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  • Can the Mad and Lonely Shooter Be Stopped?

    08/23/2019 6:31:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Return to Order ^ | August 2019 | John Horvat II
    Recent shootings serve to highlight how we live in times that are violent and lonely. Young shooters are breaking the precarious rhythms of our daily lives with tragedy. We know little about them. However, one thing they all have in common is loneliness. The Loner as Ideal Revolutionary In times past, subversives would seek strength in organization and numbers. They would conspire with others to carry out their nefarious deeds. Intelligence services could trace links and patterns to uncover vast conspiracies. The loner finds his strength in loneliness. He does not need or seek others. There is no organization or...
  • Maryland is focusing on adding toll lanes in plan to widen the Beltway and I-270

    03/14/2019 10:55:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2019 | Lus Lazo
    As part of its controversial plan to widen the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270, Maryland says it intends to focus on the implementation of toll lanes — as many as four on each highway — and abandon earlier considerations of more general-purpose lanes, bus rapid transit and bus-only lanes. Maryland transportation officials have narrowed the number of possible construction alternatives to seven from an original list of 15 for further study of potential toll operations in the two corridors that suffer some of the worst traffic congestion in the region. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) in September 2017 proposed widening the...
  • American Civic Life Tries to Make a Comeback

    01/01/2019 12:53:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 1, 2019 | Salena Zito
    PITTSBURGH -- It's just before 7 p.m. on a frigid December night, and already the Allegheny Elks Lodge No. 339 on the city's North Side is filling up quickly -- both the long bar and the tables in the adjacent hall. There's a woman collecting for a 50-50 raffle. (You may as well give in; she won't take no for an answer.) Elks volunteers young and old are manning the bar and the kitchen, where the special tonight is a gourmet grilled cheese (black forest honey ham, Gouda cheese and bacon). Upstairs a six-lane sparkling white and red art deco...
  • When Our ‘Hoods Have Gone Global

    11/10/2016 5:11:10 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Reorganize, socially engineer our communities, way of life to fit a master plan designed by people who are only interested in saving the planet from an imaginary global warming by controlling the population that they deem to be a threat to our planet As we cheer the election of a new President, the highly successful entrepreneur and businessman Donald Trump, having averted the advance of global communism and global citizenship, we must not forget the massive damage that has already occurred in our country and around the globe, involving the much debunked manufactured global warming turned into a profitable climate...
  • Thomas Sowell: The Inconvenient Truth about Ghetto Communities’ Social Breakdown

    05/05/2015 6:53:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/05/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie that Michael Brown was shot in the back by a white policeman in Missouri — but there was not nearly as much turmoil created by the demonstrable fact that a fleeing black man was shot dead by a white policeman in South Carolina. Totally ignored was the fact that a black policeman in Alabama fatally shot an unarmed white teenager, and was cleared of any charges, at about the same time that...
  • Obama aims to show Islam, Western communities can coexist

    02/19/2015 10:15:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/19/15 | Josh Lederman - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama argues the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims. With the Islamic State group spreading and terrorists gaining strength in the Mideast and Africa, Obama has sought to use this week's White House summit on violent extremism to urge the world to broaden its response far beyond military interventions. U.S. airstrikes have managed to blunt some of the militants' gains in Iraq and Syria, but they don't address the extreme ideologies that underpin deadly groups...
  • Communities Come Together to Support the Smith Family(A Portrait of Real America)

    01/25/2014 10:02:50 PM PST · by WVNan · 31 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/25/14 | TJ Satterfield
    <p>It has been years since I posted anything, but I want this local story to go viral. It's real America we don't hear about that much these days. I hope I'm doing this right.</p>

    11/20/2012 2:40:35 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 23 replies
    UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is implemented worldwide to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all information, and all human beings in the world. INVENTORY AND CONTROL. Have you wondered where these terms 'sustainability' and 'smart growth' and 'high density urban mixed use development' came from? Doesn't it seem like about 10 years ago you'd never heard of them and now everything seems to include these concepts? Is that just a coincidence? That every town and county and state and nation in the world would be changing their...
  • Illegal immigrant in murder case had prior arrest

    09/28/2011 7:37:04 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 09/28/2011 | Maria Sacchetti
    Scituate police arrested an illegal immigrant from Brazil for motor-vehicle violations three months before he allegedly stabbed his former girlfriend to death in a brutal attack this week, reigniting debate over whether Massachusetts should participate in the federal Secure Communities program. Police arrested Marcelo Almeida, a 41-year-old laborer, on June 19 on charges of operating without a license and other charges after the black Nissan Maxima he was driving almost collided head on with a police car, according to documents from Hingham District Court. He was later found guilty of unlicensed driving and responsible for other charges. Almeida paid a...
  • Redistricting and the 'communities of interest' (How about "gayborhoods",armenians&black farmers?)

    07/16/2011 10:29:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies ^ | 7/16/11 | Paul Saffo
    Do you live in a "gayborhood"? Are you part of an Armenian sub-community or do you reside among black farmers and agriculturists? These and myriad other questions that most of us have never thought to ask will be answered Aug. 15, the day the Citizen's Redistricting Commission is scheduled to release its final maps. .. Among the criteria that the commission must consider when drawing its boundaries is "community of interest," a concept so vague as to remind one of Justice Potter Stewart's famous definition of pornography - "I know it when I see it." Knowing a community when one...
  • Public Housing Likely for Suburbs of Green Township Ohio

    04/02/2011 9:49:18 AM PDT · by Howard Morrison · 10 replies
    Cincinnati News | April 1, 2011 | Howard
    Green Township is being singled out because federal investigators believe the housing authority blocked new public housing there for at least the past two years. More public housing for the poor is likely headed to Green Township and some other communities as part of a deal to resolve a discrimination complaint against Cincinnati's housing authority.
  • Napolitano touts safety of US border communities

    01/31/2011 7:49:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/31/11 | Walt Weissert - ap
    EL PASO, Texas – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday that U.S. communities on the border with Mexico are safer than most Americans believe, but also warned Mexican drug cartels they'll be "met by an overwhelming response" should they move north. Napolitano told an audience at the University of Texas at El Paso — just across the Rio Grande from Ciudad Juarez and the unprecedented wave of drug-fueled violence engulfing it — that it's "inaccurate to state, as too many have, that the border is overrun with violence and out of control." "This statement, often made only to score...
  • Senate Bill Marks Next Step in Federal ‘Sustainable Communities’ Plan (right from U.N)

    08/06/2010 1:37:10 PM PDT · by goldendays · 34 replies ^ | August 06, 2010 | Matt Cover
    Senate Bill Marks Next Step in Federal ‘Sustainable Communities’ Plan Friday, August 06, 2010 By Matt Cover, Staff Writer President Barack Obama delivers remarks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ( – A federal neighborhood planning program to provide grants for environmentally sound, sustainable living communities moved one step closer to being funded Tuesday, when the Senate Banking Committee passed the Livable Communities Act on a 12-10 party line vote. The act would provide money for part of President Barack Obama’s “Partnership for Sustainable Communities,” which seeks to...

    05/05/2009 6:31:54 PM PDT · by carolgr · 14 replies · 581+ views
    Love Canal was not a one-time aberration. The 1997 National Research Council’s estimate that the cost of cleaning up the thousands of known contaminated U.S. sites at that time could take 75 years and cost $1 trillion. In 2002 the EPA cited General Motors and Ford as two of the top 100 corporate air polluters. A March 12, 2000 information sheet released by Stanford University stated that GM’s Delphi facility in Indiana released 603,900 pounds of toxic chemicals into the environment in 1994 alone. The sheet also said that GM discharged more than 1,100 tons of volatile organic compounds in...
  • America Supports You: Communities Embrace Texas Family After Tragedy (GRAB TISSUES!)

    11/06/2007 3:58:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 109+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Toni Maltagliati
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2007 – Troops in Iraq know too well how quickly life can take a wrong turn. An outpouring of goodwill and support from the public is helping one wounded soldier and his wife cope with a tragic loss. For Army Spc. John A. Johnson, the fifth improvised-explosive-device blast he experienced in Iraq, in August, was the one that caused traumatic brain injury that landed him at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio for treatment. Two months later, when he was being discharged, his wife and three children left El Paso and headed east to meet him....
  • Online Communities: A Map

    05/02/2007 9:41:19 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 4 replies · 292+ views ^ | 2007.05.02 | Randall Munroe
    Web cartoonist Randall Munroe has created a map showing the "world of online communities". The map depicts communities such as LiveJournal, YTMND, Usenet, and Second Life as geographic regions whose sizes are based upon their populations, and whose locations are based upon their purposes and orientations. It's enlightening, funny, and worth a look.
  • Housing Fetish

    01/30/2007 9:49:12 PM PST · by B-Chan · 35 replies · 1,147+ views ^ | 2007.01.29 | James Kunstler
    Martha Stewart was not an accident of history. She came along in the late 20th century as a kind of spirit guide to a society whose bad choices and misinvestments had led to the wholesale destruction of any place in America that people called home. And by this I mean the towns, neighborhoods, and city districts of our land, not just the individual dwellings. By the 1980s, America had been converted, with monstrous efficiency, into what I have called a geography of nowhere, a panorama of identical highway strips, malls, big box warehouses, fried food out-parcels, and free parking wastelands...
  • Iraqi Communities Benefit From Projects

    07/17/2006 7:39:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 335+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. William Jones
    Iraqi Communities Benefit From Projects Local contractors, civilian work force, local neighborhoods benefit from Civil Affairs projects. By U.S. Army Spc. William Jones 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment TIKRIT, Iraq, July 17, 2006-- One Iraqi community after another is benefiting from the efforts of people working together to improve the infrastructure of Iraq after years of neglect and war and at the same time putting the labor force back to work. "This helps to improve their infrastructure and it gives them an economic base." Capt. Jonathan Walden These behind-the-scenes people are working closely with the local Iraqi leadership to...
  • Women Build Communities, Instill Hope, Dreams in DoD, Nation

    03/21/2006 5:04:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 373+ views
    ARLINGTON, Va., March 21, 2006 – Annual observances provide a chance to reflect on history that defines "how women were treated and how they struggled, organized and contributed significantly to the positive change in this country," a history-making woman general said here today. Army Brig. Gen. Belinda Pinckney, principal deputy director of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, tells the audience at the Defense Department's observance of Women's History Month that the annual event isn't about idealizing women. "It's about expanding the vision of what women can do," she said. Photo by Rudi Williams  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image...
  • Women: Building communities, dreams

    03/07/2006 5:12:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 444+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Commentary by Airman 1st Class Kara Torres
    3/7/2006 - LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFPN) -- Since the beginning of time, women have played an important role in human existence. We are daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, mentors and teachers. Mothers can magically heal a “boo-boo” with a kiss and a bandage; they say the right things to mend a broken heart or provide a hug or a shoulder to cry on. But women are not only emotional, loving creatures. When American Soldiers were sent to the world’s aid in World War I, women stepped up to the plate to take care of America, rear children,...