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  • Issa presses White House for travel answers

    06/03/2010 2:46:21 PM PDT · by Qbert · 5 replies · 648+ views
    The Politico ^ | 6/3/2010 | Carrie Budoff Brown
    The top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is pressing the administration to disclose the White House political office’s role in coordinating taxpayer-funded travel by government officials on behalf of Democratic candidates.  Opening a new front in his push to investigate the Obama administration, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter Thursday to 21 Cabinet secretaries and department heads seeking details on their political and official travel since February 2009, and whether the Office of Political Affairs coordinated those trips.  The inquiry is a new twist on a fight that congressional Democrats first waged against former President...
  • Former Dem Congresswoman Pens Anti-Israeli Piece for Arab News (Cynbat the Sailor McKinney)

    06/03/2010 8:38:18 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 15 replies · 392+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 6-3-10 | Rusty Weiss
    It isn't just the pro-Palestinian press that is attempting to distort the reality behind the recent flotilla incident off the coast of Gaza. Former Democratic Congresswoman, and 2008 Green Party candidate for President of the United States, Cynthia McKinney, has voiced her own version of reality through an anti-Israeli rant in Arab News. McKinney is of course, a reliable source on the topic, having been involved in her own little attempts at defying and breaking an Israeli blockade of Gaza (translation - aiding and abetting a terrorist regime). In her column for Arab News, McKinney expresses outrage over ‘Israel's needless,...
  • Oil Spill Criminal Investigation -Will Obama Admin Be Brought up on Charges?

    06/02/2010 1:47:18 PM PDT · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 11 replies · 272+ views
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 6/2/10 | Peter Andrew
    "...Still, in a carefully orchestrated media stunt, Team Obama dispatched Eric "Nation of Cowards" Holder to the spill zone to announce he is looking into criminal charges for possible violations of various federal acts. Oh, Really? Will he look into criminal violations of federal acts by people WITHIN the Obama Administration? Or will he only focus on blaming someone else (BP) and using his judicial powers purely for political gain? "...Secretary [Ken] Salazar allowed the MMS to approve — with no environmental review — the BP drilling operation that exploded on April 20, 2010, ...Rather than subject the plan to...
  • Things You Might Not Know About the Arizona Immigration Law

    06/01/2010 4:59:19 AM PDT · by Catsrus · 7 replies · 442+ views
    Voice of Evangelism ^ | 5/26/2010 | Perry Stone
    Arizona recently passed an immigration bill which, if you listen only to the opponents of the bill, must surely give police the right to arrest all Mexicans and shoot them on site. But does it? In fact, if you read the bill, you will find that it simply enforces federal immigration laws that already exist. If you want to read the bill (SB1070), I recommend that you read it on the Arizona legislature website. The text of the law begins: “The legislature finds that there is a compelling interest in the cooperative enforcement of federal immigration laws throughout all of...
  • A Sestak Offer? Criminally Stupid, Not Criminal (Seriousness of the charge out the window?)

    05/27/2010 4:22:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 906+ views
    Time ^ | 5/27/10 | Michael Grunwald
    A Sestak Offer? Criminally Stupid, Not CriminalBy Michael Grunwald Thursday, May. 27, 2010 If it's true that the White House offered Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak a job to try to clear the Democratic Senate primary for incumbent Arlen Specter, that's disturbing. But not because anyone is "participating in the cover-up of a possible crime." This doesn't sound like a "potentially devastating accusation of political corruption," much less an "impeachable offense," no matter what nonsense Michael Steele or Sean Hannity are peddling. Republicans may be calling for a special prosecutor, and even Democratic Senator Dick Durbin wants to know what happened....
  • Census Hires Sex Offender and Alledged Rapist To Go Door-To-Door

    05/24/2010 4:18:08 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 6 replies · 354+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | Updated May 24, 2010 | unknown
    Sen. Shelby Slams Census Bureau for Allowing Sex Offenders to Go Door-to-Door FOXNews.com After two cases of alleged criminals going door-to-door to take surveys, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said Monday that the U.S. Census Bureau must do more to prevent hiring census takers with a criminal background. After two cases of alleged criminals going door-to-door to take surveys, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said Monday that the U.S. Census Bureau must do more to prevent hiring census takers with a criminal background. In a letter to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke sent Monday, Shelby wrote that when he asked Locke during a...
  • AP INVESTIGATION: Texas man faked way into Army

    05/21/2010 7:45:50 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 42 replies · 1,009+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/21/2010 | Yahoo News
    FORT WORTH, Texas – A Texas man with no military experience managed to trick the Army into letting him enter a reserve unit as a noncommissioned officer earlier this year, putting an untrained soldier in a leadership position in a time of war, an Associated Press investigation has found. The revelation comes just months after the Army drew criticism for failing to flag the suspicious activities of the Army psychiatrist now charged with killing 13 and wounding dozens of others at Fort Hood. The case, detailed in court records and other documents examined by the AP, raises more questions...
  • Peanutentiary (Yob in Snoopy costume attempts to break into wrong jail to free family member)

    05/10/2010 1:12:14 AM PDT · by Stoat · 7 replies · 491+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) / Various ^ | May 10, 2010 | Nick Parker
    Exclusive Peanutentiary  By NICK PARKER Published: Today POLICE have collared a man who was trying to break into prison to spring an inmate while dressed as SNOOPY. Jail workers were stunned when confronted by the lovable Peanuts character waving a gun. When the comic-strip beagle and an accomplice failed to break down a staff door, they pelted prison officers' cars with concrete missiles.   Mix up ... arrested duo targeted wrong jail A prison service source said yesterday: "It's not every day you see a giant cartoon dog going on the rampage after trying to break into a prison. "They weren't...
  • Demonizing Wall Street, then a big Dow drop...coincidence?

    05/08/2010 11:11:25 AM PDT · by billorites · 36 replies · 1,142+ views
    Quincy Ilinois News ^ | May 7, 2010 | Coco Letterman
    Somewhere – wherever his eternal home is – Dick Nixon is smiling today. He pulled a lot of shady, underhanded, illegal stuff in his life. But he’s potentially giving the Commander in Chief props today. On Thursday, the New York Stock Exchange was brought to its knees by what many reports are saying was “one stray trade” or “one mistakenly stroked key” on a keyboard. Investigators are trying to find the singular cause of the problem that caused the largest point swing in the history of investments. On Thursday afternoon, CNBC’s Money Honey, Maria Bartiromo, said, “I mean this really...
  • ICE to Buy Parent Of Chicago Climate Exchange

    04/30/2010 7:51:27 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 72 replies · 1,692+ views
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | April 30, 2010 | Staff
    Futures exchange group Intercontinental Exchange Inc. said it agreed to buy Climate Exchange for 395 million pounds ($606.7 million) to create a single trading platform for environmental contracts worldwide. Shareholders in Climate Exchange, the operator of the European, Chicago and Chicago Futures carbon emissions exchanges, will receive 750 pence a share in cash, representing a 57 percent premium on Thursday's closing price, ICE said in a statement on Friday. Climate Exchange was founded by Richard Sandor, a longtime futures industry executive in Chicago.
  • Arizona illegal immigrant law expected to boost May Day crowds in Bay Area

    04/30/2010 11:52:17 AM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies · 784+ views
    mercurynews.com ^ | By Linda Goldston and Vinnee Tong
    <p>Arizona's controversial new law that allows police to question people about their immigration status has ignited Bay Area efforts to overhaul national immigration laws and promises to draw the largest crowds to traditional May Day rallies in years.</p> <p>People who haven't attended such events before are expected to join activists and families in San Jose on Saturday in a march from King and Story roads on the East Side to a rally at San Jose City Hall. Crowds also are expected to march through San Francisco's Mission District and Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood.</p>
  • Federal criminal probe into Goldman (mortgage) trading: report (WSJ.com says so, SEC - No comment)

    04/29/2010 6:21:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 252+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/29/10 | Martinne Geller
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal probe into whether Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) or its employees committed securities fraud in connection with its mortgage trading, the Wall Street Journal reported on its website on Thursday. A spokeswoman for the office of the Manhattan U.S. Attorney said she could "neither confirm nor deny" any Goldman investigation. Goldman was not available to comment.
  • HI lawmakers vote to limit Obama document requests

    04/27/2010 9:43:36 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 48 replies · 1,453+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 27, 2010 | N/A
    Hawaii legislators have passed a measure allowing a state agency to ignore repeated requests from a person or organization for President Barack Obama's birth certificate. The measure approved Tuesday by the state Legislature would carve an exemption in the state's public records law and allow officials to ignore all kinds of duplicative requests, including those for Obama's birth certificate. Hawaii Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino has issued two statements since 2008 saying she had seen vital records proving Obama is a natural-born American citizen. Obama was born in Honolulu to a Kenyan father and an American mother. SNIP The bill...
  • Man Dies After Gun Battle With Police (Chicago)

    04/25/2010 3:56:27 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies · 949+ views
    NBC5 Chicago ^ | April 25, 2010
    Man Dies After Gun Battle With Police Updated 9:17 AM CDT, Sun, Apr 25, 2010 Chicago police activity An 18-year-old man who opened fire on police has died from the gunshot wounds he sustained during the gun battle, according to a police statement. Chicago Police say they shot Izael Jackson, of the 5300 block of South King Drive, after he jumped out of a vehicle and opened fire on officers following a traffic stop Saturday night. Mobile Strike Force officers attempted to stop a car around 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the Woodlawn neighborhood, near East 61st Street and South Prairie...
  • Obama Appeases U.S. Muslims

    04/22/2010 2:05:42 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 9 replies · 364+ views
    Human Events ^ | Robert Spenser
    The New York Times reported Monday, with no hint that it understood the implications of what it was reporting, that Barack Obama is reaching out to Hamas-linked groups in the United States, while hamstringing our response to the terror threat by making obfuscation of the ideology of jihad terrorists official U.S. policy. Times reporter Andrea Elliott says that “Muslim and Arab-American advocates” have met with top White House officials, including Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Atty. Gen. Eric Holder. They’ve discussed, among other things, “counterterrorism strategy.” Their influence has been felt. White Houses sources...
  • Rooftop ban for criminal

    04/22/2010 7:19:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies · 342+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 20 Apr 2010
    Rooftop ban for criminal A criminal who escapes officers by climbing on the roof of his house has been banned from every rooftop in his borough - in case he falls and sues police. Adam Paul Corbett regularly staged 10-hour rooftop stand-offs when officers came to arrest him. The force helicopter has been called out on numerous occasions, which had cost thousands of pounds. Police say they had to ensure the 22-year-old's safety because if he fell while trying to escape, he could sue the force. They have now successfully applied for an interim anti-social behaviour order in an attempt...
  • Bill Clinton, Naomi Campbell, others flew on Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, lawsuit reveals

    04/21/2010 4:35:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 11 replies · 618+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 4/21/10 | Michele Dagan
    President Bill Clinton and Naomi Campbell are among the rich and famous who have flown aboard convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, according to flight logs from Epstein’s private aircraft. The flight logs from 2003-05 have been filed in one of the many civil lawsuits pending against the billionaire money manager. Nearly two dozen young women have filed lawsuits against Epstein — some already settled — all alleging Epstein sexually abused them as minors at his El Brillo Way home. Epstein, 57, was released from jail in July after serving 13 months of an 18-month state sentence for soliciting...
  • Living in the Bizarro United States, where illegal aliens cannot be called "criminals" (Video)

    04/20/2010 7:18:39 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 1 replies · 471+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 04/20/10 | Michael Naragon
    You know things are getting bad when the California courts are differentiating between "illegal" and "criminal." In a court case in which the plaintiff couldn't appear because he couldn't cross the border from Mexico, San Diego Superior Court Judge Ronald Styn awarded Alberto Jimenez $2500 in "damages" resulting from his alleged defamation. At issue was an e-mail forwarded by San Diego Minutemen founder Jeff Schwilk in which he labeled Jimenez and six other illegals as "criminals" after an assault on a cameraman near a worker pick-up spot in 2006. The Minutemen were investigating a potential child prostitution ring that worked...
  • Teens Charged in Phoebe Prince Bullying Case Get Death Threats

    04/16/2010 8:43:09 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 40 replies · 1,351+ views
    People Magazine ^ | Friday April 16, 2010 07:30 AM EDT | By Judy Rakowsky
    A defense lawyer is calling for calm after death threats have been made against teenagers charged in the death of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide after she was allegedly bullied by schoolmates. "Not to minimize what happened to Phoebe Prince in any way, but translating this into death threats and public harassment has got to stop," says Colin Keefe, who represents Sharon Chanon Velazquez, accused of tormenting Prince, who hanged herself on Jan. 14. "It's gotten way out of control," adds Keefe, who says Velazquez has been driven temporarily from her home.
  • Letter Writing Campaign For Phoebe

    04/12/2010 6:08:54 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 7 replies · 268+ views
    Mind Of Niuhuru | April 12 2010 | Niuhuru
    Why don't we start a letter writing campaign to the court to encourage them to give solid, real sentences to these monsters and not give them a slap on the wrist? By doing that we'll ensure that justice is done.
  • Attorney wants Phoebe Prince’s medical records (Mass. bullying case)

    04/11/2010 8:52:46 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 89 replies · 1,646+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 04/10/10 | Marie Szaniszlo
    The attorney for one of six South Hadley High School students accused of bullying Phoebe Prince in the months leading up to her suicide is asking for highly personal information about her, a move decried by a former prosecutor and victims advocates as “unconscionable.” In a six-page motion filed in Northampton Superior Court, Terrence M. Dunphy, the lawyer for Austin Renaud, asks for the names of any physicians, psychologists or rape counselors Prince saw; any medical and psychological records viewed by the prosecutor; details of any prior allegations of rape or abuse by Prince; and a statement as to whether...
  • California - “Discrimination Free Zones.” ACR 82

    04/11/2010 3:33:30 PM PDT · by pansgold · 20 replies · 593+ views
    California Legislature ^ | IV / XI / MMX | pansgold
    California Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 82—Relative to public education and discrimination-free zones. ACR 82, as amended, Hall. Public education: “Discrimination Free Zones.” Gee, does this mean if I don't like someone because they sell drugs in public grade school, I have somehow discriminated against them based on their behavior? Have I now committed a crime? legislative counsel’s digest ACR 82, as amended, Hall. Public education: “Discrimination Free Zones.” This measure would encourage public education institutions to designate each campus as a “Discrimination-Free Zone” to provide a safe haven from intolerance or discrimination, to enact appropriate procedures that meaningfully address acts...
  • 1972 Playboy Saul Alinsky interview (Know Your Enemy!!)

    04/09/2010 4:10:02 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 55 replies · 2,471+ views
    Native Forest Council ^ | Friday, April 9, 2010 | Jim Britell
    <p>ALINSKY: .... I moved over to the table next to the cashier, exchanged a few words with her and then finished my coffee and got up to pay. "Gee, I'm sorry," I said, "I seem to have lost my check." She'd seen that all I had was a cup of coffee, so she just said, "That's OK, that'll be a nickel." So I paid and left with my original nickel check still in my pocket and walked a few blocks to the next cafeteria in the same chain and ordered a big meal for a buck forty-five -- and, believe me, in those days, for a buck forty-five I could have practically bought the fuckin' joint. I ate in a corner far away from the cashier, then switched checks and paid my nickel bill from the other place and left. So my eating troubles were taken care of.</p>
  • ACORN’s behavior was `highly inappropriate’ but not criminal in California, Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown

    04/01/2010 9:35:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 324+ views
    L..A. Times ^ | 4/1/10 | Maura Dolan
    California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown said in a report Thursday that the community organizing group ACORN engaged in "highly inappropriate behavior" in the state but violated no criminal law. Brown's office launched an investigation of ACORN's California operations at the request of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last September after the release of videos that appeared to show ACORN employees advising people about how to engage in prostitution and other other illegal activity.
  • Provost of the U of Ottawa is Threatening to Criminally Prosecute Ann Coulter!

    03/21/2010 2:31:23 PM PDT · by Syncro · 105 replies · 3,913+ views
    University of Ottawa ^ | March 21, 2010 | François Houle
    Dear Ms. Coulter,  I understand that you have been invited by University of Ottawa Campus Conservatives to speak at the University of Ottawa this coming Tuesday.  We are, of course, always delighted to welcome speakers on our campus and hope that they will contribute positively to the meaningful exchange of ideas that is the hallmark of a great university campus.    We have a great respect for freedom of expression in Canada, as well as on our campus, and view it as a fundamental freedom, as recognized by our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  I would, however, like...
  • Liberals gear up for million-criminal march

    03/19/2010 6:08:19 AM PDT · by aquapub · 10 replies · 606+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3-19-10 | Robert Moon
    Imagine illegally breaking in to someone else's country, marching down their streets with your flags and demanding that they speak your language, educate your children and cut you welfare checks...all while branding anyone who dares to object as a bigot or xenophobe.
  • How Tories would criminalise teenage motherschildren's minister

    03/17/2010 1:22:26 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 13 replies · 379+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:43 PM on 17th March 2010 | James Chapman
    Children who have sex under the age of 16 should be prosecuted for breaking the law, a senior Tory has said. Shadow children's minister Tim Loughton held out the prospect of criminalising teenage mothers as he warned there were now no consequences for those who had irresponsible underage sex. '[It is] against the law to get pregnant at 14. How many kids get prosecuted for having underage sex? Virtually none. 'Where are the consequences of breaking the law and having irresponsible underage sex? There aren't any.' Asked if was advocating more prosecutions, Mr Loughton said: 'We need to be tougher....
  • The Video That Can Put Geithner Behind Bars

    03/14/2010 8:04:46 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 16 replies · 1,310+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 13, 2010 | Dylan Ratigan
    The NY Fed, and likely Geithner himself, undermined, perhaps even violated, laws designed to protect investors and markets. Lots of chatter on the web pointing fingers at Geithner. Keep in mind, that Geithner ran Lehman through 3 "stress tests" prior to bankruptcy; all of which Lehman failed, and yet, nothing was done. Anton R. Valukas--the examiner who wrote the 2,200 page investigative-report which was released on Thursday-- has provided plenty of information detailing Lehman's “materially misleading” accounting and “actionable balance sheet manipulation.”
  • Repeat illegal border crosser with criminal history given prison term

    03/06/2010 12:11:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 434+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brian J. Pedersen
    A Nogales, Son. man with a criminal history who was convicted three times of illegally entering the country after being deported has been sentenced to 8.75 years in federal prison. Pedro Puentes-Meza, 32, was given seven years for pleading guilty to illegal re-entry after deportation and 1.75 years for violating his supervised release from a previous conviction, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Phoenix. Puentes-Meza, whose criminal history also includes seven convictions for violent crimes, was apprehended in April 2008 by U.S. Border Patrol officials in Bisbee, the release said.
  • Ethics Committee Nails Charles Rangel on NLPC-Exposed Caribbean Junket

    02/26/2010 2:49:34 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 7 replies · 349+ views
    National Legal and Policy Center ^ | 02/25/2010 | Peter Flaherty
    The House Ethics Committee has ruled that Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel violated the House gift rule by accepting travel to events in the Caribbean in 2007 and 2008.NLPC was the source of the information on which the Committee acted. I attended the 2008 event in St. Maarten where I took photographs and made audio recordings of the event, demonstrating that it was paid for by Citigroup and other large corporations. These items were provided to the Ethics Committee in May 2009. Click here to download a 4-page pdf of our Complaint [1].The Committee characterized its action as...
  • Obama begins his assault on Americans' life savings.

    02/24/2010 10:29:05 AM PST · by capacommie · 48 replies · 2,507+ views
    Obama Begins His Assault On Your Life Savings Terry Jeffrey says the welfare state and your life savings are two cars heading down a one-lane road in opposite directions.  One must yield, or there will be a crash. For Americans who believe in the old-fashioned virtues of hard work, self reliance and respect for private property, the solution is obvious.  The welfare state must yield.  For politicians who believe in the welfare state and redistributing wealth, the solution is equally obvious. Your savings must yield. Barack Obama is of the latter group.  In the new health care proposal he outlined...
  • Bigger then Watergate

    02/23/2010 5:54:50 AM PST · by syc1959 · 17 replies · 1,080+ views
    nobarack08 ^ | Feb 23, 2010 | syc1959
    As I have been saying, it would only be a matter of time till the cesspool of Chicage politics would rear it's ugly head in Washington D.C. Those that remember Watergate, it was not about a second rate burglary gone bad, but the abuse of power in the attempt to cover it up. Well now Barack Hussein Obama has been implicated in a riminal conspiracy to manipulate the balance of power in an political election. In a major political scandal orchestrated by the Obama Administration, a popular Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania has revealed that the White House tried bribing him...
  • Census 2010: Up to 800 Canvassers With Criminal Records

    02/12/2010 9:24:36 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 5 replies · 513+ views
    biggovernment.com ^ | 02/13/10 | Bob McCarty
    Despite reports last fall that the Census Bureau had severed ties with community-organizing group known as ACORN, Americans might want to think twice before opening their doors to canvassers for the 2010 Census after reading what I discovered this morning. According to a report issued by the Government Accountability Office Oct. 7, approximately 785 employees with disqualifying criminal records could still end up working for the Census Bureau this year. Excerpts (below) show the exact wording of the agency’s frightening information about the people who go door to door conducting interviews and collecting information for the 2010 Census: The Bureau’s...
  • What Haiti Needs: More Immigration into the US

    01/22/2010 4:53:35 AM PST · by Poundstone · 35 replies · 996+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Jan. 22, 2010 | Elliott Abrams
    The outpouring of pledges to "rebuild" Haiti has spurred debate about how much aid will be needed, for how long and who could administer such a large program efficiently. In 2008, the last year for which statistics are available, Haiti received more than $900 million in all forms of aid, and many analysts suggest that total must be doubled if "recovery" is to happen. But it is doubtful whether such additional commitments will be made -- and kept -- as Haiti moves off the front pages. "Rebuilding" and "recovery" would merely take Haiti, this hemisphere's poorest country, back to where...
  • "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2009

    01/12/2010 9:57:17 PM PST · by SloopJohnB · 5 replies · 1,346+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 12, 2010
    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2009 list of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians." The list, in alphabetical order, includes:
  • Tracks in snow lead police to facility escapee

    01/08/2010 6:00:36 PM PST · by SLB · 11 replies · 472+ views
    ELIZABETHTOWN — Police quickly ended a Communicare patient’s escape Thursday morning after tracking the man over snow covered trails at Freeman Lake Park and arresting him near Ring Road. Hardin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Greg Lowe said the patient fled the mental health and substance abuse treatment facility after learning he faced jail time for violating rules he was ordered to obey. It was shortly after 11 a.m. when emergency dispatchers flooded the airwaves with reports of Brandon Mullins, 21, running into Freeman Lake Park from Communicare. Lowe said Deputy Bud Baumgardner followed footprints through the park, toward Ring Road,...
  • Abortion Healthcare Bill is Unconstitutional (Stay focused Freepers)

    01/08/2010 10:26:15 AM PST · by yoe · 13 replies · 776+ views
    Liberty Counsel ^ | January 4, 2010 | Staff
    Congress lacks the authority to force healthcare coverage on people and businessesThe current healthcare bills pending in the Senate and the House are unconstitutional, because Congress lacks the authority to mandate insurance coverage for individuals or private businesses. If a bill passes that mandates individual coverage or requires private employers to provide coverage, Liberty Counsel will file suit challenging the constitutionality of the bill. Liberty University, the largest and fastest-growing Christian university in the world, with over 50,000 students, will be one of the plaintiffs in such a suit. Other plaintiffs include individuals, private nonprofit and for-profit businesses and organizations,...
  • Pension should cushion fall from grace ($83,000 per year!!!!!)

    01/07/2010 6:30:18 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies · 1,097+ views
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 1/7/2010 | Staff
    What's the difference between a criminal conviction and "probation before judgment"? For Mayor Sheila Dixon, it's hundreds of thousands of dollars in retirement money - one of the biggest things at stake in her legal troubles. By technically avoiding conviction under a plea deal reached Wednesday, she remains eligible for an $83,000 annual pension that not only starts paying out immediately after she leaves office but rises over time along with the salary of whoever is mayor of Baltimore. So the mayor who put Baltimore through two years of hell will get a handsome check from city taxpayers for years...
  • Brazil man says needles were meant to kill stepson

    12/22/2009 2:15:28 PM PST · by FredJake · 9 replies · 668+ views
    Fox ^ | 12/22/09 | MARCO SIBAJA
    The 2-year-old boy who had nearly three dozen sewing needles shoved into his body by his stepfather is expected to undergo another surgery this week, doctors said Monday. A day after a jailed Brazilian man admitted in a television interview he wanted to kill the boy to spite his wife, doctors said they will try to remove three needles from the boy's abdominal region on Wednesday.The boy is recovering well from a five-hour operation Friday to remove four rusty needles that were near his heart and in his lungs.He is expected to undergo a third surgery in the near future...
  • Mother won’t be charged in newborn baby’s death

    12/16/2009 5:45:42 AM PST · by freedomwarrior998 · 23 replies · 1,818+ views
    The News and Advance ^ | 12-15-2009 | Angela Hatcher
    A loophole in state law is preventing Campbell County investigators from charging a woman they say killed her newborn baby. Deputies were called to a home in the 1200 block of Lone Jack Road in Rustburg about 11 a.m. Friday. The caller said a woman in her early 20s was in labor. When deputies arrived, they discovered the baby had actually been born around 1 a.m., about 10 hours earlier. Investigators said the baby was already dead when deputies got there. Investigators told WSLS the baby’s airway was blocked. They said the baby was under bedding and had been suffocated...
  • Florida Court to Pay for Neo-Nazi's (150 a day) 'Makeover'

    12/06/2009 3:54:58 PM PST · by nmh · 34 replies · 1,892+ views
    Fox News and My Fox Tampa Bay ^ | Sunday, December 06, 2009 | Fox Staff Shannon Mulaire
    A Florida court has agreed to pay $150 a day for a makeup artist to cover up a defendant's offensive tattoos throughout his trial, MyFoxTampaBay.com reported. John Ditullio, 23, faces first degree murder and attempted murder charges. His trial begins on Monday. Ditullio obtained several new tattoos since his arrest in 2006. "They're covering up tattoos on both sides of the neck. They're covering up a barbed wire tattoo across the face," said Bjorn Brunvand, Ditullio's defense attorney, according to MyFoxTampaBay.com. Ditullio has a barbed wire tattoo on his head and an offensive expletive and Neo-Nazi symbol on his neck....
  • Wife gets HIV after husband pricks her with sewing needle while she slept

    12/05/2009 8:16:53 PM PST · by bogusname · 28 replies · 1,773+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2009 | Richard Shears
    An HIV-positive husband injected his wife with his contaminated blood while she slept, infecting her with the virus so that they would be 'equals' and she would start having sex with him again. The 35-year-old man wanted to give her the disease because she had refused to have sex with him, fearing she would be infected. But he took things into his own hands and pricked her twice with a sewing needle laced with his infected blood while she slept.
  • Good Times Roll for Black Panthers, 9/11 Terrorists, & ACORN

    11/27/2009 8:54:26 PM PST · by bogusname · 14 replies · 913+ views
    CFP ^ | November 27, 2009 | John Lillpop
    ...As reported, in part, at the NY Times: “WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has concluded that the Obama administration can lawfully pay the community group Acorn for services provided under contracts signed before Congress enacted a law banning the government from providing funds to the group. “The department’s conclusion, laid out in a recently disclosed five-page memorandum from David Barron, the acting assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel, adds a new wrinkle to a sharp political debate over the antipoverty group’s activities and recent efforts to distance the government from it. “Mr. Barron said he had based...
  • Ex-ACORN official gets probation for voter registration plan

    11/24/2009 4:56:38 AM PST · by Puppage · 9 replies · 590+ views
    Lasvegassun.com ^ | 11/24/09 | Puppage
    A former field director for the political advocacy organization ACORN was sentenced today in district court to up to three years of probation. Christopher Edwards, who in August pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime of compensation for registration of voters, a gross misdemeanor, received a suspended jail sentence and a $500 fine. He has agreed to testify against ACORN and one of its former regional directors, Amy Busefink. The Nevada attorney general’s office has accused ACORN and Busefink of operating an illegal bonus system. Tying money to or setting quotas for collecting voter registration cards...

    11/20/2009 9:18:13 AM PST · by IbJensen · 138 replies · 7,277+ views
    email | November 20, 2009 | unknown
    Looking for evidence of Obama's past, Fox News contacted 400 Columbia University students from the period when Obama claims to have been there, but none remembered him. Wayne Allyn Root was, like Obama, a political science major at Columbia who also graduated in 1983. In 2008, Root says of Obama, "I don't know a single person at Columbia that knew him, and they all know me. I don't have a classmate who ever knew Barack Obama at Columbia. Ever! Nobody recalls him. I'm not exaggerating, I'm not kidding." Root adds that he was also, like Obama, "Class of '83 political...
  • Potential for criminal behavior evident at age 3

    11/16/2009 3:51:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 821+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/16/09 | Rachael Myers Lowe
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Children who don't show normal fear responses to loud, unpleasant sounds at the age of 3 may be more likely to commit crimes as adults, according to a new study. Yu Gao and colleagues in the United States and the United Kingdom compared results from a study of almost 1,800 children born in 1969 and 1970 on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius to criminal records of group members 20 years later. At age 3, the children were tested to gauge their level of "fear conditioning," or fear of consequences. The idea is that children...
  • Trying War Criminals in a Civilian Court

    11/13/2009 3:08:58 PM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 453+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-12-09 | Wordsmith
    So the big announcement is KSM and 4 other Club Gitmo detainees are to be tried in federal court, blocks away from the scene of their (war)crime, while 5 others will see their day before military a commission. Is this really a good idea? Is it all about keeping a political campaign promise? Bringing such notorious suspects to U.S. soil to face trial is a key step in President Barack Obama's plan to close the terror suspect detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Obama initially planned to close the detention center by Jan. 22, but the administration is no longer...
  • Who killed Czech Clyde? Bonnie or did he shoot himself?

    11/12/2009 2:36:18 PM PST · by lizol · 6 replies · 748+ views
    aktualne.cz ^ | 12.11.2009
    Who killed Czech Clyde? Bonnie or did he shoot himself? Plzeň - The runaway prisoner that the police intercepted on Wednesday night was not killed by the police. Police spokesperson Martina Lídlová has confirmed the information. "The autopsy showed that it was a different gun that killed Tauchen. The Czech police don't use such a kind of gun," said the spokeswoman. There are two possible versions at the moment: either Pavel Tauchen shot himself in the head shortly before the police opened fire at him and his wife. The other option is that Dagmar Tauchenová shot her 42-year old husband...
  • William Jefferson's D-La criminal sentencing (on Nov 13), bankruptcy hearing a month apart

    11/06/2009 4:14:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 405+ views
    NOLA ^ | 11/03/09 | Jonathan Tilove
    Jefferson's criminal sentencing, bankruptcy hearing a month apartBy Jonathan Tilove November 03, 2009, 6:52AM Former Rep. William Jefferson will face sentencing Nov. 13 on 11 counts of federal public corruption. But it will not be the last court hearing this fall for Jefferson. On Dec. 9, if he is still a free man, Jefferson is due to appear before Judge Jerry A. Brown in United States Bankruptcy Court in New Orleans to argue that he and his wife should be able to keep their wedding rings and that his family has the right to hold onto one of his guns....
  • In the Shadow of Leviathan: Americas' Arising Fear-Based Society

    10/23/2009 4:06:55 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 36 replies · 2,266+ views
    Regular Folks United ^ | 10/23/2009 | Linda Kimball
    "Thought crime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for awhile...but sooner or later they were bound to get you." George Orwell, 1984 "The fact is we are witnessing an all-out drive to impose thought control that seeks to ban the ability---the right---to think or speak for one's self. Thinking is becoming a crime." (Globally Acceptable Truth and the Crime of Thinking, Tom DeWeese, Address to the 10th Annual Freedom 21 Conference, 10/16/09) In an article entitled “Dems Undermine Free Speech in Hate Crimes Ploy,” the Washington Examiner exposes the insidious machinations of House...