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  • Vehicle spraying a mist or fog in Dallas Texas neighborhood.

    08/26/2016 11:45:05 PM PDT · by TLI · 42 replies
    self ^ | August 27, 2016 | self
    Just observed a vehicle with bright flashing yellow lights proceeding at about 5 mph spraying a fog or mist at about a 45 degree up angle on my street at 1:41 am. Spray mist went up about 8-9 feet above ground level. I listen to the local news extensively and there has not been any mention of this activity on any radio station in any form.
  • Clinton ad ties Trump to KKK, white supremacists

    08/25/2016 9:55:39 AM PDT · by Scythian_Reborn · 103 replies
    A video released Thursday by Hillary Clinton’s campaign makes the case that Donald Trump is the candidate of racists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis. “The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in,” a robed man identified as the Imperial Wizard of the Rebel Brigade Knights of the Ku Klux Klan says at the top of the video, followed by images of a Confederate flag fluttering in the wind, Trump waving after a speech, and a man performing a Hitler salute at what appears to be a Trump rally....
  • 35 Celebrities That Support Donald Trump

    08/19/2016 10:12:15 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 21 replies
    NowBuzz ^ | 08/19/16 | Staff
    Interesting list...
  • Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany...Liberal Bubble World Report!

    Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday refugees had not brought terrorism to Germany, adding that Islam belonged in the country as long as it was practiced in a way that respected the constitution. More than a million people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere arrived in Germany last year. The mood towards them has soured after a spate of attacks on civilians last month, including three carried out by migrants. Two of those attacks were claimed by the Islamic State militant group. "The phenomenon of Islamist terrorism, of IS, is not a phenomenon that came...
  • Illegal Immigrant Tapped for Clinton ‘Dreamer’ Campaign Tied to Soros-Funded Voter Effort

    08/17/2016 8:18:48 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/16/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    An illegal immigrant who was tapped by the Hillary Clinton campaign for a new effort to register Latino voters is tied to a multi-million dollar voter registration effort funded by George Soros. The Clinton campaign announced the “Mi Sueńo, Tu Voto”—or “My Dream, Your Vote”—program on Sunday. The program uses stories about illegal immigrant children who are prohibited from voting to inspire Latino voters to register and vote against Donald Trump and Republicans, the Associated Press reported.
  • Ancient Genealogical Records Prove King David’s Descendants Are Alive Today

    By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz August 16, 2016 , 12:30 pm 553 26 7 41 Email 914 Share “Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom over Yisrael for ever; according as I promised to David thy father, saying: There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Yisrael.” I Kings 9:5 (The Israel Bible™) image: http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/king-david-harp.jpg King David fresco by Tarquinio Ligustri (1603). (Renata Sedmakova / Shutterstock.com) King David fresco by Tarquinio Ligustri (1603). (Renata Sedmakova / Shutterstock.com) It might come as a shock to many to learn that hundreds of descendants of King David are alive...
  • Obama issues record-breaking 214 commutations

    08/03/2016 3:07:58 PM PDT · by EBH · 16 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/3/16
    WASHINGTON — President Obama commuted the sentences of 214 more federal inmates Wednesday, the largest single-day grant of commutations in the nation's history. Obama has now used his constitutional clemency power to shorten the sentences of more federal inmates than any president since Calvin Coolidge. The early release of the 214 prisoners — most convicted of low-level drug offenses — is part of Obama's effort to correct what he views as unreasonably long mandatory minimum sentences, some dating back decades. The oldest case commuted Wednesday: Richard L. Reser of Sedgwick, Kan., who was given a 40-year sentence for dealing methamphatamine...
  • Pinellas County (swing county FL): voter REGISTRATION statistics (2016 to 2012)

    08/03/2016 2:19:46 PM PDT · by Ravi · 24 replies
    Pinellas County ^ | 8/3/16 | me
    8/2012 voter registration statistics in Pinellas: D: 226,195 R: 222,731 8/3/2016 voter registration statistics in Pinellas: D: 224,136 R: 224,953 Obama beat Romney 50 to 49 in FL. Obama beat Romney 52 to 47 in Pinellas County, FL.
  • Keep Your Mouth Closed: Aquatic Olympians Face a Toxic Stew in Rio

    07/26/2016 1:19:47 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/26/16 | Andrew Jacobs
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Health experts in Brazil have a word of advice for the Olympic marathon swimmers, sailors and windsurfers competing in Rio de Janeiro’s picture-postcard waters next month: Keep your mouth closed. Despite the government’s promises seven years ago to stem the waste that fouls Rio’s expansive Guanabara Bay and the city’s fabled ocean beaches, officials acknowledge that their efforts to treat raw sewage and scoop up household garbage have fallen far short. In fact, environmentalists and scientists say Rio’s waters are much more contaminated than previously thought. Recent tests by government and independent scientists revealed a veritable...
  • Politifact: Democrats never mentioned terrorism on Day One of DNC (Of course not!)

    07/26/2016 7:18:36 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/26/16 | Tyler Pager
    Republicans’ claim that Democrats did not mention terrorism or ISIL on the first night of the Democratic National Convention is correct, Politifact said Tuesday morning. Following Monday night’s speeches, Republicans blasted the Democrats for a lack of focus on terrorism from the 61 speakers. “Based on our searches of C-SPAN closed-captioning text, Congressional Quarterly transcripts and other video archiving services, we couldn’t find any speaker who mentioned "ISIS," "Islamic" "terror," "terrorist," or "terrorism" during the first day of the convention,” Politifact wrote. The fact-checking website did add the caveat that the Democrats still have three days to discuss terrorism at...
  • 'BLACK OLIVES MATTER' Outrage after restaurant twists ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest slogan

    07/20/2016 7:45:49 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 130 replies
    The Sun ^ | 07/20/16 | Staff
    Paisano’s Italian restaurant was accused of making a joke in poor taste against the “Black Lives Matter” protest when it shared the “Black Olives Matter Try Our Tapenade” slogan out the front of its Alburquerque, New Mexico, premises. People have taken to social media to slam the slogan, with Claudia Sanchez writing: “As a woman of color I find your posting offensive and in very bad taste. “You simply wish to rub salt in an ugly festering wound which evil minded people refuse to allow to heal. The civilized world no longer has any tolerance for your hateful public display...
  • Britain closes down global warming bureaucracy

    07/15/2016 6:41:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/15/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The almost unthinkable has happened. In a clear sign that the global warming fraud has peaked and is on the decline, an actual government agency has been abolished, because it was dedicated to global warming. Andrew Follett of the Daily Caller writes: Britain’s new government abolished its Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Thursday morning, ridding the country of its global warming bureaucracy. Officials stated that the DECC has been abolished and U.K.’s environmental policy is will be transferred to a new ministry called the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Some former DECC’s functions will be outright...
  • Chicago BLM Activist: 'We Need to Abolish the Police'

    07/13/2016 4:48:42 AM PDT · by EBH · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/12/2016 | Kelly File
    A Black Lives Matter activist from Chicago argued during a heated Kelly File discussion that American police forces should be abolished. "Here are the solutions. We need to abolish the police, period. Demilitarize the police, disarm the police, and we need to come up with community solutions for transformative justice," said Jessica Disu, drawing some shocked reactions. The conversation started with Megyn Kelly asking the panel - which included Black Rights Matter supporters, law enforcement officers, conservative commentators and religious leaders - about some who praised the Dallas gunman.
  • Majority Of Migrants ‘Unemployable’ And Just 54 Have Jobs With Top Firms (BIG shock? ~ Not so much)

    07/07/2016 10:12:25 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07//07/16 | Virgina Hale
    The German government, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Deutsche Bank predicted the migrants would be an economic boon for the country. Much of the international media echoed these claims, saying many doctors and architects were among last year’s influx of immigration to Germany. In a survey by the Frankfurter Allgemeiner Zeitung, however, most of the top 30 companies on the German stock exchange (DAX) said they were unable to employ any of the new arrivals. The companies said migrants lacked the necessary qualifications needed to fill any of their roles.
  • U.S. Olympic rowers' unisuits offer protection against polluted Rio waters (floater alert!)

    07/06/2016 8:21:42 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 40 replies
    CNN Health ^ | June 28th | Susan Scutti, CNN
    The U.S. Olympic rowing team will appear in seamless unisuits when they hit the bay waters of Rio de Janeiro this summer. Though many viewers will notice only the second-skin fit, these innovative suits will also be providing much-needed protection against the foul waters of Guanabara Bay. The unisuits are knitted with antimicrobial material, their designer said. "The new unisuit and other apparel are finished with a general antimicrobial to control exposure to most bacteria that rowers may come in contact with in the water," said Mark Sunderland, a textile engineer at Philadelphia University. Not only are the suits wearable...
  • Ashamed to be an American? Towns crack down on American pride

    07/01/2016 8:15:06 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/01/16 | Todd Starnes
    The Star-Spangled Banner survived the rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air – only to face a modern-day threat – silly town ordinances and petty bureaucrats. I’m not sure if it’s an epidemic of anti-American nincompoopery sweeping across the fruited plain or if it’s a general lack of common sense. Maybe it’s both. I’ll let you be the judge of that.
  • LA City Hall panel backs fining companies for asking applicants about past crimes

    06/29/2016 8:37:28 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 06/28/16 | Dakota Smith
    Businesses that ask a job applicant about his or her criminal history during the hiring process could be fined and forced to pay the applicant up to $500 under a new law being considered by city leaders. A Los Angeles City Council committee backed a plan Tuesday to penalize businesses that weed out applicants based on criminal convictions. The rules are part of a law under consideration by the council aimed at giving former convicts a better shot at obtaining employment. The Ban the Box ordinance, approved in concept last year by the council, bans private employers with 10 or...
  • The bad moon rising over Hillary

    06/24/2016 11:15:16 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 06/23/16 | Wesley Pruden
    Hillary Clinton won’t be able to say she didn’t see the bad moon rising. Donald Trump gave her a blistering introduction this week to Presidential Politics 102, which differs in a remarkable way from Politics 101, which she encountered in her first attempt in 2008 and before that as the managing partner in Bubba’s two campaigns. Whatever she learned from Bubba didn’t take. He was a master at covering his tracks and playing the rube when forced to, with a Huck Finn grin and country charm: “Aw, whatcha gonna do with a good ol’ boy like me?” He got away...
  • Brexit Decision Deals Another Blow to Obama

    06/24/2016 9:42:24 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 48 replies
    Rollcall ^ | 06/24/16 | Staff
    The United Kingdom's Decision to leave the European Union is the second major blow to President Barack Obama-and his legacy-in as many days. The country's historic referendum decision, which brought the resignation-effective in October-of U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron was made official one day after the Supreme Court left Obama's immigration executive order frozen in perpetuity.
  • Cringeworthy moment Fox News host Bret Baier asks Dalai Lama if he's seen Caddyshack

    06/17/2016 12:22:38 PM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 96 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/17/16
    The Dalai Lama was forced to answer some difficult questions during his trip to the US - about everything from terrorism in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting to the vocal criticism of President Obama by the Chinese after he hosted the Tibetan spiritual leader in the White House. But none of those questions gave his holiness as much trouble as Fox News host Bret Baier asking him during an interview on Wednesday if he had ever seen the film Caddyshack. Baier and his guest had been having a discussion about terrorism and the Muslim faith when the political...
  • Science says liberals, not conservatives, are psychotic

    06/10/2016 7:16:02 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    Turns out liberals are the real authoritarians. A political-science journal that published an oft-cited study claiming conservatives were more likely to show traits associated with “psychoticism” now says it got it wrong. Very wrong. The American Journal of Political Science published a correction this year saying that the 2012 paper has “an error” — and that liberal political beliefs, not conservative ones, are actually linked to psychoticism. “The interpretation of the coding of the political attitude items in the descriptive and preliminary analyses portion of the manuscript was exactly reversed,” the journal said in the startling correction. “The descriptive analyses...
  • London's first naked restaurant opens..?

    06/08/2016 11:31:32 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 54 replies
    Mirror ^ | 06/08/16 | Kirstie McCrum
    A restaurant where people shed their clothes to dine in the nude has thrilled diners on its first service in London. The Bunyadi, set to open to the public on June 11, is London's first nude restaurant, offering an entirely natural eating experience, free from the trappings of modern life. This includes phones, electric lights and even clothing. A 42-capacity venue, it currently has almost 44,000 people on its waiting list, but it's only open for three months. The first diners at the undisclosed venue - invited as part of its 'soft opening' - have praised the food, ambiance and...
  • 500 year-old shipwreck loaded with gold found in Namibian desert

    06/07/2016 3:47:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 7, 2016 | Walt Bonner
    Diamond miners recently discovered a ship that went down 500 years ago after draining a man-made lagoon on Namibia’s coast. While shipwrecks are often found along Africa’s Skeleton Coast, this one just so happened to be loaded with $13,000,000 worth of gold coins. It also answers a centuries–old mystery and is what some archaeologists are calling one of the most significant shipwrecks ever found. The wreck was first discovered along the coast near Oranjemund by geologists from the mining company De Beers in April 2008. One reason it took centuries to find is because it was underneath the ocean floor....
  • Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest of All Time', Dead at 74

    06/04/2016 1:21:27 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 212 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4 June 16 | NBC News staff
    Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself "The Greatest" and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is dead. Ali died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications, a family spokesman confirmed to NBC News. He was 74. After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening," Bob Gunnell, a family spokesman, told NBC News.
  • The General George S. Patton Story By Ronald Reagan

    06/03/2016 7:21:04 PM PDT · by DaveinOK54 · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | Youtube
    Fantastic 30 min. video narrated by Ronald Reagan about GS Patton, I mean DJ Trump...LOL. It's really worth a watch. The parallels between GSP and DJT have always intrigued me.....
  • Chinese Commercial Advertises Detergent Strong Enough to Wash Off Black Skin

    05/29/2016 12:21:02 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 53 replies
    A new television commercial has been called “jaw-droppingly racist” for advertising laundry detergent seemingly strong enough to turn a black man Asian. The ad — from China-based laundry detergent company Qiaobi — shows a black man flirting with a seemingly interested Asian woman. The women lures the man closer to a washing machine. She shoves a ball of washing detergent in his mouth before shoving his body into the washing machine. Moments later, the black man emerges from the water as an Asian man.
  • Living near a landfill could damage your health

    05/27/2016 8:59:03 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | 24 May 2016
    According to research published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology, health is at risk for those who live within five kilometres of a landfill site. Researchers in Italy evaluated the potential health effects of living near nine different landfills in the Lazio region, and therefore being exposed to air pollutants emitted by the waste treatment plants. 242,409 people were enrolled in the cohort from 1996 to 2008. The results showed a strong association between Hydrogen Sulphide (used as a surrogate for all pollutants co-emitted from the landfills) and deaths caused by lung cancer, as well as deaths and hospitalizations...
  • CBS says shows are 'more diverse' despite criticism

    05/18/2016 8:22:34 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 45 replies
    Entertainment ^ | 05/18/16 | James Hibberd
    When CBS ordered six new shows last week, fans on Twitter pointed out the one thing they all had in common: The top-billed actor in each was white and male. Soon observers began to accuse the broadcaster of not doing enough to cast women and actors of color at a time when the rest of the industry was making strides in that direction. On Wednesday, CBS unveiled its fall schedule to reporters and network executives were asked about the network’s “male-centered” lineup. “We are the network that has Madam Secretary and Two Broke Girls and Mom – we have lots...
  • Bear bites Appalachian Trail hiker in Tennessee

    05/13/2016 12:19:27 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 88 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/13/16
    A black bear bit through the tent and into the lower leg of a man who was hiking the Appalachian Trail and camped for the night at a national park in Tennessee, park officials said on Thursday. Bradley Veeder, 49, of Las Vegas, was sleeping around 11 p.m. local time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Tuesday when the bear attacked, park spokeswoman Dana Soehn said by telephone. Because it was so dark, Veeder and nearby campers did not see the bear, which was initially scared away by his screams, Soehn said. Park officials said it was a...
  • I'm going to just leave this right here...

    05/02/2016 5:02:13 PM PDT · by mabelkitty · 83 replies
    Thompson Timeline ^ | 4/23/2016 | Paul
    Someone went to painstaking detail to track Clinton's email scandal and announced it at DU. Naturally, people are freaking out about it because it is out in the public and the information 'damages their presumptive nominee'. Permission to keep this up for interested FReepers to peruse. I'm quite certain it will be taken down when they discover we are have it here.
  • Watch pilot escape after fiery plane crash in Foley (video)

    04/26/2016 9:46:40 PM PDT · by boycott · 8 replies
    AL.com ^ | 4-26-16 | Jonathan Grass
    A family and employees inside a Foley towing business got the shock of their lives when a twin-engine plane went down in flames just outside their office Tuesday afternoon. The sole person inside escaped with just minor injuries. Foley Municipal Airport officials confirm the twin-engine Cessna was taking off when it immediately went down near Sunset Circle and Hickory Street. The plane was on fire, but the pilot got out through the back and jumped almost 10 feet to the ground to get away. Police and airport officials said the pilot walked away with only a few burns and cuts...
  • How the state of the economy is literally killing people

    04/26/2016 7:50:39 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/25/16 | Betsy McCaughey
    Middle-aged people laid off and unable to find work are taking another way out. They’re killing themselves. Suicide rates are soaring, according to federal data released last week. Especially in economically depressed states and job-starved upstate New York. People in need of work are twice as likely to take their own lives as employed people, and people fired in their 40s and 50s find it hardest to get hired again. That makes boosting economic growth a life-or-death issue for many. But you wouldn’t know it listening to President Obama and Hillary Clinton. President Obama whitewashes reality, claiming the “American economy...
  • 17th-century dress belonging to English noblewoman found on Dutch island

    04/24/2016 6:11:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 24, 2016
    A 17th-century silk dress reportedly belonging to someone on the royal court of an English queen was found buried in sand on a Dutch island. The Dutch News reported Thursday the dress belonged to someone who was on the royal court of English Queen Henrietta Maria. The queen was apparently traveling on a secret mission in the Wadden Sea when one of her baggage ships sank. According to paper, the queen’s trip to the Dutch Republic was to deliver her 11-year-old daughter to the court of William II, Prince of Orange – whom the girl married a year before the...
  • Boris Johnson branded 'racist' and likened to the right-wing Tea Party (Gag-a-lot alert!)

    04/22/2016 7:45:03 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/22/16 | Matt Dathan
    Boris Johnson was accused of 'dog whistle racism' and likened to right-wing 'Tea Party' politicians in the US this morning after his attack on the 'part-Kenyan' Barack Obama. The Mayor of London spoke out against the US President after he urged British voters to stay in the EU and mentioned his African ancestry as he criticised the decision to remove a bust of Sir Winston Churchill from the Oval Office shortly after Mr Obama entered the White House. Mr Johnson - who is favourite to succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister - suggested the President got rid of the statue...
  • Madrid cracks down on dog owners who leave a trail of poop on city sidewalks

    04/21/2016 9:14:31 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 04/21/16 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    Derelict-in-their-duties dog owners of Madrid have been put on notice: Pick up your pet’s poop or pay a hefty fine. You might even find yourself cleaning the streets. While it’s difficult, not to mention unpleasant, to quantify, the Spanish capital seems to handily outdistance any U.S. city when it comes to the volume of dog droppings besmirching its pedestrian pathways. That’s true from the early morning, when Madrid’s parents must navigate a minefield as they shepherd their children to school and then rush off to work, through the daytime hours and the afternoon trek home, before, if anything, the problem...
  • ESPN fires Curt Schilling after anti-transgender comments

    04/21/2016 7:09:33 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 35 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 04/20/16 | Ryan Lazo
    Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling throws out the first pitch at Fenway Park in 2012. By Ryan Lazo Apparently ESPN decided it was about time Curt Schilling was on the other side of a Strike Three call. The network fired their controversial baseball analyst for providing offensive commentary on social media following his comments and blog post on the topic of transgender people. “ESPN is an inclusive company,” Walt Disney Co. DISN, +0.00% -owned ESPN said in a statement. “Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.” ESPN’s...
  • Why living around nature could make you live longer (Not PC!)

    04/20/2016 7:27:02 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/19/16 | Chelsea Harvey
    Living closer to nature is better for your health, new research suggests — and may even extend your life. A study just published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that people who live in “greener” areas, with more vegetation around, have a lower risk of mortality. The health benefits are likely thanks to factors such as improved mental health, social engagement and physical activity that come with living near green spaces. The research relied on data from a vast long-term Harvard study funded by the National Institutes of Health called the Nurses’ Health Study, which has collected health information...
  • Group at Coachella yells 'No Espańol!' to people singing in Spanish

    04/19/2016 8:52:35 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 4 replies
    The Desert Sun ^ | 04/19/16 | Jose A Bastidas
    What do you do in between sets at Coachella? If you’re deep in the crowd of one of the festival’s biggest stages, waiting for the next act to come on stage can be a pretty grueling task. Holding your place when other groups try to cut to the front and dealing with being surrounded by thousands of smelly, possibly intoxicated strangers can prove to be a challenge. But it’s worth it when 20-30 minutes later you get the best view of your favorite artist onstage. Such was the case Friday after Of Monsters And Men wrapped up their set and...
  • Restrictions next week on I-10 east of Tucson. Full westbound I-10 closure

    04/18/2016 10:42:42 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Motorists traveling on Interstate 10 will encounter restrictions next week — including a full closure of westbound I-10 between Benson and Tucson overnight Wednesday, April 20 — while the Arizona Department of Transportation continues making improvements in the area. The following restrictions are scheduled for next week: • The westbound I-10 on-ramp and eastbound I-10 off-ramp at Kolb Road in Tucson (Exit 270) will be closed from 7 p.m. Monday, April 18, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, for paving work on Kolb Road at the interchange. Traffic from Kolb Road can take eastbound I-10 to Rita Road and return...
  • Coachella to hold 'Berniechella' (Burned out Bernie Barf Alert!)

    04/14/2016 7:47:02 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 6 replies
    Desert Sun ^ | 04/14/16 | Anna Rumer,
    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Coachella will be “feeling the Bern” soon, as the city plans for a block party/rally dubbed “Berniechella” on April 21 and 22. Just before the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, will host the Bernie Sanders Block Party from 5 p.m. to midnight April 21 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22, on Grapefruit Boulevard and Vine Street in Old Town Coachella. The free event is expected to draw between 1,500 and 3,000 people, although similar...
  • State releases new details on possible bullet train routes

    04/10/2016 8:47:18 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 32 replies
    La Slimes ^ | 4.08.16 | Ralph Vartabedian
    The report noted that "the Bakersfield to Palmdale section includes a variety of constraints that pose significant technical and environmental challenges, including seismic faults, steep grades through the Tehachapi Mountains and flood plains." The route could require as many as 59 grade separations for highways.
  • Previously Deported Illegal Alien May Face Charges for Killing Texas Firefighter, 2 Children

    04/06/2016 7:14:52 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/06/16 | Lana Shadwick
    An illegal alien who hit a Texas firefighter head-on and killed him and his four-year-old stepdaughter and 22-month-old son will be charged with criminally negligent homicide if he recovers from his critical injuries. The man did not have a drivers license and was in the country illegally, according to the CBS affiliate for Dallas/Fort Worth. He first came to the U.S. in 2006 but was deported in 2008. L.P. Phillips of KRLD radio in Dallas spoke to ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) officials who verified that Margarito Quintero was an illegal alien.
  • Social Networks For Muslims Are On The Rise (Maxi Barf Alert!)

    03/30/2016 7:48:48 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/30/16 | Frederico Guerrini
    A month ago, while attending the Startup Turkey conference in Antalya, I had the chance to talk to Shoaib Fadie, CEO and co-founder of the social networking platform Muslimface. He was there to pitch to potential investors his website, which, in addition to social networking also offers prayer times, job postings, a tool to locate the nearest mosque, a ‘find your spouse’ feature, and much more. It might not seem the best of times, now, to write about Islamic online content, given the prejudices that surround the topic and the rising Islamophobia (which the recent terrorist attacks has certainly not...
  • Push for Transparency Continues Over City's Unprecedented RNC Riot Gear Request

    03/26/2016 3:12:55 AM PDT · by EBH · 15 replies
    Cleveland Scene ^ | 3/23/2016 | Sam Allard, Eric Sandy
    The city of Cleveland is seeking an unprecedented amount of riot gear and security equipment for July's Republican National Convention as emotional unrest and physical violence follow the GOP front runner across the U.S. Donald Trump, in fact, has predicted riots if he wins the most number of delegates but is not formally nominated during the convention. It’s a prediction that local leaders have called “irresponsible” and “dangerous,” and one which continues to fuel the narrative that repressive, military police tactics are necessary during the RNC. This month, the city posted a request for bids on a spectrum of riot...
  • Obama Attacks the Dance Floor?

    03/24/2016 6:54:48 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/23/16 | Chris Pleasance and Fransesca Chambers
    In Brussels police are still desperately hunting a dangerous terrorist after he fled a triple-suicide bombing in the city that left 34 dead, as officials search for news on U.S. citizens who went missing during the attack and medics tend to nine more Americans lying wounded in hospitals. Meanwhile in Buenos Aires President Barack Obama was dancing the night away with wife Michelle at a glitzy state dinner alongside Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his first lady Juliana Awada as part of a two-day state visit. Despite increasing calls from the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz for the...
  • Democrats sound alarm against Trump (I'm sure they do!)

    03/17/2016 7:36:48 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 37 replies
    PoliticoPro ^ | 03/17/16 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    PHOENIX — Leading liberals and progressive groups are turning their gaze away from the Democratic primary and toward efforts to unite the left against Donald Trump, framing him as a dangerous and unprecedented candidate who poses an existential threat to the progressive movement and the nation. Ad campaigns are in the works. There are calls for massive voter mobilizations and screeds from leading donors circulating within liberal circles. Major labor groups are organizing their members on the ground in swing states. Within the Democratic Party apparatus, top elected leaders are beginning to speak out both collectively and individually in ways...
  • 50 years later, Texas Western's win resonates off the court

    03/16/2016 5:12:56 PM PDT · by pilgrim · 15 replies
    palmbeachpost ^ | March 16, 2016 | Schuyler Dixon, John Zenor, Gary B, Graves, Betsy Blaney
    MIAMI — The opposing team's locker room is a place Pat Riley has generally considered off-limits for almost all his basketball life: Do not enter except under extreme circumstances. Fifty years ago was one of those circumstances. FILE - In this March 19, 1966, file photo, Kentucky's Thad Jaracz (55) and Texas Western's David Latin (42) reach for a rebound during the first period of the NCAA men's baksetball championship game in College Park, Md. Other Kentucky players shown are Tommy Kron (30) and Larry Conley (40). Fifty years ago, Texas Western started five blacks–Willie Worsley, Orsten Artis, Bobby Joe...
  • GOP presidential primary debate in SLC canceled

    03/16/2016 9:49:10 AM PDT · by abb · 130 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | March 16, 2016 | Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY — The GOP presidential primary debate scheduled for Monday has been canceled, a representative for the Salt Palace Convention Center confirmed Wednesday. The debate was canceled following Donald Trump’s announcement that he wouldn’t be attending and a subsequent announcement from the campaign strategist for Gov. John Kasich that he wouldn’t attend without Trump.
  • Jerry Brown: If Trump wins, California might need a wall of its own...Huh?

    03/15/2016 7:56:21 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 67 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 03/14/16 | David Siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown, mocking Donald Trump for his plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, suggested Monday that if the Republican frontrunner wins election, California might have to take protective measures of its own. “If Trump were ever elected, we’d have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country,” Brown told labor organizers at a dinner in Sacramento. “By the way that is a joke. We don’t like walls, we like bridges.” Brown, the Democratic governor of a liberal border state, has signed legislation granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants and...
  • Obama says first family staying in Washington after he leaves the White House

    03/03/2016 11:45:10 PM PST · by glorgau · 39 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | march 3, 2016 | Christi Parsons
    President Obama says he plans to stay in Washington after the end of his presidency so that his younger daughter can finish high school with her class, a rare disclosure about his family’s personal plans for the future.