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  • Undocumented Mexican immigrant held in Sacramento jail faces deportation over marijuana charge

    10/07/2012 2:59:17 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Published: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 | Stephen Magagnini
    Less than a third of a gram of "concentrated marijuana" might get Juan Carlos Rivera deported. The 24-year-old undocumented Mexican immigrant has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the Sacramento County jail for more than four months while he awaits a decision in his deportation case.
  • Obamacare Fines Start For Hospitals That Readmit Sick Patients

    10/07/2012 2:42:54 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/7/12 | Tony Lee
    Hospitals who re-admit patients within 30 days after they were discharged will now have to, under an Obamacare provision, pay fines as of October 1, 2012, which could force hospitals to slash programs that help the elderly, the poor, and the chronically ill. According to a study, "about two-thirds of the hospitals serving Medicare patients, or some 2,200 facilities, will be hit with penalties averaging around $125,000 per facility this coming year." This provision was inserted into Obamacare as a cost-cutting measure, but it will force hospitals to give the poor, elderly, and chronically ill substandard care.
  • Taliban mock US as Afghan war enters 12th year

    10/07/2012 12:10:59 PM PDT · by yoe · 13 replies
    International News ^ | October 7, 2012 | Staff
    America's longest war entered its 12th year Sunday, with the anniversary marked by a Taliban statement claiming that NATO forces are "fleeing Afghanistan" in "humiliation and disgrace". The US led the invasion on October 7, 2001 to topple the Taliban government for harbouring Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington. The Taliban were quickly routed, but launched an insurgency that grew in strength over the years until NATO had some 130,000 troops from 50 countries defending the Western-backed government of President Hamid Karzai. The troops have now begun pulling out and...
  • Enter At Your Own Risk: Police Union Says ‘War-Like’ Detroit Is Unsafe For Visitors

    10/07/2012 11:28:09 AM PDT · by Snuph · 42 replies
    Detroit.CBS Local ^ | October 6, 2012
    The men and women of the Detroit Police Department believe the city is too dangerous to enter, and they want citizens to know it. Detroit Police Officer Association (DPOA) Attorney Donato Iorio said officers are holding the “Enter At Your Own Risk” rally at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in front of Comerica Park to remind the public that the officers are overworked, understaffed, and at times, fearful for their lives.
  • WARNING FROM A FORMER MUSLIM

    10/07/2012 11:06:31 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Masada2000 ^ | 10/5/12
    Annoyed with the Golden Rule? Irritated by the Tolerance of Others? Opposed to Independent Women? Ticked Off When the Rest of the World Won’t Climb on Board with your Failure to Join the 21st Century? Don’t Get Mad... Go Mad! Go Islam! I was born and raised as Muslim. My whole family is still Muslim. I know every genetic code of Muslim. I know Islamic brain. I live and breath with them. I am an insider. I left Islam when I understood that Islam is a sick and evil religion. The following are the Islamic message to the West. To...
  • MA Republican mailer – “Elizabeth Warren: The Native American Scandal”

    10/07/2012 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/07/12 | William A. Jacobson
    MA Republican mailer – “Elizabeth Warren: The Native American Scandal”Posted by William A. Jacobson Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 8:30am The Massachusetts Republican State Committee has sent out a mailer, forwarded to me be a reader, which hits Elizabeth Warren very hard on her false claim to be Cherokee. The mailer is very well done because it presents a lot of facts, including a timeline of Warren’s changing self-identifications as White and then Native American, as well as her initial denials.
  • Rep West hosts Conservative Black Forum at the Capitol [Star Parker Moderates]

    10/07/2012 9:34:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 1/23/12 | Allen West, et al.
    Link: Allen West hosts Conservative Black Forum at the Capitol
  • Retired Houston Firefighter Shoots, Kills Home Invader Attacking His Family (VIDEO)

    10/07/2012 8:35:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    guns.com ^ | 1 October, 2012 | dabneybailey
    A pair of dangerous men hid in the bushes outside of a peaceful suburban home… it sounds like the beginning of a horror movie, but in Southeast Houston last week it was the setting of a lethal self-defense shooting. The villains of this plot pistol-whipped Larry Covington, a 58-year-old retired firefighter, in his driveway and then forced their way into his home along with Covington, his sister and his 12-year-old niece. Covington said the men demanded money and that he believed the men intended to kill him and his family. But there was a twist ending to this dark story....
  • Pennsylvania lawmakers eye tighter oversight of local debt

    10/07/2012 8:33:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | Mark Shade
    Pennsylvania legislators, grappling with capital city Harrisburg's $340 million of debt, set out on Thursday to tighten the state law that governs how cities and towns win approval for complex, taxpayer-funded projects. In a day-long hearing, members of Pennsylvania's Senate Local Government Committee questioned former local officials publicly for the first time about how Harrisburg could have racked up so much debt tied to renovations of its ill-fated trash incinerator. ... A handful of other U.S. municipalities - in particular, Alabama's Jefferson County, which filed the country's largest Chapter 9 bankruptcy last November - were also undone largely by debt...
  • Teen Pot Use Linked to Decline in IQ (or why Obama really stunk in the debate!)

    10/07/2012 8:18:16 AM PDT · by grayhog · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 27th, 2012 | Tia Ghose
    Teens who smoke marijuana see their IQs drop as adults, and deficits persist even after quitting, according to a new study. "The findings are consistent with speculation that cannabis use in adolescence, when the brain is undergoing critical development, may have neurotoxic effects," study researcher Madeline Meier of Duke University said in a statement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The study followed 1,037 New Zealand children for 25 years. Subjects took IQ tests at age 13, before any of them had smoked marijuana, and again at age 38. Throughout the study, participants also answered several surveys about their drug use. Roughly 5 percent of...
  • Rumors Swirl: How Bad Will The Obama Foreign Donor Scandal Be?

    10/07/2012 8:06:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Since last week, the news sphere has been buzzing about the possibility of an Obama campaign foreign donor scandal being the big October surprise of 2012. Since the Washington Examiner first reported the story last week, many are asking how the Obama campaign will handle foreign donation allegations expected to go public Monday in a major magazine and national website story. The Obama campaign has already tried to block the story from publication and although the details of the scandal are still under wraps, we do know taxes and unsecured credit card transactions are about to cause a major headache...
  • Revolt of the Spooks (In which BHO's foreign policy melts)

    10/07/2012 6:49:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 15 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 5, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    (rest of headline)Intelligence officials angered by Obama administration cover up of intelligence on Iranian, al Qaeda surge in Egypt and LibyaWeeks before the presidential election, President Barack Obama’s administration faces mounting opposition from within the ranks of U.S. intelligence agencies over what career officers say is a “cover up” of intelligence information about terrorism in North Africa. Intelligence held back from senior officials and the public includes numerous classified reports revealing clear Iranian support for jihadists throughout the tumultuous North Africa and Middle East region, as well as notably widespread al Qaeda penetration into Egypt and Libya in the months...
  • Some things just happen.....

    10/07/2012 6:36:54 AM PDT · by Miles Bennel · 10 replies
    The Obama Timeline ^ | Don Fredrick
    As I noted in the introduction to my book, The Obama Timeline, a jury at a murder trial will often find the accumulated circumstantial evidence so overwhelming that a guilty verdict is obvious—even though there may be no witness to the crime. “The jurors in the Scott Peterson trial believed the collection of evidence more than they believed Scott Peterson. Among other things, the jury thought that being arrested with $15,000 in cash, recently-dyed hair, a newly-grown goatee, four cell phones, camping equipment, a map to a new girlfriend’s house, a gun, and his brother’s drivers license certainly did not...
  • Pakistan freed of anti-terrorism obligations; U.S. billions flow instead

    10/07/2012 6:18:21 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies
    McClatchy ^ | October 5, 2012 | Jonathan S. Landay
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has refused for the first time to declare that Pakistan is making progress toward ending alleged military support for Islamic militant groups or preventing al Qaida, the Afghan Taliban or other extremists from staging attacks in Afghanistan. Even so, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has quietly informed Congress that she’s waived the legal restrictions that would have blocked some $2 billion in U.S. economic and military aid to Pakistan. Disbursing the funds, she said in an official notice, is “important to the national security interests of the United States.” Clinton’s decision illustrates how far the...
  • 'Food terrorism' a new concern in China-Japan rift

    10/07/2012 6:07:40 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Oct. 07, 2012 - 06:30AM JST
    In a matter of weeks from mid-September, Japan-China relations have chilled to a level not seen in recent memory. “In China, Japanese nationals have been singled out for attacks, such as the hot broth from a bowl of noodles being flung on a Japanese customer, or a man assaulted on the street in Hong Kong,” a Japanese exchange student in China tells Shukan Jitsuwa (Oct 18). “There’s also been rumors going around that Japanese women in China were raped. Everybody’s terrified that sooner or later one of these rumors will prove to be true.” With some Japanese in China afraid...
  • (Shortage of) $1.4 Trillion in Pension Fights Foreshadowed in RI

    10/07/2012 5:36:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/07/12 | DAVID KLEPPER
    $1.4 Trillion in Pension Fights Foreshadowed in RIBy DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. October 7, 2012 (AP) Retired social worker Jim Gillis was told his $36,000 Rhode Island state pension would increase by $1,100 next year to keep up with inflation. But lawmakers suspended annual increases, leaving Gillis wondering how he'll pay medical bills and whether he'd been betrayed by his former employer. **SNIP** Nowhere have the changes been as sweeping as in Rhode Island, where public sector unions are suing to block an overhaul passed last year. The law raised retirement ages, suspended pension increases for years and...
  • NBC tells Obama not to use footage (Andrea Mitchell ad)

    10/07/2012 4:58:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/06/12 | DYLAN BYERS
    NBC tells Obama not to use footageBy DYLAN BYERS | 10/6/12 1:47 PM EDT **SNIP** In a letter sent Friday night to Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, NBC told the Obama campaign to cease using network footage in a new 30-second spot, released shortly after Wednesday’s debate, in which Andrea Mitchell is shown on air citing an independent, stating that Mitt Romney’s tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years, a source said. **SNIP** “NBC News has not granted any campaign permission to use our news material. As is our practice, we have requested that the Obama campaign refrain...
  • Turkey approves Syria raids, but disapproves of war

    10/06/2012 11:12:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    France 24 ^ | 10/4/2012 | Leela JACINTO
    Turkey’s parliament has authorised military operations inside Syria following Wednesday’s deadly shelling of a Turkish town. But Turks have voiced their opposition to a war, and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to have heard them. The roar of war was getting louder over the past few weeks in Akcakale, a tiny Turkish town right on the Syrian border, with mortars crashing into buildings and the rumble of distant tank fire accompanying announcements from the local mosque warning residents to stay home. That’s exactly what Zeliha Timucin was doing on Wednesday evening when her family was huddled in their modest...
  • Cop says she has proof she traded sex with Godbee for promotion

    10/06/2012 10:00:15 PM PDT · by castlebrew · 22 replies
    myFOXdetroit.com ^ | Posted: Oct 05, 2012 4:05 PM PDT Updated: Oct 05, 2012 5:29 PM PDT | Charlie LeDuff, FOX 2 News
    I got a call from Lieutenant Monique Patterson, the cop caught in the love triangle between former chief Warren Evans and Ralph Godbee two years ago. She said she had some text messages showing that she had sex with Godbee in exchange for a promotion. One text message from Godbee to Patterson said, "I want you, I think you, I breathe you, I taste you, I smell you, need I go on?" Another text message from Godbee to Patterson read, "I need a face to face so you can see that I say what I say because I'm in LOVE...
  • W&J football player's death a homicide

    10/06/2012 9:46:38 PM PDT · by Eagles6 · 30 replies
    Observer Reporter ^ | 10/4/2012 | Scott Beveridge
    McNerney was walking back to campus with Zach DeCicco from Main Street Brew House on South Main Street when they were approached near the rear of Lombardi’s Auto Service by as many as six males wanting to steal a cellphone, Stanek said.