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  • Industry Analysts: Whole Foods Traffic Declines Are ‘Staggering’ (Kroger picking up)

    03/28/2017 2:20:32 PM PDT · by drewh · 21 replies
    Grub Street ^ | March 28, 2017 | By Clint Rainey
    New market data has somehow managed to make Whole Foods’ beleaguered lot look even worse. On top of reports last week that rival Albertsons was sniffing around Sprouts Farmers Market, an upstart organic grocer and wellness store whose prices are about 19 percent cheaper on average than Whole Foods, there are now some new numbers suggesting the high-end grocery chain is also still hemorrhaging shoppers. Foot traffic has dipped once again, Barclays analysts note, straight-up describing the magnitude this time as “staggering.” Technically, it’s 3 percent, which can make “staggering” seem a little far-fetched — until you consider it translates...
  • California chief justice blasts immigration crackdown, says rule of law is ‘being challenged’

    03/28/2017 2:13:07 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 28, 2017 | Derek Hawkins
    Tani Cantil-Sakauye, California’s chief justice, is fast emerging as one of the Trump administration’s most vocal critics in the judiciary. Her main concern is the controversy surrounding President Trump’s immigration policies. Earlier this month, she criticized federal immigration authorities for using courthouses as “bait” to arrest undocumented immigrants. Days later, she assailed the president’s disparaging comments about federal judges who ruled against his travel ban. And on Monday, Cantil-Sakauye used her annual State of the Judiciary address to argue that the rule of law was being “challenged” amid the administration’s immigration crackdown. Without mentioning Trump by name, she told the...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Sanctuary cities won't find refuge in law

    03/28/2017 2:12:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 28, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    The Trump administration sent Attorney General Jeff Sessions to deliver a blunt message Monday to so-called "sanctuary" cities: Continue to defy federal immigration policy and you'll take a big hit in the wallet. Sessions' announcement that the White House is serious about cutting off funds from cities that protect illegal immigrants from federal deportation was met with bluster and defiance from big-city mayors. But when push comes to shove, they may find the courts ultimately side with President Trump. For now, it is worth cutting through the posturing and considering how we got here - and what the law actually...
  • De Blasio: Being A Sanctuary City Means Less Terrorism

    03/28/2017 1:55:24 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/27/17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that New Yorkers will be at risk of terror if Attorney General Jeff Sessions follows through on cutting federal law enforcement grants to sanctuary cities. Sessions appeared at the White House to say that jurisdictions that ignore immigration detainers will lose Department of Justice grants, which total $4.1 billion for the upcoming fiscal year. “President Trump’s latest threat changes nothing. We will remain a city welcoming of immigrants who have helped make our city the safest big city in the nation,” de Blasio said in response. “Any attempt to cut NYPD...
  • Ivanka Trump Going Back to School: Taking Coding Class w/Daughter, Doing ‘Her Part’ For Equality

    03/28/2017 1:49:52 PM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | Tue, March 28, 2017 2:12pm EDT | Kathleen Harper
    Talk about girl power! Speaking at a Women’s History Month event, Ivanka Trump revealed she’ll be taking a computer coding class with her 5-year-old girl Arabella this year. Why? The First Daughter admitted she’s ‘trying to do her part’ when it comes to banishing gender stereotypes — and we are ALL about it! Leading by example, Ivanka Trump, 35, wants to encourage women and girls across the country to learn about computer science. And to show just how important it is for females to get involved in the tech field, the First Daughter announced that she and her daughter Arabella...
  • McConnell confident Dems won't keep Gorsuch off Supreme Court

    03/28/2017 1:38:48 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    A showdown over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and Senate rules loomed as the number of Democrats opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch grew to two dozen on Tuesday. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, was joined by five other senators who announced their intention to vote against Gorsuch. Republicans, who hold the majority in the Senate, are intent on getting Trump's choice confirmed before Congress' two-week break in mid-April. "Judge Gorsuch's hearing reinforced my fear that he would favor corporations and special interest elites at the expense of American workers and families," Durbin, a member of...
  • Maxine Waters to Trump supporters: “You’re not nearly as patriotic as we are”

    03/28/2017 1:31:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2017 | AllahPundit
    It’s funny watching this speech a day after rumors circulated that the White House was planning to make some sort of major legislative outreach to the Congressional Black Caucus. I … don’t get the sense that Waters will be part of that effort.What’s her problem with Trump anyway? Thanks to pressure from the progressive base, Democrats in Congress are now duty bound to renounce him the way Catholics renounce Satan at a baptism, but Waters has been doing it with special relish. Last month she said of Trump and his cabinet, “This is a bunch of scumbags, that’s what...
  • Trump May Be Offering Coal Leases That `No One' Wants Right Now

    03/28/2017 1:28:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | 03/28/2017
    President Donald Trump is expected to lift a moratorium on federal coal-mining leases -- though it probably won’t do the industry much good until years after he’s left office. That’s because U.S. coal companies including Peabody Energy Corp. won’t be looking to secure new reserves of the fossil fuel on federal land for years, especially as mining slows amid the sector’s worst downturn in generations. Production in Wyoming and Montana, where much of government coal is located, fell 18 percent in 2016 from the prior year. Coal’s share of U.S. power generation has plunged in the face of competition from...
  • Trump signs order rolling back climate rules (Winning!)

    03/28/2017 1:00:09 PM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/28/17 | Daly
    President Donald Trump, accompanied by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, third from left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, while Trump held up the signed Energy Independence Executive Order on Tuesday at EPA headquarters in Washington. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will roll back many of former President Barack Obama’s efforts to curb global warming. The order is aimed at helping spur American energy jobs. The president signed the order at the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency. Trump says this is ‘‘the start of a new era’’ in energy production. The order...
  • Christian Persecution in China on the Rise: Report

    03/28/2017 12:56:30 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    A report from a Christian charity has found that Christians are being persecuted at rates not seen since the Cultural Revolution, which lasted from 1966 until 1976. The Cultural Revolution, launched by dictator Mao Zedong, attempted to eliminate the “Four Olds,” which were defined as “Old Customs,” “Old Culture,” “Old Habits,” and “Old Ideas.” The campaign, carried out by organized groups of students Mao called the Red Guards, targeted the adherents of religions, including Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and others. Countless temples, historical sites, books, and priceless historical artifacts were destroyed. Religious expression, which permeated the culture in China during...
  • Trump signs bills overturning Obama-era education regulations

    03/28/2017 11:46:12 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/27/17 | Emma Brown
    President Trump signed bills Monday overturning two Obama-era education regulations, continuing the Republican majority’s effort to undo key pieces of the previous administration’s legacy. Trump’s move scraps new requirements for programs that train new K-12 teachers and rolls back a set of rules outlining how states must carry out the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bipartisan federal law meant to hold schools accountable for student performance. In a signing ceremony at the White House Monday, the president hailed the measures for “removing an additional layer of bureaucracy to encourage freedom in our schools.” Leaders of the Republican majority claimed that...
  • The Cost of Curbing Climate Change

    03/28/2017 11:23:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | March 28, 2017 | By Joseph Aldy
    On average, every ton of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere imposes damages equal to about $40. The social cost of carbon represents the damages of one ton of carbon dioxide emitted into the air. To estimate it, economists run models that forecast varying levels of carbon dioxide emissions. They can then model and compare two forecasts – one with slightly higher emissions than the other. The difference in total climate change damages represents the social cost of carbon. Some model scenarios, based on admittedly extreme assumptions, produce negative SCC estimates – that is, they find that carbon pollution is...
  • President Ronald Reagan Radio Address to the Nation on Prayer in Schools

    03/28/2017 11:22:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=39565 ^ | February 25, 1984 | President Ronald Reagan
    My fellow Americans: From the early days of the colonies, prayer in school was practiced and revered as an important tradition. Indeed, for nearly 200 years of our nation's history, it was considered a natural expression of our religious freedom. But in 1962 the Supreme Court handed down a controversial decision prohibiting prayer in public schools. Sometimes I can't help but feel the first amendment is being turned on its head. Because ask yourselves: Can it really be true that the first amendment can permit Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen to march on public property, advocate the extermination of people...
  • Aborted Fetus are Used Today to Create Flavor Enhancers in Foods

    03/28/2017 10:37:22 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 54 replies
    For several years anti-abortion advocates have been warning that a new technology for enhancing flavors such as sweetness and saltiness uses aborted fetal cells in the process. The biotech company using this novel process, Senomyx, has signed contracts with Pepsi, Ajinomoto Co. (the maker of aspartame and meat glue), Nestlé and other food and beverage companies over the past several years. The primary goal for many of these processed food companies is to make foods and beverages tasty while reducing sugar and salt content. While Senomyx refuses to disclose the details of the process, its patent applications indicate that part...
  • Neverending success? Olive Garden sales boom [Parent buys Cheddar's]

    03/28/2017 10:36:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    fox2now.com ^ | 10:50 am, March 28, 2017 | Staff
    <p>The owner of the Olive Garden is making a cheesy acquisition. And investors love it.</p> <p>Darden Restaurants announced late Monday that it was buying Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, a casual dining chain with 165 restaurants in 28 states, for $780 million cash. The company also announced earnings and sales that topped forecasts.</p>
  • Evacuation Ongoing at Central HS (Grand Junction, CO)

    03/28/2017 9:50:37 AM PDT · by dware · 25 replies
    Listening to the police scanner here in Grand Junction. Police are evacuating Central High School at this time. Apparent bomb threat, and has been mention of kid with gun. No word on active shooter at this time.
  • Obamacare Repeal & Replace 2.0: Where Do We Go from Here?

    03/28/2017 8:46:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Devon Herrick
    The failed House Republican American Health Care Act (AHCA) was always a work in progress. The three-phased approach to reform health care called for passage of the AHCA to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) taxes and mandates; and slow the growth in Medicaid as (i.e. phase one). Phase two was the selective removal of Obamacare regulations by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Phase three was to be a forthcoming health care bill to revamp onerous insurance regulations. Passage of the AHCA (the Obamacare repeal bill) would have resulted in numerous benefits – getting rid of the individual...
  • California ACLU Official: "White People Dead in 5 years"

    03/28/2017 8:32:22 AM PDT · by crusader71 · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | Youtube
    This occurred at a city council meeting recently in Rialto, California: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCJ4AoJzu-I&app=desktop
  • Rachel Dolezal: I was ‘too black’ for my husband

    03/28/2017 8:31:03 AM PDT · by detective · 73 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 26, 2017 | Ashley May
    Rachel Dolezal paints a dark picture of her childhood in her new memoir, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World.   In the book, she says her brother molested her as a child, her family forced her to eat her own vomit and she wore clothing made of dog fur. 
  • Illegal immigrant in NYC thinks “it sucks” that he’s being deported

    03/28/2017 8:30:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    We’re seeing a theme in media coverage of deportations this month and much of it centers around whether or not ICE should be arresting illegal immigrants in or around courthouse grounds. The New York Daily News tossed out another grenade in the debate this week and they employ the increasingly common tactic of finding someone they view as being relatively benign to pose as the face of the illegal immigrant community which is currently “under attack” by Donald Trump’s administration. The subject of this story is Floyel Stapleton, an illegal alien from the Caribbean who was recently arrested while...
  • Federal Government Solicits Design Proposals for Border Wall With Mexico

    03/28/2017 8:13:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | by PHIL MCCAUSLAND
    Builders take note: The Trump administration is now soliciting design proposals and prototypes for a roughly 2,000-mile-long wall along the border with Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection published two requests for proposals late Friday, which included the specifications it expects for an American-Mexican barrier meant to deliver on President Donald Trump's promise to build a "big, beautiful wall." The agency provided 11 threshold requirements for the wall, which it says "shall be physically imposing in height." The wall needs to be 30 feet tall — although "heights of at least 18 feet may be acceptable" — and it should...
  • What Do You Know? ‘60 Minutes’ Is Shocked Educated, Young Lefties Fall for Fake News Too

    03/28/2017 8:07:40 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 27, 2017 | Curtis Houck |
    This past Sunday’s edition of 60 Minutes featured a piece by CBS’s Scott Pelley examining the idea of fake news, but it was far from perfect with a glaring omission, a shocked host and guest that liberals fall for fake news, and downright hypocrisy from the network that promulgated Dan Rather’s fake news.
  • Los Angeles mayor vows to fight Trump administration attempt to strip ‘sanctuary city’ funding

    03/28/2017 8:00:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 03/28/2017 | Elizabeth Chou
    Responding to the latest warnings by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Department of Justice funds will be withheld from sanctuary cities, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday he will fight efforts by the Trump administration to take away federal funding needed for law enforcement in Los Angeles. Garcetti said that such actions would be unconstitutional, adding that the city’s policies are “designed to keep our residents safe.” “Slashing funds for first-responders, for our port and airport, for counterterrorism, crime-fighting and community-building serves no one — not this city, not the federal government, not the American people,” he said. “We will...
  • Health Care and We, The People

    03/28/2017 7:56:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Bill Murchison
    The Obamacare debacle -- we might as well call it by its right name -- underscores an abiding truth about democratic politics; to wit, politicians rarely get anything important done. Theirs, save on rare occasions, is the wrong forum for doing important things. In politics, you work with open minds and closed minds and reprobates and time-servers, along with the occasional statesman or patriot: the whole assemblage representing a hundred different points of view -- or no point of view at all. You work to scrape together consensus. Sometimes you succeed, especially on smaller matters. Just as often you fail,...
  • ‘Bring it on!’: Lindsey Graham and constituents shout over each other in latest town hall debacle

    03/28/2017 7:23:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Inundated with boos from a raucous town hall crowd, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) snapped back, lashing out at one attendee for asking a “garbage” question and slamming many for not accepting the result of the 2016 presidential election. Toward the end of the hour-long town hall in Columbia, S.C., people were standing up. “Your last term! Your last term!” they chanted. The senator fired back, telling the crowd that he does not and will not worry about losing his job in the 2020 election. “Good! Good! Come on, bring it on! Bring it on!” Graham said. “If I win,...
  • LA, NYC and Chicago Vow fight Against Trump and Illegal Immigration

    My sense of this blatant illegal action by a sitting Mayor, Governor, Police Chief or any other public employee in a place of power and able to affect this kind of action is that they should be arrested and sent to spend a few weeks in the jails that are filled with the criminal element among the illegal population and get acquainted before their trials. There's a storm a comin'
  • This $56,199-Per-Year Campus Offers ‘Self-Identified White Students’ A Safe Space To Feel Guilty

    03/28/2017 7:09:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 28, 2017 | Eric Owens
    Loyola University Chicago offers a campus club “for self-identified White students” to admit their own racist feelings and to complain about the racism they perceive around themselves. The segregated “affinity group,” called Ramblers Analyzing Whiteness, allows all students “who self-identify as White” to talk about their “anger and confusion about institutional racism” and to confess “guilt and hope about internalized racism.” Members can also “examine what it means to be White” and “begin the journey of operating in solidarity with others and their privilege.”
  • Are facts now considered 'white supremacism'?

    03/28/2017 6:38:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/27/2017 | Mychal Massie`
    I would like you to read the following quote and tell me what it is really saying and what it is advocating. Dr. Chris Emdin of Columbia University writes: “I want white teachers to teach in the hood, believe it or not. I’m for that. But I want them to do it in a way that makes them effective and not burnt out. Black teachers with white supremacist ideologies [are] just as dangerous as white folks who don’t understand culture.” Your time is up. If you understood or guessed that Emdin is advocating for the continued dysfunctional and destructive behavior...
  • Norquist: Health care reform must come before tax reform

    03/28/2017 6:26:15 AM PDT · by Religion and Politics · 38 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 27, 2017 | Nicole Sinclair
    On Friday, President Donald Trump told reporters that he is moving on after the Republican health care bill was pulled from a floor vote in the House of Representatives. As market and political analysts work to understand what the bill’s failure means for the future of tax reform, one outspoken advocate for tax cuts expressed concern. Grover Norquist, president and founder of Americans for Tax Reform, a politically conservative organization that opposes all tax increases, said health care reform is an essential first step to achieving significant tax reform. “It has to go first in order to have a significant...
  • Report: Ozone Hole Has Shrunk by More Than Four Million Square Kilometers

    03/28/2017 6:23:38 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 28 Mar 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In the period from 2000-2015, the hole in the ozone layer shrank by more than 4 million square kilometers—nearly a billion acres—according to a new report in the journal Science. During the 1980s and into the 1990s, news of a massive hole in the ozone layer caused worldwide panic, stoked by everything from rumors of sheep being blinded by increased atmospheric radiation to the fear of a skin cancer pandemic and even comparisons to “AIDS from the sky.” Now scientists at MIT along with others have found that since 2000 the ozone hole has actually shrunk by an area half...
  • Christian student suspended after challenging Muslim prof’s claim that Jesus wasn’t crucified

    03/28/2017 6:12:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    College Fix ^ | March 27, 2017 | William Nardi
    A student says he was suspended from Rollins College for challenging his Muslim professor’s anti-Christian assertions, including her claim that Jesus’ crucifixion never took place. Twenty-year-old Marshall Polston, a sophomore at the private, Florida-based four-year college, said that the professor of his Middle Eastern Humanities class also told students that Jesus’ disciples did not believe he was God.
  • Md. teen’s father alerts detectives to mass school shooting plot

    03/28/2017 6:04:45 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 66 replies
    WTOP News ^ | March 27, 2017 5:54 pm | Megan Cloherty | @ClohertyWTOP
    A Catoctin High School student faces felony charges for what investigators called a detailed plot to carry out a mass shooting at the school. Her father tipped authorities to the alleged plot, which included a timeline, phases of the attack and a target date, as well as a gun and potential bomb-making materials. FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. — An 18-year-old woman faces felony charges for what investigators called a detailed plot to carry out a mass shooting at her high school. “There is no doubt in our minds that we averted a disaster out there,” said Frederick County Sheriff Charles Jenkins,...
  • CNN’s Cuomo: Obama EPA Regs Key to Keep US “from looking like Shanghai”

    03/28/2017 5:51:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hot stock tip: invest in companies producing anti-smog surgical masks. That is, if you buy into Chris Cuomo’s environmental alarmism. On CNN this morning, the panel discussed the Trump admin’s announcement yesterday that it plans to roll back some of the Obama-era EPA regs viewed as overly restrictive on the coal industry. Cuomo claimed that the Obama regs are “seen as key to keeping the United States from looking like Shanghai in terms of blowing all kinds of black smoke into the air.” View the video here.
  • The Ryancare Route -- Winning by Losing?

    03/28/2017 5:22:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Pat Bucanan
    Did the Freedom Caucus just pull the Republican Party back off the ledge, before it jumped to its death? A case can be made for that. Before the American Health Care Act, aka "Ryancare," was pulled off the House floor Friday, it enjoyed the support -- of 17 percent of Americans. Had it passed, it faced an Antietam in the GOP Senate, and probable defeat. Had it survived there, to be signed by President Trump, it would have meant 14 million Americans losing their health insurance in 2018. First among the losers would have been white working-class folks who delivered...
  • Personality and Policy

    03/28/2017 5:08:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    In the aftermath of the debacle over the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Trump can learn a valuable lesson that will serve him well in the next battle over tax reform and other issues. The president was elected largely on the force of his strong personality and vague promises to fix things that are a "disaster," a favorite word of his. Personality is not policy. Leaders who lead by personality can also die by personality, which is what happened in the House last week when the president's threats and arm-twisting failed to deliver enough votes. The strategy,...
  • Violent Rioters Torch Paris! – Mainstream Media Is AWOL

    03/28/2017 5:00:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    GP ^ | 03/28/17 | Carter
    A domestic disturbance call was placed to Paris police that resulted in a raid wherein a man armed with scissors was shot to death, French publication Le Figaro reports.   The unfortunate shooting of a violent suspect resulted in leftist radicals and dissidents to take to the streets of Paris’ 19th district late Monday evening. The rioters began burning vehicles – because violence is something you riot over.   Tommy Robinson, founder of the European Defence League (EDL), shared footage on Twitter:   http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/03/violent-rioters-torch-paris-mainstream-media-awol-video/
  • The False Compassion of Liberalism

    03/28/2017 4:56:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    Last week on CNN I debated a liberal commentator who complained that the problem with President Donald Trump's budget blueprint is that it lacks "compassion" for the poor, for children and for the disabled. This woman went on to ask me how I could defend a budget that would cut Meals on Wheels, after-school programs and special-education funding, because without the federal dollars, these vital services would go away. This ideology -- that the government action is a sign of compassion -- is upside-down and contrary to the Christian notion of charity. We all, as individuals, can and should act...
  • Purists Kill Whatever They Believe In

    03/28/2017 4:43:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    According to The New York Times, 10 moderates, 15 conservatives, and eight other Republicans would have voted against the Republican repeal and replace Obamacare bill. So, then, 15 or so conservatives made it impossible to pass the bill favored by nearly every other Republican and by President Donald Trump. If that is the case, what we have here is another conservative example of purism and principle damaging another major opportunity to do good. The first purist conservative example were the Never-Trumpers, who believed it was better for Hillary Clinton to be elected president and for the Left to have four...
  • Younger Rockville High rape suspect also contends sexual contact was consensual

    03/28/2017 3:24:45 AM PDT · by Dacula · 105 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3-28-2017 | Dan Mors
    Attorneys for one of the two suspects accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in a bathroom stall at Rockville High School said the girl texted their client the day before the incident and agreed to have sex with him, according to court papers filed Monday.
  • Oakland Raiders get NFL’s approval to move to Las Vegas

    PHOENIX — So the Oakland Raiders are prepared to pack up their silver-and-black bags, back up the diesel transporters and truck to Las Vegas. The billion-dollar NFL question is: when? No one knows for certain — not even owner Mark Davis. By a landslide 31-1 vote, NFL owners Monday approved the franchise’s second departure from the Bay Area, this time to the growing Las Vegas metropolitan area. The Miami Dolphins were the lone dissenting vote. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and some owners said that the league wanted to remain in the nation’s sixth-largest TV market but that no viable stadium-building...
  • 13 states join brief in support of Trump’s temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...
  • Marie Barf (maybe Harf...)

    03/27/2017 7:17:56 PM PDT · by Positive · 41 replies
    My Eyeballs | 3/27/2017 | Self
    This idiot made such a fool of herself as a spokesgirl for the prior administration's bureaucracy that she was transferred to some less visible role. Now Fox has her as a regular contributor, no thanks. Now there is no refuge from the garbage of the left.
  • Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case

    03/27/2017 7:55:08 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 55 replies
    New Yor Times ^ | March 27, 2017 | Rod Nordland
    When viewed through the window of the museum’s freezer, where he is kept now, his hands not only appear unusually small, but they also show little sign of hard use, suggesting that Ötzi was no manual laborer. Every modern murder investigation relies heavily on forensic science, but in Ötzi’s case, the techniques have been particularly high tech, involving exotic specialties like archaeobotany and paleometallurgy. From examining traces of pollen in his digestive tract, scientists were able to place the date of Ötzi’s death at sometime in late spring or early summer. In his last two days, they found, he consumed...
  • Teen who threw newborn baby out window won't serve any jail time

    03/27/2017 7:43:18 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 84 replies
    Fox 23 News ^ | March 27, 2017 | Carlin Becker
    OMAHA, Neb. - Antonia Lopez, a Nebraska teen who admitted to throwing her newborn baby out the window, won't be serving any jail time, the Omaha World-Herald reports. On Friday, Douglas County Juvenile Court Judge Christopher Kelly ordered Lopez to be placed on probation, live in a group home, take part in individual and family therapy, delete her Facebook account and perform 50 hours of community service, according to the World-Herald. In September, Lopez, 16, reportedly gave birth to a baby girl in her apartment, then threw the baby out the window. She then texted her boyfriend, “It was a...
  • Embattled Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed to retire

    03/27/2017 7:26:20 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 14, 2017 | Kimberly Veklerov
    Oakland’s embattled fire chief will retire May 5, five months after the deadly Ghost Ship warehouse inferno raised questions about management and inspection procedures in the Fire Department, city leaders said Tuesday. Teresa Deloach Reed, 59, became the first African American woman to lead the fire department of a major U.S. city when she took the post in 2012 after working as an assistant chief in San Jose.
  • Los Angeles Middle School Faces Budget Cut For Having Too Many White People

    03/27/2017 7:02:47 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/27/2017 | Amber Randall
    Los Angeles parents are outraged after their middle school announced budget cuts because there are too many white students, according to Sunday reports. Walter Reed Middle School announced there would be layoffs and larger classes because the school’s white student body is too big, reports ABC 7. The Los Angeles Unified School District gives schools money only if white students make up no more than thirty percent of the student population. Walter Reed Middle School’s white population increased heavily over the past few years, leading to the budget cut announcement. Parents remained unhappy with the announcement, citing concerns for their...
  • Trump's Approval Rating Drops to New Low of 36%

    03/27/2017 6:56:55 PM PDT · by boycott · 51 replies
    www.gallup.com ^ | March 27, 2017 | Frank Newport
    President Donald Trump's job approval rating fell to 36% for the three-day period of March 24-26, following Republican House leaders' failed effort to pass a new healthcare bill that would have replaced the Affordable Care Act. Trump's three-day reading prior to Friday's events was 41%. His previous low point was 37%, recorded March 16-18. His highest reading was 46% in the week following his Jan. 20 inauguration, and he has averaged 42% for his term to date. Trump's current 36% is two percentage points below Barack Obama's low point of 38%, recorded in 2011 and 2014. Trump has also edged...
  • Islam: How to Beat Your Wife (celebrate Muslim Women's Day with this uplifting video)

    03/27/2017 6:04:32 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 45 replies
    youtube ^ | 2017 | a whacked out muzzie imam
    ISLAM: HOW TO BEAT YOUR WIFE (this is worth three minutes of your time)
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