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  • EPA ban puts Minnesota's ice rinks in tough position

    04/15/2014 6:23:23 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 53 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-13-14 | Nick Ferraro
    The clock is ticking for Minnesota's indoor ice rinks. By 2020, the refrigerant chemical now used at half the state's 240 arenas to make ice no longer will be manufactured or imported into the U.S. as part of a global effort aimed at ridding the world of greenhouse gases linked to depletion of the ozone layer. The phaseout of the odorless gas R-22 is expected to be costly for arenas -- most of which are publicly owned -- because of an anticipated rise in its cost. After the deadline, arenas still will be able to use the refrigerant gas for...
  • ISTOOK: Obama’s deportation rate hits record low, not record high

    04/01/2014 11:56:08 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 2 replies
    washington times ^ | april 1, 2014 | ernest istook
    Although the Obama administration claims deportations have hit an all-time high, they’ve actually hit record lows, covered-up by a shell game of phony numbers, said Jessica Vaughan, the Center for Immigration Studies’ director of Policy Studies. Ms. Vaughan’s report went viral Monday morning about how 68,000 convicted criminals were released by immigration officials last year rather than deported. She revealed the bigger bombshell about phony deportation numbers during her interview on my talk radio show Monday afternoon on The Washington Times Radio Network. The true number of deportations in 2013 was 135,000, the lowest since 1973, she told me —...
  • Obama Administration Releases 68,000 Criminal Illegal Aliens

    03/31/2014 10:14:17 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 1 replies ^ | March 31, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    I have to admit a grudging respect for the stamina of progressive liberals. They continue to spout the Great Lie no matter how many facts are brought up to show that they're lying or any attempt to use reason or logic to argue with them. If it is in their political interest to say that the sky is green with yellow polka dots, they'll stick to that story and probably bring along a few climate change scientists to back up their story. This brings us to the illegal immigration chaos that has engulfed our country for years. We know that...
  • ICE released 68,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records last year

    03/31/2014 9:15:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/31/2014 | AllahPundit
    This isn’t exclusively an “Obama problem” — the boss emeritus has been scorching ICE for its catch-and-release policies for ages, starting long before O took office — but it’s important counterprogramming to the left’s narrative that Obama is some sort of fanatic about deporting illegals. Jeff Sessions put one hole in that balloon last week when his office ran the numbers and found that that if you’re here illegally and don’t have a criminal record, you’re already basically exempt from deportation. ICE won’t touch you, whether because you qualify for some sort of statutory exclusion or because Obama’s definition of...
  • DHS document: 68,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions released in 2013

    03/31/2014 8:10:00 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/31/14 | Alexander Bolton
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials last year released 68,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions, undercutting Democratic claims that President Obama has strictly enforced immigration laws. An internal Department of Homeland Security document compiling statistics on arrests and deportations in 2013 showed that ICE agents encountered 193,357 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions but issued charging documents for only 125,478. More than 67,800 were released. The data came from an end-of-year “Weekly Departures and Detention Report.” The Center for Immigration Studies, a research group that favors stricter enforcement of immigration laws, estimates ICE agents released more than a third of illegal...
  • Report: Obama Admin Released Tens of Thousands of Illegal Immigrant Criminals

    03/31/2014 2:49:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Big Government ^ | 3/30/2014 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security caught then released 68,000 aliens who had previously been convicted of a crime, a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies shows.The report, provided to Breitbart News ahead of its late Sunday evening release, reviews internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) metrics to conclude that the Obama administration released 35 percent—or 68,000—convicted criminal aliens back into the U.S. general population when they could have been deported. “The criminal alien releases typically occur without formal notice to local law enforcement agencies and victims,” CIS’s Jessica Vaughan, the report’s author, added.By “criminal,” ICE means people...
  • Ice on Lake Michigan proving fatal to waterfowl

    03/16/2014 12:05:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/12/14 | Meredith Rodriguez
    **SNIP** Tens of thousands of diving ducks and other waterfowl spend their winters in the southwest part of Lake Michigan each year, said Douglas Stotz, conservation ecologist and ornithologist at the Field Museum. Most years, they fly from places like Canada and Alaska and spend their time here diving for mollusks and fish without major problems. But then came Chicago’s frigid winter, which as recently as last weekend had blanketed about 93 percent of Lake Michigan in ice. Hundreds of waterfowl likely have died as a result, experts say, many more are near starvation and a winter storm — the...
  • Competitive ice fishing catching on

    02/23/2014 2:17:03 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-22-14 | Dave Orrick
    Competitive high school ice fishing. Who woulda thought? In Wisconsin, it's a growing sport, complete with rankings, trophies, a state tournament, cheers and, yep, team uniforms. Not officially sanctioned as a varsity sport, the activity is growing in popularity in western Wisconsin four years after starting up as a way for teams to square off against schools in eastern Wisconsin during the statewide championship planned for Saturday on Lake Winnebago. The championship will be the eighth and final event of the season for the state circuit, which remains loosely affiliated under the unofficial direction of activities directors and coaches, some...
  • Acting ICE Director Sandweg resigns after five months on the job

    02/16/2014 4:11:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2014 | Jana Winter
    The acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, whose appointment to the post raised eyebrows because of his scant law enforcement experience, told agency employees he will resign Friday, has learned. John Sandweg, a former defense attorney who knew former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano from their days as political allies in Arizona and came to Washington with her, gave his notice just six months after taking the reins in August. In a letter Friday to coworkers, Sandweg said he will return to work in the private sector but gave no explanation for his departure. “Over...
  • Canceled! Airlines scrap record number of flights

    02/14/2014 6:46:10 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 14, 2014
    The relentless snow and ice storms this winter have led to the highest number of flight cancellations in more than 25 years... U.S. airlines have canceled more than 75,000 domestic flights since Dec. 1, including more than 14,000 this week. That's 5.5 percent of the 1.37 million flights scheduled during that period.
  • DHS Obeys ACLU’s Order to Stop Arresting Illegal Aliens

    02/14/2014 1:13:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 14, 2014
    Caving into the demands of a leftist civil rights group, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has terminated an enforcement program that apprehends illegal immigrants in California’s central valley. The unbelievable story comes out of Kern County in Bakersfield, which is considered the heart of the nation’s most populous state. The increasingly powerful American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) didn’t like that the DHS agency responsible for deporting illegal aliens, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), was doing its job. So the ACLU, which has repeatedly shown to wield tremendous power in the Obama administration, fired off a letter demanding that the...

    02/14/2014 10:49:17 AM PST · by thackney · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | JOHN FLESHER
    From the bridge of the Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw, northern Lake Huron looks like a vast, snow-covered field dotted with ice slabs as big as boulders - a battleground for the icebreaker's 58-member crew during one of the roughest winters in memory... As of Thursday, ice cover extended across 88 percent,... At Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin, the rock-solid cover has allowed around 35,000 visitors to trudge miles over Lake Superior to explore caves featuring dazzling ice formations. It's the first time in five years the lake surface has been firm enough to allow passage.... Coast Guard icebreaker teams,...
  • Sniper Ammunition: Homeland Security Revives The Purchases

    02/11/2014 7:02:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Prepper Podcast Radio Network ^ | February 11, 2014 | James Smith
    "My first shot at a hog with an AMAX out of the 300 SAUM was spectacular. Hit in the neck at 258 yards and there was only a little piece of fur holding the body together at that point. Good terminal performance.” - Mark Swab’s appraisal of the Hornady .308 AMAX sniper ammunition round Despite rising unemployment, record number of people on public assistance, the US Government via the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed a solicitation for more sniper ammo, in this order – they are requesting 141,160 rounds of ammunition (7,058 boxes) of...
  • Winter Storm Pax: Raleigh-Durham Drivers Deal with Atlanta-like Gridlock Wednesday

    02/12/2014 7:11:00 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 21 replies ^ | Feb 12, 2014, 7:43 PM EST | Jess Baker
    Interstates remained gridlocked around the Raleigh-Durham area Wednesday night, creating eerily similarities to the traffic nightmare in Atlanta just two weeks ago. The trouble started around lunch as businesses and schools released early, just as the heaviest snow started falling. NCDOT online maps showed no one was moving on I-40, I-85 and other major roads. According to ABC 11 in Raleigh, police weren't even responding to minor accidents, instead telling drivers to exchange license and insurance information. Officers want to clear the roads as quickly as possible. One driver in Durham told The Weather Channel he'd only gone one mile...
  • Border Patrol Busts More Than a Dozen Previously Deported Violent Felons

    02/11/2014 8:12:37 PM PST · by montag813 · 21 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-12-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right NewsIt was a remarkable -- and disturbing -- catch. Not fruit-pickers. Not landscapers. Not roofers or housekeepers. Not "hard-working immigrants" performing "an entrepreneurial act" by crossing the border, as elitist tool George Will described illegal aliens to Laura Ingraham this past Sunday. Not quite. In just three days last month, Border Patrol agents in the Tucson sector recently re-arrested more than a dozen convicted felons, including two MS-13 gang members, most of whom were not supposed to be in the United States, officials said. A majority of the felons were sex offenders convicted of...
  • Ice continues to fall from World Trade Center as pedestrians run for cover

    02/09/2014 3:15:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/09/14 | Sophia Rosenbaum, Barry Paddock
    For the second day in a row, chunks of ice fell from the Freedom Tower — but this time streets remained open and Port Authority officials didn’t close the nearby PATH station. Instead, pedestrians had to fend for themselves, scurrying for cover about 11 a.m. Saturday in the shadow of the nation’s tallest building. “We just saw ice falling down the building,” said startled Austrian tourist Katharina Amann, 24, who is visiting the city with her family. “It was scary. Then I heard it shatter.” Ice also fell from 7 World Trade Center, which is 52 stories tall, some chunks...
  • Olympic Team Ice Skating standings

    02/09/2014 7:41:07 AM PST · by staytrue · 38 replies
    self | 2-9-2014 | self
    The Olympic Team Ice Skating event features 8 skating performances by each team and a totally messed up scoring system. It started with 4 short program skates with 10 teams and you scored 1 point for showing up and 1 extra point for every competitor your were better than. After the 4 short programs (mens', ladies', pairs', heterosexual dancing') came the 4 long programs with only the top 5 teams advancing. Now here is where the stupid part comes. The 4 long program skates with 5 teams and you scored 6 points for showing up and 1 extra point for...
  • Lake Superior nearing rare ice-over

    02/07/2014 5:01:55 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 44 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-7-14 | John Myers
    DULUTH, Minn. -- A frigid winter is pushing Lake Superior toward a complete ice-over for the first time since 1996, though there's still a ways to go before you can skate from Duluth to the Soo Locks. Lake Superior had at least some ice across an estimated 91 percent of its surface as of Thursday, according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. That compares with the 40-year average annual Lake Superior ice coverage for February of just 30 percent. George Leshkevich has been tracking Great Lakes ice for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory...
  • CryoSat shows Arctic sea ice volume up 50% from last year

    02/05/2014 1:32:59 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    Watts Up with That ^ | February 5, 2014 | By Anthony Watts
    Measurements from ESA’s CryoSat satellite show that the volume of Arctic sea ice has significantly increased this past autumn. The volume of ice measured this autumn is about 50% higher compared to last year. In October 2013, CryoSat measured about 9000 cubic km of sea ice – a notable increase compared to 6000 cubic km in October 2012. Over the last few decades, satellites have shown a downward trend in the area of Arctic Ocean covered by ice. However, the actual volume of sea ice has proven difficult to determine because it moves around and so its thickness can change....
  • Snow, ice send South's flagship city reeling [Atlanta can't handle 3 inches of snow]

    01/30/2014 12:45:37 AM PST · by grundle · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 29, 2014 | DAVID CRARY and RAY HENRY
    Thousands of Atlanta students stranded all night long in their schools were reunited with their parents Wednesday, while rescuers rushed to deliver blankets, food, gas and a ride home to countless shivering motorists stopped cold by a storm that paralyzed the business capital of the South with less than 3 inches of snow. The result was gridlock on freeways that are jammed even on normal days. Countless vehicles were stranded and many of them abandoned. Officials said 239 children spent Tuesday night aboard school buses; thousands of others stayed overnight in their schools. One woman's 12-mile commute home took 16...
  • Fugitive Illegal Alien Obtains Security Clearance, Access to Arizona Air Force Base

    01/21/2014 6:47:17 PM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-21-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | TopRight News A potentially disastrous security breach by the Pentagon was discovered by sheriff's deputies during a routine traffic stop in Southern Arizona. Pinal County deputies stopped a 2006 Ford Expedition for a traffic violation. The Mexican national initially presented an Arizona Identification Card, in the name of Armando Villalobos of Phoenix. A records check revealed that not only did the illegal alien have no driver's license, but there were outstanding felony warrants for his arrest in Texas.The suspect eventually told the deputy that his real name was in fact Mario Bustamante, 37, and that he was in...
  • Trapped (global warming) research ship, rescue vessel break free of Antarctic ice

    01/08/2014 2:29:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/07/14 | Alastair Jamieson
    A Russian research ship and a Chinese icebreaker that were stranded in Antarctica have broken free from heavy ice and no longer need to be rescued by the United States, Australian officials said Wednesday. More than 50 scientists, researchers and tourists had to be airlifted from the Russian-owned vessel Akademik Shokalskiy after it became trapped on Dec. 24, 100 nautical miles east of French Antarctic station Dumont d'Urville and about 1,500 nautical miles (2,250 miles) south of Tasmania, Australia. The protracted international rescue effort was itself delayed by the conditions, with blinding snow, strong winds and thick sea ice preventing...
  • More Hot Air On Cold Snaps And Warming Ice: America To The Rescue!

    01/05/2014 10:53:06 AM PST · by absentee · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/4/2014` | Caleb howe
    All right stop, collaborate and listen: the universe has chosen in recent weeks to teach everyone a little lesson about the pranks that fate likes to play on we humans. A group of scientists sallied forth into the hinterlands to research climate change, more commonly referred to as global warming, by recreating a 1912 expedition and then comparing findings. The better to show how the ice is melting. But a funny thing happened on the way to the forum: the "missing ice" investigators found ice. Or more accurately, found themselves in ice. Or more humorously, they were hoisted by...
  • US icebreaker to rescue 2 ships in Antarctica

    01/04/2014 11:15:13 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 4, 2014 | ROD McGUIRK
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker left Australia for Antarctica on Sunday to rescue more than 120 crew members aboard two icebreakers trapped in pack ice near the frozen continent's eastern edge, officials said. The 122-meter (399-foot) cutter, the Polar Star, is responding to a Jan. 3 request from Australia, Russia and China to assist the Russian and Chinese ships because "there is sufficient concern that the vessels may not be able to free themselves from the ice," the Coast Guard said in a statement. The Russian research ship Akademik Shokalskiy has been trapped in ice-clogged...
  • Chinese Icebreaker Trapped After Helping in Antarctic Rescue

    01/04/2014 1:10:04 PM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Alexander Marquardt & Anthony Castellano (GMA)
    The 52 passengers rescued from an icebound ship in Antarctica might now become the rescuers. The Chinese ship that sent a helicopter to rescue the passengers on board the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is now stuck in Antarctic ice and might need a rescue of its own, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. An Australian icebreaker carrying the 52 passengers is waiting in open water to see if it has to go back to help the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon.
  • Pick up truck carved out of ice is taken for a quick spin before it melts

    01/03/2014 1:30:33 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1-3-14 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A working truck has been carved out of more than 11,000lb of ice as a Canadian battery company prepared the ultimate test for their product. A team of ice sculptors from Ontario created the truck, complete with license plates and pine tree-shaped air freshner, around the frame of a regular chassis. They then drove it for about a mile, at 12mph, in a feat that those involved in the project hope will make it to the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice [Were studying Climate Change Effects]

    01/02/2014 7:23:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/02/2013 | By Jethro Mullen
    After 10 days stranded far from home, all 52 passengers from a ship stuck in Antarctic ice have now been transferred by helicopter to an Australian icebreaker. "It's 100% we're off! A huge thanks to all," tweeted Chris Turney, an Australian professor among the group of scientists, journalists and tourists marooned on the ship. A helicopter from a nearby Chinese icebreaker ferried passengers Thursday to the Australian icebreaker, the Aurora Australis. The rescue is the latest chapter in a saga that began Christmas Eve after the Russian-flagged MV Akademik Shokalskiy got stuck in unusually thick ice. Officials abandoned a succession...
  • Stranded Antarctic passengers evacuated to freedom ('Tards "rescued")

    01/02/2014 6:42:06 AM PST · by Paladin2 · 41 replies
    AFP ^ | 1/2/2014 | By Amy Coopes
    "Sydney — All 52 passengers who spent Christmas and New Year trapped on an icebound Russian research vessel in Antarctica were airlifted from the ice Thursday in a dramatic rescue mission. A Chinese helicopter which landed on a makeshift landing pad next to the marooned ship ferried the scientists, tourists and journalists in groups of 12 to an Australian government supply ship, the Aurora Australis. The passengers had been stuck for 10 days in thick pack ice ...........
  • Helicopter Rescue for Stranded Antarctic Ship on Hold for Better Weather

    01/01/2014 7:15:50 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 31, 2013 | Gio Benitez, Anthony Castellano, Mallory Thompson and Ben Krolowitz
    An air rescue for the passengers aboard a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for a week will wait for a break in the weather to start airlifting people from the vessel, Australian maritime authorities say. The 74 scientists, tourists and crew aboard the Akademik Shokalskiy, a Russian-crewed research vessel touring the Antarctic, have been trapped in ice since Christmas Eve. A helicopter on board a Chinese icebreaker, the Snow Dragon, will be used to collect the passengers once there is a break in the weather, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said in a Monday night conference...
  • Rescue of icebound Antarctic ship faces setback [ice too thick for icebreaker]

    12/28/2013 11:41:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 28, 2013 | KRISTEN GELINEAU
    SYDNEY (AP) — A Chinese icebreaker that was en route to rescue a ship trapped in Antarctic ice was forced to turn back on Saturday after being unable to push its way through the heavy sea ice. The Snow Dragon icebreaker came within 7 miles (11 kilometers) of the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been stuck since Christmas Eve, but had to retreat after the ice became too thick, said expedition spokesman Alvin Stone. The Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been on a research expedition to Antarctica, got stuck Tuesday after a blizzard's whipping winds pushed the sea ice...
  • ICE director defends transport of illegal immigrant children as 'appropriate and legal'

    12/24/2013 4:12:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/24/13 | Judson Berger
    The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement defended the role of federal agents in transporting illegal immigrant children after a federal judge complained they were hand-delivering smuggled kids to parents in the United States. “While the court’s comments did not relate specifically to ICE, it is clear that the transportation of unaccompanied children (UAC) by ICE personnel is appropriate and legal,” acting Director John Sandweg wrote in a brief email obtained by The email was sent Monday and addressed to “all ICE employees.”
  • Immigration Protesters Chain Together Outside ICE Office in Fairfax

    12/16/2013 12:32:16 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    FAIRFAX, Va. (CBSDC/AP) – Nine people were arrested during a protest outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in northern Virginia on Monday morning, authorities say. The nine were among a group of about 60 protesters who formed a human chain Monday outside the ICE building in Fairfax County. County police told the group they had a right to protest but would be arrested if they blocked the road. Carolina Velez with the Richmond-based Wayside Center for Popular Education tells The Associated Press that the protesters lay across the roadway to protest an increase in deportations to nearly 400,000 annually...
  • FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY… Al Gore Predicted the North Pole Will Be Ice Free in 5 Years

    12/14/2013 7:56:32 PM PST · by george76 · 101 replies
    Gateway ^ | December 13, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Al Gore predicted the North Polar Ice Cap would be completely ice free in five years. Gore made the prediction to a German audience in 2008. He told them that “the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years.”
  • “Good Moral Character” Gets Obama’s Illegal Alien Uncle U.S. Residency

    12/06/2013 2:02:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 6, 2013
    The “good moral character” of President Obama’s illegal immigrant uncle, arrested for drunken driving in 2011, has earned him legal U.S. residency and a chance to apply for American citizenship, a judge has decided. This is a classic example of the benefits of having friends—in this case a nephew—in high places. Onyango “Omar” Obama had lived illegally in the U.S. for decades when he got busted driving drunk in Framingham Massachusetts. At the time of his arrest Uncle Onyango had already been deported yet continued to live and work in the Boston area and he had a valid Massachusetts drivers’...
  • Fallin declares state of emergency; Snow, sleet to continue through Friday in Tulsa area

    12/05/2013 1:30:04 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 67 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | December 5, 2013 | Staff Reports
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin today declared a State of Emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties due to the winter storm impacting the state. "The weather is bad and getting worse," said Fallin in a news release. "Emergency personnel are coordinating with state and local officials to ensure we are prepared and ready for whatever comes our way." The declaration allows state agencies to make emergency purchases related to disaster relief and preparedness. It is also a first step toward seeking federal assistance should it be necessary. Under the Executive Order, the state of emergency lasts for 30 days. Tulsa forecast...
  • "Unruly" Crowd Attacks Border Patrol Agents

    11/26/2013 9:16:50 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies ^ | Nov 26, 2013 | Christina London
    A crowd of more than 100 people pelted Border Patrol agents with rocks and bottles as they tried to cross into the U.S. illegally, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The incident happened Sunday in the Tijuana River channel, near the San Ysidro Port of Entry. According to CBP, a Border Patrol agent ordered the Mexican nationals to stop, but they continued walking into the U.S. Officials said the agent fired a PepperBall Launcher, but it did not deter the crowd. “They had their phones out so this group was out to spark an incident. That's what they wanted...
  • Militant black nationalist still gets paid by feds: report

    11/21/2013 8:05:45 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-20-13 | David Sherfinski
    <p>Deputies spoke to the woman, whose name was redacted from the documents. They also spoke that day to Simon at his office.</p> <p>Simon told deputies he did nothing wrong, and said the relationship was "fully consensual." The woman agreed the relationship was consensual, although she said she suspected it was inappropriate.</p>
  • Illegal immigrants blockade Atlanta office to halt deportations

    11/19/2013 10:35:49 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Stephen Dinan
    llegal immigrants blockaded a federal office that handles deportations in Atlanta Tuesday morning, and soon after a group of 12 illegal immigrants in Chicago chained themselves to the wheels of a bus they said was headed to the airport to finish deport people. The moves mark the latest escalation in a campaign by activists to pressure President Obama to use his executive authority to stop almost all deportations. They argue he’s targeting rank-and-file illegal immigrants rather than those with criminal records. The activists said the Chicago bus includes one father who was put into deportation proceedings after being arrested in...
  • ICE Busting People at Courthouses

    10/28/2013 1:37:26 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | October 28, 2013 | MATT REYNOLDS
    (CN) - Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrest people when they go to courthouses to pay traffic tickets, report crimes or get married, the ACLU says in a letter demanding an end to the practice. In a 6-page letter to the investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, ACLU Southern California staff attorney Michael Kaufman asked ICE to stop the "abusive arrests" at Kern County courthouses, in and around Bakersfield. The ACLU claims the arrests violate ICE's alleged policy that agents avoid making arrests in "sensitive locations," such as schools, hospitals, churches and other places of worship. The...
  • Officers surround house where shooting suspect is holed up (Captured)

    10/26/2013 7:08:25 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 8 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/26/2013 | Ed Fletcher
    SACRAMENTO, Calif.-A sporadic gunbattle lasting late into the night Friday in southwest Roseville wounded four law enforcement officers after a failed afternoon attempt to take in a wanted parolee by Roseville officers teamed with a federal agent. As of late Friday, the suspect, identified as Sammy Duran, 32, was holed up in the house. None of the injuries to officers appear to be life-threatening, authorities said. Roseville city officials said Duran is a wanted parolee who has lived in Roseville for some time and with whom police have had previous contact. "He didn't want to go to jail. He is...
  • ICE agent, two police officers shot by fugitive in Roseville (CA)

    10/25/2013 6:51:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies ^ | October 25, 2013
    ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Law enforcement authorities are swarming a neighborhood in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville searching for a suspect after a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer and two police officers were shot and wounded. In a statement, ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice says the officer is stable and alert after being taken to a local hospital. Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowman says deputies were dispatched shortly after 3 p.m. Friday, when Roseville police requested help for an officer-involved shooting. KCRA-TV showed aerial images of dozens of law enforcement officers converging on a neighborhood in Roseville, about 20 miles...
  • ICE Agent Leader: Obama in ‘No Position to Demand’ Congress Pass Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

    10/18/2013 6:32:41 PM PDT · by montag813 · 10 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-18-2013 | John Hill
    Above: ICE Union President Chris Crane, whose members are suing Obama's DHS for its unlawful virtual amnesty policies for illegal aliens.- The head of the union representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents slammed President Barack Obama for saying he will push immigration reform now that the fiscal crisis is solved. “The president is in no position to demand Congress pass immigration reform,” Chris Crane, president of the National ICE Council said in a statement Thursday. “His administration and DHS leadership have undermined ICE’s enforcement mission and put the public safety and national security at risk.”In an interview with the Los...
  • Obama's DHS Appointee: Career Lawyer, Political Crony Who OK'd Drone Strikes on Americans

    10/17/2013 5:51:28 PM PDT · by montag813 · 17 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-17-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Obama's DHS Secretary-designee Jeh Johnson, former DOD General Counsel who led the reversal of the Pentagon's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" restrictions on "gays in the military".- Barack Obama once again demonstrated his lack of interest in choosing national security and immigration enforcement officials who have actual experience in their fields. Back in August, Obama surprised many in D.C. by selecting John Sandweg for new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director - despite the fact that Sandweg had zero law enforcement experience and had fought for the release of violent sexual predators and pedophiles as an attorney. Now Obama continues...
  • Police Search For Dry Ice Bomb Suspect After 3 More Devices Found At LAX

    10/15/2013 6:49:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies ^ | 10/15/13 | CBSLA
    LOS ANGELES ( — Detectives Tuesday continued their efforts to find the suspect wanted for planting dry ice bombs around Los Angeles International Airport. One dry ice bomb exploded and two plastic bottles containing the dangerous material were found around 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Tom Bradley International Terminal in a restricted area, Los Angeles Police Department Det. Gus Villanueva said. No one was injured, and no flights were delayed. Airport police and a bomb squad cleared the items around 9:45 p.m On Sunday, a dry ice device exploded inside an employee bathroom at LAX’s Terminal 2. No injuries were...
  • Arizona Immigration Protesters Block Court Proceedings

    10/12/2013 12:24:06 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies ^ | Oct. 11, 2013 | BEN GITTLESON
    Immigration activists chained themselves to buses and blocked an entrance to a federal courthouse in Tucson, Ariz., today, halting immigration proceedings that could have resulted in deportations. Protesters forced two buses carrying detainees on their way to court for immigration cases to stop for over four hours beginning about 8 a.m., after they locked themselves to the vehicles five minutes from the Evo A. DeConcini U.S. Courthouse. Another six protesters chained themselves to gates at a vehicle entrance at the court.
  • Cars Dancing on Ice – Video

    09/21/2013 12:10:20 PM PDT · by Errant · 35 replies
    Ice Age Now ^ | September 21, 2013 | Robert W. Felix
    Nothing to do with ice ages, but I found this beautiful. Russian “Extreme Drive” instructors club displays cars driving on ice in a in a “close contact” dance.
  • Earth Gains A Record Amount Of Sea Ice In 2013

    09/14/2013 11:40:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies ^ | 9/14/2013 | Marc Morano
    Earth has gained 19,000 Manhattans of sea ice since this date last year, the largest increase on record. There is more sea ice now than there was on this date in 2002.
  • ICE Released 2,837 Convicted Alien Sex Offenders to Comply With Supreme Court Ruling

    09/13/2013 8:53:32 PM PDT · by pluvmantelo · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 13, 2013 | Alissa Tabirian
    ( – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released 2,837 convicted criminal alien sex offenders back into American communities in order to comply with a Supreme Court decision authored by Clinton-appointed Justice Stephen Breyer, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The 2,837 sex offenders represented five percent of the 59,347 deportable aliens released since last September under the supervision of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to the GAO report, which was released Thursday. “There are circumstances in which criminal aliens who have been ordered removed from the United States – including those convicted...
  • And now it's global cooling! Record return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60% in a year

    09/08/2013 8:39:55 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 7, 2013 | David Rose
    A chilly Arctic summer has left nearly a million more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year – an increase of 60 per cent. The rebound from 2012’s record low comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013. Instead, days before the annual autumn re-freeze is due to begin, an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia’s northern shores. The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked...
  • Record return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60% in a year

    09/07/2013 9:07:19 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7 September 2013 | By David Rose
    A chilly Arctic summer has left nearly a million more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year – an increase of 60 per cent. The rebound from 2012’s record low comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013. Instead, days before the annual autumn re-freeze is due to begin, an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia’s northern shores.