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  • The Media Is Encouraging Violence Against Themselves

    08/08/2018 8:27:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 8/8/2018 | John Lott
    The media keeps claiming that President Trump is encouraging violence against them. But the media are not the true victims here, and they will largely have themselves to blame if violence does befall them. Talking about Trump, MSNBC's Katy Tur said last Friday: "Yeah, we get it, you don't like us. Fine. But do you have to put our lives in danger?" After the Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis, Maryland in June, press members and Democrat campaign officials were quick to blame it on Trump’s bashing of “fake news,” which he called the “enemy of the people.” Apologies weren’t forthcoming...
  • 92 year old woman woman accused of fatally shooting son over plans to put her in assisted living

    07/04/2018 9:29:48 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 58 replies
    WABC ^ | July 4, 2018
    PHOENIX, Arizona -- A 92-year-old woman is charged with murder after deputies say she fatally shot her own son because she thought he wanted to move her to an assisted living facility. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says Anna Mae Blessing had lived with her 72-year-old son Thomas and his girlfriend at the girlfriend's condo for the last six months. Court records show she believed her son and his girlfriend were talking about putting her in the facility because she had become "difficult to deal with." According to detectives, Blessing hid two handguns in the pockets of her robe and...
  • Wisconsin Family Threatened In Epic Misunderstanding Over Nazi Flag

    01/26/2017 2:17:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Patch ^ | January 25, 2017 | Beth Dalbey
    Family didn’t fly Nazi flag, but after mistake on Facebook post, they’ve been targeted with so much hate they want to escape neighborhood​.In the few days since the neighbor living in the other half of her Oshkosh, Wisconsin, duplex raised a Nazi flag, life has been impossible to fathom for Rosangela Diaz and her family, though they had nothing to do with the emblem of white supremacy — and don’t even look the part of people who would. Rosa is a fifth-generation American of Puerto Rican descent; her husband, Jeremy, is African-American. Still, stacks of hate mail have arrived at...
  • Police: Okla. woman arrested after shooting man found in bedroom with teen daughter

    08/30/2016 4:42:14 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 65 replies
    KOKH ^ | 8/30/2016 | Kylen Mills
    PAOLI, Okla. (KOKH) - Police say a Garvin County woman was arrested after shooting a man in her home.The Paoli Police Department says 34-year-old Valerie Fowler was arrested Aug. 29 on a complaint of assault and battery with a deadly weapon.Just after 7:20 a.m. Monday, police say Fowler found a man in a bedroom with her 16-year-old daughter. Fowler allegedly then shot the man.The 31-year-old man was medi-flighted to OU Medical Center.Fowler was arrested and has since bonded out of the Garvin County Jail. Police have not yet identified the man who was shot.
  • Two professors kidnapped in Kabul: report

    08/07/2016 2:25:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 7, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Two professors, one of them an American citizen, were reportedly abducted at gun point near the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul this weekend, ABC News reported. The other man was Australian, according to ABC. Men wearing National Security forces uniforms reportedly kidnapped the men at about 8:30 p.m. Kabul time, according to the Voice of America. The Kabul police have begun an investigation into the incident. A U.S. State Department official said the department is "aware of reports of a U.S. citizen kidnapped in Kabul." "Due to privacy considerations, we have no information to offer," an official told Voices...
  • Paris Synagogue Attacked with Chemical Poison

    12/17/2015 2:29:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 12/17/15 | Pamela Geller
    I had just finished writing this post on the now-daily wild and rampant Islamic antisemitic attacks, that are little reported and even less commented on, when this came over the transom: a Paris synagogue was attacked with a chemical poison. Synagogues are under siege in Paris and the whole of Europe by devout Muslims. This most certainly is a dry-run for something more gruesome. “Paris synagogue daubed with poisonous substance,” By JTA, December 17 2015 (thanks to Armaros): 14 members of Jewish committee mildly injured in suspected anti-Semitic attack Fourteen people were mildly poisoned by a toxic substance that was...
  • Massachusetts Democrats To Force Governor to Seek Waiver from Obamacare Provisions

    06/26/2013 10:46:00 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/26/2013 @ 12:36PM
    A very interesting ACA development is taking place in Massachusetts today as the state that “inspired” Obamacare tries to reconcile its current law with the new federal law. Push back in the compliance effort is coming from an unexpected source, the senior Democratic budget writer in the State Senate, Senator Stephen Brewer, presumably with support from the Senate President as well.
  • Motorola Mobility apparently won an injunction against Apple in Germany over two patents

    11/04/2011 9:19:00 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    FOSS Patents ^ | NOV 4, 2011 | Florian Mueller
    Apple knows what it's like to win injunctions against rivals. It won four of them against Samsung (two in Germany, one in the Netherlands and most recently one in Australia; all of them preliminary). Now it seems that Apple has just come out on the losing end of a patent infringement lawsuit. I have received a copy of what purports to be a default judgment by the Mannheim Regional Court barring Apple from selling in Germany -- the single largest market in Europe -- any mobile devices infringing on two Motorola Mobility patents and determining that Apple owes Motorola Mobility...
  • Judicial Activism Goes Berserk

    10/08/2011 12:14:46 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 17 replies
    LawInjustice ^ | 10/08/2011 | Carey Branstetter
    In a pending civil lawsuit in a Texas Federal Court, a constitutional nightmare is occurring that could have ominous consequences for all Americans. In violation of the Constitution, The activist federal judge in this case has made a U.S. business owner essentially a slave without any due process or hearing. All of the relevant details of this profoundly disturbing case are summarized at case overview tab on No case in recent judicial history resembles more of a Stalinist show trial. The conduct appears to be more corruption than merely judicial activism and the litany of outrages occurring are almost...
  • IMF accuser in apt. for HIV vics (Victim of French socialist hotel sex assault has AIDS?)

    05/18/2011 4:40:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/18/11 | JENNIFER BAIN and BOB FREDERICKS
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have more to worry about than a possible prison sentence. The IMF chief's alleged sex-assault victim lives in a Bronx apartment rented exclusively for adults with HIV or AIDS, The Post has learned. The hotel maid, a West African immigrant, has occupied the fourth-floor High Bridge pad with her 15-year-old daughter since January -- and before that, lived in another Bronx apartment set aside by Harlem Community AIDS United strictly for adults with the virus and their families. The Post has not been able to ascertain whether the maid, 32, has HIV/AIDS because of medical confidentiality laws.

    03/27/2008 4:26:30 AM PDT · by gondramB · 114 replies · 5,040+ views
    Disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been identified as a long-standing client of a second high-priced call-girl ring, The Post has learned. The ex-governor regularly patronized Wicked Models, the Manhattan-based operation taken down Tuesday, according to financial documents and other evidence unearthed in a yearlong prostitution in vestigation, law-enforcement sources said. PHOTO GALLERY: Alleged Madam Kristin Davis
  • Lacrosse case leaving mark in courts

    05/27/2007 7:48:11 AM PDT · by NCjim · 34 replies · 1,868+ views
    Raleigh (NC) News and Observer ^ | May 27, 2007 | Benjamin Niolet
    The judicial system has a hangover. Call it the Mike Nifong effect. In North Carolina and across the country, prosecutors with upright reputations are having to make assurances that they don't break the rules. Judges and lawyers have taken to using Nifong's name and the outcome of the sexual assault case against Duke University lacrosse case players as a shorthand for all manner of prosecutorial outrages. The case has made it harder for prosecutors nationwide to get funding or laws changed. It has been just over a month since the state Attorney General exonerated the accused and called them the...
  • Remember Cindy Sheehan?

    01/06/2007 3:35:20 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 34 replies · 2,047+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6 January 2007 | staff
    When Cindy Sheehan became a celebrity for her "peace" vigil outside President Bush's Texas ranch in 2005, the antiwar left hailed her as a heroine. A blogger anointed her "'Mother Sheehan,' . . . the bringer of life who has been wronged by state power." A mainstream media columnist proclaimed that "the moral authority of parents who bury children killed in Iraq is absolute." Even before Mrs. Sheehan became a media darling, minority House Democrats called her as a witness at a June 2005 hearing about Britain's so-called Downing Street Memos. Well, she's their problem now. On Wednesday members...
  • Tests Show Milosevic Died of Heart Attack

    03/12/2006 2:25:53 PM PST · by The_Victor · 26 replies · 610+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 3/12/2006 | ANTHONY DEUTSCH
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A heart attack killed Slobodan Milosevic in his jail cell, the U.N. war crimes tribunal said, citing preliminary findings from Dutch pathologists who conducted a nearly eight-hour autopsy Sunday on the former Yugoslav leader. The tribunal said pathologists had determined that "Milosevic's cause of death was a 'myocardial infarction.'"Found dead in his cell Saturday morning, the 64-year-old Milosevic had suffered from heart ailments and high blood pressure, and his bad health caused numerous breaks in his four-year, $200 million trial before the tribunal.Some wondered if suicide might have been an out for the man accused of...
  • Retired officer fires on two home intruders (1 dead, 1 wounded)

    07/29/2005 6:44:16 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 44 replies · 1,558+ views
    Lubbock AVALANCHE-JOURNAL ^ | Friday, July 29, 2005 | JASON WOMACK
    A retired police lieutenant shot and killed one man and wounded another Thursday after the pair broke into his home, Lubbock police officials said. When James Kimber, the 65-year-old former officer, arrived home about 12:10 p.m., he found his garage door ajar and his back door forced open. Police said he then retrieved a gun from his laundry room. As he moved through his ransacked living room and reached the north bedroom, police said, he realized someone was still inside. "He heard the distinct sound of a firearm being cocked," police spokesman Lt. Roy Bassett said. As Kimber entered the...
  • A Zealous Prosecutor of Drug Criminals Becomes One Himself

    02/16/2005 10:37:03 AM PST · by Scenic Sounds · 145 replies · 2,212+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 14, 2005 | RALPH BLUMENTHAL
    PAMPA, Tex., Feb. 9 - No one prosecuted the war on drugs in the Texas Panhandle more zealously than Richard James Roach. As the blustery and hot-tempered Republican district attorney for five counties overrun with methamphetamines, he had eked out an election victory in 2000 vowing a crackdown and was soon gleefully reeling off the harsh sentences he had wrung from juries: 36 years, 38 years, 40 years, 60 years, 75 years - even 99 years. "I think it's quite clear that the good citizens of this district are fed up with drugs," he said. He had barely missed...
  • Animal-rights activist testifies circus security guard attacked her

    02/04/2004 4:47:07 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 20 replies · 450+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 2/4/2004 | DAVID WEISS
    WILKES-BARRE - First the clowns at the Irem Temple Shrine Circus shouted at animal-rights activist Lisa Walker as she protested their event. Later, a "big, giant" high school student working security ran at Walker, knocked her to the ground and dragged her through a field of muddy grass, Walker testified. "He put me in a choke hold," Walker, 43, said Tuesday. "My feet were off the ground. I couldn't see. I couldn't breathe. All I could hear is my son screaming." Walker testified during the first day of trial in her lawsuit against Irem Temple and the security guard, Michael...