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  • Brother of Congressman Tim Walz Killed by Fallen Tree During BWCA Storms (MN)

    06/20/2016 8:11:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/20/16 | Jennie Lissarrague & Katherine Johnson
    The man killed in the northern Minnesota storms on Sunday night has been identified as the brother of Congressman Tim Walz. Forty-three-year-old Craig Walz was killed while camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The Cook County Sheriff's Office says Craig Walz and his teenage son were camping at Duncan Lake for Father's Day when the storm began. Powerful winds knocked a tree onto their tent. Craig Walz's son was also severely injured in the incident, taken to a hospital and later airlifted to Duluth. As of 3 p.m. Monday, he is in critical condition. The pair was also camping...
  • National Guard Won’t Allow Its Own Troops To Be Honored At Vacation Bible School

    07/27/2014 12:13:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/26/2014 | Eric Owens
    Citing federal regulations, the Missouri National Guard has refused to show up for an hour-long meet-and-greet with kids at a small Baptist church in the rural southwest corner of the state.The kerfuffle went down during this summer’s vacation Bible school at Bible Baptist Church in Carthage, Mo., reports Fox News.Vacation Bible school is sort of a rite of passage in the region — as common locally in the summertime as fireworks on the Fourth of July and sticky, sunny days.For this year’s version, part of the Bible Baptist Church’s theme was “God’s Rescue Squad.” So, on Monday, some paramedics stopped...
  • Homosexual Director of Camp Modeled After BoyScouts Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Multiple Boys

    04/22/2014 5:20:40 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 33 replies
    Times-Herald ^ | 4/22/2014
    RICHMOND — The arrest of a middle school teacher on suspicion of child sexual abuse this week has raised questions about the West Contra Costa Unified School District's hiring practices, because the teacher was hired while police were investigating him. Ron Guinto, 32, of Vallejo, was arrested about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Mira Vista Elementary School. The seventh-grade English and science teacher is expected to be charged with 11 counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 years old, two counts of forced oral copulation and one count of assault with intent to commit sodomy,...
  • Why I Don't Give to Summer Camp for Underprivileged Kids

    04/22/2014 6:36:34 AM PDT · by econjack · 55 replies
    4/22/2014 | Econjack
    Well, it's that time of year again. I get multiple calls from various charities--paid callers for The Police Athletic League seem particularly active--asking me for money so they can send an inner-city youth to a summer camp. I always ask a charity for an audited financial statement before I'll consider giving. Honest charities should be willing to do this. I do this because years ago I found one well-known charity that collected more than $33 million, but "after expenses" paid only $18000 to the actual charity. The rest was "admin and marketing expenses". Well, yesterday I got the Summer Camp...
  • Crossdressing camp for boys as young as six draws criticism from Christian leaders

    07/18/2013 7:11:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    life site ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    LONG ISLAND, NY, July 17, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – Young boys preening in front of mirrors putting on makeup, picking flowers in skirts, and prancing in heels and dresses at a talent show: all these are depicted in controversial photoessay, featured on Slate this week, documenting an annual summer camp for gender confused boys. The images are drawing praise from gay activists, and criticisms from pro-family leaders. For the last three years, photographer Lindsay Morris has attended the four-day-long camp for “gender variant” boys from 6 to 16 and their families held in an undisclosed location in New England. Morris refers...
  • Overweight Boy Scouts barred from national Jamboree by new BMI requirement

    07/16/2013 5:58:44 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 37 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | July 16, 2013 | Natalie Villacorta
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Boy Scouts at this year’s national Jamboree were kayaking, rock climbing, zip-lining and bike riding in 90-degree heat Monday. And for the first time, scouts and their leaders had to meet new health requirements: No one with a body mass index of 40 or higher was eligible to attend. A 16-year-old boy who is 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 150 pounds would have a healthy BMI of about 22. The rugged terrain at Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, where the Jamboree is taking place for the first time, warrants these new requirements,...
  • "Transgender summer camp" for kids celebrated on front page of Boston Globe.

    09/12/2012 9:37:16 AM PDT · by massmike · 21 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 09/12/2012 | n/a
    The relentless campaign to promote and normalize homosexuality -- and now cross-dressing and transgenderism -- for children is gaining speed in the media. These are things that are really happening. They are at the same time frightening and heartbreaking to watch and read about. On Sunday, Sept. 2, the Boston Globe featured a front-page article about a "groundbreaking" summer camp in Connecticut for "transgender" and cross-dressing children. According to the article, several of these children are being given drugs to delay their puberty so that they can have "successful" sex-change surgery. Some girls have already had their breasts surgically removed,...
  • Dick Cheney skipping Tampa to go fishing

    07/31/2012 12:40:42 PM PDT · by Wuli · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    [snip] While his fellow Republicans gather in Tampa, Dick Cheney is hanging this sign in late August: Gone fishin’. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/79116.html#ixzz22EN83IGC
  • Shocking: Reports Indicate Suspect of ‘Dark Knight’ Shootings Was a Camp Counselor

    07/21/2012 7:24:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 79 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 21, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    Bill Dedman, an investigative reporter for msnbc.com, is reporting that the suspect in the horrifying shooting in Aurora, Colorado was a camp counselor in the summer of 2008 for underprivileged children in Glendale, California. NBC News has more information: Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles confirmed that [James] Holmes was a cabin counselor, responsible for 10 children at its Camp Max Straus for children ages 7 to 14 from Los Angeles. Holmes was then a 20-year-old student at the University of California, Riverside, and neighbors have said he was active in the Presbyterian church that the family attended....
  • Occupy Movement All Over the Sunday New York Times, from Three-Kid Summer Camp to Police at the Pool

    07/16/2012 2:41:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    NewsBusters.com ^ | July 16, 2012 | Clay Waters
    It was all Occupy Wall Street all the time in Sunday's New York Times, with no less than four favorable references to the left-wing sit-in scattered throughout the paper. The Tea Party movement certainly hasn't permeated the pages of the Times in such friendly fashion. Meanwhile, the paper continues to downplay or ignore violence committed by the Occupy movement. The Times did not cover the riot by Occupy LA the night of July 12, where four officers were injured and 17 protesters arrested after protesters tried to transform a monthly "Artwalk" event into a "Chalk Walk" protest and begin hurling...
  • Competition for McJobs Hits Teens: High-School Students with Jobs Hits 20-Year Low

    05/30/2012 7:38:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    High school and college kids typically get the jobs that are left over, that no one else really wants, such as working at McDonalds. However, competition for any job is now so intense, that teens cannot find any job that no one else wants. As a result of that increased competition, Number of high-school students with jobs hits 20-year low The American job market is no place for students as the number of employed high schoolers has hit its lowest level in more than 20 years, according to new figures from the National Center for Education Statistics. In 1990, 32...
  • Boy Scout Director Sentenced to 95 Years for Child Pornography

    01/21/2012 7:27:42 PM PST · by Larry381 · 22 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | January 06, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Michigan
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Scott Allan Herrick, 40, of Twin Lakes, Michigan, was sentenced to serve 95 years in prison, U.S. Attorney Donald A. Davis announced today. Herrick surreptitiously videotaped boys as they were dressing in the boys’ locker room in the YMCA in Muskegon and kept a massive collection of 100,000 images of child pornography with him at the Gerber Boy Scout Camp in Twin Lakes, Michigan. He was convicted at trial of three counts of attempting to produce child pornography. On the first day of trial, Herrick pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing child pornography and one count of...
  • CAPTION the rookie Hussein at summer camp

    08/16/2011 4:33:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
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  • Boy Scout found [alive!] after building tree-branch shelter

    08/13/2011 5:42:18 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 82 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/13/11 | MARTIN GRIFFITH
    He was scared, but the 12-year-old Boy Scout still knew what to do when he got lost during a Utah wilderness outing: He built a shelter made of tree branches and wood to get through a cold night and he covered himself in dirt to stay warm...
  • Two dead, at least 15 injured in explosion at Norwegian PM office as gumen opens fire [at youth camp

    07/22/2011 9:52:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 129 replies
    (snip) 2.28am An Oslo caller to BBC News has said a youth camp run by the Labour Party has been attacked by gunmen, just outside of the city. 2.12am AP reports police have sealed off TV2's offices and are investigating a suspicious package. There are also widespread reports of shots fired in an attack on a children's summer camp, also in Norway. There is no further information at this stage and it is not known if the attack is connected to the bombing. (snip)
  • Orthodox rules shield fiends from cops

    07/19/2011 9:08:13 AM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    ny post ^ | 07.17.11 | LINDA STASI and SUSAN EDELMAN
    The close-knit Orthodox Jewish community insists that rabbis, not the NYPD, get the first phone call about a suspected child abuser. "There are prohibitions and a psychological fear about saying bad things about people or talking about negative things that bring shame," said Long Island psychologist Michael Salamon, author of the upcoming book "Abuse in the Jewish Community. " The taboo had tragic consequences for Motty Borger, 24, who leapt to his death from a Williamsburg hotel the night after his wedding in November 2009. He had confided to relatives that he'd been molested while attending a yeshiva, but they...
  • Hamas Summer Camps Train Next Generation Terrorists

    06/12/2011 1:44:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/6/11 | Gavriel Queennan
    Hamas is reporting record turnouts for its summer camps for children in 2011. The 'summer camps,' combining Islamic indoctrination, paramilitary training, and social activities are set to begin again this year as United Nation’s summer camps, considered competition by Hamas, are being openly denigrated by jihadists. Children and adolescents are an important target demographic for Hamas, from which its future army of terrorists will be recruited. Summer camps are an important means for indoctrinating Gaza's youth with Hamas' jihadist ideology. In 2010 Hamas ran camps for an estimated 100,000 campers, a number similar to 2009. The Islamic Jihad terror group...
  • NY state bureaucrats decree an end to kickball at summer camps

    04/19/2011 7:10:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2011 | Rick Moran
    I'm not exactly sure what they're trying to prove by banning several popular kids games at summer camp except that maybe the bureaucrats were always picked last when teams were selected. NY Daily News: State bureaucrats have identified a potentially deadly hazard facing our children this summer - freeze tag.That's right, officials have decided the age-old street game - along with Wiffle Ball, kickball and dodgeball - poses a "significant risk of injury."And classics like Capture the Flag, Steal the Bacon and Red Rover are also deemed dangerous in new state regulations for day camps."It looks like Albany bureaucrats are...
  • Body found at camp where Brown said he was abused

    04/06/2011 10:01:05 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 35 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/6/11 | Dave Wedge and Joe Dwinell
    State police are investigating an apparent suicide after a body was found at Camp Good News in Sandwich — the same Cape Cod camp where U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said he was molested as a boy. The dead man, who has not yet been publicly identified, apparently took his own life with a gunshot to the head and was found in his car just outside the camp, according to a law enforcement source. A state police spokesman confirmed to the Herald today they are treating the death as a suicide. The 43-year-old man left a couple of notes indicating he...
  • 'Kate Plus 8' plus Sarah: Kate Gosselin brings her brood to alaska to 'go camping' with Sarah Palin

    07/23/2010 10:00:09 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 170 replies · 2+ views
    Who better to teach Kate Gosselin's kids about Alaska than its most famous resident, Sarah Palin? Gosselin and her eight children have traveled to Alaska to meet up with the self-proclaimed "hocky mom" for an episode of new TLC reality show, "Kate Plus 8," reported In Touch Weekly. "Sarah, Kate and the kids will go camping," a source told the mag. Palin's brother, a third-grade teacher, and father, a retired science teacher, will reportedly give hands-on natural history lesson to Gosselin's 9-year-old twins and 6-year-old sextuplets. A mother of five herself, the former vice presidential candidate is said to be...