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  • Deer Mountain

    11/21/2015 7:35:44 AM PST · by HughHefner
    Moi | Yours Truly
    Why the War in Kurdistan Matters - John Gallagher We live in a society that’s grown around a very basic philosophical principle: That the world around us can be understood using our senses and our minds. From this simple insight comes the moral revelation that all human beings are equal in this capacity, and therefore equal in dignity. This radical idea was the turning point in human history, before which all civilizations had been dominated by the idea that class hierarchies and racism were perfectly justified according to the revealed wisdom of ancient texts, and sanctified by holy men with...
  • Utah School Under Fire for Asking Students to Write ISIS Propaganda Poster

    11/20/2015 3:17:08 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 20, 2015 | ESTHER CASTILLEJO
    The teacher, who's been on the job for just a few months, gave the in-class assignment to students in her two World Civics classes at Salem Junior High School in Salem, Utah, on Wednesday. About 60 students received the assignment, which required them to create a "neat, colored, professional" poster for the terrorist group, to "help students better understand the goals of terrorist groups and the methods they use to gain support," the assignment read. The possibility of having to search for ISIS recruiting material on the web at a time when officials are looking to detect potential threats was...
  • Rep. Mia Love endorses Marco Rubio for president

    11/19/2015 4:48:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/19/2015 | By Dennis Romboy
    The Utah Republican endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, on Thursday, saying he is strong on defense and foreign policy. "We have to do everything we can to make sure we strengthen our national defense, and do everything we can to make sure that this country and the people that are living in this country are safe, and Marco is the right person to do that," Love said in a statement. Love, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, said she realized at a roundtable discussion with Rubio when he campaigned in Utah last month that their stories are similar. "And for the...
  • Mia Love endorses Marco Rubio for president

    11/19/2015 4:41:43 PM PST · by Angels27 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-19-15 | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio for president on Thursday, as the Florida lawmaker and GOP candidate continues to pick up steam in the endorsement primary. Speaking on Fox News Channel, Love said she was inspired by a recent Rubio visit to her home state and cited his strength on national defense in the wake of the terror attacks in France as a reason she will support him over others. “I saw him inspire people, but this [terror attack] just solidified things for me,” Love said. “He’s been talking about these threats from the very beginning … he’s...
  • Utah school apologizes for homework assignment to make propaganda poster for terrorist group

    11/20/2015 2:36:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Fox 13 Now ^ | 11/19/15 | Dora Scheidell
    SALEM, Utah -- Students in 9th grade at Salem Junior High School were given a homework assignment where they were told to draw a propaganda poster for a terrorist organization. After parents complained, the assignment was canceled. However, many students had already completed it, leaving some parents concerned about what they had been exposed to in the process. Annie Langston couldn't believe her 14-year-old daughter Mikalia was given the assignment. "My initial response was, 'there's no way you're going to do this assignment,'" Langston said.
  • Utah prosecutor says he's investigating US Sen. Harry Reid

    11/19/2015 2:17:08 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 18, 2015 | By BRADY McCOMBS
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah county prosecutor said Wednesday he is investigating U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada in connection with a pay-to-play scheme involving two former Utah attorneys general. Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings, a Republican, said in a statement that he's looking into allegations related to the Democratic senator. Rawlings declined to disclose the allegations and only said the claims are based on information from witnesses in the attorneys general case. Reid, who hasn't been charged, fired back at Rawlings in a statement from his spokeswoman Kristen Orthman. She said Rawlings is using "Sen. Reid's name...
  • Judge removes child from gay foster parents

    11/12/2015 11:14:27 AM PST · by redreno · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/12/2015 | unknown
    A Utah judge removed a foster child from a lesbian couple, saying the 1-year-old girl would be better off with a heterosexual couple.
  • Gay Mormon church members say new rules are devastating

    11/10/2015 2:01:27 PM PST · by Sister_T · 144 replies
    Associated Press AP ^ | November 7, 2015 | Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- In the past two years, Nathan Kitchen has revealed to his five children that he's gay, gone through a divorce with his wife and grappled with how to stay in a religion that doesn't condone his lifestyle. Now comes the toughest task: Telling his children he could be kicked out of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints if he someday marries a man, and warning his two youngest, 11 and 15, that they might be barred from serving a mission under new church rules.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Quadruple Sky Over Great Salt Lake

    11/08/2015 1:01:27 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | November 08, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: This was a sky to show the kids. All in all, three children, three planets, the Moon, a star, an airplane and a mom were all captured in one image near Great Salt Lake in Utah, USA in early September of 2005. Minus the airplane and the quadruple on the ground, this busy quadruple coincidence sky was visible last week all over the world. The easiest object to spot is the crescent Moon, which is easily the brightest sky orb in the featured image. Venus is the highest planet in the sky, with Jupiter to its right. The bright...
  • Black Gang Beats White Men Unconscious for Little Rebel Flag Sticker in Truck

    11/03/2015 6:09:58 PM PST · by amorphous · 100 replies
    The Gatewaypundit.com ^ | 3 Nov 2015 | Jim Hoft
    It's an Obama world. A black gang of six youths brutally beat two white kids for having a Confederate flag decal in their truck window. The entire assault was caught on tape. One of the white men was talking to the men when he was knocked unconscious. That's when the second man was attacked by at least six black youths.
  • The 10th Co-Op Created Under Obamacare Has Collapsed, Leaving Nearly 50,000 Consumers...

    10/28/2015 1:23:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 10/28/15 | Melissa Quinn
    A 10th co-op created under Obamacare has collapsed.Combined, the failed nonprofit insurance companies have received more than $1 billion in loans with more than 600,000 consumers affected.The latest casualty, the Utah Insurance Department, announced yesterday that Arches Health Plan, a consumer oriented and operated plan, or co-op, will not sell insurance in 2016. The co-op received $89.7 million in loans from the federal government.It is regrettable that the co-op model has not worked across the country, Utah Insurance Commissioner Todd Kiser said in a statement. I want to assure you that the Utah Insurance Department supports the states free market...
  • Now that really IS a mutant turtle: Archaeologists find bizarre pig snouted created once roamed Utah

    10/22/2015 5:15:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2015 | Mark Prigg
    The extinct turtle was about 2 feet long from head to tail. Its streamlined shell was adapted for living in a riverine environment. When it was alive, 76 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period, Southern Utah looked more like present-day Louisiana. The climate was wet and hot, and the landscape was dominated by rivers, bayous and lowland flood plains. It lived alongside tyrannosaurs, armored ankylosaurs, giant duck-billed dinosaurs such as Gryposaurus and Parasaurolophus, and other dinosaurs that left abundant fossil remains in the Upper Cretaceous Kaiparowits Formation of Southern Utah. But those fossil beds also hold the remains of...
  • Utah school districts prohibited from asking which teachers concealed carry

    10/20/2015 5:34:52 PM PDT · by Rameumptom · 9 replies
    ksl.com ^ | Oct 19th, 2015 | By Jed Boal
    SALT LAKE CITY KSL News received a question from a parent on the story presented last week about teachers taking a concealed weapons permit class. The viewer asked whether there was any way parents could see a list of schools where teachers are armed. By state law, Utah teachers are allowed to bring guns onto schools grounds, and districts are not allowed to ask who has a permit. Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said he regularly gets questions about guns in the classroom, usually from out-of-state media. "Probably a call a month saying, 'Do you really allow concealed...
  • Teachers treated to free concealed weapons class on UEA break

    10/17/2015 2:56:25 PM PDT · by TheDon · 12 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Tori Jorgensen
    Staplers, rulers and grade books are classic items teachers take to school, but 20 Utah teachers could be carrying a more unexpected tool in the coming months a gun. During the Utah Education Association break Friday, the Utah Shooting Sports Council offered a free concealed weapons class structured specifically for teachers and others working within schools. The class involved discussion, demonstration and practice scenarios in safe gun use in school environments. After the instruction, participants could pay a $49 fee and submit an application for a concealed carry permit to the Department of Public Safety. ...
  • Man-Eating Giants Discovered in Nevada Cave [8 feet tall!]

    12/22/2010 1:49:27 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 137 replies · 6+ views
    Salem News ^ | 20 December 2010 | Terrence Aym
    (CHICAGO ) - The Paiutes, a Native-American tribe indigenous to parts of Nevada, Utah and Arizona, told early white settlers about their ancestors' battles with a ferocious race of white, red-haired giants. According to the Paiutes, the giants were already living in the area. Roaming, man-eating giants The Paiutes named the giants Si-Te-Cah that literally means tule-eaters. The tule is a fibrous water plant the giants wove into rafts to escape the Paiutes continuous attacks. They used the rafts to navigate across what remained of Lake Lahontan. Giants roamed the Earth According to the Paiutes, the red-haired giants stood as...
  • Who Were The Si-Te-Cah

    11/23/2003 6:48:27 PM PST · by blam · 118 replies · 6,004+ views
    Runestone.org ^ | Steve McNallen
    WHO WERE THE SI-TE-CAH? Note the cranial similarities between this Lovelock Cave skull discovered in the 1920's and the Kennewick Man sketch by Jamie Chatters (Click on the site) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This 1995 article by Steve McNallen was written months before the discovery of the Kennewick Man or the current controversy over ancient Caucasians in North America. In retrospect, it seems hauntingly prophetic. The history of the European peoples in the are we call California is generally assumed to have begun with the Spanish in the 1500's, followed later by the English (represented by Sir Francis Drake) and by the...
  • Sanctuary cities divide GOP (Jeff Flake, Mike Lee, Dean Heller attempting to derail bill)

    10/11/2015 10:58:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/15 | Jordain Carney
    A battle over sanctuary cities is dividing Senate Republicans. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has teed up legislation that would crack down on cities that don't comply with federal immigration law. But its unclear whether the bill can get through the Senate and not just because of opposition from Democrats. In addition to limiting federal money for sanctuary cities, Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) bill would increase the amount of prison time an undocumented immigrant could serve if they re-enter the United States after having previously been deported. Conservatives like his plan, but it has drawn opposition from Sens. Jeff...
  • Medias Concern Trolling Over GOP Chaos Proves Chaos Is Good

    10/10/2015 11:21:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    The news alert about Kevin McCarthys abandonment of his pursuit to become John Boehners successor hit my phone just as I was about to go for a run. Rather than read the whole story, I just smiled and hit the pavement. Within the first few steps I wondered how long it would take before the hyperbole-laden garment rending would begin in the left media about conservatives being the death of the Republican Party, congressional compromise, and the frolicsome joy we so love to see in puppies and kittens. It was a short run, but they were on it by the...
  • Paul Ryan says 'I will not be a candidate' after Kevin McCarthy pulls out of Speaker race

    10/08/2015 11:36:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 10/08/2015 | Bill Novak
    Powerful Republican Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) stood firm on Thursday in his desire not to become the next Speaker of the House. Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued a statement after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy shocked the GOP when he abruptly ended his candidacy to replace Speaker John Boehner. "While I am grateful for the encouragement I've received, I will not be a candidate," Ryan said. "I continue to believe I can best serve the country and this (Republican) conference as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee." CNN reported McCarthy was with his wife...
  • House conservatives spurn McCarthy, flex muscle ahead of speaker vote

    10/08/2015 3:47:49 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | Mike DeBonis
    A group of hard-line conservatives threatened to upend the Republican race to succeed outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner, announcing on Wednesday it will throw its support behind a little-known Florida lawmaker to become the next speaker. The House Freedom Caucuss backing of Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) ahead of a crucial internal party vote Thursday deeply complicates Majority Leader Kevin O. McCarthys bid to succeed Boehner. The group counts enough members about 40 to deny McCarthy the majority of the whole House he would need to claim the speakers chair. But in an opening for the California Republican,...
  • Utah cites Warren Jeff as reason polygamy should be illegal

    10/07/2015 7:31:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KTXS-TV ^ | October 7, 2015 | The Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah attorney general's office is invoking jailed polygamous leader Warren Jeffs as proof that plural marriage should be illegal in Utah. The state argues in a filing Tuesday to an appeals court in Denver that Jeffs' actions shows what polygamy can look like. Jeffs is serving a life sentence in a Texas prison for sexually assaulting underage girls he considered wives....
  • Trey Gowdy on Kevin McCarthys Hillary comments: Apologizing doesnt fix the damage

    10/07/2015 11:44:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2015 | AllahPundit
    Man, this is tough stuff from an influential conservative at a moment when McCarthy’s desperately trying to convince righties in the House to give him a chance as Speaker. In an unguarded moment, House speaker-in-waiting Kevin McCarthy claimed credit for the decline in Hillary Clinton's poll numbers because House Republicans had formed a congressional committee investigating the attacks in Benghazi, making it look like a political witch hunt. “I heard from him at 6 a.m. the next morning,” Gowdy told the Post on Tuesday when asked about McCarthy. “How many times can somebody apologize? Yes, he’s apologized as many...
  • Rep Devin Nunes: Kick All Republicans Who Wont Support McCarthy On Floor For Speaker Out Of GOP

    10/07/2015 11:03:56 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 68 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/7/15 | Matthew Boyle, Alex Swoyer & Patrick Howley
    House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), an ally of House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in the upcoming Speakership elections, tells reporters that he thinks any GOP House member who doesnt back McCarthy on the floor should be kicked out of the GOP to go form their own third party. Weve been down this road several times and at some point you have to realize how elections work, how the Congress functions and howwhats laid out clearly in the Constitution as a Democratic Republic, Nunes says. Several conservative House members are considering bucking McCarthy on the floor...
  • House Democrats Will Try To Dissolve Select Committee On Benghazi Tonight

    10/06/2015 4:08:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    It probably wasn’t the best idea for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the presumptive successor to outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner, to suggest that Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers were sinking due to the existence of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. The Clinton Team already has a campaign ad about it, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who is challenging McCarthy for the speakership, called the remarks “absolutely terrible.” In a second salvo, House Democrats are aiming to dissolve the Select Committee on Benghazi tonight, with Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) proposing the Rules Committee eliminate it tonight, though it’s bound to...
  • Three of Obamas ambassadorial nominees put on hold after Secret Service leak

    10/05/2015 10:39:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/05/2015 | Carol D. Leonnig
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said Monday morning that he is putting a hold on three of President Obamas ambassadorial nominees until the administration shows it is taking steps to punish Secret Service staff involved in leaking unflattering information about a lawmaker. This was apparently a violation of law, and absolutely shocking conduct, Cotton said in an interview. The executive branch all the way up to the West Wing needs to treat this with the seriousness it requires. Cotton called on Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to personally attend to disciplining top Secret Service leaders specifically including new Director Joseph...
  • Ted Cruz to meet with House insurgents one day before GOP elections

    10/05/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/5/15 | David Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz will meet with a group of House Republicans one day before they're scheduled to vote for a new senior leadership team. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has invited the Texas Republican, leading presidential contender, to address his Conservative Opportunity Society at a Wednesday breakfast meeting. The agenda, according to the invitation, is "conservative strategy for the remainder of the year." Cruz has meddled in House affairs on several occassions, advising supportive insurgent Republicans in the chamber on key legislation and strategic matters. However, it's unclear if Cruz, who ranks fifth in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, plans...
  • Milbank: Trump will lose, or I will eat this column

    10/04/2015 9:42:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | October 4, 2015 | Dana Milbank, The Washington Post
    I never expected to write these words, but I miss Mitt Romney. Last Wednesday, the day the front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination was in New Hampshire alleging that Syrian refugees fleeing for their lives may actually be clandestine terrorists, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee was in Washington, talking sense. "Donald Trump will not be the nominee," Romney told a group of business-school students at Georgetown University. And why won't Trump, who when he isn't besmirching Syrian refugees as terrorists is maligning Mexican immigrants as rapists, get the nod? Because, Romney said, "when all is said and done, the...
  • Rock samples from Western US teach how to hunt for life on Mars

    10/03/2015 8:35:35 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 10/2015 | Alison Olcott Marshall, Nicholas A. Cestari
    The search for life beyond Earth is one of the grandest endeavors in the history of humankind -- a quest that could transform our understanding of our universe both scientifically and spiritually. . . . The search for life beyond Earth is one of the grandest endeavors in the history of humankind -- a quest that could transform our understanding of our universe both scientifically and spiritually.
  • Chaffetz prepares long-shot bid for House speaker

    10/02/2015 12:02:33 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/02/2015 | RACHAEL BADE and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz is planning to run for House speaker, taking on Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in what appears to be a long-shot bid to lead House Republicans, according to multiple sources. The Utah Republican, first elected to Congress in 2008, is launching a campaign less than a week before the Oct. 8 leadership elections for the House GOP Conference. The date for a floor vote to pick the next speaker has not been set yet. McCarthy (R-Calif.) is the overwhelming favorite to win, and its unclear how many votes Chaffetz can garner. Chaffetz's office would not comment.
  • Jason Chaffetz prepares long-shot bid for House speaker

    10/02/2015 12:00:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/02/2015 | RACHAEL BADE and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz is planning to run for House speaker, taking on Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in what appears to be a long-shot bid to lead House Republicans, according to multiple sources. The Utah Republican, first elected to Congress in 2008, is launching a campaign less than a week before the Oct. 8 leadership elections for the House GOP Conference. The date for a floor vote to pick the next speaker has not been set yet. McCarthy (R-Calif.) is the overwhelming favorite to win, and its unclear how many votes Chaffetz can garner. Chaffetz's office would not comment....
  • Ted Cruz Versus The Establishment, Again

    10/01/2015 7:23:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 1, 2015 | Emily O'Neill, co-founder Envallo
    This week, Politico released on article suggesting that Ted Cruz has lost the trust of his peers, save for libertarian-leaning Mike Lee, who chimed in to his defense. The comments on the article, mostly from liberals who will never agree with a conservative philosophy anyway, resorted to ad hominin attacks. Criticism from the left is to be expected; however, the concerning part of this story is that conservatives and libertarians are voicing their opposition to Cruz fighting the status quo. The irony? Both camps claim to share the belief that Washington is dysfunctional, and many public opinion polls show that...
  • Rancher unveils Indian site kept secret for years

    06/24/2004 7:04:48 PM PDT · by Dog Gone · 106 replies · 2,181+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 24, 2004 | PAUL FOY
    Archaeologists says it's one of the West's most spectacular SALT LAKE CITY -- For more than 50 years, rancher Waldo Wilcox kept most outsiders off his land and the secret under wraps: a string of ancient Indian settlements so remarkably well-preserved that arrowheads and beads are still lying out in the open. Archaeologists are calling it one of the most spectacular finds in the West. Hidden deep inside Utah's nearly inaccessible Book Cliffs region, 130 miles from Salt Lake City, the prehistoric villages run for 12 miles and include hundreds of rock art panels, cliffside granaries, stone houses built...
  • Investigation: Secret Service tried to discredit US lawmaker

    09/30/2015 11:03:22 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 8 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 9-30-2015 | Alicia A. Caldwell
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) Scores of U.S. Secret Service employees improperly accessed the decade-old, unsuccessful job application of a congressman who was investigating scandals inside the agency, a new government report said Wednesday. An assistant director suggested leaking embarrassing information to retaliate against Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the House oversight committee.</p>
  • Rep blasts Planned Parenthood taxpayer $$, as forensic study says videos not doctored

    09/29/2015 7:35:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/29/2015
    A top House Republican, in emotional and heated remarks at the start of a high-profile Hill hearing Tuesday, excoriated Planned Parenthood for its "insatiable" desire for taxpayer dollars -- while also brushing off claims a series of disturbing videos showing the group's employees discussing fetal tissue harvesting were doctored. Ahead of the hearing, a forensic analysis said the videos "are authentic and show no evidence of manipulation or editing." Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also brushed off claims of doctoring but focused squarely on the issue of taxpayer funding. "Their desire for more of...
  • CO Attorney General Orders Boulder to Stop Issuing Fake Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/27/2015 6:29:57 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 1, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Update: Hall ignored the deadline and proceeded to issue unconstitutional marriage licenses. As reported by The Denver Post: "This was not a hard decision. I'm proud to do this for my community," Hall said Tuesday afternoon, adding, "it's not about politics. This is about people who love each other." Hall's office has issued 88 marriage licenses to same-sex couples since Wednesday, when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck Utah's ban on gay marriage.
  • Daily Mail Photos: "I'm going to kill you':Sisters reveal how man snuck into home, stabbed one & v

    09/27/2015 10:38:22 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 9 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/27/2015 | Christopher Brennan
    Bre Lasley, 28, was terrified when 48-year-old Robert Berger came into her room on Wednesday just before midnight. 'He whispered and said I'm going to kill you,' she told Fox 13. Berger later kicked Lasley's sister Kayli, 22, down the stairs when she rushed in to help, setting off a scuffle where the knife-wielding assailant stabbed the older sibling in the leg and stomach.
  • Rock Fall Closes SR-9 in Zion National Park

    09/24/2015 7:35:06 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 60 replies
    KSL ^ | September 23, 2015 | Faith Heaton Jolley
    ZION NATIONAL PARK A major rock fall closed state Route 9 in Zion National Park early Wednesday morning and is expected to remain closed into the weekend. The large rocks fell on the highway about 4:30 a.m. about 200 feet from the Pine Creek Bridge on a switchback near the Mount Carmel Tunnel, according to park officials. The largest boulder is around 19 feet high, 20 feet long and 15 feet wide and officials said it weighs around 200 tons. The second boulder measured at approximately 10 feet high, 10 feet long and 15 feet wide, weighing about 100...
  • Utah Supreme Court: Right of Self-Defense Outweighs Employer-Mandated De-escalation Policies

    09/19/2015 5:51:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/19/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 18 the Utah Supreme Court ruled that under circumstances where retreat is not possible, business policies requiring employees to disengage or withdraw when under duress cannot be used as grounds for firing an employee who takes action to protect his or her life.The decision came in a case revolving around a 2011 incident in which six workers were fired after they fought with a shoplifter who pulled a gun on them inside the Layton Wal-Mart.According to Fox 13, when Walmart defended their actions, Utah Supreme Court Justice Christine Durham asked if employers should be able to fire employees...
  • Trump panic: GOP establishment floats Romney 3rd-party candidacy

    09/18/2015 1:57:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 139 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/18/15 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON The Empire strikes back? First, the Republican Party made Donald Trump sign an oath of loyalty by pledging to support its eventual presidential nominee and not run as a third-party candidate. Now, the establishment GOP may be planning to do the very thing it made Trump promise not to do: bolt from the Republican party and run a third-party campaign. Mark McKinnon, former President George W. Bushs chief media strategist, suggested a scenario to NPR the GOP elite might follow if it looks like Trump will win the partys presidential nomination. The Republican establishment completely freaks out. They...
  • Six Southern Californians Among 7 Killed in Flash Floods in Zion National Park

    09/18/2015 9:17:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    KTAL ^ | September 18, 2015 | Anthony Kurzweil, Kennedy Ryan and Eric Spillman,
    Seven members of a group called the Valencia Hiking Crew were killed when flash floods hit Zion National Park in Utah earlier this week, the National Park Service revealed Thursday. Sgt. Robert Steve Arthur and his wife Linda were with the group of canyoneers in Keyhole Canyon when a series of flash floods struck the region Monday, according to a news release from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. Steve Arthur's body was positively identified on Wednesday, the Sheriff's Office stated. His wife's body was found Thursday morning. The bodies of five others who were killed in the storm were also...
  • Pictured: The seven California hikers swept to their deaths by flash floods in Utah's Zion [tr]

    09/18/2015 9:08:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 18, 2015 | Darren Boyle
    Search teams have recovered the body of a missing hiker who was killed by a flash flood in Utah's Zion national park in Utah. The group, identified late Thursday, were washed away soon after they secured a permit to explore the canyon. The men and women were washed away on Monday afternoon. Search teams have found the body of a seventh hiker killed in a rain-swollen canyon of Utah's Zion National Park hours after the ill-fated group obtained a park permit to venture into that area despite forecasts of probable flash flooding, park officials said on Thursday.
  • Sen. Mike Lee Says Exactly What Americans Needs To Hear On Planned Parenthood

    09/10/2015 7:12:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    On Wednesday, Sen. Mike Lee delivered a speech on the Senate Floor urging that the silence on Planned Parenthoods organ-trafficking scheme be broken. After the Center for Medical Progress released undercover video footage revealing that Planned Parenthood has been harvesting organs from aborted babies to sell, the media and government has stayed largely silent, Lee said. The silence has kept Planned Parenthood safe from an investigation and kept Americans in the dark on what the abortion industry is really doing, he said. (video at link) Lees full remarks are as follows: Last month, before the August recess, the Senate took...
  • Cruz's second shutdown play rankles fellow Republicans

    09/10/2015 9:24:42 AM PDT · by VinL · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/10/15 | Burgess Everitt
    Ted Cruz says his hard-line strategy to defund Planned Parenthood and risk a government shutdown is about doing the right thing and following through on Republicans' vows to conservative voters. But many of his Republican colleagues say its really all about Cruz. Even some of his closest allies from past battles fellow tried and true tea party Republicans like Sen. Mike Lee of Utah arent exactly jumping to join Cruzs latest crusade. Same goes for Cruzs onetime allies-turned-presidential rivals, Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky. As the Texas Republican prepares for a potentially decisive month...
  • Nikki Haley aligns herself with Lindsey Graham wing of S.C. GOP

    09/03/2015 8:34:36 PM PDT · by upchuck · 46 replies
    american thinker ^ | 9/3/2015 | Newsmachete
    I first became suspicious of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley when Mitt Romney came to South Carolina and serenaded her with "Happy Birthday to You" while Nikki stood there blushing and preening, like a teenager on a first date. Not knowing very much about her politics, I didn't think anything more of it, until yesterday, when Haley attacked Donald Trump. I attack Donald Trump too, but in a good way, raising the inconsistencies of his record. Haley, on the other hand, attacks him from the left for being too tough on illegal aliens and falsely claiming that Trump is against...
  • The Worlds First Clean Oil Sands Project: An Interview With Dr. Gerald Bailey

    09/01/2015 9:29:52 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 1 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 09-01-2015 | sjiek
    fter decades of exhaustive attempts to overcome the dirty reputation of oil sands, we finally have an environmentally-friendly and low cost method to tap into these vast resources in the state of Utahgood news both for Mother Nature and all oil and gas investors. MCW Energy Groups CEO, former Exxon President of the Arabian Gulf region, Dr. R. Gerald Bailey, tells Oilprice.com in an exclusive interview that his hunt for an innovative technology that simultaneously makes money and cleans up the environment is over. The race to capitalize on Utahs vast oil sands resources is on, and only the cleanboth...
  • Why Utah Is The Only State Trying To Track And Limit SWAT-Style Tactics

    08/31/2015 6:42:42 PM PDT · by Theoria · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | Martin Kaste
    The phrase "police militarization" conjures up an image of cops wrapped in Kevlar, barging into homes with semi-automatic weapons. But familiar as that image is, we don't know how common it is. There are simply no good statistics on police tactical operations in America. The federal government doesn't keep track, and neither do the states with one exception: Utah. The pressure to start counting the operations there dates back to 2012, after a drug raid gone wrong in Ogden. A tactical team from the local drug task force had gone into a little house where marijuana was being grown....
  • Rand Champions the Constitution at Utah Campaign Event

    08/29/2015 10:45:28 PM PDT · by z taxman · 24 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Aug. 29, 2015 | Brian Maffly
    Orem Rand Paul brought his message of limited government and strict observance of the U.S. Constitution to Utah Saturday. A crowd of several hundred applauded his call to stand up for all 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights not just the one protecting gun rights. "You can't support the Second Amendment unless you protect the Fourth," the GOP presidential candidate said, referring to the constitutional prohibition against unlawful search and seizure. That applause line was the Kentucky senator's segue into his intense opposition to blanket data-gathering on U.S. citizens a key pillar of his long-shot campaign....
  • Rand Paul rallies Utahns, calls Donald Trump mania 'insane'

    08/29/2015 10:02:37 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 64 replies
    kls.com ^ | Aug 29th, 2015 @ 5:45pm | Dennis Romboy
    OREM Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul had one word for the Donald Trump phenomenon that seems to be sweeping the country: "Insane." Asked if he thought Trump would eventually flame out, the freshman Kentucky senator said, "We can only hope so." Paul's comments came Saturday after a raucous rally at Alder Home Security that attracted about 600 Utahns who waved red and white towels and clamored for "President Paul." He only disappointed supporters when he declined to crowd surf after his speech saying, "Maybe next time." In Utah on the last day of a five-state western campaign swing, Paul...
  • Forgotten Facts About Smoot-Hawley for the Stimulus Package Buy American Crowd

    02/05/2009 11:36:21 AM PST · by frithguild · 44 replies · 1,126+ views
    2/5/2009 | frithguild
    The Republican Party of the 1920's swept into power during a financial crisis. Errors in the Feds monetary policy in 1919 in kept rates too low to benefit the sale of Victory bonds. The Fed then tightened excessively due to inflation, creating a financial shock and depression from 1920 to 1921. At that time, the Republican Party viewed increasing tariffs as good policy. Thus, during the sixty seventh Congress, the Emergency Tariff Act of 1921 was passed as a temporary measure until a more comprehensive measure could be drafted. Ultimately, Fordney-McCumber passed in 1922, imposing an ad valorem rate of...
  • Health officials: Elderly Utah resident dies from plague

    08/27/2015 9:25:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2015 11:55 AM EDT
    Health officials say an elderly Utah resident has died after contracting the plague earlier this month. [] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 11 other plague cases have been reported in six states since April 1. Three people in those cases have died. They were aged 16, 52 and 79.