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  • Facebook co-founder wants to repeal Trump tax cuts to pay for a $500 per month basic worker income

    10/18/2018 7:30:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 18, 2018 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
    • Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says the federal government could give U.S. workers a stipend of $500 per month by repealing the Trump tax cuts. • Hughes, an advocate for a basic income, argues that less than a third of Americans have reaped the benefits of the president's tax cuts. Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes said Thursday the federal government could give U.S. workers a stipend of $500 per month by repealing the tax cuts passed late last year. Hughes, author of "Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn" and an advocate for a basic income, argued that less than...
  • Bill Kristol mocks Melania Trump’s claims of being bullied: ‘Cry me a river’

    10/17/2018 8:52:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 12, 2018 | Morgan Gstalter
    Conservative commentator and outspoken “Never Trump” critic Bill Kristol mocked first lady Melania Trump for claiming she is one of the most bullied people in the world. “Cry me a river,” Kristol tweeted Thursday morning in response to Melania Trump's claim. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Melania Trump made the comment in an interview with ABC News during her first solo trip in Africa. "I could say that I'm the most bullied person in the world," she said. “One of them -- if you really see what people are saying about me." She continued by saying her experience with bullying is in part what...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 10/17/2018

    10/17/2018 5:17:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    At the top of the news the latest on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A "candid discussion" was reported in Saudi Arabia between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi officials including King Salman. President Trump spoke by phone with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. He says both the king and crown prince have denied any involvement or knowledge of what happened to Khashoggi. Trump told the Associated Press that Saudi Arabia was being treated as: "guilty until proven innocent"..... Turkish officials say their search of the Saudi consulate where Khashoggi disappeared after entering October 2nd revealed more evidence of...
  • Where Are The Conservative Talking Heads ... While The Base That Carries Their Message Gets PURGED?

    10/15/2018 11:26:05 AM PDT · by Theo · 15 replies
    [Full title: Where Are The Conservative Talking Heads and GOP Politicians While The Base That Carries Their Message Gets PURGED?] Recently my Facebook page that I built organically from the ground up was caught up in a blanketed Facebook purge. Most of you know my page. Most of you have benefited from the exposure I have given you on the page as well as my website. You see, Allen West Republic (now Great American Republic) with 953,000 followers, always supports the best of the best. From Sean Davis and Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist to Paul Sperry at Real Clear...
  • Evil WordPress shadow-bans patriotic news site Whatfinger News

    10/13/2018 7:16:21 AM PDT · by Eowyn2 · 10 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | Oct. 13, 2018 | Dr. Eowyn
    WordPress is shadow banning link news-site Whatfinger News by expunging referrals from Whatfinger.
  • Mormon Church president tells women to get off social media for 10 days

    10/12/2018 6:31:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | October 12, 2018 | Julie Zauzmer, The Washington Post
    For over a year since the #MeToo movement began, women have turned to social media with stories of sexual harassment and calls for reform that have powerfully reshaped our society. In recent weeks, women have flooded Facebook and Twitter and Instagram with pleas to #BelieveWomen, as Brett Kavanaugh gained a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court amid turmoil over accusations of sexual assault. And with just weeks to go before the Nov. 6 midterms, women are sure to make their presence known online in an election largely centered on female candidates' surging campaigns and female voters' intensifying anger. At this...
  • What the hell is going on with this 5G network rollout?

    10/11/2018 9:58:56 AM PDT · by davikkm · 39 replies
    IWB ^ | Bob Shanahan
    Don’t get too excited about the 5G network being rolled out. There are many questions about this latest technological developments’ safety and its true intentions. The global rollout of 5G is now well underway and small cell towers are coming to a a street near you in the months to come. American cities will start to see 5G networks on their smart devices by the end of this year. However, the safety of this new technology is a looming question. There is actually a fight going on to stop the implementation of 5G. In Mill Valley, north of San Francisco,...
  • I'm No Longer Using imgbb dot com For Posting FReep Images

    10/10/2018 11:01:15 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 13 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | October 10, 2018 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
    Effective immediately I won't be using the free image hosting service called imgbb.com. Over the last 2 weeks I've noticed a HUGE increase in pop-up ads in my lower right hand corner of my monitor (whether I'm online or not all), many ads seem legitimate software upgrade offers, but others are invitations to date various women of Asian countries. These small pop-up ads all have the source listed as ibb.co, which I've discovered is originating from imgbb.com. With all of my image posts I may be spreading this same '3rd Party Cookie' advertisements to my fellow FReeper's, so I've decided...
  • How can an HP all-in-one fax out wirelessly?

    10/10/2018 10:00:06 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 48 replies
    Curious as a cattery | October 11, 2018 | HTRN
    I'm trying to help out a gentleman who told me that at one time his HP all-in-one machine (OfficePro 8710) could fax out wirelessly. Not being up to the very latest technology (the guy tells me oh, no problem, it's wireless) I wonder where the interface to the phone network is? Does HP operate a private interface to the phone network on the internet to support its all-in-one machines? He says no, the machine was not connected to a phone line. Is he pulling my leg? Misremembering? I can't find anything in the manual explaining how it happens.
  • Apple CEO: Government needs to step in and regulate privacy

    10/03/2018 7:14:08 PM PDT · by TBP · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mike Ciandella
    While insisting that he is “not a pro-regulation kind of person,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the free market has failed to provide adequate protections for privacy, and he believes it is time for the government to step in. Here’s what you need to know During an interview on HBO’s “Vice News Tonight,” which aired on Tuesday, Cook said: I’m not a pro-regulation kind of person. I believe in the free market deeply. … But I think you have to recognize when the free market doesn’t produce the result that’s great for society. You have to ask yourself: What...
  • Does the FBI Investigation of Ford/Kavanaugh make a target of Ford's Scrubbed Social Media?

    10/01/2018 5:47:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 62 replies
    Vanity | 1 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    President Donald Trump has agreed to a limited investigation of Dr. Ford's allegations against Judge Kavanaugh. An investigation of this type should compile Dr. Ford's recent history, including the wiping of her social media accounts in a professional and thorough manner. The FBI should have access to national assets that record and store massive amounts of data on the Internet, continuously. It should be able to determine what was on the Internet about Dr. Ford, and what was wiped by who, when. Such information would go a long way in understanding how credible Dr. Ford's allegations are. This seems an...
  • S. Korea's military creates drone combat unit

    09/27/2018 9:11:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | September 28, 2018 | Staff
    South Korea's Army said Friday it has put a drone combat team in operation, a move to take advantage of the country's advanced ICT prowess. The unit is part of a new "ground intelligence unit" established under the wing of the Third ROK Army (TROKA), headquartered in Yongin, just south of Seoul. ROK is the acronym for South Korea's official name, the Republic of Korea. Army officials hope that the country's first drone battalion will help sharply enhance combat capabilities as a potential game changer in future warfare. "In the midst of rapidly changing strategic circumstances, the role and mission...
  • Tommy Robinson: New Charges Tacked On For Tomorrow's Retrial, "I'm going to be put back in prison"

    09/26/2018 5:44:05 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/26/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "I'm going to be put back in prison"-Tommy Robinson interviewed by Katie Hopkins of "Rebel Media" Activist Tommy Robinson was arrested while live streaming outside a child sex abuse trial involving Muslim defendants in Leeds, England on May 25th, tried immediately and jailed for more than two months. He was freed on August 1st after an appeals court ruling but he faces a new trial at London's Old Bailey tomorrow. Robinson was drawing attention in his reporting to the "grooming" trials involving large numbers of Muslim defendants and even larger numbers of child victims. At his May 25th "trial" Robinson...
  • News Summary At This Hour-Tuesday 9/25/2018

    09/25/2018 5:02:29 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/25/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The Swedish Prime Minister, Social Democrat Stefan Lofven, has been voted out. A no-confidence vote was held in the Swedish parliament today following the general election earlier this month. While Lofven is out, its not clear what kind of government will be formed in the place of his. Both the "Right" and "Left" factions are short of a majority, with the anti-European Union, anti-mass immigration Sweden Democrats holding the balance of power...... US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh says: "I've never sexually assaulted anyone"..... Deputy US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet President Trump at the White House..... President...
  • HP's Metal Jet 3D printer may build your next car's innards

    09/22/2018 1:43:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNET ^ | September 10, 2018 | Stephen Shankland
    Humans have figured out lots of ways to shape metal -- casting it with a mold, stamping it, drilling holes and milling surfaces in a machine shop, even zapping it with a laser. Well, now you can add a new method: 3D printing. A number of companies offer metal 3D printing, which creates products and components layer by layer with a computer-controlled system tracing its lineage to ordinary inkjet printers. But on Monday, printing giant HP announced it's entered the market with the ambition to dramatically lower prices, courtesy of a $400,000 product called the Metal Jet. "We're really going...
  • Twitter Reportedly Locked James Woods Out Of His Account

    09/21/2018 1:00:26 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | September 21, 2018 | Ashley (Kimber)
    James Woods is one of my FAVORITE people to follow on Twitter. He tells it like it is… and it’s usually HILARIOUS. Well… it seems that Twitter has now locked James out. Because OF COURSE THEY HAVE. Even more obnoxious? What they locked him out for: Hey guys, @Twitter has locked @RealJamesWoods’ account. His statement: “You are a coward, @jack. There is no free speech for Conservatives on @Twitter.”#JamesWoods pic.twitter.com/zGVOnxP0D6 — Sara Miller (@Millerita) September 21, 2018 Wut? THAT is what he got locked out for? Jimmy’s timeline is still visible to everyone. The tweet they want him to delete...
  • Anti-Trump Georgetown professor goes on profane tirade against Kavanaugh, GOP

    09/20/2018 2:00:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20, 2018 | Caleb Parke
    An anti-Trump professor at Georgetown University went on a profanity-laced Twitter rant against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of committing a sexual assault as a teen. Dr. Carol Christine Fair is an associate professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown, according to the school’s website. Fair referred to “Kreepy Kavanaugh” as a “perjurer” and a “rapist” on her verified Twitter account, adding that “nothing has changed since Anita Hill.” Fair also said the “GOP doesn’t care about women. We knew this. F--- them.” In another tweet about Kavanaugh, Fair referred to the GOP as “pro-rape,...
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Unapproved Content On Ryan Bundy Campaingn Website Stirs Up Storm

    09/20/2018 3:56:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/19/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "Hell no, I don't agree with that" Ryan Bundy Responds To "Rape For Rape" Content Placed on His "Ryan Bundy For Governor" Website By Web Designer Of Site Cardiff Gerhardt When someone runs as a "third party" like Ryan Bundy is for Governor of Nevada as an Independent, one can expect the established political machines to either spy on the campaign or actively try to cause damage if the third candidate poses a serious threat. In the UK the United Kingdom Independence Party found itself hit hard by people who made outrageous comments as candidates or elected officials or ended...
  • How teams (and Riot) are recreating the Korean boot camp (Video gaming/E-Sports)

    09/19/2018 9:28:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Real Sports ^ | September 19, 2018 | Daniil Volkov
    There's no better way to practice than going to South Korea. But this might very well change, as teams are already trying to recreate the Korean boot camp experience. The 2018 World Championship is coming! With that, many Western teams have already taken the first customary step to prepare for the event. Of course, I’m talking about the Korean boot camp. The boot camp practice is widespread, and competitive powerhouses like TSM, Fnatic, Immortals, G2 Esports have all spoken out on how much better it is to train in South Korea compared to their home regions. For one, Korea has...
  • FaceBook Better Prepared for 2018 Elections [semi-satire]

    09/15/2018 1:44:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised that "this year's efforts to ensure the proper election outcome will be more successful than our 2016 intervention." "In 2016 our security safeguards didn't prevent all nonconforming content from reaching voters." Zuckerburg admitted. "Some anti-Clinton messages weren't detected and blocked. Likewise, some pro-Trump messages still managed to get through. In the intervening two years we have tightened our measures. I am highly confident that we will have the maximum possible positive influence in determining who wins." As an example of the "tightened measures" Zuckerberg pointed out that "we have banned the #WalkAway movement that seeks...