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  • New York attorney general scours social media to sue pro-life protesters

    06/21/2017 2:52:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 21, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    The New York attorney general says Kenneth Griepp was 15 feet from an abortion clinic. He went to federal court this week to try to push him an extra foot away. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman also admitted to having investigators scour social media and track license plates of pro-life protesters, helping to build his case against 14 protesters he said were getting too close to the Choices Women’s Medical Center, a women’s health and abortion clinic located in Jamaica, Queens, on a weekly basis since 2012. Mr. Schneiderman’s lawsuit filed Tuesday says the protesters, who are members of different churches...
  • SoCal family thrown off overbooked Delta flight over child's seating

    05/04/2017 6:16:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 210 replies
    abc7.com ^ | Wednesday, May 03, 2017 11:36PM | By Elex Michaelson
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Southern California family says they were kicked off an overbooked Delta airplane because they refused to yield a seat held by their young son. The Schear family of Huntington Beach says they were flying from Hawaii to Los Angeles last week when airline staff asked them to give up a seat occupied by their 2-year-old son and carry him on their laps for the duration of the flight. They tried to refuse and argued with airline staff, but say they were threatened with being sent to jail. "You have to give up the seat or...
  • American Airlines Flight Attendant Accused Of Smacking Woman With Baby Stroller

    04/22/2017 6:55:12 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 144 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | April 22, 2017
    An American Airlines attendant has been suspended after smacking a mother with a baby stroller onboard a domestic flight Friday afternoon, according to passengers. The woman had just boarded a 2:18 p.m. flight from San Francisco to Dallas when the shocking incident occurred. A video posted to Facebook by Surian Adyanthaya caught the tumultuous aftermath. “OMG! AA Flight attendant violently took a stroller from a lady with her baby on my flight, hitting her and just missing the baby,” Adyanthaya captioned the video. The footage doesn’t catch the moment when the flight attendant allegedly struck the woman, but the atmosphere...
  • Report: School-Issued Computers ‘Spy’ on Children Without Parental Consent

    04/18/2017 4:38:10 AM PDT · by davikkm · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    A new report finds that, under the guise of “personalized learning,” school-issued computer devices — now distributed to one-third of K-12 students in schools across the United States — are serving to collect and store an unprecedented amount of personal data on children without their parents’ notice or consent. A newly released investigation by Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reveals student use of technology in school has grown at a profound rate, especially with free or low-fee devices issued by schools.
  • Police Undefeated Streak Continues After Inevitable Takedown Of United Airlines Passenger

    04/15/2017 4:55:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2017 | Joseph Bilello
    Police: “You’re under arrest. Put your hands behind your back!” Suspect: “Don’t touch me! I didn’t do anything!” Police: “Oh, you didn’t? Sorry about that. My mistake. Off you go.” That was a hypothetical conversation that has never occurred. Do we really want to live in a society where individuals get to choose whether or not they feel like complying with the police at any given time? In the mid-1960’s, The Bobby Fuller Four fought the law, and the law won. Several years later, John Cougar Mellencamp reminded us that when he fights authority, authority always wins. And the same...
  • United shows it considers its passengers expendable

    04/12/2017 8:51:15 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 121 replies
    Daily Sun ^ | 4/12/2017 | Michael Hiltzik
    The adage about a picture being worth a thousand words never seemed as true as it did Monday when a video clip shot around the Internet showing a passenger being violently removed from a United Airlines plane in Chicago for refusing to be “voluntarily” bumped from the flight. United no doubt will expend thousands of words explaining or apologizing for this incident in the coming days and weeks. It won’t help. The video is just too raw. Indeed, the airline’s initial response to the publicity has left it covered in shame. United’s PR department first issued a statement explaining blandly...
  • Autistic boy ‘snack shamed’ for bringing banana bread to school, Calgary mom says

    04/10/2017 9:36:56 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 80 replies
    National Post (Postmedia) ^ | April 10, 2017 | Shawn Logan
    A Calgary mom says her autistic son was “snack shamed” for taking banana bread to school, forced to eat in the hallway while his Grade 1 classmates ate fresh fruits and vegetables. The mom, whom Postmedia has agreed not to identify over concerns her six-year-old son could be punished, said she recently learned he had been removed from class for the offending snack. “They told me they only allow fresh fruits and vegetables for snack time,” she said, noting there are limited foods he will actually eat. “He was told to sit outside of the class to eat his snack....
  • Reports in unmasking controversy were detailed, had info about 'everyday lives'

    04/05/2017 5:48:47 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 236 replies
    The intelligence reports at the center of the Susan Rice unmasking controversy were detailed, and almost resembled a private investigator’s file, according to a Republican congressman familiar with the documents. "This is information about their everyday lives," Rep. Peter King of New York, a member of the House Intelligence committee said. "Sort of like in a divorce case where lawyers are hired, investigators are hired just to find out what the other person is doing from morning until night and then you try to piece it together later on.”
  • Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

    03/28/2017 8:58:08 PM PDT · by blueyon · 81 replies
    AP ^ | 3/28/17 | ANDREW DALTON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent. The charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress come eight months after similar charges were dropped in Texas. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a longtime Congressional Democrat who took over the investigation in January, said in a statement that the state "will not tolerate the criminal recording of conversations."
  • Obama didn't know it when "FBI probe of Trump-Russia ties began last summer"? (vanity)

    03/21/2017 3:12:17 AM PDT · by granada · 34 replies
    vanity ^ | 2017/3/21 | Granada
    And no surveillance (including wiretapping) on Trump?
  • Prison Guards Who Threw Inmate in Hot Shower, Killing Him, Committed No Crime -State’s Attorney

    03/18/2017 11:57:48 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 103 replies
    Reason ^ | March 18, 2017 | Ed Krayewski
    Darren Rainey spent two hours locked in a shower inmates at the Dade Correctional Institute said prison guards left set to scalding hot before dying of the injuries caused by the water. Rainey's skin was peeling off when he was removed from the shower. Inmates say he was screaming to be let out before he died, and that guards regularly used extremely hot and cold showers to punish mentally ill patients. Nearly five years later, in a report released Friday, the state's attorney has ruled that there was no criminal conduct by the guards. In her ruling, Katherine Fernandez Rundle...
  • Wikileaks Destroys Obama – Reveals His History Of Wiretapping Friends and Rivals

    03/05/2017 5:19:51 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 105 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar 5th, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Obamagate is gaining traction. Wikileaks revealed documents proving that Obama has a history of wiretapping and hacking friends and foes. In one particular Wikileaks document, Obama bugged a meeting between UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. Obama also intercepted a call between then French president, Sarkozy and Merkel.
  • Campaign Timeline - Last Fall, some key events (useful vanity)

    03/05/2017 2:16:30 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 12 replies
    Vanity | March 5, 2017 | cc
    Tu August 16 - Trump hires Kellyanne Conway as new campaign manager F August 19 - Trump visits Louisiana flooding (both Hillary and Obama refuse to go) Su August 21 - In an interview, Rudy Giuliani mentions Hillary's health as an issue, after she does no campaigning at all in August M August 22 - Hillary's fake "pickle jar stunt" on Jimmy Kimmel Tu August 23 - new CNN meme starts, questioning Trump's health W August 24 - Hillary's bizarre "alt-right" speech (first time term is used) W August 31 - After being invited, Trump visits Mexican President Nieto for...
  • THE STORY SO FAR

    03/04/2017 12:26:47 PM PST · by WENDLE · 25 replies
    Powerline ^ | 3/4/2017 | Scott Johnson
    The run-up to the election Louise Mensch and others broke the story that the Obama Justice Department and federal law enforcement authorities had obtained a Trump-related FISA warrant in October following the denial of an earlier FISA warrant request the previous June. On its way out the door the Obama administration trashed the “minimization” procedures protecting the privacy of American citizens caught in the FISA net. Andrew McCarthy raised a red flag in the troubling NRO column “FISA and the Trump team.” Earlier this week the New York Times reported the involvement of Obama administration officials in disseminating the information...
  • Questions Surround Shooting of (86 Year Old)Retired Navy Veteran in His Own Home

    02/24/2017 9:06:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/24 | Stephen Stock, Michael Bott, Michael Horn and Rachel Witte
    Oid Sheriff’s deputies violate procedure during a September 2016 welfare check?NBC Bay Area’s Investigation raises questions about whether Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Deputies violated their own policies and procedures leading up to the shooting of Saratoga homeowner Eugene Craig in September, 2016. Senior Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock reports in a video that first aired on Feb. 23, 2017. An attorney for the family of 86 year-old Eugene Craig says sheriff’s deputies violated their own department policy when they kicked in the doors and confronted Craig in his living room during what was supposed to be a “wellness” or “welfare” check....
  • Hutch resident objects to order to move out of home with no heat, water

    02/23/2017 10:09:59 AM PST · by kathsua · 35 replies
    Hutchinson news ^ | 02/21/17 | Adam Stewart
    Rocky Cole is stuck between a rock and a hard place. The city of Hutchinson has told him he and his wife, Lisa, can’t continue living in their home because of code violations, but he is struggling to afford to make the needed changes because he is on a fixed income. He has lived in the home at 211 N. Chemical St., owned by his mother, Myrna Cole, for about 11 years, he estimated. Unable to work full-time because of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Rocky Cole relies on Social Security disability income. Because of that limited income – and because...
  • Badlands National Park Twitter account goes rogue, starts tweeting scientific facts

    01/24/2017 6:23:36 PM PST · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    CBS ^ | January 24, 2017
    Just days after The National Park Service (NPS) was forced to shut down its Twitter activity over two retweets the Department of the Interior deemed inconsistent with the agency’s mission, the Twitter account for Badlands National Park in South Dakota seems to have gone rogue, tweeting numerous scientific facts about climate change that have since been deleted. The first tweet about climate science came at 11:40 a.m. local time Tuesday. It said: “The pre-industrial concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was 280 parts per million (ppm). As of December 2016, 404.93 ppm.”
  • Hillary’s Two Official Favors To Morocco Resulted In $28 Million For Clinton Foundation

    10/31/2016 6:11:08 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 31, 2016 | Richard Pollock
    Hillary Clinton did two huge favors for Morocco during her tenure as secretary of state while the Clinton Foundation accepted up to $28 million in donations from the country’s ruler, King Mohammed VI, according to new information obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group. Clinton and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Lisa Jackson tried to shut down the Florida-based Mosaic Company in 2011, operator of America’s largest phosphate mining facility. Jackson’s close ties and loyalty to the Clintons were revealed when she joined the Clinton Foundation’s board of directors in 2013, just months after she left the EPA....
  • Man allegedly posed as porn recruiter, tricked women into sex

    SEATTLE (AP/WSVN) — A Seattle man is accused of posing as a porn recruiter and tricking women into having sex with him. Now he can add a consumer protection complaint to the criminal rape charges he is facing. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday that he sued Michael-Jon Matthew Hickey under the state Consumer Protection Act and the Commercial Electronic Mail Act, seeking restitution and thousands of dollars in penalties. Hickey’s been held on $200,000 bail at the King County Jail on three counts of second-degree rape since his arrest in Las Vegas in October. Authorities say he created...
  • TV Host with Breast Cancer Forced to Remove Wig as Part of ‘Horrific’ TSA Body Search

    12/07/2016 10:08:15 AM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    people.com ^ | Posted on December 7, 2016 at 11:28am EST | By Lindsay Kimble
    Denise Albert, the co-founder of The MOMS, is speaking out after what she calls an “horrific” pat down from Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at the Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday — all over medication related to her breast cancer treatment. Albert, who is a frequent guest on PIX11 Morning News, told the outlet that she was traveling through security when she was pulled aside by agents for a manual search. The cause for further search was a medical cream she had packed in her carry on luggage, Albert told PIX11. Albert wrote on The MOMS website that the...