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  • Egypt clashes move into fourth day; U.S. worried

    12/19/2011 2:49:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:24pm EST | Marwa Awad and Edmund Blair
    Egyptian security forces fought opponents of army rule in Cairo for a fourth day on Monday and the United States, worried by the violence, urged the generals to respect human rights. Medical sources said the death toll had risen to 13 since Friday. Hundreds have been wounded and scores detained. Police and soldiers using batons and tear gas drove stone-throwing protesters out of Cairo's Tahrir Square, hub of the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in February, overnight. Hundreds had returned to the square by morning after security forces retreated behind barricades in streets leading to parliament, the cabinet office and...
  • Don't let Swift-boaters sail again

    08/15/2008 8:00:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 109 replies · 100+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/15/8 | Eugene Robinson, Washington Post Writers Group
    Here come the goons, right on schedule. The "author," and I use the term loosely, whose vicious lies damaged John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign has crawled back out from under his rock to spew vicious lies about Barack Obama. Right-wing radio talk-show hosts are dutifully transmitting this concocted venom. This presidential campaign has officially gotten ugly. The "author" I'm talking about is a man named Jerome Corsi. In a book published last year, "The Late Great USA: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada," Corsi claimed that George W. Bush was at the heart of a secret conspiracy to subsume...
  • Howard Gardner: ban annual incomes above $4 million

    10/31/2007 11:43:19 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies · 83+ views
    Harvard Magazine ^ | September-October 2007
    In the magazine Foreign Policy, [Howard Gardner] argued in the spring for upper limits on the amount of income an American should be allowed to keep and the amount of wealth that can be passed on to beneficiaries ($4 million a year and $200 million, respectively). “It makes sense to be moderate politically only if there are two sides willing to engage,” he says. “The right wing isn’t just taking over the country, it’s shanghaiing all our values. If there’s a Republican administration after the next election, I would join in efforts for some sort of secession. It’s not the...
  • Edwards Calls Coulter 'She-Devil'

    08/17/2007 5:32:08 PM PDT · by Schatze · 125 replies · 2,992+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | August 17, 2007 | Rick Klein
    Former Sen. John Edwards on Friday fired the latest round in his ongoing verbal feud with Ann Coulter, calling her a "she-devil" at a public event before quickly adding that he shouldn't engage in name-calling. Edwards, D-N.C., was railing against the right-wing media -- including Fox News and Rush Limbaugh -- when he reminded a crowd in Burlington, Iowa, that his wife stood up to Coulter in a public spat earlier this summer. "We know these people. We know their game plan. They're going to attack us personally," Edwards said. "They attacked Elizabeth personally, because she stood up to that...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • What's wrong with you people? ZOTTED by a corrupt mod.

    06/02/2006 4:18:08 PM PDT · by ladya · 162 replies · 3,955+ views
    My own brain | 06-02-06 | ladya, as told to Vito “The Big Cheese” Provalone.
    What's wrong with you people? Your corrupt, despicable party has control of everything and you still complain. Whine and bitch. Whine and bitch. I feel sorry for you. Bill O'Reilly, Tom Delay, Rush Limbaugh mentality makes for a new meaning for Republican "CONVICTION".
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Suburban sprawl an irresistible force in US

    01/28/2006 1:50:56 PM PST · by Lorianne · 71 replies · 1,175+ views
    Yayoo (Reuters) ^ | 26 January 2006 | Alan Elsner
    Across the United States, an unprecedented acceleration in suburban sprawl is prompting concerns about the environment, traffic, health and damage to rural communities, but opponents appear powerless to stop the process because of the economic development and profits it generates. Sprawl, defined as the unplanned, uncontrolled expansion of urban areas beyond their fringes, has greatly accelerated over the past 25 years, spurred by low mortgage interest rates and aggressive developers. According to the National Resources Inventory, about 34 million acres -- an area the size of Illinois -- were converted to developed uses between 1982 and 2001. Development in the...
  • Cross will be reminder of Christian misdeeds

    06/21/2005 12:32:45 PM PDT · by rface · 35 replies · 1,148+ views
    Columbia, Missouri Daily Tribune ^ | Tuesday, June 21, 2005 | Debbie Johnson
    Dear Editor of the Tribune: The Columbia Board of Adjustment has approved the erection of a 30-foot-tall cross on West Broadway. The argument for its approval was that it would present no health, safety or welfare problems. In other words, it would do no harm. Do no harm? The giant cross will remind me that my father, a full-blood Choctaw, was abducted from his family at the age of 4 by the state and forced to go to "mission school" so he could be turned into a "good Christian." Do no harm? It will remind me of every time I...
  • U.S. Labor Force: One Foot in the Third World

    06/07/2005 8:14:42 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 490 replies · 6,441+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | Tuesday, June 07, 2005 | Paul Craig Roberts
    In May, the Bush economy eked out a paltry 73,000 private sector jobs: 20,000 jobs in construction (primarily for Mexican immigrants), 21,000 jobs in wholesale and retail trade, and 32,500 jobs in health care and social assistance. Local government added 5,000 for a grand total of 78,000. Not a single one of these jobs produces an exportable good or service. With Americans increasingly divorced from the production of the goods and services that they consume, Americans have no way to pay for their consumption except by handing over to foreigners more of their accumulated stock of wealth. The country continues...
  • The Loss of Civility - We Are One Zotted Family

    05/15/2005 8:15:51 AM PDT · by one happy family of man · 87 replies · 2,022+ views
    counterbias.com ^ | April 27 2005 | Steve Horowitz
    For those hoping that a second term would cool the seething resentment of George Bush and his supporters over having to live in a democratic society, it was a sobering moment: Bush Resubmits 20 Nominations for Federal JudgeshipsDec. 23 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. President George W. Bush will resubmit 20 federal judicial nominations, reigniting a battle with Democrats who accuse the nominees of hostility to abortion rights and the environment.The list includes seven of the 10 candidates whose nominations failed during Bush's first term because of Democratic filibusters that blocked Senate confirmation votes. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid called the nominees...
  • ZOT! The Sad truth about this site

    05/13/2005 11:23:29 AM PDT · by FreeRetarded (aka JimmyClyde) · 241 replies · 6,513+ views
    Weve all seen and heard of a place called Free Republic, its full of divorced or wife-beating conservative slobs who have the hygene of John Goodman after a long picnic. They thrive on stupid,worthless topics that focus around the "wonder of life" and "lets keep people who cant feel or think alive because were to stubborn to admit that its pretty damn foolish". But above all other abominations in this world is the wretched "Admin Mod", a man of horrible values and the judgement of a meth lab. It is he who makes free republic, well not free at all,...
  • Chris Matthew on Hardball liken's US Marine's to Nazi aggressors at Stalingard

    11/08/2004 4:10:30 PM PST · by Westpole · 104 replies · 2,242+ views
    ON Hardball tonight Matthew's interviewing embedded reporter at Falluja ask her.."are the insurgents manning their posts like at Stalingard?" The impression he wants is that brave Iraq nationalists are fighting US aggressors..he follows up with even more outlandish question.. speaking about the Iraq National Guard and how they may be expected to perform he asks her.."do they think they are being tricked to believe they are fighting terrorists and not Iraqi nationalists? Matthews has a corrupt view of our mission, our people and our marines. I think this is what Zell Miller was talking about.
  • Kerry's efforts anger Nader

    09/22/2004 8:59:27 AM PDT · by No Surrender Monkey · 17 replies · 671+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 22, 2004
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader lashed out at Democrat John Kerry on Tuesday, accusing him of supporting a legal campaign to keep the longtime consumer advocate off the November ballot. "He's in control of the party now, so he's responsible," Nader said at a news conference. "He could put a stop to it, just like Bush could have put a stop to the whole Swift Boat [Veterans for Truth] thing." Nader, in a wide-ranging critique of the Democratic nominee, also accused Kerry of taking liberals for granted, of not having a strategy for removing U.S. troops from...
  • Ebert's pro-stern article

    04/16/2004 5:18:24 AM PDT · by Monty22 · 44 replies · 385+ views
    Suntimes ^ | 04/16/04 | Roger Ebert
    Like millions of Americans, I listen to Howard Stern on the radio in the mornings. I think he is smart, quick and funny. Sometimes he is ''offensive,'' but to be quite frank, I am not ''offended,'' because what he says falls within the realm of words and subjects that, as an adult, I have long been familiar with even without the tutelage of Stern. Unlike millions of Americans, I do not listen to Rush Limbaugh on the radio. One reason for that is that I am usually at the movies when he's on the air -- an alternative I urge...
  • Remember The Alamo, Sure, As Long As We Remember It For What It Really Is: Something Sinister

    04/15/2004 6:46:23 AM PDT · by laotzu · 42 replies · 5,043+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle (via San Antonio Lightning) ^ | 4/15/04 | Oscar Villalon, Chronicle Book Editor
    (Editor's note; What follows here is a copy of a story that appeared in the Hearst Corporation's San Francisco Chronicle on April 12, 2004. It is reprinted here in its entirety without permission or apology.) As the guy who wrote on the billboard at 24th and Valencia sometime in the night last week phrased it, before what he wrote in orange spray paint was papered over with a new canvas, "F -- 'The Alamo.' " To many Mexican Americans, there's no more succinct, if impolite, wording to get across how repulsed one of the biggest minority groups in the country...
  • Can you stop posting "Can you stop posting "Al Qaeda again threatens NY, DC and LA"" threads

    01/17/2004 2:29:53 PM PST · by leadpenny · 119 replies · 161+ views
    Can you stop posting threads | 17Jan04
    Is anyone as sick of seeing that posting on Free Republic as I am?
  • Promised Release of Iraqis Creates Chaos, Anger at U.S. Outside Prison

    01/08/2004 1:50:56 PM PST · by tongue-tied · 8 replies · 119+ views
    Associated Press Writer ^ | 8 Jan, 2004 | Sarah El Deeb
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Hundreds of Iraqis waited for hours outside a Baghdad prison Thursday in hopes their relatives would be included in a much-publicized release. About 80 men were freed, but U.S. officials said they weren't part of the amnesty, and most Iraqi families left disappointed and angry at America. "Liars! Liars! They won't let them out!" one woman screamed in dismay before fainting. A coalition spokesman insisted the prisoner release was on track, but would be done quietly for reasons of "security and privacy." U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer announced Wednesday that U.S. occupation forces would free 506...
  • Welcome Thread For Whyareyoudumbandhateful

    01/02/2004 7:48:25 PM PST · by Lead Moderator · 908 replies · 16,410+ views
    I wanted to invite everyone to greet our newest signup, whyareyoudumbandhateful. Do you think his or her first post will be to make a donation on the Freepathon thread?
  • Jonathan Pollard's 49th Birthday Open Letter to PM Sharon (FREE POLLARD)

    08/20/2003 12:47:04 PM PDT · by M 91 u2 K · 52 replies · 311+ views
    JonathanPollard.org ^ | 8/9/03 | Jonathan Pollard
    August 9, 2003 Butner, North Carolina Dear Prime Minister Sharon, Today is my 49th birthday. In honor of the occasion, I am writing to share my thanks, my blessings and a piece of hard-earned wisdom which the last 18 years in prison have taught me. First of all, my thanks. This may surprise you, but I am grateful to you. Allow me to explain by citing several of your recent initiatives as examples: We have learned that when you met with President Bush just prior to my 49th birthday in prison, you never mentioned a word about me - an...
  • '3-strikes' Laws Not Justice at its Best

    03/06/2003 6:59:25 PM PST · by HighWheeler · 74 replies · 1,056+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | March 7, 2003 | Dayton Daily News Editorial Staff
    Editorial Friday, March 7, 2003 THE U.S. SUPREME COURT'S 5-4 DECISION UP- holding California's "three-strikes" law was predictable. Especially on criminal matters, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who's considered a frequent swing vote, leans conservative. Writing for the majority, she said that the court should defer to California's legislature, finding that putting Gary A. Ewing away for 25 years was not excessively objectionable. Mr. Ewing's last offense was stealing golf clubs, but his record was lengthy and even violent; he was not just a petty thief stealing to eat. Justice O'Connor also was moved by the impressive fact that four years...