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  • In one classroom, a teacher makes Michael Brown the lesson of the day

    11/27/2014 11:49:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Washington Post's Answer Sheet ^ | November 27, 2014 | Valerie Strauss
    On Nov. 25th, a grand jury in Ferguson voted not to indict a white police officer, Darren Wilson, in the shooting of an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, last August in a case that has stirred civil unrest and accusations of racism by white law enforcement officials. The next day, Steve Singer, a teacher in suburban Pittsburgh went to school and realized that he could not carry on as usual but that he had to address what was transpiring in Missouri. This is his account of what happened that day. Singer is a husband, father, blogger and education advocate who teaches...
  • PA:Cops: North Wales teen arrested for punching man who was out running in Lansdale

    11/23/2014 2:27:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies
    thereporteronline.com ^ | 17 November, 2014 | Michael Goldberg
    LANSDALE >> A North Wales teen is accused of chasing and then punching a man who was out running in Lansdale because the teen felt “disrespected,” according to police. Da’Quan McClendon, 18, of the 200 block of South Third Street, faces misdemeanor counts of simple assault and disorderly conduct, as well as a summary count of harassment, in connection with the alleged Nov. 11 incident. Lansdale police said that around 5:30 p.m. that evening, officers responded to the vicinity of Church Road and East Hancock Street for a reported disturbance involving a man accosted by four males who were seen...
  • The Media and Republican Insiders Lash Out against Congressman Steve King

    11/23/2014 12:42:14 PM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 11/21/2014 | Craig Robinson
    I’m pretty sure that Iowa Congressman Steve King thought that his detractors would give it a rest for a while after he defeated his Democrat opponent by 24 points earlier this month.  Yet once again headlines like, “Stay away from Steve King,” have been published this week.  This time it’s not the liberals who are ranting and raving about King, its nameless “Republican insiders” and a conservative blogger from the Washington Post. On Tuesday, King announced that he is partnering with Citizens United to put on a 2016 presidential forum in Des Moines on January 24th called the Iowa Freedom...
  • Senate rejects Keystone XL bill {and Mary Landrieu}

    11/19/2014 5:00:29 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Senate narrowly rejected legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, handing a defeat to the oil industry and dealing a major blow to Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu, who staked her political career on the outcome. The Senate voted 59-41 for the legislation, falling one vote shy of the 60 needed for passage under the deal bringing it to the floor. But Keystone supporters insisted the defeat would be short-lived. Republican leaders are vowing to try again after they take over the chamber in January — when they will have more than enough votes to get a measure...
  • Widdy Dialect: The “Hoagie” Of Darts

    11/18/2014 4:42:11 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    Hidden City Philadelphia ^ | 4-17-14 | Bradley Maule
    Bring an English gentleman into a conversation between a coupla DelCo kids debating the IgglesÂ’ handling of DeSean Jackson or their favorite hoagies downtheshore, and watch the gentleman recoil and pray for the Queen. Drop a proper publican onto a Kenzo barroom dartboard and expect the same reaction. For just as Philadelphia claims its own brand of the English language, so too does our city wield a distinct take on the classic tavern game of darts. The origins of darts, like baseball, is murky and filled with legend. Lore suggests that the game grew from the practice of throwing...
  • Rick Santorum: White House decision around June

    11/17/2014 9:21:23 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/17/2014 | Kyle Cheney
    Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, who nipped at Mitt Romney’s heels in the 2012 Republican presidential primary, says he’s eyeing mid-2015 for a decision about a second White House bid. “Four years ago, we ended up announcing in June of 2011. If past is a portent of the future, that’s probably a ballpark,” he said in a phone interview. Santorum said he’s actively engaged with party donors and activists to assess whether he has a path to the nomination. “We’re doing everything consistent with making an effort,” he said. “We’re talking to donors, we’re looking at talking to people in...
  • Introducing Homosexuality-based Affirmative Action (University of Pennsylvania)

    11/15/2014 1:59:26 PM PST · by Salman · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | November 14, 2014 | Jennifer Kabbany
    The Daily Pennsylvanian, the student newspaper at the University of Pennsylvania, reports that admissions officials are actively trying to guess who is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or “ally” based on their applications. Or as my colleague Greg Piper at The College Fix notes: UPenn is practicing gaydar in reading student applications. And although it’s unclear what exactly admissions officers consider “gay” and how that affects applicants’ chances, apparently they are pretty good at it. “Since 2010 when the tracking of LGBTQ applicants started, the Office of Admissions has seen huge growth in the number of LGBTQ or ally applicants, plus...
  • In Great Lakes States, Union Retribution Fizzles

    11/14/2014 7:55:46 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/10/2014 | Tom Gantert
    In December of 2012, in the aftermath of Michigan’s Republican Legislature passing a right-to-work law, thousands of union members from around the state participated in a teleconference where their leaders promised “retribution” against the GOP. One union member wondered if Democrats took control of the Legislature, “Could we shove it right down their throats?” Al Garrett, president of Michigan AFSCME Council 25, shot back: “If we were to change the composition of both houses, where we were the majority and had the governor, no question we would be able to get rid of it right away. … In November of...
  • Jonathan Gruber Tries To Hide His Remarks

    11/11/2014 6:13:37 AM PST · by Pauli67 · 43 replies
    Est Quod Est ^ | 11/11/2014 | Pauli
    The University of Pennsylvania which had originally posted this has now pulled down the video from their site. But this is an attempt on the part of Jonathan Gruber and company to pull their pants up after they got caught. I think it's comical that these people still believe they can say whatever they want in public, but then flip out if anyone quotes them. It also appears that the Snopes.com mafia has been called in to cast doubt upon the incident as conservatives have reported it. They call this claim a Mixture of true and false. Here's their lame...
  • Shocking video shows high school teacher, lying unconscious ... knocked out by a STUDENT

    11/10/2014 3:42:34 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11/10/2014 | SOPHIE JANE EVANS
    This is the shocking moment a Philadelphia high school teacher was filmed lying unconscious in a hallway after allegedly being knocked out by a student. Pewu Johnson, 68, a substitute English teacher, reportedly reprimanded the teenager after he saw a girl sitting on his lap in an 'inappropriate' manner at Bartram High School. Later that day, the student confronted Mr Johnson and told him, 'get the f*** out of my face',
  • Dems Realize “War on Coal” Cost Them Coal Country

    11/09/2014 8:12:55 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 68 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 11-9-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Dems Realize “War on Coal” Cost Them Coal Country by Daniel Greenfield People are funny that way. They cling to their bibles and guns. And then if you declare war on them, they don’t want to vote for you. Coal-heavy districts in West Virginia, Kentucky and Illinois that had been steadily moving away from Democrats in recent elections appear to have completed that shift Tuesday, when they overwhelmingly backed Republicans who vowed to oppose what they call President Barack Obama’s “war on coal.”In West Virginia, once a long-time Democratic stronghold, Republicans will take control of both houses of the state...
  • Conflict Kitchen closes indefinitely after death threat (Hates Jews; rec'd Heinz $$$)

    11/08/2014 2:17:09 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    Post Gazette ^ | November 8 | Staff
    Oakland restaurant Conflict Kitchen has closed until further notice after receiving a letter containing death threats, according to a post on its Facebook page... Conflict Kitchen recently has been the focus of controversy over its serving of Palestinian food with anti-Israel messages on the food wrappers.
  • Judge Says City of Philadelphia Can Take Artist's Studio, Turn It Into Grocery Store

    11/07/2014 9:41:26 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 11/05/2014 | Evan Bernick
    James Dupree is a world-renowned artist and native son of Philadelphia, who is about to see his art studio turned into a grocery store, thanks to the rubber-stamp review that passes for judging when his city exercises the power of eminent domain. James' artistic accomplishments are truly awesome. He has five paintings in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Others can be found in the National Museum of Art in Cardiff, Wales; the Schomberg Museum in New York; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. You can see the Philadelphia Museum...
  • Government owes Blacks reparations for bringing cocaine

    11/06/2014 5:09:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Philadelphia Tribune ^ | November 3, 2014 | Harry C. Alford
    Last week I wrote about the shocking story of how our Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) willfully brought crack cocaine into the Black neighborhoods of our nation to make cash for financing a revolution in Nicaragua. This is going down as the vilest act perpetrated against a specific race of people. An agency of our nation performed and managed the dastardly act and must be held accountable. In other words, reparations are due. They are due, but they will never come unless we start acting and demanding justice. There has been talk of reparations for the effects of slavery. That isn’t...
  • Fight Breaks out at Philly McDonald's over Breakfast Menu

    11/06/2014 3:53:49 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 96 replies
    Philly com ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 | Gabrielle Bonghi
    At one Philadelphia Mickey D’s some women were downright furious when they arrived too late for the fast food chain’s breakfast menu. Caught on camera, it appears as though an argument was instigated between two women and a tall man in a black jacket. The ladies proceeded to express their anger by throwing chairs, throwing limbs, and even broke a broom over one man’s head. Police said they made no arrests.
  • More than 100 items recovered in hangar near Pennsylvania manhunt end

    11/05/2014 2:01:16 PM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 5, 2014
    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. – The survivalist marksman charged in a deadly ambush on a Pennsylvania state police barracks stowed guns including a Chinese-made sniper rifle and other gear in an abandoned airplane hangar near where he was captured after 48 days on the run, according to court documents released Wednesday.
  • Wolf defeats Corbett

    Democrat Tom Wolf, a businessman from central Pennsylvania, was elected governor Tuesday in his first campaign for political office. Republican Tom Corbett became the first incumbent governor to lose reelection in the state's modern history. "We need to restablish education as the priority in the state of Pennsyvlania," Wolf said, speaking to supporters at the York Expo Center shortly after 10 p.m., after thanking Corbett for his service to the state.
  • Pennsylvania Elects Pro-Abortion Tom Wolf Governor After Kermit Gosnell Scandal

    11/04/2014 7:33:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/4/14 | Steven Ertelt, Andrew Bair
    Even though the state was home to a late-term abortionist who killed babies in live-birth abortions and ran what could be described as the most shocking abortion clinic in history, Pennsylvania voters are sending a pro-abortion governor to Harrisburg. Pro-life Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, who was frequently cited as one of the most vulnerable incumbent governors in the 2014 election cycle, lost his bid for re-election. Due to his strong pro-life leadership, the National Right to Life Committee and the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation endorsed Governor Tom Corbett for reelection. By contrast, Tom Wolf was backed by NARAL, a radical pro-abortion...
  • GOP's Tom Marino wins 3rd term in 10th District

    11/04/2014 7:02:30 PM PST · by conservative98 · 2 replies
    Chron ^ | November 4, 2014 | Chron
    <p>HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Tom Marino has won a third term representing Pennsylvania's 10th District in Congress.</p>
  • Live election results tonight: Governor and other key races in Pennsylvania

    11/04/2014 3:50:09 PM PST · by P.O.E. · 18 replies
    Patriot News ^ | 11/4/14 | Nick Malawskey | nmalawskey@pennlive.com
    Reddit Welcome to PennLive's live coverage of the 2014 general election. Below you'll find a map widget that will track elections around the nation, as well as results from the Pennsylvania's Governor's race
  • GOP governor ousted in Pennsylvania

    11/04/2014 5:33:24 PM PST · by conservative98 · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 04, 2014 | Julian Hattem
    Voters in Pennsylvania chose first-time candidate Tom Wolf (D) over Gov. Tom Corbett (R) as their new governor on Tuesday. Multiple outlets called the race for Wolf immediately after polls closed on Tuesday evening. With the loss, Corbett became the first governor in the state’s modern history to lose a reelection race. Wolf, a longtime businessman who turned around his family’s cabinet company, had maintained a strong and steady lead in polling ahead of the election, though the incumbent’s campaign claimed that the tide was shifting and momentum had turned in his favor in recent days. Corbett’s approval ratings in...
  • Ebola: Pa. monitoring caseload rises

    11/04/2014 4:34:44 AM PST · by wtd · 10 replies
    PennLive ^ | 11/03/2014 @ 3:22PM | David Wenner
    Ebola: Pa. monitoring caseload risesPennsylvania health officials as of Monday afternoon were monitoring 135 people for possible Ebola symptoms, an increase of 30 from last week. All have recently arrived in Pennsylvania after visiting one of the areas in West Africa affected by the Ebola outbreak. However, none are known to have had direct exposure to Ebola, or have shown symptoms. Pennsylvania receives between one and roughly 25 people daily who have returned from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone, where about 13,600 people have been stricken with Ebola, and nearly 5,000 have died as of the end of October.
  • 7 Most Expensive States to Live in the U.S.

    11/02/2014 4:49:28 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 34 replies
    Business Cheatsheet ^ | October 28, 2014 | Erika Rawes
    As most of us already know, an equal salary can stretch much further in one place than in another. If you earn at least $75,000 per year, you earn a comfortable salary. At this income level, you are said to have reached the point where you really don’t need any more money to thrive. In each state, however, this $75,000 has to be adjusted to account for costs of living differences. A few states, however, like Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Nevada, Florida, and Wisconsin are right around the benchmark. That is, even when adjusting for cost of living, these states will...
  • Russia's Jet Incursions Buzz An Alarm For Europe

    10/30/2014 8:40:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    IBD ^ | October 30,2014 | IBD
    This should be a wake-up call to Europe, long accustomed to living under the U.S. defense umbrella, to take more responsibility for its own defense. So far this year, NATO jets have had to scramble 100 times to intercept these airspace intruders just to show that the West's perimeters are still protected. That's three times as many as intercepted in 2013. It also coincides with a strange submarine incursion in Swedish waters, believed to have been Russian. There's no doubt about it, Russia wants its Cold War empire back, and a complacent, "Finlandized" Europe. Vladimir Putin continues in his quest...
  • Police repeatedly mistake Pennsylvania man for suspected cop killer Eric Frein

    10/23/2014 2:16:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 23,2014
    Friends and strangers are rallying to help a man whom police have repeatedly mistaken for Eric Frein James Tully, who doesn't own a car and who walks 5 miles to work every day, has been mistaken for Frein more than 20 times by heavily-armed law enforcement scouring the Pocono mountain region for Frein, On at least one occasion, Tully, 39, claims he was forced to the ground and had a rifle pointed at his head by an officer as he walked to his job along a heavily wooded road near where Frein is believed to be hiding, according to the...
  • Suspected cop-killer Eric Frein ARRESTED in Pennsylvania

    10/30/2014 5:54:40 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 147 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 19:34 EST, 30 October 2014 | Associated Press and Ashley Collman
    Pennsylvania State Police, ending a seven-week manhunt, have captured a man accused of ambushing two troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other. Eric Frein, 31, was taken into custody Thursday, state police said. NBC reports that Frein was found in a hanger at Pocono Mountain Airport, where they received a report he was hiding. Despite being armed with a gun, sources told CNN that he was arrested by U.S. marshals without incident. Marshals surrounded the hangar, called out Frein's name and he surrendered. However, pictures of Frein in the back of a police cruiser show him nursing a...
  • Sources: Eric Frein captured

    10/30/2014 3:39:34 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 176 replies
    hit the link
  • Anti-Violence Community Organizers Arrested For Beating Roommate, Leaving Unconscious Body in Street

    10/30/2014 8:10:19 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 13 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/30/14 | Aurelius
    Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, two community organizers for the anti-violence group Stop the Violence, have been arrested for attacking an ex-roommate in an apparent property dispute. Aredeno and Velez attacked the roommate because he had apparently taken items from their shared apartment that weren't his. The two punched and kicked the man, then left his unconscious body lying in the middle of the street. The attack happened on Tuesday in the Pennsylvania town of Washington. The victim, who renames unnamed, is now recovering at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pennsylvania.
  • Balloon doesn't locate Frein

    10/29/2014 4:24:59 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 20 replies
    PHILADELPHIA — The helium-filled balloon that was deployed to search for Pennsylvania fugitive Eric Frein has been returned to Ohio. “Due to the tree canopy and rugged terrain of our search area, the balloon was not as helpful as everyone hoped it would be,” said Pennsylvania State Trooper Tom Kelly. The dense woods of the Poconos have hampered every method of searching for Frein, police have said. The terrain has made it difficult for officers to search for the slaying suspect on foot, with search dogs, with helicopters and now the unmanned balloon.
  • Pennsylvania: Governor to Sign Firearms Preemption Bill Tomorrow (THIS IS HUGE!)

    10/28/2014 3:10:01 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Tomorrow, October 28, Governor Tom Corbett (R) will sign House Bill 80 into law, strengthening Pennsylvania’s firearm preemption statute. This bill takes effect in sixty days. After four years of hard work, your NRA looks forward to this momentous event in a culmination of all the efforts that NRA members, Second Amendment supporters and Pennsylvania legislators finally accomplished. If you are able, please attend the bill signing ceremony with Governor Tom Corbett and pro-gun members of the Pennsylvania legislature. Event details and information is provided below: Bill Signing Ceremony for House Bill 80 Tuesday, October 28 at 4:00 P.M. Dormont...
  • 105 being monitored for Ebola in Pa.

    10/28/2014 11:31:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Allentown Morning Call / The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | October 28, 2014 | Wendy Gillette, CBS News
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Public health workers are monitoring 105 people in Pennsylvania for Ebola symptoms, the state Department of Health announced Monday.. That figure includes everyone in the state known to have arrived from three Ebola-ravaged West Africa countries in the last 21 days, according to new state monitoring rules. The department did not immediately indicate how many of the travelers had potential exposure to the virus in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone. Those with possible or likely exposure to Ebola could face mandatory travel restrictions or quarantine, state health officials said last week. They have declined to make available county-by-county tallies...
  • Wolf says he'll end food-stamp asset test if elected governor

    10/24/2014 6:59:57 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 38 replies
    If elected governor, Tom Wolf plans to end the asset test, a measure that ties federal food stamp benefits to people's bank accounts and car ownership. The Democrat would also work to reestablish General Assistance (GA), which used to pay $205 a month to people who were both poor and disabled. Both moves would reverse initiatives by Gov. Corbett, who saw the asset test as a way to cut down on fraud and waste, and GA as an unnecessary institution from the 1930s whose elimination has saved the state $150 million a year. The Republican governor added the asset test...
  • Public jumps to help man mistaken for Frein

    10/23/2014 3:53:16 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | October 22, 2014 | Beth Brelje
    James Tully, of Candensis, does not own a car and walks to work through the search area. He has been stopped and questioned by authorities numerous times, eventually being forced to the ground at gunpoint. The man who has been stopped by police numerous times while walking to work through the manhunt search area has been overwhelmed by the public's response, according to his mother, Linda Waddington Tully. There have been offers of vehicles, a fundraiser, and lots of media attention. James Tully, 39, lives off Snow Hill Road in Canadensis, which has been a key area in the search...
  • Penn Judge Suspended Over X-Rated Emails

    10/22/2014 11:17:02 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | October 21, 2014 | LANA MORELLI
    (CN) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended Justice Seamus McCaffrey on Monday amid allegations that he sent or received hundreds of pornographic emails over a four-year period. In its order, the court cited a "compelling and immediate need to protect and preserve" the integrity of state's courts. Although McCaffrey has been suspended, with pay, on only an "interim basis," the justices also ordered the state's Judicial Conduct Board to determine within 30 days if there is probably cause to file formal judicial misconduct charges against the 64-year-old judge. According to published reports, the emails, which evidently were exchanged with members...
  • Wanted sex offender accused of molesting three-year-old girl found hiding in homemade FORT in the wo

    10/22/2014 9:36:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.22.14 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Wanted sex offender accused of molesting three-year-old girl found hiding in homemade FORT in the woods A convicted sex offender wanted on charges he molested a 3-year-old girl in West Virginia has been found hiding in a makeshift fort in the Pennsylvania woods. US marshals helped local police and the sheriff's office in Brook County, West Virginia, track down 64-year-old David David Tuesday. Brooke County Sheriff Chuck Jackson said the tiny wooden shack David called home was 'elaborate.' Among other things, it included a heater, a propane tank, electricity, a police scanner and knives. Scroll down for video
  • Law Curbs Cop Killer's 'Obscene Celebrity' (Mumia Abu-Jamal)

    10/21/2014 3:23:02 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 46 replies
    Sky News ^ | 10-21-2014 | Sky News US Team
    October 21, 2014Law Curbs Cop Killer's 'Obscene Celebrity' By Sky News US Team Pennsylvania's governor has signed into law a measure aimed at curbing the "obscene celebrity" cultivated by convicts at the expense of victims. Governor Tom Corbett signed the bill on Tuesday near the spot where Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner was shot dead by Mumia Abu-Jamal in 1981. The measure passed with unanimous approval after Abu-Jamal delivered a pre-recorded commencement address earlier this month to graduates of Goddard College in Vermont. It allows prosecutors or crime victims to seek an injunction when an offender's conduct "perpetuates the continuing...
  • Canadensis man targeted repeatedly as Frein suspect

    10/21/2014 1:47:36 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 105 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | 10-20-2014 | Beth Brelje
    James Tully of Canadensis, who has to walk to work in the heart of the Eric Frein search area, has been stopped by police more than 20 times, including an encounter Friday night when he says he was roughed by an officer. Police searching for Eric Frein have questioned James Tully so many times that he started carrying his driver’s license and work identification on a neck lanyard to prove his identity. But that wasn’t enough to keep him from being forced to the ground by gunpoint Friday on Route 447, and being held there, face down in the gravel,...
  • Eric Frein sightings: How 'wilderness ninja' has outfoxed 1,000 cops

    10/21/2014 11:32:24 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 65 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Oct. 21, 2014 | Patrik Jonsson
    Two fresh sightings of alleged sniper Eric Frein has resulted in more closed public schools in northern Pennsylvania and a shift in a massive manhunt to near where Mr. Frein went to high school – and where he was a member of the high school rifle team. The pressing question of how a single man has outmaneuvered 1,000 trained law enforcement officers in the Pocono Mountains for over five weeks suggests that Frein has used a home-field advantage, long-term planning, and survival skills to resemble a “wilderness ninja,” a term some use to describe a rare breed of native scouts...
  • Eric Frein sightings: How 'wilderness ninja' has outfoxed 1,000 cops

    10/21/2014 10:47:47 AM PDT · by dware · 60 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10.21.2014 | Patrik Jonsson
    Atlanta — Two fresh sightings of alleged sniper Eric Frein has resulted in more closed public schools in northern Pennsylvania and a shift in a massive manhunt to near where Mr. Frein went to high school – and where he was a member of the high school rifle team.
  • In Philly court, a parade of undocumented minors

    10/20/2014 4:01:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 20, 2014 | by Michael Matza
    Seated at the defense table in U.S. Immigration Court in Philadelphia, the 10-year-old looked down at his feet, which barely reached the floor. Coal-eyed, he resembled a Latino Dennis the Menace, with a "fauxhawk" instead of a cowlick and clad in a shirt that read: Last name: Maker. First name: Trouble. Having entered the U.S. illegally eight months ago, the boy, Carlos, was arrested on the Texas border, given a notice to appear in court to face deportation. In a daylong court session this month, Judge Steven Morley, presiding at the federal building at Ninth and Market Streets, heard Carlos'...
  • Philly cigarette tax a boon for Bucks border businesses

    10/20/2014 3:44:42 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    Bucks County Courier Times. ^ | 10/20/2014 | Jo Ciavaglia
    ---SNIP--- What’s the draw at this Bensalem store? Cigarettes, some priced at under $6 a pack. No more than a mile away in Philadelphia, the same cigarettes cost more than $8. “We used to get between 300 and 400 cartons of cigarettes every other night. Now, we’re getting about 1,500 cartons. I would say sales have gone up from about 2,000 packs a day to between 4,000 and 4,500 packs daily,” inventory manager Jim Watson said. That adds up at least $24,000 a day in sales, an increase of $12,000-plus since nearby Philadelphia increased its tax on a pack of...
  • New poll finds Corbett closing to 7 points Read more at

    10/20/2014 7:50:05 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 7 replies
    A new survey shows Gov. Tom Corbett (R) trailing Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, 49 percent to 42 percent, the tightest margin between the two candidates in any public poll so far. The poll, released Friday by the news website Keystone Report, was conducted by Magellan Strategies, a GOP-leaning research firm based in Baton Rouge, La. It suggests a much closer race than other recent surveys, and is in line with what Pennsylvania Republicans say they have been seeing in private polls. A poll conducted between Sept. 30 and Oct. 5 by Quinnipiac University, for instance, found that Wolf was leading...
  • Police: Woman spotted suspected cop killer in woods with gun and mud on face

    10/20/2014 9:25:51 AM PDT · by dware · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.18.2014 | Fox News
    The search for a Pennsylvania state trooper’s accused killer took on new urgency Saturday after a woman told police she spotted the man in a wooded area with his face caked in mud and carrying a rifle. State police said the new sighting appears to be highly credible because it took place near the Pocono Mountain East High School where survivalist Eric Frein attended classes. The woman told authorities she saw Frein dressed all in black a little after 9 p.m. Friday and that the distance between them was only 15 or 20 feet.
  • In Ferguson, activists in search of a revolution

    10/19/2014 4:59:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 19, 2014 | Amanda Sakuma
    FERGUSON, Missouri — It took seven University of Pennsylvania students piled into a rental van nearly 16 hours to drive to St. Louis. They had raised $600 in three days from a Go Fund Me account that was supposed to last them through the weekend. They slept wherever they could crash for free — the basement of a St. Louis couple’s home, or packed on the floor of a church at night. But once in Ferguson, it was nothing like the war zone they had seen splashed on their television screens exactly two months earlier. Instead of armored vehicles blocking...
  • Top Liberian Official Tells City Council Air Travel Ban Would Only Make Ebola Crisis Worse

    10/18/2014 2:33:50 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 10/18/2014 | Mike Dunn
    he growing cry for a complete ban on air travel to those countries most stricken by Ebola prompted an emotional plea this past week in Philadelphia by a top Liberian official. She says a ban would be “a death sentence.” City Council members heard from Gurly Gibson, an official at the Embassy of Liberia in Washington, D.C. She said her country’s situation is dire and that officials believe a halt to air travel would only make things worse. “It is going to be a death sentence, just thinking about halting all flights going in, because it will only escalate the...
  • Michelle Obama calls her husband’s voters ignorant and lazy

    10/16/2014 11:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 16, 2014 | George Upper
    If Republicans had said what Michelle Obama just did about her own husband’s voters, they’d be burned at the stake. Apparently anticipating problems with Democrat turnout on Election Day, Obama seems to think she knows what the issue is: Democrat voters are ignorant and lazy. The first lady was speaking Wednesday at a campaign rally for the Democrat candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, when she said Democrat voters too often feel that they have more important things to do than vote – like sleeping. That’s if they even realize that there’s an election being held at all. In...
  • Two State Lawmakers Exchange Gunfire With Would-Be Robber

    10/15/2014 9:12:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 15, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    Two Democratic lawmakers in Pennsylvania traded gunfire with a would-be robber Tuesday night near the state capitol in Harrisburg. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Rep. Marty Flynn of Luzerne and Rep. Ryan Bizzarro of Erie were heading home from dinner at around 11 p.m. when a man approached them. The assailant “pointed a gun first at Flynn and then at Bizzarro and demanded their wallets,” The Inquirer reports. A second man was reportedly issuing instructions to the gunman from across the street. According to the state’s Democratic Caucus, Flynn, a former corrections officer, pulled out his own weapon and “exchanged...
  • 10-Year-Old Charged as Adult in Death of Woman, 90

    10/14/2014 5:22:31 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 94 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 14, 2014 | Associated Press
    State Police have arrested a 10-year-old boy and charged him as an adult in the beating death of a 90-year-old woman in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Authorities say the boy was visiting his grandfather, the woman's caretaker, on Saturday when the woman shouted at the child for entering her room. They say he punched her in the throat numerous times.
  • PA Lawmakers support rising cost of Frein manhunt

    10/14/2014 5:13:13 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 31 replies
    ABC News WHTM ^ | October 13, 2014 | Dennis Owens
    It is likely the most intense manhunt in the history of the Pennsylvania State Police, which insists it will spend every waking moment to find Eric Frein, the man they believe ambushed two of their own. But that's not all they're spending. Three hundred troopers a day are filling the woods in Pike and Monroe Counties in a 24-7 search for Frein that began more than a month ago. State police say they don't have cost estimates but calculations by the Allentown Morning-Call show that PSP is spending $1.1 million a week just in added labor costs. Throw in hundreds...
  • Frein fled earlier prosecution on theft charges

    10/13/2014 12:39:50 PM PDT · by Tamzee · 5 replies
    The Citizens Voice ^ | October 1, 2014 | Terrie Morgan-Besecker
    This isn’t the first time Eric Matthew Frein fled to avoid prosecution. The Canandensis man suspected of gunning down two Pennsylvania state troopers was set to go to trial in Schuyler County, New York on theft charges on April 6, 2006. But when the case was called, it was learned he had fled — possibly to the very same woods police say he has now taken refuge as he continues to elude the massive manhunt. The decision to skip his New York trial cost Frein 109 days in jail for a charge the prosecutor in the case, Matthew Hayden, said...