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  • DOJ says surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Page lacked evidence

    01/23/2020 12:41:01 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 23,2020 | John Kruze
    The Justice Department has concluded that the evidence underlying multiple warrants authorizing the surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page failed to show Page was a foreign agent, as the law requires. The department delivered its conclusion in a December letter to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), the secretive federal body that approved the department’s four surveillance applications of the Trump aide. A Justice Department assessment found that in at least two applications "there was insufficient predication to establish probable cause to believe that Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power," states a FISC court...
  • At least 15 Kentucky horses found shot to death at strip mine site

    12/18/2019 4:10:02 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 48 replies
    At least 15 roaming horses were fatally shot at a Kentucky strip mine site, authorities said, describing it as a "battlefield for just horses." The horses were found along U.S. 23 near the Floyd-Pike County line, WYMT-TV reported Tuesday. Some were as young as a year and others were pregnant, authorities said. “This is very inhumane and it's a very cruel act of somebody who just apparently had nothing else to do or whatever just to go back on a strip job and shoot down horses who were, one of them obviously was feeding, had grass in its mouth,” Floyd...
  • Judge Rules Against Conscientious Objectors to Abortion [semi-satire]

    11/10/2019 9:34:51 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Nov 2019 | John Semmens
    President Trump’s restoration of an Executive Order from the Bush Administration that allowed individuals to refuse to participate in performing abortions was voided by Manhattan U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer this week. In his 147-page decision, the Judge found that “there is no legal foundation for a person to refuse to obey a state law mandating participation in an abortion procedure. If a state requires a licensed medical practitioner to perform an abortion or to assist in its performance there is no ‘right of conscience’ escape clause.” Engelmayer rejected assertions that a patient in the 26 states that have laws...
  • Russia Became a Communist Hellhole Because of This Man

    11/07/2019 4:27:24 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 6, 2019 | Richard Lim
    To understand communism, it’s important to look at the man who was the first to institute a government dedicated to Karl Marx’s ideals: Vladimir Lenin. When I was in college, I recall a conversation with several classmates who joked about throwing a get-together and naming it “The Communist Party.” They mocked the idea that anyone would fear this supposedly well-meaning ideology. I wonder if they would have been laughing if they were in the presence of gulag survivors. This Nov. 7 marks the 102nd anniversary of Lenin’s rise to power in Russia, and Nov. 9 will mark the 30th anniversary...
  • "Encouragement for St. Timidity" (Sermon on 2 Timothy 1:1-14)

    10/05/2019 5:29:08 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies ^ | October 6, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Encouragement for St. Timidity” (2 Timothy 1:1-14) Fear, or timidity, can paralyze a person and render him ineffective. This is true when it comes to our life as Christians. We live in a hostile world. We’re in enemy territory. The world is not friendly to the Christian faith. Where will we find the courage we need to be faithful Christians? Faithful Christians are those not ashamed of the gospel, nor afraid of suffering for it. Not ashamed, not afraid. The alternative is that we turn into tame and timid “people-pleasers.” St. Paul addresses this issue when he writes to Timothy...
  • The US sent bomb-sniffing dogs to Jordan. Now they're dying from poor treatment

    09/16/2019 11:51:21 AM PDT · by libstripper · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 16, 2019 | Jessie Yeung
    Bomb-sniffing dogs sent from the United States to its Middle Eastern ally Jordan are falling ill and dying due to poor treatment and negligence, a federal investigation has found. A year-long evaluation by inspectors at the State Department found that at least 10 such dogs in Jordan died between 2008 and 2016 from medical problems. Even those who survive are suffering from "unhealthy conditions," such as inadequate kennels, poor sanitation, and overwork. Photos in the report, published last week, show emaciated dogs with ribs protruding from their sides. Their nails are overgrown, and their ears are home to ticks so...
  • Goats, sheep and cows are slaughtered as Muslims mark festival of Eid around the world

    08/12/2019 7:37:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2019 | Bridie Pearson-Jones
    Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide marking the end of the annual pilgrimage or Hajj to the Saudi holy city of Mecca. Across the world men, women and children prayed and sacrificed animals as part of the celebrations. Eid al-Adha is the holiest of the two Muslims holidays celebrated each year. Photos from Pakistan show men in the street slaughtering goats, camels, cows and sheep as of the festivities. As many as 10 million animals worth up to $3 billion are sacrificed during the festival, the...
  • The Biggest Undercover Dairy Investigation in History – Fair Oaks Farms and Coca Cola…

    06/08/2019 5:10:56 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 69 replies ^ | 6/7/19 | Kane
    Fair Oaks Farms Apologizes After Video Surfaces Of Workers Abusing Calves; 4 Employees Fired CHICAGO (CBS) — The owners of an Indiana dairy farm are apologizing after undercover video released by an animal rights group showed workers kicking, beating and throwing around newborn calves. The video was filmed at Fair Oaks Farms, a popular destination for school field trips and tourists about 75 miles southeast of Chicago. The video was filmed by a member of Animal Recovery Mission, which had an undercover investigator get a job at Fair Oaks Farms from August to November of last year in order to...
  • Calling All Religious (Not Just Muslim) Leaders

    04/09/2019 12:30:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Alt Muslima ^ | April 7, 2019 | Maryum Saifee
    Jennifer, a member of the evangelical community in Kentucky, shared her testimonial as a survivor of Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) earlier this week. Jennifer is a white, Christian, American – not the usual face of an issue that is often framed as a faraway cultural practice restricted to rural villages in sub-Saharan Africa. When I read Jennifer’s story about how her Christian mother subjected her to FGM to protect her purity and chastity, I had flashbacks to when I had been in the same position. I was visiting an aunt in India over the summer when I was seven years old....
  • Chelsea Clinton: Trump Presidency Always Reaching ‘New Levels of Cruelty’

    04/09/2019 6:17:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/09/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Chelsea Clinton criticized President Donald Trump’s immigration and conservation policies Monday, saying the administration has consistently hit “new levels of cruelty” during a Late Night with Seth Meyers interview.
  • Man accused of abandoning pet fish faces animal cruelty charges

    04/05/2019 10:21:58 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 41 replies
    WECT Channel 6 News ^ | April 3, 2019 | Clint Bullock and Chelsea Donovan
    NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A New Hanover County man was arrested on animal cruelty charges after he allegedly failed to provide fresh water and food to his pet fish and abandoned it after he was evicted from his home last month. Michael Ray Hinson, 53, was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with three counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals and one count of abandonment of an animal. He was given a $4,000 unsecured bond and later released from jail. When deputies seized the fish, it appeared to be malnourished and suffering from hole in the head...
  • Suggestions for a Conservative Script To Deliver To Girls Scouts Who Are Selling Cookies

    03/10/2019 10:58:01 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 133 replies
    Every time I pass the little girls in the grocery store, dressed in their uniforms selling Girl Scout Cookies, helicopter moms hovering behind them...........I have the urge to tell them that because of the corrupt relationship that exists between GS and PP, I won't be buying their cookies. And, to tell them that PP sells live baby body parts for lots of money....and further to tell them to look it up for themselves....and to close with 'don't believe anything your parents and teachers tell you' 'think and find out for your selves'......It then occurred to me that if we had...
  • Transgender Activist Accused of Burning Down Own Home, Killing 5 Pets in Hate Hoax Crime

    02/25/2019 11:14:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies ^ | February 25, 2019 | Cristina Laila by Cristina Laila
    Another day, another left-wing hate hoax crime. Michigan – Nikki Joly, a biological woman who transitioned into a man, is accused of burning down ‘his’ own home, killing 5 pets in a hate hoax crime. Joly’s home burned down in 2017 and the FBI investigated it as a hate crime because Joly was a transgender man and gay rights activist in a conservative town and reportedly received threats over ‘his’ activism. It turns out Nikki Joly was frustrated that the ‘Jackson Pride Parade’ and festival held just days before the home was set ablaze, hadn’t received more attention or protests....
  • Wag! dog walker charged with animal cruelty; customers concerned about industry background checks

    01/14/2019 2:44:29 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 15 replies ^ | 1/9/19 | KTVU Staff
    A Danville couple is questioning the vetting process of walkers hired through a popular dog-walking app after home video appears to capture a man kicking and whipping their family pet. What makes them worry even more is that the on-demand dog-walking service, Wag!, only conducts background checks on applicants once before they are hired and does not do continuous checks. The dog-walking app has no relation to Wag Hotels.
  • This Toys for Tots program desperately needs donations; the reason will make your blood boil

    12/09/2018 8:42:12 AM PST · by LibertUny · 27 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | 12/8/2018 | Ben Bowles
    The Christmas season is a time for giving. Unfortunately for some, it is also a time for taking. The marginal human beings who boosted the contents from locked storage containers in the parking lot of the Greater Bridgeport Christian Fellowship Church would fit into the latter category. What the thieves made off makes the crime even more reprehensible: It was $80,000 worth of toys earmarked for needy children.
  • Man faces felony charges after allegedly shooting, killing cat

    11/21/2018 6:17:14 AM PST · by bgill · 66 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Nov. 20, 2018 | Gerald Tracy
    An affidavit we obtained describes the day a man on the Northeast side shot and killed a cat on an apartment balcony. A witness provided a statement of the event, accusing Donald Martin, 77, of animal cruelty. The statement says the witness saw the cat eating out of a bowl on the morning of Nov. 12 before hearing a loud noise. After the witness looked up, she saw Martin holding something in his hand as the cat seized up. Animal Care Services investigators said he shot at a group of cats, which residents at the complex typically help caring for......
  • Woman Arrested for Saving Dogs & Cats [semi-satire]

    10/03/2018 10:34:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    In North Carolina, Tammie Hedges rescued 27 dogs and cats from drowning when Hurricane Florence hit the state. She provided shelter, food, and medicine to animals fleeing the flooding. After the storm ended she turned the rescued animals over to government authorities who promptly arrested her for “operating a shelter without a license.” She is currently out of jail on a $10,000 bond. North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services spokesman, Henry Hoseman explained that “Ms. Hedges lacked the proper credentials to undertake the actions she took. She may have felt that she was doing the right thing, but...
  • Amite family kept autistic woman caged, forced her to eat her mother's ashes: federal court records

    07/27/2018 12:22:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 30 replies ^ | 7/26/18 | Laura McKnight
    Five members of an Amite family were accused in federal court Thursday (July 26) of kidnapping and holding a 22-year-old autistic relative captive for roughly 10 months, padlocked in a shed and then in a makeshift backyard cage, and subjecting her to a range of humiliations and abuse that included shooting her with a BB gun, covering her with the contents of the family's septic tank and forcing her to eat her recently deceased mother's cremated remains from a cereal bowl. The family, often at the direction of 42-year-old matriarch Raylaine Knope, also withheld the victim's Social Security benefits and...
  • Ending taxpayer-funded kitty cruelty

    05/24/2018 9:45:44 AM PDT · by TBP · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) breeds 100 kittens per year so they can be fed toxoplasma-infected raw meat, and scientists can collect parasites from their feces to use in experiments. The kittens, only 3 months old, are then killed and incinerated. Keep in mind, after the USDA has collected the parasites, the kittens are healthy and could easily be adopted out to the public. But that’s not how the USDA works. This program has been receiving tax money since 1970 — currently $650,000 a year — and has been based in Maryland since 1982. It’s much closer to home...
  • An Idaho Science Teacher Allegedly Fed a Puppy to a Snapping Turtle in Front of Students

    03/12/2018 11:23:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 76 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | March 12, 2018 | Tom McKay
    According to a Monday report in East Idaho News, longtime Preston Junior High School science teacher Robert Crosland is in trouble over what Preston School District 201 Superintendent Marc Gee says is a “regrettable circumstance involving some of the biological specimens” for use in Crosland’s classes. The regrettable circumstance was, uh, apparently feeding a puppy to a snapping turtle while students watched.