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  • 'Long-simmering' tension at South High leads to 'all-out brawl'

    02/15/2013 5:40:09 AM PST · by crosshairs · 109 replies
    MinnPost ^ | 2/15/13 | Brian Lambert
    That “all-out brawl” at South High in Minneapolis got coverage from virtually every local outlet. At WCCO-TV, Esme Murphy reports: “Twelve people complained that they had been sprayed with mace. Police at the scene said they had to use chemical agent to get the crowd under control as they were being pelted with objects as they tried to break things up. … [One student] said the fights were over pride. ‘I know it’s a pride thing between Muslims and black people,’ she said. ‘They want their pride back for something. I don’t know.’ She also said ‘boys were hitting girls’...
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    02/02/2013 12:59:57 PM PST · by crosshairs · 49 replies
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    02/01/2013 6:23:43 PM PST · by crosshairs · 47 replies
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    02/01/2013 5:59:26 AM PST · by crosshairs · 23 replies
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    01/29/2013 3:04:42 PM PST · by crosshairs · 25 replies
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    01/24/2013 12:43:40 PM PST · by crosshairs · 29 replies
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    01/21/2013 5:43:22 PM PST · by crosshairs · 25 replies
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    01/21/2013 11:08:23 AM PST · by crosshairs · 46 replies
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    01/16/2013 11:58:44 AM PST · by crosshairs · 23 replies
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    01/14/2013 5:56:44 PM PST · by crosshairs · 44 replies
  • Robbers assault 2 hostages at Los Angeles store

    01/11/2013 4:15:10 PM PST · by crosshairs · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/11/13 | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Employees were closing up at a mall department store and preparing to go home when two gunmen stormed inside and took them hostage. The thugs stabbed one of the 14 Nordstrom Rack employees and sexually assaulted another before SWAT officers freed everyone early Friday, more than three hours after the ordeal began. It was unclear whether the gunmen stole anything before fleeing the store located near Los Angeles International Airport. Both remained at large. The harrowing incident began about 11 p.m. Thursday, when a man reported his girlfriend had called to say gunmen were in the...
  • Social Security deduction for 1st check of 2013 (Vanity)

    01/08/2013 10:20:40 AM PST · by crosshairs · 31 replies
    I was wondering why my paycheck was so much less for the first check of the new year and started looking at the deductions and saw that the amount taken out for Social Security tax went up 50%. WTH! I guess we have to fund all the lazy bastards who have gone on SSDI in the last year.
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    01/05/2013 6:23:12 AM PST · by crosshairs · 25 replies
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    01/03/2013 7:03:59 PM PST · by crosshairs · 33 replies
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    01/03/2013 1:59:07 PM PST · by crosshairs · 17 replies
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    12/31/2012 5:41:29 PM PST · by crosshairs · 50 replies
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    12/26/2012 2:18:28 PM PST · by crosshairs · 59 replies
  • Michelle to Remain in Hawaii, Costing Taxpayers Over $100K

    12/26/2012 7:08:35 AM PST · by crosshairs · 41 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 12/26/12 | Keith Koffler
    President Obama will return to Washington from Hawaii Thursday while First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters plan to continue their vacation, adding at least $100,000 and probably more than $200,000 to taxpayer costs for the excursion. Instead of accompanying her husband home on Air Force One, Mrs. Obama will fly on her own Air Force jet at a later date and require security and staff to remain in place in Hawaii for the length of her stay, which reportedly could extend until January 6. The White House does not reveal the price tag for the Obamas’ vacations. But an...
  • Study: Facebook Could Cause Obesity

    12/24/2012 2:13:37 PM PST · by crosshairs · 10 replies
    ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) - Researchers at Columbia University have learned that using Facebook may be tied to obesity, due to the negative eating habits that could result from frequent visitation of social networking sites. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, obesity is a problem for approximately 35 percent of all American adults – a number that is reportedly rising with each passing year. The study, led by Keith Wilcox, Ph.D., surveyed almost 500 people about their Internet use, specifically as it pertained to Facebook, Men’s Health is reporting. Of the 470 participants asked, those who...
  • Rush For Shoes At Texas Mall Ends With Pepper Spray

    12/22/2012 7:29:44 AM PST · by crosshairs · 42 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 12/21/12 | unknown
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A Fort Worth shoe store may think better of its first-come-first-serve policy after a small riot occurred surrounding the release of the new Retro Air Jordan shoes. The Shoe Palace at Hulen Mall decided to let people line up to buy the shoes. A line formed around 5:00 a.m. and at one point the pushing and shoving in the crowd knocked over a couple police officers working as security. “At that point the mall security officer sprayed a short burst of mace (pepper spray) into the crowd,” Fort Worth police Sergeant Pedro Criado explained. “The Fort...
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    12/21/2012 2:24:38 PM PST · by crosshairs · 23 replies
  • Republicans put squeeze on Obama in "fiscal cliff" talks

    12/19/2012 6:30:29 AM PST · by crosshairs · 39 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 12/19/12 | Thomas Ferraro and Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Frustrated by their inability to wring more "fiscal cliff" concessions out of President Barack Obama, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives announced Tuesday night that they expect to pass their own tax bill as a backup plan to avert the tax hikes and automatic budget cuts set to occur in January. No one expects the bill, which would extend low tax rates except on income of $1 million and above, to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate. President Barack Obama's latest position puts the threshold for income tax hikes at $400,000. While the move, called "Plan B" by...
  • Bloomberg: Obama Must Take 'Immediate Action' Against Guns

    12/15/2012 5:41:48 AM PST · by crosshairs · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/14/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an ardent gun control advocate, moved to politicize the monstrous school shooting in Connecticut, issuing the following statement: With all the carnage from gun violence in our country, it’s still almost impossible to believe that a mass shooting in a kindergarten class could happen. It has come to that. Not even kindergarteners learning their A,B,Cs are safe. We heard after Columbine that it was too soon to talk about gun laws. We heard it after Virginia Tech. After Tucson and Aurora and Oak Creek. And now we are hearing it again. For every...
  • Belafonte’s Advice to Obama: Imprison Opposition “Like a Third World Dictator” (Video)

    12/13/2012 7:51:17 AM PST · by crosshairs · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/12/12 | Jim Hoft
    Enlightened Marxist Harry Belafonte was on with pal Al Sharpton this week. His advice for Obama was to imprison opposition like a “third world dictator.”
  • Obama's official inauguration will be private

    12/06/2012 1:24:02 PM PST · by crosshairs · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Stephen Dinan
    Because next year's inauguration falls on a Sunday, President Obama will hold only a small, private swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, and will hold a big public redo the next day. The Inaugural Committee announced Thursday that activities will last three days: a day of service on Saturday, the small private ceremony on Sunday, and the public swearing-in, parade and balls on Monday. The committee said that the small ceremony is a tradition for inaugurations that fall on Sundays. It will be the second time Mr. Obama has had two swearing-in ceremonies, after Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. botched...
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    12/06/2012 10:49:09 AM PST · by crosshairs · 22 replies
  • Cadet quits, cites overt religion at West Point

    12/06/2012 8:21:03 AM PST · by crosshairs · 88 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/5/12 | Michael Hill
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A cadet quitting West Point less than six months before graduation says he could no longer be part of a culture that promotes prayers and religious activities and disrespects nonreligious cadets. Blake Page announced his decision to quit the U.S. Military Academy this week in a much-discussed online post that echoed the sentiments of soldiers and airmen at other military installations. The 24-year-old told The Associated Press that a determination this semester that he could not become an officer because of clinical depression played a role in his public protest against what he calls the unconstitutional...
  • Boehner ousts Huelskamp from agriculture and budget committees

    12/05/2012 6:53:28 AM PST · by crosshairs · 28 replies
    Wichita Eage ^ | 12/4/12 | Dan Voorhis
    Republican leaders in the U.S. House kicked U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp off the House Agriculture and House Budget committees this week – a move that dismayed many in the state’s powerful agriculture sector. In a statement on his congressional website, Huelskamp, R-Fowler, said he was given “limited explanation for his removal,” but that his “consistent, principled, and conservative votes have riled the GOP Establishment.” House Speaker John Boehner, in the midst of critical budget negotiations over the “fiscal cliff,” removed other conservatives from their committee posts as well – Justin Amash of Michigan from the House budget committee, and Reps....
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    12/04/2012 5:46:47 AM PST · by crosshairs · 37 replies
  • Feeling Hopeful, More Becoming Entrepreneurs (Bizarro World Alert)

    11/29/2012 1:11:18 PM PST · by crosshairs · 31 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 11/29/12 | unknown
    In a sign that more Americans are feeling upbeat about their economic prospects, more people were running or starting new businesses in 2011 - the highest level since 2005, according to a study released Thursday. More than 29 million Americans were engaged in entrepreneurship last year - a 60 percent gain from 2010, according to a report issued by Babson College and Baruch College. And nearly 40 percent of these entrepreneurs are expected to create more than five new jobs during the next five years. "There is renewed interest in entrepreneurship," said Donna J. Kelley, associate professor of Entrepreneurship at...
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    11/20/2012 9:48:09 AM PST · by crosshairs · 18 replies
  • Obama Consults With MSNBC Host Al Sharpton, and Other 'Civil Rights Leaders,' on Fiscal Talks

    11/17/2012 10:06:21 AM PST · by crosshairs · 28 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/16/12 | Daniel Halper
    This afternoon, President Barack Obama consulted with MSNBC host Al Sharpton, who's also assicated with the National Action Network (NAN), about the fiscal talks between the White House and Congress. At the same meeting, Obama also consulted with other "leaders of civil rights and civic organizations." Via the pool report: President Obama and Vice President Biden met with leaders of civil rights and civic organizations to discuss negotiations over how to avoid the fiscal cliff. The meeting lasted over an hour, and participants spoke to reporters outside the West Wing after they wrapped up. Per the White House, expected attendees...
  • Cessna contracts with China company to build jets

    11/15/2012 10:22:27 AM PST · by crosshairs · 8 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 9/15/12 | Molly McMillin
    Cessna Aircraft has signed a contract with China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co. (CAIGA) to form a joint venture company to conduct final assembly of Cessna Citation XLS+ business jets in China for the Chinese market. Cessna’s relationship with CAIGA “taps into what is expected to be the highest growth aviation market during the coming decade,” Cessna said in a statement. Formation of the company is subject to various government approvals. “It’s so exciting,” Cessna spokeswoman Stephanie Harder said of the agreement. Currently she said no Citation XLS+ airplanes operate in China. Cessna remains close to signing a similar arrangement...
  • Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with cost of legislation

    11/15/2012 6:19:04 AM PST · by crosshairs · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9/15/12 | James Nye
    President Obama's election victory ensured his Affordable Care Act would remain the centerpiece of his first term in power - but that has left some business owners baulking at the extra cost Obamcare will bring. Florida based restaurant boss John Metz, who runs approximately 40 Denny's and owns the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise has decided to offset that by adding a five percent surcharge to customers' bills and will reduce his employees' hours. With Obamacare due to be fully implemented in January 2014, Metz has justified his move by claiming it is 'the only alternative. I've got to pass...
  • Please Sober Up

    11/14/2012 7:50:26 AM PST · by crosshairs · 11 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 9/26/12 | Tim Cameron
    2 Peter 3:3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” I sincerely think there are thousands upon thousands of us that are drunk on the Kool-Aid that this is a normal time in our lives. Despite the many dark an ominous signs to the contrary, there is something in us that wants to cling to a hope that this world is going to...
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    10/23/2012 10:16:52 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 45 replies
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr: What Must Be Done to Bolster the U.S. Economy

    10/23/2012 7:26:23 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 18 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 10/23/12 | Henry Blodget
    One of the most important issues in this year's election is energy. Our ongoing addiction to Mideast oil leaves us dependent on countries that are often unstable and hostile. Developing our own domestic energy resources and investing in renewable energy lessens this dependence. It also has the potential to create jobs and improve our trade deficit. The two presidential candidates have laid out energy plans that sound similar: both President Obama and Governor Romney want to continue to develop domestic energy resources, including renewable energy, with the aim of making the U.S. less dependent on foreign oil. But according to...
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    10/17/2012 5:49:09 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 51 replies
  • Cleveland Bus Driver Suspended After Decking Unruly Female Rider With Brutal Bolo Punch

    10/12/2012 10:46:10 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 86 replies
    Smoking Gun ^ | unknown
    A Cleveland municipal bus driver has been suspended after video surfaced this week showing him decking a mouthy female rider with a bolo punch. The confrontation between the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) worker and the unidentified woman was apparently filmed by another rider. It is unclear from the above clip, however, what triggered the dispute. [WARNING: The video is peppered with curse words and racial slurs.] The driver of bus 2802 leaves his seat after the woman appears to strike him. "You going to jail now," the driver says twice before throwing an uppercut that knocks the woman...
  • After the election when he has more flexibility (Vanity)

    10/08/2012 6:45:39 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 6 replies
    Since Barry has telegraphed to all of our enemies that he will have more flexibility after the election, it occurred to me that this means win OR lose. If he can't steal the election, what might he do in that two months between election and new president, that he has promised our enemies?
  • VIDEO: Teens Laugh While Recording Violent Beating Of Woman In Chester

    09/28/2012 10:11:51 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 62 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | 9/27/12 | unknown
    CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — A group of teens violently attacked a mentally challenged woman at random in Chester and recorded the entire incident on tape. During the vicious attack, which was later posted on Facebook, the teens could be heard screaming obscenities and even laughing. Police say on Thursday morning, an anonymous Chester resident alerted police of the taped incident that was apparently posted on Facebook. The video starts as the group of teen girls are walking down Morton Avenue. Several seconds into the video, one of the girls casually walks up to the 48-year-old victim, who was sitting on...
  • Hopkins Doctors Grow New Ear On Woman’s Arm

    09/27/2012 4:01:54 PM PDT · by crosshairs · 21 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 9/26/12 | unknown
    Reporting Derek Valcourt Filed under Health, Local, News, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Watch + Listen Related tags Ear, Hospital, Johns Hopkins, Johns Hopkins Ear, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Sherrie HWalters. Trending Popular Entertainment Photo Galleries Car Snapped: Celebrities Caught On The Go Celebrity Twins Notable Deaths Of 2012 All-Time Father-Son Celebrity Duos 25 Downs: NFL Injuries Over The Years » More Photo Galleries BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Johns Hopkins doctors are once again making history–this time by using a woman’s own tissue to build her a new ear. Derek Valcourt explains with doctors’ help, her own body has replaced what an aggressive...
  • Michelle Obama to Congressional Black Caucus: "our journey is far, far from finished" Transcript

    09/24/2012 10:24:50 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 9/22/12 | Lynn Sweet
    MRS. OBAMA: Thank you so much. (Applause.) Thank you. It is truly a pleasure and an honor to be here with all of you tonight. Thank you so much for having me. I want to start by thanking Congressman Cleaver and Shuanise Washington for their outstanding work and for their introduction. I also want to recognize your terrific CBC Foundation President and CEO, Elsie Scott. (Applause.) And of course, I want to congratulate this year's Phoenix Award winners -- Attorney General Holder, Congresswoman Brown, Mayor Gantt, and George Lucas. Thank you all for your outstanding contributions to our nation, and...
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    09/21/2012 12:34:25 PM PDT · by crosshairs · 50 replies
  • House panel set to clear Rep. Maxine Waters of ethics charges (Take that you racist crackas)

    09/21/2012 10:28:23 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/21/12 | Jordy Yager
    The House Ethics Committee has completed a report clearing Rep. Maxine Waters of all ethics charges after nearly three years of investigating the California Democrat. At a rare public hearing for Waters on Friday, members of the secretive Ethics panel said they were prepared to issue a report finding the lawmaker innocent of allegations that she tried to secure federal money during the financial crisis for a bank in which her husband owned stock. Waters cannot be formally cleared until the panel concludes its hearing and votes on its report. The panel is also considering the fate of WatersÂ’s chief...
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    09/20/2012 6:34:51 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 47 replies
  • Tim Tebow: ‘I Haven’t Ruled Out’ Running For Office Once Through With Football (Freep the poll)

    09/18/2012 12:41:54 PM PDT · by crosshairs · 42 replies
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Tim Tebow may one day take his “Wildcat” offense to another field entirely: politics. The most talked about player in football said in an interview that once he’s done with football he’ll “at least look at and consider one day” a run for office. “I haven’t ruled it out. Whatever avenue I feel like I can make a difference in, I’d love to do,” the Jets’ backup quarterback told ESPN New York. “I haven’t ruled out anything like that. It won’t be anytime soon in my future, but it’ll be something I’ll at least look at...
  • Democrats set to move Obama's big speech

    09/04/2012 9:41:39 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/4/12 | Toby Harnden
    Democrats are poised to avoid the danger of President Barack Obama accepting his party’s nomination before a partially-empty stadium by shifting his speech to an indoor arena and citing ‘severe weather’. The Obama campaign have been working desperately to ensure that the 74,000-seater Bank of America stadium in Charlotte would be filled. Buses for students from across North Carolina and even members of black churches in neighboring South Carolina have been arranged.
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    09/04/2012 5:56:36 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 25 replies