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  • Origins of Mysterious World Trade Center Ship Revealed

    07/29/2014 5:49:18 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 26 replies
    Yahoo UK News ^ | 29th July 2014 | Megan Gannon
    'In July 2010, amid the gargantuan rebuilding effort at the site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, construction workers halted the backhoes when they uncovered something unexpected just south of where the Twin Towers once stood. At 22 feet (6.7 meters) below today's street level, in a pit that would become an underground security and parking complex, excavators found the mangled skeleton of a long-forgotten wooden ship. Now, a new report finds that tree rings in those waterlogged ribs show the vessel was likely built in 1773, or soon after, in a small shipyard near Philadelphia. What's more,...
  • Constable Shoots and Paralyzes Man While Serving Warrant Over Unpaid Parking Tickets

    07/29/2014 8:16:21 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    Reason.com ^ | July, 28, 2014 | Ed Krayewski
    Imagine a company hiring a debt collector that sends armed representatives to customers’ homes and threatens to put them in cages if they don’t pay up. That’s not allowed in America, unless your company is the government. NBC Philadelphia reports on the latest instance of police brutality during petty law enforcement to make the news:
  • Nascar SCS GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway Sunday August 3 on ESPN at 1:00 PM ET

    07/29/2014 7:06:22 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 21 replies
  • Coal company bankruptcies accellerating [Obama keeping his campaign promise]

    07/26/2014 11:41:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/25/2014 | Rick Moran
    Bloomberg is reporting on the increase in coal company bankruptcies in recent years, due to the switch by power companies to natural gas and fracking, which has flooded the market with cheap gas. Driving this conversion is the prospect of new, draconian rules to be issued by the EPA on emissions from coal plants. Exports are failing to save U.S. miners. Slowing Chinese growth and rising competition from overseas, including increased Australian output, have sent the price of metallurgical coal, used in steelmaking, to a six-year low. Central Appalachian thermal coal, used in power plants to produce electricity, fell on...
  • Armed Doctor Who Opened Fire on Active Shooter in Hospital Shooting Could Lose His Job

    07/25/2014 7:14:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | July 25, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    Armed Doctor Who Opened Fire on Active Shooter in Hospital Shooting Could Lose His Job July 25 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post As we reported yesterday, it would seem that an armed doctor in Pennsylvania prevented a possible mass shooting at the hospital he was working at. The doctor managed to land several chest hits on the suspect after he had shot another person and wounded the doctor. However, despite his heroic, likely life saving acts, the doctor (identified as Lee Silverman), may end up unemployed as gratitude. According to the Employee Code of Conduct for Mercy Health...
  • 1 Dead, Multiple People Injured From Shooting At Darby Hospital (PA)

    07/24/2014 12:25:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    My Fox Philly ^ | July 24, 2014
    DARBY, Pa. - We are following breaking news in Darby, PA where multiple people have been shot at a wellness center inside Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital located on the 1500 Lansdowne Avenue.
  • Teenage girl says Clairton police beat her after curfew violation

    07/17/2014 10:05:28 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    WTAE ^ | 07/17/2014 | Bob Hazen
    CLAIRTON, Pa. —A 17-year-old girl says she was beaten by police in Clairton after she and her friends were stopped for a curfew violation Wednesday night. Merceedez Wright admits she and her friends were out a few minutes after the city's 10 p.m. curfew, and that she both ran from officers and resisted them after being tackled, but she doesn't believe she deserves the injuries she suffered. "I didn't think cops would do that to me because I'm a girl. And I didn't have anything on me. I was just trying to walk away from the situation," Wright said from...
  • Senator Bob Casey Continues to Abandon His So-Called Pro-Life Views

    07/16/2014 2:05:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | July 16, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, who ran as a pro-life advocate when he won a Senate term in 2006 and 2012, but who has disappointed pro-life advocates with repeated pro-abortion votes, continues to abandon his pro-life views.A couple years ago, he voted against a measure to revoke taxpayer funding from the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Today, Casey voted for a bill to “overturn” the Supreme Court decision protecting Hobby Lobby from being forced to pay for drugs that may cause abortions.Michael Ciccocioppo, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, told LifeNews he is disappointed that Casey continues to abandon is publicly-stated...
  • Dead Body Falls Out of Coroner's Van Along Busy Road

    07/13/2014 11:13:10 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/ ^ | july 13, 2014 | Alison Burdo
    Drivers traveling on a busy Bucks County, Pennsylvania, road on Friday had to navigate an unusual obstruction -- a gurney carrying a corpse. A Bucks County Coroner's Office van was traveling down the 100 block of E. Street Road in Lower Southampton, Pennsylvania, around noon when the vehicle's rear door malfunctioned, the coroner's office confirms. The body then rolled out of the van and onto the road near the Bucks Crossing Shopping Center.
  • Police hopeful man’s haircut will help lead to an arrest in Friendship sex assault (Shaved Star)

    07/11/2014 7:22:45 PM PDT · by equalator · 6 replies
    WPXI ^ | 7-11-2014
    Police said a man sexually assaulted a woman in Friendship Thursday, and they’re hoping his haircut will help lead to an arrest. The victim said she lives in the area and was confronted by the man as she returned to her home from a workout. “I screamed 'fire,' thinking somebody would come, but he had a hand over my mouth,” she said. He told me if I didn’t stop screaming that he would kill me and my animals.”
  • 14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

    07/11/2014 7:30:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/11/2014
    No, the United States isn’t trying to build a military force of centenarians. It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation’s military draft and warning that failure to do so is “punishable by a fine and imprisonment.” The agency realized the error when it began receiving calls from bewildered relatives last week. Chuck Huey, 73, of Kingston, said he got a notice addressed to his late grandfather Bert Huey, a World War I veteran who was born...
  • Joe Biden: Gay Marriage Fulfills Declaration of Independence

    07/07/2014 8:34:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 7, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Friday, Vice President Joe Biden used an Independence Day celebration and speech in Philadelphia to compare gay marriage to the Civil Rights Movement and push for more gay marriage. According to The Hill, "[Biden] said he was reminded of two Philadelphias, one where the Declaration of Independence was signed 238 years ago and the other in Mississippi where civil rights workers were murdered in June 1964, two weeks before President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act." After saying that the two Philadelphias helped give meaning to the words “all men are created equal," Biden reportedly said that gay...
  • The 10 most corrupt states in the U.S.

    07/05/2014 7:59:38 PM PDT · by deport · 102 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Chris Matthews
    New research takes a look at decades of corruption convictions to find the crookedest states in the union. When we think of government corruption (as one tends to do), our biased minds often gravitate to thoughts of military juntas and third world governments. But, of course, corruption is everywhere, in one form or another. And it’s costing U.S. citizens big time. A new study from researchers at the University of Hong Kong and Indiana University estimates that corruption on the state level is costing Americans in the 10 most corrupt states an average of $1,308 per year, or 5.2% of...
  • Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence: Calvin Coolidge July 5th 1926

    07/04/2014 8:20:46 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 6 replies
    July 4th 2014 | Cripplecreek
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. The coming of a new life always excites our interest. Although we know in the case of the individual that it has been an infinite repetition reaching back beyond our vision, that only makes it the more wonderful. But how our interest and wonder increase when we behold the miracle of the birth of a new nation. It is to pay our tribute of reverence and respect to those who participated in such a mighty event that we annually observe the fourth day of July. Whatever may have been the...
  • Governor refuses to sign state budget (PA)

    07/01/2014 5:56:32 AM PDT · by knarf · 20 replies
    Pittsburgh Post/Gazette ^ | July 1, 2014 | By Karen Langley and Kate Giammarise / Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau Read more: http://www.post-ga
    HARRISBURG -- With an hour left in Pennsylvania’s fiscal year, Gov. Tom Corbett said in a statement last night he would withhold his signature from a $29.1 billion budget sent to him by the Republican General Assembly while he considers its effect on the state. Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2014/07/01/Gov-Tom-Corbett-refuses-to-sign-state-budget/stories/201407010110#ixzz36DljvJMq
  • Police: Man charged in connection with fatal West Manheim crash

    06/29/2014 5:21:06 PM PDT · by lightman · 17 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 29 June AD 2014
    11:30 a.m.: Police have charged an illegal immigrant from Mexico with homicide by vehicle and other charges in connection with a fatal crash Saturday in West Manheim Township, according to a news release. Steven Miller, 64, of Westminster, Maryland, was killed in the crash, according to the York County Coroner's Office. Police said Carlos Bastida-Martinez, 25, was traveling south on Baltimore Pike when he crossed over the center lines and struck a motorcycle operated by Miller. Miller had fatal injuries at the scene, the release states, Bastida-Martinez suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Hanover Hospital. The 1995 Ford Windstar...
  • PA Hunters Don’t Support Bill To Legalize Semi-Automatic Rifles For Hunting

    06/23/2014 9:27:51 AM PDT · by holymoly · 61 replies
    OpposingViews ^ | June 23, 2014 | Sarah Fruchtnicht
    A Pennsylvania bill that would legalize AR-15 style semi-automatic rifles for hunting is being criticized by hunters themselves. The bill proposed in 2013 by Republican Rep. Rick Saccone claims that rapid follow-up shots will increase the odds of harvesting game. Saccone says only two states have banned their use and that there is nothing “frightening or extreme in this proposal.” A deer hunter of 54 years who wrote an op-ed for YDR.com says the proposal will make hunting unsafe and unethical. “Marksmanship is the essence of an ethical deer hunt. Spraying 11 shots at a deer (or group of deer)...
  • Board of Sonasoft, IRS email contractor, working to get ‘Silicon Valley’s Wannabe Obama’ elected

    06/22/2014 4:58:40 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 27 replies
    Liberty Unyeilding ^ | 6-22-2014 | J.E. Dyer
    Board of Sonasoft, IRS email contractor, working to get ‘Silicon Valley’s Wannabe Obama’ electedBy J.E. Dyer on June 22, 2014 at 7:07 pm The blogosphere has been alive in the last 48 hours with the sound (smell?) of smoking gun, after the revelation late last week that at the time of Lois Lerner’s remarkably convenient computer crash, the IRS had a contract with a company named Sonasoft for email back-up and archiving services.The IRS contracted with Sonasoft from 2005 to 2011. Sonasoft’s niche in the IT services world is explicitly organizing and backing up email files on Exchange and SQL...
  • Immigrant detainee who led hunger strike in Pa. released

    06/21/2014 8:37:23 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    newsworks ^ | JUNE 20, 2014 | EMMA JACOBS
    A Norristown, Pennsylvania, man who went on a 19-day hunger strike earlier this year to protest his prolonged immigration detention has been reunited with his family. Israel Resendiz-Hernandez was released from York County Jail Thursday after 144 days of incarceration to rejoin his two children and his wife, Pilar Molina. He was back at work on Friday. Reached by phone, his wife said the reunion has been tearful. "My daughter is like having a sleepover in my own room. They just, you know, they keep looking at him," Molina said, "My oldest daughter was crying with joy. She just can't...
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • 3 GOP presidential hopefuls talk of unifying party

    06/14/2014 2:20:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 14, 2014 3:21 PM EDT | David Pitt
    Presidential hopefuls Sen. Rand Paul, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Sen. Rick Santorum are in Iowa to deliver their prescriptions for how to unite the Republican Party. […] It is Paul’s third trip to Iowa since the 2012 election. The Kentucky senator says the GOP should maintain its core message but make the party more attractive to black and Hispanic voters. …
  • First graders taken to hospital after classmate brings drugs to school

    06/10/2014 3:59:09 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 06/10/2014 | Kristen A. Graham
    An entire first-grade class was bused to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for monitoring Tuesday after a 6-year-old was spotted with packets that police said likely contained heroin. The incident happened when a teacher at John Barry Elementary at 59th and Race Streets in West Philadelphia noticed one of her students playing with small plastic packets she had brought to school.
  • First Grader Turns Himself In for Having Toy Gun, Faces Expulsion

    06/07/2014 8:31:19 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/06/2014 | UPI
    Darin left his backpack at a friend's house and had to be sent to school with a backup. When he discovered the toy in the bag, knowing it was illegal, Darin turned the contraband into his teacher. "He found the toy gun on the outside pocket," Darin's father Chris Simak told local reporters. "He took it straight to the teacher and said that he wasn't allowed to have it." Darin's teacher followed protocol and brought the first grader to the principal, where he was immediately suspended pending an expulsion hearing. According to the school charter, the punishment for bringing a...
  • Poll: Wolf leads Corbett by 20 points for governor

    06/06/2014 11:11:48 AM PDT · by bjcoop · 42 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | Peter Jackson
    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Democratic upstart Tom Wolf leads Republican incumbent Tom Corbett by a formidable 20 points as Pennsylvania's gubernatorial campaign shifts into gear for the general election, according to a poll released Wednesday. The survey of 1,308 Pennsylvania voters by Connecticut-based Quinnipiac University showed Wolf backed by 53 percent and Corbett by 33 percent.
  • Same-sex marriage protesters find little support

    For the hour that Mike McMonagle and his allies stood in protest Thursday outside Gov. Corbett's office in Center City, they were spared from heat and rain. But little else went in their favor. Drivers paid no attention to the 30 people holding rosaries and signs railing against same-sex marriage. A man spat on the ground at their feet. Soon, they had to share the sidewalk with other protesters - a younger, louder, more organized group. While McMonagle's group spoke of the need to "defend our children" from nontraditional families, a group from Cook-Wissahickon School brought in actual children to...
  • Nascar SCS Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway Sunday June 8 on TNT at 1:00 PM ET

    06/04/2014 8:50:17 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 123 replies
  • GOP Gov. Decides After 'Immense Struggle' Not to Appeal Striking of PA Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    05/27/2014 11:54:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/27/2014 | Anugr
    Pennsylvania's Republican Gov. Tom Corbett decided not to challenge a federal judge's ruling overturning his state's same-sex marriage ban after an "immense struggle" due to "his religious beliefs based on his Catholic upbringing and teachings," an aide says. "The governor personally struggled immensely with this decision," Corbett's chief of staff, Leslie Gromis Baker, tells Philly.com. "Prior to the opinion being released, the governor was conflicted between his personal and religious beliefs based on his Catholic upbringing and teachings, and the legal arguments that were made in Judge Jones' opinion." "Given the high legal threshold set forth by Judge Jones in...
  • 16 Year Old Charged In Scranton Cab Driver’s Murder ("My homies die and white guy die.")

    05/27/2014 10:02:45 AM PDT · by heartwood · 55 replies
    WNEP 16 ^ | May 23, 2014 | Peggy Lee
    SCRANTON — A 16 year old is locked up on murder charges for the shooting death of a cab driver in Scranton. Aazis Richardson was arraigned Friday night on numerous felony charges for killing Vincent Darbenzio early Friday morning. Aazis Richardson is charged with murder in the first, second and third degrees. Police said Richardson was riding in Darbenzio’s cab when Richardson shot him because he felt the driver was trying to overcharge him. “What did you say to him when you guys were in the cab together?” Richardson was asked. “I didn’t say [expletive] to him, I just told...
  • Rand Paul: McConnell is no Arlen Specter

    02/26/2014 11:21:35 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 26 at 1:07 pm | ROBERT COSTA
    According to one of the tea party's leading voices, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), who is being challenged by conservative Matt Bevin in Kentucky's Senate GOP primary, is not an "Arlen Specter" Republican."It's not like we're talking about Arlen Specter here," said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in an interview with The Washington Post. "Senator McConnell has a longstanding conservative record and for an opponent to beat him, they'll have to prove somehow that he's not a conservative."Specter, the late Pennsylvania senator who left the GOP for the Democratic Party in 2009, was a villain-like figure to many on the...
  • SenateRaces, RINO Hunting live return thread

  • Primary Live Thread (AR,GA,ID,KY,OR,PA)

    05/20/2014 3:26:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 466 replies
    It was suggested that one be started so I'll take the lead!
  • Amish Leave Pa. In Search Of Greener, Less Touristy Pastures

    05/22/2014 1:34:19 PM PDT · by Theoria · 35 replies
    NPR ^ | 22 May 2014 | Chris Scinta
    Rolling pastures dotted with grazing cows, fields of corn and classic buggies driven by Amish in hats and bonnets — these are the images that attract visitors to Lancaster County, home to more than 30,000 of the Pennsylvania Dutch.Visitors who also bring big money to the state — to the tune of nearly $1.8 billion a year. Which explains why the winning bumper sticker in a contest sponsored by Pennsylvania's Tourism Office didn't feature the Liberty Bell or the battlefield in Gettysburg — but rather, "I Break for Shoofly Pie," an ode to the traditional Amish dessert.But pictures can be...
  • Same-sex couples in Pennsylvania now cheering ability to divorce too

    05/21/2014 5:28:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 05/21/2014 | ALANA SEMUELS
    It finally sank in for Suzanne Rotondo when Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced Wednesday he wouldn't contest a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's ban on gay marriage: She could finally get a divorce. The Keystone State was the last holdout in the Northeast to recognize gay marriage. "It feels like my birthday," said Rotondo, 45, who lives in Philadelphia. "I just feel this excitement. Of course there's no 'Yay, divorce,' but it's a victory for being able to have agency, have a say in your own destiny." Rotondo married her partner a decade ago in Massachusetts on their...
  • Corbett says Pennsylvania won't appeal same-sex marriage case

    05/21/2014 12:39:31 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies
    WPXI ^ | May 21, 2014
    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania's governor says he won't appeal a court decision that struck down the state's gay marriage ban. Gov. Tom Corbett's decision Wednesday means that same-sex marriage will remain legal in Pennsylvania, without the threat that a higher court will reinstate the ban. "I have thoroughly reviewed Judge Jones' opinion in the Whitewood case. Given the high legal threshold set forth by Judge Jones in this case, the case is extremely unlikely to succeed on appeal. Therefore, after review of the opinion and on the advice of my Commonwealth legal team, I have decided not to appeal Judge...
  • Clintons Lost in PA

    05/21/2014 7:04:35 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 17 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 05/20/2014 | Dan Riel
    "The Mother-in-Law of Chelsea Clinton, former congresswoman Marjorie Margolies lost a chance to get back to Washington, "losing big in her Pennsylvania House race against state lawmaker Brendan Boyle."
  • Same-Sex Marriage Is Now Legal in All of Northeastern U.S. (Now that Pennsylvania went pink)

    05/20/2014 8:30:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 20, 2014 | Brian Resnick
    With a federal judge declaring a Pennsylvania ban on gay marriage unconstitutional on Tuesday afternoon, every state in the Northeastern corner of the country—Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and now Pennsylvania—has legalized same-sex marriage. Judge John Jones invoked the 14th Amendment to invalidate a 1996 Pennsylvania law that defined marriage as between a man and a woman. Like many of the other judicial decisions bringing down state marriage bans, this one framed the issue as a matter of civil rights. Jones wrote: In future generations the label same-sex marriage will be abandoned,...
  • Reminder from Pennsylvania: The Supreme Court has already basically legalized gay marriage

    05/20/2014 5:44:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/20/2014 | AllahPundit
    Yesterday’s ruling striking down Oregon’s gay-marriage ban came from an Obama appointee. Today’s ruling striking down Pennsylvania’s ban comes from a Bush appointee, one whose confirmation was backed by Rick Santorum no less. Different judges, different political leanings, a slightly different legal posture (Oregon’s ban was part of the state constitution, Pennsylvania’s was merely a state statute, although each state’s AG refused to defend the law in court), but none of it mattered. Like McShane in Oregon, Jones provided for no stay of his ruling, meaning it goes into effect immediately — and same-sex couples should be able to...
  • Federal judge rules same-sex marriage ban in Pennsylvania unconstitutional

    05/20/2014 12:30:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/20/2014 | Michael Pearson
    A federal judge Tuesday struck down Pennsylvania's law prohibiting same-sex marriage, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution. With the ruling, the Keystone State joins a host of others in which judges have struck down existing laws restricting marriage to between one man and one woman. All such decisions have been stayed, pending appeals. "Because these laws are unconstitutional, we shall enter an order permanently enjoining their enforcement," U.S. District Judge John E. Jones wrote of Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage restrictions. "By virtue of this ruling, same-sex couples who seek to marry in Pennsylvania may do so, and already married same-sex couples...
  • Alleged Satanist 'Craigslist Killer' Could Face Death: Judge

    05/19/2014 10:03:41 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 20 2014 | M. Alex Johnson
    A self-proclaimed Satanist who claimed to have killed almost two dozen people could face the death penalty in the killing of a man she and her husband are accused of luring to his death through a Craigslist ad, a Pennsylvania judge ruled Monday.
  • Obama’s Internet ID Plot Being Tested in Two States

    05/16/2014 5:13:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    New American ^ | 5/16/14 | Alex Newman
    Obama’s Internet ID Plot Being Tested in Two States A plot by the Obama administration to impose Internet IDs on Americans is now officially being rolled out, with pilot programs for the controversial online “driver’s license” scheme already beginning in both Michigan and Pennsylvania. According to the White House, the virtual “Identity Ecosystem” being funded and pushed by the federal government is supposed to make the Internet more “secure” and “convenient.” Critics across the political spectrum, however, are warning that the Orwellian scheme only makes it more convenient for the feds to spy on people, control the public, and suppress...
  • Black Bear Gets Back Scratch, Steals Doughnut

    05/14/2014 11:59:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 8, 2014 | Matt Mauney
    SNIP Surveillance footage at Tuscarora State Park in Pennsylvania caught sneaky black bear in the act on May 1. The bear is seen giving himself a back scratch using a trail camera post. The bear then approaches a trap, sticks its head inside to grab a doughnut and leaves.
  • R. Budd Dwyer

    05/11/2014 1:19:59 AM PDT · by POWERSBOOTHEFAN · 50 replies
    5/11/14 | POWERSBOOTHEFAN
    Does anyone here remember R.Budd Dwyer, the politician who committed suicide on national TV during a press conference?
  • Police: Pa. Woman Beat Child With Baseball Bat Over Clogged Toilet

    LEHIGHTON, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania woman is behind bars after police said she beat her child with a baseball bat because of a clogged toilet. Police say Christine Mertz from Mahoning Township hit the 15-year-old child twice on the right side with a baseball bat and had also twice bitten and punched the juvenile. The child’s age and gender have not been released. Police said the child’s sibling witnessed the April 27 assault and said it was because of a backed-up toilet.
  • Georgia State, Penn State to do camp together

    05/07/2014 8:28:05 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 5 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 5, 2014 | Michael Carvell
    Georgia State and Penn State have formed a unique partnership in the pursuit of football recruiting. Incoming Penn State James Franklin and his staff will work as guest coaches for the Trent Miles Football Camp at Georgia State on June 10. The arrangement appears a win-win for both programs. Penn State gets to evaluate high school players who would never travel to its camps in Pennsylvania while Georgia State gets exposure to more high-profile recruits than usual.
  • Total Chaos: Pennsylvania Democrats WALK OUT of Hearing on Members Accused of Taking Bribes

    05/06/2014 3:42:49 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 5-6-14 | Bryan Preston
    This morning, the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee held a hearing on the case of the Democrats caught accepting bribes in exchange for voting against voter ID in the state. The case against the Democrats is well-documented, yet Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a Democrat, scuttled it shortly after she took office. Kane also accused the career investigators who built the case of racism. That charge doesn’t stand up to any level of scrutiny. The investigation targeted Republicans and Democrats, male and female, black and white. As it so happens, only Democrats chose to accept the bribes, and those members...
  • [PA State Rep] Daryl Metcalfe holding a hearing on his resolution to impeach AG Kathleen Kane

    05/06/2014 3:45:18 PM PDT · by NFHale · 3 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | 5-6-2014 | By Jeff Frantz | jfrantz@pennlive.com
    "...Saying he's concerned about a "pattern of abuse" displayed by Attorney General Kathleen Kane since coming into office, state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe's House State Government Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on his resolution to impeach Kane. Metcalfe, R-Butler County, ticked off a series of what he described as Kane's "misbehavior" that he wanted to investigate, ..."
  • Nigerian ambassador demands Cruz apology

    10/24/2013 8:10:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 58 replies
    politico.com ^ | October 24, 2013 | TAL KOPAN
    The Nigerian ambassador to the United States on Thursday decried Sen. Ted Cruz’s joke earlier this week that “Nigerian email scammers” built the government’s health care exchange website, saying his comments are offensive and demanded an apology. Ambassador Ade Adefuye told POLITICO that Nigerians are “disappointed and shocked” by Cruz’s comments. “We deplore the statement, and we demand an apology, and we demand it be withdrawn,” Adefuye said. Cruz (R-Texas) made the remarks Monday night in Houston at a “Welcome Home” event with tea party supporters. The following day, Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) criticized the comments and said they appeal...
  • The crisis in Ukraine — America can be deferential no more

    03/09/2014 1:14:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | March 8, 2014 | Nile Gardiner
    The Obama administration's Russian reset, designed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was premised on the idea of Russia as a partner with the United States. Hand in hand, the former rivals would address the major international crises of the day. This initiative will be remembered as one of the biggest foreign policy follies of the modern era — a staggeringly naďve exercise in appeasement that emboldened Moscow at Washington's expense. From Damascus to Tehran to Kiev, the Russians have been running rings around a U.S. presidency that believes “leading from behind” is a serious strategy, rather than a policy...
  • Largest coal producing state slams administration over EPA rules

    05/01/2014 8:46:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 01, 2014 | Kelly David Burke
    The American coal industry is accusing the Obama administration of using the Environmental Protection Agency to end the use of coal despite the president's claim of having an "all of the above" energy policy. ... the EPA's MATS rules, which go into effect in January 2016, will devastate coal production in America and .. about 60 gigawatts of coal-fired generation coming off-line .. One of Monseu’s issues is the way she said the administration is targeting coal, which currently fuels around 40 percent of the electricity produced in the U.S. "Increasingly we face a situation where policy is dictated not...
  • Pa. Dem Plays The JournoList Card

    09/04/2010 6:43:09 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Manan Trivedi, the Democrat's choice to take on incumbent Republican Jim Gerlach in Pennsylvania's 6th District congressional race, accused Gerlach of racism because Gerlach has been describing Trivedi as a far left-winger who "doesn't share our values." Trivedi, a doctor, was a health policy advisor to Barack Obama. Gerlach aide Mark Campbell responded by saying Trivedi was the only one who used race in the campaign which happened when he asked Indian-American groups to contribute to his campaign solely because he descended from emigrants from India. Trivedi responded by accusing Campbell of racism and demanding he be fired.