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  • Woman tries to pry open mountain lion’s jaws to save her dog

    12/11/2019 5:25:15 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 65 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel / AP ^ | December 5, 2019 | Anonymous
    <p>A Southern California woman punched a mountain lion Thursday and tried to pry its jaws open to save her dog from an attack in her backyard, officials said.</p> <p>The unidentified woman suffered a minor cut after the mountain lion attacked her miniature Schnauzer in the city of Simi Valley near Los Angeles, police Sgt. Keith Eisenhour told KNBC-TV.</p>
  • Could Tax Increases Speed Up the Economy? Democrats Say Yes

    12/09/2019 10:55:26 AM PST · by karpov · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2019 | Jim Tankersley
    WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Warren is leading a liberal rebellion against a long-held economic view that large tax increases slow economic growth, trying to upend Democratic policymaking in the way supply-side conservatives changed Republican orthodoxy four decades ago. Generations of economists, across much of the ideological spectrum, have long held that higher taxes reduce investment, slowing economic growth. That drag, the consensus held, would offset the benefits to growth from increased government spending in areas like education. Ms. Warren and other leading Democrats say the opposite. The senator from Massachusetts, who is a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, contends...
  • Romney says Congress must act “without any more delay” on vaping

    12/08/2019 5:21:57 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 76 replies
    KSTU ^ | December 5, 2019 | Matthew Brooks
    Sen. Romney says the Trump administration and Congress “must act without any delay” on vaping among the youth. The Utah senator seeks a ban on the flavored vaping cartridges that appeal to kids. The Centers for Disease Control says among middle and high school students who use tobacco products, 7 in 10, or 4.3 million, of them say they used flavored tobacco products in 2019. Vaping cartridges are available in flavors like mint, candy, fruit, or chocolate, the students say.
  • Tye police issue 'warning' about flesh eating bacteria associated with new batch of meth

    12/07/2019 10:30:55 AM PST · by bgill · 14 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Dec. 5, 2019 | Jamie Burch
    The Tye Police Department issued a "warning" about a new batch of meth with a possible deadly consequence. The Facebook post says its causes myonecrosis, which is a flesh eating bacteria. Chief Jay Strong said he got the idea after hearing about seven people dying from flesh eating bacteria in San Diego after injecting a bad batch of black tar heroin. "If you have recently purchased methamphetamine, please come by (Tye police headquarters) and we will test it," said Strong.
  • Presidential Misconduct: Some Historical Perspective

    12/06/2019 5:12:05 AM PST · by karpov · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | December 5, 2019 | David Harsanyi
    This week, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee trotted out a trio of dispassionate legal experts to explain why the impeachment of Donald Trump was justified. ... Once Gerhardt argued that Trump’s conduct was “worse than the misconduct of any prior president,” we no longer had any intellectual obligation to take him seriously on the topic. ... ... In 1942, the president of the United States signed an executive order that allowed him to unilaterally intern around 120,000 Americans citizens of Japanese descent. Not only was the policy deliberately racist, it amounted to a full-bore attack on about half the...
  • Illinois's No Salary History + Equal Pay

    10/11/2019 3:14:56 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 21 replies
    Illinois work net ^ | 10/9/2019 | Mike Madigan
    Illinois's new No Salary History law went into effect on September 29th, which means that employers will no longer be allowed to ask job applicants for past wages during the hiring process. It's a huge victory for equal pay! The practice of using past pay to determine salary offers is a major contributing factor to the gender wage gap. We want to make sure all of Illinois knows about this win for economic justice! So Women Employed has created a toolkit to help job applicants understand their rights, employers understand their responsibilities, and advocates spread the word. As a valued...
  • 'It feels like nowhere is safe': St. Louis children confront a wave of gun violence

    08/29/2019 8:32:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    NBC ^ | Aug. 28, 2019 | Anita Hassan
    Mason Wilson learned through some school friends about the July 19 shooting at a house in central St. Louis, not far from where his grandmother lives. It wasn’t the first shooting Mason, 9, heard about this year, but it was the one he thought about the most. The boy who was killed, 10-year-old Eddie Hill IV, had been standing on the porch with his father at about 8:30 p.m. when shots were fired from a passing SUV. Eddie, who was so smart, relatives told reporters, that he’d skipped a grade, was hit in the chest.
  • This is why you see a large number of crashes on Interstate 75 in Kentucky

    08/07/2019 9:41:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    WKYT ^ | August 5, 2019 | Chelsea Jones
    MT. VERNON, Ky. (WKYT) - There are more crashes on Interstate 75 than any other highway in Kentucky, and the number has increased significantly since 2010. Major work is being done on a stretch of the interstate highway to make it six lanes, especially in Rockcastle County. You will see orange cones and heavy machinery when you are driving in the area. "They're blasting all the time. Traffic is slowing. You got barrels, construction, vehicles coming in and out of locations. It's a dangerous stretch of road right now," Kentucky State Police Trooper Scottie Pennington said. Statistics back that claim...
  • U.S. in Top 10 of most dangerous countries for women

    07/25/2019 3:22:50 PM PDT · by grayboots · 70 replies
    Big Think ^ | 7/25/2019 | FRANK JACOBS
    The worst countries in the world to be a woman? Places torn apart by war, or societies stifled by centuries of male patriarchy, a recent survey by the Thomson Reuters Foundation shows. So which category does the United States fall into? Because the US made 10th place – the only western country on the list. Conducted online, by phone and in person between March 26th and May 4th, the survey polled 548 experts on women's issues spread evenly across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. Those surveyed included academics and policymakers, healthcare staff and ngo workers, aid and development...
  • Antifa are Media Supported Domestic Terrorists

    07/15/2019 4:02:41 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-15-19 | John Velisek
    Portland is a  city out of control. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is allowing Antifa to take over his town and silence dissenting voices with violence that is sanctioned by Wheeler and the police standing down. This is not the first time this has occurred. In June of 2018, the ICE office in Portland was surrounded by protesters refusing to allow ICE to enforce immigration laws. Calling themselves anti-fascists, they use the same organizational mobs of white thugs dressed in black to attempt to intimidate any who disagree with them, and damage or steal property. They are no better than the...
  • 200,000 UFO Fans Plan to Storm Area 51?

    07/09/2019 11:45:46 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 37 replies
    CoasttoCoastam ^ | July 9, 2019 | Tim Binnall
    A bizarre online campaign suggesting that UFO enthusiasts storm Area 51 in search of alien secrets hidden at the infamous base has seemingly garnered the support of nearly 200,000 people. The wild idea is reportedly the brainchild of a group of online agitators who created a Facebook event titled 'Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us.' Although the proposed gathering appears to have been just a joke, the concept captured the imagination of the masses online. To date, a whopping 181,000 people have declared that they are 'attending' the event and another 200 thousand individuals have expressed interest...
  • ‘Nobel Prize in stupidity’: Holocaust survivor wants AOC out of Congress

    06/30/2019 7:00:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6-29-2019 | Doree Lewak
    There are few remaining survivors of concentration camps. Ed Mosberg is one of them. And the 93-year-old from Morris Plains, NJ, has no time for Rep. ­Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s statements last week, when she called the southern border’s migrant detention centers “concentration camps.” “She should be removed from Congress. She’s spreading anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity,” Mosberg told The Post. “The people on the border aren’t forced to be there — they go there on their own will. If someone doesn’t know the difference, either they’re playing stupid or they just don’t care.” On June 18, the Bronx/Queens politician posted a video...
  • Butterfingered perp enters Dunkin’, drops gun in front of cops

    07/01/2019 12:47:46 PM PDT · by libstripper · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 30, 2019 | Larry Celona
    A bitter surprise was in store for this butter-fingered crook. Security footage obtained by The Post on Sunday shows a man stumbling into a Coney Island Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins and dropping a gun — right in front of a trio of NYPD officers who just happened to be in the fast food restaurant.
  • Betrayal. Torture. Escape. An American Woman Inside the Islamic State

    06/27/2019 3:06:47 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    ROP ^ | JUNE 26, 2019
    Betrayal. Torture. Escape. An American Woman Inside the Islamic State Samantha Elhassani is the first American woman to face terrorism charges after spending time in ISIS territory. SHANE BAUEJUNE 26, 2019 This is an adapted excerpt from Shane Bauer’s two-part series on American involvement in Syria. Read the full article or listen to this special Mother Jones Podcast episode about this story. In the plains near the Iraq border, I pull up to a refugee camp surrounded by a chain-link fence. For the first time since I’ve been in Syria, I see women with covered faces and flowing black abayas....
  • Palestinian leaders reject Kushner's econimic plan for region

    06/23/2019 6:23:26 AM PDT · by libstripper · 48 replies
    The Hill, via MSN ^ | June 22, 2019 | Joe Bowden
    Palestinian leadership said Saturday that White House adviser Jared Kushner's proposed economic plan was a non-starter unless it came coupled with a political solution for the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Reuters reported that leaders of both the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in the West Bank and Hamas, the Islamist militant party that controls the Gaza strip, dismissed Kushner's proposal for a $50 billion plan that includes a global investment fund meant to improve economic opportunities in the Palestinian territories.
  • Pentagon Choosing ‘Pride’ Over President Trump’s Orders

    06/13/2019 5:10:22 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 38 replies ^ | June 12, 2019 | Chad Groening
    A military watchdog is calling out Pentagon officials who are defying President Donald Trump and his policy for transgenders in the armed forces. Trump reportedly caught the Pentagon off guard in 2017 when he used Twitter to announce a total ban. That announcement angered LGBT allies within the Pentagon by reversing a policy implemented in the remaining months of the LGBT-friendly Obama administration. While the Pentagon went to work to implement the commander in chief’s order, then came the lawsuits to attempt to stop the new policy. But a 2019 Supreme Court ruling lifted lower court injunctions that allowed the...
  • Meet The GOP Senator Who Wants To Eradicate Social Media Companies

    05/27/2019 11:40:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 110 replies ^ | May 27, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Social media companies, whose base of operations are on the Left Coast and operated by staff who are almost universally left wing, are squeezing conservatives. There have been some pretty glaring examples of bias, specifically the whole notion being accounts being suspended on Twitter for entirely arbitrary reasons. Yes, Facebook banned Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam for his long history of bigoted remarks, like calling Jewish people termites, but his account wasn’t suspended on Twitter. Oh, and even without using examples of bias, Twitter itself admits that the environment is so left wing that conservative employees cannot speak...
  • Girl Gun Fails

    06/04/2019 5:15:30 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 36 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/4/2019 | J Eastman
    Many gun magazines have their flavor of gun bunnies showcasing inside the calendars, AR girls, etc.. Here's our short list of close-call gun accidents in the hot girl gun category. Sure, real gun folks often have better videos, but the hot girls sometimes wear bikinis. These girls simply can't handle a weapon, making them probably not the safest hands for a firearm to be in. There are many gun bunny FAILs out there in the wild internet. The girls on this list probably wish they didn't have someone posting these mishaps on social media, or probably hoped that they'd be...
  • It’s Time to Promote Good Social Science on Same-Sex Parenting

    05/29/2019 7:39:51 AM PDT · by fwdude · 14 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | May 12, 2019 | Paul Sullins
    Social scientists who conduct research on the politically charged question of the wellbeing of children in the care of same-sex parents have emphatically asserted unqualified and universal support for the finding of “no differences.” In his meticulously researched new book, Professor Walter Schumm turns this scenario on its head. Through a detailed review of virtually all extant research, Schumm demonstrates decisively that contrary evidence not only exists, it is abundant and methodologically strong.
  • From Norway with Leave: What the U.S. Can Learn From Smart Leave Policies for Fathers

    05/26/2019 6:53:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | May 26, 2019 | Garrett Fahy
    By Garrett Fahy & Sara J. FahyOslo, Norway - They’re everywhere, they’re handling everything, and they’re loving it. Pushing the strollers. Carrying the kids on their shoulders. Taking the daughters to brunch. Shepherding a gaggle of excited little ones down a parade route on an unseasonably hot May 17th Norwegian Constitution Day. We’re talking about Oslo’s fathers. They’re on daddy daycare and fashionably making it look easy. But two obvious questions occur: where are the mothers? And, what is Norway doing to convince and prepare its fathers to run the kid show? On the first question, the mothers are around,...