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  • 'Frontline' Series With Thomas Erdbrink: 'Our Man In Tehran'

    08/14/2018 8:31:43 AM PDT · by yoe · 3 replies
    NPR ^ | August 13, 2018 | Heard on Morning Edition
    DAVID GREENE, HOST: When the U.S. reimposed sanctions on Iran earlier this month after pulling out of the nuclear deal, it was just the latest in a long saga of tensions between the two countries. And often, when those tensions flare up, we call on Dutch journalist Thomas Erdbrink to get the view from Iran. He's the Tehran bureau chief for The New York Times, and he's one of the few Western journalists living in Iran. I often leave our brief interviews with Thomas wanting to know more about him and his life there, and now we will get the...
  • Tamar Braxton Responds to Delta Airlines’ Statement Rebuking Her ‘Unusual Behavior’

    08/13/2018 8:42:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Sandrarose ^ | August 1, 2018
    Tamar Braxton Responds to Delta Airlines’ Statement Rebuking Her ‘Unusual Behavior’ Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Tamar Braxton has responded to a Delta Airlines statement blaming her “unusual behavior” and her refusal to follow a flight attendant’s instructions during a recent flight. Tamar’s sister Towanda accused a Delta pilot of ridiculing Tamar after the pilot left the safety of the reinforced cockpit to deal with the part-time singer’s unruly behavior. “@tamarbraxton got ridiculed by a pilot for flying while black on Delta,” Towanda wrote in an Instagram post dated July 28. “Wow! I guess being a diamond and double million miler...
  • From Palos de la Frontera, Westward Bound

    08/03/2018 7:23:10 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 3, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On August 3, 1492, Cristoforo Colombo (yes, you non-Italians spell it Christopher Columbus) set sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain, with three ships – the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria – headed for Asia. And he might have made it, too, eventually… if the Western Hemisphere hadn’t been in the way. As it was, he gets the credit for discovering the Americas (even if a clever cartographer named Amerigo Vespucci grabbed up the naming rights first). Would some other European eventually have had the same idea, twenty, fifty or a hundred years later? Certainly. Eventually, the Europeans...
  • Am I mistaken?

    07/31/2018 5:55:34 AM PDT · by spacewarp · 19 replies
    Self | 07/31/2018 | Paul Rivers
    Just a strange question that's been rumbling around in my mind and I wanted to get some intelligent folks to discuss it, so I came to FreeRepublic, as always. A few weeks ago, President Trump (and no, even as a third party guy, I don't get tired of saying that) enacted tarrifs on China. In an act of sheer desperation, China reportedly devalued their currency by 45%. Currently, we owe China $5.6 trillion. Does this mean that we now owe them $3.36 trillion? Does it mean that we would be able to borrow from the Fed and private sources $3.36...
  • Six Reasons Why Barack Obama Is the Worst President in History

    07/31/2018 5:43:28 AM PDT · by RPMack · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/26/2018 | Mat Margolis
    By now you’ve probably heard of polls that say Americans believe that “Donald Trump is the worst president in history” or that presidential scholars have ranked Trump “dead last.” I can tell you right now to ignore the polls and the so-called experts. While it may be too early to properly gauge presidential rankings for recent presidents, I am confident that history will ultimately judge Barack Obama as the worst president our nation has ever seen.
  • Five Clues Don Jr.’s Trump Tower Meeting Was Set Up as Dem Dirty Trick

    07/29/2018 8:00:29 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 27, 2018 | Aaron Klein
    Five Clues Don Jr.’s Trump Tower Meeting Was Set Up as Dem Dirty Trick NEW YORK — Amid renewed news media attention focusing on the infamous brief meeting at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016 between individuals tied to Russia, Donald Trump Jr. and other campaign officials, it is instructive to review the largely unreported details surrounding the get-together that point to the increasing likelihood of the confab being set up as a dirty trick against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Below, in no particular order, are five key details drawn from Breitbart News investigative reporting that raise immediate questions about...
  • (Personal) Mother Diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer's disease

    07/23/2018 1:31:36 PM PDT · by lyby · 97 replies
    lyby ^ | 07-23-2018 | lyby
    I suppose this is how dementia/Alzheimer's disease progresses... Or is it the medication? Or a combination?
  • Boost your chances of getting hired with one simple thing

    07/16/2018 10:09:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 16, 2018 | Jill Cornfield
    Given what your mother always told you to do, you’d be surprised how few people do the one simple thing that can help push you closer to getting hired. That’s right. It’s the thank-you note. Just a quarter of entry-level job applicants typically sent a thank-you note after completing a job interview in 2017, according to iCIMS’ Class of 2018 Jobs Outlook report. iCIMS is a global talent acquisition software company. It might seem as dated as flip phones but sending a thank-you letter is critical, said Vicki Salemi, a career expert at Monster.com in New York. “There is no...
  • Reciprocity Is the Method to Trump’s Madness

    07/12/2018 3:26:50 AM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies
    American Greatness ^ | July 12, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Critics of Donald Trump claim there is no rhyme or reason to his foreign policy. But if there is a consistency, it might be called reciprocity. Trump tries to force other countries to treat the United States as it treats them. In “don’t tread on me” style, he also warns enemies that any aggressive act will be replied to in kind. Trump approaches NAFTA in the same reductionist way. The 24-year-old treaty was supposed to stabilize, if not equalize, all trade, immigration, and commerce between the three supposed North American allies.[snip] It never quite happened that way. Unequal tariffs remained....
  • Alright who is the clown who tampered with Wikipedias Democratic Underground page? (Vanity)

    07/08/2018 11:19:46 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 46 replies
    7/9/18
    The DUmmies are in an uprorar! "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Underground"> DemocraticUnderground Democratic Underground From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For starters, these delusional troglodytes think Bernie could have beaten Trump. They are now doubling down and moving further left. Sad. They will then throw another hissy fit as the God Emperor wins in 2020. Democratic Underground DUmmies is a rabid, virulent anti-American collection of malcontents, sickos and outright traitors. It is monitored by the US FBI, DOJ and Secret Service. It is run and populated by Hillary toadies who still cannot deal with losing the 2016 election. It's nickname is "Snowflake Central". Most, if...
  • ANYONE USING / HAPPY WITH A REVERSE DIRECTORY WEBSITE?

    07/06/2018 12:46:18 PM PDT · by BTerclinger · 69 replies
    07/06/18 | Self
    I am getting a lot of spam phone calls lately, with a sprinkling of new Doctor's offices calling to confirm appointments, prescriptions etc. Most are not showing caller-ID. I used to have reasonable success using DuckDuckGo to find out if the telephone number was spam or a collection agency, but now the free "Who Is Calling Me?!" websites are all returning long ranges of telephone numbers, and/or non-specific names. Wondering if anyone here has subscribed to one or more of those online reverse directory services, and are they worth it? Thanks in advance.
  • FReep Poll : 3 question Litmus Test

    06/10/2018 4:59:11 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 41 replies
    This Thread Only ^ | 10 July 2018 | JohnThree3to16
    Political Litmus Test: 10 July 2018 Please rate the "strength" of and/or your "personal passion" of your personal thoughts from 1 to 100 on each of these three Issues. 1 of 3: Abortion Rights: Give yourself 1 point (far left) if you believe Abortion is a fundamental right of a woman to "CHOOSE" and should not only be legal but paid for under National Healthcare for ALL including undocumented residents of the United States including late term abortions and "partial birth abortions". Give yourself 50 points (center) if you feel strongly that Abortion should be legal with some restrictions/regulations etc....
  • Presidential Tweet: 8 June 2018 [Ref G-7 Trade Deal]

    06/08/2018 3:32:10 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 8 replies
    DJT Via Twitter ^ | 8 June 2018 | DJT Via Twitter
    Looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G-7 countries. If it doesn’t happen, we come out even better!
  • Spitting up immigrant/illegal families who sneak into the US :101

    06/07/2018 9:51:14 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 6 replies
    Links at body | 6/7/2018 | Sickoflibs
    If you Google ‘Separated immigrant families’ you will find a ton of posts condemning the current policy of the US finding a temporary place for the children to live while their parents are detained after sneaking across the border together. In most or all of them Trump is condemned. The origin of this policy comes from The Flores Settlement(1997). The Flores Settlement Agreement (Flores) imposed several obligations on the immigration authorities, which fall into three broad categories: 1. The government is required to release children from immigration detention without unnecessary delay to, in order of preference, parents, other adult relatives,...
  • Baby Name ‘Melania’ Flying Up the Charts

    05/12/2018 8:12:42 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 May 2018 | MICHELLE MOONS
    "Melania” was among the top five baby names in rising popularity last year, the first year of Melania Trump’s time as first lady of the United States. The name “Melania” came in just behind “Ensley,” “Oaklynn,” “Dream,” and “Oaklyn” in rising popularity for 2017, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration. The name Melania flew 720 spots up the chart from 2016 to 2017.....A CNN/SSRS poll released this week revealed the rising popularity of Mrs. Trump. Fifty-seven percent of Americans viewed her favorably in the new poll – a ten percent jump from a January poll, according to Politico. Mrs....
  • Sarah Palin shines in D.C. for Trump MAGA Coalition

    05/11/2018 7:38:36 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 40 replies
    Conservatives4palin ^ | May 11, 2018 | iizthatiiz
    Sarah Palin was the headliner last night at a MAGA Coalition event held at the Trump International in Washington D.C. She had lots and lots to say! She was brought to the stage by social media sensations Diamond and Silk, "A true patriot. We call her sassy and classy." Palin thanked the duo, saying "You are my sisters", quipping that "I figure, if Kanye and Trump may be brothers" … leaving the comparison for the audience to decipher, then paid tribute to Kanye West’s independent thinking. "I did read recently that Senator McCain", Palin began to say, but was immediately...
  • Statewide property tax proposed by Chicago Fed

    05/11/2018 6:11:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 38 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Mark Glennon
    Glennon: Statewide property tax proposed by Chicago Fed By Mark Glennon - An audible gasp went out in the breakout room I was in at last month's pension eventcosponsored by The Civic Federation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. That was when a speaker from the Chicago Fed proposed levying, across the state and in addition to current property taxes, a special property assessment they estimate would be about 1% of actual property value each year for 30 years. Evidently, that wasn't reality-shock enough. This week the Chicago Fed published that proposal formally. It's linked here. It surely ranks...
  • Gender and Sex: They Are NOT Interchangeable - Don't Allow Leftists to Define Terms

    05/08/2018 12:37:22 PM PDT · by walford · 27 replies
    Facebook ^ | 05/08/2018 | walford
    Your genitals determine your biological SEX -- which is male or female. What determines gender [masculine, feminine, neutral] is culture. So in some cultures, a skirt is feminine while in others it is masculine.#YouMightBeALiberal if the Divine was fallible in making you, but you are infallible in what you think you should be. Sex is biological and gender is cultural. There is no such thing, for example, as "neutral sex" -- even if you get your male junk cut off. Then you are an emasculated male. The Left tries to make them interchangeable to so they can blur the...
  • Opioid use lowered with Medical Marijuana

    05/07/2018 4:33:27 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 102 replies
    Medical marijuana appears to have put a dent in the opioid abuse epidemic, according to two studies published Monday. The research suggests that some people turn to marijuana as a way to treat their pain, and by so doing, avoid more dangerous addictive drugs. The findings are the latest to lend support to the idea that some people are willing to substitute marijuana for opioids and other prescription drugs.
  • "Jordan Peterson and Matt Dillahunty debate Religion and Science" [1:43:30]

    05/03/2018 6:47:34 AM PDT · by Voption · 3 replies
    YouTube/Pangborn Philosophy ^ | April 26, 2018 | Peterson/Dillahunty
    Jordan Peterson and Matt Dillahunty discuss religion & science.