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  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 6

    02/18/2018 5:57:16 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 29 replies
    me | 2/18/18 | me
    ROUND 6 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The FINAL 4! It's getting easier! Just 2 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from a pair, but please be clear about that.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • Scott Adams Tweet Perfectly Nails New MSM Scam on Trump "Hoax" Claim

    02/18/2018 9:28:24 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 16, 2018 | Scott Adams
    Anti-Trumpers are claiming in unison that the President’s past “hoax” comments were about the Russian troll farm’s existence, not collusion. Ballsy and unethical persuasion, but will work on their base. https://t.co/tyl7yPlOxS— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) February 17, 2018
  • Teacher pens FB post about Florida school shooting. Its gone mega-viral for all the right reasons.

    02/17/2018 8:45:37 PM PST · by TBP · 65 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 17, 2017 | Chris Enloe
    Kelly Guthrie Raley was named Teacher of the Year at her Florida school, Eustis Middle School, for the 2017-2018 school year last month, according to Fox News. But now shes being recognized for her cultural commentary following the tragic Florida school shooting. In a Facebook post thats gone mega-viral, Ms. Raley analyzes American culture at-large and how it contributed to Wednesdays shootings and other previous mass shootings. What did she say? Raley did not hold anything back. She wrote: Until we, as a country, are willing to get serious and talk about mental health issues, lack of available care for...
  • Why Is Finland Able to Fend Off Putins Information War?

    02/17/2018 1:05:03 PM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | MARCH 1, 2017 | REID STANDISH
    With elections coming up this year in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and perhaps Italy, European intelligence services across the Continent have been sounding the alarm about Russian attempts to influence the outcome though targeted disinformation and propaganda, as they appeared to do in the U.S. presidential election. That brand of information war can range from pushing fake news stories and conspiracy theories to fanning the flames of existing problems all serving to undermine public confidence in governments and institutions. Elsewhere in the Baltics and former Soviet Union, Russian-linked disinformation has worked to stoke panic and force...
  • Please help me get the font bigger for FR on my phone.

    02/17/2018 12:22:58 PM PST · by Yaelle · 47 replies
    iPhone 7 ^ | 02/17/18 | Self
    New iPhone 7 recently updated and I cant remember which browser still allows you to enlarge font on a site like Free Republic and still allow wrap around text in the viewing screen so that you dont have to scroll left and right like a fool to read each line. Whyyyyy cant we have FR work well and visibly on mobiles? Or do I just not know the trick?
  • Our Son No Longer Suffers

    02/16/2018 4:12:25 AM PST · by trebb · 84 replies
    Vanity | 16 Feb 2018 | Trebb
    Daniel Frazier passed from the world of the flesh to the realm of the Spirit at 8:36 PM, 15 February 2018.
  • Cause and effect

    02/15/2018 8:00:59 AM PST · by John David Powell · 6 replies
    2/15/18 | John David Powell
    Cause and effect. Those are the words on the minds, in some form, for many individuals today, particularly parents regardless of the age of their children. Cause and effect. How often, though, do we, and that includes me, how often do we become overwhelmed by the effect and miss the cause? Or, worse, fixate on the wrong cause as we go for the quick fix, the easier solution, the bandage we expected from our parents to cover the boo-boo and make it all better, whatever it was. McDonald's is eliminating the cheese burger and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal....
  • Judging a Book by its Cover is More Dangerous Than Ever.

    02/14/2018 5:44:18 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 14, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on Jeff Sessions and our "Anglo-American" legal system Among the first truisms we learn as children is the old saying Dont judge a book by its cover. Good advice, any way you look at it. Antique dealers, realtors, food critics, and a thousand other professions will attest to the fact that the contents are often either much better or much worse than a products first appearance. The newspaper business, however, was supposed to be an exception to this rule. Traditionally, a headline was a pull quote or summary statement about one of the key elements in an article, so...
  • Don't try this Gun Disarm

    02/14/2018 5:16:01 AM PST · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/14/2018 | J Hines
    Happy Hump Day & Valentine Day to all. Lets start it off with this really dumb ass martial arts. If you want to learn how to disarm someone that has a gun pointed at you. Learn from a certified instructor, not from the internet like this video. The internet is a beautiful thing, full of knowledge and crap. If you watch this horrendous gun disarm against two guns and think this is the real McCoy, youre on your way to the grave. Watch this video as a form of entertainment. Seriously folks dont try this at home. Watch this hilarious...
  • Obama Aide Was Busted For Taking Upskirt Photos Of Women Around DC

    02/13/2018 11:23:01 AM PST · by b4its2late · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2018 | by Derek Hunter
    An official in Barack Obamas White House resigned in 2016 because he was arrested for taking pictures up womens skirts on DC Metrorail cars, according to the Daily Mail. The official, William Mendoza, was the executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education until he resigned in November 2016. Mendoza was convicted after pleading guilty in January 2017 to attempted voyeurism, a misdemeanor. According to the Daily Mail, he used his government-issued iPhone during work hours to take the photos and resigned as the Department of Education was readying an investigation into...
  • IG Probes $1.25 Million McCabe Received From Clinton Insiders During FBIs Hillary Investigation

    02/13/2018 8:35:24 AM PST · by b4its2late · 47 replies
    True Pundit ^ | February 13, 2018 | by Investigative Bureau
    The Inspector General probing the FBI is taking a very close look at over $1.2 million donated by Hillary Clinton-backed campaign bundlers to the political coffers of Dr.Jill McCabe, the wife of defrocked FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, federal sources confirm, at the same time McCabe was spearheading the Bureaus investigation into Hillary Clinton. Democratic PACs controlled by Hillary Clinton insiders paid the Deputy Director of the FBIs wife almost $700,000 in campaign funds before the senior FBI official, who was supervising Clintons investigation, lobbied against charging her criminally. In fact. McCabe intentionally withheld evidence in the Hillary investigation just...
  • Obama Portrait Artist Likes to Paint African-American Women Holding Heads of Decapitated White Women

    02/12/2018 10:59:32 AM PST · by MNDude · 55 replies
    Can you imagine if Donald Trumps official portrait artist painted white women holding the decapitated heads of African-American women? There would be social chaos. But as Americans we are supposed to sit back and applaud Obamas artist for chopping off the heads of white women to be carried like a trophy by African-American women? Was this artist, Kehinde Wiley, paid with public tax monies to paint Obamas portrait?
  • On the Judicial Resistance

    02/12/2018 1:18:31 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    Lawfare ^ | 12 Feb 2018 | Josh Blackman
    Over the past year, I have discussed at some length the self-professed legal resistance, which has coordinated legal strategies to resist President Trump in the courts. This front is part of the broader #Resistance movement against President Trump in the political sphere. These actions are completely rational, and unsurprising from the party that (unexpectedly) lost the election. What has garnered the most opposition to my work in this context, is the concept of the judicial resistance. Dahlia Lithwick and Professor Steve Vladeck, for example, faulted my writings in an October 2017 op-ed titled The Dangerous Myth of the Judicial Resistance....
  • Michelle Obama chose a racist artist to paint her official portrait

    02/12/2018 12:13:02 PM PST · by grundle · 38 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 12, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Michelle Obama chose a racist artist to paint her official portrait Michelle Obama chose an artist named Amy Sherald to paint her official portrait.The New York Times writes of Sherald:Ms. Sherald only paints African-Americans.I can’t wait for all the social justice warriors who want the government to force bakers to bake cakes for gay weddings, to use the exact same logic to try to get the government to force Sherald to paint portraits of white customers.Just kidding. We all know those hypocrites are never going to do that.
  • Bear Attacks Florida Man as he lets dog out

    02/12/2018 11:16:03 AM PST · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/12/2018 | J Hines
    A Florida man Andy Meunier was taking his dog out for a walk when a bear attacked him. It was a short while after leaving his Naples home when he turned to see a black bear staring at him. Without warning, the bear attacked. Neunier recalls, Everything went in slow motion, Everything went in slow motion. It was just as scary as you can imagine, Meunier told ABC affiliate WZVN. It was standing in front of me and I tried to turn left real quick and get back in the house, and caught an uppercut from a brown, or a...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 5

    02/11/2018 3:57:49 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 65 replies
    me | 2/11/18 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Great 8! It's getting easier! Just 4 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please be clear about that.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • Federal Budget's Red Ink and Storm Clouds Aren't Black and White

    02/09/2018 3:51:06 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 9, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on a Federal Budget Impasse... During the February budget showdown in Washington, Senator Rand Paul rose to speak. He reminded America of our spending habit a constant pattern of deficit spending, year-in and year-out, in both Republican and Democrat administrations. A spending habit that doesnt just cause a year of trouble, but an eternity of trouble, since these deficits add up, year by year, into a mountainous national debt, one that doubled Doubled! in just the eight years of the Obama administration alone. And he is right. ... But this is not one of those areas...
  • The island of Tuvalu is getting bigger, but I dont expect most environmentalists to celebrate

    02/09/2018 12:19:41 PM PST · by grundle · 8 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 9, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    The Pacific island nation of Tuvalu is getting bigger, but I don’t expect most environmentalists to celebrate On the one hand, this report from phys.org is good news for anyone who has been truly worried that the land area of the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu was getting smaller due to the rising sea level caused by global warming. Although the sea level is indeed rising due to global warming, wave patterns and sediment dumped by storms have actually caused the land area to get bigger. The study was conducted by the University of Auckland.On the other hand, for environmentalists who...
  • Dem: #MeToo Applies to 'Deeper Issues Than His Affair with Subordinate Married

    02/09/2018 1:23:24 AM PST · by Enterprise · 12 replies
    https://www.cnsnews.com ^ | February 8, 2018 | Craig Bannister
    California Lt. Governor Gavin Newson (D), now running for governor, says the #MeToo movement doesnt apply to his affair with a female staffer who was married to his chief campaign adviser. (snip) California's lieutenant governor became the subject of national headlines in February 2007 when it was revealed he had a brief affair with a subordinate, Ruby Rippey-Tourk, who was also the wife of his chief campaign adviser. At the time, Newsom was separated from his first wife, Kimberly Guilfoyle, now a Fox News host.
  • Failed predictions from the first Earth Day in 1970

    02/07/2018 11:45:48 AM PST · by grundle · 31 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 16, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    My response to New York Magazine’s “The Uninhabitable Earth” is to remind you of these bogus doomsayer predictions from the first Earth Day in 1970 On July 9, 2017, New York Magazine published this article, which is called, “The Uninhabitable Earth.”On July 14, 2017 – just five days later – New York Magazine said that the article “… is already the most-read article in New York Magazine’s history.”My response to this article is to remind you of the following bogus doomsayer predictions that were made during the first Earth Day in 1970:* Denis Hayes, the chief organizer for the first Earth...