Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $50,792
57%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 57%!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!

Keyword: texting

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Attention teens: YOUR texting and driving kills 269 times as many people as school shootings!

    03/25/2018 6:54:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 25, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Attention teen protestors: YOUR texting and driving kills 269 times as many people as school shootings! Wikipedia has this comprehensive, well documented article called “List of school shootings in the United States.”School shootings are so rare and infrequent that it wouldn’t be good to just look at any one year, so I’m going to look at all the school shootings from January 1, 1999 (the year of the Columbine massacre, which is often cited as the beginning of the “modern” era of school shootings) and go up until March 20, 2018, which is the most recent school shooting (Great Mills, Maryland)...
  • Strzok-Page Texts Missing Yet DOJ IG Says He Received Them In August

    01/21/2018 8:41:13 PM PST · by bigbob · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-21-18 | Joshua Caplan
    However, according to the Daily Callers Chuck Ross, the FBI claimed it the reportedly missing text messages to Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz on August 10th, 2017. Strzok, who then served as the FBIs No. 2 counterintelligence official, conducted many of the biggest interviews in the investigation, including with Clinton and her top aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. After finding a number of politically-oriented text messages between Page and Strzok, the OIG sought from the FBI all text messages between Strzok and Page from their FBI-issued phones through November 30, 2016, which covered the entire period of the Clinton...
  • (evidence of FBI sedition?) More texts turned over from FBI agent taken off Mueller team

    01/21/2018 2:03:55 PM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 76 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 21, 2018 | Erin Tucker, AP
    "But, according to the letter, the FBI told the department that its system for retaining text messages sent and received on bureau phones had failed to preserve communications between Strzok and Page over a five-month period between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017. May 17 was the date that Mueller was appointed as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation."
  • WSJ Columnist: The FBI Is Abusing Secrecy Powers To Save Itself From Embarrassment

    12/19/2017 4:06:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has seen better days. While there is zero evidence of collusion, the political Left thinks Russia’s meddling in our 2016 election helped tilt the race in Donald Trump’s favor. Congress has launched investigations into the matter. Yet, it seems the meddling was also coming from within the halls of the J. Edgar Hoover Building. We have a since demoted DOJ official meeting with the author of the infamous Trump dossier, former MI6 operative Christopher Steele. To boot, his wife worked for the firm that hired Steele during the 2016 election. Concerning other bias, you have...
  • WSJ: The 'Insurance Policy' Mentioned In Those FBI Texts Referred To The Russia Investigation

    12/18/2017 6:38:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2017 | Matt Vespa
    We all had our suspicions about what FBI agent Peter Strzok meant by insurance policy, which he wrote in a text to bureau lawyer Lisa Page, a woman with whom he was having an extramarital affair. The text was one of 10,000 that were sent between these two FBI officials from August 15, 2015-December 1, 2016; this one was sent to Page in August of 2016. The Wall Street Journal reported that according to agents familiar with Strzoks account, he was referring to the Russia investigation when he mentioned insurance. He was removed from Special Counsel Robert Muellers investigation...
  • 'God, Trump is a loathsome human': FBI officials involved with Russia probe (tr)

    12/12/2017 11:06:59 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | HANNAH PARRY
    Two high ranking FBI officials involved in Robert Mueller's Russian probe exchanged text messages calling Donald Trump 'an idiot'. FBI agent Peter Strzok and senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who were having an affair, shared more than 10,000 texts in 2016 discussing the future president. During their exchanges, they described Trump as an 'idiot' and a 'loathsome human' and shared their hopes that Hillary Clinton should win the election, the Washington Post reported. Special Counsel Mueller removed Strzok from the investigation into collusion between Trump's administration and Russia during the 2016 election, after the messages revealing anti-Trump sentiment first emerged...
  • 'Over 10,000 texts' between ex-Mueller officials found, after discovery of anti-Trump messages

    12/06/2017 3:19:48 PM PST · by springwater13 · 194 replies
    Justice Department officials are reading through over 10,000 texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, Fox News has learned, after it emerged Strzok was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe following the discovery of anti-Trump messages between them. Department of Justice officials told Fox News they are in the process of going through the texts so they can hand them over to the House Intelligence Committee. Strzok, who was an FBI counterintelligence agent, had worked on the Mueller probe, but was reassigned to the FBIs human resources department after the discovery of anti-Trump text messages with...
  • If u txt while u drive, FL wants u to stop. But will that add to racial profiling?

    12/05/2017 2:02:39 PM PST · by Hadean · 27 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Dec. 5, 2017 | Steve Bousquet
    TALLAHASSEE Support is building across Florida for a stronger law banning texting while driving, but some black legislators say theyll fight the idea, claiming that it could invite more abuses by police. A broad coalition of groups representing police, sheriffs, parents, retirees, doctors, businesses and others is mobilizing to pass a bill to elevate texting from a secondary to a primary offense, meaning police could ticket drivers who text, without needing another reason to stop them. Its time to strengthen the law, argues the FL DNT TXT N DRV Coalition. Drivers who choose to text and drive are a danger...
  • Another anti-Trump smoking gun turns out to be nothing

    12/03/2017 10:08:13 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 03, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    Once again, a supposed big break in the drive to destroy President Trump over collusion with the Russians during the 2016 campaign stands exposed as nothing more than bad reporting. Plus, the professionalism of the FBI looks compromised by anti-Trump bias. The media went berserk Friday on news that former Trump confidante Mike Flynn had copped a plea deal with special counsel Bob Mueller. All the usual suspects launched an orgy of speculation on what beans Flynn must have spilled. It all went into overdrive when ABCs Brian Ross reported that Flynn had been instructed to reach out to Moscow...
  • Two senior FBI officials on Clinton, Trump probes exchanged texts disparaging Trump

    12/02/2017 1:28:28 PM PST · by John W · 40 replies
    Washington Post via Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | December 2, 2017 | Karoun Demirjian and Devlin Barrett
    WASHINGTON The former top FBI official assigned to special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election was taken off that job this summer after his bosses discovered he and another member of Mueller's team had exchanged politically charged texts disparaging President Donald Trump and supportive of Hillary Clinton, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. Peter Strzok, as deputy head of counter-intelligence at the FBI, was a key player in the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server to do government work as Secretary of State, as well as the probe into...
  • Peter Strzok & Lisa Page: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    12/03/2017 11:17:26 AM PST · by EliRoom8 · 28 replies
    Heavy ^ | December 4, 2017 | staff
    Just one day after Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. in the Russia investigation, reports have surfaced accusing a veteran investigator in the special probe of sending disparaging text messages regarding President Donald Trump. The investigator was removed from the probe a few months ago because of the potential of a political bias. The New York Times and The Washington Post both reported December 2 that Peter Strzok, a senior counterintelligence investigator at the F.B.I., was removed from the probe because several disparaging text messages indicated he wasnt a fan of Trump and was possibly a Hillary...
  • Ex-Mueller team member's role in Clinton email probe under review

    12/02/2017 10:35:38 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 30 replies
    FoxNews ^ | James Rosen
    EXCLUSIVE Two senior Justice Department officials have confirmed to Fox News that the department's Office of Inspector General is reviewing the role played in the Hillary Clinton email investigation by Peter Strzok, a former deputy director for counterintelligence at the FBI who was removed from the staff of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III earlier this year, after Mueller learned that Strzok had exchanged anti-Trump texts with a colleague. A source close to the matter said the OIG probe, which will examine Strzok's roles in a number of other politically sensitive cases, should be completed by "very early next...
  • APNewsBreak: New York eyes 'textalyzer' to bust drivers

    07/26/2017 10:28:39 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 21 replies
    AP via MSN.com ^ | 7/26/2017 | David Klepper
    ALBANY, N.Y. New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that he would direct the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee to examine the technology, as well as the privacy and constitutional questions it could raise. "Despite laws to ban cellphone use while driving, some motorists still continue to insist on texting behind the wheel placing themselves and others at substantial risk," Cuomo said in a statement provided...
  • Indiana Toll Road asks drivers to 'Put the Phone Down'

    04/11/2017 11:02:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    WNDU 16 ^ | February 27, 2017 | Travis Robinson
    When you're driving, there's a good chance you've seen someone on the phone, and maybe you've even been that person. Fifty-seven percent of American drivers admit to being on their phone while driving. Indiana Toll Road construction for the 80/90 Push project is just about halfway done. They expect to be finished July fourth, but in order to do that, they need workers to stay safe. So they're trying to cut down on those numbers. It really is difficult to put a dent in those numbers because we're all on-the-go. On top of that, you probably haven't met anyone who...
  • Pot found in truck that hit church bus near Leakey, DPS says

    04/11/2017 2:06:43 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 53 replies
    MySA ^ | 04/11/2017 | By Zeke MacCormack
    UVALDE Court records released Tuesday bolstered reports that Jack D. Young was texting before crashing his pickup into a small church bus March 29 on U.S. 83, killing 13 people, and also reveal that he had earlier consumed prescription pills and was in possession of marijuana. The northbound 2007 Dodge pickup driven by Young, 20, of Leakey, crossed the highways center line on a curve and hit the bus carrying 14 congregants of the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels home from a retreat. Only one bus passenger survived. A neighbor later reported that Young had driven that morning...
  • Witness: driver who hit church bus said he was texting

    03/31/2017 10:55:53 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 117 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 03/31/2017 | By Zeke MacCormack
    Jack D. Young, the pickup driver accused of causing Wednesday’s highway crash in Uvalde County that killed 13 congregants of a New Braunfels church, said he had been texting behind the wheel, a witness said today. “He said, ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I was texting on my phone,’” said Jody Kuchler, a welder from Leakey, saying he spoke to Young, 20, while he was still pinned in his wrecked truck after the collision.   “I told him. ‘Son do you know what you just did?’ He just kept saying, ‘I’m sorry. I’m sorry,’” recalled Kuchler, 55. He said Friday that...
  • Class action lawsuit demands Apple install texting and driving safeguards

    01/18/2017 2:02:20 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 36 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Wednesday, January 18, 2017 2:34 pm
    Suit seeks to halt all iPhone sales in California MLG Automotive Law has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc., seeking to enjoin the company from selling further iPhones until it installs texting and driving safeguards. The lawsuit, Julio Ceja v. Apple Inc. (Case No. BC647057), was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The lawsuit alleges that Apple puts profit before consumer safety. According to the filing, the company has had the technology to prevent texting and driving since 2008 and even received a patent on it in 2014 but refuses to use it over...
  • U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016

    08/24/2016 8:06:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 68 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 23, 2016 | Beckie Strum
    U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016 Deaths rose 9%, extending a trend that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel increased Traffic fatalities were up 9% in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year. By Beckie Strum Traffic fatalities rose 9% in the first six months of 2016, compared with a year earlier, as a stronger economy and falling gas prices encouraged Americans to spend more time behind the wheel, the National Safety Council said on Tuesday. Traffic fatalities have been trending upward since 2014,...
  • Pennsylvania woman steers car with her feet while texting

    08/12/2016 5:29:09 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 50 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 11, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    CENTER CITY, Pa., A couple traveling on a stretch of Pennsylvania freeway captured video of a woman steering her car with her feet while using both hands to text. Sarah and Shawn Delong captured video of the woman using her feet to steady the steering wheel while traveling on the Schuylkill Expressway in Center City. "Someone is going to get killed, that's why I was so mad. You see people on their phones all the time, but that took the cake," Sarah Delong told WPVI-TV. "For a good 20 minutes we were in her vicinity whether it was beside her...
  • Pima County bans texting while driving

    06/18/2016 6:41:20 AM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    Motorists in Pima County will have to wait to respond to that text message after a ban on texting while driving went into effect this week, giving law enforcement another tool to curb what one Sierra Vista police commander called the most prevalent of the many distractions within a vehicle these days. For years, texting while driving has been one of the most common forms of driver distraction, said Cmdr. Lawrence Boutte of the Sierra Vista Police Department. Weve not done any official studies, but every last one of us knows that it takes attention from the road and is...