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  • How robo-call moguls outwitted the government and completely wrecked the Do Not Call list (truc)

    01/15/2018 10:22:52 AM PST · by shortstop · 63 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 01/15/18 | Simon van Zuylen-Wood
    On the morning of Oct. 1, 2015, a middle-aged telemarketer arrived at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the Federal Trade Commission. His name was Aaron Michael Jones, or possibly Michael Aaron Jones, and in any case, he went by Mike. According to court documents, Mike was a father and widower. He lived well, paying $25,000 a month for a Spanish Colonial Revivalin a gated community near Laguna Beach, Calif. He also employed a personal chef, drove a couple of Mercedes, and maintained a gambling account at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Jones sustained his lifestyle by spamming people with robo-calls....
  • Born Guilty

    01/10/2018 5:29:51 AM PST · by CondorFlight · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Jan 8 | Randolph Parrish
    It was just over ten years ago that the Duke lacrosse case finally dragged its weary way across the finish line. That case was a storm petrel, flying before the thunder. We should have watched its course more carefully, because it was about to become a paradigm of what was to follow. -------- And so we stumble on without understanding why we once believed that the rule of innocence until proven guilty was necessary. Or that if we sacrificed the individual to satiate the appetite of the mob, we gave up everything that was worth preserving in society anyway.
  • The FBI’s Dubious Probe of Hillary’s Emails

    01/06/2018 10:43:45 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | Jan 06, 2018 | Deroy Murdock
    It was a veritable spa of special treatment.The FBI did everything but drive Hillary’s getaway car. Former secretary of state Clinton is a free woman largely thanks to the tender loving care that the FBI provided her and her conspirators during its probe of her illegal, unsecure email server and related abuse of government secrets. GOP lawmakers concluded this after grilling FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe on December 21, behind closed doors, according to John Solomon’s molar-grinding exposé in Tuesday’s The Hill. “For the first time, investigators say they have secured written evidence that the FBI believed there was evidence...
  • Linux Journal Ceases Publication

    12/01/2017 12:36:45 PM PST · by zeugma · 28 replies
    Linux Journal ^ | 12/01/17 | Self
    I saw elsewhere on the net, that Linux Journal is ceasing publication. From their homepage: Linux Journal Ceases Publication EOF It looks like we’re at the end, folks. If all goes according to a plan we’d rather not have, the November issue of Linux Journal was our last.
  • Honolulu store owners say thieves are targeting cans of Spam

    10/22/2017 11:10:55 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 65 replies
    news ^ | October 21, 2017
    Cans of Spam have become a common item that's being stolen from Honolulu stores and then sold on the streets for quick cash, according to authorities. Ra Long, who owns a convenience store in the city, said shoplifters have typically targeted alcohol in the past, but recently more cans of Spam have gone missing, Hawaii News Now reported . Related Searches Best Buy HonoluluSpam EmailSpam RecipesSpam Musubi "I mean you try to keep an eye on it, but if they run, you just can't leave the counter and chase them," Long said. "So you just got to take the hit."...
  • Spam is being kept locked in plastic cases in stores after several heists of the tinned meat...

    10/19/2017 7:05:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/19/17 | Jessica Finn
    Spam heists are on the rise in Hawaii, so much so that stores are putting the fatty canned meat treat in locked plastic cases. The black market for Spam is real in Hawaii because the price has been on the rise, along with other grocery goods. However Spam is a particularly popular food staple in the string of islands as it is used in a variety of dishes particular to the state. Stores have started putting Spam under lock and key. The Honolulu Civil Beat found cans of Spam locked up in a case at a Walgreens this week, with...
  • My book on Henry Livingston, Jr., author of "Night Before Christmas," is now Free on Amazon Kindle.

    09/26/2017 8:00:14 AM PDT · by mairdie · 17 replies
    For 24 hours from when the promotion went live, everyone can download my 450 page, heavily illustrated book, "Henry Livingston, Jr., The Poet You Always Loved" for FREE! So glad it worked.
  • Hundreds of EPA Workers Leave the Agency

    09/09/2017 2:13:09 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies ^ | 9/6/17 | Aggie Mika
    Buyouts offered by the Trump administration to more than 1,200 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees have prompted 400 people to leave their posts since the end of last month, The Wall Street Journal reports. This mass exit has resulted in a 2.5 percent cut in the agency’s staff, the report states, and if workers continue to take the buyouts, the EPA could be facing its smallest operating staff since the late 1980s. The majority of the deals presented to employees consisted of buyouts or voluntary early retirement for eligible employees, according to an E&E News report from earlier this summer...
  • University To Offer Safe-Space For Students During Eclipse (Satirical)

    08/11/2017 9:08:49 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 68 replies
    NCFReep via AP ^ | 8/10/17 | Staff
    (Cullowhee, NC) Preparations for the the upcoming August 21st solar eclipse are in high gear at Western Carolina University. The school is located within the zone of totality in the mountainous part of the state. Afternoon classes will be cancelled and festivities on the Central Plaza will include Native American moon dancers, performance art and the Tasty Tofu Taco Truck, locally known as T4. But there are some students who will be refusing the eclipse and have demanded the University provide a safe space for them during the event. So far three groups have separately approached University officials with concerns...
  • I Don't Get It

    07/21/2017 5:37:53 PM PDT · by be-baw · 98 replies
    be-baw ^ | July 21, 2017 | be-baw
    I posted this thread twice, and both times it got deleted. The Sidebar Moderator told me after the first time that it was deleted because of profanities. I tried to sanitize it, but it got yanked again. He or she has been very nice and I expressed my appreciation for the work the Sidebar Moderators do. Don't know if this thread will survive the person who has a bug up his or her butt, but I would like to know why it is offensive when I see so many other threads and posts that are at least, if not more...
  • Second Protester Rushes Stage At Shakespeare In The Park (2nd Person Tonight Same Play)

    06/18/2017 6:35:44 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Mike Cernovich via Twitter ^ | 06/18/17 | Mike Cernovich
    Second protester rushes stage at Shakespeare in the Park.  
  • Can your Mac run macOS High Sierra?

    06/06/2017 9:44:24 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | June 6 2017
    “During yesterday’s keynote talk at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Apple announced macOS High Sierra, the next major version of the desktop operating system powering Mac desktops and notebooks,” Christian Zibreg writes for iDownload Blog. “It packs in a number of new and updated core technologies to help apps get the most out of your Mac’s CPU and GPU.” Zibreg wonders, “But is your rusty old Mac able to run macOS High Sierra?” “According to Apple itself,” Zibreg writes, “the supported configurations for macOS High Sierra are the same as those for its predecessor, macOS Sierra.” Read more...
  • Supremes unanimously side with police, throw out so-called 'provocation doctrine'

    05/31/2017 12:54:34 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Thus making it easier for cops to protect themselves against threats For awhile there, cop-hating liberals and libertarians had themselves a loophole that made it easier to come down on cops who used force in self-defense. According to the so-called “provocation doctrine,” if police had made their way into a situation without satisfying every legal technicality (such as entering a home without a warrant), then they were not necessarily allowed to use deadly force to defend themselves even if another party threatened them with deadly force. In the case in question, police had indeed entered a home without a warrant...
  • The 'shake-up' begins? Trump WH communications director resigns.

    05/30/2017 10:16:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 99 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/30/17 | Robert Laurie
    New round of chaos, or no big deal? For a little over a week, we’ve been hearing of an impending shake-up in the Trump White House. Allegedly, the President is furious about leaks, incompetence, the general perception (or reality) that his agenda seems to have stalled if not completely derailed. Are things that dire? Probably not. However, we’d be lying if we tried to pretend that President Trump has been enjoying a smooth month. To put it mildly, things have been a bit “clunky.” So, yes, it’s likely that his administration is headed for some personnel changes.
  • Brennan Testimony Confirms No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion

    05/25/2017 2:50:24 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    This is just too good to be true, and the American people needed to hear something positive for a change. It seems on Wednesday’s Breithart News Daily, SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam talked with the Center of Security Policy President Frank Gaffney about the testimony of former CIA DIRECTOR JOHN BRENNAN on Tuesday to the House Intelligence Committee about Russian interference in the 2015 election. We have to carve this in stone…quickly…before they turn it around! Brennan was asked the question about whether any evidence of actual “collusion” between Trump 2016 campaign and the Russian government has been uncovered. I am...
  • Republicans Seek to Reform Medicaid by Changing How It’s Funded

    05/21/2017 12:14:19 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 6 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 18, 2017 | Stephen Gregory
    The success of any reform of U.S. health care will stand or fall with the provisions made for Medicaid. It has the most beneficiaries of any U.S health program, takes a sizable and increasing portion of federal and state budgets, and serves the most vulnerable among us—the indigent and the disabled. A few numbers give an idea of the size and cost of this giant program. Medicaid’s enrollment, at 71.6 million, is larger than the population of France and includes about 22 percent of the U.S. population. Combined federal and state spending on Medicaid in fiscal 2016 was $574.2 billion.
  • Trump Army Secretary nominee has to withdraw because he believes the Bible

    05/08/2017 11:42:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/08/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Fascism You are no longer allowed to believe in God. Or at least, you are no longer allowed to believe that God did anything the Bible says He did. If you do believe these things, you cannot get a job in Washington if the powers that be can possibly stop you. Just ask Mark Green. An Iraq War veteran and evangelical Christian nominated by President Trump to be Secretary of the Army, Green regrettably withdrew late last week because he had supposedly become “too controversial.”
  • Spam???

    05/01/2017 12:37:12 PM PDT · by djf · 30 replies
    Has anyone else noticed an inordinate amount of spam emails lately? I used to (well, until about three weeks or so ago) only get the occasional spam, my email address was private. But lately I been getting HUGE amounts - at least 80 per day! I am using Outlook Express with Centurylink as an ISP, WinXP SP3. I tried Spamfilter which worked good - for a week - then they demanded $29 a year to keep it going, so I uninstalled it. Anyways just curious about the FReepers reactions.
  • [Vanity]My US Bank account has been suspended!! LOL!

    04/28/2017 11:48:50 AM PDT · by StormPrepper · 32 replies
    4/28/2017 | Stormprepper
    I got this email today and I couldn't help but laugh... a lot. Their fake [Sing On] page is located at an URL in the UK. But it just reeks of a Chinese accent. My comments are in red. ============================================ Verify Your Account Information For Security Reason.[SP]Errrr...just one reason? Or is it for the reason of security?? Dear Client,[SP]Yea... my real name is "Client". How did they know? I've never told anyone... There is trying from suspicious devices to login your account.[SP]Dang it! Those suspicious devices are trying again...They're always so trying. The lack of articles in simulated sentence makes...
  • China To Bomb North Korea If Kim Crosses 'Bottom Line'

    04/12/2017 8:58:02 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 45 replies ^ | 12th April 2017
    North Korea and the US appear to be on the verge of full-scale war after a number of threats in the past few days. Donald Trump has sent a US war fleet to the peninsula in anticipation of another nuclear missile launch. But Kim Jong-un has pledged to nuke the US bases in the area or even mainland America if there is a single sign of the Carl Vinson striking North Korea. And China has responded by vowing to bomb the hermit state if it crosses their "bottom line". A statement from the Global Times, used by the Chinese military,...