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  • Mass. School Offers Counseling For ‘Victims’ Of Confederate Flag Sticker

    11/26/2015 6:57:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/26/15 | Philip Devoe
    After a student filed a “bias report” accusing a student with a Confederate flag sticker on his laptop of racism, Framingham State University officials offered offended students counseling.“We recognize that bias incidents are upsetting for the entire campus community, but especially for the target(s) and witness(es) of these incidents,” wrote Sean Huddleston, the Massachusetts-based school’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, in a campus-wide email published in part by FSU campus newspaper The Gatepost. “It is strongly suggested that anyone impacted by a bias incident find someone to speak with.”In his email, Huddleston assured students “symbols such as these are not condoned...
  • The Mayflower Compact

    11/26/2015 6:43:03 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are under-written, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign Lord, King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc. Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine our selves together into a civil body politic, for our...
  • Harvard librarian facing attempted child sexual assault charges in Colorado (librarian Islamic Law)

    11/26/2015 8:04:02 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 32 replies
    wcvb ^ | Nov 24, 2015
    BLACK HAWK, Colo. —A Harvard librarian attending a conference in the Denver area is facing multiple charges after sheriff's investigators say he tried to meet someone whom he believed to be an underage teen for sex. Authorities said an undercover investigator with the Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office posing as a teenager on a social networking site was contacted by Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, 47. According to the arrest affidavit, Melhem said that he was a 39-year-old librarian from Massachusetts, and that he was in town for a conference. Investigators said Melhem's conversation with the investigator became sexually graphic, and he...
  • Harvard Law [Islamic Law] librarian arrested on child sex charges during trip to Colorado

    11/26/2015 7:11:00 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/25/15 | Eric Levenson
    A Harvard Law School librarian was arrested on several felony charges on Friday after police say he tried to arrange a sexual meet-up with a deputy posing as an underage girl in Colorado.Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, 47, exchanged a number of sexually explicit messages and webcam video online with the undercover deputy, according to a Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office criminal affidavit. Melhem said he would rent a car and drive to meet the “girl,” according to the affidavit. He was arrested when he arrived in a rented vehicle.Melhem was arrested on felony charges of criminal attempted sexual exploitation of a...
  • Harvard Law [Islamic Law] librarian arrested on child sex charges during trip to Colorado

    11/26/2015 7:10:36 AM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/25/15 | Eric Levenson
    A Harvard Law School librarian was arrested on several felony charges on Friday after police say he tried to arrange a sexual meet-up with a deputy posing as an underage girl in Colorado.Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, 47, exchanged a number of sexually explicit messages and webcam video online with the undercover deputy, according to a Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office criminal affidavit. Melhem said he would rent a car and drive to meet the “girl,” according to the affidavit. He was arrested when he arrived in a rented vehicle.Melhem was arrested on felony charges of criminal attempted sexual exploitation of a...
  • Harvard librarian arrested on trip to Colorado to molest girl

    11/25/2015 10:44:43 AM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 11/24/2015 | Kirk Mitchell
    Gilpin County deputy posed as a girl as he corresponded with a Harvard librarian seeking sex. ... Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, 47, was arrested for investigation of attempted sexual exploitation of a child, Internet sexual exploitation of a child, Internet luring of a child and attempted child sexual assault, all felony charges. ... Melhem wrote a message asking the "girl" to show him "her intimate body parts via webcam." He also displayed sexually graphic video of himself to the deputy believing he was a girl.
  • RHS Tweet Issue Results in Threats, Slurs on Student

    11/25/2015 6:32:09 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 21 replies
    When Caley Godino pressed the button to Tweet out a message about low voter turnout in the Revere City Election and how it relates to people who are not here legally, she had no idea it would lead to threats of physical harm, cyber-bullying and, allegedly, getting kicked off the cheerleading team during her senior year. But that’s exactly what happened, said Godino and her family, including her mother Lauren Kelly, and they said they are trying to sort out why it is that Godino was punished for her comment, and others were not punished for the threats. “They just...
  • Poll takes temp of voters on pols, prez race, refugees (Trump 32%, Rubio 18%, Cruz 10%)

    11/24/2015 11:34:12 AM PST · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 11/24/2015 01:49:48 PM | Andy Metzger
    BOSTON -- Massachusetts voters are feeling positive about Gov. Charlie Baker and more of the state's independents plan to vote in the Republican presidential primary than the Democratic Party contest, according to a Suffolk University poll for the Boston Globe published Tuesday. Baker received a roughly 70/15 favorable/unfavorable rating, besting U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (54/34), Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (54/15), Attorney General Maura Healey (43/14) and U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (47/28). About 47 percent of those surveyed Thursday-Sunday agreed with a stance attributed to Baker and 25 governors that "do not want to accept Syrian refugees in their states," while...
  • Controversy over local high school student's tweet [Thoughtcrime]

    11/24/2015 6:43:12 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    Fox News Boston ^ | 11/16/2015 | Staff
    ( -- A local high school cheerleading captain was disciplined after she sent out a tweet about illegal immigrants. She says it was a political statement, not a racial one! FOX25 spoke with the teen who says she was taking a page from Donald Trump. Caley Godino is a senior at Revere High School and she says part of their homework is to watch these presidential debates and her tweet was simply about a hot button issue in the headlines. "When only 10 percent of Revere votes for mayor cause the other 90 percent isn't legal," Godino said in the...
  • Homeless Man In New York Finds Weapons Stolen From Worcester Armory

    11/23/2015 3:43:35 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 11-22-15 | Jim Smith
    There are new developments in a story that has kept investigators busy for several days after police say a man stole guns from a Worcester armory and then fled to New York. Now, New York Police say they have recovered at least some of the weapons. It was a little more than a week ago when 16 military weapons were stolen from the Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center. Top officials voiced their concerns as the theft came during a time when national security concerns are at a high point.
  • Carr: 1984 in the classroom

    11/23/2015 6:49:03 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Howie Carr
    At Triton Regional High School in Rowley, it’s 1984 — the novel, not the year. The sniveling PC school 
administration is backing off now, but the 32-page questionnaire they were asking their middle and high school students to fill out last week is chilling. It’s downright totalitarian, and it’s put out by the Harvard School of Education, but I repeat myself. The kids from the high and middle schools (the questionnaire included a box for 10-year-olds to check) were asked by the apparatchiks from the People’s Republic of Cambridge to rat out their parents for insufficient 
Political Correctness. George Orwell’s...
  • Moron Dem Governor says refugees have NEVER committed acts of terror – Boston bombing

    11/22/2015 9:02:31 AM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Nov 22, 2015 | soopermexican
    John Hickenlooper has never been accused of being the brightest bulb in the Lamps'R'Us store, but he made space in his mouth to fit both feet in when he said that no refugees had ever committed an act of terrorism on American soil. Hick says that no refugee has ever committed an act of terror on American soil. Does he not know that Boston is on American soil, and not only where the Tzarnaevs refugees from Kyrgyzstan, but the federal government was supporting their terrorism by providing them with welfare benefits. Moron Dem Governor says refugees have NEVER committed acts...
  • Man Arrested at Trump Rally was Convicted of Bomb Attempt on Marine Recruiting Center

    11/21/2015 6:04:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/19/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    A man arrested for disrupting a rally Wednesday night in Worcester, Massachusetts by leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year in prison for a 2005 attempt to blow up a Marine Recruiting Center in Worcester.
  • Arrested Trump Rally Protester is Convicted Bomber of Marine Recruitment Center

    11/19/2015 3:27:16 PM PST · by LS · 185 replies
    t would appear that Donald Trump got the Secret Service detail just in the nick of time. One of the protesters from Trump’s campaign stop in Massachusetts yesterday is named Peter Rondon. He was arrested and convicted for trying to bomb a Marine Recruitment center in ’05: A Domestic Terrorist! MASSACHUSETTS – “Police removed Rondon after he stood on his chair and started yelling “racist,” according to a police report. Police said he was deliberately pushing and bumping people around him. “Rondon was forcefully removed from the event by police. “Court records show Rondon was arrested in 2005 after being...
  • Mas AG energy study: New gas pipeline not needed to meet NE peak winter electricity demand

    11/20/2015 5:02:27 AM PST · by thackney · 13 replies
    Mass Live ^ | November 18, 2015 | Mary Serreze
    An energy study released today by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey concludes that New England does not need additional natural gas pipeline infrastructure to meet peak winter energy demand and that energy efficiency and "demand response" would be the best solution over the next 15 years for both consumers and the environment. The long-anticipated study concludes that New England's power system is not facing an imminent reliability threat through 2030. Healey, who acts as utility ratepayer advocate in Massachusetts, commissioned the study in July. "As we make long-term decisions about our energy future, it's imperative we have the facts," Healey...
  • Reporters barred from Smith College sit-in...unless they support movement

    11/20/2015 3:39:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Mass Live ^ | 11/20/15 | Laura Newberry
    In an effort to create a safe space free from potential insensitivity from the news media, activists at Smith College barred reporters from covering a sit-in Wednesday that drew 300 to 500 students.The demonstration, organized in solidarity with students at the University of Missouri, was held from from noon to 12 a.m. Thursday in the Smith College Student Center.The activists' goal was to establish a place where students -- prioritizing students of color and black students -- could share their thoughts, feelings, poems and songs related to a rash of racially charged episodes this fall at Mizzou, as well as...
  • Donald Trump Heckler Served Time For Bringing Homemade Bomb To Military Recruiting Center

    11/20/2015 3:00:05 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies ^ | November 20, 2015 | Dan Riehl
    One of two men arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Worcester was arrested in 2005 for planting a suspect device inside a Marine Corps recruiting facility.
  • [One] Republican teams up with House Dems to create first Congressional Transgender...

    11/19/2015 6:53:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/19/15 | Dustin Siggins
    One Republican has joined eight Democrats in creating the first Transgender Equality Task Force in Congress. Created by the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and chaired by Rep. Mike Honda, D-CA, the task force held a hearing yesterday to discuss challenges, especially violence, that transgender advocates say are prevalent among transgendered Americans. According to the description below the Human Rights Campaign's video of the two-hour forum, the event consisted of two panels. The first was about "the lived experience of transgender victims and educating on the scope of violence experienced by transgender people." The second panel included "HRC President Chad Griffin...
  • Harvard Students Decry ‘Hate Crime’ After Tape Found On Black Profs’ Portraits

    11/19/2015 7:25:41 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/15 | Blake Neff
    Students at Harvard University are denouncing an alleged hate crime at the school after strips of black tape were found over portraits of Harvard Law School (HLS)’s black professors Thursday morning. But there are several aspects of the supposed “hate crime” that suggest it could be a big hoax. HLS’s Wasserstein Hall includes a small portrait of every single tenured faculty member at the school, but Thursday morning small black strips of tape were found covering the faces of every black professor’s portrait. The vandalism was discovered sometime before 8:30 a.m., when the first notices of the vandalism began appearing...
  • Mass. teen among 5 killed in Tel Aviv, West Bank attacks

    Palestinian attacks in Tel Aviv, West Bank, leave 5 dead JERUSALEM —A Massachusetts teenager studying in Israel is among five people killed in terror attacks Thursday. Ezra Schwartz, 18, of Sharon, was killed when police say a Palestinian man opened fire and rammed his car into a group of pedestrians. Officials said Schwartz was killed as he was delivering food to Israeli soldiers. Schwartz graduated from Maimonides School in Brookline this year.
  • Smith College protesters ban reporters who don’t ‘articulate their solidarity’

    11/19/2015 1:44:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Hundreds of Smith College students gathered Wednesday to voice solidarity with University of Missouri protesters, only journalists were reportedly barred from the event unless sympathetic to the cause. A sit-in from noon to midnight at the Northampton, Massachusetts, campus reportedly drew 300 to 500 students and Black Lives Matter activists who chanted and shared their own experiences with racism and discrimination. Similar to rules enforced at the University of Missouri and other campuses nationwide, media members were not allowed to cover the Smith College sit-in unless they openly supported the movement, MassLive reported.
  • Arrest Made In Theft Of Weapons From Worcester Armory

    11/19/2015 8:18:49 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 33 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | November 19, 2015 | staff
    A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a weapons theft at a Worcester armory on Saturday. The FBI announced Thursday morning that James Walker Morales was taken into custody Wednesday night by authorities on New York's Long Island on state and federal warrants. Morales is charged with unlawful possession of a machine gun and unlawful possession of firearms.
  • Donald Trump draws crowd of 10,500 to Worcester's DCU Center, slams Jeb Bush and other rivals

    11/18/2015 10:11:33 PM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies ^ | November 18, 2015 | Gintautas Dumcius
    WORCESTER - More than 10,000 people piled into the DCU Center on Wednesday night to hear from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who mocked his primary foes and U.S. Secretary John Kerry. Trump, continuing to ride high in polls, praised himself and mocked rivals like Jeb Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida. "I don't want to waste a lot of time on him because it's over," Trump said. "Over. And you know what, I think he's a nice person. Who cares? Who cares?" Trump then veered into foreign policy: "I said don't go into Iraq, I was right. I...
  • Donald Trump in Worcester, MA Live Stream & Thread

    11/18/2015 3:43:17 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 214 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-18-15 | Donald Trump
    GOP Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump holds a rally at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA at 7:00 PM EST. Post live stream links here.
  • John Kerry Justifies Terror Attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris Remarks

    11/17/2015 5:55:36 PM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/17/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to justify the terror attacks on the headquarters of magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris earlier this year during remarks in the capital of France Tuesday.The Weekly Standard reported that Kerry distinguished the terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo from the shootings and suicide bombings in Paris Friday for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility.“There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of–not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say,...
  • Halperin: Kerry 'Tired' When Speaking of 'Legitimacy' of Charlie Hebdo Attack

    11/18/2015 4:35:21 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Suggestion for John Kerry: if traveling makes you so tired that you say things undermining the war against radical Islamic terrorism, stay home on Nantucket and conduct your diplomacy by Skype . . . On today's Morning Joe, here's how Mark Halperin explained Kerry's despicable statement about the "legitimacy" and "rationale" of the Charlie Hebdo attacks: "Secretary Kerry has a history when he's tired in particular after he hurtles around the world of speaking imprecisely." Was Kerry speaking "imprecisely"—or did he let the truth slip of precisely how he and President Obama really feel? View the video here.
  • Head Cheerleader Banned From Competing After Tweeting an Offensive Comment About Immigrants

    11/17/2015 8:43:37 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 69 replies
    Seventeen ^ | BY HANNAH ORENSTEIN
    The head cheerleader at one Massachusetts high school has been banned from cheering for the rest of the season after she tweeted an offensive comment about immigrants. Caley Godino, a senior at Revere High School in Revere, Massachusetts, was asked to watch the political debates leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Her teacher tweeted a comment about the low voter turnout for November's mayoral race, which prompted Caley to post a controversial tweet. "When only 10 percent of Revere votes for mayor cause the other 90 percent isn't legal," she reportedly tweeted. (Her profile is private.) As of 2010,...

    11/17/2015 6:58:02 PM PST · by TBP · 47 replies
    Frontpage ^ | November 17, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's time to play America's fastest growing game show sensation, "Moron or Traitor." It's a tough challenge because this administration has plenty of both. So does a radicalized Democratic Party leaping into insanity. A Democratic candidate was recently forced to drop out for tweeting that ISIS isn't evil. But don't look for Kerry to quit over his suggestion that the ISIS massacre of Charlie Hebdo artists and writers (not to mention, as his boss put it, some random (Jewish) folks in a deli) There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. There...
  • Huckabee Blows Up Chuck Todd's Claim US Better at Assimilation

    11/17/2015 4:37:09 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Huckabee might be down in the polls, but he's still up to throwing a good political punch. On this evening's MTP Daily, Chuck Todd suggested, by way of advocating the admission of Syrian refugees, that the US is better than Europe at "assimilation." Retorted Huckabee, speaking of one of the Boston bombers, "he really assimilated, until he blew up the Boston Marathon with a pressure cooker." Ouch! View the video here.
  • Now 25 Republican governors - and one Democrat too - say they don't want to accept Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 6:16:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 128 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Now, 25 Republican governors – and one Democrat too – have said they don't want Syrian refugees in their states, as President Obama recommitted the U.S. to take a portion of this population fleeing from ISIS. In a press conference this morning in Turkey, Obama said that 'the United States has to step up and do its part,' while chiding those in the opposition party for suggesting there be a 'religious test' for entry into the United States. There's concern, after Friday's brutal attack in Paris, that ISIS fighters are infiltrating those fleeing Syria and will carry out future violence...
  • Police searching for man in connection with Worcester armory break-in (Massachusetts)

    11/16/2015 5:46:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WHDH-TV ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jennifer Eagan and Kelli O'Hara
    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Police are searching for a man after an FBI spokeswoman said weapons have gone missing following a break-in at an Army Reserve center in Worcester on Sunday. The man is wanted in connection with the theft of 16 weapons from the Lincoln Stoddard United States Army Reserve Center. The break-in and thefts occurred between 6 p.m. on Saturday and 1 a.m. on Sunday, according to Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus, Jr. The Army Reserve said 10 9mm pistols were recovered, along with six high-powered rifles....
  • Obama describes Boston Marathon bombings as ‘two brothers and a crock pot’

    11/16/2015 5:24:40 PM PST · by massmike · 66 replies ^ | 11/16/2015 | Eric Levenson
    Obama characterized the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing attacks as “two brothers and a crock pot” on Monday in an attempt to explain the power of individual terrorist threats. Speaking after a meeting with the G20 in Turkey, Obama referenced the Tsarnaev brothers in talking about the Paris terrorist attacks that killed 129 people and injured more than 350 on Friday. He said the marathon bombings show the devastation that can be caused by a small group of dedicated people. “That was a serious attempt at killing a lot of people by two brothers and a crock pot,” he said. “It...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Gov. Charlie Baker: No More Syrian Refugees in Massachusetts

    11/16/2015 11:46:14 AM PST · by Maceman · 32 replies
    MyFox Boston ^ | Nov 16, 2015
    BOSTON ( / AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says he's opposed to allowing more Syrian refugees into Massachusetts in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris. The Republican said Monday the safety and security of the people of Massachusetts are his first priority and he would have to know a lot more about the federal government's refugee vetting process before allowing them into the state. "I would certainly say no until I know a lot more than I know now," Baker said. Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh echoed Baker, saying he also wants to know more about how...
  • Weapons stolen from an Army base

    11/16/2015 8:14:20 AM PST · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    Weapons have been stolen from an Army base following a break-in just 24 hours after the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. The firearms went missing from the armory at the Lincoln Army Reserve Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Saturday night after the suspects entered the building through the roof. Descriptions of the missing weapons have been entered into the National Crime Information Center, an online database searchable by law enforcement.
  • Military weapons missing after break-in at Massachusetts army reserve center: FBI

    11/16/2015 3:47:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/15/15 | Alfred Ng
    More than a dozen military weapons are missing after an overnight break-in at a Massachusetts army reserve center, officials said. The Worcester armory's missing weapons include six M4 assault rifles, 10 pistols, and several long guns, a law enforcement source told the Daily Beast. FBI agents were looking into the gun heist, said Hank Shaw, a special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston division. Shaw said the break-in is not being considered as a terrorist threat.
  • BREAKING: FBI Investigating Weapons Stolen From Worcester Army Reserve Center

    11/15/2015 7:31:58 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 61 replies
    GoLocalWorcester ^ | 11-15-2015 | GoLocalWorcester News Team
    Weapons were stolen from the United States Army Reserve Armory in Worcester on Saturday night. The facility -- the Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center is located on Lake Street. The FBI says some weapons are missing as a result of the break-in. According to the Boston Herald, “The FBI is aware that some weapons are missing as a result of the break in at the Army Reserve Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. We have entered those weapons into NCIC, a national database, and alerted our federal, state and local law enforcement partners,” said Kristen Setera, spokeswoman for Boston Special Agent-in-Charge Harold...
  • FBI: Weapons missing after break-in at Army facility in Worcester

    11/15/2015 6:13:23 PM PST · by jimjohn · 65 replies
    The FBI says weapons are missing after a break-in at the Army Reserve Center in Worcester. The FBI says it is working with State Police and Worcester Police to recover the weapons.

    11/14/2015 4:32:28 PM PST · by TimPatriot · 51 replies
    EventBrite ^ | 11/13/2015 | Donald Trump for President
    Donald Trump will be having a rally in Worcester, MA on Wednesday November 18th at the DCU Center at 7PM Eastern time. Doors open at 5PM Eastern Must register for free tickets here:
  • Pastafarian Woman Allowed to Wear Pasta Strainer on Head in Driver's License Photo

    11/14/2015 2:07:27 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 65 replies
    Us Magazine ^ | November 14, 2015 | Joyce Chen
    A woman in Massachusetts is causing a stir on the Internet after a photograph of her wearing a colander on her head in her driver’s license photo have been circulating the web — all in the name of freedom of religion. On Friday, Nov. 13, Lindsay Miller of Lowell, Mass., told the Associated Press that she “absolutely loves the history and the story” of Pastafarians, a religious group that is otherwise known as the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. She opted to wear a strainer on her head as part of her religious observance, she added, much the same...
  • Mitt Romney Could Have Got An E (Leaked Freshman Year Grades)

    08/02/2012 7:28:32 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 63 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | Aug 2, 2012 2:16pm EDT | Andrew Kaczynski
    Mitt Romney has been mocked for suggesting he could have got an E letter grade. But according to a copy of his freshman year report card he could in fact have gotten an E letter grade.
  • 2004: Romney signs off on permanent assault weapons ban

    04/13/2012 4:44:10 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies ^ | February 4th, 2012
    Andrew Kaczynski dug up this Romney press release today from the Web Archive, showing that he signed off on a permanent Assault Weapons ban in 2004: In a move that will help keep the streets and neighborhoods of Massachusetts safe, Governor Mitt Romney today signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that forever makes it harder for criminals to get their hands on these dangerous guns. Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts, Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony with legislators, sportsmens groups and gun safety advocates. These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They...
  • Woman allowed to wear colander in driver's license photo after appeal

    11/13/2015 9:57:30 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    My Fox Boston ^ | 11/13/15
    BOSTON ( -- The Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles is allowing a Pastafarian woman to wear a colander in her driver’s license picture. This comes after The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center's attorneys were enlisted to assist with the woman's appeal after she was denied the right to wear it in her license photo by the RMV. Lindsay Miller says she is a Pastafarian, also known as a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which is a secular religion that believes the existence of a "spaghetti monster" to be just as possible as the existence...
  • Amherst Activists Demand Re-Education For Students Who Celebrated Free Speech

    11/13/2015 5:12:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/13/15 | Blake Neff
    A group of protesters at Amherst College in Massachusetts has released a set of demands that include punishing students who produced a poster celebrating free speech by subjecting them to re-education for the sake of “racial and cultural competency.”In response to ongoing protests at the University of Missouri, which saw an attack on journalists Monday trying to cover the event, some students at Amherst this week put up small posters on campus. The posters read “In memoriam of the true victim of the Missouri protests: Free Speech (1776-2015),” and included a short “eulogy” which reads as follows:Who is constrained by the invisible...
  • The Taqiyya Factor: Be Aware that institutionalized lying is one of the key tools of jihad

    11/12/2015 7:39:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/12/2015 | Carol Brown
    Here are three among a seemingly infinite number of examples of taqiyya in action. The first example is of taqiyya played out at the highest levels of politics and world affairs, as Raymond Ibrahim recalled an anecdote brought to his attention by Daniel Pipes. Back in the 1980s, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, the president of Pakistan, explained to Ronald Reagan how it was no problem for the Pakistanis to sign the Geneva agreements and yet continue supplying weapons to the Afghan jihadis (“freedom fighters”) combating the Soviet Union. Why wasn’t it a problem? According to Zia, “We’ll just lie about it. That’s what...
  • Harvard law students campaign for removal of slavery seal

    11/10/2015 6:57:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/10/15 | Harriet Alexander
    A group of Harvard law students are calling for the faculty to drop their official shield, which they say honours a family who made their fortune through slavery. The members of "Royall Must Fall" want the emblem of the school changing from the current coat of arms of Isaac Royall. Royall, born in 1719 in Antigua, was the son of wealthy sugar plantation owners and slave traders. The family moved to Massachusetts and on the death of Royall's father, he inherited 12 African slaves -- more than any other household at the time. Royall was banished from the US after...
  • More Universities Move To Include Gender-Neutral Pronouns (NPR)

    11/09/2015 6:26:25 AM PST · by Drango · 23 replies
    npr ^ | NOVEMBER 08, 2015
    More and more colleges and universities are allowing students to choose their own gender pronouns, meaning instead of just "he" and "she," the options now include pronouns like "ze," which are intended to be gender neutral. Harvard is one of the universities that made the change official this year. Now, undergraduate students have a variety of pronouns to choose from when they register. Van Bailey, the director of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Queer student life at Harvard College talks with NPR's Michel Martin about how Harvard is implementing and reacting to the changes. On what led to the change...
  • Paul Ryan: New House Speaker, Same Old GOP Favors for Wall Street

    11/08/2015 8:53:30 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 06 November 2015 | David Dayen
    It seems bizarre that financial policy would get decided in a bill to repair roads and bridges and mass transit, but that’s the whole point of the Christmas tree strategy: If a bill is deemed “must pass,” then adding ornaments to it comprises a good strategy for getting things into law that otherwise might not receive a vote. Ryan touted this process as a positive example of new leadership. In recent years, House bills written in secret sped to the floor without the ability for alterations. But on the highway bill, over 80 amendments got a vote on the House...
  • Biden: No excuse for 'derogatory' comments from Israeli official

    11/08/2015 1:35:20 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/11/15 | Cynthia Blank
    Without mentioning his name, US Vice President blasts new hasbarah chief Dr. Ran Baratz, over his past comments against President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry. Biden was quick to stress America's “rock-solid” commitment to Israeli security at the start of his 45-minute address before the Union for Reform Judaism's biennial in Orlando, Florida. Then, in sharp condemnation of Baratz, Biden noted that "although we won’t always agree, and this is the one thing I do want to say - We should always be respectful of one another." “There is no excuse, there should be no tolerance for...
  • Environmental activists tip their hand in the post-Keystone world -- Keep Everything in the Ground

    11/07/2015 11:33:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/07/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    After Barack Obama’s totally predictable cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline project (for now, at least) there was great celebration among the environmental brigade of the Social Justice Warriors. The evil pipeline was dead, along with all the jobs it would bring and the opportunity for us to capture and process much of Canada’s wealth of energy rather than it being shipped to China. (Which it will be anyway when the Northern Gateway Pipeline is complete, whether we get some of it or not.) But as with all things in the liberal enclaves of the country, one victory is...