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  • St. Louis Town Agrees to Stop Bankrolling Itself by Fining Its Residents into the Poorhouse

    05/22/2018 6:08:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies ^ | 5-21-2018 | Scott Shackford
    A small St. Louis suburb has agreed to stop trying bankroll its government with a vicious regime of petty fines so excessive that the town has cited more than a third of its population. Credit goes to the Institute for Justice, which sued the tiny town of Pagedale (population: 3,300) on behalf of a handful of residents in 2015. Amid the outrage over Michael Brown's death in nearby Ferguson, citizens of these small fiefdoms drew attention to these governments' propensity to bankroll themselves via exorbitant traffic and code enforcement fines.Pagedale was one of those communities. In the course of a...
  • Commentary: Mueller's investigation isn't going to 'wrap up' soon - and Trump is still in peril

    05/16/2018 11:45:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 16, 2018 | by Harry Litman
    Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the appointment of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The milestone has emboldened White House critics of the probe to declare, as Vice President Mike Pence did on NBC News, that "it is time to wrap it up." Never mind that the Mueller investigation is, comparatively, in its infancy. The Whitewater probe of Bill and Hillary Clinton, for example, began in 1994 and ended more than six years later. Mueller's 12 months of work has turned up more clear wrongdoing than Kenneth Starr ever did: There have been 20 indictments and 5 guilty pleas,...
  • Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Top Secret Origins of the F.B.I.’s Trump Investigation

    05/16/2018 11:26:17 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 16, 2018 | Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman and Nicholas Fandos
    Within hours of opening an investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia in the summer of 2016, the F.B.I. dispatched a pair of agents to London on a mission so secretive that all but a handful of officials were kept in the dark. Their assignment, which has not been previously reported, was to meet the Australian ambassador, who had evidence that one of Donald J. Trump’s advisers knew in advance about Russian election meddling. After tense deliberations between Washington and Canberra, top Australian officials broke with diplomatic protocol and allowed the ambassador, Alexander Downer, to sit for an F.B.I....
  • Pat Davis: **** the NRA

    05/12/2018 1:10:36 PM PDT · by Mafe · 24 replies
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  • Australia Bans Cash For All Purchases Over $7,500 Starting July of 2019

    05/11/2018 4:29:47 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 65 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | May 11, 2018 | Matt Novak
    Australia’s Liberal Party government has announced that it will soon be illegal to purchase anything over $10,000 AU ($7,500 US) with cash. The government says it’s, “encouraging the transition to a digital society,” and cracking down on tax evasion. But not everyone is happy with the move. “This will be bad news for criminal gangs, terrorists and those who are just trying to cheat on their tax or get a discount for letting someone else cheat on their tax,” Treasurer Scott Morrison said in a speech announcing the government’s new budget. “It’s not clever. It’s not OK. It’s a crime.”...
  • Stash house found in Laredo held 36 undocumented immigrants

    05/09/2018 1:45:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Border Patrol agents along with the Laredo Police Department responded to a request for assistance from Homeland Security Investigations on Sunday regarding suspicious activity at a residence in East Fremont Street. A total of 36 undocumented immigrants were found inside the residence. They were determined to be from Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras. Homeland Security Investigations is the lead investigative agency in this case.
  • Remember that time, when Obama won the 2016 Presidential Election, remember?

    05/09/2018 6:53:15 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 12 replies
    (Vanity) | 9 May 2018 | areukiddingme1
    No, you don't remember because Obama didn't win the 2016 Presidential Election and therefore his thoughts/ opinions on the subject are irrelevant. However, for the record, he said "Indeed, at a time when we are all rooting for diplomacy with North Korea to succeed, walking away from the JCPOA risks losing a deal that accomplishes -- with Iran -- the very outcome that we are pursuing with the North Koreans," Obama said in a statement. "That is why today's announcement is so misguided." Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump's decision to exit the Iran deal, this was...
  • Dick’s Lobbies for Gun Control [semi-satire]

    05/08/2018 11:22:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 May 2018 | John Semmens
    Unsatisfied that its own decision to stop selling rifles to those younger than 21 years of age sufficiently addresses the company’s concerns about gun safety, Dick’s Sporting Goods has hired Glover Park Group, a DC-based government affairs firm, to lobby Congress for more gun control laws. CEO Edward Stack complained that “it’s unfair that our firm has to totally bear the brunt of lessened sales of these weapons. As it stands now, our heroic and unselfish refusal to sell rifles to people who shouldn’t be allowed to have them merely sends people to our competitors to buy them. This hurts...
  • Mobs Against Our Rights

    05/06/2018 8:56:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | May 6, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    Your free speech rights can be violated by nearly anyone, as can your right to freely associate. But though almost anyone can violate your rights, no one may do so. And the modern idea has been that governments ought to protect our rights. Unfortunately, politically-motivated mobs have recently decided that they “are” government, or that they get to redefine our rights . . . by violating them. And governments and other established authorities have not been consistently coming to our aid. Last month, libertarian-conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulis went into the Churchill Tavern in New York to dine with a fellow...
  • Dems Propose Socialism as Cure for US Prosperity [semi-satire]

    05/06/2018 11:36:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 May 2018 | John Semmens
    While Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-Vt) was first out of the gate for the 2020 presidential election with a proposal to give everyone who wants or needs a job a $15 per hour spot on a federal government payroll, other hopefuls are signing on to the idea. A poll indicating that 46% of potential voters like the idea has inspired imitators. Sens. Corey Booker (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) eagerly endorsed the idea. “I think it’s a good start on the road to an economy where everyone basically works for the government,” Booker said. “Then we could ensure that everyone gets...
  • Abington man with AR-15 involuntarily committed for a mental health evaluation

    05/04/2018 2:00:30 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 44 replies ^ | 5/4/2018 | Erin McCarthy
    The man who was seen earlier this week toting an AR-15 through the streets of Abington Township has been involuntarily committed for a mental health evaluation – not for openly carrying the long gun but for making concerning comments to friends, police said Friday. The man, who has only been identified as an adult resident of the Montgomery County township and a current or former Penn State student, was taken in for an evaluation mid-morning Thursday after friends reached out to police via social media, authorities said. The man’s AR-15 was confiscated as well. “This case illustrates the very complex...
  • Illegal Immigrant to Serve Prison Time in Wyoming for Abusing Minors

    05/03/2018 11:46:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    KCWY 13 - Local NBC ^ | May 3, 2018 | By Clayton Tanner
    An illegal immigrant is heading to prison today after being found guilty of abusing his two granddaughters in late 2016. Thirty-six-year-old Hugo Mendoza-Cota is to spend three to seven years at the Wyoming State Penitentiary after he used his Alford Plea to plead guilty to sexually abusing his two granddaughters in late 2016. His sentenced will run concurrent and after his time is served, he will be deported back to Mexico.
  • Feds tapped Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's phones

    05/03/2018 10:02:25 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 175 replies ^ | 05/03/2018 | Tom Winter and Julia Ainsley
    Federal investigators have wiretapped the phone lines of Michael Cohen, the longtime personal lawyer for President Donald Trump who is under investigation for a payment he made to an adult film star who alleged she had an affair with Trump, according to two people with knowledge of the legal proceedings involving Cohen. It is not clear how long the wiretap has been authorized, but NBC News has learned it was in place in the weeks leading up to the raids on Cohen's offices, hotel room, and home in early April, according to one person with direct knowledge. At least one...
  • Operation Jade Helm 2015

    05/03/2018 8:21:15 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 28 replies
    (Vanity) | 3 May 2018 | areukiddingme1
    How many of you recall back in the summer of 2015, starting on July 15 and ending on September 15 the Obama Administration authorizing the conduct of operation Jade Helm 15 -- For many of us, this was a time when we really questioned the administration and their intentions for conducting such an exercise -- In light of all the abuses of power that we are discovering about the Obama Administration, our concerns appear to be valid. Just how far would Obama have directed the U.S. Military to go? What if hitlery had won, what was obama and hitlery willing...
  • DOJ denies House conservatives' request to review Mueller’s directive

    05/02/2018 12:51:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 2, 2018 | BY JOHN BOWDEN
    The Department of Justice has declined a request from members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus to view an unredacted memo detailing the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd told the lawmakers in a letter on Wednesday that turning over the memo would "threaten the integrity" of Mueller's ongoing investigation into possible collusion between President Trump's campaign and Russia, according to a copy of the correspondence obtained by The Hill. “Although we are working to accommodate the requests of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in a number of oversight matters, we cannot...
  • Man Arrested in Hurricane Faces 5th Deportation

    05/01/2018 12:22:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    WOWK CBS-Local ^ | May 1, 2018 | By Craig Poole
    HURRICANE, WV - A Mexican man arrested in Hurricane now faces being deported from the United States for the fifth time. Victor Santa Maria-Cleofas, 47, of Mexico pled guilty to the felony offense of Reentry of a Removed Alien, according to United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Stuart says that on March 15th, 2018, Santa Maria-Cleofas was arrested by ICE agents who observed him biking to the restaurant where he worked in Hurricane, WV. ICE already had information that Santa Maria-Cleofas was in the United States illegally and stopped him as he rode by. After confirming his identity and with Santa...
  • 6 foreigners charged for illegally entering US after deportation

    05/01/2018 12:18:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | May 1, 2018 | by Staff
    Six foreign nationals have been charged with illegally entering the US after being deported, federal prosecutors said Monday. Marco Lopez-Chavez, 24, and Virgilio Pedro Vicente-Lopez, 39, of Guatemala, Leandro Guimaraes, 38, and Nivaldo Gomes, 57, of Brazil, Bulmaro Enriquez, 32, of Mexico, and Milton Mejia-Padilla, 36, of Honduras, were indicted, according to a statement from the US Attorney’s office. They each face a fine of $250,000 and up to 20 years in prison, after which they will be subject to deportation, prosecutors said.
  • Court docs: Man facing deportation threatens woman with knife because of son’s haircut

    05/01/2018 12:13:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    CBS Local ^ | May 1, 2018 | by Staff
    ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – Police in Zionsville arrested a man facing deportation after investigators say he threatened to stab a woman last month. Gregory E. Mitchell, 29, Zionsville, had been drinking heavily and became upset with the woman because she’d taken her son to get a haircut, according to court documents. The incident happened on April 19. Witnesses called police to report a man was threatening a woman with a knife. Dispatchers received two 911 calls about the incident, according to court documents. When officers arrived around 10 p.m., they discovered Mitchell had been arguing with the woman for much of...
  • Sheriff's Office: Man deported multiple times arrested on larceny, forgery charges

    05/01/2018 12:08:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    WRGB-TV CBS Local ^ | April 30, 2018 | by WRGB STAFF
    QUEENSBURY, NY The Warren County Sheriff's Office have arrested a 41 year old man, accused of being undocumented after he was arrested on larceny charges following a shoplifting investigation. Investigators say Julian Dejarano was arrested after reports that he was shoplifting from several stores in the French Mountain Commons on Route 9. Police say Dejarano was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. While in custody, deputies learned that the identification he gave to officers was false and that he had been deported several times due to criminal activity in multiple states. Dejarano was charged with grand larceny, petit...
  • Court: The CIA Can Share Secrets With Reporters But Deny Them To You

    05/01/2018 10:32:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1 May 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    This is a disturbing case coming out of a federal court in New York. A freelance journalist named Adam Johnson had been seeking copies of CIA emails sent to certain newspaper reporters and, having been denied them, sued to have the material released. The emails were part of a batch of more than 500 documents which the agency made public, but some were heavily redacted. Johnson wanted to see the redacted ones since they had already been given to other members of the press. Amazingly, Judge Colleen McMahon (a Clinton appointee) ruled that the CIA was free to pick and...