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  • Veteran Conservative Journalist, Terror Expert Bridget Johnson Booted from Twitter

    12/04/2017 8:39:38 AM PST · by mairdie · 43 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 4 December 2017 | John Nolte
    Add Pajama Media’s Bridget Johnson to the list of those summarily silenced by Twitter’s ongoing purge of conservative voices. According to her employer, Johnson, a long-time journalist with established bylines at, among others, USA Today, the Hill, Politico, NPR, and the Jerusalem Post, was removed from Twitter over the weekend without warning, cause or explanation. A link to Johnson’s cache’d tweets (from late September) shows nothing close to any of the flame wars, abuse, taunting, bullying or anything else that violates Twitter’s intentionally-cryptic terms of service. As someone who has known Bridget for going on 10 years (in the early...
  • Banning Gun Sales to People on No-Fly List May Not Be Constitutional, Experts Say (Capt Obvious)

    12/11/2015 6:46:15 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    On Thursday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced plans to issue an executive order barring anyone listed on federal terrorist watch lists from purchasing a gun in the state. But while the idea of “no fly, no gun” has found growing support following the mass shooting in San Bernardino last week, including that of President Obama, experts say such a policy may be unconstitutional. The problem lies with the terrorist watch lists themselves, which are both secret and routinely updated without the typical due process given to those who are accused of breaking the law, such as court proceedings. Without a...
  • Obama Passes Law BANNING FREE SPEECH: Media “No Longer Allowed To Name Mass Shooter”

    10/08/2015 2:13:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 10/8/15 | Pamela Geller
    President Barack Obama held a press conference today to announce signing into law a bill that prevents U.S. media outlets from naming the shooting suspect in any of their news coverage. This is is tyranny. His illegally seized power cannot usurp our first amendment and the rights of the freedom of the press. For years Islamic supremacists like Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Rauf and others demanded that the media stop reporting on jihad terror because it might cause “islamophobia” (euphemism for opposition to jihad terror). It was unthinkable before Obama. Now that they have their stooge in the White...
  • Deep Thoughts On Flag Banning

    06/30/2015 4:51:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | June 30, 2015 | Mike Adams
    It’s not possible for me to write about First Amendment issues and refrain from weighing in on the current Confederate flag controversy that is brewing down in South Carolina. Many of my students and readers have asked for my take, so here it is. I will start with an empirical prediction of what I think will happen. I’ll follow that with my opinion about why I think it will be bad for the country. First, there will be the successful effort to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina capitol. The move will spread to other states like Mississippi...
  • Obama Says Muslim Country that Banned Bible has “Work to Do” on Human Rights… “Just like the USA”

    04/28/2014 8:41:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 04/28/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO On his visit to Muslim Malaysia, Obama at least went so far as to acknowledge that the Muslim country has some human rights issues. That’s more than he did for his own Indonesia, which is a genocidal nation engaged in an illegal occupation of Christian territories. And he did it with the usual backhanded slaps at America. President Obama celebrated America’s closer ties with the Muslim-majority nation of Malaysia Sunday, even as he suggested “there’s more work to be done” here on the issue of human rights.“There’s a recognition by the Malaysian government that...
  • White House blocks access to Obama events, news groups say

    11/22/2013 11:23:15 AM PST · by Jonah Vark · 39 replies
    McClatchy Washington Bureau ^ | November 21, 2013 | By Anita Kumar
    <p>WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest news organizations lodged a complaint Thursday against the White House for imposing unprecedented limitations on photojournalists covering President Barack Obama, which they say have harmed the public’s ability to monitor its own government.</p> <p>The organizations accuse the White House of banning photojournalists from covering Obama at some events, and then later releasing its own photos and videos of the same events.</p>
  • Albuquerque Voters Defeat Measure Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

    11/19/2013 10:30:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 76 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    After a monumental battle that saw national pro-life groups and abortion supporters engage in a furious fight in the state of New Mexico, voters in Albuquerque today defeated the nation’s first city-wide ban on late-term abortions. Initial results from 50,000 early and absentee ballots showed 56 percent of voters against the proposal, while 44 percent supported the ban on most abortions after 20 weeks. The totals from voters casting ballots on election day didn’t change those percentages much and, with 28 of 50 precincts tallied, the vote remained 55-45 against the ban. Some pro-life advocates are asserting the results are...
  • Spain: Jihadists Threaten Catalonia over Burqa Ban

    09/14/2013 9:41:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | September 13, 2013 | Soeren Kern
    A jihadist group affiliated with Al Qaeda has threatened to carry out terrorist attacks in Catalonia, an autonomous region in northeastern Spain that is home to the largest concentration of radical Islamists in Europe. The threats were issued by a group called "Africamuslima" in response to efforts by Catalonian lawmakers to increase surveillance of radical Salafists seeking to impose Islamic Sharia law in Spain and other parts of Europe. Catalonia -- a region of 7.5 million people centered on the Mediterranean city of Barcelona -- is home to the largest Muslim population in Spain. Most of the estimated 450,000 Muslims...
  • San Jose councilman proposes banning sodas

    08/23/2013 11:23:30 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 26 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 08/23/2013 | John Woolfolk
    SAN JOSE -- Want a Coke at the San Jose Library? A root beer for the kids at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo? Maybe some whole milk for the little one? Forget it! That stuff makes you fat. A San Jose councilman wants the city to stop providing sugary drinks and whole milk at city properties and events to promote healthier diets. "We cannot stop the obesity epidemic," City Councilman Ash Kalra said in his proposal. "But as the city of San Jose, we can do our part by being socially responsible and accountable for the products we make available...
  • Why Liberals Like Affirmative Action

    06/29/2013 6:16:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | June 29, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    The Supreme Court punted on the University of Texas affirmative action case the other day. But the issue won't seem to go away - except in California. California? Yes, California. Although seen as a bastion of liberalism in the public mind, the state passed proposition 209, banning affirmative action, 17 years ago. So what happened? Are California university campuses today completely lily white? Or all Asian? Hardly. As explained in a study for the Cato Institute, with the exception of one or two "elite" institutions, California university campuses are more diverse today than before the ban, and the graduation rates...
  • Banning Police Watch Residents With Newly Installed Security Cameras

    06/18/2013 7:44:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies ^ | June 18, 2013 7:29 PM
    BANNING {Californai} ( —Authorities have installed a dozen surveillance cameras in Banning to watch its residents. Banning Police Chief Leonard Purvis said the cameras are a way for officers to keep an eye on the city without having as many patrols on the ground. “We definitely don’t want anybody to feel that we’re trying to be Big Brother, we just want to be able to provide an extra presence,” he said. While the cameras aren’t manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the video is stored for 30 days. “They’re not going to know when we’re watching and...
  • Proof That Merely Banning Things Doesn't Work

    04/16/2013 5:05:44 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-16-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Comedian Jay Mohr recently used the Boston Marathon bombing as a rationale to do away with the Second Amendment. If this tragedy proves anything, it's that liberals are totally wrong about how gun control would work.
  • Ban This! Ban That! Ban This and That!

    02/06/2013 3:30:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | February 6, 2013 | John Stossel
    I like to bet on sports. Having a stake in the game, even if it's just five bucks, makes it more exciting. I also like playing poker. "Unacceptable!" say politicians in much of America. "Gambling sometimes leads to 'addiction,' destitute families!" Well, it can. So politicians ban it. It's why we no longer see a poker game in the back of bars. Half the states even ban poker between friends -- though they rarely enforce that. After banning things, politicians' second favorite activity is granting special privileges to a few people who do those same things -- so big casinos...
  • Banning Guns Isn't The Answer (pic)

    12/17/2012 4:38:57 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-17-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Fury over rural diktat banning women from 'falling in love' (India)

    07/15/2012 11:29:02 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 7/14/12 | RAHUL BEDI in New Delhi
    A VILLAGE council in India has issued a Taliban-like diktat banning women under the age of 40 from falling in love, using mobile phones or going out in public unescorted. The “fiat” issued by the Asara village council in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh province, 40km northeast of the capital New Delhi, has outraged women’s rights activists across India. It also requires women to cover their heads while away from their homes. Anyone defying the order would be ostracised and then expelled from the village, council member Mohammad Mokam said yesterday. He added there were “other ways” to make the...
  • San Francisco considers banning the sale of all pets

    06/26/2011 9:40:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/26/11 | Maria L. La Ganga
    San Francisco - The first vision was simple and straightforward: To curtail puppy mills and kitten factories, the sale of cats and dogs should be banned in San Francisco, where the loving guardians of animal companions come to regular blows — politically — with the loving parents of children. The ban was put on hold last year after animal advocates broadened it to include anything with fur or feathers. Now it's back, with a new name and a new strategy: More is more. The Humane Pet Acquisition Proposal is on its way to the Board of Supervisors, and it hopes
  • National Fatwa Council decides against banning poco-poco dance

    04/22/2011 5:38:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Malaysian Star ^ | April 22, 2011 | by: Bernama
    SEPANG: The special meeting or muzakarah of the National Fatwa Council has decided not to put a ban on the "poco-poco" dance among Muslims in the country as long as it is practised according to the stipulated regulations. The National Fatwa Council would remain respectful of the decision made by the Perak Fatwa Council to ban the dance in the state as their research showed that it had elements of Christianity and soul worshipping. National Fatwa Council chairman Tan Sri Dr Abdul Shukor Husin said the regulations referred to the guidelines issued by the council in 2007, which reminded the...
  • Protest of the banning of Verdugo

    05/01/2011 12:17:34 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 75 replies
    Self | 5/1/'11 | Zionist Conspirator
    To begin, I must state that I do not know what it was that led to the banning of Verdugo from Free Republic. It is quite possible he said something absolutely outrageous. However, if this is the case, I am unaware of it. I also wish to state that I do not in the least dispute the right of Jim Robinson to ban anyone from this site--his private property--at any time for any reason. However, I believe the banning of Verdugo was an injustice and I wish to protest it. I hope everyone who reads this will recall that my...
  • Black officers in Calif. allege racism, threaten suit

    04/13/2011 1:13:52 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 8 replies ^ | April 13, 2011 | John Asbury
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Banning city officials are conducting an investigation into allegations of racism and discrimination at the Banning Police Department after one current and two former officers issued a letter indicating they may sue the city. A Los Angeles attorney, Rupert Byrdsong, sent the letter to the Banning City Council, City Manager Andy Takata and Banning Police Chief Leonard Purvis late Sunday requesting the city investigate disciplinary actions, pay, promotions and the general treatment of black officers versus white officers. The letter details the accounts of three officers - Marcus Futch, fired in September 2010, Greg Herrington, terminated in...
  • Banning Happy Meals: Good idea for Philadelphia area? (Will Obama t-shirts be next?)

    11/04/2010 10:50:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/04/10 | Peter Mucha
    Banning Happy Meals: Good idea for Phila. area?By Peter Mucha Inquirer Staff Writer Posted on Thu, Nov. 4, 2010 It's all about the children. Gotta protect them ... from Happy Meals. At least in San Francisco. The Board of Supervisors there is basically telling fast food restaurants, no fair using toys to sell cheeseburgers and fries to girls and boys. Hello Kitty makes kids fat? Megamind controls their minds? A first-of-its-kind ordinance plans to ban, starting at the end of 2011, free playthings being included with meals loaded with calories, sugar and fat. "We're part of a movement that is...