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  • Nascar SCS Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway Sunday October 5 on ESPN at 2:00 PM ET

    09/30/2014 8:06:24 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 14 replies
  • The Meaning of Crony Capitalism

    09/29/2014 8:16:53 PM PDT · by jespasinthru · 26 replies
    Vanity | 9/29/2014 | jespasinthru
    Last year I took an Ethics class at school. Our professor gave us a lecture about the pros and cons of Capitalism. And at the end of the lecture, he asked us if we could define "crony capitalism". We all drew a blank. We'd all heard the phrase, but we didn't quite understand it. So he broke it down to us in very simplistic terms: "Let's sat that you own a cow. And your neighbor owns one hundred cows. But he's so greedy that he wants your cow, too. So he bribes corrupt politicians to pass laws that will take...
  • Bill Gates Tops Forbes’ Richest Americans List For 21st Straight Year

    09/29/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Headlines and Global News ^ | 09/29/2014 | Emily Morgan
    An American worth less than $1.55 billion could not land on this year's "The Forbes 400," the annual ranking for the richest people in America. The cut-off increase from last year's $1.3 billion disqualified 113 poor billionaires for this year's list. Bill Gates once again lorded over his fellow wealthy Americans for the 21st consecutive year with a healthy $81 billion, up $9 billion from 2013. He outpaced Warren Buffet ($67 billion), Larry Ellison ($50 billion) and the Koch brothers' Charles and David (each worth $42 billion) to round out the top five. Michael Bloomberg ($35 billion) managed to slide...
  • Thank You Letters

    09/27/2014 7:35:29 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 12 replies
    Self ^ | September 26, 2014 | huckfillary
    When I was growing up, my mother made me write and send Thank You notes to each and every person who ever gave me a gift—Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, graduation gifts, you name it. It’s a habit I carried into adulthood. When my wife and I were married, we had Thank You cards in the mail within a week of the occasion. We have been blessed with a 17-year-old son. Ever since he’s been old enough to grasp a pen, he has been sending out Thank You cards for every gift received on every occasion. It’s only right and proper....
  • Wild Crash at Drag Strip [Video]

    09/24/2014 9:41:39 PM PDT · by South40 · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/20/2014
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uud7rcwhI5U&feature=player_embedded
  • 50 Things About Millennials That Make Corporate America Uncomfortable

    Per usual, no one knows what to make of us. Our parents scorn us, then praise us. They lament over our technological dependency, then ask us to set up their iPads. They tell us we’re lazy, then ask us for a loan. Our generation is an anomaly. We refuse to do things their way, so they call us entitled. We refuse to sit in cubicles, so they call us spoiled. We refuse to follow their plans, so they call us stubborn. What they are slowly realizing, however, is we’re not lazy, stubborn or entitled. We just refuse to accept things...
  • Nascar SCS AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway Sunday September 28 on ESPN at 2:00 PM ET

    09/23/2014 7:02:46 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 118 replies
  • What headline do you wish you would see tomorrow?

    09/20/2014 6:40:47 PM PDT · by MNDude · 83 replies
    President Impeached? (Your name) Wins Lottery? Giant Border Fence Going Up Today? What one headline would you wish to wake up to if you could?
  • Please Stop Telling Us Why We’re Leaving the Church

    OK, we get it. Millennials are leaving the church in droves! Sound the alarms! Circle the wagons! Not much makes me angrier than seeing those articles that make the rounds on Facebook every few months. You know the ones: a pastor claims to know why Millennials are really walking away from church. This particular article has proven especially resilient; it pops up in my Newsfeed every few months, to much acclaim. This one, the one that really pushed my buttons and prompted me to finally start the blog we’ve been talking about for a month now, calls these articles to...
  • Nascar SCS SYLVANIA 300 at NH Motor Speedway Sunday September 21 on ESPN at 2:00 PM ET

    09/15/2014 7:37:24 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 57 replies
  • Nascar SCS MYAFIBSTORY.COM 400 at Chicagoland Spdwy Sunday September 14 on ESPN at 2:00 PM ET

    09/09/2014 8:38:03 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 78 replies
  • Maine Elephant Care Center Vet Killed by Elephant

    09/09/2014 6:41:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 9, 2014
    PORTLAND, Maine — A veterinarian and co-founder of Hope Elephants, which cares for retired circus elephants, was killed Tuesday when one of the animals stepped on him, police said in ruling his death an accident.
  • Cow-Tipping, is it real?

    09/05/2014 10:32:31 AM PDT · by MNDude · 136 replies
    Many of us have heard of the mischievous act of sneaking up to sleeping cows in the middle of night and then shoving them over. When people talk about cow-tipping, I've usually heard of it as "matter of fact." (I know Minnesota is sometimes called a "cow-tipping state") I have grown up in the state of Minnesota all my life. In fact, most of my life, I've grown up in the farming communities where there plenty of cows. Yet, I have never seen actual cow tipping before, nor have ever known anyone that's admitted to doing this. Is this a...
  • Need an idea for an anniversary card

    09/03/2014 1:40:22 PM PDT · by MNDude · 36 replies
    About five years ago, a lawyer from Nigeria contacted me to let me know that I've inherited $30 million. All I have to do to send him $4500 and the $30 million is mine. I and a friend (actually another Freeper) have had so much fun leading this Nigerian on and on and on and on that he will get his $4500. We've had him jump through endless hoops, send us countless forms of (photo shopped) identification. We've even sent him $4 via Western Union, just so he would know that some money sent to him (he just didn't know...
  • Westerns director Andrew McLaglen dies aged 94

    09/03/2014 12:45:46 PM PDT · by Borges · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/3/2014
    Director Andrew V McLaglen, who was best known for Westerns and action films including The Wild Geese and McLintock!, has died aged 94.
  • Nascar SCS Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Intn'l Rcwy Sat September 6 on ABC at 7:30 PM ET

    09/02/2014 8:54:35 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 175 replies
  • Piers Morgan confirms he's leaving CNN on Twitter

    09/02/2014 1:30:37 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 44 replies
    Express ^ | Tue, September 2, 2014 | Stephanie Takyi
    PIERS MORGAN took to his Twitter page earlier on today to confirm that he has declined CNN's offer to renew his contract. He also revealed to his 4 million followers he was offered a 'new 2-year deal' by Cable News Network boss Jeff Zucker to host 40 big interview 'special' but declined the offer.
  • Nascar SCS Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday August 31 on ESPN at 7:30 PM ET

    08/27/2014 8:14:24 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 132 replies
  • A theological question about the afterlife

    08/26/2014 1:00:53 PM PDT · by MNDude · 111 replies
    I'm wondering if anyone here is Muslim, or is greatly knowledgeable about the Muslim religion. My one question is...What is the story of the 72 virgins waiting for Muslim martyrs? Were they humans that lived on earth and died or were they created just for the Muslim martyrs? Do they have any life outside being virgins waiting for martyrs? What awaits female Muslim martyrs in the afterlife? 72 male martyrs? Once a virgin has slept with a martyr, do they go on to a productive afterlife, or do they cease to exist? Also, why virgins? I guess no one wants...
  • Doctor Who fans, how was it?

    08/24/2014 5:10:55 AM PDT · by MNDude · 30 replies
    I understand a new season of Doctor Who with a new but older Doctor premiered last night. I didn't see it however. Just curious to hear impressions.
  • What movie would you like to see redone?

    08/23/2014 7:57:56 PM PDT · by MNDude · 159 replies
    Most people will always say that a movie that has been redone never should have been redone (the older someone is, the more they are apt to feel that way too). There are probably a few movies of course that is as good as better than the original (like True Grit?). There are also a few movies that might be nice to see remade if the original has a nice concept but was horribly directed or some movies might serve better updated for the times. What movie(s) would you like to see redone?
  • Sign Ideas for Ferguson Counter-Protests

    08/21/2014 2:52:55 PM PDT · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 42 replies
    Aug 21, 2014 | Self
    Any more good ideas? No, I can't travel out there myself. But if I could... 1)THUG TRIES TO KILL COP 2)THUG IS SHOT DEADWHICH PART OF "DUH!!" DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?   "GENTLE GIANTS" DON'T SMASH PEOPLE'S FACES BACK INTO THEIR SKULLS How many mulligans did the villagers allow the "Boy Who Cried Wolf"? 3? How many have Jesse and Al been allowed already? How many MORE mulligans does America owe to Race Pimps before we're allowed to ignore them?   PROBLEM: White Cop Shoots Violent Thug in Self-Defense SOLUTION: Nonstop Pillaging & Burning Until Cop is Lynched Why Do You...
  • Best Cartoon Ever?

    08/19/2014 7:48:52 PM PDT · by MNDude · 150 replies
    Most of us probably don't watch as many cartoons as when were kids, but there's a few that we still love. What is your favorite cartoon(s) of all time?
  • Nascar SCS IRWIN Tools at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday August 23 on ABC at 7:30 PM ET

    08/19/2014 7:08:58 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 155 replies
  • Charlie Crist’s most important campaign accessory? A fan.

    08/18/2014 6:52:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/29/14 | By Chris Cillizza
    This is a story of a man and his fan. The man is former Florida Republican governor Charlie Crist who is running as a Democrat to get his old job back this fall. And the fan is, well, a fan. It is small. It is is black. And, it goes everywhere with Crist.
  • Looking Ahead: After Ferguson

    08/18/2014 5:30:54 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 39 replies
    Vanity | 08/18/2014 | ealgeone
    Looking ahead after Ferguson. There are several outcomes to this situation in Ferguson. One: The officer will not be tried Two: There will be a trial with two possible outcomes: a) Wilson is acquitted b) He is found guilty The questions: What will be the reaction of various segments around the country? Will it be a repeat of LA 1992? Do you know your community and the demographics? Anticipated reaction from various communities? What preparation steps, if any, are you taking for these outcomes?
  • Nascar SCS Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan Intl Speedway Sunday August 17 on ESPN at 1:00 PM ET

    08/13/2014 8:05:35 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 114 replies
  • Best commercial(s) of all time?

    08/09/2014 7:52:03 PM PDT · by MNDude · 206 replies
    We all see tens of thousands of commercials in our lifetime, but there's probably a few that really standout... Where's The Beef?, Apple's 1984, Mikey likes Life cereal, etc. What's your favorite commercial(s) of all time.
  • Nascar SCS Cheez-it 355 at Watkins Glen Intl Sunday August 10 on ESPN at 1:00 PM ET

    08/05/2014 7:29:18 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 262 replies
  • Vanity:Conservative talk on KFNY 1440 Riverside CA

    08/05/2014 8:15:19 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 7 replies
    KFNY ^ | 8/5/14 | raccoonradio
    Vanity: Some all comedy stations have dropped the format as distribution of 24/7 comedy ended. One is KFNY AM 1440 Riverside, CA, which is now news-talk as "IE (Inland Empire) 1440". As one would expect with Clear Channel this probably means syndicated talkers like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity. Not sure, as the KFNY website doesn't have a schedule yet but I just went to iHeartRadio at 11:06 ET--8:06 PT--and heard Glenn Beck. So if you like conservative talk and are up there, it may be worth checking out. (The site does have a new logo, a mention...
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE: Pelosi, Abortion, Hamas

    08/03/2014 9:32:11 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies
    DFU via YouTube ^ | 8-3-14 | DFU
    DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE - Pelosi, Abortion, Hamas --- enjoy the graphics and limerick
  • The year 2034, your predictions?

    08/02/2014 10:28:03 PM PDT · by MNDude · 88 replies
    It seems that with recent trends in economics, demographics, and morality in this country, there's great reason for much pessimism for the future. In any case, I'm curious to hear your predictions for 20 years from now. The state of USA? The world stage? Technology? Anything else you think it will be like in that year.
  • Theology Question

    08/01/2014 1:47:03 PM PDT · by MNDude · 63 replies
    I have a theological question that I have not heard asked before. As we know, God gave his only Son to suffer and to die for our sins. As we can imagine, a parent seeing their son suffer must be the hardest thing possible, and the Father must have grieved greatly to see His Son suffer. My question is, did the death itself of His son cause the Father to grieve as well? I mean, when we humans lose a loved one, one of the biggest reasons is that this person is removed from Point A (where we are) to...
  • Over 40 Naval Ships Join for Rare Photo Op

    07/30/2014 3:39:01 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 55 replies
    gCaptain ^ | July 30, 2014 | Mike Schuler
    A rare occurrence recently in the Pacific Ocean as more than 40 international naval ships joined together for a single photo shoot.
  • First a Trucker Threw a Beer Bottle at His Mustang - Just the Start of This Guy’s VERY Bad Day

    07/29/2014 8:05:29 PM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-29-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsThis young man's really bad day began when a truck threw a beer bottle at the passenger door of his adored Mustang. And it only got worse from there. Shortly thereafter he got pulled over for speeding, and told the officer about the beer bottle. But during his long wait while the officer checked the truck, and then his license, insult was added to injury, as a truck smashed into the back of his pulled over Mustang. In the photo above you can see him look towards the heavens, asking “Why?” But it got even worse...the driver was uninsured! WATCH:...
  • Nascar SCS GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway Sunday August 3 on ESPN at 1:00 PM ET

    07/29/2014 7:06:22 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 61 replies
  • Which are the best miniseries ever?

    07/27/2014 7:40:44 PM PDT · by MNDude · 203 replies
    I don't watch TV much these days, so I can't say what have been popular miniseries in the past decade or so, but I remember there used to be big budget miniseries on TV all the time (A.D., The Winds of War, Roots. Etc). In your opinion, what were the greatest miniseries of all time?
  • Congress, Do Your Duty, Declare WAR! (Vanity - opinion)

    07/27/2014 1:11:35 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 33 replies
    July 27, 2014 | Enterprise
    President Obama has violated his oath to uphold the Constitution and has instituted policies which have collapsed the Southern Border, and compromised the security our sea ports and air ports. This has allowed Mexico, Guatamala, Honduras, and El Salvador to purge their countries of violent criminals, and people with contagious diseases, allowing them unlimited access to the United States. In addition, by compromising the security of our borders, Islamic Terrorists have their best chance ever of entering the United States undetected. Untold thousands of American Citizens are going to be murdered, raped, and robbed by the violent criminals entering our...
  • Ted Cruz depicted as a vampire slayer by guerilla street artist

    07/26/2014 5:36:27 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 26, 2014 | Mark Whittington
    If Ted Cruz were not in the United States Senate, he might have a new career as a vampire slayer. At least that is how he is depicted in a new poster by a conservative street artist who goes by the name of Sabo, according to a Friday piece in MySanAntonio. The posters, which have started to pop up on southern California street corners depicting Cruz wearing a long, leather duster and carrying a crossbow. First Lady Michelle Obama is depicted as a bat winged monster swooping down on Cruz.The posters are apparently in response to a recent dust up...
  • Why do Freepers have a problem with Glen Beck?

    07/25/2014 8:27:27 AM PDT · by MNDude · 175 replies
    I've seen some negative comments about conservative talk radio host "Glen Beck" in here lately. Wasn't he the one that brought a million conservatives to a rally in Washington DC? So I'm just curious, if there is one thing you don't like about Mr. Beck, what is it?
  • President Obama SECRET MISSION 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    07/21/2014 2:05:51 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    President Obama is juggling at least two world crises, but it's not cramping his pop culture style -- we've learned he's coming to L.A. this week to appear on Jimmy Kimmel's show. ABC Network sources tell TMZ ... the Prez will come to Kimmel's studio Wednesday to tape a special segment. We're also told a big chunk of the interview will be "serious." The show is shot at the legendary El Capitan theatre on Hollywood Blvd. Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/07/21/president-obama-jimmy-kimmel-live-hollywood/#ixzz388hgyQjw
  • Hillary Clinton answers questions on Facebook today

    07/21/2014 1:40:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/21/14 | Wendy Lee
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will participate in a live Q&A today on Facebook. ... She said in a Facebook post that she’ll be talking about her new book, “Hard Choices“ and answer questions on her book’s Facebook page beginning at 2:30 p.m. The book delves into her years as secretary of state.
  • What would be the real world problems with this car?

    07/19/2014 9:06:26 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 29 replies
    Gizmag ^ | Gizmag
    Everything about the scene suggested that it might very well have been the last we heard of the NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine. Promises of a magic bullet of energy storage, made by a three-month-old company, packaged with outlandish numbers like 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 236 mph (380 km/h), hinted, rather strongly, that this car's technology and performance would only exist on paper. Given that a similarly outlandish Quant car, centered in a similar black-walled booth, introduced by a very different Nunzio La Vecchia company, had vaporized years earlier, it seemed a responsible assumption...
  • Which TV series should have gone on?

    07/19/2014 8:28:11 PM PDT · by MNDude · 334 replies
    Most TV series "jump the shark" or get bad long before they end. But there's always a few that you wish that went on at least another season. Which TV series or program(s) do you wish hadn't ended when it did but continued on at least another year?
  • Tomintoul Prepares For Highland Games

    07/19/2014 1:34:33 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 7 replies
    The Northern Scot ^ | 19 July 2014
    ONE of Scotland’s oldest Highland games will get underway today. Organisers are expecting crowds to flock to the public park for Tomintoul Highland Games, which is now in its 173rd year. Competition begins at 11am, with the massed pipes and drums marching into the park from the village square at midday, led by games chieftain James Fraser. The bands will play throughout the afternoon, with drum majors competing to throw their maces over a banner in time to the music. Heavy events are a particular attraction for foreign visitors, with athletes taking part in hammer and stone throwing as well...
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo heading for Dundee’s City Square

    07/19/2014 1:08:22 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 4 replies
    The Evening Telegraph ^ | 19 July 2014 7.00am
    The stirring sounds and colourful spectacle of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will come to Dundee for the first time next month. The free event in the city centre will showcase more than 600 performers coming from as far afield as Canada, Australia and Singapore. The line-up for the Taste of the Tattoo show will include the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestra, Highland dancers, military bands, an Indian cultural troupe and the inimitable Massed Pipes and Drums.
  • A question for women...

    07/18/2014 10:49:41 AM PDT · by MNDude · 115 replies
    Recently I was involved with a business meeting with another officer of our company with a woman seeking a contracting job with our company. We went out to lunch for a long meeting to discuss what we were looking for and what she had to offer. After our meeting, she said something like "I'm sure you guys would like to discuss this with one another if I'm a match or not. I would like to excuse myself to the restroom." She then took her purse, put it in the middle of the table and left for the restroom. We then...
  • Vanity-possible illegal immigrant flight to Baltimore

    07/17/2014 3:28:15 PM PDT · by cyclotic · 123 replies
    Vanity | July 12, 2014 | Cyclotic
    I'm awaiting a flight in Phoenix to Baltimore. 11 teenage Hispanic boys and four non-Hispanic adults just sat down all in a row in the terminal. The boys have not said a word and oddly, none of them have shoelaces. This is weird and I'm not sure what to make of it or what to do. Being in a TSA zone, I sure don't want to start a protest.
  • Nascar SCS John Wayne Walding 400 at Indianapolis MS Sunday July 27 on ESPN at 1:00 PM ET

    07/17/2014 6:34:25 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 69 replies
  • Pit bull owner's mother says kids provoked Syracuse dog attack that injured 2

    07/16/2014 9:42:01 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    © 2014 Syracuse Media Group All rights reserved ^ | July 16, 2014 at 12:04 PM | By Jacob Pucci | jpucci@syracuse.com
    <p>Syracuse, N.Y. -- Two were taken to a nearby hospital with dog bite wounds after they were attacked by a pit bull this morning.</p> <p>Elizabeth Whitehead, of 211 Pattison St., has been taking care of her son's dog, Chaos, since he's been in jail.</p>