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  • The New Vikings Stadium Is a Broken Window Metaphor Come to Life

    07/26/2016 2:15:46 PM PDT · by Sopater · 39 replies
    Reason ^ | 7/26/16 | Eric Boehm
    Friday's grand opening of U.S. Bank Stadium, the $1.1 billion new home of the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings, was marred by a bit of vandalism. The façade of the new stadium was damaged last week when a vandal tossed a rock through one of the hundreds of glass panels that cover every inch of the stadium's exterior. The result: a hole big enough for a small human to crawl through, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The 10-foot-by-five-foot exterior glass panel was smashed, though an interior panel did not break.The newspaper said stadium security suspect the rock responsible for the...
  • Close to Home DGU; .45 Revolver and Dog

    07/26/2016 4:37:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A friend of mine had a Defensive Gun Use (DGU) a few days ago. He had parked a bike near the front door, cable locked to a metal chair. It is a decent cable lock. The dog started alerting at the door, in the middle of day, during the week.  There was no knock or doorbell. My friend keeps odd hours. My friend accessed his house gun, a S&W N frame model 28, that had been converted to .45 ACP.  The security door was locked.  He opened the inside door with his left hand, the .45 revolver in his...
  • Hastings stores to close

    07/25/2016 1:39:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    SIERRA VISTA — Five weeks after filing for bankruptcy, all Hastings locations are set to close by the end of October. The Amarillo, Texas-based entertainment retail chain operates more than 120 stores across the country, including a Sierra Vista location that has been in business for more than 20 years. As of July 13, all stores stopped accepting gift cards and store credit, and following the June 13 Chapter 11 filing in a Delaware federal court, the customer buy-back program was suspended and the video game rental program ended.
  • VIDEO: Sanders Supporters Erupt in Jeers and Boos When He Says That Hillary Must Be Elected

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  • Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co.

    07/25/2016 7:50:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Academia.org ^ | July 25, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co. July 25, 2016, Malcolm A. Kline The media and academia may regard them as a source of multicultural wisdom but local police have to look at what groups like Black Lives Matter actually do. “The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows, and other family members of Police Officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit, and not implied racism and ‘being on duty in blue,’” John J. McNesby, President of...
  • Video: Donald Trump Calls to Thank Cleveland Police Chief and Officers for Keeping RNC Convention...

    07/23/2016 3:06:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 7/23/16 | Kristinn Taylor
    "Video: Donald Trump Calls to Thank Cleveland Police Chief and Officers for Keeping RNC Convention Safe" Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams on Friday to thank him for keeping the Republican National Convention held this week in Cleveland safe. The call came as Williams was attending a media availability with bike patrol officers outside the Quicken Loans Arena where the convention was held. Williams put Trump on speaker so he could speak to the approximately fifty officers. The officers can be seen in video tightly surrounding the chief to hear Trump speak. Afterward, many of...
  • Gov. Brown signs law requiring registration of homemade guns

    07/22/2016 4:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Myers
    Californians who assemble their own weapons from parts they've bought or gathered will have to apply for a state-issued serial number under a law signed Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown signed Assembly Bill 857, which imposes a new mandate on anyone who buys components that can be made into a fully functional firearm. Those weapons are not currently traceable in the same way as buying a fully operating firearm. Democrats pushed through the bill last month as part of a sweeping package of proposals inspired by recent shootings. Several of those bills, including an effort to impose new rules...
  • MI: 2A Groups File Lawsuit to lift Ban on Firearms at DeVos Place Convention Center

    07/22/2016 4:07:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In March of 2016, members of Michigan Open Carry (MOC) and Michigan Gun Owners (MGO) were manning a booth that they had rented in the DeVos Place Convention Center. They were openly carrying holstered pistols, which has never been against the law in Michigan, except for a small number of restricted areas.  While people with concealed carry permits may not carry a concealed firearm into a school, they may openly carry a holstered pistol there.  They can openly carry holstered pistols into the State Capitol.  Late in the day on 11 March, the members of MGO and MOC were...
  • One in a "billion" Shot? Try a Quarter of a Million to One.

    07/21/2016 5:21:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    An extraordinary shot from a Colorado gunfight is being described as a "one in a billion" shot.  The shot is extraordinary, but the odds are much better than a billion to one.  It is fairly common for people in a gun fight to get hit in the gun arm or gun hand, or for their firearm to be hit.  The gun is usually out front, facing the person who they are firing at and or who is fireing at them.  People tend to equate the gun with the threat, so they focus on the gun hand.  Where the eyes...
  • Video: RNC Protesters Pummel Reporters with F-Bombs

    07/20/2016 7:36:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 20, 2016 | Dan Joseph
    <p>MRCTV captured video of protesters at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio verbally assaulting reporters with “F-Bombs” on Tuesday.</p> <p>One tattooed protester relentlessly verbally abused a reporter with profanity, while others eagerly screamed “F—k” this and that, both separately and in unison, as MRCTV’s Dan Joseph’s uncensored video report from Cleveland shows.</p>
  • Video-Protester: I'd 'Cut Off Donald Trump's Head!,' 'I'd Cut His (bleeping) Head Off!'

    07/20/2016 7:29:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 20, 2016 | Dan Joseph
    <p>"You want to see some violence against Donald Trump?," MRCTV asked one angry RNC protester in Cleveland.</p> <p>“Hey, if I get a bunch of people on my side and we get a workers’ revolution, I’d cut his F—king goddamned head off! Cut off Donald Trump’s head!”</p>
  • Boston cops warned to check their cars after officer's vehicle was tampered with...

    07/19/2016 8:05:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    Boston police are being warned to check their cars before driving off after a cop's vehicle was tampered with. The officer, whose name is not being released, was driving away from the police department's District 1 station, in central Boston, yesterday when his rear wheel came off. He was not injured in the incident but when the cop took the car to the shop for repairs, a mechanic found the car had been tampered with. Someone had loosened or removed the lug nuts holding the wheel in place before he drove away....
  • ALEX JONES INFOWARS FACEBOOK BREAKING: Alex Jones Attacked During 'Peaceful' Radical Protest

    07/19/2016 7:33:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    ALEX JONES INFOWARS FACEBOOK via MRC TV ^ | July 19, 2016 | Nick Kangadis
    Infowars founder and radio host Alex Jones was in Cleveland Tuesday afternoon for the Republican National Convention. He was there to promote free speech and speak out against the protesters, who Jones called “globalists fomenting civil war in America” while “pushing communism and a race war." Jones went right into the middle of the crowd and responded to their protest. His comments over megaphone included, "The communists are a bunch of murdering scum worldwide, and George Soros is a Nazi-collaborator funding these organizations" and "We are here to promote a free, open election in this country and an open, free...
  • Detroit Soccer Team Turns to Private Investment to Fund New Stadium

    07/19/2016 11:50:38 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/16/2016 | Anne Schieber
    When Detroit's semipro soccer team needed a bigger stadium to accommodate its growing fan base, it did something unusual. Instead of seeking tax breaks or subsidies to support its ambitions, it turned to private supporters, mostly fans. It did so with the help of the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption or MILE Act. Detroit City FC raised $741,250 from 527 investors to refurbish Hamtramck’s Keyworth Stadium. The team’s first game at its new home, on May 13, was a sellout with 7,410 tickets sold. That was more than double the 3,500 tickets it was limited to selling when the team played...
  • Cyber center puts UA South on national level

    07/19/2016 8:44:39 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald | Eric Petermann
    With realistic aspirations of becoming one of just eight cyber academic centers of excellence in the nation, the University of Arizona South is aggressively developing a new program that will maximize the community’s efforts to attract new businesses to the area, the school’s dean, Dr. James Shockey said Monday. As part of that effort Jason Denno has been hired as the Director of Cyber Operations Program Development to oversee the preparation of a curriculum, meeting of certification requirements and construction of a “first-of-its-kind” virtual learning environment. Denno, 47, has worked most recently in cyber operations in the commercial sector and...
  • MI: Chief Craig Hosts Gun Safety Event in Detroit

    07/19/2016 5:30:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On July 11, 2016, the Detroit Police Department teamed up with the National Shooting Sports Association (NSSA) to promote gun safety in Detroit.  Chief Craig was in attendance.  The goal was to prevent accidents with guns, especially accidents involving children.From wxyz.com: Detroit Police Chief James Craig will be joined by the National Shooting Sports Foundation later today where they'll be talking about firearm safety and proper storage and misuse of guns. The goal here is to promote the safe use of any firearm and help the community by handing out gun locks and information. Chief Craig has been at...
  • "Cyberbullying" restrictions -- the path to school tyranny

    07/18/2016 2:01:41 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 9 replies
    ResistanceMedia ^ | July 18, 2016
    "Any society that would give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserves neither and lose both." -- Benjamin Franklin (paraphrased) Schools demand control over students' social media postings in order to prevent "cyberbullying" - students bullying others online. The problem of "cyberbullying" is certainly a very real problem - and a symptom of a larger cultural collapse in public schools. However, the problem of "cyberbullying" (and other forms of bullying) was largely created by the public schools through the evolutionist curriculum (read more about evolution here) and other factors. How can we expect the same people who...
  • Former IL Republican Party Chair Says Trump Can't Win, Hillary Better Alternative (Barf)

    07/17/2016 7:10:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 62 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 13, 2016
    Former IL Republican Party Chair Says Trump Can't Win, Hillary Better Alternative CHICAGO - Former Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady, told Bill Cameron on "Connected to Chicago" that Donald Trump "cannot win the election." Brady, who is a Kasich delegate to the Republican National Convention, said there's still an outside chance that Trump will not receive the nomination. Brady told Cameron that Trump's solutions are not Republican solutions and that Trump's lack of organization ensures he will lose. Brady said neither Abe Lincoln or Ronald Reagan would attend this year's convention because of Trump, and that he's not surprised...
  • NV: Open Carrier Makes Citizens Arrest on Hit and Run Driver (video)

    07/17/2016 4:30:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
     Link to image source On 11 July, an open carrier, Brandon Francis, made a citizens arrest on a hit and run suspect.  Francis had just seen the driver hit a pedestrian and drive away. Francis drove after the suspect, cut him off, then ordered him out of the car at gun point.  It is clear from the video that Francis was open carrying his pistol.  Nevada has always been an open carry state.  In the video, you can see Brandon's holster on his right side.  In interviews with two television stations, he is open carrying. From lasvegasnow.com: Matthew Shaykin,...
  • Shotguns to be removed from Chicago Police

    07/14/2016 3:10:43 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Thursday, July 14, 2016 Bye Bye Shotguns? An interesting missive out of the Chief of Patrol's Office this week: Commencing the week of 18 July 2016 through 22 July 2016, there will be a District shotgun and ammunition turn-in. The purpose of this weapon turn-in is to collect the shotguns, reconcile the inventory and later repurpose the weapons if necessary. [emphasis added - SCC] There's an attached matrix for every district and unit to bring the shotguns in - and the Districts may not get them back. One of the more versatile weapons in the Department inventory is being removed...
  • MI: Second Amendment Night for Battle Creek Bombers Baseball

    07/14/2016 6:10:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from fox17online.com On Friday evening, June 24th, the local ball club, the Battle Creek Bombers of Battle Creek, Michigan, hosted a Second Amendment Education night.  Because of the way Michigan laws have been crafted, open carry was required, if participants were going to carry at the event.  The event gathered enough publicity that the AP picked up the story, making it national. From the washingtonpost.com (AP): “2nd Amendment Education Night” was held Friday at C.O. Brown Stadium as the Battle Creek Bombers hosted the Rochester (Minnesota) Honkers.  Bombers general manager Tony Iovieno tells WOOD-TV there were no security problems...
  • The Investigators: New details show eerily similar incident involving Sterling, policeSterling Fough

    07/14/2016 12:27:25 AM PDT · by InMemoriam · 7 replies
    WFAB via Law Officer ^ | Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 8:06 pm PDT | By Greg Meriwether, AnchorLaw Officer
    9News reports the details of a previous arrest of Alton Sterling that is eerily similar to the incident that ultimately led to his death. Sterling, 37, was recently killed in a shooting involving two Baton Rouge police officers on July 5. It turns out Sterling has struggled with police in the past. Documents show, in May 2009, Sterling fought with cops outside of a convenience store on Rosenwald Road, where he was selling CDs, while carrying a gun. In the report dated May 29, 2009, the officer said he was dispatched to a convenience store after getting a complaint about...
  • OR: Jason Rorex, Open Carrier, Stops Armed Robbery

    07/12/2016 10:12:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    An open carrier in Oregon stopped an armed robbery suspect who demanded money at knife point.  The story was covered by kezi.com, and has gone national. From kezi.com: He said he flashed his gun at the suspect who then put the knife in his pocket and walked away. "And then I was just relieved like Katie was ... that I had my pistol with me so that I knew he couldn't do anything at that point," added Rorex. He said his date then called the police. When officers arrived they arrested 29-year-old Adolfo Rodriguez of Eugene. Rodriguez is now...
  • Top 10 for tech workers Sierra Vista among the best places in the nation for tech workers

    07/12/2016 7:38:49 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    SIERRA VISTA — A national survey of 201 cities ranks Sierra Vista as the tenth best place to work for employees in the technology industry in 2016. SmartAsset, an online financial service based in New York City, points to the average salary paid to local tech workers and the lower cost of living as two primary reasons Sierra Vista earned a spot in the top 10 this year. It the first time in the three-year history of the survey that any city in Arizona has earned a spot in the top 10.
  • LISTEN: On Guns, Dallas Police Chief Tells Legislators: 'Do Your Job'

    07/11/2016 6:11:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    National Public Radio's The Two Way ^ | July 11, 2016 | Eyder Peralta
    Dallas Police Chief David Brown held a wide-ranging press conference on Monday, where he touched on race, the investigation and the issue of guns. In a dramatic moment, he urged legislators to do their jobs and propose new laws to combat gun violence. "We're doing ours. We're putting our lives on the line," Brown said. "The other aspects of government need to step up and help us." With that, here are five pieces of audio from that press conference you should listen to....
  • FL: Open Carry March Draws Hundreds of Second Amendment Supporters

    07/11/2016 5:22:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Hundreds of men women and children participated in an open carry march in Florida on the 4th of July.  On video posted on facebook, you can see the march stretching into the distance in front of and in back of the camera. You can also see the wfla video posted on wfla.com.  It is taken at a corner. That perspective makes the march look much smaller. From wfla.com: INVERNESS, FL (WFLA) – More than 300 people marched through the streets of Inverness in Citrus County to show their support for the Second Amendment on the morning of Fourth of...
  • Vandal attacks Gowanus Trump-fan’s home (Brooklyn, New York)

    07/11/2016 10:03:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Brooklyn Paper ^ | July 11, 2016 | Lauren Gill
    This is not how you rock the vote. Someone hurled a rock through a Gowanus family’s door after it put signs up supporting presidential candidate Donald Trump, leaving the household patriarch steaming about the struggles of supporting the conservative cause in a largely liberal neighborhood. “I was angry that’s for sure,” said Joshua Ramos who lives on 11th Street between Third and Fourth avenues with his two young kids. “It’s not fair, you can’t put anything up for Trump.” Ramos said the vandal pitched the projectile through the glass of his front door while he and his family were asleep...
  • SWAT has ‘person of interest’ in custody after Chicago’s active shooting threat

    07/10/2016 8:50:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WQAD-TV ^ | July 10, 2016 | Sarah Tisinger
    Chicago police say a person of interest is in custody after shots were fired at officers on the Far South Side early Sunday, reports WGN. The SWAT team was called to a hostage barricade situation in Chicago's East Side neighborhood. Police say someone fired shots at an officer near the 10300 block of South Avenue N in the East Side neighborhood at 3:38 a.m. The officer was not injured and police did not return fire, but the suspects reportedly fled into nearby homes...
  • Public Enemy's Professor Griff Distances Himself From Dallas Police Shooting

    07/09/2016 5:10:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Billboard Magazine ^ | July 8, 2016 | The Associated Press
    The man who killed five Dallas police officers and wounded seven others was described as a loner, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and a follower of black militant groups on social media. Among the Facebook "likes" of 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson were the African American Defense League and the New Black Panther Party, which was founded in Dallas. He also was a member of the Facebook group "Black Panther Party Mississippi." A photo on Facebook showed Johnson wearing a dashiki - his raised, clinched fist over the words "Black Power."(continued)
  • Dallas police officials anonymously leaking allegations of a "conspiracy" to the media

    07/08/2016 11:51:24 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 100 replies
    Dallas police officials anonymously leaking allegations of a "conspiracy" to the media -- via @dallasnews pic.twitter.com/usA8Z12xGH— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) July 8, 2016
  • Four Suspects in Dallas Police Murders, Tell Cops 'End Is Coming'

    07/08/2016 12:12:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 7, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Dallas' police chief told reporters after midnight local time that they have three people in custody and were in a bullet-ridden standoff with another -- but the shooters have given no indication of their motive for ambushing police officers at a downtown march. Chief David Brown said the death toll was up to four officers after one more died at the hospital. Seven officers have been wounded. Brown said police were in negotiations with a suspect on the second floor of the El Centro College parking garage -- but the suspect had been firing at officers for the past 45...
  • State, local officials react to deadly downtown Dallas shooting

    07/07/2016 9:35:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Texas politicians and Austin officials are reacting to the deadly shooting at Dallas that has killed at least three officers and injured at least seven others during a Black Lives Matter downtown rally Thursday night. This list will be updated as more information becomes available. Here are some of their comments: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dallas law enforcement community and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officers killed and injured this evening. I’ve spoken to Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw and have directed him to offer whatever assistance the City...
  • Irvine Company to Quadriplegic: Get Rid of Companion Dog, or Get Evicted (CA)

    07/07/2016 7:35:05 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 17 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | July 7, 2-16 | Mary Carreon
    Last year, two Irvine Company apartment-complex tenants filed lawsuits against the OC-based real estate development enterprise and its apartment affiliate for discriminating against them for needing emotional-support animals. In December of 2015 the Irvine Co. settled with the tenants for $175,000 each. You’d think they would have learned their lesson after forking out over $350,000 plus the plaintiffs' legal fees. But Michael O’Loughlin’s recent experience at Woodbridge Villas suggests otherwise. When he was 27, O’Loughlin fell and broke his neck in a hiking accident in Hawaii. A quadriplegic, he now relies heavily on caretakers and nurses to help with everyday...
  • More .22 Ammo at Yuma WalMart

    07/07/2016 8:07:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A little more than a week ago, I was in the local Yuma WalMart.  There are three, but I primarily visit one.  Last Friday, I was surprised to find 2300 rounds of CCI Mini-mag .22 Long Rifle cartridges and 1,000 rounds of Standard Velocity CCI .22 Long Rifle cartridges for sale.  The clerk, Yittzel, told me that it was unusual, but they saw .22 come in about once a month.  She said it would be gone quickly.  I had not seen .22 ammunition in the store for three years. Yittzel tempered this by saying it appeared to be coming...
  • Sign the petition to repeal the FCPS destructive transgender policy!

    Recently, Fairfax County parents started a petition urging the school board to reconsider their reckless and politically motivated "nondiscrimination" policy, which opens up previously private and gender-segregated facilities such as bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers to anyone, regardless of biological gender. I think that this petition is slightly moderate (a person cannot biologically change their gender), but the parents who created this petition are definitely right in that the policy is severely flawed. The petition is available at this link: https://www.change.org/p/school-board-for-fairfax-county-public-schools-respect-all-student-rights-in-the-fcps-gender-identity-non-discrimination-policy
  • Animal Abuse Exemplifies Palestinian Character

    07/06/2016 12:48:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 7/4/2016, 8:07 PM | William A. Levinson
    While animal abuse is a problem in almost every country on earth, it is socially acceptable in very few. Militant “Islamic” countries such as Iran, where dogs are injected with acid, and China come to mind. In contrast, Internet vigilantes are now posting, in contravention of UK law regarding public identification of teenage offenders, the identities of teenagers who tortured a puppy. My personal opinion is that these individuals deserve to be shamed in public and never allowed to own any kind of pet. In contrast, I just saw a video on Facebook in which a young Palestinian child, with...
  • Trump Launches A Fellowship Program, Pledges Big Investment In California

    07/05/2016 7:40:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 5, 2016 | Sam Stein, senior politics editor
    Donald Trump’s campaign is launching a venture called the Trump Leadership Initiative fellowship program to ramp up its organization in key states. But at least one of the states where Trump is organizing could best be described as a long shot. In an email sent out by Donald J. Trump for President Inc., the campaign seeks volunteers and fellows based in California, with a seminar being held in Stanton on July 13. The email, passed along by a recipient to The Huffington Post, gives a clear indication that Trump is following through on his pledge to put traditionally Democratic states...
  • New nurses recruited from the Philippines

    07/05/2016 1:21:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Boston Standard ^ | July 5, 2016
    Representatives of the trust which runs Pilgrim Hospital have travelled to the Philippines in a bid to fill nursing vacancies. Matron of Nursing at Pilgrim Hospital, Michael Brunton, was in the team from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) who travelled to the islands on a 12-day trip to recruit registered nurses. The team returned having made 85 job offers to nurses, who it is hoped will fill vacancies at Boston,and the rest in Lincoln and 
Grantham The hospital currently has 92 vacancies for registered nurses. Interim Head of Nursing at Grantham Hospital John Boulton said the visit had been...
  • Trump supporter: ‘Mexican restaurant refused to serve me’

    07/05/2016 10:59:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 5, 2016 | Selim Algar
    An Orange County woman claims she was tossed from a Mexican restaurant Sunday, not for too much tequila — but for too much Trump. Esther Levy, 61, of Warwick, said an employee at the popular Cancun Inn eatery in Sugar Loaf chucked her out for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and a Trump button. Levy said she was booted for her support for the presidential candidate who wants to curtail illegal immigration and build a wall on the Mexican border. Joined by retired local judge Alvin Goldstein, she took a seat and ordered two sangrias from a smiling...
  • The bullies of Black Lives Matter

    07/05/2016 9:59:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | July 5, 2016 | Margaret Wente
    Toronto’s legendary Pride Parade is a festival of inclusiveness – a good-natured rainbow coalition that embraces every letter of the LGBTQ alphabet. It’s so inclusive that even straight people march in it. Its message is: Loud, proud and unbowed. Nobody can bully us any more. Well, almost nobody. The new bully on the block is Black Lives Matter, a tiny group of noisy activists who borrow their branding and their belligerence from the United States. They’ve proved they can bully just about anyone, including city hall, the mayor and the provincial Premier. The Pride Parade was a pushover. Black Lives...
  • Black Lives Matter protest scores victory after putting Pride parade on pause

    07/04/2016 6:52:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | July 3, 2016 | Sarah-Joyce Battersby
    Pride agreed to the group’s demands, including the removal of police floats and more funding for black performers, after Sunday’s shutdown by activists. Black Lives Matter brought Sunday’s Pride parade to a standstill on Sunday to force the annual celebration of LGBT equality to answer for its “anti-blackness,” the protesters said. The group, an honoured guest at this year’s parade, stopped its float and marchers at Yonge and College Sts. for more than 30 minutes, refusing to move until Pride officials met their demands. “We are under attack,” Alexandria Williams, one of the group’s co-founders cried into the megaphone. “Pride...
  • 'Smoke Alarms Us,' Police Allegedly Tell Woman Handcuffed While Holding Sage at Trump Protest

    07/04/2016 1:38:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Indian Country Today Media Network ^ | July 4, 2016 | Simon Moya-Smith
    Josie Valadez Fraire knew that protesting a Donald Trump event could end with her arrest. But she couldn’t have guessed that she would soon be locked in handcuffs and hauled away by police ostensibly for carrying a sacred indigenous object. Fraire, 22, who is Xicana (Chicana) and a member of MEChA, a national Chicano/a activist student organization, attended a protest outside of the Colorado Convention Center in Denver on Friday. Inside, Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, was scheduled to speak at the Western Conservative Summit. But outside on the street, Denver Police, donned in riot gear, had set...
  • Disbarment Charges are Filed Against Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby

    07/03/2016 6:41:00 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 39 replies
    A Georgetown law professor has filed disbarment charges against Marilyn Mosby for her corrupt prosecution of six Baltimore cops in the death of career criminal, Freddie Gray. There have now been 3 trials and Mosby hasn’t come close to winning one yet and has even been excoriated for withholding exculpatory evidence
  • Disbarment charges filed against Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby

    07/01/2016 5:54:22 AM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 24 replies
    dailyheadlines.net ^ | 7/1/16 | unknown
    A Georgetown law professor has filed disbarment charges against Marilyn Mosby for her corrupt prosecution of six Baltimore cops in the death of career criminal, Freddie Gray. There have now been 3 trials and Mosby hasn’t come close to winning one yet and has even been excoriated for withholding exculpatory evidence. The list of charges against Mosby are as follows: that she did not have probably cause to believe that there was sufficient admissible evidence to support a conviction of the officers; that she made public statements regarding the case which were false; that she improperly withheld evidence from the...
  • Sarah Palin Opens Up About Daughter Bristol's Marriage to Dakota Meyer: 'That's the Best'

    07/02/2016 1:03:54 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 10 replies
    People ^ | July 02, 2016 | Andrea Park
    Sarah Palin's family is bringing her plenty of happiness these days. The former Alaska governor gushed about daughter Bristol's recent surprise marriage to Dakota Meyer in an interview with Inside Edition from the set of the newly revamped game show Match Game. "That's the best!" she said. "Bristol and Dakota and their little baby girl Sailor – it's all good."
  • Indian Valley Collective Library no longer a dream, but a reality

    07/02/2016 8:33:51 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 4 replies
    Plumas News ^ | Last updated 07/1/2016 at 12:39pm | Maggie Wells
    As a writer, editor, mother, and book lover for as long as I can remember, every time I stepped foot in the room called "Library Media Center" at Greenville High School, a little bit of my heart was broken. I began to think of the space as a giant metaphor for everything wrong with education. As a former educator, it gave me insight into where students in rural America are often coming from in terms of literacy. It has always been part of my teaching philosophy that you meet the student where he or she is and you build from...
  • Supreme Court of Texas Rules on “Ferae Naturae” Doctrine

    07/01/2016 8:23:47 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    joshblackman.com ^ | 6/30/2016 | Josh Blackman
    The Supreme Court of Texas, per Chief Justice Hecht, issued a fascinating opinion applying the “Ferae Naturae” doctrine to the question of whether an employer is liable under the FELA when an employee contracts West Nile Virus from a mosquito. For those of you who don’t remember, or weren’t paying attention in Property, ferrae naturae refers to a wild animal–as opposed to a domesticated animal. This distinction at common law was critical with respect to the rule of capture. Here is the canonical holding from the majority opinion in Pierson v. Post: We are the more readily inclined to confine...
  • Texas Legislature Has Passed a Law Permanently Barring Muslims From Trying to Institute Sharia Law

    07/01/2016 5:11:34 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 31 replies
    Once again the nation looks to Texas for the way things ought to be. This time the Texas Legislature has passed a law permanently barring Muslims from trying to institute their own sharia-based savagery on their own communities in the Lone Star State. Shoebat.com reports that the anti-sharia law was passed this week. WOAI State Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) doesn’t mention Islamic Koranic law, or ‘Sharia Law’ in her bill. She simply says it guarantees that no laws fro ‘foreign courts’ will be adopted by Texas civil court judges. “It’s just to provide some belt and suspenders to make...
  • Inside A Tiny Vietnamese Makerspace Where IoT Products Are Born

    06/30/2016 2:46:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 30, 2016 | Iris Leung
    On the streets of Hanoi, you can’t help but notice the vibrant and entrepreneurial energy in the air. The capital city is home to many talented engineers and there’s a growing maker community in the works. After navigating by motorbike through the maze-like back alleys of one of the residential neighborhoods of southern Hanoi, we arrive at a beautiful, four-storey traditional Vietnamese house. The family that owns it has been living there for seven generations. The top floor is home to a makerspace created by a group of 20-something engineers with a passion for hardware products. The ten-meter-square (100 square...
  • Children hide in closet as burglars invade home, deputies say

    06/29/2016 7:06:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    KPRC-TV ^ | June 29, 2016 | Dawn Brooks
    FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas - Three people were arrested after they were caught burglarizing a home in a Fort Bend County subdivision Wednesday morning. Deputies were dispatched to a home in the 8200 block of Elmsford Court in the Mission Bend subdivision at 10:48 a.m. in reference to a burglary in progress. Deputies said a 16-year-old girl reported that she and her 6-year-old brother and 13-year-old sister hid in a closet after hearing burglars enter their house. Deputies caught two women in the home; a man left the area, but was found shortly after in the 8200 block of Ivy...