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  • ‘Mean Moms’ bully babies on Facebook

    11/11/2013 4:52:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    WTVR-TV ^ | 11/8/13
    PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (WPBF) –A mother said she is disgusted by a Facebook group where moms bash pictures of other people’s children. New mom Melissa Antenucci said she accidentally stumbled upon the group while visiting a Facebook page set-up to sell gently used baby clothes. She said group members copied pictures of other people’s children and posted cruel criticisms. Under one photo, one mom wrote, “You can absolutely not fix ugly. This is a God given example of such.” Another mother wrote, “An ugly baby thread. I have died and gone to heaven. Why can’t you guys live near...
  • Most People Are Supposed To Pay This Tax. Almost Nobody Actually Pays It.

    04/16/2013 9:25:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    National Public Radio's Planet Money ^ | April 16, 2013 | Chana Joffe-Walt
    The majority of Americans have now filed their taxes. And the majority of Americans have done so incorrectly. There is one mistake, in particular, that lots of people made: They bought tax-free things online or in another state — and they failed to pay tax on their purchase in their home state. It's called a use tax. As far as I can tell, accountants and tax lawyers are some of the only people who pay it. Forty-five states have a use tax. About 1.6 percent of the taxpayers in those 45 states actually pay the use tax. So I figured...
  • Dad Says Facebook Photo of Son with Gun Brought Cops to House (A Century 21 Christmas Story BB Gun)

    03/19/2013 8:04:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    CNET ^ | March 19, 2013 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Dad says Facebook photo of son with gun brought cops to house A New Jersey man says that, on the basis of mere hearsay about a Facebook photo of his 11-year-old son with a .22 rifle, police and child protection arrive at his door and demand entry. I am sure there are several 11-year-old boys who are terribly proficient at handling a gun. But, given that I wouldn't trust an 11-year-old boy with a popsicle, I would just as well not be anywhere near them. This, however, doesn't appear to have been the policy of the authorities in New Jersey....
  • ‘Infuriated’ Boxer stormed out of Benghazi hearing

    01/25/2013 9:08:56 AM PST · by Third Person · 104 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 24th, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton Wednesday night she was “infuriated” during Sen. Rand Paul’s questioning of Sec. Hillary Clinton and even left the hearing room. “When I heard him say those words, I walked out of the hearing room, and listened to him from behind the stage, because I was so infuriated at what that man said,” Ms Boxer said. Mr Paul said it was “inexcusable” for the State Department to ignore the Benghazi cables. “Had I been president at the time, and I found that you did not read the cables from Benghazi, you did not...
  • Kids who bullied bus monitor suspended for a year, assigned to reform school

    06/30/2012 10:06:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 215 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 29, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    You need closure. Following individual meetings this week with school and district administrators, each family waived their right to a hearing and agreed to one-year suspensions from school and regular bus transportation. The Greece Central School District is legally required to provide all students ages 5 to 16 with an education, therefore, during the 2012-13 school year, the students who have been suspended will be transferred to the district Reengagement Center, located in a non-school facility. This alternative education program keeps middle school students on track academically while providing a structured opportunity for students to take responsibility for their actions...
  • FMCSA's unprecedented bus shutdown puts safety first

    05/31/2012 7:37:08 AM PDT · by Newtoidaho
    If you operate a commercial bus service and put your passengers safety at risk, we will shut you down. It's a simple message and most companies get it.
  • (CSI Poop Police) DNA Test Helps Enforce Pet Clean Up Policy

    02/09/2012 6:45:01 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | February 9, 2012 | Brad Wills
    DNA Test Helps Enforce Pet Clean Up Policy SAN DIEGO - The same DNA technology that has solved cold case murders is now being used to crack down on a whole new class of criminals: dog owners who don't clean up after their pets. "Unfortunately, people leave surprises in my yard, but I always carry plastic bags, so I can clean up those surprises," said dog owner Ted Stevens. Now, BioPet Vet Lab ,a company in Knoxville, Tenn., has developed technology that is says can identify the dogs that leave unwelcome calling cards on neighborhood lawns. The system, called Pooprints,...
  • Monterey Biologist Accused of Feeding Whale (Faces 20 Years in Federal Prison, Large Fines)

    01/09/2012 5:19:17 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 46 replies
    AP ^ | Monday, January 9, 2012 | JASON DEAREN
    Monterey biologist accused of feeding whale SAN FRANCISCO ---- A marine biologist who runs popular whale-watching tours on California's Monterey Bay has been indicted for violating federal laws that protect marine mammals. Nancy Black, a marine scientist whose work has been featured on PBS, National Geographic and Animal Planet, was charged Wednesday with four violations of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Her attorneys countered the charges by arguing that her interactions with the creatures were legal scientific research. She was accused of feeding killer whales in 2005 during a research trip, and misleading investigators by editing video footage of her...
  • Is Life for Rubashkin Overkill?

    06/23/2010 10:55:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    inn ^ | 6/23/10 | Edwin Black
    Originally, some people said they wouldn’t mind if kosher butcher Sholom Rubashkin got life in prison and rot behind bars until he dies. Yesterday, June 22, 2010, their wish was fulfilled by U.S. District Chief Judge Linda Reade in a northern Iowa courtroom. Under the stiff sentence, Rubashkin rots in jail essentially until he dies, a 27 year sentence supplemented by five years of probation to the 51-year man—and then he pays $27 million in restitution. Judge Reade’s sentence exceeded even the government’s request of 25 years. Now many people are outraged at the harsh treatment being meted out to...
  • Pa. middle school expels teen with eyebrow shaver (another good reason to Homeschool)

    05/21/2009 6:29:36 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 46 replies · 3,857+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | May 21 02:55 PM US/Eastern | Breitbart.com
    A Pittsburgh-area teenager has been suspended from middle school when a random search turned up an eyebrow shaver in her handbag. Officials at Linton Middle School in Penn Hills recommended at a Wednesday disciplinary hearing that 15-year-old be expelled for the rest of this year and 45 days next year. The teen said she doesn't consider the eyebrow trimmer a weapon. She fears expulsion will hurt her chances of becoming a nurse-anesthetist. She's a Girl Scout and a member of the school's basketball team, choir and leadership team. The school released a statement saying it has a standard disciplinary policy...
  • Clovis Overkill Didn't Wipe Out California's Sea Duck

    03/17/2008 2:18:53 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 665+ views
    Newswise ^ | 3-17-2008 | University Of Oregob
    Clovis Overkill Didn't Wipe Out California's Sea Duck Newswise — Clovis-age natives, often noted for overhunting during their brief dominance in a primitive North America, deserve clemency in the case of California's flightless sea duck. New evidence says it took thousands of years for the duck to die out. A team of six scientists, including Jon M. Erlandson of the University of Oregon, pronounced their verdict in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (online, March 13) after holding court on thousands of years of archaeological testimony taken from bones of the extinct sea duck uncovered from 14 sites...
  • Partygoer shot by police dies

    01/09/2008 5:14:24 AM PST · by grjr21 · 85 replies · 234+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Wed, Jan. 9, 2008 | Philadelphia Inquirer
    ABEDE ISAAC, though riddled with bullets that were still blasting into the East Germantown rowhouse, saw the 9-year-old son of his girlfriend coming down the stairs into the hail of bullets. Isaac yelled at the boy, "Get up the stairs!" said Clinton Rogers, the homeowner, who witnessed the incident. Then, despite his wounds, Isaac struggled up the steps behind the boy, forcing him upward. Even so, the boy, Nyger Page, was grazed by one of 11 shots that were fired into the house. Isaac, 33, blood streaming down his face, made it to the top of the stairs, where he...
  • Charges 'Ridiculous' (Saying 'Bang!' With Hand As Gun Is Crime, In Canada)

    11/06/2007 7:06:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 137+ views
    Ottawa Sun ^ | November 4, 2007 | KENNETH JACKSON, SUN MEDIA
    Charges 'ridiculous' Mischief investigation targets plans for mock gunfight at mall By KENNETH JACKSON, SUN MEDIA An Ottawa teen believes cops were too quick to pull the trigger on a mischief investigation that involved shaping his hand into a gun and yelling bang in a mock gunfight. Henrick Vierula told the Sun he doesn't deserve to be charged with multiple criminal offences after participating in a phenomena known as a "flash mob" at the Rideau Centre on Friday. "The whole thing is ridiculous," said Vierula, 19. Vierula and other participants were to shape their hands into a gun, point them...
  • George Lucas planning 'Star Wars' TV series

    10/16/2007 9:38:58 PM PDT · by james500 · 116 replies · 141+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | October 17, 2007 | Geoff Boucher
    Attention, TV executives: The Force may soon be with you. Filmmaker George Lucas said Tuesday that he has "just begun work" on a live-action television series rooted in the "Star Wars" universe, which is huge news not just for fans of the science-fiction epic but also for networks looking for a piece of the Lucas magic that has grossed $4.3 billion in theaters worldwide. There is a caveat, though: The proposed series doesn't have anyone named Luke or Anakin in it, a story path that Lucas concedes is "taking chances" as far as connecting with an audience expecting the familiar...
  • Lawmen cleared in incident: Officers fired 104 shots after man pointed gun

    09/10/2007 3:46:57 PM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 55 replies · 1,068+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | Lawmen cleared in incident | JASON KOTOWSKI
    All 11 officers and sheriff’s personnel who fired more than 100 shots at a man on Aug. 27 acted properly “to protect their lives and the lives of others,” officials announced Friday. The man shot to death, 24-year-old Jesus German Sarabia, pointed a gun at the lawmen after they tried for nearly four minutes to get him to drop the weapon, said Sheriff Donny Youngblood. He and Bakersfield Police Chief Bill Rector answered questions about the shooting at a news conference at Sheriff’s Department headquarters Friday morning. Asked if 104 shots were excessive, Youngblood said there’s no magic number for...
  • Republicans lost because...oh shut up!

    11/11/2006 5:29:00 PM PST · by montag813 · 30 replies · 505+ views
    Vanity ^ | 11/11/2006 | Montag
    Is anyone else sick and tired of the endless idiotic pieces about "Why the Republicans Lost", "How Conservative Lost Their Way"...blah blah blah. Where were all these geniuses BEFORE the election?
  • Fugitive cop killer shot 68 times

    10/01/2006 8:48:34 AM PDT · by roostercogburn · 199 replies · 4,558+ views
    A fugitive gunman accused of killing a Florida sheriff’s deputy was shot 68 times by SWAT team officers who found him hiding in the woods, according to autopsy results. Police fired 110 shots at Angilo Freeland, 27, the target of a massive manhunt in central Florida following the shooting death of Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Williams Thursday. “That’s all the bullets we had, or we would have shot him more,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told the Orlando Sentinel newspaper.
  • Men Get Six Months In Jail For Stealing Food From Garbage Can

    09/02/2006 9:11:47 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 195 replies · 4,602+ views
    7 News ^ | September 1, 2006
    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. -- Two men who took fruit and vegetables out of a garbage can have been sentenced to six months in jail, a punishment they say is harsh and the only choice they had to avoid a felony on their records. Giles Charle, 24, of Sumersworth, N.H., and David Siller, 27, of Wayne, Pa., were on their way to the Rainbow Family's annual gathering when they were arrested in June and charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor theft. Authorities said they took five cucumbers, four or five apricots, two bundles of asparagus spears and a handful of cherries...
  • Repeal the Bradley Amendment

    02/28/2006 12:22:02 AM PST · by Orlando · 7 replies · 887+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 2-27-06 | Phyllis Schlafly
    When oursupposedly compassionate federal government pokes its nose into areas that, under our principle of federalism, should be none of its business, the result is often unintended consequences, gross injustices, and of course massive costs. A prime example is the 1986 federal Bradley Amendment, which mandates that a child support debt cannot be retroactively reduced or forgiven even if the debtor is unemployed, hospitalized, in prison, sent to war, dead, proved to not be the father, never allowed to see his children, or loses his job or suffers a pay cut.
  • Child Support deadbeat parents might lose driver's licenses,etc...(Kansas)

    02/14/2006 8:40:06 AM PST · by Orlando · 87 replies · 1,497+ views
    Kansas.com ^ | 2-8-06 | Kansas.com
    State child-welfare officals are backing a House bill(2706) that would suspend the driver's licenses of parents who fall more than $500. behind in their court-ordered child support payments. The officals also support a Senate bill(468)(459) that would block deadbeats from buying hunting and fishing licenses and camping permits. The goal, the officals say, is not to punish these debtors but encourage them to pay their obligations on time and in full. In a another news article(The Wichita Eagle)(Bills: Pay child support to hunt,drive) more details are provided. http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/legislature/13816191.htm "Garnisheeing a debtor's personal INJURY insurance or worker's compensation payments to make...
  • Democrats and the DeLay Scandal

    04/12/2005 6:21:07 PM PDT · by jagrmeister · 3 replies · 200+ views
    Minority Retort ^ | 4/12/05 | Bob Chandra
    First, we have the media overkill on whatever Delay may or may have not done over the last twenty years. Rich Lowry shows how the NYTimes is dredging up news from years ago and putting it on the front page. Next, we have people like the DLC saying things like it's ridiculous for Republicans to think this is a Soros plot cause we're in on it too! Well, I'm glad to know that other wealthy Democratic financiers are behind it as well. The "Get DeLay" campaign remains a base, partisan smear campaign, not a genuine pursuit of the truth. There...
  • Mercury Spill Causes Scare at Farrington

    03/09/2005 8:39:22 PM PST · by Txshep · 78 replies · 1,190+ views
    KGMB TV news ^ | 03-09-2005 | KGMB reporter
    A mercury spill at Farrington High School sent students and a teacher to the health office. It happened when a ninth-grader cracked a 12-inch thermometer during a science experiment. Hazmat crews say about a teaspoon of mercury spilled onto the floor. A handful of students were exposed before the teacher cleaned up the mess. No one complained of itching skin or headaches -- effects of extended exposure to mercury. But the teacher and eight students were taken to the health office as a precaution. The classroom remained off-limits until an environmental firm did a thorough clean-up. Farrington uses mercury thermometers...
  • Minneapolis murder victim shot 26 times in botched Ecstasy deal

    12/17/2004 7:36:04 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 28 replies · 764+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 12-17-04 | Howie Padilla
    The Brooklyn Park man killed early Tuesday in a Minneapolis apartment had up to 26 wounds from being shot in a botched deal to sell ecstasy, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday. James A. Barnett, also known as James A. Benett and Charles "Spanky" Barnett, was found dead about 1:30 a.m. in a building in the 2400 block of Golden Valley Rd. in the Willard-Hay neighborhood. Thomas D. Clair was charged Thursday with second-degree murder and second-degree assault and is being held in the Hennepin County jail without bail. Clair told investigators that he set up the buy between...
  • Pols swim against tide of DNC `overkill' (Boston parents hot over pool closings)

    07/17/2004 2:29:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies · 863+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/17/04 | Dave Wedge
    Pols swim against tide of DNC `overkill' By Dave Wedge Saturday, July 17, 2004 While angry parents fumed over the shutdown of some public pools during the Democratic National Convention, U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano blasted the state agency in charge, calling the decision ``overkill.'' ``To close down a pool on what is on average the hottest week of the year is nuts,'' Capuano said. ``These kids have no other place to go. It's unnecessary.'' The Department of Conservation and Recreation - the agency formerly known as the oft-criticized Metropolitan District Commission - decided to close pools in Somerville and Cambridge...
  • Woman convicted for stabbing husband 193 times (wanted to make sure he'd stay dead)

    03/03/2004 1:16:14 PM PST · by mhking · 115 replies · 434+ views
    HOUSTON -- A jury Wednesday convicted a woman of murder for stabbing her husband 193 times, rejecting her claim that she acted in self-defense after years of abuse. Susan Wright, 27, could get up to 99 years in prison. The sentencing phase was to begin in the afternoon. Prosecutors said she killed Jeffrey Wright in 2003 to collect on his $200,000 life insurance policy. Jeffrey Wright, 34, was found buried in the couple's back yard after Susan Wright's attorney reported the body to authorities. Wright, a former topless dancer, testified that her husband beat her repeatedly and that right before...
  • BROOKE ADAMS FOR GOVERNOR

    10/02/2003 11:17:31 AM PDT · by Chancellor Palpatine · 8 replies · 138+ views
    I have a new favorite recall candidate......