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  • Study finds even feminists are most attracted to THIS type of man (WOKE men hardest hit) [tr]

    12/14/2018 10:57:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 14, 2018 | Sam J.
    Oh noez! Say it ain’t so! But we thought feminists hated all men, especially these types. Color us shocked. Sexist men are sexier than woke men?! Even feminists think so. Hrm. Did this guy mean normal, REAL men? Because DUH, this editor could have told them that.
  • TOTO: Hollywood, Once Scornful Of Blacklists, Now Embraces Them

    12/14/2018 9:25:56 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 13, 2018 | Christian Toto
    Remember Hollywood’s old obsession with the “blacklisting” of alleged communists? Movie after movie captured that dark chapter in American history, each film wagging a cinematic finger at industry insiders who punished Communist sympathizers — or just folks suspected of harboring such thoughts. Think “The Front,” “The Majestic,” “Trumbo,” “Guilty by Suspicion” and “Good Night, and Good Luck.” That was then. Today, people who hold what the Hollywood elite consider untenable views — such as those who believe in protecting the U.S. border — are targeted, shamed and made to fear for their careers. It’s happening both inside Tinsel Town and...
  • A court reporter shortage: Critical field faces lack of new recruits

    12/14/2018 9:24:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Dispatch ^ | 12/14/2018 | Slim Smith
    Melissa Grimes works on a stenographer machine at Lowndes County Courthouse on Thursday. She has worked as court reporter for 16 years. Mississippi is working to combat a critical shortage of court reporters entering the field with more awareness and recruiting programs. Photo by: Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff  Slim SmithDecember 1, 2018 10:04:48 PM   In college athletics, the biggest factor in success is recruiting.   But attracting talented people is not confined to the world of college sports, and when it comes to the field of court reporting, the inability to recruit people to the profession is reaching a near crisis...
  • Why Henry Potter Is the Undeniable Hero of 'It's a Wonderful Life'

    12/14/2018 7:46:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    RCM ^ | 12/14/2018 | By Daniel Savickas
    Christmas is right around the corner. During all the festivities and family gatherings, your grandmother, or some other relative, will inevitably try to cajole the whole family into an obligatory viewing of It’s a Wonderful Life. While the inspirational theme of one man being able to make a difference is touching, try not to take all of this film’s messages directly to heart, lest you desire reduced opportunity amid slower economic growth.The film follows its supposed protagonist, George Bailey, from his young days of saving his little brother from drowning in a lake and stopping his boss from accidentally poisoning...
  • More offensive holiday songs ( For the Easily Offended )

    12/14/2018 7:11:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/14/2018 | By Andrew Sumereau
    div class="article_body top mrf-hidden">Thanks to the good people at Star102 FM in Cleveland I have developed a new awareness of offensive holiday songs. May I suggest the following be removed from radio playlists, record collections, libraries and cozy dens across the nation immediately? Songs - Offense Frosty the Snowman -- Promotes White privilege White Christmas -- Ditto Do You Hear What I Hear? -- May insult Hearing-impaired Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let it Snow -- Climate change denial Silver Bells -- Promotes open-pit mining What Child Is This? -- Denigrates DNA testing Sleigh Ride -- Encourages the abuse...
  • Alternative Search Engines instead of Google

    12/14/2018 5:20:38 AM PST · by vannrox · 48 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 14DEC18 | Editorial staff
    Back in the day, I was one of the first people to start using Google as a search engine. I liked it’s clean interface, and simplicity. Of course, over the years, other people also found this to be the preferential search engine. Unfortunately, Google became big, powerful and yes, evil. They siphon up your personal information with zero regard to fourth amendment protections. They sell the information to the highest bidder, and give it away for free if the person is part of a government agency. Unfortunately, people like myself VALUE privacy. And that means that I no longer can...
  • SONDRA LOCKE LIVED 74 YEARS

    12/14/2018 4:32:03 AM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 92 replies
    She aged beautifully. Made me want to be in Clint's company even if I'm just another one of them. In my mid 60's now-hope to outlive her. It might be that true happiness is engaging in good sex early and often with someone special no matter how much hurt comes along. Keeping in touch afterwards would be painful but good. Hate to see her go but taking time out to cry over lost loves would make us more human.
  • Santa letters from kids. . . (Vanity)

    12/13/2018 6:29:37 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Vanity post of Santa Letter | December 2018 | Swordmaker
    I thought it might be nice to share the Christmas wishes of small children this Christmas Holiday. If you care to partake this thread is for such heartwarming sharing of the letters and stories from Freepers’ children and grandchildren or others they may have heard about.
  • Incoming Muslim Congresswomen Mock Pence’s Christian Faith

    12/13/2018 6:10:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2018 | 9:55 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    One of the first two Muslim women elected to the U.S. Congress took a snide dig on Twitter at Vice President Pence for sitting with eyes closed during a heated Oval Office meeting, posting a photo with the caption, “Jesus take the wheel!” — and the other incoming Muslim congresswoman applauded the insult. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) tweet ended with the hashtag #BorderWall, a reference to the contentious issue discussed during President Trump’s meeting Tuesday with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) The second Muslim woman elected to the House, Palestinian-American Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib,...
  • Dublin community 'shocked' after money stolen from church collectors at knifepoint [Ireland]

    12/13/2018 10:12:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 12/13/2018 | Cormac Fitzgerald
    A South Dublin community is “appalled” and “in shock” after money was stolen from two church collectors at knife point in the grounds of a Tallaght church, with one of the men being slashed in the arm. Gardaí confirmed that they were investigating the theft of a sum of money and an assault in Balrothery, Tallaght yesterday morning. They said a man in his 70s had money stolen from him and received a slash wound to his arm. The man was taken to hospital with minor injuries and no arrests have yet been made. Speaking to TheJournal.ie, local councillor Mick...
  • Rolling Thunder comes to an end; 2019 will be last ride

    12/13/2018 10:08:31 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 7 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | December 13, 2018 12:23 pm | William Vitka | @vitkaWTOP
    The key issues cited by the group are costs and communication problems with the Pentagon Police Department. WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s most iconic displays of support for military veterans, those missing in action and prisoners of war is coming to an end. The annual Rolling Thunder ride — which has brought thousands of bikers to the D.C. area for decades — is putting the brakes on. They won’t be riding after their May 2019 run, group officials confirmed to WTOP. The key issues cited by the group are costs and communication problems with the Pentagon Police Department. “We...
  • Cash strewn across Route 3 in N.J. causes crashes, highway mayhem

    12/13/2018 10:06:25 AM PST · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    NJ Advanced Media ^ | December 13, 2018
    An armored truck spilled cash all over Route 3 West near Route 17 in East Rutherford Thursday and had motorists out of their vehicles, picking up money off the road, according to police. The bills apparently dropped from a Brink’s armored truck about 8:30 a.m., police said. Video posted to social media shows cash flying and people picking the bills up off the highway. “One-hundred dollar bills flying everywhere, and people are making BANK,” wrote one person who posted video to Instagram. At least one car was on the shoulder with front end damage from a crash with airbags deployed....
  • The Return of Paganism

    12/13/2018 8:37:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 12, 2018 | Ross Douthat
    Here are some generally agreed-upon facts about religious trends in the United States. Institutional Christianity has weakened drastically since the 1960s. Lots of people who once would have been lukewarm Christmas-and-Easter churchgoers now identify as having “no religion” or being “spiritual but not religious.” The mainline-Protestant establishment is an establishment no more. Religious belief and practice now polarizes our politics in a way they didn’t a few generations back. What kind of general religious reality should be discerned from all these facts, though, is much more uncertain, and there are various plausible stories about what early-21st century Americans increasingly believe....
  • Tinder and OkCupid have given up on finding you a soul mate. Their ads even admit it.

    12/13/2018 8:11:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 13, 2018 | Lisa Bonos
    We have reached a new height of dating-app fatigue: Even the online matchmakers have given up on finding you a soul mate. It's not that you're hopeless. You're wonderful! You're a unique snowflake - so unique, in fact, that you should keep swiping and stay single as long as possible. If you've seen ads for OkCupid or Tinder recently, you might notice something conspicuous: There's little mention of love or partnership. Instead of trying to convince users that their perfect match is just a click or a swipe or a wink away, OkCupid and Tinder are touting the joy of...
  • Barack Obama—The Con Man Who Won't Go Away

    12/13/2018 8:07:18 AM PST · by rebuildus · 3 replies
    PRRooney.com ^ | 12/13/18 | Patrick Rooney
    BARACK OBAMA–THE CON MAN WHO WON’T GO AWAYNote: I originally posted this on September 7th of this year, but then made it “Private.” I knew that the cultists wouldn’t listen to me and wondered what good posting this would do. I revisited the article today, and see that everything in it still applies. Most important, I realize that this person is not going away, is extremely dangerous to the future of our Republic, and will (unless his hidden deeds come to light) attempt to influence President Trump’s re-election. For this reason, I’m “re-posting” the article. Perhaps someone out there will...
  • Was Baseball Legend Ty Cobb Really a Murderous Maniac? There's the Myth and There's the Reality

    12/13/2018 7:14:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/13/2018 | Will Brewster
    He was the first inductee into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and the sport's first national icon. Over 92 years after his retirement from the game, he still holds records for highest career batting average (.367), most career batting titles (12), and highest combined total of runs scored and runs batted in (4,065). When searching through the MLB record books, his name cannot be missed, as he is credited with setting over 90 throughout his career. He is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished and electrifying athletes ever to live. His name is Ty Cobb, and despite his...
  • Yoga group shutters after cultural appropriation complaint

    12/13/2018 6:54:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 12, 2018 | Kenneth Nelson
    One student’s complaint of “cultural appropriation” led to the dissolution of a university’s Bhakti yoga group. American University student Maya Krishnan filed a complaint with the President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion and wrote an op-ed in the student paper, The Eagle, after seeing a non-Indian group invited by American University’s Bhakti Yoga Club performing the Indian epic “The Ramayana,” according to ISKCON News.
  • This is why I dislike liberals

    12/12/2018 2:10:29 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | December 5, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    I have a lefty friend who never stops insulting me because of my conservative and Christian views. Sometimes I wonder how I remain friends with him, but I’m a pretty easygoing person. He sent me an email the other day with the most vile, false stereotypes about conservatives and Christians, and said this is why he can’t stand us. So I thought why don’t I show him what it’s like to have someone portray your viewpoints as all offensive stereotypes? Conservatives are too nice, we’re too polite; we want to believe liberals have good intentions, they’re just misguided. So here’s...
  • Crashes increase when speed limits dip far below engineering recommendation

    12/12/2018 12:54:09 PM PST · by ETL · 32 replies
    Phys.org ^ | Dec 12, 2018 | Pennsylvania State University
    Speed limits set only five miles per hour below engineering recommendations produce a statistically significant decrease in total, fatal and injury crashes, and property-damage-only crashes, according to a group of Penn State researchers. "If (however) you lower the speed limit by 10, 15, 25 miles per hour, or more, drivers stop paying attention," said Vikash Gayah, assistant professor of civil engineering. "We found there was an increase in fatal and injury crashes at locations with posted speed limits set 10 miles per hour or more below engineering recommendations."Speed limits are normally set based on results from engineering studies that collect...
  • Today's Whites and Blacks Take Credit for What Their Ancestors Did

    12/12/2018 12:04:41 PM PST · by rebuildus · 33 replies
    PRRooney.com ^ | 12/12/18 | Patrick Rooney
    There’s an interesting story out there—a white male Columbia University student joyfully exclaimed his love for white people on a viral video shown on Twitter. “Europeans built the modern world,” he said.. “We invented science and industry and you want to tell us to stop because, ‘Oh my God, we’re so bad.’ We invented the modern world.” The student, later identified as Julian von Abele, a sophomore at the school, appeared a bit “toasted,” to use a word known to college students everywhere. If he was, maybe it helped him get up the courage to tell the un-tellable truth in...