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  • Feds to build separate detention unit for transgender illegal immigrants

    05/25/2016 4:34:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 5/25/16 | Andrea Noble
    Federal immigration authorities plan to build a separate unit for transgender detainees in a new facility under construction in Alvarado, Texas. The Prairieland Detention Center, expected to open in November, will house a total of 700 detainees and will have 36 beds set aside in a separate unit for transgender detainees, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Detainees are asked about their gender identity when brought into detention facilities in order to make housing accommodations, according to current ICE guidelines. According to a Human Rights Watch report from March, ICE officials estimate that out of the approximately 30,000 migrants...
  • Documents show ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle embellished record

    05/25/2016 2:15:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 63 replies
    QFox13 ^ | 5/24/16
    Documents show that slain Navy Seal and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle misrepresented the number of medals he received. Navy documents obtained by an online magazine through an open records request show that Kyle earned one Silver Star and three Bronze Stars with valor. In his best-selling book, Kyle wrote that he had received two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars. A Navy spokeswoman confirmed the validity of the documents and says the armed services branch is investigating the discrepancy. The Intercept first reported the discrepancy and posted the documents. Kyle’s widow, Taya Kyle, didn’t immediately return a phone call...
  • Black pastors rally in support of HB2, saying LGBT rights are not civil rights

    05/25/2016 9:52:41 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    About 40 preachers, mostly African-American, rallied on the State Capitol grounds on Tuesday to take offense at comparing the fight for LGBT protections to the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
  • Facebook admits rogue employees may have shown bias against conservatives

    05/24/2016 12:03:30 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 5/24/16 | Stephen Dinan
    Facebook announced Monday it was sending employees out for retraining and would discontinue some of its practices as it sought to defend itself against charges of political bias against conservatives. The online giant denied that it’s shown “systematic political bias,” but admitted employees played a bigger role than previously acknowledged in determining what news is highlighted in the trending topics section. Facebook also acknowledged that rogue employees may have unintentionally discriminated against conservative stories or even acted with malice in “isolated improper actions.” In one instance Facebook rejected a story this year about the opening of the annual Conservative Political...
  • Dave Matthews Band Pledges Proceeds from NC Concert to Fight Trans Bathroom Bill

    05/24/2016 10:38:19 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/24/16 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Dave Matthews Band will donate the proceeds from their upcoming concert in Charlotte to five organizations fighting North Carolina’s recently enacted transgender bathroom law. Unlike other artists who have cancelled concerts in the state in opposition to the law, Dave Matthews Band will go ahead with its scheduled May 27 show at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte. In a brief statement on their website, the band announced that a portion of proceeds from the performance would go to five organizations working to fight the law: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Lambda Legal, ACLU of North Carolina, Equality NC...
  • Outraged parents claim court refused to prosecute babysitter for son's horror injuries including a

    05/23/2016 10:33:51 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 May 2016 | Khaleda Rahman
    including a 'hand-shaped bruise' on his face - because 'he is too young to tell them what happened' One-year-old Jacob's parents left him with the babysitter in March They claim they returned to find him screaming and the babysitter asleep The next day, they claim they found Jacob was covered in bruises and went to police They want criminal charges filed against the babysitter but authorities have decided not to pursue the case Jacob's father took to Facebook to vent about the lack of action The DA was unavailable for comment on the case An Oregon couple claim their...
  • A Former Transgender Person’s Take on Obama’s Bathroom Directive

    05/22/2016 11:14:56 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Dail;y Signal ^ | 5/21/16 | Walt Heyer
    President Barack Obama, the titular head of the LGBT movement, has added to the firestorm of confusion, misunderstanding, and fury surrounding the transgender bathroom debate by threatening schools with loss of federal funding unless they allow students to join the sex-segregated restroom, locker room, and sports teams of their chosen gender, without regard to biological reality. I know firsthand what it’s like to be a transgender person—and how misguided it is to think one can change gender through hormones and surgery. His action comes after weeks of protests against the state of North Carolina for its so-called anti-LGBT bathroom bill....
  • Feminist Says Air-Conditioning Is Sexist. Out Loud. On Live TV. In Front Of The Entire World.

    05/20/2016 10:03:51 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    Oh good grief, not this again. So, there’s this feminist who writes for the Telegraph in the UK and she was on one of their news shows talking about how air-conditioning is sexist. Somehow, she managed to say this with a straight face, which is a far cry from what I was doing as I watched this clown show – So, the women in her office building are standing around resembling human popsicles and her best idea was to go on TV and complain about it? Like, you didn’t talk to whoever sets the thermostat in your building and ask...
  • Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair indicted on perjury, misconduct charges

    05/20/2016 8:57:13 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair has been indicted on charges of perjury and official misconduct. Sheriff Blair was arrested shortly before 3 p.m. on Friday and was booked into the Marion County Jail. He has since posted bond and has been released on his own recognizance, said a spokesperson with the State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial District. Blair was indicted on allegations that he made false statements during an investigation into a case of excessive force by Marion County deputies. He faces two separate counts of perjury and one count of official misconduct, all third-degree felonies.
  • College reverses decision, rehires famed Delta Force hero

    05/20/2016 12:12:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/20/16 | Todd Starnes
    When given the choice of standing alongside a decorated military hero or a bunch of militant LGBT activists – choose wisely. The leadership of Hampden-Sydney College learned that lesson the hard way. On May 19 I reported to you that the Virginia all-male college had chosen not to renew retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin’s contract – ending his stellar, nine-year career teaching leadership and ethics. Click here to join Todd’s American Dispatch: A must-read for conservatives! Less than six hours later, the college reversed its decision and offered the retired general a one-year contract. “Hampden-Sydney College is a fine school...
  • Fox News: Several boys have sex with girl, 15, in South Fort Myers High School bathroom

    05/19/2016 9:41:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 78 replies
    <p>Lee County Deputies said a 15-year-old South Fort Myers High School girl had sex with multiple male students in the bathroom of the school.</p> <p>"Shock. Disbelief. Concern. Sad," Eric Struble said. He's a parent to two 15-year-old girls.</p> <p>The incident report said the girl admitted to having sex with multiple male students in the bathroom, and 25 male students were identified going inside the bathroom during the timeframe the girl was inside.</p>
  • Custard Stand Controversy Over 'English Only' Policy

    05/19/2016 9:32:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/19/16 | Bill Hoffman
    A popular custard stand in Milwaukee — rumored to be the inspiration for Arnold's Drive-In on TV's "Happy Days" — says its employees must speak English on the job and can't take orders given in foreign languages. Ron Schneider, the owner of Leon's Frozen Custard, a family owned business since 1942, is standing by his 10-year-old policy, which only recently came to light among customers. "Hey, c'mon! It is America. We've spoken English for a long, long time. Any foreign language is going to be a problem," Schneider told Fox6Now.com. "What I'm trying to avoid is when people come up...
  • MSNBC’s Brzezinski Calls For Wasserman Schultz To Resign [VIDEO]

    05/18/2016 7:35:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Steve Guest
    MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski called on Debbie Wasserman Schultz to step down as chair of the Democratic Party because the Florida congresswoman is blatantly favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders. Appearing on “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, Brzezinski said that Sanders treatment by the Democratic Party “has been very poorly handled from the start. It has been unfair and they haven’t taken him seriously, and it starts quite frankly with the person that we just heard speaking. It just does.” Brzezinski’s call for a change of leadership was in response to Wasserman Schultz’s criticism of Sanders from Tuesday night when she said,...
  • Whoopi on Trump: I Don’t Want a Racist As President

    05/17/2016 8:57:44 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2016 | by Pam Key
    Monday ABC’s “The View,” while discussing a New York Times article about presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s relationship with woman, the show’s co-hosts did not hold back on their criticism. Co-host Joy Behar said, “You know what? They’re going to bring up Bill Clinton. When he gets accused of all this, he brings up Bill Clinton. Okay, Bill Clinton’s a dog also. What’s does that have to do with Hillary Clinton? Are we gonna blame Melania for this piece in the Times? So don’t go after Hillary.” Whoopi Goldberg said, “I don’t want a racist as president sorry. I don’t...
  • President Obama appoints UCC transgender leader to presidential council (barf alert)

    05/17/2016 5:59:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    United Church of Christ ^ | Anthony Moujaes
    A member of the United Church of Christ’s former Executive Council and a transgender leader within the denomination has been appointed to serve on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based Neighborhood Partnerships. Barbara Satin is the first transgender woman to serve on the advisory council. "Given the current political climate, I believe it's important that a voice of faith representing the transgender and gender non-conforming community—as well as a person of my years, nearly 82—be present and heard in these vital conversations," said Satin, who was involved in the church’s 2003 decision to affirm the inclusion of transgender people...
  • Muslim nanny who beheaded 4-year-old, paraded head while screaming “Allahu akbar” won’t face trial:

    05/17/2016 9:08:27 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Robert Spencer
    she’s insane She screamed “Allahu akbar” while brandishing the girl’s head and said that Allah had ordered her to behead the girl. She seems to have had an Islamic State boyfriend. She had become religious not long before the beheading, and started wearing hijab. She says the beheading was revenge for Russian airstrikes on Muslims in Syria. She told her son to pray five times a day and live in accord with Sharia. Yes, this woman is clearly insane, just the way so very many Islamic jihad terrorists these days are insane. The establishment line is that Islamic jihad terror...
  • CBS2 Exclusive: Driver Speaks After Recording Horrific Truck Accident On Tappan Zee

    05/15/2016 7:35:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    CBS2 NY ^ | 5/15/16
    A driver spoke out Sunday evening, two days after recording a truck hauling scrap metal as it tipped over and lost some of its wheels on the Tappan Zee Bridge. The crash happened around 9 a.m. Friday on the northbound side of the bridge. Images from the scene showed the overturned truck with pieces of scrap metal and debris all over the roadway, and the video showed truck sending debris and two wheels flying across the road. The trailer and flying debris narrowly missed the car behind it. As CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported exclusively, Qing Chang of Ardsley was driving...
  • Transgender woman claims she was escorted out of NC bathroom, may not have happened

    05/15/2016 1:19:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 64 replies
    Fox8 ^ | 5/6/16
    A transgender woman claims she was escorted out of a public North Carolina restroom by security – but surveillance video shows it might not have happened. Alexis Adams told WTVD last week that she was “humiliated beyond belief” and “bystanders were stunned” as security escorted her out of the Transit Center Thursday. “I couldn’t think. I couldn’t speak. I was speechless,” she said. “It was embarrassing. I was outed in front of everybody.” The Durham woman said she wanted to make a statement by going into a woman’s restroom and snapping a selfie in the mirror. She said a custodian...
  • Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangers’ Uniforms Are ‘Threatening’ to Latinos for Absurd Reason

    05/15/2016 12:58:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 5/6/16 | Mike Miller
    A coalition of lawmakers and civil rights groups has a message for the National Park Service: your uniforms and vehicles are “very threatening” to Latinos. Maite Arce of the Hispanic Access Foundation delivered the “really tough” message during a press conference on Thursday: “It’s such a shame that something as simple as the uniform and it’s similarity to the border patrol’s uniform — in the coloring — could be very threatening to certain segments of the Latino population. So a discussion about that is going to be really tough.” The coalition made multiple recommendations to the Park Service, including: Assess...
  • Megyn Kelly can’t hide disdain; transgender issue creates bizarre behavior in Fox News host

    05/14/2016 7:32:16 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 171 replies
    While some Americans appear to be confused over the differences between a man and a woman, Megyn Kelly has eliminated any confusion about where she stands on the issue. Kelly had Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Friday’s show to discuss the Obama administration‘s directive informing schools that they “must allow transgender students access to such facilities consistent with their gender identity,” and the Fox News host’s disdain could not have been more obvious. Kelly was uncharacteristically rude and disrespectful to the Texas Republican, eventually cutting away from him in mid-sentence. In particular, she seemed to take exception to Patrick’s...
  • Venezuela opposition slams 'desperate' Maduro state of emergency

    05/14/2016 6:34:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/14/16 | Alexandra Ulmer and Corina Pons
    Venezuela's opposition on Saturday slammed a state of emergency decreed by President Nicolas Maduro and vowed to press home efforts to remove the leftist leader this year amid a grim economic crisis. Maduro on Friday night declared a 60-day state of emergency due to what he called plots from Venezuela and the United States to subvert him. He did not provide specifics. The measure shows Maduro is panicking as a push for a recall referendum against him gains traction with tired, frustrated Venezuelans, opposition leaders said during a protest in Caracas. "We're talking about a desperate president who is putting...
  • Man accused of choking girl, 8, in restroom of South Loop restaurant

    05/13/2016 8:32:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Police say a Chicago man followed an 8-year-old girl into a store bathroom Saturday and choked her until she became unconscious. CBS Chicago reports that the girl became separated from her mother inside a store and went into the restroom, allegedly followed by 33-year-old Reese Hartstirn. Moments later, the girl's mother heard her scream, and ran to the bathroom, where she allegedly found Hartstirn carrying the unconscious girl into a stall. Police said Hartstirn pushed the girl's mother when she tried to rescue her, and other customers at the store helped detain the man until police arrived. He allegedly took...
  • Texas Governor Vows to 'Fight Back' for North Carolina Law

    05/13/2016 2:13:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    CBS7 ^ | 5/13/16 | Tatum Guinn
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is vowing to help defend North Carolina's law on transgender restrooms — and hinting that a similar measure could be coming soon to his state. Abbott, a former state attorney general, told delegates at the Texas GOP convention in Dallas on Thursday, "I am working with the governor of North Carolina, and we are going to fight back." The U.S. Justice Department is suing North Carolina over its new law requiring transgender people to use public bathrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates. Texas Republicans have used the issue to delight conservatives, even though...
  • Johnny Depp says a President Trump would be the 'last president of the United States'

    05/11/2016 6:50:43 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 80 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/11/16 | Jason Guerrasio
    Johnny Depp has not been shy in talking about Donald Trump's run for the presidency. At the red-carpet premiere of "Alice Through the Looking Glass" in London, he told the Daily Mail what he thinks would happen if Trump took the White House. "If Donald Trump is elected president of the United States in a kind of historical way, it's exciting because we will see the actual last president of the United States," Depp said. "It just won't work after that." Earlier this year, he played Trump in a 50-minute "movie of the week" spoof for Funny or Die, riffing...
  • Civil Rights And The Sexual Revolution Need A Divorce

    05/10/2016 11:07:57 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 5/10/16 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Intersectionality”—or discussing feminism always within the context of fighting racism and class inequality—is a sacred goal championed by feminists like Eleanor Robertson of the Guardian. She describes it as “one of the most important ideas that feminist scholarship has ever come up with.” Maybe intersectionality would be possible if only the gender part of this equation did not fall under the umbrella of the sexual revolution. Second-wave feminism, punctuated by the early 1960s publications of Helen Gurley Brown’s “Sex and the Single Girl” and Betty Friedan’s “Feminine Mystique,” became something of a traffic accident. Timing is everything. The shift to...
  • Campus Cannibalism: Hillary Supporters Bullied… by Bernie Supporters?

    05/09/2016 9:07:34 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | 5/9/16 | Steve Crowder
    You hear a lot about leftist bullying toward Donald Trump supporters on college campuses (see #TheChalkening: Michigan Students Call for Arrests Over ‘Offensive’ Chalk Signs… and Bill Maher to Liberal, Emory Students: ‘I Want to Dropkick These Kids’…). Because, tolerance and what have you. But the bullying of Hillary Clinton supporters? If the ‘bullies’ in question are Bernie supporters, then yes! According to the latest story from The Guardian, it’s become an on-campus epidemic… and it is delightful. Walk around any college campus and Bernie Sanders’ popularity is immediately apparent. Depending on the climate, you’re likely to see Bernie T-shirts...
  • Austrian Teacher Investigated After Telling Class Mohammad Was a Child Molester

    05/09/2016 10:05:04 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/8/16 | Jim Hoft
    An Austrian middle school teacher is being investigated by prosecutors after telling her class the prophet Mohammad was a child molester. Mohammad’s third wife Aisha was nine years-old when the marriage was consummated. Apparently, telling the true story of Islam is forbidden in Austria today. Vol.at reported, via Vlad Tepes: A middle school teacher allegedly referred to Mohammed as child molester in front of her pupils. The prosecution was informed; the provincial education department now awaits the investigation. A Bregenzer teacher is said to have described the founder of Islam as a child molester in front of her students. “Yes,...
  • Facebook Admits to Censoring Conservative Websites…

    05/08/2016 11:43:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | 5/7/16 | Steve Crowder
    10570 SHARES facebook icon FACEBOOK 10537 twitter icon TWITTER email icon EMAIL more icon Facebook Admits to Censoring Conservative Websites… Steven Crowder Wednesday May 4 2016 facebook I mean, censoring conservatives on social media really shouldn’t be shocking. Especially coming from Facebook, who actively works with other countries to censor what citizens can see (read “Zuckerberg Caugh on Live Mic Telling Merkel that Facebook Will Delete Anti-Islamic Migrant Posts” here). But now, we’ve got the SJW leftists at Facebook on the record, They were also told to select articles from a list of preferred media outlets that included sites like...
  • Rob Reiner on Trump's Appeal: 'There Are a Lot of People Who Are Racist'

    05/05/2016 11:12:50 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 112 replies
    Filmmaker Rob Reiner made headlines today by arguing that the rise of Donald Trump stems from racism in America and that the media has given him a pass. Reiner accused the media of going easy on Trump, saying that the billionaire businessman is only taken seriously as a political candidate because he is a celebrity. "The words that have been flung out from his mouth are insane!" Reiner said on MSNBC. "If he was not a celebrity - if Donald Trump was not a celebrity … you'd see a guy in a park, a lunatic in a park on a...
  • Don't Go to Chick-Fil-A, Mayor De Blasio Tells New Yorkers

    05/05/2016 11:03:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/5/16
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials are urging New Yorkers not to eat at Chick fil-A. The popular chicken restaurant is planning to open up a new location in Queens, its fourth to open in New York City. But the liberal mayor argued that the owners of Chick fil-A support groups that promote "hate" against gays. "Chick-fil-A is anti-LGBT," he said in a statement, according to the website DNAInfo. "This group imparts a strong anti-LGBT message by forcing their employees and volunteers to adhere to a policy that prohibits same-sex love. It is outrageous that...
  • Hillary Sorry for Saying She Would Put Coal 'Out of Business'

    05/03/2016 10:10:39 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/3/16 | Sarah Fisher
    "It was a misstatement." Back in March, former first lady and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said at a CNN town hall that she wanted to put coal miners and the coal industry "out of business." At the event Clinton said she was the only candidate who "has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy as the key into coal country. We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business," she said. But now that Clinton is campaigning in West Virginia, her tune has changed. "What I said was totally...
  • “Islamophobic hate crime” is actually Muslims who MURDERED ‘deradicalization’ Imam

    04/29/2016 11:37:22 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Pamela Gellar ^ | 4/28/16
    It turns out, as it almost always does, that the murderer of UK imam Jalal Uddin was not an “Islamophobe,” as had originally been thought, but other Muslims (one with terror links) who had opposed his “efforts to turn youngsters away from radical Islam.” CAIR was unavailable for comment — The above tweet is typical of leftist apologists for Islam. Where’s Sarah’s follow up tweet? How glaring is their malevolent agenda. Islamic supremacists and Islamic apologists immediately cry “islamophobia” when a Muslim or mosque is attacked, and they are almost always wrong. The perps are usually Muslims. And yet, in...
  • Amazon’s same-day shipping for Prime customers seen as ‘racist’

    04/29/2016 11:06:17 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | 4/28/16 | Joe Newby
    Forget peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Now, we’re supposed to believe there may be a racial component to Amazon’s new same-day shipping service for Prime members in certain areas of the country. The Christian Science Monitor reported: For many black consumers and especially those who have experienced discrimination in retail shops, Amazon presents a good option for shopping without being followed around or singled out. Here’s the kicker: But a Bloomberg analysis of the same-day shipping services reveals a racial bias: Amazon’s same-day shipping service often excludes predominantly black neighborhoods in six major cities. Say what? Some companies have made...
  • CNN's Cuomo Blandly Tags Violent Protesters as 'Dissatisfied Citizens'

    04/29/2016 10:45:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    News Busters.org ^ | 4/29/16 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of violent protests outside a Donald Trump rally in Costa Mesa, California, after conservative CNN political commentator Matt Lewis suggested that they might be "leftist agitators" who are effectively boosting Trump's campaign with their behavior, co-host Chris Cuomo defused his characterization by asserting that many of them "were just dissatisfied citizens who were taking out their disatisfaction the wrong way in anger and destroying a lot of property there."
  • Sheriff Clarke Eviscerates Hillary Clinton’s ‘Gangs Are Like Families’ Comment

    04/28/2016 11:49:06 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Liberty Alliance ^ | 4/27/16 | Liberty Alliance
    Sheriff David Clarke may soon win the moniker of “America’s Sheriff” away from Sheriff Joe Arpaio if he continues spinning these gems. Sheriff Clarke recently appeared on Fox News’ Hannity Show to discuss some comments made by Democrat presidential frontrunner and possible soon-to-be felon, Hillary Clinton. Earlier this week during a campaign stop in Connecticut, Clinton was attempting to connect with a voter who discussed his violence-filled past when she said some pretty ridiculous things. u said something that is so important for people to hear. You know, joining a gang is like having a family. It’s feeling like you’re...
  • Oops! Suicide bomber detonates vest early, kills 8 other terrorists

    04/28/2016 11:37:54 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 53 replies
    India Today ^ | 4/27/16 | Vishakha Saxena
    In a scene straight out of a Hollywood film, a Taliban fighter detonated his suicide vest by mistake, killing himself and his eight colleagues without a single civilian casualty. The militants were reportedly working for Mullah Wali, a Taliban commander, British tabloid The Sun reported. The group had planned a devastating attack on the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. The paper quoted the Afghan Ministry of Interior as saying the jihadis were all wearing suicide vests, and appeared to be plotting a coordinated attack. On their way to Kunduz something went wrong and one of the fighters appears to have...
  • Live Blog: Sentencing of Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert

    04/27/2016 8:25:01 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert will learn his fate Wednesday as he is sentenced for breaking federal banking rules in a hush-money scheme attempting to cover up decades of sexual abuse. Hastert faces up to five years behind bars for the banking charges, which is just one part of the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against him. 10:16 a.m. "I hope I've been your worst nightmare," Burdge said. "What you did wasn't misconduct. It was sexual abuse of a minor." 10:15 a.m. "I would confront him face to face and make him accountable Stand here 20 years later with truth...
  • Chevron Plans to Invest Billions in Permian Basin

    04/26/2016 9:21:08 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    CBS7 ^ | 4/26/16 | Alexa Dunson
    PERMIAN BASIN In the midst of a downturn in the oil industry, Chevron is set to invest billions. According to a report by the Hobbs News-Sun, Chevron is planning on bringing massive, billion-dollar oil and gas projects to West Texas and eastern New Mexico. Chevron CEO John Watson announced the company will put more of its budget in the Permian Basin while cutting costs elsewhere. During an annual analyst meeting Watson predicted by 2020 Chevron could pump 350,000 barrels a day in West Texas which is almost triple their current 125,000 barrels a day.
  • I-Team: Mother says daughter has been isolated, bullied since father's open carry incident

    04/26/2016 11:40:01 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    WWMT-TV ^ | 4/21/16 | Walter Smith-Randolph
    A Kalamazoo mother says her daughter has been isolated and bullied all because her father followed the law. As Newschannel 3 reported, the KRESA West Campus was locked down after the father of a 4-year-old legally open carried his gun on campus. Now, the man's wife is speaking out for the first time about the ramifications of that decision. The mother says her daughter refuses to go back to the music class, because she's alone. All of the students have been transferred to another class on a different campus. The mom says her husband just wants to protect his daughter,...
  • Questions raised after teens drown following police pursuit

    04/22/2016 12:15:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 66 replies
    There are some serious questions about what happened in the hours leading up to three teenagers dying in a Florida pond after police dashcam video was released of the incident. The video shows the marsh-like pond is too thick for deputies to save the girls early in the morning of March 31st. In a press conference the following day, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said his deputies took off their belts, rushing into the water to try and save them, but were hindered by mucky conditions But dashcam video only shows the officers standing near the pond, watching the girls'...
  • The 7 Most Idiotic, Hypocritical Things You’ll See On Earth Day Tomorrow, GUARANTEED

    04/21/2016 11:12:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/22/16 | Caleb Howe
    This year, once again, April 22 is the date for the dumbest holiday on earth, Earth Day. Despite it’s name, it is not a celebration of the Earth or God’s Creation or the majesty of nature but, instead, a wholly cynical pretend “holiday” that is designed to make radical environmentalist wackos seem mainstream and normal so that, ultimately, money can be taken from middle class Americans and given to people in other countries. It should be called Hooray for Redistribution Day. Or, you know, something similar to my idea but that is good and clever. On this absurd day (out-absurded...
  • Did this gay pastor fake a cake with an anti-gay decoration? Whole Foods thinks so

    04/21/2016 10:15:21 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 4/20/16 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    Anyone who has paid a visit to the Whole Foods flagship store in Austin, knows the location is the gem in the pricey grocery chain’s organic crown. As one reviewer once put it: “The 80,000-square-foot market, bar, eatery, makeup counter and pick-up joint (we suspect) makes our local branches look like the neighborhood 7-11.” But one visitor to the Austin location says he was not so enthusiastic about a recent trip. An openly gay pastor in the city where Whole Foods was founded has filed a lawsuit against the chain, claiming it sold him a cake that read “Love Wins...
  • Swedish deputy PM calls 9/11 ‘accident,’ refuses to apologize

    04/19/2016 9:31:51 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/19/16 | Raoul Wootliff
    In defense of colleague who resigned after comparing Israel to Nazi Germany, Asa Romson suggests World Trade Center attacks were a mere mishap Sweden’s deputy prime minister has come under fire for describing the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon as “accidents.” Environment Minister and Green Party chair Asa Romson made the comments on Tuesday morning during a live televized interview about party colleague Mehmet Kaplan, who resigned as housing minister earlier this week over statements likening Israel to Nazi Germany. “He has been chairman of Young Muslims in tough situations like the September...
  • Michael Moore Threatens To Eat North Carolina If It Will Not Allow Men Into Women’s Restrooms

    04/15/2016 7:51:30 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    The End Times ^ | 4/15/16 | Scott Alan Buss
    Famed filmmaker and gelatinous force of raging hypocrisy Michael Moore has threatened to eat North Carolina unless it agrees to allow men into women’s restrooms by high noon on Monday. “The way that North Carolina is imposing its morality upon others is just disgusting,” raged the multi-multi-millionaire who has made many fortunes by crafting and selling movies on the evils of capitalism. “And if North Carolina doesn’t cave completely to my demands to obliterate gender distinctions and let men into women’s restrooms, I’m literally gonna eat the whole sorry state for lunch!” The threat to eat the entire state was...
  • Palestinian media: 5 dead in Gaza tunnel collapse

    04/12/2016 7:28:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    According to Arab reports five diggers were killed on Sunday in a tunnel collapse at the city of Rafiah, located in southern Gaza on the border with the Sinai Peninsula. The deaths were reported by Palestinian media cited by Walla, and mark the eleventh tunnel cave-in in recent months. " /img> The last collapse, which came in mid-March, saw a Hamas "field commander" die during work on a terror tunnel, two days after the bodies of two Arab workers were found in a tunnel on the southern Gazan border that was flooded by Egypt three days earlier. With the five...
  • American woman held in Abu Dhabi for refusing to talk to men at airport

    04/12/2016 12:09:22 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/11/16
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A US woman has appeared in court for allegedly insulting the United Arab Emirates in public while waiting for a taxi at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. The National, a state-owned newspaper in the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi, says the 25-year-old woman appeared Monday in the Federal Supreme Court. The newspaper says the woman, whom it did not identify, told the court she’s been jailed since Feb. 23. It quoted her as saying two men approached her at the airport and that she “refused to engage with them and nothing happened.” The report did...
  • Man 'taken aback' by message on Starbucks cup label

    04/09/2016 9:02:54 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 99 replies
    WFTV ^ | 4/9/16
    <p>One customer received an unexpected comment on their Starbucks coffee cup label.</p> <p>When an order for a a grande cup of white chocolate mocha came with the message, “Diabetes here I come,” one customer said he was taken aback.</p> <p>“That first word just automatically brought the picture of both sisters in my head,” said the Starbucks customer.</p>
  • Bruce Springsteen Cancels North Carolina Concert Over LGBT Legislation

    04/09/2016 8:34:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 77 replies
    WPTV ^ | 4/9/16 | Eugene Daniels
    "You can't start a fire. You can't start a fire without a spark!" Bruce Springsteen fans in Greensboro, North Carolina, won't be dancing in the dark anytime soon, because The Boss canceled an upcoming concert. And you can blame the governor and state lawmakers. Springsteen moved the concert in protest of the state's so-called "bathroom" law, which, among other things, forces transgender people to use the restroom associated with the gender on their birth certificates, not their gender identity. Springsteen released a statement saying, "Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and...
  • Winston Moseley, Who Killed Kitty Genovese, Dies in Prison at 81

    04/05/2016 7:00:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/4/16 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Winston Moseley, who stalked, raped and killed Kitty Genovese in a prolonged knife attack in New York in 1964 while neighbors failed to act on her desperate cries for help — a nightmarish tableau that came to symbolize urban apathy in America — died on March 28, in prison. He was 81. Patrick J. Bailey, a spokesman for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, confirmed the death on Monday. A medical examiner would determine the cause of death, Mr. Bailey said. Mr. Moseley, a psychopathic serial killer and necrophiliac, died at the maximum security Clinton Correctional...
  • North Carolina Law May Risk Federal Aid

    04/03/2016 10:00:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/1/16 | MATT APUZZO and ALAN BLINDER
    The Obama administration is considering whether North Carolina’s new law on gay and transgender rights makes the state ineligible for billions of dollars in federal aid for schools, highways and housing, officials said Friday. Cutting off any federal money — or even simply threatening to do so — would put major new pressure on North Carolina to repeal the law, which eliminated local protections for gay and transgender people and restricted which bathrooms transgender people can use. A loss of federal money could send the state into a budget crisis and jeopardize services that are central to daily life. Although...