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  • Lessons learned from Oregon software failures [NOT]

    04/16/2014 5:58:27 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 8 replies
    Oregon Business ^ | 1/2/2014 | ERIC FRUITS
    Cover Oregon’s fizzled launch has been a high profile disaster for the state. After spending $160 million, Oregon’s health insurance exchange had exactly zero people sign up for private insurance in the first two months. Now Cover Oregon claims to have enrolled 7,300 people. However, the fine print from the Cover Oregon press release reveals that the suspiciously round number is actually an estimate. In fact, Cover Oregon has not indicated that a single person has paid their first bill, which is the industry’s measure of enrollment. As with any bureaucratic failure, finger-pointing is an unavoidable stage. Rather than trying...
  • 2006 interview with shooting suspect Frazier Glenn Cross

    04/16/2014 2:17:52 PM PDT · by ncfool · 1 replies
    KMBC TV, Kansas City, Missouri (from 2006) ^ | April 14, 2014 | Dan Weinbaum
    Watch: 2006 interview with shooting suspect Frazier Glenn Cross. Kansas City Reporter Dan Weinbaum of KMBC TV.
  • Off the Grid: Ready to Pull the Plug on City Power?

    04/16/2014 12:39:56 AM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 4 replies
    Houzz.com ^ | 4/14/2014 | Jen Dalley
    "Most men appear never to have considered what a house is, and are actually though needlessly poor all their lives because they think that they must have such a one as their neighbors have. … Shall we always study to obtain more, and not sometimes be content with less?” ― Henry David Thoreau Living with less, as Thoreau described in Walden, is something many of us seek. We need a reprieve from our gadget-filled lives, so we travel deep into the wilderness, where utility services are sparse and renewable resources are necessary. But what if we want to extend our...
  • U S Govt. Promotes Islam in Czechoslovakia

    04/15/2014 4:32:47 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 13 replies
    Critics say the project's underlying objective is to convert non-Muslim children to Islam by bringing proselytizing messages into public schools under the guise of promoting multiculturalism and fighting "Islamophobia." The group recently ran an advertisement promising to pay 250 Czech korunas ($13 dollars) to any student aged 15 to 18 years who would attend a two hour presentation about Islam. More recently, Muslims in the Czech Republic have tried to ban a book they say is Islamophobic, and have filed a ten-page criminal complaint against its formerly-Muslim author. The Czech government has approved a new project aimed at promoting Islam...
  • Looking for a good book recommendation on WWI

    04/15/2014 4:18:24 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 104 replies
    4-15-2014 | Kosmickitty
    After listening to one of my favorite podcaster, Dan Carlin & his Hardcore History, about the beginning of World War I, I would love to find out more about this time in history. I know that Freepers are a well read bunch and I am asking for any recommendations you may care to make in a good book covering this time in history.
  • I Went To The Bundy Ranch Protest This Week-end & Liked What I Saw --(11 Pictures)

    04/14/2014 3:01:10 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 29 replies
    rightwingnews ^ | April 14, 2014 | John Hawkins
    "This is why the whole question of whether he “paid his fees” is a red herring. The government changed the rules in an effort to drive people like him out of business. Even if he had paid, he’d still have had to break the rules to survive. That’s the position bureaucrats put him in. Obey our silly, arbitrary rules designed to protect a desert tortoise that no one can show he’s hurting in any way or give up your way of life...."
  • Bundy Boots the BLM – Is This a Significant Moment?

      Bundy Boots the BLM – Is This a Significant Moment? By Staff Report - April 14, 2014 Nevada Rancher: 'The Citizens Of America' Got My Cattle Back ... After a tense standoff with the Bureau of Land Management, the Nevada Rancher at the center of the disagreement proclaimed that "the citizens of America" got his cattle back. Rancher Cliven Bundy reached a deal with the BLM Saturday allowing the cattle that had been removed from the BLM land to be released back onto the federal lands. But Bundy is still on the hook for the fees he owes...
  • A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

    04/13/2014 9:24:41 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 29 replies
    USA.gov ^ | 4/13/14 | USA.gov
    A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and AgenciesHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Republican-led efforts to rein in government spending are pointless because there is nothing left to cut in the almost $4 trillion-a-year federal budget.“The cupboard is bare. There’s no more cuts to make. It’s really important that people understand that,” Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”September 22, 2013
  • Health-Care A Success.Great!So Will Democrats Pay Us Back The Billions Spent On It?

    04/03/2014 4:02:41 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 4 replies
    The Democrats are celebrating the unexpected success of Obama-Care.And so excited that it finally went over 40% Approval!,Fine,Wonderful!,But what about the Billions they took from us tax-payers to implement it?,Are we all going to get a check in the mail?,Think of this debacle as buying stock in depends.You risk $25,000 in the investment and when the diapers makes a profit,you would expect that $25,000 and profits back into your account.Americans and the GOP should use this as something to run on as well.The ads would be great!
  • How to Make Your Headlights Shine Like New

    04/01/2014 8:17:39 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 71 replies
    popularmechanics ^ | March 31, 2014 1:30 PM | By Michael Austin
    "Most headlights are made of polycarbonate plastic, which is durable and scratch-resistant. But over time polycarbonate clouds over, mostly due to UV rays that degrade the outer layer of plastic. ..... .....Good do it yourself project;
  • Water Heater Rescue

    03/29/2014 6:23:09 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 71 replies
    "Water Heater Rescue exists to teach people how to maintain hot water heaters to last for decades -- a unique concept. We also provide guidance to buyers. And troubleshooting: We have solutions to your problems, whether it's that your water heater is on the fritz or that your hot water smells like rotten eggs. Here..is knowledge ....." .....;
  • "Trained to Kill"

    03/29/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 53 replies
    http://www.killology.com/ ^ | August 10, 1998 | Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
    Are we training our children to kill? I am from Jonesboro, Arkansas. I travel the world training medical, law enforcement, and U.S. military personnel about the realities of warfare. I try to make those who carry deadly force keenly aware of the magnitude of killing. Too many law enforcement and military personnel act like "cowboys," never stopping to think about who they are and what they are called to do. I hope I am able to give them a reality check. So here I am, a world traveler and an expert in the field of "killology," and the largest school...
  • CoinSummit Live Video Stream and Agenda

    03/25/2014 10:21:12 AM PDT · by Errant · 2 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 25 March 2014
    The CoinDesk team will be covering the sold out CoinSummit event in full. If you’ve not made it to San Francisco for the conference, you can still follow the action on CoinDesk’s Twitter feed (@CoinDesk), as well as watching the CoinSummit Live Stream.
  • The Incompetence Of The Federal Reserve And Deep State Is Unavoidable

    03/25/2014 9:50:03 AM PDT · by Errant · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 25 March 2014 | Charles Hugh-Smith
    It's not the managers who are incompetent, it's the organization itself that is incompetent. I received a number of interesting reader responses to my previous entries on the incompetence of the Federal Reserve and the Deep State: The Federal Reserve: Masters of the Universe or Trapped Incompetents? (March 21, 2014) Why Is Our Government (and Deep State) So Incompetent? (March 6, 2014) Some readers thought I was underestimating the power of these institutions to pursue essentially unlimited money-printing and related global strategies. While I understand the apparent power of unlimited money-printing and global Empire, my point (poorly articulated the first...
  • Auroracoin Airdrop: Will Iceland Embrace a National Digital Currency?

    03/24/2014 2:55:56 PM PDT · by Errant · 16 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 24 March 2014 | Daniel Cawrey
    Auroracoin, the “cryptocurrency for Iceland”, will begin distributing auroracoins to the country’s citizens this week, starting tomorrow, 25th March. The distribution, which is being called Airdrop, will send 50% of the total auroracoins in circulation to the country’s populace. Icelandic residents that enter their permanent resident ID on auroracoin’s official website will receive 31.8 AUR (roughly $385 at press time). The fourth-place digital currency in terms of overall market cap, Auroracoin quickly rose to prominence even amongst the myriad of new digital currencies for its unique approach to community building. Further, as it climbed up the market cap leaderboard, auroracoin...
  • Australian Manufacturer Debuts First Cashless Bitcoin ATM

    03/24/2014 8:13:52 AM PDT · by Errant · 13 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 24 March 2014 | Jon Southurst
    An Australian company says it has produced one of bitcoin’s holy grails: a cashless ATM that allows users to buy bitcoins using a credit card, and sell bitcoins via a direct deposit to their bank account. The first fully functional Diamond Circle ATM arrived from its manufacturer in Brisbane this week. Unlike competing ATMs and vending machines that rely on QR codes and cash, Diamond Circle’s solution is based on near-field communication (NFC) technology with paper receipt backups. This unique approach is the brainchild of CEO Stephen Rowlison, a seasoned FinTech (financial technology) entrepreneur with 30 years of IT experience...
  • 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...
  • Bitcoin Price Move Below $600 Continues

    03/22/2014 12:31:38 PM PDT · by Errant · 42 replies
    Market Oracle, UK ^ | 22 March 2014 | Mike_McAra
    Cutting right to the chase: we don't think going short is a good idea yet. Just when you would think the situation with Mt. Gox couldn't get any stranger, it has. Apparently, the exchange "found" almost BTC 200,000 in one of its old wallets this month. The coins would be currently worth approximately $115 million. A statement published yesterday on the exchanges website reads: MtGox Co., Ltd. had certain old-format wallets which were used in the past and which, MtGox thought, no longer held any bitcoins. Following the application for commencement of a civil rehabilitation proceeding, these wallets were rescanned...
  • The 1 officer who stands between you and militarized police

    03/18/2014 9:21:35 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 15 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/ ^ | 3/18/14 | Jack Minor
    In 2012, state lawmakers in Delaware – with the support of Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden – pushed through legislation that redefined the duties of sheriffs and their deputies to that of process servers and prisoner transport. The legislation stripped them of all arrest authority to the point where animal control and the game warden had more authority. Christopher and other supporters of the constitutional role of the sheriff, however, are fighting back. “The battle of liberty is never over. We are attempting to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot overturning the law stripping...
  • War Stories: An Interview With David Mamet

    03/13/2014 2:41:43 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 4 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | March 13, 2014 | David Masciotra
    "The combative nature of human beings in relationships with each other and in the understanding of themselves is the essence of the tragic view,” Mamet said before continuing, “The marvelous thing about my discovery of conservative philosophy and economics is that it made sense with my previous experience in the world. It is saying that there are things beyond our understanding, but by observing them we might be able to deal with them. We can never completely do away with the final remainder of discomfort, mutual loathing, and self-doubt, because that is part of the human condition. Whatever we do,...
  • Al-Qaeda Unveils New Magazine Aimed at Western Jihadis

    03/12/2014 2:49:05 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 10:06AM GMT 10 Mar 2014 | By Rob Crilly, Islamabad
    "Al-Qaeda unveils new magazine aimed at Western jihadis Advert for 'Resurgence' magazine uses words of Malcolm X in appeal to disaffected Muslims in US and Europe, as it turns focus away from Middle East" SNIPPET: "Al-Qaeda is starting an English language magazine as part of a fresh effort to recruit and inspire Western jihadis to launch attacks in their own countries, according to security analysts. A video posted on YouTube uses the words of Malcolm X to justify violent struggle, before announcing the name of the magazine, Resurgence." SNIPPET: "However, the new magazine appears to be the first English language...
  • Are You Looking For A Job?

    03/10/2014 9:00:27 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 41 replies
    TRUTHUSA.COM. ^ | TRUTHUSA.COM.
    Are You Looking For A Job? ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A JOB? Forum Board. Read the forums and/or post your jobs, questions, and comments. (Click Here.) ON THE INTERNET: http://news.google.com/news/search?aq=f&um=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=career+fair http://news.google.com/news/search?aq=f&um=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=job+fair http://www.careerjet.com/ http://www.careerprofiles.info/job-search.html http://www.careerbuilder.com http://www.theladders.com/ http://www.bullhornreach.com http://geo.craigslist.org http://www.indeed.com http://hotjobs.yahoo.com http://www.dice.com http://www.jobbankusa.com http://www.vault.com http://www.job.com http://www.jobbankinfo.org http://jobcircle.com http://www.localjobs.com http://www.indeed.com http://www.simplyhired.com http://www.jobcentral.com http://www.linkedin.com http://www.biznik.com http://www.firstjobresource.com/ http://www.snagajob.com ttp://www.linkup.com http://www.groovejob.com http://www.jobsonline.com http://www.fiveoclockclub.com/ http://regionalhelpwanted.com/corporate/our_sites_usa.cfm http://www.helpwanted.com http://www.recruitmilitary.com http://www.defenselink.mil/sites/c.html#civjobs http://www.policeone.com/careers http://www.officer.com/jobs http://www.firehouse.com/showcase/jobs http://jobsinsecurity.org http://www.heritage.org/About/Careers/ http://site.heritage.org/about/jobbank/index.cfm http://www.nrahq.org/careers/ http://www.nrahq.org/careers/jobs.asp http://www.savvysenior.org/seniorresources.htm#EMP http://www.retirementjobs.com/ http://www.seniors4hire.com http://workathome-jobs.jobamatic.com http://www.christianet.com/christianjobs/ http://www.higheredjobs.com/ http://twitter.com/jobs4writers http://www.efinancialcareers.com/ http://www.rigzone.com/jobs/ http://www.clearancejobs.com/ http://www.clearedconnections.com/Default.asp http://www.ClearedJobs.Net/ http://www.intelligence.gov/ https://www.cia.gov/careers/index.html http://www.fbijobs.gov/ http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/careers/ http://www.usajobs.gov/mostpopularjobs/index.asp http://www.usajobs.gov http://www.tsa.gov/join/index.shtm http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/a9custom.aspx http://www.ice.gov/careers/index.htm http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html http://www.job-applications.com http://ncoajobsource.org http://www.rcmp.ca Note: TRUTHUSA.com is not associated with...
  • Art Lovers and Artists: Your Attention Please!

    03/08/2014 12:56:22 PM PST · by Auntie Mame · 23 replies
    The Master Secrets Summit ^ | 03-08-14 | Auntie Mame
    A painter friend of mine is putting on a web convention of famous contemporary artists. It includes interviews with Marvin Mattelson, Albert Handell, Fernando Freitas, and many other Masters in the art world. I apologize for not posting this sooner, as it's been going on for a week now and is only available until March 26, 2014. There have been six interviews released with a new one every day. If you are an artist or art-lover, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to gain information and inspiration to help transform your own art or hear from the masters. This is really...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin goes OTR with Greta 3-7-2014

    03/07/2014 7:09:00 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | March 7, 2014 | sarahnettoo
    Sarah with Greta On the Record. Very interesting. She gearing up for her speech tomorrow. Video here.
  • $113m in Gox Money Believed To Be Moving Through Block Chain

    03/07/2014 4:42:13 PM PST · by Errant · 15 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 7 March 2014 | Danny Bradbury
    Large amounts of bitcoins previously handled by Mt Gox, which have lain dormant for years, have started moving on the block chain. Since the exchange blew up at the end of last month, people have been wondering where the stolen coins went, and have tried to trace some movements between Gox addresses. One participant on the bitcoin talk forum recalled an IRC conversation between Gox CEO Mark Karpeles and various users, which allegedly took place on June 23, 2011.
  • Liberal Term"Access To Quality Health-Care".But Isn't More Like,"Access To Severe Doctor Shortages"?

    03/06/2014 4:04:25 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 6 replies
    We have all been hearing the same liberal excuse why Obama-Care is a success.Free and Affordable access to quality health-care.Why hasn't anyone ever asked a top liberal leader/spokesperson on live TV any questions regarding doctor/specialist shortages and the need for maybe a million new doctors for the 40 million uninsured?Have we all said "Such Bullchit" every time a heath-care activist brings up "Quality/Free Access To Health-Care"?,these liberal buffoons just pretend that the world is full of doctors and there are never long lines in private pratices,hospitals and the dreaded E.R. !!
  • Letter from McCain

    03/05/2014 1:20:52 PM PST · by Don Corleone · 28 replies
    Letter from McCain | 3/5/14 | John McCain
    Dear Mr. Thank you for contacting me. I appreciate hearing your views. I am a proud conservative. If you examine my record, you will find that I am fiscally responsible and have consistently fought against Washington pork barrel politics. I believe in tax reform and in deep tax cuts for the American people. I also believe in the need to allow Americans to invest a portion of their Social Security in private accounts as well as school choice that allows parents to free their children from failing schools. I remain a strong supporter of our Armed Forces, a national missile...
  • Banking Trojan Caphaw is being distributed through Youtube ads!

    03/03/2014 9:39:01 AM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 15 replies
    Emsisoft News ^ | 3-3-14 | Steven
    Caphaw Trojan Found in Youtube Ads In Malware, Malware Alerts by steven on February 25, 2014 | Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Русский 99 EmailShare youtube-logoLast Friday – under the shadow of two critical zero day exploits on Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash – researchers at Bromium Labs discovered malware in an advertising network connected to Youtube. Specific details are yet unknown and the threat has yet to be completely mitigated. As of Friday, Google Security was made aware of the issue and is currently investigating the matter with Bromium. What is Known The malware being served is a Caphaw banking...
  • 10 day survival pack for your vehicle for just $25

    02/28/2014 8:40:58 AM PST · by virgil283 · 71 replies
    backwoodshome ^ | By Jeffrey Yago
    "It seems like every winter there are news stories of people getting stranded for weeks in bad weather while driving through the many remote areas of our country....I have written many articles about how to prepare your home for a power outage or national emergency, but today I want to address how to be prepared for an emergency when traveling in your car... .....;
  • New Jersey Man Escapes 5 Year Sentence After Dash Cam Footage Clears Him Indicts Cops

    02/27/2014 3:30:10 PM PST · by OneWingedShark · 55 replies
    WABC of New York ^ | 23 Feb 14 | NewsAttackNow
    Evidence from a dashboard camera on a police cruiser ended a nightmare for a New Jersey man facing false charges of eluding police, resisting arrest and assault. Prosecutors dismissed all the criminal charges against Marcus Jeter, 30, of Bloomfield, N.J. and instead indicted two Bloomfield police officers for falsifying reports and one of them for assault after the recording surfaced showing police officers beating Jeter during a traffic stop, according to WABC of New York. A third has pleaded guilty to tampering. Jeter's defense attorney requested all recorded evidence, but the police failed to hand over a second tape until...
  • Why Google doesn’t care about hiring top college graduates...

    02/26/2014 6:13:46 PM PST · by virgil283 · 10 replies
    qz.com ^ | 26Feb14 | Max Nisen
    "Google has spent years analyzing who succeeds at the company, which has moved away from a focus on GPAs, brand name schools, and interview brain teasers...Google looks for the ability to step back and embrace other people’s ideas when they’re better. “It’s ‘intellectual humility.’ Without humility, you are unable to learn,” Bock says. “Successful bright people rarely experience failure, and so they don’t learn how to learn from that failure....Those people have an unfortunate reaction, Bock says: “They, instead, commit the fundamental attribution error, which is if something good happens, it’s because I’m a genius. If something bad happens, it’s...
  • Active State Forces [list of State Guards/State Defense Forces]

    02/25/2014 8:30:47 PM PST · by matt1234 · 34 replies
    [In light of obama's threats to the governors, many have asked if the Several States have their own military forces, not subject to federalization. Here's the list with links to each.] The following is a list of the nation's twenty-three active state defense forces.  AlabamaAlabama State Defense Force   AlaskaAlaska State Defense Force   CaliforniaCalifornia State Military Reserve   ConnecticutConnecticut - Governor's Foot and Horse Guard Units   GeorgiaGeorgia State Defense Force   IndianaIndiana Guard Reserve   LouisianaLouisiana State Guard (Louisiana State Military Department)   MarylandMaryland State Defense Force   MassachusettsMassachusetts State Defense Force   MichiganMichigan Volunteer Defense Force   MississippiMississippi State Guard   New JerseyNew Jersey Naval...
  • Living Trust And / Or Will

    02/24/2014 5:54:34 AM PST · by knarf · 72 replies
    self ^ | February 24, 2014 | knarf
    I've come to a time in my life when I should make some decisions about what happens when I'm gone ...
  • Has This Company Found a Workaround for Mt. Gox Withdrawals?

    02/22/2014 10:12:35 AM PST · by Errant · 18 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 21 February 2014 | Joon Ian Wong
    A new market will allow Mt. Gox customers to trade funds in their exchange accounts for bitcoin, effectively allowing bitcoin withdrawals despite an official freeze. The service, Bitcoin Builder, has also created an arbitrage opportunity for traders who wish to exploit the growing spread between the price of bitcoin on Mt. Gox and other major exchanges. According to the market’s founder Josh Jones, some 14,500 BTC (about $8.1m) worth of trades have been executed since it was set up on 11th Feb.
  • Ronald Reagan Quote

    02/21/2014 6:02:26 PM PST · by Innovative · 72 replies
    2003 | Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan on the importance of political compromise (in his own words) An American Life (his autobiography) | 8/7/03 | Ronald Reagan Posted on ‎8‎/‎7‎/‎2003‎ ‎2‎:‎05‎:‎04‎ ‎PM by Diddle E. Squat "When I began entering into the give and take of legislative bargaining in Sacramento, a lot of the most radical conservatives who had supported me during the election didn't like it. "Compromise" was a dirty word to them and they wouldn't face the fact that we couldn't get all of what we wanted today. They wanted all or nothing and they wanted it all at once. If you don't...
  • Another Liberal Lie:"It's Not Where We Want It To Be"

    02/21/2014 5:08:23 AM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 3 replies
    Right from mid-2009 to the present.How many times have we heard our "Liberal Leaders" say,"It's Not Where We Want It To Be"?,Unemployment at 15%?,GNP at 1.5%?,Deficit at 1 Trillion?,and of course, "Only 6 Individuals Have Enrolled Into The Affordable Health-Care Act".So anyone see a pattern here?And anyone been screaming back to their TV's ,"BullChit!!!".Of course the Democrats want to keep Unemployment at 15 to 20%!,Of course the Democrats don't care about debt&deficit.What Difference Does It Make!?,Yah? Well,let's see "What Difference It Makes" Come November!
  • THREAT MATRIX 2014 #1

    02/18/2014 9:15:57 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 51 replies
    TM CREW | February 18, 2014 | Freepers Who Care
    Stars and Stripes Forever? Or will the Hammer and Sickle fly triumphantly over American Soil? Be aware. Be wary. Understand what you are seeing and do not allow yourselves to become complacent. The country you save may be your own.
  • After Five Years,Liberal Commentators Still Use The Same Excuse."Well,When Bush Was President".

    02/18/2014 3:16:06 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 23 replies
    Even to this day,when they ask liberal commentator questions regarding the current "Ambassador-Gate",first thing they say,"Well When Bush Was President".Now keep in mind,according to liberals,Bush was a blockhead,dumbest President since Carter.So why is it OK with liberals/democrats for Obama to make the same embarrassing mistake?,So what they are assuming is that Obama is on the same intelligence level as George Bush?,It's actually very childish to keep referring to the previous boss."Well,the last manager stole cash from the register and called his employees racist names"So why can't I"?, Pretty much explains the vulgarity we have been hearing from liberals since Obama...
  • (Vanity post) request for informational assistance

    02/16/2014 9:43:24 PM PST · by ColdSteelTalon · 12 replies
    Need some help with a debate I am having with someone.
  •  “They mean well. They just can’t get their act together”

    02/11/2014 2:57:38 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 14 replies
    RightSideNews.com ^ | Jan. 7, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [SUMMARY: Forget all the excuses. Little that happens in education is accidental.]---------Perhaps the most repeated cliché in American education is this: “They mean well. They just can’t get their act together.”  Teachers, parents, politicians, and editorial writers repeat this cliche when they want to forgive the Education Establishment for creating so many destructive policies and dumbed-down schools.  It’s a sweet and hopeful sentiment. Unfortunately, it’s not true.  They don’t mean well.  And they have got their act entirely together. That’s precisely our problem.  A hundred years ago John Dewey and his followers settled on this formula: they would take over the schools...
  • Five facts about Fox News

    02/09/2014 8:24:04 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    Pew ^ | Jan 14, 2014 | Jesse Holcomb
    January 14, 2014 Five facts about Fox News By Jesse Holcomb One of the most closely observed—and powerful—figures in the news business, Fox News Channel President Roger Ailes, is the subject of a 560-page biography being released today. Even before its publication, “The Loudest Voice in the Room” by journalist Gabriel Sherman has triggered jousting matches between Ailes’ legions of critics and defenders. Whatever one’s view of Ailes, it is undeniable that he has turned the 17-year-old Fox News Channel into a powerhouse that dominates the cable news ratings and wields substantial power in the world of conservative politics. Below...
  • A Society on the Brink of Anarchy

    02/02/2014 8:26:55 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 134 replies
    Most people would be terrified at the thought that their world might soon transform into a state of complete "anarchy." However, in one sense that is precisely what humanity needs. To many, the term "anarchy" implies violent chaos and bloody mayhem, and a complete breakdown of organized society-- a situation no decent person wants. What the word literally means, however, is "rule by no one," a society without any ruling class. And while people are right to believe that authoritarian "law and order" is the opposite of "anarchy," they are wrong to put their faith in the former, or to...
  • Free Republic Recipe Thread for Feb 2, 2014 (Game Day)

    02/02/2014 7:43:04 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 19 replies
    FreeRepublic Cooks | Feb 2, 2014 | libertarian27
    Welcome to the FReeper Recipe Thread. Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or three- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites! Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe.
  • Did Anyone Notice?,Three Most Important & Vital Issues Not Mentioned In State Of The Union.

    02/01/2014 7:32:41 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 8 replies
    Although pretty much any important issue and scandal was not brought up last Tuesday night,Wouldn't you expect to hear about the Gross National Product,The Debt and "The Actual Employment Situation"?In general, wouldn't they be the leading indicators of "The State Of The Union"? or maybe the speech/update was only intended for the "Dumb-Informed"?,For the 3rd/4th time since 2009,we have all been INSULTED after watching the recent SOTU speeches,maybe till 2017,we can just refer to them as "The State Of The Stupid" Speeches?
  • Making Sense of the Senseless

    02/01/2014 3:34:25 PM PST · by virgil283 · 4 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | January 31, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    "I have been using the Republican Party generically, and ....I should have been specifying it's the Republican Party leadership that is hell-bent on ramrodding through this amnesty plan......It turns out the leadership distributed their own position on amnesty to the media. The upshot of it is that it seems like two-thirds of the House rank-and-file is opposed to what the leadership in the House is trying to push. It might be three-fifths. But the point is it's probably more accurate to say it's not the entire Republican House. Obviously you have some Tea Party people in there, and you've got...
  • Sniper Basics For The SHTF Survivalist

    01/30/2014 8:03:04 PM PST · by Errant · 104 replies
    Alt Market ^ | 30 January 2014 | Brandon Smith
    Editor’s Note: The following primer for Survivalist Snipers is a must-read (and implement) for anyone who is serious about preserving their life and liberty in the event of a worst-case scenario. Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com has generously contributed his time and energy to developing this guide and sharing it with our community.(Pictured: Alt-Market.com founder Brandon Smith)God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best - VoltaireFor a long time sniper tactics have been consider by many, even in the military, to be akin to a kind of state designated “murder”...
  • Malformed FileZilla FTP client with login stealer

    01/28/2014 10:08:51 AM PST · by Utilizer · 25 replies
    avast antivirus blog ^ | January 27th, 2014 | Malware Analyst Workforce
    Beware of malformed FileZilla FTP client versions 3.7.3 and 3.5.3. We have noticed an increased presence of these malware versions of famous open source FTP clients. The first suspicious signs are bogus download URLs... Malware installer GUI is almost identical to the official version. The only slight difference is version of NullSoft installer where malware uses 2.46.3-Unicode and the official installer uses v2.45-Unicode. All other elements like texts, buttons, icons and images are the same. The installed malware FTP client looks like the official version and it is fully functional! You can’t find any suspicious behavior, entries in the system...
  • 300,000-year-old hearth found: Microscopic evidence shows repeated fire use in one spot over time

    01/28/2014 3:05:36 AM PST · by Islander7 · 21 replies
    Science Daily ^ | Jan 27, 2014 | Weizmann Institute of Science
    Summary: When did humans really begin to control fire and use it for their daily needs? Scientists discovered in the Qesem Cave, an archaeological site near present-day Rosh Ha'ayin, the earliest evidence -- dating to around 300,000 years ago -- of unequivocal repeated fire building over a continuous period. These findings help answer the question and hint that those prehistoric humans already had a highly advanced social structure and intellectual capacity.
  • Google Autocomplete Embarrasses Us (and Our States) Again

    01/27/2014 3:03:59 PM PST · by onyx · 30 replies
    The Wire (What Matters Now) ^ | JAN 26, 2014 12:52PM ET | ADAM CHANDLER
    Google's Autocomplete function remains a steady source of chuckles, disappointments, and unintentional insights. Case in point: pic.twitter.com/2kz40lBCOJ — Elle Reeve (@elspethrb) January 26, 2014 While by no means always a source of goodwill, Google Autocomplete also reminds us of what we—the royal Googling "we"— wish to know about the world around us. Take, for instance, our curiosities about the 2012 presidential candidates. The same principle when applied to each American state yields a mosaic of obvious caricature and unexpected intrigue. This weekend, Amazing Maps released a recent map of the top Google Autocomplete query for each American state. The formulation...
  • Dallas Cowboys Stadium Seating and Atmospheric CO2

    01/27/2014 11:31:06 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 1/27/2014 | Anthony Watts
    With the possibility of the coldest Super Bowl ever coming this week, this story about CO2 concentration seemed appropriate. Ryan Scott Welch writes: Anthony as you know, many people don’t know much about the earth’s atmosphere. For example, when questioned about how much CO2 is in our atmosphere most people give me a guess of somewhere between 30% and 70%. When I tell them that CO2 is only 0.04% or really about 395 ppm (parts per million) they generally look at me as if I was speaking some kind of foreign language. The layman simply cannot convert 0.04% of the...