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  • Oregon standoff defendant Darryl Thorn planned to sneak back onto refuge, agent says

    02/24/2017 4:00:15 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/23/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    An FBI agent on Thursday showed jurors a slew of phots and messages found on defendant Darryl Thorn's Facebook page, including Thorn's stated plan of "sneaking back" onto the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge a year ago. Thorn, a member of Washington's 3 percent militia, proclaimed in a Feb. 4, 2016 private Facebook message: "I won't let my brothers and sisters die by themselves. After having left the refuge by early Jan. 27, 2016, he talked of his plan to go back to the refuge, saying, "I have a good lay out of the land."....... Thorn's defense lawyer, Marc Friedman, suggested...
  • If You Think the BLM were Bad at Bundy Ranch, Look at what They did to this Man over this

    02/23/2017 7:15:27 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 14 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 02-23-2017 | Tim Brown
    In March of 2016, I reported on the Bureau of Land Management and the leader of the BLM at Bundy Ranch, Daniel P. Love, in a case from 2009 involving Indian artifacts he discovered and the wrongful death of Dr. James Redd.  Since that time, I have been in touch with the Redd family, who provided the following information.  I have asked that person to compile information pertaining to what took place with Dr. Redd.  The following bullet points, videos and information are what I obtained.  You can download this file here that are the "attachments" mentioned in the article...
  • FBI authorized some informants to engage in unlawful activity at refuge (OREGON STANDOFF)

    02/23/2017 3:57:23 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/22/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Over the objection of a prosecutor, a defense lawyer Wednesday asked Oregon's recently retired top FBI agent about his reaction to the jury verdict from the first trial in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. "You do not believe the participants that went to trial in the fall of 2016 were held accountablem that's correct?" asked Michele Kohler, representing defendant Duane Ehmer. After some hesitation and direction from the judge to answer the question, retired FBI Special Agent in Charge Greg Bretzing replied, "That's correct." Kohler pointed out that Bretzing didn't testify during last year's trial of the...
  • Dennis Richardson: 2 Oregon addresses are receiving a suspicious number of ballots

    02/22/2017 9:29:18 AM PST · by OddLane · 24 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | February 21, 2017 | Gordon Friedman
    Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson said Tuesday that his agency has identified two addresses receiving a suspicious number of ballots -- but cautioned that no actual voter fraud was found. In an interview with The Oregonian/OregonLive, Richardson said the state Elections Division examined addresses receiving more than 10 ballots and found two that appear to be "fraudulent." More than 6,500 addresses in Oregon receive at least 10 ballots, most of them retirement homes and fraternity or sorority houses, he said. The fact that only two appeared to be engaging in possibly fraudulent activity should reassure Oregonians that election systems...
  • VIDEO: Woman Shot With Police Projectiles at Don’t Shoot Portland Protest (Portland, OR)

    02/22/2017 5:26:26 AM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | 2/20/2017 | Mike Bivins
    Growing tensions between protesters and the Portland Police Bureau erupted in violence today, as riot police tackled and shot projectiles at a President's Day demonstration. Video captured at the protest shows a demonstrator confronting police on Southwest 6th Avenue, then being tackled and shot with non-lethal projectiles. Today's protest, organized by the group Don't Shoot Portland, was officially labeled a "Not My President's Day" protest against President Donald Trump. But protests of Trump have increasingly intersected with marches against police violence, as anti-police sentiments have grown in the wake of the Feb. 9 shooting of black teenager Quanice Hayes. Around...
  • February 17, Week Three, Oregon State Government

    02/21/2017 9:06:25 AM PST · by thirst4truth · 5 replies
    Jeff Kruse Website ^ | 2-17-2017 | State Senator Jeff Kruse
    FEBRUARY 17, 2017 WEEK THREE We are starting to have a few bills working their way through the system, but at this point nothing of any major impact. There are, however, the beginnings of discussions in some subject areas that will have significant implications. Having said that, the real issues taking front stage are the budget and the projected deficit. From that perspective I took a look at the bills that have been assigned to the House Revenue committee to see how many tax increase measures were there. I counted 38, but I have since been told there are now...
  • BLM Agent Daniel P. Love Named in Investigation [ Cliven Bundy family and more ]

    02/20/2017 6:36:29 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | February 19, 2017 | Shari Dovale
    The truth is being revealed, as we all prayed that it would. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Agent Daniel P. Love has been breaking the law for years. Using and abusing his authority to run his own personal fiefdom. Bullying citizens until they commit suicide. All while believing he was above the law. Or so a report released last month seems to indicate. ... On February 14th, a letter from U.S. Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, named Daniel P. Love and questions an investigation that points to the deletion of hundreds of documents the day before a...
  • Jury of 12 plus four alternates selected for second Oregon standoff trial (AG SESSIONS ROLE?)

    02/18/2017 4:03:21 AM PST · by Nextrush
    OregonLive ^ | 2/15/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A jury of seven women and five men, plus four alternates, will return to court next week for opening statements... Opening statements in the trial, expected to last up to four week, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Jason Patrick, Duane Ehmer, Jake Ryan and Darryl Thorn are charged with conspiring to impede federal employees from doing their work at the refuge through intimidation, threats or force. Patrick, Ryan and Thorn also face weapons charges, and Ehmer and Ryan are accused of digging trenches on government property with a refuge excavator. The jurors will return verdicts on those felony charges,...
  • Judge dismisses 1 of 3 charges against Marcus Mumford... (OREGON STANDOFF LAWYER TASED IN COURT)

    02/17/2017 4:02:14 AM PST · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/16/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal judge Thursday dropped one of three criminal charges against Marcus Mumford, Ammon Bundy's lawyer, and ruled he'll issue a verdict on the other two charges, not a jury. U.S. District John C. Coughenour dismissed a charge that accused Mumford of creating a disturbance by impeding the official duties of government officers because it encompassed the same conduct alleged in the second count, failing to comply with official signs that prohibit the disruption of federal officers' official work. Coughenour declined to grant Mumford a jury trial as requested, or his mission to dismiss all the charges. Mumford's lawyer Michael...
  • Lawyer urges judge to dismiss criminal charges against Marcus Mumford (OREGON STANDOFF-VIDEO EMBED)

    02/16/2017 4:00:57 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/15/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Marcus Mumford's lawyer urged a judge Wednesday to dismiss all criminal charges against his client, citing "outrageous" government misconduct and a lack of authority by deputy U.S. marshals to wrestle Mumford to the ground and stun him with a Taser gun while he was arguing on behalf of Ammon Bundy in court last fall. Marshals took Mumford into custody on Oct. 27 just after a jury acquitted Bundy, the leader of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation of all charges in the case. The jury also acquitted six co-defendants. "Mr. Mumford stood in the well of the courtroom and protested...
  • After Oroville Dam State of Emergency, Experts Look at Southern Oregon Dams

    02/15/2017 7:01:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    KTVL ^ | Wednesday, February 15th 2017 | Mike Marut
    In Oregon, seven dams have been deemed unsatisfactory - one in Josephine County, another in Curry County. Oregon Water Resources Department and Josephine County Parks say they know the McMullen Dam in Lake Selmac has problems. They have known for years. "With the parks budget being just over $1 million, the cost of the dam itself is going to come in between {$1 million and $3 million] dollars to improve it," Josephine County Parks manager Sarah Wright said. To get an 'unsatisfactory' result means the dam cannot contain or handle a moderate sized flood. At Lake Selmac, that's rare -...
  • Lost Creek Lake Prepared for Emergency

    02/15/2017 6:52:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    News10 ^ | Sarina Sandoval
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's prepared for any emergency in case there is a situation like the one in Orville, California. David tucker is the Chief of Operations with the corps and says both Applegate and Lost Creek Lake have no significant issues, based on their last inspection. He says the most recent inspection was last summer. The corps only found minor wear and tear issues. Tucker says this is normal since the facilities are around 40-years-old. "We have an established schedule for maintaining the elevation or the pool level in the reservoirs so that we can...
  • Defense lawyer raises potential conflict with prosecutors' jury consultant in refuge case

    02/15/2017 3:57:35 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/14/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A defense lawyer Tuesday morning raised concerns about the jury consultant hired by federal prosecutors, moments before jury selection began in the trial of four remaining defendaants charged in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Andrew Kohlmetz, who represents defendant Jason Patrick, said he had multiple conversations in November with an employee of Tsongas Litigation Consulting Inc., the same firm that prosecutors have hired to help them in picking a jury for the current trial. Kohlmetz said he talked to the consultant several times about potential jurors that the defense team might seek and the need for a...
  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown & AG Ellen Rosenblum Blaze The Oregon Trail Of Political Patronage

    02/14/2017 2:30:58 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2-13-17 | Adam Andrzejewski ,
    As the state contemplates an income tax hike, Oregon's elites line their pockets with taxpayer money. In 2016, as politicians across America were fleeing voter wrath, Oregon’s governor and attorney general were blazing an unlikely trail – accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from businesses with state contracts. Since 1940, at the federal level, individuals and entities negotiating or working under federal contracts are prohibited from giving political cash to candidates, parties or committees. In Oregon, however, this political patronage is perfectly legal, at least for now. Our analysis at American Transparency (OpenTheBooks.com) found 207 state contractors...
  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown And AG Ellen Rosenblum Blaze The Oregon Trail Of Political Patronage

    02/14/2017 7:30:20 AM PST · by Twotone · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb. 13, 2017 | Adam Andrzejewski
    As the state contemplates an income tax hike, Oregon's elites line their pockets with taxpayer money. In 2016, as politicians across America were fleeing voter wrath, Oregon’s governor and attorney general were blazing an unlikely trail – accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from businesses with state contracts. Since 1940, at the federal level, individuals and entities negotiating or working under federal contracts are prohibited from giving political cash to candidates, parties or committees. In Oregon, however, this political patronage is perfectly legal, at least for now. Our analysis at American Transparency (OpenTheBooks.com) found 207 state contractors...
  • FBI admits no arrest warrant signed when Duane Ehmer was arrested....(FBI LIED, OREGON STANDOFF)

    02/14/2017 3:57:28 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/9/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    FBI agents admit in court papers that they had no arrest warrant when they too Duane Ehmer into custody at a checkpoint outside the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 27, 2016, contrary to an agent's testimony earlier this week. It wasn't until the day after Ehmer's arrest that a federal magistrate judge signed a criminal complaint against Ehmer based on an FBI agent's probable cause affidavit. Ehmer's lawyer Michele Kohler has urged the judge to suppress evidence found in what she contentds was an unlawful search of Ehmer's car and horse trailer after his arrest without a warrant. Prosecutors...
  • FBI admits no arrest warrant signed when Duane Ehmer was arrested, contrary to agent's testimony

    02/12/2017 3:47:19 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 09, 2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    FBI agents admit in court papers that they had no arrest warrant when they took Duane Ehmer into custody at a checkpoint outside the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 27, 2016, contrary to an agent's testimony earlier this week. It wasn't until the day after Ehmer's arrest that a federal magistrate judge signed a criminal complaint against Ehmer based on an FBI agent's probable cause affidavit. Ehmer's lawyer Michele Kohler has urged the judge to suppress evidence found in what she contends was an unlawful search of Ehmer's car and horse trailer after his arrest without a warrant. ......
  • Here’s What The Prosecutors in the Bundy Ranch Case Didn’t Want (trunk)

    02/12/2017 10:22:33 AM PST · by Twotone · 13 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | Feb. 11, 2017 | Tim Brown
    As I was writing today’s previous article on the Bundy Ranch case and asking whether or not the government hid the Inspector General’s report that found a Bureau of Land Management agent, allegedly Daniel P. Love, guilty of misconduct, I referenced what the prosecution wanted to shield the court from seeing and hearing. So, I thought I would take the things they wanted to keep the court from seeing and hearing and expose them in this article. We’ll take each of these one at a time and you tell me if you can see why they would like to have...
  • Conservative Blogger Found Guilty On 21 Counts For Self-Defense With A Firearm (trunc)

    02/12/2017 6:41:39 AM PST · by Twotone · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 10, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Conservative blogger, Michael Strickland, a former contributor at The Gateway Pundit and Progressives Today, was jailed in Portland, Oregon in July of 2016 after he pulled a gun on a gang of thugs who were going to attack him at a black lives matter protest. In 2015 Michael was jumped by an anti-gun activist who broke his arm in three places at an anti-Second Amendment event. Victoria Taft reported on Mr. Strickland’s 21 count felony indictment which you can read in full here. Strickland, 37, was found guilty of 10 counts of unlawful use of a weapon, 10 counts of...
  • Police arrest Portland riot suspects

    02/10/2017 1:50:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    NBC News Local ^ | February 10, 2017 | by Max Barr
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Detectives on Thursday arrested two men accused of damaging several Northwest Portland businesses during a post-election protest that devolved into a riot last November. Protesters marched through the streets of Portland for five straight nights in opposition to the election of Donald Trump. Several people damaged cars and businesses in Portland's Pearl District. Investigators identified 19-year-old Elijah K. Gerard and 19-year-old David Deron Lewis Jr. as suspects after the two men were seen in photos and videos damaging property. Gerard damaged a Jeep and assaulted the driver, police said. He’s also accused of damaging Seres Restaurant and...
  • '9th Circus'? Scholars Say Court's Liberal Rep Is Overblown

    02/07/2017 11:16:07 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 7, 2017 | Gene Johnson
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is weighing the appeal of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, is the federal appeals court conservatives have long ridiculed as the "nutty 9th" or the "9th Circus." Covering a huge swath of territory — nine western states plus Guam — the San Francisco-based court handles far more cases than any other federal appeals court, including some rulings that have invoked furor from conservatives over the years. Among them: finding that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional, that the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays...
  • IG Probe finds BLM Guilty of Misconduct, Bundy Ranch Lawyers Ready to Pounce

    02/06/2017 6:47:59 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Constitution ^ | February 4, 2017 | Tim Brown
    As trials of political prisoners on trumped up charges by the central government loom, charges that have either been dismissed or they have been acquitted of in Oregon, the Bureau of Land Management agent in charge has now allegedly been found guilty of misconduct by the Inspector General; and a Bundy case attorney is going after him. ... Attorney Chris Rasmussen filed a Motion For Review of BLM Personnel Records after a scathing report released by the Office Of The Inspector General, said a Special Agent In Charge of the BLM was found to have committed Ethical Violations and Misconduct...
  • Report: BLM agent in ethics probe threatened retaliation: 'Grenades will go off' (Dan Love)

    02/02/2017 5:55:44 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Deseret News ^ | February 1, 2017 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    SALT LAKE CITY — The Interior Department's Office of Inspector General investigated an unnamed Bureau of Land Management supervisory agent in Salt Lake City for more than a year on ethics complaints, with the independent panel concluding that breaches had occurred. The agent, which the Deseret News has confirmed is Dan Love through a source familiar with the investigation, is accused of using his position to secure preferential treatment for his family during the 2015 Burning Man event in Nevada, including using federal law enforcement officers as personal escorts for their safety, using his BLM vehicle to transport his girlfriend...
  • Four of remaining 7 Oregon standoff defendants set to plead guilty to trespass

    02/05/2017 1:21:08 PM PST · by Twotone · 4 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | Feb. 3, 2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Four of the seven remaining Oregon standoff defendants who were set to go to trial Feb. 14 have decided to accept negotiated deals and are expected to change their pleas during hearings in federal court Monday. Sean Anderson and his wife, Sandra Anderson -- among the last four holdouts during the 41-day occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge last year -- as well as Dylan Anderson and Darryl Thorn are set to enter guilty pleas to a single misdemeanor trespass charge and have the remaining felony and misdemeanor charges dismissed. They're expected to face one year of probation and...
  • Senator Wyden Must Resign

    02/02/2017 5:24:17 PM PST · by Twotone · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Kevin Williamson
    I have disagreed with Senator Ron Wyden on practically every political question there is, but he always has struck me as a decent and honest man, and so it is with a heavy heart that I write these words: Senator Wyden must resign his seat in light of disturbing new information about his past that has come to light. The shocking revelation: Senator Wyden has been, for more than a decade, a willing accomplice to a plot to undermine the American political order and to overthrow the Constitution by infiltrating agents of radicalism into the highest reaches of the federal...
  • Multnomah deputies' role investigated after ICE arrest man (OR)

    02/01/2017 11:21:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 1, 2017 | Samantha Matsumoto
    Immigration arrests at the Multnomah County Courthouse and the Multnomah County Jail have come under scrutiny in recent weeks. (Oregonian/OregonLive file photo) The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is conducting an internal investigation into whether county policies were violated when immigration agents arrested a man at an appointment with sheriff's deputies, a spokesman said. The man was arrested Dec. 21 when he went to the Multnomah County Justice Center for a required appointment with sheriff's deputies, said his lawyer, Kasia Rutledge. He was required to meet with the deputies once a week as a condition for his pre-trial release, Rutledge...
  • Leader Of Portland Anti-Trump Protests Charged With Sexually Abusing Minor

    01/31/2017 2:50:58 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/31/17 | Peter Hasson
    One of the leaders of disorderly anti-Trump protests in Portland, Oregon is facing sexual abuse charges after a police investigation into his relationship with a teenage boy, local news outlets are reporting.Micah Rhodes, who was expected in court Monday, is a leader of the protest group Portland’s Resistance. The 23-year-old Rhodes is already a registered sex offender, according to KOIN, and was previously arrested for disorderly conduct in connection with anti-Trump protests after the election.Rhodes was first taken into custody at an anti-Trump protest on January 25.
  • Portland’s Resistance’ co-leader charged with sex abuse. ( Registered Sex Offender Heads Anti Trump)

    01/30/2017 4:31:53 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    koin.com ^ | Jan 30 ,2017 | By Brent Weisberg and KOIN 6 News staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A 23-year-old registered sex offender, who has participated in several recent protests as a leader of ‘Portland’s Resistance,’ is now being accused of sexually abusing a teen boy. Micah Rhodes faces 4 counts of second-degree sexual abuse, according to the Portland Police Bureau. On Monday, the Oregon State Police Sex Offender Registration Unit confirmed Rhodes is a registered sex offender. His name does not appear on the pubic state-run website because he is not considered predatory. It’s also absent because when Rhodes was convicted, his case was settled in juvenile court. Rhodes became a registered sex...
  • VIOLENT LEFTISTS Knock Trump Supporter UNCONSCIOUS at Portland Airport – THEN TAUNT HIM!

    01/30/2017 1:14:36 PM PST · by detective · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 29th, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Anti-Trump Protesters attacked Pro-Trump protesters at the Portland International Airport tonight. It the video you can tell it was ten on four… Ten thugs against four Trump supporters. You can see them CHASE DOWN and BEAT the Trump Supporters. The leftist mob start screaming at the man has he lay unconscious on the ground! They were screaming, “That’s right Nazi boy!” as the man lay on the ground!
  • Multnomah County officials issue statement condemning immigration tactics (Barf)

    01/28/2017 2:32:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 28, 2017 | Allan Brettman
    Rumors of detentions of people by immigration officials at the Multnomah County Courthouse building have swirled this week. (Oregonian file) Unconfirmed reports of a immigration crackdown at Oregon's busiest courthouse in Portland prompted condemnation from defense attorneys and a joint statement from top Multnomah County officials expressing "grave concern" about the resulting fear. Here's the joint statement issued Saturday: Like many of you, late Friday we heard reports of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detaining people who come to the Multnomah County Circuit Court Courthouses. We immediately reached out to court officials. In the past two weeks, there has...
  • Portland Police Absolutely FLATTENED These Protesters Who Stopped Traffic [VIDEO]

    01/26/2017 5:58:41 AM PST · by Twotone · 67 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jan. 25, 2017 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Portland police responded quickly and decisively to a group of protesters blocking traffic in the city Wednesday, running one of them right into the ground in dramatic footage posted online. About a dozen police in riot gear approach the scene of the protest in the video posted to Facebook by a local outlet, where agitated bystanders had gathered around the protesters as they blocked traffic. One man had climbed onto the front of the bus. “Here they come,” one onlooker says excitedly.
  • President Donald Trump vows to 'crack down' on sanctuary cities. These Oregon officials aren't...

    01/25/2017 6:51:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 25, 2017 | Casey Parks
    Full title: President Donald Trump vows to 'crack down' on sanctuary cities. These Oregon officials aren't backing down President Donald Trump vowed to crack down on sanctuary cities Wednesday, signing an executive order that could strip federal funding from governments that say they won't help federal authorities enforce immigration law. But Oregon officials say they aren't backing down. Here's a round-up of government leaders who say they're committed to remaining sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants. Jessica Vega Pederson (center): "I will not allow fear-mongering to tarnish the contribution that my family and I have made to this country." Stephanie Yao Long/StaffStephanie...
  • Oregon State University opts to dump fossil fuel investments

    01/25/2017 10:08:28 AM PST · by Twotone · 35 replies
    Register Guard ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Diane Dietz
    In a little-noticed action on Inauguration Day, the Oregon State University board of trustees voted overwhelmingly to sell most of OSU’s $8.8 million in fossil fuel stocks. The action capped a four-year campaign by faculty and students under the banner of OSU Divest to rid the campus of its stake in carbon-­emissions-heavy energy such as oil, gas and coal. “I was thrilled. It’s been four years,” said OSU education professor Ken Winograd, who added that it was a coincidence that the divestment vote came on the day that President Trump, a climate skeptic, took office.
  • Poll: 74 Percent of Californians Want to End Sanctuary Cities

    01/23/2017 12:09:53 PM PST · by george76 · 59 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 23 Jan 2017 | John Binder
    The vast majority of residents living in California would like see sanctuary cities barred, a state home to multiple jurisdictions which refuse to abide by federal immigration laws. Roughly 74 percent of California residents want to see an end to sanctuary city policies... The issue to end sanctuary cities in the state crosses racial and party lines, with 65 percent of Hispanics registering their agreement, while 70 percent of independents, 82 percent of Republicans, and 73 percent of Democrats feel the same.
  • Authorities in Mexico arrest man suspected in Oregon deputy's traffic collision death

    01/21/2017 9:46:47 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 2 replies
    OregonLive ^ | January 21, 2016 | Allan Brettman
    Authorities have arrested a man in the Mexican state of Puebla who is wanted in the traffic collision deaths of Marion County Deputy Kelly Fredinburg and another man in 2007, according to the Oregon State Police. "It has been nearly 10 years since the tragic loss of Deputy Kelly Fredinburg," Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers said in a news release issued Saturday. "While no one has ever given up hope that the individual responsible for this tragedy would be apprehended, it has been an emotional, trying and difficult journey to reach this point." Fredinburg, then 33, had worked for the...
  • Prosecutor files formal criminal information, lodging three charges...(Oregon Standoff lawyer)

    01/19/2017 3:56:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 1/18/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal prosecutor has filed a formal criminal information charging Marcus Mumford, Ammon Bundy's lawyer, with three misdemeanors. It accuses Mumford of creating a disturbance by impeding or disrupting official government duties by "verbally and physically interfering with" deputy U.S. marshals in their "transportation of a person in their custody." The second charge is failure to comply with signs that prohibit the disruption of official government duties. The third charge is failure to comply with the lawful direction of a federal police officer..... The information replaces the initial citations against Mumford. Marshals tackled Mumford, stunned him with a Taser and...
  • OREGON RANCHER GETS GOVT REQUEST TO SURVEY LAND & HIS RESPONSE IS EPIC!

    01/14/2017 12:49:09 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 19 replies
    OVERPASSES FOR AMERICA ^ | January 11th, 2017 | Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
    Oregon rancher receives government request to survey his property – read his brilliant response! letter-screen-shot So many people cave in and bend over backwards to accommodate the most ridiculous requests of federal and state governments, but this story is a reminder of how we all should respond when bureaucrats come knocking at our doors. Recently, Oregon ranchers Larry and Amanda Anderson received a letter by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife asking for permission to survey their land in order to track a nearly endangered species. The letter requested use of the landowners' creek to document the amphibian life...
  • Business owner to CNN, liberals and Springsteen: 'We've had it with you idiots'

    01/07/2017 3:19:55 PM PST · by mikeIII · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 07, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A small business owner in Oregon has a message for CNN, ignorant liberals and Bruce Springsteen: “We’ve had it with you idiots.” Kevin Kerwin is the proprietor of Kevin the Geek Computer Repair store in Lake Oswego. He’s also one of the few conservatives around town. Click here for a free subscription to Todd’s newsletter: a must-read for conservatives! “Oregon is a very beautiful state, but it’s infested with liberals,” Kevin tells me.
  • Oregon occupation a year later: Ranch family at center...'scared to death' (OREGON STANDOFF)

    01/05/2017 3:59:33 AM PST · by Nextrush · 46 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 12/30/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    BURNS--A knock on the front door awakened Susie Hammond.... She struggled out of bed, hobbled by an aching right hip, and limped to the front of her small house..... "Susan?" one of them said. "My name is Ammon Bundy." So began Hammond's passage from 75-year-old matriarch of an eastern Oregon ranching clan to reluctant symbol of the rural West's revolt against federal ownership of vast resource-rich rangeland. Bundy often invoked the story of Hammond's husband, Dwight Jr. and their youngest son Steven, convicted of setting fires on public lands and ordered back to prison to serve out five-year sentences..... Susie...
  • The Worth of Public Employee Unions

    01/04/2017 3:59:13 PM PST · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | Jan. 4, 2017 | Larry Huss
    What is the worth of a public employees union? Well not much these days according to the actions of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). SEIU announced last week that its members must be prepared for a thirty percent (30%) budget reduction including an immediate ten- percent (10%) reduction in 2017. Of course the SEIU union bosses blamed it all on President-elect Donald Trump but there is really more to it than that. Private sector union membership has been on the decline for decades. It is the result of a combination of things – mechanization, international trade agreements, and a...
  • Catholic Public School Teacher Forced to Facilitate Planned Parenthood Program

    12/30/2016 6:54:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    life news ^ | 12.28.16
    We recently received a disappointing ruling in the case of Bill Diss, a Portland, Oregon public school teacher who was fired after he objected to facilitating a Planned Parenthood sex education program in his classroom. The judge granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment, which means the case cannot go before a jury. Life Legal is appealing the decision.Bill Diss became “enemy number one” with his local Planned Parenthood affiliate when he led opposition to a new PP mega-facility in downtown Portland.When Planned Parenthood employees wanted to come into Diss’ classroom to recruit students for their “Teen Outreach Program,” or...
  • Portland Unitarian Pastor urges congregation to register as Muslims, blames NAFTA for immigration

    12/30/2016 12:01:48 PM PST · by nwrep · 37 replies
    First Unitarian Church, Portland ^ | December 6, 2016 | nwrep
    Sermon delivered by Rev. Bill Sinkford on Dec 5, 2016: ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ In the Christian liturgical calendar, this is the second Sunday of Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas, when the spiritual task is to prepare for the birth of hope…prepare to welcome hope into our hearts. I have, needless to say, translated the Christian language some of you will remember into more broadly accessible terms. Preparing to welcome hope. Although our liberal religious tradition, from its earliest days, rejected the literal truth of the miracle stories that came to be told about Jesus and his birth, the...
  • University of Oregon Professors Could Be Fired If They Offend Students

    12/30/2016 8:32:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 29, 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    Last week, administrators at the University of Oregon made it clear to professors that they would be disciplined if they offended students on the subjects of race, gender, sexuality, or religion. This is a concerning new development considering that this new warning from administrators suggests that professors can be disciplined based upon what students subjectively choose to find offensive. Discipline for remarks made by professors is not limited to bigoted remarks or deliberate racism, but rather any incident that a student may find offensive. [Snip] According to Eugene Volokh of The Washington Post, the following acts of expression could be...
  • With new monuments in Nevada, Utah, Obama adds to his environmental legacy (LAND GRAB)

    12/28/2016 2:42:22 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/28/2016 | By Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis
    President Obama on Tuesday created new national monuments in a sacred tribal site in southeastern Utah and in a swath of Nevada desert, after years of political fights over the fate of the sites. The designations further cement Obama’s environmental legacy as one of the most consequential — and contentious — in presidential history. He now has invoked his executive power to create national monuments 29 times during his tenure, establishing or expanding protections for more than 550 million acres of federal lands and waters. Environmental groups have praised the conservation efforts, but critics say they amount to a federal...
  • Couple Forced to Destroy 40-Year-Old Pond On Their Own Property Because Govt Owns The Rainwater

    12/28/2016 12:48:41 PM PST · by Lorianne · 102 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | Claire Bernish
    An Oregon couple has been told they must destroy a 2-acre pond on their land — the property’s most attractive feature — because the government said so. Although Jon and Sabrina Carey purchased the 10-acre property near Butte Falls two and a half years ago, the pond has been in place for 40 years — but that fact doesn’t matter to the Jackson County Watermaster’s Office. “I basically bought a lemon,” said Jon, who became teary-eyed at the edge of the partially ice-covered body of water being targeted by government, in an interview with the Mail Tribune. “That’s how they...
  • Marijuana Home Delivery Is Coming To Portland

    12/28/2016 10:52:24 AM PST · by NobleFree · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/2016 | Steve Birr
    Marijuana could soon be ordered to your door like delivery food in Portland, Ore., after lawmakers eased regulations prohibiting businesses from conducting the practice.Portland city commissioners relaxed the rules governing how marijuana dispensaries can distribute their products. It opens the door legally for marijuana businesses to start home delivery services, much in the way people order a pizza. Restrictions and prohibitions remain however, making the legality of home delivery a little complex.Any licensed delivery person working for a cannabis business must ensure their headquarters is at least 1,000 feet away from any schools, reports CBS 6.It also prohibits marijuana deliveries...
  • Old Article: Portland Developer Terry Bean wins $ 7.8 million malpractice judgement

    12/19/2016 2:29:00 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 3 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 6/10/11 | Jeff Manning
    A ruinous Las Vegas condo conversion got a lot less painful for Portland developer Terry Bean earlier this week, when a jury awarded him $7.8 million in a malpractice lawsuit Bean filed against his former law firm, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. A Multnomah County Circuit Court jury found Wednesday that the Schwabe Williamson lawyers were remiss in the way they drafted the operating agreement between Bean and his high-profile investors. Bean argued that his investors were able to escape contributing their fair share to the bank that foreclosed on the property thanks to a loophole that the Schwabe Williamson lawyers...
  • Movement for Third Gender Option 'Exploding' in U.S.

    12/18/2016 9:36:23 AM PST · by ColdOne · 108 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 12/15/16 | Mary Emily O'Hara
    When Oregon resident Jamie Shupe quietly walked into a Portland, Oregon, courthouse this June and received permission to change their gender from female to "non-binary," they did so without the assistance of any nonprofit or national transgender advocacy group. Shupe's successful legal change to a third gender stunned the national LGBTQ community; many intersex and gender nonconforming people had dreamed of someday being able to opt out of "male" and "female" gender designations, but no one thought it could be done so easily. In the six months since Shupe became the first legally non-binary U.S. citizen, the amount of people...
  • Democrats Make DARING Impeachment Move – Give Trump 2 Choices

    12/17/2016 6:46:37 AM PST · by Cheerio · 115 replies
    ETF News ^ | December 17, 2016 | ETF News
    Ever since Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in last month’s presidential election, liberals have been whining about how “unfair” this result is. Now, the Democrat lawmakers in Congress have launched a sick plan against Trump before he’s even inaugurated that may result in his impeachment. Right Wing News reported that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is working on a bill that would force President-elect Donald Trump, future FLOTUS Melania Trump, their youngest son Barron, Vice President-elect Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence to put their assets into a blind trust. This would prevent any conflict of interest during Trump’s presidency while...
  • Old Article: Prosecutors File Additional Child Sex Abuse Allegations... (Bean)

    12/16/2016 8:42:43 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 7 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 7/13/15 | Heather Clark
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Criminal prosecutors in Oregon filed additional child sex abuse allegations against the co-founder of the prominent homosexual activist group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) as they seek to build their case for an upcoming trial scheduled for next month. As previously reported, Terrance Bean, 66, of the Human Rights Campaign was taken into custody at his home last November by the Portland, Oregon Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit following an indictment by a Lane County Grand Jury. He was booked at the Multnomah County Jail and released after posting 10 percent of his $50,000 bail. Bean was charged...