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  • Grandma charged after 2 grandkids die in her care less than a year apart

    03/30/2023 12:27:54 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/30/2023 | Snejana Farberov
    A Florida grandmother has been charged with aggravated manslaughter for the hot-car death of her 7-month-old granddaughter, less than a year after her toddler grandson drowned in a pond while she napped. Tracey Nix, 65, was babysitting her seven-month-old granddaughter, Uriel Schock, on Nov. 1, when the infant was found dead in the back seat of her SUV. The 2019 Lexus was parked with all its windows closed outside Nix’s home in small town of Wauchula, where temperatures soared into the 90s on that fall day. Inside the house, Nix, a former school principal, talked to her dog and practiced...
  • Amsterdam tells party-loving British tourists to stay away

    03/30/2023 12:25:34 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/30/2023 | Ronny Reyes
    Keep calm and stay away. Amsterdam has launched a new ad campaign targeting party-loving British tourists — telling them to think again. The campaign, aimed at British men aged between 18 and 35, wants to curb these “nuisance” travelers, who overindulge in the Netherlands capital where marijuana and prostitution are legal. The new ads are featured prominently whenever someone in Britain searches for terms like “stag party Amsterdam,” “cheap hotel Amsterdam” or “pub crawl Amsterdam.” The accompanying videos show the repercussions British men can face when coming to the city to get “messy.”
  • Colorado dentist accused of poisoning wife had money trouble, documents show

    03/29/2023 1:37:35 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/29/2023 | MaryAnn Martinez
    The Colorado dentist charged in his wife’s poisoning death had serious financial trouble — from going bankrupt, to gambling issues to losing big in crypto, according to documents obtained by The Post. James Craig racked up $2 million in personal debt while his dental business was losing about $120,000, according to his Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, which was finalized in July. The money woes got so bad, his practice failed and he was forced to sell it off. All this came as the 45-year-old’s wife, Angela, 43, had three life insurance policies out on her when she died on March...
  • Communism at "Peace"

    03/24/2023 10:20:41 AM PDT · by Bogle · 9 replies
    "This website is educational: to chart communism's ...genocide, slavery, torture, mass homicide, false imprisonment, and deliberate starvation.....[Moreover], "to chart communism's atrocities...[e.g.,] Christians suffered the following in Romanian prison: In a 'baptism of immersion', inmates' heads were plunged into buckets of urine and feces, while guards chanted baptismal rites'....strikers 'loaded onto barges and then thrown by the hundreds into the Volga with stones around their necks'," etc. etc.
  • Canada investigates whether China is meddling in its politics

    03/24/2023 7:11:17 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    NCPR ^ | 3-23-23
    Accusations and criticism have increased in Canadian politics recently that the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese government are influencing the outcome of Canadian elections and the actions of Canadian politicians. The National Security and Intelligence Review Agency (NSIRA) and the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP) are reviewing foreign interference in the last two federal elections, held in 2019 and 2021. There are allegations organizations acting as a front for the Chinese government have been involved with election campaigns and finances. -excerpt- At the provincial level, Vincent Ke, a Progressive Conservative (PC) member of the Ontario legislature,...
  • Question: Are there any rules about supporting a Republican candidate for President?

    03/21/2023 9:14:17 AM PDT · by xyz2 · 106 replies
    none ^ | 3/21/23 | self
    First presidential race here. Can you support any Republican/ MAGA for President here? Can you attack any opponesnt you dont like? Can you support someone like Hogan/ moderate? just wondering out loud.
  • Big Mac inflation attack: Iconic burger’s price soars

    03/20/2023 8:24:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/20/2023 | Ronny Reyes
    That’s a lotta lettuce. The average price for a McDonald’s Big Mac in the US is now estimated at $5.15, or nearly 22% more since the pre-pandemic era, a new study shows. The iconic burger’s price varies from state to state, with a Big Mac in Hawaii fetching the most — a whopping $5.31, according to a CashNetUSA. New York is the next most expensive state to buy the burger, at $5.23, followed by New Jersey at $5.19 and California at $5.11. Out of the more than 13,000 McDonald’s in the US, those in Mississippi were found to have the...
  • VANITY * * * Gee, Our Ol' Lasalle Ran Great . . . * * * Vanity

    03/15/2023 12:27:14 PM PDT · by knarf · 57 replies
    self ^ | March 15, 2023 | knarf
    I occasionally noodle around in Youtube memory lane, and All In The Family is a favorite place to straighten out my head.But, what the heck's a Lasalle, anyway ?
  • Brothers in Jussie Smollett hoax break silence, say actor wanted to be 'poster child for activism'

    03/14/2023 8:51:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/13/2023 | Taylor Penley | Fox News
    Early in the morning hours of a polar vortex in January 2019, FOX's "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett claimed two White supremacist Trump supporters attacked him near his Chicago apartment in a racially-motivated hate crime that would soon incite outrage from activists and the media. It's the "hate crime" that dominated headlines, but facts proved none of it was true. In December 2021, the now-40-year-old actor and singer was convicted of five felony counts of disorderly conduct. One year ago, he was sentenced in March 2022 to 150 days in county jail. Brothers Abimbola "Bola" and Olabinjo "Ola" Osundairo, Smollett's accomplices...
  • Texas woman left paralyzed after thief body-slams her, steals $4,300

    03/14/2023 6:50:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/14/2023 | David Propper
    A Texas woman could spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair after a robber slammed her to the ground and stole thousands of dollars in a caught-on-camera attack last month, according to police and reports. Nhung Truong has been unable to use one of her legs since she was assaulted by a man on Feb. 13 after withdrawing the large sum of cash from a bank, according to relatives and Houston police. Truong, 44, was followed to a shopping center 24 miles from the bank, where the suspect approached her and tried to make off with the money,...
  • 4.5%, and the Demographics of American Murder

    03/12/2023 8:22:50 AM PDT · by Towed_Jumper · 54 replies
    datahazard.substack ^ | March 8, 2023 | datahazard
    It’s impossible to understand the current moment in history without understanding the ongoing spike in violence across America. And — due to local city politics & broken incentives in documenting crime — the only legitimate national measure of violence is found in Murder data. It’s just not that easy to hide a body. You’ve surely heard a lot about crime since May 25, 2020. But it can all be summarized with just one number. This is a comprehensive review on the demographics of murderers and their victims; published here with the goal of educating the public on an under reported...
  • Connecticut parents arrested in prep school student's death at 2022 house party stabbing

    03/10/2023 12:11:26 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/10/2023 | Audrey Conklin , Michael Ruiz | Fox News
    Connecticut police arrested, charged and released two parents Thursday, nearly a year after they allegedly allowed minors to drink alcohol at a house party that led to the fatal May 2022 stabbing of 17-year-old James McGrath. The Shelton Police Department (SPD) announced the arrest of Paul Leifer, 59, and Susana Leifer, 51, with permitting minors to possess alcohol. Susana Leifer was also charged with second-degree reckless endangerment after McGrath was fatally stabbed following a party at their house last year. "Several high school students attended this party where alcohol was present. During the investigation it was revealed that Susanna had...
  • Rush Limbaugh’s Longtime Palm Beach Home Sells for $155 Million

    03/10/2023 8:55:39 AM PST · by Fawn · 68 replies
    nypost ^ | 3/9/2023 | Mary K. Jacob
    Rush Limbaugh’s widow, Kathryn Adams Limbaugh, has sold her husband’s longtime Florida compound of 20-plus years for a whopping $155 million. This marks a record for the Palm Beach area, which has seen a slew of big-time deals in the past few years, according to the Wall Street Journal. In 2013, hedge funder Ken Griffin paid $129.6 million for four parcels in the area, making that the most recent record — until now.
  • Misinformation vs. Disinformation: How to Tell the Difference ("But disinformation often contains slander or hate speech against certain groups of people, which is not protected under the First Amendment.")

    03/09/2023 7:59:51 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 28 replies
    Readers Digest ^ | February 15, 2023 | Laurie Budgar
    ...Misinformation contains content that is false, misleading, or taken out of context but without any intent to deceive. When family members share bogus health claims or political conspiracy theories on Facebook, they’re not trying to trick you—they’re under the impression that they’re passing along legit information. In reality, they’re spreading misinformation. Examples of misinformation Misinformation ran rampant at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Consider claims of false COVID-19 treatments that spread across social media like, well, the virus they claimed to cure. Those who shared inaccurate information and misleading statistics weren’t doing it to harm people. In fact, most...
  • Searching For Tucker Carlson’s Bombshell J6 Videos? YouTube Censors Will Direct You To Fake Fact Checks Instead

    03/08/2023 6:08:28 PM PST · by linMcHlp · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Tuesday, March 7, 2023 | Jordan Boyd
    YouTube is trying to sideline Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s bombshell reporting on new footage from inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, by couching searches for his program’s recent segment with news alerts from corrupt corporate media outlets.
  • Black couple’s home appraises for $500K more —when white pal poses as owner: settlement

    03/08/2023 11:25:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 80 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/08/2023 | Andrew Court
    A black couple has settled a lawsuit with a property appraiser who undervalued their California home by almost half a million dollars. Paul Austin and Tenisha Tate-Austin’s four-bedroom residence in swanky Sausalito, near San Francisco, was valued at $998,000 by Janette Miller, co-owner of Miller and Perotti Real Estate Appraisers. That figure was $455,000 lower than an appraisal done for a prior mortgage refinance in 2019. Feeling that their home was worth much more money, the Austins asked one of their white pals to pose as the owner of their residence. They had the home reappraised — and it was...
  • Gulag - The Story | Part 1: Origins - 1917-1933 | Free Documentary History

    03/05/2023 1:58:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    A major political, historical, human and economic fact of the 20th century: the Gulag, the extremely punitive Soviet concentration camp system, remains largely unknown. The history of the Gulag is long, complex and in many ways out of the ordinary. From the Revolution of 1917 to Gorbachev, touching on the civil war, the Great Terror, World War II, the Cold War and the death of Stalin, this series describes the workings of the Gulag. How and why did the USSR create this system of forced- labour camps in which 20 million prisoners were exploited and worked to the bone? Through...
  • Abortion Topical Guide; A style (and bias...) guide for abortion-related coverage, based on the AP Stylebook and common usage in AP stories.

    03/04/2023 7:08:36 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 3 replies
    AP Style Guide ^ | 2023 | AP
    Abortion Topical Guide A style guide for abortion-related coverage, based on the AP Stylebook and common usage in AP stories. abortion Use the modifiers anti-abortion or abortion-rights; don't use pro-life, pro-choice or pro-abortion unless they are in quotes or proper names. Avoid abortionist, which connotes a person who performs clandestine abortions. gestational age The abortion bans taking effect after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade vary greatly in how they define when a pregnancy can be ended. Some laws restrict abortion at particular weeks of pregnancy. This means determining how far along someone is in pregnancy. The method...
  • Atlanta’s wealthiest suburb eyes seceding from crime-ridden city

    03/01/2023 8:09:50 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03-01-2023 | Olivia Land
    One of Atlanta’s wealthiest neighborhoods is one step closer to seceding from the city, as some of its well-heeled residents have become increasingly fed up with elected officials’ failure to tackle rising crime. Georgia’s Republican-controlled state Senate and Local Government Operations Committee passed two bills Monday that would allow a public referendum on the proposed City of Buckhead, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Located in the 24 square miles of the southern capital’s northside, Buckhead is one of Atlanta’s most affluent enclaves. With a median household income of $109,774 compared with the rest of the city’s $68,806, the neighborhood is known...
  • Vaccine Refusal May Put Herd Immunity At Risk, Researchers Warn (Apr 2021 article)

    02/25/2023 10:48:13 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 52 replies
    WGBH ^ | April 7, 2021 | Geoff Brumfiel
    Joyce Ann Kraner is eager for the pandemic to end and for life to get back to normal. Kraner, 49, wants to be able to hug her mother, who lives in a nursing home. But she says she has no plans to get the vaccine, even though it's widely available in her community of Murfreesboro, Tenn. "I feel like I'm healthy," she says. Despite the fact that millions of people have been vaccinated safely, Kraner worries about complications. She believes some people are having "life-threatening reactions" to the vaccine that the media isn't reporting. (Many such reports shared on social...