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  • Chick-fil-A food truck sparks walkout at Oregon high school

    11/15/2019 5:47:17 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 11/14/19 | Jessica Chasmar
    About 100 students at an Oregon high school walked out of classes last week in support of the LGBTQ community after they said a series of events made students feel unsafe, including the presence of a Chick-fil-A food truck at home football games. The West Linn High School students, organized by the school’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance, walked out of school Friday to protest what they say is rising anti-LGBTQ sentiment on campus. GSA President Susie Walters, who organized the protest, told a local NBC affiliate that LGBTQ students have increasingly been the target of harassment and bullying at the school. Two recent incidents sparked the protest, including...
  • Planned Parenthood awarded $2.3 million for secret videos (BARF ALERT)

    11/15/2019 5:42:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | JULIET WILLIAMS Associated Press
    A federal jury found Friday that an anti-abortion activist illegally secretly recorded workers at Planned Parenthood clinics and is liable for violating federal and state laws. The jury ordered him, the Center for Medical Progress and other parties to pay nearly $2.3 million in damages. The jury awarded $1 million in damages, but offenses under the federal Racketeer and Corrupt Organizations Act are considered acts of organized crime and penalties awarded for them are automatically tripled. After a six-week civil trial, the San Francisco jury found David Daleiden trespassed on private property and committed other crimes in recording the 2015...
  • David Daleiden’s Attorneys: We Will Fight the Verdict Forcing Him to Pay Planned Parenthood

    11/15/2019 5:17:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | Tom Ciesielka
    Undercover journalist David Daleiden faced a major setback today in San Francisco’s U.S. District Court after a jury handed down a multi-million dollar (over $2.2 million) verdict under the federal Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law, among others, in favor of abortion giant Planned Parenthood. The Thomas More Society has defended Daleiden against Planned Parenthood since the multibillion-dollar abortion provider sued him for exposing the corporation’s role in alleged illegal baby body parts trafficking. The lawsuit was brought by Planned Parenthood Federation of America and ten of its abortion affiliates after Daleiden’s 2015 release of a series of investigative videos...
  • Slavery in British Territory, Circa 1875 (Guess who is perpetrating it?)

    11/15/2019 4:33:51 PM PST · by robowombat · 11 replies
    Circa1865 ^ | Jan 27, 2019
    Slavery in British Territory, Circa 1875 It is astonishing to many that as their former Northern colonies began a war in 1861 upon their Southern neighbors ostensibly because of African slavery, England would not have intervened with offers of compensated emancipation due to a guilty conscience. After all, the Royal African Company (RAC) was chartered by the Stuart family and London merchants in 1660 for the express purpose of trade along the West Coast of Africa. The RAC was led by the Duke of York, for whom New York City is named. In the 1680s, 5000 slaves were carried annually...
  • How California Got Tough On Guns: Your Guide (long but informative with mild barf)

    11/15/2019 4:23:06 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 2 replies
    LAist ^ | November 14, 2019 | Ben Christopher
    THE BACKGROUND The modern American gun debate began on May 2, 1967, when 30 protesting members of the Black Panther Party marched into the California Capitol with loaded handguns, shotguns and rifles. As photos of gun-toting radicals from Oakland hit front pages across the country, many Americans were shocked to see who was embracing the Second Amendment. In California, as in most states at the time, there were few restrictions on carrying loaded weapons in public. That soon changed. The Panthers' efforts to "police the police" already had led Republican Assemblyman Don Mulford to propose legislation to ban the "open...
  • Powell Prods Congress

    11/15/2019 3:35:23 PM PST · by spintreebob · 2 replies
    American Action Forum ^ | 11-15-19 | Dougas Eakin
    Although you might not have noticed — something else seems to have been going on — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell spent Wednesday and Thursday testifying before Congress. In the end, he delivered a very simple and effective message: The Fed is successfully doing its job; maybe Congress should consider doing its job. As for the first, Powell reviewed the facts on the ground. Gross domestic product grew at an annualized rate of 1.9 percent in the 3rd quarter, disappointingly down a bit from 2018. The household sector remains strong, buoyed by a very solid labor market — 3.6 percent...
  • Meet San Francisco's new lightning rod DA: Raised by Bill Ayers, worked for Hugo Chavez

    11/15/2019 2:42:13 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/14/19 | Tyler Olson
    Newly elected San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin grabbed headlines earlier this week after saying he would not prosecute “quality-of-life” crimes including public urination -- but that’s only part of what’s on the agenda for the 39-year-old former public defender with a past that's radical even by California standards.
  • A Texas lawmaker dropped a sealed envelope at the airport. It was filled with four bags of cocaine,

    11/15/2019 1:33:11 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 51 replies
    San Francisco Chronocle ^ | November 15, 2019 | Teo Armus
    A stray envelope may end the political career of Texas state Rep Pancho Navarez
  • Jury Renders Verdict Against Pro-Life Activists in Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Case

    11/15/2019 1:27:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | Operation Rescue
    PRESS RELEASE San Francisco, CA – Moments ago, a jury of ten issued adverse verdicts in a Federal civil suit brought by Planned Parenthood against five pro-life activists who exposed its participation in the illegal trafficking of aborted baby remains. Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, was found liable for $870,000 in damages for his service as a founding board member of the Center for Medical Progress. Civil counts against him included conspiracy, fraud, and violations of the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Newman maintains that his participation in the undercover journalistic project was completely legal and that he...
  • BSA Troop 4640 made entirely of girls

    11/15/2019 1:11:51 PM PST · by lowbridge · 67 replies
    abc ^ | November 5, 2019
    A group of girls in Pearland, Texas, are blazing new trails as the members of Scouts BSA Troop 4640. Troop 4640 performs the same tasks as any group of scouts. They camp, earn merit badges and even participate in axe throwing. But this troop is unique because it consists of only girls. "I wanted to join Scouts BSA because my brother has been in scouting for a very long time and I've always loved the things he's done," said Brenna Tate, a 13-year-old member of Troop 4640. "I've always just wanted to go camping and, in general, learn about the...
  • Black N.J. leaders want to explore reparations over slavery in the state

    11/15/2019 1:11:44 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 15, 2019 | Brent Johnson and Tennyson Donnie Coleman
    A group of black state lawmakers are calling for New Jersey to examine its historic role in slavery and possibly pay reparations to its black residents. Leaders of the state’s Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday introduced a bill that would establish the New Jersey Reparations Task Force. If approved, the panel would research the history of slavery in the Garden State, any racial discrimination and disparity that stemmed from it, and how the state could help make up for it.
  • Jury Forces David Daleiden to Pay Planned Parenthood $870,000 for Exposing Its Aborted Baby Part...

    11/15/2019 1:06:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 41 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Jury Forces David Daleiden to Pay Planned Parenthood $870,000 for Exposing Its Aborted Baby Part Sales A California jury has decided that pro-life advocate David Daleiden has caused substantial harm to the Planned Parenthood abortion business as a result of his organization’s undercover reporting and exposing of its potentially illegal sales of aborted baby parts nationwide. Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit accusing them of more than a dozen crimes, including trespassing, breach of confidentiality, wiretapping and conspiracy. The trial is separate from a criminal case against Daleiden and Merritt launched by former California Attorney General Kamala Harris. The...
  • BREAKING: Jury rules against Daleiden, pro-lifers who exposed Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby...

    11/15/2019 12:55:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 56 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | Lianne Laurence
    FULL TITLE: BREAKING: Jury rules against Daleiden, pro-lifers who exposed Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby body parts SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress undercover investigators have been found guilty of multiple crimes and must pay millions in damages to Planned Parenthood for the work they did in exposing organ harvesting on aborted babies. The jury of nine men and one woman released its verdict Friday afternoon after deliberating less than two days, even though the landmark civil trial took six weeks. The exact amount the Center for Medical Progress (CMP)...
  • Jury Begins Deliberations in Planned Parenthood Video Journalists Trial

    11/15/2019 12:51:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    BREITBART ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Attorneys for the pro-life undercover journalists who exposed the illegal sales of aborted baby body parts allegedly conducted by Planned Parenthood made their closing arguments Wednesday to the jury in the civil case brought against them by the abortion chain. The trial has been proceeding in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco, with Judge William Orrick III presiding. As a result of the video series produced by Center for Medical Progress (CMP), Planned Parenthood brought a lawsuit against pro-life activists David Daleiden, Sandra Merritt and their colleagues, accusing them of violating the Federal Racketeer...
  • Pope Francis Weighs Adding ‘Ecological Sin’ to Church Teachings

    11/15/2019 11:26:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 96 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 15, 2019 | Francis X. Rocca
    Pope Francis, who has made the environment a signature cause of his pontificate, said he was strongly considering adding the category of “ecological sin” to the Catholic Church’s official compendium of teachings. Pope Francis has stressed the importance of environmental protection since his election in 2013. He dedicated an entire encyclical, “Laudato Si,’” published in 2015, to the topic. In that document, he called global warming a major threat to life on the planet and called for a reduction in the use of fossil fuels. He also blamed the global market economy for plundering the earth at the expense of...
  • Missouri Defunds Planned Parenthood Abortion Business for a Second Year

    11/15/2019 11:20:16 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Missouri taxpayers are no longer being forced to subsidize the largest abortion chain in the country. The Kansas City Star reports state lawmakers have defunded the Planned Parenthood abortion chain of more than $1 million over the past two years. Planned Parenthood is slated to challenge the state’s latest defunding measure in front of an administrative hearing commission in December, but for now, it remains in effect, according to the report. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the United States, and its leaders have said abortion is its “core mission.” While Medicaid funds do not directly pay for...
  • An American Dream Or Human Nightmare?

    11/15/2019 11:10:48 AM PST · by Ohioan · 15 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | November 15, 2019 | William Flax
    SynopsisA gathering storm: Incompatible views of the American experience. Inevitable clash, between advocates of dependence on bureaucracy to limit individual achievement & defenders of a social order premised on it; a culture premised on personal responsibility in all human interaction.
  • Allie Stuckey Breaks Down Abortion, Says It Is ‘Tearing A Child Apart Limb By Limb’

    11/15/2019 11:02:04 AM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Conservative commentator and “Relatable” podcast host Allie Beth Stuckey said Thursday that abortion is “tearing a child apart limb by limb.” Stuckey spoke on Capitol Hill for hearings on women’s reproductive health. “All I’m trying to do is to remind us when we are having this conversation that there are two people,” Stuckey said. “There are two people.” WATCH: **video on link**
  • Homelessness Tops Poll of L.A.’s Biggest Problems

    11/15/2019 10:48:53 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 38 replies
    KTLA ^ | Nov 15, 2019
    As people living in tents, RVs and makeshift shelters become a fact of life in neighborhoods far and wide, homelessness is now an all-consuming issue in Los Angeles County, with 95% of voters calling it a serious or very serious problem, according to a new poll conducted for the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Business Council Institute. The near-unanimous opinion that homelessness ranks as a top concern marks a sharp change from earlier surveys of Los Angeles voters over the past dozen years, said Fred Yang of Hart Research, the Washington, D.C., polling firm that conducted the survey....
  • Planned Parenthood Abortionist Tells Congress Killing Babies in Abortions is “Moral”

    11/15/2019 10:41:07 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Colleen McNicholas, an abortionist who ends the lives of babies at the Reproductive Health Services Planned Parenthood abortion center in St. Louis, told members of Congress during a hearing on abortion yesterday that killing babies in abortion is “moral.” “Abortion is moral,” McNicholas claimed. “It is important. It is healthcare. And I support people being the experts in their own lives and making decisions for themselves.” Her comments drew a stern and immediate rebuke from Allie Beth Stuckey, a conservative writer and speaker who was also on the Congressional panel as a witness. “In what other situation, besides when a...