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  • Judge to determine if explicit personal videos should be recalled in Twin Peaks case (Waco)

    03/23/2018 3:29:59 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 2 replies
    Wacotrib ^ | 3/23/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    An attorney for former Twin Peaks shootout defendant Cody Ledbetter asked a judge on Friday to order the McLennan County District Attorney's Office to recall sexually explicit photos and videos of Ledbetter and his wife that the DA's office distributed to 177 Twin Peaks defendants as part of the discovery process. The DA's office dismissed the criminal case against Ledbetter, a 28-year-old diesel mechanic from Waco with no criminal record, last week, four days before a jury panel was to report to fill out questionnaires and ahead of his April 2 trial date. While Ledbetter said he was relieved to...
  • Pennsylvania school wants to arm students with rocks to protect them against active shooters

    03/23/2018 3:27:31 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 19 replies ^ | March 23, 2018 | Caleb Parke
    Schools nationwide are debating President Trump’s call to arm teachers and security guards with guns – while one Pennsylvania school is getting attention for its last line of defense. Blue Mountain School District Superintendent David Helsel made headlines recently after testifying to lawmakers at the state capitol that his students could be armed with rocks in case of an active shooter lockdown.
  • A smoking gun? Senator Weinberg denies confiscation quote

    03/23/2018 3:26:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 3 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger blog ^ | May 10, 2013 | Paul Mulshine
    I received a link to the above video from several gun-rights advocates, including Scott Bach of the New Jersey Association of Rifle and Pistolc Clubs (see press release here). It's a recording of the end of a Thursday meeting of the state Senate Budget Committee at which several gun-control bills were considered. The first voice is that of Chairman Paul Sarlo. After he wraps up the meeting, it sounds like someone says "We needed a bill to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate." As to just who that someone is, it's difficult to tell. It could be anyone who was near the head...
  • Harvard students can soon report professors for ‘offensive’ remarks made in class

    03/23/2018 2:38:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    Harvard University is expanding course evaluations to allow students to report professors who say “offensive” things in class or make them feel “uncomfortable.” The update to the Q Guide, the online course evaluation system at Harvard, was announced Thursday night by Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris, at a town hall convened to discuss the power dynamic between students and professors at the elite Ivy League institution. When an attendee at the town hall mentioned a system for reporting “offensive” remarks already in place at Harvard’s School of Public Health, Mr. Harris said administrators are working to add a...
  • The Biggest Scam In The History Of Mankind - Hidden Secrets of Money

    03/23/2018 2:02:14 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 19 replies
    Self ^ | 3 23 2018 | Dick Bachert
    WOW! How to start? Let me try this: I once heard a presentation by a man who'd spent 20 years in the visual media business. I was shocked to learn that his experience with the Generation Xers and Millennials is as follows: * Most of them DO NOT READ BOOKS but get their information from their electronic devices (smart phones, tablets, computers). * If something they “click” on doesn't grab their attention in the first 8 seconds, THEY'RE GONE! * Even if they're “hooked” in those first 8 seconds, most of them will TUNE OUT if it runs much over...
  • Michael Bennett Charged For Attacking An Elderly Paraplegic Victim

    03/23/2018 1:49:07 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/23/2018 | Jena Greene
    Newly signed Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett has been indicted by a Harris County grand jury for allegedly assaulting an elderly person. According to local Houston news outlet KHOU, Bennett was indicted on Friday for “injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic who was working at NRG Stadium to control access to the field at Super Bowl LI.” Authorities claim Bennett was a spectator at the game and was cheering on his brother Martellus, then New England Patriots tight end. After the Patriots won, Bennet reportedly tried to storm the field but the victim told him to use a different entrance. He...
  • Ex-CIA chief John Brennan’s ‘unhinged,’ partisan attacks on Trump raise eyebrows

    03/23/2018 1:42:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2018 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Former CIA director John Brennan raised eyebrows this week when he went on national television and suggested the Russians “may have something” on President Trump. Brennan, who led the CIA during the Obama administration, later conceded to The New York Times that he actually had no knowledge to back the claim. To critics, this was yet another example of increasingly hostile and partisan behavior toward Trump from the former leader of an agency that considers itself above partisanship. “For John Brennan, the most recent former CIA director, to come forward and insinuate -- on national TV -- that a sitting...
  • Australia | NSW Supreme Court Decision a Disaster for Gun Owners

    03/23/2018 1:27:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2017, when I visited Australia, Donald Eykamp had an ongoing appeal at the New South Wales Supreme Court. That case has been resolved. The decision came down on 18 December 2017. I was unable to obtain a copy of the decision until after I had returned to Australia. I carefully read the decision, then conferred with an Australian barrister. The decision was a disaster for gun owners. It gave the New South Wales Police everything they asked for. Then, it gave them things they did not ask for.For a while, the politics looked promising. The New South Wales...
  • Another Far Left Crackpot Arrested for Threatening to Murder GOP Lawmaker

    03/23/2018 1:13:22 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 23, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Wallace Grove Godwin was upset about marijuana policy. So he threatened to kill Rep. Taylor at his Virginia Beach office.
  • Pa. school district arms teachers, students with buckets of rocks in case of shooting

    03/23/2018 11:54:23 AM PDT · by detective · 135 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar -
    A Pennsylvania school district is arming classrooms with buckets of rocks as a last-ditch defense against mass shooters. David Helsel, superintendent of the Blue Mountain School District in Schuylkill County, told ABC News on Friday that every elementary, middle and high school classroom in the district is stocked with a 5-gallon bucket full of river stones for students and teachers to pelt an armed intruder. “We’ve been trying to be proactive just in case,” Mr. Helsel said. “How can you aim a gun if you’re being pelted with rocks?”
  • Does Hollywood Care More About Virtue Signaling than Stopping Crime?

    03/23/2018 11:52:46 AM PDT · by HollywoodInToto · 13 replies
    Hollywood In Toto ^ | 3/23/2018 | Christian Toto
    The weekend's March for Our Lives shows how stars put their own political posturing ahead of the cause du jour.
  • George Clooney: Parkland Student’s Anti-Gun March Makes ‘Me Proud Of My Country Again’

    03/23/2018 11:11:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 3/23/2018 | Katie Jerkovich
    George Clooney praised Parkland students leading Saturday’s anti-gun March and said they “make me proud of my country again,” according to The Guardian Friday. “Amal [Clooney] and I are 100% behind you and will be marching in DC on the 24th, but we both feel very strongly that this is your march. Your moment. Young people are taking it to the adults and that has been your most effective tool,” the 56-year-old actor wrote in a letter to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
  • GOP Rep Perry: You Couldn’t Have Read the Omnibus Before the House Voted on it

    03/23/2018 10:40:19 AM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Mar 2018 | Ian Hanchett
    On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered Overtime,” House Freedom Caucus member Scott Perry (R-PA) stated that no one could have read the omnibus bill before the House voted on it. Perry said, “[W]e get the bill, 2,232 pages last night at 8:30. … But you could have stayed up all night anyhow, into right now, and read the bill, and you still wouldn’t be done. So, it — look, it’s not good when the other side does it, and it’s not good when this side does it. We want to know what we’re voting on.”
  • Hilarious: Venezuela to eliminate 3 zeroes from currency to combat 'economic persecution'

    03/23/2018 10:30:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 3/23/2018 | Ric Moran
    Venezuela's hyperinflation is driving the government loony-tunes. That's the only explanation I can think of for why the government of Nicolás Maduro has decided to lop off three zeroes from its currency, the bolivar, to fight, he says, "economic persecution" from Columbia. Business Standard: "I have decided to reduce three zeros of the currency and take out of circulation the current bills and put into circulation new bills," Maduro said on Thursday during a broadcast on state channel VTV. The President said that this new monetary denomination, which replaces the one he established in January 2017, will help the government...
  • Justice Department charges nine hackers with ties to Iranian government

    03/23/2018 9:59:29 AM PDT · by Major Matt Mason · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/23/18 | Jeff Mordock
    The Department of Justice has alleged that nine hackers with ties to the Iranian government engaged in a massive cybertheft scheme to steal scientific data and intellectual property from hundreds of U.S. and foreign universities, private companies and government agencies.
  • Hillary fundraiser causes a stink with the DNC

    03/23/2018 9:58:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    pagesix ^ | 03/22/2018 | Emily Smith
    <p>Just as Democratic donors thought they’d finally put away wallets for Hillary Clinton, she’s coming back to NYC for a fundraiser for her nonprofit — while also creating a party stink by throwing the bash at the exact same time as an event for DNC chairman Tom Perez.</p>
  • Craigslist drops personal ads due to sex trafficking bill

    03/23/2018 9:04:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 82 replies ^ | March 23, 2018 | 9:53am | Updated | By Lia Eustachewich
    Craigslist has yanked its personal ads section in the wake of an anti-online sex trafficking bill that passed in Congress this week. The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, or FOSTA, makes websites criminally liable for content that its users post, including prostitution ads and sex-trafficking content. Craigslist — whose personals include bawdy categories such as casual encounters — said it pulled ads because it wasn’t worth running afoul of the new law. “Any tool or service can be misused,” the website said in a statement. “We can’t take such risk without jeopardizing all our other...
  • Robber shot, killed at Arnold, MO pawn shop

    03/23/2018 9:04:17 AM PDT · by MCF · 26 replies
    Fox 2 News ^ | March 22, 2018 | Katherine Hessel and Kevin S. Held
    ARNOLD, Mo. - An employee at a pawn shop in Arnold shot and killed a would-be robber Thursday afternoon..
  • The Leak That McCabe Once Investigated Sessions is an Irrelevant Deflection

    03/23/2018 8:45:10 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | 23 March 2018 | Guy Benson
    Having covered former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's effective suspension and subsequent firing, I'd like to quickly weigh in on this week's ABC News report that McCabe had once led an investigation into Sessions over apparent misstatements about his interactions with Russian officials during the campaign. Katie already noted that McCabe evidently launched that probe at the behest of Democratic lawmakers, which is an intriguing angle to the story. But in my mind, there are three major reasons why this "revelation" does not matter, setting aside the strong likelihood that this story was obviously planted in an attempt to discredit...
  • Oregon Initiative Seeks To Ban Semiautomatic Rifles, Mandate Current Owners To Turn Them Over

    03/23/2018 8:28:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies ^ | 3/22/2018 | Matt Vespa
    In Oregon, a new initiative from a religious group is taking it a step forward. They want to ban any semiautomatic rifle with a detachable magazine, and that can hold more than ten rounds. They also want current owners of these firearms, law-abiding Americans, to take them out of the state, register them, sell it to a FFL dealer, destroy it, or turn them over. That’s right, folks—full-blown gun confiscation. Right now, the anti-gun church group is collecting signatures. The hope is that they fall short (via KGW8):