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  • MEC campaigns against new EPA regulations

    08/20/2014 2:34:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Mohave Valley News ^ | August 20, 2014 | By NEIL YOUNG
    BULLHEAD CITY — There’s “no logic” to proposed new regulations on coal-fired power plants by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, said Tyler Carlson, Mohave Electric Cooperative chief executive officer. Carlson spoke at the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, held at Mohave Community College. MEC is not against clean air, Carlson said. “What we’re concerned about is the over-reach, the over-reaction, what we’re worried about is having rules and regulations that aren’t reasonable, that aren’t rational and that actually have collateral damage to them.” The rules changes would shut down coal production in Arizona, driving up the cost of...
  • Western cuckoo up for endangered species listing ( UN Agenda 21 )

    08/18/2014 9:14:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Record Courier ^ | August 14, 2014
    More than a half-million acres of land across nine Western states is being proposed for designation as critical habitat for the yellow-billed cuckoo. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 546,335 acres of critical habitat is up for listing in 80 separate units in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. The bird is a neotropical migrant that winters in South America and nests along rivers and streams in western North America. ... The Service is seeking information concerning the western yellow-billed cuckoo’s biology and habitat, threats to the species and current efforts to protect...
  • Courts in Arizona, California Recognize Transgender Marriages

    08/16/2014 6:23:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/15/2014 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR
    Courts in Arizona and California have delivered rulings in two separate divorce cases, legally recognizing transgender marriages, including that of the world's "first pregnant man." The Arizona Court of Appeals has allowed "Pregnant Man" Thomas Beatie, who was born female, to dissolve his Hawaiian marriage with another woman, while the California Superior Court has ruled that the marriage of Jake Miller, also known as Buck Angel, with Elayne Angel is valid. A lower court had refused to dissolve the marriage of Beatie, who later got his birth certificate amended under Hawaiian law, with Nancy J. Beatie due to Arizona's ban...
  • Some Lawmakers Press for War-Powers Vote Over Iraq (Hussein's flexibility)

    08/14/2014 2:27:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/13/14 | Siobhan Hughes
    WASHINGTON—A handful of lawmakers are saying President Barack Obama must get congressional authorization for military action in Iraq, a vote that could exacerbate tensions between the branches and present members with a difficult vote just before the midterm elections. Mr. Obama's announcement of limited airstrikes last week aimed at slowing the advance of militants from the Islamic State toward the Kurdish city of Erbil initially triggered few complaints that he had usurped the power to declare war that Congress claims as its own. But with the president warning over the weekend that "I don't think we're going to solve this...
  • Sheriff warns of phone scam

    08/16/2014 9:32:48 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Residents are urged to be cautious after a local business reported being contacted by a suspected con artist seeking money for an alleged overdue electric bill. The business owner reported being called from a phone line with an 850 area code, originating out of the Florida Panhandle, when a man on the other line said they had only 30 minutes to pay or their electricity would be shut off, according to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Jan Brewer steps up her involvement in Arizona's GOP primaries

    08/13/2014 9:41:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is getting more active in Republican primary races as the August 26 election day approaches. Brewer will hold a fundraiser for Mark Brnovich tonight at a restaurant at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. Brnovich — the former state gaming director — is challenging embattled Attorney General Tom Horne in the Republican primary. (SNIP) The outgoing governor has also endorsed former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith in the gubernatorial primary, and her camp and political groups are also lending help to Republican lawmakers who backed her Medicaid expansion last year. Part of that effort involves getting more...
  • Arizona State offensive lineman Chip Sarafin tells magazine he's gay.

    08/13/2014 4:38:00 PM PDT · by machogirl · 110 replies
    ABC15 ^ | August 13, 2014 | abc15.com
    Arizona State University football player Edward "Chip" Sarafin has come out as gay, according to Compete Magazine. In the magazine's August issue, the offensive linebacker said he told his teammates last spring. "It was really personal to me, and it benefited my peace of mind greatly," he said. Serafin told Compete, he told his teammates mostly for himself and because he wanted them to hear it from him instead of the college rumor mill.
  • Court: Transgender Man Can Keep Pursuing Divorce

    08/13/2014 3:42:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 13, 2014 | By JACQUES BILLEAUD - AP
    A transgender man in Arizona who gave birth to three children after beginning to change from female to male can continue to pursue a divorce, a state appeals court said Wednesday in reversing a judge who refused to end the marriage. A three-judge panel of the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that Thomas Beatie's marriage to Nancy Beatie in Hawaii in 2003 is considered valid in Arizona and concluded it wasn't a same-sex union. Last year, a lower court judge denied the divorce request and ruled that Arizona's ban on same-sex marriages prevented the marriage from being recognized as valid.
  • Lawless AZ Crowd Swarms Tucson Police, Attempt to Stop Arrest of Illegal Immigrant

    08/12/2014 8:05:22 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 20 replies
    BREITBART TV ^ | 8/11/14
    Sunday in Tucson AZ, an illegal immigrant with no drivers license was pulled over for a routine traffic stop over an illegal right turn. However, that traffic stop led to police and Border Patrol officers being swarmed by a spontaneous protest
  • Signature rosters to be replaced by iPads at some polling places

    08/11/2014 12:07:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 8-11-14 | Joe Ferguson
    A pilot project at 25 Pima County polling places will have workers asking voters to scan their driver’s licenses with an iPad. The goal is to replace the signature roster books currently used at the polling places, Pima County Elections Director Brad Nelson said. Poll workers will use the iPads to scan voters’ driver’s licenses and verify their identification. Voters will then sign their names on the iPad screens with their finger. The information scanned will be matched to data already contained in county databases that’s filled out when a person registers to vote, Nelson said. An Arizona driver’s license...
  • CARREIRA: The odds of Fort Huachuca losing 2,700 jobs

    08/11/2014 7:42:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    Now that the dust has settled and we know a little more about the prospect of Fort Huachuca losing 2,700 jobs, let’s look at the probability of that happening. As we now know, the 2,700 is part of the larger Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment, which considers huge reductions at nearly every installation due to the Budget Control Act of 2011 (including its sequestration provisions). We also know Army decision-makers haven’t yet decided where cuts will be made or whether Fort Huachuca will be affected at all. We know the numbers considered (such as the 2,700 at Fort Huachuca) are...
  • Mexican Gray Wolf Hearings In New Mexico, Arizona Expected To Draw Hundreds

    08/10/2014 8:35:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    KRWG ^ | August 8, 2014 | Center for Biological Diversity
    Large turnouts are expected at two upcoming public hearings on proposed changes to the Mexican wolf management plan, including expansion of the wolf-management areas in Arizona and New Mexico. The hearings, Aug. 11 in Pinetop, Ariz., and Aug. 13 in Truth or Consequences, N.M., will be the final opportunity for verbal testimony on proposed changes to management of the endangered Mexican gray wolf population in the two states. Public hearings last year in Albuquerque and Pinetop drew a total of around 1,000 people, most of whom were not allotted time to speak. ... The Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to...
  • Fort night missions start Monday

    08/09/2014 9:05:01 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    FORT HUACHUCA — The post will conduct a nighttime training exercise with low-flying aircraft from 5 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Wednesday, announced Public Affairs Officer Angela Camara. Each evening will consist of helicopters transiting the Mustang Mountains near Whetstone, and crossing the post with activity between the South Range and Libby Army Airfield. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for our neighbors,” said Garrison Commander Col. Thomas A. Boone, “Our ability to conduct these training missions in support of the National Defense Strategy keeps our soldiers trained for operations in every corner of the globe and keeps...
  • Contaminated well threatens 2,000 residents. E.Coli levels prompt warning to boil water

    08/09/2014 8:59:56 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Up to 2,000 people living just outside the southeast edge of Sierra Vista have had their water contaminated by E. coli, the utility management company for the affected area announced Friday. Customers of the Eastslope Water Company are advised to boil their water for at least a minute before drinking it, said Keith Dojaquez, vice president and operations manager for Southwestern Utility Management, Inc., a Tucson-based company that manages the affected area as well as dozens of other water companies across the state. The motor to the contaminated well is out of service and needs to be...
  • Fort Huachuca gates not connected to FBI database

    08/08/2014 8:26:57 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — This morning, special FBI checks of vehicles entering the post were supposed to start, but the fort’s Public Affairs Officer Angela Camara said it will not happen. “At this time only the U.S. Air Force and the Defense Logistics Agency can connect to the Defense Manpower Data Center’s Identity Matching Engine for Statistics and Analysis,” she told the Herald/Review on Thursday. There are plans in the near future to implement, if not the same, a similar system on the fort to connect to the FBI’s criminal database to show if an arrest, felony or outstanding warrant involving...
  • 'Daily Beast' Puts Rand Paul In Big Red Bullseye

    08/07/2014 6:37:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Remember when in 2011 voices on the left from Keith Olbermann to Paul Krugman to the Huffington Post among many others suggested that Sarah Palin was at least partially to blame for the shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords because Palin had put out a map of House seats with bullseyes depicting districts, including Giffords', that Republicans were targeting? Krugman for example wrung his hands over the "climate of hate" that Palin and others on the right were supposedly fomenting, and predicted growing political violence in the years ahead. So will those same leftists condemn the Daily Beast, which today featured...
  • Attention, Ted Cruz: Look at what Doug Ducey’s political director said about anti-amnesty Cons

    08/06/2014 10:36:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Twitchy Staff
    Last week, conservative Sen. Ted Cruz endorsed Doug Ducey in ArizonaÂ’s GOP gubernatorial primary: " The crisis at AmericaÂ’s border is a defining issue in the coming election, especially in Arizona. IÂ’m supporting Doug Ducey for Arizona governor because he is the best candidate to help secure the border, protect the people, and enforce the law. He has the most serious and credible plan to address the border crisis." (SNIP) The endorsement was considered a major coup for Ducey, who is distrusted by some Arizona conservatives. (SNIP) In the wake of CruzÂ’s endorsement, tweets posted early last year by DuceyÂ’s...
  • ENDORSEMENTS: August GOP primary season

    08/06/2014 10:23:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Many of you across the country will have a chance to vote in GOP primaries this month. If you care about limited government, secure borders, and parental/local empowerment against Fed Ed, here are some of the stellar candidates running at the local, state, and federal levels who deserve your support. (SNIP) Support Joe Carr for Senate. GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander is another Beltway lifer who needs to be sent packing. Carr is an outspoken conservative state legislator with a proven record on fighting amnesty and turning off the entitlement magnets that attract illegal immigrants. (SNIP) ARIZONA I endorsed state school...
  • Patrolmen Without Borders

    08/06/2014 5:11:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | John Stossel
    If I drive across a U.S. border, I expect to stop at a Border Patrol checkpoint. But imagine driving to the grocery store, or Mom's house, well inside America, and being stopped by the Border Patrol. Many Americans don't have to imagine it -- it's how they live. Even as the federal government fails to control the southern border, it sends the Border Patrol farther into the interior, where Americans complain that agents harass people who are already U.S. citizens. It's legal. The Supreme Court ruled that the Border Patrol can set up "inland" checkpoints anywhere up to 100...
  • Jodi Arias to represent herself at upcoming death penalty trial: judge

    08/05/2014 9:55:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Nina Golgowski
    The 34-year-old was convicted of first-degree murder last year in Travis Alexander's grisly 2008 slaying, but the Arizona jury deadlocked on whether she should get life behind bars or death.Arias had admitted to slaying Alexander after a day of sex in his Phoenix home on June 4, 2008, but argued that it was in self-defense. Her victim was stabbed nearly 30 times, had his throat slit and was shot in the forehead. Prosecutors argued it was premeditated murder carried out in a jealous rage when Alexander wanted to end their affair. Arias will be assisted by her current attorneys, who...
  • Morrison's promotion a family affair. Ceremony celebrates new new-star general

    08/05/2014 4:45:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — About four months ago John B. Morrison Jr., arrived on this southern Arizona Army post wearing the one-star of a brigadier general. Monday morning he was stripped of his one star and it was replaced by the two-stars of a major general, the authorized rank for the leader of the Army’s Network Enterprise Technology Command on the fort. Of Morrison, Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, said to a person that much is given, ”much is expected.” Cardon added Morrison’s promotion falls into the giving and expecting categories. “I fully expect to see this from this leader,” said...
  • DOJ Report: Nearly Half of Fed Crimes Near Mexican Border

    08/05/2014 11:06:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 5, 2014
    Crime is so high along the Mexican border that nearly half of all the criminal cases filed by federal prosecutors in the United States last fiscal year were concentrated in a handful of districts located in that region, according to the U.S. government’s figures. It’s not as if this is new, but to see it spelled out in a government report with a detailed breakdown is truly alarming. The statistics illustrate that the Mexican-border region is a cesspool of crime that’s costing American taxpayers a chunk of change not to mention loads of grief. There are 94 federal court districts...
  • Sarah Palin to headline political talk in Phoenix (September 4th)

    08/04/2014 6:00:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Sarah Palin will be the headline speaker at a conservative talk radio station's event in Phoenix next month. KKNT-AM says the former Alaska governor will give remarks at a discussion about this year's election races and other issues at Grand Canyon University Arena on Sept. 4. Other speakers scheduled to attend the "United We Stand" event include comedian Paul Rodriguez and author Dinesh D'Souza...
  • Ariz. sheriff praises Murrieta [Calif] protesters

    08/02/2014 6:26:18 PM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | July 26, 2014 8:06pm | Sandra Dibble
    RAMONA — The controversial sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County was in Ramona [last] Saturday to weigh in on the increasingly contentious immigration debate, applauding the protesters who blocked busloads of Central Americans in Riverside County this month as “heroes of our country.” Sheriff Joe Arpaio said the standoff outside a Border Patrol processing station in Murrieta helped reignite discussion of U.S. immigration policy. “Until then, nobody was talking about it, nobody was doing anything about it,” he said before a standing room-only crowd of more than 500 supporters packed into the theater at the Ramona Mainstage. :snip: Arpaio came to...
  • MILITARY UPDATE: How ‘Choice Card’ and $15 billion will help vets get care

    08/02/2014 9:29:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    Veterans reading only headlines, hearing only sound bites, might have a few misconceptions about how Congress and the VA plan to use non-VA health care providers to ensure more timely and convenient access to care. A magical sounding item called a “Veteran’s Choice Card,” for example, won’t be a limitless credit card given qualified veterans to cover whatever health services they receive from whatever physician they use. And veterans not already enrolled in VA health care won’t gain accelerated access to outside care as promised by the legislation — unless they serve in areas of combat operations within five years...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorses Doug Ducey's governor campaign

    08/02/2014 12:36:10 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced in a Friday press release he is endorsing State Treasurer Doug Ducey's gubernatorial campaign. The move doesn't necessarily come as a surprise, as both Arpaio and Ducey are very focused on illegal immigration and the border. "I'm supporting Doug (Ducey) because he's the right leader for Arizona, and he'll do the right thing as governor," Arpaio said in the release.
  • How Ted Cruz Trolls Obama’s Foreign Policy

    07/29/2014 1:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 29, 2014 | Eli Lake
    The Tea Party favorite loves to needle Team Obama. But in an interview, Cruz also reveals a new kind of conservative foreign policy: American exceptionalism without the nation building.One way to understand Ted Cruz’s foreign policy, particularly if you are a Democrat, is through the prism of the social media phenomenon known as trolling. The best trolls are provocateurs. Their language is meant to expose a fallacy or weakness in the opponent’s position as opposed to offering a constructive alternative. In a wide-ranging interview with the junior senator from Texas, there was a lot of trolling. Of Obama’s recent attempt...
  • Storms knock down U.S.-Mexico fence in Arizona

    07/28/2014 5:45:50 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Jul 2014 | ASTRID GALVAN
    An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico. The storms began Friday in Sonora, Mexico, and resumed Saturday night until Sunday morning, when debris from the Mexican side of the border traveled through a wash and piled up against the border fence. The fence, just west of the Nogales-Mariposa Port of Entry near Interstate 19, stood between 18 and 26 feet high and extended at least 7 feet underground. Border agents were alerted not long after the wall fell. "Resources have...
  • Judge rules largely in favor of Utah on rural roads dispute ( RS 2477 )

    07/28/2014 11:12:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | March 22, 2013 | Brooke Adams
    A federal judge handed a landmark victory to Kane County and the state of Utah on Wednesday in a years-long dispute with the federal government over whether some rural routes should remain in use as roads, or if they should be closed to the public. In two decisions, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups found he had jurisdiction to hear Kane County's claim, gave parameters for "reasonable" right-of-way widths on some routes and determined that 12 of 15 routes in dispute were roads and therefore accessible by the public. The distinction hinged on an 1866 law through which Congress sought to...
  • Rancher: Gov’t ‘Bullying People’ Who Have Been on Western Lands ‘for Generations’ (NM)

    07/28/2014 1:30:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 28, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – At a House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation on Thursday, ranchers from Western states testified that they are routinely threatened and bullied by federal land management officials, including the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife. “I sit before you today to let you know what’s going on up there, and I hope that we can come to some kind of agreement on what needs to be done and move forward on it, because enough is enough when it comes to bullying people that have been on this land for...
  • Ouray County Adopts a Road Map for the 21st Century ( Colorado - RS 2477 )

    07/28/2014 10:54:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Watch ^ | 07/24/14 | Samantha Wright
    Despite an eleventh hour interjection from the U.S. Forest Service, the Ouray County Commissioners made history this week, unanimously voting to adopt a new county road map that brings it into the 21st century. The last time an official county road map was prepared in Ouray County was in 1961. Proposed revisions to this 1961 iteration of the map took place over the past five years, first through the work of the collaborative, multi-jurisdictional Public Access Group and later through two years of intensive work by Ouray County IT/GIS Manager Jeff Bockes, who integrated modern computerized mapping techniques (including GoogleEarth)...
  • COMMENTARY: Driving the future of warfare, at Ft Huachuca.

    07/28/2014 12:49:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    I am writing to urge continued support for our Fort Huachuca base. Southern Arizona, with its particular climate and geography, is uniquely fit to house certain critical military operations. And the thousands of highly qualified, talented personnel, both civilian and military, who have made Cochise County their home, stand at the ready to drive our modern warfare capabilities. As a long-time leader in electronic warfare technology and the home of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, and numerous other Commands, Fort Huachuca should continue to define the cutting edge of cyber-security warfare. There is no question that this segment...
  • Public Utility Attempting to Buy Arizona Elections

    07/28/2014 7:54:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    What’s happening in Arizona right now is sufficient to make every conservative shudder. And I’m not talking about the border crisis. I am talking about the state’s largest regulated utility, Arizona Public Service (APS). APS is literally attempting to purchase its regulators in the state’s August 26th Republican primary (early ballots go out this week). If successful, the implications are national, especially for fledgling solar power, and crony capitalism will have a new model that will boomerang on the Republican Party. First, a little background. APS has concluded that too much energy choice via rooftop solar is bad for it....
  • Misplaced Mercy In Arizona Execution Drama

    07/27/2014 3:27:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2014 | Jeff Crouere
    The state of Arizona executed double murderer Joseph Wood this week. The convicted killer was injected with a combination of lethal drugs that eventually caused his death; however, it took too long according to some observers. After being administered the drugs, Wood lingered for almost two hours before dying. Witnesses included reporter Troy Hayden who said the execution was “botched” and that Wood’s last words were similar to “a fish on shore gulping for air.” While Hayden complained that the execution was “very disturbing to watch,” U.S. Senator John McCain noted that it was “terrible” and amounted to “torture.” During...
  • Border agents say violent MS-13 recruiting at Arizona facility for new Central American arrivals

    07/27/2014 2:54:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/27/2014
    MS-13 members are infiltrating a federal facility for Central American youths illegally entering the United States -- trying to cross the border with criminal pasts and recruiting others to join the notoriously violent, California-based gang, sources tell Fox News. Shawn Moran, of the National Border Patrol Council, said the gang leaders are recruiting pre-teens, as they typically do, and following the lead of drug cartels also trying to fill their ranks from among the estimated 57,000 unaccompanied youths and others who have come to the U.S. from Central America in roughly the past nine months.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT He said agents...
  • The Police State

    07/26/2014 8:08:27 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/25/14 | John Stossel
    CONSTITUTION-FREE ZONES: Lots of Americans are getting upset about being detained by armed border patrol agents not on the border but miles away from the border. Some push back, sometimes with violent results.
  • "Man Caused Disaster" On the Southern Border

    07/26/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The clarion call has sounded from President Obama and the pundits residing in Washington D.C. that Congress should "do something." Lost in this theory of governing by crisis, is that President Obama's actions created this historic calamity on the border. This is a "man caused disaster" and the man who caused it is Barack Obama. Waiting for President Obama to enforce the law is akin to waiting for Godot. President Obama is as likely to secure the border as he is to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. We are looking at two and a half long years of watching hundreds...
  • Salmon: On Border Crisis, Let's Not Take A Knee

    07/26/2014 4:13:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Rep. Matt Salmon
    As a Member of Congress from a state on our southern border, I see firsthand the realities of illegal immigration. In fact, much of the recent public outcry originated from busloads of illegal immigrants dumped in Arizona a few short months ago. The strain placed on state and local governments overwhelms security, education, and medical services, making them harder to come by for citizens and immigrants alike. We’ve all read the stories of blown budgets and rising crime, but Members of Congress who come from border states don’t need to read those stories. (SNIP) Doing nothing is not an option....
  • Arizona’s McCain: Execution was torture

    07/25/2014 6:00:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 25, 2014 8:05 PM EDT
    U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture. The Republican who represents the conservative state told Politico that he supports capital punishment for certain crimes but felt Wednesday’s execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood was a “bollocks-upped situation.” The execution has renewed debate about the death penalty. But Arizona lawmakers say the debate is not likely to have an impact on practices in the state. …
  • Northeastern Nevada ranchers hit with grazing closures ( BLM )

    07/24/2014 12:27:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Elko Daily Free Press ^ | ‎7‎/‎24‎/‎2014‎ | Dylan Woolf Harris
    BATTLE MOUNTAIN — Once again ranchers who run cattle on the Argenta Allotment in Lander County were told Wednesday that due to drought a number of areas would be closed to livestock. Pete and Lynn Tomera were told by the Bureau of Land Management they had a week to remove cattle from nine segments of the allotment ... We have 7 days to ride the entire mountain and have the cattle off. We are right in the middle of haying and are forced to drop everything and begin gathering cattle,” the Tomeras wrote. “We are forced to put the cattle...
  • Border Patrol Says Arizona Border Is More Secure Than Texas Border, Sees Fewer Crossings

    07/24/2014 10:54:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Latin Post ^ | July 23, 2014 | By Scharon Harding
    According to the Border Patrol, the Arizona-Mexico border is the United States' most secure border. Last year marked the first time in 22 years that more undocumented immigrants were detained at the Texas border than the Arizona border despite the influx of unaccompanied Central American children attempting to cross. "Crossing in this area has diminished quite a lot in the past 10 years," Alejandro Martinez, Border Patrol chief in Douglas, Arizona, said.
  • Family of Victims Shows No Sympathy at Killer's Execution

    07/24/2014 10:49:31 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 56 replies
    Good Morning America via Yahoo! News ^ | 7/24/14 | RHEANA MURRAY
    The family of two people murdered by a man sentenced to the death penalty by lethal injection showed no remorse when his execution dragged on for nearly two hours. Jeanne Brown watched from the gallery at the Arizona State Prison Complex as Joseph Rudolph Wood, who shot her sister and father dead in 1989, died on Wednesday. She angrily brushed off his attorneys' complaints that Wood suffered during the execution. "You don't know what excruciating is," Brown told the media after Wood was pronounced dead. "Excruciating is seeing your dad lying there in a pool of blood, seeing your sister...
  • Lawyers Tried to Stop Botched Execution After 1 Hour

    07/24/2014 8:40:54 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 65 replies
    Newser ^ | 7/24/14 | Rob Quinn
    "He has been gasping for more than an hour," lawyers said in an emergency appeal to halt the botched execution of Arizona inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood yesterday. "He is still alive." As the hour mark passed, Wood's lawyers filed an appeal to a district court and even called Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the New York Times reports. Kennedy declined to halt the execution, while the district court didn't respond until after Wood had died, almost two hours into a process that usually takes around 10 minutes. Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered an investigation into the execution of the 55-year-old...
  • They're Not Refugees under Asylum Law

    07/24/2014 7:07:20 AM PDT · by Moseley · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 24, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The unaccompanied children flooding our southern border are not refugees and do not qualify for asylum under U.S. law or international law. ... In any event, under federal regulations, in 8 CFR § 208.13 (b) (1), “An applicant shall be found to be a refugee on the basis of past persecution if the applicant can establish that he or she has suffered persecution in the past in the applicant's country of nationality or, if stateless, in his or her country of last habitual residence, on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion[.]” (Emphasis...
  • 2700 jobs lost at the Fort ... the real story

    07/22/2014 8:02:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies
    <p>You may have heard talk recently of Fort Huachuca potentially losing 2,700 jobs. There's a lot of confusion and some misinformation floating around on exactly what that means. I'll try to clear some of that up.</p> <p>Perhaps most importantly, this isn't just about Fort Huachuca. Rather, the potential loss of 2,700 jobs (actually, 2,739, which includes 1,726 permanent party soldiers and 1,013 Army civilians) is part of the larger Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment. The realignment considers huge force reductions at 30 installations Army-wide between 2015 and 2020.</p>
  • White House Reports Drop in Minors Crossing Border

    07/21/2014 8:05:53 PM PDT · by bd476 · 37 replies
    AP and ABC News ^ | July 21, 2014
    White House Reports Drop in Minors Crossing Border Associated Press and ABC News WASHINGTON — Jul 21, 2014, 9:02 PM ET The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly. White House press secretary Josh Earnest says about 150 children daily — on average — were apprehended along the Rio Grande border in the first two weeks of July. He says that's down from an average of 355 per day in June ...
  • Transcript: Retired Border Patrol Officer Zach Taylor explains surge of illegals on U.S. border

    07/21/2014 12:53:04 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 81 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07/19/2014
    This is a chilling interview with Retired Border Patrol Officer Zach Taylor about the surge of illegals coming across the U.S. border right now. If you haven't watched the interview, read this transcript: My name is Zach Taylor. I'm a retired Border Patrol officer. My main job was understanding and having intelligence capabilities about drug smuggling across the U.S. border and human smuggling across the U.S. border to bring contraband and people into the United States. That's what I did for twenty-six years. National security is a component of the immigration laws and the reason that immigration officers exist. Because...
  • White House reportedly dismissed border crisis as 'local problem' in 2013

    07/20/2014 4:04:02 PM PDT · by bd476 · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2014
    White House reportedly dismissed border crisis as 'local problem' in 2013 Published July 20, 2014 FoxNews.com The Obama administration ignored a report to the Department of Homeland Security last year which predicted that a large number of unaccompanied children would arrive at America's southern border in the coming months, according to a published report.  The Washington Post reported Saturday that a team of experts from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) submitted the 41-page report in August of 2013 after discovering a makeshift transportation depot manned by Border Patrol agents at the Fort Brown station in Brownsville, Texas....
  • [26yr Border Patrol Veteran] Zack Interview-Security on the border between USA and Mexico

    07/20/2014 1:00:13 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 15 replies
    Here are a couple of links to talks with Zack Taylor, the Chairman National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers and former Arizona Border Patrol Officer. The second video has some graphic content, but is still very much worth seeing. He brings up a very good point that the border agents are being pulled off the border to deal with these "kids." It isn't necessarily these people that are the problem, but the ones who now have unrestricted access coming through other areas and are not being caught. Zack Interview-Security on the border between USA and MexicoTREASON! Ret Border Patrol...
  • Walgreens to lay off 345 in Flagstaff

    07/19/2014 9:16:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | &#8206;7&#8206;/&#8206;19&#8206;/&#8206;2014&#8206; &#8206; | Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa
    One of the top 10 employers in Flagstaff, Walgreens, announced Friday that it was closing its distribution center by April and laying off all 345 employees. ... Walgreens recently announced it was seeking to relocate its corporate headquarters overseas to lower its income tax bill. One estimate put first-year tax savings for the country’s largest drugstore chain at more than $700 million. The Wall Street Journal reported July 15 that Walgreens is considering buying the rest of Alliance Boots, a drugstore chain that operates in the United Kingdom but is headquartered in Switzerland. If Walgreens does purchase the rest of...