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  • Outrage as Philly pushes through ban on bulletproof glass in crime-plagued neighborhood shops

    12/07/2017 7:02:25 AM PST · by Puppage · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/07/2017 | Frank Miles, Greg Norman
    Democratic councilwoman says the safety measure relied on in low-income neighborhoods hurts shoppers' feelings. Philadelphia is one step closer to getting rid of bulletproof glass in many of its small businesses as part of a larger effort to crack down on loitering, public urination and potential drug sales -- but it's triggered backlash from the shopkeepers.
  • Philly City Council Approves Bill Banning Bulletproof Glass From Shops (because it is racist)

    12/15/2017 8:40:04 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 66 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 12/15/17 | Chris Menahan
    The Philadelphia City Council voted 14-3 on Thursday to pass a bill allowing the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections to ban shop owners from protecting themselves and their employees with bulletproof plexiglass. Philadelphia 8th District Councilwoman Cindy Bass, who sponsored the bill, said previously that having to see plexiglass represents an "indignity" to her constituents.
  • Philly City Council Approves Bill Banning Bulletproof Glass From Shops

    12/15/2017 4:09:51 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 86 replies
    http://www.informationliberation.com ^ | 12 December 2017 | Chris Menahan
    The Philadelphia City Council voted 14-3 on Thursday to pass a bill allowing the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections to ban shop owners from protecting themselves and their employees with bulletproof plexiglass. Philadelphia 8th District Councilwoman Cindy Bass, who sponsored the bill, said previously that having to see plexiglass represents an "indignity" to her constituents.
  • Judge Overturns Trump Repeal of Obamacare Mandate, Forces Christians to Pay for Abortions

    12/15/2017 3:09:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 65 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Christian groups and businesses once again may be forced to pay for birth control, including forms that may cause abortions, after a federal judge ruled against the Trump administration Friday. In October, President Donald Trump’s administration provided relief from the Obamacare birth control mandate by granting wider exceptions to religious groups. The new rules provided relief to groups like the nuns of Little Sisters of the Poor and the religious owners of Hobby Lobby, which were forced to challenge the mandate to the U.S. Supreme Court or face crippling fines. However, several state attorneys general challenged the decision. On Friday,...
  • Federal judge blocks Trump rollback of ObamaCare birth control mandate

    12/15/2017 12:13:15 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | JESSIE HELLMANN AND AVERY ANAPOL
    A federal judge in Pennsylvania temporarily blocked the Trump administration's recent rules allowing moral and religious exceptions for ObamaCare's birth control requirement. The injunction comes after state Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed a lawsuit against the administration, arguing the changes to the mandate undermine women's health. Judge Wendy Beetlestone ruled that the state is "likely to suffer serious and irreparable harm in the absence of a preliminary injunction." ObamaCare requires that most companies cover birth control as preventive care for women at no additional cost. The Trump administration rolled back the requirement earlier this year, arguing that it infringed on...
  • Penn. AG Attacks Nuns’ Rights in Court While Keeping Them Outside

    12/14/2017 9:34:57 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 19 replies
    Becket ^ | December 13, 2017 | Becket
    WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Little Sisters of the Poor and their hard-fought rights will be on trial Thursday, December 14, but the Sisters will be outside the courthouse because of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s attempt to silence them. Shapiro is suing to take away the Sisters’ religious exemption from a Health and Human Services rule. In early October, HHS issued a new rule that protects the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious non-profits from providing services in their health care plan that violate their faith like the week-after pill. The Little Sisters’ four-year legal ordeal was close to...
  • Even the Best Laws Cannot Save Our Society. Here’s What We Need.

    12/13/2017 12:09:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 13, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    I’m approaching my 82nd birthday, and my daughter will occasionally suggest that modernity is perplexing to me because I’m from prehistoric times. As such, it points to one of the unavoidable problems of youth—namely, the temptation to think that today’s behavioral standards have always been. Let’s look at a few of the differences between yesteryear and today. One of those differences is the treatment of women. There are awesome physical strength differences between men and women. To create and maintain civil relationships between the sexes is to drum into boys, starting from very young ages, that they are not to...
  • BREAKING: Pennsylvania Legislature passes bill banning abortions at 20 weeks

    12/13/2017 10:26:49 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | Kristi Burton Brown |
    On Tuesday, in a bipartisan vote, the Pennsylvania legislature passed a ban on D&E abortion, also known as dismemberment abortion. In a D&E abortion, a preborn child is literally ripped by a metal instrument, limb from limb. Former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, describes D&E abortion in the animated video below: **VIDEO ON LINK** Men and women who commit abortion procedures of all kinds are on record describing the violence and brutality of each of them. One of these abortionists, Leroy Carhart, gave his testimony on D&E (dismemberment) abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court. D&E abortion is the most common second...
  • Gov. Tom Wolf’s Campaign Creates Video Defending Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off Babies’ Limbs

    12/12/2017 9:38:26 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is campaigning for re-election with a promise to fight for women’s ability to have their nearly fully-formed unborn babies aborted in brutal dismemberment abortions. Wolf released a new pro-abortion campaign ad this week as the Pennsylvania Senate considers Senate Bill 3, PennLive reports. The legislation would prohibit brutal dismemberment abortions that tear nearly fully-formed unborn babies limb from limb while their hearts are beating and ban abortions after 20 weeks when strong scientific evidence indicates unborn babies can feel pain. “I’m going to veto Senate Bill 3 if it gets to my desk,” Wolf said in...
  • Watch: Fireball Shooting Across The Sky Captured By Police Dashcam

    12/09/2017 9:01:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    newsweek ^ | 12/09/2017
    The American Meteor Society (AMS) took to Twitter on December 7 to confirm that what he saw was in fact, a meteor. AMS received reports from 146 people about the fireball event. The society noted it was primarily visible from Pennsylvania, but eyewitness accounts were also reported from twelve other states: New York, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Washington, DC.
  • Principal Who Screamed at Pro-Life Teen: “I Don’t Give a S— What Jesus Says” Says His Life’s Been...

    12/11/2017 9:37:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 153 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec. 8, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Principal Who Screamed at Pro-Life Teen: “I Don’t Give a S— What Jesus Says” Says His Life’s Been a Wreck Ever Since Earlier this year and assistant principal at a Pennsylvania high school was caught on video yelling profanities at pro-life teenagers who are holding signs demonstrating against abortion. The teenager, Conner Haines, was part of a Christian group called Project Frontlines that was hosting a “holocaust of abortion” display on the public sidewalks outside the school. The pro-lifers showed photos of aborted babies and other information to help educate the public about abortion. Haines and his sister...
  • Fox Sports Tried to Cast Actors as L.A. Rams Fans for NFL Pre-Game Show

    12/09/2017 2:50:08 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    The Wrap ^ | December 9, 2017 | Sean Burch
    Los Angeles gets an unwarranted rap as a bad sports town, and Fox Sports isn’t helping LA fans fight that label. Fox posted a listing on the casting site projectcasting.com for “actors, models, and talent” to play Rams fans on its Sunday NFL pre-game show. With the Rams facing off against the Philadelphia Eagles in a match-up of two of the league’s best teams, you wouldn’t think it’d be necessary, but alas. “We’re looking for LA’s biggest NFL fans to be part of #NFLSunday’s Los Angeles Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pre Game Show!” said the ad. “Come out, bring your...
  • Elderly man fights off intruders, fatally shoots one of them

    12/08/2017 6:08:13 PM PST · by mdittmar · 53 replies
    AP ^ | 12/7/2017 | AP
    <p>ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (AP) — An 84-year-old Pennsylvania man fatally shot a home intruder and successfully fought off another early Friday, police said.</p> <p>Don Lutz was jolted awake around 1:15 a.m. by the sound of people coming into his Ellwood City home and emerged from his bedroom armed with a handgun that he said he keeps under his pillow, authorities said.</p>
  • BREAKING: Pervert Democrat Senator Al Franken Expected to Resign Thursday

    12/06/2017 11:34:16 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 127 replies
    GP ^ | December 6,2017 | Cristina Laila
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, posted to Facebook her call on Franken to resign Click here to see the list of Senators calling on Franken to resign. A top Senate Dem says he expects Franken to resign Thursday shortly after Franken’s office said he would be making an announcement Thursday. Democrat Senator Ron Wyden tweeted,”I expect that Senator Franken will announce his resignation tomorrow. It is the right thing to do given this series of serious allegations.”
  • (PA State Rep) Daryl Metcalfe: 'I’m a heterosexual . . . keep your hands to yourself'

    12/06/2017 4:46:52 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 5, 2017 | ANGELA COULOUMBIS AND LIZ NAVRATIL
    HARRISBURG — Conservative state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe wants everyone to know that he’s heterosexual, has a wife, and doesn’t want to be touched — at least not by a male colleague. The Republican from Butler County made that clear Tuesday during a meeting of the House committee he chairs. Mr. Metcalfe’s comments, captured on video, came after the committee’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Matt Bradford of Montgomery County, was trying to make a point about a bill having to do with land use and, for a split second, put his hand on Mr. Metcalfe’s left forearm. The two were seated side...
  • Wendy's says it fired employee after worker allegedly refused to serve police officer

    12/05/2017 7:36:54 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 33 replies
    WPXI ^ | Dec. 4, 2017 | uncredited
    Wendy's said it fired an employee at the restaurant in Kennedy Township because the worker allegedly refused to serve a police officer. People started tweeting Wendy's a copy of a Facebook post from Emma Lynn. She claimed she went into Wendy’s in full uniform and that the cashier said, "I'm not taking that order." Wendy's replied to one of those tweets saying "this employee's actions do not reflect our company's values and they have since been terminated."
  • Eating meat perpetuates ‘hegemonic masculinity,’ prof says

    12/04/2017 9:54:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 104 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 4, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    A Pennsylvania State University sociology professor recently argued that eating meat perpetuates “hegemonic masculinity” and “gender hegemony.” In the most recent issue of the Journal of Feminist Geography, professor Anne DeLessio-Parson argues that “hegemonic masculinity implies an imperative to eat meat” and that this helps reify other power hierarchies as well.
  • We the People Pledge to Fight Climate Change

    12/04/2017 6:26:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 4, 2017 | By LAURENCE TUBIANA
    President Trump’s declaration on June 1, 2017, that he was withdrawing the United States from the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change, which I helped to design, was framed as a call to nationalism, saying he was “elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” But 75 percent of Pittsburghers voted for Hillary Clinton, who was in favor of the agreement, and since then the mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris have together endorsed the Paris agreement, in the joint goal of building a cleaner, safer world. Many regions still face pressing issues around decarbonization of power and industry. Europe...
  • Justice, Progressive American Style. Or the Law of Unintended Consequences

    12/04/2017 4:42:37 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-4-17 | MOTUS
    Latest American Justice report from the lunatic fringe of the Left:Cindy Bass is currently a Philadelphia City Council woman.** But with a track record of sponsoring legislation that shifts the power balance  back into the hands of the crooks and thugs , she’s definitely future Congressional material. Of course her current proposal which requires liquor stores to take down the bullet proof glass that protects-clerks from gun-wielding marauders, was drafted with the best possible intentions. Unintended consequences - in this case more dead clerks – never enters their field of vision when they’re crafting do-gooder regulation for others to live...
  • GOP tax reform Plan will devastate York County charities

    12/04/2017 4:48:03 AM PST · by lightman · 83 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | Dec 1 A.D. 2017 | Robert J. Woods
    <p>If the tax reform proposal passed by the House of Representatives last week becomes law, 95% of current donors to nonprofit organizations, churches, and colleges will no longer be able to claim a tax deduction for their contribution. The bill passed by the House increases the standard deduction for individuals and families and will drastically reduce the number of tax filers who itemize.</p>