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  • MATT WALSH - "WHAT IS A GAMER?" Animation [satire - parody of Matt Walsh]

    05/24/2024 1:02:22 AM PDT · by grundle · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 16, 2024 | DANKY
    MATT WALSH - "WHAT IS A GAMER?" Animation
  • Huge pro-Trump crowd in the Bronx shows something profound happening in America

    05/23/2024 6:43:53 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 27 replies
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez admitted the other day that the virtue of the so-called “hush money” trial is that it keeps Trump off the campaign trail. She slammed the fact that Trump would even contemplate making lemonade out of that lemon by campaigning in the Bronx—her turf. That was fear speaking, and AOC was right to be afraid. What’s happening now in the Bronx is monumental. A crowd that was estimated to be a few thousand is currently in the tens of thousands and still growing. (snip) Something profound is happening here. This is bigger and deeper than Trump’s unexpected victory in...
  • CIA Director Burns heads to Europe to kickstart stalled Gaza truce talks

    05/23/2024 5:00:14 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 21 replies
    CIA Director Bill Burns will meet in Europe with his Israeli counterpart, David Barnea, in the coming days in a bid to revive stalled indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas. Egyptian and Qatari mediators may also attend the meeting.The news was first reported by Axios' Barak Ravid on Thursday, citing US and Israeli officials, and comes weeks after ongoing diplomatic efforts mediated by the United States, Egypt and Qatar to reach a truce and hostage-release deal in Gaza appeared to hit an impasse.Burns has been the lead US negotiator trying to broker a truce between the two warring sides in...
  • Obsessed with Our DNA: The Rise and Fall of 23andMe

    05/23/2024 1:29:44 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 64 replies
    When a trusting customer purchases a kit from 23andMe, spits in their tube, and mails it back, they effortlessly provide 23andMe with genetic data on dozens and dozens of their traits. If the intended goal is to discover a family ancestry line, or if they are a candidate for ailments like breast or prostate cancer and other disease-causing variants, then 23andMe may seem like a valuable tool. However, by consenting to let 23andMe run tests, customers agree to user terms set by the company. (snip) As the partnership between 23andMe and GSK came to life, besides publicly disclosed deals with...
  • Media Matters Lays Off A Dozen Staffers Following Federal Probe, Lawsuit By Elon Musk

    05/23/2024 12:31:17 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 19 replies
    Media Matters followed suit with several liberal outlets by laying off at least a dozen staffers following a federal probe and lawsuit by “X” chief executive officer Elon Musk.Staffers, some of whom have been with Media Matters for years, took to social media announcing their sudden departure from the outlet. The layoffs followed federal probes filed by Republican Attorneys General Ken Paxton of Texas and Andrew Bailey of Missouri into the outlet for possible fraudulent activity by allegedly manipulating data on “X,” formerly known as Twitter.
  • Software Issue Causes South Carolina to Close Charleston and Inland Ports

    05/23/2024 12:00:49 PM PDT · by EBH · 16 replies
    An unspecified “software issue” was being blamed for the unusual move of suspending all cargo operations at the Port of Charleston as well as South Carolina inland ports on Monday, May 20. The South Carolina State Ports Authority said that it is working with an outside vendor to restore operations as quickly as possible. While calling it a "fluid situation" the authority said it expected to reopen the ports at 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, but has continued to delay saying there remain issues bringing the gate system back up. The next update is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on...
  • - CLEAN VOTER ROLLS - Everybody can help. Independent Voter Verification For those who've watched and understand the ballot trafficking schemes, this is a way you can help. Currently there are 25 Million people who are inelligible to vote in various counties across the US, some moved, died, are illegals, have primary home in another county. This creates in active voter pools that the left can use in their ballot printing schemes to fill ballot boxes with fake votes that are untraceable, un-auditable. Please take a minute and become one of the thousands of people who are cleaning up voting records in their county. One person back East just...
  • Amy Reichert @amyforsandiego | Kaiser Permanente is begging doctors they fired over the COVID shot to crawl back to the HMO & reapply

    05/23/2024 9:40:23 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 22 replies
    X ^ | May 22, 2024 | Amy Reichert @amyforsandiego
    [H/T Grey_Whiskers] Breaking: Kaiser Permanente is begging doctors they fired over the COVID shot to crawl back to the HMO & reapply: KAISER PERMANENTE• May 17, 2024 Dr. Owen Johnston, We are writing to let you know that there has been a change in the Kaiser Permanente COVID-19 Vaccination for KP Workforce Members Policy ("Vaccine Policy") that may impact you. As you may recall, the federal government and various state and local entities required COVID-19 vaccinations for, among others, healthcare workers during the pandemic. Consistent with the government-mandated COVID-19 vaccine laws, and as part of its ongoing efforts to protect...
  • Stunning Lawsuit Accuses Texas Election Officials of Failing to Protect Ballot Secrecy — And Now the Texas GOP Chair’s Ballot Has Been Leaked

    05/23/2024 7:42:40 AM PDT · by Miami Rebel · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 22, 2024 | Sarah Rumpf
    The Eyes of Texas are upon you, All the livelong day. The Eyes of Texas are upon you, You cannot get away. Do not think you can escape them At night or early in the morn — The Eyes of Texas are upon you Til Gabriel blows his horn. – “The Eyes of Texas,” school spirit song of The University of Texas at Austin The eyes of Texas were upon the ballots cast by several high-profile Texas politicians on Wednesday, after documents were leaked related to a stunning lawsuit accusing state election officials of failing to properly protect ballot secrecy....
  • NBC’s Ruhle: Biden Is Buying Votes with Loan Plan, But GOP Does That by Letting People Keep More of Their Own Money

    05/23/2024 6:22:26 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 22 replies
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “11th Hour,” host Stephanie Ruhle responded to accusations from Republicans that President Joe Biden is trying to buy votes with his student loan plans by saying, “isn’t this just how politics works? Fulfilling campaign promises to certain groups.” And by arguing that 2024 Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump and other Republicans do the same thing by letting people keep more of their own money by cutting taxes.
  • New York Times: Another controversial flag spotted outside a Samuel Alito property

    05/22/2024 5:32:18 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 34 replies
    02:06 CNN — A flag that was on display during the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol was flown outside Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s vacation home in New Jersey, according to a report in the New York Times on Wednesday.Citing photographs and interviews with neighbors, the Times reports that the “Appeal to Heaven” flag was seen on display at his property last summer. The flag, which has a history dating to the Revolutionary War, has also become a symbol for supporters of former President Donald Trump. The flag is white and includes a green evergreen tree and...
  • A Forensic Analysis Of The X-Rays of JFK’s Skull Yields Surprising Results

    05/22/2024 4:19:02 PM PDT · by grundle · 184 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2024 | Jerome R. Corsi
    We now know with forensic certainty that two frontal headshots and one shot from the rear at a low angle (not from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository) killed JFK. The evidence for these conclusions comes from a new book, The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy: The Final Analysis, that I have recently published with Dr. David W. Mantik, who has a Ph.D. in physics and a medical practice extending over five decades as a radiation oncologist and who has seen the JFK autopsy skull X-rays more than anyone else. Using a densitometer, Dr. Mantik measured...
  • U.S. Government ‘Cartel’ Paid CVS, Walgreens Billions to Reject Ivermectin Prescriptions, Push COVID Shots

    05/22/2024 1:07:18 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 22 replies ^ | May 21, 2024 | John-Michael Dumais
    A “cartel” led by the U.S. government allegedly bribed large pharmacy chains like Walgreens and CVS with billions of dollars in contracts to promote COVID-19 vaccines and not fill prescriptions for ivermectin.Dr. James Thorp and attorney Maggie Thorp on Monday published an article in America Out Loud News exposing the government’s scheme to suppress the Nobel prize-winning drug using some of the nearly $200 billion in “provider relief funds” allocated to hospitals and pharmacies during the pandemic.The article highlights the controversy surrounding ivermectin, a drug that was “baselessly maligned” by the government, media and medical establishment despite its demonstrated efficacy...
  • "....members of Congress, their staffers, and family members were taking ivermectin in 2021 and stayed out of the hospital while the FDA and the media smeared ivermectin as “horse dewormer”...."

    05/22/2024 12:29:55 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 18 replies
    X ^ | May 21, 2024 | David Hamilton, School Board Trustee @Hamilton4TX
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  • California was collectively paid $9.2 billion to push the jabs on everyone.

    05/22/2024 12:07:31 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    X ^ | May 20, 2024 | Steve Kirsch @stkirsch 20, 2024
  • Which cell phone service is better? Visible or Mint?

    05/22/2024 11:34:46 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 38 replies
    My phone service | 5/22/24 | Me, Myself, & I
    I am trying to decide between Visible (Not the + one) and Mint cell phone services. My needs are simple; I don't do gaming, streaming, watch movies on the phone, etc. I call people; I receive calls (not from foreign countries), I make and receive texts and I research stuff on line (like price comparisons between stores). Do any FReepers have experience with Visible or Mint? I'd appreciate their input.
  • Sign of Trouble in the Blue States? Biden Gets Mocked Over Sparsely Attended Event

    05/22/2024 10:22:51 AM PDT · by Signalman · 19 replies
    RedState ^ | 5/22/2024 | Nick Arama
    I asked this question about Joe Biden's visit to New Hampshire on Tuesday: why is Biden going there right in the middle of the campaign when New Hampshire should be a state that he shouldn't even be worrying about? It hasn't gone red since Al Gore ran in 2000. But as I noted, recent polling from the NH Journal/Praecones Analytica Poll had them basically even with Trump slightly up 36.6 to 36.5. Robert F. Kennedy Jr is at 14. 6 percent and undecided is at 12.4 percent. Prior polling from January had Biden up by 6.5 in the RCP average....

    05/21/2024 11:25:26 PM PDT · by MikeSteelBe · 21 replies
    SLASH GEAR ^ | 5/21/2024 | MARK LOPROTO
    During the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Honda pulled back the curtain on its "Riding Assist Technology." The demonstration showed a rider standing tall on a Honda bike, both feet on the foot pegs, and arms fully stretched while Honda's Rider Assist Technology kept the bike from tipping over. The prototype borrowed from Honda's UNI-CUB personal mobility device. Skirting some of the heavier technology that other self-balancing motorcycle concepts used, the Honda Riding Assist Motorcycle keeps itself upright without gyroscopes. It was impressive to see in 2017 and remains so years later. However, since CES 2017, other manufacturers...
  • Vanity: responding very slowly, long delay?

    05/21/2024 9:28:05 PM PDT · by dayglored · 37 replies
    Self ^ | May 22, 2024 | Dayglored
    For the past half hour or so, FR has been slow to respond, with a long delay. Refreshing a page pauses for 10-30 seconds, then suddenly bingo it's there. All other sites are acting normally. I'm on Spectrum in Upstate NY with very high-speed cable. No other symptoms. Anybody else noticing a longish delay to get a page from FR? Disclosure: I'm spoiled. The early years of FR were pretty slow all the time, and JohnRob has had this site working extremely well for so long now that a 10 second pause is unusual. Kudos JohnRob, and I hope if...
  • Video shows the moment when a school bus crashed into a mobile home in Greenville, South Carolina.

    05/21/2024 8:40:06 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 20 replies
    NBC via X Twitter ^ | May 21, 2024
    Video only.