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  • Massive Shoot-Out near Texas Border, Mexican Government Remains Silent

    07/31/2015 9:58:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/31/2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Once again the Mexican border city of Reynosa was the stage of violent firefights. Gulf Cartel gunmen exchanged gunfire barrages with Mexican police and military forces. However, the Tamaulipas government remains quiet about the casualties. The shoot-outs were reported by citizen journalists earlier this week in various areas of the city. The reports pointed to various trucks filled with gunmen exchanging gunshots with police and military. Additional gunmen responding to the scenes of the shoot-outs. The City of Reynosa even sent out an alert on social media warning the public about a “situation of risk” along Boulevard Hidalgo. This is...
  • Cartel Land: Coming to theaters in July.... (video)

    06/29/2015 5:32:37 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 4 replies
    American Digest ^ | 6/29/2015 | Gerard Vanderleun
    and to the United States? Oh, Any Day Now Video at the link or at https://youtu.be/6JD7hPM_yxg From IMDB:With unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy - the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley - a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley - Tim...
  • CRUZ: What we see today is another manifestation of the Washington Cartel

    06/25/2015 7:53:41 AM PDT · by Isara · 16 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 06/23/15
    Sen. Cruz Joins the Mark Levin ShowHOUSTON, Texas — Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined the Mark Levin Show to discuss his vote against TPA as a result of the latest manifestation of the Washington Cartel.https://www.youtube.com/embed/VRBXj38Q9-IExcerpts appear below: I voted against TPA today and I wrote a long op-ed in Breitbart this morning explaining why. And as you know, I support free trade — I’m a longtime supporter of free trade. I campaigned on free trade in the state of Texas. However, there were really two things that drove me to oppose TPA today.The first was something that came...
  • Ted Cruz: Time to defeat ‘Washington cartel’

    06/24/2015 11:18:45 AM PDT · by MN_Mike · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2015 | Seth Mclaughlin
    Why is it that Republican leadership always cuts deals with Democrats and with Washington and throws overboard the conservatives that come October and November in an election year they are desperately asking them to turn out and elect them to power?” Mr. Cruz said.
  • Grassley, Tillis: Illegal Alien With Drug Charges Got DACA Amnesty Before Allegedly Murdering Three

    03/20/2015 9:39:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 20, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) -- An illegal alien and known gang member who has been charged with first-degree murder in North Carolina was granted deferred deportation under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), despite having been placed in removal proceedings for drug charges in 2012, according to a press release from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.). Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez. (Police mugshot.) Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, 19, was charged in February with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of three people in Charlotte, N.C, including a 19-year-old former America’s Next Top Model...
  • Mexico’s Gulf Cartel Made $38 Million in a Few Months during Last Year’s Immigration Surge

    03/17/2015 11:51:41 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 4 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | March 15, 2015 | ILDEFONSO ORTZ
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Gulf Cartel made $38 million smuggling illegal aliens during last year’s immigration surge, taking advantage of the situation to smuggle tons of drugs with little intervention by authorities. The quantification of the cartel’s involvement was made in a report by the top law enforcement agency in Texas. As previously reported by Breitbart Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) had prepared the report to inform lawmakers about the border surge, the potential for terrorists, and the funding needs of the agency. The report had initially been leaked by the Houston Chronicle; however that publication mainly...
  • Bay Area cartel probe nets 22 arrests, 500 lbs. of meth

    10/20/2014 7:39:31 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 20, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    Nearly two dozen suspects have been arrested in recent months, and 500 pounds of methamphetamine siezed, as a result of a Contra Costa County takedown of members of the Sinoloa drug cartel in Mexico, authorities announced Monday.
  • Mexican Cartels Steal Billions From Oil Industry

    09/29/2014 7:37:22 PM PDT · by Rabin · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 25, 2014 | Mark Stevenson
    CIUDAD MIER, Mexico (AP) — Mexico adjusted 75 years of crony-corruption to reform its state-owned oil industry. As it prepares to develop rich Gulf Coast shale fields just south of Brownsville, and attract foreign investors. Brutal "drug" cartels rule Tamaulipas and are stealing billions of dollars' worth of oil from pipelines. Figures released by Petroleos Mexicanos last week show the gangs are have drilled 2,481 taps into the pipelines. Pemex estimates it's lost some 7.5 million barrels worth $1.15 billion. Pemex director Emilio Lozoya (a friend of Eric), called the trend "worrisome."
  • Ukraine crisis pushing Russia to form rare earths alliance with China

    09/22/2014 2:25:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Investor Intel ^ | September 16, 2014 | Alessandro Bruno
    In 1986, Deng Xiaoping launched the “863 program”, aimed to gain control of the rare earths market … saying: “The Arab countries have oil; China has rare earths.” […] The Ukraine crisis—and China’s rare earths industrial consolidation and reform—has given Russia an unprecedented incentive to develop a rare earths mining industry, which, in addition to its hydrocarbons, would give it further huge bargaining power on the world economy. It does not have the know-how, technology or refining plants yet, but China can offer these. …
  • Mexican drug cartel 'kidnapped South Carolina man and held him chained to the floor for a week'

    07/16/2014 3:26:54 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7/16/14 | Associated Press and Michael Zennie
    Three alleged members of a Mexican drug cartel are in jail after allegedly bringing their brutal tactics north of the border and using them on a South Carolina man who owed them a $200,000 drug debt. The FBI says the men kidnapped a 23-year-old from his hometown in St. Matthews, South Carolina, on July 9 and held him for nearly a week while they tried to extort up to $400,000 from his family. He was rescued mostly unharmed early Tuesday from a home in rural Roseboro, North Carolina, where he was found chained to the floor and blindfolded. Authorities say...
  • Dangerous Times: Obama the Betrayer (Hussein helping Sinaloa cartel with child smuggling?)

    07/05/2014 7:57:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/05/14 | James Lewis
    **SNIP** We can now see these toxic forces converging in the purposeful sabotage of our southern border. The Sinaloa cartel is the biggest drug cartel in Chicago, and it received weapons from our DOJ during the “Fast and Furious” smuggling program. Valerie Jarrett met with “immigration activists” (like La Raza) in the weeks before the assault on our border. Iran’s terrorist arm Hezb'allah has agents colluding with drug mafias and people smuggling all over South America. Breaking down our southern borders serves all three. **SNIP** But it took Obama to betray Egypt’s Mubarak, the single greatest pillar of peace in...
  • What's the Proper Term for the National & International String-Pullers? - Vanity

    06/14/2014 10:10:32 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 46 replies
    6/14/14 | dagogo redux
    As the intensity and ferocity of national and international events seems to accelerate towards chaos, it seems to me and many others that all this is unfolding by human design. Forces at work on national and international levels seem to have been coordinating just such a climax for many years. It often appears that opposing interests are merely battling it out, but then there is often the sense that the appearance of opposing interests is merely an illusion put forth to keep us off guard as to what is actually happening on a larger scale. Is there a grand conspiracy,...
  • A chilling message from the cartels

    05/23/2014 4:12:26 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 152 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 05/23/2014 | Meghan Keneally
    A chilling message from the cartels: Billboards with hanging mannequins warning cops to choose 'silver over lead' appear in Texas Two billboards along highways in El Paso, Texas were vandalized and had mannequins hanging off of themOne reads 'silver or lead' in Spanish which is taken to mean that police and business owners can either take drug cartels' bribes or dieWorries spreading that cartels that have ruled Mexican border towns with violence may be headed north Two frightening incidents of vandalism in El Paso near the Mexican border in Texas have been interpreted as warnings from drug cartels. In both...
  • Ophthalmologist says glasses worn by Clinton used to treat double vision

    05/16/2014 10:50:38 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 16, 2014 | Not Attributed
    A New York ophthalmologist told FoxNews.com that special glasses former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was seen wearing last year are used to treat double vision, which is sometimes caused by severe head trauma. Dr. Marc Werner explained the purpose of the Fresnel prism eyeglasses, like the ones Clinton wore, amid questions about the potential presidential candidate's health.
  • Reports: CIA Working with Mexican Drug Cartels

    05/07/2014 7:44:26 AM PDT · by mgist · 14 replies
    Reports: CIA Working with Mexican Drug Cartels By Alex Newman | The New American | Aug. 17, 2011 The Central Intelligence Agency was intimately involved with the federal government’s infamous “Operation Fast and Furious” scheme to send American weapons to Mexican drug cartels while simultaneously working with other agencies allowing narcotics to be shipped over the border, according to a series of explosive reports. Map courtesy of Stratfor.com, see their Drug Cartel analysis here Citing an unnamed CIA source, a Washington Times article theorizes that U.S. officials were actively aiding organizations such as the Sinaloa cartel with guns and immunity...
  • Mexican drug cartel allegedly tortured several people after St. Paul thefts

    05/07/2014 5:00:09 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-7-14 | Mara Gottfried
    A Mexican drug cartel had a "stash house" in St. Paul, and when drugs and money were stolen from it last month, several people thought to be involved were kidnapped and tortured, according to charges filed in Ramsey County District Court. A federal grand jury has indicted four men in the case. The kidnapping victims were released, but the little finger belonging to one of the men was nearly severed by his captors, according to the charges filed last month in Ramsey County. In addition, a woman said she was taken to the house in the West Seventh neighborhood, questioned...
  • Mexican drug cartel enforcers torture local men (Minnesota)

    05/06/2014 11:06:30 AM PDT · by mgist · 22 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 5/6/14 | Mecenroe
    Three enforcers hired by Mexico’s biggest drug cartel flew from Los Angeles to Minnesota last month, kidnapped two local teenagers, and then tortured them for hours at a house in St. Paul in an effort to recover stolen drugs, according to court documents reviewed by the Star Tribune. Acting under orders from the Sinaloa cartel, the three kidnappers were trying to determine who had stolen 30 pounds of methamphetamine and $200,000 from a stash house on Palace Avenue in St. Paul. Before the episode was over, they had issued death threats against the Minnesota pair and their families, demanding that...
  • It’s Official: The IRS Will Raid Your Tax Data Through Obamacare

    05/05/2014 1:48:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | may 5, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Internal Revenue Service this week will publish a final rule requiring Obamacare health insurance exchanges to hand over key personal data to the IRS, which will use the information to implement the tax aspects of the controversial health care law. The IRS rule covers health exchanges that sell insurance to individuals, and it takes effect this year. That means people enrolled in an Obamacare exchange this year will have their information given to the IRS as soon as it’s needed for tax purposes. Information to be handed over from Obamacare exchanges includes names, addresses, taxpayer identification numbers, insurance premium...
  • Benghazi: State Dept. Criticizes Issa for Subpoenaing Kerry Rather Than ‘Reaching Out’

    05/05/2014 7:01:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/5/14 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – A State Department spokeswoman criticized a congressional panel for issuing a subpoena Friday for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify on the Benghazi affair on May 21, saying if the committee had “reached out” instead it would have known that Kerry would be out of the country on that day. “It’s highly unusual for a subpoena to be issued before there’s even an official invitation for testimony. I think everyone can make their own judgments about that,” Marie Harf said of the move by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). Harf said...
  • EU lawmakers smooth way for class actions against cartels

    04/19/2014 1:17:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:18pm BST | Foo Yun Chee
    European lawmakers on Thursday eased the way for cartel victims to claim compensation from companies under new rules that also shield price-fixing whistleblowers from being the main target of million-euro lawsuits. The green light from the European Parliament came nine years after the European Commission broached the idea, seeing it as an additional tool, on top of fines, to deter companies from breaking antitrust laws. According to the Commission, only one in four cartels and antitrust infringements faced damages claims in the last seven years. Its 2010 estimate put the cost of unrecovered damages of infringements at over €20 billion...
  • Jeb Bush: ‘It’s Not An American Value To Allow People To Stay In The Shadows’

    04/11/2014 5:57:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 143 replies
    AP ^ | April 11, 2014
    With a single phrase of compassion for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, Jeb Bush has prompted questions about his viability as a potential presidential contender and underscored how divisive the immigration issue remains for the Republican Party. The former Florida governor sparked a conservative furor this week when he described illegal immigration in an interview as an “act of love” by people trying to provide for their families. Backing Bush are some of the GOP’s most powerful insiders and financiers, who are hoping the party can woo Hispanic voters and rebound from Mitt Romney’s damaging “self-deportation” rhetoric in 2012. “The...
  • George W. Bush’s former chief of staff: “We have a responsibility to make sure Jeb runs

    04/07/2014 11:27:10 PM PDT · by Bratch · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 7, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via BuzzFeed, a vignette from the big Bushworld confab over the weekend to honor Bush 41. Imagine if the “tea-party era” in Republican politics, which began after eight years of Dubya and the nomination of John McCain, produced Mitt Romney and then Jeb Bush as presidential nominees. I’m treating the prospect of another Bush nomination as a test of whether the Republican grassroots, realistically, has any influence at all over who their party chooses. Say what you will about O but his win over Hillary six years ago proved that it’s still possible for the establishment favorite to be beaten...
  • JEB BUSH: CROSSING THE BORDER ILLEGALLY AN 'ACT OF LOVE'

    04/06/2014 11:18:45 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 305 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush discussing immigration reform on Fox News this Sunday: "I'm going to say this and it will be on tape, and so be it. The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn't come legally, they come to our country because their family's dad who loves their children was worried that their children didn't have food on the table, and they wanted to make sure their family was intact. And they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their...
  • The Political Party Elites Have Spoken: It’s Bush vs. Clinton in 2016

    03/31/2014 9:36:59 AM PDT · by yoe · 167 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 31, 2014 | Ron Rodash
    I have no objections to Jeb Bush running for president. He obviously has a wide appeal as a potential candidate. With a Mexican wife, and as a man who speaks fluent Spanish, he would be able to increase the Hispanic vote in the GOP column. On the other hand, many in the Republican base find his position on immigration untenable, and would fight him tooth and nail during primary season. He is also a serious advocate of education reform. His support of Common Core, however, will also find many who are in the conservative ranks objecting, since they fear that...
  • Ted Cruz Blocks Senate From Giving $68 Billion As Gift To IMF…… And Guess What Harry Reid Backs Down

    03/26/2014 5:44:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    video at link
  • How Ted Cruz killed IMF expansion: A timeline

    03/26/2014 5:53:26 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/26/14 | Matt Lewis
    On Tuesday, Senate Democrats dropped International Monetary Fund reforms that were holding up passage of an aide package for Ukraine. Conservatives declared victory, having always viewed the inclusion of the reforms as (at best) a non sequitur, and (at worst) potentially harmful (as the New York Times reported, the reforms would have ironically given more authority “to emerging economic heavyweights like China, Brazil — and Russia.”) In the end, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s prediction that the GOP-led House wouldn’t pass the bill without stripping the provisions, and Secretary of State John Kerry’s signaling to Majority Leader Harry Reid that...
  • George Soros Predicts Ukraine Could Ruin The EU

    03/16/2014 6:28:21 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 102 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3/14/2014 | Nico Hines
    George Soros, one of the world’s leading investors, has warned that the European Union is in danger of falling apart if it fails to confront Vladimir Putin’s naked aggression in Ukraine. ...
  • Sinaloa Cartel chief ‘El Chapo’ captured alive, says U.S. official

    02/22/2014 9:06:55 AM PST · by VanShuyten · 14 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 2/22/2014 | Alicia A. Caldwell And Katherine Corcoran
    MEXICO CITY—The head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel was captured overnight by U.S. and Mexican authorities at a hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico, The Associated Press has learned. A senior U.S. law enforcement official said Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was taken alive overnight in the beach resort town. The official was not authorized to discuss the arrest and spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • Philippines Probing Drug Link to Mexican Cartel

    12/27/2013 4:54:21 PM PST · by Theoria
    AP ^ | 27 Dec 2013 | AP
    The Philippine government is investigating how a Mexican drug cartel may have entered the country after police seized a large cache of high-grade crystal methamphetamine intended for the local market, officials said Friday. "Good information sharing" among Filipino law enforcers led to the Christmas Day raid on an alleged drug warehouse inside a ranch in Lipa City south of Manila, said Abigal Valte, a spokeswoman for President Benigno Aquino III. Police seized 84 kilograms (185 pounds) of crystal meth, known locally as "shabu," worth around 420 million pesos ($9.4 million). National police chief Alan Purisima said a Chinese-Filipino who was...
  • Mark Levin: 'If This Is Not an Impeachable Offense, Then What Is?'

    11/19/2013 5:53:50 AM PST · by PROCON · 106 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Nov. 18, 2013 | James Beattie
    "If this is not an impeachable offense, then what is?," Mark Levin asked his audience after playing clips of President Barack Obama repeatedly telling Americans they could keep their health care plans under Obamacare. On his Friday radio program, Levin proposed the question after playing a clip of Obama saying "You can keep your plan" on 36 separate occasions:
  • Eldest of Mexico's Arellano Felix Clan Killed (Clown-Costumed Assassin)

    10/20/2013 1:52:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | 10/19 | Ignacio Martinez
    Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix, the eldest brother of Mexico's once-feared Arellano Felix drug clan, was shot to death in the Baja beach resort of Los Cabos by a gunman wearing a clown costume, authorities said Saturday. SNIP A photo from the scene showed his body sprawled on the tiled floor of the open-sided, beachfront house, covered by a sheet. An official of the Baja California Sur state prosecutor's office said Saturday that the killer wore a clown costume complete with a wig and a round red nose. The official was not authorized to be quoted by name. SNIP
  • IMF Proposing 10% Supertax Bail-in On All Eurozone Household Savings

    10/14/2013 8:49:02 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 22 replies
    IMF ^ | October 2013 | IMF
    The sharp deterioration of the public finances in many countries has revived interest in a "capital levy" -- a one off tax on private wealth -- as an exceptional measure to restore debt sustainability. The appeal is that such a tax, if it is implemented before avoidance is possible and there is a belief that it will never be repeated, does not distort behavior (and may be seen by some as fair). There have been illustrious supporters, including Pigou, Ricardo, Schumpeter, and, until he changed his mind - Keynes. The conditions for success are strong, but also need to be...
  • Obama Demands $1.1 Trillion Ransom--or He Will Crash Global Economy

    10/14/2013 11:13:26 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/14/13 | j pollock
    President Barack Obama is demanding a $1.1 trillion "ransom"--or else he will not allow the debt ceiling to be raised. That's the effective offer on the table from the president and Senate Democrats. They have now refused to pass a "clean" short-term debt ceiling hike unless Republicans agree to reverse the "sequester" spending cuts in the 2011 Budget Control Act that were enacted--at Obama's suggestion--to end the last debt ceiling crisis. The president, who has invited congressional leaders to conduct talks at the White House Monday afternoon, still continues to insist that he "will not pay a ransom for Congress...
  • Chuck Todd: GOP Has Palin, Cruz to ‘Blame’ for Bad ‘Treatment They’re Getting from Democrats,’ Obama

    10/14/2013 11:08:39 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | October 14, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and MSNBC host Chuck Todd reported on Monday that tea party figures like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin helped scuttle a potential deal to raise the debt ceiling over the weekend when they led World War II veterans to march on the White House. Todd reported that the tea party Republicans are “doing everything they can” to keep the shutdown and debt ceiling standoff “alive.” “While the non-tea party Republicans are desperately trying to end this standoff, the tea party Republicans are doing everything they can to keep it...
  • OUTRAGE: Georgia Police Chief Suspended Without Pay Just for Visiting Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    09/12/2013 7:15:57 PM PDT · by montag813 · 45 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-13-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Chief Doug Jordan meet in Phoenix.- Unbelievable! The Grantville, Georgia Police Chief has been suspended for a week - without pay - merely for visiting Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio during his vacation. Chief Doug Jordan and his wife planned a recent trip to Arizona to celebrate their wedding anniversary. They had honeymooned there 31 years ago. They paid for the trip and its expenses themselves. While there, Jordan thought it would be a great idea to see if he could meet with Arpaio. He was honored when Arpaio agreed to do so.“I meet with...
  • LIVE - 2:30 EDT Announcement from John Kerry on Syria

    08/26/2013 11:15:10 AM PDT · by GraceG · 295 replies
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  • Anti-Fracking Film Produced with Abu Dhabi Oil Money (For the Record)

    07/31/2013 5:59:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 14 replies
    CNS ^ | January 4, 2013 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – “Promised Land,” the anti-fracking film written and produced by Hollywood stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski, was made in part by a production company owned by the government of Arab oil emirate Abu Dhabi – a state in direct competition with American oil and gas producers. The film is financed in part by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media which is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of 13 Arab emirates that makes up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and serves as that country’s capitol. Abu Dhabi media was created by the...
  • Ruthless Mexican drug cartel recruiting in the U.S.; Los Zetas looks to prisons, street gangs

    07/08/2013 10:24:53 AM PDT · by kimtom · 8 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | July 7, 2013 | Jerry Seper
    A Mexican drug cartel known for kidnapping random civilians and beheading its rivals has expanded its operations into the U.S. The gang known as Los Zetas is recruiting U.S. prison and street gangs, and non-Mexicans, for its drug trafficking and support operations in Mexico and the U.S. An FBI intelligence bulletin notes that “multiple sources” reported the shift in Los Zetas recruiting. The cartel sought to maintain a highly disciplined and structured hierarchy by recruiting members with specialized training, such as former military and law enforcement officers. “The FBI judges with high confidence that Los Zetas will continue to increase...
  • Say NO to GMOs in Your Food

    06/04/2013 4:55:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 142 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    On Memorial Day weekend, 2 million people marched in protests against seed giant Monsanto for the purpose of bringing awareness to hazards from genetically modified food, which it and other companies manufacture. Organizer Tami Canal said protests were held in 436 cities in 52 countries. Genetically modified plants are grown from genetically modified, or engineered, seeds, which are created to resist insecticides and herbicides so that crops can be grown to withstand a weed-killing pesticide or integrate a bacterial toxin that can ward off pests. The Chicago Tribune reported that because genetically modified organisms are not listed on food or...
  • George W. Bush Tells Jeb to ‘Run,’ Says Jeb vs. Hillary Would Make ‘Fantastic Photo’ [VIDEO]

    04/24/2013 4:03:05 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 150 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-24-2012 | Rick Klein
    Former President George W. Bush says he isn’t interested in playing on the national political stage any longer. But for family, he’s making an exception. Asked in an interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer whether he thinks his brother former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should run for president in 2016, the ex-president was unequivocal. “He’d be a marvelous candidate if he chooses to do so. He doesn’t need my counsel ’cause he knows what it is, which is ‘run,’ ” the elder Bush brother said about Jeb’s possible candidacy, in an interview that first aired Wednesday on “World News with...
  • Even Violent Drug Cartels Fear God

    04/23/2013 6:24:39 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4/19/13 | Damien Cave
    Early on a December morning, Robert Coogan pulled his red Chevy hatchback into the parking lot of the state prison in Saltillo, Mexico. It was frigid outside, the sun had not yet cleared the reddish mountains, and Coogan lingered, staring at the tall black letters on the prison’s high walls: “CERESO” — Centro de Reinserción Social, the place where criminals are supposed to be reformed. Coogan, who has served as chaplain at the prison for a decade, slowly pulled himself from the warm car. In dark jeans, brown boots and a thick gray sweater, he looked more like a factory...
  • Mexican drug cartels are coming to America

    04/01/2013 4:20:08 AM PDT · by raybbr · 70 replies
    NewHavenRegister.com ^ | April 01, 2013 | N/A
    CHICAGO — Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States — an emboldened presence that experts believe is meant to tighten their grip on the world's most lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits. If left unchecked, authorities say, the cartels' move into the American interior could render the syndicates harder than ever to dislodge and pave the way for them to expand into other criminal enterprises such as prostitution, kidnapping-and-extortion rackets and money laundering. Cartel activity in the U.S....
  • Obama signs bill that protects makers of genetically engineered crops from federal courts

    03/30/2013 11:51:53 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/2013
    President Obama approved a temporary spending bill this week that averted a government shutdown but also riled a slew of groups that say one provision protects Monsanto and other makers of genetically modified seeds and crops from federal courts. The so-called Monsanto Protection Act essentially requires the Agriculture Department to approve the growing, harvesting and selling of such crops, even if the courts rule environmental studies are incomplete -- undermining the judicial review system and posing potential health risks, critics say.
  • Andrea Mitchell: Storms Show U.S. Needs To Go It Alone If Necessary On Climate Change

    02/04/2013 12:21:31 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Andrea Mitchell isn't about to let a good hurricane go to waste in her push for economy-wrecking climate change regulations. On her MSNBC show today, Andrea Mitchell claimed that recent weather events including Superstorm Sandy have "taught us if nothing else, that we have a real climate problem and that we have to deal with this here even if the rest of the world isn't going to deal with it in China and elsewhere." View the video here.
  • Obama Admin. Pushes to Restrict 2nd Amendment after Arming Mexican Cartels

    01/08/2013 5:46:10 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/8/12 | Aurelius
    It's an amazing show of absolute hypocrisy or a terribly cold-blooded power play. Either way, the Obama Administration is showing a shocking lack of common sense and prudence with its latest push for comprehensive gun control. As late as 2011, the Department of Justice was giving automatic assault weapons to Mexican drug cartels... This tremendous stupidity had the precise consequences you might expect: as of September 2011, US assault weapons connected to Fast and Furious were found at 170 crime scenes in Mexico. As of March 2011, 150 Mexicans had been shot because of Fast and Furious. US Border Patrol...
  • Latest hell for ex-U.S. Marine: Chained to bed in Mexican jail

    12/07/2012 7:00:26 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 35 replies
    McClatchey Newspapers ^ | Dec. 6, 2012 | Tim Johnson
    MEXICO CITY — As a U.S. Marine, Jon Hammar endured nightmarish tension patrolling the war-ravaged streets of Iraq’s Fallujah. When he came home, the brutality of war still pinging around his brain, mental peace proved elusive. Surfing provided the only respite. “The only time Hammar is not losing his mind is when he’s on the water,” said a fellow Marine veteran, Ian McDonough. snip--- But Mexican prosecutors who looked at the disassembled relic in the 1972 Winnebago motor home dismissed the U.S. registration papers Hammar had filled out. They charged him with a serious crime: possession of a weapon restricted...
  • Former CMU trustee pleads not guilty to laundering drug cartel money

    11/09/2012 6:36:22 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 2 replies
    Tribune Review & AP ^ | November 8 | debra Erdley
    A former Carnegie Mellon University trustee pleaded not guilty on Thursday to conspiring to launder $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel during a federal court hearing in El Paso. ... The university named a graduate fellowship for Hispanic students in public policy for Delgado and pledged $250,000 in matching funds to it after Delgado gave CMU $250,000 in 2003.
  • The Case for Price Gouging [during natural disasters]

    11/02/2012 2:59:50 PM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    Slate ^ | Oct. 30, 2012 | Matthew Yglesias
    Stopping price hikes during disasters may sound like a way to help people, but all it does is exacerbate shortages and complicate preparedness. Price controls in an emergency have the same results as they do any other time: They lead to shortages and overconsumption. Letting merchants raise prices if they think customers will be willing to pay more isn’t a concession to greed. Rather, it creates much-needed incentives for people to think harder about what they really need and appropriately rewards vendors who manage their inventories well. For customers to suffer from a gasoline shortage even while gasoline sat idle...
  • Miles-Long Gasoline Lines In New Jersey Show The Case For "Price Gouging"

    11/02/2012 3:02:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    Slate ^ | November 1, 2012 | Matthew Yglesias
    Look at these photos of miles-long lines for gasoline in New Jersey and you'll see that there's a real issue here. The Christie administration fined a gas station for breaking price gouging rules back in September, and issued a press release before Sandy hit noting that case and explicitly warning retailers not to respond to the hurricane by raising prices. The failure to allow prices to adjust doesn't magically eliminate the supply side problems, it just means that the gasoline is misollacated and lots of people need to waste time in line. You can also see that the combination of...
  • Agent Victor Avila Reveals Assault that Killed Agent Zapata

    10/03/2012 11:24:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/3/12 | Mary Chastain
    But for the first time Agent Zapata’s partner Victor Avila spoke out about the attack that left Agent Zapata dead and him wounded. His twin sister Magdalena Avila-Villalobos spoke for him in the Univision special on Fast and Furious. Avila is so scared and hurt by the attack he did not speak out until he knew he was in a secure location. No one knows for sure why Agent Zapata and Agent Avila, assigned to the US Embassy, were asked to travel on road 57, a road controlled by the Zeta Cartel and extremely dangerous. They didn’t even know why...