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  • Several small fires being investigated for possible connection [Brown Canyon]

    04/18/2014 1:30:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — After a number of small suspicious fires erupted in and around the Sierra Vista area over the last 24 hours, local fire officials have requested assistance from state fire investigators to determine if there is any connection between them. One of the fires occurred at about midnight Thursday in the lower area of Ramsey Canyon, near the trail head for Brown Canyon, said Fry Fire Chief Bill Miller. The fire was extinguished after burning less than an acre. On Wednesday afternoon, Palominas Fire District personnel responded to a brush fire in the area of Highway 92 and...
  • How Hard Is It To Shoot Down A Small Drone? [Video](shooting range day & night w/tracers)

    04/18/2014 9:59:56 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 37 replies
    Popular Science ^ | April 14, 2014 | Kelsey D. Atherton
    A group of hobbyists with a weirdly extensive machine gun collection decided to try a modern update to drone target practice. In this case, the targets were smaller drones ranging in size from remote-control toy airplanes to larger flying wings, about as big as the Army's hand-tossed RQ-11 Raven. Instead of special anti-air weapons, they tried a few different machine guns, which are more representative of the weapons insurgents might aim at drones. While many of the bullets fired hit the drones, it took direct hits to the tiny drone engines to make them stop flying. Verdict: It's possible to...
  • With colors cased, 40th readies for next mission

    04/18/2014 8:18:49 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra ra Herald ^ | Bill Hess
    FORT HUACHUCA — The Renegades of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion are leaving. Well at least 60 percent of the 500 soldier-strong battalion are heading to Afghanistan, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates on a nine-month deployment. The last remaining battalion of the 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade on the fort, the 40th has been deployed to global hot spots, even prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the United States. Symbolically, the battalion’s commander Lt.Col. David A. Thomas and the unit’s Command Sgt. Maj. John E. Reinburg cased the battalion’s colors held by Spc. Edward...
  • The Rule of the Lawless

    04/16/2014 5:24:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    NRO ^ | April 16, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Deserts always feel like my natural habitat, and I am very fond of them. That being said, I have, for my sins, spent a fair amount of time in Clark County, Nev., and it is not the loveliest stretch of desert in these United States, or even in the top twelve. Protecting the pristine beauty of the sun-baked and dust-caked outskirts of Las Vegas and its charismatic fauna from grazing cattle — which the Bureau of Land Management seems to regard as an Old Testament plague — seems to me to be something less than a critical national priority. At...
  • Just In: Obama Accused By Congressman Of Illegal Action At Bundy Ranch

    04/17/2014 8:33:38 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 127 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 04-17-2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    After the federal Bureau of Land Management agents backed down from their intimidating stance at the Bundy Ranch last weekend, ample evidence has surfaced indicating the standoff between the government and the Nevada ranching family is far from over. Throughout the weeklong stalemate, members of the Bundy family were physically assaulted by armed officers, numerous cows were shot dead, and protesters faced threats of gunfire for merely expressing their outrage. Immediately after what many considered a victory against a tyrannical federal agency, a number of leftist voices – most notably, Sen. Harry Reid – indicated the action against this family...
  • Arizona Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill for Surprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics

    04/17/2014 2:36:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a pro-life bill that the state’s pro-life groups were pressing for her to sign after approval by the state legislature. HB 2284 would make sure that abortion clinics are treated the same as other medical facilities by allowing for unannounced inspections. arizonalogoHere’s what Center for Arizona Policy President Cathi Herrod has to say about it in an email to LifeNews: “Arizona’s thriving pro-life movement has had another tremendous victory today as Governor Brewer has signed the Women’s Health Protection Act (HB 2284). This law ensures abortion clinics are subject to the same inspection standards...
  • Arizona bill would allow cities to ignore federal rules

    04/16/2014 9:35:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    ap ^ | Apr 15, 2014
    The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that would allow cities and towns to enter restricted federal land without permission in emergencies. ... Republican bill sponsor Rep. Kelly Townsend of Mesa says she was inspired by the battle between the city of Tombstone and the federal government over access to repair its water supply system in the Coronado National Forest. She says local authorities should have the right to go in where needed without being granted approval first in cases of emergency.
  • Arizona House Passes Bill Allowing Self-Defense Killing Of Endangered Wolves

    04/16/2014 9:44:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    KRWG News ^ | April 16, 2014
    The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a Senate bill allowing ranchers to kill endangered wolves in self-defense. Senate Bill 1211 would allow livestock owners to kill a Mexican gray wolf if one was caught attacking livestock or a person. Wildlife activists say the bill violates the federal Endangered Species Act. But a staff attorney says the bill has been watered down and now meets constitutional requirements.
  • Brewer signs law permitting unannounced inspections of Arizona abortion clinics

    04/16/2014 8:16:57 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Tucson Daily Star ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation Tuesday allowing the state Department of Health to make unannounced inspections of abortion clinics without first getting a warrant from a judge. Backers of HB 2284 said there is no reason to exempt abortion clinics from the same regulations that apply to all other health-care facilities. Foes said the clinics need protection because there is a heightened need for privacy both for patients and staff. The new law could wind up in court before it takes effect later this summer. In a 2004 ruling, a federal appeals court voided an identical provision, ruling the statute’s...
  • Air Force general backs A-10 retention

    04/16/2014 8:12:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 99 replies
    Tucson Daily Star ^ | Joe Ferguson
    A top Air Force official had one word to describe the proposed cuts threatening to ground the A-10 fleet. “Heinous.” Rep. Ron Barber relayed the comments from Gen. Michael Hostage, the commander of the Air Combat Command, shortly after the pair toured Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to discuss the fate of the iconic attack aircraft known as the Warthog. The commander of the Air Combat Command, Hostage oversees the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan which flies more than 80 A-10s. Barber, flanked by community leaders, asked Hostage to come to Tucson to see the overwhelming community support for the air...
  • Air Tanker Base opens to combat Brown Fire

    SIERRA VISTA — The Forest Service’s Air Tanker Base operations opened earlier than its planned May 10 date, albeit it is currently operating out of the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport, not from Fort Huachuca’s Libby Army Airfield. Gilbert Gil, Coronado National Forests Sierra Vista Ranger District Air Tanker Base manager, said the Army is planning to make repairs to some of the area on the post which support aircraft operations for the Forest Service, requiring the need to move the functions to the city’s airport. Tuesday morning the site on the civilian side of the airfield was busy as three...
  • Portion of Coronado National Forest closed

    04/16/2014 7:53:05 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — A large swath of the Coronado National Forest is being closed off to the public to curb any potential safety hazards that may arise from ongoing emergency fire suppression efforts of the Brown Fire. Most of the closed area is within Fort Huachuca, though the southern portion does fall within public lands. The closure encompasses a number of trails and Forest Service roads and will remain in effect until May 1 or until the order is rescinded. Use of Forest Service Road 5736 is prohibited while the closure is in place, as is the use of Forest...
  • Bill signed allowing surprise inspections of Arizona abortion clinics

    04/15/2014 7:13:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 15, 2014 | BY DAVID SCHWARTZ
    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without first obtaining a warrant, handing another victory to abortion foes. The Republican-backed bill, which gained final legislative approval from the state Senate last week, removes a provision from state law requiring a judge to approve any spot inspections conducted at the nine clinics in Arizona licensed to perform abortions. No other medical facilities in the state require such a warrant for unannounced inspections.
  • POLL: 64 PERCENT OF GOP ARIZONA VOTERS WANT MCCAIN GONE IN 2016

    04/15/2014 5:42:40 PM PDT · by kingattax · 37 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 15 Apr 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A new Citizens United Political Victory Fund poll shows that Republican Arizona voters have had it with Sen. John McCain, even though the senator has signaled his intentions to run for a sixth term in 2016. According to the poll, 64.2 percent of likely GOP primary voters said that they are ready for someone new to take the job and only 29.3 percent signaled a willingness to re-elect McCain. The poll also shows that McCain loses to other potential Arizona Repubican candidates in a primary. McCain loses to Gov. Jan Brewer 47.7 percent to 29 percent and to Rep. Matt...
  • Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

    04/15/2014 1:43:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2014 3:56 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S. Many activists say Obama has been slow to grasp the emotions building within the Latino community as deportations near the 2 million mark for his administration and hopes for immigration legislation fade. With House Republicans unlikely to act on an overhaul, executive action by Obama is increasingly the activists’ only hope.“There is tremendous anger among core constituencies of the president and...
  • 7 Things Conservatives Should Take Away From Last Week’s Siege On Nevada

    04/15/2014 12:59:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 15, 2014 | MICHAEL OBERNDORF
    The events in Nevada this week have made a number of things crystal clear: 1) Our government, at least at the upper management/executive service level, is incredibly corrupt. 2) Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Majority Misleader, is incredibly corrupt. 3) Obama’s Executive Branch, which allowed this situation to take place in the way that it did, is incredibly corrupt. 4) The judicial branch that has consistently allowed “environmentalists” to dictate public land policy is incredibly corrupt. 5) The “environmentalists” and their co-conspirators in Congress who foisted the so-called “Endangered Species Act” and numerous other extreme laws on us, and turned...
  • Gabby Giffords: Hold Hearings on 'Preventing Gun Violence Against Women'

    04/15/2014 9:15:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 4/14/2014 | Susan Jones
    Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) wants members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on "preventing gun violence against women," the first step to passing (gun control) legislation, she says. "[M]any of those who perpetrate violence against women are still allowed easy access to firearms," Giffords wrote this month in an open letter to the Judiciary Committee. Giffords writes that women are more likely than men to be killed or stalked by an intimate partner; and she says having a gun in a household with a history of domestic violence makes it much more likely that a women...
  • Growing Brown Fire draws national concern. Sheriff to develop pre-evacuation plan

    04/15/2014 7:47:16 AM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — The Brown Fire in the Huachuca Mountains, which began Sunday, exploded from nearly 25 acres to about 300 acres of blackened brush and timber with no containment reported as of 7 p..m. Monday. “The rapid expansion in a little more than 24 hours requires a national Type I Incident Management Team which will be in place by 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to Heidi Schewel, spokeswoman for the Coronado National Forest. The expanded size of the fire was done by an airborne GPS survey, she added. Concerns that the fire may spill over into populated areas is leading...
  • Arpaio Ready to Accept Racial Profiling Ruling: Documents

    04/15/2014 7:11:43 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 15 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 04/15/2014 | M. Alex Johnson
    The self-styled "toughest sheriff in America" is prepared to accept a federal judge's finding that he and his Arizona department racially profiled Latinos in violation of the U.S. Constitution, court documents showed Monday. Attorneys for Maricopa County submitted a draft "corrective statement" (PDF) in U.S. District Court in Phoenix acknowledging that the judge had found constitutional violations and stipulating that Joe Arpaio, the county's swaggering sheriff for more than 20 years, wouldn't appeal some of the findings. The turnabout is a dramatic one for the 80-year-old Arpaio, who's insisted that his department never racially profiled Latinos as illegal immigrants while...
  • Obama’s Ambassador to Norway Knows Nothing About Norway

    01/26/2014 5:27:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Norwegians are not happy about the next U.S. ambassador to their country—and for good reason; he’s a top Obama bundler that knows absolutely nothing about Norway, a country he admitted he's never even visited. Asked by Senator John McCain what he thought it was about the "anti-immigration" Progress Party that appealed to Norwegian voters, Greek American businessman George Tsunis seemed unaware of the party's role in the ruling coalition. "You get some fringe elements that have a microphone and spew their hatred," he said in the pre-appointment hearing. "And I will tell you Norway has been very quick to denounce...
  • US diplomats ask Senate to reject Norway nominee

    03/30/2014 4:56:33 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 18 replies
    The Local (Norway) ^ | 27 Mar 2014 22:40 GMT+01:00
    George Tsunis speaking to the US senate in January - Source: Screen Grab Senior members of a professional body representing US diplomats have called on the country's Senate to reject George Tsunis, the nominee ambassador for Norway. Tsunis committed a serious of embarrassing blunders in his January pre-appointment hearing, which led one Norwegian politician to call for a public apology from Barack Obama, the US President. On March 7, fifteen former presidents of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) wrote a letter to key US Senators including former Presidential candidate John McCain, urging them to reject President Obama's nominee...
  • Where was the Reverend Al when police killed Hispanic Iraq war vet Jose Guerena?

    03/24/2012 1:20:13 AM PDT · by jay0718 · 9 replies
    Generation Snooki ^ | March 24, 2012 | Jay Stephenson
    Where was the Reverend Al when police killed Hispanic Iraq war vet Jose Guerena? Jay Stephenson GenerationSnooki.com March 24 2012 On May 5 last year, former Marine and Iraq war veteran Jose Guerena was just minding his business before police raided his Arizona home and opened fire, releasing more than 70 rounds in 7 seconds while his wife Vanessa and 4-year old son listened from a nearby closet. Armed with SWAT gear and an armored carrier, police no knock raided the Guerena home searching for illegal drugs that were never found. He was suspected of taking part in a marijuana...
  • Phoenix fire department loses keys for businesses

    04/15/2014 12:25:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2014 7:29 PM EDT | Paul Davenport
    The Phoenix Fire Department said Monday it can’t account for hundreds of keys for lock boxes that allow firefighters responding to fires or alarms to enter thousands of businesses and apartment complexes when they are closed. Deputy Chief David Carter blamed poor record keeping over the past 15 years for the missing 850 keys but said there’s no indication they have been used for criminal purposes. “Our accountability isn’t the best here,” he said. …
  • Questions Raised About Senator Reid’s Connection to Bundy Ranch Dispute

    04/14/2014 11:50:45 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    NewAmerican ^ | April 14, 2014 | Written by Warren Mass
    The standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) deescalated on April 12, when the bureau announced that it will stop its operation to confiscate Bundy’s cattle.But another aspect to this ongoing story is jumping: The blogosphere is alive with allegations that Senator Harry Reid (pictured), and his son, Rory, have motivations of their own for wanting Bundy’s cattle off the disputed lands.Though the major media announced that a “deal” had been reached between Bundy and the BLM, Bundy explained what transpired differently in an interview with KLAS TV in Las Vegas: “There is...
  • Trout crusade goes to Washington: Angius presents county’s case for return of stocking program

    04/14/2014 9:34:08 PM PDT · by Hildy · 15 replies
    Mohave Daily News ^ | April 14, 2014 | Neil Young
    BULLHEAD CITY — Mohave County will explore every avenue to keep the 50-year-old Willow Beach Fish Hatchery Rainbow Trout Stocking Program going, said District 2 Mohave County Sup. Hildy Angius, R-Bullhead City. Angius also serves as Board of Supervisors chairwoman. In March, Angius submitted documents to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Natural Resources Committee and as a result was invited to testify before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies on Thursday. Angius paid for the trip to Washington from her Board of Supervisors travel allowance. Angius said she made the right decision in testifying....
  • Fact Check: Kissinger Defends McCain's Iran Stance

    09/27/2008 5:15:03 AM PDT · by kellynla · 8 replies · 910+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | September 26, 2008 | staff
    ABC News' Kirit Radia Reports: Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger came to the defense of longtime friend Sen. John McCain following Friday's presidential debate saying he "would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level." "Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain. We do not agree on everything, but we do agree that any negotiations...
  • Sheriff: Feds strategize for 'raid' on ranch [Sheriff Mack]

    04/14/2014 4:29:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 498 replies
    WND ^ | April 14, 2014
    Warning follows threat from Harry Reid that grazing dispute 'not over' The chief of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association says his sources inside the federal government are warning that Washington’s weekend retreat in a dispute over grazing land in Nevada was just to distract and defuse – because a raid on the family’s ranch still is being strategized. And there probably would be violence involved, said Richard Mack, the former sheriff of Grisham County, Ariz. “I don’t think it would be possible” to launch a raid without violence, he told WND Monday. “I don’t the Bundys would lie...
  • NEW VIDEO FEATURES AL FRANKEN PLAYING WITH HIS TRAFFIC CONE BOOBS

    04/14/2014 2:42:53 PM PDT · by bkopto · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 14, 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A new video obtained by Breitbart News shows the former comedian and left-wing pundit playing with a pair of traffic cones pretending they were a pair of female breasts. Franken is seen in the video holding two cones to his chest and grinning in an apparent flash of comedy. The footage was taken in June 2012 at a fundraiser breakfast in Paradise Valley, Arizona, according to a source who provided the video. The event was held in support of Democratic Senate candidate Dr. Richard Carmona, who challenged Republican Senator Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. after Sen. Jon Kyl, R-AZ retire
  • Fire in Huachucas thought to be human caused

    04/14/2014 2:55:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — The Coronado National Forest Service assigned fire resources, to include air tankers, to suppress a fire burning high in the Huachuca Mountains, near Garden Canyon, on Sunday afternoon. Spokeswoman Heidi Schewel said the fire, called the Brown Fire, is thought to be human caused, because there was no lightning in the area, and is under investigation. In her last report, received at about 4:30 p.m., the fire was burning 5 acres in a remote location near the Miller Peak wilderness area. An air attack unit is mapping and monitoring the fire and the forest service has also...
  • Brown Fire now at 25 acres. Hot Shot crew from Silver City, N.M. now on the scene

    04/14/2014 2:49:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Helicopters are being used to get access and fight the growing Brown Fire near Garden Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains Monday morning. Firefighters from the State Wildland department, based from Fort Grant, will be joined by a Hot Shot crew from Silver City, N.M., on the fireline, when they can be airlifted to the remote scene. Right now, helicopters are using a staging area in Lower Garden Canyon to refill for water drops, and to conduct an aerial survelliance of the fire. About 60 firefighters, including inmates from the Douglas correctional facility, will be airlifted to begin the work of...
  • Arizona Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Could Be Listed As Threatened Bird Species

    04/14/2014 9:33:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    KJZZ ^ | April 10, 2014 | Steve Shadley
    A bird native to Arizona and other western states could be listed as a threatened species by the federal government. The Yellow-billed Cuckoo lives along the Verde, Colorado and San Pedro Rivers in Arizona. It also can be found at the Gila River and Rio Grande in New Mexico and the Sacramento and Kern Rivers in California. Federal officials said the bird’s habitat is shrinking because of dams and other construction projects on the rivers, plus cattle grazing.
  • Trump: ‘I Would Build a Border Fence Like You Have Never Seen Before’

    04/13/2014 4:16:17 PM PDT · by equalator · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-12-14 | Robert Wilde
    Donald Trump said that “not only is Obamacare a disaster, it is the single greatest lie that I have ever witnessed. As far as immigration is concerned, Trump boasted that he is a builder and that he likes to build things. He said that, if he was in charge of America, “I would build a border fence like you have never seen before.”
  • Citizens Rise Up – The Real Nevada Story the Media Won’t Show You (Video)

    04/13/2014 12:20:16 PM PDT · by montag813 · 286 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-13-2014 | Gina Cassini
    Nevada Standoff: April 12th - A historic day when the people rose up and forced tyrants to retreat.by Gina Cassini | Top Right News The media's version of the end of the Bundy Ranch siege is that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) simply "left" the ranch and "returned" the cattle out of the goodness of their hearts. CBS News even outrageously reported that the BLM "released the cattle to help restore order and avoid violence"! This despite widely-seen video of BLM thugs tasing Bundy's son and shoving a pregnant woman to the ground. And the protesters never threatened violence in any way...
  • Nevada Militia To Feds: ‘Control Our Borders, Not Our Ranchers’

    04/13/2014 6:20:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    CBS LAS VEGAS ^ | April 11, 2014
    The rural Nevada showdown between federal government officials and militia members protecting rancher Cliven Bundy has evolved into a battle of government “tyranny,” with many newly arriving militiamen rolling in to draw a line in the dirt about 70 miles northeast of Las Vegas. ... “This is a better education than being in school! I’m glad I brought you. I’m a good mom,” Ilona Ence, a 49-year-old mother from St. George and Bundy relative who brought her four teenage children to the ranch, told the Las Vegas Sun. “They’re learning about the Constitution.” Ence’s teenage sons posted up a sign...
  • Live now,press conference Bundy Ranch [live video action in Nevada]

    User Actions Follow ✨✨ Starr ✨✨ ‏@Gator_Girl_2489 Pay attention people!! WATCH http://www.ustream.tv/channel/thepetesantillishow … #BundyRanch Reply Retweet Favorite More
  • Giant Tesla battery factory producing 'affordable' electric cars at $35,000? [Nevada solar?]

    04/12/2014 3:07:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Drum ^ | February 27, 2014 | Noel Young
    "......The California car firm yesterday revealed plans for the factory that would employ up to 6,500 people , cover 1,000 acres, and cost $5 billion, said the Wall Street Journal, Solar and wind farms would at least in part supply the huge power needs of the plant in either Nevada, New Mexico, or Arizona. Reno is thought to be a favorite. Tesla needs its own production to hit its cost target for a more affordable car. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk's idea is a "Gigafactory" that takes in raw materials and produces finished lithium-ion batteries. He has said he intends...
  • Judges: ‘Law Provides Executive No Authority’ to Cut Drug Sentences As Holder Did

    04/11/2014 5:50:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 11, 2014 - 9:35 AM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Two federal judges on the U.S. Sentencing Commission said Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder stepped “outside the legal system” and exceeded the authority of the executive branch by sending “improper instruction” to federal prosecutors to reduce drug sentences before they were officially approved by either the commission or Congress. “I have been surprised at the attorney general’s steps taken to proceed with this reduction outside of the legal system set up and established by the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984,” Judge Ricardo Hinojosa, the commission’s vice chair, said during a public hearing in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building...
  • THE BUNDY DAUGHTER SPEAKS OUT ON GOVERNMENT TERRORISM AGAINST HER FAMILY! (Nevada Rancher)

    04/10/2014 11:32:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 367 replies
    America's Freedom Fighters ^ | Apr 9, 2014 | Clark Kent
    By SHIREE BUNDY COX: I have had people ask me to explain my dad’s stance on this BLM fight. Here it is in as simple of terms as I can explain it. There is so much to it, but here it is in a nut shell. My great grandpa bought the rights to the Bunkerville allotment back in 1887 around there. Then he sold them to my grandpa who then turned them over to my dad in 1972. These men bought and paid for their rights to the range and also built waters, fences and roads to assure the survival...
  • Militias head to Nevada rancher’s standoff with feds: We’re not ‘afraid to shoot’

    04/11/2014 11:23:53 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 382 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2014
    Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s decades-long battle against the federal government over grazing rights has heated to the point where militia groups have joined in and taken up spots against the feds who’ve circled his land — and talk is, they’re not afraid to open fire. A spokesman for the one of the militia groups said as much to local 8 News Now: I’m not “afraid to shoot,” he said. Margaret Houston, Mr. Bundy’s sister and a cancer survivor, said at a town hall gathering this week that the situation “was like a war zone” and that she felt “like I...
  • Eggstravaganza promises family fun on Saturday

    04/10/2014 9:01:52 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Adam Curtis
    SIERRA VISTA — Parents and families with young children are invited to the Mall at Sierra Vista Saturday morning to hunt for some of the 10,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. “I can’t find them all by myself,” said Ken James, who coordinates Sierra Vista Leisure and Library Services’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza. He recommends parents bring an Easter basket or something to carry the prizes and treats offered at free carnival games and Easter egg hunts, which start at 9 a.m. “Otherwise mom and dad’s hands get full real quick,” James said. In its third year at the mall,...
  • Gen. Utley: EPG not closing. Role of facility vital to the Army

    04/10/2014 8:52:46 AM PDT · by SandRat
    FORT HUACHUCA — Without equivocation, Maj. Gen. Peter D. Utley said, “EPG is not closing.” For some time there has been rumors involving the potential closing of the Electronic Proving Ground, heightened by Department of Defense officials noting the military is being reduced in size. However, Utley, who heads the Army Test and Evaluation Command to which EPG is subordinate, talked about the post high-tech organization Tuesday during EPG’s 60th anniversary. At the Antenna Test Facility, where he participated in the ribbon cutting for the new Small Arc Range, the general talked with the Herald/Review after the ceremony. “The Department...
  • Kerry ‘betrayed and surprised’ by McCain onslaught

    04/09/2014 11:16:06 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 15 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | Olivier Knox
    Secretary of State John Kerry felt “betrayed and surprised” by Republican Sen. John McCain’s withering and highly personal criticisms at a congressional hearing, a senior administration official told Yahoo News on Wednesday. Kerry “felt betrayed and surprised to see McCain so angrily rooting for failure against one of the most internationalist members of the administration,” said the official, who is close to the secretary and requested anonymity to speak candidly about the top diplomat’s reaction. The key word there might be “internationalist.” Republicans long openly contemptuous of President Barack Obama’s cautious handling of world affairs — “leading from behind,” as...
  • Proving grounds celebrates 60 years Anniversary draws praise from Army's top officials

    04/09/2014 1:01:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — The Electronic Proving Ground “plays a key role,” in the Army, said Maj. Gen. Peter D. Utley. And it has done so for “60 years of test excellence” since its establishment, which led to the reopening of Fort Huachuca in 1954. Utley, who heads the Army Test and Evaluation Command, spoke at two ceremonies involving the anniversary, one in the morning, which included a cake cutting, and another during an afternoon ribbon cutting for the Small Arc Range. “We have come a long, long way from when I was a brand new second lieutenant in 1982,” he...
  • Repubs Want Select Benghazi Committee Dems want investigation ended

    04/09/2014 9:04:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Shayrl Atkisson
    Today, three Republican U.S. Senators and one Representative who feel stymied on their investigation into the Benghazi, Libya Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks are calling for House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) to convene a Select Congressional Committee. “Segmenting the investigation will never get to the truth,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is holding a news conference on the effort today with Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC). There have been multiple hearings in the nearly 17 months since the terrorist attacks that killed four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The hearings, subpoenaed...
  • HUME: OBAMA FOREIGN POLICY UNDERGOING 'ACROSS-THE-BOARD SYSTEMS FAILURE,' 'IN DANGER OF COLLAPSE'

    04/09/2014 12:05:53 AM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    VIDEO AT LINK On Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” on Tuesday, network senior political analyst Brit Hume concurred with a statement Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) had made earlier in the day about the failings of the President Barack Obama’s foreign policy under the direction of Secretary of State John Kerry. According to Hume, much of what the Obama administration had aimed to accomplish was reliant on Russia, which as of now has a relationship with the United States in disrepair.
  • Lone Female Democratic Governor Celebrates #EqualPayDay

    04/08/2014 3:25:46 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-8-2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Lone Female Democratic Governor Celebrates #EqualPayDay Andrew Stiles // April 8, 2014 5:01 pm New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D), fourth from left. New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan (D) celebrated “Equal Pay Day” on Tuesday: Governor Hassan Proclaims Equal Pay Day, Urges Support for New Hampshire Paycheck Fairness Act http://t.co/FcVQiPlJZM— Gov. Maggie Hassan (@GovernorHassan) April 8, 2014 Of the 21 Democratic state governors, Hassan is the only woman. From the Democratic Governors Association website:There are four times as many female Republican governors:Women are amazing. Why do Democrats hate them so much?
  • John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’

    04/08/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’ By Ali Weinberg Apr 8, 2014 4:03pm Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry defiantly defended his diplomatic efforts, saying that while ambitious, they were better than doing nothing. While the purpose of Tuesday’s hearing was to pick through the State Department’s budget, it was Kerry’s record that came under scrutiny as his old colleagues on the committee accused him of taking on too many responsibilities with too few results. “I think you’re about to hit the trifecta,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.,...
  • Our View: Good news for the fort. Findings of the Biological Opinion reward fort's efforts

    04/07/2014 2:27:08 PM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/Herald Recview
    Fort Huachuca’s leadership over the years on water conservation has established an indisputable record of accomplishments, which serves to protect the San Pedro River and its watershed. And the surrounding civilian communities have also provided hard work and innovation — actions that other communities with similar challenges now try to emulate. Confirmation that this team is doing things the right way was announced on Friday. Officials from the Army and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reached agreement on a formal Biological Opinion last Monday. For those wondering what the fuss is about, the lack of a Biological Opinion has...
  • For Dems, a problem with seniors

    04/06/2014 3:44:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/06/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Democrats are facing a senior problem that could get even worse this year. The party has traditionally had trouble with older voters, losing the group aged 65 and over by 21 points in 2010 — when Republicans picked up 63 seats — and by 12 points in the 2012 presidential race. Seniors are the GOP’s most reliable voting bloc in midterm years, turning out in higher numbers than Democratic base voters. A recent Gallup poll showed seniors have become even more Republican over the last two decades; in 2013, 48 percent considered themselves Republican. That spells trouble for Democrats, who...
  • Biological opinion favors Fort Huachuca's water efforts

    04/05/2014 7:17:31 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — Current and potential future operations on this southern Arizona Army post do not threaten endangered species on and off the installation. That is the finding of a biological opinion signed Monday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). FWS concluded that the Army’s ongoing and planned operations are not likely to “jeopardize the continued survival or recovery of any threatened and endangered and proposed species or result in adverse modification of existing or proposed critical habitat, on-post or in the nearby San Pedro and Babocomari rivers,” a joint FWS and fort press release on Friday stated....