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  • Cape Horn Fire near Bayview Idaho grows to 2,000 acres; Six homes destroyed

    07/06/2015 10:49:56 AM PDT · by Veto! · 27 replies
    KHQ Channel 6, Spokane ^ | July 6, 2015 | Matt Pusatory, KHQ Local News Web Producer
    UPDATE: 6:45 a.m. Monday: The Cape Horn Fire is now estimated to be around 2,000 acres. Crews have confirmed six homes have been destroyed, all on the eastern half of Cape Horn and containment is 0%. The fire spread rapidly overnight and evacuations have been issued by the Bonner County Sheriff's Office in the Cape Horn and Bayview areas using reverse 911.
  • Some believe Obama is plotting to invade Texas as part of the Jade Helm exercise

    07/06/2015 10:47:06 AM PDT · by Marcus · 26 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | July 6, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    The Washington Post ventured down to Bastrop, Texas on Saturday and found an undetermined amount of people who fear that President Obama is plotting to impose martial law in the Lone Star State as part of a military operation called Jade Helm. Other citizens of Bastrop, mainly Democrats, said that this paranoia was racially motivated because the president is African American. It is unknown exactly how many people hold to these views.
  • Black Gangs Uniting, Mobilizing In SC: Rivals Unite In Response To Confederate Flag Supporters …

    07/05/2015 6:01:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    FITS News ^ | July 3, 2015 | Will Folks
    It’s not just the white supremacist groups like the Ku Klux Klan seeing surging membership as the S.C. General Assembly prepares to take up the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House. Law enforcement sources tell FITS an equally ominous trend is elevated black gang activity – which is being exploited by militant black groups in an effort to counter the pro-flag movement. These sources tell us rival gang leaders are putting aside past differences – uniting and mobilizing in anticipation of upcoming pro-flag rallies being held at the State House. In fact they’re...
  • It Begins… Liberals Want Minnesota Flag Taken Down Because It Shows White Man Working

    07/05/2015 1:31:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    It begins… Leftists want the Minnesota flag taken down because it shows white men working on a farm and an Indian with a spear. Seriously? The Star Tribune reported: “The Minnesota state flag depicts a white man as a hardworking, rugged individualist, and an Indian riding a horse and holding a spear. The current interest in the removal of the Confederate battle flag from public displays and store shelves provides an excellent opportunity to examine what the Minnesota state flag represents. The images on the flag are interpreted by state documents as innocuous symbols of the state’s history. A critical...
  • Live: Police Pursuit in Los Angeles

    07/03/2015 6:15:09 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 16 replies
    KTLA.com ^ | 7/3/2015 | none
    Very dangerous pursuit in west LA.
  • Hagar: Does Ted Cruz have advantage in wooing Adelson?

    07/02/2015 9:53:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Reno Gazette-Journal | July 2, 2015 | Ray Hagar
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.rgj.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/02/hagar-ted-cruz-advantage-wooing-adelson/29655093/
  • Hail, heavy rains pound Sierra Vista

    07/02/2015 7:22:04 AM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Tuesday’s storm dropped marble-sized hailstones and more than an inch of rain on many parts of Sierra Vista, flooding streets and contributing to a rollover injury accident near the airport. It was just after 7 p.m. when Sierra Vista police received a report of a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 90 near Airport Road.
  • Road Raging Muslim Forgets He’s In Texas, Gets Dose Of Southern Hospitality

    07/01/2015 4:49:58 AM PDT · by Semper Mark · 82 replies
    madworldnews.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Robert Rich
    A road raging Muslim recently got a taste of Texas hospitality after spouting off at another driver. The incident took place in Houston, Texas, where two drivers reportedly became entangled in a verbal altercation over who had the right of way. For reasons still under investigation, 42-year-old Ziad Abu Naim – the Muslim — got out of his car “swinging” and approached the car of Robert Craig Klimek, 43. However, the chaos quickly ended as onlookers noted hearing a single pop. As it turns out, Klimek had shot Naim in the face, fully neutralizing the threat. Emergency services took the...
  • Cruz to sign books at FoxTale (Woodstock, Georgia)

    06/30/2015 9:38:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Cherokee Ledger-News ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jessica Lindley
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be at FoxTale Book Shoppe in downtown Woodstock on July 3 to promote his new book “A Time for Truth: Reigniting The Promise To America.”Admission is $30 and includes a first edition copy of the book. The book-signing event begins at 10 a.m., and the store, located at 105 E. Main St., will open to the public after the event concludes. “The event ticket includes you and a guest,” said Ellen Ward, co-owner of FoxTale Book Shoppe. “You will have an opportunity to meet Sen. Ted Cruz and get your book signed.” As the son...
  • Donor Says Girl Scouts Can’t Use $100K Gift for Transgender Girls

    06/30/2015 1:23:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Seattle Met ^ | June 29, 2015 | Matthew Halverson
    So the organization gave the money back. And now they want your help. A $50,000 donation is cause for celebration at the Queen Anne offices of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. “We have these little clapper thingies, and the clappers go mad when we get that kind of gift,” says the council’s CEO, Megan Ferland. So when Ferland came back to the office earlier this spring and announced that she’d just landed a $100,000 donation, the place went mad. Not only did it represent nearly a quarter of the council’s annual fundraising goal, it would pay to send 500...
  • Pride Parade Celebrates Marriage, #LoveWins, As Protesters Call For New LGBTQ Goals (Blacks)

    06/29/2015 11:28:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Chicagoist ^ | June 29, 2015 | Rachel Cromidas
    An estimated over 1 million people turned out to cheer on Chicago's 46th Annual Pride Parade Sunday, which included at least three weddings and a guest appearance by the Stanley Cup. But the rainbow-bedazzled partiers also had their share of random mayhem, including a person who allegedly drove a car into the parade, a woman who attempted to streak in front of Rahm Emanuel on a public dare from a Greek billionaire and the much more pointed die-in protest staged by a handful of #blacklivesmatter activists to raise awareness about the perceived white-washing of the LGBTQ movement. With last Friday's...
  • University of Reading archaeologists to excavate the biggest henge in the country (Marden Henge)

    06/29/2015 10:03:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Trinity Mirror Southern - UK ^ | June 20, 2015 | Linda Fort
    Archaeologists from the University of Reading will start a three-year excavation on land between the prehistoric monuments of Stonehenge and Avenbury this summer. Exploring the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire is expected to reveal more about the lives of the people who worshipped at Stonehenge. The work will be done in collaboration with Historic England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Wiltshire Museum. The site is a barely explored archaeological region of huge international importance. The project will investigate Marden Henge. Built around 2400 BC Marden is the largest henge or Neolithic earthwork in the country and one of...
  • Trump in Chicago: Says he’s ‘100 percent correct’ about Mexicans, blasts U.S. as ‘laughingstock’

    06/29/2015 8:41:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times / The Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2015 | Sandra Guy and Bill Zwecker, AP
    Donald Trump brought his in-your-face presidential campaign to Chicago audience on Monday, declaring that if is he is elected, he would make America “rich,” stop illegal immigration and “knock out” federal health-care reform that the U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled the law of the land. And even as NBC became the latest network to sever its ties to Trump after he characterized Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals, Trump insisted he had nothing to apologize for, saying his remarks were “100 percent correct.”(continued)
  • Baltimore Mayor Set To Announce Expansion Of Summer Jobs For Youth

    06/24/2015 10:03:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | June 24, 2015 | Marcus Washington
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is set to announce the expansion of summer job opportunities for the youth on Wednesday. Officials say the annual goal is to offer 5,000 positions to youngsters through Baltimore’s YouthWorks program, which provides jobs to residents between the ages of 14 and 21. However, officials say this year they received nearly 8,000 applicants and are seeking funds to offer a paid experience to all who applied. On Wednesday, the mayor, along with other representatives will announce an update to the city’s efforts to those opportunities. Marcus Washington will have the latest on this story tonight on WJZ.
  • Florida Legislature must rein in power hungry Home Owners Associations

    06/22/2015 8:52:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/22/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Florida’s Legislature is poised to rein in that state’s out-of-control Home Owner Associations (HOA) and their legal and management firms with proposed bills in both houses of the legislature in Tallahassee. Passage of S 1308 and H 1263, sponsored by State Senator Alan Hays (R-Umatilla), 850-487-5011, and Representative Mike LaRosa (R-Saint Cloud) 850-717-5042, would put teeth in rules and regulations that govern just what these HOA Board of Directors (BOD) in gated communities can do and ARE doing to peaceful, law abiding middle class residents in single family homes. This urgently needed legislation would bring single family homeowners the same...
  • Tesla Leases Former Solyndra Manufacturing Site

    06/22/2015 7:54:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Gas2 ^ | June 22, 2015 | Steve Hanley
    Electrek is reporting that Tesla has signed a lease for the former Solyndra manufacturing site just a few miles away from its assembly plant in Freemont, California. Its current production facility can build up to to 500,000 cars a year, but Elon Musk says Tesla will be building “millions” of cars by 2020. What will it do with the new space? In an e-mail to Business Journal, it said “901 Page, located conveniently down the road from the Tesla Factory, gives us the space to expand our manufacturing and build more engineering labs as we build up production.” There is...
  • African American Festival Taking Place in Baltimore (Up to 350,000 to attend)

    06/20/2015 6:48:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Officials are expecting up to 350,000 people at the African American Festival this weekend in Baltimore. The festival is taking place Saturday and Sunday at the Camden Yards Sports Complex. The free event will include music, cultural exhibits, contests, health screenings and children's activities....
  • The Filipino First Policy caused the Philippines to Fail

    06/20/2015 1:29:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    CoRRECT Movement ^ | June 20, 2015
    Are you proud that this is what the Philippines looks like to the rest of the World? If you are one of those Filipinos who thinks that the “Filipino First Policy” of actively discouraging Foreign Direct Investors and multinational companies from coming into the Philippines by requiring them to partner with local Filipino investors who will own at least 60% of the company set up in the Philippines is a step in the right direction, think again. Local Filipino investors are not numerous enough to create as many businesses that would create the huge number of jobs necessary to absorb...
  • Cincinnati Police Officer Shot and Killed This Morning

    06/19/2015 10:14:33 AM PDT · by Howard Morrison · 23 replies
    Cincinnati's WLWT ^ | June 19, 2015 | WLWT
    Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim killed in Madisonville shooting Suspect also dead, chief says. An officer who was wounded in a shootout in Madisonville on Friday morning has died. Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said Officer Sonny Kim, a 27-year veteran, died at UC Medical Center. CPD lost one of our best today," Blackwell said. The shooting happened near the intersection of Roe Street and Whetsel Avenue just after 9 a.m. Blackwell said officers had responded to a report of a man with a gun acting erratically. At some point after officers arrived, gunfire broke out, Blackwell said. Kim and the suspect...
  • Biker shootout signals Balkanization of American Southwest

    06/19/2015 7:04:55 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 22 replies
    Radio Legendary ^ | June 18, 2015
    Waco – It’s official, signed, sealed, delivered, and filed in the District Clerk’s office. Petitions involving vehicle forfeiture cases to seize 17 motorcycles, 8 pickups and two SUV’s reveal the extent of the Balkanization of alleged criminal enterprises in the Southwest and central Texas. When members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club of San Antonio rolled onto the parking lot at the Twin Peaks restaurant shortly after high noon on May 17, Cossacks from chapters throughout the state were ready to rumble and waiting for them. Here’s why, according to an Associated Press pool report published by the local daily, which...
  • Charleston Shooter Dylann Storm Root Was Influenced By Violent Baltimore Riots, Trayvon Activists

    06/18/2015 8:13:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 18, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Charleston shooter Dylann Storm Root was transferred from North Carolina to Charleston tonight.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Charleston shooter Dylann Storm Root recently made remarks to a close friend about the Trayvon Martin shooting and the violent rioting in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray. Baltimore protesters torched 61 buildings, damaged 350 businessses, amd injured 113 police officers in May riots. The Chicago Tribune reported: “In an interview with The Associated Press, Joseph Meek Jr. said he and Roof had been best friends in middle school but lost touch when Roof moved away about five years ago. The two reconnected a few weeks...
  • Horror: Gunman walks into prayer meeting at African-American church in Charleston, S.C., kills 9;

    06/18/2015 8:05:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/18/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Racial motive expressed? I don’t even know what to say in the course of presenting news like this. I suppose we just wait to learn what - if anything - might have been the motivation of the 21-year-old mass murderer. We don’t know if he knew anyone there or had any sort of connection to the church or the pastor. We don’t even know who he is, at least not for sure, as he remains at large. We just know he walked in and opened fire, and now nine people are dead, including the pastor, who was also a South...
  • CoreLogic to add 500 jobs in North Texas (Average annual salary of $57,000)

    06/18/2015 5:24:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    HousingWire's Lending Blog ^ | May 19, 2015 | Brena Swanson
    CoreLogic (CLGX) could create an additional 500 jobs and workers in North Texas as part of it larger consolidation in the region, according to an article in the Dallas Business Journal. The move will combine two centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area into one, large operations hub. The article said that CoreLogic plans to make the $68 million, 325,600-square-foot campus at 3001 Hackberry Road in Cypress Waters its new regional campus. CoreLogic plans to relocate at least 1,300 full-time positions with an average annual salary of $57,000 from Westlake and Richardson into the new regional campus. In the next four...
  • Elephant Insurance to add 1,173 jobs at Henrico headquarters (Virginia)

    06/18/2015 4:51:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Danville Register-Bee ^ | June 9, 2015 | Randy Hallman, The Richmond Times-Dispatch
    Elephant Auto Insurance will add 1,173 jobs at its Henrico County headquarters and will invest $2 million to expand the operation. Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the expansion today in Cardiff, United Kingdom, where he met with officials from Elephant's parent company, U.K.-based Admiral Group PLD. Elephant which had 365 employees at its headquarters in March, was already in a growth mode. In January the company moved from a 32,000-square-foot office on Eastshore Drive in the Innsbrook Corporate Center to a 54,000-square-foot site in the Deep Run I office building at 9950 Mayland Drive.
  • Topeka residents receive message from Ku Klux Klan

    06/17/2015 10:32:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | Adam Vlach and Luke Ranker
    Some Topeka residents woke up Monday with a strong message at their doors. Residents in more than one neighborhood found fliers from the Ku Klux Klan in clear zip-close bags weighted by rocks on their property. In the 1900 block of S.W. Cheyenne Road, Peggy Hanna said she saw bags at nearly every home on the east side of the road from S.W. 17th Street to Belle Avenue on her morning run. Some were in the gutter, others were in driveways and yards. Just before 7 a.m., Hanna picked up a bag in her own driveway and threw it away...
  • Media bias or media stupidity?

    06/15/2015 5:15:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/15/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Only in a media biased in favour of progressive causes would make such idiotic statements In recent years a lot of attention has been placed on media bias. Those on the right of the political spectrum are always pointing out the left wing bias of the mainstream media such as the New York Times, CNN and no one’s favourite, MSNBC. Those on the left deny such bias because they are incapable of seeing it. To them, left wing views are not biased but merely the truth. Divergent views are wrong and those who accuse the media of a progressive bias...
  • North Texas is the country's hottest rental market right now: Rents rise 4.9%

    06/11/2015 9:59:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    HousingWire ^ | January 7, 2015 | Brena Swanson
    The North Texas rental market is on fire, with properties springing up, people flocking to the city for corporate relocations and builders working to keep pace with demand. According to an article from WFAA, apartment rent reached an all-time high last year, with rents rising 4.9% in 2014 and the average monthly rent for an apartment in Dallas-Fort Worth surging to $919. "Annual increases above 4% are rare in this market," said Greg Willett, an MPF Research vice president. "Because we're such a construction hot spot, the flow of new product moving through initial lease-up normally holds rent growth below...
  • The Tide, The Virginian Pilot and Stuck On Stupid

    06/11/2015 3:49:59 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 2 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 6/10/2015 | The Virginian
    The Virginian Pilot (slogan: “Dear reader, we hate your f***ing guts”) helped sell Norfolk on the “Tide.” The Tide (slogan: “if we have not run into you yet, give us time, we will.”) is a light rail system that just captured the title of “by far the biggest loser per passenger in the country.” Determined not to let go of its record of supporting every money losing public project it can find, the Virginian Pilot (favorite prediction: Norfolk will be under water by next Tuesday because of Global Warming) is doubling down on stupid. Admitting that the Tide has captured...
  • Anonymous Baltimore Cops to CNN: Public Asked for ‘Softer’ Police Force, They Got It

    06/10/2015 2:52:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 10, 2015 | Evan McMurray
    Two Baltimore police officers spoke through voice-altering technology to CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Wednesday morning, telling her that cops are in a “reactionary mode” since the criticism of the department over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Violence has spiked in Baltimore since a supposed “police slowdown,” in which officers pull back from their duties when they feel a lack of city and community support. The officers said police are still responding to emergency requests, but have stopped initiating policing, instead retreating into a “reactionary mode.” “Even though you have reasonable suspicion…nine out of 10 times, that officer...
  • Please Vote in this poll

    06/10/2015 1:16:05 PM PDT · by scriblett · 8 replies
    Wasn't sure where to put this so here goes... Please vote conservative in this poll as it is being freeped big time by the liberals. It ends at 9:00 pm EST thanks http://northumberlandview.ca/discussion/index.php?topic=220.0
  • BOMBSHELL! Megyn Kelly EXPOSES how Marilyn Mosby ORDERED police crackdown before Gray death!

    06/10/2015 4:24:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 6/9/15 | soopermexican
    In an amazing development that could be a game-changer for the case against cops who were charged in the death of Freddie Gray, Megyn Kelly reported on the discovery that Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby actually ordered the crackdown from police that led to the controversial death.Watch the report below:(video at link)More from the Baltimore Sun: About three weeks before Freddie Gray was chased from a West Baltimore corner by three Baltimore police officers — the start of a fatal encounter — the office of prosecutor Marilyn Mosby asked police to target the intersection with “enhanced” drug enforcement efforts, court...
  • Ferguson, Baltimore ... now McKinney?

    06/09/2015 10:21:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 9, 2015
    McKinney, Texas, has joined Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore as cities known not for their business, tourism, climate or economy, but as communities torn apart by racial controversy. The Texas town has been targeted by protesters since a video of a white police officer confronting a mostly black crowd of teenagers went viral, leading to claims of police brutality. But some commentators say the drama in Texas is the latest case of racial agitators deliberately dividing Americans for their own personal gain. Colin Flaherty, the author of “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How...
  • Black Man Showing Support To McKinney TX Cops & All Law Enforcement!

    06/09/2015 7:42:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    MrMadness Sotomayor/Youtube ^ | Jun 9, 2015 | Tommy Sotomayer
    Black Man Showing Support To McKinney TX Cops & All Law Enforcement! Video only on link....
  • 10 State Troopers Injured During Summer Jam Riot (New Jersey)

    06/09/2015 3:45:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Patch ^ | June 9, 2015 | Daniel Hubbard
    State Police also arrested 61 people after they allegedly climbed fences and tried to push past security at the concert at MetLife Stadium.Dozens of people were arrested and nearly a dozen state police troopers were injured when people tried to climb fences and push their way past security at the Summer Jam concert at MetLife stadium Sunday, state police said. Concertgoers threw bottles and trash at police and security personnel; Troopers used shields and helmets to protect themselves, state police said. Police used pepper spray, noise generators, and tear gas was used to remove people from the area outside the...
  • Black McKinney resident pays for defending cops: Kids were ‘thugs..Not EVERYTHING is about RACE’

    06/09/2015 1:57:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 9, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    As Black Lives Matter protesters descended on McKinney, Texas, to make the town their latest cause célčbre, one black resident spoke out to squash the racial division rhetoric. And activists want him fired for it — even after another video surfaced showing the party crashers “aren’t so innocent” after all. Benet Embry, who hosts an Internet radio show on “Deep Ellum on Air,” appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” Monday night to double down on Facebook comments he made earlier in the day in the aftermath of a viral video showing a police officer slamming a bikini-clad black teenage girl to...
  • Plover company files for bankruptcy; may be sold (432 layoffs at Golden County Foods in Wisconsin)

    06/09/2015 1:45:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WAOW-TV ^ | June 1, 2015 | Robert Imrie
    PLOVER (WAOW) - A manufacturer of frozen snacks and appetizers told the state Monday that it was laying off 432 workers at its two Plover plants as part of a bankruptcy filing and proposed sale to another company. Golden County Foods said it had reached a preliminary agreement to sell the company to Monogram Appetizers, subject to the approval of the Bankruptcy Court. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 15 and notified the state Department of Workforce Development of possible massive layoffs in a four-page letter released Monday. Golden County Foods describes itself as world's largest supplier...
  • Facts Did Not Matter to McKinney Activists, Threatened to Bring ‘Farrakhan’ (Texas Pool Party)

    06/08/2015 11:52:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | June 8, 2015 | Merrill Hope
    Facts did not matter much when the race-activist community held a press conference outside of the McKinney Police Station earlier today. This was in response to the now infamous pool party that took place last weekend in the suburban Craig Ranch subdivision of a Dallas suburb. Tempers flared, feelings frayed, and one speaker was compelled to threaten the Texas city with bringing in the Nation of Islam’s volatile spiritual leader Louis Farrakhan as a solution. The general demand list was that the group wanted 10-year police veteran Eric Casebolt fired and criminally charged. Executive Director of Justice Seekers, Rev. Ronald...
  • The $30 hot dog guy is a capitalist hero

    06/07/2015 11:30:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    I’m shocked by one aspect of the story of the guy selling $30 hot dogs to tourists near the World Trade Center — shocked that he was fired. Who knew hot-dog men could be fired? As for that other detail — selling a hot dog for considerably “more than it’s worth,” so what? Apple makes a huge profit on every device it sells. Does anyone think Apple is guilty of “price gouging”? Moreover, a hot dog is guaranteed not to shatter when it falls on the sidewalk, and I’ve never had to reboot my sauerkraut. No hot dog has ever...
  • GA: Rockdale Sherrif Calls Open Carrier Hero

    06/07/2015 10:09:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carrier Todd Scott. In the attempted mass shooting at the Conyers Magnet Package store, customer Todd Scott was openly carrying his Smith & Wesson 4013STW.   When the active shooter opened fire, Todd took cover, evaluated the situation, and returned fire.  At that point the active shooter left the store, returned to his parents home, and shot and wounded them.  Rockdale Sheriff Eric Levett said that Todd Scott was a Hero.  From rockdalenews.com: There were three customers, who weren't injured in the incident, inside the liquor store. One customer, Todd Scott, returned fired from a handgun from the back...
  • ‘White Lives Matter': Philadelphia Residents Protest ‘Racial Attacks’ from Black Women

    06/06/2015 11:10:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 5, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Up to 200 South Philadelphia residents organized a large protest this week to take a stand against what they describe as “racial attacks” from four black women towards white residents. Residents claim that these four women have been “terrorizing” the neighborhood. Speakers said things like “white lives matter” and held up signs saying things like “We know who you are!” and “White women’s lives matter.” And they’re not just upset at these women, they’re outraged that the police haven’t taken any serious action against them. 911 calls were placed, but there were reportedly zero reports taken. Anonymous individuals told WPVI...
  • 'Polygamy, solution to Jamaica's family crisis' (Guess who is pushing for it?)

    06/06/2015 5:03:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Jamaica Gleaner ^ | June 4, 2015 | Corey Robinson
    Many of Jamaica's social problems, especially those concerning the family and paternity, can be alleviated if the country practised polygamy, a female member of the Islamic Council of Jamaica has said. "I don't understand why it is a situation where it is being looked upon as such a disadvantage, when to me, it has practical use. I think it can solve a lot of our problems," emphasised Rashidah Khan-Haqq while speaking at yesterday's Editors' Forum held at the Gleaner's headquarters on North Street in Kingston. According to Khan-Haqq, if Jamaican men were allowed to have more than one wife, the...
  • Texas State Guard conducts annual drill

    06/06/2015 2:54:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KLTV-TV ^ | June 5, 2015 | Jamey Boyum
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Van Zandt County has been inundated with the Texas State Guard conducting rescue operations, but it was only a drill. Officials say they are simulating search and rescue missions to prepare for hurricane season. They use Boy Scouts to play victims of a natural disaster. Somewhere in the woods of Van Zandt County, Boy Scouts playing tornado victims await aid. Back in Canton, the Texas State Guard has taken over the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Department briefing room. Lt. Colonel Wendell Sadler says all that military is under the county emergency operations coordinator's control...
  • City attractions struggle to regain footing in riot's aftermath (Baltimore)

    06/06/2015 1:04:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 5, 2015 | Jeff Barker
    In the disquieting period during and after the Baltimore riots, attendance at the Maryland Zoo plunged 59 percent. The zoo sent out a fundraising letter Friday depicting a single, lonely penguin: "We need you more than ever!". At the Maryland Science Center, "on our first weekend back in business, our attendance was probably off by 70 percent or more," said Chris Cropper, senior director of marketing. The yellow school buses that ordinarily idle outside the Walters Art Museum disappeared as field trips were canceled, contributing to a 7 percent drop in visitors last month compared to May 2014. Revenue at...
  • Good News: Baltimore Pastors Have A Plan To Stop All The Violence

    06/05/2015 9:57:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Pirate's Cove ^ | June 4, 2015 | William Teach
    There were two killed and at least other shootings in Baltimore on Tuesday. May was essentially a record breaker for Baltimore when it comes to murders. What to do? (Baltimore Sun) Pastors and other community organizers plan to walk some of Baltimore’s most violent blocks on weekend nights from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. this summer. Midnight basketball tournaments and a new community center for children named for Freddie Gray not far from Gilmor Homes, where he was arrested, are aimed at uniting the city. Gray, 25, died from an injury sustained in police custody prompting protests and rioting. On...
  • Eastern Iowa Is Now Part of Chicago

    06/05/2015 1:10:58 PM PDT · by PeterPrinciple · 6 replies
    Caffinated Thoughts ^ | June 5, 2015 | Deberoah Thornton
    The distance from Chicago to Dubuque, or Clinton, or Davenport is around 200 miles. It’s almost 250 from Burlington. This is a drive of four to five hours, even with no traffic. Yet recent and proposed actions by the federal government make Eastern Iowa part of the “greater-Chicago area.” The expanding federal nanny state has decided that our river towns, struggling to provide good jobs and decent housing for low-income people who already live here, should focus on recruiting low-income people from outside the state, instead of recruiting military veterans, active retirees, or young graduates, who can remain home, start...
  • Dr. Joy DeGruy Addresses Black Depression, Violence; and Healing?

    06/04/2015 6:36:53 AM PDT · by AveryJarhman · 1 replies
    Dr. Joy DeGruy Clearly Describes A Potentially Life-Scarring Mental Condition Experienced By Many Kids Who Are Victims of Child Abuse/Neglect.Hello. I try to calmly relate my experiences providing uniform and investigative police services for more than a decade to a Brooklyn, NY, Rap Hip Hop influenced community. Though I am told my writings are not always sensitive. I apologize if my frustrations seep into the my accounts of personally witnessing child abuse, as well as how abuse/neglect adversely impacts the lives of developing infants, toddlers, children, teens and their communities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNRnctOyS8w While doing online research into child abuse I came...
  • MS: Alleged Kidnappers of Handgun Competitor: 1 Dead, 1 Corrections Officer (picture)

    06/04/2015 4:49:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A couple of weeks ago, two armed criminals kidnapped a doctor at gun point.  They did not realize that their intended prey was also a combat handgun competitor who was loading guns and ammunition into his vehicle.  They forced him to take his vehicle to an ATM, where they extracted money.  Then they made a critical mistake.  They threatened his wife.  Accessing a handgun in the door of his vehicle, he shot and killed one of the suspects, Edwin Robinson.   Robinson is the larger man in the picture above.  The other suspect has been captured. He turned out...
  • Woman duct-taped while 5 men ransack medical marijuana grow house (Michigan)

    06/03/2015 5:32:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Ann Arbor News ^ | May 30, 2015 | John Counts
    A 27-year-old Ypsilanti Township woman was duct-taped and led into a back room while five young men ransacked her home early Thursday morning. The woman and her boyfriend, a 24-year-old man, were sitting in the living room at their home in the 500 block of Bagley in Ypsilanti Township when there was a knock at the door around 12:36 a.m., according to police. When the woman answered the door, five young men burst in the door and pushed her to the back of the house where they duct-taped the woman's wrists, Derrick Jackson of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office said....
  • NC: Journalist Discovers Concealed Carry

    06/03/2015 2:40:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In a USA today column, journalist John Boyle experimented with carrying a concealed weapon.   It expanded his horizons, as stepping outside of comfortable self-limits often does.  From usatoday.com: For my part, I don't see myself continuing to walk into Subway or go grocery shopping with a loaded .25-caliber pistol in my front pocket, or my .357 magnum on my hip. It just seems like it would lead to way more problems than it would solve. I'm glad to have the permit, should I ever feel the need to carry frequently, but for now, I think I'm going to stick...
  • N.C. Schools Employ Radical Lesbian Who Called Marriage ‘Slavery’ for Women

    06/02/2015 2:59:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 24, 2015 | Robert Stacy McCain
    <p>A pioneering lesbian activist who called heterosexuality “the ideology of male supremacy” and condemned marriage as “slavery” for women is now working as a math teacher in North Carolina.</p> <p>As a graduate student in 1969, Margaret Small helped begin what became the Women’s Studies program at the State University of New York’s Buffalo campus and in 1972 co-taught a course called “Lesbianism 101″ recognized as the first such class taught in the United States. Since 2009, Small has been employed as a K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Specialist for Buncombe County Schools in Asheville, N.C., according to her LinkedIn profile. However, in the 1970s, she was a member of a radical lesbian collective known as The Furies, co-founded by legendary feminist Charlotte Bunch. Small’s 1975 essay “Lesbians and the Class Position of Women” offered a Marxist interpretation of “lesbian consciousness” as part of a “revolutionary struggle” to end women’s “oppression” in the “relationship of slavery,” as she called marriage.</p>