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  • Minnesota Travel Agents Warn Vikings Fans About Philadelphia

    01/18/2018 3:58:05 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 51 replies
    CBS Philly News ^ | January 17, 2018 | PHILADELPHIA (CBS)
    “If the Vikings win, yes, I would take off any sort of like colors. I know it sounds ridiculous, like we’re almost talking about gangs here, but it’s no joke down in Philly. It really isn’t,” said Drew Baydala, with Ticket King. “I would advise you not to be over inebriated because they will be,” said Steve Erban, with Creative Charters.
  • Cops: Philadelphia Eagles fan punched police horse repeatedly

    01/18/2018 3:43:44 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 16, 2018 | CRIMESIDER STAFF
    PHILADELPHIA – Police said a Pennsylvania man who was ejected from Saturday's Philadelphia Eagles game assaulted a police horse after leaving the stadium. Taylor Hendricks, 22, was removed from Lincoln Financial Field before the start of the Eagles' NFL playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons by stadium personnel who said he arrived intoxicated and was unable to produce a ticket.
  • Trump: ‘In Order to Make a Fair Deal With NAFTA, You Have to Terminate the Deal’

    10/26/2017 4:57:53 AM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | IAN HANCHETT
    Trump said, “I tell my people, I say right now it’s going to be very hard. And in my opinion, in order to make a fair deal with NAFTA, you have to terminate the deal and you have see where you’re going to come, and we’ll come out. But I think you have to give them — to make a fair deal and a great deal — and you see what’s going on, we’re being very tough and we’re being very fair. But we have to get back a lot. What’s happened to this country with NAFTA is unbelievable, the...
  • Trump heading to Pennsylvania to back GOP candidate Rick Saccone in key special House race

    01/18/2018 8:44:09 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/18/2018 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump is throwing his weight behind a fellow Republican's battle to keep an open House seat in GOP hands Thursday, in what could be a key bellwether for the November midterm elections. Rick Saccone will face off against Democrat Conor Lamb on March 13 in a push to succeed former Republican Rep. Tim Murphy’s 18th Congressional District seat. Murphy resigned in October over a sex scandal in which his mistress claimed the pro-life conservative congressman pressured her to have an abortion. “Will be going to Pennsylvania today in order to give my total support to RICK SACCONE, running for...
  • Breaking...multiple police down in Harrisburg PA shooting....

    01/18/2018 5:30:24 AM PST · by Doogle · 142 replies
    Foxnews Philly | 01/18/18 | Foxnews
    Early...just breaking multiple police down....
  • Penn student Blaze Bernstein's former classmate formally charged with murder

    01/17/2018 7:17:33 PM PST · by Phillyred · 26 replies
    Samuel Woodward, the 20-year-old suspected killer of University of Pennsylvania student Blaze Bernstein, has been charged with one felony count of murder with a sentence enhancement for using a knife, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas announced Wednesday. “This is a senseless murder of a young man,” Rackauckas said during the news conference Bernstein, a 19-year-old freshman psychology student, disappeared Jan. 2 after driving to Borrego Park in Lake Forest with Woodward. The two had attended school together at the Orange County School of the Arts ........This undated file photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department shows Samuel Woodward,...
  • Sen. Pat Toomey Endorses Lou Barletta for U.S. Senate

    01/17/2018 3:51:17 PM PST · by smileyface · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) endorsed Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) in a video on Tuesday to challenge Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) in the 2018 midterm election. In a video endorsing Barletta, Sen. Toomey called Barletta a “trusted conservative and a relentless fighter for hardworking Pennsylvanians.” “No one in the House of Representatives has been more committed to fighting to protect our borders or to ending dangerous sanctuary city policies than Lou Barletta,” Toomey declared. “When we recently needed an ally in the House to pass the most sweeping tax reforms in a generation, Lou was there every step of the way,”...
  • My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice

    01/15/2018 1:44:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | January 14, 2018 | Mark Scolforo
    The federal government says grass and guns don’t mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana — and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump — in a potentially uncomfortable position. As gun-loving Pennsylvania becomes the latest state to operate a medical marijuana program, with the first dispensary on track to begin sales next month, authorities are warning patients that federal law bars marijuana users from having guns or ammunition. “They’re going to have to make a choice,” said John T. Adams, president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association. “They can have their guns or their marijuana,...
  • Donald Trump’s Support Among Blacks Has Doubled Since 2016, Amid Racism Claims

    01/15/2018 8:36:45 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2018 | NEIL MUNRO
    Two new polls show President Donald Trump’s rising support among black voters, highlighting his political gains from pushing employers to hire Americans instead of lower-wage migrants. The growing support from blacks — despite furious Democratic claims of racism — could become a shocking political validation in November when Trump will face millions of upper-income Democratic voters who are angry at his “Buy American, Hire American” policies. Among black men, Trump’s “2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share,” admitted a January 11 article in the Atlantic by author Ronald Brownstein. “23 percent of black men approved of Trump’s...
  • I-95 Redesignated as I-295 in Mercer County Starting in 2018

    01/14/2018 1:06:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Construction Equipment Guide ^ | January 8, 2018 | CEG
    New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials have announced the section of what is now I-95 in New Jersey from the Scudder Falls Bridge over the Delaware River to the Route 1 Interchange in Mercer County will be redesignated as I-295 in early 2018.This change is part of a larger project in which a new interchange is being constructed to connect I-95 to I-276/Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bristol Township, Pa. The Pennsylvania Turnpike connects to the New Jersey Turnpike at Interchange 6 via the New Jersey Turnpike Pearl Harbor Memorial Turnpike Extension in Florence, N.J. When the new I-95/Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange...
  • PennDOT to remove 'plug welds' from 13 bridges to avoid potentially dangerous condition

    01/14/2018 8:11:58 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | January 7, 2018 | Ed Blazina
    A crack that closed the Delaware River Bridge between Philadelphia and New Jersey last January has prompted the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to plan repairs to 13 other bridges across the state. The crack in welding material, which created a 2-inch gap in a major truss, was so serious that officials thought they might have to permanently close the span owned by the Pennsylvania and New Jersey turnpikes. As a result of that problem, PennDOT looked for similar issues in other bridges; the repairs will involve drilling out areas where welding occurred to fill improperly drilled holes, called plug welding,...
  • Man arrested for terroristic threats to kill NFL players and fans in Pittsburgh on Sunday

    The Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars are set to kick off their AFC divisional round playoff contest on Sunday as planned in spite of some terroristic threats made prior to the game. Yuttana Choochongkol, 30, reportedly sent threats to a Pittsburgh television station and the director of security for Heinz Field — the home stadium of the Steelers — indicating he was planning to do harm to many people at the game. According to a police affidavit on the arrest, a message sent Thursday to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh read like this: “This Sunday’s playoff game in Pittsburgh is going to...
  • Quotables: A closer look at Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's toll-jacking

    01/13/2018 8:09:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | January 7, 2018 | Tribune-Review
    Motorists frustrated by the unending cycle of toll increases by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission can take some comfort in a performance audit of the agency announced by state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. The latest increase, effective Sunday, boosted tolls 6 percent; it's the 10th consecutive increase in as many years. Mr. DePasquale said the audit will examine the Turnpike Commission's assertion that traffic will increase despite increased tolls. It will also look at the turnpike's annual payments to PennDOT and the commission's process for awarding construction contracts. Given the increasing toll on motorists' wallets, a closer look at turnpike operations...
  • Dem to introduce 'Stable Genius Act' requiring presidential candidates to take mental exam

    01/09/2018 3:20:06 PM PST · by fwdude · 97 replies
    the Hill ^ | 01/09/18 | John Bowden
    A Democratic lawmaker says that he will introduce legislation that would require presidential candidates to undergo a mental health examination following a tweet from President Trump in which he praised himself as a "stable genius." Rep. Brendan Boyle's office said in a press release that the Pennsylvania Democrat would introduce the "Stable Genius Act" in the House on Tuesday. The act would require all presidential candidates to file a Federal Election Commission (FEC) report "certifying that he or she has undergone medical examination by the medical office under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy." Boyle said in the...
  • Gov. Tom Wolf: Pennsylvania Will Not Take Medical Marijuana User’s Guns

    01/07/2018 4:57:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Pennsylvania is struggling with the legalization of medical marijuana and the Federal prohibition of marijuana use.The state police have quoted federal law as prohibiting people who legally use marijuana under state law, from purchasing firearms under federal law. Medical marijuana users may be denied a Pennsylvania license to carry firearms. From the Pennsylvania State Police website: If you are holder of a Medical Marijuana Card, it is important that you know: It is unlawful for you to attempt to purchase a firearm under Federal law and you will be denied during your Pennsylvania State Police background check, due to...
  • Dozens of prosecutors fired from Philadelphia district attorney's office

    01/06/2018 7:56:21 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 65 replies
    ABC News ( ^ | 01/06/2018 | Vernon Odom and Dann Cuellar
    It is one of the most shocking and drastic shakeups of the District Attorney's Office that anyone can recall. But it most definitely should not come as any surprise to those who had been following the campaign promises of Larry Krasner. The purge was on full display as the file boxes kept rolling out of the D.A.'s office. Thirty-one staffers, including a number of murder squad prosecutors, high ranking deputies and division chiefs were among those terminated.
  • Swarthmore Queers The Bible

    01/05/2018 9:09:10 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 5, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The sad thing is, this might be the only way to get academics interested in the Good Book. "Swarthmore College is offering a course next year that will survey 'queer and trans' readings of biblical texts' by using 'queer and trans' theoretical approaches,' with faculty staying silent on the specifics of the course material," Bethany Torstenson reports in The College Fix. "'Queering the Bible' is set to launch next fall and will be instructed by Gwynn Kessler, an associate professor of religion, according to Swarthmore’s course catalog." "The course, which is being offered through Swarthmore's Religion Department, promises to '[introduce]...
  • PA Turnpike reminds travelers of 2018 toll increase

    01/05/2018 6:04:39 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ^ | January 4, 2018 | News Release
    HARRISBURG, PA (Jan. 4, 2018) —The PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) today reminded motorists that beginning 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 7 tolls will reflect a six-percent increase for both cash and E-ZPass customers. The toll increase, approved by commissioners last July, is needed to meet the PTC’s funding and capital-improvement obligations. Additionally, the PTC is legislatively mandated to offer $450 million in supplemental funding to PennDOT each year under Act 44 of 2007. Since Act 44 was passed, the PTC has provided payments to PennDOT totaling $5.875 billion. Of that amount, $3.625 billion has provided financial assistance to the commonwealth’s mass-transit...
  • Six Years Later, Penn State Is Still At War Over The Sandusky Scandal

    12/28/2017 1:07:10 PM PST · by zeestephen · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 28 December 2017 | Will Hobson
    Six years after the Sandusky scandal rocked Penn State, university leadership is still fighting a civil war over the case, a conflict fueled, in part, by weaknesses that have developed in investigations that concluded top Penn State officials covered up for the convicted child molester.
  • Turkey: A “Jewish Terrorist Organization” Behind the Attempted Coup?

    12/28/2017 11:21:35 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Providence Magazine ^ | December 27, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Anti-Semitism is widespread in Turkey and intensely motivated by Islamic scriptures. Some Turkish authorities and opinion-shapers have chosen the “easy” way: Use the “Jew card” to demonize Gülen and his supporters. Many pro-government news websites and discussion forums, including pro-government newspapers, are filled with columns that claim Gülen is actually Jewish.A columnist with the pro-government newspaper Sabah, Ersin Ramoğlu, for example, wrote a column entitled “Fethullah Gülen: a Karaite Jew,” in which he “described” how “Jewish Fethullah Gülen has destroyed Turkey, such as by poisoning thousands of young people in his schools.” Then he explained why Gülen engages in all...