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  • Cops: Males In Possession Of Stolen Phone Unknowingly Upload Pics To Victim’s Cloud (Dumb Crooks!!)

    07/03/2015 8:32:11 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 07/03/2015 | staff
    --SNIP-- Police say the next day, the victim reported he was receiving pictures on his Google Cloud of the men in possession of his phone. Authorities say the males were taking photographs of themselves, which were being uploaded to the cloud without their knowledge. The males ages and identities are unknown at this time.
  • Historic Gettysburg seminary bans Confederate flags

    06/29/2015 3:11:53 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 29 replies
    The HanoverEvening Sun ^ | June 29, 2015 | Chris Cappella
    In the wake of several Gettysburg-area stores making announcements on if they'll continue to sell Confederate flag-related merchandise, the Lutheran Theological Seminary is making its stand. Saturday, the day before a Living History event was slated to take place on the seminary's campus, the administration announced it would be banning symbols of hate speech and racism on seminary grounds, said the Rev. John Spangler, executive assistant to the president for communication and planning. The ban prohibits the display of the flag or flags associated with the Confederate States of America, Spangler said. "The subsequent use by other groups have made...
  • Ben Carson wins conservative straw poll, Fiorina and Walker close behind

    06/28/2015 1:31:02 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 28, 2015 | Philip Klein and Ariel Cohen
    DENVER -- Ben Carson, the famed surgeon turned presidential candidate, rode his outsider message to victory on Sunday at the Western Conservative Summit straw poll sponsored by the Washington Examiner, edging out former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Taken together, the results point to the resonance of the anti-Washington message among conservative audiences, as all three candidates argued in different ways that they would shake up the DC status quo. Carson garnered 26 percent of the 871 votes cast; Fiorina got 23 percent; Walker was at 22 percent; and Ted Cruz, at 11 percent, was the...
  • Our letters policy on same-sex marriage - an explanation and an apology: John L. Micek

    06/27/2015 3:40:04 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | John L. Micek
    About 10 or 15 minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which made gay marriage legal across the country, including the 13 states that up until now had banned it, a colleague of mine walked into the PennLive newsroom. A smile lit up her face and there were tears in her eyes. Up until about 10 a.m. on Friday, my gay colleague sat on pins and needles, waiting to see if nine lawyers were about to throw the life and her and her partner into absolute upheaval. We embraced and I offered...
  • Re-enactors asked not to display Confederate flag in Lewisburg parade [PA]

    06/27/2015 3:28:00 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 57 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | John Beauge
    The controversy over the display of the Confederate flag in the wake of the killing of nine black church members in Charleston, S.C., has reached the annual Union County Veterans Fourth of July Parade in Lewisburg. The 18th North Carolina Co. A re-enactors have been asked not to display the Confederate flag if it marches, parade chairman Kevin Bittenbender said Friday. The parade is scheduled to step off at 10 a.m. Saturday. The decision was made following a discussion by the parade committee's executive board, he said. He understands there will be some opposed to the decision, he said.
  • Pennsylvania newspaper won't accept anti-gay marriage editorials anymore

    06/27/2015 7:30:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/27/2015 | Rick Moran
    A newspaper in Harrisburg, PA, PennLive/The Patriot-News, informed its readers yesterday that the paper would no longer be accepting anti-gay marriage letters or op-eds. After nationwide outrage was expressed, the paper revised its policy slightly; you could submit anti-gay marriage tracts for a limited amount of time. Daily Caller: After receiving strong pushback, the newspaper’s editorial board, which is overseen by Editorial Page Editor John Micek, quickly revised its policy. Freedom of speech will be allowed — but only for a “limited” period of time. Micek explained on Twitter: “Clarification: We will not foreclose discussion of the high court’s decision, but arguments that...
  • [NPS] Statement Regarding the Confederate Flag

    06/26/2015 7:33:13 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    The U.S. National Park Service ^ | June 25, 2015 | National Park Service
    On June 24, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis asked park superintendents to work with their partners and bookstore operators to voluntarily withdraw from sale items that solely depict a Confederate flag. The National Park Service press release can be found here. "We strive to tell the complete story of America," National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said of the agency's reputation for telling difficult parts of our history. "All sales items in parks are evaluated based on educational value and their connection to the park. Any stand-alone depictions of Confederate flags have no place in park stores."...
  • THOUGHTCRIME! Traditional marriage opinions BANNED by PA newspaper after Supreme Court ruling

    06/26/2015 7:04:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 6/26/15 | Soopermexican
    The “Pennsylvania Patriot” newspaper may think they’re patriotic, but shutting down dissenting opinion doesn’t seem to be true to the roots of the country. After the Supreme Court ruling today that feelings are more important than the Constitution and words have no meaning, the editorial board at Pennlive posted this notice: As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will no longer accept, nor will it pring, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage. Then after a few actual patriots on twitter started mocking the Fascist idiots, they changed it just a tad so that they...
  • THE SILENCING: Paper Will Limit Anti-Gay Marriage Op-Eds

    06/26/2015 2:27:59 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 101 replies
    daily caller ^ | 06/26/15 | Betsy Rothstein
    The editorial board of PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. is taking a hardcore stance against those who disagree with the Supreme Court ruling to legalize gay marriage. “As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will no longer accept, nor will it print, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage,” they declared. After receiving strong pushback, the newspaper’s editorial board, which is overseen by Editorial Page Editor John Micek, quickly revised its policy. Freedom of speech will be allowed — but only for a “limited” period of time. Micek explained on Twitter: “Clarification: We will not...
  • Marcellus Shale region to see wave of large pipeline projects

    06/26/2015 5:43:27 AM PDT · by thackney · 12 replies
    PowerSource P-G ^ | June 23, 2015 | Stephanie Ritenbaugh
    Over the next three years, the Marcellus Shale region can expect to see about 17 pipeline projects meant to ship about 17.3 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas out of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to end-users, according to IHS Energy. Those destinations “are varied, and in addition to New England, some are targeting the Midwest, eastern Canada and the South,” said Matthew Piatek, associate director of North American natural gas for IHS, which tracks energy markets. “Given the amount of production in the tri-state area currently, it will be able to satisfy the lion’s share of Mid-Atlantic...
  • Gettysburg to sell Confederate flags despite National Park Service request

    06/25/2015 4:13:45 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 68 replies
    The National Park Service Wednesday asked groups operating gift shops at national Civil War battlefields and monuments to pull the Confederate flag and items featuring only the flag — mugs, key chains, T-shirts — from store shelves, said Kathy Kupper, a National Park Service spokeswoman. The Gettysburg Foundation, which runs the gift shop and book store at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor Museum and Visitor Center does not plan to pull its Confederate flag items.
  • Gettysburg to remove Confederate flag items (The Country has Gone Mad!!!!!)

    06/25/2015 4:28:04 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 74 replies
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  • D.A.'s office reaches partial settlement in civil forfeiture suit (Philadelphia)

    06/25/2015 10:34:25 AM PDT · by SZonian · 14 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | 24 June, 2015 | Jeremy Roebuck
    The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has agreed to change two of the most scrutinized aspects of its civil forfeiture program - a $6-million-a-year juggernaut aimed at taking cash and property out of the hands of drug dealers. In federal court filings this week, city lawyers agreed to limit their practice of barring homeowners from properties tied up in forfeiture proceedings until the case has made its way before a judge. Prosecutors also said they would no longer enforce several controversial requirements routinely included in deals struck with property owners to settle forfeiture cases. Those include restrictions blocking relatives accused of...
  • Pennsylvania court rejects law that aided NRA gun challenges

    06/25/2015 10:02:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2015 12:18 PM EDT | Peter Jackson
    A court ruling striking down a Pennsylvania law that made it easier for gun-rights advocates like the National Rifle Association to challenge local gun ordinances is drawing strong reaction from both sides of the issue. A spokesman for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says Thursday’s Commonwealth Court ruling that the law is unconstitutional will allow municipalities to pursue common-sense gun safety requirements. Sen. Daylin Leach is one of five Democrats who joined in the challenge of the law. He says municipalities that repealed their gun ordinances because of the law can now restore them. An attorney for four pro-gun groups dismisses...
  • The Right to be Free From Guns (barf alert)

    06/25/2015 4:59:36 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 40 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 25 june 2015 | E.J. Dionne,Jr.
    WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a saner approach to guns need a new strategy. We cannot go on like this, wringing our hands in frustration after every tragedy involving firearms. We said "Enough" after Sandy Hook. We thought the moment for action had come. Yet nothing happened. We are saying "Enough" after Charleston. But this time, we don't even expect anything to happen. What's needed is a long-term national effort to change popular attitudes toward handgun ownership. And we need to insist on protecting the rights of Americans who do not want to be anywhere near guns. None of this should...
  • Watch: Drexel Hill girl wows Heidi Klum on 'America's Got Talent (11 Yr old sings opera)

    06/24/2015 6:58:02 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 06/24/2015 | Molly Eichel
    Drexel Hill tween Arielle Baril wowed on last night's America's Got Talent singing Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro." The 11-year-old Baril said her brother trained her to sing at a young age. She's quite poised for 11, and her voice is incredible. Judge Heidi Klum vibed with Baril early, ultimately showing her support by pressing the Golden Buzzer that sends young Ariel to the live show at Radio City Music Hall later this
  • Black Chamber of Commerce: EPA Clean Air Plan Will Increase Black Poverty 23%, Strip .. Black Jobs

    06/24/2015 9:55:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 24, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    A study commissioned by the National Black Chamber of Commerce, which represents 2.1 million black-owned businesses in the United States, found that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan would increase black poverty by 23 percent and cause the loss of 7 million jobs for black Americans by 2035. The study also found that the EPA' plan would increase Hispanic poverty by 26 percent and cause the loss of 12 million jobs for Hispanic Americans by 2035. The EPA proposed the Clean Power Plan on June 2, 2014 to cut carbon emissions from power plants. ... There was a...
  • 16 Police Forces Called to Bloody Wedding Brawl

    06/24/2015 7:49:51 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 79 replies
    Newser ^ | 06/23/2015
    16 Police Forces Called to Bloody Wedding Brawl NEWSER) – A wedding reception in Berks County, Pa., turned into something resembling a regional police convention when officers from 16 forces turned up to deal with rowdy guests—including the groom, who spent his wedding night in jail. From what police could piece together, the reception at a venue in Ontelaunee Township started to turn ugly when partygoer Mandi Groh punched another woman in the face after she complained about Groh allowing her drunk 14-year-old son to drink beer, WFMZ reports. The brawl grew and, according to a police report, by the...
  • Marco Rubio Provides The Final Vote To Give Away More American Jobs

    06/24/2015 7:00:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 73 replies
    CHQ ^ | 6/23/2015 | George Rasley
    Yesterday’s procedural vote in the Republican-controlled Senate to give Obama Trade Promotion Authority, or “fast track” as it used to be called, passed by just one vote – that of Florida’s Republican Senator and presidential aspirant Marco Rubio. Why would Rubio vote to give Obama more power? No one knows for certain, but Senator Jeff Sessions, in a statement released after the vote gave us some insight into the dynamics of what went on on Capitol Hill prior to the vote. “Americans increasingly believe that their country isn’t serving its own citizens. They need look no further than a bipartisan...
  • Syrians coming to Amish country (Lancaster County, PA)

    06/24/2015 3:45:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | 6/24/15 | Ann Corcoran
    Most people are very surprised to learn that Church World Service (one of nine federal resettlement contractors) has been busy for years flooding Lancaster, PA with third worlders. Here we learn that the next big batch will be Syrians—Syrians who don’t speak English and who will need mental health counseling!And, big surprise (not!) they will work in factories and warehouses (jobs Americans won’t do for slave wages?). Please explain to me why a ‘church’ group is acting as head hunter for businesses looking for cheap labor?From WITF:About 60 Syrian refugees already live in Lancaster County, and another 60 are expected...
  • Kennywood employee arrested at park on child porn charges

    06/23/2015 9:22:51 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 13 replies
    WPXI ^ | June 23, 2015 | uncredited
    Authorities confirm to Channel 11's Rick Earle that a man who worked at Kennywood was arrested last Wednesday on child pornography charges. Agents with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office arrested Nicholas Lancos at the amusement park with the help of Kennywood police. Investigators say they found child pornography on a computer owned by Lancos at his Greenfield Avenue home. Lancos was a seasonal employee who worked in the park's rides department.
  • First black female GOP representative Mia Love returning Holt donations

    06/22/2015 1:39:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2015 | Tom LoBianco and Sara Murray
    Washington (CNN)—The first black Republican woman elected to Congress is returning $1,000 in donations from Earl Holt, the alleged white supremacist whose writings have reportedly inspired Charleston shooter Dylann Roof. A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Mia Love said Monday that she would be returning the three donations Holt made to her campaign immediately, after being contacted by CNN. Love made history last November when Utah residents selected her as the first black Republican woman to serve in Congress. Holt, who is president Council of Conservative Citizens, donated thousands of dollars to Republican candidates Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Rick Santorum...
  • Court orders feds to find, return deported mother and daughter

    06/21/2015 3:34:59 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    www.thestate.com ^ | june 19, 2015 | FRANCO ORDOŃEZ
    A U.S. Court of Appeals judge has ordered U.S. officials to intercept a mother and her 12-year-old daughter on a plane Friday being deported to Guatemala and immediately return them to the United States. The 34-year-old mother, Ana, and her daughter were woken up at 3 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Friday and pulled from their rooms at a Pennsylvania family detention center, where they had been living for over a year, said her attorney, Bridget Cambria. By 10 a.m., the two were placed on a plane flying to Panama City, where they would catch a second flight to Guatemala...
  • At least three killed, 10 wounded in overnight shootings (copycat killers?)

    06/21/2015 3:40:56 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 06/21/2015 | Alex Wigglesworth
    At least three people were killed and 10 injured in a spate of unrelated shootings across the city overnight. Among the wounded were three juveniles and seven adults struck by birdshot when two men opened fire during a crowded cookout in Mantua about 9:50 p.m. Saturday. All 10 victims were reported to be in stable condition Sunday. Witnesses told investigators the men fired a shotgun into the 4100 block of Ogden Street at least once, then drove down the street in a gold or silver four-door sedan and fired several more shots, possibly from a handgun.
  • Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

    06/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Johnny Navarone · 114 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 06/21/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepare to issue major rulings on gay marriage and President Barack Obama's healthcare law by the end of the month.</p>
  • Faith and Freedom Coalition: Winners and losers

    06/21/2015 10:34:11 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | June 21, 2015 | Katie Glueck and Kyle Cheney
    Ted Cruz dominated, Rick Santorum flopped and Bobby Jindal found his niche. At the latest GOP cattle call, about a dozen presidential contenders rolled through a Washington, D.C. ballroom over a three-day period to tout their socially conservative bona fides at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference. Most of the 2016 hopefuls managed to impress evangelical and other conservative Christian voters by championing religious freedom, highlighting support for traditional marriage and stressing the importance of family and family values.
  • Court: Man With 74 IQ Can’t Be Executed For Philadelphia Police Officer Slaying

    06/21/2015 4:31:54 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 31 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 6/19/2015 | Staff
    Pennsylvania’s high court says a man convicted of murdering a Philadelphia police officer can’t be executed because he has an IQ of 74. The state Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that Edward Bracey’s below-average intellectual functioning made him ineligible for the death penalty. Bracey is serving a life sentence without possibility of parole in the 1991 murder of 21-year-old officer Daniel Boyle. Boyle’s sister tells the Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota that the ruling was excruciating, unfair and not justice. Kathleen Wrigley is the wife of North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley. The Pennsylvania court...
  • Multiple children shot at Philadelphia block party

    06/21/2015 2:53:54 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    WWLP 22 news ^ | June 21, 2015
    NBC News) – Philadelphia police are searching for a gunman who fired randomly at people attending a block party in west Philadelphia. Police say gunfire rang out around 10 p.m. and at least seven people were shot, including a toddler who was hit in the neck by a bullet. Several other children were hurt. A police say an 11-year-old was shot twice and a 13-year-old was shot in the chest. The other victim’s ages range from 22 to 46 years old, police say
  • Mass Shootings In West Philadelphia and Detroit (Vanity)

    06/20/2015 8:01:22 PM PDT · by windcliff · 16 replies
    Nine shot one dead in Detroit and 7 shot in West Philadelphia. No Confederate Flag in sight.
  • Straw poll: Walker wins handily

    06/20/2015 2:17:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 20, 2015 | Barbara Boland
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., won 25.3 percent of the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference straw poll, which was emailed to those who attended this year's conference in Philadelphia. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came in second place with 11.6 percent of the vote, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 11 percent. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tied at 9.6 percent. These results show a strong preference for regional candidates as well as governors, and differ greatly from the latest RealClearPolitics totals. Candidates Walker, Christie and former New York Gov. George Pataki were all...
  • Jeb Bush Makes Surprise Pick for Political Director (Romney hack)

    06/19/2015 1:23:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/19/15 | BETH REINHARD
    For the second time in less than two weeks, Jeb Bush is shuffling the top tier of his 2016 campaign staff. The job of political director – expected to go to Kentucky-based consultant Scott Jennings – will instead be filled by David James, who served as a senior adviser to Mitt Romney’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. He has also worked at the Republican National Committee and helped lead the Pennsylvania Republican Party.
  • Public College Plutocrats

    06/19/2015 9:19:01 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When Hillary Clinton, President Obama and other progressives rail against “the fortunate,” “the haves,” and “the lucky,” don’t expect them to rail against public college presidents, no matter how much they richly, every pun intended, deserve it. Here, courtesy of the Chronicle of Higher Education, are some of the fortunate few: • Rodney A. Erickson, president of Penn State at University Park, who took home $1,494,603 in 2014; • R. Bowen Loftin, then of Texas A & M, who received $1,128,957 that same year; • Joseph A. Alutto, then of Ohio State, who got $996,169 in 2014; • Elson S....
  • Poll: GOP tossup in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania [Jeb leads FL, Kasich leads OH, Rubio in PA]

    06/18/2015 5:44:55 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/18/2015 | Nick Gass
    In Florida, former Gov. Jeb Bush picked up 20 percent of GOP voters, with 18 percent going for the state’s junior Sen. Marco Rubio, 9 percent for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, 7 percent for retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, 6 percent for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, 5 percent for Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, 4 percent for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and 3 percent each for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. Other candidates, like South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former New York Gov. George Pataki...
  • Lamenting lack of green investment, Biden harks back to WWI: Should've bombed our own steel mills

    06/17/2015 1:08:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/17/15 | he HARRY READ ME File
    Discouraged with the lack of private sector investment in the green energy economy, Vice President Biden recalls the same frustration in a speech to american steel workers in 1973: 'In World War I we made a mistake,... we bombed the wrong steel mills.' JOE BIDEN: "You know it reminds me, I remember back in 1973, I came from Pennsylvania and steel and coal were a big deal, particularly steel. I remember making a speech to the United Steel Workers sponsored by US Steel. There were 3,000 people there and I was a young Senator. Come out and I say, 'you...
  • Democrats had a brilliant response to Donald Trump's candidacy

    06/17/2015 10:44:10 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/16/15 | Brett LoGuirato
    The Democratic National Committee had a clever response to Donald Trump's announcement that he is running for president, treating a candidacy observers often view with suspicion as the most serious yet. "Today, Donald Trump became the second major Republican candidate to announce for president in two days," DNC national press secretary Holly Shulman said in a statement. "He adds some much-needed seriousness that has previously been lacking from the GOP field, and we look forward hearing more about his ideas for the nation." Compare that to the DNC's statements on other candidates. Shulman called fellow GOP candidate Rick Santorum's ideas...
  • Who is the most conservative Republican candidate for president? [CRUZ!]

    06/17/2015 9:45:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16 at 2:00 PM | Pablo Barberá
    The Republican field is crowded, which implies that primary voters have little information about where some of the candidates stand. That is particularly the case this season, with a few relatively unknown contenders who lack legislative experience or a long history of campaign contributions that would allow researchers to precisely identify where they stand on the liberal-to-conservative political dimension.However, one characteristic all candidates share is that they have active and popular Twitter accounts. And as I showed in an article published earlier this year in the journal Political Analysis — now freely available online as an Editors’ Choice article —...
  • Swing-state polls suggest Rubio could be trouble for Clinton [FL, OH, PA]

    06/17/2015 4:22:48 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/17/2015 | Nick Gass
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio appears to be giving Hillary Clinton the best competition among Republican presidential contenders in his home state and in Pennsylvania, in the latest Quinnipiac University poll of swing states released Wednesday. In a set of hypothetical 2016 matchups, Rubio draws closest to overtaking Clinton in two of the three states, including Florida and Pennsylvania. In Ohio, Gov. John Kasich prevails in a head-to-head matchup. By a count of 47 percent to 44 percent, Sunshine State voters said that they would support Clinton over Rubio in a hypothetical presidential matchup. Just 42 percent backed Jeb Bush, compared...
  • żHomo estás?: Here’s how Chipotle celebrated this weekend’s Boston Pride Parade

    06/16/2015 9:21:09 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 58 replies
    Boston.com ^ | June 14, 2015 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    Thousands attended the 45th Boston Pride Parade on Saturday afternoon and Chipotle was not to be left out from the celebration. The burrito mega-chain asked customers for their preference for... Mexican food. Parade-goers had their choice of buttons displaying whether they “swayed” towards tacos or burritos.
  • Officials Raise Terror Threat Level, Evacuated Workers from 2 Philadelphia Naval Facilities

    06/16/2015 10:06:41 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    NBC ^ | 6-16-2015 | Dan Stamm
    A threat prompted the U.S. Navy to evacuate workers from two Philadelphia facilities Tuesday morning and raise the threat level to imminent. In turn, officials raised the threat level for those facilities from Bravo to Charlie — the second highest level — while evacuating workers around 10:20 a.m. Some workers said they were suddenly told they had to leave without being given an explanation. By noon, SkyForce10 captured crews blocking the entrance to the Northeast Philly facility with concrete barriers.
  • Mexican Space Agency to Send Payload to Moon on Astrobotic Lander

    06/13/2015 7:58:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 77 replies
    Parabolic Arc ^ | June 10, 2015 | Doug Messier
    Agencia Espacial Mexicana (AEM) and Astrobotic Technology Inc. are pleased to announce a joint effort to facilitate the development and delivery of the first payload from Latin America to the Moon. Astrobotic and AEM have entered into an agreement outlining a commitment by both organizations to enable a Mexican payload to the Moon. Through this partnership, AEM will take its first step to another planetary body. "Opening access to the Moon is precisely at the core of Astrobotic's mission," said John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic. "AEM's rising space science and exploration community is yet one more example of the immense...
  • Comcast exec to hold fundraiser for Hillary Clinton ($1000 per hour)

    06/13/2015 12:24:24 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    Philadelphia Business Journal ^ | 06/12/2015 | Dan Norton
    Comcast executive vice president David L. Cohen will host a fundraising event at his home with Hillary Clinton on June 26. The Philadelphia Inquirer obtained a copy of the invitation, which prices tickets at $2,700 per person. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The mid-day fundraiser is not the first time Cohen has made efforts to help candidates raise money as they run for office.
  • PA: Scores of teachers bow to Allah, celebrate Islam, visit local mosque to learn more about Islam

    06/13/2015 5:05:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6/10/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Photo: Teachers took time off school to attend a Muslim prayer session, courtesy of the taxpayer. /Photo: Lebanon Daily News Key questions: –Where is the separation of mosque and state? –If special accommodation is going to be made for Islam, where are the days devoted to Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism, Mormonism, Bahai’ism, et al? –Is this not a violation of the establishment clause? Taxpayer dollars are being used to fund dawah (proselytizing for Islam). Why aren’t these teachers being given a seminar by Robert Spencer and Ibn Warraq about the jihadic doctrine and Islam’s 1,400 year history of jihadi wars,...
  • Pennsylvania Teachers Get Tax-Paid Training in Bowing to Allah

    06/11/2015 10:41:00 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 06/11/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Fifty or so teachers and administrators with the Lebanon School District in Pennsylvania, including the superintendent, were just given a day of specialized training on Islam – at taxpayers’ expense – that wrapped with them hitting the floors of a local mosque, in the required shoeless fashion, and partaking of the faith’s call to prayer. Can you say what the –? Or better yet, how about imaging this “what if” scenario: Fifty or so teachers and administrators with one Pennsylvania school district were just given a day of specialized training on the Baptist faith – at taxpayers’ expense – that...
  • Woman Tries to Solve Her Own Kidnapping 34 Yrs Later

    06/10/2015 9:31:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | Doug Shimell and David Chang
    A Pennsylvania woman who was kidnapped as a child has renewed her effort to find her abductor over 30 years later. Kelly Heller was only nine years old in May of 1981 when a man kidnapped and beat her in a remote area of Upper Saucon Township. Heller, whose brothers delivered newspapers, told NBC Philadelphia she was inside her Bethlehem home getting the newspapers ready for delivery. Suddenly, one of her brothers came inside and told her about a man who claimed he was running a newspaper contest with money and prizes. The man, who was outside their home, wanted...
  • Democratic senators urge extra money for convention security

    06/10/2015 7:48:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2015 5:57 PM EDT
    Two Democratic senators are urging a Senate panel to help cover security costs at the 2016 presidential nominating conventions, saying extra money is needed to ensure law enforcement have sufficient manpower and equipment. In a letter this week, Sens. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Sherrod Brown of Ohio asked the Appropriations Committee for an additional $100 million, to be divided equally between the two conventions. …
  • In prison break story, CNN thinks Pennsylvania is New York

    06/10/2015 2:52:48 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies
    Post Standard ^ | 06.10.14 | Mark Weiner
    During a Wednesday morning live broadcast from outside the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., CNN reported that escapees David Sweat and Richard Matt could be anywhere between New York's North Country and Canada, or even south to Mexico. As a reporter spoke, a map on the screen showed the words "New York" over Pennsylvania, and then tracked a potential path north to Canada or south to Mexico.
  • One Voter Awaited Rick Santorum at Small-Town Iowa Stop

    06/09/2015 11:32:27 AM PDT · by Coronal · 68 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, 09 Jun 2015 | Loren Gutentag
    Just one voter showed up to Rick Santorum's campaign stop at a restaurant in Hamlin, Iowa, on Monday, according to Politico. With a population of 300, Hamlin eventually saw four Iowans assembled around the 2016 Republican hopeful's table where they munched on breaded tenderloin and a side of onion rings, Politico reported. Santorum told The Des Moines Register he wasn't surprised by the low turnout — it was all part of the plan.
  • PA school district holds staff training, joins prayer service at Islamic mosque

    06/09/2015 8:58:30 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 42 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | June 9, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    LEBANON, Pa. – Dozens of teachers and administrators in Pennsylvania’s Lebanon School District recently attended a taxpayer-funded in-service workshop at a local mosque to learn about Islam and Arabic culture. About 50 staffers from the district attended an in-service workshop Monday led by former district Arabic translator Mohamed Omar, who “took time off from his new job as a case worker for the Department of Human Services in Philadelphia to share his knowledge of Islam with the staff, which included Superintendent Marianne Bartley and several other administrators,” the Lebanon Daily News reports. The workshop started off at the high school...
  • Scott Walker Backs Constitutional Amendment Allowing States To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

    06/07/2015 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 7, 2015 | Amanda Terkel
    WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Sunday that he supports a constitutional amendment that would bar the Supreme Court from granting marriage equality rights nationwide. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision this month that could grant, for once and for all, same-sex couples the right to wed across the country. But Walker said on ABC's "This Week" that he would support amending the constitution to protect states that still want to ban same-sex marriage. "I personally believe that marriage is between one man and one woman," Walker, a prospective GOP presidential candidate, said. "If the...
  • OP-ED: Illegal union dues ‘rebate’ scam exposed

    06/06/2015 10:46:36 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 9 replies
    The Mercury Columns ^ | 06/05/2015 | The Mercury Columns
    Here’s how the scam works: Near the end of each academic year, APSCUF informs their members that it miraculously found an extra $25 per person in dues that it doesn’t need. The union then portrays itself as an honest broker and offers the money back as a “rebate.” The rebate form gives members three options for their $25: 1. Let the union keep it; 2. Donate it to APSCUF’s political action committee; or 3. Have it sent back to them. Presenting this “found” money with these options and urging members to donate to APSCUF’s PAC has proven extraordinarily effective —...