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  • AA sponsor's report involving drugs, minors, sexual activities lands mom in jail (GA)

    04/15/2015 9:58:45 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    wrdw.com ^ | April 14, 2015
    EVANS, Ga. (WRDW) -- A Evans woman is facing charges after the Columbia County Sheriff's Office says her Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor reported her for having a party that involved alcohol, drugs, sex, and minors. Rachel Lehnardt, 35, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The incident report says the A.A. sponsor reported that Lehnardt allowed her 16-year old daughter and friends to come to her house "to party". The report says the minors were allowed to drink and smoke marijuana in her home. The sponsor says the Lehnardt told her that...
  • Mutant, drug-resistant stomach bug is spreading in the U.S., CDC warns

    04/04/2015 9:51:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/03/15 | Abby Ohlheiser
    Recent outbreaks of an unpleasant intestinal illness in Massachusetts, California and Pennsylvania are due to a drug-resistant version of a bacteria that causes travelers' diarrhea, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned this week. Since May 2014, Shigella sonnei bacteria that have shown resistance to the antibiotic ciprofloxacin have sickened 243 people across 32 states and Puerto Rico, the federal agency said. "Research by the CDC found that the drug-resistant illness was being repeatedly introduced as ill travelers returned and was then infecting other people in a series of outbreaks around the country," the CDC explained. Shigellosis is often...
  • Nebraska senator compares police to ISIS, suggests he’d shoot a cop

    03/25/2015 8:10:29 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 19 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 3/25/15 | Deena Winter
    A Nebraska state senator compared American police to Islamic terrorists and suggested he'd shoot a cop if only he had a weapon. State Sen. Ernie Chambers said during a legislative hearing on March 20 that you don't have to go halfway around the world to find an ISIS mentality. It can be found in America because police terrorize blacks every day. He was referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which has beheaded journalists and brutally executed Westerners and others. "My ISIS is the police," Chambers, an independent, said, adding police can get away with shooting people if...
  • Paid Leave Isn't Free Leave

    03/24/2015 6:13:04 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/20/2015 | Tom Gantert
    A recent Michigan Public Radio story promoted a poll's finding that found 86 percent of Michigan voters support the concept of employees getting paid time off for illness or to provide care to a family member. The poll was done by Denno Research. The story pointed out that Democratic state lawmakers had introduced House Bill 4167 and Senate Bill 101, both of which would require employers to give paid sick leave to their employees. The paid leave would be between 40 to 72 hours annually, depending on the size of the business. But an advocate for small business owners and...
  • The 'Astroturf' Campaign to Force Employers to Give Paid Sick Time

    03/20/2015 6:27:49 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/18/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Even its own website makes unclear who runs a Grand Rapids entity calling itself “Our Kitchen Table,” but the statewide news conglomerate MLive elevated the obscure nonprofit into part of a “statewide coalition” in a story about a campaign to mandate that job providers give employees paid leave for sickness and other reasons. Our Kitchen Table has no financial or organizational paperwork on record, according to Guidestar.org, a website that tracks forms filed with the IRS by 1.8 million nonprofit groups. The address the organization filed with the IRS is a single-family residence. Its website doesn’t list the names of...
  • Busted: Neville Chamberlain-ish US Diplomat Chris Hill in Controversial JFK Dallas-Chic Photos

    04/19/2012 8:08:30 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 24 replies
    >Hill as LBJ on "Assassination Day 1963" fun n' games, USG assistant as "Jackie Kennedy" in trademarkdouble-breasted, strawberry pink and navy trim collared Chanel wool suit with match pillbox hat circa 1991, worn in Dallas, Tx that bloody, fateful day.Taken whilst (Hill) US Ambassador to Iraq, during a masquerade party of some sort for US officials. This is the same man as a State Department officials who went along with the ridiculous SIX PARTY TALKS agreements with North Korea which amounted to nothing, reprehensively gave the enemy aid, allowed them to cheat, and build up their arsenal even more. Under...
  • “Grandma” shows women on a road trip to beg for abortion money

    02/03/2015 4:35:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Susan Michelle | Feb 2, 2015
    Bonding over abortion is the heart and soul of the new film Grandma, starring Lily Tomlin, which is receiving buzz after when it premiered Friday at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. The film from Paul Weitz is what Variety‘s review notes is partly a “breezy family comedy about mothers, daughters and abortions.” Tomlin’s character, Elle, is a former professor and poet who, after having a bad day when she breaks up with her girlfriend, “rediscovers her softer side when her granddaughter, unexpectedly pregnant while in high school, comes to her for help. The two women embark on a mission to...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Bizarre Country Music Video Is Tone-Deaf

    12/09/2014 2:14:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | December 9, 2014 | Lincoln Mitchell
    On its surface, the recently released music video produced by the PAC Stand with Hillary, not quite a formal part of Hillary Clinton’s not quite announced campaign for the Democratic nomination in 2016, is little more than further evidence of the difficulty Hillary Clinton may encounter turning a sterling resume and impressive intellect into a strong campaign. Frank Bruni, writing in Sunday’s New York Times, suggests that the video “positions [Hillary Clinton] first and foremost as all woman. The references are incessant,” and is part of an effort by Clinton strategists to position their candidate as the woman’s candidate. Leaving...
  • King, Mowrer Spar Debate in Contentious Debate

    10/24/2014 6:33:11 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    After watching the only debate between Fourth District Congressman Steve King and Democrat challenger Jim Mowrer, it is easy to see why King opted out of appearing with Mowrer at other venues, and even considered cancelling this one. King’s little-known opponent consistently attacked King during the hour-long event. (SNIP) He correctly pointed out that Mowrer’s son would be covered under Hawk-I, an insurance plan for children established by the Iowa Legislature when Steve King was a state senator. “By all measures that I can uncover, Mr. Mowrer’s children would be qualified for Hawk-I, so that exists, along with the high...
  • Valerie Jarett Cameo on The Good Wife!!! (Vanity)

    09/28/2014 6:21:02 PM PDT · by time4good · 22 replies
    The Good Wife (CBS) | Today | Self
    Sorry folks for this which might seem trivial - just am amazed at the extent that this Administration has blended itself with Hollywood and Pop Culture to mix reality and fiction. I just came home and turned on the TV and happened to have CBS on (love Hawaii-5-O and Blue Bloods) and there was Valerie Jarett on The Good Wife - talking with the one slime lawyer (don't know his name - just remember him from Spy Kids as the creepy kids villian). Just hearing her talk just makes me want to puke - knowing how much wickedness she has...
  • Topless dancers protest outside Ohio church for its opposition to strip clubs

    08/13/2014 1:30:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 51 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Ben Johnson
    A half-dozen strippers paraded topless outside a rural Ohio church as its parishioners entered and exited this Sunday as a counterprotest to the church's efforts to close their business. A total of 30 dancers, friends, fellow employees, and strip industry executives gathered outside New Beginnings Ministries in Warsaw, Ohio, on Sunday, the second week the sex workers protested the evangelical church's strong moral stance. The church, which has about 125 members in a city of 700, has protested the Foxhole North, located just nine miles down the road from its sanctuary, for years. Thomas George who owns that location and...
  • ISIS terrorists cut five-year-old boy in half, bury women and children alive in mass graves

    08/11/2014 1:25:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 61 replies
    Buzzpo ^ | 8/10/14 | Joe Newby
    On Friday, the Anglican Communion News Service reported the murderous group cut a five-year-old boy in half. Iraq’s human rights minister also told Arab News that militants have killed and captured a number of Yazidis, in some cases burying women and children alive in mass graves.
  • The Saint of the First Red Cross: St. Camillus of Lellis [Catholic Caucus]

    07/25/2014 7:04:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    WAU.org ^ | 07-2014 | Louise Perrotta
    The Saint of the First Red Cross St. Camillus of Lellis By: Louise PerrottaIf you’ve ever been tempted to think that you’re not cut out for sanctity, consider the case of Camillus of Lellis. Here is a saint—the patron of hospitals, health care workers, and the sick— whose burning love for God effected a widespread reform of patient care.“I’ll never forget the sight,” wrote one person who saw six-foot-six Camillus in action. “When he was attending a sick person, he looked like a hen with her chicks or like a mother at her child’s bedside.”And yet for the first...
  • Massachusetts taxpayers to pay est. $2.6M per year for ‘sex changes’

    06/24/2014 2:04:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 24, 2014 | Dustin Siggins
    BOSTON, MA -- Massachusetts taxpayers will soon be on the hook for an estimated $2.6 million in costs for transgender surgeries and hormone therapy. On Friday, Gov. Deval Patrick, who leaves office at the end of 2014, announced that the state's Medicaid program would begin writing proposed regulations so taxpayer funds would cover the controversial medical procedure. According to the Boston Herald, the state believes the plan will cost $2.6 million per year based on figures from California and Vermont. Patrick has said the policy will make Massachusetts more equal, as transgender surgeries and hormone therapies are being included as...
  • Harvard Student Club to Host Satanic Black Mass

    05/07/2014 5:22:32 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 6 2014 | Debra Heine
    A Harvard University student club is hosting a satanic black mass on May 12 to be staged by The Satanic Temple. The Cultural Studies Club characterizes the event as a "reenactment" to be "performed" by The Satanic Temple, but reportedly, the group has obtained and will be using a Consecrated Eucharistic Host - making the event as real as it gets as far as the Catholic Church is concerned. The Black Mass is "a magical ceremony and inversion or parody of the Catholic Mass that was indulged in ostensibly for the purpose of mocking God and worshipping the devil; a...
  • Hillary Clinton On Guilty Pleasure: 'I'm Trying to Think of the G-Rated Ones'

    05/06/2014 9:52:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 49 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/6/14 | Mark Knoller
    Hillary Clinton is attending the Mental Health and Addiction Conference in Washington today, an event from the National Council for Behavioral Health. Answering a question about her "guilty pleasure," the former First Lady and expectant grandmother reportedly had this rather unexpected response.
  • Rat Crime: Boys Hurt by Razor Blades Planted in Park (San Diego)

    05/01/2014 7:32:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | May 1, 2014 | Fox 5 San Diego
    Boys hurt by razor blades planted in park SAN DIEGO – More than a dozen razors were discovered planted in the grass at a children’s playground near Mission Bay after two brothers slashed their feet Wednesday, police said. San Diego police received a call from a parent around 7 p.m. stating that her sons, ages 7 and 15, were cut by razors at Bonita Cove in Mission Bay Drive. One boy suffered minor injures that required stitches. “Paramedics were able to pull the razor blade out [of the 7-year-old boy’s foot],” SDPD Lt. Paul Phillips said. Investigators using metal detectors...
  • Parents Begin Hormone Therapy on 9-Year-Old ‘Transgender’ Boy

    04/30/2014 8:35:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/30/2014 | RHONDA ROBINSON
    “It just comes down to love. I mean, if you love your child then you should do anything in the world for your child. And it’s as simple and as pure as that.” This is not parental love. This is misguided, tragic indulgence. It’s as simple and pure as that. Parental love prepares a child for adulthood–momentary happiness has little to do with it.Parental love sees beyond what a child currently wants, or thinks he wants, and gives him what he needs. What this child needs is unconditional love and a chance for his brain to mature and his...
  • Canadian aborted babies incinerated in Oregon waste-to-energy facility to provide electricity

    04/23/2014 3:02:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 105 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 23, 2013 | PETER BAKLINSKI
    The Covanta Marion waste-to-energy facility in Oregon that incinerates British Columbia "medical waste," including aborted babies. VICTORIA, British Columbia, April 23, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted that the remains of babies destroyed by abortion in B.C. facilities are ending up in a waste-to-power facility in the United States, providing electricity for residents of Oregon. The province’s Health Ministry said in an email to the B.C. Catholic that “biomedical waste” shipped to the U.S. to be incinerated includes “human tissue, such as surgically removed cancerous tissue, amputated limbs, and fetal tissue.” “The ministry understands that some...
  • UPDATE: Florida Teen Expelled For Performing In Porn Allowed Back To School

    01/23/2014 6:50:24 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 23 replies
    http://tampa.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 1/21/2014 | unknown
    COCOA, Fla. – A student who turned to porn to help pay the bills had been kicked out of school. Robert Marucci told WKMDG Local 6 that made the decision to because he considered the job just that – work that would help with his family’s financial issues. For his effort, Marucci says he’s been bullied by students and now, he says the school is bullying him. Local 6 says Marucci’s mother was aware of what her son was doing and that he did so to support her financially.
  • America’s Incest Obsession: “Flowers in the Attic” Is Back, as Are the Memories

    01/17/2014 12:36:26 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    Ahead of the new Lifetime movie adaptation of V.C. Andrews 1979 cult classic, we explore why incest plotlines are so enduring in popular culture Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic, the movie adaptation of V.C. Andrews’ sordid and soapy tale of family dysfunction, will air tomorrow night, and for millions of American women in their 30s and 40s, it’s sure to be mandatory viewing.... A survey of incest plotlines in popular culture over the past few years alone includes Game of Thrones (sister and brother, Cersei and Jaime); Boardwalk Empire (mother and son, Gillian and Jimmy); Dexter (adopted sister and brother,...
  • Reflections in the midst of extreme poverty and filth... trip in India [Warning: Graphic]

    01/05/2014 6:11:07 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 56 replies
    china smack.com ^ | Oct. 27, 20`0 | maxiewawa
    India is the dirtiest country I have ever been to. I have heard people say that Pakistan, which is to the west and Bangladesh, to the east, are worse, but that is probably beyond the limits of my imaginatio n. In two months in India, I went from south to north, visiting some tourist towns that I had read about. I also went by train and bus to countless towns and open fields that weren’t so famous, and everywhere there were people had something in common — dirty, messy and stank. Interestingly, I also saw countless foreigners having a great...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: VIATICUM, 12-11-13

    12/11/2013 9:03:10 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 12-11-13 | from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:VIATICUM The reception of Holy Communion when there is probable danger of death. Viaticum should not be deferred too long in sickness lest the dying lose consciousness. It can be given as often as such danger exists, and is required of all the faithful who have reached the age of discretion. No laws of fasting persist either for the recipient or for the priest who must consecrate in order to supply the Host in an emergency. (Etym. Latin viaticum, traveling provisions; from viaticus, of a road or journey, from via, way, road.) All items in this...
  • Father 'tried to hire someone to beat and rape his 11-year-old daughter while he watched

    11/06/2013 6:05:50 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 40 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6 November 2013 | RACHEL QUIGLEY
    A father is accused of trying to hire someone to rape his 11-year-old daughter while he watched, it emerged today. Police arrested 32-year-old suspect Anthony Brinkman, from Missouri, at a Cracker Barrel in St Louis after an undercover operation lured him to the restaurant. They found him after he posted an online ad looking for someone to beat and rape his daughter as he watched. An undercover officer responded to the request and agreed to meet the suspect at a predetermined location after he sent him pictures of his daughter online.
  • Charlie Cook: I'd Pay To See Chris Christie Rip A Tea-Partier's Lungs Out

    11/06/2013 10:28:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 120 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Political anaylst Charlie Cook bills himself as "non-partisan and independent." But on today's Morning Joe, Cook couldn't curb his enthusiasm for Chris Christie. Cook said of Christie that there is "testosterone coming out of every more pore in his body" and that Christie's attitude "inoculates him against being called a RINO, pantywaist liberal Republican." For good measure, Cook said he would "pay money" to see Christie reach down the throat and pull the lungs out of Tea Party member daring to call Christie a liberal! View the video here.
  • Chris Christie Inducted into CAIR's 'Best List' for Fighting 'Islamophobia'

    09/23/2013 3:34:18 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/20/2013 | Kerry Pickett
    The Council on the American Islamic Relations (CAIR) excoriated many of its critics in their "Islamophobia" report, but the group also had a "Best List Inductees" which included New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. CAIR says the list was compiled as a way to recognize those who "deserve recognition for their outstanding contributions to pushing back against Islamophobic trends in 2011 and 2012." The report says Christie is receiving the accolade primarily for his nomination of a Muslim judge and statements in the ensuing controversy: Following Islamophobic criticism of his nomination of Sohail Mohammed as a New Jersey Superior Court judge,...
  • PETA Creates Billboard After Camden Child's Chaining

    09/14/2013 2:27:04 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies
    NBC News ( Philly) ^ | 09/14/2013 | Vince Lattanzio
    Kids don't belong in chains. Dogs don't, either. That's the message a new billboard will soon be sending to the people of Camden, N.J. Designed by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the billboard is a response to Tuesday's arrest of a Camden mother, who along with her boyfriend, allegedly chained her son to a radiator pipe. The billboard depicts a baby boy with a shackle around his neck attached to a chain going into the ground.
  • 911 calls received after Texas sign company makes truck sticker depicting kidnapped woman

    09/10/2013 11:01:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7 September 2013 | By James Daniel
    A tailgate decal on the back of a truck that shows a woman to be bound and tied in the back, is causing a bit stir in Texas. At first glance, the optical illusion given off by the decal is so convincing that it really does appear that there is a woman in the back. The sticker is the work of Hornet Signs, a marketing and advertising company in Waco. According to Brad Kolb, the owner of the company, the sticker was put on an employee’s truck to gauge how realistic their decals are. 'I wasn't expecting the reactions we...
  • VA homosexual group to host phone bank for McAuliffe in Richmond

    08/21/2013 10:50:44 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    There's only one week until LGBT phone bank night! And I need your help. I need you to come out to make some phone calls to help ensure that there will be an LGBT friendly administration in the Governor's Mansion next year. Register here! It's time for the LGBT community and its allies to flex a little gay muscle and demonstrate to politicians the importance of supporting equality. Virginia is still a place where saying things like, "Homosexuality brings nothing but self-destruction, not only physically but of their soul," will earn you votes. I need you to come out next...
  • Weiner sext pal in raunchy tell-all interview: Phone sex '15 times a day wouldn't be enough' for

    07/30/2013 11:04:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/30/13 | BETH DeFALCO
    <p>Anthony Weiner is too sex obsessed to be mayor, according to his latest virtual gal pal.</p> <p>In a raunchy tell-all interview with Howard Stern, Anthony Weiner's former virtual gal pal Sydney Leathers says the peter-tweeting poll used to call her up to five times a day - and almost every day - to have phone sex. And that still wasn't enough!</p>
  • Boy Scouts Approve Plan To Accept Openly Gay Boys

    05/23/2013 3:20:16 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 457 replies
    <p>The Boy Scouts of America's National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.</p>
  • Lady Gaga named godmother of Elton John and David Furnish's second child

    04/26/2013 2:00:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | april 26, 2013 | Rachel Maresca
    Gaga the godmother. Lady Gaga did such a good job the first time around that Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish have asked the Queen of Pop to be the godmother to their second child Elijah, 3 months. Gaga currently fills role for their 2-year-old son, Zachery. "She's a great role model, she's young, [and] she's been a great godmother to Zachary," John said of the "Poker Face" singer to Extra. "We're all bonkers in this business, but we're human beings at the same time." "There's a real simple person under there who loves her parents," the 65-year-old "Your...
  • Thieves Plunder Crashed SUV of Tires, Wheels and Battery - While Dying Driver Lay Trapped Underneath

    03/22/2013 7:31:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 22 March 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Thieves plunder crashed SUV of tires, wheels and battery - while its dying driver lay trapped underneath A man who was crushed to death by his SUV after a fatal accident suffered the final indignity of being robbed as he lay trapped under the vehicle. Police in New Mexico say 26-year-old Steven Roy Reese of Carlsbad was killed either Tuesday night or Wednesday morning when he apparently lost control of his 1996 Ford Explorer on a little-used dirt road. However, when they got to the vehicle they discovered that somebody had stolen wheels, tires and the battery from the wrecked...
  • The shocking Ashley Judd rape joke… that never happened

    03/20/2013 3:55:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    LiveAction ^ | Kristen Hatten
    Mother Jones is shocked. The Huffington Post is shocked. The Left, everywhere, is shocked. It’s shocking. It’s really, really so terribly shocking. And appalling and disgusting. That in these times, here in the year of our deity (or no deity because that, too, is a valid life-path) 2013, terrible, misogynistic men like Steven Crowder still exist. This man-beast, this throwback to an unenlightened age, when women were forced to stay home and vacuum in high heels and pearls, clearly hates women, probably because he wasn’t breastfed hard enough. Steven Crowder is asked to speak at clandestine cabals like the Conservative...
  • Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say

    03/18/2013 11:56:36 AM PDT · by SMCC1 · 38 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3/18/13 | Stephen Adams
    "Parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed because they are “morally irrelevant” and ending their lives is no different to abortion, a group of medical ethicists linked to Oxford University has argued."
  • He was born a girl and she used to be his babysitter: So why IS transgender boy...

    03/14/2013 4:28:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | Toni Jones
    FULL TITLE: He was born a girl and she used to be his babysitter: So why IS transgender boy Bobby, 19, marrying 31-year-old Donna? A teenager born a girl but living as a man has defended now dating his mother's 31-year-old best friend. Bobby Fransis Barnes, 19, from Worcester, has found romance with mother-of-three Donna Price - who used to be his babysitter. Bobby, who works as a barber, is waiting to have female-to-male chest reconstruction and sex-reassignment surgery on the NHS as soon as possible. As a child, Bobby used to cut off his pigtails and rip off his...
  • Dianne Feinstein: ‘It’s legal to hunt humans’ with high-capacity magazines [VIDEO]

    03/09/2013 2:44:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 8, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    At a Senate judiciary committee hearing on Thursday, California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein shot down a proposed amendment exempting veterans from her “assault weapons” ban, bizarrely arguing that it’s legal to hunt humans with high-capacity magazines. “The time has come, America, to step up and ban these weapons,” Feinstein said. “The other very important part of this bill is to ban large capacity ammunition feeding devices — those that hold more than 10 rounds. We have federal regulations and state laws that prohibit hunting ducks with more than three rounds. And yet it’s legal to hunt humans with 15-round, 30-round,...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    02/08/2013 4:57:15 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 120 replies
    Yeh....not feeling well today guys, so have at it with some random silliness.
  • Ill. Prison Locked Down After Guards Call in Sick

    01/06/2013 8:22:58 AM PST · by redreno · 19 replies
    NBCChigago.com ^ | Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 | Updated 5:22 PM CST | unknown
    Officials say they had to put one of Illinois' maximum-security prisons on lockdown not because of an inmate riot but because dozens of guards called in sick. The movement of inmates was limited for most of Friday at the Stateville Correctional Center in suburban Chicago. Nearly 60 employees failed to turn up to work, an occurrence that Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman Stacey Solano called "unusual."
  • The Decadence of Procreation (Hating Humans)

    12/05/2012 6:06:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 12/5/2012 | ANN FRIEDMAN
    It’s no longer news that babies have become a status symbol. We’ve gotten used to judging celebs’ bumps and observed the rise of the baby-centric fashion statement. The excitement this week over Kate Middleton’s royal fetus — and the medical bills already associated with it — serves as another reminder that, like a dressage horse or a third vacation home, children might be covetable, but they’ll certainly cost you. To be a status symbol, a good must be inaccessible to the masses. And indeed America’s birth rate, as New York Times op-ed columnist Ross Douthat reminds us this week, has...
  • Now sick babies go on death pathway: Doctor's haunting testimony reveals how children are put on end

    11/29/2012 12:08:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/29/12 | Sue Reid and Simon Caldwell
    Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’. Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have involved only elderly and terminally-ill adults. But the Mail can reveal the practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies.
  • Episcopal bishop says he was denied entrance to Catholic archbishop's installation Mass

    10/09/2012 7:56:10 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 10 replies
    Christian Century ^ | Oct 7 2012 | Kevin Eckstrom
    What started off as a rocky relationship between the Episcopal and Roman Catholic bishops of San Francisco got even worse on Thursday (Oct. 4) when Episcopal Bishop Marc Andrus said he was denied entrance to the installation Mass of the new Roman Catholic archbishop. Andrus said he arrived at St. Mary's Cathedral 30 minutes before the installation Mass of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was scheduled to start, but was kept in a holding area with an employee of the Catholic archdiocese until after the service started. After other local clergy had processed in for the 2 p.m. Mass, Andrus said the...
  • Father and son videotaped allegedly bullying disabled girl with cerebral palsy

    10/05/2012 11:17:28 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/2/2012
    A 10-year-old US girl suffering from cerebral palsy is too afraid to leave her house because her neighbours continually mock her disability. Ohio girl Hope Holcomb has regularly been bullied by her nine-year-old neighbour, but recently the boy's father has also begun teasing the young girl with both being captured on film mocking the limp Hope suffers as a result of her illness. "It started last year we had trouble on the bus, she was miserable she didn't want to ride the bus, cried every morning," Hope's mother Tricia Knight told Fox 8 News. "He treats her like crap, and...
  • Muslim Youths In Nigeria Crucify A Cat On The Cross To Protest Anti-Islam Film

    09/17/2012 11:18:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 47 replies
    Nigeria News ^ | 9-17-12 | Nigeria News
    Muslim Youths In Nigeria Crucify A Cat On The Cross To Protest Anti-Islam Film (pic at link)
  • Episcopal Church promotes the “T” in LGBT equation

    08/08/2012 10:46:05 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 30 2012 | Becky Garrison
    Commentators at the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times may decry the Episcopal Church as a place offering pet funerals but nothing for the faithful or failing to provide anything one cannot get from purely secular liberalism. These traditionalists appear to bemoan the loss of a 1950s-era church that promoted an Eisenhower-era civil religion replete with the cross draped in the American flag. While they wax nostalgia over a past that largely existed only in TV Land,.the Episcopal Church made history at its 77th triennial General Convention by passing two gender nondiscrimination resolutions. Led by a grassroots coalition...
  • Cat with medical issues - need advice

    07/31/2012 1:39:48 PM PDT · by Rides_A_Red_Horse · 112 replies
    None | 31 Jul 12 | Self
    In my short time here I've noticed that a lot of people on this site give great advice concerning pets. The cat is at the vets office and he's being kept overnight to determine if they need to operate. He's a large Himalayan mixed with Maine Coon. He hasn't held down food or water since late yesterday afternoon. He had surgery back in early June for similar symptoms. The vet removed a mass of hair from his stomach. I think part of the problem is he's been cleaning the dog who has much courser fur. The vet also determined he's...
  • Democrats Move to Include Gay Marriage in Party Platform

    07/30/2012 1:40:39 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 60 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/30/12 | Jeremy W. Peters and Michael D. Shear
    Democrats moved to make same-sex marriage a part of their party platform, placing language that would declare a right for gay men and lesbians to marry on track for approval by the party’s leadership. Party officials met over the weekend in Minneapolis and approved the first step in the platform-amending process. In two weeks, the entire platform committee will vote on the matter at a meeting scheduled in Detroit. Then, if approved as expected, it would move on to convention delegates in Charlotte, N.C., for final approval in September. According to Democrats who were briefed on the vote in Minneapolis,...
  • Why Does Europe Have Problems

    BRUSSELS — For most Europeans, almost nothing is more prized than their four to six weeks of guaranteed annual vacation leave. But it was not clear just how sacrosanct that time off was until Thursday, when Europe’s highest court ruled that workers who happened to get sick on vacation were legally entitled to take another vacation.Any idea why that continent is so screwed up?
  • Woman set on fire was denied restraining order against ex-lover

    06/12/2012 12:32:27 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 15 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | 6/11/2012
    Naomie Breton begged a judge two weeks ago to forbid her violent ex-boyfriend from coming near her but was immediately turned down. On Monday, her ex-boyfriend allegedly doused the 34-year-old single mother of three with gasoline and set her ablaze, a gruesome event captured by a surveillance camera. Although burned on her face and body, doctors at Delray Medical Center say she should recover. Breton in March moved out of the home she shared with Roosevelt Mondesir, the father of her 4-year-old son. She told police the two were meeting about 3 a.m. outside the 7-Eleven at 7044 Lawrence Road...
  • Horrifying: A British Man Was Caught Trying To Smuggle Roasted Baby Fetuses Into Thailand

    05/19/2012 4:28:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | MAY 18, 2012 | Sanya Khetani
    A British man of Asian origin was arrested in Thailand after police found him in possession of six human fetuses that had been roasted and covered in gold leaf in a black magic ritual, The Telegraph reports. The man, Chow Hok Kuen, 28, confessed to police he had bought the fetuses from a Taiwanese man a few days earlier for 200,000 baht ($6,382), and he intended to smuggle them into Taiwan, where he would have been able to sell them for at least six times that amount. While the fetuses were found in a separate hotel from the one Chow...