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  • DUMP FIREFOX... or at Least Hit 'em Where it Hurts!

    04/09/2014 8:20:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 47 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    If disposing of a CEO for donating to an unfashionable political cause didn't repulse you enough to keep from using the (overrated imho) Firefox web browser, perhaps their online POLITICAL censorship will... or maybe you don't mind being told what you can read, either. Mozilla Firefox users this week were finding articles pertaining to imploding 'progressive' WH causes/initiatives ('gender equality', 'war on women') blocked and substituted by leftist propaganda... American Thinker: Nanny Firefox posted a political opinion on my screen before allowing me to proceed to read the article. This message didn’t appear when I accessed a second article which met with...
  • Durbin Criticizes Free Enterprise: ´Created Unfairness and Injustice´

    04/01/2014 2:09:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 4/1/14 | Susan Jones
    In a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said free enterprise isn´t always best. Government must step in. "The free enterprise system is a strong system," he said, but it "created unfairness and injustice when it came to health care, which we are addressing with this Affordable Care Act." In passing that law, Durbin said Democrats "rejected the free enterprise approach to health care and said let´s have something that basically respects families." He also criticized Republicans for embracing free enterprise: "Let me tell you a free enterprise idea when it came to health care. Before
  • Sandy Hook: Whole City Got FREE Houses!

    03/17/2014 11:47:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/16/14 | LogicBeforeAuthority
    Video at link. Almost all the mortgages bought out the same day: 12/25/2009.
  • Harvard writer: Free speech threatens liberalism and must be destroyed

    02/24/2014 2:39:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 84 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/23/14 | Robby Soave
    If this Harvard University student got her way, free speech on campus would be abolished and professors with dissenting views fired, because radical leftism is the only permissible political philosophy and the First Amendment is a barrier preventing modern colleges from fulfilling their proper role as indoctrination camps. Her name is Sandra Korn. She is a senior at Harvard and columnist for the Harvard Crimson. In a recent column, Korn unambiguously insisted that the university should stop guaranteeing professors and students the right to hold controversial views and pursue research that challenges liberalism.
  • Cradle-to-grave debt load leaves no Chicagoan free

    02/16/2014 7:09:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/14/14 | Tim Jones
    CHICAGO — This is now the city of big debt, where each of Chicago's 2.7 million residents — from infants in diapers to senior citizens on fixed incomes — is on the hook for about $20,000 in long-term pension promises and bond obligations. Like the relentless snow clogging the city's streets, it just keeps piling up. Chicago isn't bankrupt Detroit, junk-status Puerto Rico or New York at the brink of insolvency in 1975. Yet the city of gleaming skyscrapers along Lake Michigan's shore tripled its debt load from 2002 to 2012, as it ignored annual pension payments and borrowed for...
  • Student 'humiliated' when denied school lunch

    02/13/2014 8:14:36 AM PST · by cornfedcowboy · 92 replies
    KKCI news channel 8 ^ | Feb 13,2014 | Laura Nichols
    NORWALK, Iowa —A Norwalk 8th grader said she was humiliated Wednesday when she was denied a school lunch because there wasn't enough money in her account. snip “I was really embarrassed when I walked out of there, and then my friend she looked at me and she's like 'Where is your lunch tray?' I'm like 'They didn't give it to me,'” said Gillian Richardson. Gillian’s mother, Pam Richardson, said her family has enough money to pay for her daughter's school lunches, but didn't get a notification from the school that the balance was negative. “The policy of taking lunches away...
  • I need help

    02/01/2014 9:00:35 PM PST · by peacelover81 · 16 replies
    2/1/2014 | anna disisto
    I need help on finding free records of my grandfather who fought in world war 2 and the Korean war.
  • Chick-fil-A gives free food to motorists stranded in Southern snowstorm

    01/29/2014 12:51:54 PM PST · by Liz · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/29/14 | TODD STARNES
    Motorists stranded on Highway 280, Birmingham, Ala, found food and shelter thanks to the kindness and generosity of Chick-fil-A owner, Mark Meadows. Founded by a Christian family, it’s no secret that the business is run on biblical values. Once Chick-Fil-a determined that stranded drivers, stuck in their cars for nearly seven hours, went without food or water, the Chick-fil-A staff went into action, cooking several hundred sandwiches then braving the icy storm to hand out the sandwiches. Chick-Fil-a staffers braved the falling snow and ice, slipping and sliding, as they offered their famous hot juicy chicken breasts tucked between two...
  • Popular Communications: free download of November and December 2013 issues

    01/12/2014 11:06:50 AM PST · by virgil283 · 2 replies
    swling.com ^ | 11 Jan 2014 | thomas
    “Anyone, subscriber or not, can get a free copy of the November and December Popular Communications to download as a PDF on the Popular Communications site.“ Simply go to the Popular Communications website to download your copies (download by clicking on the November and December front covers)...." .....;
  • Freeper novel free today on Amazon.com

    01/10/2014 10:51:34 AM PST · by Gen.Blather · 58 replies
    Self ^ | 1/10/2014 | Bern Pearson
    My novel “The Minor God,” by Bern Pearson, is free today on Amazon.com. It is fantasy, but its basis is conservative. So many writers use some liberal progressive meme like anthropomorphic global warming or a future without money as everybody works for enlightenment or self-actualization. (I found it hard to watch the later Star Trek episodes and movies for that reason.) This is about a young man who discovers that everything he ever believed is false. Suddenly, there's a price on his head and he has nowhere to go and no one to turn to. To make matters worse, he's...
  • Obama To Americans: You Don't Deserve To Be Free

    01/01/2014 1:08:28 PM PST · by Baynative · 52 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/31/13 | Harry Binswanger
    President Obama’s Kansas speech is a remarkable document. In calling for more government controls, more taxation, more collectivism, he has two paragraphs that give the show away. Take a look at them.
  • Georgia pushes monthly fee for Lifeline phones (free brings fraud)

    12/29/2013 2:12:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Dispatch ^ | 12/29/13 | Alan Blinder
    **SNIP** She is among the 15.3 million people in the United States who receive the Lifeline telephone service because they meet income guidelines or are enrolled in programs such as Medicaid or food stamps. But the fundamental feature of the program on which James relies — 250 minutes of free wireless service a month — is at the center of a legal battle linked to a new tactic to reduce fraud in the program. Alarmed by accounts of households that have more than one subsidized phone — a breach of federal guidelines — and other allegations of fraud, the Georgia...
  • Sebelius 'Urging' Insurers to Cover People Who Haven't Paid

    12/13/2013 8:58:52 AM PST · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/13/13 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Fearing that many people will think they have health insurance coverage when they do not, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is "urging" insurance companies to "give consumers additional time to pay their first month's premium and still have coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2014." Insurance companies should cover people who haven't yet paid, in other words. With just a few weeks to go until Obamacare takes full effect, Sebelius announced additional changes on Thursday, some that tell insurance companies how to run their business and others that "strongly" encourage insurance companies to waive their rules -- on...
  • Birth control for free with Obamacare? Most women didn't know (A perk!)

    11/21/2013 2:20:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Today ^ | 11/20/13 | Dan Mangan
    A majority of women are unaware that birth control is available for free from health insurance plans under Obamacare—even as the Supreme Court is likely to soon consider legal fights over that law. And while lack of awareness about the so-called "contraception mandate" might reflect overall, widespread confusion about Obamacare's details, an expert who has been following the issue said it also reflects the fact that pharmaceutical companies aren't advertising that their contraceptives could be effectively obtained free by many women.
  • White House 'sorry' for woman held up as ACA success ("Free" wasn't so free)

    11/19/2013 2:04:16 PM PST · by tobyhill · 70 replies
    politico ^ | 11/19/2013 | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    The White House is "as sorry as we can be" that a Washington state woman held up as an example of the success of the Affordable Care Act marketplaces appears to be falling through the cracks, press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday. In mid-October, President Obama cited single mother Jessica Sanford as an exchange success story after she wrote to him after being able to sign up for insurance in early October. She's since learned that her state's system miscalculated her tax credit and that her out-of-pocket costs will be substantially higher than expected.
  • Are Liberals Afraid To Be Free?

    10/25/2013 9:40:36 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 31 replies
    10/25/2013 | MosesKnows
    Are Liberals Afraid to Be Free? Something in the 3rd week’s Q & A session of Hillsdale College’s Economy 101 Online Course caused a new thought about Liberals. Why Liberals are willing to give up on the Constitution has always puzzled me. For years, I’ve believed that correctly informed Liberals would abandon their progressive agendas in favor of constitutional government. Part of my reason for believing this is that I observe many people who were once Liberal and are now Conservatives but rarely see a Conservative who is now Liberal. Dr. Gary Wolfram offered an interesting perspective while discussing how...
  • Shelves in Two Lousiana Walmarts Cleared When Welfare Recipients Thought They Were Getting Free Food

    10/14/2013 10:29:37 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 217 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 14, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd confirms they were called in to help the employees at Walmart because there were so many people clearing off the shelves. He says Walmart was so packed, “It was worse than any black Friday” that he’s ever seen. Lynd explained the cards weren’t showing limits and they called corporate Walmart, whose spokesman said to let the people use the cards anyway. From 7 to 9 p.m., people were loading up their carts, but when the cards began showing limits again around 9, one woman was detained because she rang up a bill of $700.00 and...
  • London hospitals are at breaking point, chief says

    10/13/2013 8:36:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Press TV ^ | October 13, 2013
    Andy Mitchell, medical director for National Health Service (NHS) England in London said, “At times, throughout the week, even throughout the day, services aren’t safe”. Mitchell’s admission comes after the NHS Confederation said the service will soon be “unsustainable” if radical reforms are not presented before the next general election. The top health officials said the NHS is currently facing "the most challenging period in its 65-year existence,” and that the service might not be able to provide free health care for all patients any more. “Demand continues to rise, drugs cost more, and NHS inflation is higher than general...
  • Dr. Drew Pinsky: Obama Voters Don't Want Free Health Care If They Have to Pay for It

    10/02/2013 1:42:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10/02/13 | The Maha
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Dr. Drew Pinsky was on Anderson Cooper 222 last night. Anderson Cooper said to Drew Pinsky, "I don't know all the details of what exactly is covered. It's an incredibly confusing thing. I spent all day reading about it." This is about Obamacare. Drew Pinsky talked about the people he treats and deals with and what they think about it. PINSKY: There's a really another interesting layer to this that people aren't talking about. Today, I often spend a lot of my time finding resources for people who don't have insurance. So today I had three calls....
  • An Introduction to Free Republic

    09/26/2013 12:58:03 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 69 replies
    9/26/2013 | MosesKnows
    An Introduction to Free Republic First, Free Republic’s Web site is located here Free Republic. Free Republic presents itself as the premier online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism. Let’s look around. I see some areas in the left and right borders. On the left are : Alliances Resource Links Media Links Legal Groups Political Links Government Links Military Links Now that’s impressive. Easy access to informative Web sites on a wide scale. Except for Alliances the groups are self-explanatory. I have been to Alamo-Girl.com and found an outstanding resource on an amazing array of topics. On the right are...
  • Younger Workers Primarily Affected by Potential Email Privacy Invasion

    08/17/2013 8:34:49 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 3 replies
    MainStreet.com ^ | 8-16-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Should the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) compel employers to provide union organizers with the phone numbers and email addresses of employees they want to solicit for votes for a union?...
  • How Free Are You?

    08/15/2013 8:40:17 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 11 replies
    August 15, 2013 | MosesKnows
    How Free Are You I have always enjoyed the many quotes Peter McWilliams included in “Ain’t Nobody’s Business if You Do” The book examines the folly of consensual crimes. I was researching a particular quote regarding freedom the other day when I heard of the NAACP insistence that the Federal government penalize the state of Missouri because of the actions of a rodeo clown. The quote I researched was : The real freedom of any individual can always be measured by the amount of responsibility which he must assume for his own welfare and security. ROBERT WELCH However, in the...
  • RUSH: Giving up citizenship -which nation is the New America?

    08/12/2013 10:42:33 AM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 114 replies
    Just listening to Rush He is discussing the increase in people giving up US citizenship. I have thought about this as have many in my family. But where to go? Is it really an option politically and financially? Which culture would be the best fit for an ex-American citizen? What kind of legal hassles would result? Please be specific as to why you feel the country you state is the "best" country to immigrate to; political/social atmosphere, wage, social mobility, entrepreneurial opportunities, etc.
  • Clarke schools opt out of new all-free school lunch program (GA)

    07/25/2013 8:33:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Online Athens ^ | July 25, 2013 | by Lee Shearer
    Clarke County public schools will take a pass on a new free-lunch-for-all federal program, at least for now. Under the “Healthy, Hunger-free Kids” act of 2010, school districts with high levels of students who qualify for free or reduced lunchroom prices can opt to offer free lunches to all students this year. The Clarke County School District easily qualifies. Since 2003, the percent of pupils in Clarke schools who qualify for free or reduced lunch has jumped from 64 percent in 2003 to 82 percent as of 2013. If Clarke entered the all-free-lunch program, schools and parents would no longer...
  • Free novel from a Freeper

    07/11/2013 2:56:06 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 26 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 7/11/2013 | Bern Pearson
    Hello Freepers. I’ve put a novel on Amazon.com and, if I’ve done it properly this time, it’s free through Saturday. It is fantasy and humor. I’d be grateful if you’d write something kind in the comments area. http://amzn.to/12doAeu (You can Google an app for your PC if you don’t have a Kindle or eBook, or, unlike my other novels, this one is short enough to print.) Your help is greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Bern
  • Where do I turn to for help in deleting my account

    07/10/2013 1:59:57 AM PDT · by dswyndon · 78 replies
    July 10 2013 | self
    I'm needing a bit of advice here and hoping someone could possibly answer my question. I want to delete my account and need to know what the procedure is . Thanks!
  • Are freeloaders helpful or hurtful to open source communities?

    06/26/2013 10:01:41 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 28 replies
    OpenSource.com ^ | 25 June 2013 | Stephen R. Walli
    Image by opensource.com Concerns are raised every once in a while in the broader free and open source software community about freeloaders. The attitude expressed is that if you're getting the benefit of FOSS, you should contribute. Building a business on a FOSS project you don't own, whether you're providing a service or product around a FOSS project should in return garner some sort of quid pro quo. In reality, freeloaders are desirable. I think we need to look through the other end of the telescope. The people most often concerned about freeloaders and the free ride are actually the ones...
  • Governor signs bills in Palmer (Alaska now has Stand Your Ground Law)

    06/21/2013 9:23:37 AM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 6 replies
    The Frontiersman ^ | June 21,2013 | Staff
    PALMER — The Valley was picked as the location for the signing of several pieces of legislation Thursday. Gov. Sean Parnell, along with Sens. Charlie Huggins (R-Wasilla), Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage) and Mike Dunleavy (R-Mat-Su Valley), were among those present at a signing ceremony at the Matanuska Valley Sportsmen Shooting Range. Included in the signing ceremony: • House Bill 24, which adds Alaska to the list of states with so-called “stand-your-ground” laws; • House Bill 69, which says any federal laws that violate the Second Amendment are unenforceable in Alaska; • House Bill 83, which clarifies that a federal statute, regulation...
  • Free Beacon Targeted In Hack Attack Malware inflicted in coordinated attack on conservative sites

    06/11/2013 5:57:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/11/13 | Adam Kredo
    The Washington Free Beacon yesterday became the latest victim in a wave of cyber attacks targeting conservative news outlets. The Beacon, in what appears to be a coordinated assault, joined National Journal and radio station WTOP as a target after certain articles were featured on the Drudge Report, one of the most heavily trafficked and influential sites in the world. The Drudge Report itself has not been infiltrated. “There seems to be this concerted effort by this cyber criminal to take over news sites,” said Steve Ward, vice president of Invincea, the Internet security company that first identified the Free...
  • Get a new flag free, for a worn flag Local business celebrates National Flag Week

    06/09/2013 6:49:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | STAFF| Herald/Review
    Prestige Assisted Living at Sierra Vista celebrates National Flag Week with an opportunity for local residents to exchange worn-out U.S. flags for new flags, free of charge, beginning June 10. Prestige invites the community to stop by and receive a brand-new American flag in exchange for worn-out or used flags throughout the week. The flag exchange is limited to the supply of flags at each location, and reservations are encouraged. To properly dispose of worn flags, Prestige has partnered with the American Legion for a ceremonial disposal of the retired flags at a later date. Funds raised through donations for...
  • VILLAGE VOICE ENDTIMES

    05/26/2013 8:05:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Yes Weekly ^ | 5/22/13 | Alex Ashe
    If these aren’t the end times, I fear what those might look like. The country’s pioneering alt-weekly, New York City’s Village Voice, has experienced sharp decreases in ad revenue, circulation and staff in recent years. As the paper continues efforts to keep its head above water, a turnoverfilled May has perhaps sounded the paper’s figurative demise, suggesting that its literal end may come sooner than later. On May 9, the Voice’s parent company, Voice Media Group, informed editors of its plan to restructure the paper, which involved further staff cuts. Upon hearing the plans, Editor in Chief Will Bourne and...
  • [Flashback]The 47% Speaks: She's Voting for Obama Because He Gave Her a Free Phone

    05/18/2013 5:24:56 AM PDT · by Son House · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh News ^ | September 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let's go back to the Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorites, the archives. Here's Ken Rogulski, our man in Detroit at WJR, our blowtorch affiliate there. In October 2009, people were in line for money from Obama's stimulus, and Ken Rogulski went out and talked to 'em. ROGULSKI: Why are you here? WOMAN #1: To get some money. ROGULSKI: What kind of money? WOMAN #1: Obama money. ROGULSKI: Where's it coming from? WOMAN #1: Obama. ROGULSKI: And where did Obama get it? WOMAN #1: I don't know, his stash. I don't know. (laughter) I don't know where he got it from,...
  • St. Paul Union Depot to celebrate 'National Train Day' on Saturday

    05/08/2013 5:00:26 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-8-13 | fred melo
    Historian John Diers, author of the new book "St. Paul Union Depot," will be among the train enthusiasts who will welcome visitors to the Union Depot on Saturday, May 11. The newly refurbished Lowertown depot, which is expected to provide Amtrak passenger service by the end of the year, is celebrating Amtrak's "National Train Day" with free family activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Diers, who will deliver a presentation, will have copies of his book for sale. The Radio Disney road crew, a vintage bluegrass railroad band led by Cannonball Paul, storeowner Choo Choo Bob and the St....
  • Researcher: Men in kilts swing free, have happier sperm

    04/26/2013 8:41:08 PM PDT · by oxcart · 110 replies
    bodyodd.nbcnews.com ^ | April 26, 2013 | Brian Alexander
    You might credit the legendary Scottish male virility of past time to single malt whiskey, or the sometimes brutal weather, or the fact that haggis is the national dish, but a Dutch researcher is proposing another answer: It was the kilts. Kilts, worn as they were meant to be worn, without underwear, lets our laddies swing freely in the breeze, creating, according to researcher Erwin Kompanje, the “ideal physiological scrotal environment.” Exposed to the bracing Highland coolness, testicles will make robust sperm. The modern man’s “scrotal environment” is pretty confined these days, what with underwear and pants that hold our...
  • Tale of Two Supermarkets: Why Fresh & Easy Flopped and Fairway Flies High

    04/23/2013 6:13:21 AM PDT · by Accessible Pudding · 2 replies
    TIME Business and Money ^ | 04-18-2013 | Brad Tuttle
    Every Fresh & Easy has been in the western U.S. Tesco seemed to want to avoid battling for customers with Walmart in its Midwest heartland, and also skipped over the East Coast, which is dense with shoppers and supermarkets alike. Instead, the approach was to primarily target neighborhood “food deserts,” which were sometimes in the literal deserts of Arizona, California, and Nevada.
  • New Commercial Features Illegal Aliens Asking For ‘Affordable Healthcare’

    03/19/2013 10:06:17 AM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-19-2013 | John Hill
    Let me think about that....NO!A new ad campaign has been launched to extend medical coverage to illegal aliens in the state of California. The California Endowment, a private foundation that advocates for affordable healthcare, wants county-run Medicaid expansion programs called Low-Income Health Programs to be "retooled" to provide insurance for this population - well over 1 million people! Just what the people of California need, right? First they cut tuition assistance for citizen students by $1.2 billion. Then they made illegal aliens eligible for in-state tuition and financial aid, with AB131 - signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Then tuition assistance was...
  • US, Japan agree to negotiation on free trade agreement

    02/23/2013 7:55:10 AM PST · by SeminoleCounty
    Gulf News (via Reuters) ^ | February 23, 2013 | Staff
    Washington: The United States and Japan on Friday agreed on language aimed at giving Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe political cover to bring the world’s third-largest economy into negotiations on a US-led free trade agreement in the Asia Pacific region. In a carefully worded statement following Abe’s meeting with President Barack Obama, the two countries reaffirmed that “all goods would subject to negotiation” if Japan joins the talks with the United States and 10 other countries. At the same time, the statement leaves open a possible outcome to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, talks where the Japan could still protect...
  • The Greek food brawl: Hundreds fight each other for free vegetables on the streets of Athens

    02/06/2013 7:11:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/6/13 | Sara Malm
    Hundreds of people were fighting eachother on the streets of Athens during a food giveaway, prompting an outcry over the growing desperation created by economic crisis. Farmers protesting against government cuts gave away 50 tonnes of free vegetables and fruit in the Greek capital earlier today, causing chaos in the streets as impoverished and hungry people elbowed their way to the stalls. Startling images of Greeks struggling to seize bags of tomatoes and leeks thrown from a truck outside the Agriculture Ministry have sparked further debate about poverty in the debt-ridden nation. ‘These images make me angry.
  • Gun group says active killer events quadrupled after Gun Free School Zones Act

    12/28/2012 1:20:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/28/12 | David Codrea
    A graph prepared by an author and member of the state gun rights group Georgia Carry.org notes a marked increase in active killer events in spite of federal laws intended to help curb such incidents. GCO research staffer Michael Menkus, previously brought to the attention of Gun Rights Examiner readers as the author of “Guns Good Bans Bad - An Analysis of U.S. Department of Justice 2010 Crime Statistics,” recently completed a chart that demonstrates a quadrupling of these events (see photo accompanying this column). “Along with studying how changes in carry laws change crime rates, I also study Active...
  • The “right” to healthcare does not require a doctor to work for free

    11/25/2012 4:12:14 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 65 replies
    Med City News ^ | 11-23-12 | Kevin Smith MD
    After the election, a lot of people are excited that they can now get healthcare. Or maybe not quite yet, but by 2014, when ObamaCare is fully implemented. The only problem is that healthcare is not like an Obama phone. The phones are all made by a standard process in a factory, probably in China, and they usually work. You can use them to call a healthcare provider. But you usually get the ’if this is an emergency, hang up and dial 911,’ followed by the phone menu. How will this change with ObamaCare? Doesn’t that give you a right...
  • LAND OF THE FREE, HOME OF THE BRAVE? [a revised essay]

    11/10/2012 10:14:57 AM PST · by MrChips · 2 replies
    vanity | 11/10/2012 | MrChips
    Well, folks, in the wake of this disastrous election, the year 2012 cannot end too soon. But, as it winds down, it is incumbent upon us to ask just what kind of nation we have left, and from just what reservoir of fortitude and courage we conservatives can draw the strength to continue. As the shock of Tuesday night lingered into Wednesday, the depression I experienced reached depths I have rarely known, as did the sheer existential angst and fear, so evident, as well, in various conservative chat rooms and blogs that I visited. We were told so often that...
  • Team Obama Hands Out Free Pizza at Florida Early Voting Stations

    11/03/2012 8:38:28 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 101 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, November 3, 2012, | Jim Hoft
    Team Obama is giving away free pizza at Miami Dade County early voting location. Jordan Gehrke reported: “Asked the Obama supporter giving out free pizza at polls who she was with. She said nobody, then flashed Obama pin.” Meanwhile, in New York City they’re running out of water.
  • All-You-Can-Eat Food Forests: Coming to a City Near You

    10/14/2012 9:00:22 AM PDT · by Donkey Odious · 103 replies
    TakePart.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Megan Bedard
    Consider it a modern take on the legendary tale of Johnny Appleseed. Vancouver, B.C., has announced plans to plant 150,000 fruit and nut trees on city streets, in parks, and on city-owned lands in the next eight years, reports the Vancouver Sun. At the moment, the city has about 600 fruit and nut trees on city streets, and another 425 can be found in the city's parks, community gardens, and pocket orchards. "Street trees play an important role in helping Vancouver adapt to climate change, manage stormwater run-off, support biodiversity, and even provide food," Mayor Gregor Robertson said in a...
  • La Joya schools implement new controls for troubled free lunch program

    10/13/2012 6:43:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Monitor (TX) ^ | October 12, 2012 | By Andrew Kreighbaum
    La Joya school district officials have added new controls for the district’s free lunch program they say should help pass a state audit later this year. The district is in danger of losing federal funding for up to five years for the program after successive state reviews showed it was distributing an excessive number of free lunches. The Monitor reported in September the district is currently paying about $1.5 million out-of-pocket each month for its free breakfasts and lunches for low-income students. More than 90 percent of students at La Joya campuses rely on the program for free breakfasts and...
  • How to Get the Government to Cover Your Cell Phone

    09/27/2012 11:09:01 AM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 6 replies
    Time (Money Land) ^ | February 8, 2012 | Brad Ruttle
    Last year, a federal program paid out $1.6 billion to cover free cell phones and the monthly bills of 12.5 million wireless accounts. The program, overseen by the FCC and intended to help low-income Americans, is popular for obvious reasons, with participation rising steeply since 2008, when the government paid $772 million for phones and monthly bills. But observers complain that the program suffers from poor oversight, in which phones go to people who don’t qualify, and hundreds of thousands of those who do qualify have more than one phone.
  • Which presidential candidate has had the better of the debate about the economy? (FReep this poll)

    09/21/2012 5:51:24 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Which presidential candidate has had the better of the debate about the economy? Mitt Romney - 49% Barack Obama - 50% Other - 1% Total Votes: 8,859
  • Obama: Limited Gov't That Preserves Free Markets 'Doesn't Work. It Has Never Worked'

    09/03/2012 7:16:24 AM PDT · by Son House · 149 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In a speech delivered at Osawatomie High School in Osawatomie, Kansas, on Tuesday, President Barack Obama argued that while a limited government that preserves free markets "speaks to our rugged individualism" as Americans, such a system "doesn't work" and "has never worked" and that Americans must look to a more activist government that taxes more, spends more and regulates more if they want to preserve the middle class. "'[T]here is a certain crowd in Washington who, for the last few decades, have said, let’s respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune. 'The market will take care of...
  • Obama's Next Act: Repealing The First Admendment

    09/01/2012 11:04:11 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 11 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 9.1.12 | Dave Blount
    "In his first term, Obama raised the national debt by $5 trillion, seized control of the healthcare sector on behalf of the federal government, and seized control of General Motors on behalf of the tumor that has been killing it, the UAW. How could he top this in a second term? How about by officially repealing the First Amendment? President Barack Obama called for restrictions to be put on political speech during a Wednesday “Ask Me Anything (AMA)” session on the website Reddit, an Internet link-sharing community."
  • Milton Friedman - The Free Lunch Myth

    08/08/2012 6:11:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/8/12 | LibertyPen
    Milton Friedman explodes the myth that government can provide goods and services at no one's expense
  • Chick Fil A Opening in San Jose, CA

    08/03/2012 6:11:05 PM PDT · by Vendome · 49 replies
    Vanity | 07/03/2012 | Vendome
    I just met the owner of the newest Chick Fil A. His name is Will and couldn't be a nicer guy. He is planning a hard opening on August 23rd and looking forward to being a part of our community and playing a role in local charities. Let's all come out to support Will at his great restaurant weekend on August 23rd. In fact, let's all come out to eat together all weekend when he opens. Chick Fil A is located on North 1st street on the same parking lot as Five Guys.