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  • April 26 GOP Primary Primer (CT, DE, MD, PA, RI) - Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016172 of 2,472 delegates(118 bound)
  • Clinton, Sanders close in CT/PA/RI; Trump Headed for Big Wins (59% CT, 51% PA, 61% RI)

    04/25/2016 7:23:07 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 34 replies
    hings aren’t nearly so competitive on the Republican side, with Donald Trump getting a majority of voters in each state. He’s strongest in Rhode Island where he gets 61% to 23% for John Kasich, and 13% for Ted Cruz. The numbers are very similar in Connecticut with Trump getting 59% to 25% for Kasich, and 13% for Cruz. Things are a little bit different in Pennsylvania where Trump’s share of the vote isn’t as high (51%) and Cruz edges out Kasich 25/22 for second place. None of these states are particularly amenable to the ‘Never Trump’ movement. Trump has the...
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • RI: Supreme Court Enforces Shall Issue law

    05/21/2015 6:04:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Rhode Island is generally thought of as a "shall issue" concealed carry state.  That perception has been reinforced by a ruling of the Rhode Island Supreme Court from April 24, 2015.  From  In early 2012, Norman T. Gadomski Jr. applied to Joseph H. Tavares, then the chief of the East Providence Police Department, for a permit to carry a concealed handgun as provided under Rhode Island General Law 11-41-11. This law says a municipality’s issuing authority “shall issue” a permit if specified requirements are met.  It is well known among members of the gun-owning community that certain chiefs...
  • Kids Receive Speech To Remember (Rhode Island Little League coach - video)

    08/19/2014 9:12:16 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 5 replies
    espn ^ | 8-19-14 | n/a
    Was posted on another thread, but it's sort of buried now. Just a fantastic, perfect speech for 12-13 year olds.
  • RI: Second Amendment Rights Reprieved

    03/30/2014 6:49:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Speaker of the House in Rhode Island, Gordon Fox, resigned from the speakership after his office was raided by the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the IRS.   He was rated a "C" by the NRA.   While second amendment supporters had fought efforts to promote further infringements on their rights to a standstill in the state, several bills are still in the legislative process.   House Bill 7583 would mandate registration and restrict possession of "assault weapons".   HB 7585 would ban magazines of more than ten rounds.   HB 7584 would do both.    An explanation of these bills, which are...
  • RI:Exeter recall election opponents far outspent gun-rights supporters

    02/14/2014 6:07:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 3 February, 2014 | JOHN HILL
    A month and a half after the unsuccessful effort to oust four Exeter Town Council members, financial reports filed by both sides show that in the weeks leading up to the recall vote, the firearms-rights supporters who mounted the effort were badly outgunned in terms of campaign cash. According to contribution and spending reports filed by We The People/Rhode Island Firearms League, the Exeter Democratic Town Committee and Save Exeter, the council members’ own political action committee, the anti-recall forces were able to outspend We the People by a better than 2-to-1 ratio in the 10 weeks leading up to...
  • GOP Senator Apologizes for McCain Tantrum at Syrian Christian Leader Meeting

    02/05/2014 11:58:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 5, 2014
    Hell-bent on arming opposition forces in Syria—despite strong evidence that they’re run by Islamic terrorists—John McCain displayed behavior unbecoming of a United States Senator during a recent meeting with Syrian Christian leaders touring Capitol Hill. The delegation of Syrian clergy came to Washington to raise awareness among lawmakers of the growing crisis among the region’s minority Christian community. Christians make up about 10% of the Syrian population and they are being targeted and ruthlessly murdered by radical elements of the rebel forces, according to the visiting church officials. They say the media and human rights groups in the west have...
  • Bill would grant driver’s licenses, permits to undocumented immigrants in R.I. / Poll

    02/05/2014 6:13:46 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    he Providence Journal ^ | February 03, 2014 | PHILIP MARCELO
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Immigrants living in Rhode Island illegally would be able to apply for driver’s licenses and permits, under legislation recently introduced into the General Assembly on behalf of Governor Chafee. The proposed “driving privilege licenses” and “driving privilege permits” would be a separate category from regular driver’s licenses and driver’s permits, according to the proposal, which has been introduced by state Rep. Anastasia Williams, D-Providence, and state Sen. Frank Ciccone, D-Providence. They would also not be a valid form of identification for federal or state purposes (such as voting) and would be a different design or color from...
  • Exeter, RI Votes to Recall Anti-Gun Council Members Today

    12/14/2013 7:21:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    TTAG ^ | 14 December, 2013 | Dan Zimmerman
     “I didn’t realize that so many people here in our corner of Rhode Island were so passionate about guns,” a nonplussed Calvin Ellis told the Wall Street Journal. Bless his heart. It’s safe to say, though, that he his three fellow Exeter town council members have now been thoroughly educated on that matter. That’s because, as RF relayed, 80% of the town council – Ellis included – stand to lose their jobs in a recall election today because they voted to transfer their shall-issue concealed carry licensing authority to the state’s may-issue attorney general. As resident Letitia Davis told, ”Our rights are...
  • Immigration change advocates press R.I. lawmakers for driver’s licenses/ Poll

    10/25/2013 7:31:11 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Journal State House Bureau ^ | October 24, 2013 | RANDAL EDGAR
    PROVIDENCE — Supporters of immigration reform turned their attention to the governor, state lawmakers and Congress Thursday, saying driver’s licenses, relaxed deportation policies and comprehensive national reform are needed if America is serious about helping millions of undocumented people who have come here for a better life. The group of about 15 gathered at the State House rotunda, calling themselves the local chapter of the national “We Are All Arizona” Coalition and drawing attention to a weeklong drive to seek “dignity and respect” for “all immigrants.” One by one, they came to the podium. The Rev. Raymond Tetrault, retired pastor...
  • RI: Priest tells pols that he will inform parishioners about their immoral votes on legislation

    08/10/2013 7:16:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | August 9, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The culture wars are getting hotter. ”Social issues” will remain key issues in the next couple election cycles in these USA, which will probably cause a couple train-wrecks for Catholics and for libertarians… and even for Catholic Tea Party members. On that point, the great Samuel Gregg has a new book coming out (pre-order HERE) which I am reading in an advance copy.So… we track back to priest and bishops being involved in politics. Whenever a priest or a bishop enunciates clearly and accurately a teaching of the Church which would bring any sound Catholic to shun certain candidates, those...
  • Rhode Island Governor Vetoes Pro-Life, Pro-Adoption License Plate Measure

    07/20/2013 12:04:03 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 7-20-13 | Dave Bohon
    Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (shown) has vetoed a bill that would have authorized the state to offer a “Choose Life” license plate to raise funds for a faith-based crisis pregnancy center in the state. The governor cited the First Amendment's supposed separation of church and state mandate that he insisted prohibited the state government from involving itself in such a campaign. The measure, which was approved by the Democrat-controlled state legislature earlier this month, would have allowed half of the $40 cost of the vehicle plates to go to Providence-based CareNet, a Christian crisis pregnancy center. Supporters said the...
  • Sen. Whitehouse says he had no idea about Okla. tornado when he gave his global warming remarks

    05/21/2013 8:02:09 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 22 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 5/21/13 | David Freddoso
    If you can believe that President Obama doesn’t know anything about his own administration, then I’m sure it isn’t hard to believe this:
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Federal Indictment Unsealed as Rhode Island State Police...

    05/08/2013 11:23:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies Federal Indictment Unsealed as Rhode Island State Police and Federal Agents Arrest Seven; Search Ten Businesses and Residences; and Seize Cash, Vehicles, and Business Records in Alleged Cigarette Trafficking Conspiracy Investigation and Indictment Alleges Complex Interstate Conspiracy That Allegedly Defrauded Rhode Island of More Than $1 Million in Tax Revenue U.S. Attorney’s Office May 08, 2013 District of Rhode Island PROVIDENCE, RI—A federal grand jury indictment that names seven individuals and alleges a complex interstate contraband cigarette trafficking conspiracy responsible for the sale of more than $1.2 million dollars of contraband cigarettes in Rhode Island and the loss of...
  • R.I. law now says it's not a crime to possess small amounts of marijuana

    04/01/2013 9:23:49 PM PDT · by Ken H · 21 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | April 1, 2013 | W. Zachary Malinowski
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - - As of midnight, Rhode Island became the 15th state to decriminalize non-medical marijuana possession, meaning that anyone caught with up to one ounce will get a $150 ticket instead of facing a misdemeanor criminal charge. The softened penalty is the state's latest move to regulate use of a drug that has become more acceptable. The ball began rolling in 2006, when the General Assembly passed a law establishing a state medical-marijuana program, allowing patients to grow their own cannabis or get it from caregivers, or growers, certified by the state.
  • Gun Turn In Program for Rhode Island: Private Sales Forbidden

    03/26/2013 8:20:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Four cities in Rhode Island will be offering various gift cards for firearms turned in anonymously at four locations. The cities involved are: Providence, Warwick, Central Falls, and Bristol. The turn ins will be conducted from 10am to 2pm on April 6th. Unlike some programs that put forfeiture funds to questionable use, this program will be conducted with privately donated funds. Rhode Island is one of a handful of states that forbid the private sales of firearms. All firearm sales must be conducted through State agents, and there is a waiting period of seven days after the sale before a...
  • Police, ACLU Settle Suit over Guns Seized from Cranston Man (RI)

    10/13/2012 6:45:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 12 October, 2012 | Mark Schieldrop
    A Cranston gun owner will have his weapons returned to him along with $2,500 in damages and $2,000 for attorneys' fees after a settlement between the City of Cranston and the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU today announced that it has settled its lawsuit against the City of Cranston on behalf of Robert Machado, whose guns were seized by police last September after a rescue call to his house. A friend called 911 to report that Machado might be suicidal. Machado agreed to go to the hospital for a mental health evaluation, but insisted that...
  • (Shortage of) $1.4 Trillion in Pension Fights Foreshadowed in RI

    10/07/2012 5:36:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/07/12 | DAVID KLEPPER
    $1.4 Trillion in Pension Fights Foreshadowed in RIBy DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. October 7, 2012 (AP) Retired social worker Jim Gillis was told his $36,000 Rhode Island state pension would increase by $1,100 next year to keep up with inflation. But lawmakers suspended annual increases, leaving Gillis wondering how he'll pay medical bills and whether he'd been betrayed by his former employer. **SNIP** Nowhere have the changes been as sweeping as in Rhode Island, where public sector unions are suing to block an overhaul passed last year. The law raised retirement ages, suspended pension increases for years and...
  • Deputy RI House speaker to admit tax fraud guilt (RAT John McCauley Jr.)

    09/22/2012 1:03:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies ^ | 9/14/12 | DAVID KLEPPER
    Deputy RI House speaker to admit tax fraud guiltBy DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press / September 14, 2012 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The outgoing deputy speaker of the Rhode Island House and a business partner have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and tax fraud for cheating the federal government out of more than $500,000 in tax payments, federal prosecutors said Friday. Rep. John McCauley Jr., a Democrat who represents Providence, was charged Friday in federal court along with William L'Europa, his partner in their insurance adjuster business. Both indicated in court filings that they plan to plead guilty. The men...
  • W. Warwick home invasion: owner speaks(RI)

    09/07/2012 11:07:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 4 September,2012 | Steve Nielsen
    WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) – A West Warwick neighborhood is still looking for answers after a bizarre attempted robbery on Labor Day. Eyewitness News spoke to Ruth Fulton, a homeowner that says her granddaughter told her someone was trying to get onto her porch. Fulton soon discovered it was a woman holding a baby trying to enter her home, all while a different person was trying to break-in to a neighbor’s house. Eventually, she heard a pop. According to police, that pop was a gunshot. “All of a sudden, police are out next door,” said Fulton. She says her neighbor...
  • In secretly recorded video, an offer to deliver absentee ballot votes for money (Rhode Island)

    08/29/2012 9:49:59 AM PDT · by Kolath · 13 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | 8/25/2012 | W. Zachary Malinowski
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Two days after Democrat Anthony Gemma claimed in a news conference that he had evidence of rampant voter fraud in Rhode Island, a videotape has surfaced showing a Providence man offering to deliver absentee ballot votes for money. The recording, obtained by The Providence Journal, captures a meeting secretly recorded by investigators working for Gemma in which the man promises hundreds of such absentee ballot votes for the congressional candidate in exchange for a weekly paycheck of $500.
  • RI Open Carry Day One: The Ocean State Has Its Privileges

    07/02/2012 4:00:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 28 June, 2012 | Rober Farago
    So there I was in the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office, actually in the office, behind security glass, standing next to a desk, picking up my Pistol Permit. “I had to jump through a lot of hoops to get this,” I told to the woman assembling the laminated card. “It’s a privilege,” the guy-in-charge opined, in no uncertain terms. “It’s a right,” I countered, failing the STFU rule by a large margin. The big guy didn’t even blink. “That’s only for the militias,” he said, ignoring decades of Supreme Court rulings. After an uncomfortable pause he asked why I applied...
  • RI ACLU says Cranston police illegally took a man's weapons

    06/13/2012 4:33:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 12 June, 2012 | FLO JONIC
    PROVIDENCE, RI (RIPR) - The Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the Cranston Police Department, charging it with illegally seizing a man's weapons. The ACLU says the Cranston Police Department violated Robert Machado's due process and Second Amendment rights when they seized his lawfully obtained guns and samurai swords back in September. Police took the guns when they were called to Machado's home on a potential suicide call initiated by a concerned friend. Machado says the friend misinterpreted his comments. A mental health evaluation cleared Machado of any suicidal tendencies but Cranston...
  • Nebraska governor rejects prenatal care funding for illegal immigrants

    04/14/2012 1:21:05 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Reuters‎ ^ | Fri Apr 13, 2012 | David Bailey; Editing by David Brunnstrom
    (Reuters) - Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman vetoed a proposal to restore Medicaid-funded prenatal care for illegal immigrants on Friday, but the initiative could still survive if the state legislature rejects his move next week. Nebraska state senators voted 31-15 on Wednesday to restore the program, which was eliminated two years ago after providing prenatal care for decades. The number of votes in favor was one more than would be needed to override the veto and the Nebraska legislature has one day left in its current session -- next Wednesday -- in which to do so. "I oppose providing taxpayer benefits...
  • RI's unemployment card fees questioned (shifts cost from state governments to the consumer)

    02/21/2012 5:26:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/20/12 | DAVID KLEPPER
    RI's unemployment card fees questionedBy DAVID KLEPPER | Associated Press – Mon, Feb 20, 2012 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhonda Taylor had never been on unemployment until she was laid off from her information technology job in 2008. When she received the debit card she'd use to access her unemployment benefits from the state, she assumed it worked like any other bank card. But after a month using the card, the North Providence resident noticed she was being charged a fee every time she checked her balance at an ATM. Every time she used her PIN to make a purchase....
  • Rhode Island Public School Agrees to Remove Prayer

    02/16/2012 11:30:12 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mary Ellen Godin
    CRANSTON, Rhode Island (Reuters) - A Rhode Island school board voted on Thursday to comply with a federal court order to remove a prayer banner that has been displayed in a public high school for nearly a half century, saying the cash-strapped district cannot face a costly appeal.
  • "Pyongyang Patty" (N. Korea's "Baghdad Bob") Announcer's Details Revealed by N. Korean Defector

    12/28/2011 1:50:31 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 34 replies
    Yahoo Japan News (Chosun Ilbo Japanese Version, South Korea) ^ | 28 December 2011 | Yahoo Japan News (in Japanese) Chosun Ilbo Sourced
    Link is to Japanese from original South Korean source. First, and turning prematurely green, an obligatory picture of assailant (patent liar of the evening Korean Central TV out of Pyongyang for many years), tasked with emotionally reporting specifically on Kim Jong il, missile launches, underground nuke tests, heightened military alerts and the like, and now -- conceivably, on issues relating to Kim Jong Un. Secondly, her recent five-star performance wearing black mourning Korean "hanbok", telling the world that the Beloved Dear Chia Pet was no longer with us--a real tear jerker /sarc.
  • Rhode Island governor gets rid of capitol 'Christmas' tree

    12/01/2011 6:37:50 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 38 replies
    A battle is brewing in Rhode Island and you can weigh in with other Americans to stop this War on Christmas! November 30, 2011 Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee does not like a Christmas tree being called a Christmas tree. So he is changing it. According to FoxNews, Gov. Chafee has said the Christmas tree in the State House Rotunda in Providence, as of this year, will be called a "holiday" tree.
  • Governor Chafee studying whether to grant driver’s permits to illegal immigrants

    09/29/2011 9:58:14 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | September 29, 2011 | - Randal Edgar
    PROVIDENCE — Governor Chafee was already on record as favoring a softer approach when it comes to checking the immigration status of new employees, and he was on record as supporting in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants. But driver’s permits for people here illegally? He didn’t say he supports the idea, but he did say this week that he’s looking into it, and in doing so, he touched off a firestorm on talk radio and the Internet. People called the idea an insult and called him out of touch for wanting to “reward people who had broken the law.” Some...
  • RI board approves tuition for illegal immigrants

    09/26/2011 8:21:47 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | September 26, 2011 | - Erika Niedowski
    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A state higher education board on Monday approved a measure that would allow students who immigrated to the United States illegally to pay in-state tuition rates at Rhode Island's public colleges and universities after the General Assembly declined to take up the issue.
  • US bishops denounce Rhode Island civil union bill (CATHOLIC CAUCUS)

    07/04/2011 6:42:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 7/4/11
    The U.S. Catholic bishops have expressed their disapproval with a civil unions bill likely to be signed into law after passing Rhode Island's state senate on June 29. “In no way can civil union measures be considered a permissible compromise or a step in advancing the common good, said Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, Chairman of the U.S. bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, in a July 1 statment. “Instead, they directly violate principles of justice and accelerate the push to redefine marriage itself.” The bill, likely to be signed by Governor Lincoln Chafee, would allow same-sex couples...
  • Feds won't give assurance on medical pot

    07/01/2011 4:11:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    AP ^ | July 01, 2011 | BETH DeFALCO
    The U.S. Justice Department says that marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws could face prosecution for violating federal drug and money-laundering laws... Deputy Attorney General James Cole said a 2009 memo by then-Deputy Attorney General David Ogden did not give states cover from prosecution. Starting in February, 10 U.S. attorney's offices have asserted they have the authority to prosecute medical marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws. Prosecutors, the states complained, are not even willing to declare that state employees who implement such laws are immune from prosecution.
  • RI Passes Gay Civil Unions: Bishop Says, ‘God Will … Pass Judgment Upon Our State’

    07/01/2011 6:59:36 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/30/11 | Christine Dhanagom
    PROVIDENCE, June 30, 2011 ( – “Can there be any doubt that Almighty God will, in His own time and way, pass judgment upon our state, its leaders and citizens, for abandoning His commands and embracing public immorality?” That was how Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin reacted to today’s passage of legislation approving homosexual civil unions in Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Senate approved the final version of the bill by a vote of 21 to 16. Gov. Lincoln Chafee, who advocated the legalization of homosexual “marriage” in his inaugural address, is expected to sign it into law. The bill was...
  • R.I. critics say Secure Communities program invites racial profiling

    06/11/2011 5:34:46 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | June 12, 2011 | Karen Lee Ziner
    On the afternoon of May 1, nearly 200 people in school buses arrived at the Pawtucket home of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. But the event was hardly a school picnic. Carrying signs that said, “Racist Policies Not in the Public Interest,” the activists demonstrated against Kilmartin’s implementation of the controversial federal Secure Communities program, aimed at identifying and deporting the most dangerous criminal illegal immigrants. They visited Kilmartin’s neighbors, knocking on doors along Armistice Boulevard and handing out leaflets asking them to pressure Kilmartin to “rethink” his policy. The program is supposed to make communities safe; however, “Secure Communities...
  • In 150 year old case, Rhode Island confronts its anti-Catholic past

    05/12/2011 2:26:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 77 replies
    cna ^ | May 12, 2011 | Marianne Medlin
    Nancy Lusignan Schultz / Photo Credit: Kim Mimnaugh Salem, Mass., May 12, 2011 / 05:55 am (CNA).- Rhode Island lawmakers voted last week to pardon an Irish Catholic man they say was wrongfully executed in 1845. The decision closes an ugly chapter in the long history of discrimination against Catholics in the U.S.  “Anti-Catholicism was certainly one of the first religious prejudices brought to the new world, and it became widespread” in the 19th century, according to Nancy Schultz, Ph.D of Salem State University in Massachusetts. Schultz was commenting on the May 4 decision by the Rhode Island legislature...
  • NH, RI, NJ buck trend, propose cigarette tax cut

    03/18/2011 4:52:43 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 03/18/2011 | Unknown
    CONCORD, N.H. – Bucking a national trend of raising cigarette taxes, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Rhode Island have considered reducing theirs, hoping to draw smokers from other states and increase revenue. Supporters argue reducing the tax by a dime would make New Hampshire more competitive with Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts, while opponents say that even if the state experienced higher sales as a result it still would lose millions of dollars in revenue. It's very unusual for states to lower the tax, University of Illinois at Chicago economics professor Frank Chaloupka says. The increase in sales isn't enough to...
  • Video: Father vows to kill son's murderer (Woodmansee may get out after 28 yrs on 40 yr sentence)

    03/13/2011 12:13:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    CBC News ^ | 3/09/11
    Father vows to kill son's murdererMarch 9, 2011 6:48 AM In 1975, at the age of 16, Michael Woodmansee took the life of a 5-year-old named Jason Foreman. With news that Woodmansee may be released early for good behavior, Jason Foreman's father vowed publicly to kill him. Michele Miller reports.
  • Father of Murdered 5-Year-Old Says He'll Make Sure Killer Suffers Same Fate

    03/08/2011 8:09:46 AM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 60 replies ^ | 03/08/2011 | FocNews
    The father of a 5-year-old boy killed in 1975 is vowing to murder his son's killer if the man is released, as scheduled, several years early from a 40-year sentence. John Foreman said in an interview Monday with WPRO-AM radio that he will kill convicted murderer Michael Woodmansee "as aggressively and as painfully" as he killed his son if Woodmansee is released from prison early. Woodmansee, who was 16 years old at the time, kidnapped and killed Jason Foreman in 1975 in South Kingstown, R.I. He confessed and was convicted of second-degree murder eight years later. Jason Foreman was presumed...
  • New R.I. Gov. Lincoln Chafee makes life easier for illegal aliens (Grab a large barf bag!!)

    01/06/2011 11:39:09 AM PST · by pillut48 · 23 replies ^ | * January 6th, 2011 9:47 am ET | Dave Gibson
    On Wednesday, newly installed Rhode Island governor, Lincoln Chafee rescinded an executive order put in place by his predecessor, Gov. Donald Carcieri which ordered state agencies and their vendors to use the E-verify system to screen-out illegal aliens for employment. Gov. Chafee also ordered the Rhode Island State Police to stop participating in the federal 287(g) program which allowed them direct access to an immigration database when they suspect an arrestee to be in the country illegally. The program has proven very successful in identifying and reporting illegal aliens to federal authorities. Immediately after signing the order, Chafee said: “My...
  • For this talk-show host, it was love at first shot(RI)

    11/22/2010 4:18:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 22 November, 2010 | G. Wayne Miller
    Daria Bruno demonstrates her passion for firearms with these dozen guns from her collection that she has brought on this crisp fall morning to Smithfield Sportsmen’s Club’s outdoor range. She will fire five of them: an AK-47 rifle, an AR-15 rifle, a Mauser rifle, a Glock pistol with laser sight, and a Smith & Wesson Model 29. “This is the ‘Dirty Harry’ gun,” she says, removing the Model 29 from its case. “The gun that every guy had to go out and buy after they saw the ‘Dirty Harry’ movie. You know, ‘You feeling lucky, punk?’ This is the gun....
  • Suspicious Tractor-Trailer Empty [Connecticut]

    10/08/2010 6:25:42 PM PDT · by Cindy · 35 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 8, 2010, updated 23 minuts ago | n/a
    SNIPPET: "BRANFORD, Conn. — Police and FBI agents Friday night said a tractor-trailer stopped in Branford, Conn., and suspected of carrying explosives was empty, NBC station WVIT of Hartford reported." SNIPPET: "Police were told to be on the lookout for a brown Peterbilt tractor-trailer that may have a bomb in it that was en route from Rhode Island to New York City, the New Haven Register reported. Officers were told if they encountered it to stop it and create a perimeter and stand by. Branford is about 80 miles north of New York City. In another incident, around 6:21 p.m....
  • Why I Want to Carry a Concealed Gun

    08/14/2010 6:50:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 13 August, 2010 | Robert Farago
    Two nights ago, my daughter’s boyfriend asked me “Why do you carry a gun?” I told him I had the right to protect my family. Wrong answer. My “right” wasn’t in question. Nor should it be. My unconditional right to bear arms is enshrined in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Says so right there: “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Infringe as in “to limit or undermine.” So the Rhode Island concealed carry process, which asks me roughly the same question as my first born’s squeeze (and a bunch more...
  • DoD, Guard establish eight Homeland Response Force units

    07/15/2010 11:19:48 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 1+ views - THE NATIONAL GUARD ^ | July 12, 2010 | Jim Garamone
    NOTE The following test is a quote: DoD, Guard establish eight Homeland Response Force units By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, (7/12/10) - Eight more homeland response force units will be established in fiscal year 2012, Defense Department and National Guard Bureau officials said here today. The units are regional forces that will cross state lines when needed. They are part of a restructuring of the nation's chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive consequence management enterprise. Massachusetts (supported by Connecticut and Vermont), New York (supported by New Jersey), Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, Missouri, Utah and California each will...
  • Three-Time Armed Bank Robber Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison; Deportation Hearing...

    07/12/2010 1:24:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies ^ | July 9, 2010 | n/a
    July 9, 2010 NOTE The following text is a quote: Three-Time Armed Bank Robber Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison; Deportation Hearing to Follow Prison Term Dwayne, K. Lewis, 28, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was sentenced Friday to 120 months in federal prison on armed bank robbery charges. Lewis pleaded guilty February 1, 2010 to armed bank robberies in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York in which nearly $269,000 was taken. Lewis, a Jamaican national, faces a deportation hearing after completing his prison sentence. United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha announced the sentence, which was imposed by U.S. District Court Chief...
  • Mom: Rhode Island School Bans 8-Year-Old Son's Patriotic Hat With Army Figures

    06/17/2010 11:03:03 AM PDT · by Qbert · 35 replies · 1,104+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/17/2010 | Fox News & AP
    A Rhode Island mother says her 8-year-old son's school would not let him wear a patriotic hat she says he designed for a project to honor Army troops because the school thought it was  inappropriate. Christan Morales says her son David was assigned to make a crazy hat for his second grade class at the Tiogue School in Coventry, R.I. Morales said her son came up with an idea to glue small plastic Army figures to a camouflage hat with an American flag. Morales said the principal at David's school called her to say the hat wasn't appropriate because it...
  • Gadsden Flag Now Officially "Offensive" In America

    05/29/2010 1:34:51 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 167 replies · 5,749+ views
    Ace of Spades ^ | May 27th | Ace
    Flag, one of nation's oldest, causes stir after being raised over Town Common WARREN — The Warren Fire Department drew fire Friday morning when members raised one of the nation’s oldest - but these days, controversial - flags from one of three flagpoles they maintain at the Warren Town Common. Their flying of the Gadsden Flag, a Revolutionary War-era flag depicting a coiled rattlesnake with the slogan "Don’t Tread On Me" below it, angered some residents because though it was originally created to protest the British government prior to and during the American Revolution, it has become a symbol to...
  • Man caught boarding plane with weapons

    05/19/2010 1:29:28 PM PDT · by cll · 42 replies · 1,509+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/19/2010 | AP
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- U.S. authorities have charged a man with attempting to board a flight from Puerto Rico with weapons including a stun gun, a switchblade knife and four box cutters. ~ snip ~ Pol was scheduled to take a JetBlue flight to Boston when he was arrested on Monday. In addition to the knives agents found pepper spray and a flight simulator program in his luggage.
  • Obama effigy hung at RI school with fired teachers

    03/18/2010 12:20:10 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 963+ views
    hosted ^ | Mar 18
    CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) -- A teacher at a failing Rhode Island school where he and all his colleagues were fired hung an effigy of President Barack Obama in his classroom, apparently in reaction to Obama's support of extreme measures to ensure accountability in schools. The teachers union on Thursday condemned the effigy, discovered Monday in the teacher's third-floor classroom at Central Falls High School, saying it was wrong and cannot be condoned under any circumstances. The effigy was found in the unidentified teacher's classroom by Superintendent Frances Gallo, Nicole Shaffer of the Rhode Island Department of Education told The...