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  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    07/25/2017 3:33:39 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 7 replies
    I’m posting this Tomato Soup recipe from last year again, because even though it’s a hot soup, which we may not want in Summer, and the recipe uses canned tomatoes, it’s a great use for fresh tomatoes if you have a ‘bumper crop’. It’s also a wonderful starter for any season: light and bright – not a heavy creamy soup; and you might like it as a lighter change for the soup course even at Thanksgiving or Christmas. The original recipe comes from 'The Chesapeake Bay Cookbook', by John Shields (highly recommended!) but I've goofed-around with it a bit. I...
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A Conservative Sex Comedy

    07/25/2017 8:58:17 AM PDT · by Skooz · 112 replies
    NRO ^ | 07/25/2017 | Kyle Smith
    Upon its release in 1982, no one would have expected Fast Times at Ridgemont High ever to receive the imprimatur of classic. The movie was engineered to make a quick buck at a moment when Hollywood was giddy about its latest easy-money formula: Take some horny teens, put them in a broad, dumb comedy that invited teen boys to ogle bare breasts, and load the soundtrack with hit rock songs. Low-budget movies like Private Lessons (1981), The Last American Virgin (1982), Goin’ All the Way (1982), Private School (1983), Losin’ It (1983), Spring Break (1983), Bachelor Party (1984), and especially...
  • Why I bring my gun to school (rare bit of sanity from NYT)

    07/25/2017 9:41:10 AM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/25/17 | Okafor
    I started fighting for students’ rights to carry concealed weapons for selfish reasons: I wanted to be able to protect myself. But I quickly found a network of women who felt the same way I did, and we began to advocate for our safety together. I eventually became the Southwest director of Students for Concealed Carry, and am now the founder of the self-defense nonprofit Empowered, which will open its first chapter this fall, at the University of North Texas. (I have also appeared in ads for the National Rifle Association, but I am not employed by the organization.) When...
  • Mark Levin "Mr. President, stop tweet-attacking Jeff Sessions..."

    "YOU said your administration would not pursue Hillary. And even though I personally disagree with Sessions recusing himself, you've no more loyal person. He was the first senator to endorse you. He campaigned for you. He left the Senate to serve you. Sessions is pursuing your agenda at DOJ. And if you think you'll do better, I believe you're wrong. Besides, the Senate has to confirm whomever you nominate."
  • Guardian Angels Founder Curtis Sliwa Offers Plan To Rein In MS-13;

    07/25/2017 4:45:35 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 15 replies
    Lee Zeldin ^ | 4/28/2017
    With brutal MS-13 crimes sweeping Long Island and officials calling the scourge a public safety crisis, Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels, revealed a new plan he's developed, showing authorities how to "rein in MS-13." After the gruesome discovery of four bodies in Central Islip on Long Island — the four young men are believed to have been victims of the deadly MS-13 street gang — the spotlight is on Suffolk County as lawmakers, educators and a horrified public try to shine a light on MS-13 and seek answers on how to stem the tide of escalating violence. Sliwa,...
  • What Happened To The UK Daily Mail?

    07/25/2017 1:14:17 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 25 replies
    Vanity | July 24, 2017 | Pinkbell
    For a long time, I have read the UK Daily Mail. It was less biased than our mainstream media outlets and was willing to report negatively on Obama (which is something that I didn't see often in the U.S. media). It seemed to attract a much more conservative crowd. When Trump ran, he seemed to get a lot of support in the comments section of the Daily Mail. He didn't always get the onslaught of negative coverage that he got elsewhere. They certainly did plenty of negative stories on Trump during the campaign and were absolutely brutal when the Hollywood...
  • Reading Preference "Positive or Negative POTUS News"

    07/24/2017 9:36:58 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 8 replies
    7/24/17 | hapnHal
    What would you prefer to read? Positive News on what President Trump is doing or the Negative Junk News? Today's headlines POTUS Trump SLAMS “Fake News” WaPo in Fiery Tweetstorm ---------------------------------- POTUS Trump RIPS Obama – Scouts Chant “We Love Trump!” at National Jamboree (VIDEO) --------------------------------- TRUMP ON FIRE! 40,000 BOY SCOUTS CHEER PRESIDENT TRUMP AT JAMBOREE! (VIDEO) ---------------------------------- BOOM! TRUMP PUTS GOP ON NOTICE: “Side with Obamacare’s Architects or with Its Silent Victims”(Updated) or, the Junk Negative News? Maxine to Save Democrats from Trump: ‘We are organizing, And we are organizing to bring you down’ ---------------------------------------------- Ben Jealous: Trump...
  • Soros's Formula for Killing America: A Brief Guide, for Americans

    07/24/2017 9:01:34 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Incorporating recent leaks and IRS documents, this short video best explains the dangerous agenda, strategy and tactics of the Soros network, in America.

    07/24/2017 8:13:57 PM PDT · by NGC 6822 · 81 replies
    PARASITES IN US HEALTH CARE In early May my wife and I returned from a short vacation in Peru. Two weeks later I came down with severe diarrhea that has now continued unabated for six weeks. The cause has been identified as a parasite—Blastasytis Species. This parasite is believed to be present in 23% of the American population and 100% of people in “less developed countries” (Wikipedia). Albendazole is the first line of treatment for this infection. Albendazole tablets are sold throughout the world (outside of the US) for 1 penny to six cents each and are usually available as...
  • Talking Cat Coughs Up Chilling DNC/Debbie Wass-Schultz Hairball of Evidence (Organ Harvesting?)

    07/24/2017 8:05:30 PM PDT · by gaijin · 27 replies
    In an 8-minute video, an articulate TALKING CAT nimbly draws together evidentiary parallels in recent DNC/Debbie Wasserman-Schultz related deaths in Florida (e.g. Beranton J. Whisenant Jr.) and elsewhere. Connections to Haitian children and the wealthy and politically influential patients of Florida branch offices of the Mayo Clinic are made clear, partly owing to the yeoman's service of Florida attorney Elisabeth Beck, currently suing the DNC. With personal relationships with some of the recent murder victims (to say nothing of the physical proximity of the crime scenes to her office) Beck Esq. is clearly in fear for her life. Admittedly the...
  • Man on the street interview: Do you Agree or Disagree with the Death Penalty?

    07/24/2017 5:52:37 PM PDT · by Trumpnation · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6-24-17 | JR
    This is a pretty unbiassed array of opinions actually. I think the answer is not necessarily either/or, but hey.
  • Nixon Brought Carter, Carter Gave Reagan, Obama Blessed Us Trump.

    07/24/2017 3:51:37 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 2 replies
    Speculation | 7-24-17 | Eagles Field
    What Will Trump Bring? Failures and scandals result in alterations where triumphs thrive. The fingers in the wind point to an investment of aspirations, that today’s liberal won’t see their irrationality rise to the degree they basked in again in our lifetime. The good bet could be made that Trump is going change the landscape of American politics from here forth. Smart money says he’s going to be wildly successful in results that separate wheat from the chaff. Yesterday’s platitudes that never put meat on the table, beg forgiveness to wait until tomorrow won’t receive an invite to the next...
  • Heartbreaking reason man with cerebral palsy is sharing footage of himself crawling to his car...

    07/24/2017 3:43:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies ^ | July 24, 2017 | Harry Kemble
    FULL TITLE: Heartbreaking reason man with cerebral palsy is sharing footage of himself crawling to his car before work Patrick Stubblefield is sharing the footage of him climbing into his vehicle to raise awareness about accessibility for wheelchair users A 30-year-old man with cerebral palsy is sharing footage of himself crawling to his car to go to work for a heartbreaking reason. In the footage, Patrick Stubblefield, can be seen climbing into his vehicle after apparently using his arms to clamber down steps outside his home. He is bravely sharing the clip to raise awareness about accessibility for wheelchair users....
  • Charlie Gard parents end legal fight for 'beautiful' baby

    07/24/2017 12:14:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | July 24, 2017 | BBC
    A lawyer representing Chris Gard and Connie Yates told the High Court "time had run out" for the baby. Mr Gard said it meant his "sweet, gorgeous, innocent little boy" will not reach his first birthday on 4 August. "To let our beautiful little Charlie go" is "the hardest thing we'll ever have to do", his mother said. Charlie's parents said they made the decision because a US doctor had told them it was now too late to give Charlie nucleoside therapy.
  • A Smile for Monday

    07/24/2017 10:52:43 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 21 replies
    friends' email circulation | 7/24/2017 | unknown
    BEWARE OF THAT UNDERWEAR DUST! One evening a husband, thinking he was being funny, said to his wife, 'Perhaps we should start washing your clothes in 'Slim Fast'. Maybe it would take a few inches off of your butt!' His wife was not amused, and decided that she simply couldn't let such a comment go unrewarded. The next morning the husband took a pair of underwear out of his drawer. 'What the heck is this?' he said to himself as a little 'dust' cloud appeared when he shook them out. 'Cathy', he hollered into the bathroom, 'Why did you put...
  • problem with the site loading properly

    07/24/2017 7:52:55 AM PDT · by Farmer Dean · 50 replies
    FreeRepublic isn't loading properly.I only get to see the first 6 or so posts and no sidebar appears on the right side of the screen.Anyone else having problems?
  • JFK Assassination Records - 2017 Additional Documents Release

    07/24/2017 7:46:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    The National Archives and Records Administration is releasing documents previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act.  The vast majority of the Collection (88%) has been open in full and released to the public since the late 1990s.  The records at issue are documents previously identified as assassination records, but withheld in full or withheld in part.  Learn more This release consists of 3,810 documents, including 441 formerly withheld-in-full documents and 3,369 documents formerly released with portions redacted.  The documents originate from FBI and CIA series identified by the Assassination Records Review Board as assassination records.  More releases will follow. To view...

    07/23/2017 7:45:44 PM PDT · by 7thson · 1 replies
    Has any Freeper been to see "The Originalist?" If so, what is your recommendation? Is it fair to Scalia?
  • Hall of Fame Coach John Kundla Dies at 101

    07/23/2017 6:44:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies ^ | 7/23/17 | AP
    Before Phil Jackson and Pat Riley, before Gregg Popovich and Larry Brown, even before Red Auerbach, there was John Kundla. Kundla, the Hall of Fame coach who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA championships, died Sunday. He was 101. Son Jim Kundla said his father died at an assisted living facility in Northeast Minneapolis that he called home for years. With George Mikan in the middle and Kundla the calm, steady hand directing the team, the Lakers won the 1949 championship in the BAA — the league that preceded the NBA and NBA titles in 1950 and 1952-54, cementing...
  • Scaramucci: I'd like to thank Jake Tapper for giving me a tour where I got to meet all 8 CNN viewers

    I would like to thank Jake Tapper for giving me a tour around the building where I got to meet all 8 CNN viewers.