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  • PA House Moves to Spank Scofflaw Governments, Concurs with HB80 (preemption enforcement)

    10/24/2014 5:04:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Every one of the 50 states has some kind of firearms preemption law.   This makes perfect sense, as otherwise each town, county, and local government could enact a local ordinance to invalidate your right to keep and bear arms.   You could easily be placed in jail for an inadvertent violation of an ordiance that you never knew existed, just because you crossed an invisible political boundary. Pennsylvania has such a law, and it is a well thought out example.  There is only one problem; the means to enforce it is weak.   To prevent local governments form flouting the rule...
  • Public jumps to help man mistaken for Frein

    10/23/2014 3:53:16 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | October 22, 2014 | Beth Brelje
    James Tully, of Candensis, does not own a car and walks to work through the search area. He has been stopped and questioned by authorities numerous times, eventually being forced to the ground at gunpoint. The man who has been stopped by police numerous times while walking to work through the manhunt search area has been overwhelmed by the public's response, according to his mother, Linda Waddington Tully. There have been offers of vehicles, a fundraiser, and lots of media attention. James Tully, 39, lives off Snow Hill Road in Canadensis, which has been a key area in the search...
  • Can the Palestinian Authority survive without the IDF?

    10/21/2014 4:54:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 20/10/14 | Elhanan Miller
    The Palestinian leadership is bound for the UN Security Council, where it will demand a deadline for Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank. But, given the risk of a swift Hamas takeover of the West Bank, a former Israeli security official questioned the sincerity of the Palestinian demand, speculating that it may be acting against its own self-interest just to spite Israel. Addressing donor states in a conference for the rehabilitation of Gaza last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas did not cite November 2016 as the final date by which Israeli troops are to leave the West Bank (as...
  • Pennsylvania Senate passes last minute gun preemption measure (Woohoo!)

    10/21/2014 2:30:49 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    After earlier versions of an amendment to allow individuals and concerned groups to take cities and counties into court over gun laws stronger than the state’s were derailed, a version added to a metals theft bill passed late Wednesday. The measure, entered as an amendment to House Bill 80, had drawn complaints from gun control advocates due to its structure. As outlined in the language of the act, which passed by a 32-16 vote, groups such as the National Rifle Association can stand in for local citizens in challenging ordinances in court. Lawmakers backing the move argue that it’s a...
  • PA:Barbershop Shooter Acquitted, Case in Shirt Pocket

    10/21/2014 12:04:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A jury recently found Albert Dudley not guilty of aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, and possessing an instrument of crime. In 2012, Dudley become involved in an altercation with another barber at the shop where he worked.   Dudley had a concealed carry permit, and during the altercation, his firearm was fired, striking his opponent.  Versions of the event vary considerably.   From the article about the arrest: Later, Dudley gave investigators a written statement saying he had been at work when the victim arrived, appearing intoxicated. He claimed the other man became physically aggressive during the argument.   Originally,...
  • PA:Bill to Hold Scofflaw Governments Accountable Passes Senate

    10/18/2014 6:18:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    HB1243 passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on October 6th, 143 to 54.   The bill adds teeth to the Pennsylvania preemption law that has been on the books for years.   Over 50 local governments have made a mockery of the rule of law by passing restrictive and illegal local ordinances.  The bill allows member organizations to sue municipalities on behalf of their members, so those who push citizen disarmament (disarmenters?)  are claiming that it gives authority for the NRA to sue local governments. That is true, just as the ACLU sues local governments over first amendment issues, or the...
  • TOM WOLF HAS NO IDEA WHY HE HAS NO IDEA ABOUT THE SPECIFICS OF HIS 188% INCOME TAX HIKE

    10/14/2014 3:22:00 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 72 replies
    HARRISBURG – The Corbett-Cawley campaign today drew attention to Secretary Tom Wolf’s ever-evolving excuses as to why he cannot provide the details on his plan to raise the income tax rate by 188 percent. Wolf embraces his inner-Nancy Pelosi in his latest excuse, arguing that the voters are not allowed to see what is in his tax plan until the election is over.
  • Abbas Threatens, Again, to Cut Ties With Israel

    10/13/2014 5:33:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/10/14 | Dalit Halevy & Elad Benari
    PA Chairman says he plans to move ahead with his latest unilateral UN move and if all else fails, he will hand the keys to Netanyahu. video .....
  • Hamas and Fatah Meet in Gaza: 'The Division is Over'

    10/09/2014 2:51:10 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-9-14 | Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) unity government held its first full cabinet meeting on Thursday in Gaza, and despite the recent massive tensions between "unity partners" Fatah and Hamas, both groups claimed the years of division are now over. After the meeting, which was held in a house belonging to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, unity government Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh held a joint press conference. "The division in the Palestinian people has ended. We have one government and one region," said Haniyeh, emphasizing that both groups share the goal of establishing a Palestinian state with its...
  • Eric Frein's sister thinks he has fled Pocono Mountains

    10/05/2014 12:32:38 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 17 replies
    PennLive ^ | 10/04/2014 | Sue Gleiter
    The 18-year-old sister of a suspect in a deadly police ambush said she thinks her brother, Eric Frein, has fled the Pocono Mountain woods, according to a story in The Morning Call. Tiffany Frein told the Call she believes the intensive manhunt has failed to capture her brother because he is no longer in the deep woods where officers are looking for him.
  • FBI: Tests can’t link diapers to ambush suspect

    10/03/2014 4:04:00 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | Oct. 3, 2014 | AP
    DNA testing was inconclusive on soiled diapers thought to have been left by Pennsylvania police ambush suspect Eric Frein, the FBI said Friday. The diapers had been exposed to the elements, so "you can’t say one way or the other" whether Frein wore them, said Edward Hanko, special agent in charge of the Philadelphia FBI office. State police announced last week they had discovered diapers in the northeastern Pennsylvania woods where Frein is believed to be hiding, and that he might have worn them so he could remain stationary for long periods of time.
  • Two troopers fall from tree stand in search for Eric Frein

    10/02/2014 1:12:00 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | Oct. 2, 2014 | Staff reports
    Two state troopers fell from a tree stand Wednesday night during the search for Eric Frein and were injured, according to a state police official. The troopers entered a wooden tree stand to clear the structure and ensure it was not occupied around 7 p.m. The tree stand was a man-made hunting blind elevated roughly 20 feet off the ground and attached to a tree. While inside the stand, the floor collapsed and both men fell to the ground. They were treated by tactical medics at the scene. At the advice of the medics, both troopers were air-lifted to Lehigh...
  • PA Illegal Land Grab to Block Road North of Jerusalem

    09/30/2014 10:37:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/14 | Shlomo Pyotrkovsky & Ari Yashar
    The IDF Civil Administration ordered the expropriation on Tuesday of land between the Samaria communities of Hizmeh and Adam, both of which are located just north of Jerusalem, so as to widen the local road there to have two lanes and ease traffic congestion. However, Arutz Sheva has learned that just hours after the order was given, the Palestinian Authority (PA) sent representatives to the area and started illegally building corrugated iron structures to establish facts on the ground and prevent the usage of the previously empty land. Shortly after learning about the development, members of the Regavim watchdog group...
  • PA's top judge says colleagues snared in porn scandal will 'have to pay the piper'

    09/30/2014 7:34:16 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    philly.com ^ | 9-30-14 | Chris Brennan
    RON CASTILLE, the chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, says any judges snared in the pornographic-email scandal unfolding in Harrisburg at the state Attorney General's Office will "have to pay the piper." Castille, speaking yesterday on a conference call with reporters, said he has asked Attorney General Kathleen Kane - in a letter Thursday followed by a telephone call - for the names of any judges who sent or received the hard-core pornography. Castille also wants copies of the emails. "I want to make sure that, if they are involved, they have to pay the piper," Castille said. "It's...
  • Pennsylvania: Gun Control Amendment Fails in Pennsylvania House Vote

    09/25/2014 5:01:53 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Yesterday, state Representative Mark Keller’s amendment to House Bill 1243, strengthening firearm preemption to provide consistency for Pennsylvania’s firearm and ammunition laws throughout the state, passed in the state House of Representatives by a 143 to 54 vote.
  • Hamas, Fatah agree Palestinian Authority to take control of Gaza

    09/25/2014 9:04:41 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 4 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sep. 25, 2014 | Jack Khoury
    Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah reached an agreement on Thursday by which the Palestinian Authority will take control over the Gaza Strip. The deal also includes Hamas' consent for a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, according to a Fatah official. Hassin Alsheikh, a negotiator on the Fatah team, told Haaretz that the Palestinian Authority will take responsibility for the reconstruction of the Strip as well as for manning the Gaza crossings "effective immediately." He added that Hamas also agreed to support Palestinian President Abbas' plan for establishing a state within the '67 borders. Hamas' negotiator Musa Abu Marzouk and...
  • PA: Rumors on Preemption Bill HB2011

    09/24/2014 1:18:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Pennsylvania, the legislature is looking at a strong preemption bill, HB2011, to put some strength into the Pennsylvania preemption law.   Local governments have been scoffing at the law, because it has no provision for enforcement.   Other states have had to add enforcement measures to their law for this very reason.  All states have some form of preemption for gun laws.  The law seemed likely to be brought up last week.   It wasn't. From ar15.com, brich2929 writes, on 17 September, that State Rep Brad Roae's facebook page had this notice:  We will be voting on a pro gun rights...
  • 9 days in, no contact with Pennsylvania trooper murder suspect

    09/21/2014 11:15:49 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2014 | Associated Press
    CANADENSIS, Pa. – Nine days after a gunman opened fire in a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities have had no contact with the suspect they describe as a self-taught survivalist despite an intensive search that shut down the heavily wooded community where he lived with his parents. Though a shelter-in-place order had been lifted in the Pocono Mountains community where police have focused their search, they continued to urge residents to be vigilant Sunday as the manhunt continues for Eric Frein. Frein's father, retired Army Maj. E. Michael Frein, told police that he had taught his son...
  • Hamas to PA: Show us proof that int'l organizations will cease aid if our salaries are not paid

    09/21/2014 11:21:43 AM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/20/14 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Hamas to PA: Show us proof that int'l organizations will cease aid if our salaries are not paid Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said recently that donor countries had warned him not to pay salaries to Hamas’ 40,000 civil servants. Hamas is demanding proof from Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah that donor countries have threatened to suspend financial aid to the Palestinians if his government paid salaries to Hamas employees in the Gaza Strip. Hamdallah said recently that donor countries had warned him not to pay salaries to Hamas’s 40,000 civil servants. “The government and the banks operating in the...
  • Pennsylvania police closing in on officer slaying suspect

    09/19/2014 6:31:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | September 19, 2014 | Ralph Ellis and Sonia Moghe
    Canadensis, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Police in Pennsylvania appeared to be closing in Friday night on the suspect in the slaying of a state trooper. Police have surrounded a home where they believe Eric Matthew Frein is believed to be hiding, a local government official told CNN. The home, which was broken into, is not far from Frein's family home in Canadensis, Pennsylvania, in the Poconos Mountains. Police exchanged gunfire in the area with an individual believed to be Frein.
  • PA:Another Writer Transfers Volition to Guns

    09/19/2014 11:15:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The alternative online publication philebrity.com, which is about "Philly Arts, Gossip, Media, Music, Nightlife & Politics".   The have picked up on the theme of irrationality of those who wish to disarm the citizenry by attribution volition and motivation to inanimate objects: "..3,373 people were killed by guns in Philadelphia between September 11, 2001 and the end of 2013, and 174 more have been murdered so far this year." People were killed *with* guns, not "by" guns.   There is a large difference.   Guns are not alive.   Guns do not make choices.  Guns do not have volition or...
  • 'Extremely dangerous' survivalist named suspect in Pennsylvania state trooper ambush

    09/16/2014 1:12:50 PM PDT · by lightman · 255 replies
    Fox news ^ | 16 September AD 2014 | Staff
    The suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks is a survivalist... Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pa., is still armed with the .308-caliber rifle that he used to open fire on the barracks late Friday, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said at a news conference where he revealed the suspect's name. Noonan called Frein "extremely dangerous." "
  • PA: Legislature to Vote on Gun Law Reform

    09/15/2014 3:16:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The NRA is reporting that an important gun law reform will be coming up for a vote this week.  From the nraila.org: Next week, the Pennsylvania Legislature returns from its summer break, and the NRA has learned that the state House of Representatives may be considering a vote on House Bill 2011 as early as next Monday.  This critical firearms preemption legislation is needed to strengthen and provide consistency in Pennsylvania’s firearm and ammunition laws throughout the state.  To date, nearly fifty municipalities have enacted illegal local gun control ordinances including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Lancaster, Reading and the state capital...
  • UPDATE: One Trooper Killed In Shooting At State Police Barracks

    09/13/2014 12:55:14 AM PDT · by Tamzee · 159 replies
    WNEP ^ | 9/13/14 | Amanda Kelley
    <p>BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — State police have confirmed there has been a shooting at the Pennsylvania State Police Blooming Grove barracks in Pike County. There is no one in custody at this time. Newswatch 16 has a crew on the scene and we will have more information as it becomes available.</p>
  • PA Paper: Obama Enjoys Gaza Scenes as Revenge for Slavery

    09/11/2014 4:45:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/9/14 | Tova Dvorin
    A Palestinian Authority (PA) official newspaper actively publishes racist comments against US President Barack Obama, a watchdog group revealed Thursday - despite the millions of dollars in US aid it receives. Official publication Al-Hayat Al-Jadida printed an editorial from Ibrahim Abd Al-Majid claiming Obama, as a "black president," has committed "crimes [that] have surpassed those of all the white presidents." Palestinian Media Watch translated excerpts, below, into English: Israel has found an opportunity to start [its] ethnic cleansing [in Gaza],because the Arabs are [currently] busy with what is going on in their countries - as in Iraq IS (Islamic State)...
  • ALAS, BABYLON, Post your "post-attack" conditions of YOUR CITY here. Thread 01

    09/11/2001 12:33:38 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 131 replies · 1,553+ views
    AP, UPI, CNN, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC ^ | 11 SEP 01 (PEARL HARBOR PART 2) | DCBRYAN1
    Post your conditions or noticable behavior of your city officials here. Little Rock-
  • Penn State bowl ban lifted immediately, full scholarships for 2015-2016

    09/08/2014 12:02:47 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 85 replies
    fansided.com ^ | 9-7-14 | Patrick Schmidt
    The Penn State Nittany Lions are eligible to play in a bowl game this season after the NCAA ruled they are satisfied with the athletic department’s progress in ensuring it functions with integrity. “Penn State’s commitment to the integrity of its athletics department and its progress toward meeting the requirements of the Consent Decree are clear,” said Northern Arizona President Rita Hartung Cheng via NCAA.org, who chaired Monday’s Executive Committee meeting. “We thank Senator Mitchell for his meticulous and exhaustive work over the past two years. Mitchell’s efforts and the dedication of Penn State officials made today’s decisions possible.” Penn...
  • PA Official Opposes Joining ICC so as to 'Shoot Israelis'

    08/27/2014 3:39:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/8/14 | Ari Yashar
    A senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official last Friday opposed his organization's aspirations to sue Israel for "war crimes" at the International Criminal Court (ICC). His reason - such a move might prevent Arabs under PA jurisdiction from "shooting Israelis." The official, Abbas Zaki, is a leader in PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction. His comments came in an interview on the Lebanese Palestine Today TV, which was translated by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). "I'm against signing the Rome Statute (i.e., joining the ICC) as long as our country is occupied. If tomorrow you shoot, they'll say you signed an agreement,"...
  • PA: Successful Open Carry Defense in Wilkes Barre

    08/27/2014 7:25:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A man was walking at 1:20 am, Sunday morning, when he was confronted by two black males, one of which pointed a gun at him.   From timesleader.com: “What do you got for me?” one man said to the victim.He told police he grabbed his attacker’s gun with one hand and drew his own firearm. The man does not have a concealed firearms permit, but carries his gun under Pennsylvania’s open carry laws, police said. The robbers fled. On a dark street, the tactical deterrence offered by open carry may not be as effective, essentially making open carry the equivalent...
  • A Real Live Gnome in Pennsylvania?

    08/24/2014 10:17:04 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 45 replies
    Earthfiles.com ^ | 23AUG2014 | Linda Moulton Howe
    August 23, 2014 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - In 1200 A.D., a Swedish man named Frederik Ugarph found a hard wood statue only about six inches (15 cm) high of a little person wearing a conical hat in what is now Trondheim, Norway. The statue was standing on a pedestal engraved with the words: “NISSE Riktig Storrelse.” That means, “Gnome, actual height.” Owned and housed today by the Oliv family in Uppsala, Norway, X-ray tests indicate the wooden statue is more than 2,000 years old, perhaps carved from a tree that is no longer known. Another historic account of a “miniature person”...
  • Stolen Obama statue discovered with six-pack of Twisted Tea in Pa. park

    08/23/2014 12:47:37 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 74 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 22, 2014 | Matt Bradwell
    WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A stolen life-sized statue of United States President Barack Obama was has been returned to its Northern Pennsylvania owner after being discovered on a nearby picnic bench with an empty six-pack of Twisted Tea and a cigarette butt hanging from its mouth.The statue was a staple of the Wilkes-Barre, Pa., neighborhood it was stolen from, where owner Tiffany Bruce prominently displayed it on her porch and decorated it for holidays."I peeked my head out the door and Obama's gone and I kind of went into a panic," described a distressed Bruce when the statue...
  • PA Makes 'Political Decision' to 'Slaughter Settlers'

    08/21/2014 5:47:46 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-21-14 | Ari Yashar
    A senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official last Wednesday declared that his organization has made a "political decision" to support Arab terrorists "slaughtering" Jews living in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem. Jibril Rajoub, head of the PA Sports Authority and Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, made the statements on the independent Palestinian Arab TV channel Awdah. Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) exposed and translated the interview. "OK, brother, here is the occupation, am I stopping you from slaughtering a settlement? No one is stopping anyone...our political decision is resistance in the occupied territories in order to bring an end to...
  • PA Daily Claims Teens' Murder 'Fabricated' to Start War

    08/19/2014 12:54:06 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-19-14 | Ari Yashar
    The official Palestinian Authority (PA) daily newspaper has accused Israel of making up the abduction and murder of Naftali Frenkel (16), Gilad Sha'ar (16) and Eyal Yifrah (19) hy''d on June 12 by Hamas terrorists as an excuse to launch Operations Brother's Keeper and Protective Edge. In an op-ed this Saturday by Yahya Rabah, a regular columnist for the PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, the claim was made that Israel invented the horrific murders as a "pretext." Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) revealed and translated the piece.
  • Little League World Series photo gallery

    08/18/2014 9:30:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    Little League Baseball ^ | 8-18-14 | n/a
    This image below is from LLWS FB page - Sunday night Philly vs. Texas (32K attendance). The link takes you to the official LLWS page and a photo gallery.
  • Israel disrupts massive Hamas plot to topple West Bank Palestinian Authority

    08/18/2014 11:57:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/18/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Further cementing the increasingly prevalent impression that the Palestinian Authority is much more responsible than are the Hamas militants in control of Gaza, the terrorist group was implicated on Monday in a plan to mount attacks on Israeli civilians and to orchestrate a coup in the West Bank with the aim of toppling Mahmoud Abbas’s government.The plot, planned by a Hamas wing headquartered in Turkey, centered on executing a series of mass casualty terror attacks in Israel and destabilizing the West Bank which would facilitate a military coup, The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday. The Hamas infrastructure relied on...
  • Former Penn State player Pete Curkendall: Joe Paterno "gave us a year, and you can't repay that"

    08/10/2014 8:03:26 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 119 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 8-10-14 | Frank Bodani
    The son of the former Penn State football player had only five weeks to live. Pete Curkendall and his wife, Renee, already were caring for an adopted girl with AIDS and cerebral palsy. Doctors then stunned them with news that their 2 1/2-year-old biological son, Joshua, had a cancerous brain tumor and almost certainly wouldn't survive. They had just moved to the Syracuse, N.Y., area and knew hardly anyone. At least they weren't lacking for hope and resolve. Caring for kids with special needs was a life-long plan for Renee Curkendall, as much now as it was then, 16 years...
  • PA:Why People Carry a Gun When Answering the Door

    08/08/2014 3:08:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 73 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Numerous people have criticized homeowners  for having a gun in their hand or on their person when answering a door.   I have always maintained that it is only prudent to do so.   Home security systems can be very useful, of course.   A standoff barrier, such as my old friend, Tex Ferguson, the highly decorated combat vet and intelligence operative used, works very well, as do surveillance cameras.  Not everyone has such a system in place, or working, all the time.   In any case, surveillance and standoff systems work best when backed up by armed force.  I have reported numerous...
  • Noah Goes National, Five Year Old "Apparently Kid" Is Internet Sensation [follow up interview]

    08/06/2014 4:13:57 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 8-6-14 | wnep
    Apparently Kid getting his 15 minutes. Same link here
  • Report: Egypt to Open Rafah Crossing - If PA Takes Control

    08/06/2014 6:25:15 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-6-14 | Gil Ronene
    Arab news sources reported Wednesday that Egypt has agreed to open the crossing between it and Gaza at Rafah, on the condition that the Gazan side be supervised by the Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud Abbas, and not by Hamas. Hamas has reportedly agreed to this, mostly because the it is now a part of the PA government, since joining Abbas's Fatah in a unity coalition. Abbas is supposed to serve as the link between Egypt and Israel regarding Gaza, according to the reports. It was also agreed that a conference would be held next month in Norway, to collect funds...
  • PA Continuing with Efforts to Join International Criminal Court

    08/05/2014 3:51:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/8/14 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) is continuing its efforts to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Ma’an news agency reported on Tuesday. According to the report, the PA’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Riyad al-Maliki, met with ICC officials to discuss the Israeli operation in Gaza. During his visit, Al-Maliki inquired about the legal procedures necessary for the PA to join the ICC and sign the Rome Statute in order to take action against possible Israeli war crimes in Gaza, according to the report. Al-Maliki said he would consult members of the Palestinian Authority government on the matter after his visit. He...
  • "Apparently" This Kid is Awesome, Steals the Show During Interview [youtube video from NE PA Fair]

    08/05/2014 12:44:25 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 8-5-14 | wnep
    Another direct link here:youtube link
  • 409 Pizza and Win(g)s Opens On College Avenue [PSU]

    08/01/2014 3:39:59 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 16 replies
    onward state ^ | 8-30-14 | Tim Gilbert
    Ever wanted to simultaneously order food and honor Joe Paterno at 3 a.m., but found yourself without a way to do so? Thanks to 409 Pizza and Win(g)s, you now can! State College’s newest late-night food option opened during Arts Fest where Little Mamma’s Pizza used to be located at 444 E. College Ave. (right next to McDonald’s), and its name is sure to catch some eyes. The store’s co-owner, Tim Prisk, said he’d been interested in opening a pizza store here for a while, and the opportunity at the eastern side of downtown was finally a fit. As for...
  • UK Paper Gets it Right: Hero doctor stops hospital shooting rampage

    07/26/2014 5:24:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The UK is a very unfriendly place for the gun culture, yet compare this headline from the dailymail.co.uk with the old media in the U.S.: Hero doctor stops hospital shooting rampage: Psychiatrist uses his own gun to shoot patient who killed caseworker in front of him Here is the Washington Post:Authorities search for motive in gunfight between psychiatric patient and doctor Consider that the doctor had just witnessed a murder of a coworker in front of him, and was wounded in the head and hand while defending himself and others. It says a great deal when a British paper...
  • Pope will visit Philadelphia in 2015 for World Meeting of Families

    07/25/2014 2:06:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 25, 2014 | Diogenes
    Archbishop Charles Chaput has disclosed the Pope Francis plans to attend the World Meeting of Families, to be held September 2015 in Philadelphia. Although the Vatican has not made an official announcement, the Pope "has told me he is coming," Archbishop Chaput said. He said that the Pontiff would be in Philadelphia for the final 3 days of the meeting, September 25-27. (As a rule, the Vatican does not formally confirm papal trips until a few weeks before they take place.) The archbishop also announced that Pope St. John Paul II and St. Gianna Molla are the patron saints of...
  • Philadelphia Agrees to Settlement, Training, License Procedures for Guns

    07/25/2014 11:06:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The City of Philadelphia recently settled a class action lawsuit concerning people who had applied for a license to carry firearms (LTCF).   The City did not admit to any wrongdoing, but they agreed to pay 1.4 million dollars in settlement fees, and to change procedures.   The lawsuit stemmed from the city posting personal information contained in applications on line and available to the public. While the City did not admit to any wrong doing, what they agreed to do in the future is quite revealing.   The actual settlement agreement is available online here, in a PDF file. First, the...
  • 1 Dead, Multiple People Injured From Shooting At Darby Hospital (PA)

    07/24/2014 12:25:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    My Fox Philly ^ | July 24, 2014
    DARBY, Pa. - We are following breaking news in Darby, PA where multiple people have been shot at a wellness center inside Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital located on the 1500 Lansdowne Avenue.
  • (NEED HELP!) Advice needed from the FR Banglist/Lawyer Community

    07/19/2014 3:57:42 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 103 replies
    Vanity
    Several years ago, we had a burglary and guns were stolen from our house. About a year ago, one of them turned up on a thug, who was reaching for it in his waistband and subsequently was tasered by the police before he was able to use it one them. In the end, the gun helped to put him away, but even with priors (including a shooting about 10 years back) he only received a sentence of 3 ˝ to 7 years from our pathetic “justice” system. Fast forward to the present. I was informed that I could get my...
  • The Trials of Graham Spanier, Penn State’s Ousted President

    07/17/2014 6:13:39 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    nytimes magazine ^ | 7-16-14 | MICHAEL SOKOLOVE
    It's such a long read - I'm just going to link the article
  • Senator Bob Casey Continues to Abandon His So-Called Pro-Life Views

    07/16/2014 2:05:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | July 16, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, who ran as a pro-life advocate when he won a Senate term in 2006 and 2012, but who has disappointed pro-life advocates with repeated pro-abortion votes, continues to abandon his pro-life views.A couple years ago, he voted against a measure to revoke taxpayer funding from the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Today, Casey voted for a bill to “overturn” the Supreme Court decision protecting Hobby Lobby from being forced to pay for drugs that may cause abortions.Michael Ciccocioppo, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, told LifeNews he is disappointed that Casey continues to abandon is publicly-stated...
  • Dead body falls out of coroner van, lands in road

    07/13/2014 1:08:39 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies
    FEASTERVILLE, Pa. – A dead body on a gurney fell out of a coroner's van when a door malfunctioned, sending the corpse into the middle of a busy roadway in Pennsylvania. The Bucks County Courier Times reports the accident happened around noon on Friday near a shopping center in Feasterville, Pennsylvania.