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  • Do some gun owners really believe ... the government is planning to take away all the guns?

    03/08/2018 7:33:06 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 56 replies
    Quora ^ | 6 March 2018 | Max Haghighi
    Until I was 8 years old, I lived in a country that the police didn’t carry guns, women could walk in the streets as late as they wanted with no fear of violence. Besides movies, I had never seen anyone shoot or own a gun beyond a BB gun! This county was Iran. When the revolution happened, I witnessed the army and police raid peoples homes, rape the woman and girls, kill the men and children, and steal their property. The simple reason, they were against the revolutions or pro-Shah. It is arguable about which was worse, the Shah or...
  • Attorney: Former gun squad detective took money but it wasn't robbery

    01/24/2018 12:06:55 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 12 replies
    WBAL TV ^ | 24 January 2018 | Jayne Miller
    BALTIMORE — An attorney for a former detective in the Baltimore police Gun Trace Task Force told jurors Tuesday that 17-year veteran Daniel Hersl did take money from people he arrested -- but he denied it was robbery. Defense attorney William Purpura's claim came during opening statements in the federal corruption trial of Hersl and former Detective Marcus Taylor. Purpura accused the federal government of overcharging in this case. Federal prosecutors called the Gun Trace Task Force the perfect storm for rogue cops who wanted to enrich themselves. In opening statements against Hersl and Taylor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Leo Wise...
  • What Mozart Would Be Doing Today

    01/07/2018 2:54:01 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 73 replies
    YouTube ^ | 24 August 2013 | Jacob Collier
    This is Jacob Collier, a astounding musician from the UK
  • Caraqueños have no plans for Christmas because of the economic crisis

    12/23/2017 2:38:04 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 9 replies
    El Nacional (Venezuela) ^ | 22 December 2017 | WILLIAMS PERDOMO
    Retailers report low sales. According to the National Assembly, Venezuela could close this year with an inflation of 2000%. Little streets decorated by the holiday party and citizens looking for the cheapest prices to bring something home. This is how the streets of Caracas look like on Christmas Day. In a survey conducted by El Nacional Online, the people of Caracas expressed the challenge of celebrating the holiday season. They indicated that this year will be different from the previous ones due to the economic situation that Venezuela is enduring. "On the 24th I'm going to sit down and talk...
  • Prices of meat and chicken have increased by more than 200% in a month and a half

    12/23/2017 2:02:16 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 47 replies
    El Nacional (Venezuela) ^ | 22 December 2017 | CARLOS SEIJAS MENESES
    Neither audits nor threats to traders by the National Superintendence for the Defense of Socio-Economic Rights prevented prices of beef and chicken skyrocketing in the space of a month and a half. The agency regulated the meat between 38,000 (lizard with bone, rib and red bone) and 80,000 bolívares (lomito), but in 45 days it increased 225%. On October 30 the little meat that was obtained in the markets and butchers sold it in 80,000 bolivars. Yesterday the kilo of ground meat cost 230,000 bolivares in El Valle, while in the municipal market of Chacao the steak, ground, stewed and...
  • The Tragic Death of The Pirate of Culiacan

    12/22/2017 2:04:48 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 25 replies
    BBC Mundo ^ | 22 December 2017 | BBC Mundo
    The tragic death of the "The Pirate of Culiacán", the 17-year-old youtuber from Mexico who insulted the dangerous drug trafficker "El Mencho" Juan Luis Lagunas Rosales -his real name- had become known in Mexico for posting social videos of him drinking alcohol until he lost consciousness and drugs, despite being a minor. With these recordings, the 17-year-old who was killed on Monday, had about 790,000 followers on Facebook, 37,000 on Twitter and about 323,000 on Instagram. Until his photos and videos - in which he appeared drinking alcohol, drugs, posing with wads of money, women, luxury cars and weapons -...
  • North Korea missile 'seen by Cathay Pacific airline crew'

    12/03/2017 11:49:31 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 December 2017 | BBC
    Crew on board a Cathay Pacific plane flying over Japan reported a suspected sighting of last week's North Korean missile test, the airline said. The company confirmed to the BBC that crew witnessed "what is suspected to be the re-entry" of the missile into the earth's atmosphere. 'Blew up and fell apart' Described by Pyongyang as its "most powerful" missile, the 29 November launch ended up in Japanese waters but flew higher than any other the North had previously tested. According to the South China Morning Post, Cathay's general manager of operations Mark Hoey told staff in a message that...
  • Man charged in Mall of America stabbing previously committed to state psychiatric care

    11/15/2017 8:43:18 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 16 replies
    MPR ^ | 15 Nov 2017 | Tim Nelson
    The man charged with stabbing two people at the Mall of America was ruled mentally ill with schizophrenia last year and committed to state psychiatric care for much of 2017 before the attack. Mahad Abdirahman, 20, of Minneapolis, faces two counts of first degree assault for stabbing two brothers in a fitting room at the Mall of America Macy's store. Abdirahman, also known in court records as Mahad Abdiraham, seriously wounded the two Minneapolis men, one 19-years-old and the other 25. The pair disarmed and subdued Abdirahman until Bloomington Police could arrest him. But it wasn't Abdirahman's first brush with...
  • Corey Lewandowski: FBI to Blame for Not Informing Trump Campaign About Manafort

    10/31/2017 7:12:03 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 40 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 31 October 2017 | Fox News Insider
    Corey Lewandowski blamed the FBI for not informing the Trump campaign about former campaign manager Paul Manafort's shady business deals.
  • New bill would allow for use, sale and growth of marijuana in St. Louis

    10/25/2017 8:52:46 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 10 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 25 October 2017 | Celeste Bott
    A bill filed this week allowing the use, sale and growth of marijuana in St. Louis aims to reduce disproportionate penalties for existing violations and free up time and resources for police to focus on crimes with victims. The bill, sponsored by Alderwoman Megan Green, 15th Ward, would make it unlawful for the city to enforce any laws that permit “the civil or criminal punishment for the use or possession of marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia against any individual or entity,” except under certain circumstances.
  • Civil Rights Groups Ask Charges To Be Dropped Against Pregnant, Muslim MICA Teacher Removed ...

    10/25/2017 8:29:20 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 19 replies
    WJZ CBS Baltimore ^ | 23 October 2017 | WJZ TV
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Thirty-one civil rights groups have signed and released a coalition letter Monday morning asking charges to be dropped against a pregnant, Maryland Muslim professor who was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight last month. The statement, which was sent to Southwest Airlines and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, ask that all criminal charges be dropped against Anila Daulatzai, who’s a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). The civil rights groups also ask that new protocols and racism training be implemented regarding the deescalation and mediation of incidents similar to Daulatzai’s.
  • Biometric system failed to detect terror suspect

    10/22/2017 7:56:25 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 14 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | 18 October 2017 | Candice Malcolm
    New information reveals how an alleged terrorist manipulated our immigration system to gain entry and remain in North America. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, the Somali national being detained after the recent Edmonton terror attack, managed to slip into Canada despite a complicated system of biometric checks designed to stop people just like him. In 2011, Canada implemented a biometric screening program designed to stop criminals and other dangerous individuals from entering Canada. This system has the capacity to share vital information amongst our allies in a network known as the Five Eyes. The Five Eyes is a security alliance by Canada,...
  • Majeed ’19: Demanding justice for Anila Daulatzai

    10/18/2017 11:04:15 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 19 replies
    The Brown Daily Herald ^ | 16 October 2017 | Amara Majeed
    This past spring, I took ANTH 1151: “Towards a Critical Muslim Studies,” taught by former Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies Anila Daulatzai. In the course, we learned about institutionalized racism and Islamophobia and the ways in which Muslims and people of color have been racialized and criminalized during — and prior to — the War on Terror. A few months later, I watched in horror as a video emerged of Daulatzai being violently removed from a Southwest Airlines flight in Baltimore. Seeing a pregnant Daulatzai being grabbed from her seat by her belt loop, so violently that her pants...
  • Police ID Woman Charged With Murdering Husband At Hopkins Hospital

    10/14/2017 8:06:12 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 14 replies
    WJZ CBS Baltimore ^ | 14 October 2017 | WJZ TV
    . . . Hospital staff told police that Jones and Yancey had been arguing while waiting for their 14-year-old son to get a procedure. Shortly after, Jones came out of the room and said Yancey had cut himself. Staff went into the room and found Yancey with lacerations to the upper body. Yancey was pronounced dead a short time later. Jones left the hospital before officers arrived on scene. . . .
  • Free Republic Performance Lightning Fast, Thanks To Hard Work Of Jim Robinson And His Team

    07/30/2017 1:46:01 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 99 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 30 July 2017 | Steely Tom
    After many threads expressing frustration and dismay over Free Republic's responsiveness of recent days, I think it is worth observing that FR is today responding in a manner equal to or better than the best I've ever seen during the nearly twenty years it has been my favorite website. Congratulations, and Many Thanks, to Jim, John, and the rest of the management team of Free Republic, the best website on the internet.
  • Bret Weinstein files $3.8M tort claim against Evergreen State College

    07/28/2017 6:40:05 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 25 July 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    “[Evergreen] failed to set and enforce necessary boundaries in the workplace on campus, selectively has chosen not to enforce its student Code of Conduct, and sent the unmistakable message that the school will tolerate (and even endorse) egregious violations (and even crimes) purportedly to advance racial social goals, diminishing the collegiate experience for all, and fostering a racially hostile work and retaliatory environment for faculty and staff,” Mr. Weinstein’s attorney said in a statement provided to Campus Reform.
  • Who is Linda Wenzel? German Teenager Who Joined ISIS 'Wants To Go Back Home'

    07/24/2017 11:59:34 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 61 replies
    Cetus News ^ | 24 July 2017 | Shubham Kishore
    Sixteen-year-old Linda Wenze went missing from Pulsnitz village, near Dresden, on July 1, 2016. She left her home saying she would spend the weekend at a friend’s house but did not return after that. German teenager Linda Wenzel, who joined the Islamic State group — also known as ISIS — in 2016, and has been detained in Iraq, said she was regretting joining the terrorist organization and wanted to go home and meet her family. Four German women including Wenzel, who belongs to a small town of Pulsnitz near Dresden, were being given consular assistance in a prison in Iraq....
  • More Fake News: "Ominous Tweet" Story Collapses

    06/26/2017 9:25:36 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 23 June 2016 | Benjamin Wittes
    With Ominous Tweet, Comey Pal Suggests Bombshell Story Is Soon To Drop This was the headline last Friday, four days ago. Read about it on FR by clicking the link above.
  • Georgia Inmate Search: "Dangerous Beyond Description"

    06/13/2017 10:18:43 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 31 replies
    WSB ^ | 13 June 2017 | Several
    Two correctional officers were shot and killed by two inmates who escaped in Putnam County (Georgia) this morning. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills described the two escapees as "dangerous beyond description."
  • What happened when I took The Red Pill

    06/12/2017 7:40:03 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 40 replies
    YouTube ^ | 18 May 2016 | Critical Condition
    Very interested "from the heart" description of a young woman's journey out of the left-wing fever swamps. 12:49 long; I suggest you give her a chance. Gets quite interesting at about 2:00, and stays interesting.