Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $20,926
23%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 23% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: ban

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • California May Ban Paper Receipts Next, But It Won’t Make Much Of A Difference

    01/21/2019 5:51:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2019 | John Sexton
    A couple weeks ago a California Assemblyman introduced a bill that would ban paper receipts in the state. To be precise, the bill would require the customer to ask for one, similar to the state’s straw ban. The announcement made some news, mostly for the poor staffer who was stuck wearing a life-size receipt over his head. WATCH: A San Francisco assembly member put a life-size receipt on display Tuesday in order to introduce a new legislation that would require retailers to offer digital receipts as the default to customers beginning January 1, 2022. https://t.co/dw4hddKPRu pic.twitter.com/wLZfhz1rNK— CBS Evening News...
  • Pittsburgh City Council Seeks Ban on AR-15s, BB Guns, Starter Pistols

    01/16/2019 2:10:00 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/16/19 | AWR Hawkins
    The Pittsburgh City Council is pushing a ban on AR-15s and other commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles, as well BB guns and starter pistols. The ban would prohibit the possession of some weapons, while limiting the possession of other weapons to one’s own land and/or residence. Regarding “assault weapons,” the City Council says, “It shall be unlawful to manufacture, sell, purchase, transport, carry, store, or otherwise hold in one’s possession within the City of Pittsburgh an assault weapon.” They define “assault weapons” as weapons that run the gamut between full-auto to semiautomatic. In other words, a machine gun with select-fire switch is...
  • Brave Boulder, Co. Residents Not Complying With New Gun Ban

    01/06/2019 3:58:00 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 14 replies
    The Lid ^ | Jan 5, 2019 | by Jeff Dunetz
    Residents who owned any of the “illegal’ firearms before June 15th, 2018 could grandfather their guns in the city’s “This-Is-Not-A-Registry” program and get a certificate. This program ended on Dec.31.
  • Venezuelans regret gun ban, 'a declaration of war against an unarmed population'

    12/14/2018 11:35:13 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-14-2018 | Holly McKay
    As Venezuela continues to crumble under the socialist dictatorship of President Nicolas Maduro, some are expressing words of warning – and resentment – against a six-year-old gun control bill that stripped citizens of their weapons. “Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight,” Javier Vanegas, 28, a Venezuelan teacher of English now exiled in Ecuador, told Fox News. “The government security forces, at the beginning of this debacle, knew they had no real opposition to their force. Once things were this bad, it was a clear...
  • The Many Things that Democrats want to Ban (Running List) - Metallicman

    12/09/2018 4:46:49 PM PST · by vannrox · 22 replies
    metallicman ^ | 8DEC18 | editorial staff
    This is a compilation of the many, many things that American Democrats (often radical totalitarian communists wearing the mantle of “progressive liberals”) want to ban. This is a running tabulated list that originated from an earlier post about busybodies. There, I argued that Social Justice Warriors (SJW) was just another name for a busybody. This is a set aside list tabulated by request. It supersedes the extensive list on an earlier post about busybodies. Remember, boys and girls, all bans are a restriction on freedom. Go ahead and shake your head in disbelief. These people are friggin’ lunatics. The List...
  • Legoland's Plastic Straw Ban Is the Height of Environmental Virtue Signaling

    12/04/2018 3:39:16 AM PST · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 11-29-2018 | Christian Britschgi
    Plastic toys, sí! Plastic straws, no! Legoland, a theme park dedicated to celebrating plastic toy bricks, has announced that as of next year it will no longer provide single-use plastic straws to park visitors. The decision came down last week from Merlin Entertainments, a British company that operates 120 attractions worldwide, including nine Legoland parks. "Like many of our guests, we are concerned about the negative environmental impact associated with the disposal of plastic straws," says Merlin CEO Nick Varney in a press release. "It is something we can act on immediately as we continue to assess how we minimize...
  • Tumblr will purge most NSFW content under new guidelines

    12/04/2018 3:28:31 AM PST · by vannrox · 35 replies
    GoGame ^ | 4DEC18 | Editorial Staff
    Tumblr will ban adult content from the platform starting Dec. 17, the company announced. This change will also get rid of Tumblr’s Safe Mode, the search filter designed to purge NSFW content from a query. Explicit written content, such as erotica, is still permitted as well. Tumblr will instead be focused on creating “the most welcoming environment possible for our community.” Tumblr has allowed NSFW content on its platform since the site launched in 2007. Earlier this year, under new management Tumblr will purge most NSFW content under new guidelines.
  • ‘Bringing Home The Bacon’ Could Be BANNED To Stop Vegans Getting Offended

    12/03/2018 11:16:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    The Sun ^ | 12/03/18 | Thomas Burrows
    PHRASES like “bringing home the bacon” and “flogging a dead horse” could be CULLED to avoid offending animal lovers, an academic has claimed. Shareena Hamzah, from Swansea University, claimed the growing popularity of veganism could see people give meat-based metaphors the chop. It could mean historical sayings such as "taking a bull by the horns" or “putting all one’s eggs in one basket” become a thing of the past. Shareena Hamzah, of Swansea University, claimed the growing influence of veganism will raise awareness of animal cruelty and put an end to meaty descriptions. Writing on academic website The Conversation...
  • UN Demands Ban on Trump-style “Nationalist Populism”

    11/12/2018 6:56:20 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 59 replies
    the one american ^ | Monday, 12 November 2018 | Alex Newman
    BRINDISI, Italy — The United Nations is seriously stepping up its campaign to undermine free speech, online freedom, and a surge in opposition to globalism worldwide. Pointing to what it calls “international law” against racism and “intolerance,” the UN is demanding a global crackdown on fundamental human rights as well as what is described as “nationalist populism.” In particular, the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment must go. As part of the attack, political and economic ideas the UN hates — populism, concern about corrupt elites, nationalism, individual liberty, borders, and more — are also now officially in the UN’s crosshairs. Basically,...
  • Big Win For MAGA Hats At Supreme Court (You can wear them at polling stations)

    10/25/2018 6:48:46 PM PDT · by vannrox · 79 replies
    Above the law ^ | 14JUN18 | Elie Mystal
    In a largely expected decision, the Supreme Court today ruled that the government cannot restrict a person’s clothing choices while they are voting. The ruling came down 7-2, and perhaps the margin was a bit of a surprise, but the First Amendment arguments made by the majority are not. It’s entirely consistent with majoritarian First Amendment views that white people can harass and intimidate black people — especially black people who dare to try to vote — in a myriad of ways as long as they don’t get physical. Freedom! As long as the whites don’t actually throw the banana...
  • The Many Things that Democrats want to Ban (Running List)

    10/24/2018 7:09:32 PM PDT · by vannrox · 30 replies
    metallicman ^ | 25OCT18 | editorial staff
    This is a compilation of the many, many things that American Democrats (often radical totalitarian communists wearing the mantle of “progressive liberals”) want to ban. This is a running tabulated list that originated from an earlier post about busybodies. There, I argued that Social Justice Warriors (SJW) was just another name for a busybody. This is a set aside list tabulated by request. It supersedes the extensive list on an earlier post about busybodies. Remember, boys and girls, all bans are a restriction on freedom. Go ahead and shake your head in disbelief. These people are friggin’ lunatics. Ban...
  • Muslims Want British Government to Ban Franklin Graham

    09/17/2018 9:09:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/17/2018 | Todd Starnes
    The Muslim Council of Britain is calling on the British government to ban renowned evangelist Franklin Graham because they allege his views on Islam and same-sex marriage violate the nation's hate speech laws. Graham, the president of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is scheduled to lead a series of religious gatherings beginning Sept. 21. "In the past the government has banned individuals whom they claim are 'not conducive to the public good.' Mr. Graham's remarks are on record and clearly demonstrate a hatred for Muslims and other minorities," the organization said in a statement. One government leader...
  • Eating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill

    09/13/2018 4:59:06 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 78 replies
    WFMY News ^ | 9/13/2018 | Erin Kelly
    Eating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/nation-now/eating-dogs-and-cats-banned-in-us-in-house-passed-bill/465-040343ab-080f-46e2-8274-9cc075d3a8b8 Eating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill Eating dogs and cats banned in House-passed bill NATION-NOW Author:Erin Kelly Updated:1:59 PM EDT September 13, 2018 WASHINGTON – The House has passed legislation that would outlaw the slaughter of dogs and cats for food – a practice that, although rare, is still legal in 44 states. The bipartisan bill by Florida Reps. Vern Buchanan, a Republican; and Alcee Hastings, a Democrat; would amend the federal Animal Welfare Act to ban the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption in...
  • Study: There is No Safe Level of Drinking Alcohol

    09/04/2018 5:22:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 82 replies
    Sci-news ^ | 28Aug18 | Editorial staff
    “The health risks associated with alcohol are massive,” said study senior author Dr. Emmanuela Gakidou, a researcher in the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. “Our findings are consistent with other recent research, which found clear and convincing correlations between drinking and premature death, cancer, and cardiovascular problems. Zero alcohol consumption minimizes the overall risk of health loss.” “The study does not distinguish between beer, wine, and liquor due to a lack of evidence when estimating the disease burden,” she added. “However, we used data on all alcohol-related deaths generally and related health outcomes to...
  • AOC (socialist Cortez) campaign says press ban will end

    08/23/2018 6:07:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Qchron ^ | 8/23/18 | Christopher Barca
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is both pushing back against and apologizing over last Thursday’s Chronicle article detailing her campaign’s banning of the press from community town halls in Corona and the Bronx. In a series of tweets both last Friday and Sunday, the Democratic nominee for the 14th Congressional District claimed that the open-to-the-public meetings were specifically for certain groups of people. “With this town hall non-story, it was designed to protect and invite vulnerable populations to public discourse: immigrants, victims of domestic abuse and so on,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote last Friday. “We indicated previously that the event would be closed to the...
  • Siblings suffer serious injuries in dog attack as city set to adopt new animal control bylaw

    08/21/2018 12:01:39 PM PDT · by Norski · 92 replies
    Global News The Canada Press ^ | August 20, 2018 | Sidhartha Banerjee
    Montreal’s mayor called on pet owners to take responsibility for their animals on Monday after a weekend dog attack on two young siblings that caused serious injuries. Police said a four-year-old girl and a seven-year-old boy were recovering from serious injuries to their head and arm, respectively, in two separate incidents on Sunday just hours apart involving the same aggressive dog. The dog belonged to an acquaintance of the children’s grandmother, who was watching the animal in Montreal North. The attack came as Montreal city council is set to vote on a new series of dangerous dog measures focusing on...
  • Not satisfied with banning plastic straws, now the enviro Left is coming after a party favorite

    08/15/2018 3:14:28 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 54 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 08/15/18 | USA Features
    Insanity: Despite the fact that you could bury the world’s trash in a minuscule portion of the Earth, Left-wing environmental wackos are hell-bent on getting as many modern conveniences banned or regulated as possible. In recent months they’ve managed to convince liberal lawmakers and policymakers that plastic straws will destroy the planet if they are not banned from at least some major cities. Now these same goofballs are coming after another party favorite: Balloons.
  • Springfield, Missouri votes down ban on acquiring new pit bulls

    First-ever election win for pit bull advocates SPRINGFIELD, Missouri––Out-spending voices for animal and human safety by a margin perhaps as high as $10,000 to $1.00, pit bull advocates on August 7, 2018 celebrated their first-ever defeat of a pit bull ban in a municipal general election. Reversing the outcome of earlier attempts to repeal pit bull bans in Miami-Dade County, Florida, and Aurora, Colorado, pit bull advocates in Springfield, Missouri polled at least 21,142 votes, or 68% of the votes cast, against 9,772 votes (32%) for the ban. Older breed-specific ordinance remains in effect Opened Question 1 on the Springfield...
  • Will Springfield, Missouri, vote on August 7, 2018 to ban pit bulls?

    08/04/2018 10:29:02 PM PDT · by Norski · 125 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | August 4, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    First time for a proposed pit bull ban to go before voters prior to taking effect SPRINGFIELD, Missouri––Opens Question 1 on the August 7, 2018 primary election ballot for the City of Springfield, Missouri: “Shall the City of Springfield establish a future ban upon the possession of new pit bull dogs within the City limits by prohibiting acceptance of any new pit bull registrations and only allowing renewals of existing current pit bull dog registrations?” The language of the proposed Springfield pit bull ban was approved by the city council, voting 5-4, in November 2017. Backlash “The backlash was immediate,”...
  • Nasty CNN Reporter Banned from White House... Lou Dobbs Let's Her Have It

    07/25/2018 9:30:50 PM PDT · by montag813 · 59 replies
    24News ^ | 07-26-2018 | Roman DeSantis
    by Roman DeSantis | 24NewsCNN reporter Kaitlan Collins was banned from President Trump’s presser in the Rose Garden at the White House Wednesday afternoon after she repeately shouted out ‘inappropriate’ questions earlier at an Oval Office meeting with a key foreign dignitary.Earlier Wednesday, President Trump met with President of EU Commission Jean Claude Juncker in the Oval Office to reach an agreement on trade. Collins began to blurt out questions to the President. Collins thought it was an appropriate time to bring up Michael Cohen and his secretly recorded tapes as President Juncker sat next to President Trump. “Did Michael Cohen...