Free Republic 1st Qtr 2022 Fundraising Target: $82,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $18,466
Woo hoo!! And the first 22% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Extended News (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Remembering Meatloaf ~ 22 January 2022

    01/21/2022 6:00:39 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 11 replies
    Our Troops Rock!! | The Canteen Crew and FRiend
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ The Freeper Canteen Music Dedication Presents: Remembering Meatloaf! ~ *****~ Support The Artists You Hear Throughout The Canteen ! ~ ***** Warning: Not all music may be appropriate for children! Please click with caution. Thank you! Tunes For The Troops This music is provided for the entertainment of our Troops, Veterans, Allies & their families! Enjoy the variety of musical selections that the Canteen DJs provide throughout the thread. Please ping any DJ with your requests for the Troops! All music is removed on Monday.Thanks to all the DJs for their time &...
  • South Sudan Former Minister Hurt While Hiking

    01/21/2022 4:12:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Sudan Tribune ^ | January 19, 2022
    South Sudan’s former deputy defense minister, Majak D’ Agoot fell and hurt himself during a mountain hike in the capital, Juba on Wednesday. Majak, in a tweet on Wednesday, said he slipped off a rock on Jebel Mountain while on fitness hiking and fractured his arm in the process. The former deputy defense minister, however, assured the public that he was recuperating following a successful procedure to fix the humerus. “Slipped over a wet rocky surface on Jebel Kujur and sustained a fractured arm while hiking. I’ve had a successful procedure tonight to fix my humerus in Juba – thanks...
  • The Fed may create a US digital currency and wants your input

    01/21/2022 9:12:45 AM PST · by EBH · 59 replies
    protocol ^ | 1/20/2022 | Lindsey Choo
    The central bank just released a 40-page study on the benefits and risks of a CBDC, but didn't take an official stance. The Federal Reserve released a long-awaited review of the potential for creating a central bank digital currency Thursday, after months of delays. Ahead of making a decision, the Fed has asked the public to submit answers on 22 questions posed in the report. “The introduction of a CBDC would represent a highly significant innovation in American money,” the authors said in the report. “This paper is the first step in a public discussion between the Federal Reserve and...
  • Suburbs, warmer cities step up efforts to lure cops away from Chicago

    01/21/2022 5:46:46 AM PST · by Salman · 16 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Jan 21, 2022 | Mitch Dudek and Frank Main
    Some Chicago officers want to get away from a demoralized police department. Now, the law also lets them transfer up to 5 years of service to suburban pension plans. Sean Jaycox, a third-generation Chicago police officer, was goofing around on his computer last winter. He started looking at Florida police departments that hire cops from other states but don’t make them go through a training academy again. “I threw an application in for fun, and here I am now,” Jaycox says of his new job as a Fort Lauderdale cop. “I’m only 24, no wife, no kids,” he says. “If...
  • USS Kitty Hawk headed for the scrapyard

    01/21/2022 1:01:22 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    Navy Times | Jan 18, 2022 | Geoff Ziezulewicz
    Kitty Hawk, the last oil-fired Navy aircraft carrier, departed Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Washington, Saturday for its final transit to a ship-breaking facility in Texas. Kitty Hawk served for 48 years before it was decommissioned in 2009, earning the nickname “Shitty Kitty” among some crew members assigned to its aged, non-nuclear-powered hull…
  • REPORT: Peter Daszak Worked For CIA, EcoHealth Alliance Is A 'CIA Front Organization'

    01/20/2022 2:58:27 PM PST · by rxsid · 43 replies ^ | 01.20.2022 | Andrew White
    REPORT: Peter Daszak Worked For CIA, EcoHealth Alliance Is A 'CIA Front Organization'EcoHealth Alliance Associate Vice President Dr. Andrew Huff recently claimed that EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak, who conducted gain of function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, told him he was working for the Central Intelligence Agency. Dr. Andrew Huff, PhD, MS, publicly stated on January 12 that EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak confessed to him that he was working for the Central Intelligence Agency, and further stated his belief that EcoHealth Alliance was a “CIA front organization.” Huff received his Ph.D. in Environmental Health...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 21 January 2022

    01/20/2022 6:00:17 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 79 replies
    January 20, 2022 | Frosty the Snowman
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass, and start...
  • Africa: Continent Nears 10.5 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19

    01/20/2022 5:00:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    All Africa ^ | 20 JANUARY 2022
    As of January 20, 2022, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 10,454,076 while over 206,241,490 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 234,891 and 9,306,083 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases 3,568,900 and 93,707 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco ( 1,068,941 ), Tunisia ( 817,051 ), Ethiopia ( 459,959 ), Egypt ( 403,990 ), Libya ( 400,113 ) and Kenya ( 319,011 ) For the latest totals, see the AllAfrica interactive map with per-country numbers. The numbers are compiled by the Center for Systems Science and...
  • Biden Admin Withdraws Support From Israel-Europe EastMed Gas Pipeline

    01/20/2022 11:39:52 AM PST · by House Atreides · 39 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 20, 2022 | Vijeta Uniyal
    The Biden White House has withdrawn U.S. support from a pipeline project designed to deliver Israeli natural gas to Europe, reversing a decision taken by President Donald Trump’s administration. The 1,180-mile undersea pipeline project from Israel to southern Europe, set to be completed by 2025, will ease Europe’s dependence on Russia and Turkey. These two countries have a stranglehold on the continent’s energy supply. “The United States is no longer supporting the construction of EastMed gas pipeline project as Washington’s interest is now switching to renewable energy sources, according to a State Department statement,” the Euractiv, a Brussels based news...
  • UK Arrests 2 Men in Texas Synagogue Hostage Terror

    01/20/2022 4:50:37 AM PST · by EBH · 17 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1/20-2022
    British police said Thursday they arrested two people in connection with a hostage-taking at a synagogue in Texas. Counter Terrorism Police North West said one man was arrested Thursday in Birmingham, central England, and another in the northern English city of Manchester. They were being held for questioning and had not yet been charged. The force said it was continuing to support U.S. authorities with their investigation into Saturday's hostage incident. Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British citizen, took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue in a 10-hour standoff that ended in his death. All four hostages were unharmed....
  • FBI activity reported near home of Rep. Henry Cuellar

    01/19/2022 7:54:04 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | BY BRAD DRESS - 01/19/22 08:29 PM EST
    The FBI on Wednesday said it was conducting "court-authorized law enforcement activity" near what was reported to be the Texas home of Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas). In a statement to The Hill, Rosanne Hughes, a spokesperson for the FBI's San Antonio office, said authorities were present in a neighborhood in Laredo where Cuellar reportedly lives but would not "provide further comment on an ongoing investigation." “The FBI was present in the vicinity of Windridge Drive and Estate Drive in Laredo conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity," Hughes said in a statement. Cuellar's office confirmed to The Hill that an investigation was...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 20 January 2022

    01/19/2022 6:01:54 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 49 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew and FRiend
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ Until We See Each Other Again! The South Carolina National Guard conducts a deployment ceremony Jan. 16, 2022 in Florence, South Carolina to recognize the 133rd Military Police Company's mobilization in support of Operation Spartan Shield. Approximately 150 U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers with the 133rd Military Police Company, 51st Military Police Battalion, 59th Troop Command, South Carolina National Guard, will deploy to the Middle East for approximately nine months. While deployed, the 133rd Military Police Company's mission will be to provide support to customs operations. (U.S. Army...
  • ‘Hitler Should Have Killed You All’: Woman Shouts Hateful Threats, Spits on Boy

    01/19/2022 5:33:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 19, 2022 | Amanda Woods
    A woman spewed anti-Semitic threats at three kids — telling them “Hitler should have killed you all” — before spitting on an 8-year-old boy in Brooklyn, cops said. The hateful suspect stormed up to the boy and along with two other kids — all of whom are Jewish — on Avenue P near Coleman Street in Marine Park around 12:30 p.m. Friday and snarled, “Hitler should have killed you all. I’ll kill you and know where you live,” cops said. Footage released by the NYPD Tuesday shows the woman standing directly in front of the kids as she spat on...
  • Truck Drivers Protest Against Trucker Vaccine Rule at Canada- US Border

    01/18/2022 3:19:03 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 18, 2022 | Tammy Hung
    A convoy of truck drivers took to the streets on Highway 75, Emerson, Manitoba near the U.S.-Canada border on Jan. 17 following the introduction of new COVID-19 vaccination requirements on truckers put in place by the Canadian and U.S. governments. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said that a “large number of vehicles” were involved in the “demonstration” near the Emerson Port of Entry, affecting both northbound and southbound lanes. The RCMP was monitoring traffic flows onsite. In a video shared on Twitter, protestors in the fleet can be seen flashing signs such as “Last year’s heros, this year’s zeros”...
  • This poll number is very ominous for Democrats

    01/19/2022 9:20:49 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 19, 2022 | Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    (CNN) On the eve of his one-year anniversary in office, President Joe Biden finds himself at the lowest polling point of his tenure -- a worrisome omen for Democrats desperately trying to hold onto their House and Senate majorities this fall. That's according to new poll numbers from Gallup that peg Biden's approval at just 40% with 56% disapproving. It's the lowest measure so far by Gallup and well below his 48.9% polling average over the past year in the organization's surveys. At this one-year mark, that average is about where Bill Clinton was and ten points better than Donald...
  • Even without war, Russia has defeated Europe already

    01/19/2022 8:46:31 AM PST · by mac_truck · 43 replies
    EUObserver ^ | 1/19/2022 | John Holslag
    Whether or not Vladimir Putin moves his troops into Ukraine, he has once again confronted Europe with a most painful reality: while being too weak to defend itself, it can no longer rely on the United States to come to its rescue. We are facing a reality in which Russia, despite its economy only having the size of Italy's, can bully and intimidate a continent thanks to its energy reserves and its readiness to project vast military power. Sure, any Russian invasion of Ukraine would cost Russia a fortune and likely degrade into a grinding war of attrition. Invasion is...
  • Tracking device I hid in my daughter’s car helped solve her murder

    01/18/2022 11:09:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 18, 2022 | Jane Ridley
    When Wendy Poulsen’s teenage daughter, Dani, began acting out — running with the wrong crowd, using marijuana and dropping out of high school — the worried mom began to secretly monitor her whereabouts. The office manager invested in a tracking device and hid it in the trunk of the 18-year-old’s car. As she told The Post: “It gave me a bit of peace of mind.” She had more reason than most to resort to such a measure – Poulsen’s younger brother, Scott, suddenly vanished at the age of 25. It took police more than two years to find some remains...
  • Passenger who was sleeping in back of stolen car texts cops for help

    01/18/2022 10:34:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Police1 ^ | 1/19 | Mike Stunson
    Passenger who was sleeping in back of stolen car texts cops for helpThe passenger was able to text police the location of the stolen Audi from the backseatA man’s plan to steal a car went awry last weekend when officers received a text message from a passenger inside the stolen vehicle, Ohio cops say. The passenger was asleep in the backseat of an Audi when Justin Vaughn stole the car around 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in Findlay, according to Tiffin police. Vaughn, 32, took the car from a Hyundai dealership as the victim was attempting to trade it in,...
  • White House: Texas synagogue hostage-taker not in U.S. terror database

    01/18/2022 7:18:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Police1 ^ | 1/18 | Jamie Stengle, Jake Bleiberg and Eric Tucker
    The man was investigated by British authorities as a possible "terrorist threat" but the investigation was later closedThe gunman who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue in a 10-hour standoff that ended in his death was checked against law enforcement databases before entering the U.S. but raised no red flags, the White House said Tuesday. Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British citizen, arrived in the U.S. at Kennedy Airport in New York about two weeks ago, a law enforcement official said. He spent time in Dallas-area homeless shelters before the attack Saturday in the suburb of Colleyville. British...
  • Biden’s Comments Saying Floyd’s Death Had More Impact Than MLK’s Come Back to Haunt Him

    01/18/2022 7:04:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | January 18, 2022 | Jim Patrick
    One man inspired millions and helped change a country. The other was a career criminal and drug addict who inspired criminals to riot in the streets and shake down businesses in the name of “equity.” This past Monday, we celebrated the birthday of the former, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Now, a comment made by one Joseph Robinette Biden from June 2020 has been resurrected in which Biden said Floyd’s death had greater global impact than that of Dr. King. Newsweek reported that Biden’s original comments were made at an economic roundtable in Philadelphia in the weeks after Floyd’s...