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  • Planned Parenthood Group Moves to Use Trump’s NLRB to Bust Union

    05/24/2018 1:18:20 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 8 replies
    Pay Day Report ^ | 05/24/2018 | Mike Elk
    Recently, a group of 153 Planned Parenthood support staff at 14 clinics in Colorado has attempted to unionize with SEIU. Clinic workers say they put up with long work weeks for low pay with starting wages at a mere $12 an hour. “Its low compensation for the intense and emotional work we are doing,” says Dominique Silverman, who regularly faces protesters on her way into work. Organized labor has stood in solidarity with Planned Parenthood in their fight to block federal cuts to their funding. Groups like the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, and SEIU have all...
  • Stolen ‘What Would Cheesus Do?’ Food Truck Found

    05/23/2018 5:18:08 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 20 replies
    CBS4 ^ | 05/23/18
    A stolen food truck has been found a couple days after it went missing but it has been completely gutted. The truck was found in Commerce City. Genevieve Hardin bought the “What Would Cheesus Do?” truck in February, taking over the food truck serving up gourmet grilled cheese with a theme. “This is my business. This is my life. I have poured everything into this,” she said after the truck was stolen. Since it was found, Hardin says she plans to rebuild and that the set back will only make her stronger. Hardin’s family has set up a GoFundMe...
  • Utah Sen. Lee targeting powers of BLM, Forest Service ( Dan Love vs Cliven Bundy .. )

    05/21/2018 5:51:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Deseret News ^ | May 21, 2018 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    Dan Love .. led Operation Cerberus ... Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, wants to rein in the law enforcement authority of the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service and is crafting legislation he says will either restrict or abolish their authority. Lee said Monday he aims to hem in powers he says were never envisioned under the Federal Land Management Policy Act of 1976. "Our federal land management agencies have drifted far from their intended purposes.. The BLM has expanded its operations far from public lands." ... The senator added federal land agencies exercise police powers on private land...
  • After criticism over a non-investigation of the mayor, Denver council considers new legal powers

    05/18/2018 5:30:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Denverite ^ | May 16, 2018/ | Andrew Kenney
    When the Denver City Council announced that it would not investigate Mayor Michael Hancock’s lascivious text messages with an employee, the condemnations poured in. Kyle Clark, the local news anchor and prolific quipper, had a sizzler ready. ... the structure of municipal government. That’s the kind of thing city nerds fantasize about. Anyway, in case it was too subtle: Clark was implying that the city’s elected officials were getting questionable legal advice because they rely on the City Attorney’s Office and its leader, Kristin Bronson, who was appointed by the mayor. The tweet was missing some subtlety, as tweets do....
  • Boulder passes sweeping anti-gun bill; pro-2A nonprofit vows to sue individual councilmembers

    05/17/2018 3:28:07 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05-17-2018 | Gregg Re
    The Boulder City Council unanimously passed a sweeping gun control ordinance Tuesday night banning "assault weapons" and bump stocks, even as a pro-Second Amendment group threatened to retaliate by suing individual councilmembers. In a surprising turn, one Colorado councilwoman admitted that she disagreed with the ordinance "in many ways," saying it would invite a flood of litigation -- despite voting for it.
  • University course seeks to transform ‘white culture’ of ‘meritocracy’ (Colorado)

    05/11/2018 2:05:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/10/18 | Douglas Ernst
    **SNIP** A new “Witnessing Whiteness” workshop in the Centennial State encourages participants to form groups that can “dismantle the systems of white supremacy that support current structures of inequity.” The 11-part series, first reported by the educational watchdog Campus Reform, was created by Shelly Tochluk, who is also known in academic circles for organizing the “Unmasking Whiteness” conference. Indicators of “white culture” include “individualism, consumerism, meritocracy as an ideal, superficiality, competition, ambition, productivity, [and] extreme exploitation of labor/resources for profit,’” an online workshop document tells readers.
  • ‘My dad’s the mayor!’: Leaked video shows Denver official’s son cursing at officer during stop

    05/09/2018 1:31:18 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | May 8, 2018 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    The video clip lasts just 20 seconds, but it’s long enough to anger anyone who believes public officials and their loved ones secretly suffer from a strong sense of entitlement. Jordan Hancock, the 22-year-old son of Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, had been clocked going 65 mph in a 40 mph zone in Aurora, a suburb of Denver. It’s unclear what preceded the heated exchange between the young man and the officer captured in the video, originally obtained by Denver ABC affiliate KMGH. But at some point, the 22-year-old unloads on the officer, spewing a stream of profanity and gay...
  • The Denver Post Is in Full-On Rebellion Against Its Hedge Fund Master

    05/08/2018 12:56:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.thedailybeast.com ^ | 05.08.18 5:09 AM ET | Carol McKinley Carol McKinley
    As employees from the paper protest against massive cuts to the newsroom and top editors resign, staffers tell The Daily Beast, ‘This is chaos.’ ==================================================================================== It seems odd that they’re fighting for the right to speak at a place called The Lipstick Building. Today, 150 journalists from the Denver Post, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and the Mercury News, and 49 other smaller papers who are accustomed to reporting the news will become the news, as they protest the owner of their papers in what some have called “a fight for their lives.” Alden Global Capital has been surprisingly silent...
  • ‘My dad's the mayor!' Video shows Denver mayor's son using slur against officer during traffic stop

    05/08/2018 8:20:39 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 56 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 05/08/18 | Tony Kovaleski
    A police body camera video leaked to Contact7 Investigates shows the son of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock using a slur against an Aurora police officer during a traffic stop. “My dad’s the mayor, you f---ing f--got,” Jordan Hancock is shown saying in the video clip. “Of Denver? Well you’re in Aurora,” the officer responds. “Guess what, I’m about to get you fired you f---ing b---h,” Hancock is heard saying later. The video clip sent to Contact7 Investigates by an anonymous source is only about 20 seconds long and ends with 22-year-old Hancock driving away. Denver7 requested the full video from...
  • Denver Post editorial page editor resigns amid staff cuts

    05/04/2018 6:08:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    KOAA ^ | May 03, 2018 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    An editor at The Denver Post who oversaw an editorial critical of budget and staff cuts made by the newspaper's New York-based hedge fund owners has resigned. Editorial Page Editor Chuck Plunkett ... The Post last month published Plunkett's initial editorial headlined "As vultures circle, The Denver Post must be saved," calling on Alden to sell the newspaper. ... Plunkett said he was warned afterward "not to bite the hand that fed us" but couldn't stay silent.
  • A Criminal Gang Used a Drone Swarm To Obstruct an FBI Hostage Raid

    05/03/2018 3:06:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 93 replies
    https://www.defenseone.com/ ^ | 5/3/18 | BY PATRICK TUCKER
    And that’s just one of the ways bad guys are putting drones to use, law enforcement officials say. DENVER, Colorado — Last winter, on the outskirts of a large U.S. city, an FBI Hostage Rescue Team set up an elevated observation post to assess an unfolding situation. Soon they heard the buzz of small drones — and then the tiny aircraft were all around them, swooping past in a series of “high-speed low passes at the agents in the observation post to flush them,” the head of the agency’s operational technology law unit told attendees of the AUVSI Xponential conference...
  • Boulder, CO Votes To Ban Sale and Possession of AR’s, Standard Capacity Magazines

    05/03/2018 10:10:29 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 53 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 05/03/18 | John Boch
    By a unanimous vote Tuesday evening, Boulder, Colorado’s City Council advanced a ban on the sale and possession of America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15. They also voted to ban bump fire stocks, standard capacity magazines and similar sporting rifles as well. With a third vote, the ban will take effect for residents as well as visitors to Boulder. Of course, the rule-making exempts law enforcement and military users. As for the little people, The Berkeley of the Rockies’ Mayor Suzanne Jones said, “I think, by and large, we’re focused on a type of weapon to keep it out of civilian...
  • Berthoud High graduate Gabriel Conde killed in action in Afghanistan (updated)

    05/02/2018 2:36:27 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Reporter Herald ^ | May 1, 2018 | Hans Peter
    A Berthoud High School graduate was killed in action Monday while serving in Afghanistan, weeks before his unit's deployment in the country was scheduled to end. The U.S. Department of Defense announced Tuesday that Spc. Gabriel D. Conde, 22, died of small arms fire in the Tagab District while supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel, according to a release from the department. The incident is still under investigation. Conde was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
  • A federal judge's ruling has put #CO05 Rep. Doug Lamborn back on the GOP primary ballot.

    05/01/2018 5:37:13 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    RRhelections ^ | May 1, 2018
    A federal judge's ruling has put #CO05 Rep. Doug Lamborn back on the GOP primary ballot.
  • Glenn K. Beaton: It’s Sunday, what do the Dems hate today?

    04/30/2018 2:58:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Aspen Beat ^ | April 28, 2018 | Glenn K. Beaton
    For nearly a century, the Democrats loved Russia. Not the Russian people, mind you, who were being oppressed, starved and enslaved, but the Russian system. That system was communism. Forget that communism murdered about 100 million people in the last century. And forget that communist socialism failed economically every place it was tried, from the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela to East Germany to North Korea. Because the real goal of communists was never economic prosperity. Their real goal was tyranny. They succeeded so wildly at tyranny for a while that the Dems thought the Russians might rescue us...
  • Lefties at The Intercept Combine Secret Audio of Steny Hoyer with Cartoons

    04/28/2018 6:47:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 27, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    A far-left congressional candidate in Colorado secretly recorded a meeting he had last year with House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D.-Maryland) who attempted to pressure him into dropping out of the race against the establishment candidate preferred by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. As you can see in the April 26 video below, Hoyer definitely gave off 2016 vibes of the establishment Democrats rigging the primary system in favor of Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders. Yes, I said "see" because The Intercept entertainingly combined cartoons with the secretly recorded audio.
  • More Cities Are Banishing Highways Underground — And Building Parks on Top

    04/28/2018 1:04:22 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Pew Charitable Trusts ^ | April 2, 2018 | Martha T. Moore
    The most popular place to put a city park is, increasingly, on a highway. Cities looking to boost their downtowns, or to improve downtrodden neighborhoods, are creating “highway cap parks” on decks constructed over freeways that cut through the urban center. Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Denver and Dallas have deck parks underway. Atlanta, Houston, Minneapolis and Santa Monica, California, are among the cities considering similar projects. In crowded cities, highway deck parks are a way to create new acreage and provide green space that can spur downtown development. Capping a highway to create a park also can reconnect urban neighborhoods sliced apart...
  • Progressive Democrats Call For Steny Hoyer’s Resignation After Secret Recording Emerges

    04/27/2018 7:47:08 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 60 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | April 26, 2018 | Seth McLaughlin
    Liberal groups demanded the resignation of a top House Democrat on Thursday after he was caught on a secret recording trying to strong-arm a progressive candidate to nix his congressional campaign and clear the way for party leaders’ preferred pick to win. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, the second-ranking Democrat in the House, told Levi Tillemann, a Democrat running in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, to drop out because “a judgment was made very early on” that opposing candidate Jason Crow, an Army veteran, was the party’s choice to take on a vulnerable Republican. The recording, which Mr. Tillemann released to the...
  • School Districts Everywhere .. Taxpayers .. Fund Democrat Campaigns Nationwide

    04/27/2018 6:57:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 06, 2017 | Joy Overbeck
    In Douglas County, Colorado, the front line of the fight for school choice and vouchers on the SCOTUS level, Republican voters outnumber Democrats about two to one. Yet until recently, Republican taxpayers .. paying about $1.25 million a year to fund Democrats’ political campaigns. How so? Most of the district’s 4,300 plus teachers belonged to the local American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union, to which they paid about $1.25 million in dues annually, according to the union’s IRS filings. Since teachers’ salaries are paid by the county’s property tax payers, their dues come out of those salaries. So the $1.25...
  • GUEST COLUMN: The real story of teachers' walk-ins and outs ( Colorado: NEA unions )

    04/27/2018 5:40:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Gazette ^ | April 26, 2018 | Kim Monson
    What do the three pictured flags have in common? The first is the flag of the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). Estimates are that 40,000,000 to 60,000,000 people lost their lives under the rule of Stalin's iron fist. The third is the Chinese flag. Everyday hard-working people did not fare well in Mao's China either. Anywhere from 49,000,000 to 78,000,000 died under Mao's communist society. In the middle is the flyer that teachers' unions distributed to Colorado teachers with their Walk-Ins tool-kit encouraging Englewood's teachers to protest and walk out of class recently. Additionally, the teachers' unions are organizing...