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  • ‘Hannibal,’ PETA Warn People Eating Turkey for Thanksgiving Are Cannibals

    11/25/2015 7:27:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 24, 2015 | 10:49 AM EST | Katie Yoder
    PETA and Hannibal are urging Americans to go vegetarian this Thanksgiving by comparing turkey to human flesh. It used to be the joke that a Puritan (aka Pilgrim) was someone who lay awake at night worrying that someone, somewhere, was having a good time. There aren't many Puritans around these days. Instead, we have the joyless scolds at PETA, and some of their not-so-bright Hollywood pals, trying to ruin the holiday the Pilgrims originated. Just in time for Thanksgiving, creator Bryan Fuller and star Gillian Anderson of NBC's cannibal-themed show Hannibal joined forces with PETA to produce an ad against...
  • Sanders is top contender in Time's Person of the Year poll

    11/24/2015 12:35:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) currently leads online polling for Time magazine's 2015 Person of the Year, with less than two weeks to go before voting ends. The Democratic presidential candidate, a self-described democratic socialist, leads among the magazine's readers with 11.2 percent of the overall vote in the survey...
  • Is Your Kid a Weirdo?

    11/24/2015 8:29:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | November 21, 2015 | Robert S. McCain
    America is in the grip of a crisis, namely a shortage of normal people. Evidence indicates that the population of kooks and freaks is rapidly increasing, and there are simply not enough sane people to keep the weirdos under control. Especially among the under-30 demographic, the United States is struggling to cope with the proliferation of dangerous perverts, drug addicts, psychotics and Ivy League liberal arts majors: A student at Columbia University is urging the school to inject more diversity into its required courses, claiming she suffered severe emotional trauma from reading too many books by and about white people....
  • Accepting refugees protects the U.S. from ISIS [op-ed BaltimoreSun]

    11/22/2015 4:51:09 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 39 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Nov 22, 2015 | Alejandro J. Beutel
    Over the past several months there has been a public discussion about what to do with the mass migration of Syrian refugees traveling to the West, fleeing from violence. The recent attacks in Paris have raised concerns about ISIS operatives posing as innocents fleeing from violence. Some leaders in Europe and the United States have seized upon this heinous incident to reverse the decision to welcome Syrian refugees. While these positions are understandable, they are also misguided. In fact, welcoming Syrian refugees into America helps our nation in the long fight against ISIS by undermining the terrorist group's recruitment message....
  • Muslim Cleric: Terrorist Women In Heaven “Will Have A Man With A Penis That Never Bends”

    11/20/2015 7:11:22 AM PST · by lbryce · 92 replies
    Theos WWatch ^ | August 10th 2015 | Marry Ann Michaelson
    Aside from the lurid details about Sheikh Mashoor bin Hasan Al-Salman’s bordello Paradise and his view of marriage as a master/slave relationship, he also seems to take slavery for granted. He never questions the idea that a woman might own a slave. Slavery is taken for granted in the Qur’an and Islamic law, and even though it has been abolished in Muslim countries, it persists in the shadows: many people in those countries do not accept the idea that Islamic law could be superseded by the law of the land. Sheikh Mashoor bin Hasan Al-Salman, who is a Palestinian-Jordanian...

    11/19/2015 7:35:36 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Google Plus ^ | November 19, 2015
    When I first saw this image I was overwhelmingly confused, upset. I had to find out the source of the sign, who authored, made it, what the story behind it was, but had no clue and neither anyone at Google Plus did either. I then thought of doing a Google reverse image search hoping this strategy would reveal something, anything about the sign I could possibly learn. The idea was right on because it lead me to unravel the mystery behind this bizarre imagery. (HINT: Look at the very bottom of the image to get a clue.) SNOPES provides...
  • 'They might have guns, but we have flowers': Father reassuring son in wake of Paris attacks

    11/18/2015 1:53:24 PM PST · by lbryce · 67 replies
    Times of India ^ | November 18, 2015 | Adam Whitnall
    Full Title:'They might have guns, but we have flowers': Video shows Father reassuring son in wake of Paris attacks In the wake of the deaths of 129 people out enjoying a Friday night in Paris, understanding what happened has been a struggle for most adults. Explaining the atrocities to small children, then, can prove incredibly difficult - and as this video shows, has to be couched in terms they will understand. On Saturday, France's Le Petit Journal sent its reporters to speak to parents with children at the memorials that have appeared across the French capital in the wake of...
  • Warning! Ben Carson wants to Microchip everybody! (Their title)

    11/15/2015 5:17:29 PM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 78 replies
    Youtube ^ | Paul Mitrofan
    I'm not sure this shows that he want to "microchip everybody," but it IS disturbing that he'd even be headed in the microchiping direction.

    11/12/2015 6:24:34 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 59 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 11 Nov 2015 | BEN SHAPIRO
    The president of the University of Missouri, Tim Wolfe, had to go. He had to go because he benefitted from "white privilege." That, at least, was the victorious argument of the intellectual heavyweights of Concerned Student 1950, who insisted that Wolfe acknowledge his "white privilege" before leaving office in a handwritten - not typed, dammit! - letter.This raises some rather obvious questions, like: What is "white privilege"? Why is it that Tim Wolfe's "white privilege" mattered while that of Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel (salary: $3.1 million for helping men in pads hit each other) and Assistant Professor Melissa Click...
  • Vanity: Can Someone Address the Quotation Mark Problem?

    11/10/2015 11:06:41 AM PST · by Yaelle · 65 replies
    Frustration ^ | 11/09/15 | Self
    It is as if Free Republic were typed on a typewriter missing an important letter. It hurts the eyes and is hard to read. Has it been addressed? Is it difficult to fix? What up with that?
  • Vanity -wot th bloodye 'ell just happened to the formating on FR????

    11/11/2015 8:48:45 PM PST · by Utilizer · 28 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | today | self
    Is this a bug or did someone suddenly replace some critical files in the FR server units???
  • The Starbucks Cup Farce (vanity)

    11/10/2015 7:44:46 PM PST · by youngidiot · 41 replies
    Vanity | 11/10/2015 | Youngidiot
    A self proclaimed "internet personality" and "pastor" posted a video that said the red Starbucks holiday cups mean that they hate Jesus and Christmas and it went viral. That's the extent of the "outrage". But it's being played up as if a lot of Christians are upset because it makes Christians look like stupid petty fools. There you go. Manufactured story to make Christians look stupid. That's the short and tall of it. Who is this "internet personality"? I think we should find out. The news is awash with this story and facebook is as well. I think this is...
  • About those funny characters...

    11/09/2015 9:06:28 AM PST · by jimjohn · 70 replies
    self | jimjohn
    Dear FR Admin: It's been a few weeks now, but I'm sure those pesky characters are becoming annoying. I did see one thread where I moderator say it was being worked on, but I have yet to see a fix. Perhaps fellow freepers can help "crowd fix" / offer possible solutions.
  • Donald Trump's Dance on SNL

    11/08/2015 4:03:36 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Reddit ^ | November 8, 2015 | Staff
  • Conspiracy theories: why people need to believe that the truth is hidden out there

    11/08/2015 10:33:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 70 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2015 | Nicola Davis
    Psychologist Rob Bretherton talks about his new book and the way suspicion can overcome rationalityWhy are conspiracy theories so attractive?There is not so much of a difference between conspiracy theorists and the rest of us. We are drawn to the idea of conspiracy because it resonates with us; we understand the idea of people being self-interested and not having our best interests at heart, and having hidden motives and getting together to do shady stuff. Conspiracy theories extend upon that and tap into these assumptions and fears we have about the world. But we all have them, that’s why...
  • Get A Load of This:The US is Gravely Concerned by The Political, Security Situation in Burundi

    11/07/2015 9:34:36 AM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    U.S. Department of State U.S. is gravely concerned by the political and security situation in ‪#‎Burundi‬ and condemns the killing in Bujumbura yesterday of Welly Nzitonda, the son of human rights activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa. We extend our deepest condolences to Pierre Mbonimpa, whose son-in-law was murdered in October, and who himself has been jailed and shot in recent months. Burundi: Killing of Welly Nzitonda U.S. Departmen
  • Flashback 4 years ago... Herman Cain/Ben Carson ~Vanity

    11/06/2015 3:22:38 PM PST · by GraceG · 28 replies
    Anyone else think it is kinds weird that almost exactly 4 years to the date the Liberal Whore media was attacking Herman Cain, another Black man running for the republican ticket. It struck me as either a very weird coincidence or something that they planned. I remember Herman Cain was doing really well before he was attacked by the media. Much like how Carson has been doing well.
  • My Own First-Hand DISGUSTING Repressed Muslim Pervert Story

    11/05/2015 3:06:54 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 49 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Was doing a bit oftraveling in Europe this summer, saw Alsace region of France, Bugatti museum, Mercedes museum in Stuttgart, Black Forest,Maginot Wall undergroundfortresses, etc... NY-bound out of Prague's Vaclav Havel Airport, my wife and I had checked in and were preparing to go through security to the gates, didn't have a lot of time to spare. So I went to the men's room real quick before we left the main terminal and in-front of the bathrooms there is some Islamic lady in full hijab going through all her luggage spread out on a row of the seating there....
  • Zack and Mack Throw Their Worms In the Ring

    11/05/2015 12:18:02 AM PST · by abigkahuna · 7 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 11.05.2015 | abigkahuna
    https://youtu.be/PRzhCODZa20 Zack and Mack, America's Favorite Two-Headed Turtle gives a campaign speech in Maytown. There appears to be some confusion regarding their platform. Perhaps the boys can thrash it out before the debates.
  • World's Ugliest Vehicle Unveiled

    11/03/2015 9:29:26 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 90 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    From where else- Russia While the Russians are quickly running out of money -and still can't make a decent toaster- the sky's the limit for the Kremlin when it comes to military stuff. Somehow tho therenever seems to be much budget left for styling- instead, they appear to have let their video-game obsessed kids design the thing (while the dog helped). Yet the ZIL (maker of trucks and Soviet limos)KAT is itself a microcosm of Putin's Russia... overbearing/hyper-macho, in-your-face, brutish, unpolished... not a lot of it makes sense to outsiders, yet they absolutely do not care what you think...
  • Seminarian Dance-Off

    11/03/2015 8:52:43 AM PST · by knittnmom · 8 replies
    Friend sent me this. Pretty awesome video. Totally frivolous posting.
  • Dead comet shaped like skull is whizzing past earth today

    10/31/2015 2:20:26 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    hindustantimes.com ^ | Oct 31, 2015 | IANS
    A large space rock that will zip past the Earth this Halloween on Saturday is most likely a dead comet that bears an eerie resemblance to a skull, said US space agency NASA. Discovered three weeks ago, the asteroid, 2015 TB145, will fly by our planet at just 1.3 lunar distances, or about 490,000 km, at 1.00 p.m. on Saturday,

    10/30/2015 2:25:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | October 29, 2015 | MARK HAYWARD
    The exterior of the Hollywood Tower Apartments, the inspiration for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride. (Photo: Loren Javier/flickr)In Hollywood horror, things rarely are what they appear to be. Filmmakers often build their haunted locations in the privacy of studio back lots or remote locations. However, the streets and neighborhoods of Los Angeles have provided a wealth of locations for horror films and TV shows, even inspiring a theme park attraction. These locations range from architectural masterpieces and landmark buildings to single family homes and hotels. But no matter their exteriors, each house shares a unique trait: a film location scout has...

    10/29/2015 8:41:24 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Oct 29, 2015 | Bob Price
    Six Texas Republican representatives joined with the eleven Democrats in the state’s congressional delegation to vote in favor of the bill to raise the debt ceiling. Nineteen Texas Republicans voted nay in attempting to block the measure. On a national level, 79 Republicans joined with all 187 Democrat members of the House to pass the measure back to the Senate. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX)64% voted in favor of the bill with the Democrats, according to GovTrack.us. He announced this week that he seeks to replace Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58% as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Ryan is...

    10/28/2015 8:41:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/28/15 | Bill McIntosh
    Zachary King discusses Bohemian Grove, Satanism, the Illuminati, Entertainment and current events Zachary King was born into a Baptist home. His life would eventually lead him into attending numerous visits to BOHEMIAN GROVE as a WIZARD and his early years prepared him for that. At 10 years of age he began practicing magick, at 13 he joined a satanic coven and had broken all 10 Commandments by 15. From his teen years to adulthood he worked his way up to High Wizard in the coven and actively pushed satans agenda including ritualistic abortions and breaking up churches. Zack attended Bohemian...
  • "Scientists" & AlGore claim High Levels of CO2 Making People Dumber(But maybe not Dumb Enough)

    10/28/2015 7:17:06 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 18 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 10/28/2015 | RedNeckoblogger (kinda)
    A coupla links on the subject... observations to follow. http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/27/scientists-claim-high-co2-levels-are-making-people-dumber/ http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/09/climate-change-aliens-exoplanets The problem (IMHO) is its not making people dumb enough! Tons of Bee Ess ideology pretending to be science (Global Warming/Climate Change on cold days... or AGW/CC)) is dumped daily into our biosphere far more damaging to the people of Earth than CO2. For liberty and prosperity (to be replaced with a rationed subsistence) must be surrendered to central hyper-nanny-bureaucrat authority to save the planet! ("dear leaders" exempt... of course) But in spite of a media full court press, not enough people are dumb enough (yet?) to buy the...
  • This Man Took One Look At Hillarys Post-Benghazi Pose, Immediately Realizes Something

    10/26/2015 1:10:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | October 26, 2015 | C. Christopher Agee
    This incident is hardly the first time the two A happy Hillary at hearing. I'm not sure I'd be so ebullient at a hearing involving a U.S. Ambassador's death. Among the chief complaints regarding Hillary Clintons performance in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi last week was a perception that she treated the serious matter of four murdered Americans far too flippantly. After laughing several times and making what some interpreted as inappropriate jokes during her testimony, the Democrat presidential candidate capped off the marathon hearing with a celebratory pose that received significant social media feedback. Numerous critics...
  • Funky, Folding Portable 'Suitcase' Motorcycles:

    10/24/2015 3:41:49 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 October 2015 | reaganite Republican
    I find most all vehicles interesting somehow -historically, artistically, or the technology- but was always more of a 'car guy' than into bikes. I've ridden a little but never actually owned a street bike of any sort. So forgive me if I'm out-of-it but I never even heard of the 1981-83 'HondaMotocompo' portable motorcycle until last week, just stumbled across it on the net. Seems to have quite a following, andthe dandy lil' 50cc scooter-ish thing was meant to be ordered along with new cars (in Japan) too, where it could be purchased as an option- it fit neatly...
  • In an act of cruelty TMZ wants to know who wore this dress better...and it's virtually unanimous

    10/23/2015 2:34:45 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 45 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-23-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Hot on the heels of Glamour making the Jenner formerly known as Bruce their woman of the year it's clear this crap is and has been insane and totally out of hand. Now liberal Hollywood want us to choose who he (yes, he...because he STILL has a PENIS) looks more attractive than... What TMZ has done is pretty cruel, because it's pretty much unanimous against Jenner, as it should be. Most comments are nowhere near polite about it. Looks like the liberal media attempts to ramrod this stuff as "normal" down our collective neck hasn't been working so well. Click...
  • Obama Really Wanted The Likeness More Like the Ken Wife Model

    10/23/2015 8:35:28 AM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Google plus ^ | October 23, 2015 | Mike Alcea
    Now, as the package says, 'Obama Exclusive'. I'm wondering if he's supposed to be a Jedi or a Sith.
  • Bernies and (Hillarys?) Perfect Progressive World of Fairness and Equality

    10/22/2015 8:53:40 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 14 replies
    RedNecoBlogger ^ | 10/22/2015 | RedNeckoBlogger
    From each according to their ability (you DONT OWN what you produce) Too each according to their needs (you DONT get to decide that. Your needs and that of your family are done by "experts" at the Government Central Needs Determination Office) January 20, 2017 (and thereafter): In Bernies (Hillary?) perfect "progressive" world, and with Global Warming (Climate Change on cold days) "crisis" looming (it's gonna happen any day now, PROMISE!)... quick action to save the planet has been instituted. As we all want to help solve this crisis, we now get our monthly ration coupons (after we wait in...
  • These "offensive" costumes would leave kids with pretty much nothing they're allowed to wear...

    10/21/2015 3:43:28 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 25 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-21-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Someone actually made this... Wow, even Superman is a "bigot." This is one of those times where the words to comment on this truly do escape me, but I'm going to try. I wouldn't want anything from a house that endorses such moronic thinking for two reasons: 1. That house probably also gives out gluten-free positive vibes instead of candy and 2. I wouldn't want to become collateral damage in the egg holocaust that would take place at that house's garage. Costumes are supposed to be caricatures of the subject matter, especially for children. That's what makes Halloween so much...
  • A modest proposal for transgendered people who can't get a date

    10/19/2015 5:14:33 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 36 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-19-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I don't know what the proper etiquette on this is so I'm just going to say it in a way that actually makes sense. Chaz Bono is the daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono. Until a few years ago Chaz was Chastity before having a sex change from female to male (or man to woman, because apparently they're not the same thing) So, Chaz is having trouble hookin' up with the girls.The New York Daily News reports, I seem to repel women that I am attracted to, Bono told Confidenti@l at the Les Girls charity fund-raiser in Los Angeles. He...
  • Trumps Where are you from? Moment

    10/16/2015 4:19:09 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 100 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-16-15 | Wordsmith
    This showed up in my FB newsfeed today, regarding something that occurred earlier this week while I was in Colorado: Things got awkward on Monday when Donald Trump asked an Asian-American college student if he was from South Korea. A 20-year-old Harvard economics major identified by NPR as Joseph Choe had launched into a query about South Korea during a question-and-answer session at the No Labels-hosted Problem Solver Convention in New Hampshire. "I just had a really quick question about something you said earlier this summer," Choe said in video captured by C-SPAN. "Basically, you said that South Korea takes...
  • The Men Behind a Minimalist Sneaker Label

    10/16/2015 7:14:31 PM PDT · by Cronos · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Oct 1, 2015 | Alex Hawgood
    ...Amir immediately jumped up and turned to my son and said: You know who your father is? Your father is my hero. I have 50 pairs of his shoes, Mr. Poopat said with a laugh. The sneakers, which sell for about $400 a pair, are carried by more than 200 retailers worldwide, including department stores like Barneys and Beams International Gallery in Japan, forward-leaning emporiums such as Dover Street Market and Totokaelo, and digital hubs like Mr Porter and the Line.
  • The Raven

    10/15/2015 5:11:32 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 13 replies
    Edgar Allen ^ | 1/1/1111 | Poe
  • Dying Palestinian has 'PORK CHOP' placed on face after he stabbed a police officer, was gunned down

    10/13/2015 10:07:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 12, 2015 | Sam Matthew
    This is the moment it was claimed a pork chop was placed on the face of a dying Palestinian man. He had been gunned down after allegedly stabbing an Israeli police officer in the settlement of Kiryat Arba, near Hebron. In 12 days of bloodshed four Israelis and 26 Palestinians have been killed in Jerusalem, the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Gaza and in Israeli cities. The death toll is said to include eight children....
  • Inequality in everything: The rich get better breakfast sandwiches, too

    10/13/2015 3:38:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonkblog ^ | October 13, 2015 | Roberto A. Ferdman
    Earlier this year, New York Times food critic Pete Wells was moved to write 841 words about breakfast sandwiches. It was a love letter of sorts, an ooey gooey ode to the most basic form of one of the most basic morning foods. But it was also a complaint: A new restaurant called BEC short for Bacon Egg and Cheese was about to open in Manhattan, and he was less than pleased. Breakfast sandwiches, Wells explained, are nothing if not practical, prepared quickly and eaten on the go, stuffed with modest ingredients and sold at a reasonable price....

    10/11/2015 2:34:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Ancient Mysteries ^ | October 11, 2015 | Staff
    A team of archaeologists working on a 10-year excavation near the Dead Sea believe they have unearthed the remains of the ancient city of Sodom, detailed in the book of Genesis. This startling discovery was not only done by using the Bible to locate the city, much of the findings confirm the Biblical account of a once-thriving, wealthy metropolis that met sudden, swift destruction as it burned to the ground from a super-powerful explosive force. The findings continue the steady stream of ancient evidence that continues to confirm the accuracy of the Holy Bible. Making The Case For Sodom’s Discovery​...
  • Farrakhan's "Justice or Else" Victim Rally in D.C. - Watch the Webcast Live

    10/10/2015 8:33:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    Justice or Else ^ | October 10, 2015 | Vanity
    Take a moment and watch the rally for more free stuff by the nation's victims. Justice a moment a go there was some "divisiveness" when the native Americans demanded more time from the organizers for addressing their grievances. LOL Farrakhan is supposed to be shortly.
  • Comcast hacked my browser?

    10/09/2015 6:41:30 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    meshuge mikey ^ | October 9, 2015 | Meshuge Mikey
    when trying to access Free Republic Frun Section on My Chrome browser....it defaults to a Comcast Activation Page. Id be very careful about using this link f youre a COMCAST CUSTOMER.. https://activate.comcast.com/RoutingEngine/accountlookup.do Yes Id be very careful about using this link f youre a COMCAST CUSTOMER..as Id hate to see anyone stuck in this partiular loop de loop I changed service today..got a new modem...got activated...and all was seemingly well until I tried to log on the Free Republic....with my CHROME Browser. My safari browser hasnt been hijacked oddly enough. the people at comcast. have NO IDEA why this happened....
  • Report: Is China Preparing For a Land Of Invasion Of the West Coast Of the United States?

    10/08/2015 10:51:19 AM PDT · by amorphous · 97 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | Jeremiah Johnson
    When we read the papers or turn on the television (for those of us who have television), hardly a day or two passes by without the mention of new (or ongoing) actions by the Chinese government in a military capacity. Within the past year alone, China has extended her reach steadily beyond her own territorial waters and nearby sea-lanes. She has participated in numerous exercises, some of them jointly with foreign nations. Anyone can clearly witness her aggressive, outwardly expanding policies regarding territory and flexing her muscle. The most recent maneuver comes on the heels of the Russian actions in...
  • Why the new DC sewage treatment plant that is "turning poop into power" is kind of a huge waste...

    10/08/2015 9:36:01 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-8-15 | The Looking Spoon
    From the Washington Post:The next time you flush in the nations capital, you might consider this: You or, more precisely, whatever you have flushed will help generate clean energy. D.C. Water, which also treats sewage from much of the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs, recently became the first utility in North America to use a Norwegian thermal hydrolysis system to convert the sludge left over from treated sewage into electricity. Yes, to put it bluntly, the citys sewage treatment plant is turning poop into power. It's actually a pretty interesting system, which you can see here.I'm reminded of...
  • Alex Jones Endorses Rand Paul: America Needs Real Change

    10/07/2015 8:05:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 7, 2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    Hot off his surprise interview with the reclusive Matt Drudge, the excited radio host texts to say he thinks Clinton is too corrupt and evil for the presidencyand Paul is his man. In late September, Rand Paul announced that he had been endorsed by eight people: Fox Newss John Stossel; his own father, former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul; Reps. Mick Mulvaney, Justin Amash, Thomas Massie, Cynthia Lummis, and Raul Labrador; and Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer Pat Miletich. Paul can now add one more name to that impressive list: professional conspiracy theorist and iodine salesman Alex Jones,...
  • Sweet 16 Freeper B-day (Vanity)

    10/07/2015 6:07:32 PM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 51 replies
    Self ^ | 10/07/15 | self
    Tonight I'm wrapping up the end of my 16th year on FR. Old enough to drive now!!
  • Battle is on to stop oppressive transgender bill on "public accommodations" now in Ma.Legislature

    10/06/2015 6:11:53 AM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 10/06/2015 | n/a
    As weve seen so many times before, Massachusetts is the current target for a nationwide LGBT push. This time its a bill for transgender "non-discrimination" rights in public accommodations. (Some refer to this as a bathroom bill but that is misleading, as we explain below.) Its not a secret that the next major goal of the homosexual movement is to use the force of law to force all of society to completely embrace the entire LGBT agenda in businesses, government, schools, and public places. This is done through draconian anti-discrimination laws that inflict onerous fines, lawsuits, and even jail time...
  • Ugliest Cars Ever Made:

    10/06/2015 2:20:52 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 42 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    You thought I was lazy and was going to just come on here and trashAMC Gremlinand Pontiac Aztec? Too obvious! Industrial-Strength UGLY Pummeledwith ugly stick DeSoto: they couldn't let it die with dignity I hate these things 1961 Citroen Ami looks like a Mercurythat was forgotten in the dryer More at Reaganite Republican ___________________________________________________________________ beamng.com Curbside Classic HotRodders.com ProductionCars.com Bloomberg LA Magazine MumsNet Odometer.com Telegraph (UK)
  • Time For a Showdown: Why Obama Needs to Debate the NRA President on Live TV

    10/04/2015 10:51:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 4, 2015 | Jonathan Alter
    Mr. President, there is something you can do to get gun legislation: debate NRA chief Wayne LaPierre. Millions would watch, and youd change many minds. On Thursday, in the wake of yet another school shooting, President Obama went into the James S. Brady Press Briefing Roomnamed for the victim of a would-be assassins bullet in 1981and left reporters in stunned silence with the vehemence of his remarks. Id ask the American people to think about how they can get our government to change these laws, and to save these lives and let these people grow up. Since the president is...
  • The Great Evasion (Super, mega, ultra barf alert)

    10/03/2015 1:46:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Talking Point Memo's Editor's Blog ^ | October 2, 2015 | Josh Marshall, editor and publisher
    Over the course of the day we've had a handful of readers write in to ask or demand that we not report the name of the shooter, Chris Harper Mercer, in the Oregon school massacre. As the massacres continue, an increasing number of people think that we should expunge the names of the offenders both to obliterate their memory and deny them whatever infamy or perverted glory they hoped to gain by their crimes. I respect this viewpoint. I simply do not agree with it as something a news organization can or should do. There are various specifics of the...
  • Mother finds 800 rounds of ammo in box from ToysRUs after ordering Minecraft foam sword for her son

    10/01/2015 10:35:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2015 | Snejana Farberov
    A Virginia mother who ordered a toy sword for her son's seventh birthday got more than she bargained for when she discovered hundreds of rounds of ammunition inside the Toys R Us package. [I] didn't know what to do! I was just completely in shock, recalled Yasemin Stephenson in an interview with 13NewsNow. What if my son had opened the box? Stephenson, who lives in Virginia Beach and works in the health care field, went on Toys R Us website last week to order presents for her son Connors upcoming birthday, including a Minecraft Foam Diamond Sword. The popular toy...