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  • Warnings mounted before Winchester library slaying

    02/28/2018 5:06:09 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 27 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 28, 2018 | Mark Arsenault
    WOBURN — For years before the bloodshed, the warning signs around Jeffrey Yao became clearer. Fellow students, neighbors, police — even Yao himself — saw troubling evidence of mental illness in the Winchester man. On several occasions, residents and former classmates said they warned school or law enforcement officials that Yao was dangerously erratic... On Saturday, authorities say the 23-year-old brought a 10-inch knife to his local library and slashed a young woman to death in a seemingly random attack... “Jeff has a long history of mental illness, including multiple hospitalizations,’’ Carney said in an interview before Yao’s court appearance....
  • WND Exclusive: Loretta Lynch: Need more 'marching, blood, death on streets'

    03/04/2017 10:11:35 PM PST · by blueplum · 74 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 04 March 2017 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s former Attorney General Loretta Lynch has made an impassioned video plea for more “blood” and “death” on the streets – a video that was later posted on the Facebook page of Senate Democrats as “words of inspiration.” The video is less than a minute long and begins by stating that people are experiencing “great fear and uncertainty,”...[snip] But the strongest words come in a statement that seems to suggest the answer is street action...
  • Climate Change 2017: Global Warming Linked To Production Of Bread, Study Reveals

    03/02/2017 5:44:22 AM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    IBTimes ^ | 02 March 2017 6:54am | Pranshu Rathi
    The seemingly innocuous loaf of bread you just consumed may be contributing to global warming, according to a new published Wednesday in the science journal Nature Plants. [snip] “We found in every loaf there is embodied global warming resulting from the fertilizer applied to farmers’ fields to increase their wheat harvest. This arises from the large amount of energy needed to make the fertilizer and from nitrous oxide gas released when it is degraded in the soil,” Liam Goucher, lead author of the study, said in a statement. [snip] Although the report notes that cutting down on fertilizers may be...
  • Who is Lawrence Lessig, and why is he running for president?

    08/12/2015 4:35:07 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 2 replies
    christian science monitor ^ | 8-11-15 | Jessica Mendoza
    Come Labor Day, a Harvard law professor may be running for president. Lawrence Lessig announced on Tuesday he is exploring a bid for the White House that would rely on funds crowdsourced from the Internet and would focus on a single agenda: “unrigging the political system.” Part political experiment, part advocacy, the campaign seeks to highlight corruption in the democratic process – and to send Professor Lessig into the nation’s highest office to fix it. "Most Americans think the way we fund campaigns for America is crazy corrupt," according to Lessig’s launch video. "A representative democracy is supposed to represent...
  • Southern California restaurant holds contest to rename 'squaw' bread after complaint (rename it)

    07/14/2015 1:42:48 PM PDT · by rey · 87 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 14 July 2015
    RIVERSIDE — A Riverside restaurant is holding a contest to rename its "squaw" bread after a customer refused to use the name, saying it is offensive. Backstreet Restaurant owner Keith Holloway tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise ( ) that a woman pointed to the dark brown, molasses-sweetened bread on the chalk menu board when ordering a few weeks ago. When asked why she wouldn't say the name, she said it was a slur. Holloway promptly covered the name with a scrap of paper, temporarily renaming it brown bread. He is taking nominations for a new moniker through the end of the...
  • France considers banning super-skinny models

    03/17/2015 9:13:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2015-03-16
    The French government is expected to throw its weight behind amendments to a new health bill that would ban the fashion world from hiring underweight models, slapping violators with fines or even prison sentences, the health minister said Monday The bill, which will be debated in parliament on Tuesday, also proposes banning websites and other forums that are viewed as promoting anorexia and other eating disorders. “This is an important message to young women, young women who see these models as an æsthetic ideal,” Health Minister Marisol Touraine said, adding that the Socialist government is likely to back the bill....
  • UMN's new protocol for crime alerts will fail

    03/01/2015 7:19:03 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-1-15 | Joe Soucheray
    As a result of succumbing to its own ceaseless indoctrination about the virtues of diversity, the University of Minnesota no longer will include race and other descriptions in crime alerts unless, it says, there is enough detail to aid in an arrest. Well, if a one-armed flying purple people eater conked some kid over the head and stole her smartphone, that might be allowed to be released to the campus population, although five will get you 10 that there is a one-armed flying purple people eater community on campus who will find the release of that information objectionable on the...
  • Angry crowd gathers after Freeport police fatally shoot suspect

    01/07/2015 7:38:41 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 79 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1-7-15 | Andrew Horansky
    FREEPORT, Texas – A large, angry crowd gathered at an officer-involved shooting scene in Freeport Wednesday after a police officer shot and killed a man. Freeport police say they received a call for help from the Garden Villa Apartments at 310 Yaupon. Someone inside an apartment said their door had been kicked in. When police arrived, three frightened children ran outside. Police went inside and found 31-year-old Ronald Sneed on top of his girlfriend in her bedroom. They say he appeared to be pointing a gun at the woman and that's when the officer shot him. Police haven't released other...
  • The Rebirth of Birthers?

    04/06/2012 1:43:13 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 6, 2012 | William Sullivan
    Two years, three months, and seven days after his inauguration, Barack Obama finally offered evidence to prove his eligibility for the presidency. On the White House website, officials posted an electronic document purported to be a scan of Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate. It was a grand "I told you so" moment for the media and the left, which had worked feverishly to marginalize "birthers" as the radical counterpart of the zany "truther." Of course, there was never really any parity. Truthers constructed silly conspiracy theories about George W. Bush being an international super-criminal that orchestrated impossibly complex measures to...
  • Mentally Ill Flood ER as States Cut Services

    12/24/2011 9:37:50 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/24/2011 | Yahoo News
    CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - On a recent shift at a Chicago emergency department, Dr. William Sullivan treated a newly homeless patient who was threatening to kill himself. "He had been homeless for about two weeks. He hadn't showered or eaten a lot. He asked if we had a meal tray," said Sullivan, a physician at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago and a past president of the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians. Sullivan said the man kept repeating that he wanted to kill himself. "It seemed almost as if he was interested in being admitted." Across the country,...
  • Islamic cleric bans women from being near bananas and cucumber to avoid sexual thoughts

    12/07/2011 8:15:25 AM PST · by mk2000 · 116 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 12/7/2011
    Don't underestimate sexy produce and it's seductive qualities. CAIRO: An Islamic cleric residing in Europe said that women should not be close to bananas or cucumbers, in order to avoid any “sexual thoughts.” The unnamed sheikh, who was featured in an article on el-Senousa news, was quoted saying that if women wish to eat these food items, a third party, preferably a male related to them such as their a father or husband, should cut the items into small pieces and serve. He said that these fruits and vegetables “resemble the male penis” and hence could arouse women or “make...
  • Pak Priest Sacrifices 3 Daughters

    03/24/2010 2:08:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 140 replies · 1,649+ views
    Times of India ^ | March 23, 2010 | Omer Farooq Khan
    <p>Pak Priest Sacrifices 3 Daughters Omer Farooq Khan Mar 24, 2010 ISLAMABAD: A Hindu priest committed suicide after killing his three minor daughters, all under 6-year-old, to please Hindu goddess Kali Mata in Bhemomal area of Sind province on Tuesday.</p>
  • Massachusetts: Olbermann Cries Racism [Driving a pickup truck = you're a racist]

    01/20/2010 6:56:13 PM PST · by Lorianne · 50 replies · 1,492+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | January 19, 2010 | Mark Finkelstein
    Amidst the innumerable excuses we're bound to hear for Martha Coakley's defeat, credit Keith Olbermann with likely the most loathsome. The Countdown host would explain away the Scott Brown victory by accusing his supporters of . . . racism. HOWARD FINEMAN: ... I think for most of the American people race is no respect a part of the equation. Maybe not in Massachusetts but maybe in some places there are codes, there are images, there are pick-up trucks. You can say there's a racial aspect -- OLBERMANN: O-o-o-f. What were the Scott Brown ads, though? Every one of the Scott...
  • MSNBC Commentator: Republicans "Want to See You Dead...They Kinda Like" Cancer

    09/24/2009 3:36:51 AM PDT · by · 47 replies · 1,848+ views
    NewsRealblog ^ | September 24, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    Click to see Ed Schultz's unhinged meltdown. On the Wednesday evening edition of "The Ed Show," MSNBC commentator Ed Schultz stated Republicans want Americans to die, enjoy when middle aged women contract cancer, and then suggested moderate Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine should allow tumors to spread through her body if she ever gets cancer.Schultz, whose program runs between episodes of Hardball, began his program by discussing the story of a woman who came to a health care town hall meeting sponsored by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-VA. The woman told of her uninsured friend, a middle aged woman with...
  • A Major Confrontation With A Wacko Liberal

    09/08/2007 9:57:37 PM PDT · by finch · 149 replies · 3,588+ views
    We relax by taking our dog to the local dog park and chat with others who bring their dogs. Today, a man sat across from us and began his tirade about the government's conspiracy in blowing up the World Trade Center. I've heard this before so just nodded and let him continue. His history lesson finally caused me to jump in. He believes that Iran is really our friend and that George Bush is only attempting to gain an excuse to use a nuke. I then interjected that the current leader of Iran is a believer of the 12th Iman,...
  • PETA objects to felons processing poultry(I wonder if the chickens care)

    12/20/2006 1:12:14 PM PST · by devane617 · 45 replies · 828+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 12/20/2006 | unk
    STILLMORE, Ga. - An animal protection organization has raised objections to convicted felons being used to process chickens at a south Georgia poultry plant whose workforce was decimated by a crackdown on illegal immigrants working there. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Wednesday that it was concerned that criminals with violent pasts could be among the workers being bused from a probation center. PETA said it wanted to point out "that chicken slaughterhouses are notorious for animal abuse and that staffing the plant with violent criminals is begging for violations of Georgia's cruelty-to-animals laws." Federal immigration officials began...
  • Violence puts hospital funding at risk

    05/18/2006 12:57:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 184+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/18/6 | Sandy Kleffman
    Federal officials have warned Contra Costa Regional Medical Center that it could lose nearly $300 million annually in Medicare and Medicaid funding unless it corrects violence and other problems in its psychiatric unit.The money represents more than 80 percent of the hospital's $360 million annual operating budget."If they were to follow through on removing our funding, it would essentially close down our health system," the hospital's Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Smith said. "There would be no way of keeping it functional."Smith said he remains confident the hospital can address the concerns and retain the Medicare and Medicaid contracts."We have been...
  • PHOTOS- British Muslims cartoon rage

    02/03/2006 9:26:32 AM PST · by dennisw · 350 replies · 12,283+ views
    YAHOO ^ | feb 2006 | yahoo
    British Muslims burn a Danish flag during a demonstration outside the Danish embassy over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, in London February 3, 2006. The cartoons, which first appeared in a Danish newspaper, have sparked outrage across the Islamic world, although Britain's normally provocative newspapers have so far refused to publish them. REUTERS/Mike Finn-Kelcey        
  • Muhammad cartoon row intensifies (Is Europe finally getting it?)

    02/01/2006 9:30:41 AM PST · by oldleft · 32 replies · 2,935+ views ^ | 02-01-06 | BBC News
    Newspapers across Europe have reprinted caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to show support for a Danish paper whose cartoons have sparked Muslim outrage. France Soir, Germany's Die Welt, La Stampa in Italy and El Periodico in Spain all carried some of the drawings. Their publication in Denmark has led to protests in Arab nations, diplomatic sanctions and death threats. Islamic tradition bans depictions of the Prophet, but media watchdogs defend press freedom to publish the images. Reporters Without Borders said the reaction in the Arab world "betrays a lack of understanding" of press freedom as "an essential accomplishment of democracy."
  • April 14, 1865 President Lincoln Shot

    04/14/2005 6:40:53 PM PDT · by kellynla · 555 replies · 11,578+ views
    History ^ | 4/14/2005 | staff
    At Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally wounds President Abraham Lincoln. The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox, effectively ending the American Civil War. Booth, who remained in the North during the war despite his Confederate sympathies, initially plotted to capture President Lincoln and take him to Richmond, the Confederate capital. However, on March 20, 1865, the day of the planned kidnapping, the president failed to appear at the spot where Booth and his six fellow conspirators lay in wait. Two...