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  • Stanford Study Reveals California Pensions Underfunded By $1 Trillion Or $93k Per Household

    12/03/2016 7:06:36 AM PST · by george76 · 66 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier today the Kersten Institute for Governance and Public Policy highlighted an updated pension study, released by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, which revealed some fairly startling realities about California's public pension underfunding levels. After averaging $77,700 per household in 2014, the amount of public pension underfunding for the state of California jumped to a staggering $92,748 per household in 2015. But don't worry, we're sure pension managers can grow their way out of the problem...hedge fund returns have been stellar recently, right? Stanford University’s pension tracker database pegs the market value of California’s total pension debt at...
  • Largest all-female expedition braves Antarctica to fight inequality, climate change

    11/29/2016 9:29:09 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 186 replies
    Largest all-female expedition braves Antarctica to fight inequality, climate change By Umberto Bacchi LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The largest all-female expedition to Antarctica, comprising 76 scientists, is due to set sail from Argentina on Friday in a quest to promote women in science and highlight the impact of climate change on the planet. The international team will brave sub-zero temperatures to undergo a 20-day bootcamp on the frozen continent aimed at developing their leadership skills and challenging male dominance of senior scientific roles. Women make up only 28 percent of the world's researchers and are particularly under-represented at senior...
  • Anonymous Released Bill Clinton Video

    11/20/2016 4:12:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/11/16 | Anonymous
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ayHf7qbZGA
  • Obama administration bars new oil, gas exploration off Alaska

    11/18/2016 10:27:57 AM PST · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    trust.org ^ | 11/18/16 | reuters
    WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday blocked the sale of new permits to drill oil and gas in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off Alaska, in a win for environmental groups that had fought against development in the fragile region.
  • Doanld J. Trump May Hand Sarah Palin The Keys to Nation’s Public Lands, Wildlife

    11/14/2016 2:16:41 PM PST · by drewh · 239 replies
    ewg.org/enviroblog ^ | Monday, November 14, 2016 | By Alex Formuzis, Sr VP Communications and Strategic Campaigns
    "Drill, baby, drill!” During her bid for vice president in 2008, that was Sarah Palin's crowd-pleasing chant promoting her energy policy. Now the pithy catchphrase – and the former Alaska governor herself – could make a comeback. News reports say Palin is on President-elect Donald Trump's short list to head the Interior Department. As secretary of the interior, she'd be in charge of overseeing oil drilling, uranium mining and other energy extraction on 500 million acres of public land, including iconic national parks like the Grand Canyon. The pro-mining policies Trump and Palin could be expected to bring to Interior...
  • Alaska officer ‘ambushed’ and shot multiple times, police say

    11/13/2016 3:22:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/16 | Amy B Wang
    An Alaska police officer was “ambushed” and shot multiple times in downtown Anchorage early Saturday morning, according to the Anchorage Police Department. The officer is undergoing emergency surgery and expected to survive, while the man suspected of shooting the officer was killed at the scene, police said. “It’s horrific. It is really sad,” Anchorage Police Chief Chris Tolley said in a recorded statement about the attack, noting that he had seen video of the incident. Although the department did not release details about the wounded officer, Tolley referred to him as a man.
  • [November 12, 2016] Update: Attack on Anchorage police officer a 'clear' ambush, chief says

    <p>A gunman repeatedly shot an Alaska police officer in an ambush early Saturday morning as the officer lay on the ground near his police cruiser, Anchorage police said.</p>
  • Remarkably, Sarah Palin Plays Goldwater in Trump’s Reagan Revolution

    11/10/2016 6:33:38 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 35 replies
    Libertarian Republic ^ | Nov. 10, 2016 | Josh Guckert
    Conservative columnist George Will is often keen on saying that Barry Goldwater, the man who suffered one of the most catastrophic defeats in American political history, was actually the victor. Will often states that, “We — 27,178,188 of us — who voted for him in 1964 believe he won, it just took 16 years to count the votes.” Will is of course referring to the massive landslide which Ronald Reagan won in 1980, thus leading to a phenomenon known as the “Reagan Revolution.” Un-coincidentally, Goldwater gave Reagan his start in politics with the former’s failed presidential campaign. Reagan famously made...
  • Trump’s Transition Team Considers Sarah Palin For Possible Cabinet Spot

    11/10/2016 3:32:19 PM PST · by kevcol · 104 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 10, 2016 | Chris White
    President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is seriously discussing the possibility of giving former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin a cabinet position, Politico reported Wednesday. The Trump campaign is floating the idea of tapping the former Alaskan governor as Trump’s interior secretary. Palin has made no secret about her interest in holding a position in a Trump administration.
  • Complete 2016 Alaska general election results (Democrat comes in 4th place)

    11/09/2016 10:58:13 AM PST · by Ravi · 12 replies
    ADN ^ | 11/9/16 | ADN
    Craig, Breck A. NA 2004 0.80% Gianoutsos, Ted NA 1377 0.55% Metcalfe, Ray DEM 27830 11.12% Miller, Joe LIB 73876 29.52% Murkowski, Lisa REP 110226 44.05% Stock, Margaret NA 34400 13.75%
  • Alaska Called for Donald Trump

    11/09/2016 6:50:15 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 67 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9 November 2016 | The pundit class
    Go to this site, Politico or any of the others featuring presidential maps. They have finally called Alaska for Donald Trump, not that the result was ever in doubt, but it just shows the bile of the media. Meanwhile, Arizona is still in doubt even with Trump's solid lead. So is Michigan, Minnesota and New Hampshire, with Hillary holding a steady but still narrow lead in only the last two.And didn't Trump actually win one electoral vote in Maine's 2nd congressional district? Or is that still undecided? Maine is solid Clinton colored.Does it really kill them that much to admit...
  • Native Americans Join Coalition Seeking Federal Leases for Oil and Gas Production at Alaska’s North…

    10/31/2016 4:38:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 31, 2016 | 2:08 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    The Arctic Energy Center announced last week that a coalition of Alaskans are petitioning the federal government to grant leases for oil and gas exploration and production in and offshore of the North Slope, including the Inupiat tribe. “Arctic Ińupiat Offshore (AIO) announced today that it is joining the Arctic Coalition, a collection of 21 Alaskan and nationwide organizations that support responsible energy development in and off the coast of Alaska,” the announcement stated. “The group is calling on the Obama administration to listen to the views and perspectives of Alaska residents and keep Alaska’s Arctic offshore acreage in the...
  • WW3: 'Get ready for Russian invasion' Americans in Alaska told to prep

    10/18/2016 9:41:39 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 173 replies
    Daily Star (UK) ^ | 10/16/16 | Rachel O'Donoghue
    An unnamed former senior military officer has apparently claimed all evidence shows Russian submarines will enter the US via the small village of Wasilla, in Alaska. According to the ex-Navy brass, the stretch of coastline is totally unprotected and would be ideal to stage an attack from. He said: “Our feeling in the Navy was that Obama had turned Alaska into a defenseless area that will serve as a forward base of operations when World War III begins. “We are the verge of being invaded from Alaska all the way down into Canada and eventually the Northwest.”
  • Trump campaign left out of Alaska voter guide

    10/18/2016 8:14:34 AM PDT · by Coronal · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2016 | Reid Wilson
    Alaskans won’t find any information about Donald Trump in their voter’s guide this year, after the GOP presidential nominee's campaign failed to submit biographical data and a candidate statement. The voter guide, which hit mailboxes this weekend, includes candidate statements from Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, Green Party nominee Jill Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, the Constitution Party nominee and an independent candidate. But state elections officials say the Trump campaign and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson did not submit materials ahead of an Aug. 30 deadline.
  • Alaska town votes to change its name to Inupiat Eskimo name [Barrow]

    10/14/2016 9:40:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 14, 2016 11:13 PM EDT | Rachel D’Oro
    Residents in the nation’s northernmost community have voted to change the name of the Alaska town to its traditional Inupiat Eskimo name. A slight majority of voters in the largely Inupiat city of Barrow approved efforts to change the community’s name to Utqiagvik (oot-GHAR-vik) in their local election Oct. 4. The vote was tight, with 381 in favor of the name change and 375 against it. “Basically, it reinforces the cultural identity of the people,” said Mayor Bob Harcharek, who is not Native. He noted that early day missionaries set up schools in the area where students were forbidden to...
  • Asian Metal Found in Alaska Reveals Trade Centuries Before European Contact

    10/02/2016 2:15:35 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 41 replies
    http://westerndigs.org/ ^ | September 29, 2016 | Blake de Pastino
    A bronze buckle and a cylindrical metal bead found in Alaska are the first hard evidence of trade between Asia and the indigenous peoples of the North American Arctic, centuries before contact with Europeans, archaeologists say. An analysis of the artifacts has shown that they were smelted in East Asia out of lead, copper, and tin, before finding their way to an indigenous village some 700 years ago.
  • Rash of Unsolved Homicides Puts People on Edge in Anchorage (9 in 2016; possible serial killer)

    09/02/2016 3:33:04 PM PDT · by seacapn · 11 replies
    Associated Press via ABC News ^ | Sep 2, 2016, 6:07 PM ET | Rachel d'Oro
    A rash of unsolved outdoor homicides in Alaska's largest city is putting residents on edge. Altogether, the deaths of nine people who were killed on Anchorage trails, parks and isolated streets since January remain unsolved — among them three cases involving two victims each. "It's terrifying," said Jennifer Hazen, a longtime resident who lives near Valley of the Moon Park, where two people were found dead early Sunday, one of them on a park bike trail. Hazen walks in the park regularly, and finds some comfort in knowing the unsolved homicides occurred in the middle of the night when she...
  • Montana plane crash kills 'Ice Road Truckers' TV show star

    08/29/2016 9:34:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/29/2016
    <p>MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A plane crash in western Montana has killed a star of the History channel reality show "Ice Road Truckers" and another man.</p> <p>History spokeswoman Susan Ievoli confirmed Monday that 52-year-old Darrell Ward died Sunday in the fiery crash on the shoulder of Interstate 90, southeast of Missoula.</p>
  • Alaska Court’s Ruling on Abortion and Parental Notification Hurts Teens

    08/17/2016 6:14:33 AM PDT · by milton23 · 38 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/16/16 | Jana Minich & Elizabeth Slattery
    Hillary Kieft grew worried when her daughter didn’t arrive from school on the bus as usual. After she called the school to find out what was wrong, a school nurse pulled into her driveway with the daughter (let’s call her “Kelly”) in tow. The nurse explained that she had taken Kelly for counseling after school, according to LifeNews.com, which reported on the Kieft story. But, in fact, the nurse took Kelly to have an abortion. In New Zealand—where the Kieft family lives—it is completely legal for a minor to have an abortion without her parents’ knowledge. Parents like Hillary Kieft...
  • Emails reveal Hillary’s shocking pay-for-play scheme

    08/10/2016 6:58:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 9, 2016 | Daniel Halper and Bob Fredericks
    Hillary Clinton put the State Department up for sale, with top aides pulling strings and doing favors for fat-cat donors to the Clinton Foundation — including a shady billionaire, according to smoking-gun emails released Tuesday. The stunning revelations include how wealthy contributors seeking influence or prestigious government gigs could fork over piles of cash to get access to Clinton’s inner circle, including top aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. ... Chagoury is a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire who gave the Clinton Foundation between $1 million and $5 million. In 2009, he also pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative. The construction...
  • Feds to Alaska: Stop killing bears and wolves on our land

    08/06/2016 6:14:30 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 4 | Karin Brulliard
    Alaska has long allowed authorities and hunters to kill bears and wolves on national wildlife refuges as part of what it called an “intensive predator management” program. Approved methods included shooting wolves and their pups in dens, using bait to hunt bears, killing mother bears with their cubs — and one made famous by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin: gunning down wildlife from helicopters. That’s now about to change. In defiance of several Alaska officials, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved regulations that ban nearly all predator hunting on national wildlife refuges that is not approved by the federal...
  • Moody’s Downgrades Alaska

    07/26/2016 6:43:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Alaska’s credit rating was downgraded by Moody’s Investors Services, in the midst of its multi-billion-dollar deficit. Moody’s dropped the Last Frontier’s general obligation rating from Aa1 to Aa2. The outlook remains negative, according to the bond credit rating business. This marks the 49th State’s third credit decline from leading global credit rating agencies, that includes downgrades by Standard and Poor’s Rating Services and Fitch Ratings. ... In addition, Moody’s downgraded Alaska’s lease-appropriation bonds to Aa3 from Aa2, along with its moral obligation bonds to A1 from Aa3. These two bonds are consistently ranked one to two grades lower than the...
  • Mysterious New Whale Species Discovered in Alaska

    07/26/2016 1:44:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Nationak Geographic ^ | JULY 26, 2016 | Craig Welch
    Scientists say a dead whale on a desolate beach and a skeleton hanging in a high school gym are a new species. Yet experts have never seen one alive.Like many good mysteries, this one started with a corpse, but the body in question was 24 feet (7.3 meters) long. The remains floated ashore in June of 2014, in the Pribilof Islands community of St. George, a tiny oasis of rock and grass in the middle of Alaska's Bering Sea. A young biology teacher spotted the carcass half-buried in sand on a desolate windswept beach. He alerted a former fur seal...
  • Trump Offers Jaw Droppingly Dumb Reason Why Sarah Palin Wasn’t Invited To GOP Convention

    07/14/2016 7:50:38 PM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 121 replies
    Politicus USA ^ | 7/14/16 | Easley
    Donald Trump is claiming that he didn't invite Sarah Palin to the Republican convention because Alaska is too far away from Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Speakers at Donald Trump’s Convention: Tim Tebow, Peter Thiel, But No Sarah Palin?

    07/14/2016 12:23:43 AM PDT · by iowamark · 126 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 13, 2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    CLEVELAND — A night highlighting the tragedy in Benghazi, Libya. An appearance by onetime football star Tim Tebow. A presentation detailing former President Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct. Donald J. Trump, the presumptive nominee, has been promising a different kind of Republican National Convention, and plans obtained by The New York Times show that he is eager to put his showbiz stamp on the party’s gathering, even as he struggles to attract A-list talent. The roster of speakers obtained by The Times, and confirmed by two people with direct knowledge of the convention planning, reveals a lineup lacking many of the...
  • 10 Top Republicans Sitting Out the RNC Convention

    07/13/2016 9:02:03 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Trump-resistant and election battling Republicans including two former Presidents, two former Republican nominees, and several former 2016 presidential hopefuls are offering up excuses for why they will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, notably among them a break with a history of former Presidents attending their party’s convention. Here are ten of the most prominent Republicans who say they’ll skip out on the convention and a few more who will or maybe won’t.
  • AP Pic Of Biden Trashing American Flag Up On Yahoo

    09/07/2008 5:53:17 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 84 replies · 557+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08/28/2008 | (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., his wife, Jill, center, and Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., applaud during talk on the final night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
  • Shapiro's Fiery Speech At Western Conservative Summit: People Who Sacrifice Conservatism On The

    07/04/2016 10:52:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 7/3/16 | Robert Kraychuck
    The Western Conservative Summit, organized by the Centennial Institute of Colorado Christian University, convened this weekend, with luminaries speaking including prospective GOP nominee Donald Trump, Senators Ben Sasse and Tom Cotton, former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, TV star Phil Robertson, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, radio hosts Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, and Erick Erickson, and Daily Wire Editor-in Chief Ben Shapiro. The video of Shapiro's previous appearance at the summit two years ago is the most widely-viewed video of any speech ever given at the summit, and this time was no different; of all the speeches given, Shapiro's speech was...
  • Alaska’s Cable Company Wants to Put The Whole State on Welfare So It’ll Have Customers

    07/03/2016 7:53:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2016 | Brian McNicoll
    Things are not going all that well for Ron Duncan.Duncan, 62, who made $3.4 million last year as CEO of GCI, the cable and communications firm that dominates Alaska, has had recent troubles with mouthy executives and new competition from Japan. More seriously, GCI lost $26 million in 2015, nearly $9 million in the fourth quarter alone – after which he said, paraphrasing Custer no doubt: “We finished 2015 on strong operational footing, which sets us up to capitalize on opportunities in 2016.”But his real problem will come when the Alaska legislature declines to continue to fund his gravy train....
  • Palin To #NeverTrump: ‘You’re Either With Us Or You’re Against Us’

    07/01/2016 9:18:15 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1 Jul 2016 | Michelle Moons
    2008 Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin blasted supporters of the #NeverTrump faction from a stage Friday in Denver for fueling Hillary Clinton’s path to victory with “dynamite” as she called them on the carpet, “You’re either with us or you’re against us.” “It doesn’t matter to the beltway bubble boys and girls which side actually wins elections as long as they get to keep their titles and their ratings and their power and their purses full, they win and we lose,” explained Palin. “Hillary thanks them because she cannot win without them.”
  • 'Pray. Vote. Engage': Franklin Graham prayer rally in Juneau today [Paper Makes It About Sex]

    07/01/2016 4:44:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    JuneauEmpire.com ^ | 6/29/16 | LISA PHU
    As the Juneau Assembly considers a city ordinance that would protect the rights of all, including those in the LGBTQ community, a religious group that thinks homosexuality is “sinful” is holding a prayer rally in the capital city Friday... .....According to its “Statement of Faith,” BGEA believes “... marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.” Rhoads said homosexuality is considered “sinful.” “The good news is you can be forgiven of all that and that’s what Franklin would want to say. Most people want to talk about what the Bible is against; the Bible is...
  • Gov. Chris Christie is touting Grover Norquist's support of 23-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike

    06/29/2016 8:55:02 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/29/16 | BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI
    TRENTON, New Jersey — Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday touted an anti-tax crusader's endorsement of a proposed 23-cent- per-gallon gasoline tax hike along with a sales tax cut, sweeping aside objections raised by Democratic leaders in the state Senate and voicing confidence that the measure would be passed in that chamber. Christie all but dared lawmakers not to act on his plan during a statehouse news conference, a day after the Assembly passed the plan to pay for a $2 billion a year transportation trust fund for eight years. The fund runs out of borrowing authority Friday, and Christie's...
  • Sarah Palin: Happy Brexit prevails!

    06/24/2016 12:37:43 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 71 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | June 24, 2016 | Sarah Palin
    Time out between kids soccer games to tune in to good news of UK voting to leave the European Union - choosing independence from global special interests and affirming status that controls its own borders and protects its own people. Happy Brexit prevails!
  • Flight diverted to Sea-Tac after man allegedly tries to kiss sleeping teen

    06/22/2016 8:20:07 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 21, 2016 | Q13 FOX News Staff
    SEATTLE — An Alaska Airlines flight from Portland to Anchorage was diverted to Sea-Tac Airport Tuesday after a man was accused of having unwanted contact with a 16-year-old girl next to him on the plane, Sea-Tac spokesman Perry Cooper said. Alaska Flight 137 was diverted to Sea-Tac at about 2 p.m. A 23-year-old man from California was arrested upon landing, Cooper said, after he allegedly tried to kiss a sleeping 16-year-old girl sitting next to him on the flight. When the incident happened, the pilot was notified and at that point the plane was diverted to Sea-Tac, Cooper said. The...
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison praises Hillary Rodham Clinton (Texans, this will make your day)

    03/28/2009 5:45:16 AM PDT · by devane617 · 99 replies · 1,820+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 03/28/2009 | Gromer Jeffers Jr
    During an emotional moment at the Dallas Women's Museum, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison praised Hillary Rodham Clinton for "keeping a confident face" during the 2008 presidential campaign when "you were getting so many disappointments." "You were completely devastated and you never let it show on your face," Hutchison said during the forum. "That character is why you are secretary of state today."
  • Former AZ Democrat, Felon, Charged with First Degree Murder in Alaska

    06/13/2016 5:50:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the most deadly of assaults is a surprise attack from someone who has gained the trust of the victim.  The Thugee of India perfected this technique over hundreds of years and are believed to have murdered more than a million people.  An attack reminiscent of Thugee, involving a former Arizona Democrat legislator, has been reported in Alaska.  The former Democrat legislator, Mark De Simone or Desimone, resigned from his legislative seat after being accused of domestic violence eight years ago. He was originally from New York.  From juneauempire.com: Mark De Simone, a 53-year-old man couch surfing in...
  • Governor Sarah Palin • Orlando Islamic Terror Attack

    06/12/2016 7:57:44 PM PDT · by Bratch · 16 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | Sarah Palin via iizthatiiz
    PROFOUND SORROW FOR VICTIMS; AMERICANS MUST HAVE MEANS TO PROTECT AGAINST ISLAMIC TERROR Tremendous sorrow is shared with all those affected by the horror witnessed in Florida. May GodÂ’s grace envelope victimsÂ’ loved ones. From across the nation, our prayers join yours for peace. The solution to these Islamic attacks that would hurl us toward transforming into an intensely. frightened, cowering nation? NO, it is not more "gun control" that further strips us of the responsibility and means to protect the innocent. The solution begins with acknowledging the threat, for it creates a dark and deadly situation for every American...
  • My thoughts on life after the horrific Orlando shootings

    06/12/2016 3:28:57 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 39 replies
    Patheos.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | Bristol Palin
    In light of the two recent events in Florida, with the shooting at the nightclub and the murder of Christina Grimmie, I feel compelled to share my thoughts on the greater scope of life and how precious it is. With the recent birth of our daughter, and starting a new chapter with Dakota; I am now, more than ever, seeing that each moment in life is a blessing. It was just announced that the shooting at the nightclub was a terrorist attack with now 50 people dead and 53 injured. This is the worst mass shooting in our history. My...
  • Exclusive-Sarah Palin On Orlando Islamic Terror Attack:"The Solution Begins With (Shortened)

    06/12/2016 2:33:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | Breitbart News
    In an exclusive statement to Breitbart News on the Orlando shooting at a gay nightclub on Saturday night by a gunman who pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin expressed “profound sorrow for the victims” and affirmed that “Americans must have the means to protect against Islamic terror.”
  • Ninth Circuit Court: No Second Amendment Right to Conceal a Firearm

    06/09/2016 8:54:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 9, 2016 | Liz Sheld
    The Ninth Circuit Court has upheld the ruling of the lower court in the Edward Peruta v. County of San Diego case and affirmed the Second Amendment does not include a right to conceal a firearm. The Peruta case challenged the legality of denying permits to conceal and carry a firearm unless the applicant for a permit has "good reason" to do so. A three-judge panel initially ruled that the San Diego County Sheriff's Department did not have the right to deny the permit. The case was subsequently heard by the entire Ninth Circuit Court and their decision was...
  • 9th Court of Appeals - "No constitutional right to concealed carry"

    06/09/2016 11:02:03 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 113 replies
    NBC ^ | June 9,2016
  • Young MALE Sprinter Wins All-State Honors in WOMEN'S Track and Field

    06/06/2016 6:40:39 AM PDT · by xzins · 116 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jun 6th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Gee, who could have seen this coming? A transgender male won all-state honors in women’s track and field in Alaska this week. Haines senior Nattaphon Wangyot, who self-identifies as a woman, finished fifth in the 100 and third in the 200 at the girls state track meet. The Daily Caller reported, via CBS Local: http://www.ktva.com/high-school-runner-brings-spotlight-to-alaska-transgender-policy-432/ High school girls in Alaska are crying foul after a male sprinter took home all-state honors in girls’ track and field. According to local reports, it was the first time in Alaskan history that a male athlete competed in the girls’ state championships. Haines senior...
  • Spike in Alaska wildfires is worsening global warming, US says

    06/02/2016 4:37:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | June 2, 2016 | by Suzanne Goldenberg
    The devastating rise in Alaska's wildfires is making global warming even worse than scientists expected, US government researchers said on Wednesday. The sharp spike in Alaska's wildfires, where more than 5 million acres burned last year, are destroying a main buffer against climate change: the carbon-rich boreal forests, tundra and permafrost that have served as an enormous carbon sink. Northern wildfires must now be recognised as a significant driver of climate change - and not just a side-effect, according to the report from the US Geological Survey. The USGS warned last year that Alaska could lose about a quarter of...
  • List of Republicans planning to skip Cleveland convention

    05/30/2016 12:59:00 PM PDT · by Salman · 139 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Fox
    The following is a list of prominent Republicans who say they’re not planning to attend the Republican National Convention -- based on responses from their offices and previously published reports: Former President George W. Bush Former President George H.W. Bush 2008 Republican presidential nominee and Arizona Sen. John McCain 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Kansas Sen....
  • Paul Ryan on Sarah Palin Supporting Primary Challenger:Outside Agitators Will Do What They’re Going

    05/24/2016 6:31:28 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 May 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he’s used to “outside agitators,” in reference to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s endorsement of his primary challenger in Wisconsin’s 1st District, Paul Nehlen. “I’m used to that sort of thing,” Ryan responded when asked about the possibility of Palin campaigning in his district, during an interview on Politico’s Off Message podcast. “Outside agitators are going to do what they’re going to do.” “They know I’m sincere,” Ryan said of his constituents. Palin endorsed Nehlen, Ryan’s primary challenger, earlier this month after Ryan refused to endorse presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
  • They’re Coming For Your Home

    05/23/2016 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    They’re coming for your home. Right now. I suggest you save it. I can guide you, but you must do exactly as I say. Except, this isn’t The Matrix. You’re no actor, like Keanu Reeves, playing a distraught programmer-hacker named “Neo.” Nor am I an actor, like Laurence Fishburne, playing your guide “Morpheus.” This is real life, baby. Your home or apartment—and the neighborhood in which you live—is under siege. “Agents”—sans black glasses and black business suits—who work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have written a new regulation called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) that...
  • Abolish the Department of Justice

    05/22/2016 3:29:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2016 | Bruce Walker
    The Obama Justice Department has revealed its final descent into naked politics and totalitarian bullying. Lois Lerner and Hillary Clinton, two transparently guilty criminals whose crimes are compounded by the fact that both are also lawyers, will face no indictments and no prosecution. The corrupt bosses of the Veterans Administration likewise face no sanction at all despite the manifest criminality of their actions. Lying under oath to Congress, failing to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests, conspiring to obstruct justice, and many other clear wrongdoings permeate almost every single crevice of the Obama administration, and yet no one who...
  • Sen. Tom Cotton: U.S. has 'under-incarceration problem'

    05/20/2016 10:58:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | May 19, 2016 | NICK GASS
    Sen. Tom Cotton on Thursday slammed his colleagues' efforts to pass sweeping criminal justice reforms, saying the United States is actually suffering from an "under-incarceration problem." Cotton, who has been an outspoken critic of the bill in Congress that would reduce mandatory minimum sentences, smacked down what he called "baseless" arguments that there are too many offenders locked up for relatively small crimes, that incarceration is too costly, or that "we should show more empathy toward those caught up in the criminal-justice system." "Take a look at the facts. First, the claim that too many criminals are being jailed, that...
  • Trump’s VP Pick Prediction

    05/17/2016 9:15:26 AM PDT · by GilGil · 358 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog Dilbert ^ | Posted May 17th, 2016 | Scott Adams
    As I said, predicting a VP choice is nearly impossible until the last minute because the situation is fluid. A candidate might need some help in a key state, based on current polling. Or the opponent might open up a new line of attack that needs a defense. A lot can change in a few weeks. But as of today, and according to the Master Persuader filter, I put the odds at 90% than Trump picks Brown as his running mate.
  • Ben Carson Reveals Five Names on Trump VP List

    05/15/2016 2:38:59 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 211 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-15-2016 | Michelle Moons
    Dr. Ben Carson confirmed five people on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s list of potential vice presidential running mates in a recent interview. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 VP running mate to John McCain, was one of the five Carson said was on the list. The rest are all former 2016 GOP presidential candidates: Trump’s closest competitor Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Marco Rubio, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Read more at source)