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  • Mom Accused of Forcing Three-Year-Old Daughter into Pornographic Videos

    A Pennsylvania mother has been arrested and accused of allowing her boyfriend to create pornographic videos and photographs using her own three-year-old daughter. Kayla Parker, 26, was arrested in Dayton, Ohio, and extradited to Pennsylvania to face charges of exploiting a child and other accusations. Her bail was set at 10 percent of one million dollars and her next hearing will be on October 26.
  • Amid racial tensions, Penn Hills girls volleyball team to skip Connellsville game (gun snowflakes)

    10/17/2018 2:50:20 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 16 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | 10/17/2018 | Dillon Carr
    The Penn Hills girls volleyball team will skip its volleyball game in Connellsville tonight amid a controversy between the two school districts involving accusations of racism and insensitivity. “The Penn Hills Girls Volleyball Team will not be traveling to Connellsville to play volleyball in a make up game scheduled for this evening,” Coach Jay Mitlo wrote in a blog post . “… and here’s why. It won’t be about fun, sports, or even America for that matter. It’s about racism, intimidation, and lack of respect. I’m not supporting those things. “ Mitlo said the decision to skip the game came...
  • *2018-2019 Winter Outlook...looks like a cold and snowy winter*(I95 Corridor)

    10/17/2018 6:23:34 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 24 replies ^ | Oct 12, 2018 | Meteorologist Paul Dorian
    ...The bottom line A detailed analysis of many different factors suggests to me that much of the eastern half of the nation should experience a colder-than-normal winter with more snow than normal. Coastal storms in the eastern US will be much more of a threat this winter as compared to last year when La Nina conditions dominated in the equatorial Pacific. Overall temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic region are likely to end up about 1.5-3.0 degrees (F) below-normal for the winter season and perhaps an even more dramatic chill will take place in the Southeast US where overall temperatures may average...
  • Anti-Semitic and racist KKK fliers dropped in Philadelphia suburb

    Pamphlets discovered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, which has a large Jewish community. Anti-Semitic and racist KKK fliers dropped in Philadelphia suburb Pamphlets discovered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, which has a large Jewish community By JTA 16 Oct 2018, 8:38 am 0 Flier discovered in Cherry Hill, Philadelphia (Screenshot CBS Philly) Flier discovered in Cherry Hill, Philadelphia (Screenshot CBS Philly) 62 shares Anti-Semitic and racist fliers supporting the Ku Klux Klan were dropped on dozens of homes in Cherry Hill, a Philadelphia suburb with a large Jewish population. At least 30 homes in the southern New Jersey township discovered...
  • Why Did Justice Drop New Black Panthers’ Case?

    06/28/2009 1:57:48 PM PDT · by kellynla · 70 replies · 3,528+ views ^ | 06/26/2009 | Jed Babbin
    Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) is waiting for an answer to his June 8 letter to Attorney General Holder. And he may wait a good while longer because the Justice Department doesn’t want to explain its decision to dismiss its civil case -- the worst case of voter intimidation in many years -- and not pursue a criminal indictment. Wolf’s letter -- a copy of which appears below (click on the image for a larger version) -- asks why the Justice Department dismissed a default judgment and dropped the case against the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, which Wolf’s letter...
  • Pennsylvania Dem forced to resign from local party over ‘Stand for the flag’ Facebook post

    10/15/2018 7:47:15 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | Avery Anapol
    A county Democratic official in Pennsylvania says he was forced to step down over a Facebook post saying he "[stands] for the flag." Mark Salvas, the former executive director of the Allegheny County Democratic Party, told Pittsburgh's KDKA News that the county party chair asked him to resign after just weeks on the job. Salvas, a former Marine and Gulf War veteran, told KDKA that his forced departure was prompted by two social media posts, including one photo of him and his wife with the words: "I stand for the flag, I kneel at the cross."
  • Most Livable Cities? Questioning Those ‘Livability’ Rankings

    10/14/2018 8:10:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/14/2018 | Colin McNickle
    “Livability” rankings have been all the rage for a number of years. Various entities devise the ratings; the media dutifully report them with little or no context. Public officials and booster organizations then tout the most laudatory rankings and reports as proof-positive that their respective cities and/or regions are “getting it right” or “on the move” or some other feel-good bromide. But as two recent cases illustrate, all ranking methodologies are not created equal and some of the criteria employed are suspect, bordering on “bogus,” according to an analysis (Policy Brief Vol. 18, No. 38) by the Allegheny Institute for...
  • ‘I Stand For The Flag, I Kneel At The Cross’: Allegheny Co. Democratic Party Chair Forced To Resign

    10/14/2018 7:08:22 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 90 replies ^ | October 10, 2018 | Jon Delano
    Mark Salvas says he was forced to resign over two social media posts, one that he posted a year ago and one that his wife posted in July. “I was asked by the chair of the Allegheny County Democratic Party to resign my position due to the controversy that was taking place on social media, and I did,” Salvas told KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Wednesday. “It’s never easy when people you have never met accuse you of things and call you names, and you’ve never met them.” A former Marine and Gulf War veteran, Salvas was just hired...
  • Real Clear Politics "Senate No Toss Ups 2018" GOP +2 Dem 0

    10/13/2018 4:20:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 13, 2018
    Senate No Toss Ups 2018 Democrats 0 Pick Ups GOP 2 Pick Ups Mo & ND
  • Liberal Tells Conservative He Could Rape Her, Then Says Don't Tape This

    10/13/2018 5:54:34 AM PDT · by · 100 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | October 12, 2018 | Malachi Bailey
    The left's entire narrative on sexual assault and claims of moral high ground are completely shattered by a new video showing a left-wing man declaring he is allowed to rape a conservative girl. Conservative activist Kaitlin Bennett was interviewing liberal protesters at President Donald Trump's rally in Pennsylvania on Wednesday when one of the protesters, an older man, put his hand on Bennett’s shoulder. That prompted her to say, "Don't touch me." "Why not?" the man said. "Hey, I'm allowed to touch her!" the man exclaimed, turning to someone watching the encounter unfold. "No, you are not allowed to touch...
  • Nine outcomes of Brunson's release - none of which are positive for Erdogan

    10/13/2018 9:28:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Ahval (Events) ^ | 2018-10-13 | Ilhan Tanir
    On Friday, Turkish officials released U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been imprisoned for the past two years on alleged charges of conspiring with illegal groups. Brunson was released upon a ruling that said the 24-months the U.S. pastor spent in detainment was sufficient for the courtÂ’s three-year sentence. The imprisonment of Brunson has been a sore spot in U.S.-Turkey relations, with the U.S. applying pressure through increased tariffs and sanctions against Turkey over the summer, resulting in a rapid devaluation of the Turkish lira. While this may seem like a positive development in bilateral relations, the Brunson case fatally...
  • I Watched 'Gosnell.' Here Are My 5 Takeaways

    10/12/2018 7:33:41 PM PDT · by OddLane · 74 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 10/11/18 | Rachel Del Guidice
    After I saw “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” I was disheartened—and at same time, incredibly thankful. I’m thankful because finally, the horrific true story of Kermit Gosnell, the late-term Philadelphia abortionist who went to prison after being convicted in connection with the deaths of three babies, is being told. But I’m depressed that such a story even exists...
  • "Cross Controversy: Religious Symbols in Wayne County May Have to Go" (I love my town)

    10/12/2018 3:55:33 PM PDT · by Celerity · 17 replies
    WNEP ^ | 10/08/2018 | Jim Hamill
    HONESDALE, Pa. -- Lighted religious symbols in Wayne County may have to go dark. Borough leaders were told an illuminated cross and star celebrating the holidays in a public park are unconstitutional. The cross and star are in a public park in Honesdale. A Newswatch 16 investigation found borough leaders are only now finding out about a letter sent to the mayor months ago claiming both are unconstitutional and should be removed. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the mayor of Honesdale back in June. It says someone filed a complaint about the star and cross on...
  • Allegheny County Democratic leader resigns over accusations of 'insensitive' Facebook posts

    10/12/2018 3:55:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | October 10, 2018 | Bob Bauder
    The executive director of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee abruptly resigned after drawing fire from committee members for what they described as racially insensitive messages that he and his wife allegedly posted on Facebook. Mark Salvas, 47, of Plum, whom the committee hired in September, resigned on Tuesday, according to committee Solicitor Jim Burn. Burn said the committee is searching for a replacement, but he declined further comment. Eileen Kelly, who chairs the committee, could not be reached Wednesday. Salvas did not return a call seeking comment. “We have a zero tolerance for sexual harassment or racism of any kind,”...
  • Civil War gold treasure hunters, lawyer say FBI acting ‘suspicious’

    10/11/2018 10:25:08 AM PDT · by whodathunkit · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/09/2018 | Greg Norman
    A pair of Pennsylvania treasure hunters and their lawyer are accusing the FBI of playing games and acting suspiciously about a dig at a rural site believed to contain a massive stash of Civil War-era gold -- which may be worth up to $250 million. The accusations from Dennis and Kem Parada, and their attorney, Bill Cluck, came months after the bureau said it dug a hole in Dents Run and found nothing. The father-and-son duo felt convinced that area of state-owned wilderness northeast of Pittsburgh holds a hidden stash of gold and the pair claim the FBI went back...
  • Seneca Valley students show support for former student accused...[Girls LIED about sex assault]

    10/10/2018 1:48:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies ^ | 10/5/18 | Jamie Martines
    .... the former Seneca Valley High School student was accused of assaulting two female classmates last year. Now, Michael J. and Alecia Flood of Zelienople, Butler County, have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that their son was terrorized by five “mean girls” — a phrase used in the lawsuit — who made those accusations.... ....students also are using the hashtag #SupportTheTruth in an effort to tap into national conversations around the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. Several women have publicly accused Kavanaugh.... The 26-page lawsuit filed in Pittsburgh alleges T.F. “was forced to endure multiple court appearances, detention in a juvenile facility,...
  • LIVE: President Donald Trump Holds MAGA Rally in Erie, PA 10/10/18

    10/10/2018 7:38:58 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 95 replies
    Scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, 2018: RSBN reporters Liz Willis, Alyssa Ashe, Bailee Byers, Max Kleiber and our cameraman James Willis will be on hand as President Donald J. Trump holds a Make America Great Again rally at Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, PA. The President is scheduled to speak at 7:00 PM ET
  • The Most Important Movie You’ve Never Heard Of

    10/09/2018 7:24:06 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies ^ | October 9, 2018 | Michele Malkin
    It’s here. “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” debuts in theaters nationwide on Oct. 12. I do believe this groundbreaking film by indie producers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney is the most important movie in America right now – a true-life saga of good vs. evil, deadly medical malpractice, systemic government malfeasance and cultural apathy toward the most vulnerable members of our society. I first reported on this real-life horror story nearly eight years ago, but you’ve probably not heard or read a word about “Gosnell” in the mainstream press, TV news or online. The conspiracy of silence...
  • How America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer Almost Got Away With Murder

    10/09/2018 1:56:59 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/09/2018 | Jonathan Lange
    H.H. Holmes used to be considered America’s most prolific serial killer. He is said to have murdered 230 victims during the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. Gary Ridgeway, the Green River Killer, is suspected of killing more than 90 women between 1982 and the early ‘90s. Yet both are dwarfed by a killer whose victims began disappearing in the 1980s. For years, his murders went largely unnoticed. Then, in 2010, the Philadelphia police, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Federal Bureau of Investigation raided his place of business. They were looking for evidence of an illegal drug operation. What they found was...
  • Federal Court Restores Second Amendment Rights to Man Convicted of Repeat DUI

    10/09/2018 5:43:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 28 September, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania restored Second Amendment rights to Raymond Holloway, Jr.Mr. Holloway had his Second Amendment rights removed after being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) for a second time, in 2005. The first time was in 2002. Under Pennsylvania law, a second offence with a blood alcohol level above .16%, could be punished as a misdemeanor with up to five years in prison. After serving his sentence as work-release for 90 days, and paying a fine of $1,500, Holloway has lead a virtuous life without further...