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  • TECH Ping! Need to Wake Up a FrontPage Website Old, Old Tech. Where Can I Find Skills?

    05/13/2016 4:17:06 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 46 replies
    05.13.16 | chickensoup
    Have a need to use my rickety old website. It is a 200 page FrontPage monster which has been sitting out at my ISP for quite a few years with little updating. I have recently been approached about restarting my column nationally. Am so excited! I would like to use the webpage as the vehicle and realize that it will need to be upgraded. I run WIN7. There is no extension left for Frontpage and the software currently does not recognize the website, there isn't even a screen to put in the username and code. The ISP states that FTP...
  • Chronicles Mag May Be an Option for Some Former NR Readers

    05/06/2016 5:29:45 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 6 replies
    Vanity | 05.06.16 | chickensoup
    I have been a subscriber to National Review for a number of years. I have found its political content within the past few years, to be more focused on the status quo. I still read it for its film and book reviews, but it has lost a lot of ground. I also subscribe to both Chronicles and First Things and the Atlantic (to find out what the elite are supposed to think). Chronicles has always been a little bit edgy and sometimes, IMHO, a little over the top. However, I have seen that recently it has broadened its outlook and...
  • Manipulated Conservatives: Transgendered Bathrooms are Trivial

    04/21/2016 7:26:11 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 102 replies
    04.21.16 | chickensoup
    Manipulated Conservatives: Transgendered Bathrooms are Trivial As I watch people get involved with dramas over this issue, I think: What is it that we are not supposed to pay attention to? What is it that the elites, the media and the government don't want us to notice? Is it the loss of our history and culture with the change with monies, another knife in the gut by the Obama administration? Is it the subtlest of this election? Is it the lousy depression like statistics in some areas of the country? Is it the invasion of western Civ and our country...
  • What Are the Mental Health Effects of Climate Change?

    04/12/2016 6:53:12 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 65 replies
    Medscapte ^ | April 07, 2016 | Peter M. Yellowlees, MBBS, MD
    This is the Medscape Psychiatry Minute. I'm Dr Peter Yellowlees. Human-caused climate change, with global warming, is occurring. There is no longer any doubt that heat waves are more intense and longer, and floods and storms more frequent, as the world's temperature and sea levels rise. Much has been written about the potential health impact of extreme weather events around the world, such as infectious diseases, but what about the impact of climate change on the mental health of individuals and populations? A team of investigators from Wellington, New Zealand, have reviewed this topic and concluded that extreme weather events,...
  • NYU students who back Trump afraid to show their faces

    04/04/2016 4:06:04 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04.04.16 | Melorkia Licea
    NYU’s pro-Trump students fear for their safety — and grades. They may be flooding caucus rooms across the country, but Donald Trump supporters at NYU keep their heads down, mouths shut and their correspondence secret. Lying in class about their political beliefs and keeping online conversations strictly private are typical precautions taken by The Donald’s badly outnumbered followers on campus. “Supporters generally try to keep it hidden from the rest of the student body,” said junior Dylan Perera, 22. “They’re afraid of losing friends, being ridiculed in class, getting worse grades and are even afraid of being assaulted and physically...
  • Could not break a 50 at a bank while traveling in US this week?

    03/30/2016 4:05:07 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 98 replies
    chickensoup | 03.30.16 | chickensoup
    Went to a bank to break a 50 I had brought along for tolls, and was told that I could not do that unless I had an account. An American bank was not accepting American money! What the hell is going on? A Fifty is worth a little less than a twenty was worth in the 80's. Not much. Went to a pet store to purchase pet food, had to register to use a fifty. More of a move to get rid of money? Anyone else?
  • Charles Murray Lecture 2009: The happiness of the people

    03/22/2016 4:45:04 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 11 replies
    AEI ^ | March 11, 2009 | Charles Murray
    My thanks to AEI’s Council of Academic Advisers for this great honor.... ...It isn’t usually put this way, but the advent of the Obama administration brings this question before the nation: Do we want the United States to be like Europe?”And then on the evening of the twenty-fourth, President Obama unveiled his domestic agenda to Congress, and now everybody is putting it that way. As Charles Krauthammer observed a few days later, “We’ve been trying to figure out who Barack Obama is, where he’s really from. From Hawaii? Indonesia? The Ivy League? Chicago? Now we know: he’s a Swede.” In...
  • Vanity: Am Traveling the Eastern Seaboard in the Next Few Weeks, any tips?

    03/17/2016 5:40:09 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 181 replies
    memememem | 03.17.16 | chickensoup
    Am taking a travel vacation to visit friends up and down the Eastern seaboard. Any tips on what to avoid and not to avoid? Haven't been down that way in years.
  • TECH PING Adblock extension ...sells to mystery buyer, refuses to name new owner

    03/16/2016 7:33:00 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 53 replies
    the Next Web ^ | 2 Oct '15 | Owen Williams
    Adblock, a popular extension for blocking advertising in Chrome and Safari with more than 40 million users, was quietly sold today. The extension displayed a popup on October 1 saying that it is now allowing EyeO’s acceptable advertising — which allows advertisers to buy their way onto the whitelist — through the filter. ________________ I have recommended adblock a number of times but noticed when the last update which happened last week that I was seeing ads. And now I know why. They are co-opted. I am now trying Ghostary. Are there other adblocking extensions available that our techs recommend?
  • Vanity Need Freeper Prayers

    03/15/2016 4:34:14 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 66 replies
    03.15.16 | chickensoup
    Having a little health issue, an eye problem. It scares me, and would like prayers for wisdom, healing and peace. Waiting for the ophthamologist to open.
  • Freepers of All 50 States, Local Conservative Dailies and Weeklies

    03/03/2016 12:44:40 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 23 replies
    3.03.16 | chickensoup
    Freepers nationwide. I need to compile a database of conservative papers, both dailies and weeklies in each state. Why? For conservative columnists and information sharing. There is no consortium of conservative editors nationwide ( and we wonder why we are losing the culture!) May I impose upon you to provide names of the conservative papers for your state? Format would be: State Name Then the paper names. Your opinions are valued and please give them. All the info you can provide would be helpful. Humbly, Steaming warm, chickensoup
  • Mark Steyn, Raconteur, Columnist, Freedom Fighter, and Cultural Critic Needs Our Help

    01/25/2016 4:44:10 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 88 replies
    01.25.16 | Chickensoup
    I have followed Mark Steyn for years. I have read his columns, followed his career, bought and read his books and now his recordings. Steyn has over the years, fought time and time again for freedom of speech, and freedom of thought. I respect him. I find him a highly ethical man in this world of dubious ethics. I watched him in the legal battles at McLean's magazine. I read his forward to Geert Wilders Book "Marked for Death" where he said that Wilders could not find anyone who would be associated with the book and would Mark mind writing...
  • Cashless Societies: How Realistic? (and a look at EU social engineering)

    12/28/2015 3:11:50 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 55 replies
    Daily Bell ^ | 12/28/15 | Daily Bell Staff
    STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS Cashless Societies: How Realistic? By Daily Bell Staff - December 28, 2015 In Sweden, a Cash-Free Future Nears ... Parishioners text tithes to their churches. Homeless street vendors carry mobile credit-card readers. Even the Abba Museum, despite being a shrine to the 1970s pop group that wrote "Money, Money, Money," considers cash so last-century that it does not accept bills and coins. Few places are tilting toward a cashless future as quickly as Sweden, which has become hooked on the convenience of paying by app and plastic. – New York Times Dominant Social Theme: Remove analog...
  • Help. Need Recommendations for Wifi and Router for Large House, Four Users.

    12/16/2015 2:24:19 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 104 replies
    chickensoup's very tiny brain | 12.16.15. | chickensoup
    Because of changes in my household there is now a need for major TV. So I have upgraded from the basic for my garage tenant to standard that has almost 200 channels. Now I have to purchase a modem and Wi-Fi. I talked to the cable guy. I need Wi-Fi that will travel over 60feet and over three stories. I need a modem that is Time Warner compliant that will bring in over 300 doo-hickies. Is there any one out there who understands this? I have to shop tomorrow and send back the TW modem. Help!Because of
  • Obamacare Advance Directive from my Long Time Physician Group. Killing fields Come Home

    12/07/2015 4:42:27 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 21 replies
    12.07.15 | chickensoup
    After 15 years with my medical group, I received the advanced directive from them. Modeled after the Obama care directive it was interesting to note that the doctor's group directive asks whether one wants to choose whether to be KEPT ALIVE when one has an illness that will not get better, cannot be cured, and will result in one's death quite soon, i.e. a terminal condition. Or when one is no longer unconscious, and likely one would never regain conscious again. The other choice is to be kept alive as long as possible. All other directives I see ask whether...
  • Roku Question. Recently Housemate installed Roku, Bandwith is degraded on other devices?

    11/30/2015 5:45:04 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 48 replies
    113015 | chickensoup
    Roku Question. Recently Housemate installed Roku, Bandwith is degraded on other devices? Is it a bandwidth hog? We run several tvs and computers in the building off of cable TV and cable internet. But noticed that Roku was on and was degrading the computers thruput. It is off now and we are back to usual whizzing speeds. Thoughts?
  • Happy Thanksgiving to All of You. Thanksgiving Plans?

    11/25/2015 12:27:35 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 95 replies
    11.25.15 | chickensoup
    Happy Thanksgiving to you all. May there be many blessings in each day. What are your Thanksgiving plans? I am working and will probably have dinner at work. Tried to find a Chinese or Indian restaurant that would be open tomorrow, but they are all closed. Hope to find you all well and with your families and loved ones and friends and with lots of pumpkin pie!
  • (Vanity) Quick Question: Obama and Wife Hosted Heavily Publicized Wed Eve Parties...

    11/20/2015 4:48:10 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 27 replies
    chickensoup | 11.20.15 | chickensoup
    Quick Question: Obama and Wife Hosted Heavily Publicized Wed Eve Parties and now I don't hear about them anymore. Are there no more parties with top billed entertainment, or is the media covering for them?
  • Christian man allegedly killed by 3 Muslim immigrants in Maine...

    08/26/2015 6:02:21 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 39 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Leo Homan
    program. A judge on Monday unsealed the court documents of a grisly murder of a Christian man, allegedly at the hands of three Muslim immigrants in Portland, Maine. In those documents, which had been sealed since the three men were charged Aug. 11, police said they found the brutally beaten body of Freddy Akoa lying on the living-room floor in his apartment. He was the victim of a savage attack that took place over several hours. According to the autopsy report, he had cuts and bruises all over his body, with the fatal blows coming to his head. Akoa, who...
  • Anchor Baby, Slip a Passport Under the Tree for Me... (Santa Baby) Steyn

    08/25/2015 6:26:48 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 14 replies
    Steynonline ^ | 08.25.15 | Mark Steyn
    America's Anchorman, Rush Limbaugh, returns to the airwaves tomorrow, so, as EIB's very own Anchor Baby, I enjoyed a second day behind the Golden EIB Microphone. You can find a few moments from the show here: The Republican Party has become the party of 'Nothing Can Be Done.' It's the Council of Despair. Donald Trump is the symptom, but the disease is a do-nothing Republican Party. I asked the question during the show "What is the Republican Party for?" I'm not sure I got a satisfactory answer. One chap who might have provided one is Rick Wilson, the self-proclaimed top...
  • Don’t Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America

    08/12/2015 6:24:15 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 35 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | 8/12/15 | John Whitehead
    Being a citizen in the American corporate state is much like playing against a stacked deck: you’re always going to lose. The game is rigged, and “we the people” keep getting dealt the same losing hand. Even so, most stay in the game, against all odds, trusting that their luck will change. The problem, of course, is that luck will not save us. As I make clear in my book, Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the people dealing the cards—the politicians, the corporations, the judges, the prosecutors, the police, the bureaucrats, the military, the media, etc.—have only...
  • Need Information About Visas and Central America Nicaragua?

    07/22/2015 6:27:34 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 17 replies
    07.22.15 | chickensoup
    Daughter has been in missions in Central America for three years. She would like to bring home the fiancé for a visit. Says that it is impossible to obtain a visa, even for a short visit, from the US embassy. This is a man with assets and properties who of course will be returning to his country. Daughter says that even visitors who would be at conferences here in states are denies. Each application is a non refundable 200 and only can be applied once every six months, and she has seen people spend up to a thousand, trying to...
  • Does Facebook Freeze your Computer When You Go There?

    07/21/2015 5:06:29 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 52 replies
    I go to FB at least once a day to check on kids. After I visit I go to options and clear my files and caches. I also run Adblock (May the LORD bless it!(now I can go to Brietbart!)) Each time I go to FB it freezes my computer while the disk runs madly. How frozen, chickensoup? Frozen enough that it stopped a cd I was listening to dead in its tracks, only to start back up when unfrozen. If I don't clear my caches and files there is no freezing. Anyone else experience this?
  • Outlook and Me, My Computer is Withholding Emails, the Beast! Tech Ping?

    06/23/2015 5:27:38 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 57 replies
    06.23.15 | chickensoup
    Have three computers two laptops and an Asus minipad with touchscreen. The laptops run Win7 and Outlook 2003, the minipad runs Win8 and Outlook whatever came with it. Have my 5 email addresses on the two laptops and one of the 5 addresses is on the minipad. I thought that all the mail would download to all the computers all the time. Not so. Some mail goes to one laptop some mail goes to the other lap top and some mail goes to the minipad. And some mail goes to all. Talked to Time-Warner, the said it was an Outlook...
  • Mexican Racial Cleansing?

    06/17/2015 5:32:46 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 35 replies
    061715 | chickensoup
    In discussing and researching information about the Mexican diaspora to the USA I discover that most of the fleeing aliens are poor of indigenous origin and not Spanish Mexicans. A racial cleansing This would be a bit like making sure blacks do not have jobs and encouraging them all to go to Canada. And when Canada object having the US government secretly encourage them across the border pointing out all that empty space on the map and that the indigenous once owned all of North America. Your thoughts?
  • Into Darkness When the victim isn’t blameless

    06/08/2015 7:39:17 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 29 replies
    City Journal ^ | 060815 | Theodore Dalrymple
    Of the making of books there is no end; but seldom can there have been so appalling a spur to writing—or at least to dictating—a book as that felt by Tina Nash. She would never have sullied a page had her boyfriend Shane Jenkin not beaten and strangled her to unconsciousness and then gouged out her eyes with his bare hands, leaving her blinded for life. It was a crime that eclipsed all others in Britain that year (2011) in sheer malignity. The victim’s book, Out of the Darkness, is a classic of a kind. Though her narrative was ghostwritten,...
  • Seriously? Joe Biden sells Super Beta Prostrate on the Radio? Did I hear correctly?

    06/06/2015 2:49:03 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 59 replies
    My radio | 06.06.15 | chickensoup
    I just heard an ad that I thought was a joke, it was Joe Biden selling Super Beta Prostrate on the Radio? Did I hear correctly? I heard it once before and thought it was a joke. This time I listened carefully and there was no punch line. Can any public elected official flog a product while in office. It cannot be true, can it? I looked online and could not find the ad. Is this real? Are we that far gone?
  • The NSA’s Technotyranny: One Nation Under Surveillance

    05/27/2015 5:05:48 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 32 replies
    Daily Bell -Rutherford ^ | 05.27.2015 | John Whitehead
    The NSA’s Technotyranny: One Nation Under Surveillance The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control. – William Binney, NSA whistleblower We now have a fourth branch of government. As I document in my new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, this fourth branch came into being without any electoral mandate or constitutional referendum, and yet it possesses superpowers, above and beyond those of any other government agency save the military. It is all-knowing, all-seeing and all-powerful. It operates beyond the reach of the president, Congress and the courts, and it marches in lockstep with the...
  • HILL: 'Is Matt Drudge second most influential man in America?'

    05/08/2015 3:11:48 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05,08,15 | Brent Budowsky
    While as a liberal, I do not suggest the following with a great deal of pleasure, but Matt Drudge is by far the single most influential person in the American media, and it is fair to ask: Is he the second most influential man in America? For more than any individual in the media, Drudge dominates his competitors to the degree that he has no competitors, and determines what you watch on television, what you read in newspapers, what you hear and radio, and even what you read on the Internet about politics more than any single person in American...
  • Tech Ping: Bought the Computer, Trying to Do Wireless File Transfer HELP!!

    04/14/2015 4:57:49 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 87 replies
    04.14.15 | chickensoup
    Tech Ping: Bought the Computer, Trying to Do Wireless File Transfer HELP!! Is there any help out there for Win7 among the Freepers? Wanted to file transfer from the old WIN 7 machine to the new WIN7 machine and the new computer wont recognize the old computer and vice versa. Both computers I think have the same name, could that be a problem. The old computer has a home group and the new computer keeps trying to make its own home group, the hussy! The last legs are rapidly approaching for old computer Last conversation was this: Question about Laptop...
  • Question about Laptop Purchase Win8.1 with 1TB SATA vs Beloved Win7 No SATA??

    04/08/2015 11:50:49 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 91 replies
    04.08.15 | chickensoup
    Question about Laptop Purchase Win8.1 with 1TB SATA vs Beloved Win7 No SATA?? I am again buying a computer. The VAIO with Win7 is dying after many years of faithful service. I have some Acers in sight but cannot decide between the Win8.1 with 1TB SATA vs Beloved Win7 No SATA but instead a regular hard drive. I just word-process and surf and store pics. Occasionally Skype. I have Win8 on my teeny computer and I cannot say I particularly like it, some people say I can turn the 8 into a 7 look and feel. But is it really...
  • Language Control: Conservatives Need to Refer to Hillary Clinton as ClintonII.

    04/06/2015 7:47:06 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 35 replies
    04.06.15 | chickensoup
    Language Control: Conservatives Need to Refer to Hillary Clinton as Clinton II. Why Clinton II? Because there is a tendency for the media to obey and use fawning warm cuddly terms when dealing with their favored fascist leftists. The Clinton II team has been trying to brand her and just plain "Hillary" for years in hopes that they can emotionally disconnect her from Clinton I, the predator. Clinton II is about the aspect of entitlement that the elite gangsters have attained about leadership in this country. As a democratic republic out job is to bring the power back to the...
  • So What Is all This Homosexual Drama in the Media Obscuring?

    04/02/2015 10:37:27 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 41 replies
    chicken | chickensoup
    So What Is all This Homosexual Drama in the Media Obscuring? So what are we NOT supposed to be paying attention to in the media? What is being covered up? I understand the drama of this issue and the significance to these atheists attacking Believers on Holy Week. But there is something else? Iran? Africa? More executive orders and more loss of freedom? What is it?
  • So Exactly How Many Planes Have Muslims Taken Down (or Suspected) in Total?

    03/25/2015 8:25:07 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 54 replies
    03.25.15 | chickensoup
    So Exactly How Many Planes Have Muslims Taken Down (or Suspected) in Total? Crashed, missing... There are, of course, the four planes that were crashed on 9/11. Do we have a list? Can we make one?
  • How ObamaCare Harms Low-Income Workers

    01/12/2015 5:39:24 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1.8.15 | By JOHN C. GOODMAN
    How ObamaCare Harms Low-Income Workers Full-timers become part-timers, losing wages and the opportunity to buy the health coverage they most prefer. By JOHN C. GOODMAN The primary purpose of the Affordable Care Act was to make health insurance affordable for people with modest incomes. Yet as the employer mandate begins to kick in for 2015, the law is already hurting some of the people it was intended to help. By this time next year, we may find that many workers who earn within a few dollars of the minimum wage have less income and less insurance coverage (as a group)...
  • Equating Prudence with Cowardice France must continue

    01/08/2015 6:07:25 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 6 replies
    City Journal ^ | 7 January 2015 | Theodore Dalrymple
    Equating Prudence with Cowardice France must continue to mock, bait, and needle its Muslims. How long would it take for a Western journalist to blame the Charlie Hebdo murders on French colonialism and journalistic insensitivity to the feelings of Muslims? Not nearly as long, I suspected, as it would take a journalist in the Muslim world to blame them on the legacy of Mohammed and Islam. And I was right. It took less than four hours for an associate editor of the Financial Times, Tony Barber, to post a piece on the website of his august publication blaming the journalists...
  • CDC Morbidity and Mortality Report

    01/06/2015 3:38:02 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 6 replies
    1.06.15 | chickensoup
    The CDC used to have a report called the Morbidity and Mortality Report which reported the previous week's deaths and reasons. I used to have it mailed to me years ago. I remember a while back on HUSSIAN's watch during a flu season, the CDC stopped reporting where deaths were occurring. I have not been able to find the report recently. Has that information been taken from us totally? I went to the CDC
  • Happy New Year 2015 to All!

    12/31/2014 3:57:18 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 218 replies
    12.31.14 but not for long | chickensoup
    Happy New Year to all Freepers and Lurkers. Have spent many happy hours here in the past year. Have read the posts of interesting and good people. Have battled with the best and got help from the best. Much love to you all. Post your New Year wishes and if you like, plans for 2015.
  • Everytime the screen refreshes I am logged out of FR

    12/12/2014 6:30:40 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 83 replies
    12/12/14 | chickensoup ( THE Soup)
    Everytime the screen refreshes I am logged out of FR I log out constantly . Frustrating. New behavior. Not logging out of other sites on screen change. Do you not love me anymore?
  • I am Trying to Buy a Tablet and Need Some Freeper Tech Advice.

    11/29/2014 2:36:10 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 77 replies
    11.29.14 | chickensoup
    Hello Freepers. Chickensoup is spending money again. I have to do a tech upgrade. I am buying a tablet! The little ones that people use when they don't want to be tied to the big one. So, I have decided what tablet to buy, it is an Asus Transformer 10inch. 64K and most likely with the 500 GB in the keyboard. However there seems to be versions upon versions and no one to talk to. The nice boy at Best Buy kept pointing to the one he had and said that was the one to buy. At Amazon there seems...
  • WA Post Read Darren Wilson's Full Grand Jury Testimony, and Documents This is from the Post.
  • Time to Buy a Small Pad-Type Computer. Need Freeper Input.

    11/24/2014 10:12:22 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 106 replies
    11/24/14 | chickensoup
    I want to buy one of those pad type of computers so I can use the Internet, check my email and perhaps read books on the road. I do not have a smart phone, and do not want one. I will only hook up to wifi and not have a "data package" for the machine. there seem to be several opeating systems. Apple, Google and Microsoft. Apple eeeh. Google? I am not keen about feeding the Beast. I happen to like Microsoft products. Yes I know I am the ONLY Freeper who does, but what the heck? I cannot really...
  • Madonna and Child Stamps are Available at the Post Office Now.

    11/12/2014 6:54:31 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 34 replies
    11.12.14 | chickensoup
    The classic Madonna and Child postal stamps are now available at the post office. Support Western Civ and our traditional culture and purchase them! They are particularly lovely this year. Does anyone remember that one was able to order Christmas cards to match the stamps? I recall my grandmother having such cards imprinted.
  • Need Binocular Recommendations. Watching Birds at Feeder

    11/10/2014 4:30:24 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 125 replies
    11/10/14 | Chickensoup
    I know next to nothing about optics. I want to look at the birds more closely at the feeders at home. I will be looking through double paned windows. The feeders are four to ten feet away. Then there are the birds in the trees that are up to 25 feet away. Any recommendations for binoculars? I wear glasses and am nearsighted. I would appreciate any input. I think they are going to be my Christmas present to myself. That or a receiver for my old stereo that I am trying to resurrect. But that will be another thread! Thank...
  • My Daughter is in Nicuragua Where there are Mudslides. Very Difficult, Prayers please

    10/11/2014 4:20:12 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 64 replies
    10 11 14 | Chickensoup
    As many of you may have heard, Ometepe got hit with huge mudslides over the past couple of days. Praise God, all of my students and their families are safe! By the grace of God we have only had one death, but many peoples homes, crops, and livestock have been destroyed. They will not be able to replant either because of the mounds of rock covering their land. The roads have been completely covered in rock, tree, and mud. The is the first time people have seen it this bad here on the island. Thank God we finally have power...
  • So How Does an Ebola Outbreak Benefit the Leftists Running the Country?

    10/09/2014 4:57:48 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 70 replies
    10/09/14 | chickensoup
    So How Does an Ebola Outbreak Benefit the Leftists Running the Country? What are the benefits of letting something like this run unchecked with no quarantines at border? Who wins if this becomes a factor in daily life in Western civ? Can we follow the money here? What good is this to leftist totalitarian fascists who run this oligarchy? Is this good for the super-rich? What about the Moslims? How does it benefit them? Trying to understand the bizarre public health choices here that seems to have been in place since Aids hit our shores. Are we trying not to...
  • Obama ‘Tipping His Hat’ to ISIS by Calling Them ‘ISIL’

    09/05/2014 4:52:55 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 43 replies
    Media Ite ^ | 09.05.14 | chickensouop
    So Hussein (Obama) Decides to Call ISIS ISIL and the Media is Unquestioningly Complicit? Ainsley Earhardt: “They changed the name in the middle of all this to ISIL. They don’t have the right to do that. We’re going to continue to call them ISIS.” Harris Faulkner: “So our president is tipping his hat to them.” Earhardt: “They changed the name…” Faulkner: “So, it’s the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Levant is a bigger territory. That’s why they want to embrace that name and it includes many, many more countries than just Syria.” Jesse Watters: “And I think the...
  • Was there a post about Tech companies eliminating the second beheading video from the web?

    09/04/2014 6:00:18 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 17 replies
    09.04.14 | chickensoup
    Was there a post about Tech companies eliminating the second beheading video from the web? Cannot find it. Help I thought I saw a post about how the second beheading of a journalist was eliminated from most American sites. As someone who strongly believes that Americans should see the atrocities that Islamics are perpertarating on others, I was stunned and wanted to follow that thread. Please if someone could provide the FR url?
  • Need Ideas. First Time Alone for Thanksgiving in Many Years, Where to Go?

    08/18/2014 5:16:06 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 204 replies
    08.18.14 | chickensoup
    After years and years of hosting Thanksgiving for friends and family, I am on my own this year. My friends are either overseas or have moved out of the area, or have moved to live near their children, and my children are scattered. I have no family. So I am on my own. I am looking for ideas for something to do on Thanksgiving, some place to go. I am considering Montreal, Asheville, etc. I live in the Northeast, and would have about 2K to spend. I am not fond of large cities, would love to do something fun, and...
  • Freeper Input needed. Does Anyone Here Breed Dogs? Looking for Information on Getting Started

    08/10/2014 3:16:58 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 180 replies
    08.10.14 | Chickesoup
    Does anyone here breed dogs? I love a certain breed of dog and next year I am going to end one of my jobs and would like to buy and raise and train a few dogs of my favorite breed. But I don't know how to start. Love information. Or even direction. FreeRepublic you are like a husband, advisor, computer geek and everyday company to me. Love you all and wish I could have you all over for Chickensoup!!