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  • The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's' Turns 50: Is It The Best Album Ever?

    05/26/2017 12:44:38 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 167 replies
    Billboard Magazine ^ | 05/26/2017 | William Goodman
    The Best Album of All Time. That’s one hell of a claim. Even if The Beatles’ eighth studio album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band -- released 50 years ago, May 26, 1967, in the U.K. -- is the musically ground-breaking, hyper influential career high-water mark from The Best Band of All Time, those can still sound like fighting words. But there’s no hyperbole here. There’s widespread consensus: Sgt. Pepper’s has topped its fair share of Greatest Albums of All Time lists
  • TILLERSON SIGNS DOCS WITH CLIMATE CHANGE STATEMENT, INSISTING U.S. ‘STILL REVIEWING’ POLICY

    05/13/2017 6:58:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Friday May 12, 2017 | Penny Star
    As a member of the Arctic Council, the United States has signed onto two agreements that include efforts to protect the Arctic from climate change, linking it to human activity and calling on global efforts to reduce its effects, including enforcement of the Paris Agreement. “The Arctic Council, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, has proven to be an indispensable forum in which we can pursue cooperation,” Tillerson said in remarks to the council. “I want to affirm that the United States will continue to be an active member in this council.”
  • CLARENCE THOMAS FOR FBI DIRECTOR

    05/09/2017 3:24:43 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 112 replies
    IT WILL TAKE SALLY YATES off the headlines. Like Comey Thomas is a lawyer and ready to quit. Perfect timing.
  • Trump: US ‘Needs A Good Shutdown’

    05/02/2017 6:25:41 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 269 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 05/02/17
    President Trump on Tuesday called for a "good shutdown" in September to fix the "mess” in government. "The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there! We … either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. Our country needs a good "shutdown" in September to fix mess!" he wrote in a series of tweets.
  • Please Freep This Photo

    04/22/2017 1:11:21 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies
    Vanity ^ | 4/22/2017 | Oshkalaboomboom
    My wife is in a contest where we go on a Tapas Trail and you take a picture of one of the participating restaurants, upload it to the town website and the pictures with the most likes win prizes. It's nothing big but she just feels bad because she doesn't know that many locals. If you have a Facebook account please go to the link and like her photo. She probably still won't win but at least she'll know Freepers support their own. Please Like This Picture
  • Vanity question--Hospital Funding?

    03/14/2017 11:52:10 AM PDT · by Cedar · 27 replies
    Would the concept St. Jude Hospital uses for their funding work for the entire country? They are funded 75% by private donations (see link). There are around 6,000 hospitals (google search) in the U.S. Is it possible they could be funded through private donations (super rich people along with average Joes)? I am not good with financial realities (except my own checkbook), so I'm throwing this idea out here to see if possible. FReepers are smart people. There are some free clinics already in the U.S. which are functioning through donations. Maybe the entire healthcare system could exist through private...
  • MLB to test radical extra-inning rule change in Minors, WBC

    02/08/2017 7:13:31 PM PST · by SMGFan · 90 replies
    MSN Sportsnaut ^ | February 8, 2017
    Lower levels of professional baseball, as well as the upcoming World Baseball Classic, will have a radical rule change. When games reach extra innings, teams will begin their at-bats with a man already on second base. If it works well, the rule could eventually work its way to MLB.
  • President Trump Says he Is Open To Using Feds to Fix Chicago Violence

    01/24/2017 6:32:50 PM PST · by drewh · 171 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6 minutes ago | POTUS
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 1m1 minute ago More If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!
  • Is CNN a credible news source anymore?

    01/24/2017 10:37:19 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 51 replies
    Quora.com ^ | January 24, 2017 | Rick Lockridge Rick Lockridge, worked at CNN
    I'm a former CNN correspondent, and I could answer this question in much greater detail than you'd ever want to read, but I'll give you the short answer. CNN under Ted Turner (no journalist he, but he understood what he wanted CNN to be and what it needed to be) was a place where, when you first walked in the door, you were told "there are no stars here, only news." And the staff believed that. For me, after wandering in the wilderness of local TV news for years, it was a great feeling to join a group of folks...
  • Trailer full of beer catches fire on I-95

    01/23/2017 8:07:15 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 34 replies
    wncn.com ^ | 1/23/17 | WBTW staff
    DILLON, S.C. (WBTW) – A truck trailer full of beer caught fire on Interstate 95 southbound near mile-marker 198 in Dillon, S.C. midday Sunday. Chief Charlie Bailey with the Dillon County Fire Station One said that when firefighters arrived on scene the trailer was fully engulfed in flames.
  • The First Lady steps up war with Trump as she tells Oprah that Americans have no 'hope'

    12/16/2016 8:05:05 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 120 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/16/16 | Jennifer Smith
    Michelle Obama fed her husband's feud with Donald Trump on Friday as she gave a gloomy description of the hopeless climate his election win has created. The First Lady used her final interview in the White House to tell Oprah Winfrey that a 'grown up' should be in charge of the country. Looking forward to president-elect Trump's looming inauguration, she said even though hope was lost, it was necessary to move on. 'Now we're feeling what not having hope feels like. Hope is necessary,' she said in her first direct response to the November 9 election result. Mrs Obama's remarks...
  • Trump Reportedly Looking at Carly Fiorina for Director of National Intelligence

    12/12/2016 8:23:31 AM PST · by springwater13 · 54 replies
    The New York Times reported Monday that Republican president-elect Donald Trump was considering former primary opponent Carly Fiorina for the nation’s top intelligence post. “Mr. Trump will meet on Monday with Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, to discuss the job of director of national intelligence,” The Times reported, citing a senior transition official. If selected, Fiorina would be the first female director. She would also be the first director with no prior government experience, although she was the chair of the informal CIA External Advisory Board under the Bush administration. Fiorina’s selection would be unusual given the lingering...
  • Carly Fiorina for State ?

    12/11/2016 9:36:54 AM PST · by libh8er · 63 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12.11.2016 | John Gizzi
    Back from NY. Latest version of things has Trump giving State to Carly Fioini rather than cintroversial Tilkerson and France amb. To Romney. [Sic]
  • Donald Trump to Meet with Former Rivals Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum

    12/09/2016 10:37:33 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 9, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    President-elect Donald Trump will meet with two former GOP Primary rivals, Carly Fiorina and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, on Monday in New York City at Trump Tower, according to his transition team. Fiorina, who briefly ran as Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) running mate during the Primary, has been a Trump critic, suggesting weeks before the election that he should “step aside” and allow his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, to head the Republican ticket after the Washington Post published audio of Trump making lewd remarks about women with Billy Bush. “Donald Trump does not represent me or my...
  • Is Pope Francis the Last Pope before Armageddon?

    11/22/2016 12:37:37 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 16 replies
    FOX8 Cleveland ^ | November 21, 2016 | Suzanne Stratford
    For centuries, church and prophecy scholars have studied the predictions of a 12th century Irish saint, but most laymen paid no attention until now. St. Malachy was known for accurately predicting events during his own lifetime and for countless miraculous healings; including the son of Scotland's King David in 1140. But he also reportedly received a heavenly vision, the church calls a “personal revelation,” that identified the next 112 popes would lead the Catholic church before the end of time. The list vanished for hundreds of years, and many think it’s fake or forged. The church doesn't endorse it, and...
  • Rep. Tim Ryan Predicts ‘Youngstown Street Fight' if Trump Tries to Defund Planned Parenthood

    11/22/2016 7:24:20 AM PST · by rktman · 82 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/22/2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who is challenging Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as House minority leader, said Sunday that there will be a “Youngstown street fight in the Capitol” if President-elect Donald Trump attempts to defund Planned Parenthood or tries to dismantle Obamacare. “Let me say, if he tries to defund Planned Parenthood, if he tries to kick people off their health insurance, if they try to privatize Medicare or cut taxes for the wealthy, you know, we are going to have a Youngstown street fight in the Capitol. That's what's going to happen,” Ryan told Jake Tapper after the host...
  • U.S. business lobby urges Donald Trump to take moderate course on immigration (US CoC Alert)

    11/21/2016 5:47:18 PM PST · by pissant · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11.21.16 | Dave Boyer
    The nation’s most influential business lobby urged President-elect Donald Trump on Monday to take a “balanced” approach to immigration and to expand international trade, two areas where the Republican has promised to upend traditional party orthodoxy. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce told Mr. Trump that U.S. companies need to attract immigrants to grow.
  • Schumer: Trump should pick 'mainstream' candidate to fill Supreme Court vacancy

    11/20/2016 2:26:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 157 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said he wants President-elect Trump to select a "mainstream" candidate to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Asked by NBC on Sunday whether he was comfortable filibustering any Trump nominee for the court, Schumer dodged answering the question directly. "I hope that President Trump picks a mainstream candidate," Schumer said. "A mainstream candidate is somebody you may not agree with on every issue, but basically believes in precedent." NBC's Chuck Todd interrupted Schumer and asked, "What does that mean? Can he nominate somebody in your mind...
  • EPA chief: Progress under Obama won't be undone by Trump

    11/21/2016 3:22:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 129 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 21, 2016 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump will not derail progress made in fighting climate change and creating clean-energy jobs, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency insisted on Monday in arguing "the inevitability of our clean energy future is bigger than any one person or nation." EPA chief Gina McCarthy said the world is "in a spectacularly different place today than we were when President (Barack) Obama took office," citing new environmental rules and actions to help create thousands of jobs in renewable energy such as wind and solar power.
  • Schumer Says No to a Border Wall

    11/21/2016 3:14:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 95 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 21, 2016 | 12:11 PM EST | Melanie Hunter
    Senate Minority Leader-elect Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told “Fox News Sunday” that he would oppose efforts to build a wall and pressed for comprehensive immigration instead, saying “this idea of a wall, we already passed.” “And this idea of a wall, we already passed — John McCain and Chuck Schumer, bipartisan, an immigration bill that was comprehensive, that did a lot and was much tougher on the border than a wall would be,” Schumer said, referring to the failed immigration bill put forth by the Gang of Eight. …