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  • USCIRF Strongly Condemns New Indictment Against Pastor Andrew Brunson, Including Possible Life Sent-

    03/14/2018 8:31:22 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    Pastor Andrew BrunsonPhoto Credit: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 13, 2018USCIRF Strongly Condemns New Indictment Against Pastor Andrew Brunson, Including Possible Life Sentence“USCIRF urges President Trump and others in the administration to redouble their ongoing efforts to secure Pastor Brunson’s release. No stone should be left unturned in our efforts on behalf of this unjustly imprisoned American. We call again for his immediate release and, if this is not forthcoming, for the administration and Congress to impose targeted sanctions against those involved in this miscarriage of justice,” said USCIRF Vice Chairs Sandra Jolley and Kristina Arriaga.The U.S. Commission on International...
  • Dick’s Employee Pens Epic Resignation Letter in Response to New Firearms Policies

    03/02/2018 3:25:57 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    ....Dick’s Sporting Goods made headlines with their decision to cut some guns from their catalog... Griffin McCullar, an employee, penned this resignation letter. “I am putting in my two weeks notice. I greatly apologize as my job here has been great; the staff is phenomenal and very easy to work with, the management is full of great people, and the pay is good. I do not have one bad thing to say about this store. However I cannot be the face of these new gun policies in affect. I find them morally and constitutionally wrong. I refuse to be part...
  • Board to consider gun-control ballot measures [Broward County Morons]

    02/27/2018 8:38:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 2/20/18 | Larry Barszewski
    A Broward County board will consider defying the state and giving county voters a chance to regulate what guns are allowed in the county. The shooting deaths of 17 students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School led the Charter Review Commission to call a special meeting Friday at the request of board member Cynthia Guerra, a former head of the county’s Republican Party. Cynthia
  • #BoycottNRA: Enterprise car rentals, Omaha bank sever gun lobby ties as boycott movement gains steam

    02/23/2018 7:40:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 79 replies
    Washington compost ^ | 2/23/18 | Fred Barbash
    Two major companies, Enterprise Holdings Inc. and First National Bank of Omaha ended co-branding partnerships with the National Rifle Association Thursday as a #BoycottNRA social media movement picked up steam. Enterprise is the parent company of three car-rental brands: Enterprise, Alamo and National. The arrangement offered discounts to NRA members.
  • Why Steemit Is The Platform Of The People And The Answer To Censorship

    02/19/2018 10:34:15 PM PST · by vannrox · 25 replies
    Disobedient Media ^ | February 5, 2018 | Elizabeth Vos
    I am no expert in crypto-currency, and I am brand new on Steemit. Though I’m still in the beginning stages of learning the ropes of a platform based on cryptocurrency, like Steemit, I want to bring the platform to the attention of as many people as possible for a few specific reasons.First, as Disobedient Media previously reported, social media giants including Facebook and Twitter have heavily censored political content and independent media over the course of the last year. Youtube, and its owner, mega-company Google, have likewise strangled the reach of independent news sources and commentary.Youtube has severely demonetized...
  • The 2nd ammendment is useless...

    02/19/2018 12:16:40 PM PST · by right way right · 24 replies
    myself | rightwayright
    Unless we use it.
  • Is The Second Amendment Worth Dying For?

    02/19/2018 6:53:53 AM PST · by Sopater · 93 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 19, 2018 | John Daniel Davidson
    In November 2007, the novelist David Foster Wallace wrote a short essay for a special edition of The Atlantic on “The American Idea.” Writing about 9/11 and all that came after, Wallace proposed what some might consider a monstrous thought experiment: Are some things still worth dying for? Is the American idea one such thing? Are you up for a thought experiment? What if we chose to regard the 2,973 innocents killed in the atrocities of 9/11 not as victims but as democratic martyrs, ‘sacrifices on the altar of freedom’? In other words, what if we decided that a certain...
  • Montana Pushes Back On FCC Ruling To Enforce Net Neutrality

    02/07/2018 12:41:26 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | January 27, 2018 December, the FCC rolled back Obama-era legislation aimed at regulating Internet service providers, meaning providers don't have to treat all online sites equally. ...On Monday, Montana Governor Steve Bullock went a step further and became the first state official to sign an executive order imposing net neutrality in Montana.... ...Governor Bullock is here with me now to talk more... ...tell us about your thought process in deciding to issue this executive order? And I'd particularly like to know why you think this is an important issue... BULLOCK: Well, I think it's an important issue for Montana and, indeed, our...
  • Freedoms Are Expanding Under President Trump

    02/03/2018 9:46:36 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 22 replies
    There is an ongoing narrative in the media and by Democrats that President Trump is a threat to everything American, that he is fascistic and that our most basic freedoms are under assault. Therefor, all must #resist! But the opposite is true when set in juxtaposition to the Obama Administration. The actual facts on the ground do not support what appears to be only a caricature created to scare the Democrat base and the American people in pursuit of the ongoing agenda to undermine the duly elected president. When looking at Trump’s actions, compared to Obama’s actions, several things become...
  • Hold your crutches high (Saturbray)

    02/03/2018 6:39:51 AM PST · by bray · 9 replies ^ | 2/3/18 | bray
    Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1 What a week for America and freedom. It was bookended between a State of the Union speech magnificently delivered which was highlighted by a young man holding his crutches high in the air like Lady Liberty’s torch and finished with the removal of freedom for a presidential campaign like the Soviet KGB. We now know why all of those clothed in black were sitting for the story of the heart yearning for freedom as he walked...
  • VIDEO: "I don't think I have ever cried during a State of the Union speech"

    01/31/2018 11:48:02 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 17 replies
    Facebook ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Gianna Jessen
    Gianna Jessen - a pro-life and disabilities rights activist, explains what made the President's speech last night so profound and significant.
  • Freedom Ranking

    01/31/2018 6:50:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | January 31, 2018 | John Stossel
    Is America the world's freest country? Sadly, no. When researchers first started doing detailed international comparisons, the USA came in second or third. This year, however, we ranked 17th. The comparison I cite is the newly released Human Freedom Index, compiled by the Fraser and Cato Institutes. They compared economic freedoms such as freedom to trade, amount of regulations and tax levels, plus personal freedoms such as women's rights and religious freedom. Their new report concludes that the world's freest countries are now: 1. Switzerland. 2. Hong Kong. 3. New Zealand. 4. Ireland. 5. Australia. "The United States used to...
  • Measuring human freedom (America now ranks 17 in the Human Freedom Index)

    01/30/2018 7:20:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/30/2018 | Richard Rahn
    Do you think you live in a free country? How do you define “free”? To help answer these questions, the new “Human Freedom Index” (HFI) has just been released. The report is published by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute and the Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and authored by Ian Vasquez and Tanja Porcnik. It is the most globally comprehensive set of third-party data for 159 countries, and uses 79 data streams from a multitude of sources in order to reflect a broad perspective. The five freest countries are: Switzerland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Ireland...
  • Q drops #640,#641,#642: BOYCOTT MSM reject the New MSM/Deep State "narrative"

    01/29/2018 9:55:57 PM PST · by ransomnote · 50 replies ^ | 1/29/2018 | Q Anon
    #640 Jan 29 2018 20:36:24 Narrative shift. ——————————— Nation on alert. Firing RR = block Mueller. Firing RR = set up to firing Mueller. Firing RR = Red line. ——————————— What was the Senate conf vote re: RR? Why did RR [BEG] Ryan to block the FISA MEMO from Congressional review/further advancement? REAL TIME: [7] Congressional members + [3] Senators + [2] former O-senior officials + [4] OUTSIDE CONTRACTORS [NO C/TOP/SENS-LEVEL CLEARANCE] @ SCIF [DC-CAP]. TOP SEC CLEARANCE IS MANDATORY FOR ADMISSION - HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? WE SEE YOU. Q #641 #642 Jan 29 2018 20:47:54 JC Tweet Translation:...
  • Scott signs pot legalization bill (Vermont)

    01/23/2018 10:56:56 AM PST · by bgill · 87 replies
    wcax ^ | Jan. 22, 2018 | Neal Goswami
    Gov. Phil Scott has signed Vermont's marijuana legalization bill into law. A Scott administration official tells WCAX the governor signed the bill shortly before 2 p.m. Monday. Scott is now the first governor in the country to sign marijuana legalization into law. Eight other states legalized marijuana through public referendums. In a letter to lawmakers, Scott said he signed the bill, H.511, with "mixed emotions." The bill allows Vermonters over the age of 21 to have an ounce of weed and to grow a few plants. Once signed, the new law goes into effect July 1.
  • A church's 'core mandate' must be pro-choice to access summer jobs grant: minister [Canada]

    01/18/2018 6:41:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | January 12, 2018 | Brian Platt
    Canada’s employment minister says churches and other religious groups are eligible for a federal grant to hire summer students as long as their core mandate agrees with access to abortion. However, it remains unclear what exactly counts as a core mandate.
  • Watchdog says democratic freedoms waning in US under Trump

    01/17/2018 9:34:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Yahoo News via AP ^ | 01/18/2017 | Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Basic rights and political freedoms in the United States are deteriorating at a faster pace under President Donald Trump, exacerbated by attacks on key institutions like the press and the courts, according to a new report released Tuesday by Freedom House. In its annual global assessment, the think tank slammed the Trump administration for withdrawing from America's "historical commitment to promoting and supporting democracy," calling it perhaps the most striking on a "long list of troubling developments" around the world in 2017. The report criticizes Trump for making false statements, refusing to disclose his taxes and other...
  • Broward County bans gay conversion therapy on minors

    01/10/2018 3:49:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | Tim Swift
    The Broward Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to ban licensed mental health professionals from practicing gay conversion therapy on minors in the county... Proponents say the treatment helps people with unwanted homosexual desires lead heterosexual lives. Other variations focus on changing transgender people...
  • State Sues Motel 6, alleging it hands over guest registries to ICE agents

    01/04/2018 4:50:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Fox Seattle ^ | 1/3/18
    Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit against Motel 6, saying the budget motel chain is voluntarily handing personal information of thousands of guests to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
  • Vanity: Why Journalism Might Not Be What It Used To Be

    01/03/2018 11:57:03 AM PST · by RinaseaofDs · 12 replies
    The Intercept ^ | January 3, 2018 | James Risen
    I believe this is one of the most important stories in the last 20 years. I think it corroborates what many of us believe here on FR, which is that both parties have it in for all of us. Set aside this reporter worked for the NYT. I think when you read this, you'll get a sense for what a funhouse mirror everything seems to be. I have no blog. Read this and it will change you, regardless of your political stripe.