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  • The Big Short

    09/21/2016 3:10:00 AM PDT · by klimeckg · 14 replies
    There is a scene in the movie The Big Short where Michael J. Burry, played by Christian Bale, is leaving his office and is asked by an employee, "If the investors withdrawal whats going to happen? Michael Burry responds, " The bonds are not going down, they wont move. It's possible that we are in a completely fraudulent system." Michael Burry knew that his math was right and that the bonds were suppose to go down and they didn't. Looking at the patterns of Obama and Hillary and the globalists like the Bush family, it all seems as though they...
  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/17/2014 4:36:52 PM PDT · by Kansas58 · 915 replies
    Vanity | 9/17/2014 | Vanity
    A very disturbing number of Freepers are openly advocating, on Free Republic threads, for the defeat of Senator Pat Roberts and other good Conservative Republicans. Greg Orman, in Kansas, is a pro abortion, anti gun, tax and spend Liberal Democrat who has given tens of thousands of dollars to Obama and Pelosi and the Democrat Party and Harry Reid. I am called an "idiot" for supporting Roberts. However, I think that those on Free Republic who support Harry Reid and Greg Orman should be ZOTTED, kicked off the site. I have had enough of there hate filled, vindictive, misguided trash.
  • The One I Thought I Knew

    10/06/2009 5:52:10 AM PDT · by kindred · 63 replies · 2,326+ views
    The Ignorant ^ | October 6, 2009 | DJP
    Many dear, professing “Christians” today, who are dear and sincere in their Christian traditions and personal beliefs, believe in a DIFFERENT Christ (i.e., they have “their own” Jesus). Therefore they - either knowingly or unknowingly - have rejected the CHRIST of the Holy Scriptures.I personally know how this works. I once had “my own” Jesus. For years I was a practicing Roman Catholic. From the womb I was taught and raised in the traditions of the Catholic faith (ideology), and in true sincerity I went to church every week, prayed every night, and practiced the Golden rule, but I lived...
  • FBI and CIA with there pants down allow spy to walk!

    05/14/2008 8:36:30 PM PDT · by straps · 2 replies · 166+ views
    Isreal Web Site and Jihad Watch
    * May 14, 2008 Illegal alien FBI agent/translator who illegally accessed files on Hizballah investigations gets no jail time, $750 fine by Jerry Gordon, American Congress for Truth blog, May 14, 2008 prouty-picture.jpgWell, Judge Cohn in the Detroit Federal District Court let Hezbo sister, marriage fraudster and former CIA and FBI translator, Nadia Nadim Prouty go without not much of a slap on the wrist. Read the Detroit Free Press story here. He gave her this ’sentence’ because, allegedly, she “served the United States with distinction in Iraq and elsewhere, at times placing herself in peril on behalf of her...
  • Poor Farmers Invoke Land Law To Get Their Hands On South Africa's Richest Diamond Mines

    09/30/2006 5:48:21 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 633+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-1-2006 | Stephen Bevan
    Poor farmers invoke land law to get their hands on South Africa's richest diamond mine Stephen Bevan in Taaibosch (Filed: 01/10/2006) Deep in the bushveld of South Africa's far north, 20 miles down a dirt track from the nearest road, the dusty township of Taaibosch is an unlikely place to find the owners of one of the country's most valuable pieces of real estate. Yet the residents of its rows of tiny brick huts, baking in the harsh sun, may soon be declared joint proprietors of South Africa's richest diamond mine. John Matlathi, 66, the village's head man, and other...
  • Why Christians should welcome, rather than stigmatize, unwed mothers and their children.

    09/20/2006 6:23:31 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 386 replies · 3,924+ views ^ | 9 16 06 | Amy Laura Hall
    Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, had a way with words. In 1922, she wrote a book chapter titled "The Cruelty of Charity." Charity toward the poor, especially toward poor immigrants, she opined, only "encourages the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others, which brings with it … a dead weight of human waste."
  • Soldiers Have ‘Luck’ On Their Side

    06/13/2006 4:20:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 439+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Doug Pfeffer
    U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class “Lucky” sniffs for weapons and explosives while manning a traffic control point at the Sadr al Yusufiyah water treatment facility May 14, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Doug Pfeffer Soldiers Have ‘Luck’ On Their Side Sgt. 1st Class Lucky is a two-year-old white lab that specializes in locating weapons caches by scent. By U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Doug Pfeffer2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment CAMP STRIKER, Iraq, June 13, 2006 — While deployed to Iraq, soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, have gained assistance in the searching of...
  • Neanderthals Take Out Their Small Blades

    05/16/2006 12:51:33 PM PDT · by blam · 40 replies · 1,293+ views
    Science News ^ | 5-16-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Neandertals take out their small blades Bruce Bower From San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the Paleoanthropology Society and Society for American Archaeology meeting Excavations of Neandertal artifacts at two caves in northern Spain have yielded an unexpected discovery—a trove of thin, double-edged stone blades that researchers usually regard as the work of Stone Age people who lived much later. In 2005, Federico Bernaldo de Quiros of the University of Léon in Spain and his coworkers unearthed small stone blades, which they called bladelets, lying amid larger, characteristic Neandertal stone implements in a cave called El Castillo. All the finds came...
  • Americans Open Their Hearts to Servicemembers

    11/29/2005 5:05:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 292+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 29, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2005 – As the traditional gift-giving season gets under way, American people, corporations and service groups are showing their gratitude to American servicemembers, especially those who are deployed, in combat zones, or have been wounded. "The outpouring from the public of good will, compassion and recognition for the sacrifices of these military personnel is remarkable and very gratifying," said Stephen Epstein, director of the Standards of Conduct Office within DoD's Office of the General Counsel. However, Epstein added, recent misunderstandings that have been reported in the media have surfaced about what can and can't be donated to...
  • Iraqis expand their basic training

    11/15/2005 5:32:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 271+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 15, 2005 | Sgt. Matthew Wester
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq (Army News Service, Nov. 15, 2005) – Ten days has been added to Iraqi basic training and a second group of Iraqi soldiers has begun the new 24-day cycle. "It started off as a two-week program,” said Staff Sgt. Michael J. Munoz of the 80th Division, who serves as operations noncommissioned officer at the academy. During the 24 days of training, Munoz said the recruits now learn drill and ceremony, weapons marksmanship, squad-level movement techniques, room-clearing procedures and how to operate traffic-control points. Instructors are able to go into greater detail when teaching the individual skills because...
  • Iraqi 'Desert Protectors' Prove Their Worth

    11/07/2005 3:39:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 384+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 7, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2005 – Specially recruited and trained Iraqi forces are making their mark in operations against insurgents in Iraq's Anbar province, a senior U.S. military officer said Nov. 6 in Baghdad. These "Desert Protector" troops operate in western Anbar province alongside more than 2,000 regular Iraqi security forces, U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Don Alston, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman, told reporters. The protectors are Anbar residents, recruited by the Iraqi government and given weapons and other training that they employ to fight insurgents operating in their backyard, Alston said. Currently, 29 Desert Protectors are trained, Alston said....
  • Corpsmen with 2/2 stand by their Marines

    10/21/2005 4:19:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 320+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 21,2005 | Pfc. Chistopher J. Ohmen
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Oct. 21, 2005) -- “Corpsman up!” is the first thing that comes to a Marine’s mind when one of his buddies is wounded. With the Navy medical personnel in the battalion spread out over the unit’s area of operation, the Marines of 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, know help is close by if someone gets hurt. “Any slow days are good days at the Battalion Aid Station,” said Navy Lt. Craig C. Benson, the battalion medical officer. With a battalion of Marines to take care of, there is never a day when there isn’t at least one...
  • Huachuca troops fine-tune their communications gear

    10/06/2005 7:49:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 303+ views
    CAMP VIRGINIA, Kuwait —As Fort Huachuca soldiers wait for their communications equipment to arrive, some are fine-tuning systems that have been in Kuwait for years. A number of tropospheric systems were at Camp Doha were moved to Camp Virginia, where members of the 11th Signal Brigade repaired, checked out and inventoried the four tropos — as called by GIs — that send radio signals into the atmosphere and scatter the signals back to Earth to be used by the Army. Staff Sgt. Jeremy Brown said the systems will eventually head for Iraq, where soldiers of the 40th Signal Battalion will...
  • Ancient Peruvians Loved Their Spuds

    10/04/2005 2:03:24 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 774+ views
    ABC Net ^ | 10-4-2005 | Maggie Fox
    Ancient Peruvians loved their spuds Maggie Fox Reuters Tuesday, 4 October 2005 The humble chip originated from potatoes grown in Peru about 7000 years ago (Image: iStockphoto) The first cultivated potato was grown in what is now Peru, researchers say, and it originated only once, not several times, as some experts propose. The genetic study shows the first potato known to have been farmed is genetically closest to a species now found only in southern Peru, the US and UK researchers write online, ahead of print, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "This result shows the potato...
  • Bretons Speak Up To Save Their Dying Language

    09/30/2005 6:10:46 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 876+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-1-2005 | Colin Randall
    Bretons speak up to save their dying language By Colin Randall in Brest (Filed: 01/10/2005) They have their own schools, bilingual road signs, vibrant festivals and dubbed Perry Mason repeats on television. But even the most passionate champions of the Breton language admit that its survival is in question. A pupil in Relecq Kerhuon reads Tintin in Breton Native speakers are ageing, their numbers falling by 15,000 a year. And among those remaining, there is anger that the French government does more for Brittany's large influx of British settlers than for those campaigning to save Breton from extinction. Along the...
  • With Rucksacks On Their Backs, The Suicide Bombers Go On A Dummy Run (UK)

    09/20/2005 5:34:56 PM PDT · by blam · 320+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-21-2005 | John Steele
    With rucksacks on their backs, the suicide bombers go on a dummy run By John Steele, Crime Correspondent (Filed: 21/09/2005) Three of the four London suicide bombers staged a "dry run" of their attack nine days before the atrocity which killed 52 people, police revealed yesterday. The men, dressed casually and carrying rucksacks similar to the ones in which they would later carry bombs, spent three hours in London checking times and security around an area between King's Cross and Baker Street. Mohammad Sidique Khan, Shehzad Tanweer and Germaine Lindsay were captured on CCTV as they conducted the reconnaissance. Scotland...
  • Mexican police cracking down on violence around border nightclubs (suggested solution given)

    08/29/2005 4:48:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 452+ views
    KVOA ^ | 8/29/05
    Police cracking down on violence around border nightclubs YUMA, Ariz. San Luis, Mexico, police are tired of rowdiness at town nightclubs. They're doubling their presence near the city's nightclubs in response to recurring weekend violence. Police have placed between 16 and 20 patrol cars in the center of town near the clubs. They've also have stepped up I-D checks before patrons are allowed to enter clubs. A San Luis police commander says many underage teenagers try to enter the clubs. Mexico's drinking age is 18. Authorities say many are coming into San Luis Rio Colorado from the U-S. Mexican police...
  • The Venona decodes, their meaning and interpretation, are too large a subject for this thread.

    07/23/2005 11:09:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 507+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 7/24/05 | liberallarry
    The Venona decodes, their meaning and interpretation, are too large a subject for this thread.
  • In a 5-4 ruling last week, the justices of the Supreme Court determined...

    06/28/2005 9:26:29 PM PDT · by SonOfTheRepublic · 14 replies · 551+ views
    6-28-2005 | Son Of The Republic
    Supreme court justices give their okie dokie to commercial land developers to sieze their homes and property and turn them into sprawling malls and bus stops.
  • Deadliest Memorial Day weekend in Georgia history (29 Americans lose their lives)

    06/01/2005 5:38:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 642+ views
    WALB ^ | 5/30/05
    Deadliest Memorial Day weekend in Georgia history May 30, 2005 Albany-- It's after 4 p.m. on Monday and only a few more hours left of the Memorial Day weekend. "It's crunch time. We've got to get the word out to everybody to slow down, buckle up, don't be in a rush these last few hours," says Sergeant Jamie Sullivan of Georgia State Patrol. Law enforcement officials are still hitting the roads pretty strong. "The increased volume of traffic of course we need to increase the volume of troopers on the highway," says Sullivan. Holiday weekends are when they see the...