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  • Jewish Center Shooter Glenn Miller Was in Witness Protection Program

    04/16/2014 6:44:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr., from Aurora, Missouri, founded and built the only White people’s party ever in the U.S. – the White Patriot Party – between 1980 to 1986, with a peak membership of around 5000. On Sunday Glenn Miller shot three people dead outside two Jewish Centers in Overland Park, Kansas. After going underground, Glenn Miller was arrested on April 30, 1987 in Ozark, Missouri, on numerous Federal criminal charges in the company of three other men (Tony Wydra, Robert “Jack” Jackson, and Douglas Sheets), who were also taken into Federal custody. Glenn Miller (with bullhorn), who headed the...
  • Radio ad's ran in 2010 by Fraizer Glenn Miller in Missouri

    04/16/2014 2:32:10 PM PDT · by ncfool · 9 replies
    Youtube clip of KCTV, Kansas City news cast 2010 ^ | March 30, 2010 | kctv - youtube
    Back in 2010 The KC Shooter ran racist hate radio ad's that Radio Station KMBZ ran as they were concerned about violating his freedom of Speech rights. KCTV Brad Porter did this news broadcast about the radio ad's. Later KMBZ pulled the Radio ad's once they found out legally they could.
  • New Democratic midterm strategy: Attack the GOP over “personhood” bills

    04/15/2014 5:04:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Some righties are laughing about this on Twitter (Democrats against … personhood?), and granted, it’s a transparently desperate shiny-object attempt to change the subject from O-Care and the economy. But strategically it’s not half-bad, a decent play from a weak hand. They already owe not one but two of their swing-state Senate seats, in Missouri and Indiana, to Republican gaffes involving conception and rape. Go figure that they’d turn to conception again to try to minimize what looks like heavy losses in the Senate. The issue isn’t being discussed at all by Washington prognosticators these days. But you can bet...
  • The KKK Tries to Make A Comeback

    04/15/2014 3:39:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Time ^ | 4/15
    As a former Klan leader is charged with killing three in Kansas, the frayed white supremacy group is trying to attract new members. The Southern Poverty Law Center estimates the number of hate groups in the U.S. has risen from 602 in 2000 to 939 in 2013 The Ku Klux Klan was once a major force in America, with a membership of nearly 4 million that regularly included mayors, chiefs of police and other grandees of segregated regions, especially in the South and Midwest. It’s been decades since the Klan held that sort of mainstream sway, but Sunday’s deadly rampage...
  • Chilling 2010 Interview With Right-Wing Jewish Center Shooter

    04/14/2014 6:28:09 PM PDT · by Borges · 37 replies
    AATP ^ | 4/14/2014
    In a 2010 interview, Alan Colmes talked with a KKK Grand Dragon, who would later become the Jewish Center shooter, as he was running for Senate in Missouri as a Republican–and the glimpse into the mind of this madman that the interview offers is simply horrifying. On Sunday, Frazier Glenn Miller, or Frazier Glenn Cross, murdered three people at two different Jewish centers in Overland Park, Kansas–including a man, woman, and child. He shot at two others, but they were uninjured. As he was arrested, the founder of the White Patriot Party screamed “Heil Hitler!” Frazier/Cross told Colmes, a Jewish...
  • Missouri Opts For More Jobs In Its Move To Become A Right-To-Work State

    04/14/2014 5:29:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Invetores.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Labor: Missouri's legislature votes this week on whether to become a right-to-work state. More hiring is the goal, and if any state needs a jobs pick-me-up, it's the Show Me State. Missouri lost 24,000 jobs in 2009, 2010 and 2011, even as many surrounding states gained employment. Labor bosses, of course, detest right-to-work laws and brand them as anti-union. Wrong. Right-to-work laws don't prohibit unions; they merely allow workers the choice of whether they want to join a union and pay dues. Many workers select not to join a union because they personally object to the political advocacy of the...
  • Kansas Jewish Center Shooting Suspect Identified as Former KKK Leader

    04/13/2014 8:55:20 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 92 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04-13-2014 | Gillian Mohney
    The 73-year-old man charged with murder in the shooting at a Jewish community center and retirement community in Overland Park, Kansas, that left three people dead is reportedly the former Grand Dragon of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Fraiser Glenn Cross Jr., of Aurora, Mo., was taken into custody in the parking lot of an elementary school near the scene of the shootings, and was booked on a charge of first degree murder, according to the Johnson County, Kansas, Sheriff's Office. Cross is an alias for Frasier Glenn Miller, the former KKK leader, according to the Southern...
  • Highway Shooting Cases Rise to 20, Kansas City Police Say

    04/11/2014 5:14:13 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 17 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | April 10, 2014
    Kansas City, Mo., police revealed today that the number of highway shootings they are investigating has risen to 20 as the hunt continues for suspects. Authorities said the number had fluctuated because some cases were being added and others were being ruled out through investigative work. Federal agents earlier in the week joined the hunt for a possible spree shooter after three people were wounded. "I was just driving down the highway and heard a loud noise. Something hit the car, didn't know what it was, so I pulled over at my first opportunity to kind of see if there...
  • Kansas City police investigating 13 shootings of cars on roads

    04/09/2014 10:21:57 PM PDT · by kingattax · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | April 10, 2014
    (CNN) -- Police in Kansas City are telling motorists to remain vigilant in the wake of 13 shooting incidents in the past month on major highways and roads around the Missouri city. Some drivers are nervous, CNN affiliate KCTV reported. "A little uneasy. It's unaimed, not targeted. You don't know who they are shooting at. It could be anybody," Ashley Quinn told the station. Some drivers said they were taking secondary roads, especially after nightfall. No shootings have been reported since Sunday, police said in a news release. But three people have been shot since March 8. None of the...
  • How Conservatives Win

    03/27/2014 12:41:46 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    heritage.org ^ | 3/27/14 | Mike Needham
    It should come as no surprise The New York Times would bury news of a conservative victory over President Obama on page eight. The lead paragraph said it all: Senate Democrats, bowing to united House Republican opposition, dropped reforms of International Monetary Fund governance from a Ukraine aid package on Tuesday. The real question is whether this was merely a moment in time or a seminal shift in how congressional Republicans will approach future showdowns. And to be clear, future showdowns are inevitable if we are to achieve any conservative policy victories. Before going further, it is important to explain...
  • Missouri Dems’ thin bench

    03/27/2014 2:52:08 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/27/14 | JUANA SUMMERS
    The Missouri state auditor’s post has been a launching pad for politicians with higher aspirations like Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and former GOP Sen. Kit Bond. But this year, Democrats concede they won’t field a serious candidate against incumbent Republican Auditor Tom Schweich — sparking questions about the strength of the party’s bench in the red-trending swing state. Schweich may also be using his position to mount a bid for higher office in 2016, making Democrats’ historic failure to recruit an opponent for Schweich even more costly. “The reality is we believed we had...
  • Missouri Teacher Tearfully Describes Bullying She Suffered for Opposing Common Core (Video)

    03/27/2014 2:29:05 PM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 18 replies
    The Missouri Torch ^ | 3-27-2014 | Duane Lester
    When you think about bullying in public schools, it's generally in the context of a bigger kid picking on a smaller kid.  According to Susan Kimball, a kindergarten teacher of 20 years in the Sikeston Public School District, it's administrators and fellow teachers bullying and intimidating her, all because she opposes Common Core. At yesterday's Senate Education Committee hearing, Kimball testified she has suffered from bullying and intimidation since she began speaking out about the controversial standards. [caption id="attachment_25492" align="aligncenter" width="639"] "You have no idea what I have been through over the past six weeks because of my stand." -...
  • Crestwood Court(St. Louis): Dead Mall in its Final Days (A Walkthrough)

    03/20/2014 2:56:28 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 64 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/29/12 | The Elevator Channel
    Quite sad, small business owned retail establishments in malls going out of business, but yet the keystroke is much easier than walking to a retail business.
  • Claire McCaskill: '$17 Trillion Debt Is Irresponsible'

    03/20/2014 1:46:42 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 Mar 2014 | WYNTON HALL
    Missouri Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill said on Wednesday that America's $17 trillion debt threatens to put the nation "in a position where we're not a first-tier nation anymore." McCaskill added, "I do believe a $17 trillion debt is irresponsible. I do believe that." McCaskill's Kansas City comments were part of her "McCaskill on Main Street" tour. The Missouri Democrat explained that the federal government is now doing things it should not be doing because lawmakers "want to be loved." "We have ourselves doing things the federal government was never intended to do. I mean, we weren't supposed to be buying...
  • IS THE LEFT LOSING ON ABORTION?

    03/14/2014 8:15:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3.11.14 | Natalie deMacedo
    It looks like the Democrats are steadily losing the war on women. The state of West Virginia, which votes for Republican presidents but has a Democratic governor and state legislature, passed a ban on abortions after 20 weeks because babies are viable outside the womb and can feel pain. West Virginia is the first Democrat-ruled state to do so, and the vote was not even close: The state’s Democrat-led House the House passed the bill 85-15, according to the Associated Press. The Senate had previously passed the bill 25 to 9, according to the Herald Dispatch. The outstanding support for...
  • Pig virus expected to lead to higher pork prices

    03/10/2014 2:47:13 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 47 replies
    Missourian ^ | 03/10/2014 | AP
    A fast-spreading virus that can kill 80 percent of piglets that contract it is rapidly spreading across Missouri hog farms, wiping out entire nurseries in some cases. Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed 4 million to 5 million pigs nationwide, or about 4 percent of the pigs that would go to market later this year, The Joplin Globe reported. . . . . "We're adding 300 farms per week to the list of infected farms. I think most all will wind up with the disease," Plain said. "The average slaughter age is 6 months. So we will see the impact of...
  • How California Voters Raised the Price of Eggs Across America

    03/08/2014 11:22:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 274 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    In 2008, California voters endorsed Proposition 2 which banned the confinement of animals. California egg producers had to ensure that chickens had enough room to move around which negated so-called “factory farming” and would end up raising the price of eggs by 20%.Obviously this was a problem for California agriculture which would have trouble competing on price with free agriculture. And there’s only so much of a market for fair-trade free-range organic chickens lovingly raised in a Quaker school by social justice experts on a strict diet of granola and NPR broadcasts.And so California’s reds decided to instead raise the...
  • Anti-Russians display controversial US Confederate flag in Kiev

    03/07/2014 12:30:30 AM PST · by Lattero · 18 replies
    PressTV ^ | Mar 7, 2014 | Caleb Maupin
    This was the flag of slave holding states in the United States that seceded in 1861, causing Civil War. Today the symbol is used by the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi groups, and other organizations who are hostile to African-Americans. For the last several decades, protests have continued, demanding that this flag not be displayed in public places. Many people were greatly disturbed to see that the Confederate Flag is now being displayed, not in the United States, but in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Larry Holmes, a civil rights activist in New York City, explained why the flag is...
  • Gun owner scares off intruders

    03/04/2014 3:53:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    dailyjournalonline.com ^ | 2 March, 2014 | na
    A Fenton woman recently shot at intruders who entered her home. (snip) The woman woke at 3 a.m. when she heard a noise. She got up, grabbed her gun and went downstairs to investigate. She fired three shots and the men ran away.
  • Missouri rule on track to hike ethanol blend in gasoline

    03/02/2014 2:54:07 PM PST · by thackney · 20 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | March 2, 2014 | Associated Press
    Missouri drivers could be able to buy a higher blend of ethanol gasoline by this summer. A proposed rule allowing the sale of gasoline with a 15 percent ethanol blend has been on hold since last October when it was temporarily blocked by a Missouri legislative committee. To permanently stop the rule, the full Legislature would need to pass a resolution by Monday...
  • Will Courts Lift Veil of Secrecy Around Lethal Injections?

    02/27/2014 10:45:17 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 28, 2014 | By Pete Williams
    Despite growing controversy over the use of anonymous pharmacies for lethal injections, the U.S. Supreme Court has thus far declined to block any executions based on 11th-hour appeals challenging the drug connections. That includes the case of Michael Taylor, a convicted rapist and murderer who was put to death at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday in Missouri after a furious legal battle that stretched well into the night. It's worth nothing, however, that three high court justices wanted to block Taylor's execution and cited the words of an appeals judge who said so little was known about the source of the deadly...
  • Missouri Executes Man in '89 Rape, Killing of Teen

    02/26/2014 4:35:12 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/26/14 | Jim Salter
    A Missouri inmate was executed early Wednesday for abducting, raping and killing a Kansas City teenager as she waited for her school bus in 1989, marking the state's fourth lethal injection in as many months. Michael Taylor, 47, was pronounced dead at 12: 10 a.m. at the state prison in Bonne Terre. Federal courts and the governor had refused last-minute appeals from his attorneys, who argued that the execution drug purchased from a compounding pharmacy could have caused Taylor inhuman pain and suffering.
  • My turn: Just say no to ACOs (Say hello to Obamacare’s latest technocratic gimmick)

    02/26/2014 1:52:48 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 2 replies
    Mountain Democrat ^ | February 26, 2014 | Sally Pipes
    Say hello to Obamacare’s latest technocratic gimmick — the Accountable Care Organization (ACO). The first of these federally-chartered Pioneer ACO groups of healthcare providers just recently launched. Proponents of ACOs claim that the new entities will help doctors and hospitals better coordinate care in order to improve the health of Medicare patients and reduce costs. Don’t count on it. Instead of helping doctors and patients to make individualized treatment decisions, ACOs will empower government bureaucrats to consolidate healthcare providers into top-down organizations and dictate how care is delivered — at greater cost. According to Obamacare’s supporters, ACOs will streamline communication...
  • Dingell hat trick: Debbie to run (Dingell Dynasty)

    02/25/2014 1:23:09 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/25/14 | ANNA PALMER and SCOTT WONG
    The Dingell dynasty dates back to the era of FDR and there’s very little that can stop it from rolling on. Rep. John Dingell announced Monday he’s leaving the seat he took over from his father nearly six decades ago. And now his wife, Debbie Dingell, is planning to announce in the district Friday her candidacy for the open seat, according to a source close to Dingell. Dingell wasted no time putting together a campaign apparatus Monday, holding a conference call last night with her husband’s former aides. She also may sever ties with the American Automotive Policy Council where...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 February 2014

    02/23/2014 5:34:11 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 148 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 February 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National Security Adviser Susan Rice.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President George W. Bush.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Govs. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., Jay Nixon D-Mo.
  • State to buy tinfoil hats to combat Common Core (This is the GOP's opinion of us!)

    02/21/2014 8:57:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | February 19, 2014 | Rudi Keller
    JEFFERSON CITY – The House Appropriations – Education Committee cut deeply today into Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposals for public schools and higher education, slashing his planned increases by more than $200 million. But committee Chairman Mike Lair, R-Chillicothe, found $8 to address a pressing problem. The money is to be used “for two rolls of high density aluminum to create headgear designed to deflect drone and/or black helicopter mind reading and control technology.” On the summary sheet handed out to lawmakers, the money is slated for “tin foil hats” and was tied to an amendment removing language barring the state...
  • MO Republican to Spend State Money on 'Tin Foil Hats' for Common Core Opponents

    02/21/2014 5:10:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2014 | John Ransom
    Former high school teacher, Representative Mike Lair (R-Chillicothe), chair of the state education appropriations committee, is bucking to become former Republican representative to the Missouri House from Caldwell, Carroll, Clinton, and Livingston Counties. This week Mike made the terminal decision to hi-jack the state appropriations process to insert “$8 for tin foil hats,” according to Missouri.net. “The line item’s exact language reads, ‘For two rolls of high-density aluminum to create headgear designed to deflect drone and/or black helicopter mind reading and control technology.’” The line item is was inserted to chastise all those anti-Common Core activists who seem to have...
  • Body of missing Missouri girl found in home of elementary school coach: police

    02/20/2014 8:20:10 AM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 99 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 19, 2014 | Nina Golgowski
    A Missouri grade school coach has been charged in the murder and kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl whose suspected body was found in his basement with what police said was a gunshot wound to the head. Craig Wood, a football coach and teacher's aide at Springfield's Pleasant View K-8 School, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of Hailey Owens, whose body police believe was found in a storage bin. The little girl was last seen walking just a block from her home at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday when a terrified couple called 911 to report her seen being...
  • Breaking News: Police arrest man on suspicion of murder of missing girl

    02/19/2014 6:10:29 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 57 replies
    KSPR ^ | Feb 19th | N/A
    Police worked a crime scene all night at 1538 E. Stanford St. as they investigated the kidnapping and murder of 10-year-old Hailey Owens. She was taken from the 3200 block of West Lombard Street as she walked from a friend's home to her home two blocks away late Tuesday afternoon.
  • Missouri gun murders 'rose after law repeal' (incoming hurl alert)

    02/17/2014 7:55:24 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | February 17, 2014 | Jonathan Amos
    Researchers claim a new study provides some of the most compelling evidence yet for tighter gun controls in the US. The team followed the consequences of the State of Missouri repealing its permit-to-purchase handgun law in 2007. The law had required purchasers to be vetted by the local sheriff and to receive a licence before buying a gun. Reporting soon in the Journal of Urban Health, the researchers will say that the repeal resulted in an immediate spike in gun violence and murders. The study links the abandonment of the background check to an additional 60 or so murders occurring...
  • Kansas City’s sky-high murder rate defies easy explanation

    02/15/2014 9:35:14 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 56 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | February 15 | Editorial
    Year after year, Kansas City has one of the highest murder rates in America. But why? As The Star’s Editorial Board embarks on a closer examination of the homicide issue in 2014, it’s crucial to first review figures regarding some of the usual suspects — such as racial demographics and poverty rates — often labeled as contributing factors behind violent crimes. The frustrating conclusion: There’s no clear demographic or economic explanation for why Kansas Citians too often kill each other. Here’s a deeper look at reported murder rates for the 50 largest U.S. cities in 2012, the last full year...
  • Thieves break into Independence Bass Pro Shops, steal guns

    02/15/2014 9:38:30 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    kmbc.com ^ | 2/13/2014 | unknown
    Several firearms were taken in a break-in at the Bass Pro Shops in Independence, police said.
  • Republicans Now Trying To Impeach Missouri Governor

    02/14/2014 10:07:15 AM PST · by kingattax · 9 replies
    TPM LIVEWIRE ^ | 2-14-14 | TOM KLUDT
    Two Republican lawmakers in Missouri have now filed articles of impeachment against the state's Democratic governor, Jay Nixon. State Rep. Mike Moon (R) became the latest GOP legislator to join the effort to remove Nixon, after state Rep. Nick Marshall (R) put the wheels in motion earlier this month. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Moon's articles of impeachment cited Nixon's failure to call a special election to fill a vacant congressional seat in Missouri. Marshall, on the other hand, was driven to take action after Nixon issued an executive order last year permitting same-sex couples married in other states...
  • Roland Martin Says Don’t Compare Michael Sam to Jackie Robinson

    02/11/2014 9:25:00 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Newsone ^ | Feb 10, 2014
    Roland Martin took to the airwaves Monday with his “NewsOne Now” panel to discuss the coming out of football player Michael Sam. The discussion took many turns, including into Martin’s insistence that Sam’s position not be compared to that of Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in baseball. “On Twitter last night I talked about Jackie Robinson and folks are always making the comparisons,” said Martin. “I’m very clear: Jackie Robinson was the first black player. He came into the league when racism…you can’t even remotely compare it. Sam is potentially coming into the NFL with a support system,...
  • Federal judge rules drivers allowed to flash headlights to warn of speed traps

    02/07/2014 11:56:13 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 24 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | February 05, 2014
    A federal judge in Missouri ruled this week held that drivers have a First Amendment right to flash their headlights to warn other motorists of nearby police and speed traps. The order by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey in St. Louis on Monday stems from a lawsuit filed by Ellisville resident Michael Elli. In 2012, Elli flashed his headlights to warn oncoming vehicles of a radar set up by police in the town of Ellisville. A flash of headlights is a common way motorists communicate to oncoming drivers of either a dangerous situation or the presence of police —...
  • Articles of Impeachment filed against Nixon over action on same-sex tax filing

    02/06/2014 11:17:27 AM PST · by Marie Antoinette · 26 replies
    MissouriNet ^ | Feb 6 2014 | Mike Lear
    A state representative has filed articles of impeachment against Governor Jay Nixon for his executive order telling the Revenue Department to accept joint tax returns filed by same-sex couples legally married in other states. The articles have been filed by Parkville state representative Nick Marshall (R). He says Nixon’s action goes against Missouri’s Constitution, which voters in 2004 amended to say marriage in the state is defined as being between a man and a woman. Marshall’s filing has been signed by seven other representatives, all Republicans. If the filing is allowed to move forward, Nixon would be tried by a...
  • Headlight flashing OK, Missouri judge says

    02/06/2014 9:00:02 AM PST · by fungoking · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/6/2014 | JIM SALTER
    Headlight flashing OK, Missouri judge says ST. LOUIS (AP) — It's a common practice among drivers who pass through a speed trap: Flash your headlights at approaching cars as a warning to slow down. Now, a federal court judge in Missouri says penalizing drivers for the headlight flash violates their First Amendment right to free speech. U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey in St. Louis on Monday issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the St. Louis County town of Ellisville from citing and prosecuting drivers who flash their lights to warn of radar and speed traps. Ellisville's city attorney said there...
  • Medicaid applications from HealthCare.gov called flawed; Mo. enrollment dips

    02/05/2014 5:34:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | February 5, 2014 | BY VIRGINIA YOUNG
    Missouri’s Medicaid program expected to see an uptick in enrollment with the rollout of HealthCare.gov because outreach efforts would attract more people – particularly children – who were already eligible. But the state hasn’t added any of them to the Medicaid rolls. Rather, the number of Missourians on Medicaid has actually decreased by about 14,000 since the marketplace launched on Oct. 1. The state says application data forwarded by the online exchange is fraught with errors and duplication. “We’re in the process of sorting it out,” said Brian Kinkade, acting director of the social services department. As for declining Medicaid...
  • MSNBC: Tasteless Ronan Farrow Compares War Hero's Struggles to Congressional Bickering

    01/31/2014 12:30:07 PM PST · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    What is wrong with the hosts at MSNBC? Ronan Farrow, who will begin anchoring a network program on February 24, made a tasteless joke on Tuesday night, comparing war hero Cory Remsburg's struggles to that of politicians in Congress. Farrow tweeted, "Cory 'struggles on the left side.' Congress relates.'" Farrow has not apologized for the tweet On Wednesday, political reporter Mark Murray, whose wife works in the Obama administration, compared Remsburg's struggle to that of the President: "Obama's ending on Remsburg wasn't just a story about America -- it also was a story about Obama.
  • MO:Police: Intruder shot in residential armed robbery in Grandview

    01/21/2014 7:40:27 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    kshb.com ^ | 9 January, 2014 | Sam Hartle
    A police broadcast indicated that Thursday night, two men armed with handguns were reported to be involved in an armed robbery at a home in the 12300 block of W. 3rd Street in Grandview. The two suspects fled the scene in a black Toyota 4-Runner SUV. Initial reports indicated one of the two suspects may have been shot in the arm by the victim in the robbery.
  • THE THREATENING NOTE A WOMAN RECEIVED AFTER CRITIQUING CITY POLITICS

    01/21/2014 11:25:06 AM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | january 21, 2014 | oliver darcy
    A woman critical of politics in a small Missouri town says she received intimidating notes last week threatening to reveal supposed “sexually explicit” emails involving her unless she “back[s] away” from the city now. The note, with the words spelled out from what appears to be magazine clippings, suggests that unless Erin Kasten, 39, of Pevely halts her criticism of city politics, embarrassing emails will be leaked to her friends, family and even the public. The 39-year-old says she received the note at work on Friday. “We have copies of sexually explicit emails that we don’t think you would like...
  • Tax cuts opponents say cuts won’t work (AUDIO)

    01/20/2014 7:44:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Missouri Net ^ | 1/20/14 | Bob Priddy
    Opponents of the Republican priority tax cut proposals say they won’t generate the economic development that supporters proclaim.  Three proposals are soon to be headed to the Senate for debate.  Proponents say cutting taxes will leave more money in the pockets of businesses that will hire more employees and create more tax income offsetting the tax cuts.  They claim other states are growing after tax cuts.   Critics say those comparisons are apples and oranges. One of the critics is former state budget director Jim Moody, who says the big cuts in Kansas that are so attractive to Missouri Republicans are...
  • HIV-Positive Student Allegedly Filmed Secret Sex Tapes With More Than 30 Unknowing Partners

    01/19/2014 10:42:50 PM PST · by eater-of-toast · 33 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 1/19/2014 | Rachel Zarrell
    This evil character had unprotected sex with many partners without telling them he had HIV; in fact he lied to at least two, claiming to be disease-free.
  • DNA Links Executed Convict to 1984 Triple Murder

    01/19/2014 2:07:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | Friday, January 10th, 2014
    A killer who was executed in Missouri for the 1987 murder of a 12-year-old girl was also responsible for a long-unsolved triple homicide in Iowa three years earlier, investigators announced Friday. New DNA evidence implicates Andrew W. Six in the 1984 bludgeoning deaths of 20-year-old Justin Hook Jr.; Hook's fiancee, 19-year-old Tina Lade; and Hook's mother, 41-year-old Sara Link, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and Wapello County Sheriff Mark Miller announced. "What we know for sure is that Andy Six is responsible," Miller said at a news conference at his office in Ottumwa, in southeast Iowa.
  • Child harassment charges dropped against 2 foreign officers at Fort Leonard Wood (muslims)

    01/19/2014 3:24:59 PM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    http://www.stltoday.com ^ | January 18, 2014
    Pulaski County authorities have dropped charges against two foreign military officers who were training at Fort Leonard Wood when they were arrested. The Rolla Daily News reports that Mohammed Mahmoud Omar Mefleh, of Jordan, and Antoine Chlela, of Lebanon, were charged in October with enticement of a child and harassment. Court records say the men allegedly approached a 12-year-old girl at a bus stop and asked her to enter their vehicle. Pulaski County prosecutor Kevin Hillman said Friday that the charges were dropped as part of an agreement that includes the men paying the cost of their incarceration. Hillman says...
  • New numbers for Obamacare

    01/13/2014 2:20:37 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | January 13, 2014 | By DAVE HELLING
    Affordable Care Act enrollment numbers, Kansas and Missouri, from HHS: Total enrolled to date: KS: 14,242 - MO: 33,138 Subsidized plans: KS: 74% - MO: 80%
  • Southwest flight lands at wrong Missouri airport

    01/13/2014 9:00:53 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 64 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2014 11:35 AM (ET) | JIM SALTER
    Federal officials are investigating why a Southwest Airlines flight that was supposed to land at Branson Airport in southwest Missouri instead landed at another airport about 7 miles away that only had about half as much runway. Southwest Airlines Flight 4013, carrying 124 passengers and five crew members, was scheduled to go from Chicago's Midway International Airport to Branson Airport, airline spokesman Brad Hawkins said Sunday in a statement. But the Boeing 737-700 landed at Taney County Airport, which also is known as M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport.
  • Senate Dems deny last-ditch effort to restore military pensions; illegals’ tax refunds win out

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., blocked a last-ditch effort by Republicans Thursday to restore full military pensions. Their proposal would have been paid for by denying tax credits to undocumented immigrants. Pensions to retired and disabled veterans were cut last month in a budget compromise hammered out by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wa., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., according to the Washington Free Beacon.
  • Governor sued for same-sex Mo. tax order

    01/11/2014 7:14:02 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 4 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Jan 10, 2014 | by Staff
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Four Missouri taxpayers filed a lawsuit on Jan. 8 challenging Gov. Jay Nixon's executive order to permit some same-sex couples to file a Missouri combined income tax return as "husband" and "wife" for 2013 in spite of a 2004 state constitutional amendment which defines marriage as between one man and one woman. The lawsuit challenges Executive Order 13-14 as being unconstitutional and alleges that the governor is trying to thwart the will of the people of Missouri, with 71 percent of the voters having adopted "Amendment 2" in 2004. The amendment, now codified as Article...
  • Missouri lawmakers to consider raising speed limit

    01/09/2014 11:04:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    FOX 4 News ^ | January 8, 2014 | John Pepitone
    BELTON, Mo. — As Missouri lawmakers return to Jefferson City Wednesday, one of many issues they are expected to consider is raising the state’s speed limit. Along Interstate 49 here, the speed limit is 70 miles an hour, but that could jump up to 75 if this proposal becomes law. A southwest Missouri lawmaker wants drivers in the Show-Me State to be able to go faster on rural highways. Rep. Mike Kelley from Lamar, further south on I-49, wants to raise the speed limit to 75 miles an hour on 4-lane highways away from the cities. Currently Missouri’s speed limit...