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  • Blue-State Disgrace

    07/23/2014 2:21:46 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Slate ^ | Emily Bazelon
    Immigration is a complex problem. So is the long-term question of how the United States should handle the influx of tens of thousands of children from Central America. Beyond the legal mandates, we owe them basic human decency. On the other hand, to say that they should all simply stay here for good begs big questions about encouraging more children to make this journey, and the rights of all the people abroad who are waiting their turn in line. Unless you believe in open borders, it’s all thorny. What seems right for an individual child can seem wrong systemwide. But...
  • White flags flying from Brooklyn Bridge, cops probe breach ( NYC )

    07/22/2014 7:51:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 22, 2014 | Natasha Velez and Larry Celona
    In a stunning security breach, the giant American flags at the top of both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by white flags overnight, cops said. The two new flags appear to be American flags that were painted over white — the traditional symbol for “surrender” — and were flying Tuesday morning from both towers. ... The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit will is replacing the white flags with American flags as they set up a crime scene
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,July 21-25,2014,WTIC AM,EDT,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM

    07/21/2014 6:53:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | July 21-25, 2014 | Jim Vicevich
    Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt Connecticut powerhouse! Are you outside of Connecticut? Start your day off listening to Jim...
  • Police: Stamford High teacher threatened student for sex ( Connecticut )

    07/20/2014 7:34:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Hearst Media ^ | July 17, 2014 | Martin B. Cassidy
    A Stamford High School teacher accused of threatening to fail an 18-year-old student if he did not have sex with her and providing him and a friend with marijuana, turned herself over to police early Thursday. Danielle Watkins, 32, of Fort Point St., Norwalk, was charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sale of marijuana and one count of risk of injury to a minor ... A day after the student reported the allegations, police executed a search warrant of Watkins's car during a motor vehicle stop in Norwalk. During the stop, police said Watkins tried to...
  • Get Ready for the New England Power Shortage

    07/19/2014 6:18:35 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    am spectator ^ | 7/18/14 | w tucker
    n 1980, under the first administration of Governor Jerry Brown, California decided it wasn’t going to build any more power plants but would follow Amory Lovins’ “soft path,” opting instead for conservation and renewable energy. By 2000, with the new digital economy sucking up electricity, a drought in the Pacific Northwest cut hydropower output and the state found itself facing the Great California Electrical Shortage. You know what happened next. For weeks the Golden State struggled to find enough electricity to power its traffic lights. Brownouts and blackouts cascaded across the state while businesses fired up smoke-belching diesel generators to...
  • In New Haven, Democratic National Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz rallies troops (wear eye protection)

    07/19/2014 5:15:12 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 5 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 18, 2014 | Mary E. O’Leary
    First speaking to the choir at a roundtable discussion attended by area female political leaders, they then moved over to the party’s campaign headquarters on Fitch Street. Schultz, a congresswoman from Florida, said when she returns home to her district, “no one asks us when are we going to get back to investigating Benghazi; no one asks us when the heck are you finally going to sue Barack Obama; no one says please vote for the 57th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take my health care away, yet those are the things that reach the top of...
  • Number calling illegal immigration 'most important problem' grows SIX-FOLD, tops all other issues

    07/16/2014 2:41:25 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16 July 2014 | David Martosko
    The number of Americans who see illegal immigration as the nation's most pressing problem has spiked from 3 per cent to 17 per cent since May, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. That percentage now tops government corruption, the U.S. economy, jobs, health care and every other hot-button issue, driven by a flood of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border. 'We are all connected. We can't just build a wall or a fence and say no more,' Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis tweeted on Tuesday. 'This is America. Our doors are open.' The...
  • Gosnell Nation [Richard Blumenthal's Butchery Bill]

    07/18/2014 5:57:59 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | July 16, 2014
    Democrats hold one thing — and one thing only — sacred, and that is abortion. Our diplomats may be murdered abroad, the rule of law may be grossly violated at home, the First Amendment may be written off as just another roadblock on the freeway to utopia, but abortion will always have for them a uniquely holy status — even if that means employing unholy methods to facilitate it. Thus Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut has introduced a bill, cosponsored by a majority of Senate Democrats, that would purport to strip states of their ability to impose even the most...
  • Glitch or Censorship? Connecticut school blames software for selective blocking conservative sites.

    07/18/2014 7:01:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | July 17, 2014 6:12 PM | Spencer Case
    Weeks after an apparent case of politically motivated Internet censorship at a Connecticut high school, officials are still blaming the incident on technical malfunctions — even though evidence suggests human culpability. On May 27, shortly before his graduation, Andrew Lampart, an 18-year-old senior at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Conn., set out to research gun control on a school computer in order to fulfill an assignment for a basic law course. He found that the website for the National Rifle Association was blocked, while websites supporting gun control remained accessible. Over the next five days, Lampart spent more time on...
  • Will Legalizing Illegals Help Unemployed? Rep. DeLauro: That's a 'Gotcha Question'

    07/17/2014 3:20:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 17, 2014 | Lauretta Brown
    When asked by CNSNews.com on Wednesday whether legalizing illegal aliens would help the unemployed in the United States, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D.-Conn.) countered that that was a “a gotcha question” and declined to answer it. DeLauro was speaking outside the U.S. Capitol at a rally for the unemployed.
  • Latino advocates knock Malloy on Central American immigrant children decision

    07/16/2014 3:04:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    ctmirror.org ^ | July 16, 2014 | ANA RADELAT
    Washington – Latino advocates are reacting with disappointment, dismay and anger over the Malloy administration’s decision to reject a federal request to house up to 2,000 immigrant children from Central America at the Southbury Training School. “This is a humanitarian crisis and we are saddened that this was a missed opportunity to take a leadership position to help people seeking refuge,” said Werner Oyanadel of the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission. The commission, a legislative agency that makes recommendations for the advancement of the Latino and Puerto Rican community to the governor and state legislature, will hold a board...
  • GOV. MALLOY DENIES FEDS' REQUEST TO HOUSE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CHILDREN IN CONNECTICUT

    07/16/2014 12:25:31 PM PDT · by matt04 · 38 replies
    The administration of Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-WFP) has denied a request from federal officials to temporarily house up to 2,000 illegal immigrant children from Central America at a residence in his state for individuals with intellectual disabilities. ... According to Keith Phaneuf at CT Mirror, federal officials initially contacted the administration of Malloy, who is seeking a second term as governor this year, on July 3 regarding the possibility of a short-term lease to house, feed, and provide medical care to 1,000 to 2,000 of the unaccompanied illegal children who entered the U.S. through Mexico. The GSA reportedly asked...
  • State Denies Request To House Migrant Kids At Southbury

    07/16/2014 7:50:28 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 15 replies
    Hartord Courant ^ | July 15, 2014 | Keith Phaneuf
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration has denied a request from federal authorities to temporarily house up to 2,000 migrant children from Central America at the Southbury Training School. The state Office of Policy and Management wrote in an email Monday that its concerns about the aging school's condition, the sensitive nature of caring for the developmentally disabled clients already there, as well as several legal and procedural hurdles, prevent Connecticut from assisting.
  • State Denies Request To House Migrant Kids At Southbury (CT)

    07/16/2014 7:22:22 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 9 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | July 15, 2014 | KEITH PHANEUF
    "The vacant property that the state of Connecticut has is too small to accommodate your needs (which clearly must be at least several hundred thousand square feet of building space alone) and is typically in a state of disrepair to the point where a certificate of occupancy would be difficult to obtain," Patrick M. O'Brien, assistant director of OPM's Bureau of Assets Management, wrote to an official at the U.S. General Services Administration's New England regional offices. "Indeed, many existing structures are beyond salvage and require environmental remediation and demolition."
  • CT declines feds’ request to house illegal migrant children at Southbury Training School

    07/15/2014 8:55:46 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    ctmirror.org ^ | July 15, 2014 | KEITH M. PHANEUF
    <p>Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has denied a request from federal authorities to temporarily house up to 2,000 illegal migrant children from Central America at the Southbury Training School.</p> <p>The state Office of Policy and Management wrote in an email Monday that its concerns about the aging school’s condition, the sensitive nature of caring for the developmentally disabled clients already there, as well as several legal and procedural hurdles, prevent Connecticut from assisting.</p>
  • Anti-Gunners Kill More Jobs with Bloomberg-Style Laws

    07/14/2014 1:23:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    America’s largest shotgun manufacturer has decided to move more of its business to the Republic of Texas. The news that O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. chose not to expand their business in Connecticut shouldn’t really come as a surprise. States that have zealously pursued more restrictive gun control policies have seen their historically loyal firearm manufacturers begin an exodus to friendlier locales. Mossberg has decided to move more of its manufacturing process to Texas in light of Connecticut’s recent legislative attempts to demonize their industry; such as implementing a confiscation registration process, and outlawing future sales of various firearms categorized...
  • Anti-Gunners Kill More Jobs with Bloomberg-Style Laws(Mossberg leaving CT)

    07/14/2014 9:22:35 AM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies
    America’s largest shotgun manufacturer has decided to move more of its business to the Republic of Texas. The news that O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. chose not to expand their business in Connecticut shouldn’t really come as a surprise. States that have zealously pursued more restrictive gun control policies have seen their historically loyal firearm manufacturers begin an exodus to friendlier locales. Mossberg has decided to move more of its manufacturing process to Texas in light of Connecticut’s recent legislative attempts to demonize their industry; such as implementing a confiscation registration process, and outlawing future sales of various firearms categorized...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM, July 14-17,2014

    07/14/2014 7:06:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | July 14-17, 2014 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Officials: Transgender girl moved to male facility (CT)

    07/13/2014 6:43:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2014 9:07 PM EDT
    A transgender girl has been moved to Connecticut’s juvenile home for boys after she was accused of assault, the latest transfer of a troubled teenager who was sent to a psychiatric facility after supporters protested her confinement in a women’s prison without criminal charges. The Department of Children and Families said Sunday that the girl, identified only as Jane Doe, assaulted another youth and a staff member and destroyed property at the Children’s Psychiatric Center in Middletown on Saturday night. …
  • Connecticut Mom Charged for Leaving Preteen in Car

    07/11/2014 7:05:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    In spite of the recent tragedies of toddlers being killed or seriously hurt from being locked in a car, I guess it really isn't all that surprising that police are being extra-vigilant to protect kids from hot cars. Some cases, however, like that of a woman in Connecticut being criminally charged for leaving her daughter in a car, are downright ridiculous. (emphasis added) Officers were sent to 60 Middle Street on Tuesday where they said Christina Williams, 30, allegedly left her 11-year-old child inside a vehicle. Police said the interior temperature of the car was about 85 degrees at the...
  • In New Haven, some see sagging pants as statement, others as fueling stereotype

    07/07/2014 9:42:26 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 29 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 6, 2014 | Shahid Abdul-Karim
    “The saggin’ started in the prison where inmates couldn’t wear belts, but in jail culture things started to transcend,” said community activist Leonard Jahad, the state’s top New Haven probation supervisor, “The left pant leg rolled up meant you’re in a certain gang and both pant legs rolled up meant something else,“ Jahad said. “When pants are down like the kids wear on the streets, in prison, it means you are available to the next man for sexual activity.” Smith, who’s also entertainment director of the youth development organization Ice the Beef, said he and his peers don’t view the...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM, July 7-11, 2014

    07/07/2014 6:10:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | July 7-11, 2014 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Newtown Victim's Animal Shelter Dream Turning Real (unintended irony alert)

    07/06/2014 12:20:41 PM PDT · by heartwood · 20 replies
    AP ^ | July 5, 2014 | Susan Haigh
    Before she was killed in the Newtown school massacre, 6-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard raised money from returnable bottles and cans to buy bones for dogs at the pound and designed business cards for an imaginary animal shelter, listing herself as "caretaker." Her pretend animal shelter is now on track to become a reality as the state prepares to transfer 34 acres of a former psychiatric facility to a foundation raising money to build an animal sanctuary to honor the life of the little girl who was one of 20 first-graders killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
  • States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

    07/06/2014 9:30:45 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 41 replies
    Town Hall ^ | July 6 2014 | Town Hall AP
    <p>As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.</p>
  • State law means names of state employee fraudsters stay secret (CT)

    07/04/2014 4:18:07 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 3 replies
    Journal Inquirer ^ | Friday, July 4, 2014 | Ed Jacovino
    The state employees were disciplined for lying to get money through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, an extension of food stamps available to poor residents who lost food or income in September 2011 after Hurricane Irene hit here as a tropical storm. While Larson said the law merits revisiting, other members of the state's congressional delegation weren't so forthcoming about their views on the state measure or the similar federal law that have left taxpayers in the dark about the conduct and punishment of state employees -- many of whom were fired but rehired after they appealed. U.S. Sens....
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12PM,EDT,WTIC AM, June 30-July 3, 2014

    06/30/2014 8:04:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | June 30-July 3, 2014 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • O’Toole: Why is Congress still running the transportation system?

    06/28/2014 9:12:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Greeley Tribune ^ | June 27, 2014 | Randal O'Toole
    Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has proposed a three-month transportation bill. Three more months, he says, will give Congress a chance to figure out a long-term solution. The only problem is that Congress had three months three months ago and did nothing. Meanwhile, Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., have proposed to increase gas taxes by 12 cents a gallon. Considering that the gas tax hasn’t been increased in more than 20 inflation-filled years, this would seem to make sense.It doesn’t, however, because a gas tax increase assumes there is a shortage of funds for transportation. Instead, the real...
  • Tomasky: You Lost One, Tea Party. Deal With It.

    06/27/2014 8:32:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Daily Beast ^ | June 27, 2014 | Michael Tomasky
    As I watched conservatives seethe Wednesday, and Chris McDaniel (so devoted to describing his martyrdom that I think he’s a day or two away from nailing himself to a cross) boil, I came to feel—to a certain point—sympathy. If the situation were reversed, I thought, and a sellout Democrat had defeated a more progressive opponent on the strength of votes from Republicans, I have to confess I wouldn’t like it a bit. And just as I thought about that, I remembered: Wait. This happened. And it was kind of similar. But it was also quite dissimilar, in ways that are...
  • Anthem requests to spike insurance rates (Connecticut)

    06/27/2014 5:08:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    WTNH-TV News ^ | June 27, 2014 | By Mark Davis
    HARTFORD – The dominant health insurer in Connecticut says it has no choice but to increase rates 12.5%, or it may risk insolvency. Executives from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield said the exploding cost of prescription drugs is a major factor in its decision to request to state regulators that it raise rates. But it is the tax that ‘Obamacare’ charges the insurance company to pay for those individual tax credits that’s another major reason they say they have to increase the rates on everyone else. “That amount begins at 8 billion dollars in 2014 and increases over forty percent...
  • Authorities to prosecute 154, seize guns in Connecticut sweep

    06/26/2014 11:39:00 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 6/25/14 | Ian Simpson
    Law enforcement authorities expect to prosecute 154 people as part of an undercover operation that seized illegal drugs and scores of guns in two Connecticut cities, a federal agency said. State, local and federal officers took part in the crackdown on violent crime in Bridgeport and New Haven dubbed "Operation Samson" by the lead agency, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it said in a statement on Wednesday.
  • PTR making commemorative gun for South Carolina [ex-CT Gun Manufacturer]

    06/24/2014 3:22:45 PM PDT · by Zalmon · 12 replies
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | June 23, 2014 | Steve Jones
    Firearms manufacturer PTR Industries is so pleased with its move to Aynor that it is producing a special gun to show its appreciation. The company will produce 1,000 South Carolina commemorative firearms, each stamped with an outline of the state with a Palmetto tree and crescent moon inside it. PTR vice president John McNamara said the company developed the gun as a way to give something back to South Carolina. The company moved its headquarters and operation to Aynor in January with no hassles. McNamara said state and local officials helped in any way they could, such as with zoning....
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM, June 23-27, 2014

    06/23/2014 6:59:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | June 23-27, 2014 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Justina Pelletier's legal nightmare should frighten all parents

    06/19/2014 10:03:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    FOX ^ | Dr. Keith Ablow
    A Massachusetts judge ordered Tuesday that 16-year-old Justina Pelletier be returned to her Connecticut family. His ruling ended a 15-month odyssey that I believe showed that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Boston Children's Hospital were willing to disregard the rights of her parents and, in essence legally "kidnap" her. "We are stunned," Lou Pelletier, her dad, told me minutes ago by phone. "Justina called us with the news herself. We just want to thank everyone who helped us get our daughter home."
  • Jesus, Republicans and NRA banned on school website

    06/19/2014 2:54:14 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 15 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | June 19, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    One of the lessons that Andrew Lampart learned from being on his school’s debate team was to gather facts for both sides of an argument. So last month when his law class was instructed to prepare for a debate on gun control, Andrew went online using the school’s Internet service. “I knew it was important to get facts for both sides of the case,” said the 18-year-old at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut. “Their website was blocked,” he told me. Andrew decided to try the Second Amendment Foundation’s website. That too, was blocked. His curiosity got the best of...
  • Senator Murphy (D-CT) proposes increase in federal gas tax

    06/19/2014 9:46:40 AM PDT · by matt04 · 15 replies
    Connecticut residents may soon be seeing more federal tax hikes in the gas and diesel purchased, the first hike in 20 years. Lawmakers in Washington, DC said the federal highway trust fund will be empty in a few months if they don't come up with a plan to refill it. Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy and Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker proposed raising the federal tax $0.12 over the next two years to replenish the fund, however, taxpayers aren't approving of this. "That's not going to work for me. I'm a single parent, I can't afford that," said Latoya Leery. Connecticut drivers...
  • CT high school filters conservative websites, allows liberal pages

    06/18/2014 11:01:33 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 23 replies
    A high school student in Connecticut is accusing administrators of political censorship after the school restricted access to conservative news outlets and websites while allowing students to visit liberal sites. Andrew Lampart, a student at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut, was assigned an in-class debate on gun-control during his "Law & You" course. While preparing for the debate during study hall Lampart logged onto the school provided Internet and found out that students were forbidden from visiting The National Association for Gun Rights website or the news outlet TheBlaze.com. "I used my study hall to research gun control facts...
  • ‘Shocking Note’ Apparently Penned by Justina Pelletier to Her Parents

    04/16/2014 6:53:25 AM PDT · by No One Special · 80 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 15, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    The Connecticut teen who has been in state custody for more than a year after her parents were accused of medical child abuse after disputing a diagnosis has apparently penned a note, giving a look into how she says she’s being treated. “They hurt me all the time push me all the time and more,” the purported note from Justina Pelletier says. It also says “[they] do not let me sleep vary [sic] much. “Hury [sic]!” Keith Mason, president of Personhood USA, a group helping lead the Free Justina Coalition, told TheBlaze that Justina gave the note to her parents...
  • Alan Dershowitz offers to help #FreeJustina, says law is CLEAR and on the side of the parents

    03/29/2014 8:20:27 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    http://therightscoop.com ^ | March 29, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Alan Dershowitz told Huckabee tonight that if everything we know about the #FreeJustina case is true, then this is a horrible abuse of human rights and of civil liberties. He said that Massachusetts law is clearly on the side of the parents, pointing out that if there is a conflict in medical opinion over a child under Massachusetts law, the dispute is settled by the parents, not the hospitals or the state. He even offered to help the parents get custody back of their daughter. Watch:
  • Massachusetts DCF denies Pelletiers weekly visitation with Justina

    03/28/2014 6:01:56 AM PDT · by No One Special · 22 replies
    Personhood USA ^ | March 28, 2014 | Personhood USA
    For the past several months, the Pelletiers have met face-to-face with Justina once weekly in supervised visits of no more than one hour. Now, Massachusetts DCF is denying the Pelletiers visitation with Justina in another blatant act of vindictive punishment. This new act demonstrates DCF's unwillingness to reunite the family and exposes the agency's lack of interest in the welfare of Justina or the Pelletier family. Instead, DCF is concerned with getting back at a family that spoke out against their heavy-handed custody grab. By prohibiting Justina from seeing her family, DCF is treating her differently than all other minors...
  • "Free Justina!" Why Did Massachusetts Take This Sick Girl From Her Parents In The First Place?

    03/27/2014 3:30:19 AM PDT · by suspects · 72 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Graham | Michael
    At the center of the seemingly incomprehensible case of Justina Pelletier lies one very simple, and unanswered, question: What did her mom and dad do to lose custody of their daughter in the first place? Gallons of ink have been poured on this story since last November, when a Connecticut TV station first reported the story of a sick teenager ripped from her family over a medical dispute between two hospitals. But having read every report on the case, including Judge Joseph Johnston’s ruling Tuesday, I can’t find a single claim — substantiated or otherwise — of bad behavior by...
  • Judge Delays Justina Pelletier Ruling While Armed Guards Sit in on Visits

    03/24/2014 7:56:22 AM PDT · by Harmless Teddy Bear · 26 replies
    Liberty Voice ^ | March 23, 2014 | Penny Swift
    Massachusetts Judge Joseph Johnston delayed his promised Justina Pelletier ruling for the sixth time on Friday, stating that he will now issue the ruling on Tuesday March 25, 2014 in a facsimile message. The critically ill teenager’s family has been fighting a custody battle against the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) for more than a year. Meanwhile her older sister Jennifer is pleading with friends and campaigners to do all they can to support Justina. Devastated by the delays in getting medication for her sister, she tweeted Friday that armed guards sit in on visits while she is...
  • Justina Pelletier Case Reaches Its "Watergate" Moment

    04/24/2014 4:15:37 AM PDT · by suspects · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 24, 2014 | Michael Graham
    We’ve now reached the “Watergate” stage of the Justina Pelletier debacle: What does Gov. Deval Patrick know and when did he know it? Justina is the former Tufts Medical Center mitochondrial patient seized by Boston Children’s Hospital and the state Department of Children and Families, who turned her into a somatoform subject. After reports in these pages Friday that she was being denied the opportunity to attend Easter Mass with her devoutly Catholic family, Patrick rushed out a letter to state Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) about accommodations DCF was making. “I see in your letter that you continue to misunderstand...
  • MA's "Reunification" Plan For Justina Pelletier Just A Political Ploy

    05/07/2014 4:35:50 AM PDT · by suspects · 14 replies
    “Why can’t Justina just come home?” Of course that’s the question Lou and Linda Pelletier are asking about the daughter taken from them more than a year ago. As a parent, isn’t it the question you’d ask? That’s not the question the Patrick administration wants people asking in the Justina Pelletier case. They want you asking why Justina’s parents won’t just accept Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz’s family reunification plan. The Patrick administration doesn’t want you asking parenting or medical questions. They’re handling Justina like a political issue. How do I know? Because I saw Justina’s “reunion” plan...
  • Boston Globe: Judge Orders DCF to Return Justina Pelletier to Parents

    06/17/2014 2:33:35 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    boston.com ^ | 6/17/14 | Roberto Scalise
    juvenile court judge has ordered the Massachusetts Department of Children and Family to return Justina Pelletier to her parents, according to the Boston Globe. The Globe reports: “I find that the parties have shown by credible evidence that circumstances have changed since the adjudication on Dec. 20, 2013, that Justina is a child in need of care and protection pursuant to G.L. c. 199, 24-26.,” Judge Joseph Johnston wrote in the ruling. “Effective Wednesday, June 18, 2014, this care and protection petition is dismissed and custody of Justina is returned to her parents, Lou and Linda Pelletier.” Pelletier was placed...
  • Justice for Justina: Judge orders Connecticut girl to be returned to family

    06/17/2014 5:14:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    FOX ^ | Cristina Corbin and Perry Chiaramonte
    Justina Pelletier is coming home. A Massachusetts judge ordered the 16-year-old Connecticut girl, who was taken from her family by child welfare advocates more than a year ago, to be returned to her mother and father effective Wednesday. The ruling caps a long-running medical custody dispute that began when two highly-respected Boston hospitals clashed over the girl's diagnosis. The case sparked national outrage, and led Lou and Linda Pelletier, of West Hartford, Conn., to wage a bitter legal battle.
  • Justice for Justina: Judge orders Connecticut girl to be returned to family

    06/17/2014 2:39:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 17,2014 | Fox News
    Justina Pelletier is going home. A Massachusetts judge ordered the 16-year-old Connecticut girl, who was taken from her family by child welfare advocates more than a year ago, to be returned to her mother and father effective Wednesday. The ruling caps a long-running medical custody dispute that began when two highly-respected Boston hospitals clashed over the girl's diagnosis. The case sparked national outrage, and led Lou and Linda Pelletier, of West Hartford, Conn., to wage a bitter legal battle. “To hear the news is overwhelming," Lou Pelletier told FoxNews.com moments after learning of the ruling. "Now we can certainly begin...
  • Judge Orders Massachusetts DCF to Return Justina Pelletier to Her Parents

    06/17/2014 2:39:39 PM PDT · by Domandred · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/17/2014 | Jason Howerton
    A juvenile court has ordered the Massachusetts Department of Children and Family to return Justina Pelletier to her parents, the Boston Globe reports. “I find that the parties have shown by credible evidence that circumstances have changed since the adjudication on Dec. 20, 2013, that Justina is a child in need of care and protection pursuant to G.L. c. 199, 24-26.,” Judge Joseph Johnston wrote in the ruling, according to the Globe. “Effective Wednesday, June 18, 2014, this care and protection petition is dismissed and custody of Justina is returned to her parents, Lou and Linda Pelletier.”
  • Lyme-Carrying Ticks Are Going To Be 'Gangbusters' This Summer

    06/16/2014 8:41:55 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies
    BI ^ | 6-16-2014 | Ted Siefer
    Ted SieferJune 16, 2014 Deer ticks, also known as blacklegged ticks, are the prime carriers of Lyme disease, which is particularly common in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Large numbers of ticks, the parasites that carry Lyme disease, are expected to emerge in New England in the coming weeks, experts said on Friday. Abundant snow over the winter and a wet spring have created ideal conditions for ticks to come out in the warm weather and try to latch onto hosts, they said. "The next three to four weeks is the peak season of risk," said Sam Telford, an infectious disease...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM, June 16-20, 2014

    06/16/2014 6:06:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | June 16-20,2014 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • (CT)Lawmakers call on retailers to take measures in reducing gun violence

    06/13/2014 2:35:41 PM PDT · by matt04 · 16 replies
    As a way to reduce gun violence, elected leaders urged retailers to consider voluntary measures to make their stores safer. Friday, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy joined Rep. Elizabeth Esty, Ron Pinciaro of Connecticut Against Gun Violence and Monte Frank of Team 26 for a press conference. The officials called on the National Retail Federation to join the bipartisan push for "commonsense measures to reduce gun violence." The legislators said there have been an estimated 79 shootings and 19 fatalities at Walmart alone since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. They also referred to the loaded handgun that...