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  • Should drug addicts who fail to pay child support have birth control?

    07/28/2017 8:26:29 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 22 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | July 28, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Dr. John Lott debated a lawyer from Nashville, David Randolph Smith, about whether drug addicts who have frequently failed to provide child support be given the option of birth control to reduce their sentences by 30 days. The debate took place on Wednesday, July 26th, on TRT World News.
  • Philippines president: You know who I want to be like? Hitler

    09/30/2016 10:54:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/16 | Dan Calabrese
    What? Most observers of politics recognize it’s among the cheapest of ploys to compare your political opponents to Hitler. Not only is just about never accurate, but when that’s what you have to resort to, you show yourself completely incapable of defending your own ideas or explaining the problems you have with your opponents’ ideas. Comparing another person to Hitler is simply pathetic, idiotic and wrong.
  • NRA officials split with Trump on wisdom of armed club-goers

    06/19/2016 8:52:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2016 | Tom LoBianco, CNN
    Top National Rifle Association officials split Sunday with Donald Trump's position that armed club-goers are a good idea. "I don't think you should have firearms where people are drinking," said Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's chief executive officer said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "But I will tell you this. Everybody, every American starts to have -- needs to start having a security plan. We need to be able to protect ourselves, because they're coming. And they're going for vulnerable spots, and this country needs to realize it." NRA lobbyist Chris Cox told ABC's "This Week": "No one thinks that people...
  • Americans (78%) Want Congress Members To Pee In Cups To Prove They're Not On Drugs

    06/02/2015 5:47:35 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 29 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12-02-2013 | Staff
    While most Americans like the idea of drug testing for welfare recipients, they LOVE the idea of drug testing for members of Congress. According to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, 64 percent of Americans favor requiring welfare recipients to submit to random drug testing -- a measure pushed by Republican lawmakers in recent years -- while 18 percent oppose it. But an even stronger majority said they're in favor of random drug testing for members of Congress, by a 78 percent to 7 percent margin. Sixty-two percent said they "strongly" favor drug testing for congressional lawmakers, compared to only 51 percent...
  • As National Press Mostly Snoozes, Add Seattle to the List of Cities Where Homelessness Is Rising

    01/23/2015 7:21:44 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 22, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    A week ago, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, a Democrat, called homelessness in his city and the rest of King County a "full-blown crisis." Based on the numbers presented in coverage of the area's situation, we can certainly add the Emerald City to the list of areas where homelessness has been on the rise. Odds are that many readers here didn't know that, because the national press hardly ever pays attention to homelessness when a Democrat occupies the White House. Now imagine the firestorm which would erupt if a Republican or conservative proposed the "solution," however allegedly temporary, Murray is advancing...
  • Camden shuts down its tent cities

    05/22/2014 8:52:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 14, 2014: 1:18 PM ET | Blake Ellis
    For Michael Powell, a 53-year-old ex-convict, his tent off the highway in Camden, N.J., is what he has called home for nearly a decade. But on Tuesday, he and dozens of others living in homeless encampments known as “tent cities” throughout Camden were forced out—leaving many of them homeless all over again. The eviction was conducted by the state of New Jersey, as well as Camden county and city, for health and safety reasons. […] Amid the commotion on Tuesday, Gino Lewis, director of housing at the Camden County Improvement Authority, assured people that the county would work to find...
  • S.F. homeless youth count nears 1,000 despite spending ( $165 million a year )

    03/12/2014 2:40:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 12, 2014 | Heather Knight
    San Francisco spends $165 million a year on services for homeless people, but all that money hasn't made a dent in the homeless population in at least nine years. And in fact, the city's homeless tally may have long been underestimated. In addition to the 6,436 homeless adults counted during one night last year, a separate daytime count specifically of homeless youth found 914 children and young adults living in San Francisco without parents or guardians and without a roof over their heads. These findings are part of a new report by Harvey Rose, the budget and legislative analyst for...
  • Lake man's body was buried beneath mulch outside his retirement home

    01/14/2014 2:52:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 13, 2014 | Henry Pierson Curtis and Jerry Fallstrom
    Jesse Wachter's neighbors knew him as a "down-to-earth" guy who retired to hang out with his little white dog and tool around in his golf cart and Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Now they've learned that the 63-year-old resident of the Mid Florida Lakes mobile-home park, who hadn't been seen in weeks, is dead — buried in a grave covered with bags of mulch outside his home.... ....Several years ago, Wachter helped abduct his son's children from their mother in a violent confrontation near Orlando, court records show. His son, Jesse Jr., and the children's mother, Jessica Thigpen, remain held in the Lake...
  • Addiction ravaging Afghanistan called ‘a tsunami’

    11/04/2013 4:39:00 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 14 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 03, 2013 | Azam Ahmed
    The number of drug users in Afghanistan is estimated to be as high as 1.6 million, or about 5.3 percent of the population, among the highest rates in the world. Nationwide, 1 in 10 urban households has at least one drug user, according to a recent report from the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. In the city of Herat, it is 1 in 5. From 2005 to 2009, the use of opiates doubled, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, putting Afghanistan on par with Russia and Iran, and the number of heroin users jumped...
  • Cigarette sales, smokers decline (8.1%)

    07/27/2010 6:16:26 PM PDT · by Drango · 28 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 27, 2010 | Tiffany Hsu
    Price increases, health concerns and restrictions on where people can light up lead to a 8.1% drop in sales in the most recent fiscal year. Taking a puff in California is getting to be a drag, with health concerns and high prices pushing cigarette sales in the most recent fiscal year to their steepest plunge in a decade.Californians bought 8.1% fewer cigarettes in fiscal 2009 — which ended June 30 — than a year earlier, according to a report Tuesday from the California State Board of Equalization. Since peaking in fiscal 1980 with 2.8 billion packs, cigarette sales has tumbled...
  • Ron Paul Throws Israel Under the Bus

    06/03/2010 5:49:37 AM PDT · by wtc911 · 114 replies · 1,800+ views
    Ron Paul just threw Israel under the bus on Imus.
  • More guests for the Freedom Watch Tea Party Summit: Rand Paul, Jim DeMint, others

    06/08/2010 9:12:38 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 6 replies · 35+ views
    Fox News ^ | 06/07/2010
    Joining Judge Napolitano for his Freedom Watch television debut will be a few more stellar guests. Earlier it was announced that Ron Paul and Sarah Palin would be joining the show. Now weÂ’ve received word that the following guests are also scheduled to appear: â– Dr. Rand Paul â– Senator Jim DeMint â– Rep. Michelle Bachman â– Dick Armey Tune in this Saturday at 10am Eastern to Fox Business Channel for the debut.
  • Ron Paul, whose side are you on?

    06/11/2010 2:50:02 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 22 replies · 588+ views
    Renew America ^ | 06-10-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    Everybody takes sides. When the chips are down on important issues, everybody can eventually be found on a side of their choosing. Those that claim to be neutral on the important issues of life are either ignorant of the reality of where they truly stand or are attempting to deceive someone.
  • Sarah Palin Vs Ron Paul Debate (full 45 mins stream)

    06/12/2010 1:03:10 PM PDT · by 4rcane · 131 replies · 5,461+ views
    been waiting for this for a long time
  • New Zealand mayor in call to sterilise underclass(Mayor on Drug Addicts and Criminals)

    11/02/2009 6:07:34 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 5 replies · 612+ views
    WA today New Zealand ^ | 30/10/2009 | Tamara McLean
    A famously-rude Kiwi politician has proposed a new solution to the country's dire child abuse problem - sterilise the "underclass". Michael Laws - who stirred up contempt by calling the late Tongan King a "bloated brown slug" - has again hit headlines for the wrong reasons. The regional mayor claimed that the children of social security beneficiaries, drug addicts and criminals had little chance in life and were prime targets for child abuse. Sterilising their parents was the best solution, he brazenly suggested. "If we gave $10,000 to certain people and said 'we'll voluntarily sterilise you' then all of society...
  • Alec Baldwin: Al Franken’s Character Witness (Remembering the REAL Franken) [+ Latest Coleman News]

    12/16/2008 4:47:15 AM PST · by flattorney · 8 replies · 1,248+ views
    Republican Party of Minnesota ^ | Jun, 10/Dec. 15, 2008 | Staff/FlAttorney
    While Al “Globull Fraud” Gore continues to make the following public statement: "Washington needs a breath of fresh air. Al Franken is a great man, a great activist, and will be a great leader in the U.S. Senate" … it is important to remember the real Al Franken. The fact is Franken has been an unsuccessful hack his entire life. His only “accomplishment” in life was video taping sex with Arianna “The Greek Leona Helmsley” Huffington. Now Franken, and the Democrats-Soros Shadow Party, wants America to believe that “the new Al” is fit to be a U.S. Senator of...
  • (Desperate Norwegian Socialists:) Drug addicts offered money to vote Labour

    09/19/2007 9:57:08 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 11 replies · 376+ views ^ | 09/19/2007 | Aftenposten
    Drug addicts in the town of Drammen say they were offered money or free kebabs to vote for the Labour Party in the local election last week. Bent Sandberg was offered NOK 50 (about USD 9) to vote for the Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet) in the local election last week. He declined the bribe.
  • Gore glad his son is safe, being treated

    07/08/2007 7:39:18 AM PDT · by indcons · 34 replies · 682+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 6, 2007 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
    Former vice president says his youngest child's arrest in O.C. after pot and pills allegedly are found in his car is 'a private matter.' Former Vice President Al Gore said Thursday that he was glad his son was safe and getting treatment a day after the 24-year-old was arrested in Orange County on suspicion of illegally possessing marijuana and prescription drugs. "We love him very much," Gore told NBC's "Today" show, adding, "We are going to leave it as a private matter." Gore, who appeared on NBC to publicize this weekend's Live Earth concerts, also briefly discussed politics. He called...
  • T.O. (Toronto) announces campaign to attract gay tourists (in an obscene way)

    06/16/2007 7:50:27 PM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 43 replies · 1,427+ views ^ | 06/16/07 | John Musselman
    T.O. announces campaign to attract gay tourists Tourism Toronto said Friday that it plans to launch an advertising campaign aimed at making the city a top destination for gay travellers from the U.S. The campaign will focus on four major cities - New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. It will include ads in gay restaurants, bars and local publications, as well as event sponsorships and other promotional activities. "Toronto has things to offer all year round--we've got a number of festivals outside of Pride that we can market," said Bruce MacDonald of the Canadian Gay & Lesbian...
  • Double standard persists on marijuana

    06/04/2007 11:35:52 AM PDT · by cryptical · 214 replies · 2,489+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | June 04, 2007 | LYDIA MARTIN AND FRED TASKER
    At a recent backyard barbecue in Miami's Upper Eastside, a group of middle-age, middle-class folks tamely sipped berry cocktails and beers. Among them: a couple of lawyers, a couple of city administrators and an arts administrator. Somewhere between the skirt steak and the apple pie, somebody lit a joint and passed it around. Nobody blinked. Even in mainstream, white-collar settings, smoking marijuana can be commonplace and unremarkable, like having a little wine with dinner. Once a stamp of the arty, the marginal and the counterculture, today marijuana's popularity cuts across social boundaries. Yet several high-profile marijuana arrests have recently made...