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  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Bails On ObamaCare After $500M Loss

    06/25/2016 8:29:04 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2016 | Jlhn Hayward
    The partial withdrawal of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota from the ObamaCare marketplace, driven out by staggering financial losses, is another important milestone in the collapse of the ill-conceived and inaccurately named Affordable Care Act. Providers have been bailing out of ObamaCare across the land, but not Blue Cross/Blue Shield providers. It’s not a total departure from the market, as CEO Michael Guyette took pains to explain at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: In a sign of continuing tumult in the health insurance industry, the state’s largest insurer said Thursday it will no longer offer its traditional suite of flexible...
  • Democratic platform drafters align on Israeli-Palestinian stance

    06/23/2016 8:01:06 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 23, 2016
    Two delegates to the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee — one appointed by Hillary Clinton and the other by Bernie Sanders — said the platform must reflect the hardships faced both by Israelis and Palestinians. [Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., appointed by Sanders and Clinton respectively, said] “Palestinians struggle under an unjust occupation that deprives them of the rights, opportunities and independence that they deserve. That is the reality of a conflict that has gone on for far too long and at a terrible cost.” The statement was released by J Street, the liberal Middle East policy...
  • Keith Nahigian Hired For Trump Campaign

    06/20/2016 8:24:52 AM PDT · by proust · 50 replies
    regated ^ | 6/20/2016 | Sam Wenkert
    Earlier this morning, The Donald Trump campaign called for an emergency meeting in order to discuss the future. A few things happened: Corey Lewandowski was fired from the campaign, and another man was brought on.
  • Blood Stored Here Helps Bury 9/11 Firefighter in New York (MN)

    06/17/2016 9:30:15 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    ABC News / KSTP.com ^ | 6/17/16 | Todd Wilson
    Nearly 15 years after 9/11, New York firefighter and Battalion Chief Larry Stack is slowly but surely moving toward his final resting place. Stack and 342 other firefighters died trying to save lives at the World Trade Center that were destroyed in the September 11th, 2001 attacks. Stacks' remains like many others were never found or identified. So his family didn't hold a funeral for him. They were hoping his remains would be found. Plus, the Catholic Church requires physical remains be present in church for a funeral. After 15 agonizing years Stacks' family remembered he had gone into the...
  • Muslim rep. decries Trump’s ‘villainous rampage against other Americans’

    06/13/2016 7:19:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on Monday night called Donald Trump “a narcissistic fascist” for shifting the focus to himself in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Ellison, the first Muslim member of Congress, decried the presumptive GOP presidential nominee for turning attention away from the 49 people killed and 53 injured at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday. Trump has come under fire for a self-congratulatory tweet he sent out after the terrorist attack, in which he said he “appreciate[s] the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism.” “It is clear that we have...
  • Appeals court rejects $1.8M award to Jesse Ventura in 'American Sniper' case

    06/13/2016 2:43:20 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 35 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 13 Jun 16 | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS – A federal appeals court on Monday threw out $1.8 million in damages awarded to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, who said he was defamed by the late author Chris Kyle in the bestselling book "American Sniper." The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also sent a portion of the case -- Ventura's defamation claim -- back to the district court for a new trial, saying Ventura's attorneys made improper remarks and the trial court "clearly abused its discretion in denying a new trial."
  • Court overturns verdict in Ventura defamation case

    06/13/2016 10:11:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 6/13/2016 | Randy Furst
    The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Monday overruled the jury that awarded $1.8 million to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in a 2014 defamation case.Ventura won the award against the estate of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose memoir “American Sniper” described an altercation between him and Ventura that the former governor said did not happen. Kyle’s widow, Taya Kyle, appealed the jury’s verdict, which came after a three-week federal trial in St. Paul in July 2014.In a 2 to 1 decision, the appeals court threw out the $1.35 million awarded to Ventura for “unjust enrichment.” It ordered the...
  • Trump's 'Pocahontas' attack leaves fellow Republicans squirming (again)

    06/10/2016 9:05:35 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 173 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 10, 2016 | Matea Gold, Karoun Demirjian and Mike DeBonis
    The furor over Trump’s assaults on the impartiality of a Latino judge had just begun to subside when he lobbed two tweets Friday morning responding to Warren, who had lambasted him as a "thin-skinned, racist bully" in a speech the previous evening. "Pocahontas is at it again!" Trump wrote in one. "Goofy Elizabeth Warren, one of the least productive U.S. Senators, has a nasty mouth." [Snip] The response to the Pocahontas remarks have been mixed and in many cases muted - a sign of how jittery GOP leaders are still trying to find their comfort level with his rhetoric. [Snip]...
  • Anti-Trump Protester Celebrates Violence Outside San Jose Rally

    06/06/2016 10:55:07 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 21 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 4, 2016 | Jack Davis
    "... an exercise in blame-shifting." A Twitter user going by the name Houdini, who identifies himself as a Black Muslim, has been celebrating his takedown of a white Trump protester during Thursday’s anti-Trump protests in San Jose. Coverage of the man’s self-congratulating publicity on The Gateway Pundit revealed him to be Seyfudin Mohamud, a Somali native who had come to California from Minnesota. He posted selfie videos from the protest, including one in which his clothes match those seen in an ABC News video of violence at the rally.
  • STILL SHOTS=> Black Muslim Chases, Tackles White Trump Supporter – Then Brags on Twitter

    06/03/2016 7:19:16 PM PDT · by boycott · 63 replies
    www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 6-3-2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    A poster on Twitter who identifies as a Black Muslim man claims to have been the person seen on news video chasing and tackling a young white male Trump supporter following a Trump rally in San Jose Thursday. Using the Twitter handle “Houdini @sizzle_seyf”, the man posted the news video and retweeted congratulations on his chasing and tackling the Trump supporter. Here are the still images of anti-Trump Muslim “Houdini” chasing and tacking a Trump supporter leaving the rally in San Jose, California.
  • STILL SHOTS=> Black Muslim Chases, Tackles White Trump Supporter After San Jose Rally...

    06/03/2016 2:16:07 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 66 replies
    GP ^ | 6/3/2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    STILL SHOTS=> Black Muslim Chases, Tackles White Trump Supporter After San Jose Rally – Then Brags on Twitter A poster on Twitter who identifies as a Black Muslim man claims to have been the person seen on news video chasing and tackling a young white male Trump supporter following a Trump rally in San Jose Thursday. Using the Twitter handle “Houdini @sizzle_seyf”, the man posted the news video and retweeted congratulations on his chasing and tackling the Trump supporter. Here are the still images of anti-Trump Muslim “Houdini” chasing and tacking a Trump supporter leaving the rally in San Jose,...
  • Black Muslim Chases, Tackles White Trump Supporter After San Jose Rally – Then Brags on Twitter

    06/04/2016 11:56:01 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 75 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jun 3rd, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    A poster on Twitter who identifies as a Black Muslim man claims to have been the person seen on news video chasing and tackling a young white male Trump supporter following a Trump rally in San Jose Thursday. Using the Twitter handle “Houdini @sizzle_seyf”, the man posted the news video and retweeted congratulations on his chasing and tackling the Trump supporter. Here are the still images of anti-Trump Muslim “Houdini” chasing and tacking a Trump supporter leaving the rally in San Jose, California. Before the Trump rally, Houdini had been posting about “My Ramadan.” https://twitter.com/sizzle_seyf/status/738517345157537793 https://twitter.com/sizzle_seyf/status/738454745434578944 “#ramadanconfessions me and the...
  • Police identify man who carried out UCLA murder-suicide

    06/02/2016 8:13:25 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies
    CBS 5 AZ ^ | 02 JUNE 2016 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police on Thursday identified the man they say carried out a murder-suicide that took the life of an engineering professor at UCLA. The shooter was Mainak Sarkar, said Officer Jenny Houser, a city police spokeswoman. Sarkar is listed on a UCLA website as a member of a computational biomechanics research group run by the victim, a professor of biomechanical engineering.
  • Two dead in murder-suicide at UCLA; LAPD says 'campus is now safe'

    06/01/2016 1:27:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 1, 2016 | Joseph Serna , Richard Winton and Hailey Branson-Potts
    campus shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning left two men dead in a murder-suicide that sent thousands of students running for safety and barricading themselves in classrooms, authorities said. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck confirmed that the shooter was one of the two men killed in a small office in a building in the campus’ engineering complex.
  • Shooting at UCLA prompts campus lockdown

    06/01/2016 11:03:17 AM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 1, 2016 | Joseph Serna , Richard Winton and Hailey Branson-Potts•
    Two people were injured in a shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning, prompting a massive response from local and federal law enforcement, according to a police and university spokespersons. The campus was placed on lock down just after 10 a.m., as police searched for the gunman, according to the university.
  • From FOX News: Active shooter on campus at UCLA

    06/01/2016 10:20:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 170 replies
    FOX News | June 1, 2016 | FOX News
    Campus on lockdown. Request to shelter in place.
  • Bomb Threat Ends Milo Yiannopoulos Event at UCLA [Active Shooter kills 2]

    06/01/2016 12:12:19 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1 Jun 2016 | Jen Lawrence
    The latest stop on Milo Yiannopoulous’s “Dangerous Faggot Tour” at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) was blocked by protests at the beginning, and evacuated by a bomb threat at the end. Before the event started, groups of protesters gathered outside of the Broad Art Building, where Milo was to speak. A large banner was hung from the third story of a neighboring building, which read: “Bruins Against Hate.” Groups of women and men stood outside holding pro-feminism signs — with black duct tape over their mouths (above).
  • UCLA Gunman Mainak Sarkar Had Kill 'List,' May Have Slayed Minnesota Woman: LAPD

    06/02/2016 9:33:51 AM PDT · by GilGil · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/1/2016 | Elizabeth Chuck and Andrew Blankstein
    The former UCLA doctoral student who killed a professor in an apparent murder-suicide had a "kill list" that included the name of a woman found dead in Minnesota, as well as another UCLA instructor, the Los Angeles police chief said. Chief Charlie Beck told the KTLA television station that a victim was found shot to death in Minnesota after authorities found information in Mainak Sarkar's home that led them to her. "That person was shot," Beck said. "The connection is very strong. We still have to do the various ballistic tests ... but it's very strong." "It was a list...
  • Meet Mainak Sarkar: the UCLA Shooting Who Killed a Father

    06/02/2016 9:22:27 AM PDT · by blueyon · 19 replies
    DML ^ | 6/02/6 | Admin DML
    The suspect in the shooting of a UCLA professor has been named as PhD candidate Mainak Sarkar. The victim was Professor William Klug, 39, a teacher in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Sarkar was first identified in a report by CBS News. He was a native of Minneapolis and had a PhD in solid mechanics from UCLA. The shooting prompted a two-hour lockdown at the school with LAPD Charlie Beck telling the media when it was over, “The campus is entirely contained. We believe there are no suspects outstanding and no continuing threat to UCLA’s campus.” Things to Know About the...
  • PhD student who shot his UCLA prof dead: Indian rubber engineer killed thesis supervisor [tr]

    06/02/2016 7:52:52 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 6-2-16 | Chris Pleasance
    Mainak Sarkar, 38, who lives in Minneapolis but is thought to have been born in India, shot engineering professor William Klug, 39, dead in his office before turning the gun on himself, the LAPD confirmed. Sarkar appears to have had a long-running feud with Klug. In a blog post uploaded on March 10 under his name, he writes that the professor 'stole all my code and gave it another student' and brands him a 'sick man'. The post, which was uploaded to a blog called Long Dark Tunnel but has since been deleted, says: 'William Klug, UCLA professor is not...
  • Sanders' pro-Palestine backers could spark uproar at Dem convention

    06/01/2016 6:01:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    'Justice for Palestinians cannot be attained without the lifting of the occupation,' Cornel West was quoted as saying by 'The New York Times' on Wednesday. The Democrat party is facing a possible dilemma as supporters of the two candidates vying for the nomination gear up for a debate on what to do with its Mideast policy. The Israel issue is threatening to tear the party apart as Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator who has mounted a considerable presidential campaign that has earned him greater clout within the left-wing camp, has tapped two individuals to a key committee who seek to...
  • Federal investigation into Jamar Clark's death is complete

    05/31/2016 6:33:55 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/31/16 | David Chanen
    Federal investigators will release their report Wednesday on whether two Minneapolis police officers violated the civil rights of Jamar Clark when he was shot to death during an altercation in November, according to sources with knowledge of the case. Mayor Betsy Hodges asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Clark’s death, which triggered massive protests and gained nationwide attention. The report will be made public during an 11 a.m. news conference at the FBI headquarters in Brooklyn Center, sources said. The officers, Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze, are white, and Clark was black. The federal probe likely considered either...
  • BREAKING=> TRUMP Camp Releases List of 9 of 15 States In-Play This Cycle Including NY and California

    05/29/2016 5:12:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 145 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/29/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump announced this weekend he puts 15 states potentially into play in the general election this year. The states include: — Ohio — Florida — Virginia — Minnesota — Michigan — Pennsylvania — Wisconsin — New York — Maine — California ** Plus Donald Trump is beating Hillary Clinton in the latest Oregon poll and is essentially tied with Hillary in New Hampshire -two more traditional blue states. And Hillary Clinton hasn’t even been indicted yet!
  • Donald Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Appointments

    05/18/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 18, 2016 | Sundance
    Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership. Mr. Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I...
  • Trump's 11 potential Supreme Court Justices (bio and Wiki link)

    05/18/2016 12:48:45 PM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2016-05-18 | Me
    Don Willett is a Texas Supreme Court justice:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Willett David Stras is an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Stras Allison Eid is a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_H._Eid Joan Larsen is a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Larsen Steven Colloton is a federal judge who has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Colloton Raymond Gruender is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Gruender Thomas Hardiman is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardiman Raymond M. Kethledge is a federal judge...
  • Donald Trump releases list of potential supreme court nominees – live

    05/18/2016 11:09:45 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 14 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 05/18/16 | staff
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump said in March he planned to release the list to ease concerns about his conservative credentials...
  • Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks

    05/18/2016 11:31:12 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2016 | JILL COLVIN
    Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump had previously named Pryor and Sykes as examples of kind of justices he would choose.
  • Trump unveils list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices

    05/18/2016 11:11:10 AM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 233 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/18/16 | Jill Colvin
    The names are at the link.
  • Minnesota High School Senior Suspended For Displaying Confederate Flag Will Get To Graduate

    05/18/2016 6:19:27 AM PDT · by daler · 15 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | May 17, 2016 | Tim Harlow
    With just days until his high school graduation, a Minnesota student was suspended Monday for displaying a Confederate flag on school grounds, and his participation in Friday’s commencement ceremony was questioned. But after an early-morning protest Tuesday in his support and a meeting between the family and school officials, senior Cody Nelson was back in class and will graduate with his classmates Friday night. Nelson was sent home Monday morning from Crosby-Ironton High School after he refused to remove the flag from the back window of his car that was parked on school grounds. Principal Jim Christenson had asked him...
  • Queering the University of Maryland

    05/16/2016 7:59:44 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 33 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 14, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    But the state-funded University of Maryland had described its "Queer Beyond Repair" symposium as laying the groundwork for a total and complete revolution, away from "imperial rule and anti-blackness" to exploring "the psychic and material structures of liberal politics itself." It goes on: "This queerness insists on forms of reinvention, if not defiance, in excess of the states of decay we have inherited or the symptoms of disrepair we have learned to uncover. It asks us to be estranged from the present as is, even as we acknowledge the limit conditions set by our fear of or incuriosity about what...
  • ‘Fat Activist’ Speaks at Public Health School, Denounces ‘Thin Privilege’

    05/11/2016 5:54:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | May 10, 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    The University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health was a lot less healthy this week. In celebration of “International No Diet Day,” the school of public health, together with the University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work and its College of Food and Agriculture, invited Virgie Tovar, a self-proclaimed “fat activist,” to instruct America’s future nutritionists, dietitians and social workers on the finer points of “fat oppression.”
  • Jury Seated in Minnesota (ISIS) Terror Trial: 8 Men, 8 Women

    05/10/2016 6:27:02 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 2 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/10/16 | Jennie Lissarrague
    7 p.m. The jury in the Minnesota terrorism trial has been seated. Court went two hours later than expected Tuesday night, with U.S. District Court Judge Michael Davis saying, "As you can tell, I'm trying to get a jury tonight." The jury consists of eight men and eight women. There are no minorities in the group. Opening statements are expected to begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Violence Against Teachers Raising Concerns Locally, Statewide

    05/06/2016 6:07:57 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 15 replies
    WJON ^ | 5/9/16
    A report released this week by the Bureau of Justice Statistics says 6.5 percent of teachers in Minnesota public schools have reported being physically attacked by a student. The report adds that 11.4 percent of Minnesota public school teachers have reported being threatened by a student. This is above the national average of 10 percent. The Bureau of Justice numbers are from the 2011-2012 school year, during a 12-month reporting period. Mary Broderick is the President of the St. Cloud Education Association, she says violence against teachers is creating concern at local school districts and statewide. “We really feel it’s...
  • Hennepin County Opens New Office to Handle Increase in Permit to Carry Applications

    05/04/2016 11:25:20 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 2 replies
    kstp.com ^ | 5/4/16
    Gun sales are up in Minnesota, so much so that some counties are having trouble keeping up with permit applications. Hennepin became the latest county to expand their permit application services, opening a second full-time permit to carry office in Brooklyn Park this week. "We've seen an exponential increase," Sheriff Rich Stanek said. In fact, the Sheriff's Office released numbers Tuesday showing they've seen a 16 percent increase in permit applications since 2014. Stanek said some attribute the rise in applications to recent mass shootings, a rise in violent crime, or Obama administration policies. Regardless, Stanek said the increase does...
  • Twin Cities Man Has Microchips Implanted In Skin

    05/03/2016 4:34:16 PM PDT · by daisy12 · 10 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | May 2, 2016 | Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s something you’ve likely seen in the movies — it’s something you may not know is also happening in real life. People are getting chips implanted into their hands in an effort to make daily life a little bit easier. From opening doors to making contacts to sending emails — a growing group of people are all-in. People here in the Twin Cities are embracing the extra-personal technology. Set in the far-off year of 2021 is the 1995 film “Johnny Mneumonic.” A movie that inspired a boy named Tim Shank, growing up in Indiana. --snip-- But experiments...
  • Minnesota House Rejects Universal Background Checks

    05/02/2016 9:52:31 AM PDT · by rktman
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/1/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    The Minnesota House has rejected an amendment that would have required universal background checks for almost anyone carrying or possessing a gun.
  • Disease-Carrying Ticks Already Out and Active in Minnesota

    04/30/2016 9:06:39 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 30 replies
    This mild, short winter means most of Minnesota's tick population survived. Even though it's only early March, the disease-carry blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks, are already out and active. "We know they can be active when the temperatures are in the mid -to upper-30s, so that could be today," University of Minnesota Entomologist Jeff Hahn said. "They are out there, and we have already seen them looking for hosts," he said. Blacklegged ticks are becoming more of a problem here in the Twin Cities metro. As a result, the number of reported cases of Lyme disease are on...
  • Editorial: The heretical Minnesota heart study: When science stops asking questions

    04/30/2016 4:16:08 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 30 apr 2016
    In the second half of the 20th century, conventional wisdom in the medical community held that overconsumption of saturated fats — the kind found in milk, cheese, meats and butter — was dangerous. And so, between 1968 and 1973, a well-planned, well-executed study involving more than 9,000 patients was performed to test this widely accepted relationship between diet and heart disease. The results of the Minnesota Coronary Experiment were notable for two reasons. First, the findings contradicted much of what was believed at the time: The study demonstrated that people who ate a diet rich in saturated fats did not...
  • Minnesota man is claiming to be Prince's 'love child' from a fling with his mom in the '80s ...

    04/29/2016 12:16:54 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 35 replies
    daily mail ^ | 4/29 | parry
    The Heir Hunters International team is now working around the clock on the genealogy of the alleged 'love-child' to establish a firm connection with Prince. Once the investigators are happy that the heir is genuine on paper they can demand a DNA test and submit a legal claim against Prince's estate. John Hilbert, partner in Heir Hunters International based in Los Angeles, also told Daily Mail Online of a SECOND potential heir who has come forward with another seemingly 'legitimate' claim. This individual claims to be offspring of Prince's father, John Nelson. Mr Nelson, better known as jazz musician Prince...
  • Why Over Half of Prince's Estate Will Go To The Government

    04/29/2016 11:51:58 AM PDT · by OddLane · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 29, 2016 | Rachel Greszler
    It appears that the pop star Prince may have died without a will, leaving behind a multi-million dollar and growing estate. Although Prince has one full sister and five half-siblings, Prince’s family members will not be his biggest heirs. Both the federal government and Minnesota’s state government will assess so-called “death taxes” or estate taxes on Prince’s assets, taking away more than half his estate. Between his physical assets— cash, investments, home, etc.—and his future royalties, Prince’s estate has been estimated to be between $300 and $500 million. If Prince were married, he could have passed on the entirety of...
  • second search warrant for Prince's residence

    04/28/2016 1:08:51 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 33 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/28/16
    Authorities in Minnesota obtained a search warrant in connection with the death of pop star Prince and also won a court order to keep the findings secret, documents showed Thursday. Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud of the Carver County, Minnesota, sheriff's office cited intense media scrutiny surrounding the death of the 57-year-old performer, in his request for a state district court judge to seal the warrant. Prince, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, died at his home, a compound known as Paisley Park, in suburban Minneapolis on April 21. Authorities investigating the death found prescription opioid medication on him, according...
  • TSA official in Minneapolis says he was ordered to profile Somali-Americans

    04/27/2016 7:45:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 4/27/16 | Mila Koumpilova and Janet Moore
    Somali-American community leaders in the Twin Cities voiced dismay Wednesday after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) manager in Minneapolis alleged in congressional testimony that they were targets of racial profiling by his agency. Andrew Rhoades, an assistant federal security director for the TSA in Minneapolis, said he was pressured by his supervisor earlier this month to profile Somali imams and community members visiting his Twin Cities office. The allegation sparked a call by Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., for an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security, of which TSA is a part. In a letter to Jeh Johnson, secretary of...
  • Prince Died Without a Will, According to Sister (Huge legal mess)

    04/27/2016 11:18:01 AM PDT · by NRx · 70 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04-26-2016 | BEN SISARIO
    Prince died without a will, according to court documents filed by his sister on Tuesday, potentially causing big complications for that star’s sprawling financial estate and musical legacy. In probate documents filed with the Carver County District Court in Minnesota, Tyka Nelson, 55, Prince’s sister, said that her brother died without a spouse, children or surviving parents, and that “I do not know of the existence of a will.” Ms. Nelson’s petition also listed five half-siblings as heirs, and asked the court to appoint a special administrator for the estate “because no personal representative has been appointed in Minnesota or...
  • The Vatican Just Put a Convicted Rapist Back in a Parish

    04/24/2016 7:07:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/23/2016 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    ROME — Just what is it that the Vatican does not get about predator priests? Apparently a lot. Father Joseph Jeyapaul is a priest from India who admitted to raping two adolescent girls in Minnesota when he served the Crookston diocese from 2004 to 2005. After being charged with the abuse, which included rape and forcing at least one of the girls to perform fellatio on him, he fled home to India, where he was eventually arrested on an Interpol warrant. He was then extradited back to Minnesota, where he admitted his heinous crimes and entered a plea bargain in...
  • Prince once ghostwrote a seductive ballad about Donald Trump

    04/22/2016 9:20:18 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 96 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 20:10 EST, 22 April 2016 | KHALEDA RAHMAN
    Prince once ghostwrote a seductive ballad about Donald Trump... while Obama reveals he listened to Purple Rain before meeting with the Queen Legendary artist was famously a prolific songwriter for other musicians But it's little known he wrote a song called 'Donald Trump (Black Version) Track was recorded by R&B group The Time for 1990 album Pandemonium Prince put together the group under clause in his Warner Bros contract in Minneapolis in 1981 By KHALEDA RAHMAN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM PUBLISHED: 15:38 EST, 22 April 2016 | UPDATED: 20:10 EST, 22 April 2016 Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3554508/Prince-wrote-seductive-ballad-Donald-Trump-90s-R-B-group-Obama-reveals-listened-Purple-Rain-meeting-Queen.html#ixzz46cVfZsHm Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter |...
  • White House says Prince concert for 500 was ‘private’

    06/16/2015 6:55:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/15/2015 | Sarah Wheaton
    When is a White House event for 500 people considered “private?” They won’t say. Nor would they say, in advance, that hundreds of guests were expected on Saturday night for a soiree and serenade from Prince, as guests of the President and First Lady. All White House spokesman Josh Earnest would say about the Saturday event was that the First Family paid for it (though he wouldn’t elaborate on how much it cost, or whether things like security were also covered).
  • White House Defends ‘Private’ Prince Concert With 500 People: ‘They Did It On Their Own Dime’

    06/15/2015 3:52:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/15/15 | Charlie Spiering
    At the White House today, Press Secretary Josh Earnest defended Saturday night’s “private” concert with Prince. Although rumors had surfaced about the concert, the White House was silent about the event that brought up to 500 people to the event and did not inform the press about it. News of the event quickly leaked on social media – including posts from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Rev. Al Sharpton. Earnest indicated that the Obama family paid for the event at the White House, telling reporters that the first couple “did it on their own dime.” When repeatedly questioned about
  • The Obamas had a secret party at the White House with Prince, Stevie Wonder

    06/15/2015 2:42:06 PM PDT · by McGruff · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2015 | Kristen Holmes
    Administration officials are remaining tight-lipped on a private party featuring Prince and Stevie Wonder at the White House over the weekend. During Monday's daily briefing, reporters drilled White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest for details on the star-studded event, which was not included in the President's public schedule, but was documented by guests on social media. "The President and First Lady did hold a private party at the White House over the weekend, but given the private nature of that event I don't have a lot of details to discuss from here," Earnest said.
  • The Obamas appear to have hosted a Prince concert, but the White House isn’t talking

    06/15/2015 12:47:27 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/15/15 | Juliet Eilperin
    In subsequent questioning, Earnest said that "the president and first lady paid for the event," although he did not detail the exact cost. The concert audience included prominent business leaders, celebrities, senior administration officials and fashion heavyweights close to the Obamas, according to The New York Post's Page Six. Among them were American Express chairman Ken Chenault, D.C. philanthropist David Rubenstein, fashion designer Naeem Khan and ABC stars Connie Britton and Tracee Ellis Ross. The Wall Street Journal's Carol Lee, who will assume the presidency of the White House Correspondents Association next month, questioned why the administration decided to treat...
  • Baltimore prosecutor appears onstage with singer, Prince during tribute concert to Freddie Gray

    05/11/2015 1:17:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2015 | AllahPundit
    A weird thing to do during a pending case for an officer of the court who’s already been accused, and not just by police, of ramping up the charges against the Baltimore cops who arrested Gray for political reasons. Maybe save the pop-star grandstanding until after we figure out whether Mosby was right or wrong when she told the universe Gray was arrested unlawfully, no?On the other hand, how could a young aspiring mayor/governor/senator resist a photo op like this? The audience spanned a wide range of ages and backgrounds, much like Prince’s fanbase. Many were surprised to see...