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  • Want to help prevent rape? Withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination.

    09/20/2018 8:07:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 106 replies
    Want to help prevent rape? Withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination . If we care about all the sexual assaults that haven’t yet occurred, we must treat attempted rape as disqualifying for a Supreme Court justice. By Sandra Newman Sandra Newman has written widely about sexual assault and is the author of several books, including the forthcoming novel The Heavens. September 20 at 3:19 AM When Christine Blasey Ford came forward with allegations that Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a party when he was 17, it was no surprise that Republicans were quick to deny it ever happened. What was surprising,...
  • Child pornography reason behind Sunspot Observatory closure, according to court documents

    09/19/2018 7:49:44 PM PDT · by McGruff · 58 replies
    KTSM ^ | Sep 19, 2018 | Aaron Bracamontes
    A federal search warrant reveals that Sunspot Solar Observatory was shut down as FBI agents conducted computer forensic searches for child pornography. The source of child pornography was traced to an IP address used at the observatory and a source within the building observed a computer with "not good" images on it, the warrant states. An investigation by the FBI revealed that a janitor is the main suspect in the search, however he has not been charged with a crime even though his name in on the warrant. The warrant states the suspect would use the observatory Wifi and a...
  • HEAVILY ARMED INDIVIDUALS CAUGHT ON CAMERA ENTERING COUNTRY ILLEGALLY THROUGH AZ RANCH

    09/18/2018 11:06:35 AM PDT · by bitt · 127 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/2018 | John Wellington
    Video footage from a ranch in Arizona shows thousands of illegal aliens marching into the United States uninterrupted because there is no border wall, nor border patrol, to stop them.
  • Presidential Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month

    09/14/2018 12:45:08 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 11 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 9/13/2018 | President Donald Trump
    Presidential Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-national-hispanic-heritage-month-2018/ White House PROCLAMATIONS Presidential Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2018 Issued on: September 13, 2018 During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor all American citizens of Hispanic descent and celebrate their rich and vibrant traditions of faith, family, hard work, and patriotism. We are grateful for the innumerable contributions they make to our society, which are vital to our thriving Nation. We are especially grateful for the 1.2 million Hispanic-American men and women who have answered the call to serve in our Armed Forces, demonstrating remarkable loyalty, bravery, and dedication to duty. My...
  • Rift Between Police, Feds Allowed New Mexico Terror Compound To Fester

    09/14/2018 2:41:55 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 14, 2018 | Kyle Shideler
    Questions keep coming about how the U.S. justice system responded to a New Mexico compound that housed five alleged would-be jihadists and 11 reportedly malnourished children along with the remains of a twelfth child who died on the compound. A federal grand jury recently indicted the five alleged jihadists on weapons and conspiracy charges, alleging the group created their compound in the desert outside Taos, New Mexico as a training camp and firing range to facilitate a “Common plan to prepare for violent attacks government, military, educational and financial institutions” and sought to “engage in jihad and form an army...
  • WEIRD: FBI closes National Solar Observatory over mysterious ‘security issue’

    09/12/2018 9:54:20 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 108 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | September 12, 2018 | Anthony Watts
    UPDATE 9/12/18 4PM PST The issue may be related to Mercury (the metal, not the planet). On a tip from a science journalist friend who covers telescopes and who has been there, I verified the observatory uses a vat of liquid mercury as a float bearing for the giant solar telescope. According to an internal NSO/NMSU document, that bearing is “high-risk” during maintenance. If there was a major mercury spill, it might explain why the Feds are there, with FBI providing security. The amount of Mercury is said to be in the “tens of gallons” range, which is next to...
  • Family sues clinic, UNM for botched abortion (NM - Mother dies from 6-month late term abortion)

    09/12/2018 9:02:36 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 27 replies
    KRQE News 13, Albuquerque ^ | September 12, 2018 | Rachel Knapp
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The family of a 23-year-old Albuquerque woman who died from a late-term abortion said the abortion clinic and UNM Hospital could have done more to save her. "Whether you're pro life, pro choice whatever you are on this issue, everyone should be concerned about the reckless practices that led to the death of this healthy 23-year-old Albuquerque woman," said Elisa Martinez, a spokesperson for Keisha Atkins' family. Atkins' family said the 23-year-old died after getting a late-term abortion last year. According to the lawsuit, Atkins was six months pregnant when she went to Southwestern Women's Options...
  • Federal magistrate judge detains five adults in Taos compound case

    09/12/2018 8:48:24 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 12, 2018 | Ryan Boetel
    SANTA FE, N.M. — A federal magistrate judge Wednesday in Albuquerque ordered that all five adults found living on a makeshift Taos compound with 11 malnourished children be detained. Jany Leveille, 35, a Haitian national, is charged with unlawfully possessing firearms and ammunition as an alien living illegally in the U.S. The other four — Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, Hujrah Wahhaj, 37, Subhanah Wahhaj, 35, and Lucas Morton, 40 — are charged with conspiring to provide her with the weaponry. The group was arrested last month on suspicion of child abuse charges after Taos County sheriff’s deputies raided a compound...
  • NM Supreme Court halts bid to bring back straight party voting

    09/12/2018 8:36:11 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 12, 2018 | Dan Boyd
    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court today blocked Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver from bringing back straight party voting for the November general election, ruling the secretary of state does not have the authority to unilaterally make the policy change. The unanimous decision, which was handed down after more than an hour of deliberations, makes it clear that only the Legislature can reinstate straight party voting, which allows voters to vote for a major party’s entire slate of candidates by filling in an oval at the top of the ballot. “This power is theirs alone, and the...
  • Mysterious observatory evacuation stirs alien conspiracy theories

    09/12/2018 7:47:19 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 75 replies
    https://www.cnet.com ^ | 12 Sep, 2018 | Eric Mack
    Reports that a Blackhawk helicopter and federal agents swooped in and inexplicably evacuated a remote part of New Mexico, including a prominent solar observatory, has some corners of the internet predictably atwitter about a possible alien coverup.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Will Texas prevent us from recognizing the heroes of the Alamo?

    09/11/2018 3:18:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 11, 2018 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    Generations of Texans have rightly drawn inspiration and strength from the heroes of the Alamo – the brave men who fought to the death to defend the battle-scarred mission in San Antonio in 1836 in the fight for Texas’ independence from Mexico. These freedom fighters are a symbol of valor for all Americans. It is bizarre, then, that an advisory group recommended to the Texas Board of Education that it remove the words “all the heroic defenders” from the state’s social studies curriculum describing the men who gave their lives at the Alamo. The Board of Education was holding a...
  • Sheriff Furious After FBI Mysteriously Shuts Down Solar Observatory

    09/10/2018 11:56:35 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 98 replies
    constitution ^ | September 10, 2018 | Andrew West
    In what may be one of the more bizarre stories of 2018 so far, an undisclosed security threat has shut down a solar observatory in New Mexico, and angered local authorities in the process.
  • Exclusive – Mo Brooks: Likely 15M Illegal Aliens in U.S., Giving Blue States 20 Additional...

    09/10/2018 7:30:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Sep 2018 | John Binder
    FULL TITLE: Exclusive – Mo Brooks: Likely 15M Illegal Aliens in U.S., Giving Blue States 20 Additional Congressional Seats Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says the counting of illegal aliens when dividing up congressional seats and electoral college votes is a violation of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Brooks, along with the state of Alabama, are suing the federal government for their counting of illegal aliens, rather than citizens, in congressional apportionment and the dividing up of electoral college votes. In an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot Channel’s Breitbart News Saturday, Brooks revealed that should the Congress continue...
  • Mel Gibson’s New Police Brutality Movie Is a Vile, Racist Right-Wing Fantasy

    09/09/2018 2:05:49 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 80 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/03/18 | Marlow Stern
    VENICE, Italy—Two years ago, the Venice Film Festival hosted the world premiere of Hacksaw Ridge, a World War II drama directed by Mel Gibson. The film marked Gibson’s first turn behind the camera in a decade, since he’d drunkenly slurred “the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,” pleaded guilty to battering his then-partner Oksana Grigorieva, and was caught on audio saying she was “asking” to be “raped by a pack of n****rs.” Despite never demonstrating much in the way of genuine contrition, he was treated to a prolonged standing ovation on the Lido—the opening salvo of...
  • Trump Administration to Require Immigrants to Support Themselves

    09/09/2018 11:37:00 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 74 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | September 9, 2018 Updated: September 9, 2018 | ATTHEW VADUM
    A long-anticipated plan to enforce the largely ignored public charge provisions of the nation’s immigration laws that require prospective immigrants and visa holders to be able to support themselves without relying on government aid could be unveiled by the Trump administration as soon as this month. A source close to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rulemaking process who requested anonymity said that proposed regulations will be published this fall, and likely this month, defining the phrase “public charge” under Section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The upcoming change was previously reported in the media, but usually...
  • Bill Daily, 'I Dream of Jeannie' actor, dead at 91, family says

    09/08/2018 1:51:07 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 8, 2018
    Bill Daily, known for his comedic characters on the classic sitcoms “I Dream of Jeannie” and “The Bob Newhart Show,” died Tuesday in Santa Fe, N.M., his family said. He was 91. Daily died of natural causes, his son, J. Patrick Daily, told the Hollywood Reporter. The actor starred as Maj. Roger Healey, the comical sidekick to Larry Hagman’s Air Force Capt. Anthony Nelson, in all five years of NBC’s “I Dream of Jeannie,” which starred Barbara Eden in the title role and ran from 1965-1970. Hagman died in 2012 at age 81.
  • Private school, waterside home, luxury boats, maid - Democrat Socialist Salazar

    09/08/2018 2:41:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/07/18 | Ben Ashford
    **SNIP** The 27-year-old Democratic candidate for the New York Senate has come unstuck in recent days after she was outed as a former Republican and accused of faking her hardscrabble immigrant backstory. Now, DailyMail.com can reveal the extent of her deception with a series of images documenting Salazar's privileged upbringing in the upmarket Florida enclave of Jupiter, where her family built their own four-bedroom home, owned boats, a jet ski and rubbed shoulders with celebrities. It can also be revealed for the first time that Salazar's Colombian father, a commercial and cargo pilot who became a naturalized US citizen years...
  • Trump says he could use the MILITARY to build his wall if Congress won't fund it...

    09/07/2018 7:48:01 PM PDT · by raiderboy · 82 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | September 7, 2018 | David Martosko
    President Donald Trump said Friday that he's considering using military resources to finish construction of his long-promised border wall instead of relying on Congress to fund the project through the Homeland Security Department's budget. He also wouldn't eliminate the possibility of a government shutdown if Democrats continue to confound his efforts to appropriate money for the project on the U.S.-Mexico border. 'We have two options,' he told DailyMail.com aboard Air Force One as he flew from Billings, Montana to Fargo, North Dakota. 'We have military, we have homeland security.' He was asked specifically about using the Army Corps of Engineers...
  • Ted Cruz: Democrats Haven't Laid a Glove on Brett Kavanaugh

    09/06/2018 10:51:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    After more than twelve hours of questioning on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Judge Brett Kavanaugh is back in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today for a second round. Democrats like Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Richard Blumenthal have done their best to attack Kavanaugh's character, with little substance on his record. Republican Ted Cruz, also a legal scholar, says his far-left colleagues have been unsuccessful in their repeated attempts to derail Kavanaugh's nomination."In two days of hearings in the Judiciary Committee the Democrats have not laid a single glove on Brett Kavanaugh. There's been a lot of screaming, a lot of protesting,...
  • McConnell: Trump border wall fight will happen after midterms

    09/05/2018 5:59:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/05/18 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that he expects a fight over funding for President Trump's border wall to happen after November's midterm elections. "The nine bills that we're going to put on [Trump's] desk before the end of September, which is the end of the fiscal year, deal with other substance but … also 90 percent of the federal budget will have been approved before the end of the fiscal year," McConnell said during an appearance on Fox News Wednesday evening. He added that Republicans "are in favor of the wall." "We still want to get funding...