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  • VANITY: Free State of Jones

    06/27/2016 4:38:13 PM PDT · by ZinGirl · 57 replies
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1124037/?ref_=nv_sr_1 | self
    Civil War movie. I saw this last night and I highly recommend it. I'm not a Civil War enthusiast nor do I claim to be an expert in either Civil War or wars in general. However, this movie moved me. "and that's all I have to say about that". :) (posting this in General/Chat. Don't want to break any rules or ruffle any feathers)
  • Could repeal of Second Amendment be a breach of contract?

    06/27/2016 3:06:31 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 68 replies
    If, under a Hilary government, the Second Amendment was read out of the Constitution or Amended to be null and void, could the South leave? Those who joined the Union did so with the Constitution as it was written at the time, so those were agreed upon terms. However, it seems to me that a repeal of the Second Amendment represents a change to the contract, needing all parties to agree to the change or it becomes a breach and allows parties to decide to stay or not. Am I wrong?
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!!(Week of June 27, 2016)

    06/26/2016 7:07:36 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 6-27-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Piss Christ? Piss Koran! (Fiction, for now.)

    06/25/2016 7:01:47 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 37 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters ^ | 6/23/2016 | Matthew Bracken
    Piss Christ? Piss Koran! by Matthew Bracken Part One: Dark Till DawnMike Dolan came out of the subway, hit the sidewalk and set out down the west side of 6th Avenue with a purposeful stride. Midtown Manhattan never truly sleeps, particularly just before a Monday morning, but compared to what it would be like in a couple of hours, it was geared way down. No tourists yet, mostly delivery trucks and vans. All lanes were northbound, because it was 6th Avenue.Mike was showered and clean shaven, every item on him and in his possession carefully considered. The white hard hat...
  • Off the Grid

    06/22/2016 5:05:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 2 replies
    Amazon ^ | June 22,2016 | CJ Box
    Great Read IF you have never read his stuff Start with the first Everyone is better than the last A good brake from Trump and Hillary 5.0 out of 5 starsJoe and Nate are Back By M. Denis Hill VINE VOICE on January 4, 2016 Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? ) The trouble with getting wrapped up in a C.J. Box novel is that at some point you finish it. This was my 10th read in 15 months and I would have hung around for more. Off the Grid deftly employs the usual suspects:...
  • US assists Cuba in preservation of Ernest Hemingways house

    06/22/2016 4:29:29 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 16 replies
    Finca Vigia, the house where Ernest Hemingway lived in Cuba, is now a museum restored to its original state with help from a foundation in the United States. Much of the funding came from major U.S. corporations including Caterpillar, Ford, AT&T and American Express. ... For more than half a century, his works have been stored in hot, humid conditions at risk from damp, mold and termites. This new conservation building is the first construction project in Cuba using modern U.S. building materials since 1950s.
  • Fox News host Bret Baier working on book about Eisenhower

    06/20/2016 5:31:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 7:35 AM EDT
    Fox News host and chief political anchor Bret Baier is working on a book about the waning days of Dwight Eisenhowers presidency and the beginning of John F. Kennedys administration. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, told The Associated Press on Monday that Baiers Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhowers Final Mission would come out in January, around the time the successor to President Barack Obama will be sworn in.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 6-21-16)

    06/19/2016 3:23:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 6-21-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Facebook is predicting the end of the written word [Quartz Link Only]

    06/15/2016 6:28:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Quartz ^ | June 14, 2016 | Cassie Werber
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  • See Something, Say Nothing A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Govt. Submission to Jihad

    06/14/2016 5:40:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    WND books.wnd.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Phillip Haney, Art Moore
    See Something, Say Nothing A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Govt. Submission to Jihad One day after a prominent U.S. Muslim leader reacted to the November 2015 Paris attacks with a declaration that the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has nothing to do with Islam, President Obama made the same assertion. Who exactly is the enemy we face, not only in the Middle East but also within our borders? Is it murderers without a coherent creed or nihilistic killers who want to tear things down, as some described ISIS after 130 people were brutally slain and another 368 injured...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 6-13-16)

    06/11/2016 6:12:21 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 6-13-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Man dressed as woman gropes girl at Mentor library, police say (video)

    06/11/2016 10:23:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Chanda Neely, cleveland.com
    MENTOR, Ohio A man dressed as a woman groped a teenage girl at the Mentor Public Library. Police are still looking for the man involved in the May 29 incident, Mentor police Lt. Dan Molnar said Friday. The girl was not physically harmed. Surveillance cameras captured the man entering the library in the 8200 block of Mentor Avenue at 11:30 a.m. dressed in a black dress, wig and high heels. The man struck up a conversation with the 14-year-old girl, police said. The two joked about the man's attire before he touched the teen inappropriately, according to police reports.
  • The Founding Father of Fascism

    06/10/2016 4:17:16 PM PDT · by gasport · 10 replies
    Foundation for Economic Freedom ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Carlyle the Proto-Fascist The originator of the great man theory of history is British philosopher Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), one of the most revered thinkers of his day. He also coined the expression dismal science to describe the economics of his time. The economists of the day, against whom he constantly inveighed, were almost universally champions of the free market, free trade, and human rights.
  • Whitmans Civil War: Writing and Imaging Loss, Death, and Disaster

    06/08/2016 9:40:52 PM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    On July 18, 2016, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa will open the new MOOC Whitman's Civil War: Writing and Imaging Loss, Death, and Disaster. This free open online course will embark upon a journey through Walt Whitman's writings on the American Civil War. Through Whitman's lens, we will explore how writing and image can be used to examine war, conflict, trauma, and reconciliation - in Whitman's time and today. Join us! This MOOC will be taught by longtime friends and collaborators Ed Folsom, Whitman scholar and University of Iowa Roy J. Carver Professor of English; and...
  • Istanbul rush hour car bomb kills 11

    06/07/2016 11:40:13 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 7 replies
    The National - World ^ | June 7, 2016 | staff
    ISTANBUL // Turkish police detained four people in a hunt for the perpetrators of a car bombing in central Istanbul on Tuesday that killed seven police and four civilians. The third deadly attack in Turkeys biggest city in six months targeted a bus transporting anti-riot police in Beyazit district, close to many of the citys top tourist sites, said Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin. Thirty-six people were wounded, three of them seriously, he added. The four suspects were taken to police headquarters in Istanbul for interrogation, the state-run Anatolia news agency said, without providing further information. There was no early claim...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!!(Week of 6-6-16)

    06/06/2016 2:27:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 6-6-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Bill, White House staff lived in fear of Hillary: Ex-Secret Service officer

    06/06/2016 7:04:39 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 75 replies
    NY POST ^ | June 5, 2016 | Emily Smith
    Hillary Clinton has a Jekyll and Hyde personality that left White House staffers scared stiff of her explosive and even physical outbursts, an ex-Secret Service officer claims in a scathing new tell-all. Gary Byrne, who was posted outside the Oval Office when Bill Clinton was president, portrays Hillary as too erratic, uncontrollable and occasionally violent to become leader of the free world, according to advance promotional materials exclusively obtained by Page Six. The allegations from Byrne, a 29-year veteran of the military and federal law enforcement, threaten to derail her campaign days before she is expected to clinch...
  • Bombshell book reveals how Hillary terrified White House staff

    06/05/2016 8:32:45 PM PDT · by Enchante · 96 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/05/2016 | Emily Smith
    Hillary Clinton has a Jekyll and Hyde personality that left White House staffers scared stiff of her explosive and even physical outbursts, an ex-Secret Service officer claims in a scathing new tell-all. Gary Byrne, who was posted outside the Oval Office when Bill Clinton was president, portrays Hillary as too erratic, uncontrollable and occasionally violent to become leader of the free world, according to advance promotional materials exclusively obtained by Page Six. The allegations from Byrne, a 29-year veteran of the military and federal law enforcement, threaten to derail her campaign days before she is expected to clinch...
  • Crisis of Character

    06/05/2016 2:01:45 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 2 replies
    The Drudge Report ^ | 6-4-2014 | Gary Y. Byrne
    SECRET SERVICE AGENT BOOK ROCKS CLINTON CAMPAIGN Sat Jun 04 2016 18:03:18 ET **Exclusive** Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, Former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the First Family. Coming in 3 weeks his tell-all book: 'CRISIS OF CHARACTER!' MORE The secret project is causing deep concern inside of Clinton's campaign, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT. Specific details of the agent's confessional are being held under tight embargo. "What I saw in the 1990s sickend me," Byrne explains. "I want you to...
  • SECRET SERVICE AGENT BOOK ROCKS CLINTON CAMPAIGN "Crisis Of Character"

    06/04/2016 11:31:51 PM PDT · by free_life · 4 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | June 5, 2016 | Drudge
    SECRET SERVICE AGENT BOOK ROCKS CLINTON CAMPAIGN Sat Jun 04 2016 18:03:18 ET **Exclusive** Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, Former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the First Family. Coming in 3 weeks his tell-all book: 'CRISIS OF CHARACTER!' MORE The secret project is causing deep concern inside of Clinton's campaign, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT. Specific details of the agent's confessional are being held under tight embargo. "What I saw in the 1990s sickend me," Byrne explains. "I want you to...
  • SECRET SERVICE AGENT BOOK ROCKS CLINTON CAMPAIGN

    06/04/2016 3:53:46 PM PDT · by Pic7 · 214 replies
    http://drudgereport.com/flashss.html ^ | 06/04/2016 | Gary Byrne
    SECRET SERVICE AGENT BOOK ROCKS CLINTON CAMPAIGN Sat Jun 04 2016 18:03:18 ET **Exclusive** Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, Former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the First Family. Coming in 3 weeks his tell-all book: 'CRISIS OF CHARACTER!' MORE The secret project is causing deep concern inside of Clinton's campaign, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT. Specific details of the agent's confessional are being held under tight embargo. "What I saw in the 1990s sickend me," Byrne explains. "I want you to...
  • Casey at the Bat - June 3, 1888

    06/03/2016 1:25:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | June 3, 2016
    The poem, Casey at the Bat, by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was first published in The San Francisco Examiner on this date in 1888: Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville Nine that day;the score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play.And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,a sickly silence fell upon the patrons of the game. A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The restclung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast;they thought, if only Casey could...
  • Toronto Muslims: Some Women May Even Enjoy Being Beaten as a Sign of Love'

    06/03/2016 7:22:02 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 19 replies
    Pamela Gellar ^ | 6-3-2016 | Pamela Gellar
    These women may even enjoy being beaten at times as a sign of love and concern The book Women in Islam & Refutation of some Common Misconceptions, authored by the Saudi scholar Dr. Abdul-Rahman al-Sheha and printed by the Saudi Dawah organization Muslim World League, was also distributed in 2015 by York MSA female students at the Central Square of York University.
  • Harry Potter fans are having none of your racism when it comes to Hermione Granger

    06/01/2016 3:35:36 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    zap2it ^ | June 1, 2016
    Harry Potter fans have taken their cue from their sovereign and commander, J.K. Rowling, telling people who have a problem with Hermione being black in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to kindly take a flying leap. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child takes place after the end of the 7th novel, even beyond the 19-year time-jump in the epilogue. For this reason, Harry, Ron and Hermione are all adults with pre-teen or teenage children in their promotional photos. The photo that has predictably caused the most discussion is the one depicting the interracial family of Ron, Hermione and their...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 5-30-16)

    05/30/2016 6:48:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 5-30-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Captain America revealed as a secret Nazi in new comic

    05/30/2016 2:32:32 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 48 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/29/16 | JTA
    When fans ran out to grab Marvel Comics Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 on its release Wednesday, they were not expecting this. Captain America discloses in the issue that he is in fact a secret operative of the evil, formerly Nazi organization, Hydra. The dramatic twist happens right on the last page, as Captain America prepares to throw his supposed ally, Jack Flag, off an airplane, presumably to his death, and exclaims, Hail Hydra! Even Chris Evans, who plays Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most recently in Captain America: Civil Wars, was shocked. Writer Nick Spencer assured readers...
  • Anti-Trump Propaganda in Captain America May Issue (vanity)

    05/28/2016 10:00:56 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 24 replies
    Myself | 05/28/16 | myself
    I just pirated the latest-- err, uh, I mean-- I just read the latest Captain America, published in May, because I heard it was controversial. Red Skull gave a Donald Trump speech against Muslim refugees and illegal immigrants, and millions of Americans were responding to his message and becoming white supremacists who wear suicide vests. Then Captain America must have heard Trump's-- err, I mean-- Red Skull's speeches and decided he wanted to Make America Great Again and murdered a fellow Super Hero and declared "Trump 2016"-- no, he said "Hail Hydra." And actually, the plot has it that Steve...
  • What are you reading? (Vanity)

    05/28/2016 6:09:42 AM PDT · by vis a vis · 140 replies
    28 May 2016 | Vis a vis
    Good bad or ugly----what are FReepers reading? I always get a lot of good ideas from these threads.
  • Review of Ed Cline's "Sparrowhawk" which dramatizes events leading up to the American Revolution.

    05/25/2016 12:02:32 AM PDT · by Hugh Kenrick · 45 replies
    The Objectivist Standard ^ | Spring 2010 | Dina Schein Federman
    "The founding of the United States was among the most dramatic and glorious events in history. For the first time, a nation was founded on the principle of individual rights. Those interested in learning about Americas founding and its cause may turn to history texts. But history texts, even when their content is accurate, tend to be dry accounts of events. They lack the excitement of an adventure novel. Yet most novels set in the Revolutionary period are not good sources of information: Being works of fiction, they may take liberties with historical fact; and they often employ the American...
  • Kendall and Kylie Jenner to release a second novel

    05/24/2016 3:37:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | May 24, 2016 | Derek Lawrence
    Having already dominated the worlds of reality TV, fashion, modeling, social media, and internet gossip, Kendall and Kylie Jenner are giving their literary careers another go. The celebrity sisters, who previously dipped their toes into writing in 2014 with their debut novel, Rebels: City of Indra, are set to release a follow-up, titled Time of the Twins, to the science fiction story.
  • How Butterfly Genitalia Inspired Nabokovs Masterpieces

    05/20/2016 8:41:05 AM PDT · by Borges · 9 replies
    Nautilus ^ | 5/18/2016 | SUSIE NEILSON
    By 1967, Vladimir Nabokov had published 15 novels and novellas and six short story collections. But as he told the Paris Review that year, It is not improbable that had there been no revolution in Russia, I would have devoted myself entirely to lepidopterologythe study and classification of butterfliesand never written any novels at all. As most Nabokov readers know, the great Russian-American writer had a passion for butterflies. He published 18 science papers in the field of lepidoptery, and from 1942 to 1948 was de facto curator of lepidoptery at Harvards Museum of Comparative Zoology. As a lepidopterist, Nabokovs...
  • Julian Fellowes Presents Downton Abbey II: Just kidding: Doctor Thorne.

    05/20/2016 8:39:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | May 20, 2016 | Willa Paskin
    Downton Abbey just finished its six-season run two months ago, but if you have been fiending for British accents, period costumes, poorly managed hereditary estates, class tensions, love stories revolving around a young woman named Mary, and the nostalgic eye of Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, here comes Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne. The miniseries, adapted from an Anthony Trollope novel, arrives on Amazon on Friday, having aired earlier this year in the U.K. under the simple title Doctor Thorne. For its move to America, the show has put on airs. These airs reflect Amazons ambitions, ones that will perhaps...
  • A Story In Emojis

    05/18/2016 2:20:41 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 14 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 5/18/2016 | blueunicoen6
    🌞 🏡 🍺 🍿 🚶🐕. 🐿 🏃 🌲 🐕 😱. 🐕 🛫 🐿. 👁 🕳 🏃 🐕 🚑 🏥. 🌅 🔪 🐿 ☠. ☎️ 🚔 👁 🚽. 💸 😭🐕 😛. 💩. P.S. 👺 🙀 👑 🐙 ☃ 🌊.
  • Meet the UC Berkeley Grad Who Created the Dothraki Language for 'Game of Thrones'

    05/17/2016 11:08:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/17 | Lisa Fernandez
    David Peterson has so far created 4,000 Dothraki words When the misogynistic, male Dothraki characters launch into curse-laden tirades on "Game of Thrones," viewers have a 35-year-old Southern California father and a University of California Berkeley graduate to thank for what they hear. David J. Peterson invented Dothraki, the language spoken by the crass race of nomadic horse warriors first described in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Fire and Ice," on which the HBO series is based. "It's a lot of fun," he said Tuesday, in his first, interactive Facetime Live interview. Especially coming up with the curse...
  • 10 Worst Things Happening in SchoolsReally?!?

    05/16/2016 2:12:19 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 16 replies
    Education News and Views ^ | March 31, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A progressive organization published a list of the ten worst things in education. You can learn a lot about why public schools are mediocre by looking at this list. The ten items provide a distillation of what progressive/liberal educators value, and conversely what they consider not worth mentioning. Progressive/liberal thinking dominates our schools, so this is not idle chitchat. Some of the ten items may be problems but they are hardly the worst. As youll see, there is almost no mention of academic failings, namely, that kids dont master basic skills nor learn much essential knowledge. (Youll also notice a...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!!(week of 5-16-16)

    05/15/2016 5:35:15 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 48 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 5-16-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Comic book artist Darwyn Cooke dies at 53

    05/14/2016 6:46:29 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 6 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 14 May 2016 | DERRIK J. LANG
    LOS ANGELES (AP) Darwyn Cooke, the comic book artist best known for his vibrantly imaginative work on DC superheroes and noir crime stories, has died. He was 53. Cookes wife, Marsha Cooke, said he died Saturday morning at his home in Florida following a battle with lung cancer. Cooke famously reimagined the Justice League members in 2004 with a signature retro style in DC: The New Frontier. His other work included gritty adaptations of Richard Starks Parker novels, a modern interpretation of Catwoman and the Solo graphic novel series, which earned Cooke an Eisner Award, considered to be...
  • The Danger of the Black Lives Matter Movement (Shocking Crime Stats Laid Bare- Gasp)

    05/11/2016 5:44:17 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 42 replies
    Imprimis ^ | 4-27-2016 | Heather mac Donald
    Standard anti-cop ideology, whether emanating from the ACLU or the academy, holds that law enforcement actions are racist if they dont mirror population data. New York City illustrates why that expectation is so misguided. Blacks make up 23 percent of New York Citys population, but they commit 75 percent of all shootings, 70 percent of all robberies, and 66 percent of all violent crime, according to victims and witnesses. Add Hispanic shootings and you account for 98 percent of all illegal gunfire in the city. Whites are 33 percent of the citys population, but they commit fewer than two percent...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 5-9-16)

    05/09/2016 2:35:53 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 5-9-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • The Female of the Species by Rudyard Kipling

    05/04/2016 1:55:53 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 19 replies
    The Female of the Species WHEN the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride, He shouts to scare the monster, who will often turn aside. But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail. For the female of the species is more deadly than the male. When Nag the basking cobra hears the careless foot of man, He will sometimes wriggle sideways and avoid it if he can. But his mate makes no such motion where she camps beside the trail. For the female of the species is more deadly than the male. When the early Jesuit...
  • The Challenge To Liberty

    05/04/2016 12:01:12 PM PDT · by fella · 6 replies
    For the first time in two generations the American people are faced with the primary issue of humanity and all government - the issue of human liberty. Not only in the United States but throughout the world, the whole philosophy of individual liberty is under attack. In haste to bring under control the sweeping social forces unleashed by the political and economic dislocations of the World War, by the tremendous advances in productive technology during the last quarter-century, by the failure to march with a growing sense of justice, peoples and governments are blindly wounding, even destroying, those fundamental human...
  • History of Islam Book Recommendations

    05/04/2016 7:05:08 AM PDT · by Luna · 34 replies
    Hello, Freepers, I haven't visited Free Republic in a while, but I know this is the best place if one wants unrevised history book recommendations. I know some things about the bloody origins of Islam, but I would like to further my knowledge.
  • Bulldoze Jane Jacobs

    05/04/2016 5:01:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Slate ^ | May 4 2016 5:30 AM | Peter Moskowitz
    Wednesday is the 100th birthday of Jane Jacobs, the journalist and urban theorist whose 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, changed the trajectory of New York and cities everywhere. In the book, Jacobs argued that the preceding century of urban planning had essentially arisen on a foundation of nonsensethat the old, white men who advocated for highways and high-rises, wide streets and buildings set back from sidewalks by acres of grass, were not only clueless but were actively destroying American cities. Instead, Jacobs wrote, cities should be built with communities and street-level interaction in mind. []...
  • Yearbook Prank Lands High School Student Felony Charge

    05/03/2016 4:11:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    KRQE ^ | 5/3
    An Arizona high school student is facing a felony charge after police say he exposed himself in a football team picture that ended up in the school yearbook. Mesa police say 19-year-old Hunter Osborn was arrested after they were alerted to the picture over the weekend. A police document says the Red Mountain High School team photo shows Osborn exposing his penis through the top of his waistband.
  • The disease of theory: Crime & Punishment at 150

    05/03/2016 7:04:40 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 7 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | May 2016 | Gary Saul
    The disease of theory:“Crime & Punishment” at 150 by Gary Saul Morson On theory’s deleterious effects in Crime and Punishment. One hundred and fifty years ago, when Dostoevsky published Crime and Punishment, Russia was seething with reform, idealism, and hatred. Four years earlier, the “tsar-liberator” Alexander II (reigned 1855–1881) had at last abolished serfdom, a form of bondage making 90 percent of the population saleable property. New charters granted considerable autonomy to the universities as press censorship was relaxed. The court system, which even a famous Slavophile said made his hair stand on end and his skin frost over, was...
  • What's So Great About Christianity by Dinesh D'Souza, a Book Review

    05/02/2016 3:58:10 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 05/02/2016 | Tamara Wilhite
    Dinesh D'Souza has received a lot of attention for his documentaries like "America: Imagine The World Without Her" and "Obama's America", both looking at what factors shaped Obama and the US' influence on the world. This older book is a good look at the influence Christianity as a whole has had on the world and the United States.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 5-2-16)

    05/02/2016 3:26:22 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 5-2-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Beowulf - A Translation by Seamus Heaney

    04/29/2016 8:46:09 PM PDT · by zeugma · 27 replies
    Zeugmaweb.net ^ | 4/29/16 | Self
    Something My Father-in-law reminded me of the other day.... One of my most precious memories of the time with my wife who passed in September 2016, was several years ago. We were taking a road trip. I believe that it was one to see my family in Alabama, with a side trip to Memphis to see Elvis' mansion and take in some blues. So, we're like gonna be on the road for hours and hours. We had plenty of music, via an mp3 player and an FM transmitter that it plugged into so we could listen through the car speakers....
  • Noah's Ark is Coming To San Diego

    04/29/2016 1:49:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Caroline Howe
    A Dutch-built ark plans to travel the world and stop along California's coast.Noahs Ark will travel to San Diego, but not without making a few stops first. Beginning this summer, the massive boat will be shipped by barge 5,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Fortaleza, Brazil during the 2016 Olympic Games and later onto Rio de Janeiro for the Paralympic Summer Games, according to the Ark of Noah Foundation director, Herald Janssen. Shortly after the arks trip to Brazil, the barge will likely begin to bring Noahs Ark to the California coast. "We cannot promise how long it...
  • 100 books to change your life

    04/29/2016 9:05:38 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 40 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 28 Apr, 2016 | Martin Chilton
    e all have memories of books that have ignited our imaginations but is there one special book that has changed your life? That's the premise behind a fascinating new collection of essays featuring contributions from writers, politicians and actors, who discuss the book that holds a special place in their hearts. Among the contributors are Sofia Coppola, Margaret Atwood, Dave Eggers and Jodi Picoult. The entry I particularly liked was from the country music singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash, who seemed to capture what Marcel Proust said about there being no days of our childhood we live so fully as...