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  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL (June 3, 2020)

    06/03/2020 10:23:23 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 30 replies
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Farming, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems, the News, Media and Social Media, Citizen Keyboard Warriors, Right to Life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Looking for Something to do?

    03/19/2020 10:46:05 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 35 replies
    general ^ | 3/19/19 | self
    This would be a great time to read (or re-read) Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand's masterpiece. Except Henry Rearden is the President, and Pelosi represents the corrupt Deep State slimy politicians.Just finished rereading Atlas Shrugged, and the book is still amazing. Put Biden in as President, and Democrats in control of Congress, and it's a bull's eye. (p) Lucky for us Hank Reardon is our President.
  • Shades of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ in Real Life

    02/11/2020 3:40:35 PM PST · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 2-11-2020 | Mark Hendrickson
    Sometimes, life really does imitate art. Recent actions by certain members of the Democratic Party remind me of scenes in Ayn Rand’s most famous novel, “Atlas Shrugged.” Take the impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives two months ago. It was as blatantly a kangaroo court as Hank Rearden’s trial in “Atlas.” Rearden had zero chance of being found “not guilty.” Same with President Donald Trump. I mean, what chance did he have of not being impeached when the Democrats refused to identify the accuser, denied the accused’s right to have counsel cross-examine prosecution witnesses, and didn’t allow any witnesses...
  • Dick’s Destroyed $5 Mil. Worth of ‘Assault Rifles’ to Keep Them ‘Off the Street’

    10/06/2019 8:51:18 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Oct 2019 | AWR HAWKINS
    Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack told CBS News that his company destroyed $5 million worth of “assault-style rifles” to keep them out of private hands. Dick’s announced a halt to “assault-style rifles” two weeks after the February 14, 2018, Parkland high school shooting. On April 17, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Dick’s was destroying its “assault-style rifle” inventory, rather than returning the firearms to their manufacturers. Fox News quoted a spokesperson from Dick’s saying, “We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are no longer for sale as a result of our February 28th policy...
  • Can The Government Force Companies To Rehire Employees After Minimum Wage Hike Layoffs? NY will try

    02/19/2019 12:12:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/19/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    This is a topic we’ve covered at length here previously, but in New York State the story is taking an odd twist. The subject is the Fight for 15 and the successful efforts of Democrats to jack up the minimum wage faster than market forces would normally have allowed. It seems to have come as a great shock to almost nobody that this resulted in layoffs, particularly among lower-skill, entry-level workers in the fast food industry. This has some of the newly unemployed understandably upset and they’ve been taking their complaints to their elected representatives. But what are they...
  • Get It Through Your Head That Progressives Hate You

    08/05/2018 9:41:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Some of you need to cease the denial and accept the harsh reality that the left hates you. It’s a fact, as much as the liberal gaslight gang and the conserva-sissy weakhearts deny it. You can tell that leftists hate you by the way that leftists tell you that they hate you.Take Sarah Jeong, please – hey, the New York Times was happy to get this bitter creep onboard because of her history of virulent racism. The Times saw her hate as a plus, not a negative, an asset, not a liability. You can’t draw any other conclusion – if you...
  • Venezuela: Further Protests as Country Begins Running Out of Water

    07/02/2018 2:34:51 PM PDT · by detective · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jul 2018 | Ben Kew
    Local residents in Venezuela staged further protests on Monday as the failed socialist country now appears to be running out of clean water. Multiple groups of demonstrators blocked highways around the capital of Caracas to protest the lack of clean water supplies. On the Avenida Baralt in central Caracas, protesters complained that they had not received water for two days and, as a result, were forced to use stagnant water, exposing them to infectious diseases. “At 7:05 am we are in Santa Teresa area of Glorieta protesting for water. #CaracasWantsWater,” wrote local councilor Jesús Armas on Twitter. “The residents of...
  • The Final Ride of The Taggart Comet (from Atlas Shrugged)

    03/16/2018 8:32:55 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 36 replies
    Atlas Shrugged | 1957 | Ayn Rand
    The Comet uncoiled from the siding into a thin, straight line, and went on into the mountains, with the beam of the headlight like an extended arm pointing the way, and the lighted glass curve of the observation lounge ending it off. Some of the passengers aboard the Comet were awake. As the train started its coiling ascent; they saw the small cluster of Winston’s lights at the bottom of the darkness beyond their windows, then the same darkness, but with red and green lights by the hole of a tunnel on the upper edge of the windowpanes. The lights...
  • Ukraine began to nationalize Russia's Gazprom assets

    03/07/2018 7:45:53 PM PST · by NorseViking · 25 replies
    The Ukrainian authorities began to seize assets of the Russian holding company Gazprom for allegedly failing to comply with the Stockholm Arbitration Order and violating the monopoly legislation of Ukraine. It happened following the comments of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers. According to the court decision, the department of the state executive service intends to recover from Gazprom almost 172 billion hryvnia in favor of the state budget of Ukraine. "In this case, the identification and arrest of assets belonging to Gazprom in Ukraine began," it was reported. Among being seized the property of the companies Gazpromprom Ukraina and the...
  • Food riots grip western Venezuela, mob reportedly slaughters cattle in field

    01/12/2018 10:10:30 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    news.trust.org ^ | Friday, 12 January 2018 03:52 GMT | By Anggy Polanco and Francisco Aguilar
    Unrest over food shortages spreads through the country SAN CRISTOBAL/BARINAS, Venezuela, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Hungry mobs ransacked a food collection center, and a supermarket in Venezuela's western Andean state of Merida on Thursday and reportedly even slaughtered cattle grazing in a field as unrest over food shortages spread through the country. An opposition lawmaker from Merida, Carlos Paparoni, said four people had died and 10 were injured in the chaos over the last two days, but he did not specify the circumstances. Four years of recession and the world's highest inflation have plunged millions of Venezuelans into poverty, and...
  • Do not eat your veggies — if they are grown in your front yard, Miami Shores says

    12/12/2017 1:45:22 PM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | 12/12/2017 | By LINDA ROBERTSON
    Hermine Ricketts and her husband Tom Carroll may grow fruit trees and flowers in the front yard of their Miami Shores house. They may park a boat or jet ski in their driveway. They may place statues, fountains, gnomes, pink flamingoes or Santa in a Speedo on their property. Vegetables, however, are not allowed. Ricketts and Carroll thought they were gardeners when they grew tomatoes, beets, scallions, spinach, kale and multiple varieties of Asian cabbage. But according to a village ordinance that restricts edible plants to backyards only, they were actually criminals. They didnÂ’t think they were engaged in a...
  • Report: Mueller, New York AG to work together on Manafort

    08/31/2017 3:30:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | August 30, 2017 | Sophie Tatum
    Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller is teaming up with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate Paul Manafort and his financial transactions, several people familiar with the matter told Politico.  Since the US president is unable to pardon state crimes, the collaboration could also be seen as an effort to pressure Manafort to cooperate in the broader Russia investigation under Mueller, Politico reported.
  • The New Age Of Ayn Rand: How She Won Over Trump And Silicon Valley

    04/11/2017 9:40:15 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-11-2017 | Jonathan Freedland
    Her novel The Fountainhead is one of the few works of fiction that Donald Trump likes and she has long been the darling of the US right. But only now do her devotees hold sway around the world As they plough through their GCSE revision, UK students planning to take politics A-level in the autumn can comfort themselves with this thought: come September, they will be studying one thinker who does not belong in the dusty archives of ancient political theory but is achingly on trend. For the curriculum includes a new addition: the work of Ayn Rand. It is...
  • Trump's Galt-Right Movement

    08/31/2016 4:16:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/30/16 | Peggy Ryan
    It's not wrong to control your own destiny or to give your children a promising future. It's your right as an individual, as a free person, and as an American Ann Rand’s classic novel, Atlas Shrugged, opens with the question “Who is John Galt?” It’s a question often repeated amid an ongoing quest to discover the answer. John Galt is a man who opts out of a failed society, who rejects a nation near collapse, an eroding economy, escalating crime, and an authoritarian government for a better life. Galt then recruits society’s producers, smart, inventive people, the best of the...
  • FReeper Book Club: Atlas Shrugged, Afterword and Suggested Reading

    08/15/2009 7:44:28 AM PDT · by Publius · 94 replies · 2,487+ views
    A Billthedrill Essay | 15 August 2009 | Billthedrill
    Afterword Where does Rand leave us at the conclusion of this monumental work? Atlas has shrugged. The leadership of the revolution has filtered down from its progenitor, John Galt, through his closest circle of friends, through a class of achievers that encompasses the fields of science, engineering, construction, transportation, art and philosophy, to settle at last on the shoulders of the common citizen, who must bear the ultimate responsibility for choosing a life of mind or a life of “fake reality.” That choice is still very much up in the air as the novel ends. The country is in chaos...
  • 'We want food!': Venezuela crisis deepens

    05/18/2016 10:55:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 109 replies
    www.globalpost.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Staff
    It was around noon when a food truck rolled up to a Venezuelan state-subsidized supermarket in the town of Guarenas just east of the capital. But, to the fury of the long line of people waiting out front, the cargo wasn't unloaded. Instead soldiers took it away. "We want food!" the crowd roared in protest, to no avail. Some tried to run after the truck. Under the state of emergency imposed by President Nicolas Maduro, the military, along with government-organized civilian committees, ensures that food packets are delivered door-to-door in order to -- as officials say -- cut out black...
  • Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged - Freeper Book Club

    04/15/2016 4:46:52 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 30 replies
    me | 4/15/2016 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Way back when, the Freeper book club dissected Atlas Shrugged. As time goes on in the election season, I can't help but draw comparisons to her book, and what is happening today. For those who wish to do some reading, I suggest this thread: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2316675/posts Specifically post number two which is a chapter by chapter analysis. Atlas Shrugged turned out to be a playbook for the left.
  • Exceptionally strong and lightweight new metal created [Reardon Metal?]

    12/23/2015 12:40:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    phys.org ^ | December 23, 2015 | Provided by: University of California, Los Angeles
    At left, a deformed sample of pure metal; at right, the strong new metal made of magnesium with silicon carbide nanoparticles. Each central micropillar is about 4 micrometers across. Credit: UCLA Scifacturing Laboratory ============================================================================================================= A team led by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created a super-strong yet light structural metal with extremely high specific strength and modulus, or stiffness-to-weight ratio. The new metal is composed of magnesium infused with a dense and even dispersal of ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles. It could be used to make lighter airplanes, spacecraft, and cars, helping to...
  • Rand Paul: Federal Government Has Become ‘Enormous Monster with Tentacles into Every Aspect

    02/21/2015 8:07:57 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/21/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    “The thing is is that the media, the liberal media, the people who call us flyover country America, know nothing about us,” Paul said. “They don’t represent us. They don’t have our values. And the thing is is that somehow Washington gets distracted into thinking this is what America is really about. Raise your hand if you’ve spent more than you bring in chronically for the last 10, 20 or 30 years.”
  • Ayn Rand At 110

    02/03/2015 6:02:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | David Boaz
    Interest in the bestselling novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand continues to grow, 33 years after her death and 70 years after she first hit the bestseller lists with The Fountainhead. Rand was born February 2, 1905, in St. Petersburg, Russia. In the dark year of 1943, in the depths of World War II and the Holocaust, when the United States was allied with one totalitarian power to defeat another, three remarkable women published books that could be said to have given birth to the modern libertarian movement. Rose Wilder Lane, the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder, who had written Little House on...