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  • Donovan's campaign finance director arrested, Donovan fires campaign manager (Conn. 5th, open seat)

    05/31/2012 7:36:58 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 23 replies
    The finance director of state House Speaker Christopher Donovan's campaign for Congress has been charged with conspiring with others to conceal the source of $20,000 in campaign contributions. Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced that 33-year-old Robert Braddock Jr. of Meriden was arrested and charged Wednesday in an alleged conspiracy ... Prosecutors allege Braddock and unnamed co-conspirators arranged $10,000 in payments from conduit contributors to Donovan's campaign for the 5th District seat in connection with proposed legislation this year. The purpose of the conduit contributions was to conceal that the individuals who were actually financing the payments had an interest in...
  • UConn welcomes gay players

    05/25/2012 4:13:50 AM PDT · by Third Person · 18 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 24th, 2012 | Unknown
    STORRS, Conn. -- Gay and play hockey? You're welcome at the University of Connecticut. That is the message the school's men's hockey team is sending out in two videos for a program called You Can Play. The goal of the international initiative launched in March is to work to end homophobia in hockey. "We thought it was a great idea to show the community how we feel about homosexuality in sports, and let people know that anyone can play on our team," said UConn captain Sean Ambrosie. The public service videos are posted on YouTube and the UConn website, and...
  • Residents, environmentalists crowd hearing on Bridgeport (CT) coal plant

    05/15/2012 3:52:47 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    More than 150 people crowded into a room in the City Hall Annex Monday night to weigh in on Bridgeport Harbor Station's request to renew its five-year operating permit, which expired earlier this year. Environmentalists have been trying for years to shut down the coal operations at the station, which is owned by the Newark-based Public Service Electric & Gas. This may be their best chance, said John Calandrelli, program director for the Sierra Club's local chapter. "This is the first, big, major step in what we believe will be, hopefully, a short fight to convince them to not only...
  • Radioactive man? Milford resident pulled over by state police

    05/11/2012 8:44:35 AM PDT · by null and void · 20 replies
    CT Post ^ | 08:36 p.m., Thursday, May 10, 2012 | Amanda Cuda
    Mike Apatow, of Milford, poses at Stratford Fire Station, Company 2, in Stratford, Conn. May 10th, 2012, where he works as firefighter. Apatow, who had a radioactive stress test Wednesday, was pulled over later in the day, in Newtown, by a state police trooper after a radioactivity detector in the trooper's car was set off when Apatow passed. The detectors are used to help identify potential terror threats. Apatow was not on duty at the time. Photo: Ned Gerard / Connecticut Post Mike Apatow was minding his own business Wednesday, driving to an appointment for work in Washington Depot when...
  • 2 NY sites recall Benedict Arnold's early heroics

    05/10/2012 6:54:38 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 41 replies
    AP via boston.com ^ | 5-10-12 | Chris Carola
    This undated sketch portrait of Gen. Benedict Arnold by an unknown artist was provided by the Library of Congress. While most Americans know Arnold as the man who betrayed his nation by trying to turn over the American fortifications at West Point to the British, then joining the redcoats when the plot was uncovered, his heroic actions at the Revolutionary War's Battles of Saratoga are detailed in a new exhibit opening Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Saratoga National Historical Park. ALBANY, N.Y.—Benedict Arnold is a hero again, at least temporarily, at two upstate New York historic sites where his...
  • UN welcomes end to death penalty in Connecticut

    04/27/2012 4:32:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    GENEVA (AP) - The U.N. human rights office has welcomed Connecticut's move to end the death penalty for future crimes and urged other U.S. states to do the same. A spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says the United States was ranked among the top five countries carrying out executions in 2011....
  • Congress looks into New England power outages

    04/26/2012 6:27:12 PM PDT · by matt04 · 16 replies
    Although lawmakers wanted information on what is wrong with New England's aging electric power grid, they heard from a Connecticut utility Thursday about what that utility is doing right. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said he called for the hearing because of the electricity outages in New England last year caused by bad weather and an emerging pattern in the United States of more frequent and stronger storms. "We know that there will be another storm that will knock down our power lines," Bingaman said. Introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., to...
  • Q Poll: (CT)voters back minimum-wage increase

    04/25/2012 11:28:01 AM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    A new Quinnipiac University poll shows overwhelming support for raising the minimum wage, a timely political boost to an issue that legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are reluctant to take up in the last two weeks of the legislative session. The poll released Wednesday also found complex, generally negative views on the abolition of the death penalty for future crimes, a bill the governor is poised to sign into law this week after recent passage by the General Assembly. Voters continue to express disapproval of the performance of Malloy and legislators, with 60 percent dissatisfied with the way things...
  • Occupy New Haven protesters told to get out

    04/17/2012 11:44:30 AM PDT · by matt04 · 16 replies
    New Haven city officials have been given the green light to evict Occupy New Haven protesters from the Green. The protesters must begin vacating the Green on Wednesday morning. Protestors have been stationed on the New Haven Green for the past six months, one of the longest stays in New England. Bulldozers began moving in last week after a judge had ruled with the city, saying the tents were becoming a hazard and blocking public space. But, another judge in a federal appeals court judge decided protestors could have a little more time, granting another temporary stay. The decision to...
  • ShePAC Fights Back: "2012 Won't Be A War On Women, It Will Be A War By Women"

    04/17/2012 3:52:05 PM PDT · by ak267 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/17/2012 | Breitbart TV
    ShePac Endorses five candidates for the upcoming 2012 Senatorial campaign: Linda McMahon (Connecticut) Sarah Steelman (Missouri) Linda Lingle (Hawaii) Heather Wilson (New Mexico) Deb Fischer (Nebraska) http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/04/17/SHE-PAC-2012-Wont-Be-A-War-On-Women-It-Will-Be-A-War-By-Women#disqus_thread
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • With House vote, Malloy to sign death penalty repeal

    04/12/2012 12:03:03 PM PDT · by matt04 · 42 replies
    On an 86-62 vote, the House of Representatives gave final legislative approval Wednesday night to a bill repealing the death penalty for future crimes, leaving Connecticut one step away from becoming the 17th state to abolish capital punishment. The bill, which Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has pledged to sign, advanced after a 9 1/2-hour debate focused largely on a provision that still mandates capital punishment for Connecticut's 11 death row inmates. The bill passed with votes from 78 of 99 Democrats and eight of 52 Republicans. Senate Democrats passed the bill 20-16 last week, with two Democrats joining all 14...
  • Conn. House to take up death penalty repeal bill

    04/10/2012 3:28:18 PM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies
    The Connecticut House of Representatives will be voting on the high-profile death penalty repeal bill Wednesday, a week after the bill passed in the state's Senate. Doug Whiting, spokesman for House Speaker Rep. Christopher Donovan of Meriden, told the Associated Press Tuesday that the House will take up the bill mid-afternoon Wednesday. The proposed bill would abolish the death penalty for all future cases, but would not directly affect the sentences of current 11 inmates on Connecticut's death row. The state Senate approved a repeal bill after nearly 11 hours of debate last week. If passed in the House, the...
  • CT Senate passes death penalty repeal bill 20-16

    04/05/2012 7:37:59 AM PDT · by matt04 · 25 replies
    Shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday, state senators voted to pass the high-profiled death penalty repeal bill 20-16. The proposal now goes to the House of Representatives, where it is expected to pass easily. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has said he would sign the legislation into law. The legislation would not directly affect sentences of the 11 inmates on Connecticut's death row. But relatives of some crime victims are opposing the measure, saying it could be used by lawyers for those inmates as grounds for appeal. ... Support for the death penalty remains high in Connecticut, where a Quinnipiac University...
  • Dr. Petit weighs in on (CT) death penalty vote

    04/04/2012 1:56:55 PM PDT · by matt04 · 5 replies
    As Connecticut state senators gear up to vote on the high-profile death penalty repeal bill, Dr. William Petit said he believes that those who commit the most heinous crimes should be given the ultimate punishment. "We believe in the death penalty. It's the only just punishment. What about the forgotten people, people tortured? They have no voice," said Petit whose wife and two daughters were murdered in their Cheshire home in 2007. ... In the hours before the afternoon Senate session, Democrats proposed an amendment establishing harsh prison conditions for inmates who would have been candidates for the death penalty...
  • After a last count, (CT) death penalty (repeal) vote likely Wednesday

    04/03/2012 12:39:09 PM PDT · by matt04 · 19 replies
    With Gov. Dannel P. Malloy pledging to sign the bill into law, the state Senate is preparing for a vote as soon as Wednesday on a measure to repeal the death penalty for future crimes. Leaders of the Senate Democratic majority intend Tuesday to canvass their 22 members for a final time, with the expectation of getting a commitment from at least 18 senators, the bare minimum necessary for passage. "We'll make a final decision tomorrow," Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams Jr., D-Brooklyn, said Monday night. "Do we want to move forward one way or the other? Yes."...
  • Occupy New Haven protestors given 10 more days

    03/28/2012 2:50:25 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    A federal judge has given Occupy New Haven protesters a 10-day reprieve. It's the second reprieve for the protesters who've been camped out on the New Haven Green since October. The city wants them off the property and issued them an eviction notice two weeks ago. The city argues the protesters are costing the city money, especially for police activities. New Haven officials say in court documents that the protesters never obtained a permit and that their temporary structures are littered with flammable materials including tires and wood pallets and have destroyed the grass and leave all sorts of trash....
  • Democrats pledge fuel tax relief, but only for one year

    03/19/2012 4:58:31 PM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies
    Majority Democrats proposed a one-year cap Monday on the state's escalating wholesale fuel tax -- but set it to expire one day before one of the largest fuel tax increases in state history is set to kick in. ... Republican legislative leaders, who have been advocating a cap on the state’s most volatile levy on gasoline for several months, agreed to support the proposal, but criticized Democrats for including an expiration date. At New Haven harbor, the single-largest fuel importing site in Connecticut, the wholesale price of gasoline stood Monday at $3.18 per gallon, according to the Independent Connecticut Petroleum...
  • Hate Crime Investigation at WCSU

    03/06/2012 4:29:23 PM PST · by matt04 · 39 replies
    Police are investigating hate crimes at Western Connecticut State University. A student discovered a gay slur written on a dry erase board outside her dorm room inside Litchfield Hall Feb. 27. She did not report the incident right away. The resident director was notified of the slur and contacted police March 2, according to authorities. On March 3, the student reported another gay slur written on a paper attached to her dorm room in Litchfield Hall. "Such acts are not tolerated at Western," Paul Steinmentz, a university spokesperson, said. "Our police department is investigating, and if the perpetrator is caught,...
  • Gas prices up for 8th straight day

    03/17/2012 5:47:32 PM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 3/17/2012 | CNNMoney Staff
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The national average price for a gallon of gasoline rose for the eighth straight day on Saturday to $3.835. That is now only about 7% below the record high of $4.11 from July 2008. The average price rose by four-tenths of a penny, according to the survey of gas stations conducted for the motorist group AAA. Gas prices are now up more than 17% this year. The nationwide average was $3.52 a gallon a month ago and $3.76 a gallon on March 9 -- the day that prices started rising again after a few days of...
  • Democratic Senate candidate from Connecticut: 'JEWISH-AMERICAN SETTLERS WHO MURDER make us unsafe'

    03/13/2012 3:11:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/13/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    And I thought women were supposed to be smart.... This evening, I received an email entitled "Bibi was here" from someone named Lee Whitnum. I did a little googling and found out that Lee Whitnum is a woman and is one of six declared candidates for the Democratic nomination to replace Joe Lieberman in the Senate. According to Wikipedia she is not one of the front runners, and we can only hope that the eventual nominee will not be as obsessed with Israel as Whitnum obviously is. AIPAC describes her as "anti-AIPAC activist and software engineer." "What do you do...
  • Andrew Roraback (R) FAILs 2nd Amendment Q&A (CT 5th District)

    03/03/2012 5:27:15 PM PST · by DTogo · 24 replies
    Vanity ^ | March 3, 2012 | DTogo
    "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Attended a CT 5th Distrcit Candidate "meet-n-greet" in Woodbury today sponsored by the Minortown Firearms Enthusiasts. At the end a Q&A was afforded with 4 of the 5 candidates: Lisa Wilson-Foley, Mark Greenberg, Andrew Roraback, Mike Clark, and Justin Bernier (who had to bug out early). They are looking to replace Liberal Democrat Chris Murphy (running for Lieberman's Senate seat - God help us).My first question was a simple yes/no on HR 822,...
  • Rapper Jim Jones Arrested After Wild Brawl in CT Casino

    02/27/2012 6:09:57 AM PST · by Cowman · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 25 Feb 2012 | Christopher Santorelli
    <p>The hip-hop artist and actor, whose “We Fly High” was one of 2007′s top-selling rap tracks, was charged with assault on a police officer and breach of peace, state police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said. Vance said he was not certain how the altercation Friday night began. Jones said on Twitter that he posted $40,000 in bond, adding that he “had a ball” while in custody.</p>
  • Lieberman to Iran: Negotiate or expect strike

    02/25/2012 6:57:31 PM PST · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    Greenwich Time ^ | February 25, 2012
    Sen. Joe Lieberman is leading a congressional move to push U.S. policy toward a more belligerent stance against Iran by urging President Obama to take action to "prevent the Iranian government from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability." The key policy change would shift the U.S. objective from preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons to that of preventing Iran from having the "capability" to make the weapons. The resolution is sponsored by Lieberman, Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bob Casey, D-Pa., and signed onto by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and 28 other senators.
  • Occupy UConn to confront Lieberman

    02/23/2012 3:09:55 PM PST · by matt04 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Members of Occupy UConn will confront U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman on Thursday during his visit to campus about his commitment to increase debt, expand foreign wars and government surveillance of American citizens. Members said they want answers regarding Lieberman's willingness to send University of Connecticut students to die on the front lines to defend democratic freedoms, while sat the same time working to deny those same freedoms to American citizens. Lieberman was invited to the campus to discuss the Cybersecurity Act, a bill before Congress that he co-sponsored with three colleagues. Members of Occupy UConn were expected to confront Lieberman...
  • FM News/Talk Coming To Eastern Connecticut (and east end of L.I.)

    02/25/2012 9:07:57 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 2 replies · 3+ views
    radio-insight.com ^ | 2/21/12 | Lance Venta
    Update 2/21/12: WJJF (94.9 FM, Montauk NY) will debut next week as “94.9 News Now“. The station’s lineup will feature local host Lee Elci from 6 to 9am. Elci has been hosting mornings at Cumulus’ 980 WXLM for the past six years. The remainder of the lineup will come from syndication; Laura Ingraham at 9am, Dennis Miller at 12pm, Mike Gallagher at 3pm, and Michael Savage at 6pm. Original Report 10/7/11: The southeastern portions of Connecticut and extreme east end of Long Island will once again have an FM News/Talk station based on recent domain registrations. John Fuller, owner of...
  • Man Tries To Evict His Mom On Her 98th Birthday

    02/18/2012 7:21:49 PM PST · by FailDaily.TK · 35 replies · 3+ views
    Peter Kantorowski wanted his 98-year-old mother to move into a nursing home or live with him. She wouldn't go; she didn't want to leave her home of nearly 60 years. Finally, Kantorowski went to court – and served his mother with an eviction notice shortly before her 98th birthday in December. Mary Kantorowski says she won't leave the small yellow house she's been in since 1953, raising her two sons and cooking for the church she attended daily. The house her late husband wanted her to stay in until she died; the house she says is her "everything." "I don't...
  • Connecticut son reportedly wants to evict 98-year-old mother

    02/17/2012 9:05:08 AM PST · by rawhide · 71 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2-17-12
    A Connecticut mother reportedly received an unusual gift for her 98th birthday from her eldest son -- eviction papers. Mary Kantorowski, who has lived in the same Fairfield, Conn., home since 1953, is now facing eviction from her yellow, Cape Cod-style home valued at $333,410, the Connecticut Post reports. Her son Peter Kantorowski, 71, a retired taxidermist, said he's doing it for her own good. "She would be better off living with people her own age," he told the newspaper. According to Probate Court records, Mary Kantorowski and her husband, John, agreed to transfer the house to a trust administered...
  • ICE to roll out 'Secure Communities' Wednesday; Connecticut likely to participate partially

    02/20/2012 5:59:28 AM PST · by raybbr · 5 replies
    NewHavenRegister.com ^ | 2/20/2012 | Mary E. O’Leary
    NEW HAVEN – Immigration and Customs Enforcement has put Connecticut on notice that it will roll out Secure Communities on Wednesday, but the state is expected to only partially cooperate. Secure Communities is a federal program begun in 2008 where the fingerprints of anyone arrested are not only shared with the FBI, but also given to ICE for review. ICE in turn may send a 48-hour detainer request to local prisons to hold the undocumented individual. A detainer is not a warrant, but rather an administrative request that is not legally binding. States and communities that are fighting the program...
  • Pelosi endorses Rep. Jackson for reelection

    02/18/2012 5:18:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/18/12 | Jordy Yager
    Pelosi endorses Rep. Jackson for reelectionBy Jordy Yager - 02/18/12 12:24 PM ET Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) has endorsed Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), whose reelection bid has been plagued by an ethics investigation. Pelosi joins President Obama and several other top Democrats in their endorsement of the Chicago lawmaker as he goes up against former Democratic Rep. Debbie Halvorson (Ill.) in a fierce primary battle next month. Though Halvorson has raised only one-fifth the amount of money that Jackson has, she has waged a relentless campaign against the incumbent lawmaker, frequently pointing to the House Ethics Committee’s ongoing...
  • OUTRAGE: Feds Settle with Illegal Aliens in CT - Give Them $350k and Amnesty

    02/15/2012 7:53:21 AM PST · by montag813 · 14 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona The inmates are running the asylum. This Administration has served notice on every illegal alien invader across America: do not be afraid - you are above the law.Eleven illegal aliens who claimed ICE agents "violated their rights" in 2007 raids on their New Haven neighborhood have won a $350,000 settlement from the U.S. government, which also agreed to halt deportation proceedings against the plaintiffs, their attorneys said Tuesday. New Haven is American's most notorious "sanctuary city"- the first in the nation to offer identification cards to illegal immigrants, and critics including the mayor have contended...
  • Tilting against income taxes

    02/10/2012 3:35:51 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 9 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | February 10, 2012 | Editorial
    According to a Jan. 31 Associated Press report, the notion of eliminating or dramatically reducing state income taxes is gathering steam. The AP reported that in Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Carolina — all but one of which elected a Republican governor in 2010 — this idea is getting a serious look. Currently, only nine states lack an income tax. Until 1991, Connecticut was income-tax-free as well. Considering what has happened in the Constitution State since then, one really can't blame those considering repeal. In '91, Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. and the legislature enacted Connecticut's first...
  • From US private school student to al-Qaida agent

    02/05/2012 6:06:17 PM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies
    (AP) via SFGATE.com ^ | Wednesday, January 18, 2012 11:59 PST | GENE JOHNSON and CHRIS BRUMMITT, Associated Press
    SNIPPET: "Moeed Abdul Salam didn't descend into radical Islam for lack of other options. He grew up in a well-off Texas household, attended a pricey boarding school and graduated from one of the state's most respected universities." SNIPPET: "It is not clear to what extent Salam's family knew of his radicalism, but on his Facebook page the month before he died, he posted an image of Anwar al-Awalki, the American al-Qaida leader who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, beside a burning American flag." SNIPPET: "The family, originally from Pakistan, immigrated to the U.S. decades ago."
  • Consumer group accuses Hollywood of 'threatening politicians'(Won't support obozo)

    01/21/2012 3:56:24 PM PST · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-20-12 | Brian Sasso
    Consumer group Public Knowledge on Friday accused the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and its head, former Sen. Chris Dodd, of trying to intimidate lawmakers into supporting a pair of controversial anti-piracy bills. In recent days, Dodd and other top Hollywood figures have threatened to cut off campaign donations to politicians who do not support their effort to crackdown on online copyright infringement. "Those who count on quote 'Hollywood' for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who's going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don't ask me to write...
  • Five key senators abandon online piracy bills amid Web protests

    01/18/2012 3:08:55 PM PST · by abb · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2012 | Brendan Sasso and Gautham Nagesh
    Congressional support for controversial online piracy legislation eroded dramatically on Wednesday in the face of an unprecedented online protest supported by tech titans such as Google, Wikipedia and Facebook. Several key senators withdrew their support from the Senate's Protect IP Act (PIPA), including Tea Party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), an elected member of his party's leadership. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who leads the Senate GOP's campaign team, said the legislation should be put on hold, while Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a sponsor and the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, retreated from the...
  • Vermont writer, historian Richard Ketchum dies at age 89

    01/17/2012 2:53:02 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 10 replies
    SHELBURNE, Vt. — Richard Ketchum, a historian, writer and editor who co-founded a magazine about country living and wrote 17 books, has died. He was 89. Ketchum died Thursday at the Wake Robin retirement community in Shelburne. Ketchum wrote 17 books, six of which focused on the American Revolution, including "Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War," and "Winter Soldiers." After moving to Vermont for good in 1974 with his wife, Ketchum co-founded Blair & Ketchum's Country Journal, written for people who had moved to rural areas after growing tired of hectic city and suburban life.
  • Senate bill authorizes federal government to revoke citizenship of the American people

    01/15/2012 10:31:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 57 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/15/2012 | Doug Book
    A bill has been introduced in the United States Senate which will authorize the federal government to revoke the citizenship, creating practical expatriates, of American citizens. Introduced by Connecticut Independent Joe Lieberman and Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown, S 1698, the “Enemy Expatriation Act,” is a simple, 2 page document which offers apparently innocent amendments and additions to existing federal legislation. (1) That legislation, known as Title 8, “…outlines the role of aliens and nationality in the U.S. Code.” And it is just one small piece of this massive and complex law which the Enemy Expatriation Act seeks to modify, that...
  • Red-Wine Researcher Charged With 'Photoshop' Fraud (Accused Dr. blames "racial hatred" )

    01/13/2012 3:21:57 PM PST · by Stoat · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Medscape Medical News ^ | January 13, 2011 | Robert Lowes
    Red-Wine Researcher Charged With 'Photoshop' Fraud Robert Lowes   January 13, 2012 — A University of Connecticut researcher known for touting the health benefits of red wine is guilty of 145 counts offabricating and falsifying data with image-editing software, according to a 3-year university investigation made public Wednesday. The researcher, Dipak K. Das, PhD, is a director of the university's Cardiovascular Research Center (CRC) and a professor in the Department of Surgery. The university stated in a press release thatit has frozen all externally funded research in Dr. Das's lab and turned down $890,000 in federal research grants awarded to him....
  • Winegate: Red wine health researcher falsified data--Must learned from a climate scientist

    01/13/2012 1:53:09 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 40 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | January 12, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    From Medical News Today, word of a major failure of peer review spanning years and 11 journals. Researcher Who Studied Benefits Of Red Wine Falsified Data Says UniversityAn extensive misconduct investigation that took three years to complete and produced a 60,000-page report, concludes that a researcher who has come to prominence in recent years for his investigations into the beneficial properties of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, “is guilty of 145 counts of fabrication and falsification of data”.In a statement published on the university’s news website on Wednesday, the University of Connecticut (UConn) Health Center said the investigation...
  • Red Wine Researcher Accused of Falsifying Data on Health Benefits

    01/11/2012 8:07:55 PM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/11/12 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. – A University of Connecticut researcher known for his work on red wine's benefits to cardiovascular health falsified his data in more than 100 instances, university officials said Wednesday. UConn officials said nearly a dozen scientific journals are being warned of the potential problems after publishing his studies in recent years. The researcher, Dr. Dipak Das, did some studies of resveratrol, an ingredient in red wine that has shown potential for promoting health. But Dr. Nir Barzilai, whose research team conducts resveratrol research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, told The Associated Press that...
  • New mosque seen as welcome addition to Meriden [new FOB]

    01/05/2012 2:07:43 PM PST · by americanophile · 26 replies · 1+ views
    MyRecordJournal ^ | January 4, 2012 | Mary Ellen Godin
    MERIDEN - A new mosque is a welcome addition to the mix of religious institutions on East Main Street and represents the city's history of religious tolerance, said the Rev. James Olson, pastor of Center Congregational Church. "I think it's great there are Muslims in the community," Olson said Wednesday. "Part of Meriden's heritage has always been religious diversity. I think it's just a reflection of what Meriden is." The Islamic Association of Southern Connecticut Inc. received Zoning Board of Appeals approval Tuesday to occupy a former funeral home at 189 E. Main St. as a place of worship.
  • Members of Somers Congl United Church of Christ mourn loss of sanctuary to fire, vow to rebuild

    01/02/2012 5:22:33 PM PST · by matt04 · 3 replies
    Smiles and even a bit of laughter mingled with tears and mournful hugs as members of the Somers Congregational United Church of Christ met Monday in wake of an overnight fire that destroyed their sanctuary. “It’s almost beyond comment,” said longtime parishioner and Somers resident Malcolm Chadbourne as he stared at the blackened rubble with his wife, Joanne Chadbourne ““We are just shocked and sad.” State and local fire officials continue to probe the cause of the Sunday night blaze that leveled much of the landmark church, sent its steeple tumbling into an inferno, left congregants numb with shock. No...
  • Gunman confronts Occupiers on New Haven Green

    12/31/2011 9:19:29 AM PST · by matt04 · 20 replies
    New Haven and Yale University Police captured a man they said confronted members of Occupy New Haven and pulled a gun on one of them. Around 1:13 a.m. Friday, New Haven Police said they responded to reports that a group of black men were kicking the Occupier's tents as they walked through the encampment. Justin Sabatino, one of the protesters, said he told police that the group was walking through the encampment kicking the tents yelling, "wake up." Sabatino said he confronted the men when one of them pulled out a gun and pointed it at him. Another protester, identified...
  • Discarded embers likely cause of Connecticut blaze that killed 5

    The fire appears to have been caused by hot fireplace ashes and embers, which had been discarded," said Barry Callahan, the chief fire marshal in Stamford, Connecticut. He said the fire that engulfed the large waterfront Victorian home was accidental, according to preliminary findings, but an investigating is ongoing.
  • New Haven mayor: Let illegal immigrants vote!

    12/14/2011 3:41:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 12/14/2011 | Tina Korbe
    You read that headline right. While the GOP candidates squabble about whether support for in-state tuition or a path to citizenship might as well be support for amnesty, the mayor of New Haven, Ct., comes right out with it. He supports amnesty — and not even stealthily. NBC Connecticut reports: New Haven Mayor John DeStefano plans to ask the state Legislature to allow illegal immigrants who live in the city to be able vote in municipal elections.DeStefano said on Tuesday that the proposal would build a more engaged community and follows the lead of other cities, the New Haven Independent...
  • DOJ Names East Haven, CT as Next Violator of Latino Civil Rights

    12/20/2011 5:51:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Immigration911.org ^ | 12/20/11 | Immigration911.org
    Washington, DC – Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not the only one under fire from the Department of Justice for cracking down on illegal immigrants. Yesterday, the DOJ issued another scathing report accusing the East Haven, CT Police Department of discrimination against Latinos for allegedly violating their civil rights. In a 23-page letter detailing the results of a two-year investigation sent to the East Haven mayor, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez wrote, “We find that EHPD engages in discriminatory policing against Latinos, including but not limited to targeting Latinos for discriminatory traffic enforcement, treating Latino drivers more harshly than non-Latino...
  • IMHO -- Only A Liberal Would Think This Makes Sense

    12/15/2011 9:21:42 AM PST · by Chris in VA · 15 replies
    In My Honest Opinion ^ | 12/15/11 | averagedad1
    Now, back to the topic at hand. From the Fox News article: New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, a Democrat, said on Tuesday that illegal immigrants pay taxes indirectly through rent and send their children to local schools — and therefore should be able to vote. The proposal would also lead to a more engaged community, he said. Only a liberal would think that this makes sense. An illegal immigrant should have the right to vote because pays taxes through their rent and sends their children to local schools. Where do we begin? Let’s start with the fact that they are...
  • Sanctuary Insanity: New Haven, CT Asks State to Allow Illegal Aliens to VOTE

    12/14/2011 10:01:04 AM PST · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 12-14-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Just one day after announcing his intent to try and block the Federal "Secure Communities" program, the mayor of "Sanctuary City" New Haven, CT announced he would be asking the state legislature to grant illegal aliens in New Haven the right to vote in municipal elections. Mayor John DeStefano argues that illegal aliens who live in New Haven pay local taxes and their kids go to school in the city, and deserve the right to vote: DeStefano said he plans to lobby the state for a “resident voting rights” bill that would allow any...
  • Colt Tells Connecticut, “You Can Keep Your Unions, Gun Bans, and Taxes”…Hello Florida!

    12/13/2011 1:55:00 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 89 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 13, 2011 | Andrea Ryan
    Colt is joining all the other innovative American manufacturing companies in the great stampede to the Right to Work South. From RedState… Colt Firearms appears to be one of the many Connecticut companies looking for a less hostile home. To clarify, Florida is a Right-to-Work state and Connecticut is not. Which may be why the UAW is so concerned about keeping jobs in the anti-business state:. via The Miami Herald: Colt Manufacturing Co. announced earlier this month it is bringing 63 jobs and a new regional headquarters and product manufacturing center to Kissimmee, Fla., next year. Of course, Colt’s...
  • Gay couple accused of abusing two of their nine adopted sons (Connecticut)

    12/01/2011 2:46:22 PM PST · by Stoat · 63 replies
    A gay couple who adopted nine boys have been accused of sexually assaulting two of the children.But another adopted son of George Harasz and Doug Wirth insists his two fathers are innocent, and says his siblings have a disorder in which troubled foster children lash out at adults who try to connect with them.  Married 'fathers' Harasz and Wirth, who say they consider caring for hard-to-place children a personal challenge, adopted three sets of siblings, all boys, since 2000. George's two biological children and their mother also live at the large Victorian home in Glastonbury, Connecticut.       Accused: George Harasz,...