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  • How to end the Scammers, Spammers and Phone Telemarketers

    03/13/2019 1:08:05 PM PDT · by Vendome · 97 replies
    My VainGlorious Self | 3/13/19 | Vendome
    I hate these Spammers, Scammers, Liars and Cheats who constantly call me. I use an App called "Hiya" and works very well blocking many of these jerks. But, I received a call last week from the NRA to renew my membership. Legitimate call? Sure but, they spoofed their number and it was close enough to customers number so, I took the call. The NPA was 415 and this guy was calling from Virginia. Tried to politely get him off the phone and eventually did. However, I am still hacked about the spoofing even if I am an NRA member. So,...
  • Republicans, don’t miss the surprise in government-funded Medicare for All

    03/02/2019 5:18:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 28, 2019 | Jason Pye
    Leftist Democrats, led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., introduced a revised government-funded Medicare for All Act on Wednesday as Republicans ready their opposition and Democratic presidential hopefuls face questions about what Medicare for All could mean and the role government should have in setting rates for private insurers. Jayapal’s bill largely mirrors a 2017 proposal by Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., but the heart of every “Medicare for all” proposal to date has been the same: government price controls for private health coverage. The price controls question could be one of the major policy issues of the 2020 Democratic primary and...
  • MORE Liberal Media CONTROL - YouTube Soon to Ban Comments..?

    02/23/2019 10:44:56 AM PST · by gaijin · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | Feb 23rd, 2019 | me
    I thought it was just me. Suddenly I couldn't comment after my favorite video channels on YouTube: Are any other freepers encountering this..? It's a test run...?
  • In the name of ‘fake news,’ Asian governments tighten control on social media

    02/09/2019 6:17:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | Feb 08, 2019 | 11:55 AM | y Ralph Jennings
    Taiwan is one of at least seven countries across eastern Asia that have recently enacted or are considering laws to limit or gain access to information about internet reports that officials claim are false, speculative, exaggerated, or truthful yet hurtful. As does President Trump, they often lump such reports under a vague, and often misleading, heading: fake news. For nations with one-party rule, regulations squelching false or sensitive stories emanating from social media would result in an expansion of longstanding controls over the traditional mass media. Such efforts have been on the rise over about the last two years due...
  • Caldara: On January 1, I became a criminal in my hometown of Boulder

    01/26/2019 11:58:59 PM PST · by vannrox · 24 replies
    complete Colorado ^ | 2JAN19 | By Jon Caldara
    t’s not the intolerance of progressives that is so insulting. It is the denial of their intolerance that is so abusive. File photo – Todd Shepherd When I was growing up it was the liberals who more often held the moral high-ground. Those of us raised in the 1970’s heard it all the time — “the end doesn’t justify the means.” It was echoed in the media, in nearly every political battle, in entertainment and at water cooler conversations. By contrast it was intolerant conservatives who spouted, “America, love it or leave it.”The American Civil Liberties Union came to the...
  • 'Gun-toting hippies' greet Boulder 'assault weapons' ban with mass noncompliance

    01/26/2019 11:57:03 PM PST · by vannrox · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3JAN19 | By Valerie Richardson
    BOULDER, Colorado — Boulder’s newly enacted “assault weapons” ban is meeting with stiff resistance from its “gun-toting hippies,” staunch liberals who also happen to be devoted firearms owners. Only 342 “assault weapons,” or semiautomatic rifles, were certified by Boulder police before the Dec. 31 deadline, meaning there could be thousands of residents in the scenic university town of 107,000 in violation of the sweeping gun-control ordinance.
  • A Letter to a Liberal Friend

    01/26/2019 12:52:22 AM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies
    Cascade Free Zone ^ | 12MAR18 | xeroxero
    Dear Darb, The problem with your politics, more than anything else, is that you are supporting gun banners. You *ARE* supporting gun banners, the Democratic party are gun banners, and Sen. Wyden and Sen. Merkley are gun banners, and the lesbian Gov. of Oregon is a gun banner. Earl Blummenauer, your Representative, is a gun banner. These are all people you have voted for, repeatedly, in Oregon, where you live. This is a huge problem for me. The current focus of the gun-banning crowd is “ban the AR-15, ban high capacity magazines. ban Semi-Autos” This isn’t academic for me, you...
  • Who Benefits From Democratic Control? Let's Look At the State of Cities Totally Controlled by Dems

    01/23/2019 7:31:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/23/2019 | Prof. Walter Williams
    In 1976, Gerald Ford won 15 percent of the black vote. That's the most of any recent Republican presidential candidate. In most elections, blacks give Democrats over 90 percent of their votes. It's not unreasonable to ask what have blacks gained from such unquestioning loyalty to the Democratic Party. After all, the absolute worst public safety conditions and other urban amenities for blacks are in cities that have been controlled by Democrats for decades. Let's look at it. What cities are the deadliest for blacks? The Trace, an independent nonprofit news organization, answers that question. Using 2017 data from the...
  • Neostead 2000 Dual-Tube Pump Shotgun

    01/21/2019 12:44:47 AM PST · by vannrox · 14 replies
    Forgotten Weapons ^ | 29JUN18 | Ian McCollum
    Developed in the mid 1990s by South African designer Tony Neophytou, the Neostead 2000 is a pump action shotgun with a substantial cult following. It was the first truly high-capacity shotgun put into production, with two magazine tubes over a single barrel (a concept which was independently implemented by KelTec in their later KSG shotgun). This configuration gave it a capacity of 12+1, and a selector switch allowed the shooter to control whether only one tube was fed from or if both would be used alternating back and forth. Thus the tubes could be loaded with different types of ammunition...
  • On Gun Confiscation: "Here's How It Might Actually Go Down"

    12/23/2018 2:00:52 AM PST · by vannrox · 110 replies
    Organic prepper ^ | 22DEC18 | Selco via Daisy Luther's Organic prepper
    After reading a couple of articles about magazines/weapon news from New Jersey – actually, after reading a lot of comments from people on that news-  I have the urge to write this article. It is written from the survivalist point of view. There is, of course, the possible danger to get comments like “What the hell do you know Selco? You are not American, shut up!” Because I am going to be “poking” a few sacred cows here. So… Right now, this is not the rise of communism. “Stalin is coming.” I do not think this all news is about...
  • A Promising Male Birth Control Trial Is Finally Happening, But Some Women Are Furious

    12/06/2018 5:52:47 PM PST · by servo1969 · 116 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 11-6-2018 | CAROLINE PRADERIO
    A large clinical trial launched this week will test a new, gel-based form of male birth control, Gizmodo reported Friday. If it proves safe and effective, the gel could finally expand the very short list of contraceptive options that can be utilised by men. "Many women cannot use hormonal contraception and male contraceptive methods are limited to vasectomy and condoms," study investigator Diana Blithe, said in a statement from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is funding the trial. "A safe, highly effective and reversible method of male contraception would fill an important public health need." The gel, applied...
  • A Look at California Gun Laws, Among the Toughest in the Nation

    11/08/2018 2:42:06 PM PST · by KingofZion · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 8, 2018 | Ian Urbina
    *** Here’s a look at the state of gun regulations in California: Recent Legislation • Raised the age for buying rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21. • Imposed lifetime bans on gun ownership for those convicted of domestic violence or involuntarily hospitalized for mental illness twice in a year. • Strengthened a law prohibiting multiburst trigger devices, including bump stocks. • Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed two other measures. One would have prohibited the purchase of more than one long gun a month. The other would have allowed teachers and employers to petition the courts to have guns confiscated from...
  • 47,220 gun incidents in the U.S. in 2018

    10/27/2018 6:37:24 PM PDT · by jmclemore · 60 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Oct. 27, 2018 | Sue Chang
    In 2018 alone, including the most recent carnage at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, there have been 47,220 gun-related incidents resulting in 11,984 deaths in the United States, according to data compiled by Gun Violence Archive, an independent data-collection and research group. That breaks down to 157 incidents and 40 deaths a day and does not include 22,000 suicides. Of the total fatalities, 548 were children, while 2,321 were teenagers. www.marketwatch.com
  • Stoned

    08/27/2018 4:57:11 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 43 replies
    daily mail ^ | 8/21/2018 | Daily Mail reporter
    Tourist who took pebbles from Cornwall beach is forced to travel hundreds of miles to bring them back or face £1,000 fine. There's nothing like taking a pebble home from the beach to remind you of those holiday good times. But beware where you pick them up from – one man who took some from a Cornish beauty spot found himself being hunted down by officials who demanded them back. In the end he was forced to travel hundreds of miles to return them or face prosecution. The case emerged after complaints that beach visitors are being 'aggressively' threatened with...
  • Senate Democrats Are Circulating Plans for Government Takeover of the Internet: Reason Roundup

    08/06/2018 9:09:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    Reason ^ | 31JUL18 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    All your base are belong to us. A leaked memo circulating among Senate Democrats contains a host of bonkers authoritarian proposals for regulating digital platforms, purportedly as a way to get tough on Russian bots and fake news. To save American trust in "our institutions, democracy, free press, and markets," it suggests, we need unprecedented and undemocratic government intervention into online press and markets, including "comprehensive (GDPR-like) data protection legislation" of the sort enacted in the E.U. Titled "Potential Policy Proposals for Regulation of Social Media and Technology Firms," the draft policy paper—penned by Sen. Mark Warner and leaked by...
  • 'We Have to Regulate Every Aspect of People's Lives'

    08/06/2018 7:54:31 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 53 replies
    https://pjmedia.com ^ | AUGUST 5, 2018 | RICK MORAN
    A Santa Barbara city councilman inadvertently let slip the primary purpose of progressivism in 21st century America. The city recently criminalized the use of plastic straws. Speaking to that issue, Councilman Jesse Dominguez said, “Unfortunately, common sense is just not common. We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.”
  • UN ‘Green Growth’ Education Envisions State Control of Private Property

    08/05/2018 9:51:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | 8/2/2018 | Ileana Johnson
    The United Nations is promoting an agenda that is being used to transform American life and property rights around the country. While the brave new world promised by the U.N. may be visible in two communities in Virginia, a hamlet in Alabama gives hope that Americans can fight back and win against the powerful interests pushing these changes in how we live. I described in my book, “U.N. Agenda 21: Environmental Piracy,” what life was like in the EcoVillage in Loudon County, Virginia, then at the forefront of the smart/green growth agenda. According to the Washington Post in 2011, the...
  • Gingrich: Dems have swung TOO far to the Left on immigration; predicts GOP will retain Congress

    07/31/2018 6:19:52 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 26 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/31/18 | USA Features
    Party of Lunacy: Since Barack Obama became the Democratic standard-bearer, his party has moved steadily to the Left, while at the same time adopting political positions that are not just ‘outside the mainstream’ but completely bonkers. Who would have ever thought the party of JFK would back the abolition of the nation’s foremost immigration enforcement agency? Or support socialism and Marxism? Or support any political philosophy that promotes hate and intolerance, no borders, no corporate profits, and violence? That’s the modern Democratic Party — the Party of Hate and Lunacy.
  • It's Not Just Weather, Jews Control Earthquakes, Too!

    07/19/2018 8:06:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/19/2018 | Marina Medvin
    According to a Jordanian columnist, Jewish powers aren't just limited to weather control; Jews can also cause earthquakes! Kamal Zakarneh, a columnist for the Jordanian daily Al-Dustour, accused Israelis of causing the earthquakes that shook the Al-Aqsa mosque in the attempt "to Judaize Jerusalem." He went on to explain that Jews are known for "blaming nature" for natural disasters. He's not wrong to fear earthquakery. That mosque was destroyed by an earthquake in 746 and had to be rebuilt in 754. And Jews were around in 746. Soooooo we know who did it. A minor flaw in his logic is...
  • How Entertainment Shows Have Become Vehicles for Gun Control Propaganda

    07/16/2018 7:46:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/16/2018 | John Lott
    All of the major television networks use their primetime entertainment shows to push a pro-gun control agenda. Liberal television executives apparently think that they have the power to change Americans’ attitudes. Not liking guns has been portrayed as cool for a long time. It is an old theme that dates back to the original 1980s MacGyver series, in which the titular character avoids using guns and expresses his aversion to them. This theme has continued with the current remake. But the push to sway public opinion really seems to have picked up. This spring on ABC’s “The Crossing,” the sheriff’s...