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  • 88 Percent Of Chicago Murderers Got Away With It In 2017

    01/06/2018 8:41:14 AM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 01/04/2018 | Anders Hagstrom
    Chicago Police have only charged a suspect in 12 percent of homicide cases in 2017, meaning city residents had an 88 percent chance of getting away with murder last year. Chicago suffered 604 fatal shootings in 2017, 570 that have yet to be solved, ... Joining the homicide clearance rate on the bad side of 2017 was the carjacking rate, that was the highest in a decade. The Chicago Police Department reported 967 carjackings in 2017 through Dec. 27, a sharp 30 percent increase over 2016’s 682 total. The past three years have shown a stark upward trend in car...
  • Power quality, promises, and profits [ Colorado: Xcel Energy ]

    01/04/2018 6:53:10 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | January 3, 2018 | Amy Cooke
    Good power quality can be defined as a steady supply voltage that stays within the prescribed range, steady a.c. frequency close to the rated value, and smooth voltage curve waveform (resembles a sine wave). In general, it is useful to consider power quality as the compatibility between what comes out of an electric outlet and the load that is plugged into it. The term is used to describe electric power that drives an electrical load and the load’s ability to function properly. Without the proper power, an electrical device (or load) may malfunction, fail prematurely or not operate at all....
  • Iran's female protesters show how vacuous American feminists are

    01/02/2018 5:39:50 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 2, 2018 | Nicole Russell
    Iranian men and women have been actively and vocally speaking out against their oppressive regime for the last few days. The women, in particular, have provided a sight to behold: Many are removing their hijabs, protesting the Iranian dress code, and literally shouting against Khamenei in the streets. ... Still, the overwhelming progressive response to these courageous women has been strange, if not telling. Hardly any self-proclaimed feminists have cheered on the Iranian women who are so boldly speaking out against a dictatorship that would rather see them dead than sans hijab. Conservatives and liberals alike are well aware the...
  • Comcast & The Cable Industry Greets The New Year With A Flurry Of Price Increases

    01/02/2018 7:40:32 AM PST · by george76 · 60 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 2 Jan 2018
    from the we-don't-have-to-compete,-we're-the-cable-and-broadband-industry dept. What do you do when you're faced by an existential, evolutionary shift that threatens your entire, overly-comfortable industry? Why you raise rates, of course! Comcast is one of six cable providers who have informed customers that they've raised the rates for the new year, despite the record-setting shift toward cord cutting during 2017. Everything Comcast offers is seeing price hikes .., ranging from increases in the company's traditional channel bundles, a price increase for Comcast's standalone streaming platform, and even the fee charged for renting a modem (which is now $11 per month). Comcast's even jacking...
  • Woman, 56, is mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs in her driveway in California

    01/01/2018 7:14:02 PM PST · by george76 · 99 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 1 January 2018 | Mary Kekatos
    Deborah Onsurez, 56, was found Thursday morning in Modesto, California. Authorities believe multiple stray dogs attacked her in the driveway of her home. Onsurez's injuries were severe and she was pronounced dead at the scene. ... Stray dogs everywhere, that's Stanislaus County for you ... They're a big problem in area known as South Modesto. ... dog attacks aren't uncommon. In November, a pit bull attacked at least three people in Elk Grove, a suburb of Sacramento that's about 60 miles from Modesto. And in 2014, two separate pit bull attacks in Stanislaus County - one left a man dead.
  • Trump Re-Nominates Architect of Obama’s LGBT Agenda Chai Feldblum to EEOC

    12/22/2017 7:57:24 AM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 21 Dec 2017 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    Nightmare Before Christmas: Trump Re-Nominates Architect of Obama’s LGBT Agenda Chai Feldblum to EEOC. ( Full title ). President Donald Trump has re-nominated radical sexual identity activist Chai Feldblum, the architect of former resident Barack Obama’s LGBT agenda, to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Feldblum is a nightmare of a nominee for those who value religious freedom, private property rights, and the science-based standard that there are two sexes – male and female. As Obama’s most liberal gender ideology activist, Feldblum has said that whenever LGBT issues conflict with religious liberty and private property rights, religious liberty and private...
  • Connecticut budget can’t rely on ‘the rich’

    12/21/2017 12:30:43 PM PST · by george76 · 42 replies
    Connecticut continues to be dogged by messy finances. The budget legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy adopted in late October for fiscal year 2017-18 is in deficit. Gov. Malloy’s Office of Policy and Management estimated a $202.8 million hole Nov. 20, while state Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo concluded Dec. 1 that the hole is $207.8 million. Before these forecasts were issued, the state was expected to contend with a $4 billion deficit in the 2019-21 biennium. ... “between 2015 and 2016, Connecticut saw a net loss of 2,050 tax filers who earn more than $200,000 per year.” This amounted to...
  • attorney shreds Sally Yates: ‘You don’t order an entire dept… not to assist sitting president’

    12/21/2017 11:16:18 AM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    Conservative News ^ | December 20, 2017 | Frieda Powers
    Constitutional attorney shreds Sally Yates: ‘You don’t order an entire dept… not to assist sitting president’ [ full title] A legal scholar and Constitutional attorney slammed former acting Attorney General Sally Yates for her “unprecedented” decision to defy President Trump’s executive order on travel and immigration. Jonathan Turley reacted to Yates’ opinion piece published by USA Today on Tuesday in which she added her own side notes to the Constitution’s preamble. “I much prefer the original,” Turley ... Yates was fired in January by the incoming president after she ordered the entire Justice Department to not defend Trump’s travel ban....
  • Restaurants warn of menu hikes, layoffs ahead of minimum wage increase ( Colorado )

    12/20/2017 7:57:56 AM PST · by george76 · 72 replies
    KDVR ^ | December 18, 2017 | Joe St. George
    DENVER -- Colorado is raising its minimum wage again in 2018 to $10.20 an hour. The increase is part of a constitutional requirement voters approved in 2016. It will be $12 an hour by 2020. ... not everyone is pleased with the hike. "I think we are going to see more and more restaurants use technology because it cuts down on costs -- your computer is not going to call in sick," said Sonia Riggs, president of the Colorado Restaurant Association. Riggs said most restaurants don't make much profit, and another sharp increase is resulting in potential menu increases and...
  • The great rethink of ethanol

    12/19/2017 8:58:28 AM PST · by george76 · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 19, 2017 | Wayne Allard
    For the first time in years, there is an emerging consensus that the biggest racket in national politics deserves to end. Earlier this month, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and 10 other Republican senators held a luncheon summit at the White House with President Trump with the goal of drastically reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard, the federal mandate that annually funnels $13.5 billion from the wallets of American fuel and food consumers into the coffers of agribusiness giants. Before the national nightmare of Obamacare, there was the RFS, the most sweeping and intrusive federal intervention in the American economy undertaken in...
  • Connecticut pension system worst in the nation, according to new study

    12/16/2017 5:51:05 PM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    Yankee Institute for Public Policy ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Marc E. Fitch
    Connecticut has the most underfunded pension system in the nation, amassing more than $127.7 billion in liabilities.. The study entitled Unaccountable and Unaffordable showed Connecticut’s pension system dropping below Illinois and Kentucky when its pension liabilities were calculated with a “risk-free” discount rate equal to the rate of a U.S. Treasury bond. Connecticut’s unfunded pension liability rose from $99.2 billion in ALEC’s 2016 study to $127.7 billion in 2017, leaving the pension system only 19 percent funded. The debt from the public pensions amounts to $35,721 per person in Connecticut, the second highest per capita debt in the nation behind...
  • Blowback: ISIS Got A Powerful Missile The CIA Secretly Bought In Bulgaria

    12/15/2017 10:03:18 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | December 14, 2017 | Aram Roston
    A guided anti-tank missile ended up in the hands of ISIS terrorists less than two months after the US government purchased it in late 2015 — highlighting weaknesses in the oversight and regulation of America’s covert arms programs, according to information published by an arms monitoring group called Conflict Armament Research (CAR). ... CIA... top secret operation to arm rebels in Syria to fight the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The missile ended up in the hands of ISIS fighters in Iraq ... The CIA declined to comment on the Obama-era program to back Syrian rebels, which was canceled...
  • Left-Wing Prosecutorial Crusaders Spied on Wisconsin Republicans, Defied Court Orders

    12/08/2017 9:44:42 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Guy Benson
    the Left engaged in gross abuses of criminal law to intimidate, harass and silence conservatives in the state. The specifics were chilling -- from pre-dawn raids on political activists' homes, to stifling gag orders preventing them from saying a peep about what was happening to them, all in pursuit of criminalizing and punishing the Badger State conservative movement. Eventually, one target violated his gag order and blew the whistle on the whole operation, eventually leading to investigations of the investigations, and multiple courts shutting down the witch hunts with extreme prejudice. ... ruthless the Left had become in its efforts...
  • Judd Gregg: Elizabeth Warren and the CFPB

    12/07/2017 6:45:16 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/17 | JUDD GREGG
    Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill ... The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was inserted in the bill, which passed on a partisan vote. All the Democrats voted for it. ... The power invested in the director of the CFPB was, and still is, unencumbered by any limiting authority of those elected to govern. He is a person who under Dodd-Frank answers to no-one. His agency receives its funding without any limitation or congressional oversight, as it has a “put” to the unlimited resources of the Federal Reserve rather than the congressionally-appropriated budget. The director of the bureau is essentially an unelected,...
  • Cohen: Smoking gun of FBI’s bias

    12/05/2017 6:38:23 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 05, 2017 | Adriana Cohen
    The FBI must release the texts. All of them, between Peter Strzok, the top FBI investigator that special counsel Robert Mueller removed from the Russian investigation in August, and his colleague Lisa Page, so voters can examine for themselves whether the probe is what many, including our president, believe it is ... a partisan witch hunt. Without seeing the politically biased texts — the FBI has been stonewalling Congress for months on that and other document requests — one can safely assume the missives must have been highly problematic to prompt a dismissal. So what political biases did agent Strzok...
  • Jane Fonda Honors Kaepernick at ACLU Dinner: ‘Colin, You Are Woke!’

    12/04/2017 2:59:04 PM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | December 4, 2017 | JEROME HUDSON
    Actress and left-wing activist Jane Fonda poured praise on former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick Sunday night at the ACLU of Southern California’s annual Bill of Rights Dinner. ... Kaepernick became the face of what many football fans considered an anti-American demonstration when he began to take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of NFL games ... Fonda, of course, became the face of opposition to the Vietnam War in 1972 when she visit to North Vietnam at the height of the war, earning the nickname “Hanoi Jane” and infamously denounced American soldiers...
  • Fired Trump-Hating FBI Agent Reviewed Clinton Emails on Pedo-Weiner’s Computer .. Before Election

    12/04/2017 2:08:44 PM PST · by george76 · 67 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 3, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Fired Trump-Hating FBI Agent Reviewed Clinton Emails on Pedo-Weiner’s Computer in RECORD TIME Before Election. ( Full title ) ... This weekend the Mueller Special Counsel admitted they were forced to fire a top FBI agent Peter Stzrok after his anti-Trump text messages were discovered. Strzok was fired from Team Mueller in August after he was caught sending out anti-Trump text messages. ... Peter Stzrok reviewed and cleared the Anthony Weiner-Huma Abedin emails in RECORD TIME before the election and said he FOUND NOTHING. Peter Strzok was also put in charge of the Comey’s political Trump Russia investigation in July...
  • Map: Illegal immigration costs California most, $23B, all states $89B

    12/01/2017 9:07:43 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 1, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    Illegal immigration costs taxpayers in all 50 states a total of $89 billion, and California, where an illegal on Thursday was cleared of murdering Kate Steinle despite admitting to the shooting, pays the most at $23 billion . ... The costs cover added expenditures for education, welfare, law enforcement, and medical care. When federal costs are included, the price tag nationally soars to $135 billion a year. FAIR’s data also includes the offset of taxes paid by illegal immigrants, though the numbers are much lower. In the state and local column, they are $3.5 billion. Nationally they are $15 billion....
  • Charges filed against Lake Central teacher accused of snorting drugs in class

    11/29/2017 10:48:33 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Chicago tribune ^ | 11/28/ 2017 | Meredith Colias, Becky Jacobs
    Lake County prosecutor's office has filed charges against a Lake Central English teacher accused last week of using drugs in her classroom. Samantha Cox, 24, of Cedar Lake, was formally charged on Monday with possession of cocaine, a felony, and possession of paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, according to Lake County court records. Officers were called to the high school, 8400 Wicker Ave., around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after students reported to the principal they saw Cox with drugs in her classroom, court documents said. A student "had video of what appeared to be a teacher 'snorting' a line of an illegal substance,"...
  • At Least Seven Layoffs at the Denver Post as Shrinkage Continues

    11/28/2017 7:48:34 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Westword ^ | NOVEMBER 28, 2017 | MICHAEL ROBERTS
    November 27, the Denver Post set into motion its latest round of layoffs just over a year after shrinking the newsroom staff by 26 employees through the combination of a buyout offer and supplementary dismissals. Seven positions included in the Post's contract with the Denver Newspaper Guild are affected, and another four employees working non-union gigs also appear to have been discharged. "The Post gave the required two-week notice of layoff in seven union covered positions," notes the DNG's Tony Mulligan, corresponding via email. "Four are in the newsroom and three are in advertising support." ... As for why the...