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  • Google Manipulated YouTube Search Results for Abortion, Maxine Waters, David Hogg

    01/16/2019 2:57:03 PM PST · by naeim.darzi · 10 replies
    BreitBart ^ | Allum Bokhari
    In sworn testimony, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Congress last month that his company does not “manually intervene” on any particular search result. Yet an internal discussion thread leaked to Breitbart News reveals Google regularly intervenes in search results on its YouTube video platform – including a recent intervention that pushed pro-life videos out of the top ten search results for “abortion.”
  • TV One Guest Claims Trump Supporters Want 'Eugenics,' to 'Eliminate' Minorities

    01/15/2019 8:29:12 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 15, 2019 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's News One Now on TV One, substitute host Michelle Bernard presided over a panel in which one guest asserted that the push to repeal ObamaCare by Donald Trump supporters is fueled by a desire for "eugenics" against minorities to bolster "white supremacy." She further claimed that there was a desire to "eliminate" and "annihilate" minorities. Neither host Bernard nor even the token Republican on the panel voiced any disagreement with her incendiary claims.
  • Martin Demands White Panelist Not Invoke MLK; She Pushes Back HARD

    01/15/2019 7:37:35 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 15, 2019 | Tom Blumer
    On Sunday's MSNBC Live with Alex Witt, after panelist Jennifer Grossman invoked Martin Luther King's historic "content of their character" statement, TV One journalist Roland Martin, in a demanding tone, requested a "favor": "Please don’t quote Dr. King." Apparently in Martin's world, only a black person like him can quote King, while a white person like Grossman can't. To her credit, Grossman pushed back hard: "I will quote Dr. Martin Luther king every single day and you won’t stop me."
  • Gillette Video Tells Men With ‘Toxic Masculinity’ to ‘Say the Right Thing,' 'Act the Right Way’

    01/14/2019 12:12:21 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 97 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 14, 2019 | 12:37 PM EST | Craig Bannister
    A short film by Gillette, a manufacturer of men’s shaving products, tells men to shun “toxic masculinity” and “the same old excuses” for male behavior. The film, “We believe: The Best Men Can Be,” posted on the company’s Facebook page, begins by referencing Gillette’s slogan, “The best a man can get,” while invoking the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment: “Bullying. The ‘Me, Too’ movement against sexual harassment. Toxic masculinity – is the best a man can get? Is it? “We can’t hide from it. It’s been going on far too long. We can’t laugh it off. Making the same old...
  • ‘Family Guy:’ Trump Administration 'Wiping A** with Constitution'

    01/14/2019 7:47:52 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 38 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/13/19 | Tom Joyce
    Family Guy proved it is possible to put so much anti-Trump hysteria into one half hour to the point where it hurts the final product in the 11th episode of the show’s 17th season on Sunday night, titled “Trump Guy.” In it, Peter Griffin works as a White House Press Secretary for President Donald Trump--and the show’s liberal agenda has never been more apparent, squeezing in as many jabs at him as possible. Perhaps their feelings about the president were most clear during an angry exchange President Trump had with Peter. Peter was angry the president had made unwanted advances...
  • May the Light Be With You

    01/13/2019 6:51:39 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-13-19 | MOTUS
    It’s Sunday and when the sun comes up I’m confident it will be a glorious day in Park City. But for right now it’s pitch black and I’m feeling extremely lazy, so I offer today as an official open thread, accompanied by a few shots from residents published in the Park Record, the town’s newspaper of record. And let the Record reflect that this week’s Record’s man-on-the-street survey asked “who do you think is responsible for the government shutdown.” The responses indicated two people thought that all the politicians in D.C. were responsible whereas everyone reported with great enthusiasm that...
  • The State of Journalism: There’s Not Much Left to Explain

    01/12/2019 6:18:30 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-12-18 | MOTUS
    Somebody at The Washington Times thinks Journalism jumped the shark this month. I’d say they are more than a bit behind the Times. While the Washington Times explains that the ludicrous “fact checking” by the MSM is not, in fact, checking at all: That’s the problem in a nutshell. If your fact check consists of “this is true, but” you are no longer checking a fact. You are engaged in an argument, and therefore, you’re guilty of misleading your readers — which, we thought, was the opposite of your job description. Meanwhile, America’s newspaper of record, The New York Times,...
  • Real News Briefs: (The Art of the Deal is alive and well) Friday Night 1/11/19

    01/11/2019 6:09:15 PM PST · by rebuildus · 2 replies ^ | 1/11/19 | Patrick Rooney
    P.R. Rooney Real News Briefs: (The Art of the Deal is alive and well) Friday Night 1/11/19 President Trump is not ready to pull the trigger and declare an emergency in order to get the wall built. He’s keeping the pressure on Congressional Democrats to step up to the plate. Will they? Something’s got to give. I believe—starting with their disastrous “hostage video” performance Tuesday night—the country is slowly seeing their pettiness in not agreeing to wall funding now (a comparatively tiny fraction of the huge federal budget), when in the past they’ve authorized much more money for border security....
  • Vaya con Dios, Senor Sánchez: And Thanks For All the Beans!

    01/11/2019 7:00:25 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-11-19 | MOTUS
    Now wait: before you jump to conclusions, call me a racist, report me to Facebook and YouTube, allow me to explain.Look I know the news is compelling: Will PDJT declare a national emergency and dispatch the Army Corps of Engineers? Will Ruthie announce her retirement as rumored? Let’s not get caught up in speculation today when we should be honoring the memory of a truly great icon.I’m sad to report that the coffee farmer who embodied the essence of Colombian coffee with his portrayal of Juan Valdez - Carlos Sánchez Jaramillo of Medellín - died at age 83 in late...
  • Feinstein And Friends Quietly Introduce a Major Gun Control Bill During the Shutdown

    01/10/2019 6:07:43 PM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies ^ | Jan. 10, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) on Wednesday introduced legislation to, once again, push another assault weapons ban, similar to legislation that passed back in 1994.~~~~SNIP~~~~Key provisions: Bans the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of 205 military-style assault weapons by name. Owners may keep existing weapons. Bans any assault weapon that accepts a detachable ammunition magazine and has one or more military characteristics including a pistol grip, a forward grip, a barrel shroud, a threaded barrel or a folding or telescoping stock. Owners may keep existing weapons. Bans magazines and other ammunition feeding devices that hold more than 10 rounds of...
  • Real News Briefs (The Wall Will Cost the American People... $17 per person—Thursday Night 1/10/19)

    01/10/2019 5:53:37 PM PST · by rebuildus · 12 replies ^ | 1/10/19 | Patrick Rooney
    P.R. Rooney Real News Briefs (The Wall will cost the American People… $17 per person—Thursday Night 1/10/19) Editor’s note: Tonight’s brief is heavy on “Wall” (can’t help it—we’re living in a defining historical moment) and Democrat “bashing.” (can’t help that either—today’s Democratic leadership—and much of its constituency) is insane. Yes, I have Democrat friends, and some are nice people, but they are being deceived by evil—yes, the “e” word—leaders. What else can I do but pray for you?!The government shutdown continued again today, and why shouldn’t it? President Trump must stand for the American people, and he is! He was...
  • VIDEO: Top N.J. Assembly Republican blasts Trump

    01/10/2019 5:51:02 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    Save Jersey ^ | January 7, 2019 | Save Jersey
    NEWARK, N.J. — If you need proof that the state Republican movement is in tatters, Save Jerseyans, look no further than an NJTV interview segment with Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) which aired on Saturday’s On the Record with Michael Aron. “When people organize because they dislike Trump so much, that organizes people on the local level and on the county level,” Bramnick told Aron. “They’ve done a really good job taking out Republicans, and a lot of it is based on his personality and his abrasiveness.”
  • Bought a Taurus 38 Special Today!

    01/10/2019 5:02:50 PM PST · by ColdOne · 86 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 1/10/19 | coldone
    Hello, been wanting a 38 for years. Any of you ever fired one? if so how did you like it? Taurus brand, what say you about that brand? Thank you in advance!
  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Emerges First Time Since Lung Cancer Surgery

    01/09/2019 6:43:24 PM PST · by MNDude · 113 replies
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg was spotted for the first time since undergoing surgery to remove cancerous growths from her lung.
  • WATCH: Joe Biden Flees After Reporter Asks if He ‘Still Gropes Children’

    01/09/2019 4:14:11 PM PST · by MNDude · 48 replies
    He was spotted running away from a reporter who questioned the former vice president on whether he still gropes children. Hey Joe, if you’re going to run for President, you might want to address this type of question. Instead of running away.
  • Trump's 2018 Deregulatory Effort: 3,367 Rules, 68,082 Pages

    01/06/2019 7:05:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Competitive Enterprise Institute ^ | December 31, 2018 | Clyde Wayne Crews
    At year-end 2018, how is President Donald Trump’s regulatory reform project going? Better than Obama, Bush II, and Clinton in terms of fewer regulations; but not as good as Trump’s own first year. Let’s look at it. Monday, December 31, 2018, is the last federal workday of the year. That would seem obvious, but a partial federal shutdown on December 22 made clock-out earlier for some. Nonetheless, a preliminary tally for Federal Register page and rule counts for Trump’s 2nd calendar year has appeared, even though “[d]uring the funding lapse, is not being supported." The Number of Pages in...
  • We’re Going To Build A Fence And The Antelope Are Going To Pay For It

    01/06/2019 5:40:47 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-6-19 | MOTUS
    Well kids, you’re on your own today. We’re heading out into the mountains. We’ve got clear forecasts for the 3 day trip but things can change on a dime and traveling across the Continental Divide through Wyoming is always iffy this time of year. Even if it isn’t snowing the wind can whip the fallen snow into whiteout conditions. Mountain passes in the winter aren’t for wimps.Interesting side note: See those structures on the left? They’re snow fences, somewhat ubiquitous on highways in the northern climes now days but apparently they were originally researched, designed and tested in Wyoming. Their...
  • DNA tests

    01/05/2019 5:26:20 PM PST · by bboop · 103 replies
    Self ^ | January 5, 2019 | self
    Gathering info here on DNA tests. Good ones/ those to avoid? Feedback? thanks. I've been doing genealogy for some time; cousin got the test and I am curious.
  • FR Folk: Is Google Chrome crashing for you today?

    01/04/2019 12:04:30 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 35 replies
    01/48/19 | Righttackle 44
    Freeper friends and folk, is Chrome crashing for you today? I can't get a response for google, gargle, or whatever they're called.
  • America as O-ring

    01/04/2019 1:31:05 AM PST · by vannrox · 30 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 3JAN19 | By Spencer P. Morrison
    On January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded. All seven astronauts were killed. Eyewitness Frank Mottek described the scene: Just then we both stood up and looked up at the shuttle making its way farther and farther into the sky. Suddenly, I was struck by a pattern I had never seen before. From our vantage point, it appeared that an extra flame was trailing from the shuttle. Then, in that split second, a silent fireball appeared in the sky. Then there was silence, the silence of alarm. . . Investigations later revealed that two rubber O-rings, which were designed...