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  • Colorado State University Caught Signing Contract With Planned Parenthood to Buy Aborted Babies

    09/01/2015 1:46:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Sarah Zagorski Sep 1, 2015 |
    New documentation shows Colorado State University (CSU) signed a five-year contract with the local Planned Parenthood abortion business to purchase the body parts of aborted babies. In 2013, CSU purchased fetal body parts from Planned Parenthood’s flagship abortion facility in San Jose, California via a company called Stem Express. In total, nine specimens were harvested from eight different aborted babies killed in abortions at that Planned Parenthood clinic and the purchase order reveals CSU bought two body parts, including an aborted baby’s liver. This came to light after the Center for Medical Research (CMP) released a video of Planned Parenthood’s...
  • John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz A ‘Jackass’ At Fundraiser

    08/31/2015 2:57:50 PM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/27/2015 | Alex Pappas
    Speaker of the House John Boehner stunned audience members Wednesday evening at a Colorado fundraiser by referring to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as a “jackass,” two people in attendance tell The Daily Caller. At a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, the Ohio Republican quipped that he likes how Cruz’s presidential campaign keeps “that jackass” out of Washington, and from telling Boehner how to do his job.
  • Donald Trump Billboard Getting Attention Near Grand Junction

    08/31/2015 8:59:55 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 31 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | Aug 31, 2015 | Deb Stanley
    A Donald Trump billboard on the Western Slope is getting a lot of attention. The billboard depicts Donald Trump in an armor suit fighting a dragon that says, "PC Muslim Marxist Media." Trump's suit says "Make American Great Again." The billboard is 10 feet high and 20 feet wide and is attached to a building just south of the US 50 bridge over the Colorado River on route to Orchard Mesa, near Grand Junction.
  • A Handful of Colorado Towns Rely Heavily on Money from Traffic Tickets

    08/31/2015 8:31:00 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 36 replies
    Rocky Mountain PBS I-News ^ | 4/29/15 | Katie Kuntz
    Her toddler balanced on her hip, Ashlee Lucero approached the Mountain View municipal courthouse earlier this month to ask the presiding judge for community service. She was still unable to pay off a traffic ticket she received last September. “I was in jail for a whole day,” said Lucero, a 23-year-old single mother from Thornton. “A misunderstanding happens and they take me to court for it and I am still trying to pay for this ticket.” Mountain View, population 518, is small geographically, stretching just six blocks east to west, Sheridan Boulevard to Fenton Street, between Denver and Wheat Ridge,...
  • EPA says new clean water rules are still in effect even though judge suspended them

    08/29/2015 5:06:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The very same crew which recently dumped three million gallons of toxic sludge out of an abandoned mine and turned the Animas River in Colorado the color of a yellow banded poison dart frog for roughly a week has just issued a whole new set of rules to “protect” small pools of water. They would also like you to know that these rules are going into effect even though a federal judge put them on hold in 13 states, too. This new batch of regulations is going to “protect” bodies of water which may include the ditch in front...
  • Hillary Clinton’s curious relationship with major Swiss bank draws attention

    07/30/2015 9:51:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The State Department (which Hillary Clinton used to run and where she still holds significant influence) has been very clear about one thing. There is no relationship between donations to the Clinton Foundation and actions taken by the Secretary of State during her tenure there. Period. Full stop. End of discussion. Perish the thought. You’re all just a bunch of Clinton haters who are trying to stop the ongoing charity work of these wonderful people. And yet for some strange reason we keep seeing stories like this. Hillary hadn’t even finished unpacking her things in her new office at...
  • CITY: RIOT COULD ERUPT IF DEXTER LEWIS GETS DEATH PENALTY WHEN JAMES HOLMES DIDN'T

    08/28/2015 10:02:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Westword ^ | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015 | MICHAEL ROBERTS
    This argument is sketched out by Judge William Martinez in an order of his own. It's on view below in its entirety, but here's a key excerpt. The Second Judicial District called Steven Steadman, who is the Colorado judicial branch’s security administrator. Steadman was closely involved in the discussions leading up to the Plaza Order. Steadman testified that, during those discussions, he was unaware of Brandt and Iannicelli or the distribution of jury nullification literature, and that the Plaza Order actually arose from very different concerns. According to Steadman, discussions began with Chief Judge Martinez in early July 2015 because...
  • That Time Donald Trump Had A Meeting With DREAMers And Said "You Convinced Me" On Immigration

    08/28/2015 8:06:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 112 replies
    BuzzFeedNews ^ | 8/26/2015 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Two years ago, Trump met with immigration activists who told them their stories and asked for his support on immigration. "You convinced me" Trump said as the meeting ended. Donald Trump with Antonia Tijerino, Estuardo Rodriguez, and DREAMer activists at his office in 2013. Courtesy Estuardo Rodriguez On an August day two years ago, Donald Trump was in a much different place: He was just a billionaire with the simple goal of connecting his beauty pageant business with the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Awards. So at his New York penthouse office atop Trump Tower, he convened a meeting. Trump ushered in...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. “The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....
  • Chick-fil-A's stance against gay marriage may not fly at Denver International Airport

    08/27/2015 11:03:54 AM PDT · by don-o · 45 replies
    thedenverchannel ^ | August 20, 2015
    The Denver City Council has stalled a deal to renew the lease of a Chick-fil-A restaurant at Denver International Airport, citing the company's reputation as an opponent of same-sex marriage. The Business Development Committee on Tuesday stalled the seven-year deal with a new franchise of the popular chicken chain for two weeks. "I think the airport also has a question about our reputation," said Robin Kniech, a Denver City Council Member, during Tuesday's meeting. "It has been the corporate philosophy [of Chik-fil-A] to use the dollars they earn to fund discriminatory lawsuits and to fund discriminatory political rhetoric. So that's...
  • John Boehner Calls Sen. Ted Cruz a “JackA$$” at Colorado Fundraiser

    08/27/2015 12:32:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 94 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 27,2015 | Jim Hoft
    Speaker John Boehner held a fundraiser this week in Steamboat Springs for Rep. Scott Tipton. Boehner referred to Senator Ted Cruz as a “jacka$$” during his speech. The Daily Caller reported: Speaker of the House John Boehner stunned audience members Wednesday evening at a Colorado fundraiser by referring to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as a “jackass,” two people in attendance tell The Daily Caller. At a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, the Ohio Republican quipped that he likes how Cruz’s presidential campaign keeps “that jackass” out of Washington, and from telling Boehner how to do his...
  • Colorado Republicans Cancel Presidential Poll at Caucuses (GOPe strikes back?)

    08/26/2015 8:33:31 AM PDT · by JediJones · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/25/2015 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    The state party's executive committee voted Friday to eliminate the presidential preference poll held during the party's March caucuses. That means there will be no official count of who won that contest. The vote was unanimous and drew little attention until it was reported by The Denver Post on Tuesday. State GOP Chairman Steve House said the change was made in response to a new Republican National Committee rule that would have made the presidential preference poll binding. The executive committee decided that would bring too much formality to the caucuses, which have drawn criticism in the past for being...
  • Judge sentences Holmes to life, orders him out of courtroom (Life +3,318 years)

    08/26/2015 1:58:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/26/15 | Sadie Gurman- AP
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The man who unleashed a murderous attack on a packed Colorado movie theater was ordered Wednesday to serve life in prison without parole plus 3,318 years — the maximum allowed by law — before the judge told deputies, "Get the defendant out of my courtroom, please." The gallery applauded the remark by Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. as he gaveled the hearing to a close, ending a grueling three-year wait to see the gunman brought to justice. Survivors, relatives and a handful of jurors who were in the courtroom cheered and then hugged prosecutors and law...
  • Colorado Lawmakers Urge Health Dept to Investigate Planned Parenthood For Selling Aborted Babies

    08/26/2015 12:19:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    life news ^ | Sarah Zagorski Aug 26, 2015
    Today, Colorado Rep. Dan Nordberg (R-HD 14) sent a letter to Dr. Larry Wolk, the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), requesting an investigation of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains regarding their participation in the harvesting and sale of aborted babies’ body parts. In total, 29 Colorado lawmakers signed Rep. Nordberg’s letter to Dr. Wolk. In July, multiple videos surfaced showing Planned Parenthood executives negotiating the sale of aborted babies, admitting to using partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts and taking steps to cover it up. In the fourth video, Planned Parenthood...
  • EPA withholds mine spill documents from Congress

    08/25/2015 2:30:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    .foxnews ^ | August 25, 2015 | Tori Richards
    “It is disappointing, but not surprising, that the EPA failed to meet the House Science Committee’s reasonable deadline in turning over documents pertaining to the Gold King Mine spill,” said Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX). “These documents are essential to the Committee’s ongoing investigation and our upcoming hearing on Sept. 9. But more importantly, this information matters to the many Americans directly affected in western states, who are still waiting for answers from the EPA.” ... For several days, the EPA didn’t notify the states of Utah, New Mexico or the Navajo Nation that the spill was coming their way. McCarthy...
  • Trump the Dragon Slayer Billboard Revealed on Hwy 50 (CO)

    08/25/2015 12:47:59 PM PDT · by dware · 23 replies
    WesternSlopeNow.com ^ | 08.24.2015 | Travis Khachatoorain
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A new billboard on Highway 50 in Grand Junction is turning heads. On Monday, activists revealed their latest political statement in support of Donald Trump. In the unusual billboard depicting of the Republican presidential candidate, he's traded in his designer suit for a coat of armor. The billboard is called Donald the Dragon Slayer. It features the Trump dressed up as a white knight ready for combat. He is holding a sword, labeled the Constitution, and is facing off against a dragon with scales and wings symbolizing everything from federal government agencies to “libtards” to “RINOs” (Republicans...
  • Denver Stalls Chick-fil-A Lease Due to Its Stand on Same-Sex Marriage

    08/24/2015 1:59:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/24/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Several members of the Denver City Council have stalled a lease for a Chick-fil-A restaurant at the city's international airport due to the fast-food chain's opposition to same-sex marriage. The Denver City Council's Business Development Committee has paused the seven-year deal for two weeks, according to The Denver Post, which said none of the 10 members who attended this week's meeting rose to defend Chick-fil-A. If the committee, which is scheduled to meet again on Sept. 1, chooses to reject the lease, any member can introduce it in the full council. Robin Kniech, the council's first openly gay member, was...
  • The details behind that EPA gold mine spill just get worse and worse [They knew it would happen]

    08/23/2015 9:02:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/23/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The “unfortunate accident” that the EPA had near Silverton, Colorado recently has raised all sorts of questions, not the least of which is why it took the agency 24 hours to tell anyone about it. (The folks who draw water off the river are particularly interested in that one.) But hey… accidents happen, right? I mean, it’s not like anyone could have seen it coming. Except that the EPA actually did see it coming. During a late Friday night document dump the Environmental Protection Agency lifted the mask just a bit and revealed that they knew what they were...
  • EPA aware of 'blowout' risk at mine that could release tainted wastewater(Environmental Pillage)

    08/22/2015 5:18:03 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 11 replies
    foxnews ^ | 8/22/15
    Managers at the Environmental Protection Agency were aware of the possible risk for a catastrophic “blowout” at an abandoned mine that could release “large volumes” of wastewater laced with toxic metals, according to internal documents released late Friday. EPA released the documents following weeks of prodding from news organizations like The Associated Press. EPA and contract workers accidentally unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater on Aug. 5 as they inspected the idled Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado. Among the documents is a June 2014 work order for a planned cleanup that noted that the old mine had not...
  • EPA Chief Plans Japan Trip As Congress Demands She Answer For The Toxic Mine Spill

    08/21/2015 12:44:34 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/21/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced she’ll be traveling to Japan later this month to talk about global warming just as Congress is demanding she testify about the agency-caused toxic waste spill in Colorado that happened earlier this month. “After spilling millions of gallons of toxic chemicals into the Animas River, the EPA has an obligation to be forthcoming about what went wrong and potential long-term impacts on local communities,” Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith said in a release, demanding McCarthy appear before the House science committee to answer lawmakers’ questions about the spill.
  • Colorado’s ‘Hurt Feelings’ Exemption from the First Amendment [end of religious freedom?]

    08/21/2015 3:05:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/21/15 | David Harsanyi
    Just in case you need a refresher: Back in 2012, a baker in the Denver suburb of Lakewood was asked by a gay couple to make them a wedding cake — two years before gay marriage was even legalized in Colorado. The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Jack Phillips, declined to participate in Charlie Craig and David Mullins’ celebration because such an event conflicted with his Christian faith. Here are a few things Phillips didn’t do: He didn’t query consumers about their sexual preferences. He didn’t bar same-sex couples from purchasing a cake at a place of public accommodation. He didn’t...
  • Christian Baker Says Hundreds of LGBT People Have Backed His Rights Not to Make Gay Marriage

    08/21/2015 10:07:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/21/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Christian cake artist Jack Phillips, who recently was told by the Colorado Court of Appeals that he will not be allowed to refuse to make same-sex wedding cakes if he wants to keep running his business, has said that hundreds of gay people have told him they support his religious freedom rights to not make such cakes. Phillips revealed in an interview with The Daily Signal that while he has been targeted with death threats by some members of the gay community for his stance against baking same-sex marriage cakes, hundreds of others have backed his position. "The other day...
  • PLATTE RIVER NETWORKS: FBI ‘ASKED US TO TURN OVER’ HILLARY CLINTON EMAIL SERVER

    08/21/2015 6:59:02 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 20, 2015 | John Sexton
    A spokesman for Platte River Networks, the company which handled Hillary Clinton’s email server after she left the State Department, says the company turned the server over last week at the FBI’s request. That description of events appears to contradict a claim made by the Clinton campaign last week that the server was handed over at Hillary’s direction. “So Tuesday of last week, the 11th, the Federal Bureau of Investigation asked us to turn over the email server that was located in the data center,” spokesman Andy Boian told Fox News’s Griff Jenkins. Boian continued, “On Wednesday we did. We...
  • We now have a better idea of why Hillary Clinton hired a small IT firm to handle her emails

    08/21/2015 6:03:24 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 30 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 21 Aug 15 | Alana Goodman
    The firm Hillary Clinton hired to manage her private email server quietly removed information from its website in recent days, including references to its partnership with a Colorado data-scrubbing company. Platte River Networks, the Denver-based company that hosted Clinton’s email server, deleted several pages from its website, including a section about how it outsources its data-disposal work to a local firm called Techno Rescue. That page appears to have been removed earlier this month, but can still be viewed in a cached version on major search engines. On the now-removed page, Platte River Networks said it provided its customers with...
  • Another EPA disaster, this time in rural Georgia

    08/20/2015 3:37:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Watchdog ^ | August 20, 2015 | Tori Richards
    Still reeling from a disaster it created at a Colorado gold mine, the EPA has so far avoided criticism for a similar toxic waste spill in Georgia. In Greensboro, EPA-funded contractors grading a toxic 19th-century cotton mill site struck a water main, sending the deadly sediment into a nearby creek. Though that accident took place five months ago, the hazard continues ... The sediment flows carry dangerous mercury, lead, arsenic and chromium downstream to the Lake Oconee and then to Oconee River — home to many federally and state protected species. Lead in the soil is 20,000 times higher than...
  • Mine’s owner says he tried to keep out EPA but was threatened with fines

    08/20/2015 10:28:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — The owner of the Colorado’s Gold King Mine says he tried to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from gaining access to his property, but that he relented after the agency threatened to pound him with ruinous fines if he refused. Mine owner Todd Hennis said that he had little choice four years ago but to allow in an EPA-led crew, which triggered the Aug. 5 blowout that sent 3 million gallons of toxic orange wastewater down the Animas River. “When you are a small guy and you’re having a $35,000 a day fine accrue against you, you have...
  • EPA Incompetence Could Cost Taxpayers Nearly $30 Billion

    08/20/2015 3:34:41 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 08/19/2015 | John Merline
    Soon after it released 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into Colorado's Animas River, the Environmental Protection Agency tried to downplay the damage.
  • Chick-fil-A location at DIA paused after Denver Council cites chain's LGBT stances

    08/19/2015 7:49:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Denver Post | 8/19/15 | Jon Murray
    Link only due to copyright trolls...link to article is here.
  • Obama's Toxic Environmental Pollution Agency

    08/19/2015 4:59:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Here in my adopted home state of Colorado, orange is the new Animas River thanks to the blithering idiots working under President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency. It's just the latest man-caused disaster from an out-of-control bureaucracy whose primary mission is not the Earth's preservation, but self-preservation. As always, the government cover-up compounds the crime -- which is why the agency's promise this week to investigate itself has residents across the Rocky Mountains in stitches. Or tears. After the EPA and officials and their contract workers accidentally spilled three million gallons of pent-up toxic sludge on August 5 from a defunct...
  • Colorado Governor Refuses to Investigate Planned Parenthood Clinic Caught Selling Aborted Babies

    08/18/2015 11:29:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt, Sarah Zagorski Aug 18, 2015
    A Denver, Colorado-based Planned Parenthood abortion clinic was caught on an undercover video dissecting aborted babies to sell their body parts for research. The abortion facility is one of three across the nation to be profiled in a series of undercover videos showing how the abortion business sells aborted babies and their body parts. While officials in Texas have launched an investigation there after another Planned Parenthood in that state was caught selling aborted babies, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper refuses to investigate the abortion giant. Leading pro-life groups in Colorado like Colorado Citizens for Life and Colorado Family Action are...
  • Mine waste spill that occurred in 1989 still impacting the Eagle River (Colorado)

    08/17/2015 4:37:09 PM PDT · by dware · 1 replies
    GJ Free Press ^ | 08.15.2015 | Scott N. Miller
    MINTURN — For longtime valley residents, the recent mine waste spill into the Animas River near Durango prompted memories of the winter of 1989-90, when the Eagle River through Minturn ran a dull, depressing orange. Its clarity today is thanks to constant work. The Eagle Mine — located in a tight valley between Minturn and Red Cliff — closed in 1984. After the mine closed, countless gallons of water flooded the mine works and, five years later, into the river, turning the stream orange. Locals were aghast, of course. When the river ran orange, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had...
  • Hey Christians, Say Goodbye To Religious Freedom [There will be plenty of cake, though]

    08/16/2015 2:47:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8/14/15 | David Harsanyl
    Just in case you need a refresher: Back in 2012, a baker in the Denver suburb of Lakewood was asked by a gay couple to make them a wedding cake—two years before gay marriage was even legalized in Colorado. The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Jack Phillips, declined to participate in Charlie Craig and David Mullins’ celebration, because such an event conflicted with his Christian faith.Here are a few things Phillips didn’t do: He didn’t query consumers about their sexual preferences. He didn’t bar same-sex couples from purchasing a cake at a place of public accommodation. He didn’t ask consumers traveling...
  • EPA’s Toxic Mega-spill May Have Been Deliberate, Critics Suggest

    08/15/2015 2:28:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    The New American ^ | August 14, 2015 | Alex Newman
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has made a major mess of the Animas River in Colorado and beyond, and now, some analysts are suggesting it may have even been a deliberate plot to bilk taxpayers and shut down mining in the region. Critics of the EPA are pointing to a letter by geologist Dave Taylor, published a week before the toxic spill, warning residents to protect themselves from the EPA and predicting a similar disaster in the same area purposely caused by the controversial agency. Now, almost as if on cue, the EPA is seeking more money and more power...
  • Critics of carbon regulations using mine spill to skewer EPA

    08/15/2015 11:30:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 15, 2015 12:21 PM EDT | Michael Biesecker
    Authorities say rivers tainted by last week’s massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine are starting to recover, but for the Environmental Protection Agency the political fallout from the disaster could linger. The federal agency’s critics are already seeking to use its much-maligned handling of the mine spill to undercut the Obama administration’s rollout of major regulations aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions at the nation’s power plants. Members of oversight committees in both the House and Senate say they are planning hearings after Congress returns from its August recess. “The EPA is supposed to help prevent environmental catastrophes,...
  • EPA’s Gross Negligence at Gold King

    08/15/2015 5:22:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    On August 5, an Environmental Restoration company crew, supervised by US Environmental Protection Agency officials, used a backhoe to dig away tons of rock and debris that were blocking the entrance portal of Colorado’s Gold King Mine, which had been largely abandoned since 1923. Water had been seeping into the mine and out of its portal for decades, and the officials knew (or should have known) the water was acidic (pH 4.0-4.5), backed up far into the mine, and laced with heavy metals. But they kept digging – until the greatly weakened dam burst open, unleashing a 3-million-gallon (or more)...
  • Dems want to implant abortion-inducing device into teen girls [VIDEO]

    Just weeks after a prominent health-care expert predicted that Democrats would begin a nationwide push for taxpayer-funded contraception for schoolgirls, including abortion-inducing drugs, Virginia is proving to be the next battleground. The idea started in a Colorado pilot program, in which teenage girls were given contraceptives including implanted abortafacients known as long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs, and intra-uterine devices, also called IUDs. The program showed marked reductions in teenage births and reported abortions. Efforts then began to enact a taxpayer-funded version of the program, but it died in the Colorado Legislature over conscience and religious liberty concerns. Writing in the...
  • Gov. Hickenlooper’s big gulp from polluted Animas River slammed by health official

    08/14/2015 10:36:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER—Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s big gulp of water from the formerly orange Animas River wasn’t just icky, it was “reckless and irresponsible,” said New Mexico’s top environmental official. New Mexico environment department secretary Ryan Flynn said Mr. Hickenlooper’s decision to fill up his water bottle from the site of the EPA’s 3-million-gallon wastewater spill in Durango, Colorado, sends the wrong message. “If it’s true, it’s a reckless and irresponsible act by a public official,” said Mr. Flynn in the Farmington (N.M.) Daily Times. “He might as well stick 15 cigarettes in his mouth and light them all at the same...
  • EXCLUSIVE – Geologist Who Predicted EPA Spill: ‘They Just Didn’t Think’

    08/13/2015 4:18:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/13/15 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Dave Taylor, the retired geologist who predicted the EPA project that caused the 3 million gallon toxic spill into the Animas River in Colorado would fail, tells Breitbart News, “I didn’t really know they were going to fool with the Gold King mine in addition to the Red and Bonita mine.”In a July 30 letter to the editor of the Silverton Standard, Taylor predicted that the EPA project to plug the Red and Bonita mine would fail “within 7 to 120 days,” and the 500 gallons per minute flow of toxic waste from those mines which the project stopped temporarily...
  • Colorado court gives no relief to baker who declined to serve gay wedding

    08/13/2015 3:08:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    cna ^ | August 13, 2015
    Credit: Alex Grichenko (CC0 1.0). Denver, Colo., Aug 13, 2015 / 03:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Colorado baker has lamented the Colorado Court of Appeals’ ruling handed down Thursday that he illegally discriminated when he declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop said that in his view the ruling means that the court created an exception to the First Amendment that wrongly affects his family-run bakery. “You’re entitled to believe, but not entitled to act on those beliefs,” he said in an Aug. 13 statement. “You’re not free if your beliefs are...
  • Colorado Court Rules Against Baker Who Refused to Serve Same-Sex Couples

    08/13/2015 1:12:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/13/2015 | By ERIK ECKHOLM
    A state appeals court in Colorado ruled Thursday that a baker could not cite religious beliefs in refusing to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples. The decision is the latest in a series of similar rulings across the country that have been cheered by civil rights groups but attacked by conservative Christians as assaults on religious liberty. Whether photographers, florists, bakers and other vendors who are Christians should have a right to refuse services for same-sex marriages has emerged as a major cultural and legal battle, one that has intensified since the Supreme Court decision in June establishing same-sex marriage...
  • EPA Contractor Involved in Colorado Spill Identified as Environmental Restoration

    08/13/2015 11:11:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 12, 2015 | Amy Harder, Jennifer S. Forsyth
    Fenton, Mo., company was tasked with mitigating pollutants from closed mine. Missouri-based Environmental Restoration LLC was the contractor whose work caused a mine spill in Colorado that released an estimated 3 million gallons of toxic sludge into a major river system ... The EPA, which was overseeing the servicing of the mine, had previously said an unnamed outside contractor was using heavy equipment when it accidentally triggered a breach in the abandoned Gold King Mine, letting out wastewater that had built up inside it. “Environmental Restoration LLC was working at the direction at EPA ... Environmental Restoration is one of...
  • Appeals court rules Colorado bakery can’t refuse service to gay couple

    08/13/2015 10:45:39 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/13/2015 | NIck Gass
    The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a dessert shop could not refuse service to a same-sex couple that wanted to order a wedding cake, affirming previous rulings. The American Civil Liberties Union and its Colorado chapter filed the lawsuit on behalf of David Mullins and Charlie Craig. The two visited Masterpiece Cakeshop in the Denver suburb of Lakewood with Craig’s mother in July 2012 to order a cake for their wedding, when owner Jack Phillips turned them away, citing his religious beliefs. Phillips told the couple that it was his standard business practice. Phillips had said on multiple...
  • Colorado Company Visited as Part of FBI Investigation into Hillary Clinton emails

    08/12/2015 4:07:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrestion ^ | 8-12-15 | Kemberlee Kaye
    FBI investigation into Democratic presidential front-runner expands its reach Tasked with digging into the security of Hillary’s home brewed email server, the FBI investigation into presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is expanding it’s reach. A local CBS News affiliate reports the Denver based Platte River Networks received a visit from the FBI last week regarding former Secretary Clinton’s email. Platte River Networks handled the Clinton’s email accounts though there’s been no public explanation as to what that entailed. It’s been confirmed by both the intelligence community and the office of the Inspector General that classified information was transmitted through...
  • Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Provides More Than Just Maps

    05/18/2006 4:59:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 338+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    BETHESDA, Md., May 18, 2006 – It might not be a household name, like, say, the CIA, but the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is an integral part of the U.S. intelligence community. Satellite Image of Islamabad, Pakistan. Courtesy of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency   Geospatial intelligence, or GEOINT, is the collecting and analysis of satellite imagery of the earth's surface. The mission of the agency, headquartered here, is to provide that type of intelligence to support national security objectives. "If it's something manmade or natural on the face of the earth and it has national security implications, then we map it, chart...
  • Senate committee seeks email facts from Clinton’s tech company

    <p>WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate’s homeland security committee has asked a small, 13-year-old Denver technology company that managed tens of thousands of emails for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to describe what measures it took to safeguard national security information.</p>
  • Indians say EPA trying to swindle them in mine spill

    08/12/2015 2:21:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 12, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The EPA is trying to cheat Navajo Indians by getting them to sign away their rights to future claims from the agency’s Gold King Mine disaster, tribal officials charged Wednesday, adding more to the administration’s public relations problems over the spill that threatens critical Southwest waterways. EPA officials were going door-to-door asking Navajo, some of whom don’t speak English as their primary language, to sign a form that offers to pay damages incurred so far from the spill, but waiving the right to come back and ask for more if their costs escalate or if they discover bigger problems, ......
  • Did The EPA Intentionally Poison Animas River To Secure SuperFund Money?

    08/12/2015 8:36:02 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 60 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | August 12, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    A week before The EPA disastrously leaked millions of gallons of toxic waste into The Animas River in Colorado, this letter to the editor was published in The Silverton Standard & The Miner local newspaper, authored by a retired geologist detailing verbatim, how EPA would foul the Animas River on purpose in order to secure superfund money...
  • Letter to Editor PREDICTED COLORADO EPA SPILL So EPA Could Secure Superfund Status

    08/12/2015 6:44:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 90 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 12, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Last Wednesday, a small EPA-supervised work crew inspecting the Gold King mine accidentally knocked a hole in a waste pit, releasing at least three million gallons of acidic liquid laden with toxic heavy metals. (ABC) This letter to editor, posted below, was published in The Silverton Standard and The Miner local newspaper, authored by a retired geologist, one week before EPA mine spill. The letter detailed verbatim, how EPA officials would foul up the Animas River on purpose in order to secure superfund money. It the Gold King mine was declared a superfund site it would essentially kill future development...
  • EPA Causes Massive Hazardous Spill in West

    08/11/2015 1:22:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/11/2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Earlier this month, employees of the Environmental Protection Agency, acting in their official capacities, caused one of the largest hazardous waste spills in recent history. “For almost a week, a torrent of toxic sludge — the color of hot mustard and rife with poisonous metals — has been flowing through Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. On Monday, the governor of Colorado declared a belated state of emergency, as officials announced that the popular Animas River would remain closed until at least Aug. 17,” NBC reports. The “transparent” Obama administration, however, is hiding the actual details of how the agency ostensibly...
  • EPA Chief Apologizes for Toxic Spill Affecting Rivers in Colorado, New Mexico

    08/11/2015 12:50:39 PM PDT · by dware · 48 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08.11.2015 | Amy Harder and Dan Frosch
    WASHINGTON—U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy apologized Tuesday for a mine spill in Colorado caused by her agency, but she indicated she didn’t know much about what happened and would seek to fix any flaw in the agency’s procedures. “I am absolutely deeply sorry this ever happened,” Ms. McCarthy said at a news conference in Washington. “But I want to make sure we react positively and in a way that’s credible and we move this forward.”