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  • $2 million study looks at hyperloop – 700 mph transit – that would cross Pennsylvania

    10/13/2019 8:19:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | September 26, 2019 | Jana Benscoter
    Will a hyperloop work in Pennsylvania? That’s the question officials from legislative and executive branches, statewide agencies, organizations and departments, as well as a handful of private business leaders are trying to answer. Fifty people, invited to a workshop at Dixon University in Harrisburg on Wednesday, met to talk about the possibility of building a hyperloop system in the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has until April 2020 to complete a $2 million state-legislative commissioned study on its viability. Media wasn’t permitted to attend the invitation-only meeting. According to the turnpike’s research, a hyperloop combines a magnetic levitation train and...
  • Philadelphia Raises Communist China’s Flag At City Hall To Celebrate Diversity

    10/10/2019 6:30:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Pluralist ^ | 10/08/19
    Philadelphia raised the flag of China at city hall last week to honor the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.  Mayor Jim Kenney announced last Tuesday the observation of “The People’s Republic of China Flag-raising Day,” according to Xinhua, China’s official state-run press agency.The City of Philadelphia released photos of the event, showing a small crowd of attendees watching as the flag of China is raised.The Epoch Times reported that local community groups had strongly opposed the raising of the Chinese flag, viewing it as an endorsement of the communist nation’s oppressive regime.“Raising this flag, a symbol of the birth of the Chinese Communist...
  • Murdered Cop’s Widow Outraged Over “Racist” Tweet by Philly DA Spokesperson Jane Roh

    10/09/2019 10:41:16 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 10/09/2019 | VICTOR FIORILLO
    A now-deleted tweet by Philadelphia District Attorney spokesperson Jane Roh has outraged Maureen Faulkner, the widow of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, whom Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of murdering in a 1981 shooting. Faulkner, now a California resident, was in Philadelphia on Friday to lead a protest against Philly DA Larry Krasner’s involvement in Abu-Jamal’s ongoing appeal for his 1982 conviction
  • ‘Notorious RBG’ exhibit in Philly lets you listen to Ginsburg’s dissents and pose in a jabot

    10/08/2019 1:55:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Inquirer ^ | 10/04/19 | Siani Colón
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of the most accomplished women in America’s history and a pop-culture icon, too. She’s on T-shirts. She’s on mugs. She accessorizes her robes at the neckline with an assortment of stylish jabots that court-watchers read like tea leaves to see which way she might be leaning. A relentless voice on the bench for women’s equality and civil rights, Ginsburg has been the subject of a best-selling book, an Emmy-winning documentary, and the Hollywood biopic On the Basis of Sex. Now, a traveling museum exhibit inspired by and named for the book...
  • Antifa activist facing assault charges was tied to Democratic policymakers

    09/28/2019 4:40:10 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | 09/28/2019 | fred Lucas
    What a difference a year made for Joseph Alcoff. On Monday, the 37-year-old has a court date in connection with charges he’s facing in Philadelphia that include aggravated assault and ethnic intimidation for allegedly being part of an Antifa mob in November that attacked two Marines, Alejandro Godinez and Luis Torres, both Hispanic. Alcoff and two others charged in the attack have pleaded not guilty. ANTIFA FIGURE CHARGED IN MARINE ATTACK But while Democratic officials are distancing themselves from Alcoff now, until recently he was a well-connected, aspiring political player in Washington who may have even had a hand in...
  • Democrats want to impeach Kavanaugh? Go for it!

    09/20/2019 4:57:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 19, 2019 | Marc Thiessen, The Washington Post
    The latest smear on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is a disaster for Democrats, and everyone seems to know it except the party’s presidential candidates. No sooner had the New York Times published a new, unsubstantiated allegation of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh, then most of the candidates demanded Kavanaugh’s impeachment. “These newest revelations are disturbing,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) wrote on Twitter, adding “Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached.” Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) declared Kavanaugh’s “place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice. He must be impeached.” Sen....
  • Community College of Philadelphia ditches former mascot over 'offensive' concerns

    09/18/2019 7:35:22 PM PDT · by Drastic · 34 replies
    Mega Philly ^ | 9-18-2019 | Mira B
    The Community College of Philadelphia revealed their new mascot last Tuesday. With the audience consisting of CCP's students and staff, along with other Philadelphia team mascots, the new mascot was received quite well. This replacement comes after concerns of their old one being offensive. Rory the Lion has brought up a renewed sense of CCP's spirit and enthusiasm...
  • Ed Rendell squares up with Elizabeth Warren, calls her hypocrite

    09/16/2019 1:27:35 PM PDT · by Drastic · 46 replies
    Mega Philly ^ | 9-16-2019 | Mira B
    "Elizabeth Warren is a hypocrite" These are the words of Ed Rendell, former Philly mayor, Pennsylvania governor and chair of the Democratic National Committee. At this moment, ahead of the Democratic Presidential's Primary Debate on Thursday, he is coming after Elizabeth Warren. His op-ed on Washington Post centers on the lead Democratic presidential hopeful, titled "I like Elizabeth Warren. Too bad she's a hypocrite." One of the reasons why Rendell believes Warren is...
  • Philadelphia’s top cop apologizes for wearing shirt that mocked Rodney King beating

    09/11/2019 2:01:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    nypost ^ | 09/11/2019 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Philadelphia’s interim police commissioner has apologized for wearing a T-shirt in the 1990s that mocked the notorious Los Angeles police beating of Rodney King, saying she’s “profoundly sorry.” The photo, from 1994, shows Christine M. Coulter, who is white, wearing a shirt that read: “L.A.P.D We Treat You Like a King,” a pointed slogan stemming from the 1991 videotaped beating of King by LAPD cops, whose acquittals sparked riots a year later. An anonymous source sent the photo to the Philadelphia Inquirer in late August. Coulter, the first female commissioner of the 6,500-member department, said during a city council hearing...
  • The moment Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott fights Eagles fans who 'yelled racial slurs [tr]

    09/10/2019 1:41:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 10, 2019 | Alex Raskin
    Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott got into a fight with Eagles fans at Sunday's game against the visiting Washington Redskins after allegedly receiving racial taunts from tailgaters. A video was posted before Sunday's kickoff showing a person, apparently Scott, in a fight with Eagles fans outside the stadium. He did not appear to get hurt, and fans tweeted afterward that Scott took selfies with them. According to PhillyVoice, which interviewed around a dozen witnesses and reviewed video evidence, the incident began with playful ribbing, but turned ugly when some individuals directed racial slurs, including the n-word, at Scott.
  • Haverford student, 22, who hacked the IRS for Donald Trump’s tax returns, pleads guilty

    09/09/2019 3:37:05 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    inquirer ^ | August 6, 2019 | Sam Wood and Mensah M. Dean
    A Haverford College student who used a campus computer to attempt to hack into an IRS database to obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns days before the 2016 presidential election pleaded guilty Tuesday to two misdemeanor crimes in federal court. Justin Hiemstra, 22, who finished his studies in May but will not get his degree until he completes a study-abroad program next May, told Judge Cynthia Rufe that he did not know what he would have done with the tax returns if he and classmate Andrew Harris had succeeded in obtaining them on Nov. 2, 2016. “It was a time when...
  • Student faces two years behind bars for trying to hack into Trump's tax records

    09/09/2019 3:29:55 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    cyberscoop ^ | SEP 9, 2019 | Jeff Stone
    A Philadelphia man has pleaded guilty in connection with a scheme to trick a U.S. government website into serving up the president’s tax returns. Andrew Harris, a student who attended Haverford College, admitted in court last week that he used a school computer and the Free Application for Student Aid website to try to access Donald Trump’s financial records. By opening a FAFSA account in the name of a Trump family member and using Trump’s Social Security number, Harris and another student apparently thought the FAFSA page would populate with Trump’s tax data. The attempt failed when the pair found...
  • Why is gun violence in Philly ‘exploding’ when solutions exist?

    09/07/2019 4:44:15 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 09/07/2019 | Erin Arvedlund,
    There was a shooting in Philadelphia every six hours in 2018. Jim MacMillan contends that didn’t have to be. “We know how to stop gun violence,” MacMillan, founder of, the Initiative for Better Gun Violence Reporting, said Saturday at a conference designed to spread the word on what he and others contend are effective deterrents. Community activists; young people from the inner city; mothers of children killed by guns; and reporters from television, online, and print news outlets gathered to talk about how better to cover gun violence in the city and share commonsense solutions.
  • SEPTA Key cards bring a new twist to an old subway hustle [Philadelphia]

    09/03/2019 9:14:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 3, 2019- 5:00 AM | Jason Laughlin
    SEPTA is contending with a new kind of fare evasion, in which enterprising scammers are using Key cards to give cash-paying riders a discounted trip on the Broad Street Line and the El. Because SEPTA does not track or estimate revenue losses due to fare evasion, said Rich Burnfield, deputy general manager and treasurer, the agency can’t say whether more people are dodging fares than usual. Cashiers working on the subway lines, however, insist scofflaws are proliferating. […] The latest trend is made possible by the Key card, which offers a $2-per-ride fare, compared with $2.50 for customers paying cash...
  • MetroPCS Employee Fatally Shoots Robber in SW Philly [video shows it is clearly self defense]

    08/31/2019 6:53:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
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  • Philadelphia Wellness Check Results in Hysteria, Anti-gun owner Propaganda

    08/31/2019 5:31:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-( On 28 August, 2019, relatives of a former gun dealer called the police because they said, they were concerned the 72-Year-old man might be depressed and/or suicidal. I do not know if the man was suicidal or not, but old white men commit the largest percentages of suicides. They tend to use guns to do the deed.  The police raided the house, on the authorization of the relatives. It appears to be a nice home in a nice neighborhood. Bustleton is home to many of Philadelphia's police officers and firefighters.The wellness check turned into a full-blown media circus....
  • 'Lock them up': Upper Darby after school chaos may lead to arrests, police say

    08/30/2019 8:36:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    WPVI, ABC 6, Philly ^ | Friday, August 30, 2019 2:18AM | Bob Brooks
    At Pizza Heaven in Upper Darby, the after school rush after only one full day of school has become unbearable. The kids, they say, from Upper Darby High School forced them to close early. Corinne Gountis, of Pizza Heaven said, “It starts off with a group of 10, then 30, and then they’re jumping on tables.” They say so many kids came in on Wednesday, acting up, they requested police outside their shop Thursday. […] Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood says they have to keep the kids safe. But it’s coming at the expense of the safety of the...
  • Mr. Mayor, Do Your Job

    08/29/2019 11:57:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | August 29, 2019 | Lawrence Keene
    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney immediately called for increased gun control in the wake of an alarming incident where a convicted felon shot and wounded six police officers attempting to serve a drug-related warrant. “Our officers need help,” he told CBS News. “They need help. They need help with gun control. They need help with keeping these weapons out of these people’s hands.” He doubled down in his call for gun control when he told ABC News, “If the state and federal government don’t want to stand up to the NRA and other folks, let us police ourselves. Our officers deserve...
  • Giant 26-Pound Cat Up For Adoption At Philadelphia Animal Shelter

    08/24/2019 6:22:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 66 replies
    CBS 3 PHILLY ^ | 22 AUGUST 2019 | CBS 3 PHILLY
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A giant cat at a Philadelphia animal shelter is taking the internet by storm. Morris Animal Refuge tweeted a picture of the huge animal that’s up for adoption.
  • Kicked out of N.J., right-leaning event on ‘ending racism’ is headed to Philly

    08/23/2019 6:48:52 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 23, 2019 | Kevin Riordan
    South Jersey progressives and their allies have sought to silence what’s billed as a freewheeling public conversation about ending racism, violence, and authoritarianism, an exchange critics believe is camouflage for what will instead be a racist, fascist hatefest by people who may have alt-right white supremacist sympathies. But rather than allowing the rest of us to evaluate the participants and decide for ourselves whether to plunk down as much as $150 for a daylong series of panel discussions, the forces of virtue have detected a sinister plot that must be shut down and run out of town at all costs....