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  • St. Pete Police to be trained on transgender interactions

    09/04/2015 12:35:24 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 4 replies
    wfla ^ | September 3, 2015 | Adrienne Pedersen
    T. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) — St. Petersburg Police Department supervisors will be trained, for the first time, on how to interact with transgender people during arrests or exchanges on Friday. Chief Anthony Holloway outlined a policy on appropriate interactions with transgender individuals. “It is the policy of the St. Petersburg Police Department to treat all people with dignity, respect, and professionalism,” the department states. The training is part of a broader trend across the country. About a year ago the Department of Justice started training agencies on interacting with people in the transgender community. Several recent issues have pushed the...
  • Revealed: How the five wealthiest Gulf Nations have so far refused to take a single Syrian refugee

    09/04/2015 12:23:47 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/4/15 | Jay Akbar
    More than four million Syrians have been forced to escape the never-ending civil war ravaging their country and the barbaric terror group carving a bloody trail across the Middle East. The vast majority live in overcrowded refugee camps in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq - all under threat from ISIS - and record numbers are making the perilously long journey to Europe. Yet, as debate rages between politicians in Europe over how many they should take, nearby super-wealthy Gulf nations of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain have refused to offer sanctuary to a single...
  • Video: Trump's Top Security Guard Hits Protester In The Face

    09/04/2015 12:06:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 36 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 9/4/2015 | Emma Whitford
    One of Donald Trump's security guards punched a protestor in the face outside of Trump Plaza yesterday-in front of a large crowd of reporters-during a protest coinciding with Trump's official pledge of loyalty to the Republican Party. ... Video first published by NY1 Noticias [link at URL] shows the guard, identified by the Daily Caller [link at URL] as Trump's director of Security Keith Schiller grabbing a large blue sign that reads "Trump: Make America Racist Again" from several protestors. ...
  • Young Guns? Millennials May Be Moving Toward Greater Gun Ownership

    09/04/2015 12:01:01 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 4 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | Candace Rotolo,
    TAMPA - On a recent Sunday afternoon, the half-dozen or so firing stalls at Shooting Sports gun range on North Dale Mabry are filled. The men and two women taking practice on this day adjust their safety goggles and ear protection, prepare their handgun, stand up straight, stare down their target and fire. It's a process they repeat dozens of times. While one of the most recent surveys of average gun owners describes them as white, male, affluent and nearing retirement age, the only men who come close to that description are the store owner and supervisor. On this day,...
  • Hot Air Pre-CNN Debate Reader Survey Results

    09/04/2015 11:58:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | PATRICK ISHMAEL
    Ted Cruz takes it all, placing first in the first choice, second choice and consensus choice votes. Other top performers include Donald Trump (2nd first choice, 5th second choice,) Carly Fiorina (3rd first, 2nd second, 2nd consensus,) Scott Walker (4th across the board,) Marco Rubio (5th first,) Ben Carson (3rd second and consensus) and Bobby Jindal (5th consensus.) During the last survey I noted that Fiorina and Jindal needed to be included in the varsity Fox debate, and earlier this week we found out that Fiorina would in fact be included in the top CNN debate. This is the right...
  • Human Rights Group Demands US Take 65,000 Syrian Refugees to Help Europe With Migration Crisis

    09/04/2015 11:52:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/04/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A human rights group has called on the United States government to step up its outreach to Syrian refugees and resettle 65,000 people before the end of 2016. While the U.S. has said that it will accept between 5,000 to 8,000 refugees, the International Rescue Committee said that is far from enough to really help Europe in its migrant crisis. "Not only are Syrians resorting to desperate measures to seek a better life for themselves and their families in Europe, but they are dying in the process," IRC president David Miliband said in a statement. "The U.S. has historically been...
  • A Conservative Viewpoint of Kim Davis

    09/04/2015 11:49:31 AM PDT · by 2banana · 12 replies
    2banana | 9/4/2015 | 2banana
    #1 Kim Davis was elected to her position. Just like obama. And when obama ignores laws (and even makes up laws he wished he had) the left cheers. Same with the democrat mayors of Sanctuary Cities who ignore the law. Why are they not in jail? #2 Gay marriage is not a “law.” It is four unelected left wing progressive supreme court justices and one who leans left behaving as tyrants. Is this really how we want the most important and controversial laws to be enacted and imposed on us? Now imagine five Dick Cheneys on the bench. #3 See...
  • Hungary’s PM is probably not as crazy as you’ve heard

    09/04/2015 11:49:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    As the situation in Syria and Iraq continues to deteriorate, residents have been fleeing the area in droves. This has led to a serious refugee crisis everywhere they go, as well as raising uncomfortable questions about what the obligations of the various nations in the area might be in terms of taking care of them. Hungary has been getting a lot of heat over the response of their Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, who is being described by the international media as well as other leaders in the neighborhood in less than charitable terms. (BBC) There is sympathy in Brussels for...
  • Clinton: Officials should 'uphold the law'

    09/04/2015 11:47:40 AM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 03, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton posted a message on Thursday saying that government officials should "uphold the law—end of story."
  • NC gay marriage opt-out written to avoid Kentucky-style impasse

    09/04/2015 11:23:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    WRAL ^ | 09/04/2015 | Laura Leslie
    RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina legislators enacted a law in June giving magistrates and staffers in county register of deeds offices a way to avoid participating in same-sex weddings if they have religious objections to gay marriage. But officials said Thursday that the law is different from what's on the books in Kentucky, where a clerk who defied court orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has been jailed, and they don't foresee a similar standoff occurring in North Carolina. U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he had no choice but to jail Rowan County (Ky.) Clerk Kim Davis...
  • Cruz rips federal judge's 'tyranny' in clerk's case

    09/04/2015 11:22:04 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 09/03/2015
    GOP president hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz, on Thursday accused U.S. District Judge David Bunning of “judicial tyranny” for jailing a Kentucky county clerk who refused to violate her Christian faith and issue licenses to same-sex couples. He said those who are calling for her removal from office – she can’t be fired, she can only be impeached if she chooses not to quit – are hypocrites. “Where is the call for President Obama to resign for ignoring and defying our immigration laws, our welfare reform laws, and even his own Obamacare?” Cruz said. “When the mayor of San Francisco and...
  • College Debt is the New Normal

    09/04/2015 11:08:19 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 3, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    *Professorial types are excited by a plan, courtesy of Michael L. Hays of New Mexico, to solve the college debt crisis. The irony is, it would put the onus of responsibility for college loans on some of the most irresponsible institutions in the United States today—colleges and local and state governments. “We need to put college funding on a sensible basis,” Hayes, a PhD, writes. “The government should not lend money indiscriminately to anyone who wants it for college: serious students, students unsure of their purposes, students for whom college is a substitute for unemployment, students who want a two-...
  • Trump, After Republican Pledge, Breaks From Pack On Iran, Gay Marriage [What A LetDown!!]

    09/04/2015 10:37:26 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 106 replies
    YahooNews ^ | September 4, 2015 | Susan Heavey
    Trump, After Republican Pledge, Breaks From Pack On Iran, Gay Marriage By Susan Heavey. WASHINGTON - Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday broke away from stances held by many of his rivals on issues ranging from the Iran nuclear deal to the gay marriage fight in Kentucky. Trump's statements in a lengthy interview on MSNBC came one day after signing the party's loyalty pledge. He called the Iran nuclear agreement "a disastrous deal" and "a horrible contract," but said he would work with it. Many of the 16 other Republicans seeking the party's nomination for the 2016 presidential...
  • Do Cops' Lives Matter to Obama?

    09/04/2015 10:24:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Barack Obama, as chief law enforcement officer of the United States, is going to have to stop acting like a conscientious objector in this war on cops. Wednesday, another officer, in Fox Lake, Illinois, Lt. Charles "GI Joe" Gliniewicz, was gunned down. Last Friday, Darren Goforth, a Houston deputy sheriff, was shot 15 times by an alleged black racist. President Obama called the widow of Deputy Goforth, but he has yet to show the same indignation and outrage he exhibited at what happened to Trayvon Martin in Florida and Michael Brown in Ferguson. This year, 24 cops have been gunned...
  • Duke Researcher: Owning A Car ’80 Percent’ Riskier Than Owning A Gun

    09/04/2015 10:22:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/3/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Like a sledge hammer falling on a glass table, Duke Researcher Chris Conover has dropped scholarly methods and results on the anti-gun rhetoric regarding gun ownership versus car ownership to show that owning a car is “80 percent” riskier than owning a gun, as it relates to the lives of others. Conover is Research Scholar at the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research at Duke University.
  • MPD officer confronted by crowd, punched, police say

    09/04/2015 10:01:11 AM PDT · by traumer · 31 replies
    MADISON, Wis. - A Madison police officer was confronted by a crowd and punched after a street fight on Prairie Road Wednesday night, according to a release from Madison police. The officer stopped in the area of Prairie Road and Jacobs Way around 6:20 p.m. after spotting a large number of people in the street. He said that as he approached he saw a woman punch a man in the face, and he could see that the woman had a can of pepper spray. The officer said that as he went to arrest the woman he was surrounded by a...
  • Trump on Kim Davis: I hate to see her being sent to jail but the law is the law

    09/04/2015 9:57:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 240 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/04/2015 | AllahPundit
    We’re in a weird place as a party when Trump, the would-be strongman who’s going to smash sclerotic American government as we know it, is more of a “rule of law” guy than Ted Cruz is. And way, way more of one than Mike Huckabee is.Trump prefers an accommodation in which gay couples can get their licenses, as the Obergefell ruling requires, and Davis can opt out so that she’s not involved in something that violates her religious beliefs. But she doesn’t want to opt out. She wants to force the whole office to opt out by forbidding her...
  • Mike Huckabee holding rally for jailed Kentucky clerk to protest ‘criminalization of Christianity’

    09/04/2015 9:53:45 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/4/15 | Ben Johnson
    ROWAN COUNTY, KY, September 4, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee will hold a rally to protest the arrest and imprisonment of a Christian county clerk who refused to issue gay "marriage" licenses to homosexuals, saying the arrest shows that Christian persecution has come to America. The rally, which he dubbed #ImWithKim, will be held in Kentucky on Tuesday, his campaign announced today. Further details will be forthcoming, as the event is still being planned. "Having Kim Davis in federal custody removes all doubt of the criminalization of Christianity in our country," Gov. Huckabee said following the arrest for...
  • Hungarian Prime Minister Tells Muslim Refugees ‘Do Not Come’

    09/04/2015 9:52:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    TIME ^ | 09/04/2015 | Mark Rivett-Carnac
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has a clear message for the European-bound Muslim refugees fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa: “Please do not come.” Speaking outside the European Union headquarters in Brussels, he said: “I think we have a right to decide we do not want a large number of Muslim people in our country,” al-Jazeera reported. “We can’t guarantee that you will be accepted,” Orban went on to say, while defending the decision to build a fence along its Serbian border. The fence is one of several new initiatives designed to make it difficult for...
  • McCartney, Bon Jovi, Fergie join for climate change song

    09/04/2015 9:49:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/4/2015 | unknown
    Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow and Fergie have joined forces to record a song about climate change. Sean Paul, Leona Lewis and Colbie Caillat also appear on "Love Song to the Earth," which was released Friday on iTunes and Apple Music via Connect.
  • A new legal cloud over same-sex marriage in Kentucky? Are the licenses issued valid?

    09/04/2015 9:47:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    SCOTUS BLOG ^ | 09/04/2015 | Lyle Denniston
    Five deputy county clerks in Rowan County, Kentucky — the scene of the first major courthouse battle over a conflict between the Supreme Court’s view on same-sex marriage and religious objections to it — told a federal judge that they will start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Friday morning. They did so after the judge sent the county clerk herself to jail for contempt of court, and threatened her deputies with the same fate. But even the judge conceded that those licenses, if issued, may not be valid, although he refused to decide that issue and left it...
  • New Navy Uniforms Unveiled With Fewer Coveralls:Obsolete Styles Discontinued For US

    09/04/2015 9:45:06 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 10 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 03 2015 3:14 PM EDT | By Jess McHugh
    The United States Navy announced that it will be phasing out certain out-of-date styles and items of the working uniform through Oct. 1 and introducing other new styles, the military publication Stars and Stripes reported Tuesday. Authorities said they wanted to update the uniform using new technology and limit the number of items a sailor needs to buy each year, and to keep the seabag each person brings onboard a naval ship as light as possible. The most significant change was to the Navy coveralls, eliminating the blue set except for work that would soil other uniforms. Officials had already...
  • Is it too late to get the government out of marriage?

    09/04/2015 9:42:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, Rand Paul articulated a path forward after Obergefell that would provide equal treatment under the law while preserving the free exercise of religion, which is to get government out of the marriage business. “All Americans have the right to contract,” Paul wrote, and enforcing contracts falls clearly within the purview of government. By defining social constructs, Paul warns, creates “a danger that a government that involves itself in every nook and cranny of our lives won’t now enforce definitions that conflict with sincerely felt religious convictions of others.”Indeed, and this is one reason among several that I have...
  • Valerie Plame’s Head ‘Spins’ Over Scooter Libby Question to Trump

    09/04/2015 9:36:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/4/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Donald Trump would not say if he would pardon former George W. Bush White House official Lewis “Scooter” Libby. Trump said the question was “not pertinent,” but Valerie Plame’s response on Twitter to The Daily Caller’s question to Trump about Libby was, “My head is spinning.”
  • Ted Cruz Blasts Jailing of Christian Kentucky Clerk as Un-American

    09/04/2015 9:27:17 AM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 4, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Ted Cruz slammed the decision by a federal judge to order a Kentucky county clerk to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on the basis of her Christian faith, labeling it un-American.“Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny,” the Republican presidential candidate said in a statement Thursday afternoon. “Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America.”Cruz declared that he stands with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis “unequivocally” for refraining from issuing any marriage licenses in the more than two-month...
  • After surviving ISIS, Myriam thanks God and teaches the world a lesson on forgiveness (MUST WATCH)

    09/04/2015 9:14:15 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 9 replies
    SAT7Arabic ^ | September 3, 2015 | SAT7Arabic
    As the world watches the invasion happening in Europe as we speak. Street battles in Budapest. We cannot forget that there are real refugees escaping from ISIS. They, however, as you would expect are grateful to have found safe haven in a nearby country with food and shelter. These are the people that you do not see on the news. These are the people that we should welcome to the west, yet the only want to go back home. Like real refugees. I came over this video this morning and I was attacked by onion ninjas and it gave me...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center calls for end to holidays honoring Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee

    09/04/2015 9:13:47 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 13 replies
    AL.com ^ | July 01, 2015 | By Mike Cason | mcason@al.com
    The Southern Poverty Law Center has launched an online petition asking that Alabama and four other states drop holidays honoring Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee. "It's time to stop the celebrations," the petition says. "We should honor those who represent American ideals, not those who led the fight to preserve slavery." The other states listed are Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. The petition follows other calls to remove symbols honoring the Confederacy since the murders of nine African-American worshipers at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., two weeks ago. Gov. Robert Bentley had Confederate flags removed from a...
  • Police: 3 attacked with machete near Arkansas campus

    09/04/2015 9:00:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    raycomgroup.worldnow.com ^ | 9/4/2015 | unknown
    Emergency responders treated multiple people for stabbing wounds in Thursday night in what police say was a machete attack. Eyewitnesses said they were driving down the road when people ran out of the forest and into the road.
  • Here's What We Know About The Kentucky Clerk Refusing Marriage Licenses [Why she can't be fired]

    09/04/2015 8:45:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    NPR ^ | 09/04/2015 | Eyder Peralta
    Defying legal decisions that go all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Ky.., clerk, continued to deny marriage licenses on Wednesday in protest of same-sex marriage.As Kentucky Public Radio's Ryland Barton reports, Davis, who has become a divisive figure in the national debate on same-sex marriage, has been summoned to a federal court on Thursday for a hearing on whether to hold her in contempt.With that, here's what we know about Davis:— She's A Born-Again Christian: The Associated Press reports that Davis' life changed in a church about four years ago.The preacher, according...
  • A Brief History of White Privilege

    09/04/2015 8:42:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/4/2015 | J R Dunn
    Like most PC concepts, “white privilege” has never been adequately defined. Quite deliberately so -- the idea is to have a concept so elastic and amorphous that it can be stretched to cover any given situation, distorted through multiple dimensions, and immediately changeable if necessary. White privilege is a tactic rather than an idea, and to ask for a specific definition is to ask for something that has never been and cannot be.
  • About Gwen "Take That, Bibi" Ifill

    09/04/2015 8:30:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jay Nordlinger
    Well, I’ve said it a million times: The anchorman of CBS News should attend Democratic fundraisers (as happened). The Supreme Court reporter of the New York Times, a.k.a. the paper of record, should march in abortion-rights rallies (as happened). And PBS news figures should be open partisans. Yesterday, when Senator Barbara Mikulski declared for the Iran deal, meaning that this deal could not be blocked by the Senate, Gwen Ifill spiked the football. “Take that, Bibi,” she tweeted. Aha! Good one, Gwen! The PBS ombudsman has written about this matter disapprovingly. I’m not sure I disapprove. What I disapprove of...
  • Roger Stone: Trump-Carson's a 'Pretty Attractive Ticket'

    09/04/2015 8:20:55 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/4/15 | Bill Hoffman
    The GOP is powerless to stop Trump and his populist campaign anyway, Stone believes. "Donald Trump has struck fear in the hearts of the political establishment, both Republican and Democrat in this country, because he's promising real reform, he can't be bought, and he can't be bullied," he said. While noting that the three leading GOP candidates – Trump, physician Ben Carson, and businesswoman Carly Fiorina — are all political outsiders, Stone proposed a ticket involving two of them. "Now that I think if it, Trump-Carson is a pretty attractive ticket," he said.
  • KORAN DISCOVERY ONLY STRENGTHENS ISLAM

    09/04/2015 8:13:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The media is abuzz with news that a portion of the Koran, which Muslims believe was first recited by their prophet, Muhammad, may actually predate Muhammad himself. Many seem to think that such news will have a large impact on the Muslim world and make Muslims rethink the veracity of their faith.
  • Black Lives Matter Tells Elisabeth Hasselbeck:We're A "Love Group"

    09/04/2015 7:58:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Breitbart News
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) — Representatives of the Black Lives Matter movement fired back at Fox & Friends anchor Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Thursday for suggesting the activists be labeled a “hate group” during an interview.
  • More Campus Fascism

    09/04/2015 7:40:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Is there something in the water in the Washington State University faculty lounge, or are its professors conspiring against common sense? Three faculty members, showing their contempt for free speech, threatened to punish students who disobeyed them on race, gender or immigration terminology. The Daily Caller reports that in his "Introduction to Multicultural Literature" syllabus, professor John Streamas warned white students that "to do well in this class," they must "reflect" their "grasp of history and social relations" by "deferring to the experiences of people of color." This professor once berated a student who advocated limits on illegal immigration as...
  • Revealed! Inside Look at Why GOP Won't Fight Obama

    09/04/2015 7:38:22 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 55 replies
    wnd.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – Why won’t Republican leadership in Congress fight President Obama? It’s the question that frustrates 75 percent of GOP voters and an issue that has likely helped Donald Trump skyrocket in the polls. Now, WND has obtained a revealing look into the thought process of the congressional Republican elite during a candid email exchange with a Senate leadership aide. It showed why GOP leadership is apparently so reluctant to effectively confront Obama on such key issues as defunding executive amnesty, Obamacare and Planned Parenthood. The dialogue also revealed why Republican leadership employs a strategy of confronting the president with...
  • There’s a Whole Arsenal of Smoking Guns in the Clinton E-mail Scandal

    09/04/2015 6:54:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/04/2015
    The very existence of her illicit server means she broke the rules. Every time the State Department pulls out a new fistful of Hillary Clinton e-mails like Richard Dreyfuss yanking a license plate out of a shark’s belly in Jaws, someone declares that there’s “no smoking gun!” I’ve written before about how shouting “There’s no smoking gun!” is a non-denial denial. Ask a cop. When a murder suspect immediately exclaims, “You have no indisputable evidence I murdered my boss!” instead of, “I didn’t do it!” it’s a good sign that the suspect thinks he covered his tracks, not that he’s...
  • Record 94 Million Americans Not In The Labor Force; Participation Rate Lowest Since 1977

    09/04/2015 6:46:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/04/2015 | Tyler Durden
    While the kneejerk headling scanning algos are focusing on the seasonally-adjusted headline monthly NFP increase which came in a worse than expected 173K, the presidential candidates - especially the GOP - are far more focused on another data point: the labor force participation rate, and the number of Americans not in the labor force. Here, they will have some serious ammo, because according to the BLS, the main reason why the unemployment rate tumbled to the lowest since April 2008 is because another 261,000 Americans dropped out of the labor force, as a result pushing the total number of...
  • Manhunt under way after police officer shot in NV Las Vegas

    09/04/2015 6:42:25 AM PDT · by sweetiepiezer · 38 replies
    Fox 5 news Las Vegas ^ | 9-4-2015 | sweetiepiezer
    LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Police said a manhunt is underway in a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood for the person who shot an officer Friday morning. The shooting happened about 4 a.m. at a home on Oveja Circle, near the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Alta Drive. According to a spokesman for Las Vegas Metro police, the officer was shot in the leg while responding to a burglary. The officer returned fire, and wounded at least one person, who was arrested. The spokesman said officers are in the area looking for at least one more person believed to be involved in...
  • EEOC Sues Star Transport, Inc. for Religious Discrimination (Kim Davis)

    09/04/2015 6:36:51 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 33 replies
    Agency Charges Trucking Company Failed to Accommodate and Wrongfully Terminated Two Muslim Employees For Refusal to Deliver Alcohol Due to Religious Beliefs PEORIA, Ill. - Star Transport, Inc., a trucking company based in Morton, Ill., violated federal law by failing to accommodate two employees because of their religion, Islam, and discharging them, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. The lawsuit alleged that Star Transport refused to provide two employees with an accommodation of their religious beliefs when it terminated their employment because they refused to deliver alcohol. According to EEOC District Director John...
  • US Economy Adds 173,000 Jobs In August 2015, Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.1%

    09/04/2015 6:30:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 09/04/2015 | By Jessica Menton
    U.S. employers added 173,000 jobs in August, fewer than widely expected, but the unemployment rate still edged down to 5.1 percent, its lowest level since April 2008, the Labor Department said Friday. Meanwhile, wage growth -- which has been stagnant for years -- edged up slightly more than anticipated to 2.2 percent. Somewhat troubling, though, the labor force participation rate continues to drop, which indicates more Americans giving up on finding work. The report was forecast to show employers adding 220,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate was expected to fall to at 5.2 percent, according to analysts polled...
  • Will San Francisco’s Last Gun Store Surrender To Proposed Gun Control Law?

    09/04/2015 6:12:03 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    CBS Bay Area ^ | September 1, 2015
    High Bridge Arms has become a tourist destination of sorts, but for how long? The last San Francisco gun shop could soon be going out of business. “Should this pass, we’ll probably close,” said Steve Alcairo of High Bridge Arms.
  • Lawsuit dismissed: Caucasian lesbian woman who received African-American sperm by mistake

    09/04/2015 6:01:43 AM PDT · by rochester · 41 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 9/3/2015 | Justin Kmitch
    An Ohio woman's lawsuit alleging a Downers Grove sperm bank error that led to the birth of her biracial daughter has been thrown out of court. A DuPage County judge Thursday dismissed the lawsuit against Midwest Sperm Bank, saying the woman's wrongful birth claim and breach of warranty were not viable claims under state law. The suit, originally filed last November in Cook County, was refiled in DuPage County in March. Judge Ronald Sutter then gave attorneys for Jennifer Cramblett of Uniontown, Ohio, 14 days to refile the lawsuit as a negligence claim. Thomas Intili, a Dayton, Ohio attorney representing...
  • How Trump rebuilt the Wollman Rink in 1986, the Damn Fence, and the White House

    09/04/2015 5:39:12 AM PDT · by dennisw · 20 replies
    pjmedia. ^ | July 6, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    Before Donald Trump became a celebrity, before he became The Donald, even before he was regularly pilloried in the pages of the old Spy magazine as a “short-fingered vulgarian,” New Yorkers knew his name thanks to one thing in particular. Not the in-and-out-of-bankruptcy real estate empire he inherited, or his flamboyant love life, but the Wollman Rink in Central Park. I do think his largely interchangeable opponents underestimate his appeal at their peril. What’s the Wollman Rink, you ask? It’s a skating rink at the south end of Central Park that, like just about everything else in New York City,...
  • Ontario school board tells parents they can’t ‘opt out’ of gay lessons

    09/04/2015 5:33:04 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/3/15 | Pete Baklinski
    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, September 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Despite an explicit government promise ensuring that parents can opt their kids out of the controversial sex-ed program beginning in schools next week, the province’s second largest school board has declared that parents will not be able to opt their kids out of portions of the course dealing with homosexuality and gender identity. In a letter submitted to all mainstream media outlets yesterday, Peel Director of Education Tony Pontes was unambiguous that a request from parents to have their children opt-out would not be accommodated. “Where the work in the classroom is about...
  • Business Expert Picked as Next University of Iowa President

    09/04/2015 5:28:23 AM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | RYAN J. FOLEY
    The University of Iowa's governing board on Thursday named a corporate management expert with little higher education experience as the school's next president, an unusual choice meant to shake up the culture of the state's flagship academic institution. The selection of J. Bruce Harreld, a former senior vice president at IBM and lecturer at Harvard Business School, immediately outraged professors who had overwhelmingly rated him as unqualified. Nationally, the pick could spark debate over whether business experience alone is enough to lead a major public research university... Harreld said he was honored, calling his selection "a watershed moment for a...
  • Donald Trump's Appeal Is Based on Yesterday's News

    09/04/2015 5:21:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Aside from the court-ordered dribbling out of Hillary Clinton's classified-material-filled emails, the big presidential campaign news of the summer has been the boom for Donald Trump in the race for the Republican nomination. Trump has risen from 3 percent in the polls (when he announced on June 16) to where he now stands at 26 percent -- 14 percent ahead of any other candidate. Trump is drawing support from a constituency that in many ways resembles that amassed by another celebrity candidate who defied the usual political rules, Ross Perot in 1992. Like Perot, Trump runs better among whites than...
  • Warning: This Column Is In English

    09/04/2015 5:05:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Mark Davis
    Just wanted to make sure I didn’t come across as a racist, nativist xenophobe. That is, after all, the attack that awaits anyone suggesting primacy for the English language in a country founded and made great solely by people speaking that language. How do we know? Because Donald Trump, in another moment of resonant genius, suggested Jeb Bush should campaign in English for a job that is won by attracting voters, all of which speak English. Of course we have populations struggling to learn English, and a proper bilingual bridge helps them on that journey to English proficiency. But far...
  • Hillary's Sycophants

    09/04/2015 4:57:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    In New York and Washington, spotting Hillary Clinton staffers is easy. Just look for dogs who prefer to sniff people's noses instead of other dogs' butts. Those people will be Clinton's staffers. Based on a reading of the various emails released so far from her private email server, Clinton surrounded herself with some of the most professional brown-nosers outside of Hollywood. Clinton could do no wrong. She was fawned over, made over, praised and glorified. If an event happened anywhere in the world that was positive, she was given credit by her staff. If an event happened anywhere in the...
  • Joe Biden's Yuck Factor

    09/04/2015 4:49:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Next week, as rumors swirl of his possible entry into the 2016 presidential race, Vice President Joe Biden will appear on liberal comedian Stephen Colbert's new late-night CBS show. The host is a professional clown. The VIP guest is a political clown with more baggage than the Kardashians during Paris fashion week. Setting aside the past plagiarism, fabulism, K Street cronyism, chronic gaffes and the stagnant aroma of 4-decades-old Beltway entrenchment, though, Biden's two biggest cultural liabilities currently on the table (and everywhere else) are his grabby paws: Groper One and Groper Two. Seriously, those two troublesome tentacles need to...