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  • Lawyer representing United passenger takes on American Airlines

    04/24/2017 12:56:15 PM PDT · by Ken H · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 24, 2017 | Alana Wise
    The lawyer representing Dr. David Dao, who was dragged from a United Airlines plane, said he will also represent a woman whose clash with an American Airlines flight attendant went viral over the weekend. Thomas Demetrio told CNBC on Monday that he will represent both passengers whose recent confrontations with airline and airport employees sparked global outrage and prompted a nationwide conversation over U.S. carriers' treatment of passengers.
  • Video of Cop [fatally]Shooting Retired Librarian during “Shoot/Don’t Shoot” Training

    04/23/2017 5:46:19 PM PDT · by Ken H · 52 replies
    You Tube (WINK news) ^ | April 20, 2017 | n/a
    Happened last August. Video just released.Husband says he was not allowed to ride in ambulance with his wife, then directed to wrong hospital. The 73 year-old librarian died in the ambulance according to WINK.
  • Cop laughed as man was dragged off flight: witness [United Airlines]

    04/17/2017 9:45:28 AM PDT · by Ken H · 121 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 13, 2017 | Natalie Musumeci
    A passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 3411 said that one of the three officers who dragged a Kentucky doctor off the plane was “laughing” during the chaotic episode. In a “Letter to the Editor” published in the Chicago Tribune this week, Louisville, Kentucky, resident Jason Powell wrote how he was a witness to the Sunday incident that involved David Dao, 69, being physically dragged off a full flight before takeoff at O’Hare Airport. “The disgusting mishandling of the situation included everyone from the rude ticket agent who demanded that this man give up his seat on the flight … to...
  • DEA Seized $4 Billion From People Since 2007. Most Were Never Charged with a Crime

    03/29/2017 8:02:15 PM PDT · by Ken H · 27 replies
    Reason ^ | March 29, 2017 | C.J. Ciaramella
    The Drug Enforcement Administration seized more than $4 billion in cash from people suspected of drug activity over the last decade, but $3.2 billion of those seizures were never connected to any criminal charges. A report by the Justice Department Inspector General released Wednesday found that the DEA's gargantuan amount of cash seizures often didn't relate to any ongoing criminal investigations, and 82 percent of seizures it reviewed ended up being settled administratively—that is, without any judicial review—raising civil liberties concerns. In total, the Inspector General reports the DEA seized $4.15 billion in cash since 2007, accounting for 80 percent...
  • Supreme Court Justice Slams Civil Forfeiture (Clarence Thomas)

    03/18/2017 12:55:10 PM PDT · by Ken H · 29 replies
    the Newspaper ^ | 03/08/2017 | n/a
    Justice Clarence Thomas questions the constitutionality of taking property from motorists with civil procedures. The idea that the government can take away someone's car or cash without due process offends at least one member of the US Supreme Court. In a statement Monday, Justice Clarence Thomas called on his colleagues to revisit civil asset forfeiture, the process that allows prosecutors to go after assets allegedly linked in some way to a crime. The justice argued the system has been widely abused. "Civil proceedings often lack certain procedural protections that accompany criminal proceedings, such as the right to a jury trial...
  • STATEMENT REGARDING TRUMP’S CLAIM OF ILLEGAL VOTING (True the Vote press release)

    11/28/2016 9:35:55 AM PST · by Ken H · 33 replies
    True the Vote ^ | Nov 28, 2016 | n.a.
    HOUSTON, TX. – November 27, 2016: True the Vote (TTV), the nation's leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, today released a statement with respect to President-Elect Donald Trump’s claim that “millions” of individuals illegally voted in the 2016 Election. “True the Vote absolutely supports President-elect Trump’s recent comment about the impact of illegal voting, as reflected in the national popular vote. We are still collecting data and will be for several months, but our intent is to publish a comprehensive study on the significant impact of illegal voting in all of its many forms and begin a national discussion...
  • Nigel Farage is excited by a Donald Trump Presidency (BBC Interview Election Night)

    11/10/2016 1:42:23 AM PST · by Ken H · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 08, 2016 | RobinHoodUKIP
    Nigel Farage on what a Trump victory would would mean for the Republican party, NATO and Britain. Interviewer: 'In what way would Donald Trump be good for the United Kingdom?' Farage: "Donald Trump likes the United Kingdom." Very insightful and entertaining. I believe this was conducted around 8pm eastern, before the outcome was known.
  • Anthony Weiner could soon be indicted in sexting scandal

    10/21/2016 4:01:13 AM PDT · by Ken H · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 18, 2016 | Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Horndog ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner’s seemingly uncontrollable urge to sext could soon get him indicted, as a federal grand jury mulls charges over his online encounters with an underage girl. The grand jury is expected to begin hearing evidence about the ousted pol’s explicit communications with the out-of-state teen by the end of the month, a law-enforcement source told The Post on Tuesday. Legal experts have said Weiner’s latest sexting scandal could get him slapped with a federal charge of sexual exploitation of children, which carries a minimum of 15 years in the slammer and a maximum of 30.
  • WBZ-UMass Poll Shows ‘Shocking’ Enthusiasm Gap For Hillary Clinton

    09/30/2016 3:38:12 PM PDT · by Ken H · 31 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | Sept 26,2016 | Jon Keller
    BOSTON (CBS) – As we head into Monday night’s first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, a new WBZ-TV, WBZ NewsRadio, UMass Amherst Poll of 700 likely Massachusetts voters has good news – and bad news – for Clinton. The good news – in a state that hasn’t gone Republican in a presidential election in 32 years, she’s leading by double-digits among likely voters. The bad news – her 13-point margin in our poll is surprisingly weak given the state’s deep-blue status and past voting history. Barack Obama carried Massachusetts by a 23-point margin in 2012, and a 25-point...
  • Opinion: Feds Divert Yet More Motorist Money Into Trolleys

    09/22/2016 4:22:31 PM PDT · by Ken H · 29 replies
    theNewspaper ^ | Sept. 21, 2016 | n/a
    Feds spend $1 billion on trolley in San Diego, California. Washington, DC trolley costs taxpayers $9.50 per ride. The US Department of Transportation last week announced it would send $1 billion in cash raised from gasoline taxes to subsidize the construction of an old-fashioned trolley in San Diego, California. Around the country, the return of this Civil War-era technology has generated controversy over the costs involved. Federal officials have responded by giving priority to projects in the most exciting locations. "The beautiful weather and strong job market have long made San Diego one of America's most desirable and fastest-growing metro...
  • Odd event taking place outside involving fire dept (vanity)

    08/31/2016 12:07:45 AM PDT · by Ken H · 81 replies
    Aug 31, 2016 | moi
    There's been a single fire truck parked on the street between my house and the one across the street for about 30 minutes. (It did not come lights and siren, btw) They've been shining lights in the bushes and trees in my neighbor's yard across the street, but not in mine. I also saw several fire fighters fanned out, walking slowly on the street and scanning it with their flashlights. No police or ambulance have shown up, just the single truck. As I post this, the truck is still there, but I don't see any activity now. It's a mystery.
  • USC Dornsife / LA Times Presidential Election Poll (T-44.0 C-43.6)

    08/29/2016 2:40:05 AM PDT · by Ken H · 18 replies
    USC Dornsife / LA Times ^ | Aug 29, 2016 | n/a
    Latest release
  • Washington’s plans for pot research going forward, despite federal rules

    08/27/2016 3:26:40 PM PDT · by Ken H · 18 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | August 19, 2016 | Melissa Santos
    Washington state is moving ahead with its plans to allow scientific research of marijuana, sidestepping federal rules that critics say have hampered study of the drug for decades. The state has a new marijuana research license that will allow laboratories to grow marijuana for scientific study. State officials expect to start accepting applications for the new license by January.
  • USC Dornsife / LA Times Presidential Election 'Daybreak' Poll, Aug 24 => C-44.3 T-44.0

    08/25/2016 3:25:57 AM PDT · by Ken H · 5 replies
    cesrusc.org ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | n/a
    Aug 23 => C-45.3 T-43.2
  • Latest USC Dornsife / LA Times Presidential Election Poll Aug 17 => HC-44.0; DT-43.4

    08/18/2016 3:19:56 AM PDT · by Ken H · 89 replies
    USC Dornsife/LA Times ^ | Aug 18, 2016 | n/a
    Aug 16 => HC 44.3; DT 43.2 Trending favorably the last few days.
  • Republican support for legal marijuana hits a new high (45%-42%)

    08/11/2016 3:07:14 PM PDT · by Ken H · 83 replies
    YouGov ^ | July 21, 2016 | n/a
    For the first time Republicans narrowly support legalizing marijuana YouGov's latest research shows that most Americans still support legalization of marijuana, and that support for legalization has increased slightly, from 52% in December 2015 to 55% today. Most of this change is a result of changing attitudes among Republicans. In fact, for the first time, Republicans narrowly tend to support legalization, 45% to 42%.
  • Coast to Coast AM: "Gun Rights" with John R Lott (More Guns, Less Crime)

    08/09/2016 8:14:47 PM PDT · by Ken H · 7 replies
    Coast to Coast AM ^ | Aug 09, 2016 | n/a
    Economist and gun rights advocate John Lott believes that Americans have been bombarded by well-funded anti-gun studies and stories that perpetuate false statistics to frighten Americans into giving up their guns. He claims that when it comes to the gun control debate, there are two kinds of data: data that's accurate, and data that billionaires, politicians, and media want you to believe is accurate. He'll argue that gun licenses and background checks don’t stop crime and "gun-free" zones actually attract mass shooters. Books: The War on Guns The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You've Heard About Gun Control Is...
  • FBI background checks surge in June (record-setting gun sales)

    07/16/2016 11:21:59 PM PDT · by Ken H · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | July 05, 2016 | Aaron Smith
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted more than 2.1 million background checks in June 2016, compared to about 1.5 million in June 2015. That's an increase of about 40%. This means that 2016 is on track to break last year's record for background checks. The FBI conducted 13,829,491 background checks in the first half of this year. Last year's tally for the entire year was 23,141,970.
  • GOP Primary Turnout Up 62% This Year – Dem Primary Turnout Down 21% This Year

    07/05/2016 6:44:48 AM PDT · by Ken H · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 04, 2016 | Him Hoft
    This ought to keep Democrats up late at night. Despite the constant negative press by the liberal media, Republicans are coming off a historic primary season. Republican turnout was up 62% this year. Democratic turnout was down 21% this year. Despite her tight race with Socialist Bernie Sanders Hillary Clinton received 1,019,237 fewer votes this year than in 2008. DEMOCRAT PARTY TURNOUT– ** In 2008 there were 38,111,341 Democrat votes in the primary. In 2016 there were 29,939,251 votes. A net decrease of 8,172,090 (-21%). REPUBLICAN PARTY TURNOUT– ** In 2012 there were 19,214,513 Republican votes in the primary. In...
  • Monica Crowley on Huma Abedin; Lynch/Clinton Meeting; Benghazi; Trump & the Battlegrounds (Podcast)

    06/29/2016 11:14:05 PM PDT · by Ken H · 25 replies
    John Batchelor Show ^ | June 29, 2016 | Monica Crowley
    Unedited title: Huma Abedin Cannot Recall HRC Deleting. Loretta Lynch Chances Upon Bill Clinton in Phoenix. Trump & the Battlegrounds. @MonicaCrowley, Fox News. https://player.fm/series/the-john-batchelor-show-96788/huma-abedin-cannot-recall-hrc-deleting-loretta-lynch-chances-upon-bill-clinton-in-phoenix-trump-the-battlegrounds-monicacrowley-fox-news