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  • Utah Lawmaker Moves to Break Seal of Confession, Calls Catholic Backlash ‘Soft Threat’

    01/17/2020 7:02:49 PM PST · by marshmallow · 34 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/16/20 | Bill Donohue
    January 16, 2020 (Catholic League) — Earlier this week, we contacted the Speaker of the House in the Utah legislature, Rep. Brad R. Wilson, expressing our outrage over a bill sponsored by his Democratic colleague, Rep. Angela Romero, that would vitiate the seal of Confession. The pretext of her legislation is knowledge of the sexual abuse of minors learned in the confessional. We are very pleased with the response by Speaker Wilson: he is opposed to the Romero bill. Rep. Romero is now doubling down, saying she is going forward with her bill, accusing me of making a “soft threat.”...
  • Iran says general fatally shot himself by accident

    12/17/2018 4:55:02 AM PST · by billorites · 46 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 17, 2018
    TEHRAN, Iran – The website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard is reporting that a general who fought in Syria and Iraq has allegedly accidentally killed himself while cleaning a gun. Gen. Ghodratollah Mansouri allegedly shot himself in the head by accident while cleaning his pistol, according to the Sunday report. The report added that Mansouri was veteran of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war and a "defender of the shrine," a reference to Iranians who fight against the extremist Islamic State (ISIS) group in Syria and Iraq. Since 2014, Mansouri was a regional commander of the Guard's ground forces in the northeastern city...
  • Multiple wildfires break out across LA...

    10/11/2019 9:48:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 70 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11 October 2019 | Mary Kekatos and Amelia Wynne
    FULL HEADLINE: Multiple wildfires break out across LA: Terrifying footage shows hundreds of firefighters battling to contain growing blazes in Southern California as one man is killed and 100,000 are forced to flee their homes Saddleridge Brush Fire, broke out after 9pm on Thursday in Sylmar, north of Los Angeles, along the 210 Freeway near Yarnell Street and jumped the highway, according to KTLA. Multiple freeways, including Interstate 5, Interstate 210, and Interstate 405 northbound were shut down at least partially, according to the California Highway Patrol. Fire officials said the Saddleridge Fire consumed more than 4,700 acres by 8am...
  • Police Body Camera Bursts Into Flames; New York Pulls 2,990 From Use

    10/22/2018 6:20:27 AM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    NYT via msn ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | Ashley Southall
    The New York Police Department is removing nearly 3,000 body cameras from use after one of the devices worn by a Staten Island officer exploded into flames, police officials said on Sunday. The recall of the Vievu-brand LE-5 cameras could delay the department’s plan to outfit all 23,000 patrol officers with body cameras by December, and adds another twist to the complicated history surrounding the mechanisms... The police said other camera models, including the LE-4, are not affected by the order.
  • Watch as Berkeley firefighters arrived in Santa Rosa, stunned by scope of Tubbs Fire

    10/15/2017 3:40:38 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 130 replies
    SF Gate / Berkeley Fire Department ^ | 10/15/17 | Alix Martichoux
    NOTICE: If you hate California and have nothing good to say, move on. You are NOT wanted on this thread. Get lost. If you have a heart, please watch the video of the Berkeley Engine 6 firefighting team helping out in Santa Rosa. This is heart-wrenching. There are links to contribute to those who have lost everything. A group of Berkeley firefighters was called out to help fight the Tubbs Fire early Monday morning. They thought it was a "large grass fire," but arrived in Santa Rosa to find hundreds of homes and businesses burned. This video was taken and...
  • Death toll hits 31; wildfires become deadliest in state’s history

    10/13/2017 11:50:52 AM PDT · by Mariner · 79 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | October 13th, 2017 | By DAVID DEBOLT
    After four days of terrorizing Wine Country and surrounding regions, the Northern California wildfires on Thursday became the deadliest in state history, with 31 confirmed fatalities and more expected. The most destructive of those, the Tubbs fire, killed at least 15 people, and new figures told of its destruction. Santa Rosa lost 2,834 homes and approximately 400,000 square feet of commercial space, and Mayor Chris Coursey expects the numbers to grow. “We all have suffered a trauma here,” the mayor said. He is said it will take time to recover “from this incident. The city of Santa Rosa has suffered...
  • Breaking: Multiple Large wildfire fires ongoing in CA..many structures involved..FIRESTORMS

    10/09/2017 3:09:50 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 143 replies
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    multiple large fires have broken out overnight being driven by low humidity and winds of 30-50 MPH in central and Northern CA #CherokeeFire #LaPorteFire- Butte County #CascadeFire Yuba county #TubbsFire Calistoga=>SantaRosa county #AtlasFire #PartrickFire #NunnFire--- Napa county #SulphurFire---- Lake county
  • Burning to the ground: Raging Wildfires Leave one Dead and Force 20,000 Residents to [Trunc]

    10/09/2017 3:08:44 PM PDT · by Cecily · 49 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 9, 2017 | Kayla Brantley
    More than 300 firefighters are working to control the raging wildfires burning through northern California's Wine Country that have left at least one dead. Wind-fueled wildfires broke out late Sunday night into early Monday morning destroying more than 1,500 homes and businesses and forcing 20,000 people to evacuate. Fourteen fast-moving fires continue to burn through eight counties-Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Yuba, Nevada, Calaveras and Butte. The fires have destroyed 57,000 acres total leaving 50,000 people without power. Governor of California Jerry Brown has issued a state of emergency for Napa, Sonoma and Yuba Counties as fires blaze through the Wine...
  • A Town Turned Mean: What happened to downtown Minneapolis?

    07/01/2017 5:14:30 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 77 replies
    CityPages ^ | 6-28-17 | Cory Zurowski
    If downtown is the heartbeat of Minneapolis, then its collective soul resides on Hennepin Avenue, the corridor that’s long served as its cultural, commercial, and entertainment epicenter. But these days, visitors aren’t seeing the intoxicating glimmer Schmidt beheld so long ago. Talk to civic leaders, downtown workers, and couples descending from Burnsville, and they’ll tell you to drive down Hennepin with the windows open once the sun has called it day. If you watch and listen, the feeling isn’t one of good vibrations. It’s energy with a serrated edge, the vibe that comes from a city turning mean. Apocalypse now...
  • Ted Cruz: Some of the Trump Damage Is ‘Self Inflicted’

    05/20/2017 7:22:16 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 294 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 19 MAY 2017 | PAM KEY
    Friday at the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce in Irving, TX, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said some President Donald Trump political problems were “self-inflicted.” Cruz said, “What I’m trying to do is just ignore the circus.”
  • WATCH: Ted Cruz Blames Donald Trump for What Happened in Chicago!

    03/11/2016 7:42:28 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 259 replies
    Right Side Network ^ | March 11, 2016
    At a media availability in Chicago, GOP Presidential candidate Ted Cruz blamed Donald Trump for the violence and protests that occurred earlier in the day at a Donald Trump rally at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The rally had to be cancelled due to safety concerns.
  • Sympathy should be our only response to the Nice terror attack

    07/15/2016 9:54:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | July 15, 2016 | Simon Jenkins
    Eighty-four people died late on Thursday night as a lorry drove for more than a mile through the Bastille Day crowds in the southern French city of Nice. The driver eventually died in a hail of police bullets. The incident, on a day when the French celebrate equality, liberty and fraternity, could hardly be more horrific.
  • Isis Silent Drill Team

    06/12/2015 10:35:17 AM PDT · by To Hell With Poverty · 14 replies
    Click on the link for some fine Friday schadenfreude.
  • Baltimore police prisoner transport under scrutiny after past death, possible policy violation

    BALTIMORE – People in Baltimore and other cities accuse police of sometimes giving prisoners an extra-rough "nickel ride" — a reference to amusement rides that once cost a nickel. Now, the safety of people in Baltimore's police vans is under scrutiny because of a past death and a new fatal injury, one that came after police failed to put a seat belt on a passenger. One of those, Dondi Johnson, died of a fractured spine in 2005 two weeks after he was arrested for urinating in a public street and transported by van. Johnson's family won a $7.4 million judgment...
  • (Ha, Ha!) Al Qaeda Operatives in Yemen Accidently Blow Themselves Up While Handling Car Bombs

    03/17/2014 7:32:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, March 17, 2014, | New York Daily News
    Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen accidently blow themselves up while handling car bombs Tribesmen from the area and security officials identified the men — one Saudi and two Yemenis — as Al Qaeda terrorists. They were outfitting a car with explosives Sunday when the accident occurred. SANAA, Yemen — Three Al Qaeda operatives accidentally blew themselves up while outfitting a car with explosives, Yemen security officials said. Tribesmen from the area and security officials identified the three, one Saudi and two Yemenis, as Al Qaeda terrorists. The group is known to be active in the province’s Habban region, where the...
  • Medical Marijuana Dispensary Guard Shoots Self in Foot (San Bernardino, CA)

    03/16/2014 4:37:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    San Bernardino County Sun ^ | March 15, 2014 | Greg Cappis
    Medical marijuana dispensary guard shoots self in foot SAN BERNARDINO - A medical marijuana dispensary guard shot himself in the foot for unknown reasons Friday night, according to police. Just after 9 p.m. officers went to the 3300 block of East Highland Avenue to investigate the shooting. “On our arrival, we found that the security guard for the business, for some reason, had his weapon out, discharged his firearm, striking himself in the foot one time,” said Lt. Travis Walker. The security guard was transported to a hospital to be treated for the gunshot wound, according to Walker. “We plan...
  • Obama approval rating sinks: a self-inflicted wound?

    11/01/2013 2:32:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/1/13 | Linda Feldmann - CSM
    President Obama often blames Republicans for taking America from crisis to crisis. Fiscal cliff! Government shutdown! Near default! But self-inflicted wounds can be the most painful of all. And in the spirit of President Harry “Buck Stops Here” Truman, Mr. Obama may have no one but himself to blame for the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the website whose proper functioning is key to the success of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the signature initiative of Obama’s presidency. Presidential scholars are baffled that someone whose legacy rests on the success of the ACA – reinforced by a nickname, "Obamacare," that includes...
  • It was a HOAX: Acid attack victim admits her injuries were 'self-inflicted'

    09/17/2010 10:50:14 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4:37 PM on 17th September 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    The woman who gained sympathy around the world after a stranger threw acid in her face has made a shocking confession: she made the whole thing up. Bethany Storro, 28, confessed to police yesterday, saying the severe burns she suffered in the horrific 'attack' were actually 'self-inflicted'. Police said they did not know the motive behind her bizarre plan. Her confession - which is set to cause outrage around the world - came after police, suspicious at the holes in her story, turned up the pressure by searching her house.
  • Swastika carved into green at Lakeville golf course

    10/13/2009 8:18:48 AM PDT · by BAW · 57 replies · 3,747+ views
    News 7 Boston ^ | Oct 13, 2009
    LAKEVILLE, Mass -- Police along with the Secret Service are investigating after a local country club discovered a swastika carved into the green. Lakeville County Club workers discovered the vandalism early Monday morning. Carved into the green on the 18th hole was a swastika next to President Barack Obama's name. The vandals snuck in at night and carved their message of hate, according to the owner of the country club. "We don't know if they did it with some type of cleated shoe, or they had some type of tool and this time of year to have that happen, it's...
  • The Pain of Elizabeth Edwards

    08/30/2009 4:17:10 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies · 1,372+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | september 2009 | Christopher Hitchens
    Potential readers should not be deterred by the vaguely Hallmarkish cover—and subtitle—of this book, both of which may be blamed on the publisher. I’m assuming that Broadway Books has a packaging-and-editing style all its own, because on page 88 it makes Elizabeth Edwards tell us something that “Edmund Wilson, the incomparable twentieth-century literary critic, said.” Perhaps someone at the firm felt that this would explain just exactly who Wilson was to a reader who didn’t know, but the effect is to be condescending and to diminish the impact of reading a senator’s wife who is well able to cite Edmund...