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  • Labor Secretary: Scalia's Death Makes it Easier to Unionize

    09/30/2016 6:01:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/29/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    It's been months since the passing of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but Democrats are still seemingly celebrating his death because it paves the way for their political purposes. At The Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Forum on Thursday, Labor Secretary Tom Perez casually noted that Scalia's death helped pave the way for union membership across the country. ... Unfortunately, Perez's comments are not isolated. In August, Ohio Senate Candidate Ted Strickland actually said “the death of Scalia saved labor” at an AFL-CIO event.
  • Congress Can Save the Internet

    09/29/2016 5:38:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 11, 2016 | L. Gordon Crovitz
    The White House will end U.S. oversight at month’s end, unless lawmakers step in. resident Obama wants this to be the last month of an open, uncensored internet guaranteed by the U.S. government. His plan to end American stewardship would hand new power to authoritarian governments offended by the internet as we know it. The good news is it appears congressional leaders have agreed to rescue the internet in time to prevent the Sept. 30 expiration of U.S. oversight. Sen. Ted Cruz, who has pushed hard against the plan since it was announced two years ago, told me last week...
  • BLM office in Junction to see change ( Colorado UN Agenda 21 )

    09/26/2016 8:29:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 24, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    Grand Junction will no longer be home to a district Bureau of Land Management office after the agency’s Grand Junction Field Office gets transferred from the northwest Colorado district to the southwest district under a reorganization. ... Mesa County Commissioner John Justman is uncomfortable with the Grand Junction Field Office no longer being part of the Northwest District, despite Mesa County’s close economic ties to the oil and gas development that takes place in northwest Colorado. Many area oil and gas jobs are based in Mesa County. “Financially the county is much more attached to the Northwest District than the...
  • Yellow-billed cuckoos seen two times in Delta County ( Colorado - UN Agenda 21 )

    09/26/2016 8:20:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 25, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    There were two sightings of Western yellow-billed cuckoos this year, both in Delta County, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said. The secretive birds are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering designating parts of western Colorado as critical habitat for the migratory bird, including lands along the Colorado River through Mesa County. Sightings — which frequently involve people hearing the cuckoo’s distinctive “klak-klak” sound — have been recorded in Mesa and Delta counties in previous years. ... “We have changed the initial map due to comments from the proposed...
  • The EPA’s “Power Plan” Is An Unlawful Power Grab

    09/23/2016 6:30:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/23/2016 | Marlo Lewis
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument next Tuesday, September 27 on the Environmental Protection Agency’s so-called Clean Power Plan. The centerpiece of resident Obama’s climate policy agenda, the Plan establishes first-ever carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for “existing” (already built) coal and natural gas power plants. The Plan will increase consumer energy prices and impede job and GDP growth yet have no discernible effect on global temperatures or sea levels. However, that’s not why the Court should strike it down. The Court should overturn the Plan because it is an unlawful power grab. The Plan will...
  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Political Correctness Starts at DOJ HQ, Not FBI

    09/22/2016 10:50:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 21 Sep 2016 | John Hayward
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka, author of the best-selling book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, joined human-rights attorney and former State Department official David Tafuri to discuss the Chelsea bombing. Gorka said that from his travel records, we now know that bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami visited Quetta, “the hotbed of Salafi jihadism,” and home base of the Afghan Taliban’s leadership, the Quetta Shura. ... The director of the FBI himself has said there are 900 cases they’re investigating that are linked to ISIS alone, in every state of the union. That’s a huge labor-intensive exercise,” he noted. “Secondly, we have seen that...
  • Explosive charges on the Clintons exploiting Haiti aid funds

    09/22/2016 7:30:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Clintons and Haitian relief, where billions of dollars have been raised with little benefit to the Haitians but considerable benefit to the Clintons. For the Clintons, the boon from Haiti’s earthquake of January 12, 2010 came while HRC was Secretary of State, and Bill Clinton was the United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti. As soon as massive numbers of Americans began to donate small sums of money for earthquake relief, Bill and Hillary Clinton transformed themselves into the face of Haiti. ... By March 8, 2010, Bill Clinton had applied sufficient pressure on President René Préval, to force Haiti’s Lower...
  • This U.S. city has more Syrian refugees than New York and LA combined [ Boise, Idaho ]

    09/21/2016 7:12:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | September 16, 2016 | Rob Hotakainen
    Despite resistance by Idaho’s top political leaders, 118 Syrian refugees have moved to the Gem State since last Oct. 1, all of them settling in Boise, according to new data from the State Department. Compared with larger cities, Boise took in a disproportionate share, accepting more than twice as many refugees as New York, with 9, and Los Angeles, with 45, combined. ... Overall, the United States had admitted 11,469 Syrian refugees as of Sept. 9, ... no state took in more Syrian refugees than California, with 1,300. San Diego accepted more than half of them, or 690, while Sacramento...
  • The odds were against them, but Benghazi survivor says ‘You never, ever quit’

    09/21/2016 6:40:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | September 17, 2016 | Anna M. Tinsley
    <p>It’s still hard for Kris “Tanto” Paronto to share all of what happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012.</p> <p>“Parts are still hard for me to talk about,” Paronto, a former Army Ranger...</p> <p>That has been an issue of so much debate that a special House committee studied the Islamic militant attack on the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound in Libya — and the response from Paronto and others on the CIA annex security team — that occurred on the 11th anniversary of 9/11.</p>
  • Don King Stumps for Trump in Ohio, Says Nominee Will Save U.S.

    09/21/2016 9:49:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    yahoo ^ | September 21, 2016
    King called Trump “an American to save the nation” at a campaign event at New Spirit Revival Center, a largely black church in King’s hometown of Cleveland. “He’s fearless, he’s courageous and brave and bold enough to take on the system,” King said. “All things are possible with God.” ... Trump’s running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, introduced King. “The party doesn’t want him, the system doesn’t want him, the lying politicians don’t want him,” King said of Trump. “We need Donald Trump, especially black people,” said King, who is African-American. The boxing hall of famer was expected to join...
  • WSJ: Clinton Foundation lobbied State on visa for Haitian PM — while exec stayed at his house

    09/20/2016 2:39:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 19, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Don’t call it corruption. Call it … a confluence of interests. In other words, whatever interested the Clintons became what interested the State Department. A new series of e-mails emerging from FOIA lawsuits and reported by the Wall Street Journal show how Clinton Foundation interests took precedence over matters of state during Hillary Clinton’s tenure: On Jan. 27, 2011, Clinton Foundation Chief Operating Officer Laura Graham sent an email to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills, voicing concern about a rumor. Ms. Graham had heard that Foggy Bottom was thinking about revoking the U.S. visa of...
  • Rudy Giuliani blows up Bill DeBlasio for bomb response

    09/19/2016 6:04:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Circa ^ | September 19, 2016 | Raffi Williams
    Rudy Giuliani attack current Mayor Bill de Blasio for the way he responded to the bomb attack in New York City over the weekend. Rudy Giuliani, who earned the title of America's mayor for his handling of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, on Monday excoriated current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for looking like he was "kind of on Mars" during the early reaction to a weekend bomb attack. "He looked like he didn't know what he was doing," Giuliani told Circa in an interview when asked about de Blasio's initial response to an attack that wounded 29...
  • Gorka: This Is 'Guerrilla Warfare' & We've Seen It All Before

    09/19/2016 7:52:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/2016
    "I look at the last two years and I see the Islamic State fighting a two-front war," Gorka said on "Fox and Friends" this morning. "They're using violence in the region - in Iraq, in Syria, in Libya - to consolidate and expand the territory they hold ... and they are promoting attacks on the soil of the infidel." He described recent attacks in Paris, Brussels, Nice and Orlando as "guerrilla warfare." "That's exactly what we've seen in New York and in New Jersey this weekend," Gorka said, adding that a bloody knife attack at a Minnesota mall Saturday evening...
  • UPDATING: NEW DNC LEAK – PAY TO PLAY, ELECTION FRAUD, INSIDER TRADING

    09/14/2016 6:51:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    PROJECT PURGE ^ | September 14, 2016 | Jared Wyand
    The DNC is operating an organized crime syndicate. There’s no way around it. They’re a “pay for play” black market for the buying and selling of political influence and U.S. assets. They’re a massive money laundering organization providing a gateway for every corporation and foreign government to outbid the best interests of the American people. They’re everything we feared cloaked by a layer of celebrities, pop stars, and smooth-talking politicians offering hope and change. The amount of corruption is overwhelming so we’ll keep an updated list of highlights here as they’re uncovered. Thanks to all the super sleuths sifting through...
  • Three blood clots, a concussion, deep vein thrombosis: Hillary's shielded medical history

    09/13/2016 9:37:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 September 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Three blood clots, a concussion, deep vein thrombosis: Hillary's shielded medical history is no longer just for conspiracy theorists as her 'penchant for privacy' gets serious scrutiny. [ full ] . ... Clinton's first known blood clot occurred in 1998, while she was still first lady. Clinton experienced symptoms while attending a fundraiser for Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, who would soon become her Senate home-state colleague. Her right foot swelled up to the point where she couldn't put on her shoe. ... Clinton had a second blood clot incident in 2009. The episode was described by her doctor...
  • Berkshire is accused in NY lawsuit of workers' comp 'siphoning'

    09/12/2016 2:22:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 12, 2016 | Jonathan Stempel
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc has been sued by a New York bicycle courier company over an alleged illegal scheme to cheat employers buying workers' compensation policies. The complaint, filed late Friday by Breakaway Courier Systems, came as Berkshire's Applied Underwriters unit faces scrutiny over its workers' compensation policies, including some that have been banned by California, Vermont and Wisconsin. Breakaway, with about 300 employees, accused Berkshire and Applied of "siphoning" premiums through a web of illegal shell companies, with diverted premiums going to unlicensed out-of-state insurers. The plan amounted to a "reverse Ponzi scheme" where unsuspecting employers expecting to buy affordable...
  • Can Pennsylvania confiscate your IRA? Under a new law, maybe

    09/12/2016 7:44:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Inquirer ^ | SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 | Erin E. Arvedlund
    The law, which took effect Saturday, allows Pennsylvania to seize some retirement accounts three years after they're presumed abandoned - regardless of the account owner's age. Previously, the state waited until individuals reached age 701/2 before seizing retirement accounts and liquidating the portfolios. Now, older folks and famously contact-averse millennials could be affected. Valley Forge-based Vanguard, with more than $3 trillion in assets, isn't happy about the state's budget-inspired change and plans to join forces with others in the financial industry to repeal the law next year. ... For those who opt to communicate electronically, the "lost contact" trigger is...
  • Muslims urged not to SLAUGHTER ANIMALS in the streets of France at Eid

    09/11/2016 6:16:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Express Newspapers. ^ | Sep 10, 2016 | Siobhan McFadyen
    ACTRESS Brigitte Bardot has led calls for Muslims in France not to slaughter animals in public during this weekend's Eid celebrations. ... In France the government has been providing skips because many followers discard their carcasses to rot in the streets after they have killed them. ... Thousands of Muslims order sheep and then go to their local abattoirs to kill them to celebrate the feast of the slaughter, while others still carry out the acts in the street. However, Ms Bardot, 81, has called for practising Muslims to avoid making religious sacrifices in public particularly after terror attacks in...
  • Obama purged military of those who sought victory

    09/10/2016 3:59:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 10, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It was not hyperbole when GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said that under resident Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the U.S. military had been "reduced to rubble" and left floundering without a coherent strategy or meaningful capability to win wars. It is a fait accompli, engineered by our commander-in-chief to reduce America's global footprint, an America he has profusely apologized for, and one he blames for all the world's ills. Almost as soon as he took office, resident Obama began a military purge not dissimilar to those routinely conducted by third-world despots, with the goal of eliminating voices...
  • Visa security loophole exploited by 9/11 attackers still open 15 years later

    09/08/2016 7:51:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 8, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    At least five of the Sept. 11 hijackers exploited a glaring hole in visa security to stay in the U.S. beyond their time — allowing them to board the planes and conduct their murderous attack. Fifteen years later, and despite a clear consensus on the need for improvement, that gaping hole remains. “In too many cases that’s still happening — they come in legally, but we don’t know if they’ve left, and if they haven’t left, we don’t know where they are,” said Tom Kean, former governor of New Jersey and chairman of the 9/11 Commission that looked into the...
  • Elon Musk says rocket did not explode but instead experienced a 'fast fire' ( LOL )

    09/02/2016 9:35:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 93 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/2/2016 | Christine Wang
    According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the Cape Canaveral mishap was not an explosion but a "fast fire." yes. This seems instant from a human perspective, but it really a fast fire, not an explosion. Dragon would have been fine. On Thursday, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blew up on the launch pad, shaking nearby buildings and spewing smoke into the sky
  • Dallas police chief who oversaw response to sniper attack to retire

    09/01/2016 1:38:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    ap ^ | September 01, 2016
    Dallas police Chief David Brown announced his retirement Thursday, bringing an end to a tenure marked by police unions that at one time demanded his resignation and by widespread praise for his response to a July sniper attack that killed five officers. Brown issued a statement saying he will retire Oct. 22 after 33 years with Dallas police.
  • ‘Rotherham-Style’ Abuse Scandal: Police Accused of Failing to Act

    09/01/2016 11:17:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 1 Sep 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Police in Telford have been accused of ignoring child sex abuse after it emerged volunteers have been passing evidence of grooming to them for three years. Officers have been criticised for failing to make progress on sex gangs in the town, dubbed the “child sex capital of Britain”, while sitting on 150 pages of abuse allegations. One victim who was forced to have sex with a string of men told The Mirror: “The police have betrayed the children of this town for a second time. “I dread to think how many victims there have been over the years ... “It...
  • Obama Commutes the Sentences of 111 More Federal Inmates

    08/31/2016 9:08:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 31, 2016
    Obama has issued 325 commutations this month and 673 in total. A number of the summaries posted by the White House among the new 111 commutations said that the individual whose sentence resident Obama was commuting had been in possession of a firearm while committing a drug-related crime.
  • Professors tell students: Drop class if you dispute man-made climate change ( Colorado )

    08/31/2016 6:00:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 87 replies
    The College Fix ^ | August 31, 2016 | Kate Hardiman
    We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change’ Three professors co-teaching an online course called “Medical Humanities in the Digital Age” at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs recently told their students via email that man-made climate change is not open for debate, and those who think otherwise have no place in their course. “The point of departure for this course is based on the scientific premise that human induced climate change is valid and occurring. We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change, nor will the ‘other side’ of the climate change...
  • Woman mauled to death, son injured in Conifer dog attack ( Colorado )

    08/30/2016 7:17:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    KDVR ^ | August 30, 2016
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- A woman was killed and her son was injured after they were attacked by two dogs on Monday night ... in the Conifer area. The sheriff's office said two suspected terrier-pit bull mix dogs were involved in the attack... Investigators said they received a call from the son about 7 p.m. saying he and his mother had been attacked. When deputies arrived, they did all they could to save the woman's life, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • EPA spills again in Colorado

    08/28/2016 5:49:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    .washington examiner ^ | 8/26/16 | John Siciliano
    The Environmental Protection is admitting to a spill from a treatment plant it set up after it dumped 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into a Colorado river last year. The EPA said Thursday night that the spill happened on Tuesday, and officials are still attempting to determine how much and what metals were contained in the sludgy discharge, ... The Navajo Nation sued the agency over the spill last week after the EPA inspector general and the Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into the incident a few days before the Aug. 5 anniversary of the 2015 spill. The...
  • TB Spiked 500 Percent In Twin Falls During 2012, As Chobani Yogurt Opened Plant

    08/26/2016 11:19:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 26 Aug 2016 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    The number of active TB cases in the eight county Idaho public health district that includes Twin Falls jumped 500 percent between 2011 and 2012. One case of active TB was diagnosed in the South Central Public Health District that includes Twin Falls in 2011, and six active TB cases were diagnosed there in 2012, the year Chobani opened the world’s largest yogurt factory in the small southern Idaho city with the help of $54 million in federal, state, and local financial assistance. That same year, 2012, the percentage of active TB cases in Idaho that were foreign-born spiked to...
  • Twin Falls Newspaper Financed by Globalist Warren Buffett Attacks Breitbart

    08/25/2016 4:39:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Aug 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The daily paper, which operates as, in effect, a local monopoly in the small southern Idaho city at the center of a sexual assault of a 5 -year-old American-born girl involving three Muslim refugee boys, is owned by Lee Enterprises, which received a $2.1 million loan in 2012 and another $9 million loan in 2013 from a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate controlled by globalist billionaire Warren Buffett, an ardent supporter who endorsed Hillary Clinton in December. ... The Twin Falls Times-News op-ed generated a number of comments from local readers, some backing the paper’s reporting as “objective,” but...
  • Iran vessels in 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: defense official

    08/24/2016 1:48:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Idrees Ali
    Four vessels from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps "harassed" a U.S. destroyer on Tuesday by carrying out a "high speed intercept" in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz ... came within 300 yards of the USS Nitze in an action that was "unsafe and unprofessional."
  • Swedish policeman: - The rule of law has completely broken down

    08/24/2016 5:32:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Speisa ^ | Aug 22, 2016
    <p>SWEDEN: Yet another police officer quits his job in protest against the national police chief Dan Eliasson's mismanagement of the police force. The policeman writes about his decision in a letter to Eliasson, which was also posted in a closed group for Swedish policemen on Facebook.</p>
  • Judge Deals Government Blow Over Facebook Evidence In Refuge Trial ( Bundy : Malheur : Oregon )

    08/23/2016 5:29:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    OPB ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Conrad Wilson
    It was a rough morning for U.S. attorneys arguing the federal government’s case against Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and six other defendants accused of conspiring to occupy an Oregon wildlife refuge. A visibly frustrated Judge Anna Brown struck from the record a previous ruling that effectively allowed evidence from defendants’ Facebook accounts into next month’s trial. Despite calling an assistant U.S. attorney, two legal assistants and an FBI agent as witnesses, prosecutors weren’t able to explain to the court how protected information from 11 Facebook accounts used by defendants ended up being shared as part of discovery. Judge Brown ordered...
  • Police “Infuriated” Top Cop Sold Out to Hillary ( NYC : Bill Bratton

    08/22/2016 5:25:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    I S ^ | August 20, 2016 | S. Noble
    New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton formally announced his resignation on Tuesday, marking the end of a second term as the NYPD’s top cop. He will work at Teneo, a Clinton-tied firm. He will head a new division of the consulting company founded by Declan Kelly, a former State Department special envoy, and Doug Band, once Bill Clinton’s personal assistant. The company, launched in 2011, served as an adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative, and ex-President Clinton served for a short time on the Teneo advisory board. Among Teneo’s past employees is Huma Abedin, who pulled in $15,000 a...
  • Las Vegas: Friend's pit bull fatally mauls boy

    08/19/2016 4:33:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    KOLO ^ | Aug 18, 2016
    Police in Las Vegas say a dog that fatally mauled a 9-year-old boy was a family pet at a house the boy was visiting. ... Police Officer Jesse Roybal said .. animal control officers took custody of the dog, which was described as a pit bull.
  • Prison inmates produced defective combat helmets for U.S. soldiers

    08/17/2016 9:17:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    Federal prison inmates used makeshift hatchets and a screw shoved through a piece of wood among other rudimentary tools to manufacture thousands of faulty Kevlar combat helmets designed to protect the lives of U.S. soldiers on the battlefield, according to a highly critical watchdog report that offered new details about the government boondoggle. More than 126,000 helmets manufactured at a Texas prison under a government contract were recalled after inspectors found major defects... Even though the government and taxpayers lost $19 million on the defective helmets, ArmorSource, the company responsible for the helmets, was awarded more government contracts even as...
  • How Brexit Will Affect Paris Global Warming Treaty

    08/17/2016 6:02:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | June 28, 2016 | Nicolas Loris
    The fate of the European Union’s global warming commitments negotiated as part of the Paris Protocol may be in jeopardy as result of Brexit. The U.S. on the other hand, should take a page out of the U.K.’s playbook and not only withdraw from the Paris agreement, but also withdraw participation from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change altogether. ... countries made individual commitments to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, largely centered on shifting away from affordable natural resources such as coal, oil, and natural gas, and toward more expensive, intermittent, subsidy-dependent renewables. ... The...
  • Coalition troops forced to allow ISIS fighters to flee Syrian battlefield

    08/16/2016 3:48:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2016 | Carlo Muñoz
    U.S. and coalition troops were forced to allow hundreds of Islamic State commanders, fighters and their families to flee the embattled northern Syrian town of Manbij, fearing any attempt to attack the escaping forces would end in massive civilian casualties. A convoy of a “hundred to a couple of hundred” individuals associated with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, left Manbij Friday shortly after the Syrian Defense Forces, the American-backed paramilitary force battling the Islamic State in the country, wrested the city from the terrorist organization’s control, according to Col. Chris Garver, the top U.S. military spokesman...
  • Hillary scrubs sexual assault pledge after allegations against Bill resurface

    08/16/2016 8:21:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 15, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    The Clinton campaign has removed a statement from its Web site declaring that all survivors of sexual assault “have the right to be believed” — after being reminded that Bill Clinton was accused of rape decades ago. The passage had been prominently featured on a page dedicated to “campus sexual assault” on HillaryClinton.com. “I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault: Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed, and we’re with you,” it read. But by February, the sentence “You have the right...
  • Family of girl attacked by mountain lion: ‘She could have been gone’ ( Idaho)

    08/14/2016 9:23:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    East Idaho News ^ | August 13th, 2016 | Nate Eaton
    The four-year-old had scratches on her stomach and arm after the mountain lion picked her up. REXBURG — A four-year-old girl who was snatched up by a mountain lion Friday night is recovering from the scary encounter, according to her grandfather. ... The child was camping with her mother, siblings and cousins near Green Canyon Hot Springs east of Rexburg on Aug. 12. Sevy said as the family was eating dinner, the girl’s mother thought she spotted a big cat out of the corner of her eye. “Nobody else thought much of it and, a short time later, her mom...
  • 'Tantamount to Treason': Gorka Condemns Distortion of ISIS Intel

    08/13/2016 7:32:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | Aug. 13, 2016
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka .. officials from the U.S. military’s Central Command altered key data to downplay the threat of ISIS. Gorka said the report, which comes from a House Republican panel, confirms allegations by dozens of intelligence analysts that their reports were altered by CENTCOM higher-ups. "This act of willfully distorting and playing down the intelligence assessments when American is at war is tantamount to being a treasonous act," Gorka said. ... this is further evidence that the Obama administration will not allow any intelligence to counter their narrative that their policies are working and the fight against ISIS is...
  • Gorka: 'When Obama Took Office There Was No ISIS, Now They Have 80K Fighters'

    08/12/2016 10:51:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | Aug. 12, 2013
    Gorka explained that Trump would be right to say that Obama and Clinton "facilitated" the rise of ISIS in the Middle East with their policies. He said that ISIS now has more than 80,000 fighters and is "the most powerful jihadi insurgency the world has ever seen." "In 2008 ... ISIS didn't exist. Al Qaeda in Iraq, the forerunner of ISIS, was one regional franchise inside Iraq. When we withdrew our troops, when we started to cook the books on intelligence, as you hear from CENTCOM analysts, then we facilitated the rise of ISIS," he said, also calling out Obama...
  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Trump Is Right, Obama and Clinton ‘Facilitated the Growth of ISIS

    08/12/2016 10:20:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 12 Aug 2016 | John Hayward
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Trump Is Right, Obama and Clinton ‘Facilitated the Growth of ISIS Into the Most Powerful Jihadi Insurgency the World Has Ever Seen’ = full title = .. Appearing on Fox News Thursday, Breitbart News National Security Editor Dr. Sebastian Gorka, author of Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, addressed Donald Trump’s comments that President Obama is the “founder of ISIS,” and the response from Democrats. “I’m not his spokesman, I’m not part of his campaign, so let him talk for himself,” Gorka said of Trump. “But if he means that the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton facilitated the...
  • BLM releases draft Gunnison sage-grouse plan ( Colorado, Utah ..)

    08/12/2016 8:46:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | August 11, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    The BLM released its draft environmental impact statement Thursday. It is proposing amending up to 11 resource management plans in the two states. In 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined the Gunnison sage-grouse requires listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. ... about 5,000 breeding Gunnison sage-grouse live in the two states. Some 4,000 live in the Gunnison Basin, and the others in six satellite populations in Colorado and a seventh in Utah. ... Fish and Wildlife pointed to the low numbers of birds in the other populations and their range of habitat threats as...
  • Guest Commentary: Who's At Fault For Student Loans?

    08/12/2016 8:22:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    WBUR ^ | August 11, 2016 | Bob Hildreth
    whom to blame for the student loan crisis; it’s big banks, big government and big corporations ... But if we are really honest, it is us, the citizens, who are to blame. We let our government enter into a crazy scheme of financing America’s colleges with debt. As a taxpayer, you had the right to protest. At any time over the past 50 years, you could have elected leaders who would have replaced the federal student loan program. But you looked away. You accepted the indebted fate of your children. ... Colleges responded by gulping up all the money they...
  • Fired Cargill Muslim workers to get Colorado unemployment benefits, state rules

    08/10/2016 8:37:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Twin Cities ^ | August 8, 2016
    Colorado’s labor department has ruled that more than 100 Muslim workers fired from a Cargill meatpacking plant are eligible for unemployment benefits because a company cannot force workers to choose between their religion and their jobs. The workers filed for unemployment payments after they were fired in December by Cargill Meat Solutions, amid a dispute over whether the Muslim employees could take prayer breaks during their shifts. Cargill challenged the claims, but the company withdrew its appeals this summer after losing 20 cases, officials with the state Department of Labor said. ... the payments could cost Colorado’s unemployment fund nearly...
  • Emails reveal Hillary’s shocking pay-for-play scheme

    08/10/2016 6:58:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 9, 2016 | Daniel Halper and Bob Fredericks
    Hillary Clinton put the State Department up for sale, with top aides pulling strings and doing favors for fat-cat donors to the Clinton Foundation — including a shady billionaire, according to smoking-gun emails released Tuesday. The stunning revelations include how wealthy contributors seeking influence or prestigious government gigs could fork over piles of cash to get access to Clinton’s inner circle, including top aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. ... Chagoury is a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire who gave the Clinton Foundation between $1 million and $5 million. In 2009, he also pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative. The construction...
  • Germany's Migrant Rape Crisis Spirals out of Control

    08/10/2016 5:33:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | August 9, 2016 | Soeren Kern
    Suppression of data about migrant rapes is "Germany-wide phenomenon." ◾Germany's migrant rape crisis has now spread to cities and towns in all 16 of Germany's federal states. Germany now finds itself in a vicious circle: most of the perpetrators are never found, and the few who are frequently receive lenient sentences. Only one in 10 rapes in Germany is reported and just 8% of rape trials result in convictions, according to Minister of Justice Heiko Maas. ◾Up to 90% of the sex crimes committed in Germany in 2014 do not appear in the official statistics, according to André Schulz, the...
  • Pay Your Tuition, Fund an Illegal

    08/08/2016 8:08:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    LifeZette - fox ^ | August 8, 2016 | Deirdre Reilly
    If your kid is attending Prescott College in Arizona this fall, you may want to double-check the detailed charges on your bill. The private school is now charging every student a “non-mandatory” per-semester fee of $30 — or $60 for the year — to fund a college scholarship for an illegal immigrant. Yes, you read that right. The fee, announced in April, appears on the bill for students in the upcoming school term, who already pay $28,000+ in tuition to attend Prescott. (Room, board, and incidentals are extra, of course.) Students can opt out of this fee — but they...
  • Rio officials use bolt cutters to open Olympic Stadium after losing keys

    08/05/2016 8:48:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 5, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>Rio officials reportedly had to force their way into the Olympic Stadium Wednesday after misplacing the keys to one of the main entrances, causing hours in delays.</p> <p>Ms. Carneiro filmed three men she described as “firemen” using a pair of bolt cutters to break the lock on the gate.</p>
  • Aurora City Council seeks more info on how red-light revenues used [ Colorado ]

    08/04/2016 3:52:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Aurora Sentinel ^ | August 4, 2016 | Rachel Sapin
    This year, Aurora City Council doled out $864,239 in nexus funds among five nonprofits, awarding the most money to nonprofits identified by Aurora police as the most helpful to law enforcement. Aurora nonprofits that receive funding through the city’s “nexus” program dodged a legislative bullet this year, but that won’t prevent city lawmakers from taking a closer look at how the money is being spent. Six nonprofit groups in Aurora receiving money from photo red-light enforcement were relieved after Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed legislation this year that would have created a statewide ban on the cameras. But how that money...