Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $86,508
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 98%!! Less than $1.5k to go!! Thank you all very much!!

Forum: News/Activism

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Anti-Trump groups stick to resist tactics despite shooting

    06/19/2017 11:08:45 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 19, 2017
    Liberal groups resistant to Republican policies say they have no plans to change their tactics or approach after a gunman apparently driven by his hatred of President Donald Trump opened fire at a GOP baseball practice, grievously injuring a House Republican leader and several others. Within hours of the shooting, leaders from both parties called for unity rather than recriminations, and many liberals — most notably former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders — immediately condemned the attack. A resistance group in the Louisiana district of the injured lawmaker, Rep. Steve Scalise, asked its members to call the congressman's office and...
  • Congressman to push bill that lets lawmakers carry guns

    06/19/2017 11:03:55 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 44 replies ^ | 6/18/17 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — A Republican congressman who survived the horrific baseball shooting will offer legislation this week to allow lawmakers to carry guns throughout the nation’s capital. “I’m going to be introducing legislation this week … to allow congressmen to carry a sidearm, should they so desire,” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” Members of Congress are “high-profile targets, but we have absolutely no way to defend ourselves because of Washington, DC’s rather restrictive gun laws.”
  • Ivanka Trump calls for tolerance after latest London attack

    06/19/2017 10:55:48 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 83 replies ^ | June 19, 2017 | Eugene Scott
    ... "Sending love and prayers to the victims in #FinsburyPark London. We must stand united against hatred and extremism in all it's ugly forms," tweeted Trump, who is a top aide to her father, President Donald Trump.
  • Accepting responsibility is not in their playbook.

    06/19/2017 10:53:24 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 16, 2017 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Leading Republicans graciously, and rightly, let Democrats off the hook for one of their party’s zealots opening fire on GOP congressmen on Wednesday. Leading Democrats showed their appreciation by blaming the shooting on Republicans. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi ended the 24-hour era of good feelings on Thursday by slamming Republicans as “sanctimonious” in their response to the attack. She traced the current incivility to Republicans, a sort of Professor Moriarty in her storytelling. “Somewhere in the 1990s,” she claimed, “Republicans decided on the politics of personal destruction as they went after the Clintons and that is the provenance of...
  • 84 Great Danes rescued from suspected puppy mill in Wolfeboro (NH)

    06/19/2017 10:40:55 AM PDT · by libstripper · 8 replies
    NH UnionLeader ^ | June 18, 2017 | Bea Lewis
    WOLFEBORO — Police and animal welfare groups rescued 84 Great Dane dogs living in squalid conditions on Friday and have charged the owner with animal neglect. Christina Fay, 60, of 149 Warren Sands Road, Wolfeboro, was arrested on two misdemeanor counts of neglect and released on personal recognizance bail on the condition that she not possess any animals while the charges remain pending against her. Wolfeboro Chief of Police Dean Rondeau said the investigation is ongoing and that additional arrests could be made and more charges filed. The seized dogs ranged in age from puppies (some just a few weeks...
  • Uber Driver Fined in Miami For Not Speaking English

    06/19/2017 10:38:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    An Uber driver in South Florida was given a hefty ticket for violating a county ordinance that speaks less to how she handles her vehicle than other skills. Cell phone footage obtained exclusively by our sister station Telemundo 51 captured Carmen Echevarria, getting a $250 ticket from a Miami-Dade Police officer outside Miami International Airport. Her violation? Not being able to speak English correctly. “I felt discriminated against,” Echevarria told the station. “I asked the (passenger sitting in her car) ‘Can you please help translate what she is saying?’ Then she asked why, if I was an Uber driver, I...
  • Maritime Monday for June 19th, 2017: Defense for Country, Tobacco for Society

    06/19/2017 10:34:38 AM PDT · by Oatka · 1 replies
    gCaptain ^ | June 18, 2017 | unknown
    Just off River Street, behind the New Heritage Diner, it looms like something out of the Battle of Midway: the U.S.S. Ling, a World War II-era submarine, squatting in a shallow stretch in the upper reaches of the Hackensack River. This 312-foot hulk of gray steel has been berthed along the river’s shoreline since the early 1970s, when the Navy offered it to a group of local veterans. They were looking to use it as the theme of a new naval museum with the help of the owners of The Record of Bergen County, whose headquarters long stood on...
  • Researchers say they’ve unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it

    06/19/2017 10:34:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies ^ | 06-19-2017 | Carrie Wells
    BALTIMORE (TNS) — Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University working in a lab studying cancer cells when she noticed that when the cells become too densely packed, some would break off and start spreading. She wasn’t sure what to make of it, until she attended an academic conference and heard a speaker talking about bacterial cells behaving the same way. Yet when she went through the academic literature to see if anyone had written about similar behavior in cancer cells, she found nothing. Seven years later, the theory Jayatilaka developed early in college is now a...
  • The Company That Ate America (Amazon Inc.)

    06/19/2017 10:34:06 AM PDT · by drewh · 82 replies
    So the question of the moment is what does this corporate signal of the Amazon/Whole Foods deal mean? First, it says that the so-called front office does not matter. As price competition beats down all players, what matters is timely and flawless execution by the back office, in this case a warehousing and distribution system enabled by real time IT. Insight about quality for some products also becomes irrelevant. For example, there would be no point in handling fabric to feel its quality or in interacting with a sales representative or butcher who may be an accomplished adviser or long-standing...
  • UK: Theresa May vows to stamp out “Islamophobia”

    06/19/2017 10:31:19 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 63 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | JUNE 19, 2017 | ROBERT SPENCER
    A non-Muslim who reportedly declared that he wanted to “kill all Muslims” plowed into a crowd at the notorious jihad terror-tied Finsbury Park Mosque. Any attack on any innocent people is reprehensible and to be condemned, and this one is no different. It does, however, present a tremendous opportunity to the British political and media establishment. They have declared that “far-right extremism” is just as much of a threat as jihad terror, but they haven’t had any “far-right extremism” to validate their narrative aside from an occasion strip of bacon at a mosque — only highlighting how hysterical this narrative...
  • Paris Terror Attack Targets Police on the Champs-Elysees, Suspect Yet Another 'Known Wolf'

    06/19/2017 10:30:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/19/2017 | BY PATRICK POOLE
    A man previously known to French authorities for radicalism has rammed his car into a bus filled with police on the iconic Champs-Élysées in the heart of Paris this afternoon.This is yet another "Known Wolf" terror attack. Virtually all terror attacks are committed by someone already known to authorities: ?? #BREAKING: Suspected attacker has crashed a vehicle into police van on #ChampsÉlysées— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) June 19, 2017 Driver of vehicle rams and 'tries to blow up bus' of French gendarmes on Champs-Elysées Paris— Emma-Kate Symons (@eksymons) June 19, 2017 ????????#France: Failed terrorist attack on #ChampsElysees in...
  • President Trump has every right to be furious about this investigation; Mueller off to bad start

    06/19/2017 10:24:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/19/2017 | Sylvio Canto Jr.
    President Trump has every right to scream loudly about this investigation.  I have never seen anything like this since Patrick Fitzgerald went all over the Milky Way looking for someone to indict about anything.  As for Mr. Comey, it looks for sure as if he had been leaking for months to promote himself at Mr. Trump's expense.  So – exactly what are we investigating again?  First, there is no evidence of any collusion with Russia.  Frankly, the idea that Russia impacted our vote is so absurd that it makes me angry that anyone is even peddling the idea.  By the...
  • USS Fitzgerald collision wasn't reported for nearly an hour, Japan says

    06/19/2017 10:20:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 214 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 19, 2017
    Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 11:37 AM EDTTOKYO -- Japan's coast guard is investigating why it took nearly an hour for a deadly collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a container ship to be reported. A coast guard official said Monday they are trying to find out what the crew of the Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal was doing before reporting the collision off Japan's coast to authorities 50 minutes later. The ACX Crystal collided with the USS Fitzgerald off Japan's coast, killing seven of the destroyer's crew of nearly 300. The ships collided early Saturday morning, when the Navy said...
  • Terror Flags Waved Openly in Streets of London

    06/19/2017 10:19:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 19, 2017 | 4:21 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Fifteen days after London was targeted in a deadly terrorist attack — its second in less than three months — police in the British capital stood by Sunday as flags of the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah were carried openly during a small pro-Palestine march through the city center. Hours after the march, yet another apparent attack occurred near a mosque in north London late Sunday night. One person was killed and eight injured after a van slammed into a crowd of people who had emerged from a prayer service at the mosque. A suspect has been arrested. Earlier, more than...
  • Car ploughs into police van in Paris Champs-Elysees 'attack'

    06/19/2017 10:12:20 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    afp ^ | 6/19/17 | [AFP] Pauline TALAGRAND, Gina DOGGETT
    Car ploughs into police van in Paris Champs-Elysees 'attack' [AFP] Pauline TALAGRAND, Gina DOGGETT AFPJune 19, 2017 Police quickly sealed off the world-famous avenue View photos Police quickly sealed off the world-famous avenue (AFP Photo/Thomas SAMSON) Paris (AFP) - A car loaded with gas canisters rammed into a police van on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on Monday, leaving the driver dead in what the interior minister said was an attempted attack. Police sources told AFP that a Kalashnikov rifle, handguns and gas bottles were found in the white Renault Megane. Video showed orange smoke pouring from the car after...
  • 4.5 Mag Earthquake West Yellowstone, MT

    06/19/2017 9:36:09 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 78 replies
    USGS YELLOWSTONE Volcano website ^ | June 14, 2017 | USGS YELLOWSTONE
    Alert Level: Normal Volcano Notification Service YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO OBSERVATORY INFORMATION STATEMENT U.S. Geological Survey Thursday, June 15, 2017, 9:03 PM MDT (Friday, June 16, 2017, 03:03 UTC) YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO (VNUM #325010) 44°25'48" N 110°40'12" W, Summit Elevation 9203 ft (2805 m) Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN The University of Utah, a YVO member agency, sent out the following press release about a magnitude 4.5 earthquake near West Yellowstone, MT that occurred at 6:48 PM MDT. PRESS RELEASE University of Utah Seismograph Stations Released: June 15, 2017 07:55 PM MDT The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that...
  • Bill O’Reilly Launching Video Streaming Project, Hints At Possible ‘New Network'

    06/19/2017 9:35:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/19/17 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Former Fox News ratings powerhouse Bill O’Reilly revealed Saturday that he is set to launch a video streaming program on his website in the coming months and hinted he could be part of a new network that could compete with his former employer. During the first stop of his “The Spin Stops Here” tour in Westbury, New York, the 67-year-old former cable news ratings king told the audience about his plans for the future, including for his website, where he has been hosting podcasts since his ouster from Fox earlier this year. O’Reilly told the audience that he would...
  • Inside the Syrian Conflict (VIDEO: A different perspective)

    06/19/2017 9:30:56 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 5 replies
    There is another side to the story that many westerners do not hear. Some interesting facts that contradict the mainstream media narrative on Syria. (Click link to watch video)
  • EU discourages Iraqi Kurds from holding independence vote

    06/19/2017 9:29:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2017 11:00 AM EDT
    The European Union is discouraging Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region from holding an independence referendum in September. EU foreign ministers said in a statement Monday “that unilateral steps must be avoided, and that all open questions must be resolved through consensual positions” based on Iraq’s constitution. The ministers did not explicitly mention the planned Sept. 25 poll, but they did urge all parties in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region to “seek common ground” and consider holding regional elections. The United Nations warned last week that it would not be “engaged in any way or form” in the referendum process. The vote has...
  • Carrie Fisher Had Cocaine, Heroin And Ecstasy In Her System Autopsy shows.

    06/19/2017 9:19:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 104 replies
    AP via Twitter ^ | 06/19/17 | AP
    Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in her system when she became ill on a flight last year, autopsy shows.