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  • Potential for human superbugs in cow manure: study

    04/22/2014 5:37:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/22/14 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Cow manure, commonly used to fertilize vegetable crops, contains a high number of genes that can fuel resistance to antibiotics, a US study out Tuesday found. These genes come from the cows' gut bacteria, and while none have yet been found in superbugs that are infecting humans, researchers said the potential is real. The research was done by scientists at Yale University, who sampled manure from a handful of dairy cows at a farm in Connecticut. In those samples, they found 80 unique antibiotic resistance genes. About three quarters were unfamiliar. Genetic sequencing showed they were only...
  • How can it be a state if the central government controls 86% of its land and all of its resources?

    04/22/2014 10:51:05 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 76 replies
    April 22, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Sounds like the very definition of elitism. The elites in Washington DC, most of whom have never set foot in Nevada (outside a casino), controlling what the local citizens can or cannot do on the land within their state boundaries? This is not the way America was intended to be governed. Ever heard of local control? Self-government? States rights? To many of us out here in the West, pursuit of happiness means ranching, farming, logging, mining, drilling, hunting, fishing, or just living in and enjoying God's great outdoors. It's un-American and unconstitutional for unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington DC to...
  • John Wayne Movie Marathon on TCM Monday Night Through Early Saturday

    04/21/2014 5:11:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 64 replies
    Monday, April 21, 2014 | Kristinn
    Now through early Saturday morning it is nothing but John Wayne movies on Turner Classic Movies. Link to TCM where you can peruse their schedule to maximize your viewing pleasure.
  • Why I Don't Give to Summer Camp for Underprivileged Kids

    04/22/2014 6:36:34 AM PDT · by econjack · 55 replies
    4/22/2014 | Econjack
    Well, it's that time of year again. I get multiple calls from various charities--paid callers for The Police Athletic League seem particularly active--asking me for money so they can send an inner-city youth to a summer camp. I always ask a charity for an audited financial statement before I'll consider giving. Honest charities should be willing to do this. I do this because years ago I found one well-known charity that collected more than $33 million, but "after expenses" paid only $18000 to the actual charity. The rest was "admin and marketing expenses". Well, yesterday I got the Summer Camp...
  • Join me In Celebrating Scorched Earth Day

    04/22/2014 7:48:33 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 28 replies
    MeshugeMikey | April 22,2014 | MeshugeMikey
  • How many in government have ObamaCare coverage?

    04/21/2014 9:26:52 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 16 replies
    4/21/2014 | dragnet2
    I've heard some of our representatives have been exempt from ObamaCare. Is the Senate exempt along with Congress? This seems to beg the question, what about all the governors, mayors, legislators, state employees, county commissioners, the endless staffs of those in D.C., attorney generals, city attorneys, police chiefs, judges, and millions of others in government? Are they all exempt too?
  • Welcome to 2014!

    04/20/2014 12:30:11 PM PDT · by dvan · 8 replies
    NA | NA
    Welcome to 2014: • Our Phones - Wireless • Cooking - Fireless • Cars - Keyless • Food – Fatless • Tires –Tubeless • Dress – Sleeveless • Youth – Jobless • Leaders – Shameless • Relationships – Meaningless • Attitudes – Careless • Babies – Fatherless • Feelings – Heartless • Education – Valueless • Children – Mannerless • Country – Godless We are SPEECHLESS, Congress is CLUELESS, Our President is WORTHLESS ! GOD HELP US !
  • Poll: Should the U.S. keep Obamacare? (FREEP a NJ poll)

    04/20/2014 9:13:17 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 66 replies
    South Jersey Times ^ | April 19, 2014
    Should the U.S. keep ObamaCare? Yes No I don't know
  • Obama Meets Froggie The Gremlin!.. The Press Conference to End All

    04/20/2014 7:56:43 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 38 replies
    MeshugeMikey | April 20 2014 | MeshugeMikey
  • So Why is Mark Steyn No Longer at National Review?

    04/19/2014 4:48:06 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 97 replies
    04.19.14 | chickensoup
    So Why is Mark Steyn No Longer at National Review? I didn't even find him in the contributing editors section. I do go to but reading Steyn was a good 40% of why I subscribe to NR.
  • The Domestic Terrorist of The Year Award!

    04/19/2014 12:48:03 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 13 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | April 19, 2014 | Meshugemikey
    . Senator Harry Reid, former boxer, former human being
  • Are there out-of-sequence fossils that are problematic for evolution?

    04/17/2014 9:15:11 AM PDT · by fishtank · 62 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 4-17-2014 | by Gary Bates and Lita Cosner
    Are there out-of-sequence fossils that are problematic for evolution? by Gary Bates and Lita Cosner Published: 17 April 2014 (GMT+10) In his debate with Ken Ham, (the ‘science guy’) Bill Nye dogmatically claimed, and asked Ham, to cite any out of order fossils in the geologic record, because if there were any, it would be problematic for the evolutionary model. Due to the seeming confidence of Nye’s assertion (and that it was not answered during the debate), many have contacted us for an answer on this single question. In addition, while out on ministry our speakers have mentioned how this...
  • The race is over!

    04/17/2014 8:09:03 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 77 replies
    Email ^ | April 17, 2014 | Nancy Mace
    <p>Haven’t you heard? Lindsey Graham is going back to the US Senate!</p> <p>If you read tales from the New York Times and watched MSNBC lately that is what you may assume.</p> <p>However, here on the ground in South Carolina, reality for the senior senator is very different. Recently, public polls have shown Lindsey Graham with less than 50% support from members in his own party, and all of his high priced campaign ads are falling on deaf ears with conservative voters who know the truth about Senator Graham.</p>
  • What Putin is rebuilding

    04/16/2014 9:08:34 PM PDT · by dangus · 95 replies
    4-17-14 | Dangus
    No, Putin isn't re-building the third Reich: Chamberlain isn't a historic villain because he did nothing after Hitler seized neighboring German-speaking territories. He's a historic villain because he did nothing after Hitler blamed Christianity for poisoning Europe with weakness, swore to destroy the Jews, build a master race, set fire to the Reichstag, seized all police powers, built concentration camps and THEN invaded German-speaking lands. No, Putin isn't re-building the Soviet Union: He has implemented a flat, low tax rate, struck the authority of local commissars to impose taxes, decriminalized tax disputes, decentralized agriculture and industry, seen the numbers of...
  • Did Sean Hannity Just Say TSA Searches are Okay?

    04/16/2014 2:30:29 PM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 55 replies
    Vanity | 4-16-14 | Self
    I may be wrong, but I think I just heard Sean Hannity say on his show that the TSA searches are okay. It happened just as I came across his show - so I must say up front I may have heard it wrong, or perhaps out of context. If anyone can correct this, please do so. BUT, I think he said something to the effect of he's happy to go thru the process, that if it will keep us all safer, we should all just do it. Now I hope this was out of context, because there's about three...
  • Hey Bloomberg, what about the woman who was violently attacked in Milburn, NJ?

    04/16/2014 7:38:46 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 2 replies
    This morning Michael Bloomberg announced he was starting a $50 million fund to go against the NRA, alongside him on the Today show was a "stay at home mother", Shannon Watts. Shannon, go to YouTube, and punch in the search engine 'brutal attack Milburn, NJ". Watch the video and you will know why guns were invented.
  • Wall Street Set to Cap Painful Week with Losses

    04/11/2014 12:55:03 PM PDT · by AU72 · 5 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | April 11, 2014 | Fox Business News
    Stocks have taken a beating this week, with major market averages looking to end in the red by about 2% as growth stocks sink.
  • Kelly v. Hopper (CAIR) Live on FoxNews

    04/09/2014 6:06:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 16 replies
    Cult of Death at its best. 5.56 mm
  • How to hit Mozilla Financially and still keep their browser(Caveat)

    04/08/2014 3:32:04 PM PDT · by Vendome · 58 replies
    Vanity | 4/08/2014 | Vendome
    So I'm watching this whole "Firefox" uninstall effort going on, with some amusement. Y'all should understand that Google and Firefox have ways of winning even if you uninstall Firefox. I'll cover that in the body of my thread below
  • Church Council of Norway says no to same-sex marriage. [Vanity]

    04/08/2014 11:43:57 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 14 replies
    8 April 2014 | My grey matter
    I can't post the article but somebody gets it Norway. The Council of the Church of Norway has voted down a proposal to allow same-sex marriages to be performed by Norwegian priests. They Council also said they would'nt even allow 'blessings'. Praise G-d but I am sure this is just round 1 of a long fight.
  • Should America Fight World War Three in Order to Defend Estonia?

    04/08/2014 8:57:52 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 173 replies
    Estonia is a little nation of 1.3 million people, which was made a member of NATO in 2004. Estonia was once a province of the Soviet Union. It has a Russian minority that is 25 percent of the population, and Russia has vowed to protect ethnic Russians if they are subjected to mass violence by the Estonian majority. Did NATO make a wise decision to bring in itty-bitty baltic nations that were once part of the Soviet Union? I can understand the importance of preventing the Soviet Union from being brought back into existence. But the lives of American troops...
  • Scott Brown, Gun Control Advocate

    04/08/2014 6:47:02 AM PDT · by Article10 · 55 replies
    Vanity Post ^ | 04/08/14 | Article 10
    Scott Brown is on track to "Pease" the 2nd Amendment
  • The Proper Pace of Political Change.

    04/08/2014 4:17:21 AM PDT · by Jacquerie
    April, 1913 | Senator Elihu Root
    Coincident with ratification of the 1913 amendments to the constitution, New York Senator Elihu Root expressed his concerns in a series of lectures at the alma mater of James Madison, and Woodrow Wilson, Princeton University. He was one of the most respected and influential politicians of the early 20th century. Senator Root spoke freely, without hesitation, the language of our framing generation. As a tidal wave of progressivism swept across America, he clearly feared our overnight transformation from a federal, to a democratic republic. Senator Elihu Root: The Proper Pace of Political Change. (Excerpts): In this country we have set...
  • What's really happening in the Ukraine.

    04/07/2014 1:02:54 PM PDT · by dangus · 87 replies
    many | 4-7-14 | Dangus
    I don't claim to be able to peer into Putin's soul. I don't even claim to be an expert on Russia or the Ukraine. But if we're to have a chance of dealing intelligently in Eastern Europe, we should at least have a mastery of the basic facts. And that's where media sources, left, right and center have made complete fools of themselves. So without wanting to in any way defend the indefensible Yanukovich: If the Russians hadn't been in Crimea, there's no way the Crimeans would've voted to join Russia. Crimea has pretty much always been Russia since its...
  • Freedom vs socialism; paychecks vs safety nets; peace through strength; goodness triumphs over evil

    04/06/2014 10:43:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    April 6, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    I'm getting old and my memory is failing so please correct me where my memory is wrong or if I'm making up memories. Also, please expand where I fall miserably short. It's my recollection that Reagan was so successful because he was a leader with a vision who promoted strength, freedom, optimism, patriotism and righteousness. And he could communicate his vision with commonsense, humility and good humor. He did not succeed by pandering, evolving and adapting. He brought various factions together by promoting the ideas that freedom was much better than socialism, strength better than weakness, fiscal restraint better than...
  • Is Mozilla legally a hostile workplace under both state and federal laws?

    04/06/2014 11:03:10 AM PDT · by airedale · 43 replies
    Hasn't the lead up to, the firing and subsequent press release made Mozilla a hostile workplace not only for those who financially supported Prop. 8 or similar laws, but anyone who does not fully support same sex marriage? Can a Mormon, Evangelical or other conservative Christian, Muslim, religious Jew have a career at Mozilla? Do they have to live in fear if their actual views or suspected views don't comply with Mozilla' s idea of diversity (agree with same sex marriage or be forced out?) Are those news organizations supporting Mozilla' s decision also making their business a hostile work...
  • Mozilla question

    04/05/2014 6:51:15 PM PDT · by airedale · 52 replies
    I was wondering which software companies and developers were pushing for the CEO' s scalp. I know Rarebit is one, but I do not use dating websites. I have already deleted Firefox and Thuderbird, but I want to get rid of any software from the petty tyrants that are on a jihad to enforce there point of view. If we do not stop this in the bud what's next? If you agree pro-life, a small government supporter, conservative or libertarian, support Israel, etc do you lose your job or have to wear some other scarlet letter? Some both here and...
  • Freep this Mozilla Feedback page

    Let them know you've made you sad.
  • The Root of Liberalism

    04/04/2014 8:46:12 AM PDT · by Crucial · 35 replies
    4/4/2014 | myself
    I was thinking about what really drives liberals to make the decisions they make. You could easily say that liberals are more emotional or that they don't think enough about what their positions mean or what consequences could come of them. You could say that they are too idealistic or too immature or too self-centered. Now all this may be true to a degree to but none of this really goes to the root what drives a liberal. What really drives a liberal is a feeling and a reaction to that feeling. Liberals feel inadequate to deal with the world...
  • Vanity: Exit Interview Enclosed, We're Sorry To See You Go

    04/03/2014 2:34:10 PM PDT · by Mastador1 · 16 replies
    Mastador1 | //3 | Mastador!
    I just received a request for an exit interview because I left the Republican Party, which was news to me. I wrote that the party left me not the other way around and that as long as the leadership was m,ore concerned with illegal aliens than enforcing the Constitution and working for actual Americans they could go to H*ll. They asked when the last time I contributed money was and I responded that it was the last time the leadership was Conservative, so Reagan's term. I let them have a good piece of my mind so I know it will...
  • Fund Raisers, really?

    04/03/2014 12:29:42 PM PDT · by HalTa · 4 replies
    Unfortunately, we have a President who is literally ignorant of how and what is responsible for the United States of America becoming the greatest, most admired power in the history of our world. Since there is nothing in his upbringing or personal associations that would make him aware of these facts, he was led to the conclusion by his Marxist/Socialist friends that America had to be fundamentally changed. So now he is President. Since he is totally ignorant as to how a republic works, and his goal is to "get rid" of any opposition, he must get his "orders" from...
  • Holograms

    04/02/2014 12:58:25 PM PDT · by HalTa · 32 replies
    Is it possible that our president, Barack H. Obama, is actually a HOLOGRAM? I don't know of any human being that can day after day, week after week, year after year lie to the American people, PERIOD. If he is a hologram, we must initiate a nationwide alert to find the people responsible and put them out of business. PERIOD.
  • Freep MSNBC Global Warming Poll

    04/02/2014 6:50:10 AM PDT · by dsrtsage · 53 replies
    Anthony Watts Posted a link to this poll. We need to get it to 97% no to be really symbolic
  • Vanity- Now that Obama is such a huge success, States need to immediately stop free ER services.

    04/01/2014 5:27:12 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 18 replies
    4-1-14 | NLZ
    Now that Obama is such a huge success, every state needs to immediately stop Free ER services. One of the Obama-DNC cares selling points was the states costs of offering free Emergency Room Services. No doubt the DNC will be fine with now removing those free services. Right?
  • April Fool: From America with Love

    04/01/2014 1:16:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    April 1, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Don't know if it's already been stated, but every day that the Marxist/fascist Obama squats in the White House is America's April Fools Day to the (formerly) free world. Nothing follows.
  • The Smartest Guy in the Room?

    04/01/2014 9:38:02 AM PDT · by dvan · 18 replies
    email | 4/1/2014 | unknown
    I was just thinking about Enron and all those guys we put in jail… So, the Ukraine buys almost all its energy (natural gas) from Russia. Revenues from natural gas sales are a primary source of income for Russia. Because of the recent disagreement between Ukraine and Russia, Russia is raising the price of natural gas it sells to Ukraine. Ukraine is almost broke and can't afford the increase in the natural gas price because it would be forced into bankruptcy. Obama just announced the United States is giving Ukraine $1 billion to assist in paying for the higher priced...
  • Something Stinks in Nebraska - And it ain't the Cattle

    03/31/2014 6:08:48 PM PDT · by WTFOVR · 21 replies
    March 31, 2014 | WTFOVR
    This stinks to Heaven ... Please explain the Flip-flop in light of Matt Kilbbe’s previous words ... FreedomWorks: Sasse “Supports The Basic Principles Of Obamacare”: “But there’s a problem. Mr. Sasse, a wealthy former business management consultant with a long list of health industry clients, is positioning himself as a staunchly ‘anti-Obamacare’ candidate; but that doesn’t square with his past record, a careful review of which reveals four things: 1. He supports the basic principles of Obamacare, if not all the details. 2. While Obamacare was being drafted, he offered its authors advice on how to improve it. 3. After...
  • Ok I have a question...What(Who)destroyed the California "GOP"?

    03/31/2014 9:50:23 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 148 replies
    21 Mar 2014 | US Navy Vet
    ... Please give us some history.
  • New Castle Mosque Protest Goes Digital

    03/30/2014 10:29:26 AM PDT · by NYAmerican · 9 replies
    Chappaqua Daily Voice ^ | 8/2/12 | NYAmerican
    The limousine liberals of New Castle, NY (aka "Chappaqua", or Clinton H.Q.) continue to fight a mosque in "their backyard". Wonder how many of them strongly supported the mosque @ Ground Zero. (update reported in NY Journal News, "New Castle criticized over Islamic center's review" on 3/30/14)
  • "God's Not Dead" Matches 1st Week Revenue....Unheard Of fFeat!!!

    03/30/2014 8:59:09 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 29 replies
    Amazing screen performance: "God's Not Dead" Looks like God is doing his thing with a bit of help from film viewers, the Duck Commander, Willie Robertson, his great wife, Corie and the magnificent cast and production group led by Actor Kevin Sorbo, etc.!!! As Winston Churchill proclaimed to Herr Hitler after the Battle of Britain..."We are coming for you!!!" and then began sustained, night & day bombing of German Factories & Cities by the RAF & the AAF....we, the people, proclaim to anti-religion, Christian hater, POTUS, Obama, his Godless Academia lap dogs and his media Obamabots: "We, the God believers,...
  • Joe Carr Opens Campaign Headquarters Today

    03/29/2014 3:40:23 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 9 replies
    vanity | March 29, 2014 | Engraved-on-His-hands
    Today in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Joe Carr, candidate for U.S. Senate against incumbent moderate Republican Lamar Alexander, opened his campaign headquarters. I am from east Tennessee, not central Tennessee, and having some other things going on, I missed the first hour; but I arrived just in time to hear the introduction for Congressman Carr and to hear him speak. He did an excellent job, and the crowd was excited and energized. One thing that I found interesting was Mr. Carr’s report about polling that a firm had done. (I think that it is an internal polling firm.) I am not vouching...
  • Weekend respite from it all I have a (vanity) question...

    03/29/2014 10:03:44 AM PDT · by Baynative · 71 replies
    Just me ^ | 3/29/14 | baynative
    Politics and Obama are wearing me down. So, I'm thinking of one of my favorite subjects and looking for some comments on remembering "the first time".
  • Were Pelosi, Feinstein, Boxer, etc given chance to scrub Internet of pic's with Sen. Leland Yee?

    03/28/2014 7:37:02 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 86 replies
    For some odd reason, they seem as rare as public pay phones and customer services. If someone can find one or two, I appreciate it if they could provide a couple. Thank you.
  • In nod to cultural sensitivity, Minnesota considers renaming Asian carp to 'invasive carp'

    03/27/2014 6:35:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 3/27/14 | Mike Cronin - ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — The troublesome fish currently known as Asian carp may get a new name in Minnesota over concern that the current one casts people from Asian cultures in a negative light. Proposals advancing in the Legislature would require the Department of Natural Resources to refer to the fish as "invasive carp," a reference to the threat the non-native fish pose to Mississippi River-area ecosystems. ...
  • Between Two Americas (VIDEO-D'Nesh D'Souza with guest Barack Obama)

    03/25/2014 5:31:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 5 replies
    SafeShare.TV ^ | 3-25-2014 | D'Nesh D'Souza
    March 25, 2014 Between Two Americas D'Nesh D'Souza Click on the picture below for the video↓↓↓
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, the First Lady of the United States of America

    <p>Just wanted to say thanks, Michelle. On behalf of all Americans, thanks SO much for your representation of us to China and the world - AS First Lady.</p>
  • Is anyone else having this problem with Firefox? Please help if you can.

    03/24/2014 5:21:37 AM PDT · by Maceman · 41 replies
    So now when I log on to FreeRepublic, I get this really annoying "bent corner" in the upper right hand corner of the window. It kind of pulsates, and if I hover the mouse over it, it suddenly expands to takes over half the screen. Most annoying is that even when it is in the upper corner, it covers whatever is on the screen under it. Then I get this cancer advertisement. And also I get a "Search with Bing" search window. And if I am on FR, and click on a post to open it in a new tab,...
  • Nebraska Gubernatorial Debate

    03/23/2014 7:22:57 PM PDT · by WTFOVR · 1 replies
    March 23, 2014 | WTFOVR
    Television Re-Broadcast: KSNB 4 to air at 9:25 PM CT, Sun. Mar. 23)
  • Debt Ceiling

    03/22/2014 2:43:43 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 4 replies
    3/22/2014 | MosesKnows
    Debt Ceiling I hear reference to the number of debt ceiling increases as the main factor when comparing presidents. I usually hear that Reagan raised the debt 18 timed. A little research at the Office of Management and Budget web site reveals this is true. The debt ceiling spreadsheet data is from 1940 to the present. I did infer the following from Table 7.3, Statutory Limits on Federal Debt 1940-Current. President Reaganapproved of increasing the debt ceiling 18 times for a total increase of $684.4 Billion, $684,400,000, $684.4 thousand million. President George H.W. Bush approved of increasing the debt ceiling...
  • Chinese Navy (PLAN) Commissions 1st Type 052D Destroyer

    03/22/2014 2:09:17 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 29 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | March 22, 2014 | Jeff Head
    Chinese Navy (PLAN) Commissions 1st Type 052D DestroyerDDG-172, Kunming March 21, 2014 The Chinese Navy commissioned the first of class, Type 052D, destroyer, DDG-172, Kunming, on March 21, 2014. This is a new class of destroyer that is a significant upgrade over the Type 052C, Lanzhou Class, destroyers that the Chinese have finished building six of. The Lanzho Class was Chinas first true multi-rile, wide area defense destroyer employing a sophisticated battle management system, Phased Array Radars, and Vertical Launch missile systems. That earlier class had 48 cells for surface to air missile to defend a large group ships...