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  • Trump shares his debate question on Facebook

    08/03/2015 4:20:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    KTUU-TV ^ | August 3, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer CNN
    Facebook is asking its users to recommend questions to ask Republican presidential candidates at the debate it is co-hosting with Fox News on Thursday, and Donald Trump was more than happy to help out. Trump, who will stand at the center of the stage in Cleveland, Ohio, offered his own question for the other candidates in a 12-second video posted Monday. "I'd like to ask all of the candidates -- that is, politicians and really not negotiators, people that don't negotiate jobs and lots of other things -- how are you going to make America great again?" Trump said....
  • Valdosta State Case Puts College Officials On Notice: You Can't Violate The First Amendment

    08/03/2015 7:38:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 31, 2015 | George Leef
    Occasionally, you come across a legal case so strange that it makes you stop and wonder, “Is this even for real?” Such a case has recently come to an end with a strong victory for student free speech rights and an equally strong rebuke to the idea many college administrators seem to have that they hold king-like powers on campus. The facts are as follows. In early 2007, Hayden Barnes was a student at Valdosta State University in Georgia (VSU) when school officials announced plans to build a new parking garage using $30 million in student fee money. Barnes, an...
  • Named and shamed: Californians blast each other for water-wasting on social media

    08/02/2015 4:57:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2015 | Myriah Towner
    Californians are taking to drought shaming sites to tattle on each other for wasting water. Residents are using the sites to out each other for reasons including neighbors with leaky sprinklers to waiters who serve water without asking as the state's historic drought continues. The tattling has also reached social media where residents are using the hashtags 'droughtshaming' and 'watershaming' to reveal any water-wasting activities. An app called DroughtShame was even developed to 'capture geotagged photo proof of disregard for California's water restrictions'.
  • College disciplines student for Facebook comments about Baltimore riot

    08/02/2015 4:43:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 31, 2015 | Reuters
    DALLAS — A Texas Christian University student has been disciplined after posting online comments seen as racially offensive about current events, including rioting in Baltimore and the rise of the Islamic State, TCU officials said Friday. TCU said Harry Vincent, a 19-year-old sophomore, violated two Student Code of Conduct provisions concerning “infliction of bodily or emotional harm” and “disorderly conduct.” He has seen his campus access restricted by receiving a one-year suspension from extracurricular activities, on-campus living and the use of non-academic facilities such as the cafeteria and recreational center. Among the comments are a Facebook post that reads: “These...
  • Key West Man Arrested For Plotting To Use Weapon Of Mass Destruction

    07/28/2015 1:42:46 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 46 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 7/28/15 | Staff
    A South Florida man has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in Key West. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Harlem Suarez, a/k/a “Almlak Benitez,” 23, of Key West was posting extremist rhetoric on his Facebook page which promoted the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a foreign terrorist organization. That caught the attention of the FBI. The criminal complaint states Suarez told an undercover FBI informant that he wanted to make a “timer bomb.” Suarez bought galvanized nails, which were to be hidden in a backpack and remotely detonated by cell phone,...
  • Social media a marriage killer in China: Experts

    07/26/2015 10:53:37 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Sunday, July 26, 2015 | IANS
    Beijing: While social media was designed to bring people together, it can sometimes drive them apart — more Chinese people are switching their status from married to single and social media could be responsible, say experts. A report by the ministry of civil affairs in June found that 3.637 million couples divorced in 2014, up by 3.9 per cent from the previous year, Xinhua reported. Statistics from the ministry show the country has been witnessing a continuous rise in divorces since 2002. Su, a white collar worker from Shanghai, was stunned and furious after discovering her husband's secret romances online....
  • N.J. Republican apologizes for calling Chattanooga shooter ‘Muslim scum’

    07/24/2015 3:11:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/23/15 | Jessica Chasmar
    A New Jersey councilman apologized Wednesday after receiving criticism for a post he made on Facebook that called Chattanooga gunman Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez “Muslim scum.” “Murdering bastard. Rot in hell Muslim scum,” Hamilton Councilman Ed Gore, a Republican, wrote hours after Abdulazeez shot and killed five U.S. military service members July 16, The Trentonian reported. When someone responded by telling Mr. Gore not to hold back, he added, “Oh I never hold back on domestic terrorists.” Imam Qareeb Bashir, president of the Islamic Council of Greater Trenton, said he was “appalled and really disappointed” in Mr. Gore’s comments.
  • Black Southern Heritage defender possibly murdered by Black Panthers in returning from Flag Rally

    07/19/2015 7:38:20 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 152 replies
    self and facebook | 7-19-15 | Self
    Approximately 8-9 hours ago Anthony Hervey and Arlene Barnum both black were returning from a rally in Birmingham yesterday in support of the Confederate Battle Flag Upon returning this morning Sharon Bauman started posting on her facebook page that they were being chased by unknown assailants and they subsequently wrecked on Mississippi State Hwy 6 in Lafayette county of which Oxford (Ole Miss) is county seat Ms Barnum survived and Mr Hervey died of his injuries All the info I have is from Ms Barnum Facebook and scant detail is on a blog called McAlester News According to witnesses the...
  • Does Facebook Freeze your Computer When You Go There?

    07/21/2015 5:06:29 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 52 replies
    c7/21/15hickensoup
    I go to FB at least once a day to check on kids. After I visit I go to options and clear my files and caches. I also run Adblock (May the LORD bless it!(now I can go to Brietbart!)) Each time I go to FB it freezes my computer while the disk runs madly. How frozen, chickensoup? Frozen enough that it stopped a cd I was listening to dead in its tracks, only to start back up when unfrozen. If I don't clear my caches and files there is no freezing. Anyone else experience this?
  • Black Republican and Veteran Burns NAACP Card, Run Off Road on the Way Home

    07/20/2015 9:20:20 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 19 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 7/20/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Black Republican and Veteran Burns NAACP Card at Rally – Then Is Run Off the Road on the Way Home (Video) Jim Hoft Jul 20th, 2015 8:08 am arlene barnum Arlene Barnum, Anthony Hervey and others at pro-Confederate rally (Examiner) On Saturday Arlene Barnum, a Vietnam-era veteran, burned her NAACP card at a pro-Confederate rally. Then she was run off the road on the way home. barnum crash A Stuart woman who attended a pro confederate flag rally in Birmingham, Alabama, said on her Facebook page she was subsequently involved in a car accident in Mississippi. Arlene Barnham, of Stuart,...
  • Facebook Redraws Israel’s Borders

    07/19/2015 4:43:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 7/19/2015, 4:41 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Facebook not only considers Jewish areas of Judea and Samaria (Shomron), but also parts of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, as outside of Israel, according to exposé published Sunday. The social network updated its advertising system recently allowing editors of popular pages the chance to gear their posts toward a specific geographical location. […] Channel 2 tested the new system to aim posts in eastern neighborhoods of Jerusalem, for example, and saw that the rest of the State of Israel became automatically “greyed out.” The same happened during any attempt to aim posts toward areas over 1949 Armistice lines or...
  • Psychic Capital: Tech and Silicon Valley Turn to Mystics for Advice

    07/19/2015 1:36:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 15 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    The names of the tech workers in this story have been changed.Ten thousand miles from Silicon Valley, in a room near the Black Sea, Yegor Karpenchekov dreams of money. At night, while the rest of Odessa sleeps and cocaine smugglers drift in and out of the port under cover of darkness, Yegor logs onto FaceTime and talks to a 70-year-old woman in San Francisco. Her name is Sally Faubion, and five months ago she recruited Yegor from the freelancer marketplace UpWork to code her apps. She believes "divine intervention" brought them together; for Yegor, it was likely $20 per hour...
  • William Killian, the DoJ Official Leading #Chattanooga Jihad Shooting, Previously Vowed to

    07/16/2015 6:52:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 7/16/15 | Pamela Geller
    “We are treating this as an act of domestic terrorism,” said Bill Killian, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee. U.S. Attorney William C. Killian said. However, Killian said that the investigation would bear out precisely what kind of crime this was, and he cautioned people not to get caught up in the label. (Washington Post) How ironic that it is Bill Killian – who was the most reluctant official to speak at today’s press conference. William Killian is the Department of Justice official who vowed to criminalize social postings on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Mayor calls Michelle Obama 'gorilla face,' won't resign

    07/16/2015 10:05:56 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 105 replies
    Sun Times ^ | Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | Chad Merda
    A mayor in Washington state says he won’t resign after he called First Lady Michelle Obama “gorilla face,” insisting that would mean he’s admitting he’s racist. Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing confirmed to KHQ-6, NBC’s Spokane affiliate, that he indeed did make the offensive statement on his Facebook page, but brushed it off as playful banter between he and his friends. “Gorilla face Michelle, can’t disagree with that,” Rushing wrote. “The woman is not attractive except to monkey man Barack. Check out them ears. LOL.” He’s tried to brush it off as “playful back and forth banter that my friends...
  • Facebook Blocked This Russell Moore Op-Ed About Planned Parenthood Selling Body Parts of Aborted...

    07/15/2015 9:20:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | July 14, 2015 | Russell D. Moore , Christian Post Guest Columnist
    FULL TITLE: Facebook Blocked This Russell Moore Op-Ed About Planned Parenthood Selling Body Parts of Aborted Fetuses Screen capture of Russell Moore's blog post about Planned Parenthood blocked by Facebook. **IMAGE ON LINK** Editor's Note: This article, originally posted to Russell Moore's blog "Moore to the Point," was initially blocked by Facebook because it was reported as "abusive." Facebook has removed that block. While The Christian Post believes that aborting fetuses and selling their body parts is abusive, bringing attention to those actions is not.
  • Eerie pictures of a German warship and HMAS Sydney which sunk off Australia in 1941

    07/13/2015 2:35:00 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 15 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 14th July 2015 | Aneeta Bhole
    The first images of two warships which sunk after a deadly battle during World War II have emerged. The wrecks lie 20 kilometres apart from each another about 200 kilometres west of Steep Point, Shark Bay in Western Australia, north-west of Perth, and sunk in November 1941. The German raider HSK Kormoran and the light cruiser HMAS Sydney were re-discovered in 2008 with an expedition to the wrecks going out earlier this year. Researchers from Curtin University and the Western Australian Museum captured 700,000 high resolution images of the two ships with the help of two remotely operated underwater vehicles...
  • Trump Facebook On "El Chapo" Cartel Drug Lord: Trump Would "Kick His Ass!"

    07/13/2015 12:37:51 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | Stephen K. Bannon
    News of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s Saturday night escape from a Mexican prison prompted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to take to his 2.2 million-person Facebook account with messages aimed at the fecklessness of his presidential rivals’ abilities to handle the world’s most notorious drug lord.
  • Scott Walker Makes It Official: 'I'm Running for President'

    07/13/2015 9:42:10 AM PDT · by Isara · 86 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 13, 2015 | JORDYN PHELPS
    Scott Walker made it official today, breaking the news that he is a Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential race first in a Facebook post this morning before a formal announcement event in Wisconsin later today. “I'm in. I'm running for President of the United States because Americans deserve a leader who will fight and win for them," the two-term Wisconsin governor says in the Facebook post, which includes a video in which he argues that his track record as governor sets him apart from the rest of the Republican field as a proven leader who has succeeded in winning...
  • Facebook "Celebrate Pride" Rainbow Filter a Psychological Experiment

    07/11/2015 4:39:03 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/10/2015 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    After the Supreme Court overstepped its constitutional boundaries and overruled state laws and even state constitutions by legalizing same-sex marriage, millions of Facebook users took advantage of a tool that the site made available to filter their profile picture with rainbow hues. It now looks as if Facebook's "Celebrate Pride" tool was a social/psychological experiment with more than 26 million unwitting subjects. In the past, "gay pride" Facebook users have demonstrated their support of the homosexual agenda in a variety of ways. There have been the silhouettes that look like the signs on restroom doors but show two male figures...
  • Innocent Protester or Terrorist?

    07/07/2015 4:17:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/15 | Dalit Halevi
    IDF Binyamin Brigade Commander Yisrael Shomer shot dead terrorist Mohammed al-Kasbeh last Friday, after the latter took part in a near-fatal mob attack on his vehicle close to the Kalandia neighborhood north of Jerusalem. Israeli politicians rushed to Shomer's defense, while many international media outlets portrayed al-Kasbeh as a victim, downplaying his attack as part of a peaceful "protest." But a more accurate picture is beginning to emerge of the real al-Kasbeh. Last Saturday, a day after his death, a Facebook group by the name of "Kalandia Refugee Camp First and Foremost" posted a picture of al-Kasbeh posing menacingly with...
  • Brazilian Evangelicals set up a 'sin free' version of Facebook

    07/04/2015 2:41:50 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/4/15 | AFP
    [Snip] The new website's home page bears a passing resemblance to the global phenomenon Facebook. But Facegloria, which has attracted 100,000 users in its first month, was set up to serve those who find billionaire entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg's version sinful. [snip] "On Facebook you see a lot of violence and pornography. That's why we thought of creating a network where we could talk about God, love and to spread His word," one of the founders, web designer Atilla Barros, told AFP.
  • Government Trolls Are Using "Psychology-Based Influence Techniques" On YouTube, Facebook And Twitter

    07/02/2015 9:50:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 7/2/15 | tyler durden
    Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, Have you ever come across someone on the Internet that you suspected was a paid government troll? Well, there is a very good chance that you were not imagining things. Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now have solid proof that paid government trolls are using “psychology-based influence techniques” on social media websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Documents leaked by Snowden also reveal that government agents have been conducting denial-of-service attacks, flooding social media websites with thinly veiled propaganda and have been purposely attempting to warp public...
  • Conservative Russians Give Moral Lesson to Facebook’s Homosexual Propaganda

    07/02/2015 5:32:05 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 30 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Conservative Russians Give Moral Lesson to Facebook’s Homosexual Propaganda By Julio Severo In celebration of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling favoring homosexual “marriage” last week, Facebook launched an app called “Let’s Celebrate Pride,” which allowed users to overlay an image of the homosexual rainbow over their profile picture. Facebook expected many millions of its users to celebrate, but from its 1.44 billion users, just 26 million did — less than 2 per cent. The fact is, the absolute majority of Facebook users did not want to get involved in the Facebook’s homosexual propaganda. Compounding the failure, there was an...
  • Who came out against Facebook’s rainbow flags?

    07/01/2015 8:53:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    BBC Trending ^ | 29 June 2015 | Olga Bugorkova and Ghada Tantawi
    It was wildly popular, but not everybody likes Facebook’s pro-gay marriage photo filter—it’s prompted a backlash in Russia and across the Arab world. If you went on Facebook over the weekend you may have seen friends’ profile pictures turned multicolored. Maybe you even tinted your own pic. A rainbow filter tool was introduced by the company after last week’s landmark Supreme Court decision which cleared the way for same-sex marriage across the US. But in some areas of the world, the response to the initiative was less than enthusiastic—and even downright hostile. In Russia, several filters were created which splash...
  • Facebook Struggles with Gaining a Diverse Employee Base, Remains Predominately White

    07/01/2015 8:20:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    Latin Post ^ | By Nicole Akoukou Thompson
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has voiced a desire to transform the demographics of Facebook's employee base to better echo the company's billion-plus international users. However, Facebook's most recent diversity report revealed that white men continue to have a claim on positions at Facebook. The online social networking service claims that diversity is central to the company's mission, observing "genders, races, ages, sexual orientations, characteristics and points of view." Additionally, they've insisted that a diverse workforce "is not only the right thing to do - it's the smart thing to do for our business." With that said, numbers show that Facebook...
  • Did YOU change your Facebook picture to a rainbow flag? (psychological test)

    07/01/2015 10:43:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/01/15 | y Ellie Zolfagharifard
    The Atlantic speculated Facebook is using it to monitor how views spread But Facebook has denied using it to collect user data on behavior The site has previously come under fire for altered the news feeds of almost 700,000 users in a huge psychological data experiment Your Facebook feed is probably looking a little more colourful this week. In celebration of the Supreme Court's approval of same-sex marriage, the site is offering users a tool to overlay their profile photos with a rainbow filter. More than 26 million people changed their profile pictures using Facebook's rainbow filter to show their...
  • Hillary Clinton to fundraise with "Anti-Christ" (No Joke)

    06/30/2015 6:14:26 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 30, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton will attend a fundraiser in New York on Tuesday hosted by Facebook millionaire and vertically integrated media company caretaker Chris Hughes, who recently described himself in a Vanity Fair profile as “the Antichrist, or something pretty close to it.” Hughes is best known for being Mark Zuckerberg’s roommate at Harvard and for pioneering the “poke” button feature on the popular social media website Facebook. His husband, Brown graduate Sean Eldridge, was the worst candidate of the 2014 election cycle. Eldridge ran for Congress in New York’s 19th Congressional district after Hughes bought him a mansion there. He ended...
  • Homophobes are 'American flagging’ their Facebook profile pictures as a protest against Pride

    07/01/2015 6:40:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 1, 2015
    Last week, millions of Facebook users gave their profile pictures a rainbow makeover to celebrate the double Pride/Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling but an unpleasant backlash has begun. The translucent rainbow tool was laid on by Facebook itself, but a number of third-party apps are now offering an American flag equivalent to people opposed to gay marriage and equality in general.
  • Everyone Who Changed Their Facebook Photos To Rainbow Just Got DUPED

    06/30/2015 6:43:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    conservativepost.com ^ | june 30, 2015 | am
    Over a million people changed their facebook profile pictures to a rainbow filter in support of gay marriage. New reports reveal that the “Celebrate Pride” tool may not have been the best idea… According to Daily Mail, this tool was actually Facebook’s way of performing psychological testing on their users. Cesar Hidalgo wrote on Facebook yesterday. “The question is, how long will it take for people to change their profile pictures back to normal.”
  • So You Think That Rainbow Makes You Look Cool? (contains profanity)

    06/30/2015 8:50:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 97 replies
    christophercantwell.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Christopher Cantwell
    I have an important public service announcement for everyone who changed their Facebook and other profile photos to a rainbow recently. Absent some massive desire for more color in your life, you probably did this to celebrate the United States Supreme Court magically creating a constitutional "right" to a marriage license for gay people. Didn't you? I suppose you think this makes you quite tolerant, and forward thinking, but it doesn't. I imagine you think you're advancing freedom, but you're not. You probably feel really good about yourself for helping gay people gain acceptance in society, but that's not even...
  • Six predominately black Southern churches burn within a week; arson suspected in at least three

    06/30/2015 12:10:16 AM PDT · by knarf · 65 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 29, 2015 | Lindsey Bevar
    In the week after nine people were shot dead at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina, six churches with predominately black congregations in five Southern states have burned. Three of the fires are being investigated as arson.(excerpt)
  • Smith County ‘folds,’ agrees to issue marriage license to same-sex couples (Texas)

    KarenPhillips Smith County Clerk Karen Phillips Smith County Clerk Karen Phillips, who was facing a lawsuit filed by private counsel after refusing to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple, has folded and issued the license, according to lobbyist/activist/former state Rep. Glen Maxey. “Damn it’s hard to find a case this morning to sue their asses,” Maxey wrote on Facebook at about 10:30 a.m. today (Monday, June 29). “Smith County folded. Karen and Jolie have a marriage license.” Maxey also noted that some other hold-out counties had begun issuing licenses: “Williamson County folded. Fort Bend County folded. Bell County...
  • Vanity: Depart of Education temporarily changes Facebook profile to rainbow colored logo

    06/28/2015 6:55:10 PM PDT · by keats5 · 37 replies
    Facebook. com ^ | June 26, 2015 | keats5- vanity
  • Were All Those Rainbow Profile Photos Another Facebook Experiment?

    06/28/2015 6:33:00 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 115 replies
    By overlaying their profile photos with a rainbow filter, Facebook users began celebrating in a way we haven't seen since March 2013, when 3 million people changed their profile images to a red equals sign—the logo of the Human Rights Campaign—as a way to support marriage equality. This time, Facebook provided a simple way to turn profile photos rainbow-colored. More than one million people changed their profile in the first few hours, according to the Facebook spokesperson William Nevius, and the number continues to grow.
  • The Open Letter (to Rainbow-y Relatives and Friends) That Demands a Response

    06/28/2015 3:01:06 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 66 replies
    self | 6/28/15 | NewJerseyJoe
    Woo-hoo, yay, hurrah. The Supreme Court now says yes to homosexual “marriage.” Today, you’re all doing limp-wristed high-fives and toasting each other with your tall half-caff soy lattes. But, as usual, you don’t see the big picture. Keeping in line with your propensity for not thinking things through, you’ve neglected to consider something very important—something that will affect the lives of people you claim to love. Let’s get two facts out of the way first. There is no such thing as homosexual “marriage.” There never will be; there never can be. You can buy judges to rewrite the dictionary as...
  • Disney World bans selfie stick

    06/26/2015 12:02:38 PM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    AP ^ | June 26, 2015 | Staff
    Don't bring your selfie stick to Disney World. Officials announced Friday that a ban takes effect Tuesday at all four Disney theme parks in Orlando as well as at Disney's water parks and Disney Quest, a gaming attraction at Downtown Disney.
  • Movement Grows To Make June 27 ‘National Burn The Confederate Flag Day’

    06/21/2015 7:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    Reverb Press ^ | June 20, 2015 | Curtis F.
    The battle flag of Robert E. LeeÂ’s Army of Northern Virginia, which is the flag most commonly referred to as the Confederate flag, has long been a symbol that divides the country. While its display has always been contentious, renewed anger arose after Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old male who posed with the flag several times in his manifesto, went into CharlestonÂ’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and murdered nine innocent people over their race. The furor over the flag was more pronounced due to the fact that it still flew high over South CarolinaÂ’s capital, less than a two-hour...
  • Cops as ‘punching bags’: Video showing NYPD officers getting pummeled by onlooker during arrest

    06/21/2015 9:21:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies
    Facebook user Seth Torres-Campbell posted a video to his page early yesterday morning that shows two NYPD officers getting punched multiple times by an angry onlooker during what looks like the arrest of a young woman.The woman getting arrested can be seen trying to grab the female NYPD officer’s gun numerous times during the altercation.
  • Facebook's photo app will not be available in Europe

    06/20/2015 5:08:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin
    Facebook's photo-sharing app Moments will not be made available in Europe due to concerns about its use of facial recognition, it has been revealed. The app, which allows users to share mobile-phone photos with friends without posting them publicly, was launched in the US this week. The Irish data regulator said that users must be given a choice about whether they want it, with an opt-in. There is currently no timetable for such a feature, said Facebook. Richard Allen, Facebook's head of policy in Europe said: "We don't have an opt-in mechanism so it is turned off until we develop...
  • Sarah Palin added 2 new photos

    06/17/2015 8:12:42 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 33 replies
    Facebook (Sarah Palin's Page) ^ | June 17, 2015 | Sarah Palin
    @realDonaldTrump - Mr. Trump should know he's doing something right when the malcontents go ballistic in the press! There is no denying Donald J. Trump's accomplishments and drive to create opportunity for every willing American to succeed. His own success is testament to the job-creating achievements made possible when one applies the courageous and tenacious pro-private sector precepts we need to fire up the economy. Trump joins a competitive field of GOP candidates that will duke it out in the arena of ideas and track records, a field representing diverse achievements. This, in contrast with the pro-big government party's practice...
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s Cynical Ploy to Get Cheap Foreign Labor

    06/17/2015 7:16:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/17/2015 | Mark Krikorian
    There are two kinds of commemorative days/weeks/months. There’s the nonprofit, “awareness” type, such as Black History Month or World Down Syndrome Day, intended to show solidarity for some cause. Then there’s the for-profit, commercial variety, like International Pickle Week or California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month, which are simply business marketing campaigns. And then there’s the profit-seeking effort masquerading as cause-promotion. That’s what June’s Immigrant Heritage Month is. Just as International Pickle Week was dreamed up by the Pickle Packers International trade association to sell more fermented cucumbers, Immigrant Heritage Month is a project that Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg dreamed...
  • Actor Scott Baio ill wife

    06/16/2015 7:16:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Scott Baio Twitter ^ | June15, 2015
    Scott Baio ‏@ScottBaio · Jun 15 Sometimes God throws you a curve ball. If any extra prayers, give them to @MrsScottBaio Thanks Thank you for the prayers & support for my wife. #meningiomabraintumor https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scott-Baio/381726605193429?ref=hl …
  • INSIDE OBAMA'S STEALTH STARTUP

    06/15/2015 8:31:52 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 6/15/2015 | JON GERTNER
    President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works. BY JON GERTNER For Eric Maland, the whole thing goes back to that San Francisco wedding. Mikey wasn’t there—well, wait, actually, Mikey was there. But Eric didn’t meet him at that point. Eric met some other folks at the wedding who told him they were doing some fix-it stuff in Washington, and it sounded kind of interesting. ADVERTISEMENT And now we’re chatting about it in front of the White House security gate, where we’re waiting to talk with...
  • Is Free Republic under Digital-Astroturfing Attack?

    06/14/2015 2:48:41 PM PDT · by Isara · 259 replies
    June 14, 2015 | Isara
    We heard the news about Hillary's fake Twitter and Facebook followers and her operatives pretending to be her regular supporters. Is it possible that it also is happening right here on Free Republic Web site? Free Republic is a premier Conservative site. Most of us know who, among the presidential candidates, is the most Conservative. Our candidate happens to be effective in his campaigning also. Our enemies know that and fear him the most. Naturally, Free Republic is turning into a battleground. We don't know who they are: other Republican campaign operatives, GOPe, Hillary's camp, Democratic operatives, union thugs, Castro...
  • Shaq’s website reveals he’s a 9/11 truther [Shaquille O’Neal is a 9/11 truther]

    06/11/2015 11:16:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 11, 2015 | Connor Ryan
    SNIP “We hear one thing from the media and government agencies, but are we getting the truth?” he asks in an entry on his personal website. Shaq backs up his World Trade Center “inside job” theory by pointing to a YouTube clip of the terrorist attack that he says clearly displays two “impossibilities.” First, he insists the composition of the buildings was too strong and “wouldn’t allow a plane to slice through it as cleanly as Flight 175 did.” Second, he focuses on a part of the video that appears to show that either a plane or a distant building...
  • Shaq: I’m Definitely Not a 9/11 Truther

    06/13/2015 9:39:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 12, 2015 | Melissa Cáceres
    Looks like conspiracy theorist won’t be added to Shaquille O’Neal’s resume anytime soon. The former NBA star refuted claims that he was a “9/11 truther” after his personal blog and verified Facebook pages had content posted about the possibility that the September 11 attacks were an “inside job.” O’Neal blamed his marketing firm, Digital Mavericks, for the post and promptly had the team fired.
  • Raining lampreys: Eel-like fish drop from the air in Fairbanks

    06/03/2015 9:46:19 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 30 replies
    FAIRBANKS—Adult Arctic lampreys have fallen from the sky four times this week in Fairbanks, including at the Value Village parking lot, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. That's unusual for a fish that's seldom seen in the water up here. The Arctic lamprey is a roughly foot-long eel-like fish with a no jaw and a nightmarish looking set of teeth. This week, a live one was spotted at the Value Village on Airport Way and saved in a bucket, according to a post on the department's Facebook page (on.fb.me/1G7su0B). There have been three additional reports of lampreys...
  • Black Woman Goes On Epic Rant About McKinney, Says What No One Else Will [VIDEO]

    A Texas mother’s Facebook video post expressing her thoughts about the McKinney pool party has gone viral with over 1.8 million views. Kisa Jackson, shown sitting in a car, said she was on her lunch break and had just had a heated discussion with co-workers about the McKinney pool party incident. She made the video to get her thoughts out. Related Stories In the roughly five-and-a-half minute video, Jackson places most of the blame on the parents of the children involved for the way events went down. She gives specific reasons why she felt McKinney police officer Eric Casebolt acted...
  • Facebook purges pages offering priceless ISIS plunder for sale

    06/11/2015 2:32:49 PM PDT · by dware · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06.11.2015 | Lisa Daftari
    Facebook struck back at ISIS this week, taking down pages the terrorist army's middlemen were using to try to sell plundered treasure and artifacts from Syria and Iraq. The black-clad jihadist army has earned as much as $100 million selling smuggled artifacts from more than 4,500 archaeological sites throughout Syria and Iraq, many of them named UNESCO World Heritage sites, according to Iraqi intelligence sources.
  • Thought Crime: School Principal Reassigned For Defending Police Officer in a Comment on Facebook

    06/11/2015 9:00:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    There's a war on cops going on and there's also a war against those who dare to defend them.In case you've missed it, there's yet another controversy over how police handled a group of rowdy teenagers at a pool party in McKinney, Texas. After repeatedly asking a young black woman to leave the area, a white police officer (because every time a white police officer does anything to a black person it's racist, you know) threw her to the ground in an attempt to conduct an arrest. When two of the woman's male friends ran up behind the officer, he...