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  • The Millennial Urban Lifestyle Is About to Get More Expensive

    10/16/2019 6:49:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 15, 2019 | Derek Thompson
    Several weeks ago, I met up with a friend in New York who suggested we grab a bite at a Scottish bar in the West Village. He had booked the table through something called Seated, a restaurant app that pays users who make reservations on the platform. We ordered two cocktails each, along with some food. And in exchange for the hard labor of drinking whiskey, the app awarded us $30 in credits redeemable at a variety of retailers.
  • Prince George's County, MD eliminates Columbus Day

    10/10/2019 10:50:46 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 51 replies
    Fox 5 DC ^ | October 10, 2019 | Fox 5 DC
    PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. - Prince George’s County Council is replacing Columbus Day with Native American Day beginning in 2020. The council noted that Oct. 14, 2019 will be the county’s final official Columbus Day. The bill arrives on the heels of a similar measure passed by the D.C. Council, which voted Tuesday to rename the day traditionally reserved for Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day.
  • Last Night, We Saw Fascism In the Streets [Updated]

    10/11/2019 7:11:45 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 57 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11 Oct, 2019 | John Hinderaker
    Last night President Trump conducted a fabulously successful rally at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. Scott had a great experience that included meeting the President and hearing his reporting praised repeatedly by President Trump. The 20,000 who were lucky enough to get into the Target Center had a wonderful time; by all accounts it was one of Trump’s best rallies. But outside the arena, things were quite different. Thousands of lawless, violent Democrats “protested” Trump’s appearance by committing assault, among other crimes. They battled police officers. They attacked Republicans leaving Target Center. They set bonfires and burned patriotic regalia....
  • Thousands of protesters expected in Minneapolis for Trump rally

    10/10/2019 6:00:47 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 60 replies
    mprnews.org ^ | 10/9/19 | Briana Bierschbach
    (snips) -- When President Trump holds his Target Center rally Thursday night, it will draw thousands of his supporters and opponents to the heart of the most Democratic city in the state. It’s created logistical and cost concerns for Minneapolis officials, who are asking for help from state, local and federal law enforcement agencies and expecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra costs for security." "Giselda Gutierrez works with the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, which posted a “Dump Trump” protest event on Facebook that's attracted thousands of responses. She said she was shocked when she heard Trump was...
  • Tampa ban on counseling for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction, gender confusion struck down

    10/08/2019 7:53:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/07/2019 | Brandon Showalter
    A Tampa city ordinance banning counseling for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction and gender confusion has been overturned in federal court. In a Friday ruling from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Judge William F. Jung issued an order granting summary judgment to Christian legal group Liberty Counsel in its lawsuit to invalidate an ordinance in the city of Tampa that prohibited voluntary talk therapy for minors experiencing unwanted sexual feelings and attractions and gender identity confusion. The group represented Robert Vazzo, a marriage and family therapist, and New Hearts Outreach Tampa Bay, a Christian...
  • A Moral Tale of Two Cities: Homelessness in Austin and San Francisco

    10/08/2019 8:08:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/07/2019 | Bill Murchison
    The "progressive," so to speak, vision of politics and public life envisions tighter and tighter government control over economic life, along with looser and looser controls over human behavior. I think you'd refer to the overall design as a paradox: a clash of methods and objectives. Elizabeth Warren wants corporations subjected to unprecedented government oversight. Austin's and San Francisco's ruling classes favor, for the homeless, just about all the freedom you could imagine to use the public streets as a bedroom or restroom, in the name of, I don't know ... liberty? Liberty for those who avail themselves of these...
  • DC City Council Introduces 'Emergency Legislation' To Ban Working With ICE

    10/07/2019 12:08:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Despite Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser declaring the nation's capital a "sanctuary city" for those who violate federal immigration law, one city councilman believes that additional legislation is needed to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement from removing illegal aliens from the city. WTOP reports that Ward Six Councilman Charles Allen has called for an emergency meeting this Tuesday to discuss a new bill that he says would stop all city agencies from cooperating with ICE unless given an explicit court order. This means that local police and other D.C. government officials would be barred from "sharing information with ICE, complying...
  • Long Island liberals wake up to how green extremism hurts constituents

    10/06/2019 5:51:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 6, 2019
    A gas shortage threatens the Long Island region,” bleat six Long Island state senators, all Democrats, in a letter pleading for approval of a pipeline proposed to fix the problem — belatedly admitting that the policies they’ve long favored don’t work for their own constituents. This year, Sens. Todd Kaminsky, John Brooks, James Gaughran, Anna Kaplan, Monica Martinez and Kevin Thomas all voted for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Green New Deal law, whose very purpose is to further crimp energy supplies, and for a $100 million hike in taxes on energy. And, as Senate GOP leader John Flanagan (their fellow Long...
  • Planned Parenthood has been building a secret "mega-clinic" in the Metro East (Abortion)

    10/02/2019 11:24:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    KMOV4 ^ | October 1, 2019 | Kate Smith / CBS News
    (CBS News/ KMOV) -- After over a year of secret construction, Planned Parenthood announced its newest abortion facility on Wednesday: an 18,000-square-foot mega-clinic in Fairview Heights. The new location is just 13 miles away from Missouri's last remaining abortion clinic, a facility in St. Louis fighting to keep its license. Since August 2018, Planned Parenthood has used a shell company to construct the facility, leaving no public trace that the former medical office would become one of the largest abortion clinics in the country. CBS News first visited the site in August, while it was still being built. Colleen McNicholas,...
  • California shocked to find bill decriminalizing retail theft resulted in… more retail theft

    09/27/2019 7:02:27 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 68 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 26, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    A few years ago, California passed one in a series of bills aimed at emptying the jails and prisons. Proposition 47carried the disingenuous name of “the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act and its stated purpose was to keep non-violent offenders out of jail. To achieve this goal, the state decriminalized a number of lesser offenses, including retail theft. The law raised the value of the amount of merchandise someone could steal while still only being charged with a misdemeanor to nearly one thousand dollars. To the great surprise of the government, people noticed this change and began taking advantage of it. They...
  • Rantz: Aggressive homeless threaten Seahawks tailgating at ‘Hawks Alley’

    09/24/2019 10:29:54 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 32 replies
    mynorthwest ^ | 09/24/2019 | Jason Rantz
    If you’re looking to enjoy some tailgating at “Hawks Alley” right before this weekend’s Seahawks game, you’re likely going to compete with homeless tents and dilapidated RVs for the space.“We’ve had issues with employees going about their business being threatened,” Erin Goodman, executive director of the SoDo Business Improvement Area, told KOMO’s Kara Kostanich. There’s supposed to be a cleanup in the area, but it’s scheduled for after this weekend’s Seahawks game. KOMO reports the city won’t move the date due to staffing issues. If the homeless are as aggressive during game day as they are during a normal weekday,...
  • 26 shot, 5 fatally, in Chicago weekend violence

    09/23/2019 7:25:43 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 32 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 09/23/2019 | Sun-Times Media Wire
    CHICAGO -- At least 26 people were shot, five of them fatally, in citywide gun violence over the weekend. Saturday, a man wanted for shooting a woman in the Fulton River District earlier in the week was shot by police during a prolonged manhunt that began after he shot a Chicago police officer in Englewood on the South Side. Michael Blackman, 45, was shot about 3:35 p.m. following an "armed encounter" with officers near 64th Street and Bell Avenue, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a tweet. Blackman was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical...
  • Climate Change Activists in New York City – Leave Their Piles of Trash For Someone Else to Clean Up

    09/23/2019 5:46:32 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 33 replies
    GP ^ | 09/23/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Liberal activists took to the streets in New York City on Friday to save the planet. Then they left all their trash for someone else to clean up.
  • 9 Shot in D.C. Despite Gun Licensing, ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, Magazine Ban

    09/20/2019 12:01:10 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Sep 2019 | AWR HAWKINS
    Nine people were shot, two fatally, during a 30-minute time frame in Washington, DC, despite the district’s gun licensing requirement, “assault weapons” ban, and ban on “high capacity” magazines. WUSA9 reported that the incident occurred Thursday night, and consisted of “two men armed with AK-47 style weapons [firing] dozens of shots in the apartment courtyard on Columbia Road.” Gabby Giffords’ gun group, the Giffords Law Center, reported that in addition to an “assault weapons” ban, a “high capacity” magazine ban, and licensing requirements, the district also has a 10-day waiting period for gun purchases, a purchase limit of one handgun...
  • Minneapolis officer blames city's 'ultra-left agenda' for failure to add cops to combat crime spree

    09/19/2019 10:01:18 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9/19/19 | Nick Givas | Fox News
    Following a violent crime spree in Minneapolis, Lt. Bob Kroll blamed the city's "ultra-left agenda" for emboldening criminals and claimed the city council refuses to provide them with the extra police they need to keep the community safe. "The city council... ran on an anti-police agenda and they all made it. It's ultra-left. It's been [an] extreme Democrat-controlled council," he said on "Fox & Friends" Thursday. "It's been that way for 22 years. And [the mayor] didn't think he could get a larger number [of cops] through." "It's an ultra-left agenda that the police are the problem," Kroll added. "[They...
  • Trump says EPA will cite San Francisco for pollution stemming from homelessness issues

    09/19/2019 7:08:27 AM PDT · by libstripper · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept. 19 ,2019 | Brett Samuels
    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — President Trump on Wednesday said he expects the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to slap San Francisco with a violation notice in the coming days related to pollution associated with the city’s homeless population. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump again took aim at Los Angeles and San Francisco over the volume of homeless people in each city. But he escalated his rhetoric, saying an announcement citing San Francisco for environmental violations would come in the next week.
  • Fights break out between Trump supporters and protesters after a US flag is torched while traffic...

    09/18/2019 7:34:29 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 26 replies
    daily mail ^ | 9/18/2019 | By ROSS IBBETSON FOR MAILONLINE
    Street brawls broke out last night as protesters burned the Stars and Stripes during President Donald Trump's $15million fundraising visit to Los Angeles. There were furious skirmishes outside the Beverly Hills Hotel on Tuesday when anti-Trump demonstrators were set upon while trying to set the US flag on fire. Riot police were deployed to deal with the violence and a massive baby blimp of the President flew over Palo Alto as he met with wealthy Republicans to pick up funds for his 2020 re-election bid. The usual traffic chaos during the LA rush hour was dialed up as joyous Trump...
  • San Francisco’s Assault on the NRA Is Dangerous to Our Democracy

    09/12/2019 6:13:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | September 10, 2019 | David French
    Free speech is often the first casualty of political polarization. There are two competing American tribes that have an immense amount in common. They both loathe mass shootings and grieve for lives lost. They both propose plans to protect innocent life. They both seek to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals. Yes, they have profound differences, but their motivations and intentions are remarkably similar. Moreover, America is designed from the ground up so that citizens of good will can hash out their competing ideas through political and cultural argument. if ( "undefined" !== typeof googletag && !...
  • Seattle Might Ban New Homes and Buildings From Using Natural Gas

    09/06/2019 11:02:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Posted: Sep 05, 2019 7:45 PM | Timothy Meads
    The Seattle Times reports that Seattle's city council is considering legislation which would ban all new homes and buildings within city limits from using natural gas, and mandating that these edifices must use electric heating and cooking. Councilmember Mike O’Brien will likely introduce the legislation next week. If passed, it is expected that the regulations will go in effect next summer. "We know that some people rely on natural gas at home and on the natural-gas industry for jobs, so we want to be thoughtful about how we transition," O'Brien said. "But in the meantime, let’s not continue to make...
  • Los Angeles Homeless Dying In Droves

    09/05/2019 9:49:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/05/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    We’ve covered a number of stories here dealing with the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles which has been out of control and growing for several years now. Most of these tales have to do with drug addiction, mental illness, crimes committed both by and against the homeless and people using the streets as their bathrooms. But there’s another, even darker element to this story featured in the LA Times this week. As it turns out, the homeless are not just living on the streets. They’re dying on them and in large numbers. On average, nearly three homeless people are...