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  • Bangor woman arrested for arson, impersonating a firefighter.

    07/12/2020 12:31:15 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 2 replies
    KRCR News ^ | July 6, 2020 | Adam Robinson
    BANGOR, Calif. — A Bangor woman, and suspected arsonist, was arrested for multiple charges including impersonating a firefighter, resisting arrest, and outstanding warrants. On July 1, CAL FIRE Butte Unit/Butte County Fire Department crews responded to the Swedes Fire in Bangor. When units arrived, they say they found a woman leaving the area on foot. Investigators arrived as crews were working to control the fire and searched for the woman. CAL FIRE says personnel then found her in the back of a department crew bus, dressed in a CAL FIRE uniform, and gathering personal belongings of firefighters. While being questioned...
  • Why New York Times praises ‘cancel culture’ but skips over its own racist history

    07/11/2020 11:56:39 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 11 2020 | Michael Goodwin
    In a recent article about Mount Rushmore, The New York Times said of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt that “each of these titans of American history has a complicated legacy.” Reporters Bryan Pietsch and Jacey Fortin casually summarized the woke herd’s litany of grievances: Washington and Jefferson owned slaves, Lincoln was “reluctant and late” to issue the Emancipation Proclamation and Roosevelt “actively sought to Christianize and uproot Native Americans.” Rushmore’s sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, didn’t escape unscathed. “Borglum had been involved with another project: an enormous bas-relief at Stone Mountain in Georgia that memorialized Confederate leaders,” the...
  • ESPN suspends NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski after profane email to Sen. Hawley: reports

    07/11/2020 11:51:41 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11 2020 | Ryan Gaydos
    ESPN suspended NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski a day after a profane email from him to Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., was leaked to social media, according to multiple reports. Outkick and the New York Post both reported that the basketball reporter was suspended. The newspaper reported he was suspended without pay. It was unclear how long the suspension is for. The incident occurred after Hawley’s office sent a news release detailing a letter he planned to send NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, criticizing the league’s decision to limit messages players can wear on their uniforms to “pre-approved, social justice slogans” while “censoring...
  • Jeff Sessions dismisses Trump's 'juvenile insults': 'My honor and integrity are far more important'

    07/11/2020 11:50:18 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox Business ^ | July 11 2020 | Sam Dorman
    "As you know, Alabama does not take orders from Washington," Sessions told Trump. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted President Trump's "juvenile insults" on Saturday in a marked departure from his characteristically tepid responses during the years of attacks from his former boss. Trump had tweeted that Sessions was a "disaster" while offering support for Alabama Republican Tommy Tuberville, who's running against Sessions for the Senate seat he held for decades before entering the Trump administration. "Jeff Sessions is a disaster who has let us all down. We don’t want him back in Washington!" Trump wrote.
  • Trump: 'Shouldn't be hard' for Kanye West to take away votes from Biden

    07/11/2020 11:24:12 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/11/20 | MARTY JOHNSON
    President Trump on Saturday expressed confidence that rapper Kanye West — who recently announced that he plans to launch a late bid for the White House — could steal votes from Trump's presumptive Democratic opponent in November, former Vice President Joe Biden. "That shouldn’t be hard," Trump tweeted, referring to West taking votes away from Biden. "Corrupt Joe has done nothing good for Black people!"
  • Missouri couple’s gun rights defended in letter to AG Barr from 12 GOP lawmakers

    07/11/2020 11:17:54 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-11-20 | By Dom Calicchio
    A second weapon from Mark and Patricia McCloskey was surrendered to authorities Saturday Twelve Republican members of Congress have written to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, arguing in defense of the Second Amendment rights of a Missouri couple whose rifle and handgun are now in the possession of local authorities. Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who made national headlines in late June when they took up arms to defend their home from protesters who entered their St. Louis neighborhood, had their rifle seized Friday when local police executed a search warrant. Then on Saturday, a lawyer -- who represented the couple...
  • Coronavirus: Donald Trump finally wears mask in public

    07/11/2020 11:11:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    bbc.com ^ | July 12, 2020 | BBC
    US President Donald Trump has worn a mask in public for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The president was visiting the Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington, where he met wounded soldiers and health care workers. "I've never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place," he said as he left the White House. He has previously said that he would not wear a mask and mocked Democratic rival Joe Biden for doing so.
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - JULY 12, 2020 - (PRAYER)

    07/11/2020 10:55:11 PM PDT · by Faith · 2 replies
    July 12, 2020 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Back the Blue Rally in Dyker Heights (Brooklyn) (video)

    07/11/2020 10:12:39 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 11, 2020 | maryellen437
    Rally to Back The Blue in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, New York
  • Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Signs Sweeping Mask Order Threatening Violators With $500 Fine

    07/11/2020 10:08:35 PM PDT · by lightman · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 10 A.D. 2020 | Tristan Justice
    Michigan’s Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Friday that goes into effect Monday mandating face masks in public indoor and crowded outdoor spaces. It introduces a misdemeanor charge with a $500 fine for violators who refuse. “The heroes on the front lines of this crisis have gone hours without taking their masks off every day, doctors, nurses, child care workers, grocery store workers. We owe it to them to wear our masks when we’re on a trip to the grocery store or pharmacy,” Whitmer said in a press release. “For the sake of your loved ones, let’s all...
  • Facing crisis, America's future lies in the balance

    07/11/2020 9:23:06 PM PDT · by ancientart · 12 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | July 9, 2020 | Art Marmorstein
    “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” said 1964 Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater. “Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!” He was wrong on both counts. Zeal for liberty can be (and sometimes is) taken way too far, and without moderation, even the noblest of goals is easily turned into something evil. A great example of this: the French Revolution. The revolution began with some long-overdue reforms. It abolished the special privileges of nobles and clergy and guaranteed Frenchmen fundamental rights similar to those promised in our own Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights....
  • Business leaders warn Trump not to mess with DACA

    07/11/2020 9:05:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | JULY 11, 2020 | Stephen Dinan
    Leaders of some of the country’s biggest companies signed a letter Saturday urging President Trump not to make a new attempt at revoking the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty, saying it would be a significant disruption to lose those employees during the coronavirus recovery. The companies, which range from Apple and Amazon to Target and General Motors, said the illegal immigrant “Dreamers” who are able to work due to the DACA program “have been critical members of our workforce, industries and communities for years now.” “This is no time to disrupt the economic recovery of our companies and communities, nor time...
  • Goya CEO Bob Unanue: Boycott Is Sign of ‘Division,’ Protesters ‘Killing our Nation’

    07/11/2020 9:00:07 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Jul 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Appearing Friday on Fox Business Network, Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue doubled down on his support for President Donald Trump and slammed protesters for “killing our nation.”
  • Young White Mother Killed By Black Lives Matter Mob for Allegedly Saying ‘All Lives Matter,’ National Media Fully Ignores

    A 24-year-old mother was killed by a Black Lives Matter mob in Indianapolis last week, allegedly for saying “All Lives Matter.” Unlike Charlottesville, or any violence from the right, this killing was reported so quietly that barely anyone even noticed. Jessica Doty Whitaker was shot and killed following an altercation with Black Lives Matter thugs who were upset that she and her fiance had said “All Lives Matter” last Sunday. “According to the victim’s family, the shooting started with an argument over Black Lives Matter and language. Eventually the two sides separated and walked away from each other, until witnesses...
  • Ford Motor Company Employees Call for End of Police Car Production

    07/11/2020 8:54:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Jul 2020 | Penny Starr
    The Ford Motor Company’s website features the automaker’s long relationship with law enforcement that dates back seven decades and includes its tagline for the vehicles it has designed for the men and women in blue — “police-tested, street proven.” But now the wave of social unrest and virtue signaling following the death of George Floyd while in police custody is taking over the corporate world, including at Ford, where workers are urging leadership to stop manufacturing cop cars. This despite the fact that Ford expresses pride about its connection to law enforcement, according to its website: Ford introduced the first-ever...
  • ROGER STONE: Internet censorship and voter fraud will make 2020 election "tougher than it should be"

    07/11/2020 8:48:21 PM PDT · by RandFan · 6 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 11 | Roger Stone
    Roger Stone: "The 2020 election is going to be much tougher than it should be, despite the phenomenal record of our President @realDonaldTrump. Every single Trump vote will count." Click excerpt Link for Video...
  • US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine (Breaking)

    07/11/2020 8:48:17 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 23 replies
    qpnews ^ | 10 July 20 | MARTHA MENDOZA and JULIET LINDERMAN
    When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, jabbing the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections.As part of its strategy to administer the vaccine as quickly as possible, the Trump administration has agreed to invest more than half a billion in tax dollars in ApiJect Systems America, a young company. Its injector is not approved by federal health authorities and the company hasn’t yet set up a factory to manufacture the devices.The commitment to ApiJect dwarfs the other needle orders the government has placed with a major manufacturer and two other...
  • Supreme Court Decides Half of Oklahoma Has Been an Indian Reservation for Past 113 Years

    07/11/2020 8:47:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 10, 2020 | Zack Smith
    The Supreme Court issued one of the most consequential decisions of its term on its last day Thursday. No, it wasn’t either of the decisions about President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Instead, it involved a case that received little attention at the time it was argued. But how often can court watchers say that a case stripped a state of its sovereign power to prosecute crimes committed by certain individuals in nearly half of the territory it purportedly controls? Not often—if ever—before Thursday. But that’s exactly what the court did in a 5-4 opinion in McGirt v. Oklahoma that Justice...
  • Trump denies Minnesota governor's request for $500M to repair damage from riots

    07/11/2020 8:39:06 PM PDT · by Doofer · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 11, 2020 | Andrew Mark Miller
    President Trump has denied a request from Minnesota’s governor for money to rebuild parts of Minneapolis that were destroyed during the riots following the death of George Floyd. “The Governor is disappointed that the federal government declined his request for financial support,” Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz's office said in a statement. “As we navigate one of the most difficult periods in our state’s history, we look for support from our federal government to help us through.” Walz, a Democrat, requested that Trump declare Minnesota a “major disaster” zone in a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on July 2...
  • Zimbabwe VP blames colonisers for not teaching locals how to run economy - Blame The White Man!

    07/11/2020 8:32:21 PM PDT · by rxsid · 29 replies
    https://www.news24.com ^ | 07.11.2020 | Crecey Kuyedzwa
    Zimbabwe VP blames colonisers for not teaching locals how to run economy Zimbabwe’s Vice President, Kembo Mohadi, has blamed the country's former colonial ruler of not teaching native Zimbabweans to run the economy as the southern African nation battles a prolonged economic downturn. Addressing the ruling Zanu PF provincial structures in Gwanda, south east of Bulawayo, Mohadi lamented the economic depression the country has gone through since independence from Britain in 1980. "We got our independence but the white man never gave us knowledge on how to run our economy," Mohadi said in an address broadcast on national television on...