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  • The Fourth Circuit Runs Roughshod over Heller and the Second Amendment

    02/22/2017 12:41:24 PM PST · 13 of 36
    Be Free to Sgt_Schultze

    So let me get this straight:

    1. For decades, the gun-grabbing left has been trying to convince courts that a “well regulated militia ...” meant that gun rights only applied to military or those in the military.

    So failing to win that argument ...

    2. The gun-grabbing left is now saying that the 2nd Amendment DOESN’T protect an individual’s right to weapons that some gun-grabbing leftist judge subjectively determines has a primarily military application.

    Right ....

  • Dying for Windows 10 Creators Update? But wait, there's more! (Windows10 2017 roadmap)

    02/22/2017 11:42:38 AM PST · 11 of 26
    Be Free to SeekAndFind
    "The adoption rate for Windows 10 is FLAT ..."

    ummm ...

    Not saying it's a great growth rate, but in the past half-year (July '16 to Jan. '17), Win10 share of desktops is up 19.7%, per the table you provided (from 21.13% to 25.30%). If it goes at this pace for the next half-year, they'll have 30.3%.

    Just sayin' ...

  • {BEW AMD CPU} Ryzen to compete with Core i7 7700K too

    02/14/2017 2:43:29 PM PST · 10 of 19
    Be Free to Dr. Sivana

    I think you might have missed part of the point - if AMD does come out with something close, but not quite there at - say - $200, Intel is going to have a hard time justifying a $150 premium, so they’ll likely have to drop their price to $225-$250. You’ll still get the Intel processor you prefer, but it’ll cost you 1/3rd less.

  • The Impact of Automation: Goldman Sachs Had 600 Cash Equity Traders In 2000; It Now Has only 2

    02/13/2017 12:11:06 PM PST · 32 of 34
    Be Free to babble-on

    Sounds like you and I were in parallel universes in the late-90’s through 2000’s! I was with a tech company that was automating those trading processes for the buy-side - particularly the trading network from them to their sell-side counterparts. It was obvious (to me) that this was all going to be automated, but the sell-side players squealed like stuck pigs. They just couldn’t imagine being displaced by computers. They were absolutely convinced that they added so much value to the process that they could never be replaced.

    Some sell-side firms lived in denial, and died off. Some immediately embraced automation - and the good ones got bought up by the big Wall St. firms (like Goldman). It was a wild time!

  • TECH PING! Back up with WD Passport Ultra Does not Work.

    01/27/2017 6:55:48 AM PST · 22 of 27
    Be Free to taxcontrol
    - test the USB drive

    That's where I was going too. Check it out, as per that link. Also, try a different USB port on the Acer Aspire, and check any settings through device manager and BIOS that might have USB ports set/limited to operating at USB 1.0 or 1.1 speeds.

    Also, what back-up program are you using? Some have settings limiting the amount of CPU they'll use - see if there's such a setting and (assuming your running overnight), let it have 100%.

    Is anything else running that would conflict with it? Have you tried to temporarily disable whatever anti-virus / anti-malware you're running?


    01/25/2017 4:41:37 AM PST · 15 of 45
    Be Free to DIRTYSECRET

    Too many variables for me to give specific advise. Things that go into the mix: What’s your age? How old are you? Are you retired yet and, if not, when? Do you have a pension or are your savings your retirement? What are your assets and what are they in? (all assets - house, property, stocks, bonds, in retirement accounts, outside of retirement accounts, etc.). What are saving/investing for (investment objective)?

    What you should do at this point is entirely dependent on your own situation. But if this is your life-savings we’re talking about, and you’re as worried as you seem, then you likely already have too much market exposure.

    Back when I used to study this stuff for a living, there was almost no long-term difference between rebalancing quarterly or annually. BUT, if you’re out of balance now, better to move toward your appropriate asset-allocation sooner rather than later. If you’re WAY out of balance, then you might consider doing it in 2 or 3 steps - a bit each quarter until you’re where you ought to be.


    01/25/2017 4:20:49 AM PST · 8 of 45
    Be Free to DIRTYSECRET

    Total financial system meltdown? Or a market “correction”?

    If the former, then you need a SHTF plan - food, water, shelter, and some store of wealth. Historically, people hold gold, but I’ve always been a skeptic - you can’t eat it, burn it, or convert it to money if there’s no stability anywhere. It’s only valuable if someone else is willing to give you something else of value for it.

    If you’re talking about a correction, then the closest thing to cash that you can “invest” in is a money-market fund. If you think the US government is ultimately stable, then a money-market fund that invests exlusively in T-bills is good.

    Now, if you have the courage of your convictions, there are funds and ETF’s - “short” funds - that go up when the markets go down. Some are even leveraged where, for example, a 1% decrease in the stock market will get you a 2% increase in fund value.

    But, all that said, market-timing (trying to pick and trade market tops and market bottoms) simply does not work in the long run. If you are concerned about the principal value of your investments, then you probably already have too much invested in risk assets. If you don’t need those funds today, in 5 years, or in 10 years (for future retirement, as an example), then you’re better off simply rebalancing your portfolio quarterly or annually to include a mix of stocks, bonds, and “safe” treasuries. A good rule of thumb is to have the stocks be a percentage equal to 110 minus your age. So, a 40-year old planning retirement at 65 would have 70% in stocks (110-40=70).

  • Fake news Photo of small Trump crowd swiftly followed by MAGA ZOT of sleeper troll

    01/22/2017 7:43:33 PM PST · 168 of 233
    Be Free to dragnet2

    We should all take a breath and stop playing the game on the other guy’s field. Why do we want to argue minutia? There are myriad reasons why the crowd MIGHT have been smaller in 2017 vs. 2013.

    - The weather this year was bad. Who wants to stand in the rain for 5 hours?;
    - DC is like the home stadium for the Redskins - the city voted 90%+ for Obama and Hillary. Heck, the Dems could have filled the mall with supporters that could WALK to the event!;
    - Republicans were too busy working to attend;

    But, you’re right, “who cares?”!! Regardless of crowd size, Trump won and is President. Anything else is small-ball, and we really shouldn’t indulge the left in their pettiness.


    01/11/2017 5:01:44 AM PST · 96 of 204
    Be Free to true believer forever
    "What I can't understand is why now?"

    The need and the mission have changed. In October, the dishonest MSM didn't feel the need to go there, as they were unanimous in their belief that Hillary was going to win. They certainly would have if they'd thought Trump would win.

    Now that Hillary is toast, the mission is to undermine Trump, derail at least a few of his cabinet picks, and to ideally temper his USSC picks - maybe go with someone more moderate. (they STILL don't understand Trump!)

    The left is pivoting from denial and anger, to revenge as their form of "bargaining". (See 5-stages of grief for references: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance.) I'm really looking forward to the depression stage. Unfortunately, the left never reaches acceptance.

  • President-elect Trump’s Statement After Briefing With Intelligence Offcials.

    01/06/2017 6:15:37 PM PST · 37 of 39
    Be Free to libertylover

    If you want to see a Republican get really mad, lie about them. If you want to see a Democrat get really mad, tell the truth about them.

  • French cyclist sets the pace -- at 105

    01/03/2017 3:02:29 PM PST · 41 of 43
    Be Free to Grampa Dave

    Best thing I ever did fitness-wise was to take up biking. I used to be an avid and competitive runner (60 miles/wk., with a training pace of 6:30-7:00/mi.). Biking is great because it’s low impact - easy on the joints!

    At 58 years old, my resting heart rate is 42, BP is 110/60, and weight is only about 8-10 lbs more than high-school. I rode just over 3,000 miles in 2016, and usually will average between 18-19 MPG for my regular rides of 40-50 miles. Did a few shorter rides (25-30 miles) this summer at over 20 MPH average.

    I highly recommend it to anyone! Start at your local bike-shop and get a decent entry-level bike. Find out about local group rides, and go with them as often as you can - you’ll be safer, learn more quickly, and have a support mechanism there among the other enthusiasts. If you like travel, there are organized events/rides - usually for charitable causes- and often in really nice places that are themselves worth the trip.

    Seeing this Frenchman still going at 105 is inspirational! Gives me something to shoot for.

  • TV reception breaking up

    01/01/2017 1:07:09 PM PST · 50 of 62
    Be Free to JimRed

    Could be any of: satellite signals to your cable provider; problems at your cable provider and/or their signals into your cable-box; problem with your cable-box; problem with the connection between your cable box and your set. The only things YOU can control are the cable box, TV & related connections. So ...

    1. Double check the connection IN to your cable box from your provider;
    2. Double check the connection FROM your cable box TO your TV.
    3. Disconnect the power to your cable-box and TV, leave alone for a minute or so, then put power back on to both of them. (cold re-start of both).

    If none of the above, then log a problem with the cable-provider. If their problem, they’ll know about it then and work to correct it. If a problem “upstream” from them, they’ll let you know that too.

  • TV reception breaking up

    01/01/2017 10:55:08 AM PST · 11 of 62
    Be Free to JimRed

    What’s your source? Satellite, cable, over-the-air, internet streaming?

    If you’re getting pixels, it’s usually a transmission/reception issue. If satellite or over-the-air, it could be local weather or mis-alignment. If cable or streaming,then it’s likely an issue with the carrier. If streaming over the internet, reboot your modem and router.

  • Free Republic is currently broken

    12/23/2016 6:55:09 AM PST · 51 of 103
    Be Free to Mr. Douglas

    Yes, it’s been a bit wonky ever since the hardware failure and recovery a couple weeks back. If we see it, then Jim and John certainly do - and it’s just as certain they’ll identify the issue and correct it as soon and as best as they’re able.

    If it becomes untenable, walk away from your PC for a while, and take the opportunity to be with your loved ones.

    Merry Christmas fellow Freepers!

  • Rockette goes on Instagram rant over Trump inauguration gig

    12/23/2016 6:44:19 AM PST · 54 of 87
    Be Free to RightGeek

    Want to really make her head spin? Someone might point out to her that at any given appearance/show of the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, half of the audience in attendance voted Trump, if they voted at all. In fact, based on the demographics of who actually can afford a ticket and would be attracted to their show (older, mid-to-upper class whites), I would venture a guess that well over half voted Trump.

    So, it really doesn’t matter if she and the Rockettes perform at the inauguration are high-kicking for Trump-nation every time they take the stage.

  • Reid: DNC was 'worthless' under Wasserman Schultz

    12/22/2016 11:01:41 AM PST · 38 of 42
    Be Free to dsrtsage

    ... and a misogynist, and anti-semetic too. What a loathesome man. Plus, this morning there was a piece about how his 10-year old grandchild was “tense” over a Trump bumper-sticker, so add abusive grandfather to the list, allowing or even “teaching” the grandchild to react to the election in such a way.

  • Dakota Access Pipeline protesters chain themselves to a bank branch in Massachusetts

    12/16/2016 2:00:33 PM PST · 9 of 23
    Be Free to SeekAndFind

    Lock the doors and go home early. Tell them you’ll see them Monday.

    (gonna be a brutally cold weekend for these idiots.)

  • Something is deeply broken at the FBI

    12/16/2016 10:13:55 AM PST · 70 of 73
    Be Free to artichokegrower

    This is the one guy that NEEDS it to be the Russians, or aliens, or ISIS, or SOMETHING, ANYTHING else.

    It was HIS email that was hacked, due largely to his own stupidity. It was HIS email that showed the DNC rigged the primary against Sanders. It was HIS email that proved directly collusion with Hillary’s campaign and the media. It was HIS email that confirmed the Hillary campaign planted protesters within Trump events specifically to provoke violence.

    America had a look inside the sausage factory, and didn’t like what they saw. Couple that with a complete loser of a candidate, and you have the Trump victory.

    So what possible motive would Podesta have to fan the flames of the (#fakenews) Russian involvement?? /sarcasm-off

  • ‘I Think You May Be Coming Undone, Kurt’: MSNBC Contributor’s Bizarre Carlson Show Appearance

    12/16/2016 9:39:14 AM PST · 64 of 85
    Be Free to governsleastgovernsbest

    Typical leftist not willing to own his own record. He spent 5 minutes and 100 words or more complaining how Tucker wouldn’t let him answer a question - one that required only that he say “yes” or “no”.

    He didn’t answer the question because he didn’t WANT to answer the question, as it would have been an admission of his own lie, tweeted during the campaign (#fakenews).

    It’s hysterical to me when these lefty writers come on TV, woefully unprepared for a DIALOG. In their professions, it is a one-way MONOLOGUE that only is challenged in reader comments, when they’re allowed.

  • NYT's Krugman Goes On The Warpath, Says Trump's Win Was 'Illegitimate'

    12/14/2016 4:15:35 PM PST · 62 of 98
    Be Free to Kaslin

    Hey Paul - want to know why Hillary lost?

    1. Hillary sucked as a candidate.
    2. Dems have abandon Americans and American workers.
    3. Dems have supported Black Lives Matter OVER Blue Lives Matter or All Lives Matter, and are largely silent bystanders (if not cheerleaders) in the war on cops.
    4. The Clintons still “loathe the military”.
    5. The economy sucks.
    6. The DNC rigged the primaries and pissed-off the Bernie voters - some large number of whom stayed home.
    7. Stein took votes that likely would have gone to Hillary.
    8. The media colluded with Hillary and the DNC; Wikileaks made sure this was disclosed; America got REALLY pissed.
    9. The election was an opportunity for voters to express their growing anti-establishment sentiments.
    10. Trump entered this perfect-storm as a strong, in-your-face candidate that wasn’t going to play by the same, predictable “rules” that moderate RINO’s have in the past. The Dems did not have a playbook for this.

    Want to know what had Z-E-R-O discernible IMPACT on the election? Russian hackers.

    What a twit.

  • Former UK Ambassador Blasts "CIA's Blatant Lies"

    12/12/2016 9:25:45 AM PST · 25 of 36
    Be Free to detective

    It’s a delicious irony when the Dems, the Washington elite, and the media (but I repeat myself) are mad about the possibility that Russia attempted to manipulate the election by hacking the DNC, then leaking how the Dems and the media were trying to manipulate the election.

  • Jill Stein: People Walk Around With Floppy Disks to Hack Voter Machines

    12/08/2016 7:22:16 AM PST · 172 of 233
    Be Free to kevcol
    The FBI has issued a BOLO for 3 persons-of-interest seen lurking outside numerous polling sites. Here's a picture:

    Lone Gunman

  • Pittsburgh council prez says conversion therapy is 'soul murder'

    12/08/2016 6:56:50 AM PST · 19 of 43
    Be Free to Buckeye McFrog

    Maybe s/he should think of it as a soul-abortion. S/he’d probably be alright with it then.

  • Something Feels Really Off About Jill Stein's Recount Effort

    11/25/2016 6:31:03 PM PST · 49 of 50
    Be Free to 2ndDivisionVet

    What’s surprising, if not shocking, is that a candidate that has Z-E-R-O chance of winning a recount is allowed to file for one. Seems Hillary is just paying someone to do the dirty work for her - again.

  • California's secession: Could Christmas come early for the rest of us?

    11/23/2016 4:34:37 AM PST · 3 of 172
    Be Free to NYer

    Ironic, isn’t it? The liberals are going full-circle and now INSISTING on a reduced role for the Federal government, asserting more control at the State and local level.

  • 'I never thought Trump would win': meet the Americans who chose not to vote

    11/21/2016 12:31:21 PM PST · 30 of 78
    Be Free to 2ndDivisionVet


    Yet another angle from the “Hillary really won” delusional wing of the Socialist (Democrat) left.

    First, they self-select a pro-Hillary set of respondents because, afterall, who REALLY reads the Guardian AND bothers to reply to anything they have to say? This is anything but a representative sampling.

    Then, they presumably do what all good brown-shirts would do - select the responses that would support their preconceived narrative: Hillary really would have won if all the folks had voted, ergo Trump isn’t really the choice of Americans.

    Then they stupidly pick respondents where the votes truly DIDN’T matter - because Hillary won those contests, and all of those electoral votes anyway.

    I wonder how many pro-Trump “voters” didn’t bother, in states like California, Massachusetts, New York & Illinois, where their votes don’t count because of the huge Democrat machines that ensure they’re all deep blue?

    Just more sour grapes from the losing left. We only have to worry about them again when they actually figure out why they lost.

  • Trump team said it could have done better on press access

    11/16/2016 11:25:39 AM PST · 25 of 61
    Be Free to EveningStar

    Trump SHOULD say: “I’ll tell the press about my dinner plans when Obama & Hillary tell us where they were the night of the Benghazi attacks.”

  • Sen. Barbara Boxer to introduce bill to end Electoral College

    11/16/2016 6:44:16 AM PST · 38 of 90
    Be Free to Old Teufel Hunden

    Came in as a twit; leaves as a twit.

    WITH California, Hillary leads the popular votes counted by about 950,000.

    WITHOUT California, Trump leads the popular votes counted by 2.1 million.

    In other words, 49 States’ popular votes overwhelmingly preferred Trump. In fact, a MAJORITY of Americans outside of California voted for Trump (51%). And this INCLUDES the liberal bastions of New York and Massachusetts.

    Take a hike (soon to be ex) Sen. Boxer!

    Now who is out of the mainstream of America?

  • Did Trump really win the popular vote?

    11/15/2016 8:12:52 AM PST · 65 of 69
    Be Free to woofer2425

    Why does it matter? It’s like asking someone now “Who had more hits in this year’s World Series, the Cubs or the Indians?”. Maybe an interesting data point, but completely irrelevant - the Cubs won the World Series.

    The Presidential election is won by obtaining 270 (or more) electoral votes, not by obtaining the majority of the popular votes. My other thoughts on this:

    1. If the election went to the popular vote winner, BOTH candidates would campaign to achieve that end. You can’t take a statistic out of context, relative to the rules as they existed when the campaigns were run and votes were cast.

    2. Similarly, Trump voters in liberal bastions like Massachusetts, New York & California have absolutely no incentive to go to the polls (and likely didn’t, in very large numbers) when they know their State is going to go for Hillary regardless of their vote. This works in reverse too - where Dems would stay home in bright-red states. The votes cast would have looked different if the rules were different.

    3. You won’t see the Electoral College system changed any time soon, so it’s also academic to even think about it. To do away with the system requires a constitutional amendment. That requires 2/3 of both the House & Senate, or 2/3 of the States at a Constitutional Convention. (Incidentally, NONE of the current amendments ever came out of a Constitutional Convention).AND it then requires ratification by 3/4 of the States (38 of 50). With the (current) Republican dominance of the States’ Governors & Legislatures, plus majorities in both the US House & Senate, there is literally ZERO chance of this occurring in the foreseeable future.

    4. The Dems don’t really want to change either. They have a “Blue Wall” in California, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, etc., which may not go “Red” again in our lifetimes. Therefore, they just have to flip a few “fly-over” states, and they win. As it was, with over 130 million votes counted (so far), Hillary’s popular vote “win” of 600,000 is about one-half of 1% of the total. Eliminate the (very likely) illegal immigrant votes, dead votes, and vote fraud, and Trump almost certainly won that too. The fact is, Dems have a better shot under the Electoral College system than the popular vote system - in a FAIR election.

  • Your candidate got more of the popular vote? Irrelevant.

    11/09/2016 5:13:41 PM PST · 39 of 49
    Be Free to smokingfrog

    Irrelevant and sour grapes. The “game” is played to win the most Electoral College votes, not the popular vote. If the rules were different, the game would be played differently.

    As an example from another hotly-contested endeavor, look at the 2003 MLB World Series. As we all know, the MLB World Series winner is the first team that wins 4 games in a head-to-head series. In 2003, that was the Florida Marlins. If after the series, the losing Yankees followed the WaPo model, they’d be indignant, saying they should be the declared winner, because they scored more total runs and had more total hits.

    Of course, you don’t change the rules after the fact - unless you’re a whiny Dem.

  • Sources: U.S. Intel Warning of Possible al Qaeda Atacks in U.S. Monday

    11/04/2016 11:11:14 AM PDT · 2 of 41
    Be Free to nickcarraway

    Predicate for troop placement on the streets?

  • Dems sue GOP over Trump's 'rigged' complaints

    10/27/2016 6:35:00 AM PDT · 65 of 103
    Be Free to cba123

    The Dem machine is concerned that they’ll only get 110% of the minority precincts’ registered voters, instead of the usual 130%.

  • CNN: Why Trump's talk of a rigged vote is so dangerous

    10/18/2016 6:54:42 AM PDT · 38 of 86
    Be Free to Zakeet

    Yes, that’s it. It’s not the RIGGED SYSTEM that is the problem. It’s TALKING about the RIGGED SYSTEM that is the problem.

    Typical of the Socialists at CNN.

  • Lynne Patton "The Trump Family I Know" A Black Female Trump Executive Speaks

    10/17/2016 7:14:38 PM PDT · 8 of 25
    Be Free to SE Mom

    Compare this to exactly Z-E-R-O people standing up to praise the character of the Clintons individually, or as a family. And she’s not the only one. Trump is generously privately, with his own money. Clinton is only ever generous with other peoples’ money, and when she thinks it will burnish her own reputation.

    The contrast couldn’t be more stark.

  • Trump campaign fact check: Armrests in first class seats did move

    10/15/2016 1:12:07 PM PDT · 20 of 151
    Be Free to justlurking

    CNN is populated by idiots, liars and hacks. This doesn’t prove squat. “Removable” armrest isn’t the same as an armrest that can be raised. “Removable” means just that - it can be taken out completely, and specifically so the areas beneath can be cleaned. If you remove it, it must be stowed somewhere. The allegation was that Trump raised the armrest, that that he “removed” the armrest.

    More likely is the story that this is the same Leeds that was pissed at the Donald for planting a row of ficus trees on one of his golf courses to keep some houses out of view of golfers, but simultaneously obscuring the view of the ocean FROM those houses. Leeds was one of the homeowners.

  • For all of you who are leaving...

    10/08/2016 8:21:34 AM PDT · 119 of 915
    Be Free to Jim Robinson

    As David Farragut said at the Battle of Mobile Bay: “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!”

  • Did Trump leak his own conversation to expose Hillary, Liberals and Democrats as hypocrites???

    10/08/2016 5:34:11 AM PDT · 57 of 116
    Be Free to jerod

    WHEN it comes up in the debate Sunday - and it certainly will - Trump should say this:

    “I don’t know where or how the Washington Post got their hands on this recording from 20 years ago but, as I’ve been saying this whole campaign, the media is in the tank for Hillary. This is just more proof. But that doesn’t excuse what I said, and I immediately issued a statement and apology as soon as this story came out. So I have a question for you: what is worse, what I SAID, or what Hillary DID? Hillary is the one who laughed about getting a rapist of a minor girl off as his defense attorney. Hillary is the one that orchestrated the attacks on her husbands accusers. Where is HER apology?”

  • Hillary Buys Ads on Weather Channel for Hurricane Matthew

    10/06/2016 6:53:06 AM PDT · 62 of 94
    Be Free to Daffynition

    Unfeeling, uncaring, and crass. Reeks of desperation!

  • Trump in future debates should:

    09/27/2016 9:53:14 AM PDT · 27 of 30
    Be Free to IM2MAD
    Are the only jobs Hillary created those needed to run the Clinton Foundation?

    The only jobs Hillary has ever created are for government bureaucrats and defense attorneys.

  • Vanity: Trump asked, so I emailed him this

    09/27/2016 6:27:57 AM PDT · 33 of 82
    Be Free to TangledUpInBlue

    Great list and framing. I’d add to it the issue of jobs moving out of the country. Trump still doesn’t explain it the way most people will understand, and he could do it that would also make a shambles of Hillary’s tax plan. He started down the right path when asked how he’d bring the jobs back, responding that you have to start by stopping more jobs from leaving. But the real substantive argument would be:

    “Washington politicians like Hillary have created this environment that not just encourages companies to move jobs out of the country, it HERDS them out of the country. Hillary complains that the rich got richer, while the middle class was hurt. And she’s right. The rich looked at the higher taxes, and higher regulatory burdens that SHE and her kind imposed, and tied them to the soft trade deals that SHE and her kind negotiated - deals make it EASY to manufacture outside the USA and then import items back with no tariff. So the rich are fine. They have options. They’ll still make money, because their companies still make and sell products to US consumers. But the US middle-class worker lost his or her job, so of course they’re doing poorly. So what does Hillary propose? Raise the taxes even higher. Look, the top 10% of wage earners already pay over 90% of all income taxes. How much higher can they go? Just ask yourself: if higher taxes and higher regulation have driven all these jobs abroad, will even higher taxes keep that next job from leaving? Or bring any of them back? Only a fool would believe that nonsense.

    The way to bring back jobs is to restore America to a competitive posture - lower taxes - both personal and at the corporate level; reformed and reduced regulations (that are just as much of a cost to businesses as high taxes); and better trade deals that don’t allow foreign goods into our country without tariffs when those countries unfairly compete, or manipulate their currencies.”

  • North Carolina Mob Attack Female Truck Driver – Police Refuse to Help, Desperate Calls To Chopper

    09/21/2016 7:16:51 AM PDT · 37 of 52
    Be Free to detective

    The City of Charlotte is run by Democrats, and has been for years and years. The Mecklenburg County government is run by Democrats - and has been for years and years. The police force is the “Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department” - a combined City/County entity so, effectively, is run by Democrats.

    The current Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief (Kerr Putney) is black. The previous police chief (Rodney Monroe) was black. The officer who shot the decedent is black. The decedent is black, and had a gun. The decedent is also said to be an ex-felon, making his possession of a gun illegal. It was obviously a bad idea for him to brandish a gun when approached by police.

    Now, despite all of this, my prediction is that the national media will decend upon Charlotte like locusts on crops. High-profile liberal activists will do so as well, including and especially BLM, Sharpton’s NAN, Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition, etc. You see, NC is a swing state - one the Dems have been pouring resources in for years and years. They are trying to turn it into another bullet-proof Blue state, like California, New York, or Massachusetts. With the election looming, they will (predictably) take this event well beyond the facts, and well beyond reason, because they need a catalyst to stimulate liberal voter turnout.

    This new faux-outrage will be ON TOP of the recent decision of the 3-judge panel of liberal-activist-judges of the 4th District overturning the State’s voter ID law, and a separate judgement that the most recent redistricting was discriminatory. And the liberal media is still holding the State’s GOP-led legislature’s, and GOP Governor’s feet to the fire over HB2 (House Bill 2), protecting innocents’ privacy in bathrooms, locker-rooms, and other shared-use facilities historically segregated by biological gender.

    The Dems play hardball. The GOP cowers under their desks. We really need someone like Trump, who will stand up to all this nonsense and reverse the tide.

  • TWITTER: Dr. Seuss comments on Jake Tapper editing Hillary comment about NYC bomb

    09/18/2016 10:15:13 AM PDT · 17 of 25
    Be Free to doug from upland

    Or we could do Jake limericks!

    There once was an anchor named Jake.
    Trump’s ascension he just could not take.
    Though the recording was clear,
    as we could all hear,
    what he played on the air was a fake.

  • NCAA moving 7 championship events out of North Carolina

    09/12/2016 6:08:42 PM PDT · 17 of 60
    Be Free to ConservativeStatement

    What’s with this half-measure? Either you’re against NC and HB2 or you’re not. The NCAA pulls 7 events? Why not all? Are they outraged or not? Or are they just trying to make a statement?

    Clearly they’re trying to use money as the carrot. Since when are conservative values and morals up for sale?

  • Per Capita Firearms vs Murder Rates in the U.S. 1950 – 2014

    09/07/2016 8:59:20 AM PDT · 13 of 21
    Be Free to marktwain

    Just for fun, show this graph to a liberal - but without the labels. Tell them the “red” is % of vehicles with airbags, and green is the number of vehicular deaths per 100,000 vehicles. Then ask them what they think the graph tells them.

    Only after they’ve answered, tell them it is gun ownership and deaths by firearms. Then ask them what they think the graph tells them.

    Then stand back and watch their head explode!

  • 'Coughing Clinton' Shrugs Off Health "Conspiracy Theories" As Questions Emerge On "Pollen" (trunc)

    09/06/2016 8:58:52 AM PDT · 28 of 55
    Be Free to RightGeek

    If it were “seasonal allergies”, wouldn’t there be a clear record of her being afflicted in the past? Surely there’s video footage of her time as First Lady, NY Senator or SoS where she had a cough attack due to these same allergies, no?

  • ABC NEWS Poll: Clinton Unpopularity at New High, on Par With Trump

    08/31/2016 10:23:35 AM PDT · 41 of 51
    Be Free to tcrlaf

    Hillary’s unfavorable ratings are because of what we know to be 100% true about her. Trump’s unfavorable ratings are because of what the media and Dems (and RINO’s) tell us we’re supposed to fear about him - with absolutely no substantiation.

    The reality is that Trump is a big unknown, as there’s no political history behind him or his candidacy, so we can only judge him by his words, and his actions as a business man.

  • Democratic Congressman: Clinton Foundation ‘Should Be Cut Off’

    08/30/2016 2:51:27 PM PDT · 5 of 19
    Be Free to orchestra

    Typical politician - want you to think they’re outraged and doing something, while actually doing nothing. “Cutting off”, or even closing the foundation down will do absolutely nothing. The problem isn’t the foundation, it’s the Clintons. Everything they touch is tainted, tarnished, and slimed. They are out for themselves, and no one else.

  • Media Report 25% of Current Florida Primary Ballots Never-Voted Before EVER

    08/29/2016 4:27:38 AM PDT · 8 of 31
    Be Free to taildragger

    Or pointing toward massive voter fraud via the least secure method - the absentee ballot.

  • Commercial flights are too ‘burdensome’ for Clinton

    08/24/2016 9:29:50 AM PDT · 27 of 48
    Be Free to ChicagoConservative27

    B.S. issue. I’m no Hillary fan (look at post history), but I would EXPECT our top cabinet officials to fly private aircraft if, for no other reason, to not mess up the traveling public with all of the extra security requirements that disrupt normal flight operations. I got bumped from a flight (shuttle) out of Logan one time because Ted Kennedy and his entourage needed the seats - flying coach no-less.

  • Hillary Had State Dept. Staff Research Parkinson's Drug

    08/24/2016 6:39:41 AM PDT · 13 of 50
    Be Free to xzins

    Placing a bet here: The Hillary campaign needs to stop the bleeding and garner sympathy. They need to do so in a way that doesn’t confirm her own medical ailments. My prediction is that the emails pointing to research about various prescription meds, Parkinson’s Disease, etc., etc. will be explained away as research for medical problems BILL has. Hillary was clearly just being a loving and devoted wife to the man she has loved all these years.

    I can hear the new lie now: “This is a very private matter. We were hoping not to have to air it in public but, because it has become such a distraction to the real issues we should be taking about, our sleazy, mud-slinging political enemies have forced us to disclose this very painful and very personal matter. We won’t address it further, and won’t take any questions, and hope that the American public will be understanding as we live and deal with Bill’s affliction in private.”