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  • California High School: We Have a Right to BAN God

    07/13/2014 11:41:51 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 48 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | July 13 2014 | Warner Todd Huston
    A High School in California has insisted that it has a right to ban the mention of God in a student’s graduation speech paradoxically claiming the Constitution gives them that power. In July 18-year-old Brooks Hamby refused to follow the schools ban order and thanked Jesus in his speech anyway sending the school into fits of apoplexy. A California school district says it will not apologize to a teenager who defied its orders and mentioned God in his graduation speech. Attorneys representing the Brawley Union High School District have written a 10-page letter defending the school’s right not only to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Holocaust denied by students in Rialto school assignment (2.5% of students)

    07/13/2014 12:21:10 PM PDT · by CW_Conservative · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 7/12/2014 | newsroom staff
    (snip) Administrators have said the district’s roughly 2,000 eighth-grade students were assigned the essays in April as a critical thinking project. (snip) The complete archive of the essays was provided to the Los Angeles News Group in the form of 45 PDF files, some of which contain hundreds of pages of student assignments. An examination of the essays by newsroom staff found that at least 50 essays denied or doubted the Holocaust occurred. (snip) In addition to the Los Angeles News Group, the district released copies of the student essays to Sen. Marty Block, D-San Diego, the Museum of Tolerance...
  • CalPERS Ex-CEO Buenrostro Guilty Plea Explains Why Bankers Make So Much Money

    07/13/2014 9:29:08 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 13 July 2014 | Tim Worstall
    The ex-CEO of CalPERS, Fred Buenrostro, has just pleaded guilty to accepting doucers, cash bribes and fees for placing investment business with a specific firm. The economic point that this helps us elucidate is why bankers and fund managers make such vast incomes normally. It’s a concept called “efficiency wages”. Essentially, when stripped right down, if people are handling or responsible for a large amount of money then pay them very well. So that it’s not actually worth their trying to do anything naughty, the risk of losing that high income is greater than what they can gain by being...
  • Military tanks and guns hit the auction block

    07/13/2014 2:09:03 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Jul. 11, 2014 - 2:18 | Claudia Cowan
    One of the largest collections of military machines in the United States is being auctioned July 11-12 in California. It was curated over the years by the late Jacques Littlefield, who housed the collection at his Military Vehicle Technology Foundation in Portola Valley. After Littlefield’s death in 2009, the collection was acquired by the Collings Foundation, an educational organization whose mission is to preserve the history of military automobiles and aircraft.
  • MS-13 Actively Recruiting Illegal Alien Minors at U.S. Shelters

    07/10/2014 4:14:36 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 10 2014 | Judicial Watch
    The nation’s most violent street gangs—including Mara Salvatrucha—are actively recruiting new members at U.S. shelters housing illegal immigrant minors and they’re using Red Cross phones to communicate, a Homeland Security source tells Judicial Watch. JW has reported extensively on the crisis created by the sudden influx of mostly Central American minors that have crossed into the U.S. through the Mexican border in recent weeks. It has created havoc and will end up costing American taxpayers billions of dollars to house, process, medically treat, feed and inevitably educate the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) which are being dispersed throughout the country. They...
  • How low can someone go? (Murietta Border Crossing Chaos: From Fox News 11

    07/12/2014 10:08:26 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    Fox News 11 via Youtube ^ | 7/12/2014 | marmurphy76
    Lupillo Rivera being spit on by a protestor. [Fox News 11 reported this?]
  • Sandra Fluke seeks wider influence in California

    07/12/2014 9:59:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2014 12:01 PM EDT | Judy Lin
    The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention for being denied a chance to testify in Congress for health plan contraception coverage—and then was subjected to degrading comments by radio host Rush Limbaugh—is hoping to make public policy of her own. Sandra Fluke is running as a first-time candidate for a seat in California’s state Senate to represent some of the most affluent communities of Los Angeles County, a district that stretches from the Hollywood Hills to the Palos Verdes peninsula. In a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1, Fluke is campaigning on an agenda that includes subsidized...
  • Officials Say Iran Is Hamas’ ‘Enabler’ in Fight Against Israel

    07/11/2014 5:19:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Time ^ | July 11, 2014 3:39 PM ET | Michael Crowley
    In a reminder of the Middle East’s intertwined nature, the latest violence between Israel and Hamas has U.S. and Israeli officials lamenting the role of a key actor hundreds of miles east of Gaza: Iran. “Who is the enabler for Hamas? Where do they get those rockets?” asked House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce Friday morning. “It’s Iran.” […] “Iran continues to do everything it can to push rockets into Gaza,” says Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer. “Iran obviously is a supporter of Hamas. And Islamic Jihad is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Iran.” (Islamic Jihad is militant group...
  • Man who accused Cochran campaign of vote-buying changes story

    07/11/2014 8:35:53 PM PDT · by Sister_T · 21 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | July 11, 2014 | GOPUSA Staff
    A Mississippi man who accused the Thad Cochran campaign of paying African-Americans to vote for the senator in his primary runoff last month is walking back his story. Stevie Fielder told California-based blogger Charles C. Johnson he was asked to buy votes for $15 a pop in the June 24 runoff between Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Now, he's saying he never paid anyone to vote, saying the conversations he claimed he had with Cochran campaign staffers Kirk Sims and Amanda Shook were "hypothetical" and the interview with Johnson was edited.
  • Feds Ask Churches To House Migrant Families

    07/12/2014 4:10:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/12/2014 | Neil Munro
    The Department of Homeland Security has asked Catholic churches in California to temporarily house and feed groups of Central American migrants until 2016, according to an official at the diocese of San Bernardino.But any unpaid cooperation is legally questionable, because it may be intended to bypass Congress’ authority to fund — or to not fund — federal agencies’ new practice of distributing the flood of migrant families to homes across the country.The department “has reached out to the diocese and the bishop, and asked us to shelter families in transition,” Maria Christina Mendez, at the Office of Hispanic Affairs, told...
  • Sheriff's deputy will NOT be charged for shooting dead 13-year-old child.

    07/11/2014 11:34:04 PM PDT · by Rabin · 82 replies
    Associated Press and Daily Mail Reporter ^ | Updated: 10:09 EST, 8 July 2014 | Staff
    Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputy Erick Gelhaus shouted then shot (dead 13-year-old Andy Lopez on October 22, 2013), Eric fired eight rounds. The hit / miss order can never be known. What is known is that Andy had failed to orange tip the bb-gun and that he never returned fire. Forensic indicate the 73 lb. perp took three 44 hollow points in the back and right side (falling?) plus four horizontals, head , neck lower...
  • Amid border crisis, Obama to take 15-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard

    07/10/2014 11:41:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 82 replies
    The Washington Times. ^ | July 10, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    President Obama is taking a 15-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard next month, despite the widespread criticism he’s received for not visiting the U.S.-Mexico border while it descends into chaos. The Obamas will leave Washington on Saturday, Aug. 9, and stay at a $12 million vacation home in Martha’s Vineyard until Sunday, Aug. 24, the White House confirmed late Wednesday. The president is expected to return to Chilmark and stay in a secluded house off North Road that overlooks the north shore and Vineyard Sound, the Martha’s Vineyard Times reported. Though not confirmed by the White House, the Obamas are expected...
  • California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage (industrial spying for China)

    07/11/2014 10:18:35 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 1 replies
    KPVI News 6 ^ | 07/11/2014 | AP
    A federal judge has sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28.3 million for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China a secret recipe to a widely used white pigment. U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White said Thursday in Oakland that Walter Liew, a naturalized U.S. citizen, had "turned against his adopted country over greed." White noted that U.S. authorities had managed to trace $22 million of the $28 million received by Liew to various Singapore and Chinese companies controlled by Liew's in-laws before losing the trail.
  • Investigation Urged After Latino Caucus Rejects Republican Lawmaker

    07/11/2014 9:22:22 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 11, 2014
    Investigation Urged After Latino Caucus Rejects Republican Lawmaker Investigation urged after Latino caucus rejects Republican lawmaker GOP Assemblyman Rocky Chavez says he should be allowed to join the Latino caucus Shortly after he was elected, state Assemblyman Rocky Chavez took what he said was a natural step and asked to join the California Latino Legislative Caucus. The Oceanside Republican said his request last year was at first met with silence. "When I didn't get a response, I asked what the deal was and they said that I wouldn't be allowed in," Chavez said. "They do not allow Republicans to be...
  • Berkeley Dispensaries Must Give Free Weed to Low-Income Patients

    07/11/2014 7:43:37 AM PDT · by jcon40 · 33 replies
    7x7 SF ^ | July 10, 2014 | Sarah Nedina
    In a landmark decision to serve the underprivileged of the East Bay, the Berkeley City Council UNANIMOUSLY voted last week to provide small amounts of free medical marijuana to low-income and homeless patients. Whoa. According to the new ordinance, dispensaries in the area must give away weed equal to at least 2 percent of their sales to the appropriate demographic—defined as half the area’s median annual income: $32,000 or less for an individual and $46,000 for a family of four. "It's an equity issue," council member Darryl Moore explained to Reuters. "We want to ensure that those who are in...
  • California Residents Just Got an Unwelcome New Neighbor: ‘When We Saw Him Coming Down

    07/11/2014 6:35:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 7/10/2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Hubbert will be renting a space for $2,800 a month from Martyn Haggett, who himself served eight years in prison for hiring a hit man to kill his wife, KTLA reported. The bill will be footed by state dollars. Hubbert will also have 24-hour protection from a security firm.
  • Breaking: 46 Illegal Aliens Bused to Church in Fontana for Release

    07/10/2014 6:28:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/10/14 | Daniel Nussbaum
    FONTANA, CA -- Breitbart News has learned that 46 illegal aliens, mostly women and children originally destined for the U.S. Border Patrol station in Murrieta, CA, were bused instead Thursday to the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fontana, roughly 45 miles north. The 46 are among several hundred Central Americans who were caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas and have been transferred to California since. "The faith calls on us to do this," San Bernadino Diocese spokesperson John Andrews told Breitbart News. He said that the aliens would, in less than 24 hours, be driven from the church in...
  • Donald Sterling Calls Shelly 'Pig,' Says He'd Never Sell Clippers

    07/10/2014 11:16:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    CBS SPORTS ^ | July 9, 2014 | James Herbert
    Banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling testified again on Wednesday and, just like on Tuesday, he was combative. Sterling said the NBA was worse than any other corporation in America, called himself sports' most punished man, essentially accused ex-NBA commissioner of stealing money and called his wife, Shelly, a "pig" after she got off the stand. The judge predicted the trial would not end by July 15, when a league board of governors meeting is scheduled on the sale of the team to Steve Ballmer. Here's how it went down:
  • AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting

    07/10/2014 11:09:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 10, 2014 10:12 AM EDT | Michael R. Blood
    At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation’s largest county. A Voting Rights Act complaint to be filed Thursday with the U.S. Justice Department goes to a politically delicate subject that states have grappled with over the years: Where is the line to disqualify someone from the voting booth because of a cognitive or developmental impairment? The complaint by the Disability and Abuse Project...
  • [California Coastal] Commission Meets On American Flag’s Fate At Trump National Golf Course

    07/09/2014 12:35:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | July 9, 2014 11:44 AM
    RANCHO PALOS VERDES (CBSLA.com) — A meeting was being held Wednesday to determine the fate of the Stars and Stripes that proudly fly at the Trump National Golf Course. The California Coastal Commission met at 8 a.m. in Ventura to decide on the removal of the 400-square-foot veteran-dedicated flag as Rancho Palos Verdes residents gathered outside, singing the Star Spangled Banner. “Stand behind the American flag. We believe in the American flag,” Harold Gill said. The giant American flag has been the focus of a standoff between Donald Trump and state officials, who say he has not taken the proper...
  • Latino Lawmakers Report Ventura Shelter For Migrants Adequate, Kids Healthy

    07/09/2014 11:25:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    KPBS - San Diego ^ | July 9, 2014 | By Jill Replogle
    Members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus said they watched children play soccer and learn English on their tour of the shelter at the Ventura County Naval Base. They weren’t allowed to talk to the kids, but they said the children seemed to be in good spirits, and the legislators said the sleeping areas and makeshift classrooms were satisfactory. "I was pleased to see clean, adequate dorms and even happier to see content, well-behaved children," California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) said in a statement. State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, the Democrat who represents Ventura, said church leaders and volunteers...
  • Murrieta Residents: Obama Admin Flooding Our Streets to 'Force Immigration Reform'

    07/09/2014 7:00:45 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/8/14 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas--Furious protesters in Murrieta, California have made it clear that they oppose the federal government's apparent desire to send busloads of illegal immigrants from South Texas to their area. Many Murrieta residents claim that the town is being targeted unfairly for political reasons--some even assert that the Obama Administration is attempting to dump the immigrants in "small town America" to force immigration reform.
  • Housing of Migrant Children "Un-American": California Senator

    07/08/2014 8:56:58 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    nbclosangeles.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | John Cádiz Klemack
    About 200 people rallied Tuesday in support of migrant children temporarily housed at a shelter at the Naval Base Ventura County. The rally came as state legislators toured the facility where 568 minors were being housed. The federal government has contracted with the Southern California base to have the children housed for 120 days. Most of the children have been reunited with family members already in the United States. Some have been sent back to their home countries. "We weren't even aware that the facility was even here," said state Senator Kevin DeLeon, D-Los Angeles. "It serves no one to...
  • California lawmakers tour shelter for immigrant children, urge Obama to act

    07/08/2014 8:42:40 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    sanluisobispo.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jeremy B. White
    A surge of unaccompanied immigrant minors into the United States has reached a “heartbreaking” magnitude and demands a federal response, California state legislators said after visiting a temporary housing facility on Tuesday. “This human tragedy is really a humanitarian crisis,” Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, head of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, told reporters in a conference call. “These kids truly embody the human spirit of survival.” The number of immigrant children becoming temporary wards of the government in 2014 is on pace to more than double last year’s total of 25,000, according to federal projections. Lara emphasized extending due...
  • California Removes 'Husband' and 'Wife' from California Marriage Law

    07/08/2014 4:28:53 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 8, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    One word can make all the difference when it comes to definitions. Exhibit A: exchange the words “husband and wife” for a more inclusive term, and you have the phrase “I now pronounce you spouses.” In the state of California, they are paying special attention to keep their vernacular as progressive as possible. Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill Monday to formally make marriage gender-neutral to reflect the state’s allowance of same-sex unions. According to Senate Bill 1306:
  • Two planets orbit nearby ancient star

    07/08/2014 4:00:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Space Daily ^ | Jun 04, 2014
    Two planets orbit nearby ancient star by Staff Writers Washington DC (SPX) Jun 04, 2014 Kapteyn's star and its planets likely come from a dwarf galaxy now merged with the Milky Way. The bottom right panel shows characteristic streams of stars resulting from such a galactic merging event. Image courtesy Victor Robles, James Bullock, and Miguel Rocha at University of California Irvine and Joel Primack at University of California Santa Cruz. An international team of astronomers, including five Carnegie scientists, reports the discovery of two new planets orbiting a very old star that is near to our own Sun. One...
  • WISE Finds Thousands Of New Stars But No Planet X

    07/08/2014 3:56:57 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Space Daily ^ | Mar 10, 2014
    WISE Finds Thousands Of New Stars But No Planet X by Staff Writers Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 10, 2014 The WISE mission operated from 2010 through early 2011, during which time it performed two full scans of the sky -- with essentially a six-month gap between scans. The survey captured images of nearly 750 million asteroids, stars and galaxies. In November 2013, NASA released data from the AllWISE program, which now enables astronomers to compare the two full-sky surveys to look for moving objects. After searching hundreds of millions of objects across our sky, NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)...
  • Planet X myth debunked

    07/08/2014 3:53:18 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Space Daily ^ | March 16, 2014
    Planet X myth debunked by Staff Writers Washington March 16, 2014 It was an elusive planet that for 200 years appeared to explain Uranus's wobbly orbit. And there was the sister sun theorized to be near our solar system that caused asteroids to swerve toward Earth. There is just one problem: neither "Planet X" nor "Nemesis" ever existed, researchers now say. Or probably not. "The outer solar system probably does not contain a large gas giant planet ("Planet X"), or a small, companion star ("Nemesis")," concluded University of Pennsylvania astronomer Kevin Luhman, who directed the study using NASA's Wide-field Infrared...
  • I clean high school bathrooms, and my new $15/hour salary will change everything

    07/08/2014 2:56:14 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-7-14 | Raul Meza
    Monday through Friday, my full-time job is cleaning restrooms at Van Nuys High School. But that work is not the hardest part of my life. The hardest part is saying goodbye to my 4-year-old son when he asks me not to go to work again. In order to make ends meet, I also work weekends and nights. I know I’m lucky to have a full-time job as a facility attendant in the Los Angeles Unified School District. I’ve done that for 10 years, and some days are better than others, but I like the work, and my co-workers are a...
  • Stunning: California Couple Says They Were Asked to House Immigrant Children

    07/08/2014 2:30:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 210 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show Transcript ^ | July 8, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is Ann and Ed in Southern California. Welcome. It's great to have you on the phone. Hello. ANN: Hello. RUSH: Hi. ANN: Hi, Rush. How are you? RUSH: Just fine. Thank you very much. ANN: Great. Well, we have some interesting news. My husband Eddie is on the phone with us. We live in Southern California, and we're Catholic, active Catholics in our community, and there was a town hall meeting last evening, emergency meeting called by our local parish priest, ordered by our bishop (unintelligible) and the Archdiocese of San Bernardino. They have made the decision that...
  • Civilian Militias Needed to Secure the Border? (Video: FReeper Syncro Interviewed on Greta)

    07/08/2014 8:17:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | Monday, July 7, 2014 | Greta Van Susteren
    Members of Free Republic to rally support for Governor Perry to officially call out National Guard and Texas militia units to defend the border. (Video of 3:19 interview which lead On the Record last night at the source)
  • LAPD To Stop Complying With Most Requests To Detain People On Possible Immigration Violations

    07/07/2014 5:38:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    FoxNews Latino ^ | July 7, 2014 | KTTV myfoxla.com
    Los Angeles – Saying police need to maintain the trust of the community during a federal government stalemate on immigration policy, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Chief Charlie Beck announced today that the LAPD will no longer comply with most requests by immigration authorities to detain suspects.
  • California governor signs bill replacing words 'husband' and 'wife' in state law

    07/07/2014 3:57:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 50 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 7, 2014 | AP/FoxNews
    The terms “husband” and “wife” have been deleted from California’s marriage law under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The terms will be replaced with “spouse” to accommodate same-sex marriage, which became legal in the state last year after the Supreme Court struck down a voter-approved ban on it. SB1306, the bill signed Monday by Brown, takes effect Jan. 1 and reflects the legality of gay marriage after a decade of litigation. The law also removes limits on recognizing same-sex marriages performed out of state.
  • Will Perry Mason Moment Destroy Bribery Case Against Orange County Jail Deputy?

    07/07/2014 3:09:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    During closing arguments in the trial of a deputy accused of turning the Orange County Jail into a two-year pleasure palace for a bribe-tossing killer inmate, innocence or guilt comes down to common sense, according to both the prosecutor and the defense attorney. Deputy District Attorney Aleta Bryant confidently told a jury on July 2 that David Lloyd Cass betrayed his duties by allowing Stephenson Choi Kim to enjoy regular sex dates in the jail's visitor area and permitting the gangster to smuggle in contraband--marijuana, razor blades, candy, food, tools, porn and a cell phone--in exchange for bribes totaling at...
  • Sonoma County D.A.: No criminal charges for sheriff's deputy in Andy Lopez shooting (Santa Rosa, CA)

    07/07/2014 2:49:32 PM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 10 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | July 7, 2014 | Julie Johnson
    The Sonoma County District Attorney's Office announced Monday that it will not file criminal charges against a sheriff's deputy who shot and killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez. District Attorney Jill Ravitch said in a statement that investigators concluded Deputy Erick Gelhaus “fired his weapon in response to what he honestly and reasonably believed was an imminent threat of death to himself or others. “As such, he was lawfully acting in defense of himself or others, and no basis for seeking criminal charges exists,” Ravitch said in the statement. The finding was revealed in an email announcing a 2 p.m. press conference...
  • Murrieta Mayor Alan Long: We’re gonna send a big fat bill to Washington D.C. for illegal

    07/07/2014 12:22:46 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 29 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | July 7 2014 | Dan Butcher
    Murrieta Mayor Alan Long: We’re gonna send a big fat bill to Washington D.C. for illegal alien expenses (VIDEO)//// During a recent town hall meeting, Murrieta, California Mayor Alan Long said he was going to send a “big fat bill” for the expenses his city incurs because of the illegal immigrants the federal government wants to house in the area. Long continues to defend Murietta against the criticism the city is receiving in reaction to the illegal immigrants being brought there. “We’re a very small town here in Murietta, and all the sudden we have a national problem at our...
  • Murrieta Mayor Alan Long: Federal government never contacted us about busing illegal(VIDEO)

    07/07/2014 12:16:56 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | July 27 2014 | Dan Butcher
    FULL TITLE: Murrieta Mayor Alan Long: Federal government never contacted us about busing illegal immigrants to our city//// Murrieta, California Mayor Alan Long told FOX News on Monday morning that the no one from the federal government contacted the city about busing in hundreds of illegal immigrants to be housed there. “We’re a very small town. It’s a bedroom community of about 106,000 and the air is clean and the people are beautiful. “As far as we know, Murrieta is still a destination point. So we have every reason to expect more buses to arrive in Murrieta. Border patrol and...
  • The Real Illegal Immigration Agenda in Murrieta

    07/07/2014 12:09:49 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 13 replies
    CanadaFreePress ^ | July 7, 2014 | Douglas V Gibbs
    We are being told that the bureaucrats, Homeland Security, and the Border Patrol have no choice but to receive, process, and send illegal aliens on their way to whatever their destination is. To deport them all the way back to their non-Mexico places of origin is illegal, I have been told. Besides, helping them find wherever it was they were going is the humanitarian thing to do, we are told, because these people are refugees coming from places more dangerous than the United States, and it is our obligation to take them in, rather than deport them back to their...
  • New border risk: ISIS ties to Mexican drug lords

    07/07/2014 12:05:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    WND ^ | July 5, 2014 | Andrew J. Ireland
    Expert warns Middle East turmoil could sting U.S. WASHINGTON – A top U.S. Defense Department analyst under President Bush says ISIS, the Islamic jihadists creating a Muslim caliphate in Iraq and beyond, could use the Mexican border to infiltrate America, and it could happen “sooner rather than later.” At a time when thousands are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally each day, the risks might never be higher, said Michael Maloof, now a senior staff writer for WND and expert on the Middle East. He said there are risks to the economy and the nation’s health. And he warned the Iraq...
  • LAPD to Halt Detention of Undocumented Immigrants at Request of ICE

    07/07/2014 12:01:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 7, 2014 | BY ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
    The city of Los Angeles announced Monday that it will no longer honor requests from federal immigration officials to detain undocumented immigrants for possible deportation without either a court order or arrest warrant, citing constitutional concerns raised by recent court decisions. In announcing the decision, Mayor Eric Garcetti and police Chief Charlie Beck cited a recent decision by a federal judge in Oregon who found that local authorities violated the 4th Amendment rights of an undocumented immigrant held for two weeks on an ICE hold despite being eligible for release. Specifically, the judge found that such detainers lacked the necessary...
  • Live Feed: Arrival of Immigrant Families in Ca.

    07/07/2014 11:01:05 AM PDT · by kristinn · 50 replies
    CBS8.com ^ | Monday, July 7, 2014
    Live helicopter footage with audio at feed.
  • Border Patrol Union Official Under Gag Order, Says No Agents Securing Border

    07/07/2014 8:45:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 7 Jul 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    California Border Patrol union representative Ron Zermeno told ABC 10 San Diego that he has been placed under a gag order in an attempt to avoid negative news about the state of the southern border from getting out to the public. Zermeno said that the order was designed to prevent him from saying that no agents will be securing the southern border.
  • California Flooded With People Tattling on 'Water Wasters'

    07/06/2014 7:16:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | July 5, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    California's drought is creating a deluge of tattletales, after government officials encouraged residents to snitch on their neighbors for wasting water. The state declared a drought emergency five months ago, but residents have only cut their water usage by about 5 percent, reports The New York Times, cutting back much less than the 20 percent Gov. Jerry Brown asked for in January. And since people aren't heeding the warnings from the state, cities in the state are asking residents to report their neighbors for wasting water, and are finding that people are all too willing to tell on each other....
  • Murrieta, Calif., Mayor Alan Long: Immigration System Luring Illegals to US

    07/06/2014 12:51:59 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 19 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | July 6, 2014 | Staff
    Murrieta, Calif. Mayor Alan Long says his city, which made headlines this week when protestors blocked busloads of illegal migrants being transferred to a local facility, is paying the price for a very ill-planned U.S. immigration policy. "What I'm telling you right now, if those buses were to arrive here tomorrow, and enter the Border facility, you would see what Murrieta is known for, and that is a caring, compassionate community," Long told CNN "State of the Union" host Candy Crowley Sunday. But that does not mean Long and the community don't have concerns about the immigrants that are being...
  • CA Dems balk at Cap and Trade cost

    07/06/2014 8:24:34 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    Cal Watchdog ^ | July 3, 2014 | Wayne Lusvardi
    With gas prices soaring again, consumers are rebelling. And even liberal Democrats in California are seeking to help their constituents.
  • Deporting Oneself Well

    07/06/2014 8:22:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry faced off Thursday at a House Homeland Security Committee field hearing in McAllen, Texas, on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. There's no question there's a crisis. In 2011, some 4,000 unaccompanied children were caught after crossing into the United States. In 2012, the number rose to more than 13,000 children. Last year, that number hit 38,759; and already this year, the toll exceeds 52,000, with most minors coming from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Not all of the kids make it. Interim Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra ticked off...
  • Water shortage could bring electricity grid failure

    07/06/2014 7:55:33 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    Cal Watchdog ^ | July 2, 2014 | Wayne Lusvardi
    California’s Big Three energy regulating agencies just warned in a joint letter to the California Water Resources Control Board that planned water curtailments for 2014 would present a danger to grid reliability and create “substantial potential for serious public health and safety impacts.”
  • The Murrieta Rebellion

    07/06/2014 4:39:41 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 74 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4 July 2014 | Editorial
    The Law: Residents of city proud to be called Reagan Country rose up last week to halt busloads of illegal immigrants being dumped into their neighorhoods, showing why they may have started a grassfire national movement. To get into the town hall meeting at California's Murietta Mesa High School, you had to work your way through 200 angry protesters. Many of them were in green and white Mexican soccer jerseys and bandanas and waved Mexican flags, at least one with "Viva Mexico" stamped on it. "Ci-ti-zen-ship! Ci-ti-zen-ship!" shouted one young woman, pumping her flag along as the crowd's rage sizzled....
  • Border Agent Contracts Scabies After Handling Undocumented Immigrants (CA)

    07/05/2014 7:54:34 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 28 replies
    NBCNEWS ^ | July 5, 2014 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    A border patrol agent was diagnosed with scabies after processing undocumented immigrants in Otay Mesa, California, the agent's union representative said. Ronald Zermeno, health and safety director for the National Border Control Council union, said the agent told him that he observed several people with open sores while screening them in preparation to be released to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Scabies is caused by a mite that burrows into skin and lays eggs, causing an intense itching and rash, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Dueling immigration rallies held in CA ("Against illegal immigration? Great! Go back to Europe!")

    07/05/2014 5:36:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | July 4, 2014 | Matt Hamilton
    MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Rumors had swirled among anti-immigration activists near a U.S. Border Patrol station in Southern California that the agency would try again to bus in some of the immigrants who have flooded across the U.S.-Mexico border. Instead, they got dueling anti- and pro-immigration rallies Friday. The crowd of 200 outside the station in Murrieta waved signs and sometimes shouted at each other. One banner read: "Proud LEGAL American. It doesn't work any other way." Another countered: "Against illegal immigration? Great! Go back to Europe!"(continued)