when in Canada, where my region - somewhat conservative - was being badly outnumbered by big city liberals). I'm now in a fairly red state, and it is so much...
  • US will welcome target of 10,000 Syria refugees, says Kerry

    07/13/2016 7:34:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 110 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/13/16 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - The United States will welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year as promised by President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Tuesday. Washington has been criticized by some activists for moving too slowly to settle those fleeing the conflict, while Obama's opponents warn their number may include terrorists. But Kerry said the United States is now on course to admit 10,000 vulnerable refugees, chosen from UN camps and vetted by US security and intelligence agencies. "It's also representing six-fold increase over what we did the year before," Kerry said, referring to the US fiscal year,...
  • patriots, conservatives, like minded friends

    05/07/2015 3:44:40 PM PDT · by Misty K. R. · 61 replies
    I just joined and am looking for like minded individuals to be friends with and discuss issues.
  • The truth about AUTOGYNEPHILIA (Bruce Jenner problem?)

    Bruce Jenner is a raging autogynephile! Great article that cuts through the "gender identity" BS and tells what's really happening.
  • Is Saudi Arabia Allowing Jews to Work in the Kingdom?

    12/30/2014 10:38:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/12/14 | Ben Ariel
    Saudi Arabia has reportedly begun to allow Jews to work in the kingdom, according to a local newspaper. On Tuesday, the Saudi daily Al-Watan reported that Saudi authorities are now allowing people of all faiths, including Jews, to work in the kingdom, saying this was proof of the country's openness to other religions and cultures. The report was translated from Arabic by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). The Saudi religious establishment is divided over the issue of foreign workers in the country, noted MEMRI, due to differing interpretations of a hadith of the Prophet Mohammed that states, "Remove...
  • City officials welcome German students

    04/19/2014 6:15:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Adam Curtis
    SIERRA VISTA — After spending the morning at Buena High School, a group of 16 students from Radebeul, Germany visited Sierra Vista City Hall on Thursday. Meeting with Mayor Rick Mueller, City Council Member Gwen Calhoun, and City Manger Chuck Potucek, the students learned about some of the differences and similarities in how the city operates here compared to Sierra Vista’s sister city, back in Germany. The same can be said for many aspects of the local culture, like how the schools work, what the food is like and, of course, the climate. “The cars are very different, and the...
  • P.G. council member Toles to welcome new Chick-fil-A

    08/09/2012 9:15:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2012 | Andrea Noble
    The decision whether to eat at Chick-fil-A has become a hot-button issue since the fast food company’s president opened up about his support for traditional marriage, but one local politician says she’s not making a political statement by welcoming the company with open arms. Prince George's County Council member Karen R. Toles, a Democrat, said she’s attending the opening of a Chick-fil-A in District Heights on Thursday to celebrate the economic development in her community. “When you have someone who hires over 100 people from your county alone, that is something to celebrate,” Ms. Toles said. Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy...
  • Obama Says Jobs Report Is 'Welcome' News, as Romney Blasts Job Growth As 'Weak'

    04/07/2012 5:38:31 AM PDT · by Son House · 8 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 06, 2012 |
    Economists have worried all along that job growth couldn't sustain the strong December-to-February pace. They also worry that a 66-cent run-up in gasoline prices (to a national average $3.94 a gallon) so far this year will discourage consumer spending -- though American households are more resilient financially after cutting their debts. Most economists expect annual growth this year of just 2.5 percent. Normally, it takes annual growth of 4 percent to lower the unemployment rate 1 percentage point over a year. The job market is improving largely because the pace of layoffs has fallen sharply. The staffing firm Challenger, Gray...
  • Newbie to Free Republic

    03/19/2012 1:17:13 PM PDT · by TPD_Jim.Smith · 196 replies
    I am new to Free Republic. I look forward to being a small part of this community. I see by many of the postings that most of the posters on this website are ANTI-Romney. That is good because I am too. I am a conservative from Tallahassee, Florida. I am torn between Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. Reading some of the postings I see there are passionate folks on the Newt side as well as on the Rick side. I am leaning toward Rick Santorum because I think he can best beat Romney in the Primary and frankly I think...
  • Hundreds cheer Wounded Warriors at Bush Intercontinental Airport

    05/21/2011 7:26:06 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 7 replies
    KHOU 11 News Houston ^ | May 20, 2011 | Doug Miller
    HOUSTON—Hundreds of people gathered at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Friday to welcome more than 200 wounded veterans to Houston. The veterans, many of them in wheelchairs or on crutches, passed through a cordon of cheering civilians waving flags and yelling their thanks. Some people in the crowd stepped out to shake the veterans hands or hug them and welcome them to Texas. "Awesome," said one of the veterans. "God bless Texas." (snip) "In the morning they’re going to see 200 boats sitting on the water with volunteers that are opening their hearts to show these soldiers a really good time...
  • Big welcome home set for returning soldiers

    03/24/2011 4:57:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 1+ views
    SIERRA VISTA Herald/Review ^ | Beatrice Richardson • Herald/Review
    Ty Langley, 13, helps hang up a welcome home poster for soldiers of Bravo Company, 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, who are expected to arrive sometime this morning from Afghanistan. In the second photo, Ty’s mother, Tracy Langley, and he look over a number of welcome home banners to be put up in the Barnes Field House on the post. She is the wife of Capt. C.J. Langley, the company commander, who deployed for a year to Afghanistan, and is expected to return to the fort on the next flight either later this month or early in April. The advance party...
  • Marjah Locals Welcome Operation Moshtarak as a 'New Dawn'

    02/20/2010 11:27:10 AM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 292+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Courtesy UK Ministry of Defence
    Courtesy UK Ministry of Defence As Operation MOSHTARAK enters its second week, local people in Marjah have voiced their thanks to the ISAF troops involved in clearing the area of insurgents. In a briefing to the media today, Friday 19 February 2010, UK military spokesman Major General Gordon Messenger said that locals within the agricultural population of the town are welcoming troops arriving in the area. Operation MOSHTARAK is being conducted in Marjah area by predominantly American and Afghan troops, while British troops and their Afghan partners have been concentrating in the Nad 'Ali district. Maj Gen Messenger said...
  • Ask anything about Sweden.

    02/11/2010 2:24:36 PM PST · by The Swedish Guy · 249 replies · 3,932+ views
    Hi! New member here. Just wanted to see if there are any interesting questions about Sweden. I'll answer them all as best as I possibly can.
  • Are You New To Free Republic or the Tea Party Movement and/or former Obama supporters?

    02/10/2010 4:24:12 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 208 replies · 2,711+ views
    Today Feb 10, 2010 | self
    Saw a post today from someone who was an Obama supporter but who now regrets that support very much and is slowly but surely becoming educated and aware of the deception that was perpetrated to get Obambi into power. Met a table full of people at the Tea Party Nation convention banquet who were in the Tea Party movement but who had never heard of Free Republic (and of course, recommended FR to them all). Wondering if those who may be new to FR from either of these domains might want to post some comments.
  • Welcome Home - From Ford

    02/03/2010 10:43:41 AM PST · by TruthBeforeAll · 10 replies · 774+ views
    Unknown ^ | Ford
  • Just started here

    01/17/2010 9:31:34 PM PST · by ksgoat · 34 replies · 878+ views
    I have just fully gotten my account started on this site. I have read Free Republic for a few years now. But I believe it is important to get the message of what the Republic is out to all. I am retired from the US NAVY, Dad to four, grand-dad to eight, Married to Sharon since 1983. I have survived cancer. I lost my left kidney to it this past September. Conservative almost to a fault as I was brought up as a liberal democrat. Mom was a teacher and Dad was a telephone lineman(IBEW). Voted for a Democrat for...
  • MA FREEPERS: Help Welcome Obama To MA on Sunday

    01/15/2010 9:18:42 PM PST · by no dems · 35 replies · 1,258+ views
    January 15, 2010 | no dems
    Hey Massachusetts Freepers: TELL ME IF THIS IS TOO RADICAL. Obama is coming to MA to campaign for Coakley on Sunday. How about if the MA Freepers and MA Tea Partiers combine forces and show up at his rallies and drown him out with BOOS & CAT CALLS and send him packing with his ego in complete meltdown?
  • Redeploying Troops Get Holiday Homecoming

    12/23/2009 3:40:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 267+ views
    BALTIMORE, Dec. 23, 2009 – Two days before Christmas, the longest line today at the airport here wasn’t at a ticket counter, or at security checkpoints. It was at the international terminal, where hundreds of well-wishers lined up to welcome about 150 troops home from combat deployments. Troops returning from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan get a hearty holiday homecoming as they arrive at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. DoD photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Families, veterans, beauty queens, students enjoying the first day of their holiday vacations and even Santa Claus began descending on...