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  • Second suspect arrested in drive-by shooting of pregnant woman in Miami Gardens

    08/19/2014 6:47:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 18, 2014 | Lance Dixon
    Miami Gardens police have charged a second suspect in the death of Qualecia James, a pregnant woman who was killed in a drive-by shooting earlier this year. Police charged Gregory Medy, 18, with one count of first-degree murder of James. James, 21, was shot March 30 as she sat in the back seat of a car at Northwest 182nd Street and 32nd Avenue. Doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital delivered her baby, but he died five days later.
  • Ferguson response shows libertarian divide between Paul and Cruz

    08/17/2014 1:55:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | August 17, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    Rand Paul and Ted Cruz’s differing tone in response to the Ferguson riots could provide clues for the divergent trails they're forging to woo libertarian voters in 2016. Both the Kentucky and Texas Senate Republicans urged that civil liberties be protected in statements following unrest in Ferguson, Mo.. After an officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an 18 year old African American teen, last weekend, riots have erupted and police have been criticized for using overly-aggressive force against protesters and reporters calling for answers. Strategists say Paul struck a more provocative tone against in his TIME op-ed, calling for the...
  • No comparison between Sanford and Ferguson

    08/16/2014 3:30:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 15, 2014 | Beth Kassab, Local News Columnist
    I watched the images of police in riot gear and protesters looting stores or running from tear gas in Ferguson, Mo., this week and thought: That could have been us. What happened to Trayvon Martin isn't anything for Florida to be proud of. Neither is the state's "stand your ground" law that received so much attention in the wake of Trayvon's shooting death. But Central Florida, specifically Sanford, can take a little satisfaction in knowing that during the tense days after Trayvon was shot, this was a place where protesters peacefully demonstrated and police didn't stand in their way. People...
  • Video: Hillary: When I’m ‘President Again’

    11/08/2007 8:29:18 AM PST · by rwa265 · 65 replies · 247+ views
    CNN "Situation Room" ^ | 11/7/7 | ianschwartz
    Slip of the tongue? Yesterday on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Hillary Clinton spoke about what she would do about licensing illegal immigrants when she is president again. Watch:
  • Not #Ferguson: Elderly White Woman Hospitalized After Brutal Robbery in Ocoee

    08/16/2014 8:21:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16,2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    WFTV in Orlando, Florida reported Friday about a callous, violent robbery of an elderly white woman by three young black men that left the woman hospitalized with a serious brain injury and a broken clavicle. The Publix surveillance videos released to the media show rare, clear before, during and after video of the victim, the perps and the robbery. There will be no protests, no candlelight vigils, no statement by President Barack Obama, no Justice Department investigation, no visits by Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. The race ‘healers’ won’t descend on Ocoee like they are doing in Ferguson this week...
  • Trayvon Martin Autopsy Doctor Says Prosecutors ‘Hoped To Lose’ Case Against Zimmerman

    08/15/2014 1:55:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    <p>The doctor who conducted the autopsy on Trayvon Martin, and who later raised eyebrows with his uneven testimony during the trial of George Zimmerman, has released a 37-page e-book in which he argues prosecutors “hoped to lose the case.”</p> <p>Despite that claim, “Dead Men Can’t Lie,” e-book by Dr. Shiping Bao, offers no proof.</p>
  • Charlie Crist To Feds: Don’t Kick The Undocumented Off Obamacare Coverage

    08/15/2014 6:07:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/2014 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Charlie Crist, the Democratic nominee in Florida’s governor race in November, says the Obama administration shouldn’t require proof of immigration status for Obamacare sign-ups. “We need to make this law work for the people depending on it, and the President should suspend this requirement so that no American citizen loses their health insurance due to a bureaucratic requirement,” Crist spokesman Brendan Gilfillan told Politico Thursday. Over 310,000 Obamacare customers have failed to provide proper documentation on their citizenship or immigration status to the Obama administration, after the federal government contacted them between five and seven times about discrepancies in the...
  • Charlie Crist Flies Private Jet to Global Warming Media Event [Jet Owned by Serial Polluter!]

    08/13/2014 2:21:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    MediaTrackers ^ | 8/8/14 | James Taylor
    Charlie Crist flew in a private jet from Tampa to Tallahassee to hold a press conference about the importance of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Ironically, the private jet Crist used for his climate presser is owned by James Finch, who has repeatedly been forced to pay fines to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for unlawful pollution. Finch’s company paid fines for unlawfully polluting water in the Gulf of Mexico near Apalachicola Bay and the Apalachicola National Forest. Crist has recently criticized a new initiative by Scott to spend $1 billion to improve water quality in the state, with a...
  • Parent-packed lunches often not healthy, study says

    08/12/2014 8:08:54 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 77 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | , August 12, 2014 | Leslie Postal
    <p>The lunches students bring from home are often filled with unhealthy packaged foods and sugary drinks and little that would win any nutrition awards, according to a new study by university researchers. Missing from those lunches, they said, were fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, whole grains and, nearly 25 percent of the time, anything that resembled an entree.</p>
  • 2006 Charlie Crist viciously attacks 2014 Charlie Crist in new attack ad!

    08/12/2014 9:58:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 8/12/14 | Moe Lane
    This was, of course, inevitable. Democrats across Florida heard a mysterious recorded call over the weekend that seemed aimed at attacking likely Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist. The voice in the recording? Charlie Crist. “Hi, this is Charlie Crist calling to set the record straight. I’m pro-life. I oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants, I support traditional marriage, and I have never supported a new tax or big spending program. It’s sad that in his fourth try for governor my opponent has resorted to distortions and untruths. … Floridians need a consistent, conservative governor that they can trust. I would appreciate...
  • The Fastest-Growing States For Tech Jobs [Republican led Texas & Florida]

    08/12/2014 8:09:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/7/14 | Susan Adams
    What state is adding technology jobs at the greatest rate? My guess would have been Washington, where Seattle has become a center for cloud computing....[but it is behind]....No. 1, Texas, No. 2, Florida,
  • How Puerto Rican migrants could swing the largest swing state

    08/11/2014 7:33:22 PM PDT · by Baynative · 42 replies
    fusion net ^ | 8/11/14 | Daniel RIvero
    a Pew Research Center report released today shows that a new wave of Puerto Ricans leaving their island's severe economic woes has been finding its way to Central Florida and rapidly changing the ethnic and political makeup of the country's largest swing state. Florida, which has played a crucial role in the past two presidential elections, has 29 electoral votes that could play a crucial role in the 2016 presidential race.
  • Rachel Jeantel Talks Life After Trial, Says “With What I Know Now, I Would Have Done A Better Job”

    08/11/2014 5:50:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Madame Noire ^ | August 11, 2014 | Lauren R.D. Fox
    Last year, George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. But before that decision was handed down the public got the chance to hear from the young woman who was the last person to speak with Trayvon before he died, his friend Rachel Jeantel. As she testified during the case, Rachel became a public figure as the media and audiences bullied her with harsh criticisms and unfair labels. As a result of the humiliating ordeal, Rachel received an overwhelming amount of support to better her own needs and accomplish her dreams as a young woman. Now, just one year...
  • Charlie Crist: Rick Scott 'raised property taxes' [Even Politifact says "Mostly False!]

    08/11/2014 4:54:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 8/9/14 | Joshua Gillin
    PolitiFact Florida checked into Charlie Crist’s statement and found that tax revenue has increased because of rising property values.
  • Evidence that guns deter: “Knockout game” attacker asks victim if he is armed before hitting him

    08/10/2014 10:59:14 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 36 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | August 10, 2014 | CPRC
    The Florida Times-Union points to how guns deter in an attack on a man on Neptune Beach: "The victim told police that he believed the boys were playing the “knockout game.” He said he was approached on the beach by one of the boys who asked him if he had a “Glock.” The man was punched after admitting that he was unarmed. "Fearing that the boy would continue to hit him until he was unconscious, the man grabbed at a folding knife that he had tucked into his waistband and pretended to have a gun. The boys fled, and the...
  • Family Strikes Gold on Sunken Treasure Hunt -- Again

    08/02/2014 6:24:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 30, 2014
    A Florida man literally struck gold when he unearthed a "priceless" religious artifact from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. The sunken treasure was discovered at the site of a shipwreck that happened nearly 300 years ago off the coast of Ft. Pierce. It's the missing piece of a necklace that was discovered at the same wreck in 1989. Called a pyx, the ornate gold trinket is a Spanish artifact used by priests to hold the communion host, Brent Brisben, the operations manager of Queens Jewels, told ABC News. "We find shipwrecked artifacts on a daily basis, but it's more...
  • Airframe Structure for First Commercial Dream Chaser Spacecraft Unveiled

    08/10/2014 9:38:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | August 9, 2014 | Ken Kremer
    The orbital airframe structure for the first commercial Dream Chaser mini-shuttle that will launch to Earth orbit just over two years from now has been unveiled by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and program partner Lockheed Martin. Sierra Nevada is moving forward with plans for Dream Chaser’s first launch and unmanned orbital test flight in November 2016 atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The winged Dream Chaser is being developed under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program aimed at restoring America’s indigenous human spaceflight access to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station (ISS).
  • ‘Knockout Game’ Attacker Asked Man If He Had A Gun Before Punching

    08/10/2014 4:17:12 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/09/2014 | Chuck Ross
    A teenager playing “knockout game” punched a Florida man in the face after making certain he was not carrying a gun, the victim told police. According to a witness who saw the attack unfold, a teenager approached a man who was walking alone on Neptune Beach on July 31, the Florida Times-Union reported Friday. According to the victim, the teen, who was with three accomplices, asked him if he had a “glock.” While Glock is a weapons manufacturer, the term “glock” is also used generically to describe any type of handgun. After the man said that he did not have...
  • Miami Rabbi Shot and KIlled on His Way to Synagogue this Morning

    08/09/2014 3:41:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 86 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | August 9, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    The Rabbi of a Miami Beach synagogue was murdered earlier today on his way to synagogue. The Rabbid was shot dead oin cold block only two blocks away from the synagogue that was defaced with Hamas, swastikas and Jew hatred last week after a Hamas-CAIR hate demo.
  • Ted Yoho Calls Out Obama and Eric Holder on Immigration

    08/09/2014 8:37:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies
    sunshinestatenews.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | KEVIN DERBY
    U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., introduced the “Border State Protection Act" on Tuesday. The freshman Republican’s bill would let border state governors submit their governments’ expenses from dealing with the flood of illegal immigrants to the federal government for reimbursement. Yoho’s proposal also ensures the states flexibility to ensure the federal government doesn’t sue them over their handling of illegal immigration. “The Obama administration has failed to achieve operational control of our southern border while simultaneously enticing individuals to make the dangerous journey to America,” Yoho said on Tuesday, before taking aim at U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for suing...
  • Sheriff's report: 19 shots in friendly-fire incident 'proper'

    08/08/2014 11:28:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 47 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | August 7, 2014 | Lisa J. Huriash
    The bullets kept coming. An off-duty police detective, who had been trying to help capture a fleeing suspect, was on the ground, shouting to be heard over 19 gunshots unleashed at him. "I'm a cop, I'm Hallandale Police," Hallandale Beach Detective Anthony Distefano yelled to Broward Sheriff's deputies. He continued yelling: "Kilo 12, 10-37 Distefano." "Kilo" is police speak for a plain-clothed detective, and 10-37 is a police code that indicates he's law enforcement. Sgt. Andrea Tianga, who was featured on the reality TV show "Police Women of Broward County," and Deputy Christopher Manekas thought the gun-carrying detective was the...
  • Florida Grandmother Kills 6-year-old Grandson

    08/07/2014 3:35:20 PM PDT · by informavoracious · 35 replies
    Killearn Lakes, Fla. -- Mason Rhinehart and his brother were playing video games in their Killearn Lakes Plantation home Tuesday morning when their grandmother, Martha White, interrupted to say she had a surprise for them. White, 63, who had been babysitting the boys, then took 6-year-old Mason into the bathroom and locked the door behind her, a probable cause affidavit said. Mason's brother, age 8, heard him start to cry from behind the door and say, "I don't want to die, please don't kill me." The boy said he tried to get in the bathroom, but could not. He then...
  • Deputies investigated after one punches the other

    08/06/2014 7:35:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 6, 2014 | Linda Trischitta
    A workplace dispute in which a petite female Broward Sheriff's deputy punched a male colleague who is at least a foot taller prompted him to seek treatment for a cut lip and hurt jaw. Deputies Luisa Rosen, 40, and Christopher Szwanke, 35, who both patrolled out of the Lauderdale Lakes district, argued Jan. 25 after responding to a call of a fight in progress at the Granada Apartments on Northwest 24th Court.
  • Court rules Florida doctors may NOT harass patients about gun ownership

    08/06/2014 8:53:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/6/14 | Doug Book
    In 2011, the State of Florida passed a law popularly referred to as “Docs vs Glocks” which prevents doctors meddling in the gun ownership prerogatives of their patients. Why would such a statute be necessary? The following is a portion of a policy statement included on the website of the American Academy of Pediatrics: “Until handguns are banned, we recommend that handguns and handgun ammunition be regulated, that restrictions be placed on handgun ownership, and that the number of privately owned handguns be reduced. Firearms should be removed from the environments where children live and play …” Uppermost in the...
  • Jeb Bush quietly ramping up potential presidential bid

    08/06/2014 7:13:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/31/14 | Ian Mohr
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been traveling to New York in the past month to quietly meet with high-flying business leaders to ramp up interest in a potential presidential bid, sources tell Page Six. “He’s been meeting with groups of up to 15 people at private homes to tell them about some of his moderate points of view,” a source said.
  • Obamacare rates to soar by as much as 23 per cent in 2015

    08/05/2014 9:30:06 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    Sticker shock is around the corner for many Americans with government-brokered medical coverage, as insurance companies are beginning to apply their first-year costs to next year's premiums. In the case of Florida, some consumers will pay as much as 23 per cent more when their plans are renewed in the fall, according to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2716851/Obamacare-rates-2015-23-cent.html#ixzz39aDNsRvB Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • When Thieves Broke In, This Grandma Grabbed Her Gun – Then Was Stunned at What 911 Told Her To Do

    08/04/2014 8:36:14 PM PDT · by montag813 · 68 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 08-05-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsN.J. Logan is not to be trifled with. This 80-year old Tampa grandma was resting her new hip after recent surgery upstairs in her home, when she heard a "commotion" downstairs and quickly realized it wasn't her husband, who was out playing bridge. So she grabbed her gun, and ran to the steps. “I don’t know what was going on in my mind. Honestly, all I wanted was my gun,” she told WTVT-TV, adding that she “really didn’t want to have to shoot anybody.”
  • White lightnin,' still lead to arrest

    08/04/2014 4:32:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 4, 2014 | Robert Nolin and Linda Trischitta,
    In response to a tip, agents with the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco arrested Marek Christopher Amann, 32, and charged him with, among other counts, possession of more than a gallon of illegal liquor and possession of a still. The counts are third-degree felonies, which carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
  • Army Staff Sergeant’s Home Demolished While Stationed In Iraq

    08/04/2014 1:20:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WFOR-TV ^ | July 28, 2014 | Cynthia Demos
    A federal judge has slammed Miami-Dade County for knocking down the home of an active United States soldier. The county sent a number of violation notices. The US Army Staff Sergeant said he was doing what he could while fighting overseas, but the county demolished his home anyway. All that is left is an empty field with a tattered American flag and a sign that says: “This is how the U.S. Government thanks the service of an active army soldier.” CBS4 spoke with Sergeant First Class Jesus Jimenez who’s now stationed in Texas about what happened to his home. “That...
  • State Department Rebukes Israel for Arrest of American Teen

    07/05/2014 2:46:30 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | July 5 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Israeli officials have taken an American teenager into custody, a State Department spokeswoman confirmed in a statement calling for a “credible” investigation into whether he was beaten by police. “We can confirm that Tariq Khdeir, an American citizen, is being held by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. “We are profoundly troubled by reports that he was severely beaten while in police custody and strongly condemn any excessive use of force. We are calling for a speedy, transparent and credible investigation and full accountability for any excessive use of force.” WTSP, a local Tampa media outlet, explains that...
  • Shocking footage shows Israeli police savagely beating American teen cousin of Palestinian boy

    07/05/2014 12:43:54 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 5 2014 | Daily Mail
    FULL TITLE: Shocking footage shows Israeli police savagely beating American teen cousin of Palestinian boy, 15, burned alive in revenge attack over death of three Jewish youths The 15-year-old American cousin of a Palestinian teen who was abducted and killed in Jerusalem was beaten and jailed by Israeli police in what relatives say was 'attempted murder'. Tariq Khdeir, a student at the Universal Academy of Florida, an Islamic school in Tampa, is the cousin of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who it is claimed was burnt to death by Israeli extremists in a revenge attack on Wednesday. Tariq's parents, Suha and Salah,...
  • Florida Inmate's Request to Be Castrated Is Denied (Sex Offender)

    08/02/2014 7:08:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Aug 2, 2014
    A Florida judge has denied an imprisoned sex offender's request that he be castrated at the expense of the state. The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the man is serving 10-year sentence after pleading no contest to second-degree felony sexual battery. In a hand-written motion, the 35-year-old inmate asked a circuit court judge to modify his sentence to include castration. The motion did not explain why the inmate wanted to be castrated. The court denied the motion saying it did not have jurisdiction in the case.
  • Billionaire climate-change supporter pledges to spend big to beat Florida Gov. Rick Scott

    08/02/2014 3:57:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 2, 2014 | By Marc Caputo
    The billionaire is ready to take out Florida’s multi-millionaire governor. In a nationwide push to fight Republicans who deny the existence of man-made climate change, investor-turned-activist Tom Steyer has founded a Florida political committee, seeded it with $750,000 of his own money and says he’ll spend far more to help Democrat Charlie Crist defeat Gov. Rick Scott. Florida Democrats are buzzing about Steyer spending $10 million, which he won’t discuss. Republicans say the California Democrat is a phony environmentalist, but they nevertheless worry his financial commitment could be real in Florida. “It’s hard to look at the map of the...
  • Florida Congressman: ‘White People’ to Blame for Collapse of Amnesty in Congress

    08/02/2014 11:23:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 2, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Matt Boyle has this fascinating piece about the inner workings of the legislative battle this week over the border crisis. The bill pushed by the Republican leadership had a number of serious defects. The story recounted by Boyle is how a small group of activists and congressmen drove the immigration narrative, and ultimately the legislative outcome. Buried toward the end of Boyle’s piece is a disgraceful statement from Florida Representative Alcee Hastings (D): Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) decried the House GOP lawsuit as he addressed “all the white people in here” during the Rules Committee hearing — which was filled...
  • Florida’s Biggest Obamacare Insurer Hiking Premiums Over 17 Percent

    08/01/2014 3:03:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 1, 2014 | by Sarah Hurtubise
    Florida’s largest Obamacare exchange health insurer is boosting its premiums by 17.6 percent, a staggering increase for hundreds of thousands of Floridians. Florida Blue, the Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer in Florida, has the largest market share of any insurer operating on the state’s Obamacare exchange. The company cited higher health costs than expected due to an older customer base which is using more health services than they’d prepared for, according to Kaiser Health News. Patrick Geraghty, Florida Blue’s CEO, had previously warned that the company was under “tremendous financial pressure” and that they’d be seeking significant hikes.
  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Gov. Rick Scott: We're watching you

    08/01/2014 9:33:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | Alex Leary
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent a scathing letter to Gov. Rick Scott over voting changes in Florida and issued a warning that the Justice Department is "carefully monitoring" the state. "Whenever warranted by the facts and the law, we will not hesitate to use all tools and legal authorities at our disposal to fight against racial discrimination, to stand against disenfranchisement and to safeguard the right of every eligible American to cast a ballot," Holder wrote. Scott's office dismissed it as a "bizarre attempt to help Charlie Crist." The letter, dotted with pointed language and examples of...
  • Forget Ebola, Florida Issues "Flesh-Eating Bacteria" Public Health Warning

    07/31/2014 6:59:59 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-31-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 07/30/2014 As Ebola spreads mercilessly across the world, it appears Florida has a problem that sounds just as awful. As CBS reports, Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease. At least 11 Floridians have contracted Vibrio vulnificus so far this year and two have died, according to the most recent state data. Not exactly great news for Florida beach season... Vibrio vulnificus –- a cousin of the bacterium that causes Cholera –- thrives in warm saltwater, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • AP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers (i.e. pumas/cougars)

    07/31/2014 4:01:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 31, 2014 4:32 AM EDT | Jason Dearen
    Since Florida’s frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state’s vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies. The ranchers seek to nurture and protect their calves, while the panthers see them as prey. Human development won the battle, driving the large, tawny, cats to the brink of extinction before successful efforts to restore them began decades ago. But with Florida’s panther population recovering, some farmers complain the protected 6-to-7-foot long predators are once again killing their calves. …
  • Congressman Alan Grayson Calls For U.S. Travel Ban In Response To Ebola Outbreak

    07/30/2014 2:44:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Igor Bobic
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is calling on the Obama administration to impose a travel ban on three West African nations in response to a growing Ebola virus outbreak. The House Foreign Affairs Committee member wants the State Department to bar citizens of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone from entering the United States, including any foreign travelers who have visited those countries in the previous 90 days. He also requested that the ban be expanded to any nation that reports an originating case of the virus, and that restrictions only be lifted 90 days after the last reported case.
  • Rubio: Iran Nuclear Negotiations a ‘Disaster’

    07/29/2014 4:28:07 PM PDT · by mgist · 27 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/29/14 | Free Beacon Staff
    BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff July 29, 2014 12:28 pm Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) blasted U.S. nuclear negotiations with Iran Tuesday, saying the rolling back of sanctions and allowance of the world’s largest sponsor of terrorism to enrich uranium constituted a “dangerous national security failure.” “This entire thing is a disaster,” Rubio said. “It’s not just an embarrassing diplomatic failure. This is a dangerous national security failure, in my opinion.” News broke earlier this month that nuclear talks were extended until November as the sides sought a more comprehensive deal. During that time, however, the U.S. will give Iran...
  • Pediatricians Have the Right to Ask About Guns

    07/30/2014 12:46:11 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 169 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7/30/14 | Russell Saunders
    As a pediatrician, I have one, straightforward professional obligation: to safeguard and support the health and wellbeing of my patients. In my case, those patients are children, but you could change the age range of the people coming into the office and apply that statement to any medical provider. Asking about guns in the house is no exception. When I ask parents if there are firearms in the home, and if so how they are secured, it is for the sole purpose of keeping their children safe. Physicians in Florida are being threatened with a law that, if enacted, will...
  • Republican Candidate Carl Domino fights to take U.S. House seat in Florida

    07/30/2014 8:56:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/30/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Jobs and National Security are the two most crucial issues facing America says 18th Florida District, GOP US House candidate Carl Domino. He’s the Republican front runner going into the August GOP primary. Should he win he’ll face Pelosi/Obama clone Patrick Murphy in November. “Wages are stagnant, grocery prices too high,” says Domino. “Get rid of Obamacare, build the Keystone Pipeline,” and ease up on all of Obama’s big government regulations. These are initiatives the Jupiter, Florida businessman favors. He told campaign supporters at a fundraiser held recently at a popular Mexican themed restaurant that America is governed by the...
  • Fla. mom arrested for allowing 7-year-old son to walk to park alone

    07/30/2014 6:13:49 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 77 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7-29-2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    "I honestly didn’t think I was doing anything wrong. I was letting him go play,” she told the station. As Dominic was passing by a public pool, lifeguards asked him where his mother was. “They asked me a couple questions, and I got scared so I ran off to the park and then they called the cops,” Dominic said. Police found the boy in the park playground playing with other children. He had a cellphone around his neck that was given to him by his mother, a police affidavit said. Police took the boy home and the mother was arrested...
  • Statement from Pompano Pat's denies knowledge of George Zimmerman security detail in DeLand

    07/29/2014 8:57:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The West Volusia Beacon ^ | July 29, 2014 | Rick Tonyan
    Police: Acquitted killer was there 'as a friend'George Zimmerman, the man who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford in February 2012, was in DeLand over the weekend, providing security for Pompano Pat's on South Woodland Boulevard, the DeLand Police Department said. And reports of his presence prompted threats of violence against the business and its owner, a store employee said. Pompano Pat's, which sells guns and motorcycles, is owned by DeLand mayoral candidate Pat Johnson. Johnson is challenging incumbent Mayor Bob Apgar in the Aug. 26 election. Three hours after the story broke online, Pompano Pat's issued a press release...
  • 11th Circuit: Constitutional to Bar Doctors from Asking Patients About Firearm Ownership

    07/29/2014 2:15:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 28, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 25 the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit "eliminated the injunction" against the enforcement of Florida's "gun gag" law, which restricts doctors from asking patients if they own a firearm unless asking is necessary to a patient's treatment. According to Law360.com, the 11th Circuit ruled that barring doctors from asking about firearms "doesn't violate the First Amendment." Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) signed the NRA-backed "gun gag" legislation in 2011. Suit was brought against the State of Florida over the law by "the Florida chapters of the American Academies of Pediatrics and American College of...
  • Rick Scott Leads Charlie Crist in Florida Gubernatorial Poll

    07/29/2014 2:07:31 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 24 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 29, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Team
    Despite claims that he switched to the Democratic Party as a result of "GOP racism," Charlie Crist has been unable to secure strong minority support and as a result has lost the lead in his bid to reclaim the Florida Governors mansion against incumbent Governor Republican Rick Scott. In the latest CBS/New York Time/YouGov poll, Scott now leads Crist by five points in a race analysts suggest may be getting away from Crist. Charlie Crist led the race by as many as 15 points in polls taken early this year, but has been unable to muster strong support from minority...
  • Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida

    07/29/2014 11:36:50 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/29/14 | KATIE M
    Home> Health Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida Jul 29, 2014, 12:12 PM ET By KATIE MOISSE Katie Moisse More from Katie » Katie Moisse Health Editor via Good Morning America PHOTO: Crescent Beach in Sarasota, Fla. is pictured in this file photo. Florida Officials Warn About Deadly Bacteria in Water Next Video Flesh-Eating Bacteria Survivor Gets Service Dog Auto Start: On | Off Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease. Vibrio vulnificus –- a cousin of the bacterium that causes Cholera –- thrives in...
  • Florida poll: Most back legal marijuana

    07/28/2014 4:56:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/28/14 | Jonathan Topaz
    A majority of Florida voters support legalization of recreational marijuana, a new poll says. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, 55 percent of Florida voters back legal possession of small amounts of recreational pot, compared with 41 percent who oppose it.
  • FL:Court Uphold Florida Law Limiting Doctor Snooping and Recordkeeping of Patients Gun Ownership

    07/27/2014 1:12:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_A8tM-hOOUqQ/S8HTXqrkIZI/AAAAAAAAA9g/QnOs59Ck3LI/s1600/Doctor+Big+Brother.jpg The old media in Florida tried to frame the issue as one of the limiting of Doctor's speech, but it was never about that.   The law was in reaction to Doctors inappropriately asking questions about gun ownership, and potentially feeding that information into government databases.  This is known as a "boundary violation" where a professional uses his power in inappropriate ways. The 11th Circuit Cout of Appeals upheld the law yesterday, the 25th of July.  It is possible that the rulling will be appealed to the Supreme Court.   From the startribune.com, Marion Hammer, a proponent of the law...
  • Al Qaeda-linked Syria fighters release video purporting to show American suicide bomber

    07/26/2014 8:48:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 27, 2014 | AP
    An Al Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven. The Nusra Front released the new video late Friday showing American citizen Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, 22, with other fighters before the May 25 attack that targeted several army positions at the same time. Abu-Salha appears smiling in the video and speaks in broken Arabic. "I want to rest in the afterlife, in heaven. There is nothing here and the heart is not resting,"...