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  • Idea! Let's fight each other! (vanity)

    03/09/2017 2:31:11 PM PST · by Az Joe · 26 replies
    Thinking back to those wonderful days last October when it looked like we might lose the POTUS, the SCOTUS and the SOTUS I think it appropriate now that we find, and fight about, any differences we have about the way forward. If, in the end, it looks like we can only get 75 or 80 or 90 or 99% of what we want then let's kill everyone, burn the place down and salt the earth where it was. Let's fight each other! And if no one will fight us then lets fight ourselves!!
  • America the Place vs. America the Idea [What kind of country do immigrants want America to become?]

    08/23/2015 5:57:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/23/2015 | Dan Joppich
    On NPR news last week there were two reports coming out of Greece that I had trouble reconciling. The first was Greece’s $85 billion bailout resulting in the Greek PM stepping down. Greece isn’t just broke, it’s broken. And yet, the second story was about immigrants risking death on the seas to leave Turkey and other places to come to Greece. Obviously they are leaving broken countries where they risk death and injury at the hands of their government on a daily basis, to take a boat ride risking death and injury on the high seas, to go to another...
  • Turn Off Your Heat: Living in a cold home will make you a healthier, stronger, better person

    01/25/2015 8:57:51 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 91 replies
    Slate ^ | 23JAN2015 | Reihan Salam
    My dearest wish is to one day have the pleasure of living in a small cabin in the frigid wilderness. There I will spend my nights covered in heavy wool blankets, eating smoked fish and dried fruit. Over time, my beard will grow to the point where I’ll be indistinguishable from a medium-sized woodland creature. The villagers I’ll come to know during my rare visits to town will call me “the wolfman,” not least because I will communicate solely by howling and scratching out messages with my clawlike fingernails. For now, I live in a big city, where such unconventional...
  • Natan Sharansky Exclusive: ‘European idea will die here and survive in Israel’

    01/09/2015 11:56:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    THE JEWISH CHRONICLE ONLINE ^ | July 24, 2014 | Natan Sharansky
    I believe we are seeing the beginning of the end of Jewish history in Europe. What makes the situation in Europe unique in history is the fact that Europe has become very intolerant of identities in a multicultural and post-nationalist environment. This new antisemitism is very connected to Israel — demonisation, delegitimisation and double-standards — and is now so deep in the core of European political and intellectual leaders that practically every Jew is being asked to choose between being loyal to Israel and loyal to Europe. That insecurity is due to Muslim immigration and the rise of the classical...
  • Coke's cool idea? Ice bottles

    07/10/2013 2:39:24 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 19 replies ^ | Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | George Mathis
    Beachgoers in South America can have a cold Coke and a smile, but unlike other consumers of the world's most popular soft drink, they can drink it directly from a bottle made entirely of ice. The Atlanta-based company says the “cold to the last drop” bottles "continue to make quite a splash in Colombia and throughout the advertising world." Indeed, the cool marketing ploy, began this year, has won Coca-Cola several awards. How does it work?
  • Why not show up at Obama and Democrat scare mongering town halls and laugh at them?

    02/27/2013 3:31:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    2/27/13 | sff
    I was watching Fox, they had video of the clown's fear mongering speech in Virginia yesterday.. I just thought how GREAT it would be if some thinking people, instead of protesting by shouting or holding up signs....just laugh. Laugh at their lies. Would it unnerve some of these liars?
  • Marco Rubio aka Water Boy

    02/14/2013 5:50:35 PM PST · by Vendome · 109 replies
    Vanity | 2/14/2013 | Vendome
    Freepers! Marco Rubio is just great and what a sense of humor. This is exactly how to respond to liberal hubris and their synthetic, hibrow, intellect. You need this water bottle if only to get Marco notice from now on. He is going to be Yuge and you need to support him.
  • Dumb Idea of the Day Courtesy of Ezra Klein

    05/18/2011 10:05:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | 5/18/11 | Donald R. McClarey
    Ezra Klein, the founder of journolist, proves yet again why whatever the Washington Post is paying him is much too much: Here’s your out-of-the-box policy idea for the day: America should implement weighted voting to make voting more objective and fair, and give the young more power, because the consequences of political decisions will affect them the longest.
  • A Complete List of Good Liberal Ideas

    02/04/2011 6:08:13 PM PST · by tysonbam · 20 replies
    Rancor News ^ | Feb. 4th, 2011 | Tyson Bam
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  • Terror in Paris: French capital on red alert

    10/02/2010 2:43:16 PM PDT · by Flavius · 15 replies
    this is london ^ | 01.10.10 | Peter Allen and Martin Bentham
    The usual horde of tourists queuing to climb the Eiffel Tower was missing. Instead, armed officers barred the way to the deserted monument as, earlier this week, Paris was gripped by the latest al Qaeda terror scare. Elsewhere, soldiers helped police to guard other potential targets in the French capital, ranging from the Arc de Triomphe and Louvre to the Gare du Nord, where hundreds of British visitors arrive daily on the Eurostar.
  • Face of autism too white? (School faces funding cut. Too many white kids are autistic)

    01/31/2010 11:31:06 AM PST · by Brugmansian · 28 replies · 1,135+ views
    The New Haven Register ^ | Sunday, January 31, 2010 | Brian McCready
    Amity Regional School District officials say it just doesn’t make sense: Why is the district being punished for having too many white autistic kids? And it’s the federal government’s punishment that is raising tempers — cutting the crucial funding used to educate the autistic students. It’s a thorny issue for all sides. When one racial group — black, white or otherwise — appears to be getting a disproportionate amount of special education funding, red flags go up at the federal Department of Education. But local educators said they are powerless to control the racial makeup of their community and who...
  • Face of Defense: Maintainer’s Idea Earns Big Bucks

    05/13/2009 4:44:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 337+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Staff Sgt. Rachel Martinez, USAF
    MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan, May 13, 2009 – A simple suggestion earned $10,000 for an engine maintainer here and saved the Air Force thousands more. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jerome Latham receives a $10,000 check from Air Force Col. Robert Craig, 35th Fighter Wing vice commander, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 27, 2009. Latham earned the reward for an idea that saves Air Force money and resources. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jamal Sutter   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jerome Latham, an engine craftsman with the 35th Maintenance Squadron, suggested...

    10/24/2008 7:58:04 AM PDT · by RayBob · 79 replies · 3,807+ views
    Raybob | 10/24/08 | Raybob
    I just got back from an invitation only event with Governor Palin in Pittsburgh, PA this morning. She was announcing the McCain Palin pollicy regarding special needs kids. They will fully fund the federal mandates of IDEA and work to improve programs for special needs kids. I got to meet her and shake her hand. I also got to see her in action... she was incredible with these special needs kids. She took time to talk to them, not just pose for a quick pic and move on. I laft after about 45 minutes after she ended her speech and...
  • Face of Defense: Squad Leader’s Idea Helps Afghan Police

    02/19/2008 3:31:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 46+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Spc. Nathan W. Hutchison, USA
    FIREBASE NAWA, Afghanistan, Feb. 19, 2008 – Police and other law enforcement officers in the United States are regarded as well-trained professionals and role models by the public. Army Sgt. Ronald K. Burke, a squad leader for 3rd Platoon, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, practices clearing rooms with fellow noncommissioned officers before going through the training with his soldiers and Afghan National Police officers in Nawa, Afghanistan. Photo by Spc. Nathan W. Hutchison, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Sgt. Ronald K. Burke, a squad leader for...
  • Could This Be Possible?

    02/06/2008 2:04:10 AM PST · by plewis1250 · 313 replies · 605+ views
    Peter N. Lewis
    Okay, so this evening was like a glass of cold water hitting me in the face. The GOP is on its way to nominating McCain as our Presidential candidate. If this happens, I WILL NOT vote Republican this Presidential election. Here is my question, could Huckabee or Romney drop out, and endorse the other candidate, and request their delegates to join them in that support? Could a VP promise from either of these men, with egos set aside, save the conservative vote? I am willing to vote for EITHER of those two men for POTUS, and am willing to bet...
  • Holiday Shopping: Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is (vanity)

    11/23/2007 3:44:32 PM PST · by Lexinom · 104 replies · 368+ views
    <self> | 11/23/2007 | <self>
    Holiday Shopping: Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah FRiends! This is the time of year that is special because is engenders the spirit of giving and selflessness of its sacred origins. Each of us, in his or her own way, has a special place in our heart for this joyful time. As we put others' needs and desires first, as we look forward to the expression of surprise and delight on our loved ones' faces as they receive our gifts, as we peruse the ailes, let us consider the economic import of our duty. Some...
  • Concept Perfected in Iraq, Afghanistan Used Along U.S. Border

    12/01/2006 5:03:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 458+ views
    DEMING, N.M., Dec. 1, 2006 -- The National Guard Bureau chief got a look this week at how the forward operating base concept used for U.S. military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world can work for domestic missions, too. Forward Operating Base Border Wolf in Deming, N.M., offers a support base for National Guard troops supporting Operation Jump Start without overtaxing the local community. Photo by Sgt. Jim Greenhill, USA  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum toured Forward Operating Base Border Wolf, a new support base within this border town’s...
  • Gift idea for soldier gets Bookman's help

    12/12/2005 4:44:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 363+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Dec 12, 2005 | David Wichner
    W. Douglas Pritchard just wanted to send a book as a Christmas gift for a friend serving in Iraq. Now, it looks as if Pritchard could be helping to send potentially hundreds of books to service personnel in Iraq in the coming months, with the support of a Central Tucson bookstore. The project, tentatively dubbed the "Tucson Book Caravan," began to germinate a few weeks ago when Pritchard asked his friend Mark Ballis what he could send as a gift to Ballis' son, 19-year-old Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Morgan Ballis, who is serving in Ramadi. Pritchard, 66, a retired University...
  • Yahoo Posting Pelosi Press Releases As News

    11/29/2005 1:28:42 PM PST · by ncountylee · 16 replies · 753+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/29/05
    Yahoo just takes a Pelosi Press Release (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and posts it as news. While clearly marked many people will assume that this is news. Full release at the link.
  • Diabetic children suing school districts in California

    10/13/2005 7:41:27 AM PDT · by Lizavetta · 37 replies · 1,069+ views ^ | Oct. 12 2005
    Children With Diabetes Sue School Districts, State For Assistance; Denial of Glucose Monitoring and Insulin Administration During the School Day Challenged Unprecedented Class Action Civil Rights Complaint Filed In Federal Court Four elementary school-age students, along with the American Diabetes Association, filed an unprecedented civil rights complaint today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California seeking class action relief against the California Superintendent of Public Schools, the California Department of Education, members of the California Board of Education, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, the Fremont Unified School District, and their Superintendents and Boards of Trustees....