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  • IDF Mobilizes After PLO Blames Israel for Arson Attack

    07/31/2015 12:59:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/15
    The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terror organization behind the Palestinian Authority (PA) holds the Israeli government "fully responsible" for the death of a toddler in an arson attack Friday in the Samaria Arab village of Duma, it announced Friday, in an incident the IDF has labeled "Jewish terror." "We hold the Israeli government fully responsible for the brutal assassination of the toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha," PLO official Saeb Erekat said in a statement, according to AFP. "This is a direct consequence of decades of impunity given by the Israeli government to settler terrorism." Four family members of the one-and-a-half year-old...
  • Steelton police: Victim shot in home invasion shot and killed his assailant

    07/29/2015 5:22:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Pennlive.com ^ | 27 July, 2015 | Barbara Miller
    A 25-year-old Steelton man who was shot during a home invasion early Monday shot and killed his assailant, Steelton police say. "We believe it was self-defense," said Steelton police Chief John King, who said no charges have been filed in the shooting, which occurred in the 300 block of Lincoln Street. King said they don't know the identity of the man who was killed nor his accomplice. The pair encountered the residents of the home – the 25-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman – as they were arriving home just before midnight, King said. "The two suspects approached them at...
  • PA Democrat indicted on fed racketeering charges - Pelosi praises for commitment to middle class

    07/29/2015 10:53:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes and Mike Lillis
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) has been indicted on dozens of federal charges surrounding his unsuccessful run for Philadelphia mayor in 2007, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday. The 11-term Democrat, along with four associates, was indicted on 29 federal counts, including bribery, money laundering, falsification of records and multiple counts of bank fraud, among other charges. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell said Fattah and the others "embarked on a wide-ranging conspiracy involving bribery, concealment of unlawful campaign contributions and theft of charitable and federal funds to advance their own personal interests.” “When elected officials betray the trust and...
  • Minister Shalom Meets with PA Chief Negotiator

    07/26/2015 4:25:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/7/15 | Nitzan Kedar
    In a sign that Israel may be trying to restart talks with the Palestinian Authority, Minister Silvan Shalom, who was appointed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to be in charge of peace talks, met last week in Jordan with the PA’s chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat. In recent months, since the formation of the new Israeli government, several meetings between Israeli and Palestinian representatives have been held, but the meeting between Shalom and Erekat was the highest-level meeting between the sides in recent years. .....
  • Arabs Living Under PA Demand Israeli Law

    07/19/2015 11:41:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/7/15 | Shimon Cohen
    A group of Arab residents of Samaria living under the administration of the Palestinian Authority (PA) has submitted a legal demand asking that Israeli employment laws be implemented in the area where they work - the industrial region of Nitzanei Shalom, just over the 1949 Armistice lines to the east of Netanya. The reason for the suit is a desire on the part of the Arab workers to receive various social rights enshrined in the Israeli laws, benefits they currently do not enjoy under the PA. However, a Tel Aviv - Yafo regional court ruled against the workers, deciding not...
  • Archbishop Chaput Releases Statement on Fired Catholic School Staffer

    07/14/2015 6:22:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    The head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is weighing in on the firing of teacher from a Montgomery County Catholic school, who allegedly lost her job because of her same-sex marriage. Margie Winters says she lost her job as the religious education director at Waldron Mercy Academy because of her marriage to Andrea Vittori. More than 100 people gathered together in support Winters at General Wayne Park in Lower Merion Township on Sunday afternoon. "I'm here to support Margie and let her know what was done to her was unjust, discriminatory and unfair," said Anthony Arechavale, parent. "I think it's...
  • Pennsylvania Game Commission gives Presque Isle Downs permit to shoot deer

    07/15/2015 5:55:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Erie Times-News ^ | JOHN GUERRIERO
    ERIE, Pa. -- Deer that have been invading the thoroughbred horse racing track at Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Summit Township will be shot. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has given the casino a permit for the deer kill as one way to combat the problem of deer entering the track grounds and making it dangerous for jockeys and horses.
  • Rising Tensions Between Jordan, Palestinian Authority

    06/22/2015 4:36:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 10/6/15 | B. Shanee
    Two recent events aggravated the existing political disputes and tensions between Jordan and the Palestinian Authority (PA). On May 22, 2015 worshippers disrupted a Friday sermon delivered at Al-Aqsa mosque by Jordanian chief qadi Ahmad Hulail, who was visiting the mosque at the head of a high-level Jordanian delegation. Also in late May, the Arab media reported that Jibril Rajoub, the president of the Palestinian Football Association, who holds dual Palestinian and Jordanian citizenship, refused to back the Jordanian candidate for the presidency of FIFA, King 'Abdallah's half-brother Prince 'Ali Bin Al-Hussein. These two incidents sparked furious reactions from the...
  • 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.
  • Op-Ed: Who is Really Behind BDS? We Can Cut Off BDS at the Spigot

    06/04/2015 11:56:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/6/15 | David Bedein
    Thousands of young people are now employed on campuses around the world, well financed and well organized, in an unprecedented effort that challenges the very legitimacy of Israel on every possible academic and economic front. They call their movement: BDS – Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. Over the next few days, Mr. Sheldon Adelson and Mr. Haim Saban have called an emergency meeting of organizations concerned about BDS to answer two questions. ● From where does the finance and organizational support for BDS emanate? ● How can BDS be stopped? The answers may be easier to ascertain than one would expectMost...
  • Music chief for Pope Francis' Phildelphia Mass quits in dispute with Archbishop Chaput

    06/02/2015 1:37:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    NC Reporter ^ | June 2, 2015 | David Gibson
    John Romeri during Mass on Aug. 8, 2010, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis (RNS/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Erik M. Lunsford) The head of liturgical music for the Philadelphia archdiocese, who was also to play a key role orchestrating the huge outdoor Mass concluding Pope Francis' trip to the U.S. in September, is resigning his post over long-standing differences with Archbishop Charles Chaput. John Romeri, who has headed the archdiocesan liturgical music office for five years, said he will resign effective June 30 because "there are simply irreconcilable differences" with Chaput over the role and style of music at Mass. Romeri...
  • Scott Walker Will Keynote Philly GOP Conference

    05/21/2015 12:32:37 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Politics PA ^ | May 21, 2015 | Nick Field
    Scott Walker is coming to Philadelphia. The Wisconsin Governor and probable 2016 presidential candidate will keynote the 2015 Northeast Republican Leadership Conference.“Governor Scott Walker is one of the leading voices of conservative values in the Republican Party,” PA GOP Chair Rob Gleason said. “Governor Walker has a proven track record of putting Republican principles into practice in government. Scott Walker has always put the needs of the taxpayer ahead of the wishes of special interests, and I look forward to hearing him discuss his vision for the future of our Party and our country.” “As the cradle of liberty, Philadelphia...
  • FBI to probe whether crashed Amtrak train was hit or shot at

    05/15/2015 4:54:09 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/15/2015 | Julian Hattem
    The FBI has been asked to investigate the possibility that the Amtrak train that crashed outside of Philadelphia was hit by a bullet or some other object. According to the The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), an assistant conductor in the train’s café car claimed to have overheard a regional train engineer saying he had been “hit by a rock or shot at.”
  • GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/14/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Got News.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash UPDATED W/ PHOTOS! May 13, 2015 by Charles C. Johnson 184 Comments Gotnews.com has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit.
  • Husband, father, deacon—and soon, a priest

    05/08/2015 3:22:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic Philly ^ | May 5, 2015 | BRENDAN MONAHAN
    Thirteen years ago Jim Cardosi’s wife, Cindy, discovered she had little time left to live.In 2002 she experienced symptoms resulting from a neurological illness that by 2005 would be identified as frontotemporal dementia or Pick’s Disease, which Cindy developed in her mid-40s.She required full-time care, so Jim retired from the military. They raised five kids together and built their lives around each other.Jim’s faith kept him poised throughout the illness, and he felt the call to the priesthood before her death. He cared for Cindy until her passing in July 2008 at 51 years old in their Jacksonville, Florida home.“I...
  • Scott Walker Wins Pennsylvania Conservatives' Straw Poll

    04/20/2015 11:35:15 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    News Max ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Gizzi
    In results that were stunning for several reasons, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was the runaway winner in a "straw poll" of Republican presidential favorites at Pennsylvania’s largest-ever gathering of conservatives, the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, on Friday and Saturday.With the "straw ballots" counted and released on Saturday, Walker was an easy winner with 91 votes, followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 58 votes. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum was third with 56 votes.Since the first PLC back in 1989, the group has become the most-attended and most-watched conclave of conservatives in the Keystone State. Fueled by the recent campaigns of...
  • PA: Only 1-2 Million Jews Died During the Holocaust

    04/19/2015 2:55:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/15 | Tova Dvorin
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) celebrated Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day by denying its scope, Palestinian Media Watch revealed Sunday - claiming that instead of six million Jews killed by the Nazis, there were only 1-2 million. "Estimates regarding the number of Holocaust victims differ," an Op/Ed penned by columnist Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul for the official PA Al-Hayat Al-Jadida claimed. "The supporters of the Zionist movement have exaggerated the number of victims, claiming that it amounts to 6 million, whereas others, unbiased researchers, have estimated that there were between one and two million Jewish victims." "Regardless of the number, the bottom line...
  • Baby eaglet attempts to poop on live cam (Hanover, PA eagle video)

    04/14/2015 1:27:36 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    PA Game Commission ^ | 4-14-15 | PA Eagles
    I think this link will work - it's a FB link, but public and requires no login/registration: He shoots... The live cam link is here.
  • Gun collector gets $1,200 bill (for doing absolutely nothing wrong!)

    04/02/2015 4:19:18 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 46 replies
    EBENSBURG – In the words of Cambria County Sheriff Bob Kolar: some people collect model cars, some people collect motorcycles, some people collect guns. One middle-aged Cambria County man is a collector of the latter. When an angry lady friend decided to strike out, it was in the direction of those guns that she struck. A total of 306 rifles and shotguns – some of which the woman alleged had been stolen – were removed from the home by Kolar and his deputies. “We wore bulletproof vests. We had no idea what we where getting in to,” Kolar said Wednesday....
  • Response from Senator Casey [Obamacare]

    04/02/2015 2:54:46 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    Office of Senator Bob Casey ^ | April 2, 2015 | Senator Bob Casey
    Dear XXXXXXX: Thank you for taking the time to contact me about health insurance premiums and the Affordable Care Act. I appreciate hearing from you about this issue. Over the next several years, the Affordable Care Act will extend health insurance coverage to an additional 30 million Americans, ensuring that 95 percent of our Nation has access to quality, affordable care. I recognize that the Affordable Care Act is not perfect, and that some changes may need to be made. However, I believe that this law reflects our Nation’s commitment to ensuring access to health care for all Americans. One...
  • Poll: Clinton's Margin Narrows in Key Swing States

    03/31/2015 11:53:22 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 13 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 31, 2015 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Voters in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania question the former secretary of state’s trustworthiness and honesty, according to a new Quinnipiac University survey taken after the controversy surrounding Clinton’s use of a private email server for government communications. Her favorability ratings are down in all three states. Pennsylvania, a key state that has been elusive for Republicans recently, could be competitive this cycle, with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul narrowly topping Clinton, 45 percent-44 percent. Clinton beats Bush by six percentage points, Walker by five and Rubio by four in the Keystone State.
  • 2 Dead After West Philly Triple Shooting

    03/28/2015 12:59:55 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    Police say two men in their twenties got off the trolley at 56th and Lansdowne Avenue and headed toward Media and Conestoga when two other men approached and announced a robbery. One of the victims then reportedly pulled out a gun and shot those two robbers. “Unbeknownst to the robbers, the 27-year-old victim has a permit to carry…has his handgun with him,” Police Lieutenant John Walker says. “He’s able to draw his handgun, firing multiple times, striking both robbery suspects.” One of the robbers then returned fire and shot the friend of the armed robbery victim.
  • The All-American Rathskeller: From Prohibition To Ponies

    03/28/2015 10:26:31 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 13 replies
    onward state ^ | 3-25-15 | Jon Deasy
    The All-American Rathskeller: From Prohibition To Ponies 6By Jon Deasy on March 25, 2015 at 5:00 am Features, News 2.4k  43  2  It’s a cold Wednesday morning in State College and half the town is still asleep, waiting for Old Main’s bell to ring nine times. The CATA buses quickly make their way down College Avenue as a handful of students head toward campus to ready themselves for yet another day of classes.As they walk down Pugh Street towards Old Main, they pass stores both old and new. Sadie’s is new to the street, baking fresh dough waffles that can be...
  • Israel Releases Frozen Palestinian Authority Tax Funds

    03/27/2015 8:18:45 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Ari Soffer
    Prime Minister's Office confirms millions of dollars in tax revenue will go to PA; Netanyahu says important to act 'responsibly'. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has accepted the recommendation of Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, as well as the IDF and Shin Bet security service, and unfrozen millions of dollars in tax revenue for the Palestinian Authority. The Prime Minister's Office confirmed that following the decision the funds would be transferred to the PA immediately, to cover amenities including water, electricity and hospitals. The PMO stated that the decision had been taken "based on humanitarian considerations and from a wider perspective the...
  • Passerby With Concealed Carry Permit Stops Slaughter In Philly

    03/23/2015 7:19:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 3/23/2015 | Bob Owens
    If you ask a concealed handgun permit holder why they choose to carry a concealed weapon all of the time, they’ll sometimes dryly reply that it’s because criminals are rarely considerate enough to put their deadly crimes on the intended victim’s calendar. Such was the case in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania yesterday, when a man with a concealed carry permit heard gun shots as he passed by a barbershop, ran in, and stopped a massacre in the making by shooting a man who had opened fire on employees and customers
  • Why Israelis Chose Netanyahu; Not Just Nationalism

    03/19/2015 1:14:47 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    New York Times AP ^ | 03/19/2015 | AP
    But what Israelis see is a pre-1967 border that is basically just a cease-fire line from the 1948-49 war that established the country. Without the West Bank, Israel is only 10 miles (15 kilometers) wide at its narrowest point. The strategic highland looms over Israeli cities, visible on a clear day from the outskirts of Tel Aviv and surrounding Jerusalem on three sides. They fear that if their army clears out it will be replaced not by peaceful Palestinian moderates but more menacing forces like Hamas — which took over the Gaza Strip soon after Israel handed it fully to...
  • PA: Negotiations 'Only on Two-State Solution' Basis

    03/18/2015 6:37:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/3/15 | Yaakov Levi
    After earlier reports said that the Palestinian Authority was considering suspending all security cooperation with Israel in the wake of Binyamin Netanyahu's reelection, the PA officially announced Wednesday night that it was hoping to renew talks with Israel, regardless of who was Prime Minister. Nabil Abu-Rudeineh, the PA's official spokesperson, said that the PA has “no interest in the disposition of Israel's Prime Minister. The only thing we are interested in from any Israeli government is the recognition and acceptance of the two-state solution, with Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state.” At a press conference in Ramallah, Abu-Rudeineh...
  • Kerry to meet Abbas and Abdullah in Egypt (meets terror leader days before Israeli election)

    03/12/2015 4:19:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 03.13.15, 01:05
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah II on the sidelines of economic talks in Egypt on Friday, US officials said. The talks are likely to focus on the economic crisis facing the Palestinian Authority and could be a four-way meeting which would also include Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a State Department official said. "We continue to be concerned about the PA," the official told reporters travelling with Kerry on his plane to the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. "It’s really part of the continuous, ongoing conversation we’re...
  • Guns and grub in Emmaus (Pennsylvania)

    03/02/2015 3:24:02 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    Perhaps you're in the market for a new pistol, rifle or shotgun. Maybe you're craving some slow-smoked beef brisket, pulled pork or chicken wings. Either way, you'll find both types of goods at Emmaus' new Defcon 1 Armory & The Chow Hall BBQ Pit. The business, which opens today at 620 State Ave. (across from Kelly Buick GMC), is both a Class III firearms dealer — offering everything from BB guns to machine guns — and barbecue restaurant — offering everything from smoked chicken legs to pork bellies. Customers can buy, sell or trade guns; enjoy Southern-style eats; or do...
  • America Funds Palestinian Terror and America Should Pay Victims

    02/25/2015 6:55:44 AM PST · by lifeofgrace
    Charting Course ^ | 2/25/15 | Steve Berman
    Is the U.S. jury trial system fair?  Is it efficient?  Does it arrive at the truth (most of the time)? Yes, yes, and yes. So when a federal jury in New York found the PLO and PA liable for damages for six acts of terror in Israel, and awarded survivors $218.5 million, why is it going to be so difficult to pay the plaintiffs their due? The six attacks between 2002 and 2004 during the second Palestinian uprising killed 33 people and wounded hundreds more, including Americans. The incidents cited in the civil lawsuit included bus bombings and a bombing...
  • THON live HD feed [live video link]

    02/21/2015 7:47:07 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    thon.org ^ | 2-21-15 | PSU
    For any night owls that might want to watch something fun and uplifting. The Hockey team won the Pep Rally portion (where all the athletic teams perform skits for the dancers) - 2 hours after beating powerhouse Minnesota in overtime! Dancers stood up at 6PM yesterday and won't sit until 4PM tomorrow. Long way to go yet.
  • Live PA Bald Eagle Nest cam

    02/18/2015 3:00:48 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 49 replies
    PA Game Commission ^ | 2-18-15 | n/a
    Live Bald eagle nest camera
  • Pennsylvania Township puts up Pro-gun Signs

    02/09/2015 4:23:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania has put up signs proudly announcing that it is not a gun free zone. Conoy Township had put up four signs and was planning on putting up 10 more. From wgal.com: Township officials said the signs are meant to deter crime. Police in the township aren't taking a position on the signs themselves, but say they're for anything that deters crime. Comments at the facebook page are overwhelmingly approving of the measure. Here are a few: Carol White I am a resident and I don't mind at all that money was used for...
  • PA:CCW Holder stops Crime Spree, Kills Suspect

    02/08/2015 1:45:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A 67-Year-Old CCW permit holder stopped a crime spree and a budding criminal career on Wednesday, 4 February, 2015 in Cobbs Creek Park in Pennsylvania.   The victim was walking along a path when the assailant, wearing a mask and brandishing a pistol, ran up to him, demanding that he "Give it up, give me all you got" according to the Upper Darby Police. The intended victim did not play the expected role.  He used a classic defensive technique, grabbing the assailant's gun while drawing his own.  The 67-Year-Old fired one shot to the attacker's head, killing him and ending...
  • Allentown repeals local gun laws to avoid Tea Party lawsuit

    02/05/2015 4:04:57 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    Taking the advice of Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Allentown City Council unanimously voted to repeal some of its firearms ordinances to comply with a new Pennsylvania law Wednesday night. The city faced a lawsuit by the Lehigh Valley Tea Party if it did not repeal those gun laws, because that new state law allows organizations to sue municipalities. The city repealed its gun laws so it would not be sued.
  • Pro/Con: Did NCAA restore Paterno’s good name?

    01/31/2015 8:46:53 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 70 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | 1-30-14 | Christine Flowers
    Yes: Let’s hope the legendary coach hears the good news I hope there’s a wire service in the afterlife. I hope there’s some celestial Internet cafe where the departed (regardless of their ultimate destinations) can access news about those of us they’ve left behind. For instance, I’d love it if the monsters who murdered the journalists at Charlie Hebdo could take a moment from baking in eternal hellfire to see how their acts only strengthened our resolve to speak out against intolerance. Similarly, I hope Martin Luther King Jr. can recognize, from his lofty perch in heaven atop his beloved...
  • Tourists get knockout photo of Sylvester Stallone atop 'Rocky' steps

    01/21/2015 6:23:47 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 18 replies
    wptv West Palm Beach ^ | 1-21-15 | n/a
    <p>PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A group of tourists who ran up the "Rocky" steps got a knockout photo at the top - a selfie with Rocky himself.</p> <p>Peter Rowe said he and two friends had just finished racing up the staircase at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Saturday when they saw Sylvester Stallone.</p>
  • PA: Armed Woman Stops Crime Spree

    01/19/2015 5:22:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In Lancaster County, PA, an alert and armed woman stopped a crime spree.  One of the things that destroys the sense of security in a neighborhood is  the proliferation of  burglaries and thefts of personal property from vehicles.  That is what the pair of suspects were involved in when an alert woman stopped Robert LaFleur from breaking into her car at 2:30 am and held him at gunpoint until the police arrived. It seems unlikely that LaFleur would have obeyed the woman's commands if she had not been armed.   The police report that he resisted arrest when they...
  • Saudi Arabia Gives the PA $60 Million

    01/13/2015 10:28:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/13/15 | Ben Ariel
    Saudi Arabia has provided $60 million in direct support for the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) budget, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Egypt Ahmad Abdulaziz Qattan said Tuesday, according to the WAFA news agency. Qattan reportedly said that the Saudi Fund for Development had transferred $60 million to the PA Finance Ministry’s bank account. The Saudi diplomat noted in a press release that amount covers Saudi Arabia’s financial contribution to the PA’s budget for October, November and December 2014. The total PA budget for 2014 was estimated at $4.21 billion with a $1.25 billion deficit; when the $350 million deficit in development budget
  • PA: Criminal Charges Recommended For AG Kathleen Kane

    01/13/2015 9:28:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | Dean Weingarten
    Image from frontpage magazine. The current AG in Pennsylvania is Kathleen Kane.  She was elected in 2012, and is an avid disarmist.   She has gone so far as to say that she will not defend the recently passed gun reform bill from a lawsuit filed by PA cities.  The law targeted cities  that violate Pennsylvania gun law and citizens second amendment rights. She has been under investigation for leaking information from a Grand Jury in order to undercut a probe into corruption involving the head of the NAACP in Philadelphia.  From post-gazette.com: The investigation involved alleged financial improprieties of...
  • Gun owner groups threaten Harrisburg with lawsuit

    01/08/2015 5:28:56 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    Gun owners’ groups are threatening to file a lawsuit against the City of Harrisburg in January, if the city does not take steps to rescind its gun ordinances. The group Firearm Owners Against Crime is one of the four groups that joined together to hire a lawyer. The lawyer sent a letter of intent to Harrisburg city officials.
  • Potential lawsuits put Reading's gun laws in jeopardy

    01/08/2015 3:11:50 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    A new state law is taking aim at Pennsylvania municipalities that have their own gun laws, and Reading is taking heed. Council members told 69 News that they intend to soon repeal the ordinance that requires people to report lost or stolen guns within 24 hours. "At the advice of our solicitor, we will now have on our agenda to introduce, an ordinance to repeal the current firearms ordinance," said Councilwoman Marcia Goodman-Hinnershitz, D-Reading.
  • Tom Marino: “doesn’t have any options”… except Boehner

    01/06/2015 12:02:04 PM PST · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    David Madeira Show ^ | January 6, 2015 | David Madeira
    David asks Congressman Tom Marino about who he’s supporting in SpeakerFight 2015. The Congressman believes he “doesn’t have any options”… except Boehner.
  • Erekat Threatens: We'll Dismantle the Palestinian Authority

    01/04/2015 9:43:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/15 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, on Sunday said that the PA will not agree to maintain the status quo and threatened that the PA will dismantle itself and “hand the keys” back to Israel. Speaking to Army Radio, Erekat referred to Israel’s decision to withhold the tax money it collects on behalf of the PA, which came in response to the PA’s request to join the International Criminal Court, and called it “collective punishment” and a “war crime”. “This is our money, Palestinian money that the Israeli government collects in exchange for 3%,” he said. “This is...
  • Minister: Use Frozen PA Money to Pay Off Electric Debt

    01/03/2015 7:35:03 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/4/2015 | Elad Benari
    Energy and Water Minister Silvan Shalom on Saturday called on Israel to use the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) tax money it froze to pay off the PA’s enormous debt to the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC). “Following the decision to freeze half a billion shekels in Palestinian tax money, I have asked that the funds will be transferred to cover the Palestinian debt to the IEC, which continues to rise every month,” Shalom wrote on Facebook.
  • 'Deport US Consulate Staff Who Threatened Jews'

    01/03/2015 11:46:27 AM PST · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/3/2015, 8:41 PM | Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin
    Acting Head of the Samaria Regional Council, Yossi Dagan, has filed a request to the Minister of the Interior Gilad Erdan demanding he immediately expel the American Consulate staff members who entered the Samaria village of Adei Ad Friday and threatened Israeli Jews with an M-16. "As revealed through Wikileaks few years ago, these supposed 'officials' are intelligence agents and spies in every respect," said Dagan, adding "this time, they went too far and participated in a provocative tour with the Palestinians in the southern Samaria and north Binyamin, without any coordination as required with the IDF and police, and...
  • PA Blasts Nigeria for Abstaining at UN

    12/31/2014 9:29:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/15 | Ben Ariel
    The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) criticized Nigeria on Wednesday over its abstention during a UN vote on Palestinian statehood on Tuesday. In a statement quoted by the Ma’an news agency, the representative Muhannad al-Akluk, said Nigeria’s move was a "big disappointment", adding that voting against “Palestine” despite being a member of the OIC was a "clear contradiction." He also claimed that Nigeria’s abstention violated numerous resolutions passed at the Islamic organization's summits. The PA’s resolution calling for Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria by 2017 was defeated in the Security Council when...
  • NCAA admits some redacted documents not privileged [Corman vs. NCAA, PSU]

    12/31/2014 1:15:30 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 20 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 1-1-15 | Lori Falce
    The NCAA turned over 150 documents for Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey to review this week, as ordered before Christmas. But the order was for 163 documents to be reviewed. “Upon further review in preparing the materials for the court, and in the spirit of cooperation and trying to make the maximum information available for discovery, the NCAA determined that 13 documents were not protected by the attorney-client privilege or work product doctrine,” NCAA attorney Everett Johnson wrote in a cover letter to Covey on Monday. “The NCAA promptly produced these documents to plaintiffs without any privileged content withheld.” The...
  • Penn State repeats as women's volleyball champ

    12/20/2014 8:18:56 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    tulsa world ^ | 12-20-14 | N/A
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Megan Courtney and Aiyana Whitney each had 11 kills, and Penn State defeated Brigham Young 25-21, 26-24, 25-14 Saturday to win their second consecutive NCAA women’s volleyball championship. Micha Hancock had 36 assists and five digs for the Nittany Lions. The senior from nearby Edmond won in front of family and friends in her final college match. Her expert setting helped the Nittany Lions neutralize the nation’s No. 1 blocking team. Penn State (36-3) won its sixth title in eight years and No. 7 overall to break a tie with Stanford for the most titles. Jennifer Hamson...
  • NLRB hits McDonald’s as joint employer

    12/19/2014 12:05:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    McDonald’s and its franchisees illegally retaliated against employees for participating in union-related activities, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer alleged Friday in a case with sweeping industry implications. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin announced Friday he will issue 13 complaints involving 78 charges against franchises and McDonald’s USA, LLC. Though many of these alleged labor violations were committed by independent franchise owners, Griffin ruled earlier this year that McDonald’s can be held liable for those actions as a so-called joint employer, leaving the corporatrion — and potentially other franchisors — exposed to such claims. McDonald’s said the decision will...