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  • Obama Stimulus Funds:$22 Million Went to California Dam in ‘Good Shape’,$0 for Failing Oroville Dam

    02/16/2017 4:00:54 PM PST · by davikkm · 17 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    Millions Went To California Dam In Good Shape The Washington Free Beacon is reporting that of the $34 billion that the State of California received from Obama’s 2009 stimulus package, $0 went to the failing Oroville dam while millions went to a dam that was in ‘good shape’. From The Free Beacon: Despite more than a decade of warnings about Oroville, there is no public record of the country’s tallest dam receiving any of the more than $34 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act sent to California for infrastructure projects. Over $22 million in stimulus funds did go...
  • Obama stimulus funds went to California dam in good shape, but not to Oroville.

    02/16/2017 3:15:16 AM PST · by gattaca · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Feb. 16, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The 2009 stimulus package funded millions of dollars for safety improvements for a dam in California that was in “good shape,” but not to the Oroville Dam that is now on the verge of a spillway crisis. Nearly 200,000 residents north of Sacramento were ordered to evacuate after fears that erosion would cause the emergency spillway to fail, which would lead to “catastrophic flooding“ from a 30-foot wall of water. Despite more than a decade of warnings about Oroville, there is no public record of the country’s tallest dam receiving any of the more than $34 billion from the American...
  • US officials take three into custody in terror plot scare

    08/19/2005 6:14:19 AM PDT · by bloggodocio · 3 replies · 297+ views
    State and federal authorities have three men in custody here in what investigators describe as a possible terrorist plot by an obscure Islamic group in California state prisons. FBI officials, who are overseeing the investigation, say they are not convinced that the three men posed a serious threat of violence on their own. But the bureau is continuing to investigate the possibility that they were part of a larger group planning to attack National Guard installations, synagogues and other locations in Southern California. The latest suspect to be arrested is Hamad Riaz Samana, 21, a Pakistani citizen who was taken...
  • Drunken Folsom man rescued after climbing cell tower, website reports

    05/20/2015 1:48:06 PM PDT · by BBell · 5 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/20/15 | Kim Chatelain
    Two Folsom men were arrested after authorities said they became intoxicated and climbed a cellphone tower adjacent to a fire station in Pineville, La., requiring a rescue by a special operations unit, according to Joseph Waldron Johnson Jr., 21, and Joshua Caleb Sharp, 19, were booked with unauthorized entry of critical infrastructure, disturbing the peace by intoxication and littering.The two were attending a graduation party at a skating rink next to the fire station when they threw a beach towel over a barbed wire fence that surrounds the tower and climbed over the barrier, the website reported.
  • Ten Most Wanted

    01/03/2014 9:50:59 PM PST · by Rabin · 9 replies
    FBI (477) ^ | December 7, 1996 | Staff
    GLEN STEWART GODWIN Unlawful Flight to Avoid Confinement & Escape, Escape, Glen is being sought for his 1987 escape from (the max @) Folsom State Prison, where he had been serving a 26 year sentence for (very) killing a drug thug in 1980.. Later in 1987, Godwin was (shortly thereafter, again) arrested in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. After being convicted, (drug trafficking) he was sent to a prison in Guadalajara. In April of 1991, Glen killed yet another drug thug, then escaped again. Godwin is fluent in Spanish and (English) may be traveling in Central South America, and Mexico.
  • 'Raw Deal': Historian makes waves with scathing look at Franklin D. Roosevelt

    02/13/2011 8:06:53 AM PST · by wizkid · 81 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/12/2010 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Reporting from Dunwoody, Ga. — For more than half a century, biographers have treated Franklin Delano Roosevelt with Rushmore-like reverence, celebrating the nation's 32nd president as a colossus who eased the agony of the Great Depression and saved democracy from Nazi Germany. Which never sat right with historian Burton Folsom Jr. Growing up in Nebraska, Folsom remembers, his dad, a savings and loan executive, griped about high taxes and Roosevelt's voracious ambition. FDR was dead, but his legacy — deficit spending, an activist federal government, an expansive social safety net — lived on.
  • Idea of public sex tents is way out of line

    12/02/2009 6:02:47 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 23 replies · 1,559+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 2, 2009
    Public sex tents? Now there's an idea that should have been shot down the second it was announced from the mouth of a member of the "leather community" in response to complaints about public sex at Folsom Street Fair and its smaller sibling fair, Up Your Alley.
  • Folsom Embodies California's Prison Blues

    08/13/2009 4:04:21 PM PDT · by BGHater · 12 replies · 841+ views
    NPR ^ | 13 Aug 2009 | Laura Sullivan
    In January 1968, Johnny Cash set up his band on a makeshift stage in the cafeteria at Folsom State Prison in California. "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash," he said in his deep baritone to thunderous applause. Song after song, the inmates thumped their fists and cheered from the same steel benches now bolted to the floor. The morning that Cash played may have been the high-water mark for Folsom — and for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The men in the cafeteria lived alone in their own prison cells. Almost every one of them was in school or learning...
  • Refusing "Stimulus" Funds: Then and Now

    03/01/2009 8:05:48 AM PST · by Captain Kirk · 4 replies · 376+ views
    Liberty and Power at the History News Network ^ | February 28, 2009 | Burton Folsom
    With the flood of spending coming from the stimulus bill, several governors have held firm to principle. They don't want to take the federal money if federal strings are attached. In particular, they are reluctant to take, for example, the new money for Head Start and child care subsidies if it means the states have to pick up the programs when the stimulus money runs out. As Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina says, "There's no way politically we're going to be able to push people out of the program in two years when the federal money runs out." In...
  • Dissing the New Deal (book review of "New Deal or Raw Deal" by Burton Folsom)

    11/29/2008 7:47:34 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies · 1,361+ views
    Barron's ^ | November 29, 2008 | Glenn C. Altschuler
    WAS THE NEW DEAL A BUST? Burton Folsom certainly thinks so. A professor of history at Hillsdale College in Michigan and senior historian at the Foundation for Economic Education, he claims Franklin D. Roosevelt's programs didn't help end the Great Depression. Worse, he insists income redistribution and regulation by the federal government -- the legacies of the New Deal -- are an albatross for the economy. It's an intriguing theory, especially coming as Barack Obama prepares his New New Deal. But Folsom is unconvincing; he is an invisible-hand ideologue, not an economist. He relies heavily on the fact -- acknowledged...
  • A Few Reviews of the FOlsom Street Fair

    10/02/2007 6:52:08 PM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 22 replies · 369+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 10/2/07 | Duane Lester
    Here are some reviews I found on the Folsom Street Fair. I found them while debating TheJonesGirl, a liberal from San Francisco, on Newsvine.She makes the claim that it is worse to indoctrinate children into religion and conservatism than it is to take them to see adult men masturbating in public.
  • Table full of sex toys

    09/30/2007 9:23:54 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 3 replies · 285+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | September 27, 2007
    Table full of sex toys Homosexuals ridicule Last Supper in ad promoting “world’s largest leather event” Organizers of San Francisco's Folsom Street Fair -- sponsored by Miller Brewing Co. -- have come up with a bizarre and offensive poster to promote the self-described “world’s largest leather event.” The poster depicts Christ and His disciples as leather clad homosexual sadomasochists and instead of sharing bread and wine they are shown with a table full of sex toys. "A picture's worth a thousand words," said Matt Barber, policy director for Cultural Issues with Concerned Women for America. “As evidenced by this latest...
  • Doug Giles: When Blasphemous Gays Rip into Christians the MSM says Diddly Squat.

    09/30/2007 9:15:14 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies · 157+ views
    Townhall ^ | 9/30/07 | Doug Giles
    Can you imagine if a group of Christians got together and made a photograph advertising their upcoming rally, and in that photo they deliberately went out of their way to tick off homosexuals? What do you think would happen? Do you think the mainstream media would cover it? Do you think Katie Couric, Chris Matthews, Swill Maher and the other liberal curmudgeons would wade in and condemn the Christians and call ‘em haters…meanies…or…or…something? You and I both know these darling duplicitous Christophobic thugs would be on their TV shows screaming anathemas at Christians louder than Yoko Ono would yell if...
  • Joaquin Phoenix Performs Tribute to Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

    01/04/2006 8:46:15 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 33 replies · 1,026+ views
    BBC ^ | 01/04/2006
    The event was organized by Chuck Colson's PRISON FELLOWSHIP .... ------------------------------------------- Actor's tribute to Cash jail show Joaquin Phoenix, tipped for an Oscar for his portrayal of musician Johnny Cash, has followed Cash by performing at Folsom State Prison in California. More than 50 prisoners watched a screening of Walk the Line, in which Phoenix plays the late country star. Phoenix then played several songs at the prison's Greystone Chapel, including Cash's Folsom Prison Blues. Referring to absent co-star Reese Witherspoon, Phoenix said: "I know you guys would probably rather see Reese." Hit live album Cash famously played in the...
  • Folsom abuzz over mosque

    08/25/2005 8:06:59 AM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies · 802+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/25/5 | Jim Downing
    Sharleen Stafford didn't hear about the Islamic Society of Folsom's new 31,000-square-foot mosque until more than a month after the city approved it - too late for an appeal. For the first time in her life, Stafford said, she wrote a furious letter to the mayor. "What is it going to do to our little community?" Stafford said last week. Stafford, 50, said that she is concerned the mosque will snarl traffic in her Sibley Street neighborhood, and that she's angry at the city for not doing more to publicize its public hearings during the planning process. But she also...
  • Arrest Made in Possible Terror Plot (for possible 24 S.Cal. locations)

    08/16/2005 9:19:20 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 90 replies · 4,180+ views
    LA Times/KTLA ^ | 8-16-05 | Greg Krikorian
    FBI probe uncovers a list of potential Southland targets and suggests a connection between prison groups and Islamic extremists. A Pakistani national has been arrested by authorities in connection with a far-reaching investigation of a possible terrorist plot targeting any of nearly two dozen locations in Southern California, including National Guard recruitment centers, law enforcement sources said Monday. The suspect, identified as Hamad Riaz Samana, 21, of Los Angeles, was quietly taken into custody last week by counter-terrorism officials as part of a probe that began with the arrest of two men in Torrance suspected of robbing gas stations. The...
  • Possible Terror Plot Prompts Call For Better Tracking Of Inmates (Prison Jihadis)

    08/16/2005 2:07:31 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 9 replies · 711+ views
    NBC4 (Los Angeles ^ | 8/16/2005 | n/a
    Possible Terror Plot Prompts Call For Better Tracking Of Inmates Call Comes In Wake Of Possible Terrorist Plot LOS ANGELES -- In the wake of a growing probe into a possible Southern California terrorist plot involving prison-based groups, a congresswoman said Tuesday that officials need to do a better job tracking inmate activities. "We need to understand what's going on in the prisons better," Rep. Jane Harman, D-El Segundo, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told reporters. "If people are being radicalized in prisons and they are radicalized in ways that are going to cause harm to as many...
  • Planned Folsom bridge financing switch angers area congressman

    03/11/2004 5:21:49 PM PST · by farmfriend · 14 replies · 146+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 11, 2004 | David Whitney
    <p>WASHINGTON - The Bush administration raised the ire of the Sacramento-area congressional delegation this week when it said it is rethinking how to finance a much-needed bridge over the American River at the base of Folsom Dam, an issue the lawmakers thought they settled last year.</p>
  • Editorial: Ready for the rain?

    02/26/2004 9:42:39 AM PST · by farmfriend · 2 replies · 118+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 26, 2004 | Editorial Staff
    <p>The recent storm may have been be the kind that turns the public's attentions to the rivers.</p> <p>The Sacramento is already up, and federal officials have been releasing extra water down the American to maintain some empty capacity up at Folsom Reservoir. A single big storm is typically just a local nuisance, causing street and creek flooding. It takes several whoppers to soak a massive river watershed, particularly one as big as the Sacramento River's, to worrisome levels.</p>
  • Governor wants 2002 Folsom prison riot investigated

    02/06/2004 4:27:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 165+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/6/04 | Gary Delsohn
    <p>Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, hit with a barrage of negative reports and criticism of the state prison system, Friday asked the U.S. Attorney's office in Sacramento to investigate a 2002 riot at Folsom State Prison.</p> <p>He also reversed course on his earlier move to limit the independence of the Office of Inspector General, which investigates prison corruption and other problems.</p>