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  • cop kicked out of Olive Garden because of duty gun

    A uniformed Kansas City, Mo., cop hoping to celebrate his birthday with lunch at Olive Garden on Sunday was kicked out because of his duty firearm.A hostess caught sight of Officer Michael Holsworth’s holstered handgun as he waited for his family and asked the decorated officer to leave the restaurant at once, he ranted in a Facebook post Sunday afternoon.
  • Student torches ISIS flag on campus amid chants of ‘USA’

    10/10/2015 6:48:55 PM PDT · by 100American · 29 replies ^ | 10-9-2015 | Christopher White
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Chants of “USA! USA! USA!” echoed across the University of Missouri quad Thursday afternoon as a crowd of students cheered on a student who burned an ISIS flag in a symbolic gesture in response to continual human rights violations by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The student leading the “#MUCKISIS” flag burning, Ian Paris, 21, president of the Mizzou chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, told the roughly 150 in attendance that the rally was meant to build unity among the people who came to see a flag symbolizing “hatred and intolerance” burned. It was...
  • Monsanto to Cut 2,600 Jobs in Restructuring

    10/08/2015 11:08:25 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07 October 2015 | Jacob Bunge
    Biotech seed giant also gives a downbeat forecast for its fiscal year, as quarterly loss widens ___ Monsanto Co. , buffeted by a slumping global farm economy, outlined plans to slash 12% of its workforce and restructure its business as it reported a larger quarterly loss. The biotechnology-seed maker plans to cut 2,600 jobs while “streamlining and reprioritizing” commercial and research efforts as it grapples with declining crop prices that have pinched incomes for farmers, its main customers. Monsanto projected earnings in its fiscal 2016 that fell below analysts’ expectations. The St. Louis company also Wednesday unveiled a new stock-buyback...
  • MU student to burn ISIS flag on campus [Not all College Kids are Obama Cultists]

    10/07/2015 8:06:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    ABC 17 ^ | 10/7/15 | Jessica Quick
    A University of Missouri senior plans to burn the ISIS flag on campus on Thursday afternoon. Ian Paris contacted ABC 17 News this week and said, "ISIS has violated the liberties and freedoms of millions of people through genocide, deadly religious persecutions, modern-day enslavement, sexual violence, use of chemical weapons, beheadings, and has killed about 250,000 people."
  • Students to stage ISIS flag burning at University of Missouri

    10/07/2015 2:28:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    EAG News ^ | 10/7/15 | Victor Skinner
    Students at the University of Missouri plan to hold an anti-ISIS rally tomorrow that will culminate with the burning of the ISIS flag in the center of campus.The MU-Young Americans for Liberty announced the event recently to raise awareness of the atrocities committed by the radical Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and to honor the group’s numerous victims, according to the College Fix.“ISIS has violated the liberties and freedoms of millions of people through genocide, deadly religious persecutions, modern-day enslavement, sexual violence, use of a chemical weapon, beheadings and mass executions,” MU-Young Americans for Liberty wrote in a statement.The...
  • Charges filed against suspect in Busch Stadium mugging that left vet paralyzed [No national outrage]

    09/30/2015 5:37:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Charges have been filed soon against 31-year-old Kilwa Jones. He is the suspect in the robbery and shooting that left Cardinals fan Chris Sanna paralyzed. He has been charged with two felony counts of assault, two counts of robbery and four counts of armed criminal action.
  • After 100 years, city electric plant burns its last load of coal

    09/29/2015 6:33:25 AM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 8 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | 9/29/15 | Jennifer Lu
    For more than 100 years, coal-fired boilers at the Municipal Power Plant have helped power the city's electric needs. At 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22, the last day of summer, the Municipal Power Plant burned its last load of coal. The city-owned plant's two coal-fired boilers join a growing number of small, aging coal-fired units across the country that have gone cold in the face of tighter environmental regulations on emissions. A third boiler will continue to burn natural gas. To meet both regulations, Johanningmeier said, the plant would have had to refit the boilers with emissions-reducing equipment costing tens of...
  • Harvard students look for ways to improve MLK Drive in St. Louis as model for rest of nation

    09/28/2015 3:14:30 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 60 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 9-28-15 | Samantha Liss 41
    ST. LOUIS • For 17 years, Karen Bryant has watched her beloved neighborhood along Martin Luther King Drive deteriorate. Bryant, who does alterations from a storefront along King, can recite a long list of flourishing businesses that used to line the street. They all left. Now she’s left sandwiched between two vacant buildings. Despite her location on a desolate and run-down area of Martin Luther King, she’s determined to stay. She and her husband even moved in above her shop to ward off thieves who have stolen her air conditioning unit and removed copper pipes from her store, which is...
  • Army Veteran Takes Mother to Cardinals Game – Is Robbed, Shot in the Back and Paralyzed

    09/28/2015 1:22:50 PM PDT · by CodeJockey · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 28th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Army Veteran Robbed, Shot and Paralyzed as Violent Crime Spirals Out of Control in St. Louis Around 10:30 p.m., Chris Sanna and his girlfriend were walking to their vehicle near Walnut Street and Memorial Drive when a black sedan pulled up to them. Two male suspects were inside the black sedan. The driver of the sedan exited the vehicle and demanded the victims’ property at gunpoint. “After she gave him her purse, he pulled a gun,” Candis said. “That’s when they turned to run, and he shot at them twice.”
  • Police search for suspects accused of brutally beating 37-year-old army captain (trunc)

    09/27/2015 7:55:45 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 43 replies
    Fox 4 Kansas City ^ | September 23, 2015 | Kasey Babbit and Robert Townsend
    Police are looking for several men who severely beat a highly-respected army captain and Purple Heart recipient outside a restaurant on the Country Club Plaza. Relatives say the 37-year-old Purple Heart recipient is lucky he survived the attack that happened late Friday night outside the Zocalo Mexican Restaurant. "He’s confused. He's angry. He doesn't understand. He doesn't know why this happened," said the victim’s cousin, who asked to remain anonymous. “It's very hard for him but all he can say is ‘I’m lucky to be here.’" He says that night his cousin and two friends from Fort Leavenworth went to...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • Police investigating 151st homicide in the city (post-Ferguson St. Louis update)

    09/25/2015 2:33:35 PM PDT · by seacapn · 17 replies
    Fox 2 St. Louis ^ | pdated at 01:02pm, September 25, 2015 | Chris Regnier
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- St. Louis homicide detectives busy again after a young man was shot and killed in north St. Louis. It happened around 9a.m. on Marcus Avenue near Northland. Investigators say people in the area heard several shots fired. They came out to see a young man in his early 20`s shot in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene... This was St. Louis 151st murder of this year. We are fast approaching the homicide total for all of 2014 which was 159.
  • Everyone Needs To Hear This Teen’s Powerful Message About Being Trans In High School (Gag)

    09/18/2015 2:38:25 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 60 replies
    MTV ^ | 09/18/2015 | Rae Paoletta
    In August, Lila Perry, a senior at Hillsboro High school in Missouri, made national headlines when 150 of her peers walked out of their school because Lila, a young trans woman, wanted to use the girl’s locker room. On Monday, Lila went on “The View” to talk about her life since the walkout and what she’s learned since then. “After the protests, a lot of things really calmed down,” she said. “A lot of the people who did protest are starting to see that they’re not really going to accomplish anything.” Then things got pretty personal. “I have three children,...
  • Kentucky Cop Killer Attended Michael Brown’s Funeral, Took Pictures Of Al Sharpton [PHOTOS]

    09/17/2015 6:46:31 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 14, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    A Missouri man who shot and killed a Kentucky state trooper during a traffic stop Sunday was an apparent Black Lives Matter sympathizer who protested in the days after the shooting death of Michael Brown last year and attended the 18-year-old’s funeral, social media posts show. ohnson-Shanks also attended Brown’s burial and a memorial service at which Al Sharpton spoke. The Facebook account is listed under the name “Jay MileHigh.” The birthday listed on the account matches Johnson-Shanks’.
  • #BlackLivesMatter Activist Shot Trooper Dead After Cop Tried to Help Him Get Hotel Room

    09/15/2015 10:48:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/15/15 | Jim Hoft
    Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder was gunned down Monday in Kentucky by Black Lives Matter activist. The suspect Joseph Johhson-Shanks fled the scene on foot and later died after his capture. Johnson-Shanks was from Florissant, Missouri outside of Ferguson. Joseph Johnson Shanks was an Obama supporter, a Black Lives Matter activist and attended Mike Brown’s funeral in Ferguson. The Daily Caller reported: A Missouri man who shot and killed a Kentucky state trooper during a traffic stop Sunday was an apparent Black Lives Matter sympathizer who protested in the days after the shooting death of Michael Brown last year and attended...
  • 'Bring them here': the case for St Louis to welcome Syrian refugees

    09/14/2015 9:44:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 14, 2015 | Sarah Kendzior
    St Louis has long history of refugee resettlement in a region of empty land and cheap real estate, making it financially easier for refugees to build a new life.“Syria, Syria, you’re not alone! Call St Louis your new home!” On 13 September, hundreds of St Louis-area residents converged in a parking lot in the suburb of University City to demand that the US government raise the cap on the number of Syrian refugees allowed in the country – and settle at least 60,000 of them in St Louis. The rally, which included speeches from religious leaders, Muslim activists and Syrians,...
  • Ferguson panel recommends merging police, other changes

    09/14/2015 4:24:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2015 6:22 PM EDT | Jim Salter and Jim Suhr
    The co-chairman of a reform panel formed after the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown said Monday that the group’s report calling for police departments and municipal courts to be merged and other changes “reveals uncomfortable truths about this region we call home.” Rich McClure and other Ferguson Commission members acknowledge in their 198-page report that the panel has no power to enact any of the proposals. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he backs the recommendations and during a news conference declared: “I commit to you today that these tireless efforts will not be in vain.” “Together we will lead...
  • #Ferguson Looter Brags on Facebook About Seeing Himself on TV – Is Quickly Arrested

    09/14/2015 10:27:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 14th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    19 year-old Brandon Ward was arrested after he bragged on Facebook about seeing himself looting the Ferguson Market on TV. His mother turned him in.
  • EDITORIAL: Conservatives play an old race card against Black Lives Matter

    09/14/2015 2:36:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 13, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    An optimist would say the Black Lives Matter movement is working. Even if there were no other signs of progress, the incessant, contorted attacks the movement now faces from the right would be evidence enough. Only a movement that’s making inroads would draw such ire and condemnation. A pessimist would say that conservative crazy-talk tactic is working, drumming up fear among white Americans and turning the most galvanizing civil rights group of our time into a perceived threat. On Fox News, Black Lives Matter is the new Benghazi, the newest favorite target of the panoply of conservative commentators and conservative...
  • In local visit, Ted Cruz presses his own party on Planned Parenthood

    09/13/2015 3:46:38 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 10 replies
    St. Louis Post-dispatch ^ | 9/12/15 | Kevin McDermitt
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz stood by his call for Republicans in Congress to strip funding from Planned Parenthood, saying if the fight results in a government shutdown, it would be laid at the feet of President Barack Obama. "So now the Democratic field consists of a wild-eyed socialist with ideas that are dangerous for America and the world — and Bernie Sanders," he quipped, to rousing laughter. He noted that, in the past four years, Republicans have taken over Congress with vows to undo Obama's policies, "and what on Earth has changed?" On abortion in particular, Cruz eviscerated GOP...
  • Carson: GOP Has GOP ‘Neglected’ African-American Communities

    09/13/2015 11:22:56 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 192 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/13/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Media Buzz,” Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said the Republican Party has in the past “neglected” African-American community but because of the recent chaos in race relation brought on by unrest in Ferguson, Baltimore and other cities the GOP ” has a very excellent opportunity,” to reach out and help “get business and industry and academia to invest in people.”
  • Show Me Tyranny

    09/13/2015 10:23:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | September 13, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Ron Calzone has committed the most shocking political crime possible: daring to actively participate in his state’s legislative process as a private citizen and as leader of an NGO (non-governmental organization). Wait, no, it’s much, much worse than that: Calzone has also been effective. Now, that is serious. The restless citizens of Mizzouland might be getting [gasp!] organized. Mr. Calzone is the president of Missouri First, an organization advocating constitutional, accountable government. More importantly, this citizens lobbying group does the hard work of communicating with people and finding ways for their voices to be heard in the capitol — their online...
  • GOP candidate Ben Carson says he probably wouldn't have shot Michael Brown

    09/12/2015 2:52:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 210 replies ^ | Sep. 11, 2015 | Nicholas J.C. Pistor
    FERGUSON • Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he probably wouldn’t have used deadly force against Michael Brown, the teenager whose fatal shooting by police Officer Darren Wilson sparked a national debate on race and the role of police. Carson gave an interview to the Post-Dispatch on Friday afternoon after visiting Ferguson. When asked if he would have shot Brown if he were in Wilson’s shoes, Carson said: “It’s hard to say. I probably, knowing who he was, I probably just would have arrested him.” Carson said he would have waited for backup before having the altercation. A Justice Department...
  • Rick Perry torches Donald Trump as he drops out of 2016 race

    09/11/2015 5:14:48 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 90 replies ^ | Colin Campbell
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry suddenly announced he was suspending his presidential campaign Friday. As he did so, he made it abundantly clear that he's still not a fan of real-estate mogul Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner in the race with whom he has often feuded. Speaking at an event in St. Louis, Missouri, Perry repeatedly jabbed at Trump's campaign-trail controversies without using his name. "Demeaning people of Hispanic heritage is not just ignorant, it betrays the example of Christ," Perry said, according to his prepared remarks. "We can enforce our laws and our borders, and we can love all...
  • Three members of Hillsboro School Board resign amid controversy over transgender student

    09/11/2015 5:53:06 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 29 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 9/11/15 | Kim Bell, Lily Fowler
    In the midst of controversy surrounding a transgender student, the Hillsboro School District accepted the resignations of three board members Thursday morning. The four remaining board members met at 6:30 a.m. Thursday to accept the resignations from Board President John Stewart, Vice President Dan McCarthy and Director Bo Harrison. *** Superintendent Aaron D. Cornman said Stewart's and Harrison's letters simply announced they were resigning their seats and gave no reason. McCarthy, meanwhile, wrote that he was resigning due to strained philosophical differences. He did not elaborate. The three resignations follow more than a week of controversy surrounding a transgender student’s...
  • Cruz for President Announces Missouri Leadership Team

    09/11/2015 2:43:12 PM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies ^ | 09/11/15
    Thirty-two Missouri conservative leaders endorse Sen. Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced 32 conservative influencers as part of his Missouri Leadership Team, comprised of current and former elected officials, pastors, education leaders, conservative and liberty activists, and pro-life and pro-family leaders. Former Missouri House Speaker Pro Tem Carl Bearden, Rep. Eric Burlison, former State Sen. Jim Lembke, former State Sen. Delbert Scott, Bev Ehlen, and Ryan Johnson will serve as co-chairs.Following Senator Cruz’s remarks to Eagle Forum members this Saturday, September 12, at the St. Louis Airport Marriott, he will hold a press conference...
  • America's Descent Into Lawlessness

    09/10/2015 4:04:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | September 9, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Do you remember Lewis "Scooter" Libby? In 2003, the Department of Justice appointed a special counsel to investigate allegations that Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, unlawfully disclosed the covert status of CIA operative Valerie Plame. Yet Plame may not have been a covert undercover agent, based on the formal government definition of that role. And even if she were, it was widely known at the time that Secretary of State Colin Powell's subordinate, Richard Armitage, had most likely disclosed her status earlier. In other words, Libby was in an Orwellian position of being accused of a crime...
  • Ben Carson to tour Ferguson on Friday

    09/09/2015 4:03:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/9/15 | Eugene Scott
    Ben Carson will tour Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday, the city that has been the site of frequent protests since unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by police last summer. Carson, the only black candidate in the 2016 presidential election....
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’—but Reality, Not So Much

    09/09/2015 10:39:04 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/8/2015 | Jason L. Riley
    The great lie of the summer has been the Black Lives Matter movement. It was founded on one falsehood—that a Ferguson, Mo., police officer shot a black suspect who was trying to surrender—and it is perpetuated by another: that trigger-happy cops are filling our morgues with young black men. The reality is that Michael Brown is dead because he robbed a convenience store, assaulted a uniformed officer and then made a move for the officer’s gun. The reality is that a cop is six times more likely to be killed by someone black than the reverse. The reality is that...
  • Hartzler backs Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to license same-sex marriages

    09/08/2015 1:30:57 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | 9/8/15 | RUDI KELLER
    Fourth District U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler on Friday became the only member of Missouri’s congressional delegation to issue a public statement in support of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed because of her defiant stance against same-sex marriage. There are six Republicans and two Democrats in the House delegation, while the Senate seats are held by Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Claire McCaskill.
  • Poll: 54 Percent of Black Voters Believe There's a 'War on Police'

    09/07/2015 1:26:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | September 7, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    A disturbing trend in recent weeks has convinced Americans that an all-out assault is being waged on our men and women in uniform. From a gas station murder in Houston, to a shooting ambush in New York City and a slaying in Illinois, police officers across the country are afraid to do their jobs because it is apparent that the people they pledged to protect are turning on them. The majority of Americans are not blind to the new dangers police face. A Rasmussen Reports survey reveals that 58 percent would agree a war on police is being waged in the...
  • St. Louis Presbyterian pastor: Send 60,000 Syrians to St. Louis! We love Arabs

    09/05/2015 1:07:38 PM PDT · by robowombat · 30 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 5, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    St. Louis Presbyterian pastor: Send 60,000 Syrians to St. Louis! We love Arabs Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 5, 2015 I’m sorry I can’t seem to break away from this topic today—65,000! mostly Muslim Syrians (or more) may be on the way to the US—and all sorts are piling on the bandwagon in support of this insanity! We just told you about Martin O’Malley and now here is a Presbyterian pastor from St. Louis explaining how the city is ruled by an Arab-American dynasty and so it is the perfect place to send 60,000 Syrians now! gjohnson Pastor Greg...
  • For One Missouri Lawyer, Eight Clients Executed in 18 Months

    09/04/2015 11:56:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 September 2015 | Jessica Lussenhop
    At a time when other states in the US are backing away from the death penalty, Missouri has done the opposite. It is currently executing its death row inmates faster than any other state in the country, at a rate of about one per month. At 21:09 local time on Tuesday evening, Roderick Nunley became the sixth death row inmate executed by the state of Missouri in 2015. He was convicted of the 1989 kidnapping, rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl in Kansas City. His was the latest in a string of executions by the state since 2013. In...
  • Supporters to Stage “I’m with Kim” Rally at Jail [Grayson, KY]

    09/04/2015 8:00:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 116 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | September 4, 2015 |
    Grayson, KY – Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will join supporters at a rally outside the Carter County Detention Center on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET.  The “I’m with Kim” Rally is organized by Gov. Mike Huckabee. Liberty Counsel is willing to join any group that stands in support of Kim Davis. “Not long ago 75 percent of Kentuckians passed the state’s marriage amendment. Today a Christian is imprisoned for believing what the voters affirmed, that marriage is between a man and a woman,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Five people on the...
  • Forcing Girls To Share A Bathroom With A Gender-Confused Boy Is Abuse

    09/03/2015 3:44:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 2, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    Yes, the females with female anatomies and XX chromosomes, who’ve been using girl locker rooms and girl bathrooms their entire lives, should be the ones to relocate to different facilities. We have no problem telling them to suck it up or go pee somewhere else, but for Perry we must move mountains. On the scales of justice, one gender-confused boy outweighs several hundred girls. This is how things work in our enlightened society. Now hundreds of concerned citizens are organizing a counter protest for later this week, hoping to finally intimidate and silence any girl who might still have the...
  • 2 face sentencing in Ferguson-related bomb plot

    09/03/2015 7:59:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2015 10:47 AM EDT
    Two St. Louis men face sentencing for planning a bomb attack targeting the Ferguson police chief and other officials after an officer killed Michael Brown there last year. Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Orlando Baldwin pleaded guilty in June to felony counts of conspiring to use explosives and making false written statements while buying firearms. They are to be sentenced Thursday morning in St. Louis. …

    09/02/2015 7:04:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's De Blasio Time. Radical leftist pro-crime mayor who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime president who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime media which decided to wage war on cops. Now murders are mysteriously rising for reasons they can't explain. It must be Global Warming. Or car insurance rates. Or maybe squirrels. I bet it's the squirrels causing all the murders. Now let's run another #BlackLivesMatter puff piece and more pro-crime propaganda about freeing drug dealers. Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few...
  • Transgender with male genitalia using girls' bathroom sparks student walkout

    09/02/2015 2:18:05 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 94 replies
    MCRTV ^ | 9/1/2015 | Dan Joseph
    Students at Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, Missouri, staged a walkout Monday to protest a transgender student who is being permitted by the school to use the facility's women's restrooms, despite being a biological male.
  • Missouri school to allow transgender student to use girls' facilities

    09/02/2015 1:34:11 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 91 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9/2/15 | Ellen Brait
    When a transgender high school student in Missouri received backlash for her request to use the girls’ bathroom and locker room, she found one very important ally: the school board, which granted her permission to use the facilities. According to Kelli Hopkins of the Missouri school board’s association, 17-year-old Lila Perry has been granted her request because of recent guidance issued by the US Department of Education. While there is no “policy per se on transgender students use of bathrooms”, Hopkins said, there is a policy that says “districts cannot discriminate against students based on their gender”. “The Office of...
  • Over 150 Students Walk Out Of School To Protest Transgender Teen Using Girls’ Locker Room

    09/02/2015 1:26:11 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 42 replies
    CBS St. Louis ^ | uncredited
    HILLSBORO, Mo. (CBS St. Louis) – Over 150 Missouri high school students voiced their displeasure about a transgender teen using the girls’ locker room by walking out of class. Students at Hillsboro High School staged a two-hour walkout Monday over 17-year-old Lila Perry, a student who has identified as a female since she was 13, using the girls’ locker room during gym class. The school offered Perry a gender-neutral bathroom, which she turned down. St. Louis attorney Timm Schowalter says, “All students have a right, under Title 9, to access the bathroom of their choice.”
  • A transgender teen used the girls’ locker room. Now the community is up in arms.

    09/02/2015 6:09:42 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 99 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 09/02/2015 | Michael E. Miller
    When Caitlyn Jenner took to television in April to announce she was transgender, messages of support poured in from across the country. She was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair and received an ESPY award for courage. But even as Jenner starred in a reality TV docu-series about her transition, a deeper question remained. If Jenner weren’t already a rich celebrity, would she have received the same support? How would other, less famous transgender Americans be treated? On Monday morning, a small town in Missouri provided an answer. For two hours, approximately 150 students stood in front of Hillsboro...
  • Missouri Executes Second Man for ’89 Murder of Kansas City Teen

    09/02/2015 1:52:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Missourinet ^ | September 1, 2015 | Mike Lear
    Missouri has executed the second of two men who kidnapped, raped and murdered a 15-year-old Kansas City girl in 1989. Roderick Nunley was executed by lethal injection at the state prison in Bonne Terre. His official time of death was 9:09 p.m. He offered no final statement. Nunley’s execution comes 19 months after Missouri executed in the same room his partner in those crimes, Michael Taylor. Nunley and Taylor admitted to kidnapping Harrison the morning of March 22, 1989, while she was waiting for her school bus. They took her to Taylor’s mother’s house, forced her to crawl to the...
  • Alternative to the U.S. News College Rankings

    08/31/2015 6:10:35 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 29, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    A welcome alternative to the U.S. News college rankings. If you’re looking for an alternative to the U. S. News rankings of colleges, the Washington Monthly offers one. texas a&m students The U. S. News rankings generally focus on how much money goes into colleges, which mostly benefits administrators. Conversely, the Washington Monthly also looked at what students get out of college. Thus, the Washington Monthly guide gives higher marks to lesser-known schools which those who look at the U. S. News rankings might normally not encounter. The Washington Monthly guide rated schools on, among other things: ~ Student loan...
  • Anger builds at EPA over radioactive landfill

    08/30/2015 8:03:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    Leaders in a St. Louis suburb are urgently calling on top Obama administration officials to quickly clean up a landfill with radioactive waste that they believe could catch fire. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working for 25 years on the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Mo., which has housed barium sulfate waste from the Manhattan Project since the 1970s. The EPA is still studying the site and considering a wide range of actions to contain the radioactive material under its Superfund program for cleaning severe environmental contamination. But with an underground, smoldering fire in an adjacent landfill, residents...
  • Mizzou profs. cancel classes to support grad student protest ( Health insurance subsidy )

    08/30/2015 7:36:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Peter Fricke
    Graduate students at MU will demonstrate for larger stipends and university-subsidized housing and child care. Professors plan to cancel classes in order to attend the rally in support of their teaching assistants. An upcoming rally by graduate students at the University of Missouri (MU) demanding increased pay and benefits will likely provide undergraduate students with an unexpected break from their classes. Several MU professors plan to cancel classes Wednesday—just two days after the beginning of the fall semester—in order to attend the rally in support of their teaching assistants, who are demonstrating for larger stipends and university-subsidized housing and child...
  • The Democratic Party Adopts $15/hour Minimum Wage into National Platform

    08/29/2015 10:09:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    The Democratic Party on Friday adopted a call to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr as part of their established party platform heading into the 2016 election season. The move further polarizes the progressive wing of the party by moving them further to the left of both the Republican Party, and corporate centrist Democrats such as Hillary Clinton. In response to the Democratic Party’s vote, Terrence Wise, a Kansas City, Mo. McDonald’s and Burger King Worker and member of the National Organizing Committee of the Fight for $15, issued the following statement.
  • Missouri Supreme Court ruling blocks lawsuit over deaths at Chillicothe hospital

    08/30/2015 12:44:33 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | August 29, 2015 | By Rick Montgomery
    Eight years after his father died at a Chillicothe, Mo., hospital, David Gann learned from lawyers that they suspected Coval Gann and several other patients were murdered. So the younger Gann in 2010 filed a wrongful-death lawsuit. He and four other plaintiff families alleged that Hedrick Medical Center for years failed to notify deceased patients’ relatives about the suspicions expressed by some hospital employees during a rash of deaths in 2002. But it’s too late to seek damages, according to a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling. Citing the state’s three-year statute of limitations on wrongful-death suits, the court’s 4-3 decision...
  • EPA says new clean water rules are still in effect even though judge suspended them

    08/29/2015 5:06:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The very same crew which recently dumped three million gallons of toxic sludge out of an abandoned mine and turned the Animas River in Colorado the color of a yellow banded poison dart frog for roughly a week has just issued a whole new set of rules to “protect” small pools of water. They would also like you to know that these rules are going into effect even though a federal judge put them on hold in 13 states, too. This new batch of regulations is going to “protect” bodies of water which may include the ditch in front...
  • Planned Parenthood cited for inaction with pathology reports (St. Louis, MO)

    08/28/2015 4:29:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jennifer Brinker
    Planned Parenthood in St. Louis was cited earlier this year for not sending pathology reports from abortions to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, as required by law. That was the latest item revealed at an Aug. 25 hearing of the Missouri Senate's Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life, which is investigating how Planned Parenthood operates in Missouri. The committee began meeting this month in response to the Center for Medical Progress' undercover videos depicting Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal body parts. John Langston, a manager with the Department of Health and Senior Services,...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. “The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....