• Facebook Handing Over More Info To US Government: ‘This Is What Facebook Was Designed To Do’

    Facebook Handing Over More Info To US Government: ‘This Is What Facebook Was Designed To Do’

    Every year, Facebook gets tens of thousands of requests for data from governments worldwide, including search warrants, subpoenas, or calls to restrict certain kinds of content.

    And, according to a new report, those requests are increasing at an alarming rate.

    According to QZ.com, in the United States, the requests rose by 26% from the last six months of 2016 to the first six months of 2017, while globally, requests increased by about 21%.

    Since 2013, when the company first started providing data on government requests, the US number has been steadily rising—it has roughly tripled in a period of four years. READ MORE...

  • Did Rosie O'Donnell Commit A Federal Crime On Twitter?

    Did Rosie O’Donnell Commit A Federal Crime On Twitter?

    Hours before the U.S. Senate passed the tax overhaul bill early Wednesday morning, Rosie O’Donnell tweeted at Republican senators, offering them $2 million in cash to cast a vote against the GOP tax plan, which she said would “KILL AMERICANS FOR THE SUOER RICH” (sic).

    Yeah, she really did that.

    Offering members of Congress money or anything else of value in exchange for an official act is a federal crime. Louise Mensch tried to help O’Donnell out, but the comedienne was hearing NONE. OF. IT. READ MORE...

  • Why Do We Give Gifts At Christmas?

    Why Do We Give Gifts At Christmas?

    The Christmas tradition of gift-giving is tied by many to the Wise Men who gave Jesus Frankincense, Gold, and Myrrh. Frankincense was a perfume used in Jewish rituals of worship. Gold was the symbol of Kings, and myrrh was a perfume used on dead bodies.

    The historical Saint Nikolaos of Myra was a fourth-century Greek Bishop of Lycia. He is said to have given secret gifts of coins to those who left their shoes outside, a practice celebrated on his feast day, St. Nicholas Day on December 6 in the West and December 19 in the East. He is the model for Santa Claus. The patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, children, brewers, pawnbrokers, and students, he is revered by Anglicans, Catholics, Lutherans, Orthodox, and by some Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches. READ MORE...

  • Gun-Toting Dad Captures Burglar On Facebook Live: "You Tried To Break In The Wrong House!"

    Gun-Toting Dad Captures Burglar On Facebook Live: “You Tried To Break In The Wrong House!”

    A well-armed father caught a young man who appeared to be burglarizing the neighborhood and not only did he pull his gun on him and hold him at gunpoint until police arrived, but he decided to capture the moment on video via Facebook Live.

    On December 6, 2017, this father heard his daughter’s car alarm go off around the same time his neighbor phoned to let him know they had seen a person in the area.

    Baton Rouge resident Caesar Ray, who previously worked for the Department of Corrections, grabbed his rifle and went outside.  That’s when he came face to face with the burglar, Robert Garcia, who became a blathering mess as Ray commanded he get on the ground. READ MORE...

  • Apple Called Out In US Senate For Bowing To Communist China

    Apple Called Out In US Senate For Bowing To Communist China

    Sen. Marco Rubio lambasted Apple during a hearing Wednesday for its continued kowtowing to communist China, which notoriously censors free speech online. Rubio took particular issue with Apple CEO Tim Cook, who spoke at the World Internet Conference in China earlier this month.

    “The most confusing part of it all is that Apple CEO Tim Cook stood up at that conference and he celebrated China’s vision of an open internet,” Rubio said, referring to how China censors the internet. “He delivered the keynote speech on the opening day of that gathering.” READ MORE...

  • The Economic And Cultural Impact Of Marriage On Men, Women, And Children

    The Economic And Cultural Impact Of Marriage On Men, Women, And Children

    W. Bradford Wilcox is Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, Professor of Sociology, and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies. On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Wilcox shares his research on marriage, families, and how the structure of both impacts economics, class divides, and individual success.

    “We do know that when it comes to your happiness in life, marriage tends to give you a boost, and that kids tend to reduce your happiness…of course they also tend to increase your sense of meaning in life,” Wilcox said. READ MORE...

  • Twitter Bans Anti-Jihad Group That Trump Retweeted

    Twitter Bans Anti-Jihad Group That Trump Retweeted

    Twitter decision-makers have been continuing their practice of censorship — and denying said censorship — with the recent banning of a group perceived as anti-Muslim in nature that was put on the national radar when President Donald Trump retweeted it.

    It wasn’t that long ago that Twitter suspended the account of the Jewish Defense League for the crime of posting details of a Pamela Geller event. Read more about that by clicking linked story here.

    Here’s an excerpt: “Not only that, but Google has scrubbed its search results of sites and posts critical of jihad and sharia. Fifteen years of work, forty thousand plus posts of mine, just disappeared from Google search. Poof. It’s criminal. Google Adsense has suspended my account and Pinterest has blocked my links from being shared. YouTube deleted my account (only to reinstate it after a huge public outcry).” READ MORE...

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