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  • After Countless People Ignored Her, 1 Gentleman Rescued This Mom and Her 4 Kids

    07/27/2016 5:49:27 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 15 replies
    POPSUGAR ^ | July 27, 2016 | LAUREN LEVY
    After Tawny Nelson's car broke down at night in the pouring rain with her four young daughters crying in the back, countless people just drove by as she begged for help. *snip* At that moment, a 74-year-old man with a bad limp knocked on the window. He handed her a plate of food and bottles of water for her family and let her know that a tow truck was on its way and that his wife was going to drive them home. The next day, the gentleman returned to her house with a mechanic and they made multiple repairs to...
  • Repeat sex offender was unregistered in latest crime

    07/27/2016 5:34:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    KOIN.COM ^ | 27 JULY 2016 | KOIN 6 NEWS
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The man facing sex abuse charges after he was caught in the bedroom of a 16-year-old girl is not a first time offender. Themba Kelley was arrested on July 26 after another incident in his lengthy history of crimes. Kelley’s rap sheet includes 5 felonies, 9 misdemeanors and multiple parole violations.
  • Teen aimed at JPSO deputy; sheriff believes gun malfunctioned(mugshot)(video)

    07/27/2016 3:37:47 PM PDT · by BBell · 66 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/17/16 | Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The teen shot and killed by a Jefferson Parish deputy sheriff in a Metairie warehouse late Tuesday (July 26) had attempted to fire his weapon but the gun may have malfunctioned, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said in a press conference. "Devon Martes tried to kill one of my officers," Normand said, referring to the 17-year-old man who was killed. "Devon Martes is not the victim. The victim in this case is Deputy Dave Dalton." The shooting took place just before midnight at 4013 N. Interstate 10 Service Road inside a warehouse used to sort and distribute newspapers to dealers...
  • WHY EVERYONE NEEDS TO STUDY CRITICAL RACE THEORY

    07/27/2016 3:13:57 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    Critical Race Theory, or CRT, is the study of systemic racism and how it relates to society, law and economics. The subject began in liberal universities in the 1980s, and has gained a lot of traction over the last three decades, as more attention has been brought to the rampant racism in American society. CRT has since been adopted by a large number of colleges, and is now offered as an undergraduate course at many progressive universities. However, CRT is yet to make it into school curricula, despite the demands of many progressive groups urging the states and Federal government...
  • We Decide Who Gets the F***ing Weapons

    07/27/2016 3:00:19 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 37 replies
    Breitbart Big Hollywood ^ | 27 Jul 2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/07/27/kesha-democrat-rally-decide-gets-fking-weapons/
  • Vanity: Standing in line for Donald Trump in Toledo, Ohio

    07/27/2016 2:58:27 PM PDT · by RC one · 30 replies
    Rcone
    Standing in line to see Donald Trump at the Huntington center in downtown Toledo. THIS LINE IS YUGE!Tons of support for DJT here in the glass city. The line wasn"t this long for Bob Seger and he sold this place out. Will post pics later. GO TRUMP!
  • VIDEO: A one-armed Australian robot can build a house four times quicker than a brickie

    07/27/2016 2:19:10 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.businessinsider.com.au ^ | Jul 27, 2016, 1:25 PM | Chris Pash
    Building a house by robot. Image: Supplied. ========================================================================================================================= Fastbrick Robotics, an ASX-listed company based in Perth, has created a robot brick layer, a form of 3D printing which can create the shell of a house without being touched by human hands. The Hadrian 105 robot, named after the Roman emperor who built a wall in ancient Britain, has hit a bricklaying speed of 225 standard brick equivalents per hour, or about half a day’s work for a top human bricklayer. To prove it, the company released a time lapse video, showing the robot at work. Here’s the robot, doing everything...
  • Scientists sniff out new antibiotic - inside the human nose

    07/27/2016 1:44:03 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | 07 - 27 - 2016 | Staff
    Antibiotic made by nose microbes kills MRSA, say researchers, amid hopes that more weapons in the fight against drug resistance might be found in the body Nose-dwelling microbes produce an antibiotic which kills the hospital superbug MRSA, scientists have discovered. The finding suggests that the human body might harbour a rich variety of bacteria that could be harnessed in the fight against antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance is a growing cause for concern, with experts warning of an impending “apocalyptic” situation in which patients die following routine surgery because of infections that can no longer be treated. Among the superbugs of...
  • Breaking News: Bikers for Hillary are on their way to Philly

    07/27/2016 1:41:17 PM PDT · by LonePalm · 47 replies
    YouTube ^ | 27 July 2016 | Diamond and Silk
    Video only. You'll have to click on the link above. I forgot how to include a YouTube video on FR and the 'embed' code provided didn't work.
  • Poop-Themed Cafe Serves Desserts That Look Like Crap

    07/27/2016 12:44:48 PM PDT · by workerbee · 39 replies
    Eater ^ | 7/25/16 | Whitney Filloon
    Get ready, Toronto A "toilet-themed dessert bar" is headed to Canada. The aptly named Poop Café Dessert Bar is slated to open in mid-August in Toronto's Koreatown, according to the Toronto Star. Menu items will include chocolate soft-serve, pudding, and traditional Asian desserts like patbingsoo (shaved ice with red beans and various other toppings). Per the Star, "All of the poo-ticular items available at the café will be brown, formed like a stool and served in toilet-shaped dishes." What a world. Owner Lien Nguyen says she's "trying to make poop cute," as evidenced by the restaurant's poo-themed murals accompanied with...
  • Donald Trump Calls on Russia to Find Hillary Clinton’s Missing Emails

    07/27/2016 11:25:52 AM PDT · by RC one · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | ASHLEY PARKER | JULY 27, 2016
    DORAL, Fla. — Donald J. Trump said Wednesday that he hoped Russia had hacked Hillary Clinton’s email, essentially encouraging an adversarial foreign power’s cyberspying on a secretary of state’s correspondence. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Mr. Trump said, staring directly into the cameras. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
  • Brazilian Doctor on Rio Games: ‘Foreign Athletes Will Literally Be Swimming in Human Crap’

    07/27/2016 11:21:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 27, 2016 | Staff
    Olympic athletes competing in the waters off Rio’s shore dodge human feces, the invisible rotavirus, and dead bodies in pursuit of gold. This game ranks not as an official Olympic sport but as a necessity for athletes competing on the open waters during the August event in Rio.
  • Whites ordered to the back of black DNC protest march

    07/27/2016 11:10:48 AM PDT · by metmom · 17 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 27, 2016
    Video only. Not text. http://video.foxnews.com/v/5053939932001/whites-ordered-to-the-back-of-black-dnc-protest-march/?#sp=show-clips
  • Things I think I Learned From the DNC

    07/27/2016 8:04:23 AM PDT · by Weeble · 35 replies
    Vanity | 07/27/2016 | Weeble
    Things I Think I Learned From the Democrats. 1.Gender is the most important factor in choosing a president. Not so much for choosing a restroom. 2. The Democratic party is the party of unity. BLM is united against police. Sanders supporters are united against Hillary. Hillary is united for Hillary. 3. Slick Willie looks like Sick Willie 4. FBI stands for "forget 'bout indictment" 5. Diversity is the most important issue - except for diversity of opinion - that's forbidden. 6. Kids all over America will no longer tell their teachers that the dog ate their homework. The new excuse...
  • The Hillary-Alinsky-Lucifer Connection

    07/27/2016 7:53:00 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 26 July, 2016 | PAUL KENGOR
    The devil is in her details. In his speech at the Republican convention last week, Ben Carson made a statement that raised some eyebrows. “Now, one of the things that I have learned about Hillary Clinton is that one of her heroes, her mentors, was Saul Alinsky,” said Carson. “And her senior thesis was about Saul Alinsky. This was someone she greatly admired….” So far so good. Nothing most political junkies haven’t heard before. “And let me tell you something about Saul Alinsky,” continued Carson. “He wrote a book called Rules for Radicals. It acknowledges Lucifer, the original radical who...
  • Trump left out of Google search for presidential candidates

    07/27/2016 6:55:38 AM PDT · by Puppage · 23 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 07/27/2016 | Puppage
    COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Need to know who’s running for President of the United States? Don’t Google it. Searching for ‘presidential candidates’ brings up a handy guide above all of the other search results with pictures of candidates with active campaigns. Clicking on a picture brings up searches for the candidates. The only problem is that Republican candidate Donald Trump isn’t included. Neither is Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson. Results are shown for Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. As of 5am Wednesday, the results are unchanged.
  • Pink Pistols: where gay rights and gun rights meet

    07/26/2016 7:04:31 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    PioneerPress.com ^ | 7/26/16 | Richard Chin
    If you’re gay, it sometimes can be difficult to tell friends that you’re also a gun owner. Mark Steiger describes it as “coming out of the gun safe.” If you’re for both gay rights and gun rights, Steiger runs an organization you might want to join. He’s head of the Twin Cities chapter of the Pink Pistols, a shooting group open to people of any sexual orientation that encourages gun ownership among the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. It’s part social group, part gun-safety education provider and part advocacy organization devoted to preserving the rights of gays to protect...
  • Prayer Request for Father Jacques Hamel

    07/26/2016 5:44:51 PM PDT · by LonePalm · 42 replies
    Self | 26 July 2016 | LonePalm
    Nos priéres à Dieu augmentent pour Révérend Père Jacques Hamal et sa congrègation. (Our Prayers to God increase for the Reverend Father Jacques Hamal and his congregation.) Notre Père qui es aux cieux, Que ton Nom soit sanctifié, que ton règne vienne, Que ta volonté soit faite sur la terre comme au ciel. Donne-nous aujourd'hui notre pain de ce jour. Pardonne-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi à ceux qui nous ont offensès. Et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation, mais délivre-nous du mal. Car c'est à Toi qu'appartiennent le règne, la puissance et la gloire, pour les siècles...
  • Affidavit: Man charged in turtle's death claimed self-defense

    07/26/2016 4:17:34 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 26 JULY 2016 | WFAA.COM
    AUSTIN - The man charged with beating a turtle to death with a hammer in June told police he acted in self-defense, according to his arrest affidavit. Terry Washington, 55, was recorded by a witness the afternoon of June 21 hitting the turtle with a hammer by the Bouldin Creek spillway. The affidavit states several people had initially gathered to watch Washington reel in what they thought was a large fish. Witnesses told police they did not at any point see Washington try and help remove the fishing hook or cut the fishing line to free the turtle. A man...
  • Chicago Officers Hailed For Touching Act Of Kindness

    07/26/2016 4:16:06 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 26 JULY 2016 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Chicago police officers are getting a lot of attention for a powerful picture on social media. In the image, the officers are escorting an elderly woman with a walker home. Jose Haro and Brandon McDonald are both assigned to the 22nd District. Last Tuesday, they were dispatched to a call about a woman wandering in the street near 95th and Halsted. “We realized really quickly that she cannot hear,” said Haro. “She cannot speak.”
  • 1 Teen Killed, 2 Wounded In South Austin Shooting [Chicago]

    07/26/2016 4:14:16 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 26 JULY 2016 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) — One teenager has died, and two others were wounded in a shooting on the West Side late Tuesday morning. Police said the shooting happened around 11:10 a.m. near West End and Laporte avenues. The victims were standing on the sidewalk when two gunmen came out of a nearby alley and opened fire. According to police, one victim was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital, after he was shot in the shoulder. Police said he was an adult male, but the Chicago Fire Department said all three victims were teenagers.
  • Buddhist monk imprisoned for gambling $263,000 in temple cash

    07/26/2016 11:59:43 AM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/26/16 | Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A Buddhist monk living in Lafayette was sentenced Monday (July 25) to 30 months in prison for taking more than $263,463 from his own temple to gamble at a casino. U.S. District Judge Donald Walter handed down the penalty on Khang Nguyen Le, 36, a Vietnamese citizen who had pleaded guilty to wire fraud. Walter, whom President Ronald Reagan appointed to the Western District court, also ordered Le to pay full restitution. Le might also face deportation to Vietnam after release from prison, authorities said. From 2010 to October 2014, Le was president, presiding monk and resident of the temple...
  • Be half an hour late in Greece but bang on time in Japan: How different nations across [tr]

    07/26/2016 10:52:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 26, 2016 | Harriett Mallinson
    Punctuality is something many people struggle with - especially in an age where technology has made it easier than ever to let people know you might be late. However tardy timekeepers may be glad to know over in Mexico, turning up half an hour late is entirely acceptable, and in Morocco you can be anything from an hour to a day late without anyone batting an eyelid. But those keen to adhere to scheduled times needn't panic as Japan and Germany are sticklers for punctuality with the latter even requiring you to be early for meetings, a new infographic reveals.
  • Miss Cleo Dead at 53

    07/26/2016 10:46:28 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 19 replies
    TMZ ^ | July 26, 2016 | Staff
    There won't be any more calls to Miss Cleo ... the iconic TV psychic is dead after battling cancer ... TMZ has learned. A rep for Miss Cleo -- whose real name was Youree Harris -- tells us she died Tuesday morning in Palm Beach County, FL. We're told she was recently hospitalized, but was discharged last week to a hospice center. We're told Cleo was originally diagnosed with colon cancer ... but it spread to her liver and lungs.
  • Flash Mob Robbery Caught On Video In Roslindale Store

    07/26/2016 10:12:25 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 51 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 07/26/2016 | Unattributed
    Flash mobs are usually fun, especially for those who don’t see it coming. Unfortunately for Gloria Mantas, she became the victim of a flash mob robbery over the weekend. Mantas was working at her convenience store gas station on Washington Street early Sunday morning when about 25 teenagers suddenly came in at once just after midnight. They started grabbing drinks, candy, ice cream and anything they could get their hands on. Then, in less than a minute, they all left at once – without paying for anything.
  • Germany is in a dangerous state of denial about immigration, Islam and terrorism

    07/26/2016 9:28:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 July, 2016 | Opinion Staff
    n the past seven days, German civilians have come under attack from four men of Middle Eastern or Asian origin. Three have been linked to Isil. The latest incident saw a Syrian blow himself up outside a Bavarian festival after pledging allegiance to Isil. Joachim Herrmann, Bavaria’s interior minister, has suggested that such attacks raise questions about an immigration policy that has seen more than one million migrants enter Germany largely unchecked over the past year, many from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Raising such questions may appear logical and sensible, but Germany’s debate about migration issues does not always follow...
  • Legend Michael Jordan Donated 2 Mil to Support Police, BlackLivesMatter Responded with THIS…

    07/26/2016 7:51:09 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 38 replies
    USA Politics Today ^ | 07/25/2016 | Mellisa Ferrari
    Michael Jordan came out of the closet to support our police officers. In a statement shared via The Undefeated on Monday morning, Jordan said the following: “As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well. “I was raised by parents who...
  • K-12: Criminal Minds at Work

    07/25/2016 9:16:13 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 25 July, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    The date is 1900. Professor John Dewey and his cadre of "Progressives" launch an ambitious scheme to transform the country. They want a more collectivist society. For convenience, let's call their goal European Socialism. However, the United States is hostile to Socialism and Communism for another hundred years. Beatrice Webb, founder of the Fabian Society in London, decrees that the word "Socialism" shouldn't be used in America. The recommended euphemism is "Progressivism" and, later on, Liberalism. Socialism, as that term is generally understood, is what Dewey plans for us, but he can't say it. He and his gang must dissemble...
  • Jonathan Mills, 26, former Southern Miss star, shot and killed in Chicago

    07/25/2016 8:31:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 25, 2016 | Myron Medcalf
    Former Southern Mississippi forward Jonathan Mills, 26, was shot and killed Monday afternoon in Chicago, near the high school where he once starred, police said Mills was preparing for a workout at his alma mater, North Lawndale College Prep, when a gunman opened fire on Mills and a group of his friends near a store close to the school, according to the Chicago Tribune. Mills suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to police spokesman Thomas Sweeney, who had no other details about the shooting and said no arrests had been made.
  • Many stores honoring parents' requests for 'gender-neutral' kids' clothing

    07/25/2016 6:59:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 25, 2016
    Pink for girls. Truck motifs for boys. A growing number of parents want to get outside those parameters when it comes to dressing their kids. Kristin Higgins was adamant about not pushing "girly" stereotypes on her daughter, and painted her room in shades of green. Higgins later dressed her up in superhero costumes. But as her daughter got older, it took more work to locate items that broke the mold. For "Star Wars"-themed pajamas, she had to go to the boys' section. "It's hard to find gender-neutral clothing," said Higgins, 35, of Little Rock, whose daughter is now 6. "I...
  • TWO HELD AFTER POOL PARTY BLOODBATH

    07/25/2016 11:44:47 AM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 14 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 7/25/16 | James Cox
    COPS have arrested two people after a reveller was shot dead and two others injured at a raucous pool party organised by a reggae star. Surrey Police found the body of a 34-year-old at huge bash at a £1m bungalow in a pretty village of Headley. The victim has not yet been formally identified. Speaking outside the party venue, Detective Superintendent Bex Smith revealed two people have been arrested, including one on suspicion of murder. She said: "This is a shocking turn of events at what had been billed as a private pool party and would has been witnessed by...
  • Bernie Sanders supporters chant 'HELL NO DNC, WE WON'T VOTE FOR HILLARY!' in Philadelphia (0:27)

    07/25/2016 11:06:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07/25/2016 | High Energy
    Bernie Sanders supporters chant 'HELL NO DNC, WE WON'T VOTE FOR HILLARY!' in Philadelphia (0:27) Bernie Sanders supporters marching in Philadelphia, home of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and chanting anti-Hillary chants after Wikileaks revealed the DNC's corruption towards Sanders' campaign.
  • Political book for debating the left

    07/25/2016 9:47:54 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 17 replies
    No Compromise Media ^ | 02-07-2014 | Paul Ibbetson
    Get the Kindle version of "Eat The Liberals" for the next couple days for just .99 cents. Synopsis: Winning debates is not easy. It takes work and the skills necessary to become a truly effective debater. This may require years to perfect. As you progress as a debater your clothes, your body language, your voice intonation will work in an organized synchronization with the information in your mind. No one has to tell people to respect the Great White shark as it swims to its destination. Everything about this imposing creature exudes an image of dominance. Strong debaters are the...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Served Class Action Lawsuit for Rigging Primaries

    07/25/2016 2:12:32 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 13 replies
    Observer.com ^ | 30 Jun 16 | Michael Sainato
    On June 28, the Miami-based law firm Beck & Lee filed a class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “There are essentially six legal claims we are asserting in this lawsuit on behalf of the composed class members,” said attorney Jared Beck in a YouTube video announcing the lawsuit. “The first is a claim for fraud—against the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz—based on the revelations from the recent Guccifer 2.0 documents purportedly taken from the DNC’s own computer network.” The Guccifer 2.0 documents include internal memos in which the DNC broke legally binding...
  • Canadian Teens Cause an International Incident Playing Pokémon Go

    07/24/2016 3:17:46 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 28 replies
    Time ^ | 7/24/16 | Melissa Chan
  • (Breaking) Four dead in crash involving van and Dallas Cowboys bus in Kingman

    07/24/2016 7:30:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    CBS 5 AZ ^ | 24 JULY 2016 | KPHO
    KINGMAN, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) - Four people were killed in a crash between a van and a Dallas Cowboys tour bus in Kingman, according to the Department of Public Safety. Emergency personnel responded to the crash just after 1:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 93 and milepost 42, which is near Pierce Ferry Road. DPS said no one was hurt or killed on the tour bus. The fatalities were in the van.
  • Anne Marie Waters/ SHARIA WATCH: An Appeal for Two Minutes of Your Time

    07/24/2016 7:29:19 PM PDT · by wtd · 8 replies
    Gates of Vienna Blog ^ | July 24, 2016 | Anne Marie Waters, Baron Bodissey
    Anne Marie Waters: An Appeal for Two Minutes of Your TimePosted on July 24, 2016 by Baron Bodissey Anne Marie Waters of Sharia Watch is writing a book, but she’s having trouble finding a publisher — no surprise there! However, Here’s her appeal, as posted on her website: An appeal for two minutes of your time by Anne Marie Waters I’ve been writing a book for a while. I have been to countless publishers. Those who replied told me how good it was, but… Not one will print it. I know why. I’ll explain. image of book cover ['Beyond...
  • Anti-Muslim sentiment on rise in Europe due to migration and Isil... (trunc)

    07/24/2016 5:03:25 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12 July 2016 | Peter Foster
    Europe is rejecting the idea that multi-culturalism is beneficial to society following a year in which the migrant crisis and Isil-inspired terror attacks have boosted anti-Muslim sentiment across the continent, a new Europe-wide survey has shown. The data from Pew Research, the leading non-partisan US social attitudes survey company, will serve as another sharp warning to Europe’s political elites about the growing strength of grassroots sentiment over the migration issue.
  • Secretary Hillary Clinton -VS- FBI Director James Comey (video)…

    07/24/2016 2:34:04 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 11 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | July 6, 2016 | sundance
    A comparison video between Secretary Hillary Clinton and FBI Director James Comey contrasting the Clinton Message and Comey investigative outcome of Clinton’s private email use...
  • Philly's a great place for a party, but its Democrats are a disgrace

    07/24/2016 7:33:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 28 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 24 July, 2016 | Opinion
    With new flags on the Parkway, new lights on the boathouses, and new efforts to shelter the homeless, the Democrats who have run Philadelphia for more than half a century have cleaned up the city for the Democratic National Convention. If only they could clean up themselves. Given its historic resonance, continuing revival, and convenient location in a politically important state, Philadelphia is a fine place for a convention. The city's chief flaw as a backdrop for the Democrats is, well, the Democrats. In just the past three years, Philadelphia Democrats have seen a congressman, a state senator, five state...
  • WNBA prez withdraws fines regarding anti-violence shirts

    07/23/2016 8:12:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    ESPN.com news services ^ | July 23, 2016
    NEW YORK -- The WNBA has withdrawn its fines for teams and players that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts before games. WNBA President Lisa Borders said in a statement Saturday that the league was rescinding penalties given to the Indiana Fever, New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and their players for wearing the shirts during pregame protests, which began after shootings in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Sealander camper, yes or no?

    It can sleep three reasonably comfortably and it's highly customizable. The only thing that might be a disadvantage is that it's not made for deep ocean or turbulent waves. But I thin it would be good to take a half dozen people into the middle of a large lake or ocean bay and just spend the day relaxing in the sun or diving into the water.
  • Woman stole $19,475 from Kenner church that paid her light bill, police say

    07/23/2016 3:03:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/20/16 | Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A woman who came to a Kenner church for help with a delinquent utility bill is now accused of stealing more than $19,000 from the church's coffers to pay for a car, her insurance, cable and other bills, according to authorities. Shareafa Watkins, 27, of 3100 Phoenix St., Kenner, was arrested and booked Friday with identity theft valued over $1,000, illegal transfer of monetary funds and being a fugitive from another jurisdiction, according to Lt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department.-snip-Detectives eventually determined that Watkins began illegally tapping the church's bank account in early 2015 after she received...
  • The K-12 Joke: “The Heck You Can’t”

    07/23/2016 2:38:19 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 5 replies
    religion.Rantrave.com ^ | July 6, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    It's a joke widely told. This guy goes into a hotel restaurant and instructs the waitress: "Please bring me one tiny glass of frozen orange juice diluted until you can see through it. Two cold and burned pieces of toast. One infinitesimal and frozen pat of butter. Scrambled eggs that look like they were cooked the day before yesterday. And one piece of bacon cooked so long that, when you try to cut it, it splits into 37 different pieces." "Hey, what is this?" the waitress complains. "We can't make you a breakfast like that." "The heck you can't," says...
  • Man ransacks NOPD car in French Quarter, quickly busted by 5 cops: warrant(mugshot)

    07/23/2016 1:38:54 PM PDT · by BBell · 27 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/20/16 | Emily Lane, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    About seven minutes lapsed from when an eyewitness saw Jean Jacques Michell in the French Quarter ransacking a New Orleans Police Department car and the time three officers had Michell on the ground in handcuffs, his arrest warrant said. Michell, 35, was booked early Wednesday (July 20) on charges of simple burglary of a vehicle and simple criminal damage to property after he smashed the windshield of a marked cop car parked and apparently removed its computer system, his warrant said. The warrant, sworn by NOPD Det. Justin Almeida, said Almeida and Det. Mark Schmidt were on patrol when a...
  • Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Exempt Sales and Use Taxes on Feminine Hygiene Products

    07/23/2016 7:45:33 AM PDT · by Kudsman · 34 replies
    New York State ^ | 7/21/16 | New York State
    TOP Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Exempt... SHARE Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that eliminates sales tax on feminine hygiene products. The bill (A.7555-A/S.7838) exempts these products from local and State sales tax. “This is a regressive tax on essential products that women have had to pay for far too long and lifting it is a matter of social and economic justice,” Governor Cuomo said. “I commend Assemblywoman Rosenthal and Senator Serino on their strong advocacy and for hard work in passing this important legislation.” Feminine hygiene products have been taxable since the state sales tax was first...
  • Varadkar proposes tying welfare payments to inflation (Ireland)

    07/22/2016 11:01:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 21/07/2016 8:12 PM | Michael Sheils McNamee
    Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has thrown his political weight behind indexing welfare payments to inflation. Speaking at MacGill Summer School in Donegal, the Dublin TD struck a socially aware tone throughout his speech — referring to the period of economic downturn as “Ireland’s lost decade” and bemoaning a stalling in living standards. “Were it not for social welfare payments over half of the country would be at risk of poverty,” he said, before he emphasized the need to “protect the value of these payments now and into the future”. “I believe this can best be done by indexing...
  • 'It's like a death': Divorced people are at higher risk of psychiatric illness in Ireland

    07/22/2016 10:43:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 22/07/2016 6:10 AM | Darragh Peter Murphy
    Divorced people are much more likely to be admitted to hospital for psychiatric illness than their single, married or widowed counterparts, according to new figures from the Health Research Board. The Activities of Irish Psychiatric Units and Hospitals 2015 report shows that 17,860 people were admitted to hospital for psychiatric care last year, a small increase from 17,797 in 2014. Overall, the numbers of new cases continues to rise, both year-on-year and over a 10-year period. […] … (A)lthough divorced people accounted for only 4% of all admissions, they had the highest rate of all admissions — at 759.9 per...
  • Terrorism and the Norwegian Left

    07/22/2016 7:24:07 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 22 Jul, 2016 | Fjordman
    On July 22, 2011, 77 people were killed in two bloody attacks in Norway. The terrorist Anders Behring Breivik first set off a car bomb in the government quarter of central Oslo. The bomb killed eight people and did substantial material damage. Breivik then drove out of Oslo with another car. Later that afternoon he arrived via ferry at the island of Utøya, situated some distance outside the municipality of Oslo. Members of the Workers’ Youth League (AUF), the youth organization of the Norwegian Labour Party, used the island for their annual summer camp. In a grotesque shooting spree, Breivik...
  • Did Open Carry law prevent Soros backed violence in Cleveland?

    07/22/2016 3:02:41 PM PDT · by detective · 82 replies
    At almost all other Trump events masked thugs attack Trump supporters and try to disrupt events. Leftist groups had threatened to block the streets and shut down the convention. There were demonstrations but almost no assaults. Do you think this is because demonstrators thought Trump supporters might be legally armed? Did the demonstrators not want to risk getting shot during one of their assaults?