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  • PETA Demands Bar Change Its Name Because ‘Ye Olde Fighting Cocks’ Is Offensive to Chickens

    05/20/2015 5:52:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | 5-20-2015 | Katherine Timpf
    May 20, 2015 PETA Demands Bar Change Its Name Because ‘Ye Olde Fighting Cocks’ Is Offensive to ChickensPETA wants “Ye Olde Clever Cocks” instead.By Katherine Timpf People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter to the oldest bar in Britain on Monday demanding that it change its historic name because “Ye Olde Fighting Cocks” is offensive to chickens. PETA director Mimi Bekhechi said the name should be changed to “Ye Olde Clever Cocks” because that would “celebrate chickens as the intelligent, sensitive and social animals they are,” according to an article in the Mirror. The pub is Britain’s...
  • Whippet hurled from car at 50mph and left to die on motorway [tr]

    05/13/2015 8:24:34 AM PDT · by pabianice · 107 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/12/15 | McLelland
    Abandoned pet found on road with broken bones and deep bite marks Thrown from car after being used as bait for blood-thirsty killer dogs Somehow avoided traffic, but still broke leg and punctured lung Rescued by two animal lovers who took £3,000 loan to pay for his surgery Twisted dog-fighters got rid of a whippet used for baiting killer devil dogs by throwing it from a car at 50mph on a packed motorway. The cruel owners tossed the helpless dog out the window and on to the road surface of the M56 in Cheshire after it had already been badly...
  • Nascar SCS Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway May Sun. 24 on FOX at 7:00 PM ET

    05/13/2015 6:34:14 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 180 replies
  • U.S. News' 10 Best High Schools, 2015 [red states dominate, some purple, no solid blue]

    05/12/2015 5:14:18 PM PDT · by grundle · 37 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Alexandra Pannoni
    1. School for the Talented and Gifted. Dallas, Texas. For the fourth consecutive year, the School for the Talented and Gifted, a Dallas magnet school known as TAG, was ranked as the No. 1 public high school in the country. BASIS Scottsdale in Arizona took second place in the national rankings for the second year in a row 3. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Alexandria, Virginia. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia moved up one spot to No. 3 4. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology. Lawrenceville, Georgia. Jefferson traded places with...
  • What Historical Event Should Be a Movie?

    05/08/2015 8:29:27 PM PDT · by MNDude · 145 replies
    If you could take any historical event and have it made into a movie (and it would be made to your liking) which historical event would it be? Hannibal? Maccabees? Etc.
  • Nascar SCS Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Spdwy May Sat. 9 on FOX Sports 1 at 7:30 PM ET

    05/06/2015 7:35:43 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 73 replies
  • Thank You Facebook

    05/06/2015 8:49:28 AM PDT · by MNDude · 106 replies
    I am in the process of hiring some candidates for some job positions. It's incredible what a wonderful resource FaceBook has been in helping me screen candidates and not waste my time interviewing (God forbid hiring) many candidates. Ms. Smith: a cover letter showing enthusiasm. Resume shows relevant experience. I check out FaceBook. She has neon blue hair and a nose ring. NOPE! Ms. Dow: A perfectly written cover letter highlighting how she's a fit for the job. The resume reinforces this. A trip to Facebook shows "B****es will F**** your man!" is the first statement she has posted on...
  • Fall of Saigon (photo essay from the last days)

    05/04/2015 7:17:15 PM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/30/2015 | Unknown
    This week marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the final hours of America’s long conflict in southeast Asia. Here’s a look back at images from those last chaotic days.
  • Boston Marathon bomber cries, wipes eyes as aunt takes stand

    05/04/2015 5:06:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 4/5/15 | Denise Lavoie
    BOSTON (AP) -- For the first time in court, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly took the stand Monday in his federal death penalty trial. Tsarnaev, 21, wiped tears from his eyes quickly and fidgeted in his chair as his mother's sister sobbed uncontrollably. He had maintained a disinterested expression since his trial began in January. The aunt, Patimat Suleimanova, cried as she sat down about 10 feet from Tsarnaev. The tears began falling before she began to testify, and she was only able to answer questions about her...
  • NOW 14 KNOWN SLAVEHOLDING ANCESTORS OF BEN AFFLECK THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH

    05/01/2015 8:29:47 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/29/15 | Patrick leahy
    Hollywood movie star Ben Affleck has two additional slaveholding ancestors. S.L. Speisseger, who owned 3 slaves in Chatham County Georgia in 1840, according to 1840 U.S. Census, and Georgia A. Speissegger Cole, who owned 1 slave in 1863 and 1864, according to Savannah and Chatham County, Georgia tax digests found by the Daily Beast. This brings the total number of Affleck’s known slaveholding ancestors to 14, and the number of slaves either owned or “held” as a trustee or on behalf of an estate by these ancestors to 242.
  • Vanity: Is the Race Of the Six Baltimore Cops Known?

    04/30/2015 7:56:40 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 35 replies
    my fevered brain | today | me
    I've looked and been unable to find any news story that says whether the six cops who were involved in moving Mr. Grey were Black, White, Hispanic (or, I suppose, other). It's my understanding that five of the six have given statements to the investigators and one, presumably for Fifth Amendment reasons, hasn't. The race of the cops is obviously relevant but i haven't seen anything that says what race(s) they are. The wisdom and knowledge of all Freepers will be gratefully accepted.
  • Giffords Family Collection on display at Arizona State Museum

    04/29/2015 10:00:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    kvoa.com ^ | 4/27/2015 | Monica Garcia
    The majority of the art was collected by Gloria Giffords, former Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords mother, who says she hopes people will see the art as an inspiration.
  • Nascar SCS GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway May Sun. 3 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    04/29/2015 6:57:53 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 129 replies
  • Dreams take flight at Half Moon Bay motor show

    04/26/2015 6:52:17 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/26/2015 | Joe Rodriguez
    On a bright and breezy Sunday, this picturesque beach town became a fantasyland for motorheads dreaming that a souped-up car, sexy motorcycle or vintage warplane can take them anywhere -- even into the past or future.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 24 April 2015

    04/23/2015 5:56:26 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 162 replies
    April 23, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our...
  • Nascar SCS Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Intnl Raceway April Sat. 25 on Fox at 7:00 PM ET

    04/22/2015 7:57:55 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 71 replies
  • 'Newscaster' Soledad O'Brien Shushed Crowd at Lefty Earth Day Concert. (ME,ME,ME!)

    04/21/2015 8:02:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 4/20/2015 | Tim Graham
    Washington Post music critic Chris Richards wrote up Saturday’s Earth Day festivities on the national Mall on the front of Monday’s Style section. The headline was “At Earth Day rally, it was the message that needed saving.” Richards liked the music, but didn’t like the talking. For example: “The event’s hosts, newscaster Soledad O’Brien and Black Eyed Peas bandleader Will.I.Am, appeared to have a rough time of it. O’Brien, either frustrated by glitchy teleprompters or perhaps not clear on how a concert works, actually shushed the crowd at one point.”
  • Man Makes Final Request in Obituary – And It Involves Hillary Clinton

    04/19/2015 10:54:46 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies
    IJ Review ^ | April 19, 2015 | Kyle Becker
    Obituaries can be an unexpected source of amusement, and an 81-year-old North Carolina man didn’t let the world down. “Larry Darrell Upright, 81, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, at CMC- NorthEast in Concord. Darrell was born Aug. 15, 1933, in Cabarrus County to the late Arthur and Mary Ruth Upright. He was also preceded in death by his son, Joel Allen Upright. He is survived by his beloved wife and devoted caregiver, Colleen McDonald Upright; son Michael D. Upright; daughter Jill Upright McLain and husband Phil; granddaughters McKenzie Upright Brady and husband Logan, Lindsay McLain Leece and husband Jason...
  • Your most embarrassing moment story

    04/18/2015 6:55:21 PM PDT · by MNDude · 46 replies
    The girls basketball team walked in you while you were showering in the locker room? You gave a speech before a crowd with your zipper down? What is your story of your most embarrassing moment? Or if you have a better story about someone you know that had an extremely embarrassing moment, share that!
  • Ideas for a wager?

    04/15/2015 6:45:53 AM PDT · by MNDude · 12 replies
    I think it's time for another FreeRepublic Wager. Basically, we decide on an event that's going to happen one way or another shortly. (Like who would win a sporting event, or if someone on trial is found guilty or not guilty.) Everyone makes their predictions, then after the event has passed, those who predicted incorrectly agrees to pay $20 in donations to FreeRepublic. Several months ago, we had a thread on how SCOTUS will rule on Obamacare (still pending), and hopefully everyone will keep to their pledge if they predicted wrong. So...your ideas?
  • Nascar SCS Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway April Sun. 19 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    04/14/2015 8:05:34 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 111 replies
  • If you went back in time 1000 years...

    04/12/2015 6:20:17 PM PDT · by MNDude · 221 replies
    If you time traveled back to 1015, would you have enough modern knowledge and education to improve your llfe? I mean like could you invent gunpowder or serious medical advancements, etc?
  • Frozen Four: PC 4 -- BU 3

    04/11/2015 7:28:06 PM PDT · by Labyrinthos · 19 replies
    Vanity | April 11, 2015 | Me
    PC beats BU to win its first NCAA Hockey Championship. FYI -- PC is one of of the few Catholic colleges that is still an a Catholic college.
  • Nascar SCS Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway April Sat. 11 on FOX at 7:30 PM ET

    04/08/2015 12:16:43 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 79 replies
  • If you could undo one historical event, which would it be? (Liberal insanity)

    A liberal sent me a link to this site. It's amazing which are the historical events liberals would most like to erase. 1.The Destruction of Alexandria's Great Library (most votes. I can definitely see the historical importance, but doubt I would have that as my top pick!) 2.Elian Gonzalez and the Butterfly Effect. 4. Hitler, Berchtold, Constantine. (Hitler would be an easy choice, but then they make Constantine part of the choice?) 7. Erase the advent of agriculture (Serious?? Why don't they just wish the big bang never happened? I guess some how in their twisted minds they just know...
  • Goodbye Ashley Judd

    04/04/2015 8:17:56 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 16 replies
    TNT ^ | 04/05/2015 | Vanity
    Ashley you can leave Indy NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Take your Wildcats with you.
  • Where's Morgana?

    04/04/2015 2:42:07 PM PDT · by MNDude · 47 replies
    I usually would not inquire on the whereabouts of another Freeper, but it seems a little odd to come to FR during Holy Week, and not see anything from Morgana. Anyone heard from her?
  • Your biggest childhood fear(s)?

    03/29/2015 9:07:05 PM PDT · by MNDude · 114 replies
    Almost everyone had something that freaked them out or downright terrified them when they were kids-- a neighbor's big dog, sleestaks on TV, or the monster in the closet? Tell your story of what most scared you as a kid.
  • Nascar SCS STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway March Sun. 29 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    03/25/2015 8:35:16 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 55 replies
  • Angelina Jolie has ovaries, fallopian tubes removed to cut cancer risk

    03/24/2015 8:21:02 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 144 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/24 | Laura SMith Spark
    Two years after she underwent a double mastectomy to cut her cancer risk, actress and U.N. envoy Angelina Jolie has had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes for the same reason, she wrote in The New York Times on Tuesday. Jolie, 39, carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Her mother was diagnosed with the latter at age 49 and died seven years later. In her New York Times op-ed Tuesday, Jolie said she had been planning the latest preventive surgery for some time.
  • Playboy Interview: Dick Cheney

    03/18/2015 12:46:06 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    Playboy ^ | March 17 , 2015 | James Rosen
    Behind a small desk sits the chair Cheney occupied for eight years as vice president in the White House, and above the white-trimmed fireplace hang three framed swords. One was a gift from the cadets at West Point when Cheney was secretary of defense; the second came from the U.S. Marine Corps commandant when Cheney was guest of honor at the Marine Corps ball two months after 9/11; the third belonged to Samuel Fletcher Cheney, the vice president’s great-grandfather, who fought for the Union in the Civil War—enduring 34 battles, some of the conflict’s bloodiest fighting—only to lose part of...
  • Nascar SCS Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway March Sun. 22 on FOX at 3:30 PM ET

    03/18/2015 4:49:20 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 54 replies
  • (Rapper) Azealia Banks Attacks America: ‘I Hate Everything About This Country!’

    03/17/2015 10:16:41 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 125 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | 3-16-2015 | Jason Brow
    This shouldn’t upset anybody, right? Azealia decided to open up in her recent Playboy interview, and she showed no mercy, even saying how she hates the “fat white Americans” who make up “everything about this country.” Yikes! Azealia Banks, 23, has never been known to pull her punches when it comes to speaking her mind. And when she starts, you better duck because nobody is safe when she’s on a tear. In her brand new Playboy interview. By the end of it, the Broke With Expensive Tastes rapper takes aim at EVERYBODY: Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, and “fat white Americans” –...
  • Nascar SCS Campingworld.Com 500 at Phoenix Int. Rwy March Sun. 15 on FOX at 3:30 PM ET

    03/11/2015 5:27:11 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 37 replies
  • School math question. Your input?

    03/10/2015 5:48:37 PM PDT · by MNDude · 227 replies
    My daughter has this problem-solving question for her homework. I'm feeling kind of dumb on this one. What do you think is the correct answer? Mrs. Feltner wants to put a border on a baby blanket. The area of the blanket is 12 square units. Which shows how many units of materials she needs for the border? A 12 units B 14 units C 15 units D 21 units
  • Nascar SCS Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway March Sun. 8 on FOX at 3:30 PM ET

    03/03/2015 8:13:25 PM PST · by ican'tbelieveit · 71 replies
  • Reversible toll lanes on 270? Maybe

    02/27/2015 7:12:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    WTOP ^ | February 26, 2015 | Ari Ashe
    ROCKVILLE, Md. — With a new governor viewed as road-friendly in Annapolis, one Montgomery County lawmaker hopes toll lanes on Interstate 270 are a possibility. County Councilmember Roger Berliner supports converting the two High Occupancy Vehicle lanes on I-270 into reversible toll lanes. “We backed a plan six years ago with two reversible lanes. People in carpools or transit vehicles ride free; everyone else would have to pay a toll,” says Berliner. The concept would be similar to the new 95 Express Lanes in Virginia between Stafford County and Alexandria. Similar to Virginia, any project in Maryland would likely require...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 27 February 2015

    02/26/2015 5:51:53 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 100 replies
    February 26, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our...
  • Die Winter ... Die!!

    02/25/2015 5:24:43 AM PST · by Maceman · 68 replies
  • Nascar SCS Quiktrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway March Sun. 1 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    02/25/2015 5:32:29 AM PST · by ican'tbelieveit · 67 replies
  • ISIS or ISIL a bunch limp wristed pants wetters!!

    02/23/2015 7:19:28 AM PST · by areukiddingme1 · 17 replies
    Vanity | 22 February 2015 | areukiddingme1
    If these cowards (ISIS or ISIL) were really as tough as they say they are -- Then why must they cover their faces. I mean, if the BS that they are peddling is in the name of Allah or Mohamad then why must they cover their faces unless they are ashamed or cowards. Allah knows who they are, right. So if what they are doing is "justified" why must they cover their faces, unless they are simply just a bunch of limp wristed pants wetting cowards. Are they afraid of someone or something...who, who are these cowards afraid of that...
  • Looking for recommendations - hosting sites (Vanity)

    02/20/2015 7:08:50 PM PST · by tang-soo · 21 replies
    Self ^ | 2/20/2015 | Self
    I value the technical advise found on FreeRepublic concerning technical matters, so looking for a bit of assistance. I have a web site I've built and I'm ready to host it. Much of it will be links to videos that are all housed via Google Drive. I found out youtube no longer supports private (ie login required) links. These videos are mostly family recordings so we wish to provide them only for family members. Google Drive does allow restrictions via specific gmail login accounts. There will also be many other pages supporting Christian literature and links. I've written several articles...
  • Anyone notice this about the ISIS savages?

    02/16/2015 7:05:41 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 57 replies
    02-16-2015 | Me
    Notice most, if not all these barbarians appear to be tall in stature? Look at the still shots of when they paraded the Christians along the beach.
  • Nascar SCS Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway Feb. Sun. 22 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    02/10/2015 8:46:34 PM PST · by ican'tbelieveit · 272 replies
  • Train of Storms to Bring Upper Midwest, Northeast Unrelenting Snow Into Next Week

    02/06/2015 9:30:47 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 19 replies
    AccuWeather.com ^ | 6FEB2015 | Alex Sosnowski
    A train of storms will bring round after round of snow from the Upper Midwest to part of the Northeast this weekend into early next week. The biggest storm in the bunch will be the caboose in the train, set to affect the Northeast Sunday night into Monday night. The storms will bring episodes of snow every 12-24 hours or so from northern Minnesota and northern Michigan and southern Ontario to upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey and New England. In some cases, there may be snow of varying intensity from this weekend right straight through into early...
  • Lying Brian and Kosovo Hilliary (Vanity)

    02/06/2015 7:20:17 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 16 replies
    I just saw a segment on Hannity where he brought up Clinton's lies (that is plural) about coming under sniper fire in Kosovo. I was in a discussion at work today with a guy and he said it wasn't an issue. I said RINOs won't have the guts to make it an issue.
  • Aaron Rodgers: I don't think God cares about football game outcomes

    02/01/2015 4:06:25 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 79 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 20, 2015 | CBS Sports
    The Seahawks pulled off an amazing comeback against the Packers on Sunday, but don't credit that comeback to Divine Intervention. During his weekly radio show on WAUK-AM in Wisconsin, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said that his belief is that God doesn't care who wins or loses a football game. The subject came up during a segment where host Jason Wilde asks Rodgers a question that was submitted by a Packers fan.
  • WHY OBAMA HATES AMERICA, EUROPE AND THE WEST

    01/24/2015 11:55:44 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 72 replies
    Vanity | 1/24/2015 | Dick Bachert
    Let's play Connect the Dots. This is not a rocket scientist level game once you complete the connections. Obama's hatred for the West, Western Europe and especially the Brits goes back to the days when the Brits carved up the old Mesopotamia into what is now much of the Middle East. He returned Churchill bust -- a gift from the Brits – within days of entering the White House and routinely disrespectfully props his feet atop the desk fashioned from the timbers of the famed warship HMS Resolute the Brits gifted to President Hayes in 1880) due to their sometimes...
  • Yes, we can! Students to hurl canned food at intruders.

    01/15/2015 6:33:13 AM PST · by HammerT · 64 replies
    The Peoples Cube ^ | 1/14/2015 | Olga Photoshopova
    A reporter candidly questioned the wisdom of allowing children access to cans, listing the ways it could go wrong: • Children could use the cans on each other, in rapid succession, as assault-can play weapons; • An intruder might get extra angry at can throwers, who would be like canaries in a coalmine; • The intruder might hurl the cans back at the children, cancelling this brilliant progressive idea. The administrator erupted volcanically, “Yeah, cans kill people, and spoons make people fat! The original use of canned food is to nourish, not to kill people (just like spoons.) Therefore, cans...
  • Principal: Let students hurl canned food at intruders

    01/13/2015 1:23:43 PM PST · by matt04 · 110 replies
    A middle school principal in eastern Alabama wants to stockpile cans of food such as corn and peas in classrooms so that students could hurl them as weapons in a last-resort confrontation with a school intruder. In a letter Friday, W.F. Burns Middle School Principal Priscella Holley asked parents to have each student bring an 8-ounce canned item. "We realize at first this may seem odd; however, it is a practice that would catch an intruder off guard," she wrote in the letter, published by TV station WHNT in Huntsville. "The canned food item could stun the intruder or even...