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  • Taxpayer-funded financial aid for immigrant college tuition heads to IL House

    05/03/2016 5:26:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 2, 2016
    Monday, May 02, 2016 Taxpayer-funded financial aid for immigrant college tuition heads to IL House SPRINGFIELD - Two Republican state senators - Christine Radogno and Chris Nybo - crossed the aisle last week to support the Democrats' effort to provide taxpayer-funded financial assistance for undocumented immigrant students. The measure would add Illinois to the five states that grant immigrant students financial aid for college education regardless of their legal status. Already, Illinois is one of 18 states that allows any status immigrants to qualify for lower in-state tuition and set up private college funds. SB 2196 easily passed the Illinois...
  • Trump Yard sign thieves just helped me soooo much here in Indiana.

    04/28/2016 9:17:19 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 44 replies
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    I convinced two of my neighbors that never vote (Single guy and couple) to vote Trump. They have busy street frontage so after I convinced them to vote, I offered to pick them up yard signs. Some jackwagons came and stole one sign and both neighbors were outside. They got away with one sign. The other neighbor was outside trying to rig up a motion sensor and light when the jackwagons returned for his sign. The perp gets out of his car and can not see the neighbor. The neighbor yells "Can I help you Mother F'r" The perp jackrabits...
  • Interstate 10 Shut Down Mile Post 352-Mile Post 378.

    04/28/2016 4:12:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 44 replies
    Pat Call
    Interstate 10 Shut Down Mile Post 352-Mile Post 378. The Cochise County Sheriff's Office is assisting with closing Interstate 10 both east and west bound lanes near San Simon. The closure is the result of zero visibility and multiple vehicle accidents. Please be advised to avoid this area until further notice. At least one semi-truck has collided with several vehicles, a San Simon Fire Truck and DPS vehicle have been involved in crashes as well. Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office is sending emergency vehicles to assist. DPS is re-routing traffic to Exit 352 through Highway 191 to Safford and back around...
  • Iran discovers shale oil reserves

    04/28/2016 12:06:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hellenic Shipping News ^ | April 28, 2016 | Azer News
    Energy-rich Iran, which is the fourth country in the world for its proven oil reserves of 158 billion barrels, has discovered shale oil reserves in the Lorestan Province. This was announced by the Director of Center for Exploration and Production at the country’s Oil Ministry, Mohammad Reza Kamali on April 25. The project of studying the shale reserves is completed by 47 percent, he said, adding that the studies, conducted in cooperation with German RWTH Aachen University prove the existence of significant reserves of shale oil in Lorestan Province. However, Kamali did not disclose whether Iran plans to extract shale...
  • Auction of Fry Townsite properties set for this summer

    04/28/2016 8:20:35 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Seven tax delinquent properties in the Fry Townsite within Sierra Vista are expected to be auctioned off to the highest bidder later this year after a deal was struck between the property owner and Cochise County. The agreement was made last week, ahead of a scheduled hearing in federal bankruptcy court in Tucson originally set for Tuesday, April 26, and marks some of the most substantial progress in the ongoing effort by the county and city of Sierra Vista to clean up dilapidated properties within the enclave. Saddled by hundreds of thousands of dollars of inherited debt,...
  • Wildcatters try to strike Alaska's next big oil score

    04/25/2016 10:55:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 22, 2016 | Tom DiChristopher
    For the past 50 years, the oilfields of Alaska's North Slope have been dominated by BP, Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips. The big three produce much of the state's oil and gas, but independent drillers are now trying to pioneer the Last Frontier's energy future. Independent exploration and production companies have historically been willing to take on the country's riskier oil plays, operating with skinny profit margins and applying new technology to try for potentially huge payoffs. In Alaska, recent discoveries could hold the key to stemming a nearly three-decade decline in the state's oil output. The finds could rank among...
  • Teens allegedly assault Iraq War veteran over 'Black Lives Matter'

    04/25/2016 2:33:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KTRK-TV ^ | April 23, 2016
    WASHINGTON (KTRK) -- A decorated Marine veteran was attacked in the last place he expected, a McDonald's in Washington D.C. Chris Marquez says a group of rowdy teenagers started taunting him while he was eating. "They asked me if I believe that black lives matter," Marquez says. "I felt threatened and thought they were trying to intimidate me, so I figured I'm just going to keep to my food, eat my food, and hopefully they'll leave me alone." "And because I wasn't respond back to them, they were calling me a racist." Marquez says he doesn't really remember what happened...
  • Point Roberts (an American city stranded at the tip of a Canadian peninsula)

    04/22/2016 10:17:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 58 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | April 22, 2016
    The Convention of 1818 between Britain and America following the War of 1812 had a tough job to take on: determining the border between Canada and the United States. In an effort to avoid controversy and confusion caused by drawing the boundary based on watershed, the two countries agreed on a simpler solution: the 49th parallel. There were, of course, multiple problems that arose with this solution, including the fact that Vancouver Island was split in two by the imaginary line. The debate over whether the line of latitude should split the island in two or if it should be ignored,...
  • Target Is Off the Mark with It's Latest Decision

    04/22/2016 9:13:02 AM PDT · by Stand Up For America Today · 38 replies
    Stand Up For America Today ^ | 4/22/2016 | AJ Watson
    Target has decided to allow its customers to use the toilet facility of the gender that they "associate with." So the next time you send your daughter into the bathroom by herself, she may very well be in a stall beside a man....by herself....without you. Take that in for a second. Or do you even care? In just another step that baffles common sense, Target along with several state legislatures are informing Americans that we have had our "potty privileges" wrong all these years. Clearly we were backwards in thinking that women should go to bathrooms emblazoned with "WOMEN" signs...
  • Teacher axed for showing ‘Make Donald Drumpf Again’ video

    04/21/2016 11:41:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 22, 2016 | Selim Algar
    A New Jersey high school teacher was forced to resign this month for showing his class a popular John Oliver clip that urged viewers to “Make Donald Drumpf Again.” The “Last Week Tonight” bit, which lampoons presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s ancestral surname, has been viewed more than 24 million times on YouTube since February. But despite the massive exposure, humorless Middletown South HS brass still pushed out teacher Joe Ventre after getting complaints from a thin-skinned parent who learned about the screening from her child, sources told The Post. “It’s a travesty,” said district parent Kathi Van Zandt, the sister...
  • A Call to Reality and Cruz's Chances EVEN On a Second Ballot

    04/20/2016 8:54:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 98 replies
    Opinion ^ | 20 Apr 16 | Xzins
    Most news services are reporting that Ted Cruz currently has 559 delegates after gaining zero in yesterday's New York primary. With 1237 the goal, it is clear that Ted Cruz can no longer win on the first ballot at the Republican Convention. He would need 678 delegates to reach 1237 and only 620 delegates remain. Obviously, that is impossible. That would be 109% of what remains, and that is a mathematical impossibility. A good guess of how many additional delegates Cruz will gain between now and June 8 is 209. That would give him a total of 768 going into...
  • Teachers union calls on school to cancel Donald Trump rally; protests planned (Maryland)

    04/19/2016 8:14:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ian Duncan
    The union that represents most teachers in Maryland called on the Worcester County school system to block Donald Trump's campaign from using a high school gym to hold a rally Wednesday evening. "Donald Trump and his divisive, fear-mongering rhetoric have no place in the halls of Maryland's public schools," Maryland State Education Association president Betty Weller said in a statement. "Trump's eagerness to bully minorities would be unacceptable if it came from any of our students." Liberal group Progressive Maryland issued the same call and launched an online petition that had been signed more than 500 times by Tuesday afternoon....
  • Why did Rush move to KPRC in Houston this morning?

    04/18/2016 12:14:31 PM PDT · by chaosagent · 29 replies
    Why did Rush move to KPRC in Houston this morning?
  • This California Town Wants to be the Next Marijuana Mecca

    04/17/2016 11:53:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 16, 2016 | Heesun Wee, CNBC
    If California is the land of reinvention, the small desert city of Adelanto fits the bill. Roughly a two-hour drive east from Los Angeles, Adelanto was founded in 1915 by an inventor who wanted to sell land to World War I veterans. His dream never materialized and the region was taken over by orchard farms, then poultry ranches. The nearby George Air Force Base opened and eventually closed in the early 1990s. The city more recently made a solar play, but the energy market fizzled. City unemployment hovers at 14 percent, well above the national unemployment rate of under 5...
  • Cornell Republicans’ Choice: Cruz Rather Than Trump (New York)

    04/17/2016 9:12:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | April 17, 2016 | Henry Kanengiser, staff writer
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R–Texas) is the most viable of the three remaining Republican presidential candidates, according to many members of the Cornell Republicans. The group has been running semesterly straw polls of candidate preferences among its members since last spring, said Austin McLaughlin ’18, Secretary of the Cornell Republicans. When the club began taking the straw polls, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) were the main contenders for the Republican nomination. While Santorum was the most popular initially, Rubio was the favorite...
  • Sport Chalet closing all of its stores

    04/16/2016 8:16:14 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 66 replies
    OC Register ^ | 4/16/2016 | LILY LEUNG and LOU PONSI
    Sport Chalet announced on Saturday that it is closing all of its stores and has stopped selling goods online. "While our online store is no longer available, all Sport Chalet stores will remain open for several weeks, offering customers the opportunity to use their remaining rewards and gift cards, and to take advantage of great sales," the chain says on its website. Michelle De Leon, a department head at the Sport Chalet in Lake Forest, said employees found out about the store closure through their general managers on Thursday.
  • Cruz’s Pyrrhic victory in Colorado will be the death knell of his campaign

    04/15/2016 8:45:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/15/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    By definition a, “Pyrrhic victory is a victory that inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. Someone who wins a Pyrrhic victory has been victorious in some way. However, the heavy toll negates any sense of achievement or profit.” Ted Cruz won a Pyrrhic victory in Colorado. The blow back from Cruz’s big victory in Colorado is causing his campaign to meltdown across the whole northeast. The false bravado by those in the media who insist that the Colorado disaster has stopped Donald Trump’s momentum and shifted it to Cruz is embarrassingly silly....
  • Washington Game Commision OKS Roadkill Salvaging, limits Baiting

    04/15/2016 8:03:20 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Nw Sportsman ^ | 4/15/2016 | Andy Walgamott
    Washingtonians will be able to begin salvaging roadkilled deer and elk in most of the state starting later this year, and they won’t be able to use as many apples to lure in the live ones during hunting seasons. Earlier this month the Fish & Wildlife Commission approved both new regulations by wide margins. The citizen panel voted unanimously to allow the collection of muleys, blacktails and whitetails accidentally run down on roads in all but three of the state’s 39 counties, and elk statewide. The three exceptions are Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties, where ESA-listed Columbian whitetail deer roam....
  • Trump urged to cancel event near place where Latino man was killed in 2008 (Ecuadorians)

    04/14/2016 10:34:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | April 14, 2016 | Joanna Walters in Patchogue, New York
    It takes about three minutes to walk from the lowbrow Emporium nightclub where Donald Trump is being feted at a Republican fundraiser on Thursday night to the unmarked spot on the sidewalk in Patchogue where Marcelo Lucero died after being attacked by a pack of white teenagers in 2008, just days after Barack Obama became America’s first black president. Lucero, 37, who worked at a local dry cleaner, was set upon by seven youths engaged in “hunting Latinos” and his killing was prosecuted as a hate crime. “There are dozens and dozens of venues in this county where the local...
  • TX: Home Invasion Stopped with Gunfire by Former Marine; no Story

    04/14/2016 8:30:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the advantages of Open Carry is that it is a good excuse for social interaction.  I was in the local Dallas Wal-Mart, taking pictures of .22 ammuntion for sale, while another customer was waiting for the cabinet to be unlocked.  I asked him to take my picture.  On the shelf lined up with my chin, there are 31 50 round boxes of CCI standard velocity, for $3.47 each. My new photographer casually mentioned that he was there to buy .38 special ammunition, because he had to repel a home invasion the previous night. I asked if he...
  • 38 German shepherds rescued from hoarding situation embark on new life (Orange County CA)

    04/12/2016 6:20:27 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 31 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 4/12/2016 | Penny Eims
    Over a dozen German shepherds, rescued from an abandoned house in Highland, California, are embarking on a new life with the help of a breed specific rescue agency. The German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County has been hard at work, pulling many of the homeless German shepherds out of the Devore Animal Shelter - on Tuesday, the founder of the organization updated Facebook followers about the rescue effort. The Facebook post states, "Yesterday was another very rewarding day, with 6 more of the dogs from the Devore confiscation being removed from the shelter. The dogs have all been very agreeable,...
  • Exclusive: Atty. Mario Apuzzo Discusses NJ Ballot Challenge Hearing

    04/11/2016 9:15:53 PM PDT · by jdirt · 32 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | April 11, 2016 | Sharon Rondeau
    (Apr. 11, 2016) — A hearing was held at the Office of Administrative Law in Mercerville, NJ on Monday morning resulting from two challenges filed against the presidential candidacy of Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada and, the challengers contend, is not a “natural born Citizen” as required by Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution. Apuzzo represented a group of three New Jersey citizens, with the second challenger write-in presidential candidate Victor Williams of Maryland. The Post & Email interviewed Williams on Saturday. Apuzzo told us that the two challenges were “consolidated” and that...
  • 10 Signs China's Military Is Weaker Than You Think (Spends 40% of Time Learning "Patriotic Songs")

    04/10/2016 3:23:11 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 56 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5-27-2015 | China Uncensored
    Sure China has the largest standing army in the world, with 2.3 million people, a military budget of 120 billion dollars, and experimental spider tanks. But it turns out that China's People's Liberation Army might not be as powerful as you think. And here are 10 reasons why.
  • (December 8, 2015) Trump's Son starts promoting Paladino for Governor

    Yesterday, Donald Trump’s son-in-law began promoting the rather remote prospect of Carl Paladino as a 2018 gubernatorial candidate in a publication that he owns and manages. Jared Kushner is the son of a wealthy New Jersey real estate developer. At age 25 with his father in prison, the younger Kushner purchased a majority stake in The New York Observer for $10 million.
  • In diverse and liberal New York, Ted Cruz seeks his sliver of support

    04/09/2016 7:49:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 7, 2016 | Alyssa Bereznak, National Correspondent, Technology
    BRONX, N.Y.—Fresh from a key victory in Wisconsin’s primary, Ted Cruz arrived at Saburosa 2 — a Dominican eatery owned by Chinese-Americans in the South Bronx — ready to court a small, conservative constituency scattered around the largely blue state of New York. But as the afternoon meet and greet unfolded, it became clear that the Texas senator wouldn’t be able to woo potential supporters without also encountering challengers. “Why are you in the Bronx if you’re such an anti-immigrant?” asked Gonzalo Venegas, who was with his brother, Rodrigo. The two co-host a show on TeleSur English and make up...
  • 20 abandoned Highland dogs rescued by Orange County animal shelter (CA)

    04/08/2016 5:27:18 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 9 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 4/8/2016 | Nereida Moreno
    DEVORE >> An Orange County non-profit organization has adopted 20 of the 38 German shepherd-mix dogs that were discovered in an abandoned Highland home earlier this week. German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County, an organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing purebred German Shepherds picked the dogs up from Devore Animal Shelter Friday morning.
  • Ted Cruz, a breath of fresh air in Upstate!

    04/08/2016 12:06:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Albany Times Union Joy In These Days Blog ^ | April 8, 2016 | Liz Lemery Joy
    Dear Readers, I had the opportunity to listen to Ted Cruz yesterday. As a Christian voter and lifelong Upstate New Yorker I value the things he had to say. He was a breath of fresh air to our area! A welcome contrast to the typical pompous, political windbags like, Gov. Cuomo, Kirsten Gillibrand, Chuck Schumer, Paul Tonko- and the Times Union Newspaper- (which absolutely stumps for all of them on a regular basis). I love New York… I was born and raised here. All my relatives are from here, and post active-duty military service, my husband and I returned to...
  • Support/opposition for all candidates at Cruz rally

    04/07/2016 4:33:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WNYT-TV ^ | April 7, 2016 | Dan Levy
    SCOTIA - If we can believe the polls, then Ted Cruz has very little, if any chance of winning New York's GOP Primary, however because the Texas senator is now virtually on the heels of national front runner Donald Trump -- only 3 points behind -- delegates in New York matter. "At this point I think we're probably looking at an open convention," State Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R - Melrose) predicts, "I think anything can change pretty rapidly but that's the way it looks right now." The overwhelming majority of rally goers at Mekeel Christian Academy in Scotia on Thursday...
  • Survey of NYCPD officers shows New York City is in trouble. How much different is it in your city?

    04/06/2016 9:24:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/6/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    New York City’s cops say the town is in trouble – big trouble. The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association of the City of New York commissioned a survey of 6000 of its members and their opinions are sharply at odds with the rosy picture being projected by Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio. In part its findings were, “The overall survey results show that members believe the relationship with the public and elected officials has worsened in the past few years, with a lack of support and respect for police officers the top reason cited. Members also expressed they personally feel 'less safe'...
  • Sierra Vista looking to retirees to boost population New program just getting off the ground

    04/06/2016 6:17:35 AM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Amanda Baillie
    A new effort launched by local businesses to attract retirees to Sierra Vista is starting to see success. This month, the Retire in Sierra Vista Program (RSVP) will welcome its first guests to the community. Launched late last year, RSVP is a privately funded endeavor to bring retirees to the region, as part of a wider effort to diversify the local economy. In the past few months an advertising campaign, paid for by area business owners, has promoted Sierra Vista as an ideal retirement location. As a result, the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce, which is acting as the...
  • More Than 30 German Shepherds, Other Large Dogs Found Abandoned in Home (Highland CA)

    04/05/2016 7:31:34 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 22 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 4/5/2016 | Robert Kovacik
    More than 30 German shepherds and other large dogs were found abandoned at a home in a San Bernardino County community where neighbors reported "nonstop" barking and a horrible odor. The dogs, including two dead dogs, were found in a Highland home that was red-tagged by the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health.
  • AZ: Media Company Pays for Firearms Safety Instruction

    04/04/2016 6:02:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Westernjournalism.com Another company has paid for firearms safety training for employees.  What is interesting about this company is that it is a media company.  After decades of dominance by philosophically identical members of a media that propagandized for more and more infringements on the Second Amendment, this is a refreshing difference.  Not surprisingly, the media company is part of the new media. From westernjournalism.com: Liftable Media, Inc., the parent company of Western Journalism, paid for its employees to go through a concealed carry certification course over the weekend. About half of the staff took the company up on...
  • Bronze Monument Honoring 4-Legged Crime Fighters Unveiled In Anaheim (CA)

    04/03/2016 7:07:28 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 5 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | April 3, 2016
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — For the first time in Anaheim, a special tribute has been unveiled honoring the city's four-legged crime fighters. The bronze monument was revealed Sunday at La Palma Dog Park on N. Anaheim Boulevard and was inspired by former Anaheim K-9 police officer, Bruno.
  • Armed clash over black mosque triggers anger in South Dallas

    04/03/2016 12:03:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Dallas Morning News The Scoop Blog ^ | April 2, 2016 | Sarah Mervosh
    Racial tensions in South Dallas almost exploded at an anti-mosque protest Saturday afternoon before quickly dissolving when the protesters retreated. A few hundred South Dallas residents, mostly black, flooded Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to oppose a planned demonstration by a mostly white group that routinely protests outside mosques. Both sides were armed. Dallas police stood guard on a funeral home’s roof as black counterprotesters swarmed the parking lot of Eva’s House of Bar-B-Q, vowing to defend their streets and chanting “black power.” A police officer uses a binoculars across the Muhammad Mosque in Dallas, Saturday, April 2, 2016. (Jae...
  • Berrier bullish on fort expansion

    04/02/2016 9:53:35 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Anticipating more air traffic and a need for more frequency space, the commanding major general at Fort Huachuca said plans are being prepared to expand Libby Army Airfield and other auxiliary air strips on the post. Speaking at the Fort Huachuca 50 dinner Thursday night at Pueblo del Sol Country Club, Maj. Gen. Scott Berrier said the expansions will help to reduce current and future congestion in the local air space as the fort increases its training missions. “The future is going to be very complex, and the way we think about it is that we need...
  • Mixed News Anchor Fired For Telling The Truth About Black Moms Failing Their Kids In Murder Case!

    04/01/2016 11:08:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    TNNRawnews youtube ^ | Published on Apr 1, 2016 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Mixed News Anchor Fired For Telling The Truth About Black Moms Failing Their Kids In Murder Case! ****VIDEO ONLY ON LINK******
  • NY state in tentative deal to raise minimum wage toward $15 an hour

    03/31/2016 7:05:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2016 | James Odato
    Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders reached a tentative deal on Thursday to raise New York state's minimum wage towards $15 per hour but fell short of a uniform state-wide increase, lawmakers said. The deal outlines a faster rise in New York City, but carves out a slow lane for small businesses and its surrounding counties. In less prosperous areas north of the city it rises to $12.50 per hour before a state review of the law's impact. The minimum wage has been a sticking point in difficult budget negotiations that threaten to delay a spending plan past the...
  • Video: Huntington Beach officer plays hopscotch with homeless girl found living in car with mom

    03/31/2016 1:24:34 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 13 replies
    OC Register ^ | 3/31/2016 | Scott Schwebke
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Who says police work can't sometimes be fun and games? Around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Huntington Beach police Officer Scott Marsh was on patrol when he spotted what he believed was a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot at Cross Park near the intersection of Graham Street and Edinger Avenue. There he discovered an unidentified woman and her 11-year-old daughter had been living out of their car, said Officer Jennifer Marlatt, spokeswoman for the Huntington Beach Police Department.
  • Mississippi Bill Would Let Churches Create Armed Security Squads

    03/31/2016 1:04:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | March 30, 2016 | Ed Mazza
    What would Jesus pack? The Mississippi Senate just passed a bill that would allow churches to train members to carry guns and act as security guards during religious services — and exempt them from legal action if they use their weapons. “This will allow a church to have a sergeant-at-arms to protect the church body, just like we have (in the Legislature),” Sean Tindell, a Republican state senator, was quoted as saying by the Clarion-Ledger. Tindell pointed to last year’s massacre at a church in Charleston, South Carolina as an example of why churches need an armed guard. Others said...
  • Annapolis Update #4 - Outlookd for Maryland Businesses

    03/30/2016 8:52:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    email | March 30, 2016 | Delegate Rick Impallaria
    Annapolis Update #4 - Outlook for Maryland Businesses There is some truly bad legislation coming through the Maryland General Assembly which will have a huge negative effect on businesses presently in the State and on businesses considering moving here. 1. HB 610 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act - Reauthorization has passed the House and is now in the Senate. These greenhouse gas initiatives will continue to punish conventional utility producers (coal and natural gas), forcing them to pay fines for carbon output. These fines will be passed on to the rate payers -- residential and commercial -- which will drive...
  • Trump company sought to certify workers who came to US illegally

    03/30/2016 6:19:43 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 15 replies
    revealnews ^ | 3/30/2016 | Will Evans
    Donald Trump’s luxury golf development in New York’s upscale Westchester County tried to obtain permanent work certifications for a trio of South American immigrants who came into the country illegally, records show. At the time, Trump Briarcliff Manor Development LLC already was employing the Ecuadorean workers as stonemasons. Despite the Trump campaign’s hard-line stance against immigrants in the U.S. illegally, his development company acknowledged in its government applications for the certifications that the three had an immigration status of “EWI,” or “entry without inspection.” “It means that you snuck across,” said Kevin Miner, co-chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s...
  • Coal CEO to hold fundraiser for Cruz

    03/30/2016 3:27:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | March 30, 2016 | Megan R. Wilson and Timothy Cama
    Controversial coal executive Robert Murray is planning a fundraiser for Ted Cruz on April 6, though he says he isn’t endorsing the Texas senator for president. Murray, the CEO of the Ohio-based Murray Energy Corp., said he would support the eventual Republican nominee but wants to help fill Cruz’s campaign account to keep him competitive with front-runner Donald Trump. “I have not picked a candidate, but I do know that Ted Cruz needs some money,” Murray told The Hill from his office in St. Clairsville, Ohio, which is located directly over a coal mine. “I think at this time in...
  • Yes, Talk Radio Is Different in Wisconsin

    03/28/2016 5:34:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Right Wisconsin ^ | March 28, 2016 | Charlie Sykes
    Donald Trump is about to find out that Wisconsin is different. And one of the reasons is conservative talk radio. In recent years, Wisconsin has repeatedly found itself at the epicenter of political upheavals (Scott Walker, Act 10, recall elections, Paul Ryan). In 2010, no state switched more decisively from blue to red and in this traditionally progressive state the GOP still controls the governorship, both houses of the legislature, a majority of the congressional delegation and (at least for now) a U.S. Senate seat. The heart of the conservative resurgence here is southeastern Wisconsin – which is turning out...
  • Awesome VIDEO:As he threatens to take her life, the police sniper quietly squeezes the trigger

    03/28/2016 4:45:44 PM PDT · by ResisTyr · 21 replies
    Americangg.net ^ | Unknown | Americangg.net
    A hooded man took a woman hostage at a convenience store in Denver, Colorado. Police arrived on the scene, and the criminal attempted to leave the premises with a gun pressed to the woman’s back. After making threats to take the woman’s life, a Police decided to take lethal action. Once a clear shot was available, a sniper dispatched the hostage taker with extreme prejudice. The woman is shaken up, but otherwise doing very well. The criminal however, is left in critical condition. Read more at http://americangg.net/he-threatened-to-take-her-life/#FdDMEJYzehQ8PMEb.99
  • Argentina hails UN decision to expand its maritime territory

    03/28/2016 3:14:50 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 32 replies
    bigstory.ap.org ^ | Mar. 28, 2016 | AP
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina is celebrating a decision by a U.N. commission expanding its maritime territory in the South Atlantic Ocean by 35 percent to include the disputed Falkland islands and beyond. The Argentine foreign ministry said Monday that its waters had increased by 0.66 million square miles (1.7 million square kilometers) and the decision will be key in its dispute with Britain over the Islands.
  • Portland Offering Homeless People a One-Way Bus Ticket Out of Town

    03/27/2016 9:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | March 26, 2016
    The city of Portland, Oregon, has set aside $30,000 to pay for bus fares for homeless individuals to leave town. The program, called Homeward Bound, is similar to programs offered in other cities. It is intended to help solve the homelessness problem in the city, which is so serious a state of emergency was declared last fall....
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    03/27/2016 10:28:35 AM PDT · by Celerity · 5 replies
    Dailymail UK ^ | 27 March 2016 | MIA DE GRAAF
    Marauding parents in Easter Egg hunt rampage: Out-of-control adults push children to the ground, steal their buckets and leave one four-year-old 'bloody' at chaotic free event Children were trampled as 1,000 people stormed the PEZ center field 9,000 eggs were laid out on three different age-bracketed sections But when the egg hunt started, 'parents stormed the field stealing eggs' One four-year-old was left 'bloody', many toddlers 'pushed into the mud'
  • Calif. to raise minimum wage to $15: reports

    03/26/2016 9:51:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | March 26, 2016 | Evelyn Rupert
    California lawmakers and union leaders have reached a tentative deal to raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next several years, the Los Angeles Times reports. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is expected to make the formal announcement as early as Monday. According to the L.A. Times, the minimum wage will jump from $10 to $10.50 an hour in 2017 and will increase by $1 every year after that until reaching $15 an hour in 2022. Business with fewer than 25 employees will have an extra year to comply. "The governor and stakeholders have all been negotiating...
  • Legislation would require cursive writing in schools

    03/26/2016 1:26:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 56 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Insisting it's good from everything from civics to brain development, state lawmakers want to require students to know how to read and write in cursive. Legislation on the desk of Gov. Doug Ducey would mandate that schools include cursive reading and writing in their curriculum. Specifically, students would have to show by the end of fifth grade they are "able to create readable documents through legible cursive handwriting.'' But, unlike a requirement that students know how to read by the end of the third grade, there is nothing in the law that says students who can't display that...
  • Man who set himself on fire at Northfield veterans' clinic has died

    03/25/2016 7:35:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Press of Atlantic City ^ | March 23, 2016 | Michelle Brunetti
    An Egg Harbor Township veteran who died after setting himself on fire Saturday outside a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Northfield has drawn attention to problems in the VA system. Charles R. Ingram III, 51, was airlifted to the Temple Burn Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, where he died later that night, Northfield police said. No note of explanation was left at the scene or at Ingram's home, said Northfield acting Police Chief Paul Newman. RELATED ARTICLE EHT man sets himself on fire in Northfield Ingram's family members have declined to speak to The Press. But the public...