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  • Thieves Steal 1,800 Gallons Of Vodka From LA Distillery

    11/23/2017 9:22:55 AM PST · by zeestephen · 30 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 23 November 2017
    Investigators say the suspects sawed through deadbolts to get inside a storage room at the Fog Shots distillery. Company representative Art Gukasayan says the thieves made away with about 90 percent of the company's holiday inventory and that the take was worth about $278,000.
  • Growling Abortionist's Operation Closed Down

    11/23/2017 7:22:56 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 9 replies
    WND ^ | 11/22/17 | Bob Unruh
    A San Diego abortion business that was the site of an abortionist’s “bizarre demonic rant” against a pro-life activist has been closed down by a chain of California clinics, according to Operation Rescue. Operation Rescue’s Cheryl Sullenger said this week the Miramar Road site, which is part of the FPA Women’s Health chain, was closed Nov. 17. It was abortionist Robert Santella who confronted pro-life activist Zephaniah Mel with a pair of surgical scissors, a rant that included hissing and growling, and a confession that he loved killing children. “That behavior, along with complaints of malpractice and botched abortions, resulted...
  • Will House Ethics Comm. Let Conyers’ Sex Scandal Slide Like His Past Corrupt Acts?

    11/22/2017 10:25:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 22, 2017
    The prominent Michigan congressman who illegally forced congressional staffers to be personal servants and work on state and local campaigns is embroiled in a major sex scandal. Various media outlets report that John Conyers, the longest serving House member and ranking Democrat of the powerful Judiciary Committee, secretly settled a sexual harassment claim by an employee with taxpayer funds from his office budget. Additionally, multiple former staff members accuse the 88-year-old lawmaker of repeatedly making sexual advances toward female staff. Democratic colleagues have already called for a House Ethics Committee probe, but there’s little hope Conyers will be punished since...
  • Charles Manson Was Not a Product of the Counterculture

    11/22/2017 9:40:30 AM PST · by detective · 43 replies
    The New York Times ^ | NOV. 20, 2017 | BAYNARD WOODS
    The Manson murders — the seven killings committed by Charles Manson’s followers in two days in Los Angeles in August 1969 — are often thought to mark the end of the 1960s, as if those brutal slayings were the inevitable outgrowth of the counterculture, the dark consequence of long hair, free love, casual drug use and a general breakdown of authority and social norms. This sentiment was most famously expressed by Joan Didion in her book “The White Album.” She wrote that “in a sense” it was true that “the Sixties ended abruptly on August 9, 1969, ended at the...
  • Student who Stole a MAGA Hat Off Someone's Head Faces Year in Jail

    11/22/2017 7:43:44 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/21/2017 | Rob Shimshock
    A college student in California who stole a “Make America Great Again” hat off of another student’s head faces up to a year in jail, according to a Tuesday report.
  • Stanford Dean Caught On Film Engineering Disruption of Robert Spencer Event

    11/22/2017 7:41:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 22, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    It’s not a university anymore. It’s just an Antifa recruitment center. I spoke at Stanford University last week, and Stanford administrators and Leftist students made sure that as few people as possible heard me. In The Coming of the Third Reich, historian Richard J. Evans explains how, in the early days of National Socialist Germany, Stormtroopers (Brownshirts) “organized campaigns against unwanted professors in the local newspapers [and] staged mass disruptions of their lectures.” And here we are again. In the days before I arrived on campus, the student-run Stanford Daily and Stanford Review published article after article denouncing me in...
  • WaPo Reporter Goes Rogue, Gives Strategy Briefing to Secret Dem Donor Conference

    National reporter Janell Ross helped donor group craft liberal economic message without notifying superiors Washington Post reporter Janell Ross gave a presentation at a secretive California gathering where Democratic politicians, liberal activists, and their biggest donors plotted the future of the progressive movement without notifying her superiors that she would be attending, according to a Post spokesman. The Democracy Alliance went to great lengths to keep the identities of its members and guests confidential at its fall investment conference last week at the La Costa Resort, but the Washington Free Beacon obtained a detailed conference agenda that lists both events...
  • Jury Starts Deliberation on Kate Steinle Trial That Sparked Immigration Debate

    11/21/2017 11:38:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Jurors on Tuesday started weighing the fate of a Mexican man who was in the United States illegally when he shot a woman on a San Francisco pier in a killing that stirred up another fierce national debate on immigration. No verdict was reached as of 4 p.m. Tuesday. The jury reconvenes at 9 a.m. Wednesday, and court closes at noon. The jury of six men and six women will consider dueling arguments that Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was either a hapless, homeless man who killed Kate Steinle in a freak accident or a calculated murderer intent on playing a...
  • Prisoner Freed From North Korea in 2010 Dies After Being Found on Fire in San Diego

    11/21/2017 8:47:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | Monica Garske
    Boston resident Aijalon M. Gomes, 38, captured international headlines in 2010 when he was imprisoned in North Korea for seven months; he died on Nov. 17 in San DiegoA man held captive in a North Korean prison in 2010 and freed with the help of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter died in San Diego over the weekend after being found ablaze in a field. Aijalon M. Gomes, 38, had recently relocated to San Diego from Boston. On Friday night, around 11:30 p.m., an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer was driving westbound on Pacific Highway near SeaWorld Drive when he spotted...
  • Little Sisters of the Poor Go Back to Court as State AGs Sue to Force Contraceptive Mandate

    11/21/2017 7:31:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2017 | Lauretta Brown
    The Little Sisters of the Poor, represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, asked the 19th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday to prevent California and Pennsylvania in their attempt to roll back President Trump’s October 6th broadening of religious exemptions for groups, like the Little Sisters, with religious and moral objections to covering contraception.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued the Trump administration immediately following the new religious exemptions to the Obamacare contraceptive mandate. The lawsuit claimed the rule change was unconstitutional because it targets and harms women by denying their Fifth Amendment rights to equal protection under the law...
  • Will Democrats Nominate a Woman in 2020?

    11/21/2017 4:21:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 21, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What are the odds that the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee is gonna be a woman? Pretty solid, right? You know, it makes my theory that what Donna Brazile’s doing is setting up a run by Michelle Obama. I mean, it’s looking more and more likely. Hillary Clinton can kiss it big, fat good-bye, if she’s got designs on the 2020 nomination, there ain’t no way, Jose. And they gotta be a woman, right? In fact, I just saw a story, the GOP, the Republican National Committee, is raising money out the wazoo, compared to the Democrats. The Republicans in...
  • San Francisco Library Turns To Bill Collector To Track Down Overdue Fines

    11/21/2017 12:25:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    CBS SF ^ | 11/21
    San Francisco public library officials say they have tried just about everything they could think of to track down long overdue books. At the start of the year, they even offered a six-week amnesty period for patrons to return long overdue books and settle up their fines. More than 10,000 patrons took advantage of the amnesty — returning 699,563 borrowed materials. Another $329,797 in penalties was forgiven. But currently, officials told the San Francisco Examiner, there are still 13,000 patrons who owe more than $100 in fines So library officials are turning to the city’s official bill collectors — the...
  • Racists Anonymous (Chapter in Sunnyvale, CA)

    11/21/2017 4:24:02 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 9 replies
    NextDoor ^ | 11/21/17 | Anon
    An Innovative program called Racist Anonymous that’s based on the 12 Steps (adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous), which we try, little by little, one day at a time, to apply to our lives along with daily prayer or meditation. We believe that with the help of God, we can end racism by admitting that we all have a problem, ending it in ourselves and then welcoming others to do the same. Begun right here in Sunnyvale, groups are starting all across the nation. We won’t ever call you a racist … but you probably will. Come check it out! Featured on...
  • Tehama deputies were called 21 times to gunman’s neighborhood in the months before shooting spree

    11/21/2017 10:27:03 AM PST · by Mariner · 7 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | November 21st, 2017 | BY DALE KASLER
    When it came to police calls, the unpaved rural road where Tehama County gunman Kevin Janson Neal lived was a busy place. The Tehama Sheriff’s Department was called to Neal’s remote neighborhood 21 times in the past year to deal with disputes between Neal, his wife and their neighbors, according to documents released Tuesday by the department. The incident reports, released to The Sacramento Bee in response to a Public Records Act request, depict a feud in rural Rancho Tehama Reserve that was escalating out of control. Neal and his wife, the former Barbara Anne Glisan, initiated seven calls themselves,...
  • Oakland’s mayor wants you to house the homeless

    11/21/2017 9:13:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | November 21, 2017 | By Marisa Kendall
    OAKLAND — For everyone who has ever passed one of this city’s sprawling homeless encampments and wondered how to help, Mayor Libby Schaaf has an answer — open your door to someone in need of shelter. The Oakland mayor is asking residents to offer their spare rooms, Airbnb units and rental properties to the city’s homeless, a radical proposition that has prompted both cautious optimism and scathing criticism from her constituents. In her annual “State of the City” speech, Schaaf challenged Oakland residents to “give up that Airbnb. Fix up that back unit,” and offer the space to people in...
  • Is the Zodiac Killer About to Be Found?

    11/20/2017 11:57:24 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    A new History series invites top detectives and coders to resolve the gruesome almost 50-year-old mystery."The Zodiac Killer is the most notorious unsolved murder cases in the history of the United States," retired Detective Supervisor in Criminal/Gang Homicide Division of LAPD Sal LaBarbera tells us. Sal along with Ken Marine Corp vet and cold case specialist Kenneth Mains and a team of computer code crackers are determined to solve this serial killer mystery in History’s brand-new series, The Zodiac Killer: Case Close? [Read more: The best shows on BT TV this month] Here's all you need to know about the...
  • http://ktla.com/2017/11/19/cult-killer-charles-manson-dies-in-bakersfield-hopsital-at-83/

    11/20/2017 6:51:27 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    Born Charles Milles Maddox on Nov. 12, 1934, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Manson – who took his uncle’s last name – was in and out of reform schools and prison beginning at the age of 12. In 1967, Manson moved to San Francisco, where he began to attract a devoted group of followers, including some who would later carry out a string of savage killings known as the Tate/LaBianca murders. Over the course of two nights, the killers took the lives of seven people, inflicting 169 stab wounds and seven .22-caliber gunshot wounds. On June 16, 1970, Charles Manson and three...
  • Fresno State prof says he did nothing wrong, won’t ‘pay a dime’ for erasing anti-abortion messages

    11/20/2017 5:56:52 AM PST · by ptsal · 34 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | Nov 10, 2017 | Mackenzie Mays
    A Fresno State professor sued by students after interfering with their anti-abortion messages on campus says he did nothing wrong – and didn’t pay $17,000 in a settlement despite an announcement made by Alliance Defending Freedom on Thursday. “I admitted absolutely no wrongdoing, and I did not have to pay a dime,” public health professor Greg Thatcher said Friday. The costs were covered by his insurance company through the National Education Association, he said.
  • A Professor Learns An Expensive Lesson About Civility And The First Amendment

    11/20/2017 5:19:17 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 20, 2017 | George Leef
    A college professor is supposed to teach his subject and serve as a role model for students, especially when it comes to civility and respect for the rights of others. Often, however, professors feel justified in engaging in behavior that wouldn’t be tolerated in children, as a recent case at Fresno State University shows. Last April, a group of students, members of Fresno State Students for Life (FSSL), sought and received permission from the university to exercise their rights of free speech by writing pro-life messages in chalk on the sidewalks leading to the university library. They had finished their...
  • Mass murderer Charles Manson dead at 83

    11/19/2017 10:03:17 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11-19-2017 | Chris Perez
    Notorious killer Charles Manson has died, according to a report. Citing the sister of Sharon Tate — Manson’s most famous victim —TMZ has reported that the 83-year-old passed away around 8:15 p.m Sunday.