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  • SSI program shows that socialism is a failure and liberals don't care.

    03/22/2017 8:12:11 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 15 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Social Security... The SSI program. Liberals hail it as the toast of socialism. Liberals promulgate SSI as proof that government cares. The social secuirty program cares, the program is there to help those who cannot help themselves and that welfare state is superior to Christian charity. According to New York Times columnist and leftist Charles Blow, "Social security is the gift of Washington to the American people. It is what makes America a higher standard in freedom and prosperity." Just like everything printed by the Bolshevik News media including the Times and its left wing mouth pieces, nothing could be...
  • Catholic diocese in Minnesota files for bankruptcy over sex abuse

    03/03/2017 2:58:29 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Friday, March 3, 2017 | Jim Christie
    A Catholic diocese in Minnesota filed for bankruptcy on Friday, joining more than a dozen other U.S. Catholic districts and religious orders driven to seek protection from creditors by the church's clergy sex abuse scandal. The Roman Catholic Diocese of New Ulm, which is southwest of Minneapolis, said in a statement it will use Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reorganize its finances and produce a plan to pay creditors. The rural diocese is defending 101 lawsuits involving alleged sex abuse by clergy mostly from the 1950s through the 1970s. Minnesota had lifted the civil statute of limitations for a period of...
  • Child migrants shipped to Western Australia tell of abuse by Christian Brothers

    03/02/2017 5:21:35 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | Australian Associated Press
    UK child abuse inquiry Child migrants shipped to Western Australia tell of abuse by Christian Brothers Men now aged 72 and 67 give evidence to London inquiry about abuse in Perth in the 1950s Two men who were shipped from Britain to Western Australia as children in the 1950s have told an inquiry in London of their abuse by Christian Brothers paedophiles. One witness, now 72 and living in Perth and referred to as A4 to protect his identity, told the UK's child sex abuse inquiry he had been in orphanages in Britain since he was a baby before being...
  • American Missionary Accused of Having Sex with Minors in His Haitian Orphanage

    03/02/2017 4:28:43 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 28 replies
    Caribbean360.com ^ | Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Caribbean360
    ACCORDING TO PROSECUTORS, DANIEL PYE TRAVELED FROM FLORIDA TO HAITI ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS BETWEEN 2008 AND 2011 FOR THE PURPOSE OF SEXUALLY ABUSING MINORS. WASHINGTON, United States, Thursday March 2, 2017 -- An American man who ran a missionary orphanage in Haiti has been charged for allegedly having sex with girls who resided there. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Daniel John Pye traveled from Florida to Haiti on multiple occasions between 2008 and 2011 for the purpose of sexually abusing minors. Over the period, they say, he sexually assaulted at least four victims between the ages of six and 14. He has...
  • Feds Pooh-Pooh Concerns About Faked Studies [semi-satire]

    02/28/2017 12:09:04 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Feb 2017 | John Semmens
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) Inspector General has found 74 instances where researchers funded by the NSF engaged in plagiarism, falsifying data, stealing, wasting government money, or committing other fraud. NSF spokesman Bobbie Mixon brushed aside concerns, saying “they are of little consequence. No one reads the reports that we publish. Why should it make any difference whether the results are fake? We are providing an income for members of the academic community. The arcane and basically unreadable documents they produce are a byproduct of that greater objective. Considering the massive amount of money being squandered across a plethora of...
  • Does Abortion Really Prevent Child Abuse?

    02/14/2017 7:31:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2017 | Mike Adams
    I hear a lot of calloused arguments in favor of abortion. Most of them come from leftists. Unfortunately, I occasionally hear them coming from self-described libertarians and conservatives. Unlike leftists who are wrong on every issue, the person claiming to be conservative or libertarian is usually right on most issues. So it is worth trying to offer them a respectful and well-reasoned response. Below, I respond to just such a reader. Her words are indented and in italics, mine are not:I ask pro-lifers: who will take care of all the unwanted babies if we were to ban abortion. (There is...
  • Federal Court Hearing on FBI Clinton Records – Agency Wants Up to Two Years to Turn Over 35 Records

    02/06/2017 6:40:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch today announced a hearing will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2017, regarding Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records held by the FBI containing text messages and emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stored on the equipment of Datto Inc., a commercial data management company, as well as FBI records about the device and what materials were recovered on it (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:16-cv-02369)).  The case is before U.S. District Court Judge Randolph D. Moss.At the previous hearing Tuesday, January 24, 2017, Trump administration lawyers for the FBI...
  • One in 14 Catholic priests accused of abuse in Australia

    02/06/2017 7:50:39 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Monday, February 6, 2017 | PTI
    Seven percent of Catholic priests were accused of abusing children in Australia between 1950 and 2010 but the allegations were never investigated, "shocking and indefensible" data showed on Monday during an inquiry into paedophilia in the church. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard that 4,444 alleged incidents of paedophilia were reported to church authorities and in some dioceses, more than 15% of priests were perpetrators. Australia ordered the Royal Commission in 2012 after a decade of growing pressure to investigate allegations of child abuse across the country, with the inquiry now in its final phase...
  • Sex abuse: Prestigious NSW boys’ schools hit with 1500 lawsuits

    01/31/2017 3:25:11 PM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 15 replies
    dailytelegraph.com.au ^ | 1/30/2017 | JANET FIFE-YEOMANS
    SOME of the most prestigious boys’ schools in NSW face multimillion-dollar lawsuits alleging systemic sexual abuse on an “outrageous” scale. Lawyer Jason Parkinson has more than 1500 cases against such schools as Trinity Grammar, Knox Grammar, St Patrick’s at Goulburn, Newington College and De La Salle colleges at Revesby Heights and Marrickville.
  • Women's March Speaker a Torturer and Murderer

    01/26/2017 10:44:29 PM PST · by bogusname · 39 replies
    One of the wonderful Liberal Guest Speakers at the Women's March,Donna Hylton, was convicted as an accessory to murder in the 1985 torture/murder of Thomas Vigliarole. Donna and her friends. stuck a three foot metal rod up his behind, squeezed his testicles with a pair of pliers, burned him, beat him and starved him.
  • Addicts hurting pets to get pain reliever commonly given to animals, vets say

    01/18/2017 9:30:00 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    news10 ^ | January 17, 2017 | Carmen Chau
    SLINGERLANDS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Reports claim addicts have begun hurting their pets to get ahold of a pain killer given to pets with arthritis. Veterinarians at The Animal Hospital in Slingerlands said they don’t carry the drug Tramadol in-house because they’re worried addicts will use it for themselves instead of their pets. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration declared Tramadol a controlled substance three years ago. Since then, the commonly used pain medication for pets with arthritis became available only as a prescription at pharmacies. “There’s unfortunately always the risk of abuse with any of these medications, and it’s a sad...
  • Autopsy: Girl strangled, dismembered on 10th birthday as mom watched

    01/13/2017 6:56:21 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 73 replies
    KCRA-TV ^ | January 12, 2017
    Medical examiner: Victoria Martens tested positive for STD SOURCE: KOAT A New Mexico girl was strangled to death on her 10th birthday before she was dismembered and her remains set on fire, according to an autopsy released months after police uncovered the sexual abuse they say she suffered at the hands of her mother and others leading up to her killing. The slaying of Victoria Martens sent shockwaves across the state in August and made national headlines as her mother, Michelle Martens, the mother's boyfriend and his cousin were charged. They have pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges...
  • Michigan man ticketed for warming car in driveway; police chief tells him to ‘drop dead’

    01/11/2017 3:59:12 AM PST · by southern rock · 120 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Michigan man is outraged after he was ticketed for heating up his car in his own driveway and then told by the police chief to “drop dead” after he complained to local media. Taylor Trupiano, who posts on Facebook under the name Nick Taylor, posted a photo of the $128 ticket last week, which he found on his windshield after leaving his car running and unattended in his driveway in Roseville. “Let’s all take a moment to thank officer dips—t K. Keary for wasting the taxpayer’s money and giving me a ticket for warming up my car in my...
  • Syrian Refugees Open Hookah Shop, Cops Discover Sick ‘Secret’ In Basement

    01/10/2017 1:05:23 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 90 replies
    After a pair of Syrian men were taken in as refugees, liberal volunteers helped them open their own business — a Middle Eastern hookah shop. However, as soon as authorities came to inspect the suspicious business, they discovered a stomach-churning surprise in the shop’s basement. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, Europe’s beacon of liberal policy has been afflicted with yet another shocking crime that’s rocked the nation. Sweden, now considered the “rape capital of the West” due to their inexhaustible resettlement of migrants, has once again watched as their leftist agenda produces another victim of multiculturalism...
  • Prison phone call alerts authorities to 3-year-old in bug-infested box

    12/21/2016 4:47:02 PM PST · by workerbee · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/21/16 | Edmund DeMarche
    A phone call from an Indiana state prison inmate inquiring about a little girl possibly being held in a plywood box led authorities to a home in North Judson where they found the 3-year-old curled up asleep inside a 24-by-24-inch box early Wednesday morning, the sheriff told FoxNews.com. The revelation led to nine arrests—including the girl’s father and his wife, authorities said. The box was located inside the family’s living room. The child was not identified, but she was found in a plywood box inside the family’s living room. “It’s one of those deals, you go there and think, ‘Hopefully,...
  • 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.