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  • Flake/Durbin/Gardner Plan: Amnesty for Millions or Shut Down Governmen

    01/20/2018 8:24:41 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 19, 2018 | John Binder
    An expansive amnesty plan for millions of illegal aliens, being led by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and his Democrat and Republican establishment allies, would annually give U.S. citizenship to 25,000 foreigners with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The Gang of Six amnesty plan is being pushed by Flake, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The pro-open borders Senators want to see the amnesty slipped into a spending bill that would fund the federal government, threatening a shutdown if it is not included. Despite being told by...
  • Study Shows Value of Homes Near Marijuana Shops May Be Increasing

    01/19/2018 7:23:00 AM PST · by dware · 29 replies
    WesternSlopeNow.com ^ | 01.18.2018 | Katerina Chryssafis
    PALISADE, Colo. - A new study shows that if you have a marijuana shop down the street from your home, it may actually be boosting your houses resale value. When it comes to marijuana, many say it's a topic of discussion nationwide. However, it also hits close to home. The town of Palisade opened its first recreational marijuana shop back in September of 2017. Those in favor say having these shops in our area may have its perks.
  • GOP Senators Send Trump ‘Amnesty-Or-Shutdown’ Threat

    01/18/2018 6:47:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 239 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | by NEIL MUNRO
    Pro-amnesty GOP Senators are working hand-in-glove with Democrats to block a government budget until President Donald Trump agrees to break his campaign promise and his presidency by amnestying millions of wage-lowering illegal immigrants. The hostage-taking is being fronted by a group of GOP legislators, led by Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Lindsey Graham, who announced Wednesday they would not allow 2018 funding for the Pentagon until Trump approves an amnesty, saying:
  • The environmentalist's case against a free-wheeling immigration policy [October 2016]

    01/14/2018 1:14:15 PM PST · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2016 | Richard Lamm
    I wasn’t the only politician who understood mass immigration’s effects on the environment when I left the Colorado governor’s house in 1987, but there was certainly a lot more when I started. Since the nineties onwards, the silence on the negative effects of runaway population growth in America has been deafening. This is why I’ve joined a lawsuit filed this week challenging our immigration authorities on failing to calculate the costs of their population growth-inducing policies. Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), all federal agencies must take a “hard look” at every “major federal action” they commit to. While...
  • Professor defends laziness as a ‘virtue’ that ‘combats the neoliberal condition’

    01/10/2018 6:24:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    College Fix ^ | January 9, 2018 | Greg Piper
    You’d expect the typical progressive to say that calling someone lazy is an ableist slur. If you’re the department chair of higher education at the University of Denver, on the other hand, being called lazy is a badge of honor.
  • Former Fort Carson commanding general punished for calling staffer 'sweetheart'

    01/08/2018 4:33:02 PM PST · by lodi90 · 48 replies
    News Channel 13 ^ | 1/8/2018 | Andrew McMillan
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A two-star general who recently headed the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson was denied a promotion to three-star after referring to a congressional staffer as "sweetheart" during a meeting in 2016. That's according to military news outlet Stars and Stripes, which reports that Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves was administratively reprimanded after an investigation into the incident. His specific punishment, aside from being denied the promotion to lieutenant general, wasn't released by the Army. It stems from a meeting in October 2016 between Gonsalves and office staff with Rep. Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) at Fort Carson....
  • Father of Round Rock girl found in Colorado believes suspect was stalking her

    01/05/2018 6:46:59 AM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 4, 2018 | Lauren Kravets
    Griffith didn’t know how this kidnapping would end. He says Miles acted inappropriately with Lili when he used to live next door. He said one time Lili stayed the night in Miles’ trailer, but Miles said she just fell asleep. “He knew my daughter for one day or something like that and then they’re hugging,” explains Griffith. He believes Miles was stalking his daughter, which is how he ended up living with her, her mother and half-sister at their Round Rock duplex...Griffith knows Miles’ plan could’ve ended in disaster. “Because he always said, ‘I have nothing to lose, this will...
  • ‘That’s the model’: Republican Cory Gardner stands up to President Trump [Junior RINO?]

    01/05/2018 6:30:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | 1/5/18 | Karen Tumult Sean Sullivan
    .....Cory Gardner. The junior senator from Colorado... But Gardner — who also heads the campaign operation charged with hanging on to the Republicans’ Senate majority — is becoming known as someone who will do more than posture when he and the Trump administration disagree. The latest and most striking example came Thursday, when Gardner, who is 43, announced that he will stand in the way of every nomination that the Justice Department sends to the Senate. ....He and fellow Colorado Sen. Michael F. Bennet, a Democrat, are co-sponsors of the Dream Act, which would grant legal status and a path...
  • U.S. Attorney for Colorado: No changes on marijuana enforcement

    01/04/2018 3:38:40 PM PST · by NobleFree · 66 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | JANUARY 4, 2018
    Colorado’s top federal prosecutor said his office won’t alter its approach to enforcing marijuana crimes after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrew a policy Thursday that allowed pot markets to emerge in states that legalized the drug. The statement by U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer came amid bipartisan outrage over Sessions’ decision to end the so-called Cole memorandum, which sharply limited what charges prosecutors could pursue in legal pot states. He will allow federal prosecutors to decide how aggressively to enforce longstanding federal law banning pot. Troyer said his office will continue to focus on “identifying and prosecuting those who create...
  • Doug Jones' gay son gives VP Pence withering look at father's Senate swearing-in

    01/04/2018 9:57:17 AM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 136 replies
    The Birmingham News / AL.com ^ | 01 04 18 | Leada Gore
    Alabama's newest Senator Doug Jones took the ceremonial oath of office yesterday from Vice President Mike Pence. Looking on were Jones' wife, Louise, his son Christopher and his son, Carson, who is capturing attention for the withering look he cast at the VP during the swearing-in. Carson Jones, a-22-year-old zookeeper who lives in Colorado, confirmed to The Advocate last month he was gay. The side-eye was directed squarely at Pence, who has a long history of opposing same-sex marriage and equal protections for members of the LGBT community.
  • Power quality, promises, and profits [ Colorado: Xcel Energy ]

    01/04/2018 6:53:10 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | January 3, 2018 | Amy Cooke
    Good power quality can be defined as a steady supply voltage that stays within the prescribed range, steady a.c. frequency close to the rated value, and smooth voltage curve waveform (resembles a sine wave). In general, it is useful to consider power quality as the compatibility between what comes out of an electric outlet and the load that is plugged into it. The term is used to describe electric power that drives an electrical load and the load’s ability to function properly. Without the proper power, an electrical device (or load) may malfunction, fail prematurely or not operate at all....
  • Gunman in deadly Colorado deputy shooting identified as Iraq War vet with grudge against sheriff

    12/31/2017 7:22:43 PM PST · by narses · 28 replies
    Fox ^ | 12.31.2017 | By Greg Norman, Robert Gearty | Fox News
    The rifle-toting man who gunned down a Colorado deputy in a New Year’s Eve “ambush-style” attack had ranted about the sheriff and a local police officer in recent online posts discovered after the assault. Matthew Riehl, 37, fired more than 100 rounds as he was holed up in a bedroom in his apartment in Highlands Ranch, before he too was found dead at the scene. The Douglas County Sheriff's office identified Riehl as the gunman Sunday evening.
  • Colorado police say 'multiple deputies down' in incident outside of Denver

    12/31/2017 7:32:28 AM PST · by Enchante · 194 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 31, 2017 | Greg Norman
    Police in a Colorado city just outside of Denver said "multiple deputies" are down after being shot while responding to a disturbance call early Sunday. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet that citizens in Highlands Ranch should shelter in place and avoid windows.
  • 1 deputy dead, 4 deputies and 2 civilians wounded in Douglas County apartment complex shooting

    12/31/2017 9:02:08 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 71 replies
    KDVR TV (Fox) ^ | Updated at 09:56AM, December 31, 2017 | Web staff
    A gunman shot and killed a deputy, and wounded four other deputies and two civilians at an apartment complex during a domestic violence call early Sunday morning, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. About 5:15 a.m., deputies responded the Copper Canyon Apartments complex at 3404 E. County Line Road in Highlands Ranch, between Colorado and University boulevards. A gunman opened fire, hitting five deputies and two civilians. One deputy was confirmed dead and the six others were taken to hospitals, the sheriff’s office said. The gunman was shot, is believed to be dead and is “no longer a threat,” the...
  • "Multiple deputies down" in Douglas County, Colorado, sheriff's office says

    12/31/2017 7:18:15 AM PST · by Morgana · 93 replies
    CBS ^ | Dec. 31, 2017 | CBS
    The Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) in Colorado says "multiple deputies are down" and a code red alert has been issued amid an "active" situation south of Denver. The DCSO says citizens should avoid the area, while residents should shelter in place and avoid windows and exterior walls.
  • Pence greeted by "Make America Gay Again" sign in Colorado

    12/30/2017 8:36:53 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    See BS "News" ^ | 12/30/17
    Neighbors of the home where Vice President Mike Pence has been staying in Colorado this week have a message. They've placed a rainbow-colored banner reading "Make America Gay Again" on a stone pillar at the end of the driveways to both homes... Pence has described himself as a "Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order." He has opposed legislation prohibiting discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people in the workplace.
  • Mike Pence’s Colorado neighbors troll him with a ‘Make America Gay Again’ banner

    12/30/2017 11:12:43 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 83 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 30, 2017 | Kristine Phillips
    Vice President Pence arrived in Aspen, Colo., this week for a holiday vacation — but not without encountering a silent protest from his neighbors in the liberal ski resort town. “Make America Gay Again,” reads a rainbow banner posted on the stone pillar at the end of the driveway of the home where Pence and his wife, Karen, are staying. A dispatcher with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office referred The Washington Post to the White House press office Saturday, but Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Buglione told the Aspen Times that Pence’s next-door neighbors posted the banner shortly after the vice president...
  • 2017 Year in Review: Colorado transportation on the move with Hyperloop project . . .

    12/28/2017 7:49:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Summit Daily ^ | December 25, 2017 | Summit Daily Staff Report
    It sounds like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, but Colorado has been named one of 10 finalists for the Hyperloop One competition, which could end with a vacuum-sealed tunnel shooting people from Cheyenne to Pueblo and Vail to Denver at speeds up to 700 miles per hour. The futuristic, pod-based transportation system for Colorado could cost as much as $24 billion, but it's only one of a number of major developments in the realm of transportation throughout 2017. The proposed route for a Colorado Hyperloop accounts for roughly 360 miles total, and the Los Angeles firm that's sponsoring...
  • ‘I Can Do This’: Those Looking For Work Attend I-70 Expansion Job Fair

    12/28/2017 7:08:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | December 14, 2017 | Dominic Garcia
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Transportation is gearing up for a major project that will change the landscape of Interstate 70 through the central part of Denver. The Central 70 Project will dramatically impact the community from Colorado Boulevard to Brighton Boulevard. The Colorado Department of Transportation is now hiring people who live there. “The Central 70 Project is by itself a major economic driver for the entire Denver-metro region. CDOT wanted to also ensure that these economic and job opportunities were made available to local residents,” said Shailen Bhatt, CDOT Executive Director. “CDOT is one of only a...
  • It is Now Legal to Defecate and Urinate on Denver Sidewalks! What???

    12/24/2017 10:10:16 AM PST · by walford · 117 replies
    Joe for America ^ | December 23, 2017 | Scott Osborn
    Denver just decriminalized public defecation in order to make life easier for immigrants and the homeless. After decriminalizing defecating on sidewalks, the Chamber of Commerce will probably rename Denver as the “Mile High Pile City.”No Board of Health? That’s how diseases spread. Now every time I think of Denver I will see visions of poop and other body fluids on the sidewalk. People are required to dispose of dog poop and Denver is letting humans defecate any where they please.What’s disturbing as well is that they also decriminalized camping out on private land. So now you can go out to get...