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  • USA TODAY: In Iowa, Trump vows to remove 'thugs and drug cartels' on Day 1

    08/28/2016 8:36:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    USA TODAY | August 28, 2016 | Brianne Pfannenstiel, The Des Moines Register
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/08/27/trump-delivers-hard-edged-immigration-speech-iowa/89495040/
  • Philippines drugs war: The woman who kills dealers for a living

    08/28/2016 3:43:21 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 Aug, 2016
    <p>The Philippines is in the midst of a brutal war on drugs sanctioned by the controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, which has seen almost 2,000 killings in a matter of weeks. The BBC's Jonathan Head explores the country's dark underbelly of dealers and assassins through the story of one woman trapped in a chilling predicament.</p>
  • Drug users aren't human, says Philippines' Duterte

    08/28/2016 1:39:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 28, 2016 | Agence France-Presse
    Manila (AFP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is waging a bloody war on crime, has justified the large-scale killing of drug users by suggesting the victims were not human. Duterte, who has seen about two thousand people killed since he was elected in May, made the remarks late Friday as he shrugged off the United Nations' concerns over human rights in his country. "Crime against humanity? In the first place, I’d like to be frank with you: are they humans? What is your definition of a human being?" he told soldiers while visiting an army camp, according to transcripts...
  • Bad day for EpiPen maker Mylan as Sarah Jessica Parker steps down as face of company [tr]

    08/26/2016 6:19:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2016 | James Wilkonson
    Sarah Jessica Parker has stepped down as the face of pharma company Mylan after it emerged the company had raised the price of its life-saving EpiPens by 548 per cent. In a post on Instagram Thursday, the 'Sex and the City' actress said she was 'disappointed, saddened and deeply concerned' and called for Mylan to reverse the price hike. Her announcement came the same day that the beleaguered company - which has faced an outpouring of scorn since the price increase came to light - was challenged by Senator Joe Manchin, father of Mylan CEO Heather Bresch.
  • Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets

    08/25/2016 6:23:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | August 25, 2016 | Nadia Kounang and Tony Marco
    The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of fentanyl, the painkiller that most recently made headlines with its role in the death of pop star Prince.
  • Woman steals nun’s rosary beads at knifepoint, police say

    08/22/2016 2:01:03 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    The State ^ | 8/22/2016
    QUINCY, MASS. Police say a Massachusetts woman robbed a nun at knifepoint and got away with her rosary beads. Quincy police say a sister at the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth convent was in civilian clothing Sunday afternoon when a woman holding a knife approached her and tried to take a small satchel from her hand. Police say the nun opened the satchel to show she didn’t have any money, so the woman took the beads instead. Crystal Young is accused of being the lookout. She is charged with armed robbery and accessory after the fact.
  • Todd Marinovich, former USC and Raiders quarterback, arrested naked with marijuana, police say

    08/22/2016 2:10:50 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 54 replies
    OC Register ^ | 8/22/2016 | Joshua Sudock
    IRVINE – Former USC star and Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich was arrested after he was found naked with marijuana in someone else’s backyard, police said Monday. The 47-year-old was cited for trespassing, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, Irvine police Commander Mike Hallinan said Monday.
  • Police 'bust Malia Obama at wild Martha's Vineyard' party: First Daughter 'is rushed out by Secret

    08/19/2016 2:05:59 PM PDT · by ShivaFan · 113 replies
    Getty, AP, Reuters Daily Mail ^ | 18-August-2016 | Daily Mail
    "After Malia Obama was reportedly caught at a raucous party that was broken up by police, the first daughter went on a long walk with her dad near their vacation home on Martha's Vineyard."
  • 'Cannibal' killer Austin Harrouff, 19, was wearing a 'Make America Great Again' Trump hat [TR]

    08/19/2016 7:53:12 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | -8/19/16 | SNEJANA FARBEROV and REGINA F. GRAHAM
    New meme.
  • What Is Flakka and What Does it Do to You?

    08/16/2016 9:12:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 | Debbie Lord
    A horrific story out of Florida on Tuesday has shined a spotlight on a “designer drug” whose effects can be so extreme that some call it “the devil’s drug.” A man in Tequesta, Fla., was arrested and charged with two counts of murder in the stabbing death of couple there. When police arrived on scene, the man was found crouched over the body of a male victim, tearing the flesh from the man’s face with his teeth. Police say they believe the man was likely under the influence of a drug called αlpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone, or as it is more commonly known,...
  • Face-biting, murder suspect identified as FSU student

    08/16/2016 11:59:54 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 55 replies
    KTUL TV 8 ^ | Tuesday, August 16th 2016 | By Sierra Darville
    MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) -- The Martin County Sheriff's Office identified the face-biting suspect accused of killing a couple near Tequesta as Florida State University student Austin Harrouff. The 19-year-old fraternity member had no known connections to the victims. Deputies said the attack was random and unprovoked. According to the Sheriff's Office, Harrouff stabbed John Joseph Stevens III and Michelle Karen Mishcon to death Monday night before attacking a neighbor who tried to intervene. Deputies encountered Harrouff biting off the face of Stevens. Authorities tried to use a stun gun to get Harrouff off the victim, but that didn't work....
  • Imam, Another Man Killed In Double Shooting After Leaving Mosque In Queens

    08/13/2016 4:30:13 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 92 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 13 Aug 2016
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An imam and another man are dead following a double shooting in Queens on Saturday afternoon. CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and a 64-year-old associate from his congregation were each shot in the head while on their way home from a local mosque by a man who came up behind them. The shooting took place near Liberty Avenue and 79th Street in Ozone Park around 2 p.m. Witnesses said the imam from the Al-Furqan Masjid mosque had just delivered an afternoon service and was walking home with another member of the mosque when...
  • It's loco in Acapulco: Horrific photographs from just one month's bloodshed show how former [tr]

    08/11/2016 6:24:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 11, 2016 | Liam Quinn
    Extreme and gruesome violence has turned a city once beloved by holidaymakers from around the world into a war zone. Acapulco, on Mexico's Pacific Coast, has been gripped by such bloody chaos in recent years that it has been dubbed one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Shocking new photographs captured in little more than two months on the streets show just have horrifying life there has become, with death seemingly able to strike anywhere in the city.
  • Some psychotic disorders may be induced by drugs ... combat effects of epilepsy

    08/10/2016 10:02:57 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 11 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8/10/2016 | Oxford University Press
    Today Brain publishes a new study indicating that antiepileptic drugs designed to reduce seizures, may also induce psychotic disorders in some patients. Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders. People with epilepsy have increased vulnerability to psychiatric problems. However, it is also possible that the drugs used by patients to control their seizures may increase the risk of psychotic symptoms in certain people.
  • Soros, Steyer, and Democracy Alliance Work to Retake Colorado

    08/05/2016 9:56:39 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 5, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    The Democratic Party’s top donors are pouring money into Colorado political groups, drawing attention to state legislative contests and ballot fights that could affect the redrawing of key congressional districts, public records show. Billionaire hedge fund managers George Soros and Tom Steyer are steering money to Colorado state senate candidates, while the Democracy Alliance, a leading left-wing donor club created ten years ago by four wealthy Colorado Democrats, provides financing for an interconnected network of Democrat-aligned political groups. Campaign finance data reveals how the Alliance and its top donors are implementing a strategy conceived last year to retake power at...
  • Bees Swarm Couple After Car Crash

    08/03/2016 8:27:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    LEX18.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | LEX18.com
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A quiet summer night in Laurel County got shaken up by a loud crash, and a swarm of bees. Neighbors say they could hear the screaming all the way up the hills. People on Patton Spur Road don't see many cars come down the dead-end street. But last night, Gary Anderson watched from his porch as a purple Tracker veered on and off the pavement. "Then he passed probably going about 35-40 miles an hour, pretty fast really. And all the sudden, I heard a big boom," said Anderson. He says the driver, Noah...
  • Libertarians to make their case at CNN town hall

    08/03/2016 6:20:19 PM PDT · by Son House · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | August 3, 2016 | By Eli Watkins
    Two former Republican governors turned Libertarians have emerged as an unlikely wild card in an unpredictable election year. On Wednesday evening, voters will get a closer look as Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate, Bill Weld, appear live on CNN for their second town hall.
  • Obama shortens terms for 214 prisoners; 67 had life sentence

    08/03/2016 11:04:58 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 29 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is cutting short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 serving life sentences. The White House says it's the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century. Almost all the prisoners were serving time for nonviolent drug offenses. The commutations bring to 562 the total number of sentences Obama has shortened. The White House says that's more than the past nine presidents combined. Almost 200 of those who have benefited were serving life sentences. White House counsel Neil Eggleston says Obama will continue granting clemency to more inmates...
  • Obama commutes sentences for 214 federal prisoners

    08/03/2016 12:40:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/3/16 | ap
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences, in what the White House called the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century. ADVERTISEMENT Almost all the prisoners were serving time for nonviolent drug crimes, reflecting Obama's long-stated view that the U.S. needs to remedy the consequences of decades of sentencing requirements that put tens of thousands of Americans behind bars for far too long. Obama has pushed for a broader fix to criminal justice laws and has used the aggressive pace of his commutations in...
  • Young family killed in I-80 crash was headed to Colorado for missionary training

    08/01/2016 12:33:51 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    Omaha News ^ | 8/1/2016 | Kevin Cole
    The five people killed Sunday in a crash on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska have been identified by relatives as a young family heading to Colorado for missionary training. Killed were Jamison Pals and his wife, Kathryne, both 29, and their three children: 3-year-old Ezra; Violet, who was almost 2; and 2-month-old Calvin, family members said. They were from St. Paul, Minnesota. “They were on their way to Littleton, Colorado, for a month of missionary training with WorldVenture,” said Karen Pals, a sister-in-law from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. “Then they were going to move to Japan to work, probably in October.”...
  • US Government Pays $475,000 For Illegally Searching Woman's Vagina

    07/28/2016 8:15:05 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 43 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Have you lost that loving feeling? If so, the United States federal government might just be able to help. Before you swipe right on Tinder or update that eHarmony account, consider instead taking a quick trip out of the country. Because on your way back home into the Land of the Free, US Customs and Border Protection will have agents standing by ready with heaps of government stimulus. It happened to a Jane Doe (the name has been withheld to protect what little remains of her dignity), a 54-year old US citizen who had recently been on a trip to...
  • What would you do if you won $3 million? This man spent it on meth

    07/27/2016 11:38:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 48 replies
    The State ^ | 7/27/2016 | TOM UHLER
    “When I win the lottery ...” How many of us have chanted that refrain, daydreaming about how we’d quit our jobs, grab our winnings and head to a secluded beach with the family to live in blissful paradise? Or whatever your imagination conjures life-after-hitting-the-jackpot to be. Of course it hardly ever turns out that way. We’re always hearing about lottery winners who blew it all. But Ronnie Music Jr., 45, a former maintenance supervisor in Georgia, has taken the storyline to a new depth. Music, who won $3 million in a scratch-off lottery game in Georgia last year, invested his...
  • Migrants and Smugglers Won’t Be Stopped by Donald Trump’s Wall, Ranchers Say

    07/24/2016 3:58:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 121 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | DAN BARRY
    ... The solution favored among ranchers is infused with a fatalism that nothing will change — government being government, and the cartels always one step ahead — so why bother. But here it goes: Intensive, round-the-clock patrols along the border are required for a fence or wall to work; otherwise, those determined to cross will always find a way. But, they argue, if you have boots on the ground, you will have no need for anything so beautiful as the Great Wall of Trump. It is easy, from a distance, to dismiss the ranchers along the border as right-wing Chicken...
  • The solution to racial war (The Cross and the Switchblade movie)

    07/23/2016 5:39:35 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 18 replies
    www.peacebyjesus.com ^ | 7-23-2016 | daniel1212
    The solution to racial war. All lives matter, but the problem is sin, not skin (though aspects of cultural can be sinful). The Cross and the Switchblade movie (1969, copyright Dick Ross and associates, and which can be seen here) is about the true story which is told in the book, the Cross and the Switchblade written in 1962. The movie (which mostly used local talent) stars Pat Boone as David Wilkerson and Erik Estrada as Nicky Cruz, the teen gang member whose life was dramatically transformed by Christ. Nicky was the leader of the notorious Brooklyn Puerto Rican gang...
  • Obama: ‘The World Has Never Been Less Violent’

    07/21/2016 10:42:49 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/21/16 | cns news staff
    “So it is worth reminding ourselves of how lucky we are to be living in the most peaceful, most prosperous, most progressive era in human history,” Obama said in the speech. “Because the world has never been less violent, healthier, better educated, more tolerant, with more opportunity for more people, and more connected than it is today,” he also said. Here are excerpts from the president’s speech as transcribed on the White House website: Obviously, this has been a tough couple of weeks, not just here in the United States but around the world. And that’s being amplified to some...
  • Lynch admits she had whistleblower's evidence on banksters

    03/27/2015 11:44:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    wnd ^ | 3/27/15 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – President Obama’s attorney-general nominee, Loretta Lynch, admitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee that her investigators in the money-laundering probe of HSBC were aware of evidence compiled by whistleblower John Cruz but she chose, nevertheless, not to bring criminal charges. Lynch provided written answers to questions submitted by committee chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, in a document posted on the panel’s website dated Feb. 18. As WND reported, Lynch’s confirmation vote in the Senate initially was postponed after Sen. David Vitter, R-La., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, opened the investigation of Lynch’s role in the HSBC...
  • THIRTY-THREE people collapse on the same New York street at 9AM after taking a bad batch of [tr]

    07/13/2016 6:09:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 13, 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides
    It was like a scene from an episode of The Walking Dead. But it wasn't zombies who could barely stand, it was New Yorkers. And it wasn't an apocalyptic infection they were suffering from - but the same bad batch of bad drugs. Thirty-three people were hospitalized for a possible overdose on K2, a type of synthetic marijuana, in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning. Witnesses reported seeing more than a dozen people passing out, vomiting, urinating and twitching in the middle of the street around 9.30am in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.
  • LiveLeak VIDEO: Here is another look at the Philandro Castile case

    07/12/2016 7:21:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 60 replies
    Three days before his death, Philando took part in this video where it shows his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, being a power-mother, smokied a joint with Philando and their daughter in the background. Make sure you watch the frames where the daughter is caught on cam and absolutely hates her situation... Media wants her opinion of what happened. What about her credibility?
  • Fontana man arrested after pet Chihuahua overdoses on meth

    07/11/2016 9:02:12 PM PDT · by Bullish · 15 replies
    FONTANA >> Jack Sparrow is recovering from methamphetamine overdose, but he’s not the fictional pirate of the Caribbean. He’s a small Chihuahua from Fontana. On July 5, Jack’s owner brought him to the Inland Valley Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center in Upland, police said in a news release Monday. Jack’s owner, identified by police as 21-year-old Isaiah Nathaniel Sais, from Fontana, allegedly told doctors he believed Jack may have ingested methamphetamine. And according to test results, he was right. Jack tested positive for the street drug known as “Crank”, according to the news release. But Sais left the vet’s office...
  • State Department Whistleblower..Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids

    06/12/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 149 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-12-2013 | Bryan Preston
    June 12, 2013 State Department Whistleblower, a Career Foreign Service Officer, Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids Bryan Preston The State Department whistleblower is Aurelia Fedenisn. She worked in the department’s inspector general’s office until her retirement in December 2012. According to USA Today, she has sought protection as an official whistleblower after the State Department directly threatened her, once at her home. It threatened her with criminal charges when she turned over documents to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) showing evidence that the department had watered down her report, in which she alleged that the department at the...
  • Finding workers a critical need in the county. (An article about lack of qualified workers)

    07/08/2016 6:21:06 AM PDT · by The Working Man · 52 replies
    Casey County News ^ | July 5, 2016 | Larry Rowell
    Factories such as Tarter Industries are having problems meeting current production needs because of a critical shortage of workers. And, expansion plans for 2017 may have to be put on hold if workers cannot be found, said Travis Cox, vice president and general manager for Tarter Industries. “Lack of workers is now my No. 1 inhibiting growth factor, bar none,” said Cox. “My last shortage report shows we are about 75-80 people under full budget head count. That’s just trying to keep up, not growing and expanding.” Cox said TI is aggressively searching within two counties on each side of...
  • Vigilantes kill Bulacan policeman (Philippines)

    07/08/2016 1:10:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Philippine Daily Inquirer ^ | July 8, 2016 | Carmela Reyes-Estrope, Anselmo Roque and Allan Macatuno and Yolanda Sotelo
    CITY OF MALOLOS—Policemen appear to have become targets of a wave of vigilantism across the country. The body of PO3 Michael Lee Manalad of the Malolos police was found on Thursday morning on a grassy knoll in the City of Meycauayan, strapped with the sign, “Pulis na pusher ’wag tularan (This policeman is a pusher. Do not emulate).” Manalad was in uniform when residents found him in Ubihan village at 12:47 a.m. His pockets contained sachets of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride). A native of Basilan province, Manalad served in the mobile patrol unit of the Malolos police. Police said they...
  • Libertarianism for Beginners

    07/06/2016 4:42:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2016 | John Stossel
    It took me years to figure out that markets work better than government. I started out as a typical Ralph Nader-influenced consumer reporter, convinced that companies constantly rip us off. To me and most of my fellow left-leaning reporters, the answer was always: more regulation. Gradually, I figured out that regulation causes many more problems than the occasional rip-off artist does. Companies that served customers well prospered, while market competition meant cheaters seldom got away with cheating for long. Regulation, by contrast, lasted forever. It punished innovation, making it harder for good people to offer better alternatives. How do I...
  • Philippines' Duterte urges communists to kill criminals

    07/01/2016 10:06:02 PM PDT · by sunrise_sunset · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 6/30/2016 | Cecil Morella
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday urged communist rebels to start killing drug traffickers, adding another layer to a controversial war on crime in which he has warned thousands will die.
  • 'Crazed' naked runway model, 21, brings Times Square to a standstill for an hour

    06/30/2016 1:57:01 PM PDT · by DFG · 69 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 06/30/2016 | Joel Christie
    'Crazed' naked runway model, 21, brings Times Square to a standstill for an hour screaming about Donald Trump, fashion and being a virgin before spitting on cops and jumping from a 16ft ledge Incident occurred at 8am Thursday on the red staircase in Duffy Square Man has been identified as fashion model Krit McClean McClean yelled out: 'Donald Trump where are you' and'I love fashion, it's taught me so much' He declared that he was 'mother earth' and also said he was a virgin He then jumped from a 16-foot platform and missed an inflatable crash bag Landed on the...
  • Ending to a Chaotic Walmart Shootout Just Did a Lot for the ‘Good Guys with Guns’ Argument

    06/28/2016 11:15:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    KTRH - Independent Journal ^ | 6-27-16 | Parker Lee
    On Sunday, a peaceful Maine afternoon turned into a scene like something from an action movie, when gunfire erupted in a Walmart parking lot. According to Augusta police, the occupants of two vehicles parked alongside one another were arguing over money when they suddenly began exchanging a barrage of bullets. However, it wasn’t long before — as WGME reports — a pair of bystanders stepped in, ending the chaotic situation before it could turn into something far more tragic.
  • Johnny Manziel Lawyer Accidentally Sends Text To AP, Doubts Manziel Can Stay Clean - Plea Deal

    06/24/2016 4:34:41 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    BI/AP ^ | 3-24-2016 | Schuyler Dixon
    Schuyler Dixon June 24, 2016 DALLAS (AP) - An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was given a receipt that shows Manziel may have spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store just 15 hours after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash, according to a lengthy text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press. Defense attorney Bob Hinton's text indicated Manziel's legal team was seeking a plea deal with prosecutors, but suggested that could be tricky. "Heaven help us if one of the...
  • Libertarians Hope Town Hall Will Attract More Voter Support

    06/22/2016 5:01:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    The Libertarian Party’s presidential and vice presidential nominees will get their best shot to convince voters they should be considered seriously for the White House at an hourlong prime-time town hall Wednesday on CNN. But political observers say that to move the needle much, Gary Johnson and his running mate, William Weld, are going to have to show a more conventional side that the public doesn’t always associate with libertarians.
  • Some Blame Guns, Republicans over Islam for Orlando Attack

    06/20/2016 3:48:07 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 23 replies
    Risk and Reward with Deidre Bolton ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ami Horowitz
    Another video showing how shockingly mentally disconnected the PC Liberal/Progressive mind is. The maker of this video is Ami Horowitz. I never heard of him but his video is stunning. His video is three days old but was on FBN today.
  • Supreme Court Weakens Protections Against Unconstitutional Police Stops

    06/20/2016 12:21:30 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 56 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 06/20/2016 | Chris Geidner
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/supreme-court-weakens-protections-against-unconstitutional-p?utm_term=.bsYgvzddN#.tlERGMqqX Supreme Court Weakens Protections Against Unconstitutional Police Stops The 5-3 decision prompts a sharp rebuke from Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who writes that those targeted by police “warn us that no one can breathe in this atmosphere.” Originally posted on Jun. 20, 2016, at 12:16 p.m. Updated on Jun. 20, 2016, at 1:07 p.m. BuzzFeed News Reporter Chris Geidner/BuzzFeed WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for police to get evidence admitted in a prosecution even if that evidence was obtained after an unconstitutional stop. In a 5-3 decision, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the court that...
  • Fewer low-income men are working

    06/19/2016 5:46:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 15, 2016 | Tami Luhby
    Men have been disappearing from the workforce for decades. But a closer look at the data reveals that lower-income men account for much of the change -- and that reflects a big problem with the economy. Only 69% of these men, ages 25 to 54, are employed, according to new research from the Brookings Institution. That figure was 80% in 1980. Among middle class and upper-income men, 92% are working, down only slightly from 94% in 1980....
  • In a Mass Shooting, Wait and Die? Or Fight Back?

    06/17/2016 6:03:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 17, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Regarding the Orlando shooting, notice how quickly the media pivoted from the culpability of a sexually repressed Muslim Afghan registered Democrat mass murderer to an assault on firearms? Forget Islam and jihad and the Obama administration's resolute determination to fundamentally change the nature of the United States by importing as many Muslims from alien, anti-Christian and anti-Western cultures as possible. The real problem, in their view, is gun violence: The mass shootings that have terrorized America have led to a new focus on how to survive them. Though far from an exact science, these efforts are based on a disturbing...
  • Study of 81,000 Adults Examines Mental Illness, Gun Violence and Suicide

    06/09/2016 1:02:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    People with serious mental illnesses who use guns to commit suicide are often legally eligible to purchase guns, despite having a past record of an involuntary mental health examination and brief hospitalization, according to a new Duke Health analysis. The study, released in the June issue of Health Affairs, looked at gun use, violent crime and suicide among 81,704 people diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression in Florida’s Miami-Dade and Pinellas counties over 10 years starting in 2002. Over that time, 254 study subjects committed suicide -- nearly four times the average suicide rate of the general adult...
  • Woman busted with meth burritos at U.S.-Mexico border, authorities say

    05/25/2016 10:47:34 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    WOKV ^ | May 25, 2016 | Christy Turner
    NOGALES, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers hungry for a drug bust seized more than a pound of meth-stuffed burritos in Arizona on Friday. Authorities at the Port of Nogales said they stopped a woman for further inspection after she crossed through a pedestrian gate on May 20. The 23-year-old claimed to have a bag of burritos, but a CPB narcotics-detection canine led officers to more than $3,000 worth of meth, authorities said.
  • Border Patrol Locked out of Indian Reservation Known for Mexican Drug Trafficking

    05/24/2016 1:36:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 24, 2016
    An Indian reservation along the Mexican border is prohibiting the Border Patrol from entering its land, which is a notorious smuggling corridor determined by the U.S. government to be a “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).” Homeland Security sources tell Judicial Watch that the road in the southeast corner of the reservation has been cordoned off by a barbed wired gate to keep officers out. A hand-written cardboard sign reading “Closed, Do Not Open” has been posted on the fence. “This is the location used most for trafficking drugs into the country,” a Border Patrol source told JW, adding...
  • Kennedy immune to liberals' drug outrage

    05/24/2016 5:33:04 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 5/24 | Peter Lucas
    Lucas: Kennedy immune to liberals' drug outrage The Lowell Sun Updated: 05/24/2016 06:40:52 AM EDT U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III ought to dump his moneymaking stock in a biopharmaceutical company that charges $1,000 a pill and indirectly fuels the state's opioid crisis. It tarnishes his fine Kennedy image. Being a millionaire, he doesn't need the money. He is one of the richest men in Congress. But the 36-year-old congressman from Brookline says he can't get rid of the stock because the majority of his assets are held in shared family trusts
  • Banker plunges to his death after eating magic mushrooms

    05/23/2016 12:27:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2016 | by Tina Moore
    A Merrill Lynch analyst ate a handful of magic mushrooms in his Manhattan apartment Sunday morning - and then plunged to his death out of his 26th floor window. Alex Lagowitz, 23, was found dead on a third floor, outdoor patio around 10 a.m. - directly below his bedroom window at Windsor Court on East 31st Street and Lexington Avenue in Murray Hill. It’s still unclear if he purposely jumped or lost his balance and fell out of the window.
  • Hiring Hurdle: Finding Workers Who Can Pass a Drug Test

    05/17/2016 8:17:47 PM PDT · by Theoria · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 May 2016 | Jackie Calmes
    A few years back, the heavy-equipment manufacturer JCB held a job fair in the glass foyer of its sprawling headquarters near here, but when a throng of prospective employees learned the next step would be drug testing, an alarming thing happened: About half of them left. That story still circulates within the business community of this historic port city. But the problem has gotten worse. All over the country, employers say they see a disturbing downside of tighter labor markets as they try to rebuild from the worst recession since the Depression: They are struggling to find workers who can...
  • Pfizer’s Lethal Injection Drug Ban Raises Fears of Alternative Execution Methods in US

    05/15/2016 12:40:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 14 May 2016 | Jamie Doward
    Human rights campaigners warn action is needed to stop use of unlicensed drugs or other legally unsatisfactory methodsHuman rights groups have welcomed news that pharmaceutical firm Pfizer is to block the sale of its drugs in the US to perform executions, but warned that legally dubious alternatives could take their place. All companies licensed by the US government to manufacture drugs for state executions have now blocked their use in lethal injections. Pfizer’s withdrawal follows a campaign targeting pharmaceutical companies and their shareholders. The company said: “Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of the patients we...
  • Seattle's homeless emergency episode 2: SHARE/WHEEL The homeless mafia

    05/13/2016 11:22:10 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 15 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball and Maurice Newhope
    Shocking isn't it? Tent cities, refugee camps, they are all over America but in Seattle they are considered the norm. Today as of the writing of this article, one such tent city has been erected over Seattle city hall. It is illegally established and yet city hall not only tolerates it but is using taxpayer funds to promote it. They have but one demand. GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! The Tent city, dubbed Tent City 6 is run by two organizations of militant homeless bums called SHARE/WHEEL. Share stands for Seattle Housing and Resource effort. Wheel stands for Women's Housing, Equality...