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  • St Johns Church in DC is on fire (video on link)

    05/31/2020 7:37:37 PM PDT · by blueyon · 31 replies
    twitter ^ | 5/1/20 | MarcusD
    St Johns church near the White House is on fire.
  • How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster (Spacex video showing landing failures)

    05/31/2020 6:03:19 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 19 replies
    SpaceX ^ | September 14, 2017 | SpaceX
    Bill Whittle mentioned this video in one of his streaming sessions while discussing the recent successful SpaceX mission. This video was released by SpaceX, and shows the failures they had leading up to their first successful booster recovery They set the sequence of videos to John Philip Sousa's "The Liberty Bell"...a masterful choice and implantation here, but known to many people as the theme song for "Monty Python's Flying Circus"...:) You can watch the entire thing at the link above, but if you want to see what I consider the finest synching of a teeth rattling explosion to the music...
  • Police chief details emotional rescue amid Richmond riot [Protestors set fire to a home with a child inside. Then they blocked the fire engine.]

    05/31/2020 3:58:13 PM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    wtvr.com ^ | May 31, 2020 | Scott Wise
    RICHMOND, Va. -- Rioters blocked a fire truck from responding to a burning home early Sunday morning in Richmond, according to Richmond Police Chief Will Smith. “Protesters intentionally set a fire to an occupied building on Broad Street. This is not the only occupied building that has been set fire to over the last two days. But they prohibited us from getting on scene,” Smith said. “We had to force our way to make a clear path for the fire department. Protestors intercepted that fire apparatus several blocks away with vehicles and blocked that fire department’s access to the structure...
  • Live coverage: Dragon crew on track for space station docking Sunday

    05/31/2020 6:35:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    spaceflightnow.com ^ | 5/31/2020 | unknown
    Live coverage of the mission of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spacecraft, and Demo-2 astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on Dragon’s first crewed test flight to the International Space Station. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.
  • Here Is ANTIFA Couple Driving A Mercedes-Benz Into Another State Changing Their License Plate

    05/31/2020 12:52:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Twitter ^ | 05/30/20
    This confirms what A.G. Barr was saying about far left groups crossing States and cordinating attacks. I would be this is a college professor and his girlfriend/student. https://twitter.com/JimmyKnutson/status/1266972160645632001  
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - May 31, 2020 - (Prayer)

    05/31/2020 12:04:22 AM PDT · by Faith · 42 replies
    May 31, 2020 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Rioter Gets Dragged Under Fed Ex Truck

    05/30/2020 9:39:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 127 replies
    Twitter ^ | 05/30/20
    Brutal... https://twitter.com/PatriotsDontSlp/status/1266946099056697345?s=20  
  • Tonight In The Twin Cities - Riot Update

    05/30/2020 9:29:48 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 41 replies
    Sorry, this is a Vanity Post! Just giving you a quick update from the Twin Cities... The Mpls and St Paul Police, along with the National Guard and State Patrol are doing a stellar job of breaking up any problems tonight. They were out early before dark driving protestors away from the 5th Precinct HQ with a barrage of tear gas and fkash bangs. The two latter items are being used liberally across the city. The rioters are scattered in many smaller groups across parts of south Minneapolis. There is no safety in numbers factor for them. The police has...
  • Smoke N' Scan (Live Riots Across America on YouTube)

    05/30/2020 8:35:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 2 replies
    Smoke N' Scan ^ | May 30-31, 2020 | Smoke N' Scan
    Police scanners & social media video feeds with a weed smoking host - completely different view of America. By far the best coverage you can get - it's not filtered by the media.
  • State troopers called in to assist Harrisburg police during violent clashes with George Floyd protesters

    05/30/2020 5:30:14 PM PDT · by lightman · 32 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 30 May A.D. 2020 | Ivy DeJesus
    Pennsylvania State Police on Saturday responded to a call to assist Harrisburg Police in responding to protests in Harrisburg that had turned violent. In an email to PennLive, Trooper Brent Miller, the spokesman for state police, said: “Local departments have requested the assistance of the Pennsylvania State Police. Troopers are currently responding to the Harrisburg Area to assist.” Reports of multiple other local law enforcement departments had been received. Saturday’s Black Lives Matter rally in Harrisburg, which had gathered in protest of the George Floyd death in police custody, began peacefully around noon but a few hours later, deteriorated into...
  • FBI's top lawyer, Dana Boente, ousted amid Fox News criticism for role in Flynn investigation

    05/30/2020 2:27:20 PM PDT · by truthkeeper · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 30, 2020 | Julia Ainsley and Pete Williams
    After a 38-year career with the Justice Department, the FBI's top lawyer Dana Boente was asked to resign on Friday. Two sources familiar with the decision to dismiss Boente said it came from high levels of the Justice Department rather than directly from FBI Director Christopher Wray. His departure comes on the heels of recent criticism by Fox News for his role in the investigation of former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. A spokesman for the FBI confirmed to NBC News that Boente did in fact resign on Friday...
  • VIDEO: Leftist Protester Killed, Dragged by FedEx Truck in Downtown St. Louis after Mob Shuts Down Highway and Attack His Truck

    05/30/2020 2:11:06 PM PDT · by grundle · 102 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 30, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    On Thursday night far left protesters attempted to loot a moving UPS truck during their violent protests and rioting in Minneapolis. The entire hoist was captured on video. On Friday night far left protesters in downtown St. Louis shut down Highway 70 heading into St. Louis City and then rushed on the highway to frighten drivers. One semi truck driver attempted an escape from the violent mob and ended up dragging a protester who was caught between his two trailers. The FedEx driver could not see him.
  • Lil Wayne on George Floyd: Stop Blaming Every Cop and Making It About Race

    05/29/2020 8:01:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    BREITBART ^ | May 29, 2020 | Ben Kew
    Rap megastar Lil Wayne urged people not to jump to conclusions regarding the police involved death of George Floyd. The Grammy-winner condemned those smearing every police officer and called out those making Floyd’s death about race. “I think when we see these situations, I think we also have to understand that we have to get very specific,” Lil Wayne said in an Instagram Live conversation with rapper Fat Joe. “We have to get so specific and what I mean by that, we have to stop viewing it from such a broad view, meaning we have to stop placing the blame...
  • Black Firefighter Spent His Life Savings To Open A Bar. Then Minneapolis Looters Burned It Down.

    05/29/2020 5:25:06 PM PDT · by grundle · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 29, 2020 | Andrew Kerr
    A black firefighter who invested his life savings into opening up a sports bar in Minneapolis was reduced to tears after looters destroyed his life’s work. Korboi Balla originally planned to open his bar in March, but those plans had to be put on hold due to the coronavirus crisis. Balla had been gearing up to finally open his bar after Minnesota gave the go-ahead for restaurants to begin reopening on June 1. But by Friday morning, Balla’s bar was little more than a pile of bricks after protests of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who...
  • Police release 911 call to arrest George Floyd which claims he 'was awfully drunk and not in control

    05/29/2020 3:52:36 AM PDT · by max americana · 135 replies
    daily mail UK ^ | may 29, 2020 | leah simpson
    Floyd which claims he 'was awfully drunk and not in control of himself when he tried to pay with a counterfeit $20bill' DAILY MAIL UK MAY 29, 2020 (snip) The store clerk who called 911 on George Floyd complained to an operator about an 'awfully drunk' man who was 'not in control of himself'. A call transcript released by the Minnesota Police Department on Thursday reveals that the caller reported a customer for using a counterfeit bill to buy cigarettes. The caller said staff only realized the money could be fake once he left the Cup Foods store in Minneapolis....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 29 May 2020

    05/28/2020 5:59:14 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 76 replies
    May 28, 2020 | Forest Fairy Queen and Wicked Sprites
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass, and start a conversation....
  • Gohmert: Justice Department LIED to Congress about FISA

    05/28/2020 11:20:04 AM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | 28 May 2020 | Louie Gohmert
    Wow. Gohmert is on FIRE on the House floor! ------- @RepLouieGohmert Go re-read the Fourth Amendment. We're not supposed to authorize searches & seizures against Americans without the proper due process, without probable cause, without particularly describing the places to be searched & what to be seized & the #FISA court has violated that. Click Excerpt Link for Video! -
  • Arizona sues Google over tracking user location data without consent

    05/28/2020 10:24:39 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 28, 2020 | Alex Swoyer
    Arizona sued Google this week, alleging the big tech company engaged in deceptive and unfair business practices to obtain users’ location data for advertising purposes in order to gain a profit. The 50-page complaint alleges Google tracks the location of its users even if the consumer had disabled the tracker. After a roughly two-year probe, Arizona says Google also makes it confusing and increasingly difficult for a consumer to opt-out of the tracking and information collection. “While Google users are led to believe they can opt-out of location tracking, the company exploits other avenues to invade personal privacy,” Arizona Attorney...
  • GOP chairman to seek subpoena power in investigation of Russia probe

    05/28/2020 10:20:03 AM PDT · by RandFan · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/28/20 12:31 PM EDT | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) will force a vote next week on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to decide whether or not he has the authority to issue subpoenas as part of his investigation into the FBI's probe of 2016 Russian election meddling and the Trump campaign. Johnson, who chairs the panel, announced the committee vote for Thursday, June 4. The committee will vote on a "motion to authorize the Chairman to issue subpoenas for records and testimony to U.S. Government agencies and to individuals relating to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation, the DOJ Inspector General's...
  • House cancels planned Thursday vote on FISA

    05/28/2020 7:00:09 AM PDT · by RandFan · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 28 May 2020 | BY JORDAIN CARNEY AND CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Thursday that he is cancelling a vote on a bill to reauthorize three intelligence programs, marking the second day in a row that the legislation has been punted. "At the request of the Speaker of the House, I am withdrawing consideration of the FISA Act," Hoyer said in a statement. He also appeared to acknowledge that the bill would not have enough support to pass, noting that Republicans who previously supported it were now expected to oppose it. "The two-thirds of the Republican Party that voted for the bill in March have...