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  • New PragerU Video Shows 2 Scientific Reasons to Doubt Evolution

    10/22/2019 8:18:04 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 21, 2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    New PragerU Video Shows 2 Scientific Reasons to Doubt Evolution On Monday, PragerU released a video giving two solid scientific reasons to doubt the Darwinian theory of evolution. In the video, Stephen C. Meyer, who earned a Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science and who serves as a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, lays out two key flaws in the evolutionary theory that is often taught as gospel truth in may high schools and colleges.Meyer begins the video by quoting evolutionary biologist and New Atheist Richard Dawkins, who claimed that anyone who does not believe in evolution...
  • Saturday Stuff

    10/19/2019 2:48:51 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 42 replies
    email | 10/18/2019 | unknown
    Questions with no apparent answers: 1. If poison expires, is it more poisonous or is it no longer poisonous? 2. Which letter is silent in the word "Scent," the S or the C? 3 Do twins ever realize that one of them is unplanned. 4. Why is the letter W in English called double U? Shouldn't it be called double V? 5. Maybe oxygen is slowly killing you and It just takes 75-100 years to fully work. 6. Every time you clean something, you just make something else dirty. 7. The word "swims" upside-down is still "swims" 8. 100 years...
  • Read the Latest "IMPRIMIS"

    10/17/2019 12:03:48 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 14 replies
    Imprimis | 9/12/2019 | Myron Magnet
    Clarence Thomas is our eras most consequential jurist.....
  • Reading Suggestions for Aquinas’ Five Ways

    10/16/2019 6:11:40 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 4 replies
    Evolution News ^ | October 16, 2019 | Michael Egnor
    Reading Suggestions for Aquinas’ Five Ways Michael Egnor October 16, 2019, 4:35 AM In discussions with atheists and materialists, theists have powerful resources at our disposal. Our perspective is supported by a rigorous and elegant metaphysical framework, that began with Plato and particularly Aristotle, is synthesized by St. Thomas Aquinas, and continues with the work of many superb philosophers today.  At the core of our dispute with atheists is the evidence for the existence of God. Of course, His existence can be proven — as convincingly as any question about existence can be proven and more convincingly than any scientific...
  • Education: Why has cheating become an epidemic?

    10/14/2019 4:17:13 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 34 replies
    Renew America ^ | June 27, 2019 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    (A look back. This article was first published seven years ago. The public didn't know this sort of information, but you can be sure the people running education knew everything. Did they move to fix things? No! Everything got worse and more reckless until the big cheating scandal broke this year and we had the spectacle of athletic coaches accepting bribes to say that kids played sports they had never played. K-16 in America has become increasingly corrupt.) ––––––––––– Pundits routinely assert there is a cheating epidemic in American education. A few statistics can confirm the extent of the problem....
  • About That Che T-Shirt

    10/10/2019 7:57:13 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 19 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 9, 2019 | Lawrence W. Reed
    About That Che T-Shirt Think twice about adding a Che Guevara T-shirt to your Christmas giving this year. Let’s say that all you knew about Adolf Hitler was that he painted scenic pictures, postcards, and houses in Vienna, loved dogs and named his adorable German Shepard “Blondie,” and frequently expressed solidarity with “the people.” You might sport a T-shirt adorned with his image if you thought such a charismatic chap was also good-looking in a beret. But your education would be widely regarded as incomplete.If you later found out that the guy on your T-shirt was a mass murderer, you...
  • Blakefield Wildcat Cartridges

    10/09/2019 7:06:24 PM PDT · by txnativegop · 18 replies
    today | Me
    I need help with firearms identification for Blakefield Wildcat cartridges. I found references to 12-cal., 14-cal., and 17-cal., wildcats listed with the name "Blakefield" on the old Qual-Cart site. I know nothing of these cartridges or firearms. I am hoping there might be a Freeper who has some knowledge of these cartridges and the guns so chambered.
  • Is This The End Of The Lithium-Ion Battery?

    10/02/2019 1:27:49 PM PDT · by amorphous · 90 replies
    OilPrice.Com ^ | Oct 01, 2019 | By Tsvetana Paraskova
    Researchers have been in a race to find ways to improve lithium-ion batteries. They are also looking to develop alternatives to the lithium-ion battery that would be lower cost and more sustainable to manufacture. And they may just have found one. Aluminum-based batteries would be cheaper to make, because aluminum is the third most abundant element in the Earth’s crust after oxygen and silicon. Aluminum is also light-weight and could be ideal for use in batteries.
  • VANITY: Follow the Sequence of Socialism

    09/27/2019 10:02:46 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 8 replies
    Self-Published | 9/27/19 | Jonah Kyle
    Venezuela timeline 2001 Voted for Socialist president on "Income Inequality"2004 Private healthcare is completely socialized2007 All higher education becomes "free"2009 Socialist banned private ownership of guns2012 Bernie Sanders praises their "American Dream2014 Opposition Leaders are imprisoned2016 Food/ healthcare shortages become wide spread2017 Constitution and elections are suspended2019 Unarmed citizens massacred by own government United States timeline? 2021 Voted for Socialist president on "Income Inequality"2024... It took only one generation of progressive leadership to plunge Venezuela into civil war. Why should it be any different for the USA?ALWAYS follow the sequence of socialism. Always.
  • Serving Those Who Served US

    09/24/2019 1:36:05 PM PDT · by Openurmind
    After the rollout of President Trump’s Maintaining Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act (MISSION Act) Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie responded to the previously predicted problems on “One story said to ‘expect glitches.’ Another said it was ‘confusing.’ Some lawmakers who supported the bipartisan bill suddenly warned about the possibility of ‘overreach’ by the Trump Administration, while others warned of a ‘ tech nightmare.’ But thanks to thousands of dedicated VA workers around the country and President Donald J. Trump’s support for this historic reform, elements of the MISSION Act took effect on June 6, and veterans immediately...
  • The Warren Court Said That 1A Denigrated the Right Of Officials to Sue For Libel. That was WRONG.

    09/16/2019 7:26:53 PM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 10 replies
    Self ^ | 9/14/2019 | Self
    Antonin Scalia pointed out that the Bill of Rights was not enacted to change anyone’s rights. At all. The Bill of Rights was created not to change anyone's rights but to set in concrete the already established rights of the people. That is explicitly the burden of the Ninth Amendment: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. And where the First Amendment refers to “the” freedom . . . of the press, it explicitly means that freedom of the press as it existed in 1787...
  • Things Libs Say

    09/12/2019 10:01:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Vanity ^ | 09/12/2019 | Chicagoconservative27
    I was eating lunch yesterday in the marketing dept at work with a few people. This lady who is a lib who never really talks politics brings up a story about going to dinner with her boyfriend. She was at a small mom and pop fast food restaurant in the drive up. The girl behind the counter give them the food without asking for payment. My coworker says, i would never not pay for food at a small mom and pop business! I would feel guilty. But, if it was McDonald's or a big fast food chain i would take...
  • Real Time Thread on Free Republic on 09/11/2001

    09/11/2019 4:48:08 PM PDT · by LibertyWoman
    Free Republic ^ | 09/11/2001 | Various Freepers
    This thread is gripping. It is in real time during the attack. This was posted earlier this morning but hope that a repost is ok. It is something all members (imho) should go through. It's been updated through the years but you can clearly get the 'feel' of that terrifying morning.
  • New artifacts suggest first people arrived in North America earlier than previously thought

    09/09/2019 5:35:16 PM PDT · by Openurmind · 69 replies
    Oregon state University ^ | August 29, 2019 | Michelle Klampe
    CORVALLIS, Ore. – Stone tools and other artifacts unearthed from an archaeological dig at the Cooper’s Ferry site in western Idaho suggest that people lived in the area 16,000 years ago, more than a thousand years earlier than scientists previously thought. The artifacts would be considered among the earliest evidence of people in North America. The findings, published today in Science, add weight to the hypothesis that initial human migration to the Americas followed a Pacific coastal route rather than through the opening of an inland ice-free corridor, said Loren Davis, a professor of anthropology at Oregon State University and...
  • Any Canucks here?

    09/02/2019 8:01:14 AM PDT · by NachOsten · 48 replies
    Long story, need advice on naturalized cit rights
  • Communism at "Peace"

    09/01/2019 6:21:59 PM PDT · by Bogle · 16 replies
    Communism at "Peace" ^ | June 1, 2019 | McCachren James
    Communism at "Peace": An Outline of Non-Wartime Communist Atrocities / --No victims in any category below have been double-counted. / --Outside Peru, no war-related deaths or imprisonments have been included.
  • Is there a website that keeps track of progress on the border wall?

    08/29/2019 11:24:05 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 12 replies
    I'm just wondering if there is one, because it would be nice to be able to have a handy reference when dealing with liberals.
  • Bernie Sanders’ ‘Prisoner Bill of Rights’ Guarantees Free Phone Calls, Video Chats, ‘Living Wage’

    08/20/2019 10:38:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 8/19/2019 | Craig Bannister
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has unveiled a “Prisoner Bill of Rights” he plans to enact, if elected president, guaranteeing unlimited, free phone calls and video chats for inmates. The “Prisoner Bill of Rights” is detailed as one element of Sanders’ comprehensive “Justice and Safety for All” criminal justice reform plan. In the “End Profiteering in Our Criminal Justice System” section of his overall plan, Sanders argues that, since the prison phone industry is a billion-dollar-a-year business, taxpayers – and not inmates – should foot the bill: ‘The prison phone industry, for example, is a monopoly business worth more than $1...
  • 28 Shot, 5 Fatally, over Weekend in Democrat-Controlled Chicago

    08/19/2019 10:03:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 8/19/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Twenty-eight individuals were shot, five fatally, over the weekend in Democrat-controlled Chicago. NBC Chicago reports the first of the weekend’s fatalities was a double murder that occurred in a shooting around 4 pm Friday. The fatality occurred Sunday evening, when a 41-year-old man was shot twice and killed on South Crilly. Earlier Sunday a 46-year-old woman was shot and killed while “driving southbound in the 5100 block of South Prairie.” The other shooting fatality occurred around 4 am Saturday, when a 45-year-old man driving a car was shot by a man who was standing on the sidewalk.
  • The Beltway Snipers: Agents of Chaos

    08/19/2019 9:26:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 8/14/2019 | Will Dabbs
    John Allen Muhammad was born in 1960 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as John Allen Williams. At age three Williams’ mother died of breast cancer, and his father left town. His maternal grandfather and an aunt subsequently raised the boy. In 1978 Williams enlisted in the Louisiana Army National Guard and trained as a Combat Engineer. Seven years later he transferred to the Regular Army. In 1991 he deployed to Kuwait in support of the First Gulf War. While in uniform Williams qualified Expert with the M16A1 rifle and trained as a mechanic, truck driver, and metalworker. He would later put...