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  • San Quentin Death Row Inmate Found Dead In Cell

    04/22/2019 9:02:20 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 44 replies
    SFgate ^ | April 22, 2019 | Bay City News Service
    Miguel Angel Magallon, who was convicted of killing Los Angeles County Office of Public Safety Capt. Michael Sparkes in 2004, was found unresponsive in his cell at 6:17 a.m. Saturday and was pronounced dead at 6:49 a.m., Lt. Sam Robinson said. Magallon, 35, was sentenced to death on Oct. 15, 2009, and had been on death row since Oct. 26, 2009. An autopsy will be conducted to determine his cause of death. Since 1978, 79 condemned inmates have died from natural causes, 26 have committed suicide, 13 were executed in California and 11 have died of other causes. *** Last...
  • Is Gavin Newsom campaigning in El Salvador? Trip prompts praise, speculation

    GAVIN NEWSOM VISITS TOMB OF ST. OSCAR ROMERO IN EL SALVADOR Newsom visited the tomb Sunday on his first international trip to El Salvador, accompanied by his wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo, the only Salvadoran immigrant in the California Legislature. Newsom said he chose El Salvador for his first international trip because the state’s relationship with Central America is key to California’s future. Nearly 680,000 Salvadoran immigrants live in California, he notes.
  • As Trump vows to shut the border to illegals, Gavin Newsom makes a suspicious trip to El Salvador

    03/30/2019 12:04:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/30/2019 | Monica Showalter
    With 1.5 million illegal aliens from Central America rolling into the U.S., President Trump has declared an emergency in order to construct a badly needed wall at the border, and now he has threatened to shut the gates of the border down, too, unless Mexico's government quits enabling the problem. It's a major issue, and a recent poll shows that many Americans want it dealt with as a top priority. Who should show up to throw a stick into these turning wheels but California's Gov. Gavin Newsom, who's announced his first gubernatorial trip abroad to El Salvador for the purpose...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/22-Saturday 3/23/2019 Newsdump Edition

    03/23/2019 2:48:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/22/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning. The developments regarding Robert Mueller's investigation will be noted later in this Newsdump summary. But first, the shakeup at a group hostile to supporters of President Trump and a broad range of conservative, religious and libertarian people and organizations continued Friday. The President of the Montgomery, Alabama based Southern Poverty Law Center, Richard Cohen, announced in an email that he's leaving taking responsibility for unspecified "problems"...... The French government's crackdown policies in force this Saturday for Week 19 of the Yellow Vests protests.... British Prime Minister Theresa May releasing a letter to MP's Friday evening specifying her plans...
  • Trump blasts California governor for halting executions

    03/13/2019 6:55:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/13/2018
    Trump blasts California governor for halting executions “Defying voters, the Governor of California will halt all death penalty executions of 737 stone cold killers. Friends and families of the always forgotten VICTIMS are not thrilled, and neither am I!” Trump tweeted early Wednesday. CALIFORNIA GOV. NEWSOM TO SIGN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO HALT DEATH PENALTY EXECUTIONS The tweet comes hours before Newsom, a Democrat, is expected to sign an executive order that would halt all executions at San Quentin State Prison, closing a new execution chamber. The order would also withdraw lethal injection regulations. The order, though, would leave all convictions...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday-Wednesday 3/12-3/13/2019

    03/13/2019 5:12:50 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/12/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The House of Commons rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan 391-242 Tuesday night.... A "free vote" set for Wednesday on exiting the EU with 'no deal'..... There was concern for the fate of Venezuelan journalist Luis Carlos Diaz, who disappeared after leaving leaving his offices Monday afternoon.... US National Security Adviser again warning the Maduro government and the security forces that any harm to President Guaido and the National Assembly will be met with a: "significant response"..... Iran will respond firmly to any Israeli naval action against its oil shipments.... Israel releasing a story about Hezbollah operating in southern...
  • Divided We Stand The country is hopelessly split. So why not make it official and break up?

    11/14/2018 4:00:34 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 84 replies
    NYMAG ^ | 11/14/2018
    Let’s just admit that this arranged marriage isn’t really working anymore, is it? The partisan dynamic in Washington may have changed, but our dysfunctional, codependent relationship is still the same. The midterm results have shown that Democrats have become even more a party of cities and upscale suburbs whose votes are inefficiently packed into dense geographies, Republicans one of exurbs and rural areas overrepresented in the Senate. The new Congress will be more ideologically divided than any before it, according to a scoring system developed by Stanford political scientist Adam Bonica: the Republicans more conservative, the Democrats more liberal The...
  • California’s Narco-Socialists Pulled National Guard from Border - Greenfield

    03/04/2019 11:48:11 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 4, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    California’s Narco-Socialists Pulled National Guard from Border to Protect Drug Profits Why President Trump should federalize California’s National Guard. March 4, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 37 FrontPage comments Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. In California, history, like everything else, repeats itself as farce. Governor Gavin Newsom came into office announcing that he was cancelling high-speed rail to nowhere, doubling down on high-speed rail to nowhere, and pulling the National Guard from, what he called, Trump's "manufactured crisis" at the border to deal...
  • UC Davis professor reportedly said cops ‘need to be killed.’ Officials condemn his comments

    02/27/2019 8:54:37 AM PST · by Mariner · 27 replies
    the Sacramento Bee ^ | February 27th, 2019 | By Sawsan Morrar
    Comments by a UC Davis English professor several years ago reportedly saying he believes police officers “need to be killed” have gained attention since the shooting death of Davis police Officer Natalie Corona. Joshua Clover, a professor of English and Comparative Literature, tweeted in 2014, “I am thankful that every living cop will one day be dead, some by their own hand, some by others, too many of old age #letsnotmakemore,” according to UC Davis’ college newspaper The California Aggie. On his now-private Twitter account, he also reportedly tweeted, “I mean, it’s easier to shoot cops when their backs are...
  • Gavin Newsom: ‘I Want to Continue to Have a Relationship’ with Trump

    02/26/2019 10:23:37 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    brietbart ^ | 02/26/2019 | Joel B Pollak
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom is frequently at odds with President Donald Trump, but told reporters Monday during a visit to Washington, DC, that he wanted to maintain a connection with the president in spite of it all. We’ve had multiple conversations over the last few months,” both by phone and in person, Newsom said. “I want to continue to have a relationship with the president on things that matter, and what matters is emergency preparedness, mitigation and suppression,” the governor said. “And that’s an area that should be above politics, apolitical, and I just think that’s critical and I want...
  • Trump Takes Back $1 Billion from California; Gavin Newsom Complains: ‘Political Retribution’

    02/19/2019 9:16:29 PM PST · by bitt · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/19/2019 | joel pollak
    The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it was canceling a federal grant to California worth nearly $1 billion after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the cancelation of the state’s high-speed rail project last week. Newsom used his “State of the State” address Feb. 12 to cancel the San Francisco-to-Los Angeles project, saying it “would cost too much and, respectfully, would take too long” to complete. However, he told legislators he wanted to complete the portion of the bullet train under construction in the rural Central Valley, lest the state lose federal dollars granted to California by President Barack Obama as part...
  • Robbery in Broad Daylight: California kills 73% of bullet train, keeps 100% of taxes

    02/13/2019 7:06:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2019 | Chriss Street
    Gov. Gavin Newsom told the California Legislature the bullet train was so over budget that he would kill 73 percent of the track and still spend 100 percent of the taxes.  Facing another cost spike, Gov. Gavin Newsom stunned a joint session of the Democrat-controlled Legislature by proposing to slash the 520-mile voter-approved and taxpayer-funded system that would have stretched from Anaheim through the Central Valley to San Francisco, while keeping the 119-mile stretch from Bakersfield to Merced. In his formal appearance as governor in front of lawmakers, Newsom claimed that his priorities are combating the state's homelessness crisis...
  • A Democratic governor just quashed Democrats’ dreams of high-speed rail in America

    02/13/2019 7:16:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 13, 2019 | by Colby Itkowitz
    President Barack Obama secured $8 billion in his 2009 economic stimulus package to start building toward the dream of true high-speed trains whisking passengers between major American cities. It was a paltry amount compared to the hundreds of billions it would actually take to fulfill that dream, but it was considered a serious down payment. At the time, Obama’s transportation secretary, Ray LaHood, said, “I’m not a historian, but I know this: One of the legacies for this administration, for the president and the vice president, will be high-speed rail. That will be their transportation legacy.” A decade later, little...
  • California Governor Gavin Newsom Cancels High-speed Rail: ‘Would Cost Too Much and Take Too Long’

    02/12/2019 7:55:28 PM PST · by hapnHal · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Feb 19 | hapnHal
    <p>California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday in his “State of the State” address at the California State Capitol in Sacramento that he would abandon the state’s high-speed rail system because it was too expensive.</p> <p>The plan to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles by high-speed rail “would cost too much and, respectfully, would take too long,” he told legislators. He said the state would still build a portion of the system under construction in the rural Central Valley, denying that it would be a “train to nowhere.” He said the state would not send $3.5 billion back to the federal government to be spent by President Donald Trump.</p>
  • Interesting...California wildfires map lines up with proposed high speed rail for California

    11/15/2018 1:01:49 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 23 replies
    puppetstringnews.com ^ | 11/14/2018 | US NAVY vet
    This looks like an interesting piece of evidence when discussing the wildfires...Or so called wild fires all over the State of California. Basically all you have to do is search a California wildfires map in the last year or so and put the map of the proposed California high speed rail system continually being pushed by the far left government of California. What do you get when placing these images next to each other...Well it just so happens that the California wildfires happen to be all located along the proposed lines of the California high speed rail project.
  • More Green New Deal Proposals: Let’s Replace Air Travel With High-Speed Rail

    02/07/2019 12:21:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2019 | John Sexton
    The Green New Deal (GND) outline released today by Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey calls for a total overhaul of the U.S. transportation system. Specifically, the GND states that over the next decade America must “build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary.”The GND proposal released today came in a couple of different packages. There is an actual resolution which proposes a transportation overhaul “as much as is technologically feasible.” overhauling transportation systems in the United States to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector as much as is technologically...
  • What the high-speed rail audit really means ( California )

    12/17/2018 11:33:35 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | December 16, 2018 | Jon Coupal
    a report from the Auditor of the State of California on the High Speed Rail Project ... To understand just how damning the HSR audit was, just consider the subtitle: “Flawed Decision Making and Poor Contract Management Have Contributed to Billions in Cost Overruns and Delays in the System’s Construction.” But like many government documents, the audit is couched in bureaucratic language that ordinary citizens may not understand. For that reason, below are the summary points as provided by the state auditor with accompanying translations. Auditor: “Although the Authority has secured and identified funding of over $28 billion that it...
  • Time to hit the pause button on high-speed rail, some California leaders say

    10/15/2018 5:08:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    fresnobee.com ^ | Oct 15, 2018 | BY DAN SCHNUR
    Jerry Brown did not invent the idea of a high-speed rail system to connect Northern and Southern California. It was voted on by the state Legislature and ratified by voters years before he returned to the governor’s office in 2011. But for the last eight years, as cost estimates have skyrocketed and federal and private sector funding for the project has evaporated, Brown has become high-speed rail’s most persistent defender. Only weeks away from the election to replace him, neither candidate for governor appears to share the depth of Brown’s commitment to a statewide rail system. Fellow Democrat Gavin Newsom...
  • Californians To Try To Kill High-Speed Rail Project By Referendum

    09/26/2018 12:09:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Remember that high-speed rail project that was going to bring California’s infrastructure into the 21st century? The last we really heard about it was back in April when an audit was scheduled to take stock of just how far in the hole they were and if it could ever be finished. Of course, that’s been the story of this project from the beginning. One delay after another compounded by flawed budget estimates and construction schedules. Mix in a bit of political incompetence and malfeasance and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.This running boondoggle has been dragging on for ages,...
  • Brightline Goes West, Plans LA-Las Vegas High Speed Rail

    09/22/2018 11:52:38 AM PDT · by Publius · 37 replies
    Railway Age ^ | 18 September 2018 | Stuart Chirls
    With its funding plans clearer, South Florida passenger start-up Brightline is looking west for its next venture into private high speed rail.Brightline on Tuesday said it had acquired XpressWest, a high-speed passenger rail project with rights to develop a federally approved corridor connecting Southern California and Las Vegas. he project would be only the second privately funded intercity passenger rail in the United States after Brightline. No terms were disclosed. “Brightline is changing transportation in our country by connecting heavily trafficked corridors that are too long to drive and too short to fly,” said Wes Edens, co-founder and co-chief executive...