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  • CNN advocating for elimination of alternative news (OANN, Newsmax) and for cable providers to ban them

    01/17/2021 5:42:25 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 28 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/17/21
    Former Facebook insider Alex Stamos tells @brianstelter: "We have to turn down the capability of these Conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences... There are people on YouTube for example that have a larger audience than daytime CNN."
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: CWO Frederick Ferguson ~ 18 January 2021

    01/17/2021 5:05:09 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 8 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock! Thank you for all you do! For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~CWO Frederick Ferguson Info from here and here and here. Frederick Edgar Ferguson (born August 18, 1939) is a former United States Army warrant officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Vietnam War. He was the first Army aviator to receive the Medal of...
  • Chicago teachers continue to protest in-person classes; parents question status of locked-out teachers

    01/17/2021 3:51:22 PM PST · by blueplum · 11 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 16 Jan 2021 | Dawn Reiss
    ...on Tuesday morning, when he went to sign in to the district platform, he was locked out. The same thing happened to other teachers who refused to go back as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) carried out the first part of her school reopening plan, despite fierce resistance from the Chicago Teachers Union. The school district is requiring all teachers in the tier that started offering in-person instruction on Monday to teach from their schools... ...It started disciplinary procedures early in the week on more than 140 employees for not reporting to schools in person and has withheld pay and...
  • Conservatives' Dunkirk Moment

    01/17/2021 2:43:28 PM PST · by WWII_Historian · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2021 | Gary Gindler
    Paraphrasing Winston Churchill, the presidential election of 2020 was a colossal political disaster, a catastrophe on the level of Dunkirk. However, the Dunkirk 1940 fiasco quickly turned out to be a Dunkirk miracle. Do conservatives, whose "root and core and brain" are currently in disarray, have a chance of performing a similar marvel? When the Dunkirk saga concluded, Prime Minister Churchill had occupied 10 Downing Street for a little less than four weeks. When the fiendishly clever (and practically undetectable for the untrained eye) 2020 election steal happened, President Trump was occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for a little less than...
  • Naked Man Attacks Riders at NYC Station, Dies From Electrocution Amid Brawl: NYPD

    01/17/2021 1:56:58 PM PST · by devane617 · 45 replies
    WNBC ^ | 01/17/2021
    Subway service was suspended in Manhattan on the 2/3 line Saturday afternoon when police say a naked man attacked two people at a staton before suffering from a fatal injury. Authorities say the naked man grabbed the third rail, electrocuting himself, after engaging with the victims on the tracks of a subway line. The incident started just after 3:30 p.m. at the Central Park North - 110th Street station in Manhattan, police said. The suspect allegedly pushed the first victim onto the tracks in an unprovoked attack, police said as part of their initial report. When a witness lowered down...
  • Bracing For The “Flurry” Of Biden’s Day One Executive Orders

    01/17/2021 1:08:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 17, 2021 | JAZZ SHAW
    Assuming nobody shows up to burn down Capitol Hill on Wednesday (still a big assumption, I know), Joe Biden’s team, leading with Ron Klain, is trumpeting a “blitz” of executive orders that the incoming president plans to sign on the day of his inauguration, with many more to come over the course of the first ten days. Many of these plans went almost unmentioned during Joe’s basement campaign, while others received a bit of air time, but are going much further than what he mentioned on the campaign trail. Should we be taking the time to point out that Biden...
  • 55 People Have Died in US After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines: Reporting System

    01/17/2021 1:07:32 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 46 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 17, 2021 | Zack Steiber
    Fifty-five people in the United States have died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, according to reports submitted to a federal system. Deaths have occurred among people receiving both the Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, according to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a federal database. The system is passive, meaning reports aren’t automatically collected and must be filed. VAERS reports can be filed by anyone, including health care providers, patients, or family members. VAERS reports “often lack details and sometimes can have information that contains errors,” according to the reporting system’s website. Still, reports on VAERS represent “only a...
  • The Fight Against Big Tech - A Plan for Action

    01/17/2021 12:40:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2021 | Craig Caruana
    Anger against big tech reached a tipping point during the 2020 Election, as conservative ideas were censored and stories critical of Democrats suppressed. With the ongoing purge of social media accounts, corporations are enforcing a free speech restriction that terrifies not only conservatives but free speech advocates across the political spectrum. The question now is how do we translate anger into tangible actions that will bring about change? To fight big tech over the long-term, we need a comprehensive strategy that marshals the resources of investors and entrepreneurs, donors, elected officials and policy experts. Business leaders can foster an entrepreneurial...
  • Ric Grenell: Susan Rice Will Be Biden's 'Shadow President'

    01/17/2021 12:40:31 PM PST · by rktman · 54 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 1/17/2021 | Unknown
    Former ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell on Sunday claimed Susan Rice, tapped by the President-elect Joe Biden to run the Foreign Policy Council, will really act as the “shadow president” in the administration. In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Grenell said “you need to watch Susan Rice very closely.” “She will be the shadow president,” he claimed. “We have a president-elect in Joe Biden who clearly is not the Joe Biden of 10 years ago. He's not even the Joe Biden of 5 years ago when it comes to policy issues. “We saw him raise his hand...
  • Guatemala Tries to Block US-Bound Caravan of 9,000 Honduran Migrants

    01/17/2021 12:21:57 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 19 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 17, 2021 | Sonny Figueroa & Claudio Escalon
    GUATEMALA CITY—Guatemalan soldiers blocked part of a caravan of as many as 9,000 Honduran migrants on Jan. 16, at a point not far from where they entered the country seeking to reach the U.S. border. The soldiers, many wearing helmets and wielding shields and sticks, formed ranks across a highway in Chiquimula, near the Honduras border, to block the procession of migrants. Guatemala’s immigration agency distributed a video showing a couple of hundred men scuffling with soldiers, pushing and running through their lines, even as troops held hundreds more back. Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei issued a statement calling on Honduran...
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin talks serving as impeachment manager after son’s death (suicide actually - he needs to grieve...why isn't Pelosi benching him?)

    01/17/2021 11:58:29 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 17, 2021 | Aaron Feis
    Rep. Jamie Raskin on Sunday described balancing the trauma of his son’s recent death by suicide with the horror of the US Capitol riot and his duty as lead impeachment manager against President Trump. “I’m not going to lose my son at the end of 2020, and lose my country and my republic in 2021,” the Maryland Democrat vowed in an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “It’s not going to happen.” Raskin’s 25-year-old son, Thomas, took his own life on Dec. 31, following a long battle with depression. “He had overwhelming love for humanity and for our country...
  • ‘People Who Want The Lies … Go To A Different Channel’: Jake Tapper Defends CNN, Takes Veiled Shot At Fox News

    01/17/2021 10:55:06 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/17/2021 | Scott Morefield
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper took a veiled shot at Fox News during a Sunday morning discussion about media polarization with former national security advisor H.R. McMaster. McMaster and Tapper were discussing President Donald Trump’s impeachment for inciting the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. After McMaster expressed his belief that the president was largely responsible and shouldn’t consider running again in 2024, he went on to lament the media’s role in the current political divide.
  • Democratic lawmaker says 'assassination party' hunted for Pelosi during riot

    01/17/2021 10:00:33 AM PST · by rktman · 83 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/17/2021 0735 hrs est | john Bowden
    The Democratic lawmaker who led the filing of the latest article of impeachment against President Trump spoke Sunday about the level of danger lawmakers faced from rioters during the Jan. 6 overtaking of the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) told Jake Tapper, host of CNN's "State of the Union," that rioters wanted to murder both Vice President Pence and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calfi.), adding that lawmakers remember hearing chants of "Hang Mike Pence" from the invading rioters. "You don't need a six-month investigation to figure out what happened," Raskin said of the Jan. 6 violence, adding, "There was an...
  • Canadian aunt and uncle of Kamala Harris reflect on niece's upbringing, historic achievement

    01/17/2021 9:51:47 AM PST · by jerod · 34 replies
    In the aftermath of the deadly siege on Capitol Hill nearly two weeks ago, vice-president-elect Kamala Harris took some time to call her aunt and uncle in Canada to let them know she was safe. "These days her life is so busy, they are very brief conversations, but she wanted to show me everything was OK," said Chinni Subash, the younger sister of Harris's late mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, on Rosemary Barton Live. The vice-president-elect was in Washington, D.C., when a mob of pro-Donald Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as Congress voted on president-elect Joe Biden's...
  • Happy Birthday, Dr. Franklin

    01/17/2021 8:35:32 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 29 replies
    315 years ago, on January 17th, 1706, Benjamin Franklin came into our world. He would go on to do amazing things, things which it is not my intent to spend another 50000 words re-telling. What I wanted to do instead was invite you and invite everybody to celebrate his life and legacy, and take the time to get to know him a little better on a more personal level. This can be done. There is a fantastic free open source public domain audiobook of Franklin's autobiography which you can download here, it is well put together and is a great...
  • Aaron Rodgers Drops a Truth Bomb About Politicians' COVID Hypocrisy

    01/17/2021 7:57:32 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/16/2021 1505 hrs est | Beth Baumann
    The Green Bay Packers' Quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, slammed politicians who created Wuhan coronavirus restrictions yet failed to follow their own rules. He also took issue with Congress' inability to pass a second round of stimulus relief checks for Americans. Rodgers applauded the Barstool Fund, which provides direct relief to small businesses and employees who are struggling due to the pandemic. The quarterback donated $500,000 to the fund, which has raised more than $22 million so far. He applauded Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy for getting money from the fund to recipients In a timely manner, usually between 24 and 72...
  • Chinese agents raid homeschool run by persecuted megachurch

    01/17/2021 7:43:27 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | 1/16/2021 | Anugrah Kumar
    A large group of police officers and other government officials raided a house where children from a heavily persecuted megachurch were being homeschooled in Chengdu, China, the church said on social media, pleading for Christians worldwide to pray for them. Police officers, education bureau officials, national security officers and urban management officers on Thursday morning raided a home where homeschooled children of Early Rain Covenant Church were playing together, the 5,000-member church said in a Facebook post. “The police are now raiding the home. There are a large number of police officers outside and inside of brother Liang Huali and...
  • Record Cold of 2021 Reminds Us: Be Wary of Climate Predictions and Energy Priorities

    01/17/2021 7:37:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2020 | Vijay Jayaraj
    Japan reported 13 deaths and hundreds of hospitalizations in the past week due to the intense snowfall in the country. Residents in Spain were in awe over the record snowfall in their streets. Here in India, Delhi experienced one of its harshest winters in recent memory, with intense cold waves.Does this disprove global warming? Certainly not! However, the extreme cold events bring about questions over the media narrative that climate change is causing milder winters and temperatures increasing to dangerous levels.The most worrying aspect is that these extreme cold events are a reminder that we could be in great danger...
  • ‘They Want to Cancel Our Culture, Our History, Our Liberty’: Goya CEO

    01/17/2021 7:33:08 AM PST · by chajin · 17 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 1/17/2021 | Gary Du
    Robert Unanue, Goya Foods President and CEO, said on Friday the political left has weaponized the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus to take away God, culture, history, and liberty from the people of the United States. “The problem is it’s a political year. They weaponized coronavirus. Unfortunately, they shut down this economy. The worst thing we could do is shut down our economy, kill our spirit. We need a reason to get up in the morning: God, family, work. And they are taking away our spirit, they’re taking away our ability to work,” Unanue told Fox News on Jan. 15....
  • Agenda 21 and a Paccar mx13 —Youtube Where Warren Tells It...

    01/17/2021 7:19:06 AM PST · by devane617 · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 01/17/2021 | warren
    Warren has a channel on Youtube that details his work as a heavy mechanic, but this video he goes off on the state of political affairs. He is located in California so that alone is enough to sour anyone, but he is not to optimistic about the future of America.