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  • Durham police say task force responded to attacks on Asian community

    04/20/2018 6:42:19 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 19 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | April 20, 2018 08:27 PM | Colin Warren-Hicks And Virginia Bridges
    The fatal shooting of Chinese restaurant owner Hong Zheng in Durham last weekend resonated with Lawrence Yoo, the son of first-generation Korean immigrants, whose parents were robbed numerous times in Philadelphia. “This hits home for me,” he said. Yoo, pastor of Durham County's Waypoint Church, says many Asian immigrants keep a low profile in America and don't want to be seen as stirring up or getting mixed up in trouble. But trouble seeks them out, Yoo said. “I can walk into any largely Asian church … and easily find businessmen and women who have robbed before, in minutes.” After Zheng,...
  • The Black Swan flying over the Democrats

    04/19/2018 7:49:48 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 19 replies
    vanity | April 19, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    A “Black Swan Event” is: “An event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation and that would be extremely difficult to predict.” In 2016 the defection of Black voters from the Democrats could possibly be called a Black Swan Event but now Democrats are faced with the probability that it was actually a new reality. In 2012 Blacks made up 13% of the electorate and voted 93% for Barack Obama. By 2016 Black participation in the election had slipped to 12% and just 88% had voted for Hillary Clinton. The turnout and voting preference of...
  • Wife, children of Chinese restaurant owner shot to death say family was targeted

    04/18/2018 12:41:54 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 50 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | April 17, 2018 07:21 PM | Virginia Bridges
    The shooting, the family said, was an attempted robbery that unfolded as Shirley Chan and Hong Zheng returned home from work. It was the fifth time that someone had tried to rob or break into their home since 2015. The family believes they are among a group of Asians who are being targeted because they own restaurants and people think they have money, they said. ... It was pouring rain on Sunday night when Chan and Zheng pulled into their driveway. There two children, Jade and Eastern, 16, were watching in the house for them to return, a routine they...
  • How the science of persuasion could change the politics of climate change

    04/16/2018 6:22:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | April 16, 2018 | by James Temple
    Jerry Taylor believes he can change the minds of conservative climate skeptics. After all, he helped plant the doubts for many in the first place. He’s president of the Niskanen Center, a libertarian-leaning Washington, DC, think tank he founded in 2014. He and his colleagues there are trying to build support for the passage of an aggressive federal carbon tax, through discussions with Washington insiders, with a particular focus on Republican legislators and their staff. Lesson one: Pick the right targets Political scientists consistently find that mass opinion doesn’t drive the policy debate, so much as the other way around....
  • Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ Star, Dies at 65

    04/16/2018 7:38:48 PM PDT · by fhayek · 32 replies
    Variety ^ | 4/16/18
    Harry Anderson, the amiable actor who presided over the NBC comedy “Night Court” for nine seasons, has died at his home in Asheville, N.C., according to a local media report. He was 65. Anderson was found at his home by police officers early Monday morning, according to a report by WSPA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Spartanburg, S.C. No foul play was suspected, police told the station. Anderson was a magician-turned-actor who was known as a rabid fan of jazz singer Mel Torme. The affection for Torme was woven into his TV alter ego, Judge Harry Stone, a quirky character who...
  • Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ Actor Who Bottled Magic Onscreen and Off, Dies at 65

    04/17/2018 11:49:24 AM PDT · by oldvirginian · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/16/2018 | Maya Salam
    Harry Anderson, an actor who starred as the kindhearted, zany Judge Harry Stone on the long-running NBC comedy “Night Court,” was found dead early Monday at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 65. The Asheville Police Department, which confirmed the death, did not release a cause but said no foul play was suspected. Turk Pipkin, a longtime friend, said Mr. Anderson was hospitalized with the flu a few months ago and had remained sick. Mr. Anderson, who spent nine seasons presiding over a fictional Manhattan courtroom that played host to a steady stream of oddballs, was nominated for three...
  • ‘Night Court’ actor found dead in his Asheville home, officials say

    04/16/2018 3:50:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | April 16, 2018 | Carla Field
    Harry Anderson, best known for his leading role in the “Night Court” sitcom in the ‘80s, died Monday morning at his home in Asheville, police officials said. Police were called to Anderson’s home before 8 a.m., according to Christina Hallingse, Asheville police public information officer.
  • 207 million eggs in nine states recalled over salmonella fears

    04/14/2018 10:42:55 PM PDT · by blueplum · 56 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 14 Apr 2018 | Faith Karimi
    A farm in Indiana is recalling more than 200 million eggs sold in nine states over salmonella fears. Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs due to potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. At least 22 illnesses have been reported so far, the FDA said Friday. The eggs were sold through retail stores and restaurants. They reached consumers in ...
  • Senate confirms NLRB nominee, giving Trump picks control over labor watchdog.......

    04/11/2018 11:30:45 PM PDT · by caww · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 11, 2018 | Sean Higgins
    The Senate voted 50-48 Wednesday to confirm business lawyer John Ring to fill the open seat on the National Labor Relations Board, the federal government's main labor law enforcement agency, "giving the five-member board a majority consisting of President Trump's appointees through at least 2020"..... The board achieved a reputation for pro-union activism during the Obama administration, which the Trump White House and congressional Republicans have been eager to reverse. "Mr. Ring will be a principled and objective voice on the NLRB, and not a rubber stamp to special interests that were in favor during the Obama administration. We commend...
  • White Democrat: ‘I’m A Member Of The African-American Community’

    04/13/2018 3:54:16 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 12, 2018 | Amber Randall
    A white North Carolina Democratic candidate brushed aside questions earlier this week about ensuring diversity in his state by saying he is a member of the black community. House of Representatives candidate Gary Shipman said he doesn’t need to worry about diversity because he has already experienced it as a member of the African-American community, reported The News & Observer Wednesday.
  • Father-daughter accused of incest found dead. Their baby is dead, too.

    04/12/2018 6:14:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    newsobserver.com ^ | LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story April 12, 2018 04:47 PM Read mo | Thomasi McDonald
    Police believe a 7-month-old baby found dead at a Knightdale home Thursday morning was killed before the murder-suicide of the child's parents, who had an incestuous relationship. Katie Rose Pladl, 20, was the biological daughter of Steven Walter Pladl, 45, who was also the father of the baby, Bennett.
  • North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper Creating Two North Carolinas

    04/11/2018 1:50:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2018 | Brian Darling
    Working for the government is supposed to be public service and nobody is supposed to make a career out of government service – nor are they supposed to use the power of government to enrich themselves. Yet, we are seeing before our eyes many examples of individuals going into government and making far more in salary than the taxpayers and using government power to bilk the system. North Carolina is becoming an example of the new two Americas – government political employees versus the people.The definition of hypocrisy is the audacity to preach integrity while acting like a self-dealer. The administration...
  • NC elementary school gives students guide on how to identify white privilege

    04/11/2018 10:26:32 AM PDT · by OneVike · 101 replies
    American Military News ^ | 4-6-18 | CHERYL HINNEBURG
    On Tuesday, second grade students at Hunter Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh, N.C., were given a worksheet that described white privilege, according to ABC 11. As part of a Parent Teacher Association initiative, the worksheet was an 11-step guide that details steps on how to identify and understand white privilege. “He’s 8 years old. What does he need to know about racism or white privilege,” said one mother, Amber Pabon. The worksheet links to outside resources that are relevant to it, including “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” written by feminist Peggy McIntosh. The worksheet links to outside resources...
  • Senators to introduce new bipartisan bill to protect Mueller

    04/11/2018 8:28:29 AM PDT · by McGruff · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/11/18 | Jordain Carney
    A group of bipartisan senators is introducing new legislation to limit President Trump's ability to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) will introduce the legislation, the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, on Wednesday. The legislation would let Mueller, or any other special counsel, receive an "expedited judicial review" within 10 days of being fired to determine if it was for a "good cause." If it was determined it wasn't, he would be reinstated. It would also codify regulations that only a senior Justice Department official can...
  • Who does gun control actually disarm?

    04/08/2018 1:09:05 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 21 replies
    Mr. Mark Robinson made a very powerful statement before the Greensboro City Council. He was reacting to the Greensboro, NC Mayor’s proposal to stop hosting gun shows at the Greensboro Coliseum. Mr. Robinson talked about who is disarmed by gun control laws.
  • North Carolina beachgoer captures drone footage of Civil War-era shipwreck

    04/08/2018 5:20:36 AM PDT · by ETL · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 4, 2018 | Madeline Farber
    While vacationing at Holden Beach in North Carolina last week, 42-year-old Brent Garlington spotted what is thought to be a wrecked Civil War-era steamer. Garlington, of Fayetteville, flew a drone over the Lockwood Folly Inlet, which is located between Holden Beach and Oak Island. The tide was low because of the full moon, Garlington told Fox News on Tuesday. This prompted him to take a walk on the beach sandbar and ultimately capture the footage using a drone. While Garlington didn’t discover the vessel, he believes "this is the first time it has been seen from this perspective." (snip) A...
  • Mark Keith Robinson gives a brilliant speech in defense of law abiding gun owners

    04/07/2018 3:39:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 7, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill commenting on Mark Keith Robinson's speech
    Mark Keith Robinson gives a brilliant speech in defense of law abiding gun owners Mark Keith Robinson is a law abiding citizen who lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. In front of his city council, he recently gave this four minute speech defending law abiding gun owners.This is one of the best arguments in favor of law abiding gun owners that I have ever heard.Please show this to everyone you know, and help make it go viral!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsu6CIZkthc
  • New UFO Sighting Over North Carolina

    04/06/2018 6:03:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 85 replies
    Den of Geek ^ | 04/05/2018
    What is being described as a huge UFO mothership was caught on film in North Carolina, according to the Charlotte Observer.  An unnamed camerama caught the object hovering over rural fields close to Columbus, 85 miles west of Charlotte in Polk County, in the night sky. The black and white video was filmed on April 3 and runs nearly five minutes. The YouTube footage released by The UFO Institute shows a v-shaped craft lit by six hovering lights, accompanied by a humming sound and the voice of the cameraman pondering “what the heck those lights are.” "Whatever it is, it...
  • Gun Control Confronted at Townhall NC

    04/06/2018 9:56:39 AM PDT · by Moe-Patrick · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/6/18 | Mark Robinson
    Mark Robinson (citizen) at Greensboro NC townhall arguing against gun control measures. 5 min. In length and well said. Rush highlighted this video today.
  • Public Education Needs to Be Disinfected (Long Article)

    04/05/2018 5:26:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 5, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, we spent some time discussing cultural rot and how it’s happening in education. We had a very lengthy story yesterday about a woman who attended a convention of college administrators. She was 40 years old and she was astounded at what she was seeing and hearing at this convention. She always thought that the primary method of liberal indoctrination of young people happened in the classroom, until she went to this convention, then she found out all of the administrative people are even sicker, like the guidance counselors and course advisers and so forth. The...