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  • Pupils found with handguns in school (in UK)

    04/23/2014 4:04:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:01AM BST 23 Apr 2014 | David Barrett
    Nearly 40 children have been found with guns on school premises over the last three years, a shocking new national survey has disclosed. Figures obtained from police forces across Britain showed guns and air weapons had been confiscated on 37 occasions by officers—including two hand guns. The other guns included 27 ball bearing guns and seven other air weapons. The figures showed almost 1,000 pupils in total were caught by police with weapons in schools, including a Taser stun gun, a meat cleaver, three axes and a cut-throat razor. The total is likely to be only the tip of the...
  • Pawnshop that sold gun used to kill cop agrees to report more on sales

    04/23/2014 3:50:23 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 23 apr 2014 | Annie Sweeney
    Four years after a Smith & Wesson .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun was used to kill an off-duty Chicago police officer, the Mississippi pawnshop owner who sold the gun in a straw purchase has agreed to concessions that authorities hope will curb similar illegal gun deals. The concession to alert authorities about customers who buy multiple handguns, beyond what is required by law, was reached in a federal lawsuit in Mississippi over the slaying of Officer Thomas Wortham IV, attorneys for the Wortham family said. He was an Army National Guard member who had served in Iraq and who — just days...
  • Firefighters v arsonists: US confirms $5bn spent on 'Ukraine democracy'

    04/23/2014 3:27:07 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 3 replies
    People holding illegal arms and occupying government buildings are perfectly OK, as long as they are permitted to do so, believes Washington’s top diplomat in Europe. But doing exactly the same thing without permission is bad. This piece of infallible logic came from the US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, as she refused to equate the situation in Ukrainian capital, Kiev, in February with the present one in eastern Ukraine. In both cases armed militias have seized buildings and refused to leave. “You can’t compare the situation in Kiev, where now everything that is still being held by protesters...
  • U.S. Releases Another $1 Billion to Iran ($2.55 billion since February)

    04/22/2014 8:23:11 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Adam Kredo
    The United States has released $1 billion in cash assets to Iran in April alone under the interim nuclear deal aimed at ratcheting back Iran’s nuclear program, according to the White House. The Obama administration unfroze Iranian assets totaling $550 million on April 10 and another $450 million on April 15. The United States has now released $2.55 billion to Iran since February, when the scheduled cash infusions first began. The cash releases were contingent upon Iran halting some aspects of its nuclear program and scaling back its stockpiles of highly enriched uranium, the key component in a nuclear weapon....
  • State Executes Convicted Killer William Rousan (Missouri Cattle Robbery)

    04/23/2014 12:11:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Missourinet ^ | April 23, 2014 | Mike Lear
    The state has carried out the execution of 57-year-old William Rousan, who was convicted of the 1993 murders of a rural southeast Missouri couple in 1993. He died by lethal injection at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center at Bonne Terre, not far from where he committed the murders for which he was condemned. A lethal dose of pentobarbital was administered at approximately 12:01. When the curtain to the execution chamber was pulled back, Rousan was speaking continuously and looked at two people in the chamber where witnesses there for him sat. Some witnesses thought he told them, “I...
  • Nevada rancher and former Shoshone chief's range war with BLM predates Bundy standoff

    04/22/2014 11:46:46 PM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    Fox ^ | April 22, 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Long before Cliven Bundy faced down federal agents in his dispute with the Bureau of Land Management over grazing rights, fellow Nevada rancher Raymond Yowell, an 84-year-old former Shoshone chief, watched as the BLM seized his herd. Adding to that, since 2008 they've taken his money as well -- in the form of a piece of his Social Security checks. Yowell's 132 head of cattle had grazed for decades on the South Fork Western Shoshone Indian Reservation in northeastern Nevada until 2002, when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) -- the same agency at odds with Bundy -- seized them....
  • New York police Twitter campaign backfires badly

    04/22/2014 11:20:48 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 14 replies
    New York (AFP) - New York police Tuesday were eating extra helpings of humble pie after asking people to post images of themselves and NYPD officers on Twitter -- only to face a deluge of pictures of alleged police brutality. "Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our Facebook," the department posted on its NYPD News Twitter feed, hoping to fuel a feel-good, low-cost public relations campaign. -snip- One image showing police after striking a protestor brought the remark "Here the #NYPD engages with its...
  • U.S. Attorney Forms Chicago Crime Unit

    04/22/2014 9:21:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 21, 2014 | Caroline Porter
    CHICAGO—Following one of the most violent weekends of the year so far, the U.S. attorney's office here on Monday said it was forming a violent-crimes section that focuses specifically on gangs, guns and drugs. Zachary Fardon, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, carved out the new effort from a larger narcotics and gangs group, said spokesman Randall Samborn. The move is part of a wider recent structural overhaul of the office, which has a $34 million annual budget, he said. Of about 150 prosecutors in the office, 16 are now dedicated to the violent-crimes unit.
  • Sen. Harry Reid’s baseless ‘domestic terror’ accusations

    04/22/2014 9:01:35 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 21, 2014 | Marc A. Thiessen
    The Senate majority leader who called President Bush a “loser” and a “liar,” declared former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan a “political hack” and asserted that all Obamacare horror stories are “untrue” has now called Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters “domestic terrorists.”
  • The New American Fascism: It's time to name the perpetrators.

    04/22/2014 8:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 22, 2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    It is the New American Fascism. And make no mistake — the perpetrators are proud of it. Let’s begin with dates and names. August 7, 2008: The New York Times reports that Nearly 10,000 of the biggest donors to Republican candidates and causes across the country will probably receive a foreboding “warning” letter in the mail next week. The letter is an opening shot across the bow from an unusual new outside political group on the left that is poised to engage in hardball tactics to prevent similar groups on the right from getting off the ground this fall. Led...
  • Perth Amboy man to serve 30 years in prison for 2010 murder of Old Bridge woman

    04/22/2014 6:37:10 PM PDT · by heartwood · 8 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | 4/21/2-14 updated 4/22/2014 | Sue Epstein
    Before sentencing Robert Hayes today to 30 years in prison for the murder of an Old Bridge woman, Superior Court Judge Michael Toto reminded the Perth Amboy man what he told an investigator when asked if he was all evil or "is there any good in you?" "You said, ‘There’s no good in me,’ " Toto quoted from a statement Hayes gave to authorities after his arrest in 2010. "You’ve shown little or no remorse during this entire time and have demonstrated nothing but contempt for the rule of law and the life of the victim," the judge said. Hayes, 36,...
  • Stunner! Benghazi Was a Base for Illegal Arms Shipments to Syria

    04/22/2014 6:31:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | April 22, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Illegal arms were shipped to Syrian rebels from Libya and this could be the reason Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton lied and claimed the attack on the consulate was the result of a video. Seymour Hirsch published an investigative report stating that there is an addendum to the Senate Intelligence Committee report which explains what the CIA was doing in Benghazi. Our government was shipping arms from Libya through Turkey to Syrian rebels before we realized they were al-Qaida. The reason the government lied was probably to conceal an illegal operation to arm Syrian rebels. Ambassador Stevens was the coordinator....
  • IRS Workers Disciplined For Misconduct Were Awarded Bonuses

    04/22/2014 6:27:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/22/2014 | John D. McKinnon
    More than 2,800 Internal Revenue Service employees who recently had been disciplined received performance bonuses totaling more than $2.8 million between Oct. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2012, a government audit found. The misconduct ranged from failure to pay taxes to misuse of government travel cards, violation of official-conduct standards and fraud, according to the report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The discipline included written reprimands, suspensions and even removal. The oversight agency said some of the conduct issues might have occurred after an employee earned a bonus. While the IRS doesn't prohibit bonuses, "providing awards to...
  • Why Did Obama Hire a Top Criminal Attorney for WH Counsel?(With Former Clinton Scandal Lawyer)

    04/22/2014 6:04:29 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | April 22, 2014, 5:31 pm | Keith Koffler
    If I suddenly told you I was hiring Johnny Cochran to be my attorney, you’d think – well, first of all, you’d think it was peculiar, since Johnny Cochran is dead. Maybe I’m looking to save some money. But, assuming I mean the metaphorical Johnny Cochran, you’d be pretty sure I’m in some kind of really serious trouble. Or if your wife mentioned she had hired a lawyer, and you found out the attorney specializes in . . . divorce. You’d probably start checking some apartment listings. Which brings us to the strange case of President Obama’s decision to hire...
  • Tragic Earth Day news for green propagandists: Americans believe in God than man-made global warming

    04/22/2014 5:33:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Apr 2014 | James Delingpole
    More Americans believe in God than in man-made global warming ... how remarkably resilient Americans are in the face of relentless environmental brainwashing. The schools, the universities, the government, the green NGOs, Hollywood and the MSM have invested billions of man hours and dollars trying to persuade them that climate change is the greatest threat of our age. But according to this survey, only 33 per cent are buying it - ... all the latest research suggests that the importance of CO2 and other greenhouse gases has been grossly exaggerated in the various computer models predicting catastrophic global warming, which...
  • Harry Reid: “Something Will Happen” To Stop Rancher Cliven Bundy

    04/22/2014 4:59:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 85 replies
    Gateway and CBS ^ | April 22, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Harry Reid told reporters the Bundy Ranch dispute is not over. “Something will happen.” ... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says “something is going to happen” to get Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to stop letting his cattle graze on federal land. “It’s obvious that you can’t just walk away from this. And we can speculate all we want to speculate to what’s going to happen next,” Reid told KSNV-TV. “But I don’t think it’s going to be tomorrow that something is going to happen, but something will happen. We are a nation of laws, not of men and women.”...
  • Wind Industry Produces Little Energy, Lots Of Hot Air

    04/22/2014 4:48:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Investors.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Failed Policy: The federal government has spent some $100 billion in taxpayer subsidies on green energy since 2006. Now we are seeing the flimsy and declining returns on that investment. The wind industry saw its growth tumble by 92% last year, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), and that's off of a very low base to begin with. Big Wind blames the decline in output on uncertainty over the future of a federal wind industry tax credit — an absurdly generous subsidy of 2.3 cents per kilowatt hour produced. This handout is what keeps...
  • Heller calls for BLM hearings during appearance with Reid (Sen. Heller calls them 'Patriots')

    04/22/2014 4:39:06 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    KSNV ^ | Updated: 4/18 6:26 pm
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) — Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., called for Congressional hearings into the BLM’s stand-off with cattle rancher Cliven Bundy. Heller requested the hearings during a joint appearance today with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on the KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” Nevada’s junior senator noted that he wants to determine “who drove” BLM policy into the tense standoff that ended Saturday. Heller said that he took issue with the BLM “coming in with a paramilitary army. It made a lot of people very uncomfortable.” “It’s obvious,” Reid noted, “the federal government can’t just walk...
  • Congress on its own can arrest and jail Lois Lerner until she testifies on IRS scandal

    04/22/2014 4:34:39 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-22-2014 | Ernest Istook - OP/ED
    April 22, 2014 Congress on its own can arrest and jail Lois Lerner until she testifies on IRS scandal Ernest Istook On its own, Congress has clear authority to arrest and jail Lois Lerner until she testifies. That is the best way to end the stonewalling about the IRS‘ targeting of the Tea Party and other conservatives. There is no better option. Nobody expects Attorney General Eric Holder to prosecute Ms. Lerner. His hyper-political Justice Department’s “investigation” of the IRS scandal is an obvious sham. ......... Expecting either the attorney general or a court to be the enforcer against Ms....
  • University professor tells his class that Republicans are racist

    04/22/2014 4:18:12 PM PDT · by raybbr · 30 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 4/22/2014 | Christopher Collins
    Campus Reform on Tuesday reported that Brent Terry, professor at Eastern Connecticut State University who teaches creative writing, told his class that a 2014 GOP victory in the Senate will turn America into a very different kind of country and that colleges will start closing up. A current student, who disagreed with the Terry, who according to Campus Reform, wants to remain anonymous recorded the audio of Terry’s rant against Republicans accusing Republicans that they will not and do not want blacks, Latinos, old and young people to vote and Terry incorrectly stated that it is because they are all...
  • California is Funding Luxury Vacations for Welfare Takers

    04/22/2014 4:16:17 PM PDT · by ScamFix · 21 replies
    AUN-TV and LA Times ^ | 4-22-2014 | Dana Allen
    $69 million in California welfare money drawn out of state. Las Vegas tops the list with $11.8 million spent at casinos or taken from ATMs, but transactions in Hawaii, Miami, Guam and elsewhere also raise questions. Officials say budget cuts hinder investigations. Round-trip flights from Los Angeles to Honolulu on Orbitz.com Sunday started at $419 — more than 80% of the average monthly cash benefit for a single parent of two on CalWorks, the state’s main aid program. “How they can go somewhere like Hawaii and be legit on aid … they can’t,” said Robert Hollenbeck, a fraud investigator for...
  • Sebelius stays on just long enough to get government benefits

    04/22/2014 4:06:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Alex Pappas
    When the embattled Kathleen Sebelius announced her intention to resign as secretary of Health and Human Services, she pledged to stay in President Barack Obama’s cabinet until her replacement was confirmed by the Senate. Turns out, there may be a financial incentive for the former Kansas governor to take her time getting out of Washington. Next week, Sebelius becomes eligible to receive a government pension and continue certain taxpayer-funded health-care benefits when she hits her five-year employment mark with the federal government, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) policy indicates. Under OPM rules, Sebelius, who was sworn into office on April...
  • Criminals Using Drones To Find Marijuana Farms, Steal Their Crop

    04/22/2014 4:05:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    BetaBeat ^ | 4/22 | Jordyn Taylor
    Criminal gangs in the UK’s Shropshire county are using drones to locate marijuana farms, and then blackmailing the farms’ owners or straight up stealing their weed, ITProPortal reports. It’s a tactic that law enforcement authorities worldwide have been employing for years — using thermal imaging to detect possible locations of grow houses. Marijuana requires hot temperatures and hydroponic lamps to grow, meaning that grow houses generally emit a ton of heat, and show up on cops’ thermal cameras. Now, criminals are reportedly using the same technique, except they’re hooking the thermal cameras up to unmanned drones, and joining police in...
  • Texas AG to Land-Grabbing Obama BLM: ‘Come and Take it’

    04/22/2014 3:30:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    TPNN ^ | April 22, 2014 | By Todd Cefaratti
    Tensions between states’ rights supporters and the federal government remain high after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) retreated last week at the Bundy Ranch after a tense standoff with hundreds of supporters, many of whom were armed. The Bundy Ranch situation has escalated little over the course of 20 years, but finally, the BLM stepped too far when they claimed dominion over thousands of acres of land in Nevada and began seizing Cliven Bundy’s cattle. The response by patriots throughout the country was swift and awe-inspiring as citizens flocked to the middle of nowhere to support the rancher, including...
  • Pat Buchanan sums up Nevada ranch standoff: Sending ‘Seventh Cavalry to collect a bill’

    04/22/2014 3:23:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan summed up the armed federal standoff between agents with the Bureau of Land Management and cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, his family and his supporters: It was all over an unpaid bill. “You don’t send the Seventh Cavalry to collect a bill, and that’s exactly what happened,” he told Sean Hannity on his radio show Monday. He went on, Breitbart reported: “And when they put all those forces out there — that’s what attracted all the others, the history of what happened at Waco, Ruby Ridge. And so these folks came to that rancher’s defense. But the...
  • Ex-Radical Group Member Says University Ending Job

    04/22/2014 3:09:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | April 22, 2014
    A former member of the radical 1970s group the Symbionese Liberation Army says the University of Illinois has told him he'll lose his job teaching there. James Kilgore said Tuesday that he was told earlier this month that the university will not let him teach classes after this semester. He said he was not told why, but he suspects the university was pressured by donors or people with political connections.
  • Paul Krugman’s Solar Delusions: Solar’s getting cheaper, but it can never be a big reducer of...

    04/22/2014 3:01:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 22, 2014 | Robert Bryce
    Solar’s getting cheaper, but it can never be a big reducer of carbon emissions.Solar energy can solve global warming. That’s what Paul Krugman claims in his April 18 column in the New York Times, “Salvation Gets Cheap.” Krugman extolled “the incredible recent decline in the cost of renewable energy, solar power in particular.” He used to dismiss the claim that renewable energy would be a major source of global energy “as hippie-dippy wishful thinking.” But now, he says, thanks to the falling price of renewable energy, the process of decarbonization can be accelerated and “drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions...
  • Eric Holder: Obama’s ‘Clemency Project’ will help drug offenders sentenced under ‘the old regime’

    04/22/2014 2:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 21, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Attorney General Eric Holder criticized drug sentences doled out under “the old regime” in a video Monday announcing the Obama administration’s “Clemency Project 2014.” “In 2010, President Obama signed the Fair Sentencing Act reducing unfair disparities in sentences imposed on people for offenses involving different forms of cocaine. But there’s still too many people in federal prison who were sentenced under the old regime and who, as a result, will have to spend far more time in prison than they would if sentenced today for exactly the same crime. This is simply not right,” Holder says in the video....
  • Reid: ‘Something Will Happen’ To Stop Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy

    04/22/2014 1:54:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says “something is going to happen” to get Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to stop letting his cattle graze on federal land. “It’s obvious that you can’t just walk away from this. And we can speculate all we want to speculate to what’s going to happen next,” Reid told KSNV-TV. “But I don’t think it’s going to be tomorrow that something is going to happen, but something will happen. We are a nation of laws, not of men and women.” Reid called militias staying at Bundy’s Bunkerville ranch “domestic violent terrorist-wannabes.”(continued)
  • Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

    04/22/2014 1:05:58 PM PDT · by South40 · 19 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | APRIL 22, 2014 | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America. The 6-2 decision upheld a voter-approved change to the Michigan Constitution that forbids the state's public colleges to take race into account. That change was indeed up to the voters, the ruling said, over one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of simply wanting to wish away inequality.
  • States: Spike in Tax Fraud Against Doctors

    04/22/2014 1:00:39 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 4 replies
    KrebsOnSecurity ^ | 04/22/2014 | Krebs
    An unusual number of physicians in several U.S. states are just finding out that they’ve been victimized by tax return fraud this year, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. An apparent spike in tax fraud cases against medical professionals is fueling speculation that the crimes may have been prompted by a data breach at some type of national organization that certifies or provides credentials for physicians. Scott Colby, executive vice president of the New Hampshire Medical Society, said he started hearing from physicians in his state about a week ago, when doctors who were just filing their tax returns began receiving notices from...
  • Union Hammers Obama for ‘Gutless’ Keystone XL Delay

    04/22/2014 12:59:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 22,2014 | Lachlan Markay
    A top labor union blasted the Obama administration on Friday over what it described as a nakedly political decision to once again delay a decision on the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Terry O’Sullivan, general president of the Laborers International Union of America (LIUNA), called the move “gutless” and a “low blow to the working men and women of our country. ”LIUNA is also a strong supporter of innovative oil and gas extraction techniques such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling that are helping to produce record amounts of oil in blue collar areas of the country that have...
  • New Port Richey soldier says squatters won't leave his home.

    04/22/2014 11:50:44 AM PDT · by ronnyquest · 80 replies
    WFLA ^ | Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:58 AM CST | Shannon Behnken
    NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) - When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house. Sharkey and his wife are now living in Hawaii where he is currently stationed. They plan to move back into their New Port Richey home someday. But, right now they are fighting to get their house back. They say strangers broke in, changed the locks, moved in and they refuse to leave. "I want the people out," said Sharkey. "They're criminals living in my house." Sharkey was shocked to find out...
  • Jeb Bush Pushes Amnesty, More High-Tech Visas At Education Conference

    04/22/2014 8:50:48 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 Apr 2014 | TONY LEE
    At a prominent conference of education innovators, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is considering a 2016 presidential run, called for more guest worker programs and a path to amnesty for all of the country's illegal immigrants. Speaking at what is known as the "Davos in the Desert" event in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday evening, Bush said the United States needed "robust guest worker programs" and an expansion of H1-B visas for the high-tech industry," even though the notion that there is a shortage of American high-tech workers has been called a myth. He also called for a "tough but...
  • BLM Confirms It Killed Six Of Bundy's Cattle

    04/22/2014 9:09:13 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Apr 2014 | Kerry Picket
    The Bureau of Land Management is confirming it killed six cattle as part of its standoff against the Bundy Ranch in Bunkersville, NV. “A total of six cattle died or were euthanized,” a BLM official told Breitbart News. The official listed the dead livestock cataloged by the BLM explaining, “The Bundy branded bull that was euthanized posed a significant threat to employees during the gather. The Bundy branded cow ran into a fence panel injuring its spine and was euthanized.” The dead animals listed by the official were: •1 Bundy branded bull was euthanized •1 Bundy branded cow was euthanized...
  • The ‘We Do What We Want, Bleep You’ Administration

    04/22/2014 8:45:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/22/2014 | Tom Blumer
    In the late-1970s, after a Rolling Stone review skewered his band’s latest album, Paul Kantner of the rock band Jefferson Starship fired off a nastygram the magazine printed which read (profanity removed): “We do what we want. Bleeeeeep you.”Although even then it was becoming obvious that a more generic version of Kantner’s attitude was systematically permeating the culture at an alarming rate, who could have guessed that 30 years later, his reaction would become the operating theme of a U.S. presidential administration? No one can argue that even before his 2008 electoral victory, Barack Obama and his cadre of...
  • Obama to free hundreds of drug felons under clemency rules . . .

    04/22/2014 8:35:40 AM PDT · by libstripper · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2014 | David Martosko
    Title edited for space. Full title: "Obama to free hundreds of drug felons under clemency rules designed to un-do mandatory sentences from 'War on Drugs' era" Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the administration would free convicts who would receive lighter sentences under today's guidelines The White House set the stage for the move in December with a clemency trial balloon, freeing 8 convicts including 6 with life sentences Democratic insiders see the move as a legacy-building recognition of a moral wrong that Obama can right before his presidency ends Republicans counter that it's an election-year stunt meant to break...
  • How Chicago Became ‘Chiraq’

    04/22/2014 7:37:57 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 22 April 2014 | Michael Daly
    "This Easter weekend, 45 people were shot in the city that’s come to be known as ‘Chiraq.’ And until Obama can get the guns off the streets of his hometown, the bloodshed won’t stop."
  • Third world America: Phony statistics and widespread fraud at the Census Bureau

    04/22/2014 7:32:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Face it, America is hurtling toward third world status, and the signs are all around us, from the growth of a violent underclass to the rise of an oligarchy to a government that lies without shame and re-doubles on those lies when challenged.  One of the other symptoms is the emergence of phony government statistics. John Crudele of the New York Post has broken story after story oin fraud in the Census Bureau’s statistics, which are used for many political and economic purposes, affecting the lives of all Americans. Based on sources throughout the Bureau, he is now charging widespread...
  • Bill Clinton to headline Gabrielle Giffords gun group event

    04/22/2014 7:21:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/21/2014 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Bill Clinton will be the featured guest at a New York City fundraiser this week for former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’s gun-control group. The Americans for Responsible Solutions gathering is set for Wednesday evening at the home of real estate mogul Bill Rudin, according to a source familiar with the event. Officials with the group and Clinton’s office would not comment.
  • Report: Fracking Has Reduced CO2 More Than All the Solar Panels & Wind Turbines in the World

    04/22/2014 7:17:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 22,2014 | Jim Hoft
    Now, here’s something you won’t here on the mainstream news. Fracking has eliminated CO2 more than more than all of the solar panels and wind turbines in the world. John Stossel at FOX News reported: On my TV show this week, statistician Bjorn Lomborg points out that “air pollution kills 4.3 million people each year … We need to get a sense of priority.” That deadly air pollution happens because, to keep warm, poor people burn dung in their huts. Yet, time and again, environmentalists oppose the energy production most likely to make the world cleaner and safer. Instead, they...
  • Earth Day: Hail Fossil Fuels, Energy Of The Future

    04/22/2014 6:04:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    investors.com ^ | 4/21/2014 | MARK J. PERRY
    On Earth Day, according to various advocates, "events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment." As we observe the event Tuesday, it might be a good time to appreciate the fact that Americans get most of their plentiful, affordable energy directly from the Earth's "natural environment" in the form of fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, and petroleum). It's largely those energy sources that fuel our vehicles and airplanes; heat, cool and light our homes and businesses; power our nation's factories; and in the process significantly raise our standard of living. Shouldn't that be part...
  • Colo. lawmakers get blunt, move to tighten marijuana rules after two deaths

    04/22/2014 5:54:36 AM PDT · by catnipman · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/21/14 | Valerie Richardson
    The Mile High City was jammed with pot revelers Sunday for the annual 4/20 festival, but the mood was far from celebratory Monday as state legislators moved to tighten rules on marijuana products in the wake of two tragic deaths. The Colorado House passed unanimously bills to set possession limits for concentrated forms of marijuana such as hash oil, and to make cookies, candy and other foods infused with pot more easily identifiable. ... But industry officials aren’t thrilled with the edibles bill, which will require the state Department of Revenue to adopt rules by Jan. 1, 2016, that require...
  • AGAINST ALL ODDS: WHY PUTIN IS WINNING

    04/22/2014 5:53:44 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Breitbart Big Peace ^ | April 22,2014 | by J. MICHAEL WALL
    Paul A. Goble, considered the dean of American experts on the different nationalities of what Russia regards as its rightful space, warns that a small, newer NATO ally could be next. With a near-fully modernized strategic nuclear arsenal to give teeth to his iron will, Putin is using a low-cost, high-impact weapon against which the West has built no effective defense: political and economic subversion. The KGB excelled at political and economic subversion, and Putin built his career practicing both. Putin has turned Russia’s internal weaknesses into external strength. In presiding over the wholesale theft of the Russian economy, Putin...
  • MDC professor beaten — was it a ‘hit’ over a grade? [Head bashed in concrete; sound familiar?]

    04/22/2014 5:48:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/21/14 | MICHAEL VASQUEZ AND GREGORY CASTILLO
    ...police continue to investigate a brutal attack against music professor Marc Magellan. The professor appears to have been specifically targeted, and it was not a robbery — none of his personal items were taken. As Magellan was leaving campus last week, a man called out “Professor Marc,”...When Magellan turned around, he was sucker-punched in the face. That unexpected blow knocked Magellan, 31, to the ground of the campus parking garage. From there, the attacker continued beating the professor “unmercifully,” according to police. At one point, Magellan says, the assailant “was powerfully punching the side of my head against the concrete...
  • Why are the cops punishing Common Core opponents?

    04/22/2014 5:04:17 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-21-2014 | Robby Soave
    A school district asked the police to prohibit certain students from setting foot on school property because their parents had privacy concerns about Common Core-aligned standardized testing, and wished to opt their kids out.The incident happened at Marietta City Schools in Marietta, Georgia. The Finney family didn’t want their three children — in third grade, fifth grade and ninth grade — to participate in the state-mandated Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, partly because of the vast amounts of data the government is collecting about their children, and partly because they think the tests don’t serve a compelling educational interest, according to The...
  • Easter Monday event at National Zoo ends with shooting

    04/22/2014 3:42:48 AM PDT · by csvset · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Meredith Somers
    Two people were shot Monday afternoon near the National Zoo, marking the second time in three years that an annual Easter Monday event has ended with violence. The shooting, near the zoo during its annual African American Family Celebration, came as a large number of officers were already in the area. "We were not expecting this, but we had a heavy police presence," Cmdr. Reese said in an evening press conference. The Easter Monday event for black families across the region grew out of a grassroots community tradition more than 100 years ago.
  • APNewsBreak: US weighs curbing deportations

    04/21/2014 11:19:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2014 | ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (Jay) Johnson is considering limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally but without serious criminal records. On President Barack Obama's orders, Johnson is conducting a politically charged review of U.S. deportation policy. The potential change could shield tens of thousands of immigrants now removed each year solely because of repeated immigration violations, such as re-entering the country after being deported. The change would fall short of deportation curbs demanded by activists frustrated by congressional inaction on immigration legislation. The possible move was confirmed by two...
  • DSS Debacle: Six Months in the Making (Guilford County's food stamp mess)

    04/22/2014 2:39:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Rhino Times ^ | 4/17/14 | SCOTT D. YOST
    The Guilford County Department of Social Services (DSS) scandal has left a mountain of questions in its wake as to how it came about, and now county officials investigating the matter are finally starting to get some answers. **SNIP** One Guilford County DSS employee told the Rhino Times this week that the problems in the department go very deep and this latest crisis is just one manifestation of those issues. “No management manages,” the employee wrote in an email. “No policy is completely followed. People are authorized benefits that are not thoroughly evaluated. Workers have to keep authorizing clients that...
  • NYC jury hears tape defending 9/11 terror attacks

    04/22/2014 12:18:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2014 8:41 PM EDT | Larry Neumeister
    An Egyptian cleric defended the Sept. 11 attacks in a broadcast interview, saying it left Muslims and non-Muslims around the world happy, according to a tape played for the jury at his terrorism trial on Monday. Mustafa Kamel Mustafa could be heard casually speaking of the attacks in the undated interview with a Canadian broadcaster, even equating what al-Qaida did to the hero in American movies. “Everybody was happy when the planes hit the World Trade Center,” Mustafa said in the interview. “Anybody who tell you he was not happy, they are hypocrites.” …