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  • Sheriff says- Martins Beach won’t be arrested ... go around gates locked by billionaire...

    One week after a state appeals court ruled that Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla cannot continue blocking public access to Martins Beach on the coast south of Half Moon Bay, the gate remains padlocked with no-trespassing signs.**snip** But despite Khosla’s apparent defiance of the court in the high-profile case that could affect the public’s ability to visit other beaches across California, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is making clear that it considers the scenic stretch of coastline open. full title -Sheriff says visitors to Martins Beach won’t be arrested if they go around gates locked by billionaire Vinod Khosla
  • California Court Orders Venture Capitalist To Reopen Disputed Beach

    08/12/2017 6:48:58 PM PDT · by ptsal · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | August 11, 2017 | staff
    Siding with surfers and other backers of the public's access to beaches, a California appeals court is ordering a Silicon Valley billionaire to reopen public access to Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay, south of San Francisco. Vinod Khosla, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems who has invested in renewable energy, closed the beach to the public in 2009...On Thursday, a three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal rejected Khosla's appeal. "This is not simply a win for surfers in San Mateo County," said Surfrider Legal Director Angela Howe. "This is a win for all of the beachgoing public...
  • POLL: How do you feel about the Dakota Access Pipeline?

    06/01/2017 1:09:02 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 37 replies
    Headline of the Day Poll How do you feel about the Dakota Access Pipeline? It jeopardizes the water supply and desecrates sacred Sioux land. It is the safest and most environmentally sensitive way to transport crude oil from domestic wells to American consumers.
  • Hillary Clinton aides had access to State Dept. after she left, says key lawmaker

    03/31/2017 7:08:19 AM PDT · by thinden · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 30, 2017 | Malia Zimmerman
    When Hillary Clinton resigned as Secretary of State in 2013, she negotiated continuing access to classified and top-secret documents for herself and six staffers under the designation "research assistants," according to a powerful senator who notes that Clinton was later deemed "extremely careless" with such information. The staff apparently retained access even after Clinton announced her run for President in April 2015 according to Sen Charles Grassley, R- Iowa.....
  • Cuba signs deal for faster internet access to Google content

    12/14/2016 8:14:00 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 December 2016
    Cuba's state-run telecommunications company Etecsa has signed a deal with Google that will enable faster access to content from the American company. Under the deal, the technology giant will install servers in Cuba to improve connectivity speeds to Google services, including Gmail and YouTube. Google and Etecsa have reached their agreement in the final weeks of Barack Obama's presidency. It is not clear whether his successor will change US policies towards Cuba. President Obama restored relations with Cuba earlier this year, after more than five decades of hostility between the two former Cold War rivals. Donald Trump has made arguments...
  • The Dakota Access Pipeline and the rule of law — facts matter

    12/14/2016 7:58:21 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 9 replies
    Oil Pro ^ | 12/12/2016 | Miki Kolobara
    Watching the events and the court case surrounding the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, I appreciate that people are paying attention to any negative environmental impact an oil pipeline may have. At the same time, I cringe at the coverage and the absence of important factual information related to the pipeline’s legal permitting process. When I hear celebrities on the news claim the Dakota Access Pipeline is going through the heart of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s land, I expect the reporters to correct them. The media should tell us that the pipeline follows existing utility easements (including the existing gas...
  • What Dakota Access Pipeline protesters aren't telling you

    11/25/2016 10:38:49 AM PST · by sit-rep · 42 replies
    WDAZ 8 ^ | 11-15-2016 | Shawn McCoy
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—With the help of celebrities and professional activists, protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota attracted international attention. The shouting and violence have drawn sympathy from people who are hearing only one side of the story — the one told by activists. Were the full story to be heard, much, if not all, of that sympathy would vanish.
  • Trump team said it could have done better on press access

    11/16/2016 11:06:59 AM PST · by EveningStar · 60 replies
    AP ^ | November 16, 2016 | Julie Pace and Ken Thomas
    Donald Trump's transition team said Wednesday it could have offered "better communication" after the incoming president emerged from his New York skyscraper Tuesday night for the first time in days and moved about the nation's largest city without a pool of journalists to ensure the public has knowledge of his whereabouts. Trump spent about two hours dining with family at the 21 Club, a restaurant a few blocks from his Trump Tower residence. Journalists were only aware that Trump was leaving home when they spotted a large motorcade pulling away from the building, including an ambulance with lights flashing. Spokesman...
  • Huma Abedin Granted Access To Hillary Based On Clinton Global Initiative Donor Status

    10/26/2016 9:49:13 AM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 26, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    Newly released emails show that Hillary Clinton’s top State Department adviser, Huma Abedin, granted access to the then-secretary of state during overseas diplomatic visits based upon Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) donor status. A Dec. 4, 2012 email obtained by Citizens United and shared exclusively with The Daily Caller shows that Paul McElearney, CGI’s head of member development, emailed Abedin asking if he could meet with Hillary Clinton during her trip to Ireland two days later. Abedin said that she could accommodate McElearney, and he then asked if several other people, including two CGI sponsors, could also meet Clinton. McElearney forwarded...
  • Ron Wyden Discusses Encryption, Data Privacy and Security (warrantless access browser history)

    10/11/2016 11:54:56 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/09/2016 | CECILIA KANG
    Ron Wyden Discusses Encryption, Data Privacy and Security http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/10/10/technology/ron-wyden-discusses-encryption-data-privacy-and-security.html?referer= Q. What is the state of encryption and other security debates on Capitol Hill? A. This is going to be a big, big two months. First, obviously, there are those who want to weaken encryption. They are still at it. Then, the F.B.I. wants authority to circumvent court oversight to obtain Americans’ browsing histories. Third, there is what’s known as Rule 41, where the F.B.I. wants the authority to hack thousands or millions of hacking victims with one warrant from a single judge. "Q: What else is coming up for consideration...
  • Shock UN agreement grants thousands of migrants FREE ACCESS to scores of countries

    09/21/2016 1:43:45 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 36 replies
    Express UK ^ | 09/21/2016 | Patrick Christys
    Shock UN agreement grants thousands of migrants FREE ACCESS to scores of countries | World | News | Daily Express http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/712761/Barack-Obama-United-Nations-UN-Summit-migrant-refugee-pledge-asylum-seeker WORLD Shock UN agreement grants thousands of migrants FREE ACCESS to scores of countries HUNDREDS of thousands of refugees will be granted free access to 50 countries as the global political community agrees to share the burden of the migrant crisis. By Patrick Christys 04:22, Wed, Sep 21, 2016 | UPDATED: 18:06, Wed, Sep 21, 2016
  • Changes in Fort Huachuca access coming in August

    05/03/2015 8:18:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    FORT HUACHUCA — Following the issuance of new orders pertaining to access to Army installations last year, Fort Huachuca officials are preparing to implement a new series of criteria that will affect a majority of people wanting to go onto the post. Beginning Aug. 3, visitors, contractors and anyone else 18 years old or older who want access to Fort Huachuca and do not already have a Department of Defense identification card will be subject to a background check before being allowed access to the post. Military retirees, military family members, Gold Star ID holders and those with a Common...
  • Germany to expand disability rights

    03/28/2015 1:03:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 27 Mar 2015 15:58 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    A representative of the German Labor Ministry went before a UN Committee on Friday to discuss the government’s plan for improved rights for disabled people. Parliamentary state secretary to the Labor Ministry, Gabriele Lösekrug-Möller, went before the committee to explain the government’s plan to put Germany in line with UN standards. […] The government is developing 200 measures aimed at bettering the lives of some 7.5 million Germans living with disabilities. …
  • The great Obamacare-Medicaid bait 'n' switch

    01/12/2015 2:34:59 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 12, 2015 | By Jake Novak
    Hey, are you one of the 9.7 million Americans who have been put onto the Medicaid rolls since 2013 mostly as a result of theAffordable Care Act? Congratulations! But that and $2.75 will get you one ride on the New York City subway. That's because finding a doctor who accepts Medicaid payments – never all that easy to do even before 2013 – is getting harder than ever thanks to a steep drop in reimbursement rates for doctors who treat patients on Medicaid. When I say "steep," I mean it. We're talking an average of 43 percent nationwide and almost...
  • Fort access orders lengthens gate times

    10/28/2014 1:44:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    SierraVista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Motorists traveling on to Fort Huachuca for work in the morning are advised to give themselves more time than usual after a change in policy has resulted in a more thorough check of identification cards for people entering the installation. On Monday morning, congestion at the Main Gate was backed up far enough that drivers were blocking the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail and Fry Boulevard. Sierra Vista police officers issued at least two verbal or written warnings to motorists, and are hoping that driver’s will remember not to block the intersection in the future. After Monday’s...
  • NBC Paid Chelsea Clinton $600,000 to Do Nothing, Basically

    06/14/2014 7:12:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/13/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    Former first child (now with child) Chelsea Clinton had a $600,000 annual contract at NBC News, Politico reports, where she served as a "special correspondent" and was deemed to be mostly useless, if not "one of the most boring people of her era." That deal is over now, but Clinton is still being paid by the network (which has also hired Luke Russert, Meghan McCain, and Jenna Bush ... ) on a month-to-month basis, with complicating factors including her pregnancy and the good odds her mother is running for president. -snip- That work included little of note, either journalistically or...
  • Organizing for Action revamps rules after firing fundraiser

    03/04/2014 10:27:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 4, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Organizing for Action is revamping its fundraising practices and fired a fundraiser amid questions about whether the group was promising access to Obama administration officials in exchange for donations. Samantha Maltzman, a top fundraiser for the Democratic group with strong ties to President Obama, resigned from the organization after NBC News obtained emails between her and Dr. Munr Kazmir, a New Jersey businessman, explicitly listing prices to attend a summit last week with the president. The emails conflicted with a pledge by former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, who wrote in an op-ed last year that “we can't and we...
  • Andrews blocking FR again

    02/10/2014 5:10:08 AM PST · by jagusafr · 20 replies
    Today | Jagusafr
    Here we go again - pulling a week of duty at JB Andrews and they've placed FR on the naughty list. Argh.
  • Limit on Access Stirs Tensions Between White House Photographer and Press Corps

    12/01/2013 7:20:00 PM PST · by Theoria · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 Nov 2013 | Mark Landler
    Few ceremonies at the White House over the last five years have eluded the lens of Pete Souza, President Obama’s chief photographer and almost constant companion. One that did was Mr. Souza’s wedding, which was held last month in the Rose Garden with the president among 35 friends and family members on hand. Permitting a private citizen to use the Rose Garden for a personal event is extraordinarily unusual, and it attests to the deep ties the president and his photographer have forged, as Mr. Souza has shadowed Mr. Obama on virtually every day of his presidency. Now, though, Mr....
  • The Fourth Obamacare Shock Wave Is About To Reach Us

    11/16/2013 7:43:44 PM PST · by tobyhill · 85 replies
    forbes ^ | 11/16/2013 | Jim Powell
    Obamacare is intensifying the doctor shortage – though not in ways that were anticipated. Everybody seems to have expected that Obamacare would sign up some 30 million people who don’t have health insurance, and they would overwhelm doctors’ offices. But these people – especially the young and healthy whose sky-high Obamacare premiums were supposed to finance everybody else’s subsidies – have stayed away. They know a bad deal when they see one. Although the young and healthy aren’t going for Obamacare, the doctor shortage is intensifying, because government intervention generally is making it more expensive and difficult for doctors to...