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  • Do Trolls Matter?

    08/13/2014 6:16:31 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 33 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | August 12, 2014 | By Daisy Sindelar
    Adolfych is opinionated. He certainly has bad manners. But is he a troll? [....] 'Nothing New' The Kremlin, which has waged a massive disinformation campaign aimed at legitimizing Russia's annexation of Crimea and support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, has employed so-called "troll armies" to invade online territories armed with pro-Moscow rhetoric. A June article by Max Seddon of "Buzzfeed" reported the Kremlin was spending millions of dollars to pay English-speaking Russians to promote President Vladimir Putin and his policies in U.S. media like Fox News broadcasting and the "Huffington Post" and "Politico" news sites. Trolls are reportedly expected to...
  • Freepers Openly Supporting Liberal Democrats - Alison Lundergan Grimes

    06/26/2014 10:01:59 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 269 replies
    Free Republic ^ | June 26, 2014 | Salf/Vanity
    I never thought I would see the day when there were participants in this forum openly advocating voting for a liberal Democrat. Yet that is what many are doing in advocating Kentuckians vote for Alison Lundergan Grimes. This makes no sense unless one is a liberal or leftist anti-American or are unable to move beyond emotion and irrationality or a nihilist mind set that lets anger, fear, lack of faith and hatred dominate one's logical faculties. Alison Lundergan Grimes was born in 1978. That's the year I graduated High school. Many here are older than I, and in politics, at...
  • Internet Troll Operation Uncovered in St. Petersburg [Russia]

    05/05/2014 8:00:12 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 82 replies
    The St. Petersburg Times Issue #1778 (37) ^ | Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Sergey Chernov
    Local reporters have infiltrated a covert organization that hired young people as “Internet operators” near St. Petersburg and discovered that the employees are being paid to write pro-Kremlin postings and comments on the Internet, smearing opposition leader Alexei Navalny and U.S. politics and culture. [....] According to Lvova, each commenter was to write no less than 100 comments a day, while people in the other room were to write four postings a day, which then went to the other employees whose job was to post them on social networks as widely as possible. Employees at the company, located at 131...
  • Sarah Palin: ‘Waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists’ in her administration

    04/26/2014 7:47:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 563 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    INDIANAPOLIS — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin fired up a crowd of thousands inside Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday night to kick off the National Rifle Association’s “Stand and Fight Rally,” saying Americans’ constitutional rights as envisioned by the founding fathers are under attack and policies like gun-free zones constitute “stupid on steroids.” “They knew that if the Second Amendment goes, the rest of the constitution is not far behind,” she said of the country’s founders. In her approximately 12-minute address, Mrs. Palin also derided what she argued is akin to a ‘blame the messenger’ attitude on gun violence many Americans...
  • An army of liberal trolls: Elmore warns we mustn't discount 'tidal wave of hate' presented online

    04/10/2014 2:04:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 9, 2014 | Phil Elmore
    There’s a reason popular culture matters. It’s because it is not what politicians say that changes minds. The opinions of your fellow human beings are formed through their interactions with technology. From the moment you first get your news from Twitter to the hours you while away looking at shared opinions and entertainment on Facebook, from the stories that are carefully selected for your television news to the radio commercials you listen to, from the pop-up “surveys” you see on your monitor to the lyrics in the pop songs you play on Pandora, your default opinions are formed in this...
  • Obamacare Supporters Troll Ted Cruz on Facebook

    04/03/2014 9:15:53 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | Wednesday, 02 April 2014 9:34PM
    (WASHINGTON) -- It appeared Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, expected something entirely different from Facebook when he asked whether his Facebook followers were better off with Obamacare than they were four years ago, suggesting they “Comment with YES or NO!”Post by Senator Ted Cruz.Comment they did. By late Wednesday afternoon, the status update had more than 55,000 replies.   “I and a few million other people are a lot better off,” said one user. “I hope you are enjoying your Cadillac plan given to you by your wife’s employer, Goldman Sachs.” “YES, best law ever! And way overdue!” read another one....
  • Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations

    02/24/2014 5:29:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept & Guardian UK ^ | February 24, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in...
  • The Gentleman's Guide To Forum Spies (spooks, feds, etc.)

    02/27/2014 7:05:05 AM PST · by FReepaholic · 82 replies
    Pastebin.com ^ | 7/12/2012 | Unknown
    COINTELPRO Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum. There are several techniques for the control and manipulation of a internet forum no matter what, or who is on it. We will go over each technique and demonstrate that only a minimal number of operatives can be used to eventually and effectively gain a control of a 'uncontrolled forum.'
  • Glenn Beck exposes Cass Sunstein fantasy turned reality

    02/27/2014 4:16:59 AM PST · by iontheball · 19 replies
    CFP ^ | February 26, 2014 | Judi McCleod
    More antiseptic sunshine than Man on the Moon, Glenn Beck shone the sun in when he opened the door to reality over his popular Internet television show on The Blaze TV tonight. The last thing the not-too-pretty reality needed was this blaze of sunshine. It’s a reality showing that the British government has bought into Cass Sunstein’s Harvard Public Law working paper, entitled “Conspiracy Theories” that shockingly includes a step-by-step set of instructions which pays government operatives to lie about people to utterly destroy their credibility.
  • Online internet trolls are psychopaths and sadists, psychologists claim

    02/17/2014 10:47:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 17 February 2014 | Kashmira Gander
    Canadian researchers have confirmed what most people suspected all along: that internet trolls are archetypal Machiavellian sadists. In a survey conducted by the group of psychologists, people who partake in so-called trolling online showed signs of sadism, psychopathy, and were Machiavellian in their manipulation of others and their disregard for morality. The researchers defined online trolling as “the practice of behaving in a deceptive, destructive, or disruptive manner in a social setting on the Internet” for no purpose other than their pleasure. …
  • OFA Trolling Republican Social Media Sites (Vanity)

    10/05/2013 2:38:41 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    Free Republic.com ^ | October 5, 2013 | Timber Rattler
    "I got an email from Obama's OFA asking me to tweet your office to support the President non-negotiations posture."Over the past two days, my friends and I have noticed that our normally quiet Republican Congressmen's Facebook pages have been besieged by liberals demanding that they fund ACA and end the shutdown. Last night, someone posted the above message on my particular Congressman's page, which explains everything. So Obama and his OFA goons are out, spamming Republicans websites and social media pages in an intense effort to bully them into submission. Just needed to get this out this morning about their...
  • Ask a cop: Trolling should be illegal

    09/20/2013 10:44:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | September 16, 2013 | Officer Anonymous
    SALT LAKE CITY — First off, I am not talking about those silly wild haired dolls with jewels in their belly buttons. I am also not speaking about the ones that live under bridges and eat small children. I am speaking about the spineless bottom feeders who sit at their computer all day bullying other people with inflammatory comments and remarks. A troll's sole purpose in life is to comment about an article, statement, question in a forum or other Internet venue so that comment will upset the target person or persons to the point where they are yelling at...
  • BOLO for the "Sleeper FReeper"! (Vanity)

    08/02/2013 2:26:06 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 100 replies
    Hard-Won Experience | 8/2/13 | JennysCool
    CNN's sudden "discovery" of Benghazi ("Look! There's there there!") has, I've noticed, begun awakening the small but vocal contingent of "Sleeper FReepers" -- who of course are not FReepers at all. These "sleepers" -- actually liberal Democrat sympathizers -- lie in wait until an event deeply threatens one of their cherished liberal figureheads, quite often Hillary Clinton, and/or when an event comes just a leeeetle too close to disclosing what a nest of incompetent vipers the Democrat "leadership" really is, from Obama on down. Therefore, especially for new members, here is what to be on the lookout for as the...
  • Obama Orders Regulators to Root Out ‘Patent Trolls’

    06/05/2013 9:19:55 AM PDT · by indthkr · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 4, 2013 | EDWARD WYATT
    ... Senator Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and who was a primary sponsor of the 2011 law, said he backs the president’s effort to suppress patent trolls. “The United States patent system is vital for our economic growth, job creation, and technological advance,” Mr. Leahy said in a statement. “Unfortunately, misuse of low-quality patents through patent trolling has tarnished the system’s image.” ...
  • Obama Orders Regulators to Root Out ‘Patent Trolls’

    06/05/2013 4:02:07 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 4, 2013 | Edward Wyatt
    WASHINGTON — One company threatened to sue 8,000 coffee shops, hotels and retailers for patent infringement because they had set up Wi-Fi networks for their customers. Another claimed that hundreds of small businesses were violating its patents by attaching a document scanner to an office computer system. One claimed rights to royalties from anyone producing a podcast. Now the Obama administration is cracking down on what many call patent trolls, shell companies that exist merely for the purpose of asserting that they should be paid because they hold patents that are being infringed by some software or electronic process.
  • 'That's Not How It Works!': Rep. Gowdy Objects to Top IRS Official Taking the Fifth

    05/22/2013 10:05:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 103 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/22/13 | Fox
    Lois Lerner, director of the IRS division that singled out conservative groups, invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refused to testify at a House oversight hearing on the scandal. Lois Lerner, director of the IRS division that singled out conservative groups, invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refused to testify at a House oversight hearing on the scandal.
  • 56 percent of all patent lawsuits are made by patent trolls

    04/13/2013 5:56:17 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 4/11/13 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Summary: According to a new, comprehensive report by Lex Machina, more than half of all patent lawsuits in the US now come from patent trolls.Patent lawsuits are used as weapons in business wars between companies such as Oracle vs. Google and Apple vs. Samsung. Behind the intellectual property (IP) headlines, however, Lex Machina, a Silicon Valley startup, has found that patent troll lawsuits have increased from 24 percent of cases filed in 2007 to 56% in 2012. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a "patent troll uses patents as legal weapons, instead of actually creating any new products or coming...
  • To Save Traditional Marriage, End State Involvement in Marriage (Bingo)

    03/20/2013 5:57:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 110 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    Within the next few months, Justice Anthony Kennedy will likely rule that same-sex marriage is mandated by the Constitution of the United States. The ruling will offend both common sense and Constitutional law. But it will nonetheless become the law of the land. With it, states will be forced to recognize same-sex marriages; same-sex marriage will enter the public school lexicon; religious institutions will be forced to recognize same-sex marriages or lose their tax-exempt status. Religious Americans will be forced into violating their beliefs or facing legal consequences by the government. The First Amendment's guarantee of religious liberty will largely...
  • Internet Trolls

    02/24/2013 11:26:41 AM PST · by notted · 42 replies
    legal-insurection ^ | violentacred
    "They say not to feed the trolls. But we knew that."
  • Decisive action against Obama's left-wing 'trolls'

    11/26/2012 8:14:10 AM PST · by detective · 48 replies
    WND ^ | November 25, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    WND Internet forum moderators have conducted extensive studies of leftist, pro-Obama “trolls” who post misinformation. In the process, the moderators have blocked from WND forums participants who post abusive language aimed at angering or otherwise insulting forum members, WND authors, management and staff. Trolls appear to perform a “disinformation” function typical of counter-intelligence efforts by intelligence agencies to confuse political enemies and refute or deflect opposing political views that are less susceptible to refutation by more traditional methods of debate and argumentation.
  • Proposition 37: Mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food

    10/21/2012 8:06:01 PM PDT · by RushingWater · 385 replies
    KABC TV Los Angelos ^ | 10/05/2012 | Robert Holguin
    GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Proposition 37 is a measure to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food. There are two sides to this contentious issue.
  • Obama to Supporters: Spam Facebook, Twitter During Debate

    10/03/2012 2:28:01 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | October 3, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Barack Obama’s “Truth Team” – the most Orwellian name for a campaign organization in recent memory – has unleashed an email this afternoon calling on its supporters to spam Facebook, Twitter, and other social media with pro-Obama propaganda during the debate. Stephanie Cutter, the deputy campaign manager for Obama, writes: Benjamin -- Tonight's debate will be an important moment in this election. The pundits will have a lot to say about it, but they don't have the final word -- you do. So if you think President Obama does a good job tonight, say so. Post about it on Facebook,...
  • The Party of Trolls

    08/30/2012 10:06:28 AM PDT · by arthurus · 10 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 30 August 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The media madhouse insists that a half-black man who went from the Illinois State Senate to the White House in 5 years is proof that we are a racist country and that Southern Europeans whose ancestors moved to this continent are an oppressed racial minority. Arguing with this insanity is a sure way to get called a racist. Ignoring this insanity means being charged with privilege. Privilege being the ungodly power to ignore someone else's assertion that privilege through victimization should begin and end every single discussion on every topic, up to and including the moon landing. The Democratic Party...
  • Missouri conservatives rally to Akin, blast Republican “establishment”

    08/25/2012 8:06:08 AM PDT · by Jonah Vark · 469 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 24, 2012 | Nick Carey
    (Reuters) – Missouri conservatives say they are rallying around U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin despite his controversial comments about rape because they are outraged that “establishment” Republican Party leaders tried to railroad him out of the race. A backlash has set in here in Akin’s suburban St. Louis congressional district, where supporters said the national party had no right to attempt to force out a duly-elected candidate.
  • Posting the address of TruBlueRinos.com for those FReepers who can no longer stomach FR

    07/10/2012 2:39:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 843 replies
    Received yet another FReepmail message regarding the underground campaign to get disgruntled freepers to move on over to the latest anti-freeper site. I'll save them the trouble of having their moles to do their underhanded dirty work underground. If you're totally fed up with me and my absolute refusal to support the GOP-e's outright plunge into supporting the progressive/statist agenda and no longer wish to resist tyranny, please by all means go join the RINO squishes over on TrueBlueRINOS.com ( actual address: http://www.trueblueliberty.com ). But when you join them, please do us all favor and don't come back. It'll save...
  • Louise Mensch (UK MP): social networks must identify internet bullies who cower behind anonymity

    06/13/2012 1:43:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:52AM BST 13 Jun 2012 | Staff
    Louise Mensch, the MP whose children were threatened by an internet troll says social networking sites must identify the internet bullies who 'cower behind anonymity.' Last week Frank Zimmerman, 60, narrowly escaped jail for sending the Corby MP an email branding her the 'slut of Twitter' and threatening that she faced a "Sophie's Choice"—a reference to a novel in which heroine Sophie has to choose between the life of her son or daughter at a Nazi concentration camp. Zimmerman was found guilty earlier this week and given a suspended jail sentence. Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Mensch said: "I felt...
  • Facebook- We’re the majority armed with one post at the time

    05/09/2012 8:38:07 AM PDT · by Cybercorrespondent · 118 replies
    cybercorrespondent.'s weblog ^ | 5-9-2012 | cybercorrespondent
    Question Is Facebook a liberal organization? Read full story @ http://cybercorrespondent.wordpress.com Cybercorrespondent Answer Absolutely yes, Facebook is a liberal organization! It is also an organization that has an agreement with the white house to monitor conversations and report on users. You are much better off without Facebook. Jamie
  • Internet Forums and Social Dynamics: Part I: Everybody is someone else’s weirdo

    01/01/2012 5:02:18 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 191 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 01-01-2012 | grey_whiskers
    One of the things that is fun about forums such as Free Republic is the sheer volume and scale of topics discussed. Everything from discussions of GOP primary races (come BACK, Sarah!) to speculations on the Middle East, from Kim Jong-un to fitness resolutions for the New Year, from Naughty Teacher threads to black helicopter speculations. If the Internet is a microcosm of the real world, then Free Republic is a microcosm of the internet. And all helpfully sorted by keyword, date, and author in order to make drinking from the fire hose easier. But of course, not is all...
  • The Troll Patrol: DUmmies join the MIR Team

    12/22/2011 6:32:34 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 54 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 22, 2011 | DUAC Earl, DU Mole MineralMan, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!! How many times have we heard that over the past 7+ years that we have been monitoring DUmmieland? Many! We have planted plenty of moles in the DUmp to egg the DUmmies on and to expose their nuttiness. Well, the New DUmmieland ain't puttin' up with it anymore! With characteristic panache and aplomb, Assistant Head DUmmie EarlG, aka DUAC Earl, has rolled out a brand-new Troll Patrol to catch and dispatch the nasty intruders. He's calling it the "MIR Team," the "Malicious Intruder Removal Team." I call it the "MIR Spaced-out Station," in other words, a...
  • Report: Palin shopping another reality show

    12/12/2011 3:26:43 PM PST · by maggief · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 12, 2011 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Sarah Palin is interested in starring in a second reality TV series, according to a report Monday. The new series Palin and reality TV producer Mark Burnett are shopping to various networks would be focused on Palin’s husband Todd and his career as a championship snowmobile racer, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
  • Keep off my land! Landowner wins right to bar ramblers from Dartmoor's tallest Tor

    09/21/2011 5:33:17 PM PDT · by Charlespg · 38 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 21st September 2011 | Lee Moran
    Ramblers and climbers have been banned from one of Dartmoor's most historic sites. The beautiful Vixen Tor has been closed off for good after landowner Mary Alford won an eight-year battle to keep walkers off her land. Her victory comes after a fight which included two planning inquiries and a series of mass trespasses to protest against the Tor's closure.
  • Troll Hunting: a Look at the Dark Side of the Internet

    09/17/2011 11:23:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 16th, 2011 | Tom Chivers
    The word “troll” no longer conjures up a dumpy little plastic figure with brightly coloured hair: nor a monster from The Lord of the Rings. If you live even a part of your life online, you’ll know that trolls today are better known as the angry and usually anonymous commenters on web forums, whose aim is to shock, offend, annoy or upset fellow users. Trolling made headlines this week when Sean Duffy, a young man from Reading, was given 18 weeks’ imprisonment for defacing Facebook tributes to four dead teenagers whom he had never met. The abuse was vile: on...
  • Can't Even Go to the Park (for fear of exposing kids to homo-pervert PDA)

    08/30/2011 10:16:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 67 replies
    Accepting Abundance ^ | August 26, 2011 | Stacy Trasancos
    The same people who say I shouldn't impose my morality on them, are imposing immorality on me and my children to the point that I literally have a hard time even leaving my home anymore to do something as simple as visit the park. And this is freedom? I am a Catholic stay-at-home mother of seven, and I live in the state of Massachusetts where "gay marriage" has been legal for seven years and it's just one aspect of the larger secular agenda. Because we have so many little children, it takes a phenomenal effort to go anywhere. We have...
  • Has anyone heard anything about chemist working on ammunition with a 5 month shelf life(vanity)

    08/21/2011 3:13:27 PM PDT · by BBell · 73 replies · 1+ views
    8/21/11 | vanity
    So I'm at the local sports big box store and a clerk from the gun counter tells me that the government has chemist working on ammunition that will only have a 5 month shelf life. I tell him I never heard of this. He tells me to look it up. So I went home and I did. All I could find on the internet were rumors, nothing solid.I ask a fellow I know who works in the sporting section at Walmart about this. He told me he has had several people ask him if our ammo is the kind with...
  • Iran Jails American Hikers For 'Spying'

    08/20/2011 6:35:28 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 192 replies
    Skynews ^ | 08/20/11 | skynews
    Two American hikers who were detained in Iran have been sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of "illegal entry" and "espionage," the state TV website says.
  • Oops! US gives $360 million to Taliban, other enemies

    08/17/2011 11:21:18 AM PDT · by americanophile · 46 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/17/2011 | Catholic Online
    A careful audit of combat support and reconstruction contracts reveals that at least $360 million in US tax dollars has gone to fund the Taliban and terrorist operations in Afghanistan. Corrupt contractors and subcontractors are responsible for the diversion of funds which have surely resulted in harm to soldiers and civilians throughout the region. LOS ANGELES (Catholic Online) - The losses demonstrate one of the challenges the US faces in Afghanistan, specifically, rampant corruption. Private Afghan corporations are providing many support services to the US and NATO forces and are collecting payments from the military for their services. However, the...
  • Did Perry Even Vote For Reagan?

    08/15/2011 5:41:08 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 327 replies
    Rick Perry was a Democrat until Karl Rove convinced him to switch parties and run as a Republican against Jim Hightower for Agriculture Commissioner. Perry is always mentioning Reagan... But no Yellow-Dog Texas Democrat who was a chairman for Al Gore in 1988 would have voted for Reagan. Some Democrats would have... but not a leading member of the Texas party. Perry is just too slick. He is not conservative at all.
  • The Need For A Militant Conservative Movement

    07/01/2011 11:46:16 AM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 1, 2011 | Michael Filozof
    Late last week, the New York State Senate voted to legalize homosexual marriage, giving  equality with heterosexual marriage, the foundational unit of every single human society in the last 5,000 years of recorded history.This is an enormous victory for the gay rights movement and for the American left.  Like most of the left's victories in recent years, it could not have happened without the support of the Republican Party (which controls the New York State Senate).  Republican fingerprints are all over Roe v. Wade, No Child Left Behind, affirmative action, amnesty for illegals, and the expansion of Medicare.  Indeed,...
  • Meet 'PJ Foggy,' birth certificate fraudster [Disbarred attorney organized 'birther punking' scheme]

    06/16/2011 5:12:32 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 75 replies
    WND ^ | June 16, 2011 | Jerome R. Corsi
    This is the second in a series examining the role supporters of Barack Obama have played in forging fraudulent birth certificates..NEW YORK – At the center of the network of Obama radical activists who forged and distributed a fraudulent Kenyan birth certificate in August 2009 was disbarred California lawyer William L. Bryan. Bryan posts as an Obama operative under the username "PJ Foggy" and lives in Raleigh, N.C., where he runs a flower shop. Under the cover of his username, Bryan and his associates have engaged in an aggressive campaign to disrupt any and all attempts to pursue legal challenges...
  • THE LEFT ATTACKING CONGRESSMAN WEST'S DAUGHTER ...

    05/19/2011 12:29:02 PM PDT · by AnyStreetFL · 7 replies
    NEW TIMES ^ | 05/19/2011 | BRANDON THORP
    Allen West's opposition to Barack Obama's "draft executive order" continued in his Weekly Wrapup, in which he wrote this: However, an issue surfaced which could undermine the very fabric of who we are in this constitutional republic. This week a "draft" Executive Order was leaked that would force any entity competing for a federal government contract to disclose political and third party political organization contributions as part of the "Request for Proposal (RFP)" submission process. I was fortunate to be a part of a joint hearing between the Small Business and Oversight and Government Reform Committees on this issue. Under...
  • Ron Paul: Less Lonely These Days

    05/11/2011 5:19:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 257 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2011 | John Stossel
    The man who likely has done more than anyone to put the libertarian philosophy of freedom and small government on the political agenda probably will make another run for the presidency: U.S. Rep. Ron Paul. Paul is always upbeat, but lately he's had more reason to be, as he sees libertarian ideas bubbling up from the grass roots. "People outside of Washington are waking up," he told me, "and they're getting the attention of a few in Washington." Paul has been in Congress more than 20 years, and much of that time he's played a lonely role, often being the...
  • Glenn Beck on AZ Memorial: Obama Truly Was the President of the United States of America

    01/15/2011 9:36:44 AM PST · by VictoryGal · 333 replies
    Fox New Insider ^ | 1/13/2011 | Glenn Beck
    Hear what else Glenn Beck had to say about last night’s Arizona shooting memorial service, in which the president delivered a speech that Beck called “out-of-the-park American”:
  • Ethanol Subsidies: $10 A Gallon And $14 Million Per Job Created

    12/10/2010 7:46:29 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/10/2010 | Jed Graham
    Here's the bottom line for the ethanol tax credits additive to the White House-GOP tax compromise: • $6 billion in subsidies for 2011. • $10 per extra gallon of ethanol. • $14 million per extra job. • $1.2 billion to attract one extra Senate vote. In a season of giving in Washington, the ethanol lobby may come away with even more than it hoped for and its ardent defenders sought. The Senate version of the $858 billion tax bill unveiled late Thursday — just a week after Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., proposed extending the ethanol tax credit at a reduced...
  • Freepers who want Sarah Palin to be President in 2012. Please all other stay out

    11/27/2010 12:56:43 PM PST · by factmart · 524 replies
    This thread is only for freepers who want Sarah Palin to be President in 2012. Please all (TROLLS)other stay out.
  • Facebook "Like" is Appearing on every page, what's up with that?

    11/17/2010 5:07:50 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 216 replies · 12+ views
    Nov. 17, 2010 | Me
    I just noticed this. Why is the Facebook "Like" icon now appearing on every page I go to? Is FR now connected in some way to Facebook? Like 1 person 0
  • Free Republic Troll Influx

    10/30/2010 10:51:41 PM PDT · by This Just In · 118 replies
    October 31, 2010 | This Just In
    Good evening, Freepers. As election day approaches I have been noticing a lot of noobies on Free Republic. A number of these youngsters have made no attempt to hide their Troll status, while others have worked to be a bit more creative in an effort to be incognito in order to blend in. One of the best examples I've found was in reading a noobs About page recently. In this About, I was greeted with a life-size portrait of Sarah Palin. I can only assume the Troll figured we Freepers are of an unsophisticated palate, lacking in a discerning eye....
  • Most troops wouldn't oppose serving with gays, survey finds

    10/29/2010 10:19:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 354 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/28/2010 | Ed O' Keefe
    A majority of active-duty and reserve service members surveyed by the Defense Department would not object to serving and living alongside openly gay troops, according to multiple people familiar with the findings. The survey's results are expected to be included in a Pentagon report, due to President Obama on Dec. 1, regarding how the military would end enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" law that bans openly gay men and lesbians from serving in uniform. Some troops surveyed - but not a majority - objected strongly to the idea of serving with gays and said they would quit the...
  • AOL Libels Free Republic; Web Giant Falsely Accuses Conservative Site of Hosting Child Porn

    09/22/2010 8:23:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 180 replies · 1+ views
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Internet giant AOL libeled Free Republic as "hosting child pornography" in an article published Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at their Daily Finance news site. The site's masthead reads: Daily Finance An AOL Money & Finance Site.Authored by Daily Finance media columnist Jeff Bercovici, the article entitled Muzzled Reporter Says 'Maw of Yahoo' No Place for Journalism tells the story about John Cook's reasons for leaving Yahoo News and returning to his previous gig with Gawker. According to the article, Cook was the senior national affairs reporter for Yahoo's The Upshot news blog. Bercovici notes that he and Cook are...
  • AOL Owned Daily Finance Retracts Passage That Libeled Free Republic Over Child Pornography

    09/23/2010 9:36:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 153 replies
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 | Kristinn
    The AOL-owned site Daily Finance this morning retracted a passage in an article that falsely stated Free Republic hosted child pornography.The article was about reporter John Cook leaving Yahoo News to return to Gawker. Included in Cook's reasons for leaving, according to Daily Finance reporter Jeff Bercovici, was that Yahoo would not allow him to write about Free Republic "hosting child pornography." The Salon.com article that was linked to support that claim actually stated that Free Republic did not host child pornography.The offending Daily Finance passage now reads:"... On similar grounds, he was prohibited from writing about the conservative website...
  • Private Property and the Ground Zero Mosque

    09/02/2010 7:24:44 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    fringeelements.info ^ | Fringe Elements
    I was watching a video on the anti-mosque rally on youtube, and I was surprised to see people in the comment section invoking “private property rights” to defend the mosque. First off it’s a bit odd for ‘these people’, broadly speaking, to be defending that. Where were they when American Renaissance meetings were shut down by “anti-racist” race terrorists? Where were they when Scientology meetups get harassed? I’m sure if you looked you could find many other examples. If they don’t want to defend “private property”, fine. But this selective invocation of principles is hypocrisy. Second off, if you support...