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  • Officers Praised For Saving Thrown Baby

    03/05/2018 2:56:23 PM PST · by Mark · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/4/2018 | Gene Kang and Rick Montanez
    Police say that the 3-week-old boy's father spiked him to the ground like a football. Short video at link.
  • Britain flooded with super-strength cannabis which could be driving mental health problems

    02/27/2018 5:25:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 27 February 2018 • 10:30PM | Sarah Knapton
    Nearly all cannabis on Britain’s streets is now super-strength skunk that could be fueling the rise in mental health problems, scientists have warned. Researchers at King’s College London tested almost 1,000 police seizures from Kent, Derbyshire, Merseyside, Sussex and the capital in 2016, and found 94 percent were of a dangerously high potency. In 2005, just 51 percent of cannabis sold on the street was sinsemilla, also known as skunk. Dr. Marta Di Forti, Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist at King’s College warned that the powerful drug placed Britain’s 2.1 million cannabis users at risk of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression,...
  • Turkey’s accusations against Muslim not reciprocated (former PYD Co-chair Saleh Muslim)

    02/27/2018 1:33:34 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    ANF News (Prague, CZ) ^ | Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018, 14:03 | ANF PRAGUE
    The Turkish state’s accusations against former PYD Co-chair Saleh Muslim were not reciprocated by the Czechia’s judiciary. Muslim was released without any conditions. Former PYD Co-chair Saleh Muslim who had been taken into custody in Prague this weekend on Turkey’s demand faced a judge today. The hearing was held in the Prague Municipal Court and Muslim was released. Turkey’s accusations with no legal base were not reciprocated by the court. Judge Jaroslav Pytloun didn’t comment on the verdict. Sources close to the case say the court didn’t pose any conditions and ruled that Muslim can move freely within the EU...
  • Child psychologist molests pre-teen girl, posts assault online, police say

    02/21/2018 11:55:33 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 48 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution via WPXI ^ | February 21, 2018 | Ben Brasch
    COBB County, Ga. - An adolescent psychologist who was the head of a mental health and therapy firm in downtown Atlanta allegedly molested at least one girl and posted recordings of it online. Jonathan Gersh, 37, has been in Cobb County jail since Valentine’s Day without bond on several felony charges of child molestation and child pornography, jail records showed Tuesday afternoon. Because of his job, police said they believe there might be more victims. Homeland Security agents contacted Cobb detectives on Feb. 6 about a possible incident in the county, cops said. A police warrant indicated that federal law...
  • UK Court Hears of Plot To Rape, Dissolve in Acid Children For Pleasure of Unnamed ‘Top Politicians’

    02/14/2018 1:45:25 PM PST · by MNDude · 55 replies
    Gihan Muthukumarana told undercover police they could make Ł10 million raping children on video for “top political people”, a court has heard. The 28-year-old, who appeared in court this week accused of plotting to kidnap, rape, and beat young girls, allegedly claimed that footage of the abuse could be sold for “ridiculously big” sums of money if they “got rid” of the victims by dissolving their bodies in a vat of acid afterwards, Court News UK reports.
  • NEW: Criminal Referral Confirms Nunes Memo’s Explosive Claims Of FISA Abuse

    02/07/2018 8:27:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 61 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2/7/18 | Mollie Hemingway
    A criminal referral from top Senate investigators confirms explosive charges in last week’s House Intelligence Committee memo regarding abuse of surveillance authorities at the FBI and Department of Justice. It also reveals a host of problems arising from the bureau’s cooperation with foreign investigator Christopher Steele, who was working on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The eight-page memo from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) includes underlying evidence to support the claims.“It appears the FBI relied on admittedly uncorroborated information, funded by and obtained for Secretary Clinton’s presidential campaign,...
  • Father of 3 victims attacks Larry Nassar during sentencing

    02/02/2018 8:03:35 AM PST · by Enchante · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 2, 2018 | Ben Rohrbach
    After one of his three daughters detailed Nassar’s sexual abuse when she was 13 years old during her victim impact statement, Randall Margraves charged at Nassar before being blocked by the ex-doctor’s lawyer, Matthew Newburg, and restrained by three deputies, according to multiple reports.
  • Pope's role in disgraced cardinal's funeral draws outrage

    01/22/2018 3:21:11 PM PST · by buffyt · 20 replies
    ABC ^ | December 21, 2017 | CNN news
    Pope Francis is expected to give the final blessing at the funeral Thursday of Cardinal Bernard Law, the former Boston archbishop who resigned in disgrace during the Catholic Church's sex-abuse scandal, prompting outrage from abuse survivors. Francis' prominent role in the ceremony has fueled the controversy over the decision to grant Law a full cardinal's funeral at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. The story was made into a celebrated movie, Spotlight, and the scandal forced the Catholic church to rethink the way it dealt with child abuse in the church. 'Gates of hell wide open' Alexa MacPherson, a native...
  • Bombshell report exposing FISA abuse could lead to the removal of senior government officials

    01/18/2018 4:10:11 PM PST · by springwater13 · 287 replies
    A review of a classified document outlining what is described as extensive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse was made available to all House members Thursday and the revelations could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and Department of Justice, several sources with knowledge of the document stated. These sources say the report is “explosive,” stating they would not be surprised if it leads to the end of Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation into President Trump and his associates. The House Intelligence Committee passed the motion along party lines Thursday to make the classified report alleging extensive...
  • 3 Lessons from Prohibition, Which Started Today (Jan 16th) in 1919

    01/17/2018 8:06:04 AM PST · by JP1201 · 5 replies
    On January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment became law when five state legislatures (North Carolina, Utah, Nebraska, Missouri, and Wyoming) passed it. In the end, 46 of 48 states passed it, with only Connecticut and Rhode Island voting it down. The text of the amendment set into motion what became known as Prohibition: Here we are, almost 100 years later and marijuana legalization is proceeding apace, despite the efforts of the current attorney general. What lessons might we draw from Prohibition, which was repealed in 1933 with the passage of the 21st Amendment? They are many, for sure, but here...
  • Nancy Kerrigan has very little to say about ‘I, Tonya’

    01/14/2018 4:18:06 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 86 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 11, 2018 | Dan Shaughnessy
    Picked-up pieces while wondering whether “bomb cyclone” and “survive the ground” have ever been used in the same sentence . . . ■ For the record, Nancy Kerrigan has not seen “I, Tonya” and doesn’t care to discuss the cinematic softening of Tonya Harding. “I, Tonya” is a terrific film, perhaps Oscar-worthy, and Harding is on a redemption tour 24 years after her goons kneecapped Kerrigan before the Lillehammer Olympics. Tonya was a guest of honor at the recent Golden Globes and the subject of a TV special that aired on ABC Thursday night. Dollars to doughnuts she’ll be at...
  • Tonya Harding's Mother in First Post-'I, Tonya' Interview: "I Didn't Abuse Any of My Children"

    01/12/2018 8:04:01 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    Hollwyood Reporter ^ | 5:20 PM PST 1/11/2018 by | Katie Kilkenny
    In a two-hour ABC special on Harding's life, LaVona "Sandy" Golden contradicts her daughter's claims that she beat her children almost daily and once threw a knife at Harding. In her first interview since the release of the Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya, the real figure skating champion's mother LaVona "Sandy" Golden disputes her daughter's — and the film's — depiction that she was violent and abusive with her children. During the ABC News two-hour special Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story, which aired Thursday night, Harding claims that Golden beat her at least six times a week and once...
  • Marijuana Lights Up the Wrong Way

    01/10/2018 9:51:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 104 replies ^ | January 10, 2018 | Andy Schlafly
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is being attacked on both sides of the aisle for rescinding the Obama policy that opened the floodgates to marijuana addiction. Funded by libertarian billionaires such as the Koch brothers, pro-pot senators like Cory Gardner are demanding that AG Sessions stand down and continue Obama’s misguided policy. Sessions rescinded Obama’s command that the Department of Justice ignore federal law against marijuana production and sales, and instead Sessions instructed U.S. Attorneys to begin enforcing well-established federal statutes against large-scale cultivation and distribution of marijuana. These federal laws preempt state law, particularly in Colorado and California where a...
  • Kansas Rep. Steve Alford says blacks abuse drugs because of "character makeup"

    01/09/2018 3:53:26 PM PST · by Joe Dallas · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/9/18
    TOPEKA, Kan. -- A white Kansas state lawmaker arguing against the legalization of marijuana suggested that it and other drugs were originally outlawed in part because blacks were predisposed to abusing drugs because of their "character makeup - their genetics and that." State Rep. Steve Alford, a 75-year-old Republican from Ulysses in the state's southwestern corner, apologized Monday for remarks he made Saturday during a public meeting at a hospital in Garden City. One NAACP leader called Alford "an idiot" over the remarks.
  • Sessions made ‘cataclysmic mistake’ with marijuana policy change, says ex-Trump adviser Roger Stone

    01/07/2018 6:40:30 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 229 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 6, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a “cataclysmic mistake” by rescinding Obama-era federal marijuana policies, according to Roger Stone, President Trump’s former campaign adviser. Mr. Stone, 65, formed a bipartisan, pro-marijuana lobbying group earlier this year, the United States Cannabis Coalition, “dedicated to influencing federal level decision makers, including the president, so they honor state’s rights and state mandated marijuana laws as well as reform our antiquated and failed federal drug laws,” according to its website. Mr. Stone, the president’s campaign adviser through August 2015, criticized the attorney general’s recent decision to roll back marijuana protections during a luncheon Friday at...
  • Medical marijuana seen at risk following move by Sessions

    01/06/2018 1:43:47 PM PST · by gunsequalfreedom · 117 replies
    ABCAP ^ | January 5, 2018 | Andrew Selsky
    Excerpts - Forty-six states — including Sessions' home state of Alabama — have legalized some form of medical marijuana in recent years, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Eight of those states also allow recreational marijuana. The only legal protection now for medical marijuana growers, processors, sellers and users is a temporary measure sponsored by Republican California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and Democratic Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer prohibiting the U.S. Department of Justice from using government funds to target them.
  • Pot is A Dangerous 'Recreation'

    01/02/2018 10:14:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 126 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/02/18 | Katy Grimes
    The DUI arrests,increase in college users, youth consumption, marijuana-related hospitalizations, and increasing emergency room visits of Washington and Colorado will only be amplified in California. Voters legalized pot several years ago in Colorado and Washington State. They were promised increased tax revenue increases and better-educated children for their vote. For the love of money and claims of liberty, disasters are now unfolding in both states. Now California is embarking on likely the same disastrous path, if not worse, despite copious amounts of destructive evidence.
  • Sources: Chris Matthews Runs An Abusive Work Environment (Fake News, MSNBC)

    01/01/2018 10:28:59 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-1-2018 | Amber Athey
    MSNBC Host Chris Matthews runs an at times openly derisive and brazenly sexist news operation that has led at least some staffers to describe themselves as victims of “battered wives syndrome,” according to three of his show’s guests and two former producers who spoke exclusively to The Daily Caller. Two former NBC producers independently alleged Matthews would rate the looks of his female guests on a scale and said Matthews was so abusive that staff joked about being battered women. The interviews in total paint Matthews as a tyrant liable to fly off the handle at the slightest mistake, who...
  • Is Masculinity “toxic”?

    The past few weeks has seen the endless parade of deviants being outed in Hollywood and government. This nuking of the swamp is long overdue and hopefully marks permanent change, but in-depth discussion of all that has occurred is lacking. I know this is a bit off-topic for me, but for those who are interested, what follows are some reflections on some of what has been debated in the media. The “deviant of the day” in the media has been more than troubling. The part that people have quickly forgotten about is how the behavior of many of these people...
  • Catholic League: 'Homosexuals Committed Most of the Abuse'

    12/19/2017 5:28:46 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 18 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 12/15/17 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on an Australian commission report that recommends ending mandatory celibacy of priests in the Catholic Church to apparently curtail sexual abuse, Catholic League President Bill Donohue said this possibly is Australia's way of saying there are too many homosexuals in the Catholic clergy, and he added that in the United States "homosexuals committed most of the abuse" in the church over the last 50 years. "Though it is not considered polite to say so, most people know that homosexuals are responsible for the lion's share of the problem in the Catholic Church," said Donohue. "This includes those who insist...