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  • REPORT: Locals Fled Pool After Migrants Masturbated Into Jacuzzi, Defecated . . .

    01/22/2016 12:11:09 PM PST · by Maceman · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 22, 2016 | Oliver Lane
    A German swimming bath has banned migrants from entering the premises after a group of men went on an obscene rampage, laughing in the faces of pool staff when challenged about their grotesque behaviour. A group of migrant men and women were caught on security camera at the Johannisbad baths in Zwickau, Saxony engaging in unacceptable behaviour, including masturbating into the jacuzzi. In separate incidents other groups of migrants were caught "contaminating" the children"t training pool by "emptying their bowels in the water", and sexually assaulting other bathers, reports Bild. The allegations against the migrant bathers has come to light...
  • This Is The Cartoon Germany Hands Out To Sexually Frustrated Refugees

    01/15/2016 5:12:35 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 47 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 15 Jan 16 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier this evening, we noted that the western German town of Bornheim has banned adult male asylum seekers from its indoor public pool after some German women complained of harassment. "There have been complaints of sexual harassment and chatting-up going on in this swimming pool ... by groups of young men, and this has prompted some women to leave (the premises)," the town’s deputy mayor said. Bornheim, as it turns out, is just a stone’s throw away from Cologne where a wave of sexual assaults allegedly perpetrated by men of “Arab origin” at a New Year’s Eve festival has mushroomed...
  • Refugees banned from pool after sex assaults in Germany

    01/15/2016 11:37:01 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    fox nes ^ | 01/15/2016 | ap
    A town in western Germany has banned male refugees from a swimming pool after complaints of harassment from female bathers and staff -- news that comes as a national poll Friday showed that Germans are becoming increasingly concerned about the country's ability to integrate the huge numbers of asylum-seekers who arrived last year. Markus Schnapka, who heads the social affairs department in Bornheim, said other visitors had complained of sexual harassment by men living in a nearby asylum-seeker shelter. He said none of the complaints were on the criminal level and the pool had agreed the ban would end once...
  • Boston Police Treat Kids To Ice Cream Day After Gunfire Erupts Near Public Pool

    08/19/2015 7:03:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | August 18, 2015 | Kim Tunnicliffe
    BOSTON (CBS) Boston police are trying to assure Roxbury residents that the area around Malcolm X Park is safe after gunfire erupted Monday afternoon near a community pool where children were swimming. Police Commissioner William Evans handed out ice cream cups to kids outside the Melnea Cass Recreational Complex on Tuesday.
  • (mild emergency) above ground home pool leaking from the bottom!

    08/06/2015 2:38:37 PM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 78 replies
    august 6 2015 | self
    Hi, I just went into our above ground pool; it is leaking from the bottom. The vinyl has appeared to thin and there are three small holes. My daughter is outside doing her best to plug from the outside with duct tape. I am still in my suit and have removed my contacts... I have duct tape. Trying to call pool stores but keep getting voice mail trees. Any ideas before the water completely drains???
  • Pig Found in Pool, Harassed by Dogs, Hospitalized: Police

    07/06/2015 11:01:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Monday, Jul 6, 2015
    Authorities say a pig found in a swimming pool at a home in Broward County, bleeding, while being harassed by two pit bulls has undergone emergency surgery. The Miami Herald reports Pembroke Pines police say the pig and the pit bulls got loose outside the home Friday evening. Police say they are now investigating whether to file criminal charges against an unidentified homeowner who owns all three animals. Police and Broward County Animal Control found the injured pig in the backyard pool, with the pit bulls nearby. Police say the pig was rushed to an animal hospital. Dr. Ira Zaslow...
  • CDC: Red eyes while swimming caused by urine, not chlorine

    06/23/2015 9:25:51 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 47 replies
    wtae.com ^ | Jun 19, 2015 | wtae.com
    Those red eyes you get from swimming aren't caused by chlorine, according to an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the substances in the pool that do cause your bloodshot eyes will probably make you a little seasick. Chlorine binds with all the things its trying to kill from your bodies, and it forms these chemical irritants. Thats whats stinging your eyes. Its the chlorine binding to the urine and sweat, says the appropriately named Dr. Michael J. Beach, associate director of the CDC's Healthy Water program.
  • The McKinney Swimming Pool Story Is a Perfect Example of Massive Propaganda Delusion

    06/15/2015 10:22:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    RushLimbaugh ^ | June 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: McKinney, Texas. You heard of that town? You heard of McKinney, Texas? Very nice little town. Police are called to a gated private swimming pool. It seems that African-American kids are sending out text messages to each other about where to go to mob the swimming pool that is not theirs. I mean, they don't have any right to be there, I'm sorry to say, don't fire me, please. They don't have any right to be there. It's not their pool. It's somebody else's pool. It's gated, but they found their way in, they're texting out, "Everybody,...
  • Officer caught on video in Texas pool party incident resigns

    06/10/2015 4:35:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 06/10/15 | DAVID WARREN and TERRY WALLACE
    MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) A white police officer recorded on video pushing a black girl to the ground at a North Texas pool party resigned from the police force Tuesday. Officer David Eric Casebolt's actions were "indefensible," McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley said at a press conference after the officer submitted his resignation. But Casebolt was not pressured to quit the force, Conley said. A teenager at the party posted a video online showing the officer pushing a bikini-clad girl to the ground and brandishing his gun to other black teens when officers responded last Friday to calls about the...
  • McKinney chief: Eric Casebolt was 'out of control'

    06/09/2015 6:08:44 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 145 replies
    Gannett WFAA ^ | 06-09-2015 | Rebecca Lopez
    McKINNEY The McKinney police officer whose actions at a pool party disturbance last Friday went viral in a YouTube video resigned from the force on Tuesday. "The actions of Eric Casebolt are indefensible," police Chief Greg Conley told reporters at a news conference late Tuesday afternoon, saying the officer was "out of control during the incident." "I had 12 officers on the scene, and 11 of them performed according to their training," Conley added. Casebolt's resignation was confirmed about one hour earlier by attorney Jane Bishkin, who told WFAA that the decision was made after a meeting with the...
  • The full story of McKinney

    06/08/2015 9:27:55 PM PDT · by ALASKA · 30 replies
    There's the Full Story of the McKinney Pool Fiasco
  • Heres the REST OF THE STORY Behind the Police Abuse at the McKinney Pool Party

    06/08/2015 12:25:20 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 152 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 6-8-2015 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday McKinney police officer Eric Casebolt was called in to assist at an out of control pool party at a local subdivision.Officer Casebolt was filmed throwing a bikini-clad black girl on the ground, twisting her arm and pulling his gun on the crowd.Casebolt has since been suspended. The incident is under investigation. Now here’s the rest of the story… On Monday a local wrote in to Steve Noviello to tell the rest of the story. PLEASE HELP! That (now viral) video of the officer in McKinney subduing a girl in a bathing suit was in OUR neighborhood. The situation...
  • Police: Man booked for child sex abuse charges after incident in pool

    03/05/2015 4:25:11 PM PST · by Colofornian · 49 replies
    HeraldExtra.com (Provo Herald) ^ | Feb. 25, 2015 | Kurt Hanson
    LEHI Officers booked a man Wednesday afternoon after a 10-year-old girl disclosed the suspect had sexually abused her last summer. During an interview at the Childrens Justice Center, the victim said she was swimming at a neighbors home in Lehi during the summer of 2014. During that time, the neighbors uncle, Jeff Hunt, came out and got in the pool with the victim and with her friends. They started to play a game of shark, but during the game, Hunt, 42, reportedly made the victim grab and squeeze his crotch underwater. She also stated he had reached up and...
  • Perfectly centered break of a perfectly aligned pool ball rack (Computer simulation: 8-ball)

    01/08/2015 7:23:16 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 52 replies
    All the gory mathematical details are here ==> http://community.wolfram.com/groups/-/m/t/418720 (whether the details are correct or not, I cannot say, since I didn't check them myself, lol)
  • Fun with Vortex Rings in the Pool

    12/19/2014 12:56:52 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/1714 | PhysicsGirl
    Video here.
  • Texas Dad Invents a Simple Way to Fill 100 Water Balloons - In Less Than A MINUTE (Video)

    07/26/2014 8:16:14 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-26-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsWhere was thisfor my son's pool party last weekend?We must have spent 3 hours making water balloons for the kids, and my fingers were sore afterwards.Very soon, I'll be able to do it in mere minutes. My fellow Texan and inventor Josh Malone, along with his kids, developed a much faster way to replace the time-consuming process of filling water balloons.Malone's device, which can fill 100 balloons in a minute, attaches to the hose directly for one-time use. He calls it "Bunch O Balloons" and launched aKickstartercampaign for the manufacture-ready project. It's called the"Bunch...
  • Obama Dead Pool, Israel Edition: Predictions on when Israel resumes bombing Gaza

    11/21/2012 3:39:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Nachum ^ | 11/21/12 | Nachum
    The Israelis agree to the truce and the Arabs in Gaza continue to fire rockets. How long will it take for Israel to return fire? What's your prediction? Taking odds on the Israeli edition of the "Obama Dead Pool"
  • Great idea! Man attempts cannonball into frozen swimming pool [VIDEO]

    10/17/2012 2:04:08 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 35 replies
    daily caller ^ | 10/17/2012 | Taylor Bigler
    Doing a cannonball into a pool is one of the most joyous sensations ever. Unless, of course, the swimming pool is frozen.
  • Agency works to rid Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool of algae

    09/27/2012 2:05:03 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2012 | Stefanie Dazio
    Less than a month after reopening, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is full of algae, a sea of green overshadowing the nearly two-year, $34 million renovation of the famous site. [snip] This is a direct consequence of the fact that this is a green project, Johnson said. The conditions are pretty good for algae, once it gets in there.
  • Obama "Dead Pool"

    09/05/2012 3:42:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 9/5/12 | Nachum
    > Obama's 'Dead Pool'Deaths connected to the Obama White HouseDonald A. Perry: Chick-fil-As public relations director dead of heart attack : Is Rahm Emanuel bullying Chick-fil-A over gay marriage? : Emanuel goes after Chick-fil-A for boss anti-gay views ; Rahm: Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values ; Rahm backs down: We never said wed block Chick-fil-A from Chicago, says spokesmanVictoria Windsor: Blogger, researcher into ancestry: .. .reported that.she had "found evidence that the records of Madelyn Payne Dunham and Stanley Armour Dunham had been tampered with." Cause of death not yet revealed. Said to have died from a "sudden illness".Eva...
  • Mass. driver rescued after crashing car into pool

    09/05/2012 10:49:13 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    NECN.COM ^ | September 4, 2012
    They say as of Tuesday evening, he is still in the hospital but that he's expected to be okay. There's no question he is lucky. He backed over a fence, and his car was completely submerged in his neighbor's pool. What's supposed to be in a backyard pool? A kick board, maybe, but certainly not fence posts. And definitely not a Chevy Impala. "I heard a big bang and I decided to come out on my steps and look in my yard and there's a hole in my fence and a car in my pool," said Tom Cheffro, of Malden,...
  • Bystanders come to rescue after man tosses toddler into pool

    07/10/2012 7:08:07 AM PDT · by kevcol · 9 replies
    The Record (NJ) ^ | July 9, 2012 | Denisa Superville and Marlene Naanes
    Quick action by horrified guests at a Park Ridge hotel saved a 20-month-old boy who had been thrown into a pool by a man police said was high on drugs. These good Samaritans are heroes, Capt. Joseph Rampolla of the Park Ridge Police Department said Monday. They would be planning a toddlers funeral if they did not step up. The boy, who was unconscious and turning blue when he was pulled from the water, was recovering Monday at Hackensack University Medical Center, where he is in his mothers custody, police said. The child is doing well, Rampolla said. Debbi Katcher,...
  • Toxic Public Pool Sends Kids to Hospital. Parents Want Answers

    06/23/2012 3:03:09 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 14 replies
    Shine from Yahoo ^ | 06/22/2012 | Piper Weiss
    In Thursday's 90 degree heat-wave, Indianapolis' Garfield Park Pool seemed like the best place for locals to cool down. Then, in a moment, it became the worst. "Mayhem," is how the Indianapolis Star's reporters described the scene as hoards of young swimmers began vomiting. Lifeguards rushed to evacuate the pool, as the reported odor of sharp chemicals flooded the area. One mom on the scene described "an explosion of acid" rising from a once serene pool, though it's unclear what officially happened around 2 p.m. yesterday to sicken as many as 80 people, according to the Star's estimate.
  • 'There's a Car in our Pool'

    03/26/2012 11:44:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 6+ views
    KPIC ^ | Mar 23, 2012
    A man was taken to the hospital Friday morning after the car he was driving left a road in Vancouver and landed in a residential swimming pool. "I looked out the window and was on the phone with 9-1-1 already and said 'there's a car in our pool,'" said Susan Goodwin, who lives in the house with the pool. Members of Clark County Fire District 6 said the driver, Eric Brown, 23, of Battle Ground, was found by firefighters walking on a road near the scene of the crash. Firefighters said shortly after 4 a.m. they got a call about...
  • 2-Year-Old Boy Found Floating In Pool Dies

    02/21/2012 2:35:33 PM PST · by Altariel · 8 replies
    KERO Bakersfield ^ | February 21, 2012 | Unknown
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A 2-year-old boy who was rushed to the hospital after being found floating in a pool has died. Bakersfield police officers were sent to a home at about 3 p.m. Monday in the 2300 block of Sherwood Avenue regarding a baby in the pool not breathing. **** The pool had no gate around it. There were alarms on the doors, but the doors were left open due to the nice weather, DeGeare said. It is unknown how long the baby was in the pool.
  • Joe Paterno's Wife Denied Penn State Pool Access

    11/24/2011 8:44:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 24, 2011
    A person close to former Penn State coach Joe Paterno's family has told The Associated Press his wife was turned away from a campus pool. Sue Paterno is an avid swimmer known for taking early-morning laps in the pool. The person who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation said Wednesday night the rejection left the family saddened. A university spokesman said he was unaware of any such directive. The school had said last week that Paterno still held tenure.
  • Fall River Mayor: Body May Have Been In Pool During Two Visits By Inspectors

    FALL RIVER (CBS) Theres another strange twist after a womans body was found floating in a public pool in Fall River, possibly going unnoticed for days. The mayor of Fall River says that health inspectors from the City visited the pool on Monday and on Tuesday and inspected the facilities, which was during the time that body was believed to be in the water. Marie Joseph was at the pool on Sunday and hadnt been seen since. It wasnt until Tuesday night, when some kids broke into the Veterans Memorial swimming pool and found Josephs body floating in the...
  • Rally held for gay men allegedly kicked out of pool

    On Saturday, dozens of people protested the actions of a city employee, who allegedly removed two gay men with disabilities from a facility run by the city of Hazard. In a report released by the city, a lifeguard at the Pavilion alleges the men were repeatedly hugging and kissing. Facility officials say this is inappropriate for both heterosexual and homosexual couples. However, the Kentucky Equality Federation says the men were only sitting on each other's laps, and they were discriminated against. Dozens from across the Commonwealth came to support the two gay men, who were allegedly thrown out of the...
  • Drowning Risk Prompts Biggest Ever Recall Of Backyard Pool Drain Covers

    05/26/2011 4:34:21 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    abcnews.go.cm ^ | 26May 2011 | Brian Hartman
    In its largest ever pool drain cover recall, the government's lead consumer watchdog has recalled almost 1 million pool and hot tub drain covers because of a drowning risk. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said that pool owners should stop using dozens of different models made by eight different companies "immediately" because improper safety ratings mean the products "could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers." The recall comes nine months after ABC News revealed that millions of backyard pool drain covers may have been improperly tested for safety and might pose entrapment risks. "I want to make...
  • Okay, but who won the OBL kill-or-capture-date pool?

    05/02/2011 7:20:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    I'm dying to know, which Freeper had the best crystal ball?
  • Obama Administration Warns, 129 Million Americans With a Pre-Existing Condition Could Be...

    01/18/2011 11:31:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 18, 2011 | Susan Jones
    Complete title: Obama Administration Warns, 129 Million Americans With a Pre-Existing Condition Could Be Denied Coverage Without New Health Reform Law Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks to reporters at HHS headquarters in Washington on July 1, 2010. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) With a health care repeal vote scheduled for Wednesday in the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives, the Obama administration is warning Americans of dire consequences if the Democrats law is repealed, defunded or gutted. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius framed the Democrats argument in a news release on Monday.Sebelius pointed to a new analysis...
  • This Pool Can Create Waves In Any Shape You Want [VIDEO]

    10/15/2010 1:53:20 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 16 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 15 October, 2010 | Gizmodo
    This water pool can create waves in any shape you can imagine. Not just rough sketches, but perfectly clear shapes like hearts, stars with hard angular points, and even a musical note. It uses computer-controlled actuators that move the water in perfect synchronization. The computer software uses fluid dynamics algorithms to calculate the necessary motions. The whole thing looks like a computer rendering, but it's real.
  • Chemical leak sickens dozens at Las Vegas pool (Dingy Harry removes his hair net?)

    08/27/2010 10:17:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/27/10
    Chemical leak sickens dozens at Las Vegas poolBy the CNN Wire Staff August 27, 2010 7:01 p.m. EDT (CNN) -- A chemical leak in the pool area of the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, sickened as many as 100 people Friday, sending 12 of them to local hospitals, according to a spokeswoman for Clark County. It was not immediately clear what kind of chemical was responsible for the fumes, which caused some of the hotel's guests to have difficulty breathing, said Clark County spokeswoman Stacey Welling. About 200 people were evacuated from the area, Welling said. Video of...
  • Two men accused of befouling Renaissance Vinoy pool

    08/20/2010 12:11:31 AM PDT · by tlb · 18 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | August 20, 2010 | Andy Boyle
    ST. PETERSBURG Police say it was shortly after midnight Thursday when the two men climbed over a security fence at the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel. Nearby was the pool. But Michael Cline, 19, and Andrew Harris, 18, weren't there to swim, police say. In fact, their actions forced the hotel to clean and bleach the pool. The two were watched by Vinoy security guards as they befouled the swimming pool with human feces. Guards called police, who found the men in the hot tub. Harris told police he wasn't a guest at the Vinoy and wasn't visiting anyone, but he...
  • Whats in your pool?

    06/09/2010 11:42:26 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 25 replies · 53+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 9th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Would you swim with frogs?

    05/31/2010 6:02:39 AM PDT · by library user · 26 replies · 1,613+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | May 31, 2010 | Matt Drudge
    DETAILS: FARRAKHAN. PRESS 'STAND OFF' IN OBAMA'S NEIGHBORHOOD Sent: Sat May 29 21:08:47 2010 Subject: White House Pool Report At 7:20 local time the pool was holding at Woodlawn and 49th, next to a large sandstone mansion that the Chicago reporters say is the home of one Louis Farrakhan. Our Secret Service agent allowed us off the bus (Air!) and as a dozen of us congregated on the sidewalk, inevitably some shoes touched grass. Immediately a polite man in jeans and Tshirt emerged to ask us to stay off the grass. Though this grass was the curbside city property,...
  • Hilarious Video of Dog Going Down Slide Into A Pool

    05/06/2010 3:51:26 AM PDT · by Freepmanchew · 10 replies · 1,426+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 5/6/10 | Chuck Wolk
    This video was emailed to me recently by a friend, who told me that the owners of this adorable dog thought that the neighborhood children were sneaking into their pool when they were gone. So they decided to set up a hidden camera to catch the little pranksters. Only problem is that the prankster turned out to be their dog. The great thing about this video is the way the dog is actually enjoying his frolic down the slide and into the pool so much that he is actually running back up and down the slide time and time...
  • What Size Pool Pump To Buy?

    04/07/2010 1:53:22 PM PDT · by ExpatCanuck · 38 replies · 1,112+ views
    I have a 7 year old 40K gallon inground concrete pool and the 2HP pump needs to be replaced. We typically run it 8-10 hours a day and have a DE filter and a spa. I've had someone tell me that if I buy a smaller pump (1HP for example), I can leave it running 24 hours a day and still spend the same in electricity. The advantage being that the water is constantly being moved and filtered and stays cleaner, albeit at a slower rate. Just wanted to get thoughts on this from others here.
  • Police: Madoff associate Jeffry Picower dies at 67

    10/25/2009 2:28:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies · 2,858+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 25, 2009
    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Jeffry Picower, a Florida philanthropist alleged to have extracted billions from Bernard Madoff's investment scheme, drowned in his pool Sunday, police said. He was 67. The former New York lawyer and accountant had been a friend of Madoff for decades. A statement from Palm Beach police said Picower's wife and a maid found the body at the bottom of the pool Sunday afternoon and rescue workers could not revive him. Picower was transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at about 1:30 p.m.
  • Giant Pool of Money

    10/19/2009 4:41:41 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 2 replies · 648+ views
    Public Radio International ^ | October 19, 2009
    The Giant Pool of Money What does the housing crisis have to do with the turmoil on Wall Street? Why did banks make half-million dollar loans to people without jobs or income? And why is everyone talking so much about the 1930s? It all comes back to the Giant Pool of Money I have wanted to hear this or read the transcript every since I first heard portions of it on my car radio. I was driving to Pennsylvania on Interstate 81 with a destination of McConnellsburg to join some friends for a week-end of camping and shooting skeet. I...
  • Swim Club Members: "Nothing to Do With Race"

    07/09/2009 9:10:48 PM PDT · by traumer · 56 replies · 2,733+ views
    The waters were still and the gates locked at the Valley Swim Club Thursday. Board members decided to close the private Huntington Valley, Pa. club for the day as it combats accusations of racism for booting 65 mostly minority day campers from its grounds without explanation late last month. Creative Steps Day Camp paid The Valley Swim Club more than $1900 for one day of swimming a week, but after the first day, the money was quickly refunded and the campers were told not to return. Several campers said they heard pool members making racial remarks during their time inside...
  • More Info Comes Out About Swimming Pool "Racism"

    07/09/2009 12:32:32 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 66 replies · 4,899+ views
    Over 60 Black and Latino inner city campers show up to use a pool at a private facility. They have only 90 minutes to use the pool and are very excited. One child claims to have overhead a parent say: "Uh, what are all these black kids doing here?' 'I'm scared they might do something to my child". A parent of one of the kids claimed:"The pool attendants came and told the black children that they did not allow minorities in the club and needed the children to leave immediately." As many predicted, more info has come out in later...
  • Pool Boots Kids Who Might "Change the Complexion"

    07/08/2009 8:40:12 AM PDT · by thefactor · 105 replies · 4,812+ views
    Philadelphia NBC ^ | 7/8/09 | Karan Araiza
    More than 60 campers from Northeast Philadelphia were turned away from a private swim club and left to wonder if their race was the reason.Kids at Creative Steps Day Camp were thrilled to go swimming once a week at the Valley Swim Club. But after only one trip to the private club, they were... "I heard this lady, she was like, 'Uh, what are all these black kids doing here?' She's like, 'I'm scared they might do something to my child,'" said camper Dymire Baylor. The Creative Steps Day Camp paid more than $1900 to The Valley Swim Club. The...
  • Pool Nazis

    05/22/2009 7:11:20 AM PDT · by Mercat · 11 replies · 1,113+ views
    self ^ | self
    Email sent to Overland Park KS pool nazi at oppr@opkansas.org Re: finger scans... You have told us that in addition to the photos, you want finger scans for us to be able to use our tax payer supported pools. Please cite to me immediately the city or state regulation which entitles the city of Overland Park to require this invasion of our privacy to allow us to use this facility. If you cannot do so by this coming Wednesday, I must insist on a full refund of the fees I have paid you
  • World's Largest Swimming Pool - San Alfonso del Mar resort at Algarrobo - Must See

    04/20/2009 8:08:36 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 6 replies · 1,420+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 04 20 09 | Nick
    If you like doing laps in the swimming pool, you might want to stock up on the energy drinks before diving in to this one. It is more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, had a 115ft deep end and holds 66 million gallons of water. The Guinness Book of Records named the vast pool beside the sea in Chile as the biggest in the world. Acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest swimming pool, the lagoon measures 1,013 metres in length and covers an area of eight hectares But if you fancy splashing...
  • Mothers plan breastfeeding protest in Calgary pool

    04/03/2009 2:43:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 1,179+ views
    CBC News ^ | April 3, 2009
    A group of mothers plan to breastfeed in a Calgary pool Sunday morning to protest what they are calling harassment from lifeguards. The women say it's their right to breastfeed wherever they want to, but the lifeguards at the southwest Killarney pool have asked them to get out of the water or use the change rooms for nursing. Gemma Kelsall takes her two children to the pool every Thursday morning where they meet up with other families. If her 21-month-old Kaliya gets hungry, they don't leave the pool to breastfeed. But lifeguards have told her she is not allowed to...
  • Swimming in modesty

    01/01/2009 4:52:31 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 81 replies · 3,503+ views
    newsobserver.com ^ | 01/01/09 | Yonat Shimron
    Muslim women head to a Cary pool as another cultural barrier falls Salman Sheikh was organizing a swim class for his two sons last summer when fellow Muslim parents approached him about starting a class for girls. Sheikh told them he would ask the Curran Aquatic Center in Cary whether it could accommodate a group of Muslims who preferred a women-only pool. Yes, of course, the leaders of the aquatic center said, and showed him a 15-yard pool that could be rented for $170 an hour. STAFF PHOTOS BY COREY LOWENSTEIN - Tarannum Khan, 30, of Apex, left, and Israa...
  • Swedish public pool to rent out burkinis

    12/09/2008 8:24:40 AM PST · by ebiskit · 7 replies · 929+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | Published: 8 Dec 08 13:59 CET | David Landes
    Swedish public pool to rent out burkinis Published: 8 Dec 08 13:59 CETOnline: http://www.thelocal.se/16210/20081208/ New feature Double click on a word to get a translationIn a nod to women not wishing to reveal too much, an indoor public swimming pool in Sweden has begun renting out burkinis, full-body swimsuits that cover everything but the face, hands, and feet. Fresh blow for topless Swedish bathers (21 May 08)Muslim mum discrimination case headed to Supreme Court (27 Feb 08)Topless Swedish bathers: 'They're just breasts' (12 Nov 07)For 30 kronor ($3.75), the Stadsparksbadet pool in Bors in western Sweden now offers bathers...
  • Your Pets and Pool Safety...PLEASE READ!

    10/23/2008 9:36:35 PM PDT · by maclogo · 15 replies · 426+ views
    My own personal experience | Larry Ray (maclogo)
    This post is a reminder of those with swimming pools and pets to make sure that you have sufficient safeguards in place to protect your animals from drowning. A couple of weeks ago, our almost 13-year old Lhasa Apso, Woody, who has lived with us at this home for the past 5 years and for 8 years in total, was becoming quite blind in the past year and went through the doggy door in middle of the night, as he does frequently, and accidentally fell into our pool. The motion light apparently was not tripped and he miss-stepped, I'm sure,...
  • Baghdad Al Jadida Residents Receive Refurbished Pool in Time for Summer

    06/16/2008 4:40:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 75+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | 1st Lt. Michael Rutecki, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE RUSTAMIYAH Citizens of Baghdad al Jadida in eastern Baghdad received a newly renovated swimming pool last week. Opening just in time for the hot months of summer, the Baghdad al Jadida pool is the first of three to be opened in the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), operating environment. The attendance of so many members from both the community and security forces marks a big step forward toward the cooperation needed to establish a meaningful peace in this area, commented Lt. Col. Scott McKean, battalion commander for 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 66th Armor...