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New York City Is America’s Unhappiest City: Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

” People living in the Big Apple are in rotten moods more often than people in other cities, according to a new study.

  New York City was ranked the least happy city in America when adjusted for income, according to a working study, titled “Unhappy Cities,” released by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

  The study leaned on a questionnaire that has been administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the last several years and asks respondents: “In general, how satisfied are you with your life?” “

 

 

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California Limits Full-Contact Youth Football Practices

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules.

  Brown approved the bill, AB 2127, with the support of medical groups and the California Interscholastic Federation, which oversees California high school athletics.

  Assemblyman Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova, said his bill is motivated by parents worried about the risks associated with concussions, which include long-term brain damage and early onset dementia.

  Under the legislation taking effect in 2015, drills involving game-speed tackling are prohibited in the offseason. They are limited to 90-minute sessions twice a week the rest of the year. The rules apply to public, private and charter schools.”

 

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The Nationalization Of Childhood

 

 

 

 

” ~When I was a kid and watched sci-fi movies set in a futuristic dystopia where individuals are mere chattels of an unseen all-powerful government and enduring human relationships are banned and the progeny of transient sexual encounters are the property of the state, I always found the caper less interesting than the unseen backstory: How did they get there from here? From free western societies to a bunch of glassy-eyed drones wandering around in identikit variety-show catsuits in a land where technology has advanced but liberty has retreated: how’d that happen?

  Well, the current Planet of the Apes prequels have also figured out that’s the most interesting part of the story. (I liked Rise of… immensely, Dawn not so much, but it would be a foolish man who would attempt to compete with Steve Sailer’s brilliant analysis. If American monodailies weren’t determined to die as the most boring papers in the English-speaking world, The New York Times would hire Mr Sailer as their movie critic.)

  But who needs to go to the multiplex when the prequel to all those glassy-eyed serf dystopias is taking place on the news pages? Megan McArdle writes today about the spate of American mommies charged with and, indeed, jailed for leaving their pre-teen children unsupervised. For example, NBC reports from Connecticut:

  Police arrived at 60 Middle Street in Bristol to find the girl alone in the car with the windows rolled up. She was alert and responsive and told officers she had asked to stay in the car while her mom ran inside, according to police.

  Police said the outside temperature was about 85 degrees and the car’s interior “was not excessively hot.”

  The girl’s mother, 30-year-old Christina Williams, was issued a misdemeanor summons for leaving a child unsupervised in a motor vehicle.”

 

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Hey Harry Reid: Here Are Some Truly Racist Trademarks

 

 

 

” Redskin may be offensive to Harry Reid (and other stupid Leftists), however there are other names that are at least as offensive, if not more. Business Insider did a Top 10 list of racist marketing that is sure to get a few chuckles, and you can see them here. As for trademarks like the Redskins, here is a list of a few that are pending.

Let’s see how the government handles this racism:

Figgas over Niggas: This pending trademark seeks to cover a line of “Apparel for dancers, namely, tee shirts, sweatshirts, pants, leggings, shorts and jackets.” “Niggas,” of course, is a slang version of the word “nigger,” a term considered highly offensive towards black Americans.

Kraut Kap: Another recently-filed trademark, this one for a line of plastic lids. “Kraut” was made famous in World War II as a derogatory term for opposing German soldiers, as well as Germans in general.

Dago Swagg: A label created for a line of clothing. ”Dago” is a corruption of the common name Diego, and is used in English-speaking countries as an offensive term for those of Italian descent, and occasionally people from other Mediterranean countries as well.

Cracka Azz Skateboards: Unsurprisingly, this trademark was taken out for a line of skateboards and longboards, as well as associated clothing such as bandannas. While the USPTO helpfully notes that “The wording ‘cracka azz’ has no meaning in a foreign language,” “cracka” is a slang version of “cracker,” which in this context is a term of derision for whites, used primarily within the black community.”

 

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Another Business Moves Abroad, Leaving Behind High U.S. Taxes

 

 

 

 

” Yet another business is moving abroad to escape the America’s high tax rates.

  Medtronic, one of the world’s largest medical device companies, recently acquired Covidien for $42.9 billion in a move that will relocate headquarters from Minneapolis to Ireland.

  The draw? Medtronic’s corporate tax rate will drop from America’s 35 percent rate to Ireland’s 12.5 percent rate.

“ That’s how it works,” Jim Cramer of CNBC’s Mad Money said. “You buy a company that’s legitimately headquartered in a lower-tax country, even if it does all of its business here, and then you can get out of paying the higher U.S. taxes.” “

 

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Stuck in Traffic? Thanks, Obama!: Feds To Regulate Waze, Google Maps, And Other Navigation Apps

 

 

 

 

 

” The Obama administration wants to cripple the navigation and traffic reporting apps on your smartphone. In the name of safety, of course.

  Provisions in the proposed transportation bill—which Congress will look at in the next few months—would give the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the power to regulate apps like Google Maps and Waze, the crowdsourced traffic reporting tool. 

  They’re going to start with automobiles’ built-in navigation devices, since regulatory authority is clearer there. Possible “features” include limiting inputs when the car is in motion, or making people click a button saying that they are a passenger.

  But of course, if they make the onboard navigation systems in cars suck, people will just turn to their smartphones, right? So they had better regulate those too. 

  The impulse to regulate against distracted driving has a long, not terribly glorious pedigree, dating all the way back to efforts to go after people who were changing the radio station while driving. In more recent years, talking and texting bans have failed to show clear positive results and may even cause harm.”

 

 

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As With All Things Progressive It All Depends On What The Meaning Of “Is” Is

 

 

    By now everyone has heard of the latest effort from Nanny Bloomberg as the astroturfers in the liberal media regarding the epidemic of “school shootings” since Sandy Hook . 74 of them if the usual suspects are to be believed . Since this meme seems to be spreading like wildfire across the web we thought we would make a concerted effort to quantify exactly what the gun grabber Statists consider to be “school shootings” .

   Below is our result . Make of it what you will and please understand that by quibbling with the Statist’s methodology we are in no way minimizing the pain and horror felt by the families that are made to suffer at the hands of thugs with guns .  However , all sympathies aside , that does not grant the Left license to twist the English language to their will .

 Let us start by saying that in our minds a school shooting at least as they have come to be understood is an incident where an disgruntled individual , whether it be student or adult enters a place of education with the intent to “avenge wrongs” however warped or imagined they may be by killing and maiming as many students and/or faculty as possible , usually before taking their own lives .

 If that definition is acceptable it stands to reason that other types of shootings , whatever the reason , are not exactly honest comparisons to “going postal” . That means that common robberies , suicides , arguments over games , debts , girlfriends and what have you should be categorized as what they truly are , at least to those without an agenda , crimes , plain old ordinary , violent crimes .

 That being the case , Everytown’s map is very misleading to say the least , and downright deceitful to be perfectly honest.We took they time to explore every single incident included on Bloomy’s map and provide the reader with a synopsis of the fatalities/injuries links to the sources and a diagnosis of the type of shooting that each incident represents .

Below is our result , survey the data , follow the links , bookmark the page and feel free to use these facts in any refutation you might need to defend against the Statists in your sphere of influence . At the end we have provided an approximate count on the actual school shootings that meet our above mentioned criteria along with what we feel are “other” categories … ie , robbery , suicide , lovers spats , gang violence , accidental discharges , fights that escalate to arms , etc . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#      Date       City     State      School Name                   School Type

 

1.1/08/2013 Fort Myers FL Apostolic Revival Center Christian School K-12  

One 27 year-old killed … probable gang-related                      

 “The shooting was not associated with the school and no children were hurt.”

 

 

2. 1/10/2013 Taft CA Taft Union High School K-12\

One student wounded , none killed

Science teacher Ryan Heber calmly confronted the teenager after he shot and critically wounded a classmate, whom he claimed to authorities had bullied him for more than year at Taft Union High School.”

3. 1/15/2013 St. Louis MO Stevens Institute of Business & Arts College/University              

 Two wounded , financial advisor and shooter , none killed

” A former student at a downtown business school allegedly shot a financial advisor Tuesday before turning the gun on himself.” 

4. 1/15/2013 Hazard KY Hazard Community and Technical College College/University                

Two killed , in parking lot , unrelated to school affairs

” Hazard Police Chief Minor Allen said the shooting “could be related to a domestic-type situation” that was “not related to the school in any way.” “

5. 1/16/2013 Chicago IL Chicago State University College/University              

One killed , on street outside the school after a night basketball game

” The shooting happened about 9:20 p.m. near a parking lot outside the school gym at East 95th Street and South King Drive, a fire department spokesman confirmed.”

6. 1/22/2013 Houston TX Lone Star College North Harris Campus College/University              

Three wounded , none killed during fight between two students

” Carpenter said the fight happened in a courtyard area between two buildings. That seems to mesh with what a law enforcement source said earlier about the incident happening in an outside area between a library and a cafeteria.”

7. 1/31/2013 Atlanta GA Price Middle School K-12

One wounded , none killed

” The 14-year-old’s injuries are reportedly not life threatening and the teacher received only minor injuries.”

8. 2/1/2013 Atlanta GA Morehouse College College/University  

One wounded , none killed during fight after basketball game

“… an argument began after a pick-up basketball game at the gym at Samuel H. Archer Hall. Four shots were fired and a Morehouse student was hit in the forearm, according to the statement.”

       9. 2/7/2013 Fort Pierce FL Indian River St. College College/University

One wounded , none killed during shootout between police and thug outside

” A female student at Indian River State College was shot and injured as a gunman and police traded fire Thursday in the parking lot of the college’s campus, a college spokeswoman said.”

10. 2/13/2013 San Leandro CA Hillside Elementary School K-12

One 19 year-old killed , behind school at night

Witnesses reported hearing shots around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at Hillside Elementary School, 15980 Marcella St., according to Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. J.D. Nelson. Deputies found Foster, suffering from at least one gunshot wound, in a grassy area in the back area of the campus, Nelson said.”

11. 2/27/2013 Atlanta GA Henry W. Grady HS K-12              

  The only reference to this “shooting” we could find was from Everytown itself or websites touting Everytown’s “map of 74″ 

 

 

12. 3/18/2013 Orlando FL University of Central Florida College/University  

One dead by suicide , none hurt

” A student apparently killed himself in a dorm room at the University of Central Florida…”

  13. 3/21/2013 Southgate MI Davidson Middle School K-12        

                  One dead , suicide , none hurt

” An eighth grader at Davidson Middle School in Southgate Michigan is dead after shooting himself in one of the school’s boys bathrooms.”

          14. 4/12/2013 Christianburg VA New River Community College College/University  

     Two wounded , none killed

” An 18-year-old college student was charged Friday with shooting and wounding two women at a mall branch of a southwest Virginia community college before he was subdued”

    15. 4/13/2013 Elizabeth City NC Elizabeth City State University College/University

One 23 year-old wounded , none killed outside a dorm building at night

” Police at Elizabeth City State University are investigating a shooting that injured a 23-year-old student near a dorm Saturday night.”

  16. 4/15/2013 Grambling LA Grambling State University College/University

Three wounded , none killed outside dorms at night

” Three Grambling State University students were shot Monday night during a fight outside one of the campus dormitories but none has life-threatening injuries …”

17. 4/16/2013 Tuscaloosa AL Stillman College College/University

One wounded , none killed during argument over money owed

” Williams is accused of shooting a 19-year-old man twice in the torso with a small caliber handgun after arguing with the victim over money owed on a bet over a video game …”

18. 4/29/2013 Cincinnati OH La Salle High School K-12

One dead by suicide , none wounded

” A La Salle High School student shot himself at the Cincinnati school, according to WLWT News.”

19. 6/7/2013 Santa Monica CA Santa Monica College College/University              

Two dead , one wounded at and outside a home near the campus

” The suspect in the shootings at Santa Monica College in California is now in custody after being shot and wounded by police. A fire official says two men have been found dead in a burned home near a shooting scene outside Santa Monica College.”

 20. 6/19/2013 W. Palm Beach FL Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts K-12

Two custodians dead , none wounded after school hours

” The bodies were identified Wednesday evening as Ted Orama and Christopher Marshall, according to the station. Both victims were reportedly custodians at the school. Officials don’t believe the deaths were student-related.”

 

 

21. 8/15/2013 Clarksville TN Northwest High School K-12

One dead , none wounded overnight in school parking lot

” Daniel Reed was found in the school’s parking lot around 6 a.m. after authorities received a call regarding a shooting at the school’s address on Lafayette Road off Fort Campbell Boulevard.”

 

22. 8/20/2013 Decatur GA Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy K-12

None killed , none wounded as suspect trades shots with police

” The suspect, identified later as 20-year-old Michael Brandon Hill, fired at least a half-dozen shots from the rifle from inside McNair at officers who were swarming the campus outside…”

 

 

23. 8/22/2013 Memphis TN Westside Elementary School K-12

None killed , none hurt from accidental discharge

” A gun brought by a 5-year-old student went off Thursday morning at Westside Elementary. Memphis police say no one was hurt.”

 

24. 8/23/2013 Sardis MS North Panola High School K-12

One dead , none wounded after night football game

” Panola County authorities were expected to announce charges Monday in the shooting death of a teenager after a high school football game Friday night in Sardis.”

 

 

25. 8/30/2013 Winston-Salem NC Carver High School K-12

One wounded , none killed after shooting outside school

” A shooting at Carver High School Friday left a 15-year-old student with injuries that are not life-threatening and another student in custody.”

 

 

26. 9/21/2013 Savannah GA Savannah State University College/University

One killed , none wounded in late night shooting that killed a non-student

” A shooting early Saturday morning on Savannah State University’s campus left one man dead. The victim, 20-year-old Donald Bernard Lewis, was not a student at the college, said SSU spokeswoman Loretta Heyward. No additional injuries were reported.”

 

 

27. 9/28/2013 Gray ME New Gloucester High School K-12

One dead of suicide , none wounded in school parking lot on Saturday afternoon

” A 19-year-old man shot and killed himself in a parking lot at Gray-New Gloucester High School Saturday afternoon, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said.”

 

 

28. 10/4/2013 Pine Hills FL Agape Christian Academy K-12

Two wounded , none killed outside school following a fight

” The shooting happened about 2 p.m. at the Agape Christian Academy on Hiawassee Road in Pine Hills after a fight broke out, Orange County sheriff’s investigators said.According to investigators, the confrontation was part of an ongoing dispute.”

29. 10/15/2013 Austin TX Lanier High School K-12

One dead by suicide , none wounded

” Friends and family of a Texas teen are grieving after he committed suicide at school, warning hours earlier on Facebook that he was planning to take his own life.”

30. 10/21/2013 Sparks NV Sparks Middle School K-12

Two dead including suspect , two wounded

” Police in Nevada say the two people killed in a school shooting were a staff member and a student who was likely the attacker.”

31. 11/1/2013 Algona IA Algona High/Middle School K-12

One 23 year-old dead of suicide , none wounded , found on school property

” Fonley confirmed that Ballenger’s body was found on Algona High School grounds shortly before 1:30 a.m. Friday. He said no students, staff or teachers were involved in finding Ballenger.”

32. 11/2/2013 Greensboro NC North Carolina A&T State University College/University

None killed , one wounded outside at 10 pm by a ricochet ?

” Shots fired on homecoming weekend at North Carolina A&T State University prompted a brief campus lockdown after a 21-year-old man was wounded by a bullet fired from a “considerable distance,” authorities said.”

33. 11/3/2013 Stone Mountain GA Stephenson High School K-12

None killed , one wounded during fight on a Sunday afternoon

” The teenager was watching game films around 3:30 p.m. when there was some sort of confrontation between team members and a group of teens who don’t attend the school.”

34. 11/21/2013 Rapid City SD South Dakota School of Mines & Technology College/University

One dead from suicide , none wounded as professor kills self

” An ordinary day in the classroom for students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology turned chaotic Thursday when the sound of gunfire shattered the usual academic calm, and officials later found a professor dead of what authorities said was an apparent self-inflicted gunshot in a classroom building.”

35. 12/4/2013 Winter Garden FL West Orange High School K-12

None killed , one wounded during after school argument on soccer field

” The student was reportedly shot at the soccer practice field near the bus loop during an argument.”

36. 12/13/2013 Arapahoe County CO Arapahoe High School K-12

Two dead including suspect , none wounded

” The 18-year-old gunman who took his own life after shooting a fellow student at Arapahoe High School Friday was identified as Karl Halverson Pierson.”

37. 12/19/2013 Fresno CA Edison High School K-12

None killed , one teacher wounded during after school robbery by 4 armed alleged gang members

” Rick Montanez of ABC said that four to five teens tried to rob the male teacher. The teacher was shot two to three times but wrested the gun away from the suspect.”

38. 1/9/2014 Jackson TN Liberty Technology Magnet HS K-12

None killed , one wounded outside of school at dismissal

” Police learned that victim was shot outside, in front of the school, as school was being dismissed for the day. The shooter was identified as a 16-year-old Liberty student.”

39. 1/14/2014 Roswell NM Berrendo Middle School K-12

None killed , two wounded by 12 year-old perpetrator

” Two kids were seriously injured today in a shooting at a middle school in Roswell, NM, and authorities say the shooting suspect—another student—is in custody.”

40. 1/15/2014 Lancaster PA Martin Luther King Jr. ES K-12

None killed , none wounded after “shots fired” report

” A Lancaster city school was briefly locked down Wednesday after a report of shots fired near the building.”

41. 1/17/2014 Philadelphia PA Delaware Valley Charter HS K-12

None killed , two wounded … by one bullet in gymnasium 

” An 18-year-old female student was shot in the arm. The same bullet then entered a 17-year-old male student’s shoulder.”

42. 1/20/2014 Chester PA Widener University College/University

None killed , one wounded on street at night during a “non-random act”

” The undergraduate student at Widener University was shot in a parking lot near the Schwartz Athletic Center at about 8:45 p.m. on Monday, according to officials at the private institution about 15 miles outside of Philadelphia in the city of Chester.”All indications are that this was not a random act of violence,” “

43. 1/21/2014 West Lafayette IN Purdue University College/University

One killed , none wounded

” This was not a typical active shooting,” said Purdue police chief John Cox. “It appears to be an isolated and intentional act and not a random shooting.”

44. 1/24/2014 Orangeburg SC South Carolina State University College/University

One killed , none wounded following an altercation between suspect and victim

” Robinson was shot to death Friday afternoon outside Hugine Suites after arguing with Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, of Charleston, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said.”

45. 1/28/2014 Nashville TN Tennessee State University College/University

None killed , one wounded during argument over money  

” Witnesses told WKRN-TV that two people were fighting about a gambling debt when others joined in the altercation and a man opened fire.”

46. 1/28/2014 Grambling LA Grambling State University College/University

None killed , one wounded during burglary of local pawn shop

” Sutton says the campus was placed on lock down at 10:50 P.M. shortly after a shooting was reported at the intersection of Main and College Streets. He says, the male victim in that shooting was shot in the shoulder. Sutton says the victim was treated and released at the scene.”

47. 1/30/2014 Palm Bay FL Eastern Florida State College College/University

None killed , one wounded as student defends self against two pool cue wielding assailants

” One person was shot today and a second injured on the Palm Bay campus of Eastern Florida State College following a fight between a student and two men. The incident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. in the campus parking lot when a student who was in his car was approached by two men who pulled up in another vehicle. One of the men got out of the car and began beating the student with a pool cue. The student pulled a handgun from his car, shooting and wounding the man in the chest.

48. 1/31/2014 Phoenix AZ Cesar Chavez High School K-12

None killed , none wounded as rival gangs shoot it out at basketball game

” An argument over turf and respect between two rival gangs escalated to what police now describe as a “gun battle” in January at Cesar Chavez High School in Phoenix.”

49. 1/31/2014 Des Moines IA North High School K-12

None killed , one wounded during fight after basketball game outside of school

” A teenage girl was recovering Sunday after being shot outside North High School. The
shooting occurred Friday night after a packed basketball game against Roosevelt. Police said several fights broke out during the game.”

50. 2/7/2014 Bend OR Bend High School K-12

One killed by suicide , none wounded

” A Bend High School student shot and killed himself in a modular classroom amid other students Friday afternoon, bringing police and medics rushing to the scene as the school was placed in lockdown for several hours, officials said.”

51. 2/10/2014 Salisbury NC Salisbury High School K-12

None killed , one wounded outside after school hours

” According to reports, the shooting happened around 3 p.m. outside the school’s gymnasium. School was dismissed at the usual time at 2:30 p.m.”

52. 2/11/2014 Lyndhurst OH Brush High School K-12

None killed , none wounded as two kids shoot guns in school parking lot at night

” Two people are under arrest after shots were fired in the Brush High School parking lot Tuesday night.”

53. 2/12/2014 Jackson TN Union University College/University

One killed , none wounded as boyfriend kills fiance in late night parking lot

” On Saturday, February 15, Jackson Police announced that they had charged Olivia’s 21 year-old fiance, Charles Pittman, a Christian studies student, with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence.  They say he shot her with a gun he took from a friend as she sat in her car then staged the scene to make it appear that she committed suicide.”

54. 2/20/2014 Raytown MO Raytown Success Academy K-12

One killed , none wounded in parking lot of school 

” The superintendent said that neither the victim nor the person police have in custody have any connection to the district.”

55. 3/2/2014 Westminster MD McDaniel College College/University

None killed , none wounded as shots fired at dorm after fight hit no one

” Just before 3 a.m. Sunday, a fight nearly broke out between a group of McDaniel College students and four men near campus. When one man flashed a handgun, the students took off into Whiteford Hall. Moments later, gunshots were fired through the lobby window.”

56. 3/7/2014 Tallulah LA Madison High School K-12

None killed , one wounded following a fight outside a school dance

” Two students were in an altercation after leaving the dance from a back door.17 year old Levecion Williams has been arrested for shooting a 16 year old in the arm.”

57. 3/8/2014 Oshkosh WI University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh College/University

None killed , none wounded as shot was fired into ceiling during a fight at a school dance

” UW-Oshkosh police say they were called to Reeve Memorial Union around 11 p.m. Saturday for a report of a fight during a Black Student Union-sponsored dance. While police were there, they say someone fired a handgun into the ceiling. No one was hurt. The shooter has not been identified, but police do not believe he is a student.”

58. 3/21/2014 Newark DE University of Delaware College/University

   Could not confirm any shooting at U/Del on the date in question , though the Newark campus has been home to numerous other shootings in years past .

59. 3/30/2014 Savannah GA Savannah State University College/University

None killed , none wounded as one shot is fired during attempted robbery

” SSU campus police officers are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred in University Village. At approximately 9:20 p.m. this evening, dispatch received a report of a single shot fired in unit 536. No injuries reported.”

60. 4/3/2014 Kent OH Kent State University College/University

None killed , none wounded after one shot was fired into ground

” A Kent State University student who is accused of hiding a gun in connection with the shot fired on the Kent State campus April 2 has been charged with a felony.”

61. 4/7/2014 Roswell NM Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell College/University

One killed , none wounded during self-defense against dorm invaders

” Officials have identified the man who was shot and killed on the Eastern New Mexico University Roswell campus.The student said two men had walked into his dorm room and he thought one of them was reaching for a gun so he shot at them.”

62. 4/11/2014 Detroit MI East English Village Preparatory Academy K-12

None killed , one wounded in gang related drive-by shooting

” The victim walked over to about 100 people were gathered outside of the school for a red carpet event when a vehicle pulled up.Two people inside the car began shouting gang affiliations and opened fire.”

63. 4/21/2014 Griffith IN St. Mary Catholic School K-12

One killed , none wounded as husband shoots wife on street outside of school

” A Chicago woman is dead after her estranged husband shot and killed her in a grade school parking lot Monday afternoon and then killed himself minutes later by his house in Gary, the Post-Tribune is reporting.”

64. 4/21/2014 Provo UT Provo High School K-12

None killed , one wounded in botched attempted suicide

” A student at Provo High survives shooting himself in the face on school grounds. Police say it was an attempted suicide.”

65. 4/26/2014 Council Bluffs IA Iowa Western Community College College/University

None killed , one wounded during attempted robbery

” One of the suspects pulled a gun and demanded the students’ wallets. The 19-year-old didn’t think the gun was real and tried to grab it. During the struggle the gun fired, wounding the student in the left shoulder.”

66. 5/2/2014 Milwaukee WI Marquette University College/University

   None killed , one wounded during attempted robbery . The only connection to school on this one is that the victims were all students of Marquette  

” Two people have been officially charged in connection with a series of armed robberies and a shooting incident involving Marquette University students. Police say four Marquette University students were robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents — and one of them was shot.”

67. 5/3/2014 Everett WA Horizon Elementary School K-12

None killed , one wounded after argument during basketball game on playground after hours

” Just after 6:30 p.m. on May 3, 2014, officers were dispatched to Horizon Elementary School (222 W. Casino Rd) on the report that a male had been shot. Arriving officers found a teen on the basketball court with a gunshot wound. Officers were told a small group of teenagers were playing basketball when a group of 15-20 males in their late-teens came to the court. A verbal argument turned physical and a teen from the original group playing basketball was shot.”

68. 5/4/2014 Augusta GA Paine College College/University

None killed , none wounded as shots were fired at dorm

” Paine College officers and Richmond County deputies are investigating a Sunday afternoon shooting at a male dorm on campus. Paine College Officials say suspects fired shots on campus Sunday afternoon putting the the college in a lock down mode.The suspects were not students at the college.”

69. 5/5/2014 Augusta GA Paine College College/University

None killed , one wounded during an argument

” Around 1 p.m., authorities said Cooper, 21, of Augusta, went into the administration building and had a confrontation with another man on the third floor. Cooper then shot JaJuan Lawayne Baker, 21, in the head, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, and fled.”

70. 5/8/2014 Georgetown KY Georgetown College College/University

None killed , one wounded in accidental shooting

” A 24-year-old Georgetown College student is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment following what officials say was an accidental shooting early Thursday on the east side of the campus that wounded another student.”

71. 5/8/2014 Lawrenceville GA Georgia Gwinnett College College/University

None killed , one wounded in parking garage

” One person received a gunshot wound in a parking deck at Georgia Gwinnett College Thursday afternoon.It happened on the top level of the parking deck at the Lawrenceville campus.”

72. 5/21/2014 Milwaukee WI Clark Street School K-12

None killed , one wounded by stray bullet

” Chief Ed Flynn said two people were shooting at each other and missed. Police said the 10-year-old girl caught in the crossfire was shot. She was taken to Children’s Hospital with serious injuries.”

73. 6/5/2014 Seattle WA Seattle Pacific University College/University

One killed , three wounded

” One person was killed and three other people were shot Thursday afternoon when a gunman with a shotgun entered a building on the campus of Seattle Pacific University and opened fire, police said.”

74. 6/10/2014 Troutdale OR Reynolds High School K-12

Two dead including suspect , three wounded

” A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a 14-year-old student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.”

 

 

    There is your data . As you can see each alleged “school shooting” from the infamous map , as defined by Bloomberg & Co is represented with a link to a legitimate news story about the incident . Two incidents claimed by the map were unable to be corroborated by yours truly and so that brings the count to 72 alleged incidents .

   Of those 72 “school shootings” we can only count 8 as meeting our criteria as far as being as school shooting in the Columbine/Sandy Hook interpretation . Of course none of them come anywhere near the horror of those but that is an argument for another day . 

   Of the 64  incidents left our count leads us to the following statistics : 

 

     Gang related/Drive-by – 3

     Robbery/Crime – 6

      Fights – 13

      Suicides – 10

      Personal – 8

      After Hours/Proximity To School – 12

      Accidental Discharges/Irresponsible Shooting/Stray Bullets – 10

      Self-Defense – 2

 

    The death toll for all of these shootings combined compares to the average weekend in Chicago at 31 fatalities . Of those thirty one lost lives ten were non-students who were found/killed on school property after hours , eight were suicides , three were the perpetrators themselves and one was a criminal killed in self-defense which leaves nine students and/or teachers killed . 

It goes without saying that any loss of life is a tragedy but at the same time it is just as unseemly to dishonestly climb atop the graves of these unfortunate lost souls and attempt to gain cheap political points in order to further one’s personal agenda and that is what is taking place here .

    Bloomberg and his allies , like the progressives in general , are attempting to tug at the heartstrings and push their legislative goals wrapped as a moral imperative that is not to be questioned under pain of being called uncaring . It’s just another card out of the “racist” deck cavalry . Whenever they are losing an argument on the merits they jump up , knock the cards from the table and cry “have you no decency” ?

Just an aside before we leave you . The number of children that die at the hands of their parents every year in America dwarves the numbers above . Yes , you read correctly . It is estimated that somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 children under the age of five are killed each year by their parents . Think about that before deciding that school shootings are some sort of epidemic .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justina Pelletier Makes Tearful Plea To Judge, Asking To Go Home

 

 

 

” Justina Pelletier, the Connecticut teen taken from her family more than a year ago by Massachusetts officials after her parents took her to a hospital for help, made a tearful plea to the Bay State family court judge who holds her fate in his hands.

  In the 45-second, videotaped plea, first posted on a Facebook page set up by supporters of the 15-year-old, Justina is seen sitting in a chair and pleading plaintively with Massachusetts juvenile court Judge Joseph Johnston.

” All I really want is to be with my family and friends,” the girl says, her voice faltering at times. “You can do it. You’re the one that’s judging this. Please let me go home.”

  Justina also directs her plea to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, whose state Department of Children and Families made the initial decision to commit the girl to state care on Valentine’s Day 2013 after doctors at Tufts Medical Center, which had been treating her for a rare condition, and doctors as Boston Children’s Hospital clashed over the cause of her medical problems, which included difficulty eating and walking.”

 

 

 

   Fox News has more on one of the most egregious examples of the State and the medical field running roughshod over individual rights . We should all be ashamed that we have allowed America come to this .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FDA Decision Puts Cheese Making In Peril

 

 

 

” Gabe Luddy, a fourth-generation cheese maker at Vella Cheese Co. in Sonoma, makes his dry Jack the same way his grandfather and great-grandfather did: He rolls and presses curds into large wheels of cheese, then brines the wheels before sliding them onto wooden racks. There they age, from seven months to several years.

  A U.S. Food and Drug Administration statement that became public last week puts Vella’s 83-year-old practice in peril.

  In what the agency called a clarification, the FDA declared that wooden racks similar to the one Vella uses “cannot be adequately cleaned and sanitized.” That, in effect, would make Luddy’s cheese impossible to sell.

  While the FDA late Tuesday issued a statement indicating there is room for compromise, if the original clarification holds, it may affect more than Sonoma Jack. The Parmesan you grate over your pasta might also be declared illegal.

  Producers all over the world age their cheeses on wood rather than on plastic or metal because its porous surface absorbs excess humidity and prevents unwanted mold. Plus, Luddy said, “It’s what gives our cheese its flavor.”

  Nora Weiser, executive director of the American Cheese Society, a professional organization of 1,500 cheese makers, estimates that 65 percent of the members of the organization – from farmstead producers with a few head of sheep to major cheddar factories – age their cheese on wood.”

 

 

   In the latest case of the State offering a solution to a non-existent problem , the FDA proposes a ban on wooden drying racks for cheese . Only in the world of Statism can a practice that has been around for centuries all of a sudden become a major threat to public health . Read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Boston Children’s Victim

 

 

” The Boston Herald reports yet another case eerily similar to that of Justina Pelletier’s:
“A Walpole couple have filed a federal lawsuit accusing the Department of Children and Families of illegally doing the bidding of doctors at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, threatening to strip the mother and father of their parental rights if their daughter was not committed to the hospital’s mental facility.

The basic request is for a federal court to apply the constitution to say parents have the right to take care of their children without undue interference from a state agency,” said lawyer Barry Pollack, who filed the suit against DCF and Attorney General Martha Coakley on behalf of the Walpole couple — identified only as “Karen T” and “Robert T Sr.” — whose daughter was treated at Bader 5 at Children’s Hospital.

  The lawsuit states that throughout 2011, the girl’s parents struggled to find a diagnosis for their daughter’s condition after taking her to several doctors.

  In May 2012, her parents brought her to Children’s. In June 2012, doctors told the parents they intended to place the girl in Bader 5, and had obtained a temporary court order to do so.

  The hospital providers threatened to use DCF to remove custody longer term from the mother and father if they did not consent to the inpatient treatment at Bader 5,” the lawsuit states.”

  Meanwhile, the Pelletiers have complied with HHS Secretary Polanowicz reunification plan, (which, ironically, called upon them to do the very things which they had been doing on behalf of their daughter prior to her being taken by MA) and their attorneys have filed a motion for Judge Johnston to revoke his original ruling, so that Justina may be released home immediately. However, the judge continues to stall and delay, saying that he will give two weeks for DCF to respond, then apply for a future hearing.

  Justina has been in locked down facilities for almost sixteen months, and spent both her fifteenth and sixteenth birthdays under MA-DCF’s continued control. A response from DCF is being awaited by family and Justina’s support community of friends and advocates.

  The question arises, why has this pattern emerged again and again at Boston Children’s – threatening parents that they must comply with their recommended treatment for psychological problems, or lose custody of their child? This latest case, according to various reporting agencies, makes the sixth such known one at the facility.” 

 

Sudbury Patch

 

 

Meanwhile there are signs that Justina may be freed to her parents soon :

 

Motion Filed Today in Court Requests Justina Pelletier Be Returned Home

” Today a significant motion is being filed in the Juvenile Court requesting that Justina Pelletier return to her home to be with her mom and dad, Linda and Lou Pelletier. The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) has indicated that it will not object to the Motion for Relief from Judgment filed today to return Justina home.

  The case is drawing national attention, as Boston Children’s Hospital filed a “medical child abuse” complaint against Justina’s parents last year, leading the state to take custody of her and hospitalize her for almost a year.

  The motion comes a week after Pelletier, the teen at the center of a legal battle between the Pelletier family and Boston Children’s Hospital over custody and proper medical treatment, received a surprise 16th birthday party from her friends over the weekend.

“ Today is a significant event for Justina and the Pelletier family,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, who is representing the Pelletier family. “We believe and hope that the Pelleteir family will soon be reunited,” said Staver.

  The Pelletiers have been visiting frequently with Justina in Connecticut since she was moved there two weeks ago. Justina has been receiving treatment from Tufts Medical Center, the same place she received treatment before this long ordeal began in February 2013. The Pelletier family and their legal counsel have communicated frequently with high-level officials of Massachusetts Health and Human Services (HHS) and DCF. Their attorneys have been in regular communication reviewing the progress of the Reunification Plan.”

 

 

   This outrageous behavior by the medical profession and the State is happening around the country and must not be ignored . Please keep all of these victims of State-sponsored kidnapping in your prayers and remember Bret Bohn in Alaska . He too has been kidnapped by the State and now his mother faces kidnapping charges for attempting to free him from a Seattle hospital .

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The mother of Bret Bohn, a 27-year-old Wasilla man whose mysterious brain illness landed him at the center of a high-profile medical custody saga, was arrested for kidnapping her son from a Seattle hospital Friday.

  Court documents filed in Seattle say that Lorraine Phillips of Anchorage shoved a hospital orderly on April 22 while escorting her son Bohn into an elevator. Phillips then walked out of Harborview Medical Center with her son, the charges say.

  Bohn was out of the hospital with his parents for several days before a Seattle Police Department detective tracked mother and son to a neighborhood medical clinic in Seattle, where Phillips was arrested on April 25.

  Lorraine Phillips was just trying to get a second medical opinion for her son, her sister Jo Phillips told the Daily News.

  The kidnapping charges against Phillips are the latest chapter in a high-profile battle for medical decision-making rights that has pitted the Bohn family against doctors at the premier hospitals in Washington and Alaska, as well as against the State of Alaska.

  Bohn’s case stoked the anger of critics of Alaska’s state guardianship program.

  An Anchorage Superior Court judge awarded sole control over the 27-year-old hunting guide’s medical decisions to a paid public guardian named Steve Young in February, saying Bohn’s parents had made disturbing statements about him and appeared to be interfering with treatment.”

 

Read more of the Bohn case here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle Helmets Are Useless, Says Brain Surgeon

 

 

 

” A leading neurosurgeon has controversially claimed that cyclists who wear helmets are wasting their time.
Henry Marsh, who works at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London, said that many of his patients who have been involved in bike accidents have been wearing helmets that were ‘too flimsy’ to be beneficial.

  He made the comments while speaking at the Hay Festival during a discussion with Ian McEwan, whose latest novel Saturday centre’s around a neurosurgeon.

  He cited evidence from the University of Bath that suggests that wearing a helmet may even put cyclists at greater risk. The research showed that drivers get around 3 inches closer to cyclists who wear helmets because they perceive them as safer.

  He said: “I ride a bike and I never wear a helmet. In the countries where bike helmets are compulsory there has been no reduction in bike injuries whatsoever.”

 

Telegraph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Reverses Course After Canceling Honors Night For Being Too ‘Exclusive’

 

 

 

 

 

” A Rhode Island school district that had come under criticism for canceling a night for honors students over concerns that the event would be too “exclusive” is reversing its stance.

  An email sent out to parents of students at Archie R. Cole Middle School in East Greenwich over the weekend said students who would normally be honored at the spring event would instead be recognized during team-based ceremonies and graduation, the East Greenwich Patch reported.

” Members of the school community have long expressed concerns related to the exclusive nature of Honors Night,” the email stated.

  But in a statement released on Tuesday, the middle school backed off.”

 

Fox News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out In The Open: The Tiny Box That Lets You Take Your Data Back From Google

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The National Security Agency is scanning your email. Google and Facebook are hoarding your personal data. And online advertisers are selling your shopping habits to the highest bidder.

  Today, more than ever, people are thinking about how to opt out of this madness without quitting the internet entirely. The obvious answer is to host your own web apps on your own computer server. And thanks to the burgeoning Indie Web Movement, there’s no shortage of open source alternatives to popular services like Google Calendar, Facebook’s photo albums, or Dropbox’s file sharing. The problem is that setting up and managing your own server is a pain in the neck–at least for the average consumer.box-with-label-small

  For open source developer Johannes Ernst, what the world really needs is a simple device that anyone can use to take their data back from the wilds of the internet. So he designed the Indie Box, a personal web server preloaded with open source software that lets you run your own web services from your home network–and run them with relative ease. Any system administrator will tell you that setting up a server is just the first step. Maintaining it is the other big problem. Indie Box seeks to simplify both, with an option to fully automate all updates and maintenance tasks, from operating system patches to routine database migrations.

  You can’t buy an Indie Box yet, but you can pre-order one through the crowdfunding site Indie GoGo. A completely assembled device costs $500. That may sound like a lot, but Ernst argues that the cost is in line with other machines equipped with similar hardware. And the prices could eventually come down if Ernst is successful in raising funds for the project. Eventually, the Indie Box software platform will be available to download, and that will let people install all its tools on their own hardware.”

 

Wired has more and you can go to Indie Box’s homepage here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desert Rescue Beacons Let Immigrants Call For Help

 

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” Thorn-coated bushes, rock-covered terrain, scorching temperatures. A hissing rattlesnake.

  These are just few of the many perils Mexican migrants crossing the Southern Arizona desert encounter every day. And far more of them will attempt to cross this summer, the U.S. Border Patrol predicts.

  The agency unveiled its plans Wednesday for dealing with the problem of immigrants dying in the desert, including 10 new beacons that allow migrants to call for help at the push of a red button. The agency is also adding new hoisting systems on helicopters to rescue immigrants.

  The beacons are 30-feet-tall and solar powered. They have sun reflectors and blue lights on top that are visible for 10 miles. The beacons have signs in three languages that direct users to push a red button that sends out a signal for help. Response times vary from 10 minutes to an hour depending on where the nearest agents are located. “

 

 

 

    Wouldn’t it be cheaper if we just let them take the g*d-damned train ? J*sus H Ch*ist , WTF is wrong with this government’s priorities ? 

    On second thought , if the State is so bloody concerned with the law-breaker’s welfare why don’t we let them stay in their own country and the Feds can just mail them their checks at home ? We’ll just pay them to stay in their own countries and then we needn’t worry that they might get hurt making the journey .

 

Read the whole obscene story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Doctor’s Declaration Of Independence

 

 

 

 

 

 

” In my 23 years as a practicing physician, I’ve learned that the only thing that matters is the doctor-patient relationship. How we interact and treat our patients is the practice of medicine. I acknowledge that there is a problem with the rising cost of health care, but there is also a problem when the individual physician in the trenches does not have a voice in the debate and is being told what to do and how to do it.

  As a group, the nearly 880,000 licensed physicians in the U.S. are, for the most part, well-intentioned. We strive to do our best even while we sometimes contend with unrealistic expectations. The demands are great, and many of our families pay a huge price for our not being around. We do the things we do because it is right and our patients expect us to.

  So when do we say damn the mandates and requirements from bureaucrats who are not in the healing profession? When do we stand up and say we are not going to take it any more?”

 

Dr Craviotto continues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video: Toyota Bailing On California

 

 

 

Toyota Is Dallas Bound

 

 

 

” The world’s leading automotive maker will follow the lead of its competitors and other large businesses, and leave California for better business climates elsewhere. Toyota had its US headquarters in Torrance for more than three decades, but now nearly 5,000 jobs will shift to Texas:

  Toyota Motor Corp. plans to move large numbers of jobs from its sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance to suburban Dallas, according to a person familiar with the automaker’s plans. …

The automaker won’t be the first big company Texas has poached from California.

  Occidental Petroleum Corp. said in February that it was relocating from Los Angeles to Houston, making it one of around 60 companies that have moved to Texas since July 2012, according to Texas Gov. Rick Perry.”

 

 

Hot Air has more on the ongoing California business exodus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Man Up,’ ‘Don’t Be A Pussy’ Labeled Offensive Language At Duke University

 

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” A new word-discouragement campaign at Duke University has labeled phrases such as “Man Up,” “That’s So Gay,” and “Don’t Be a Pussy” offensive language that “delegitimizes” homosexuality and oppresses and insults people.

  But as the campaign has gained national popularity, its detractors have bristled at the effort, calling it a politically correct war on words that will stifle free speech and suggesting its true aim is to redefine terms to control public opinion and – ultimately – public policy.

In fact, the “You Don’t Say” campaign creators have admitted as much.

“ Language is a reflection of how we think about others and view the world,” Jay Sullivan, a student leader of the campaign, tells Duke Today. “My goal is to…. help facilitate discussion about how language affects many social issues, from race to gender and sexuality.”

  The campaign consists of a series of black-and-white memes with students posing behind large pledges to avoid so-called offensive language.”

 

Story continues at The College Fix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justice For Justina

 

 

 

Published on Apr 26, 2014

” Huckabee Opening Statement – Justice For Justina
State Took Custody After Parents Disputed Doctor’s Diagnosis
Rev Mahoney Met W/ Ma HHS SEC. To Discuss Justina Reunification Plan “

 

 

 

 

 

Black Marine Says Clive Bundy Is NOT A Racist

 

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Charlie Delta
The media distorts information to the point of social division. This is a photo of myself and the resilient, often charismatic, and maybe not so tactful Cliven Bundy. He’s a cowboy and a helluva family man, not an orator. One thing he definitely isn’t – a racist. I found his comments to not only be NOT racist, but his own view of his experiences.”

 

 

   While Kevin Jackson of The BlackSphere has the entire letter from Charlie Delta , other black spokesmen have also stepped up to the plate in defense of Cliven Bundy’s ill-phrased but ultimately correct statement regarding the culture of government dependency that has managed to keep the black community from “fleeing the plantation” for over two generations .

 While personalities like Glenn  Beck and Sean Hannity have fled in terror from the Bundy remarks others with stronger spines have stepped up to explain Bundy’s poor choice of words and to re-iterate the important point that he was attempting to make , albeit in a decidedly insensitive way . Kyra Ann Davis went so far as to create a video that explains the import of Bundy’s point regardless of his ignorant , foot-in-mouth choice of words .

   Remember , Cliven Bundy is a simple rancher not a polished public speaker and Lord knows we’ve heard plenty of ignorant , racist statements from those who do have plenty of public speaking experience … Joe Biden , Al Sharpton , Jesse Jackson and others immediately leap to mind . 

Watch Ms Davis’s video below and make up your own mind . Remember that the MSM has a vested interest in protecting the powers that be and in no way reflect the interests of the public at large . They are to all appearances now nothing more than mouthpieces of the State .

 

 

 

    This is just another attempt to shout “Squirrel” and deflect attention from the larger point that the Federal government becomes more burdensome and overbearing by the day and the average citizen is becoming wise to that fact despite the MSM’s Herculean attempts to preserve the status quo .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Allen Calls California Socialist State

 

 

 

 

    Come to California , you can sleep on the streets and if you stay long enough the State will give you free stuff . Phones , Birkenstocks , cargo shorts … even a Tesla … LOL

Niger Innis: Cliven Bundy ‘Clumsily’ Stated An Important Point

 

 

Niger Innis

 

 

 

” After a lengthy conversation, embattled Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy finally understood the racist tone of his remarks and apologized privately, according to Niger Innis, the national spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality.

  Many of those who came to the support of the 67-year-old fled for cover when The New York Times quoted him as saying he was “wondering” if blacks are better off now than they were under slavery.

  Innis, who is running for Congress in Nevada, told J.D. Hayworth on “America’s Forum” on Newsmax TV that he spoke with Bundy for about an hour on Thursday and finally got him to realize the repugnant nature of his comments.

  Innis said that he does not believe Bundy to be inherently racist but said that he “clumsily” used a bad metaphor to try and make an important point.

” What would’ve been better is if Cliven had said, ‘Look, there are a number of blacks and Latinos and poor whites now that are involved in a real slavery which is the slavery of government dependence,'” Innis said. “I’m up here in Tonopah, which is part of my district, and I was just talking with a local businesswoman who pointed across the street and talked to me about low income housing or free government subsidized housing and how the people there do not work because they don’t have to.

They may not even know that they are slaves, but there is in fact a neoslavery that exists. When you take out individual initiative, individual responsibility and the hope that every individual is born with, to better their lives, to climb the economic ladder, to pursue happiness, that is in fact a neoslavery.”

 

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