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  • Navistar to Close Garland, Texas, Plant to Reduce Costs(EPA induced)

    10/31/2012 8:48:47 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/31/12
    Navistar International Corp. (NAV) plans to close its Garland, Texas, assembly plant, as the embattled truck maker shrinks it manufacturing capacity in response to falling demand for commercial trucks. The plant near Dallas employs about 900 workers and has been Navistar's primary site for assembling heavy-duty trucks in recent years. The company intends to cease operations at Garland during first half of next year. Closing Garland is expected to lower Navistar's costs by increasing the utilization of other plants. SNIP Navistar, which also makes military trucks and school buses, has lost $241 million during the first nine months of its...
  • U.N. to Monitor the U.S. Election? Exposé on the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

    11/03/2012 8:15:30 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 November 2012 | William F. Jasper
    Who Is Bolat Bersebayev and Why Is He Monitoring Our Elections? The New American 02 November 2012 Who are Bolat Bersebayev of Kazakhstan, Elchin Musaeyev of Azerbaijan, and their OSCE teammates who are "monitoring" the U.S. elections? ... As reported previously by The New American, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot has warned the OSCE monitors that they will risk criminal prosecution if they interfere in the state’s election procedures. Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz has also warned OSCE that its monitors must obey Iowa election laws or face arrest (see here and here). Janez Lenarcic, the director of the...
  • Jeb Bush believes Texas will be “blue” by 2016

    11/03/2012 9:14:19 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 88 replies
    NBC Latino ^ | Oct 16 2012 | Patricia Diez
    A lot can change in just four years. For former Florida Governor Jeb Bush a four-year timetable is enough for a significant shift for the Republican party. He tells Joe Hagan of New York magazine: “It’s a math question. Four years from now, Texas is going to be a so-called blue state. Imagine Texas as a blue state, how hard it would be to carry the presidency or gain control of the Senate.” Hagan starts the article for New York magazine with this idea that Texas’ rapidly changing demographic will unfavorably affect the Republican party. He writes: “Sitting down across...
  • DOJ sending voting observers to 23 states

    11/02/2012 6:29:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 11/2/12 | Dan Freedman
    With Election Day only four days off, the Justice Department is planning to send 780 observers to polls in 23 states including Texas, California and New York. DOJ lawyers and other employees will monitor voting in Harris, Fort Bend, Dallas and Jefferson Counties in Texas; Alameda and Riverside Counties in California; and Orange County in New York. The Justice Department observers will join a growing throng of lawyers and poll watchers sent by the presidential candidates as well as state and local candidates. In addition, Houston-based True the Vote, self-proclaimed poll integrity organization, has pledged to deploy a virtual army...
  • DPS puts fatal La Joya chase officer back on duty

    11/01/2012 4:17:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Valley Central ^ | November 1, 2012 | Action 4 News Staff
    LA JOYA, TEXAS (AP) -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the name of the state trooper who fired on a fleeing pickup truck near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing two illegal immigrants who were hiding under a blanket in the bed.
  • Woman Blocked from Voting over 'Bible' T-Shirt

    11/01/2012 12:45:38 PM PDT · by massmike · 58 replies
    cbn.com ^ | 11/01/2012 | n/a
    A woman was blocked from early voting near Austin, Texas, last week after wearing a T-shirt that said "Vote the Bible." A pro-family group called Texas Values said election workers told resisdent Kay Hill at the Taylor City Hall polling place in Williamson County her shirt was quote "offensive." She was told to turn the shirt inside out, go home and change, or cover up the words "Vote the Bible." Hill tried to disagree but was eventually forced to cover up her Bible message. Poll workers reportedly provided a jacket for her to wear over the shirt. "It's outrageous that...
  • Are there any election watching events planned for Dallas/Fort Worth? (vanity)

    11/01/2012 9:00:47 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 5 replies
    Self | 11/1/12 | Self
    I and a small group of conservative friends would like to be around like-minded conservatives in some public venue to (hopefully) CELEBRATE the GOP victory.
  • Vestas changes its mind, says it will close Colorado R&D office

    11/01/2012 8:17:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | October 31, 2012 | Mark Harden
    Vestas Wind Systems said late Wednesday it will shut down its research and development offices in Louisville and in two other states, rather than consolidate them in Brighton as it announced less than a month ago... The Danish wind-turbine maker ... Vestas will close its three R&D offices in the United States by the end of the second quarter in 2013.” The other two offices are in Houston and Marlborough, Mass. ... Vestas repeatedly has blamed the pending expiration of a U.S. wind-power production tax credit for weakening demand for its products, leading to job cutbacks. That tax credit, which...
  • Cheap natural gas fuels plant expansions

    11/01/2012 7:41:02 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 1, 2012 | Jeannie Kever
    Here’s something to think about the next time you toss a plastic milk carton in the recycling bin: You’re part of the natural gas revolution, and a $15 billion expansion at chemical plants along the Texas Gulf Coast will bring it closer to home than ever. “We started watching a few years ago,” said Mark Lashier, executive vice president of olefins and polyolefins at Chevron Phillips Chemical. “We went from, ‘Gosh, is this something real?’ to convincing ourselves this is here to stay.” “This” is not only low natural gas prices but also the huge reserves of shale gas released...
  • Protests or not, they have a pipeline to build

    11/01/2012 7:08:13 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 1, 2012 | Zain Shauk
    The teams start rolling out before daybreak, a rumbling cacophony orchestrated under floodlights and black skies. They fan out, men carrying hardhats walking past trucks on the move, busloads of workers, and trailers carrying four-wheel-drive carts and heavy machinery. About 700 workers building TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline in Texas move out from a Mount Pleasant lot every morning in a mobilization fit for a war zone. The size of the effort, for just one segment of Keystone XL, is part of TransCanada’s sophisticated, 4,000-person operation to dig through nearly 500 miles of land and install a 36-inch diameter oil pipeline...
  • Iowa warns international observers of arrest

    10/31/2012 12:31:03 PM PDT · by My hearts in London - Everett · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/31/12 | BOBBY CERVANTES
    Iowa has joined Texas in warning international election observers of possible criminal prosecution if they violate state laws and get near polling places on Election Day. Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz — like Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott last week — on Tuesday threatened Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe election observers with arrest if they came within 300 feet of a polling place’s entrance, in violation of state law. (In Texas, it’s 100 feet.)
  • “Vote the Bible” T-Shirt Banned In A Texas County, Called “Offensive”

    10/31/2012 11:22:14 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 44 replies
    Texas Values ^ | October 31, 2012 | David Walls
    Texas Values Assists Intimidated Voter Forced to Cover Up Her Religious T-Shirt Before Voting Austin, TX, October 31, 2012–During early voting last week, a Texas voter in Williamson County was banned from wearing a t-shirt with the words “Vote the Bible” printed on the front. On October 24, Williamson County election workers at the Taylor City Hall polling place told Kay Hill that before she would be allowed to vote she had to turn her shirt inside out, go home and change, or cover up the words “Vote the Bible” because they “may be offensive to some people.” After voicing...
  • Another Important Victory: The Holy Land Foundation Trial Redux

    10/30/2012 4:38:29 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 4 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 29 Oct 12 | Unattributed
    Observers who follow such things know how important the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial has been in uncovering the spread of both violent and civilizational jihad in the USA. For those who may not be familiar with the Holy Land Foundation trial, here is a very brief synopsis: The Holy Land Foundation was the largest Islamic charity in the United States. It was headquartered in Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. In 2007, federal prosecutors brought charges against the organization for funding Hamas and other Islamic terrorist organizations. The Holy Land Foundation’s assets were frozen by the European Union...
  • Police: Pastor of North Texas church killed

    10/29/2012 5:49:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 29 4:08 PM EDT | Angela K. Brown
    Authorities say a North Texas pastor died after a man drove his car into the church and attacked the pastor with an electric guitar. Forest Hill Police Chief Dan Dennis said officers arrived at the Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church on Monday to find an assault in progress. …
  • Obama Backs UN-linked Election Monitors, but Texas Stands Firm

    10/29/2012 11:35:23 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 October 2012 | Alex Newman
    The national scandal over United Nations-linked "elections monitors" continues to grow after Texas threatened potential prosecutions. Obama Backs UN-linked Election Monitors, but Texas Stands Firm The New American 28 October 2012 Related articles:Texas Warns UN Affiliates Monitoring U.S. Election of Prosecution Risk Concerned About Conservatives, UN Affiliate to Monitor U.S. Election Leftists Call on United Nations to Monitor U.S. Election ACORN: Disenfranchising Voters Illegal Aliens Fraudulently Cast Ballots in New Mexico Hidden Camera Reveals How Easy It Is for Phantom Voters to Vote Democrats to State Secretaries: Keep Voting Requirements Loose Eric Holder Likens Texas Voter ID Law to "Poll...
  • Wounded Warrior downs record buck at McAlester(OK)

    10/28/2012 7:04:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    tulsaworld.com ^ | 27 October, 2012 | NA
    Quinton Picone, 23, harvested this nine-point buck Oct. 12 at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant during a Wounded Warriors in Action hunt. Picone is undergoing rehabilitation after losing both lower legs in 2011 while serving in the Army in Afghanistan. His buck set a new base record for the heaviest deer taken on the property. I'm sharing the following release from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation verbatim. A great hunt for one of our nation's best. --- For Quinton Picone, 23, a native of nearby Panola, first times seem to be the charm. At least first-time hunting trips, that...
  • Republicans appear to be winning early vote

    10/27/2012 6:37:28 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 18 replies
    mysanantonio.com ^ | 10/27/12 | Brian Chasnoff
    Red alert, local Democrats: One week into early voting, Republicans are beating you in turnout. This analysis comes courtesy of fourth-day data from early voting sites across Bexar County, comparing turnout in 2008 to this year's numbers. Democrats, of course, swept elections in 2008, when Barack Obama won the presidency and, incidentally, beat John McCain in Bexar County by more than five percentage points. In predicting the political loyalties of voters at early voting sites, local geography plays a role, according to consultants. “Typically, Bexar County's North Side are the heaviest Republican-voting precincts,” says Christian Anderson, who runs campaigns for...
  • Court: Texas Has the Right to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

    10/27/2012 2:48:01 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    Life News ^ | 10-26-2012 | Steven Ertelt
    October 26, 2012 Court: Texas Has the Right to De-Fund Planned Parenthood Steven Ertelt The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to grant an additional hearing to Planned Parenthood regarding Texas’ legislation to end taxpayer funding of abortion companies, including Planned Parenthood.The decision effectively ends the legal controversy surrounding the law and affirms Texas’ right to stop taxpayer dollars from flowing to abortion providers.Texas Gov. Rick Perry applauded the decision, saying, “Today’s ruling affirms yet again that in Texas the Women’s Health Program has no obligation to fund Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or promote abortion. In...
  • Local Democrat Party running radio ads reminding people of benefits

    10/27/2012 7:19:44 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 9 replies
    Local Radio Station | 27 October 2012 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Our local radio station is running ads from the local Democrat Party reminding people of the Medicare benefits, etc. and telling people they would "be on their own" with the coupons proposed by Republicans. The ad urges them to vote Democrat and does not mention Obama.
  • State Department warns Texas AG not to arrest UN-affiliated election observers (list of locations)

    10/27/2012 5:32:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/27/12 | Doug Powers
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has warned a group of UN-affiliated “international election observers” that they could be subject to criminal prosecution if they breach state laws by being within 100 feet of polling place entrances.The US State Department issued a warning as well. No, not to the election observers — to Texas:International election observers planning to visit Texas polling places have “full immunity” from being arrested in the United States, the State Department said when discussing a letter from the Texas Attorney General.“I’m not going to get into any kind of hypothetical situations or predict where this is going...