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  • Unintended Consequences: Why $15/Hour in CA and Seattle Reduces Employment for Low-Wage Workers

    08/20/2018 6:40:03 AM PDT · by davikkm · 31 replies
    IWB ^ | Bob Shanahan
    “The minimum wage law very clearly is misnamed. The real minimum wage is zero. That is what many inexperienced and low skilled people receive as a result of legislation that makes it illegal to pay them what they are currently worth to an employer,” wrote Thomas Sowell, noted economist, social theorist, and Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, in Basic Economics: A Citizen’s Guide to the Economy. The minimum wage was never meant to be an income to live off of and support a family with. It was meant to be an entry point into the workforce for low skilled...
  • Four people killed, nearly 60 shot this weekend across Chicago

    08/20/2018 6:52:13 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 20 August 2018 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Barnini Chakraborty
    Two teens who had been reported missing were among the four people killed and 54 people shot this weekend in Chicago, as the city's gun violence epidemic continued unabated. The weekend tally was up compared to the same weekend in 2017, which saw 48 people shot and five killed, officials told Fox News on Monday. Raysuan Turner, 16, and Darnelle Flowers, 17, were found Sunday night at about 11:57 p.m. shot to death in a field on the Far South Side of the city, police said. They had vanished day earlier, FOX 32 Chicago reported. Earlier Sunday night, five people...
  • After Triple Homicide, How Safe Do Commuters Feel at Nearby RTD Station? ( Denver )

    08/12/2018 6:10:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Westworld ^ | August 10, 2018 | Chris Walker
    On August 9, Denver experienced its first triple homicide since the summer of 2016, when a drug deal went bad in Park Hill. On Thursday, three bodies were discovered near the RTD light-rail station on South Broadway near the I-25 overpass. And according to the Denver Police Department, there's an added dimension to these latest murders: The three victims were all homeless. The DPD has yet to announce the names of the three victims, their causes of death or any suspects in the crime. But the gravity of the murders and the fact that the victims were homeless has many...
  • 2 Dead, 18 Wounded in Chicago-Area Gun Violence

    08/12/2018 7:12:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | August 11, 2018
    2 Dead, 18 Wounded in Chicago-Area Gun Violence Published at 8:44 AM CDT on Aug 11, 2018 | Updated at 9:15 AM CDT on Aug 11, 2018 Chicago gun violence left two people dead Saturday and at least 18 others wounded, including a woman killed in a domestic dispute with someone. The most recent incident ocurring Saturday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. A 25-year-old man was wounded in a shooting at about 1:55 a.m. in the 4000 block of West Grenshaw, according to Chicago police. Officials say he was standing outside when two people began firing...
  • 'Let's Do It Like Eisenhower': Chicago Pastor Calls on Trump to Send Troops [tr]

    08/10/2018 5:34:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2018 | Outnumbered Overtime
    The Rev. Gregory Livingston, of New Hope Baptist Church, said Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) has "blood on his hands," and is allegedly "sitting on" millions of dollars in Department of Housing and Urban Development funds that could be helping the affected neighborhoods. "Rahm's words do nothing for that family," Livingston said of a mother of a 17-year-old shot and killed over the weekend amid the violence. . . . "Trump, send the National Guard down here. Give us a breather so we can figure this out. Yes, let's talk, bc we have to make some changes here.
  • A Tale of Three Cities: Once Shining Beacons of America's Success, Now Sliding to Chaos

    08/10/2018 6:51:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/10/2018 | By Brian C. Joondeph
    Charles Dickens wrote the classic A Tale of Two Cities a century and a half ago. It's a story about two famous cities of the times, Paris and London, around the time of the French Revolution. These cities were the height of sophistication and enlightenment in the world, long before American cities caught up. Three American cities did catch up and were at one time shining beacons of American success: San Francisco, Chicago, and Detroit. San Francisco was the gateway to the Pacific and lands beyond – beautiful city on hills with the Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco to...
  • Video: ‘Antifa’ Smashes US Marines Recruiting Office During Protest

    08/07/2018 10:15:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Fox News via American Military News ^ | 08/06/18 | Laura Widener
    On Sunday, a protest carried out by “Antifa” at Berkeley and members of the “alt-right” became violent, and vandalism ensued. A masked Antifa member “sucker-punched a detractor,” and other Antifa members smashed the windows at a recruiting office for the U.S. Marine Corps in Berkeley, California, Fox News reported. Filmmaker Ford Fischer posted a series of photos to Twitter depicting the vandalism carried out by Antifa, along with a video showing the act. Here is the video:
  • Rudy Giuliani blames Chicago mayor for weekend bloodshed that left 11 dead, nearly 70 wounded

    08/07/2018 11:09:33 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/7/2018 | Staff
    CHICAGO — At least 11 people were shot to death and about 70 wounded in a weekend burst of violence in Chicago that instantly became a political issue when President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, blamed the carnage on longtime Democratic rule in the city. Police on Monday attributed the dozens of shootings to gangs, the illegal flow of guns and sweltering August heat that drew more people outside. The victims ranged in age from 11 to 63, according to police. One teenage girl died after being shot in the face. A teenage boy was fatally shot riding a bike...
  • West Hollywood city council votes unanimously to REMOVE Donald Trump's star from the Hollywood...

    08/07/2018 11:05:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | August 7, 2018 | Daniel Roth For and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: West Hollywood city council votes unanimously to REMOVE Donald Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame because of the President's 'disturbing treatment of women' West Hollywood city council has unanimously approved a motion calling for the removal of Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Put forth by West Hollywood Mayor pro tempore John D'Amico and Councilwoman Lindsey Horvath, the motion, passed on Monday night, seeks the removal of the landmark 'due to [Trump's] disturbing treatment of women and other actions.' However, the vote is not legally binding as the council has no control over...
  • It's time to hold Democrats responsible for Chicago's violence

    08/06/2018 2:56:01 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 6, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Most Americans are appalled to read that 63 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, with 10 fatalities. The numbers are huge, downright massacre-level. News coverage says Chicago's hospital and emergency rooms are now crowd scenes. Here in California, we are appalled at the death toll among firemen and other public workers in California's massive wildfires, brought about by eco-wackos and their environmental mismanagement, which have killed 7. In Chicago, seven dead would be a good day. What's going on? All of these attacks are gang-related, according to this report, and are happening in the 6th, 10th, and 11th...

    08/06/2018 9:19:29 AM PDT · by bitt · 54 replies
    WND ^ | 5/17/2018 | Rich Logis
    Is it time for martial law in Democrat-run cities? Here’s a sampling of some recent headlines: The Chicago Tribune, May 7: “Chicago sees its most violent week of the year: 9 killed, 76 wounded”; The Baltimore Sun, May 7: “Double shooting of teens is first in series of shootings from Saturday evening through Sunday in Baltimore”; ABC, New Orleans, May 7: “NOPD investigating multiple shootings over the weekend in New Orleans.” Equally alarming as the carnage is how desensitized we’ve become to normalized violence in these culturally rich and historically significant American cities. Just how deadly and dangerous is the...
  • Reverend: Boys Hung Black Doll With Noose In Philly Playground To ‘Creep People Out’

    08/06/2018 9:36:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | August 2, 2018 | Staff
    A reverend says a black doll found hanging from a makeshift noose in a Philadelphia playground was apparently staged by a group of kids who wanted to “creep people out.” Police say they received a 911 call around noon after a city worker found a black doll hanging from a telephone wire with a makeshift noose around its neck at the Weccacoe Playground at 4th and Queen Streets.
  • Chicago is a War Zone – No News There

    08/06/2018 4:40:31 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 37 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Note to CBS: When you have to publicly declare that your network isn’t broken, your network is broken. – CBS entertainment division head Kelly Kahl led a press event on Sunday and, doing his best Baghadad Bob impression in the wake of the network’s latest major sex abuse scandal, declared there’s nothing to see here, all is well. No one believed him. Yes, Councilman, the people of Santa Barbara do lack common sense. They elected you, after all. – Over at Powerline, Steven Heyward has a hilarious quick read about a member...
  • Horrific Chicago Statistics: More than 60 People Shot, 9 Killed This Weekend…

    08/05/2018 9:28:59 PM PDT · by bitt · 80 replies
    Good grief, this is horrific. ABC News Chicago is reporting that over 60 people have been shot, with 9 killed, in Chicago just this weekend (Friday through Sunday). (Chicago) Dozens of people were wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday, police said. One paramedic described the evening as “a war zone.” Since midnight, police said 43 people have been shot, six fatally. Since Friday at 5 p.m., 60 people have been shot, nine fatally, in shootings in Chicago. 34 of the shootings and five deaths occurred between 10 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, according to police. During one two-and-a-half...
  • Bill Would Grant New Yorkers 3 Months Paid Bereavement Leave To Mourn Loss Of Loved Ones

    08/04/2018 4:14:49 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies
    Bill Would Grant New Yorkers 3 Months Paid Bereavement Leave To Mourn Loss Of Loved Ones August 2, 2018 at 7:59 pm NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Lawmakers want every worker in New York to get three months paid bereavement leave to mourn the loss of a loved one. But many business owners say it could be crippling. Will Gov. Andrew Cuomo sign it into law? The bill is sponsored by Sen. Richard Funke, of upstate Batavia, whose son died. “I’ve experienced the pain of losing a child. The grief can be unpredictable and overwhelming,” he said in a statement. “No...
  • Robert E. Lee statue vandalized on Richmond's Monument Ave.

    08/04/2018 11:50:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    AP ^ | August 4, 2018 | AP Staff
    A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Richmond's famed Monument Avenue has been vandalized. Red paint was splattered on the statue's base. The letters BLM, an apparent reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, was also sprayed on the base. Virginia Capitol Police, which is responsible for policing the monuments, told news outlets the vandalism occurred late Friday or early Saturday between patrols. The vandalism occurs a week ahead of the one-year anniversary of the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville that was organized in part as a protest to plans to remove a Lee Statue there. ETC...
  • Portland mayor selects first African American woman to be next chief of police

    08/04/2018 8:44:21 AM PDT · by Mariner · 43 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | Aug 8, 2017 | By Maxine Bernstein
    Danielle Outlaw, a 19-year veteran of the Oakland Police Department who started as a police explorer when she was in high school, will serve as Portland's next chief, only the third outsider named to lead the Police Bureau. Her appointment Monday by Mayor Ted Wheeler comes at a critical time when community and police relations are strained and the force faces a daunting list of federally mandated reforms. The mayor said Outlaw shares his goals of improving bureau relationships with Portland's communities of color, increasing diversity on the 950-member force and embracing equity. Outlaw, 41, who has served as a...
  • Borrowing billions to lower Chicago's pension debt? Emanuel's finance team is considering it

    08/04/2018 10:01:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 75 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/03/18 | Hal Dardick
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s financial team is considering borrowing billions of dollars to pour into Chicago’s ailing pension funds — a move they contend could save future taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars but experts say comes with risk. The idea is to issue bonds at relatively low interest rates and use the money to reduce the city’s $28 billion in pension debt. The pension funds would invest the bond proceeds and ideally earn returns that outpace the interest the city would have to pay on the bond debt. Issuing so-called pension obligation bonds would be a first for Chicago, which...
  • Portland Protest Live and Anti-NRA Protests—Live Feeds [Links in #'s 26-28]

    08/04/2018 9:49:32 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 180 replies
    Various Live Feeds ^ | 8/4/18 | Rebelbase
    The Portland Protest is spinning up. Right now it's the opening act. Please post links to additional feeds as they come online. Live YouTube Feed Here.
  • Los Angeles council proposes banning fur sales, like West Hollywood and San Francisco

    08/03/2018 1:59:55 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 2, 2018 | Janine Puhak
    Los Angelians eager to fill their fall wardrobes with fur may want to stock up now, as city council members have introduced a proposal banning its sale. If the measure passes, the City of Angles would be the largest American metropolis to bar the sale and production of the controversial product. On August 1, over a dozen animal welfare activists met with Councilman Paul Koretz at City Hall to discuss the issue, the L.A. Times reports. If the proposal, written by Koertz and fellow council member Bob Blumenfield, were to pass, L.A. would join West Hollywood, Berkeley and San Francisco in instating...