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  • VIDEO: 'Don't Hit Her' *THUNK* Oops - Cop Runs Into Suspect During Pursuit

    05/27/2018 3:49:55 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    BlueLivesMatter ^ | 27 May 2018 | OfficerBlue
    Tulsa, OK - Dashcam and bodycam captured the moment a Tulsa police officer accidentally ran over a suspect he was pursuing (video at link.) The incident started at around 3 p.m. May 5 in the 2800 block of South Memorial Drive, according to Tulsa World. A police officer spotted 31-year-old Kayla Shelton driving a stolen pickup. When they attempted to stop her, she fled in the vehicle reaching speeds up to 100 MPH, according to Daily Mail. During the pursuit, Shelton ditched the vehicle and started running on foot. As Shelton attempted to flee across East 21st Street, one...
  • Tourists complain as Sweden becomes more cash-free

    05/27/2018 3:14:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 27 May 2018 10:21 CEST+02:00 | TT/The Local
    As Sweden moves ever closer to a cashless economy, tourists are starting to complain, according to state promotion agency Visit Sweden.Ewa Lagerqvist, the agency’s chief executive, told Sweden’s TT newswire that Germans, who frequently use cash at home, expect to be able to do so in Sweden as well. “The Germans want to avoid the charges which banks take out on card payments, but they also cite deep-rooted privacy concerns when they consider why they want to be able to use cash,” she said. “For the Brits, it’s more purely the bank charges which annoy them.” Tourists also complain that...
  • No anthem? No problem -- Ballgame crowd sings it anyway

    05/27/2018 2:33:09 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/27/18 | Amy Lieu
    What happens when the national anthem isn't played before a ballgame? In Fresno, Calif., first the crowd boos, then it takes it upon themselves to sing it anyway -- a cappella. In a show of patriotism before Memorial Day, the crowd at a high school softball championship game at Fresno State's Margie Wright Diamond on Friday night launched into their own rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" after it was announced that the song wouldn't be played because it had already been played before an earlier game. “Honestly, I was shocked (when) the announcer stated, ‘There will be no anthem, let’s...
  • Government to lift legal obstacles to registering gender change [Switzerland]

    05/27/2018 12:58:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 25 May 2018 08:35 CEST+02:00
    Transgender people should be able to change their first name and gender easily without bureaucracy getting in the way, the Swiss government believes. On Thursday, it announced plans to modify the Swiss civil code to make such changes easier to register. It means that anyone who is convinced that the gender they have been assigned in the civil register is not the right one for them should be able to change both gender and first names by means of a simple declaration. No medical examination will be required for changes to the register. Under the plans — which are now...
  • A Nightmare that Could Have Been

    05/27/2018 8:23:07 AM PDT · by Nicojones · 13 replies
    To put the roller-coaster presidency of Donald Trump in perspective, it helps on occasion to imagine that Hillary Clinton won the election. My experience is that the exercise leads to greater appreciation of the president we have, warts and all. Start with Clinton herself. She has spent the last 18 months in a perpetual snit. “No, I’m not over it,” she confessed while turning Yale’s commencement into a self-pity party. Anyone who has dealt with her knows the “I’m a victim” schtick didn’t start with November of 2016, and would not have ended if she won. She’s been a blamer...
  • The Wall

    05/27/2018 5:40:32 AM PDT · by knarf · 9 replies
  • Renters, don't falsify your pit bull as a 'service animal' in Oklahoma

    05/27/2018 12:40:34 AM PDT · by Norski · 28 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | May 26, 2018 | Richard Mize
    Paid-for "certification" of service animals — bought online or anywhere else — never passed the smell test, and now it doesn't pass the legal test in Oklahoma. Deanna Fields, executive director of the Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma, brought a new law to my attention after I'd reported difficulties surrounding service animals, federal fair housing law and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Gov. Mary Fallin signed H.B. 3282 May 1. It goes into effect Nov. 1. The law, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, and Sen. Kim David, R-Porter, has received no media attention, despite recent violent dog attacks and...
  • “Reparations Happy Hour” Is The New Trend

    05/26/2018 10:49:13 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 26 May, 2018 | Brock Simmons
    Are you a guilty, rich white liberal with a kush government job getting paid to shuffle around papers in some useless bureau for $90,000 a year and harbors internalized racism? Well now you can absolve your white guilt with the new Reparations Happy Hour. That’s right, the aforementioned guilty white liberals can show up to a bar in Portland, Oregon and give away free money to black folks so they can booze it up. I’m sure these white liberals feel a lot better about themselves with that burden of whiteness off their shoulders now.
  • They like a Quarter Pounder without cheese. So they're suing McDonald's for $5 million

    05/26/2018 8:04:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 104 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 22, 2018 | Howard Cohen
    Two South Florida McDonald's customers think the fast-food giant is being awfully cheesy with how it charges customers for a signature item that has been on its menu since 1975. According to a class-action lawsuit filed in Fort Lauderdale federal court on May 8, Cynthia Kissner, of Broward County, and Leonard Werner, of Miami-Dade, say they have had to pay for cheese they don't want on their Quarter Pounder sandwiches. The suit asks for at least $5 million. It comes down to this: On the menu, a hamburger at Micky D's is cheaper than a cheeseburger. According to the lawsuit,...
  • Transgender people encouraged to become priests in Church of England diversity drive

    05/26/2018 6:31:06 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    Telegraph ^ | May 26, 2018 | Olivia Rudgard
    Transgender people are being encouraged to become Church of England vicars as bishops launch a diversity drive. Bishops in the diocese of Lichfield have issued new guidance to parishioners and clergy reminding them that LGBT people "can be called to roles of leadership and service in the local church". The guidance, titled "welcoming and honouring LGBT+ people", warns that the church's reputation as being unwelcoming towards gay and transgender people is stopping young people attending. "We very much hope that they, like everyone else, feel encouraged to serve on PCCs, or as churchwardens and worship leaders, for instance, and are...
  • Austin man indicted in 1979 cold case murder of newlywed Debra Reiding

    05/26/2018 2:24:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies
    https://www.mystatesman.com/ ^ | 5/25/18 | Ryan Autullo and Katie Hall
    Debra Reiding was an 18-year-old newlywed when her husband discovered her remains in their South Austin home. An Austin man was indicted Thursday in the 1979 cold case murder of Debra Reiding, Austin police officials said. Michael Anthony Galvan, 64, faces one count each of capital murder and murder after investigators linked him to Reiding’s death through DNA evidence. He was arrested Thursday and was still in the Travis County Jail in lieu of bail set at $750,000 on Friday afternoon. Galvan has worked and lived in Austin since Reiding’s killing, police said. He was a suspect in 1979, but...
  • Driving Up Wages - Women and Uber

    05/26/2018 1:28:41 PM PDT · by PGR88 · 16 replies
    University of Chicago Magazine ^ | spring 2081 | Susie Allen
    When a passenger requests a pickup from a ride-share service, the app pings a nearby driver, who can accept or decline the trip. All drivers in a market charge the same rate: in Chicago last year, the base fare for UberX was $1.70, plus $.20 per minute and $.95 per mile. It’s a transparent system that seems perfectly designed to eliminate disparities in how much male and female drivers can earn—right? Not quite, according to research coauthored by John List, the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, and collaborators at Stanford and Uber.
  • Tell me what you get when you say: "Hey Google, play some patriotic music"

    05/26/2018 1:15:06 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 57 replies
    26 MAY 18 | self
    How frustrating. I asked google home (gift from brother) to "Hey google, play some patriotic music". What I got was a bunch of condescending bluegrass crap. No battle hymn of the republic, no star spangled banner, no lee greenwood, no armed forces western.....just a bunch of crap that only the CA libtards actually think is patriotic music.
  • Still Dying On The Inside: The Case For Ending Imprisonment Of Women

    05/26/2018 12:00:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Mat 22, 2018 | Deborah Coles
    This month marks ten years since the death of Pauline Campbell. Pauline became a formidable campaigner exposing the harm inflicted on women within the prison system. This followed the death of her 18-year-old daughter in Styal prison in 2003. It was campaigning by Pauline Campbell, bereaved families and Inquest around the sharp rise in deaths across the women’s estate, and in particular deaths at Styal in the early 2000s, that persuaded the then Labour government to commission Baroness Jean Corston to conduct an independent review of women in the criminal justice system. Corston’s ground-breaking report, published in March 2007, offered...
  • Live feed of Tommy Robinson protest

    05/26/2018 9:50:00 AM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 61 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/26/2018 | Opinionated European
    Live feed to the "free Tommy Robinson" protest. Tommy will probably be murdered if he's left in jail.
  • Baby dies after mom was killed in alleged street race crash

    05/26/2018 9:36:50 AM PDT · by BBell · 38 replies
    https://nypost.com/ ^ | 5/25/18 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A 21-month-old girl whose mother was killed while crossing a boulevard in Florida during an illegal street race has died, police said. The girl, Lillia Raubenolt, was being pushed in a stroller by her mother, Jessica Raubenolt, of Jeromesville, Ohio, across Bayshore Boulevard near West Knights Avenue in Tampa early Wednesday when they were mowed down by a black Ford Mustang that police said had been racing side by side on the roadway against a gold Nissan.Witnesses told the Tampa Bay Times the two cars reached speeds as high as 60 mph, but investigators were unable to confirm that. Other...
  • Austria’s Populist Vice-Chancellor Slams EU Border Agency as ‘People-Trafficking Organisation’

    05/26/2018 8:48:50 AM PDT · by BBell · 1 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 5/26/18 | Chris Tomlinson
    Austrian vice-chancellor and leader of the populist Freedom Party (FPÖ) Heinz-Christian Strache slammed the European Union border agency Frontex, labelling it a “people-trafficking organisation”. Vice-chancellor Strache, who has been consistently outspoken against mass migration, made the comments following a meeting in Brussels in his role as Austrian Minister for Sport, slamming Frontex and saying the agency was “anything but a border guard”, Kronen Zeitung reports. Strache spoke specifically about the rescue operations taking place in the Mediterranean in which migrants are often picked up only a few miles off the coast of Libya and other North African countries. and brought...
  • Fox Business' Lou Dobbs: Trey Gowdy a 'phony' who has 'never done anything'

    05/26/2018 7:46:57 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 50 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | May 26, 2018 08:43 AM | Daniel Chaitin
    Some harsh words about Trey Gowdy. “Think about it. He was in charge of Benghazi, he was in charge of various committees and investigations. But what did he do? Nothing. He’s never done anything!" he said while speaking to Tom Shillue on his eponymous show on Fox Radio.... “No indictments, no charges, no revelations, no — nothing has ever happened except he gets to have some terrific moments as I think he did with Hillary Clinton. Where after 11 hours he just let her talk endlessly and never laid a glove on her. It was an amazing performance," he added,...
  • "1. I think I may have discovered what the DOJ & FBI are desperately trying to hide."

    05/25/2018 6:01:37 PM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 117 replies
    REX @_VachelLindsay_ ^ | May 24, 2018 | REX @_VachelLindsay_
    An American POTUS can LEGALLY authorize electronic surveillance 'without a court order...to acquire foreign intelligence information for periods of up to one year’. Yes, it's true. Obama had legal authorization to by-pass the normal court vetting process. 4. Such power lies in 50 U.S. Code § 1802 -
  • Keith Olbermann, twice fired by ESPN, lands new 'expanded role' with network

    05/25/2018 2:02:45 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/25/18 | by Christian Datoc
    Keith Olbermann is coming back to ESPN's airwaves. The outspoken sports and politics commentator has been granted an "expanded role" with the Disney-owned sports broadcasting giant, a Friday report from New York Post claims. "Since we started this, my sixth separate tenure with ESPN, in January, I’ve found the variety of assignments to be the most fun and energizing of all my stints,” he said in a statement on his new gig. “Adding stuff, like being a rookie 59-year-old play-by-play guy, plus the Rip Van Winkle of SportsCenter, only adds to the smorgasbord. Can’t wait, and at my age, I...