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  • Israel to upgrade ties with NATO

    05/30/2016 8:23:16 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    Israel National News ^ | 5/4/2016, 1:07 PM | By Arutz Sheva Staff
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Israel would upgrade its ties with the 28-member NATO military alliance by opening a permanent mission to its Brussels headquarters. "I declare that Israel will accept the invitation and open an office, in the near future," Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting. "The countries of the world want to cooperate with us because of our determined fight against terror, our technological know-how, our intelligence network and other things," his office quoted him as saying. The Israeli foreign ministry said in a statement late Tuesday that NATO had invited the...
  • The Battlefield Cross & Memorial Day

    05/29/2016 6:26:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | May 28, 2016 | Tom Correa
    The Battlefield Cross Dear Friends, For me, Memorial Day has always been a very special day. Maybe it's because grew up being taught to respect our military and understand what they sacrifice. Maybe it's because I learned at a young age that those who fight for our liberty and freedoms, themselves live lives without many of the liberties and freedoms that civilians take for granted.  Of course, maybe it's because I knew of those who served and died in Vietnam. Maybe it's because I was in the last Operation during the fall of Saigon in those last days of...
  • 3 more bikers file federal civil suits over Twin Peaks arrests

    05/23/2016 7:12:29 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 56 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | May 20, 2016 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Three bikers arrested after the Twin Peaks shootout in Waco have joined the ranks of seven others who are suing McLennan County, Waco and state officials, alleging civil rights violations. Bradley Terwilliger, of Bastrop County, and Benjamin Matcek and Jimmy Dan Smith, both of Burleson County, are seeking unspecified damages in their lawsuit, filed Friday in a Travis County federal court. Like others before it, the lawsuit names McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna, Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman, Waco police Detective Manuel Chavez and an unnamed Department of Public Safety agent as defendants. Reyna did not return phone messages...
  • One Year After Shootout, Waco’s Bikers Struggle to Move On

    05/21/2016 4:08:54 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 17, 2016 | MANNY FERNANDEZ and DAVID MONTGOMERY
    WACO, Tex. — One year ago Tuesday, law enforcement officials here broke up one of the biggest and deadliest clashes of motorcycle gangs in the country. Gunfire erupted outside a Twin Peaks restaurant at a meeting of a regional coalition of motorcycle clubs after an altercation between two rival groups, the Bandidos and the Cossacks. So many bikers were arrested — nearly 200 — that officials used the Waco Convention Center for initial processing. Police have said that the bikers, who attacked one another and fired on police officers, were part of “a gang-oriented criminal element” that had brought a...
  • 'Outlaw bikers' open up about clubs, culture and deadly Waco shootout

    05/16/2016 7:27:22 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | May 15, 2016 | Ann O'Neill, Ed Lavandera
    >snip How this story was reported Bikers who might never have considered talking to outsiders before Waco recently spoke with CNN. Some were in the thick of the violence, others were hundreds of miles away. Most face serious prison time. CNN also obtained voluminous documentation, including witness statements, and hours of video evidence from Waco police dash cams, as well as a cameras police set up in the restaurant parking lot. CNN also obtained and reviewed videos from the Twin Peaks surveillance cameras. That evidence, along with interviews with experts and bikers from both clubs, form the basis of the...
  • It Begins: Attorney General Targets 90 Conservative Groups In Climate Change Racketeering Suit

    05/09/2016 4:51:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 62 replies
    Technocracy News ^ | May 4, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents. In a subpoena issued in March, the office of USVI attorney general Claude Walker demanded from Exxon Mobil copies of communications between the oil company and 90 different political and policy organizations “and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies.” The subpoena was part of a national, coordinated legal campaign by state attorneys general and left-wing advocacy groups...
  • Phyllis Schlafly’s Last Stand: The Inside Story of the Conservative Icon’s Internal Battle

    04/25/2016 7:42:26 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Allies of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) are now targeting conservative legend Phyllis Schlafly, a leading grassroots anti-establishment voice for half a century, because Schlafly endorsed billionaire businessman Donald Trump for president in the 2016 GOP primary. ..snip For the first time here, the inside story of Schlafly’s battle for survival—including exclusive interviews with her, her daughter who’s working against her, and several of the others involved—will be told. In dueling Breitbart interviews, both Schlafly and Cori detail how painful this has been for both of them—and how it’s torn apart one of America’s leading conservative families.
  • Stun Guns And Other "Arms" As Legal Alternatives

    04/23/2016 7:36:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 46 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | April 23, 2016 | Tom Correa
    Friends, while I'm not going to discuss the particulars of my sister's divorce or what I was told about how she was cheated on, battered, and abused during her marriage. My concern is for her safety these days. This is because her soon-to-be-former-husband has made a number of threats against her life. And friends, these are not "alleged" threats simply because I've seen them and verified them to be real.  Fearing for her safety and security even more so in recent months, my sister has gone to the El Dorado County Court to request and obtain a Restraining Order...
  • Reyna Is Blameless (Waco Twin Peaks Prosecutor)

    04/15/2016 7:44:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | April 12, 2016 | Aging Rebel
    McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna finally responded to a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by Waco defendant Matt Clendennen yesterday. The suit was filed on November 17, 2015 and is one of nine similar suits filed that day or the next by defendants charged with “Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity with the Intent to Commit or Conspire to Commit Murder, Capital Murder, or Aggravated Assault” in the aftermath of what Clendennen is calling the “Twin Peaks Incident” and Reyna is calling “The Battle at Twin Peaks.” The plaintiffs are represented by Dallas attorney Don Tittle or Dallas attorney Clint...
  • The “Moderates” Are Not So Moderate: Merrick Garland

    03/16/2016 8:22:59 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | March 11, 2016 | Carrie Severino
    But Garland has a long record, and, among other things, it leads to the conclusion that he would vote to reverse one of Justice Scalia’s most important opinions, D.C. vs. Heller, which affirmed that the Second Amendment confers an individual right to keep and bear arms.
  • Jerry Brown: If Trump Wins, We’ll Build a Wall Around California

    03/15/2016 6:56:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    “If Trump were ever elected, we’d have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country,” he said at a dinner held in Sacramento by the California Labor Federation and State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, according to the Sacramento Bee. “By the way that is a joke,” he added. “We don’t like walls, we like bridges.” Brown was touting the state’s economic progress, and the influx of young, talented tech workers — though the state has experienced net out-migration for decades, especially of middle-class families. The governor blasted “old white guys”...
  • NM ranchers outraged by lack of security at border

    03/07/2016 5:42:22 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 7th, 2016 at 12:05am | Lauren Villagran
    A ranch hand working in New Mexico’s Bootheel stumbles upon men and two or three vehicles stranded in remote cattle country. They turn out to be drug runners from Mexico who take him hostage, load his vehicle with narcotics and force him to drive to Willcox, Ariz., where they leave him alive but warn him not to go to the police. They would be watching. -- The cattle growers associations of both states(AZ & NM) are hosting a meeting this week in the tiny town of Animas to air their grievances to elected officials – including pleas for more boots...
  • Lord Monckton: ‘The Texas Talent Will Replace the Dollar’

    03/06/2016 8:03:54 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 44 replies
    San Antonio Tea Party (republished from American Thinker 10/17/15) ^ | Republished from AmericanThinker.com October 17, 2015 | John Griffing
    Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, who advised Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, wrote for the Yorkshire Post, was managing editor of the Telegraph Sunday Magazine, has lectured at faculty level on currency theory and is now a columnist for WND, has long given warnings that the over-borrowing governments of the West are on a course to bankruptcy, from which recovery will not be possible.Monckton has now come out with his personal plan to sideline the collapsing dollar and rescue western markets: a sound and fully asset-backed currency called the Texas Talent. Users of the Talent would trade in their...
  • GOP strategist Castellanos: Time to rally around Trump, ‘too late to ask mommy

    03/05/2016 9:26:12 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 2 | Tom Hamburger and Matea Gold
    <p>Even as major Republican donors coalesced Wednesday around a last-ditch effort to halt Donald Trump's march toward the GOP presidential nomination, resignation was setting in among some onetime Trump critics.</p> <p>"It is too late," Republican media strategist Alex Castellanos, who had unsuccessfully urged top GOP contributors to back an anti-Trump campaign earlier in the cycle, wrote in an email. "There is a fantasy effort to stop Trump, like a fantasy campaign to stop yesterday but it exists only as the denial stage of grief."</p>
  • A prominent US senator just threw his support to Donald Trump

    03/03/2016 6:25:33 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 28, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama endorsed Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday. Trump announced the endorsement alongside Sessions at a massive campaign rally in Madison, Alabama. "At this time in America's history, we need to make America great again!" Sessions said, echoing Trump's campaign slogan. "I am pleased to endorse Donald Trump for the presidency of the United States."
  • The French Revolution comes to America

    03/03/2016 5:47:01 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 72 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 2, 2016 | Taylor Millard
    American voters are angry. They see both parties as corrupt, unstable organizations which care nothing about their constituents, and only about staying in power. Voters see the parties only interested in handing out favors to their rich friends, and not doing things which would help everyone. They’re doing their best Bruce Banner imitation by turning into The Populist Hulk after warning politicians, “You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry,” for years. This isn’t just Republicans flocking to Donald Trump, but Democrats seeing Bernie Sanders as a possible alternative to Hillary Clinton (super delegates aside). Voter angst isn’t anything new, but...
  • Obama Proves Himself To Be A Very Small Man

    02/21/2016 4:44:41 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 60 replies
    The American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | February 21, 2016 | Tom Correa
    Antonin Scalia was born on March 11th, 1936, and died in his sleep from natural causes on the night of February 12th or the morning of February 13th, 2016, following an afternoon of quail hunting and dining at the Cibolo Creek Ranch in Shafter, Texas. Antonin Scalia was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, and served until his death a few days ago. Yes, Justice Scalia served on the Court for nearly 30 years. Justice Scalia has been described as an American patriot, a lifelong Conservative, a defender...
  • Congress Can Deny Barack Obama the Power to Replace Justice Scalia

    02/14/2016 8:01:06 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 63 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | Feb. 14, 2016 | Michael F. Cannon
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) responded to the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia with a press release saying, "this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President." Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), and Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) agree. Hillary Clinton spoke for many Democrats: "The Republicans in the Senate and on the campaign trail who are calling for Justice Scalia’s seat to remain vacant dishonor the Constitution. The Senate has a constitutional responsibly here that it cannot abdicate for partisan political reasons." Conor Friedersdorf says the no-vote stratagem is...
  • ‘Climate change’ lawyers quietly lay groundwork for EPA takeover of U.S. energy

    02/08/2016 5:22:01 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 4, 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmentalist lawyers have been pushing a legal theory that would give the Environmental Protection Agency cover to regulate every facet of state energy policy - effectively eliminating states' authority to craft their own regulations. "Buried in the Clean Air Act is an extremely powerful mechanism that Daily Caller New Foundationeffectively gives EPA carte blanche to tell states to make drastic cuts to their emissions," Brian Potts, a partner at the law firm Foley & Lardner wrote in Politico Monday. "This provision, which can now be used thanks to the completion of the Paris climate deal, raises important questions about national...
  • Military Briefed Obama On Benghazi Terrorist Attack

    02/01/2016 7:45:41 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 56 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 2-1-2016 | editor
    Deceit: Newly declassified transcripts show top defense officials who briefed Obama on the day of the Benghazi attack described it as a terrorist attack and told the president so, yet he pushed a false narrative about a video. Just as the new book by former Defense Secretary Bob Gates confirmed what many believed, that President Obama was a politically motivated commander-in-chief who had no faith in an Afghan surge he put 30,000 Americans in harm's way to execute, transcripts of congressional testimony by military leaders confirm that President Obama knew Benghazi was a terrorist attack before he went to bed...
  • DA asks to postpone Twin Peaks biker's trial

    01/27/2016 6:56:57 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 37 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | 1-26-16 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna is asking to postpone a Feb. 29 trial setting in the first Twin Peaks shootout case, saying that analysis of some evidence likely won’t be completed for a year. In a 19-page motion for continuance filed late Tuesday afternoon, Reyna asked 54th State District Judge Matt Johnson to postpone the engaging in organized criminal activity trial of Matthew Alan Clendennen, 30, a member of the Scimitars motorcycle group from Hewitt. Clendennen was arrested the day of the shootout that left nine people dead and at least 20 others wounded. "As our Legislature has mandated,...
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Attorney Heads Pro-Cruz, Anti-Trump Super PAC

    01/26/2016 8:38:15 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 37 replies
    The Concervative Treehouse ^ | January 26, 2016 | Sundance
    This is one of those ah-ha moments when several political variables seem to reconcile simultaneously. For those who doubted the Earlier Tripwire, here's the evidence. There is a Super-PAC called "Stand for Truth" registered out of Lexington Kentucky headed by a guy named Eric Lycan. .. Mr. Eric Lycan was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's lawyer during his re-election campaign against Matt Bevin. Lycan also has deep tentacles within the entire GOPe apparatus, including the Chamber of Commerce. You can confirm identity from the filing paperwork and the reported contact information which is the same as THIS LINK to the...
  • Interview with Brandon Curtiss, President of the Idaho III% on the (current situation in Burns, OR)

    01/16/2016 11:04:33 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | January 15, 2016 | Jason Van Tatenhove
    Jason Van Tatenhove of Oath Keepers had the opportunity to interview Brandon Curtiss, President of the Idaho III% regarding the history and current situation in Harney County, Oregon. Video at link.
  • Oregon Victory – Judge and 2 US Marshals in Route to Restore Constitutional Rule of Law

    01/16/2016 10:49:27 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    The Last Great Stand ^ | January 12th, 2016 | Voice of Reason
    It has already been reported that a large group of heavily armed men from the Pacific Patriot Network showed up at the Bundy Militia's camp In Oregon with the intention of hand delivering Bundy's Articles Of Resolution to FBI themselves, and In the video below, you are about to see the beginning stages of what could turn out to be a truly historic victory for the Bundy Militia. Saturday morning, after a meeting with the Occupiers at the Refuge, approximately 15-20 vehicles loaded up with members of the Pacific Patriot Network rolled out of the federal refuge and and went...
  • Islamic State executes female journalist in Raqqa

    01/06/2016 8:16:52 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Syria: Direct ^ | Jan. 4, 2016 | Ammar Hammou
    The Islamic State executed independent citizen journalist Ruqia Hassan in what is believed to be the group's first capital punishment of a woman for reporting inside its territory, posted citizen journalists from Raqqa on Facebook over the weekend.Better known by her pseudonym "Nisan Ibrahim," Hassan wrote about life under IS rule on her personal Facebook page and "often reported on airstrikes in Raqqa as they happened," Furat al-Wafaa, an independent citizen journalist formerly with the Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently media campaign, tells Syria Direct's Ammar Hammou.Although the exact date of the execution is unknown, Hassan's social media reporting abruptly...
  • Merry Christmas My Friends!

    12/25/2015 5:22:50 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    The American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | December 24, 2015 | Tom Correa
    Merry Christmas My Friends! Dear Friends, Thank you for your wonderful support of my blog. I cannot thank you enough for making my blog such a success. I am truly grateful for your support. While it never ceases to amaze me just how many people out there are interested in the same things that I am, as a kindred spirit I feel blessed that you visit to see what's new. It is great to know that I can provide something that you may enjoy reading. And yes, it also feels pretty good knowing that I can be useful in passing...
  • CAIR’s Help For San Bernardino Terror Family Resembles Palestinian Policies Of Jihad Benefits

    12/18/2015 4:55:29 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 16 Dec 2015 | by Raheem Kassam
    In the immediate aftermath of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) sought to support and assist the families of the terrorist Syed Farook – before the FBI had even uttered the word "terrorism". As my colleague Joel Pollak writes at Breitbart California, the organisation, which claims it is tasked with improving relations between America and its Muslim communities took the pre-emptive step of representing Mr. Farook's family, in what Pollak describes as a terrorist family's "death benefit". CAIR's assistance and public representation of Syed Farook's family, in my opinion, closely resembles the Palestinian Authority's (PA)...
  • US, Turkey Poised for Joint Anti-ISIS Operation, Despite Differences

    12/16/2015 5:01:46 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    VOA News ^ | November 20, 2015 | Dorian Jones, Kasim Cindemir
    ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON- Turkey and the United States say forces are poised to launch a major joint military operation aimed at closing a 98-kilometer strip of the Turkey-Syria border used by Islamic State (IS) militants. "We have certain plans to put an end to the control that Islamic State is still exercising on a zone of our frontier," Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu told the Anatolia News Agency, adding that the military operation will be intense. “You will see this in the days to come.” U.S. ambassador to Turkey John Bass tells VOA that Ankara and Washington are increasing cooperation to stop...
  • Obama's Agenda -- Hold Muslim Classes While Banning Christian Holidays

    12/14/2015 3:48:36 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | December 14, 2015 | Tom Correa
    Obama's Agenda -- Hold Muslim Classes While Banning Christian Holidays On December 13th, 2015, Fox News reported that Non-Muslim high school girls were made to wear Muslim hijab to promote acceptance of Islamic beliefs. As ridiculous as it sounds, more than a dozen non-Muslim girls at a Chicago high school were made to wear a traditional Islamic head scarf on Wednesday as part of "Walk a Mile in Her Hijab." The event, organized by the school's Muslim Student Association, featured 17 non-Muslims wearing the garment and speaking with other students about the meaning of the hijab. Vernon Hills High School...
  • Final pieces in place for Erdoğan’s alleged coup to take over Turkish government

    10/29/2015 6:58:10 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    BGN News (Istanbul, Turkey) ^ | 28 October 2015 | none stated
    Having made it no secret he seeks to transform Turkey so he can wield absolute authority with no checks and balances, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has allegedly begun the final push to implement a 'palace coup' and wrest control of the Turkish government from its parliament. Final pieces in place for Erdogan's alleged coup to take over Turkish government Having made it no secret his intention to transform Turkey so he can wield absolute authority with no checks and balances, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has allegedly begun the final push to implement a "palace coup" and wrest control of the...
  • Boehner: Goodbye to Old Yellowstain. "Someone threatened to 'tell what they knew about Fast and

    09/26/2015 5:38:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 104 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | September 26, 2015 | Dutchman6
    John Hawkins writes at Townhall: "Boehner Resigned? Good. Go Cry, Drink And Surrender Somewhere Else." Well, Boehner's resignation is far too late for me and especially far too late for the Fast and Furious investigation that he derailed because the FBI was blackmailing him. Long-time readers will recall that when the Issa committee got around to noticing the fact, uncovered by this blog and FOX News' William La Jeunesse, that the middle men who the ATF agents were forbidden by their superiors from following (the ones who actually transported the weapons across the border) were the Miramontes brothers who were...
  • The Pending Storm

    09/21/2015 11:41:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 73 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 20, 2015 | sundance
    It has been building upon itself longer than most can remember. It is an anger that is out there, well beyond the visible boundary. This cannot be seen, it is felt – looming with certainty. It is a cold, watchful and mostly private anger…. …something is more serious about this type. Deeper than hot anger, which attracts the brief attention of the media. This rage needs no further discussion amid those who carry it… It just is. ….The depth of this is far greater than has been seen before. A rage deeper than deliberate and more serious than mere resolve...
  • Honor our service members who used their personal firearms to fight back against terrorist attacker

    08/03/2015 7:33:49 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    War on Guns ^ | August 03, 2015 | David Codrea
    I did.MORE But I don't want to be on any lists! You think owning a gun and frequenting sites like this one hasn't already put you on several? But I don't want to get junk email! Assuming you as a citizen truly don't want to be informed by the White House of what they're up to, just "unsubscribe" if it bugs you. But this will just create another class of "Only Ones"! Not really, when you consider, because of their employment, the service members' rights have been diminished below those of the citizenry. But this won't do any good! If...
  • The United Nations is Not a Government -- They Have No Authority

    06/13/2015 11:49:21 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    The American Cowboy Chronicle ^ | June 12, 2015 | Tom Correa
    The United Nations is Not a Government -- They Have No Authority Back in 2011, I wrote about the seriousness of the corruption at the United Nations and their attempts to circumvent the Constitution of the United States, U.N. "Small Arms Treaty" Will Disarm Americans.  Well, they are still at it! Besides what is going on around the world where the UN has placed itself, on Jun 10th, 2015, it was reported that United Nations peacekeepers had "transactional sex” with 225 Haitian women in return for UN supplies. Yes, sex for food and medicine, according to a UN's new Office...
  • Texas Police Play “lets make a deal” With The Constitution – Twenty Five Waco “Twin Peaks” Bikers Re

    06/03/2015 5:31:29 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 102 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 3, 2015 | Sundance
    WACO TEXAS – Twenty-five bikers arrested in the May 17 shootout at Twin Peaks have been released from jail since Thursday, when prosecutors and defense attorneys started negotiating the reduction of bonds. Two of those released recently include Sandra “Drama” Lynch, of Mart, and her husband, Mike, a plumber. Sandra Lynch is a well-known advocate for bikers’ rights who reserved the patio for the meeting of a regional bikers’ rights coalition two weeks ago at Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco. The deadly shootout erupted in the Twin Peaks parking lot about 30 minutes before that meeting was to begin. Also...
  • Jailed U.S. activist deported after renouncing his Egyptian citizenship

    05/31/2015 3:31:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    the Cairo Post ^ | May. 30, 2015 11:19 | none stated
    CAIRO: Dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen Mohamed Sultan, who has been on a hunger strike since January 2014, was deported to the United States, family member Omar Sultan said in his facebook account Saturday. “Mohamed is on his way home after nearly two years in captivity. After extensive efforts, the U.S. government has successfully secured Mohamed’s deportation back home to the U.S., mercifully concluding this dark chapter for Mohamed and our family,” read the statement. According to the Anadolu Turkish news agency, Sultan was deported after he relinquished his Egyptian citizenship; however, the Egyptian Prisons Authority has denied in a statement to...
  • Obama moves to take control of local law enforcement

    05/25/2015 9:56:00 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Beaufort Observer ^ | March 31, 2015 | Alex Newman
    March 31, 2015 We suspect many local law enforcement agencies in America are going to seriously regret seeking and accepting Federal dollars over the last few years. Accepting those funds, from whatever source and for whatever purpose, may now subject local agencies to Federal "standards" that will severely restrict local autonomy in policy development and implementation. To understand what may lie ahead of law enforcement one only needs to see what has happened in public education with the usurpation of local autonomy by the U. S. Department of Education. Alex Newman, writing at NewAmerican.com reports: The Obama administration and its...
  • Militarization of Law Enforcement

    05/25/2015 9:44:36 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | May 23, 2015 | Tom Correa
    Militarization of Law Enforcement These are not American Soldiers. They are Police Officers at the Ferguson Missouri protests. On May 18th, 2015, President Barack Obama announced that he was limiting the types of military equipment which can be transferred to police departments. He also announced the implementation of training programs to assure the appropriate use of other items. Because of his announcement, Homeland Security and the military can no longer transfer some weapons, such as grenade launchers, and IED resistant armored personnel carriers, other weaponized vehicles, and bayonets to police departments. Obama stated, "We’ve seen how militarized gear can...
  • Barack Obama’s War On Police

    05/24/2015 8:26:25 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Politically Short ^ | May 20, 2015 | Politically Short
    On December 18, 2014, Barack Obama officially began the war on police as he signed an Executive Order establishing the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Since the signing of this Executive Order, 55 Officers have been killed in the line of duty. Yet, this mattered little to Obama who justified his Executive Order as he spoke about “the distrust that exists between too many police departments and too many communities – the sense that in a country where our basic principle is equality under the law, too many individuals, particularly young people of color, do not feel they...
  • Waco shooting: Purple Heart recipient among nine bikers killed

    05/21/2015 4:16:12 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 194 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 21 May 2015 17.24 EDT | Associated Press in Waco
    One of nine bikers killed at a shootout outside a Texas restaurant was a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose family members dispute police claims he was in a criminal group. An Associated Press review of Texas court records and a database maintained by the state department of public safety turned up no criminal history in Texas for Jesus Delgado Rodriguez, 65, of New Braunfels. And his son Vincent Ramirez told the San Antonio Express-News that he was not violent.
  • Who Caused Baltimore’s Collapse?

    05/18/2015 9:17:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 18, 2015 | Newt Gingrich
    A better future for poor Americans trapped in Baltimore and across the country must start with a fact-based analysis of how we got here and who has been responsible. Fact: The last Republican city council member in Baltimore City left office in 1942. That is 73 years of solid Democrat city councils. Fact: The last Republican mayor of Baltimore City left office in 1967. That is 48 years of unbroken Democrat control of the mayor’s office. Fact: The Maryland Senate is currently 33 Democrats to 14 Republicans. Fact: The Maryland House is currently 90 Democrats to 50 Republicans. Fact: The...
  • IRS Scandal: I was targeted and I've got proof it was a Democratically-led conspiracy

    05/05/2015 8:57:29 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 05, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I was targeted by the IRS in a coordinated attack at the highest levels of government...and we now have the proof. My IRS files, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Judicial Watch, clearly implicate the IRS and a Democratic U.S. senator. "An IRS audit that required researching my political views clearly wasn’t a “normal random audit.” I was targeted for my political views. My civil rights were clearly violated." Per Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch: “The Obama IRS obstructed the release of Wayne Root’s tax documents. The abuse of process Judicial Watch and Wayne suffered through to...
  • ECHOES OF BENGHAZI PART ONE

    04/17/2015 8:29:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    fix Bayonets ^ | Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | DANNY JEFFREY
    I had thought, hoped, that I had finished writing about Benghazi, but alas, that is not meant to be. Daily, new evidence is emerging that validates my earlier theory about what truly occurred there, a theory that I have long hoped was in error as the implications of it are so sordid that it has cost me all of the faith that I once had in the human race. In light of the now emerging evidence I must once again address the issue as there is much that must be understood by all with the courage and intestinal fortitude to...
  • Administration Gave Social Security Numbers to 541,000 Illegal Aliens

    04/16/2015 7:38:16 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 15, 2015 - 3:07 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Social Security numbers (SSNs) were given to 541,000 illegal aliens, according to Carolyn Colvin, acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA). In a March 12 letter, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) had asked SSA: “How many individuals have applied for SSNs as a result of the June 15, 2012, memorandum issued by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano entitled ‘Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children'?”
  • Minneapolis police records shed light on 2014 military training

    04/09/2015 8:34:13 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Twin Cities Daily Planet ^ | April 08, 2015 | Matt Ehling, Public Record Media
    In August of 2014, military helicopters flew low over residential neighborhoods of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, engaged in a series of night-time training exercises. The exercises involved the Naval Warfare Development Group - a "special forces" component of the U.S. Navy - and were aimed at enhancing urban combat tactics. Just as they had two years earlier, military personnel had come to the Twin Cities to conduct counter-terrorism training operations in an urban environment. And just as before, those operations commenced with little advance notice to the public.
  • Obama Administration Has Already Handed Out Millions of Illegal Work Permits

    02/24/2015 7:13:41 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 69 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 23, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    A federal court has ruled that the Obama administration’s plan to issue work permits to illegal immigrants is–this is not exactly a surprise–illegal. But the Democrats are undeterred. Today, for the fourth time, they filibustered funding for the Department of Homeland Security, insisting that if Obama’s illegal program isn’t funded, the entire DHS must be shut down. In the meantime, it has come to light that the Obama administration has been handing out illegal work permits for years. The Center for Immigration Studies has received documents in response to a Freedom of Information Act request that indicate millions of such...
  • The Washington Post’s Persistently Flawed Lens (Egyptian Embassy in DC to WaPo)

    02/04/2015 6:54:04 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Egyptian Embassy in Washington DC ^ | February 3, 2015 | Mohamed Tawfik, Egyptian Ambassador to the United States
    The following is a letter to the editor submitted by the (Egyptian) Embassy to the Washington Post regarding their editorial board’s recent commentary.To the Editor, The Post’s January 30 editorial entitled “A bleak anniversary in Egypt” is biased and insensitive, to say the least. Published barely hours after the terrorist attack that needlessly took the lives of over 30 of my countrymen, the editorial board fails to show even the slightest compassion for the plight of the victims’ families. The only mention of the attack was by way of laying the blame for the terrorists’ acts squarely on the Egyptian...
  • Ballot counting in Colorado general election stretches into early morning hours of Wednesday

    11/05/2014 5:36:54 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    The Denver Channel (ABC - Channel 7) ^ | 3:11 AM, Nov 5, 2014 | Phil Tenser, Deb Stanley
    BOULDER - Denver County election officials are taking a break from counting ballots with about 17 percent of the ballots still to go. Election workers started leaving around 5 a.m. Denver County tweeted that they were taking what they called a "pause for the cause." "We want to get our folks rested so they are sharp upon their return," Denver Elections officials said.
  • YPG Kobanę commander: We are close to victory

    10/17/2014 8:37:46 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Firat News ^ | 17.10.2014 10:30:10 | ANF - KOBANĘ
    Mehmud Berxwedan, the YPG Kobanę General in Command, has said: “After a one-month resistance we have launched a step-by-step advance towards victory. In the last week in particular Kobanę has become a graveyard for ISIS.” YPG Kobanę Commander Mahmut Berxwedan spoke to Ronahi TV. He said that, as watched by the world, Kobanę had resisted for 32 days, adding that they were now close to victory. Berxwedan emphasised that the Kobanę resistance had begun in the villages, where there had been a great resistance from house to house, hamlet to hamlet and from village to village. He added that for...
  • The eyes of the world look to Kobani

    10/12/2014 7:46:31 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | 4:34 AM | By Oudeh Basharat
    The Arabs have appropriated Saladin, the Kurdish leader who defeated the Crusaders; yet while they embrace him they have turned their backs on his grandchildren. Four wolves fight each other all day, but at night they unite in their desire to take a bite out of the Kurdish nation. Each one claims the Kurds as if they were its private property, with slogans of nationalism, history and unity, but at the moment of truth they all turn their backs on them. Less than a month after the 2011 revolution began, Syria granted citizenship to hundreds of thousands of Kurds 50...