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  • 17 shot since Monday morning in Baltimore (And this is from yesterday!)

    07/01/2015 6:54:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 30, 2015 | Sean Welsh and Christina Jedra
    Baltimore police are investigating 17 shootings that have occurred since early Monday.. Six men were reported shot Tuesday after 11 shootings were reported Monday, according to police. There have been 286 nonfatal shootings in the city this year, police said. At this time last year, 151 nonfatal shootings were reported. On Tuesday evening officers were called to an area hospital where a 32-year-old man was being treated for a gunshot wound to his hand, police said. Detectives are working to determine where the shooting occurred. At 4:55 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to an area hospital for a report of a...
  • Robert Woodson: If All Whites Moved Out of USA, How Would It Solve Inner-City Problems?

    06/30/2015 6:47:29 PM PDT · by grundle · 64 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Susan Jones
    The solution to poverty begins in the neighborhoods and the people affected by it, says Robert Woodson, the founder and president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise. "You always have to begin with a solution in mind," Woodson told CSPAN Tuesday morning in a discussion on poverty. "I tell people, what is your solution? If all whites tomorrow were to move to Canada and Europe, tell me how it would affect the black on black crime rate, how would it it affect the out-of-wedlock births, how would it affect the spread of AIDS? How would it affect those issues?" he...
  • Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Spike in NYC

    06/30/2015 1:46:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 6/29/2015, 4:27 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Hate crimes have spiked in New York City in 2015, according to New York Police Department (NYPD) statistics released Sunday—particularly against Jews. Hate crimes overall rose 9%, with 127 reported crimes during the first week of June in 2015 compared to 116 at the same time in 2014, the New York Post reports. Of those, anti-Semitic attacks rose 27% during that period, with 56 over 44 last year. …
  • 1 Dead, 9 Others Shot at Detroit Block Party

    06/20/2015 10:02:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    ABC News/AP ^ | 6-20-2015 | AP
    One person was killed and nine others wounded Saturday night when someone opened fire at a neighborhood block party on a basketball court in Detroit, police said. Asst. Police Chief Steve Dolunt said a 20-year-old man was killed. He was not being identified while relatives were informed. Another man was critically injured and eight others, five men and three women, were listed as seriously injured
  • San Francisco's Homeless Policies Have Been a $1.5 Billion Failure

    06/18/2015 3:27:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Thu, Jun 18, 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    A major new report from the nonprofit Coalition on Homelessness investigates how criminalizing homelessness in San Francisco has only exacerbated the crisis. Much like America’s War on Drugs, the city’s crackdown on homelessness has been a costly failure, leaving in its wake people who feel victimized by the very system that’s supposed to help them. The report’s title, “Punishing the Poorest,” neatly sums up city policy. “Since 1981, San Francisco has passed more local measures to criminalize sleeping, sitting, or panhandling in public spaces than any other city in California,” the report states. In fact, San Francisco has 23 state...
  • Millennials Have No Hope Of Buying A Home In These 13 US Cities [See map]

    06/08/2015 8:49:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/08/2015 | Tyler Durden
    In “This Is What Happens When A Millennial Tries To Get A Job,” we highlighted 1) high youth unemployment (U-6 at nearly 14%) and 2) the failure of America’s university system to prepare new entrants for the job market, on the way to painting a rather grim picture for America’s newly-minted college graduates. We’ve also been keen to emphasize the fact that the “strong” labor market is anything but, as wage growth is essentially non-existent and upside “surprises” benefit from the now ubiquitous “vanishing worker.” Given this, it’s no surprise that many of America’s best and brightest find themselves serving...
  • Shooting Death is Baltimore’s 39th Homicide in May

    05/30/2015 11:18:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Baltimore police say a man was fatally shot in the western part of the city, continuing the month’s spike in homicides. Sgt. Jarron Jackson said in an email Friday that officers on patrol found a 19-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest about 4:30 p.m...
  • 56 shot, 12 dead in Chicago's Memorial Day Weekend

    05/26/2015 7:59:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/26/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    At least 56 people were shot over Memorial Day weekend between Friday afternoon and early Tuesday morning, according to authorities. Twelve people, including three shot Monday afternoon, died from their wounds. Twelve others shot between late Monday morning and early Tuesday morning survived their gunshot wounds, bringing the total of non-fatal gunshot victims for the weekend to 44.
  • Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    05/19/2015 2:48:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 19, 2015 | By JENNIFER MEDINA
    LOS ANGELES — The nation’s second-largest city voted on Tuesday to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 from the current $9 an hour, in what is perhaps the most significant victory so far in the national push to raise the minimum wage. The increase — which the Los Angeles City Council passed in a 14-1 vote — comes as workers across the country are rallying for higher wages. The impact is likely to be particularly strong in Los Angeles, where, according to some estimates, more than 40 percent of the city’s work force earns less than...
  • Wave of Baltimore shootings, killings continues

    05/11/2015 4:35:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 11, 2015 | By Justin George and Justin Fenton
    The increase in violence that has followed the death of Freddie Gray continued through the weekend, with four homicides reported since Saturday, according to Baltimore police. Ten people were reported shot on Sunday alone, including three who were shot to death within a span of 39 minutes. The violence comes as the city prepares for the Preakness on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Ten people were also shot Thursday. At least 87 people have been killed in Baltimore this year, 22 more than at this time last year. Nonfatal shootings are up nearly 50 percent across the city.
  • ABC Refuses To Air Anti-Rahm Emanuel Commercial

    04/04/2015 12:27:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/04/2015 | Patrick Howley
    The ABC network refuses to air a commercial criticizing Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel even though other networks are running the spot, The Daily Caller has learned.As Emanuel seeks re-election in the Chicago mayoral run-off next week, the Republican-leaning Real Chicago PAC produced an ad highlighting reported instances of Emanuel’s corruption and crony capitalism, including his promotion of the transportation company Uber, in which his brother Ari is a major investor.“We sent the commercial to the local Fox affiliate. They vetted it, they checked every single quote and every single headline to make sure it was accurate and they ran...
  • Unexpectedly: Crime Rates Begin to Rise in Los Angeles: Shootings up 31 % as MSM demonizes Police

    04/03/2015 7:41:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/03/2015 | Jack Dunphy
    I bring you shocking news, gentle readers. If you take thousands of incarcerated felons and turn them loose on society, and you then allow the federal government and cultural elites to demoralize the police officers charged with keeping these liberated hoodlums in line, you end up with higher crime. Who would have dared imagine it?This is the state of affairs in California, where a succession of imprudent decisions by judges [1], lawmakers [2], and the electorate [3] have combined to throw open the prison gates to swarms of men who in a sane world would have remained locked away...
  • Bernie Sanders endorses Rahm challenger

    04/02/2015 6:18:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | David McCabe
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has become the latest high-profile progressive to endorse Cook County Commissioner Chuy García's challenge to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D). “I am going to Chicago to support Chuy García and [City Council candidate] Susan Sadlowski Garza. I support them because we need a political revolution in this country and we need the kind of working-class coalitions that Chuy and Susan are pulling together,” Sanders said in a statement.
  • The End Of Starbucks as We Know It?

    03/21/2015 1:15:43 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 60 replies
    Commercial Observer ^ | March 18, 2015 | LAUREN ELKIES SCHRAM
    Starbucks Coffee is getting creamed by New York City rents. The java giant may get priced out of its premier and larger Manhattan locations as some of the company’s earliest stores approach renewal after 15 to 20 years. “It’s likely that it’ll be very difficult to renew a number of those leases,” said retail broker Joanne Podell, a vice chairman at Cushman & Wakefield, who does not represent Starbucks. She noted that the stores with “superb” locations—i.e., on busy streets with well-trafficked storefronts—are expiring and the chain was paying “much, much less per square foot” than today’s rents. The average...
  • 93.8% in San Francisco Metro Say They’re Not LGBT; Silicon Valley 4th from Last for LGBTs

    03/20/2015 3:26:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 20, 2015 - 3:32 PM
    93.8 percent of the adults polled in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metropolitan area do not “personally identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender,” according to a Gallup survey that interviewed 374,325 adults nationwide from June through December of last year. […] The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara metropolitan area—commonly known as Silicon Valley—ranked fourth from the bottom among the 50 largest metropolitan areas for its percentage of LGBTs. 96.8 percent in that metro area do not personally identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to the Gallup survey, and 3.2 percent do. …
  • San Francisco Metro Area Ranks Highest in LGBT Population Percentage

    03/20/2015 3:59:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Gallup ^ | 03/20/2015 | Frank Newport and Gary J. Gates
    The San Francisco metropolitan area has the highest percentage of the adult population who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) of any of the top 50 U.S. metropolitan areas, followed by Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas. Variation in the percentage who identify as LGBT across the largest metro areas is relatively narrow, with San Francisco's percentage just 2.6 percentage points higher than the national average of 3.6%, and the lowest-ranked metro area -- Birmingham, Alabama -- one point below the national average. The top 10 includes metro areas from every region of the country except the Midwest. Given...
  • More Seattle restaurants close doors as $15 minimum wage approaches

    03/14/2015 11:33:54 AM PDT · by grundle · 53 replies
    shiftwa.org ^ | March 12, 2015
    Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law goes into effect on April 1, 2015. As that date approaches, restaurants across the city are making the financial decision to close shop. The Washington Policy Center writes that “closings have occurred across the city, from Grub in the upscale Queen Anne Hill neighborhood, to Little Uncle in gritty Pioneer Square, to the Boat Street Cafe on Western Avenue near the waterfront.” Of course, restaurants close for a variety of reasons. But, according to Seattle Magazine, the “impending minimum wage hike to $15 per hour” is playing a “major factor.” That’s not surprising, considering “about...
  • Bill De Blasio Time: Murders Up 20% in New York City

    03/05/2015 6:57:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/05/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Kill Stop and Frisk, attack police for doing their jobs and promote the grievances of criminals… and strangely enough more shootings happen. The murder rate in New York City has spiked an alarming 20% in the first two months of the year, prompting NYPD brass to rethink strategy to curb the deadly trend.Since Jan. 1, 54 murders have been recorded in the city, up nine from the same period a year ago, according to the grim stats released Monday.Shootings have also climbed 20% — with 149 so far in 2015 compared with 126 in the first two months of 2014....
  • De Blasio: Schools From Now On To Be Closed For ISIS Holidays

    03/04/2015 4:27:25 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 03/04/2015 | Pat Dollard
    Excerpted from The New York Times: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday morning that New York public schools will observe two of the most sacred Muslim holy days — Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.“This is a growing community in our city and in our schools and we wanted to recognize that.Mr. de Blasio was surrounded on the podium by dozens of local activists and politicians who had pressed for the change. Carmen Farińa, the schools chancellor, took the podium to say that she hoped the change would lead to increased tolerance and understanding within the school system and...
  • Republican Warning Confirmed: De Blasio Taking New York Back to High-Crime 1970

    12/23/2014 7:25:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/23/2014 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    Apparently smear ads during campaigns can sometimes tell the truth. Compare Republican Joe Lhota’s ad from the 2013 New York City mayoral campaign to the big, fat Drudge header captured below. The article linked reads in part: New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton said Monday that tensions in the city are echoing those in the 1970s — a fear he expressed only days prior to the ambush killings of two police officers.“Who would’ve ever thought déjà vu all over again, that we would be back where we were 40-some-odd years ago,” Bratton said in an interview on NBC’s “Today.”...
  • 2 NYPD cops shot dead ‘execution style’ as ‘revenge’ for Garner

    12/20/2014 2:22:32 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 842 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/20/2014 | Larry Celona, Kevin Fasick and Jamie Schram
    Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner — in what investigators believe was a crazed gunman’s execution-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown. “It’s an execution,” one law enforcement source said of the 3 p.m. shooting of the two officers, whose names were being withheld pending family notification of their deaths. The tragic heroes were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill when they were shot point-blank in their heads by the lone gunman, who approached them on foot from the sidewalk...
  • New York Citi Bike program accused of shoddy maintenance and poor cleanliness

    12/12/2014 10:13:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 12, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    New York Citi Bike riders are at risk according to a new audit exposing spotty maintenance checks, poor cleanliness and defective docking stations. Comptroller Scott Stringer released his report Thursday looking at if New York City Bike Share, which manages the scheme, is in compliance with its Department of Transport contract. According to maintenance data, only 28per cent of the 6,000 two-wheelers in Manhattan and Brooklyn were inspected in November 2013, 34per cent in December 2013 and 38per cent in January 2014.
  • MUGGED GEORGETOWN LIBERAL KNOWS WHAT’S WRONG WITH D.C. BUT NOT WHO MADE THE MESS

    12/03/2014 8:05:26 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 15 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Dec 3, 2014 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Recently, a Georgetown University student was the victim of a robbery committed at gunpoint in a supposedly safe area of Washington D.C. He and his companion were forced to the ground patted down and relieved of their valuables. The student has written about his experience and in doing so revealed how poorly educated he is. He justifies the robbery because he is White and his robbers were Black. The victim displays a bizarre level of liberal boot licking with his bleating about how, “Year after year, Washington, D.C., is ranked among the most unequal cities in the country, with the...
  • NYC: 78% of Abortions Were Black and Hispanic Babies

    12/01/2014 2:09:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    CNS news ^ | December 1, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – In New York City, 77.56% of the abortions in 2011 were performed on Black and Hispanic babies, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Abortion Surveillance report published by the CDC, for which the latest abortion numbers are for 2011, show there were 76,251 abortions in New York City that year. For that total, 9,550 abortions were of white babies, which is 12.5% of the total; 35,188 babies were black (46.1% of total); 23,959 were Hispanic (31.4%); and another 7,554 “other” abortions, 9.9%, which includes Asians and Native Americans, as...
  • Maine's largest city cuts spending in dispute over immigrant aid

    11/13/2014 5:42:53 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 Nov 2014 | Reuters By Dave Sherwood
    PORTLAND Maine (Reuters) - Maine's largest city has begun clamping down on spending as newly re-elected Republican Governor Paul LePage makes good on a campaign promise to cut funding to cities and towns that give aid to undocumented immigrants. In an internal memo released on Wednesday, Portland city officials said they had frozen hiring and cut travel and overtime spending after their requests for reimbursement from the state for assistance provided to families with children in emergencies had gone unanswered since July. The budget shortfall could grow to as much as $3 million this year, city officials said, a hefty...
  • NY Ebola doctor 'LIED to police about his travel': NYPD discovered he rode subway, went bowling..

    10/29/2014 12:16:11 PM PDT · by dennisw · 55 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 29 October 2014 | Chris Pleasance
    New York Ebola doctor 'LIED to police about his travel': NYPD discovered he rode subway, ate at restaurant and went bowling after cops checked his MetroCard Dr Craig Spencer diagnosed with Ebola six days after returning to New York During that time he rode subways, caught a cab, and went out bowling But when officers quizzed him he said he was at home, it has been claimed When police pulled MetroCard and bank data they learned the truth The doctor currently being treated for Ebola in New York lied to police about travelling around the city for six days before...
  • Progression of Gay Militantism Reaches Houston in Move Against Pastors

    10/15/2014 10:03:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/15/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    If you dare oppose the gay agenda, you will be destroyed. Progression of the gay agenda will only become more intrusive, more tyrannical, and more Orwellian To Christians, homosexuality is an unacceptable behavior to God, as well as to Christ’s Flock. Since the dawn of the Christian Church a couple thousand years ago (and prior during the Old Testament era), homosexuality has been taught to be an affront against God. Scripture reveals that homosexuality was a part of the reason for the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and a sign of the perverse evil Earth’s inhabitants had turned to during...
  • Cat Stevens cancels New York show, blames scalpers

    09/25/2014 8:49:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2014 8:36 PM EDT
    Cat Stevens is canceling his New York performance just weeks after announcing a six-city tour. Stevens said on his Facebook page Wednesday that he would not keep the New York engagement because its requirement for paper tickets has led to exorbitant resale prices. …
  • 2 dead, 14 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

    09/15/2014 9:31:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    FOX Chicago ^ | 9/15/14
    Two people were killed and and at least 14 other people were wounded in weekend shootings across the city. The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday afternoon in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.
  • San Francisco Feminism: Go Ahead, Abort Girls

    09/14/2014 6:39:39 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Debra Saunders
    Supervisor David Chiu wants San Francisco to become the first American city to oppose any ban on sex-selective abortions. It apparently has not occurred to him why no other city has chosen to do so. Journalist Mara Hvistendahl, author of "Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men," estimates that sex-selective abortions have "claimed over 160 million potential women and girls -- in Asia alone." Thus, it is rather disturbing to watch one of the most liberal politicians in liberal San Francisco grandstand in defense of a practice that devalues -- destroys, actually...
  • San Francisco May Oppose Sex-Selection Abortion Ban, Calling It Racist

    09/10/2014 8:59:33 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/10/14 | Steven Ertelt
    San Francisco, California is closer to becoming the most pro-abortion city in the nation. That’s because the city is about to go on record opposing a ban on sex-selection abortions. Why would banning abortions done simply because the unborn baby is a girl be a problem? City officials opposing the ban make the claim that somehow it is racist.From the San Francisco Examiner story: San Francisco would become the first jurisdiction in the country to go on record opposing sex-selective abortion bans if a resolution stating they perpetuate racial stereotypes, being introduced by Supervisor David Chiu today, is adopted by...
  • City pledges to provide health care for unaccompanied immigrant children

    09/02/2014 5:41:45 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | September 2, 2014 | CHRIS ROBERTS
    San Francisco is providing health care as well as education for the unaccompanied immigrant children seeking refuge in the United States. Since last year, more than 47,000 minors have crossed the border into the country unescorted by adults. As many as 500 youth refugees from conflicts in Central America are expected to arrive in San Francisco by the end of the year, the Department of Public Health estimates. And The City is solidly committed to providing them health care via San Francisco's public options, according to a resolution The City's Health Commission is expected to pass today. Under the Healthcare...
  • Philadelphia Earns Millions By Seizing Cash And Homes From People Never Charged With A Crime

    08/26/2014 10:41:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/26/2014 | Nick Sibilla
    Chris Sourovelis has never had any trouble with the law or been accused of any crime. But that hasn’t stopped the City of Philadelphia from trying to take his home. The Sourouvelis family, along with thousands of others in Philadelphia, is living a Kafkaesque nightmare: Their property is considered guilty; they must prove their innocence and the very prosecutors they’re fighting can profit from their misery. Now the Institute for Justice has filed a major class-action lawsuit to end these abuses of power. Back in March, Chris’s son was caught selling $40 worth of drugs outside of the home. With...
  • Why Los Angeles ‘could be the next Ferguson’

    08/16/2014 5:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Los Angeles Daily Breeze ^ | August 16, 2014 | Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News
    Could Ferguson happen here? Some would say it already did — nearly five decades ago. Days of sometimes violent demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo., erupted after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot dead by a police officer Aug. 9, allegedly in self-defense. At the height of the civil rights movement, the Watts riots were triggered after a young black motorist was pulled over and arrested by a white California Highway Patrolman on Aug. 11, 1965, on suspicion of drunk driving. The struggle to arrest him sparked six days of rioting that claimed the lives of 34 people, injured more...
  • Who Lost the Cities? There is more wrong with Ferguson than the Brown case.

    08/15/2014 9:22:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 15, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The Reverend Jesse Jackson is, to the surprise of all thinking people, right about something: “A spark has exploded,” he said, referring to the protests and violence in Ferguson, Mo. “When you look at what sparked riots in the Sixties, it has always been some combination of poverty, which was the fuel, and then some oppressive police tactic. It was the same in Newark, in Chicago, in Detroit, in Los Angeles. It’s symptomatic of a national crisis of urban abandonment and repression, seen in Chicago.” A question for the Reverend Jackson: Who has been running the show in Newark, in...
  • Washington DC from murder capital to boomtown

    08/06/2014 9:24:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 August 2014 | Aidan Lewis and Bill McKenna
    A quarter of a century ago, Washington DC had a fearsome reputation for crack abuse and rampant gun violence - it was the "murder capital" of the US. But now, once-blighted neighbourhoods close to the centre of the capital are thriving. When Ruben Castaneda moved to the US capital in 1989 to take up a job with the Washington Post, he was struck by how easy it was to score crack. Days after arriving in the city, he was taken to S Street Northwest by a "strawberry" - a streetwalker who offered sex in return for drugs. "The moment she...
  • Water Main Break Next to UCLA Prompts Flooding on Campus, Closure of Sunset Blvd.

    07/29/2014 5:22:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 55 replies
    abc ^ | 7/29/14
    LIVE VIDEO AT THE LINK A 102-year-old water main broke in Westwood Tuesday, sending water flooding into streets and the UCLA campus, stranding people and vehicles and prompting the closure of Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday. The water main break sent a geyser gushing into the air on July 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) The water main break sent a geyser gushing into the air on July 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) People were stranded by the rising water, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, which was called to the incident shortly before 3:30 p.m. Three people were rescued from parking structures,...
  • California couple may be charged $500 for not watering lawn, or $500 for watering it

    07/25/2014 4:43:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Ahh, government: In this week’s “Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t” file: A Southern California couple received a letter from Glendora city officials threatening to fine them $500 if they don’t get their sun-scorched brown lawn green again, reports AP. Which Laura Whitney and Michael Korte would gladly do, except for one thing: They could also be fined $500 if they water their lawn too much; they’re currently only watering twice a week. With more than 80% of California in an extreme drought, according to the Los Angeles Times, the state water board voted this week to...
  • Light Up the Map [Florida Mayors Who Celebrate Homosexuality]

    07/22/2014 4:30:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Lisa Aronson Coconut Creek Russ Barley Freeport Peter Bober Hollywood Craig Cates Key West Joy Cooper Hallandale Beach David Coviello Biscayne Park Daniel Dietch Surfside Rob Downey Melbourne Village Harry Dressler Tamarac Buddy Dyer Orlando Pat Gerard Largo Samuel Henderson Gulfport Richard Kaplan Lauderhill Rick Kriseman St. Petersburg Connie Leon Kreps North Bay Village Cindy Lerner Pinecrest Philip Levine Miami Beach Sue Lynn Anna Maria John Marks Tallahassee Shari McCartney Oakland Park Ashira Mohammed Pembroke Park Lori Moseley Miramar Jeri Muoio West Palm Beach Frank Ortis Pembroke Pines Judy Paul Davie Lesa Peerman Margate Gary Resnick Wilton Manors Michael Ryan...
  • Seattle pushing back on the $15 minimum wage

    07/06/2014 7:19:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/05/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    When Seattle passed their new city council ordinance mandating a staged increase in the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour, many local businesses – as well as observers across the nation – were left shaking their heads. The rules seemed to be unevenly applied, with some businesses having to comply but not others, as well has having a complete disregard for whether or not the job providing entities would be able to remain competitive and survive under the new rules. As Reuters reports, a coalition of business owners are now moving to exercise the power of public support to...
  • Seattle offers free weddings for LGBT couples

    07/02/2014 10:52:08 AM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 07/02/2014 | n/a
    For LGBTQ couples who met that special someone over Pride weekend — or who already have but just haven’t set the date — Seattle’s tourism agency will be awarding four free wedding trips to LGBTQ couples in a sweepstakes that starts July 1. Sponsored by Visit Seattle, the hosted trips include the opportunity to be married by Seattle’s first openly gay mayor, Ed Murray, along with air transportation provided by Alaska Airlines, a four-night stay at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, a wedding ceremony at Canlis restaurant, DJ and music, wedding photography, sparkling wine courtesy of Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, beer...
  • Detroit: How the Left Made Water More Expensive Than Cell Phones

    Detroit: How the Left Made Water More Expensive Than Cell PhonesPosted By Arnold Ahlert On June 24, 2014 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments The latest news from Detroit, the poster child for failed progressive policies that have dominated that city for more than a half-century, is not good. In March of 2014, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) announced it would begin cutting off water service for customers at least 60 days overdue or more than $150 behind in their water bill payments. Activists outraged by the decision have taken their case outside the city—all the way...
  • Emanuel pushes gun control while Chicago runs red

    06/24/2014 7:20:49 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 21 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | Dave Workman
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel earlier this month insisted that his brand of gun control should spread nationwide, but this past weekend’s Windy City body count – with six dead and more than 20 wounded, according to this morning’s Chicago Sun Times – does not instill public faith in his strategy. Earlier this month when Mark Glaze stepped down as executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety,” he told the Wall Street Journal, “when a mass shooting happens…nothing that we have to offer would have stopped that mass shooting (in Santa Barbara).” Late last month, Washington CeaseFire President Ralph...
  • Nearly Half Of Detroit Water Customers Can’t Pay Their Bill

    06/23/2014 12:17:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 06/23/2014
    It’s a basic human right: water. But could the United Nations soon help the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department provide the service to struggling customers? Water department spokeswoman Curtrise Garner says it’s a possibility — but for now, the water bills must be paid. “We do have programs that do help those that are just totally in need; can’t afford it — but we also know that there are also people who can’t afford it would can not pay and we know this because, once we shut water off, the next day they are in paying the bill in full....
  • Caught on Camera: San Marino Mayor Tosses Bag of "Dog Doo" on Neighbor's Walkway

    06/10/2014 6:02:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://www.nbclosangeles.com ^ | june 10, 2014 | Samia Khan and Ryan Bourgard
    The mayor of an affluent Southern California city was caught on camera leaving a bag of what appeared to be dog feces on his neighbor’s property, police said, and the neighbor believes this wasn't an accident.  Dennis Kneier, mayor of San Marino, a town of approximately 13,000 people just south of Pasadena, was identified as the person placing a plastic bag in the private walkway of a home in the 1400 block of Charlton Road around 6 p.m. Saturday. According to San Marino Police, the bag was tied closed and appeared to have been intentionally place at the walkway entrance....
  • ‘Islamophobia’ Thought Crimes at Berkeley--Coming soon to a university near you

    06/04/2014 4:30:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 4, 2014 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - ‘Islamophobia’ Thought Crimes at BerkeleyPosted By Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene On June 4, 2014 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments [To order David Horowitz and Robert Spencer's pamphlet Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future, click here.]What’s an “Islamophobia”-promoting academic to do when there simply aren’t enough hate crimes to sustain the mythical narrative that Muslim-Americans are persecuted for their religion? The Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP) at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Race & Gender came up with a brilliant idea for this spring’s Fifth Annual...
  • Ex-Charlotte mayor to plead in corruption case

    06/02/2014 6:29:50 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    foxnews.com/A ^ | 6/2/2014
    Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was expected to plead guilty Tuesday in a corruption case after an FBI sting recorded him accepting thousands of dollars in cash and airline tickets from undercover agents posing as businessmen, according to court documents. Cannon agreed to plead guilty to a single count of honest services wire fraud, which carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to documents filed Monday at U.S. District Court. Cannon was set to appear Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge David Cayer. Cannon, 47, was arrested March 26 and the Democrat resigned...
  • Liberal Austin homeowners surprised to find they have to pay all the taxes they voted for

    06/02/2014 7:18:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    NIMBY, literally. “I’m at the breaking point,” said Gretchen Gardner, an Austin artist who bought a 1930s bungalow in the Bouldin neighborhood just south of downtown in 1991 and has watched her property tax bill soar to $8,500 this year.“It’s not because I don’t like paying taxes,” said Gardner, who attended both meetings. “I have voted for every park, every library, all the school improvements, for light rail, for anything that will make this city better. But now I can’t afford to live here anymore. I’ll protest my appraisal notice, but that’s not enough. Someone needs to step in...
  • Seattle to enact $15 minimum wage

    06/02/2014 5:18:57 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 106 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 2, 2014 | Reid Wilson
    The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, equaling the highest minimum wage in the nation. The law will phase in the higher wages over a three- to seven-year window, depending on the size of a company. Corporations that employ more than 500 workers will have to pay $15 an hour by 2017 if their employees don’t receive company-paid health care. Smaller businesses can wait until 2019 to reach the higher rate. All workers will receive the highest wage by 2021. “The people who work for a living have basically seen no...
  • New York Times Survey Lists Minneapolis As LGBT Travel Hot Spot

    05/31/2014 5:54:17 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 45 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 5/31/14 | WCCO staff
    After Minnesota became one of the first states in the Midwest to legalize same-sex marriage, it became a new travel ‘hot-spot.’ According to the New York Times, Minneapolis is now on the list of “up and coming LGBT” places to visit, especially with the Pride celebration coming up. New York Times completed the survey after talking with gay and lesbian travel experts. It estimates the annual economic impact of LGBT travelers to be about $70 billion a year in the United States. Other cities on the hot spot list include Eureka Springs, Arkansas, the Big Island on Hawaii, and Pittsburgh.