Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $52,151
59%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 59%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: ban

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 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 · 77 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...
  • Sen. Gillibrand: If Dems Gain Control, ‘First Thing We Should Do is…Get Rid of ICE’

    07/23/2018 9:48:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    GP ^ | 07/23/18 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Appearing at Ozy Fest in New York City, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said that the “first thing” Democrats should do if they regain the House and Senate after the midterms is “get rid of ICE.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CthrSoBhHfc Speaking to Ana Kasparian, a far-left host of The Young Turks, Gillibrand was asked about how they can made sure that Democrats get things done if they regain control of the House and Senate in the midterms. Kasparian also hilariously whined that Republicans are far less likely to compromise with Democrats — ignoring that her party has made it their policy and platform to block anything that...
  • Dem's campaign manager quits after video shows candidate secretly backing gun ban

    07/18/2018 1:29:38 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/18/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The campaign manager of a Democrat seeking a U.S. House seat in upstate New York quit the campaign Tuesday, after a video showed the candidate saying she wouldn't publicly endorse a ban on certain firearms -- for fear that she’d lose the election. Mike Szustak, who since April had run the campaign of candidate Tedra Cobb, told the Watertown Daily Times that he’s no longer part of Cobb's bid to unseat Republican incumbent Elise Stefanik in New York's 21st Congressional District. The departure follows revelations that Cobb won’t publicly state that she favors banning assault rifles. The video was first...
  • Starbucks Bans Plastic Straws, Winds Up Using More Plastic

    07/12/2018 8:46:22 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 49 replies
    Reason ^ | 7/12/18 | Christian Britschgi
    Starbucks, the nation's largest food and drink retailer, announced on Monday that it would be going strawless.... As is to be expected, Starbucks' decision was greeted with universal adulation.... Yet missing from this fanfare was the inconvenient fact that by ditching plastic straws, Starbucks will actually be increasing its plastic use. As it turns out, the new nitro lids that Starbucks is leaning on to replace straws are made up of more plastic than the company's current lid/straw combination.
  • Hawaii becomes 1st state to ban sunscreens deemed harmful to coral reefs

    07/06/2018 11:05:28 AM PDT · by plain talk · 73 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | July 6, 2018 | Amanda Schmidt
    Hawaii just became the first state to ban certain sunscreens as a measure to protect the state's essential coral reefs. Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed a bill on Tuesday, July 3, banning the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals, oxybenzone and octinoxate, believed to harm coral reefs and other marine ecosystems. State lawmakers passed the legislation in early May. Senate Bill 2571 prohibits the sale and distribution of non-prescribed sunscreens on the islands that contain oxybenzone or octinoxate, which can be deadly for coral larvae. The ban will not be applied to medically prescribed sunscreens or makeup that contain oxybenzone...
  • Democrat Busybodies and the Destruction of Freedom

    07/02/2018 5:21:42 PM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies
    Metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    Hey! Just for fun, I went on Google and typed the words “Democrat ban”. Why are democrat busybodies so active in banning things? It came back with millions upon millions of entries. I did it on Bing, Duckduckgo, and a few others. In every instance, the results were astounding. Heck! Why are busybodies permitted to go on like they do? What do these busybodies expect to accomplish by to taking people’s money away and banning things? What is their malfunction? Busybodies. It’s all pretty messed up… Freedom Now, to be fair, the Republicans are also out to ban things. It...
  • Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

    06/26/2018 7:41:46 AM PDT · by catnipman · 126 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/26/2018 | Pete Williams
    The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, upheld President Donald Trump's restriction on travel to the United States from a handful of Muslim countries on Tuesday, giving the White House its first high court victory on the merits of a presidential initiative.
  • Congress To Give Jeff Sessions More Power To Ban Whatever Substance He Doesn't Like

    06/23/2018 9:00:01 PM PDT · by vannrox · 30 replies
    libertyblitzkrieg.com ^ | 21jun18 | Michael Krieger
    Authored by Michael Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Allowing government to arbitrarily determine which substances human beings can put into their own bodies is one of the most idiotic things a society can do. As such, its no surprise Congress is salivating at the prospect of furthering this travesty by giving additional discretion on the matter to drug war-crazed loon, Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Reason published an excellent article on the topic in yesterday’s piece: Congress Wants To Give Jeff Sessions Unprecedented New Drug War Powers. Here are some key excerpts: If you think the Department of Justice has more than...
  • Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving about to end

    06/23/2018 11:36:24 AM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    Saudi women are to be allowed to drive from midnight local time (21:00 GMT) after a ban comes to an end. The change was announced last September and Saudi Arabia issued the first licences to women earlier this month. It was the only country left in the world where women could not drive and families had to hire private chauffeurs for female relatives. However the move comes amid an intensified crackdown on activists who campaigned for the right to drive. At least eight women's rights activists are being detained and could face trial in a counter-terrorism court and long prison...