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Walmart manager fired for stopping shoplifter – NY Daily News

A vigilante Walmart manager, who stopped a shoplifter and took a punch to the face for his trouble, has been terminated.

Man Stops Robbery with His Taser, Is Charged with Felony Possession of a Weapon – Hit & Run :

Steele is being charged with possession of an electronic weapon, which is a felony, because he doesn’t have a concealed carry permit for his Taser.

Proposed Indiana voting law changes draw objections | Local News – WLWT Home

lawmakers are taking up Republican-backed proposals to eliminate straight party-line voting on state ballots and require the use of voter identification numbers for mail-in absentee ballots, moves that Democrats argue will make voting more difficult and could hurt turnout.

San Francisco Minimum Wage Law Claims Scalp of Great Science Fiction/Fantasy Specialty Bookstore – Hit & Run :

The change in will mean our payroll will increase roughly 39%.  That increase will in turn bring up our total operating expenses by 18%.  To make up for that expense, we would need to increase our sales by a minimum of 20%.  We do not believe that is a realistic possibility for a bookstore in San Francisco at this time.

Some California Schools Now Grading Students for ‘Grit’ & ‘Sensitivity’ | CNS News

In addition to evaluating students on their academic proficiency, at least two California districts will also be them on their “” and “sensitivity.”

School worksheet tells kids GOP thinks helping poor ‘waste of money,’ parent claims | Fox News

A Wisconsin mother claims her 16-year-old son’s classroom assignment last week described Republicans as opposed to helping the poor because “it’s a .”

University of Michigan Spends $16,000 Telling Students Not to Say Offensive Words, Like ‘Crazy’ – Hit & Run :

like “I want to die,” and “that test raped me”; it also includes downright inoffensive words like “crazy” and “insane.”

Oregon Judge: Baker Who Ran Business Based On Her Christian Faith Discriminated Against Lesbians « Pat Dollard

An administrative law judge in Oregon has ruled against Melissa Klein’s effort to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a lesbian couple after Klein declined to make their wedding because of her biblical belief that marriage is the sacred union of one man and one woman. A hearing in March will now determine what fines will be levied against Klein for “damages” suffered by the lesbians.

Senate Committee To Hear Religious Freedom Bills | News – Indiana Public Media

A Senate committee today will hear two versions of legislation that Senate GOP Leader David Long, R-Fort Wayne, says will help protect Hoosiers’ religious liberty.

Brian Williams Definitely Owns A Piece Of The Chopper That Crashed In The Bin Laden Raid | The Daily Caller

One of the most delicious ironies of ’ predicament is that he’s being brought down by the very people he disdains: those filthy, miserable bloggers.

Another Lie… Brian Williams Exaggerated Claim He Was Nearly Hit By Katyusha Rocket (Video) | The Gateway Pundit

NBC News anchor Brian Williams likely exaggerated another helicopter story. The liberal reporter said he was nearly hit by a Katyusha rocket while in Israel.

The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever – Telegraph

When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.

Flashback: Meteorologist Anthony Watts on ‘adjusted’ U.S. temperature data: ‘In the business and trading world, people go to jail for such manipulations of data’ | Climate Depot

‘A major and ongoing federal effort has been to try and cram these numbers into the box imposed by the theory that gives the government the most power—i.e., strong .’

Climategate 2.0: New E-Mails Rock The Global Warming Debate

A new batch of 5,000 emails among scientists central to the assertion that humans are causing a global warming crisis were anonymously released to the public yesterday, igniting a new firestorm of controversy nearly two years to the day after similar emails ignited the Climategate scandal.