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  • ObamaCare caused some premiums to nearly double in California

    07/31/2014 1:16:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/31/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The bad news in California: If you liked your plan and/or your doctor, many of you couldn’t keep either if you had an individual-market plan. The worse news in California: If you liked your premiums, you definitely couldn’t keep those. In the first year of ObamaCare, premiums rose in the Golden State anywhere from 22% to 88% from the previous year — even as insurer networks narrowed so much that consumers had a tough time finding a provider at all: The cost of health insurance for individuals skyrocketed this year in California, with some paying almost twice what they...
  • The Hidden Gloom Underlying California's 'Boom'

    07/31/2014 7:08:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    RCM ^ | 07/31/2014 | By Carson Bruno
    Good news, in 2013, California's economy grew faster than the nation's - 2 percent vs. 1.8 percent. Many have used this as vindication that California's progressive policies, ranging from the 2012 Proposition 30 tax increases to implementation of AB 32's cap-and-trade scheme, are not hindering growth (some even suggest such policies are aiding the growth). However, focusing on the statewide number masks the bad news; California's growth is vastly inconsistent across its regions. And if we explore those differences - using Bureau of Economic Analysis 2001-to-2012 metropolitan-area statistics adjusted for inflation using the CPI-U-RS - the Golden State looks like...
  • Scientist claims California university fired him over creationist beliefs

    07/31/2014 6:02:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2014 | (w/Christina Corbin)
    A California university says it is investigating religious discrimination allegations made by a prominent scientist and former employee who claims he was fired for his creationist beliefs. Mark Armitage, a scientist and evangelical Christian, claims he was fired from his job as a lab technician at California State University at Northridge because he published an academic paper which appeared to support his creationist views, according to a lawsuit filed last week. Armitage, who does not believe in evolution, was lauded by his colleagues and the science community after he discovered in 2012 the largest triceratops horn ever recovered from the...
  • Iran Releases Video Of Israel Under Nuclear Attack As 10,000 Riot In Judea and Samaria

    07/28/2014 10:07:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 7/28/14 | Pamela Geller
    Obama just released $2.8 billion to these savages. And he has sanctioned their nuclear weapons program. Mankind will always be plagued with evil annihilationists. But America funding them? And sanctioning their nuclear weapons program? Thats a whole new vicious reality for the free world to deal with. Thats new.
  • Four CA teens charged with murder in fatal beating of Chinese grad student

    07/30/2014 12:57:01 PM PDT · by chajin · 31 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | July 30, 2014 | unknown
    LOS ANGELES Four U.S. teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a Chinese graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his apartment. Two of the suspects, aged 16 and 17, were juveniles charged as adults in the slaying of Xinran Ji, 24, an engineering student at the University of Southern California who was attacked early Thursday. He was able to make his way to his apartment. A roommate discovered him dead hours later. The defendants 17-year-old Alberto Ochoa, 16-year-old Alejandra Guerrero, 18-year-old Andrew Garcia and 19-year-old Jonathan Del Carmen...
  • Rising up, again: Occupy, 99Rise & activisms big comeback-Sacramento to host Occupy Nat'l Gathering

    07/29/2014 10:04:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Sacramento News & Review ^ | July 24, 2014 | Nick Miller
    After the so-called death of the Occupy movement, political activism is making a comeback in Sacramento. In June and July, law enforcement arrested 47 protesters over 12 days at the state Capitol. Those hauled away were members of the newly formed 99Rise movement. They peacefully remained in the building under the rotunda after curfew, in solidarity with their goal of getting big money out of politics. That hasnt happened yet, of course, but the protesters made headlines by lobbying a few billsand actually getting two passed. Some of these activists marched nearly 500 miles from Los Angeles to Sacramento, and...
  • Tesla's Battery Factory Could be Great for a Bankrupt California

    07/29/2014 7:51:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2014 | Matthee Debord
    Based on reports that have emerged over the past few weeks, it looks like California is back in the running as a location for Tesla's Gigfactory — a massive facility that will build the advanced lithium-ion batteries needed to get the electric carmaker to the next level. Nevada, Texas, New Mexico — these were the states that appeared to be in a better position to become the Gigafactory's home than California.But there's been some chatter about Elon Musk and his company potentially taking over an old U.S. Navy facility near San Francisco. And now, according to the Los Angeles Times'...
  • The Senate Race That Couldnt Be LostAnd Was A lesson in political humility. Read more:

    07/29/2014 4:07:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-29-14 | Larry Sabato
    If there is one nightmare common to all U.S. senators, its the possibility of an unexpected upset by an underdog challenger come Election Day. Not only do they lose their seat, but the shock of defeat becomes one of the most notable parts of their biography. This November, no one wants to be the Senates Eric Cantor. For my money, one of the most jaw-dropping Senate results in modern history occurred exactly 50 years ago. Its barely remembered even by the political community, but it shouldnt be forgotten. This old race teaches enduring lessons about politics, and in 2014 well...
  • CHRIST JESUS The Roar of Salvation

    07/28/2014 1:36:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-28-14 | Jedediah
    I shall rend the heavens soon in a new way for all the Earth is about to witness and taste of My glory as I (( ( Roar ) )) out salvation over the children of My creation and Now in this Valley of Decisions I shall rise up the mountains that choose Me and have chosen Me . So watch and see for The Latter Rain is about to flourish My Lilies of The Valley I AM about to dress in My Glory Isaiah 64:1-4 64 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains...
  • Feds: Yee shook down NFL team, 'Shrimpboy' headed organized crime group (shoulder fired missiles)

    07/25/2014 9:53:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 7/25/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    **SNIP** At one meeting with an undercover FBI agent, Jackson allegedly told Yee that the agent knew the owner of an NFL team. Yee then told the agent about a pending law that would limit NFL players from filing workers' compensation claims in the state if they played for out of state teams. Yee told the agent that he should "convey this information to the owner of the NFL team" with an offer of help from Yee. Asked about the cost of such a vote, Yee reportedly said, "Oh no...we gotta drag it out, man. We gotta juice this thing."...
  • California state senator facing additional charge (Leland Yee)

    07/25/2014 8:18:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 25, 2014 11:15 PM EDT
    A federal grand jury on Friday charged a California state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Franciscos Chinatown. [] Yee pleaded not guilty to the original eight charges. He will have to enter a plea Wednesday to the charges in the new indictment. The new accusations allege that San Francisco Democrat offered to help pass legislation making it harder for professional football players to obtain workers compensation in California, in exchange for campaign contributions from an unidentified NFL owner. The new...
  • FBI: Gone Fishin' -- for Shrimp Boy and Whatever

    07/27/2014 6:41:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    The FBI's motto is "Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity." But given the FBI sting against Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow -- a convicted felon who was freed from prison in 2003 because the feds got him to testify against a confederate -- I suspect that a more apt motto might be "Fuggedaboutit." On Thursday, San Francisco Chronicle columnists Phil Matier and Andy Ross identified San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee as another public figure who was drawn dangerously close to the FBI's "Shrimp Boy" trap. According to their report, FBI operatives donated $20,000 to Hizzoner's 2011 mayoral campaign. Likewise, agents reportedly tried to cozy...
  • U.S. Sen. Rand Paul tells N. Ky chamber U.S. will have to wait on repatriation tax breaks

    07/26/2014 12:10:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/25/2014 | Don Weber
    COVINGTON U.S. Senator Rand Paul told members of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on Friday that he is hopeful that legislation which would lower the tax on foreign corporate profits for U. S. corporations might have chance of passing, just not right now. The bill would allow companies like Apple to bring profits back to the United States at reduced tax rate. A similar tax holiday was enacted in 2004. Paul, who was speaking at the chambers government forum, said that the legislation probably would not come up for a vote this summer, but could see action at...
  • 5 Freeway Shut In Both Directions Due To Police Activity In Boyle Heights

    07/25/2014 7:26:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | July 25, 2014 4:29 PM | Stu Mundel
    BOYLE HEIGHTS The 5 Freeway was shut in both directions in Boyle Heights due to police activity Friday afternoon. Get Live Traffic Updates From KNX 1070 Newsradio People out of their cars wondering whats going on, reported Stu Mundel in Sky9. Reports from the scene said officials were trying to talk a suicidal man out of jumping onto the freeway from an overpass. The unidentified man was taken into custody around 7:15 p.m., authorities said. The incident, first reported around 3:30 p.m. occurred in East LA at Olympic. Right now, the 5 is a parking lot, Mundel reported...
  • Man with tuberculosis shuns treatment, eludes police

    07/25/2014 11:43:18 AM PDT · by redreno · 19 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 07/25/2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    STOCKTON, Calif. Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk. Eduardo Rosas Cruz, a 25-year-old transient, went to the San Joaquin General Hospitals emergency room in March, complaining of a severe cough. Diagnosed with tuberculosis, medical staff told him to stay in a Stockton motel room, where a health worker would deliver his medication and watch him take it. But officials say he took off. County health officials asked prosecutors to seek the warrant, in part,...
  • Stockton Bank Robbery Suspect Faces Murder Charges

    07/25/2014 10:00:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    KGO ^ | 7/21/14 | Tiffany Wilson
    A Stockton teenager was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and shootout. A 19-year-old Stockton man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and shootout. A judge read a total of 35 felony counts to defendant Jaime Ramos involving the robbery on Wednesday at a Bank of the West in Stockton. -snip-...
  • California couple may be charged $500 for not watering lawn, or $500 for watering it

    07/25/2014 4:43:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Ahh, government: In this week’s “Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t” file: A Southern California couple received a letter from Glendora city officials threatening to fine them $500 if they don’t get their sun-scorched brown lawn green again, reports AP. Which Laura Whitney and Michael Korte would gladly do, except for one thing: They could also be fined $500 if they water their lawn too much; they’re currently only watering twice a week. With more than 80% of California in an extreme drought, according to the Los Angeles Times, the state water board voted this week to...
  • L.A. Times Prints Front-Page Defense of Hamas Terror Against Israel

    07/24/2014 2:18:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 24, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    (GRAPHIC-AT-LINK)The Los Angeles Times leads Thursday with a story entitled: "Gaza's dilemma: Deadly war or suffocating Israeli embargo." According to the story, Palestinians in Gaza are left with no choice but to wage war, because if they do not fire rockets at Israeli civilians, they must accept an Israeli [sic] "embargo." The article omits the obvious point that if Hamas would stop trying to kill Israelis, neither the embargo nor the war itself would be necessary. The authors, Alexandra Zavis and Batsheva Sobelman, accept that Hamas started the war--and even suggest that most Palestinians in Gaza support it, though there...
  • Teacher arrested in Hesperia for alleged sex acts with teen in BMW

    07/24/2014 1:49:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    LATimes ^ | Caitlin Owens
    A substitute teacher was arrested for allegedly engaging in sex acts with a 16-year-old girl in a BMW in Hesperia early Sunday, officials said. The pair were discovered by a deputy checking on the black BMW, which authorities said appeared to be suspicious, parked near the intersection of Ivy Avenue and Alder Street. The teacher, 40-year-old Rakshannah Ranney, was engaged in some kind of sexual activity with the girl in the car, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
  • "I Shot Her Twice,She Best Be Dead!"

    07/24/2014 10:08:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 121 replies
    Sky Valley Chronicle ^ | 24 July, 2014 | NA
    (LONG BEACH, CA.) -- They came to the wrong house to do a B & E (break and enter) that night and they most certainly frightened and roughed up the wrong 80-year old man. For one of the invader-robbers that night, a woman, it was indeed a fatal error in the victim selection process. Tom Greer, an 80-year-old retiree arrived at his home in Long Beach Tuesday night to find a man and a woman in the middle of a late night break in, ransacking the place. Greer told L.A.'s KNBC-TV as soon as he got inside both robbers tackled...
  • Executions should be by firing squad, federal appeals court judge says

    07/24/2014 3:24:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | Maura Dolan
    Days before an Arizona murderer gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes and died nearly two hours after his execution began, a conservative federal appeals judge called for replacing lethal injection with firing squads, saying the public must acknowledge that executions are "brutal, savage events." "Using drugs meant for individuals with medical needs to carry out executions is a misguided effort to mask the brutality of executions by making them look serene and beautiful like something any one of us might experience in our final moments," U.S. 9th Circuit Court Chief Judge Alex Kozinski wrote in a dissent...
  • Another California City Says No to Housing Illegal Immigrants

    07/24/2014 1:58:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 23, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    The Planning Commission for Escondido, a city just outside of San Diego, voted unanimously, by a 6-0 vote, to reject sheltering Central Americans caught illegally crossing the U.S. southern border. A proposal to convert a vacant retirement home and create a 96-bed shelter for the illegal border crossers was opposed by many of the neighborhood residents, according to Reuters. Escondido now falls in lock step with Murrieta, California, about 30 miles north of Escondido, where protesters forced busses to make a U-turn and reroute back to the San Ysidro, California Border Patrol station, near the U.S.-Mexico border. Breitbart News has...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill to reduce deportations for minor crimes

    07/23/2014 9:54:24 PM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 21, 2014 7:29pm | Patrick McGreevy
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a measure aimed at reducing deportations of legal immigrants who are convicted of misdemeanors. :snip: The legislation aimed at reducing deportations of noncitizens who are legal residents cuts the maximum possible misdemeanor sentence in California by one day, from one year to 364 days. Under federal immigration law, a felony is a crime punishable by 365 days or more, in which case a noncitizen legal resident can face deportation, according to state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens). Deportable crimes that carry a maximum one-year sentence include theft, fraud and forgery. "As a...
  • Checking in from Murrietta: National Protest Day 7/19/2014

    07/23/2014 3:39:15 PM PDT · by blueplum
    Free Republic ^ | July 23, 2014 | self
    Checking in from Murrieta: National Protest Day 7/19/2014: The Border Patrol station in Murrieta was as quiet Saturday mid-afternoon as it was Friday. A token law enforcement presence was stationed at the intersection in front of the entrance where a lone patriot stood tall with his flag firmly planted. Similar to Friday, about a dozen patriots were scattered in and along side the 3 pop-up tents onsite, some waving flags and holding signs, and others seated in the shade chatting pleasantly amongst themselves. There were no counter-protestors present when we arrived about 2:30pm. [along road at Border Patrol Station entrance...
  • Marriage California-style 'a sure recipe for cultural chaos'

    07/23/2014 10:47:10 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 9 replies
    One News Now ^ | 7/21/14 | Michael F. Haverluck
    California is going beyond being one of the 19 states currently allowing same-sex "marriage" by revolutionizing the sacred institution even further with Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) signing of Senate Bill 1306, which eradicates from state laws references to "husband and wife." Progressive media outlets are heralding this change as necessary and overdo. "California's same-sex couples may now be pronounced spouse and spouse after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill [last] Monday eliminating outdated 'husband and wife' references from state laws," Huffington Post reported. "Senate Bill 1306 was introduced by state Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) to eliminate confusion and...
  • Californians Will Be Asked in November Ballot Whether They Want to Overturn Citizens United

    07/22/2014 3:51:21 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 7-22-2014 | Rebecca S. Myles
    California voters will have a chance in the November elections to vote on a ballot measure asking them if Congress should amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The Governor of California signed into law Senate Bill 1272 on July 16 -- the Overturn Citizens United Act -- to put the advisory question on the November 2014 ballot. The group behind the initiative is Money Out Voters In, who were supported by Common Cause. Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to accountable government in the public interest. "This is a great day for...
  • Jerry Brown for President? LOLOL!!!

    07/22/2014 10:55:34 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 29 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    07/22/2014 8:03:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2014 9:07 AM EDT
    A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and the recall is a precautionary measure.
  • California May Breakup into Six Different States (Video)

    07/21/2014 10:44:30 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 31 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV190n3TYc8 ^ | July 14, 2014 9:33pm EDT Reuters | By Jennifer Chaussee, Reuters San Francisco; comments by Mark Dice
    There are enough signatures that have been to place on the ballot to break California up into six States.
  • First Annual Trayvon Martin Day Rallies Against Racial Profiling and Guns

    07/21/2014 2:25:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 20, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    On Saturday, 200 people marched through the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles protesting racial profiling and gun violence on the first anniversary of the verdict acquitting George Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin. The crowd, led by Trayvon Martins parents, carried banners and chanted, What do we want?... Justice. What do we want? Justice. According to CBS2 Los Angeles, the rally was organized by the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which states on its website that its purpose is to create awareness of how violent crime impacts the families of the victims and to provide support and advocacy for those families in response...
  • Taxpayers staking illegals to everything from soup to nuts

    07/20/2014 8:38:01 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/20/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The promise of potential foster parents earning a tax free incomegratis US taxpayersof a staggering $72,000.00 for taking in an Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC) is surfacing on web links. A website is running a video taken in Concord, NC of apparent illegal, non-English speaking adult males shopping at Walmart. (1) They are suspected of using EBT cards-Food Stamps-to buy everything from food to pillows and blankets. Sylvia Locklear took this video as she was on lunch break nearby and her anger is clear as she at one point refers to all of this rape of United States taxpayers as BS....
  • Protest against Obama's illegal alien invasion, Sacramento, July 19, 2014

    07/19/2014 7:06:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 49 replies
    July 19, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    We had about a hundred people present at our anti-illegal alien protest in Sacramento today. We had people representing Oath Keepers, Overpasses for America, Free Republic and other groups, including a contingent of volunteers from the Bolinas Border Patrol. There was only one counter protester that I'm aware of and in the end she gave in and took up an American flag and a "Secure the Borders" sign. I overheard her say, "OMG, I've always been a flaming liberal and now I'm a member of the tea party!" But she was also an admitted lunatic and possibly an escapee from...
  • San Diegans Partake in Immigration Protests

    07/19/2014 6:20:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    NBC-7 San Diego ^ | July 19, 2014 | By Monica Garske
    San Diegans gathered Saturday morning to take part in a nationwide protest against immigration reform amid the border crisis. With American flags and opposition signs in hand, dozens of protestors united along the Interstate 8 overpass in La Mesa near Severin Drive to voice their opinions on illegal immigration. We think our border needs to be better protected, said Ocean Beach resident Lucy Ingalls. Crime is coming in, we have disease coming in, we have mothers sending their kids off by themselves to get sick and die on their own and I think thats a huge crime. I think we...
  • Bolinas residents answer call to arms, join border militias? [FR mention]

    07/18/2014 10:28:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Pacific Sun ^ | July 18, 2014 | by Jason Walsh
    Has Bolinas gone Tea Party? Thats what one nationally known uber conservative seems to thinkas Free Republic founder Jim Robinson claimed recently that residents of the quirky beachfront enclave had enlisted in the ranks of the Texas border militias on the patrol for illegals. Robinson, writing on the Free Republic website last week about defend(ing) the border to protest Obamas lawless open borders policies, name checked the hippy-ish coastal community in his fight to protect America from, if recent headlines are any indication, thousands of desperate children fleeing poverty in the Hispanic third world. We have independent units from the...
  • Hundreds to attend peace walk for Trayvon Martin

    07/17/2014 4:57:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Los Angeles Wave ^ | July 17, 2014 | Imani Crenshaw,
    LOS ANGELES Nearly 500 people are expected to converge on Crenshaw High School Saturday for the Trayvon Martin Foundations 2014 LA Peace Walk and Peace Talk, hosted by Martins parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, organizers said this week. Local activists and civic leaders will join young people at the quarter-mile march that will honor the right that all people should be able to walk safely on their streets, says local organizer Vanessa Bolden. Martin, 17, was killed in February 2012 as he returned from a convenience after buying Skittles and a soft drink. George Zimmerman admitted killing Martin,...
  • 20 Signs The Drought In The Western United States Is Starting To Become Apocalyptic

    07/17/2014 1:12:09 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 166 replies
    Prophecy Newswatch ^ | July 17, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    20 Signs The Drought In The Western United States Is Starting To Become Apocalyptic July 17, 2014 | Michael Snyder When scientists start using phrases such as "the worst drought" and "as bad as you can imagine" to describe what is going on in the western half of the country, you know that things are bad. Thanks to an epic drought that never seems to end, we are witnessing the beginning of a water crisis that most people never even dreamed was possible in this day and age. The state of California is getting ready to ban people from watering...
  • Alabama and USC to meet in 2016 Cowboys Classic

    07/17/2014 7:50:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 16, 2014 | Sam Cooper
    This will be fun. It was announced Wednesday that Alabama and Southern California will square off to kick off the 2016 season with a neutral site game. The game will be played as a part of the eighth annual Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on September 3.
  • Snitch nation

    07/17/2014 12:21:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 16, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    We are fast becoming a nation of Pavlik Morozovs. Little Pavlik, you may recall, was the 13-year-old subject of a dubious Soviet story about how a young boys loyalty to the state trumped his love for his parents. Pavlik was supposedly witness to his father, the chair of his local Soviet, giving aid to enemies of the people. The boy turned his own father in to Stalinist authorities, the story went. Enraged by the betrayal, Pavlik was killed by his own family and was posthumously dubbed a martyr for socialist values. Though the tale was later proven to have been...
  • Police Chase in Stockton, CA Bank robbers with hostages,

    07/16/2014 3:38:46 PM PDT · by machogirl · 22 replies
    July 16, 2014 | me
    Gannett, can not source. Chase over. Possibly THREE dead and two needing ambulances. One of the hostages was reportedly a 12 year-old girl.
  • Federal judge rules California death penalty is unconstitutional

    07/16/2014 1:32:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/16/2014 | Maura Dolan
    <p>A federal judge in Orange County ruled Wednesday that Californias death penalty violates the U.S. Constitutions ban on cruel and unusual punishment.</p> <p>U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney, ruled on a petition by death row inmate Ernest Dewayne Jones, who was sentenced to die nearly two decades ago.</p>
  • Silicon Valley is one step closer to being its own state. No, really.

    07/16/2014 7:07:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/16/2014 | By Andrea Peterson
    Silicon Valley-based billionaire venture capitalist Timothy Draper has a dream: Six Californias. He's the major backer of a proposal that would split the nation's most populated state into six parts -- creating the new states of Jefferson, North California, Central California, South California, West California and Silicon Valley. And now his dream is a teensy bit closer to reality: A petition for "Six Californias" has reached the 808,000 some signatures needed to get a referendum on the ballot in 2016, spokesperson Roger Salazar tells Reuters. But that doesn't mean it'll be happening anytime soon: Even if the proposal is approved...
  • California Approves Fines for Wasting Water During Drought

    07/15/2014 7:03:55 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 16, 2014 01:12 GMT | Bettina Boxall
    Cities throughout California will have to impose mandatory restrictions on outdoor watering under an emergency state rule approved Tuesday. Saying that it was time to increase conservation in the midst of one of the worst droughts in decades, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted drought regulations that give local agencies the authority to fine those who waste water up to $500 a day. Many Southern California cities, including Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Long Beach, already have mandatory restrictions in place. But most communities across the state are still relying on voluntary conservation, and Californians in general have fallen...
  • Oh my: California to really vote on whether to split into six states

    07/15/2014 6:28:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/15/2014 | AllahPundit
    <p>The people behind the idea missed the deadline for this year’s ballot, but now that they have enough signatures — more than 800,000 — they’ve earned a spot on the 2016 ballot. That’s a presidential election year, of course, which means higher turnout. A lot of Democrats are going to end up weighing in on this at the polls.</p>
  • To keep 'Hollywood' in Hollywood, tax incentives are key ("phenomenal success")

    07/15/2014 4:36:16 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | 07/13/2007 | PAUL KREKORIAN
    ---SNIP-- Before California enacted legislation in 2009 to create its first film and TV production incentive, the state had been asleep at the switch while Canada and other countries, as well as more than 40 states, offered lucrative incentives to lure away production jobs. Many argued the incentive would not be worth the investment, but the program has proved to be a phenomenal success in creating jobs
  • UC student regent nominee under scrutiny for ties to pro-Israel group

    07/15/2014 4:33:50 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 07/15/2014 | Katy Murphy
    For the second straight year, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has taken center stage in what is usually a routine appointment for a student leadership post on the UC Board of Regents.
  • Divided they stand? Billionaire in push to carve up California into six states

    07/15/2014 8:43:33 AM PDT · by Reckoner · 32 replies
    Fox New ^ | July 15, 2014 | Unknown
    A billionaire tech investor says he has enough backing to put on the ballot a plan to split California into six states. Timothy Draper, a venture capitalist founder of a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that has invested in such tech companies as Twitter, HotMail, Skype and Tesla, told Reuters he has the 808,000 signatures needed on a petition to force the measure onto a public referendum in November 2016. Under the far-fetched plan, one state would be called "Silicon Valley" and would include the tech mecca, as well as San Francisco. "California needs a reboot," Draper, who has spent...
  • How Texas could buy Louisiana water [aquaduct(s)]

    07/15/2014 8:34:33 AM PDT · by topher · 23 replies
    July 15, 2014 | Vanity
    This might be some background reading on this: FoxNews: California expected to set mandatory water curbs for first time Over one hundred years ago, folks in California were planning their future by planning on aquaducts. Occasionally, Louisiana has too much water (flooding) and Texas too little. The key number in all of this is that Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas is at about 400-500 feet above sea level. That means an aquaduct system could be built such there could be four to five stations that raise the water 100 feet or more. Louisiana has a number of river systems (besides the Mississippi...
  • Calif. School District Tells Student It Has an 'Obligation' to Censor God in Graduation Speech

    07/15/2014 7:30:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/15/2014 | Katherine Webber
    A California school district has refused to apologize to one of its students for previously banning him from mentioning God in his graduation speech, saying instead that it has an "obligation" to prevent sectarian speeches. Brooks Hamby, the salutatorian of Brawley Union High School in Brawley, California, made national headlines back in June when he ignored his school's attempts at censoring God from his graduation speech, instead giving an inspirational, Christian-oriented speech on the importance of standing up for one's beliefs. Now, one month after the controversial speech went viral online, lawyers for the Brawley Union High School District say...
  • Pro-Palestinian Attackers Spit On, Assault Israel Supporters (los angeles, ca)

    07/14/2014 2:32:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | july 14, 2014 | adam kredo
    Pro-Israel demonstrators in Los Angeles were violently targeted by several men waving Palestinian flags on Sunday afternoon, prompting a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officer at the scene to fire his weapon at the attackers as they assaulted participants, according to DHS officials and eyewitness accounts from private security officials at the rally. The incident took place Sunday afternoon while a group of pro-Israel supporters were peacefully rallying in support of the Jewish state as it defends itself from attacks by the terror group Hamas. The peaceful pro-Israel rally, organized by the Israel-American Council (IAC), took a violent turn at...
  • California Governor Signs Homosexual Bill Eliminating Terms Husband and Wife

    07/13/2014 4:45:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Christian News ^ | 7/10/2014 | Heather Clark
    The governor of California has signed a bill into law that redefines marriage and replaces the terms husband and wife with the generic term spouse.Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1306 on Monday, which will take effect on January 1, 2015.Under existing law, a reference to husband and wife, spouses, or married persons, or a comparable term, includes persons who are lawfully married to each other and persons who were previously lawfully married to each other, as is appropriate under the circumstances of the particular case, it reads. The bill would delete references to husband or wife in the Family Code...