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  • Trump Resistance movement takes aim at McDonald’s today

    05/23/2017 6:06:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    People's World ^ | May 23, 2017
    CHICAGO – On the heels of mass demonstrations against President Trump’s policies that have drawn hundreds of thousands of Americans into the streets, leaders of the Trump resistance movement will converge in Chicago May 23 with thousands of workers in the Fight for $15 for a “March on McDonald’s” that is expected to be the biggest-ever protest to hit the fast-food giant. On the eve of McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting, leaders of the Women’s March, Our Revolution, the Movement for Black Lives, MoveOn.org, Color of Change, NextGen and others will join forces with the Fight for $15 to demand that...
  • Portland Burrito Shop Forced to Close After Getting Hounded for ‘Stealing From Mexico’

    05/23/2017 3:46:12 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 84 replies
    The company’s Yelp reviews are flooded with one-star reviews from the PC police, using terms like “white mediocrity” and “Latinx” while comparing Kooks Burritos to colonialism.
  • Of Monuments and Mayors: The Confederate Memorial Controversy in St. Louis

    05/22/2017 9:58:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 110 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2017 | Brian Birdnow
    In the news last week, if we took a break from the daily Trump melodrama now playing in Washington, we noticed the reignition of an older, but still potent cultural firestorm, namely the push to remove Confederate-themed monuments from public properties. In New Orleans, last Wednesday, workers dismantled a monument to General P.G.T. Beauregard under cover of darkness, although supporters and opponents of the action came out to watch the spectacle anyway. The fault lines separating the opposing sides in these matters have been thoroughly explored and require no further explanation here. Suffice to say that this issue is heating...
  • Legalized marijuana turns Colorado resort town into homeless magnet

    05/20/2017 5:05:56 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 176 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/17/2017 | Joseph J. Kolb
    town into homeless magnet By Joseph J. Kolb Published May 17, 2017 Fox News NOW PLAYING New poll shows shift on marijuana legalization From his sidewalk vantage point in front of an outdoor equipment store in downtown Durango, Colo., Matthew Marinseck has seen a transformation in this mountain resort town. The picturesque town near the New Mexico border, once a vibrant, upscale community dotted with luxury hotels, is being overrun by panhandlers – thanks, in part, to the legalization of marijuana. The town suddenly became a haven for recreational pot users, drawing in transients, panhandlers and a large number of...
  • 'Community member' term for suspects on Seattle police use of force reports

    05/13/2017 3:42:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    Kiro7.com ^ | May 9, 2017 | Casey McNerthney, Amy Clancy
    When Seattle police officers write use of force reports they no longer call a suspect a suspect. “Community member” is the new term. Several officers say the term is offensive, explaining their work with violent suspects. Sources point to the suspect who shot three officers last month after a downtown Seattle armed robbery. When officers involved in that incident were writing their use of force reports they were required to refer to the shooter, Damarius Butts, as a “community member,” not a suspect, police sources said. Police fatally shot Butts after they said he shot the officers. “I think this...
  • Who’ll Replace the Disgraced Robert E. Lee as a New Orleans Monument? Fidel Castro? Or Che Guevara?

    05/13/2017 8:06:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    True to his word, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered the city’s monument to Jefferson Davis taken down this week.  P.G.T.  Beauregard and Robert E. Lee are next in line. But if this column’s title sounds like shameless click-bait, please note the pic at the end of this article which was taken recently at the opening ceremonies of the New Orleans Jazz Fest.  See the smiling man with the neck-tag sandwiched between smiling New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and smiling former New Orleans Senator Mary Landrieu? That’s Jose Ramon Cabanas, the KGB-trained “ambassador” to the U.S.  from the mass-murdering, terror-sponsoring...
  • A Tour Down Homicide Lane, As Baltimore Descends Into Chaos

    05/10/2017 8:06:02 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Stock Board Asset ^ | 07 May 2017
    Last week, I wrote an article titled The Ferguson Effect: Baltimore Millennials’ Worst Nightmare. The Ferguson Effect is a theory where the increased scrutiny of police post 2014 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Trayvon Martin in Florida will lead to higher crime rates. Baltimore is turning this theory into a reality, as the city descends into chaos before summer start. According to The Baltimore Sun Newspaper, the city has logged in 118 homicides today with the projection of >400 murders for year’s end. It’s so bad here that Baltimore’s Mayor has asked the Federal Government for help...
  • DeKalb sheriff exposed himself, fled police, report says

    05/07/2017 6:49:59 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 92 replies
    AJC.com ^ | 5/7/17 | Christian Boone Mark Niesse
    DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann was charged with two misdemeanors after an Atlanta police officer said the sheriff exposed himself late Saturday night and then attempted to evade arrest.According to the incident report, obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mann was observed in a part of Piedmont Park known for “sexual acts after dark.” Mann had exposed himself and was walking in the direction of a police officer, the report states. Once he got within 10 feet, the report continues, the officer turned his flashlight on Mann, identifying himself as police and commanding him to stop. Mann fled instead, leading...
  • Seattle Mayor Adds Diet Drinks to His Soda Tax ‘To Tackle White Privilege’

    05/07/2017 2:42:24 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 142 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | 5/6/2017
    The mayor of Seattle has altered the rules of his proposed soda tax — which would fund education for minorities–to include diet drinks because affluent white people tend to consume them more. Mayor Ed Murray of the staunchly liberal Seattle city originally proposed the soda tax during his state of the city address in February. Under his initial plan, distributors of sugary drinks would have to pay 2 cents per ounce. It would cover sodas such as Coke and Pepsi, energy drinks like Red Bull, fruit drinks, sweetened teas and bottled coffees such as those sold by Starbucks. The Mayor claimed the tax would bring $16 million in...
  • Doctors found bound, slain in luxury Boston condo, suspect captured after police shootout

    05/07/2017 4:44:00 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 64 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 5/7/17 | Nicole Hensley
    Doctors found bound, slain in luxury Boston condo, suspect captured after police shootout A couple found brutally slain in their high-rise Boston penthouse were identified on Saturday as respected doctors, police said. Cops reportedly found victims Richard Field, 49, and fiancée Lina Bolanos, 38, dead with their throats slashed inside a bloodied 11th floor apartment at 141 Dorchester Ave. around 8 p.m. Friday after a violent shootout with the couple’s suspected killer. The couple's hands were bound and their bodies mutilated, the Boston Globe reports, citing a source close to the investigation. Blood coated the wall, the paper added.
  • 54% OF US COUNTIES IN 2014 HAD ZERO MURDERS, 2% OF COUNTIES HAVE 51% OF THE MURDERS

    05/07/2017 12:11:42 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 42 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 7, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    . . . The worst 1% of counties have 19% of the population and 37% of the murders. The worst 5% of counties contain 47% of the population and account for 68% of murders. As shown in figure 2, over half of murders occurred in only 2% of counties. Murders actually used to be even more concentrated. From 1977 to 2000, on average 73 percent of counties in any give year had zero murders. Possibly, this change is a result of the opioid epidemic’s spread to more rural areas. But that question is beyond the scope of this study. Lott’s...
  • ENOUGH!! Livid Father EXPLODES At School Board For Teaching His Children About Islam

    05/07/2017 9:48:48 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 65 replies
    e Headlines ^ | 5/6/2017 | Kristie McDonald
    Christopher Wyrick had had enough and he vented his frustration as he stood before the San Diego Unified School District board. This father and patriot let rip about Islam being shoved down his child’s throat.
  • Daily newspaper columnist who defended NRA quits after suspension

    05/04/2017 4:08:39 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    A conservative columnist who was suspended by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after she defended the National Rifle Association from comparisons to ISIS fired back with her resignation and a series of targeted tweets. The newspaper on Friday suspended Stacy Washington after a column entitled "Guns and the Media" disputed an anti-NRA article that argued since more Americans die from guns than from ISIS, the Second Amendment advocacy group is the greater danger. “[W]hen has a member of the NRA ever decapitated, set on fire, tossed from a rooftop or otherwise terrorized another American? The linkage is not only rife with...
  • ESPN’s Michael Smith: ‘If You Are a City in America, You Are a Racist City’

    05/03/2017 12:51:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 2, 2017 | Trent Baker
    ESPN “SC6” co-host Michael Smith had a strong reaction Tuesday to a group of Boston Red Sox fans using racial slurs towards Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones Monday night with one fan throwing peanuts at him.
  • 51% Of Murders In The U.S. Come From Just 2% Of The Counties

    05/02/2017 6:36:28 AM PDT · by blam · 56 replies
    Vessel News ^ | 5-2-2017 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    John R. Lott, Jr. | Crime Prevention Research Center The Distribution of murders The United States can really be divided up into three types of places. Places where there are no murders, places where there are a few murders, and places where murders are very common. In 2014, the most recent year that a county level breakdown is available, 54% of counties (with 11% of the population) have no murders. 69% of counties have no more than one murder, and about 20% of the population. These counties account for only 4% of all murders in the country. The worst 1%...
  • Teens study 'democracy in action' at May Day protest

    05/01/2017 2:30:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 1, 2017 | by Gregory Pratt
    Chicago Public Schools teacher Hector Sanchez brought 20 of his students to the May Day protest Monday across from the county juvenile detention center. The trip came as part of a "democracy in action" program for political science students at the Social Justice High School in Little Village, where they learn about government. In class, Sanchez taught students about lobbying Congress, but some wanted to know: "How do regular people lobby?" "This is part of that," Sanchez said as dozens of protesters holding signs gathered on an empty lot at Roosevelt Road and Ogden Avenue. Around the world, union members...
  • Breaking: Dallas Firefighter Shot, Officers Pinned Down by Gunfire

    05/01/2017 10:29:04 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Live video from Texas Sky Ranger will appear in the player above. From time to time the signal may go black -- this is normal and the video should return soon. A Dallas firefighter has been shot and police officers are pinned down by gunfire from an active shooter, police and firefighters say. The shooting took place near the 3200 block of Reynolds Avenue in East Dallas, not far from Dolphin Road and Interstate 30, east of downtown
  • The Arrogance of Blue America

    05/01/2017 6:28:14 AM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5/1/17 | Kotkin
    If you want to see the worst impacts of blue policies, go to those red regions—like upstate New York or inland California—in states they control. The fondest hope among the blue bourgeoise lies with the demographic eclipse of their red-state foes. Some clearly hope that the less-educated “dying white America,“ already suffering shorter lifespans, in part due to alcoholism and opioid abuse, is destined to fade from the scene. Then the blue lords can take over a country with which they can identify without embarrassment. If you want to see worst impacts of blue policies, go to those red regions—like...
  • A Cocktail ‘Coup’ in the East Village(Anti-Trump bar?)

    04/30/2017 5:39:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/30/2017 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Located in the Manhattan’s East Village, the anti-Trump resistance now has a chic “protest-themed” place to seek adult libation. A small, intimate venue done up in brown and blue, Coup is an up-to-the-minute watering hole owned and operated by liberals who claim everyone is welcome, but whose sole purpose is to appeal to progressives who have a strong aversion to President Trump and his policies. “A coup, or more formally, a coup d’état, is generally defined as a seizure of a state by members of the military, or other figures high-up in a national government,” which makes one wonder how...
  • US murders concentrated in 5 percent of counties

    04/27/2017 3:01:53 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2017 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The majority of murders in the U.S. occur in only a small percentage of counties across the country. The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) said in a new report that there is a “geographical concentration” of murders, with 68 percent of killings occurring in just 5 percent of the nation’s counties. The homicides also tend to be concentrated to relatively small pockets of those counties, the report said.