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  • Star Wars Fans Storm Theater Lobby Over Lack Of Sound During ‘Last Jedi’

    12/15/2017 8:50:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 12/15/2017
    Star Wars fans at a Burbank theater went to the Dark Side when a screening of “The Last Jedi” played without sound for 20 minutes. Moviegoers were ready to stage a new rebellion when an AMC Theater in Burbank either could not or would not restart the 10 p.m. showing of the film. ... Burbank police were called to the theater at about 10:21 p.m. to disperse “an unruly crowd.”
  • Study: 1/4 of California kids seen as gender nonconforming

    12/14/2017 10:20:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2017 4:03 PM EST | Amanda Lee Myers
    More than a quarter of California schoolchildren between 12 and 17 believe their peers see them as “gender nonconforming,” meaning those boys are perceived as more feminine and the girls as more masculine, according to a new study that is among the first of its kind in the U.S. The study made public Wednesday found that the 27 percent of California children perceived as gender nonconforming are more than twice as likely to experience psychological distress, such as bullying, as their gender conforming counterparts. The study did not find that gender nonconforming children have statistically significant higher levels of suicide,...
  • Judicial Watch Sues California and Los Angeles Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls

    12/14/2017 4:42:16 PM PST · by x1stcav · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 12/13/17 | Staff
    ‘Eleven of California’s 58 counties have registration rates exceeding 100% of the age-eligible citizenry.’ ‘California has the highest rate of inactive registrations of any state in the country. Los Angeles County has the highest number of inactive registrations of any single county in the country’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a federal lawsuit against Los Angeles County and the State of California over their failure to clean their voter rolls and to produce election-related records as required by the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) (Judicial Watch, Inc.et al. v. Dean C. Logan, et al....
  • California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrants

    12/14/2017 4:04:20 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | December 14, 2017 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers. The proposal would eliminate legal residency requirements in California's Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, as the state has already done for young people up to age 19.
  • California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrants [illegal aliens]

    12/14/2017 1:31:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | December 14, 2017 | By Jonathan J. Cooper (AP)
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers. The proposal would eliminate legal residency requirements in California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, as the state has already done for young people up to age 19. It’s part of $4.3 billion in new spending proposed by Assemblyman Phil Ting, a San Francisco Democrat who leads the budget committee. While federal funds cover at least half – and as much 95 percent –...
  • States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits

    12/14/2017 12:56:44 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 14, 2017
    State attorneys general are now threatening lawsuits against the federal government's repeal of "net neutrality" rules. New York's attorney general says he'll lead a multistate lawsuit to stop the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. Democrat Eric Schneiderman has been investigating fake public comments submitted to the FCC during the net neutrality comment process. Schneiderman says his analysis shows 2 million comments stole the identities of real Americans, including dead people and children. The Washington state attorney general has likewise vowed to sue over net neutrality.
  • California's Thomas wildfire has nothing to do with climate change

    12/14/2017 1:38:36 PM PST · by x1stcav · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/14/17 | Tim Worstall
    When something unusual happens weather-wise, we often hear shrieks of terror that this is all just climate change pressing in on us. And, therefore, as the mantra goes, we should shut down industrial civilization and go back to shivering in the dark beside a caveman's fire. As it happens, I’m just fine with the basic idea that climate change is happening, we’re causing it, and something should be done. Further, as someone who has actually gone and read all the reports, I believe we need a carbon tax, and that's all. This makes me deeply unpopular, as I both agree...
  • Security robot bullied and forced off the street in San Francisco

    12/14/2017 5:37:03 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 50 replies
    Da Zeen ^ | December 13th, 2017 | Eleanor Gibson
    A robot patrolling a street in San Francisco to ward off homeless people has been removed after complaints from locals, who also knocked it over and smeared it with feces. The Knightscope K5 security robot was deployed by the San Francisco branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to deter homeless people from sleeping and loitering near its building.
  • House Votes to Have Treasury Publish Iranian Leaders’ Assets Over Objections of Maxine Waters

    12/14/2017 11:16:34 AM PST · by LSUfan · 44 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 14 Dec 17 | Christopher Holton
    The US Treasury Department must publish a report listing the financial assets of Iran’s leaders, under a bill that passed the US House of Representatives this week. The bill, which passed by a vote of 289-135, must still pass the US Senate before President Trump can decide whether or not to sign it into law. This legislation previously was stymied when President Obama declared that he would veto it if it got to his desk. Leading the charge for the Iranian side was Maxine Waters…
  • Pelosi On Calls For Trump To Resign: I Don’t Think He Should Have Been President

    12/14/2017 10:13:56 AM PST · by Cheerio · 50 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The drama between Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and President Donald Trump has reached absurd heights. First, there was that rather tweet from the president, which was not out of the ordinary. He accused Gillibrand of doing “anything” for campaign contributions. Gillibrand said this was a sexist smear, despite the president using that line on pretty much everyone. This all is part of the ongoing sexual harassment reckoning on the Hill and elsewhere. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) is gone, and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has signaled his intention to leave…whenever that may be. Gillibrand has called on Trump to resign, as...
  • Planned Parenthood Could Care Less About Women

    12/14/2017 10:03:14 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Abby Johnson
    Two companies in California that procured and sold aborted baby body parts that they bought from abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, reached a $7.8 million settlement after they were caught illegally profiting off of these body parts. The investigation and fines happened because of the undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress, which shook the nation in the summer of 2015. Now, two years after those videos and nearly a year after committees in both houses of Congress recommended Planned Parenthood and their business partners for criminal investigation, the FBI has confirmed they are investigating the abortion giant. It’s...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand Received Over $20,000 From A High School In California

    12/14/2017 7:59:39 AM PST · by gaggs · 30 replies
    Kirsten Gillibrand received over 20,000 thousand dollars from Palo Alto High School. Why is a California high school giving $20,400 to a Junior New York Senator? This really makes no sense. Why is a public school giving taxpayer money to ANY campaign? Is the high school name BS and meant to hide the real donor? Is this a money laundering scheme? Palo Alto High School is in one of the richest neighborhoods in the U.S. It is a pipeline to the University of California system, Stanford, and Ivy League schools. What’s more even the teachers are extraordinarily well-connected. For instance,...
  • Study: New Tax Bill "Shafts" Working Entertainers But Stars Are Untouched

    12/14/2017 9:48:21 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Jonathan Handel
    Congressional Republicans agreed on a new tax bill Wednesday and, while details are not yet available, it is known that both the Senate and House bills that preceded it would eliminate middle-class tax deductions for agent and manager commissions, union dues, training classes and other business expenses, while preserving deductibility of those items and more for top-earning talent, who typically use a mechanism called loan-out corporations, which are unaffected by the proposed change. As a result, some working actors would see their taxes almost quadruple, according to an analysis by the stage actors union Actors’ Equity. (snip)“These draconian changes are...
  • Republicans reach deal on tax cuts with key farm benefits

    12/13/2017 10:22:59 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    agri-pulse.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Philip Brasher
    Congressional Republicans say they reached agreement on a final tax bill that will provide a new 20-percent deduction for pass-through income from farms and small businesses. The agreement, which the House and Senate are expected to take up early next week, also calls for doubling the estate tax exemption and will include key expensing provisions that farm groups sought to preserve and expand, lawmakers said. They said the agreement also would allow deduction of state and local taxes, including income and property taxes, up to $10,000, a concession to lawmakers in high-tax states that could also benefit farmers. Senate Agriculture...
  • Don’t give in to Trump’s tax scam, California. Let’s draft our own New Deal

    12/13/2017 4:54:49 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 50 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 13, 2017 | Sasha Abramsky
    In the coming days, Republicans in Congress will try to stampede their tax bill through the reconciliation process and towards President Donald Trump’s desk for signing. If they manage this, it won’t be because reconciliation has made the House and Senate versions of the bill somehow fairer; there’s no way that two horrific versions of “reform” alchemically morph into something even halfway decent. To the contrary: if they steamroll this plunderous legislation through, it will be so that they can deliver tax breaks, at any cost, to the wealthy conservative donor class, and, equally important, so they can stick it...
  • Robots are being used to deter homeless people from setting up camp in San Francisco

    12/13/2017 1:09:00 PM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | Melia Robinson
    In San Francisco, autonomous crime-fighting robots that are used to patrol parking lots, sports arenas, and tech company campuses are now being deployed to keep away homeless people. The San Francisco Business Times reported last week that the San Francisco SPCA, an animal advocacy and pet adoption group, put a security robot to work outside its facilities in the gentrifying Mission neighborhood. The robot's presence is meant to deter homeless people from setting up camps along the sidewalks. Last week, the City of San Francisco ordered the SF SPCA to keep its robot off the streets or be fined...
  • “Abortionist to the Stars” Botches TWO Late Term Abortions During 911 Emergencies in 2017,...

    12/13/2017 10:49:45 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    operation rescue ^ | Dec. 11, 2017 | Cheryl Sullenger
    FULL TITLE: “Abortionist to the Stars” Botches TWO Late Term Abortions During 911 Emergencies in 2017, Records Show Another 911 recording showed that a medical emergency took place at the Pro-Choice Medical Center on April 18, 2017, which sent another woman to Cedars-Sinai for emergency care that could not be provided at Seletz’s abortion facility. “We are an outpatient surgery facility. We had a patient who had a second trimester pregnancy termination and that Dr. Seletz has ruled out at this time that it’s a probable DIC or she’s just bleeding with uh ya know, we’ve been observing her for...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand the "Hottest" Senator, Reid Says (Flashback)

    12/12/2017 11:23:20 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 53 replies
    CBS News ^ | 21 Sep 2010 | Lucy Madison
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid raised eyebrows at a New York City fundraiser hosted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg Monday morning when he referred to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand as the "hottest member," according to CNN. Gillibrand, who was seated only a few feet away from Reid at Bloomberg's New York townhouse, flushed with embarrassment at the comment, CNN reports. According to a Politico source, Reid delivered remarks praising New York's senior senator, Chuck Schumer, before turning to Gillibrand and adding that, "many senators are known for many things," and that "we in the Senate refer to Sen. Gillibrand as the hottest...
  • Wayne Allyn Root Defends Roy Moore: "Every Time I See Joe Biden, he’s got hands on a woman’s butt”

    11/13/2017 1:10:17 PM PST · by drewh · 23 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | November 13, 2017 11:55 am | Kyle Mantyla
    Right-wing radio host Wayne Allyn Root delivered a furious rant in defense of Roy Moore on his radio program after reports surfaced that Moore had pursued sexual relationships with teenage girls when he was in his 30s, demanding to know why the press never investigated reports that both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama had gay relationships. “They’re scumbags,” Root said of Moore’s critics, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whom Root insisted is “evil” and “looks like he died 20 years ago.” Root said that based on the photos he has seen of the women who have accused Moore of...
  • CNN Reporter: Before The Dam Broke On Franken, The Silence From Democrats Was 'Remarkable'

    12/10/2017 1:26:28 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 09, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, the dam broke for Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). He’s going to leave. After eight women accused him of sexual misconduct, along with the resignation of Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) who also faced sexual harassment accusations, Democratic leadership decided it was time to clean house. It’s not a profile in courage. It’s not a come to Jesus moment. It’s all politics, which you already know. Franken is from a Democratic state with a Democratic governor. He was expendable and his exit allows Democrat to refocus their pressure on Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. It still doesn’t erase the fact...