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  • Starbucks Pushes to Create Jobs

    10/05/2011 11:13:49 AM PDT · by throwback · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | OCTOBER 5, 2011 | JULIE JARGON
    Starbucks Corp. Chief Executive Howard Schultz, who has been on a mission to cut the national debt and boost job creation, has pledged to donate at least $100,000 of profits annually from two Starbucks stores in low-income areas to boost jobs in those communities. Profits from Starbucks stores in the Harlem section of Manhattan and the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles will go toward two community organizations that work to improve education and job training for young adults in those areas. High-school students in those neighborhoods also will receive barista training at the Starbucks shops. "We can't wait for Washington....
  • School Dean, 2 Students Stabbed At South Gate Campus [Harbinger Of America's Ed Future - 1 dead]

    09/30/2011 1:30:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 30, 2011
    School Dean, 2 Students Stabbed At South Gate Campus September 30, 2011 Two students and a high school dean were stabbed during a lunchtime fight at South East High School in South Gate, and the school was temporarily placed on lockdown, LAUSD officials said. All those wounded were transported to area hospitals. One female student suffered "serious" wounds and is in stable condition, officials said, and the others sustained non-life-threatening wounds. The assailant, also a student at the school, was not injured and has been arrested, said Monica Carazo, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Carazo said...
  • Randal O'Toole of the CATO Institute speaking in Denver area, October 11th

    09/26/2011 1:08:53 PM PDT · by invaderzim · 3 replies
    Hear Us Now ^ | 9.26.11 | Hear Us Now
    Hear Us Now is pleased to host Randal O’Toole of the CATO Institute on October 11th. His topic will be, “The Best Laid Plans”: […]how government attempts to do long-range, comprehensive planning inevitably do more harm than good by choking American cities with congestion, making housing markets more unaffordable, and sending the cost of government infrastructure skyrocketing.
  • Atlanta Man Shot by Bogus FBI Agents

    ATLANTA -- Police in Atlanta are hunting several suspects who posed as FBI agents Saturday to rob and shoot a man, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The unidentified victim was leaving his Atlanta apartment with a woman at around 10:30am local time when he was approached by several men in the building's parking lot, police said.
  • Do You Use Urban Dictionary?

    09/16/2011 12:50:50 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 20 replies
    Do You Use the Urban Dictionary? I thought it might be interesting to visit Urban Dictionary’s Web Site. It was interesting. In fact, it was so interesting I decided to post a definition. It is similar to Wikipedia in that the visitors can add their own information. You submit your definition and they review it to see if it is acceptable. I couldn’t find anything on the Web Site that listed acceptability. I thought I would submit the expression Tea Party Patriot. I submitted Tea Party Patriot A Tea Party Patriot is a person who joined the Tea Party grass...
  • Fascinating site shows New York abortions by Zip Code - 60% of black babies aborted

    09/13/2011 4:01:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/13/11 | Jeremy Kryn
    NEW YORK, NY, September 12, 2011 ( – New data on New York City’s abortion statistics reveals an abortion ratio almost twice the national average. The report, provided by the New York City Department of Health at the request of the Chiaroscuro Foundation, a New York City non-for-profit organization that supports alternatives to abortion, said that of 225,667 pregnancies in 2009, there were 87,273 abortions. The detailed data about abortion in New York has been published at in the form of an interactive graphic. Abortion rate statistics show that the zip code with the highest abortion ratio in the...
  • Cadillac Escalade still the most likely to be stolen

    08/25/2011 7:39:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    CNN/Money ^ | August 25, 2011
    Criminals seem to have a thing for big vehicles. The Cadillac Escalade remains the car most likely to be stolen, according to new data from the Highway Loss Data Institute. This is the fourth year in a row the Escalade has topped this list. The rankings for most stolen cars are based on auto insurance claims data from 2008 and 2009.
  • Why We're Moving Back South / Chicago's Shrinking Black Community

    08/25/2011 7:46:24 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 37 replies
    Henry Louis Gates' "The Root" ^ | 23 Aug | Curtis/Holloway
    For black Northerners, the reverse migration makes economic -- and emotional -- sense. / RE: Chicago's Shrinking Black Community Experts say that a reverse migration to the suburbs and the South may be irreversible. Why We're Moving: Thomas Clark was one of those committed New Yorkers. "For me it was the whole urban dynamic of being in a big city, being in the financial center of the world," said the former New York state banking official and onetime president and CEO of Carver Federal Savings Bank. Commuting into Manhattan from his White Plains, N.Y., home, the self-described "little guy from...
  • NJ Teacher Defends "Future Criminals" Comment

    08/25/2011 5:56:46 AM PDT · by Puppage · 39 replies ^ | 08/25/2011
    A New Jersey first grade teacher who wrote that she was a "warden for future criminals" on Facebook says she was speaking "out of frustration to their behavior." Jennifer O'Brien defended herself Wednesday at an administration hearing that will determine whether the tenured Paterson teacher should lose her job. O'Brien told an administrative law judge she wrote the post in exasperation because six or seven unruly first-graders kept disrupting her lessons. She said one boy had recently hit her. The teacher posted her remark to 333 friends on March 28. However, it was forwarded and led critics to call her...
  • Black lawmakers target high urban unemployment (crazed RAT Frederica Wilson has a plan)

    08/24/2011 11:44:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/23/11
    Black lawmakers target high urban unemploymentPublished August 23, 2011 | Associated Press **SNIP** The mounting frustration over jobs is beginning to have political repercussions among black Americans. "Unemployment in South Florida, especially in the black community, is no longer a crisis," Democratic U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson said before the event. "It's an epidemic." The job fairs come amid a growing debate within the black community about the Obama administration's urban agenda. While black lawmakers have been reluctant to criticize President Barack Obama, the country's first black president, some are beginning to voice misgivings about the administration's focus on deficit reduction...
  • A deadly night in the city of Detroit with a total of 15 people shot, 6 killed

    08/13/2011 8:22:42 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 96 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | 8-13-2011
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - It was a deadly night in the city of Detroit. From 6:00 am Friday, August 12th to 6:00 am Saturday, August 13th, a total of fifteen people were shot in the city. Six of those victims died at a total of 9 separate shooting scenes. Mayor Dave Bing's office released the following statement: "Reducing violent crime is our number one priority. Chief Godbee and the men and women of the Detroit Police Department are working around the clock to bring these criminals to justice. Our community must continue to work with us to stop this kind of...
  • Elderly Woman Dies From Heat After A/C Stolen

    08/04/2011 4:05:34 PM PDT · by grundle · 37 replies
    CBS Dallas/Fort Worth ^ | August 4, 2011
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - A 79-year-old Oak Cliff woman succumbs to the North Texas heat and dies in her home just two days after reporting to police that her central air conditioner had been stolen.Dolores Grissom’s home sits on a corner with the air conditioning unit is completely exposed; only protected by a cage with a lock. On July 14 Grissom reported that her $2,500 unit was stolen. On July 16 she was found dead. Just this week the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office completed their report that stated Grissom’s death was heat-related.Grissom, who was buried last week, lived with her...
  • Gunshot Demographics The ugly underbelly of the anti-gun-rights position

    08/03/2011 5:14:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies ^ | 2011 | Alan Korwin
    How "The Bad Part of Town" and failed social policies are used for sinister attacks on the right to keep and bear arms, and help justify the law enforcement world and its budgets. While anti-rights activists speak emotionally about "gun violence""gun deaths" "human tragedy" and saving lives, what they refuse to say is this— Homicide in America has demographic, geographic, social and economic factors which, if acknowledged and openly discussed, would transform the debate, and place blame where it really belongs: on the causes and people that fuel the violence we hear about (but rarely actually see for ourselves, except...
  • Is it a Bird, a Bug, or a Plane???[New Air Force UAV]

    07/13/2011 3:28:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    No wonder everybody knows what we are up to....... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The New Air Force - Next time you "think" you see a "bird" on a telephone line, better look closely!
  • Obamageddon Coming to a City Near You?

    07/13/2011 8:13:16 AM PDT · by relictele · 23 replies
    American Interest, The ^ | 12 Jul 2011 | Walter Russel Mead
    The election of the first African-American president was widely hailed as a giant step forward for American racial politics. The future, however, may remember this administration as a giant step back for Black America during a period of deepening alienation, anger and despair in America’s inner cities. Not since the 1960s, when scores of American cities were shaken by one race riot after another, have African-Americans faced such deadly conditions: high expectations and hopes running up against a reality of vanishing jobs, shrinking government budgets and a fractured and fragmented leadership. Barring an unlikely change in economic fortunes we could...
  • Richmond (CA) To Issue City ID Cards (to illegal aliens)

    07/06/2011 9:22:21 AM PDT · by fifedom · 24 replies
    NBCBayArea ^ | Jun 14, 2011 | Chris Roberts
    The East Bay city will begin issuing its own ID cards this summer, ... Nearly 40 percent of Richmond residents are Latino, and about 1/3 of the city's people are immigrants of all backgrounds, ... Supporters say the cards show the Bay Area is serious about including its many undocumented immigrants into the fabric of the community. Critics, ... say the cards encourage illegal immigration.
  • S.F. losing kids as parents seek schools, homes

    06/20/2011 7:59:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/20/11 | Heather Knight
    For Kearsley Higgins, raising a baby in San Francisco was idyllic. She and her husband owned a small two-bedroom house in the Castro, she found plenty of activities for her daughter, Maya, and made friends through an 11-member mothers' group. Now as the mother of an almost 4-year-old, with a baby boy due in September, Higgins has left. A year ago, she and her husband, a digital artist, bought a four-bedroom home with a large backyard in San Rafael. Maya easily got into a popular preschool and will be enrolled in a good public elementary school when the time comes....
  • Md. congressman's nephew killed in Va. shooting

    06/12/2011 9:16:11 PM PDT · by quantim · 18 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Jun 12, 11:50 PM EDT
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- A Maryland congressman says his nephew was killed in a random shooting near Old Dominion University in Virginia. Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore in a statement Sunday talked about the death of Christopher Cummings in his off-campus apartment. He says his nephew's roommate, Jake Carey, was critically wounded in the attack Friday. Both were students at the university in Norfolk. The congressman urged the community to cooperate with police. He says his family remains in shock over the "senseless tragedy."
  • Here Is The Video Showing Miami Beach Cops Pointing Gun At Man For Recording Them

    06/06/2011 6:10:51 PM PDT · by thecabal · 73 replies
    Pixiq ^ | June 6, 2011 | Carlos Miller
    The highly anticipated video that shows Miami Beach police pointing a gun at a man who had just recorded them shooting another man has been posted on Youtube. And it confirms what we've already reported.That police were ready to kill a man for recording them on Memorial Day.
  • Flash Mob of Teens Rob Clothing Store in Broad Daylight!

    06/01/2011 12:31:19 PM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 151 replies
    youtube ^ | April 28, 2011 | soitgoes
    This is the culture of inner city african communities. These are old world tactics brought from deepest africa. Do we accept this culture or demand that laws be enforced. Are we becoming a 3rd world cr*p hole like Zimbabwe? Watch this video.