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  • Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

    02/21/2018 7:15:27 PM PST · by Innovative · 128 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | BBC
    US President Donald Trump has said arming teachers could prevent school shootings like that which left 17 people dead last week in Florida. A staff member with a gun could end an attack "very quickly", he said. Mr Trump floated the proposal as emotional survivors of the 14 February massacre implored him to make sure it never happens again. The Republican president also backed calls for improved background checks on gun buyers.
  • San Francisco is experiencing a ‘mass exodus.’ The city’s liberal policies are to blame.

    02/12/2018 7:21:52 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/10/2018 | Chris Enloe
    San Francisco is experiencing a “mass exodus” as tens of thousands of residents leave the Bay Area while an influx of immigrants flood the sanctuary city, according to KPIX-TV. What’s going on? For the first time in decades, more people are leaving San Francisco than there are new people moving to the city. The mass exodus has propelled the Bay Area to the nation’s leading city for “out-migration.” One of the reasons for the exodus is the cost of living in San Francisco. According to the Mercury News, the median price for homes in Silicon Valley fall anywhere between $800,000...
  • Invasive 20-pound rodents increasingly burrowing into California

    02/11/2018 8:28:42 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 102 replies
    SF Gate ^ | February 11, 2018 | Tom Miller
    A giant 20-pound rodent with the ability to destroy roads, levees and wetlands has been discovered in Stanislaus County. A giant invasive rodent with the ability to destroy roads, levees and wetlands has been discovered in Stanislaus County.
  • Nancy Pelosi is incredibly underrated (barf alert)

    02/10/2018 10:17:35 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | February 10, 2018 | Dana Houle
    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor for eight hours Wednesday, giving the longest speech in that chamber in at least a century. She did so to pressure Speaker Paul D. Ryan to permit a vote on protecting the roughly 700,000 undocumented “dreamers.” Republicans expressed delight that eyes were on the polarizing Pelosi, but her marathon speech served to energize activists while highlighting that House Republicans will not commit to a vote. Despite having little leverage, she scored a tactical success. It’s not just Republicans who discount Pelosi’s talents. Some Democrats are unsatisfied with her leadership: They accuse...
  • Border Patrol arrests third ‘DREAMer’ for smuggling illegal aliens

    01/31/2018 4:53:25 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    GOP ^ | 1/31/2018
    The Border Patrol announced its third arrest of an illegal immigrant “Dreamer” on smuggling charges this week, saying agents nabbed a 26-year-old man who had picked up four illegal immigrants who just snuck into the U.S. from Mexico. Agents said they spotted the four men’s footprints and radioed to other agents who spotted the four getting into a pickup truck in a nearby citrus grove. After stopping the truck, they discovered the driver was in the U.S. under protection of the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty. On Monday, the Border Patrol announced arrests of two other Dreamers in California for separate...
  • 2 teens arrested for allegedly running over Richmond police officer

    01/29/2018 6:00:00 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 29, 2018 | Sarah Ravani
    A Richmond police officer was nearly flattened during an illegal weekend sideshow Sunday, authorities said, leading to the arrest of two teens — one of whom was charged with attempted murder.
  • Bullet train audit request gains momentum: Breaking View (California, of course)

    01/24/2018 7:03:12 PM PST · by Mark · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 1/24/2018 | Sal Rodriguez
    January 24, 2018 at 2:26 pm Editor’s note: Breaking views are thoughts from individual members of the editorial board on today’s headlines. California’s bullet train project has basically been one long, embarrassing and wasteful disaster ever since it got started. Alas, it persists. The latest update on the first phase of the project, the 119-mile Central Valley section considered the easiest to build, came out a week ago, when the rail authority had to revise its 2016 cost estimate of $7.8 billion in favor of the more realistic though perhaps still optimistic $10.6 billion. It was originally expected to cost...
  • Uber driver illegally in U.S. charged with 4 California rapes

    01/23/2018 7:48:16 AM PST · by bgill · 19 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 22, 2018 | AP
    A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally used his job as an Uber driver to target intoxicated young women and was charged Monday with raping, assaulting and robbing four victims, California prosecutors said. Alfonso Alarcon-Nunez drove women to their homes, assaulted them, and stole property including cellphones, computers and jewelry, officials said. He collected his fare payments through the smartphone app Venmo to disguise his identity and his Uber records...California issues driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally and Alarcon-Nunez had a valid license since 2015. Alarcon-Nunez’s immigration status will not have a bearing on the prosecution, Dow...
  • New Gun Owners Account for 40 Percent of California Guns Purchased

    01/23/2018 5:45:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Those who campaign for a disarmed population take comfort in persuading themselves that gun ownership is declining in the United States.This is the primary goal, after all. If gun ownership is declining, they can claim they are “winning”.The most commonly cited evidence that gun ownership is declining is the General Social Survey, which shows a gradually declining percentage of households in the United States that tell survey-takers they have guns in the household.But the number of guns sold in the last decade skyrocketed.  At the beginning of 2008, there were about 301 million privately owned guns in the United...
  • California Democrats want businesses to give half their tax-cut savings to state

    01/19/2018 7:16:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 58 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 1/19/2018 | Melody Gutierrez
    California lawmakers are targeting the expected windfall that companies in the state would see under the federal tax overhaul with a bill that would require businesses to turn over half to the state. A proposed Assembly Constitutional Amendment by Assemblymen Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, and Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, would create a tax surcharge on California companies making more than $1 million so that half of their federal tax cut would instead go to programs that benefit low-income and middle-class families. “Trump’s tax reform plan was nothing more than a middle-class tax increase,” Ting said in a statement. “It is unconscionable...
  • CA Ammunition Controls Force Temporary Halt to Walmart Ammo Sales

    01/19/2018 4:16:12 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Newly implemented ammunition controls forced a temporary halt to ammo sales at 131 Walmart stores throughout California. On January 1, 2018, Breitbart News reported that California’s ammunition controls took effect. These controls require that all ammunition be purchased in-state and that those purchases be conducted via a California-approved dealer. Moreover, an individual must secure a “California vendor license” to be recognized as a California-approved ammunition dealer. This means that if the state is delayed in issuing the licenses dealers will necessarily be unable to sell ammunition.
  • Wealthy exodus to escape new tax rules worries California Democrats

    01/18/2018 6:35:38 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/18/2018 | ADAM ASHTON
    The Republican-backed federal tax bill flipped the tables on a never-ending question for California politicians: Will high taxes lead the state’s wealthiest residents to flee the Golden State for the comparable tax havens of Florida, Nevada and Texas? Republicans reliably raise that alarm when Democrats advocate for tax increases, like the 2012 and 2016 ballot initiatives that levied a new income tax on very high-earning residents. But now, with the federal tax bill cutting off deductions that benefited well-off Californians, the state’s Democrats suddenly are singing the GOP song about a potential millionaire exodus. “People with higher incomes pay a...
  • ‘I Don’t Care About My Car!’ Says Man Reunited With His Dog Who Hitched A Ride During Theft

    01/13/2018 1:05:33 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies ^ | 1/12/18 | cbsla
    CARSON (CBSLA) — A pet owner is probably telling his dog she’s an extra good girl Friday after a harrowing couple of days during which she went missing. “Man, I had a heart attack!” Daniel Ashimine told CBS2 News. “I don’t care about my car, I really love my dog!” Ashimine was reunited with Holly after she hitched a ride in his car, which was stolen as it was parked behind his restaurant Monday. “My wife and I started driving all over the place looking for the dog,” said Ashimine. “The last couple of nights I didn’t get any rest.”
  • 100,000 Signatures to Recall Judge Aaron Persky for ‘Light’ Sentence for Sexual Assault

    01/13/2018 11:43:23 AM PST · by ColdOne · 4 replies ^ | 1/12/18 | Adelle Nazarian
    Organizers have collected nearly 100,000 signatures to recall Judge Aaron Persky from his position in June over what critics say was a a lenient sentencing of Stanford University student Brock Turner, who sexually assaulted an intoxicated female student in 2015. Turner was hit with a six-month county jail sentence, of which he served three months due to a state law aimed at reducing jail overcrowding.
  • To Put It Charitably, California’s Tax Idea Is Nuts

    01/04/2018 7:00:39 PM PST · by Cheerio · 25 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 4, 2018 | Steven Greenhut
    The latest notion by the Trump Resistance: Turn state tax bill into a charitable contribution to get around Republican tax law. Sacramento I’ve routinely slammed California’s Democratic leaders for their plodding lack of creativity in dealing with the state’s many crises. Pick a problem (infrastructure, poverty, housing, etc.) and they have the same basic solution: Raise taxes, expand a bureaucracy, and give the government more power and money to “do something.” It would never dawn on them that the biggest problems are in the areas where they’ve intervened the most. But it’s time to give credit where it’s due. Their...
  • Sanctuary State Signs Pop Up on California Highways for New Year:“Felons,Illegals and MS13 Welcome

    01/01/2018 3:12:25 PM PST · by bitt · 56 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 01/01/2018 | Jim Hoft
    full title: PHOTOS=> Sanctuary State Signs Pop Up on California Highways for the New Year: “Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome!” Anonymous Street artists moved out to highways once again to ring in the new year by posting messages to the “Welcome to California” highway signs. The signs were put up north of Lake Havasu, Arizona, Primm, Nevada and on Highway 95 in California and read “OFFICIAL SANCTUARY STATE, Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome! Democrats Need The Votes!” The highway signs are apparently commemorating California’s new Sanctuary State status. NOTE: It is unclear who originated this action. Here are a few...
  • Denver, Colorado “Mile High Pile of Poop”

    12/29/2017 6:28:38 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 46 replies ^ | Dec. 25, 2017 | Dominick Mezzapesa
    Denver, Colorado just took a step closer to being and smelling like India. The Denver City Council gave their city a big flaming bag of poop for Christmas. On Monday the city council unanimously voted to decriminalizing low-level crimes like pooping on the sidewalk. NO Clean Up On Aisle 5 In Denver, people are required to dispose of dog poop, but humans defecating can just leave it anywhere they like. You would think they would stop there, but noooooooo!
  • Ammunition Sales Surge as Californians Seek to Beat New Gun Controls

    12/22/2017 9:25:12 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    California ammunition sales are surging as residents rush to beat the January 1, 2018, implementation of new gun controls targeting ammo sales. The incoming controls are the outworking of Proposition 63, passed by voters in 2016. On December 15 Breitbart News reported that California’s war on guns would broaden to include a war on ammo in 2018. These controls include a ban on any ammunition not purchased within the state of California. Moreover, they narrowly define legally purchased ammo as that which is acquired via a licensed dealer in the state. These controls will not only lessen the supply of...
  • As Trains Derail in Washington,CA Moves Full Speed Ahead on a Costly “Bullet Train” Project

    12/22/2017 6:25:14 AM PST · by davikkm · 13 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    “My high-speed rail proposal will lead to innovations that change the way we travel in America,” Obama boldly proclaimed during his first year of his first term. A recent Investor’s Business Daily article pointed out that the recent Amtrak train derailment near Tacoma, Washington, was on a stretch of track that was the direct result of President Obama’s pie in the sky vision of high-speed rail under his stimulus plan. Monday’s crash of the Amtrak train, which killed three and injured many more, was remarkable in that this was the very first route of this line on a new track...
  • Sheriffs Who Opposed ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill Now Tasked with Enforcing It

    11/12/2017 10:08:01 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Nov 2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    California sheriffs who opposed adopting a “sanctuary state” law are now being tasked with implementing the law in their jails and retention policies. The law, which began as Senate Bill 54, was issued in response to President Trump’s campaign against illegal immigration. According to the Los Angeles Times, the sanctuary law “is designed to limit the people that California law enforcement agencies can detain, question or investigate at the request of federal immigration officials. But its impact will largely rely on county sheriffs whose departments play a vital role in immigration enforcement.” In sum, the law is an attempt to...