General view of Platinum Pleasures in the Hunts Point section of New York.
A shuttered South Bronx strip club could go from stripper poles to pews if one pastor has his way.
Platinum Pleasures, the last remaining strip club in Hunts Point, has shut its doors — but in lieu of lap dances, a neighborhood pastor wants to turn the former jiggle joint into a place of worship.
Pastor Reggie Stutzman of the Real Life Church inside shuttered Hunts Point strip club Platinum Pleasures. Stutzman would like to turn the former jiggle joint into a house of worship.
“A place that wreaked havoc in many ways could become a place of redemption,” Pastor Reggie Stutzman of the Real Life Church said of the club, where a “For Sale” sign was hoisted last Friday. “We want to put something there that the community can be proud of.”
Conservative firebrand Ted Cruz launches political convention with crowd-pleasing demand to abolish the IRS
Ted Cruz, the rock-ribbed conservative Texas senator who figures to be a factor in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, told thousands of conservatives Thursday morning that the IRS should go the way of the dodo.
'We need to abolish the IRS,' he said, calling instead for a flat income tax rate and a user-friendly tax return that can be filed on a postcard.
That verbal gauntlet, thrown as much at a near-century of tax collection as at the Obama administration, was Cruz's biggest applause line.
'By virtue of your being here today,' he jokingly cautioned the nation's largest annual gathering of politically conservative activists, 'tomorrow each and every one of you is going to be audited by the IRS.'Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2574773/We-need-abolish-IRS-Conservative-firebrand-Ted-Cruz-launches-political-convention-direct-assault-U-S-tax-authority.html#ixzz2vCvehD7d
Ten-year-old fifth-grader Nathan Entingh was suspended last week for pointing his finger like a gun.According to The Columbus Dispatch, Entingh's suspension letter listed his offense as a "level 2 lookalike firearm." Entingh is a student at Devonshire Alternative Elementary School, where principal Patricia Price says she's "warned students about pretend gun play numerous times this year." School district spokesman Jeff Warner said Entingh "put his finger to the side of another student's head and pretended to shoot." He added, "The kids were told, 'If you don't stop doing this type of stuff, there will be consequences."
Pro-life leaders have noticed that not a single panel or specific speaker on life issues has been scheduled for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which is supposed to be the preeminent annual gathering of conservatives in America.Pro-lifers note there are important panels on the IRS scandal, immigration, Common Core, privacy, gun control, and criminal justice reform--issues in which pro-lifers would be keenly interested. Pro-lifers generally pride themselves on being “full spectrum conservatives”; that is, supporters of the three-legged stool: economics, national security, and moral issues. So they would not complain about panels covering these issues. But they note other panels on career counseling, methods of making friends, pot smoking, making posts go Upworthy, and even one on Vaccines vs. Leeches, and wonder if there is no room for a panel or two on life issues--issues that motivate a tremendous number of grassroots activists who also vote conservative. Read full story on breitbart.com
Rachel Canning, 18, of Morris Catholic High School in New Jersey, claims her parents, including Sean Canning, the former police chief of Lincoln Park, threw her out of their home two days before her 18th birthday in late October, although her parents insist she moved voluntarily. (MyFoxNY.com)
A New Jersey honor student is suing her parents in a potentially precedent-setting lawsuit for financial support and to force them to pay for college.
Rachel Canning, 18, of Morris Catholic High School, claims her parents threw her out of their Lincoln Park home two days before her 18th birthday in late October, although her parents insist she moved voluntarily. Both parties are scheduled to appear before a judge in Morristown on Tuesday.Read full story on www.foxnews.com