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  • [snip] Tesla founder 'would be interested' in taking over General Motors' idled factories

    12/07/2018 5:48:24 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    daily mail ^ | Dec. 7, 2018 | ANNIE PALMER
    Full Title: Could Elon Musk save the jobs of GM workers? Tesla founder 'would be interested' in taking over General Motors' idled factories Elon Musk is eyeing General Motors' once-occupied plants. The billionaire tech mogul said it's 'possible that [Tesla] would be open' to taking over automakers' old plants, such as the five factories closed by GM last month. The comments came during Musk's wide-ranging interview with CBS' '60 Minutes.' GM CEO Mary Barra announced in November that the car manufacturer would close five factories in North America and lay off some 14,700 workers as a result. Musk indicated that...
  • Inexpensive Good Guns to Replace guns Turned in at Baltimore “buyback” for $200

    01/07/2019 1:37:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 28 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 17 December 2018, the City of Baltimore held a gun “buyback”. The term “buyback” is an Orwellian propaganda term. You cannot “buyback” something you never owned in the first place. It should be called a gun turn-in.  On 17 December, over 500 guns were turned into the police for destruction. One of them, a small 9 mm semi-auto pistol was turned in by Darlene, as interviewed by the local Fox affiliate, Fox45.From washingtontimes.com: A woman by the name of Darlene told a local Fox affiliate that she turned in her 9 mm on Monday in order to “upgrade...
  • Firing of Several Black Coaches Puts N.F.L. Hiring Under Scrutiny (NYT alert)

    12/31/2018 8:55:08 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 124 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 31, 2018 | Bill Pennington and Ken Belson
    ... Four black coaches were fired Sunday or Monday, including the Jets’ Todd Bowles, who was let go shortly after his team’s final loss Sunday. The Jets had a 14-34 record in the last three seasons under Bowles. Marvin Lewis, who had been at the helm of the Cincinnati Bengals since 2003, was fired Monday. Though he had resurrected the moribund Bengals and took them to the playoffs multiple times, he never won a playoff game and this season was Cincinnati’s third consecutive one with a losing record. Also fired Monday was Denver Broncos Coach Vance Joseph, who had presided...
  • “Successful” Baltimore Gun Buyback Secret: Offer more than Market Value

    12/26/2018 10:08:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The city of Baltimore spent a reported $250,000 dollars to purchase over 500 unwanted guns in a “buyback” program. “Buyback” is an Orwellian propaganda term. You cannot buy back things you never owned in the first place. The Baltimore program was “successful” in that it collected over 500 firearms to be destroyed. It “worked” for two basic reasons.First, it offered more money than most of the guns were worth on the open market. Second, the state of Maryland has made it difficult to buy and sell guns legally and privately. There was little competition for the few guns brought in...
  • Now this for violence-weary Baltimore: Cars set ablaze in Mt. Vernon

    12/24/2018 2:26:28 PM PST · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    Baltimore Brew ^ | 12-24-18 | FERN SHEN
    arly morning explosions rocked Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon neighborhood today as multiple cars were set on fire in the area of Charles and Eager streets. “We believe this was a random act of violence,” interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle said, speaking to reporters at Baltimore Police headquarters. Tuggle said seven cars were set on fire and that the flames spread to two vehicles. Across Baltimore, news of the explosions were one more grim reminder of another violent week in which the city officially passed the 300 homicide benchmark for the fourth year in a row.
  • Baltimore Woman Says She'll Use Gun Buyback Cash to Pay for an Even Bigger Gun

    12/19/2018 12:35:40 PM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
    Reason ^ | December 19, 2018 | Zuri Davis
    Over 500 guns were surrendered to Baltimore police within the first hour and a half of a citywide gun buyback program this week. Participants received anywhere from $25 to $500 for their unwanted firearms. Mayor Catherine Pugh and Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle announced a gun buyback program—the first in six years—last week. Pugh said that the program was intended to "get the guns off of our streets." The program reportedly cost the city $250,000, but there is little evidence that buyback programs are effective in reducing violence, or even in reducing the number of firearms in circulation—as one woman...
  • The grim holiday tradition of counting Baltimore’s murder victims

    12/15/2018 6:54:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | December 15, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Yesterday, the Baltimore Police Department confirmed that another body dropped on the streets of Charm City had brought their 2018 murder total to 297. The unnamed victim was a known gang member, described by police as “a former Public Enemy No. 1” and had been acquitted of a firebombing over the summer. Given the city’s recent history, the odds of there not being at least three more killings over the next sixteen days are not encouraging, to put it mildly. If this plays out as expected, it will represent four years running where the death toll has exceeded 300, and...
  • Expect years of construction: Md. Beltway, I-270 toll lanes to be built in phases from Legion Bridge

    12/15/2018 10:18:54 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 19, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Toll lanes around the Capital Beltway and I-270 in Maryland could be built in several separate phases and even operated by different companies under the latest plans released to industry insiders. It indicates Beltway construction could last for years. The first phase would include fixes for the Legion Bridge.A new document sent last week ahead of the next forum for private companies that could design, build and operate the lanes said that while Maryland eventually plans more than 70 miles of toll lanes from Frederick to Bethesda and from the Legion Bridge to near Oxon Hill, building out...
  • Warren tackles race following criticism of DNA test release

    12/14/2018 2:07:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 14, 2018 | Elana Schor and Juana Summers
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren sought to solidify her connection with African-American voters Friday as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach to race and identity. The Massachusetts Democrat visited Morgan State University in Baltimore, marking her third trip this year to a historically black college or university. It follows her widely panned October release of a DNA test meant to bolster her claim to Native American heritage. Her speech Friday offered an opportunity to regain her footing. “I’m not a person of color,” Warren said. “And I haven’t lived your life or experienced anything like...
  • Judge orders Maryland bar to investigate lawyers who helped Clinton delete emails

    09/11/2017 4:17:26 PM PDT · by ptsal · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 11, 2017 | Stephen Drain
    *snip* near the end of the article On Monday, Alexis Rohde, a lawyer representing the grievance commission, said she was bound by confidentiality rules that prevented her from explaining why the panel had determined the complaint was frivolous. “Because all these complaints are confidential, I’m unable to put that before the court,” she said. Judge Harris rejected that explanation, saying it was the first time the commission had used the term “frivolous” to explain a decision. He also said the rules were clear that the commission needed to investigate.
  • A woman was stabbed to death in Baltimore after she stopped to give someone money

    12/03/2018 12:03:36 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 61 replies
    cnn.com ^ | December 3, 2018 | Carma Hassan
    A woman trying to help what she thought was a needy mother and her baby has been fatally stabbed in Baltimore. The good Samaritan was identified by police as 52-year-old Jacquelyn Smith, who was riding in a car with relatives Saturday when they saw a woman carrying what appeared to be a baby. The woman was holding a sign that read, "Please Help me feed my Baby."
  • Mueller Covering Up His Own Crimes In Whistleblower Raid

    12/04/2018 11:04:31 AM PST · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-03-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Back on October 19, 2017, I raised the question of just how much Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy AG actually knew about Hillary Clinton and Uranium One since it had been reported that the FBI was aware before the deal was approved in 2010 that Russia was engaging in criminal activity to penetrate our nuclear industry and gain access to chunks of our uranium reserves. Earlier, in July, I called for a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s collusion with Russia to turn over control of 20 percent of our uranium supplies to Russian interests in return for some $145...
  • Grassley Demands Answers From Wray Over Raid Of Whistleblower On Clinton Foundation

    12/04/2018 10:30:18 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/04/2018 | Richard Pollock
    The Iowa Republican sent a separate letter to Horowitz on Nov. 30 seeking Cain’s documents and citing TheDCNF’s reporting. .... Grassley in his letter, which also cites TheDCNF’s reporting, asked Wray if “the FBI consider[s] Mr. Cain’s disclosures to be protected.” The whistleblower act protects federal employees who disclose classified documents to the proper authorities, which includes the IG. Grassley further asked Wray if the FBI was “aware at the time of the raid that Mr. Cain had made what appeared to be lawful disclosures to the Inspector General? If so, was the FBI aware that these disclosures were passed...
  • Black college student arrested for fake hate crime

    12/03/2018 8:44:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    For some reason, students at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland are drawing a perverse conclusion from the arrest of a black student there for faking a hate crime with racist graffiti.  The U.K. Daily Mail reports: Fynn Ajani Arthur, a 21-year-old from Brunswick, Maine, was charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property on Thursday night in Baltimore County.   His arrest came after graffiti aimed at black and Latino students was found on the second floor of a campus dorm[.] ... Thursday's graffiti depicted swastikas, the letters 'KKK' and appeared to include the last names of four black students, including Arthur....
  • Black College Lacrosse Player Arrested For Spraying N-word And Swastika Graffiti Targeting HIMSELF

    12/02/2018 9:23:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/01/18 | Megan Sheets
    A black college lacrosse player has been arrested in connection with two incidents of racist graffiti found in a dorm on the Goucher College campus in Maryland. Fynn Ajani Arthur, a 21-year-old from Brunswick, Maine, was charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property on Thursday night in Baltimore County. His arrest came after graffiti aimed at black and Latino students was found on the second floor of a campus dorm, one floor above where similar graffiti had been found on November 14, Goucher College administrators said in a statement. Both incidents that shook the Towson campus involved backward...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI Raids Home Of Whistleblower On Clinton Foundation, Lawyer Says

    11/29/2018 9:19:31 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 175 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/29/2018 | Richard Pollack
    The FBI raided the home of a whistleblower who was in possession of documents regarding the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One, according to the whistleblower’s lawyer, Michael Socarras. The whistleblower, Dennis Nathan Cain, had turned the documents over to the Department of Justice’s inspector general and both the House and Senate Intelligence committees, according to the lawyer. The FBI rummaged through Cain’s home for six hours, even after the whistleblower handed over the documents, according to Socarras.
  • Man apologizes for yelling 'Heil Hitler, heil Trump' at 'Fiddler on the Roof' performance

    11/16/2018 3:37:54 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 43 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | November 16, 2018 | Sarah Meehan
    The man who shouted “Heil Hitler, heil Trump” at a Baltimore performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” apologized Friday for his outburst, saying he chose the wrong words when he was attempting to compare President Donald Trump to the Nazi leader. Anthony M. Derlunas II, 58, said the play, which tells the story of a Jewish family facing persecution in tsarist Russia, reminded him of Trump’s immigration policies. His comparison “came out wrong” and was “beyond a mistake” he said during an interview at his home in Joppa. “Instantly it was like, ‘Oh my God, what did you do?’ ”...
  • Home security cameras are now solving crimes in Baltimore

    11/14/2018 7:34:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | November 14, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Well, it’s happening in more places than just Baltimore, but they probably need the help more than most cities. The subject at hand is the trend of police departments solving crimes in greater numbers because of the increasing number of home and business owners who have external security cameras monitoring their property… and the street beyond. As this report from CBS Baltimore indicates, some cases which might otherwise have gone cold wound up being solved in short order. When police needed a break to solve a high-profile murder in Federal Hill this year, they turned to neighbors who protect their...
  • Video shows high school student punching teacher in face

    11/10/2018 8:11:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    nypost.com ^ | November 8, 2018
    The video appears to show two students bickering while standing close to the teacher, and one student backs away while the other hits the teacher. The teacher recoils and the student who hit her leaves the classroom. She doesn’t retaliate, but follows him out the door. City Public Schools spokeswoman Edie House Foster says in a statement that the student struck the teacher following a verbal exchange. She says administrators are investigating and will apply disciplinary action in accordance with the school system’s code of conduct.
  • Construction on I-895 in Baltimore to cause major traffic problems for the next three years

    11/09/2018 8:04:37 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | November 9, 2018 | Colin Campbell
    The commutes of tens of thousands of people will be disrupted for the next few years as Maryland replaces the Interstate 895 bridge north of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel. The Maryland Transportation Authority plans to limit that part of the expressway to one lane in each direction starting later this month for the $189 million project to replace the 60-year-old bridge. The northbound lanes of I-895 will close from the tunnel to O’Donnell Street on Nov. 27 — the Tuesday after Thanksgiving — and the two southbound lanes will be converted to two-way traffic through spring 2020. Once the northbound...