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  • Battle at Bristol: Speedway ready to host Vols vs. Hokies showdown

    09/10/2016 1:42:42 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 51 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 9/9/16 | Grant Ramey
    When parking lots open at 7 a.m. Saturday, the game — Tennessee and Virginia Tech in a border battle at Bristol Motor Speedway, playing in front of what will be a college football record attendance, topping 150,000 — will finally be here.
  • ‘Rotherham-Style’ Abuse Scandal: Police Accused of Failing to Act

    09/01/2016 11:17:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 1 Sep 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Police in Telford have been accused of ignoring child sex abuse after it emerged volunteers have been passing evidence of grooming to them for three years. Officers have been criticised for failing to make progress on sex gangs in the town, dubbed the “child sex capital of Britain”, while sitting on 150 pages of abuse allegations. One victim who was forced to have sex with a string of men told The Mirror: “The police have betrayed the children of this town for a second time. “I dread to think how many victims there have been over the years ... “It...
  • Street Preachers Arrested in UK in Front of Cheering Crowd: Video

    07/09/2016 11:45:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    BRISTOL, UK — Among cheering crowds, four street preachers were arrested in the UK on Wednesday for causing a “disturbance” while exhorting men to “obey God and keep His commands.” The incident occurred as local resident Mike Overd was open air preaching outside of the Bristol shopping center, while others engaged passersby in conversation and/or held gospel signs. Some of those joining Overd in the evangelism effort included American citizens visiting the country to share the gospel. “The purpose of mankind is to worship God and enjoy Him,” Overd preached, according to recorded footage of their arrest. “You need to...
  • The Latest: Military: Tennessee gunman had served in Army

    07/08/2016 3:47:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    wapo ^ | 07/08/2016 | ap
    <p>6:30 p.m.</p> <p>The man accused of killing one person and wounding three others in an attack in Tennessee had served in the military in the late 1990s.</p> <p>Army spokeswoman Jennifer R. Johnson says in an email that Lakeem Keon Scott served in the Army from January 1998 to June 1999. His full service record was not immediately available, and the circumstances of his discharge were not immediately clear.</p>
  • Authorities: Tennessee highway gunman motivated by police shootings

    07/08/2016 1:10:51 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 8, 2016
    Authorities: Tennessee highway gunman motivated by police shootings A man accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was angry about police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday. One woman died and three others, including one police officer, were injured in the rampage. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that initial conversations with the suspect, 37-year-old Lakeem Keon Scott, revealed he was troubled by several incidents across the U.S. Scott, who is black, was wounded in the shootout with police, remains hospitalized and has not yet been charged....
  • Todd and Sarah Palin statement regarding marriage of daughter

    06/10/2016 7:42:43 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 56 replies
    Facebook ^ | June 9, 2016 | Sarah and Todd Palin
    All our families' hearts are filled with love for Dakota, Bristol, Tripp, and Sailor Grace. It's been a rewarding and interesting ride this past year - but these two sure do love an adventure! As their biggest supporters, we're stratospherically happy it's happened, amidst running a little late! Like they said, the foundation of their new life together is built with hard work and God's grace, so they can't go wrong - their future is as bright as Alaska's midnight sun. - Todd and Sarah Palin Pictures and more
  • Clinton Surrogate Rendell: We'll win because we will have the ugly women vote

    05/18/2016 12:38:00 PM PDT · by HypatiaTaught · 51 replies
    Will [Donald Trump] have some appeal to working-class Dems in Levittown or Bristol? Sure. For every one he’ll lose 1˝ , two Republican women. Trump’s comments like “You can’t be a 10 if you’re flat-chested,” that’ll come back to haunt him. There are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women. People take that stuff personally. — Ed Rendell, a surrogate for the Hillary Clinton campaign
  • Mailbox, concrete chunks, jug thrown from Indiana Toll Road overpass

    05/14/2016 8:06:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Elkhart Truth ^ | May 9, 2016 | Ryan Jeltema
    BRISTOL — Several motorists on the Indiana Toll Road were lucky to escape injury after a mailbox, concrete chunks and gallon jug of windshield washer fluid were thrown at cars from the C.R. 19 overpass on April 22. Four vehicles were damaged from the debris in the area of mile marker 97.1 near Bristol shortly before midnight on April 22, according to an Indiana State Police press release issued on Monday. The only injury reported was a 17-year-old passenger in one of the vehicles, who was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. State Police found a...
  • Was Bristol Hit By A Tsunami? (1607)

    04/30/2007 4:14:31 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 1,087+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-30-2007 | University Of Chicago
    Source: University of Chicago Press Journals Date: April 30, 2007 Was Bristol Channel Hit By A Tsunami? Science Daily — On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Britain's largest natural disaster, the author of Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard, reveals strong new evidence that the Bristol Channel was devastated by a tsunami on January 30, 1607. On that day, historical accounts describe a storm in the Bristol Channel, flooding more then 500 km2 of lowland and killing 2,000 people. "Despite the recent Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, tsunamis along most coastlines are currently viewed as an underrated hazard," write Edward...
  • Is THIS Why People Don’t like Cruz?

    01/19/2016 9:58:55 AM PST · by usafa92 · 13 replies
    Bristol Palin Blog / Patheos ^ | 1/19/2016 | Bristol Palin
    Is my Mom going to endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States? That's the rumor, and I've been too busy with diapers to delve too much into politics these days. But the rumors were enough to cause staffers from Ted Cruz's office to slam my mom.
  • Key military commander to testify on Benghazi — the day before his retirement

    07/29/2013 10:41:41 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7-29-2013 | Jeremy Herb
    Key military commander to testify on Benghazi — the day before his retirement By Jeremy Herb - 07/29/13 12:13 PM ET Congress will hear eagerly awaited testimony Wednesday on the Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attack from a special operations task force commander who is set to retire the next day. Col. George Bristol, the former commander of a task force that operated in Northern and Western Africa, will appear at a classified, members-only briefing with a House Armed Services subcommittee, congressional and Defense sources told The Hill. Republicans have been pressing the military to allow Bristol to testify. They argue he...
  • Virginia Republicans To Consider Stripping Gov. McAuliffe Of Protective Detail

    12/28/2015 7:13:00 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Virginia GOP'ers returned fire over the state Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring's move to halt recognition of concealed carry permits from 25 different states. Our General Assembly has already identified who can and cannot conceal handguns in Virginia, and we cannot have that decision undermined by recognizing permits from other states with more permissive standards, Herring said when he made the announcement last week. Republican state legislators could strip Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe of his protective detail. Virginia Sen. Bill Carrico told The Herald Courier last Tuesday he plans to propose a budget amendment during the State Senate's January...
  • Bristol Palin Welcomes Second Child

    12/25/2015 10:34:51 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 162 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/25/2015 | Kelly Cohen
    Bristol Palin, the daughter of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has given birth to a second child. Bristol Palin, who turned 25 in October and is a vocal advocate of sexual abstinence before marriage, tweeted Thursday that her "heart just doubled" at the birth of her new baby girl, Sailor Grace. Palin announced she was pregnant in June, a few weeks after her engagement to Dakota Meyer , a 27-year-old U.S. Marine who received a 2009 Medal of Honor , was called off after a year-long relationship. Meyer tweeted a photo of the baby girl, too, writing: "Best...
  • It Doesn’t Look Like a Pencil Case to Me

    09/20/2015 11:28:29 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 21 replies
    Patheos ^ | September 18, 2015 | Bristol Palin
    Bristol Palin knocks it out of the park in her faith-base, pro-American blog: I know not all law enforcement is ethically correct (we have crooks everywhere), but I cannot even imagine how much more ‘protocols’ they will have to follow during an investigation of anyone who isn’t white. Not everything is race based and most police, and law enforcement in general, are just trying to do their jobs. Let them do their jobs, and stop looking for reasons to cause riots.
  • The New GOP “Outrage Industry:” Lessons in Decency from Erick Erickson and Fox News

    08/10/2015 4:24:47 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 39 replies
    Bristol Palin's Blog ^ | August 10, 2015 | Bristol Palin
    ...before we get off the topic of Fox News and the fact that they are “oh-so-shocked” at the supposed sexism of Donald Trump…here’s a little perspective. Back in 2010, Chris Wallace joked about having my Mom (Sarah Palin) sit on his lap during an interview. In 2011, Roger Ailes said, “I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings.” Fox and Erickson need to get off their high horse on how outraged they are NOW about sexism and decency.
  • PA Turnpike OKs 2016 Rates for Delaware River Bridge Electronic Toll

    08/03/2015 6:09:20 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike press release ^ | July 23, 2015 | Pennsylvania Turnpike
    HARRISBURG, PA. (JULY 23, 2015) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) recently approved toll rates for a cashless, nonstop tolling point for westbound motorists crossing the Delaware River Bridge from New Jersey into Pennsylvania on Interstate 276. E-ZPass customers, who make up more than 80 percent of traffic at the bridge, will pay $5 for a two-axle vehicle; non-E-ZPass customers will pay $6.75 via Pennsylvania Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE, a system that will take an image of the license plate and mail an invoice to the vehicle's owner. Each additional axle will cost an additional $5 for E-ZPass customers and...
  • DJ Derek The 73-Year-Old Reggae and Ska Star Is Missing

    07/25/2015 11:11:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Torquay Herals Express ^ | July 24, 2015 | HEGuy
    DJ DEREK, the 73-year-old DJ who appeared at Glastonbury and was one of the first to play reggae in Britain has been missing for three weeks, according to his family. Derek Morris, aka DJ Derek, has played hundreds of sets over the years and worked with high profile artists including Dizzee Rascal and Massive Attack. He recently played at Newton Abbot's Jolly Farmer. Members of the 73-year-old's family say they are extremely worried about him and have informed police. Derek's niece Jennifer says her family has not seen or heard from her uncle in three weeks. Posting on Derek's Facebook...
  • Bristol Palin Meets the Liberal Superiority Complex

    10/31/2014 8:53:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 28, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    CNN anchor Carol Costello’s apology is revealing. ... Why — how? — could a CNN anchor, a woman who is herself on record saying she was once assaulted by a boyfriend — possibly have the reaction to the Bristol tape that she did? The answer is that in reality, Costello’s contempt has nothing to do with Bristol Palin. Nor, it should be noted, does it have anything to do with Sarah Palin. What this is really all about is another liberal elitist who, though not to the manor born herself, is attracted by the sense of moral, intellectual, and cultural...
  • Brian Stelter: Sarah Palin Deserves Benefit Of Doubt Over ‘Brawl’ Reports (CNN host)

    09/21/2014 12:27:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 21, 2014 | Andrew Desiderio
    On his show Reliable Sources this morning, CNN host Brian Stelter defended Sarah Palin against media coverage of her family’s alleged “brawl” at a snowmobile party earlier this month. “Doesn’t Sarah Palin deserve the benefit of the doubt?” Stelter asked. He began the segment by airing a clip from Morning Joe in which host Joe Scarborough seemed to take a jab at what Stelter called Scarborough’s own network’s “saturation” of coverage over Gov. Chris Christie‘s “Bridgegate” scandal — or lack of. Stelter then took aim at the New York Daily News‘s coverage of the story, saying the newspaper did not...
  • Sarah Palin: They have no shame

    10/24/2014 4:22:27 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 188 replies
    Politoco ^ | 10/24/14 12:47 PM EDT | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Sarah Palin is fighting back after her daughter Bristol was mocked following a recent brawl involving her family. “Looking at the reports, it strikes me as bitterly ironic that the same people who tell us there is a ‘war on women’ have no problem laughing at the recording of my daughter crying as she tells police about being assaulted by a man,” Palin wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday evening.
  • The Truth about the “Palin Brawl” – The Media Reveals Its Bias Against Conservative Women Once Again

    10/22/2014 8:08:09 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    http://www.patheos.com ^ | october 22, 2014 | bristol palin
    That’s why, after a month and a half of hearing rumors about myself and family, I’ve finally decided to comment about the situation. Instead of listening to all the people who weren’t there — people who claim they heard this from their cousin/brother/sister-in-law/step-daughter/long lost little brother – let me tell you what actually happened. Our friend got knocked out from a cheap shot from behind.  (His injury resulted in ten stitches, so it was really low.) Why would anyone do this?  Well, here’s a hint.  The guy was on social media during this incident, tweeting, “about to get famous.” When Willow...
  • Bristol Palin Describes Drunken Brawl to Police in New Audio [Warning: Explicit Language]

    10/23/2014 9:37:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/21/2014 | by Matt Wilstein
    Minutes before the final Florida gubernatorial debate was set to air Tuesday evening, Wolf Blitzer broke into CNN’s live coverage to play newly-released audio of Bristol Palin recounting the alleged drunken brawl that took place between members of the Palin family and others at an Alaska snowmobile party last month. CNN bleeped the numerous curse words in Palin’s statement to police, but according to the transcript posted to the website, here is what the uncensored version appears to be: “Some lady with gray hair, who wants to push my 20-year-old sister — I’m going to defend my sister, she’s 20...
  • BRISTOL PALIN STRIKES BACK: ‘THIS PREGNANCY WAS ACTUALLY PLANNED

    06/28/2015 12:21:22 PM PDT · by Bratch · 167 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | July 28, 2015 | SARAH RUMPF
    In response to the chorus of critics who attacked her after she announced she was pregnant, Bristol Palin posted a follow up blog post titled “My Little Blessing,” affirming her strong pro-life beliefs and clarifying some of the misrepresentations being made about her. [...] “None of us are perfect,” she continued, before explaining that the baby had been planned with her former fiance before the relationship ended: I made a mistake, but it’s not the mistake all these giddy a$$holes have loved to assume. This pregnancy was actually planned. Everyone knows I wanted more kids, to have a bigger family. Believing I was...
  • My Little Blessing

    06/28/2015 8:03:33 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 31 replies
    Patheos.com ^ | June 28, 2015 | by Bristol Palin
    So here are the things you should all get straight before you continue to mock me, judge me, and talk about me.
  • BRISTOL PALIN OWES NO APOLOGY, INTERNET TROLLS DO

    06/27/2015 6:33:27 AM PDT · by Bratch · 127 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 26, 2015 | KEVIN SCHOLLA
    [...] Bristol Palin announced via her blog that she is pregnant. The 24-year old already has a son after choosing life in 2008 and becoming a teen mother. Now, she’s expecting again and once again she is unmarried. And? [...] Let’s call it what it really is. This is just another case of the haters waiting for someone they already hate to have a problem so they can go after them full throttle. They’re loaded for (mama grizzly) bear. [...] Others are upset about how Palin’s pregnancy could affect a potential run for office by her mother. Really? We’ve elected...
  • Was Christopher Columbus in Greenland 15 years before he discovered America?

    06/12/2015 3:01:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 53 replies
    Christopher Columbus wrote that he sailed in February 1477 to an island a hundred miles beyond Tile (Iceland). This trip, which would have led him to Greenland according to the distance he mentioned, was questioned many times in the 20th century. Arguments against accepting his claim have been that ice and snow would not have allowed him to make an expedition to the North in winter, and that the details he had given about the size of the tides (26 braccia) were far too overstated to be taken seriously. Taking into consideration new research concerning the change of climate at...
  • Bristol Palin calls off her wedding

    05/18/2015 1:03:46 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 254 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2015 | Judy Kurtz
    Bristol Palin and fiancé Dakota Meyer are calling off their wedding, which was set to take place this weekend. Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin announced the cancellation of her daughter’s nuptials in a Monday Facebook post, writing the couple has “informed loved ones that unfortunately the announced celebration planned for May 23 will not be held.” Palin wrote that, although it won’t be a walk down the aisle, a shindig of some sort will still go on: “Many friends and family still look forward to getting together that day in Kentucky anyway — and the Palins and Meyers...
  • New North America Viking Voyage Discovered

    06/06/2013 7:08:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    LiveScience ^ | June 5, 2013 | Owen Jarus
    Some 1,000 years ago, the Vikings set off on a voyage to Notre Dame Bay in modern-day Newfoundland, Canada, new evidence suggests. The journey would have taken the Vikings, also called the Norse, from L'Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of the same island to a densely populated part of Newfoundland and may have led to the first contact between Europeans and the indigenous people of the New World.
  • Mystery Surrounds Possible Oldest Church in North America

    04/17/2007 2:12:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 1,182+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 16, 2007 | Heather Whipps
    North America's oldest church may lie beneath a small town in Newfoundland, according to information cobbled together from the research of a historian who recently died before publishing her seminal work. "To describe Alwyn Ruddock's claims as revolutionary would not be an exaggeration," Jones said. "If Ruddock is right, it means that the remains of the only medieval church in North America may still lie buried under the modern town of Carbonear."Ruddock, a historian with the University of London, was one of the world's foremost experts on Cabot's voyages until her death in late 2005. In keeping with her will,...
  • Well! Who did name the place?

    05/24/2003 6:27:48 AM PDT · by scouse · 8 replies · 225+ views
    BBC History page ^ | 5/24 | Macdonald
    There are two key characters in this story, John Cabot, a sailor, and Richard Amerike, a Bristol business man. Unfortunately, neither left much of themselves for us to see or read: no portrait, nothing in their own writing, no detailed contemporary record of themselves or their work. There is, however, enough recorded to know that they both achieved things of lasting importance; one very directly, the other less obviously but in its way even more portentous: Cabot awakened the world to the existence of the North American continent, and Amerike gave his name and badge to what, in time, was...
  • How America Got Its Name (not who you think!)

    10/10/2002 6:20:44 AM PDT · by Tancred · 10 replies · 849+ views
    The Natal Witness ^ | October 10, 2002 | Leslie Walford
    There isn't a Man in the Moon, pigeons won't stand still if you put a pinch of salt on their tails and Christopher Columbus didn't discover America. How many childhood certainties have proved false over the years?. Now Peter Macdonald, writing for the BBC, has claimed that America was named not after a Florentine navigator called Amerigo Vespucci but after an Anglicised Welshman called Richard Amerike. Although North America was visited by Leif Ericsson, or "Leif the Lucky", nearly 1 000 years before the birth of Christ, Europeans were generally unaware of its existence until the Genoese Giovanni Caboto, who...
  • Something to declare: America named after Welsh Customs man

    04/28/2002 8:37:13 PM PDT · by aculeus · 15 replies · 8+ views
    The Observer [UK] ^ | Sunday April 28, 2002 | Amelia Hill
    America was named after a British Customs officer and not, as historians have long believed, the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci, who participated in Christopher Columbus's voyages to the New World. Martin Waldseemuller, whose 1507 map of the world was the first to show the so-called Unknown Territory as a separate continent, has long been credited with naming the new land after the Florentine nobleman. But according to a new book by Rodney Broome - Amerike, The Briton Who Gave America its Name - the country was named in 1496, years before Vespucci's voyage, by John Cabot - the Bristol-based explorer...
  • Anglosphere: Celebrating Wrong Italian? (Columbus vs. Cabot)

    10/13/2002 10:02:58 AM PDT · by Tancred · 8 replies · 4,358+ views
    United Press Int'l ^ | October 12, 2002 | James C. Bennett
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A few years ago I chanced to be in Buenos Aires on Columbus Day. It is a major holiday there, during which no business is transacted. I spent the day wandering about town enjoying the celebrations. One plaza held a Columbus Day festival in which passersby could enjoy demonstrations and samples of music, dance, crafts and foods of all the various Latin American nations, and of many of the source-nations of Argentina's immigration. The interesting thing to me was the complete absence of anything representing the United States. This was not a coincidence. Columbus, and...
  • Briton found America in 1499

    08/29/2009 12:03:39 AM PDT · by OldSpice · 36 replies · 1,365+ views
    The Daily Mirror ^ | 29 Aug., 2009 | By Tom Pettifor
    The first Briton sailed to the New World only seven years after Columbus, a long-lost royal letter reveals.Written by Henry VII 510 years ago, it suggests Bristol merchant William Weston headed for America in 1499.In his letter the king, right, instructs his Chancellor to suspend an injunction against Weston because "he will shortly with God's grace, pass and sail for to search and find if he can the new found land".Bristol University's Dr Evan Jones believes it was probably the earliest attempt to find the North-West Passage - the searoute around North America to the Pacific. He said: "Henry's...
  • The Discovery Of America: The Revolutionary Claims Of A Dead Historian

    04/04/2007 4:49:18 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 867+ views
    University Of Bristol ^ | 4-4-2007 | Alwyn Ruddock
    The discovery of America: the revolutionary claims of a dead historian Press release issued 4 April 2007Replica Of John Cabot's Ship Dr Alwyn Ruddock, a former reader in history at the University of London, was the world expert on John Cabot’s discovery voyages from Bristol to North America (1496-98). What she was said to have found out about these voyages looked set to re-write the history of the European discovery of America. Yet, when Dr Ruddock died in December 2005, having spent four decades researching this topic, she ordered the destruction of all her research. In an article published today...
  • Rewriting History: Alwyn Ruddock and John Cabot

    Alwyn Ruddock, an 89-year-old historian, had all her notes & research materials detailing perhaps tremendous discoveries relating to John Cabot's voyages to the New World in the late 1490s posthumously destroyed. This article, Rewriting History: Alwyn Ruddock and John Cabot, gives a lengthy retelling of that tale. From what I can tell, it looks as though our good friend "Peer Review" or its relatives, well-known to us from the phony Global Warming money scam, is mostly responsible for the destruction of her astonishing research on Cabot and his predecessors. Dr Evan Jones and his research partner, Margaret Condon, have set...
  • New evidence suggests Cabot may have known of New World before voyage

    05/07/2012 11:58:05 AM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 29 April 2012 | Randy Boswell
    An Italian historian has unveiled a previously unknown document that sheds fresh light on explorer John Cabot’s discovery of Canada — a brief entry in a 516-year-old accounting ledger that shows Cabot had financial backing from a Florence-based bank in England and, most intriguingly, may have had prior knowledge of the distant land his famous 1497 voyage would put on the world map. The Italian-born Cabot is known to have sailed from England in search of the New World three times between 1496 and 1498. He is believed to have reached Newfoundland aboard the Matthew in 1497, but Cabot disappears...
  • Va. governor eliminates criminal history questions on state job applications

    04/03/2015 4:54:54 PM PDT · by don-o · 62 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | pril 3, 2015 | Jordan Moore
    BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) - Applications for state jobs in Virginia will no longer will include questions regarding a person's criminal history. Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order removing criminal history questions from state employment applications Friday. Under the order, employment decisions won't be based on an applicant's criminal history unless it's specifically related to the job they are being considered for. While it only applies to state employment applications, the order also encourages similar hiring practices for private employers throughout the Commonwealth. Some business owners we spoke to in Bristol, Virginia are not on board with the idea.
  • UK multiculturism: Bristol sex ring: Girl, 13, was groomed and forced into sex with series of men

    11/28/2014 11:55:02 PM PST · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | November 27 2014 | Steven Morris
    Shortly before Christmas 2012, a group of young men booked a room at a Premier Inn in Bristol. The friends, all in their early 20s and members of the city’s Somali community, chatted, drank and chewed the stimulant khat. One of the men, a local drug dealer called Said Zakaria – also known by his street name Target – was tasked with the job of finding some girls to “party with”. Zakaria, 22, made a few calls and went off to pick up a girl he had been having sex with who can only be identified as Complainant 1 –...
  • The Liberal Media’s Palin Obsession

    10/24/2014 4:26:48 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/14 | Jeff Crouere
    The villains were the jerks who pushed Bristol Palin and the members of the media, like Carol Costello, who wear their liberal bias as a badge of honor Since she burst on the national scene in 2008, the national media has enjoyed poking fun and mischaracterizing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her family. The main reason for their obsession is that Palin is an unabashed conservative who is articulate and popular with millions of Americans. From the reporting about her supposed shopping spree during the 2008 race for Vice President to the continuing rumors about her marriage, the media...
  • Entrepreneur builds private toll road after landslip (Kelston, England)

    08/04/2014 1:31:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:45PM BST 03 Aug 2014 | Elliot Pinkham
    An entrepreneur has gambled his home on building a toll road after becoming frustrated at council delays in clearing a commuter route blocked by a landslip. Mike Watts is charging motorists Ł2 per journey to use his bypass made from rolled chippings and avoid the closed section of the A431 between Bath and Bristol. A landslip in February forced the closure of Kelston Road and, while Bath and North East Somerset Council said it has begun repairs costing Ł1.5 million, the road is not due to reopen until Christmas. Mr. Watts, aged 62 years, said his road, which runs through...
  • Shuttered Virginia Intermont could possibly house immigrant children

    06/20/2014 9:15:46 AM PDT · by don-o · 16 replies
    WJHL TV ^ | June 20, 2014
    BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) - A Virginia newspaper reports a possible use for the vacant Virginia Intermont facility. As the country is faced with a surge in minors arriving on their own from Central America, federal Department of Health and Human Service officials are scrambling to find places to house the children. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that U.S officials are in talks of temporarily sheltering unaccompanied immigrant children on the campus of shuttered Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville. Among the discussions, is the possibility of housing the children at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol. According to Richmond Times-Dispatch, federal Department of...
  • Bristol Palin blasts ‘hypocritical’ gays

    12/23/2013 5:28:50 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 23 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | December 23, 2013 | TIM MOLLOY
    NEW YORK - Bristol Palin says gay activists are “hypocritical” to take offense at “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson’s anti-gay comments. “I think it’s so hypocritical how the LGBT community expects every single flippen person to agree with their life style,” she said in a blog post. “I hate how the LGBT community says it’s all about ‘love’ and ‘equality,”’ she continued. “However, if you don’t agree with their lifestyle, they spread the most hate. It is so hypocritical it makes my stomach turn. They need to learn how to respect others’ opinions and not just jump to the conclusion...
  • Bristol, Tenn., council repeals guns-in-parks ban

    12/05/2013 8:59:24 AM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 4 replies
    Bristol Herald Courier ^ | December 3, 2013 | Kevin Castle
    Gun owners who have a concealed-carry permit can now take their weapon into select city parks following a 4-1 vote by City Council on Tuesday night that repealed a 2009 policy that banned them. The resolution vote was preceded by 14 citizens voicing their opinions on the issue, most disagreeing with the lifting of the ban and those in the minority thanking the governing body for allowing Second Amendment rights to be preserved in Bristol.
  • Innocent man burned to death by vigilante neighbours

    10/28/2013 8:19:31 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 October 2013 | By Luke Salkeld
    An innocent man was viciously beaten and then burned to death by vigilante neighbours who wrongly believed rumours that he was a paedophile. Bijan Ebrahimi, a keen gardener, had taken photographs of youths vandalising his hanging baskets and intended to hand them to police as evidence. ...
  • Key Benghazi witness found Testifying to Congress today behind closed doors

    07/25/2013 9:12:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    WND ^ | 7/25/13 | Garth Kant
    A highly sought witness in the Benghazi investigation is scheduled to testify this morning behind closed doors in Congress, WND has learned Marine Col. George Bristol is considered a key witness because he may be able to shed light on why no U.S. military help was sent when the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, came under attack on Sept. 11, 2012. The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans died in the attack. Congressional investigators have been trying to locate Bristol for months. As commander of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara, he knew what military options...
  • Obama Inc. Blocking Access to AFRICOM Colonel with Benghazi Info

    07/05/2013 5:42:16 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 33 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 7-5-2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    July 5, 2013 Obama Inc. Blocking Access to AFRICOM Colonel with Benghazi Info Daniel Greenfield A suspicious mind would suspect that Obama Inc. has something to hide about Benghazi and doesn’t want to risk having the same kind of testimony from the military end that we saw from top diplomatic personnel who turned whistleblowers.Fortunately I’m not the suspicious type at all. I’m sure this is all just some sort of misunderstanding involving the DOD being unable to find one of its own key people. Marine Corps Col. George Bristol was in a key position in the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)...
  • Republicans want to talk to Col. George Bristol about Benghazi

    07/05/2013 9:47:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 69 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/5/13 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    Marine Corps Col. George Bristol was in a key position in the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) chain of command the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. As such, he's high on the list of people that some Republican members of Congress want to interview. But they don't know where he is and the Pentagon isn't telling.
  • 2 charged in 'vicious' pit bull attack that injured mother, daughter . (Pit Bull named "Hitler")

    06/20/2013 9:06:05 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 20 replies
    BRISTOL, Va. — Police announced Thursday the arrests of two people in what had been described as a "vicious" dog attack that injured a woman and her daughter last week in a Bristol park. Jason Lamont Alexander, 37, and Amanda Leigh Wilson, 28, both of Bristol, Va., were charged Wednesday with violating a Virginia law governing the control of dangerous or vicious dogs. About 2 p.m. on June 14, police were called to Moore Street Park, where Lisa Manis, 36, 601 Mary St., No. 152, and her 6-year-old daughter were injured in the attack by a pit bull named "Hitler."
  • Conn. gun-maker declares intention to leave state

    04/10/2013 3:26:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 10, 2013 6:09 PM EDT | Stephen Singer
    A Connecticut gun-maker announced on Wednesday it intends to leave the state, just six days after passage of restrictive gun control legislation, while two other manufacturers said they are considering relocation offers from other states. Manufacturers also plan to lobby the state’s congressional delegation next week “to make sure they hear from our side,” said Mark Malkowski, president of Stag Arms in New Britain. Bristol-based PTR said in a statement posted on its website that it has not decided where it will move, but has commitments from most employees to relocate. The company makes military-style rifles and employs more than...