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  • Wheelchair bound Maine man who shot home invader faces eviction for owning gun

    11/17/2015 10:42:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Some people just can’t seem to catch a break. Maine resident Harvey Lembo had suffered from a number of health issues which wound up landing him in a wheelchair. Then his apartment was broken into. Four times. Having had enough of being the target of criminals, Mr. Lembo went and purchased himself a handgun. On the night of the very same September day that he brought his new weapon home, criminals broke into his place for a fifth time, but on that occasion things ended differently. (CBS News) “I had the gun under my pillow. I reached out and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Planned Parenthood protester sued by Maine for yelling so loudly outside abortion...

    11/10/2015 3:16:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/10/15 | Ollie Gillman
    An anti-abortion protester is being sued by the state of Maine for yelling so loudly outside a Planned Parenthood clinic that he is disrupting healthcare.Evangelical Christian Brian Ingalls, 26, had a lawsuit filed against him by Maine's Attorney General Janet Mills under the state's civil rights act.Mills says Ingalls has the right to protest but not to intentionally disrupt appointments by shouting at patients and medical staff during counseling sessions.Ingalls is often seen outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland, Maine, on Fridays and shouts up to patients on the second floor to tell them his views on abortion.Last...
  • The Universal Notebook: Sick of guns, sick of intimidation

    11/10/2015 7:34:47 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    theforecaster.net ^ | 11/9/2015 | edgar allan beem
    On Election Day, I signed the Maine Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense petition to once again try to close the gun-show loophole that allows anyone with a fistful of dollars to purchase a gun without a background check. Many of the other people coming out of the polling place signed, too, but I despair of such a reasonable measure ever passing. Why? Because we live in a gun-sick society.
  • Analysis: Bevin Win in Kentucky Underscores Decimated Democratic Party Under Obama

    11/04/2015 2:30:55 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | Guy Benson
    Last night's off-year elections produced a number of noteworthy outcomes, none larger than Republican Matt Bevin's upset victory in Kentucky's gubernatorial race. Bevin ran as a hard-charging outsider conservative, warts and all. Public polls gave his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, a modest but stable lead throughout the race's home stretch, averaging out to a three-point Conway advantage in a three-way contest. They were off by double digits. Bevin won handily:DailyKos tweet at link ... Bevin, boosted by a massive investment from national Republicans and help from his former nemisis Mitch McConnell, nationalized the race, tying Conway to President Obama at...
  • College Prof: You Have No Right to More Than One Child

    11/03/2015 12:11:55 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 71 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 11/02/2015 | Matthew Archbold
    A philosophy professor at Bowdoin College, Sarah Conly, really misses China's One-Child policy. I mean, really misses it. She even wrote a book called "One Child: Do We Have a Right to More..." I'm not going to buy that book but she was kind enough to write a column in the Boston Globe putting her anti-human kookiness on display for everyone to see. In it, she bemoans China ending its one-child policy and asks "Is this really a good thing?" She thinks not. She writes, "the idea that people should limit the number of children they have to just one...
  • Recreational weed laws could be in for a change

    11/02/2015 11:48:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 2, 2015 | Washington Examiner Staff
    Sen. Bernie Sanders brought marijuana into the national conversation last week, calling for legalizing and regulating the drug. Under his plan, people in possession of the substance would be treated no differently than people smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol. By removing marijuana from the list of dangerous drugs, Sanders' move would allow states to legalize the marijuana without Washington having a say. Beyond campaign speeches meant to appeal to young voters, a host of state ballot initiatives on marijuana will be greeting voters next November. In California, which became the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, residents may...
  • Maine's Bowdoin College drops the name of Jefferson Davis from scholarship, will return money to UDC

    10/22/2015 5:54:06 PM PDT · by Rebeleye · 8 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 22 October 2015 | Beth Brogan
    Bowdoin College will no longer bestow the Jefferson Davis Award... The annual cash award to a student of government and legal studies who excels in constitutional law was named for the Confederate president. It was established in 1972 with an endowed gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy, according to a news release from the college. In 1858, Davis received an honorary degree from Bowdoin College... The entire current value of the endowed fund will be returned to the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
  • Historian discusses 'Gods and Generals'

    01/30/2003 8:52:27 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 40 replies · 568+ views
    Register & Bee ^ | Jan 29, 2003 | CATHY KOPLEN
    DANVILLE, Va. - Dr. James I. "Buddy" Robertson said Wednesday that emotion is the key element in the movie "Gods and Generals."Robertson, a renowned Civil War historian, was the historical consultant on the Warner Bros./Ted Turner movie that features Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson as its main character."Gods and Generals" is an adaptation of a book written by Jeff Shaara and is the prequel to "The Killer Angels," on which the film "Gettysburg" was based.The movie deviates from the book with a healthy dose of Jackson's character taken from Robertson's biography."This is the greatest Civil War movie ever made,"...
  • The Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    06/30/2010 3:47:19 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 30, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The War Between the States Sesquicentennial, 150th Anniversary, runs from 2010 through 2015.
  • Movie reviewer offers critique of Gods and Generals

    03/04/2003 9:22:05 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 12 replies · 1,278+ views
    TN Baptist Convention ^ | 26 February 2003 | Phil Boatwright
    The sweeping Civil War epic begins in early 1861 and continues through 1863, just prior to the Battle of Gettysburg. Focusing on the leadership of the Norths Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (Jeff Daniels), one of the Unions finest military leaders, and two extraordinary Confederate generals, Robert E. Lee (Robert Duvall) and Thomas Stonewall Jackson (Stephen Lang), the story examines in detail the strategies, sacrifices, and religious nature of these three men.At 3 hours and 49 minutes, with a built-in 12-minute intermission, it is, alas, not a perfect film. Nearly every conversation in the first half has the characters speaking in...
  • Remembering the Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    07/21/2009 5:35:10 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 31 replies · 912+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 21, 2009 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The story of the Battle of Gettysburg and 50th Anniversary Reunion would make for a heart-warming and touching TV Historic mini-series or Hollywood movie.
  • Neither Fools Nor Cowards(Excellent read)

    05/14/2005 6:27:08 AM PDT · by kellynla · 16 replies · 773+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | May 13, 2005 | Eliot A. Cohen
    Soldier and scholar, the sword and the book. Despite some remarkable individuals distinguished in both fields--Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, hero of Gettysburg and a professor who ended the war as one of Grant's favorite generals, or Gen. John Galvin, Supreme Allied Commander Europe in the 1980s and a noted historian of the American Revolution--the academy and barracks often look askance at one another. While the United States is in the midst of a war that obliterated part of their city, the university senate at Columbia University recently voted overwhelmingly to ban the Reserve Officer Training Corps from returning to the campus....
  • A deeply religious movie about war: Kinsolving on his role as Gen. Barksdale in 'Gods & Generals'

    02/11/2003 12:42:39 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 18 replies · 657+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, February 11, 2003 | Les Kinsolving
    Even though it chronicles one half of the Eastern sector of the bloodiest war ever fought on American soil, the new movie "Gods & Generals," is one of the most deeply religious movies ever produced. In every one of the four Gospels, there is that account of the violence of Jesus Christ. For after a brief sermonette of one verse, he took "a small scourge of cords" and used it to whip the money changers and sacrificial animal salesmen out of the Temple in Jerusalem. Two of the most devoutly religious and courageous soldiers in American history were Thomas Jonathan...
  • This Day In History - Civil War July 2, 1863 The second day of battle at Gettysburg

    1863 : The second day of battle at Gettysburg General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia attacks General George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac at both Culp's Hill and Little Round Top, but fails to move the Yankees from their positions. On the north end of the line, or the Union's right flank, Confederates from General Richard Ewell's corps struggled up Culp's Hill, which was steep and heavily wooded, before being turned back by heavy Union fire. But the most significant action was on the south end of the Union line. General James Longstreet's corps launched an attack...
  • The Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    07/03/2011 5:17:31 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 91 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | July 3, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Fifty years had passed since the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1st- 3rd, 1863.
  • 1913 Gettysburg Reunion of Blue and Gray

    06/15/2013 2:53:18 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 262 replies
    Huntington News ^ | June 14, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    A highlight of the reunion was the Confederate Veterans walk on the path of Gen. George Picketts charge that was greeted, this time, by a handshake from the Union Veterans.
  • Last full measure

    07/03/2005 8:03:44 AM PDT · by Valin · 16 replies · 459+ views
    Powerline ^ | 6/3/05 | Scott Johnson
    We missed our opportunity yesterday to pay tribute to the heroes of Gettysburg Day 2, the decisive day of the battle. Among the heroes who saved the Union on July 2, 1863 were the 282 men of the First Minnesota Volunteers. Their story cannot be told often enough, and Mackubin Thomas Owens made it the centerpiece of his terrific 2003 "Reflections on Memorial Day." As John has previously observed here: The pivot of American history turns on the second day at Gettysburg, and, while thousands of men fought gallantly on both sides that day, there were two points where the...
  • Happy 234th birthday America!

    06/25/2010 3:58:54 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 17 replies
    Huntington News ^ | June 25, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Do young people know who Gen. Robert Edward Lee, Major Gen. George Edward Pickett and Major Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain were?
  • Remembering the Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    07/03/2012 3:28:07 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 53 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 3, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Do you know who Gen. Robert Edward Lee, Major Gen. George Edward Pickett and Major Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain were?
  • Bowdoin College drops award honoring Confederate president

    10/22/2015 11:05:41 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 59 replies
    BDN Staff ^ | Oct. 22, 2015 | By Beth Brogan,
    BRUNSWICK, Maine Bowdoin College will no longer bestow the Jefferson Davis Award, after the colleges board of trustees voted to approve President Clayton Roses proposal to end the practice. The annual cash award to a student of government and legal studies who excels in constitutional law was named for the Confederate president. It was established in 1972 with an endowed gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy, according to a news release from the college. In 1858, Davis received an honorary degree from Bowdoin College.
  • Apology letter:'I messed up and slit your throat' Connor MacCalister admits to murder

    10/08/2015 8:13:49 PM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | 10/08/2015 | n/a
    A woman accused of fatally stabbing a stranger in a Maine supermarket pleaded guilty to murder and requested a life sentence on Thursday, disregarding her lawyer's recommendation that she use an insanity defense. Connor MacCalister is charged with killing 59-year-old Wendy Boudreau at a Shaw's in Saco in August. MacCalister, 31, was born Tanisha Hopkins and previously identified herself as a transgender man but asked to be referred to as a woman in court. MacCalister told police she had gone to the store to kill "several random people," according to an affidavit. Court records show that MacCalister said she was...
  • Maine election-year battle over welfare for asylum seekers on-going

    10/07/2015 1:12:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 21, 2014 | Ann Corcoran
    Maine election-year battle over welfare for asylum seekers on-going Maine election-year battle over welfare for asylum seekers on-going Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 21, 2014 We have reported on the problem in Maine for months (years!). The gist of it is that Maine has had a wonderland of welfare for immigrants (that is what brought the first Somalis to Lewiston years ago) and now the LePage Administration is trying to cut back social services to asylum seekers. (The federal government does not give welfare to asylum seekers until they have become legitimate legal refugees.) Apparently the word got out...
  • Lewiston, Maine: Muslims Demand Mayors Resignation for Asking Them to Assimilate

    10/01/2015 10:01:24 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 89 replies
    pamgeller.com ^ | Oct 12, 20 | Pam Geller
    This is how far we have fallen: an American mayor asks immigrants to America to become Americans and adopt American values, as all immigrants did in the past, and they're demanding his resignation. Of course, we've seen it many times: Muslims do not adapt. Non-Muslims must adapt to them. And so it is here. But if our society and culture were healthy, the President and politicians all over the country would be rushing to the aid of Lewiston's mayor, instead of letting him twist in the wind.
  • The Bushes having lunch at a Biker Bar in Maine.

    09/27/2015 4:27:46 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 60 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9/25/2015 | Bentley's
    George and Barbara Bush had lunch at Bentley's, a biker bar in Arundel Maine on Friday. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207924647499841&set=gm.10153750936031162&type=3&theater
  • Slain Christian's head allegedly bashed by Muslim 'refugees'

    08/27/2015 1:06:54 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 25, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    A judge on Monday unsealed the court documents of a grisly murder of a Christian man, allegedly at the hands of three Muslim immigrants in Portland, Maine. In those documents, which had been sealed since the three men were charged Aug. 11, police said they found the brutally beaten body of Freddy Akoa lying on the living-room floor in his apartment. He was the victim of a savage attack that took place over several hours. According to the autopsy report, he had cuts and bruises all over his body, with the fatal blows coming to his head. Akoa, who had...
  • Black Lives Matter voice in Maine: Use white privilege to disrupt it

    09/23/2015 9:51:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | September 23, 2015 | Beth Brogan
    BRUNSWICK, Maine Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson was welcomed back to Bowdoin College on Tuesday with the sound of hundreds of fingers snapping. This form of applause is reserved only for certain speakers with whom students feel a special kinship, according to Ashley Bomboka, president of the colleges African-American Society. Mckesson, a 2007 graduate of Bowdoin, returned to visit classes, meet with new college President Clayton Rose and speak about his experiences as perhaps the most visible face of the Black Lives Matter movement. Tuesday afternoons conversation, The Intersection Between Education and Justice, was moderated by Bomboka and Bowdoin...
  • Pennsylvania charge man in Timothy Davison's shooting death

    09/21/2015 8:31:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Lewiston-Auburn Sun-Journal ^ | September 21, 2015 | Staff
    A man already in jail on murder charges also has been charged in the 2014 shooting death of Timothy "Asti" Davison, according to news and social media reports. Davison, 28, of Poland was traveling north on Interstate 81 at about 2:10 a.m. Jan. 4, 2014, when he reported to police that he was being chased and shot at by someone in a Ford Ranger-style truck, according to Pennsylvania State Police. On Monday, the District Attorney in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, announced John Wayne Strawser, 38 who is being held on charges related to the slaying of a woman earlier this year,...
  • Corker: WH foreign policy talks 'bizarre'

    05/23/2014 1:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Top White House officials have reportedly been holding private meetings with lawmakers this week to boost support for the presidents foreign policy strategy, although the outreach effort appears to have left some lawmakers confused and upset. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described a meeting with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice earlier this week as one of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country. I know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion, Corker added, according...
  • Maine: The Second Amendment Is The Right To Carry Concealed

    09/18/2015 7:56:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 9/17/2015 | unknown
    With only two stipulations that do infringe the right to carry, it seems to be the best state law passed this year for 2nd Amendment rights. The two stipulations are that first, you must be at or over 21 years of age, and that you must tell an officer that you are carrying in a traffic stop.
  • If Pentagon cancels third Zumwalt destroyer, a lot of work lost at BIW

    09/14/2015 10:37:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | September 14, 2015 | WHIT RICHARDSON
    The Pentagon is considering whether to cancel construction of one of the next-generation destroyers being built at Bath Iron Works, a move that would imperil jobs at Maines fifth-largest private employer. Several reports said the Defense Department is trying to decide whether to complete construction of the USS Lyndon B. Johnson, the last of three Zumwalt-class destroyers, even though the vessel already is more than 40 percent complete. Its a topic to be reviewed in the next few weeks by teams formed by the Pentagons independent cost-assessment office, according to a report by Bloomberg News that cited an Aug. 25...
  • Exclusive: Small Town America Transformed By Somali Migrants

    09/14/2015 12:39:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    Family security Matters ^ | July 16,2010 | by PAUL L. WILLIAMS, PHD
    This problem is crystallized by the present situation is Lewiston, Maine, where African Muslims, many from the Bantu tribe, began arriving in 2001 at the rate of 100 a month. Mohammed Maye, the president of the African Community and Refugee Center in Clarkston, Georgia posted a map of Lewiston on the wall of his office. Go to Maine, he advised the Somali immigrants. Abdullahi Abdullahi, the president of the Somali Community Development Organization in Clarkston, upheld this advice by telling his fellow countrymen that, unlike Georgia, Maine has terribly cold winters, but the welfare system is better. Lewiston, indeed, was...
  • Maine firm thinks it has solution to New Englands energy woes

    09/05/2015 4:33:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 9-4-15 | Darren Fishell
    It just so happens that climate-changing carbon dioxide, worked up to a semi-liquid state, could play a part in reducing emissions of its gaseous counterpart and helping to solve New Englands energy challenges. And it could create a range of new jobs in Maine, too. David Stapp, president of the Wiscasset-based Peregrine Turbine Technologies, said the properties of carbon dioxide in a supercritical state and its suitability for propelling a turbine arent new. But the circular system his company is developing for heating that supercritical carbon dioxide could be the new take on an old technology that helps...
  • 30-Foot-Long Basking Shark That Washed Up on Maine Beach Dies Despite Rescue Efforts

    09/04/2015 4:42:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/03/15 | AVIANNE TAN
    Beachgoers in Lubec, Maine, near the Canadian border, tried to save a 30-foot-long basking shark that recently washed ashore, according to a video showing the desperate rescue attempt. Onlooker Mark Olsen recorded the video Wednesday morning, when more than a dozen people spent several hours pouring buckets of ocean water into the large shark's gills and onto its skin. The 30-foot-long shark can be seen immobile, lying on its side with a bloodied fin in the video. Despite the efforts to save the shark, it died Wednesday afternoon, according to Lubec Town Administrator John Sutherland. He said the College of...
  • New survey shows depth of Jeb's Bush dynasty problem

    08/29/2015 6:38:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/27/15 | Byron York
    How bad is Jeb Bush's Bush problem? A new Quinnipiac poll suggests it is very bad. The national survey shows Bush running well behind Donald Trump and Ben Carson, tied for third place in the GOP race with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. But that is not the most serious problem for Bush in the poll. Quinnipiac pollsters asked respondents a simple, open-ended question: "What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Jeb Bush?" Quinnipiac published a table of all the responses given five or more times. Here is the list of the top eight...
  • Christian man allegedly killed by 3 Muslim immigrants in Maine...

    08/26/2015 6:02:21 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 39 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Leo Homan
    program. A judge on Monday unsealed the court documents of a grisly murder of a Christian man, allegedly at the hands of three Muslim immigrants in Portland, Maine. In those documents, which had been sealed since the three men were charged Aug. 11, police said they found the brutally beaten body of Freddy Akoa lying on the living-room floor in his apartment. He was the victim of a savage attack that took place over several hours. According to the autopsy report, he had cuts and bruises all over his body, with the fatal blows coming to his head. Akoa, who...
  • San Diego Businessman Gave $300K to Defeat Maine Gay Marriage Law: Report

    08/24/2015 1:50:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    A San Diego businessman was one of the largest donors to the National Organization for Marriage's efforts to defeat Maine's gay marriage law in 2009, according to a campaign disclosure report. San Diego business leader Terry Caster donated $300,000 according to the report dated Friday. The group went to court three different times to shield its list of donors who contributed more than $2 million combined, all of which was funneled to Stand for Marriage Maine, the political action committee that led the repeal effort.
  • Trans Deaths, White Privilege

    08/22/2015 1:21:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 21, 2015 | Jennifer Finney Boylan
    IT was snowing in Maine on Jan. 9. Id been to the dentists the day before. The staff there were pleasant enough when I changed genders 12 years ago. Well just change your forms, the receptionist had said, cheerfully. Its no problem. That day, Papi Edwards, 20, a transgender woman of color, was shot to death outside a hotel in Louisville, Ky. If youd told me in 2000, as a transgender woman just coming out, that I was a person of privilege, Id have angrily lectured you about exactly how heavy the burden Id been carrying was. It had nearly...
  • Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States

    08/19/2015 8:51:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    HealthDay News ^ | August 19, 2015 | Alan Mozes
    Drug-resistant head lice are very likely coming to a school near you, U.S. investigators warn. At least 25 states host lice populations that don't respond to common over-the-counter treatments, a new analysis reveals. Permethrin, part of the pyrethroid class of insecticides, has long been the go-to weapon against head lice, mosquitoes, bedbugs and other insects. But continued exposure to permethrin has caused a huge swath of the dreaded insects to develop genetic mutations that render such drugs useless. "It's a very classic resistance story. ... Head lice, which can't jump or fly, transmit by direct physical contact. They quickly infest...
  • Maine DEA: EBT Cards Are Being Used to Buy Drugs

    08/19/2015 8:43:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/18/2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agents revealed yesterday that EBT cards (debit cards that are loaded with funds for welfare programs, like SNAP and TANF) are being used as currency to buy drugs. In the past 11 months, MDEA agents have found 40 EBT cards in 25 drug enforcement operations.
  • Whip list: How many Democrats oppose Obama's Iran nuclear deal? (Only 9 Congressmen and 1 Senator)

    08/10/2015 2:26:02 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 4:33 PM ET, Mon August 10, 2015 | Tal Kopan and Deirdre Walsh
    House Democrats who are a "no" on the deal (9 of 44 needed to override potential veto): Steve Israel, New York Nita Lowey, New York Ted Deutch, Florida Grace Meng, New York Kathleen Rice, New York Albio Sires, New Jersey Juan Vargas, California Eliot Engel, New York Brad Sherman, California Note: 150 House Democrats signed a May letter supporting the then-unfinished Iran negotiations and none have come out against the deal since it was completed. Senate Democrats who are a "no" (1 of 13 needed to override potential veto): Chuck Schumer, New York Senate Democrats who are a "yes": Tammy...
  • Fargo, ND (and everywhere else) to be slammed with new refugees in next seven weeks

    08/08/2015 7:48:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Why the next seven weeks? Because fiscal year 2015 ends on September 30th and the settlers in the US State Department and in their contracting agencies want to hit the Obama target of 70,000 for the year and they have (as of July 31), 18,470 more to go! Actually that 70,000 figure that Obama announced in his Presidential Determination Letter to Congress last September is meant to be a ceiling, not a goal that they necessarily have to hit. However, since the contractors are paid by the head and they have salaries and office overhead to pay, they always try...
  • Senate support grows for Iran deal

    08/05/2015 7:06:57 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | Aug 5 2015 | BURGESS EVERETT
    President Barack Obamas Iran deal looks increasingly likely to survive a challenge from congressional Republicans after several swing Democrats said they would back the deal just as the Senate sped toward recess on Wednesday. Minutes after Senate leaders locked in an agreement to begin debating the nuclear deal on Sept. 8, Independent Maine Sen. Angus King came to the floor to announce his support for the agreement. Kings decision will make it hard for GOP opponents to block the lifting of legislative sanctions when the Senate votes no later than Sept. 17. Story Continued Below This is the most difficult...
  • Maine Supreme Court rules 65 bills in question are law [LePage waited to long to veto]

    08/06/2015 11:43:53 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    WMTW.com ^ | 08/06/2015 | Paul Merrill
    Maines highest court has ruled that Gov. Paul LePage waited too long to veto 65 bills. The bills will now become law. The ruling was unanimous. The LePage administration took the fight to Maines Supreme Court last month. The governors position was that he had more than the normal 10 days to veto the bills because the legislature adjourned on June 30 without setting a specific date to return. Legislative leaders from both parties said that was not the case and that the vetoes the governor tried to return on June 16 came too late. All six justices agree that...
  • Stephen King proposes Trump campaign slogan: 'If you're white, you're all right!'

    08/05/2015 6:50:47 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 103 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 8/6/2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Author Stephen King slammed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday, suggesting the GOP frontrunner is running a racist campaign. "How's this for a Trump campaign slogan: IF YOU'RE WHITE, YOU'RE ALL RIGHT! ANY OTHER HUE, I DON'T TRUST YOU," King tweeted on Wednesday.
  • Maine Democrats to rename annual dinner on intolerance concerns

    08/05/2015 2:53:36 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 16 replies
    BDN Maine ^ | Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 | By Christopher Cousins
    AUGUSTA, Maine The Maine Democratic Party is in the process of choosing a new name for its annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in an effort to distance itself from two prominent historical figures whose legacies recently became tarnished by intolerance. Jeremy Kennedy, the partys executive director, said the change has been discussed informally since last year but the topic has taken on new urgency recently in the wake of a racially motivated shooting in South Carolina and the ensuing debate over the display of the Confederate flag. Over the last year, the conversation has gained some more seriousness and depth and...
  • Maine court: Anti-gay marriage group must disclose donors

    08/04/2015 10:25:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 4, 2015 5:59 PM EDT | Alanna Durkin
    Maines highest court on Tuesday rejected a national anti-gay marriage groups latest bid to shield the identities of the donors who contributed to its effort to defeat the states gay marriage law in 2009. The National Organization for Marriage had sought permission to delay submitting a campaign finance report that the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices ordered it to file last year when it fined the group $50,250 for its involvement in overturning the law supporting same-sex marriage six years ago. But the Maine Supreme Judicial Court said Tuesday that NOM cant put off filing the report...
  • Maine Leads Nation in Food Stamp Reduction

    07/31/2015 5:28:49 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 5 replies
    The Maine Wire ^ | July 30, 2015 | Patrick Marvin
    The Maine Wire Maine Leads Nation in Food Stamp Reduction By Patrick Marvin July 30, 2015 According to recently released data from the U.S.D.A, Maine is leading the nation with its reduction in the number of individuals who are utilizing the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as the food stamp program. Between April 2014 and April 2015, 12.4% fewer individuals participated in the food stamp program in Maine, the highest percent reduction of any state in that time frame. Maines 12.4% reduction represents a decrease of approximately 28,000 individuals who are no longer enrolled in the program which...
  • Audit finds 22 of 23 taxpayer-backed ObamaCare co-ops lost money in 2014

    07/30/2015 8:54:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 30, 2015
    Under resident Barack Obama's overhaul, taxpayers provided $2.4 billion in loans to get the co-ops going, but only one out of 23 -- the one in Maine -- made money last year ... Another one, the Iowa/Nebraska co-op, was shut down by regulators over financial concerns. The audit by the Health and Human Services inspector general's office also found that 13 of the 23 lagged far behind their 2014 enrollment projections. The probe raised concerns about whether federal loans will be repaid, and ... Just last week, the Louisiana Health Cooperative announced it would cease offering coverage next year