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  • Kentucky Directorate of Coronavirus Compliance Orders Ankle Monitors For Uncooperative Citizens…

    04/05/2020 2:34:21 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 23 replies ^ | 4/4/20 | sundance
    Comrades, the state officials have judicial authority. Attempting to defy the dictates of the state will not end well as this young citizen comrade discovered. “DL” is forced by state authority to live with a coronavirus infected resident. DL, has tested negative for the virus, but now becomes a potential carrier because the state is requiring DL to remain in close proximity to the infected citizen. DL doesn’t like this and attempted to leave his confinement; he was captured by the state. A judge ordered DL to wear an ankle monitor to ensure he remains compliant to the containment order....
  • I Know From Experience This Urban Agenda Would Lift Baltimore and Other Cities

    08/06/2019 10:23:21 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 5, 2019 | Kay Coles James
    You may not like the messenger, but embedded in the recent political dust-up about the crime, poverty, and despair in Baltimore were some undeniable truths. If nothing else comes out of this latest debate, the bright light is now shining on a very inconvenient reality: Liberal policies have failed the people of Baltimore and inner cities everywhere. As the daughter of a former welfare recipient who spent my early years growing up in government housing, I know the truth of that statement more than most. For decades, politicians have repeatedly promised urban communities good jobs, good schools, and safe neighborhoods....
  • Millennials Are Waiting For The End Of Capitalism

    03/28/2018 4:42:44 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 39 replies ^ | 03-28-2018 | Michael
    Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) is a huge part of the Millennial psyche. But while that extends to everything that goes down on social media, this generation doesn’t seem to be worried about missing out on retirement funds. Millennials—or Generation Y—are today’s late teens and twenty-somethings born in the 80s and 90s, and they number some 80 million people in the United States. And because FOMO is the Millennial common denominator, the financial detours are numerous. Thanks to the meteoric rise of social media advertising, Millennials have endless options for spending money, and they account for an estimated $1.3 trillion...
  • Suspect, who recently lost his mother, had a troubled history

    02/14/2018 8:44:16 PM PST · by blueplum · 86 replies
    Sun Sentinal via msn ^ | 14 Febuary 2018 | Paula McMahon, Stephen Hobbs, Anne Geggis and Scott Travis
    PARKLAND, Fla. - The suspected gunman in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland seemed troubled and depressed in recent years and his adoptive mom died just 3 1/2 months ago, neighbors, friends and family members said... [snip]The boys were left in the care of a family friend after their adoptive mom died Nov. 1, she said... [snip]"Lynda the mom was always apologetic. She had her hands full," Shelby said. "They were very much on their own. The kids seem to roam around and come and go as they pleased," Richie Speno said. Police were called...
  • Black Fathers Matter

    08/06/2016 5:02:12 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 13 replies
    Zo Nation ^ | 8/6/16 | Larry Elder
  • The Fatherless Effect

    07/31/2016 6:26:07 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 20 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 7/31/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Over the last several months—and especially the last few weeks—much has been made of the “Ferguson effect.” The phenomenon is now so widely discussed that it has its own Wikipedia page (though I wouldn’t suggest visiting it for an explanation). St. Louis police chief Sam Dotson coined the phrase in November of 2014, but Heather MacDonald popularized it in a Wall Street Journal op-ed in 2015... Again, out-of-wedlock births in the U.S. are at historic highs, and the vast majority of black children in America are born to single mothers. And just as criminal gangs and other undesirables fill the...
  • Sheriff: Texas Teen Kills Mom, 2 Neighbors, Then Himself

    02/07/2016 7:17:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    cbs ^ | 02/07/2016
    A 19-year-old killed his mother and two neighbors before turning his gun on himself in a shooting that brought SWAT and various emergency vehicles to a rural area in Texas, authorities said Sunday. ... When officers arrived they heard another gunshot. Not knowing whether there were multiple gunmen or whether the gunman was dead, authorities surrounded the homes and began evacuating people nearby. It was during that search that they found Jacques' body. The family's dog had also been killed. Mendeke said he called in about 50 to 60 officers from different agencies as well as a Texas Department of...
  • San Diego Man May Be Latest Victim of ‘Knockout’ Game

    11/21/2013 1:51:18 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 73 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | November 21, 2013 | Greg Bledsoe and Monica Garske
    A San Diego man may be the latest victim of “knockout,” a disturbing new activity spreading across the country involving teens or young adults physically assaulting unsuspecting strangers. Victoria Hyatt says her husband was attacked in such a way by a stranger in downtown San Diego on Tuesday. As her husband waited to cross the intersection at 2nd Avenue and Ash Street, Hyatt says a man walked up beside her husband and then, out of nowhere, punched her husband in the face.
  • My week in the man desert: In some parts of Britain, 70% of children live without fathers

    07/14/2013 12:00:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 09:15 EST, 11 July 2013 | Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
    A sparkling clean canteen in a community center, where families talk quietly over their sandwiches. At the counter, a fight breaks out between five young men. The cook tries to calm the men down and asks them to leave, but it gets nastier—chairs are thrown; a knife is produced. “See them? How angry they be?” an older man sitting outside says to me. “Not one of them ever knew their fathers.” … Areas such as Ladywood, an inner-city corner of Birmingham, are utterly dominated by single-parent families. And the effects are devastating. … The area has the highest number of...
  • Study: 60 percent of Richmond families are single parent

    06/10/2013 7:05:49 AM PDT · by tgusa · 57 replies ^ | 10 June | Joe St. George
    RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — As Father’s Day approaches, children are reminded to appreciate their dads and the impact on their lives. Today dads around the city were honored a week in advance of Father’s Day. Celebrate Fatherhood 2013 was held this afternoon at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center. While these dads and their children enjoyed the moon bounce and competed in contests, an alarming amount of children in the area won’t have fathers around to celebrate the holiday. First Things First, an organization dedicated to keeping dads involved in kids’ lives, reports that 60 percent of all families in the...
  • The War Against Black Men

    04/02/2013 1:44:30 PM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | January 17, 2013 | Lee Habeeb
    Chicago’s murder statistics tell a story of young black males without fathers and at risk.The date was January 12, 2013. You probably didn’t hear about this tragedy involving guns and two teenage boys. But this was the headline in the Chicago Tribune: “Boys, 14 and 15, killed in separate shootings Friday.” You didn’t hear about it because such events aren’t news in Chicago. They’re ordinary daily occurrences. As we continue to hear calls for ever-tightening gun laws from the Obama administration, and from states such as New York, it is worth thinking about those headlines in Chicago. And in inner...
  • He died penniless, but rich with friends

    10/27/2012 5:22:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 26, 2012 | Kevin Fagan
    It was just before sunrise when Bernie Kern wheeled himself to an outdoor plaza at Laguna Honda Hospital for his usual morning cigarette. He'd been living in the hospital for five years, but four decades of homelessness before that had left him with an enduring affection for the early morning chill and quiet. The cigarette was done in a few minutes. It was his last. Kern was found peacefully slumped in his wheelchair just outside the elevator, his heart given out from the long years on the streets. That was Oct. 9. He was 90. Having long outlived every relative...
  • Young Americans, Faithless and Fatherless

    07/06/2012 8:33:43 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 15 replies ^ | July 5, 2012 | Michael Brown
    According to a recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, almost one in three Americans under the age of 30 doubt that God exists, while, in contrast, the figure for Americans over the age of 65 is less than one in ten. Could there be a connection between the fatherlessness of this younger generation and their struggles with faith? According to a theory called “the psychology of atheism,” the answer might well be yes. But first, some caveats. 1) There are many reasons why people struggle with the issue of faith, so it would be wrong to think that...
  • Russian anchor fired over middle finger - flipping the bird about U.S. President Barack Obama

    11/24/2011 1:29:39 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 63 replies · 1+ views
    upi ^ | Nov. 24, 2011
    MOSCOW, - A Russian TV station said it has dismissed a news anchor for flipping the bird while reading an item about U.S. President Barack Obama. REN TV said it dismissed anchor Tatiana Limanova after she made the obscene gesture while saying the president's name during a Nov. 14 story about the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation conference, RIA Novosti reported Thursday. However, officials with the TV station said Limanova's gesture was not aimed at Obama but rather at "editorial staff" colleagues who were attempting to distract her from off-camera. "This does not diminish her guilt and cannot be considered an...
  • Why do men stay away?

    10/23/2011 6:23:05 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 124 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Century ^ | October 20, 2011 | Thomas G. Long
    Gathered around the coffeepot in a church fellowship hall on a fall Sunday, a gaggle of men are talking with animation and passion, joking and bragging in the way of males. The topic? Football, of course. "How 'bout them Devils! D'ya see that pick six in the third quarter? Amazing! Hey, Joe, sorry about your Dawgs! Maybe you'll get 'em next week, if they don't fire your coach first!" In a few minutes, many will wander into worship, the married ones joining their wives. As the first hymn begins, some of them will stand and keep silent guard, staring mutely...
  • Baby boomers: the consciousness movement

    07/11/2011 6:57:09 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 56 replies
    Wthr ^ | 7.11.11
    INDIANAPOLIS - This week on Eyewitness News, we begin what we call the Generations Project. All this week, we will look at baby boomers. If you are one, you may learn something about yourself. If you're not, perhaps you will recognize characteristics in someone you know. Either way, we hope it will lead us all to a better understanding of each other. We've all heard the term "baby boomer." But who fits into the generation? Baby boomers were born from 1946 to 1964. Their age today is 47 to 65. Like every generation, boomers have unique characteristics and values that...
  • Are the Sins of the Fatherless the Root of Obama’s Tyranny?

    08/08/2010 9:14:52 PM PDT · by ImpeachHoBama · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, August 8, 2010 | Kelly O'Connell
    Does Obama’s anti-democratic ideology result from his dysfunctional childhood? An intriguing book, Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism, by Paul Vitz, argues this type background is a common precursor to the classic tyrant’s personality. This suggests Barack’s beef with America might result from his own deficient past. Does it matter the source of our politician’s mental makeup? Of course it does. After all, we expect leaders to make policy based on empirical knowledge, not just knee-jerk reaction to past trauma. For example, would Americans be pleased if the president outlawed taxis because his pooch was run over by...
  • Chicago’s Real Crime Story

    01/15/2010 10:11:07 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 7 replies · 732+ views
    City Journal ^ | Heather Mac Donald
    Barack Obama started that work in a startling Father’s Day speech in Chicago while running for president. “If we are honest with ourselves,” he said in 2008, “we’ll admit that . . . too many fathers [are] missing from too many lives and too many homes. They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. . . . We know the statistics—that children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of school and 20 times more likely to end up...
  • Dick Cheney's Gay Daughter Gives Birth

    11/19/2009 9:54:52 AM PST · by DesertRenegade · 58 replies · 2,521+ views ^ | November 19, 2009 | VERTEX
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney's gay daughter is a mommy twice over. Mary Cheney gave birth to a six-pound-14-ounce baby girl Wednesday morning at Washington, DC's Sibley Hospital. The newborn, named Sarah Lynne Cheney, is the second child for the 40-year-old Cheney and her longtime partner, 48-year-old Heather Poe. The couple welcomed Samuel David Cheney into the world back in 2007. His birth sent shock waves through the Republican party and rekindled the debate over gay marriage. Cheney is the birth mother for both children. The couple has not revealed who is the biological father of either child.
  • not fatherless by choice (how it feels to be the offspring of a sperm donor)

    12/22/2006 12:22:14 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies · 684+ views
    Off the Record ^ | December 18, 2006 | Diogenes
    In a remarkable op-ed appearing in the Washington Post, a young woman named Katrina Clark explains what it's like to know that you are the child of an anonymous sperm donor. It's not fun. The essay could be Exhibit A in any argument about the morality of artificially assisted human reproduction. The child of a loveless, sterile union between gametes speaks with authority when she reminds us that nobody asked for her opinion on the circumstances of her birth. Her mother (whom she still admires) got the baby she wanted. But the baby didn't get a father she could know....