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  • John McCain, the 2008 Election, and Civil Unrest

    04/21/2012 12:56:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-21-2012 | J. Christian Adams
    April 21, 2012 John McCain, the 2008 Election, and Civil Unrest J. Christian Adams There is an interesting story about the 2008 election coming out of Wikileaks. Memos from Stratfor released by Wikileaks say that widespread voter fraud occurred in Ohio and that “black Dems were caught stuffing the ballot boxes in Philly.” The McCain campaign knew about the fraud but feared taking action because of the “possibility of domestic violence” if they challenged the results in Pennsylvania and Ohio.The memos say campaign staff urged candidate John McCain to act in court:“Staff felt they could get a federal injunction to...
  • Male Suspect Wearing Muslim Garb Robs Philadelphia Bank

    04/16/2012 7:35:43 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | April 16, 2012 | CBS Philly
    Male Suspect Wearing Muslim Garb Robs Philadelphia Bank PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Philadelphia police are searching for a male suspect who robbed a bank while fully clothed in Muslim garb. The robbery happened at about 11 a.m. on April 13th at the Wells Fargo Bank branch located in the 700 block of Adams Avenue. According to investigators, the suspect, wearing Muslim garb, entered the bank and presented a threatening demand note to a teller. After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect ran out of the bank and fled north on Tabor Road. The suspect is described as a black...
  • Council Resolution to Repeal Castle Doctrine After Trayvon Killing (Philadelphia)

    04/14/2012 3:26:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Philadelphia Weekly ^ | April 13, 2012 | Randy LoBasso
    In light of Trayvon Martins murder making national headlines, and the arrest of shooter George Zimmerman this week, Philadelphia City Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. thinks we need to change our states laws so the same sh*t doesnt happen here. And since some of the controversy in the case allegedly revolves around the Florida polices hands being tied by that states Stand your ground law, he wants Pennsylvania to repeal the Castle Doctrine. The Castle Doctrine, a less extreme version of some states Stand Your Ground laws, was signed last year by Gov. Tom Corbett after having been vetoed by former...
  • Rush Limbaugh spokesman: Philly move from AM to FM nothing to do with MoveOn's 'tiny petition'

    04/10/2012 12:26:14 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 10, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Monday, New York Times reporter Brian Stelter wrote that Rush Limbaugh would be leaving his Philadelphia affiliate WPHT, a 50,000-watt clear channel AM station, for the WKDN 106.9 FM signal in that market, . Some on the political left had applauded the move as a victory. A press release sent out by Brad Tucker of Fenton Communications on Tuesday suggested the move occurred because of pressure from, whose effort was part of a Get Rush Limbaugh off the air at AM 1210 WPHT petition which had received 3,779 signatures. But Limbaugh spokesman Brian Glicklich disputed that claim, telling...
  • Rumors of Major Syndication Changes in Philadelphia and New York

    04/09/2012 11:01:52 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies ^ | 4/9/12 | Talkers
    (RUMOR OF...)Smerconish to Bump Limbaugh from WPHT. And possibly more than thatbut first things first. A very hot rumor out of Philadelphia has WYD Media-produced Michael Smerconishs nationally syndicated program airing live 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm on CBS Radios news/talk WPHT where Premiere Networks Rush Limbaugh does right now. Smerconish is currently delayed to PM drive on WPHT. Radio-Infos Tom Taylor wrote about the other part of this rumor in his morning blast on 4/6: Merlin Media may be planning to go talk and not all-news on WKDN-FM, Philadelphia its new property which is still airing Christian programming...
  • Philly Mayor: Bad Spinach Gets More National Attention Than Black-on-Black Violence

    04/03/2012 10:23:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/3/12 | Penny Starr Black-on-black violence is a disease that deserves a national investigation, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter told a Youth Violence Prevention forum in Washington on Monday. It is a disease, Nutter said. Its a rash, and if there were a rash killing a hundred and some odd young people on a daily basis wed be doing something about it. Nutter said tainted food gets more attention than young people killing each other: If there were five bad bags of spinach on the shelf somewhere, someone would put out a national alert. Every bag would be snatched off the shelves until...
  • US citizen extradited on Hezbollah charges (dual US-Lebanese, Moussa Ali Hamdan)

    02/25/2011 2:32:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/25/11 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) A dual US-Lebanese citizen has been extradited from Paraguay and charged with supporting Lebanon's Hezbollah militant force, US officials said Friday. Moussa Ali Hamdan, 38, appeared in court in Philadelphia following his extradition and has been charged with providing "material support to Hezbollah, a designated foreign terrorist organization," the federal prosecutor's office in Pennsylvania said in a statement. Hamdan was arrested by Paraguayan authorities June 15 on suspicion of supporting terrorism and was subsequently handed over to US custody. He is accused in the United States on 28 counts including conspiring to supply Hezbollah with proceeds...
  • Man arrested at Philadelphia Airport after allegedly trying to pass security with homemade bomb

    03/29/2012 7:58:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 29, 2012
    <p>A 29-year-old man told authorities he had an oh, s--- moment when he realized he was carrying homemade fireworks on board a San Francisco-bound plane early Thursday morning at Philadelphia International Airport, reported.</p> <p>The Dallas, Pa. man was arrested after he allegedly tried to pass through the security gate with what was described by officials as a homemade bomb, the report said.</p>
  • Testimony Begins in Pa. Trial of Catholic Priests

    03/27/2012 7:04:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    AP ^ | MaryClaire Dale
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- After nine years and two grand jury reports, prosecutors have brought a landmark case to trial that explores how the Archdiocese of Philadelphia dealt with child sex-abuse complaints against scores of Roman Catholic priests. Monsignor William Lynn is the first U.S. church official ever charged over his handling of abuse complaints. He supervised more than 800 priests as the secretary for clergy in Philadelphia from 1992 to 2004. Prosecutors charge that Lynn kept dangerous priests in parish work around children to protect the church's reputation and avoid scandal. They say the church kept secret files dating to...
  • Philadelphia must pay Scouts, judge rules

    03/22/2012 8:12:08 PM PDT · by Rabin · 3 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 22, 2012 at 3:21 PM | staff
    Philadelphia owes the Boy Scouts $877,122 after failing to evict the organization from its headquarters over the group's anti-gay policies, a judge ruled... Mayor Michael Nutter called the court order "a significant expense" but stressed the city remains opposed to the Boy Scouts' national policy
  • Philly owes $877,000 for Boy Scouts' eviction case

    03/21/2012 9:43:32 PM PDT · by SmithL · 76 replies · 3+ views
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The city must pay nearly $900,000 after a failed effort to evict the Boy Scouts of America because of the group's ban on gays, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. The post-trial ruling is just the latest twist in a decade-long legal dispute over the Boy Scout oath, which requires members to be "morally straight." The two sides have sought a compromise that would let the local Boy Scouts chapter keep its rent-free, city-owned headquarters without violating the national Scout policy. However, a tentative deal struck since the city lost a court case last year has fallen apart....
  • PGW, others fight U.S. new-furnace rule

    03/21/2012 8:05:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | March 4, 2012 | Andrew Maykuth
    With little fanfare, the U.S. Department of Energy enacted a rule last year that will require all new furnaces installed in 30 Northern states including Pennsylvania and New Jersey to be high-efficiency models. Who would object to such a noble effort to conserve energy? Philadelphia Gas Works, for one. The city-owned utility is among several parties that have challenged the Energy Department's rule, saying that some homeowners cannot afford to install costly high-efficiency heating systems and will opt for cheaper electric or kerosene heaters. They say the new rule, which will go into effect nationwide in May 2013, will have...
  • Police: Family chanted, disrobed at Pa. school

    03/16/2012 4:44:51 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 16, 2012
    UPPER DARBY, Pa. - Authorities say four family members were arrested after stripping naked outside a suburban Philadelphia high school and chanting "God is great." Upper Darby police say it happened around 1 p.m. Friday in a parking lot outside school.
  • Fight Over Dog Poop Allegedly Leads to Murder

    02/16/2012 10:00:08 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 16th, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Neighbors in the active Tuscany block are reeling over an alleged murder committed there. The victim, Franklin Manuel Santana, had just moved from the Miami area a month ago with his wife Raquel and baby daughter. Santana did not know Tyrirk Harris, but he would meet Harris for the first and last time in a quarrel over dog poop.
  • Rising Black Social Pathology

    02/14/2012 7:47:01 AM PST · by Perseverando · 54 replies ^ | February 15, 2012 | Walter Williams
    The Philadelphia Inquirer's big story Feb. 4 was about how a budget crunch at the Philadelphia School District had caused the district to lay off 91 school police officers. Over the years, there's been no discussion of what has happened to our youth that makes a school police force necessary in the first place. The Inquirer's series "Assault on Learning" (March 2011) reported that in the 2010 school year, "690 teachers were assaulted; in the last five years, 4,000 were." The newspaper reported that in Philadelphia's 268 schools, "on an average day 25 students, teachers, or other staff members were...
  • Study shows plaintiff bias in Philly courts

    02/06/2012 6:35:20 PM PST · by Miami Vice · 4 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 2-6-12 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    For years defendants in tort cases have said that Philadelphia's courts are biased, but little in the way of empirical data was available to substantiate the claims. But, a new study - by Professor Joshua D. Wright for the International Center of Law and Economics (ICLE), Portland, Ore. - indicates that the accusations of structural biases in favor of plaintiffs are justified. Wright is a law professor at George Mason University School of Law School in Arlington, Va. The study, originally published in October 2011, has updated information as of February 2012 that ...
  • Call in the Guard: Retired Judge [Congressional candidate says Philly needs military action...]

    01/31/2012 5:11:00 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    Call in the Guard: Retired Judge Congressional candidate says Philly needs military action to help curb crime By Catherine Brown | Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 | Updated 7:24 PM EST Call in the Guard: Retired Judge Retired Judge Jimmie Moore wants to call in the National Guard to deal with violent crime in Philadelphia. Former Municipal Court Judge Jimmie Moore wants to call in the National Guard to support Philadelphias crime fighting efforts. Moore announced last year that he is a candidate for the First Congressional District seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Bob Brady (D). In a campaign press...
  • Is nowhere sacred? Graduate beaten to death outside Philadelphia Liberty Bell

    01/21/2012 12:32:21 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    AP via Mail On Line ^ | 1/18/2012 | staff
    A man was fatally beaten near the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia when a group of men attacked him, mistakenly thinking that he was yelling at them instead of a cab driver who passed him by. Kevin Kless, 23, recently graduated from college and had left a bar with his girlfriend early Saturday morning when the incident occurred
  • Rewards of $15,000 posted in fatal beating case (Independence Hall

    01/17/2012 3:46:36 PM PST · by South Hawthorne · 17 replies ^ | 01/17/2012 | Staff
    Rewards totaling $15,000 were posted today for information leading to the arrests and convictions of the men who beat Kevin Kless to death in the Historic District over the weekend. After the city announced it was offering $10,000, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, which represents Philadelphia police officers, said today it would put up another $5,000. Police, at the same time, offered a slightly different account of events leading up to the killing early Saturday. In a statement, police said that after leaving an Old City bar with his girlfriend and another woman, Kless tried to flag down...
  • Fox Affiliate Weatherman Fired Over Real-Life 'Hangover' Tale in Playboy

    01/14/2012 7:52:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 12, 2012
    Philadelphia weatherman John Bolaris lost $43,712.25, his job and, arguably, his dignity from one fateful trip to Miami Beach.