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California relies on thousands of inmates paid dollars a day to fight raging wildfires

KQED is reporting that nearly half of the firefighters battling the Bully Fire blaze in Shasta County, California are inmates from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). The CDCR created a Conservation Camp program in order “to provide the cooperative agencies with an able-bodied, trained work force for…

Harlem pastor: God curses ‘homo’ supporters with ‘cancer HIV syphilis’ — then hell

A New York pastor warned last week that church members who supported LGBT people would be cursed by God with “cancer HIV syphilis stroke madness itch then hell.” On the sign in front of his Atlah World Missionary Church in Harlem, Rev. James David Manning backed up an anti-gay message…

WATCH: Texas open carry advocates fume after ‘skanky topless libtards’ disrupt pro-gun rally

Come and Take It Texas, a group affiliated with the open carry movement, is complaining that topless protestors are ruining their monthly walks in support of gun rights. They are being “trolled by skanky topless libtards,” one post on the group’s Facebook page reads. Another post identifies the counter-protestors as…

Fox host: Living wage supporters think workers were born with ‘deficiencies’

Hosts of Fox News and Fox Business on Monday lashed out at workers who compared their struggle for higher pay to the civil rights movement, arguing that anyone who chose to work a minimum wage job was saying that they were born with “deficiencies” that kept them from getting higher…

GOP lawmakers: Disarm federal ‘Gestapo’ agents over ‘completely insane’ Bundy response

Republican congressmen blasted the Bureau of Land Management last week for their handling of the April standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy over unpaid grazing fees. “Whether Bundy was right or wrong, was the BLM’s response reasonable?” said Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA). “Anyone watching that unfolding fiasco can answer it…

IL cop shoots 6-year-old girl’s pet in head as she watches: ‘The dog wasn’t doing anything’

Police in Illinois promised a full investigation over the weekend after a Chicago-area officer shot a family’s dog in the head as its 6-year-old owner watched. Mother Nicole Echlin told WMAQ that their 1-year-old shepherd-mix Apollo escaped on Friday, and the family was returning home just as officers from the…

Tow truck driver shot to death after repossessing car from LA parking lot

Police are seeking multiple suspects in the fatal shooting of a tow truck driver in Los Angeles. The 50-year-old driver, whose name was not released, had legally repossessed a car shortly before 4 a.m. from a 7-Eleven parking lot in Compton, reported KTLA-TV. Multiple vehicles followed the tow truck driver…

Vietnam’s taste for ‘little tiger’ leaves cat owners in constant fear

The enduring popularity of “little tiger” as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban. At an unassuming restaurant next to a carwash in central Hanoi, a cat is prepared for hungry clients: drowned, shaved…

Koala survives terrifying 54-mile freeway ride by clinging to bottom of car that struck him

Timberwolf the koala was lucky to be alive Monday after surviving a terrifying 54.5-mile ride down a busy Australian freeway clinging to the bottom of a car. The 4-year-old male, who survived with nothing more than a torn nail, was struck by the vehicle near Maryborough in Queensland state on…

Man killed, daughter hurt when plane crash-lands on Florida beach

A man was killed and his daughter injured on Sunday when a small plane crash-landed on a Florida beach, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said. The pilot of the single-engine Piper Cherokee had placed a distress call to Venice airport on Florida’s west coast around 2:45 p.m. local time, officials…

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