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  • Massachusetts police officer killed after attacked with rock, shot with own gun, officials say

    07/15/2018 11:38:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    A Massachusetts police officer described as a “great family man and officer” died Sunday after a man attacked him with a rock, then took the cop's gun and shot him in the head and chest, officials said. Weymouth police officer Michael Chesna, 42, was killed after he sustained "life threatening" injuries in the shooting just before 8 a.m., officials. Another woman in her home was also shot and killed when the suspect, Emmanuel Lopes, fired the gun three more times while escaping responding officers. “Officer Chesna was an army veteran. In fact, I was speaking with his mom this morning...
  • 'Homer can help you': War veterans use ancient epics to cope

    03/14/2018 7:26:17 AM PDT · by thecodont · 13 replies
    Associated Press via Stars and Stripes ^ | Published: March 14, 2018 | By WILSON RING
    BURLINGTON, Vt. — The trials of Odysseus are really not that different from the struggles of those learning to readjust after wars of today, modern veterans are finding. A small group of military veterans has been meeting weekly in a classroom at the University of Vermont to discuss "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" for college credit — and to give meaning to their own experiences, equating the close-order discipline of men who fought with spears, swords and shields to that of men and women who do battle these days with laser-guided munitions. Homer isn't just for student veterans. Discussion groups...
  • Noncitizen voting has Boston residents worried

    07/10/2018 7:15:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 10, 2018 | Antonio Planas
    Some city residents worried about “watering down” what it means to be an American have hit the phones to object to a proposal before the City Council today to allow noncitizens the right to vote in municipal elections, Councilor Michael Flaherty told the Herald. “I got a lot of calls today from folks who are concerned we are watering down what it means to be a citizen of the United States and have the privilege to vote,” Flaherty said.
  • Border Patrol Agents Are Stopping People On New England Highways (Tr)

    07/10/2018 6:11:13 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 34 replies
    https://boston.cbslocal.com ^ | By Ray Sanchez, CNN June 25, 2018 at 9:19 am
    <p>On Interstate 95 near the remote northern Maine town of Lincoln last week, the Border Patrol said it made nine drug seizures and two arrests for immigration violations during an 11-hour checkpoint operation in which agents asked motorists about their place of birth and citizenship status.</p>
  • This is not your father's democrat party. It's bonkers. You really want to be part?

    07/06/2018 3:26:55 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-06-18 | DrJohn
    A series of recent events has inspired some soul searching on the part of democrats who still have a brain. Among them, the call to abolish ICE Sen. Elizabeth Warren: The Massachusetts senator and liberal fixture said Saturday at a rally in Boston: "We need to rebuild our immigration system from top to bottom by starting with replacing ICE with something that reflects our morality." Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.: Like Warren, she is a potential 2020 contender. Gillibrand decried ICE as a "deportation force" -- a reference to child separation at the border that Trump officials have criticizedas being inaccurately pinned on ICE. She told...
  • Pres. Trump Offers Elizabeth Warren $1 Million to Prove Her Indian Heritage

    07/05/2018 5:33:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 113 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Jul 5, 2018 | CSPAN VIA THE LIBERTY DAILY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg_mnALP-TU
  • Fauxahontas Elizabeth Warren gets another dunk in the barrel from Trump

    07/06/2018 8:08:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/06/2018 | Monica Showalter
    In fine form and having lots of fun, President Trump has offered Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) a million dollars to take a DNA test and prove to everyone that she is as Indian as she says she is. Here's how the outraged media reported it: But his most extended attack was aimed at Warren, a Democrat he has long targeted for claiming that she is part Native American and derisively nicknamed "Pocahontas," after the 17th century historical figure. On Thursday, Trump mocked people who called on him to apologize for the remark and sarcastically apologized to the historic figure....
  • A link between Tewskbury & Vegas massacre? ...

    07/04/2018 8:56:12 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 12 replies
    Sarah Eaglesfield blog ^ | 13 May 2018 | Sarah Eaglesfield
    Francho Bradley, 59, from Frisco, Texas called the police on himself this Saturday afternoon. He believed that his hotel room in Tewskbury, Massachusetts, had been burgled, because a video device he'd wired up to the door had lost its connection. He was concerned because he had an unsecured gun in the room ...
  • Hey @realdonaldtrump While you obsess over my genes, your Admin is conducting DNA...

    07/06/2018 4:14:24 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 76 replies
    Senator Warren twitter ^ | July 5, 2018 | Senator Warren
    Hey, @realDonaldTrump: While you obsess over my genes, your Admin is conducting DNA tests on little kids because you ripped them from their mamas & you are too incompetent to reunite them in time to meet a court order. Maybe you should focus on fixing the lives you're destroying.
  • Capuano’s favored, but his swan song is in the background

    07/06/2018 4:42:05 AM PDT · by luke1825
    lowell sun ^ | july 5 | peter lucas
    Oh, oh, here she comes Watch out boy she’ll chew you up Oh, oh here she comes She’s a maneater. I wouldn’t if I were you, I know what she can do She’s deadly, man, and she could really rip your world apart. That’s from Hall & Oates’ (Daryl Hall & John Oates) “Maneater.” It also could be the theme song from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley.
  • When Democrats cry 'Abolish ICE,' they really mean 'abolish borders'

    07/04/2018 11:50:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/04/18 | Mark Krikorian
    Are we going to have immigration limits or not? That's the question underlying the calls for the abolition of Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE), the bureau within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for upholding our immigration rules away from the borders. The push to #AbolishICE is threatening to become a litmus test for Democratic politicians. It has been embraced by presidential hopefuls like Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), as well as other far-left figures such as New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, actress-turned-New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, and a number of House members. Despite...
  • NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship Question

    07/04/2018 4:24:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 59 replies
    SW Dutchess Daily Voice ^ | 07/04/2018 | Zak Faila, Joe Lombardi
    NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship QuestionCiting “bad faith,” a federal judge has ordered President Donald Trump’s administration to disclose additional information regarding its decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Judge Jesse Furman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York announced on Tuesday that lawyers representing the government must produce a log of documents that were being withheld, as well as provide an explanation for why the administration did so. Furman further demanded that the government include documents from the Commerce and Justice Departments...
  • Trump to rescind race guidelines in college admissions, WSJ reports

    07/03/2018 7:24:04 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 147 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3 Jul 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to revoke guidelines that encourage considering race in the college admissions process as a way of promoting diversity, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The guidelines, put in place in the Obama administration in 2011 and 2016, put forth legal recommendations that Trump officials contend “mislead schools to believe that legal forms of affirmative action are simpler to achieve than the law allows,” the Journal reported, citing two people familiar with the plans. Trump administration officials plan to argue the guidelines go beyond what the Supreme Court has decided on the issue....
  • Electric shock therapy on special needs students: Treatment or torment?

    07/03/2018 10:50:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    ABC ^ | July 1, 2018 | Denise Powell, M.D. candidate
    A Massachusetts school for special needs children can continue to use a form of electric shock therapy on students after a long-running battle with state officials over the controversial treatment was decided in their favor. The Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton is the only learning center in the country to use the graduated electronic decelerator to control the behavior of students with development delays. The commonwealth had been trying since 2013 to ban the practice, but last week, Judge Katherine Fields, the first justice of the Bristol County Probate and Family Court, sided with the school. The school did not...
  • Sen. Warren: Replace ICE with 'something that reflects our morality'

    07/02/2018 2:35:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/30/18 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    Washington (CNN) - Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Saturday called for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be replaced with an agency that reflects America's morality and "that works," joining the growing chorus of Democrats who have called for the agency to be scrapped. "The President's deeply immoral actions have made it obvious -- we need to rebuild our immigration system from top to bottom, starting by replacing ICE with something that reflects our morality and that works," Warren said at an immigration protest against family separations in Boston, Massachusetts, which was among hundreds of marches, protests and rallies taking...
  • HuffPost Slams Democrat Congressman For Not Being Radical Enough

    06/29/2018 7:26:55 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 29, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Sorry, Seth, but the Democrats have now fully embraced the S-word they previously avoided so that means the Bolshevik wing of the party, along with their media allies, is purging mere Mensheviks such as yourself. In the wake of Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upset victory against an establishment Democrat on Tuesday, a reckoning is now taking place against those perceived as even slightly less than full radical. Among those apparently being slammed for their supposed moderation, despite a straight liberal voting pattern, is Democrat Congressman Seth Moulton.  Enabling poor Seth's purge from what are now mainstream Democrats is HuffPost reporter Daniel Marans with his June...
  • REPORTER WHO FALSELY CLAIMED ANNAPOLIS SHOOTER WORE MAGA HAT RESIGNS

    06/29/2018 8:52:03 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 42 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 6/29/2018 | Andrew Kerr | Investigative Reporter
    A reporter at a Massachusetts-based newspaper resigned Friday after falsely claiming in a tweet Thursday that the man who killed five employees at the Capital Gazzete newspaper left a “Make America Great Again” hat at the crime scene. “Shooter who killed 4 people at Annapolis newspaper dropped his #MAGA hat on newsroom floor before opening fire,” Conor Berry, a reporter at The Republican in Springfield, Mass., wrote in a now-deleted tweet. Berry, who covered politics and crime for The Republican, apologized for the “stupid” and “regrettable” tweet Friday, adding that it made his 21-year career as a journalist come to...
  • A Giant Blob of Hot Rock Is Building Up Under America's Northeast

    06/25/2018 10:24:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 70 replies
    sciencealert.com ^ | 6/24/2018 | peter dockrill
    Something is rising from the depths. A vast mass of hot rock is welling up underneath Vermont and extending into other subterranean regions below New England, new research shows. Scientists used a network of thousands of seismic measurement devices in the largest geological study of its kind, detecting the enormous blob upwelling under Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts – and possibly elsewhere.
  • Warren tours immigration center: 'It's a disturbing picture' (Fauxahontas late to the fake news)

    06/25/2018 4:37:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    MSN ^ | 6/23/18 | Julia Manchester
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) shared her experience touring an immigration center on Sunday, saying it was a "disturbing picture." "It's a disturbing picture. There are children by themselves. I saw a six-month-old baby, little girls, little boys," Warren told reporters. "There are mothers with their babies, with small children. Family units are together if it's a very small child, but little girls who are 12 years old are taken away from the rest of their families and held separately. Or little boys," she continued. "They're all lying on concrete floors in cages. There's just no other way to describe it."
  • Massachusetts has lost Teddy K’s art of the Washington deal

    06/22/2018 5:42:45 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    lowell sun ^ | june 22 | peter lucas
    Gov. Charlie Baker’s flip flop over sending a Massachusetts National Guard helicopter to the southern border practically guarantees elimination of Greater Boston as a site for a new U.S. Army headquarters and the 500 jobs that go with it. Not that Boston was going to get it anyway — given the nasty anti-Donald Trump attitude of the state’s top political figures, including the Republican governor. But it had a shot, mainly because it has the academic, research and business climate the army was looking for. However, Baker’s protest about the “inhumane” Trump policy of separating immigrant children from their parents...