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  • Woman fined $500 for saving free Delta Air Lines snack

    04/22/2018 7:21:23 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 225 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2018 | Alexandra Deabler
    A Colorado woman is facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for saving a free apple she received as a snack from Delta Air Lines on her way back to the United States from Paris, France. Crystal Tadlock told Fox 31 Denver, toward the end of her flight from Paris, flight attendants passed out apples in plastic bags as a snack. Tadlock put the fruit in her carry-on to save for when she was hungry during the second leg of her trip. Once Tadlock arrived in the U.S., she went through Customs and her bag was...
  • Scrolls, Scripts & Stelae- A Norwegian Collector Shows BAR His Rare Inscriptions

    08/27/2002 7:42:34 AM PDT · by vannrox · 4 replies · 531+ views
    Biblicial Archaeology Review ^ | FR Post 8-26-2 | Hershel Shanks
    Scrolls, Scripts & Stelae A Norwegian Collector Shows BAR His Rare Inscriptions Hershel Shanks If you have a Dead Sea Scroll for sale, you should get in touch with Martin Schřyen (pronounced Skoo-yen) in Oslo. He is a prime prospect. He already owns several Dead Sea Scroll fragments—making him one of the few individuals in the world (I can think of only one other) who own Dead Sea Scroll material. In his spacious London pied-ŕ-terre, Schřyen also has one of the unusual pottery jars from Qumran in which the Bedouin found the first intact scrolls in 1947 or 1948....
  • Replicas of Dead Sea Scrolls on display at Mormon temple

    07/19/2003 2:47:20 PM PDT · by yonif · 27 replies · 413+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7/19/2003 | Erin Stewart
    <p>An exhibit featuring replicas of the Dead Sea Scrolls has opened at the visitors center at the Mormon temple in Kensington, Maryland.</p> <p>The free exhibit, sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts at Brigham Young University, chronicles the creation of the scrolls in the ancient city of Qumran on the northwestern rim of the Dead Sea, as well as their discovery by a Palestinian shepherd in 1947.</p>
  • Poll: Nearly half of marijuana users admit to going to work while high

    04/20/2018 12:49:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    Scripps Media ^ | Jan 29, 2018
    About half of marijuana users in states where it's legal say they've gone to work while under the influence of the drug ... Instamotor polled 600 self-identified marijuana users in states where recreational marijuana is legal ... Almost half -- 48 percent -- of respondents said they have gone to work high, with 39 percent stating that they go to work under the influence at least once per week. ... 50 percent said they would likely be fired if their boss knew they were high at work.
  • Colorado's 'Barack Obama Highway' bill could face rocky road to passage

    04/20/2018 6:56:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 20, 2018 | By Ryan Gaydos
    Colorado Democrats hope to convince their fellow state lawmakers to rename a stretch of Interstate 25 the “Barack Obama Highway.” The measure passed a House panel by a 12-1 vote Thursday, but could eventually face opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate. The bill would apply to the portion of the interstate that runs through Denver in recognition of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, which the city hosted. It was there that Obama accepted the party's nomination for president. Several states have renamed stretches of roads after the 44th president, including California, Illinois, Indiana, Florida and Missouri. Florida leads the way with...
  • 2 men sentenced to probation for gang-rape of 13-year-old girl, triggering backlash

    04/17/2018 9:26:48 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/18/2018 | Nicole Darrah
    A family in Colorado is outraged after two men, who were accused of gang-raping a 13-year-old girl with their brothers and cousins, were only sentenced to probation. Tommy Williams, 20, and Clarence Williams, 19, were each sentenced on Tuesday to a minimum of 10 years of sex offender intensive supervised probation, with a maximum of life on probation, KKTV reported. The men are two of six suspects accused of sexually assaulting the young teen in December 2016 inside of the Stonebrook Terrace apartment complex in Colorado Springs. INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED GIRL, 15, SUSPENDED AFTER REPORTING GANG RAPE AT NYC SCHOOL, LAWSUIT...
  • Boulder files lawsuit against ExxonMobil, Suncor over climate change

    04/18/2018 7:22:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    FOX 31 Denver ^ | April 17, 2018 | by Joe St. George
    BOULDER, Colo. -- At a rally on Pearl Street in Boulder on Tuesday, city and county leaders announced they will be suing two major energy producers, ExxonMobil and Suncor, alleging they are responsible for climate change. "This is about fiscal responsibility, it's about climate accountability," Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones said. "Local governments simply cannot afford to foot the bill of climate change alone so we are asking for compensation for those companies who have benefited tremendously huge profits from fossil fuels." Matt Dempsey with the Western Energy Alliance, a group that advocates on behalf of oil and gas producers, called...
  • Asking agencies to follow the rules isn’t asking too much

    04/15/2018 6:59:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Pacific Legal Foundation ^ | April 11, 2018 | Jonathan Wood
    Accountability is sorely lacking in the administrative state. Unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats make decisions significantly affecting our daily lives with too little involvement from our elected officials. The Congressional Review Act was intended to restore at least some degree of democratic accountability to the administrative process. It requires agencies to submit to Congress every rule they wish to impose on you, giving the people you elected an opportunity to oversee what federal bureaucrats are up to. That’s the theory, at least. In practice, agencies have failed to comply with their obligations under the statute, withholding rules from Congress and thereby avoiding...
  • Trump tells senator there will be no marijuana crackdown

    04/13/2018 12:05:26 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 13, 2018
    President Trump called Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner this week to tell him there will be no crackdown on states that legalized marijuana for recreational use. Trump also said he will support legislation to allow state autonomy under federal law, which currently makes pot possession for any reason outside limited research a crime. Gardner, a Republican, won the assurances by blocking Justice Department nominations after Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrew the so-called Cole Memo in January.
  • Biologically inspired membrane purges coal-fired smoke of greenhouse gases

    04/11/2018 2:24:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    phys.org ^ | 04/11/2018 | by Neal Singer, Sandia National Laboratories
    Enzymatic liquid membrane design and mechanism of carbon dioxide capture and separation. The Sandia/University of New Mexico membrane is fabricated by formation of 8-nanometer diameter mesopores. Using atomic layer deposition and oxygen plasma processing, the silica mesopores are engineered to be hydrophobic except for an 18-nm-deep region at the pore surface which is hydrophilic. Through capillary condensation, carbonic anhydrase enzymes and water spontaneously fill the hydrophilic mesopores to form an array of stabilized enzymes with an effective concentration greater than 10 times of that achievable in solution. These catalyze the capture and dissolution of carbon dioxide at the upstream surface...
  • 2 men sentenced to probation for gang-rape of 13-year-old girl, triggering backlash

    04/10/2018 8:28:53 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/09/18 | Nicole Darrah
    A family in Colorado is outraged after two men, who were accused of gang-raping a 13-year-old girl with their brothers and cousins, were only sentenced to probation. Tommy Williams, 20, and Clarence Williams, 19, were each sentenced on Tuesday to a minimum of 10 years of sex offender intensive supervised probation, with a maximum of life on probation, KKTV reported. The men are two of six suspects accused of sexually assaulting the young teen in December 2016 inside of the Stonebrook Terrace apartment complex in Colorado Springs. The victim's grandfather was shocked at the sentencing, telling the news station:...
  • Denver Post Rebels Against Its Hedge-Fund Ownership

    04/09/2018 1:54:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | APRIL 7, 2018 | SYDNEY EMBER
    The Denver Post is in open revolt against its owner. Angry and frustrated journalists at the 125-year-old newspaper took the extraordinary step this weekend of publicly blasting its New York-based hedge-fund owner and making the case for its own survival ... The bold tactic was born out of a dissatisfaction not uncommon in newsrooms across the country as newspapers grapple with the loss of revenue ... The lead editorial pulled no punches, describing executives at Alden Global Capital, the paper’s hedge-fund owner, as “vulture capitalists.” ... “The @denverpost is being murdered by its owners,” one Post reporter, John Wenzel, wrote...
  • The Liberal Press Rebelled Against Reality - and Lost

    04/09/2018 5:19:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2018 | Arthur Shaper
    The New York Times featured another article about the slowing down of the liberal print media. Their featured corpse was The Denver Post, and the headline read: “Denver Post Rebels Against Its Hedge-Fund Ownership.” On the cover of the The Denver Post’s latest Sunday edition, the headline photo features a crowd of the Colorado staff, most of whom are hollowed away in silhouettes. The shadowy gaps are supposed to elicit pity from the readers about the recent, drastic cuts to the newspaper. Joining the photo, articles from the staffers themselves denounced the massive cuts. Instead of pleading for their jobs,...
  • They're Coming For Them: Boulder Passes AR-15 Ban, Massachusetts Assault Weapons Ban Upheld

    04/06/2018 7:13:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 149 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it was not a good day for the stock market and it wasn’t a good day for gun rights. A federal judge decided to uphold a law that already strengthened the state’s ban on so-called assault weapons. The judge went on the whole weapons of war tangent in his opinion (via Bloomberg) Massachusetts’ beefed-up ban on assault weapons doesn’t violate the Second Amendment of the Constitution, a U.S. judge ruled, handing a victory to gun-control advocates seeking to pass such a law nationwide following a spate of deadly mass shootings."The AR-15 and its analogs, along with large capacity magazines,...
  • Make CU Great Again

    04/06/2018 1:46:02 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 4, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One of the many ironies or paradoxes of life in academia is that freedom of speech never is more complex than when it is discussed by people who speak for a living. "In the spring semester of 2017, I was teaching a graduate level course on 'Gender Issues in Education,'" Elizabeth J. Meyer writes on the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). "Since my research has included studying bullying and harassment and school climate issues, I work very intentionally the first day of class to set up an inclusive and welcoming classroom environment that includes...
  • Male Colorado Democrat Has Penchant for Ladies’ Bathroom

    04/06/2018 9:47:40 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 6, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A Democratic state senator in Colorado, who is a man, "frequently" enters the women's bathroom, contradicting his claim that he only accidentally used the ladies room once. A recording between the state senate secretary and the Colorado State Patrol, obtained through a records request by the conservative nonprofit Compass Colorado, revealed Sen. Daniel Kagan's visits made his female colleagues uncomfortable. Last month, Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik filed a workplace sexual harassment complaint against Kagan for using the women's bathroom "multiple times."
  • Boulder City Council gives "assault-weapons" ban initial OK after marathon hearing

    04/06/2018 9:22:32 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    The Daily Camera ^ | 04/06/18 | John Bear
    The Boulder City Council on Thursday night unanimously passed on first reading an ordinance that bans the sale and possession of certain firearms defined as assault weapons. The council adjourned following a more than five-hour-long meeting where nearly 150 people spoke for and against the proposed ordinance, which would also prohibit high-capacity magazines and bump stocks, a device that allows a semi-automatic weapon to be fired more like a fully automatic rifle. Council members will deliberate the measure at a future meeting and possibly pass it twice more before it becomes an enshrined Boulder ordinance. The proposed ban comes in...
  • Boulder City Council considering Ordinance 8245: adding additional firearm regulations

    03/31/2018 4:35:56 PM PDT · by flamberge · 30 replies
    Official Boulder City Council Meeting Notification | 3/31/2018 | self
    Boulder City Council is considering: Ordinance 8245: adding additional firearm regulations to the Boulder Revised Code MEETING DATE: April 5, 2018 AGENDA TITLE Introduction, first reading and consideration of a motion to order published by title only: Ordinance 8245 adding additional firearm regulations to the Boulder Revised Code PRIMARY STAFF CONTACT Thomas Carr, City Attorney, 303-441-3020 REQUESTED ACTION OR MOTION LANGUAGE Motion to introduce and order published by title only Ordinance 8245 imposing additional firearm restrictions in the city of Boulder and setting forth related details ATTACHMENTS: Description Memo and Attachments
  • Armed Samaritan Shoots Robber who Wounded Woman Store Owner

    03/27/2018 12:55:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On Friday, 16 March, about 2 p.m. in Aurora, Colorado, an armed robber victimized a small grocery run by an Ethiopian immigrant. In the barber shop next door, the barbers heard a scream, then a shot, then two more shots. One of the barbers grabbed his gun and went out the door. Outside he entered into a gunfight with the robbery suspect. From the portrayal of the other barber, it appears the armed Samaritan used cover and concealment.  Several shots were fired. The armed robbery suspect was wounded and ran off. Video of interview from the sceneFrom auroragov.org: It...
  • Colorado has the Sixth Lowest State and Local Tax Burden in the Nation for FY 2016

    03/25/2018 5:38:40 AM PDT · by cutty · 20 replies
    Key Policy Data ^ | Mar 22, 2018
    In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, Colorado collected $25.4 billion in state and local taxes—or $4,590 for every man, woman, and child. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the average Colorado taxpayer can afford this level of taxation. ... Colorado’s state and local tax burden (tax collections divided by private sector personal income) was the sixth lowest in the nation for FY 2016 at 11.8 percent—or -17 percent below the national average of 14.3 percent. ... Colorado’s tax burden has increased over time by only 3 percent to 11.8 percent in...