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  • Utah Man Wins Stay In Looming Federal Bump Stock Ban

    03/22/2019 12:47:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    guns.com ^ | March 22, 2019 | Chris Eger
    The litany of legal challenges to the federal bump stock ban generated an injunction on Thursday.The U.S. 10th Circuit on Thursday issued a temporary stay of the pending federal bump stock ban set to take effect next week. The stay comes in the case of Utah gun rights advocate W. Clark Aposhian, backed by the nonprofit New Civil Liberties Alliance, which takes issue with how government regulators moved to outlaw the devices last year. As such, it blocks enforcement, set to take effect on March 26, only against Aposhian while his case is in the courts. “Today the Court of...
  • UK Refuses Iranian Christian Refugee Because “Christianity Is Too Violent”

    03/21/2019 6:27:49 PM PDT · by MNDude · 48 replies
    The UK refused entry by a Christian refugee from Iran noting on their decision that Christian “is too violent.” Meanwhile, the UK welcomed 400 ISIS fighters back home into the country in 2017. The U.K. government agency in charge of immigration has come under fire for denying political asylum to an Iranian convert to Christianity and explaining its decision on its contention that the religion is not peaceful. The Iranian man had said in his asylum petition that he converted to Christianity because it was a “peaceful” religion. The U.K. Home Office, which oversees immigration and passports, among other things,...
  • Big Time Hiring in Wyoming: $29-$37/hr

    03/21/2019 6:55:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    KGAB-AM ^ | March 21, 2019 | Glenn Woods
    Wyoming oil fields are going through another big time boom, and they have sent out the call for workers. The hours are long. The work is hard. The pay is huge. According to the oil industry website Oilfield Job Shop: Bilfinger Westcon, Inc. is hiring for the following at our Crestwood job site located in Douglas, WY: Night Shift (starting 4/1): Pipefitter Foreman: $33/hour, Pipefitter A: $30/hour, Pipefitter Helper: $25/hour, Rig Welders: $37/hour $15/hour rig rate, Riggers: $29/hour, Operator B: $31/hour, $100/day worked per diem. Bilfinger Westcon is a growing, diverse, full-service industrial general contractor headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota...
  • South Carolina Firm Plans $2M Mississippi Branch, Hiring 20

    03/21/2019 11:35:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | March 20, 2019 | The Associated Press
    GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A South Carolina meat company is investing $2 million to open a warehouse in Mississippi's Delta region, hiring 20 people. Blue Ridge Foods announced Tuesday that it has bought a warehouse in Greenwood to expand distribution and reach suppliers west of the Mississippi River.
  • Google launches hiring spree for new Stadia video gaming platform

    03/21/2019 9:32:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Silicon Valley Business Journal ^ | March 20, 2019 | Luke Stangel
    Google on Tuesday posted two dozen new jobs for Stadia, the company’s multimillion-dollar bet on the future of Internet-based video gaming. The new roles span the globe, as Google looks for people with game industry experience in Mountain View, Canada, Germany, Taiwan and Japan. One job listing, for a game producer in Mountain View, asked for applicants with a minimum of five years experience working on shipped video game titles and a “passion for games, an understanding of the industry and the knowledge of what makes great interactive entertainment.” Stadia is a new service that allows anyone to play graphics-intensive...
  • ISPs in AU and NZ start censoring the internet without legal precedent

    03/19/2019 9:09:05 AM PDT · by MNDude · 17 replies
    Several websites including Voat, ZeroHedge, Archive.is, LiveLeak, and others have been blocked in Australia and New Zealand in direct contravention to civil liberties that citizens are supposed to have. The biggest of these internet providers, Telstra, has published a blog post defending their censorship action – even acknowledging that free speech has been sacrificed by company decision:
  • Virginia Toll Operator’s Losses Flash Red Light For New Toll Lanes

    03/15/2019 10:15:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    StreetsBlog USA ^ | September 13, 2018 | Ben Ross
    Washington, D.C. is the nation’s capital — and its suburbs could be moving towards becoming the nation’s capital of privately owned express toll lanes. The Virginia side of the Potomac has placed a big bet on such roadways, with 14 miles of pay lanes in the middle of the region’s famous Beltway, reversible toll lanes along 29 miles of I-95, and construction under way on three more highway segments. Last September, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced an even more ambitious plan for his side of the river, covering 77 miles of the Beltway and I-270. If these plans go forward,...
  • The Jeep Grand Cherokee You Never Knew: Inside Russia’s Wild '90s and the SUV That Ruled Its Roads

    03/12/2019 10:05:07 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 21 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | March 12, 2019 | Misha Lann
    On a cold afternoon in late January, I pulled into an industrial side-street of Saint Petersburg. There, I met with a man who I’ll refer to as “Oleg.” Oleg drives a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ—an “Orvis Edition” with a 5.2-liter V8. As we stood chatting by the hood of his car, many heads turned, and a fair share of strangers offered their thumbs up. A few others asked if the car was for sale, to which Oleg responded, ominously: “takiye mashini ne prodayutsya” (“cars like this don’t go up for sale”). In America, the Grand Cherokee ZJ is at...
  • Trump MAGA flag stirs controversy in The Villages

    03/09/2019 5:44:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    KSAZ-TV ^ | March 8, 2019 | Valerie Boey, FOX 35 Orlando
    THE VILLAGES, Fla. (FOX 35 Orlando) - A "Make America Great Again" flag is causing some controversy in a Florida retirement community. At The Villages, a resident proudly displays the pro-President Donald Trump flag in their yard, right below the American flag. A neighbor, who goes by the name Colonel, says he likes it. "Mr. Trump is our president. We should be supporting our president. Whomever the president is. I supported the previous president and all the others regardless of party." he said.
  • Hawaii Lawmakers Want Congress To Weigh 2nd Amendment Repeal

    03/07/2019 4:00:34 PM PST · by PROCON · 84 replies
    guns.com ^ | March 7, 2019 | Chris Eger
    Backers of the measure want Congress to clarify the constitutional right to bear arms (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)A group of Hawaii state legislators wants Congress to repeal the right to bear arms — or at least specify that it is not an individual right. The resolution filed Tuesday in the Hawaiian Senate, SCR42, is backed by freshman state Sen. Stanley Chang, best known for defeating the chamber’s last Republican in 2016. Chang’s measure, which has four co-sponsors, would request Washington discuss either scrapping the Second Amendment altogether or clarifying that it only applies to organizations such as state militias. Chang, a...
  • Rural Sheriff’s Ominous Warning: “LOCK YOUR DOORS, LOAD YOUR GUNS, GET A BARKING, BITING DOG” (TR)

    03/06/2019 3:08:58 PM PST · by Perseverando · 107 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | March 5, 2019 | Michale Snyder
    Is this a sign of what is coming for the rest of the nation? In Martin County, Kentucky times are very tough right now. Thanks to severe budget cutbacks, there are only two paid law enforcement officers covering a deeply impoverished 231-square-mile area that sits right in the heart of America’s raging opioid crisis. Needless to say, Martin County Sheriff John Kirk feels greatly outnumbered by the thieves, sexual predators and drug dealers that he has to contend with on a daily basis, and he recently issued a very ominous warning to the citizens of his county… Before making a...

    03/06/2019 9:27:35 AM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 13 replies
    I'm getting tired of this crap of his. Who will it be? Any familiar house member will be too afraid like the rest of them. A no name protest candidate means the seat is gone. Trump will be on the ballot which should help. As for Tillis He could have waited until his 2nd term to start playing games but like Mr. Flake he seems to be afraid of those he needs to stand up to-just like the fictional house member that needs to step up. Hickenlooper(Co.) will run for Gardner's seat once he realizes going for POTUS will leave...
  • Chicago Dilutes Right to Vote by Designating Illegal Alien ID Card as a Registration Document

    03/06/2019 7:14:38 AM PST · by PBRCat · 28 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | March 2, 2019 | Dan Cadman
    Chicago's new identification card, created with illegal aliens in mind, is being deemed acceptable by the State of Illinois for voter registration purposes. First, let me say without a shadow of a doubt that there is no instant "trigger" when an alien registers to vote, and the implication that an alien will therefore instantly be deported is risible. Even more risible is the assertion that checking a box attesting to citizenship will meaningfully deter illegal voting by aliens. That defies human nature. Since when has any fraudster been held back by the notion that he or she must lie on...
  • Waco Uncovered.The story of an American Tragedy almost four years later. Bandidos side of Twin Peaks

    03/03/2019 5:59:00 PM PST · by Elderberry · 20 replies
    Second episode of Waco Uncovered. The Bandidos Side of the Tragedy. We had the Cossacks side on episode one and now we dive into the lead up to Waco. The only trial which has been held connected to Twin Peaks and blatant Prosecutor Misconduct. We will explore the Cossack Side, Bandidos Side as well as the aftermath.
  • Garret Talks To Jonathan Sparks, Tucson Man Attacked For Wearing MAGA Hat

    03/03/2019 2:46:51 PM PST · by \/\/ayne · 8 replies
    KNST Radio ^ | Feb. 22, 2019 | Garret Lewis
    Audio: Jonathan talked about how he was attacked for wearing a MAGA hat while walking on 4th Ave...by a 42-year-old man that was a legislative aide to Raúl Grijalva.
  • Deep State Bureaucrat Scott Bennett triggered No MAGA Hat Needed

    02/28/2019 1:05:19 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 7 replies
    youtube and ugetube ^ | 02/28/19 | me
    Deep State Bureaucrat AR Dept of Transport Director Scott Bennett mocks/tries to bully taxpayer.) Ugetube version Deep State Bureaucrat Scott Bennett triggered No MAGA Hat Needed)
  • Waco Biker Prosecutions Continue to Fall Apart as Last Set of Original Indictments Dismissed

    02/26/2019 3:52:39 PM PST · by Elderberry · 47 replies
    Reason ^ | 2/26/2019 | Brian Doherty
    Nearly four years ago, over 170 people were arrested after a violent altercation outside a meeting of motorcycle club members at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, was swarmed by police, who had already surrounded the meeting before anything untoward occurred. Nine people were killed and 18 wounded in the melee. This week, the last of the initial set of charges was dropped after a special prosecutorial team didn't like what it saw. From the start, lawyers and others pointed out that it was very unlikely indeed that all the arrested had committed any crimes at all, and that...
  • Austal hiring hundreds of 'experienced' ship builders, vets [Alabama]

    02/24/2019 3:02:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WPMI-TV ^ | February 22, 2019 | Cassie Fambro|
    Mobile, AL (WPMI) — Austal began building littoral combat ship 30 today, the future USS Canberra, named for the capital city of Australia, home of Austal’s parent company. With 8 LCSs on the way right afterward, hundreds of hands are needed, according to vice president of human resources at Austal Don Keeler. “Well paying positions, we are looking for experienced workers who have shipbuilding experience that can come here quickly, all they have to do is go to Austaljobs.com, look for the jobs that match their skills and apply,” said Keeler. For veterans, there’s a special opportunity coming up on...
  • Updated snow storm status report from City of Prescott, Feb. 22 (AZ)

    02/22/2019 7:02:47 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 47 replies
    The Daily Courier ^ | February 22, 2019 | City of Prescott
    Below is the latest Snow Event Status Report from the City of Prescott (Updated 5:00 p.m., Feb. 22, 2019) • Generally, conditions are improving in the City of Prescott. There very little measurable snowfall in the past 12 hours. As of 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, over 20 inches of snow has accumulated at City Hall (unofficial). Snow accumulation at Goldwater Lake stands at 36 inches.
  • Jussie Smollett may be responsible for the threatening letter mailed to him at 'Empire' studios

    02/19/2019 7:13:33 PM PST · by TBP · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 19, 2019 | Aaron Colen
    Federal investigators are looking into whether 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett is responsible for a threatening letter that was addressed to him and sent to show's Chicago studio about a week before he was allegedly attacked, according to ABC News. The letter is currently being analyzed in an FBI crime lab, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service is also investigating the situation, according to federal officials. Two Nigerian brothers, Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, who were persons of interest in the attack, told authorities that Smollett paid them to stage the attack after getting mad that the threatening letter didn't get as...