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  • [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 · 15 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 · 29 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 · 173 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 · 40 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 · 47 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)
  • California city is latest immigration flashpoint

    07/05/2014 3:40:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    Star Democrat ^ | 7-3-14 | AP Story
    When American flag-waving protesters forced busloads of migrants to leave Murrieta earlier this week, the Southern California city became the latest flashpoint in an intensifying immigration debate that could heat up even more as patriotism surges on the Fourth of July. *** snip *** “We’ve had it,” said Carol Schlaepfer, a retired Pomona resident who protested Tuesday in Murrieta. “We all want a better life. ... You can’t come to our country and expect American citizens to dole out what you need, from grade school till death.” People on both sides of the issue want immigration reform, but immigrant rights...
  • Murrieta immigrant detainee protests keep growing

    07/05/2014 9:16:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 5, 2014 | by JAMES BARRAGAN
    The standoff over the housing of immigrant detainees in Murrieta grew Friday as protesters on both sides of the issue stood their ground. Hundreds of people gathered on the road to the federal processing facility, anticipating another convoy of vehicles containing immigrants who had crossed the border in Texas. In a reversal from earlier in the week, there were substantially more demonstrators on the immigration-rights side. Elizabeth Thornton joined Friday's demonstrations to support the detainees — but she added that she was not enamored with the federal approach to immigration. "This is a necessary step for these people to be...
  • Protesters gather at Murrieta to await buses of immigrants

    07/04/2014 11:45:06 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 4, 2014 2:14pm | TONY PERRY, MATT HANSEN
    Protesters have gathered near the entrance to a Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, Calif., on Friday to await buses of undocumented immigrants, but whether those buses will arrive is unknown. Unlike Tuesday when shouting, flag-waving protesters blocked three busloads of immigrants, Murrieta police Friday morning cleared the entry road. The estimated 100 demonstrators, including those favoring the immigrants, were being restricted to a "safety zone" away from the road. Many had remained all night at the site, vowing a repeat of Tuesday's blockade. Authorities kept the road to the processing center clear and the protesters in check, although scuffles did...
  • Newest load of migrants arrive at San Ysidro Border Patrol Station

    07/04/2014 10:55:55 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 38 replies
    KUSI ^ | 7/4/2014 | KUSI
    A planeload of undocumented migrants arrived at the San Ysidro Border Patrol Station Friday night at about 8:30 p.m. after being bussed from Lindbergh Field. This is the second wave of immigrants in the past couple of days carrying the mostly women and children here from Texas... All day long, protestors were waiting in Murrieta, misled to believe the migrants would arrive there today. When the busses arrived there this week, they were turned away by the portestors who did not want the migrants housed or processed in their community.....
  • FIVE ARRESTED AS PROTESTORS,SUPPORTERS WAIT FOR ARRIVAL...(MURRIETA,CA)

    07/04/2014 8:38:25 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 82 replies
    NBC Southern California ^ | 7/4/2014 | Jason Kandel and Tony Shin
    Five people were arrested Friday as crowds of protestors and immigrant rights supporters gathered outside a Southern California Border Patrol facility where another convoy of buses carrying undocumented immigrants was expected to arrive. Tensions were running high as three women and two men were arrested after scuffles broke out about 4 p.m. between demonstrators in Murrieta. Police said the altercation began when a woman on one side of the crowd pushed a person from the other side. An office who witnessed the shoving stepped in to make an arrest.....
  • Plane Carrying More Immigrants Lands in San Diego

    07/04/2014 8:19:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | July 4, 2014
    A chartered airplane carrying another round of undocumented immigrant women and children landed in San Diego on the 4th of July. The plane arrived just before 7 p.m. The undocumented families and children from Central American were flown from Texas to San Diego for processing as part of a federal government plant to address the nation’s border crisis.
  • Shame on You, Murrieta, for Blocking Immigrant Detainee Buses

    07/04/2014 6:19:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 105 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Thursday, July 3, 2014 | Steve Lopez
    Yeah, I know. Illegal means illegal. Thanks for clarifying. And your community has its own challenges without detained immigrants arriving by the busload and no clear plan as to what will become of them. That’s all fair comment. But still, shame on those of you with bulging veins, clenched fists and hot-blooded hatred. Juxtaposed against the simplistic and ugly “go back home” rhetoric spouted in the streets of Murrieta this week are the horrific realities of some of the human beings – women and children, no less – aboard those buses. SNIP And let’s not forget that the influx of...
  • California citizen militia units joining forces with Texas units to defend the border

    07/04/2014 3:25:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 318 replies
    July 4, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Ok, this is just the germination of the plan. We have independent units from the Bolinas Border Patrol and the Central Valley Citizens militia joining forces with independent citizens militia units of Texas to defend our southern border in Texas, to protest Obama's lawless open borders policies and to rally support for Governor Perry to officially call out Guard units and Texas militia units at his disposal to defend the border!! Lawsuits will not cut it. The invasion is happening now. Action must be taken NOW!! FReepers, Patriots, Militia members: Prepare to answer the call!!
  • Ed Lee Parks in the Bus Stop: A Tradition of Bad Mayoral Parking

    07/04/2014 2:51:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Tue., Jul. 1 2014 | Joe Eskenazi
    For all too many San Franciscans, operating an environmentally conscious vehicle is treated in a manner akin to a Papal indulgence, offsetting your otherwise noxious behavior. There is, after all, a sanctimonious bicyclist or two in this town. And, on Friday, photos hit the Internet of Mayor Ed Lee's electric Chevy Volt parked in a Glen Park bus stop. The argument could be made that any vehicle squiring about our mayor is a de facto tech shuttle -- and, therefore, this is a $1 infraction, and not a $271 one. But, in short, you're not supposed to do this. Not...
  • Berkeley To Force Marijuana Dispensaries To Provide Free Weed For Low-Income Patients

    07/04/2014 8:49:37 AM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    CBS Local ^ | July 4, 2014 | Ryan Takeo
    The city of Berkeley will require medical marijuana dispensaries to give away two percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year free to low-income patients. The City Council voted unanimously at Tuesday’s meeting to amend the city’s medical pot rules, which would also allow for a fourth dispensary in Berkeley. Under the proposal, at least two percent of all medical weed dispensed at a club would have to be provided at no cost to very low-income members — and it must be the same quality that’s dispensed to regular paying customers.
  • California city is latest immigration flashpoint (Murrieta)

    07/04/2014 7:50:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 4, 2014 3:05 AM EDT | Matt Hamilton
    When American flag-waving protesters forced busloads of migrants to leave Murrieta earlier this week, the Southern California city became the latest flashpoint in an intensifying immigration debate that could heat up even more as patriotism surges on the Fourth of July. The city’s mayor has become a hero to those seeking stronger immigration policies with his criticism of the federal government’s efforts to handle the thousands of immigrants, many of them mothers and children, who have flooded the Texas border. Some of those immigrants were flown to California and were supposed to be processed at a Border Patrol facility in...
  • Chuck Todd: Jerry Brown 'Most Likely' to Challenge Clinton in 2016

    07/03/2014 11:04:41 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/4/2014 | Joel Pollak
    On Thursday morning's edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe, NBC News White House Correspondent Chuck Todd predicted that California Gov. Jerry Brown would be the "most likely" to challenge frontrunner Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party nomination in the 2016 presidential race. Brown, who is running for a fourth non-consecutive term as governor, has already run for president three times and would be 78 years old in 2017. Todd said that a challenger to Clinton was likely for two reasons: first, a series of stumbles on her troubled book tour; and second, the idea that "[y]ou can't just go unchallenged until...
  • Showdown over immigration: 'This is an invasion'

    07/03/2014 7:40:41 PM PDT · by blueplum · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | July 3, 2014 | Ed Payne, Michael Martinez and Holly Yan
    (CNN) -- The national controversy over a surge of Central American immigrants illegally crossing the U.S. border established a new battleground this week in a small Southern California town, where angry crowds stopped detained migrants from entering their community. The sentiment carried over to a raucous Wednesday night meeting at a Murrieta high school auditorium. Border Patrol and immigration officials got an earful. "This is an invasion," attendee Heidi Klute said before a full house. :snip: Local politicians appear to be in lockstep with their constituents. "It's a nationwide problem, and little ol' Murrieta has taken the lead," said Mayor...
  • Tesla Motors on a mission to hire American veterans

    07/03/2014 4:29:54 PM PDT · by Reaganez · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | July 3,2014 | Dana Hull
    FREMONT -- Tesla Motors, which is on a mission to bring electric cars to the masses, now has another goal -- to become a leading employer of America's military veterans. "We want to be known throughout the veteran community as a great place to work," Arnnon Geshuri, Tesla's vice president of human resources, said in an interview. "Veterans are a great source of talent for Tesla, and we're going after it." "Tesla has risen to the top" among companies known for creating veteran-friendly workplaces, said Ted Daywalt, president and CEO of VetJobs, the nation's leading military job board. "They have...
  • KNX 1070 Report: Calif. Officials To Talk Mandatory Water Rationing

    07/03/2014 3:21:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | July 3, 2014 11:54 AM | Charles Feldman
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — California regulators are expected to consider statewide mandatory water conservation measures as the worst drought in recent memory grows more severe, according to a KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO report. The State Water Resources Board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve emergency regulations for nine months that would speed the process the board uses to force some rights holders to stop diverting from rivers and streams, The Associated Press reported. The move comes after the board learned just 31 percent of the state’s nearly 10,000 water-rights holders responded to curtailment notices in the past six weeks, according to The...
  • Traitorous President Obama facilitates unconstitutional illegal alien invasion of the states!

    07/03/2014 2:56:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 187 replies
    Not only does he refuse to enforce the law, but he openly invites this flood of illegal aliens to illegally cross the border into America while forcing the border patrol to stand down, and he looks to his criminal regime to give them safe harbor. Now he wants to dump them on the states against the will of the people. This is high crimes and treason and he must be held accountable. Obama is the most unlawful president ever! Congress must impeach!! These are just this morning's headlines on the Drudge Report: VIDEO: Coyote smuggles illegals across on jet ski...Migrants...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown 1975: Don't 'Dump Vietnamese' Refugees on California

    07/03/2014 8:54:05 AM PDT · by DFG · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/02/2014 | Kerry Picket
    Democratic Governor Jerry Brown once fought to keep out South Vietnamese refugees from being delivered to his state during his first stint as governor of California in the 1970’s, and although he remains silent on the crisis that is happening on the southern border of his state, Brown’s position, via legislation previously signed, on illegal immigrants from Mexico, Central and South America is much more favorable than the cool response he gave to the Vietnamese refugees who had escaped the tyrannical Viet Cong. In 1975, Jerry Brown complained, that the federal government wanted to “dump Vietnamese on” California. “We can’t...
  • San Francisco Burger King goes rainbow with ‘Proud Whopper,’ response mixed(VIDEO)

    07/03/2014 12:09:01 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 63 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | July 3 2014 | Richard Berkow
    (Must see video...Ugh) The limitless imagination of the American marketing mind came to the fore again this week, as a San Francisco Burger King franchise unveiled its “Proud Whopper” in honor of LGBT Week. It’s exactly the same as a regular flame-grilled Whopper, but inside its rainbow-colored wrapper read the words, “We are all the same inside.” Senior Vice President Fernando Machado told Fox News, “It showcases who we are as a brand. It shows how we, as a brand, believe in self-expression.” The fast food chain even produced a video to highlight the campaign, ending with a little girl...
  • California Citizens Stand Up Against Illegal Alien Transfers At Emotional Town Hall Meeting

    07/03/2014 9:47:59 AM PDT · by montag813 · 42 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-03-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsResidents of Murrieta, California continue to inspire citizens around the nation by standing up to law enforcement, DHS officials and Barack Obama by refusing to lie down while the Feds dump illegal aliens on their city.Last night, the city held a tense town hall meeting, in which over a thousand attended -- with hundreds kept outside by officials despite additional room. There they faced off with illegal aliens and their supporters waving Mexican flags, which they countered with American flags of their own. Inside the hall, residents defiantly opposed Barack Obama's illegal alien resettlement plan. Obama continues to...