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  • Voting on campus: At Haverford College, they want to, but can’t (Snowflake Trail of Tears)

    09/17/2018 4:55:29 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 09/15/2018 | Susan Snyder and Holly Otterbein,
    Haverford College and some nearby residents for years have been trying to get a polling place closer to or on the grassy Main Line campus. Students — most of whom do not have cars and who make up the majority of voters in the precinct — must travel about a mile and a half, partially on a road without sidewalks, ---snip--- the lawyer representing petitioners, alleges the reason is more sinister: a largely Republican county government that is far from eager to make voting easier for a Democratic-leaning college campus.
  • Fugitive sought in Trump threats suspected in truck theft

    09/16/2018 1:41:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2018 | AP
    HAZLETON, Pa. — Federal authorities suspect a man accused of having threatened President Donald Trump and other officials may have stolen a truck overnight from the same northeastern Pennsylvania business he is believed to have burglarized earlier this month. U.S. Marshals, the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service have been searching for 27-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo for more than two months, saying he has threatened to use “full lethal force on any law enforcement officer that tries to detain me.” ~snip~ The Maple Shade, New Jersey native’s parents said Thursday that Christy sent a Facebook message to them saying...
  • How about we have a 9/11 Memories Thread

    09/11/2018 6:46:01 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 156 replies
    11 Sept 2018 | US Navy Vet
    PLEASE just memories NO "editorializing"!
  • Donald Trump Honors 9/11 Flight 93 Heroes: ‘The Moment When America Fought Back’

    09/11/2018 10:17:04 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 11th, 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump spoke at the 9/11 memorial service in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, recalling the attacks of September 11, 2001. Trump praised the valor of the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93 for resisting the terrorists in control of the hijacked plane, which led to the crash in a Pennsylvania field. “At this memorial on this sacred earth in the field beyond this wall and in the skies above our heads, we remember the moment when America fought back,” Trump said, praising the Americans aboard the flight–“changed the course of history” by resisting the terrorists. Trump recognized...
  • Pastor set to hold Facebook accountable for role in defamation case

    09/11/2018 7:09:32 AM PDT · by ptsal · 9 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | 09-Sept-2018 | Joe Newby
    On Friday, One News Now reported that West Virginia pastor Rich Penkoski is preparing to hold Facebook accountable for allowing an LGBT supporter to stalk, harass and defame him and his family online, using the social media giant. According to Steve Jordahl, a civil court has already found the woman guilty of defamation. “This is a woman who claims to be an LGBT supporter who has harassed, stalked, and defamed me and my family on Facebook for well over nine months,” Penkoski told One News Now. Jordahl said the woman “questioned the chastity of his wife and the intelligence of...
  • CDC Investigating...Multiple Passengers Fall Ill On Separate International Flights...Philadelphia

    09/06/2018 6:42:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    cbs ^ | September 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm
    Full Headline: CDC Investigating After Multiple Passengers Fall Ill On Separate International Flights Coming Into Philadelphia International Airport Officials say 12 passengers arriving at the airport on American Airlines flights from Paris and Munich experienced flu-like symptoms. Multiple ambulances were dispatched to the airport.
  • Jeff Sessions Is Executing Trump’s Immigration Plans With a Quiet, Efficient Brutality

    09/08/2018 10:50:41 PM PDT · by vannrox · 61 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 7SEP18 | Sophie Murguia and Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn
    Over the past few months, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has faced fierce criticism for his role in the Trump administration’s family separation policy. But while the White House continues to deal with the fallout from tearing kids away from their parents at the border, Sessions has been busy orchestrating another, much quieter attack on the country’s immigration system. Tensions have been simmering for months between the attorney general and the hundreds of judges overseeing immigration courts, but they reached a new high in July. The flashpoint was the case of Reynaldo Castro-Tum, a Guatemalan man who was scheduled to appear...
  • Accused State Sen. Daylin Leach lashes out at rape survivor who called on him to resign

    09/07/2018 7:01:25 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 09/07/2018 | Angela Couloumbis and Holly Otterbein,
    ---SNIP--- After the Inquirer and Daily News reported that eight women had accused Leach of unwanted touching and sexually charged conversations, Muth demanded that Leach resign. She also criticized him for lashing out at several women on social media afterward; he called one "a human wrecking ball of hate." So Muth's campaign contacted the organizers of the event — a high school Democratic organization to which Leach's teenage daughter belongs — and told them exactly why she didn't want to appear with the senator. He was dropped. Shortly thereafter, Leach fired off an angry email to Joe Foster, chairman of...
  • Vandals scrawl 'serial rapist' on Bill Cosby's star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    09/04/2018 8:59:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    LAtimes ^ | September 4, 2018
    Los Angeles police are investigating the vandalism of disgraced comedian Bill Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after it was marked with the words “serial rapist,” authorities said. LAPD officials learned someone had scrawled the words in black marker on the star about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. It is not clear when the message was written, said Officer Mike Lopez. Authorities cleaned the plaque and reported the vandalism, Lopez said. Cosby, 81, once known as “America’s dad” for his role on the sitcom “The Cosby Show,” was convicted in April of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, a former basketball...
  • Man illegally in country shot Upper Darby store owner

    09/03/2018 5:08:17 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 27 replies
    ABC News (WPVI Philadelphia) ^ | 09/03/2018 | staff
    Upper Darby police say they've arrested a suspect accused of shooting the owner of a beer distributor. Pablo Quintanilla, 24, was arrested Monday morning and is being charged with attempted murder. They say he is the one who opened fire inside the store on the 700 block of Garrett Road on Saturday night. According to police, Quintanilla is in the country illegally. The native of Honduras was deported from Texas in 2015. At some point, he returned and was in the country illegally living in New York.
  • Freeper help requested: House races

    09/01/2018 4:43:57 PM PDT · by LS · 22 replies
    self | 9/1/2018 | LS
    All, As you know the battle for the House is tight. I've been trying to keep on top of the races for several publications, including BigLeaguePolitics, but tracking even 40 of the closest races is tough. If you are in TX and are in Sessions or Dent's district; in PA; in CA in esp. CD 39, 48, 49 or other real battles; in NC, and have info on the House races there, particularly those that are close, please get in touch with me. Just heard Culberson (TX7) in fight, but optimistic. Last poll had him up 4, and "Matress Mack,"...
  • Chinese American scientist admits plot to steal GlaxoSmithKline’s trade secrets for firm in China

    08/31/2018 1:10:20 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    AP via Philly.Com ^ | 08/31/2018 | Jeremy Roebuck,
    One of the world's leading biochemists pleaded guilty Friday to stealing proprietary information potentially worth millions from a GlaxoSmithKline research facility in Montgomery County to help a Chinese company launched with financial backing from that nation's government. Yu Xue, 48, told a federal judge in Philadelphia that she pilfered promising cancer research she had developed while working for the British pharmaceutical giant's Upper Merion Township location between 2006 and 2016. She had hoped to market the potentially ground-breaking therapies through a business she set up in China with two other co-defendants. The case is the latest in a string of...
  • Homicide Charge for Man Who Cut Brake Lines to Make Crack Pipe

    08/30/2018 3:33:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 8/30/18 | Simon Veazey
    The boyfriend of a woman who was killed when her car slammed into a tree has admitted to cutting the brake lines to fashion a crack pipe.Pennsylvania police say that 39-year-old John Jenkins Jr. admitted during an interview that he had cut the brake lines on Tammy Fox’s car the night before the fatal crash on Aug. 22. in Lackawanna County.The mother of five was driving her black Hyundai Sonata at around 10 a.m. in Scranton when “her vehicle began to accelerate,” police said in a news release. The car crossed through an intersection before it “violently struck a tree.”Fox, 38, died...
  • Greensburg diocese removes Bishop Connare's name from conference center

    08/30/2018 9:55:21 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 2 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, 1:51 p.m. | Deb Erdley
    The Greensburg Catholic Diocese removed the name of the late Bishop William Connare from a retreat center in Unity Township, Bishop Edward Malesic said Wednesday. The move was the latest of a series of aftershocks rippling across the state in the wake of the Aug. 14 grand jury report that detailed seven decades of priest sexual abuse allegations and cover-ups by church leaders in six dioceses across the state, including Greensburg and Pittsburgh. Malesic said the decision to strike Connare’s name from the center was made at the request of several survivors of priest sexual abuse who said it was...
  • NBC News/Marist Poll: Pennsylvanians give low marks to Trump and tariffs

    08/26/2018 7:39:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/26/2018 | by Ben Kamisar
    Pennsylvania, a state that helped put President Donald Trump in the White House, isn’t too keen on the president’s tariff push, a new NBC News/Marist poll finds, as a near majority fears that the ongoing trade war will ultimately damage the U.S. economy. Forty-five percent of Pennsylvania adults believe that tariffs and other import barriers will raise costs of consumer goods and hurt the country’s economy. By comparison, 27 percent believe they will protect American jobs and help the economy. The administration’s trade policy is unpopular across virtually all demographic groups in the NBC/Marist poll — the only groups where...
  • Police: 16 Antifa Protesters Arrested After Clashing With Officers

    08/25/2018 7:17:03 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    CBS 3 PHILLY ^ | 25 AUGUST 2018 | CBS 3 PHILLY
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say 16 Antifa protesters were arrested on Saturday after clashing with officers in Center City. Organizers of the protest rallied dozens to meet at City Hall to oppose the Blue Lives Matter March being held at the Liberty Bell. Philadelphia police say 75 Antifa protesters were in the area of Broad and Arch Streets around 11:30 a.m. During the protest, police say, several members started to fight with police. Sixteen Antifa protesters were arrested. Nine of those protesters were issued citations and seven were charged with disorderly conduct. The Blue Lives Matter March, organized by a...
  • Multiple arrested as Antifa, police clash at Philadelphia 'Blue Lives Matter' march

    08/25/2018 12:05:07 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/25/18 | John Bowden
    Philadelphia police made several arrests as police clashed with Antifa protesters at a "Blue Lives Matter" rally on Saturday. Hundreds of protesters and counter-protesters gathered downtown to demonstrate support for law enforcement and against police brutality, stop-and-frisk policies and mass incarceration, according to CBS News. Pictures and video posted to social media showed police arresting several people and overturned bikes blocking a street while onlookers chanted slogans. Some chanted "Who do you serve?" and other messages directed at officers making the arrests, which began after some demonstrators were blocking traffic. It was unclear from the video how many people were...
  • Video shows animals slaughtered in apparent religious sacrifice in Southwest Philly

    08/25/2018 10:42:38 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Video shows animals being slaughtered in an open lot in Southwest Philadelphia. Neighbors say it took place in front of young children. Many neighbors tell FOX 29 this is just plain bizarre but they also say they had no idea it was going to take place beforehand. Viral social media video shows sheep slaughtered in an apparent religious sacrifice on a lot at 55th and Paschall in Southwest Philadelphia.
  • Unlicensed motorcyclist tried to 'thread the needle' between trucks before fatal crash: state police

    08/23/2018 3:42:41 PM PDT · by lightman · 94 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 23 August A.D. 2018 | David Wenner
    A Hazleton man died Thursday morning after trying to drive his motorcycle between two trucks on Route 61 in Schuylkill County, according to state police. Rafael Mateo, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 7:53 a.m. crash in New Castle Township, police said. According to state police, Mateo was driving south in the passing lane when he approached a tractor trailer that was passing a dump truck. He shifted into the right lane, cutting off another motorist, before heading toward the center line and trying to "thread the needle" between the tractor trailer and dump truck, police said....
  • Trump Sets Ambitious Fall Campaign Schedule To Help Republicans–And Himself

    08/23/2018 6:41:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 23,2018 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Trump has a lot on the line in this fall’s midterm elections. So, he’s decided to turn for help to the man he trusts the most — himself. In the remaining 75 days until ballots are counted, Trump will invest at least 40 of them in campaigning for Republicans in both House and Senate races. He will spend additional time on fundraising for candidates and the party .And you may have noticed, this president is quite comfortable with spur-of-the-moment decisions. So, it’s likely he will add even more campaign days along the way as races and political needs develop....