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  • Sayreville football parent reveals sexual nature of alleged locker room hazing ritual (Exclusive)

    10/08/2014 4:10:24 PM PDT · by Third Person · 104 replies
    NJ.com ^ | October 8th, 2014 | Matthew Stanmyre
    It came without warning. It would start with a howling noise from a senior football player at Sayreville War Memorial High School, and then the locker room lights were abruptly shut off. In the darkness, a freshman football player would be pinned to the locker-room floor, his arms and feet held down by multiple upperclassmen. Then, the victim would be lifted to his feet while a finger was forced into his rectum. Sometimes, the same finger was then shoved into the freshman player’s mouth. This disturbing hazing within the storied Sayreville football program, as told to NJ Advance Media on...
  • DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson: Core al Qaeda "Definitely" Not Gone, "Still Present" (Video)

    10/04/2014 6:51:28 PM PDT · by Third Person · 7 replies
    RCP ^ | October 23 2014 | Bret Baier
    BRET BAIER: As you know, the administration has been engaged for several weeks in this rather public debate about the status of "core al Qaeda." And on September 23rd, Ben Rhodes told reporters that the Khorasan Group in Syria included core al Qaeda operatives from Afghanistan and Pakistan and made their way to Syria. Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, said the Khorasan Group is merely affiliated with core al Qaeda. And on Wednesday you listed core al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan as one of several jihadist groups that threatens the U.S. That same day, the White House press...
  • Retailers called on to ban guns in stores

    10/01/2014 6:53:02 AM PDT · by Third Person · 48 replies
    WTNH New Haven ^ | September 30th, 2014 | Mark Davis
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Should malls and stores ban the carrying of firearms? Connecticut’s two U.S. Senators are calling on the nation’s retailers to voluntarily ban guns in the name of public safety. A new FBI report indicates that there is an ‘active shooter’ incident in this country now about once in every three weeks and nearly half of those incidents occur in malls, stores and other businesses. The ‘Target’ department store chain made headlines this summer when they asked their gun owning customers to leave guns at home while shopping saying firearms create an environment at odds with family friendly...
  • A Terrorist Horror, Then Golf: Incongruity Fuels Obama Critics

    08/23/2014 2:39:35 PM PDT · by Third Person · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 21st, 2014 | Peter Baker and Julia Hirschfeld Davis
    WASHINGTON — He had just hung up the telephone with the devastated parents before heading in front of the cameras. Unusually emotional, President Obama declared himself “heartbroken” by the brutal murder of an American journalist, James Foley, and vowed to “be relentless” against Islamic radicals threatening to kill another American. But as soon as the cameras went off, Mr. Obama headed to his favorite golf course on Martha’s Vineyard, where he is on vacation, seemingly able to put the savagery out of his mind. He spent the rest of the afternoon on the links even as a firestorm of criticism...
  • The Talk: Nonblack Version

    08/18/2014 6:20:48 PM PDT · by Third Person · 35 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | April 5th, 2012 | John Derbyshire
    There is much talk about “the talk.” “Sean O’Reilly was 16 when his mother gave him the talk that most black parents give their teenage sons,” Denisa R. Superville of the Hackensack (NJ) Record tells us. Meanwhile, down in Atlanta: “Her sons were 12 and 8 when Marlyn Tillman realized it was time for her to have the talk,” Gracie Bonds Staples writes in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Leonard Greene talks about the talk in the New York Post. Someone bylined as KJ Dell’Antonia talks about the talk in The New York Times. Darryl Owens talks about the talk in...
  • UPDATED: Foxwoods in talks with senior lenders

    08/14/2014 5:13:24 PM PDT · by Third Person · 26 replies
    The New London Day ^ | August 14th, 2014 | Brian Hallenbeck
    Mashantucket — Acknowledging its failure to meet the terms of a loan agreement reached in July 2013, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, owner of Foxwoods Resort Casino, announced Thursday it’s exploring its options with senior lenders. In a news release issued shortly after 4 p.m., the tribe said it had entered into discussions “as a result of its failure to comply with certain financial covenants in the Credit Facility,” a reference to the agreement between the tribe and Bank of America, N.A. Scott Butera, Foxwoods’ president and chief executive officer, indicated he could not comment on the talks. Earlier in the...
  • The Ultimate Mark Steyn July 18th, 2014

    07/19/2014 4:26:47 PM PDT · by Third Person · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | July 18th, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    Mark Steyn on Rush Limbaugh Show - 7/18/14 (Full Episode)
  • Chris Matthews: "Looking Down Our Noses At The Tea Party Has Got To Stop"

    06/11/2014 6:02:22 PM PDT · by Third Person · 150 replies
    copy MSNBC video on realclearpolitics.com ^ | June 11th, 2014 | copied by realclearpolitics.com
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: I was listening to [David] Brat last night, and today. I hink he's very sophisticated for a politician. He's certainly up to the ranks of most politicians I've ever dealt with. He speaks in a speculative manner and an intellectual manner. He can handle any debate on this program or my program. This looking down our noses at tea party people has got to stop. They have a message, they're as American as any liberal is, and they're really angry about the failure of the system. I was over covering eastern Europe when the wall came down. The...
  • Blumenthal bill targets campus sexual assault

    05/19/2014 5:54:32 PM PDT · by Third Person · 4 replies
    The New London Day ^ | May 19th, 2014 | Izaskun E. Larrañeta
    Senator works to establish rights of college victims After visiting seven colleges throughout Connecticut to talk about the issue, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has announced he is crafting legislation to create a "bill of rights" for victims of sexual assaults on college campuses. Noting that one in five women will become a victim, Blumenthal called campus sexual assault a national epidemic. "Sexual violence is a societal issue, not a women's issue, and more must be done to protect students on campuses nationwide," he said. Blumenthal is working with Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., on legislative proposals that...
  • Dylan Fosnacht throws 194 pitches [H.S.]

    05/15/2014 5:43:43 PM PDT · by Third Person · 14 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 15th, 2014 | Staff
    A high school baseball player in Washington State threw 194 pitches over 14 innings Tuesday before being removed in the 15th inning of his team's eventual 1-0 victory in its district tournament. Rochester High School starting pitcher Dylan Fosnacht struck out 17 and was pulled in the top of the 15th after the first two batters reached base. Dustin Wilson, who had been playing catcher, finished the 17-inning win over La Center High School and then pitched all seven innings of Rochester's second game that day, a 5-3 victory over Elma High School. Fosnacht posted a picture of himself and...
  • Cliven Bundy: "Now Let Me Talk About The Spanish People"

    04/24/2014 4:57:51 PM PDT · by Third Person · 57 replies
    RCP ^ | April 24th, 2014 | Staff
    CLIVEN BUNDY: Now let me talk about the Spanish people. You know, I understand that they come over here against our Constitution and cross our borders. But they're here and they're people. I worked side-by-side with a lot of them. Don't tell me they don't work, and don't tell me they don't pay taxes. Don't tell me they don't have better family structures than most of us white people. When you see those Mexican families, they're together. They picnic together. They're spending their time together. And I'll tell you, in my way of thinking, they're awful nice people. We need...
  • Daniel Murphy Takes Criticism Over Paternity Leave In Stride

    04/03/2014 5:52:57 PM PDT · by Third Person · 7 replies
    CBS Radio NY ^ | April 3rd, 2014 | Staff
    Daniel Murphy was back in the lineup — and singled in his first at-bat of the season — Thursday afternoon after being placed on paternity leave prior to the New York Mets’ opener. Murphy left the team Monday to be with his wife in Florida for the birth of their son, Noah. The 29-year-old responded in stride to criticism from two WFAN radio shows regarding his time away from the club. Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton — co-hosts of the “Boomer & Carton” show — and Mike Francesa touched off a nationwide debate Wednesday when they said if they were...
  • University of Michigan Exhibit Celebrates Abortion as ‘Life-Sustaining Act’

    03/27/2014 6:07:01 PM PDT · by Third Person · 31 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 27th, 2014 | Vivian Hughbanks
    Abortion – the “life-sustaining act” of the ages. That’s the theme behind an exhibit currently on display at the University of Michigan dedicated to defending and glamorizing the history of abortion. “4000 Years for Choice is an exhibition of posters about the age-old practices of abortion and contraception as a means to reclaim reproductive freedom as a deeply personal and life-sustaining act existing throughout all of human history,” states a university webpage describing the exhibit. The exhibit will be showcased through May 29 in the main lobby of the Lane Hall women’s studies building on campus. The exhibit consists of...
  • Focus of wolf-dog probe says his pets are not hybrids

    03/27/2014 1:18:03 PM PDT · by Third Person · 27 replies
    The New London Day ^ | March 27th, 2014 | Judy Benson
    North Stonington — Ashbow Sebastian said Wednesday he is cooperating fully with state environmental conservation officers investigating a possible wolf-dog hybrid shot and killed last month in the area around Long Pond, and that he owns seven dogs that are all white German shepherds. "No, it wasn't my dog," Sebastian said of the animal identified by genetic tests as a wolf-dog hybrid. "My dogs are not hybrids. Where that hybrid came from, I don't know." Sebastian, war chief of the Eastern Pequot tribe, has been the focus of the investigation that state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officers launched...
  • Conn. shooter's dad: 'You can't get any more evil'

    03/10/2014 2:43:26 PM PDT · by Third Person · 66 replies
    Yahoo News/ AP ^ | March 10th, 2014 | Staff
    NEW YORK (AP) — In his most extensive comments about the 2012 Connecticut school massacre, the father of gunman Adam Lanza describes his struggle to comprehend what his son did — an act that "couldn't get any more evil" — and how he now wishes that his son had never been born. Peter Lanza also told The New Yorker magazine in a series of interviews last fall that he believes Adam would have killed him, too, if he had the chance. And he often contemplates what he could have done differently in his relationship with Adam, although he believes the...
  • Little R-S-P-E-C-T [Dowd]

    03/09/2014 7:55:08 AM PDT · by Third Person · 46 replies
    NYT ^ | March 8th, 2014 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — IF you can’t spell it, you can’t get it. President Obama pulled a Quayle Thursday night at a White House performance by the women of soul and muffed the title of Aretha Franklin’s anthem. “R-S-P-E-C-T,” he said, looking a bit confused and eliciting laughter. When Patti LaBelle took the stage, she told Obama, “Baby, you’ve got swag.” Swag and respect are exactly what the president needs. He’s got a swag gap with Russia. His administration, after belatedly figuring out what was going on in Ukraine, is improvising as the uber-swaggering Vladimir Putin once more rolls in with tanks...
  • Exclusive video interview with Amanda Knox: guilty verdict 'like a train wreck'

    01/31/2014 6:36:38 PM PST · by Third Person
    The Guardian ^ | January 30th, 2014 | Simon Hattenstone and Alex Healey
    In 2011 Amanda Knox's conviction in Italy for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher was quashed, and she returned home to the United States. Last year Italy's supreme court ordered a retrial, which on Thursday convicted her of murder for a second time. She spent the days leading up to the verdict with the Guardian's Simon Hattenstone. Here she discusses the case and how it has affected her.
  • Julian Assange: "We Heard A Lot Of Lies In This Speech By Obama" [Video]

    01/17/2014 3:18:07 PM PST · by Third Person · 9 replies
    RCP ^ | January 17th, 2014 | CNN
    JULIAN ASSANGE: I think it's embarrassing for a head of state to go on like that for 45 minutes and say almost nothing. Unfortunately, one has to deconstruct a little of what is being said in the points that you have raised. First of all, let's look for some positive in what has come out of here. Well, it's clear that the president would not be speaking today, were it not for the actions of Edward Snowden and whistleblowers before him like Frank Drake. Although those national whistleblowers have forced this debate, this president has been dragged, kicking and screaming...
  • Student who set off Conn. lockdown to be arraigned

    01/16/2014 5:42:25 AM PST · by Third Person · 4 replies
    WTNH New Haven ^ | January 16th, 2014 | AP
    <p>NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A former Central Connecticut State University student who triggered a campus lockdown and massive police response by wearing a Halloween costume with a sword and BB gun is facing his first court appearance.</p> <p>Twenty-one-year-old David Kyem (CHEHM') is scheduled to be arraigned on breach of peace and trespassing charges Thursday in New Britain Superior Court.</p>
  • OBAMA: "Not Going To Be Waiting For Legislation... I Can Use That Pen To Sign Executive Orders"

    01/14/2014 2:31:19 PM PST · by Third Person · 36 replies
    RCP ^ | January 14th,2014 | None
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: So Congress is going to be busy, and I’m looking forward to working with Democrats and Republicans, House members and Senate members, to try to continue to advance the economic recovery and to provide additional ladders of opportunity for everybody. But one of the things that I’ll be emphasizing in this meeting is the fact that we are not just going to be waiting for a legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone -- and I can use that...