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  • Cardinals Mascot Called "Racist" for Holding "Police Lives Matter" Sign

    05/25/2015 11:00:25 AM PDT · by rightistight · 34 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/25/15 | Aurelius
    On Sunday, May 17, the mascot of the St. Louis Cardinals held a sign that read "Police Lives Matter." The person in the mascot outfit said he did not know what was on the sign. For this action, Fredbird has been labelled a "racist." Again, this is a baseball mascot holding a sign saying that police lives matter. The website Deadspin learned of the picture below and ran a story titled, "Your Racist Uncle Will Love This Picture Of The Cardinals' Mascot:" The author of the article, Tom Ley, then rambles for several paragraphs in an expletive-filled tirade. ...The image...
  • Putin signs Russian law to shut ‘undesirable’ organizations

    05/23/2015 10:13:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2015 12:18 AM EDT
    President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Saturday giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations “undesirable” in Russia and shut them down. […] The law is part of a Kremlin campaign to stifle dissent that intensified after Putin began his third term in 2012. His return to the presidency had been accompanied by mass street protests that Putin accused the United States of fomenting. Russian suspicions of Western intentions have been further heightened because of tensions over Russia’s role in the conflict in Ukraine. The new Russian law allows prosecutors to declare an organization undesirable if...
  • Incoming Boston University professor talks about the time she impersonated another woman online

    05/22/2015 7:41:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 05.21.15 | Charlotte Wilder and Allison Manning
    Incoming Boston University sociology professor Saida Grundy was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2008 after she made a fake account for another woman on an adult website. Grundy was a graduate student at the University of Michigan at the time. Grundy first gained widespread attention this month because of tweets in which she called white, college-aged males a “problem population.” She’s most recently been in the news due to comments she posted on a Facebook thread in February, when she argued with a woman who’d been sexually assaulted. ... Grundy was charged with felony counts of identity theft and using...
  • Russia warns Google, Twitter and Facebook on law violations

    05/22/2015 12:17:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu May 21, 2015 3:37pm EDT | Maria Tsvetkova and Eric Auchard
    Russia’s media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian Internet laws and a spokesman said on Thursday they risk being blocked if they do not comply with the rules. Roskomnadzor said it had sent letters this week to the three U.S.-based Internet firms asking them to comply with Internet laws which critics of President Vladimir Putin have decried as censorship. “In our letters, we regularly remind (companies) of the consequences of violating the legislation,” said Roskomnadzor spokesman Vadim Ampelonsky. He added that, because of the encryption technology used by the three firms, Russia had...
  • The Interconnection Disconnect

    05/21/2015 5:13:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    I had difficulty deciding what to write about for today’s column. It’s kind of been a slow news week, which means there are going to be a million columns about the fact Hillary Clinton took five questions from reporters. It’s sad when just the fact that a candidate for president took questions is more newsworthy than anything she actually said, but I figured everyone else would have that one covered by now. Then it hit me. Well, actually, tragedy hit. While doing show prep on Monday morning, I saw some sad news on Facebook: Two guys I graduated high school...
  • Commission removes advisory board member after Facebook post

    05/20/2015 9:02:57 AM PDT · by redreno · 14 replies
    http://www.ocala.com ^ | 05/20/2015 | By Kristine Crane
    The Marion County Board of Commissioners voted to remove Marcel “Butch” Verrando from the Marion County Industrial Development Authority on Tuesday afternoon after a television reporter brought to their attention that Verrando had posted racially offensive remarks on Marion County Political Forum’s Facebook page. Verrando, one of the founders of Tea Party Solutions in Ocala, Tuesday morning wrote on Facebook, “My experience was that the only time a black guy applied for work it was because they were on probation and HAD to have a real job.”
  • Tennessee man pleads guilty to plotting attack on Muslims

    05/19/2015 2:38:56 PM PDT · by don-o · 20 replies
    A man who ran for Congress last year in East Tennessee has pleaded guilty to plotting an attack on a small Muslim enclave in New York. Federal agents began investigating Robert Doggart of Signal Mountain following a Facebook posting in which he claimed a community outside of Hancock, New York, was planning a terrorist attack and "must be utterly destroyed," according to the plea agreement entered last month.
  • Tina Siegert the Google Goliath’s David

    05/19/2015 8:55:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Google, the world’s largest search engine, is gargantuan in size and clout, but still small enough to fit in Barack Obama’s back pocket Conservative websites like Canada Free Press (CFP) owe a debt of gratitude to plucky ‘Citizen Journalist’, news researcher cum laude, Tina Siegert of News the Media Won’t Show You. Though some might not yet realize its full impact, all conservative websites are under Google suppression now that Google has claimed rights as the Grand Central of Internet Truth. Google will no longer drive traffic to Conservative websites. Internet traffic is what gets all websites Internet advertising. Without...
  • Boston University prof in racist tweet flap accused of trolling white rape victim (Saida Grundy)

    05/18/2015 11:05:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Maxim Lott
    Saida Grundy, a newly hired professor at Boston University who recently said she regrets tweeting that white males are a "problem population," and other racially charged comments, is now accused of Facebook posts in which she appeared to taunt a white rape victim. That victim, Meghan Chamberlin, told FoxNews.com that the posts, an a February public chat, felt “like a kick in the stomach.” *snip* Chamberlin, the rape survivor, responded: “No really. I got it. You can take your claws out, thanks.” To which Grundy exploded: “^^THIS IS THE S**T I AM TALKING ABOUT. WHY DO YOU GET TO PLAY...
  • 'Does it count as a police chase?': MSNBC under fire for tweet mocking moment cop was DRAGGED...

    05/17/2015 7:42:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/15 | Belinda Robinson
    'Does it count as a police chase?': MSNBC under fire for insensitive tweet mocking moment cop was DRAGGED along The news organization MSNBC landed in hot water over a provocative tweet it posted which appeared to mock a police officer who was dragged along the street by a suspect. The tweet with a video embedded in it, created a firestorm from commenters on social media and news sites. It read: 'Does it count as a police chase if you drag the cop along for the ride?' But shortly after a backlash ensued online on Saturday, the network hastily removed it...
  • Ukraine accuses Facebook of pro-Russia bias

    05/16/2015 4:17:27 PM PDT · by McGruff · 4 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | 15 May 2015
    A senior aide to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday accused Facebook of political bias, ahead of a question-and-answer session with co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. "There is pro-Russian influence and pressure on the Facebook office in Russia," said deputy head of the presidential administration Dmytro Shymkiv, who is negotiating with the global social network to solve the problem. He claimed Russian moderators are overseeing Ukrainian users and are swayed by the Kremlin's political agenda in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Facebook users in Ukraine have flooded the social network with allegations of pro-Russian political bias. Poroshenko this week made a personal...
  • Tried to quit writing

    05/15/2015 1:52:18 PM PDT · by LS · 26 replies
    Well folks, for about four years I haven't written anything, except a few movie reviews and some scripts. I had a strong calling to give up (I thought permanently) writing books. All that time, however, it kept nagging at me that the biography treatments of Ronald Reagan just were not satisfying. So, I feel "released" now to begin a new book project, perhaps my final book: a biography of our greatest 20th century president. I have already written a script that Arc Entertainment/Victory Pictures (who did the Palin movie) have agreed to produce called "The Lifeguard: Ronald Reagan and his...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Posts Infographic of India Without Kashmir

    05/15/2015 2:51:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg carelessly waded into a political conflict of words between Pakistanis and Indians when he posted an infographic on the site featuring a map of India, excluding the disputed territory of Kashmir. Inevitably, the post–which was shared to celebrate the “countries connected” by his internet.org project– sparked outrage among the Facebook community and led to Zuckerberg taking down the post. It did not take long for Indians to notice the mistake and angry comments began pouring in from across the world. “Great Job, Please correct the Indian MAP on this Picture, Kashmir is Missing,” said one comment...
  • City Official’s Job In Jeopardy For Sharing On Facebook An Article Critical of Islam

    05/14/2015 3:38:45 PM PDT · by absentee · 15 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | 5/14/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Art Barrios is city planning commissioner for the town of El Monte in California. For now. The former city councilman and mayor candidate is under fire from CAIR, a Muslim “civil liberties advocacy organization”(yeah, right), and the local media for sharing an article from THIS website regarding China’s policy toward Islam. Now he is paying a steep price. For this posting, Barrios is now under fire and his job is in question, thanks to pressure from, and demands by, CAIR: “While Mr. Barrios has the right to his bigoted views, it is unacceptable for a person who holds such views...
  • Moron so-called ‘fact checkers’ at Politifact humiliate themselves with Fiorina item

    05/12/2015 2:53:50 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dan Calabrese
    This entire phony genre of journalism is now well beyond embarrassing. Do you know what a fact is? That’s easy. Of course you do. Fact is an objective truth not subject to interpretation or dispute. Water is liquid if it’s above 32 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s a fact. Thursday comes after Wednesday. That’s a fact. The address of the White House is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. People who deal in actual facts can recognize that an assertion is either fact-based or its not. It’s really not that complicated. That’s for normal people who understand what a fact is. But there are other...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Sex addict Tiger Woods CHEATED on ex-girlfriend Lindsey Vonn - the real reason they split

    05/12/2015 5:18:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12 May 2015 | LYCIA NAFF
    When Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn split over a week ago, the Olympic skiier posted on Facebook the explanation that 'both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart.' Daily Mail Online can now exclusively reveal that during one of those 'times apart' Tiger cheated on Lindsey - with a 'faceless, nameless woman', a friend reveals. 'He had a relapse in the sex department,' a close friend reveals to Daily Mail Online. 'Lindsey found out about women again. Always while he's on the road. Just like when he was with Elin.' It was...
  • How a Darth Vader selfie showed the worst side of social media (Australia)

    05/11/2015 11:05:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Mashable ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jenni Ryall
    A dad has been incorrectly accused of being a pedophile on Facebook by a woman he doesn't know. The woman is now mortified and begging for forgiveness. Both say they are "devastated" by the events surrounding the misunderstanding. The moral of the story: Don't post stupid things on social media.
  • U.S. Muslims ask why their religion's condemnation of violence often goes unheard

    05/10/2015 7:11:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 05/10/2015 | SARAH PARVINI
    Saaliha Khan scrolled through her Facebook feed and pored over posts expressing sadness, dismay and disapproval, the kind of messages that always appear after an attack carried out in the name of Islam. It was just past midnight on Monday, and two Muslim gunmen had been killed about six hours earlier in a shootout outside a controversial cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, which featured images of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. “If you want to defend the honor of the Prophet, do so in a way that is consistent with prophetic manners and ethics, not violence,” Omid Safi, director Duke University’s...
  • Kentucky ‘free range’ family loses custody of 10 kids over apparent ‘unschooling’

    05/09/2015 5:53:54 AM PDT · by cuban leaf · 133 replies
    Examiner ^ | 5/8/2015 | Travis Gettys
    It is every parent’s worst nightmare, and according to a report on Police State Daily and the Medical Kidnapping site; for one homeschooling family in Kentucky, it has come true. On May 6, Kentucky homesteading Naugler family had their ten children taken into the custody of the state and are now fighting to regain custody and to prove their innocence. According to the family’s facebook blog page, Blessed Little Homestead, and other sources above, the police showed up, asked to see the children, and when the mother asked to see a warrant and what the charges were, the sheriff proceeded...
  • 'Now My family Is Pain-Free And In Heaven': Chilling Facebook

    05/08/2015 9:38:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    SOPHIE JANE EVANS
    'Now My family Is Pain-Free And In Heaven': Chilling Facebook confession of father who 'shot dead his daughter, 19, to relieve her of debilitating migraines... then killed his wife and sister' Randy Janzen wrote 'chilling confession to fatal shootings on Facebook' Said his torment over daughter Emily's migraines had led him to kill her 'Now she is migraine free and floating in the clouds,' he apparently wrote Added he had shot his wife so she wouldn't have to hear Emily had died And he gunned down sister so she did not 'have to live with this shame' Shortly after post...
  • Michigan Political Points: Electoral college debate returns ahead of 2016 presidential race

    03/15/2015 2:08:04 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 29 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | March 14, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI -- A Republican presidential candidate hasn't won Michigan since 1988, but with 2016 on the horizon, GOP lawmakers are proposing bills that could help a second-place finisher win some electoral college votes here. • Rigging? State Rep. Cindy Gamrat, R-Plainwell, this month reintroduced legislation that would award Michigan's electoral college votes by Congressional District, ditching the winner-take-all model that most states use and diminishing the influence of large cities that can swing a vote. David Weigel of Bloomberg News, calling the bill part of the "electoral college-rigging movement," noted that Republican nominee Mitt Romney would have won nine...
  • Clinton, Cruz Campaign Launches Reign -- On Facebook

    05/06/2015 12:09:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 6, 2015 | Carrie Dann
    It's Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz leaving everyone else in the dust - on Facebook, that is. According to data provided by the social media giant, Clinton and Cruz registered the most Facebook "interactions" -- meaning likes, comments, posts and shares -- in the 24 hours surrounding the launch of their presidential campaigns. Clinton, who used Facebook to showcase the video announcing her White House bid, won a whopping 10.1 million interactions from 4.7 million unique users in the period around her official announcement. Cruz, the first presidential candidate to make his run official, registered 5.5 million interactions when he...
  • Thank You Facebook

    05/06/2015 8:49:28 AM PDT · by MNDude · 106 replies
    I am in the process of hiring some candidates for some job positions. It's incredible what a wonderful resource FaceBook has been in helping me screen candidates and not waste my time interviewing (God forbid hiring) many candidates. Ms. Smith: a cover letter showing enthusiasm. Resume shows relevant experience. I check out FaceBook. She has neon blue hair and a nose ring. NOPE! Ms. Dow: A perfectly written cover letter highlighting how she's a fit for the job. The resume reinforces this. A trip to Facebook shows "B****es will F**** your man!" is the first statement she has posted on...
  • FEARLESSLY MADE ![Charistmatic caucus]

    05/05/2015 8:43:33 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, ^ | jedediah
    Perplexity in spirit comes when you question My ability to proceed in your life and it is then total surrender is not only Warranted but served for truly as your Judge and Advocate I "Declare" The Truth for your future for the past is just that. So be as Lot not his wife and take My hand into Zion for only as you believe You "Are" and I "AM" ! Habakkuk 2:2-3 Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at...
  • Lawsuit spells out 'nightmare' for California man accused without evidence

    05/04/2015 5:53:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-4-15 | Ashe Schow
    "Nightmare." That's how Scott Hounsell, the former executive director of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, describes the ordeal he went through two years ago, and is still trying to recover from today. "It was the most — the scariest, most devastating nightmare you could ever imagine ever going through ever," Hounsell added. "Because everything that you have and hold dear — my family, my career, everything — was threatened that it would be taken away from me." “ "It's scary. And I will never be able to get out of the shadow of this, ever. They fundamentally changed...
  • UVA Students Start "Microaggression" Facebook Page, Prove they are Offended by Everything

    05/03/2015 10:38:04 AM PDT · by rightistight · 74 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/3/15 | Aurelius
    The students of the University of Virginia have started a "microaggression" page on Facebook, which aims to give light to racist undertones on campus. While some statements made to students are clearly racist, many others are extremely innocuous and clearly not offensive. These following "microaggressions" prove that UVA students are offended by pretty much everything. It is now a microaggression to ask someone's major: It is now a microaggression to describe someone as funny and carefree: It is now a microaggression to ask someone to repeat their name:
  • Detroit prosecutor resigns after saying (on Facebook) Baltimore rioters should be shot

    05/01/2015 6:46:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 79 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/1/15 | Serena Maria Daniels - Reuters
    DETROIT (Reuters) - A Detroit prosecutor who said on Facebook that people involved in Baltimore rioting should be shot has resigned, after her comments ignited fierce criticism, the prosecutor's office said on Friday. Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Teana Walsh had posted comments about this week's unrest in Baltimore, which was sparked by the death of Freddie Gray after he was fatally injured in police custody, according to a screenshot of her page posted on MyFox Detroit.com. She described "large swarms of people throwing bricks etc at police who are fleeing from their assaults" and then suggested using guns. "Simple. Shoot...
  • ZuckerBorg assimilates Microsoft boffins into potentially world-threatening FART (actual title)

    05/01/2015 2:15:24 PM PDT · by dayglored · 14 replies
    The Register ^ | May 1, 2015 | Alexander J Martin
    The ZuckerBorg has assimilated yet more humans from academia and industry into its Facebook Artificial-Intelligence Research Team (FART). Facebook claims their work will focus on several aspects of machine learning, with applications to image, speech and natural language understanding. The free global ad platform announced that it had "bolstered" the team eam with some of the world's leading researchers from Microsoft and academia. Among those assimilated is the award-winning Leon Bottou, whose long-term goal "is to understand how to build human-level intelligence". Also on board are Laurens van de Maaten and Anitha Kannan, who will continue their research into deep...
  • Mother of Baltimore rioter REGRETS telling 18-year-old son to turn himself in

    04/30/2015 1:13:03 PM PDT · by dennisw · 50 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 30 April 2015 | Mia De Graaf
    Mother of Baltimore rioter REGRETS telling 18-year-old son to turn himself in for smashing up cars with traffic cone after his bail is set at $500,000 Allen Bullock, 18, was on front page of local paper smashing up a car He posted the photo on his Facebook with a message for Freddie Gray But when his stepfather saw the paper he told him to turn himself in Now, however, his family regrets the move as he faces 8 years in jail The mother of a rioter says she regrets telling her son to turn himself in. Allen Bullock, 18, appeared...
  • Woman Busted For "Kill White Cops" Facebook Post

    04/29/2015 5:26:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies
    As rioters rampaged across Baltimore Monday evening, a Georgia woman decided it was the perfect time to go on Facebook and announce that “All Black ppl should rise up and shoot at every white cop in the nation starting NOW,” police allege. After being alerted to the online threat--which appeared on the page of “Tiffany Milan”--investigators tracked the post back to Ebony Dickens, a 33-year-old mother from East Point, an Atlanta suburb. Dickens, pictured at right, was arrested yesterday for making terroristic threats. During a search of her apartment, police seized computers and a handgun, cops reported. “I condone black...
  • Red or Blue Quiz: Did a Republican or Democrat say that?

    04/28/2015 10:48:05 PM PDT · by bikingbill · 20 replies
    "When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship." Red or Blue?
  • Facebook Is Not Letting the Story of the Vet Who Killed a Cat With a Bow and Arrow Go

    04/27/2015 10:50:28 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 352 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | April 22, 2015 | Dan Solomon
    By now, you’ve probably heard of Kristen Lindsey. She’s the veterinarian from Brenham who’s given more bad press to the state than Blue Bell after she posted a picture on Facebook of herself, smiling and holding an arrow with a dead cat on the end of it:
  • Ted Cruz Facebook Interactions More Than Double Those of Jeb Bush Nationally

    04/26/2015 12:19:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 26, 2015 | Benjamin Bell via This Week
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Interactions on the social platform Facebook related to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas more than doubled those of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a period measured earlier this month according to data -- which is approximate -- provided to ABC News by Facebook. Facebook, which measured the data from April 17 to April 23, reported 2.2 million interactions related to Cruz and about 1 million interactions related to Bush. Facebook defines "interactions" on the social platform as posts, comments, likes and shares. Bush is exploring a run for the White House while Cruz has officially declared his candidacy...
  • Revealed: THREE Slave-Owning Ancestors Ben Affleck Didn't Want You To Know About

    04/23/2015 2:07:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10:45 EST, 23 April 2015 | By DANIEL BATES FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Ben Affleck has at least three ancestors who owned slaves including a wealthy landowner who bought a young boy who he appears to have set to work in his tanning business. The Batman star's distant family can be traced to Connecticut and in 1728 they paid 80 pounds for a slave called Tobe who they kept until he was grown up. The bill of sale refers to Tobe as a 'negro boy' which the previous owner 'sold as my proper estate'. Tobe's owner was called Nathaniel Stanley and was known as a smart man of 'respected piety and evangelical sentiments'...
  • Facebook DOES collect the text you decided against posting

    04/22/2015 5:41:37 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 48 replies
    information-age.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Ben Rossi
    Facebook collects all content that is typed into its website, even if it is not posted, a tech consultant has discovered.
  • Which presidential hopeful will get social media right in 2016?

    04/22/2015 1:20:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | April 22, 2015 | Ryan Hagemann
    The next generation of social media use in political electioneering is about to take off as the 2016 presidential hopefuls start lining up for media attention to vie for the nomination of their respective parties. Hillary Clinton recently came out swinging for the Democratic nomination, thus far the only Democrat to announce her candidacy, with a short video released a week ago. While the Clinton machine is already gearing up to take social media by storm, the Republican landscape looks to be where most of the early online fisticuffs will be playing out. So how do the contenders stack up...
  • That app Facebook forced you to install? Now it's on computers, too

    04/18/2015 3:00:42 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    kim kommando ^ | 4-18-15 | kim kommando
    Last year, Facebook did away with messaging within its mobile app for good and forced users to download its new Messenger app. Pretty soon, you might have to do the same thing on your computer, too. That's because Facebook just introduced a new Messenger site that you can access through your Web browser. You can log in to the site with your Facebook account. Once you're logged in, the site turns into a big chat window with all of your ongoing Facebook conversations listed on the left side of the screen.
  • Blinded by laser-armed cops – scared yet? (Demilitarizing? Not so fast! Police on buying binge...)

    04/17/2015 9:44:39 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 52 replies
    WND ^ | April 17, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    The Z-Ro Retinal Obfuscation weapon mounted to a handgun. Last summer’s riots in Ferguson, Missouri, prompted much talk by President Obama and certain members of Congress about the need to demilitarize local police forces. Nearly a year later, the opposite is happening. New and more powerful weapons are flowing into local police departments daily, and still others are new to the marketplace. One weapon about to make its debut is the “Z-Ro Retinal Obfuscation” gun. When fired, the gun allows an officer to temporarily blind his targeted subject for up to 15 minutes. The new “compliance weapon” made a...
  • Tea party state Rep. Cindy Gamrat kicked from House Republican caucus (Michigan)

    04/17/2015 6:13:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    mlive.com ^ | 4/16/15 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI - Freshman state Rep. Cindy Gamrat, R-Plainwell, has been indefinitely removed from the Michigan House Republican caucus. Gamrat, a tea party favorite, allegedly broke caucus confidentiality rules by posting a comment on Facebook during an off-campus budget workshop on Wednesday afternoon. A source familiar with the situation said Gamrat was not aware that caucus rules were in effect during the workshop but was confronted by House Speaker Kevin Cotter, who later told her she was no longer welcome in GOP caucus meetings. "In no way did I reveal anything confidential from the meeting, and I have never violated...
  • Mom Receives Angry Letter From ‘Friends’ Fed Up With Constant Facebook Posts About Her Baby

    04/15/2015 12:41:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    An Australian mother claims she received an angry letter from a group of friends who apparently asked her to stop with the constant updates and “baby spamming” on social media about her 6-month-old baby. Jade Ruthven sent the letter to Australian writer Em Rusciano, who shared it on Facebook on Tuesday.
  • 5 THINGS FULTON SHEEN TEACHES US ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA

    04/13/2015 2:59:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Dominican Journal ^ | April 13, 2015 | BR. PATRICK MARY BRISCOE, O.P.
    “Jesus loves you.” #JN3:16 #Easter #risn“Pray. Hope. Don’t worry.” #faith #believe“Preach the Gospel at all times” #Francis #peace #prayalwaysTwitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and countless other platforms are filled with almost empty Christian one-liners and other messages.  Oftentimes trite sayings are re-tweeted or shared along with some kind of exhortation to “spread the word.”  Since you’re a Christian, you can feel guilted into supporting this sort of thing, to do your share of evangelization.  Believe me, I’m committed to building up a Christian culture, but sometimes I can be downright ashamed of that content.  In the most extreme cases it...
  • Patricia Jannuzzi Wins! (Immaculata Cath. school teacher REINSTATED after anti-gay Facebook posts)

    04/12/2015 2:21:26 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | April 10, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    Patricia Jannuzzi SOMERVILLE — Patricia Jannuzzi, the veteran Immaculata High School School teacher suspended for her anti-gay Facebook posts, will be reinstated immediately, school principal Jean Kline said in a letter dated Friday. Jannuzzi, a 33-year theology teacher at Immaculata, was forced by Immaculata to deactivate her Facebook page after several alumni started circulating screen shots of her sharply worded posts against gay marriage and gay rights. Two days later, the school placed her on administrative leave. The letter to students and parents, quoting school director Msgr. Seamus Brennan states in part: Immaculata High School has reached an understanding with...
  • Catholic School Reinstates Teacher [Januzzi] Suspended for Defending Catholic Teaching on Facebook

    04/11/2015 4:20:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/10/15 | Dustin Siggins
    SOMERVILLE, NJ, April 10, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A teacher suspended from a Catholic school for using Facebook to defend traditional marriage has been reinstated. Almost one month ago, Patricia Jannuzzi was suspended from Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey, after she made what became controversial comments about same-sex relationships. Over the next several weeks, she was told that the suspension was effectively a release from her job, as she would not be rehired for the 2016 school year. Jannuzzi was also told that she had lost her pay and benefits for the current school year. The scandal was compounded...
  • Catholic school reinstates teacher suspended for defending Catholic teaching on Facebook

    04/10/2015 1:57:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Life Site ^ | 4/10/15 | Dustin Siggins
    A teacher suspended from a Catholic school for using Facebook to defend traditional marriage has been reinstated. Almost one month ago, Patricia Jannuzzi was suspended from Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey, after she made what became controversial comments about same-sex relationships. Over the next several weeks, she was told that the suspension was effectively a release from her job, as she would not be rehired for the 2016 school year... "Immaculata High School announced today that all issues related to the employment of teacher Patricia Jannuzzi are resolved," said the release. According to Brennan, "Immaculata High School has...
  • Patricia Jannuzzi Reinstated! (Cath. schoolteacher fired for Facebook comments critical of LGBT)

    04/11/2015 4:20:36 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Apr 10, 2015 | LifeSite
    Patricia Jannuzzi A teacher suspended from a Catholic school for using Facebook to defend traditional marriage has been reinstated. Almost one month ago, Patricia Jannuzzi was suspended from Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey, after she made what became controversial comments about same-sex relationships. Over the next several weeks, she was told that the suspension was effectively a release from her job, as she would not be rehired for the 2016 school year. Jannuzzi was also told that she had lost her pay and benefits for the current school year. The scandal was compounded by the fact that the...
  • Catholic teacher fired for defending marriage

    04/03/2015 12:04:51 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4-2-2015 | Ben Johnson
    Which two words best describe the reason LifeSiteNews.com exists? I could answer that a lot of ways – unborn babies, traditional marriage, Christian worldview – but I think I'll use these two words: Patricia Jannuzzi. If you haven't heard of Patricia Jannuzzi, she's the high school theology teacher at a Catholic school who is being persecuted for posting a message on Facebook upholding traditional marriage. In response to a story on her news feed about vile and vicious comments made by gay activist Dan Savage, Jannuzzi said the argument in favor of redefining marriage is “bologna.” That's it. That's the...
  • Environment - Not Farmers Using 80% of California's Water ?

    04/10/2015 8:44:20 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 23 replies
    Environment - Not Farmers Using 80% of California's Water ? Does the California Citrus Mutual have a point? In a Press Release - they also claim "The only sector that has been "exempt" from water reductions is, in fact, the largest user of water - the environment. " " For a second consecutive year farmers in the Central Valley will receive a zero percent allocation of surface water from the Central Valley Project. Citrus growers in the Friant Service Area are among the most severely impacted. " "As growers grapple with another year of no water, more and more acreage...
  • SF Crowdfunding Site Indiegogo Raises Money for Cop Who Killed Walter Scott

    San Francisco-based crowdfunding website Indiegogo has allowed a fundraising campaign for the former South Carolina police officer who fatally shot Walter Scott. A campaign called the Michael T. Slager Defense Fund has at press time raised $1,250 of a $5,000 goal with 58 days left. 45 people have contributed money so far. Indiegogo “allows anyone, anywhere to fund ideas that matter to them and just like other open platforms — such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter — we don’t judge the content of campaigns as long as they are in compliance with our Terms of Use," a representative told Mashable....
  • Why is Ted Cruz slaying Rand Paul on Facebook?

    04/08/2015 3:57:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | April 8, 2015 | Maria Santos
    Rand Paul is already marketing himself as the millennial-friendly choice for 2016. But one thing is not boding well for him: his Facebook mentions after he announced his candidacy pale in comparison to Ted Cruz. National Journal has a great graph of the numbers provided by Facebook–Cruz’s campaign got almost three times as much play on Facebook as Paul’s. They measured this by likes, posts, comments, and shares related to the two would-be presidents within 24 hours of their respective announcements. Cruz’s March 23 announcement had 5.7 million total interactions, versus Paul’s 1.9 million on Tuesday. One possible reason for...
  • TED CRUZ’S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN LAUNCH DESTROYED RAND PAUL’S ON FACEBOOK

    04/08/2015 1:35:41 PM PDT · by kingattax · 26 replies
    National Journal ^ | 4-8-15 | BY STEPHANIE STAMM AND DUSTIN VOLZ
    Cruz’s launch boasts nearly three times as much attention on Facebook as Paul's. Despite all the digital sophistication—and a few missteps—propping up his presidential campaign, Rand Paul is already lagging on Facebook behind one of his biggest rivals: Ted Cruz. Cruz, who formally launched his White House bid last month, attracted nearly three times as much buzz—measured in likes, posts, comments, and shares—on Facebook during the 24-hour window surrounding his announcement as Paul, who announced on Tuesday.