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  • Wabash Valley officials, truckers oppose tolls on I-70

    04/12/2017 12:12:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Terre Haute Tribune-Star ^ | April 1, 2017 | Dave Taylor
    For some, the possibility of tolls on Interstate 70 across Indiana is going over like a flat tire. But Republican lawmakers who control the legislature say they could help fund new driving lanes and only those who use the road would pay for them. “I think it’s totally unfair,” said Judy Anderson, president of the Vigo County Board of Commissioners. “I don’t think we would be supportive at all.” Pending legislation would let the governor place toll lanes on interstates and bridges, subject to federal approval. Many Vigo County residents commute to jobs in Indianapolis and a large number of...
  • Are tolls on former Elgin-O'Hare shifting traffic elsewhere?

    04/10/2017 11:02:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | March 13, 2017 | Marni Pyke
    Since tolls descended on Route 390, there has been an exodus of cars and trucks from the former Elgin-O'Hare Expressway.Vehicles decreased between 38 percent and 28 percent on sections of Route 390 between Lake Street and I-290, according to Illinois tollway data comparing usage before construction and in February. Where are those thousands of commuters and truckers going? Boycotting 20-cent a mile tolls on Route 390 and spilling off onto local roads in communities like Roselle, some residents say.Commuter Brian McGehee was running late Friday at 7 a.m., "so, I bit the bullet," he said referring to Route 390. "The...
  • Car set on fire outside Perth mosque as hundreds pray inside

    06/28/2016 4:39:35 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 43 replies
    Guardian Australia ^ | Tuesday 28 June 2016 18.06 EDT | Ben Doherty
    A suspected car bomb was detonated outside a Perth mosque on Tuesday night as hundreds of worshippers attended a prayer service inside. No one inside the Thornlie Mosque was injured when the white 4WD exploded shortly after 8pm outside the Thornlie mosque, near the Australian Islamic College in Perth’s southern suburbs. Anti-Islamic graffiti was also sprayed on a fence.
  • Secret Military Operations To Divert LAX Planes For A Week

    11/07/2015 1:14:22 PM PST · by Drago · 28 replies
    KABC-7, Los Angeles ^ | 11/07/1959 | Jory Rand
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Mysterious maneuvers over the Pacific are forcing a change in Los Angeles International Airport landings late at night, meaning noise for thousands of people in the flight path.
  • California bill banning Confederate names clears committee

    07/15/2015 6:15:18 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 38 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 14, 2015 | Alexei Koseff
    Senate Bill 539, which would prohibit the naming of public buildings and roads in California after Confederate leaders, advanced from its sole policy committee Tuesday on a 7-1 vote. It heads next to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for fiscal consideration.
  • Which is worse, booze or pot? A doctor weighs in

    03/20/2015 10:51:48 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 216 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 19, 2015
    Worrying about teen drinking and drug use has kept many a parent up at night. With marijuana becoming increasingly available and legal in some parts of the country, the question has taken on new urgency: If teens are going to experiment, which is safer, booze or pot? "The first answer always has to be neither," Dr. Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, told CBS News. But then he acknowledges they're not exactly equivalent -- and he considers alcohol much more dangerous. Carroll wrote a provocative piece for the New York Times exploring what's known...
  • Boehner Cut Deal With Nancy Pelosi to Use Netanyahu Speech as Cover to Fund Obama’s Amnesty

    03/06/2015 5:21:50 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 8 replies
    Breitbart.Com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    A new bombshell report from Politico found that House Speaker John Boehner had several days of secret negotiations with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the recently emboldened former Speaker, leading up to his decision to flip-flop and fund President Obama’s executive amnesty—including a pre-hashed out deal to use the hoopla around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress over Iran’s nuclear ambitions as political cover to sneak in the extraordinarily controversial vote. Even with the bombshell report, however, Boehner’s office continues to deny any deal took place. “It was Monday at 5:30 p.m. when Pelosi and Boehner agreed that...
  • When Free Institutions Fail.

    03/04/2015 3:12:51 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 41 replies
    Five hundred years ago, Machiavelli wrote how governing institutions designed for FreeRepublics were not only unsuited for corrupted republics, they eventually served to enforce tyranny. His prescience was on display yesterday in the US Congress. Designed in 1787 as the consensual law making body of a free people and their states, Congress joined in tyrannical partnership with President Obama. Under cover of the reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu’s fabulous speech against Obama’s nefarious plans for Iran and against peace, the Speaker of the House brought a “clean” DHS funding bill to the floor for a vote. In support of Obama’s lawless...
  • US TO START TALKS WITH CUBA TO NORMALIZE FULL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS

    12/17/2014 7:00:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 407 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2014-12-17 | Associated Press (AP)
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  • Climbing the stairway to heaven

    10/16/2014 6:20:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/14 | Klaus Rohrich
    Failings of this Administration and its efforts to divert public attention It’s interesting to note that the Democrats are attempting to use the global warming/climate change “crisis” to divert attention from the many other crises for which they are responsible. It’s like that cheap carney magician pulling yards of silk out of his sleeve after making a rabbit disappear into his hat. Interestingly enough, global warming is one of the few crises that the Obama administration has not created, but is using to advance its agenda. They are certainly responsible for enough scandals and failures to warrant a Constitutional Convention....
  • Commentary: Why we should repeal the 17th Amendment

    09/24/2014 11:11:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Elko Daily Free Press ^ | September 24, 2014 | Thomas Mitchell
    We managed to repeal the 18th Amendment, which created Prohibition. It is time to repeal the 17th. What? You have no idea what the 17th Amendment is? Well, it is the one that effectively ended federalism by taking the power to appoint U.S. senators from state legislatures and having the citizens directly elect them, as they had always done with the House of Representatives. We may not get better senators, but it is likely they would not try dictating to the states what they should do — as they did when they set the national speed limit at 55 mph...
  • Civilians Killed in Strikes on ISIS, as Fears Grow on the Ground [here we go...]

    09/24/2014 7:16:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Syria Deeply ^ | 9/24/2014 | Katarina Montgomery
    Activists and rebel groups have concerns about civilian casualties – particularly because ISIS has entrenched itself in residential areas. Yesterday's U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria, targeting an al-Qaida command center in Idlib, resulted in the death of at least 11 civilians, according to the Center for Documentation of Violation in Syria (VDC).On Monday the U.S., along with five Arab allies, began an airstrike campaign against ISIS and al-Nusra targets across northern and eastern Syria, including the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, and parts of Aleppo, Deir Ezzor and Hasakeh provinces.As U.S. officials released photographic evidence of "significant damage" to ISIS training camps...
  • Protest planned after LAPD shoots, kills man during struggle

    08/13/2014 4:12:11 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 34 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 13, 2014 | Veronica Rocha, Laura J. Nelson
    A protest is being planned for Sunday in front of Los Angeles police headquarters in downtown after a man was shot and killed by an officer this week in Florence. The shooting occurred about 8:20 p.m. Monday after an officer conducted "an investigative stop" in the 200 block of West 65th Street, according to an LAPD news release. During the stop, a "struggle ensued" and the officer shot the person, whom police did not identify. Family members identified the man as 24-year-old Ezell Ford, who they described as "mentally challenged." His mother, Tritobia Ford, told KTLA her son was complying...
  • Russian Media on Downed Airliner: The CIA Did It

    07/21/2014 1:16:53 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 79 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | July 21, 2014
    Just one day after the horrific tragedy that left 298 people dead, Russia's Channel One ran a package telling its audience that the entire incident was orchestrated by the United States, specifically by the CIA. A document was broadcast purportedly showing that the U.S. was planning to do the same thing during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Viewers learned that the "U.S. orchestrated this because Ukrainian government is not sophisticated enough to orchestrate this," according to the broadcast, which was translated from the original Russian by CNBC. According to Channel One, Russia's swift economic growth has inspired the United States...
  • Obama is in AFGHANISTAN

    05/25/2014 9:01:50 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 72 replies
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  • Obama Targets College Sexual Assault Epidemic

    01/22/2014 8:58:08 AM PST · by kristinn · 42 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama is launching an initiative to combat sexual assault, particularly on college campuses, turning the spotlight on a problem that has devastated millions of Americans yet rarely receives such White House attention. Obama planned to sign a presidential memorandum Wednesday creating a task force to protect students from sexual assault, with a new White House report declaring that no one in America is more at risk of being raped or assaulted than college women. The report, "Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action," says that 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted at college but...
  • Sign for Minimum Wage Diversion Mob

    12/05/2013 12:23:35 PM PST · by CovenBuster · 12 replies
    If you have Obama rent-a-mob demonstrators in your area today, here's your sign. Print it out. Show up. Spend money. Fight back.
  • Senate Democrats Pause From Obamacare to Push Labor Bills (And ENDA, minimum wage bills, etc.)

    11/05/2013 6:29:19 AM PST · by Qbert · 10 replies
    Bloomberg | 2013-11-05 | Kathleen Hunter
    Bloomberg, link only: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-05/senate-democrats-pause-from-obamacare-to-push-labor-bills.html
  • McCain wants to speak on the Senate floor for 15 minutes

    09/25/2013 8:44:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 93 replies
    Reid just asked Cruz if he would yield to Senator McCain for 15 minutes beteween 12 and 1. Cruz said his time expires at noon so there would be no need to yield. But to the point, why did Senator Reid make this request for Senator McCain, why did Senator McCain himeself not make the request, and what worthless, moderate drivel does McCain want to spout for 15 minutes??
  • Syria crisis: US 'to drop military threat'

    09/14/2013 2:18:41 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 Sep 13 | BBC
    The US will drop its insistence that a UN resolution on Syria must be backed by military force, officials say, after strong objections from Russia. US and Russian diplomats say the two sides are edging closer to a deal on Syria's chemical arsenal, as talks in Geneva enter a third day. They are thrashing out the technical details of the disarmament process.