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  • Why The US Map Could Look Radically Different In 15 Years

    12/01/2017 1:43:56 PM PST · by davikkm · 63 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    The United States has been consistently gobbling up new territory for the last 241 years. Ever since the founders declared the 13 colonies independent from Britain, the US has acquired its 50 states through clever land deals and plunder. The current US map does not even include the 16 territories and hundreds of military bases spread throughout the world. With its extreme propensity for growth, the US has undoubtedly amassed the largest empire known to man. However, the US empire has hit its peak and is now unraveling quickly. For more detail on why this is the case, you can...
  • The “Russian Bots” Theory is Pure Idiocy – Here’s Why!

    11/16/2017 8:55:39 AM PST · by davikkm · 2 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Across the globe, any events or elections that are made by the people exercising their democratic rights and free will are being questioned (in terms of legitimacy) with the allegation that they were cheated and lied to by “Russian Bots” and “Russian employed posters.” But there is a major point that everyone is missing. And that is that people in Russia know how to use a basic computer! Imagine for a moment that you are one of these “Russian trolls” that works for the Kremlin. You have been hired because of your computer and English skills to create a web...
  • 2 Reasons To Always Vote Republican In General Elections, Even If It's 4 A RINO

    11/04/2017 2:46:53 PM PDT · by OneVike · 91 replies
    11/4/17 | OV
    I hear a lot of talk about staying home instead of voting for the Establishment RINO candidate Ed Gillespie in Virginia. The reason that is often times given for staying home is that there is no difference between the two, so why vote at all. So they use the same reasoning that was used in 1992 when many Republicans refused to the pull the lever that would have re-elected George H Bush. Oh I remember those days well, because I was trying to convince people to not vote for the hand-grenade with a bad haircut. Many die hard conservatives at...
  • Young Radiocarbon in Old Samples

    11/01/2017 10:01:36 AM PDT · by fishtank · 28 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 11-1-17 | by Brian Thomas
    Old-earth advocates often claim that dating methods, including radiocarbon, show the earth must be older than the Bible says. But is this true? This chart reflects the radiocarbon that still lingers inside 60 carbon-containing Earth materials collected from representative rock layers. Each result confronts millions-of-years age assignments for those layers.
  • Pittsburgh Art Commission votes to recommend removal of Stephen Foster statue

    10/26/2017 4:33:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    WTAE ^ | October 25, 2017
    PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Art Commission voted Wednesday to recommend the Stephen Foster statue in Oakland be removed. The recommendation is that the statue is removed from the public and placed in a place in private and "properly contextualized." The Pittsburgh Art Commission will recommend removal of the statue within six months. Foster, a Pittsburgh native who died in 1864, is famous for classic songs including “Oh! Susanna” and “Camptown Races.” Many of his songs were used in minstrel shows in which actors performed in blackface. The statue depicts Foster sitting above shoeless, banjo-playing “Uncle Ned,” a slave character from...
  • TO END GUN VIOLENCE, ABANDON THE WAR ON DRUGS

    10/22/2017 10:11:49 AM PDT · by JP1201 · 79 replies
    With the horrific shooting that recently took place in Las Vegas, debates over gun control have been given center stage in our media and politics once again. And while every pundit seems to have their own surefire way of combatting gun violence, they all gloss over the elephant in the room. Which is, although mass shootings have taken on a repulsive popularity recently, the gun violence surrounding the War on Drugs has created more casualties than every mass shooting in the US combined. And despite the fact that these commentators tirelessly argue the merits and faults of one another’s ideas,...
  • Was Vegas an FBI sting gone bad?

    10/09/2017 11:59:26 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 111 replies
    Renew America ^ | October 7, 2017 | Cliff Kincaid
    Why is there no motive for the Vegas massacre? Why did Stephen Paddock have a secret life? It is terrible to contemplate, but the possibility that Stephen Paddock was an undercover federal operative or informant cannot be ruled out. He may have been set up or used by ISIS and/or a federal agency in a scheme that backfired. The feds may have thought they were going to catch ISIS in the act of preparing a major terrorist attack. ISIS terrorists may have thought Paddock was one of them, but realized at the last minute it was a set-up. They claimed...
  • Tim Kaine: Vegas Attacker Stopped ‘Because He Didn’t Have a Silencer’

    10/04/2017 5:22:18 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 73 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | AWR HAWKINS | 4 Oct 2017
    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) claims the attacker who opened fire on Las Vegas concert goers was only stopped “because he didn’t have a silencer on his weapon.” According to the Washington Post, Kaine asked, “Can you imagine what this would have been if he had silencers on those weapons?” His use of the word “silencer” is an echo of other leftists like Rosanne Cash and Gabby Giffords, both of whom use the word “silencer” to describe suppressors.
  • Bezos, Slim, and Buffett Publicly Pleading Poverty, Ask Congress for Help With Their Newspapers

    07/10/2017 5:51:32 AM PDT · by ptsal · 65 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | July 10, 2017 | Ira Stoll
    [snip]Brazen story... ordinarily trigger a front-page news story or an outraged editorial — a bunch of rich individuals asking Congress to write them a law that would give them better negotiating power against other rich individuals. [snip]Bezos, Slim, and Buffett need Congress to help them negotiate with Google.
  • Cold drink fans left grasping at straws [FReep This Poll!]

    05/31/2017 7:17:01 PM PDT · by Fast Moving Angel · 44 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 27, 2017 | U-T Letter writers
    Citing pollution and threats to marine life, La Jolla's Herringbone and Searsucker in the Gaslamp and Del Mar pledge to end giving out the plastic sippers.
  • California plans to tax space travel by the mile

    05/05/2017 6:32:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 5, 2017 | By Ed Straker
    Liberals are salivating at the idea of taxing cars by the distance they travel, to better rake in money for their nefarious purposes. In California, they are taking the idea one step farther, planning to tax space rockets by the mile as well. According to the proposal, California will collect tax from space transportation companies based on a formula factoring in how often a company launches spacecrafts out of the state, and, most importantly, how far a commercial spacecraft travels from California soil. Between May and mid-October, there were eight launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, in Santa Barbara County...
  • House Democrat introduces bill to amend presidential removal procedures [Let former Prezs decide]

    04/18/2017 3:47:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/17/17 | Christina Marcos
    ....Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) filed the bill during the House's two-week April recess to empower former presidents and vice presidents of both parties, in coordination with the sitting vice president, to determine if a president is fit for office. “It is hard to imagine a better group to work with the...
  • America’s White Vegans Are Degrading Black Lives Matter Now, You Guys

    04/06/2017 9:29:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/6/2017 | Eric Owens
    Wealthy white Americans who do not eat meat, dairy products or anything else derived from animals are failing to support minority groups and valuing the lives of livestock more than the Black Lives Matter, according to an op-ed in The Daily Texan, the student newspaper at the University of Texas at Austin. The author of the 558-word jeremiad against “homogeneous,” “pale-skinned” and “definitely white” American veganism is Audrey Larcher. The “cruelty-free culture of wealth, privilege and exclusivity” inherent to veganism in the United States “is a ‘white thing,'” the privileged student at one of America’s most notable taxpayer-funded universities explains,...
  • CNN host who asked if black hole sucked in lost plane questions Sean Spicer’s smarts

    03/18/2017 7:55:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    twitter via twitchy ^ | March 17, 2017 | twitter via Greg P via twitchy
    ...Lemon was criticizing the White House press secretary for the way he answered a question on the president and wiretapping during the daily press briefing.... Now, remember back in 2014 when Don Lemon asked if a black hole was responsible for the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370? We do:
  • My Turn: Make no mistake – President Trump is the enemy

    02/20/2017 4:24:38 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 122 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | Feb. 20, 2017 | ARNOLD CODA
    In 49 B.C., Julius Caesar, governor of Gaul, and his legion forded the Rubicon, the dividing line between Gaul and Italy, and marched on Rome, thus declaring civil war. Rome was the last of the free cities that had existed throughout the Mediterranean. They had vanished and finally only Rome, a republic, remained. Her people were free citizens of the republic, not subjects of a single ruler. The Roman Republic of a thousand years ended with Caesar’s invasion and the Roman Empire and rule of emperors – actually dictators – began. The founders of our republic drew in part from...
  • A historian says Trump's presidency is likely to be the second shortest in history

    02/18/2017 5:09:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/18/17 | Charlotte England
    .....Professor Ronald L Feinman predicted that the former reality TV star will stay in the top job "between the 31 days of William Henry Harrison in 1841," who died pneumonia and the "199 days of James A. Garfield in 1881," who died 79 days after he was shot by an assassin "after terrible suffering and medical malpractice." Even if his time in office is "dragged out," Feinman predicted that Trump is unlikely to last the 16 months and 5 days of 12th president Zachary Taylor, who died of a digestive ailment while Head of State in 1850. The 20th-century American...
  • Afghan hostage couple decry 'Kafkaesque nightmare'(went a camping trip in Afghanistan)

    12/20/2016 9:49:03 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 70 replies
    BBC ^ | BBC
    An Afghan insurgent group has released video of a kidnapped North American couple, featuring two children apparently born to them in captivity. The footage from the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network shows Canadian Joshua Boyle and American Caitlan Coleman with two young boys, who appeared healthy. In the clip Ms Coleman begs for an end to their "Kafkaesque nightmare". The couple were abducted in Afghanistan in 2012 during a camping trip, while she was pregnant. The insurgent group is demanding the release of three of its prisoners in Afghanistan.
  • This. Cannot. Be. Happening.

    10/28/2016 6:18:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 109 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2016 | Alexandra Petri
    Hillary Clinton sits on her Throne of Power in the Fortress of Glass, glancing at the ceiling and sharpening her hammer. She has been starting to hope. Earlier today she sent out one or two emails to old friends in Washington intimating they should “get drinks when I’m back.” She has started to say “when” more than “if.” She keeps seeing the number “45” everywhere she looks — records, temperatures — and when she does, she smiles a little to herself, as if it’s an omen. At the back of her closet there is a checklist of Things To Accomplish...
  • Question for Freepers about Christian Health Ministries

    10/27/2016 1:19:32 PM PDT · by Alberta's Child · 44 replies
    Alberta's Child | 10/27/16 | Self
    Sorry for the vanity, folks, but I'm looking for some input from Freepers who are members of one of the Christian health-sharing ministries I've heard advertised on the radio. I'm in the application process for an individual medical insurance plan, and I just learned that I'm not eligible for a mid-year enrollment because I don't have a "qualifying life event" under Federal law. At first I thought I would just need to cover a two-month gap in my insurance coverage between November 1st of this year and January 1st of next year when I'll be eligible through open enrollment, but...
  • McMullin surging in Utah: Indy candidate's plan for Electoral College chaos

    10/21/2016 12:04:53 PM PDT · by metmom · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 21, 2016 | Danny Jativa
    chaos By Danny Jativa Published October 21, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Now Playing Evan McMullin on building a new conservative movement Amid the raucous final phase of the presidential battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, independent candidate Evan McMullin has quietly crept into contention in the overlooked state of Utah – a development he hopes could lead to an Electoral College deadlock. The former CIA operative is little-known elsewhere in the country and is only on the ballot in 11 states. But an apparent voter backlash in Mormon-heavy Utah against the two major-party candidates has fueled...