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  • Is Barack Obama's life safe in the Secret Service's hands?

    09/30/2014 12:51:22 PM PDT · 87 of 95
    sodpoodle to Salgak

    ***,,,leashes that the President’s staff has placed on them***.

    I heard a commentary on Fox indicating that the WH staff demanded the siren alert be turned off or lowered because they hate the noise.

    Don’t know if this will have legs.

  • Home owner discovers ancient underground city beneath his house in Anatolia

    09/28/2014 2:18:48 PM PDT · 60 of 63
    sodpoodle to Bigg Red

    Makes you wonder how they foraged for food and hunted. Did they cook their food? Inside or outdoors? How did they light those tunnels? With torches? Did they have ventilation or did they die from smoke inhalation and lack of oxygen?
    Where were the children kept? People need sunlight as much as plants and animals. What was the life expectancy?

    So many questions;) Bet they built it and no-one came!!!!!

  • Home owner discovers ancient underground city beneath his house in Anatolia

    09/28/2014 1:02:33 PM PDT · 57 of 63
    sodpoodle to ThanhPhero

    Constructing these complex dwellings must have taken a considerable amount of time to plan and build. Fear of invasion could not have been the primary motivation - unless they had several years’ notice.

    I think your comment “the weather was better” is the most likely reason for their construction. Good shelter from severe weather and later from invaders.

  • Home owner discovers ancient underground city beneath his house in Anatolia

    09/27/2014 2:26:47 PM PDT · 5 of 63
    sodpoodle to SunkenCiv

    I expected the article to describe a volcano or earthquake had covered some ancient settlements, however, it appears that the inhabitants actually excavated the earth and lived underground.

    Wonder what they were afraid of and why they ‘hunkered’ down.

  • If Trespassing is Legalized, can we Legalize other crimes? ~ Extreme Vanity

    09/26/2014 2:42:17 PM PDT · 7 of 9
    sodpoodle to GraceG

    That part about your neighbors has almost inspired me to start a vanity thread on “What was your worst neighbors’ experience?”

    Mine was nearly getting arrested for taking my own kids & the neighborhood kids carol singing - people gave them money and I said they could buy Christmas gifts for their parents - or donate to SA.

    One neighbor called the cops!!!!! Yes she did. I told the police officer “I thought we sang really well”. He couldn’t stop laughing. (supposedly we should have had a permit).

  • Are bird-watchers racist?

    09/26/2014 11:12:41 AM PDT · 35 of 45
    sodpoodle to jazusamo
    I should have added that my mother and her siblings were rural farm laborers with minimal formal education - one sister began to collect oddities that she noticed while planting or harvesting veggies in the fields. She amassed a stunning collection of bones and relics which were examined and catalogued by professors and other archaeologists in the area.
  • Are bird-watchers racist?

    09/26/2014 9:44:50 AM PDT · 15 of 45
    sodpoodle to jazusamo

    Bird watching is an inherited trait in our family. My mother could spot a nest and identify any bird from a mile away. My children (whom she never met) are avid birders.

    So, yes, genetics, the love of nature, observation about our surroundings and the creatures who share this earth with us have deep roots. Some might call it intellectual curiosity.

  • NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is CLEARED of charges after running over and killing fellow driver

    09/24/2014 12:49:35 PM PDT · 40 of 92
    sodpoodle to matt04

    ****Ward should have never gotten out of the car. It was not on fire, he unfortunately put himself in harms way.***

    Ward’s anger took over and he paid the price. Stewart will also pay the price, even though he did not strike Ward intentionally - he was going too fast to avoid some type of accident. Had he turned more sharply - or braked - no telling what other incident/injury would have unfolded.

  • Incest a 'fundamental right', German committee says

    09/24/2014 12:40:47 PM PDT · 43 of 68
    sodpoodle to redreno

    Here’s the problem: ***The couple had been raised separately and only met when the brother, identified only as Patrick S, was an adult, and his sister Susan K was 16.** *

    Not clear why they were raised ‘separately’. But it does illustrate once again why raising children in a 2-parent, heterosexual family with Christian values is the only way for our civilization to survive and prosper. Stop the multi divorces where the children are shipped and shortchanged because of selfish men & women.

  • Explosion of Sexually Transmitted Infections In London's Gay Community

    09/24/2014 12:36:31 PM PDT · 51 of 98
    sodpoodle to Mount Athos

    The most diabolical consequence of sexual promiscuity has to be ‘closeted’ bisexual men who pass diseases on to their unsuspecting girlfriends or wives.

  • Europeans drawn from three ancient 'tribes'

    09/21/2014 2:37:22 PM PDT · 18 of 23
    sodpoodle to Berlin_Freeper

    Tribes fighting tribes for food and territory; winners killed the men and took the women. This has always been the pattern, in all of history and today i.e. German & Japanese wives from WWII, Korean brides, Vietnamese brides for victorious young warriors.

    The differing physical features are simply additions to the tribal gene pools.

  • 10 Common Misconceptions About Britain

    09/20/2014 2:35:00 PM PDT · 14 of 58
    sodpoodle to Secret Agent Man

    Dental caries is often due to non-fluoridated water, genetics and poor hygiene. BTW raised in England, I have better teeth than most of my US neighbors. In school, we were taught to use correct grammar, enunciate each word according to the Oxford dictionary and encouraged to lose any regional accent. Villages, towns and counties had recognizable dialects which were both a source of pride (or ridicule) and considered ‘charming’ (or uneducated). Most Brits can identify your village/County of origin just by your speech pattern and pronunciation. BBC announcers do not use ‘posh’ English - they affect a bastardized Cockney/Cambridge hybrid. e.g. Piers Morgan.

  • Did Hillary Clinton really say this? (vanity)

    09/16/2014 3:36:14 PM PDT · 35 of 35
    sodpoodle to dead

    WOW!!! You done good!!!! Ha Ha.

    That is amazing - excellent sentence structure - it truly was a creative stroke of genius - or you really are Cankles;)

  • Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster

    09/16/2014 7:20:56 AM PDT · 23 of 75
    sodpoodle to servo1969

    More importantly than Scotland’s future economic and political future - is the question: Will the Royal family continue to wear the tartan kilts? Sad to think that little Prince George might not be able to show off the fabulous Royal legs i.e. Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Princes William and Harry. Ah well...toss tradition for...

  • Why Renters are Not Buying Into the “American Dream” of Homeownership

    09/14/2014 2:59:49 PM PDT · 73 of 102
    sodpoodle to 2ndDivisionVet

    That seems like a good deal and as a renter, I would appreciate all those HOA-type services which handle interior & exterior changes/improvements to the property.

    However, as an owner in a ‘senior, gated community’ I heard plenty of horror stories on prohibited flag flying, excessive planter pots etc. Generally, the people who flock to be ‘neighborhood representatives’ are dictator types who scour the streets looking for offenders.

  • Why Renters are Not Buying Into the “American Dream” of Homeownership

    09/14/2014 11:26:56 AM PDT · 31 of 102
    sodpoodle to 2ndDivisionVet

    Until the 30 year mortgage is paid, the bank owns your home. For those fortunate to have bought before prices soared (2003) and sold before the market went down (2006), they were extremely lucky.

    Closing costs and commissions are a substantial up front expense, so if your career path is causing you to move every few years, it is probably better to rent.

    In order to maintain or increase the value of a house, good maintenance and updates are important. Advantages to owning vs. renting - you can have pets, smoke and have any type of fences & landscaping you want. Just stay away from developments with HOA’s especially condos - where there are rules and regs similar to landlord domination.

  • Did Hillary Clinton really say this? (vanity)

    09/13/2014 2:31:50 PM PDT · 31 of 35
    sodpoodle to Scoutmaster
    Thx for transcribing what can only be described as a mumbled mess of maniacal meanderings. Far worse than what I posted;) sod
  • Did Hillary Clinton really say this? (vanity)

    09/13/2014 2:00:54 PM PDT · 28 of 35
    sodpoodle to Vermont Lt

    ***Is there a link to a source?***
    No, I have a dear FRiend who emails great pro-conservative material, comics and articles. (Sadly, I don’t know how to post graphics and photos on FR). Stupid Old Woman (SOW).

    My friend did not list a link - so I framed the header as a question. FReepers are always quick to bolster or question sources. Sometimes, I actually do research before posting - not this time;)

  • Did Hillary Clinton really say this? (vanity)

    09/13/2014 12:19:31 PM PDT · 20 of 35
    sodpoodle to HippyLoggerBiker

    Thanks for the post. She just babbled on and DID NOT give an answer to the question re; her SOS accomplishments.

    She has none;)

    It was just another opportunity to push her book. More money for the moron.

  • Did Hillary Clinton really say this? (vanity)

    09/13/2014 11:15:28 AM PDT · 7 of 35
    sodpoodle to notaliberal
    She certainly has the non-English speaking masses in the bag.

    Gobbledygook from the ‘most intelligent’ woman in the Universe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Did Hillary Clinton really say this? (vanity)

    09/13/2014 11:07:40 AM PDT · 1 of 35
    sodpoodle
    unbelievable!!!

    Started a thread because there are no current posts on HRC.

  • Obama: "ISIL Is Not Islamic" (Is He Smoking Weed Again?)

    09/11/2014 5:34:22 AM PDT · 41 of 64
    sodpoodle to sr4402

    “ISIL Is Not Islamic”

    Freudian slip. He wanted to say “Islam is not ISIL”. He just couldn’t remember how to frame another lie....he was so overwhelmed by hisself.

  • Remembrance Archive: Free Republic Threads From 9-11-01

    09/10/2014 3:44:56 PM PDT · 83 of 116
    sodpoodle to Oldeconomybuyer

    On 9/11/2001 Listening to the first reports as I was driving to work close to DC. When I arrived - my co-workers were watching TV and we realized that the Pentagon fire could be seen from the 4th floor of our building.

    Praying that we don’t ever have a thread that asks “what do you remember about the horror of 9/11/2014?”

  • Hump-Day Humor

    09/10/2014 5:03:58 AM PDT · 3 of 8
    sodpoodle to Reaganite Republican

    email from a FRiend. Author unknown.

    Only in America ......do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

    Only in America .....do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

    Only in America .....do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

    Only in America .....do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

    Only in America .........do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight. < /B>

    Only in America .....do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

    EVER WONDER ...
    Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?

    Why can’t women put on mascara with their mouth closed?

    Why don’t you ever see the headline ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’?

    Why is ‘abbreviated’ such a long word?

    Why is it that doctors call what they do ‘practice’?

    Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

    Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

    Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

    Why isn’t there mouse-flavored cat food?

    Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

    Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

    You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!

    Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?

    Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

    I like this one!!!
    If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?

    If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

    We all need to smile every once in a while.

  • 11 Ways You Know You Live In A Country Run By Idiots

    09/09/2014 1:51:05 PM PDT · 19 of 55
    sodpoodle to VA Voter

    Here’s the answer - sent to me by a cranky old friend.

    The typical U.S. household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to an analysis of census data released Monday.

    They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are “Baby Boomers” getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

    In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don’t know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.

    We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam. We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn’t fight for the Socialist States of America; we fought for the “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.” We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America, and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America .

    Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

    It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the “Hope and Change” which in reality was nothing but “Hype and Lies.”

    You youngsters have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don’t like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or “Climbing the Social Ladder” to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the “Great Lie” in 2008 are now having buyer’s remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn’t have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the ‘Kool-Aid.’ Now you’re paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, higher health insurance premiums and less freedom.

    This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

    Well, don’t worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2014 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we’re going, and in 2014 we’re going to the polls by the millions.

    This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Eric Holder. It belongs to “We the People” and “We the People” plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the “Grey-Haired Brigade.”

    Footnote: This is spot on. I am another Gray-Haired Geezer signing on.

    I will circulate this to other Gray-Haired Geezers all over this once great county. Get out and VOTE! It is the only power we have.

  • The truth, in love: No one is born gay

    09/09/2014 1:30:59 PM PDT · 13 of 70
    sodpoodle to Responsibility2nd

    There must be some type of brain anomaly that causes same-sex attraction. But recreational sex would still not have resulted in progeny thus keeping the homosexual numbers very low.

    Sadly, they are now able to adopt children or use IVF etc., to expand their territory and increase their numbers.

  • Marriage of 96 and 95-year-old in Virginia may be illegal, judge says

    09/09/2014 1:22:49 PM PDT · 31 of 37
    sodpoodle to TexasGator

    ***I guess if it was your infirm mother, you would rather a 96 year old stranger decide what is best for her rather than you.***

    It is surprising that this sweet old couple have been close for over 10 years and yet neither family appears to have become friendly enough to prepare for future care,finances and living arrangements.

    I found the interracial and age aspects endearing. Wonder why their children didn’t see this coming????

  • Stephen Hawking warns God particle has potential to 'end world' [Universe in DANGER!]

    09/08/2014 11:02:12 AM PDT · 47 of 114
    sodpoodle to tennmountainman

    ***Has Hawking ever discovered anything?***

    Have you read his biography?

    An astonishing human being with challenges that few mortals could overcome and a sense of wonder that only God fearing people possess.

  • What English Pet Peeves do You Love to Hate?

    09/08/2014 7:39:19 AM PDT · 88 of 180
    sodpoodle to Hawthorn; Drawsing

    Drawsing was commenting on spelling - I wandered off into English spelling vs. American spelling (which often differs)and then into enunciation.

    Check the UK Daily Mail vs. NY Post for variations in common word spelling.

  • What English Pet Peeves do You Love to Hate?

    09/08/2014 7:29:02 AM PDT · 74 of 180
    sodpoodle to Daffynition

    Fridge - probably derived from ‘frigid’. Try pronouncing without a ‘d’ LOL!!!

  • What English Pet Peeves do You Love to Hate?

    09/08/2014 7:25:28 AM PDT · 68 of 180
    sodpoodle to LearnsFromMistakes

    *****Personally, I hate it when people let little things like this bother them.*****

    Now, that’s hilarious;)

  • What English Pet Peeves do You Love to Hate?

    09/08/2014 7:15:59 AM PDT · 53 of 180
    sodpoodle to Drawsing

    ****There is no “d” in the word, “refrigerator”.****

    If the English put a ‘d’ in it - then I shall defer to the English linguists who live in England and speak/write their language for which they do not charge ‘foreigners’ or plagiarists any user fees;)

  • Unresponsive airplane being tracked over Atlantic by F 15'5

    09/05/2014 10:53:52 AM PDT · 16 of 16
    sodpoodle to All

    duplicate thread posted earlier;(

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3200909/posts

  • Unresponsive airplane being tracked over Atlantic by F 15'5

    09/05/2014 10:49:39 AM PDT · 10 of 16
    sodpoodle to rightwingintelligentsia

    Full tank of fuel - maybe another Payne Stewart. Terrorists would have landed/crashed in the US, I’m guessing.

  • Unresponsive airplane being tracked over Atlantic by F 15'5

    09/05/2014 10:44:31 AM PDT · 1 of 16
    sodpoodle
    Another strange flight.
  • Al Qaeda Wasn’t ‘on the Run’ - Obama blocked a full review and release of bin Laden's papers

    09/05/2014 2:43:13 AM PDT · 8 of 39
    sodpoodle to McGruff

    ****It will be interesting to see how the history books portray the Obama Years****

    There will be no history books!!!!!!

  • UK-Born Private School Girl Joins Syria Militants

    09/02/2014 10:46:32 AM PDT · 18 of 35
    sodpoodle to nickcarraway

    Just received this email. Excellent fit for this thread;)

    Geert Wilders is a member of the Dutch Parliament.

    In a generation or two, the US will ask itself: “Who lost Europe ?”

    Here is the speech of Geert Wilders, Chairman, Party for Freedom the Netherlands , at the Four Seasons in New York , introducing an Alliance of Patriots and announcing the Facing Jihad Conference in Jerusalem .

    Dear friends,
    Thank you very much for inviting me.

    I come to America with a mission. All is not well in the old world. There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic. We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe. This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West. The United States as the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe.

    First, I will describe the situation on the ground in Europe .. Then, I will say a few things about Islam. To close I will tell you about a meeting in Jerusalem ..

    The Europe you know is changing.

    You have probably seen the landmarks. But in all of these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your tourist destination, there is another world. It is the world of the parallel society created by Muslim mass-migration.

    All throughout Europe a new reality is rising: entire Muslim neighborhoods where very few indigenous people reside or are even seen. And if they are, they might regret it. This goes for the police as well. It’s the world of head scarves, where women walk around in figureless tents, with baby strollers and a group of children. Their husbands, or slaveholders if you prefer, walk three steps ahead. With mosques on many street corners. The shops have signs you and I cannot read. You will be hard-pressed to find any economic activity. These are Muslim ghettos controlled by religious fanatics. These are Muslim neighborhoods, and they are mushrooming in every city across Europe . These are the building-blocks for territorial control of increasingly larger portions of Europe , street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood, city by city.

    There are now thousands of mosques throughout Europe . With larger congregations than there are in churches. And in every European city there are plans to build super-mosques that will dwarf every church in the region. Clearly, the signal is: we rule.

    Many European cities are already one-quarter Muslim: just take Amsterdam , Marseille and Malmo in Sweden .. In many cities the majority of the under-18 population is Muslim. Paris is now surrounded by a ring of Muslim neighborhoods. Mohammed is the most popular name among boys in many cities.

    In some elementary schools in Amsterdam the farm can no longer be mentioned, because that would also mean mentioning the pig, and that would be an insult to Muslims.

    Many state schools in Belgium and Denmark only serve halal food to all pupils. In once-tolerant Amsterdam gays are beaten up almost exclusively by Muslims. Non-Muslim women routinely hear ‘whore, whore’. Satellite dishes are not pointed to local TV stations, but to stations in the country of origin.

    In France school teachers are advised to avoid authors deemed offensive to Muslims, including Voltaire and Diderot; the same is increasingly true of Darwin . The history of the Holocaust can no longer be taught because of Muslim sensitivity.

    In England sharia courts are now officially part of the British legal system. Many neighborhoods in France are no-go areas for women without head scarves. Last week a man almost died after being beaten up by Muslims in Brussels , because he was drinking during the Ramadan.

    Jews are fleeing France in record numbers, on the run for the worst wave of anti-Semitism since World War II. French is now commonly spoken on the streets of Tel Aviv and Netanya , Israel .. I could go on forever with stories like this. Stories about Islamization.

    San Diego University recently calculated that a staggering 25 percent of the population in Europe will be Muslim just 12 years from now. Bernhard Lewis has predicted a Muslim majority by the end of this century.

    Now these are just numbers. And the numbers would not be threatening if the Muslim-immigrants had a strong desire to assimilate. But there are few signs of that. The Pew Research Center reported that half of French Muslims see their loyalty to Islam as greater than their loyalty to France . One-third of French Muslims do not object to suicide attacks. The British Centre for Social Cohesion reported that one-third of British Muslim students are in favor of a worldwide caliphate. Muslims demand what they call ‘respect’. And this is how we give them respect. We have Muslim official state holidays.

    The Christian-Democratic attorney general is willing to accept sharia in the Netherlands if there is a Muslim majority. We have cabinet members with passports from Morocco and Turkey .

    Muslim demands are supported by unlawful behavior, ranging from petty crimes and random violence, for example, against ambulance workers and bus drivers, to small-scale riots. Paris has seen its uprising in the low-income suburbs, the banlieus. I call the perpetrators ‘settlers’, because that is what they are. They do not come to integrate into our societies; they come to integrate our society into their Dar-al-Islam. Therefore, they are settlers.

    Much of this street violence I mentioned is directed exclusively against non-Muslims, forcing many native people to leave their neighborhoods, their cities, their countries. Moreover, Muslims are now a swing vote not to be ignored.

    The second thing you need to know is the importance of Mohammed the prophet. His behavior is an example to all Muslims and cannot be criticized. Now, if Mohammed had been a man of peace, let us say like Ghandi and Mother Theresa wrapped in one, there would be no problem. But Mohammed was a warlord, a mass murderer, a pedophile, and had several marriages - at the same time. Islamic tradition tells us how he fought in battles, how he had his enemies murdered and even had prisoners of war executed. Mohammed himself slaughtered the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza. If it is good for Islam, it is good. If it is bad for Islam, it is bad.

    Let no one fool you about Islam being a religion. Sure, it has a god, and a here-after, and 72 virgins. But in its essence Islam is a political ideology. It is a system that lays down detailed rules for society and the life of every person. Islam wants to dictate every aspect of life. Islam means ‘submission’. Islam is not compatible with freedom and democracy, because what it strives for is sharia. If you want to compare Islam to anything, compare it to communism or national-socialism, these are all totalitarian ideologies.

    Now you know why Winston Churchill called Islam ‘the most retrograde force in the world’, and why he compared Mein Kampf to the Quran. The public has wholeheartedly accepted the Palestinian narrative, and sees Israel as the aggressor. I have lived in this country and visited it dozens of times. I support Israel , first, because it is the Jewish homeland after two thousand years of exile up to and including Auschwitz , second because it is a democracy, and third because Israel is our first line of defense.

    This tiny country is situated on the fault line of jihad, frustrating Islam’s territorial advance. Israel is facing the front lines of Jihad, like Kashmir, Kosovo, the Philippines , Southern Thailand, Darfur in Sudan , Lebanon , and Aceh in Indonesia . Israel is simply in the way, the same way West-Berlin was during the Cold War.

    The war against Israel is not a war against Israel . It is a war against the West. It is Jihad. Israel is simply receiving the blows that are meant for all of us. If there would have been no Israel , Islamic imperialism would have found other venues to release its energy and its desire for conquest. Thanks to Israeli parents who send their children to the army and lay awake at night, parents in Europe and America can sleep well and dream, unaware of the dangers looming.

    Many in Europe argue in favor of abandoning Israel in order to address the grievances of our Muslim minorities. But if Israel were, God forbid, to go down, it would not bring any solace to the West . It would not mean our Muslim minorities would all of a sudden change their behavior, and accept our values. On the contrary, the end of Israel would give enormous encouragement to the forces of Islam. They would, and rightly so, see the demise of Israel as proof that the West is weak, and doomed. The end of Israel would not mean the end of our problems with Islam, but only the beginning. It would mean the start of the final battle for world domination. If they can get Israel , they can get everything. So-called journalists volunteer to label any and all critics of Islamization as a ‘right-wing extremists’ or ‘racists’. In my country, the Netherlands , 60 percent of the population now sees the mass immigration of Muslims as the number one policy mistake since World War II. And another 60 percent sees Islam as the biggest threat. Yet there is a greater danger than terrorist attacks, the scenario of America as the last man standing. The lights may go out in Europe faster than you can imagine. An Islamic Europe means a Europe without freedom and democracy, an economic wasteland, an intellectual nightmare, and a loss of military might for America - as its allies will turn into enemies, enemies with atomic bombs. With an Islamic Europe, it would be up to America alone to preserve the heritage of Rome , Athens and Jerusalem ....

    Dear friends, liberty is the most precious of gifts. My generation never had to fight for this freedom, it was offered to us on a silver platter, by people who fought for it with their lives. All throughout Europe , American cemeteries remind us of the young boys who never made it home, and whose memory we cherish. My generation does not own this freedom; we are merely its custodians. We can only hand over this hard won liberty to Europe ‘s children in the same state in which it was offered to us. We cannot strike a deal with mullahs and imams. Future generations would never forgive us. We cannot squander our liberties. We simply do not have the right to do so.

    We have to take the necessary action now to stop this Islamic stupidity from destroying the free world that we know.

    Please take the time to read and understand what is written here, Please send it to every free person that you know, it is so very important.

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  • The Upright and Locked Position

    08/31/2014 5:18:27 AM PDT · 17 of 74
    sodpoodle to Kaslin

    Fight or Flight???

    A whole new meaning in this modern age of technology.

  • 'Barney Fife is in charge': Obama under fire for 'we don't have a strategy' gaffe on ISIS ...

    08/29/2014 2:21:48 PM PDT · 7 of 9
    sodpoodle to EveningStar

    Barney Fife loved America and his one precious bullet, which he was prepared to use on the bad guys.

    RIP Don Knotts.

  • James Carville: Romney Will Run Again in 2016

    08/29/2014 2:50:37 AM PDT · 19 of 59
    sodpoodle to Olog-hai

    Romney, the reluctant Republican.

    Where was the ‘perfect’ candidate hiding? We have to flush him or her into the light before 2016.

    After BO we need a candidate with Eisenhower’s military background, Reagan’s conservatism, Romney’s civility, Palin’s sense of joy, Cruz’ grasp of governance and FReepers’ fidelity to the Constitution.

    Step forward wherever you are!!!!!!

  • Fort Hood shooter says he wants to become 'citizen' of Islamic State caliphate

    08/29/2014 2:38:37 AM PDT · 6 of 28
    sodpoodle to markomalley

    How many freaks like him have slithered into our Armed Forces? Mighty scary.

  • 2nd American ISIS Fighter Killed In Syria, CNN Reports

    08/27/2014 1:56:37 PM PDT · 11 of 43
    sodpoodle to E. Pluribus Unum

    Waiting for CNN to connect ISIS and Malaysian Flight 370.

    4..3..2..1

  • An American In ISIS: Meet Doug McCain, One Dead Jihadist

    08/26/2014 3:08:35 PM PDT · 5 of 36
    sodpoodle to blam

    ****The threat we are most concerned about to the homeland is that of fighters like this returning to the U.S. and committing acts of terrorism,” a senior administration official told NBC News.****

    They commit acts of terror before leaving - it’s called “Knockout”

  • ‘Astonishing’ Unknown Monuments Beneath the Ground Near Stonehenge

    08/26/2014 3:02:57 PM PDT · 25 of 48
    sodpoodle to editor-surveyor

    Good catch. Over a period of 4000 years - probably stolen, or recycled.

  • White And Black People Just Aren't Friends. Numbers Don't Lie.

    08/26/2014 2:58:04 PM PDT · 8 of 114
    sodpoodle to 2ndDivisionVet

    In my experience, single women at places of employment do socialize across racial lines - with other women. Same with single men. There’s shopping for the gals and sports for the guys. It works.

    Married parents usually socialize with other parents in their neighborhoods/school zones.

    It’s not racist - just practical.

  • ‘Astonishing’ Unknown Monuments Beneath the Ground Near Stonehenge

    08/26/2014 2:50:28 PM PDT · 13 of 48
    sodpoodle to bk1000

    Probably building materials used in the main construction. This might explain it.

    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100219164105AA14qnU

    The larger ‘sarsen’ stones at Stonehenge are much heavier, but they come from much closer to hand, ssome 18 miless away. The main difficulty for the builders would have been been in finding enough sarsens of sufficient size - a Stonehenge built to its full design needs 79 of them. The older megalithic circles and avenues of Avebury would have already used up several hundred. Many of the sarsens at Stonehenge have very little of their length underground for foundation support, and Stonehenge does not seem to have been completed to its intended design. Did they run out of stones?

  • American Douglas McAuthur McCain Killed Fighting for ISIS in Syria

    08/26/2014 12:06:12 PM PDT · 28 of 95
    sodpoodle to SeekAndFind

    I’m wondering if his father was US military and admired both Douglas McArthur and John McCain for his POW status???

    Sad if the father was US military & lost his son to gangs and brain washing.

  • Understanding Islamic Extremists: Convert or Die

    08/26/2014 9:04:43 AM PDT · 5 of 9
    sodpoodle to Sean_Anthony

    email received this a.m.

    Bob Heideloff writes…..

    In 732 AD the Muslim Army which was moving on Paris was defeated and turned back at Tours, France, by Charles Martell.

    ...in 1571 AD the Muslim Army/ Navy was defeated by the Italians and Austrians as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to attack southern Europe in the Battle of Lepanto.

    ...in 1683 AD the Turkish Muslim Army, attacking Eastern Europe, was finally defeated in the Battle of Vienna by German and Polish Christian Armies.

    ...this crap has been going on for 1,400 years and half of these damn politicians don’t even know it !!!
    ...if these battles had not been won we might be speaking Arabic and Christianity could be non - existent;

    Judaism certainly would be... And let us not forget that Hitler was an admirer of Islam and that the Mufti of Jerusalem was Hitler’s guest in Berlin and raised Bosnian Muslim SS Divisions: the 13th and 21st Waffen SS Divisions who killed Jews, Russians, Gypsies, and any other “subhumans”.

    Reflecting

    A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine that America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves.

    Pause a moment, reflect back. These events are actual events from history. They really happened!!!

    Do you remember?
    1. In 1968, Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male.

    2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by Muslim males.

    3. In 1972 a Pan Am 747 was hijacked and eventually diverted to Cairo where a fuse was lit on final approach, it was blown up shortly after landing by Muslim males

    4. In 1973 a Pan Am 707 was destroyed in Rome, with 33 people killed, when it was attacked with grenades by Muslim males.

    5. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim males.

    6. During the 1980’s a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim males.

    7. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim males.

    8. In 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by Muslim males.

    9. In 1985, TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens , and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by Muslim males

    .
    10. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim males.

    11. In 1993 , the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by Muslim males.

    12. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim males.

    13. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by Muslim males

    .
    14. In 2002, the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim males.

    15. In 2002, reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by-—you guessed it was a-— Muslim male

    .
    16. In 2013, Boston Marathon Bombing 4 Innocent people including a child killed, 264 injured by Muslim males.

    No, I really don’t see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you?

    So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people.

    Absolutely No Profiling!
    They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents who are members of the President’s security detail, 85-year old, Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winner and former Governor Joe Foss, but leave Muslim Males, alone lest they be guilty of profiling.

    Have the American people completely lost their Minds, or just their Power of Reason???

    Let’s send this to as many people as we can so that the Gloria Aldreds and other stupid attorneys along with Federal Justices that want to thwart common sense, feel ashamed of themselves — if they have any such sense.

    As the writer of the award winning story ‘Forrest Gump’ so aptly put it, ‘Stupid Is As Stupid Does’.

  • U.S. Journalist Held by Qaeda Affiliate in Syria Is Freed After Nearly 2 Years

    08/24/2014 12:22:44 PM PDT · 14 of 47
    sodpoodle to Dr. Ursus
    You must have read how the two captive journalists were treated.

    Have to wonder if these savages have wives and children or are they all sadomasochistic manly men.

  • Jesse Jackson Criticizes Fox News for 'White Panel' on Race During Ben Carson Debate

    08/24/2014 12:15:53 PM PDT · 23 of 88
    sodpoodle to Hoodat
    Why is Jesse Jackson's opinion important? Anyone watching that show was likely already persuaded by the gentle, articulate Ben Carson and repulsed by the uncouth cacophony of Jackson .