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  • Who pushed the button? Anger in Hawaii over Civil Defense bungle that told terrified islanders a...

    01/13/2018 5:07:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 106 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Jan 13, 2018 | Keith Griffith and Jennifer Smith For
    FULL TITLE: Who pushed the button? Anger in Hawaii over Civil Defense bungle that told terrified islanders a MISSILE was rocketing towards them causing thousands to flee to bomb shelters and pray for their lives Anger is spreading in Hawaii after a Civil Defense bungle on Saturday morning, when a mistaken alert warning of an inbound ballistic missile sent thousands fleeing for shelter. Panicked Hawaiians ran for their lives and even lowered loved ones through manhole covers after receiving the alert at 8.07am local time. It read: 'BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A...
  • Chelsea Manning to run for US Senate: Transgender former soldier who leaked classified data to...

    01/13/2018 2:40:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 53 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | Reuters and Chris Spargo For
    FULL TITLE: Chelsea Manning to run for US Senate: Transgender former soldier who leaked classified data to WikiLeaks is seeking Democratic nomination in Maryland Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in military prison for leaking classified data, is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in Maryland, according to Federal election filings seen on Saturday. Manning, who was granted clemency by former U.S. President Barack Obama, was released in May from a U.S. military prison in Kansas where she had been serving time for passing secrets to the WikiLeaks website in the...
  • Whoopi Goldberg Complains President Trump is “Actively Trying to Kill The Press Off!”

    01/12/2018 9:46:37 AM PST · by Morgana · 58 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jan 11, 2018 | Kristine Marsh
    Thursday on ABC’s The View, co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar sparred with co-host Meghan McCain and guest host, actress and singer Keke Palmer, over the trustworthiness of the media. Behar and Hostin complained that no one trusted the media anymore, when they were only trying to give “the truth” and “the facts.” Hostin compared Trump to a “dictator” while Whoopi Goldberg hyperbolically added, we’ve never had a president that was “actively trying to kill the press off” like Trump. The discussion began after Whoopi announced Trump wanted to make America’s libel laws easier for people to sue media organizations,...
  • Women's March ditches pink 'p***yhats' - because they're exclusionary and racist against brown...

    01/12/2018 9:15:25 AM PST · by Morgana · 41 replies
    Herman Cain ^ | Jan 11, 2018 | Robert Laurie
    FULL TITLE: Women's March ditches pink 'p***yhats' - because they're exclusionary and racist against brown genitals No, we're not making this up. There are plenty of good reasons not to wear a pink pussyhat. No one really needs a list of them, because "they look utterly ridiculous" should suffice. People who wear them look like complete morons, they aren't taken seriously, and that undermines their cause. Even if I were to suspend disbelief and buy into the idea that the "Women's March" was honestly about meaningful women's issues - and not just a catch-all for a collection of socialist Cause...
  • Doreen Tracey, original Mouseketeer who found a second career with Frank Zappa, dies at 74

    01/12/2018 7:53:37 AM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    la times ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | steve marble
    Doreen Tracey, one of the original Mouseketeers on Disney’s popular after-school program “The Mickey Mouse Club” and later an associate of avante-garde composer and musician Frank Zappa, has died. She was 74. Tracey, who long described herself as the “black sheep” of the 1950s children’s show, died Wednesday while being treated for pneumonia at a hospital in Thousand Oaks. A bubbly child and Type A personality, Tracey was featured on “The Mickey Mouse Club” during the entirety of its original 1955-59 run on ABC. The show lived on in syndication and she maintained a lifelong association with Disney, appearing in...
  • Trump asks lawmakers in Oval Office immigration meeting: 'Why are we having all these people...

    01/11/2018 8:04:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Jan 11, 2018 | David Martosko, Us Political Editor For
    full title: Trump asks lawmakers in Oval Office immigration meeting: 'Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?' then says he'd welcome arrivals from Norway President Donald Trump, frustrated with America's continued responsibility for immigrants fleeing Third World natural disasters, asked members of Congress Thursday in vulgar terms why the United States had to shoulder such a burden. 'Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?' Trump said, according to two people who were briefed on the meeting and then leaked the comment to The Washington Post. Trump was reportedly speaking about...
  • ***WATCH LIVE*** ULA Delta IV NROL-47 Rocket Launch

    01/11/2018 3:47:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    23 ABC News | KERO ^ | Jan 11, 2018 | 23 ABC News | KERO
    ***WATCH LIVE*** ULA Delta IV NROL-47 Rocket Launch
  • Man captures video of "patient dumping" outside Baltimore hospital

    01/11/2018 1:21:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | Jan 10, 2018 | Jeff Pegues
    BALTIMORE -- Overnight, Imamu Baraka was walking past a Baltimore hospital when he noticed something he says he'll never forget. The hospital's security guards had just wheeled a patient to a bus stop, and in the freezing temperatures they left her there. The only thing she had on was a hospital gown. "It's about 30 degrees out here right now," Baraka says in a recording of the encounter. "Are you OK, ma'am? Do you need me to call the police?" he asks. It's called "patient dumping" and it doesn't just happen in Baltimore. In 2007, "60 Minutes" investigated the practice...
  • Illinois Bill Would Make It 4th State to Ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

    01/11/2018 10:23:08 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jan 10, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Two Illinois lawmakers hope to make their state the next one to protect unborn babies with Down syndrome from discriminatory abortions. The Journal Star reports Republican state Reps. Allen Skillicorn, of Crystal Lake, and Thomas Morrison, of Palatine, introduced state House Bill 4210 last week to prohibit abortions on unborn babies solely because of a Down syndrome diagnosis. Doctors who violate the law could face a class 4 felony or loss of medical license. Women who seek abortions would not be penalized. “All life is precious and unique, including children with Down syndrome,” Skillicorn said. “They are not second-class citizens.”...
  • 'Zodiac' detective, who was model for 'Dirty Harry,' dead at 86

    01/11/2018 4:30:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | Jan 11, 2018 | Stephen Sorace | Fox News
    Dave Toschi, the lead detective in San Francisco's unsolved Zodiac serial-killer case of the 1960s and ‘70s, and who served as the model for charaClint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" movie character, has died at age 86. Toschi died Saturday at his home in San Francisco after a prolonged illness, his daughter Linda Toschi-Chambers told the San Francisco Chronicle. Toschi's investigation into the Zodiac case began with the shooting death of a San Francisco cab driver in 1969. He was taken off the case nine years later after acknowledging he wrote and mailed anonymous fan letters to the Chronicle applauding his own...
  • Deaths threats cause school board lockdown after teacher was handcuffed in video - while...

    01/10/2018 3:44:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Jan 10, 2018 | Mollie Cahillane and James Gordon For
    FULL TITLE: Deaths threats cause school board lockdown after teacher was handcuffed in video - while superintendent DEFENDS the $38,000 raise that started the scuffle A Louisiana school board's office went on temporary lockdown after getting death threats from around the world in response to widely viewed video of a teacher screaming while being handcuffed at a school board meeting. The threats have come from as far away as South America, Australia and England, as well as other U.S. states, Vermilion Parish School Board President Anthony Fontana told The Advertiser. He said they've been reported to the FBI and local...
  • This girl had so many burns that her toe fell off. Her mom said it was from a bath, cops say

    01/10/2018 3:17:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 53 replies
    miami herald ^ | Jan 10, 2018 | Josh Magness
    Right before he turned himself in on a warrant, Kyle Barrett said he got one last moment with his 4-year-old daughter Gabrielle. “I got to give her a kiss and a hug and say I loved her,” he told the Detroit Free Press. It would be the last time the 26-year-old from Sumpter Township, Michigan, would ever see his daughter alive. Police say they found Gabrielle unresponsive on Jan. 1 just before 11 a.m. with burns and bruises covering her body, according to Michigan Live. The girl, who family members were performing CPR on when officers arrived, was pronounced dead...
  • Medical examiner says Erica Parsons died from 'homicidal violence'

    01/10/2018 1:29:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    WSOCTV ^ | Jan 10, 2018 | Allison Latos , Joe Bruno
    ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. - It's been more than six years since Rowan County teenager Erica Parsons was last seen alive, and following the release of her heartbreaking autopsy report, the district attorney is one step closer to filing charges against her adoptive parents. The Rowan County Sheriff's Office told Channel 9 that Erica's adoptive parents, Sandy and Casey Parsons, will likely face new criminal charges but that it could take months. Erica Parsons was last seen in November 2011, when she was 13, but was not reported missing until July 2013 by her adopted brother. Her adoptive parents, Casey and...
  • Facebook Takes Down 'Warriors for Christ' Page Citing Policy on Bullying, Hate Speech

    01/10/2018 12:56:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    CHRISTIAN POST ^ | Jan 10, 2018 | Samuel Smith , CP Reporter |
    Facebook has unpublished the Facebook page associated with the pre-denominational Christian ministry "Warriors for Christ," an organization that opposes homosexuality and abortion, on grounds that it violated its community standards on bullying and hate speech. Warriors for Christ, a West Virginia-based ministry that stands unapologetically opposed to all sinful behavior, no longer has access to its main Facebook page that had over 225,000 followers. The main Warriors for Christ Facebook page, which is often used to post memes that lash out against society's embrace of things like LGBT rights and abortion, and is used to facilitate the organization's video ministry...
  • Feds raid 7-Eleven stores in immigration bust

    01/10/2018 12:40:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    thehill ^ | Jan 10, 2018 | Brett Samuels -
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents targeted dozens of 7-Eleven stores early Wednesday morning, arresting 21 people in a nationwide immigration sweep, the agency said in a statement. ICE agents targeted 98 stores in Washington, D.C., Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, California, Florida, Missouri and several other states to interview employees and deliver audits. “Businesses that hire illegal workers are a pull factor for illegal immigration and we are working hard to remove this magnet. ICE will continue its efforts to protect jobs for American workers by eliminating unfair competitive advantages for companies that exploit illegal immigration,” ICE head Thomas Homan said...
  • Woman Asks for Female Nurse During Sensitive Exam, Gets Social Justice Instead

    01/05/2018 5:10:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies ^ | Jan 4, 2018 | Steven Beyer
    Can a society “progress” too far? For one UK woman, the answer is a resounding, “Yes.” She learned the hard way that when a society champions itself as “progressive,” there are serious consequences. And those consequences can backfire at any given moment. One woman went in for a very private and personal cervical smear test and specifically asked for a female NHS nurse to administer the exam. What she got, however, was something else entirely. She explained that the nurse “had an obviously male appearance … close-cropped hair, a … large number of tattoos and facial stubble.” The patient then...
  • First in 2018: Ambulance Transports Woman from Famous Ohio Late-Term Abortion Facility

    01/05/2018 4:52:00 PM PST · by Morgana
    operation rescue ^ | Jan 5, 2018 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Dayton, OH – For the first time in 2018, pro-life activists in Dayton, Ohio, have reported that an ambulance arrived at the Women’s Med Center abortion facility in Dayton, Ohio, to transport a patient to the hospital. The incident took place on Thursday, January 4, 2018, shortly before noon, and was photographed by multiple pro-life activists who shared their pictures with Operation Rescue. “It is tragic that just four days into the New Year, we see yet another woman injured by abortion,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We are dedicated to praying and working toward the day when...
  • Transgender inmate seeks rare transfer to female prison

    01/05/2018 4:48:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    ap ^ | Jan 4, 2018 | MICHAEL TARM
    CHICAGO (AP) — A 26-year-old transgender woman serving a 10-year sentence in Illinois for burglary is seeking a rarely granted transfer to a female prison where she says she’ll be less vulnerable to the kinds of sexual assault, taunting and beatings she’s been subjected to in male prisons. Deon “Strawberry” Hampton describes in a lawsuit filed last year asking for the transfer how guards and fellow inmates would regularly single her out for brutal treatment at the high-security prison in southern Illinois, Menard Correctional Center, and earlier at Pinckneyville Correctional Center. A U.S. magistrate judge began a first-of-its-kind evidentiary hearing...
  • Woman responds after man sues over ‘bobcat’ attack in high-rise condo

    01/05/2018 12:06:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    kron4 ^ | Jan 5, 2018 | kron4
    AMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A Florida woman is responding after a man accused her of owning a bobcat that attacked him inside a condo at a downtown Tampa high-rise. Marcos Hernandez, who is represented by the Morgan & Morgan law firm, filed the lawsuit last month in Hillsborough County against SkyPoint Condominium Association, Inc. and Christine Lee. Lee tells News Channel 8 that his claims aren’t true. She says the alleged bobcat is actually a domestic long-hair tortoiseshell cat named “Calli.”
  • People are leaving dogs to freeze to death in the bitter cold

    01/05/2018 11:57:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    washington post ^ | Jan 4, 2018 | Karin Brulliard
    Police in Hartford, Conn., charged a woman Thursday with animal cruelty in connection with a grim scene reported by a neighbor on New Year’s Day: a dog chained to a small shelter outside a home — and frozen solid. The incident was one of several similar deaths reported in recent days as bitter cold grips the eastern United States, prompting animal rescue organizations and local authorities to issue warnings about giving pets shelter. Several of the deaths occurred in Ohio. In Toledo, a dog was found frozen to death on a front porch last week. Three other frozen dogs were...