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  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! December 19, 2014

    12/19/2014 12:09:03 AM PST · by sneakers · 6 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread, our group been meeting here since 2008. We still hold out hope that our favorite talk show hosts will come back on the air but, whether they do or not, our friendly group will still meet to start the day. So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • Al-Sweady Inquiry: An exercise in greed that blights the lives of brave soldiers

    12/18/2014 11:57:24 PM PST · by dennisw
    UK independent | Dec 18th 2014
    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/alsweady-inquiry-an-exercise-in-greed-that-blights-the-lives-of-brave-soldiers-9931749.htmlmust go to link. Cannot post material from The UK IndependentAmbulance-chasing lawyers are harming the British military
  • Massive Da Vinci fire in downtown L.A. was arson, investigators say

    12/18/2014 11:14:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    LA Times ^ | By Victoria Kim
    The blaze, which broke out in the middle of the night, all but obliterated a seven-story building of the Da Vinci apartment complex and caused extensive damage to the adjacent 110 Freeway and city buildings. It took 250 firefighters an hour and half to put out the flames that rose to heights taller than many downtown buildings. The total damage was estimated to be in the tens of millions of dollars.
  • Happy Clinton Impeachment Day 2014!!! Impeachment is Forever

    12/18/2014 11:12:40 PM PST · by kristinn · 13 replies
    Friday, December 19, 2014 | Kristinn
    It's been 16 years since President Bill Clinton was impeached. Free Republic played a key role. On October 31, 1998, Free Republic held the first online-organized national protest to call for Clinton's impeachment and removal from office. The rally was broadcast live on C-SPAN for over four hours. Speakers included a who's who of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. The rally can be viewed in its entirety online at C-SPAN As the Senate trial drew to a close in Feburary 1999, FReepers came together online to design and fund a full page ad in the Washington Times urging the Senate...
  • Family of Toddler Injured by SWAT 'Grenade' Faces $1M in Medical Bills

    12/18/2014 11:03:27 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 17 replies
    ABC News Via Yahoo! ^ | 12/18/14 | ALISON LYNN and MATT GUTMAN
    Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh never imagined their family would be at the center of a controversy over the militarization of police. But that’s exactly where they found themselves when their toddler was seriously injured by a SWAT team, also leaving them with a $1 million medical bill they have no hope of paying. “They messed up,” Alecia Phonesavanh told ABC News' "20/20." “They had a faulty search warrant. They raided the wrong house.” In the spring of 2014, the Phonesavanh’s home in Janesville, Wisconsin, was destroyed by fire. Homeless with four young children, they packed one of their last remaining...
  • Rocket Issues force SpaceX and NASA to Postpone Falcon 9 Rocket Launch to January 2015

    12/18/2014 10:57:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin
    universetoday.com ^ | on December 18, 2014 | Ken Kremer
    “While the recent static fire test accomplished nearly all of our goals, the test did not run the full duration. The data suggests we could push forward without a second attempt, but out of an abundance of caution, we are opting to execute a second static fire test prior to launch.” “The ISS orbits through a high beta angle period a few times a year. This is where the angle between the ISS orbital plane and the sun is high, resulting in the ISS being in almost constant sunlight for a 10 day period. “During this time, there are thermal...
  • Finally Got my Christmas Lights Up...

    12/18/2014 10:20:38 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
  • Detroit bouncing back from bankruptcy

    12/18/2014 10:20:33 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 17DEC2014 | Bianna Golodryga
    It was the city on the verge of collapse, perhaps the ultimate example of how a one-time metropolis turned into a sad memory. For the past four decades or so, Detroit, once a mecca for immigrants and the heart of America's industrial revolution, not to mention pop culture, turned into a virtual ghost town. Businesses shut their doors and residents fled by the masses, from a peak of 1.8 million to around 700,000 today. The rapid decline of the auto industry, which the city once so proudly called its lifeline, unearthed a catastrophic failure. One of the nation's major cities...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-19-14

    12/18/2014 9:52:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-19-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 19, 2014Friday of the Third Week of Advent    Reading 1 Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a There was a certain man from Zorah, of the clan of the Danites,whose name was Manoah. His wife was barren and had borne no children. An angel of the LORD appeared to the woman and said to her,“Though you are barren and have had no children,yet you will conceive and bear a son. Now, then, be careful to take no wine or strong drinkand to eat nothing unclean.As for the son you will conceive and bear,no razor shall touch his head,for this boy is...
  • ISIS Terrorists Run for Their Lives When They Meet Real Soldiers for 1st Time – U.S. Special Forces

    12/18/2014 9:49:45 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 73 replies
    IJReview ^ | 12-18-2014 | Joseph Perticone
    American troops just had their first real battle with Islamic State militants, after the terror group attempted to overrun Ein al-Asad base in Iraq in the middle of the night Sunday, the Kurdish news outlet Shafaq News reports. The U.S. troops absolutely decimated the militants, forcing a quick retreat. The counterattack was conducted in a joint operation with local tribal forces. The attack occurred at Ein al-Asad base, which currently hosts nearly 100 U.S. military “advisers.” The U.S. troops engaged the militants in tandem with F-18 fighter jets, who provided air support. The battle lasted approximately two hours after an...
  • Pregnant Sydney siege hostage... tribute to Katrina Dawson who shielded her from gunfire

    12/18/2014 9:46:12 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 5 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 19th December 2014 | Ashlee Mullany
    A PREGNANT woman held hostage in the Sydney siege has remembered her close friend Katrina Dawson as “the most wonderful person I have ever met”. Julie Taylor was held captive for almost 17 hours inside the Lindt cafe, alongside her work colleague Ms Dawson, who reportedly shielded her from gunfire in the final dramatic moments of the siege. “Her bravery and strength was, and continues to be, a comfort and inspiration for me,” Ms Taylor said in a statement today. “She invested every moment of her life in her friends and family, and will be greatly missed by everyone who...
  • Bill Cosby protesters plan to disrupt Hamilton show

    12/18/2014 9:26:00 PM PST · by SteveH · 22 replies
    cbc news ^ | dec. 18, 2014 | kelly bennett
    A Hamilton writer is recruiting people to buy tickets to comedian Bill Cosby's upcoming performance in the city so they can disrupt the show inside the theatre. Anne Bokma said "the numbers are growing every day" of people planning to join her for a non-violent protest during Cosby's Jan. 9 show at Hamilton Place Theatre. Bokma said she's been contacted through her website by both people who want to join her by buying $90 tickets, and people who have tickets to the show who don't want to go anymore and are unable to get refunds. They're giving Bokma their tickets...
  • Riot police arrest man (of middle Eastern appearance) at Auburn Tennis Club (Sydney)

    12/18/2014 9:24:44 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 19th December 2014
    ABOUT 20 police, half a dozen in riot gear, have descended on the Auburn Tennis Club in Sydney, arresting a man of Middle Eastern appearance. Moments before the arrest three police vehicles were outside the business premises of Amin Khademi, a former business partner of Sydney siege gunman Haron Monis, in South Granville.
  • Sstudents sneaking back into Jamaica Queens high schools prompts lockdown

    12/18/2014 9:00:11 PM PST · by EinNYC · 20 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 12/18/15 | Matt Kozar
    A scare forces a local high school to go on lockdown. CBS2's Matt Kozar reports. Watch video.
  • Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Females, 1995–2013

    12/18/2014 8:56:07 PM PST · by fkabuckeyesrule · 2 replies
    US Dept Justice ^ | December 2014 | Sofi Sinozich & Lynn Langton
    For the period 1995–2013, females ages 18 to 24 had the highest rate of rape and sexual assault victimizations compared to females in all other age groups. Within the 18 to 24 age group, victims could be identified as students enrolled in a college, university, trade school or vocational school or as nonstudents. Among student victims, 20% of rape and sexual assault victimizations were reported to police, compared to 32% reported among nonstudent victims ages 18 to 24.
  • Chinese Firm Buys Los Angeles Airport Marriott For $160 million

    12/18/2014 8:52:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    LATimes ^ | December 18, 2014 | ROGER VINCENT
    Chinese Firm Buys Los Angeles Airport Marriott For $160 million The Los Angeles Airport Marriott, which sold for $160 million, has 1,004 rooms in 18 stories. The buyer is expected to make about $35 million worth of improvements. (Asia Pacific Capital Co.) By ROGER VINCENT The Airport Marriott is one of the largest hotels in Los Angeles County XLD Group also bought the 487-room Torrance Marriott South Bay hotel from DiamondRock late last year A Chinese real estate developer has purchased the vast Los Angeles Airport Marriott for $160 million and vowed to make substantial improvements. It was the largest...
  • Beaver Attacks are Serious

    12/18/2014 8:48:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 56 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I had missed this article when it came out in June of 2014.   It was particularly startling because there is no mention of the beaver having rabies.  The animal literally jumped out of the water, grabbed the kayaker by the arm, and pulled him from the boat.  From wtvr.com: “It’s just a freak thing. This beaver was upset about something and went after him,” kayaking trainer Nate Reynolds said. “I heard him yell my name, so I come running out. As soon as I came out, I see the boat flip over, so the beaver had actually jumped...
  • The Messiah Was 'Made of a Woman'....a nativity sermon pt 4

    But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.(Galatians 4:4-5)When the apostle Paul proclaimed the coming of Christ into this world, He spoke of the Messiah as being “Made of a woman”. What is the apostle referring to? In what way could we say that Saviour of the world, and God Incarnate, was “made of a woman”? The Apostle Paul, steeped in scripture, as was Jesus and all of the apostles,...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (12/19/2014) [Prayer]

    12/18/2014 8:45:18 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 7 replies
    19 December 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Hear my prayer, LORD; let my cry for help come to you. Psalm 102:1 (NIV) ----
  • EU Court Rules That Fatness 'Can Constitute A Disability’

    12/18/2014 8:33:32 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | December 18, 2014 | Bruno Waterfield
    EU Court Rules That Fatness 'Can Constitute A Disability’ EU court ruling means that British bosses will be required to treat obese workers as "disabled" providing them with larger seats, special parking spaces and other facilities The judgment means British companies will be required to treat obese workers as "disabled", providing them with larger seats, special parking spaces and other facilities Photo: PA By Bruno Waterfield 18 Dec 2014 Fatness "can constitute a disability" for the purposes of European Union equality at work legislation, Europe's highest court has ruled. The judgment means British companies will be required to treat obese...
  • Pope Francis curses sinners

    12/18/2014 8:27:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    The Tenth Crusade ^ | December 18, 2014 | The Tenth Crusade
    I kinda wasn't too surprised to hear the pope say he prays that people fall to temptation. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out the kind of Catholics he curses. You know the irony of his ruthless perversion of prayer and role of a Pope? Catholics who want their religion taught to them are the very Catholics who humbly acknowledge their temptation and sin. That is why we constantly beg for pastoral perspectives on ways to recognize the devil long before he has us duped, ways to circumvent temptation and sin and remain in a state of Sanctifying...
  • School Takes Away Blind Boy's Cane as Punishment for Acting Up

    12/18/2014 8:26:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    ABCNews ^ | December 18, 2014 | SYDNEY LUPKIN
    School Takes Away Blind Boy's Cane as Punishment for Acting Up Dec 18, 2014 By SYDNEY LUPKIN PHOTO: 8-year-old Dakota Nafzinger, who was born without eyes, had his cane taken away and replaced with a pool noodle by the North Kansas City School District on Dec. 15, 2014. A school took away an 8-year-old blind boy's cane as punishment for acting up and replaced it with a pool noodle, his father told ABC News today. Dakota Nafzinger, who was born with no eyes, was listening to his music on the school bus when the driver took it away from him,...
  • Tim Tebow Just Announced Incredibly Exciting News

    12/18/2014 8:13:01 PM PST · by xzins · 17 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 18 Dec 14 | Derryck Green
    “A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.” -Matthew 7:18 As if people needed another reason to like and support Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback, Tim Tebow. His foundation- The Tim Tebow Foundation, has announced its intentions of opening the Tebow CURE Hospital in Davao City, Philippines, which will focus on serving children suffering from orthopedic needs who can’t afford treatment or corrective procedures. The hospital is the culmination of a partnership between Tebow’s organization and CURE International, a non-profit “that operates charitable hospitals and programs in 30 countries worldwide where...
  • DIA: North Korea Planned Attacks on US Nuclear Plants

    12/18/2014 8:11:16 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 37 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Dec 18, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    Five commando units trained for strikes, sabotage North Korea dispatched covert commando teams to the United States in the 1990s to attack nuclear power plants and major cities in a conflict, according to a declassified Defense Intelligence Agency report. The DIA report, dated Sept. 13, 2004, reveals that five units of covert commandos were trained for the attacks inside the country. According to the report, the “Reconnaissance Bureau, North Korea, had agents in place to attack American nuclear power plants.” The document states that the North Korean Ministry of People’s Armed Forces, the ministry in charge of the military, “established...
  • Abortionist “Frustrated” and “Angry” About Her Job

    12/18/2014 8:03:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | December 30, 2012 | Sarah Terzo
    Carole Meyers OB GYN who has performed “hundreds of abortions” and worked as medical director of Planned Parenthood of Maryland: Addressing crowd of students who had gathered to hear her speak at John Hopkins University: “”If you are going to perform abortions, how is your family going to think about it? How will you tell your kids? What are you going to do if your church doesn’t want you to come anymore? How are you going to feel about a patient who admits she has picketed the clinic in the past? What about the woman who comes in for her...
  • An Economic Indicator That Predicted The Last 7 Recessions Predicts No Recession Any Time Soon

    12/18/2014 8:03:43 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    BI - Guggenheim Partners ^ | 12-18-2014 | Scott Minerd
    Scott Minerd, Guggenheim Partners December 18, 2014 Plunging oil markets and faltering growth expectations around the world have raised fears about the sustainability of the current U.S. economic expansion. The economic data, though, suggest that these fears are largely unfounded. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index, which is made up of 10 forward-looking economic and financial indicators, has not fallen since January and has been gaining momentum throughout the year. (snip)
  • One ISIS Thug Suspected of Killing 150 Girls, Women

    12/18/2014 7:52:29 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-18-2014 | Nadiah Sarsour
    Nadiah Sarsour December 17, 2014 FoxNews.comOne Islamic State militant is alone responsible for killing 150 women, including pregnant women and young teenagers, because they refused to marry members of the barbaric militant army, according to Iraqi officials. Abu Anas Al-Libi is suspected of mercilessly gunning down the women,most of whom were Yazidi, because they refused to enter into sham temporary marriages with Islamic State fighters simply to have sex in what the terrorists believe to be a Koranic loophole. “Abu Anas Al-Libi killed more than 150 women and girls, some of whom were pregnant after refusing to accept Jihad marriage,”...
  • Eight children reportedly stabbed to death at Cairns property (Australia)

    12/18/2014 7:51:07 PM PST · by traumer · 38 replies
    Eight children have been found stabbed to death at a house in Cairns, Australia. The children are reportedly aged between 18 months and 14. Police were called to a property in the suburb of Manoora following reports of a woman with serious injuries. During the search of the house the bodies of the children were discovered. A statement from Queensland Police said: "The woman, believed to be aged in her 30s, is receiving treatment for her injuries and is currently assisting police with their investigations."
  • Bill Cosby used a 'friend' to court wife of Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno and then set her up

    12/18/2014 7:42:42 PM PST · by SteveH · 37 replies
    uk daily mail ^ | 12/19/2014 | lycia naff
    'He told me 'probably to the bathroom'. 'Things really seemed odder now. We kept playing. Bill beat me. And just as I was ready to put the pool cue down he came forward at me. I thought he was reaching for the pool cue. But he came at me and grabbed me in such a powerful way. Grabbing me. I had never been treated so roughly and he pulled me hard to him, so hard. 'He was much bigger than me. Much bigger and he pulled me so hard and so rough. I had never been treated so roughly and...
  • Cairns: Eight children found dead at property (Australia)

    12/18/2014 7:39:17 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies
    The Australian ^ | 19th December 2014
    EIGHT children have been stabbed to death at a house in north Queensland. The Queenlsand Police Service have released a statement regarding the incident. Police were called to the Murray Street residence in Manoora around 11.20am following reports of a woman with serious injuries. During an examination of the residence police located the bodies of the children, all aged between 18 months and 15 years. The woman, believed to be aged in her 30s, is receiving treatment for her injuries and is currently assisting police with their investigations.
  • Durbin's advice to GOP: Get Sen. Ted Cruz under control

    12/18/2014 7:26:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times' Politics Early & Often ^ | December 18, 2014 | Natasha Korecki
    Now that the GOP is taking control of the Senate in 2015, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., offered up a resolution of sorts for the opposing party to abide by next year: Get Ted Cruz under control. Durbin’s suggestion comes days after Cruz’s disastrous maneuver last week that brought the Senate into session on Saturday, unwittingly opening the door to the approval of dozens of President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees. That infuriated Republicans, leading Cruz to apologize days later. “It was classic Cruz. He knew how to get the headline, but he didn’t know how to close the deal,” Durbin...
  • Secret Service Report: Build Better White House Fence To Protect The President

    12/18/2014 7:22:01 PM PST · by PROCON · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 18, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    The Department of Homeland Security released an executive summary of its report on the Secret Service moments ago. The report recommends that the U.S. government replace the entire fence surrounding the perimeter of the White House. The report was drafted after a fence-jumper made it into the White House in September, prompting a congressional hearing and the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson. Officials for the DHS declined to say in the report “precisely what the optimal new fence should look like,” but offered some suggestions. “A number of common-sense improvements should be explored. For sure, the fence must...
  • Readying immigrants on a grand scale to take driver’s test

    12/18/2014 7:21:24 PM PST · by rey · 15 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | December 18, 2014 | ELOÍSA RUANO GONZÁLEZ AND MARTIN ESPINOZA
    Pencils moved quickly as roughly 20 undocumented immigrants raced to identify eight road signs drawn on a white board during a driver education class held at the Graton Day Labor Center earlier this week. While most were familiar with the signs warning of merging lanes or forbidding U-turns, the 10 questions that class instructor Jo Anne Cohn read out loud stumped them. “This is difficult for a lot of people,” Cohn said in Spanish to her students. She encouraged them to continue studying to avoid failing the test and having to go back to the Department of Motor Vehicles. “If...
  • Swedish MP Says Jews Aren’t True Swedes, Causes Outrage

    12/18/2014 7:10:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    INN ^ | 12/19/2014, 4:12 AM | Elad Benari
    The deputy speaker of the Swedish parliament caused an outrage by suggesting that Jews living in Sweden should ditch their identity if they wish to be considered Swedes. The claim by Bjorn Soder, of the Sweden Democrats party, was made in an interview with a Swedish newspaper, according to the International Business Times. In the interview, Soder said that "most Jewish people in Sweden left behind" their racial identity in order to assimilate. He further said that it would be a problem if there were too many people in Sweden “who belong to other nations” and had non-Swedish identities. Paying...
  • Christian Enclave In India Fears Violence As Hindus Press For Conversions [Hindu Terror!]

    12/18/2014 7:06:53 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2014
    Christian Enclave In India Fears Violence As Hindus Press For Conversions A resident surveys the damage after a fire inside St. Sebastian Church in New Delhi on Dec. 2. Hundreds of Christians took to the streets to protest what they said was a deliberate attack. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images) By Annie Gowen December 18 at 3:30 AM ALIGARH, India — The trouble started a few months ago, when Hindu nationalists swept into a small village where several families had converted to Christianity more than a decade earlier. They held a fire purification ceremony with the villagers, tore a cross off the...
  • The Unbreakable Laura Hillenbrand

    12/18/2014 7:04:32 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 18, 2014 | WIL S. HYLTON
    ...Bill Darron drove down the alley behind Laura Hillenbrand’s house (with) a Norden bombsight. Since 1987, Hillenbrand has been sick with chronic fatigue syndrome, which has mostly confined her indoors for the last quarter century. When she explained this to Darron, he agreed to bring the Norden from New Jersey on his next visit to Washington. Now, as he made the final calibrations, Hillenbrand returned to the room, and he offered her a brief tutorial. He showed her how to position herself above the monocular eyepiece, guide the cross hairs toward a target on the map, then lock the sight...
  • Delaney favors toll lanes for Interstate 270

    12/18/2014 7:02:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Gazette ^ | December 18, 2014 | Ryan Marshall
    U.S. Rep. John K. Delaney said Thursday that toll lanes might be needed to ease traffic and congestion on Interstate 270, a corridor vital to the future of Montgomery and Frederick counties. Leaders in the region must make sure the highway operates as efficiently as possible, Delaney (D-Dist. 6) of Potomac told legislators and business leaders from the two counties Thursday in Frederick at a meeting on the I-270 corridor. Del. Michael Hough (D) of Brunswick, an incoming state senator from District 4, said Virginia has done a good job of combining ideas such as high-occupancy toll lanes and private...
  • The Extraordinary Life of Barack Obama’s Imaginary Son

    12/18/2014 6:58:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Ricochet ^ | December 17, 2014 | Stephen Miller
    In an upcoming People magazine interview, Barack and Michelle Obama sit down and discuss life as the First Oppressed Couple of the United States. Hoping to shed light and relate to recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City, Barack reached into the upstairs White House bedroom of his mind and called upon his famous imaginary son to make an appearance: The small irritations or indignities that we experience are nothing compared to what a previous generation experienced,” President Obama said. “It’s one thing for me to be mistaken for a waiter at a gala. It’s another thing for...
  • Ex-'Sons of Guns' star Will Hayden indicted on rape charges

    12/18/2014 6:57:53 PM PST · by South40 · 60 replies
    FoxNews (MSN) ^ | 18 DEC 2014
    Former “Sons of Guns” star Will Hayden was indicted on Wednesday in East Baton Rouge Parish on three counts of rape, according to The Times-Picayune. The 49-year-old former reality star was memorably charged with aggravated rape and forcible rape back in September after he was accused of raping his daughter almost daily beginning when she was 11 years old.
  • CAPTION THIS: OBAMA WITH CUBAN CIGAR (Vanity: Humor)

    12/18/2014 6:51:50 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 34 replies
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  • Abortionist Says He’s a “God Loving Christian” But Does Abortions at 28 Weeks

    12/18/2014 6:22:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/18/14 | Sarah Terzo
    James Pendergraft is a late term abortionist, who performs abortions up to 28 weeks. He works in Florida. From an article about him: “Pendergraft also isn’t bashful about making money in his line of work. He says he went into a profession he believes in, and it happens to be profitable… He will not reveal annual revenues, but he says his clinics are “very economically viable.” “His in-your-face salesmanship leaves many – including other clinic operators – uncomfortable. They wonder how much of his professed altruism is just a marketing pitch. Maggie Gifford, a spokeswoman for the Florida coalition of...
  • If you don’t support Israel, what else do you not believe?

    12/18/2014 6:21:48 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 7/5/14 | Steve Berman
    Politically, culturally, and theologically, American Christians should support Israel, as a Jewish state, as a free nation, and as the Holy Land set aside for God’s purposes.  Believing otherwise is counter to scripture, Christian faith, and American interests. Many Christians believe that since the Temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. and Israel was scattered, that God had no plans for Israel, and instead has passed his blessings to the Church.  Nothing could be further from God’s truth, and no belief could be more damaging and pernicious to God’s purpose in bringing redemption to the world. The thought that somehow...
  • Rand Paul Breaks With Rubio and Bush Over Cuba

    12/18/2014 6:21:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 58 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 18, 2014
    Rand Paul Breaks With Rubio and Bush Over Cuba Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is the latest potential presidential candidate to weigh in on policy changes to Cuba and the libertarian leaning Republican's position splits from other Republicans who are also considering a presidential run. Paul told Tom Roten of News Talk 800 in West Virginia that the 50-year embargo "just hasn't worked" and normalizing relations with the island nation is "probably a good idea." "If the goal is regime change, it sure doesn't seem to be working and probably it punishes the people more than the regime because the regime...
  • One of the Funniest Commercials Ever

    12/18/2014 6:17:40 PM PST · by PA Engineer · 30 replies
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  • Nativity Scene and the True Meaning of Christmas-Provide a Positive Counterpart to Satanic Display

    12/18/2014 6:01:42 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    Thomas More Society ^ | thomasmoresociety
     Lansing, MI – This Christmas Season, the Michigan Nativity Scene Committee will display a nativity scene in the Michigan Capitol building in honor of the birth of Christ. On Friday, December 19 at 12:00pm, the Michigan Nativity Scene Committee will host a celebration to unveil the Christmas display depicting the newborn Christ Child, lying in the manger.  The nativity scene will be displayed on the lawn outside the Michigan State Capitol building.WHAT: Michigan Nativity Scene Committee to display nativity scene at Michigan State CapitolWHEN: Friday, December 19 at 12:00pm ESTWHERE: Michigan State Capitol – East Lawn Southside, Capitol Avenue at...
  • Why Liberals Really, Really Hate Us

    12/18/2014 5:58:34 PM PST · by PROCON · 44 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | Dec. 8, 2014 | David P. Goldman
    They really, really hate us. George Orwell wrote a morning “Two Minutes Hate” session into the daily life of his dystopia in 1984. One blogger notes that 2,000 of Rachel Maddow’s facebook fans wished that Ted Cruz would fall into an open elevator shaft. What would he have made of the hyperventilating hatred that liberals display against conservatives? Over at National Review, Katherine Timpf reports on a hate manifesto published by the chair of University of Michigan’s Department of Communications. Republicans “crafted a political identity that rests on a complete repudiation of the idea that the opposing party and its...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 19 December 2014

    12/18/2014 5:57:25 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 67 replies
    December 18, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. and even cocoa.Got that shopping done?Got presents wrapped?Decorations done? No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a drink and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay....
  • No protests over Nebraska State Capitol Nativity scene; is a Festivus pole on the way?

    12/18/2014 5:37:22 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | 12.18.14 | Paul Hammel
    LINCOLN — Christmas carols and prayers — and no protests or obvious objections — marked possibly the first-ever Nativity scene at the State Capitol on Thursday.  The small display, a cedar manger about 6 feet across and 4 feet high, was made possible by a Catholic-associated attorneys association that is seeking to place Nativity scenes in state capitols and other public places across the country. "We want to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas," said Omaha attorney Christine Delgado, who heads the Omaha branch of the Thomas More Society.  While Nebraska’s display hasn't been controversial so far, efforts to...
  • Warrior Nurse is on with Mark Levin

    12/18/2014 5:33:12 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 9 replies
    Free Republic's own Warrior Nurse is on with Mark Levin.
  • Where and when did this conservative vs establishment battle begin?

    12/18/2014 5:24:05 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    Rush talked about a politico story back on November 3rd which relies heavily on establishment insiders giving good talking points to left wing journalists, so as to be able to hit members of the Tea Party harder over the head. Since then, we have seen the GOP win the election overwhelmingly, and then go on to give Obama everything he wants. Specifically a trillion dollar spending bill and amnesty. There are a lot of people out there who believe that the Republican Establishment is out to GET conservatives, and quite frankly, I don't see how anybody can argue against it....