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  • FACT CHECK: New York Times Says There Have Been 1,600 Mass Shootings Since Sandy Hook [VIDEO]

    03/22/2018 9:45:30 AM PDT · 12 of 21
    Be Free to rktman
    "The NYT estimate is more than 1,000 “mass shootings” higher than almost any other and includes so many different situations that experts say it’s totally useless for making policy.

    Pretty much sums up anything published by the NY Slimes.

  • Nolte: Mark Zuckerberg’s Fatal Error — Not Leaving Everyone the Hell Alone

    03/21/2018 3:02:36 PM PDT · 59 of 119
    Be Free to servo1969

    What’s shocking to me is how many people are shocked at what they’re learning was going on behind the scenes at FB. Guess what, Zuckerberg is a billionaire. Top people at the company are millionaires. They don’t charge users a dime. Where’s the money come from? They sell your information. As Dan Bongino said on his Podcast the other night - if you’re on Facebook, YOU are the product being sold.

  • Saboteurs in the West Wing

    03/21/2018 1:36:14 PM PDT · 19 of 24
    Be Free to Kaslin

    Putin knows his “elections” are a sham. We know his elections are a sham. He knows that we know they are sham. Ergo, he knows that any “congratulations” are at most insincere, and at worst a not-so-slight jab at him. BFD.

    Now the fact that the call sheet was leaked? Someone needs to be fired and publicly shamed.

  • Eric Holder Weighs in on McCabe Firing: It's 'Dangerous' to Attempt to Please 'Erratic President'

    03/17/2018 10:32:16 AM PDT · 26 of 67
    Be Free to OpusatFR

    Exactly what I was thinking. The louder they make their protests, the closer I think they are to being exposed themselves. This goes for Holder, Brennan, Clapper, Comey, and a host of others.

    The other thing I’d note is that the stories coming from the opposite sides of this aren’t just differences of opinion. They are diametrically opposed sets of, what should be, objective facts. When the full, objective truth is out, one side is going to be exposed as seditious, treasonous and criminal. And I don’t think it’s going to be Trump’s side.

  • Matt Damon moving family to Australia because of Trump

    03/15/2018 9:24:52 AM PDT · 8 of 137
    Be Free to Magnatron

    Good! One less Hollywood liberal to screw up America.


  • Why It Doesn't Matter Who the Winner Is in PA-18

    03/14/2018 7:01:16 AM PDT · 17 of 70
    Be Free to ChicagoConservative27

    Yeah, it was so unimportant that Trump went and held a massive rally and endorsement event for Saccone.

    These special elections are pointing out 2 things to me: (1) Hillary was an even bigger drag on all the Dem candidates in 2016 than even I thought, and (2) the Dems are energized and turning out bigly.

    The GOP better get their act together before the fall campaigns start in earnest, or they’re going to have the butts handed to them all across the country. If they keep running away from Trump and his policies, Nov ‘18 is going to be ugly.

    BTW - I don’t know Saccone or Lamb. Really don’t know much about either ones’ history, following or platform. But the moment I saw video and pictures of each candidate, I thought Lamb would win. Saccone fits the caricature of a Republican candidate: middle-age (or older) white guy, with bad-hair and a bad suit - the epitome of a small-town, local politician. Lamb looked clean-cut, ex-military, and more polished in a navy suit and tie - and clearly younger and more energetic. Just these differences likely counted for 10x the vote margin.

    So add bad optics to my regular complaint of bad messaging with the GOP and their candidates.

  • Informant had no evidence Clinton benefited from uranium sale: Democrats

    03/09/2018 7:40:03 AM PST · 5 of 30
    Be Free to ptsal
    Well DUH! What good is BleachBit if you can't destroy evidence permanently. Geez ...
  • BREAKING: DOJ Announces Fast and Furious Documents Withheld by Eric Holder Will Be Released

    03/07/2018 10:57:26 AM PST · 14 of 178
    Be Free to DFG

    Holder has been pretty chatty lately - even cocky. Hinting at a Presidential run; making public comments critical of Trump administration people and policies, etc. Probably just Sessions’ way of “reminding” Holder that they’re privy to many of his mis-deeds. Would be a real shame if some of them became public.

  • White House wades into SCOTUS online sales tax case

    03/06/2018 5:51:36 PM PST · 47 of 59
    Be Free to Kaslin

    I understand both the States’ and the brick-and-mortar merchants’ dilemma. When the Commerce Clause was conceived, the idea behind prohibiting taxes and duties on interstate trade was to prevent States from being protectionist by discriminating against out-of-state merchants in favor of in-state merchants. The founders believed this would stifle economic growth and competition.

    The e-commerce marketplace has turned that original rationale on its head, where online interstate commerce is now so easy and common it is the in-State merchants that have a competitive disadvantage - specifically because they have to collect sales taxes on their transactions.

    While this article is better than most in sizing up the situation, it still lacks several key points.

    First, although Quill did prevail in the US Supreme Court, the Court did find that Quill had a sufficient nexus under the Due Process clause. The decision in Quill’s favor ultimately hinged on the burden placed on out-of-State merchants, and that burden being substantial enough as to violate of the Commerce Clause. I’m not persuaded at all that the burden is any less today. By some estimates there are more than 6,000 taxing jurisdictions in the USA. Expecting on-line merchants to register with each, collect properly for each, and to report and remit for each is a monumental task. It also opens up questions of whether the merchants would then also owe other taxes to the various States, such as gross-receipts, personal-property taxes, income taxes, etc.

    Another issue barely even acknowledged is that there already is a requirement for each States’ residents to pay a “use” tax on items acquired out-of-State, and where sales tax wasn’t already collected. The States will have to prove to the Court’s satisfaction that all of these on-line merchants should and can do what the States themselves are unable or unwilling to do on their own. More succinctly, why is it the responsibility of out-of-State merchants to collect taxes that the States won’t collect directly?

    Third, if they were to accept the “Economic Nexus” theory, having the out-of-State merchant be responsible only when revenue or transaction counts exceed certain thresholds, might that violate the Constitution’s Due Process Clause and/or Equal Protection? Why would Wayfair have to register, calculate, collect and remit, while Joe’s Bait-Shop doesn’t?

    Every “solution” introduces new problems, so really aren’t solutions at all. Congress hasn’t acted because they can’t agree themselves which of the many possible “remedies” is better than the status quo.

  • Virginia Mother TerriLynn St. John Found Dead, Covered in Leaves Not Far From Her Home

    03/02/2018 3:00:42 PM PST · 7 of 12
    Be Free to Navy Patriot

    Thank goodness she didn’t have an AR15 or a fully semi-automatic handgun - Alvin might have been hurt!

  • Donald J. Trump was the only President with the decency to attend Billy Graham’s funeral

    03/02/2018 10:43:29 AM PST · 22 of 131
    Be Free to NKP_Vet

    Lots of things you could be mad at W about, but this isn’t one of them. He and Laura were here in town earlier this week paying respects, and visiting with the family. Our local fishwrap (Charlotte Disturber - ahem - Observer) even had pics of the 2 by the casket.

    As to Obama & the Clintons - flame on! I guarantee if they’d been here, we’d have heard all about it.

  • Top 10 Funniest Puns

    03/01/2018 12:17:44 PM PST · 81 of 130
    Be Free to MayflowerMadam

    Two cannibals were eating a clown. The first one says to the second, “Does this taste funny to you?”.

    Two cannibals killed an explorer and were about to eat him. As usual, one started at the feet, the other at the head. Some time passes and the first says: “How’s it going?”. The second replies “I’m having a ball!”. The first says, “SLOW DOWN, I’m only at the neck!”.

  • In Explosive Accusation, Sharyl Attkisson Says Obama DOJ Secretly Switched Her Computer Hard Drive

    03/01/2018 10:30:52 AM PST · 7 of 29
    Be Free to Cheerio

    Well Sharyl, I would say that this should have been expected of the Obama/Clinton Dem-fascist administration. And it’s what I would expect of any Dem administration in the future. They did and will literally spy on ANYONE, regardless of the law and the Constitution. It’s the only way to control their targets, and thereby to control the public narrative.

  • CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Angered at White House Briefing Delay: ‘You Cannot Avoid Us’

    02/21/2018 5:23:29 AM PST · 7 of 58
    Be Free to MarvinStinson

    Yes Brooke - because it’s all about you. “Do you know who I am?!”

  • PODESTA RATTLED After Host Asks ‘How Did Russians Know to Focus on Wisconsin But Hillary Didn’t?’...

    02/19/2018 11:48:10 AM PST · 36 of 47
    Be Free to TruthWillWin
    "Tranlation: We thought we had enough of the voting tabulating machines rigged that we did not see the need to go there."

    Close - they thought they had the entire election rigged, and she therefore didn't need to bother herself with campaigning, and mingling with the "little people" in fly-over country.

  • Doubling Down: Ginsburg Blames 'Macho Atmosphere' & 'Sexism' for Clinton Loss

    02/12/2018 12:25:31 PM PST · 63 of 70
    Be Free to EdnaMode

    Another BS excuse for her loss. There were AT LEAST as many people that voted for her specifically because she was a woman than would have voted against her because of her gender. Same was true of Obama, and the balance of votes for/against with him as a black.

    In both those cases, you could argue that there was significant additional turnout specifically because of their being representative of a couple of “firsts”.

  • Using Democrat Methodology, the Patriots Should Have Won SBLII

    02/12/2018 8:30:01 AM PST · 5 of 13
    Be Free to impetrio1

    No, the problem with the Democrats is they want(ed) to nullify the election and use a retroactively apply a different set of rules to determine the winner than were in place for the “game”.

    The correct analogy would be if the Patriots now protested the results, refused to recognize the “Iggles” as champs, and tried to start a populist movement among their fans to overturn the real results, and then install themselves as SuperBowl champs.

  • FBI lovers' latest text messages: Obama 'wants to know everything'

    02/07/2018 6:57:20 AM PST · 100 of 191
    Be Free to Strac6

    I don’t believe it’s coincidence that, within a weeks time you get Blumenthal and Corey Shearer names exposed (Clinton’s doers of dirty deeds), and now a finger pointed right at Obama.

    I see this as a solid attempt to create a crack in the unified front the Dems have been putting up. It’s a wedge to divide the Obama loyalists from the Clinton loyalists.

    Obama’s defense to this text could be that he was getting wind that there were some untoward things going on and he wanted to get to the bottom of it so his legacy wasn’t tarnished. He was trying to quietly put a stop to it. (Yeah, right!).

    Hillary’s defense is going to be it was all Obama’s doing, and she was reluctantly going along (or as surprised as anyone to learn what really happened).

    But you have to get them on opposite sides to get people to spill their guts, and this is the beginning of that.

    Popcorn time!

  • Cord Cutters: What is your recommended streaming service?

    02/01/2018 3:22:20 PM PST · 18 of 71
    Be Free to phs3
    "... lot of buffering ..."

    What is your internet speed? I'm using Directv Now on an AppleTV streaming box (gen 4), and see only occasional buffering with our 70MB (down) Spectrum service. And when it does, it seems like it's channel-specific, or it's during prime-time. The former would indicate a suspect stream, while the latter would indicate your ISP is getting saturated and can't keep up with the load.

    Also, if any of the streamed content is 4K, Apple says you should have at least 25MB to stream effectively.

    Also, have you set your router's prioritization and/or bandwidth control to make sure your streaming device is either the highest priority device on your network, or is getting sufficient bandwidth allocated to it?

    Would be interested in other folks' experiences and tips too!

  • Best Malware protection

    01/25/2018 3:14:28 PM PST · 15 of 45
    Be Free to Old Yeller

    On Win10 machines, I just use the included Microsoft software, with monthly sweeps done with Malwarebytes. For Win7, I usually an running Avast! Free, then also sweep monthly with Malwarebytes. Never really had a problem that wasn’t headed off with these.

    I’ve also heard good things about Webroot, which I may look into, as Avast! is starting to turn into “bloat-ware”, like AVG did back in the day.

    Best ways to avoid viruses and malware are:

    1. Stay away from porn sites, gambling sites, etc.

    2. Don’t open any attachments from anyone you don’t know and/or weren’t expecting. Then, for folks you do know, upload and scan them on the (free) “Jotti’s Malware Scan” site;

    3. Don’t click on links unless you’re sure they’re taking you to a legitimate site. For example, if you hover the mouse icon over a link, you should show the REAL site/domain/IP it is taking you to, not the text link you see on the screen. Many phishing attempts that try to get you to give up your personal information LOOK like legitimate links, but take you to bad sites.

    4. If you get an email purporting to be from a reputable site (Google, for example), telling you your email or account has been compromised and you have to log in now to fix it, DO NOT click on any links in that email. Instead, go to the company’s site yourself by typing in the URL or clicking your own usual bookmark to log in and check things out. If in doubt, contact them directly via phone or web-chat - but NEVER via the links or numbers in the suspect email.