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  • Beware of Facts Man

    08/01/2020 8:26:08 AM PDT · by Salman · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | JULY 31, 2020 | Annie Lowrey
    Pull down your mask, liberate your consciousness: It’s time to meet Facts Man. Or examine him, really. You have met Facts Man before if you have spent any time online in the past half decade or so. He’s inescapable. He podcasts. He makes YouTube videos. He traffics in Medium posts. He burns up Facebook. And he loves—loves!—Twitter. What does he serve up there? Truth. Facts. The overlooked and the undercovered. The unvarnished and obvious conclusions that the media do not want you to believe. The conclusions that the social-justice warriors and sheeple professors will not let you reach. The conclusions...
  • Barr Makes It Official—He’s Trump’s New “Fixer”

    08/01/2020 8:23:28 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | Aug 1, 2020 | Victoria Bassetti and Norman Eisen
    Of President Donald Trump’s many career skills, perhaps the least appreciated is his lifelong and uncanny ability to sniff out lawyers who will serve his will. In slightly more than 500 days in office, Barr has pivoted from establishment D.C. attorney—sworn to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States—into Trump’s family lawyer. The office of the attorney general is one of the oldest in our constitutional system, and the department is pledged “to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.” But Barr, instead, displays a tendency to use all the department’s levers—and with a $32...
  • Colorado to Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis

    08/01/2020 8:08:32 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 45 replies
    Breitbart - Politics ^ | 7/31/2020 | Nate Church
    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced at a “town hall” meeting on Thursday that it would declare racism a public health crisis. Jill Hunsaker Ryan, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, told the Denver Post that the agency will join the American Public Health Association in defining race and social inequalities as a broader health concern. She said the move is a response to a push from her staff to address the issue, saying, “I like it when my employees push me on this issue to go faster and to use language...
  • UAE official tells Turkey to stop meddling in Arab affairs over Libya

    08/01/2020 8:07:16 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 7 replies
    arabnews.com ^ | 8/1/2020 | staff
    DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs said on Saturday that Turkey should stop interfering in Arab affairs, criticizing comments on Libya made by Turkey’s defense minister. Turkish media had reported the Turkish minister making remarks critical of the UAE’s actions over Libya. The UAE, alongside Egypt and Russia, backs eastern Libya commander Khalifa Haftar, whose fighters have been battling the forces of the internationally recognized government in Tripoli. Turkey has stepped up support for the Tripoli government. “Relations are not managed by threats and there is no place for colonialist delusions in this day and...
  • Portland Protesters Burn Bibles, American Flags in the Streets

    08/01/2020 7:55:39 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 1, 2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Protesters flocked to the Justice Center and the federal courthouse in Portland again on Friday night, lighting fires and burning American flags and Bibles in the streets. According to the Portland Police, which did not engage with demonstrators, the crowd lit several fires, including a large bonfire in the middle of the street in front of the federal courthouse. One video shows protesters feeding a small fire with Bibles, which were engulfed in flames. ...snip... Protesters flocked to the Justice Center and the federal courthouse in Portland again on Friday night, lighting fires and burning American flags and Bibles in...
  • Brazil's Pres. Bolsonaro Accused by Former President of Making Up His COVID-19 Infection to Push Hydroxychloroquine

    08/01/2020 7:51:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 08/01/2020 | BY ARISTOS GEORGIOU
    Brazil's former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said on Thursday that current office holder Jair Bolsonaro made up his coronavirus infection to promote the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine. Both Bolsnaro and President Donald Trump have touted the medication for the treatment of COVID-19, despite the fact that the effectiveness of the drug against COVID-19 has been questioned by many in the scientific community. "I think Bolsonaro invented that he was contaminated in order to advertise the medicine. I do not know if he is a partner, but he behaves as if he owned the factory that makes the medicine," the...
  • Alveda King slams Obama’s political speech at Lewis funeral as ‘wordplay’ that takes nation back to segregated 60s

    08/01/2020 7:51:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | 7/31/2020 | Tom Tillison
    Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., slammed former President Barack Obama for the wordplay in his eulogy for Congressman John Lewis, saying he took the nation back to the segregated 60s. While Obama couldn’t summon enough courage to speak President Trump’s name, there was no mistaking his criticism of the president in what sounded more like a stump speech than a eulogy. As smug and arrogant as ever, not to mention divisive, the former president used the occasion to push the myth of voter suppression. “Even as we sit here, there are those in power who are...
  • President Trump Plans to Ban TikTok in the US. Here's What Became the Final Straw.

    08/01/2020 7:43:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/01/2020 | Beth Baumann
    President Donald Trump plans to ban the popular social media app TikTok from the United States as early as Saturday. He said he plans to use an executive order to make the move. “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One late Friday night.“I have that authority...It’s going to be signed tomorrow." The move would force ByteDance, the Chinese parent company, to divest and sell its United States operations. As of now, Microsoft has been the leading contender in buying the popular social media platform. The news comes...
  • The Ferguson lie that will not die; There are people who have become hardened to the charge of police brutality because of Michael Brown

    08/01/2020 7:36:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/01/2020 | Michael Brown
    To this day, in protests across America, crowds will taunt policemen with the words, “Hands up, don’t shoot!” These words were allegedly uttered by my namesake Michael Brown before he was gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri by white police officer Darren Wilson in 2014. The fact that witnesses attest that Brown never uttered such words is immaterial. The myth has been enshrined. Brown’s death, which sparked weeks of rioting and helped spawn the BLM movement, is something I am reminded of virtually every single day. And I mean that literally. That’s because, a few years ago, a colleague of mine...
  • COVID-19: Who Has the Intellectual and Moral High Ground?

    08/01/2020 7:27:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/01/2020 | Jack Kerwick
    In 2020, something dramatically changed—and not for the better. The sloppy conventional rhetoric aside, it was most definitely not some “pandemic” that succeeded in undermining the economic, psychological, and communal well-being of hundreds of millions (possibly as high as 1.6 billion) of human beings around the planet.  And it was not some virus—“the Virus”—that wreaked havoc in the United States. Rather, it is the mass hysteria over a virus fomented by materially, ideologically, and electorally-motivated political and media elites that accounts for the incalculable suffering of countless human beings. In America, since March and courtesy of state governors and...
  • Here are some commonly used terms that actually have racist origins

    08/01/2020 7:13:50 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 91 replies
    Good Morning America via Yahoo News ^ | 7/31/2020 | Olivia Eubanks
    In the midst of a cultural awakening on race, commonly used words and phrases and their origins are being reexamined and, in some cases, redefined entirely. Still others, such as “peanut gallery” and “fuzzy wuzzy," remain in wide use despite their racially questionable origins.That's because the definition of these words and phrases have often been lost over time, experts said.
  • Alaska state lawmaker, six others killed after two planes collide in mid-air

    08/01/2020 7:08:18 AM PDT · by RandFan · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/01/20 09:59 AM EDT | BY MORGAN GSTALTER
    A state lawmaker in Alaska and six others were killed on Friday morning after two planes collided mid-air in the city of Soldotna. State Rep. Gary Knopp (R), 67, was the sole occupant of a Piper PA-12 when it collided with a single-engine de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver around 8:30 a.m. local time near the Soldotna Airport, The Anchorage Daily News reported. Six people were confirmed dead at the scene except for one person who succumbed to injuries while being transported to a hospital, according to the Alaska Department of Public Safety. The other plane is designed with pontoons to make...
  • Pro-Lifers Arrested Outside D.C. Planned Parenthood For Sidewalk Chalking 'Black Pre-Born Lives Matter'

    08/01/2020 7:04:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/01/20
    "This is our constitutional right, this is public property, this is not Planned Parenthood's America anymore, this is pro-life America," said a pro-life protester who was arrested Saturday morning while sidewalk chalking the words 'Black Pre-Born Lives Matter' outside of Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C.  (see video of it at link) https://www.breitbart.com/videos/v/TCqT2Rvb/
  • Trump-loving grandma outs Portland ‘bomber’ to feds — and it’s her own grandson

    08/01/2020 6:53:04 AM PDT · by karpov · 90 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 1, 2020 | Andy Ngo
    Shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning, videos captured the moment a makeshift bomb was thrown at the Portland federal courthouse during another night of violent protest. A Trump-loving, 69-year-old woman soon stepped forward to out the suspect publicly — as her own grandson. Karla Fox says she recognized the alleged bomber as her daughter’s son, 18-year-old Gabriel “Rico” Agard-Berryhill. In the hours after the IED attack, social-media users analyzed videos showing a slim male, wearing a distinctive olive vest with the word “ICONS” printed on it, throwing something over the fence at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse. Seconds later, a...
  • Orange Man Bad? Democrats Worse (Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?)

    08/01/2020 6:40:37 AM PDT · by Moseley · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 1, 2020 | Jonathon Moseley
    For years, #NeverTrump activists were pushing the challenge to Trump supporters on social media: “Is there anything that Trump could do that would cause you to stop supporting him?” It was one of the primary “Orange Man Bad” themes. The morality test is that Trump supporters are abandoning all principle by worshipping Donald Trump as our Messiah and engaging in a cult. Leftists in both parties have lied about Donald Trump, hurling smears and invective, accusinng Trump of saying things that Trump never said and doing things Trump never did. And yet it just isn’t working. Why don’t any of...
  • Please keep those donations coming in, folks. We need FR now more than ever and FR needs your support now more than ever. [FReepathon Thread XXXII]

    Prayers up for all the families suffering from the impact of this virus. And we're praying that the spread continues fading and that an effective treatment and vaccine are developed before the next flu season starts. And we pray that our people are able to go back to work in greater and greater numbers as the great Trump economy comes roaring back. And I believe we the people are going to tire real soon about the democrats allowing the radical leftist revolutionary blackshirt/brownshirt squads of their party using violent organized fascist tactics to rampage, riot and burn our once beautiful...
  • Joe Biden delays VP announcement another week

    08/01/2020 6:32:44 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 118 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 1, 2020 | 8:37am | By Jon Levine
    He’s Biden his time. Joe Biden is not expected to pick a running mate until at least Aug. 10. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee had previously said he expected to name someone to the job by the first of the month. The late in the game decision will put the announcement just one week before the Democratic convention
  • Major Development: Jordan bans the radical Islamist “Muslim Brotherhood”.......

    08/01/2020 6:12:52 AM PDT · by caww · 23 replies
    Epicenter ^ | 7/31/2020 | JOEL ROSENBERG
    (Washington, D.C.) — The extremist and often violent global movement known as the Muslim Brotherhood has been dealt a severe blow as five judges in a top court in the Kingdom of Jordan decreed the organization illegal. The Brotherhood is now being dissolved and will not be permitted to compete in Jordan’s upcoming November 10th parliamentary elections that were just announced. A growing number of Arab countries Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have banned the radical organization and branded them as terrorists......Turkey and Qatar, by contrast, actively support the Brotherhood, both financially and politically. Senior Jordanian...
  • The Captive Mind and America’s Resegregation: Idol smashing and cancel culture are part of a broad ideological project to dominate society.

    08/01/2020 6:04:05 AM PDT · by karpov · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 31, 2020 | Andrew A. Michta
    Czesław Miłosz, a future Nobel Prize-winning poet who had just defected from Poland, began work in 1951 on a book called “The Captive Mind.” Even as Stalinist totalitarianism tightened its grip on Eastern Europe, many Western European intellectuals lauded the brave new world of Soviet communism as a model for overcoming “bourgeois forces,” which in their view had caused World War II. Living in Paris, Miłosz wrote his book, which was published in 1953, to warn the West of what happens to the human mind and soul in a totalitarian system. Miłosz knew from experience, having lived through the Communist...
  • 'Nobody likes me,' Trump complains, as even his allies fade

    08/01/2020 5:49:01 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | 1 August 2020 | Kevin Liptak
    "Nobody likes me," he said, confounded at how his administration's health experts could be receiving accolades while he is accused of ignoring and denying the raging public health crisis. "It can only be my personality," Trump said, "that's all." That's one answer. SNIP Trump's attempts to regain standing have only exacerbated the divorce and led to worries he is weighing down his party's ability to move forward. Long dismissive of the Washington establishment, Trump has shown little concern at how his moves are forcing allies into awkward positions or alienating himself from longstanding norms. SNIP "I read it. I laughed....