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  • Some say San Francisco's open-air urinal must go

    02/05/2016 1:48:36 PM PST · by rey · 39 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 5 Feb 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO — An attorney representing a group of civic organizations has sent a legal claim letter to the city of San Francisco threatening to sue if an open-air urinal in Dolores Park is not removed in 20 days. The concrete circular urinal, which is out in the open and screened only through plants for privacy, was installed in the iconic park last month to the approval of some. They said the park's meager three toilets led some to relieve themselves in bushes and on buildings. But the backlash has already started with six civic groups teaming up in a...
  • New Hampshire poll: Trump on top, Rubio in second

    02/04/2016 2:29:31 PM PST · by McGruff · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | February 4, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Donald Trump continues to hold a wide lead among likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/WMUR tracking poll, with the pack vying for second place is beginning to break up. Behind Trump's field-leading 29% support, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio climbs to second place with 18% following his strong third place finish in Iowa, followed by Ted Cruz (13%) and John Kasich (12%) in a near-tie for third. Jeb Bush holds fifth place at 10%, a hair behind Cruz and Kasich, with Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina well behind at 4% each. The fight for second...
  • Nancy Pelosi Invokes ‘Prophet Muhammad’ At National Prayer Breakfast

    02/04/2016 2:23:56 PM PST · by detective · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/04/2016 | Casey Harper
    Congressmen, President Barack Obama and faith leaders from around the country met for the annual prayer breakfast in Washington, D.C. Thursday. At the breakfast, House Minority Leader Democrat Nancy Pelosi took the opportunity to invoke "the prophet Muhammad."
  • ‘No, No, No, No’—Pelosi Says She Opposes Restrictions on Women in Combat

    02/04/2016 1:14:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 4, 2016 | 12:35 PM EST | Penny Starr
    At her weekly press briefing on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she does not support Congress taking any action to restrict the use of women in combat by the U.S. military. [...] "No, no, no, no. I think that women can--while it's an individual thing for men and for women as to the task--but I support removing any barriers to women serving in the military, including becoming commander in chief." ...
  • Ryan, McCarthy again tell Chaffetz to stay away from Clinton

    02/04/2016 11:42:41 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | February 4,2016 | JAKE SHERMAN and RACHAEL BADE
    Speaker Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy met privately with Rep. Jason Chaffetz Wednesday evening to reiterate that he cannot proceed with any investigation that involves Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the meeting. The impetus for the gathering was a POLITICO story where Chaffetz, the chairman, of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was quoted as saying that a pending probe into government record keeping practices would not be "specifically trying to target the secretary, but when she creates her own private email system, she's ensnarled herself.” Presented with the quote before publication, House...
  • 'I don't think so, darling': Donald Trump dismisses woman defending illegal immigration

    02/04/2016 11:30:19 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 116 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 2/04/2016 | Colin Campbell
    'I don't think so, darling': Donald Trump dismisses woman defending illegal immigration Colin Campbell 1h Donald Trump held a town-hall-style event on Thursday, and his first question was from a woman who appeared to criticize his hard-line approach to illegal immigration. The woman began by saying she was from Southern California. "You live in Southern California? What are you doing here? Are you a liberal Democrat, by any chance?" Trump joked at the Exeter, New Hampshire, event. She continued by saying she had friends who immigrated to the US illegally. ..snip... Trump responded by accusing her of asking the question...
  • White House rallies public, private efforts to prepare for devastating earthquakes

    02/03/2016 12:48:43 PM PST · by yoe · 13 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | february 2, 2016 | Michael Doyle
    Spurred by renewed fears of the fabled “Big One” shattering the West Coast, the Obama administration on Tuesday promoted stronger earthquake-preparedness efforts as part of a first-of-its-kind White House summit. Private foundation grants will fund new research at universities in California and Washington state, the Forest Service will streamline the placement of seismic monitoring stations and a presidential order will tighten standards for new federal buildings.
  • Five Myths About Marijuana and You

    10/28/2015 6:37:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/28/2015 | James Arlandson
    Myths about marijuana are apparent in college papers, online, and in the media. The users are eager to believe they dont have a problem, so an entire mythology has grown up around the plant. But here are the counterarguments
  • Shock PPP national poll: Trump 25, Cruz 21, Rubio 21

    02/04/2016 9:08:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    Cruz’s numbers here aren’t a shock — he’s been in the high teens and low twenties for awhile — but Trump hasn’t dipped as low as 25 percent in a national poll since November and Rubio hasn’t seen a number as high as 21 percent since … ever. That makes some righty poll-watchers nervous since PPP’s credibility has been attacked in the past. Not only are they liberal, they were the subject of a famous critique of their methodology by Nate Cohn in TNR a few years ago. If you’re looking to throw out this result, which no other...
  • 92-year-old San Jacinto resident fires gun at axe-wielding burglar

    02/03/2016 7:05:01 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 10 replies
    riversidecountynewssource ^ | February 1, 2016 | Trevor Montgomery
    San Jacinto, California , A 92-year-old WWII veteran fired a shot at a burglary suspect on Jan. 31, after the unidentified man attempted to gain access into the victim’s residence. The suspect reportedly attempted to smash his way through a garage door of the residence before shattering a window and attempting to climb into the home. The suspect was reportedly not hit by the fired shot, sheriff Sgt. Craig McDonald wrote about the incident. area of Chase St., where yesterday's attempted burglary occurred. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s San Jacinto Police Station responded to a 911 call at about...
  • San Francisco's tech bros told: get out of the gayborhood

    02/02/2016 3:48:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 2 February 2016 | Nellie Bowles and Sam Levin
    Residents of San Francisco's historically gay Castro district are worried that the gay scene is changing, and traditional LGBT institutions are rapidly disappearingWhen Cleve Jones, a longtime gay activist who led the creation of the Aids Memorial Quilt, went to his local gay bar in the Castro district, he saw something that shocked him. "The tech bros had taken over The Mix. They commanded the pool table and the patio. These big, loud, butch guys. It was scary," he said. "I'm not heterophobic, but I don't want to go to a gay bar and buy some guy a drink and...
  • CHP officer stabbed multiple times in San Francisco attack

    02/02/2016 3:30:36 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 2, 2016 | Hamed Aleaziz, Evan Sernoffsky and Kimberly Veklerov
    A California Highway Patrol officer was attacked and stabbed in the neck Tuesday morning by a man he and his partner confronted near a homeless encampment alongside an onramp to Interstate 80 in San Francisco, police said.
  • Obama Administration Ignores Federal Law, Allows California to Force Churches to Fund Abortions

    02/02/2016 9:46:22 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 1, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    It has been more than a year since the Obama Administration promised to investigate a California order that forces churches to fund abortions through health insurance plans. Despite the repeated urging of pro-life lawmakers and religious groups in California to act on that promise, the administration appears to be doing nothing. The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department of Managed Health Care reclassified abortion as a “basic health service” under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state to begin covering surgical abortions immediately. Even churches are not exempt from funding abortions. The...
  • California mom gets life in prison for stabbing her 3 daughters to death

    02/01/2016 10:04:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 1, 2016 | Nancy Dillon
    The California mom who stabbed her three young daughters to death with a kitchen knife was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Monday. Carol Ann Coronado, 32, was found covered in blood on a bed beside her lifeless children inside their working-class house south of LAX Airport on May 20, 2014. She killed 2-year-old Sophia, 16-month-old Yazmine and 2-month-old Xenia before injuring herself with self-inflicted stab wounds, prosecutors said.
  • Jesse Jackson: ‘Star Wars’ Record-Breaking Box Office Success Due to Racially Diverse Cast

    02/01/2016 2:30:47 PM PST · by drewh · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | feb 1 2016 | Kipp Jones
    Rev. Jesse Jackson partially credits the casting of black British actor John Boyega for the financial success of Star Wars: the Force Awakens in an op-ed piece about “Hollywood apartheid.” “For the second year in a row, no actor or actress of color has been nominated for an Academy Award. That is a shameful streak,” Jackson wrote in USA TODAY on Monday. “But the growing outcry over the whitewashing of the prestigious golden statue and the industry it celebrates is a sign of at least some progress.” Jackson wrote that minority performers are the future of the industry. “By midcentury,...
  • Which type of President do we need?

    02/01/2016 10:07:50 AM PST · by mirvin · 36 replies
    Self | 02/01/2016 | MIRVIN
    Hamiltonian, Wilsonian, Jeffersonian, or Jacksonian?
  • California of the Dark Ages

    02/01/2016 10:15:14 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-31-16 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>I recently took a few road trips longitudinally and latitudinally across California. The state bears little to no resemblance to what I was born into. In a word, it is now a medieval place of lords and peasants-and few in between. Or rather, as I gazed out on the California Aqueduct, the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Luis Reservoir, I realized we are like the hapless, squatter Greeks of the Dark Ages, who could not figure out who those mythical Mycenaean lords were that built huge projects still standing in their midst, long after Lord Ajax and King Odysseus disappeared into exaggeration and myth. Henry Huntington built the entire Big Creek Hydroelectric Project in the time it took our generation to go to three hearings on a proposed dam.</p>
  • New York Times: Jeb Bush 'Savaged' By Donald Trump

    02/01/2016 7:26:11 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/1/16 | Dr Susan Berry
    Bloomberg News' former top editor, Al Hunt, says GOP candidate Jeb Bush has been "savaged" by Washington-outsider Donald Trump. Alongside various self-inflicted mistakes and hits from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), "Jeb Bush suffered most from being savaged by Mr. Trump, the billionaire developer, who derided him, insulted his family ties and mocked him with the lasting epithet that he was 'low energy,'" Hunt writes in a column at the New York Times. Hunt explains that Bush missed an opportunity in the first half of 2015 to define himself as a reform candidate and to showcase conservative credentials that appeal to...
  • Trump Finds Voice of Support in Unexpected Place: San Francisco's C-suite

    01/31/2016 8:06:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    San Francisco Business Times ^ | Jan 28, 2016 | Mark Calvey
    Virgin America CEO David Cush stunned a San Francisco audience Wednesday night when he responded to a short, but controversial, question: "Trump or Hillary?" Essentially, the question was posed in the spirit of a lightning round asking him which candidate he thought would win a prospective Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton presidential race. That followed a prior question on which team he expects will win the Super Bowl. Like a pitcher hoping to get out of a tight situation with a curve ball, Cush first avoided the question: "What's that? OK. I'm looking for the exit." That sparked laughter from...
  • Bill Maher: I Wish Liberals Would Have Same Intolerance For Muslims That They Do For Christians

    01/31/2016 11:11:50 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 30, 2016 | unattributed
    On the Friday broadcast of his HBO show Real Time, Bill Maher told liberals see the world the way they want it rather than the way it is when it comes to the threat of Islam and Islamic terror. Maher, a religious critic, told his fellow liberals he wishes they would have the same "intolerance" for Muslim-related terror around the world that they do for Christians and Christian fundamentalists at home. Maher brought up the decision by the Italians to cover up nude statues during a state visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. "This is the horribleness of what's going...
  • Another Obama aide leaves White House – look who her hubby works for

    01/31/2016 7:21:26 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 1/30/2016 | Freida Powers
    Obama just lost another one of his top advisers. His legislative affairs director has stepped down, creating challenges to passing the president's agenda in his final year in the White House, according to The Hill. Chief of Obama's legislative affairs operation, Katie Beirne Fallon is leaving after two years on the job. Fallon, a former aide to Sens. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), was instrumental in helping Obama score victories in trade, budget and Iran nuclear deal agreements last year. Obama called Fallon a "close adviser" and a "good friend," in a statement on Friday. "Republicans and Democrats...
  • Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Vandalized with Swastika (libs in desperation mode now)

    01/30/2016 7:35:46 PM PST · by drewh · 28 replies
    Entertainment industry outlet TheWrap shared the Reddit user’s image of the star painted with a black, backwards swastika on Saturday; however, the the outlet reported the star showed no signs of damage upon further investigation. Trump has at times been portrayed as a “nazi” by members of the media since announcing his candidacy. Democrats and even some fellow Republicans have disparaged him as a racist over his pledge to enforce the country’s immigration laws. Following the San Bernardino terrorist attacks, Trump proposed a temporary ban on Muslim immigration into the United States, citing the “great hatred towards Americans by large...
  • Mexican Actress Kate Del Castillo Under Investigation On Suspicion Of Money Laundering (Trump hater)

    01/30/2016 7:11:36 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 9 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 25 Jan 2016
    WESTLAKE DISTRICT (CBSLA.com) — A handful of fans held signs outside of the Mexican consulate Monday in support of actress Kate del Castillo, who is under investigation on suspicion of money laundering in Mexico.
  • Carson Seeks to Illuminate the "Civilization-Jihad" in Debate

    01/30/2016 2:20:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | Kyle Shideler
    For those of us who focus daily on Islamist activities in the United States and threat they pose to both U.S security and constitutional freedoms, presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson's invocation at the Fox Republican Debate of the threat posed by "civilization Jihad" was a breath of fresh air following a series of primary debates which have in large measure devolved into discussions of which candidate has the most aggressive kinetic approach to Islamic terrorism. An approach that, 15 years after 9/11, has proven largely unsuccessful. Carson referred specifically to the phrase, "civilization jihad" because it is mentioned in the...
  • Alexis Arquette calls out Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith as ‘gay’ hypocrites

    01/19/2016 2:56:24 PM PST · by presidio9 · 57 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, January 19, 2016
    Take note Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: Getting political has its risks. After the actress declared Monday that she will be boycotting the Oscars after her husband was snubbed, Alexis Arquette took a major swing at the pair for what she alleges is hypocrisy. The transgender actress and gender-rights activist "outed" the married couple with a Facebook post that argued that Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s comments on race and the Oscars were invalid because they won't ’fess up about their alleged homosexuality. "When Jada comes out as Gay and her beard husband admits his first marriage ended when she...
  • Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales

    01/30/2016 7:36:37 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 31 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, announcing Friday a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network. The new policy applies also to Facebook's photo-sharing service Instagram. It comes after gun control groups have long complained that Facebook and other online sites are frequently used by unlicensed sellers and buyers not legally eligible to buy firearms.
  • High-pressure mass above Southern California keeps brunt of El Niño away

    01/30/2016 11:18:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Los angeles Times ^ | 01/29/2106 | Rong-Gong Lin II
    "High pressure literally means there's more air in the atmosphere above you. And it pushes down on the air. And when it does that, it compresses it, and it literally heats up through compression," said Bill Patzert, climatologist for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge. That mass of high pressure "needs to flatten out and go away" for storms to return to Southern California, said National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Bruno. But that doesn't mean hopes for an El Nino-style Southern California winter have been dashed. Experts say it might be simply too early for El Nino-influenced rains...
  • WHITE HOUSE BLAMES REPUBLICANS FOR DEPORTED SAN FRANCISCO KILLER

    07/06/2015 1:21:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | july 6, 2015 | charlie spiering
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is blaming Republicans after an illegal immigrant who was reportedly deported five times was charged with murder in California. When asked by reporters about critics of President Obamas immigration enforcement policies, Earnest insisted that it was actually Republicans who are fault for voting against the Gang Of Eight bill last year, pointing out that it contained funding to increase border security. The fact is that the president has done everything within his power to make sure that we are focusing our law enforcement resources on criminals and those who pose a threat to public...
  • At SF Schools, the Kids Are All Right

    10/22/2015 7:15:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Is there such a thing as being too politically correct in San Francisco? Yes -- but a public official has to overreach drastically to hit that mark. Everett Middle School principal Lena Van Haren did just that when she chose to withhold the results of her school's Oct. 9 student council election because students had elected too many white kids. "It's not OK for a school that is really, really diverse to have the student representatives majority white," Van Haren told the San Francisco Chronicle's Jill Tucker as her decision made national news. On Monday, Van Haren finally released the...
  • California Middle School Principal Is Openly Withholding Student Election Results Because

    10/19/2015 11:45:45 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | october 19, 2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    A middle school principal in San Francisco has refused to release the results of a school election because of a lack of diversity among the winning candidates. Everett Middle School principal Lena Van Haren said in an email to parents sent Oct. 14 four days after the student government election that the results would be withheld because the winning candidates did not properly reflect the diversity at the school, according toKTVU-TV. Van Haren told the news station that her schools population is 80 percent students of color and 20 percent white students statistics the election results did...
  • Marin County: Where the white folks are

    03/28/2011 2:51:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/28/11 | Jenny Pisillo
    The slogan to the Marin Convention and Visitors Bureau is "Marin: It's just a little out there." Their site also notes that "It's different here. And not by accident." One difference is that Marin is the culturally, pretty plain vanilla. It's probably not a shock that of all the pockets and regions in the Bay Area, Marin County is the least diverse of them all. Or translated differently, Marin has one of the highest percentage of Caucasians. While this is most likely a well known fact, The Bay Citizen last week confirmed this, in compiling the 10 Whitest Cities in...
  • Van Jones: The environmental movement is too white

    09/25/2013 2:52:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-25-2013
    Is the green movement too white? According to former Obama administration green jobs czar Van Jones, it is. Jones told the news site Grist that the environmental movement has a diversity problem. The mainstream donors and environmental organizations could be strengthened just by recognizing the other environmentalisms that are already existing and flourishing outside their purview, Jones said. Historically, many environmental organizations have been mostly white, and organizations tying environmentalism to social justice received a much smaller amount of funding than mainstream groups. But Jones said that a movement that welcomed more diversity would flourish. If you go to Detroit,...
  • 2 remaining jail escapees arrested in San Francisco

    01/30/2016 11:29:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 30, 2016 | Anh Do, Matt Stevens, Taylor Goldenstein, Richard Winton
    The two remaining fugitives who escaped from an Orange County jail last week were arrested by San Francisco police, authorities said Saturday. The suspects were arrested at around 9 a.m. in the city's park district police area, according to San Francisco police officer Grace Gatpandan. Officials had said Friday that Hossein Nayeri, 37, and Jonathan Tieu, 20, were probably in the Bay Area and might be headed to Fresno. No details about the arrests were immediately available. The Orange County Sheriff's Department scheduled a press briefing for noon in Santa Ana. The location of the arrest was not provided. But...
  • Brave Browser: Ousted Mozilla CEO Is Changing the Web Again

    01/30/2016 9:22:23 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 42 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 January 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    After Brendan Eich resigned as CEO of the Mozilla Corporation amid controversy when it was revealed that he had given $1,000 to support a California ban on same-sex marriage, he set out to do again what he had done with Mozilla's Firefox browser: revolutionize the way people access the Internet.His newest venture is as bold as what he did when he co-founded the Mozilla project, the Mozilla Foundation, and the Mozilla Corporation. He has started a new company that is producing a browser that promises to strike a balance between web-based advertising and privacy. Coming from anyone else, this promise...
  • San Francisco police recite pledge to root out intolerance

    01/30/2016 9:29:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:10 PM EST | Paul Elias
    San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying intolerant behavior, such as slurs and jokes targeting people of color, gays and women. The pledge is part of a broader public relations campaign by the embattled police department to repair frayed relations with minority neighborhoods and community activists. The campaign comes amid growing tensions between police and black communities that are shaking up departments across the country and have led to the dismissal of top brass in some cities, including Chicago. Politically progressive San Francisco is not...
  • Oakland’s Minimum Wage Is Up, Wal-Mart Is Out

    01/30/2016 8:44:31 AM PST · by upchuck · 64 replies
    daily signal ^ | Jan 22, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    A minimum wage of $12.55 an hour in Oakland, Calif., may be the culprit for a Wal-Mart store's closure. Wal-Mart announced Jan. 15 it will close 269 stores globally, including 154 locations in the United States-affecting about 10,000 associates across the nation... snip Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, a Democrat, has been leading statewide efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15. "This higher city minimum wage eliminated the jobs of the very workers advocates wanted to help," said James Sherk, a research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation... snip The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that most...
  • Windsor teen badly hurt when e-cigarette explodes in his mouth

    01/29/2016 9:37:23 AM PST · by rey · 32 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 29 Jan 2016
    An electronic cigarette exploded in a 15-year-old Windsor boy’s mouth, causing him to lose about a half-dozen teeth, police and fire officials said. The explosion sent hot shards of the device scattering, with some still hot like embers on the floor when firefighters arrived after a 911 call came in just after 1 p.m. Jan. 17 at a home on Summer Rain Drive off Los Amigos Road, said Cyndi Foreman, a fire prevention specialist with the Central Fire Authority of Sonoma County. “His teeth literally fell out with braces on them,” Foreman said. “He had lacerations to his lip and...
  • Ky. Governor claims Planned Parenthood performs 'illegal, unlicensed' abortions

    01/28/2016 8:47:00 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    WDRB-TV ^ | 1/28/2016 | Jessica Denson
    Louisville, Ky. (WDRB) -- Gov. Matt Bevin (R) claimed Thursday that Planned Parenthood is performing illegal and unlicensed abortions in Kentucky. He spoke to reporters and photographers during an unrelated event in Louisville. "I've always been a very strongly unapologetic pro-life individual," Bevin said. "To that end, that has not changed. What I tell you is interesting, and this is just breaking news even today, is that Planned Parenthood is illegally performing abortions in Kentucky." He went on to say, "It's that brazen disregard for the law that is going to be hammered down. There is no tolerance whatsoever for...
  • Fiorina Slams Fox News Moderator Over Smearing Rick Santorum’s Pro-Life Credentials

    01/28/2016 7:51:15 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 28, 2016 | Staff
    Moderator Martha MacCallum twisted facts during the GOP undercard debate in Iowa when she turned to pro-life former Sen. Rick Santorum and asked, "Carly Fiorina was the only one of the GOP candidates to attend the March for Life in Washington last week. Where were you?" The premise of MacCallum's question was deceptive, at best. As Breitbart News reported, Fiorina was the only GOP presidential candidate invited to speak at the March for Life on January 22. The committee that organizes the march set the theme of "Pro-Life, Pro-Woman Go Hand-in-Hand" as a way to counter the "war on women"...
  • Fiorina throws $3.5 million at Trump, Cruz to join debate

    01/28/2016 8:02:57 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/28/2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    An hour after a Ted Cruz-supporting super political action committee announced it would give $1.5 million to any charity if Donald Trump met him for a one-on-one debate, fellow GOP candidate Carly Fiorina jumped in on the action. Upping the ante, I'm free tomorrow at 8pm, @realDonaldTrump. My campaign will give $2mm to veterans' cause to debate at Drake U. (2/2)-- Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) January 28, 2016 My campaign will also donate $1.5 million to veterans' cause to join debate Saturday in Sioux City, @tedcruz @realDonaldTrump (1/2)-- Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) January 28, 2016 The former Hewlett Packard CEO tweeted late...
  • Hardball at Yosemite National Park

    01/28/2016 10:32:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    On Jan. 14, the National Park Service announced that Yosemite's iconic Ahwahnee Hotel will become the Majestic Yosemite Hotel on March 1. A news release explained that because of a trademark dispute with outgoing concessionaire Delaware North of Buffalo, N.Y., the Wawona Hotel will become Big Trees Lodge and Curry Village will become Half Dome Village. People readily saw a case of corporate greed. At Mother Jones, Kevin Drum posted a blog with a photo of company executives and the heading: "Meet the corporate suits who claim to own the trademark to 'Yosemite National Park.'" The next day, Drum conceded...
  • Terrorist bride might get an un-Islamic burial

    12/12/2015 8:19:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 11, 2015 | Hollie McKay
    The mysterious jihadi bride who helped her husband kill 14 and wound 21 in last week's terror attack in San Bernardino could get the unceremonious - and un-Islamic - funeral she deserves, as no Muslim leaders want anything to do with her, FoxNews.com has learned. The bullet-riddled body of Tashfeen Malik is still at the San Bernardino County morgue, along with that of her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook. But while his remains are expected to soon be released to his family, community and mosque leaders are treating her corpse like a hot potato. "No one wants to claim her and...
  • First Case of Zika Virus, Linked to Birth Defects, Confirmed in Los Angeles

    01/27/2016 6:28:12 PM PST · by Marie · 37 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | Jan 27, 2016 | onathan Zhou
    The Zika virus, a disease suspected of causing birth defects which spread across much of Latin America in 2015, has now reached the United States. A young girl who traveled from Los Angeles County to El Salvador was infected with the mosquito-transmitted disease, according to the local department of public health. The girl has now recovered, but it’s not the adults infected with the disease who are especially at risk—it’s the unborn. The Zika virus is linked to microcephaly, a birth defect where the infant is born with an abnormally small brain. The majority of children born with the disease...
  • LAPD Officers Won’t Face Charges After Opening Fire on Delivery Women During Dorner Manhunt

    01/27/2016 5:19:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Tiems ^ | 01/27/2016 | By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather•
    ight Los Angeles police officers who mistakenly opened fire on Los Angeles Times newspaper delivery women thinking they were rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner in 2013 will not be criminally charged, the L.A. County district attorney’s office announced Wednesday. The officers opened fire in the predawn hours of Feb. 7, 2013, as Margie Carranza and her mother, Emma Hernandez, were slowly cruising though a Torrance neighborhood in a pickup truck delivering papers. Law enforcement officers around the region were on edge during the massive manhunt for Dorner, the ex-LAPD officer who sought vengeance against police officials he blamed for his firing....
  • AR-15 Rifle, Ammo Go Missing After OC Deputy Places Case on Vehicle and Drives Off: Authorities

    01/27/2016 5:27:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 27, 2016, | by John A. Moreno and Chip Yost,
    Sheriff's officials in Orange County [California] on Wednesday were searching for an AR-15 patrol rifle that went missing after a deputy placed it on the trunk of his vehicle and drove away, authorities said. The deputy, assigned to the Aliso Viejo station, was preparing his equipment before his assigned shift began about 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to a statement from the Orange County [California] Sheriff's Department. The rifle was described by officials as a black, semi-automatic, .223-caliber Colt AR-15 with a 20-inch barrel and serial No. A0091856. It was inside its black case with three loaded magazines when the deputy...
  • Body camera shows man yelled 'I can't breathe' before death (yelled??; Oakland CA)

    01/27/2016 2:26:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 5:02 PM EST
    The family of a 51-year-old man who screamed 20 times that police were killing him has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the city of Oakland. The Oakland Tribune reports Wednesday that Hernan Jaramillo also wailed that he couldn't breathe repeatedly before he died in 2013. [...] An autopsy found the cause of death to be multiple drug intoxication associated with physical exertion. ...
  • MacDailyNews presents live notes from Apple’s Q116 Conference Call (prerecorded)

    01/26/2016 5:02:57 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Mac Daily News Staff
    (Read the bullet points from the bottom to the top to get the correct order of events and points as they were made in the conference call as made.--Swordmaker) MacDailyNews presents live notes from Apple's Q116 Conference Call with analysts starting at 5pm EDT/2pm PDT today.Apple will provide live audio streaming of its Q116 Results Conference Call using Apple's industry-leading QuickTime multimedia software.The live webcast will begin at 2pm PDT/ 5pm EDT today here.Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 first quarter ended December 26, 2015. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion and record quarterly...
  • Why Apple's iPhone Q4 Earnings Beat Droid's Lifetime Revenues

    01/25/2016 8:24:21 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    Invetopedia ^ | January 25, 2016 | By Euny Hong
    Turn on the Android spigot, please. According to Oracle Corp. (ORCL), Alphabet Inc.'s (GOOG) free mobile operating system Android has generated $31 billion in revenues for the company. The Redwood Shores, Calif.-based company has filed a lawsuit accusing Google of using Java to develop Android without paying dues. “Look at the extraordinary magnitude of commerciality here,” Oracle attorney Annette Hurst is quoted as telling a federal magistrate attorney judge in the courtroom in a Bloomberg piece. The revenue amount for Android is not peanuts. But, it still falls short of Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) earnings from iPhone by a wide...
  • Apple Announces Fiscal 1Q16 Results, Misses Revenue Estimates (part 1 of 8)

    01/27/2016 11:10:51 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    NASDAQ ^ | Jan 27, 2016 11:59 am EST | By Adam Rogers
    Apple revenues increase 1.7% YoY On January 26, 2016, Apple (AAPL) announced its fiscal 1Q16 results. Its revenues of $75.9 billion were lower than analysts' estimates of $77 billion. But EPS (earnings per share) of $3.28 was better than the $3.25 that analysts were expecting.Apple's EPS grew from $3.06 in fiscal 1Q15 to $3.28 in fiscal 1Q16, mainly due to the aggressive share buyback program it's been following. Enlarge GraphEarnings beat analysts' estimate Apple's net income (or earnings) was $18.4 billion on revenues of $75.9 billion for fiscal 1Q16, beating consensus analyst estimates of $18.2 billion. In comparison, Apple's net...
  • Apple reports a quarterly profit of $18.4 billion, the largest in history

    01/27/2016 2:06:32 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    The Verge ^ | January 26, 2016 | By Ben Popper
    But the company predicted revenue will decline next quarter, its first drop in years Apple's profits typically skyrocket during the fourth quarter, when new models of the iPhone often arrive and shiny new devices are purchased as holiday gifts. Last yearApple notched a record $18 billion in profit during this period, the largest ever recorded by a single public corporation. This year the company topped that, generating a profit of $18.4 billion on $75.9 billion in revenue during the last three months of 2015. The average sale price for its best selling devices, the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, was also...