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  • Air Controller Wowed By Pilot's Ability To See Mystery Object Over Las Vegas With Night Vision

    03/18/2019 3:29:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    The Drive ^ | 03/18/2019 | Tyler Rogoway
    Around 9pm local time on Saturday, March 16th, 2019, an air ambulance helicopter was flying roughly 15 miles west of central Last Vegas when something odd caught his aided eye. During an exchange with an air traffic controller, the pilot of Mercy Air 21, an Agusta 119 Koala helicopter, noted spotting an unidentified object some distance from his position and only he was likely able to see it in the darkness as he was wearing night vision goggles (NVGs). The controller responded that he had nothing on radar in the area where he was seeing the object, but when he...
  • The Motives Behind the Massacre

    02/16/2018 5:37:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    "Enough is enough!" "This can't go on!" "This has to stop!" These were among the comments that came through the blizzard of commentary after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. We have heard these words before. Unfortunately, such atrocities are not going to stop. For the ingredients that produce such slaughters are present and abundant in American society. And what can stop a man full of hate, who has ceased to care about his life and is willing to end it, from getting a weapon in a country of 300 million guns and killing as...
  • Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson resigns

    03/05/2019 8:57:33 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 13 replies
    Lasvegasnow.com ^ | 3/5/19 | Caroline Bleakley
    LAS VEGAS - Democratic Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson wept as he resigned from the Nevada Legislature during Tuesday's Senate floor session. He said he let himself and his family down and he was "truly sorry" for his actions. He is accused of misusing campaign funds and plans to plead guilty to federal charges.
  • Elizabeth Warren: Trump administration officials are obligated to invoke 25th Amendment

    02/18/2019 9:02:54 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 88 replies
    Wash times ^ | 2-18-2019 | Gabriella Munoz
    Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 presidential hopeful, on Sunday defended using the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office if Trump administration officials deemed him unfit. Ms. Warren said at a campaign rally in Las Vegas that administration officials are obligated to take the extreme path of invoking the 25th Amendment, The Nevada Independent reported. “My point here is that if they believe that Donald Trump cannot fulfill the obligations of his office, then they have a constitutional responsibility to invoke the 25th Amendment,” Ms. Warren said, according to the newspaper. “Their loyalty under law is not to...
  • DOJ’s Rosenstein Doles Out $24 Million in Hush Money for Las Vegas Massacre Cops & ‘Victims’....

    02/13/2019 10:52:22 AM PST · by blueyon · 37 replies
    TruePundit ^ | 02/13/19 | ???
    """DOJ’s Rosenstein Doles Out $24 Million in Hush Money for Las Vegas Massacre Cops & ‘Victims’ after FED Cover-Up""" Rod Rosenstein has been doling out over $24 million in taxpayer funds to state bureaucrats in Nevada and California under the guise of ‘helping’ the victims of the Mandalay Bay massacre shooting. Today he announced a new award of over $8 million to assist victims in California but the funds, like a previous $16 million Nevada, do not go directly to the victims. It goes to law enforcement and state boards who can give it to victims — or anyone else...
  • 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...
  • CA Survivors of Las Vegas Shooting to Receive Multi-Million Grant From DOJ

    02/09/2019 5:10:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    The Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) awarded an $8.3 million grant to the California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) in order to support victims of the tragic Las Vegas shooting that took place in October 2017. According to CalVCB... • 65 percent of the 24,000 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival were California residents. • More than 600 Californians were injured in the attack. • 35 of the 58 killed were from California. “Thousands of California residents were present that day, and hundreds of them seriously wounded,” Deputy Attorney...
  • Trump’s late-term abortion warning in 2016 debate against Clinton goes viral

    02/01/2019 9:52:19 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01 FEB 2019 | Brooke Singman
    A prescient exchange from a 2016 debate between now-President Trump and Hillary Clinton has gone viral and gained new traction amid the newly stoked abortion debate over state bills aimed at loosening restrictions on third-trimester terminations. A video from the final presidential debate in October 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev., circulated on social media Friday, showing then-candidate Trump blasting former Secretary of State Clinton over her stance on abortion, describing in graphic terms what he alleged to be her position on the issue. “With what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the...
  • The NFL's Latest Headache (may kill off the game - also college and HS football - and the NHL)

    01/29/2019 2:11:22 PM PST · by Zakeet · 86 replies
    Mises Wire ^ | January 28, 2019 | Doug French
    Pro sports is seen as the next step in [Las Vegas’] evolution. ... What could go wrong? Insurance? Or, lack of it? Insurers are leaving the football market fearing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is the new asbestos. Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada wrote in a spectacular 'outside the lines' piece for ESPN+, To an increasing number of carriers, football is a dam built atop an earthquake fault. A disaster might never occur, but the specter of huge potential losses is scaring many companies away. [Snip] It's not just CTE. CTE isn't going to be the expensive part," said one insurance...
  • APNewsBreak: FBI finds no specific motive in Vegas shooting

    01/29/2019 12:14:35 PM PST · by detective · 74 replies
    MSN News ^ | 1/29/2019 | KEN RITTER and MICHAEL BALSAMO
    A high-stakes gambler who rained a hail of gunfire down on a crowd of country music fans, killing 58, took any specific motive for the 2017 attack to his grave, the FBI said Tuesday as it concluded the investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The agency found no "single or clear motivating factor" to explain why Stephen Paddock carried out the attack from his suite in a high-rise casino hotel. The 64-year-old fatally shot himself as police closed in. "It wasn't about MGM, Mandalay Bay or a specific casino or venue," Aaron Rouse, the agent in...
  • Las Vegas shooting still a mystery as FBI closes investigation

    01/29/2019 10:32:25 AM PST · by Magnatron · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 29 January 2019 | Ryan Gaydos
    More than a year after the bureau began digging into the slaughter of 58 people -- and the wounding of scores of others -- at a Las Vegas country concert, the FBI said Tuesday it hadn't concluded anything more about Stephen Paddock's mysterious motive for the attack than it had the day after the shooting stopped. The FBI's conclusions on the mass murder, which Paddock undertook from a sniper's perch in the Mandalay Resort and Casino in October 2017, were unveiled Tuesday by the Associated Press. The attack at the Route 91 Harvest Festival was the deadliest mass shooting in...
  • Woman kicked off flight for rant about sitting between ‘two big pigs’

    01/29/2019 7:55:17 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 103 replies
    NY Post ^ | 21 January 2019 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A woman was kicked off a United Airlines flight after ranting about sitting between “two big pigs” — a tirade caught on video by one of the passengers she was fat-shaming. “Oh my goodness! I don’t know how I’m going to do this for the next four hours!” the woman tells someone on her cellphone on the recent Las Vegas-to-Newark flight. “This is just impossible ’cause they’re squishing me. Like, just unbelievable. At least they’ll keep me warm,” she continues. “I can’t sit here because they’re both so big on left and right. I can’t even sit here.”
  • Man killed after trespassing at nuclear site in Nevada

    01/28/2019 10:52:58 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 45 replies
    <p>MERCURY, Nev. (AP) — Authorities shot and killed a man who entered a secured federal site north of Las Vegas where the government used to test nuclear bombs.</p> <p>A spokesman for the National Nuclear Security Administration says the man failed to stop at the security gate on Monday at the Nevada National Security Site. Darwin Morgan says the man drove for about 8 miles before he parked, got out of his car and approached security officials.</p>
  • Treasure trove of Indian motorcycles found in scrapyard sold for small fortune

    01/28/2019 2:15:29 PM PST · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    FOX News ^ | 01/25/2019 | By Gary Gastelu
    Don’t judge a book by its cover. Especially when that book is a scrapyard. One of the most incredible collections of vintage Indian motorcycles and memorabilia was recently discovered on the property of RJ&C Metal Fabricators in Phoenix, after its owner Rickey Jensen passed away. There, in a locked shed behind the stacks of barrels, beams, random machinery and broken down cars were 15 Indian motorcycles, several of the brand’s bicycles and dozens of signs, clocks and promotional items. According to Mecum Auctions, Jensen mostly kept it a secret, and only one or two other people had ever even known...
  • Legal interpretations will determine what’s next for Wire Act

    01/15/2019 4:52:30 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | January 15, 2019 | Richard N. Velotta
    Depending on who you talk to, the reinterpretation of the Wire Act by the U.S. Justice Department will either be no problem for Nevada — or a big problem. Gaming industry legal experts have begun analyzing the effects of the new interpretation of a 23-page opinion issued Monday by Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel of the department’s Office of Legal Counsel. The 1961 Wire Act originally was intended to block sports betting across state lines through telephone and wire communications as a means of deterring organized crime.
  • Justice Department Says All Online Gambling Is Illegal

    01/15/2019 4:26:19 AM PST · by Theoria · 57 replies
    Fortune ^ | 15 Jan 2019 | Natasha Bach
    The U.S. Justice Department now says that all internet gambling is illegal.A November opinion made public Monday reversed a 2011 opinion on the Wire Act, which established the law as applicable to only sports betting. The DOJ claims that the 2011 opinion misinterpreted the statute and reinterprets the Wire Act to encompass all forms of gambling that crosses state boundaries. The opinion could have wide-reaching effects in states that sell lottery tickets online or where online gambling is legal. This number has increased in recent months following the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize sports betting in the U.S. last year....
  • ADOT spends $155M for Phoenix-to-Vegas highway link, but what about Tucson?

    01/03/2019 11:16:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Tucson.com ^ | September 10, 2018 | Joe Ferguson, the Arizona Daily Star
    The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to make plans for the fabled Interstate 11, announcing a $155 million investment into the stretch of highway from Phoenix to Las Vegas. The plans, for what is now known as U.S. 93, have been in the making for years, with several more to go. Meanwhile, the nerve-rattling, headache-inducing, traffic-clogged two-lane stretches from Tucson to Phoenix that are much of Interstate 10 aren’t getting much thought. The issue is that touted improvements to U.S. 93 are part of a larger plan to build a dedicated trade corridor between Mexico and Canada, running right through...
  • Palms hiring 1K positions for new dayclub, nightclub ( Las Vegas)

    01/02/2019 10:59:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KTNV-TV ^ | January 2, 2019 | Jordan Gartner
    LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Palms hotel-casino will be hosting a casting call this week for its new dayclub and nightclub set to open later this year. The new club is looking to fill 1,000 positions from cocktail servers to hosts and go-go dancers before its scheduled spring opening. Here is the casting call schedule: Jan. 3: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (marketing model bottle and cocktail servers) 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (all operating staff) Jan. 4: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (marketing hosts, promoters, VIP liaisons) Jan. 5: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (security) Jan. 6: 10 a.m....
  • Sacha Baron Cohen Sent Cut ‘Who Is America?’ Interview to FBI Over Fears of Las Vegas Pedophile Ring

    01/01/2019 9:45:36 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 69 replies
    Indiewire ^ | Dec 24, 2018 | Zack Sharf
    SNIP “We were shooting some of this at the time of Harvey Weinstein,” Cohen explained about the interview. “We wanted to investigate how does someone like Harvey Weinstein get away with doing what…get away with criminality, essentially. And the network that surrounds him. We decided [we] would interview a concierge in Las Vegas.” Cohen shot the interview using the alter ego Gia Monaldo, the same persona he used to interview O.J. Simpson during the show’s season finale. Cohen taped the extreme interview with the Las Vegas concierge right after he shot his conversation with Simpson. The comedian as Gio told...
  • Interstate 11 opens

    12/29/2018 8:11:58 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Boulder City Review ^ | August 15, 2018 | Celia Shortt Goodyear and Hali Bernstein Saylor
    A city with historic origins made history again when the first new federal interstate in almost 30 years opened in town. On Aug. 9, federal, state and local officials gathered at a scenic overlook on Interstate 11 in Boulder City to officially open the highway. “When we work (and) collaborate together, we reach great heights, like today,” said Mayor Rod Woodbury. The 15-mile stretch of I-11 runs from Henderson to the Hoover Dam and goes around Boulder City. It is expected to reduce travel times between those areas by as much as 30 minutes, according to the Nevada Department of...