So saying ‘freaking’ is cursing now? McDonald’s worker allegedly fired for buying firefighters’ meal

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OLEAN, NEW YORK

Heather Levia, 23, says she asked if the company could pick up the tab for the hungry first responders who had just battled a nearby fire. When she was told no, she says, she paid for the meal herself only to be fired the next day.

Her boss claims she had cursed at a superior, but Levia denies the allegation.

“I did say this is ‘freaking’ ridiculous, but it was not implied to anybody,” she told the Olean Times Herald. Tom Meyers, who owns the Olean McDonald’s, said he is an “ardent supporter” of first responders, but he has refused to specify why Levia lost her job.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/mcdonald-worker-fired-buying-firefighters-meal-article-1.1621013#ixzz2uD1Llt2i

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EU´s Ashton to visit Ukraine on Monday

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BRUSSELS: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will visit Ukraine on Monday for talks with key players after the weekend´s dramatic events, which saw parliament appoint an interim leader and ousted president Viktor Yanukovych flee.

She will meet “key stakeholders and discuss the support of the European Union for a lasting solution to the political crisis and measures to stabilise the economic situation,” a statement from her office said Sunday.

The European Union “follows the situation in Ukraine closely,” the statement said, calling on all sides in Ukraine to engage in “meaningful and inclusive dialogue leading to a lasting solution of the crisis”.

It also stressed that the solution must “protect the unity and territorial integrity of the country” and usher in a stable and democratic future

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Still Clueless: Politico Can’t Figure Out Why Ted Cruz Fights GOP Establishment

Conservative Voice Of The People

 Senator Ted Cruz has said that he is doing what the people of Texas elected him to do. 

Still Clueless:  Politico Can’t Figure Out Why Ted Cruz Fights GOP Establishment (via Breitbart)

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The right to bear arms doesn’t stop at the front door

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Last week, in a 2-1 decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a restriction on carrying concealed handguns. The court held that carrying a handgun “outside the home for the lawful purpose of self-defense, though subject to traditional restrictions, constitutes ‘bear[ing] Arms’ within the meaning of the Second Amendment.”

The question of whether the Second Amendment right to bear arms extends to the public is contentious. The 7th Circuit agrees with the 9th Circuit that carrying a gun outside the home is protected by the Constitution, but other courts (the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Circuits) are unsettled on the issue.

This issue should be a no-brainer.

Few people, if any, would dare suggest that any of the other Bill of Rights be limited to the privacy of one’s home.

Does free speech end in the home? No. Do Fourth Amendment privacy rights end in the home? No. So why…

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A bill to punish law enforcement officers who obey a hypothetical federal mandate to seize the firearms of Idaho citizens found no opposition on the Senate floor.

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Bid to punish gun-seizing cops gets Senate support

The Associated PressFebruary 19, 2014

— A bill to punish law enforcement officers who obey a hypothetical federal mandate to seize the firearms of Idaho citizens found no opposition on the Senate floor.

Lawmakers voted 34-0 in favor of the bill Wednesday, clearing its path to the House.

Sen. Steve Vick, a Dalton Gardens Republican who co-sponsors the bill with Meridian Republican Marv Hagedorn, touts it as a way to ensure Idahoans’ Second Amendment rights are protected.

The proposal is a response to fears that President Barack Obama will ban some guns.

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Update: Idaho Senate Un-Holsters Weapons Bills

Rep. Marv Hagedorn’s firearms-related proposal is far from the only gun bill to surface this…

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