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  • Noor Salman, widow of Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen, arrested in San Francisco

    01/17/2017 1:49:51 AM PST · by Pontiac · 30 replies
    CBS Interactive ^ | 1/16/17 | Staff
    The widow of Omar Mateen, the shooter in the Orlando nightclub massacre, has been arrested in San Francisco, sources tell CBS News. Noor Salman is facing charges of aiding and abetting, as well as obstruction of justice in the case of the worst mass shooting in American history. She moved to the San Francisco area after the June shooting, in which her husband was killed by SWAT team members after slaughtering 49 people inside a popular gay nightclub.“Noor Salman had no foreknowledge nor could she predict what Omar Mateen intended to do that tragic night,” her attorney, Linda Moreno, said....
  • Ground Truth

    12/22/2016 11:47:10 AM PST · by Pontiac · 21 replies
    TampaBay Times ^ | 12/22/16 | Ben Montogmery
    For more than a century, boys were sent to the Florida School for Boys reformatory in the north Florida town of Marianna. Many were beaten brutally and bear the physical and psychological scars to this day. Many boys, though, never came home. They died, some under mysterious circumstances. They were buried in unmarked graves and they were forgotten. Several years ago, a young anthropology professor from the University of South Florida decided she would try to answer the many questions about what happened to these boys and, if she could, return their remains to their families. To get to the...
  • Trump and his Words

    10/09/2016 9:35:50 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 39 replies
    Pontiac's First Vanity | 10/9/16 | Pontiac
    Donald Trump’s off color comments made in a private conversation about the behavior of women in the presence of male celebrities over a decade ago has raised quite a ruckus in the political stratosphere and the new media. I myself given the current societal norms find this a little puzzling. A little over a hundred years ago women were placed in a special place by society as mothers, wives and maidens. They were to be treated with respect by gentlemen and not to treat women with respect was to be labeled a low class lout and to be an outcaste...
  • Cavs win 2016 NBA Finals Championship!

    06/19/2016 8:26:11 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 155 replies
    WEWS ^ | 6/19/16
    BLOG: After 52 years, Cavs win NBA Finals Championship The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated defending champions Golden State Warriors, 93-89, in Game 7 of the NBA Finals for the first title in franchise history.
  • Hungary's Viktor Orban sees Brussels plot on migrant influx

    03/24/2016 7:03:42 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 9 replies
    Herald-Whig ^ | 3/15/2016 | PABLO GORONDI
    Oban said in his speech "If we want to stop the mass migration, first we must put the brakes on Brussels," AP story link only
  • 'Mistakes made' by RCMP in High River gun grab: Report

    10/24/2015 6:24:29 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 28 replies
    Edmonton Sun ^ | February 12, 2015 | Claire Theobald
    The report said that as RCMP officers conducted these searches, one team stumbled upon 50 firearms found in a bedroom on the second floor of a home. Prior to that, the RCMP had no plan to secure firearms found in searches. It became apparent that residents had removed firearms from gun safes in basements and moved them to higher ground in their homes, meaning some weapons were now illegally stored and legally warranted seizure for safe keeping.
  • September 11, 2001: What did we learn?

    09/11/2015 6:44:33 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 66 replies
    Me | Pontiac
    On September 11, 2001 nine Muslim fundamentalist boarded four commercial aircraft. These Muslim fundamentalist then proceeded to hijack these aircraft with nothing more than box cutters. Having taken control of the aircraft having murdered the flight crew these Muslim fundamentalist went on to murder nearly 3000 United States citizens and residents. Now 14 years later perhaps it is appropriate to ask; what lessons have we learned from that day? My answer is; not much. Just two days ago our government announced that we, the United States, would take in 'our share' 70,000 or more 'refugees' from the Middle East. Most...
  • Malware swipes 225,000 Apple accounts

    09/01/2015 6:06:29 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 4 replies
    Engadget ^ | 8/31/15 | Jon Fingas
    Jailbreaking an iPhone gives you the freedom to run the apps and interfaces you want (rather than those allowed by Apple), but it also carries some inherent risks -- you're giving apps much more control over your phone. And unfortunately, some of these users are discovering this the hard way. Researchers have discovered a strain of iOS malware, nicknamed KeyRaider, that has stolen over 225,000 Apple IDs from jailbroken devices. The software takes advantage of Chinese app repositories that let people directly upload and share their own titles. If you happen to download the code, it'll either scoop up your...
  • Kasich Defends Taking Obamacare Medicaid Expansion:

    08/08/2015 6:02:46 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 32 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/7/15 | Staff
    During Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, Megyn Kelly of Fox News asked Ohio Gov. John Kasich a question about his decision to accept on behalf of his state an option under the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare) to expand the number of people eligible for Medicaid by increasing the income threshold below which people qualify. Kasich responded that President Ronald Reagan had expanded Medicaid three times and then discussed some of the things Ohio is doing with Medicaid money. “Everybody has a right to their God-given purpose,” he said.Snip Megyn Kelly: Governor Kasich, you chose to expand...
  • Progressives and Disorder

    01/01/2015 4:35:33 PM PST · by Pontiac · 19 replies
    WSJ On-line ^ | Dec. 30, 2014 | Staff
    As the calendar turns toward the final two years of the Obama Presidency, this is a moment to consider the world it has produced. There is no formal Obama Doctrine that serves as the 44th President’s blueprint for America’s engagement with the world. But it is fair to say that Barack Obama brought into office a set of ideas associated with the progressive, or left-leaning, wing of the Democratic foreign-policy establishment. “Leading from behind” was the phrase coined in 2011 by an Obama foreign-policy adviser to describe the President’s approach to the insurrection in Libya against Moammar Gaddafi. That phrase...
  • Teen Safe Phone Ap

    09/28/2014 1:04:24 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 10 replies
    Self | 9/28/14 | Pontiac
    Anyone using the Teen Safe cell phone ap to control their teen's cell phone use. I would like to use something like Ignore No More but it is not available for iPhone, Android only.
  • In Illinois, Tax Increases Become an Article of Faith

    04/26/2014 8:02:26 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 44 replies
    WSJ On-line ^ | April 25, 2014 | Heather Wilhelm
    Donning orange T-shirts reading "Faith in Action," a coalition of religious groups flooded the state capitol in Springfield, singing hymns, shouting "Hallelujah," and praying for higher taxes on the rich. Their goal: replacing the state's long-standing flat income tax with a new, progressive "Fair Tax." Snip When asked whether additional tax revenue would really be used to help the poor, supporters like Rev. Hawking and Rev. Coulter tend to change the subject. When asked whether a progressive tax might backfire by driving wealth and jobs out of Illinois, both doubted anyone would leave. Besides, Rev. Hawking told me, "minimum wage...
  • Pelosi Video: You Can’t Measure ObamaCare By the Number of People it Insured

    04/05/2014 8:59:55 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 21 replies
    The Minority Report ^ | 4/2/14 | Steve Foley
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says Democrats passed their health insurance law, not to insure the uninsured, but to give people “quality” health care and “affordable” health care. “Madam Leader, isn’t the real measure of success, not the raw number who signed up, but how many of those who signed up were not insured before?” a reporter asked Pelosi at a news conference on Tuesday. “No, that’s not — the measure is twofold,” Pelosi responded. “The message is how many people have access to health care — quality, affordable health care and insurance.”
  • IPAs for People Who Don't Like IPAs

    02/28/2014 12:06:06 PM PST · by Pontiac · 44 replies
    WSJ On-Line ^ | Jan. 24, 2014 | WILLIAM BOSTWICK
    THINK YOU DON'T like IPAs? Too bitter, too intense? Many are. Tongue-numbingly resinous and paint-thinner strong, today's double and triple India Pale Ales have a few devoted, if masochistic, fans. But to those of us more interested in grace than grandeur, IPAs can be hard beers to love. Or even swallow. No longer. Showcasing new and experimental breeds of hops, the latest pale ales offer a welcome change of pace: nuanced flavor.So get them while you can: a fleeting, flickering burst of tropical sun in a northern winter. 1. Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA (9.4% ABV): Hop-of-the-moment Mosaic bursts through...
  • Sabotage may have started Three Mile Island accident

    01/19/2014 10:12:01 AM PST · by Pontiac · 34 replies
    ATOMIC INSIGHTS ^ | 1/18/2014 | Rod Adams
    Updated (Jan 19, 2014 at 01:45 am) The pattern is not completely clear, and there are pieces missing from the puzzle, but I have found enough bits of evidence to convince me that it is more likely than not that someone purposely initiated the Three Mile Island (TMI) accident. This is a difficult story to tell; it’s not easy to revise history. It’s even harder to it successfully when there is sure to be disbelief, dismissal, and efforts to discredit. I prefer being respected and strive to avoid the potential of being marginalized as a crackpot. However, I feel a...
  • The Net Neutrality Lobby Is Like a Frog

    01/18/2014 11:22:05 PM PST · by Pontiac · 21 replies
    WSJ On-Line ^ | 1/17/2014 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    What the net-neut obsessives refuse to recognize is that anticompetitive intent isn't worth worrying about if an anticompetitive result isn't possible. If AT&T were "double-dipping," or charging sender and recipient for the same data, as some allege, its rivals would quickly copy its innovation and compete away any excess revenues. If AT&T were to degrade websites that don't pay up, its rivals would pounce and steal AT&T's dissatisfied customers.
  • Canadian fighting with al-Qaeda-linked rebels killed in Syria

    01/16/2014 12:53:36 AM PST · by Pontiac · 7 replies
    CBC via Yahoo News ^ | 1/15/2014 | Staff
    Mustafa al-Gharib, a 22-year-old Canadian-born Muslim convert who left Calgary for Syria in November 2012, has been killed by Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces during rebel infighting, CBC News has confirmed. According to sources in Syria and Canada, al-Gharib was injured in battle, and subsequently captured and killed by an unknown faction of the FSA in the city of Aleppo. Born in Nova Scotia as Damian Clairmont, al-Gharib was reportedly fighting with Jabhat al-Nusra, an al-Qaeda-affiliated rebel group consisting of largely foreign extremists. snipAl-Gharib converted to Islam following a two-year period of personal anguish in his teens that included him...
  • Chris Christie trumpets signing of Dream Act in Union City

    01/07/2014 7:37:43 PM PST · by Pontiac · 38 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 1/7/2014 | Jenna Portnoy
    Gov. Chris Christie today urged the children of immigrants who came to this country illegally to "make the most of the opportunity" to pay in-state tuition at New Jersey’s colleges and universities under the Dream Act.
  • LBJ Was The Man Who Killed Kennedy

    11/05/2013 5:18:16 PM PST · by Pontiac · 150 replies
    disinformation ^ | 11/4/2013 | Roger Stone
    I realize that delving into the world of assassination research and a belief in a conspiracy will lead some to brand me as an extremist or a nut, but the facts I have uncovered are so compelling that I must make the case that Lyndon Baines Johnson had John Fitzgerald Kennedy murdered in Dallas to become president himself and to avert the precipitous political and legal fall that was about to beset him. Snip When Lodge was in his eighties, he served vigorously as the chairman of Ronald Reagan’s campaign for President in Connecticut, a post I had recruited him...
  • Commissioners discuss sales tax increases in Ohio

    08/02/2013 2:27:33 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 14 replies
    The Herald-Star ^ | July 18, 2013 | MARK LAW
    Jefferson County commissioners on Wednesday were informed the sales tax in the county will be going up 0.25 percent on Sept. 1. The state Legislature voted to increase the state sales tax to 5.75 percent. Coupled with the county's 1.5 percent sales tax, purchases made in Jefferson County will have a 7.25 percent sales tax. County Commissioner Tom Gentile expressed some displeasure with the announcement. Gentile said the state's budget surplus has grown to $1.5 billion, the state has taken money away from local governments and then is raising the state sales tax. The Ohio Department of Taxation is mailing...