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  • Black Employees File Class-action Lawsuit against CNN

    12/07/2016 6:48:55 AM PST · by Cecily · 55 replies
    A group of black CNN employees are filing a class action lawsuit against Atlanta-based CNN, Turner Broadcasting and New York based parent company Time Warner for racial discrimination. Daniel Meachum, lead attorney, sent out a press release this morning with a scheduled press conference at 10:30 a.m. I do not know if the lawsuit has been filed in court as of yet. “As a result of the current discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of DeWayne Walker vs. CNN, Time Warner & Turner, we have uncovered stories involving abuse of power, nepotism, revenge, retaliation and discrimination” Meachum said in a press...
  • Georgia Executes William Sallie for 1990 Murder of Father-in-Law

    12/06/2016 9:12:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 | Rhonda Cook
    William Sallie, 50, has been executed by lethal injection at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison, making him the ninth inmate the state has put to death this year. Sallie’s death occurred at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday. The U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution shortly before 9:30 p.m. At 9:38 p.m., a six-man strap-down team shuffled Sallie into the execution chamber and eased him onto the gurney. Each man kept both hands on Sallie until each leg, each arm and his shoulders were secured. Then four nurses prepared him for the IV. Sallie winced and kept his eyes closed...
  • Justin Ross Harris Sentenced to Life in Prison without Parole

    12/05/2016 11:20:35 AM PST · by Cecily · 49 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | December 5, 2016 | Christian Boone
    Justin Ross Harris, convicted three weeks ago of intentionally leaving his 22-month-old son inside a hot car to die, was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. An additional 32 years — the maximum penalty allowed — was added to the sentence by Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mark Staley Clark, following the recommendation of prosecutors. “The state’s recommendation is the very least that can be considered just,” Staley Clark said. “There is no justification,” lead prosecutor Chuck Boring said Monday in requesting the toughest punishment possible. “This is basically the most aggravated killing of another...
  • [GA House Speaker] David Ralston: Let Congress take a crack at ‘religious liberty’ measure

    12/04/2016 8:15:18 AM PST · by madprof98 · 6 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 12/4/16 | Jim Galloway
    On Friday afternoon, House Speaker David Ralston joined host Bill Nigut and I for some conversation on GPB’s “Political Rewind.” Many topics were touched, and you can listen to the entire exchange here. Perhaps most important was Ralston’s contention that an end to gridlock in Washington was a reason to give the “religious liberty” issue a rest come January – and let Congress take a crack at it. The House speaker also said it would be “irresponsible” not to consider the apparent defeat of North Carolina’s governor, who signed legislation similar to the measure that Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed last...
  • Karen Handel Leads Early Poll to Replace 6th District’s Tom Price

    12/01/2016 3:59:11 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies
    Georgiapol.com ^ | December 1, 2016 | Jon Richards
    The first polling is out for the soon to be open 6th district seat held by future Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. In a Landmark Rosetta Stone poll of 500 voters. Former Secretary of State Karen Handel leads at 21.7%, followed by State Rep. and Tom Price’s wife Betty Price at 10%. State Senator Judson Hill, who officially announced his bid, has 8.4%, and State Senator Brandon Beach at 4%. 55.7% are undecided. There are several caveats to consider when considering the results. First of all, not all potential candidates are listed. Others, including Sen. John Albers and...
  • Jimmy Carter's Anti-Semitism

    12/01/2016 6:00:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2016 | Fay Voshell
    It appears former president Jimmy Carter, now 92 years old, has yet to meet a tyrant he doesn’t admire. His continuing embrace of terrorist regimes makes some wonder when we will see the cessation of his continual self-exhumations from political burial in order to once again resume his prophetic declamations on behalf of odious regimes, past and present. Carter’s latest declamation on the demise of the pitiless tyrant Fidel Castro reveals once again his lifelong empathy for totalitarian regimes: “Rosalynn and I share our sympathies with the Castro family and the Cuban people on the death of Fidel Castro. We...
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber [of Commerce] to oppose ‘religious liberty’ bills in 2017

    11/30/2016 1:03:21 PM PST · by madprof98 · 17 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/30/16 | Scott Trubey
    Top brass at the Metro Atlanta Chamber said Wednesday they will make avoiding another firestorm of controversy over “religious liberty” legislation a top priority when the state Legislature reconvenes in January. SunTrust Banks Executive Vice President Jenner Wood, the outgoing chairman of the chamber’s board, said the conversation alone over the legislation, which critics deride as discriminatory toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, is damaging to the state’s reputation of tolerance and inclusion. It also can dent Georgia’s economic progress since the recession.
  • Trump to nominate Georgia Rep. Tom Price as health secretary

    11/28/2016 8:11:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 28, 2016 10:50 PM EST | Julie Pace
    President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a leading critic of President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care law, to head the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a person familiar with the decision. If confirmed by the Senate, Price will play a central role in Republican efforts to repeal and replace the current health care law. Trump has pledged to move quickly on overhauling the landmark measure, but has been vague about what he hopes to see in a replacement bill. …
  • Tom Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Trump’s Choice for Health Secretary

    11/28/2016 7:04:58 PM PST · by usafa92 · 90 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/28/2016 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Representative Tom Price, a six-term Republican congressman from Georgia who has led opposition to the Affordable Care Act, to be secretary of health and human services, according to a transition team official. Mr. Price, an orthopedic surgeon, has been a severe critic of the health law, saying it interferes with the ability of patients and doctors to make medical decisions. And he says that events have borne out his warnings. “Premiums have gone up, not down,” Mr. Price said recently. “Many Americans lost the health coverage they were told time and time...
  • Black Friday shoppers fight over reduced towels with one in such a frenzy she falls [tr]

    11/26/2016 3:09:20 PM PST · by kevcol · 25 replies
    Mirror-UK ^ | November 25, 2016 | Marc Walker
    A grabbing frenzy erupts at a superstore with scores of Black Friday shoppers fighting tooth and nail for TOWELS. The mainly female crowd of bargain-hunters whoops, hollers and cries out with excitement over the reduced fabric and other household wares. Most squabbles over Black Friday bargains have tended to be over higher value items, such as TVs and games consoles. Chaos descended at the Walmart in Bainbridge, Georgia, with one getting so over-excited
  • Georgia Man Still Doesn't Know Results of U.S. Presidential Election

    11/21/2016 5:36:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    UPI ^ | Nov. 21, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    A Georgia man who still doesn't know the results of the presidential election said his accidental art project began with a simple party invitation. Joe Chandler, a Brunswick artist, said he found the presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump to be so stressful that he declined an invitation to an election-night party. "I was invited to an election party to stay up into the night with everybody gnawing their nails, hanging on and I thought, oh there has to be a better way," Chandler told WAGA-TV. Chandler went to bed not knowing about Trump's eventual victory...
  • Black Lives Matter funder George Soros helps elect liberal prosecutors with $7M payout

    11/21/2016 4:59:58 AM PST · by detective · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    Republican Matthew McCord was feeling pretty good about the $12,000 he had raised for his campaign for Henry County district attorney when he was blindsided by a September surprise. New York billionaire George Soros dumped $147,000 into Georgia Safety & Justice, an independent-expenditure committee registered on Aug. 26, aimed at defeating Mr. McCord and electing his opponent, Democrat Darius Pattillo. After recovering from the shock, Mr. McCord, a former prosecutor in Clayton and Newton counties, did what he thought was best for himself and the party: He dropped out of the race, allowing Mr. Pattillo to run unopposed.
  • Deputy US marshal, fugitive killed in Georgia shootout

    11/19/2016 3:56:13 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 23 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | November 19, 2016 12:44 pm | AP
    LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) — The hunt for a fugitive accused of shooting at police in South Carolina turned deadly when law officers tracked the suspect to southeast Georgia, where an attempt to arrest him erupted in gunfire. ...snip... The U.S. Marshals Service said Patrick Carothers, deputy commander of the agency’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, died after being shot twice as the officers entered the mobile home. “Pat is a hero,” David Harlow, deputy director of the Marshals Service, said in a statement Friday offering condolences to Carothers’ wife and five children. Carothers had served 26 years with the agency....
  • Georgia lawmaker withdraws bill to restrict burqas

    11/18/2016 7:33:55 AM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 11/17/16 | Ralph Ellis
    (CNN)A Georgia legislator said Thursday he will withdraw a bill that would have banned Muslim women from wearing burqas or veils while driving or when their driver's license photos are taken. State Rep. Jason Spencer, on his official Facebook page, cited "the visceral reaction" created by the proposed legislation as his reason for withdrawing it. "While this bill does not contain language that specifically targets any group, I am mindful of the perception that it has created. My objective was to address radical elements that could pose a threat to public safety," wrote Spencer.
  • After Muslim backlash, lawmaker drops change to no-mask law [GA]

    11/17/2016 9:38:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 17, 2016 6:58 PM EST | Russ Bynum
    Advocates accused a Georgia lawmaker of targeting Muslim women with proposed changes to a 1951 state law passed to unmask the Ku Klux Klan, creating a backlash that prompted the Republican legislator to quickly discard the idea. State Rep. Jason Spencer came under fire from the American Civil Liberties Union and Muslim advocacy groups who called his proposal a veiled attempt to ban Muslim women from wearing scarves and other religious headgear that covers their faces in public — just as the law has prohibited Klan members from wearing masks during rallies and marches on public property. …
  • Justin Ross Harris Ex Issues Defiant Response to Guilty Verdict

    11/15/2016 8:33:42 AM PST · by Cecily · 9 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | November 14, 2016 | Christian Boone
    Justin Ross Harris’ ex-wife issued a blistering response to a Glynn County jury’s decision to convict the Marietta web developer of purposely killing their only child by leaving him in a hot car to die. “For those of you who want to know if I am ok. The answer is no,” said Leanna Taylor, who divorced Harris earlier this year. “I have not been ‘ok’ since the moment I was told my son was dead. I have not been ‘ok’ since the moment my life was put on this path that has led to Ross being found guilty of maliciously...
  • Herschel Walker wants a spot on Donald Trump's staff (patriotic black athlete alert)

    11/15/2016 3:34:08 AM PST · by MountainWalker · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/14/2016 | Graham Watson
    Georgia’s legendary running back Herschel Walker has political ambitions. Walker told TMZ that he’d like to be on the staff of President-elect Donald Trump. Walker and Trump are good friends and Walker thinks he’d fit in as the head of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, a post currently held by Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes. Walker was a three-time consensus All-American at Georgia and won the Heisman Trophy in 1982. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999. “There’s no doubt I’d be willing to help,” Walker said. “I...
  • Justin Ross Harris found Guilty of all Charges

    11/14/2016 1:04:29 PM PST · by Cecily · 18 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | November 14, 2016 | Christian Boone and Bill Rankin
    Justin Ross Harris intended to kill his 22-month-old son Cooper when he left him locked in the back of his SUV for roughly seven hours, a Glynn County jury concluded Monday. Harris was convicted on all eight counts at around 3 p.m. today. The former Home Depot web developer showed no emotion as the verdict was being read.
  • Metro Atlanta to receive mandatory water conservation orders soon

    11/11/2016 4:59:33 PM PST · by ColdOne · 4 replies
    cbs46.com ^ | 11/11/16 | Dante Renzulli
    ATLANTA (CBS46) - Most of metro Atlanta is under a voluntary water conservation order, but that could change soon. The Cobb County Water Department just got an early heads up from the Georgia EPD that they are considering a mandatory ban on outdoor water use for residents of 55 counties. Based on the timing of conversations with the state, senior project manager Kathy Nyguen guesses the official announcement will be made before November 22. Lake Lanier is now more than nine feet below normal. "Right now we're about five months into this drought. We've seen it intensify into the summer,...
  • Mayor Kasim Reed: Donald Trump's Win ’Was Tough'

    11/10/2016 12:56:52 PM PST · by Prov1322 · 14 replies
    WABE "Where ATL Meets NPR" ^ | 11/10/2016 | MOLLY SAMUEL
    Mayor Kasim Reed says he spent some time in the fetal position after Donald Trump won the election. “I think the appropriate joke for me would be, I slept like a baby,” he said. “Sleep, get up cry a little bit, then go back to sleep, sleep get up cry a little bit. So it was tough.” Reed was one of Hillary Clinton's most visible supporters in Georgia. “I was with President Obama in 08. I was with him in 12. And I know what it feels like to go to sleep with your person winning. This time my person...
  • Trump takes Georgia

    11/08/2016 8:36:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    November 8, 2016
    Georgia for Trump
  • Drudge Siren: HILLARY +PA TRUMP +AZ, GA, NCFLORIDA SHOWDOWN MICHIGAN SHOWDOWN [LIVE THREAD]

    11/08/2016 1:05:04 PM PST · by C19fan · 505 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | November 8, 2016 | Matt Drudge
    HILLARY +PA TRUMP +AZ, GA, NC FLORIDA SHOWDOWN MICHIGAN SHOWDOWN
  • Interview Video of Chinese Woman who Repelled 3 Home Invaders in Atlanta

    11/08/2016 5:00:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Just before 4 a.m. on 16 September, 2016, in Gwinnet County, Ga, a courageous Chinese immigrant drove off three home invaders.  It was all captured on surviellance video. The event went viral; not in the United States, but in China.  Chen Fengzu gave this interview to China Central Televison. From China Central Television 1 minute, 42 seconds.  Here are the captions: I didn’t have any choice, so I had to take out the gun I’d hid there. Then I loaded my pistol and walked out of my bedroom. I shot at the Invaders when I saw them. One of...
  • Johnny Isakson, David Perdue reject long-term Supreme Court stonewall

    11/06/2016 4:01:49 PM PST · by Dacula · 32 replies
    Atlanta Urinal and Constipation ^ | 11-6-16 | Tamar Hallerman
    Georgia’s two senators said they will consider Supreme Court nominees based on their individual merits in the new year, effectively rejecting a strategy some Republican colleagues have floated should Hillary Clinton win the presidency on Tuesday.
  • 2,700-acre fire burning in North Georgia

    11/06/2016 5:48:30 AM PST · by barmag25 · 13 replies
    AJC ^ | 11/3/16 | Steve burns
    2,700-acre fire in North Georgia prompted officials to close some key trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest “It’s remote, very rugged, and we are extremely dry,” said Jeff Gardner, a ranger with the U.S. Forest Service who is based in Chatsworth. He said the fire, which is burning north of Ellijay and west of Blue Ridge, started from lightning.
  • Nathan Deal Speaks of ‘Colored People’ in Speech about Amendment 1

    11/03/2016 7:14:33 AM PDT · by Cecily · 37 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | November 3, 2016 | Greg Bluestein
    Gov. Nathan Deal’s campaign for a statewide Opportunity School District took another hit on Wednesday when a television station reported he used the words “colored people” to a Savannah audience during a speech about the proposal. Fox 5 News’ Dale Russell uncovered video of Deal using the racially-charged phrase on Oct. 3 in a speech before the Technical College System of Georgia educators: “The irony of some of the groups who are opposing doing something to help these minority children is beyond my logic,” Deal said in the speech. “If you want to advance the state of colored people, start...
  • Georgia: Trump up seven in new SUSA poll

    11/01/2016 3:50:08 PM PDT · by conservativepoet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/1/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Ordinarily, a poll result favoring Republicans in Georgia wouldn’t make news, but 2016 is hardly an ordinary cycle. A Quinnipiac poll put Hillary Clinton into a tie with Donald Trump in the Peach State last week at 46-all in a two-way race and only down one when including Gary Johnson. That hinted at a potentially yuuuuuuge hole in Trump’s firewall, but a new poll from Survey USA and WXIA puts Trump firmly ahead by seven points:
  • EXCLUSIVE POLL: Trump lead grows in Georgia (T 49, C 42, J 3) SurveyUSA/WXIA-TV

    10/31/2016 9:48:45 AM PDT · by Ravi · 26 replies
    WXIA-TV ^ | 10/31/16 | SUSA
    ATLANTA - With days until election day, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is slated to win Georgia's 16 electoral votes, according to a new SurveyUSA poll conducted for 11Alive. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton trails behind.
  • State of Georgia Demands Pastor Turn Over Sermons

    10/26/2016 12:50:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    ToddStarnes.com ^ | Todd Starnes
    A lay minister who is suing the Georgia Department of Public Health for religious discrimination has been directed by the state’s attorney general to relinquish his sermons to the government, according to federal court documents. “Please produce a copy of your sermon notes and/or transcripts,” Attorney General Samuel Olens wrote to attorneys representing Dr. Eric Walsh. .....Walsh said he will not comply with the request. “No government has the right to require a pastor to turn over his sermons,” Walsh said. “I cannot and will not give up my sermons unless I am forced to do so.” Walsh, a Seventh-day...
  • Vanity... Extremely good early voting report from Georgia

    10/24/2016 2:05:18 PM PDT · by Conserv · 48 replies
    Early voting report from Warner Robins, Georgia(Houston County). Called the middle Georgia area and home to Robins Air Force Base. I vote at the old mall, which is now just medical offices and a place for people to walk. I took a friend to rehab at 2pm and couldn't believe what I saw. Today is the first day of early voting in GA and cars were everywhere. We had to park at the other end of the mall. Was told the wait to vote was 2 HOURS!!! Houston County is STRONGLY REPUBLICAN. In 2014 Georgia Senate election, results from Houston...
  • Emory looking to establish regular POC-only social events

    10/21/2016 7:40:31 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 24 replies
    Campus Reform via Drudge ^ | 10/20/16 | Anthony Gockowski
    Emory University’s Campus Life Department will soon host what it hopes will become a regular social hour, but invitations will only be extended to students and staff “of color.” DeLa Sweeney, Emory’s interim director for Multicultural Programs, sent an email to staff at the school’s Campus Life Department, inviting them to attend an upcoming social “for students, alumni, faculty, and Emory Campus Life staff of color” only. “This event is intended to serve as an opportunity for people of color at Emory to connect with one another and strengthen relationships within and across various communities, identities, and positions in the...
  • Paulding voting early in same numbers as state's second-largest county

    10/21/2016 5:18:50 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    mdjonline.com ^ | 18 Oct 2016 | Tom Spigolon
    More than 3,100 Paulding Countians have used their opportunity to vote early in this year's presidential election. A total of 1,575 Paulding voters cast ballots Tuesday at the county's sole early voting location at the Watson Government Building in Dallas. That total almost matched Monday's total of 1,574 voters, said election supervisor Deidre Holden. Monday's voter numbers also nearly matched the turnout in the state’s second-largest county, Gwinnett, in the number who cast ballots on the first day of the three-week early voting period before the Nov. 8 election. Gwinnett County's first-day count was 1,580 voters, said county spokesperson Joe...
  • US state of Georgia prepares to execute cop killer

    10/19/2016 1:53:55 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 21 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 19 October 2016 | By Afp
    The southern US state of Georgia was preparing Wednesday to execute a man convicted of killing a police officer, after the state parole board denied a request for clemency. Gregory Lawler, 63, was set to die by lethal injection at 7 pm (2300 GMT) at a prison in Jackson, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) outside Atlanta, prison authorities said. According to court documents, Lawler during a domestic dispute in 1997 opened fire with an AR-15 rifle on two officers at his home, killing one and seriously wounding the other.
  • DNC apologizes after campaign bus dumps raw sewage

    10/19/2016 3:41:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2016 5:38 AM EDT
    The Democratic National Committee has apologized after one of its campaign buses was spotted dumping raw sewage along a road outside Atlanta. News outlets report a Lawrenceville auto shop employee alerted police Tuesday morning after witnessing the sewage getting dumped into a storm drain. The bus, which bears the slogan “Forward Together” and features the likenesses of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine, was in town for an early voting event. …
  • Police: DNC bus seen dumping sewage near storm drain

    10/18/2016 4:42:41 PM PDT · by pissant · 75 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | 10.18.16 | Travis Mauer
    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Police in Lawrenceville have released photos investigators say show a bus chartered by the Democratic National Committee dumping human waste into a storm drain. It happened around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at 455 Grayson Highway, near where people were waiting in line for early voting in Gwinnett County. According to a police report obtained by FOX 5 News, witnesses at the nearby O'Reilly Auto Parts saw the bus pulled up near a storm drain, someone got out, and opened the sewage drain. The report goes on to state that a large amount of "drying toilet paper" and a...
  • DNC bus dumps raw sewage in Gwinnett County, calls it 'honest mistake' (Clinton Tour Bus)

    10/18/2016 4:15:11 PM PDT · by GilGil · 50 replies
    WSB-TV 2 ^ | 10/18/2016 | Tony Thomas
    WINNETT COUNTY, Ga - Authorities are investigating whether a Democratic Party campaign bus illegally dumped raw sewage in Gwinnett County Tuesday morning. According to the police report, authorities were called to the O’Reilly Auto Parts on Grayson Highway after reports that an RV was dumping its sewage into a storm drain. A store employee told police that he watched an RV affiliated with the Democratic National Committee stop in the turn lane of Grayson Highway in front of the store. The employee says he watched someone get out of the RV and open the sewage drain. Raw sewage then spilled...
  • Hillary Bus Caught Illegally Dumping Poop in Street

    10/18/2016 4:02:41 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 59 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/18/2016 | WND Staff
    It looks like properly disposing of No. 2 is not Hillary Clinton’s No. 1 priority. A Clinton campaign “Forward Together” bus has been caught dumping foul-smelling human waste into the street and down a storm drain in Lawrenceville, Georgia, according to several reports. “Police say when they arrived on the scene, toilet paper was scattered everywhere and there was a foul smell,” reported Atlanta’s WGCL-TV 46.
  • Clinton Campaign Bus Dumps Human Waste on Small-Town Georgia Road

    10/18/2016 3:17:47 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 51 replies
    The Democratic National Committee is in deep “doo doo” after an unfortunate pit stop Tuesday morning in Lawrenceville, Georgia. A DNC bus emblazoned with Hillary Clinton insignia spewed raw sewage and human feces all over the road after the bus inexplicably stopped in front of an auto parts store and literally let it rip. A hazmat team soon declared the scene a biohazard.
  • Preacher's stepdaughter handing out church literature killed in hit-and-run

    10/11/2016 4:40:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/11/16
    A Georgia preacher’s teenage stepdaughter who was handing out literature from her church was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver who was under the influence of prescription drugs, authorities said. Sixteen-year-old Caelyn Olds was walking with a woman on Saturday in Fayetteville when a pickup truck struck them without stopping, local news organization reported.
  • House Bill Protects Members of 17 Failed Obamacare CO-OPs from Uninsured Penalty

    10/09/2016 12:18:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 7, 2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    The House of Representatives has passed a bill to protect more than 800,000 former members of 17 failed Obamacare CO-OPs from having to pay a penalty for being uninsured when they file their 2016 tax returns. The CO-OP Consumer Protection Act (H.R.954), which passed last week on a 258-165 vote, would “amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt from the individual mandate certain individuals who had coverage under a terminated qualified health plan funded by the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program.” Some of the failed non-profit CO-OPs - which American Action Forum president Douglas Holtz-Eakin called...
  • 'Hell is about to burst forth onto our earth': People panic after dozens of Waffle Houses shut [tr]

    10/08/2016 2:36:24 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 7 October 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Hurricane Matthew has been called a 'once-in-a-lifetime' storm in which evacuation is a matter of 'life or death'. But it was only when Waffle House announced it was closing 25 locations that many Americans decided the storm must be really bad. The beloved 24-hour restaurant chain is famous for staying open during natural disasters, so much so that even a 'Waffle House Index' was created. FEMA unofficially uses the index, color-coded much like country's terrorism threat advisory scale, to gauge how severely a place was hit by a natural disaster.
  • MAJOR HURRICANE MATTHEW BRIEFING- SITUATIION OVERVIEW

    US National Weather Service Jacksonville Weather.gov/JAX@NWSJacksonville The storm poses an imminent threat of tropical storm and/or hurricane conditions to SOME PORTION of the Warning area. Heed the advice of Local officials. Be careful about rumors, erroneous social media posts and unwarranted speculation. Major Hurricane Matthew Briefing Situation Overview ...THIS IS NOW A WORST CASE STORM SURGE SCENARIO... Catastrophic Damage is Anticipated for Coastal Areas. Major Hurricane Matthew is still expected to move DANGEROUSLY CLOSE the Florida First Coast and Southeast Georgia Coast Friday through Friday night into Saturday with catastrophic impacts expected along and near the coast. A major hurricane...
  • Hurricane Matthew Live Thread II

    10/06/2016 4:10:09 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 1,516 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | October 6 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    Hurricane Matthew is big, bad and just downright scary, with iminent and sustained impacts to U.S. mainland. Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a state of emergency for all of Florida and disaster operations are activated. More than 1.5 million Floridians reside in current evacuation zones. Governor Scott has spoken with utilities across the state to ensure utilities are pre-positioned and there are no unmet needs. Multiple coastal hospitals have been evacuated. Meanwhile, feckless President Barack Hussein Obama is personally monitoring the progress of the storm. Cone of Death Historic Archive LoopMash image to find lots of satellite imagery linksPublic AdvisoriesNHC...
  • Intensity update: Headed back to Category 4?

    10/06/2016 3:53:10 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    .wunderground.com ^ | Oct 6, 2016
    Officially, Matthew’s top sustained winds were at 115 mph as of the 11 pm EDT advisory from the National Hurricane Center. This makes Matthew a low-end Category 3 storm. Matthew’s efforts to reorganize and reintensify on Wednesday afternoon and evening were been a mixed bag. Hurricane Hunters found Matthew’s eyewall partially open at times, and the top surface winds had yet to rebound significantly. On the other hand, the convective core of showers and thunderstorms surrounding Matthew’s center has intensified and expanded, and Matthew’s central pressure began dropping late Wednesday night, a sign that the enhanced convection may be helping...
  • New Reuters Polling: TRUMP Up 7 in Iowa, 2 in Colorado, 13 in Georgia

    10/05/2016 6:31:29 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 123 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 5, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Republican Donald Trump is now leading Hillary Clinton by 7 points in Iowa and 2 points in Colorado – two formerly blue states. Trump is also up 13 points in Georgia. Trump leads unpopular Hillary Clinton by 2 points in the Reuters national poll.
  • Reuters State Polls (Trump UP in AZ, CO, IA AND GA!)

    10/05/2016 4:30:15 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 53 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10/05/2016 | Donald Trump Twitter
    TRUMP UP! ENJOY!!!
  • Hurricane Matthew

    10/01/2016 7:00:34 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 760 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 1 October 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    Hurricane Matthew is big, bad and just downright scary, and we await the long anticipated sharp turn northward. Jamaica is completing final storm preparations. All interests in the Eastern U.S. and Bahamas should be carefully watching the track of Mighty Matthew. Ripped straight from the NHC Discussion page: Matthew remains south of a low-to mid-level ridge over the western Atlantic. The dynamical models forecast this ridge to weaken over the next 72 hours as a mid- to upper-level trough develops over the Gulf of Mexico. This evolution should cause Matthew to turn northwestward after 24 hours and northward by 48-72...
  • This was the Worst Imaginable Death for a Child.' Justin Ross Harris left his 22-month-old Son ....

    10/03/2016 3:34:31 PM PDT · by Cecily · 30 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 3, 2016 | Robin Rayne Nelson
    Justin Ross Harris simply forgot his son was in the car. That's what defense attorney Maddox Kilgore hopes jurors will believe as they weigh the evidence in the first-degree murder case against Harris, with trial proceedings that begin today in the coastal Georgia town of Brunswick. Harris, 35, is on trial for the first-degree murder of his son, who died from hyperthermia while locked inside the family SUV in June 2014 in Marietta, Georgia. The high profile case looked like a tragic accident. But investigators subsequently said they found Harris had researched child deaths inside vehicles before his son perished....
  • Hurricane MATTHEW [Chart Moving Westward]

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