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    01/15/2021 3:24:28 PM PST · by skimbell · 93 replies
    The Burning Platform ^ | January 14, 2021 | OHMAMA
    ...As an adult, I have witnessed the world I grew up in fall to ruin. I have watched as our currency and our economy have been shamelessly corrupted beyond redemption. Since we’ve been married, my husband and I TWICE had our meager investment savings gutted by the market that we were told to invest in, now that pensions no longer exist and we working stiffs are on our own. We will be working until we die, because the Social Security we’ve been forced to pay into has also been robbed from under us...
  • Opus

    01/27/2018 10:30:39 PM PST · by butterdezillion · 212 replies
    Vanity | butterdezillion
    My comments and threads are scheduled to be deleted when I am zotted in a few days. I asked for the threads to remain so material is not lost but there is not the software to do that. If you have posted content to any of my threads that you would like to keep, please save it within the next few days so it is not lost.
  • Goodbye to my American dream: As a black, I'm tired of loving a country that can't love me back

    08/02/2013 9:12:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 243 replies
    Salon ^ | July 16, 2013 | Tiffanie Drayton
    A photo of the author On the day of college graduation, I told my friends and family the news: I was leaving the country I had lived in since childhood. “I just need a change,” I told them, but they knew there was more. Was it some romance gone awry, they wondered? Some impulsive response to a broken heart? And I was running from heartbreak. My relationship with the United States of America is the most tumultuous relationship I have ever had, and it ended with the heart-rending realization that a country I loved and believed in did not love...
  • The Federal Reserve Is Paying Banks NOT To Lend 1.8 Trillion Dollars To The American People

    07/01/2013 5:51:32 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | July 1, 2013 | Michael Snyder
    Did you know that U.S. banks have more than 1.8 trillion dollars parked at the Federal Reserve and that the Fed is actually paying them not to lend that money to us? We were always told that the goal of quantitative easing was to "help the economy", but the truth is that the vast majority of the money that the Fed has created through quantitative easing has not even gotten into the system. Instead, most of it is sitting at the Fed slowly earning interest for the bankers. Back in October 2008, just as the last financial crisis was starting,...

    10/21/2011 2:44:18 AM PDT · by airborne · 63 replies
    Weekly World News ^ | October 20th, 2011 | By Frank Lake
    Now that The Rapture has passed, Harold Camping has confirmed the Apocalypse – October 21, 2011. May 21st, 2011 has come and gone. The Rapture is over. Now the dread can begin because on October 21st, 2011… all of us that have been Left Behind, will die. As crestfallen followers of a California preacher who foresaw the world’s end strained to find meaning in their lives, Harold Camping revised his apocalyptic prophecy Monday, saying he was off by five months and the Earth actually will be obliterated on Oct. 21.
  • Goodbye from Pistolshot

    12/11/2009 8:50:14 PM PST · by Phileleutherus Franciscus · 189 replies · 3,997+ views
    Galapagos Times | December 9, 2009 | Pistolshot
    Too bad I got zapped. I was going to post this last night, but thought calmer heads would prevail. Guess I was wrong. What has become of the FreeRepublic I joined so long ago? Years ago, when this forum was young and gaining membership, the dedication to conservative principles was the theme that attracted many who were looking for an outlet to voice matters of political opinion in light of the Lewinsky Scandal. It was my primary reason for signing up. It gave me solace when I was racked in pain with a broken neck and back from an accident....
  • Alcoa announces job cuts, plant closings

    11/22/2006 5:39:38 AM PST · by Hydroshock · 14 replies · 626+ views
    Cnn ^ | 11-21-06
    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. announced a restructuring of its product operations on Tuesday that will include plant closings and could ultimately result in a 10 percent reduction of its worldwide work force. About 6,700 jobs will be cut in the next year and a further 6,400 jobs will be moved into a joint venture with Norway's Orkla ASA with the intent eventually to spin it off, the Pittsburgh-based company said. Video More video Learn how to assess what health care plan is perfect for your family. (Part 2 of 2) Play video The restructuring program is...
  • Something Every Zottee Should Realize

    11/17/2005 6:15:41 AM PST · by Turkey Day · 270 replies · 7,570+ views
    <p>You people are jerks. Not likeable jerks either, but the kind folks would like to smack in the back of the head with a shovel. Think Judge Snells from Caddyshack or Neidermier from Animal House.</p> <p>I know this probably comes as a shock to you, but if you do some serious soul searching, you'll realize that I am right.</p>
  • ZOT: The Right Must Be Terribly Afraid (Vanity, and My Official Goodbye From FR).

    07/19/2005 1:00:28 AM PDT · by Dambuster · 31 replies · 1,074+ views
    Pat The Postman
    To the happy few who may read this...I used to post here as Pat The Postman. Never insulted anyone. Just presented facts. Paid respect to everyone. Yesterday I participated in a highly interesting thread about the War On Iraq/Terrorism. Today I posted a link to an official report from the UK from the Chatham House, a deeply respected think tank, held in high esteem all over the world. And what happened? Well, all my posts were removed, and the thread about the Chatham House report was pulled within a minute. This is interesting. What's the matter? There is but one...
  • The Wreck of the Free Trade Model Engenders Myths and Falsehoods

    07/13/2005 10:24:41 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 619 replies · 4,822+ views ^ | Monday, July 11, 2005 | William R. Hawkins
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. As data gathered in the real world of international rivalry continues to show an expanding U.S. trade deficit that will likely hit $700 billion this year (up from $617 billion last year), a great wailing is heard from the Defenders of Free Trade. Their libertarian economic faith is immune to facts, either from present observation or historical experience. That's what makes it a secular religion. Nothing better reveals its reliance on superstition and ignorance than how readily its adherents resort to falsehoods to defend its dogma. Consider two recent columns that...
  • Russian suicidal chicken hangs itself on a fence (pic)

    05/17/2005 11:36:43 AM PDT · by lizol · 31 replies · 618+ views ^ | 2005-05-17
    Russian suicidal chicken hangs itself on a fence (pic) A chicken killed itself on the fence of one of the village residents in the Tula region of Russia. An eyewitness of the unimaginable bird suicide says that he was resting on a couch, when his wife rushed into the house and said that a chicken had just committed suicide by hanging itself on the neighbor's fence. When then man came out to have a look at what was happening, he saw a chicken hanging on the fence indeed. The chicken was apparently trying to fly over the fence, but did...
  • Gotta Say Goodbye FReepers

    05/10/2005 5:05:33 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 401 replies · 10,391+ views
    5/10/05 | the usual suspect
    First vanity post: The Administrator of FR has made it clear that my posts are no longer wanted here. They have been erased for reasons unclear with the Administrator being incredibly disingenuous about "spamming". I posted a picture twice and IMHO that is not spamming. It is not worth wasting further effort here, in that light. In any case, I wish the best to FReepers and want to thank you all for teaching us so much. I am especially grateful to Jim Robinson for the wonderful opportunity to have posted so many hundreds of pictures glorifying the good deeds of...
  • Time to part company

    04/01/2005 2:39:59 PM PST · by hchutch · 646 replies · 24,483+ views
    myself | 4/1/05 | hchutch
    Six months ago, Free Republic was riding high, and I was proud to be a part of it. It was coming off having blown the cover off of Dan Rather’s use of forged memos against the President. The President was well on his way to winning re-election. It was a great time to be a Freeper. However, things have changed. It started with the justifiable removal of ALIPAC. I supported that move by Jim Robinson, but the ugliness directed towards Alberto Gonzales. He was accused of everything under the sun, and Senator Mel Martinez was viciously attacked for speaking Spanish...
  • Man Kills Self at Ground Zero

    11/06/2004 5:53:00 PM PST · by Ain Soph Aur · 292 replies · 9,135+ views
    Fox News ^ | Associated Press
    <p>NEW YORK — A 25-year-old university worker from Georgia shot and killed himself at ground zero (search) Saturday morning, authorities said. The man, Andrew Veal (search), of Athens, Ga., was found atop the structure housing the 1 and 9 subway lines after a hotel worker spotted what he believed was somebody sleeping inside the site around 8 a.m., said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. A shotgun was found near the body, Coleman said. No suicide note was found, he said. Veal apparently was distraught over President Bush's (search) re-election, Newsday reported Saturday on its Web site edition, citing an unnamed police source. The newspaper also said the man was a registered Democrat who opposed the war in Iraq. Coleman said he could not confirm Newsday's account. Police were investigating how Veal entered the former World Trade Center (search) site, which is protected by high fences and owned by the Port Authority. Veal worked in a computer lab at the University of Georgia and was planning to marry, friends said Saturday.</p>
  • Toy maker Hedstrom folds, 800 jobs lost

    10/12/2004 11:09:48 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 13 replies · 1,665+ views
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | October 12, 2004 | Bill Bregar
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Illinois-based toy maker Hedstrom Corp. has discontinued operations, shutting down six plants — including a rotational molding operation in Ashland, Ohio, and a swing-set factory in Bedford, Pa., that does blow molding. Hedstrom said it could file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the second time in four years. Meanwhile, local managers at the Ashland plant are interested in buying the rotomolding operation, said Martin Irvine, Ashland economic development director. “They´ve been in discussions with several different investment groups. Over the last week or so they have made offers to buy the...
  • Goodbye FreeRepublic

    11/09/2003 1:26:16 AM PST · by CMClay · 130 replies · 249+ views
    me | november 8, 2003 | CMClay
    I joined Freerepublic in an attempt to converse with other conservatives. Lately it's been a struggle even to find a conservative post. All I see are two kinds of people, the "blame Clinton(and/or) Democrats for everything bad that happens(ed), and the Bushbots that put GWB up to a place equaling Christ. Neither are true, and I'm a truthseeker first and foremost. All I see now are threads full of propaganda, ..War is peace. Ignorance is strength. Freedom is slavery. Lies are truth. Patriotism is treason. Fascism is patriotism. I see very few coherent posts, and almost none espousing true conservatism....
  • OPUS-Dittojed2

    10/15/2003 1:14:01 PM PDT · by DittoJed2 · 362 replies · 511+ views ^ | October 15, 2003 | dittojed2
    I have asked that Mr. Robinson and the moderators remove my account. I no longer wish to be a part of this website. The response I received was that I must post an opus first. This is my opus. For friends of mine who wish to contact me at any time in the future, I will be over at The prayer thread for President Bush which I started on this hand is in capable hands. I appreciate all who have kept it going and pray that it continues. I also pray that Free Republic will return to the forum...
  • Please Remove

    12/03/2002 6:58:37 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 118 replies · 630+ views
    please remove ^ | today | me
    Please remove me from all bump lists due to lack of brains my time on the internet is now over its been fun and invigorating merry christmas and happy new year May god bless you all even the ones who dont beleive in him my prayers to all play well together children and remember always to dream ,live ,love and laugh after that your heart will always stay young Love Johnny