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  • Boycott fires up after gay NYC hoteliers host Sen. Ted Cruz event

    04/24/2015 5:18:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | April 24, 2015 | Nicole Hensley
    LGBT activists are urging a boycott of two openly gay New York hoteliers who hosted a controversial campaign event for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. The “Boycott Fire Island Pines Establishments & Out NYC Hotel” page on Facebook, which had amassed nearly 4,000 likes by Friday, questions the conservative company that OutNYC owners Mati Weiderpass and Ian Reisner chose to keep. The page quotes a critical profile of Cruz written by the Human Rights Campaign. Weiderpass, the co-owner of the Hell’s Kitchen hotel, enraged LGBT activists when he posed for a photo with the Republican presidential hopeful during the Monday affair....
  • Donations to Ted Cruz come in chunks big and small, but much is murky ("Murky" compared to Hillary?)

    04/22/2015 9:37:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | April 22, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman, Washington Bureau
    The money fueling Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign for president comes in both trickles and torrents. And the sources of much of it are murky. A hedge fund billionaire is reported to have poured $30 million into the cause isn’t talking. So it’s unclear why he picked Cruz and how much he’s willing to spend to keep the Texas Republican’s hopes alive as the race plays out. Nor will Cruz identify supporters who’ve agreed to raise up to $500,000 from their networks of friends and associates — bundlers who’ll be rewarded with special access to the candidate in coming months. “Some...
  • Michigan Lawmakers Want Homeschooled Children Registered Like Dogs and Inspected by Social Workers

    04/22/2015 12:38:31 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 20, 2015 | Paula Bolyard
    In the wake of the tragic murders of two Michigan children whose mother tortured them before stuffing them into the family’s freezer, lawmakers are calling for more stringent regulation of homeschooling in the state. The proposed legislation from state Rep. Stephanie Chang, a Detroit Democrat, would require homeschooled children to be inspected twice per year by a licensed social worker or law enforcement officer. The bill would also require homeschooling parents to register their children — like dogs or sex offenders — with the superintendent of the school district in which they reside. Michigan is one of eleven states that...
  • Judge: NYC Buses Must Run 'Killing Jews' Ads

    04/22/2015 12:10:36 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Newser ^ | 4/22/15 | Evann Gastaldo
    PAMELA GELLER'S CONTROVERSIAL GROUP WINS IN COURT Soon, you could see MTA buses in New York with the words "Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah" on the side. That's because a controversial pro-Israel group wants to run the ads—they show a man with a Palestinian keffiyeh covering his face alongside the aforementioned quote, which is attributed to "Hamas MTV," plus the slogan, "That's his Jihad. What's yours?"—and this week a federal judge decreed that the MTA must comply in order to abide by the First Amendment, Courthouse News reports. (There is no "Hamas MTV"; the ad...
  • An Open Letter to Those Who Donated to the LAST Freep-a-thon (Jan-Feb 2015)

    04/19/2015 11:48:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 61 replies
    Personal ^ | 19 Apr 2015 | Xzins
    To: Recent Donors SUBJECT: DO IT NOW Dear Freeper, Free Republic is, in my opinion, the best conservative news and discussion site on the web. It has been the best for so many years running, that I really cannot think of any other site that comes close. I've gone to other news outlets, conservative ones, and they allow you to comment on their articles, there's some possibility of those comments starting a discussion, and with great difficulty one can carry on that discussion. With Free Republic it is automatic. The very nature of the software makes discussion possible, comments findable,...
  • Ben Affleck demanded PBS program hide his slave-owning ancestor

    Ben Affleck insisted on censoring the fact that one of his ancestors owned slaves from PBS show “Finding Your Roots,” the Sony email hack has revealed. In a hacked Sony email from July 22, 2014, now available on WikiLeaks, the show’s host, Henry Louis Gates Jr., writes to Sony USA chief Michael Lynton asking for advice: “One of our guests has asked us to edit out something about one of his ancestors–the fact that he owned slaves. Now, four or five of our guests this season descend from slave owners, including Ken Burns. We’ve never had anyone ever try to...
  • Ted Cruz Out-Fundraises Romney Suggesting Big Money Race

    04/17/2015 9:23:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Open Secrets ^ | April 16, 2015 | Russ Choma and Paul Lewis
    Ted Cruz is raising money for his presidential campaign at a significantly faster rate than Mitt Romney did four years ago, eclipsing the early total raised by the former Massachusetts governor who went on to win the Republican nomination in 2012. The conservative Texas senator, who is seeking to unite the Republicans’ tea party wing behind his White House run, raised $4.3 million during the final days of March – his first full week after declaring as a candidate for president. Cruz proved particularly popular with small donors, raising more in his first week from contributors giving $200 or less...
  • 46,871 donors in 50 states give $4 million to Ted Cruz’s presidential quest

    04/16/2015 10:35:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | April 16, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman, Washington Bureau
    The $4 million that Sen. Ted Cruz collected in the first eight days of his presidential bid came from 46,871 donors in all 50 states, according to his campaign’s first Federal Election Commission filing. More than a third of that — about $1.5 million — came from donors who gave at least $2,700, the maximum allowed per election per person. Of that, more than $400,000 came from 38 couples who gave $2,700 each for the primary, and another $2,700 each for the general election, for a total of $10,800. General election funds can’t be touched unless Cruz wins the nomination....
  • New pro-Cruz PAC: “Make DC Listen”

    04/16/2015 2:33:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    McClatchy DC - Truth to Power ^ | April 16, 2015 | Maria Recio
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s, R-Texas, state director has left his post to run a political action committee that supports Cruz, “Make DC Listen.” John Drogin embraced one of Cruz’s signature stump speech lines, “Make DC listen,” in naming the PAC, which will support Cruz’s presidential campaign as well as other conservative non-presidential candidates. Drogin was Cruz’s campaign manager in 2012 when the little-known Cruz won a come-from-behind race to beat then-Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst for the Senate. Drogin was earlier a press aide to Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. “Americans are worried about the federal government’s crippling effect on jobs and opportunity,”...
  • Perry 'Advisory Board' Members Give Cash to Cruz's White House Bid

    04/16/2015 12:40:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 16, 2015 | Adam Wollner
    Ted Cruz hauled in more than $4 million during his first nine days as a formal presidential candidate—with help from a handful of Rick Perry's top donors. Five members of Perry's leadership PAC advisory board contributed to Cruz's presidential campaign in late March, a National Journal review of Federal Election Commission records found. San Antonio auto dealer Red McCombs, Austin oil executive Ben "Bud" Brigham, Houston chemical company executive Steven P. Mach, retired Houston technology executive Holloway Frost, and Houston Republican Kathaleen Wall each wrote four-figure checks to Cruz's campaign in late March. Those five donors were also among the...
  • Daily Kickoff: Cruz woos Orthodox Jews | Rubio woos Indian Creek Jews | Holocaust Remembrance Day

    04/16/2015 12:11:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    IRAN BILL BATTLE: "Congress’s Role in Iran Nuclear Deal Shows Limits of Obama’s Power" by Peter Baker: "In his assertions of executive power to advance his agenda in an era of gridlock, President Obama has been largely on offense. But his latest battle with Congress not only left him on defense, it actually broke the gridlock. Against him. Mr. Obama’s abrupt decision to sign a compromise version of legislation on Iran that he had previously vowed to veto was a bruising retreat in his larger campaign to act without Congress’s getting in his way. In this case, partisanship gave way...
  • Ted Cruz's Big Money Man Is A Hedge Funder With a $2 Million Train Set (Smell their fear)

    04/13/2015 5:25:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Mother Jones' Political Mojo Blog ^ | April 13, 2015 | Molly Redden
    Robert Mercer, a Long Island hedge fund magnate, has made some lavish investments over the years: There's his 203-foot super yacht, called the Sea Owl. There's the $2 million model train set he had custom-built in his mansion—and the lawsuit he filed against the builders, saying they'd overcharged him. And now there's the money he's putting behind Ted Cruz's presidential ambitions. Mercer is the main bankroller of a ring of four super-PACs supporting Cruz for president, the New York Times reported Friday. The PACs have collected $31 million in the four weeks since Cruz launched his campaign, giving the freshman...
  • Hedge-fund magnate backing Cruz is major investor in Breitbart News Network

    04/13/2015 12:59:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Politico's Dylan Byers On Media ^ | April 13, 2015 | Dylan Byers
    The Long Island-based hedge-fund magnate who is helping bankroll Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign for the Republican nomination is also one of the top investors in the Breitbart News Network, sources with knowledge of the matter told the On Media blog on Monday. Robert Mercer, the co-CEO of hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, is the main donor behind a network of pro-Cruz super PACs that have raised at least $31 million to date, according to a recent New York Times report. Mercer has spent more than $15 million on conservative political campaigns and causes since 2012. What the Times report did not...
  • Totally Eye-Popping [Cruz's fundraising]

    04/11/2015 10:11:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 12, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Is it a good thing or a bad thing that a presidential candidate demonstrates an ability to raise enough money to effectively reach the “inhabitants of America” with his political message? On Friday, National Public Radio’s The Diane Rehm Show took a further drag on our tax dollars to take incredulous note of the fact that four Super PACs supportive of Republican Ted Cruz’s campaign for president declared having collected, collectively, $31 million. One of Diane’s guests, Neal King, Jr., with the Wall Street Journal, explained that all four PACs associated with the Cruz effort sport the “Keep the Promise”...
  • Win An Afternoon of Shooting With Ted

    04/11/2015 8:09:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 11, 2015 | Fuzzy Slippers
    For a $25 donation. As campaigns work to amass the money they need to be successful, they often try a range of tactics from contests to raffles. A certain campaign has even been known to discount, deeply, their $5 raffle tickets when they werenÂ’t selling. I think, though, that we have a winner: Ted Cruz âś” @tedcruz Join me in Texas for an afternoon of shooting! Donate $25 or more here for your chance to win: http://www.tedcruz.org/donationlanding/winanafternoonofshooting/ Â… 11:32 AM - 11 Apr 2015 An afternoon of shooting with Ted Cruz in Texas? Way better than a thousand dollar copy...
  • And the winner of round one between Cruz and Paul is....

    04/11/2015 12:56:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    KNRS-FM Talk Radio ^ | April 10, 2015 | Rod Arquette
    You probably guessed it...Ted Cruz! At least if we're going solely by the measuring stick of fund raising. Yes Cruz announced his candidacy not much earlier than Paul did, but still he's managed an astounding $31 million in a single week! Which has really turned a lot of heads. Including a good number of people in more traditionally liberal news outlets... (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Notice how they're trying to pin so much of this on the citizens united case? As though that one supreme court decision has allowed for the rise of a principled conservative with real values and beliefs to occur. Only...
  • Cruz Is Suddenly a Player, Thanks to Reclusive Backer

    04/11/2015 12:35:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Newser ^ | April 11, 2015 | John Johnson
    Millionaire Robert Mercer helps him raise an 'eye-popping' $31M right off the bat.If other GOP contenders shrugged off Ted Cruz's chances of winning the nomination, it's a safe bet they're reassessing things after four new super PACS announced they'd raised a staggering $31 million to support his new candidacy. "Even in the context of a presidential campaign cycle in which the major party nominees are expected to raise more than $1.5 billion, Cruz’s haul is eye-popping, one that instantly raises the stakes in the Republican fundraising contest," writes Mark Halperin at Bloomberg. The super PACs in question are only a...
  • Hedge-Fund Magnate Robert Mercer Emerges as a Generous Backer of Cruz

    04/10/2015 7:55:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 10, 2015 | Eric Lichtblau and Alexandra Stevenson
    The two men share a passion for unbridled markets, concerns about the Internal Revenue Service and a skeptical view of climate change. Now the two — Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, and Robert Mercer, a Wall Street hedge-fund magnate — share another bond that could link them through November 2016: Both want to see Mr. Cruz elected president. Mr. Mercer, a reclusive Long Islander who started at I.B.M. and made his fortune using computer patterns to outsmart the stock market, emerged this week as a key early bankroller of Mr. Cruz’s surprisingly fast campaign start. He is believed to...
  • Ted Cruz's serious --- and seriously underestimated --- fundraising machine

    04/10/2015 10:21:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 10, 2015 | Rebecca Berg
    Ted Cruz has hit pay dirt — and he might have Jeb Bush to thank. In his first week as a presidential candidate, the Texas senator raked in more than $4 million for his campaign account, including $1.5 million from major donors, and he has already brought in hundreds of thousands more dollars since. A herd of super PACs supporting Cruz brought in another $31 million, Bloomberg reported Wednesday — an eye-popping sum that has stunned more than a few competing Republicans. Bush, a former Florida governor whose powerful family has deep roots in Texas, has factored prominently into Cruz's...
  • Ted Cruz trumps Rand Paul

    04/10/2015 7:50:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 10, 2015 | David M. Drucker
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Round one in the battle of anti-Establishment Republican presidential candidates goes to Sen. Ted Cruz. In competition for the Tea Party's vote in 2016, the Texas Republican has bested Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky with a campaign rollout that GOP strategists say exceeded expectations and was almost flawlessly executed. Announcing for president two weeks later, Paul accomplished nearly the opposite, forcing a swift recalculation about which candidate is best positioned to win over the party's insurgent wing and vie for the nomination. "Cruz had a superb rollout. He hit all the right notes," Republican guru Ed Rollins told the Washington...
  • Ted Cruz super PACs: A new era of political fundraising

    04/09/2015 6:33:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | MJ Lee and Jeremy Diamond
    Ted Cruz backers have ushered in a new era for super PACs. Supporters of the Texas Republican presidential candidate made a bombshell announcement this week — that a network of four affiliated super PACs will have raised an eye-popping $31 million by the end of the week. The disclosure, coming within weeks of Cruz launching his campaign for president, has sent deep ripples through the political fundraising world. The idea of not one, but multiple, affiliated super PACs ostensibly working together to haul in donations for the same presidential candidate is unprecedented, campaign finance experts say. Veteran fundraisers point out...
  • Billionaire backer of Art Robinson now reportedly a chief funder of Ted Cruz presidential campaign

    04/09/2015 6:23:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jeff Mapes
    New York hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer, who spent more than $1 million trying to elect Republican Art Robinson to Congress in Oregon, is reportedly now putting his fortune to work for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. The National Review reports that Mercer controls one of the four super-PACs that together claim to have raised $31 million to support the Texas senator's presidential bid. The super-PACs are set up so that they can raise donations of unlimited size. While the leaders of these groups can't coordinate directly with the candidate's campaign they can otherwise conduct a wide range of advertising and...
  • Cruz control: post announcement edition

    04/09/2015 11:31:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday Ed shared the news that the community of political experts was rather gobsmacked to find out that PACs associated with Texas Senator Ted Cruz had brought in a “record haul” in no time flat following his campaign announcement. While it would be lovely to pretend that money in politics doesn’t mean all that much and what really counts is grassroots support and a solid message, that’s simply not true. Does anyone really think Mitt Romney would have survived the 2012 fight without the mountains of cash behind him, both internally and through associated PACs? That’s a doubtful proposition at...
  • Quotes of the day (Ted Cruz surge edition)

    04/02/2015 8:35:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 2, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush continues to lead the pack of Republican presidential hopefuls, but one candidate is making moves. Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the only GOP hopeful to formally announced his candidacy thus far, has shot up in the rankings in a new CBS News poll. Thirty-seven percent of those surveyed said that they would consider voting for Cruz in March, up 14 points from when the same question was asked a month ago. By comparison, 51 percent said they would vote for Bush, just two percent higher than did in February. *** Sen. Ted Cruz has raised $4...
  • Ted Cruz Makes an E-Mail Fundraising Push

    03/31/2015 1:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    NewsMax / Bloomberg News | March 31, 2015 | Staff
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/ted-cruz-email-push-2016/2015/03/31/id/635475/
  • Drudge Claims Savannah Guthrie Might Replace Brian Williams

    02/10/2015 12:05:58 PM PST · by maggief · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 10, 2015 | Tina Nguyen
    Today Show co-anchor and journalist Savannah Guthrie has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Brian Williams as anchor of NBC Nightly News, according to Drudge Report.
  • Pope says equating Islam with violence is wrong

    11/30/2014 5:42:21 PM PST · by juliosevero · 58 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Pope says equating Islam with violence is wrong By Julio Severo According to Reuters, Pope Francis said on Sunday that equating Islam with violence is wrong. Pope and Turkish mufti Francis, the leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, told reporters aboard his plane returning from a visit to Turkey that it was wrong for anyone to react to terrorism by being enraged against Islam. Francis’ predecessor, Benedict XVI, caused, according to Reuters, storms of protest throughout the Islamic world in 2006, when he made a speech that suggested Islam espouses violence. Benedict said he had been misunderstood and apologized....
  • Ex-SEAL who shot bin Laden identifies himself

    11/06/2014 12:43:06 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/6 | Justin Peligri
    Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill said in an interview with The Washington Post that he was the one who fired the final shot to kill Osama bin Laden in 2011. The 38-year-old Montanan also said that other SEAL team members were involved in the raid, including Mark Bissonnette, who detailed the group's experiences in his memoir, "No Easy Day." O'Neill, who had been serving as a SEAL for 15 years at the time of the bin Laden raid, had participated in other missions before -- but he said he feared this mission would be his most difficult. I didn't think...
  • The 2nd US Ebola Patient Has Been Identified

    10/13/2014 1:35:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/13/2014 | Pamela Engel
    The second person to show Ebola symptoms on US soil has been identified as Nina Pham, a 26-year-old nurse. Pham's family confirmed her identity on Monday. She was diagnosed with Ebola on Sunday and is the first person to contract the disease in the US. Pham is currently in "clinically stable" condition, according to officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Pham is reportedly a nurse in Dallas who was caring for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Duncan contracted the disease in Liberia and then traveled to the US, where he first started...
  • 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
  • Want To Murder Someone? Pennsylvania’s About To Make It Easier

    09/17/2014 9:06:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-17-2014 | Dick Teresi
    Pennsylvania legislators are poised to pass into law an organ-transplant-donation bill that will make it easier for murderers to avoid detection and prosecution. Two bills, almost identical, Senate Bill 850 (SB 850) and House Bill 30 (HB 30), according to its many bipartisan sponsors, will greatly increase the number of organ donors. There are currently 121,000 people on the national waitlist for organ transplants, and laws to increase the organ supply are perennially popular in many states. Those opposing such laws are commonly accused of condemning to death people on the waitlist. Law enforcement officials, however, are taking exception to...
  • $5.3K To Go. Can We Do This Tonight? Yes We Can!

    08/29/2014 5:44:51 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies
    BTLD | 8/29/14 | BTLD
    We're SO close... Let's put this baby to bed!
  • Police Sergeants’ Union Warns Against Democratic Convention in Brooklyn

    08/27/2014 11:20:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 27, 2014 | Matt Flegenheimer, J. David Goodman
    A union of New York City police sergeants warned the Democratic National Committee on Tuesday against holding its 2016 convention in Brooklyn, issuing an open letter that doubled as a broadside against a mayoral administration with which some officers have grown increasingly frustrated.
  • Dear FRiends: Please help us wrap up this FReepathon within the next week or so. [Thread XXXIX]

    08/23/2014 10:18:21 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 147 replies
    Dear FRiends, Time is running short for our FReepathon. We're nearing the end of the second month and we still have a little over $14k to go. We need to wrap this up soon. If you enjoy using FR and find it worthwhile and would like to help keep it going, please consider making your donation today. Thank you very much!! FR is funded solely by contributions made by liberty loving people like you who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party, no advertisers, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers, no government subsidies, no outside...
  • Jimmy Carter thinks Hamas Should be Legitimized

    08/07/2014 11:25:42 PM PDT · by ConvictionsofFaith · 19 replies
    News Ninja ^ | August 7, 2014 | Alyssa Lafage
    It’s hard to wrap ones head around the idea that giving more power to a terrorist regime would somehow lead to temperance and peace, yet that’s exactly the advice being given by former president Jimmy Carter when it comes to how the world treats Hamas. He had this to say: "…the United States and EU should recognize that Hamas is not just a military but also a political force. Hamas cannot be wished away, nor will it cooperate in its own demise." Only by recognizing its legitimacy as a political actor — one that represents a substantial portion of the...
  • Water supply to city with 400,000 residents 'poisoned' - State of emergency in Toledo, Ohio

    08/02/2014 8:36:01 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies
    emirates 247 ^ | 8-3-2014 | ap
    Toxins possibly from algae on Lake Erie fouled the water supply of the Ohio city of Toledo Saturday, forcing officials to issue warnings not to drink the water and the governor to declare a state of emergency as worried residents descended on stores, quickly clearing shelves of bottled water. The city advised about 400,000 residents in Toledo, most of its suburbs and a few areas in southeastern Michigan not to brush their teeth with or boil the water because that would only increase the toxin's concentration. Showers and baths are fine, the mayor said. Toledo issued the warning just after...
  • US Embassy in Libya evacuated amid ‘significant deterioration in security’; President golfs

    07/26/2014 6:37:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7/26/14 | Twitchy Staff
    The United States suspended operations at its embassy in Libya Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said. “Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, we have temporarily relocated all of our personnel out of Libya,” spokeswoman Marie Harf said. No news on how well the president shot.
  • 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...
  • Shock “Rolling Stone” expose: The five most dangerous guns in America

    07/15/2014 9:18:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 15, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via Charles Cooke, is this the worst listicle ever or the greatest? You’re expecting a list of different makes and models, I know. But look: 2. Revolvers Revolvers, named for their rotating chambered cylinder, placed second in the ATF’s ranking of guns found at crime scenes more than 46,000 recovered in 2012, the most recent year for which statistics were kept. Some grenade launchers, shotguns, and rifles also have rotating barrels, but the term “revolver” is generally used to describe handguns. Revolver types include single and double-action firing mechanisms, the latter of which does not require a cocking action separate...
  • Reporter stopped by TSA agent who didn’t know District of Columbia is in US

    07/15/2014 5:22:34 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 63 replies
    KIROTV ^ | July 15, 2014 | WFTV - Orlando
    WFTV - Orlando ORLANDO, Fla. — It's something most students learn in elementary school -- the United States is made up of 50 states and the District of Columbia. But Cox Media Group reporter Justin Gray found out it's a lesson that an Orlando agent with the Transportation Safety Administration seems to have missed. Gray, who lives in Washington, D.C., was flying out of Orlando International Airport when a TSA agent said Gray's District of Columbia driver's license wasn't a valid form of identification. Gray said his license is legal and up-to-date, but the TSA agent didn't seem to know...
  • ((( Drudge Poll ))) SHOULD REPUBLICANS IMPEACH OBAMA?

    07/08/2014 6:47:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 70 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 8 Jul 2014 | Drudge
    YES 72.2% (137,924 votes) NO 12.98% (24,803 votes) NOT NOW 14.82% (28,308 votes) Total Votes: 191,035
  • Let's have a July 4th weekend FReepathon Money Bomb!

    07/02/2014 1:17:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Free Republic | July 2, 2014 | Me
  • Mapping 100 Years Of US Immigration By State

    06/01/2014 7:05:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/01/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Several days ago, we looked at the big picture of US immigration, presenting the place of origin of America's 40 million foreign-born residents. However, as is always the case with the US, focusing on the big picture at the national level ignores the nuances at the state level. The following two charts using Pew Research data, compiled by the WaPo, show the dramatic changes in the land of origin of US immigrants, beginning with 1910 when Germany was the primary driver of US-born residents, accounting for 18% of US immigrants, and proceeding through 2010, when Mexico has become the...
  • American Soldier Who Served With Freed POW Casts Doubt on Official Story...

    06/01/2014 6:05:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    IJReview ^ | 6/1/2014 | Soopermexican
    Early Saturday it was announced by the administration that the only American prisoner of war in Afghanistan was released in exchange for 5 Guantanamo Bay terrorists being set free to Qatar. [Explicit language below.] The circumstances of the capture of Bowe Bergdahl had been in question long before his release – supposedly he had wandered off and captured by the Taliban. But a soldier on Twitter is claiming that the official story is untrue, and has posted his version of the events that led to Bowe’s capture as I originally posted on my blog. Towards the end of his story,...
  • US soldier held captive by Taliban in Afghanistan for nearly five years freed

    05/31/2014 6:22:07 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2014 | Fox News
    He was picked up in eastern Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border, by a Navy SEAL team, composed of a few dozen men and supported by multiple helicopters and overhead drones, another Defense official said.
  • California Couple Finds $10M Buried Treasure in Back Yard

    02/25/2014 7:26:13 PM PST · by shove_it · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 25 Feb 2014 | Dina Abou Salem
    A California couple spotted the edge of an old can on a path they had hiked many times before. Poking at the can was the first step in uncovering a buried treasure of rare coins estimated to be worth $10 million. "It was like finding a hot potato," the couple told coin expert Dr. Don Kagan from Kagin's, Inc. The couple hired the president of Kagin's, Inc. and Holabird-Kagin Americana, a western Americana dealer and auctioneer, to represent them. "Since 1981, people have been coming to us with one or two coins they find worth a few thousand dollars,...
  • Let's finish this FReepathon and get on to discussing and working on the coming election

    02/23/2014 10:05:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    February 24, 2014 | 2ndDivisionVet
    Everyone please send whatever you are able to, whether it is $10, $100 or $1,000+. The Left loves to see these go on and on. Better for us to just help with what we can. Maybe you can donate as a memorial for a lost loved one, a friend, a servicemember who never made it home or was disabled defending our country or another hero. Perhaps you'd like to give to keep free discussion alive and to show them that we're not knuckling under. I'm sure a well thought out or prayerful meditation will lead you to see the need...
  • I am Sending 20.14 to SarahPac on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014.

    02/10/2014 9:16:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    A Time For Choosing blog ^ | February 10, 2014 | Isabel Matos
    Happy Birthday Sarah! 50 candles for 50 stars of the American flag! We salute you today like we do every day, but may it be an extra special day for you tomorrow. May your day be filled with blessings from your family and closest friends. And may that family and circle which is your base grow by leaps and bounds.. You are already making the world a smaller place by making our community and political family bigger each day. Our small but potent army and loyal base will turn to millions more who will see your countless qualities, humility and...
  • Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson to Attend Obama's SOTU

    01/28/2014 1:38:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 28, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The guest list for tonight's State of the Union Address just keeps getting better and more conservative. Last week we learned Sean Hannity will be attending as a guest of Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert and today Louisiana Rep. Van McAllister confirmed Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson will attend as his guest for the big speech. Vance McAllister âś” @RepMcAllister I'm happy to announce that my friend, constituent & small business owner @williebosshog will be attending tonight's #SOTU as my guest. 11:07 AM - 28 Jan 2014 62 Retweets 30 favorites Only problem? I don't think they allow duck calls in...
  • Vanity

    01/02/2014 5:27:58 PM PST · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 27 replies
    Me | 1/2/14 | Foundahardheadedwoman
    Donate for KY. I got us in the top ten. Can't do it all by myself and we are ahead of Tenn.