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    05/15/2020 10:50:43 AM PDT · by MrChips · 31 replies
    vanity | 05/15/2020 | MrChips
    Has anyone else seen the new Biden commercial? The man make we ill, but I have to admit this commercial was pretty good. Its intent is essentially to portray him as a man of great character. Near the beginning, it is all about his family and with pictures of family members popping up in the background, awhile a phrase "stricken by tragedy" appears. Oh Holy Barf! Biden is always gratuitously dragging out either the auto accident that killed his wife and daughter or the cancer that killed his son, as if no one else on earth suffers such things. That...
  • Rep. Omar says she received death threat

    08/29/2019 12:47:41 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 104 replies ^ | 8/28/19 |
    <p>On Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted out a picture of a death threat she had received.</p> <p>Omar's office confirmed that the threat was reported and that police are investigating the incident.</p>
  • Iranians say their ‘bones breaking’ under US sanctions

    06/24/2019 6:30:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 24, 2019 | Nasser Karimi and Mohammad Nasiri
    As the U.S. piles sanction after sanction on Iran, it’s the average person who feels it the most. From a subway performer’s battered leather hat devoid of tips, to a bride-to-be’s empty purse, the lack of cash from the economic pressure facing Iran’s 80 million people can be seen everywhere. Many blame President Donald Trump and his maximalist policy on Iran, which has seen him pull out of Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and levy punishing U.S. sanctions on the country. In recent weeks, Iran has threatened to break out of the deal unless European powers mitigate what...
  • Trump told McCabe to ask his wife how it felt to be a loser: report

    01/29/2018 3:41:30 PM PST · by markomalley · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/29/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    President Trump reportedly told then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe that he should ask his wife, who had lost a bid for political office in Virginia, how it felt to be a loser, NBC News reported Monday. Trump made the remarks in a phone call to McCabe the day he fired FBI Director James Comey that was placed to demand why Comey was allowed to fly on a FBI plane from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., after being fired. McCabe told Trump that he hadn’t been asked about the flight but that he would have authorized it if he had. Trump...
  • No illness detected in Ebola patient's fiancee, family

    10/19/2014 6:49:36 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 102 replies
    WFAA ^ | 10/20/2014 | WFAA
    <p>Louise Troh, whose fiance Thomas Eric Duncan,became the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with Ebola, says she and her family are showing no signs of the deadly disease after a 21-day quarantine.</p> <p>Duncan died on October 8.</p>
  • Trayvon Martin Foundation To Host Summit For Mothers Who Have Lost Children to Gun Violence

    05/03/2014 4:45:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Uptown / CocoaFab ^ | May 3, 2014
    The Trayvon Martin Foundation will host a two-day healing retreat for mothers who have experienced gun violence. The “Circle of Mothers Empowerment Retreat,” spearheaded Sybrina Fulton will be held in Weston, Florida from May 16-18 and will include workshops, empowerment seminars, and keynote speeches by influencers including rapper Tupac Shakur‘s mother Afeni Shakur. Fulton is inviting all mothers, not just African-Americans, who have lost a child. “The loss of a child is unbearable,” she said in a statement. “The goal of this retreat is to gather together women, who like myself have experienced every mother’s nightmare.” Both Shakur and Fulton...
  • America's future: No longer worth celebrating

    07/21/2012 3:48:50 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7-20-12 | Tom Tancredo
    July 4th used to be my favorite holiday. Now, not so much. What happened? Independence Day has always been a day to join friends and neighbors in the celebration of America’s greatness, its unparalleled achievements and its unbounded future. It was the one day it was cool to be a “super patriot,” and that was super cool. We used to celebrate what President Reagan called, “that shining city on a hill.” America was a beacon of hope and bastion of freedom, an example to the world – a beacon and an example not because of special history but because of...
  • RIP: United States of America

    07/03/2012 8:00:55 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 70 replies
    7/3/12 | originalbuckeye
    September 17 1787-June 28 2012 The once great USA died last Thursday. The American Dream, work hard and get ahead without oppressive Government interference, is gone for now. What will rise from the ashes of the Obama and SCOTUS destruction?
  • The Significance of Tithing Settlement (Mormon - open)

    10/28/2011 12:19:53 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 36 replies · 1+ views
    L.D.S. org ^ | Dec. 2000 | Kenneth L. DuVall
    Kenneth L. DuVall, “The Significance of Tithing Settlement,” Liahona, Dec. 2000, 40 Tithing is an important test of our personal righteousness. President Joseph F. Smith (1838–1918) said: “By this principle it shall be known who is for the kingdom of God and who is against it. … By it it shall be known whether we are faithful or unfaithful” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith [1998], 276). The question is, to whom is our faithfulness to be known? First, we must be satisfied in our own hearts that we have paid an honest tithe. It is important...
  • ***I Still Expect To Pull The Lever For Sarah***

    10/06/2011 5:08:40 AM PDT · by The Wizard · 132 replies
    Stardate: 1110.6
    Because I posted this last night: ***Who Needs A Knife: Stabbed In The Back By Someone We Loved*** along with a few comments as to why I felt that way, I wish to hasten to point out my love and devotion to Madam President and all she stands for.... I, like many others, were deeply hurt by this unexpected announcement, and being so reacted in the way I did.... But For the record, I want all my fellow Freepers to know that I still back her 100%, and having slept on it, stand by comments made on my TV show:...

    07/12/2010 3:01:35 PM PDT · by the_conscience · 572 replies · 1+ views
    7/12/10 | SELF
    Recently I was reading a particular denominations Caucus thread and noticed that a particular FReeper’s posts were being removed. As I read the comments to the removed posts I came to realize that this FReeper was raised and spent some time in their adulthood in that particular denomination. At the same time I noticed that a self proclaimed Hindu was posting on that thread without recrimination. One of the great accomplishments of Western Civilization is the concept of the “rule of law”. The Magna Carta was perhaps the first document in early European Civilization to elucidate the concept: No free...
  • Why so series?...hugh?

    01/11/2010 7:00:31 PM PST · by Jihadi Du Jour · 69 replies · 1,760+ views
    Free Republic | today | me
    "bandwidththief; bloggymcblogger; blogpimp; blogselfpromo; blogspam; checkoutmyblog; comeseemyblog; didjareadmyblog; ihaveablog; iminteresting; listentome; lookatme; payattentiontome; pimpmyblog; readme; readmyblog; readmyramblings; trollingforhits" ? NO HARM NO FOUL NO FREEPERHATE. :)
  • Progressives decry resignation of Van Jones

    09/07/2009 2:04:01 AM PDT · by South40 · 38 replies · 1,368+ views
    SFGate ^ | September 7, 2009 | Joe Garofoli
    The middle-of-the-night resignation Sunday of longtime Bay Area activist Van Jones as a White House environmental adviser left many progressives angry at the Obama administration for buckling to conservative criticism of Jones' controversial past comments and actions. The administration is losing not only one of the nation's leading environmentalists, progressives say, but one of the few liberal voices with President Obama's ear. Jones resigned amid a furor over his signature on a 2004 petition questioning the government's actions around the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Supporters say the administration surely knew his background when they appointed Jones, the first African American...
  • Unsurprisingly, illegal deported for armed robbery finds NYT in his corner

    12/08/2008 8:29:19 AM PST · by HollyButler · 5 replies · 485+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | December 7, 2008 | Warner Todd Huston
    A criminal without legal status deported by US immigration officials is the subject of the latest pity party thrown by The New York Times. The Times seems to find it lamentable that this gang member and armed robber was deported from "his homeland" — that would be the USA — to Cambodia, the land of his birth (one he left when he was a 3-year-old). Why does the NYTimes bemoan the deportation of this thug? Why would he make a fine American despite his criminal history? He can dance, man!
  • Hershey to Close Reading, Pa., Plant

    04/24/2007 8:21:11 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 311 replies · 4,140+ views
    Forbes ^ | April 23, 2007
    Hershey to Close Reading, Pa., Plant The Hershey Co., the nation's leading candy maker, said Monday that it will shut down a plant in Reading as part of a wider move to cut labor and materials costs. The closing, which will affect about 260 unionized employees, is the company's second plant-closing announcement in a little over two months. "Our network operates at less than half of capacity (over seven days) and we must make significant changes to remain competitive," Hershey (nyse: HSY - news - people ) spokesman Kirk Saville said. Saville said the company would work out severance agreements...
  • Dubai Firm Formally Submits to U.S. Security Review

    03/03/2006 6:00:17 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 51 replies · 895+ views
    AP via Fox News ^ | Friday, March 03, 2006
    WASHINGTON — A United Arab Emirates company formally submitted Friday to a highly unusual, broader examination by the Bush administration of potential security risks over its plans to take over significant operations at major U.S. ports. The new, 45-day investigation was aimed at quieting the furor in Washington over the administration's earlier approval of Dubai-owned DP World's $6.8 billion purchase of London-based Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co.
  • Inmate Who Killed Self Left Note On Death Row Pressures

    01/12/2006 1:22:36 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 13 replies · 677+ views
    Fort Wayne.Com ^ | 1/11/2006 | AP via Fort
    MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. - A convicted murderer who was denied his wish to be executed left a suicide note in which he wrote of the pain of watching others on death row agonize over their fates. Charles E. Roche Jr., 42, of Hammond was found dead in his Indiana State Prison cell early Tuesday hanging from a bed sheet braided into a rope and tied around his neck, the Indiana Department of Correction said.
  • Epiphany of a Patriot

    03/06/2005 6:47:28 AM PST · by nhman1 · 79 replies · 1,870+ views
    One Disenfranchised and Disgusted Ex-Patriot | March 6th, 2005 | Marc Snider
    I used to be a patriot. I still remember driving to work in a surreal fog on the morning of 9/11, awash in the emotion and pain of my recent separation from my ex-wife, ex step-daughter, and daughter. I was aghast when I heard the radio broadcast relaying that a plane had hit the WTC, and then further shocked still when the second impact was reported. I would alternate between extreme sadness for the victims and rage toward the perpetrators in the days that followed those heinous events, though the pain I felt I was sharing with the American community...
  • One-Time Lawyer Finds Job Hopes Riding on E-Mail

    06/29/2003 10:10:49 AM PDT · by Archangelsk · 31 replies · 258+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/29/03 | David Finkel
    One-Time Lawyer Finds Job Hopes Riding on E-Mail By David Finkel Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, June 29, 2003; Page A01 First in a series of occasional articles NEWARK, Ohio Monday begins with good news, exactly the opposite of what Stuart Adkins has come to expect. "Congratulations," the e-mail Adkins is reading starts off, and that first word alone is enough to flood him with an emotion he hasn't felt in nearly two years. Later, he will describe it. "Jubilation," he will say. But for now, he reads what comes next -- "on successfully advancing to Level 2 of the...
  • Overly Advantaged California Student Sues To Enter Berkely

    08/14/2002 3:16:41 PM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 20 replies · 419+ views
    Transterrestrial Musing Weblog ^ | August 14, 2002 | Rand Simberg
    Del Norte Vista, CA (APUPI) In a case reminiscent of the famous Bakke decision, a California high school senior is suing the University of California over their refusal to admit him to their prestigious Berkely campus, despite his sterling biography and SAT score of over 1700, under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Todd Hepplewitt, an honors student at Caca Fuego High, in Del Norte Vista, is claiming that, in today's society, he's handicapped by his lack of hardship in life. He contends that the difficulty of making it in a victimized society, and getting no government or institutional support, is...