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  • Obama sneaks $4 billion for illegals in lame duck budget

    12/03/2016 4:42:33 AM PST · by kevcol · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 2, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Specifically, $1 billion would provide "cash and medical expenses and social services" for illegals and refugees. Another $2.82 billion would fund the care of youths flooding across the border in historic numbers. "HHS is experiencing the highest number of unaccompanied children in care and the largest footprint of funded capacity in the program's history, and flows of unaccompanied children have continued to grow over the last months," said the administration's documents. That increase, which has shocked many immigration critics on Capitol Hill, is far more than the $1.4 billion increase the administration sought for veterans health care in the Fiscal...
  • Dad Sentenced To 40 Years For Killing Daughter’s Abuser (Grandfather)

    11/17/2016 4:19:23 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 20 replies
    Elitedaily.com ^ | November 17, 2016 | Oliver McAteer
    A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his daughter’s sexual abuser. Jay Maynor, 43, of Cullman, Alabama, took the lengthy prison time as part of plea deal so Julia, 24, didn’t have to testify in court. The mother of three was molested by her maternal grandfather Raymond Brooks multiple times between the ages of 4 and 9.
  • Witness testifies he saw leading gay activist minister sexually abusing boy

    11/14/2016 6:46:57 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 11-14-16 | Pete Baklinkski
    KENTVILLE, Nova Scotia, November 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Rev. Brent Hawkes, Canada’s most celebrated homosexual activist minister, is in court for allegedly sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy in the 1970s. The Court in Kentville heard the first witness testify that he saw Hawkes performing oral-genital actions on a teenage male at the pastor’s Nova Scotia home about 40 years ago. Witness Douglas Aylward said he was 16 years old when a group of friends returned to Hawkes’ home after drinking at a local tavern. At one point, the minister pulled the teenager inside a small bathroom, told him he had...
  • The Clinton Campaign at Obama Justice

    11/04/2016 2:29:38 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-3-16 | Kimberley Strassel
    The most obnoxious spin of the 2016 campaign came this week, as Democrats, their media allies and even President Obama accused the FBI of stacking the election. It’s an extraordinary claim, coming as it does from the same crew that has—we now know—been stacking the election all along in the corridors of the Justice Department. This is the true November surprise. For four months, FBI Director James Comey has been the public face of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server. He played that role so well, putting the FBI so front and center, that the country forgot about Mr....
  • ObamaCare Enrollees Face A Rude Awakening In Two Weeks

    10/19/2016 4:10:13 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 49 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/18/2016 | Staff
    Health Care: President Obama once told the country that ObamaCare was a "great product." When open enrollment for ObamaCare begins on Nov. 1, millions of Americans will discover just how big a lie this was. Although the mainstream press has largely ignored it during this election in favor of wall-to-wall coverage of Donald Trump's alleged misdeeds, ObamaCare is absolutely coming unglued. When the exchanges open for business in two weeks, people looking for insurance there will find far fewer choices, sky-high premiums and lower-quality plans. A recent analysis by Bloomberg found that because insurance companies have bailed out of so...
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  • Rhode Island liberals sterilize innocent woman

    09/28/2016 6:55:03 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Regina Immersio
    The following is testimony of Regina Immersio, a former resident of Rhode Island who was forced against her will by her parents to enroll in government programs and was forcibly sterilized with the drug Klonopin, the same drug that Country singer Stevie Nicks took and rendered her sterile as well. Regina suffered misery and hardship while on welfare and discovered to her horror that the medications she had taken had made her worse. She currently lives in Fort Collins Colorado where she volunteers in a women's ministry. My name is Regina Immersio, I'm 34 years old, I live in Fort...
  • From He to She in First Grade

    09/16/2016 6:45:09 AM PDT · by mykroar · 82 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | SEPT. 16, 2016 Continue reading the main storyShare This Page Share Tweet Pin Email More | LAURIE FRANKEL
    When our son turned 6, my husband and I bought him a puppet theater and a chest of dress-up clothes because he liked to put on plays. We filled the chest with 20 items from Goodwill, mostly grown-man attire: ties, button-down shirts, a gray pageboy cap and a suit vest. But we didn’t want his or his castmates’ creative output to be curtailed by a lack of costume choices, so we also included high heels, a pink straw hat, a dazzling fairy skirt and a sparkly green halter dress. He was thrilled with these presents. He put on the sparkly...
  • Why Spanking Does Not Work | Elizabeth Gershoff and Stefan Molyneux

    09/03/2016 8:24:21 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 184 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on You Tube on September 3, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    New studies have failed to find even a single positive benefit to spanking children and a near endless amount of horrible effects. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss her latest study, refuting the common pro-spanking arguments, why social justice warriors have nothing to do with less aggressive parenting, associating love with physical abuse and ending the escalating cycle of violence in relationships. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff is a developmental psychologist, in addition to being a Faculty Research Associate and Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at University of Texas at Austin. She recently published a revolutionary new...
  • What Weiner Walks Away With (1.2 Million+ Congressional Nest Egg)

    08/31/2016 5:40:49 PM PDT · by Regurgitated · 22 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Published: June 17, 2011 11:55 a.m. ET | Jack Hough
    After just 12 years on the job, the departing Congressman gets hefty retirement benefits. ... Suppose such a worker left his job today and rolled over his 401(k) proceeds to a self-directed retirement account. He grows his money at 5% a year and then draws a 4% income in retirement. By age 56 said worker would have enough to produce $15,000 in yearly income. If he waited until 62 he could collect $20,000. If that seems unfair, it gets worse. First, the 401(k) is contributing mostly his funds, while the federal pension is paid mostly from taxpayer funds. Second, after...
  • Florida millionaire releases surveillance video of his ex-fiancee 'beating herself up' after [tr]

    08/29/2016 8:37:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 29, 2016 | Wills Robinson
    A millionaire has released video of his former fiancee hitting herself in the face during a temper tantrum to rubbish claims he abused her. Scott Mitchell, 45, has released the footage of Mary Hunt, 29, supposedly beating herself up as part of a tense legal battle. The businessman from Tampa Bay, Florida, has accused her of stealing $2.1million worth of jewelry from the safe in his sprawling mansion when they split last summer. Hunt has claimed Mitchell was violent towards her, giving her black eyes and bruises, before he broke off the wedding in August.
  • Police: Girl, 4, found zip-tied, beaten thought her name was ‘Idiot’

    08/17/2016 7:57:54 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 42 replies
    NBC4i.com ^ | August 17, 2016 | NBC4i.com
    HOT SPRINGS, AR (WCMH/AP) — Police have arrested a Hot Springs, Arkansas, couple on battery and abuse charges for allegedly zip-tying a 4-year-old girl to her bed as punishment. Clarence Reed, 47, and the child’s mother, Jennifer Denen, 30, both of Hot Springs, Ark., are now charged with domestic battery, permitting abuse of a minor and endangering welfare of a minor. A police report says officers were summoned to the Cooper-Anthony Mercy Child Advocacy Center after workers there determined the child had been abused.
  • Cubs Apologize After Playing ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ for Accused Domestic Abuser

    08/15/2016 3:08:14 PM PDT · by Enchante · 55 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 15, 2016 | Gabriella Paiella
    For some reason, playing a song in which 50 percent of the lyrics are the exact phrase “smack my bitch up” for an accused domestic abuser didn’t quite sit right with people, leading the Cubs to issue the following formal apology: "The selection of this track showed a lack of judgment and sensitivity to an important issue. We have terminated our relationship with the employee responsible for making the selection and will be implementing stronger controls to review and approve music before public broadcast during our games."
  • First (Nickelodeon) Children's TV Program to Showcase (interracial) 'Married' Gay Couple

    07/23/2016 8:04:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 20, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    For the first time, a children's TV network is featuring a "married" gay couple. Cable television network Nickelodeon, which broadcasts programming geared toward children and adolescents, is scheduled to air an episode Wednesday of their new show "Loud House" featuring two men in a same-sex "marriage." In the episode "Overnight Success," main character Lincoln Loud opens his front door to greet his best friend and the friend's parents — an interracial gay "married" couple. Prior to meeting the pair, Loud quips, "This is it. Time to make history." He then addresses the parents as Mr. McBride and Mr. McBride. The...
  • Abusive Babysitter Exposed by Family Dog

    07/21/2016 2:25:48 PM PDT · by RegulatorCountry · 100 replies
    Pet MD ^ | Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell
    Two parents in South Carolina knew something wasn’t right when their normally mild mannered and playful dog started acting strange toward the babysitter they hired to watch their infant son. Their dog’s behavior eventually led to the babysitter being convicted of abusing that same child.
  • TODDLER BEATING ENDS WHEN BAT-WIELDING MAN INTERVENES

    07/03/2016 9:49:27 AM PDT · by DrJeff · 87 replies
    ABC NY ^ | Friday, July 01, 201
    VANCOUVER, Washington -- A 2-year-old girl is in critical condition and fighting for her life after deputies say her own father nearly beat her to death. But one man is being credited with giving her the chance to survive. Don Gilbert is still in shock after he intervened when the girl's father, 32-year-old Kyle Holder, started attacking his daughter at a motel in Vancouver, Washington, authorities say. Deputies say Holder and his girlfriend were in their motel room and their 2-year-old daughter was sleeping when suddenly, Holder grabbed the girl and threw her out the window onto the concrete. Law...
  • Woman Arrested for Whipping Great-GrandDaughter With Switch

    06/30/2016 10:43:43 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 87 replies
    ABC7Chicago.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | ABC7 Staff
    An Arkansas woman was taken to jail for using a switch on her great-granddaughter, who she says was misbehaving. Police say the girl has visible welts on her arm. Norma Toussaint, 70, says she's not a bad person, but says she did pull a switch off her front hedges, stripped the leaves and used it to punish her 12-year-old great-granddaughter. "I went back in the house and whooped her on her arm," Toussaint said. Upset, the girl threatened to dial 911. "I asked, I said, 'You want to call the police on me?' And she said, 'Yes.' I said, 'Call...
  • DA: Upland man wouldn’t sign young nephew’s homework unless boy performing sex acts

    06/06/2016 4:55:45 PM PDT · by Bullish · 27 replies
    Inland Valley dialy bulletin ^ | 6-6-16 | Beatriz Valenzuela
    RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> As the slight, victimized 12-year-old boy sat in a witness box during his uncle’s sexual abuse trial, he tensed up, slumped a little in his chair and reached his hand toward something out of the jury’s sight. His small hand found the warm and dark head of a black Labrador, Lupe, and he began to stroke her fur. Still nervous, the boy was able to relax slightly and continue with his testimony — testimony, which coupled with additional evidence and corroborating witness statements, helped a jury convict his uncle, Mario Hernandez, 59, of Upland, of years of...
  • Tribute to the Victim’s of Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring

    05/28/2016 10:44:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Top Dog Tips.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Diana Beth Miller
    You Need to See This Tribute to the Victim’s of Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring By Diana Beth Miller - May 23, 2016 Dog fighting has been around for decades. We once may have thought of this practice as one of those faraway, unmentionable “sports” that takes place in the dark recesses of abandoned buildings with less-than-stellar characters at the helm. But, when news broke of an American football quarterback, Michael Vick’s, horrendous practice of dog fighting within the confines of his “luxury” home and property, people were not only shocked and stunned, but also extremely angry that this high-profile...
  • Jewish mother, children rescued from Palestinian village

    05/17/2016 2:56:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/5/16 | Chaim Lev
    The Yad L'Achim anti-missionary organization safely extricated a Jewish mother and three children from an Arab village last week, after a 15-year ordeal. The woman, referred to as 'A.,' married a Palestinian Arab working illegally in Israel in 2001. They lived both in Israel and in a Palestinian Authority (PA) village. After he was arrested by police for crossing into Israel unlawfully, they were deported to the PA village and lived with his family. Eventually, they returned to Israel. Their first son was born in 2006. The Arab man promised A. many things before their wedding but reneged on them,...
  • Banks woman accused of sex abuse on Alaska Air flight

    05/09/2016 3:15:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    KOIN 6 News ^ | May 9, 2016
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Banks, Oregon woman was arrested at PDX for sexually abusing another woman on a flight from Las Vegas Sunday night, police documents revealed. Heidi McKinney was arrested when Alaska Airlines flight 621 landed in Portland around 9:20 p.m. Police were alerted to the alleged crime while the plane was still en route to PDX. The 26-year-old woman was taken into custody after an initial investigation into the accusation McKinney touched the woman on her breast and genitals without consent.
  • When Simon met Sammie: The uplifting moment a Boxer puppy who was shot in the head (shortened)

    05/08/2016 5:24:09 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 May, 2016 | KIRI BLAKELEY
    Full Title: When Simon met Sammie: The uplifting moment a Boxer puppy who was shot in the head, dragged behind car and left for dead is comforted by another abused pooch at the vet Two abused dogs have found a buddy for life in each other while they recover from their harrowing ordeals in a South Carolina veterinary clinic. Sammie, a four-month-old boxer puppy, was brought to a kill shelter by his 'owner' after the heartless individual spray-painted him, shot him in the head, and then dragged him behind a car. The poor pooch was left for dead, but after...
  • Jesse Kaplan: Boy with Asperger's Syndrom commits suicide after being forcibly sterilized

    05/05/2016 6:03:15 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 39 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball & Rita Kaplan
    The following is the testimony of Rita Kaplan, mother of the deceased Jesse Kaplan who took his own life in 2000 after he was forcibly neutered and sterilized by the state of California after being classified as a social undesirable with severe Asperger's syndrome. His mother spoke with Me several months ago by an Email correspondence about Jesse and what happened to him. The Kaplans live in San Jose. Rita still lives there. Jesse is survived by An older brother who lives in Las Vegas and Younger sister who lives in Visalia. My Name is Rita Kaplan. I want to share with...
  • Cruz Puts Faith in Ground Game to Stop Trump in Indiana

    05/02/2016 8:04:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | May 2, 2016 | Mark Niquette
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://chronicle.com/article/When-Everyone-Goes-to-College-/236313?key=Km5VaSwSOs9-HKfuI3FnkvBnLNgCDGedRc3dh4ndFUdfaEt3dWVzN2RDVG50MnowVjFjazJiaHBNN3JUd3FnR3o3UzhkSEF1WUZF
  • TSA says its Randomizer app only cost $47,400

    04/05/2016 9:14:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Fusion ^ | April 4, 2016 | Ethan Chiel
    If you've flown recently, you may have seen a TSA agent holding a tablet that pops up an arrow that tells you which line you should stand in. That little app is called a "Randomizer" and TSA agents use it to determine who is subject to the random searches that are a part of the TSA Pre-check program. Here’s a video of it in action: . . . You wouldn't know it, because it looks incredibly simple, but it appears that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) paid IBM $47,400 for the app, part of a larger $336,000 payout. IBM has...
  • Obamaphone expands to Obama-Internet, with little thought of cost, abuse

    04/02/2016 6:02:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Remember the Obamaphone? "Everybody in Cleveland have got Obamaphone, keep Obama as president, you know?" said Michelle Dowery, an Obama supporter at a 2012 Mitt Romney event, which went viral at the time. "He gave us a phone, he's going to do more ... You sign up, you on food stamps, you on Social Security, you got no income, you got disability." Mr. Obama has indeed done more. The Federal Communications Commission agreed Thursday to expand the Obamaphone, dubbed the LifeLine Program, to include high-speed Internet access. By doing so, the cost of the program will increase by 50 percent,...
  • Miami Man Charged With Killing Baby Girl

    03/31/2016 3:26:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 3/30/16
    A man is behind bars, accused of killing his 4-month old baby girl.... An autopsy showed Harlow died as a result of various injuries including multiple skull fractures, severe brain injuries, fractured arm and leg, a dislocated elbow and multiple fracture ribs..... ....Gonzalez confessed to intentionally causing harm to his baby girl. He was later taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse with great bodily harm and torture. CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald reported that the father told detectives he was upset because the child was fussy.
  • Screaming to sleep, Part One: The moral imperative to end 'cry it out'

    03/25/2016 8:50:29 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 89 replies
    Philly Voice ^ | 150126 | Amy Wright Glenn
    Suddenly, Tyler is screaming. Screaming. Tyler’s screams could pierce through the din of any commercial. They could break glass. Gabriel sits up with a start, his heart racing.
  • Feds Spend $6,000 Studying 'History of French Lesbian Activism'

    03/25/2016 3:13:55 PM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 25, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Endowment for the Humanities released its latest round of projects, which includes studies of the "history of French lesbian activism," and $20,000 for a new college course on "questions about neighborliness." The projects are part of $21.1 million in grants announced this week for the federal agency's "Common Good" initiative. Tamara Chaplin, an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, received a $6,000 summer stipend for her project "Postwar French Media, and the Struggle for Gay Rights."
  • Documents reveal coordination between State, Clinton nonprofit

    03/24/2016 8:49:28 PM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 22, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    Documents released on Tuesday reveal that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's staff at the State Department coordinated with staff at the Clinton Global Initiative to help her thank the nonprofit's donors for their "commitments." The information, obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request, includes emails from 2009 that were exchanged between prominent staff members at both organizations. "We can arrange it however HRC [Hillary Rodham Clinton] prefers," says one Aug. 24 email from Amitabh Desai, CGI's director of policy planning, in reference to the agenda that would be in place for one of the organization's...
  • EPA sues 77-year-old farmer over riverside earthwork near Albany

    03/22/2016 1:04:51 PM PDT · by Twotone · 33 replies
    Register-Guard ^ | March 18, 2016 | Dylan Darling
    A Linn County man who farms near Albany could face big daily water-pollution fines from the federal Environmental Protection Agency because he has failed to remove or get permits for a massive rock and earthen dike he built along the North Santiam River. William Case, 77, could be fined $37,500 a day for violations to the federal Clean Water Act, according to a lawsuit the EPA filed last month in U.S. District Court in Eugene.
  • Bill's former mistress says if Trump can't take down Clintons, nobody can

    03/21/2016 9:51:43 PM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 21, 2016 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Sally Miller, the former Miss Arkansas who claims she had a three-month affair with Bill Clinton in 1983, says the only one who can beat the Clintons is Donald Trump. The former beauty queen was recently profiled in the Daily Mail, where she alleged she was subjected to stalking and harassment by the Clintons following the end of her affair with the then-governor. "She [Hillary] doesn't care what I say about Bill, that's old news," Miller told the Mail. "But I think she wonders what Bill told me... With the election coming up she can't afford any sort of loose...
  • Report: FBI 'increasingly certain' Clinton broke the law

    03/21/2016 10:17:48 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 21, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    "FBI chief James Comey and his investigators are increasingly certain presidential nominee Hillary Clinton violated laws in handling classified government information through her private e-mail server," Charles Gasparino said career agents had told him. "Some expect him to push for charges, but he faces a formidable obstacle: the political types in the Obama White House who view a Clinton presidency as a third Obama term," Gasparino added. "With that, agents have been spreading the word, largely through associates in the private sector, that their boss is getting stonewalled, despite uncovering compelling evidence Clinton broke the law."
  • CT Bill Would Confiscate Guns Before Allegations of Abuse Proven

    03/18/2016 4:35:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 16, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    A new bill introduced in Connecticut changes state law so that guns are confiscated from the subject of a protective order the moment the request for the order is filed rather than waiting until the accused has an opportunity to have his or her case heard by a judge. The measure is supported by state senator Mae Flexer (D-Killingly), who says, "The minute a woman comes forward and asks for a temporary restraining order is the most dangerous moment of her life." Opponents of the measure point out that the request for a protective order on the accusation of criminal...
  • House bans use of EBT food-assistance cards at strip clubs, casinos, liquor stores

    03/18/2016 3:30:55 PM PDT · by kevcol · 69 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | March 17, 2016 | Katherine Gregg
    Before voting nay, Rep. Edith Ajello, D-Providence, said she supported the thrust of the bill, but felt — as the state's director of human services does — that the proposed penalties are too harsh. First offense: a one-month reduction in benefits; second offense: a three-month reduction in benefits. Anyone caught three times would be disqualified from the direct cash assistance program for a year.
  • To Maintain Supply of Sex Slaves, ISIS Pushes Birth Control

    03/13/2016 4:54:33 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | March 12, 2017 | Rukmini Callimachi
    DOHUK, Iraq — Locked inside a room where the only furniture was a bed, the 16-year-old learned to fear the sunset, because nightfall started the countdown to her next rape. During the year she was held by the Islamic State, she spent her days dreading the smell of the ISIS fighter’s breath, the disgusting sounds he made and the pain he inflicted on her body.... Soon after buying her, the fighter brought the teenage girl a round box containing four strips of pills, one of them colored red. [She] learned only months later that she was being given birth control....
  • Islamic Values on the March Around the Globe [semi-satire]

    03/07/2016 1:25:44 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Mar 2016 | John Semmens
    The Punjab Province of Pakistan's efforts to criminalize violence against women was denounced as un-Islamic by the Council of Islamic Ideology. "The Quran explicitly grants men control over their women," Muhammad Khan Sherani, head of the Council pointed out. "The secular authorities have no right to impede the laws given to us by Allah." Fazlur Rehman, the chief of one of Pakistan's largest religious parties, the Jamiat-i-Ulema Islam, concurred. "This law makes every man insecure. If a husband is barred from beating his wife, if a father is prohibited from killing a wayward daughter we will descend into the same...
  • Fox host Bill O'Reilly loses custody of children amid abuse allegations

    03/04/2016 6:46:56 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 85 replies
    RT ^ | March 01, 2016
    Fox host Bill O'Reilly loses custody of children amid abuse allegations Published time: 1 Mar, 2016 Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly lost custody of his teenage children over allegations of domestic abuse by his ex-wife. The New York Appellate Division unanimously ruled that O'Reilly's 13- and 17-year-old children should live full time with their mother, Maureen McPhilmy, who was married to the conservative commentator for 15 years. A 1,400 word opinion using anonymous names was issued by the court last week, but the media only figured out who it was this week. The ruling states it was the "clearly...
  • Hospitals Cutting Jobs While Obama Continues to Throw Away Billions to This Industry

    03/01/2016 6:48:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 1, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. Barack Obama began peddling his national healthcare system. On more than one occasion, he pointed to Canada and the United Kingdom as examples of a workable national healthcare system. When I first heard him point to them, I instantly thought of Rachel, a work acquaintance who lived and worked in the United Kingdom. She was experiencing abdominal pains and having problems eating for months before England’s National Health Service doctors finally diagnosed the problem to be her gall bladder. The doctor said it needed to be removed. However, from the time they wrote the...
  • Louisiana Judge Strikes Down Law that Requires Priest to Report Abuse Mentioned in Confession

    03/01/2016 6:39:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    A Louisiana judge has ruled unconstitutional a new state law requiring priests to report sexual abuse that is mentioned in a sacramental confession. Judge Mike Caldwell made his ruling in a long-running and complicated case in which Father Jeff Bayhi had been directed to testify about what a young woman reportedly told him in a confession. The young woman has said that she told Father Bayhi about being molested by a member of his parish. Father Bayhi had refused to testify, citing the inviolability of the confessional seal. Judge Caldwell ruled that the state law making priests mandated reporters of...
  • 'Staggering' abuse cover-up in Altoona-Johnstown Catholic diocese, grand jury says

    03/01/2016 8:54:04 AM PST · by MeganC · 110 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | March 1, 2016 10:30 AM | Peter Smith
    Hundreds of children were molested, raped and destined to lasting psychological trauma by at least 50 priests and others associated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown across half a century, a state grand jury has found in denouncing coverups orchestrated by two bishops and enabled by the law enforcement officials they controlled.
  • Study: Transgender children allowed to live openly fare well

    02/28/2016 6:21:48 AM PST · by skimbell · 52 replies
    CHICAGO (AP) via QCOnline ^ | February 26, 2016 | CHICAGO (AP)
    In second grade, the family agreed to let Daniel legally change his name and at the boy's request, his school agreed to go along with the change, even letting Daniel use the boy's bathroom. "He is very well-adjusted" but still feels stress because he knows not everyone is so accepting, Heumann said. Daniel "was very anxious before coming out at school," but refused the option of keeping the secret, Heumann recalled. "He looked at me and said, 'Dad, I can't. It's harder to live a lie and not as I am truly than to deal with this anxiety right now.'"
  • Rare Dolphin Dies for Mob Selfie

    02/18/2016 7:24:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 18, 2016 | James Joiner
    Two Franciscana dolphins were ripped from the waves near an Argentinan resort last week, then manhandled to shore, where they were passed around a clutching mob seeking cute selfie moments. In the process, at least one of the intelligent, playful cetaceans died from the experience. Franciscana, or La Plata, dolphins are unable to spend as long out of the water as their larger brethren. “At least one of these dolphins suffered a horrific, traumatic and utterly unnecessary death, for the sake of a few photographs,” a spokesperson from the World Animal Protection group told ABC in Australia, condemning the despicable...
  • Jeffrey Epstein underage abuse victims sue government saying they were kept in the dark...

    02/11/2016 4:12:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/11/16 | Chris Spargo
    Jeffrey Epstein underage abuse victims sue government saying they were kept in the dark about 'sweetheart deal' giving billionaire immunity after he pleaded guilty to hiring teen for sex A decade after police began an investigation into claims that financier Jeffrey Epstein had solicited teenage girls for sex, two women who the government designated as underage victims at the time have filed a lawsuit over his 'sweetheart deal.' The women, identified as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, claim in court papers filed Wednesday that they were unaware of the secret deal being made between the defense team and...
  • High-profile gay activist minister charged with sexually abusing boy in 1970s

    02/04/2016 2:20:40 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 2, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Canada’s most celebrated homosexual activist minister has been charged for allegedly sexually abusing a boy in the mid-1970s. Rev. Brent Hawkes, 65, of the Metropolitan Community Church in Toronto, has been charged with indecent assault on a male and gross indecency. He was summoned to court in Kentville, Nova Scotia yesterday to face the charges. Local police have refused to provide further details.   Hawkes, who lives with his male "husband," has become a major icon of homosexual activism in Canada. He famously flouted Canadian law by illegally "marrying" a homosexual couple in his Toronto church...
  • IRS Scandal: It's The Tax Collector's Turn To Be A Defendant

    01/22/2016 5:42:32 AM PST · by Taxman · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/14/16 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Justice: It's not often that the victims of IRS abuse find satisfaction, but the Tea Party groups mistreated by the tax collector will get a shot. Maybe next will be an audit of the IRS — which apparently hasn't changed its ways. On Tuesday, Day 978 of the unresolved IRS scandal, a federal judge granted class-action status to as many as 300 conservative groups that have been affected by the agency's practice of unduly scrutinizing small-government organizations that sought tax-exempt status but which the IRS saw as dangerous dissidents. U.S. District Court Judge Susan Dlott's ruling also opens the door...
  • Beyond Cruel and Unusual Punishment

    01/21/2016 7:05:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | )1/21/16 | Jim O'Neill
    The “zoo” is located near the town of Gyumri in Armenia “[The animals] display all the signs of creatures slowly being driven mad by their unnatural existence.”—Allan Hall “The World’s Saddest Zoo” Cruising the “Drudge Report” yesterday, I noticed the photo of a forlorn looking bear peering out from behind bars with the accompanying headline “The World’s Saddest Zoo,” which linked to an article by Allan Hall in the UK’s “Daily Mail.” News headlines often depict a crazy and cruel world, and perhaps I’ve become too jaded and cynical regarding the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” – but Hall’s...
  • Kindergartner Provokes Debate Over Transgender Policy at Minnesota School

    01/19/2016 12:56:58 PM PST · by detective · 38 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 January 2016 | Raven Clabough
    Parents of a five-year old "transgender" child are asking the school's kindergarten class to take up the task of educating students on gender dysphoria, the condition of identifying as a sex that is opposite of one's biological makeup. The request has prompted opposition from a number of parents, while several others have voiced their support. According to the Daily Caller, it began when the parents of a gender-confused boy, who remains unidentified, sent their child to Nova Classical Academy, a charter school in St. Paul, Minnesota, wearing a girl's jumper and pink shoes. The parents, Hannah and Dave Edwards, indicated...
  • Washington bill would create registry of convicted animal abusers

    01/14/2016 8:53:44 AM PST · by Baynative · 43 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 1/13/16 | Staff
    OLYMPIA, Wash. - A new bill in Washington state seeks to create a statewide registry of people convicted of animal abuse. Senate Bill 6234, sponsored by Republican Sen. Joe Fain, is modeled on a law that recently took effect in Tennessee. Under the measure, the registry would be posted online by the state Attorney General's office and would include the names, addresses and photos of people convicted of first or second degree animal cruelty, animal fighting or poisoning. Convicted animal abusers would remain on the registry for 10 years after conviction.
  • Why Ethan, 8, Looks Great in Makeup, No Matter What His Haters Say [Mark 9]

    01/08/2016 12:58:32 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 78 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01/08/2016 | Emily Shire
    Eight-year-old Ethan Wilwert wanted one special thing for Christmas—not a puppy, nor, thankfully, a hoverboard. Ethan wanted an in-person makeup tutorial at the MAC Cosmetics store in his family’s local Florida mall. “A couple of months before Christmas, he and I were at the mall, and we went into the MAC store,” Ethan’s mom, Season Wilwert, told The Daily Beast. “He’s always been interested in makeup. It’s something he likes to do creative-wise. It’s something he gets excited about. He watches a lot of online tutorials.” In fact, Wilwert laughed that Ethan is already helping her do her own. “He...