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  • Live Update Burns Oregon With Pete Santilli

    01/05/2016 9:08:57 PM PST · by Lexinom
    Video at link
  • Kremlin Says Russian ‘Volunteer’ Forces Will Fight in Syria

    10/05/2015 10:44:23 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 17 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 5 October 2015 | ANDREW E. KRAMER, HELENE COOPER, CEYLAN YEGINSUOCT
    MOSCOW — Russia signaled deepening intervention Monday in the Syria war, strongly hinting that its “volunteer” ground forces would soon be fighting there, as NATO officials warned the Kremlin after a Russian warplane invaded Turkey’s airspace. The unfolding developments reflected a dangerous new superpower entanglement in the war, which has left a quarter-million dead and half the country’s population displaced since it began more than four years ago. The addition of Russia ground forces to the aerial assaults already underway by Russian warplanes particularly threatens to undermine Turkey’s Syria policy, which aims for the establishment of a “safe zone” along...
  • Keep Cruz in the campaign (vanity)

    09/28/2015 3:30:49 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 47 replies
    Lexinom | 28 September 2015
    I don't work for the Cruz campaign, but I'm deathly afraid of the prospect of Cruz experiencing the same fate as the Walker campaign. Suggesting Cruz supporters who can pitch in a small ($20) donation for the campaign today, before the 30 September filing deadline... Here's a link I got in my inbox. Cruz/Trump Trump/Cruz
  • Judicial Watch: New Documents Reveal DOJ, IRS, and FBI Plan to Seek Criminal Charges

    07/14/2015 8:53:06 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 7 July 2015
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released new Department of Justice (DOJ) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents that include an official “DOJ Recap” report detailing an October 2010 meeting between Lois Lerner, DOJ officials and the FBI to plan for the possible criminal prosecution of targeted nonprofit organizations for alleged illegal political activity. The newly obtained records also reveal that the Obama DOJ wanted IRS employees who were going to testify to Congress to turn over documents to the DOJ before giving them to Congress. Records also detail how the Obama IRS gave the FBI 21 computer disks, containing...
  • Allahu Akbar: What the lowering of the Confederate flag is REALLY about

    07/10/2015 6:06:57 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 30 replies
    http://allenbwest.com ^ | 10 July 2015 | Michelle Jesse
    Today, many are cheering the end of an era in the South. As The New York Times reports, many see the lowering of the Confederate flag from outside South Carolina’s State House as “closing a chapter on a symbol of the Deep South and its history of resistance and racial animus.” [snip] Mohammed Elibiary: "Today is a new day in the South. Gone will be the Confederacy as we create the New South. Federalism & individual rights, no states' rights." [snip] Mohammed Elibiary: "States' rights was defeated with the Confederacy in the Civil War. USA has federalism and individual rights,...
  • Iowa Court: Breastfeeding Employee Can’t Sue Nationwide Mutual Insurance

    02/03/2015 6:40:59 PM PST · by Lexinom · 45 replies
    Insurance Journal ^ | 2014 | Ryan J. Foley
    Ames claimed that on the morning she returned from a two-month maternity leave in July 2010, the company refused to let her use its lactation rooms because its policy required mothers to complete paperwork seeking security access and wait three days for processing. She had been unaware of that requirement. A company nurse suggested she use a wellness room that was occupied at the time, but also cautioned that doing so might expose her milk to germs. Ames said she was in pain while waiting for that room to be vacated, when her supervisor informed her that she would be...
  • If politics is any guide, the Seahawks should win the Super Bowl

    01/30/2015 10:01:37 AM PST · by Lexinom · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 28 January 2015 | Reid Wilson
    When the Seattle Seahawks face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, more than a hundred million Americans will tune in to root for one side or the other, or maybe just to watch the commercials. Prognosticators have any number of ways of handicapping the matchup: Maybe defense wins championships, maybe it’s all about the run game or special teams, or maybe one superstar can take over a game. But from a political perspective, history argues the Seahawks have the advantage. That’s because their fan base looks much more like the American electorate than the Patriots’ fan...
  • Pizza Driver Delivers Bullet To The Face Of Armed Robber, May Lose Job For Defending Her Life

    01/14/2015 9:54:03 PM PST · by Lexinom · 70 replies
    BearingArms.com ^ | 13 January 2015 AD | Bob Owens
    A Papa John's delivery driver in Dekalb County, Georgia is worried that she might lose her job for defending her life earlier this week against a pair of armed robbers. When a woman delivering pizzas in DeKalb County was ordered to the ground by a man with a gun, she fired back. Armed with her own gun, she shot the man Sunday night, according to police. The employee of a Columbia Drive Papa John’s wasn’t injured, her mother told Channel 2 Action News. But the woman is worried the incident could get her fired because she carried her gun for...
  • The first steps Republicans should take

    11/06/2014 3:59:37 PM PST · by Lexinom · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5 November 2014 | George F. Will
    --- SNIP --- Such measures may be too granular to satisfy the grandiose aspirations of those conservatives who, sharing progressives’ impatience with our constitutional architecture, aspire to have their way completely while wielding just one branch of government. But if, as is likely, the result of Congress doing these and similar things is a blizzard of presidential vetoes, even this would be constructive. The 2016 presidential election would follow a two-year demonstration of how reactionary progressivism is in opposing changes to the nation’s trajectory. Congressional actions provoking executive rejections would frame the argument about progressivism. And as Margaret Thatcher advised,...
  • The Evaporating Democratic Majority

    11/05/2014 5:45:29 PM PST · by Lexinom · 29 replies
    NYT ^ | Ross Douthat
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  • F1 tornado causes damage in Kelso/Longview area

    10/23/2014 6:55:16 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 7 replies
    KGW Portland ^ | 23 October 2014 | Teresa Blackman
    Story at link
  • 2016 Presidential Straw Poll (September 2014)

    09/25/2014 1:12:28 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 33 replies
    Washington State Republican Party ^ | 22 September 2014 | WSRP
    Here are the straw poll results as of Monday morning September 22: Ben Carson 610 Mitt Romney 346 Rand Paul 242 Ted Cruz 147 Paul Ryan 122 Scott Walker 89 Condoleezza Rice 77 Chris Christie 70 Marco Rubio 70 Rick Perry 69 Mike Huckabee 62 Jeb Bush 60 Sarah Palin 60 Bobby Jindal 50 Allen West 21 Rick Santorum 16 Trey Gowdy 13 Nikki Haley 13 Others (scattered and write-in) 22
  • Rand Paul's 3-Day Iowa Trip Sends Democrats on the Attack

    08/09/2014 12:08:50 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8 August 2014 | Cathy Burke
    While Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul tests the Republican waters for a possible White House run, Democrats are attacking, even this early in the nominating process, The Daily Beast reports. During the junior senator's recent three-day trip to Iowa, where the first presidential caucuses will be held in 17 months, the Democratic National Committee sent out 10 press releases about Paul's activities and speeches, the news site reports. A senior aide for Paul views the press releases in a positive light for the senator. "What it can tell you as a political observer is that they recognize what we're trying to...
  • Move Silicon Valley to Cleveland

    12/19/2013 9:21:14 PM PST · by Lexinom · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | Matthew Yglesias
    San Francisco is a great American city. And Google is a great American company. But the two are having some trouble getting along. Last week, anti-eviction protestors surrounded one of Google’s private shuttle buses, which transport employees from their urban homes to the company’s suburban campus, and staged a phony incident in which an alleged Googler unleashed his contempt for the city’s lower orders. Then, just in time for the backlash to the anti-Google backlash, prominent local startup CEO Greg Gopman delivered the real deal in the form of a Facebook rant decrying the San Francisco poor as, in essence,...
  • My new AMERICAN-MADE Laptop Computer

    04/12/2013 3:08:16 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 41 replies
    Self | 13 April 2013 | Self
    I've received my Lotus Solstice-15 with upgraded 1080p display. These are built in the USA by a small company in Orlanda called LotusPC. I negotiated a fair deal and received one-on-one help from the owner of the company. He built the machine to our exact specifications, including the absence of an installed OS (for which we were not charged). This PC is of high-quality, on the order of a Panasonic laptop, in the $800-$1000 range. It's extremely solidly built with keypresses not moving the adjacent keys, has a keypad, and even the base i5 CPU screams. Running Ubuntu 12.10.
  • Advice: Need notebook/laptop NOT made in China

    03/03/2013 5:17:13 PM PST · by Lexinom · 104 replies
    Self | 3/3/2013 | Self
    Looking to spend $400-$700 for a decent notebook to be used primarily for software development and graphics. Need some speed and horsepower, and durability. These things typically last me about five years, and this one here (a Sony Vaio) is nearing the end of the line. Brands you'd recommend? Lenovo is highly regarded but very, very Chinese. I'd like to stay away from that. And I hate Apple with a passion. This will be running Linux.
  • The Sacramento Kings' Departure From Hypertaxed California Signals Return Of The Seattle SuperSonics

    01/24/2013 10:39:21 PM PST · by Lexinom · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 24 January 2013 | Rex Sinquefield
    Fans of the Seattle SuperSonics, the beloved NBA team whisked away to Oklahoma City in 2008, will soon have reason to stand up and cheer. No, the Oklahoma City Thunder isn’t headed back to the Pacific Northwest – but the Sacramento Kings will be calling Seattle home before too long. The resurrection of the SuperSonics has spirits soaring in the Evergreen State. On Monday morning, the Seattle Times reported that a Seattle group helmed by...-- SNIP --...The marginal personal-income tax rate for wealthy Californians – a category under which professional ballplayers almost certainly fall – is a whopping 13.3 percent....
  • Multiple Twitter Users Threaten to Assassinate Mitt Romney: ‘Shoot Him Dead’

    10/08/2012 1:43:31 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 89 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8 October 2012 | Jason Howerton
    The race to the White House can be ugly and cruel, an inconvenient truth that rears its ugly head in U.S. politics every four years. Unfortunately, there will always be those who reserve pure, unadulterated hatred for anyone they disagree with. Nothing displays that fact more clearly than the dozens of horrific death threats made against GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney via Twitter, which were uncovered Sunday night. South Carolina attorney Todd Kincannon, who is also the former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, took notice of the intense hatred coming from the left and directed the threatening...
  • Election 2012: Wisconsin Tightens Considerably (O49, R47)

    10/06/2012 5:25:15 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 57 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 6 October 2012 | PPP
    PPP's newest Wisconsin poll finds a big debate bump for Mitt Romney in the state. Two weeks ago he trailed Barack Obama by 7 points there, 52-45. Now he's pulled to within two points, with Obama's lead now just 49-47.
  • Matching Game (Vanity)

    03/21/2012 7:56:32 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 49 replies
    Hello boys and girls! Can you match which house belongs to which of the four GOP candidates?