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  • Real Life PC Principal Interrupts Ben Shapiro Speech

    12/09/2015 11:49:49 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 9, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    His name is Dean Nafarrete, associate principal of Otay Ranch High School near San Diego. I have no idea how his name is pronounced but it really doesn't matter since he seems to have doomed himself to being called "PC Principal" now and forever unto the end of time. How did he accomplish this distinction? By interrupting a speech at that school sponsored by the Young America's Foundation by Ben Shapiro. Breitbart explains how and why the school's PC Principal halted Shapiro's speech at the 44 second mark in the video belowto dismiss the students to keep them from hearing...
  • Possible active shooter reported at California Naval Medical Center

    01/26/2016 8:52:58 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 14 replies
    katv.com ^ | January 26th 2016
    WASHINGTON (SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP) — A possible active shooter was reported in a building at the Naval Medical Center San Diego Tuesday, according to a post on the medical center's official Facebook page.
  • Active Shooter Reported at Naval Medical Center San Diego

    01/26/2016 8:57:14 AM PST · by Pelham · 43 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 26, 2016, | Ashley Soley-Cerro,
    An active shooter was reported at Navy Medical Center San Diego Tuesday morning, the organization stated on social media. The shooter was “just reported” in building No. 26, located at 34800 Bob Wilson Dr., the center said on Facebook just after 8 a.m. “All occupants are advised to run, hide or fight,” the post warned. Non-emergency personnel were asked to stay away from the compound. Additional information was not immediately known. The facility has a staff of more than 6,500 military and civilian personnel, and aims to provide medical care to military service members, their families, and those who served...
  • Penalties grow for not getting insurance (IRS has collected $1.5 billion in Commiecare fines)

    01/14/2016 2:38:31 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 1/13/16 | Paul Sisson
    With less than three weeks of open enrollment left, Covered California is working to highlight increased penalties for not having health insurance this year. Since its individual coverage requirement took effect in 2014, Obamacare has doled out increasingly expensive fines to people who do not purchase coverage through health exchanges or obtain insurance from an employer or a government program such as Medicare. This year brings the highest penalty yet, Peter Lee, Covered California's executive director, said during a news conference Wednesday. "This is real money going straight to the IRS, where the consumer gets nothing in return," Lee said.
  • It's Official: The Rams Are Going to L.A.

    01/12/2016 11:24:05 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 85 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | 01/12/2016 | Sarah Fenske
    It's over. The NFL owners voted tonight to allow Stan Kroenke to move the Rams to Los Angeles, ending the team‘s 21-year run in St. Louis. The owners also agreed to let the San Diego Chargers explore a move to the same facility, in suburban Inglewood, which is south of L.A. The Rams will be gone in time for next year's season.
  • Pentagon: 2 US Navy boats held by Iran but will be returned

    01/12/2016 1:10:00 PM PST · by Crazieman · 154 replies
    Associated Depressed ^ | 1/12/2016 | Lolita Baldor
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says it briefly lost contact with two small Navy craft in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday but has received assurances from Iran that the crew and vessels will be returned safely and promptly. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook tells The Associated Press that the boats were moving between Kuwait and Bahrain when the US lost contact with them. Cook says, "We have been in contact with Iran and have received assurances that the crew and the vessels will be returned promptly."
  • Israel brings water to feckless California

    01/11/2016 10:02:00 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/11/2016 | Karin McQuillan
    California has put the green lobby elite ahead of the normal human need for water, building no new reservoirs in decades and diverting the water of the Central Valley to flow to sea in order to protect a locally endangered smelt. Now an Israeli company is coming to the rescue of San Diego County, soon to be providing 10% of their water and creating 2,500 jobs through state-of-the-art reverse-osmosis technology. IDE Technologies dedicated the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere on Monday ..quenching the thirst of roughly 10 percent of San Diego County... The plant, which will be operated...
  • CNN Anti Gun Op Ed Calls For MARTIAL LAW, Obama To Go Full Dictator

    01/10/2016 10:36:33 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 99 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7JAN2016 | Aleister
    Elliot Fineman, of the National Gun Victims Action Council, has penned an op ed on CNN.com calling for Obama to declare a "National State of Emergency for the Gun Violence Epidemic." He says this needs to "include universal REAL backgrounds checks, suspending the gun industry's immunity from lawsuits, monitoring ammunition sales and banning those on the terror watch list from buying guns." Fineman goes on to say: It is clear why a National State of Emergency scares the gun lobby and pro-gun lawmakers - it would neutralize them. My organization is encouraging a petition. As we tune in to CNN's...
  • How one firefighter made $210K in OT

    01/10/2016 8:38:58 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    san diego union tribune ^ | 9 Jan 2016 | Lauryn Schroeder 9 Jan 2016
    One San Diego firefighter was paid $210,500 in overtime alone in 2014, according to newly released figures about local government payrolls. "It's a little extra bonus for the guys,"
  • Peaches The Elephant Has Died In Chicago

    01/22/2005 3:00:35 PM PST · by Scenic Sounds · 29 replies · 843+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | January 22, 2005 | By Craig Gustafson
    SAN PASQUAL VALLEY For 50 years she called San Diego County home. That's why animal-welfare activists are upset that Peaches, the oldest African elephant in the country, died earlier this week at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. Activists are criticizing the San Diego Wild Animal Park for its decision to move Peaches and two other older elephants, Wankie and Tatima, to the cold-weather city in early 2003. With two of those elephants now dead, they called the move "grossly irresponsible." Peaches, 55, died of "complications due to old age," according to Lincoln Park officials. She was found lying on the...
  • Chargers, Raiders and Rams all apply for relocation to L.A.

    01/04/2016 8:08:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 99 replies
    The Chargers made it official Monday night. The AFC West franchise wants out of San Diego, its home since 1961. The Chargers, nearly seven months after breaking off negotiations with San Diego city and county officials, formally submitted relocation documents with the NFL on Monday, the first day of the league’s window for franchises to apply to move. The Rams and Raiders also applied for relocation Monday night, setting up a three-way race for no more than two spots in the Los Angeles-Orange County market that will likely be decided by a vote of the league’s owners next week in...
  • San Diego Cop Kills Man Holding Pen, Claims It Was Knife (Graphic Police Brutality)

    01/01/2016 9:59:49 AM PST · by redreno · 39 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Dec 27, 2015 | PINAC News
    San Diego police officer Browder killed a man who initially he said was unarmed. After viewing this video, he changed his story and claimed the man was holding a knife, which he wasn't.
  • Agents nab Pakistanis with terrorist connections crossing U.S. border

    12/30/2015 1:27:03 PM PST · by Mariner · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 30th, 2015 | By Stephen Dinan
    he Border Patrol nabbed two Pakistani men with ties to terrorism at the U.S.-Mexico border in September in the latest instance of illegal immigrants from so-called “special interest countries” using the southern border as a point of entry to the U.S. Muhammad Azeem and Mukhtar Ahmad, both in their 20s and from Gujrat, were caught Sept. 20 by agents south of San Diego and just over the international border from Tijuana. When agents checked their identities through databases they got hits on both of them: Mr. Ahmad popped up as an associate of a known or suspected terrorist, while Mr....
  • Texans owner: Raiders, Chargers look like favorites to move to Los Angeles

    12/16/2015 9:14:41 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 16, 2015 | December 16, 2015
    Don't be surprised if NFL moving trucks show up in Oakland and San Diego next year. According to Texans owner Bob McNair, sending those two teams to Los Angeles is slowly starting to turn into the NFL's most likely relocation scenario. All 32 NFL owners are set to meet in Houston on Jan. 12-13 with one big goal: Figure out who's moving to L.A. To make the move to Los Angeles, a team needs to get approval from 24 of the league's 32 owners, and thanks to a last ditch effort by the city of St. Louis, McNair doesn't see...
  • Public Prayer at Football Game Called 'Scandalous Outrage'

    12/12/2015 8:29:12 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 31 replies
    NBC 7 San Diego ^ | 12/5/2015 | Derek Togerson and Matt Rascon
    It's a scene football fans have seen hundreds of times, played out on countless fields: players kneeling hand in hand, united in prayer before doing battle on the gridiron. But one such scene in San Diego is sparking national debate. It unfolded Saturday before the Air Force Academy Falcons lost to the San Diego State Aztecs 27-24 in the Mountain West Conference Championship game at Qualcomm Stadium. Multiple players knelt to pray, something they do often with, at times, nearly the entire team. Mikey Winstein, president and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said Air Force players participating in...
  • Lobster rolls at eight San Diego sushi restaurants lacked a key ingredient: lobster

    12/12/2015 10:37:35 AM PST · by EveningStar · 81 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 8, 2015 | Dana Littlefield
    An investigation by the city attorney's office has led to misdemeanor convictions against eight sushi restaurants whose "lobster rolls" apparently lacked a key ingredient. Investigators bought the rolls at a sampling of restaurants and then sent them to a laboratory for DNA testing. The results revealed that less-expensive seafood, including crawfish or pollock, had been substituted for lobster.
  • A Birthing is Transpiring [Charismatic Caucus]

    12/02/2015 11:28:35 AM PST · by Jedediah
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 12-2-15 | bible,Holy Spirit
    Surrogate anointing's are transpiring right now as my spirit moves among my people and what I have birthed through one by great revelations from my waters shall begin to rise up and rain down on other. I AM releasing the voice of many waters throughout my vessels of truth dressed in my righteousness bearing the oil of intimacy trimmed in humility and grace. BY Pat Chen: Problems can occur in the process of bringing God's vision to birth as well. Whether God has called His church to birth new souls into the kingdom or to bring forth a vision or...
  • Scared Man Who Sued Over ‘Haunted House’ Loses in Court

    11/26/2015 12:38:19 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 64 replies
    SF Gate ^ | November 25, 2015 | Bob Egelko
    Scared man who sued over 'haunted house' loses in court People who go to "haunted house" attractions to be scared shouldn't be surprised when they're scared, a state court of appeals has ruled. A state appeals court has given precedent-setting status to a ruling that gave the scary mansions the same legal status as ski lodges, bumper cars and other commercial recreational facilities: They're not responsible for injuries caused by an "inherent risk" of the activity. In this case, the court said, that risk was the terror Scott Griffin experienced after leaving what he thought was the exit gate of...
  • ("BRAAIINZ!") Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Human Brains from Medical Museum

    11/26/2015 10:13:42 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ruters
    Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Human Brains from Medical Museum A 23-year-old Indiana man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to breaking into a medical museum and stealing preserved human brains and other tissue that he then sold online, authorities said. David Charles, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty to six charges including receiving stolen property, and burglary in a Marion County court where Magistrate Amy Barbar sentenced him to one year of home detention and two years of probation, county prosecutor spokesman Anthony Deer said. Charles on multiple occasions broke into the Indiana Medical History Museum to steal jars of brains and other...
  • Cross-border airport bridge opens next month

    11/22/2015 1:10:46 PM PST · by Nero Germanicus · 12 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | November 20, 2015 | Sandra Dibble
    Ticketed airline passengers crossing between San Diego and Tijuana will soon have a new option. A 390-foot pedestrian bridge linking Tijuana International Airport directly to Otay Mesa in San Diego is set to launch operations on Dec. 9. Users of the privately operated port of entry, called the Cross Border Xpress, will be charged for each crossing. Enrique Valle, chief executive officer of Otay Tijuana Ventures, builder and operator of $120 million facility, said Friday that the toll will be $15 for those who purchase tickets ahead of time on the website for the facility and $18 for those who...
  • "Mystery" Ballistic Missile Test Lights Up Sky Over California, Leads To Social Media Panic

    11/08/2015 2:33:43 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 68 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 8, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Late on Friday there was a surprising announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration according to which night-time flights to and from Los Angeles International (LAX) would avoid flying over the Pacific Ocean to the west of the airport, the second busiest in the US.(snip)...thousands of reports from Los Angeles and San Diego flooded social networks with reports of a mysterious bright light in the sky that sent Californians into panic. The San Diego Union-Tribune said police were inundated with calls "reporting everything from a flare to a comet to a nuclear bomb". The newspaper said the light was seen as...
  • Standoff with gunman stops arriving flights (SAN DIEGO)

    11/04/2015 12:40:01 PM PST · by onyx · 27 replies
    SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE ^ | November 4, 2015 (updated 11:48 PDT) | Several
    Ian Gregor with the Federal Aviation Administration said planes are not being allowed to land at Lindbergh Field because arriving planes would have to fly over the shooter’s apartment to land. Rebecca Bloomfield with the San Diego Airport Authority said that departures were not affected because they takeoff in a different direction She said anyone with a flight, or plans to pick up friends or family should call their particular airline.SWAT officers flooded the area, shutting down streets and trying to isolate the gunman. Residents were told to shelter in place.At one point the gunman was shooting east out...
  • Build a wall on the border? No thanks, says San Diego. (Darrell Issa too.)

    11/02/2015 4:19:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2015 | Liam Dillon
    While Trump and other GOP presidential candidates push for a giant wall between the United States and Mexico, San Diego is literally building a bridge. In December, an international group of developers, which includes real estate magnate Sam Zell, plans to open a pedestrian walkway that bypasses the regular U.S. border crossings and directly connects San Diego to Tijuanas international airport. Meanwhile, all five members of San Diegos congressional delegation, including stalwart Republican Reps. Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter, have successfully advocated for the $500 million in additional funds needed to expand the main border crossing. And the citys...
  • Trick or Treat: Schools Hoard Endowment Money

    10/30/2015 9:12:38 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 30, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Most colleges and universities are quick to push for expanded student aid from taxpayers but forget that age-old maxim: charity begins at home. “Last year, Yale paid about $480 million to private equity fund managers as compensation — about $137 million in annual management fees, and another $343 million in performance fees, also known as carried interest — to manage about $8 billion, one-third of Yale’s endowment,” Victor Fleischer wrote in the New York Times in August. “In contrast, of the $1 billion the endowment contributed to the university’s operating budget, only $170 million was earmarked for tuition assistance, fellowships...
  • San Diego Chargers will file for relocation to Los Angeles in January

    10/24/2015 8:02:21 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    SI ^ | Sat Oct. 24, 2015
    The San Diego Chargers will file for relocation to Los Angeles when the NFL opens the application window in January, Mark Fabiani told The Mighty 1090 AM radio show. At this point yes, because there's no sign that the other team or teams are not going to file, said Fabiani, who serves as the Chargers special counsel. Everyone assumes all three teams will file, and in that case we can't afford to lose our market in Los Angeles and Orange County.
  • Major drug tunnel found on US-Mexico border in California

    10/22/2015 5:42:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2015 7:30 PM EDT | Elliot Spagat
    Authorities seized 12 tons of marijuana and arrested 22 people after discovering one of the longest cross-border tunnels ever dug between the U.S. and Mexico, officials said Thursday. The passage connecting warehouses in San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, was about 2,400 feet long and 30 feet deep. It was lit, ventilated and equipped with a rail systemhallmarks of the most sophisticated tunnels found along the border.
  • ICE Bosses Accused of Sex Parties

    10/20/2015 9:41:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | Oct. 19, 2015 | Greg Moran
    Internal affairs investigators for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency are questioning employees in San Diego about allegations that a supervisor has been using government time to recruit workers for private sexual swinger parties at his home. The accusation of gross sexual misconduct was made in a complaint submitted to the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security earlier this year. The allegation comes amid a rising number of complaints from workers and the union about management at the office. It says that employees at the ICE Enforcement Removal Operations office in downtown San Diego have been approached...
  • ICE Probes Claims Employee Invited Co-Workers to Swinger Sex Parties

    10/20/2015 6:48:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/20/2015 | ALASTAIR JAMIESON and SHELBY HANSEN
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said Tuesday that it is investigating reports that a supervisor used government time to recruit workers for private sex swinger parties at his home. An internal misconduct investigation is looking into the claims centered on workers in San Diego, ICE spokeswoman Lauren Mack told NBC News in a statement. It follows a report by the San Diego Union Tribune that an accusation of gross sexual misconduct was made in a complaint submitted to the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security earlier this year. The newspaper said employees at the ICE Enforcement Removal...
  • NFL Acknowledges Game Clock Error in Steelers-Chargers Game

    10/13/2015 10:56:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 10/13 | HOWARD FENDRICH
    The NFL acknowledges that one of the game officials should have noticed that 18 seconds were incorrectly run off the clock late in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh's 24-20 victory at San Diego. League spokesman Michael Signora says in a statement emailed Monday that "an error by the clock operator" after a touchback allowed extra time to run off, and "it is the responsibility of the side judge to supervise the timing of the game." The statement adds: "Had the side judge or any of the other six on-field officials noticed the timing error, they could have corrected it." The...
  • President Obama's mysterious trip to San Diego

    10/09/2015 7:08:32 PM PDT · by John W · 87 replies
    www.cbs8.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Shannon Handy
    SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - President Obama is on the West coast, making appearances in Oregon, Los Angeles and San Francisco. He is expected to arrive in San Diego Saturday night. President Obama is scheduled to spend Saturday and Sunday in San Diego, but the reason for the visit remains a bit of a mystery. The White House has confirmed Air Force One will land around 8 p.m., at Miramar on Saturday with President Obama on board. There are no planned public appearances while he is in San Diego, but rumor has it, he will be staying in the Rancho...
  • SeaWorld banned from breeding killer whales in San Diego but is allowed to double the size of [tr]

    10/09/2015 6:18:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2015 | Lydia Willgress
    The California Coastal Commission has banned SeaWorld from breeding captive killer whales in San Diego. The ban is one of the conditions SeaWorld must uphold as it doubles the size of the tanks used to hold the animals at the park. Animal rights activists praised Thursday's decision, which will see 11 orcas remain at the tourist attraction.
  • Threats Prompt Lockdowns at 8 High Schools: District (San Diego CA)

    09/17/2015 11:29:33 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 13 replies
    NBC 7 - San Diego ^ | September 17 | R. Stickney & Liberty Zabala
    Phoned in threats were received at eight schools within 15 minutes, officials said. Eight high schools in San Diego received threats Thursday, prompting lock downs at all eight schools facilities and an immediate response from San Diego and district police officers.
  • Gang Of Six Aggressive Arab Passengers Force Flight To Be Locked Down, Diverted,

    It certainly appeared to have been a premeditated, pre-planned disruption of a routine flight, perhaps designed to test responses or as a larger plot to intimidate and thereby garner privileges or concessions. Its not likely that the six despicable individuals involved all just happened to find each other as members of the same Arab soccer team, although they certainly do deserve each others company. A Southwest Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago was rerouted to Amarillo late Monday, with six passengers removed and subsequently arrested on charges of interference with a flight crew and abetting. FBI special agent T....
  • Man Who Killed SDPD Officer Archie Buggs Granted Parole

    08/28/2015 5:15:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 8/28 | Andie Adams
    Jesus Cecena killed SDPD Officer Archie Buggs in 1978The man who shot and killed San Diego Police Officer Archie Buggs "execution-style" has been granted parole, according to the San Diego District Attorney's office. On Friday, the state Parole Board decided Jesus Cecena should be released after 36 years behind bar for Buggs' slaying. In 1978, Cecena was pulled over by Buggs, 30, for a traffic stop in Skyline. Cecena pulled out a gun and shot the 4-year SDPD veteran to death. Cecena was originally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 1979, but in 1982,...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin Stand With Rand Rally

    08/24/2015 6:55:48 PM PDT · by Bratch · 35 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | August 24 2015 | Sarah Palin via iizthatiiz
    Glad to see conservatives bringing the message to Alaska! Republicans are lucky to have a great group of candidates to pick from – and one of them is bringing his bold message and plan to "Defeat the Washington Machine" right to Anchorage! So many of us in Alaska share a libertarian streak, and Rand is sure to talk about that! I was proud to support Dr. Rand Paul in his first election to the U.S. Senate and would be there to welcome him to Alaska, but I’m in San Diego guest hosting "On Point" for One America News this week....
  • L.A. relocation could set up clash of titans among NFL owners

    08/21/2015 10:23:21 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 11, 2015 | Sam Farmer
    The NFL's meandering road back to the nation's second-largest market wound through Chicago on Tuesday, with team owners hearing the competing Los Angeles stadium pitches for the first time. A league that goes to great lengths to avoid pitting owner against owner revenue sharing, salary cap, and cross-ownership rules that preclude owners from fighting over the sports dollar in the same cities is now bracing for a clash of the titans. "I guess you could use the metaphor of musical chairs, and there's a bit of that going on," said Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants...
  • U.S. Navy Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

    08/20/2015 4:09:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monica Garske
    Wayne Edward Carr, of San Diegos Imperial Beach community, served 34 years in the U.S. NavyA San Diego-based U.S. Navy veteran celebrated his 100th birthday Thursday and, without a hint of hesitation, said his favorite memory of his long life will always be the day he married his wife. I was only married once, you know, centenarian Wayne Edward Carr told NBC 7 proudly, remembering his wedding day. Carr, who still has a sharp sense of humor, then joked that he got arrested on his wedding day. I was charged with theft for robbing the cradle, the Imperial Beach resident...
  • Another Major College Rape Case Has Collapsed

    08/10/2015 5:22:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/10/15 | Blake Neff
    A state court in Tennessee has ruled in favor of a student expelled for sexual assault, saying his schools procedures improperly assumed he was guilty and forced him to prove his innocence.The case of Corey Mock and Molly Morris, both students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), has attracted significant attention thanks to a lengthy profile of Morris that was published by Vice last year. Morris claims she was given a drugged drink at a party, and then was later raped by Mock while she was barely conscious and unable to consent. She complained to her school several...
  • Man Attempts Selfie with Rattlesnake

    07/27/2015 1:53:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    cbs ^ | Chris Matyszczyk |
    Recently, though, a San Diego man thought it might be an idea to take a selfie with a rattlesnake. Some might think this has all the sense of taking a boa constrictor clubbing. However, as KGTV in San Diego reported, Todd Fassler picked a rattlesnake out of the brush and thought he might memorialize the event. The snake had other ideas and bit him.....His medical expenses could be described as expensive. KGTVs Dan Haggerty tweeted Fasslers bill for $153,161.25. Of this, more than $83,000 was for pharmacy. His case reportedly depleted the antivenom supplies at two local hospitals.
  • My Debate With Paul Krugman [No Wonder He Didn't Want It Televised]

    07/16/2015 4:58:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    IBD via RCM ^ | 07/15/2015 | Stephen Moore
    Krugman is for a single-payer health care system and argues that socialist health care systems provide better health outcomes at cheaper cost around the world. My response was that third-party payer systems in education and health care are what's driving up costs and that health care premiums paid by families are rising way faster than Obama predicted. Where are the $2,500 in family savings? Medicare is apparently the glittering success story of government, yet it's running unfunded liabilities in the tens of trillions of dollars. Krugman was lamest in explaining the migration of a thousand people a day from blue...
  • Beyonce Calls for Repeal of First Amendment at Bohemian Grove Performance

    07/13/2015 11:41:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/13/15 | Mark Dice
    Media analyst Mark Dice tells beachgoers in San Diego, California that Beyonce has launched a new campaign to repeal the First Amendment in order to "help fight racism" to get people's reactions. Their blind support of this insane idea is absolutely shocking. Must see!
  • Civil War-era soldier will be buried with full military honors nearly 100 years after death

    07/06/2015 12:59:32 PM PDT · by South40 · 8 replies
    Fox News (AP) ^ | 31 MAY 2015 | Jeanette Steele
    <p>A Civil War-era soldier who received the Medal of Honor will be buried with full military honors after his ashes were discovered in an unmarked, communal crypt.</p> <p>Sgt. Charles Schroeter will be buried at Miramar National Center in July, nearly a century after he died, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.</p>
  • Mystery Solved: Woman with Amnesia Identified by Sister

    07/01/2015 3:35:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Steven Luke
    The woman who called herself "Sam" for months now knows her real nameNearly five months after showing up in a San Diego-area emergency room without any recollection of her name, age, family, or friends, a woman who calls herself Sam finally has an identity. Ashley Menatta, 53, never married and has sisters in Colorado and Maryland. She was born in Pennsylvania, lived in Flagstaff, Arizona and several years ago found her way to Southern California living in La Jolla, Vista, and Carlsbad. The womans plight captured world wide attention after our NBC 7 post went viral with a Facebook...
  • Navy dolphins discover rare old torpedo off Coronado (San Diego, CA)

    05/18/2013 12:13:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 17, 2013 | Tony Perry
    Two trained dolphins surprise Navy specialists with their find: a Howell torpedo, state-of-the-art for its day in the late 19th century. It's only the second one known to exist.SAN DIEGO In the ocean off Coronado, a Navy team has discovered a relic worthy of display in a military museum: a torpedo of the kind deployed in the late 19th century, considered a technological marvel in its day. But don't look for the primary discoverers to get a promotion or an invitation to meet the admirals at the Pentagon although they might get an extra fish for dinner or...
  • San Diego lawmaker now wants to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary School

    06/24/2015 9:53:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | 06/24/2015
    SAN DIEGO A lawmaker called Tuesday on the San Diego Unified School District to change the name of Robert E. Lee Elementary School because of the namesakes ties to the Confederacy. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, sent a letter to SDUSD Superintendent Cindy Marten that referred to the shooting deaths of the pastor and eight parishioners of a historic black church in Charleston. The school district did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the issue. The attack is being investigated as a hate crime. The 21-year-old accused gunman, who is white, had posed with a Confederate...
  • End of an era: U-T presses cease (San Diego Union-Tribune)

    06/20/2015 10:58:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | June 15, 2015 | Michele Parente
    They were a part of history, bringing the biggest news events from Watergate, to the 9/11 terror attacks and raging local wildfires to San Diegans doorsteps. And now, the presses at The San Diego Union-Tribune are themselves history, with the final print run in Mission Valley coming to a close at 1 a.m. Sunday. Starting with Mondays paper, the Union-Tribune is being printed in Los Angeles, a byproduct of the U-Ts sale last month to the Tribune Publishing Co., parent company of the Los Angeles Times.
  • Undocumented UC San Diego student waves Mexican flag at graduation, unfurls controversy

    06/19/2015 12:19:46 AM PDT · by South40 · 34 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 18 JUNE 2015 | Matthew T. Hall
    University graduates routinely show great emotion (spontaneous and sometimes scripted) as they stand in front of crowds to mark momentous occasions. Onlookers clap and cheer, hoot and holler, and then wait to see what the next student (or student body) will do. But one UC San Diego student's Mexican flag-waving exuberance has sparked a conversation that's transcended her brief moment Sunday. Indira Esparza, a 22-year-old undocumented student who moved to the U.S. when she was 2, proudly unfurled the green, white and red flag of Mexico as she walked across the stage.
  • John Lennon's Guitar, Stolen 52 Years Ago, Turns Up in San Diego

    06/10/2015 10:21:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/10 | Gene Cubbison and Andie Adams
    A San Diego man discovered the guitar he had unwittingly jammed on for the better part of 45 years once belonged to the legendary John Lennon, stolen from the Beatles in 1963. The story of the long-lost guitar began in 1962, when Lennon and George Harrison picked up two, store-ordered Gibson J-160Es in Liverpool. Lennon played his on tour for about 15 months, until it went missing after a pre-Christmas performance in London. In 1969, it landed in the hands of John McCaw, a San Diego building contractor. He told NBC 7 that a friend had unknowingly bought Lennons instrument...
  • Explosion reported in Poway (San Diego)

    06/10/2015 1:40:08 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 37 replies
    San Diego 7 News ^ | June 10, 2015 | R. Stickney
    Four people were injured when an explosion occurred at a business in Poway, San Diego Fire-Rescue officials confirmed. One NBC 7 Twitter follower who said they were a mile from the building felt the ground shake when the blast occurred at 1:16 p.m. The report came from a business called Quantum Energy Storage on Gregg Street, according to San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
  • 2 Women Shot in Bay Terraces [Southeast San Diego...shot by masked man in hoodie]

    06/09/2015 10:36:32 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 5 replies
    NBCSanDiego.com ^ | June 9, 2015
    Two women drove themselves to the hospital Tuesday after they were shot inside their vehicle in Bay Terraces...