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  • ATF study reveals where criminals in Baltimore are getting their guns

    08/20/2018 11:11:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 8/20/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Thousands of guns recovered in Maryland last year traced back to 49 states, but the largest portion of firearms was bought locally… ATF agents were able to determine where nearly 5,900 of the firearms were sold, according to a new analysis by the ATF, which publishes the findings of its gun traces each year. Some 47 percent were bought in Maryland, the ATF found. Virginia ranked second and supplied about 15 percent of the guns. Pennsylvania came third with nearly 7 percent. Some firearms were bought as far away as Texas (101 guns) and California (46 guns).
  • Progressive veterans frame climate change as a national security issue (and here we go...)

    08/19/2018 5:58:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/19/18 | Lee Harris
    Self-described "ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding, Texas Democrat" MJ Hegar, a candidate for Texas’ deep-red 31st district, has a novel approach to environmental politics: she doesn’t care if her supporters believe in man-made climate change, but says it's hard to deny the corrupting effects of petroleum dependence on American foreign policy. "Our dependence on foreign oil is just so damaging to our country on so many levels," Hegar told ABC News in a June interview. "I respect other people’s freedom to be discerning and to make their own decisions. But they can’t deny that the U.S. military pays the price for our dependence...
  • Texas school removes 'sexist' sign from hallway that told girls to 'act like a lady' after uproar

    08/19/2018 1:36:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | August 19, 2018 | Mary Kekatos For Dailymail.com
    A 'sexist' sign at a Houston school has been removed after it caused an uproar on social media. The quote, which sat above a row of lockers at Gregory-Lincoln elementary school in Houston Independent School District, read: 'The more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman.' Many expressed their horror, saying they believed the quote was victim-blaming and perpetuating the women are responsible for men's actions. The quote began drawing controversy on Friday when Houston resident Lisa Beckman tweeted a picture of it. 'This is the wall at Gregory-Lincoln Middle School in Houston ISD,' she...
  • Man Killed By Austin Police Was Up-And-Coming Louisiana Rapper

    08/19/2018 3:30:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Patch ^ | August 17, 2018 | Tony Cantu
    AUSTIN, TX — A man shot dead by police early Friday on 6th Street has been identified by family members as a rapper from Baton Rouge, La. Aquantis Givens, 21, was shot behind the Terminal 6 bar on 6th Street after police responded at 1 a.m. to a report of shots fired. As police arrived, they took positions near the alley behind the bar when a man is said to have run towards them with a gun, police said. After repeatedly commanding Givens to drop the gun, eight officers opened fire, according to the official account. Givens was transported to...
  • CBS News pollster reveals why ‘blue wave’ is unlikely

    08/18/2018 6:20:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 18, 2018 | By Mary Kay Linge
    ... “In 2016, a lot of us assumed we knew what would happen in Michigan and Wisconsin,” Salvanto told The Post. “It was a great lesson for us pollsters: Even if you think you know what will happen, poll it if you can.” Blame it on the Blue Wall. Since 1992, in six consecutive presidential elections, a solid block of 18 states had voted for the Democrat every single time. They would have given Clinton 239 electoral votes — 89 percent of the way to victory — if she had held on to them all.Few bothered to ask those states’...
  • To reduce urban violence, let's consider the real causes — not guns, police or 'low' taxes

    08/18/2018 9:25:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08 18 2018 | CHRIS TALGO,
    To solve a problem, one must first diagnose its cause. This rings true in all walks of life. Yet this fundamental principle seems to be ignored when the problems of inner-city crime and poverty are considered. For decades, urban areas have been rife with pain and suffering due to violence. Chicago, Illinois is a prime example of this modern American tragedy. The city’s murder rate is among the highest in the nation. Shootings, drug-dealing, car-jacking, gang activity, and other categories of crime are at epidemic levels. Almost the entire conversation about criminal activity and violence in the city, as well...
  • Alleged Santa Cruz MS-13 members charged with racketeering, murder

    08/17/2018 6:21:06 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    KION ^ | August 17, 2018
    A dozen alleged members of an MS-13 gang in Santa Cruz have been accused in a revised indictment by a federal grand jury in San Jose of charges including murder, drug trafficking and racketeering.
  • Judge denies motion to quash Twin Peaks indictment (Waco)

    08/17/2018 5:31:30 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 8/17/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A McLennan County judge on Friday denied a motion from Twin Peaks defendant Marcus Pilkington to quash the May rioting indictment against him on procedural grounds. Judge Matt Johnson of Waco's 54th State District Court, who conducted a hearing July 27, issued his ruling in a brief order Friday, saying only that the motion is denied. Pilkington, 40, a Bandido from Mexia, was among 155 bikers initially indicted on engaging in organized criminal activity charges in the May 2015 shootout that left nine bikers dead and 20 injured. Prosecutors sought re-indictments May 9 against 24 bikers on new charges, including...
  • Ultravision set to invest $4mn in new manufacturing facility in Dallas (Texas)

    08/17/2018 8:24:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Global Manufacturing ^ | August 17, 2018 | Sean Galea-Pace
    The leading innovator of LED displays and lighting, Ultravision International, is set to invest $4mn to unveil its new manufacturing lines in Dallas. The firm, who also manufacturers and distributes its lighting displays, has shown its commitment to its American workforce in a move that is expected to triple the company’s capacity of employees and increase its production output. Ultravision currently has 39 patents for LED lighting and LED modular display panel technologies. William Hall, CEO and co-founder of Ultravision International, said: “Ultravision fundamentally changed the LED industry by inventing light-weight, modular display panels that eliminate the need for cabinet...
  • The Agenda That Dare Not Speak Its Name

    08/17/2018 4:49:18 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 14 replies
    WFB ^ | 17 Aug 2018 | Matthew Continettii
    The Democrats have decided that agendas are overrated. Back in May, the party unveiled its "Better Deal" program, calling for expanded broadband access, an increase in the minimum wage, and paid family and sick leave. Voters didn't bite. So last month the Democrats came up with "For the People," which simplifies the platform to infrastructure spending, lowering health care costs, and draining the swamp. Again, crickets. What to do? Party leadership has declared that it's every cis-het man for himself. "We trust our candidates to know their districts and the challenges facing their communities better than anyone," House campaign chair...
  • Hundreds of Thousands are Illegally Registered to Vote in Texas

    08/17/2018 12:34:09 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 79 replies
    Empower Texans ^ | August 16, 2018 | Ross Kecseg
    Conservative leaders are calling on the Texas governor to prevent non-citizens and other ineligible persons from voting illegally. According to a statement issued at today’s press conference, more than 280,000 non-citizens in Texas are registered to vote, with another four million registered voters in question. Direct Action Texas (DAT), a watchdog organization known for exposing mail ballot fraud in numerous counties across Texas, released a statement today regarding its concerns. Aaron Harris, the group’s Executive Director, told Texas Scorecard: “We are calling on Gov. Abbott to direct the Secretary of State to verify citizenship of all voter registrations. I see...
  • Special Report: Children poisoned by lead on U.S. Army bases as hazards ignored

    08/17/2018 2:00:30 AM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 Aug 2018 | Joshua Schneyer and Andrea Januta
    [snip]The Army requires http://www.campbell.army.mil/Installation/Environmental_Handbook/Documents/LBPManagementtPlan_DEC2014.pdf abatement when certified testing identifies deteriorating lead paint in base homes. Yet it also "discourages" this type of lead-paint inspection https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/workplacehealth/ih/Pages/Lead.aspx, in part because lead abatement can be costly. These homes put military kids at risk. Reuters obtained medical data from the Army showing that at least 31 small children tested high for lead at a Fort Benning hospital over a recent six-year period. All tested above the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's threshold for elevated lead levels – 5 micrograms per deciliter of blood. Any child who tests high warrants a public health...
  • Woman indicted on three charges of aggravated assault after pit bull attack, gun threats

    08/16/2018 9:55:40 PM PDT · by Norski · 10 replies
    Killeen Daily Herald ^ | august 15, 2018 | Emily Hilley-Sierzchula
    A Bell County grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Killeen woman on three felony charges after police said she threatened three people with a gun and let her pit bulls attack a man. Lashai Jean-Baptist, 22, of Killeen, was indicted on three charges of aggravated assault threaten bodily injury with a deadly weapon. Jean-Baptist was not listed in the Bell County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon, according to jail records. Bell County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a home in the 1300 block of Briggs Road in Killeen on May 26 regarding a domestic disturbance with weapons, according to the...
  • Texas School District Considers National Anthem Knee Protest Guide

    08/16/2018 1:32:34 PM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 08/16/2018 | MERRILL HOPE
    The Fort Worth Independent School District signaled this week that national anthem protest guidelines for student athletes who want to “take a knee” may be on the way this high school football season. On Tuesday, Todd Vesely, the school district’s new athletic director, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he discussed national anthem protests with Fort Worth ISD coaches. He said they were formulating a “game plan.” Vesely shared no specific details. He said Fort Worth ISD’s potential guidelines would be “proactive and positive” to do “everything we can for our young people to express themselves in a non-disruptive way.”
  • ‘Social Justice’ is Overrunning the University of Texas

    08/15/2018 6:23:10 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | August 15, 2018 | Mark Pulliam
    The latest racket in higher education, evident at my alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, is the disturbing proliferation of “social justice” as a degree program, a course topic, an academic emphasis, and even as a prerequisite in campus job descriptions. “Social justice” is a seemingly innocuous term with no established definition. Many members of the general public construe it as a harmless synonym for “fairness.” But to progressives—who dominate the academy these days—“social justice” is a colloquial expression with a specific meaning: economic equity (the redistribution of wealth), “sustainability” (a pre-industrial environmental ethos), and the elimination of...
  • Of Guilt and the Late Confederacy

    08/14/2018 5:54:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 274 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2018 | Bill Murchison
    Anti-Confederate liberals (of various races) can't get over the fact that pro-common-sense liberals, moderates and conservatives (of various races) can't go over the fact that rhetorical agitation over race has led us down a blind alley. The supposed "nationalist" rally in Washington, D.C., last weekend was more an embarrassment to its promoters than it was anything else significant. No one showed up but cops, journalists and anti-nationalist protesters. Ho-hum. We're back approximately where we were before the Charlottesville, Virginia, disaster the Washington march was meant to commemorate -- a foul-tempered shouting match that ended in death for a bystander hit...
  • SEIU Rallies Supporters Against Kavanaugh Nomination

    08/13/2018 10:11:57 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 12, 2018 | Bill McMorris
    One of the nation's most powerful labor unions is rallying supporters to oppose Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. On Friday, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) began circulating a petition online for its allies to send to their home state lawmakers. The union letter calls Kavanaugh a "narrow-minded extremist" and accuses the D.C. Circuit Court judge of undermining workers' rights and opposing abortion. "Kavanaugh is a narrow-minded extremist who will chip away at our rights in the workplace, the doctor's office and the ballot box," the letter says. "If Kavanaugh is confirmed he...
  • The Day Andrew Cuomo Got Religion

    08/12/2018 11:34:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 12, 2018 | T.R. Clancy
    Who could have predicted back in 1928 that Al Smith's successor as governor of New York would be explaining his advancement of legislation by his "solidarity" with the pope?  Back then, poor Governor Smith was defeated in his run for president in part by anti-Catholic fears that he represented a "Romish Peril," not least by way of a transatlantic tunnel between Washington and the Vatican.  A vote for Al Smith would put America under the dictatorship of the pope. So when Governor Andrew Cuomo, literally on the same day Pope Francis declared that the death penalty is "inadmissible" in all cases, introduced...
  • Cuomo to Catholics: You’re Not Welcome in NY

    01/19/2014 6:34:38 PM PST · by NYer · 58 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | January 19, 2014 | George J. Marlin
    Editor’s Note: On Sundays we usually try to focus on spiritual matters, but this column deals with such a direct and serious threat that we thought it urgent to bring it to you today. – Robert Royal    I was born in New York State and have lived here for more than 61 years. During that time I have paid plenty in state and local taxes and have served the public in a number of capacities including two terms as Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.I am also a Catholic and a member of...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: Cut All Spending on Defense!

    08/12/2018 10:45:36 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 74 replies
    http://imgur.com ^ | August 12, 2018 | Bon Mots
    Ocasio-Cortez is a gift to the Republican party. The jokes just write themselves!