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  • The Duggars say the petition to cancel their TLC show has only made them stronger

    12/17/2014 7:38:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 17 | Abby Ohlheiser
    A petition urging TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting” over the political views of the Duggar family “won’t succeed,” according to family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar. In fact, he said recently, all of the attention around the effort is working in the family’s favor, giving the Duggars even more exposure. The petition, which currently has more than 180,000 signatures, began as a response to the family’s recent comments against LGBT rights. It gained traction quickly and drew a lot of attention to some of the family’s recent activism. But Jim Bob Duggar probably has good reason not to be...
  • Mother accused of burning her 2-year-old with scalding water, industrial strength bleach

    12/17/2014 4:39:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    FOX4 ^ | December 16, 2014, | Shannon O'Brien and Michelle Pekarsky,
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A 25-year-old woman and her 51-year-old mother face charges of child abuse and neglect after police say the younger woman poured extremely hot water on her daughter, not yet three years old. Doctors at Children’s Mercy have been treating the child, born January 20, 2012, for second-degree burns on 12 percent of her body, including her face and back. The girl was brought to the hospital on Saturday,December 13 at about 9:30 p.m., over 24 hours after the abuse occurred. A child services investigator says the victim twice told her “Mommy is mean,” and stated that the...
  • 911 call after newborn found in Kearns trash: ‘There’s a baby in our garbage can’

    12/17/2014 10:54:36 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    FOX13 ^ | December 16, 2014, | Ashton Edwards,
    KEARNS, Utah – Authorities have released the 911 call a Kearns neighbor made after finding a newborn in her garbage can. The caller shouted to the 911 dispatcher, “There’s a baby in our garbage can!” She told the operator the baby appeared to be a newborn with umbilical cord still attached and was breathing.
  • VIDEO: VICTORIA POLICE OFFICER CAUGHT TASERING ELDERLY MAN

    12/17/2014 7:05:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 54 replies
    abc13.com ^ | 12-16-2014 | abc13.com
    VICTORIA, TX -- A Victoria police officer has been placed on administrative duty after his dashboard camera caught him Tasering an elderly man. In the video obtained by the Victoria Advocate, Officer Nathanial Robinson is seen arresting 76-year-old Pete Vasquez, when he suddenly throws Vasquez onto the hood of the car, pulls him to the ground and Tasers him. Vasquez said the cop acted more like a pit bull than a police officer. "I turn around and he pulled that Taser and he shot me with it, and you know it looked like he's enjoying that," Vasquez said.
  • A Father’s Activism Changed the Law: Cops in WI No Longer Allowed to Investigate Themselves

    12/16/2014 7:21:48 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    thedailysheeple ^ | December 15th, 2014 | lily dale
    Long before the Ferguson situation occurred, another young man named Michael B. was shot and killed by a police officer. Here's his story. Ten years ago, 21-year-old Michael Bell, Jr., pulled up to the house where he lived with his mom and sister in Kenosha, Wis., about an hour south of Milwaukee. A police officer who, according to a police report, chose to follow Bell after observing his driving, arrived shortly after. A subsequent toxicology report showed that Bell had been drinking that night. Dash cam footage from inside the squad car shows Bell exiting the vehicle he was driving,...
  • Carrollton shooting gives family 3rd murder victim in 9 months - 'God can't put no more on us'

    12/16/2014 2:44:21 PM PST · by BBell · 22 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/14/14 | Ken Daley
    A man was killed and his adult stepson wounded Sunday, after gunmen opened fire on the front porch of a Carrollton home with children playing only a few feet away. Family members identified the dead man as 35-year-old Michael "Puff" Meyers, who lived at the house in the 8400 block of Hickory Street with his mother and six of his seven preteen children. New Orleans police said he was shot once in the back around 1 p.m., collapsed outside his front door, and died a short time later at Interim LSU Hospital. Grieving relatives said he was the third member...
  • Fabiola Santiago: As tolls rise, Florida shorts Miami

    12/16/2014 7:44:24 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Florida News ^ | December 14, 2014 | Fabiola Santiago
    While Miami-Dade residents were strike recently with new, rare fee hikes on vital east-west arteries, Gov. Rick Scott was rewarding his farming regressive supporters with $9 million to build and urge their toll-free roads. So while down south we compensate a way, a folks adult north who minister reduction to state revenues get a giveaway ride. Poor timing? Irony? A giggle to go with a slap to a pockets of Miami-Dade’s toll-payers? The governor’s proclamation from Tallahassee was all those things — and came by approach of press releases finished with difference of regard from a prolonged register of who’s...
  • 4 arrested in brawl at Big Bear Brewing Company

    12/15/2014 9:38:33 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Local10.com ^ | December 15, 2014 | Michael Seiden
    CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - An employee who works at a popular brewery in Coral Springs was seriously injured Sunday after he tried breaking up a fight between patrons and a waiter, police said. Coral Springs police were called to Big Bear Brewing Company, 1800 N. University Drive, after receiving multiple 911 calls from employees who feared for their lives. Police arrested Claude Galland, 29, and Michael Laguerre, 29, on complaints of aggravated battery and disorderly conduct after witnesses alleged the men assaulted a restaurant employee.
  • Michelle Duggar wins: Arkansas town repeals ‘transgender’ law

    12/15/2014 3:40:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 15, 2014 | Kirsten Andersen
    Men and women who want to use the opposite sex’s bathrooms and changing facilities will no longer be able to do so in Fayetteville, Arkansas, after voters overturned a controversial ordinance – with a little help from the Duggar family of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting. Ordinance 119, passed by the city council in August, barred the city, employers, property owners, and business owners from discriminating based on a range of categories, controversially including “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression.” The section of the law that sparked the repeal movement was the section making it a crime to “deny,...
  • Hacktivist Group ‘Anonymous’ Takes On Jessica Chambers Burning Case

    The Hacktivist group known as Anonymous has recently come out in support of the Jessica Chambers murder case. The young girl was found burned alive near her vehicle in rural Mississippi. Anonymous claims that the police were ill-prepared to handle such a high-profile case; therefore, the group decided to take the case into their own hands. After hacking into several social media accounts of local known gang members, the group was able to uncover some startling new evidence. The Anonymous Jessica Chambers campaign is being sourced to Twitter via the user @0Hour1, which is labeled as OperationJessicaC. The first tweet...
  • St. Louis Police Officer to be Disciplinedfor Wearing ´Darren Wilson´ Nametag

    12/15/2014 11:24:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/15/14 | Sarah Fisher
    A St. Louis police officer will face disciplinary action for wearing a nametag that read "Darren Wilson" while he was on the job. Wilson is at the center of the controversial shooting death of Michael Brown back in August. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he "couldn´t be more disappointed" and that he thinks the officer will get "some days off for his actions." The officer´s name has not been released. He wore the nametag in a show of solidarity with Wilson last Friday at City Hall where he was
  • Adjunct CUNY Professor Responsible ForAttack On Cops During Sat. Demonstration

    12/15/2014 11:27:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/15/14 | Jeff Dunetz
    During Saturday´s protests about the lack of indictments in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, CUNY adjunct professor and creator of erotic poetry Eric Linsker picked up a trashcan and tried to throw it at police officers. Two police lieutenants were attacked by the crowd when the officers tried to arrest Linsker. Newsday described the incident: They were on the roadway of the [Brooklyn] bridge about 8 p.m. when they heard reports of "debris being thrown on the walkway" at police officers who were walking alongside demonstrators involved in Saturday´s New York City rally against police shootings of...
  • Moment burglarized family 'captured intruders at gunpoint after passing them in the street

    12/15/2014 11:31:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2014 | Mia de Graff
    The victims of a burglary captured their alleged intruders after spotting them in the street - on the way back from another break-in. The Wyatt family's surveillance system filmed the moment a woman and two men took two TVs and numerous Christmas presents from their home in Warrior, Alabama, last Friday. Just two days later, Chris Wyatt spotted the suspects' Ford Ranger pickup truck driving down a road and swerved to block them into a corner.
  • Dave Workman: Second Amendment Supporters Crowd Olympia, Puyallup

    12/15/2014 9:39:14 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 12/15/2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Depending upon whose estimate one accepts, anywhere from 1,000 to perhaps 1,800 Second Amendment activists turned out for a midday rally opposing Initiative 594 in Olympia Saturday, while the Washington Arms Collectors’ monthly gun show at the Puyallup Fairgrounds drew a couple of thousand more looking for pre-Christmas deals, and answers to questions about the state's new, and confusing, gun law.
  • Chris Christie sparks social media firestorm for sitting with Cowboys owner.....

    12/15/2014 7:30:29 AM PST · by southern rock · 24 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 12/15/2014 | Kevin Manahan
    Chris Christie sparks social media firestorm for sitting with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during Eagles' loss(full title)New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Dallas Cowboys fan, sat with team owner Jerry Jones during the Dallas Cowboys' 38-27 victory over the Eagles on Sunday night — and the political lightning rod sparked a Twitter blaze.
  • York(SC) man accused of baseball bat attack over call to his mother

    12/15/2014 5:15:52 AM PST · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    The State ^ | December 14, 2014 | BRISTOW MARCHANT
    YORK — A York man was reportedly beaten with an aluminum baseball bat by his girlfriend's son after he told the woman he hadn't washed his hands after going to the bathroom. The 48-year-old man told police he came home to Pinckney Street around 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and found his girlfriend's 32-year-old son, who also lives at the address, urinating on the side of the house. The older man said nothing until the younger man entered the house and put his unwashed hands into a bowl of turkey salad. At that point, the victim said he became angry...
  • Lost sheep wearing Christmas sweater claimed by Omaha owner

    12/14/2014 12:18:44 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 25 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Kate Stanton
    OMAHA, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Nebraska Humane Society has located the owner of the mysterious sheep found "wandering the streets of Omaha" wearing a Christmas sweater. -snip-Owner Margaret Vazquez reunited with her woolly friend, a ram named Gage, on Tuesday night, after he had already made international headlines for his holiday spirit. "I was so happy that we got him," Vazquez, who said her friend had spotted him online, told the Omaha World-Herald. "I was worried that someone would eat him or something bad would happen."
  • Pro-choice reporter responds to display of aborted babies

    12/13/2014 9:55:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Dec 12, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Monica Migliorino Miller and several other pro-lifers set up a display of aborted babies outside the abortion clinic where they were found. Miller and the others had retrieved the aborted babies from the clinic’s trash. Pro-Choice columnist Linda Gorov of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote about the display: All the antiabortion pickets in the world cannot convey the loss you feel when you look at a 10 week old fetus in the bright sun light. You can be for abortion or against abortion. It doesn’t matter. You look and you look away and you feel lousy for a long time afterward....
  • Boy, 17, Charged With Attempted Armed Robbery With Airsoft Pistol

    12/13/2014 12:45:29 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 13, 2014 11:56 AM
    The suspect is accused of confronting a cashier at a Unocal service station located in the 12000 block of Seal Beach Boulevard shortly before noon Friday.
  • Finders, Keepers, what do you think, Freepers? Glock 45 cal.

    12/13/2014 8:16:20 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 70 replies
    Vanity | self
    This morning my Daughter and her friend were jogging on the bridge today. They came across a 45 caliber Glock in the grass by the sidewalk. It appeared someone tried to toss the gun from a moving car into the marsh, but missed. She saw a policeman writing a traffic ticket and told him what she saw. He asked her to wait while he finished his business. Then he came and interviewed the girls and called the investigators to treat the gun as a crime scene.
  • South Dakota pulls driving campaign over innuendo

    12/12/2014 8:29:21 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 55 replies
    PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota officials have canceled a public safety campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of jerking the steering wheel on icy roads, saying it's too risque. The Department of Public Safety has pulled the "Don't Jerk and Drive" ads, which played on the double-meaning of the word "jerk."
  • “It was like torture,” Patient describes procedure with abortion doctor accused of fraud

    12/12/2014 12:51:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    KFOR.com ^ | December 11, 2014, | Abby Broyles,
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Formal charges are pending against a high-profile abortion doctor in the metro. Now, one of his former patients breaks her silence over what she calls ‘the worst experience of her life.’ Dr. Patel was arrested earlier this week for fraud. Investigators say he lied to women in order to charge them more for abortions that were, at times, unnecessary. Unlike the undercover agents Patel falsely identified as pregnant, this woman was pregnant when she went to his office. She also has a heart condition that was making it a very difficult pregnancy. She claims Dr. Patel lied...
  • CALIFORNIA STORMAGEDDON!!!!!

    12/11/2014 12:12:47 PM PST · by Califreak · 67 replies
    Local News ^ | 12/12/14 | califreak
    So how are we all faring here in the face of this deadly NorCal storm? Since my house didn't blow away and I still have power I'm doing a cookathon laundry extravaganza!
  • Deputies: Osteen woman stalking mother made over 500 calls (FL)

    12/11/2014 12:04:24 PM PST · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    news-journalonline.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | Patricio G. Balona
    An Osteen woman who Volusia deputies said used to abuse her mother violated an injunction against her by making more than 500 telephone calls to her deputies said. That is not counting at least 12 times that Kimberly Skinner, 23, tried to visit her mother, investigators said. On Sunday alone, Skinner called her mother 22 times, deputies said. Skinner, charged with aggravated stalking and violating an injunction for protection against domestic violence, was being held without bail Monday at the Volusia County Branch Jail. According to the mother, Shirley Sharon, 60, since the injunction was served Jan. 22, “her daughter...
  • Missouri executes convicted killer Paul Goodwin

    12/10/2014 9:42:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Fox2Now ^ | December 10, 2014 | Harold Geiger,
    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) A Missouri inmate has been executed for beating a 63-year-old woman to death with a hammer in 1998. Paul Goodwin was put to death early Wednesday, the 10th man executed in Missouri in 2014. That breaks the state’s previous high of nine executions in 1999 and matches Texas for the most in the U.S. this year. Goodwin sexually assaulted Joan Crotts in St. Louis County, pushed her down a flight of stairs and beat her in the head with a hammer. Goodwin was a former neighbor who felt Crotts played a role in getting him kicked...
  • Abortionist Who Failed to Report Rape of 13-Year-Old Can Avoid Jail if He Does This

    12/10/2014 6:45:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/10/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Ulrich Klopfer who faces charges that he delayed reporting an abortion on a 13-year-old girl in South Bend, Indiana, may be able to avoid jail time if he does this one little thing. Indiana law requires reports on abortions done on unborn babies of girls younger than 14 to be submitted within three days. Further endangering a teen who had already been victimized by statutory rape, Klopfer submitted the report six months after the abortion, according to state records. Klopfer potentially faces a fine of $1,000 and 180 days in jail if convicted of the Class B misdemeanor. But the...
  • Abortionist Arrested After Raping His Patients Out of Jail on $2,000 Bail

    12/10/2014 5:54:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/10/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Oklahoma abortionist Nareshkumar Gandalal “Naresh” Patel, who once faced charges of raping and sodomizing his abortion patients, is now out of jail on bond after his arrest yesterday. Now, Patel has posted a $2,000 bond and has been released from jail. His Outpatient Services for Women abortion facility remains closed for now. At the time of Patel’s arrest, police also executed search warrants on his home and abortion facility. Police raided the Outpatient Services for Women abortion center in Oklahoma City and arrested Patel. The arrest came after a Operation Rescue filed a five-count complaint against him with the State...
  • Convicted sex offender wins $3M Scratch-Off prize

    12/10/2014 2:23:57 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 10, 2014 | Fox News
    A convicted sexual offender is now a multimillionaire after claiming a $3 million Scratch-Off prize in Florida, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Records indicate that Timothy Poole, 43, was arrested 12 times on charges ranging from sexual battery of a victim under 12 to grand theft, the Sentinel said. In 1991, he was arrested for stealing almost $20,000 in food stamps from an Ocala Insurance company, where he worked as a guard. According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Poole served three months in prison in 1996 and did a second stint from 2003 to 2006. There are no laws...
  • OH abortionist sued, skips town, practices in MI

    12/10/2014 2:17:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    one news now ^ | December 10, 2014 | Charlie Butts
    A lawsuit against a former Ohio abortionist could reveal violations of the state abortion clinic law, so he set up shop in Michigan while the suit moves forward. A West Virginia woman traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, to a clinic owned by Martin Ruddock for a second trimester abortion which didn’t turn out the way she expected. Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue says that the woman later filed suit for a number of reasons. “The patient had undergone part of the abortion — he had actually started it,” Sullenger explained. “She found it too painful and frightening.” The terrified woman then...
  • Dead Donkeys Dumped Along New Jersey Road

    12/10/2014 1:21:46 PM PST · by kimtom · 28 replies
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | December 10, 2014 | Staff Writer
    Authorities are trying to determine who dumped two dead donkeys off a road in Jackson Township. The remains were found last week near East Veterans Highway and Bennetts Mills Road..........
  • Knife-Wielding Man Sought At Cal State Long Beach

    12/10/2014 1:22:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 10, 2014 12:07 PM
    Authorities are searching for a knife-wielding man who accosted a female student in a parking structure on the campus of California State University Long Beach. The woman was attacked about 2:20 p.m. Monday inside Parking Structure 1 at the north end of the campus near the Pyramid, according to campus police
  • School President: 5 William Paterson University Students Charged In Sex Assault

    WAYNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Five students at New Jersey’s William Paterson University face charges stemming from the alleged sexual assault of a female student in a dorm. University President Kathleen Waldron told students and faculty in a statement that the alleged attack occurred Tuesday on the Wayne campus and the men have been barred from the school.
  • Santa Clara Police Attack Fan At Pac-12 Championship Game

    Here is a good example of how to not to police people, as seen at Friday's Pac-12 championship game. According to the video uploader, this confrontation started when the man in white walked down the wrong pathway. The situation then quickly escalated, for no clear reason. A lieutenant from the Santa Clara Police Department confirmed through email that the officers involved worked for the department.
  • Plane Diverted To LAX After Woman Gives Birth In Flight

    12/09/2014 11:52:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    cbs ^ | December 9, 2014 11:08 AM
    Flight 623, bound for Phoenix, had just taken off from San Francisco when an unidentified woman went into labor.
  • Abortionist Arrested: Accused of Raping His Patients, Dumping Aborted Babies Bodies

    12/09/2014 9:40:27 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | | 12/9/14 | Cheryl Sullenger, Steven Ertelt
    Oklahoma abortionist Nareshkumar Gandalal “Naresh” Patel, who once faced charges of raping and sodomizing his abortion patients,has been arrested. The arrest came after a Operation Rescue filed a five-count complaint against him with the State Attorney General’s office, the Oklahoma Health Department, and the Oklahoma Medical Board. The complaints were based on documents and medical waste that had been discarded in a publicly-accessible trash receptacle near Patel’s Outpatient Services for Women abortion clinic in Oklahoma City. The material was received by Operation Rescue from an anonymous source on March 18, 2013. As one Oklahoma-based news source indicates, “Patel, 62, is...
  • Does a Wreath Mean Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

    12/09/2014 7:05:28 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Megan Turchi
    A Boston woman is asking the city of Boston to include a menorah next to the wreaths at the Boston Public Library. According to WHDH, Esther Weissman considers a wreath to be a symbol of Christmas. “The wreaths are a seasonal display; they are secular symbols and do not represent any religion,” the Boston Public Library said in a statement to CBS Boston. Weissman thinks otherwise. “If this is a city of inclusion and diversity and fairness for everybody, then it seems like an easy thing to do,” Weissman told WHDH.
  • Clover (SC) teens accused of detonating cannon at First UMC

    12/09/2014 5:11:58 AM PST · by Gamecock · 62 replies
    heraldonline.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | Rachel Southmayd
    CLOVER — Two teenagers were arrested in Clover on Monday after police say the pair confessed to detonating a homemade cannon overnight. Brandon Campbell, 18, and Justin Ghorley, 19, set off the cannon on the lawn of First United Methodist Church on Elizabeth Avenue around 3:30 a.m. on Monday, prompting several neighbors to call the police, said Lt. Tanner Davis with the Clover Police Department. When officers arrived, they found debris and damage to the lawn “that appeared to have come from an explosion,” Davis said. The investigation continued through the morning, and statements from neighbors led officers to a...
  • Qatar royal family to build $300m mega palace in London

    12/09/2014 12:12:35 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Arabian Business ^ | December 9, 2014 | Staff
    Qatari royals have submitted plans to build a $300m mega-palace for themselves in London’s Regents Park, the Daily Mail reported. According to the paper, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned bought three homes in Regents Park last year for $190m. Plans have now being put forward which will see the homes being converted into one huge mansion. The Daily Mail said the new home would be a “33,000 sq ft mansion, boasting a spa, heated swimming pool, beauty salon, butler and nanny quarters, a children’s floor, games rooms, powder rooms, massage areas, two lifts and a gymnasium.” Her family currently...
  • NYC Passes Bill To Allow Transgender People To Change Sex On Birth Certificate Without Surgery

    12/08/2014 5:00:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    International Business Times ^ | December 08 2014 | Barbara Herman
    The New York City Council Monday approved a measure that eliminates the surgery requirement for transgender people seeking to change the sex designation on their birth certificates. The ordinance was proposed in October by City Council Member Corey Johnson, a Democrat. The policy will require a licensed health care provider to state under oath that "based on contemporary expert standards," according to the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) press release, "an individual’s true sex is not accurately recorded on their current birth certificate." Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign the measure into law, and the Board...
  • Missouri Bar Draws Criticism for Michael Brown Tequila Shot Special

    Mug Shots Pub, a St. Joseph bar that touts itself as a spot “where sarcasm is always free,” has faced public scrutiny after offering a Michael Brown shot special over the weekend. The “Michael Brown special” – six shots of Jose Cinge for $10 – faced criticism on both social media and from protesters after the Mug Shots bar offered the deal Friday, WDAF-TV reports. At least one of the bar owners apologized for the deal after a photo of the special’s ad surfaced on social media outlets. “It’s not meant to cause any harm,” he told WDAF on Saturday....
  • Exclusive interview with Laura Silverman: The ‘comeback’ kid

    12/08/2014 8:59:27 AM PST · by zoharm · 5 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/8/14 | Jpost
    Comedian Sarah Silverman and Rabbi Susan Silverman cast long shadows, but their sister Laura Silverman possesses the golden touch in the HBO hit ‘The Comeback.’
  • Man Swings Bag of Beer Cans at Teen Robbers, Say Police

    12/07/2014 10:30:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 7, 2014 | Justine Hofherr
    When a group of seven or eight teenagers tried to rob a man outside a KFC in Dorchester Friday night, the victim used what he had available for protection: beer. According to Boston Police, the victim said he was at 481 Washington Street around 10:20 p.m., when two men from a larger group approached him and demanded his phone and wallet. He told police that one of the teens pointed a knife at him.
  • Dr. Greg Stanton of Genocide Watch Warns of Crime in South Africa

    12/07/2014 7:29:08 PM PST · by Ironfocus · 9 replies
    Genocide Watch ^ | Dr. Greg Stanton
    Dr. Greg Stanton of Genocide Watch Warns of Crime in South Africa At a press conference at the Transvaal Agricultural Union today, Dr. Gregory Stanton, Founding President of Genocide Watch, warned that early warnings of genocide are still deep in South African society, though genocide has not begun. Dr. Stanton was deeply involved in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, worked against Apartheid with the United Democratic Front in 1989 – 1990 as a Fulbright Professor of Law at the University of Swaziland, and was the author of the UN Resolutions that created the International Criminal Tribunal for...
  • Graffiti ‘tagger’ critical after being hit by Miami police car

    12/07/2014 3:28:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | December 6, 2014 | Charles Rabin -
    Delbert Rodriguez Gutierrez, a street artist who goes by the name “Demz,” was in critical condition with a severe brain injury after being struck by an unmarked Miami police car during a chase in Wynwood early Friday. Rodriguez, 21, was spotted by police gang unit members as he was “tagging” a privately owned building near Northwest Fifth Avenue and 24th Street about 2 a.m., police said. When officers began chasing him, Rodriguez fled. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article4296547.html#storylink=cpy
  • Local woman accused of attacking husband with hammer, Molotov cocktail

    12/07/2014 11:27:56 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 22 replies
    Waco Trib ^ | 12-5-14 | Stephanie Butts
    Waco, Texas Waco police arrested a local woman for attempted arson and aggravated assault after she allegedly tried to set her estranged husband on fire Wednesday. Angela Alexandor, 33, went over to her husband’s home in the 900 block of East Church Street about 7:50 p.m. where she tried to light a Molotov cocktail and throw it at the house, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
  • Utah man charged for sunbathing nude in his yard

    12/07/2014 12:03:27 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 37 replies
    SALT LAKE CITY — A judge is issuing an arrest warrant for a 77-year-old Utah man who police say was sunbathing nude in his backyard next to a church parking lot.
  • Britain is in danger of becoming a police state because of threat of home-grown extremists, warns…

    12/06/2014 7:12:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 14:09 EST, 6 December 2014 | Jenny Awford
    Britain could be pushed towards a “police state” in which officers are turned into Orwellian “thought police” in the battle against extremism, one of the country’s top cops has warned.Sir Peter Fahy, the chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, said police should not be left to decide what is acceptable free speech as the threat of severe terrorist attack intensifies.Instead politicians, academics and others in civil society should have to decide when radical Islam veers into extremism and when anti-gay or anti-women’s rights sentiments cross the line.The vice-chair of the police’s terrorism committee warned that unless this happened, it would...
  • Or1on EFT-1 Launch

    12/06/2014 3:42:36 PM PST · by impactplayer · 12 replies
    Self
    I got to witness the launch of Or1on EFT-1 (I know, it was a couple of days ago, but when you get up 2 days in a row at approx. 2 AM . . . ). We watched it from Space View Park. We met several folks who had paid to see it from "inside" the Cape, but they said this was a better view (and it was free, had restrooms, and was easy to exit after the launch). First, I want to congratulate Lockheed Martin. They built every manned launch except the Space Shuttle, and it's good to have...
  • Homeless Man Steals Ambulance, Says He Was Headed to Topless Bar

    12/06/2014 3:10:16 PM PST · by Patriot777 · 34 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | Dec-5-2014 | unknown
    December 2nd, 2014, 6:44 AM A 51-year-old homeless man stole an unattended ambulance from a Pontiac hospital and told police he was headed to a topless bar, the Oakland Press reports. The keys were in the ignition. The man, who has mental health issues, is expected to be arraigned Tuesday on car theft charges, the paper reported. Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7dd_1417820886#IigS0m5ioYoiGcE7.99
  • Next up: Illinois municipal bankruptcy?

    12/06/2014 3:11:43 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12-6-'14 | Andrew Schroedter and Patrick Rehkamp
    At its recent annual conference the Illinois Municipal League, a century old adviser and advocate for local government, took the unprecedented step of sponsoring an in-depth session on a volatile topic: hometown bankruptcies. The Sept. 18 session, entitled “Finance: Lessons from Detroit and Pension Cases,” couldn’t have been timelier. Many of Illinois’ municipal leaders are warily eyeing Motown’s bankruptcy proceeding while questioning whether their financially desperate and cash-crunched cities, suburbs and villages could face the same fate, a Rescuing Illinois investigation finds. At the very least, these leaders are now, more than ever before, openly questioning if bankruptcy is a...