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  • The Latest: EPA bars AP, CNN from summit on contaminants

    05/22/2018 2:01:06 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 18 replies ^ | MAY 22, 2018 | Unknown
    The Environmental Protection Agency is barring The Associated Press, CNN and the environmental-focused news organization E&E from a national summit on harmful water contaminants. The EPA blocked the news organizations from attending Tuesday’s Washington meeting, convened by EPA chief Scott Pruitt.
  • Joe DiGenova: Frustrated President May Fire 'Clowns' Sessions and Rosenstein

    05/18/2018 11:40:08 AM PDT · by xzins · 404 replies
    PJ Media ^ | MAY 17, 2018 | DEBRA HEINE
    Attorney Joe diGenova predicted that both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions' days are numbered at the Department of Justice during a telephone interview with Newsmax's Howie Carr Wednesday. DiGenova's claim came after the New York Times published a report titled "Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation". The report has been interpreted by many as an attempt by sources within the "Deep State" to cushion the blow of the imminent DOJ inspector general report, which is expected to be explosive. In March, President Trump considered adding diGenova and his wife Victoria...
  • Q Anon: (4/6/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/06/2018 6:28:11 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3,149 replies ^ | 4/6/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • TV personality who played Bozo the Clown dies at 89....8^(

    03/22/2018 6:43:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | 03-22-2018 | Staff
    BOSTON — A longtime television personality who played a beloved clown had died, according to family. WCVB-TV says 89-year-old Frank Avruch, who played Bozo the Clown from 1959 to 1970, has died. Avruch was a contributor to the station for over 40 years as a host of "Man About Town," and "The Great Entertainment." He died Tuesday at his Boston home from heart disease, and is survived by his wife Betty, two sons Matthew and Steven and several grandchildren. Avruch graduated from Boston University in 1949 with a bachelor's degree in Communication. He was an active philanthropist, and was a...
  • Dressing as a clown for Halloween? These Florida cops say you’re risking your life

    10/18/2017 2:26:08 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 17, 2017 | Howard Cohen
    As Halloween nears, many are considering clown pranks for fright night fun. At least one sheriff’s office in the state says don’t even think of playing a creepy clown if your aim is mischief. Volusia County Sheriff’s Office issued a stern warning on its Facebook page Tuesday afternoon. "Warning to evil clowns and anyone considering creepy clown activity: We will not be there to save you if your intended target defends himself or herself, and you may face other penalties as well,” the post read.
  • What would you do if a Clown Pulled his Knife on you?

    09/20/2017 7:07:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 71 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/20/2017 | D Riffe
    Is this stalking killer clown for real, or is this a hoax? Or just another copy cat using the new Stephen King remake of “It” movie to craft a publicity stunt. Facebooker Draven Riffe swears this knife-wielding clown was quite real. Afterwards, Draven was so shaken by the encounter that he waited in his treestand for two hours for law enforcement to escort him out safely. Imagine this scene. You are up in your treestand with your bow ready for your big buck to come by. Instead of a buck, it is a madman dressed like a clown, armed with...
  • Professional Clowns Plan Rally Outside NYC Movie Theater, Blaming Movie 'It' for Drop in Business

    09/13/2017 7:14:31 PM PDT · by MV=PY · 25 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Sep 13, 2017 | Michelle Kim
    A professional clown claims his business in and around New York City has dropped because of the marketing around the horror clown movie "It."  John Nelson, who runs Clowns in Town with a partner, says his business has gotten several cancellations in the last couple of weeks, and he's blaming the supernatural horror movie for scaring the public. ...
  • GOP struggles with health care plan

    07/01/2017 11:07:56 PM PDT · by Rabin · 12 replies
    GOP struggles with health care plan ^ | 1972 | Joe Egan and Gerry
    Un named officials have just released a bombsmell. This previously encrypted 72 missive from the to be President of the United States, Congressmen Paul and Mitch.
  • Outraged Clowns Say ‘IT’ Trailer Stoking Anti-Clown Prejudice, Similar to Racism

    04/07/2017 1:46:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies ^ | April 7, 2017 | Jonathan McAloon
    Professional clowns have complained that the viral trailer for the new film version of Stephen King’s IT is stoking anti-clown prejudice comparable to racism. Outraged members of the clowning community lamented that the remake of the 1990 horror series – a trailer for which has recently taken the internet by storm – is entrenching negative perceptions about them. The two-and-a-half-minute teaser broke after racking up 197 million views in just 24 hours. It’s safe to say lots of people are excited about the return of Pennywise the killer clown – but not clowns themselves.Interviewed for Mel Magazine, several professional...

    10/23/2016 6:53:19 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 17 replies
    You know things are going downhill when even clowns can't take a joke. On the other hand, maybe only clowns know how serious a joke can be. A small sign put up as a joke in the City Lights Bookshop in London, Ont. sparked a three-ring circus of two angry clowns, two frustrated bookstore employees, and two bicycle-riding police officers Thursday afternoon. The sign: a clown face with a diagonal bar across it. In other words, No Clowns Allowed. The sign has been in the store for years. With all the fuss over creepy clowns lately, store co-owner Teresa Tarasewicz...
  • Board passes anti-clown ordinance

    10/21/2016 8:46:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies ^ | 10/19/16 | staff reporter
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  • Clown Sightings Prompt Target to Pull Masks From Shelves Weeks Before Halloween

    10/17/2016 1:06:21 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 17, 2016 | Nicole Pelletiere
    The scary clown craze is now affecting big businesses like Target, which is removing clown masks from its shelves just weeks before Halloween. [Snip] This decision was made out of "sensitivity to the issue at hand," the rep said.
  • Killer clown craze hits the tattoo parlour as body art fans flock to get creepy inkings

    10/15/2016 1:25:22 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | 10/15/2016 | Hannah Ferrett
    Clowns have barely been out of the news in recent weeks, with seemingly ever-more horrifying incidents involving people dressed as them each day. In Sweden, a teenager was stabbed by a violent jester in the middle of the street, and Childline has reported a massive surge in calls from kids who’ve been left frightened by the phenomenon. Not everyone is so scared though, as this new tattoo craze shows. People have been paying homage to the killer clown trend with spooky inkings etched on their skin. The trend seems to be for tattoos of creepy clowns, with black-and-white and just...
  • Man Dresses As Batman To Take On Creepy Clown

    10/14/2016 5:56:57 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 15 replies ^ | 10/12/2016 | Matthew Mueller
    The latest societal epidemic seems to be one of creepy vagabond clowns who seemingly get their jollies by walking around and terrifying people. Luckily for the county of Cumbria, they have their very own Dark Knight who's ready to defend them. The BBC Cumbria Facebook page recently posted a few photos of their newest defender, who is part of the Cumbria Superheroes. Recent clown sightings had started to frighten the local children, and so the group enlisted Batman's help to keep the peace (via post includes a photo of the costumed vigalante running down a clown, as well as...
  • Ronald McDonald Is Laying Low Until the Clown Craze Is Over

    10/12/2016 5:25:35 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    Newsfeed ^ | 10/11/2016 | Melissa Chan
    Ronald McDonald, the iconic clown mascot of McDonald’s, is laying low until the clown craze in the country dies down, the fast-food giant said Tuesday. McDonald’s said Americans will see less of the recognizable red-haired jester in the yellow suit as the company remains “thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald’s participation in community events” as a result of the “current climate around clown sightings in communities,” according to the Associated Press. Sightings of creepy clowns have been on the rise and have spread to more than two dozen states since late August when reports surfaced that clowns were trying to...
  • ‘Killer clown’ scares woman into premature birth

    10/11/2016 10:25:53 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies ^ | 10/11/2016 | Staff
    A UK woman who was eight months pregnant prematurely gave birth after she was startled by a ‘killer clown’. The woman is said to be doing well after a 17-year-old frightened her as part of the bizarre craze. The latest victim of the clown craze was reported on Facebook by a friend of the woman, who described the incident saying a “stupid 17-year-old kid” jumped on the mother-to-be dressed as a clown in Whitwick, Leicestershire. “It's a nonsense craze that needs stopping,” she added. Comments on the post show anger at the growing craze, which has left many petrified and...
  • Police Scotland issue warning over 'killer clown' craze

    10/09/2016 8:33:19 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 9 October 2016 | --
    Police in Scotland have warned that action may be taken against people who take part in the so-called "killer clown" craze. ... Police Scotland said it had received a "few sporadic reports of individuals dressed as clowns" in some areas in Scotland. ... The craze appears to have been inspired by clown-related pranks in the US and has seen a string of copycat incidents across the UK recently.
  • Creepy clown gets beat up with a baseball bat when he tries to scare a group of friends

    10/07/2016 7:58:44 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 98 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7 October 2016
    <p>One US man got a massive beating after dressing up as a creepy clown and trying to scare a group of friends in a car.</p> <p>Footage of the incident shows the clown, holding some balloons, walk close to a car where a number of men were hanging out.</p>
  • Man relieved of clown wig, given counseling after Vidor PD receives 5 clown-sighting calls

    10/06/2016 7:40:05 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 15 replies
    KFDM ^ | 10-6-2016 | Madison Miller
    The Vidor Police Department received 5 calls for service in reference to clown sightings between 10:19pm Wednesday night and 5:23 am Thursday morning. The officers actually found one individual at the time and he only had on a clown wig at the time of his encounter, he was relieved of his wig and was given counseling. All other sightings were unconfirmed by police as the officers were not able to locate any at the other locations around town. We will continue to investigate any reports called into the police. If possible please let the officers attempt to locate the subjects....
  • Clown Sightings: the Day it All Began

    10/06/2016 11:01:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Guardian ^ | Wednesday 5 October 2016 | Matthew Teague
    An epidemic of clown sightings is spreading across America – and no one is laughing any morehe first person to spot a clown, the patient zero in the current epidemic of threatening clowns sightings spreading across the US, was a little boy at a low-income apartment complex in Greenville, South Carolina. He ran to his mother, Donna Arnold, and told her what he had seen: two clowns in the woods, both brightly dressed and made up. One with a red fright wig and the other with a black star painted on his face. They whispered something to the boy. “They...