Free Republic 1st Qtr 2021 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $29,154
Woo hoo!! And the first 33% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: competition

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • GAB to launch GAB phone-no longer a reason to buy Apple or Google device

    01/10/2021 6:01:38 PM PST · by mythenjoseph · 72 replies
    creative destruction media ^ | 1/10/21 | cd media staff
    The internet upstart GAB , which is threatening the entire big tech eco-system,just announced they are planning on launchinga new gab phone!
  • Whoa: Newsmax Breaks Big Ratings Milestone as Competition With Fox News Heats Up

    11/14/2020 5:31:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/14/2020 | Bonchie
    Well, this is unexpected. While I knew Fox News was losing viewers (at least during the times when Tucker Carlson and the rest of the prime time lineup aren’t saving them), I didn’t expect a competing, right-leaning network to do this well, this soon against the conservative news giant. Newsmax broke 1 million viewers for the first time ever. ‘Greg Kelly Reports’ was the happy recipient of what appears to be a wave of Republican viewers changing the channel. Another record night for @Newsmax: For the first time, one of its shows topped the 1 million viewer mark, according to...
  • Prime Day Competition Strikes a Blow to Congressional Antitrust Action

    10/13/2020 4:59:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 13, 2020 | Patrick Hedger
    Right now, Americans are deciding between red and blue…or orange and black. No, I’m not talking about the election, but rather online holiday shopping and the current sales events being held this week by Target, Walmart, Amazon, and undoubtedly many other retailers. In any given year, there isn’t anything particularly noteworthy to the average American consumer about retailers looking to juice sales headed into the holiday season. However, in the latest great example of Washington being totally out of touch, many politicians are acting like these sales events don’t exist, pushing policy changes that threaten to upend the retail sector...
  • When This Runner Faced Unspeakable Tragedy, Faith Kept Her Going

    08/04/2020 10:41:40 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Runner's World ^ | August 3, 2020 | Tracy Ross
    Distance running with an upper-body amputation is a war against instability. Muscles can strain so much to compensate for the missing limb that they contort your spine, misalign your shoulders, and worsen your imbalance. In 2017, Ashley Jones—then 15 years old—faced a punishing return to high school sports following the amputation of her right arm. On the soccer field, she had collisions so violent that the pain would bring her to the brink of blackout. Later, during cross-country runs, the jostling of the amputation site intensified her phantom pain—which she’d already rated 7 out of 10 on normal days—to as...
  • Americans are eyeing homes in the suburbs as pent-up demand hits housing market

    06/19/2020 1:19:12 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 62 replies ^ | : Jun 17, 2020 | By Jacob Passy
    Coronavirus cases may be on the rise in some parts of the country, but that hasn’t stopped Americans from looking for homes to buy. And increasingly, those homes are in the suburbs. A new study from found that Americans are showing a more pronounced interest suburban and rural areas as the housing market recovers from pandemic-induced shutdowns. Views of online home listings in May 2020 on grew by 13% compared to May 2019 for suburban ZIP codes, roughly double the rate of urban areas, researchers found.
  • Vanity: Kids Dance Competition

    04/25/2020 9:06:02 AM PDT · by edwinland · 2 replies
    Facebook ^ | April 24, 2020 | Edwin land
    A friend of mine's son is in an online dance competition and I wonder if some Freepers would take a minute to vote. I don't even need to tell you who I'd like you to vote for. Her son is much more talented than the other kid. The two kids' videos follow, and then after that the link to the post where you can vote. If you have two minutes, please watch these two videos and vote for the more talented kid to advance to the next round. 1. Quiet Storm -- wearing a red hat: 2. Fireball --...
  • Big Pharma and free market orgs unite against Trump’s ‘Buy American’ order

    03/26/2020 2:41:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 63 replies ^ | 3/25/2020 | amber athney
    They claim the order will harm efforts to provide doctors and hospitals with the equipment and medicines they need to stop the spread of COVID-19 The Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM), a trade association for major pharmaceutical manufacturers such as 3M, is drafting a letter to send to President Trump opposing his proposed ‘Buy American’ executive order reshoring medical supply chains. The letter currently has over 40 signatories, including PhRMA, a Big Pharma lobbying organization, dozens of medical nonprofits, and free market-oriented organizations, indicating the president will face immense pressure across the political spectrum for trying to reduce US medical...
  • Peter Navarro blasts ‘Swamp Creature’ opponents of ‘Buy American’ order

    03/26/2020 2:55:11 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies ^ | 3/26/2020 | amber athney
    The White House trade adviser says Big Pharma wants to ‘preserve its offshore oligopoly’ White House trade adviser Peter Navarro is hitting back at a group of Big Pharma lobbyists, medical organizations, and free trade groups for opposing President Trump’s proposed ‘Buy American’ executive order reshoring the medical supply chain. Navarro, the assistant to the president for trade and manufacturing, told The Spectator that Big Pharma’s opposition to the executive order, which would require government agencies to purchase pharmaceutical products made in the US, because it wants to ‘preserve its offshore oligopoly’. ‘All the EO would do is ensure that...
  • When Truth Is Simply Too Controversial

    02/02/2020 6:19:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | February 2, 2020 | James Gottry
    If you peruse social media for three minutes, you can find discussions on virtually every topic imaginable. From pop culture to politics, science to sports, food to fashion, there is no shortage of people willing to express their opinions. But there are limits.This week I took a camera crew to a nearby liberal arts college. My goal was simple; I wanted to find out what college students thought about sports. Or, more specifically, I hoped to learn what they thought about transgender women (i.e., biological men) participating in women’s sports.This was not a theoretical exercise. The debate about men competing...
  • ‘It’s Not Fair’: Idaho Lawmaker to Introduce Bill Barring Biological Males From Girls Sports

    01/21/2020 6:48:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 21, 2020 | Peter Hasson, The Daily Caller News Foundation
    An Idaho state legislator plans to introduce a bill that would require biologically male athletes to compete on boys sports teams, regardless of whether they identify as a transgender girl or not. Idaho state Rep. Barbara Ehardt is the latest Republican lawmaker across the country to introduce legislation ensuring girls aren’t forced to compete against biologically male athletes. The wave of proposed legislation comes as biological males have piled up victories in female athletics. “Boys and men will not be able to take the place of girls and women in sports because it’s not fair. We cannot physically compete against...
  • Not a single Democrat voted to protect women’s sports from transgender cheats’…

    01/20/2020 3:58:27 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 54 replies ^ | 1/19/20 | Kane
    Florida Republican Congressman Greg Steube reports that not a single Democrat voted in favor of a bill that would protect women’s sports from biological males who claim to be transgender women. Steube, a former Army JAG officer and Iraq War veteran, recently introduced a bill that would have banned “schools from using Title IX federal funds to support women sports if biological men are allowed to compete with them.” “We are completely eroding what women sports are if we are going to allow biological men to compete with women in women’s collegiate activities. I filed pretty much what my bill...
  • Port Clinton High School no longer naming a valedictorian ['competition is unhealthy']

    05/21/2019 10:20:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    WTOL11 ^ | 5/20/2019 | Jonathan monk
    PORT CLINTON, Ohio — One local school district is doing away with an old tradition: Port Clinton High School is no longer awarding a class Valedictorian. Principal Gary Steyer said they have seen this trend begin to spread in other school districts, as the old way seemed to undermine the education process by creating a competition among top tier students. "Three or four or five, maybe a year are really vying for one spot. And it became kind of this competition between them almost, and it just wasn't healthy for them," Steyer said. Nick Perry, who transferred to Port Clinton...
  • Poll: How do people feel about transgender athletes in women’s sports?

    05/13/2019 10:21:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    American ^ | May 13, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    This is a subject that’s been coming up more and more lately, not that you’ll see much of it on cable news. It’s the question of whether or not competitive female sports organizations, both scholastic and otherwise, should allow “transgender women” (who were born male) to compete against natural, biological women. Most recently we looked at a transgender powerlifter who broke four world records at a single competition but later had those titles rejected because he was determined to be a male by the commission overseeing the sport. So are Americans paying attention to this debate? And if so, how...
  • Businesses, cities laud grant approval for I-49 project

    12/22/2018 10:59:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Joplin Globe ^ | December 10, 2018 | Jordan Larimore
    PINEVILLE, Mo. — Gregg Sweeten had difficulty last week putting his reaction into words. When he learned that funding for the long-sought Bella Vista Bypass had been found, Sweeten, the Pineville mayor and McDonald County emergency manager, was stunned. Then he was elated. "That is amazing," Sweeten said. "That is going to be so great. I think it’s going to lead to all kinds of opportunities not only for Pineville but for McDonald County. I mean, it’s just — I just can’t say how happy I am. Wow. That is ... that’s wild. That’s amazing. That’s a Christmas present right...
  • Pabst says MillerCoors is trying to put it out of business

    11/11/2018 8:54:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 11, 2018 | Ivan Moreno
    Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabst’s beers. The case has high stakes for Pabst, whose lawyers argue that the company’s very existence relies on the partnership with Chicago-based MillerCoors, which produces, packages and ships nearly all its products, which include Pabst Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee, Natty Boh and Lone Star. MillerCoors, meanwhile, says it’s not obligated to continue brewing for Pabst and that Pabst doesn’t want to pay enough to justify doing so....
  • {US Army} Rangers Win International Sniper Competition 2nd Year In a Row (VIDEOS)

    10/22/2018 12:17:00 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies ^ | Oct. 22, 2018 | Chris Eger
    Staff Sgts. Johnathan Roque and Brandon Kelley clinched the competition for the 75th Ranger Rgt for the second time in as many years (Photos: U.S. Army)A two-man team from the 75th Ranger Regiment bested a crowded field of snipers from around the world last week. The 18th Annual International Sniper Competition was won by Staff Sgts. Johnathan Roque and Brandon Kelley from 75th Ranger Regiment who edged out 29 other teams from across the U.S. Department of Defense and civilian law enforcement agencies, and from international forces.The five-day competition held at the US Army Sniper School at Fort Benning saw...
  • Senate defeats measure to overturn Trump expansion of non-ObamaCare plans

    10/10/2018 10:21:46 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/10/18 | PETER SULLIVAN
    The Senate on Wednesday defeated a Democratic measure to overrule President Trump’s expansion of non-ObamaCare insurance plans as Democrats seek to highlight health care ahead of the midterm elections. The Democratic measure would have overruled Trump’s expansion of short-term health insurance plans, which do not have to cover people with pre-existing conditions or cover a range of health services like mental health or prescription drugs. It was defeated on an extremely narrow, mostly party line 50-50 vote, with Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) voting with Democrats in favor of overturning the short-term plans. Republicans argue the short-term plans simply provide a...
  • Unleashing America's Entrepreneurial Spirit

    07/30/2018 6:13:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | July30, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    There's no doubt about it: President Donald J. Trump has breathed new life into the American economy! With record-breaking 4.1% growth in GDP, what anti-Trump critics said was impossible during the 2016 campaign just became reality. Unemployment is low, business is booming, and billions of dollars that were sitting offshore are now re-entering our borders. Why were so many so-called expert commentators in 2016 wrong about President Trump? We were told that Trump's tough Queens, New York style and relentless counter-punching tweets would harm markets on a global scale. Even I had concerns. But as we now see, President...
  • Private Financing for Public Infrastructure

    04/05/2018 1:11:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    The Lane Report ^ | March 16, 2018 | Greg Paeth
    Six Kentucky community banks that could be competing for business have agreed to work together as charter members of the specialty $150 million Commonwealth Infrastructure Fund to finance public-private partnerships (P3) in Kentucky.In the next few months, CIF is expected to reveal one or more inaugural deals.“We are looking at five to 10 potential projects that should start sometime in 2018. We expect to make loans to two or three projects in 2018 after the underwriting process has been completed,” said John Farris, who manages CIF. “We believe we will lend out all $150 million over three to five years...
  • Maryland Bill Seeks to Drive Out Airbnb, Other Hotel Competition

    03/22/2018 12:31:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 21, 2018 | Romina Boccia and Lauren Bowman
    Over the last decade, short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO have expanded and provided an economic boom to many communities. Yet several localities are pursuing onerous zoning rules and other regulations that would restrict short-term rental activity. For many homeowners, short-term rental provides a critical source of additional income to help them pay their mortgages and to meet other financial obligations. States can protect their residents from overzealous, local bureaucrats with state pre-emption. Short-term rental helps local communities by growing the number of tourists that visit the area. A recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic...