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  • B Troop finally comes home.

    05/05/2015 7:34:27 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Robert Charette
    Despite its esteemed perch among Fort Huachuca’s decorated iconography, it wasn’t until just last Friday when the 4th Cavalry Regiment B Troop could finally have a place to call home. “For all those years, B Troop never really had its own facility,” B Troop program coordinator Christopher Zimmerman said in his introductory remarks to an assorted crowd in front of the 4th Cavalry’s pristine new horse stables.
  • Violence not related to Freddie Gray on the increase in Baltimore

    05/05/2015 7:00:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/05/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Eight murders and 12 shootings in the Maryland city that are completely unrelated to anything to do with the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray The Baltimore Sun reports in the week since protests turned into major riots, violent crime unrelated to the riots has gone up. Since last Tuesday, there have been eight murders and 12 shootings in the Maryland city that are completely unrelated to anything to do with the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. During the same period of time last year, there was one homicide and five shootings.
  • The toxic implication that Pamela Geller had last night’s terror attack in Texas coming

    05/04/2015 8:18:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 4, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    When political commentators note that there is no justification for sexual violence, they aren’t adhering to doctrinal feminism but the tenets of civilized Western thought. No woman, a responsible citizen would say, invites violence merely because their assailant was uncontrollably stimulated by their victim’s choice of attire. This is such a bedrock principle of human decency that it barely needs to be said. Only the most brutish and crude among us would contend otherwise. Why then does it appear vogue to imply that a terrorist attack on a Texas American Freedom Defense Initiative event organized by the group’s president, Pamela...
  • More than the police politicians need to wear body cameras

    05/04/2015 6:31:50 PM PDT · by GilGil · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/3/2015 | Tanzina Vega
    Washington has a new answer to growing concerns about police brutality: body cameras. After a series of controversial -- and deadly -- confrontations between law enforcement officers and minorities, the Department of Justice is launching a $20 million pilot program to implement body cameras nationwide. The department will spend another $1 million to study the impact of cameras. Meanwhile, cameras are being backed by members of both parties, with Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton calling them a tool to "increase transparency and accountability." In March, Sen. Rand Paul, a GOP presidential candidate, and several Democrats introduced a bill to establish...
  • Albuquerque police arrest man accused of beating, raping 75-year-old

    05/04/2015 12:37:35 PM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 15 replies
    KRQE News 13 ^ | May 4, 2015 | KRQE News 13
    Albuquerque police arrest man accused of beating, raping 75-year-old Ernest Casias Ernest Casias ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The man accused in of beating and raping an elderly woman is now behind bars. Albuquerque Police have arrested 56-year-old Ernest Casias. In early March, police found a 75-year-old woman at her apartment near Academy and McKinney. A co-worker called APD, saying she hadn’t seen her show up. According to police, she had been raped and then violently beaten. According to the criminal complaint, Casias and the woman may have been working to start a business and that she had already paid Casias around...
  • UT: Armed Man Stops Crime Spree, Media notices!

    05/04/2015 6:03:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A small number of violent criminals commit a large number of violent crimes.   These criminals only recognize naked force;  sometimes the person with a gun who stops them is a victim who is armed; sometimes it is a concerned citizen; sometimes it is the police.  In this case in Utah, the criminal committed multiple crimes in one morning, with multiple warrants for his arrest pending prior to that.  From FOX 13 News’ Robert Boyd reports a resident of an apartment was nearly hit at some point as the suspects drove through a grassy area during their escape. “I...
  • 2 Dead in Texas: Shots in competition for Muhammad cartoons

    05/03/2015 6:59:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Bild (Germany) ^ | May 4, 2015
    Garland - shock moment in Texas! In a controversial competition with cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed shots were fired near Dallas. An official in special operations outfit said the visitors towards the end of the event on Sunday evening (local time) at the Curtis Culwell Center in the city of Garland, the shots were fired in front of the building. The venue was cordoned off immediately. As US media reports, two suspects were shot. They had tried the event had to approach with a bomb. In the shootout, therefore also a security guard was injured. Planten the perpetrators may have...
  • Man Murders Essex County Teacher; Cops Shoot Killer (New Jersey)

    05/03/2015 6:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Patch ^ | May 2, 2015 | Eric Kiefer
    An Essex County man shot and killed the mother of his child - a 27-year-old teacher - in front of her East Orange home on Friday. A police officer on the scene then shot the man in response. According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, 42-year-old Andre Higgs, of Watchung, shot Latrena May, a teacher at Pride Academy in East Orange, after she flagged down a police officer during an argument outside May’s home around 10 p.m. May was pronounced dead at the scene. Higgs was taken to a hospital; details about his condition were not available. He will face...
  • The Owners of the Out Hotel on Why They Hosted Ted Cruz and the Backlash From the Gay Community

    05/03/2015 3:47:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | May 1, 2015 | Carl Swanson
    Ten days ago, the real-estate investor Ian Reisner and his business and former romantic partner Mati Weiderpass — who, among other things, own the Out Hotel on West 42nd Street — had a dinner party at the duplex they still own together on Central Park South. Their guest that night was the vehemently conservative Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, and his wife. Their old friend Kalman Sporn, an advisor to Cruz’s team on the Middle East, was the man who brought them all together, and after the food, they settled into the Art Deco chairs and had...
  • Jobs elusive for 40% of area poor: Survey respondents still struggling

    05/03/2015 1:41:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette's Local ^ | May 3, 2015 | Sherry Slater
    A survey targeting local low-income families has found that 40 percent of respondents felt they have very little or no job security, according to results being released this week. That kind of instability makes it challenging to commit to car loans, apartment leases and tuition payments – steps often necessary to improving a family’s economic standing. Of those participating in the survey, more than 1 in 2 has received free groceries or meals and about 1 in 4 has needed help with housing, utilities or health care. The 502 responses reflect the experiences of those who continue to struggle in...
  • Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat

    05/03/2015 6:23:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao's defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero. Gymnasiums and other public venues where the 12-round fight was shown for free on Sunday lunchtime local time were quickly vacated after it was announced Pacquiao lost by unanimous decision. Herminio Coloma, a spokesman for President Benigno Aquino III, said "the country still holds its head high in the admirable fight of our National Fist."(continued)
  • Baltimore sergeant says suspects are challenging cops: ‘It is about to get ugly’

    05/02/2015 9:18:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 2, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) A Baltimore police sergeant said Friday that suspects are now trying to lure officers into physical altercations. He added that things are “about to get ugly.” Sgt. Lennardo Bailey told “Eastern Command Staff” that unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray has transformed into an environment where cops are increasingly challenged by suspects. “I have been to five calls today and three of those five calls for service; I have been challenged to a fight. Some of them I blew off but one of them almost got ugly. I don’t want anybody to say that I did...
  • Thousands Expected At Saturday’s ‘Victory’ Rally For Freddie Gray

    05/02/2015 9:02:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — Ten thousand people are expected to come into Baltimore today to rally for justice for Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who died in police custody. After Friday’s announcement that the six police officers, involved in Gray’s arrest when he allegedly received his critical injuries, were charged celebrations began in the streets of Penn-North — the area where Monday’s violent riots started and the place where Gray was initially taken into police custody....
  • Baltimore Gangbanger to Toure: We Made Ties with ‘Political Officials’ in City

    05/01/2015 4:27:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 29, 2015 | 5:04 PM EDT | Ken Shepherd
    Bloods member Nikko Caldwell insisted in an interview with MSNBC’s Toure that the gang’s truce with their rivals the Crips would continue indefinitely because they have made the right ties with certain “political officials” in the city. The Cycle co-host completely dropped the ball after such a shocking admission, however, when he failed to ask Caldwell to name names. What’s more, when Pastor Donte Hickman insisted that tapping the “natural power and influence” of gangs like the Bloods and the Crips was “the democratic way,” Toure seemed completely unfazed. …
  • Oklahoma Repeals Knife ban that Balimore Police used to Arrest Freddy Grey

    05/01/2015 1:28:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Oklahoma has repealed their version of the switchblade knife ban.   Baltimore has a similar law that Freddy Grey was arrested under before his death from a serious spinal cord injury, three fractured vertebrae, and a crushed voice box, apparently while in police custody.   The Baltimore law is more vague than the Oklahoma law HB 1911(pdf) , and the AG in Baltimore has ruled that the arrest was illegal, probably for two reasons. First, the knife was not concealed. The officer noted that he saw the knife clipped to the front pants pocket. Second, the knife was not a...
  • Freddie Gray Arrest Exposes an Antiquated Knife Law Similar to New York's

    05/01/2015 7:54:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Village Voice ^ | 27 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Freddie Gray's death in Baltimore is the latest in a rash of high-profile deaths of black men at the hands of police. In what has become a much-too-familiar pattern, there are questions about how Gray died and whether the officers who arrested him used excessive force, causing the neck injury that severed his spinal cord and, apparently, killed him. Bystander video taken during Gray's arrest shows that he was conscious and apparently not severely injured when he was loaded into a police van on April 12. Gray, 25, later died of a neck injury. The circumstances suggest that Gray's transportation...
  • NH: As Predicted, Governor Hassan (D) says she will veto constitutional carry

    04/30/2015 8:48:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    As predicted in an article three days ago, before Governor Hassan  had made a definite statement, she says that she will veto the New Hampshire constitutional carry bill.   The bill has passed both the Senate and the House, but not by veto proof margins.  From CONCORD — Before the House could take a vote Wednesday, Gov. Maggie Hassan said she would veto a bill that would repeal the requirement for a concealed firearms permit. The House passed the measure by at 212-150 margin. Governor Hassan did not explain why the requirement for a permit was necessary, given that...
  • Fun Facts About Stephanie Rawlings-Blake [Baltimore]

    04/30/2015 6:11:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 4/30/15 | Dave Blount
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is not an easy person to take seriously, but her decision to give space to those “who wished to destroy” has at least made her interesting.Her office says she was misunderstood regarding her alarming “space to destroy” remark. However, it has been revealed that she did order police to stand down so that the rioters could destroy her city: Despite a firm denial by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a senior law enforcement source charges that she gave an order for police to stand down as riots broke out Monday night, raising more questions about whether some...
  • Lawmakers want FDA to crack down on soap makers

    04/30/2015 2:29:20 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 26 replies
    Simpleunhookedliving | April 26, 2015 | Blog member
    People who are trying to do good for their families and the planet by living a simple life based on traditional skills are facing yet another assault. Artisanal soap makers say new regulations, proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), will put them out of business. Many soap makers are rural “kitchen table” operations that rely on the income to fund their simple living lifestyle. Some use milk from goats they raise and ingredients they harvest from the land. The Handmade Cosmetic Alliance posted this form on its website that can be used to reach out...
  • SHOCK VIDEO>>> Hundreds of Baltimore Looters CLEAN OUT Sporting Goods Store

    04/30/2015 12:53:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 29, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    The owners of Baltimore’s Sports Mart in Mondawmin Mall released surveillance video of ‘hundreds’ of looters rampaging through the family-owned business Monday night. The video shows Black men and women pouring in to the store and stealing everything in sight. The owners of the store are white. There are reports that non-Black-owned stores were targeted for looting by the Baltimore rioters.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)WJZ-TV in Baltimore aired the footage and interviewed the owners. They said the store was cleaned out–including the safe which was found in the street a block-and-half-away. WJZ reporter Amy Yensi said the store’s eleven employees have been laid off...
  • 101 Baltimore Protesters Go Free as Arrest Paperwork Backs Up

    04/29/2015 6:20:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 29, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson and Jon Schuppe
    Dozens of people arrested in violent demonstrations this week in Baltimore were being released early Wednesday evening because police were unable to complete their paperwork in time, the state public defender's office said. The 101 detainees began walking free without charges about the same time that Baltimore police announced that their report into the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man who died in police custody this month, wouldn't be made public Friday. Police Commissioner Anthony Batts had set a deadline of Friday to file the report with state investigators. Capt. Eric Kowalczyk said late Wednesday afternoon that the...
  • Cleveland City Council: Gun Control Needed Whether It Works or Not [semi-satire]

    04/29/2015 10:47:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 April 2015 | John Semmens
    Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley (D) urged fellow council members to pass a sweeping gun-control ordinance despite doubts that it would be effective or enforceable. “Will this measure stop gun violence?” Kelley asked. “Probably not, but it is important that we pass it as a reflection of our values.” A key provision of the new ordinance is that it prohibits carrying a concealed deadly weapon or handgun, unless the person is a police officer or a bonafide criminal. Kelley conceded that “this provision might seem paradoxical, but we feel it greatly simplifies and clarifies the situation. If you are...
  • New Hampshire Senate Passes Constitutional Carry Reform

    04/29/2015 6:52:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    New Hampshire has always been a state that seemed likely to be one of the first to pass constitutional carry, which allows people who may legally own guns to carry them either openly or concealed without a permit. While attempts have been made in the past several years, various mishaps have resulted in no bill being passed.  Sister state Vermont has the longest border with New Hampshire, and Vermont has had constitutional carry since 1791, and one of the lowest crime rates in the nation. This year House Bill 582 was killed in the criminal justice committee, and it...
  • Police: Female student raped by two classmates in school computer lab

    04/28/2015 6:32:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    CLEVELAND – Police arrested two male teens at Cleveland’s East Technical High School after a female student told authorities they raped her in a school computer lab last month. The 18-year-old alleged victim told police two of her male classmates, a 16-year-old she had prior relations with and his 18-year-old cousin, forced themselves on her in a school computer lab as school was letting out March 18, according to girl told ABC 5 the 16-year-old asked her to meet him at the computer lab, she did, and that’s where he attempted to force himself on her.“I said ‘no’ like...
  • Liberals angry at Whole Foods for feeding National Guardsmen in Baltimore

    04/28/2015 5:22:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 4/28/15
    Whole Foods is donating food to National Guardsmen in Baltimore. And that makes Angry Black Lady, well, angry: This is tone-deaf, especially when thousands of school kids in Baltimore need lunch, @WholeFoods. #TWiBNation— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) April 28, 2015 And she’s not alone. Liberals furious at the upscale grocery store sent “Whole Foods” trending in the U.S. this afternoon. Whoa… Baltimore shuts down schools, denies 80%+ kids their only stable meal, & Whole Foods gives free lunches 2 Natl Guard whom has money?— DJ Big Will (@DJBigWill) April 28, 2015 I spent my last money with @WholeFoods last night....
  • Baltimore Police Cite Presence of Minors in Defending Response to Unrest

    04/28/2015 3:02:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 28, 2015 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Richard Pérez-Peña
    BALTIMORE — Addressing questions about the police’s tempered response to unrest on Monday in Baltimore, a police spokesman said Tuesday that officers took a restrained approach early on because most of the people involved seemed to be minors. A social media campaign that appeared to be goading Baltimore residents into rioting on Monday afternoon was timed to 3 p.m., about when schools were being dismissed, Capt. J. Eric Kowalczyk of the Baltimore Police Department said Tuesday during a news conference. “When we deployed our officers yesterday, we were deploying for a high school event,” Captain Kowalczyk told reporters. “I don’t...
  • 150 New Jersey State Troopers Headed To Baltimore In Riot Aftermath

    04/28/2015 12:14:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Patch ^ | April 28, 2015 | Anthony Bellano
    New Jersey will send 150 state troopers to help deal with rioting in Baltimore, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said during a news conference on Tuesday. “We’re asking for volunteers and donations,” Hogan said. “We’ve been in communication with other states to bring in resources. Governor Christie in New Jersey has agreed to send in 150 New Jersey State Troopers and assets to help us.” The Governor’s Office confirmed the deployment on Twitter. “I spoke directly with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan last night and let him know that New Jersey is offering our full support and solidarity in their efforts to...
  • Police Pursuit in Riverside County CA (Live)

    04/27/2015 8:37:50 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 33 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 4/27/2015 | none
    Southbound on the I-15 towards San Diego County.
  • Is there a website that reviews gun shops?

    04/27/2015 6:42:42 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 21 replies
    04/27/15 | NewJerseyJoe
    My brother, who lives in Arizona, is finally starting to see the light about arming himself and learning how to use it. Because it's Arizona, there are gun stores every 100 feet. ;-) Question..... What's the best way for him to find out who to patronize? Is there a website that reviews gun shops (for service, quality, knowledgeable staff, etc.)? My current advice is for him to go to a range or gun club that lets new shooters rent different models and has qualified instructors -- and also to ask lots of questions. Thanks friends.
  • We Shouldn’t Accept LGBT Businessman Ian Reisner’s Duplicitous Apology (Gaystapo roars)

    04/27/2015 2:50:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Care2 ^ | April 27, 2015 | Chris Sosa
    New York City-based gay businessman Ian Reisner recently hosted a “fireside chat” with Sen. Ted Cruz in Manhattan. You read that correctly: a successful LGBT community member invited one of the most notoriously anti-LGBT politicians in the U.S. to his home. His business partner, Mati Weiderpass, even posted a photo of the two together on Facebook (seen above). Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass are called “pioneers in the gay hospitality industry” by The New York Times. The piece talks about how “opposition to President Obama,” the single best president on LGBT issues, was a focal point of the evening in...
  • Republican Presidential Kudzu Overtaking South Carolina Landscape (Laughingly ignorant)

    04/26/2015 7:22:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Politicus USA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | April 26, 2015 | Dennis S.
    Oh Lord: An overgrowth of Republican presidential candidate kudzu is blanketing South Carolina these days. The Palmetto state appears to be an imperative stopover for anybody who has even remotely thought about entering the 2016 Republican presidential primary. And there is a bunch of anybody’s. The first big boy appearance in the Upstate was the redoubtable radical, Canadian citizenship renouncing, Ted Cruz. Cruz is so far out there that those attending his speaking engagements are encouraged to show up in full space regalia. Cruz considers himself to be God’s candidate. To that end, he announced his intentions to run at...
  • Kumbaya: #FreddieGray protest brings together Crips, Bloods and the Nation of Islam? [photos]

    04/26/2015 5:54:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 4/26/15
    Photos shared on Twitter of yesterday’s protest in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray allegedly show members of the rival Bloods and Crips street gangs putting aside their differences and marching together: The Bloods, Crips and the Nation of Islam have united in Baltimore for #FreddieGray— HBCU Pride Nation (@HBCUPrideNation) April 26, 2015 Bloods and Crips gang members squash beef in Baltimore in honor of Freddie Gray and to protest together for justice.— HBCU Buzz (@HBCUBuzz) April 26, 2015 The fact bloods and crips came together to protest the murder of #FreddieGray is astounding and beautiful.— Queen...
  • Freddie Gray Protesters Attack, Rob Reporter Videotaping Them (Baltimore, Maryland)

    04/26/2015 3:32:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 26, 2015 | Andrew Desiderio
    As demonstrations in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray in police custody became increasingly violent last night, protesters attacked and robbed a Russia Today reporter who was videotaping them. Young men were seen in the video flashing the middle finger to the camera and shouting obscenities. As they get closer to the reporter videotaping, she is thrown to the ground. According to RT’s Russian-language site, a protester stole the reporter’s handbag. She pursued the attacker on foot until police showed up. As The Blaze pointed out, though, RT neglected to mention the attack on their English-language website. Watch the...
  • ‘Water Gandhi’ of India Turns Dust Bowls Into Lush Villages Using Ancient Ways

    04/25/2015 10:17:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Good News Network ^ | March 22, 2015 | Staff
    A $150,000 prize has been awarded to the “Water Gandhi of India” for his wildly successful work that turns abandoned, impoverished “dust bowls” into lush villages bustling with life again using an ancient method of rainwater harvesting. For teaching thousands of villagers in India’s most arid region how to build earthen dams to catch the monsoon rains and revitalize their land, Rajendra Singh was honored Friday with the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize. 30 years ago, Singh went to the poverty-stricken state of Rajasthan with the aim of setting up health clinics. He was told by villagers, however, that their greatest...
  • New Jersey man denied gun permit for crime he didn’t commit

    04/25/2015 1:47:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 25, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Welcome to the Garden State. Just leave your guns at the border, please. Local news outlets are reporting on a court case which has recently come to a close wherein a citizen, identified only as Z.L., had applied for a gun permit in 2013. Keep in mind that this is not a permit to carry… just to be able to purchase and own a gun. He was turned down because the background investigation revealed that he had been arrested on a domestic violence charge fifteen years earlier. But he was aquitted on the charge, so we should be able to...
  • Bear activity closes Huachuca Canyon on fort.

    04/25/2015 10:39:56 AM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Huachuca Canyon, a popular location for hikers, runners and cyclists on Fort Huachcua, has been closed until further notice due to increased bear activity. On Thursday, a bear followed and charged hikers in the canyon and later approached cyclists. That same day, a mountain lion was spotted in the canyon.
  • Petition to Univ. of Maryland Student Entertainment Events to screen the movie "American Sniper"

    04/24/2015 5:19:11 PM PDT · by blueyon · 4 replies ^ | 4/23/15 | Breyer Hillegas
    The movie American Sniper is about a decorated American war hero who served his country valiantly. While we may disagree about the motives and politics of the Iraq War, the movie shows the sacrifice that Chris Kyle made, like so many of his fellow servicemen and women who put themselves in harm’s way to protect our country, including numerous University of Maryland alumni. If the University prevents a movie like this from being shown, it promotes intolerance and stifles dialogue and debate on the subject and goes directly against the atmosphere the University of Maryland purports to provide. As adults...
  • TX: Grandma uses NAA Guardian to Stop Knife Attack

    04/24/2015 4:38:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    From “He stood there and we talked for a while, [him] just asking for directions and me giving them to him,” Turner recalled. “Never thought that when I turned my head that that young man would stick a knife to my throat.” But the 74-year-old grandmother had an option: An NAA Guardian that she had decided to carry with her that day. “I seen the gun laying there. And I figured that would work better than the knife,” Turner said. “I just reached down, got the gun and turned around and pointed it to his face. And I...
  • Feminist Groups Post "No Catcalling" Signs all Over Philadelphia Featuring Cat, Crotch-Grabbing

    04/23/2015 6:35:52 AM PDT · by rightistight · 27 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/23/15 | Aurelius
    The feminist groups "Pussy Division" and "Feminist Apparel" are now posting signs over Philadelphia proclaiming that the area is a "no catcalling" zone. Signs like these are under stop and parking signs in the city: Pussy Division and Feminist Apparel are proud of their work, asking people on the signs to follow them on twitter @PussyDivision and @FeministApparel. Feminist Apparel has a picture of another mass-produced sign that they've put up, which features stick figure men yelling at a cat and grabbing their crotch: They also have another tweet about another sign featuring a cat, this time with it driving...
  • An Earth Day call to ban fracking across this land

    04/22/2015 10:54:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | April 22, 2015 | Mark Ruffalo, actor and director
    Just say no, Obama. Flaming water, poisoned air and destroyed lives — that’s what I found when I traveled to Dimock, Pa., in 2009 to see the impacts of fracking firsthand. Six years later, this tragic story is one shared by countless Americans, too many of them with no choice in the matter. Ten years after the Bush-Cheney administration exempted fracking from key parts of some of our nation’s most important environmental and public health laws, including the Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act, the science is finally catching up to the process — and...
  • Civil lawsuit to be filed Thursday in Michael Brown's death

    04/22/2015 9:19:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lawyers for the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb, announced Wednesday night that they planned to file a civil lawsuit the following day against the city of Ferguson. Attorneys for the family said in a statement Wednesday night that the wrongful death lawsuit would be filed Thursday....
  • Is Marco Rubio an anchor-baby?

    04/22/2015 12:06:18 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 35 replies
    Self ^ | 04/22/15 | Self
    Since Marco Rubio was born in the U.S. to the parents that were not U.S. citizens, does that make him an anchor baby? I personally think at least one parent should be a U.S. citizen before citizenship is granted upon birth. I haven't really seen many people talking about this.
  • Terrorist targets the army contractor in Peshawar

    04/21/2015 8:37:21 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies
    Peshawar, April 22, 2015, terrorist has tried to blow the army contractor house in an afghan colony on Wednesday morning. In the result of the blast the front of house partially damaged while 9 other shops were also damaged. According to the police the blast occurred at 5.55 am, early the morning in the surrounding area of Peshawar, Afghan colony. After the blast the electric wire also cut and electricity shut down in the area. Local reached to the spot, but no human loss registered. Local police of the police station Faqir Abad also reached to the spot and started...
  • Here’s Something Every Conservative Activist Can Do (Which They Don’t, So Libs Win By Default)

    04/21/2015 6:56:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | April 21, 2015 | Grant Noble
    Run for precinct committeeman (below). Take over the party apparatus of their choice and get to know how to build winning coalitions. Liberals do this in both parties, which is why they rule despite being outnumbered by conservatives 2 to 1. And yes, you can publish this under your own name for all I care! Funny how all the “big names” in the conservative media never want to tell anyone how to become really effectivein politics (and there by lose their clout to deliver for the political Insiders!) Grant Noble The Most Powerful Office in the World is Not the...
  • Constitutional Carry Gives Birth to TrainMeKansas!

    04/20/2015 9:45:18 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 3 replies
    Page Nine ^ | Monday, April 20, 2015 | The Uninvited Ombudsman
    TrainMeArizona Plan Spreads to Kansas! The lamestream media told you: A lot of misinformation: "news" reporting on the bill was typically horrendous. Ms. Stoneking reports: "Some reported we had passed open carry -- Kansas has always been an open carry state (statehood was in 1861). Some said now felons could carry guns -- uh duh, no. Some were talking how now we could drive around in our cars with a concealed gun with no permit -- uh, we already could do that as long as it wasn't concealed on our person. Basically just the fear mongering, Kansas will turn into...
  • Marriage law shouldn’t permit ‘poisonous’ polygamy, says ex-FLDS member

    04/20/2015 1:26:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Al Jazeera America's The Scrutineer Blog ^ | March 19, 2015 | Joanna Walters
    Kat Steed, left, and Dixie Allen hold hands in the Mormon church’s Temple Square, Jan. 14, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Steed, who escaped the FLDS in Colorado City, Arizona, calls polygamy “poisonous.” On a chilly winter morning at sunrise in Salt Lake City, the sun glints on the snowcapped mountains that surround Utah’s state capital and the dazzling white Mormon temple that dominates the downtown area. All is quiet. But change is in the air in this deeply religious, blood-red Republican state — upheaval, even. Same-sex marriage became legal in Utah last October, a dramatic cultural shift for many,...
  • If NY towns secede, can NY businesses succeed?

    04/20/2015 12:45:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WBNG-TV ^ | April 19, 2015 | Caroline Goggin
    Two months ago, Action News brought you the story about one local organization researching into a possible secession for 15 towns in Upstate New York to Pennsylvania. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D) decision to ban hydraulic fracking in New York compelled the Upstate New York Towns Association to look into the idea. This month, the organization is releasing more information on the matter. Carolyn Price, president of the Upstate New York Towns Association, shared the group’s findings with Action News exclusively this week. Price said Upstate New York is currently in an “economic death spiral.” She attributes her statement to various...
  • WI: Armed Husband stops Crime Spree

    04/20/2015 8:00:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Criminals normally commit many crimes before they are caught.  If these crimes occur in a short amount of time, we call it a crime spree.  One of the ways these crime sprees are cut short is that the criminals encounter an armed citizen.  It happened in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday, the 10th  of April, 2015.  From MADISON, Wis. - Police said two men were arrested after a string of violent home invasions Friday on Madison's west side. A number of people were victimized, starting with a 90 year old woman, then a 22 year old noticed a burglary...
  • Homebuilders to begin 1,194-home community near Lake Lewisville (DFW area, Texas)

    04/19/2015 5:50:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Dallas Business News ^ | April 8, 2015 | Candace Carlisle
    A group of homebuilders are beginning work on a project slated to bring about 1,194 homes to a 500-acre development along Lake Lewisville in Denton County, which is being developed by Charlotte-based Crescent Communities in partnership with Taylor Duncan Interests. The builders — K Hovnanian Homes, Highland Homes and MHI McGuyer Homebuilders — expect to soon begin construction on the model homes of the community, called Wildridge, with the first models completed by June. The homes will range in price from the $300,000s to the $500,000s. The homes will range from 1,800 square feet to 4,800 square feet of living...
  • Heidi Cruz, a San Luis Obispo native, campaigns now as wife of a presidential candidate

    04/19/2015 12:49:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | April 18, 2015 | Patrick S. Pemberton, The Tribune, San Luis Obispo
    Presidential politics first captured Heidi Nelson Cruz’s attention in the 1980s, when the 12-year-old read a Time magazine piece about the Ronald Reagan-Walter Mondale race while working at her San Luis Obispo bread stand. She would later become a Capitol Hill intern, a policy aide on the George W. Bush campaign and economic director for the Western Hemisphere with the National Security Council. But while government and politics might have been her calling at one time, nothing in her background could have prepared her for the summer of 2013, when her husband, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, helped force a shutdown...