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  • Esperanza plays crucial role in connecting unaccompanied minors to family

    07/23/2014 2:30:46 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 11 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/23/14 | Maria Wiering
    Williams Guevara-Martinez was almost 17 when he left his home near San Salvador, El Salvador, and headed north with three other youth and a 30-something guide known as a “coyote.” Guevara’s older brother Adam, had paid the coyote thousands of dollars for the 2,000-mile trip, which took 12 days. Guevara traveled by foot and car, finally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in the back of a truck. Fifteen minutes later, immigration officials discovered his illegal entry and sent him to a Texas shelter. He was there 24 days before flying from Houston to Baltimore, where he was reunited with two brothers,...
  • Blue-State Disgrace

    07/23/2014 2:21:46 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Slate ^ | Emily Bazelon
    Immigration is a complex problem. So is the long-term question of how the United States should handle the influx of tens of thousands of children from Central America. Beyond the legal mandates, we owe them basic human decency. On the other hand, to say that they should all simply stay here for good begs big questions about encouraging more children to make this journey, and the rights of all the people abroad who are waiting their turn in line. Unless you believe in open borders, it’s all thorny. What seems right for an individual child can seem wrong systemwide. But...
  • Beretta leaves Maryland over gun laws, heads for Tennessee

    07/22/2014 9:20:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/22/14 | David Sherfinski
    Citing Maryland’s recently enacted firearm laws and the prospect of more restrictions, the U.S. arm of legendary Italian gunmaker Beretta announced Tuesday that it would move its manufacturing operations to Tennessee next year. The move makes Beretta the latest maker of guns or ammunition to move all or part of its operations to another state because of tightened gun control laws. General Manager Jeff Cooper said an early version of a statute passed last year by the Maryland state Senate would have prohibited the company from manufacturing or storing products in the state. “While we were able in the Maryland...
  • Beretta: Gun Law Forcing Move Out Of Maryland

    07/22/2014 8:55:22 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies
    AP ^ | July 22, 2014 | N/A
    Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee. The well-known gun maker said it will move to a new production facility it is building in the Nashville suburb of Gallatin that is set to open in mid-2015. Beretta general manager Jeff Cooper said that a sweeping gun-control measure that was passed last year initially contained provisions that would have prohibited the Italian gun maker from being able to produce, store or even import into Maryland the...
  • Beretta USA Announces Decision To Move Its Entire Maryland Manufacturing Capabilities To Tennessee

    07/22/2014 2:43:46 PM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2014 | Staff
    Beretta U.S.A. Corp., located in Accokeek, Maryland, announced today that it has decided to move its manufacturing capabilities from its existing location to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee. The Gallatin facility is scheduled to be opened in mid-2015. Beretta U.S.A. had previously planned to use the new Gallatin, Tennessee facility for new machinery and production of new products only.
  • Catholic Charities not daunted by immigrant proposal push-back

    07/22/2014 6:14:30 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 16 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/22/14 | Maria Wiering
    After news broke July 17 of Catholic Charities of Baltimore’s aim to house unaccompanied immigrant children at a Baltimore-area facility, the first response Executive Director William J. McCarthy received was positive: an e-mail praising the agency’s decision with a pledge of $200 in support. Others like it have poured in to the agency, Maryland’s largest social service provider. As for the detractors? “Critics are cowards,” McCarthy said. “Most of the responses I’ve received are from supporters,” he said. “What I’m really encouraged by is the number of affirming, supportive and thoughtful people who recognize this for the humanitarian crisis that...
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital to pay $190 million to settle suits over pelvic exam photos

    07/21/2014 11:43:54 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 8 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | July 21, 2014 | AP
    Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women's bodies in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore around his neck, lawyers said Monday. Dr. Nikita Levy was fired in February 2013, days after an employee alerted hospital authorities about her suspicions. Levy committed suicide 10 days later. Investigators discovered roughly 1,200 videos and 140 images in his home. "All of these women were brutalized by this," said the women's lead attorney, Jonathan Schochor. "Some of these women needed counseling, they were sleepless,...
  • Number calling illegal immigration 'most important problem' grows SIX-FOLD, tops all other issues

    07/16/2014 2:41:25 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16 July 2014 | David Martosko
    The number of Americans who see illegal immigration as the nation's most pressing problem has spiked from 3 per cent to 17 per cent since May, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. That percentage now tops government corruption, the U.S. economy, jobs, health care and every other hot-button issue, driven by a flood of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border. 'We are all connected. We can't just build a wall or a fence and say no more,' Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis tweeted on Tuesday. 'This is America. Our doors are open.' The...
  • Catholic Charities seeks to house immigrant children in Baltimore County

    07/18/2014 4:42:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/17/2014 | Ian Duncan
    Catholic Charities wants to care for about 50 children from Central America at a campus in Baltimore County, seeking a role in the immigration crisis even though the consideration of other sites in Maryland has met with fierce local opposition.The organization plans to apply to federal officials to house the children at St. Vincent's Villa, a residential facility on Dulaney Valley Road, Catholic Charities head William J. McCarthy Jr. confirmed Thursday night.McCarthy said housing the children would amount to his organization doing its job. "Our role and our mission is to meet the needs of these children," he said. "This...
  • First on CNN: After criticizing White House over unaccompanied minors, Martin O'Malley said...

    07/17/2014 4:14:36 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jim Acosta
    (CNN) - After his strong criticism of the Obama administration's plans to return thousands of young undocumented migrants back to Central America, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley asked a top White House official that the children not be sent to a site that was under consideration in his home state, sources familiar with the conversation said. "He privately said 'please don't send these kids to Western Maryland,'" a Democratic source told CNN. The heated discussion between O'Malley and White House domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz occurred during a phone call late Friday evening, sources familiar with the conversation added.
  • After criticizing White House over unaccompanied minors, Martin O'Malley said don't send them to MD

    07/16/2014 7:47:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-15-14 | Jim Acosta
    After his strong criticism of the Obama administration's plans to return thousands of young undocumented migrants back to Central America, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley asked a top White House official that the children not be sent to a site that was under consideration in his home state, sources familiar with the conversation said. "He privately said 'please don't send these kids to Western Maryland,'" a Democratic source told CNN. The heated discussion between O'Malley and White House domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz occurred during a phone call late Friday evening, sources familiar with the conversation added.
  • After Criticizing White House Over Unaccompanied Minors, Martin O'Malley Said Don't Send...

    07/15/2014 5:09:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Jim Acosta (with David Chalian)
    After Criticizing White House Over Unaccompanied Minors, Martin O'Malley Said Don't Send Them to Maryland Site After his strong criticism of the Obama administration's plans to return thousands of young undocumented migrants back to Central America, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley asked a top White House official that the children not be sent to a site that was under consideration in his home state, sources familiar with the conversation said. "He privately said 'please don't send these kids to Western Maryland,'" a Democratic source told CNN. The heated discussion between O'Malley and White House domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz occurred during...
  • Police investigating anti-immigrant graffiti as hate crime

    07/15/2014 11:42:59 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    http://www.carrollcountytimes.com ^ | july 15, 2014 | Christian Alexandersen
    Maryland State Police have classified anti-immigration graffiti spray painted on the former Army Reserve Center in Westminster as a hate crime. The graffiti was sprayed sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning, according to Lt. Patrick McCrory, commander of the state police Westminster barracks. The graffiti said "NO ILLEAGLES [sic] HERE NO UNDOCUMENTED DEMOCRATS." It was spray-painted on the front of the Army Reserve Center, which recently became embroiled in controversy when the Obama administration considered using the facility to house immigrant children caught crossing the US-Mexico border illegally. The Carroll County Board of Commissioners spoke out against the federal government's plan on Friday during an emergency...
  • Feds Retreat After Maryland Residents Fight Plan to Dump Illegals

    07/14/2014 1:40:45 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/14/14 | Tony Lee
    Protests from local elected officials in Maryland this weekend forced the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to cancel its plans to send illegal immigrant children to an Army Reserve center in Westminster, which is about 35 miles from Baltimore. Maryland Democrat Gov. Martin O'Malley said illegal immigrant children flooding across the border should be considered "refugees" and all be given asylum status, but after Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) publicized the federal government's last-minute plans to sneak illegal immigrant children into Maryland, there was considerable blowback. HHS backed off, citing things like insufficient access to drinking water at the facility....
  • Carroll Co. Officials Push Back on Shelter for Immigrant Children (Maryland)

    07/12/2014 9:40:22 AM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Friday, July 11, 2014 | John Fritze, Christian Alexandersen and Blair Ames,
    Carroll County officials swiftly voiced opposition Friday to news that the federal government is eyeing a former military property near Westminster as a potential shelter for immigrant children — underscoring the challenge the Obama administration faces as it tries to manage a surge of new arrivals. A day after federal officials notified local leaders it would conduct a preliminary assessment of the vacant Army Reserve Center, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners convened an emergency meeting and, along with Republican Rep. Andy Harris, pledged to resist efforts to use the site. "Carroll County will not become a repository for Obama's...
  • O'Malley: U.S. shouldn't send immigrant children back to 'certain death'

    07/11/2014 9:29:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 63 replies
    ktuu.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Dana Davidsen
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley advocated for sympathy for the surge of young Central American immigrants flooding the U.S. southern border, arguing that to turn the children away without due process would be un-American given what violence awaits in their home countries. "We are not a country that should turn children away and send them back to certain death," he told reporters Friday at a National Governors Association meeting in Nashville. .... O'Malley said the children deserve due process under U.S. law. "They should have their ability to make their case for protection and asylum in the United States," he said....
  • Vacant Army facility could house children who crossed US border

    07/11/2014 8:56:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 38 replies
    wbaltv.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | David Collins
    WESTMINSTER, Md. - The Obama administration is eyeing a vacant Army reserve facility in Westminster as a possible shelter for illegal immigrant children, and it's meeting strong opposition from local officials and at least one member of Congress. Three were no demonstrations yet in Westminster, but the opposition is just as strong as elsewhere in the country. Elected officials in Carroll County vehemently oppose using a vacant Army reserve building on Malcolm Drive to house the children, even temporarily. The Department of Health and Human Services would handle the operation. "I don't think it's the right place. I don't think...
  • Maryland Hospital Bans Employees From Smoking Anywhere On Earth

    07/09/2014 6:36:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 133 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/8/2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    Starting next year, Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis will require potential employees to pass a drug test–detecting nicotine. This so-called “job screening” will bar any applicants who smoke cigarettes, cigars, pipes, snuff, hookah, and even e-cigarettes from being eligible for employment. While the hospital already has a smoking ban on the premises and surrounding sidewalks, this policy forbids new employees from consuming tobacco anywhere, at any time.
  • Vials of Smallpox Virus Found in Unapproved Maryland Lab

    07/08/2014 10:35:48 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 8, 2014 | SYDNEY LUPKIN
    The National Institutes of Health announced today that vials of the virus that causes smallpox were found in a laboratory on its Bethesda, Maryland, campus, which was unequipped and unapproved to handle the deadly pathogen. Because it’s so infectious, the smallpox virus is considered a bioterrorism threat and is only permitted in two labs in the world: One at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Atlanta headquarters and another at the VECTOR Institute in Russia. The newly discovered vials violate an international agreement reached in 1979 aimed at keeping the virus eradicated while allowing some scientists to continue...
  • [MD] Prince George’s schools offer breakfast and lunch to students during summer

    07/08/2014 10:27:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/8/2014 | Ovetta Wiggins
    With students running a higher risk of obesity and hunger during their summer break, Prince George’s County schools have joined an effort to provide the youngsters with free breakfast and lunch. More than 60 schools throughout the county will serve the meals until Aug. 1. “Providing continuous meals throughout the summer helps children receive the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow,” Kevin M. Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer for Prince George’s County Public Schools said in a statement.
  • In Maryland, Smoking Could Cost You Job

    07/06/2014 3:16:42 PM PDT · by Drango · 84 replies
    Insurance News Net ^ | July 5 '14 | Lorraine Mirabella
    July 05--Anyone who wants a job next year at Anne Arundel Medical Center -- whether as a surgeon or security guard -- will have to prove they don't smoke or use tobacco. The Annapolis hospital's new hiring policy might be controversial, but it is legal in Maryland and more than half of the United States. And it's a type of job screening that is gaining favor with employers -- from hospitals to companies such as Alaska Airlines -- trying to control rising health costs and cultivate a healthier, more productive workforce. Anne Arundel Medical Center, like a growing number of...
  • Hundt: 'Redskins' Use May Make Snyder Unfit Licensee

    07/03/2014 4:41:16 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 59 replies
    Multichannel ^ | 6/30/14 | John Eggerton
    Former FCC chairman Reed Hundt is suggesting the FCC may want to strip Redskins owner Dan Snyder of his radio station licenses if he does not change the name of the team. According to an interview on Indian Country Today Media Network, Hundt said that the FCC should "reevaluate" whether Snyder is fit to be a licensee, by which Hundt meant "a person of appropriate character," he said. “The FCC should consider whether Mr. Snyder is fit to own radio station licenses given that he uses radio stations to broadcast an ethnic slur,” he said. “These licenses are owned by...
  • D.C. residents urged to boycott Md. shore to protest congressman’s marijuana move

    07/03/2014 2:25:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/3/2014 | MIKE DEBONIS
    If you’re a District resident planning to vacation in the Maryland havens of Ocean City or St. Michaels this summer, Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) and some D.C. activists would prefer you choose Rehoboth Beach, Del., or Chincoteague Island, Va., instead. A week after Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) successfully attached an amendment to a House budget bill that would overturn the city’s marijuana decriminalization law, Gray and the District’s largest voting-rights advocacy group said city residents would be better off vacationing somewhere besides Harris’s district, which includes all of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. “I don’t think we should support someone who...
  • Head backed for suspending boy because he made this 'Pop Tart gun'

    07/02/2014 6:18:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2014 | Joel Christie
    An investigation has found that an elementary school principal in Baltimore who suspended a seven-year-old boy for chewing a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun acted properly in her decision. However the boy's family has lawyered up, and are threatening to take the case further. Josh Welch, a second-grader at Park Elementary School, said he was trying to nibble his strawberry breakfast snack into a mountain in March 2013. But when it started to take shape he reportedly told his classmates: 'Look, I made a gun.' Principal Sandra Blondell then removed Josh from school for two days. Andrew...
  • Patent office didn’t receive a single public complaint before stripping Redskins trademark

    07/02/2014 6:25:12 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | Jim McElhatton
    The recent decision by an obscure administrative law board to cancel the Washington Redskins‘ trademark registrations came despite the fact the agency hadn’t received a single letter from a member of the public complaining about the team’s name, records show. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, which is part of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, ruled last month that the name was disparaging to American Indians. The team is appealing that decision. Politicians, including President Obama, have waded into the team name controversy, with many saying the team should change its name. But despite widespread media attention and a...
  • Police: Man charged in connection with fatal West Manheim crash

    06/29/2014 5:21:06 PM PDT · by lightman · 17 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 29 June AD 2014
    11:30 a.m.: Police have charged an illegal immigrant from Mexico with homicide by vehicle and other charges in connection with a fatal crash Saturday in West Manheim Township, according to a news release. Steven Miller, 64, of Westminster, Maryland, was killed in the crash, according to the York County Coroner's Office. Police said Carlos Bastida-Martinez, 25, was traveling south on Baltimore Pike when he crossed over the center lines and struck a motorcycle operated by Miller. Miller had fatal injuries at the scene, the release states, Bastida-Martinez suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Hanover Hospital. The 1995 Ford Windstar...
  • In bag of fast food, a surprise: Marijuana

    06/27/2014 1:47:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    www.fredericknewspost.com ^ | Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 2:00 am | By Courtney Mabeus News-Post Staff
    Woman finds pot while taking children to Sonic franchise A trip to Sonic intended as a treat ended with a surprise twist for a Frederick woman. Carla McFarland said she went to Sonic on Guilford Drive on Wednesday with her 6-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son after a trip to the library and a morning spent packing boxes. After passing chicken strips and fries to her children, McFarland, 35, reached into the bag for her own food and found a small plastic bag containing what appeared to be marijuana in a third container holding her own fries. “I just kind of...
  • Drunk University of Maryland lacrosse player, 19, arrested for 'sexually-assaulting a 49-year-old...

    06/27/2014 7:53:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 26, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    A 19-year-old University of Maryland lacrosse player was arrested at an outdoor concert in Virginia Sunday night after allegedly groping a 49-year-old mother passed out on the lawn. Prince William County Police say the woman fell asleep on the Jiffy Lube Live lawn during a Zac Brown Band concert, when she woke up to find teen Benjamin Chisolm touching her inappropriately. Chisolm walked away after the attack but was later arrested for public intoxication and now faces additional charges of aggravated sexual assault. The victim, identified as 'Donna', has come forward to dispute details of the police report and reveal...
  • Yale-educated addiction psychiatrist is charged with making and selling ecstasy

    06/27/2014 7:40:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 27, 2014 | James Gordon
    Police in Maryland have charged three people in connection with manufacturing MDMA, commonly referred to as Molly or the drug ecstasy, including a doctor who has a long-standing history of drug problems. Baltimore County cops said a drug investigation led to a search warrant and the arrest of Dr. Priscilla Sheldon-Cost, 51, at a house in Towson. Detectives found chemicals that can be used to manufacture MDMA and ecstasy were being created in a lab in the basement. Some of the substances that were found had even been labelled with MDMA written on it. 'They found chemicals that, when mixed,...
  • Primary/Runoff Official Live Thread (CO, FL, MD, MS, NY, OK)

    06/24/2014 2:41:41 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 370 replies
    Should be another intersting night! Hopefully we'll build some more momentum!
  • DAN BONGINO: ‘We are Watching, in Real Time, the Collapse of the Big Government Model’

    06/24/2014 8:34:54 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 25 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 24 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    President Obama is a proponent of the idea of Big Government, as are most progressive liberal socialists. They never see a problem that can’t be “fixed” by government. Unfortunately, government rarely ever fixes anything, and almost always makes things worse with unintended consequences. But the long history of the failures of Big Government won’t stop Obama and the progressives, as they will just suggest more government to fix the problems created by previous government. Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent that is now running for Congress in Maryland, recently pointed out that America is watching the failure of Big...
  • Maryland Gov. O’Malley’s Iowa visit sparks 2016 speculation, comparisons to Hillary Clinton

    06/23/2014 1:35:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/23/2014 | John Wagner
    DES MOINES — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was the only potential 2016 presidential contender to set foot in Iowa over the weekend, and yet the Democrat didn’t really have the stage to himself. Shortly after O’Malley (D) spoke at a dinner Friday night for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Hillary Rodham Clinton’s image appeared on two large screens overhead. In a video, she teased that she needed advice from Harkin on a “momentous plunge” that she is about to take. “Tom, what’s the secret to being such a terrific grandparent?” Clinton asked, drawing uproarious laughter from the crowd. The good...
  • Democrats Criticize 'Offensive' Comment From GOP Accusing Maryland Governor Of 'Hispandering'

    06/23/2014 9:05:27 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 23 2014 | Colin Campbell
    The Democratic National Committee accused their GOP counterparts of using "offensive" language after a Republican spokeswoman accused Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley of "Hispandering." A spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee made the comments in a Sunday BuzzFeed profile of O'Malley and his efforts to court Latino voters ahead of a potential run for president in 2016. "Winning elections is based on substance and so far Martin O’Malley is relying on Hispandering to win," RNC spokeswoman Izzy Santa said. "Talking about immigration and hoping no one pays attention to his failed economic record will not overcompensate for his dismissal of the...
  • What the Redskins Controversy Is Really About

    06/23/2014 3:35:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 6/23/2014 | Mark Tapson
    Last week the controversy over the NFL Washington Redskins’ name, deemed offensive by the professionally aggrieved, reached a new peak when the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board canceled six federal trademark registrations owned by the team.Nevada Senator Harry Reid, who had previously blustered impotently that he wouldn’t accept an invitation to attend a Redskins home game until the team changed its name (a threat which no doubt sent waves of panic through the Redskins organization), gloated that the ruling proved “the handwriting is on the wall.” “It’s only a matter of time,” he tweeted, “until [Redskins owner] Daniel Snyder is...
  • 2nd officer suspended in slitting of dog's throat

    06/19/2014 6:39:44 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 53 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 6/19/14 | JULIET LINDERMAN
    BALTIMORE (AP) — A second Baltimore officer has been suspended while the department investigates his role in the slitting of a dog's throat, while the animal's owner says it took her days to find out how the dog died. Court documents say Officer Thomas Schmidt held the dog down while a fellow officer cut the animal's throat on Saturday. Schmidt has been suspended with pay during the investigation, Baltimore Police spokesman Jeremy Silbert said.
  • As Illegals Flow Across Border, MS-13 Members in MD Charged with Violent Crimes

    06/19/2014 1:01:40 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 19, 2014 | Kerry Picket
    In the midst of the Obama administration transporting around 1,000 unaccompanied minors from Border Patrol centers in Texas to facilities in Baltimore, MD, and Richmond, VA, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced in a press release on Wednesday that a Federal Grand Jury returned a second superseding indictment charging four Maryland men in connection with a conspiracy to participate in murder in aid of a racketeering enterprise known as the La Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13.
  • Sweden Demands Football Vikings Change Name

    06/19/2014 7:59:45 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 45 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 19 Jun 2014 | Keith Koffler
    The nation of Sweden is demanding that the Obama administration act to deny copyright status to the Minnesota Vikings, claiming the name demeans its citizens and all other Scandinavians. “We can no longer tolerate the use of this disgusting epithet by an American football team,” said Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Milkquist in a letter to President Obama “First of all, ‘football’ means ‘soccer,’ Milkquist wrote. “I realize that this is an unrelated matter, but it really pisses people off in Europe. You only use your foot occasionally in football, whereas in soccer the foot is the only thing you can...
  • Redskins defy trademark ruling, say they'll defend name

    06/18/2014 11:58:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 69 replies
    Washington Examinerr ^ | 6-18-2014 | Sean Higgins
    In a defiant statement issued Wednesday, the Washington Redskins said the team would appeal the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to revoke the trademark to the team's name and logo on the grounds that they are offensive to Native Americans. The professional football team added that in the meantime, the ruling would have "no effect at all" on its trademark rights while the case is on appeal. The press release even put that in boldface and underlined it. "We are confident we will prevail once again, and that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s divided ruling will be overturned...
  • Washington Redskins will appeal trademark office ruling over 'disparaging' nickname

    06/18/2014 10:17:05 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 39 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 6/18/14 | Frank Schwab
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Redskins' trademarks. The petitioners, consisting of five Native Americans, sought to cancel the trademarks based on a section of the Trademark Act that "prohibits registration of marks that may disparage persons or bring them into contempt or disrepute."
  • Trademark board rules against Washington Redskins name

    06/18/2014 8:16:42 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 85 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/18/14 | ap
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. The 2-1 ruling comes after a campaign to change the name has gained momentum over the past year. The team doesn't immediately lose trademark protection and is allowed to retain it during an appeal.
  • Lyme-Carrying Ticks Are Going To Be 'Gangbusters' This Summer

    06/16/2014 8:41:55 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies
    BI ^ | 6-16-2014 | Ted Siefer
    Ted SieferJune 16, 2014 Deer ticks, also known as blacklegged ticks, are the prime carriers of Lyme disease, which is particularly common in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Large numbers of ticks, the parasites that carry Lyme disease, are expected to emerge in New England in the coming weeks, experts said on Friday. Abundant snow over the winter and a wet spring have created ideal conditions for ticks to come out in the warm weather and try to latch onto hosts, they said. "The next three to four weeks is the peak season of risk," said Sam Telford, an infectious disease...
  • Baltimore Catholic Church Celebrates Homosexual "Pride" Month

    06/16/2014 8:51:55 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 380 replies
    "Celebrate Pride Month with the St. Ignatius Community!" "As members of the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church, we are called to celebrate and share the gifts of diversity of sexuality in our church today. Our organization, Embracing God's Gifts, has been formed as an instrument for recognizing these gifts and incorporating their goodness and use into the life of our parish."
  • Obama Admin Forbids Lawmakers From Taking Photos Of Illegal Immigrant Facility

    06/13/2014 2:44:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | june 12, 2014 | chuck ross
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is welcoming members of Congress and their senior staff to tour a temporary shelter being used to house illegal immigrant children — but the invite comes with a list of rules, including a suggestion that members leave their cellphones in their vehicles. The 40-minute tour will take place Friday at the Ventura County Naval Base in Oxnard, Calif., according to the email invitation, obtained by The Daily Caller. The tours are meant to give members and staffers an inside look at how temporary facilities are being used to house illegal immigrant children...
  • Obama's HHS Forbids Congress from Talking to Kids in Border Crisis Shelters

    06/13/2014 9:26:29 PM PDT · by kingattax · 107 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jun 2014 | by Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas--The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is taking select Members of Congress on a secret tour of the temporary children’s shelter set up to house the children who entered the country illegally as part of the Texas border crisis. The tour will visit the temporary shelter set up at Naval Base Ventura County later this afternoon. The Congressional delegation will be given a 40-minute tour of the facility where they will witness the interior of the shelter and the care being provided for the unaccompanied minors while they are being housed in their facilities. An email obtained...
  • Buzzfeed Exclusive: White House Plans To Move 1,000 Immigrant Minors To Richmond, Baltimore

    06/13/2014 8:27:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 120 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Friday, June 13, 2014 | John Stanton
    The Obama administration plans to move as many as 1,000 unaccompanied minor migrants from Border Patrol facilities in Texas to facilities in Baltimore, Md., and Richmond, Va., in an effort to ease overcrowding and address the growing humanitarian crisis along the border. SNIP According to a “transportation flow chart” obtained by BuzzFeed, the administration will now begin resettling the children to an Office of Refugee Resettlement facility in Baltimore and to St. Paul’s College in Richmond. Both facilities can accommodate up to 500 beds, according to the document. According to the chart, DHS buses and planes, as well as commercial...
  • Article V Constitution: Mount Vernon Assembly [Live Web Stream Now! Today (6-12) & Tomorrow]

    The Mount Vernon Assembly – Indianapolis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Skip Brown skip.brown@iga.in.gov 317-232-9521 The Mount Vernon Assembly to Meet at Indiana Statehouse June 12 and 13 INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2014) – More than 100 state legislators representing 33 states will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on June 12 and 13 to continue establishing the rules and procedures needed for a future state-led convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as authorized by Article V of the Constitution. The meeting is a continuation of efforts that began in December 2013 at George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate...
  • [Baltimore] Mayor's Office: Downtown Building Won't Be Used To House Refugee Children

    06/12/2014 4:20:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    WBAL ^ | 6/11/2014
    It now appears a vacant building in downtown Baltimore won't house refugee children from Central America. A spokeswoman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told WBAL News that the former Metro West building on North Greene Street is no longer being considered as a place to house the children. Spokeswoman Caron Brace says aides to the mayor were informed of the decision during a meeting today with federal officials.. The building, once used by the Social Security Administration, was being considered as a place to house 9,500 children who were caught at the U.S. Mexican border last month. Mayor Rawlings-Blake, as well...
  • Major Coalition Sponsor Rally at U.S. Mexican Embassy in D.C. This Thursday to Free Our Marine

    06/10/2014 12:42:50 PM PDT · by lward99 · 21 replies
    Free Our Marine ^ | 6/10/2014 | Larry Ward
    WASHINGTON – Conservative Victory Political Action Committee and other prominent organizations and leaders are organizing a rally in front of the Mexican Embassy at 1911 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10 AM to 1 PM. Mexican authorities arrested U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi on March 31st, 2014, after he accidentally drove across the border with three legally owned guns. Tahmooressi immediately disclosed that he had his guns in his vehicle, and was cooperative with authorities at the border. Mexican prosecutors originally charged Tahmooressi with gun trafficking and he was taken to a Tijuana prison where...
  • Triple Crown Whiner 'Ashamed' of Tantrum over Belmont Loss

    06/09/2014 9:27:22 PM PDT · by This Just In · 113 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 9, 2014 | Elizabeth Sheld
    This morning on ABC News , Steve Coburn apologized for his sore loser remarks following the loss of California Chrome at the Belmont Stakes.
  • Democratshima - Detroit Photos Before and After (VANITY)

    06/09/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Or.. Democratrina. Far more destructive than any bomb or hurricane, Democrat locusts destroy lay waste to Detroit. This is the 'progress' they want for the rest of America.