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  • See the Speech That Got a Standing Ovation in Congress Today (Mike Kelly delivers again)

    07/26/2012 9:15:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/26/2012 | Mytheos Holt
    Representative Mike Kelly, speaking on the House floor today, managed something very rare in the history of the institution – he got a standing ovation. Applause is usually forbidden in the house, but Kelly‘s blistering attack on regulatory red tape and Washington’s culture of control was apparently so powerful that several of his fellow house members couldn’t resist showing their support, clapping, standing up and shouting “USA! USA! USA!” Would you applaud this way? See Kelly’s speech below and decide for yourself:
  • World Bank Calls Palestinian Authority "Unsustainable"

    07/25/2012 2:45:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/7/12
    The World Bank released a report...calling the Palestinian Authority "unsustainable" in terms of economy. The report said that the PA relies too much on foreign donations as opposed to creating a viable private sector. It also said the PA was not making good use of its land
  • Requests to investigate anti-gun Philly top cop’s ‘gun crimes’ ignored

    07/17/2012 11:53:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 July, 2012 | David Codrea
    Commonwealth and municipal legal authorities have punted and ignored requests to investigate Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey for misdemeanor and felony violations of Pennsylvania's Uniform Firearms Act, attorney Joshua Prince informed Gun Rights Examiner over the weekend. “[Ramsey] has openly carried a firearm in the city of Philadelphia but is neither a certified police officer, nor does he have a license to carry firearms,” Prince informed Attorney General Linda L. Kelly in an April 17 letter, providing citations to relevant Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes sections . “Furthermore, he wears a uniform and displays a badge, but is not a certified police...
  • Location theater celebrates 'The Blob'

    07/14/2012 3:45:33 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies
    upi ^ | July 14, 2012
    PHOENIXVILLE, Pa., - Fans of the 1958 horror classic "The Blob" came to Phoenixville, Pa., Friday to celebrate the movie at the theater where its most famous scene was filmed. The climax of "BlobFest" at the Colonial Theatre was a re-enactment of that scene, in which the audience runs out screaming and trying to escape The Blob, KYW-TV, Philadelphia reported. The day for the festival was chosen, of course, because it was Friday the 13th. The low-budget movie about a pulsating alien life form that grows bigger and bigger by ingesting everything in its path featured Steven McQueen in his...
  • Knife Rights' Switchblade Ban Repeal and Knife Preemption Bill Filed in Pennsylvania

    07/13/2012 3:27:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 11 July, 2012 | Knife Rights
    July 11, 2012: Knife Rights is pleased to announce the filing of Pennsylvania HB2548 which would repeal the Keystone State's ban on the possession of automatic knives and enact Knife Rights' signature Knife Preemption Law. The legislation was drafted by Knife Rights Director of Legislative Affairs, Todd Rathner, and was introduced by Rep Michelle Brooks (R-17). Bipartisan Co-sponsors include Rep. Marc Gergely (D-35) and Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-60). Addition co-sponsors can be found on the bill's sponsor page. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Brooks said, "when Knife Rights brought to my attention the need to reform Pennsylvania's knife laws, I was...
  • Corruption Charges Fuel Move to Cut US Aid to PA

    07/11/2012 3:20:08 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Palestinian Authority said the Obama administration has warned it will cut aid if it goes to the United Nations again for recognition. In Congress, opposition to aiding the Palestinian Authority was fueled by charges that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has “lined his pockets.” Khaled Mesmar, a Palestinian Authority official of the Political Committee of the Palestinian National Council, admitted on Tuesday that the United States has “threatened to cut off financial aid to the Palestinian Liberation Office in Washington if the Palestinian leadership submitted another membership bid to the United Nations.” He said the threat was delivered through official...
  • Lancaster store clerk shoots at bandits during hold-up (PA)

    07/04/2012 7:17:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 30 June, 2012 | BRETT HAMBRIGHT
    A Lancaster city store clerk pulled a gun of his own and fired at a pair of armed robbers early Saturday morning, police reported. One robber, 30-year-old Rodney Green, was shot in the chest and is receiving treatment at area hospitals, according to officials. He underwent life-saving surgeries and is scheduled for further procedures, officials said. The other man fled on foot and is being sought this morning. Police didn't immediately release a description of the man. Two armed men in masks entered Andromeda Grocery Store at 158 S. Queen St. at 12:30 a.m. and demanded money, police reported. During...
  • Erie Group Walks to Demonstrate Second Amendment Right(PA)

    07/02/2012 7:28:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 1 July, 2012 | Ashley Doerzbacher
    A group on Sunday afternoon walked through parts of downtown Erie, demonstrating their Second Amendment right of bearing arms. Around twenty individuals met for this Open Carry of Fire Arms walk, organized by Justin Dillon. Dillon had an encounter with an Erie police officer last week, after he was seen carrying his weapon. Pennsylvania state law does not prohibit openly carrying a weapon. Dillon said he did not organize this to cause any conflict with the police, he just wanted to public to be aware of the laws, along with their constitutional rights. "I just wanted to do this to...
  • PA Officials: Israel Spreads Drugs Among 'Palestinian' Youth

    07/01/2012 4:31:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/7/12 | Elad Benari
    One day after Iranian Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi was condemned internationally for saying that Jews and the Talmud are responsible for international drug trafficking, no less than five articles in an official Palestinian Authority daily cited different PA officials accusing Israel of having a policy to disseminate drugs among Palestinian Authority Arab youth. The remarks were exposed by the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) organization, which monitors PA-based media, translates it and presents it on its website. The organization’s reports often reveal the PA’s incitement to hatred and attacks on Israel. One of the officials, the Governor of Jericho, said that...
  • Tell Us: Are You OK With Guns on the Rail Trail? (PA)

    06/26/2012 8:40:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies ^ | 26 June, 2012 | Josh Popichak
    A comment thread recently begun by an individual on the Pennsylvania Firearms Owners Association's (PAFOA) online forum focuses on a "no weapons" rule in effect along the Saucon Rail Trail. A bench dedicated to the memory of fallen Freemansburg police officer Robert Lasso--who was shot to death by George Hitcho in August 2011--is located along the trail in Hellertown's Water Street Park. A PAFOA user from Northampton County named Micky writes that when walking the popular trail in the borough, he stopped to read a sign that outlines rules for its use. "Now, for once, I did not have my...
  • At Gettysburg, history or propaganda? (Libs Complain about Gadsden Flag)

    06/23/2012 9:46:50 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 64 replies
    The Evening Sun (Hanover, PA) ^ | June 22, 2012 | Tim Prudente
    The name might not be recognizable, but you've probably seen a Gadsden flag, typically yellow with a coiled rattlesnake and the warning "Don't tread on me." The flag was flown by colonists rebelling against British rule. And more recently, it's become the adopted symbol of the Tea parties and conservative Republicans, prompting questions as to whether it's an appropriate theme for merchandise sold at the Gettysburg battlefield bookstore. There shoppers will find Gadsden flag shot glasses, mugs, magnets and pins. The souvenirs are the only items representing the Revolutionary War sold in the bookstore, said an employee. Mostly, the store...
  • PA Media Says Killed Carjackers were 'Martyrs'

    06/17/2012 10:29:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/6/12 | Elad Benari
    A report in the Palestinian Authority-based media said that the two PA Arabs who were killed by a Jewish trucker during a robbery attempt on Sunday were “martyrs”. The Arabic report in the PA-based WAFA news agency said, “A funeral of thousands of people in the town of Yatta south of Hebron, took place on Sunday afternoon with the bodies of martyrs Naim Mohammed Najjar (32 years) and Anwar Khalil Abed Rabbo (35 years). The report added, “Speakers denounced the crimes of the settlers under the continued support and protection of the Israeli occupation army, demanding the international community to...
  • Gun bill is bad news for municipalities(PA barf alert)

    06/12/2012 11:06:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 11 June, 2012 | BERNARD HARRIS
    A measure that would open Lancaster city and other municipalities to lawsuits from gun advocates is moving forward in the state Legislature. Senate Bill 273, first proposed last year as an extension of the "castle doctrine," has been rewritten and reintroduced with language allowing lawsuits against cities, townships and boroughs that attempt to regulate guns. In the cross hairs of the bill are ordinances passed by Lancaster and 29 other municipalities that require gun owners to report if their gun has been lost or stolen. Lancaster City Council passed its ordinance in 2009 in an attempt to address illegal gun...
  • Police: Relative shoots teenager at Lancaster city park(PA)

    06/08/2012 4:03:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 7 June, 2012 | NA
    A 15-year-old boy was shot in the arm by a relative during a family outing Wednesday at Long's Park, according to Lancaster city police. Investigators said the teen was squirting a "super-soaker type" water gun shortly after 4 p.m. when James Lawoyne Thedford Sr. shot him, hitting the boy's right wrist. Thedford and others took the boy to an area hospital, where he was treated and released, according to Capt. Kent Switzer. The gun believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered from the vehicle that was used to take the teen to the hospital, according to investigators....
  • PA Glorifies Terrorist 'Martyrs' Whose Bodies Were Returned

    06/04/2012 7:49:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    inn ^ | 6/4/12 | Elad Benari
    As was expected, the Palestinian Authority glorified the 91 terrorists whose bodies were returned by Israel, as a gesture by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. The Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) research organization, which monitors and translates the PA-based media, has translated and presented on its website several incidents in which the PA glorified the dead terrorists. The PA gave the terrorists a military funeral for heroes, with the participation of Abbas, Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and other PA dignitaries. All the returned terrorists, including many suicide bombers who murdered Israeli civilians, were presented as heroic and...
  • What are the top-10 deer rifles? Here's one man's picks(PA)

    06/04/2012 4:54:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies ^ | 3 June, 2012 | George Block
    Deer hunting has been a Pennsylvania tradition for many years, and each man and woman who goes afield has a favorite deer rifle. Hunting conditions and technology have affected choices, but there are those models and designs that stand head and shoulders over the others. I thought just for fun - and controversy - I would name what I think are the best deer rifles produced since 1900. I decided to concentrate on sporting designs and ignore rifles what were simply military designs used for deer hunting. A good example of those would be the 30-40 Krag. Before and after...
  • PA Furious at EU for Hosting ‘Terrorist’ Yesha Leader

    06/03/2012 7:32:58 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/6/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Gershon Mesika in Europe Shomron Regional CouncilA Palestinian Authority minister has blasted the European Union for hosting Shomron leader Gershon Mesika, whom it called a “terrorist.” Mesika two weeks spoke to the EU Foreign Affairs Commission of the Parliament in an unprecedented visit to the Brussels-based EU parliament. It was the first time a leader of Judea and Samaria spoke at an official parliamentary meeting, and it clearly infuriated the Palestinian Authority, which is heavily dependent on EU financing. An official letter to European Union members from the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the PA stated that "The Ministry of Foreign...
  • Philadelphia judge's verdict abrogates the state Castle Doctrine law(PA)

    06/03/2012 5:03:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies ^ | 2 June, 2012 | Paul Carpenter
    In the Lowe case, news stories said, a thug named Loren Manning Jr., accompanied by two other thugs, jumped Lowe on a city street last October. Lowe, 57, is a disabled and retired Marine, who has had two strokes and two heart surgeries and wears a pacemaker. Manning and his sidekicks attacked Lowe and witnesses said Manning chased him and tried to clobber him with a metal pole before catching him and pinning him to the ground, where Lowe managed to retrieve a small pocket knife and used it to stick Manning, who, tragically, died. This is Philadelphia, mind you,...
  • Illegal immigrant accused in Ross Township rape accidentally deported

    05/31/2012 3:43:42 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    WPXI ^ | May 31, 2012 | WPXI
    PITTSBURGH — An illegal immigrant who was accused in a 2009 Ross Township rape was accidentally deported to Mexico before going to trial. The victim said she's outraged and lives in fear knowing that the man accused of brutally beating and raping her outside of a North Hills restaurant is free. "You think you are going to get answers in a government that you've always believed in, that there's justice. But justice isn't for the victim," the woman said.
  • Chestnuthill Twp. to reconsider gun-possession ordinance(PA)

    05/28/2012 6:33:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 28 May, 2012 | Chad Smith
    Chestnuthill Township supervisors will consider whether a township ordinance prohibiting guns in the township park should be repealed. The ordinance may conflict with a state law that says that municipalities don't have the authority to limit the rights of gun owners as long as the owners act in accordance with state gun laws. The possible conflict of local and state laws was brought to the township's attention by Brodheadsville resident William Gray. Gray doesn't want to fear being punished if he carries a firearm into Chestnuthill Park, he said. Gray said that, among other reasons, he'd like to have a...
  • PA Request To Arrest Arafat Adviser Denied By Interpol

    05/19/2012 1:15:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/12
    Interpol has rejected the Palestinian Authority's request to arrest Mohammed Rashid, a, who is wanted for embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars, the PA attorney-general, Ahmed al-Mughni, announced over the weekend. Rashid is wanted by the PA in connection with 21 cases of embezzlement, fraud and money-laundering, al-Mughni revealed. He said that he personally had contacted Rashid and asked him to hand himself in to the PA authorities, but to no avail. "The problem with Interpol is that they are saying that we are not a sovereign state and that's why they won't comply," al-Mughni told...
  • Can the EU Save Abu Shahala?

    05/18/2012 7:06:49 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/5/12 | Gabe Kahn
    European Union Committee for Foreign Affairs chairman Dr. Fiorello Provera said this week that the EU was obligated to intervene on behalf of Muhammad Abu Shahala. Abu Shahala was sentenced to death by a Palestinian Authority court for selling the Beit HaMachpela (House of the Patriarchs) to Jewish families in Hevron. "Abu Shahala's conviction has no justification, and therefore the European Union will intervene to save his life," Provera wrote in response to a plea by Hevron's Jewish community asking the EU intervene on Abu Shahala's behalf. "It is inconceivable that a man who sells his house will be convicted...
  • MK Danon: Shin Bet Giving Terrorists 'Gifts'

    05/14/2012 11:54:15 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/5/12 | Gabe Kahn
    MK Danny Danon (Likud) on Monday slammed a deal signed Monday between Israel's Shin Bet and hunger-striking Arab security prisoners being held on suspicion of terrorism. "This deal is a serious mistake," Danon said. "Rather than making things harder on the terrorists, they give them gifts." "The situation of security prisoners must be clear: no family visits, no special benefits, and key prisoners must be confined seperately," he added. "We would not allow a Hizbullah prisoner visits, and there is no reason to give Hamas prisoners visits," he said. "Both deny the existence of Israel." Danon told Arutz Sheva he...
  • Deal Ends PA Prisoners' Hunger Strike

    05/14/2012 11:50:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/5/12 | Chana Yaar
    A Palestinian Authority lawmaker says a deal has been reached with Israel to end a hunger strike by Arab prison inmates. The announcement confirmed a statement made earlier in the day by the Hamas terrorist organization that an agreement was in the process of being formulated. Hundreds of prisoners agreed Monday to end their strike after concessions were agreed to by the two sides, according to PA Minister for Prisoner Affairs Issa Qaraqe, who spoke with reporters. The agreement, brokered by Egyptian mediators, was reached at a prison in Ashkelon, with representatives of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and...
  • Illegal Entry: No Need to Sneak In, Just Take the Bus

    05/13/2012 2:16:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Soldiers, Border Police, and other security forces work around the clock to fight illegal Palestinian Authority entry to Israel. At the same time, however, PA Arabs are able to travel to the heart of central Israel without the need to go through any security checks, simply by boarding a bus. Malkiel Feder of Har Bracha in Samaria was traveling to the city of Ramat Gan on a bus run by the Afikim company when he noticed that PA Arabs were getting on and off freely. At first he assumed they were Israeli Arabs from Kfar Kassem, but as the bus...
  • Oakland robbery suspect, victim exchange gunshots on Forbes Avenue(PA)

    05/12/2012 3:21:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 11 May, 2012 | Jason Woodall
    PITTSBURGH - A suspected robber and his target exchanged gunfire on an Oakland street early Friday morning, Pittsburgh police said. The victim was walking out of the McDonald's restaurant on Forbes Avenue with friends at about 2:40 a.m. when he was confronted by Jason Woodall, who wanted to steal a bracelet that the man was wearing, police said. Woodall went to a nearby parked car and got a handgun -- which was stolen -- then came back and tried to rob the man at gunpoint, police said. The victim pulled out a legally registered and licensed handgun and exchanged shots...
  • Palestinian Airlines Resumes Operations

    05/10/2012 12:08:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/5/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The Palestinian Airlines, which had been suspended for seven years, has resumed operations with flights between Egypt’s El-Arish and Amman, its director general told AFP on Thursday. The renewal of operations was facilitated by an agreement reached between the Palestinian Transportation Ministry and the authorities in Egypt and Jordan. The airline was forced to shut down after an onslaught of Arab terrorism during second Intifada caused Israel to retaliate, damaging the roadways. “We started yesterday from Amman to El-Arish and from El-Arish to Amman,” Palestinian Airlines director general Zeyad Albad said. “We are going to have flights from El-Arish to...
  • Man, 84, shoots home invasion suspect with Korean War gun(PA)

    05/10/2012 7:42:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | 8 May, 2012 | NA
    ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police said they caught a home invasion suspect moments after he was shot while breaking into a home Tuesday morning. According to police, Raymond Hills, 25, fled from the Elizabeth Township home just after 4:30 a.m. when 84-year-old Fred Ricciutti shot him with the German Luger he used in the Korean War. "I said 'Halt, who's there?'" said Ricciutti. "I'm thinking, friend or foe, he shouldn't be there that time of day." Ricciutti said he was awoken when he heard Hiles breaking in through an unlocked kitchen window. When he confronted the intruder standing in his...
  • Critics lash out at immigration bills during Capitol rally

    05/07/2012 4:05:08 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Allentown Morning Call ^ | May 7, 2012 | Michael Macagnone, Special to The Morning Call
    _ Chants in English and Spanish echoed through the Capitol dome Monday during a rally against bills that critics say would hurt ordinary citizens even as they try to clamp down on illegal immigration.More than 300 demonstrators crowded onto the stairways and balconies of the Capitol rotunda during the 90-minute long bilingual rally where speakers compared more than a dozen bills before the House and Senate to tough immigration legislation passed in Arizona and Alabama.Lorenzo Montalvo, an organizer with JUNTOS, the south-Philadelphia based immigrant advocacy group that organized the event, spoke out against the bills through a translator. "These [bills]...
  • PA gun activists fuming over planned state instant check shutdown

    05/07/2012 9:55:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 7 May, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Pennsylvania gun owners are furious about a planned 60-hour shutdown of the state instant check system (PICS) later this month so the State Police can upgrade its fingerprint system. While a press release says the shutdown will “temporarily restrict the purchase of firearms and negate the ability to obtain criminal history checks,” an earlier “important notice” from Major Martin L. Henry III put it more bluntly. “During this time,” Henry said, “all calls will be forwarded to an operator and placed in an undetermined or denied status. Undetermined status queries will not be processed until after the system is back...
  • Legislators taking precautions after Gibbons robbed(PA)

    04/30/2012 7:16:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Beaver County Times ^ | 28 April, 2012 | J.D. Prose
    In the weeks after state Rep. Jaret Gibbons and two aides were robbed last month in Harrisburg, local legislators have heightened safety concerns in the state capital, and the incident convinced one House member to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon. "It was kind of the final straw as for me going and getting a permit," said Jim Christiana, R-15, Beaver, who applied for a permit a few weeks after Gibbons was robbed and has since received it. "It really opened a lot of eyes," Christiana said of the robbery March 12 in an alley about a block...
  • Planned Parenthood’s Bad, Bad Night

    04/26/2012 3:59:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | April 25, 2012 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    An untold story today following yesterday’s Pennsylvania primaries is what a bad, bad night it was for Planned Parenthood.In Pennsylvania’s 134th House district, they spent an eye-popping $100,000 on a TV ad campaign trying to sink the candidacy of Republican Ryan Mackenzie by linking him to ultrasound legislation that was before the legislature.As Politico noted, this was seen as a trial-balloon of sorts: Most state legislative races and ad campaigns don’t necessarily have any larger resonance, but Democrats have been working to make the ultrasound bill the kind of liability for Republicans in Pennsylvania that a related proposal became for...
  • Store owner speaks out after shooting at would-be robbers (PA)

    04/23/2012 7:11:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 22 April, 2012 | John Craven
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Three men who allegedly tried to rob a Allentown store owner at knifepoint didn't get far Sunday. The owner of Tommy's Mini-Mart at Sixth and Tilghman grabbed a gun and fired two shots at them, scaring them off. Speaking exclusively to 69 News, the store owner said he didn't want to use a weapon but felt he had no choice. Just as Nahy Hadeed was closing for the day, he said three men walked in and demanded all his money, pushing his face into the counter and pressing a sharp object against his throat. "Any movement, any...
  • U.S. Ruling: PA, PLO Can’t be Charged in Torture Death

    04/20/2012 3:29:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/4/12 | Maayana Miskin
    The Palestinian Authority and PLO cannot be sued for the death by torture of a man killed in PA custody, the United States Supreme Court has ruled. The court found that the Torture Victim Protection Act allows for civil suits against individuals only, and not against organizations. The family of PA resident Azzam Rahim, a naturalized U.S. citizen, had sought to sue the PA and PLO for Rahim’s death in 1995. The family alleges that Rahim was tortured to death in PA custody. The PA and PLO have denied the charges. In a unanimous ruling, justices upheld a lower court’s...
  • US Supreme Court Dismisses Torture Case Against the Palestinian Authority on Technicality

    04/19/2012 11:36:26 AM PDT · by ilcenter · 2 replies
    Israel Law Center (Shurat HaDin) ^ | April 19, 2012 | Israel Law Center
    Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center has received notice that the US Supreme Court decided to dismiss a lawsuit brought on behalf of the family of a Palestinian-American murdered at the hands of Palestinian intelligence officers in Jericho in 1995. The Court ruled that the Torture Victim Protection Act, as it is currently drafted, did not allow the family to sue the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization. The Justices held that the use of the term “individual” in the law’s wording denoted that only private individuals, rather than corporations or organizations, could be targeted. “We were sorry to hear...
  • Abbas' Letter to Netanyahu: PA Lost its 'Raison D'etre'

    04/15/2012 10:26:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/12 | Elad Benari
    Israel’s actions have stripped the Palestinian Authority of its “raison d'etre”, creating a reality which cannot continue, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will say in a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, AFP reported on Sunday. The French news agency’s report was based on a copy it saw of the letter. Abbas recently revealed some of the letter's contents in a speech in Cairo. In the letter, which will be delivered to Netanyahu this week, Abbas warns that “the current status quo cannot continue”, according to the AFP report. “As a result of actions taken by successive Israeli governments, the Palestinian...
  • Suspect arrested in slaying of man who intervened in holdup(PA)

    04/11/2012 11:24:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 11 April, 2012 | Morgan Zalot
    A man who police say shot and killed a Good Samaritan who intervened in a holdup at a North Philadelphia corner store last month was arrested Tuesday, police said. Police had been hunting for Angel Nieves, 18, of Schiller Street near H Street in Harrowgate, since the March 18 holdup of La Familia Latina Mini Market at Fifth Street and Glenwood Avenue that left Rafael Del Valle, 26, of North Philadelphia, dead on the street after he attempted to chase down the robber. Police gave this account: A masked gunman identified as Edward Friedland, 26, of 15th Street near Venango...
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Republican Primary Pennsylvania GOP: Santorum 42%, Romney 38%

    04/07/2012 10:58:41 AM PDT · by Sun · 25 replies
    Rasmussen reports ^ | April 05, 2012 | Staff
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum holds a four-point lead in his home state in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the upcoming Pennsylvania Republican Primary. A new statewide telephone survey finds that 42% of Likely GOP Primary Voters support Santorum, while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney picks up 38% of the vote. Texas Congressman Ron Paul earns seven percent (7%), and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at six percent (6%). Two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • Exciting AKTI Knife Legislation Moving Forward(LA,AK,SC,PA,WA)

    04/02/2012 8:55:27 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Ammoland ^ | 29 March, 2012 | Jan Billeb
    WASHINGTON, DC --( Several of the states where we have been working to introduce bills to remove restrictions for law-abiding knife owners are moving forward. There’s exciting things happening in several states. Take action TODAY to tell your legislators to vote YES. LOUISIANA KNIFE BILL WILL PROVIDE CLEAR DEFINITION OF SWITCHBLADES SB 78 sponsored by Senator Dan “Blade” Morrish will clearly separate utility, work and hunting knives from being classified as illegal switchblades. Incorporating our “bias toward closure” language will align Louisiana knife law with the 2009 definition amended to the Federal Switchblade Act. Dan Lawson, AKTI’s Legal Contributing Counsel,...
  • Simon Glik Wins $170,000 Settlement From Unlawful Arrest Recording Police(MA)

    03/28/2012 8:12:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 27 March, 2012 | Carlos Miller
    Simon Glik, the attorney who last year forced the First Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm that recording police in public is not a crime, will receive a $170,000 settlement from the City of Boston, stemming from his 2007 arrest for recording police in a public park. Even though criminal charges against Glik were quickly dismissed, it took five years to settle the case because police were seeking qualified immunity in making unlawful arrests, which would have protected them from such lawsuits. Obviously, they were under the impression that the long-standing legal principle of ignorance of the law excuses no...
  • Could Pennsylvania End Santorum's Political Career Twice? (A Romney upset in PA could be the closer)

    03/26/2012 8:20:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 50+ views
    National Journal ^ | 03/26/2012 | By Alex Roarty
    In 2006, Pennsylvania voters ended Rick Santorum’s Senate career. Six years later, could the Keystone State shut down his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination? Home states have posed critical tests for GOP candidates this year, from Mitt Romney in his birth state of Michigan to Newt Gingrich in Georgia, the state he represented in Congress. Next month’s Pennsylvania primary is a must-win battle for Santorum in the state he served as a congressman and senator for 16 years. If Santorum fails to win Pennsylvania’s April 24 primary – and there are signs he’s vulnerable here despite his longstanding ties...
  • Cops: Drug dealer kills would-be robber(PA)

    03/21/2012 5:11:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | 21 March, 2012 | NA
    Cops: Drug dealer kills would-be robber * Millbank Road near Midway Avenue, Upper Darby A drug dealer with a permit to carry a gun shot and killed a man who tried to rob him Monday night in Upper Darby, police said. The 24-year-old dealer was getting out of his car about 11:30 when Devaughn Tucker-Knight, 21, came up behind him, pulled a gun and demanded everything the man had, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. Unfortunately for Tucker-Knight, the dealer had been reaching into his car to grab his handgun, Chitwood said. The two engaged in a gunbattle during...
  • Suspect Dead, Owner Wounded In Corner Store Shootout(PA)

    03/19/2012 5:12:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 19 March, 2012 |
    PHILADELPHIA - One man is dead and another is in critical condition after a shootout at a North Philadelphia corner store. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the La Familia Latina Mini-Market at Fifth and Glenwood streets in Hunting Park. Four men entered the store armed with guns. But the store owner was ready with his own gun. One of the suspects, a 26-year-old, was shot twice in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene. The store owner was also shot and rushed by a friend to Temple University Hospital. Police are still looking for the other three...
  • Northeast Philly Man Starves Elderly Father to Death: Cops

    03/17/2012 9:03:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    NBC10 ^ | 3/18/2012 | NBC10
    A Northeast Philadelphia man was charged with the murder of his 82-year-old father and the severe neglect his mother by starvation, according to police. Thomas Hauck, 57, of 3419 Kirkwood Road in Torresdale, was charged with third degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, felony theft and abuse of a corpse in the death of his father, according to authorities. Police say that paramedics found 82-year-old Leonard Hauck dead in the basement of the Northeast Philadelphia home. Police said it was Hauck's wife who notified authorities. The medical examiner determined on Feb. 27 that the elderly man died of dehydration and malnutrition. Police...
  • Man pulls out gun to ward off Wilkes-Barre armed robbery try(PA)

    03/16/2012 6:07:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 16 February, 2012 | EDWARD LEWIS
    WILKES-BARRE – If it happened again, Samuel Smith said, he wouldn’t hesitate to use his gun on another person to protect himself. Smith, 24, of Ashley, made a split second decision and fired a round into the ground when two young men demanded that he empty his pockets on Reese Street near South Meade Street Wednesday night. Smith said he was hanging out with a friend outside a house sitting on a curb just before 9 p.m. After his friend went into a house, Smith said he noticed two men walk slowly pass him, describing them as a black male...
  • Stu Bykofsky: Giving new meaning to restaurant carry-out(PA open carry)

    03/12/2012 8:09:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 12 March, 2012 | Stu Bykofsky
    THE APPLEBEE'S in Folsom, Delaware County, attracted a high-caliber crowd Saturday night. More than 30 gun owners showed up with their weapons legally displayed, while the rest of the dinner crowd blithely ordered their "2 for $20" specials, boneless wings and Bourbon Street steaks, plus alcoholic refreshments. The "meet and eat" was organized by Mark Fiorino, 25, the Delaware Valley's on-target proponent of "open carry," the controversial right of gun owners to legally display their weapons. The event, Fiorino said with a Glock .40-caliber semiautomatic on his waist, was social, and an attempt to "raise awareness" and decrease fears about...
  • Philly Pays Open Carry Advocate $25k to STFU?(PA)

    03/10/2012 12:55:42 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 9 March, 2012 | Robert Farago
    I’d love to open carry. Strategically, it’s a big no-no. But I reckon open carry is the final frontier, the gateway to the “normalization” that would seal the deal for American gun rights. And if enough people did it, the strategic downside would diminish and the deterrence effect would be gi-normous. Yes, well, I don’t want to lose my gun or my right to carry a gun, even temporarily. Even though open carry is legal in the Ocean State, RI cops would confiscate my gun, charge with me with disturbing the peace and ban me from carrying in a New...
  • Business owner stands up to robber(PA)

    03/06/2012 8:39:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 5 March, 2012 | NA
    A man is currently on the run from police in Dauphin County after he attempted an armed robbery at the Auto Liquidator's Outlet on Jonestown Road. Unfortunately for the robber, he chose the wrong place to try and hold up. The owner of the store said that the robber came in with a gun and demanded money. That is when the owner pulled out his own gun. When the robber saw that the owner's gun was much bigger than his, the robber ran away. This is how the owner said the incident went down, "He came running in the door...
  • Turtle Creek convenience store owner fires shot at robber(PA)

    03/03/2012 6:58:48 AM PST · by marktwain ^ | 1 March, 2012 | Margaret Harding
    The owner of a convenience store shot at a would-be robber early Thursday morning in Turtle Creek, Allegheny County police said. It's unclear if the suspect was hit by the gunfire, Sgt. Ann Lewis said. Police believe two men were trying to rob the 7-Eleven store on James Street about 3 a.m., she said. One man waited outside while the other went into the store and pointed a gun at the clerk, Lewis said. The owner fired his own weapon at the robber, and the two men fled on foot, she said. There was a similar incident at the store...
  • Five PA coal-fueled power plants to close due to Obama administration regulation

    03/01/2012 12:10:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 26+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/01/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    We get on President Obama’s case for neglecting to keep his campaign promises, so it’s only fair to note when he fulfills them. In January 2008, Obama promised to bankrupt coal-fired power plants with his new environmental regulations. Consider this a promise kept: GenOn Energy Inc. plans to close five of its older coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania over the next four years.The company, based in Houston, said Wednesday that tough new environmental rules make it unprofitable to operate the plants, which generate a total of 3,140 megawatts of electricity. The plants are in Portland, Shawville, Titus, New Castle and...