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  • Report: Senate Democrats may try to add gun measure to Syrian refugee bill

    11/23/2015 12:25:59 PM PST · by Torcert · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 23, 2015 | Taylor Millard
    [..]This ignores the fact of how stupid terrorist watch lists are because they don't do the job the government claims they're supposed to. The Intercept (which isn't exactly a conservative or libertarian publication) got hold of the National Counterterrorism Center guidelines for putting people on watch lists last year. Some of these guidelines includes social media and what 'walk-ins' say, even if government employees are told not to use hunches.So, yes, you might be on a terrorist watch list if you tweet, Facebook, or use other social media sites to post an article someone doesn't like. The rules are so...
  • 50 US Spies: The Obama Admin Manipulates Our Reports, Threatens Us If We Speak Out

    11/21/2015 10:41:15 AM PST · by blueyon · 57 replies
    TruthandAction ^ | 11/21/15 | ???
    More than 50 spies working for the military have come out with shocking allegations: according to them, the Obama administration has taken their painfully honest assessments of the war against ISIS and effectively reinterpreted them to paint a rosy picture of things that reflects well on the president’s efforts against the terrorist group. The spies specifically went out of their way to clarify that it wasn’t just a matter of rogue agents telling falsehoods to advance their own careers. Rather, as one of the operatives involved said, “The cancer was within the senior level of command,” revealing how high this...
  • Record Crushing Fraud From NOAA And NASA Ahead Of Paris

    11/20/2015 4:48:08 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    Real Climate Science ^ | November 19, 2015 | Tony Heller
    Gavin and Tom delivered their fraud right on schedule ahead of Paris, just as I predicted they would. They claim that October had the highest temperature anomaly ever recorded for any month....Somehow, they managed to calculate Earth’s temperature within 0.01 degrees – even though they had no temperature data for about half of the land surface, including none in Greenland and very little in Africa or Antarctica.
  • Judge removes child from gay foster parents

    11/12/2015 11:14:27 AM PST · by redreno · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/12/2015 | unknown
    A Utah judge removed a foster child from a lesbian couple, saying the 1-year-old girl would be better off with a heterosexual couple.
  • Obama Leads But No One Follows In Climate Change Fight

    11/08/2015 6:20:09 AM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    Energy: The resident wants to decarbonize the planet by killing fossil-fuel production and its high-paying jobs. Almost no other nation is following his lead despite the promises that will be made at the Paris climate summit. Last week we learned in a Reuters report that Asia will build 500 coal-burning electric generation plants this year alone. An additional 1,000 are planned in China, India, Japan, Indonesia and other countries. The latest projections are that 40% of the added power generation in Southeast Asia by 2040 will be coal-fired. Does this sound like a continent that's taking the alarm bells of...
  • Two officers charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of his father.

    11/07/2015 6:49:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | Nov 7, 2015
    ABC NEWS Updated 15 mins ago Louisiana State Police charged two law enforcement officers in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of his father. Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, and Derrick Stafford, 32, were charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the shooting in the city of Marksville on Tuesday, Col. Mike Edmonson said during a news conference late Friday. Jeremy Mardis was killed and his father, Christopher Few, was left in critical condition. The shooting happened when the two city marshals allegedly opened fire on a vehicle following a pursuit, said Edmonson.
  • Taxpayers Paid for Intact Human Fetal Brains From StemExpress

    11/05/2015 3:15:04 PM PST · by blueyon · 6 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/05/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Documents shed light on tissue procurement process for medical research... Taxpayers have paid for intact human fetal brains intended for use in medical research, at a cost of as much as $1,080 per brain, according to documents obtained through a public records request. Researchers at the University of Connecticut studying brain development for the National Institutes of Health have used federal funding for over a decade to obtain up to two fetal brains per month.
  • Suspect in UC Merced stabbing ID'd as 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad of Santa Clara

    11/05/2015 7:04:50 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 38 replies
    NEWS Suspect in UC Merced stabbing ID'd as 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad of Santa Clara KGO Updated 4 mins ago Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke has confirmed the suspect in Wednesday's stabbing at UC Merced has been identified as Faisal Mohammad, an 18-year-old from Santa Clara. UC Merced is under a precautionary lockdown after a male student stabbed four people and the suspect was shot to death by police. Investigators say it started with a fight Wednesday morning inside a classroom. The suspect pulled a knife and then took his attack outside. Two of the stabbing victims were students, one was...
  • East Chicago, Indiana councilman in jail facing murder charge wins second term

    11/04/2015 1:56:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | 11-4-2015 | Elvia Malagon
    E.C. councilman in jail facing murder charge wins second term 18 hours ago • Elvia Malagon, (219) 662-5331 EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago 3rd District Councilman Robert "Coop" Battle spent Election Day in the Lake County Jail pending a murder charge. He's accused of shooting to death on Oct. 12 Reimundo Camarillo Jr., in the 4200 block of Euclid Avenue in East Chicago, according to court records. He also faces a federal drug charge stemming from a traffic stop in Porter County where police found 73.22 grams of marijuana and $100,700 in cash. Despite his pending legal battles that...
  • Extreme Much? Che Guevara Tribute Kicks Off National Environmental Summit

    11/03/2015 11:41:09 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Steamboat Institute ^ | November 2nd, 2015 | Simon Lomax
    It's no secret that many U.S. environmental groups have become more strident and ideological during the Obama residency. But you may be surprised just how extreme they have become. In early October, a national network of environmental groups - called Stop the Frack Attack (STFA) - held a summit in Colorado to discuss their campaign strategies. The STFA alliance is led by Earthworks and includes other well-known national activist groups, such as the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council and Food & Water Watch. Dozens of smaller groups, which routinely serve as the face of national groups in state- and...
  • Donald Trump vows to take on ‘corrupt’ Veterans Affairs

    10/31/2015 3:57:50 PM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 31, 2015 | Christopher Snyder
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a new pitch Saturday to veterans, promising them that he'll take on the "corrupt" and incompetent" Department of Veterans Affairs. Trump told a crowd of supporters in front of the U.S.S. Wisconsin in Norfolk, Va., that the department is mismanaged and "not efficient." "We're going to replace them with more effective ones to get our veterans working, which is what they want to do," Trump said. "We're going to transform the VA to meet the needs of the current veterans. Exposing and addressing the VA's inefficiencies and shortcomings will be rewarded, not punished. We're...
  • Coal mine expansion stalls in lawsuit citing climate change ( Montana: WildEarth Guardians )

    10/31/2015 9:53:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 26, 2015 | MATTHEW BROWN
    Judge stalls approved Montana coal mine expansion in 2nd successful suit citing climate change. The U.S. Interior Department should not have approved the expansion of a southeastern Montana coal mine without taking a closer look at its effect on the environment, a federal judge said about a lawsuit arguing the government ignored coal's contributions to climate change. Environmental groups sued the Interior Department after it approved an expansion of the Spring Creek Coal mine in 2012. The case marks the second time conservationists have used worries over climate change to successfully challenge approval of a coal mine after it had...
  • Koskinen Should Be Imprisoned, Not Just Impeached

    10/31/2015 7:47:54 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 31, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The introduction of a resolution to impeach IRS commissioner John Koskinen should comes as no surprise considering the lawlessness of the Obama administration and its use of the IRS to bludgeon its political opponents and the refusal by the DOJ to prosecute Lois Lerner for her political targeting of the Tea Party and other conservative political groups, as well as her destruction of evidence. The resolution, introduced by .House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Rep. James Jordan (R-OH) and 18 other committee members, accuses Koskinen of making false statements under oath, failing to comply with a subpoena, and failing to...
  • White House Seeks to Keep Some Clinton Emails Secret

    10/30/2015 3:26:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    WASHINGTON — The White House will try to block the release of a handful of emails between President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, citing longstanding precedent invoked by presidents of both parties to keep presidential communications confidential, officials said Friday. The State Department discovered the emails between Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton as part of its effort to release the former secretary’s emails, several thousand more of which were scheduled to be made public on Friday. Mr. Obama’s correspondence was forwarded for review to the White House, which has decided against release. That decision could intensify...
  • Energy Department smashes pumpkins for causing climate change

    10/29/2015 11:37:43 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2015 | Jennifer Pompi
    How scary are your jack-o’-lanterns? Scarier than you think, according to the Energy Department, which claims the holiday squash is responsible for unleashing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Most of the 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins produced in the U.S. end up in the trash, says the Energy Department’s website, becoming part of the “more than 254 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) produced in the United States every year.”
  • Obama to address International Chiefs of Police in Chicago on Oct. 27

    10/21/2015 3:28:43 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 10/20/2015 | Lynn Sweet
    Obama to address International Chiefs of Police in Chicago on Oct. 27 Written By Lynn Sweet Posted: 10/20/2015 WASHINGTON President Barack Obama, who is throwing a spotlight on his efforts to change the criminal justice system, will come home to Chicago on Oct. 27 to address the International Association of Chiefs of Police at their 122nd Annual IACP Conference and Exposition. His speech comes as Chicago, led by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, his former chief of staff, is grappling with its own crime problems. On the same day, Obama also will headline fundraisers to help Democrats and retire leftover debt...
  • Government takes family's land near Area 51 [ Nevada ]

    10/20/2015 7:12:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    KLAS-TV 8 News Now ^ | 10/19 2015 | Glen Meek
    LAS VEGAS - Private land overlooking the secret base at Area 51 has officially been taken from the owners and transferred to the United States Air Force. Last month, the U.S. Air Force condemned the Groom Mine property when the family who owns it rejected a government buyout they felt was unjust. The I-Team broke the story of the family's fight with the government. The Sheahan family, which until now owned the mine, knew they faced an uphill fight. They also expected the government would probably take the land through eminent domain even though the Sheahan's owned it since Abe...
  • Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally

    10/20/2015 5:56:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | October 19, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally Cliff Kincaid President Obama failed to take out Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but now hes going after Canadas Conservative Party Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a big supporter of Israel and opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Its a story the U.S. media wont cover. But Judi McLeod of the Canada Free Press has been documenting how Obama is planning the fundamental transformation of Canada by taking down Harpers government and bringing to power a progressive majority assembled from Canadas Liberal Party and New Democratic Party (NDP), an affiliate of the Socialist International....
  • Montana high school relinquishes $120,000 in federal funding drops Michelle Obama's lunch program

    10/17/2015 7:18:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 Oct 2015 | Evan Bleier
    Hundreds of students return to the cafeteria after Montana high school relinquishes $120,000 in federal funding and drops Michelle Obama's lunch program Bozeman High School officials dropped National School Lunch Program Program set limits on calories and fat and mandated more grains and fruit Students were leaving campus to get fast food instead of eating at cafeteria Since program was scrapped, traffic is up to about 1,000 customers a day By Evan Bleier For Published: 09:37 EST, 16 October 2015 | Updated: 21:55 EST, 16 October 2015 The decision by officials at a high school in Montana to give...
  • Abedin Testifies Before Benghazi Committee Behind Closed Doors Gowdy a No-Show

    10/16/2015 2:25:59 PM PDT · by blueyon · 104 replies ^ | 10/16/15 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    What the heck is going on? First of all, Huma Abedin was allowed to testify behind closed doors. That should not have been sanctioned. She should have had to testify in public. The FBI is stone walling the case and not aggressively going after Hillary Clinton and her lieutenants like Huma Abedin. Now, Trey Gowdy doesnt even show at her hearing and says there is no particular reason for it. This morning I heard that Clinton warned the GOP to lay off Abedin and now this. Abedin should have been raw meat for a prosecutor like Gowdy. This makes no...
  • New Obama czar will hunt 'right-wing' extremists

    10/15/2015 8:14:49 PM PDT · by amorphous · 93 replies
    WND ^ | 15 Oct 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Just two weeks after it announced a plan to globalize local police departments through the Strong Cities Network, the Obama administration has added a new tool in its fight against violent extremism. A new position within the Justice Department yet to be filled will focus on investigating lone-wolf domestic terrorists or extremists. The person who heads this new effort will target extremists who plan mass shootings, hold racist, bigoted or anti-government views or see themselves as sovereign citizens. The new position at the Justice Department, dubbed the domestic terrorism counsel, will serve as the main point of contact...
  • Americas Top Fears 2015 fear of Gun Control 36.5% tops fear of Mass Shooting 16.4%

    10/15/2015 11:59:48 AM PDT · by Torcert · 9 replies
    Chapman University Survey of American Fears ^ | October 13, 2015 | Sheri Ledbetter
    The Chapman University Survey of American Fears, Wave 2 (2015) provides an unprecedented look into the fears of average Americans. In April of 2015, a random sample of 1,541 adults from across the United States were asked their level of fear about eighty-eight different fears across a huge variety of topics ranging from crime, the government, disasters, personal anxieties, technology and many others. Top Fear Domains, 2015 Each fear question asks Americans to rate their level of fear on a scale ranging from 1 (not afraid) to 4 (very afraid). The average score for each domain of fear provides insight...
  • Obama's U.N. plan: Globalize cops against 'violent extremists'

    10/13/2015 8:13:37 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    WND ^ | 10-6-2015 | Leo Hohmann
    WND EXCLUSIVE Obama's U.N. plan: Globalize cops against 'violent extremists' Conservative Christians 'becoming the targets' Published: 7 days ago Leo Hohmann President Obamas new Strong Cities Network, announced with little fanfare last week at the United Nations, appears to be another effort to strip authority from local police departments and to demonize conservative Christians, say advocates of civil and religious liberties. The stated goal of the program is to connect local police departments with their peers around the world in an effort to combat violent extremism, according to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who announced the program to the U.N. on...
  • Deal approved to protect grizzly bear habitat in Montana ( Donald Molloy )

    10/10/2015 11:13:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-10-2015 | Laura Zuckerman
    A U.S. judge on Friday approved a deal between conservationists and Montana officials to restrict road-building and logging in roughly 22,000 acres of state forest lands that make up core habitat for federally protected grizzlies. The agreement resolves a lawsuit brought by conservationists after the state had sought to open 37,000 acres , mostly in the Stillwater State Forest, to timber harvesting despite what environmentalists said would be the destruction of prime grizzly bear territory. ... U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy in a decision last year found the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act by...
  • USFS Road Closures Balloon to 21,000 Miles in Montana Counting More Categories

    10/10/2015 12:08:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | September 17, 2015 | Ron Catlett
    accounting for roads that have been decommissioned along with roads considered unauthorized, the mileage of road closures on U.S. Forest Service (USFS) land in Montana balloons to 21,951 miles. On Monday, Media Trackers reported that a study commissioned by the state legislature earlier this year and reported to the EQC last week found that 9,784 or nearly 31 percent of the nearly 32,000 miles of roads in Montana managed by the USFS were level 1 roads, meaning they are closed to motorized traffic and only open for administrative use. However, the 32,000 total miles of roads does not...
  • Hammonds to serve 5 years in prison [ Oregon ranchers vs BLM ]

    10/09/2015 5:51:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    Oregon Farm Bureau ^ | October 7, 2015 | Barry Bushue
    Today two Oregon ranchers were sentenced to five years in federal prison under terrorism statutes for setting preventative fires on their own land. We are gravely disappointed at this outcome. Elderly Harney County rancher Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven, a former OFB Board member and Harney County Farm Bureau president, have already served time in federal prison for their mistakes and paid their debt to society for the less-than-140 acres of BLM land that was accidentally impacted by the fires. This is an example of gross government overreach, and the public should be outraged. Todays verdict is also hypocritical...
  • American prisons to free 6,000 drug traffickers in biggest-ever inmate release

    10/07/2015 6:49:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 07 Oct 2015 | Harriet Alexander
    American prisons to free 6,000 drug traffickers in biggest-ever inmate release October 30 will see 6,000 drug dealers freed from American jails as the country struggles to cope with the world's largest prison population By Harriet Alexander, New York 07 Oct 2015 Six thousand drug traffickers are to be freed from American prisons at the end of this month, in the country's largest-ever mass release of prisoners. The men and women will be freed as part of a plan to reduce overcrowding. America is the world's biggest jailer, and a quarter of the whole world's prison population is in the...
  • Drudge: I had a Supreme Court Justice say to me its over for me."

    10/06/2015 11:36:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 263 replies
    google search ^ | October 6, 2015
    Circulating on the web tonight: During an appearance on the Alex Jones Show, Drudge asserted that copyright laws which prevent websites from even linking to news stories were being advanced. I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me its over for me, said Drudge. Theyve got the votes now to enforce copyright law, youre out of there. Theyre going to make it so you cant even use headlines. To have a Supreme Court Justice say to me its over, theyve got the votes, which means time is limited, he added, noting that a day was coming when simply operating an...
  • Environmentalists stop grazing on monument ( Wild Earth Guardians - Colorado )

    10/05/2015 2:47:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | October 04, 2015 | Jim Mimiaga
    Two allotments delayed pending more studies. A coalition of environmental groups have forced public land managers to delay a grazing permit decision on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Grand Canyon Trust, Western Watershed Project, Wild Earth Guardians, National Resource Defense Council, Wildlands Defense, the Sierra Club and Durango-based Great Old Broads for Wilderness collectively filed a 27-page protest against the proposed Flodine and Yellow Jacket grazing allotments on the monument ... they want the two allotments permanently closed to grazing ... The groups challenged a recent decision plan by the BLM to issue 10-year terms for the allotments, located...
  • More layoffs hit Bowie coal mine ( Colorado, Utah, and )

    09/30/2015 7:43:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 29, 2015 | Dennis Webb
    Bowie Resource Partners plans to lay off nearly 100 people at its Bowie #2 Mine near Paonia in the latest setback to coal employment in the North Fork Valley. The company said Tuesday that it anticipates laying off 78 workers and 19 contractors from the mine, where 181 full-time employees and 19 contractors work now. ... it is continuing to evaluate the market for the mines coal after losing a contract to sell to the Tennessee Valley Authority a year ago. The loss of that contract caused Bowie to eliminate about 150 jobs at that time. Bowie operates three underground...
  • Bureau of Land Management set to close 600 miles of Colorado roads

    09/29/2015 9:46:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies
    Watchdog ^ | September 25, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Despite a long process involving collaboration between local officials the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Western Colorado, the federal land agency is proceeding with the closure of roads that have been traveled for 50 or more years. The road closures comprise a portion of the BLMs Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Mesa County, of which, 73 percent is controlled by the federal government . ... public roads, used by off-roaders, hunters, farmers, ranchers and, during wildfire season, firefighting crews. ... Jody Green, a member of Public Lands Access Association and long-time activist working to preserve access into federally-managed lands,...
  • Use of e-cigarettes now banned in all national parks

    09/24/2015 7:07:34 AM PDT · by redreno · 76 replies ^ | September 23, 2015 - 10:57amUpdated September 23, 2015 - 11:26pm | By Faith Heaton Jolley
    The National Park Service announced Monday that the use of electronic cigarettes is now banned anywhere tobacco smoking is prohibited in the national parks. Existing National Park Service policies regarding tobacco smoking were originally issued in 2003 and later revised in 2009, according to a National Park Service internal memo. The new policy was issued in an effort to "protect employees and park visitors from the health hazards and annoyances associated with exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, commonly known as secondhand smoke, which is a known human carcinogen," the memo stated. The use of e-cigarettes will not be allowed in...
  • EDITORIAL: McDonald's state juice job jabs taxpayers

    09/21/2015 1:26:28 PM PDT · by redreno · 5 replies ^ | September 19, 2015 - 3:36pm | Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • U.S. Military Trained Top ISIS Commander

    09/19/2015 9:33:40 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 September 2015 | Alex Newman
    One of the Islamic State's top military commanders was actually trained by U.S. Special Forces in the nation of Georgia before taking up arms for ISIS in Syria, according to a variety of sources quoted in an explosive new report by the McClatchy news agency. Another member of the Obama administrations supposed anti-ISIS coalition, the Wahhabi-Islamic dictatorship in Saudi Arabia, played a key role radicalizing the jihadist leader through a hard-core Islamist mosque it funded near his village. In other words, without the direct assistance of key anti-ISIS governments including Washington, D.C. the man said to be...
  • B.L.M Rejects All Protests to Keep Public Trails Open ( Colorado )

    09/16/2015 5:32:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    KREX - Nexstar Broadcasting ^ | 09/15 2015 | Travis Khachatoorain
    Despite protests from Mesa County leaders, the Bureau of Land Management is rejecting calls to keep hundreds of trails on public lands from being closed off to use. BLM officials in Washington D.C. rejected all protests against the Grand Junction area Resource Management Plan in early August, but Mesa County commissioners said they didnt receive a notice of refusal from the federal agency until last week. In the rejection letter, federal officials said the county's complaints were without merit, and the B.L.M workers tasked with researching and writing the updated rule book for the public lands usage have done their...
  • 10th Video Catches Planned Parenthood: We Sell Fresh Aborted Baby Eyes, Hearts and Gonads

    09/15/2015 7:53:23 AM PDT · by blueyon · 76 replies ^ | 9/15/15 | Steven Ertelt
    323 The organization that has released nine videos exposing the scandal of Planned Parenthood selling aborted babies and their body parts has released a new undercover video today with another shocking discovery. This latest video catches the nations biggest abortion business selling specific body parts including the heart, eyes and gonads of unborn babies.The video also shows the shocking ways in which Planned Parenthood officials admit that they are breaking federal law by selling aborted baby body parts for profit. The 10th video by The Center for Medical Progress features several top-level Planned Parenthood executives discussing the organizations secretive...
  • Government workers outnumber manufacturing workers in Illinois

    09/14/2015 8:06:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | September 14, 2015 | Michael Lucci
    Monday, September 14, 2015 Government workers outnumber manufacturing workers in Illinois By Michael Lucci / Illinois Policy Institute - The top-producing states of the Midwests manufacturing powerhouse are Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. But Illinois is the only one of the Great Lakes states where government workers dramatically outnumber manufacturing workers, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As of June 2015, Illinois had only 574,000 factory workers, compared with nearly 750,000 state and local government workers. That means Illinois had only 3 manufacturing workers for every 4 state and local government workers.
  • Another Colorado coal mine to undergo federal environmental review

    09/12/2015 7:46:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Sep 11, 2015 | Cathy Proctor
    A second northwestern Colorado coal mine will undergo a review of the mine's environmental impact following an agreement reached by the federal government, the mine's owners and WildEarth Guardians.. The agreement between the U.S. Department of Interiors Office of Surface Mining (OSM), Trapper Mining Inc. and WildEarth Guardians was filed Thursday with the U.S. District Court in Denver. The agreement gives the federal government until the end of April to complete a new review of the mines operations. ... Our miners must be allowed to keep working to supply Craig Station with the coal thats needed to supply the grid...
  • Colorado coal mine avoids closure over environmental group's green gambit

    09/08/2015 4:15:11 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept 8 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A Colorado coal mine slated for closure due to a technicality has gotten a reprieve from the federal government in a move that could save hundreds of jobs. The Colowyo coal mine, which has provided hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to the economy of the city of Craig and the northwestern region of the state since 1977 was in danger of being closed because a renewal permit drafted eight years ago did not take into account the mine's impact on climate change. An environmental group sued in a bid to invalidate the permit. A court-ordered review by the...
  • Its not too late for the Senate to stop the Presidents dangerous Iran deal from becoming...

    09/07/2015 7:38:55 AM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    Joel C Rosenberg blog ^ | 9/06/15 | Joel C Rosenberg
    "Its not too late for the Senate to stop the Presidents dangerous Iran deal from becoming U.S. law. Heres how to follow the Constitution." ConstitutionUPDATED: Its late, but not too late, for the Senate to stop President Obamas dangerous Iran deal from becoming U.S. law and putting the American people and our Arab and Israeli allies in grave danger jeopardy from an Iranian nuclear weapons program. We need to urge the Senate leadership immediately to: Declare that the President has not fulfilled the terms of Corker-Cardin. Declare the Presidents Iran deal a foreign treaty, as per the Constitution. Hold a...
  • Obamas Iran Deal Is Still Far from Settled

    09/05/2015 7:55:36 AM PDT · by blueyon · 28 replies ^ | 9/05/15 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The review process under the Corker law never began by the laws own terms. To undermine President Obamas atrocious Iran deal despite the Republican-controlled Congresss irresponsible Corker legislation, it will be necessary to follow, of all things, the Corker legislation. On Wednesday, Barbara Mikulski became the 34th Senate Democrat to announce support for the deal, which lends aid and comfort to a regime that continues to call for Death to America. Under the Corker Roadmap to Catastrophe, Mikulskis assent ostensibly puts President Obama over the top. After all, the legislation sponsored by Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker...
  • In Trashing Land, The EPA Has Nothing On The Forest Service

    09/03/2015 1:14:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/02/2015 | William Perry Pendley
    Americans now comprehend fully the disdain the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has for truth-telling, the rights of others, and the environment. Forget the last six spiteful years; the Colorado mine disaster suffices. The EPAs wanton malfeasance experts warned of a catastrophic blowout unleashed three million gallons of orange arsenic-, cadmium-, and lead-laden wastewater into an Animas River tributary trashing public, private, and tribal lands and waters in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and the Navajo Nation. Even so, the EPA has nothing on the U.S. Forest Service. In documents filed days ago in a federal district court in Arkansas,...
  • DNC Passes Resolution to Support #BlackLivesMatter Protesters and Bash Police

    08/31/2015 7:43:45 AM PDT · by blueyon · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/31/15 | Jim Hoft
    ** 23 police officers have been gunned down this year, so far, in the line of duty. The panderers at the Democratic National Committee passed a resolution on Friday supporting the Black Lives Matter mob movement. The resolution also condemns police in America for shooting unarmed black men. MSNBC reported:The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution Friday afternoon supporting the Black Lives Matter movement at the partys summer meeting. The national party also affirmed a resolution supporting same-sex marriage in every state and another honoring the son of Vice President Joe Biden, Beau Biden, who passed away in May. Activists...
  • Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops

    08/29/2015 6:08:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    Aug 28, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops Lana Shadwick 28 Aug 2015 Members of the #FYF911 or #FukYoFlag and #BlackLivesMatter movements called for the lynching and hanging of white people and cops. They encouraged others on a radio show Tuesday night to turn the tide and kill white people and cops to send a message about the killing of black people in America. One of the F***YoFlag organizers is called Sunshine. She has a radio blog show hosted from Texas called, Sunshines F***ing Opinion Radio Show. A snapshot of her #FYF911 @LOLatWhiteFear Twitter page at...
  • Virginia Shooting Victims Husband: I Blame the Guy Holding the Gun, Not the Gun

    08/28/2015 10:51:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Virginia Shooting Victims Husband: I Blame the Guy Holding the Gun, Not the Gun On August 28, Tim Gardner, husband of Virginia shooting victim Vicki Gardner, said he does not blame the gun for his wifes shooting. Rather, he blames the man who was holding the gun and pulled the trigger. Vicki is the woman Alison Parker was interviewing when Vester Lee Flanagan opened fire. According to Fox News, Tim Gardner said one of Flanagans bullets grazed [Vickis] spine without doing the damage a direct hit would have done. Tim expressed gratitude that it was not a direct hit and...
  • Man who poisoned youth football team oversees North Las Vegas water

    08/19/2015 7:24:51 AM PDT · by redreno · 12 replies ^ | 18 August 2015 | By Bethany Barnes
    State officials are investigating a complaint that raises this question: Should a man who was convicted of poisoning children on his son's football team in 2000 be in charge of an entire city's water? Jerome M. Breland is interim utilities operations manager for North Las Vegas, meaning he's head of the city's water and sewer system, though he's been safeguarding the water for the city of 230,000 for several years as a water systems supervisor. State law says a water operator's certificate, issued by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, can be revoked if the operator "has demonstrated disregard for...
  • Illinois corruption: The states 20 most politically corrupt women of the 21st century

    08/18/2015 8:32:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    Reboot Illinois ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | Caitlin Wilson
    Illinois corruption: The states 20 most politically corrupt women of the 21st century Caitlin Wilson REBOOT STAFF Jul 31, 2015 We use the term old boys network as shorthand for the culture that breeds political corruption. A new study from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute contends the term is gender-inaccurate. Unsupervised, Ensnared, Relational, and Private: A Typology of Illinois Corrupt Women takes a look at the women of Illinois who have been convicted for abusing their official powers. It challenges the notion that female public officials have a deterrent effect on corruption and examines the methods and motivations most...
  • Feds refuse to reveal cellular kill-switch plan

    08/15/2015 4:52:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 81 replies
    Wolrd Net Daily ^ | 08/15/2015 | Bob Unruh
    The federal government has a plan to kill all cell-phone service in certain areas when officials decide its necessary. But you arent allowed to see the plan. And the fact that you cannot learn what might justify its use or who has the authority to push the kill button is the focus of a new case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Pulling the plug on local cellular service already has been done. In 2011, officials with the Bay Area Rapid Transit system in San Francisco cut off service inside four transit stations for three hours after a BART security officer...
  • Lincoln-Way choice to build two schools was questioned at the time (Illinois)

    08/13/2015 8:11:37 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 13, 2015 | Gregory Pratt
    Lincoln-Way choice to build two schools was questioned at the time Gregory Pratt Lincoln-Way 210 officials had big plans for the school district's future in 2005 booming population growth would fuel new success. Ten years and a $225 million referendum to build two schools later, District 210 is on the state's financial watch list and needs to close one of its four schools to try and make ends meet. District officials defend the decision to forge ahead with the construction of two schools in the late 2000s, saying they trusted enrollment figures that showed the district would have thousands...
  • Hillary Clinton to give her private email server to Justice

    08/11/2015 4:41:35 PM PDT · by blueyon · 134 replies ^ | 8/11/15 | Elise Labott,
    Hillary Clinton has instructed her attorney to hand over her private email server and a thumb drive of all her work-related emails to the Justice Department in an effort to blunt an expanding probe into the use of a private email account. Clinton, now the Democratic presidential front-runner, "directed her team to give her email server that was used during her tenure as (Secretary of State) to the Department of Justice, as well as a thumb drive containing copies of her emails already provided to the State Department," her spokesman, Nick Merrill, told CNN early Tuesday evening....