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  • The Night I was Nearly Beaten to Death

    06/06/2014 12:54:01 PM PDT · by LibertyGirl14
    Tavern Keepers ^ | 6/6/2014 | Guest Contributor
    Like Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Martha Coakley also has a book coming out. And by sheer coincidence both books have the same title -- "Hard Choices." Who would have thought that possible? Yet, when you think about it, both women have a lot in common. Actually Coakley really does not have a book coming out -- we just said that. But she could have, given how much the two are alike. They even dress alike.
  • I HAVE DISCOVERED… DRUM ROLL PLEASE… “THE SECRET OF SUCCESS”

    03/24/2014 1:16:42 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 37 replies
    CookingWithChefCarlo ^ | March 24, 2014 | Carlo3b
    ****BREAKING NEWS****ALERT THE MEDIA****STOP THE PRESSES**** Sit down Sammy, Hold ma beer Bertha, Holy Samoli…I HAVE DISCOVERED… DRUM ROLL PLEASE… “THE SECRET OF SUCCESS” Developing, more to come, stand by, please……. When I went to bed last evening, I was just as I have always been, as I am sure everyone else is, clueless as to what is the true “Secret Of Success”.. OK, I know.. I understand your reluctance in accepting my claim as authentic, however, this is the best I can do until I fill you in on the facts.. In what can only be described as an...
  • Man’s personal info stolen after using Obamacare website

    02/05/2014 10:51:08 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Captitol City Project ^ | February 5, 2014 | By Joe Schoffstall
    A Virginia man’s personal information has been stolen after he signed up for Obamacare on the healthcare.gov website. Now, he’s questioning if the website is the reason why. “There’s a possibility someone got my personal information from your website,” Virginia Beach resident Rich Guillory said in a video shot by WVEC-VA while speaking on the phone. “They knew my name and they had my number” — along with his address and social security number as well. he day after he signed up on the website, he got a call from someone claiming they could help him with finding health insurance....
  • Bridge May Ice In Cold Weather

    11/03/2013 3:30:59 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 54 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/03/13 | LD Jackson
    It's odd, the places from which I draw inspiration for my writings. I was driving with my wife yesterday, looking for a black powder rifle to buy, and happened to come across a road sign. It is a sign I have seen countless times before, but it struck me for some reason yesterday. It was a warning a few hundred yards before I crossed a bridge, making sure I understood that the bridge may ice in cold weather. I have nothing against such signs and they do serve the purpose to make sure drivers are warned about the possible dangers...
  • Ted Cruz: If Dems are right and we’re doomed to fail, why are they screaming so loudly and getting

    10/03/2013 7:06:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/3/13 | The Blaze
    Ted Cruz was on with Glenn Beck this morning and made the following excellent point: “If they [Democrats] are right — that what we’re doing is hopeless, is doomed to fail, which mind you they’ve been telling us for months — then why are they screaming so loudly? Why are they getting so personal? Why are they so filled with hate and fear? And it’s because the American people are mobilized, are passionate and energized and even worse, understand that Obamacare is hurting millions of Americans, and that has the Left terrified out of their minds.”
  • Feds collecting personal, confidentialdata on consumer´s credit cards,bank transactions

    06/27/2013 11:47:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/27/13 | Paul Bedard
    The Obama administration, already under fire for the IRS scandal and National Security Agency snooping of the computers and cellphones of Americans, is also spending millions to have private contractors conduct a dragnet for confidential and personal credit and bank transactions without a warrant. Newly obtained documents from the Obama-created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reveal that the administration has OK'd a project to accumulate the personal financial data of some 5 million and share it with other agencies to build a "nationally representative panel of credit information on consumers for use in a wide range of policy research projects." The...
  • GRIZZLY XTREME .45 ACP +P AMMO TEST!!! (Video)

    04/01/2013 6:04:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 3-31-2013 | tnoutdoors9
    "I've had more requests to test this specific ammo than anything else, ever! Nothing is even close." - tnoutdoors9
  • So Where Do We Go From Here?

    11/07/2012 6:23:42 AM PST · by The Louiswu · 29 replies
    Me, myself and I | 11/7/12 | The Louiswu
    So where do we go from here? The election is over and the sun came up. In a little while I am off to my little art gallery downtown, I'll open my doors and wait for folks to come in to buy my art. I know the economy is no better off today that it was yesterday, I know the residents of this area of Illinois have no more money now that they did twenty four hours ago, so I might just be waiting in vain for those sales, I might be sitting alone today with no one to talk...
  • Vanity: Reduce Personal Spending including Christmas items, Until Taxmaggedon is resolved

    10/02/2012 9:44:21 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 28 replies
    vanity | October 2, 2012 | Steelers6
    I believe conservatives should be preparing for what is less than 3 months away. We need to be in the political fight with our resources, not wasting on entertainment, vacations to blue states and cities, consumer goods like IPhone. One, if Obama is reelected do you think any of those things are going to matter. Two, be preparing for the huge tax increase that is coming so why would you want to buying Christmas gifts with credit cards 20% interest rates especially in October. I'm talking about spending on needs not wants, if something breaks and you have to fix...
  • Country Memories

    08/24/2012 6:34:47 AM PDT · by Revski · 5 replies
    Youtube Stuff :) ^ | 8-24-2012 | Revski
    A-Cappella singing of the song, Nothing But The Blood, is sung by my wife Cheryl and the song, I Saw The Light, is sung by me, o7jimmy. Many of the pictures of this video are from my childhood and personal events in my life. Example my wife and I standing behind the car door has a picture of our wedding photo when married. The picture of myself in the water holding a child, this is my grandson Elijah at about 3 years old. Thanks for viewing!
  • Country Living

    08/23/2012 8:07:22 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski's Youtube Classics ^ | 8-23-2012 | Revski
    A-Cappella singing of the song, Nothing But The Blood, is sung by my wife Cheryl and the song, I Saw The Light, is sung by me, o7jimmy. Many of the pictures of this video are from my childhood and personal events in my life.
  • Obama in 2007: I'll Fire Anyone Who Conducts Oppo Research on Personal Matters

    08/01/2012 9:33:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 8/1/12 | Guy Benson
    It's time once again for a Hopenchange flashback, courtesy of Buzzfeed: President Obama's reelection campaign has taken criticism for the negative tone of 2012 campaign. One of President Obama's deputy campaign managers, Stephanie Cutter, suggested that his Republican rival Mitt Romney might be a felon. And while some of the attacks seem to be a dig into the candidate's personal lives — such as a DNC ad featuring Mrs. Romney's horse — in 2008 then Senator Obama promised to fire anybody on his staff who did such negative attacks. “I have been very clear to my campaign. I do not...
  • VANITY: Looking for something to do in Seattle, Seattle Freepers needed

    05/16/2012 8:18:21 AM PDT · by erod · 42 replies
    Vanity
    Hi FReepers, The company I'm working for is attending a trade show early next month. I'm looking for something to do in the Seattle area that can accommodate 30 people, and I need something that's close to the Bell Harbor Int'l Conference Center preferably walking distance. I need something Seattle-ish, I'm looking but I can't seem to find anything. Help is very appreciated, thanks!
  • Don't Stop Believing: Vanity

    04/02/2012 6:53:19 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 42 replies
    Sorry... I have been wanting to post this for months..
  • Gingrich must endorse Santorum

    03/06/2012 6:59:02 PM PST · by impimp · 253 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 6 March 2012 | impimp
    I have advocated Gingrich staying in until sometime in March. I felt the vote splitting would help prevent Romney from locking up a sufficient number of bound delegates to take the nomination. The plan did a good job so far, but not a great job. I think now the mathematics is shifting such that Gingrich needs to bow out. The reasons for the shift are: 1. winner-take-alls coming up soon - vote splitting begins to really hurt us in these primaries 2. we need money consolidating behind Santorum. 3. Santorum made the Indiana ballot after all But now Gingrich needs...
  • Obama meets with Jeb Bush, George H.W. Bush (WH calls visit "personal". Hmmmmm

    01/29/2012 6:11:28 PM PST · by jmax · 59 replies
    suntimes ^ | January 28, 2012 | Lynn Sweet
    President Barack Obama met with former President George H.W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the Oval Office on Friday--a visit not put on his public schedule later described as "personal" by the White House.
  • Instead of closing it, I managed to sell it!

    11/08/2011 5:39:19 PM PST · by cableguymn · 21 replies · 1+ views
    today | self
    I managed to sell my business before I was forced to move out of the space :) Didn't get enough to walk away debt free, but I walked away in a much better position than I was a few weeks ago :)
  • Consumers spend more, save less in September

    10/28/2011 6:08:27 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 27 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10.28.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    Personal income rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1% last month, while consumer spending jumped 0.6%, the Commerce Department reported. Americans paid for goods and services — autos were a big seller last month — largely by drawing on their savings or taking on more debt. The personal savings rate fell from 4.1% to 3.6%, marking the lowest level since December 2007... ...Inflation, meanwhile, rose 0.2% in September based on the latest reading from the personal consumption expenditure price index. The PCE index has increased 2.9% over the past 12 months
  • Which US Presidential Candidate Would YOU Hire to Balance YOUR Personal Checkbook?

    10/13/2011 9:18:50 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 41 replies
    Opinion/Vanity | October 13, 2011 | Graewoulf
    REALITY CHECK: Would you hire this candidate to balance your own checkbook? SPENDAHOLIC Obama has added tens of thousands of debt dollars to your balance sheet in under three years! Can you afford to support any of the various DEBT GREED candidates running for FEUDAL LORD of The Beltway? Forget about the MSM pleas about THEIR ideas about "Who is electable?" and vote to protect YOUR checkbook!
  • Man Knows Not His Time...

    09/30/2011 8:21:40 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com ^ | 09-30-11 | Bill Randles
    For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.Ecclesiastes 9:12 Recent events have forced me to see how frail I am, and what a miracle it is to be alive and to know and love God! I have known those things before, but such knowledge is elusive, I keep forgetting them, and slipping back into the illusion that all my current blessings are certain to...
  • Spending climbs 0.8% in July as savings dip (Personal income up .3%)

    08/29/2011 7:05:47 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 3 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 8.29.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Americans spent more money than they took in July — largely on auto purchases — as the personal savings rate fell, the government reported Monday. The income of U.S. workers rose 0.3% in July, but spending climbed an even faster 0.8%, the Commerce Department said. The rise in spending matched the increase in February as the largest since summer 2009... Inflation, meanwhile, rose 0.4% based on the latest reading from the personal consumption expenditure price index. The index has increased 2.8% over the past 12 months, pressured by rising gas prices.
  • Does anyone know what this is???

    08/17/2011 5:38:27 PM PDT · by jda · 163 replies
    Looking for help.
  • My Father is missing [Body Located; Suspect in custody]

    <p>Seth Charles Thompson, who is white, stands 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 207 pounds. He has blue eyes and white, thinning hair. Was last seen in a 2003 silver Dodge Caravan handicap license plate of 8754M – Possibly in the Midland, Lansing, Chesaning and Montrose Township. Was with the other subject in the picture in on the right. Anyone with information should call Midland police at (989) 839-4713 or (989) 839-4708.</p>
  • Sarah Palin Reportedly Quits Bus Tour Halfway Through

    06/22/2011 1:15:59 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 369 replies
    TPM ^ | June 22, 2011 | Jillian Rayfield
    Former half-term Gov. Sarah Palin has reportedly packed in her bus tour...halfway through. Real Clear Politics is reporting that Palin and her family have returned to Alaska from their "One Nation" bus tour, despite tentatively scheduled stops in Iowa and South Carolina. From Scott Conroy at RCP: Though Palin and her staff never announced a timeline for the remaining legs of her trip, aides had drafted preliminary itineraries that would have taken her through the Midwest and Southeast at some point this month. But those travel blueprints are now in limbo, RCP has learned, as Palin and her family have...
  • Advice needed - New home with serious vandalism problems.

    05/15/2011 11:23:09 AM PDT · by newnhdad · 77 replies · 1+ views
    5/15/11 | newnhdad
    Having a problem with a new home we are about to close on. We have been blessed to be able to get a new home built to most of my wife's specs. I would just have hoped for a little bigger but this home is is a wonderful suburb in the western portion of Northern VA in Prince William County. We chose this isolated subdivision because it was close to everything, but out of the way. It is near schools (about 1/3 of a mile walking), several modes of public transpo and close to both churches and a pre-school for...
  • This time the Kulaks win! [Blatant Vanity Post]

    11/01/2010 11:09:26 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 2 replies
    FReeRepublic ^ | 1 Nov 10 | elhombrelibre
    Don't let anything stop you from voting. Remember, Obama sees us as the enemy. The statists and their allies in the media see us as the enemy, as Obama said to some Latino voters. He wants us punished. Never has an American President spoken of the loyal opposition in such language. This is still a free country. Trim Obama's power the best way we can and teach him to respect the American people.
  • Just one of my CL postings against the left...

    10/31/2010 9:00:44 PM PDT · by danniken · 4 replies
    Craislist.com ^ | 10/31/2010 | Self
    I hope my attempts at humor in the pursuit of TRUTH in the face of DNC lies on the Washington DC Craigslist.com rants an raves board are enjoyed. Also feel free to grab and use the pics in the article. The left is running scared on that board and really showing themselves for the vil creatures that many are and this posting is just one of many that I've generated. The posting itself may get flagged off the board by them - but I'll repost! Just search for the word "Obamalini" to find the new one(s). Enjoy.
  • When do rules for the common good cross the line?

    09/29/2010 11:41:47 AM PDT · by RacLuther · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 09/29/2010 | Kathleen Parker
    He (Bloomberg) figures New Yorkers will be better for these rules, which is the thinking behind all decisions that ultimately remove the decision making (i.e., freedom) from our lives. It is one thing to create laws that protect us from another's stupidity, but shouldn't the cable guy have the right to be stupid? Every now and then? I haven't eaten a doughnut in 20 years, but suddenly I have a nearly uncontrollable urge to hit Krispy Kreme. These are tiny things, not terribly important, sort of like raindrops. Individually, they're not much. In combination, they become something less pleasant. Inevitably,...
  • Obama Going Personal in Bid to Sell Economic Plan, Lift Political Spirits Toward Party (Poor Obama)

    09/08/2010 10:37:21 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    fox news ^ | 9/8/2010 | fox news
    President Obama, once again hard on the campaign stump trying to sell his economic agenda, plans to return to the kind of intimate and inspiring vibe that carried first his autobiography, then his breakout 2004 DNC speech and ultimately his juggernaut presidential campaign. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that when Obama takes the stage in Cleveland Wednesday to discuss his latest economic proposals, his personal story will start to make its way back into the rhetoric. Obama's personal story has a proven track record of resonating, at the polls and in book sales. His book, "Dreams From My...
  • Prayer request: My Father

    08/30/2010 11:02:19 PM PDT · by StarfireIV · 54 replies
    Me | 08/30/10 | StarfireIV
    The news is never welcome. "Your father is in the hospital" Well, it came this weekend. He will be 80 this December and has had his share of health issues over the years. Folks, he has been my rock, and despite a period in my youth where the old former athlete could not understand his bookworm son, we built a relationship which weathered many a tough time. He has always had the patience to watch me wander off into the consequences of choices guided more by foolhardy passion than common logic, yet was always ready to help me up, dust...
  • Obama's personal cook made Senior Policy Advisor

    07/16/2010 11:00:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    american thinker ^ | 7/16/2010 | Ethel C. Fenig
    President Barack Obama (D) is treating his multi gazillion dollar spend our way out of debt and unemployment stimulus as his own private make work program, tossing taxpayer dollars to favored constituents, such as unions, and to favored areas, such as his home city of Chicago. And now he's making it even more private, choosing his family's personal cook, Sam Kass, imported from Chicago, as...Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives. As reported in Judicial Watch, prior to his latest elevation Michelle Obama made Kass a "Food Initiative Coordinator" for her new healthy nutrition program which is supposed to eliminate...
  • (Vanity) Seeking College Scholarship Info

    07/04/2010 9:34:31 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 24 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 7-4-2010 | grey_whiskers
    A vanity request here. I am looking for information on sources to look up and apply for college scholarships. The problem is, as a *conservative* white male, I am too responsible to be eligible for Obama's "free money" (remember he's all about redistributing wealth to the "rightful owners" [sic]), but not yet rich enough that I can pay the costs out of pocket for a top school, or even a mid-tier school. And there is more than one up-and-coming high schooler in the family. Wondering about either merit-based scholarships open to white males (as if), or fellowships / scholarships /...
  • ‘Critical Days’ Safety Message Turns Personal for Airman

    06/02/2010 6:22:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 203+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 2, 2010 – The military services have geared up their summer safety campaigns, encouraging troops and their families to enjoy the season without becoming statistics during a period historically marred by a spike in off-duty accidents. Mourning at the grave of Air Force Tech. Sgt. Audra Britt are, from left, her sister, Anika Lee; her son, Nathaniel Alexander Britt; her brother, Air Force Staff Sgt. Aron Lee; and his daughter, Kennedy Misarah Amaya Lee. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Ninety-five servicemembers died last year during the “Critical Days of Summer” season that kicks off Memorial...
  • The Rainbow Fish President - Barack Obama's Fishy Foreign Policy

    05/24/2010 8:59:39 PM PDT · by SlowBoat407 · 4 replies · 301+ views
    Hampton Roads Tea Party ^ | May 24, 2010 | Emile Husson
    The Rainbow Fish President - Barack Obama's Fishy Foreign Policy Monday, 24 May 2010 19:45 by Emile Husson In the childrens’ story “The Rainbow Fish”, by Swiss author Marcus Pfister, a fish made unique and magnificent by virtue of his colorful scales is reviled and shunned by his peers for his refusal to share them. Of course, the only thing his peers have to offer is their friendship and future silence regarding Rainbow Fish’s selfishness in their eyes. Okay, friendship here is actually the cessation of insult and verbal attack, and with friends like that, who needs sharks cruising the...
  • The backlash: Reform turns personal

    03/24/2010 10:08:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 210 replies · 4,084+ views
    politico ^ | 3/24/10 | JAKE SHERMAN & MARIN COGAN
    Louise Slaughter and Bart Stupak have received death threats. A tea party participant published what he thought was Thomas Perriello’s home address and urged disgruntled voters to “drop by” for a “good face-to-face chat.” Vandals broke windows at Slaughter’s office in New York and Gabrielle Giffords’s office in Arizona. And angry voters are planning to protest this weekend at the home of Steve Driehaus — who’s already seen a photograph of his children used in a newspaper ad published by reform opponents. The vitriolic health care debate has become personal — too personal, say House Democrats who voted for the...
  • Obama: “The Louisiana Purchase would cover an earthquake in Hawaii”?

    03/17/2010 7:30:25 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 102 replies · 4,590+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 17, 2010 | Cassy Fiano
    "This moment, from Bret Baier’s interview on Fox News with Obama, might just be one of the biggest “WTF?!” moments from Obama’s presidency yet. Obama is either completely making things up, living in an alternate reality, or really, really confused. Actually, my guess is that’s it’s probably a combination of all three. Apparently, there was a devastating earthquake in Hawaii that we all somehow missed. Oh, wait, no. That’s right. There was no earthquake, and Obama is just totally clueless, as usual. In fact, the last earthquake in Hawaii to cause any deaths at all was in 1975, and two...
  • It's 2010 - finally my jet pack is here!

    03/08/2010 1:58:07 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 29 replies · 315+ views
    Gizmag.com ^ | 3/7/10 | Tannith Cattermole
    It's been a long time coming. While Arthur C. Clarke's satellites have taken to space, and James Bond's futuristic mobile technology has become common place, still the dream of sustained personal flight has eluded us. But the future is here! Finally we can all take flight as Martin Aircraft in New Zealand releases the first commercially-available jet pack! A bit of history... Like many science fiction concepts, the jetpack design has become firmly entrenched in the collective psyche: ask anyone to draw you a jetpack and they will give you a man with two fiery pods strapped to his back...
  • My Rant on the GOP (Vanity)

    02/19/2010 10:35:53 PM PST · by TCH · 33 replies · 699+ views
    TCH | February 19, 2010 | TCH
    When rubber must meet road, the GOP is as clear as the mud in a Louisiana swamp. Oh, they talk a good game; but, in the end, they act no different than the Democrats. Somewhere in Washington D.C. there must exist a vast graveyard of detached spines... since I have yet to encounter a sitting Republican who is still in possession of his, and the Democrats never had one to begin with … except when it comes to screwing the American people – then they are indefatigable juggernauts, while the Republicans practice their knitting. The GOP is infested by a...
  • Do You Have A Blog? If So What Is The URL?

    01/07/2010 9:19:41 AM PST · by OneVike · 34 replies · 662+ views
    1/7/10 | One Vike
    With the explosion of opinionated blogs on the web, and any of a number of sites that will give anyone a chance to blog for free, I was wondering how many Freepers have a blog. If you have one, would you mind sharing your URL address and a little blurb about the theme of your blog. Many here know that I have two blogs, one for my political beliefs and one for my religious beliefs. For me I use the political one as a repository for the articles I write for my local news paper, the Enterprise Record. My religious...
  • Baucus denounces video as ‘personal smear’

    12/28/2009 8:34:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 90 replies · 3,593+ views
    helenair.com ^ | 12/28/09 | MIKE DENNISON
    Sen. Max Baucus' office Monday denounced a widely viewed Internet video that suggested Baucus was drunk on the Senate floor last week, calling it an "untrue, personal smear" designed to attack Democrats' health-care reform legislation. "This is beyond the pale, and this type of gutter politics has no place in the public sphere," said Baucus spokesman Ty Matsdorf.
  • Everyone in Britain could be given a personal 'carbon allowance'

    11/13/2009 6:04:57 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 23 replies · 888+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 11/09/09 | Unknown
    Everyone in Britain should have an annual carbon ration and be penalised if they use too much fuel, the head of the Environment Agency will say. Lord Smith of Finsbury believes that implementing individual carbon allowances for every person will be the most effective way of meeting the targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. It would involve people being issued with a unique number which they would hand over when purchasing products that contribute to their carbon footprint, such as fuel, airline tickets and electricity. If their "carbon account" hits zero, they would have to pay to get more credits....
  • Anglicans warned about joining Catholic Church in anger and haste

    10/25/2009 1:21:48 PM PDT · by stripes1776 · 13 replies · 715+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 24, 2009 | Caroline Overington and Natasha Robinson
    THE Anglican Archbishop of Perth has cautioned disgruntled Anglicans not to join the Catholic Church in anger and haste. Rogert Herft said the Vatican's offer to receive Anglicans would provide a "helpful way for those who wished to join the Roman Catholic Church to do so on similar terms to many Roman Catholics".
  • Personal bankruptcies up 41 percent

    10/02/2009 5:53:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 513+ views
    msnbc ^ | 10/2/09 | rueters
    WILMINGTON, Del. - Consumer bankruptcies soared 41 percent in September from a year before and climbed from August, as high unemployment and the housing market crash took their toll, the American Bankruptcy Institute said on Friday. September filings totaled 124,790, the fourth-highest month since the bankruptcy law changed in 2005.
  • A Hero's Return

    09/18/2009 1:16:46 PM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 12 replies · 1,425+ views
    Mistwalker
    Alone in a crowd of rugged men, nursing his drink in the far corner of the old post town's only tavern: Kaim. A single man strides in through the tavern door. Massively built, he wears the garb of a warrior. His soiled uniform bespeaks a long journey. Fatigue marks his face, but his eyes wear a penetrating gleam—the look of a fighting man on active duty. The tavern's din hushes instantly. Every drunken eye in the place fastens on the soldier with awe and gratitude. The long war with the neighboring country has ended at last, and the men who...
  • general view of life

    09/08/2009 7:22:28 AM PDT · by dvd_babb · 5 replies · 357+ views
    09/08/2009 | dbabb
    Military Veteran, House Raided, Losing House, Current Recession. On 08-24-09, my house which I am losing was raided and my family was treated extremely poorly(injuries). There was nothing found and yet my son was arrested and charged. 40-days later, no court date. Banks received the bailout and yet are not willing to really help because its better for them to receive the additional funds if they forclose. Obama, what the hell, divide up the bailout, give it to the working class that pays taxes. No ? Gee financial recovery for everyone, banks(mortgages), auto mfgr's, farmers, buisness in genral, faster recovery...
  • Gov Sanford & the Never-ending Joke Known as the Republican Party

    06/24/2009 12:18:41 PM PDT · by xzins · 87 replies · 2,790+ views
    Vanity ^ | 24 Jun 09 | Xzins
    Intentional self-destruction of a once powerful voice. 5th column or a huge gathering of extremely stupid people? Your guess is as good as mine. The Pubs continue to be a joke. ZOT!!! Thanks, Mod. I'm beside myself and really can't be held responsible.
  • Obama's personal finances are sound

    05/15/2009 4:56:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,151+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/15/09 | Sharon Theimer - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's personal finances appear to be on sound footing even as the nation's economy struggles, a financial report he released Friday shows. Obama and his wife Michelle have $1.4 million to $5.9 million in assets, not counting their Chicago home. Their holdings include up to $265,000 in checking accounts. The president's new financial disclosure report mirrors one he filed a few months ago. Much of the Obamas' wealth comes from the president's best-sellers. The books, "Dreams from My Father" and "The Audacity of Hope," brought in about $2.5 million in royalties last year, according to tax...
  • Seeking Advice from a Freeper Veterinarian (Vanity)

    03/31/2009 8:42:25 AM PDT · by Alberta's Child · 1 replies · 317+ views
    Self | 3/31/09 | Alberta's Child
    Sorry for the vanity post (I do these a few times every year), but I was looking for some advice from a Freeper with a background in veterinary medicine. I am not looking for medical advice about an animal or other "patient," but for some help with a question I have about the field of veterinary medicine and an issues that I am dealing with that may involve health/safety standards for the profession.
  • I want to buy a handgun...

    03/09/2009 4:50:02 AM PDT · by masterbeaver · 51 replies · 2,440+ views
    3/9/09 | Master Beaver
    I want to buy a handgun and would like some opinions on to what I should be looking out for and what kind would be best for me. I do not know much about the features of most handguns and what would best fit me. I like to go to shooting ranges and would like to use my own gun. I would also like to have one in my house just in case. I want a basic pistol that is easy for novice shooters. I don't need anything overpowering or too flashy. What kind of mm do I need and...
  • Question re: Personal Finance. Should I take a loss on mutual funds this year?

    12/26/2008 11:12:10 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 13 replies · 1,561+ views
    FREEPers smarter than me
    QUESTION:Since I expect to owe income taxes for '08, should I sell my mutual funds at a loss to help offset those taxes and make them lower? I really do a good job saving and paying bills but the past six months we've had a lot of stuff "break" at home, plus we've had our hours cut at work and thus a lower income coming into the household. I am contemplating doing this move--and I rarely dip into my mutuals, only for big purchases. But I thought if I took a loss on my mutuals, I would owe less to...