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  • Police: Woman pretended to be autistic in hoax for sexual gratification

    01/20/2019 9:26:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    FOX ^ | January 17, 2019 | FOX 26 Houston staff
    PEARLAND, Texas (FOX 26) - Pearland police say a woman posed as her autistic "twin", who doesn't exist, and deceived a caregiver in a hoax for her own sexual gratification. According to the Pearland Police Department, Rachel Childs, 29, solicited a caregiver online under the pretense of caring for her twin sister with autism. Police say Childs instructed the caregiver to pick up her sister and take her to the caregiver's home for the night.
  • Inside the Car Company That's Resurrecting the DeLorean

    01/20/2019 7:09:01 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 38 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Jan 18, 2019 | Matt Blitz
    The speedometer climbs as we race down a straightaway in Humble, Texas. As the needle edges to 60, 70, then 80 miles per hour, the 36-year-old automobile rattles and the wind whistles through the windows. Finally the DeLorean zooms up to 88 miles per hour and we feel, just for a moment, like we've gone back to the future. Then, a series of loud honks from the other side of the road, followed by animated waving, awaken us out of our speed spell. “We get that all the time," says DeLorean Motor Company CEO Stephen Wynne, sitting shotgun. “That doesn’t...
  • Pelosi Should Come To The Table With Trump Says… The WaPo? !!

    01/20/2019 3:45:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/20/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Did somebody hack the Washington Post website?That was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the title of this WaPo editorial. Shortly after Nancy Pelosi declared that President Trump’s offer of a deal yesterday was “a non-starter,” the newspaper’s editorial board led with the title, “Make a Deal. Save the Dreamers.”To be sure, the editorial goes to great lengths to include a barrage of insults to the President before getting to the meat of their argument. They ensure their liberal bona fides by declaring that he doesn’t deserve to be rewarded for “taking the government hostage”...
  • GOP lawmaker pushes to derail Tlaib from leading delegation to West Bank

    01/20/2019 7:30:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/17/19 | John Bowden
    A Republican congressman is urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to block freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress, from leading a delegation to the West Bank, arguing that the trip would hurt U.S.-Israel relations. Tlaib's planned delegation to the West Bank, which is set for the same time as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) trip for new members of Congress, would be "inconsistent with our national values," Texas Rep. Brian Babin (R) argued in a letter. "I am writing to express my extreme concern that a newly elected Member of Congress, Rep. Rashida Tlaib,...
  • Muslim from Texas who joined the Islamic State: “I saw some crucifixions. (trunc)

    01/20/2019 12:42:42 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/17/19 | Robert Spencer
    FULL TITLE: Muslim from Texas who joined the Islamic State: “I saw some crucifixions. You know, that’s just normal life there.” Of course it was normal life in the Islamic State, because the Islamic State adhered scrupulously to Sharia within its domains. And crucifixion is a Sharia punishment, based on the Qur’an: “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That...
  • GOP senator: 'I don't think we're going to get the money for the border wall'

    01/19/2019 6:17:35 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 85 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/19/18 | MICHAEL BURKE
    ... Kennedy added that he wished Republicans in Congress had used a criminal justice reform bill that was passed late Tuesday as leverage to get border wall funding. The bill, which was approved in the Senate by a vote of 87-12, will now head to Trump's desk. Kennedy, who did not support the criminal justice reform legislation, said he thinks the GOP "missed an opportunity here." "My Democratic friends are entitled to have their own positions. They were salivating over this bill and I wish we had tried to get something in return like the border wall. Border walls work,"...
  • Seals and Crofts: Remembering a musical plea for life

    01/19/2019 10:30:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/19/2019 | By John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera
    Jim Seals and Dash Crofts, March 16, 1975. | Warner Brothers Records/Public DomainThis month marks the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which made abortion-on-demand the law of the land. It also marks the 45th anniversary of what is arguably the most courageous act in pop culture history.In the early 1970s, the Texas-born duo of Jim Seals and Dash Crofts was at the peak of their popularity. After spending a few years in a band with Glen Campbell, among others, they began to perform under the name “Seals and Croft.”It took a few years, but eventually they hit it big....
  • Downtown Austin crime pushes city to install 10ft fence along Red River alleyway

    01/19/2019 2:52:14 PM PST · by bgill · 38 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Jan. 18, 2019 | Jordan Bontke
    A Downtown Austin alleyway along Red River known to attract crime will be getting a physical barrier to keep people out of it. On Wednesday, city staff with the Economic Development Department presented the Downtown Commission with some of the complaints about the alley from business owners. The city is now searching for a contractor to put up a fence that’s “at least 10 feet” high at the front end of the alley way along Red River and at the back end along Waller Creek... “That alleyway needs to be shut down, it should have been shut down over five...
  • District Court Fines Austin, TX, $9,000 for Refusing Carry of Handguns at City Hal

    01/19/2019 8:08:53 AM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 17, 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    On Thursday, the Travis County District Court ruled that the City of Austin, Texas, violated the law by barring handguns in City Hall and assessed a nine thousand dollar penalty against the city for the violation. The concealed carry of handguns has been legal in Texas for decades and open carry for Texas’ concealed handgun license holders became legal on January 1, 2016. In the January 17, 2019, ruling, Judge Lora J. Livingston explained that the Plaintiff was able to show that open carry was refused on April 4, 2016, April 6, 2016, April 12, 2016, July 1, 2016, July 29,...
  • Terry Holcomb, Second Amendment Activist, Prevails against Waller County Tyranny

    01/17/2019 6:43:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    –In August of 2016, Terry Holcomb, a Second Amendment activist, wrote a letter to Waller County, Texas. The letter asked Waller County to stop breaking the law, according to what had been passed in the 2015 legislature.  Some county officials disagreed with the Texas Attorney General, on what the law meant. So Waller County sued the Second Amendment activist, in an attempt to undercut the Attorney General. This was a direct violation of Texas Law, the Texas Constitution, and the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.A Government entity cannot sue a citizen merely for complaining against it and...
  • Church shooting in Texas

    01/17/2019 6:07:33 PM PST · by old-ager · 29 replies
    KMOV TV St. Louis ^ | Jan. 17, 2019 | KMOV TV St. Louis
    Church shooting in Texas. I guess the congregation wasn't properly armed. No other info.
  • Fifth Circuit Ruling Dismantles Planned Parenthood Talking Points

    01/17/2019 7:33:13 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    A ruling issued tonight by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has torpedoed several of the abortion-rights movement’s key talking points in defense of Planned Parenthood. The case dealt with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s decision to terminate the state’s Medicaid provider agreements with Planned Parenthood affiliates across the state. The state based its decision to remove Planned Parenthood from the list of eligible Medicaid providers in large part on a series of undercover videos released in the summer of 2015 showing footage of Planned Parenthood executives and doctors admitting to illegally profiting from the sale of the...
  • Court affirms media was wrong: videos dealing in baby parts were NOT deceptively edited

    01/18/2019 11:39:53 AM PST · by caww · 31 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/18/2019 | Becket Adams
    The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling that allows Texas to strip Planned Parenthood of its Medicaid funding.... to have Planned Parenthood removed as a qualified Medicaid provider following the release of several damning undercover videos, should come as a major blow to not just the abortion provider, but also the press. Four years later, we learn from the 5th Circuit that the videos were neither selectively edited, nor was it false to say that Planned Parenthood associates circumvented legal, medical, and ethical guidelines in pursuit of salvaging human remains. The ruling shatters the claim that the...
  • Students’ Speech Chilled at the University of Texas

    01/18/2019 6:27:20 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 18, 2019 | Nicole Neily
    Written in 1903, the University of Texas fight song’s opening lyrics are “The Eyes of Texas are upon you/All the livelong day.” Unfortunately, for many on campus, the sentiments expressed are more than just a catchy tune—it’s a frightening reality. Thanks to four policies that the school maintains—a verbal harassment ban, an Acceptable Use Policy governing internet & digital use, a Residence Hall Manual, and a “Campus Climate Response Team”—the eyes of the University of Texas really are on students, keeping tabs on their speech all the time, everywhere. First: UT’s ban on “verbal harassment.” Contained in the school’s Institutional...
  • 14 states may target birthright citizenship

    01/04/2011 12:19:53 AM PST · by WilliamHouston · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 3, 2011 | Liz Goodwin
    Arizona state politicians will introduce model legislation this week to encourage states to prevent children of illegal immigrants from being granted citizenship under the 14th Amendment. Lawmakers in at least 14 states have said they are committed to passing the legislation targeting birthright citizenship. Arizona's anti-illegal-immigrant bill, SB-1070, was also based on model legislation that could be easily copied by states, and at least seven states are likely to pass bills similar to the first Arizona immigration overhaul this year, according to one analysis by an immigrants rights group. Arizona state Senator Russell Pearce will unveil the bill Jan. 5...
  • Police union criticizes Obama shooting response, calls for hate crime investigation

    07/08/2016 11:18:03 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 23 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 7/8 | Liz Goodwin
    “We’d like to see the president make one speech that speaks to everybody instead of one speech that speaks to black people as they grieve and one speech that speaks to police officers as they grieve,” said Jim Pasco, the executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police, which represents 330,000 officers. “We don’t need two presidents, we only need one. We need one who works to unify the United States.” “The U.S. Department of Justice is always quick to insert itself into local investigations, sometimes before the preliminary reports are even in,” Chuck Canterbury, president of the Fraternal Order...
  • ‘Authorities,’ media don’t understand petroleum economics

    01/17/2019 11:32:28 PM PST · by brownwill6767 · 12 replies
    Midland Reporter Telegram ^ | 1/15/19 | Daniel Fine
    The United States and its southwest tight and shale oil has changed from dependence on world oil to domination. News of the size of oil reserves in the Delaware Basin (New Mexico’s share of the Permian) while OPEC was deciding how many barrels it will cut from the world market to lift prices caused epic confusion — and revelations of how little “authorities” and the media understand petroleum economics. The New Mexico media, which relies mainly on interviews with petroleum industry spokespersons, got it wrong. Recommended Video Government numbers came out as 46 billion barrels (Permian total) with 26 in...
  • President Trump Met With Democrats at the White House, Here's How It Went

    01/16/2019 6:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump hosted a number of Republican and Democratic House lawmakers at the White House Wednesday to negotiate over border security and end the ongoing government shut down. “The President and his team had a constructive meeting with bipartisan members of the problem solvers caucus. They listened to one another and now both have a good understanding of what the other wants. We look forward to more conversations like this,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said about the meeting.  These House Democrats in the centrist Problem Solvers Caucus met today with @realDonaldTrump in the Situation Room to discuss the shutdown: Josh...
  • The Hill Pulls Article about Congressional Staffer Rape

    01/16/2019 6:28:46 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/16/19 | yesthatjallen
    I was going to post an article from The Hill. Headline: "Former congressional staffer claims lawmakers helped cover up rape" When I clicked on the article it came up "ACCESS DENIED". Before I refreshed The Hill homepage I took a screen shot. After I refreshed the homepage, the link to the article was gone. Here are the screen shots:
  • Former staffer sues Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee for wrongful firing after rape claim

    01/16/2019 5:11:08 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2019 | By Stephen Dinan
    A former congressional staffer filed a lawsuit last week saying she was raped by an employee at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and when she said she was taking legal action against the foundation she was fired by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. The employee, who is suing as a Jane Doe plaintiff, is seeking at least $75,000 in damages for derailing her career and for emotional duress. She says she was raped in 2015 by the coordinator of her intern program at the foundation, and says there was DNA and text messages and phone calls that proved the encounter happened....