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  • Senators may resurrect defeated gun control after making cosmetic changes (GOA letter)

    05/09/2013 3:42:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 5-9-2013 | Gun Owners of America
    "Superficial" "A source close to the Senate negotiations [says] that two senators who voted against the background check bill would vote for it after minor, superficial changes." - Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, May 6, 2013ACTION: Senators who voted pro-gun last month are under intense pressure - by Senate Democrats and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s hit ads - to switch their votes.  We need to keep applying the heat and let them know that gun owners are ready to help in any Senate campaign, no matter which state, to defeat ANY SENATOR who votes for gun control.LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON, DC. It’s...
  • Hikers (Coast Guard members) Hogtie Man Who Attempted To Take Them Hostage

    06/13/2012 10:54:57 AM PDT · by Brent in TN · 19 replies
    Johnson City Press ^ | 6/13/12 | Brad Hicks
    ERWIN, TN Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley said the outcome of arrest could have been much worse for a Roan Mountain man taken into custody earlier this week after he allegedly picked the wrong group of hikers to attempt to take hostage. Marcus F. Birchfield, 40, 962 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested by the Unicoi County Sheriffs Department and charged with four counts of aggravated kidnapping, impersonating a police officer, going armed, possession of a schedule II drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Teen fatally shot while trying to rob off-duty cop (Clown 1, Teen 0)

    06/18/2011 5:58:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 18, 2011 | Jeremy Gorner
    An off-duty Chicago police officer dressed up as a clown for a South Side fundraiser shot and killed a teen who held him at gunpoint tonight after the event, authorities said, citing preliminary information. The officer, who is assigned to the Near North police district, was in his clown outfit for a fundraiser for a day-care business, attended by about 50 children near West 87th Street and South Damen Avenue.
  • Attackers yell slurs during IU beating

    11/04/2010 2:54:47 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 55 replies
    WISH TV 8 ^ | Monday, 01 Nov 2010, 1:49 PM EDT | By: Hyacinth Williams
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - Indiana University Police in Bloomington are looking for a group of 5 men and 3 women who they say spewed hate speech at four students of Asian descent then beat and robbed two of them. The attacks happened in Forest Quad on campus.
  • Police: Confused men try to rob Md. funeral home

    12/01/2009 1:19:05 PM PST · by posterchild · 15 replies · 593+ views
    AP via boston.com ^ | Dec 1, 2009
    PRINCE FREDERICK, Md.Calvert County authorities are searching for two men who tried to rob a funeral home that they may have mistaken for a bank. Police said the men robbed Lee Funeral Home, next to a PNC Bank, in Owings on Monday. Lt. Steve Jones of the Calvert Investigative Team said an employee told the suspects they weren't in a bank.
  • Ads pulled over radio hosts' transgender remarks

    06/06/2009 10:29:12 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies · 1,707+ views
    Google | AP ^ | 6/5/09 | Judy Lin
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Bank of America, Verizon, Chipotle and other companies have pulled advertising from a Sacramento radio station after talk show hosts referred to transgender people as "freaks" with mental disorders. During a May 28 show, one of the three hosts on KRXQ's "Rob, Arnie & Dawn" show said he would hit his son with his shoe if he put on high heels. Another said he would tell a boy he was "a little idiot" if he asked to wear a dress. Officials with Bank of America Corp. and Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said Friday their companies pulled...
  • Letter from Attorney General Rob McKenna's office (Washington State)

    10/30/2008 11:14:08 PM PDT · by PureSolace · 8 replies · 770+ views
    Howdy Everybody. I wrote Attorney General McKennas office (Washington State) this week and got back a reply. Basically I was voicing my concern of possible voter fraud that Ive been hearing about on the news, and how its affected past elections and this one. Heres a response from his office: Mr. Billeaudeau: I am responding on behalf of Attorney General McKenna to your message, which is copied below. You write about the coming general election, and mention in particular concerns about voter registration drives conducted by ACORN. In Washington, a criminal investigation was conducted in connection with the 2006 election,...
  • Strangled teen succumbs to injuries (Strangled for refusing to wear hijab)

    12/11/2007 8:17:20 AM PST · by Clive · 82 replies · 208+ views
    Toronto Sun via Sun Media ^ | http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Crime/2007/12/11/4718492-sun.html
    MISSISSAUGA -- Asqa Parvez, the 16-year-old allegedly strangled by her father, has died of her injuries. A man telephoned Peel Regional Police at 7:55 a.m. yesterday claiming he had killed his daughter. When police arrived at the posh Longhorn Trail home, where about a dozen people spanning three generations live, Aqsa was barely alive. She was transported to Sick Kids hospital, where she later died. Aqsa's father, Muhammad Parvez, 57, a driver with Blue and White Taxi, was taken into custody and appeared in Brampton court this morning.
  • He Wuz Robbed (Air America investor loses $10 million)

    01/11/2007 8:07:47 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 49 replies · 2,079+ views
    Seattle Weekly ^ | 1/10/07 | Rick Anderson
    For Seattle's biggest-spending liberal benefactor, bankrupt Air America was a costly flyer. Deep-pocketed political donor Rob Glaser undertook his biggest-ever political investment in 2004 when he handed over $10 million to prop up lefty talk-show network Air America Radio, giving him 36.7 percent ownership. But while the founder and CEO of Seattle-based RealNetworks Inc. successfully helped fund the 2006 Democratic revolt in Congress, he has been bloodied attempting a similar revolution in progressive talk radio. The network's challenge to Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talkers for the nation's hearts, minds, and ad revenues has ended up in bankruptcy, and Glaser,...
  • Mel Gibson link to Aussie anti-Semitic group

    08/05/2006 3:42:51 PM PDT · by familyop · 32 replies · 1,200+ views
    Melbourne Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | 06AUG06 | LINCOLN WRIGHT
    MEL Gibson once had close links to the Australian League of Rights, a Far Right group notorious for its anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and Holocaust denial. The league claims the world is run by a secret society of Jews. The Hollywood star's foray into Far Right activist politics in Australia occurred in 1987 when he campaigned for a friend, Rob Taylor, who stood unsuccessfully for the northern Victorian federal seat of Indi. Charles Pinwill, a former Queensland state director of the League of Rights, said he knew Gibson's father, Hutton, and said Gibson was interested in the league's ideas. "They were...
  • First 5 boss may stop giving cover to Reiner (better watch his back)

    03/07/2006 7:45:31 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies · 671+ views
    UNION-TRIBUNE ^ | March 7, 2006
    Rob Reiner better watch his back. It now appears that an outside audit at the least will be done of the California Children and Families Commission because it used $23 million in taxpayer funds for TV ads touting preschool for all at the same time Reiner, a commission board member, was circulating petitions for his preschool for all initiative. And when investigators come to chat, the executive director of the commission just might not go along with the cover story that it was all one big coincidence that the TV ads ran at the same time as the...
  • Venezuela Expropriates Paper Company

    01/19/2005 6:22:58 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 22 replies · 709+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 19, 2005 | Staff
    Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday that he signed an order to immediately expropriate the assets of Venepal, a bankrupt paper company that halted operations last month. Chavez met with former Venepal employees to sign the expropriation order. The workers vowed to rebuild the company with the help of the government and manufacture books and notebooks the government could use in public schools and other education-related social projects. Chavez, a self-described "revolutionary" and critic of unbridled capitalism, said Venepal's expropriation is a step in Venezuela's new economic self-development model. "We're at war against poverty and against misery in Venezuela," he...
  • Scout's Honor

    12/01/2004 3:59:30 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 3 replies · 413+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 1, 2004 | Russ Vaughn
    When I was a boy, yep, I was a Scout, And whole time I was, no Scoutmasters came out. Nope, they stayed in the closet, if any were there, And no parents protested our Scout meeting prayer. We believed in our creed, truly honored our oath, Our duty to God in those years was not loathe. No, we pledged our young lives that wed do our best, To honor traditions behind our Scout crest.
  • Rob Reiner Named Democrat of the Year

    07/07/2004 6:22:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies · 958+ views
    LA Independent. ^ | 7/07/04 | ROSANNA MAH
    Rob Reiner Named Democrat of the Year By ROSANNA MAH, The Independent Staff Writer 07.JUL.04 One of Hollywoods leading political advocates Rob Reiner is being honored as Democrat of the Year by the West Hollywood Democratic Club for his outstanding contributions to Democratic Party causes. Rob Reiner is a lifelong Democrat, said club president Donald DeLuccio. He wants to get Democrats elected and his goal is giving back to the community. In an effort at mobilizing local interest in the upcoming presidential campaign, the liberal organization is also honoring Antonio Villaraigosa, Kerry campaign national co-chair, with the organizations Presidents Award....
  • Police: Men Try to Rob Pizza Hut with Drill

    12/31/2003 1:17:57 AM PST · by Tim Osman · 21 replies · 270+ views
    KCTV5 ^ | 12/30/03 | KCTV5
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- It's a story Independence police can't help cracking a smile about. A father and son, they say, could be the dumbest criminals they've ever come across. Independence police say the father and son team need to find an alternative way to make a living, because as criminals, they're just not gonna make it, KCTV5's Amy Anderson reported on "KCTV5 News at 5 p.m." Police said the father and son used a drill to try and rob a Pizza Hut delivery business off Truman Road. "It was all I could do to keep from laughing out loud," said...
  • Rob Roy McGregor Is Exposed As A Tartan Turncoat

    11/09/2003 8:12:32 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 547+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 11-9-2003 | Graham Ogilvy/Kurt Bayer
    Rob Roy MacGregor is exposed as a tartan turncoat GRAHAM OGILVY AND KURT BAYER HE WAS romanticised by Sir Walter Scott and glamorised by Hollywood. But a new investigation by one of Scotlands leading historians has revealed that Rob Roy MacGregor was not so much a tartan Robin Hood as a robbing hood. David Stevenson, emeritus professor of Scottish history at St Andrews University, will claim in a new book that the folk hero was a traitor, spy and fraudster. Stevensons most shocking claim is that Rob Roy betrayed his own side by selling Jacobite secrets to the English government....
  • Celebrities, politicians and affairs of state

    08/19/2003 6:23:06 AM PDT · by political_chick · 1 replies · 309+ views
    USA News and Views ^ | 08/19/03 | Paul Walfield
    Then there is the aforementioned Lt. Governor of California. The only reason he is running for governor, against his not best pal, but boss Governor Gray Davis, is, according to an article on MSNBC, to keep the office in Democratic hands by offering himself as an alternative in the Oct. 7 recall election. Hes doing it for the party and not for himself. Thats just the kind of guy he is.
  • CHECHEN REBELS ROBBING LOCALS UNDER PRETEXT OF JIHAD

    05/18/2003 11:07:43 PM PDT · by miltonim · 1 replies · 161+ views
    Russian Informational Center ^ | 14.05.2003 14:03 | Interfax-AVN
    CHECHEN REBELS ROBBING LOCALS UNDER PRETEXT OF JIHAD Federal forces have lately obtained a lot of facts proving that Chechen rebels rob locals under the pretext of the so-called jihad, a source in the regional operational headquarters in charge of the anti-guerilla operation in the North Caucasus told Interfax-Military News Agency on Wednesday. "The case of Shamsudim Sapiyev nicknamed Malysh (Baby) is among the latest confirmations of this. Sapiyev led the so-called Shali jamaat (rebel administration - Interfax-AVN) until his recent death during detention," the source said. Police in the Leninsky district of Grozny detained Tamara Bilayeva, born in 1960,...
  • FReep California Republican Party Spokesperson

    04/28/2003 3:50:37 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 23 replies · 227+ views
    Recall Gray Davis Committee ^ | 03/28/2003 | Impeach98
    Despite Overwhelming Vote in Support of Recall - Republican Party Spokesman Makes Disparaging Comments on Recall Gray Davis Effort Help make sure that some of the political operatives in Sacramento who dont understand a grassroots efforts dont smear our good deeds in the news media. Today, Rob Stutzman who serves as a spokesman for the California Republican Party, made the following comments about the recall effort: So far it appears to be failing They have not raised the necessary dollars to qualify the recall. The Internet appears to be yielding tens of thousands, not hundreds of thousands of signatures. The...
  • Does the Bible teach that Christians are required to tithe to the Church?

    01/04/2003 7:01:21 AM PST · by xzins · 53 replies · 1,033+ views
    Godward.Org ^ | Brian Knowles
    Does the Bible teach that Christians are required to tithe to the Church?By Brian Knowles The practice of tithing is common in Christian Churches. It has been since the Roman Catholic Church first declared it compulsory for Catholics and Jews many centuries ago (though most do not practice it today). The issue here is not whether Christians may of their own free will tithe of course they may. A Christian is free to give any amount he or she wishes to the Church, to the poor, or to anyone else for that matter. But voluntary tithing is...
  • Simon Loss From Walsh-Lapsley Missteps - An Analysis

    11/07/2002 10:59:38 AM PST · by Impeach98 · 10 replies · 361+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | November 7th, 2002 | Jamie Fisfis
    <p>Bill Simon's political team inadvertently accomplished what no one thought possible just two years ago: They ran a campaign against Democrat Gov. Gray Davis without mentioning the energy crisis.</p> <p>Team Simon tried to run the Republican candidate for governor as an ethical standard-bearer in moderate California. The strategy wasted four years of work by Republicans in the Legislature, who hammered Davis on energy missteps and then heroically sustained a budget debate until September even as it was obvious that Team Simon was doing nothing to take advantage of their efforts. Instead, the Simon campaign defied the wisdom of all its polling, its extensive focus groups and even recent California political history. It entered the ethics minefield.</p>
  • Girl, 14, Accused of Robbing U.S. Bank to Buy Crack

    04/12/2002 2:30:37 PM PDT · by Pern · 16 replies · 499+ views
    Reuters via iWon.com ^ | April 12, 2002 | Reuters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 14-year-old California girl has been charged with robbing a bank after police said she got money for crack cocaine by pretending to have a handgun under her sweater, police said on Thursday. The teen-ager, not identified by police because of her age, is accused of stealing an undisclosed amount from a Bank of America branch in Chino Hills, just east of Los Angeles, last November and then taking part in a second robbery later that day. Also arrested was her 32-year-old boyfriend who, police said, waited outside the bank for her in a getaway car....