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  • San Francisco Expands Travel Ban to Pro-Life States

    10/17/2019 6:55:36 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 37 replies
    freebeacon ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2019 | Graham Piro
    San Francisco expanded its city-funded travel and contracting bans to 22 states with pro-life laws. The 22 states include Texas, Massachusetts, and Florida. The move marks the expansion of an ordinance enacted in August that prohibited city-funded travel "to states that have enacted laws that prohibit abortion prior to the viability of the fetus" and contracting with companies headquartered in those states. The ban initially covered eight states, according to Courthouse News, but that list has now expanded to cover nearly half the country. City supervisor Vallie Brown denounced pro-life reforms, such as late term abortion limits, as "an assault...
  • [FLA] Woman arrested after climbing in Big Lots roof to avoid shoplifting arrest

    10/07/2019 2:31:00 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    NBC 2 ^ | 10/4/2019 | Katelyn Massarelli
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A North Fort Myers woman climbed into the ceiling of a Big Lots store in Port Charlotte Thursday night to avoid a shoplifting arrest. Kristina Perkins, 37, was arrested after deputies searched the ceiling along with Charlotte County Fire Department and Facilities. The manager told deputies that Perkins went into the women's restroom with a shopping cart full of merchandise. The merchandise included candy, makeup and toys, totaling $58.67. Charlotte County deputies said the manger tried to enter the restroom to check on Perkins, but several trash cans were positioned to barricade the door. She did...
  • Florida woman leads police on hours-long chase through Big Lots ceiling after...trying to shoplift

    10/16/2019 5:54:42 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/16/2019 | Nicole Darrah
    A Florida woman wanted for allegedly shoplifting at a Big Lots store was arrested after trying to make her getaway through a less traditional route: the ceiling. Kristina Perkins, 37, was in the store, located in Port Charlotte, for several hours on Thursday night before she "entered the women’s restroom with a shopping cart full of merchandise." The store manager tried to check on Perkins in the bathroom, but noticed "several garbage cans positioned in a manner to barricade the door," the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office said in a news release about the incident. Perkins was advised that she was...
  • Democrat calls on Google to stop funding climate crisis deniers (only 11.26 years left)

    10/16/2019 4:54:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Guardian via Yahoo ^ | 10/16/19 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    A Democratic lawmaker has called on Google CEO Sundar Pichai to stop investing in organizations that deny the existence of the climate crisis, saying it was hard to overstate how detrimental the impact of such groups had been on the US climate debate. Kathy Castor’s letter to Pichai followed a report in the Guardian last week that revealed Google had made “substantial” contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington, despite the internet giant’s insistence it supports political action to combat the crisis. **SNIP** “It is hard to overstate the detrimental impact groups like CEI have had...
  • Democrats slap the faithful during LGBTQ town hall

    10/15/2019 12:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 13, 2019 | Miranda Devine
    Anyone wondering why religious people still support Donald Trump, despite his flaws, need only watch a recording of the Democrats’ fanatical LGBTQ town hall last week. From Elizabeth Warren mocking religious males as incapable of finding a wife to Beto O’Rourke’s promise to strip tax benefits from religious institutions, or Cory Booker’s assertion that Catholics use religion to justify discrimination, you see the ugly face of militant secularism and coercion. It is frightening that every one of the nine Democratic candidates who took part in the CNN event has signed up to extreme policies that attack religious liberty and radically...
  • Parkland parents warn against reinstating Scott Israel as sheriff

    10/15/2019 10:10:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 10/15/19
    In a precursor to next week’s special Senate session to decide if Scott Israel should get his job back as Broward County sheriff, parents of the students murdered in the Parkland school shooting on Monday urged and warned state senators not to do it. “His lack of leadership and poor training of his rank and file played a role in the death of Nick and the injury of my other son,” Mitch Dworet said in front of an assembly of news cameras at the Parkland substation of the Broward Sheriff’s Office. “I say to any politician, 'Look to your conscience...
  • Amazon takes a stand: Company releases "Our Positions" paper

    10/12/2019 2:59:09 PM PDT · by Boomer · 56 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 10/11/19 | Amazon
    Amazon took the extraordinary step of laying out its positions on nearly every hot-button topic in the world in a web page that unveiled Thursday, bringing new clarity to the tech company’s public policy agenda. The page, which is simply titled “Our Positions,” states where the Seattle tech giant stands on eleven issues -- several of which have a direct impact on business in America.
  • GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz ejected from closed-door impeachment meeting

    10/14/2019 10:15:47 AM PDT · by fwdude · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 14, 2019 | Susan Ferrichio
    A Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee was ejected from a closed-door impeachment hearing. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida tried to enter a hearing Monday in which lawmakers from three different committees are interviewing President Trump’s former top aide on Russia, Fiona Hill. Gaetz said he believed he should be allowed to attend the hearing because impeachment inquiries traditionally are handled by the House Judiciary Committee, and he serves on that panel. But the House parliamentarian told Gaetz he is not allowed to attend the hearing because he does not sit on either the Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, or Oversight...
  • Free Trader Paul Krugman Admits Failure of Globalization for American Workers: ‘Major Mistake’

    10/14/2019 6:18:09 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Oct 2019 | JOHN BINDER
    Economist Paul Krugman, the longtime defender of global free trade and a member of the failed “Never Trump” movement, now admits that globalization has failed American workers. In a column for Bloomberg titled “What Economists (Including Me) Got Wrong About Globalization,” Krugman admits that the economic consensus for free trade that has prevailed for decades has failed to recognize how globalization has skyrocketed inequality for America’s working and middle class workers. Krugman, though, writes that he and his fellow free trade economists “had no way to know” that globalization of the American economy or a surge in trade deficits “were...
  • Backlash erupts at video depicting Trump killing media, critics

    10/14/2019 7:08:52 AM PDT · by robowombat · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/19 09:26 AM EDT | BRETT SAMUELS -
    Backlash erupts at video depicting Trump killing media, critics BY BRETT SAMUELS - 10/14/19 09:26 AM EDT A video depicting President Trump shooting and stabbing media organizations and some of his most prominent critics drew widespread backlash after The New York Times reported it was played at a conservative conference over the weekend at Trump's Doral resort. Democrats and media organizations warned as the video circulated on YouTube and social media that it could incite further violence, with some calling on Trump to speak out and condemn the clip. "At a conference of Trump supporters, they played a video of...
  • FAKE video meme where Donald Trump massacres 'fake news media'

    10/14/2019 6:53:06 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 October 2019 | Ariel Zibler
    The video was screened at an event staged by the conservative group American Priority at the Trump National Doral Miami last week Video is an edited version of church massacre scene from the 2014 dark comedy film Kingsman: The Secret Service, starring Colin Firth It shows Trump's head superimosed on Firth's body as he shoots and stabs parishioners in 'church of fake news' The parishioners include the 'fake news' media as well as Democrats like Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Maxine Waters The clip also depicts Trump as killing Senator Mitt Romney, MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski, actor Rosie...
  • Florida man's mugshot goes viral after traffic stop arrest

    10/13/2019 8:43:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 131 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | October 11, 2019 | FOX 35 Orlando
    The Marion County Sheriff's Office posted the mugshot of 34-year-old Ricky Deeley on Facebook after he was arrested during a traffic stop in Ocala... Two others in the vehicle, 20-year-old Logan Tindale and 20-year-old Katlyn Spruill, were also arrested. The sheriff's office reports that Tindale had a felony warrant out for his arrest and lied about his name when originally questioned. Upon searching the vehicle, the deputy found Spruill in possession of a bag containing 23 grams of meth, a handgun, cocaine, marijuana, and various other drug paraphernalia.
  • Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at Miami resort: report

    10/13/2019 7:11:14 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/13/19 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    A fake video of President Trump shooting, stabbing and brutally assaulting media personalities and political opponents was played at a conference for his supporters at his Miami resort last week, the New York Times reported Sunday. Donald Trump Jr., former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) were all scheduled to speak at the three-day conference hosted by American Priority at Trump National Doral Miami. Sanders and a person close to Trump Jr. told the Times that neither one saw the video. The Hill has reached out to DeSantis's office. The video, which includes...
  • Census could reveal electoral extinction of the Republicans

    08/26/2019 3:02:32 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/25/2019 | Kristin Tate
    Whites tend to vote Republican, while nonwhites tend to vote Democrat. This proved true in the 2016 election, when Trump carried white voters by 20 percent, while Hillary Clinton won 74 percent of nonwhite voters. With the number of Latinos living in the United States nearly doubling since 2000, it is not difficult to see why Texas could soon follow California, Colorado, and Nevada into the Democratic camp in the next 20 years. Using the 2000 census and the 2010 census along with 2018 data, the electoral reality becomes more clear. The population of those under 18 will be majority...
  • Remains of Florida Man Missing for 20 Years Reportedly Found on Google Earth

    09/13/2019 6:20:06 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    THE EPOCH TIMES ^ | September 12, 2019 | Jack Phillips
    The skeletal remains of a man who went missing in the late 1990s were found inside a vehicle visible on Google Earth, according to a report.
  • Boca Police: Reports Of Shooting At Town Center Mall

    10/13/2019 1:48:34 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 21 replies
    MSN & CBS ^ | 10/13/2019 | CBS Miami
    BOCA POLICE (CBSMiami) – There’s a heavy police presence at the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton following reports of a shooting. CBS12 reports that there is at least one person suffering from a gunshot wound. Stay with for updates on this developing story.

    10/12/2019 3:33:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 10/11/19
    The student protest at University of Florida Thursday brought a diverse range of people of all ages, student groups, organizations, homemade signs and political perspectives to the campus. One such sign was of Meadow Pollack, an 18-year old senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who was murdered in the 2018 shooting. A young "March For Our Lives" activist was photographed holding a piece of paper with Pollack's name, photo, and age. Typed underneath was "Parkland, FL" and "Mass Shooting." Pollack's father, Andrew Pollack, took to Twitter to voice his objections. "A @AMarch4OurLives activist is using a picture of my...
  • NAAGA wants to break the stereotype of how people view African American gun owners

    10/09/2019 1:09:31 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 10/6/19 | Kevin Ozebek, Darcelle Hall
    ...The South Florida chapter of the National African American Gun Association, also known as NAAGA, begin in a classroom. They learn everything from first aid to Florida gun laws. Travis Campbell: “We’re here to change the image of the black gun owner.” Across America, there are now 30,000 members in 75 chapters. It’s a rapidly growing group that was started only four years ago, and most members joined not just because they like the sport of shooting, but because they see this as a safe space. Danielle Campbell, gun owner: “It is inside and outside our community. We are seen...
  • FL Court: Cities must cooperate with ICE or elected officials will be removed from office

    10/08/2019 11:39:58 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 39 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | October 6th 2019 | LET Staff
    It’s a landmark ruling out of Miami, Florida that was handed down from a federal district judge. Cooperate with ICE… or you’re out of a job. There was a new Florida state law that put a ban on sanctuary cities. It also ordered law enforcement officers to continue full cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Miami U.S. District Court Judge Beth Bloom upheld a majority of the components of that law on Monday, just one day before SB 168 went into effect. On top of banning sanctuary cities in Florida, it also creates a new mandate. It requires...
  • A Florida inmate's secretly recorded film shows the gruesome reality of life in prison

    10/08/2019 10:09:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 111 replies ^ | 10/07/2019 | By Deanna Paul
    With a camera hidden in a hollowed-out Bible, peeking through the “O” of the word “Holy,” and a pair of rigged reading glasses, Scott Whitney secretly filmed the world behind bars, inside one of Florida’s notoriously dangerous prisons. For four years, the 34-year-old convicted drug trafficker captured daily life on contraband cameras at the Martin Correctional Institution. He smuggled footage dating back to 2017 out of the prison, and titled the documentary “Behind Tha Barb Wire.” The video — given to the Miami Herald — allows the public to see with their own eyes the violence, rampant drug use and...