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And now less than $1k to the yellow! Let's get 'er done! Thank you very much for your loyal support, Jim

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Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $78,514
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  • What Do The Model-T And The Tesla Have In Common?

    05/12/2015 10:19:16 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 12, 2015 | George Leef
    Henry Ford did a lot for the automobile in America. What everyone knows is that he figured out how to improve manufacturing efficiency so much that the auto was transformed from a toy for the rich into an item that ordinary people could afford. ... But very few people know that Ford had to fight against a cartel to be allowed to sell his vehicles. In this 2001 article published in The Freeman, “How Henry Ford Zapped a Licensing Monopoly,” Melvin Barger goes into the fascinating history of Ford’s legal battle against the Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers (ALAM). In...
  • Intel: PC sales weak as many businesses stick with Windows XP

    04/07/2015 10:54:12 AM PDT · by dennisw · 81 replies
    .zdnet. ^ | March 14, 2015 | Sean Portnoy
    Intel's recent results suggest a slowdown in firms leaving the ancient OS behind and upgrading to new systems. Why won't they update? Most interesting detail that emerged from Intel's lackluster first quarter financial results had nothing to do with mobile, the company's white whale. Instead, it concerned something so old that it almost seems laughable in the same week that the very 21st-century Apple Watch dominated headlines. Per ZDNet's own Larry Dignan: In a statement, Intel said it cut its first quarter outlook because of "weaker than expected demand for business desktop PCs and lower than expected inventory levels across...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Absent-Minded Professor" (1961)

    11/11/2012 12:20:52 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1961 | Walt Disney
    The absolutely disastrous past week America had prompts the pick for this week's feature. For a little levity(in both senses of the word), the film that introduced flubber(flying rubber) to our popular culture, the Disney sci-fi comedy classic, "The Absent-Minded Professor". One of the best of the Disney studio's live action films made when Walt was still with us. Absolutely the best part of the film can be found at 1:32:16-1:33:06, especially 1:32:44 to 1:32:55.
  • Minor Civic Miracles

    12/03/2007 10:36:52 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 5 replies · 116+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 3 December 2007 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Two things happened last week that are minor miracles. We take such things for granted; they got merely local coverage, and not much of that. The first was the Highlands Christmas Parade, on Saturday. The Town is only four blocks long, but the parade was about eight blocks long. So, the first people to take part, had time to join the audience for the rest of the parade. In years past, Mayor Buck Trot would be in the first car as Mayor. Then he would rush back to the staging area, put on his red suit, and be at the...