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    10/13/2015 10:24:23 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 47 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10/13/2015 | Dick Bachert
    Every day brings us closer to what I'm convinced will be a VERY UGLY time in what remains of America, the IDEA! The "progressives" (aka "communists") will continue pushing until they provoke a reaction from those who still remember what freedom was. As was the case in 1775, the flash point will almost certainly be a thrust to seize private firearms and related items. It is then that we will see what their plans are for those MILLIONS OF ROUNDS of ammunition and thousands of weapons now in the hands of previously UNARMED bureaucracies. Oh, did I mention that millions...
  • Candidates Call for More Regulation of Wall Street [semi-satire]

    10/13/2015 9:54:36 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | John Semmens
    In a bid to outflank her socialist rival contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for more stringent government regulation of big businesses. Under her proposed policy, the federal government would order firms that were “too large and too risky to be managed effectively to reorganize, downsize, or break apart.” That the federal government, which has not been managed effectively for many decades would possess the necessary expertise to assess the effectiveness of diverse business operations might seem dubious. Nevertheless, Clinton maintained that “the government has the right and the...
  • Discovery of Error Sparks Demand for Censorship [semi-satire]

    10/12/2015 10:17:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | John Semmens
    An Australian electrical engineer named Dr David Evans discovered a mathematical error in the model used to predict global warming that exaggerated the impact of carbon dioxide 10-fold. Basically, the effects of CO2 on climate are far lower than has been assumed. While most reasonable people would find this reassuring, Philippe Sands QC, an international law specialist and Professor of Law at University College London, did not. Alleging that “the publicity given to Dr. Evans’ finding could seriously undermine efforts to mitigate climate change,” Sands argued for “the suppression of contradictory evidence and arguments that might thwart action.” “In theory,...
  • Deal approved to protect grizzly bear habitat in Montana ( Donald Molloy )

    10/10/2015 11:13:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 68 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-10-2015 | Laura Zuckerman
    A U.S. judge on Friday approved a deal between conservationists and Montana officials to restrict road-building and logging in roughly 22,000 acres of state forest lands that make up core habitat for federally protected grizzlies. The agreement resolves a lawsuit brought by conservationists after the state had sought to open 37,000 acres , mostly in the Stillwater State Forest, to timber harvesting despite what environmentalists said would be the destruction of prime grizzly bear territory. ... U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy in a decision last year found the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act by...
  • USFS Road Closures Balloon to 21,000 Miles in Montana Counting More Categories

    10/10/2015 12:08:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | September 17, 2015 | Ron Catlett
    accounting for roads that have been decommissioned along with roads considered “unauthorized,” the mileage of road closures on U.S. Forest Service (USFS) land in Montana balloons to 21,951 miles. On Monday, Media Trackers reported that a study commissioned by the state legislature earlier this year and reported to the EQC last week found that 9,784 — or nearly 31 percent — of the nearly 32,000 miles of roads in Montana managed by the USFS were “level 1 roads,” meaning they are closed to motorized traffic and only open for “administrative use.” However, the 32,000 total miles of roads does not...
  • Obama to Use Executive Authority to Enact Gun Control [semi-satire]

    10/10/2015 9:58:53 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | John Semmens
    Administration insiders are hinting that President Obama has become impatient with Congressional inaction on gun control legislation in the wake of a rash of mass murder shootings and will bypass that body and enact new controls based on his own authority. The gist of his decree is said to require dealers who sell more than 50 guns a year to obtain a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and do extensive background checks on persons who want to purchase weapons from them. Though he declined to specifically acknowledge the rumor, Press Secretary Josh Earnest attempted to...
  • Hammonds to serve 5 years in prison [ Oregon ranchers vs BLM ]

    10/09/2015 5:51:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    Oregon Farm Bureau ^ | October 7, 2015 | Barry Bushue
    Today two Oregon ranchers were sentenced to five years in federal prison under terrorism statutes for setting preventative fires on their own land. We are gravely disappointed at this outcome. “Elderly Harney County rancher Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven, a former OFB Board member and Harney County Farm Bureau president, have already served time in federal prison for their mistakes and paid their debt to society for the less-than-140 acres of BLM land that was accidentally impacted by the fires. “This is an example of gross government overreach, and the public should be outraged. “Today’s verdict is also hypocritical...
  • Bureaucrats Gone Wild

    10/09/2015 9:51:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen
    In the United States these days, about 95 percent of all new "laws" are written by bureaucrats rather than approved by Congress. A pair of recent news stories documents the dangers of bureaucrats gone wild. Last week, the U.S. officially defined 70,000 ways we can get sick or die. These classifications must be used by health care providers and insurance companies. Bloomberg News reports that "Doctors have already begun mocking the diagnostic list, picking out the most absurd and arcane, such as Z63.1: 'Problems in relationship with in-laws,' or V91.07XA: 'Burn due to water skis on fire.'" Unfortunately, this new...
  • Who voted to give away your gun rights to the UN?

    10/09/2015 8:52:35 AM PDT · by dvan · 18 replies
    Patriot Outdoor News ^ | 10-9-2015 | unknown
    Meet the 46 U.S. Senators Guilty of Treason U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch just announced America’s partnership with the United Nations to initiate a “global police force.” Her efforts are consistent with other politicians who reject the Second Amendment, not to mention the first several articles of the U.S. Constitution. In April 2013 the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first international treaty written to regulate a $60 billion global small arms trade. Only Iran, Syria, and North Korea opposed the treaty. In opposition to Obama and Kerry, the U.S. Senate voted 53-46 against the United Nations (U.N.) Arms Trade...
  • Conservatives: Don’t Get Suckered Into Backing A “Compromise” Speaker Who Is Boehner-Lite

    10/09/2015 7:32:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 10/9/2015 | CHQ Staff
    The sudden implosion of the supposedly inevitable ascension of establishment Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to the office of Speaker of the House, now occupied by his mentor John Boehner, has shown the Capitol Hill Republican establishment to be a fragile edifice ready to collapse. Paul Ryan. Conservatives should not be suckered into propping it up any longer by abandoning their battle to elect principled conservatives to run the House of Representatives. But that is exactly what is going on in Washington right now as those establishment politicians who stand to lose out if new leadership is elected and...
  • Obama weighs expanding background checks through executive authority

    10/08/2015 7:08:53 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 65 replies
    Washington post ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | By Juliet Eilperin
    In response to the latest mass shooting during his presidency, President Obama is seriously considering circumventing Congress with his executive authority and imposing new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers. Snip The proposed executive action aims to impose background checks on individuals who buy from dealers who sell a significant number of guns each year. The current federal statute dictates that those who are “engaged in the business” of dealing firearms need to obtain a federal license — and, therefore, conduct background checks — but exempts anyone “who makes occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of...
  • Judge says Hillary Clinton’s server is private

    10/07/2015 9:40:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/7/15 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge ordered the State Department Wednesday to request former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton not delete any government business emails she may still have, but said he doubts he can force her to do anything. Judge Reggie B. Walton said since Mrs. Clinton used her own BlackBerry and computer devices, and kept her email server at her home, he doesn’t have authority over the records she created on those. The ruling is a significant victory for Mrs. Clinton and the Obama administration, which has argued it has already gone above and beyond its duties under the law in trying
  • GAB chairman: ‘I wasn’t offended’ by John Doe raids (WI)

    10/08/2015 8:52:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 10-8-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Gerald Nichol says he has had no problem with the way the state Government Accountability Board has operated over its eight years in existence. And Nichol, chairman of the troubled political speech regulator, said he’s good with GAB’s involvement in predawn, paramilitary-style raids on the homes and offices of conservative targets in the unconstitutional John Doe investigation. Those October 2013 raids included armed officers serving a warrant on a 16-year-old boy who was home alone. Though the teen’s father was the target of the political probe, the boy was told he couldn’t call his parents, or even...
  • American prisons to free 6,000 drug traffickers in biggest-ever inmate release

    10/07/2015 6:49:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 07 Oct 2015 | Harriet Alexander
    American prisons to free 6,000 drug traffickers in biggest-ever inmate release October 30 will see 6,000 drug dealers freed from American jails as the country struggles to cope with the world's largest prison population By Harriet Alexander, New York 07 Oct 2015 Six thousand drug traffickers are to be freed from American prisons at the end of this month, in the country's largest-ever mass release of prisoners. The men and women will be freed as part of a plan to reduce overcrowding. America is the world's biggest jailer, and a quarter of the whole world's prison population is in the...
  • Obama Administration and UN Announce Global Police Force to Fight ‘Extremism’ In U.S.

    10/02/2015 10:32:10 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 104 replies ^ | 10-2-15 | Pamela Geller
    On Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced at the United Nations that her office would be working in several American cities to form what she called the Strong Cities Network (SCN), a law enforcement initiative that would encompass the globe. This amounts to nothing less than the overriding of American laws, up to and including the United States Constitution, in favor of United Nations laws that would henceforth be implemented in the United States itself – without any consultation of Congress at all. The United Nations is a sharia-compliant world body, and Obama, speaking there just days ago, insisted that...
  • Environmentalists stop grazing on monument ( Wild Earth Guardians - Colorado )

    10/05/2015 2:47:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | October 04, 2015 | Jim Mimiaga
    Two allotments delayed pending more studies. A coalition of environmental groups have forced public land managers to delay a grazing permit decision on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Grand Canyon Trust, Western Watershed Project, Wild Earth Guardians, National Resource Defense Council, Wildlands Defense, the Sierra Club and Durango-based Great Old Broads for Wilderness collectively filed a 27-page protest against the proposed Flodine and Yellow Jacket grazing allotments on the monument ... they want the two allotments permanently closed to grazing ... The groups challenged a recent decision plan by the BLM to issue 10-year terms for the allotments, located...
  • Hillary: When I’m president, we’re closing the “gun-show loophole” whether Congress wants to or not

    10/05/2015 2:30:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    Hot ^ | October 5, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    If this sounds familiar, it’s because Obama took the same attitude towards executive amnesty. Either Congress could give him what he wanted by legalizing illegals or he’d give himself what he wanted by legalizing illegals unilaterally. The president no longer loses in our system of (giggle) separation of powers, at least if he has a complacent caucus from his own party in Congress that’s willing to defend him on every power grab at their branch’s expense. Hillary’s building on that precedent now, in the middle of a surprisingly tough primary campaign, to stroke one of the few political erogenous zones...
  • Oregon orders re-education and asset seizure for Christian couple

    10/05/2015 1:38:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies
    Spero News ^ | 10/5/15 | Martin Barillas
    Melissa and Aaron Klein of Oregon, who were ordered by a state agency to pay two women $135,000 after they refused to take part in their same-sex wedding plans, may now face seizure of their assets. An administrative judge fined the couple after they declined to bake a cake for the lesbian couple, citing their religious objections. The fine was ordered by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, which had accused the Klein couple of violating the Oregon Equality Act of 2007. According to reports, the agency is docketing the judgement and is exploring various options for collection.Docketing the...
  • Minnesota Man Arrested, Sentenced to 6-Months in Jail for Having a Windmill On His Property

    10/05/2015 10:36:03 AM PDT · by READINABLUESTATE · 69 replies
    The free thought project ^ | October 3, 2015 | By John Vibes
    Orono, MN – For more than a year, we have been following the story of a Minnesota man, Jay Nygard, who is routinely risking jail time because he refuses to remove a wind turbine from his property. Nygard has been in and out of court over the years, and despite a short-lived victory in October, he was recently back in front of a judge facing a contempt of court charge for refusing a court order to remove the turbines from his property. He did eventually remove the turbines, leaving only the cement bases because removing them would cause structural damage...
  • Blue Helmets to Supplant America’s Blue Line

    10/04/2015 7:45:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/04/15 | Judi McLeod
    Hey, America! There's a new Marshal in town Blue Helmet United Nations personnel will be replacing municipal police forces whose ranks have been harassed and hollowed out over the last year by Obama activists in groups like #BlackLivesMatter. Marxism always moves in to fill the vacuum left behind by anarchy. Like all things named by the UN, the ‘Strong Cities Network’ (SCN) sounds benign and good for society, a society distracted from what is really going on by their own self-serving governments. The Strong Cities Network is being launched in a day when millions of illegal aliens are flooding American...
  • The Reign of Recycling

    10/04/2015 11:43:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 69 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 3, 2015 | JOHN TIERNEY
    ... Despite decades of exhortations and mandates, it’s still typically more expensive for municipalities to recycle household waste than to send it to a landfill. Prices for recyclable materials have plummeted because of lower oil prices and reduced demand for them overseas. The slump has forced some recycling companies to shut plants and cancel plans for new technologies. The mood is so gloomy that one industry veteran tried to cheer up her colleagues this summer with an article in a trade journal titled, “Recycling Is Not Dead!” While politicians set higher and higher goals, the national rate of recycling has...
  • Law firm labeled hate group leading Kim Davis' crusade

    10/04/2015 9:17:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 4, 2015 | AP
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kim Davis' lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage. The crowd erupted. It wasn't true.
  • In wake of Oregon Religious Shooting, Obama IMMEDIATELY goes after GUN RIGHTS

    10/01/2015 4:42:38 PM PDT · by xzins · 125 replies
    Pamela ^ | October 1, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Obama exploited the horror and bloodshed in Oregon to warn of executive action on the second amendment. Imagine making his bones on the bones of dead students. He is loathsome. He shrugged off the motive implying it was irrelevant. Does he really believe that? It’s not the gun, it’s the finger pulling the trigger. Obama’s refusal to recognize the jihad threat has made Americans unsafe. The mass murderer in Rosewater, Oregon asked the students what their religion was before he started killing them. Obama never mentioned that. He demanded news organizations compare gun deaths to terror attacks. But he made...
  • Secret Service employees leaked private info in attempt to embarrass Jason Chaffetz

    10/01/2015 7:23:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/01/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Retaliation. I guess the Secret Service felt it needed to do more to make itself just like a high school. It’s not enough that agents like to get drunk while on assignment and pick up prostitutes. Now, if anyone investigates their misdeeds, they’re going to get back at the narc by spreading stories about him. Oh, by the way, these are the people who protect the life of the president. That should make you feel warm and cuddly inside. So when Congressman Jason Chaffetz drove an investigation into the misdeeds and failings of the Secret Service, you can bet they...
  • Watchdog: Top Secret Service official wanted information about Chaffetz made public

    09/30/2015 3:06:48 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 30,2015 | By Carol D. Leonnig and Jerry Markon
    The Secret Service’s assistant director urged that unflattering information the agency had in its files about a congressman critical of the service should be made public, according to a government watchdog report released Wednesday. “Some information that he might find embarrassing needs to get out,” Assistant Director Edward Lowery wrote in an e-mail to a fellow director on March 31, commenting on an internal file that was being widely circulated inside the service. “Just to be fair.” Two days later, a news Web site reported that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, had applied to be...
  • Bureau of Land Management set to close 600 miles of Colorado roads

    09/29/2015 9:46:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies
    Watchdog ^ | September 25, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Despite a long process involving collaboration between local officials the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Western Colorado, the federal land agency is proceeding with the closure of roads that have been traveled for 50 or more years. The road closures comprise a portion of the BLM’s Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Mesa County, of which, 73 percent is controlled by the federal government . ... public roads, used by off-roaders, hunters, farmers, ranchers and, during wildfire season, firefighting crews. ... Jody Green, a member of Public Lands Access Association and long-time activist working to preserve access into federally-managed lands,...
  • Doctor Expelled From Hospital for Exposing Truth About Homosexuality

    09/28/2015 11:06:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 9/25/2015 | JESSILYN JUSTICE
    A Harvard-affiliated hospital reportedly expelled a popular doctor after he voiced his religious beliefs about homosexuality. Dr. Paul Church, who had admitting privileges at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, was told his position on homosexuality constituted as "discrimination," "harassment," and "unprofessional conduct," and that Bible verses regarding homosexuality are similarly "offensive" and discriminatory. "Dr. Church was censured and subjected to disciplinary action for stating an objection on medical and religious grounds to the promotion of homosexuality," says Richard Mast, a Liberty Counsel attorney representing Church. Mast confirmed Church received a letter from the hospital, assessed the letter...
  • EPA Ignores Science to Propose Most Expensive Regulation in History

    09/27/2015 1:22:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 26, 2015 | Tyler O'Neil
    New rules could outlaw lawn mowing, add a parking tax and declare national parks "toxic." Image via Shutterstock Next month, the Obama administration may roll out the most expensive regulation in history, ignoring scientific data that cutting ozone rates will not improve public health. In the name of fighting asthma, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requested permission to decrease the ozone standard — the amount of ozone allowed in the atmosphere — to a level some scientists say is physically impossible to achieve. One organization estimates the cost to implement these new rules will be $1.1 trillion. Even worse, data...
  • Use of e-cigarettes now banned in all national parks

    09/24/2015 7:07:34 AM PDT · by redreno · 76 replies ^ | September 23, 2015 - 10:57amUpdated September 23, 2015 - 11:26pm | By Faith Heaton Jolley
    The National Park Service announced Monday that the use of electronic cigarettes is now banned anywhere tobacco smoking is prohibited in the national parks. Existing National Park Service policies regarding tobacco smoking were originally issued in 2003 and later revised in 2009, according to a National Park Service internal memo. The new policy was issued in an effort to "protect employees and park visitors from the health hazards and annoyances associated with exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, commonly known as secondhand smoke, which is a known human carcinogen," the memo stated. The use of e-cigarettes will not be allowed in...

    09/23/2015 8:37:51 AM PDT · by CSM · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 September 2015 | Pam Key
    -snip- Sanders answered, “What we are talking about now, number one, let’s be clear. We spend far more per capita on health care than do the people of any other country. Thirty million people today have zero health insurance. Millions more are under insured. No one debates that fact. What the story is, is how can you create universal health care for every man, woman and child and do it in a cost and effective way. Other countries do it. The United States of America can do it. Now, I know the private insurance companies don’t like this idea, we’re...
  • EDITORIAL: McDonald's state juice job jabs taxpayers

    09/21/2015 1:26:28 PM PDT · by redreno · 5 replies ^ | September 19, 2015 - 3:36pm | Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Scientists Urge President to Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics [semi-satire]

    09/19/2015 12:09:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    A gaggle of university climatologists have written to President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging them to prosecute people who continue to contradict the "scientific consensus" on climate change. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) immediately endorsed the idea as "essential to our survival as a planet." "The freedom of people able to contradict the accepted science impedes the government from taking the steps necessary to combat dangerous climate change," Whitehouse contended. Paraphrasing a famous observation made by Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes for justifying suppression of free speech, the Senator averred that "allowing a person to deny the truth...
  • Obama Admin Will Not Reveal to Congress Number of Americans Killed By Iran

    09/18/2015 6:19:03 AM PDT · by don-o · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 18, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration is declining to inform Congress about the number of American citizens and troops killed by Iran and its terror proxies, according to a document provided to Congress and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The administration was repeatedly asked by Congress to release figures describing how many Americans and Israelis have been killed by Iran’s military and terror activities since the country’s 1979 revolution. In a series of on-the-record responses obtained exclusively by the Free Beacon, and provided in written form to Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), Kerry sidestepped the questions on all of the three separate...
  • Exclusive: Obama to issue new Cuba rules

    09/18/2015 6:15:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    The Obama administration has finalized new rules that sidestep Congress and continue to unilaterally chip away at the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba. The new regulations, written by the Commerce and Treasury Departments, expand and clarify rules issued in January that increase travel and trade between the U.S. and Cuba as part of the White House's decision to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba.
  • Summer 2015 Was The Hottest In Recorded History, NOAA Finds

    09/17/2015 2:23:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Sep. 17, 2015 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    WASHINGTON -- The summer of 2015 was the warmest on record in 135 years, federal scientists said on Thursday. The period from June through August this year registered “the highest” average temperature across land and ocean surfaces on the planet, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. During the three-month time span, global land and ocean temperatures jumped up 1.53 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average, beating the record set in 2014 by .20 degrees Fahrenheit. The graph below, from the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, illustrates how much higher temperatures are than in...
  • CRY US A CONTAMINATED RIVER: EPA Chief Takes a Beating at Senate Hearings

    09/17/2015 6:56:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | September 16, 2015
    It was a dirty river before, it’s a dirtier river now, we’re moving on. That sums up the attitude of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy who testified before two Senate committees today. Democratic lawmakers made excuses for the agency while Republicans hammered at McCarthy to take responsibility for the rusty contaminated sludge her agency unleashed on the Animas River and across three states. ... Has anyone been fired for …? ... Colorado’s Sen. Cory Gardner attended both hearings, and drilled McCarthy on the agency’s appalling lack of telephone etiquette – downstream users weren’t notified until days after the incident. When Gardner...
  • B.L.M Rejects All Protests to Keep Public Trails Open ( Colorado )

    09/16/2015 5:32:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    KREX - Nexstar Broadcasting ^ | 09/15 2015 | Travis Khachatoorain
    Despite protests from Mesa County leaders, the Bureau of Land Management is rejecting calls to keep hundreds of trails on public lands from being closed off to use. BLM officials in Washington D.C. rejected all protests against the Grand Junction area Resource Management Plan in early August, but Mesa County commissioners said they didn’t receive a notice of refusal from the federal agency until last week. In the rejection letter, federal officials said the county's complaints were without merit, and the B.L.M workers tasked with researching and writing the updated rule book for the public lands usage have done their...
  • President Obama Orders Behavioral Experiments On American Public

    09/15/2015 2:37:31 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/15/2015 | Chuck Roes
    President Obama announced a new executive order on Tuesday which authorizes federal agencies to conduct behavioral experiments on U.S. citizens in order to advance government initiatives. “A growing body of evidence demonstrates that behavioral science insights — research findings from fields such as behavioral economics and psychology about how people make decisions and act on them — can be used to design government policies to better serve the American people,” reads the executive order, released on Tuesday. The new program is the end result of a policy proposal the White House floated in 2013 entitled “Strengthening Federal Capacity for Behavioral...
  • It’s 1992 All Over Again

    09/14/2015 12:18:52 PM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    DeWeese Report ^ | Sept. 14, 2015 | Tom DeWeese
    If you had a time machine and could travel back to 1992 as the UN’s Earth Summit was underway, and you knew what you know now about Agenda 21, imagine the actions you could take to stop it in its tracks. You wouldn’t have to wonder what the NGOs who created it had in mind. You wouldn’t have to trust the news media to tell you the details. You would know, just as the NGO’s, Nancy Pelosi and all the others openly told you, Agenda 21 is a “comprehensive blue print” for the reorganization of human society.
  • Government workers outnumber manufacturing workers in Illinois

    09/14/2015 8:06:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | September 14, 2015 | Michael Lucci
    Monday, September 14, 2015 Government workers outnumber manufacturing workers in Illinois By Michael Lucci / Illinois Policy Institute - The top-producing states of the Midwest’s manufacturing powerhouse are Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. But Illinois is the only one of the Great Lakes states where government workers dramatically outnumber manufacturing workers, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As of June 2015, Illinois had only 574,000 factory workers, compared with nearly 750,000 state and local government workers. That means Illinois had only 3 manufacturing workers for every 4 state and local government workers.
  • Boston Mayor, Police Sending Letter To All Licensed Gun Owners

    09/12/2015 1:57:28 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 56 replies
    BOSTON (CBS) — If you legally own a firearm in Boston, expect to be hearing from the mayor and police commissioner soon. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans announced Wednesday that they’re taking new measures to try and reduce gun violence.
  • Automakers commit to put automatic brakes in all cars [Braking News!]

    09/12/2015 10:37:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | September 11, 2015 | By Joan Lowy
    <p>Ten automakers have committed to the government and a private safety group that they will include automatic emergency braking in all new cars, a step transportation officials say could significantly reduce traffic deaths and injuries.</p> <p>But safety advocates were swift to criticize the effort as a backroom deal that allows automakers to avoid the possibility that the Transportation Department will impose a legal requirement for inclusion of the braking systems in cars and set binding standards for the technology.</p>
  • Federal Government Making Up Law & Refusing to Enforce Law is Tyranny

    09/12/2015 7:22:18 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/11/2015 | Tony Elliot
    The United States is a nation of laws, we have federal laws, state laws, and local laws. One would think all of them are to be followed, yet it depends on the political climate at the time which ones are followed and ignored. Apparently, it also depends on what Federal judge at the time decides what can and cannot be done lawfully. Case and point, we have Rowan County Kentucky clerk Kim Davis recently released from jail after refusing to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples. Davis spent 5 nights behind bars because she allegedly broke the law, according...
  • Another Colorado coal mine to undergo federal environmental review

    09/12/2015 7:46:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Sep 11, 2015 | Cathy Proctor
    A second northwestern Colorado coal mine will undergo a review of the mine's environmental impact following an agreement reached by the federal government, the mine's owners and WildEarth Guardians.. The agreement between the U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of Surface Mining (OSM), Trapper Mining Inc. and WildEarth Guardians was filed Thursday with the U.S. District Court in Denver. The agreement gives the federal government until the end of April to complete a new review of the mine’s operations. ... Our miners must be allowed to keep working to supply Craig Station with the coal that’s needed to supply the grid...
  • Expect More Tyranny and Thus More Kim Davises

    09/10/2015 3:40:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 11, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Why do so many who castigate Kim Davis for flouting the law routinely cheer on President Obama for actions far more lawless and consequential? Why are those demonizing the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk so indifferent to the Supreme Court's rank abuse of power that created the atmosphere of conflict from which her actions arose? Who died and made the Supreme Court god? Well, the Supreme Court made itself god in 1803, with the case of Marbury v. Madison, in which it asserted its power of judicial review — the right to declare acts of the legislative and executive branches unconstitutional....
  • White House dismisses GOP, says Iran deal in effect next week

    09/10/2015 1:55:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/10/15 | Nicole Duran
    The White House insisted on Thursday that Congress has just one week to thwart the agreement between Iran and six world powers to curb its nuclear program under the timetable Congress established for reviewing the deal, despite new GOP arguments that the 60-day clock it has for reviewing the deal should never have started. If Republican lawmakers are unable to secure a veto-proof majority rejecting the deal by then, the "international community" will begin implementing the accord, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Thursday. "[T]hey essentially had 60 days to play the spoiler," Earnest said about Republicans who want...
  • Justice Department rules Hillary Clinton followed law in deleting emails

    09/10/2015 10:32:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 133 replies ^ | Sep. 10, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration told a federal court Wednesday that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was within her legal rights to use of her own email account, to take the messages with her when she left office and to be the one deciding which of those messages are government records that should be returned. In the most complete legal defense of Mrs. Clinton, Justice Department lawyers insisted they not only have no obligation, but no power, to go back and demand the former top diplomat turn over any documents she hasn’t already given — and neither, they said, can...
  • DNC chair closes door on more debates

    09/10/2015 8:00:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 10, 2015 | Johnathan Easley
    Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is closing the door on adding more Democratic presidential debates, and said a controversial clause penalizing candidates for participating in unsanctioned debates would stand.
  • Navy Chaplain Spared from Discharge (for Biblical religious beliefs)

    09/09/2015 5:38:08 AM PDT · by xzins · 48 replies
    CBN ^ | September 09, 2015 |
    Navy Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Wes Modder won't be forced out of the Navy for his religious views, according to the Independent Military Times. His commander, Capt. Jon Fahs, had been pushing for Modder's ouster, citing comments Modder allegedly made in counseling sessions critical of premarital sex and homosexual relations. In a letter, the Navy Personnel Command said the evidence doesn't meet the standard of gross negligence or complete disregard for duty needed to boot out an officer. It also cited a lack of documentation in his personal record backing charges of poor performance. "There was no record of counseling. There...
  • Kerry Sees Lessons from WWII for Fight against Global Warming [semi-satire]

    09/08/2015 8:20:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    US Secretary of State John Kerry told attendees at the Global Leadership in the Arctic conference in Alaska that global warming presents a threat every bit as severe as World War II did 75 years ago. “World War II was the most disastrous event of the twentieth century,” Kerry said. “Over 50 million people died as a result. Global warming could easily top that toll. That is why it is imperative that the leaders of the world steel themselves for the hard choices they will have to make to combat this threat.” An example of the kind of hard choice...