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  • Working Wednesday: Amazon looking to hire 1,500 at new Thornton facility (Colorado)

    07/18/2018 6:46:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KMGH-TV ^ | July 18, 2018 | Robert Garrison
    THORNTON, Colo. — Amazon announced this week that it has begun hiring 1,500 full-time positions at their new robotics fulfillment center in Thornton. The nearly 900,000 square-foot facility opens this fall, and it will be Amazon’s first robotics fulfillment center in Colorado. Applicants can apply online or walk-in (after starting online) at the company's Westminster location, 11860 Pecos Street, Suite 2200, now until Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to Amazon’s webpage, starting pay is $12 an hour, and they also offer a “comprehensive benefits package.”
  • Obama Dings Romney On Russia Remark: The 1980s Are Calling To Ask For Their Foreign Policy Back

    07/16/2018 4:45:06 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 10/22/2012 | Arthur Delany
    During the presidential debate on Monday evening, President Barack Obama deployed a Seinfeldian zinger to mock former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee. Romney had said that al Qaeda and other terrorist groups are “rushing in” as revolutions shake up the Muslim world. “Gov. Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that al Qaeda is a threat,” Obama said, “because a few months ago when you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia.” “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years,”...
  • El Paso Border Patrol agents arrest MS-13 gang member previously deported 4 times (El Salvador)

    07/14/2018 8:05:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    KVIA ^ | July 13, 2018 | Jose Villasana
    EL PASO, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol Agents in the El Paso sector arrested two MS-13 gang members this week. Early Sunday morning, Border Patrol agents working at the Texas Highway 62/180 checkpoint in between El Paso and Carlsbad began tracking a group of nine subjects attempting to walk around the checkpoint. Border Patrol agents caught up to the group after about four hours of trailing them through the desert. The people in the group admitted to entering the U.S. illegally ... one of the men in the group as 25-year-old William Amaya-Ortiz, an active member of the Mara Salvatrucha...
  • Senators urge DOJ to probe whether Russians posed as Islamic extremist hackers...

    07/13/2018 1:46:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/18 | Olivia Beavers
    A bipartisan pair of senators are calling on the Justice Department to investigate whether Russian intelligence services posed as an Islamic extremist hacker group that sought to harass U.S. military families. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday asking him to investigate whether a hacking group called the “Cyber Caliphate” launched an intimidation campaign against members of military families in 2015. “If substantiated, the claims about APT28 posing as the Cyber Caliphate could be the first public evidence that influence operations have specifically targeted American military families,” Wyden and...
  • Legally Armed Teachers Explain Why They Carry Guns in Their Schools ( Colorado )

    07/10/2018 3:58:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 8, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    'Why do teachers have to die protecting their students? Why can't we live protecting our students?' In the weeks and months since the school shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, the debate over whether teachers should be able to carry firearms in schools has received a great deal of attention. A number of states have allowed teachers to carry firearms in schools for years and provide some insight into how such programs work in practice and what motivates teachers who want to be armed. In Colorado, local school districts have the authority to but are not required to...
  • Decision to haul Gold King Mine sludge raises questions ( Colorado )

    07/10/2018 4:50:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | July 10, 2018 | Jonathan Romeo
    Critics fear move will impact upper Animas River aquatic life. Could the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to haul waste from the Gold King Mine to the banks of the upper Animas River put undue stress on a fishery already struggling to survive? ... Three months after the EPA triggered the Gold King Mine blowout in August 2015, the agency built a temporary water-treatment plant, in an area known as Gladstone, 10 miles north of Silverton within the Cement Creek watershed. But for the past year, the EPA has said room is running out at Gladstone to store the waste byproduct...
  • Truck hauling Gold King Mine sludge crashes into Cement Creek ( EPA out of control in Colorado )

    07/10/2018 4:40:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    EPA just started hauling waste from treatment plant to new storage site. A truck hauling sludge from the Environmental Protection Agency’s water-treatment plant for the Gold King Mine went off the road Monday and crashed into Cement Creek. ... The EPA just started on June 15 hauling sludge from the water treatment plant, about 10 miles north of Silverton in an area known as Gladstone, to a historic mine waste pile, called the Kittimac, along County Road 2. The trip is 10 to 15 miles one way, but involves windy, mountainous dirt roads. Three months after the EPA triggered the...
  • Man Steals Car And Wildly Shoots Out Window At Other Vehicles Is Stopped By Armed Camper

    07/07/2018 6:58:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Concealed Nation ^ | July 5,2018 | Brandon Curtis
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO — A man went on a wild ride after stealing a vehicle, shooting at passing vehicles as he drove, and then ended up at a camp ground to continue his crime spree. He wasn’t prepared for what he was about to encounter, but the other person was. The suspect, a 29-year-old male, drove the stolen vehicle into the Pike National Forest, shooting at passing vehicles. He ultimately stopped the vehicle at a Devil’s Head Campground and approached an unsuspecting camper with a rifle, which began a confrontation. As the confrontation ensued the rifle was pointed at the...
  • Lafayette man admits to threatening Clay Higgins

    07/06/2018 3:31:45 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 8 replies
    A Lafayette man pleaded guilty Thursday to making threatening communications to the Lafayette office of U.S. Representative Clay Higgins. Sohail Rana, 60, of Lafayette, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to one count of threats by interstate communications. According to the guilty plea, Rana called Higgins’ Lafayette office on July 17, 2017 while in Colorado and spoke to his district director. Rana was described as being irate, cursing and screaming during the call. He said that he would end Higgins’ career and kill Higgins. The district director noted the phone number and reported the call within minutes...
  • Training as a Teacher to Carry a Firearm in School (FASTER: Colorado )

    07/06/2018 5:24:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 5, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    FASTER Colorado's active shooter training for teachers. Last week I went through the training many of the teachers who are authorized to carry a gun in Colorado schools go through. In the wake of the devastating school shootings in Parkland, Fla., and Santa Fe, Tex., many different solutions have been proposed for how to stop or at least curb the violence inflicted by active shooters. Among the most prominent solutions—thanks in large part to President Trump's advocacy—is arming teachers. Most, however, don't understand how arming teachers works in person or that a number of states already allow certain teachers to...
  • Heavenly body gives Bush a close call

    02/26/2004 2:42:23 PM PST · by presidio9 · 60 replies · 780+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday February 26, 2004 | David Adam
    January 14 could have been a bad day for George Bush. As the president was preparing to announce America's return to the moon in a speech at the headquarters of Nasa, he was almost asked to deliver a very different message: that the Earth could suffer a devastating asteroid strike within 24 hours. Astronomers have revealed that during a "nine-hour crisis" the night before Mr Bush's speech they believed there was a one in four chance an asteroid would hit the planet in 36 hours. Had it not been for a break in the clouds that allowed an amateur astronomer...
  • Jesper Joergensen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    07/02/2018 4:41:04 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 18 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | Jul 1, 2018 | Jessica McBride
    Jesper Joergensen, a 52-year-old non U.S. citizen from Denmark who wrote repeatedly about anarchy on social media, is accused of starting the Spring Fire in Colorado, which is the most active among multiple blazes that are causing damage to that state. SheriffÂ’s officials in Colorado confirm that they believe the cause of the fire was arson, and they are holding Joergensen in connection with the crime. According to The Post, Joergensen said he was living in a camper near where the blaze began and claimed he tried to smother it although he didnÂ’t put water on it. He also claimed...
  • ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT (Jesper Joergensen) ARRESTED FOR STARTING A COLORADO FIRE THAT CHARRED 40K ACRES

    07/01/2018 10:59:22 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2:12 PM 07/01/2018 | Chris White | Energy Reporter
    Colorado authorities arrested an illegal immigrant Saturday for allegedly starting a string of wildfires in the state that have consumed more than 40,000 acres and has not yet been contained. Jesper Joergensen was apprehended after the announcement was made at a community meeting, the Costilla County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. Joergensen is not a U.S. citizen and will be given to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after he faces arson charges, a Costilla County official said at the meeting. An investigation from the Costilla County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Colorado State Patrol...
  • Boulder County neighborhood hosting elk that 'thinks she's a dog'

    06/28/2018 9:29:28 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 54 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 28 Jun, 2018 | Charlie Brennan
    Colorado wildlife officials have growing concerns that a yearling female elk raised from a calf by a woman west of Boulder, seen as a cute curiosity by some, is a cautionary tale that could end badly. In fact, Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff have raised the possibility that the animal could need to be put down, should its interactions with humans take a bad turn. Some call the elk Marie, and others know her as Maybelle. But along Cougar Drive near Walker Ranch, it seems everyone knows the animal, which they say was raised by a woman who has since...
  • Colorado Primary Election Results

    06/26/2018 8:06:31 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 21 replies
    What to watch: Voters in both parties will cast ballots on Tuesday in a primary that brings Colorado one step closer to determining who will succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat who is not running for re-election because of term limits.
  • Glenn K. Beaton: We will not worship the Colorado Civil Rights Commission

    06/24/2018 11:32:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    The Aspen Beat ^ | June 23, 2018 | Glenn K. Beaton
    The bigotry of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission earned it a spanking from the United States Supreme Court ... A born-again Christian named Jack Phillips ran a bakery. Aware of Phillips' heartfelt religious beliefs, a gay couple demanded that he violate those beliefs by designing and creating an artistic cake to celebrate their marriage. This was even before Colorado had legalized gay marriage. Phillips politely told the couple that they were welcome in his bakery and that he would be happy to sell them anything off-the-shelf. But he could not violate his faith. He even offered to find them an...
  • The List: Republican Senators Demanding Trump End Border Enforcement

    06/21/2018 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 107 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 6-21-18 | True Pundit Staff
    Thirteen Republican Senators Are Demanding President Trump Halt Immigration Enforcement At The United States-mexico Border Until They Can Pass Legislation Closing A Legal Loophole, Perhaps Leaving The Border Open For Years. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • PAC backing Johnston for governor gets another $1M from Bloomberg ( enemy action in Colorado )

    06/20/2018 6:56:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | June 19, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    A political action committee backing former state Sen. Michael Johnston of Denver for the Democratic nod for governor has received another $1 million dollars from Michael Bloomberg, bringing the wealthy former New York mayor’s total donations to the committee to $2 million. ... The $1 million contribution was the largest that any campaign committee received in the most recent reporting period from May 31 to June 13, according to the secretary of state’s office’s TRACER campaign finance system. Second on the list: another $750,000 from fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder to his gubernatorial campaign, bringing his total...
  • Any thoughts on the upcoming Colorado primary?

    06/15/2018 7:43:18 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 20 replies
    06/15/18 | Me
    From my limited research, it seems likely that Stapleton will win the Republican primary for the Governor's race, and that he'll almost certainly face Polis in November. And then Stapleton will likely lose. Polis has a 5 point edge on him in current polling, but I don't know that any of the other Republican candidates have any better chance. Incidentally, here's each candidate's position on my #1 issue, gun rights: Walker Stapleton Supports teachers voluntarily carrying concealed weapons. Supports repeal of "misguided" 2013 gun control measures limiting magazine size and requiring more background checks. Advocates increased security at schools and...
  • S**t! Horrendous moment freak gust of wind sends portable toilet 100ft into the air as it sprays

    06/15/2018 1:22:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 07:06 EDT, 15 June 2018 | By Rod Ardehali
    Full Title: S**t! Horrendous moment freak gust of wind sends portable toilet 100ft into the air as it sprays 'liquid' on screaming crowd below ____________________________________________________________________________ This is the moment a freak gust of wind sent two Porta Potties flying into the air People were forced to dive for cover after the gust in Commerce City, Colorado Liquid from the two Porta Potties spilled out of the cabin showering those below The freak wind comes months after a wind storm killed a man in the same area