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  • Bills Seek to Cut Detention by Reducing Bail Usage in California

    04/23/2017 12:12:54 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 10 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 20, 2017 | Sarah Le
    Two bills in California’s state Senate and Assembly could dramatically alter the state’s bail system, and in many cases, eliminate bail completely. Sen. Robert Hertzberg and Assemblyman Rob Bonta introduced identical bills to the Senate and Assembly called The California Money Bail Reform Act of 2017, which aims to reduce the number of people detained before trial. This month, the senate bill passed its first hurdle, the Senate Public Safety Committee. Advocates say the reforms to the bail system could help the more than 45,000 Californians currently awaiting trial or sentencing. With the most common bail amount set at $50,000...
  • Too Many Elephants at Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park

    04/23/2017 12:07:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/23/17 | Jack Dini
    According to an aerial count in 2014 there are around 44,000 elephants at Hwange Elephant numbers across Africa have been declining rapidly under the onslaught of ivory poachers. However, one national park faces an entirely different problem. Hwange’s elephant population just keeps growing. But what, on the face of it, might appear to be good news has become an equally serious problem, one that is more a threat to the elephants long-term survival than ivory poaching. Quite simply, Hwange has too many elephants reports Martin Dunn. Zimbabwe’s Hwange National park is a six thousand square mile area founded in the...
  • Florida’s First Black State Attorney Received A Noose In The Mail

    04/23/2017 11:44:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 21, 2017 | Andy Campbell
    Aramis Ayala is no stranger to hate. As the first African-American elected to state attorney in Florida and a controversial prosecutor ― known for her refusal to seek the death penalty in an aggressive capital punishment state ― she’s had to field plenty of racist and ugly rhetoric from her neighbors. But Ayala, who serves Osceola and Orange counties, doesn’t back down when she’s the victim of a crime. In March, she received two racist letters over two weeks, one of which contained a noose made of twine, her office confirmed to The Huffington Post. Calling the package a hate...
  • Dean Asserts that “Hate Speech Is Not Protected by the First Amendment” [semi-satire]

    04/23/2017 11:13:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    This week, former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Governor Howard Dean expressed his alarm that author Ann Coulter has not been effectively silenced by the University of California at Berkeley. Initially, the University forbade Coulter from speaking on campus citing the event as “dangerous.” After Coulter took steps to go ahead without the University’s official approval Dean became irate. “Coulter is notorious for rejecting the mainstream consensus on immigration, Muslims, taxes, welfare, you name it,” Dean maintained. “Her jibes are so venomous as to generate ridicule for those who hold opposing views. Clearly, she hates liberals and the victims we...
  • Shtetls, Ghettos to the Jewish State. Nothing has changed

    04/23/2017 11:00:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/23/17 | Barry Shaw
    Despite an incessant terrorist campaign that left thousands of Israelis dead and more injured, the Arabs, now called Palestinians, were projected as victims Nothing has changed in attitudes against the Jews in the last century. From the pogroms of a hundred years ago to the strain inflicted on Israel today there is an eerie similarity.
  • Peacetime Flyer

    04/23/2017 10:58:19 AM PDT · by Bogle
    I've received a much-appreciated request to follow up my post about the "Communism at 'Peace'" website ( communiststats.com ), with a direct link to the printable flyer available at the bottom of the home page: http://communiststats.com/peacetimeflyer.html . If by the graces of the webmaster, no one has any problem with my so quickly following up, the link to the flyer is posted here. The hope is that volunteers (anonymous or otherwise) will post the flyers at schools, community colleges, universities, coffee shops (heck...phone poles), etc. to reach those people whose minds haven't yet been tainted. Needless to say, your help...
  • UN Ambassador Haley Correctly Calls Iran the “Chief Culprit” in the Middle East

    04/23/2017 10:14:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/23/17 | Joseph Klein
    Ambassador Haley has astutely challenged the United Nations Security Council to deal honestly with the most dangerous state in the Middle East – Iran – and to leave Israel alone for once Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, chaired the UN Security Council’s latest perennial debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, on April 20th. I have attended many of these sessions in the past, and they have always degenerated quickly into the usual pattern of hatefests against Israel. Not this time, however. Ambassador Haley, serving as the president of the...
  • Le Pen Will Be Mightier Than the Leftist Sword on Election Day

    04/23/2017 10:12:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/23/17 | Mitch Wolfe
    Le Pen also wants to end immigration, slash crime, eradicate Islamism, pull France out of the EU with its emphasis on open borders for all EU citizens I predict that contrary to all the French polls, Marine Le Pen, the charismatic right wing leader of the French National Front Party, will ultimately win the French presidency. I see some of the same signs, both global and local, that led me to successfully predict the Brexit win and the election of Donald Trump several months before the actual American election.
  • Now Kim Jong-un is threatening Australia with nuclear hellfire

    04/23/2017 10:06:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 23, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    It feels as if a week doesn’t go by without North Korea’s diminutive dictator, Kim Jong-un, threatening to nuke somebody… usually the United States. In fact, it happens so often that it’s barely worth reporting on it any longer. But following the recent productive meetings between Australian leaders and Vice President Pence, the chubby autocrat has decided to expand the exclusive club of North Korean nuclear targets to include the Land Down Under. (NBC News) North Korea has launched into a war of words against Australia over the country’s alliance with the U.S., warning the country is within striking range...
  • Latest Muslim terrorist also mentally ill … like all the others

    04/23/2017 10:05:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/23/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    There we go. He’s irreligious and crazy. Just like all the others. Pay no attention Good news. All Muslim terrorists are actually mentally ill. There really are no Muslim terrorists per se. Just mentally ill people who occasionally shout, Allahu Akbar, while killing people in the name of some imaginary Islamic State. That’s the position the media is taking. So you won’t be surprised at all that the party line on the latest Paris Jihadist is Mentally Irreligious petty criminal
  • Killing the Messenger Didn’t Work. Bill O’Reilly’s Back on Monday

    04/23/2017 10:02:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/23/17 | Judi McLeod
    Welcome back, Mr. O’Reilly, it’s been an interminably long week without you You can’t kill the messenger. Just ask the recently Fox news “dropped” Bill O’Reilly. You can’t kill the messenger when that messenger is savvy enough to spring right back ‘atcha with a brilliant delivery by way of a coming unstoppable podcast punch. The “No Spin Zone”, killed off by the Progressive Left principals now running Fox News is alive and kicking—with a promised 7 p.m., Monday return on Bill O’Reilly’s website.
  • Sarsour Strikes Again

    04/23/2017 9:13:45 AM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | April 22, 2017 | Pamela Hall
    NYC, 6 pm, Union Square, April 13, 2017. Linda Sarsour, darling of the Left, adored and respected, was host of the #Women For Syria Vigil. Sarsour is the Executive Director of the Arab-American Association of New York. She is a “proud Muslim woman” who finds no fault with CAIR or the Muslim Brotherhood. She supports sharia law and was one of the main organizers of the recent Women’s March on Washington and now, is a leader for their next project, #WomenForSyria. The crowd was comprised of the usual leftists, anti-Israel protesters and ‘social justice” warriors, like “NO! REFUSE Fascism“.
  • Trump refused to be railroaded so the far left settled for O’Reilly

    04/23/2017 8:52:56 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/23/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    "Bring Him Down," was the driving force behind the sexual harassment movement against Bill O'Reilly said Lisa Bloom, the woe is me, lady attorney to female members of The View. While wearing a bright red, short sleeve dress with V cut at the neck to draw an arrow to her cleavage, Attorney Bloom told Whoppie Goldberg, "An important part of our legal strategy (was)…to Bring Him Down." A thigh shot could be seen as she spoke from her vantage point in the audience. Her client Perquita Burgess told all: "I felt triumphant…very cathartic." Burgess, dressed all in black including an...
  • How George Soros/Van Jones Took Down O'Reilly

    04/23/2017 7:26:54 AM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 43 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | April 23rd, 2017 | R. Rados
    In an interview with Salon, Rashad Robinson of Color Of Change admitted his organization's role in ousting Bill O'Reilly. If you're unfamiliar with Color Of Change, it's a black activist group co-founded by CNN pundit and former Obama aide, Van Jones. The group partnered with none other than David Brock's Media Matters to disseminate the contact information of O'Reilly Factor sponsors in an effort to have them drop their sponsorship. By creating a groundswell of fake outrage, Color Of Change was able to coerce Bill O'Reilly's sponsors into dropping support for his show and forcing Fox News to terminate his...
  • Alabama Senate Passes Constitutional Carry

    04/23/2017 7:19:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Alabama legislature is moving toward passing Constitutional Carry. The bill, SB 24, has passed the Senate, 26 to 8 on Tuesday, 18 April, 2017.  The bill would enforce the Alabama Constitutional amendment passed in 2014. Amendment 3 passed with 72.5% of the vote in 2014. SB24 is the legislature enforcing the Constitutional amendment with statutory reform. Here is a description of Amendment 3. From ballotpedia: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that every citizen has a fundamental right to bear arms and that any restriction on this right would be subject to...
  • Staying Informed Of Events In An Environment Of Secrecy And Confusion

    04/23/2017 7:08:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    WE THE PEOPLE are sometimes left standing alone questioning what is happening around us. Sure we have the news, but even Mainstream News Media is not trustworthy. In the case of the Government Exercise Gotham Shield, which began on April 18 and will end on May 5, we have received no outreach from the Government. We recently had power outages in San Francisco, New York City, and New Jersey. I think these outages are very suspicious, and they have no material link to one another. Where they terrorist related, or did they have something to do with Gotham Shield? To...
  • Enough of This Crap, We’re Taking the Country Back

    04/23/2017 6:45:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-23-17 | MOTUS
    On March 30 the Venezuelan Supreme Court ruled that they could remove all of Congress’ constitutionally provided powers and assume them themselves: Venezuela's Supreme Court ruled it can take over the powers of congress in what opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro as well as foreign governments denounced as the latest step toward installing a dictatorship in this South American nation.In a decision late Wednesday, the magistrates said that as long as lawmakers remain in contempt of past court rulings nullifying all legislation coming out of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, the high court can step in and assume congressional duties...
  • As the Anti-Constitutionalists Mount Their Opposition . . . (to Article V COS)

    04/23/2017 1:39:36 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 22 replies
    Convention of States ^ | April 17th 2017 | Convention of States Project
    Full Title: As the anti-constitutionalists mount their opposition, be sure to stay informed with our Article V resources. The anti-constitutionalists are getting nervous. Radical activists on both the left and the right who support the status quo have realized that the Article V movement is taking off, and they're beginning to mount an opposition. Don't get caught flat-footed. Get informed. Be prepared to defend the Founder's solution to federal overreach with the resources located on the Responses to Opposition page on our website. Here you'll find clear, concise answers to all the most common objections to an Article V Convention...
  • REAL spare tires

    04/22/2017 10:12:38 PM PDT · by PizzaDriver · 51 replies
    self | 4/22/2017 | self
    Next Year we'll both cross 70&1/2 and I'll fully retire Too. We intend to trade-in or sell both our cars and become a 1 car couple. Brands that we'd consider [again] are Kia, Subaru,& Volvo. We aren't fans of what Detroit builds. There are brands we haven't owned; which should consider? We intend to stay in eastern Nebraska with it's hills and 4 Seasons; ergo an all wheel drive car. I, make that We, hate cars with "spare tire spaces" that only accept the tiny Toy Tire spares. Why own an SUV whose "spare" is "pavement ONLY"? Why must my...
  • Communism at "Peace": An Outline of Non-Wartime Communist Atrocities

    04/22/2017 7:53:30 PM PDT · by Bogle · 38 replies
    Communism at "Peace" ^ | April 22, 2017 | J McCachren
    Those of you who embrace freedom, please help teach the next generation about communism’s horrors. Steer them toward “Communism at ‘Peace’: An Outline of Non-Wartime Communist Atrocities” ( communiststats.com ). Unique demographics are used (e.g., villagers, the religious, homosexuals, landowners, etc.) in a way that personalizes 85 million deaths.. torture.... imprisonments... QUICKLY making them real to even the least engaged adolescents (and as a teacher, I'm very familiar with un-engaged millennials). I've seen and heard these students flinch in repulsion. Your help promulgating this information--particularly to those students who are about to be preyed upon by their professors--would be appreciated...