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  • Man Named Newman Accused of Pretending to Be Architect in 'Operation Vandelay Industries' Scheme

    04/20/2017 4:08:07 PM PDT · by csvset · 31 replies
    It's a story that reads like a "Seinfeld" episode. The state attorney general has indicted a man for allegedly pretending to be an architect, an investigation Eric Schneiderman dubbed "Operation Vandelay Industries." Schneiderman says the man - whose name is, coincidentally, Paul Newman - allegedly drafted renderings for more than 100 buildings in three upstate New York counties. The state attorney general also accuses Newman of issuing false documents and falsely certifying on those documents that he was a licensed architect, when he was not. The name of the investigation was a reference to a fake company that George Costanza...
  • Marvel executive says emphasis on diversity may have alienated readers

    04/03/2017 7:41:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | April 3, 2017 | Sian Cain
    Marvel’s vice president of sales has blamed declining comic-book sales on the studio’s efforts to increase diversity and female characters, saying that readers “were turning their noses up” at diversity and “didn’t want female characters out there”. Over recent years, Marvel has made efforts to include more diverse and more female characters, introducing new iterations of fan favourites including a female Thor; Riri Williams, a black teenager who took over the Iron Man storyline as Ironheart; Miles Morales, a biracial Spider-Man and Kamala Khan, a Muslim teenage girl who is the current Ms Marvel.
  • Female athletes crushed by 'women who were once men'

    03/26/2017 7:34:03 PM PDT · by boatbums · 131 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 03/26/2017 | WND Exclusive
    Transgenders dominate in weightlifting, track, wrestling, football, basketball, mixed martial arts. You’ve heard the expression, “Boys will be boys.” But what happens when a brawny boy wants to be one of the girls – fiercely competing with females in weightlifting, brutally tackling girls on the football field or even dealing powerful knockout punches to ladies in a mixed martial-arts cage? It’s now happening across America and around the world. Biological males are joining women’s teams, smashing records and dominating in sports such as weightlifting, softball, cycling, track, wrestling, football, volleyball, dodgeball, handball, cricket, golf, basketball and mixed martial arts. The movement for “equality” has apparently inspired transgender athletes...
  • Vanity question--Hospital Funding?

    03/14/2017 11:52:10 AM PDT · by Cedar · 27 replies
    Would the concept St. Jude Hospital uses for their funding work for the entire country? They are funded 75% by private donations (see link). There are around 6,000 hospitals (google search) in the U.S. Is it possible they could be funded through private donations (super rich people along with average Joes)? I am not good with financial realities (except my own checkbook), so I'm throwing this idea out here to see if possible. FReepers are smart people. There are some free clinics already in the U.S. which are functioning through donations. Maybe the entire healthcare system could exist through private...
  • BOYCOTT ACADEMY AWARDS

    02/25/2017 1:40:25 PM PST · by Hamilton22 · 105 replies
    Fox news | February 25, 2017 | Hamilton22
    Fox News just showed Jodie Foster speaking to a group of actors and telling them NOT to give THANK YOU SPEECHES but instead to Give POLITICAL SPEECHES at the Academy Awards. LETS BOYCOTT THE ACADEMY AWARDS!!!! LETS BOYCOTT THE ACADEMY AWARDS
  • 66 Percent of Trump Voters Turn Off Awards Shows When Speeches Get Political

    02/23/2017 5:16:08 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 53 replies
    A THR and National Research Group survey reveals how Clinton voters and Trump voters view the Oscars differently. And you thought Obamacare was a hot-button issue. According to a new THR poll, Americans are nearly as divided about the Oscars as they are about health care. The survey — conducted by the National Research Group, which in early February canvassed 800 people (half Hillary Clinton voters, half Donald Trump voters) for their opinions about movies, award shows and politics — reveals that two-thirds of Trumpsters have turned off their TV sets because of an actor giving a political speech at...
  • State Department affirmative action hire Marie Harf is now a Fox News contributor

    01/23/2017 5:44:40 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 88 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/23/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Stupid people need jobs too Fox News Channel appears to have instituted an affirmative action hiring program among on-air contributors. Incompetent low-IQ Obama administration spokesthingies are now in demand, or so the hiring of former State Department goofer upper Marie Harf suggests.
  • Recent Study Reveals Significant Health Disparities for Homosexual Teens

    01/16/2017 7:41:03 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 74 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 1/15/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    A recent (and first of its kind) study verifies again what many Christians have long warned about the homosexual lifestyle. Published in August of 2016 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the study—"Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health Related Behaviors Among Students in Grades 9-12"—looked at a wide variety of risky behaviors among U.S. high school students. .. In almost every instance, the risky behavior measured—especially behaviors that are often linked to a moral decision—was much more prevalent among teenagers engaging in homosexual activity. In addition, and unsurprisingly, those students with the healthiest outcomes...
  • Stealing the drone... back?

    12/18/2016 9:27:23 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/17/2016 | @realDonaldTrump
    "We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it!"
  • Could #RussianHackers have used a cloaking device to hide Wisconsin from Hillary? Theories abound

    12/12/2016 3:23:26 AM PST · by Be Careful · 17 replies
    It’s been a frenetic day of chatter on social media, and the conclusion seems to be that Hillary Clinton would have been our next president had Russia not tampered with the election somehow. It’s that “how” bit in particular that’s leaving people a bit befuddled. Did Russian agents reprogram voting machines in Wisconsin by sneaking in floppy disks? Or did the Russians use propaganda and social engineering techniques to convince millions of Americans that Hillary wasn’t really that likable and trustworthy after all? One theory seems to be gaining some traction, and the fact that there’s neither proof nor a...
  • Juan Williams: Members of Media ‘Disappointed’ Trump Won, ‘Most of Them Are Liberals’

    12/06/2016 7:40:59 PM PST · by Rockitz · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5 Dec 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    On Monday’s broadcast of “The Five,” Fox News analyst Juan Williams stated that members of the media, most of whom are liberals are “disappointed” about Donald Trump’s presidency, but that it is the job of people in the press to hold the powerful accountable and not be their friends. When asked if he thought journalists are angry about a Trump presidency, Williams said, [relevant remarks begin around 4:20] “I think they’re disappointed. If you want to know, I think most of them are liberals, if that’s your point.” He continued, “But, what you’ve got here, going back to Friday when...
  • TV Networks’ Big Worry: Voters Won’t Trust Them on Election Night

    11/07/2016 10:31:32 AM PST · by rktman · 101 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 11/7/2016 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
    “We’re surrounded by so much false information and aggressive misinformation,” said James Goldston, the president of ABC News, who will oversee coverage from a Times Square studio built for the occasion. “The pain of getting it wrong in this environment would be very long-lasting.”
  • Poll: Public overwhelmingly thinks media is in the tank for Clinton

    11/07/2016 10:28:52 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/2016 | Joe Concha
    The American public thinks the media wants Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to win by an almost 10-to-1 margin, according to a new poll. The Suffolk University/USA Today poll released Friday asks, "Who do you think the media, including major newspapers and TV stations, would like to see elected president: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?" Of the 1,000 adults surveyed, 75.9 percent answered Clinton, while just 7.9 percent picked Trump, the Republican nominee. Just more than 16 percent of respondents chose either "neither" or "undecided."
  • Majority of U.S. Voters Think Media Favors Clinton

    11/04/2016 10:46:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Gallup ^ | 11/4/16 | Gary Gates
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump frequently accuses the media of biasing its coverage of the 2016 election campaign in favor of his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. A majority of registered voters (52%) agree with the Republican nominee. Meanwhile, 8% think the media favors Trump and 38% perceive no media bias.
  • Breaking: Top Clinton aide Huma Abedin Could Be A Spy

    10/31/2016 8:04:09 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 119 replies
    ETF News ^ | October 31, 2016 | ETF News
    It has been revealed that there are about 650,000 emails on Huma Abedin’s husband’s laptop. Of the 650,000 emails, thousands are labeled “classified” National Security material forwarded from another email server. According to sources, the emails were discovered in a folder labeled, “Life Insurance”. Is it possible the folder was mislabeled by Abedin to deliberately conceal its contents? This also begs the question: How did Huma Abedin get National Security clearance? The NY Post explains where FBI originally dropped the ball when they first investigated Abedin: Skeptical agents showed Abedin three separate email exchanges she had with an IT staffer...
  • CNN’s Baldwin: ‘There Already Are Term Limits’ for Members of Congress

    10/19/2016 10:25:48 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 81 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 18 Oct 2016 | by Ian Hanchett
    On Tuesday’s”CNN Newsroom,” anchor Brooke Baldwin asserted that “there already are are term limits” on members of Congress. Baldwin said, “[L]et me just relay this to everyone, that apparently, from the Trump camp, there is another major announcement that Trump will make today as part of his pledge to ‘drain the swamp,’ we keep hearing ‘drain the swamp’ in Washington. He says, ‘If I’m elected president, I will push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress,’ correct me, there already are term limits, so what does he mean?
  • NBC Insider: “Trump was leading in the polls, so the tape was leaked to derail his bid”

    10/18/2016 3:21:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fools ^ | October 17, 2016
    Gee, a network news outlet conspiring to destroy a GOP candidate? Imagine that. NBC execs are rumored to have leaked the despicable Donald Trump “grab ’em by the p - - - y” tape to the Washington Post in a bid to influence the presidential race, sources tell Page Six. But NBC News is also holding back a potentially damaging tape of Hillary Clinton. Bill Clinton’s rape accuser, Juanita Broaddrick, claimed during a 1999 “Dateline” interview that Bill allegedly forcibly had sex with her while he was governor of Arkansas. Broaddrick then described how she was at an event weeks after the alleged rape,...
  • Voters See More Anti-Trump, Pro-Hillary Bias in Media

    10/04/2016 5:55:25 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 35 replies
    Ramussen ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rasmussen Reports
    Voters think the media is even more prejudiced now against Donald Trump in favor of Hillary Clinton.
  • Merkel: I did not adequately deal with refugees

    09/21/2016 11:01:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz ^ | 22/9/16
    Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel admitted that she has not adequately dealt with the topic of refugees into Germany. Speaking in Berlin, Merkel said that she had lost control over the situation and that she would have set back the clock...
  • Apple patents bold new innovation – a paper bag

    09/21/2016 9:05:04 AM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 24 replies
    Apple has patented remotely disabling iPhone cameras. It’s patented Gear VR-style headsets, and watch-controlled photography. It’s even patented the sliding function to unlock the phone – deceased as of iOS 10 – and the concept of a phone with a bezel and rounded edges. Now it’s gone one step further, and applied to patent a paper bag.