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  • Facebook "BOLO" List

    02/15/2019 9:38:10 AM PST · by WellyP · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 15 Feb. 2019 | Salvador Rodriguez
    "Facebook maintains a list of individuals that its security guards must "be on lookout" for that is comprised of users who've made threatening statements against the company on its social network as well as numerous former employees..."
  • Colin Kaepernick wanted $20M to play in AAF: report

    02/15/2019 9:34:04 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 31 replies ^ | 2/15/2019 | uncredited
    A person with knowledge of the conversation tells The Associated Press that the new Alliance of American Football spoke with Colin Kaepernick during its development about joining the league. But Kaepernick wanted $20 million or more to consider playing with the league that had its debut last weekend. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because neither side has publicly acknowledged such talks. The Alliance says its mission is to provide opportunities for players not in the NFL to continue their careers, with a possibility they could entice NFL teams to sign them once the AAF season concludes at...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accidentally exposes the left’s big lie

    02/15/2019 6:42:07 AM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2019 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s now infamous talking points on the Green New Deal are the most unintentionally honest explanation of the neo-socialism now gripping the Democratic Party. Too honest, apparently. After her office sent the “FAQ” to NPR, The Post and other news organizations, and posted a similar version on her congressional website, they were met with withering criticism — prompting Ocasio-Cortez to furiously backtrack, seeking to disown and discredit documents her office had produced, posted and distributed. Sorry, you don’t get to do that. Ocasio-Cortez told us what is really behind her Green New Deal. Now she, and the Democrats...
  • It's Time For All Americans to Support Our President

    02/15/2019 5:45:06 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 54 replies
    2/15/2019 | Nikos1121
    It's time for all Americans, regardless of their political persuasion, to come together and support our president. Whether you've been for or against him, it's time to admit, he's paid his dues. He's walked the walk. Like Ronald Reagan, he's been true to his promises and stayed the coarse, despite the daily onslaught of slings and arrows coming from all sides. Whether you're that fair weather, mostly street dumb fan Ann Coulter, who called him "a lunatic" and "dumb" because he didn't call for a National Emergency months ago, or those whom we cherish, like Laura Ingraham and Rush who...
  • Trump’s Hint to Increase Legal Immigration, Automation Dooms American Workers

    02/14/2019 5:08:40 AM PST · by central_va · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/13/19 | John Binder
    President Trump’s hint that he will increase legal immigration levels and a pending automation doomsday that lawmakers have yet to regulate threatens millions of America’s working and middle class workers. This week, Trump reiterated for the third time in a few weeks that he believes the U.S. should be increasing already historic levels of legal immigration — where more than 1.2 million legal immigrants are admitted every year at the expense of American taxpayers who are forced to subsidize the scheme through depressed wages and fewer job prospects
  • Mandy Bailey fired from KWSO 7News: Huge backlash after ‘hang in there’ word game prompts dismissal

    02/13/2019 8:40:41 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 50 replies
    Monsters and Critics ^ | February 12, 2019 | Julian Cheatle
    Meteorologist Mandy Bailey has been fired from Oklahoma’s KWSO 7News — prompting a huge backlash from viewers. Bailey was dismissed just hours after she played a “mind mixer” word game on air, asking viewers to guess the answer to a conundrum showing the word “THERE’ with a hangman’s noose hanging off the letter ‘T’. The answer was “hang in there”, but the game prompted complaints from some viewers who branded it “inappropriate” and linked it to racism.
  • Prayer Ping....Would You Please Pray for My Son and Our Family Stressful Day Tomorrow

    02/13/2019 4:50:35 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 86 replies
    02.14.19 | chickensoup
    Would you please keep my family and particularly my son in your prayers tomorrow? Tomorrow morning we will be finding out some news that has been a long time coming and may be very bad. Pray for my son to have strength, rectitude, forbearance, peace, humble spirit, and for the rest of the family to have strength and compassion and loving open hearts. Help us to support him in this time of difficulty. I cannot say more, but please pray for all around this issue. Me especially, I am afraid. My heart is heavy Thank you beloveds.

    02/13/2019 3:52:05 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 55 replies
    daily caller ^ | 2/13/19 | Mike Brest
    "According to The Hill, the motion reads that, “it is in the national interests of the United States to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad. With an unfortunate rise in anti-Semitism and attempts to delegitimize Israel, the United States House of Representatives must emphasize the importance of combating anti-Semitism and reject all movements that deny Israel’s right to exist."..... The House of Representatives passed a motion Wednesday afternoon condemning anti-Semitism, which was added to a bill ending U.S. military aid for Saudi Arabia’s ongoing war in Yemen. This vote comes only days after Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar faced accusations...
  • Subway Pedophile Jarod Fogle Reportedly Living the High Life in Prison

    02/13/2019 2:46:32 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 31 replies
    daily mail ^ | 2/13/19 | Karen Ruiz
    Marc Brooks, 41, served eight months alongside Jared Fogle at Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Englewood, Colorado, for a probation violation. The former inmate told DailyMailTV the disgraced Subway promoter is doing well in prison and recently received a qualification for 'culinary arts'. A jailhouse photo provided by Brooks shows a trim Fogle, sans eyeglasses, in a mint green jumpsuit at the ceremony with his fellow inmates. 'Yo, he's living the life in there, he's eating good, working out, cooking...not a care in the world,' said Brooks, who was released from the facility on January 25. Fogle, who is serving...
  • Rand Paul: Trump Won ‘Big Victory’ with Border Wall Deal

    02/13/2019 2:41:01 PM PST · by RandFan · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Kristina Wong
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) called the border wall proposal hammered out by congressional negotiators a “big victory” for President Trump in an interview with Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily Wednesday morning. “I think in the end, Trump won a big victory here, because everybody else had folded,” he said in the interview with host and Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow. “At Christma stime, everybody else was folding, and just saying, ‘Oh the Democrats gained control of the House, this is the best that we’ll ever do.’ So he got $1.375 billion for border security that wasn’t in there before,” he...
  • Dr. Rand Paul Releases Statement on Barr Nomination

    02/13/2019 8:48:03 AM PST · by RandFan · 66 replies
    Rand Paul ^ | Rand Paul
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting against cloture on the nomination of William Barr to become the next U.S. Attorney General: “I am unable to support Bill Barr’s nomination to be the next Attorney General. While I support President Trump and have supported most of his nominees, I have too many concerns about the record and views of this nominee. Bill Barr was a leading proponent of warrantless surveillance, and his overall record on the Fourth Amendment is troubling to me. I remain concerned that Bill Barr does not agree with...
  • Tech Elites, Donor Class Unite with GOP/Dems to Outsource White-Collar American Jobs

    02/13/2019 6:10:25 AM PST · by central_va · 136 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/12/19 | John Binder
    Silicon Valley’s business elites and donor-class billionaires are uniting with elected Republicans and Democrats to ensure that white-collar, middle-class American jobs are swiftly outsourced to mostly Indian and Chinese nationals. A plan known as the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, introduced in the Senate by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), as well as Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Ken Buck (R-CO), would eliminate the U.S. country caps in the legal immigration system and would fast-track outsourcing of white-collar American jobs to mostly Indian and Chinese nationals imported to the country by businesses, outsourcing firms, and multinational corporations....
  • Activision Blizzard cuts nearly 800 jobs amid ‘record results in 2018’

    02/12/2019 7:47:04 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 65 replies
    The Verge ^ | February 12, 2019 | Chaim Gartenberg
    Activision Blizzard has announced that it’s laying off 8 percent of its employees — roughly 770 people — as part of the company “de-prioritizing initiatives that are not meeting expectations.” The news came on the heels of announcement of Activision Blizzard’s Q4 and 2018 earnings, where CEO Bobby Kotick gave the company’s “record results in 2018.” Kotick went on to comment that, “While our financial results for 2018 were the best in our history, we didn’t realize our full potential.”

    02/12/2019 6:20:16 PM PST · by Faith · 40 replies
    February 13, 2019 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled "Prayer" are closed to debate of any kind.
  • No Charges For Man Who Stabbed Unborn Baby To Death

    02/12/2019 1:18:17 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Infowars ^ | 02/11/19 | Jamie White
    Brutally murdering unborn babies no longer a crime in Dem-run state A Queens man who beat and stabbed his pregnant girlfriend and her baby to death was spared abortion charges thanks to New York’s recently-enacted abortion law. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown initially released a statement saying 48-year-old Anthony Hobson would be charged with murder and abortion for the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend Jennifer Irigoyen earlier this month. “A woman was brutally stabbed — killing her and the unborn child,” Brown said in the statement. “The defendant is alleged to have shown no mercy and no regard for human...
  • Menendez Attacks Trump For Classifying Drunk Driving Illegals As 'Criminal'

    02/12/2019 1:07:47 PM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 12, 2019

    02/12/2019 11:10:04 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 11 replies
    Omar will be speaking alongside a well-known Islamic Relief USA official, Yousef Abdallah, who has openly advocated for violence against Jews and has shared antisemitic sentiments on social media. The Middle East Forum’s Islamist Watch blog highlighted this address and reported several instances in which Abdallah posted or shared stories of incitement. This includes his captioning and sharing a “very beautiful [folk] story” about "martyrs" who provide guns to "kill more than 20 Jews" and "fire rockets at Tel Aviv." In addition, the forum also found that he had referred to Jews as "stinking," and had claimed that "the Jews...
  • Senate Intelligence Committee Finds No Direct Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion

    02/12/2019 10:44:41 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 48 replies
    Townhall ^ | Posted: Feb 12, 2019 12:25 PM | Matt Vespa
    After two years and 200 interviews, the Senate Intelligence Committee is approaching the end of its investigation into the 2016 election, having uncovered no direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to both Democrats and Republicans on the committee.
  • El Chapo found guilty

    02/12/2019 10:05:33 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | 02-12-2019 | By Meg Wagner, Brian Ries and Amanda Wills, CNN
    The near-mythical drug lord now faces life in prison   Jurors heard more than 200 hours of testimony from 56 witnesses (though notably not from Guzmán himself) over the course of the roughly two-and-a-half-month trial in BrooklynIt included testimony from a fellow cartel member who claimed that Guzmán once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.  Guzman, 61, will be sentenced on June 25. He faces the possibility of life in prison.Here's the full list of counts: Engaging in a Continuing Criminal EnterpriseInternational Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine and Marijuana Manufacture and Distribution ConspiracyCocaine Importation ConspiracyCocaine Distribution ConspiracyInternational...
  • Schiff met with Fusion GPS co-founder last July

    02/12/2019 8:22:40 AM PST · by tired&retired · 25 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Feb 8, 2019 | Lou Dobbs
    John Solomon, opinion contributor for The Hill, discusses how House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) met with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson at an Aspen security conference last July.