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This Poconos Property Manager Helped My Family Keep Our Vacation Home—Until Pennsylvania Shut Her Down
Post Date: 2017-07-20 06:52:50 by Deckard
Arrowhead Lake is an idyllic little community in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. For my family, it's the perfect vacation spot. We swim and canoe at the lake, hike and pick berries, roast marshmallows, and dance at the summer bonfires held at the community's main pavilion. It feels like a much-needed break from the fast pace of modern life, and we always come home feeling renewed and refreshed. We love it so much that after a few years vacationing there as renters, we decided to buy a home in the community. In order to swing this financially, we have to rent the place out when we are not there, like many vacation homeowners do. Initially, we were having trouble making that ...
Jeff Sessions Marijuana Obsession vs Trump’s Pledge
Post Date: 2017-07-20 06:47:04 by Deckard
The New York Times of Sunday July 16 brought chilling new evidence that Trump attorney general Jeff Sessions, in direct contradiction of the position stated by Donald J Trump when he was a candidate, plans a federal crackdown on marijuana in the 29 states that have legalized some form of its use. At a campaign rally in Sparks, Nevada on Oct. 29, 2015, Trump said: The marijuana thing is such a big thing. I think medical should happen right? Dont we agree? I think so. And then I really believe we should leave it up to the states. It should be a state situation
but I believe that the legalization of marijuana other than for medical because I think ...
Girl at lemonade stand threatened by a man who said he'd call police for lack of a business license (misterwhite or Gatlin?)
Post Date: 2017-07-19 17:20:01 by Deckard
What has the world come to if kids cant find ways to earn money like they have traditionally for centuries? Whether its a lemonade stand or mowing lawns, we all have engaged in such practices. However, most recently, a 13-year old girl running a lemonade stand was told by a disgruntled citizen that she couldnt sell lemonade because she didnt have a business license. Moreover, the angry man told her that he was going to call the police and pretended to jump on the phone. The 13-year-old said that it scared her that the man threatened to call the police and said that she thinks that the man was just trying to intimidate her.Whoever the man is who ...
Jilted Dentist Calls CPS on Mom
Post Date: 2017-07-19 14:27:45 by Deckard
Watch out for the narc with the Waterpik.Melissa Lopez, a resident of Ontario, Canada, took her 10-year-old daughter to the dentist and was informed that the child had a mouthful of cavities. Lopez was told to bring her daughter back in soon to have fillings done. But Lopez wanted a second opinion so she switched dentists. The second dentist found fewer cavities. In the meantime, the first dentist reported Lopez to child protective services for possible "oral neglect." When the authorities investigated, they discovered that Lopez was not an abusive mom but rather a skeptical consumer of dentistry. So the authorities quickly dropped the investigation and closed the case. ...
His parents said he just needed to sleep. A SWAT team came instead
Post Date: 2017-07-19 14:08:47 by Deckard
For the second time in two days, I report that cops slaughtered an innocent person while traumatizing an entire family. This time, its a young man depressed over breaking up with his girlfriend. He retreated to his bedroom, explaining to his parents that he wanted to be alone. But his girlfriend had already called the cops because she was [c]oncerned about his state of mind. Mistake #1. Mistake #2: [His mother] felt certain the police would help her son. The great-granddaughter of a small-town police chief in New York, she said she has always felt safe around police. Meanwhile, his poor dad not only talked to the cops when they called, per the ...
Called IT! (Minneapolis Cop "feared for his life") Officer heard ‘loud sound’ before partner shot Minneapolis woman
Post Date: 2017-07-19 12:30:58 by Deckard
The partner of the Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot Justine Damond Saturday night told investigators that he heard a loud noise near their squad vehicle before the shooting, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Officer Matthew Harrity, who was driving the squad vehicle at the time of the shooting, told BCA interviewers on Tuesday that he and his partner, officer Mohamed Noor, responded about 11:30 p.m. to a 911 report of an assault in the alley between Washburn and Xerxes avenues in south Minneapolis. As they were driving down the alley in search of a suspect with their squad lights off, Harrity was startled ...
The Newest Cringeworthy Trend On Social Media: MAGA Swimwear
Post Date: 2017-07-19 08:48:59 by Deckard
The newest trend on Instagram involves one-piece swimsuits. The suits are emblazoned with Make American Great Again, the slogan now president Donald Trump used during his campaign, and the number of photos women are posting is actually astounding. All you have to do is follow the hashtags to bold nationalistic and sex-driven patriotism. Its as cringeworthy as imagined to those unable to toss their support behind Donald Trump. The social media Instagram account @BabeforTrump collects images of female Trump supporters wearing a $39.95 metallic-blue suit displaying the design of the presidents campaign poster, sold by AAF Nation. Interestingly though, the trend is ...
Trump says time to ‘let ObamaCare fail’ after health bill stalls
Post Date: 2017-07-19 08:01:13 by IbJensen
President Trump said Tuesday hes prepared to let ObamaCare fail after the collapse of Senate Republicans latest health care bill, indicating hes willing to move on to tax reform and other issues and deal with an Affordable Care Act fix down the road. I think were probably in that position where well just let ObamaCare fail, Trump told reporters at the White House. Were not going to own it. Im not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. Well let ObamaCare fail, and then the Democrats are going to come to us. He spoke after two more Republican senators came out late ...
‘Police Specialty Courts’ will let officers avoid prosecution
Post Date: 2017-07-18 10:14:49 by Deckard
According to an article in the Texas Tribune, beginning September 1st., 2017, first responders can avoid prosecution by having first responder specialty courts hear their cases. (public safety employee means a peace officer, firefighter, detention officer, county jailer, or emergency medical services employee
)Texas police officers and other first responders who have job-related mental health issues can soon be diverted into pretrial treatment programs if they commit a crime.. The obvious question everyone should be asking is, how many mentally ill police officers are there? Texas House Bill 3391 relates to the ...
Jeff Sessions Wants Police To Steal More From Civilians
Post Date: 2017-07-18 10:08:17 by Deckard
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is one of the worst things to happen to the United States since voters were forced to choose between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Hes continuing to ramp up the failed war on drugs by insisting the police steal even more cash from the citizens they are supposed to protect and serve. There would be no orders if there were no order followers. But since we live in an increasingly oppressive police state, look for civil asset forfeiture (legalized theft by cops) to take a front-seat in Sessions beloved war on drugs. The Attorney General is demanding police start stealing more than they already do from ...
Caught on camera: Trooper driving the wrong way
Post Date: 2017-07-18 08:02:28 by Deckard
NEWTON, N.C. -- The North Carolina Highway Patrol is reviewing a viral cell phone video that appears to show a trooper driving toward oncoming traffic along Highway 321 on Sunday afternoon.The man who shot the video claimed in a Facebook post the trooper was speeding the wrong way to stop a group of BMWs racing each other."He'd be much better off over here, even if he had to go down a mile to turn around and come back," a man in the car can be heard saying. "He's going to (expletive) kill himself or somebody else."Highway Patrol confirmed it had seized five BMWs Sunday after troopers said they were racing each other. Photo by Trey Maggio/NBC Charlotte. ...
Formerly homeless man booted off his own, newly purchased mountain property
Post Date: 2017-07-17 11:40:27 by Deckard
CONIFER, COLO. Clem Smith says he was homeless for six years, but he doesnt consider himself homeless anymore, because he lives in a motor home with its own address. The RV is parked on property, in Conifer, that he purchased in March with an inheritance from his mothers estate. Of the $214,000 inheritance, he spent $125,000 for the property and put the rest into improvements for a power connection, water well, septic drawings, septic engineering and road engineering. He also bought an old front end loader, a dump truck, used car, shipping container and a chicken coop with four hens. All are parked on his property. He said hes planning to build a house and ...
McConnell: Senate to 'defer' on Obamacare repeal vote (due to McCain blood clot removal surgery)
Post Date: 2017-07-16 15:25:54 by hondo68
The announcement follows Sen. John McCain's announcement that a recovery from surgery will keep him away from Washington next week. Sen. Mitch McConnell gave no new timetable for the vote when he announced the delay late Saturday. | Getty Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare scheduled for early next week after Sen. John McCain announced hed be out due to surgery, costing Republicans sufficient votes to move forward. McConnell gave no new timetable for the vote when he announced the delay late Saturday, saying only that the Senate will defer consideration of the bill while working on other matters. GOP Sens. Rand Paul ...
Republicans use state payoffs to win votes for repeal bill
Post Date: 2017-07-16 08:22:03 by IbJensen
(The most blatant attempted buyoff is aimed at Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, who has been decidedly unenthusiastic about potential coverage losses in the state.) Republicans hammered Democrats seven and a-half years ago for larding Obamacare with state-specific payoffs and sweeteners to secure the last few votes for passage. Who can forget the Cornhusker Kickback, which funneled $45 million to Nebraska to nail the support of former Sen. Ben Nelson? But the revised Senate Obamacare repeal bill shows Republicans engaged in the same pattern of horse trading as they try to win 50 ayes to advance an unpopular bill. Leaders are likely to cook up even more deals to entice ...
They Live: Choose Before You Die
Post Date: 2017-07-15 12:02:24 by Orwellian Nightmare
By Doug Uncola Lynn via TheBurningPlatform.com Sometimes, during the summers, I like to stay up late. When not reading or writing, I will usually resort to watching a series on television. I enjoy series because the character development and storylines are far more in-depth than what is viewed in a mere two-hour movie; although I do watch them as well. On HBO, I have experienced The Sopranos, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, Deadwood, True Blood, and a few others. On AMC, it was Breaking Bad and I still watch The Walking Dead. What I like about Netflix, however, is the ability to access a virtual cornucopia of diverse programming on any device; at home, on ...
Report: Judge tosses conviction of activist who laughed at Jeff Sessions
Post Date: 2017-07-15 08:58:31 by cranky
A judge has thrown out a conviction and ordered a retrial for an activist after she laughed during the confirmation hearing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to the Reuters news agency.Desiree Fairooz, a 61-year-old Code Pink member, was arrested in January after she laughed at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing when a lawmaker said Sessions treated all Americans equally. In May, a jury found her guilty of two charges related to demonstrating on Capitol grounds.Chief Judge Robert Morin of the District of Columbia Superior Court overturned the verdict on Friday and ordered a new trial, saying that it was unclear if Fairooz was convicted for laughing or for speaking as she was ...
Monthly Federal Spending Tops $400B for First Time
Post Date: 2017-07-14 23:20:35 by Deckard
(Screen Capture)(CNSNews.com) - Real monthly federal spending topped $400 billion for the first time in June, when the Treasury spent a record $428,894,000,000, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.Prior to June, the record for federal spending in a single month was held by March 2017, when the Treasury spent approximately $392,816,000,000.In August 2012, the Treasury spent $392,408,410,000 in constant 2017 dollarsAs the Treasury was spending a record $428,894,000,000 in June it was taking in approximately $338,660,000,000 in taxesthus, running a deficit for the month of $90,233,000,000.So far in fiscal 2017 (which began on Oct. 1, 2016 and will ...
Columbia settles with student accused of raping ‘mattress girl’
Post Date: 2017-07-14 18:53:28 by cranky
Columbia University has reached a settlement with a former male student who had been accused of raping mattress girl Emma Sulkowicz, according to a report. A lawyer representing Paul Nungesser issued a statement announcing a settlement in the Title IX lawsuit from 2015 in which the Columbia grad alleged gender discrimination by the university. Together with Paul and his parents, we have fought for three long years, said lawyer Andrew Miltenberg, “it="It" a="a" accusation="accusation" after="after" against="against" also="also" and="and" case="case" chance="chance" endure="endure" ensures="ensures" ever="ever" exonerated.” In the case that attracted national ...
Elizabeth Warren on Kid Rock: 'We All Thought Trump Was Joking Too'
Post Date: 2017-07-14 14:34:44 by A K A Stone
Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren commented on a potential Kid Rock senatorial run in 2018, warning that while the rocker's political aspirations might just be a means to promote new music, it would unwise to dismiss Rock entirely. "I know a lot of people are thinking: this is some sort of joke, right?" Warren wrote in an email to supporters with the subject line "Senator Kid Rock (R-MI)." "Well, maybe this is all a joke but we all thought Donald Trump was joking when he rode down the escalator at Trump Tower and announced his campaign, too. And sure, maybe this is just a marketing gimmick for a new album or tour but we all thought Donald ...
Nevada sold out of legal marijuana so quickly, the government used a 'statement of emergency' to bring in more weed
Post Date: 2017-07-14 11:29:24 by Deckard
On July 1, Nevada locals and tourists visiting from out of state waited hours in line in triple-digit temperatures to become the first in the state to purchase legal recreational marijuana. Less than two weeks later, the 47 retailers licensed to sell the drug are running out of supply. The Nevada Tax Commission, a subsidiary of the state Department of Taxation, has passed a new regulation to address the shortage in a unanimous vote. The commission found that the current pool of stores licensed to distribute marijuana is insufficient to support the market. It will reopen applications and allow dispensaries previously operating in the medical marijuana program to vie for a spot in the ...
Tim Tebow smacks walk-off home run for Mets minor league squad
Post Date: 2017-07-14 10:52:54 by Deckard
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL -- It's not quite the same thing as throwing an 80-yard touchdown pass in overtime to win an NFL playoff game, but Tim Tebow's heroics were on display Thursday night. Tebow, who plays for the St. Lucie Mets -- the Single-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's New York Mets -- stepped to plate last night as the Mets were tied 4-4 with the Daytona Tortugas and delivered the first walk-off home run of his career. Last month, Tebow was called up to the St. Luci Mets after having played withing the organization for the last year. Critics have called the promotion -- and Tebow's attempt to play professional baseball -- a publicity stunt. However, in 16 games, ...
War On Drugs Czar Jeff Sessions Can’t Get Out Of The 80s
Post Date: 2017-07-14 09:18:51 by Deckard
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who should be more accurately known as the War on Drugs Czar, is firmly stuck in the 80s. His approval of the old, outdated, and ineffective DARE program proves that hes out of touch with current realities. Sessions has embarrassed himself when it comes to drugs; especially cannabis since becoming the Attorney General of the United States. Hes such an embarrassment, that some even suggest he smoke some marijuana and relax a little. But the longer hes in office, the more humiliating it is to watch him flop around like goldfish in the sand. Hes now gone out of his way to praise the old DARE program from the 80 ...
Why the Post Office Gives Amazon Special Delivery
Post Date: 2017-07-14 08:57:02 by IbJensen
A Citigroup analysis finds each box gets a $1.46 subsidy. Its like a gift card from Uncle Sam. In my neighborhood, I frequently walk past shop local signs in the windows of struggling stores. Yet I dont feel guilty ordering most of my familys household goods on Amazon. In a world of fair competition, there will be winners and losers. But when a mail truck pulls up filled to the top with Amazon boxes for my neighbors and me, I do feel some guilt. Like many close observers of the shipping business, I know a secret about the federal governments relationship with Amazon: The U.S. Postal Service delivers the companys boxes well below its own costs. ...
Kid Rock IT ALL STARTS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT. It's not a hoax, !"
Post Date: 2017-07-13 20:37:21 by A K A Stone
Once again the press is wrong. Jul 13, 2017 Once again the press is wrong. First of all, I’ve got 15 days from my announcement to file paperwork with the FEC! Second, I’m not signed to Warner Bros!!! - which simple fact-checking would have revealed. I have recently worked out a unique deal with BMG, Broken Bow, CAA and Live Nation to release music ON MY TERMS. Like politicians write books during their campaigns, I'm planning on putting out music during mine and IT ALL STARTS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT. It's not a hoax, it's a strategy and marketing 101! No plans for an album or anything else that has been the usual norm in the music business OR politics…..and…..
Senator Stabenow and I do ...
Kid Rock confirms Michigan Senate run
Post Date: 2017-07-13 20:33:29 by A K A Stone
Musician Kid Rock has announced his bid for the U.S. Senate in Michigan. In a tweet Wednesday, Rock, whose birth name is Robert James Ritchie, wrote that the website KidRockForSenate.com was real and to stay tuned for a major announcement in the near future.
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