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  • Calls mount for regulation of sex robots

    09/17/2018 6:59:20 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 17, 2018
    A short drive north of Toronto, $60 buys a half hour alone with a life-sized doll that’s "warm and ready to play.” Customers take rented sex robots to a private room in a warehouse, near an emissions testing center, before returning them for cleaning. The owner of KinkySdollS told the Washington Examiner he will open a second location in Houston this month, with a goal of 10 U.S. locations by 2020. How? Because there's no regulation. "The States is a bigger market, and a healthier market, and God bless Trump," said owner Yuval Gavriel.
  • Unable to Vote, Dreamers Take Immigration Issues to People Who Can

    09/14/2018 5:09:36 PM PDT · by ro_dreaming · 15 replies
    Houston Public Media ^ | 13 September, 2018 | ELIZABETH TROVALL
    When people go to vote in midterm elections this November, they may be thinking about any number of serious issues. In Texas, polling data suggest both immigration and border security are priorities for voters. One group of Houston’s most motivated activists are hoping voters care enough to show up to the polls in support of immigrant issues. Their future in this country could depend on it. Whether it’s knocking on doors, making calls or registering voters on campus, Houston youth are taking action. “Across the country, and here in Houston, we have not seen youth involvement at this level since...
  • Houston Chronicle announces probe into work of ex-reporter (Non-existent Sources)

    09/10/2018 4:57:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/10/18 | Brett Samuels
    The Houston Chronicle on Monday announced an investigation into the work of one of its former reporters after editors said they became aware in discrepancies over the accuracy of his work. The newspaper's executive editor, Nancy Barnes, wrote that another Houston Chronicle journalist raised questions about whether Austin, Texas, reporter Mike Ward made up quotes from non-existent people in one of his stories. "We ask that you trust us that we've done everything we can to ensure what we've told you is fair and accurate," Barnes said in her post. "For that reason, I want to be completely transparent with...
  • Ex-Muslim Customers Kicked Out of Houston Starbucks for Wearing Ex-Muslim T-Shirts

    09/05/2018 5:52:32 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 55 replies
    PJMedia ^ | Tyler O'Neil
    Former Muslims with Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) were kicked out of a Starbucks connected to a Hilton hotel in Houston, Texas, on Saturday. Video shows Lina, an ex-Muslim Syrian woman, physically barred from re-entering the Starbucks after she had bought an iced coffee and was expelled from the establishment for wearing a t-shirt. In the video, a Hilton manager came out to prevent Lina from re-entering the Starbucks. At first, he suggested that if the EXMNA volunteer merely removed her t-shirt, she would be admitted. Later, however, he refused to allow her companion to enter the premises, even though...
  • Houston protesters clash outside Islamic convention (heavily armed Black Panthers show up)

    09/03/2018 3:42:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Chron ^ | 9/02/18 | Kristi Nix
    **SNIP** Doc Greene, a local radio talk-show personality, helped organize the protest that drew roughly two dozen members from the Texas Patriot Network and white supremacist groups. “We’re clearly outnumbered,” he said. “But we’re never outpowered.” Across the police barriers, a group of roughly 80 counterprotesters held signs and chanted phrases, including “Nazis, go home.” Counterprotesters included members of the Houston Socialist Movement, International Socialist Organization, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Refuse Fascism, Socialist Alternative, Young Communist League, Huey P. Newton Gun Club and New Black Panther Party.
  • JJ Watt raises record $41.6 million for Hurricane Harvey recovery effort

    08/27/2018 3:05:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    The foundation of Houston Texans star JJ Watt on Monday said it has raised $41.6 million for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, making its crowd-sourced fundraiser the largest in history. Watt in a statement said the millions of dollars have been used to fix and rebuild more than 600 homes and 420 childhood centers in the Houston area. The funds have also been used to distribute more than 26,000 meals and provide health care to more than 6,500 people. It has been one year since the category 4 hurricane made landfall at Houston, inflicting $125 billion in damage. Watt said on...
  • Cop Begs Nearby Security Guard For Help, She Ignores Him And Records Arrest Instead

    08/26/2018 3:48:09 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/24/2018
    A Houston police officer asked a woman in a security guard uniform to help him arrest an unruly suspect in a gas station, but the woman chose to record the arrest on her phone rather than help the police officer. The officer was attempting to arrest 17-year-old Davon Shavelle Miller, whom he pulled over because he was allegedly driving a car connected to an aggravated robbery and shooting, according to the Houston Police Department. Miller got out of the car and tried to flee the scene before the officer chased him down and tackled him. “Stop grabbing my cuffs,” the...
  • Man Uses Marathon Experience to Chase Down Car Snatchers

    08/25/2018 8:04:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Runner's World ^ | August 25, 2018 | McGee Nall
    Does every runner fantasize about using their endurance and speed to chase after bad guys and save the day? We’re not sure, but 36-year-old marathoner Morgan Scoville put that skill to good use on Wednesday when he witnessed two men run a couple off the road with their stolen vehicle and then try to run away. Scoville is the interim head of school for The Fay School in Houston, Texas, and the school took the day off for a day of observance in respect for the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, which fell on the calendar earlier in the week. With...
  • Jordanian patriarch facing death in Houston ‘honor killings’ praised 9/11 attacks

    08/01/2018 5:44:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Published 6:26 pm CDT, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | Brian Rogers
    A Jordanian immigrant facing the death penalty in Houston praised Osama bin Laden for the terror attacks on New York City on September 11, 2001, and said the violence was deserved, his daughter testified Tuesday. Nesreen Irsan, 30, told jurors that her fervently Muslim father, 60-year-old Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, was living in Conroe when the infamous attacks occurred and was happy that Americans had died. He also told his 12 children they should become suicide bombers if asked. “He said it’s what America deserves,” the daughter said as she testified against the father who has been convicted of killing her...
  • ‘I warned him’: Woman, 68, shoots man [wanking] on bike who then chased her to her doorstep

    08/08/2018 9:28:42 AM PDT · by NRx · 48 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-08-2018 | Meagan Flynn
    The sign on her door reportedly said, “Save the drama for your mama.” But when that message didn’t appear to get across to the man masturbating on her doorstep, the 68-year-old Houston woman warned that she would have to get her pistol. The woman, identified only as “Granny Jean” in local news, was taking out her trash about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday when the man riding his bicycle while masturbating approached her, according to Houston Police Lt. Larry Crowson. “She was alarmed by this,” Crowson told reporters at the scene, and the woman started back toward her house. The man followed...
  • Astro Star Alex Bregman Rips Donald Trump Over Attack on LeBron James

    08/04/2018 12:58:49 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    12 UP ^ | August 4, 2018 | Nate Puciato
    Not the right time to tell Alex Bregman to stick to sports, Houston and LSU fans. Not if our President won't stick to politics.
  • New surveillance video, photos show bicyclist accused of fatally shooting Houston Methodist doctor

    07/24/2018 8:58:59 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 18 replies
    KPRC Click2Houston ^ | Brittany Taylor | Brittany Taylor
    HOUSTON - New surveillance video and pictures were released Monday of a man who officials say fatally shot a doctor on a bicycle Friday near the Texas Medical Center and then fled.
  • Onetime Bush doctor is gunned down riding bicycle to hospital where he worked

    07/20/2018 7:30:59 PM PDT · by be-baw · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2018 | Paulina Dedaj
    A cardiologist who once treated former President George H.W. Bush was gunned down Friday morning while riding his bicycle through Houston’s Texas Medical Center. *snip* Hausknecht was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Finner said he was hit at least once. The area where the shooting took place is part of a 1,345-acre complex of hospitals and medical institutions, including the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and is teeming with traffic and pedestrians during the day. Hausknecht was going to work at Houston Methodist Hospital when he was shot, the hospital's CEO said in...
  • George H.W. Bush offers condolences after cardiologist killed in shooting (Bicycle Ride-by)

    07/21/2018 6:23:57 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/20/18 | John Bowden
    George H.W. Bush offered condolences on Friday after a cardiologist who previously treated the former president was killed in a drive-by shooting. Bush, 94, issued a statement through his spokesman on Twitter after authorities said Dr. Mark Hausknecht was shot and killed by a fellow cyclist while riding near the Texas Children's Pavilion for Women in downtown Houston. "Mark was a fantastic cardiologist and a good man," Bush said in the statement. "I will always be grateful for his exceptional, compassionate care. His family is in our prayers." Bush spokesman Jim McGrath added that the nation's 41st president was "deeply...
  • "Houston Methodist doctor on bike fatally shot at Texas Medical Center"

    07/21/2018 1:07:09 PM PDT · by HereInTheHeartland · 33 replies
    "A Houston doctor who was riding his bicycle to work in the Texas Medical Center on Friday morning was gunned down by another cyclist who passed him, turned and fired two shots, and then rode off."
  • Husband shoots gunmen to protect wife during attempted home invasion on south side

    07/18/2018 9:06:15 AM PDT · by ro_dreaming · 23 replies
    ABC 13 Houston ^ | Wednesday, July 18, 2018 06:59AM | Courtney Fischer
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police say a husband got into a shoot-out with two gunmen who grabbed his wife and tried to force her inside the couple's house on the city's south side. Investigators tell Eyewitness News that around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday the man heard noises outside his home on South Acres Drive near Rubin Street.
  • Accused Houston serial killer arrested following chase

    07/17/2018 8:16:26 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    KHOU11 ^ | July 17, 2018 | Michelle Homer & KHOU.com Staff
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Accused serial killer Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, was arrested following a chase in northwest Harris County Tuesday morning. The pursuit ended on Eldridge Parkway just north of Fallbrook Drive before 7 a.m. Rodriguez was in the same dark gray Nissan Sentra authorities had been searching for. Police say that Rodriguez could be linked with two mattress store murders, the murder of a Cypress woman, along with other unsolved crimes. Rodriguez hasn't been charged in the crimes, but Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted he's "considered a serial killer, armed and dangerous." Rodriguez was caught thanks to...
  • Teacher reportedly compares pro-Trump MAGA hat teen to Nazi in vulgar tweet: 'F--- EM'

    07/13/2018 8:35:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 13, 2018 | Caleb Parke
    A sixth grade social studies teacher is under investigation for a tweet comparing the Texas teen who had his “Make America Great Again” hat stolen inside a Whataburger to a “Nazi,” with the teacher reportedly adding: “F---” him. Houston-area Channelview Independent School District is investigating Jogi Pattisapu, who teaches sixth grade social studies at Anthony Aguirre Junior High, for the vulgar tweet, Director of Communications for the school district LaKeisha LeBlanc told Fox News in a statement....
  • Woman gets 40 years in prison for trying to sell 2-year-old daughter for sex

    07/13/2018 1:47:23 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 62 replies
    A Houston woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that she offered to sell her 2-year-old daughter for sex at a cost of $1,200. Twenty-five-year-old Sarah Marie Peters was sentenced Thursday after earlier pleading guilty to charges that include promotion of prostitution. Authorities say undercover officers in Montgomery County, north of Houston, encountered Peters online on a social media site. They say she forwarded photos of young girls and asked if there was anyone who wanted “to have fun” with her daughter. Detectives watched Peters board a bus in Houston with her...
  • How Houston Lost Its Mind Over a Trump Shirt

    07/08/2018 11:11:09 AM PDT · by BBell · 160 replies
    t’s hard to imagine a safer space in Houston than West University Place. Its unofficial motto is “The Neighborhood City,” and on a sweet spring night that was blessedly cool and clear, with mature live oaks spreading their protective branches over the tidy streets and the azaleas blooming in a riot of coral, fuchsia, and the whitest white, that’s what it seemed to be: a cozy, friendly oasis in the middle of a big, complicated metropolis. A place where four girls just entering their teens could head out for ice cream and cookies, unaccompanied, to a spot called Tiny’s Milk...