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  • 30 of the Best Fantasy Novels of All Time

    02/16/2024 4:00:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 95 replies
    The Standard (U.K.) ^ | SASKIA KEMSLEY
    Not all those who wander are lostJust like the otherworldly maps which often grace the inner covers of these wondrous books, the realm of fantasy novels is surprisingly wide-ranging, with numerous sub and hybrid genres existing within. From full-blown fantasy featuring witches, dragons, magic and mayhem, to dystopian takes that offer an almost satirical commentary on contemporary reality – the choices are endless and rather daunting, making it difficult to know where to start. An enduring genre nonetheless, it’s particularly fascinating that so much of our adoration for fantasy novels comes from our experience of them as children. When reread...
  • Anyone read any good books lately?

    01/23/2024 5:03:13 AM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 216 replies
    self | 1/23/24 | self
    A long time ago, there was a Free Republic Book Club ... mostly because I opened my mouth and a bunch of people told me to organize one. I haven't pinged it in a long time. (Actually, another book club started, so I stopped.) Any way, has anyone read any good books lately. Fiction, non-fiction, genre, mainstream. Anything you want to share? Has anyone WRITTEN any good books that the rest of us should check out?
  • ‘The Sopranos,’ now 25, is the ultimate TV series about America — not the Italian mo

    01/07/2024 8:58:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jan. 7, 2024 | Daniel McCarthy
    “The Sopranos” debuted 25 years ago, but what makes it a masterpiece is how much older its themes are. In 1827, Goethe wrote a poem that begins, “America, you have it better.” The German genius ended with the wish that America’s children, when they took up the pen themselves, wouldn’t write stories about “knights, robbers and ghosts.” He wasn’t just warning Americans to stay away from childish entertainments and fairy tales — though it’s easy to guess what he’d think of “Star Wars” and other Disney products. America was a new land with new promise, and Goethe hoped it would...
  • He's EXPOSING the hidden U.S. child concentration camps used for trafficking

    09/21/2023 7:05:22 AM PDT · by patriot torch · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | Sept 10 2023 | Redacted
    The united states is the largest trafficker of children in the world. Children that are illegally kidnapped and brought across the US Mexico border are then sold off to wealthy Americans… used as sex slaves and worse… if you can imagine anything worse… it’s happening and the corporate media is too scared to touch the story. A Whistleblower who worked at one of these facilities has come forward to expose all of this… Carlos Arellano Former US immigration contractor and he joins us now.
  • BabakovLeaks: hacking the Mail of Alexander Babakov, deputy chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation

    08/23/2023 10:46:29 AM PDT · by · 6 replies ^ | 21.08.2023 | Roman Burko
    BabakovLeaks: hacking the Mail of Alexander Babakov, deputy chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation 21.08.2023 / / Hacker / HUMINT / Analytics / News Hackers of the cyber resistance team handed over to the international intelligence community InformNapalm a rather "fat fish", a Russian politician of the highest echelon, deputy chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Alexander Babakov. The higher the position, the greater the amount of information that the investigators had to investigate. Ukrainian hackers gutted this fish, separated the bones and scales, and today we are ready to share with you publicly...
  • What popular tourist destinations could look like in 2050 due to climate change - with much of London plunged underwater and roads melting in California (only 7.54 years left)

    07/16/2023 1:59:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/16/23 | Jonathan Chadwick
    From flooded cities to hellish wildfires and deadly droughts, gloomy climate reports constantly describe a world ruined by climate change. But what would this actually look like? Environmental specialist Marish Cuenca has partnered with to create artistic depictions of tourist spots in just a quarter of a century from now. London's Big Ben looks straight out of a disaster movie, straddled by a mass of murky floodwater, while the Pyramids of Giza are home to a toxic urban landscape. Palm trees of Hawaii have been ravaged by fire, while California's Death Valley is so hot that the roads are...
  • Free Movie- "THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN' (1968)

    07/11/2023 10:20:08 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 5 replies
    A world living in fear of nuclear holocaust... A secret meeting to tip the global balance of power...
  • Russian Army on a Rampage in Ukraine, 'Wipes Out' over 800 Troops; Blasts Rock Luhansk

    06/25/2023 4:12:33 PM PDT · by ganeemead · 36 replies
    Russians still achieving those huge one-day bags...
  • Russian Army 'Wipes Out' over 600 Ukrainian troops; Zelensky admits 'Counteroffensive Tough'

    06/15/2023 11:36:28 PM PDT · by ganeemead · 76 replies
    NATO and neocon lunatics responsible for this **** should burn in hell for it
  • John Durham’s Report Used Sketchy Intelligence That Might Be Russian Disinformation (Did Cankle's deleted emails contain Brandon bribe information?)

    05/26/2023 4:20:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 5/25/23 | Dan Friedman
    John Durham’s final report blasts the FBI for using the so-called Steele dossier, a compilation of unconfirmed claims about Donald Trump and Russia, without sufficiently considering the chance that Steele’s findings contained deliberate Russian falsehoods. But Durham himself relies substantially on a sketchy intelligence product that may be Russian disinformation to push a partisan political narrative. And he does not even note the irony. Durham, the special counsel who former Attorney General Bill Barr selected in 2019 to look into the origins of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, may have succeeded in his apparent goal of serving up reheated scraps for...
  • Here’s How They Did it: Real-time Election Fraud

    11/30/2022 4:45:21 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/22 | Jay Valentine
    Database latency -- a geeky term, but that’s how they did it! A policeman pulls over a speeder. The police computer reports that three hours ago a similar vehicle and person held up a liquor store -- so the police are on alert. No database latency. County election managers change the zip code of 31,000 voters on September 3. Ballots go out that week. Those 31,000 are undeliverable. Someone collects those valid ballots. On September 15th, those addresses are quietly changed back. National Change of Address Database (NCOA) will not pick up those address changes. They didn’t happen because there...
  • Sensitivity Readers Are the New Literary Gatekeepers

    10/30/2022 10:02:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Reason ^ | September 1, 2020 | Kat Rosenfeld
    Alberto Gullaba Jr. was the type of author that publishers dream of having in their catalogs. A first-generation college grad, a child of working-class immigrants, and the recent recipient of a Master of Fine Arts degree from the prestigious University of California, Irvine, program, Gullaba was a debut novelist with a gift for visceral and vivid prose. His first book, University Thugs, had all the makings of a smash hit. A work of character-driven literary fiction steeped in immersive vernacular, it tells the story of a young black man named Titus who is trying to make his way at an...
  • Fauci is Now Performing Gain-of-Function on the Spanish Flu

    08/20/2022 4:59:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    Aletho News ^ | 8/19/2022 | Tom Renz
    This will be short because it really does not need much comment. In fact, this is so absurd that I am just starting with the reference document because I am concerned no one will believe it. Here it is: Spanish Flu Gof 2.12MB ∙ PDF File – Read now Yes, that is right, Fauci and crew are now actively performing gain-of-function (GoF) work and infecting primates with the Spanish Flu. For those of you that are unaware, GoF does not have a single agreed upon definition but, as it relates here, is essentially the modification of the Spanish Flu virus...
  • Chinese Atrocities against Uyghurs Addressed in New Sci Fi Novel

    08/18/2022 2:11:33 PM PDT · by KodyVeiga · 20 replies
    USA Wire ^ | August 15, 20902 | staff
    Any science fiction fans out there? Interesting article about a new scifi book dealing with the Chinese genocide against the Uyghurs. Sounds like the author is a conservative Catholic.
  • Going Home

    07/25/2022 1:54:19 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 5 replies
    Silver Star Families of America ^ | 7-25-22 | Steven J. Newton
    (This story is part of a series of short stories about a platoon fighting in Iraq and later Afghanistan and the Old Sergeant that leads them. The Old Sergeant and any names, places or incidents are fictional.)
  • Vaccination Raises Risk of Death from Covid [semi-satire]

    07/18/2022 8:44:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 July 2022 | John Semmens
    The latest data from Canada's Manitoba Province shows that those vaccinated for covid are more likely to die of the disease than those not vaccinated. Unvaccinated persons constitute 17% of the population, but only 9% of the deaths from covid. Vaccinated but unboosted people were about 50% more likely to be hospitalized or die of Covid than unvaccinated people. People who had received boosters had roughly the same risk of hospitalization or death as the unvaccinated. Dr. Anthony Fauci said "look, I know a lot of the critics of our push for vaccination will be gloating over the healthier current...
  • Many Republicans secretly tell Liz Cheney they support her but won't say it in public for fear of Trump, a new book says

    07/11/2022 1:39:45 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 150 replies ^ | 7/11/22 | Tom Porter
    Republican lawmakers privately support to Rep. Liz Cheney but refuse to do so in public for fear of former President Donald Trump, according to extracts from a new book. The claim appeared in "Thank You For Your Servitude," by Mark Leibovich, a political writer who speak years at The New York Times Magazine and now writes for The Atlantic. The book is devoted to exploring Trump's circle, and alleges that many people who support him in public are hypocrites who privately dislike him. One Republican member of Congress to vocally oppose Trump is Cheney, who was stripped of a party...
  • Propaganda

    04/24/2022 2:25:31 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 25 replies
    rupreparing ^ | 4/21/2022 | not shown
    A recent poll was conducted by a national polling outfit, "YOUGOV. Results to these questions asked of average people on the street. What percentage of the country is black? Answers 41%. Actual, 12% What percentage is "Latino? Answers 39%. Actual numbers 17% How many families make over $500,000 a year? Answers 26%. Actual figure? 1% (We think a quarter of the country is rich). What percent of American's are vegetarians? Response? 30% Actual? 5% What percent of American's live in NY city? Answers? 30% Actual 3%. What percentage of Americans are 'transgender? 22% Actual number, 1% (People believe this BS!)...
  • John Kerry called a coward for hiding public records; AG Garland has ‘no comment’

    04/23/2022 6:48:04 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 22 Apr 2022 | Joe Dwinell
    John Kerry is being called out for his display of “cowardice” for ducking questions about his blatant lack of transparency — while U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland had “no comment” on the matter.The climate czar and featured guest at an MIT symposium on global warming rushed into an elevator surrounded by bodyguards to avoid the Herald’s questions Thursday. He didn’t address why he still refuses to list details of his office staff.On Earth Day Friday, one energy advocacy group snapped back.“Alaska’s families are hurting under Joe Biden’s and John Kerry’s energy failures so … Kerry may be able to duck...
  • Banned Books

    04/14/2022 4:40:33 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    My Local Library | 04-14-2022
    This display shows some of the books that have been banned all over the world as well as well as throughout the US. The words covering the books are the quoted reasons each book was banned. Take a look and see which of your favorite books have been banned and why.