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  • Financial State of the Cities 2016

    03/17/2018 9:16:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Truth in Accounting ^ | January 24, 2018
    Truth in Accounting .. based on fiscal year 2016 comprehensive annual financial reports .. found that 64 cities do not have enough money to pay all of their bills, and in total, the cities have racked up $335.4 billion in unfunded municipal debt. ... Government reports are lengthy, cumbersome, and sometimes misleading documents ... taxpayers and citizens deserve easy-to-understand, truthful, and transparent financial information from their governments. ... to balance the budget, elected officials have not included the true costs of the government in their budget calculations and have pushed costs onto future taxpayers. ... TIA was unable to rank...
  • Illegal Alien Acquitted of Murdering Kate Steinle Sues Feds for ‘Vindictive Prosecution’

    03/16/2018 6:06:05 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Joel B. Pollak
    Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate, the illegal alien acquitted last year of murdering 32-year-old Kate Steinle in July 2015, has sued the federal government, demanding that it produce documents “pertaining to vindictive prosecution and collusion” with the state government in its prosecution against him.
  • Asian Americans Should Take Their Loyalty And Their Vote Somewhere Else

    03/07/2018 12:05:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/07/2018 | Helen Raliegh
    A former employee of YouTube (a subsidiary of Alphabet, parent of Google) alleged in a recently filed lawsuit that YouTube is discriminating against white and Asian men. “YouTube last year stopped hiring white and Asian males for technical positions because they didn’t help the world’s largest video site achieve its goals for improving diversity,” the suit alleges. Liberal discrimination against white men is nothing new, but many people are caught by surprise to see such explicit discrimination against Asian males in the name of diversity from one of the most progressive companies in one of the most liberal zip codes....
  • Mayor Willing to Go to Jail to Ensure SF Remains Sanctuary City Forever

    03/05/2018 7:34:23 AM PST · by Cheerio · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Mar 2018 | Tony Lee
    Interim San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell is reportedly willing to go to jail to ensure his city always remains a “sanctuary city.” Farrell assured hundreds of amnesty activists last week who were blocking and protesting in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building that San Francisco will forever be a “sanctuary city.” He also, according to ABC7, “said he is willing to get arrested if that’s what it takes to defend sanctuary city policies,” echoing comments that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf recently made. The activists gathered to protest after ICE detained more than 200 illegal immigrants, nearly half...
  • 1906 Film of San Francisco After Quake Found at Flea Market

    03/04/2018 5:47:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    A newspaper says a long-lost film reel with nine minutes of footage capturing San Francisco two weeks after the deadly 1906 earthquake surfaced at a flea market in the city. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that the rare find portrays the city's post-quake devastation, including City Hall with its dome nearly destroyed. The so called "great quake" and ensuing fire on April 18, 1906 killed thousands. The newspaper says the nitrate film reel was shot by early filmmakers the Miles Brothers. The footage is a bookend to their most famous work ``A Trip Down Market Street,'' a 13-minute silent...
  • About that ICE Raid the Oakland Mayor Interrupted...

    03/03/2018 9:01:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/03/2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Libby Schaaf, the mayor of Oakland, California, made the daringly foolish choice to warn illegal immigrants in the Bay Area that Immigration Customs and Enforcement agents were on their way to raid the place. She posted the warning online 24 hours before ICE was scheduled to arrive.She shared the notice with the intent to "protect" citizens, not frighten them, she wrote."Oakland is safer when we share information, encourage community awareness, and care for our neighbors."It turns out the community is much "safer" having been swept by ICE, as a sizable number of the people the agents arrested in the...
  • U.S. based professor: Holocaust is a 'myth'

    01/07/2006 1:01:02 PM PST · by Hal1950 · 75 replies · 1,846+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 8 January 2005
    A U.S.-based Saudi professor and former U.N. fellow says he agrees with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that the Holocaust is a "myth" and says America eventually will collapse like the Soviet Union. Abdullah Mohammad Sindi, who has taught at four American schools, told Iran's Mehr News Agency Dec. 26, "I agree wholeheartedly with President Ahmadinejad." "There was no such a thing as the 'Holocaust,'" Sindi said, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute. "The so-called 'Holocaust' is nothing but Jewish-Zionist propaganda. There is no proof whatsoever that any living Jew was ever gassed or burned in Nazi Germany or...
  • ICE RAIDS: Oakland Mayor says she'd risk jail over Santuary City policies

    01/18/2018 8:30:34 AM PST · by Califreak · 59 replies
    CBS Bay Area via MSN ^ | 1/17/18 | Unnamed
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  • Oakland’s Minimum Wage Is Up, Wal-Mart Is Out

    01/30/2016 8:44:31 AM PST · by upchuck · 64 replies
    daily signal ^ | Jan 22, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    A minimum wage of $12.55 an hour in Oakland, Calif., may be the culprit for a Wal-Mart store's closure. Wal-Mart announced Jan. 15 it will close 269 stores globally, including 154 locations in the United States-affecting about 10,000 associates across the nation... snip Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, a Democrat, has been leading statewide efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15. "This higher city minimum wage eliminated the jobs of the very workers advocates wanted to help," said James Sherk, a research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation... snip The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that most...
  • Oakland Mayor Urges Residents to Take in Homeless: ‘Give Up That Airbnb’

    11/05/2017 10:26:59 AM PST · by workerbee · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/4/17 | Adelle Nazarian
    During her annual State of the City address on Thursday, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf called on her constituents to open their doors and residences to the city’s homeless, as union workers picketed against her for her administration’s handling of the city’s rampant housing problem. “Give up that Airbnb. Fix up that back unit,” Schaff said, encouraging property owners to lease apartments at more affordable rates to recently homeless individuals, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “In Oakland, we don’t step over the homeless we step toward them,” Schaaf said. The city’s uptick in vagrants is tied to a general gentrification...
  • Oakland mayor tips off illegals to ICE sweep

    02/26/2018 8:14:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/26/2018 | Rick Moran
    In a nation where the rule of law governed public officials, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf might be subject to arrest for obstruction after she issued a warning to the city's illegal alien community that there was a pending sweep by ICE. But we no longer live in that kind of country. Public officials can now openly, brazzenly, defy federal authorities in their efforts to enforce immigration law. SFGate: The relationship between U.S. immigration officials and California’s liberal leaders soured long ago, but Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to warn potential targets of federal arrest that an immigration sweep could be...
  • Oakland mayor warns of impending ICE raid, ramping up sanctuary-city tension

    02/26/2018 11:20:54 AM PST · by WisconsinRep · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 26, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    The mayor of a sanctuary city in California issued a warning that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could be conducting a raid in the area as soon as Sunday — ratcheting up tension with the feds while giving her constituents an early heads-up. Libby Schaaf, the Democratic mayor of Oakland, shared the warning — which she said she “learned from multiple credible sources” — in a press release on Saturday, “not to panic our residents but to protect them,” Fox 2 reported. The mayor said she didn’t know further details of the ICE operation, but claimed she felt it...
  • ICE confirms more than 150 arrests in California sweep and slams Schaaf’s early warning

    02/27/2018 6:39:01 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 27, 2018 | Hamed Aleaziz
    Federal officials confirmed Tuesday that they launched a big immigration enforcement action this week in Northern California, after remaining silent for three days.
  • Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tipped off immigrants about ICE raid and isn’t sorry she did

    02/28/2018 7:49:07 AM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 28, 2018 | Meagan Flynn
    Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf is a frequent critic of Donald Trump. She warned the city of a possible raid by ICE on Jan. 25. On Tuesday night, just after completing a roundup of more than 150 suspected undocumented immigrants, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it could have arrested more but for the actions of one person: Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland, Calif. Schaaf learned of the Northern California ICE enforcement operation before it kicked off on Sunday and, in a controversial move, warned the immigrant community ahead of time. On Saturday, saying she felt it was her moral and...
  • Oakland Mayor's Tipoff to Illegal Aliens Endangered ICE Officers

    02/28/2018 9:20:48 AM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 28, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The real question is whether she's going to be held accountable. Federal officials said Tuesday they arrested more than 150 undocumented immigrants in a Northern California sweep aimed at countering local sanctuary laws, while suggesting Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to alert the public to the secret operation may have allowed some targets to elude capture. “Sanctuary jurisdictions like San Francisco and Oakland shield dangerous criminal aliens from federal law enforcement at the expense of public safety,” said Thomas Homan, the acting director of ICE. “Because these jurisdictions prevent ICE from arresting criminal aliens in the secure confines of a...
  • DOJ looking into possible obstruction charge against Oakland mayor who warned of ICE raid

    02/28/2018 2:08:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 28, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    The Department of Justice is looking into whether Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf obstructed justice by warning Northern California residents of an impending raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The agency’s acting director, Thomas Homan, told “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning that the DOJ is “reviewing” whether Schaaf broke any laws by telling her constituents ICE would be raiding the area in order to arrest people violating federal immigration laws.
  • ICE chief: 800 avoided arrest due to Oakland mayor's warning

    02/28/2018 3:28:11 PM PST · by Mariner · 64 replies
    AP via KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | February 28th, 2018 | Unattributed
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A top immigration official said Wednesday that about 800 people living illegally in Northern California were able to avoid arrest because of a weekend warning that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf put on Twitter. "What she did is no better than a gang lookout yelling 'police' when a police cruiser comes in the neighborhood, except she did it to a whole community," Thomas Homan, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting chief, told "Fox and Friends." The mayor warned residents over the weekend of large-scale, impending raids by immigration agents in the San Francisco Bay Area, escalating tensions...
  • DOJ 'Reviewing' Whether Oakland Mayor Who Warned of ICE Raid Broke Any Laws

    03/01/2018 7:35:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies ^ | March 1, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Department of Justice is reviewing whether Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf obstructed justice when she warned constituents about an upcoming raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. “Earlier today, I learned from multiple credible sources that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is preparing to conduct an operation in the Bay Area, including Oakland, starting as soon as within the next 24 hours,” Schaaf said Saturday. “As Mayor of Oakland, I am sharing this information publicly not to panic our residents but to protect them,” she added. Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan slammed Schaaf for giving the warning and...
  • Oakland Mayor Suggests it Was Noble of Her to Warn Illegals About ICE Raids

    03/01/2018 7:23:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies ^ | March 1, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    “What I did was the right thing,” according to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. What she did was warn illegal immigrants in the Bay Area last weekend that an ICE raid was forthcoming. "I am sharing this information publicly not to panic our residents but to protect them," she wrote in a statement Saturday.— Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) February 25, 2018 ICE Deputy Director Thomas D. Homan called her actions "irresponsible." Thanks to her warning, who knows how many of the 864 criminal non-citizens were able to elude authorities, he wondered.Yet, Schaaf shared a follow up statement noting that she had "no regrets"...
  • He Became A Celebrity For Putting Science Before God. Now Lawrence Krauss Faces Allegations [tr]

    02/23/2018 6:02:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 22, 2018 | Peter Aldhous, Azeen Ghorayshi, and Virginia Hughes
    When Melody Hensley first met Lawrence Krauss, she was a 29-year-old makeup artist at a department store, and he was one of her intellectual idols. She ran an atheist website in her spare time and had just started volunteering for the Center for Inquiry (CFI), a nonprofit group committed to promoting science and reason above faith. She was hoping to build a career in the burgeoning “skeptics” movement, and Krauss was one of its brightest luminaries. At a CFI event in November 2006, Krauss asked Hensley for her card, and later, as she was leaving, asked her if she was...