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  • CO: Colorado Bill to End Duplicative State Background Checks Dies in Anti-Gun State Senate

    04/27/2012 7:07:59 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Ammoland ^ | 26 April, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- On April 23, House Bill 1048 had its hearing in the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and was postponed indefinitely by a 3 to 2 vote, effectively killing this bill for this year. HB 1048, introduced by state Representative Mark Waller (R-15), would eliminate the duplicative state-run Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) InstaCheck system for the purchase of firearms and solely utilize the existing National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Senate President Brandon Shaffer (D-17) ignored the wishes of the thousands of NRA members who called the state capitol in support of a fair...
  • Woman Spills Yogurt on Obama

    04/24/2012 7:50:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | April 24, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    BOULDER, Colo. - President Obama's unscheduled stop tonight at The Sink Restaurant and Bar, a local watering hole on the University of Colorado campus, turned into a messy affair as he mingled with students and took photos outside. A young woman spilled yogurt on the president just as he was wrapping up and about to get back inside his armored black Chevy Suburban. The milky substance appeared to hit his pants, prompting the president to begin wiping himself off with a towel handed to him. "Getting yogurt on the president, you've got a story to tell," Obama told the lady,...
  • Naturally occurring radioactivity part of Western Slope life (Colorado)

    04/24/2012 12:38:02 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 16 replies
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | 4/22/2012 | Matthew Berger
    Coloradans are subjected to, on average, four times more naturally occurring radiation than the average American. It is the price of living in a mountainous and geologically rich region, but the full impact of that background radiation on residents’ health is poorly understood. Aside from an increased risk of skin cancer because of higher elevations and a heightened but avoidable lung-cancer risk from radon seeping from uranium-rich soils, it appears the higher-than-average background radiation levels in Colorado, and Mesa County in particular, are still lower than what would be deemed hazardous. Some experts even believe the low levels may have...
  • Bullying incident shows pervasive school bias against self-defense(CO)

    04/22/2012 6:21:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 April, 2012 | David Codrea
    “9-year-old suspended after he says he stood up to a bully,” a Fox 31 Denver report informs us Third-grader Nathan Pemberton “was kicked out of school Tuesday after he says he stood up to a bully who was beating him up.” “One kid kicked me in the back, then punched me in the face. Then I punched him in the face, and then I got in trouble,” he says.” The school has a “no tolerance” policy that results in an automatic suspension, regardless of who started a fight. In other words, children are required by law to attend—under legal truancy...
  • Bullied Boy Suspended for Fighting Back

    04/21/2012 3:41:34 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 73 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 20, 2012 | Benge Nsenduluka
    A nine-year-old Colorado boy has reportedly been suspended from his elementary school after standing up to a bully who was physically harming him. Nathan Pemberton, a third grade student, claims that he was subject to beatings from another child and when he finally garnered the courage to stand up for himself he was punished and removed from West Elementary School in Colorado Springs, which his parents think is ludicrous, according to Mail Online. "One kid kicked me in the back, then punched me in the face. Then I punched him in the face and then I got in trouble," Nathan...
  • Obama, courting youth vote, to launch student-loan push

    04/20/2012 10:35:21 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 20, 2012 | Matt Spetalnick
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will use a tour of three election battleground states next week to push Congress to prevent the doubling of interest rates on federal student loans -- an effort aimed at re-energizing his support among younger voters. Obama will speak at universities in North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa, the White House said on Friday. All three states are considered critical to his re-election chances, and the youth vote is one of his key constituencies. The two-day trip is part of a campaign by the Obama administration to get Congress to extend low interest rates on...
  • Cops: Exchange Student Attack a Hate Crime??

    04/18/2012 11:15:18 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 20 replies
    comcast.net and cbs news ^ | April 17, 2012 at 3:28 PM | Brian Rademaekers
    The girl, who attends the local high school as a junior, told police that the men “told her that they were looking for a minority — a Hispanic or gay, but a black would do,” CBS Denver reported.
  • Moyer Becomes Oldest Pitcher To Win Game In Majors

    04/17/2012 9:40:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 17 April 2012 | Thomas Hendrick
    DENVER -- Jamie Moyer turned in a vintage performance in becoming the oldest pitcher to ever win a major league game. The 49-year-old Moyer threw seven masterful innings and Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer, helping the Colorado Rockies hold on for a 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. Moyer (1-2) was sharp all evening as he picked up his 268th career win, tying him with Hall of Famer Jim Palmer for 34th on the career list. Relying on a consistent cutter and mixing in a 78-mph fastball, the cunning lefty gave up just six hits...
  • Colorado further evidence Ron Paul will challenge Romney in Tampa

    04/16/2012 6:54:57 AM PDT · by peyton randolph · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/15/2012 | Thomas Mullen
    The Ron Paul campaign has consistently maintained that it has won far more delegates than is generally reported by the media. The Associated Press projects Romney’s delegate count to be well over 600, more than ten times their projections for Ron Paul. However, Colorado has provided some evidence that the Paul campaign’s demise has been greatly exaggerated. Colorado completed its state convention yesterday. Under the headline, “Romney lost Colo. caucuses, gets most delegates,” Real Clear Politics reported the results this way. “GOP has chosen 13 Romney delegates and six Santorum delegates. The remaining 17 delegates are unpledged, meaning they are...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Colorado Assembly Results for National Delegates

    04/14/2012 6:25:25 PM PDT · by cookcounty · 8 replies
    Colorado GOP ^ | April 14, 2012 | Colorado GOP
    DENVER, COLORADO –Republican Party of Colorado Chairman Ryan Call announces delegates and alternate delegates for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL: “I am pleased to announce Colorado’s delegates and alternate delegates for the Republican National Convention this August. Colorado Republicans are grateful for the dedication and enthusiasm to Colorado and the Party, and for their tireless efforts to make Barack Obama a one-term president,” said Colorado GOP Chairman Ryan Call.
  • Woman strips naked at DIA

    04/10/2012 4:22:03 PM PDT · by null and void · 38 replies
    KDVR ^ | 1:12 pm, April 10, 2012 | Marc Sternfield
    DENVER – A female passenger at Denver International Airport caused a stir Tuesday morning when she stripped naked in the middle of Concourse B, airport officials said. The incident happened at about 8:45 a.m. when, according to DIA spokeswoman Jenny Schiavone, the woman was caught smoking a cigarette at gate B81, in a non-smoking area. At some point after airport workers told her to extinguish the cigarette, the woman took off her clothes. It wasn’t immediately clear why. However, Denver Police say it was unrelated to the smoking issue. The whole incident played-out over a span of about 20 minutes....
  • Discounted tuition for illegal immigrants passes in Senate

    04/09/2012 2:40:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    The Pueblo Chieftain ^ | April 9, 2012
    The Colorado Senate this morning passed a Pueblo lawmaker’s bill that would create a discount rate of college tuition for illegal immigrants who attended high school in the state. ... Opponents contend the bill would create an incentive for illegal immigration to Colorado. They also argue that it presents students with false hope because they would not be able to work legally in the country until they attain citizenship. The bill’s passage in the Democratically controlled Senate was not a surprise. Its first true test will come next, when it is heard by a Republican House committee. A similar bill...
  • With Voter ID out the window, don’t be overwrought by the onslaught of fraud

    04/05/2012 9:35:44 PM PDT · by cold666pack · 6 replies
    Denver Examiner ^ | April 5, 2012 | Sunana Batra
    I’ve been noticing every time I access my banks account online, or my water bill, and particularly by cell phone bill, I am compelled to jump through more hoops than Alex the cat, ‘for my own good’ they insist. Yet at the same time banks beef up their security, force you to create cheat sheets to remember half a dozen passwords just to access your account in an effort to protect your privacy, our elected officials clear the way for your vote to be stolen. Way to go! Yesterday, Colorado Senate Democrats nixed a proposal to ask voters whether people...
  • Denver Police Release New Information in Murder of Sudanese Man

    04/04/2012 5:16:33 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 3 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | April 4, 2012 | Unknown
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police have released more information about the murder of a Sudanese man after a 911 operator allegedly said he had to return to Denver from Wheat Ridge to file a police report. Sonny Jackson with Denver police said on Sunday at approximately 4:10 a.m. Jimma Reat, 25, a native of Sudan, along with other family members and a friend were returning home from a family visit. “They were driving north on Sheridan Boulevard in a white, 2010 Dodge Charger, rental car near West 10th Avenue. The male occupants of a burgundy colored Jeep Cherokee began following...
  • Highway 82 going underground through Glenwood

    04/01/2012 6:14:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Glenwood Springs Post Independent ^ | April 1, 2012 | Juan Estrada, Staff Infection
    APRIL FOOLS — Flanked by dozens of out-of-work hardrock miners anxious to put their skills back to work, city transportation and Colorado Our Way or the Highway Department officials announced plans this morning for Glenwood Springs' version of Boston's infamous “Big Dig.” Instead of going forward with the planned Grand Avenue Bridge replacement, the Permanent Landing Team (PLT) has been meeting in secret at the CDOT Hanging Lake Tunnel command center for months hatching the new plan. It will involve tunneling from the north side of the Colorado River at the Interstate 70 Exit 116. The 1.5-mile underground passage will...
  • Tebow in Babylon

    03/29/2012 4:12:11 AM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 3/27/12 | Ross Douthat
    The Prophet Jonah was sent to Nineveh. St. Paul was sent to Athens, Macedonia, Rome. And now Tim Tebow has been sent to New York City. There was a moment last week when it looked as if the trade shipping Tebow from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets might somehow fall through - that Tebow might end up a Jacksonville Jaguar instead, with a guaranteed starting job, a heavily evangelical fan base, and none of the insanity involved in eclipsing Jeremy Lin as the most famous Christian athlete in Babylon-upon-the-Hudson. O ye of little faith. Did you think...
  • Former soldiers caught in DEA sting[ one killed in Laredo, Texas shooting]

    03/27/2012 10:55:08 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    MySA.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | Jason Buch
    A South Carolina man was gunned down by federal agents Saturday in Laredo after a sting targeting U.S. soldiers who wanted to work for the Zetas drug cartel went wrong, federal prosecutors said. Former Army 1st Lt. Kevin Corley, 29; Army Sgt. Samuel Walker, 28, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Shavar Davis, 29, of Denver; and Jerome Corley, of South Carolina, drove into Laredo Saturday armed with two semiautomatic rifles, a knife and a .300-caliber bolt-action rifle equipped with a scope and a bipod, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court. They were in Laredo, prosecutors allege, to...
  • 'Aggressive' Colorado Parents Force Annual Easter Egg Hunt To Be Canceled

    03/26/2012 7:59:37 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies · 6+ views
    MyFox DC ^ | March 16, 2012
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A free annual Easter egg hunt held in Old Colorado City was canceled because "aggressive" parents were grabbing too many eggs for their children. Thousands of candy-filled plastic eggs are scattered across Bancroft Park every year for children to find and collect, KXRM reported. But organizers said some parents were too aggressive and took too many of the eggs, leaving some children empty-handed.
  • Marcos Breton: Undocumented immigrant loses battle against BofA

    03/25/2012 6:10:25 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Sacramento Bee. ^ | Marcos Breton
    In this case of David vs. Goliath, Goliath wins. An undocumented immigrant from Mexico sues Bank of America after he's nearly deported when his bank manager turns him over to authorities. Lawyers for Luis Martinez ask: Do you want your banker acting as a de facto immigration agent?