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  • Obama admits to drug, booze and even cocaine use

    10/03/2018 12:43:31 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    AnandTech ^ | Nov 21, 2007
    As a young man Obama was a smart guy who didn?t put much effort into his school. He liked to goof off, chase girls and play basketball. And then he started drinking and smoking pot and even used coke when he could afford it. And then something happened during college that made he smartened up and realize that he was wasting his life. He turned his life around and become the success that he is today. As a young man Bush was a smart guy who didn?t put much effort into school either. Some time after school he started drinking...
  • Once again those in the weak-kneed majority think Democrats run Congress and the country.

    09/23/2018 6:35:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Spectator ^ | 9/22/2018
    Once again those in the weak-kneed majority think Democrats run Congress and the country.
  • Don’t be fooled – Karl Marx was a hate-filled totalitarian whose ideas killed millions

    09/05/2018 7:08:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07.09.18 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    The thought of Karl Marx, a German political agitator whose theory of “scientific socialism” wreaked havoc on the world for most of the 20th century, would seem to have been consigned to the ash heap of history following the fall of the Eastern Bloc communist regimes from 1989 to 1991. After decades of mass murder claiming tens of millions of victims, as well as the totalitarian oppression of hundreds of millions more, the reputation of Marxism had been destroyed almost completely, seemingly assuring its final demise.However, a resurgence of interest in Marx’s thought has been ongoing since 2008, when the...
  • This is Why You Carry With A Round in the Chamber

    08/26/2018 5:44:03 PM PDT · by akalinin · 77 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/22/2016 | Active Self Protection
    An evidence based argument with real life situational videos for carrying a concealed pistol with a round in the chamber.
  • Johnny Cash-The_Man_Comes Around

    08/24/2018 5:57:42 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 37 replies
    And I heard as it were the noise of thunder One of the four beasts saying come and see and I saw And behold a white horse There's a man going around taking names And he decides who to free and who to blame Everybody won't be treated all the same There'll be a golden ladder reaching down When the Man comes around The hairs on your arm will stand up At the terror in each sip and in each sup Will you partake of that last offered cup? Or disappear into the potter's ground When the Man comes around...
  • Occupations and Their Ideologies

    08/21/2018 7:58:16 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 12 replies
    Occupations are strongly sorted by ideology. Political scientist Adam Bonica has produced reliable and consistent estimates of ideological placement for a huge number of individuals, politicians, and organizations. As he writes here, he was especially struck by how extreme are the mean ideology scores for various occupations: Although the ideological orientation of these industries is not much of a surprise, the extent to which these industries favor the extreme, rather than moderate, wings of each party far surpassed my expectations.
  • '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,...