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  • Abortion philanthropist Charles Munger, ‘sidekick’ to Warren Buffett, dead at 99

    12/03/2023 7:53:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Live Action News ^ | December 1, 2023 | Carole Novielli
    Planned Parenthood financier Charles Munger died on November 28, 2023, at age 99, after “spending more than four decades as [Warren] Buffett’s second-in-command and foil atop Berkshire Hathaway Inc.,” according to Reuters. The two men met in Omaha in 1959. Like Buffett, Charles Munger (or “Charlie,” as he was often called) was also an abortion philanthropist, who served on Planned Parenthood’s board and even helped Buffett create a ‘church’ to help women get illegal abortions. Who was Charles Munger? previously noted how Munger “worked in real estate for several years before starting a successful investment firm that eventually caught...
  • CHit-CHat-RAnt | Special request: Can we please have a televised debate between Alejandro Mayorkas and a random long time resident of NYC? And with Dave Chappelle as the moderator?

    12/03/2023 7:47:26 PM PST · by know.your.why · 4 replies
    12/3/23 | Self
    After watching two high level politicians (Newsome and Desantis) evade questions for over two hours, it seems to me like the masterevader (hmmm..) himself, A.Mayorkas, would be comic relief. In fact, just have extra points given for the most ridiculously off-topic answer and also for the laughter meter from the live audience. Let Dave Chappelle be the moderator and the off-aire sponsors be the most popular popcorn brands.
  • Another cowardly non-answer (from Gov. Ron DeSantis)

    12/03/2023 7:28:33 PM PST · by RandFan · 13 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Dec 3 | @julie_kelly2
    @julie_kelly2 Another cowardly non-answer. In fact, I can’t think of a worse response to a line of questioning that could’ve resulted in a home run answer. DeSantis absolutely refuses to condemn DOJ’s ongoing prosecution of both Trump and J6ers. He cannot even bring himself to say January 6 and instead pulls out the well-worn “parents at school boards.” Further, he accepts Welker’s premise about how Trump would use his power and doesn’t openly laugh in her face about the vermin-Nazi connection or immediately pivot to specific instances of Biden doing exactly what the Left now claims Trump will do. “Retribution...
  • Michelle Obama’s Magical Turnout Machine

    12/03/2023 5:04:15 PM PST · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    America First Policy ^ | 11/29/2023 | Ashley Hayek
    Michelle Obama can predict the future. Well, she can shape it anyway. Back in 2012, she stood before the assembled throng at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, and said words that are still shaping elections a decade later. “Let’s be clear,” Michelle said, “elections aren’t just about who votes but who doesn’t vote.” Today, we finally understand what she meant. Here’s what happened: just a few weeks after Biden moved out of his basement and into the Oval Office, he was handed a piece of paper to sign – a paper that set in motion an extremely...
  • 64% of men say this is their No. 1 dating red flag, according to recent survey

    12/03/2023 3:55:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 122 replies
    CNBC ^ | Aditi Shrikant
    According to a recent survey by Change Research, the biggest dating red flag for men is when someone identifies as a communist. A whopping 64% said this political leaning would be a turnoff. Communism is a far-left ideology that advocates for all wealth and property to be communally owned. Coming in second place was having no hobbies, followed by identifying as a "MAGA Republican." The survey did not specify the sexual orientation of respondents.
  • Christmas Came a Little Early.(Family Affair)

    12/03/2023 12:00:19 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 2 replies
    IMDB ^ | 11/11/68 | IMDB
  • Malaysian singer Queenzy Cheng, 37, and Taiwanese singer Ko Chen-syun, 20, die suddenly in separate incidents

    12/03/2023 10:35:02 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 10 replies
    StraitsTimes ^ | 11/29/23 | StraitsTimes
    KUALA LUMPUR/YILAN – Malaysian singer Queenzy Cheng, 37, and Taiwanese singer Ko Chen-syun, 20, died suddenly earlier this week in separate incidents. The news of Cheng’s death on Nov 28 was announced in a statement on her social media pages the same day. According to a report by Malaysian newspaper China Press, Cheng – a member of Malaysian girl group M-Girls – suffered a brain aneurysm while filming in Damansara, Selangor.
  • Florida Woman Eats Counterfeit Cash While Getting Arrested

    12/03/2023 9:12:55 AM PST · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    Wild941 ^ | 11/30/2023 | Richie Ortiz
    We all wish we had access to more money. Everyone knows it doesn’t grow on trees. It might seem like a good idea, but it cannot be printed either. And even though money is hard to come by, it still isn’t a good idea for you to try and steal groceries at the self-checkout line. Just ask Zipporah Abraham. This Florida woman was arrested for trying to steal groceries, use counterfeit cash and eat the evidence. We begin the story at a North Miami, Walmart. The 38-year-old attempted to buy $800 worth of items, but something seemed suspicious with the...
  • Villager with history of bizarre behavior jailed after repeated 911 calls [The Villages, Florida - mug shot]

    12/03/2023 9:09:29 AM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    Villages News ^ | 11/29/2023 | Meta Minton
    A Villager with a history of bizarre behavior has been jailed after repeated 911 calls. Linda Lincoln, 73, was booked Tuesday at the Lake County Jail on warrants charging her with misuse of 911 and resisting arrest. The warrants were issued earlier this month as the result of a series of 911 calls placed by Lincoln on Oct. 27 from her home on St. Andrews Court on the Historic Side of The Villages. After the first call, an officer found nothing was amiss and advised Lincoln not to dial 911 unless she had an emergency, according to an affidavit...
  • Today's Cryptogram

    12/03/2023 4:44:21 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 13 replies
  • Another European Nation Reports Mysterious Pneumonia Outbreak in Children Following Reports in China

    12/03/2023 1:18:44 AM PST · by EBH · 33 replies
    The Messenger ^ | 12/2/23
    France joins Denmark and the Netherlands in reporting increased cases of pneumonia among kids Officials in France are reporting an increase in pediatric pneumonia cases, the third European country to report such an outbreak in recent days. It comes after China reported some of its children’s hospitals have been overwhelmed by pneumonia cases, causing global alarm. Europe 1, a French radio station, reported that there was a 36% increase in medical visits for pediatric pneumonia cases last week. Many of these infections have been tied to Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Increased attention has been placed on M. pneumoniae in recent weeks, after...
  • Meanwhile in Munich

    12/02/2023 4:15:14 PM PST · by cabojoe · 17 replies
    X ^ | 12-02-2023 | Ryan Maue
    Private jets in Munich on the way to Dubai global warming conference are literally frozen on the runway, which has turned into a glacier.
  • 24 Things That Will Disappear When the Baby Boomers Are Gone

    12/02/2023 12:17:41 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 225 replies
    Wealth of Geeks ^ | 11/14/23 | Creshonda Smith
    1. Spam Calls Spam calls may see a decline as baby boomers dwindle. People have become more tech-savvy and have access to advanced call-blocking and filtering technologies. Additionally, regulatory efforts and increased awareness are aimed at reducing spam calls, making it less likely for future generations to experience the same level of nuisance and intrusion.
  • Schaumburg lab accused of stealing millions in federal funds as part of COVID-19 test kit scheme

    12/02/2023 11:52:28 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 21 replies
    ABC7 Chicago ^ | 1 Dec 2023 | Chuck Goudie
    Baqar Hussain Razv Syed, the owner of Luna Labs out of Schaumburg, is accused of filing millions of dollars' worth of false Medicare claims for allegedly providing COVID-19 test kits to beneficiaries across the country who said they had never requested or ordered such tests. Another posted complaint from July reads, "Never heard of this lab before receiving notice from Medicare that Luna Labs had billed them twice for Covid Test that I didn't order or authorize Luna Labs to do that and for tests I never received. They got paid $94, twice, for two separate claims...
  • Transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney named to Forbes '30 Under 30' list

    12/02/2023 10:44:29 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 57 replies
    NBC Montana ^ | 12/1/23 | Jackson Walter
    WASHINGTON (TND) — Transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney was named to Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list this week. The list commemorates “young movers and makers changing the world,” according to Forbes. It has formerly featured figures such as singer Miley Cyrus and disgraced tech entrepreneur Sam Bankman-Fried. Sharing the news with her nearly 2 million Instagram followers, Mulvaney said the designation was a dream come true
  • Liz Cheney: The U.S. is "sleepwalking into a dictatorship"

    12/02/2023 9:42:31 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 78 replies ^ | 12/1/23 | GUEST AUTHOR
    Liz Cheney: The U.S. is "sleepwalking into a dictatorship" Former Republican Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney says that if Donald Trump is elected it will mean the end of the republic, and expresses alarm at how comfortable her party has become with the man and his lies. Cheney talks with John Dickerson about politics, her career, and Trump's White House run in a wide-ranging interview for "CBS News Sunday Morning," to be broadcast December 3 and streamed on Paramount+. Cheney also talks with Dickerson about Speaker of the House Mike Johnson; her new book, "Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a...
  • Today's Cryptogram

    12/02/2023 4:25:13 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 14 replies
  • Twenty-five years here at Free Republic. Time flies! Thank you all!

    12/02/2023 4:10:44 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 130 replies
    chickensoup | chickensoup
    Twenty-five years here at Free Republic. Time flies! Thank you all! Nothing else like it.
  • Walmart will NOT advertise on Twitter/X

    12/02/2023 3:45:42 AM PST · by RandFan · 44 replies
    Twitter/x ^ | Dec 2 | xDaily
    @xDaily NEWS: Walmart (WMT.N) said on Friday it is not advertising on social media platform X, one of the latest brands to say it has dropped the Elon Musk-owned site. "We aren't advertising on X as we've found other platforms to better reach our customers," a Walmart spokesperson said.
  • Destitution UK: "I live off £30 ($40) a month"

    12/01/2023 10:00:02 PM PST · by RandFan · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 1 | Channel 4 News
    Destitution - it's a word almost from another age, conjuring visions of desperate, grinding poverty. But it is a fact of life right now , for increasing numbers of people, according to new research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation thinktank. In a joint study with Heriot-Watt University, they found that 3.8 million people - a million of them children - experienced destitution last year defined as being unable to meet some of the most basic needs - staying dry, clean, warm and fed.