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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 August 2015

    08/30/2015 4:51:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 150 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 August 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows August 30th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal; Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans.THIS WEEK (ABC): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Jindal; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sanders; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
  • Black Lives Matter Protesters Chant: ‘Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon’ [VIDEO]

    08/29/2015 6:14:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/29/15 | Chuck Ross
    Black Lives Matter protesters marching on the Minnesota state fair on Saturday spewed violent anti-cop rheotric just hours after a Harris County, Tex. sheriff’s deputy was ambushed and executed at a Houston-area gas station.“Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon,” activists with the St. Paul, Minn. branch of Black Lives Matter chanted while marching behind a group of police officers down a highway just south of the state fair grounds.WATCH:https://twitter.com/AFRICANAMERICA1/status/637712512947896320 Carrying signs reading “End White Supremacy” and “Black Lives Matter,” the protesters railed against racial inequality, the criminal justice system and policing. Besides issuing the chant calling cops by...
  • Democratic Party Lags In Money Before Presidential Year

    08/28/2015 9:42:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    MyWay.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Julie Bykowicz
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor.
  • Instead of jail, Minnesota judge orders ISIS recruit to 'rehab'

    08/25/2015 7:04:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/25/2015 | Rick Moran
    Can a Mulsim fanatic who wanted to join ISIS be "de-radicalized" so that he's no longer a threat to society? A Minnesota judge thinks so. He ordered Abdullahi Yusuf, who pleaded guilty to giving material support to terrorism, to leave jail and report to a halfway house where a counselor would presumably deprogram him. Oh - the half way house has absolutely no experience in "deradicalizing" Muslim terrorists. Daily Beast: Abdullahi Yusuf of Minnesota was allowed to depart from jail and stay at a halfway home after he pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to the so-called Islamic...
  • Protesters rally at Planned Parenthood in St. Paul (Minnesota)

    08/23/2015 8:53:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    startribune.com ^ | August 22, 2015 | Jean Hopfensperger Star Tribune
    Hundreds of protesters rallied in front of Planned Parenthood offices in St. Paul on Saturday morning as part of a national day of protest against the organization over its alleged handling of fetal tissue. The protest was sparked by the recent release of videos that purport to show Planned Parenthood’s national medical director discussing the sale of fetal tissue to alleged medical researchers. Planned Parenthood has argued the videos were heavily edited and the conversation was taken out of context. Although protesters were reporting crowds of more than 4,000, St. Paul police spokesman Sgt. Paul Paulos said they numbered “less...
  • S.F. billionaire quietly funds Ron Paul super PAC (Peter Thiel, homosexual, GOProud fundraiser)

    02/27/2012 6:27:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 2/26/12 | Richard S. Dunham,Carla Marinucci
    Ron Paul revels in the fact that he is the presidential candidate of America's small donors, receiving more contributions under $200 than any other Republican seeking the White House in 2012. But, like every other GOP presidential contender, he also has a mega-millionaire "sugar daddy" helping to fund a super PAC that is promoting Paul's candidacy. Yet while Newt Gingrich underwriter Sheldon Adelson and Rick Santorum super-supporter Foster Friess have shared the campaign stage - and the national political spotlight - with their candidates, Paul's benefactor, San Francisco entrepreneur Peter Thiel, has never met the Texas congressman he's aiding.
  • S.F. billionaire quietly funds Ron Paul super PAC

    02/26/2012 12:39:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 48 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/26/12 | Richard S. Dunham, Carla Marinucci
    Ron Paul revels in the fact that he is the presidential candidate of America's small donors, receiving more contributions under $200 than any other Republican seeking the White House in 2012.But, like every other GOP presidential contender, he also has a mega-millionaire "sugar daddy" helping to fund a super PAC that is promoting Paul's candidacy.Yet while Newt Gingrich underwriter Sheldon Adelson and Rick Santorum super-supporter Foster Friess have shared the campaign stage - and the national political spotlight - with their candidates, Paul's benefactor, San Francisco entrepreneur Peter Thiel, has never met the Texas congressman he's aiding.Who is this mystery...
  • As gun-carrying permits reach historic levels in Minnesota, related crimes remain in check

    08/22/2015 5:12:54 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 8/22/15 | David Chanen
    A record 200,000 Minnesotans now have permits to carry handguns, an increasingly diverse group that includes two men who recently made split-second, life-altering decisions to fire their weapons. In 2003, the year Minnesota passed its permit-to-carry law, 15,000 five-year permits were issued. The number issued annually then decreased for several years. But by 2014, 184,985 Minnesotans held permits. Today, one in 20 Minnesotans has a permit, 19 percent of them women. Opponents had feared that the law would lead to a surge in shootings and gun deaths. But Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension data show that fatalities involving permit holders...
  • Hundreds expected at St. Paul Planned Parenthood protest

    08/20/2015 7:36:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    GANNET KARE ^ | 8/20/15
    Hundreds of people are expected to participate in a protest at a St. Paul Planned Parenthood this weekend.Pro-Life Action Ministries, as well as other pro-life organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens will protest at the St. Paul Planned Parenthood, 671 Vandalia St., Saturday, from 9-11 a.m. The protest is part of a day of protests at Planned Parenthood offices across the country.The planned demonstrations follow the recent release of undercover videos that abortion opponents claim show the trafficking of body parts harvested from aborted children. Last month, hundreds protested outside the St. Paul facility, calling for the government to cut...
  • [MN] Local Planned Parenthood weathers storm

    08/15/2015 7:38:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Mpls (Red) Star Tribune ^ | 8/15/15 | Glenn Howat
    If they’re feeling any heat from the national firestorm over fetal-tissue donation, leaders of Planned Parenthood’s local affiliate aren’t showing it. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon, they opened a new $3 million women’s health clinic in Little Canada, surrounded by supporters and applauded by civic leaders, including St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. “We’ve been in the news a lot lately,” said Sarah Stoesz, president of Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. But the real issue, she insisted, is the future of federal funding for birth control and other medical services. As Stoesz has stressed repeatedly in...
  • Are we witnessing another collapse of the party system?

    08/15/2015 5:23:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    personalliberty.com ^ | Bob Livingston
    I know it’s still early, but it’s beginning to appear this election cycle that conventional wisdom may not hold. The pundit class and the establishment politicians inhabiting the insular bubble that is the District of Criminals are flummoxed. They can’t fathom why the hoi polloi will not fall in line behind establishment-approved candidates (and there are several, but particularly they are Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton). Some pundits are even offering to turn in their “pundit license.” For example, The Washington Post’s Charles Lane told Brett Baier on Fox News’ Special Report last week: “I think I’m going to have...
  • Al Franken backs Iran deal, 5th of 9 Jewish Senate Democrats to do so

    08/13/2015 9:44:01 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 63 replies
    JTA ^ | aug 13 2015 | JTA
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Al Franken endorsed the Iran nuclear deal, becoming the fifth of nine Jewish senators to back the agreement. “Many have expressed reservations about the deal, and I share some of those reservations,” Franken, D-Minn., wrote in an Op-Ed on CNN’s website. “It isn’t a perfect agreement,” he said. “But it is a strong one. This agreement is, in my opinion, the most effective, realistic way to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon anytime in the next 15 years.”
  • Trump: Iraq war elevated Iran

    08/13/2015 10:39:27 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 48 replies
    NJ. com ^ | Aug 13 2015 | Jonathan Salant
    WASHINGTON — Businessman Donald Trump said Iran is as powerful as it is today because President George W. Bush's war on Iraq took out its main adversary. Trump, speaking on the Fox News Channel "Hannity," said he opposed Bush's decision to go to war against Iraq based on claims that the country had weapons of mass destruction. The weapons were never found, and Bush's brother and fellow GOP presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, said in May that "knowing what we know now I would not have engaged—I would not have gone into Iraq." Trump said that he warned...
  • Jesse Ventura open to playing second banana on Trump ticket

    08/12/2015 4:18:50 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 72 replies
    the hill ^ | August 12 2015 | BRADFORD RICHARDSON
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura suggested Tuesday that he’d be glad to be Donald Trump’s running mate. “Do you think Donald would ever think of asking me?” Ventura said during an interview on his “Off the Grid” show with former Trump adviser Roger Stone .
  • White Bear Lake stabbing victim was in key U.S. Supreme Court case

    08/12/2015 5:36:12 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8/10/2015 | Frederick Melo
    On a summer's day in 1987, Minneapolis police surrounded a woman's home in the northeast corner of the city and heard their suspect's voice inside. "Tell them I left," said Robert Darren Olson. The officers forced their way in. An Amoco gas station attendant had been shot dead on University Avenue the day before, and one of the suspects, the money and the murder weapon were already in custody. Police had been tipped off that their second suspect, the getaway driver, spent his nights at the duplex. They found Olson hiding in the closet. He was later convicted of aggravated...
  • Vikings led NFL in arrests over past five years, report says

    08/12/2015 5:23:27 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-10-15 | Marino Eccher
    The Vikings are atop the NFL leaderboard in the dubious category of arrests over the past five years, according to one reporter's new tally. Mike Rosenberg, a Seattle-based freelancer, tweeted a chart Monday of NFL players arrested since August 2010: Vikings players have been collared 18 times over that time, he found. That edges the Denver Broncos (16 arrests), and Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13 each). Around the NFC North, the Bears and Lions have each seen 11 arrests, while the Packers have had eight.
  • Answers Tough To Find After Cyclist Hit By Chunk Of Concrete (Play Guess the Description)

    08/10/2015 7:18:17 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 40 replies
    WCCO ^ | 8/9/15 | Nina Moini
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A cyclist in Minneapolis never saw what hit him, but a witness said it was a vicious attack. Mackenzie Jensen has a fractured jaw after someone threw a chunk of concrete at his face from a passing vehicle. Jensen was biking on 41st Street in south Minneapolis Friday afternoon when it happened. He wasn’t doing anything wrong when police say a man drove by in a white Bronco, hurling a concrete chunk the size of a brick at Mackenzie’s head. Police say witnesses saw the man wore a glove, his hands protected from the rough cement. While...
  • 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...
  • Police: Teenager shot, killed while attempting to rob adults in St. Paul [CCW]

    08/06/2015 10:04:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 90 replies
    bringmethenews.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | By Shaymus McLaughlin
    A 16-year-old West. St. Paul boy was fatally shot by an individual police say he was trying to rob. The boy was killed when police say he, along with three other teenagers, approached two adults near Summit Avenue and Mississippi Boulevard in St. Paul last Friday night, according to FOX 9. Police say the teenager pulled a gun on the adults, FOX 9 reports. One of the robbery victims, with a valid permit to carry, took out his own firearm and shot the boy, according to authorities. The teen who died was later identified by family members as Lavauntai Broadbent,...
  • 4 Teens Charged after Man with Gun Permit Kills Armed Robber in St. Paul

    08/05/2015 9:10:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 53 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/5/15 | Jennie Lissarrague
    More details have been released about the moments leading up to an armed robbery in St. Paul that left the 16-year-old suspect dead. Four teens have been charged in connection to the incident: 16-year-old Donte Edward Foster of Woodbury, 17-year-old Malcolm James Devion Golden of St. Paul, 16-year-old Kendell Anthony Lewis of St. Paul and 16-year-old Nautica Delshaun Cox of St. Paul. The alleged crimes started at 4:40 a.m. Friday, July 31, after a man reported that his silver sedan had been stolen from an alley behind his house. Two loaded guns were inside the vehicle, the victim reported. Ten...
  • In Zimbabwe, We Don’t Cry for Lions

    08/05/2015 12:32:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/05/2015 | By GOODWELL NZOU
    Winston-Salem, N.C. — MY mind was absorbed by the biochemistry of gene editing when the text messages and Facebook posts distracted me. So sorry about Cecil. Did Cecil live near your place in Zimbabwe? Cecil who? I wondered. When I turned on the news and discovered that the messages were about a lion killed by an American dentist, the village boy inside me instinctively cheered: One lion fewer to menace families like mine. My excitement was doused when I realized that the lion killer was being painted as the villain. I faced the starkest cultural contradiction I’d experienced during my...
  • Walker, Clinton Lead in Minnesota; General Closer than 2008 and 2012

    08/05/2015 10:28:07 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 18 replies
    PPP ^ | 8/5/15 | Tom Jensen
    Donald Trump may be running the tabl e in national polls these days, but PPP's new Minnesota poll finds that Scott Wa lker is continuing to hold his own in the Midwest. Walker narrowly leads the GOP fiel d in the state with 19% to 18% for Trump, 15% for Jeb Bush, 11% for Ben Carson, 7% fo r Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% each for Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, 4% fo r Chris Christie, and 3% each for Carly Fiorina and John Kasich. Rounding out the GOP field with minimal support are Bobby Jindal at 1%,...
  • Cecil the lion killer's $1million Florida vacation home vandalized with graffiti and pigs feet...

    08/04/2015 6:39:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/4/15 | Ashley Collman
    Angry vandals defaced the vacation home of lion killer Walter J Palmer overnight on Monday, while also littering the American dentist's driveway with pig's feet in a show of outrage over the death of a beloved lion named Cecil. Pictures taken Tuesday morning outside the 55-year-old's $1million vacation home in Marco Island, Florida show the garage door spray painted with the words 'Lion killer!' and a handful of orange pig's feet scattered across the front of the house. Palmer has been in hiding ever since he was identified last month as the big game hunter behind the cruel killing of...
  • Federal judge tries to take nuanced approach in terror cases

    08/03/2015 8:19:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    The (Minneapolis) Chronicle-Telegram ^ | July 31, 2015 | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before — a young Somali-American who hadn’t previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group. The 6-foot-5 Davis, who can make defendants fidget with his long, drawn-out silences, stressed the gravity of the charges and tried to gauge whether this particular young man was truly dedicated to jihad or simply misguided and a possible candidate for rehabilitation.
  • Seven Minneapolis teens charged with assaulting homeless men in in Wichita, Kan.

    08/03/2015 7:45:16 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 8-3-15 | Jim Paulsen
    Seven young males from a Minneapolis basketball Amateur Athletic Union program were arrested and charged with misdemeanors in Wichita, Kan., after assaulting at least three homeless people in downtown Wichita over the weekend, police said. The young males, ages 12 to 18, were in Wichita to play in the Mid America Youth Basketball championships. They were staying in a downtown hotel and were walking the streets when the assaults occurred on Sunday night. The young males play for Urban Stars Athletics, an arm of Urban Ventures, a nonprofit organization that assists inner-city families in poverty. The assaults started with “people...
  • In St. Paul, 1 dead after attempted robbery on Summit Avenue

    08/03/2015 5:41:20 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 34 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-1-15 | Bob Shaw
    An unidentified man was shot and killed in an apparent attempted robbery Friday night, according to St. Paul Police. Police were called at 10:30 p.m. to Summit Avenue and Mississippi River Boulevard, where two thieves were reportedly trying to rob two victims. When police arrived, they found the body at the scene. Police would not release the names of anyone involved in the incident. The shooting victim is believed to be one of the suspects in the robbery. Police are investigating the crime, and are asking for the public's help in identifying the shooting victim. Anyone with information about the...
  • Ted Nugent: Jimmy Kimmel Should 'Get a Damn Life'

    08/02/2015 12:41:02 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 02 Aug 2015 01:37 PM | Greg Richter
    ...The dentist, Walter Palmer, has been in hiding since word of the kill was reported in the media last week. Nugent, appearing Sunday on "The Rita Cosby Show" on WABC in New York, said he is dubious of media reports that the lion was lured out of a sanctuary because of the number of untrue statements the media has made about him in the past. If he could talk to Palmer, Nugent said, "I would say I'm sorry that our society has become so dumbed down and so soul-less, as to threaten you and your family's lives, because you killed...
  • DNC Uses Pitifully Bad Poem in Fundraising Email

    08/02/2015 9:57:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Shakespeare can sleep easy. His reputation as creator of some of the English language's greatest poems is in no danger of being overtaken. At least not by the likes of former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, whose "poem" the DNC chose to use in a fund-raising email today. Rybak's shtick is tweeting out his doggerel. His poem, if such it can be called, can be read after the break. Rybak is a guy, by the way, who thinks Cheney-shoot-you-in-the-face cracks are cool. View the pitiful poem here.
  • Sometimes It’s Just Easier To Care About Dead Lions Than Dead People

    08/01/2015 10:27:37 AM PDT · by rhema · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/29/15 | Matt Walsh
    I started noticing “Cecil the Lion” trending on Facebook and Twitter at some point yesterday afternoon. By the evening, it was the most popular topic on social media, and stories about the lion were popping up on all of the national news sites. Before I took the time to investigate, I tried to imagine if there could be any valid reason for a wild cat to become the biggest news item in the world. On a day when another undercover video revealed Planned Parenthood dismembering murdered children for profit, I strained to think if there might be some justification for...
  • Minnesota: Pro-Gun Omnibus Legislation Takes Full Effect Tomorrow

    07/31/2015 4:14:10 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    NRA ^ | 7-31-15 | NRA-ILA
    Tomorrow, August 1, all remaining pro-gun provisions of Senate File 878 will now be in effect. Starting tomorrow, the use of firearm sound suppressors for the taking of wildlife will be allowed in Minnesota. By the end of the year, 37 states will allow for the use of firearm sound suppressors while hunting. SF 878, as previously reported, was passed with strong bipartisan support in both chambers and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton (D). Other pro-gun provisions of SF 878 include: Minnesota is now aligned with more than 40 other states that have conformed their statutes to federal...
  • TEAM OBAMA VOWS JUSTICE FOR CECIL THE LION

    07/31/2015 3:47:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 69 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    The Obama administration is moving to investigate the death of Cecil The Lion, in reaction to the online uproar over the news that the huge African cat was killed by an American dentist.
  • American dentist accused of killing beloved Zimbabwe lion Cecil

    07/28/2015 11:35:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    thestar.com ^ | Tue Jul 28 2015 | Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
    An American dentist has been accused of killing a well-known lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe earlier this month, the chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (WCTF) confirmed. The Zimbabwe tourism authority named the man accused of killing Cecil as Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist and avid big-game hunter. “#WalterJamesPalmer was the man who killed #CecilTheLion. This was an #illegalhunt,” the authority posted on Twitter. The Associated Press reported that Zimbabwean conservationists had accused an American of paying $50,000 to kill the lion. The American “shot the lion with a bow and arrow." ... Rodrigues told the Star that the...
  • American Hunter Killed Cecil, Beloved Lion That Was Lured Out of Its Sanctuary

    07/29/2015 1:09:51 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 170 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | By KATIE ROGERS
    Cecil, a 13-year-old lion, wandered out of his sanctuary in a national park in Zimbabwe this month, following the scent of a potential snack. At the other end of Cecil’s search was a lure, placed there by hunters who, conservationists say, wanted their prey to cross into unprotected territory so they could kill him. Cecil, well known to those who visited the Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe for his jet black mane, was beheaded, according to conservation officials. His corpse was left to rot in the sun. Zimbabwean officials said that Dr. Walter J. Palmer, an American hunter known...
  • I’d love to go hunting one day with Dr Walter Palmer.. so I can stuff & mount him for MY office wall

    07/29/2015 4:02:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2015 | Piers Morgan
    Dr Walter Palmer is a dentist in the human happiness business. His website, at the River Bluff Dental clinic in Minnesota, says he ‘strives to create dazzling smiles’. For 27 years this self-anointed kindly man has showered his patients with extraordinary care and comfort, ensuring they leave his surgery immeasurably more self-confident than when they entered. His official photograph on the website exudes almost Saintly virtue; Palmer’s own gleaming dentures shining beatifically beneath his warm, bespectacled, twinkling eyes. But there’s another side to Dr Palmer. A side he alludes to right at the very end of a Q&A on the...
  • Human rights lawyers in Zimbabwe allege state...abducted [Mugabe Critic] [No Tears from Kimmel]

    07/30/2015 6:47:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    FOX ^ | 3/10/15
    Human rights lawyers in Zimbabwe have filed a court application seeking the release of an activist they suspect was abducted by state agents. The lawyers said Tuesday that Itai Dzamara, leader of a movement called Occupy Africa Unity Square, has been missing since Monday morning and that his family and associates have no idea of the activist's whereabouts.
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service Investigating Killing Of Cecil The Lion

    07/30/2015 1:39:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 30, 2015
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the agency is investigating the killing of Cecil the Lion, saying it will “go where facts lead.” The agency made the announcement via Twitter Thursday. Also Thursday, the Eden Prairie Police Department said that, while they will be stepping up neighborhood monitoring, they will not be providing personal protection for the dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe. “Because of the increased traffic in the neighborhood of Walter Palmer’s residence, the Eden Prairie Police Department is monitoring the neighborhood to ensure the safety and security of the residents and their property,”...
  • Zimbabwe Reveals Shocking Truth About “Cecil the Lion”...

    07/30/2015 5:04:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    ...Animal Rights Groups Are Desperate to Cover Up Both social media and the progressive mainstream media have been in an uproar over the past few days about the death of “Cecil,” a 13-year-old lion in Zimbabwe. Cecil was killed in an organized licensed hunt by a big game hunter, Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer, who has now gone into hiding after receiving numerous death threats from outraged animal rights activists. However, it would appear that the outrage surrounding the death of Cecil is what is commonly known as a “First World Problem,” as residents of Zimbabwe were mostly unaware of,...
  • Zimbabweans express surprise over foreign concern for slain lion amid economic woes

    07/31/2015 1:56:27 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | July 30, 2015 | By FARAI MUTSAKA
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States — much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal — most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern. The discovery that Cecil, the star of Zimbabwe national park had been lured out and killed by American bow hunter Walter James Palmer has resulted in online anger and protests at his dental clinic. Outside Zimbabwe's environmental and activist circles, however, the reaction been muted. "It's so cruel, but I don't understand the whole fuss,...
  • Cecil The Lion’s Wikipedia Page Not Created Until After His Death

    07/30/2015 7:06:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/15 | Michael Bastasch
    The Internet has been set ablaze by news that a U.S. dentist on safari shot and killed Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion, apparently a beloved figure in that African country.Already more than 800,000 people have signed an online petition demanding “justice” for Cecil, but how well-known was Cecil before his death? The Daily Caller News Foundation found that Cecil’s Wikipedia page had only been created July 29, 2015 — after news of Cecil’s death had been reported in the news.According to Wikipedia’s edit history, an editor “created [the] article with material from Hwange National Park.” Hwange is the national park where...
  • US wildlife agencies reportedly will assist investigation into Cecil the lion's death

    07/30/2015 12:11:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | FoxNews.Com
    U.S. wildlife agencies will assist Zimbabwean authorities in their investigation into the killing of the iconic African lion, Cecil, according to a published report. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports dentist Walter Palmer has not been charged in Zimbabwe, though his guide and outfitter have. Palmer, who lives in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie and practices in nearby Bloomington, said late Tuesday he regretted the animal’s death, but thought he was acting legally.
  • (Dem Congressman Betsy) McCollum calls for federal investigation of lion-killing Minnesota dentist

    07/29/2015 11:42:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Minn Post ^ | July 29, 2015 | Sam Brodey
    The Internet exploded in outrage this week after it was revealed that a Minnesota tourist killed a beloved lion while on a hunting expedition in Zimbabwe. That indignation reached Capitol Hill yesterday, as 4th District Rep. Betty McCollum was quick to call for justice for the protected African lion, fondly referred to as Cecil the Lion. [Snip] “To bait and kill a threatened animal, like this African lion, for sport cannot be called hunting, but rather a disgraceful display of callous cruelty,” McCollum said. Palmer says he was not aware that the lion was a protected animal, and regrets what...
  • Former adult leader again named in sexual abuse lawsuit against Boy Scouts

    07/28/2015 8:24:54 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/28/15 | Kevin Duchschere
    Yet another man is charging the Boy Scouts with failing to protect him decades ago against a former St. Paul adult scout leader who allegedly abused him dozens of times when he was an adolescent and took naked photographs of him. The scout leader, Leland “Lee” Opalinski, has been named in three other civil suits against the Boy Scouts of America since late June, when Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough announced he was seeking damages from the Scouts and the local Northern Star Council for four years of sexual abuse by Opalinski. In a civil suit filed Tuesday in Ramsey...
  • More in Minnesota have health coverage but still can't afford to be sick

    07/27/2015 7:50:23 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7-26-15 | Glenn Howatt
    The number of Minnesotans struggling to pay their medical bills is rising sharply, despite an increase in the number of residents who have health insurance. In the past year, Minnesota’s main hospital and clinic groups filed nearly 9,000 lawsuits against people with large or long-standing medical debts — a sharp increase since 2005, according to a Star Tribune analysis of court records. Once a leading cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States, medical debt was widely expected to decline as more Americans got health insurance following federal health reform. Instead, shifts in the insurance market are pushing more people...
  • Minn. Lawmakers to Propose National Guard Members Carry Weapons at Recruiting Centers

    07/27/2015 7:23:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/27/15 | Jay Kolls
    Several state lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that will make it legal for Minnesota National Guard members to carry weapons at recruiting centers, or whenever in uniform. State Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, says the killing of five military personnel in Tennessee is not to be taken lightly and said, "It is time we make sure our Minnesota National Guard members can have the ability to protect themselves when in uniform." Gazelka said "our guard members are targets wherever they go in uniform because they represent the United States and there are those who would do harm to them for that...
  • Donald Trump is still rocketing up polls in dominating fashion

    07/27/2015 11:08:25 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 25, 2015 12:00 PM | Maxwell Tani
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Family Leadership Summit. Donald Trump is still the clear front-runner of the 2016 GOP presidential field. A new Economist/YouGov poll released on Friday actually showed Trump gaining support in the last week, despite a controversy over his comments questioning Sen. John McCain's (R-Arizona) status as a "war hero." According to the poll, the number of registered Republican primary voters who responded that Trump is their first choice jumped from 15% at the beginning of July to 28% last week. Another 10% of voters pick him as their second choice. That puts the real-estate...
  • Ellison says Trump can win GOP nod, points to Minn. electing Ventura governor

    07/26/2015 7:48:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/26/15 | Paul Walsh
    Don’t underestimate the likelihood of billionaire and reality TV personality Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination for president, a Minnesota member of Congress cautioned the nation Sunday, pointing to his own state putting a onetime feather boa-flaunting pro wrestler in charge. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., during an appearance on ABC-TV’s “This Week,” said voters “better be ready for the fact that [Trump] might be leading the Republican ticket.” Challenged by host George Stephanopoulos that “I know you don’t believe” Trump can actually be the challenger to the Democratic nominee in November 2016, Ellison reminded viewers that Minnesota voted in Jesse...
  • U.S. Bank Stadium could be coming in over budget, Duane Benson discusses future

    07/25/2015 1:31:29 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    kttc ^ | 7-23-15 | Ali Killam
    Some controversy is swirling around the new Vikings Stadium, as some are saying the project could be millions of dollars over budget. One member of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is speaking out on the issue and facing opposition from other members. Duane Benson has served as the MSFA treasurer since the group's inception back in 2012, however, he is preparing to leave the group in light of recent turmoil and says the $1.1 billion project's finances are anything but in order at the moment. As the groundbreaking project continues to break the bank, Benson says there is a problem--perhaps...
  • Trump Beat Back the Outrage Machine

    07/23/2015 2:52:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Today is Thursday. Last weekend was four days ago. Depending on which day of the weekend you go back to, it could be five days ago. And if you have wishful thinking about weekends it could be six days ago, all the way back to last Friday. What happened last weekend? Donald Trump supposedly took himself out of the presidential race with one sentence about John McCain. I mean, that's what the conventional wisdom told us. From the moment it was reported that Trump said he wasn't impressed with McCain because he's not impressed with people that get captured,...
  • St. Paul schools may adjust health plans to avoid 'Cadillac tax'

    07/24/2015 5:20:34 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-22-15 | Josh Verfes
    St. Paul Public Schools employees are likely to see their health benefits curtailed as the school district looks to avoid financial penalties set to begin in 2018. The Affordable Care Act's "Cadillac Tax" provision will charge employers an excise tax on high-cost plans -- 40 percent on every dollar over $10,200 on individual and $27,500 on family plans. Jeni Simon, a consultant with Aon Hewitt, told school board members Tuesday that companies already are redesigning their health plans in order to avoid paying the tax. A survey found 92 percent of U.S. employers expect their health plans to change by...
  • Fort Snelling's landmark Upper Post to be turned into affordable housing

    A massive $100 million redevelopment proposal is expected to transform Fort Snelling’s historic military buildings into 190 apartments for low-income families in the area near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials announced the landmark proposal Wednesday, saying it will overhaul and preserve the Fort Snelling Upper Post. Officials said it is exciting to see a place that holds great importance in Minnesota’s history be reborn as a place for Minnesota’s future. “It’s going to preserve 26 of the most historic buildings in Minnesota,” said Larry G. Peterson, park manager and...