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  • Border Patrol agents seize $1.5M worth of pot in weekend crackdown

    12/10/2018 4:08:12 PM PST · by bgill · 6 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 10, 2018 | Tulsi kamath
    U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped 12 smuggling operations and seized nearly two tons of marijuana worth over $1.5 million during a weekend crackdown, officials with Customs and Border Patrol wrote in a press release Monday. On Friday, agents working near Mission, Texas, saw "smugglers utilize a raft filled with bundles of marijuana cross the Rio Grande," officials wrote. On the Texas side of the river, they loaded up a Ford F-150 pick up truck with the pot. "As mobile units responded to the area, the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed," officials wrote. When agents stopped the truck,...
  • Spanish Speakers - Our BP *Opened the Gate* for Illegals..?

    11/23/2018 5:32:25 PM PST · by gaijin · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 23, 2018 | me
    -->Can your Spanish ability help us to understand this video..? YouTube Video: A family of Illegals attempting to cross north into the USA show up at a fenced river. After some vocal protests from the apprehensive kids, the family circumnavigates a chainlink fence and scramble up a riverbank: They cross a short bridge and confront a high chain-link fence with a large, sliding gated panel. The panel can apparently be slid open and closed via remote control. As they collect at the sliding panel, we see on the American side of the fence a single white Border Patrol truck appears....
  • BUSTED: Anti-Trump Consultant Liz Mair Paid $15K A Month By Dictator (WITH UPDATE)

    03/24/2016 2:24:02 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 59 replies
    Gotnews ^ | Nov 24 2015 | Charles Johnson
    Failed political consultant Liz Mair is crowd funding a political attack on billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump and she’s getting noticed. But Mair’s past work as a paid shill of a Muslim dictatorship that jails journalists and activists should make us wonder about her motives, especially as the Middle East once more descends into chaos. Mair was paid $15,000 a month by Ilham Aliyev, the dictator of Azerbaijan, according to documents filed in accordance with the Foreign Registration Act (FARA).
  • Swamp: Guess Who Set Up Andrew McCabe's Legal Fund?

    04/06/2018 6:59:45 PM PDT · by bitt · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/6/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    As Guy wrote, fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe raked in more than $500,000 from leftist sympathizers this week after setting up a legal fund and blasting President Trump. As a reminder, McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and the DOJ Inspector General recommended he be terminated for a lack of candor. But it turns out, McCabe's pay day wasn't a result of a grassroots effort to defend him against false attacks. The GoFundMe page was set up by a Washington, D.C. lobbying firm connected to President Barack Obama. From Law...
  • Which home blood pressure monitor do you use?

    08/20/2018 11:38:19 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 67 replies
    My wife takes my BP manually, but I want to start taking multiple readings in a day. I once had the "best", most expensive unit (or two) that Walgreens sold, but the readings were off. Even in my doctor's office, they've taken my BP electronically then immediately taken it manually, and the readings have been off as much as 20 points on systolic pressure. But I'm thinking that with frequent calibration with my wife's manual readings that we can extrapolate useful info? Can you recommend a good unit?
  • House Republican Proposing Carbon Tax This Week To Replace the Gas Tax

    07/22/2018 7:39:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2018 | Taylor Millard
    Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo is getting ready to introduce a bill repealing the gas tax in exchange for a carbon tax. It seems rather odd the Miami Republican wants to chart this path, especially after the House GOP overwhelmingly denounced the notion of a carbon tax last week, but Curbelo isn’t backing down from his proposal. He told Miami Herald his proposal is just a “first step” in the discussion. When you ask this question in a vacuum, is any tax detrimental to economic growth? It’s usually going to be yes…But when you put it in context and you...
  • Calls To Abolish ICE Omit That Majority Of Immigrants Agency Arrests Are Convicted Criminals

    07/05/2018 12:09:39 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 3 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 03 July 2018
    As a growing number of Democrats and their allies call for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), it’s important to remember that the overwhelming majority of illegal immigrants arrested by the agency have criminal convictions.
  • Benghazi: Hillary Clinton Adviser Sidney Blumenthal Had Financial Stake In US Libya Policy

    10/15/2015 2:24:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    IBT Media ^ | October 08 2015 | Jackie Salo
    Benghazi: Hillary Clinton Adviser Sidney Blumenthal Had Financial Stake In US Libya Policy, Says GOP Lawmaker [ full title ] . Sidney Blumenthal was a principal character in Hillary Clinton's Libyan policy discussions, even though he was neither an official adviser nor an impartial party, according to the Republican chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack. In a letter, Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina claims there was a financial stake for Blumenthal in Libya as he pressed for Clinton to intervene. "Blumenthal was not merely acting as a steward of information to Secretary Clinton but...
  • Chaffetz subpoenas ATF agents who skipped hearing on death of ICE officer

    03/09/2017 8:25:16 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | 03/09/2017 | By Jennifer G. Hickey
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued subpoenas Thursday to two ATF agents after they failed to show at a hearing examining the 2011 murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Jaime Zapata. “I'm tired of hearing from just [Justice Department] management, I want to hear from the people that actually are on the front lines doing this,” Chaffetz, R-Utah, said.  Chaffetz complained ATF “continues to insist” the committee should not speak with Turk and Temple.  The one other witness, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, did not escape unscathed when he contended he was not prepared for the hearing....
  • Fast and Furious scandal: Last remaining fugitive in border agent's murder arrested

    10/17/2017 3:08:57 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 17-Oct-2017 | FoxNews
    Mexican law enforcement officers last weekend arrested the man believed to be the final fugitive from the “rip crew” that engaged in a 2010 gunfight between Border Patrol agents that resulted in the death of agent Brian Terry. Jesus Rosario Favela Astorga was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the killing of Terry. "The arrest of Favela Astorga resulted from the unwavering commitment of the United States and our law enforcement partners in Mexico to bring to justice those responsible for the murder of Agent Brian Terry, who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country," Alana Robinson, the acting...
  • I Told You the Ocean Would Eat the BP Oil Spill

    06/28/2017 12:00:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 28, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s another thing. Do you remember the Gulf oil spill? What is the main thing you remember, aside from the actual spill in the news, what’s the main thing that you remember about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? That’s right, they couldn’t find the oil. It was the biggest oil spill in the history of oil spills — they couldn’t find the oil. Do you remember they even had field trips? They had little schoolkids from grade school, and they put ’em on buses and drove ’em down to the Gulf Coast and they gave...
  • Exxon Mobil signs on to Republican-led carbon tax proposal

    06/20/2017 9:54:17 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 35 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/20/17 | James Osborne
    WASHINGTON - Exxon Mobil Corp. and other large oil companies are backing a carbon tax proposal put forward earlier this year by a group of former Republican leaders including James A. Baker III, the former secretary of state and a Houston attorney. The Climate Leadership Coalition, a group that includes Baker, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and former Secretary of State George Shultz, announced a list of "founding members" Tuesday that includes Exxon Mobil, BP, Shell, Total, General Motors and Johnson & Johnson. "We support @TheCLCouncil as a founding member and are working to support its policy development process," Exxon...
  • Alabama's bypass to the beach, a 'top priority' project, revived with BP money

    10/21/2016 7:45:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    AL.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | John Sharp
    With $65 million in new money thanks to the state's BP settlement, the long-beleaguered U.S. 98 project in coastal Alabama has a new life, but officials are proceeding cautiously.It was nearly a decade ago when a previous U.S. 98 project was shut down amid lawsuits and accusations surrounding sediment from the construction site that ran off into the waterways supplying a majority of the Mobile region's drinking water."The job has been redesigned," said Vince Calametti, ALDOT's Southwest Region's chief engineer. "There was an environmental assessment, and it will have to be re-evaluated. It will be one of the first things...
  • Whitewashing the Crimes of Racial Revolutionaries

    03/09/2016 11:25:13 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 3/9/2016 | John Perazzo
    ...the Black Panther Party was among the most violent, barbaric, revolutionary organizations in modern American history. Its founder—a longtime criminal named Huey Newton—in 1966 drafted a Ten-Point Program charging that because America's “racist government” had collaborated with “the capitalists” to “rob” the “Black Community” blind, that same government was now morally “obligated,” as a form of restitution, to give all blacks “employment or a guaranteed income” as well as taxpayer-funded “land, bread, housing, education, [and] clothing” until the end of time. Moreover, Newton argued that “all Black people should be released from … jails and prisons because they have not...
  • Exxon And BP Battle For ‘Oil contract Of The Century’

    07/04/2016 11:54:13 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 04-07-2016 | Zainab
    ExxonMobil and British Petroleum have been facing off over the terms of the renewal of the “contract of the century” in Azerbaijan, according to sources that spoke to Reuters. BP currently operates the Azeri-Chigar-Guneshi fields in the middle of the Caspian Sea—a region that contributes a tenth of the firm’s global output. The British company has reportedly agreed with the Azeri government on the terms of a 30-year contract, but in an effort to expand its presence in the ACG region, Exxon has been pushing for a piece of the $100 billion pie.
  • Shareholders Outraged At BP, Shell CEO Pay Packages

    05/23/2016 11:52:14 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 5 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 21-05-2016 | ANgry Bird
    The massive revolt against the pay of BP’s chief executive, Bob Dudley, where almost 60 percent of the shareholders rejected the Ł14m (US$20 million) pay package is a stern warning to oil companies that investors aren’t pleased with the gaping disconnect between performance and pay structure. Similarly, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden’s 2015 pay package, including pension and tax equalization of 5.576 million euros (US$6.1 million), is likely to face resistance from shareholders as two shareholder-advisory firms have urged them to oppose the CEO’s pay.
  • I Was an Oil Spill Scapegoat

    11/09/2015 6:49:18 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/8/15 | Kurt Mix
    At 6:30 a.m. on April 24, 2012, federal agents, wearing Kevlar vests and with guns drawn, raided my home in Katy, Texas, with a warrant for my arrest. This was as shocking to me as it would be for any normal, law-abiding citizen. I’m not a drug dealer, violent criminal or money launderer. I’m an engineer. In 2010 I helped stop the BP oil spill after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig left a damaged well spilling crude directly into the Gulf of Mexico. On the morning of the raid I left early for work, so I was...
  • BP wins two Iranian oilfield development projects: source

    10/08/2015 8:31:40 PM PDT · by jonatron · 16 replies
    The Tehran Times ^ | 10/8/2015 | Tehran Times Economic Desk
    TEHRAN - Iran has left the development of two oilfields to the energy giant British Petroleum (BP), an informed source told the Tasnim News Agency on the condition of anonymity. The announcement is a follow-up to the September meeting between Iranian Oil Ministry officials and BP top managers, where the Iranian side headed by Amir Hossein Zamani Nia, the deputy oil minister for international affairs and trade, agreed to transfer the development of two oilfields to BP based on the new model of Iranian oil contracts, known as Integrated Petroleum Contract (IPC), which is due to be unveiled soon. ---snip---...
  • Sheriff Joe: "I Think Politics Is involved" In BP Backing Out Of Trump Visit

    07/23/2015 2:28:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio (R) said “I think politics is involved” in a Border Patrol union backing out of a visit to the border by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf.” Arpaio said, “I was surprised to hear that they were going to be there. I think politics is involved. Border Patrol works for Homeland Security and I have a feeling that they were told not to participate. let’s see if Hillary comes down there whether she’ll be welcome by the Border Patrol, who I loved, it’s a great organization. But I smell...
  • The World's Poor Need More Energy: What BP Knows and Pope Francis Doesn’t

    06/22/2015 5:05:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/21/2015 | Robert Bryce
    When it comes to energy supplies — and therefore carbon dioxide emissions and climate change — who are you going to believe? Pope Francis, or BP? Whether you love the pope and hate BP, or vice versa, doesn’t matter. What matters when discussing energy availability, climate change, and poverty are hard numbers and simple math. And the latest edition of BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy, which was released eight days before Pope Francis issued his encyclical on climate change, is chockfull of numbers that expose the pope’s failed climate math. Indeed, an analysis of the two documents reveals the...