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  • Florida lost more than $45 million after tolls suspended during Hurricane Irma.

    10/10/2017 12:32:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Orlando Weekly ^ | September 23, 2017 | Jim Turner, the News Service of Florida
    More than $45 million in revenue is believed to have been lost when the state suspended highway toll collections to help speed evacuations and relief efforts for Hurricane Irma, Florida's Turnpike system estimates. However, the estimated $3 million-a-day impact is not expected to hinder operations of the system or ongoing work programs, “as impacts such as toll suspensions due to a hurricane are taken into consideration during the annual budgeting process,” turnpike spokesman Chad Huff said in an email Friday. Funding 404 full-time positions, the turnpike system is budgeted at $1.57 billion for the current fiscal year, which began July...
  • Free Book! [Vanity]

    09/15/2017 5:32:54 AM PDT · by Politically Correct · 17 replies
    Self | 15 Sept. 2017 | Politically Correct
    Morning Freepers. Finished writing and publishing a book for the Kindle in the Fantasy genre.Pursued: A Modern Christian Fantasy It’s free this weekend. Today (Sept. 15) through Sunday (Sept. 17). Here’s the cover blurb. It started with dreams. Dreams so real they scared her. Dreams where something dangerous was pursuing her. Dreams that suddenly collide most uncomfortably with reality. Elise Franklin is a young college student with a seemingly normal life until she meets a most unusual Navajo Indian on the reservation near Shiprock, New Mexico. Now her world is rapidly spinning out of control. She is pushed into more...
  • ‘Free college’ is a new rallying cry in California

    09/05/2017 7:42:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 5, 2017 | by ALEXEI KOSEFF
    Concern over soaring tuition rates and ballooning student debt has propelled a rapidly expanding campaign for free public higher education at the local, state and even national level. In California, lawmakers, gubernatorial candidates and education advocates are among those pushing for ways to get rid of fees and other costs for some students. Some higher education experts noted that California already has arguably the most generous financial aid system in the country. It spends more than $2 billion annually on programs such as the Cal Grant, which covers up to four years of tuition at UC and CSU for low-...
  • Free Republic - Slow again

    07/27/2017 9:50:48 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    self | 7-27-17
    What's up with FR?
  • Ancient Trove of Sore Loserman Bumper Stickers Unearthed!!

    07/21/2017 10:03:59 AM PDT · by Technocrat · 32 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 7/21/2017 | Technocrat
    While organizing my basement a few weeks ago, I discovered an incredible trove of Sore Loserman bumper stickers, almost 200 of them, which are not doing any good at all in my basement. They are very much like the white version at the link. So starting now, for every $30 contributed to Free Republic, the contributor will qualify to have their very own piece of history mailed directly to their domicile. All you have to do is freepmail me your address and the link to where you brag about your new acquisition and associated contribution in the fundraiser thread. So...
  • Saturday Snickers

    07/15/2017 5:51:54 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 30 replies
    email friends | 7/15/2017 | unknown
    A good old Alabama boy won a bass boat in a raffle drawing. He brought it home and his wife looks at him and says, "What you gonna do with that. There ain't no water deep enough to float a boat within 100 miles of here." He says, "I won it and I'm a-gonna keep it." His brother came over to visit several days later. He sees the wife and asks where his brother is. She says, "He's out there in his bass boat", pointing to the field behind the house. The brother heads out behind the house and sees...
  • When there's no school lunches, food vans help fill the gap

    06/04/2017 4:50:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | June 4, 2017 | Allison Colburn
    Operation Food Search is launching an expanded summer program this week, providing free meals to children under the age of 18 who would normally eat breakfast and lunch at school. Some of the meals will come from food truck-like vans. Starting Monday and continuing through Aug. 11, program leaders plan to distribute more than 100,000 meals to hungry children in St. Louis and St. Louis County, exceeding last year’s record. The summer program, now in its sixth year, has grown from providing 5,000 meals in 2012, Executive Director Sunny Schaefer said....
  • Best Free Sites to Legally Stream Movies

    04/20/2017 9:18:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Make Tech Easier ^ | 4/20/17 | Ryan Lynch
    It’s no secret that the future of entertainment is streaming, and the future is now. After the meteoric success of Netflix, virtually every content provider on the planet was eager to get in on the streaming game. For many, the arrival of streaming services meant finally ditching their cable companies and their astronomical bills. Unfortunately, would-be cord cutters found that Internet streaming could still be costly. With Amazon, Hulu, HBO, SlingTV and countless others all throwing their hats into the ring, subscription fees can add up quickly.In addition to these paid options, there are a plethora of subscription-free websites that...
  • Woman freed from ISIS captivity wants to join YPJ (Kurd female military)

    04/19/2017 5:38:18 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    ANF News (English) ^ | Wednesday, 19 Apr 2017, 11:43 | HEYSEM MISLIM
    Fatma Ĺžerif from Raqqa, freed from ISIS who used her as a slave for three years, wants to take up arms and join YPJ ranks now. All those freed from ISIS captivity has a story, mostly a painful one. Fatma Eli Ĺžerif is one of those women. Fatma Eli Ĺžerif, mother of three, is a woman from Raqqa. Her husband lost his life 8 years ago. She has been struggling to save her children from ISIS over the past one year. During the latest SDF offensive in the region, the woman and her children have been freed from ISIS. Speaking...
  • Obama pledges $7 billion to upgrade power in Africa

    01/23/2017 6:32:04 PM PST · by vannrox · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 0044 GMT (0844 HKT) July 1, 2013 | By Faith Karimi and Matt Smith, CNN
    U.S. President Barack Obama pledged $7 billion Sunday to help combat frequent power blackouts in sub-Saharan Africa. Funds from the initiative, dubbed Power Africa, will be distributed over the next five years. Obama made the announcement during his trip to South Africa, the continent's biggest economy. "Access to electricity is fundamental to opportunity in this age. It's the light that children study by, the energy that allows an idea to be transformed into a real business. It's the lifeline for families to meet their most basic needs, and it's the connection that's needed to plug Africa into the grid of...
  • Investors Bolt Mexico as Peso Enters Free Fall

    01/13/2017 12:19:10 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 45 replies
    Morningstar ^ | 1/11/17 | Ira Iosebashvili and Robbie Whelan
    Global investors are fleeing Mexico's financial markets, sending the peso to record lows on mounting concerns that Donald Trump's trade policy could end the country's privileged status among developing countries. The peso tumbled 2% on Tuesday to another all-time low against the dollar, frustrating Mexican central-bank efforts to slow the currency's decline. Bank officials said Tuesday that they spent $2 billion last week to prop up the peso, which has weakened nearly 16% against the dollar since the U.S. election.
  • Twenty-Two Guantanamo Detainees To Be Freed Within Days As Obama Plans Mass Transfer Of Fanatics

    01/05/2017 2:51:09 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 01/05/17 | Alana Goodman
    President Obama is planning to transfer at least 22 additional Guantanamo Bay detainees out of the military detention center before he leaves office later this month, DailyMail.com has learned. The group being released will be drawn from those held at Guantanamo - who include an accused senior al Qaeda bomb-maker, the terror group's top financial manager, and two intended 9/11 hijackers, who have all been held in the Cuba-based U.S. detention facility for more than a decade. According to a military source briefed on the process, 22 detainees are being prepared for transfer out of the camp, also known as...
  • Cuomo unveils plan to give free tuition to college students ...<tr>

    01/03/2017 11:26:42 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3 January 2017 | Chelsia Rose Marcius
    Full title: Cuomo unveils plan to give free tuition to college students from families earning less than $125G a year. “College is a mandatory step if you really want to be a success,” Cuomo said during an appearance at LaGuardia Community College. “And the way this society said we are going to pay for high school because you need high school, this society should say we're going to pay for college because you need college to be successful.”
  • Donald Trump says U.S. doesn't make TVs anymore

    12/16/2016 6:58:35 PM PST · by central_va · 123 replies
    Politifact.com ^ | 3/14/16 | W. Fiske
    We have re-rated the statement as True and removed the older report from Trump's Truth-O-Meter record. TRUE
  • The Silent Economic War Being Waged Against America

    12/16/2016 8:49:07 AM PST · by central_va · 58 replies
    Economy In Crises ^ | 7/31/16 | George Barlow
    “Free trade” means uncontrolled, unrestricted access to our economy for foreign-made goods, tariff- and duty-free. These goods are made at wages of $4 per hour or less. We cannot compete with these wages, so we are forced to outsource nearly all of our manufacturing, sell-out to foreign interests, or simply go bankrupt.
  • The Consequences of Defeat in an Economic War

    12/16/2016 8:35:08 AM PST · by central_va · 24 replies
    Economy In Crisis ^ | August 31, 2016 | George Barlow
    America must stop thinking that protecting our economy is a bad thing. Protectionism, through appropriate and applicable tariffs could save our jobs, homes and economy. But, as long as we keep apologizing for doing what we must, we will not be able to rejuvenate our economy. We will keep begging for whatever jobs foreigners are willing to throw at us. Is this what we want to be – a nation of beggars? We need to be a proud nation, a strong nation once again and re-instate needed tariffs to protect and rebuild our economy.
  • Europe: Let's End Free Speech [Thoughtcrime]

    11/22/2016 8:39:29 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Europe Israel News ^ | 11/18/2016 | Zvi Lando
    Are European Countries Now Police States? According to New Europe, in Leeuwarden, "about twenty opponents of the plans [to establish asylum centers] in the region received police visits at home." In other words, the Netherlands are engaging in state censorship, thereby raising the question: Is the Netherlands now a police state? In the town of Sliedrecht, police came to Mark Jongeneel's office and told him that he tweeted "too much" and that he should "watch his tone": his tweets "may seem seditious". His offense? One tweet said: "The College of #Sliedrecht comes up with a proposal to take 250 refugees...
  • The Republican Party still has an identity crises.

    11/13/2016 9:53:15 AM PST · by central_va · 19 replies
    free republic ^ | 11/13/16 | self
    The election of Donald Trump proved beyond any doubt that the globalist Free Trader faction that dominates the upper echelons of the Republican Party, "Conservative" talk radio and Fox represents just a minuscule fraction of the Republican Party rank and file. The Republican party has a new ally in the the so called "Reagan Democrat". Without them Trump's would have never won on Tuesday and I am grateful for them. There is still a long term problem for the Republican Party however. The Republican Party, historically the protectionist party, could lose that legion of "Rust Belt" voters if they hang...
  • Free Trade vs. the Republican Party

    11/13/2016 6:32:49 AM PST · by central_va · 37 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | May 2oth 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    In the 1895 “History of the Republican Party,” the authors declare, “the Republican Party … is the party of protection … that carries the banner of protection proudly.” Under protectionist policies from 1865 to 1900, U.S. debt was cut by two-thirds. Customs duties provided 58 percent of revenue. Save for President Cleveland’s 2 percent tax, which was declared unconstitutional, there was no income tax. Commodity prices fell 58 percent. Real wages, despite a doubling of the population, rose 53 percent. Growth in GDP averaged over 4 percent a year. Industrial production rose almost 5 percent a year.
  • No, protestors, you are not entitled to free education

    11/13/2016 12:05:08 AM PST · by vannrox · 18 replies
    http://sovereignman.com/ ^ | 11NOV16 | Simon Black
    November 11, 2016 Dallas, Texas, USA Bleary-eyed from the 16+ hour flight from Asia, I checked my phone last night once the plane landed to find that riots have broken out across the Land of the Free. It was enough to wake me from my jet lag. All the televisions in the airport terminal were showing footage of the chaos along with occasional interviews with some of the protestors. Naturally there was outcry against racism, sexism, violence, and all the usual anti-Trump arguments. (Which I found ironic given this video of a Trump voter being viciously beaten in Chicago.) But...