Local News (Bloggers & Personal)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Meet the San Antonio woman with 'Ted Cruz 2016' plates on her Ford Mustang

    04/01/2015 11:48:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | April 1, 2015 | Joshua Fechter
    San Antonio woman Deborah Wall poses with her Ford Mustang bearing license plates with the phrase "CRUZ16" in support of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who announced his intent to run for president on March 23. The back license plate also features an autograph from Cruz. Wall later stuck the plates on her 2015 Ford Mustang.Most people might slap a bumper sticker on their car to show support for a political candidate. San Antonio resident Deborah Wall took it one step further. To further beef up her credentials as a Ted Cruz superfan, she did it at more than two...
  • JOAN WALSH: America’s next top bigot: Why GOP’s upcoming primary is an anti-gay freak show

    03/31/2015 2:17:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | March 31, 2015 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    When it comes to LGBT rights, the 2016 GOP roster may be more ridiculous than the clown car of 2012. Thanks to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, we’re getting an early look at a field of GOP presidential hopefuls that is supposed to include some moderates who plan on expanding the party’s appeal beyond its right-wing base. And it’s pathetic. Before Pence’s odd press conference, where he promised to “fix” the bill but insisted there was nothing wrong with it, the top GOP contenders hustled to outdo one another in backing Pence and his divisive legislation. Let’s remember that in...
  • ‘Black Brunch’ Protesters Hit Atlanta on Palm Sunday: ‘You’re Scaring the Children!’

    03/30/2015 10:37:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 30, 2015 | Dave Urbanski
    Like they did a week ago, ”Black Brunch” protesters hit the Atlanta area on Palm Sunday to disrupt “white spaces” by walking into restaurants, standing among diners and loudly reading statistics and proclamations regarding black oppression. Twitchy noted the latest protests, which were caught on cellphone video and spread around the Internet via social media. In this clip a man who appeared to be a manager attempted to get protesters out of the eatery to no avail — not even when a woman told them, “You’re scaring the children!” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)[continued]
  • LETTER: To deny health care coverage for 37,000 here is immoral

    03/30/2015 9:30:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Citizen of Laconia ^ | March 30, 2015 | Tom Dawson, failed Democratic candidate
    The most cherished of all we hold dear is our health. Good health allows us to enjoy life, work, love others, and see the splendor around us created by God. Not knowing when one would get sick or injured, insurance companies were formed to handle this uncertainty. Unions saw the benefits of health care and started including it in their benefits package when collectively bargaining for a larger share of the company’s profits. Today, most of our health insurance plans are through our employer. As insurance costs became higher and higher it was more difficult for employers to handle premiums....
  • Where are the supporters of RFRA? Silent out of fear of 'bullying,' law's architect says

    03/30/2015 7:28:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WRTV-TV ^ | March 30, 2015 | Jordan Fischer
    Republican lawmakers in the Indiana House and Senate have said for months that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act enjoys large support among their constituents. Now, facing a political crisis unlike the state has ever seen before, the question must be asked: Why haven't those supporters spoken up? Since Thursday, when Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill into law in a closed-door ceremony, the list of critics of Indiana's RFRA has expanded across the state and from coast to coast. With the possible exception of Pence, who appeared on "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday defending the law, few people...
  • Apple CEO compares ‘discrimination’ of Indiana law to Jim Crow

    03/30/2015 11:57:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 30, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    So-called “religious freedom” laws in Indiana, Arkansas and other states are merely thiny veiled discrimination that harkens back to the days of segregation, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. “There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country,” Cook wrote in a Washington Post op-ed on Monday. “The days of segregation and discrimination marked by ‘Whites Only’ signs on shop doors, water fountains and restrooms must remain deep in our past,” the head of the world’s largest company wrote. “We must never return to any semblance of that time.” The op-ed from Cook, who is gay and grew up...
  • Shower will aid military moms. Green Valley group has 28 mothers-to-be

    03/29/2015 10:30:12 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Four years ago, when the charity-minded Women of Quail Creek collected baby shower items for military wives and active military moms-to-be, the event was so graciously welcomed that they’ve continued the event every year since. This year, the event has been moved from August to April 18 so winter visitors can participate. Idea originator and 30-year Army retiree Peggy McGee said the first event was held at the Army National Guard in Tucson with successive showers at the Air National Guard with the Army invited. For this shower, 28 moms-to-be are expecting 29 babies, and 13 are active members of...
  • Access to Garden Canyon on fort closed. Monday starts renovation project

    03/29/2015 9:58:17 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    FORT HUACHUCA — Beginning Monday, the lower Garden Canyon Picnic Area will be closed to the public so it can be used as a staging area for heavy construction equipment needed to repair Garden Canyon Road, according to a press release from the Post Public Affairs Office. The road in Garden Canyon is in extremely poor shape after last year’s flood. It is hazardous in its current condition and the danger level will increase as heavy construction equipment moves in Monday to begin repairs, the release stated. For safety reasons, public access to Garden Canyon Road will now be further...
  • Honoring those almost forgotten. Vets laid to rest in local cemetery for GIs

    03/29/2015 9:50:09 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — A small group of “almost forgotten veterans” were laid to rest during a short, simple ceremony Saturday. Fred Santana, the founder of the Missing in America Project, said those who were honored are like many “who have been on the shelves in America’s funeral homes.” The cremains were brought to Sierra Vista from Tucson. Santana came to the event from California to witness the latest group of soldiers, sailors and airmen — 17 of them this trip — to finally have a military-style burial. He said one time he helped recover 15 Civil War veterans and some...
  • McCain’s mean machine gearing up

    03/28/2015 10:59:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 25 replies
    Amid rampant speculation of potential congressional challengers to John McCain, it looks like a long shot that any of them will step up to the task. In fact, they are peeling off faster than a cheap auto paint job in the Phoenix sun. Schweikert‘s officially out. Gosar won‘t take on the fight. Franks has no reason to give up the seat on which he has a lock, and it will be a shocker of monumental proportions if Salmon decides to run against John McCain. None of these Arizona congressmen are willing to subject themselves and their families to the brutality...
  • 'Gay Money Is No Good in Indiana,' Liberal Blogger Claims

    03/28/2015 6:07:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 28, 2015 | Randy Hall
    A contentious battle between supporters of religious freedom and people in favor of gay rights in Indiana reached a turning point on Thursday, when Governor Mike Pence signed Senate Bill 101 -- a measure that both the state House and Senate had passed earlier in the week -- into law after stating: “The legislation is about respecting and reassuring Hoosiers that their religious freedoms are intact.” However, blogger Arthur Chu wrote an article the same day for the liberal Daily Beast website on this topic with the title “Gay Money Is No Good in Indiana” under the subhead “Bigots Vs....
  • FL: Shooter Found not guilty after 4 years in Jail; Driver serving 30 year Sentence

    03/28/2015 7:08:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In a bizarre domestic case in Florida, a jury has found the man who shot and killed his former girlfriend's boyfriend and severely wounded her, not guilty.  The father of the girlfriend's four children drove the shooter to and from the shooting, and had been the employee of the shooter.   The driver was also a convicted felon.  The shooting occurred in 2009.  The driver was convicted in 2010 and is serving a 30 year sentence for being an accessory to murder, after the fact.  From tbo.com: A jury last month found Eric William "Scooter" Bazemore guilty of the...
  • If Ferguson stays Ferguson, blacks have no one to blame but themselves

    03/28/2015 12:41:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Bay State Banner ^ | March 26, 2015 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    Ferguson will hold municipal elections on April 7. The mayor and five of the six city councilpersons are white. Three are up for reelection. Since Michael Brown was gunned down by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, the one loud refrain has repeatedly been how could a city where African-Americans make up the overwhelming majority of the population be policed by a nearly all-white police force, and governed by a nearly all-white city administration? The thought was that the Brown slaying angered and engaged so many thousands that it was almost a done deal. The first chance...
  • Saturday ceremony to honor indigent service members. Public invited to attend

    03/27/2015 10:03:44 AM PDT · by SandRat
    SIERRA VISTA — The Missing In America Project will have another ceremony Saturday at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery during which the cremains of 17 former service members and one dependent will be laid to rest. Joe Larson, the cemetery administrator, said normally two such ceremonies a year are held in which indigent service members are honored. This year, two of those involved are World War II veterans. Since those being honored may not have family members, Larson said the public is a stand in for them an he hopes area residents will attend the ceremony. People should arrive...
  • Fire rages after explosion, collapse at East Village apartment building

    03/26/2015 1:52:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | March 26, 2015
    EAST VILLAGE (WABC) -- There was an explosion and collapse at an apartment building in Manhattan Thursday, and a seven-alarm fire raged in the aftermath. CLICK HERE to watch live coverage The blast happened on Second Avenue at the corner of East 7th Street in the East Village around 3:15 p.m....
  • Making Hernan’s story go viral

    03/26/2015 9:47:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/26/15 | Judi McLeod
    Among the countless tragedies that go by in fleeting moments on the streets of the hometowns of the world, Hernan’s is one that stands out unforgettably. In our own villages, towns and cities we all have a Hernan, or someone like him, but in the rush of everyday life, keep passing them by. The blind man with the tin cup, the homeless huddled in raggedy blankets, over city grates, the lost, lonely and the forlorn are sadly only fleeting moments in the lives of the perpetually purposeful and busy. Someone else will try to find out if there is any...
  • Chicago man gets probation in 'knockout game' crime

    03/25/2015 4:35:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Quincy Herald-Whig ^ | March 24, 2015 | Don O'Brien
    Lamar CoulterQUINCY -- A Chicago man who prosecutors said was playing the "knockout game" was sentenced to probation Monday during a hearing in Adams County Circuit Court. Lamar Coulter, 21, could have received up to four years in prison on a felony aggravated battery charge, but was sentenced to 24 months probation and 270 days in jail by Judge William Mays. This is Coulter's first felony offense. Mays ordered Coulter to spend 180 days in the Adams County Jail. With day-for-day good time credit, Coulter could be out in 90 days. Coulter was arrested on June 27 after two separate...
  • Senate Committee Advances "Denton Fracking Bill"

    03/25/2015 11:18:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | March 24, 2015 | Jim Malewitz
    A Senate committee gave unanimous approval Tuesday to a bill that would limit local control over oil and gas activities across Texas — a measure being referred to as the "Denton fracking bill." The proposal is among nearly a dozen filed in the aftermath of the North Texas town's vote in November to ban hydraulic fracturing within city limits, and it's among those most likely to pass. The legislation, Senate Bill 1165, now heads to the full Senate, where advocates for municipalities will push for changes to address their biggest concern – that the proposal would jeopardize long-held city police...
  • SD: Constitutional Carry Killed by Senate Committee

    03/25/2015 6:56:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On the first of February, 2015, I wrote about a gun law reform bill introduced in the South Dakota House.   The bill included a number of reforms, including removing the restriction on the legal carry of concealed firearms by people who could legally own firearms.  The bill passed the House 44 to 23 on the 10th of February, 2015.   The bill looked like a shoo in to pass the Senate, with Republicans in the majority in the South Dakota Senate, with 27 Republicans and 8 Democrats. But there have been a number of Republicans who are not interested in...
  • One dead, two shot in 17-person battle in Walmart parking lot

    03/24/2015 4:44:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    WGHP-TV ^ | March 22, 2015 | CNN Wire
    COTTONWOOD, Ariz. — One of the nine suspects was killed. Another was shot in the stomach. All eight responding officers were injured, including one 10-year veteran who required surgery. It’s the aftermath of an all-out melee in a Walmart parking lot in Cottonwood, Arizona, a town of 11,000 people about an hour’s drive south of Flagstaff. But details are murky outside of the injury and arrest reports....
  • ‘Cruzing’ out of the gate: Presidential hopeful launches campaign from Liberty University

    03/24/2015 3:55:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Liberty Champion ^ | March 22, 2015 | Tré Goins-Phillips, opinion editor
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 44, announced his candidacy for president Monday, March 23, at Liberty University’s weekly Convocation. “Today, I am announcing that I am running for president of the United States,” Cruz said to an energetic crowd in a packed Vines Center, receiving loud applause and a standing ovation. In announcing his bid, the 2016 hopeful, who placed third in this year’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, skipped the longstanding traditional step of first forming an exploratory committee. “It is time for liberty, it is time for truth, it is a time to reclaim the Constitution of...
  • Cruz is in; what's Chris Christie waiting for?

    03/22/2015 10:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Arizona Central | March 22, 2015 | Bob Jordan, Asbury Park (N.J.) Press
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/2015/03/22/cruz-is-in-whats-chris-christie-waiting-for/25206955/
  • Another temper tantrum from Marty Walsh over the St. Patrick's Day Parade

    03/22/2015 6:10:45 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 1 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 22, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    In his classic work entitled "Trojan Horse in the City of God," Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand wrote that, "Incessantly we hear today the self-satisfied slogan, 'Man has finally come of age.' Yet there are so many features of the present epoch - the dethronement of truth by historical relativism, the fetishization of science, the devastation of our lives as a result of the laboratory view, and many others - that make it more than doubtful that modern man has really and truly come of age. There is, moreover, something inherently self-deceptive in the very idea. It is a characteristic symptom...
  • Interesting Scott Walker OP at Wiki got "speedy deletion" treatment w/ link to work prod discussion

    03/22/2015 2:33:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    March 21, 2015 | vanity
    An good example of opposition foot soldiers getting out the propaganda. Someone on the Walker team seems to be monitoring this opposition work:Scott Walker presidential campaign, 2016 "Note to administrators: this article has content on its talk page which should be checked before deletion. [A defense of the offending, deleted Wiki page.] An interesting dynamic going on. If I've characterized this incorrectly or inadequately, please help flesh this out.
  • Local officials say NRA meeting puts city on new level for big events (Sarah Palin to speak)

    03/21/2015 2:20:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WSMV-TV ^ | March 20, 2015 | Forrest Sanders
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - It's just a few short weeks until an expected 70,000 visitors hit the streets of Nashville. Local officials say the National Rifle Association's Annual Meeting is putting Nashville on a whole new level, and it could mean big things for future big events. "This one brings a lot of cachet on a national level," said Charles Starks, president and CEO of the Music City Center. "It puts our name out there and perhaps has groups think about Nashville that may not have thought about us in the past." The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation is calling...
  • New Orleans airport shooting: Man with machete shot when he attacked TSA officer, sheriff says

    03/20/2015 8:36:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | March 20, 2015 | Heather Nolan
    A man with a machete was shot after he attacked a security officer at Louis Armstrong International Airport Friday evening, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said. The man walked down a TSA Pre-Check security line into Concourse B at about 7:30 p.m. and was challenged by an officer who was checking for his boarding pass, Normand said. The man then pulled out a can of wasp spray and sprayed the officer, he said. He ran past two other officers and pulled out a machete, cutting a female TSA officer in the arm, Normand said. A sheriff's officer opened fire, striking...
  • Taco Bell cashier accused of stealing customers' credit card numbers

    03/20/2015 1:52:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WTVM-TV ^ | March 19, 2015 | Christopher King
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)ROSWELL, GA (CBS46) - A Taco Bell cashier was caught robbing customers right in front of their eyes, according to police. Authorities said when customers would pull up to the drive-through window and hand over their credit card, Rosetta Brinson would pretend the card reader didn't work, telling customers she had to manually enter their number. Her crimes were caught on surveillance video. Brinson snapped screen shots of customers' information and would later ring up charges on their accounts. Heather Tinsley, a customer, couldn't believe it. "It's disturbing actually,” Tinsley said. “That's something you really shouldn't do." Jose Vega, a...
  • History Museum cancels Ferguson-Palestine discussion

    03/20/2015 10:03:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | March 19, 2015 | David Hunn
    ST. LOUIS • The Missouri History Museum canceled a speakers panel set for Thursday evening that intended, in part, to compare “state violence” in Ferguson and Palestine. Sourik Beltran, an anthropology student at Washington University and president of the student group AltaVoz, proposed the event early in February. He originally called it “From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson: A Dialogue on Solidarity and Inter-Movement Collaboration.” He said the goals were to connect activists, foster collaboration among social justice groups and “draw parallels between state violence here and in Mexico.” A week or two later, Beltran added a third comparison. The panel would...
  • KS: Constitutional Carry Passes House Committee

    03/20/2015 5:42:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Kansas House Committee on Federal and State affairs has passed SB 45, the constitutional carry bill, to the full House today, the 18th of March, 2015.  This bill is one of several constitutional carry bills moving in state legislatures around the country.  A similar bill is sitting on Governor Tomblin of West Virginia's desk.  It passed with large veto proof margin in both houses.  From my reading of West Virginia law, we should find out the fate of that bill on Friday. The Kansas bill, SB 45 is about half way home.  According to the chart of how...
  • 'Please Don't Shoot Me': Dog Walker Begs for Life Before Deadly Shooting (Philadelphia)

    03/19/2015 8:42:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    WCAU-TV / The Associated Press ^ | March 19, 2015 | Staff
    A high school freshman was arrested in connection with the killing of a man walking his dog last week in Philadelphia’s Overbrook section. A second teen, who police say actually pulled the trigger, is still on the loose. --snip-- A second 15-year-old, Tyfine Hamilton, fired the shot that resulted in the death of the 51-year-old husband and father, said Clark. He's still at large and considered armed and dangerous, police said. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)"Get with your parent and turn yourself in before we come and get you," warned Clark during a news conference Thursday afternoon. "We know where you are." Both teens...
  • Mall of America Security Catfished Black Lives Matter Activists, Documents Show

    03/19/2015 6:38:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Intercept ^ | March 18, 2015 | Lee Fang
    Documents obtained by The Intercept indicate that security staff at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota used a fake Facebook account to monitor local Black Lives Matter organizers, befriend them, and obtain their personal information and photographs without their knowledge. Evidence of the fake Facebook account was found in a cache of files provided by the Mall of America to Bloomington officials after a large Black Lives Matter event at the mall on December 20 protesting police brutality. The files included briefs on individual organizers, with screenshots that suggest that much of the information was captured using a Facebook...
  • Last night (3-18-15) on the WeLikeShooting Podcast...

    03/19/2015 6:41:34 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-18-15 | RandallFlagg
    Every Wednesday evening, the guys at the We Like Shooting Podcast talk guns, politics and current events. They were kind enough to give me an active link to the list of local politicians who have been voting against our second amendment rights. I've chopped into a short piece of the show and added a few captions.
  • NC: Criminals Shoot Criminals

    03/19/2015 6:10:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The most common murder is of a person with a long criminal and violent history, by another person with a  long criminal and violent history.  They usually occur in geographically small areas know for crime and violence, where people have no faith in the police.  David Kennedy has done enormous work in showing that this is so, as has John Lott.  However, what most people don’t understand is that this “acquaintance murder” number also includes gang members killing other gang members, drug buyers killing drug pushers, cabdrivers killed by customers they picked up for the first time, prostitutes and...
  • Ferguson cop shooter's story spinning out of control

    03/18/2015 8:24:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2015 | M. Catharine Evans
    The spin surrounding the alleged Ferguson cop-shooter, Jeffrey Williams, keeps getting weirder and weirder. On Monday, a protest organizer, Derrick Robinson, who also goes by the name Bishop D. Demond Robinson, told MSNBC's Tamron Hall that the March 12 shooting of two officers outside Ferguson's police department was a set-up. "Set up by who?" asked Hall. “Police,” Robinson said simply. “I think he was set up by – I would farther and say some of the police! The story just does not add up." (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Robinson went on to say Williams was "brutally beaten" when he was arrested, "and I think...
  • Ferguson eyes economic rebirth as corporations invest in troubled region, its residents

    03/18/2015 8:14:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2015 | Kelly Riddell
    When the national news media descended on Ferguson, Missouri, in August, the city’s QuikTrip quickly became a symbol of civil unrest and racial tensions. The convenience store’s windows were smashed, the steel awnings were disfigured, and the building was looted and burned during street protests over the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in a confrontation just a few blocks away. Today, with the help of QuikTrip’s corporate parent, the first structural casualty of the protests will be reconstructed into a jobs training center and given to the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis to manage. QuikTrip will...
  • UPDATE: Village clerk fired over Ferguson shooting comments

    03/18/2015 10:16:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    UPLANDS PARK, Missouri — A local government employee for the village of Uplands Park has been fired amid comments he made in a TV interview blaming police for the shooting of two officers in Ferguson. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the town's Board of Trustees met Tuesday night in a closed session to discuss the status of clerk John Muhammad. Village attorney Richard Magee said afterward that Muhammad was fired for misrepresenting his job....
  • AL: Shooting is Deadly Force, even in the leg

    03/18/2015 6:08:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Chart from heyjackass.com, a site that tracks Chicago shootings Shooting a person is a deadly serious business.  There is always a chance that the person shot will die.  The latest statistics that we have from Wisconsin is that about one out of eight people shot die.  At the Chicago site shown above, the number for 2014 is about 1 out of 7  (2619 shot/375 killed)    That is from shootings that are treated in hospitals.  At least some people choose not to be treated.  We do not know what number that may be, but prison interviews have found that...
  • Jet returns to Dulles after passenger disregards instructions from the crew

    03/16/2015 10:10:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Post's Local Blog ^ | March 17, 2015 | Martin Weil
    A United Arlines jetliner returned to Dulles International Airport on Monday night after takeoff when a passenger failed to comply with crew instructions, the airline said. Local law enforcement officers met the plane at the gate at Dulles and detained the passenger, the airline said. No passengers were injured and no weapons were found, said a spokeswoman for Dulles....
  • FERGUSON PROTESTERS Fundraise for Cop-Shooter Jeffrey Williams

    03/16/2015 8:09:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 16, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    In October radical Muslim Umar Lee from St. Louis promised an “Islamic Jihad” against the Ferguson police. Umar Lee once threatened to behead his critics and watch them squeal “like Daniel Pearl.” Muslim Umar Lee was arrested in Ferguson Missouri in September. Now Umar Lee is raising money for cop-shooter and protester Jeffrey Williams. From his Twitter page: Easy Way to Donate to Jeffrey Williams: #Ferguson you can do it too. Innocent until proven guilty....
  • Chuck Norris campaigns for Netanyahu

    03/16/2015 7:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 16, 2015 | Amy Miller
    We’ve reached peak endorsement power. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached peak campaign season with his latest endorsement—a short, sweet, and to-the-point video message from none other than Chuck Norris. Yid With Lid has the video: I watched Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before Congress, and I saw a man who loves his country with all his heart and soul. I also saw a strong leader that is absolutely crucial for the safety of the Israeli people. I have done three movies in Israel – “Delta Force” being my favorite – and I formed many friendships while there. You have...
  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and the hijacking of the St. Patrick's Day Parade

    03/15/2015 6:17:54 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 13 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 15, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    Mass Resistance reports: "Up until now, Boston had been the only St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the country not to cave in to pressure and allow homosexual groups to march. In 1995, after a huge legal battle with the Massachusetts liberal political establishment, the Allied War Veterans Council, which runs the Boston annual parade, won a 9-0 US Supreme Court decision giving them the right to exclude homosexual-themed groups – or anyone – from their parade. And they’d held their ground. Last year, as MassResistance reported, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh put enormous pressure on the Council to relent on their...
  • IA: Gun Reform Bill Moves Forward

    03/15/2015 6:10:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    An Iowa gun reform bill is moving forward.  It has passed the House 75 to 24 and appears likely to be approved by the Senate.  A bill with much the same provisions has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee.  From thegaxette.com: The House voted 75-24 to send House File 527 to the Senate, where a similar bill has been approved by the Judiciary Committee. Rep. Matt Windschitl, R-Missouri Valley, said the bill “does many things to advance Second Amendment rights” such as allowing Iowans to get noise suppressors that are regulated by the federal government. It also makes gun carry...
  • Stressed out New Yorkers attend adult pre-school

    03/14/2015 7:54:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | March 14, 2015 | Daniel Howlett
    'Students' of the adult preschool take part in making pasta jewellery. STRESSED out adults are spending up to $1,000 (£700) to unwind at what is thought to be the world’s first pre-school for grown ups. New Yorkers come from across the city to Michelle Joni’s Brooklyn apartment to finger paint, sing, snack and nap. "Then it’s nap time and everybody cuddles up together in a ball." The new concept has attracted photographers, authors and even high-flying corporate lawyers who want to connect with their inner child. Ms Joni said: “It is totally surreal. At the first class we had a...
  • WV: Constitutional Carry Goes to Governor Tomblin

    03/14/2015 4:20:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The West Virgina Senate has made short work of confirming the passage of SB 347, also known as the Constitutional Carry bill. The bill was amended in the House to change the minimum age for carrying concealed without a permit from 18 to 21. It passed the House by a 71 to 29 margin, with 51 Republicans and 20 Democrats voting for the bill. Yesterday, 13 March, the Senate confirmed the amended House vote. Observers at opencarry.org predict that Governor Tomblin will allow the bill to become law without his signature: No one expects him to. He's expected to...
  • Sneed exclusive: Obamas want to live in New York, not Chicago

    03/13/2015 7:29:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 144 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 12, 2015 | Michael Sneed
    Sneed exclusive . . . New York is where they’d rather be. So let’s cut to the chase. Sneed is told by impeccable sources that President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, want to live in New York when they leave the White House. “They want New York, plain and simple,” said a top Sneed source who asked to remain anonymous — but has a relationship with the Obamas. “It’s not an unusual decision,” added the source. “The Clintons moved to New York after Bill Clinton left the presidency. It’s a happening place.” “They love the vibe in New York...
  • WV: Constitutional Carry Passes the House with Bi-Partisan Support

    03/13/2015 6:05:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The West Virginia Constitutional Carry bill,  SB 347 has now passed the House.  The vote was 71 to 29.  This is a very comfortable, veto proof margin.  The bill was amended in the House to raise the age for concealed, permit-less carry from 18 to 21, on the 11th of March.  On the third read today, the 12th of March, it passed with 71 to 29.  The vote was both bi-partisan and sufficient to override a veto.  51 Republicans and 20 Democrats voted for the bill.   13 Republicans and 16 Democrats voted against it. One of the Republicans  who...
  • Armed American Radio's Daily Defense Hour (New Show)

    03/12/2015 5:19:31 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 5 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 3-12-15 | RandallFlagg
    Expanding on the wildly popular Armed American Radio national program, USCCA is proud to announce more unapologetic defense of Second Amendment rights with the new daily syndicated program, Armed American Radio's Daily Defense with Mark Walters. Distributed by Salem Radio Network and launching Monday, April 6th, 2015 weekdays, 4-5pm ET. Armed American Radio's Daily Defense promises a never-before-heard daytime talk format.
  • At the Vatican: Precursors of the Antichrist

    03/12/2015 3:38:37 PM PDT · by cleghornboy · 17 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 12, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    Lifesite is reporting that, "This weekend the Vatican formally hosted one of Britain’s most virulently pro-abortion and pro-homosexual writers, as well as the head of an American organization promoting female ordination, at an officially sanctioned event inside Vatican City walls. Organizers spoke to Vatican Radio as well as the secular press, praising the new atmosphere within the Church’s leadership that made the conference possible. As part of the Vatican’s official observance of International Women’s Day, this Sunday saw two events, one brought in from outside and the other organized by the Pontifical Council for Culture. The latter conference has come...
  • Method Man says FBI Ferguson report ‘played into’ officer shooting

    03/12/2015 3:28:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix Blog ^ | March 12, 2015 | Hunter Schwarz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Method Man made an appearance on "News Nation with Tamron Hall" on MSNBC to talk about an upcoming film, but was instead asked about tension with police in the aftermath of a shooting early Thursday that injured two officers in Ferguson, Mo. "With this thing that happened in Ferguson just now with the two officers, sad, very sad," he said. "I hate to say that the FBI report kind of played into this, and these things shouldn't be happening, but you reap what you sow, in a sense, you know?" The FBI said in January no civil rights charges should...
  • Missouri Gun Sales Soar amid Ferguson Unrest

    03/12/2015 3:20:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 12, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Beginning with the unrest after the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown and that which followed the grand jury verdict in favor of Officer Darren Wilson, as well as the fervor maintained by national hucksters intent on keeping racial tensions aflame, gun sales in Missouri are through the roof. Brown was shot on August 9 ,and within days gun sales began a sharp rise. On August 13 Breitbart News reported that citizens in and around St. Louis were buying up the firearms they needed to protect their lives and property. Now The Washington Post reports sales in February 2015 were...