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  • The "10% Flex" Tax plan, a novel idea for Taxes and Tariffs ~ Vanity

    05/24/2016 6:04:51 PM PDT · by GraceG · 29 replies
    GraceG
    When it comes to taxes, depending on whichever conservative you talk to they all have a different idea on what sort of tax plan would work best. Some want a national sales Tax, some want an income tax, and some even want a Tariff. So why not UNIFY under a plan that ALL of us can get behind? Here is an idea that I have been thinking about that i have never seen before. I call it the "10% Flex" Tax plan. Why is it flexible? It is flexible as it would allow congress to control what TYPE of taxes...
  • Here Ya Go… The Diabolical Narcissism Video is Up

    05/15/2016 5:52:17 PM PDT · by GraceG · 26 replies
    Barnhardt.biz ^ | May 11, 2016 | Ann Barnhardt
    <p>Finally! Thanks be to God!! And thanks to the anonymous videographer who really clamped down over the past few days and cranked this out.</p> <p>As always, I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE MIRRORING AND REPUBLISHING MY VIDEOS. I make these things so that the information can get out into the world. There is no copyright concern here. And, as we learned from the Islamic Sexuality video presentation which was censored and scrubbed by YouTube from my channel, the best protection against censorship is mirroring and republishing these videos. So have at it.</p>
  • (Vanity) Why is there no set process for a state to leave the union?

    05/13/2016 1:18:26 PM PDT · by GraceG · 176 replies
    GraceG
    I have been reading about the periodical votes the Texas legislature makes about secession and pondered on it a while and thought a bit about it and came up with a few things. 1. We have a set of procedures for adding a state to the union in the Constitution. 2. We don't have any set of procedures if a majority of a state's population want to no longer be part of a union. 3. If the formation of the country was the voluntary gathering of states to form the union in the first place, then wouldn't forcing a state...
  • The Tr(ump)uth and Reconciliation Thread ~ Vanity

    05/03/2016 7:11:39 PM PDT · by GraceG · 91 replies
    GraceG
    Well, now that Trump is the nominee it is now time to strop burying the hatchet into each others backs and bury the damned thing out in the back 40. I have always been for Cruz, but to ignore that Trump won the nomination is denying reality. I am glad that Cruz bowed out now instead of dragging us all to convention where the fractures to in Republican party may have developed into full blown fissures and caused our best hope against Hillary to crumble to dust. I wish Ted the best and hope he continues his hard work in...
  • Hillary On Area 51 Secrets: "I Think We Ought To Share It With The Public"

    03/25/2016 4:05:28 PM PDT · by GraceG · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/25/2016 | Jamie Weinstein
    Hillary Clinton says barring any national security risk, she would like to open up the government files on Area 51 to the public if she is elected president. “I would like us to go into those files and hopefully make as much of that public as possible,” she told Jimmy Kimmel Thursday night on his late night ABC talk show. “If there’s nothing there, let’s tell people there’s nothing there.” When Kimmel followed up by asking what she would do if she discovered there was actually something alarming in the files, Clinton replied: “Well, if there is something there, unless...
  • What is a superflare? Researchers explain 'devastating consequences' of an eruption from the Sun

    03/24/2016 9:53:34 AM PDT · by GraceG · 68 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | Jeff Parsons
    An international research team has published a study discussing the possibility and consequences of a 'superflare' erupting from our parent star If a superflare erupted from the Sun , experts have predicted it will have a "devastating" effect on the Earth. It could break down radio communication, damage power supplies across the planet and threaten the stability of our atmosphere. And, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications , the possibility is not as far-fetched as scientists first thought. "We certainly did not expect to find superflare stars with magnetic fields as weak as the magnetic...
  • Why is FreeRepublic not allowing me to post certain Pro-trump stories? ~ Vanity

    03/23/2016 12:43:56 PM PDT · by GraceG · 53 replies
    I have a question for moderators, I go and try to post some pro-trump stories from a certain site and it says that you don't allow them to be posted, what is this? Why can't I post some of the very Pro-Trump stories from the "information conflcts" (using a pseudonym for it) site? I mean they can't be all that bad over there, I mean once that Alex guy was crazy, but now that he supports Donald Trump he should be treated better than Glenn Beck now and you still allow news stories from the "Blaze" to be posted???? I...
  • Trump Is A Direct Threat To Establishment Power

    03/23/2016 12:27:38 PM PDT · by GraceG · 83 replies
    Tucker Carlson interview ^ | 3/23/2016 | Tucker Carlson
    The elite know that Donald is trying to destroy the empire they have built See the Tucker Carlson Interview at the link. Daily Caller founder and Fox correspondent Tucker Carlson breaks down why trump is such a big threat to the establishment.
  • Roger Stone Predicted Jeb Bush Endorsement Of Ted Cruz

    03/23/2016 12:13:28 PM PDT · by GraceG · 36 replies
    On March 17th, 2016 Roger Stone was a guest on the Alex Jones Show and he predicted that Jeb Bush would endorse Ted Cruz which has now come to pass. You Tube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCjqVdpNHWk You Tube Link 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A17utM7MjA
  • Democrat Family Member needs advice caucasing ~ Vanity

    02/29/2016 4:36:48 PM PST · by GraceG · 28 replies
    Ok, so a family member of mine is a Democrat, but they are going to vote for Trump in the general. But they have asked me (the family republican / conservative) who would be better for trump to run against so they can caucus for them on Super Tuesday. So I was wondering if the freepers here have any good ideas on if I should instruct him to Caucus for Hillary or Bernie? Taking all suggestions!
  • The Illustrated Road to Serfdom (Short Cartoon Describing Planned Economies)

    02/10/2016 3:53:22 PM PST · by GraceG · 16 replies
    The Road to Seerfdom:
  • Starting a new Meme "Least Germany" ~ Extreme Vanity

    02/06/2016 2:00:50 PM PST · by GraceG · 7 replies
    I just came up with a meme that I think may stick in relation to allt he crap that Angela Merkel is piling onto Germany right now. "Least Germany" Merkel is Originally from "East Germany", her parents had connection to the Stasi as well. So Behold the leader of "Least Germany"
  • Breaking: shooting near rangeview highschool aurora colorado

    01/26/2016 6:53:56 PM PST · by GraceG · 14 replies
    According to a friend in the area there was or is a shooting at rangeview high school in aurora co. Heard off police scanner. Located in aurora colorado. NOTHING yet on local channels.
  • End of the American Republic, Start of the American Empire ~ Vanity

    01/18/2016 1:57:17 PM PST · by GraceG · 20 replies
    GraceG
    I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about the fall of the Roman Empire and how it started off as the Roman Republic and how it took a very long time from the fall of the Roman Republic to the fall of the Roman Empire. If a Republic doesn't fall into chaos and collapse, it will eventually de-evole into an "Post-Republic Empire". I think we are already there. I am starting to think that the American Republic is long dead and has long since been dead. Especially in everything I have experienced in the last few presidential elections....
  • Did the U.S. Just Pay the "Jizya Tax" to Iran? ~ Vanity

    01/14/2016 6:02:15 PM PST · by GraceG · 21 replies
    Caller to a Radio Show brought up a very fascinating point: From an article about Jizya: Ann Lambton states that the jizya was paid in humiliating conditions by every free male dhimmi of age. According to Cohen, the Quran itself does not prescribe humiliating treatment for the dhimmi when paying Jizya, but some later Muslims interpreted it to contain "an equivocal warrant for debasing the dhimmi (non-Muslim) through a degrading method of remission" The Sailors were Humiliated during the whole process of getting them back, and this sent a clear message to all the 57 Islamic States out there... Kinda...
  • Trump's Choice of Wives ~ Vanity

    01/07/2016 4:35:25 PM PST · by GraceG · 43 replies
    GraceG
    Doing some looking up on Trump's family life and one thing struck me was that two of his wives were of the Slavic descent. (Both of them from the Czechoslovakia region) Something I found interesting myself having some Slavic blood in me.
  • New company claims they'll be able to RESURRECT THE DEAD by 2045

    01/02/2016 1:25:05 PM PST · by GraceG
    U.K. Express ^ | Jan 2, 2016 | Kat Romero
    Entrepreneur Josh Bocanegra attracted a lot of attention when he announced his new artificial intelligence company Humai. Why? Because he claims that by 2045, they'll be able to resurrect the dead. Related articles The new company are aiming to "extend and enhance life" by freezing human brains for extended periods of time using cryonics, a deep freezing technology using very low temperatures, and then putting them into artificial bodies. But Josh claims the company's ultimate goal is to preserve a human brain BEFORE a person dies. He claims if they were able to transplant a live person's brain into a...
  • Why do Progressives think Non-Citizen even have American rights? ~ Vanity

    12/11/2015 5:06:54 PM PST · by GraceG · 38 replies
    GraceG
    The one thing about the hornet's nest in the media that Trump kicked over the other day was the whole idea that it was somehow wrong to ask an incoming immigrant about their religious affiliation. But I ask you all, why did all the progressives either the republicans or the democrat progressives all while and moan like stuck little piggies about this issue. They seem to come from the perspective that the rights protected in Constitution extend to everyone everywhere in the world. This is absurd, plain outright absurd and dangerous. Their interpretation of "Protected American Rights" would then mean...
  • Let's stop pronouncing CAIR as "care" and pronounce it as "Kah-Ear" ~ Vanity

    12/05/2015 12:08:14 PM PST · by GraceG · 28 replies
    I shudder ever damned time this co-conspirator arm of the moeslem Brotherhood is pronounced as "care" as if they really "care" about the infidel. We should pronounce it as "kah-ear", Ca = Kah, ir = Ear. It is an organisation that is alient o our western enlightened culture and as such we should pronounce it as such, an alien word. I am thinking that the Muslim brotherhood picked the acronym CAIR to have a double meaning as it could be pronounced as "care" and simular to the islamic name "khar" Short meaning of Khair: Noble, Admirable and Praiseworthy Alternate spelling:...
  • from 6/5/2013 : U.S. Gives Saudi Airlines "Unrestricted" Access to American Skies

    12/05/2015 12:17:14 AM PST · by GraceG · 11 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3027681/posts ^ | 6/5/2013 | cybercast news service
    The United States and Saudi Arabia have signed an Open Skies agreement that will "permit unrestricted air service by the airlines of both countries between and beyond the other’s territory." The agreement means Saudi airlines may fly from any point in the kingdom to any point in the United States, and that U.S. airlines may fly from any point here to any airport in Saudi Arabia. The deal was signed May 28 in Jeddah by U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia James B. Smith and Dr. Faisal bin Hamad Al-Sugair, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Director of the
  • The Unintended Consequences of Squelching a Backlash ~ Vanity

    12/04/2015 8:37:24 PM PST · by GraceG · 8 replies
    GraceG
    Imagine if you will a classroom filled with several dozen students. There are two trouble making students, one is named Chris, the other other is named Moe. One day Chris grabs Suzie's pig tail and dips it into a ink well and the teacher catches him in the act. The Teach punishes Chris by giving him detention and scolds him in front of the class and the other students glare at Chris and even mock him verbally for doings such a thing because Suzie is well liked girl. The teacher doesn't do anything to stop the other students from letting...
  • People of Germany, WE FORGIVE YOU, NOW WAKE THE HELL UP! ~ Vanity

    11/11/2015 11:55:36 AM PST · by GraceG · 20 replies
    GraceG
    Germans, especially all of you under the age 70ish, WE FORGIVE YOU. We recognize you cannot constantly be paying for the crimes of your ancestors who made bad decisions concerning humanity over 80 years ago. We have good experience about these matters, because the predominate culture of the united states is constantly being brow beaten for the decisions a minority of their ancestors made in the 1800's. Why should you feel this endless constant guilt being foisted upon you by the social engineers that wish to run your country as a literal "Guilt State" of Self Loathing. Especially when the...
  • Flashback 4 years ago... Herman Cain/Ben Carson ~Vanity

    11/06/2015 3:22:38 PM PST · by GraceG · 28 replies
    Anyone else think it is kinds weird that almost exactly 4 years to the date the Liberal Whore media was attacking Herman Cain, another Black man running for the republican ticket. It struck me as either a very weird coincidence or something that they planned. I remember Herman Cain was doing really well before he was attacked by the media. Much like how Carson has been doing well.
  • Happy "Back to the Future" Day

    10/21/2015 6:37:28 AM PDT · by GraceG · 28 replies
    Start up your DeLorean, fill your Mr. fusion up with Beer and Banana Peels, then break out your hover board for today because today is Back to the future day! October 21, 2015 is the date that they travel to in Back to the Future part II. I plan on going to the cafe 80's and enjoying a Pepsi Perfect ordered from Ronald Reagan himself, well at least an AI facsimile of him. Too bad we don't have flying cars, well the EPA, the FAA, and the DOT would probably regulate them to death anyway....
  • A Call to Twitter Arms, Tell W and Jeb what you think ~ Vanity

    10/19/2015 6:05:56 PM PDT · by GraceG · 6 replies
    Just heard about W dissing on Ted Cruz during his fundraiser in Denver for his brother Jeb. I have decided to post a twitter to both of the bush fools: @georgewbush I heard you loathe @tedcruz I now fully regret voting for you, TWICE, I will never vote for @JebBush EVER!
  • Trump should thank "Jeb!" for giving him Plausible Deniability ~ Vanity

    10/13/2015 9:18:08 AM PDT · by GraceG · 20 replies
    GraceG
    Now that the agitator that was part of the "Jeb!" campaign has been exposed for she was, that being a complete plant and political operative inside of the "Jeb!" campaign. It has spectacularly backfired on the "Jebster" and also on the Lame(urine)stream media. CNN jumped on the Political Hit-man bandwagon as they ran a report whining about how supposedly woman unfriendly Trump is supposedly supposed to be. However, due to these backfires, Trump now has a very powerful tool he can use should any more shrill liberal or RINO plants show up in the crowd with a "gotcha" type question...
  • Is Your Gay Neighbor A Serial Killer?

    10/08/2015 5:33:52 PM PDT · by GraceG · 44 replies
    Liberty News Now ^ | 9/1/2015 | Chuck Hoster
    The definition of a serial killer is, “A person who murders three or more people, usually due to abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant break (a “cooling off period”) between them.” Serial killers may be overwhelmingly male and most likely to be either black or white, but is there a connection for these men between their tendencies and their sexual behavior? Most serial killers are seeking out a thrill. But from where does their blood lust stem? Radford University keeps a database of statistics surrounding serial killers; age, race,...
  • I am worried about Obama's Oregon visit tomorrow ~ Vanity

    10/08/2015 5:14:15 PM PDT · by GraceG · 75 replies
    I have read several stories about Obama visiting the small Oregon town where the shooting occurred, specifically the stories about how the Town doesn't want Obama there. I don't know what it is, but every-time I have read these stories I got a chill down my spine. Like there is some sorta set-up taking place. I dunno why, but if the left is so desperate to get gun control I feel all it would take is an incident in this town while the president is there to solidify the left's push for gun control. Again, not sure why I get...
  • Six Black Flags over Syria ~ Pre-Hump Day Humor

    10/06/2015 6:05:47 PM PDT · by GraceG · 6 replies
    Doc Thompson Show
    New Middle Eastern Amusement park: Six Black Flags over Syria https://soundcloud.com/docthompson/6-black-flags
  • How to Deport 30 million people. ~Vanity

    09/30/2015 5:02:51 PM PDT · by GraceG · 53 replies
    This is a general outline to how you would deport 20-30 million illegal aliens. Phase 1: Voluntary Paid deportation, If you turn yourself in for free deportation the US government will pay for their plane/bus/boat ticket back to the country of their origin. In exchange for paying for the person’s fare home you take their finger prints and bio-metric data and picture, etc. You put it in a database and they have to wait 10 years and pay a $5,000 fee before they can legally apply to come into this country again, all future travel visas are denied as well...
  • Has the EPA Lost their ever loving mind? ~ Vanity

    The EPA Twittered this: https://twitter.com/EPA/status/648969378852151297 "Think sunny days are good for plants? Not always. Sunlight causes #ozone to form, which harms foliage, weakens trees: http://www3.epa.gov/airquality/ozonepollution/ecosystem.htm …" Their link is broken because I think they embarassed themselves.
  • Bohner is Bawling right now...~Vanity

    09/25/2015 10:14:29 AM PDT · by GraceG · 80 replies
    He is bawling at his press conference concerning his resignation.
  • Mitch McConnell Has Funded the Abortion Industry For Years

    09/23/2015 5:44:22 PM PDT · by GraceG · 23 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | Senate Conservatives Fund
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wants you to think he opposes the effort to defund Planned Parenthood in the continuing resolution (CR) because it could cause a government shutdown. He also wants you to think it's because he doesn't have 60 votes in the Senate when in fact it only takes 41 votes to filibuster funding for the organization. But the real reason he won't fight is that he doesn't really care about stopping funding for Planned Parenthood, and he never has. Here are the facts that he doesn't want you to know: (1) In 1992, McConnell voted to...
  • Did Louie Gohmert just lay down the Gauntlet? ~ Vanity

    09/04/2015 6:23:09 PM PDT · by GraceG · 11 replies
    Listening to Sean Hanity on my local station (delayed). Louie Gohmert is guest hosting. He said he would NOT run for re-election if the Senate would consider Obama's Iran deal an actual treaty. That is a gutsy move, but considering Obama that is really safe bet they would never consider it an actual Treaty. He also told the establishment this would be their best chance of getting rid of him in the house. I am fine with that, If Cruz becomes prez, Louie would make a fine Texas senator!
  • The Iran Deal is about Combating Global Warming! ~ Vanity

    09/02/2015 1:52:07 PM PDT · by GraceG
    I just figured it out, why Obama went to Alaska to look at the melting glacier in the summer! It is all about halting global warming! You Obama wants Iran to get nuclear weapons sooner rather than later to combat the 2 degree rise in temps predicted 85 years from now. Because when Iran nukes US and Israel it will usher the start a global thermonuclear war that will plunge the entire world into a Nuclear winter that will keep the world nice and cool for the next hundred years or so. Obama is not betraying us, he is saving...
  • Donors want Mitt to jump in again???? ~ Vanity

    08/31/2015 7:46:15 PM PDT · by GraceG · 46 replies
    I mean it sounds like Jeb has fizzled and the GOPe are looking to hedge their bets by trying to woo Mittens McRomomom the wonder kitten to take the Jebsters place as the establishment pick... Talk about "Throwing Good money after Bad"....
  • How to end the Anchor Baby problem Immediately ~ Vanity

    08/20/2015 8:06:42 PM PDT · by GraceG · 21 replies
    10/20/2015 | GraceG
    I just thought of an effective way to end the anchor baby problem clear and simple. Granted it sounds a bit "Draconian", but once you hear it, it does make sense. First, imagine what happens when both parents break ANY OTHER law and get sent to jail. What happens to a child in this case? 1. The child gets taken away by CPS to a temp foster home. 2. If the parents are declared unfit the child can be ran though the foster system and given a fresh set of parents. Well, why not apply this to Illegal Aliens who...
  • Where This WILL Eventually End Up: Fetal Cannibalism

    08/05/2015 9:02:08 PM PDT · by GraceG · 50 replies
    Ann Barnhardt (Barnhardt.biz) ^ | 08-05-2015 | Ann Barnhardt
    With regards to my Tax Strike, and how I have been begging, pleading, admonishing all of you to STOP PAYING TAXES TO THIS ILLEGITIMATE AND SATANIC REGIME, not only as the last non-violent means of resistance, but also for the good of your immortal souls, I would often use rhetoric such as, “What is it going to take for you to draw the line and say ‘this far and no farther?’ What crime will these people have to commit, what atrocity will be needed in order to rouse you from your acedia, indifference and decadence? ARE THEY GOING TO HAVE...
  • Bless You James O'Keefe and Center Med Progress, Abortion Sting ~Vanity

    07/21/2015 12:40:28 PM PDT · by GraceG · 19 replies
    GraceG
    I know James O'Keefe wasn't involved in the recent sting videos involving Planned parenthood, but the very Tactics of this Exposing the evil on the left are shall we say "inspired" by Project Veritas. I love the fact that another group out there has learned from James O'Keefe's group and are using his previous example as an instruction manual and improving upon them. I just wanted to give some props out there to both James O'Keefe for spearheading and pathfinding this method of investigative citizen journalism and also the Center for Medical Progress for taking those lessons and expanding upon...
  • "Sanctuary Cities" should be called "Secessionist Cities" instead ~ Vanity

    07/13/2015 9:54:47 AM PDT · by GraceG · 10 replies
    GraceG
    Seems to me Cities like San Fransisco, Denver, and every other liberal cesspool that supports the illegal aliens that break the law have in effect broken the federal laws, so when the hell is Obama gonna send in the Military to take these break away Cities and force them back into the Union like Obama Lincoln. Isn't it ironic that Denver (a Secessionist city) has a Mural of Obama as Abraham Lincoln in it that was put up around the time of his coronation in Denver in 2008... Hell the Libs in the Media always laugh and chide the Texans...
  • The Secession that happened while we slept: Sanctuary Cities ~ Vanity

    07/11/2015 10:59:02 PM PDT · by GraceG · 3 replies
    GraceG
    Seems to me Cities like San Fransisco, Denver, and every other liberal cesspool that supports the illegal aliens that break the law have in effect broken the federal laws, so when the hell is Obama gonna send in the Military to take these break away Cities and force them back into the Union like Obama Lincoln. Isn't it ironic that Denver (a Secessionist city) has a Mural of Obama as Abraham Lincoln in it that was put up around the time of his coronation in Denver in 2008... Hell the Libs in the Media always laugh and chide the Texans...
  • Is a mini ICE AGE on the way? Scientists warn the sun will go to sleep in 2030 & cause temps to drop

    07/10/2015 5:06:48 PM PDT · by GraceG · 86 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/10/2015 | Mark Prigg
    The Earth could be headed for a 'mini ice age' researchers have warned. A new study claims to have cracked predicting solar cycles - and says that between 2020 and 2030 solar cycles will cancel each other out. This, they say, will lead to a phenomenon known as the 'Maunder minimum' - which has previously been known as a mini ice age when it hit between 1646 and 1715, even causing London's River Thames to freeze over.
  • So since they no longer require proof of citizenship to vote, can I vote multiple? ~ Vanity

    06/29/2015 1:44:00 PM PDT · by GraceG · 28 replies
    GraceG
    Since the SCOTUS just decided to throw the last mechanism of actual democratic elections down the tubes, can my many multiple personalities now vote?
  • Need Help identifying this Hawk/Raptor ~ Vanity

    06/21/2015 6:09:41 PM PDT · by GraceG · 122 replies
    So across my street there is Hawk or big Raptor type bird that lives in a tree, well this spring it had some hatch-lings and now they are flying around the nearby house shrieking and raising a ruckus, think the momma bird tossed them out of the nest as they can now fly. Wondering if any freeples out there have any idea what sort bird this is, I managed to get some up close pics of them. I need a few questions answered. 1. Will they damage my property? 2. Will they kill the squirrels that actually do damage my...
  • An Open Letter to all the Free Traders out there in Freeperville ~ Vanity

    06/17/2015 12:57:57 PM PDT · by GraceG · 35 replies
    GraceG
    There has been vigorous debate in the Free Republic Forums recently between the propel who think the TPP and TPA are good and that we need Free Trade, and the staunch protectionists out there, and the middle of the road variety like myself that don't want such things but still recognize that we need trade. We have learned many things about each other, but one of the things I have come to realize is that the "free trade" has a lot of issues. The way I see it, the only way Free Trade will EVER work properly, (especially with China_...
  • The Dreaded T word, "Tariff" and the only way a Tariff will work. ~Vanity

    06/17/2015 11:33:17 AM PDT · by GraceG · 64 replies
    GraceG
    There has been a lot of talk lately about Tariffs and peopel wanting to implement larger Tariffs in order to boost domestic production and employment. But here is the sticking point, and that is the definition of the Word Tariff. A tariff is a tax on imports or exports IS A TAX. And like all taxes it does follow certain rules of thumb and behaviors and one of those is the "laffer curve", which means if you raise a Tariff too high it will have the opposite effect of what any other tax would have. Also if raised too high...
  • Coneheads return in Planet State Farm commercials

    06/08/2015 8:52:15 PM PDT · by GraceG · 32 replies
    State farm has dusted them off and they are looking as cone-y as ever.
  • Why hasn't any Congresscritter done this yet (Concerning the TPP) ~ Vanity

    05/27/2015 9:41:53 AM PDT · by GraceG · 17 replies
    GraceG
    Why hasn't any congress critter there in Washington gone down with a gaggle of press in tow and actually demanded to be let into the room in the deep dark dungeon basement of Washington DC that the "super double dog top secret" Trans-Pacific Partnership full text is being housed and just DARE anyone to stop them. Walk into the damned room, pick up the multiple pages of this text and even use a damned hand truck if it fills several xerox boxes. Then walk the hell out of the room with the full text and release the full text to...
  • House Democrat Calls For Creation Of 'Hostage Czar' After Drone Strike

    05/01/2015 3:04:53 PM PDT · by GraceG · 3 replies
    Huffington Puffington post ^ | 5/01/2015 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) said Sunday that the administration should name a "hostage czar" amid revelations that a U.S. drone strike killed two innocent hostages in Pakistan. “What we're calling for is the creation of effectively a hostage czar, which deals with a slightly different issue, which deals with finding these hostages,” Delaney said on ABC's "This Week." President Barack Obama on Thursday took full responsibility for the deaths of Warren Weinstein, an American hostage, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national hostage. “In my experience with Warren's case, we do not do as good of a job,...
  • A Nation of Sharecroppers, the "Rental Society" ~ Vanity

    05/01/2015 12:43:00 PM PDT · by GraceG · 24 replies
    Is it just me or does it seem to me that inthe last 10 years maybe longer that the overwhelming pressure in society is to become a "rental" based economy vs. an "ownership" economy? We see this everywhere, from local businessees offering leasing options for people wanting to buy items like TV's, Furniture, and Appliances, to propsals being made in government to collect "taxes" on miles drven on cars. Over a hundred years ago, Property taxes were the first step to establishing the idea that one doesn't even truly own the land under thier own feet that they may have...