Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $47,674
54%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 54%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

News/Current Events (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • CNN - Pulse of the People - Trumps response to Charlottesville VA event

    08/24/2017 1:25:26 AM PDT · by Mount Athos
    Watch a CNN panel of regular people rejecting CNN's false narratives, leading questions, and propaganda. Click link to watch video
  • Car plows through trans lives matter protest

    08/23/2017 11:25:56 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    car has driven through protesters at a trans lives matter vigil honoring a black transgender woman who was shot dead by police in St Louis. The memorial for Kenneth 'Kiwi' Herring turned violent on Wednesday night when a Mercedes driver drove into a middle of a crowd of protesters who were blocking the road. His car appeared to be attacked by the activists before he drove away, leaving three people with minor injuries, according to the Riverfront Times. The driver - a white male - was later arrested. People were gathered to honor the life of Herring, a 30-year-old black...
  • Planned Parenthood Has a New Financial Lifeline…from the Adult Sex Toy Industry

    08/23/2017 10:46:46 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 22, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Supporters of Planned Parenthood are trying to boost the abortion giant’s shaky bottom line by selling sex toys, uterus-themed emojis and sex-positive wrapping paper. The merchandise may be X-rated, but abortion opponents say it’s just another argument in favor of weaning Planned Parenthood off taxpayer funding.
  • Trump should send in Pence to get the Senate moving

    08/23/2017 10:23:24 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 23, 2017 | Seth Lipsky
    Mike Pence for president, I say — president of the US Senate. It’s just the assignment for a pickle like this, when President Trump isn’t on speaking terms with his own party’s leader in the upper house. Trump is understandably upset at the failure of the Senate to pass health-care and tax reforms. It’s gotten so bad with Mitch McConnell, according to CNN, that the two Republican titans have been cussing each other out. Privately, The New York Times claims, McConnell has even been voicing doubts that the Trump presidency can be salvaged (not that the majority leader’s own approval...
  • Violent Leftist Group Plans To ‘Shut Down’ Berkeley March Against Marxism

    08/23/2017 10:23:11 PM PDT · by Boomer · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/23/2017 | Peter Hasson
    BAMN is organizing to shut down what it claims is a “Neo-Nazi” rally in Berkeley on Saturday. The rally is titled “No to Marxism in America.” The rally organizer, a biological man who identified himself as a transgender woman to media outlets, claims the rally is not a “right-wing” rally, embraces diversity and is meant to oppose the spread of Marxism in Berkeley.
  • Birmingham-based Somali gang jailed for 60 years for rape and torture of woman

    08/23/2017 10:08:40 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    Three Birmingham-based gangsters of Somali origin have been jailed for 60 years combined after they were found guilty of raping and torturing a woman in a horrific series of attacks. According to a report in The Birmingham Mail: The members of a group known as The Chyna Crew humiliated and sexually assaulted a woman who acted as a runner for other pushers. The same gang also blasted the door of a suspected dealer’s base with a shotgun and stabbed a man they believed to be selling heroin in competition to them. The attacks happened as The Chyna Crew, all of...
  • Trombone Playing Through the Eye of a MRI Scanner with the MRI Brass Repository Project

    08/23/2017 9:59:22 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 7 replies
    The Last Trombone ^ | 8/23/2017 | Douglas Yeo
    While individuals have been playing musical instruments that require vibrating lips to produce sound since before the dawn of recorded time – we need only think of the shofar, didgeridoo, and conch shell to begin a list of lip-blown aerophones of ancient origin – there is much about playing such instruments that remains a mystery. Whether thousands of years old or made last week at a modern brass instrument factory, the fundamental changes to brasses over the millennia have been those of material, construction and ergonomics rather than actual tone production. As every school child that has ever picked up...
  • Students are the new masters – and the result is campus tyranny

    08/23/2017 9:26:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    www.spectator.co.uk ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | Brendan O'neill
    Universities are now factories of conformism; only the brave and resilient will survive them In a few weeks, a new intake of students will arrive, all fresh-faced and excited, at universities around the country. They’ll be thrilled at the prospect of escaping the wagging finger of mum and dad, eager to absorb new ideas. But I’m afraid they are in for a rude awakening. Unless they’re very fortunate, they will soon find themselves enveloped in a world that’s more censorious than stimulating and taught not to question ideas but to learn by heart the progressive creed. It will take...
  • How California gun owners are legally keeping their AR-15 rifles

    08/23/2017 9:19:23 PM PDT · by upchuck · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | Hollie McKay
    keeping their AR-15 rifles Hollie McKay By Hollie McKay Published August 23, 2017 Fox News A California 'featureless' rifle with fixed stock, no pistol grip, muzzle brake, maximum 10-round capacity magazines. It has a regular magazine catch. NRA/CMP competition rules were modified in 2017 to accommodate rifles like these from restrictive law states. A California 'featureless' rifle with fixed stock, no pistol grip, muzzle brake, maximum 10-round capacity magazines. It has a regular magazine catch. NRA/CMP competition rules were modified in 2017 to accommodate rifles like these from restrictive law states. It seems California lawmakers’ efforts to force rifle owners...
  • Australia debates Captain Cook 'discovery' statue

    08/23/2017 8:57:00 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | Aug 23, 2017
    A debate has ignited in Australia over a statue of British explorer Captain James Cook, which has a plaque saying he "discovered this territory". The 19th Century statue, in Sydney's central Hyde Park, has come under scrutiny following recent discussion over Confederate monuments in the US. Critics say the inscription overlooks indigenous Australians, while others defend it as being part of history....
  • Trump administration to set rules for military transgender ban

    08/23/2017 8:49:18 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | August 23, 2017 | Gordon Lubold
    WASHINGTON – The White House is expected to send guidance to the Pentagon in coming days on how to implement a new administration ban on transgender people in the military, issuing a policy that will allow Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to consider a service member’s ability to deploy in deciding whether to kick them out of the military. The White House memo also directs the Pentagon to deny admittance to transgender individuals and to stop spending on medical treatment regimens for those currently serving, according to U.S. officials familiar with the document. The 2½-page memo gives Mr. Mattis six months...
  • Armed carjacking foiled when teen didn't know how to drive manual transmission, authorities say

    08/23/2017 8:21:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    Quinderris Brown Quinderris Brown (Jefferson County Jail) A teen is under arrest after authorities say he tried to rob a man of his car - and other things - but couldn't carry through with it because he didn't know how to drive the vehicle. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday announced formal charges against 17-year-old Quinderris Brown. He is charged as an adult with first-degree robbery. The holdup happened on Aug. 18. Deputies about 4:30 p.m. that day responded to the 2300 block of Fourth Street N.W. to investigate a report of a robbery. Chief Deputy Randy Christian said...
  • Allies use Trump assassination wish scandal to fundraise for Missouri Dem

    08/23/2017 7:35:33 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/23/2017 | Alex Pappas
    scandal to fundraise for Missouri Dem Alex Pappas By Alex Pappas Published August 23, 2017 Fox News Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal speaks on the Senate floor in Jefferson City, Mo. Chappelle-Nadal says she posted and then deleted a comment on Facebook that said she hoped for President Donald Trump's assassination. The Democratic Senator says she didn't mean what she posted Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, but was frustrated with the president's reaction to the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Va Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal speaks on the Senate floor in Jefferson City, Mo. Chappelle-Nadal says she posted and then...
  • City residents react to high school test obtained by Project Baltimore: “It’s sad.”

    08/23/2017 7:30:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 39 replies
    Project Baltimore has obtained a test given to seniors at Northwood Appold Community Academy II, or NACA II – the same Baltimore school now under investigation by city schools over allegations of grade changing that were reported by Fox45. The questions came from a final exam. The teacher who gave the test to Project Baltimore, said these questions were for a senior level course at the northeast Baltimore school. The test begs the question, are Baltimore City students being held to a high enough standard? With these questions, from different sections of the test written on a white board, we...
  • Thomas Jefferson, ‘emblem of white supremacy,’ targeted in UVa. students’ list of demands

    08/23/2017 7:15:50 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    University of Virginia students have issued a list of demands regarding a statue of Thomas Jefferson on campus because his visage allegedly serves as “an emblem of white supremacy.” President Trump asked reporters on Aug. 15 if violence in Charlottesville over historical monuments would inspire campaigns against the nation’s third present. A coalition of minority student groups answered his call less than one week later with a list of demands for administrators. The Minority Rights Coalition hosted a “March to Reclaim Our Grounds” on Aug. 21, at which point they revealed a ten-point ultimatum obtained by Campus Reform on Wednesday....
  • The Paperwork Is In And The Pardon Has Been Signed For Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    08/23/2017 10:56:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    08/23/17
    For Your Information, Just heard Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been pardoned. That's the word.... Be on the look out for it. There are no links at this time. Hope it's true and comes out soon!
  • DHS asks State Department to suspend visas for countries who won't accept US-deported citizens

    08/23/2017 6:50:46 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    The Trump administration is considering suspending the visas of some citizens in countries who have "refused to accept or unreasonably delayed the return of its nationals," according to multiple reports Wednesday evening. Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone have refused to take back people in the U.S. who are in the country illegally and been cleared by immigration courts for removal, according to the Washington Times. DHS requested in a letter to the State Department that it suspend visas to some citizens from the four countries, though it's not known who would be affected. "When we receive such notification, the...
  • Reuters Made Two Unbelievable Screw Ups On The Robert Lee ESPN Story

    08/23/2017 6:47:28 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    Reuters’ Twitter account claimed ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee was a doppelgänger and namesake of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in two separate, but inaccurate, Wednesday tweets. Confederate General Lee namesake pulled from upcoming University of Virginia football broadcast: https://t.co/aVzHUOinZb pic.twitter.com/27k5nhehZx — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 23, 2017 Confederate General Lee doppelganger pulled from upcoming University of Virginia football broadcast: https://t.co/rRTtAmZ5lR pic.twitter.com/nEqAujm2Hk — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 23, 2017 Reuters issued a “clarification” moments after incorrectly suggesting the ESPN broadcaster was named after Gen. Robert E. Lee. The clarifying tweet failed to address their separate implication that the Asian...
  • Protesters at Trump's Phoenix rally used gas canisters, rocks to assault police

    08/23/2017 6:39:30 PM PDT · by topher · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 23-Aug-2017
    A group of anti-Trump demonstrators used gas canisters, rocks and bottles to assault police Tuesday night and create havoc at what officials said was mostly a peaceful protest in Phoenix. Video captured by a local reporter also shows a smoking object being thrown at police while hundreds of officers attempted to keep order at a rally after President Trump's speech at the Phoenix Convention Center had ended. Video appears to show demonstrators throw canisters at police pic.twitter.com/inNJoCf82V
  • Phoenix President Trump Speech, my personal observations of the event.

    08/23/2017 6:29:27 PM PDT · by Nateman · 75 replies
    Me ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | nateman
    I checked out the Lamestream Media coverage this morning . As you already know , it was, as they might have phrased it in their PC speech, “Reality Challenged”. Might start calling them 'Unhinged Media' now. The latest smearstorm is that Trump is crazy and must go. Perhaps some of the media are so divorced from reality they've actually gone off the deep end. My take is they are just following orders handed down to them from the “Ministry of Truth”. ( A little ”Orwellian” speak there, our modern Ministry of Truth is probably more like a mental orgy where...