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  • Which voting demographic is the most dangerous voting group in America today?

    08/07/2018 3:30:31 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | August 7, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    For nearly 50 years, the mainstream media and the Democratic Party apparatus have said that "white men" are the most "dangerous voting bloc" because they are "racist, sexist, imperialist, colonialist, traditional, exclusive, too suburban, too rural, too in love with law-and-order, too patriotic, privileged, aristocratic, autocratic". However, it is all junk from the Left. I believe the most dangerous voting group in America today is white suburban women. They are anti-gun to the core, a small handgun makes them scared. I can understand people being afraid of an AR-15 because it is usually held by U.S. Armed Forces, but 10-20...
  • Attorneys say Baltimore County officer showed 'aggression,' accused teen was in 'survival mode'

    05/27/2018 2:28:35 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 57 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 24, 2018 | Sarah Meehan
    Attorneys for the teenager accused of running over and killing Baltimore County police Officer Amy S. Caprio called for the public release of body camera footage from the incident, saying their client was in “survival mode” when he ran over the officer. J. Wyndal Gordon and Warren Brown, two prominent Baltimore defense attorneys who are representing 16-year-old Dawnta Harris, said Thursday morning that the footage will help answer questions surrounding Caprio’s death, and ultimately help their client’s case. They called on Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger to release the video. “I think it will put a lot of...
  • ‘We Just Want Our Community Back:’ Long Islanders Upset [TR]

    05/21/2018 4:37:47 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    CBS NEW YORK ^ | 21 MAY 2018 | CBS NEW YORK
    GORDON HEIGHTS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Just how much can one community take? There are multiple neighborhoods in New York where the state has clustered paroled ex-cons, and innocent families are paying the price. A 26-year-old mother accused of trying to kill her baby earlier this month created anguish in her Suffolk County community. Her lawyer claims she was mentally ill and a victim of human trafficking, while others say she was an interloper moving from house to house on a notorious street in a hamlet that borders Coram — Gordon Heights.
  • Exotic Tick Species Arrives In Garden State [NJ]

    04/24/2018 8:36:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    CBS ^ | 04/24/2018 | Staff
    HUNTERDON COUNTY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A tiny parasite could become a big problem this year in New Jersey. It’s an exotic tick that’s never been seen before in the United States. It was first spotted on a sheep in Hunterdon County, and efforts to wipe it out have failed. New Jersey has always been home to different species of ticks – five to be exact. But a new variety of the bloodsucking bug is now in the mix. It’s the East Asian tick, sometimes called a longhorned or bush tick. Originally found in Asia, thousands of them are now in...
  • White suburbanites painted as heroes & victims

    04/17/2018 6:35:45 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    Oregon State ^ | 2008 | Matthew Lassiter
    During the final months of the U.S. race for the presidency, both major candidates claimed the “middle class” for their own, but what either meant by the term itself was left for voters to puzzle out. Confusion about the middle class—specifically, white suburban families—is nothing new, says Matthew Lassiter, a Research Fellow and associate professor of history at the University of Michigan. “For more than half a century, American political culture has celebrated white middle-class suburban families as the heart and soul of the nation, the hard-working, tax-paying heroes of Middle America, who safeguard traditional family values and maintain a...
  • How California Car Culture Killed The Promise Of A 20-Minute Commute

    04/16/2018 8:33:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    KPBS News ^ | April 16, 2018 | Meghan McCarty Carino/KPCC
    As an innovator and early adopter of freeways, California became the symbolic capital of car culture. But the ease of movement conferred by the massive postwar freeway building boom was short-lived, turning the dream of car travel into a nightmare of congestion and long commutes. The story of how Californians went from getting around to getting stuck behind the wheel is deeply entwined with the history of the urban freeway, an enterprise that advanced earlier and on a larger scale here than anywhere else in the country. Half a century ago, there was reason for optimism about cars. Los Angeles...
  • STL’s white refugee syndrome

    03/29/2018 8:38:06 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    The St. Louis American ^ | February 12, 2015 | CHARLES JACO
    Caucasian St. Louisans are to white flight as Kenyan runners are to the Boston Marathon. Volumes have been written about the ability of white St. Louisans to empty out a region, or as a former colleague from Fox 2 once said, “Yeah, a black family moved in seven blocks away and my parents ended up in Ellisville.” An entire library wing could be devoted to white flight in the Gateway City. From James Neal Primm’s 1998 Lion of the Valley to Colin Gordon’s 2009 Mapping Decline to 20 years of the Where We Stand reports from the East-West Gateway Council...
  • Do you trust these white anti-gun suburban parents?

    03/24/2018 7:32:14 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | March 24, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    All these white anti-gun suburban parents from NoVA, NYC, S. Florida suburbs etc. were all there at the March for our Lives event. Do you trust them? They have a lot of power in the schools these days. That's a troubling sign. Where's the balance.
  • Florida shooting survivor vows to stay out of school until pols pass gun reform at N.J. rally

    02/26/2018 12:10:29 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 193 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 25, 2018 | Andy Mai, Stephen Rex Brown, Leonard Greene
    He's not going back to school. There aren’t enough grief counselors, well wishers or positive prayers to make Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg return to the school where his classmates were massacred unless Florida lawmakers pass gun control legislation. “I’m not going back to school on Wednesday until one bill is passed,” Hogg said at gun control rally Sunday in New Jersey.
  • Murphy must address growing segregation in schools

    01/15/2018 8:15:03 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 15, 2018 | Christian Estevez
    New Jersey has some of the best public schools in the country. But our current system is not operating on a level playing field. While wealthy suburban schools continue to provide rich educational experiences for their mostly white student population, too many Latino and African American students attend segregated schools hampered by intense poverty. We allowed segregation to permeate our state education system for too long, institutionalizing a separate but equal doctrine. New Jersey's schools are among the top five most segregated in the country. This decades-long failure continued under both parties. The Latino Action Network is heartened that Governor-Elect...
  • The future of America’s suburbs looks infinite

    11/19/2017 12:33:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | November 18, 2017 | Joel Kotkin
    Just a decade ago, in the midst of the financial crisis, suburbia’s future seemed perilous, with experts claiming that many suburban tracks were about to become “the next slums.” The head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development proclaimed that “sprawl” was now doomed, and people were “headed back to the city.” This story reflected strong revivals of many core cities, and deep-seated pain in many suburban markets. Yet today, less than a decade later, as we argue in the new book that we co-edited, “Infinite Suburbia,” the periphery remains the dominant, and fastest growing, part of the American...
  • Is the political war on rural Md. dead?

    11/10/2017 11:09:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | June 4, 2017 | J.F. MEILS Capital News Service
    ANNAPOLIS — In 2009, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley closed the visitor center at the Sideling Hill cut, the symbolic gateway to Western Maryland, as a cost-saving effort. Some saw the move as personal, or at least confirmation of how the former governor felt about the state’s rural counties. “We had only two visitor centers that were closed in the entire state under O’Malley,” said William Valentine, an Allegany County commissioner. “It wasn’t too hard to figure out what happened.” Current Gov. Larry Hogan reopened the Sideling Hill Visitor Center in 2015. Earlier this year when Hogan took the stage...
  • Why poverty is skyrocketing in the suburbs

    07/05/2017 5:07:29 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03 July 2017 | Dwyer Gunn
    If you were to ask a group of Americans to pinpoint poverty in this country, a good many would tell you you to turn a watchful eye to the inner-city blocks. Perhaps others would suggest you look at the isolated valleys of rural Appalachian coal mining towns. But few would point you to the suburbs, our country's neatly manicured, leafy green mazes of driveways and cul-de-sacs. That's a shame; it's this very misperception that makes the issue so pernicious. In recent decades, the number of suburbanites living in poverty has increased at an alarming clip. In 1990, there were 9.5...
  • Obama, Gates Work to Dissolve Suburban School Districts

    12/08/2016 9:27:44 PM PST · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | Sep 19, 2016 | Stanley Kurtz
    AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing), President Obama’s most radical regulation, continues to go virtually unmentioned in the campaign. You might think a policy that allows big cities to swallow up and control surrounding suburbs would be widely debated and discussed, especially in an election where the suburbs hold the balance of power. Instead, both presidential candidates make a point of avoiding the issue. Meanwhile, it’s become increasingly clear that AFFH is about a great deal more than housing. In truth, this sweepingly transformative regulation creates levers by which the feds can reach into almost every aspect of local government. In...
  • Suburbs House More Poor Americans Than 'Inner-Cities'

    10/24/2016 8:24:54 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | 22 October 2016 | Safia Samee Ali
    Though Republican candidate Donald Trump has used the term "inner-city" to exemplify poverty, "lost opportunity" and "hell," the reality is that majority of America's poor aren't in inner-cities. They live in the suburbs. "Between 2000 and 2011, the number of poor residents in the suburbs of the nation's largest metropolitan areas grew by 64 percent — more than twice the growth rate in cities," the report found. "For the first time, suburbs became home to more poor residents than America's big cities. Today, one in three poor Americans — about 16.4 million people — lives in the suburbs." While there...
  • 'I feel like a prisoner': Ohio woman says she's trapped in her home by 'aggressive deer who [tr]

    06/09/2016 12:32:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2016 | Regina F. Graham
    An Ohio woman says she feels like a 'prisoner' in her home because a deer has been attacking her outside. Cindy Frost said that she's called police about the doe and asked for assistance in walking her dogs near her suburban Cleveland home located in Mentor-on-the-Lake. 'I feel like I'm a prisoner,' she told WJW. 'I can't take my dogs out for a walk. 'I can't even walk down to the end of my property and when I go to my car I'm looking all around.'
  • Highway construction dollars, local police protection clash

    03/29/2016 11:09:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Carlisle Sentinel ^ | March 13, 2016 | Marc Levy (AP)
    Call it Pennsylvania’s highway robbery. A pot of money from a huge increase in fuel taxes and motorist fees under a 2013 law designed to shore up Pennsylvania’s highways and bridges is not so huge anymore, as a growing amount is getting diverted to the Pennsylvania State Police. Now, alarmed transportation planners, construction firms and engineers are looking at 12-year Department of Transportation projections that show a fattening state police budget consuming more dollars for construction projects. Lawmakers are taking notice, too.
  • HUD Mandates ‘Affordable Housing’ in Affluent Baltimore Suburbs

    03/26/2016 9:36:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 25, 2016 | 7:26 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The Obama administration has started its push to expand low-income housing into “higher opportunity areas.” The Department of Housing and Urban Development last week announced a “landmark” settlement agreement with Baltimore County that will serve as a catalyst to “promote housing mobility” and “address residential segregation.” The goal is to move low- and very-low-income people out of the city and into the suburbs. …
  • This is how the suburbs die

    03/01/2016 10:15:16 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 83 replies
    The Week ^ | 1/21/206 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    In 1974, corporate behemoth GE moved its headquarters from Manhattan to the suburban Fairfield, Connecticut. Last week, it announced that it was leaving Fairfield for Boston's waterfront district. And as GE goes, it has people wondering whether the suburbs are going to lose their economic lifeblood. Mad Men reminded us that mid-century advertising executives worked in the heart of Manhattan, but slowly began their retreat to the burbs as crime exploded in New York City. The corporate offices followed them and their growing families in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Housing policies still pin poor in Baltimore, but some escape to suburbs

    12/18/2015 6:28:15 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 51 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/15/15
    Danielle Hill has a secret, one she shares with dozens of other residents of Baltimore public housing. It goes like this: They don't live in the city. Instead, they live in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties, in houses purchased by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City. Thousands more have moved to the counties with special rent subsidies in a companion program. Hill's family is among nearly 10,000 black women and children who have moved into overwhelmingly white, prosperous suburbs through a court-ordered relocation program designed to combat the intense inner-city segregation and poverty forged by decades of discrimination....