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  • Henderson officials say despite six-figure buyout, city still will save in long run

    02/25/2012 7:04:17 PM PST · by redreno · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 | 2 a.m. | By Aida Ahmed
    Despite being criticized for a potential payout of more than $200,000 to retiring Henderson Police Chief Jutta Chambers through the city’s Voluntary Employee Severance Program, city officials remain steadfast employee buyouts will result in savings for the city in the long run. “The main objective of the VESP is to have employees take that buyout and then not fill those positions,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “We realize that that’s not going to happen in every single case. In the case of Chief Chambers, obviously the only cost benefit that we might get is that the next chief may not be...
  • ABC and NBC Anything But Fast and Furious On Gunwalking Scandal

    02/25/2012 7:06:18 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | Geoffrey Dickens
    Deaths, guns, whistle-blowers and the highest law officer in the land stonewalling a congressional investigation are the juicy ingredients of a story network news reporters would love to cover – if a Republican were in office. However, when Attorney General Eric Holder testified on Thursday (February 2) before a House oversight committee investigating Operation Fast and Furious, the news was completely ignored by NBC and ABC (there was one full story on Friday's CBS This Morning). The virtual blackout of Holder's testimony continues an overall trend of ABC and NBC burying one of the Obama administration's biggest scandals, despite continual...
  • The Rise and Fall of DoJ’s ‘Gun-Show Sting’

    02/25/2012 5:06:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    cato-at-liberty.org ^ | 24 February, 2012 | Walter Olson
    Some legal stories weave together several distinct “Cato was right” themes. Among them is the news this week that the U.S. Department of Justice, conceding that its case has collapsed, has ended its prosecution of remaining defendants in the enormous “Africa Sting” case charging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) [Reuters, Law.com; my earlier post]. * DoJ is overzealously picking fights under the vague and misguided FCPA statute. I warned about that last month in this space and you can read more at my blog “Overlawyered.” * Despite the Obama administration’s ostensible truce with Second Amendment supporters, anti-gun...
  • Texas: Anti-Drug Politician Arrested by DEA for Marijuana Trafficking (BTW he's a Democrat)

    02/25/2012 1:52:35 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The Daily Chronic ^ | 2/24/2012 | Thomas H. Clarke
    EL PASO, TX — A critical opponent of drug law reform in Texas has been indicted on charges of trafficking 50 kilograms of marijuana and money laundering. El Paso County Commissioner Guillermo “Willie” Gandara Jr., 37, who is currently a Democratic candidate for the Texas legislature, along with Juan Canales, 50, were arrested late Wednesday night following a multi-agency investigation that included the DEA and FBI. A federal grand jury indictment charges the defendants with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more of marijuana, and one count of possession with intent to distribute...
  • The Major Issue is Not the Economy but the Lack of Integrity and Morality in Our Leadership

    02/24/2012 12:48:33 PM PST · by joanie-f · 36 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 22 February, 2012 | Joan Fischer (joanie-f)
    Many Americans, conservatives among them, have been voicing the opinion that social issues have no part in campaign debates, are criticizing Rick Santorum for placing them in the forefront of his campaign, and are branding him as unelectable as a result. I take issue with those points of view for two reasons: Firstly, social issues, when considered in their broadest sense, should play a major role in any campaign and none other than our Founders cautioned us to demand that they do. Secondly, it is not Rick Santorum who is declaring that social issues are the entire focus of his...
  • 'Stupid' and Oil Prices - Obama's Forest Gump Anaylsis of Rising Oil Prices

    02/24/2012 8:40:30 AM PST · by Arcy · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2-24-2012 | Review and Outlook
    'The American people aren't stupid," thundered President Obama yesterday in Miami, ridiculing Republicans who are blaming him for rising gasoline prices. Let's hope he's right, because not even Forrest Gump could believe the logic of what Mr. Obama is trying to sell. We'd almost feel sorry for Mr. Obama's gas-price predicament if it weren't a case of rough justice. The President has deliberately sought to raise the price of energy throughout the economy via his cap-and-trade agenda. He is now getting his wish, albeit a little too overtly for political comfort. Mr. Obama has also spent three years blaming George...
  • Who said he hasn't done anything? That’s just not so...

    02/24/2012 8:27:41 AM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 14 replies
    Who said he hasn't done anything? That’s just not so... An impressive list of accomplishments! • First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner. • First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in. • First President to preside over a cut in the credit-rating of the United States . • First President to violate the War Powers Act. • First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico . • First President to...
  • Government Assault May Have Just Begun, Cardinal Dolan Warns

    02/24/2012 8:29:03 AM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/23/12 | Benjamin Mann
    Washington D.C., Feb 23, 2012 / 03:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- President Obama's contraception mandate may only be the beginning of a historic attack on religious freedom, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan warned his fellow U.S. bishops in a Feb. 22 letter. “If the government can, for example, tell Catholics that they cannot be in the insurance business today without violating their religious convictions, where does it end?” asked the cardinal, addressing the U.S. episcopate in a letter coauthored with the bishops' religious freedom chair Bishop William E. Lori. The Health and Human Services’ contraception mandate “violates the constitutional limits on our...
  • Saudi Study: Nearly a Quarter of Children Raped; Up to 46% of Students Suffer from Homosexuality

    02/24/2012 8:29:37 AM PST · by bayouranger · 30 replies
    translatingjihad.com ^ | 24FEB12 | translatingjihad
    Video translated from clip posted on YouTube in December 2008. Clip originally aired on the Arabic-language satellite station 'al-Hurra', on the program 'Misawa'. Subtitled video is above, full transcript below (thanks to Nonie Darwish for finding the video): Guest - More than 23% of children in Saudi society have been raped. Host – So about a quarter of Saudi children have been-- Guest - About a quarter of Saudi children have been raped. Sixty-two percent of those people— Host – Those children. Guest - No, I’m sorry, the study was directed at university students. Twenty-three percent had been raped during...
  • John Glenn Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of His Historic Flight

    02/24/2012 3:00:10 AM PST · by Makana · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2012 | AP
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – John Glenn fever has taken hold of Cape Canaveral once again. Three days before the 50th anniversary of his historic flight, the first American to orbit the Earth addressed employees at Kennedy Space Center. The NASA auditorium was packed Friday with hundreds of workers, many of whom stood along the walls to see the space legend. The 90-year-old Glenn was joined on stage by Scott Carpenter, 86, the only other survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts. Glenn recalled how he and his fellow Mercury astronauts traveled to Cape Canaveral to watch a missile blast off....
  • Occupier Threatens Violence in National Newspaper. Media Yawns.

    02/23/2012 8:00:44 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb 22, 2012 | By Charles C. W. Cooke
    Today’s USA Today carries a letter from a member of Occupy Wall Street in response to that paper’s editorial, headlined “‘Occupy’ movement fading out in a whimper.” The letter’s author — a “self-employed massage therapist” from Austin, Texas — suggests that the movement should turn to violence, rendering their “occupation” a little more akin to those we’ve seen historically: USA TODAY’s editorial is right to say that Occupy might lack clear goals on how to move forward, but the movement has accomplished its main original goal: to protest these injustices, not by simply holding a rally and going home, but...
  • Obama Gave Billions to Green Energy Companies with Ties to His Administration and 2008 Campaign

    02/23/2012 1:27:06 PM PST · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/16/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Overall, the Post found that $3.9 billion in federal grants and financing flowed to 21 companies backed by firms with connections to five Obama administration staffers and advisers. Obama’s program to invest federal funds in start-up companies — and the failure of some of those companies — is becoming a rallying cry for opponents in the presidential race. Mitt Romney has promised to focus on Obama’s “record” as a “venture capitalist.” And in ads and speeches, conservative groups and the Republican candidates are zeroing in on the administration’s decision to extend $535 million to the now-shuttered solar firm Solyndra and...
  • Small Arms Treaty not the biggest UN threat to gun owners

    02/23/2012 10:19:36 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/23/2012 | Doug Book
    Those in a panic over the expected loss of 2nd Amendment rights should the UN Small Arms Treaty be adopted need to understand two very important facts: 1) the Treaty has no chance of garnering the 2/3rds vote necessary for senate approval; and 2) a real UN sponsored threat to gun rights in the US and globally does exist, going under the acronym of ISACS, “International Small Arms Control Standards.” The UN has been actively working to disarm private individuals and a fair number of nations for thirty years. From its inception in 1982 to the current United Nations Office...
  • Second gun used in ICE agent murder linked to ATF undercover operation

    02/23/2012 11:48:23 AM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 22, 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent Jaime Zapata was shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday, Feb. 15 2011 after he was attacked by unknown assailants while driving between Monterrey, Mexico, and Mexico City. One year later, his family still lacks answers about his death.(Credit: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Prosecutors recently sentenced a Texas man, Manuel Barba, for trafficking a weapon connected to the murder of Immigration and Customs (ICE) Agent Jaime Zapata. Nobody was more astonished to learn of the case than Zapata's parents, who didn't know that Barba had been arrested or linked...
  • Agenda 21 - What Is It? Apparently is is a plan to reduce the population

    06/22/2011 12:44:33 PM PDT · by TEXOKIE · 658 replies
    Vanity | Various
    Several people have become interested in a quite controversial topic called "AGENDA 21." They have requested being on a ping list for this topic. While I do not have time to do a thorough treatment of this subject, nor am I in any way an expert, I am willing at least for a time,to ping people as I run across articles which might pertain to this concern. It might be good to start with an examination of just what it is or might be. To kick this discussion and exploration off,I did a Google search (just for fun) on "Agenda...
  • Video: Hey, who’s up for $5-per-gallon gas?

    02/23/2012 12:36:17 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | 02-23-12
    n my neighborhood, we haven’t yet reached $4-per-gallon prices for gasoline, but we’re starting to approach that level. In California, they’ve been paying that price for quite some time. However, Nicholas Ballasly finds the highest price for gasoline right where it would be the most popular — Washington DC: As the national average price for a gallon of gas climbs past $3.58, one gas station in Washington, D.C. is charging drivers $5.00. No owners or managers were available at the Exxon station at 2708 Virginia Avenue in Northwest D.C. when The Daily Caller arrived to ask about the $5,00 price....
  • [El Paso]County Commissioner Willie Gandara Jr. Charged With Federal Drug Trafficking

    02/23/2012 11:41:26 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    KVIA ^ | February 22, 2012 | Leonard Martinez
    EL PASO, Texas -- Federal agents raided the home of El Paso County Commissioner Willie Gandara Jr. in Socorro Wednesday night. Gandara was taken into custody and charged with federal drug trafficking charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and conspiracy. El Paso County Jail records show that he is being held without bond. The Drug Enforcement Administration, along with ICE, IRS, FBI, and state and local law enforcement personnel conducted the operation. Gandara, 37, is a candidate for State Representative District 75. He was elected to Commissioners Court in November 2008. Gandara's father, Willie Gandara Sr., was...
  • Three Jackson Police Officers Arrested for Accepting Bribes

    02/22/2012 4:55:03 PM PST · by Larry381 · 16 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | February 21, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Mississippi
    JACKSON, MS—Monyette Quintel Jefferson, 27, Terence Dale Jenkins, 25, and Anthony Ricardo Payne, Jr., 25, all Jackson Police Department patrol officers at the time of the offense, have been arrested for accepting bribes to protect what they believed to be drug transactions following an undercover operation, U.S. Attorney John Dowdy and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen announced today. On June 25, 2010, an undercover FBI agent, posing as a drug dealer, met with Officers Monyette Quintel Jefferson and Anthony Ricardo Payne at Metro Center Mall to discuss their protection of a shipment of cocaine that was coming into...
  • WH Ignores House Subpoena For Solyndra Documents

    02/22/2012 1:28:58 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 22 Feburary | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama and his West Wing aides ignored a subpoena of documents pertaining to the Solyndra loan guarantee even after congressional investigators met with White House officials to negotiate the scope of the subpoena, according to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "The White House's failure to comply with today's document deadline is a sad milestone on the path chosen by this administration to obstruct and delay our investigation rather than cooperate and help deliver answers for taxpayers," committee chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee chairman Cliff Stearns R-Fla., said in a statement this evening. House investigators...
  • OWS Letter to the Editor in USA Today: We Will Storm Wall Street With Guns

    02/22/2012 12:49:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 2/22/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Over at USA Today, a self-employed massage therapist from Austin, TX has a letter to the editor responding to an editorial suggesting that Occupy Wall Street has lost its way. (Snip) '' So maybe they should take up their Second Amendment-sanctioned guns and storm Wall Street and our nation’s capitals. If our country doesn’t change, it could very well come to that one day.'' Notice the language here. Rich Latta, the author, threatens outright to head to Wall Street with firearms. Janet Napolitano, where are you? He says they out to head to Washington, D.C. packing heat. Secret Service, you’re