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  • [ FROM JULY 20, 2016 ] New video appears to show kidnapped priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil bein

    07/26/2016 3:10:46 PM PDT · by MNDude · 4 replies
    CHRISTIANITY TODAY ^ | CAREY LODGE CHRISTIAN TODAY JOURNALIST
    A video purporting to show the beating of Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, the priest kidnapped by militants in Yemen, has surfaced online. The photo was posted on Fr Tom's Facebook page. The video, posted to Twitter, showed a blindfolded man being assaulted by off-screen assailants. A photo was also posted to Uzhunnalil's Facebook page, with the caption "Fr Tom's Entreaty will be uploaded soon ..!" A relative of the priest, Augustine, told The News Minute: "Many people in the family have checked the picture and feel it is Father Uzhunnalil's. Uzhunnalil is a priest of the Salesian order, originally from India....
  • Poll: No Post-Convention Bounce for Donald Trump

    07/26/2016 10:48:57 AM PDT · by MNDude · 57 replies
    Donald Trump received no significant bounce following the Republican National Convention, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll. Hillary Clinton still leads Trump by a single point: 46 percent to 45 percent. These numbers are unchanged from last week. The Trump-Mike Pence ticket saw a modest boost in favorability among Republicans. Independents — the true persuadable voters — were less than enthusiastic about what they saw or heard about the GOP convention, according to the weekly tracking poll, conducted online from July 18 through July 24 among 12,931 adults who say they are registered to vote
  • Glenn Beck: The Most Terrifying Thing About Trump’s Speech Didn’t Come From Trump

    07/25/2016 12:18:04 PM PDT · by MNDude · 53 replies
    While many criticized Donald Trump’s speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention as largely doom and gloom, it was what the audience shouted back at the presidential nominee that has Glenn Beck worried. I said, ‘The winning campaign will be led by a leader who convinces you to chant back, ‘Yes, we will,’” Beck told his radio listeners, referencing the famous slogan associated with President Barack Obama’s successful campaign. “But how foolish was I because I had half the puzzle piece.” He continued, “Little did I know the power of one individual that could convince those people who are...
  • Mark Levin July 21, 2016

    07/25/2016 11:19:55 AM PDT · by MNDude · 56 replies
    On Thursday’s Mark Levin show, Sen. Ted Cruz told Donald Trump days in advance that he would not endorse him, and Trump’s team had already read the speech hours before Cruz took the stage. Now Trump and his surrogates are whining that Cruz broke his pledge! Is that the same pledge that Trump already voided months ago? This is phony drama and if Trump loses, this may well be the moment that sealed his fate. Trump’s surrogates are continuing to divide the party again over this issue.
  • Dismayed by Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg Will Endorse Hillary Clinton

    07/24/2016 11:09:23 AM PDT · by Dosomi · 82 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/24/2016 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    Michael R. Bloomberg, who bypassed his own run for the presidency this election cycle, will endorse Hillary Clinton in a prime-time address at the Democratic convention and make the case for Mrs. Clinton as the best choice for moderate voters in 2016, an adviser to Mr. Bloomberg said. The news is an unexpected move from Mr. Bloomberg, who has not been a member of the Democratic Party since 2000; was elected the mayor of New York City as a Republican; and later became an independent. But it reflects Mr. Bloomberg’s increasing dismay about the rise of Donald J. Trump and...
  • Germany: Afghan ‘Refugee’ Injures Four Train Passengers in Axe Attack

    07/18/2016 3:26:22 PM PDT · by MNDude · 28 replies
    A man wielding an axe has left at least four people injured on a train after going on a rampage and has been shot by police. The attacker, armed with what is being described as an axe, has left more than four people injured after attacking passengers of a train in Wurzburg Monday evening. The Federal Ministry of the Interior stated that police shot the suspect, and police now say he has been killed.
  • Andrea Tantaros offers behind the scene reason Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton

    07/16/2016 12:17:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Blasting news ^ | 13 July 2016 | Roz Zurko
    You may not see Andrea Tantaros on-air, but that doesn't mean the Fox News analyst isn't still doing what she does best.. tell it like it really is. ... Anyone who follows the Fox News analyst just knew she'd have something to say about Bernie Sanders jumping ship and siding with the woman who goes against the grain of everything he's fought for. ... So, what does Andrea have to say about this latest turn of events in the Democratic Party? She tweets, "Guess Bernie got tired of having someone start his car for him every morning." It's this sense...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 15 July 2016

    07/14/2016 5:57:51 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 102 replies
    July 14, 2016 | Canteen Crew
    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 Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. 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 and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Flags Ordered to Half Staff in Honor of Slain Dallas Officers

    07/08/2016 5:14:18 PM PDT · by MNDude · 15 replies
    Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has ordered the Texas flag be flown at half-staff in Texas after five police officers were gunned down in Dallas in an ambush assault Thursday night. Soon after, President Barack Obama ordered that all U.S. flags also be flown at half-staff. The fatal shootings took place when someone opened fire at the end of a peaceful protest over nationwide officer-involved shootings.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 1 July 2016

    06/30/2016 5:57:27 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 91 replies
    June 30, 2016 | Canteen Crew
    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 Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. Remember those who gave all this weekend.No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet...
  • Media firms lose control of news as tech platforms rise

    06/29/2016 6:50:12 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rob Lever
    Washington (AFP) - When allegations emerged that Facebook was skewing its trending news stories, many learned about it... on Facebook. That underscored the rapid shift in media -- not only is news moving from print to digital, but Facebook, Google and other tech platforms are increasingly becoming the main gateways for information. Technology and social media firms are increasingly playing a role in filtering and delivering news, often with automated feeds, algorithms and "bots" designed to determine the most relevant articles. That means the news industry is rapidly losing control of the news along with the revenue that goes with...
  • FAA OKs 'drone journalism' starting in August

    06/25/2016 10:35:46 AM PDT · by Pollard · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 24 Jun 2016
    Drone journalism is coming to a newspaper and TV station near you within 60 days. New Federal Aviation Administration rules on the flying devices opens the door to newsrooms using drones to cover events, peer into buildings and capture images like never before, according to the founder of the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska. "In 60 days, drone journalism will be legally possible in any newsroom in the United States. That's not to say it will be easy, but it will be legally possible in ways that it has never been before," wrote Matt Waite.
  • Barbara Bush Thinks Planned Parenthood Is an ‘Exceptional Organization’

    06/20/2016 10:51:09 AM PDT · by MNDude · 72 replies
    In the ongoing battle over women’s reproductive health, high-profile GOP politicians haven’t exactly praised Planned Parenthood. However, George W. Bush’s daughter, Barbara, spoke in favor of the organization. In a conversation with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards for the New York Times, Bush said that part of the mission of her organization, Global Health Corps, is counting on millennials looking to effect change in the health industry. “So many young people want to work on social change. They want to do good,” she said. “Global Health started because this great talent pipeline was not moving into health care. It’s hard...
  • RetractionWatch.com is an Interesting Read

    06/18/2016 5:07:42 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 12 replies
    S ^ | June 18, 2016 | Stayfree
    After reading recent thread at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3441601/posts, looked at the source...some interesting reading there which makes one ponder the motives of so many items that need retraction...
  • Breitbart News was biggest publisher of political content for months of May and June

    06/17/2016 1:35:34 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/17/16 | Ben Kew
    Full title: Breitbart News was the biggest publisher of political content for the months of May and June, with a lead of nearly 2 million more interactions than the second place Huffington Post. The site came out on top in research conducted by NewsWhip. Besting the competition on a list that also includes CNN, The Hill, and The Guardian, Breitbart News had a total combined 9,098,o13 Twitter and Facebook interactions, of which 89% came from Facebook and 11% from Twitter. Failing to make the top 10 list were outlets such as The New York Times and Fox News, although they...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 17 June 2016

    06/16/2016 5:58:35 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 114 replies
    June 16, 2016 | Canteen Crew
    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 Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music.It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Put up your feet and relax. 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...
  • USA Today: Obama Tops All Presidents Ordering Flags to Half-Staff

    06/16/2016 7:17:18 AM PDT · by MNDude · 28 replies
    President Barack Obama owns the dubious presidential record for ordering flags lowered to half-staff, having issued the directive 66 times during his tenure, USA Today reports. The country is in the middle of No. 66 to honor the 49 people killed in Sunday's massacre in Orlando. George W. Bush is second with 58 such orders and Bill Clinton third at 50, USAT reports. Fourteen times Obama has ordered the flag lowered at federal buildings and ships at sea due to mass shootings. Honoring the victims from each of those events has accounted for 79 days with flags at half-staff.
  • The Wayne Dupree Show - Conservatism With The Cool!

    06/15/2016 8:22:43 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 1 replies
    Spreaker ^ | 6-15-2016 | Wayne Dupree
    Hey! Check out the Wayne Dupree Show weekly! We broadcast two new shows twice a day to give you the 411 on news and politics! You can also listen by downloading our free #WAARadio app from the Android/IOS app store and tune in. We just had Presidential candidate Donald Trump, Sean Hannity, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson and many front line conservatives join our show. 12-1pm Monday - Friday EST9-10pm Monday - Friday EST You can also listen our show replays  iHeartRadio and iTunes! We have no strings! We are not corporate owned and have to follow a media script. We are 100% grassroots...
  • Obama: Orlando shooting was a case of ‘homegrown extremism,’ gunman inspired by online propaganda

    ORLANDO — President Obama said the gunman who opened fire in a nightclub here on Sunday appeared to be motivated by extremist propaganda online, saying that authorities have not found any links connecting this attacker with other radical groups. Obama called the shooting a case of “homegrown extremism” on Monday, saying that the gunman appeared to be “inspired by various extremist information that was disseminated over the Internet.” The gunman who carried out the deadliest shooting rampage in American history called 911 during a three-hour standoff with police and pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State, a group also known...
  • Judge Rules in Favor of Christian Student Group Against NC State’s ‘Speech Permit’

    06/07/2016 6:25:58 AM PDT · by milton23 · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/6/2016 | Faith Vander Voort
    North Carolina State University infringed on the free speech rights of a student-led Christian group, a federal judge has ruled. Chief U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III, calling his action “in the public interest,” issued a preliminary injunction Saturday against NC State’s speech permit policy, saying it violates the students’ First Amendment right to freedom of speech. “The judge pretty much granted the entire request that we asked for,” a lawyer for the students, Tyson Langhofer, told The Daily Signal. “Essentially, everything in the final order that we requested was granted.”
  • TDS on Fox. (vanity)

    06/05/2016 12:45:38 PM PDT · by central_va · 41 replies
    Fox News | 6/5/16
    On Gigot's show, I am not sure this losers name, they are wet dreaming about a third party derailing Trump. The TDS on Fox is getting old.They are yucking it up and think Trump supporters are a joke. F them.
  • Tonight on The Kelly File (vanity)

    06/03/2016 6:17:03 PM PDT · by the_individual2014 · 38 replies
    FOX ^ | 6/3/2016 | Me
    I am just wondering is anyone watching the Kelly File tonight, Katrina Pearson was debating Richard Fowler from NPR.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 3 June 2016

    06/02/2016 5:57:41 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 127 replies
    June 2, 2016 | Canteen Crew and Musical DJs
    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. We serve coffee, tea,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. The FR Canteen is a casual place....
  • SiriusXM Proves to be Run by Cowards (by Glenn Beck)

    In the conversation, Brad speculated on the absolute worst case scenario imagined by people about Trump — that of him acting like a dictator with a feckless Congress who won’t stand up to him just as they have not stood up to Barack Obama. In the conversation, Brad speculated on the absolute worst case scenario imagined by people about Trump — that of him acting like a dictator with a feckless Congress who won’t stand up to him just as they have not stood up to Barack Obama. Thor speculated that if Trump ever did go full dictator the only...
  • WATCH: DONALD TRUMP HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE AT TRUMP TOWER

    05/31/2016 9:11:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 83 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting Network ^ | 5-31-16 | Joe Seales
    Tuesday, May 31, 2016: Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump held a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City.
  • After screams of racism over gorilla being shot for a ‘white kid,’ meet his parents

    05/31/2016 8:06:50 AM PDT · by MNDude · 66 replies
    here are an awful lot of people who ended up with egg on their face late Monday. The Daily Mail revealed Facebook photos of the couple who they reported as the parents of the inquisitive little four-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla habitat Saturday, resulting in the shooting death of the gorilla in order to save the life of the child. This happened at the Cincinnati Zoo, and one of the zoo-goers captured heart-pounding video of the boy’s life-and-death struggle with the gorilla. Liberals and Black Lives Matter activists took to social media to call the shooting of the...
  • Glenn Beck Now A Clinton Ally

    05/25/2016 6:10:06 AM PDT · by MNDude · 23 replies
    The Hillary Clinton campaign sent out an email blast Tuesday highlighting conservative commentator Glenn Beck’s criticism of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trum Though Beck gets special treatment and a video of him knocking Trump is attached to the email.
  • Arizona TV Reporter Arrested for Defecating on Lawn While Covering a Story

    05/20/2016 11:35:16 AM PDT · by Main Street · 63 replies
    NYDailyNew ^ | 5-20-2016 | Christopher Brennan
    Getting the story is always priority No. 1, but a Phoenix TV reporter seems to have forgotten about No. 2 until it was too late. Jonathan Lowe, a reporter for KPHO, was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly defecating on a front lawn near the subject of his story’s home. The 33-year-old was seen by a neighbor as he picked up papers from the street before leaning against the wall of a house and relieving himself, according to a Goodyear police report obtained by his station. An officer tasked with the job of tracking Lowe down said the suspect admitted to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 20 May 2016

    05/19/2016 5:57:54 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 117 replies
    May 19, 2016 | Canteen Crew
    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 Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. 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 and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Glenn Beck: Facebook meeting ‘felt like the Salem Witch Trial’

    05/19/2016 11:45:14 AM PDT · by MNDude · 43 replies
    Radio host Glenn Beck is criticizing some of the other conservatives who joined him at a meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over allegations of political bias at the social media giant. Beck accused other conservatives in the room of being overzealous in their efforts to get the company to respond to their concerns. “It was like affirmative action for conservatives,” Beck wrote on his website on Thursday. “I sat there, looking around the room at ‘our side’ wondering, ‘Who are we? Who am I?’ ” He said "a number of [attendees], I believe, felt like I did," but added,...
  • Betting sites put money on Republican brokered convention

    05/19/2016 11:41:19 AM PDT · by MNDude · 14 replies
    EW YORK/WELLINGTON - Erik Duhaime is a passive stock market investor, but he isn't afraid to short Donald Trump or go long on Hillary Clinton. The 28-year-old from Cambridge, Massachusetts, trades on PredictIt, an online political stock market that allows users to wager small amounts of money on "yes" or "no" predictions about whether an event will occur. That includes who will win the U.S. presidential election in November. PredictIt attracts everyone from campaign volunteers to political junkies. In mid-April, about 30 PredictIt traders gathered at a bar in New York to watch the state's primary results roll in. "I...
  • Over 200,000 Poles join marches for life across nation to support abortion ban

    05/18/2016 1:11:23 PM PDT · by MNDude · 8 replies
    WARSAW, Poland, May 17, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-life advocates held over 140 marches across Poland on Sunday, with participants totalling somewhere between 200,000-300,000 despite bad weather in some cities. The Center for the Support of Family and Life Initiatives has coordinated the events since 2006 on May 15, a pro-life feast in Poland. A local committee with representatives from social and church organizations organizes each march. Some marches took place before May 15, and others will happen in June. The march’s theme was “Every life is priceless,” a reminder of the value of every life, most specifically that of the...
  • Glenn Beck: If Cruz Loses Indiana ‘I Will Be Suicidal’

    05/18/2016 10:09:25 AM PDT · by MNDude · 60 replies
    “If you guys screw this up, I’m going to be pissed at you,” Beck said in an Indiana speech, The Texas Tribune reports. He added, “I will be suicidal.”
  • Is Facebook Suppressing Hunting and Fishing News?

    05/13/2016 10:46:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/13/2016 | C Cocoles
    Recently, there was an interview story at Gizmodo, which they (Gizmodo) interviewed an anonymous, former "news curator" for Facebook. In the story, the accusation was made that these curators purposely were told to keep more conservative topics such as Mitt Romney or Rand Paul from trending. So this allegedly happened even with users chatter was causing topics to trend naturally. If this is true, this is going against Facebook’s claims the trending topics are not artificially altered or gamed in any way. It’s common knowledge that Facebook trending topics are curated by a team of people, not machine learned. Excerpt...
  • Investigators: Scant evidence Clinton had malicious intent in handling of emails

    05/05/2016 8:17:51 PM PDT · by Fasceto · 160 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | Matt Zapotosky
    Prosecutors and FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server have so far found scant evidence that the leading Democratic presidential candidate intended to break classification rules, though they are still probing the case aggressively with an eye on interviewing Clinton herself, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter. FBI agents on the case have been joined by federal prosecutors from the same office that successfully prosecuted 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui — and who would handle any Edward Snowden case, should he ever return to the country, according to the U.S. officials familiar with the matter....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 6 May 2016

    05/05/2016 5:57:19 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 104 replies
    May 5, 2016 | Canteen Crew
    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 Just Hangin' Cafe 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...
  • The Real Identities Of 'Tyler Durden' And Zero Hedge Have Been Revealed

    04/29/2016 9:22:12 AM PDT · by blam · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4-29-2016 | Will Martin
    Will MartinApril 29, 2016The men behind the legendary finance blog Zero Hedge have been unmasked after one former blogger with the site revealed the identity of his employers. Speaking with Bloomberg reporters Tracy Alloway and Luke Kawa, Colin Lokey — described as a "political science graduate with an MBA and a Southern twang" — said he was part of a three-man team running Zero Hedge, the blog best known for its sensationalist headlines and bearish outlook on the world. Lokey, 32, says the other men behind the site are 37-year-old Daniel Ivandjiiski, a Bulgarian former hedge fund analyst, and Tim...
  • FOX45 evacuated after reported threat, vehicle fire (Baltimore)

    04/28/2016 11:34:21 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    FOX 45 - WBFF ^ | April 28
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- The FOX45 offices on W 41st Street were evacuated Thursday afternoon after a threat was received at the building. Fire crews responded and extinguished a fire which appeared to have been set in the gas tank of a vehicle parked in the station lot
  • WANTED DESPERATELY: NOTA

    04/24/2016 7:44:23 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 17 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | April 24, 2016 | Artful Dilettante
    Ask a hundred U.S. citizens what the country needs more than anything and you’re likely to get a hundred answers. An end to poverty, an end to racism, an end to terrorism, free college, an end to liberals, an end to conservatives, an end to climate change, a balanced budget, and on and on. Most responses would be likely be well-meaning, pie-in-the-sky fantasies with little forethought as nearly all of us are inclined to do now and again. Including me. I know it’s hard to believe that the Artful Dilettante himself engages in such flights of fancy, with outcomes devoid...
  • Dear Bernie Sanders: Black votes matter

    04/23/2016 2:48:21 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/22/2016 | Kathleen Parker
    This month, having lost massively to Hillary Clinton across the Southeast, Sanders commented that the bevy of early Southern primaries “distorts reality.” In other comments soon thereafter, perhaps covering for what was obviously a lapse in political acumen, he clarified that those early states are the most conservative in the country. Not really. And not really. While some segments of the South are undeniably conservative, Dixie is also home to a large and reliably Democratic cohort — African Americans. Many of the most liberal people serving in today’s Congress were elected by Southerners, and especially black Southerners. The reality is...
  • AstroTurf, Immigration, and the News

    04/22/2016 10:37:23 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 10 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/18/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    What if all isn’t as it seems? What if the reality you found is completely false and contradictory to the reality you are told exists? The stories that now predominate the news headlines in America are not actually news at all. What passes for the news today is nothing more than carefully constructed narratives created by unseen special interests designed to manipulate your opinion while pushing an artificial agenda. This is the essence of what veteran investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson defines as astroturf. Attkisson explains that astroturf disguises itself as being legitimate while in actuality it’s not as astroturf is...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 22 April 2016

    04/21/2016 5:57:56 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 164 replies
    April 21, 2016 | Canteen Crew
    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 Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our...
  • Hamilton to stay on $10; Tubman replacing Jackson

    04/20/2016 12:41:47 PM PDT · by MNDude · 89 replies
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday will announce plans to both keep Alexander Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill and to knock Andrew Jackson off the front of the $20 in favor of Harriet Tubman, sources tell POLITICO. Lew is expected to roll out a set of changes that also include putting leaders of the women’s suffrage movement on the back of the $10 bill, and incorporating civil rights era leaders and other important moments in American history into the $5 bill. Also, Jackson isn’t getting completely booted off the $20 bill. He’s likely to remain on the...
  • Bernie Sanders: Meeting with pope was not political

    04/16/2016 9:32:30 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 31 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/16/2016 | CBS News
    Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen.Bernie Sanders was invited to Vatican City to make a speech about income inequality. Despite the Vatican initially saying there would be no meeting between Sanders and Pope Francis, one happened anyway Saturday morning. Because of the political nature of the meeting, the Vatican initially had tried to distance itself from Sanders' visit, reports CBS News correspondent Seth Doane. But the Pope did meet Sanders and his wife in a brief meeting. On a terrace overlooking Vatican City, Sanders told CBS News "beauty" "resonated" from Pope Francis. "Are there pictures of this meeting with the...
  • Occupy Wall Street rises up for Sanders

    04/13/2016 2:05:44 PM PDT · by Fasceto · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | April 13, 2016 | Gregory Krieg
    (CNN)The forces of Occupy Wall Street, splintered and faded in the aftermath of their 2011 demonstrations, are getting the band back together to boost Bernie Sanders ahead of next week's critical New York primary. Nearly five years since Occupy was evicted from Zuccotti Park, blocks from the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan, a coalition of organizers, labor leaders and progressive activists who lined up under the banner of "the 99 percent" are renewing their efforts in pursuit of a more traditional cause: Getting voters to the polls on April 19.
  • Sanders surrogates rip Clinton on driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants

    04/13/2016 2:17:15 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | April 12, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Ratcheting up the rhetoric another notch ahead of Thursday's debate and next week's New York primary, Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Tuesday turned its focus back to Hillary Clinton’s past opposition to driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. During a conference call organized by the Sanders team, an array of activists, public officials and an undocumented farm worker supporting the Vermont senator laid into Clinton’s record on immigration writ large. In particular, the call’s stated purpose was to center on Clinton’s 2007 stated opposition to then-New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s proposal to allow undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses.
  • The Latest: Sanders Says No Plans yet to Meet the Pope

    04/08/2016 10:00:17 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 10 replies
    AP ^ | April 8, 2016 | Associated Press
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he would "very much like to" meet Pope Francis when he travels to the Vatican next week but he has not received an official invitation from the Catholic leader. It's "not yet clear," Sanders told journalists in New York Friday, saying this pope is someone he has "enormous respect for in terms of the mental consciousness that he's raising." Sanders' campaign released a statement Friday saying that Sanders, who is the first Jewish candidate ever to win a presidential primary, will address a conference next week hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 8 April 2016

    04/07/2016 5:57:10 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 96 replies
    April 7, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    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 Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,maybe a brew or two and plenty of 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 and start a conversation. You never know who you might...
  • Watch Anti-Trump Protesters Can't Specifically Explain Why They Are Protesting!

    04/01/2016 6:04:15 PM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 32 replies
    Do protesters of Donald Trump really know what they're protesting? Sean Hannity sent radio host David Webb to Wisconsin to find out if any of those who are vehemently opposed to the GOP frontrunner have specific grievances. Here's a sampling of what he found: What do you object to specifically? Donald Trump protesters. "All of it!" Donald Trump protesters. "Like, the things he says about women ... too many to name." A UAW member protests Donald Trump. "Donald Trump has accused me of ... whatever. I am union! Union is standing." LINK GOES TO VIDEO
  • Clinton: Trump's retreat from abortion comments unconvincing

    04/01/2016 9:50:07 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 31st | JESSE BYRNES
    Hillary Clinton is signaling that she won't be letting up anytime soon on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's comments this week on abortion, calling his walk back "unconvincing." "It was outrageous that he would be advocating for women who exercise their constitutional right and have autonomy over their healthcare decisions would be criminals along with the doctors that served them," Clinton told Business Insider on Thursday.