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  • Malloy [CT] budget sets huge increases for gun permit fees [up 400]

    02/08/2017 2:22:20 PM PST · by Daffynition · 43 replies
    NHRegister ^ | Feb 0, 2017 | Jack Kramer
    HARTFORD >> Gun owners will see huge increases in permit fees that would raise millions of dollars to help the state combat its two-year, $3.6 billion deficit. As part of his budget, Malloy is proposing to increase the state portion of the pistol permit fee from $70 to $300. He also is proposing the cost of the initial 5-year pistol permit fee from $140 to $370.
  • Yale drops slavery proponent Calhoun from college name

    02/11/2017 7:34:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2017 4:07 PM EST
    After years of debate, Yale University announced Saturday it will change the name of a residential college that honors a 19th century alumnus and former U.S. vice president who was an ardent supporter of slavery. Yale trustees said the Ivy League university is renaming Calhoun College after trailblazing computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper, a mathematician who earned Yale degrees in the 1930s, invented a pioneering computer programming language and became a Navy rear admiral. Yale said it was the final decision in a controversy over former Vice President John C. Calhoun’s legacy that had simmered for years and boiled over...
  • Immigrant students seek access to state financial aid

    02/07/2017 11:33:15 AM PST · by Puppage · 19 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 2/7/2017 | AP
    <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — College students without legal immigration status are asking Connecticut lawmakers to give them access to some financial aid.</p> <p>Connecticut already allows those students to pay in-state tuition as long as they have spent at least two years at a state high school.</p>
  • Hundreds of protesters in New Haven block ambulance carrying critically ill patient, 1 arrested

    02/06/2017 10:48:43 AM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    Fox 61 ^ | February 6, 2017 | Jim McKeever
    NEW HAVEN — A man was arrested after police said protesters blocked an ambulance that was carrying a critically ill patient. The man was arrested on Saturday at around 4:25 p.m. by state police, after state police said they went to I-95 north near the exit 47 ramp in New Haven. They said that around 100-200 protesters blocked the highway and, following a request for assistance from the New Haven Police Department, state police said they went to the area with riot gear and pepper spray. State police said the protesters were in the process of being cleared from the...
  • ‘White Privilege’ Essay Contest Stirs Up a Connecticut Town

    02/04/2017 2:30:28 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/3/2017
    A diversity committee in Westport, Conn., a wealthy coastal town that was 93 percent white as of 2010, asked high school students earlier this year to reflect on the role of “white privilege” in their lives. The students were largely fine with the question, which was posed in an annual essay contest. As it turns out, adults had much more to say. Some residents in the town of 26,000, which has a median household income north of $150,000 and voted by a margin of 2 to 1 for Hillary Clinton over Donald J. Trump, chafed at the idea that race...
  • Connecticut Town's Sponsored 'White Privilege' Student Essay Contest Brews Controversy

    01/31/2017 5:24:14 AM PST · by Puppage · 37 replies
    4 New York ^ | 1/30/2017 | By Michael Melia
    When the town sponsored a student essay contest on the topic of white privilege, it was intended to provoke discussion in this wealthy, overwhelmingly white community on Connecticut's Gold Coast. It did, along with no small amount of outrage. Contest organizers have been surprised by the reaction from some who say the question wrongly suggests race plays into the good life enjoyed in Westport. Residents like Bari Reiner, 72, say the question is offensive because the town welcomes anybody who can afford to live here. "It's an open town," Reiner said. "There are no barricades here. Nobody says if you're...
  • Connecticut to Cut Funding for 21 Gun Salutes at Veteran Funerals – Too Costly

    01/23/2017 6:06:02 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 23rd, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Veterans are furious over a proposed state budget cut that will eliminate the firing detail at veteran funerals. The Connecticut state military said funding for the gun salutes will run out around April. Meanwhile Connecticut state university and colleges, along with Hartford and New Haven, have declared themselves sanctuary cities. And state employees were given fat raises at the end of December. ... they have money to give to illegals but not to give to soldiers to have a proper and decent burial and celebration of their service. ... At a press conference earlier this month, Malloy said of the...
  • Electric Boat to hire 2,000 to build nuclear subs

    01/10/2017 12:18:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | January 9, 2017 | Bill Cummings
    With a Navy commitment in hand to build 18 new Columbia-class nuclear submarines, Electric Boat in Groton is planning a hiring and spending spree that will be felt across the state. The company is gearing up to hire 2,000 new employees this year at its Connecticut and Rhode Island plants, with 1,350 jobs slated for Groton. Electric Boat employs about 14,500 people in Connecticut and Rhode Island, and that employment is projected to grow to 18,000 by 2030. Company President Jeffrey Geiger on Monday told business and legislative leaders during an annual update that the company will meet the Navy's...
  • Trump appoints Indian-American Raj Shah to key White House position

    01/04/2017 9:41:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Siasat Daily ^ | January 5, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    US President-elect Donald Trump today appointed young Indian-American Raj Shah, who played a leading role in the Republican party’s anti-Clinton campaign during polls, to a key White House position. Shah, whose parents immigrated to the US from Gujarat, has been appointed as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communication Director and Research Director, as per an announcement made by the Presidential Transition Team. Shah, who is in his early 30s, is currently head of Opposition Research in the Republican National Committee. In this position, he led a team of experts to carry out research against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic...
  • Congressman begs Electoral College voters to block Trump

    12/12/2016 10:08:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 12, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    A Democratic lawmaker is desperately lobbying the Electoral College to shun Donald Trump, and vote for Hillary Clinton — even though he conceded Monday that the Republican won the election “fair and square.” The plea from Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) comes a week before the Dec. 19 vote, which is expected to affirm the results of the Nov. 8 election, in which Trump beat Clinton with 306 Electoral College votes. “We’re 5 wks from Inauguration & the President Elect is completely unhinged. The electoral college must do what it was designed for,” Himes wrote Sunday night on Twitter in response...
  • Historic Christian Church to Be Converted Into Mosque; Members Take Down Cross From Altar

    12/08/2016 8:59:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/08/2016 | Samuel Smith
    A Christian congregation in Connecticut that dates back to the 1600s has sold its church building to a Muslim group that plans to turn the building into a mosque. (Photo: Facebook/United Congregational Church)United Congregational Church in Bridgeport, ConnecticutAccording to The Wall Street Journal, the historic United Congregational Church will sell its 1920s Georgian-Revival style church building to the Bridgeport Islamic Community Center for a price of $1 million.The church dates back to the Colonial Era, when it was founded in 1695 as the Ecclesiastical Society of Stratfield. In 1916, the congregation merged with another congregation and officially became the United...
  • UConn campus police won't enforce immigration laws

    12/06/2016 3:09:57 PM PST · by matt04 · 37 replies
    The University of Connecticut says campus police will continue to steer clear of enforcing immigration laws. UConn President Susan Herbst announced Tuesday that campus police formally adopted a longstanding policy of not inquiring individuals about their immigration status, not detaining people based solely on their citizenship status and not making arrests based on warrants from federal immigration authorities. She also said the university will continue admitting qualified students regardless of their immigration status and offering qualified undocumented students the in-state tuition rate, as state law requires. Herbst stopped short of declaring UConn a "sanctuary campus" as colleges including Wesleyan University...
  • State Official Demands AFA Discard Its Christians Beliefs

    12/06/2016 6:20:24 AM PST · by Maudeen · 13 replies
    American Family Association ^ | 12/5/2016 Updated 4:39 p.m. | AFA
    State official demands AFA discard its Christians beliefs Created On: Monday, December 5, 2016 10:56 AM Last Update: Monday, December 5, 2016 4:39 PM Regardless of election results this past November 8, secular progressives in America remain intent on driving Christians out of the public square. Actions by the state of Connecticut last week proved it. On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 the American Family Association received a letter from the State of Connecticut Comptroller’s Office. The letter alleged, "AFA may be in violation of the regulations governing the Connecticut State Employee Campaign for Charitable Giving that broadly prohibit discrimination."
  • From Obama to Trump: Four southeastern CT towns switch from blue to red in 2016

    12/03/2016 6:52:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Day ^ | December 3, 2016 | Martha Shanahan
    In 2012, voters across the region liked what they saw in Barack Obama. The president won the popular vote in 24 of the 25 towns in New London County in his bid for re-election, mirroring the support he got in Connecticut and across the country. Four years later, four of those towns had had enough. In Ledyard, Montville, North Stonington and Salem, turnout went up, support for Democrats went down and Donald Trump won hundreds more votes in each town than both Mitt Romney in 2012 and Trump's rival in 2016, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. They're not alone — 40...
  • Larson’s tunnels: Big plan, even bigger challenge

    11/27/2016 8:28:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | November 15, 2016 | Tom Condon
    Not everyone is thrilled with U.S. Rep. John Larson’s proposal to build massive highway tunnels under Hartford, but Daniel Burnham might be, were he still with us. It was Burnham, the great Chicago architect and planner, who said, “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will not themselves be realized.”Larson’s is anything but a little plan; it is breathtaking in scope. It has stirred the blood of some public officials and business leaders. But the concept is so vast, complex and potentially expensive – it would be longer than Boston’s “Big Dig” tunnels...
  • Wesleyan U Declares Itself A Sanctuary Campus For Undocumented Immigrants

    11/23/2016 1:55:52 PM PST · by drewh · 91 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | Kathleen Megan | 11/23/16 6:00
    Following student outcry for protection of undocumented students, Wesleyan University President Michael Roth declared this week that Wesleyan is a sanctuary campus that will not voluntarily assist the federal government in any efforts to deport students or faculty because of their immigration status. Wesleyan appears to be the only school to publicly call itself a sanctuary campus, though other college administrators have expressed strong support for undocumented and immigrant students and are moving toward creating safe havens for those students, Roth made the announcement after meeting last week with students, faculty and staff and conferring with the school's trustees. Roth...
  • Liberal Meltdown in Connecticut After Students Chant ‘Build That Wall’

    11/21/2016 3:54:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 11/17/16
    **SNIP** "I can tell you that they are taking it seriously," said Steve Ginsburg of the regional ADL. "We're focused, like the school is, on ensuring that this is a learning experience and that those who were hurt and offended receive the appropriate apologies." Tomlinson explains: "On the campaign trail, Trump stirred up support from white nationalists, prompting others to fear his tenure." Boughton, rumored to be a GOP candidate for Connecticut governor in 2018, later felt forced to explain his outrage on Twitter. The Danbury mayor said the reason the chant was wrong was because his team and city...
  • Body of Connecticut man who vanished from Manhattan party found

    11/16/2016 5:01:03 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 16, 2016 | Rich Shapiro, John Annese, Larry McShane
    Cops grilled the son of Oprah Winfrey’s celebrity jeweler Wednesday after digging up the body of a slain Connecticut man last seen alive at the suspect’s Manhattan home. The bloody corpse of Joseph Comunale, 26, was driven from the East Side to a desolate stretch of the Jersey Shore — and buried in a shallow grave behind a flower shop, the sources told the Daily News. While no arrests have been made, sources said cops were looking at James Rackover — the son of jeweler to the stars Jeffrey Rackover, whose A-list clients include Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez and Denzel Washington.
  • Connecticut: Police Arrest Two for Brutally Assaulting Trump Supporter

    11/13/2016 2:30:41 PM PST · by doug from upland · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-13-16
    At noon on Saturday, a Meriden Lieutenant was parked on Hanover Street where he saw a man standing on the traffic island at Hanover and Colony Streets waving a Donald Trump sign and an American flag. Police say a silver car stopped at the island, two men got out and began punching and kicking the man, knocking him into the street. The Lieutenant intervened and arrested the two men. The victim told police that the two men gave him the finger, he responded “same to you” and then the assault started. The two men were identified as 32-year-old Wilson Echevarria...
  • DOJ staff to monitor 7 locations in CT

    11/07/2016 10:40:40 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 22 replies
    DOJ officials said that they will send more than 500 Civil Rights Division staffers to 67 jurisdictions in 28 states on Tuesday. The Associated Press said the number of personnel is less than the roughly 780 monitors and observers who were dispatched in 2012.
  • This Town’s EMT Services Are Run Entirely by High School Students

    10/26/2016 5:19:31 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 38 replies
    Babble ^ | Oct. 25, 2016 | Samantha Wood
    Darien, Connecticut is a quaint little town that you could easily drive past on I-95 without noticing. And while it seems like a quiet place where nothing notable happens … every siren that goes off in the middle of the night disturbing the peaceful, tree-lined streets tells a different story. Every first responder in the town’s three fire departments and emergency medical services is a volunteer. All medical emergencies, from a fiery motor vehicle rollover on I-95 to a woman going into labor at home, brings the Post 53 ambulances wailing down the streets. And the EMTs who will treat...
  • Newtown victims' families suit against AR-15 rifle manufacturer dismissed

    10/16/2016 4:36:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | October 14, 2016
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the Dec. 14, 2012, school attack, in which a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by...
  • Desperate cockpit fight as Jordanian flying student intentionally crashed airplane in Conn.

    10/15/2016 10:11:55 PM PDT · by politicianslie · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 12, 2016 | Ben Ashford
    East Hartford police Chief Scott Sansom said he asked the FBI to respond because the crash occurred so close to Pratt & Whitney, which he described as "critical infrastructure." "It will be a lengthy investigation for the next few days," Sansom said, noting that it was too early to tell what caused the plane to crash. NOTE: THIS IS A LIE. The Flight Instructor said the Jordanian intentionally crashed the airplane.
  • Judge dismisses Newtown families’ lawsuit against gun maker

    10/14/2016 1:23:52 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 101 replies
    WTNH.com ^ | October 14, 2016 | AP via WTNH
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, saying federal law shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Friday granted a motion by Madison, North Carolina-based Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the 2012 attack. A gunman killed 20 children and six adults at the school with an AR-15-style rifle.
  • UNH lecturer apologizes for uninviting Sheriff David Clarke over Black Lives Matter stance

    10/13/2016 1:46:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 13, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    A University of New Haven lecturer behind canceling a campus appearance by Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has come forward to apologize for misrepresenting the popular conservative sheriff. Patrick Malloy, a senior lecturer at the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, issued a statement last week saying he and university officials decided not to finalize the event with Sheriff Clarke because of his political views and extravagant requests for his arrival, which Mr. Malloy admitted he “unintentionally” misrepresented. “I would like to apologize and take responsibility for my actions that have compromised the University of New Haven...
  • ACLU Files Civil Lawsuit for Connecticut Open Carrier (video)

    10/02/2016 5:06:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video The First and Second Amendments protect and reinforce each other. On September 11th, 2015, the protestor in this case, Michael Picard, was legally open carrying a handgun and had a camera running.  The police took the camera, his pistol and pistol permit.  They did not realize the camera was still recording. Charges against Picard were eventually dropped, after he refused a plea bargain.  On September 15th, 2016 the ACLU-CT has filed a civil rights law suit against the three individual police officers.  From acluct.org: HARTFORD — In a complaint filed today in the U.S. District Court...
  • Dem Conn. State Rep Arrested For Allegedly Voting 19 Times

    10/01/2016 2:46:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    Fox ^ | September 30, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Democrats and the dominant media assure us that vote fraud doesn’t exist, so we certainly don’t need voter ID, and in fact it would be racist to demand as much proof of identity as is necessary to board an airplane or buy a drink. Nevertheless, a Democrat state representative in Connecticut was arrested for allegedly voting 19 times. ... State Rep. Christina “Tita” Ayala, D-Bridgeport, was arrested Friday on 19 voting fraud charges. Ayala, 31, is accused of voting in local and state elections in districts she did not live,
  • ...HERMINE HEADED FOR THE FLORIDA GULF COAST...

    08/31/2016 2:42:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 08-31-2016 | NOAA
  • Tropical Storm Hermine (GOM) and TD 8 (Atlantic)

    08/28/2016 3:03:58 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 216 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 28 August 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is heating up. Two tropical systems are taking aim at the United States. Tropical Depression Eight (Hermine) is expected to brush the Outer Banks of NC. Tropical Depression Nine (Ian) is in the Gulf of Mexico, anticipated to affect the Florida coast. Public Advisories: Ian(TD 9) Hermine (TD 8)Discussions: Ian (TD9) Hermine (TD 8)
  • Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center [TD9 in Gulf]

    08/30/2016 1:39:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    NOAA ^ | 08-30-2016 | Government
  • CT: Immigration groups to hold service events Friday, Saturday

    09/01/2016 9:49:20 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 7 replies
    Immigrant rights organizations are organizing free events this week to provide numerous services, including enabling some undocumented youths to apply for a work permit, a Social Security number, and a driver’s license.
  • Audit: Downtown North costs exceed $102M (CT minor league stadium)

    08/26/2016 11:07:13 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 39 replies
    Hartford Business Journal ^ | August 26, 2016 | Patricia Daddona
    The city of Hartford's investment in the Downtown North development, which includes construction of the Dunkin' Donuts Park baseball stadium, exceeds $102 million to date, according to an audit from Hartford's Internal Audit Commission released publicly Friday. Originally priced at $56 million for initial construction funding and bonded at $63.3 million, the unfinished stadium's pricetag has now jumped to $71.7 million, the audit said. For the overall Downtown North development, which includes road work, engineering and other infrastructure work, the total costs to the city are $102.5 million to date, the audit report said. That $102 million does not include...
  • 13 Shot at House Party in Gun-Controlled Connecticut

    08/21/2016 10:35:55 PM PDT · by RC one · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | 21 Aug 2016 | by AWR Hawkins
    Two shooters opened fire on partygoers at a house party in Bridgeport, Connecticut, wounding 13 in the early hours of August 21, according to police. According to the Associated Press, police think the shooters “opened fire…from behind some hedges surrounding the home’s backyard.” Eleven men and two women were wounded. Bridgeport police spokesman Av Harris said the attackers targeted people “both inside and outside the home.” The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence reports that CT has universal background checks, no “gun show loophole,” a ban on “high capacity” magazines, and a prohibition on “the transfer or possession of assault...
  • LIVE:August 13, 2016: Donald J. Trump Rally in Fairfield, CT. Live coverage begins at 7:30 PM ET.

    08/13/2016 1:19:09 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 997 replies
    Saturday, August 13, 2016: Donald J. Trump will be at the William H. Pitt Center at the Campus of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Live coverage begins at 7:30 PM ET. Fairfield, CT is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. It borders the towns of Bridgeport, Trumbull, Easton, Weston, and Westport along the Gold Coast of Connecticut. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 59,404. In July 2006, Money magazine ranked Fairfield the ninth "best place to live" in the United States, and the best place to live in the Northeast. Watch...
  • Colin McEnroe: Could Bad Economy Swing CT To Trump?

    08/04/2016 12:22:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | August 4, 2016 | Colin McEnroe
    You may not have noticed the following news item, because the person who spoke did not accompany his remarks by striking a baby monkey with a ball-peen hammer. We have reached a point in this campaign where people don't pay attention unless you do something that sets civilization back. Paul Manafort, who is Donald Trump's campaign manager, at least in theory, recently said on two national news programs that he considered Connecticut in play. Connecticut has not gone Republican for president since 1988. Presidential campaigns don't usually bother with us. So what's different? Maybe nothing. As swing states slide off...
  • Renaming Calhoun College still possible as Yale forms committee after outcry

    08/02/2016 5:01:05 AM PDT · by Puppage · 21 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | 08/02/2016 | Puppage
    Calhoun College’s name could still be changed, according to a message sent out Monday by Yale University President Peter Salovey. With the formation of a Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming, the door appears to be open to reconsidering the Yale Corporation’s decision not to rename the residential college, despite widespread anger among Yale students, alumni and faculty during the last academic year.
  • RNC 2016: Donald Trump may be all over the map, but that's a good thing | Mulshine

    07/24/2016 6:56:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The South Jersey Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | Paul Mulshine
    At a meeting of the New Jersey delegation to the Republican Convention in Cleveland last week, Gov. Chris Christie said he expects to see Donald Trump make a real effort to win New Jersey this fall. "If he spends time and money he can be in play here because I don't think there is any great love here for Hillary Clinton," Christie said. "Given that he likes to sleep in his own bed at night, it's a quick trip over." Christie went on to say that Trump and campaign manager Paul Manafort have also said that Connecticut will be in...
  • [Gov] Malloy [CT] Bypassed Airport Security Checkpoint With Son's Backpack

    07/21/2016 2:13:30 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | July 21, 2016 | Jon Lender
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy bypassed a federal security checkpoint at Bradley International Airport last Nov. 27 while carrying a backpack belonging to his son, Samuel Malloy, through a private corridor to the departure gate area as he and first lady Cathy Malloy saw their son off for a flight, a Courant investigation of the episode has found.
  • Connecticut Department Of Children And Families: Believing There Are Only Two Genders Is 'Genderism'

    07/17/2016 9:18:22 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 65 replies
    07/15/2016 | Peter Hasson
    According the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), which published an LGBT glossary of more than 250 terms, the belief that there are only two genders — male and female — should be treated as "genderism." The guide, which was published as part of the DCF’s Safe Harbors Project and was last updated July 7, defines "genderism" as: "The system of belief that there are only two genders (men and women) and that gender is inherently tied to one’s sex assigned at birth. It holds cisgender people as superior to transgender people, and punishes or excludes those who don’t...
  • Yale Employee Smashes Historic Stained Glass Window Because ‘It’s 2016’

    07/14/2016 11:28:17 AM PDT · by massmike · 119 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | 07/14/2016 | Blake Neff
    A Yale University employee is out of a job, and the school is out a window, after he used a broomstick to smash a stained-glass window he complained was racist. Until recently, Thomas Menafee worked as a dishwasher for Yale. But he says he grew enraged that, while working at Yale’s Calhoun College, he had to see a stained glass window which shows black laborers harvesting cotton. The window, he said, was an offensive portrayal of slavery, and so on June 13 he impulsively decided to eliminate it by force. “I took a broomstick, and it was kind of high,...
  • Real Viking Ship Completes North Atlantic Crossing

    06/30/2016 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 44 replies
    GCaptain.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | GCaptain Staff
    The world’s largest viking ship has arrived in North America after crossing the North Atlantic Ocean on a journey from its homeport in Haugesund, Norway. The Viking ship, named Draken Harald Hĺrfagre, set sail from Norway with its approximately 32 crew members in late April and made stops in Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland, Canada, before making its way through the Saint Lawrence Seaway to Toronto for the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2016 festival this weekend. Future stops for the Viking ship include Chicago, Green Bay and Duluth, before heading to U.S. east coast with stops in New York City...
  • Newtown middle school teacher who took loaded .45-caliber pistol to school resigns (Insanity!)

    07/03/2016 7:07:32 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A middle school teacher in Newtown, Connecticut, accused of carrying a loaded .45-caliber pistol in a holster inside the school has resigned. Newtown School Superintendent Joseph Erardi confirmed Saturday that Jason Adams resigned at the end of the school year. The teacher at Newtown Middle School was arrested on April 6 after police say he was seen with the pistol and detained by school security.
  • Dukakis Lead Widens According to New Poll

    07/03/2016 6:07:06 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 26, 1988 | NYT Staff
    In the aftermath of the Democratic National Convention, the party's nominee, Michael S. Dukakis, has expanded his lead among registered voters over Vice President Bush, the probable Republican nominee, according to a Gallup Poll... Fifty-five percent of the 948 registered voters interviewed in the poll said they preferred to see Mr. Dukakis win the 1988 Presidential election, while 38 percent said they preferred to see Mr. Bush win. The poll had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points... This represented a shift in Mr. Dukakis's lead from the 47 percent to 41 percent advantage he...
  • Gov. Chris Christie is touting Grover Norquist's support of 23-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike

    06/29/2016 8:55:02 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/29/16 | BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI
    TRENTON, New Jersey — Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday touted an anti-tax crusader's endorsement of a proposed 23-cent- per-gallon gasoline tax hike along with a sales tax cut, sweeping aside objections raised by Democratic leaders in the state Senate and voicing confidence that the measure would be passed in that chamber. Christie all but dared lawmakers not to act on his plan during a statehouse news conference, a day after the Assembly passed the plan to pay for a $2 billion a year transportation trust fund for eight years. The fund runs out of borrowing authority Friday, and Christie's...
  • Illegal Alien Who Butchered Conn. Woman Not Deported After Serving 15 Yrs. for Murder Because...

    06/24/2016 11:36:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 24, 2016
    Full title: Illegal Alien Who Butchered Conn. Woman Not Deported After Serving 15 Yrs. for Murder Because Haiti Refused to Repatriate An illegal immigrant who stabbed a young Connecticut woman to death after completing a 15-year sentence for murder couldn’t be deported by the U.S. government because his homeland, which receives billions in aid from Uncle Sam, wouldn’t take him back—three times! So federal authorities released the violent criminal, a Haitian national, and didn’t even bother tracking his whereabouts allowing him to commit yet another heinous crime. Now, a year after an innocent woman was viciously butchered to death in...
  • Supreme Court Declines To Hear Challenge [CONNECTICUT’S BAN ON POPULAR SEMI-AUTOMATIC FIREARMS]

    06/20/2016 1:31:27 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 75 replies
    DailySignal ^ | June 20, 2016 | Connecticut Citizens Defense League, Inc. Blog
    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – The United States Supreme Court declined on Monday to review a lower court’s ruling refusing to strike down on Second Amendment grounds Connecticut’s ban on certain semi-automatic firearms including the most popular rifles in the Nation. The Connecticut Citizens’ Defense League (CCDL) and other plaintiffs challenged Connecticut’s ban in 2013, arguing that the ban openly flouts the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which held that law-abiding citizens have an individual right to keep commonly owned firearms in their homes for self-defense.
  • Why are there so many black bears sightings in Upstate NY lately?

    06/19/2016 10:05:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Syracuse ^ | June 14, 2016 | David Figura
    Black bears here, black bears there – black bears everywhere. It does seem that way recently as reports of bears roaming Upstate New York appear to be on the rise. ... this time last year, the DEC's Cortland office received about 10 bear-related calls. This year, there has been 32. We've reached a point where all of (Upstate New York) is bear habitat.
  • ABC's Jon Karl Gets Senator Murphy to Admit His Gun Control Proposal Would Not Work

    06/19/2016 12:07:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 19, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In a shocking development in the push for gun-control, Senator Chris Murphy, who filibustered for 15 hours regarding the issue, admitted Sunday on ABC’s This Week that his proposal would not have stopped any recent mass shooting. “Your proposal would have done nothing in the case of Orlando, it would have done nothing to stop the killing in San Bernardino,” stated ABC’s Jon Karl calling out Murphy, “And in fact, it was unrelated to the killing in Newtown.” The proposal Murphy has been pushing is one that is meant to close the mythical “gun show loophole.” “Would that have done anything...
  • Malloy Asks Gun Sellers to Refrain from Selling Guns on Father’s Day

    06/17/2016 2:06:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 80 replies
    wtnh.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Esther Shittu
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Governor Dannel Malloy is asking gun sellers, both in-state and out of state, to voluntarily stop selling semi-automatic weapons on Father’s Day, June 19th. Malloy asks sellers to do this as a sign of respect to the fathers and parents who lost children in the Orlando nightclub shooting. “We are calling on Connecticut gun sellers to avoid all semi-automatic weapons sales on Father’s Day for one reason. We should show respect, through a symbolic gesture, to those who’ve lost loved ones in Orlando,” Gov. Malloy said. Since 2013, Connecticut has prohibited the AR-15 and the Sig...
  • Fox News Anchor Joins Left in Calling For Assault Weapons Ban(gretchen)

    06/15/2016 5:58:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/15/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Calling for more gun control in the wake of mass shootings has become the norm for the president, politicians, and pundits alike—and Orlando has been no different. This time, however, a more surprising face has joined the bandwagon: Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson. “Yes, the Orlando massacre was terror,” she said, “But there’s no doubt that Omar Mateen was able to kill so many people because he was firing an AR-15, a military style assault weapon, a weapon easier to buy in the state of Florida than buying a handgun.” Let’s break for a moment here to point out that right...