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  • Suspected burglar of Chinese restaurant trapped in grease vent for two days

    12/12/2018 1:46:26 PM PST · by ETL · 36 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Dec12, 2018 | Michelle Gant | Fox News
    A man who was reportedly trying to break into a vacant Chinese restaurant in California got stuck in the grease vent for two days. Firefighters responded to the shuttered business on Wednesday morning in San Lorenzo. Upon arrival, they heard moaning coming from inside the building, and learned there was a man stuck in the duct of the hood above the stove, according to the Alameda County Fire Department. “The response was upgraded to a rescue. An adult male was extricated from the vent system within 30 minutes of firefighters arriving at the scene,” the fire department said in a...
  • Castleberry, an Alabama speed trap town, may soon resolve lawsuit

    12/09/2018 1:22:31 PM PST · by Galatians328 · 59 replies
    AL.com ^ | November 26, 2018 | Christopher Harress
    In 2016, revenues from the court system and the drug towing law, brought in more than $546,000, approximately double from the year before. At the same time, however, payroll for the cops and court quadrupled, according to financial documents.
  • Secretive Astra Space Suborbital Launch Fails

    12/08/2018 5:16:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    space,com ^ | 12/07/2018 | Jeff Foust
    A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the Federal Aviation Administration has revealed. In a speech Dec. 6 at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce space conference here discussing the agency's approach to commercial spaceflight safety, FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell mentioned a recent, but previously unreported, accident involving a launch taking place from Alaska one week ago. A launch license the FAA issued to Astra Space Inc. on Oct. 15, also available on the FAA website, authorized the company to perform a suborbital flight of its...
  • Why Did 101 Lawmakers Send Letters of Support to Israel-Bashing CAIR?

    11/05/2018 5:44:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-5-18 | Steven Emerson
    If the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stuck to its stated mission statement and only did civil rights work protecting Muslim Americans from discrimination and bigotry, you likely would never see it mentioned on this site.But CAIR has a second, perhaps more paramount objective that it never directly acknowledges: To oppose Israel and promote Palestinian nationalism.CAIR’s mission statement makes no mention of Palestine. Instead, it says it aims to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.” It describes its lobbying arm as focusing “on issues related to Islam and Muslims. The department monitors legislation and government activities and responds...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Former Jeb Bush Staffer Planted Anti-Roy Moore Coverage in Washington Post

    12/09/2017 3:57:54 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 29 replies
    https://bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | Dec 8, 2017 | Patrick Howley
    Former Jeb Bush campaign staffer Tim Miller was responsible for giving anti-Roy Moore information to the Washington Post, according to text messages obtained by Big League Politics. Tim Miller is the co-founder of America Rising super PAC, which was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece by the Republican National Committee and the Senate Leadership Fund during the 2016 campaign cycle. Miller now works for Definers, which is a major vendor to America Rising. He served on the Bush campaign in a communications role and has since established himself as an anti-Trump Republican lauded by the anti-Trump left for his...
  • Jeb Bush joins Republicans calling on Moore to step down

    11/13/2017 12:28:47 PM PST · by advance_copy · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/2017 | Brett Samuels
    Jeb Bush on Monday joined growing Republicans calls for Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore to step down after Moore allegedly had a sexual encounter with a minor. “This is not a question of innocence or guilt like in a criminal proceeding, this is a question of what’s right and what’s wrong. Acknowledging that you’re dating teenagers when you’re 32 years old as assistant state attorney is wrong. It’s just plain wrong,” the former Republican presidential candidate and Florida governor said during an interview on CNBC. “We need to stand for basic principles, and decency has to be one of...
  • Shep Smith just called Roy Moore and alleged child molester

    11/27/2017 12:47:21 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 73 replies
    Fox News Live ^ | 11/27/17 | Shep Smith
    Shep Smith just said Trump isn't endorsing Roy Moore because he is an alleged child molester.
  • Alabama police suggest black man killed by officer shouldn't have held his gun

    11/26/2018 9:35:23 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    AP NBC ^ | 11 26 2018 | AP
    <p>Police in Alabama promised transparency Monday after a weekend of protests in response to an officer fatally shooting a black man who pulled out his legally permitted weapon following gunfire at a shopping mall.</p> <p>Hoover Police initially described the officer as "heroic" for bringing down Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr. after two people were wounded at the Riverchase Galleria mall outside Birmingham Thanksgiving night. Then they retracted the statement, saying it's "unlikely" Bradford was involved.</p>
  • Police struggle to recover body of US missionary killed by remote island tribe

    11/23/2018 7:32:36 AM PST · by ETL · 174 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 22, 2018
    John Allen Chau was killed last week by North Sentinel islanders who apparently shot him with arrows and then buried his body on the beach, police say. But even officials don't travel to North Sentinel, where people live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago, and where outsiders are seen with suspicion and attacked. "It's a difficult proposition," said Dependera Pathak, director-general of police on India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where North Sentinel is located. "We have to see what is possible, taking utmost care of the sensitivity of the group and the legal requirements." ..." Police are consulting...
  • American missionary killed in India

    11/21/2018 5:48:04 AM PST · by mooncoin · 26 replies
    India Today ^ | November 21, 2018 | Priyamvatha P and Geeta Mohan
    An American man was killed on an island inhabited by a tribe known to resist outside contact in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. And, his body still lies there. The American was identified as 27-year-old John Allen Chau, who sources said was a Christian missionary who wanted to convert the Sentinelese tribe that inhabits the island where he was killed. Chau was killed by members of this tribe, which is protected under Indian law, a senior police officer told India Today TV. The officer stressed that the Sentinelese must be left alone and that any forced contact with the outside...
  • Missionary wrote ‘God, I don’t want to die’ right before tribe killed him

    11/22/2018 10:15:07 AM PST · by SMGFan · 274 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 22, 2018
    John Allen Chau, the American missionary who was killed by an isolated tribe on a remote Indian island, reportedly wrote in his journal hours before his death, “God, I don’t want to die.” Chau, 26, of Vancouver, Wash., chronicled his last days while traveling to the Andaman Islands. He was intent on making contact with the Sentinelese tribe on North Sentinel Island, according to his journals shared by his mother with The Washington Post. “You guys might think I’m crazy in all this but I think it’s worthwhile to declare Jesus to these people,” he wrote in a last note...
  • Doug Jones to seek re-election in 2020

    11/14/2018 4:22:42 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    Yellow Hammer News ^ | November 14, 2018 | Sean Ross
    Senator Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) confirmed on Tuesday that he will run for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020, according to a tweet by Zach Cohen of the National Journal. Jones’ comments came in a small press “scrum” on Capitol Hill, with Alabama’s junior senator reportedly saying his campaign is “[a]lready off and running.” He was named by CNBC on the same day as the senator most likely to lose his or her seat in the upcoming 2020 cycle.
  • Now Washington Post questions SPLC's credibility

    11/09/2018 9:02:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 09 NOV 2018 | Art Moore
    The Southern Poverty Law Center has become the go-to “expert” on “hate groups” for establishment media and companies such as Amazon, but when a Washington Post Magazine reporter was commissioned to produce an in-depth feature on the organization, he came away with a least some doubt about SPLC’s credibility as an arbiter of “hate.” The reporter, David Montgomery, clearly is an admirer of SPLC, but his article was titled “The State of Hate: Researchers at the Southern Poverty Law Center have set themselves up as the ultimate judges of hate in America. But are they judging fairly?” The Post writer...
  • Alabama Voters Pass Amendment to Display Ten Commandments at Public Schools

    11/10/2018 6:22:57 AM PST · by kevcol · 24 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 9, 2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    In the Nov. 6 elections, residents of Alabma voted overwhelmingly to amend their state constitution to authorize the display of the Ten Commandments on public property, including public schools. The measure, Alabama Amendment 1, also defined certain religious liberty rights to be included in the state's constitution.
  • Jeff Sessions weighs possible bid for old Senate seat in Alabama

    11/09/2018 11:06:56 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 Nov 18 | Alex Pappas
    Jeff Sessions, ousted as President Trump’s attorney general this week, is contemplating a run for his old Alabama Senate seat in 2020 against Democratic Sen. Doug Jones -- though those who know Sessions aren't convinced he will ultimately pull the trigger on another campaign. A source close to the former attorney general told Fox News that Sessions is “considering it but his mind isn't made up.” That person added that Sessions, known for his stances on illegal immigration and trade, “was advocating for the Trump agenda back when it was called the Sessions agenda.” Others, though, don’t see Sen. Sessions...
  • Sessions weighing bid to win back former Senate seat

    11/08/2018 7:06:10 AM PST · by SMGFan · 63 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 8, 2018
    Dumped Attorney General Jeff Sessions is weighing a bid to win back his old Senate seat in Alabama, a report said. Sessions, fired by President Trump a day after Republicans lost control of the House in the midterm elections, left the seat in 2017 when he was nominated to head up the Justice Department. But Sessions could run against Democrat Doug Jones, who won a special election in December 2017 to fill the seat and is up for re-election in 2020, Politico reported late Wednesday.
  • Jeff Sessions Resigns [if you want to discuss Q, do it on the Q conspiracy thread or not at all]

    11/07/2018 11:46:02 AM PST · by Raebie · 567 replies
    Breaking now
  • Trump says Sessions’ chief of staff Matthew Whitaker will become acting attorney general

    11/07/2018 12:14:03 PM PST · by conservative98 · 184 replies
    WP ^ | November 7 at 2:50 PM
    Trump says Sessions’ chief of staff Matthew Whitaker will become acting attorney general.
  • In the Midterms, Alabama votes to uphold ‘rights of unborn’ in state constitution

    11/07/2018 11:01:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/07/2018 | Claire Chretien
    Alabama voted Tuesday to amend its state constitution to recognize the “sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children,” clarifying there is no constitutional “right” to abortion in the Yellowhammer State. The amendment would expand legal rights for pre-born children if Roe v. Wade were to be overturned, a possibility about which abortion supporters seem to be increasingly concerned. The amendment will “declare and otherwise affirm that it is the public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, most importantly the right to life in all...
  • Alabama Approves Amendment Saying Unborn Babies Have a “Right to Life”

    11/06/2018 8:53:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 6, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Alabama voters proved once again that when people get a chance to go to the polls they generally vote for unborn children. And they did just that tonight by approving a amanemdment saying unborn babies have a right to life. The proposed constitutional amendment asked voters to “affirm that it is the public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, most importantly the right to life in all manners and measures appropriate and lawful.” The amendment also would guarantee that “the constitution of this state does not protect...