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  • Pro-lifers stop Planned Parenthood from opening inside high school – for now

    06/24/2017 3:23:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 23, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    READING, Pennsylvania, June 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Massive outcry from pro-life students and activists caused a Pennsylvania school board to pull a proposal for the establishment of a Planned Parenthood-run "sexual health counseling center" inside a high school. However, the fight isn't over. The board will likely debate the proposal at another time and vote on it in August. The pro-abortion group AccessMatters suggested the creation of a "sexual health counseling center" inside Reading High School and run by Planned Parenthood. This center would focus "primarily [on] counseling services and condoms," according to the Reading Eagle, and "Planned Parenthood Keystone...
  • Don’t be so quick to dismiss Trump’s coal mining initiative

    06/19/2017 1:31:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 17, 2017 | Salena Zito
    ACOSTA, PA. — On a warm June morning, a large crowd gathered in the lush, gentle folds of the Allegheny Mountains to hear President Donald Trump live on video. “I’m absolutely thrilled to be speaking with you on this great, great day,” he said. “The miners of Pennsylvania are mining coal again.” On a stage, five men unfurled a gold banner that blared, in large black letters: “Trump Digs Coal,” as the audience went wild. For the first time in nearly a decade, a new coal mine has opened here, and a US president has rallied alongside an industry deemed...
  • 6 DNC protesters found guilty in federal court

    06/14/2017 8:36:50 PM PDT · by Reagan80 · 19 replies
    philly.com ^ | June 14, 2017 | Mensah M, Dean
    The First Amendment right to protest the government ends when you use a bolt cutter to breach a security fence and enter a restricted area, a federal judge told six people he found guilty Wednesday for their actions during a chaotic protest outside last summer’s Democratic National Convention in South Philadelphia. “A fence is a fence is a fence,” Senior U.S. District Judge Michael J. Baylson told the six out-of-towners after finding each guilty of trespassing on restricted federal grounds, a misdemeanor. “As a matter of common sense,” said the judge, “when an adult sees a fence, it is clear...
  • Philly’s Soda Tax Is Shaping Up to Be an Epic Flop

    06/14/2017 11:43:06 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 06/13/2017 | ERNEST OWENS
    It’s been six months since the city’s soda tax (or, more accurately, the sugary beverage tax) was implemented — and it’s off to a rocky start. The city is currently $20 million short of its projected $46 million goal to close out the 2017 fiscal year, and based on the most available month’s numbers, it doesn’t appear as though they will reach it. But I’m not surprised by any of this. By the time last June when Mayor Kenney pulled a fast one on City Council to strike the deal, I had already warned about the consequences in lower-income communities.
  • Angry protester hit a police horse with a flagpole that had a nail sticking [trunc]

    06/12/2017 11:18:18 PM PDT · by blueplum · 88 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 112 June 2017 6:04pm | Greg Hadley
    Full Title: Angry protester hit a police horse with a flagpole that had a nail sticking out, police say A Pennsylvania woman is facing multiple criminal charges for resisting arrest and assaulting a police horse after a protest and counter-protest at the state capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, became heated. {snip} According to police reports, a state police corporal mounted on a police horse, Sampson, was trying to move the crowd from the protest onto the sidewalk when Simon hit Sampson with a flagpole that had a half-inch silver nail sticking out of the top, per the Philly Voice.
  • Five Family Members Join Forces For A Violent Brawl At A Waffle House [video]

    06/12/2017 12:55:17 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/12/2017 | Eric Lieberman
    Five female family members were arrested in Pennsylvania Sunday after they got in a violent brawl with three other unknown women at a Waffle House restaurant. The intense scuffle transpired at around 2:45 a.m. in Lancaster, according to the Lancaster Online.(snip) While it is not perfectly clear who is fighting who, a barrage of fists are consistently thrown throughout the roughly one-minute video. “Let’s go. Let’s go. It’s time to go,” one person can be heard yelling, likely advising the participants of the brutal altercation to leave before local authorities arrive. “Get off my mom. Get off my mom.” Towards...
  • Acosta mine: Are coal jobs returning to the US?

    06/11/2017 9:58:09 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | June 7, 2017 | Jessica Lussenhop
    So it was clear to her how bad things had gotten two years ago, when young coal miners she'd sold brand new trucks to just a day or two earlier started bringing them back. At the time, it seemed like a new coal company was declaring bankruptcy every week and the laid-off miners weren't able to make the payments. But now, for the first time in roughly seven years, a brand new coal mine is opening in Somerset County - the Acosta deep mine, just three miles from Maurer's dealership. "We're hopeful - it means we're going to have things...
  • UA 93 Hijacker Entered US 7 Times -- on 'Tourist' Visa

    06/07/2017 7:48:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    You could still see his mouth and his chin, but only the right side of his face from the nose up. The rest of the photo and the document on which it was printed -- except for the man's first and last name and a broken series of numbers -- was charred or burnt away. Investigators searching the area in Pennsylvania where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, found this telltale piece of evidence. It was the tourist visa that let Ziad Jarrah enter the United States from Germany. On the face of it, Jarrah was a...
  • Philly reporter’s epic career suicide caught on camera.... [tr]

    06/06/2017 1:50:49 PM PDT · by Enchante · 95 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | June 6, 2017 | Frieda Powers
    <p>Campbell yelled, shoved and even mocked spitting at the security guard before the very patient Philadelphia police officer had to handcuff and arrest her.</p> <p>“You’re arresting a girl for no f***ing reason,” she yelled in the officer’s face. “If I had my tits out and my ass hanging out you wouldn’t arrest me right?”</p>
  • Sign cautions drivers 'entering dictatorial Windsor Township'

    06/05/2017 4:19:57 PM PDT · by lightman · 11 replies
    The York Dispatch ^ | 5 June A.D. 2017 | David Weissman
    Barred from placing a billboard on his property, one Windsor Township property owner decided to warn others of the township's "dictatorial" ways. A truck displaying a sign that reads "Caution Entering Dictatorial Windsor Township" first appeared Saturday parked in a lot at the corner of East Prospect and Cape Horn roads. A dictatorship is a form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a single person, known as a dictator. The truck is owned by J&K Salvage, which offers customers the ability to rent out its trucks as a form of mobile advertising. This particular truck was rented...
  • Amid social media unrest, Lower Merion police say they didn't help ICE arrest man

    06/04/2017 12:35:37 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 06/03/2017 | Julie Shaw
    In response to misconceptions and some outrage on social media, Lower Merion police said Friday they were not involved in detaining a Honduran man outside his Haverford apartment last month. ---SNIP--- ICE agents said they were going to call Lower Merion police to break open one of the car’s windows since her husband wouldn’t get out. “They were using Lower Merion police as a threat tactic,” she said. “It was a very traumatic time for me. … They were putting a lot of resources into detaining someone who was trying to adjust his status and who had no criminal record,...
  • Suspect in Philly councilman's stabbing surrenders to police

    06/03/2017 1:53:07 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    PhillyVoice ^ | 06/03/2017 | staff
    The man who had been sought this week in the stabbing of City Councilman David Oh turned himself in to police Saturday morning, according to multiple reports. Shawn Yarbray, 24, surrendered to Southwest Detectives and is set to be arraigned late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, Lt. John Walker told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Pennsylvania Republican Pushing Ban on Private Gun Sales

    05/29/2017 7:32:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 28 May 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Pennsylvania State Rep. Jamie Santora (R-163) is pushing a ban on private gun sales nearly identical to the ones Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action pushed in Washington state, Maine, and Nevada. Santora’s bill would bar the private sales that Americans have enjoyed since the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791 and would require that every sale be processed in front of an agent of the government via a background check. This means that law-abiding Pennsylvanians selling a gun to a fellow hunter, lifelong co-worker, or childhood friend would have to seek out a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder and the...
  • Testifying before the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee on Gun-free zones

    05/23/2017 8:55:14 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 2 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 23, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Pennsylvania House State Government Committee – at the invitation of the committee’s chair, Representative Daryl Metcalfe, Dr. John Lott discussed the issue of gun free zones in schools before a well-attended hearing by state representatives. Because of comments during the hearing by Democrat Representative Mary Jo Daley, Dr. Lott offered to debate whoever she was able to convince to participate.
  • Talk at 'Make the Second Amendment Great Again' Rally in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

    05/23/2017 8:53:07 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 23, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Dr. John Lott gave the keynote speech at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Monday, May 22. While the talk was only about 9 minutes, he discussed a range of issues from the views of police to gun ownership, how crime rates change after gun bans, and background checks on the private transfer of guns. Hundreds of gun rights supporters took their cause to the state Capitol on Monday, pushing for an agenda that includes making it easier to carry concealed handguns. The presentations in the state capitol’s Rotunda brought together state lawmakers, sheriffs and those who support the right...
  • DA: Man charged after mocking, assaulting victim with cerebral palsy

    05/23/2017 8:39:07 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    fox29.com ^ | May 22, 2017
    Police say Baker and his friends were at the store, when the 22-year-old male victim drove into the parking lot and parked his car. The victim then got out of his car and walked into the store. While inside surveillance video showed Baker mocking how the victim walked. When the victim came back out, Baker continued to mock the victim, imitating how he moved. The victim stopped and stood in front of his car, when authorities say Baker punched the victim directly in the face, without warning. “The defendant’s actions in this case are appalling. You wonder what would make...
  • Penn alumni returning to campus for a class reunion call on Penn to take a stronger stand against Tr

    05/13/2017 5:38:31 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 41 replies
    Daily Pennsylvanian(U of Penn Student Newspaper) ^ | Friday May 12, 2017 | Madeleine Lamon
    Penn alumni returning to campus for a class reunion this weekend are taking a stand against one of their peers — President Donald Trump. Over the next three days, more than a dozen attendees of the 1967 class reunion and graduation ceremony will wear buttons calling upon Penn to “Denounce Trump," who graduated from Wharton in 1968. Penn declined to comment on this story
  • Trump plan could help our region

    05/11/2017 7:57:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Altoona Mirror ^ | April 15, 2017 | Editorial Board
    President Donald Trump says shovel-ready projects will be the priority in the estimated $1 trillion infrastructure-improvement initiative over the next decade that he hopes to unveil later this year. “If you have a job that you can’t start within 90 days, we’re not going to give you money for it,” Trump said on Feb. 4 during a White House town hall session with 52 business leaders.Meanwhile, as reported by the Wall Street Journal on March 10, the American Society of Civil Engineers, in its latest “Infrastructure Report Card” that’s issued every four years, gave this country’s infrastructure the below-standard grade...
  • Trump stumps the self-absorbed media elites

    05/10/2017 4:30:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 10, 2017 | Ruben Navarrette Jr., The Washington Post Writers Group
    Riddle me this: How can the so-called elite media be so self-absorbed and still have so little self-awareness? Today’s journalists too often make themselves the story. If a reporter gets arrested at a protest, he’ll be on the Sunday shows doing what he is not supposed to be doing: expressing his opinion. Yet these same journalists are incapable of seeing themselves in the harsh light in which most Americans see them. Not good. The media are supposed to tell everyday Americans what’s happening in the world and explain what it means to them. How can they do either if they...
  • Airman dies after falling from waterfall in Japan

    05/08/2017 7:24:53 AM PDT · by angcat · 27 replies
    An airman assigned to the 18th Munitions Squadron has died after falling from Aha Falls, officials from Kadena Air Base, Japan, said Saturday.