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  • Nicolás Márquez: Che Guevara’s Own Words Shatter His Myth

    05/24/2016 11:38:31 AM PDT · by fella · 15 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 18 Aug 2014 | Belen Marty
    Marxist Marketing Gimmick Cannot Overturn Murderous, Racist Legacy Nicolás Márquez is a lawyer, journalist, political analyst, and native resident of the coastal city of Mar Del Plata, Argentina. Above all, Márquez is a writer. Perhaps inspired by the fresh sea air that permeates the city, Márquez wrote El Canalla (The Scoundrel): The True Story of Che, where he brings to the surface the man beneath the myth, the Argentinean behind the Latin American, and the murderer underneath the façade of a righteous man. Márquez speaks slowly and possesses the enviable vocabulary and oratory skills of man who has been immersed...
  • Former detective denies sexual assaults, admits catfight fetish

    05/24/2016 7:06:18 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 24 replies
    The State ^ | MAY 24, 2016 | AUDREY HUDSON
    Former Horry County (SC) Police Detective Troy Allen Large admits to encouraging at least three women to participate in sexual fetish videos referred to as catfighting, hosting a couple of fights of different women in his home and videotaping a fight with a woman who was a victim of domestic violence. He admitted the behavior during nearly five hours of a video deposition of Large taken under oath March 2 that was obtained by The Sun News. Large and the Horry County Police Department are being sued by two of the women identified only as Jane Doe 1 and Jane...
  • Hiker Nudges Black Rattlesnake from Letchworth State Park Road

    05/23/2016 10:45:49 PM PDT · by djf · 30 replies
    The Genesee Sun ^ | 5/23/2016 | Conrad Baker
    Short but interesting vid at the source! Since I grew up there, I am always listening/watching...
  • (VANITY) Muslims riot in Germany

    05/23/2016 11:24:09 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 42 replies
    RTL | 5-24-2016 | GC
    I am in currently in Germany, sipping on some morning OJ and watching the news on RTL. They just ran a brief segment reporting that 50 Muslim "refugees" rioted at a refugee center. (I think they said it was in Dresden) 6 were injured, including 2 children. That is all.
  • CHP Involved in Low-Speed Chase of Baby Geese on Interstate 80

    05/23/2016 6:39:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, May 23, 2016 | Dianne de Guzman
    At about 9 a.m. on Sunday, CHP officers were tasked with an unusual call: A flock of baby geese had wandered onto westbound Interstate 80 near the Ashby Avenue exit. In a Facebook post on the incident, CHP showed endearing footage of officers escorting the geese via vehicle along the freeway. When officers arrived on scene to find the geese, the animals were found in the left lanes of the freeway, said Officer Sean Wilkenfeld with CHP Oakland. "We ran a traffic break and we stopped the freeway so we can get them corralled to the right hand shoulder —...
  • Banker Plunges to His Death After Eating Magic Mushrooms

    05/23/2016 2:14:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2016 | 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, police sources said. 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, the sources said.
  • National Forest Service Plans to Let Blazes Burn Amid Predictions of Fiery Summer

    05/23/2016 1:12:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/23 | Noreen O'Donnell
    Change comes as state readies for a potentially dangerous fire season. "We’ve got to change course in the way we manage fire," professor saysIn the 40 years since fires sparked by lightning have been allowed to burn unabated in a section of Yosemite National Park, ecologist Scott Stephens has watched extensive conifer forests grow back as a patchwork of not just trees, but also meadows with wetland plants. Places in the Illilouette Creek Basin that were typically dry are now covered with four inches of water, said Stephens, a professor of fire science at the University of California at...
  • Police Rescue Hikers Cornered by Coyote

    05/23/2016 11:57:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 84 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/22/16
    Police rescued two people Sunday morning after a coyote cornered the pair as they were hiking in a Burlingame park with their dogs. At 9:07 a.m., officers responded to a report of a coyote threatening hikers and their dogs at Mills Canyon Park, located on Adeline Drive, according to police. The hikers were walking on trails inside the park when they stumbled on the coyote. At one point, the hikers became cornered by the coyote, which seemed to be interested in the dogs. Officers arrived at the scene and were able to scare off the coyote. The officers then safely...
  • Suspect in Massachusetts officer's slaying dies in shootout

    05/22/2016 5:59:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    AP ^ | May 22, 2016
    AUBURN, Mass. (AP) -- The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts police officer died after an exchange of gunfire Sunday as authorities closed in on him at a small town residence, police said. The man, identified as 35-year-old Jorge Zambrano, burst out of a closet and opened fire on the officers as they approached him inside an apartment in Oxford, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said at a news conference. Zambrano, who authorities said had a criminal history, was taken to a hospital, where he died.
  • Dog Tests Positive for Meth, Heroin

    05/22/2016 2:09:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | May 21, 2016 | Fox 5 San Diego
    Dog tests positive for meth, heroin TUSTIN, Calif. – A dog picked up during an arrest in Tustin, California has tested positive for methamphetamine and heroin, authorities said. Tustin Police Lt. Robert Wright tells CNN that the dog named Bubba was found in a hotel room after officers served an arrest warrant for Joshua West, 40, on March 22 in Orange County. West was on parole for drug violations, said Wright. Police reported illegal drugs were found in the room along with used needles. The dog was turned over to Orange County Animal Care (OCAC) and transported to its facility....
  • Sex crimes committed by WOMEN are on the rise

    05/22/2016 1:33:02 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    Daily Star UK ^ | 3/22/2016 | Katie Bowler
    Alarming figures uncovered in a Daily Star Sunday investigation reveal offences by females have rocketed in five years. Greater Manchester Police has seen a 270% rise. The figures from the Metropolitan Police have also more than doubled. The Met revealed that 235 sexual offences were committed by females in 2011 to 2012, soaring to 473 by 2015 to 2016. Greater Manchester Police saw the number of crimes rise from 45 to 174 over the same period. The statistics, released under the Freedom of Information Act, include all types of sex crimes – from indecent exposure to sexually abusing someone with...
  • Police: Man on the run after stabbing 3 people, lighting home on fire

    05/22/2016 12:18:56 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 8 replies
    The State ^ | 5/22/2016 | Glen Luke Flanigan
    COLUMBIA, SC Columbia police are searching for a man who they say stabbed three people at a home off of West Beltline Boulevard and then set the house on fire early Sunday morning. Herbert Davon Oree, 20, is wanted for three counts of attempted murder, 3rd degree arson, 1st degree burglary and possession of a knife during commission of a violent crime, according to the Columbia Police Department. Oree broke into a home on the 1700 block of Bailey Street shortly after 3 a.m., stabbed three people – two males and a female – and set fire to part of...
  • 'The most beautiful drive in America' opens May 27

    05/22/2016 7:39:56 AM PDT · by fella · 6 replies
    Billings Gazettte ^ | 22 May 2016 | Jaci Webb
    As the first motorists climb their way to the 10,947-foot summit of the Beartooth Highway when it opens at 8 a.m. on May 27, they likely won’t see free booze or a circus elephant. But for 40 years, Red Lodge boosters put on a party like no other on the west summit of the pass. They called it the Top of the World Bar. The free booze, donated by Red Lodge bars, was served from a bar carved into a snowbank. Over the years, the entertainment at the bar escalated with an elephant making an appearance in the mid-1980s, can-can...
  • Question For Anyone In Pennsylvania.Can We Already Call It For Donald Trump?

    05/21/2016 8:06:52 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 29 replies
    So Hillary Clinton wants to take away all our guns? Now how is that going to go over in Pennsylvania? If all looks well for "The Donald" in Pennsylvania, he will also likely take Ohio. God only knows how Hillary will campaign in Pennsylvania now that she has become anti-coal and anti- self defense !!!
  • Venezuela: Food and Medicine Shortages are a Government Policy

    05/21/2016 6:39:30 AM PDT · by fella · 16 replies
    panampost.com ^ | 20 May 2016 | Luis H. Ball
    President Maduro Deliberately Causes Shortages to Cow Venezuelan Citizens into Submission Even with the collapse of the price of oil, Venezuela’s total export revenue this year will yield a similar amount to Peru’s total exports. Peru and Venezuela have the same population, and the world knows there are no food lines in Peru and no one is dying for lack of medicines in that country. Unfortunately, most reporting by the international press on Venezuela’s current crisis, while mentioning the Chavista regime’s mismanagement and corruption, also places the blame on the economic crisis that befell the country after oil prices collapsed...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un at a nearly-completed Natural History Museum

    05/21/2016 5:59:15 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | May 21, 2016
  • 4 charged in Tuesday shooting of bystander

    05/21/2016 2:35:44 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    The State ^ | MAY 20, 2016 | RACHAEL MYERS LOWE
    RICHLAND COUNTY, SC Three men and a juvenile were charged Friday in connection with the Tuesday shooting death of a 33-year-old husband and father who was trying to break up a gang fight in front of his house, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said in a news release. Charged with murder were Benjamin Hampton, 22, Westley Bell, 17, and a 14-year-old juvenile. Jaylen Burton, 20, was charged with obstruction of justice. Two groups of men were arguing in front of Darrell Richardson’s home at 4112 Tavineer Drive on Tuesday night, Lott said. Richardson, fearing for his wife and children inside,...
  • San Francisco Woman's Honda Stolen Four Times Keeps Coming Back

    05/20/2016 8:51:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/20 | LiLi Tan
    The Bay Area has one of the nation’s highest rates of car thefts, according to the FBI.Her friends jokingly call it “Boomerang.” Maika Nicholson’s car has been stolen four times, but has also returned four times. “I always come out to make sure it’s there because often times it’s not,” Nicholson said, about her ’97 Honda Civic. “It’s been stolen in San Francisco three times and probably been broken into three or four times, I would say – I can’t even keep count anymore.” This week, her car came back for the fourth time. San Francisco Police found it less...
  • You Can Now Get LA’s Most Famous French Dip Delivered Right to Your Door

    05/20/2016 7:06:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Eater ^ | May 19, 2016 | Farley Elliott
    The restaurant world in Los Angeles is rapidly changing, and it seems that no matter how old the eatery there’s always something new to try. Case in point: Philippe The Original’s plan, as of today, to start offering delivery. The plan, says popular delivery app Caviar, is to bring Philippe’s in as a full-time partner, which means customers will be able to enjoy their own French dip sandwiches without leaving the office. The new delivery option kicks off today , with Philippe’s also turning out soups. sides, salads, and desserts to help complement the iconic sandwich. It’s just the latest...
  • Sheldon Adelson and Why I Am Endorsing Donald Trump

    05/20/2016 6:38:34 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 17, 2016 | Sheldon Adelson
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-sheldon-adelson-endorsement-20160517-story.html
  • Oklahoma judge delays decision on beheading suspect's plea request

    05/20/2016 5:20:36 PM PDT · by fella · 13 replies
    4029tv.com ^ | 20 may 2016
    <p>NORMAN, Okla. —An Oklahoma judge on Friday put off deciding whether to accept a man's request to plead guilty to first-degree murder in the beheading of a co-worker, as a death sentence would still be possible.</p> <p>Alton Nolen reiterated his desire to plead guilty and die by lethal injection after Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley asked a series of questions to assess whether he understood the charges against him stemming from the September 2014 attack at the Vaughn Foods plant in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore.</p>
  • What Does Maduro’s New State of Emergency Mean for Venezuela?

    05/20/2016 4:53:47 PM PDT · by fella · 11 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 17 May 2016 | Orlando Avendano
    Venezuelan President Grants Himself New List of Powers in Response to "Threats" Last Friday, May 13, the President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro signed a new decree establishing an economic emergency that extended the original decree made in January 2016, but which included something called a “state of exception” this time around. The state of exception is intended to allow the government to take “exceptional” measures to control the country’s crisis, as well as to protect the Venezuelan people from whatever the government may consider a threat. But it’s still not clear what Maduro is going to do with such tremendous...
  • Campers in Israel Capture Giant Camel Spider

    05/20/2016 4:43:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    UPI ^ | May 17, 2016
    A group of campers encountered and trapped a large camel spider at a campground in central Israel. Facebook user Nate Simantov shared a video of the camel spider which was trapped in a plastic container with a rock to weigh it down. "That time we caught a camel spider while camping," Simantov wrote. According to National Geographic, although camel spiders are classified as arachnids, they are actually solpugids and not spiders. While one camper remarked that the large arachnid was "gross," they do not possess any venom and are mostly harmless to humans.
  • 101-Year-Old Lady Checks Riding Camel Off Bucket List

    05/20/2016 3:13:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    For her upcoming 102nd birthday, Helen Estes had the idea to celebrate by riding a camel. Estes has already checked off a number of items from her bucket list like riding a motorcycle, hot air ballooning, and attending Mardis Gras. "When I was in junior high we were studying the Arabian Knights and I guess I must have been bug eyed or something, because I wanted to experience what they did," said Estes. When she told her community living place what she wanted to do for her 102nd birthday, Polo Park Estates did not hesitate to make it happen. It...
  • Deerfield Man Loses Big at Casino; Loses Bigger After Rendezvous With woman

    05/20/2016 2:51:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 20, 2016 | Tonya Alanez
    Double doozy: Deerfield man lost $25,000 gambling & had $30,000 cash stolen by woman he picked up at casino After a night of gambling and a rendezvous with a sexy young woman he took home from the casino, a Deerfield Beach welder suffered a $55,000 double-doozy loss, according to a sheriff's office incident report. Guy Paul, 52, was gambling in the High Limit Room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood when an orange-haired woman wearing a leopard-print dress caught his eye, the report said. She went by "Dana" and together they spent about 90 minutes drinking...
  • Man-Eating Nile Crocodiles Found in Florida

    05/20/2016 2:01:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | MORGAN WINSOR
    Florida can now add man-eating crocs to its growing list of invasive species. Researchers from the University of Florida have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and there may be more out there in the wild. University of Florida herpetologist Kenneth Krysko and his co-authors recently published a paper revealing that DNA testing from three crocs captured in 2009, 2011 and 2014 proves they are Nile crocodiles, a species native to sub-Saharan Africa and parts of the southern Mediterranean coast that can grow over 16 feet long and weigh more than 1,600 pounds. It’s also known to...
  • Texas Man Allegedly Fatally Shoots 3-Year-Old Stepson for Jumping on His Bed: Police

    05/20/2016 11:00:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    An 18-year-old Texas man is facing capital murder charges after police allege he fatally shot his 3-year-old stepson in the head when the child wouldn't stop jumping on his bed, PEOPLE confirms. ... Investigators claim in court records that Wayman pointed a gun at Castro while ordering him off the bed he'd been jumping on. But the boy didn't listen, according to police. ... Police were initially told that the child had accidentally shot himself. But court records indicate that several eyewitnesses to the shooting accused Wayman of purposely pointing the weapon at the child, and firing off on round.
  • Bisbee graduates 84 at historic Warren Ballpark

    05/20/2016 8:14:01 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Christine Steele
    BISBEE — Bisbee High School sent 84 seniors out in the world Thursday night with some sage advice from both students and teachers alike. It was lovely evening at Bisbee’s historic Warren Ballpark, where a full moon shone over Bisbee’s hills while students waited nervously for the ceremony to begin. The theme of the evening was perseverance, brotherhood and love. Bisbee High School principal Laura Miller gave her first commencement speech, while keynote speaker, former Bisbee High teacher and coach Walt Edge gave his 50th.
  • Killer Nile crocodiles in Florida? Experts say it's possible

    05/19/2016 7:09:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    AP ^ | May 19, 2016 | Terry Spencer
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Step aside, Burmese python — you may no longer be Florida's scariest invasive species. Researchers have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and they say it's possible more of the man-eating reptiles are still out there, although no one can say for sure. The big question now: How did they get to Florida? "They didn't swim from Africa," University of Florida herpetologist Kenneth Krysko said. "But we really don't know how they got into the wild."
  • First responders receive complaints of squirrel attacks in North Myrtle Beach

    05/19/2016 5:48:27 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 38 replies
    WIS TV ^ | May 18th 2016 | Brad Dickerson
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The Nuisance Wildlife Agency continued to search for a possible rabid squirrel that attacked some residents Tuesday afternoon in North Myrtle Beach. According to incident reports from the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety, law enforcement responded to a home on Causey Drive, where a woman said a squirrel attacked her while she was walking to her car. Responding officers indicated the woman showed them scratch marks on her right arm and upper back, the report stated. A little more than an hour later, officers were sent to a Watson Drive address. There,...
  • Aerial Video Shows Sharks Around Surfers Near Santa Cruz

    05/19/2016 2:30:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Jessica Mullins
    A recent video shows some chilling shark activity near Santa Cruz. Tour company Specialized Helicopters posted an aerial video to the company's Facebook page of sharks swimming near New Brighton State Beach in Capitola.
  • Protest Suggestion on Facebook: Take Kids Out of School 1 Day to Protest Hussein's Diktat

    05/19/2016 12:54:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    5/19/16 | sff
    I saw this suggestion by someone who is concerned, apparently, about kids...
  • VIDEO: Employees at SC McDonald's get into fight over pies

    05/19/2016 12:03:10 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 74 replies
    WIS TV ^ | May 19th 2016 | WBTV
    CHESTER COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - Two female employees got in a physical fight at a Chester County McDonald's Wednesday night. The ordeal was caught on camera. Just before 10 p.m., officers were called to the fight between a 25-year-old and 30-year-old employee at the McDonald's on J A Cochran Bypass in Chester. The two were reportedly arguing over pies when the 35-year-old-employee told the 25-year-old employee to leave the restaurant, saying she would cover her shift. When the 25-year-old refused to leave, the other employee called police. That's when the employee got in the 35-year-old employee's face and told her...
  • Man dies after assault during music festival at Discovery Park (1-Punch Knockout Kill)

    05/18/2016 5:28:27 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 56 replies
    KCRA 3 ^ | 5-17-2016 | David Bienick
    Sacramento police released a description Monday of a man who they believe was responsible in the death of another man during a music festival at Discovery Park. Witnesses told KCRA that the 31-year-old victim was "sucker punched" Sunday afternoon, and when he hit the ground, he immediately turned gray and blue. The coroner identified the victim Tuesday as Thomas Noble. He was a part-time package handler for UPS in Sacramento
  • 1968 Democratic Convention (riots) part 3

    05/18/2016 3:52:01 PM PDT · by GilGil · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/1/2011 | Mitch19872
    1968 democratic convention
  • Family Plea to Halt Execution in Singapore

    05/18/2016 2:48:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    SBS ^ | 18 MAY 2016
    Jumai Kho and her mother Lenduk Baling have made an appeal to Singapore's president to save their brother and son from execution this week. It is Jumai Kho's birthday on Friday. It is also the day her brother is set to be executed in Singapore. Jumai and her mother Lenduk Baling have travelled to Singapore from Miri in Malaysia to make a plea for mercy to President Tony Tan in a last bid attempt to save their brother and son, Jabing Kho. Their trip comes just days after they received a letter from Singapore's Prison Service saying Jabing was going...
  • Wife Burns Home After Hubby Marries Again

    05/18/2016 2:41:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    Husband sends SMS telling her he married A Saudi woman reacted violently by setting her own house on fire when she was told by her husband that he married again and travelled abroad for the honeymoon. The unnamed mother of six children, who has been married for nearly 10 years, suffered from a nervous breakdown when she received the SMS from her husband. “She set her house on fire to avenge her husband’s wedding…one of her children suffered from light injuries in the fire which was put out by the civil defence,” Sada newspaper said in a report from...
  • Shrewsbury (MA) voters ban plastic shopping bags

    05/18/2016 12:38:03 PM PDT · by pabianice · 40 replies
    Community Advocate ^ | 5/18/16 | Sherman
    Shrewsbury, MA – In an event that took many people by surprise, voters at the May 16 Annual Town Meeting (ATM) voted to ban the use of plastic shopping bags in town. The article, which has been submitted by citizen petition, had previously been rejected by both the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee (FINCOM). Missy Hollenback, representing Shrewsbury Recycling, first gave a detailed presentation, accompanied by color slides. She asserted that plastic shopping bags were a major recycling problem and that their long degradation life and habit of flying everywhere, even into tree tops, was a major problem....
  • Kidnapped Indian Salesian’s Release Imminent: German Paper

    05/18/2016 12:06:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Matters India ^ | May 17, 2016
    Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted by Islamic militants of Yemen on March 4, could be released soon, a Malayalam newspaper reported May 17. The Malayala Manorama based its story on an interview that Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia Bishop Paul Hinder gave to the “Bild-Zeitung,” (picture newspaper), a German tabloid. The vicariate covers Yemen also. The German tabloid quoted Bishop Hinder as saying that the Fr Uzhunnalil’s release was imminent. Suspected Islamic militants took the 57-year-old priest into custody after they raided a Missionaries of Charity aid center in Aden, a southern port city of Yemen. The terrorists...
  • Shopper Upset Man Allowed To Use Women’s Dressing Room In Ross

    05/18/2016 8:49:08 AM PDT · by Dalberg-Acton · 86 replies
    CBSDFW ^ | May 17, 2016 | Dan Haggerty
    A Forney woman says a Ross department store in Mesquite let a man into the women’s dressing room Monday. "I was in the dressing room, when we heard a man’s voice, said Lisa Stickles, who says she quickly told a manager. "She went inside the dressing room, came right back out and called me to the side and told me 'he was representing himself as a woman today", Stickles said.
  • Can someone change their "gender identity" on a regular basis to game the system?

    05/18/2016 8:42:37 AM PDT · by steadcom · 63 replies
    Vanity ^ | 05/18/2016 | Me
    What is the Adminstration/DOE's official stance on this situation (or one's that are similar). Steve, a 16 year old sophomore in high-school (who wants to game the system), says he identify's as a girl today and wants to use the girls dressing room and shower. The next day, he identify's as a boy and uses the boys. He jumps back and forth on a regular basis. Is this a "legal loophole" under the new K-12 ruling that the schools can do nothing about? Yes or no? Any links or clear documentation would be great.
  • School kids don’t have right to vegan food: Berlin court

    05/18/2016 7:09:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 May 2016 14:35 GMT+02:00
    Children whose parents want them to live a vegan lifestyle — or a stone-age or fruitarian one for that matter — will have to bring their own food to school, a Berlin court ruled on Wednesday. While it might seem that veganism has become the dominant form of nutrition in certain neighborhoods of Berlin — and no meat-based restaurant’s opening is likely to set off a police operation — Berlin judges still bracket the diet with fads such as fruitarianism and raw foodism. On Wednesday, Berlin’s administrative court stated that schools are not obliged to bow to the dietary diversity...
  • How I Know Trump Won BIG From Last Night's Interview

    05/18/2016 6:01:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    5/18/16 | sff
    Trump came across as a FANTASTIC CANDIDATE, LEADER, and MAN last night on the FOX Network. I haven't even seen the interview yet. But I am confident in my assertion. How do I know this? Because the local Miami Fox TV station, a station that regularly promotes Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, barely mentioned the interview! All of the local media in Miami search and cling and amplify any negative connotation they can put up on Donald Trump's candidacy. Today, there was nothing apparently that could be pointed to as a bad part of the interview. This Primetime interview with...
  • Babysitter brings kids along on bank robbery, cops say

    05/18/2016 5:51:33 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    The State ^ | 5-16-2016
    SEVERANCE, COLO. A Colorado woman is accused of taking two children she was babysitting to a bank robbery. The Weld County Sheriff’s Office says 28-year-old Rachel Einspahr went through the drive through of a bank in Severance with the two children on Friday. She allegedly sent a note through the vacuum tube saying that there was a man in her car who wanted money and was threating to her hurt her children.
  • West Columbia man stole $68 steak to pay child support, he told police

    05/18/2016 2:37:52 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    The State ^ | 5/17/2017 | Glen Luke Flanigan
    WEST COLUMBIA, SC A West Columbia man was arrested Monday after police say he stole a steak from Bi-Lo. The ribeye, weighing in at just over seven pounds, was worth $68. Joseph Anthony Davis, 52, tried to throw the steak under a vehicle when police confronted him, according to the incident report from the West Columbia Police Department. Davis told police he took the steak “because I was going to sell it to someone to make some money so I can pay my child support,” the report says. When officials ran a criminal history check, it showed that Davis had...
  • Coroner identifies victims killed while fleeing Metairie crash

    05/17/2016 4:04:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/17/16 | Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The Jefferson Parish coroner's office has identified the woman killed while fleeing a collision in Metairie Monday morning as Madison Comeaux, 24, of Metairie. Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich identified Comeaux's passenger as Jaclyn St. Romain, 38, of Slidell. The women were pronounced dead after the Ford Mustang Comeaux was driving crashed into a power pole in the 3600 block of South Interstate 10 Service Road. Traffic investigators determined she had been involved in a hit-and-run moments earlier on an I-10 exit ramp and was trying to get away when the wreck occurred, according to Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the...
  • Mercedes Brakes Stop Working at 190 Kph... But Bow Was It Stopped?

    05/17/2016 11:18:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, 17 May 2016
    Saudi Police cars stop the vehicle safely An Arab man driving a Mercedes at 190 kph (120 mph) in Saudi Arabia got a shock when he could no longer control the brakes because of a malfunction. The man was on a motorway between the Western towns of Makkah and Medina when the brakes of his 1991 model Mercedes stopped working. “He called the police, who sent many vehicles to escort his car along the motorway. Eventually they managed to stop the Mercedes by letting it bang into a police car from behind,” Sada daily said.
  • Paramedic stole James Gandolfini’s Rolex as he lay dying

    05/17/2016 9:58:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    A paramedic has been accused of swiping James Gandolfini‘s $3,000 Rolex as he laid dying from a massive heart attack. Claudio Bevilacqua, 43, allegedly stole the Submariner watch from “The Sopranos” star after he collapsed in the Boscolo Luxury Hotel Exedra in Rome during a family trip in June 2013, according to NBC News. He was rushing Gandolfini to the hospital that night when the timepiece disappeared, though it is unclear if it vanished from his hotel room or while the actor was wearing it
  • People Sell Stolen Cars Through “Car Cloning”: Detectives

    05/16/2016 11:23:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 4/16 | Candice Nguyen
    People are stealing cars in San Diego and disguising their stolen statuses to sell them to unsuspecting customersPeople are stealing cars in San Diego and disguising their stolen statuses to sell them to unsuspecting customers, according to local auto theft detectives. They said it is an illegal operation called “vin cloning” or “car cloning” that cheats victims out of tens of thousands of dollars. People “make the stolen vehicle look legitimate in every aspect,” Officer John Nelson with the California Highway Patrol said. “The paperwork and the vehicle identification (VIN) plate and everything. It’s very difficult for regular patrol officers...
  • Penelope Soto, Woman Who Flipped Off Judge, Apologizes

    05/16/2016 11:14:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Juan Ortega and Lisa Orkin Emmanuel
    The arrest affidavit said Penelope Soto spontaneously told authorities she was on Xanax bars before her arrest What began as a young South Florida woman’s defiant profanity and waving of the middle finger to a judge earlier this week turned into an etiquette lesson Friday — when the tearful woman publicly apologized for her behavior. Penelope Soto’s flipping the bird at Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat on Monday had landed her a 30-day jail sentence for contempt of court, and it drew national headlines as a video of it went viral online. But Friday, 18-year-old Soto was solemn as...