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  • Man who trained girlfriend's pet pug to give Nazi salutes convicted of hate crime (UK)

    03/20/2018 10:36:46 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 5 replies
    Full title: Man who trained girlfriend's pet pug to give Nazi salutes on 'Sieg Heil' command is convicted of posting offensive message online A man who taught his girlfriend's "cute, wee" pet pug to do Nazi salutes has been found guilty of a race hate crime. Mark Meechan, 29, who filmed the dog, named Buddha, responding to statements such as "Sieg Heil" and "gas the Jews", will be sentenced later today. Derek O'Carroll found him guilty of communicating a video which was "grossly offensive" because it was anti-Semitic and aggravated by religious prejudice. Meechan, of Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, claimed the...
  • What’s genius for Obama is scandal when it comes to Trump

    03/20/2018 10:36:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 1 replies ^ | 03-20-2018 | By Ben Shapiro,
    On Sunday, The Guardian reported on the supposedly nefarious workings of President Trump’s data-gathering team at Cambridge Analytica. The report suggested that Cambridge Analytica had essentially issued questionnaires through a third party; those questionnaires, which were personality quizzes, requested that you use your Facebook login. Cambridge Analytica then compiled data regarding those who completed the quiz and cross-referenced that data with political preferences in order to target potential voters. This isn’t particularly shocking. In 2012, The Guardian reported that President Obama’s reelection team was “building a vast digital data operation that for the first time combines a unified database on...
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    And we're working on the final $4k!! Thank you very much, dear FRiends, for keeping your donations coming in, even while our regular donation system has been down. FReepers are the absolute greatest!! I've been praying every day and I'm still praying that this upgrade can be completed today (or very soon) so we can get back to normal. Meanwhile, the special PayPal links I set up work for those using PayPal. And now I've set up a special donate link via for credit card donations. is the company we use and have been using for over 15...
  • Decision Made in Damond Case; Noor Listed on Hennepin County Jail Roster

    03/20/2018 10:25:08 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies ^ | 3/20/18 | Rebecca Omastiak and Joe Augustine
    Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, who fatally shot Justine Damond last July, is now listed on the jail roster in Hennepin County and county attorney Mike Freeman has scheduled a press conference for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hennepin County Government Center. According to the roster, he is being held on possible third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges. Damond's family issued the following statement: Justine’s family in Australia and the US applaud today’s decision to criminally charge Officer Noor with Justine’s murder as one step toward justice for this iniquitous act. While we waited over eight months to come to...
  • Cheer up. You’ve made it to spring (in the northern hemisphere)

    03/20/2018 10:20:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot ^ | March 20, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    While not bothering to calculate it down to the precise minute, spring is arriving in the northern hemisphere today. I’ll confess that I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately and this winter has been a particularly trying one for a number of reasons. But this is the time when hope springs eternal, plants begin to bloom, love is in the air and all of that romantic nonsense, right? Why not find something pleasant to focus on even in the midst of far too much depressing news.I’d first like to share with you a column written back in the...
  • This trap was set well before Trump won

    03/20/2018 10:10:29 AM PDT · by yoe · 5 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | March 18, 2018 | Charles Hurt
    So this is the new standard for electing a president here in America, the greatest living experiment in self-governance. A man can run the gauntlet against more than 20 professional politicians and come out victorious.He can win more than 40 Republican primary contests and beat every professional political campaigner out there, earning the votes of more than 14 million Republicans. He can then turn his attention to beating the most powerful, entrenched political machine America has seen in nearly a half-century. (That corrupt machine had just pulled off its most devious and dishonest scam ever - rigging a presidential primary...
  • Gaffney rebukes Al-Jazeera’s intimidation tactics and condemns use of discredited SPLC as source

    03/20/2018 10:07:26 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 19 March 18 | Frank Gaffney
    I received today an email with an attached so-called “legal letter” from a senior producer at Al Jazeera Media Network. One need look no further than the letterhead, “Confidential” marking and warnings at the bottom of that attachment to recognize that, quite apart from its content, this email is intended to threaten and intimidate. It asked for my prompt written response to several allegations about me and my organization, the Center for Security Policy. Those allegations are clearly defamatory. These unfounded charges say more about the purported “experts” who have made them than about those they are smearing. According to...
  • Report: Special Counsel Robert Mueller Focusing on Trump Obstruction, Not Collusion

    03/20/2018 9:44:37 AM PDT · by davikkm · 79 replies
    breitbart ^ | KRISTINA WONG
    Special counsel Robert Mueller has focused on events since the election — not during the campaign — in his conversations with President Trump’s lawyers, Axios reported Monday. “That suggests a focus on obstruction of justice while in office, rather than collusion with Russia during the campaign,” the report said. The report said the top two topics that Mueller has expressed interest in so far are the firings of FBI director James Comey and national security adviser Michael Flynn. President Trump fired Comey last May, under the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. However, in an interview, Trump said the...
  • Facebook data scandal: Social network's security chief in spotlight, reportedly leaving this year

    03/20/2018 9:35:23 AM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/20/2018 | christopher carbone
    Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief security officer who helped track down how Russia harnessed the network for its 2016 disinformation campaign, is under a spotlight and reportedly set to resign later this year amid fallout over the social network's work with a data mining firm used by the Trump campaign. The social network is reeling from revelations that data for 50 million users was harvested by Cambridge Analytica, and facing renewed scrutiny from lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic, putting Stamos’s future at Facebook in doubt.
  • James Comey Weighing Hollywood Offers for Memoir

    03/20/2018 9:24:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 20, 2018 | Andy Lewis
    Former FBI Director James Comey, who was famously fired by President Donald Trump in May 2017, is considering selling the option to his hotly anticipated memoir, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, which publishes April 17. Comey’s agents at DC-based Javelin, Matt Latimer and Keith Urbahn, were in Los Angeles last week fielding pitches, according to a source with knowledge of the visit. A film or TV deal wasn’t something Comey even thought about until a flood of people in Hollywood called and expressed interest after the book was announced in early August. Comey is said to be unsure...
  • Second explosive device found at FedEx facility

    03/20/2018 9:15:14 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 38 replies
    CBS Austin ^ | 03/20/2018 | by SBG San Antonio
    SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Police Chief William McManus confirmed a second package was found to be loaded with an explosive device at a FedEx facility on Tuesday. He said the package was removed from the facility and was being 'worked on' by investigators. When pressed for more information, an SAPD spokesperson said off-camera, 'We can't talk about it.'
  • 2 Students Hurt, Shooter Dead After Md. School Shooting

    03/20/2018 9:12:15 AM PDT · by yoe · 70 replies
    NBC ^ | March 30, 2018 | NBCWashington Staff
    A student pulled out a gun and shot two other students at a high school in southeast Maryland Tuesday morning before the shooter was fatally wounded, the St. Mary’s County sheriff says. The student entered Great Mills High School in Great Mills at the beginning of the school day and shot a female student in a hallway, Sheriff Tim Cameron told News4. A male student also was hit by a bullet.
  • 100-year-old runner, a World War II vet, sets 5 new world track records

    03/20/2018 9:09:25 AM PDT · by DFG · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/20/2018 | Robert Gearty
    A 100-year-old Texas man says he's on “the top of the world” after breaking five world running records for his age group during a championship meet in Maryland last weekend. Orville Rogers, a Dallas resident who trained bomber pilots during World War II, is proof age is just a number after his record-setting performances at the USATF Master Indoor Track and Field Championships.
  • Another Youtube Purge Now *Terminating* Non-Leftist Political Channels

    Another major Youtube algorithm change is resulting in mass account terminations, video flagging and further demonetization of popular political Youtube channels. And yes, you guessed it, they are almost all on the political right. This purge is rolling out now just one year after the ‘adpocolypse” censorial wave hit where Youtube began mass demonetization of primarily conservative political sites — from alt right sites to Louder With Crowder, who uses edgy political humor from the traditional right, all the way to mainstream conservative sites such as PragerU. The demonetization and flagging of dozens of popular conservative sites has been continuing...
  • Mr. President: Please Be Careful What You Wish For

    03/20/2018 9:01:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American ^ | March 20, 2018 | Lester Jackson
    In the wake of the 100% preventable Valentine's Day maniac murders of 17 children, calls for mental health assessments have become popular.  President Trump tweeted a ringing endorsement of mental health checks: the murderer "was a sick person – very sick – and we had a lot of warning about him being sick.  This wasn't a surprise."  The president repeated the mental health mantra the next day at CPAC. This enthusiasm for mental health should be viewed with extreme caution.  It is a classic example of the old adage "be careful what you wish for."  No one ought to realize this better than President Trump himself.  After all, his own mental...
  • REPORT: ‘Armed School Resource Officer’ Took Down Maryland High School Shooter

    03/20/2018 8:55:03 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:45 AM 03/20/2018 | Christian Datoc
    The Great Mills High School student who injured two others Tuesday morning was reportedly stopped by the school’s “armed” resource officer. snip Sheriff Tim Cameron... stated that three students were injured in the incident, including the shooter himself, who was taken down by an armed school resource officer. The SRO reportedly responded without hesitation and exchanged gunshots with the suspect before disarming him. He was not injured in the exchange.
  • YouTube Removing Gun Videos in 30 days

    03/20/2018 8:53:46 AM PDT · by JamesP81 · 60 replies
    Full30 Facebook page ^ | 3-19-2018 | Full30
    I received an email from my Google/YouTube rep at 9:30pm tonight. He requested an emergency meeting tomorrow to discuss YouTube's new policies regarding firearms content. This is really bad. Please read this carefully and a couple of times, and let it sink in. 1/3rd of my videos or more will need to be removed. If you don't have them removed in 30 days, your channel will be deleted for policy violations. I wish this were a joke. It's not. I feel horrible for reloading channels or NFA channels. Showing how to make ammo or even showing the installation of a...
  • Profs puzzled that conservatives resist social justice courses

    03/20/2018 8:50:11 AM PDT · by Maceman · 27 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 3/20/2018 | Toni Airaksenin
    Two education professors recently argued that aspiring K-12 teachers who hold conservative views and resist social justice theories may not be qualified to work with children. Erin Miller and Tehia Stark-Glass, both professors at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, advanced the case in a March 8 article in the journal The New Educator entitled “The Maintenance of Whiteness in Urban Education,” expressing concerns that white conservative teachers will be unable to effectively teach minorities if they do not thoroughly internalize social justice. "Their whiteness seemed to congeal when they perceived the course material as un-American, in contrast with their conservatism."...
  • Homeschooling: The Best Hope for America's Future

    03/20/2018 8:46:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American ^ | March 20, 2018 | Lloyd Marcus
    A 7-year-old in second grade came home and said, "Mom, Dad, guess what! Our teacher read us the funniest book. It was so silly. It was about a prince who was getting married, but he didn't marry a princess. He married a prince! Isn't that so silly, Mom?" The book read to the confused child to introduce 7-year-olds to same-sex "marriage" is King and King by Linda de Haan. Without parental knowledge or consent, 5-year-old Jacob, entering kindergarten, came home with a "diversity bookbag." Inside was a book introducing kindergartners to same-sex households, celebrating Clifford and her dad's "partner," Henry...
  • The Real Reason Toys R Us Is Closing That No One Wants to Talk About: Birthrates

    03/20/2018 8:40:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/20/2018 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    If you're a parent, you've had at least one passing discussion on the closure of Toys R Us. The mega-giant toy chain that ruled the childhoods of many of today's parents is shuttering nearly 200 stores this month. While bankruptcy is the official reason, it isn't the only or perhaps even the biggest reason why Geoffrey the Giraffe is being sent to the big zoo in the sky: Debt. Competition from online retailers like Amazon, as well as cheaper big-box stores like Wal-Mart and Target. Yes, bad customer service, too. All of these are the most commonly cited reasons...