Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $49,879
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 56%!! Thank you all very much!!

News/Current Events (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • APA Study Shows Irresponsible Media Coverage Doubles Mass Shootings

    11/15/2018 7:08:51 AM PST · by marktwain
    U.S.A. -( A paper presented to the American Psychological Association found the number of mass killings, rampage killings or “mass shootings”, may be doubled by irresponsible media aggrandizement of mass killers. The desire for fame was found to be one of the main motivators of these rampage killers. From “Unfortunately, we find that a cross-cutting trait among many profiles of mass shooters is desire for fame,” she said. This quest for fame among mass shooters skyrocketed since the mid-1990s “in correspondence to the emergence of widespread 24-hour news coverage on cable news programs, and the rise of the internet during...
  • Trump's written answers for Mueller fire up speculation of a secret subpoena fight

    11/15/2018 6:31:52 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 9 replies
    President Trump’s legal team is preparing to give written answers on Russia questions to special counsel Robert Mueller, according to news reports — adding fuel to speculation that Trump is secretly fighting a subpoena to compel his testimony. The theory that Trump is appealing an order requiring in-person testimony is guesswork, largely based on a journalist overhearing a conversation that connected a mysterious court fight to Mueller's investigation — and the latest reports arguably support either side of the debate. Attorney John Dowd, who left Trump’s legal team in March, told the Washington Examiner that preparation of written answers indicates...
  • BREAKING: Judge’s Ruling Adds Thousands More Votes In Florida Recount

    11/15/2018 6:29:13 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 47 replies
    In a victory for the campaign hopes of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a federal judge has ordered all of Florida’s elections officials to give nearly 4,000 voters — or more than, no one is sure — whose ballots were rejected over mismatched signatures until Saturday to fix the problem and for their votes to count. Judge Mark Walker ruled early today that apparently all of the state’s elections offices have wrongly, or unconstitutionally, applied the state law governing how voters can fix rejected signatures on absentee and provisional ballots. There were a known 3,700 ballots rejected in the Midterm election...
  • Jacob Rees-Mogg and Boris Johnson hold emergency meeting of mutinous backbenchers

    11/15/2018 6:27:49 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 5 replies ^ | Hugo Gye, Natasha Clark, Tom Newton Dunn and Nick Gutteridge
    FURIOUS Tories led by Jacob Rees-Mogg are this afternoon pulling the trigger on a leadership challenge to Theresa May. Boris Johnson joined an emergency meeting of mutinous MPs this afternoon where plotters were set to launch a vote of confidence in the PM after a wave of resignations over her Brexit deal. Mr Rees-Mogg, who chairs the powerful European Research Group of pro-Brexit Tories, today called for Mrs May to resign - adding that a Brexiteer such as BoJo should replace her. His decision to send a letter backing a leadership challenge will encourage allies to do likewise - putting...
  • Melania comes out swinging No love from left as first lady shows strength

    11/15/2018 5:59:51 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 15 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 11-15-2018 | Tom Shattuck
    Melania Trump has joined the ranks of weaponized First Lady, and it may be just what the country needs. Amidst the perceived chaos occurring on a regular basis at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue due to leaks, the undermining of the president’s agenda, and general bad behavior, Melania Trump has emerged as an effective counter-force. Other presidents have had them: Hillary Clinton was Bill’s fiery rear guard and Nancy Reagan was the ultimate protector of her husband, Ronald Reagan. Now, it is Donald Trump who benefits from his closest adviser, Melania. On Tuesday, in an extraordinary move, she took a flamethrower to...
  • The NRA Will Have Its Day in Court (against Cuomo)

    11/15/2018 5:53:03 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 14, 2018 | James Freeman
    [N]o elected official in the country has more aggressively sought to limit free speech rights than Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D., N.Y.). Now he will have to answer for it in court. ... In May this column described how Mr. Cuomo was using the state’s financial regulatory agency to intimidate insurance companies, banks and other firms into turning down business with the NRA. The gun-rights group sued Mr. Cuomo after he ordered the state’s Department of Financial Services to tell the firms it oversees “to review any relationships they may have with the National Rifle Association and other similar organizations. Upon...
  • ‘Palestine Was the Biggest Victim of World War I’

    11/15/2018 5:51:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-13-18 | Elder of Ziyon
    The first sentence of this article in Al Madenah News by Dr. Mustafa Yousef Alddawi, marking the centennial of the end of World War I, is one of the most absurd things I’ve ever read in Arabic media. And that’s saying a lot. “There is no doubt that Palestine was the greatest victim of the First World War,” it begins. During World War I, Palestine had a population of 800,000. The number of people killed during the war was between 15 to 19 million. The Ottoman Empire, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Russia, Italy, and Austria each lost more people...
  • LGBT members of migrant caravan reach US border, say they endured verbal abuse by other migrants

    11/15/2018 5:49:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-13-18 | Carolyn Salazar
    A group of LGBT migrants arrived in Tijuana this weekend after reportedly breaking off from the larger U.S.-bound caravan due to verbal harassment and poor living conditions. About 76 LGBT members of the caravan, which has about 3,600 members, described inter-caravan persecution and poor planning interfering with the members' ability to eat and bathe on a regular basis, according to Telemundo 20 in San Diego. Even taking a bath was a major problem,” a caravan member who is Honduran told Telemundo. “When we wanted to shower there was no water for us…for food it was the same thing.” An anonymous...
  • ‘It’s a Crisis of Civilization in Mexico.’ 250,000 Dead. 37,400 Missing.

    11/15/2018 5:36:27 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 14, 2018 | José de Córdoba and Juan Montes
    ... Some 37,000 people in Mexico are categorized as “missing” by the government. The vast majority are believed to be dead, victims of the country’s spiraling violence that has claimed more than 250,000 lives since 2006. The country’s murder rate has more than doubled to 26 per 100,000 residents, five times the U.S. figure. Because the missing aren’t counted as part of the country’s official murder tally, it is likely Mexico’s rate itself is higher. The killing and the number of missing grow each year. Last year, 5,500 people disappeared, up from 3,400 in 2015. Mexico’s murders are up another...
  • The Dangerous Fantasy of a ‘Jobs Guarantee’

    11/15/2018 5:24:18 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 14, 2018 | Max Gulker
    Forget for a moment about “Medicare for All.” A proposal is gaining steam on the left that would overhaul the U.S. economy in a far more radical way. Known as a federal job guarantee, the plan would require the government to provide work on demand to any American at a minimum of about $12 an hour plus full benefits. Three senators and rumored 2020 presidential candidates, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders, have publicly supported the idea. Their visions for the program vary, but the fundamentals of a job guarantee were fleshed out most fully in a proposal released...
  • Judge gives Florida voters until Saturday to correct signature problems in election recount

    11/15/2018 5:10:28 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 19 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 15, 2018 | Gray Rohrer
    TALLAHASSEE — A federal court judge on Thursday ruled that thousands of voters whose votes weren’t counted because of issues with their signatures on their mail-in or provisional ballots have two more days to challenge the decision to reject their votes. The order from U.S. District Court judge Mark Walker came hours before a 3 p.m. deadline for counties to report the results of a machine recount for the U.S. Senate, governor and agriculture commissioner contests, throwing more uncertainty over a process that faces a spate of legal challenges...[snip]..... Lawyers for the Florida Department of State and the National Republican...
  • RECOUNT: Judge says he may not toss mismatch signatures (read before you comment!)

    11/15/2018 4:57:58 AM PST · by rarestia · 32 replies
    Spectrum BayNews 9 ^ | November 15, 2018 @6:43 AM | By Spectrum News Staff
    A federal judge stated that he is not likely to allow election officials in Florida to automatically count thousands of mail-in ballots that have signatures that do not match those on file as deadline day for the Florida recount has arrived as counties across the state must have ballots re-tabulated by 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon. A big point of contention for incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Democrats, mail-in ballots that have signatures that do not match those on file have been thrown out. "So I ask each of you, just consider whether or not you'd want you ballot...
  • 'Jesus' face' uncovered at ancient church in the Israeli desert

    11/15/2018 4:57:18 AM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | James Rogers
    A previously unknown 1,500-year-old painting of Christ’s face has been uncovered at a Byzantine church in Israel’s Negev desert. The discovery in the ancient Byzantine village of Shivta has thrilled archaeologists. Although the painting is fragmented, experts from Israel’s University of Haifa were able to make out the facial outline. Their research was published recently in the journal Antiquity. he painting, which is believed to date from the sixth century, depicts Jesus as a short-haired youth. “Christ’s face in this painting is an important discovery in itself,” they explained in their paper. “It belongs to the iconographic scheme of a...
  • Broward County Brings In Expert Consultant To Speed Up Ballot Count

    11/15/2018 4:49:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | November 13, 2018
    Broward County, which has had trouble meeting its legal deadlines in the counting of ballots, has now brought in a consultant to speed up the recount: counting expert Count von Count. The Count wasted no time and immediately began counting as soon as he saw the ballots. He picked up one and said, "One vote for governor, eh eh eh." After that, he picked up a second ballot and said, "Two votes for governor, eh eh eh." Next, he picked up a third ballot and said, "Three votes for governor, eh eh eh." "Wow!" exclaimed Broward County official Stanley...
  • Israel critic elected to House backtracks on her previous opposition to BDS

    11/15/2018 4:30:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11-15-2018
    Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar now says she ‘believes in and supports’ boycott movement, after calling it ‘counterproductive’ during election campaign Democrat Ilhan Omar on November 7, 2018, in Minneapolis after winning Minnesota's 5th Congressional District race in the 2018 US midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) WASHINGTON — A newly elected congressperson from Minnesotta who spoke out against boycotts of Israel during her campaign now says she supports the BDS movement. Ilhan Omar, one of two Muslim women who became the first elected to Congress last week, had said during her campaign that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement was “counteractive”...
  • ‘Alarming’ Study Claiming Global Warming Heating Up Oceans Based on Math Error

    11/15/2018 3:52:28 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies ^ | Elizabeth Harrington
    A highly circulated study claiming oceans are warming at a much higher rate due to global warming contains "key errors," forcing researchers to issue a correction. The study published by the journal Nature on Oct. 31 by researchers at Princeton University and UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography claimed the oceans were warming at a rate 60 percent higher than previously thought. However, a mathematical error discovered by independent climate scientist Nic Lewis after he perused the study's first page has led the journal to retract its key finding. The study has a much larger margin of error, making...
  • Border Patrol stops almost 500 undocumented immigrants in 48 hours [650+]

    11/15/2018 3:26:13 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 14 replies
    Tucson news ^ | November 9, 2018
    YUMA, AZ (Border Patrol) - Border Patrol agents assigned to Yuma Station apprehended over 400 [now 650] illegal aliens who surrendered..., including two huge groups of Central American nationals... Just before midnight, a Border Patrol camera operator observed ... illegal aliens illegally crossing into the United States by traversing over the legacy landing mat border wall east of the San Luis Port of Entry. A majority of the illegal aliens were family units from Guatemala ... The illegal alien ... was observed digging a shallow hole underneath the same older portion of wall to gain access into the United States......
  • Pope Francis Warns: People Who Gossip Are ‘Terrorists’

    11/15/2018 3:05:00 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Pope Francis said Wednesday that those who spread gossip are terrorists whose words are grenades that destroy other people’s reputations. “Gossipers are killers,” the pope told the 20,000 pilgrims gathered in Saint Peter’s Square for his weekly audience. “They kill others because the tongue kills like a knife. Be careful!” “A gossiper is a terrorist, because with his tongue he throws a bomb and then walks away, but that tossed bomb destroys the good name of others. Do not forget: to gossip is to kill,” he said. In his remarks, the pope was reflecting on the eighth commandment of the...
  • Report: U.S. Begins Accepting Caravan Migrants In for Asylum Claims

    11/15/2018 3:04:56 AM PST · by · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart Texas
    Mexican federal authorities at the ports of entry in Tijuana are now allowing migrants from the Central American caravan into the U.S. so they can begin asylum requests. This week, at the Chaparral Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexican immigration officials announced 90 Central American caravan migrants would be allowed to advance to ask for asylum, journalist Rebecca Plevin reported. Twenty-five asylum seekers were allowed on Monday and 60 more on Tuesday. At El Chaparral port of entry in Tijuana, Mexican immigration officials say 90 people will be allowed to make asylum claims today. People cheer; some 25 were allowed...
  • The Warroom With Jim Quinn, and the Quinn and Rose Morning Show Nov 15, 2018

    11/15/2018 3:04:46 AM PST · by sneakers · 4 replies
    Join Jim Quinn in the Warroom from 6:00am to 8:00 am, Monday thru Friday on and locally on the radio on WYSL in Rochester, NY. then, Rose will join Quinn for their new show which airs from 8:00 to 10:00 daily and can be heard on iheart radio on ESPN 970 am or 106.3 fm.