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  • MOTRAN calls for changes in I-14 route (political fight)

    06/01/2017 10:57:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | May 7, 2017 | Trevor Hawes
    Talks have been bubbling in recent months about making major route changes to Interstate 14, but the primary organization behind the push says it’s facing resistance from a West Texas representative and the state’s senior senator. Regional transportation lobby group Midland-Odessa Transportation Alliance (MOTRAN) has pushed to change the congressionally approved western route of I-14, also known as the Forts to Ports Highway and the Gulf Coast Strategic Highway System. Forts to Ports aims to connect Fort Bliss in El Paso with Fort Hood in Central Texas and Fort Polk in Louisiana. The plan also connects to military deployment ports...
  • 7 things we know about the I-85 bridge collapse two weeks later

    04/27/2017 10:56:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 18, 2017 | Fiza Pirani
    It’s been at least two weeks since a massive fire caused a section of I-85 to collapse, throwing metro Atlanta traffic into gridlock and leaving many wondering who exactly was to blame. » The latest: Man charged with I-85 bridge fire pleads not guilty, to be released on bond Here’s what we know so far: Who’s at fault? Basil Eleby, 39, was charged with starting the fire. On Tuesday, April 18, Eleby pleaded not guilty to arson and criminal trespass charges and is expected to be released on a $10,000 signature bond. According to AJC’s Rhonda Cook, Fulton County Superior...
  • Sens. Cruz, Lee Fight for Religious Freedom for Military Service Members

    06/17/2013 10:03:58 AM PDT · by LUV W · 25 replies
    Ted Cruz, US Senator, Texas ^ | Monday, June 17, 2013 | Ted Crus, Senator from Texas
    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced two amendments to protect the religious liberties of military service members, both of which passed last week in the Senate Armed Services Committee’s consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
  • Shock Video: Gun Rights Advocate's Staff Helped Write Background Check Bill (S 649)

    04/14/2013 8:56:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/13/13 | Daylight Disinfectant
    An influential Gun Rights Advocate actually helped write the Background Check Bill coming up before the Senate this coming week. Alan Gottlieb, Executive Vice President of the Second Amendment Foundation, speaking candidly at a GOP gathering on Friday claimed that his staff had actually helped write the bill. He went on to describe how the Bill would be a step in the right direction for gun control advocates. "There's a Million other checks in there it's a Christmas Tree," bragged Gottlieb, "We just hung a Million Ornaments on it." "Unfortunately some of my colleagues haven't quite figured it out yet...
  • NRA president: Anti-gun advocates threatened to kill my kids

    01/31/2013 4:57:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Wahington Times ^ | 1/31/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, NRA President David Keene said gun-control activists threatened to kill his son and daughter. The threats began soon after the Newtown, Conn., shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which thrust the NRA to the forefront of the gun control debate. “Civility is only required of us, civility doesn’t count for them,” the NRA president told The Caller. is set to publish the interview on Monday, Feb. 4.
  • The Seven Varieties of Gun Control Advocate

    02/17/2012 5:19:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    JPFO ^ | 1999 | Gus Cotey, Jr.
    The right of decent private citizens to personally possess, transport, and responsibly use arms without government interference is the ultimate freedom and the main pillar supporting all other liberties. Few cultures have allowed their general population access to weapons, the tools of power, to the same degree as the United States. Instead, most societies have restricted the keeping and bearing of arms to a select few power brokers and their agents, often resulting in oppression on a grand scale. Despite a massive amount of historical evidence to the contrary, there is a substantial body of Americans, many occupying positions of...
  • In Op-Ed, President Obama Advocates For ‘Common Sense’ Gun Control

    03/13/2011 5:00:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Matt Schneider ^ | 3/13/11 | Matt Schneider
    On a smaller platform than some may have hoped, President Obama wrote an op-ed in today’s Arizona Daily Star launching his intention to tackle serious and “common sense” gun control. Two months after the Tucson, Arizona shooting tragedy, Obama seems to be searching for middle ground on the issue in an effort to protect “our children’s futures.” Obama first reaffirmed he has no intention of confiscating guns: Now, like the majority of Americans, I believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. . . . And, in fact, my administration has not curtailed the rights of...
  • Teen prostitutes get new status

    02/26/2011 6:14:00 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 58 replies
    Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune ^ | February 26, 2011 | PAT PHEIFER and JIM ANDERSON
    County prosecutors from across the metro said Friday they are overhauling their policies to ensure that juvenile prostitutes are treated as crime victims instead of criminals, even as some regions of the state see an uptick in teen prostitution cases. "We need to do the right thing as it relates to children who are victims of prostitution," said Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, who was joined at a news conference by prosecutors, police chiefs and victim advocates from across the Twin Cities. "I believe we should be doing everything we can to get them out of the system, and never...
  • County Settles Case of Pro-Life Advocates Strip Searched

    12/27/2010 4:12:56 PM PST · by julieee · 9 replies ^ | December 27, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    County Settles Case of Pro-Life Advocates Strip Searched Bel Air, MD -- Harford County officials have settled a case involving a federal lawsuit attorneys filed on behalf of pro-life women who were shackled and strip searched after peacefully protesting abortion in Maryland.
  • Abortion Practitioner Points Gun at Praying Pro-Life Advocates

    10/04/2010 8:26:37 AM PDT · by julieee · 26 replies ^ | October 4, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion Practitioner Points Gun at Praying Pro-Life Advocates Charleston, SC -- An abortion practitioner reportedly brandished a gun when heading to do abortions at the Charleston Women's Medical Center abortion facility in West Ashley, South Carolina on Saturday morning. Gary Boyle, 62, lives in Tennessee, but does abortions at the facility near Charleston.
  • Gay advocates' changing tune about homosexuality

    06/13/2009 5:08:08 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 18 replies · 1,299+ views ^ | June 11, 2009 | By Mary Ann Kreitzer
    The British mom who expressed concern about her son being placed in foster care with two homosexuals (See article.) has good reason to be concerned. Research shows that children raised in homosexual homes are 7 times more likely to be homosexual. What's the surprise? Children learn what they live. Children of alcoholics are more likely to abuse alcohol. The same with drug abuse. So why the pretense that placing children with homosexuals has no impact on the development of their sexual identities? It's one more big, politically correct lie. Which leads one to ask, what is the real agenda of...
  • Defend the American Use New Media: Redefine citizens’ role in public policy

    07/16/2008 3:48:10 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 2 replies · 124+ views
    RightOnLine.Com ^ | July 16, 2008 | Americans for Prosperity
    For years, the left have been building a superior online political infrastructure, cultivating a powerful online community of activists, dominating the blogosphere, and leaving conservatives at a severe disadvantage in a web 2.0 world. For conservatives tired of being left behind, we invite you to RightOnline. Join leading conservative bloggers and new media experts, America’s foremost experts in grassroots mobilization, representatives from influential conservative organizations, and hundreds of citizen activists this July 18th and 19th in Austin, Texas. RightOnline will serve as a meeting place for the free enterprise movement, focusing on how we can more effectively leverage the power...
  • Jordanian Professor Advocates Suicide Terrorists Use Nuke Bombs

    05/16/2008 3:51:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 304+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 05/16/08 | Hana Levi Julian
    ( Jordanian University lecturer Ibrahim Alloush recommended on Al-Jazeera television this week that suicide bombers be equipped with small nuclear bombs. According to a transcript provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Dr. Alloush said, "Whoever managed to get a martyrdom-seeker into Dimona, should consider how to get martyrdom-seekers into Dimona and elsewhere armed with non-conventional explosives - and perhaps even small nuclear bombs," he stated. "We should think in this direction." Alloush lived for 13 years in the United States, earning graduate degrees at Ohio University and Oklahoma State University, where he earned a doctorate in economics....
  • Advocates organize to thwart US immigration agents

    03/02/2008 11:19:45 AM PST · by BGHater · 21 replies · 117+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 01 Mar 2008 | Michael Martinez
    Phone trees among tools used to thwart federal agents RESEDA, Calif. - When federal immigration officers visited over three days last October looking for an illegal Salvadoran immigrant, a neighborhood watch kicked into action each time. Dozens of immigrants, legal and illegal, phoned one another, warning of a raid. "I called my sister in the building next door and another sister in this building," said Maria, who said she is an illegal immigrant from Mexico and has two children who are U.S.-born citizens. She asked that her full name not be used. "They came and knocked on doors, but no...
  • Gov (Deval Patrick) rips feds' treatment of illegals...

    03/09/2007 5:44:58 AM PST · by Bluestateredman · 25 replies · 786+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03/09/07 | Casey Ross
    Gov (Deval Patrick) rips feds' treatment of illegals...
  • CA: Advocates advise immigrants after sweeps

    03/04/2007 10:22:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 557+ views
    Advocates have launched a campaign to educate immigrants about their rights following a series of arrests in Southern California and across the nation. Legal aid and nonprofit groups have joined forces to hold town hall meetings, hand out information packets and produce a DVD to prepare illegal immigrants for future law enforcement sweeps. The outreach is part of a broader effort by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, American Immigration Lawyers Assn. and other organizations seeking reforms. In recent months Immigration and Customs Enforcement has assigned four teams of agents to the Los Angeles area to search for criminals, fugitives and...
  • Immigration advocates decry proposed citizenship rules (fee hike,'digital barrier',paperwork,tests)

    10/29/2006 8:39:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 841+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/29/06 | AP
    LOS ANGELES Proposed federal measures, including fee hikes and online filing requirements, threaten to hinder the ability of some legal immigrants to become U.S. citizens, immigrant rights groups warn. Last week, advocates sent a joint letter to the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, expressing concern about application fee increases that could double to $800, a "digital barrier" of a mandatory online filing system, extensive new paperwork and a revised history and civics test they fear could be more difficult. The coalition of more than 230 religious, labor and immigrant rights groups said the rules would disproportionately hinder Mexican...
  • California court hands defeat to advocates of gay marriage (1st District Court of Appeal)

    10/05/2006 5:49:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 645+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/5/06 | Lisa Leff - ap
    A state appeals court upheld California's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday, dealing a critical defeat to a movement hungry for a win after high courts in two other states upheld similar bans. In reversing the March 2005 ruling of a San Francisco trial judge, the 1st District Court of Appeal agreed with the state's attorney general, who argued it is up to the Legislature, not the courts, to change the traditional definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman. "We conclude California's historical definition of marriage does not deprive individuals of a vested fundamental right," the...
  • Immigrant advocates to boycott Univision

    04/14/2006 9:54:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 1,303+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 4/14/06 | Sara A. Carter
    Immigrant-rights advocates demanded Thursday that the nation's largest Spanish-language television network publicly apologize for an e-mail they say was distributed throughout the company asking employees not to participate or promote the planned nationwide "Day Without a Latino" event on May 1. Plans to boycott Univision Communications Inc. and its affiliates were set to go forth Monday if the demands for a retraction were not met. Univision did not return phone calls for comment. The e-mail was distributed at a Riverside meeting by Armando Navarro, a UCR professor and immigration activist, who said that an executive with Univision distributed the memorandum...
  • Rice Doctrine Advocates 'Soft Power' To Defend US

    03/16/2006 6:41:19 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 450+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-17-2006 | Alec Russell
    Rice doctrine advocates 'soft power' to defend US By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 17/03/2006) The long-awaited new United States national security strategy unveiled yesterday will almost certainly come to be known as the Condoleezza Rice doctrine. It is assertive yet nuanced, reflecting the shift in US foreign policy since she became secretary of state last year. Condoleezza Rice on board the Port Royal The 49-page document pays homage to its revolutionary September 2002 predecessor which unveiled to a wary world Washington's new- found belief in pre-emption and the abandonment of America's Cold War policy of deterrence. It has a...