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  • Citing Stigma, The University Of Minnesota Removes Race Descriptions In Crime Alerts

    02/25/2015 4:16:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 67 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Feb. 25, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Facing backlash for allegedly stigmatizing minorities — particularly black men — the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities announced on Tuesday that it will no longer include racial descriptors in crime alerts issued to students and faculty. “This change supports our public safety goals while recognizing the harm that the use of race in crime alerts causes for some members of our community,” the university, which has nearly 50,000 students and is located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, said in a statement. “Moving forward, the University will use descriptions only when there is sufficient detail that would reasonably help identify specific...
  • Bill Clinton gets roaring round of applause at 2015 NBA All-Star game (Cozies w/Couric)

    02/16/2015 6:03:41 AM PST · by maggief · 39 replies
    nj.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Eliot Shorr-Parks
    EXCERPT With the anthem not even halfway through, fans at Madison Square Garden erupted on Sunday night when Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, was shown on the jumbotron.
  • Liam Neeson on Charlie Hebdo, gun control in US

    01/13/2015 7:44:39 AM PST · by rktman · 71 replies
    gulfnews.com ^ | 1/12/2015 | Marwa Hamad,
    “There’s too many [expletive] guns out there,” he continued. “Especially in America. I think the population is like, 320 million? There’s over 300 million guns. Privately owned, in America. I think it’s a [expletive] disgrace. Every week now we’re picking up a newspaper and seeing, ‘Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.’”
  • Got your ‘rape joke card’ handy? Two feminists explain when ‘rape jokes can be funny’ (BARF)

    01/12/2015 7:59:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    twitchy ^ | January 12, 2015 | twithy staff
    In case you missed it, during last night’s opening bit, Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the opportunity to make a few funnies about the rape allegations against Bill Cosby: VIDEO ON LINK Lena Dunham, for one, thought it was hilarious: TWITTER IMAGE ON LINK
  • Women [sic] doesn't know where the gas door is on her car. ("What a retard she is")

    01/01/2015 4:26:19 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 108 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Published on Dec 30, 2014 | arom morm
    Women doesn't know where the gas door is on her car.
  • Still the Last Best Hope

    01/01/2015 8:13:03 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/1/2015 | Bruce Walker
    America remains, in spite of the left, the Last Best Hope of Man. As the New Year starts and the 2016 presidential race begins in earnest, that is a vital truth to grasp. Happy optimism, not grouchy despair, ought to inspire conservatism today. Yes, the national debt is huge and growing; entitlements and debt service will soon swallow each tax dollar. Yes, Obama has tried as hard as he can to undo the American Dream and will try in 2015 to fight us with unconstitutional rule by executive fiat. Yes, the educational and informational establishment is firmly in the hand...
  • Discomfort is necessary to bring change, protesters say

    01/01/2015 6:17:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/01/15 | Evan Allen
    Brenden LaRosa showed up to protest during First Night festivities with a message: Americans must talk to each other about race and policing, no matter how hard — or how unpopular — the conversation is. “We almost want people to feel uncomfortable. Then you’re forced to answer this question, and you’re forced to question the way you feel about it,” said the 19-year-old from Everett, who joined other demonstrators Wednesday evening in Copley Square. He estimated that he has been to five protests against the recent grand jury decisions not to indict white officers who killed unarmed black men in...
  • Here Are 10 Outrageous 'Zero Tolerance' Follies of 2014

    12/29/2014 3:26:37 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Reason ^ | 12-29-14 | Lenore Skenazy
    Are your children safe at school? That depends on if you're worried about bullies or administrators. Here are 10 of the most infamous "zero tolerance" punishments handed down to kids—and even some adults—this year. 1. Student, 13, shares lunch, gets detention A 13-year-old boy at Weaverville Elementary School in California shared his school lunch (a chicken burrito) with a hungry friend. For this, he got detention. Superintendent Tom Barnett explained, "Because of safety and liability we cannot allow students to actually exchange meals.” 2. Sunscreen not allowed on field trip—kids might drink it
  • Azealia Banks goes on Twitter rant, calling for $100 trillion in reparations

    12/26/2014 7:28:46 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 87 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 12/26/14 | BY MOLLY FRIEDMAN
    Azealia Banks goes on Twitter rant, calling for $100 trillion in reparations The hip hop star says African Americans are owed 'major bucks' by JP Morgan, Chase and American families. She incites violence against descendants of the DeWolf family: 'They should all have their houses burned and their finances seized.' Azealia Banks says major corporations made bank off slave labor. And now she wants them to pay it back. The hip hop star published a series of accusatory tweets on Friday, arguing that major corporations owe African Americans “major bucks” - up to $100 trillion - after profiting from slavery...
  • EPA: Get Merry With a Smoke-Free Fire This Christmas

    12/24/2014 5:36:36 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..." But WAIT! Stop the music -- What is the moisture content of those logs? Before burning the logs, did you knock them together to see if they sounded hollow? You really should go dashing through the snow to your local hardware store in search of a "moisture meter," the perfect gift for that environmentally paranoid person on your Christmas list. Those people are so hard to please, aren't they? And be sure to check your local air quality forecast on airnow.gov before lighting a fire. Alas, the Environmental Protection Agency recognizes that,...
  • SHOCK VIDEO>>> #Ferguson Protesters Chant “Pigs in a Blanket” After Two NYC Police Officers Executed

    12/21/2014 11:25:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 21, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Ferguson protesters were back out on the street Saturday night in St. Louis. One protester wore a skeleton mask. Another protest leader, Bassem Masri, wore a Palestinian keffiyah scarf. The protesters chanted “Pigs in a blanket” after two NYC police officers were shot execution style in Brooklyn Saturday afternoon. (Warning on language)(VIDEO-AT-LINK)One Ferguson protest leader Bassem Masri, who was leading the chants in the above video, posted this tweet after the shootings. Bassem Masri @bassem_masri The police have no1 2blame but themselves4the cops getting murdered inNY #Ferguson 11:54 PM - 20 Dec 2014 25 Retweets 39 favorites Bassem Masri was...
  • Father accidentally slices off his 18-month-old daughter's foot with a lawnmower

    12/18/2014 4:26:09 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/18/2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    A toddler's father has accidentally sliced off one of her feet with a lawnmower. Eighteen-month-old Roseanne Mendez was playing in her family's garden in North Fresno, California on December 7 as her father, Reyes Mendez, trimmed the edges of the grass. The youngster was climbing on a swing set with her siblings and she came off the slide, the lawnmower cut off her foot, KMPH reported. Mr Mendez ran to a nearby house and frantically asked neighbor Lisa Bertelsen to call 911. snip McQuay personally delivered the money to the family in San Francisco on Sunday, and although the parents...
  • Student display about racial injustice approved in Maine

    12/13/2014 8:23:35 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/11/2014 | unknown
    A Maine school superintendent is allowing students to display a poster protesting grand jury decisions not to indict two white police officers who killed unarmed black men.
  • A Global Tax? UN Debates Requiring Members to Report ‘GHG’ Emissions

    12/12/2014 9:46:31 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/11/2014 | Cathie Adams
    Will the United Nations wield its unproven claim that greenhouse gas emissions cause climate change to require each of its 193 member nations to measure and report GHG emissions — a prerequisite for a global carbon tax? Does it really matter whether next year’s meeting in Paris produces a treaty, or a “soft law” document, or both? Todd Stern, head of the American delegation at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Lima, Peru, said the U.S. is “perfectly happy to have an assessment process.” He said this would produce “clear and understandable” Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)...
  • How a Greenpeace stunt in Peru drives home the global climate divide

    12/11/2014 6:40:06 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-10-2014 | Nick Miroff
    When the stunt-planners at Greenpeace sent teams of activists to trespass this week at Peru's Nazca archeological site, they must have thought their bumper-sticker messaging would look good on a Facebook page next to the 2,000-year-old geodesic drawings. After all, the group is known for stringing banners from bridges and skyscrapers to draw attention to its environmental campaigns, and with U.N. climate talks taking place in Lima this week, the activists clearly wanted to make an impact. And so they have. The impact of their footprints on the fragile desert site, in fact, will last "hundreds or thousands of years,"...
  • Denver student protesters cheered when car struck officer, union official says

    12/05/2014 5:52:05 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 17 replies
    Fox News online ^ | 12/05/14 | aggregate
    Denver high school students protesting recent civilian deaths involving police chanted "Hit him again!" after a car struck four bicycle officers - injuring one critically - Wednesday night, the city's police union charged. Officer John Adsit underwent six hours of surgery Thursday for injuries sustained in the accident and was in critical, but stable condition. But the reaction of young students, reported by the Denver Post, left residents stunned and members of the Denver Police Protection Association angry. Students were heard chanting and cheering after the officers were hit. Teachers looked on and did not intervene while the students chanted,...
  • ‘Terrified’ Young Christmas Carolers ‘Burst Into Tears’ as Michael Brown Protesters Surround Them

    11/29/2014 9:40:31 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 103 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 29, 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    Among the feats many Michael Brown protesters pulled off as they stormed Seattle’s Westlake Mall on Black Friday was targeting a children’s choir set to sing Christmas carols, KING-TV reported as part of a video segment. A journalist with KING, Mark Wright, wrote this on his Facebook page: Some of you may know that tonight’s tree lighting at Westlake Center was cut short by protesters. I feel really bad for a group of children from the 5th Avenue Theater. They came tonight, excited to sing. When the protesters overtook the balcony, the children were absolutely terrified. I helped usher them...
  • NYC Ferguson protesters arrested en route to Thanksgiving Day Parade

    11/28/2014 4:08:57 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 9 replies
    nypost.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | By Georgett Roberts, Natalie Musumeci, Kenneth Garger and Josh Saul
    NYC Ferguson protesters arrested en route to Thanksgiving Day Parade By Georgett Roberts, Natalie Musumeci, Kenneth Garger and Josh Saul Don’t mess with Snoopy! A mass of angry anarchists marched on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Midtown Thursday, pushing back at police and barricades as they made their way toward the procession. Emboldened days after cops left them free to clog major Manhattan roadways, the throng pushed against police keeping them from the parade route a half-block away along Sixth Avenue. Seven were arrested as they knocked down metal barricades. Glass rained on the ruckus as a window was...
  • Berkeley prepares new cell phone radiation safety law

    11/26/2014 3:25:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 26, 2014 | By Emilie Raguso
    The city of Berkeley is considering whether to require local retailers to give out radiation-related safety sheets to cell phone customers who make a purchase. Customers could be advised not to hold or carry the phone near the body while using the device, and directed to consult the manual to learn the “recommended separation distance” between the phone and one’s body.
  • President Ready to Use Executive Action for Amnesty [satire]

    11/08/2014 5:52:12 PM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    Though he did leave open the option of signing an amnesty bill passed by Congress, President Obama vowed to “go it alone if they don’t give me what I want.” New York politicians Senator Charles Schmer (D) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) endorsed using a Presidential Executive Order to accomplish immigration reform. “Even if a GOP controlled Congress were to pass an immigration reform bill it is bound to be cluttered with unessential, un-American add-ons like enhanced border security, deportation of criminals and the like,” Schumer warned. “These types of restrictions tarnish America as a beacon...
  • Man beaten at Ferguson protest strategy meeting

    11/07/2014 1:49:57 PM PST · by tje · 68 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 11/07/2014 | Paul Hampel
    ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Some Ferguson protest strategists turned on one of their own Thursday night, allegedly beating a man they accused of sending out unauthorized video of a meeting at Greater St. Mark Missionary Church in unincorporated north St. Louis County. County police confirmed that they are investigating. The victim, identified as Chris Schaefer, an University of Missouri-St. Louis student, was chased from the church, at 9950 Glen Owen Drive, and beaten outside. He was treated for his injuries at a hospital. Patricia Bynes, a stalwart of the protest movement who attended the meeting, blamed members of the protest...
  • Police: 2 anti-violence organizers beat ex-roomie in Washington (PA)

    10/30/2014 12:55:02 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 21 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | October 30, 2014 | uncredited
    Two “Stop the Violence” organizers in Washington County allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition. Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, both 30, accused their former roommate of stealing their property, and allegedly punched and kicked him in the street until he had seizures. Arrested moments later, Ardeno was still wearing the same “Stop the Violence” T-shirt she had on the night before when she coordinated a march protesting two recent shootings, Washington Police Chief Chris Luppino said. The victim, Joshua Magraff, also is a community organizer with the...
  • Canada is fed-up with US delay of Keystone, now planning alternative pipeline

    10/12/2014 7:56:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/12/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    President Obama and the Democratic Party have responded to deep-pocketed greenies, like coal billionaire Tom Steyer, by endlessly delaying the Keystone XL Pipeline, a project that enjoys wide public support, including that of labor unions in the private sector. The cost of that delay has included alienation of our friend and neighbor Canada, for whom finding markets for the vast tar sands energy reserves of Alberta is a key national priority. It may be hard for Americans to realize how deeply dismayed Canadians are over our failure to proceed on a mutually beneficial project like Keystone. Poisonous seeds have been...
  • State of New Jersey Issues Mandatory Quarantine Order for Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Crew

    10/11/2014 7:33:43 AM PDT · by Hoboken · 45 replies
    planet princeton ^ | Krystal Knapp
    The New Jersey Health Department has issued a mandatory quarantine order for Dr. Nancy Snyderman and the other members of an NBC crew who were exposed to a cameraman with Ebola. The mandatory order was issued after a voluntary 21-day isolation agreement was violated. A spokeswoman for the state health department told the The Associated Press that Snyderman and her crew remains symptom-free and that there is no reason for concern of exposure to the deadly virus to the community. Citing privacy concerns, the spokeswoman would not give further details, including who violated the agreement and how the state learned...
  • Harvard Students Claim America Is A Bigger Threat Than ISIS (video)

    10/08/2014 2:46:17 PM PDT · by Signalman · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/7/2014 | Campus Reform
    Here's what happens to your mind when you attend an Institution of Lower Living.
  • #DisruptSpeciesism - Kelly (EXTREME barf alert - animal activist confronts people in restaurant)

    10/07/2014 12:22:35 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 32 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/1/14 | Direct Action Everywhere
    Kelly delivers a heartfelt speakout about her little girl, Snow.
  • PA's top judge says colleagues snared in porn scandal will 'have to pay the piper'

    09/30/2014 7:34:16 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    philly.com ^ | 9-30-14 | Chris Brennan
    RON CASTILLE, the chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, says any judges snared in the pornographic-email scandal unfolding in Harrisburg at the state Attorney General's Office will "have to pay the piper." Castille, speaking yesterday on a conference call with reporters, said he has asked Attorney General Kathleen Kane - in a letter Thursday followed by a telephone call - for the names of any judges who sent or received the hard-core pornography. Castille also wants copies of the emails. "I want to make sure that, if they are involved, they have to pay the piper," Castille said. "It's...
  • The de-evolution of climate activism (video)

    09/27/2014 2:28:17 PM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    WUWT ^ | 26 Sept. 2014 | Anthony Watts
    National Review’s Katherine Timpf interviews protestors at the Flood Wall Street climate march. Some segments are just unbearable to watch. The video pretty much tells you all you need to know.
  • Google Pulls Funding from Conservative Group for Stance on Global Warming

    09/23/2014 9:49:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/23/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    While on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt explained that Google had pulled funding from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) -- a conservative group -- because of their stance on global warming.
  • America — poised for collapse

    09/23/2014 5:59:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/23/2014 | Mychal Massie
    America stands on the very brink of collapse, and I believe the indications are such that if she doesn’t collapse in my lifetime, she will in my son’s. If that scares you, it should. America is in trouble such as she has never experienced in her history, and it is trouble of our own making. I could lie to you and subscribe to falsities such as if we get rid of Obama and replace him with a “you fill in the blank” or if the Republicans gain the majority in the Senate or if blah-blah-blah. But assuming all of those...
  • Activists plan to shut down NY stock exchange [Ruining Business on Monday]

    09/22/2014 9:32:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    CNN MONEY ^ | 9/22/14
    Hundreds of environmentalists plan to "shut down" the New York Stock Exchange Monday to protest the relationship between global warming and Big Business. Scores of protesters marched towards the exchange in lower Manhattan bringing traffic to a standstill by midday Monday for an event dubbed #FloodWallStreet. They planned to march a few blocks north to Wall Street and stage a "sit-in" until forced to leave.
  • If Climate Change Deniers Are 'Bonkers', What Does that Make Emma 'Mother of Gaia' Thompson?

    09/22/2014 8:41:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | James Delingpole
    Actress Emma Thompson, arguably best known for her Best Actress Oscar in Howards End and for her courage in naming her daughter Gaia, has declared that anyone who doesn't believe in climate change is "bonkers".
  • Iowa poll: Huckabee tops GOP field… by a lot

    09/13/2014 11:31:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/13/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    More evidence surfaced on Friday which proves conclusively that the 2016 presidential race is not upon us. At the very least, the “invisible primary” remains perfectly invisible for now. On Friday, a CNN/ORC poll was released which misled its readers into thinking that the presidential race is on in the Hawkeye State. That survey revealed that the campaign is a rather predictable one on the Democratic side. The state which rejected Clinton in 2008 is now prepared to embrace her. At least, 53 percent of Iowa Democrats are prepared to make that leap. Another 15 percent of Democrats back...
  • Gallup: Twice as many Americans show 'strong disapproval' of Obama than 'strong approval

    08/29/2014 8:01:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/29/2014 | Rick Moran
    The intensity of disapproval of the president has been climbing steadily for 5 years to where now, more than twice as many Americans say they "strongly disapprove" of him than "strongly approve." Gallup: Americans are more than twice as likely to say they "strongly disapprove" (39%) of President Barack Obama's job performance as they are to say they "strongly approve" (17%). The percentage of Americans who strongly disapprove of Obama has increased over time, while the percentage who strongly approve has dropped by almost half.
  • Poll: Majority of 18-24 Year Olds Believe Every Kid Should Get a Trophy

    08/24/2014 9:14:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/24/2014 | Tony Lee
    A new national poll has found that a majority (51%) of Americans aged 18-24 feel that everyone who participates in a sport should get a trophy.
  • Think-Tank Tweet Tells Amnesty to ‘Suck It’ Over Ferguson Dig

    08/19/2014 7:56:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 8/19/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    I have to say, think tanks in D.C. usually don’t get this exciting. But the centrist Center for Strategic and International Studies mixed it up on Twitter last night with Amnesty International — then apologized for the incident. It started when Amnesty plunged into the Ferguson debate on Monday, announcing that it sent a 13-person “human rights delegation,” to the Missouri town, “which included observers who monitored police and protester activity and sought meetings with officials. Other members of the delegation trained local activists in methods of non-violent protest.”
  • Redskins Run Onto Field Before Game with Hands Up for Michael Brown

    08/19/2014 7:06:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 149 replies
    washington.cbslocal.com ^ | 8/19/2014 | unknown
    From nearly 1,000 miles away, several Redskins players used the Monday Night Football stage to draw attention to the situation that has been unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri by running onto FedExField with their hands up in the air.
  • McClellan: Memo to the world — we're fine [St. Louis Columnist Offers Perspective]

    08/15/2014 2:48:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Stltoday.com ^ | 8/15/14 | Bill McClellan
    Memo from St. Louis to the rest of the world: We’re fine. Really. So far, anyway. We are not in great spirits. We are saddened by the death of Michael Brown. He was shot to death by a police officer Saturday. As of yet we know almost nothing of the circumstances of that shooting. For that matter, we know little about Michael Brown except that he graduated from high school and planned to go to Vatterott College. That is not the profile of a dead-end kid. He had ambition. He had plans. His death was a tragedy, very possibly a...
  • ANONYMOUS Calls for National Day of Rage – Nationwide Protests on Thursday 8-14

    08/14/2014 11:13:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/14/14 | Jim Hoft
    Video says: “The media will have you believe that these protesters are looters and criminals. This is certainly not the case.”Tell that to the owners of the local QuikTrip.
  • Topless Texas protesters troll gun activists

    07/31/2014 2:37:49 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 77 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 07/30/2014 | Joshua Fechter
    AUSTIN — Topless women trolled open carry activists in an Austin protest, vowing to keep their shirts off as long as gun rights supporters touted firearms.Come and Take It Texas posted a video Sunday of two women baring their breasts in an attempt to counter the gun group's demonstration on Saturday, calling them "skanky topless libtards." The women carried signs that read, "You realize that everyone thinks you're overcompensating for your teeny tiny 'gun' right?" and "Boobs for peace."According to Raw Story, open carry advocate Tom Jefferson said the women harassed gun advocates: "They followed us into a small coffee...
  • Miami Beach considers whether to take Arthur Godfrey’s name off road

    07/31/2014 7:25:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/31/14 | MELHOR M. LEONOR
    ... In the 1950s and 60s, Arthur Godfrey exhorted the nation over the airwaves to come to Miami Beach and, in thanks, the city co-named 41st Street as Arthur Godfrey Road.... More than half a century later, the Miami Beach Commission is entertaining a proposal to remove his name from the street. The commissioner calling for the change says he is not relevant anymore; others allege he was anti-Semitic and his name should not grace one of the defining thoroughfares of the city.
  • Mark Kirk: ‘Hell of a wrongful death suit’

    07/18/2014 9:47:56 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/18/14 | Kendall Breitman
    Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is calling for a wrongful death lawsuit against Russian assets on Friday after a commercial airline crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border. “I want to hear [during President Barack Obama’s speech today] that the Department of Justice will bring one hell of a wrongful death suit against Russian assets that are located in the United States to make sure there’s a significant cost paid by Russia for this action of shooting down an international airliner with a weapon system that is directly related to the Russian armed forces,” Kirk said on CNN.
  • Ridiculous EPA rules make wildfires more dangerous

    07/18/2014 7:40:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker ^ | 7/18/2014 | Lee DeCovnick
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards are to blame for a freeze in a Pentagon program that provides military equipment to fire departments for fighting wildfires, according to a group of bipartisan senators.
  • CBS Touts Archie Taking Bullet For Gay Friend; Inadvertently Reveals Publisher's

    07/17/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/16/2014 | Matthew Balan
    Anthony Mason spotlighted the death of comic book character Archie Andrews on Wednesday's CBS Evening News, and pointed out that "it all ends...when an adult Archie takes a bullet aimed by a stalker at a gay friend." Mason turned to the comics' publisher, Jon Goldwater, and wondered if he was "trying to make a political statement with this comic book" [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]. Goldwater denied that he was doing so, even though he underlined that "gun violence is too prevalent in this country, and we should do everything we can to prevent it." However, just...
  • Federal Judge Forbids Use of ‘Redskins’ in Court Documents

    07/15/2014 4:57:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 14 | Theresa Vargas
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office isn’t the only federal authority that has taken a stance against the name of the Washington Redskins. A federal judge in Maryland issued a ruling last week that purposely did not contain the team’s name, which has been described as an offensive slur against Native Americans. U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte, who is presiding over a lawsuit that former New York Giants linebacker Barrett Green brought against the Redskins, issued a 21-page ruling with this footnote on the first page: “Pro Football’s team is popularly known as the Washington ‘Redskins,’ but the Court...
  • Al Gore: climate change is the 'biggest crisis our civilisation faces'

    07/14/2014 6:43:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 7/7/2014 | unknown
    Climate change is "the biggest crisis our civilisation faces", says former US Vice President Al Gore. Mr Gore sat down with the BBC's Jon Donnison in Australia, where his organisation, The Climate Reality Project, was holding training sessions to educate future leaders in the fight against climate change.
  • Straggling bull gores Pamplona survival guide author

    07/10/2014 7:44:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    au.news.yahoo.com ^ | 7/9/2014 | unknown
    A huge fighting bull gored the American author of a survival guide for Spain's famed Pamplona bull-running festival on Wednesday when it turned its horns on him and other panicked daredevils. The 600-kilogramme (1,320-pound) bull named Brevito lagged behind the pack just before entering the city's bull ring at the end of a rain-slicked bull run in the annual San Fermin festival. The straggling animal skewered 32-year-old Chicago-based journalist and author Bill Hillman in the right thigh and a 35-year-old Spanish man in the chest before being guided to the end of the bull-run.
  • Reality, Relativity and the Dire Consequences of the Border Debate

    06/29/2014 6:49:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 6/29/2014 | Charlie Daniels
    ......Which brings us right back to where we started: what do we do about the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children coming across our borders, and even more importantly, what are we going to do about the hundreds of thousands more who will be coming across in the months to come? The liberal mindset that we should take them all in, feed and clothe them, educate them and assimilate them into society is compassionate and well meaning, but as most idealistic remedies, is long on compassion and short on practicality and answers.
  • Hagerstown man gets one year in jail for road-rage threat

    06/13/2014 8:10:07 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | June 12, 2014 | The Hagerstown Herald-Mail
    A Hagerstown man who was driving a car when his front-seat passenger pointed a shotgun at a tractor-trailer driver during a road-rage incident last year on Interstate 81 was sentenced on Thursday to one year in the Washington County Detention Center. Washington County Circuit Court Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. sentenced Vincent Saunders, 22, of West Washington Street to serve five years in prison with all but one year suspended. Long ruled that Saunders would serve the one-year sentence at the county jail and granted him work-release privileges within the state. "This is at least the third case I've had...
  • Surprise! Obama Administration Outs Kabul CIA Chief During Obama’s Afghanistan Visit

    05/26/2014 5:03:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/26/2014 | Eric Owens
    An unidentified Obama administration official exposed the name of the highest-ranking CIA officer in Kabul on Saturday by accidentally placing it on a list of names provided to a bunch of media outlets. The list contained the names of several senior U.S. officials who took part in a military briefing during President Barack Obama’s surprise Memorial Day visit to Afghanistan to glad-hand with the troops, reports The Washington Post.